Artists’ Studio And Gallery Of Tequesta Invites Public To Holiday Open House Thursday, December 9. Artists Spaces Are Available In The Gallery.

The Artists’ Studio and Gallery of Tequesta offers original fine art in a relaxed setting in the Gallery North Plaza near the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  The public is welcome to the Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 9.  Meet the six core artists: Jeanine Baum, Marie Cardi Etherington, Suzanne Fico, Kathy Kauss, Jerry Oliver, and Joseph Bennet Pierre. Featured visiting artists include:  Kent Politsch, William Rodriguez, Bill Rose, and Susan Weinbrenner.  There are spaces available for more artists to display and sell their artworks.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Open House and some sneak peeks of artworks worthy to set the tone in your home, office, or yacht.





Public   Is   Invited   To   A   Free



~ Holiday   Open   House ~



Thursday, December 9, 2021



 5 – 7:30  pm




Studio & Gallery Hours:

Tuesday  to  Friday 10 to 4           Saturday  &  Sunday    11  to  3



Gallery Square North  

385 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469

618.645.0151    or        561.339.3314



For information about hanging your artwork:  Call Suzanne Fico   561.339.3314




Jeanine   Baum



“Life  Boat 18”  by Jeanine Baum



Jeanine Baum creates with oils and pastels, focusing on landscapes and cityscapes which she encounters in her everyday life.  She enjoys painting wherever the journey takes her – from South Florida, rural Vermont, New York City, and the estuaries of the southern Jersey Shore.  Her work has exhibited in several galleries in each of those locations.  Jeanine’s paintings have been shown at serval venues: The Art Studio ( New York, NY), Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ), Westfield Town Art Show (Westfield, NJ), East Coast Landscape Exhibit (Stone Harbor, NJ), Designer House Showcase (Cape May, NJ) and Sotheby’s Real Estate Collection (Ludlow, VT).  Jeanine’s artworks can be found in numerous private collections.


Jeanine tells The Rickie Report, “There is endless learning in painting and I am constantly challenged to try new mediums, new techniques, new ideas.  It is never boring!  Plein-air painting is what I enjoy most…the lighting and environment changes rapidly, so you have to paint fast!”  She also offers commissions.


Jeanine has a BS in Medical Technology from University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Seton Hall University.  After retiring from career and raising her family, she pursued her passion for art.  Jeanine has taken classes at the DuCret School of Art, the School of Visual Arts, the Alizarin Crimson Studio, as well as workshops in the US and abroad.  For more information



Marie   Cardi   Etherington




“Hiking Out” by Marie Cardi Etherington



Marie Cardi Etherington draws her inspiration from an early interest in textile, a passion for science and art of gardening, and explorations of exotic locations around the continents.  Her approach is expressionistic and invites the viewer to feel the mood as she, herself experienced it during the painting process. To Marie, “Color is form”.  An early interest in pre-Columbian art lead her to textiles and weaving.  Manipulating threads with a four-harness loom created a pathway for her to express herself with color.  Then she experienced the buttery movement of oil paints and switched from threads and loom to paint and canvas.


Marie tells The Rickie Report, “I paint for the moment.  My goal is to bring the viewer in, to look at the everyday world in a new way, because that is how I have painted it. Marie’s artworks can be found in public and private collections around the globe.  Marie studied with the late Terry Oakes Bourret (in CT), Hugh O’Neill ( FL and Ireland), and John Traynor (NH). She holds a degree from University of NH and continued her studies at Cornell University and Albertus Magnus College. Marie has exhibited at numerous juried shows including: The Lyme Art Association, the Clinton Art Society ( where she is an elected member), at Jupiter Medical Center, and Lighthouse ArtCenter.


An accredited Federated Garden Club of America flower show master judge, Marie draws a sense of design and space from the world of gardening.  Her designs have been sold in such places as luxury retailer, Henri Bendel in New York. Marie enjoys painting outdoors in New England as well as Jupiter, FL.  For more information:



Suzanne   Fico


Suzanne Fico is from New York, where her interest in capturing the beauty of birds and nature began. She created her first oil painting at the age of 15, comes form a family of artists, and is inspired by her mother.  Suzanne, who has been painting for over a decade, is primarily self taught and she has furthered her studies at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  Suzanne is currently an art instructor at Morselife and other senior facilities.  Her paintings have been included in juried exhibits at both the Lighthouse ArtCenter and Artist Studio and Gallery of Tequesta.  Suzanne tells The Rickie Report, “My medium of choice is oil and acrylic.  I paint a wide variety of subjects.”  She excels in capturing the beauty of birds, where she has her widest audience appeal.




“Soaring” by Suzanne Fico




Kathy   Kauss


“Beware of Falling Coconuts” by Kathy Kauss



Kathy Kauss is a well known Jupiter artist who paints primarily in oils.  She is a 40 year resident of the area and finds her inspiration in the rich, colorful, tropical landscapes of this unique area.  Kathy is a member of the Jupiter Lighthouse Gallery and her work can be found at her studio at The Artists’ Studio and Gallery of Tequesta.  Kathy tells The Rickie Report, “When I paint, I try to capture a moment in time as well as all the feelings and emotions. I strive to be creative, focusing on the narrative of each painting, while bringing them alive, as I pay attention to the lights and shadows.”



Jerry  Oliver



“Coral Cove” Original artwork by Jerry Oliver



Jerry Oliver was raised on a farm in Kentucky.  After marrying, she moved to southern Illinois where she and her husband, Charles, raised their daughter, Rae.  During those years, Jerry painted in oils and took workshops with several well-known artists.  Her earliest works were influenced by a group of artists from Paducah, KY.  The Paducah Area Painter’s Alliance embraces artists from the mid-west. Jerry’s artwork has been featured in three Solo Exhibits and she was commissioned by the Arts Council of Illinois to create a new work for their college campus. The City of Paducah chose Jerry as one of the main artists to paint a children’s alphabet and art book, “P’ is for Paducah”.


Jerry has moved her focus from scenes of the Kentucky Ohio River Valley to South Florida.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Every day is a new adventure as I paint my journey through life. I love my surroundings and gain inspiration from them. I am thankful for her God given talent and firmly believes that everything is possible through him.”  For more information:




Joseph  Bennett  Pierre



“In The Glen” by Joseph Bennett Pierre



Joseph Bennett Pierre enjoyed drawing since the early age of six.  In 1970, at a low point in his life, he returned to his art. In college, he pursued a BA and MA in Fine Arts at New Jersey City University.  Joseph joined a group of African American artists, who displayed their artworks at the Urban League Gallery in New York City.  He also displayed his art in various libraries and other venues in New Jersey, where he resided.  A long hiatus ensued as Joe’s energies were focused on his career in education. He won outstanding awards in both teaching and administration.  We can see how his philosophy of art is his life mantra: “Art is forever evolving and one always learns something new.”


In 1995, Joseph’s interest in art was reignited as he dealt with the stress of care taking his ill mother.  Painting, drawing, and sculpture proved again, to be positive outlets!  In 2004, Joseph moved to North Palm Beach, FL with his wife and mother.  He enrolled in the Armory Art Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter, taking classes.  From 2005, his work has been exhibited at Lighthouse ArtCenter where “Tears of Haiti” won “Best Of Show”.  His painting, “Sharecropper” received Honorable Mention at a later exhibit there.  His artworks have shown in Sag Harbor, NY; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and he is currently at the Sarasota Art Center in Sarasota, FL.  His Solo exhibit in 2011 at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park,FL was a big success.



For more information  Call:  

618.645.0151    or        561.339.3314

For information about hanging your artwork here:

Call 561.339.3314

Gallery Square North  

385 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469




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The Artists’ Studio & Gallery of Tequesta Announces Grand Opening

The Rickie Report is excited to announce the Grand Opening of The Artists’ Studio & Gallery of Tequesta.  A public reception will take place on Thursday, November 14th  and every attendee will be part of a free drawing for an original oil painting by Judith Boland-Caruso!   Other artists at the gallery include Manon Sander, Marie Cardi-Etherington, Suzanne Fico, Geri Troast, Joseph Pierre, Lois Barton, Barbara Dave, and Carol Rios.  For more details please read this article. Kudos to the artists!!



The Artists’ Studio & Gallery of Tequesta

Invites You to

Grand Opening

Thursday, November 14th

5 – 8 pm

Gallery Square North  Suites 1 & 8   

385 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 



"Trip to Bombay" by

“Trip to Bombay” by Manon Sander

The Artists’ Studio & Gallery of Tequesta have moved into a wonderful new location.  They will celebrate the Grand Opening with an Open House on November 14th, 2013, 5pm – 8 pm.  The Gallery is located at Gallery Square North, 385 Tequesta Drive, Suites 1 & 8, Tequesta, FL 33469.
"Versailles" by

“Versailles” by Geri Troast

Every adult guest will get a free raffle ticket for the chance to go home with an original oil painting by Judith Boland-Caruso.
"Peaceful Cove" by

“Peaceful Cove” by Judith Borland-Caruso


The studio space is shared by the following artists: Judith Boland-Caruso, Marie Cardi Etherington, Suzanne Fico, Geri Troast, Joseph Pierre and Manon Sander.
Painting by Joseph Pierre

Painting by Joseph Pierre

In addition to these artists exhibiting, the artwork of Lois Barton, Barbara Dave and Carol Rios will be on display.

For more information about the Artists’ Studio & Gallery of Tequesta, please call 561-346-8703 or contact Manon Sander at  415-606-7685.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420