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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   2   &   Sunday,  March 3,   2024  

 

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP!

 

 

 

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

Photography by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled painting by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Patience” by Patricia Pasbrig

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

“Sea Dancer” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

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

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

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour   Preview   2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

 

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

 

 

Sculpture by Eduardo Gomez

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

 

One of a Kind Wearable Art by Glenda Skarie

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Storm on the Hammock” by Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Original Ceramics by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

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

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

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Bucci Is A Featured Artist At Martin Artisans Guild Annual Open Studio Tour March 11 & 12 With Unique Keepsake Mermaid/Treasure Boxes For Everyone

The Martin Artisans Guild includes Barbara Bucci as one of the Featured Artists during their annual Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 11 & 12!  Growing up with her late father, renown artist, James J. DeMartis started her journey. Leaving Art School to managing tours of a 6 person rock band in Europe before the Berlin Wall fell, she has lots of adventures to share!  She was most recently a floral designer and owning a floral shop owner in Stuart.  Her well of creativity runs deep, bringing her to creating one of a kind, special “Mermaid/Treasure Boxes” (because even mermaids need a place to keep their treasures).  Varying sizes, themes, and artwork of her own plus the inclusion of her father’s art makes each box a true treasure on its own! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

 

 

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   11 – 12, 2023

 

 

  10 am – 5 pm 

 

 

 

 

  BARBARA     BUCCI          STUDIO #14

4735 SE Manatee Terrace      Stuart, FL 34997

 

 

 

Artist, Barbara Bucci in her studio

 

 

 

“Mary’s Home” Mermaid/Treasure box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

Barbara Bucci tells The Rickie Report, “Everything in my life thus far has led me to this exact moment in time. Even when the path was muddied & obscure, it guided me to the Present, full of the riches of what life has to offer.  First Art school, then dropping out of Art school to begin an adventure as a Tour Manager of a rock band in the late 70’s”.

 

 

 

 

Mermaid/Treasure Boxes by Barbara Bucci

 

 

She still marvels, “Can you imagine corralling a Band of 6, plus a road crew across the country & Europe multiple times without a cellphone? I look back and wonder sometimes…”how in hell did I do it?”. The European Gigs were exciting, well received & a whirlwind…Lots of airports, hotels & venues full of adoring fans and very long nights! Traveling thru occupied Germany, before the Wall came down, was an experience that I’ll never forget…. soldiers with guns & serious faces, a quiet descending on the Tour bus occupants while going through “Checkpoint Charlie” handing documents over to the officials to gain entry into East Germany for gigs in Berlin…everyone holding their breath until the papers were stamped & returned”.

 

 

 

“Can Sharks Skate?” Mermaid/Treasure box by Barbara Bucci

Mermaid/Treasure boxes by Barbara Bucci

 

 

Fast forward several decades to another path, described by Barbara as, “a garden path, with plants & flowers, Brides & Events, some joyful, some reflective & some just plain ole fun! I was a floral designer & flower shop owner for 25 years, 19 of which were here in Stuart. I had some old fashioned “on the job training” working in shops in New York, Spokane, Wa., Palm Beach & finally settling here in my adopted hometown of Stuart”.

 

 

“Skulls” Mermaid/Treasure box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

Some principles in floral design regarding balance, focal point placement, color & overall form of design composition, Barbara found to be somewhat interchangeable with what she is doing now with her Mermaid/Treasure boxes.  Barbara shares, “It all culls from the same deep within Well which is the source of creativity”.

 

 

 

 

“Macanudo” Mermaid/Treasure box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

She says, “In addition to what I have discovered on my own in life about creative processes & Art, I have to credit my late father’s enormous influence in exposing me to the artworks of the Master’s in Museums around the country & in all the places in Europe where we travelled as a family in my early years. These influences grew & multiplied, sometimes quietly, sometimes with a roar!”

 

 

 

 

“Dino Box” Mermaid/Treasure box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

“Years after my father passed, I remember visiting an artist’s studio in New Orleans, & upon entering, I was brought to tears by the smells of the oil paints, varnish & solvents…bringing me back to the years spent in my father’s studios while he painted & created. An area was always set up for my brother & I to do our own painting & drawing, probably intended to just occupy ourselves & keep us out of our father’s hair”.

 

 

 

“Penobscot Bay” Mermaid/Treasure box incorporates a painting by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

“Sadly, she relates, “my father passed the year I moved to Stuart, but I still feel his presence & influence because I’m literally surrounded by hundreds of his paintings & drawings. The idea of incorporating some of his artworks on paper into my Mermaid Boxes seemed like a natural progression & easy way to continue to honor & preserve his legacy…you might say, “we work well together”.

 

 

Mermaid/Treasure boxes by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

For more information about Barbara Bucci:  

 

www.barbbuccicreations.com

 

 

 

FOR   MORE   DETAILS   ABOUT   THE   STUDIO   TOUR:

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

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

 

mcost.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