Arts Fest In Downtown Stuart Offers Visual Artists, Musicians, Singers, Top Chefs Plus New Drink Package & Membership Bundle. Saturday, February 11 And Sunday, February 12 Brings One Of Southeast Tourisms’ Best Events To You

ArtsFest 2023 returns on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday,12 at Gazebo Park in Downtown Stuart. This Martin Arts event features a wide variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top chefs CHOPPED competition. Tickets  at the gate are $5 for adults; students 18 and under free. Volunteers are needed, so sign up and enjoy special perksTake advantage of a new drink package & membership bundle – limited in supply, so sign up now! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

80 SE Ocean Boulevard in the Court House Cultural Center    Downtown Stuart

 

 

 

MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society!

 

 

Don’t miss this ever-evolving event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get a color-changing cup, a 1-DAY pass, unlimited refills of our specialty cocktail, AND a MartinArts personal membership for only $55 !

To secure the Drink Package for both, Saturday and Sunday, simply purchase two. 

Our cocktail features blood orange vodka, a splash of orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and is topped with an orange slice garnish.

Current MartinArts members who want to purchase the drink package will be emailed you a coupon code for 25% off.

This opportunity may sell out and not be available the weekend of ArtsFest.

 

 

Get Details Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramics:  

Valerie Carnett & Graham Hudgens * Christine Green

Michael Nelson * Mark Poole

 

Drawing & Graphics:

 

 

Brian McKelvey * Annie Reif 

Fiber:

 

Andres Arango * Jorge Gil * Donna Harris

Phillipe Lane * Maureen Reilly * Jean Yao

 

Glass:

 

Jim Dirks

 

Jewelry:

 

 

Chip Arnold * Herb Brown * Douglas Brandow * Jose Farinango

Scott Macklin * Jose Paternoster

Luis Perez * Mark & Kathy Slaven * Emre Tekeli & Ayse Ersin

 Elizabeth Terhaar * Nora Testor * Rachel Tygart

Barbara Umbel * Jeff  Zoellner

 

 

Mixed Media:

 

Dan Bi * Kimberly Beltrame * Wayne Gao & Michelle Change

 Brenda Gordon & Magnus Sebastian

 Donna Hoyack * Harmony Jones * Jeannie Papadopoulous

 Candice Rodriguez Adams  

Paul Shampine * Susan Werling   

 

 

Painting:

 

William Cantwell * John Cheng * Erikan Ekefrey * Scott Klimek

Ariel  Hernandez * Chris Kling * Stephen Koury

Anne Schroeder * Wendy & John Manciagli

Guawen Wu

 

Photography:

Bruce Bain * Lisa Silk * Jacob Barrett

Brent Livingood * George Rhodes * Gary Whaler

Sculpture:

 

John Vise * Josh Price * Mark Mathews

Don McCullough * Bud Scheffel * Sabra Richards

 

Wood:

 

 

Paul Block * John Futch * Magali Cereghino-Groves

 

 

Local    &    Emerging    Artists:

Jim Ferro * Diane Hagg * Sue Klahne * Donald MacIntosh

Megan McCrystal * Mary Mirabito * Corey Morrow

 Jordan Silvia * Mark Stall * Sunny Walker 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annually, ArtsFest draws over 7,500 people and over the past 3 years has generated more than a $1 million dollars to the local economy. 

 

 

 

 

ArtsFest continues its 36-year history to showcase a diverse selection of arts to be enjoyed by residents and visitors.  For the visual artists, juried submissions from across the nation help feature top artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, and jewelry which are selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception.  Attendees can watch the popular CHOPPED event showcasing the inventive talents of renowned Treasure Coast chefs and listen to performances by the greatest talent on the Treasure Coast.  Creating an added community ‘buzz,’  local agencies and nonprofit organizations will provide ArtsFest patrons with family-fun activities such as complimentary guitar lessons and getting up-close-and- personal with wildlife and nature along with information about a broad variety of supportive and enriching community programs and services.  “We always aim to surprise and delight guests who attend Artsfest, and this year will be no different,” said Nancy Turrell, CEO of MartinArts Foundation. “ArtsFest is truly an extension of the expansive arts community we have on the Treasure Coast, and we love this opportunity to highlight their accomplishments.”

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Enjoy two days of music and performances !

 

 

Brad Brock

Nouveaux Honkies

Brett Staska (“the coastal cowboy”)

The Barn Theatre band & performers

“Grease” singalong

Victoria Leigh

Indian River Pops Orchestra

Jake Walden Band

Bashaum Trio

A.C.T. Studio Theatre

Fabulous Feet Dance Center

Mazz & Moe (performing “the standards”)

AND MORE…..

 

 

 

Get Details Here

 

 

 

 

 

Annually, ArtsFest draws over 7,500 people and over the past 3 years has generated more than a $1 million dollars to the local economy. 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

 

 

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

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

 

 

 

32nd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Showcases Wide Variety Of Media At Court House Cultural Center In Stuart. Enjoy Opening Reception, Juror’s Talk, And Artist Panel Discussion

The 32nd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show continues its legacy featuring all Florida artists in all media. View pieces of art from artists all over the state from October 11 through November 18, 2022 at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart. Juror, Dolores Coe will choose the winning piece at the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14 and will give a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, October 15.  An Artist Panel Discussion led by Duncan Hurd of the Gilt Complex will take place on Tuesday, October 25.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

32   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676

 

 

 

Artwork by Lisbeth Ascanio

 

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday 10–6 /Wednesday–Saturday 10 – 4 

 

 

A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested

 

*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations

 

 

Artwork by Jamie Rodriguez

 

 

Opening Reception

Friday, October 14 | 5:30–7 PM

 

 

Juror’s Talk

Saturday, October 15 | 11 AM 

 

 

Artist Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 25 | 6 PM 

 

Exhibition Dates:  October 11 – November 18, 2022

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Judith Copeland

 

 

Featuring Artists:

 

 

 

Lisbeth Ascanio, Bob Bechtol, Steven Beverage, Sarah Black-Sadler, BILL Brody, Jonathan Brooks, Judith Copeland, Cheryl Cote, Martin Dunn, Janas Durkee, Miriam Esteve, Janet Folsom, Marine Fonteyne, Ron Garrett, Bonney Goldstein, Jay Hatfield, Latonya Hicks, Etheard Joseph, Claudia Jane Klein, Michael Knapp, Catherine Kramer, Stacey Mandell, Suzanna Mars, John Marshall, Jane McIntyre, Robert Michelmann, Sharon Mroz Hopek, Leslie Neumann, Nina Offutt, Deborah Perlman, Amber Quimby, Galal Ramadan, Linda Reymore, Christopher Rivera, Jamie Rodriguez, Danuta Rothschild, Alexandria Salmieri, Rita Shapiro, Joel Shapses, Norman Silva, Rachel Stewart, Jeff Whipple, Terry White, Addison Wolff, Kate Wood 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Cheryl Cote

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Juror:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolores Coe (Studio Art) is an artist, educator, and former Professor of Art and Program Director at Ringling College of Art and Design. Her paintings and mixed media work re exhibited regionally and nationally in museums and galleries and are included in a number of public, private and corporate collections. She was awarded a resident fellowship at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and is a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting. She earned the MFA in Painting and an MA in Counseling. 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Deborah Perlman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

 

Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Days Of Summer ( And Other Pets Too!) Opens August 9 At MartinArts’ Courthouse Cultural Center Gallery. Public Reception Friday, August 12 . Family Day, Pet Adoptions, Artist Demos Scheduled Through October 1st

“Dog Days of Summer (and other pets too!)” opens August 9, 2022 at MartinArts’ Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart.  Meet the artists at the Public Reception on Friday, August 12.  Enjoy original art of animals and pets, a Family Day (Saturday, September 17) and pet adoption opportunities will be held through the exhibit’s run, until October 1st.  A raffle will be held for a Skip Hartzell sculpture.  Proceeds from all sales will benefit Caring Fields Felines, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, and MartinArts.  A special video presentation by international group, Gunhill Road, “I Know You’re Real is included in this multi-medium exhibit. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  All artwork will be available on the virtual gallery as well as in person. 

 

 

 

 

 

80 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL  34994

 

Opening Reception

 

Friday, August 12 | 5:30–7  PM

 

 

Special Raffle to win a Skip Hartzell sculpture!

 

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the exhibit.

 

 

 

Artist Demos / Meet & Greet/ Pop Up

 

Saturday, September 3, 2022      10 – 4

 

 

Featuring:  

 

 

Katie Gianni       Jordan Silvia      Heather Ivins

 

Artists Katie Gianni, Jordan Silvia, and Heather Ivins will be teaming up for a fun event where they will be painting and drawing live, chatting with you about their work, and selling fine art originals and prints.

 

 

Additionally, each artist will be raffling off an 8”x8” piece, with 100% of the proceeds going to the animal rescue and adoption organizations participating in the Dog Days of Summer exhibition. By entering the raffle, you may win an original piece of artwork for a small donation of $5 (or more, if you’d like), while also helping animals!  The three artists will be sharing more details in the next couple of weeks, so make sure to follow them here and on Instagram for more information.

 

 

 

Family Day

 

Learn about local wildlife, enjoy hands-on activities, library card sign up, and story time provided by the Martin County Library System, Tykes & Teens, and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center

 

Saturday, September 17 | 12–3PM

 

 

 

Adoption Days

Meet furry friends available for adoption and support local rescues.

 

Caring Fields Felines – August 13 | 10AM–1PM

Humane Society of Treasure Coast – September 22 | 10AM–3PM

 

 

 

Check back for additional programs & events.

 

Exhibit Dates:  August 9 – October 1, 2022

 

 

A donation of $5 in support of MartinArts is requested.

 Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10AM–6PM

 Wednesday through Saturday 10 AM–4 PM

 

 

 

 

“Couch Potato” by Deborah La Fogg Docherty. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

Holly Cannon

Katie Gianni

Eduardo Gomez

Margaret Gray

Skip Hartzell

Heather Ivins

Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Mia Lindberg

Maria G. Miele

Caryl Pomales

Roni Rottner

Jordan Silvia

Molly Potter Thayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caryl Pomales’ “Have you Any Wool”  All rights reserved.

 

 

 

“Animals have been subject matter in the visual arts since the beginning of time. We are so excited about this collaborative effort to have local artists bring attention to the needs of our furry and perhaps not so furry friends and the nonprofits that help them.” said Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director of MartinArts.”

 

 

 

 

Heather Ivins’ “Green Fish”  All rights reserved.

 

 

 

Proceeds from sales will benefit MartinArts and local non-profit animal rescue and adoption agencies – Caring Fields Felines, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center.  In addition to the artworks on display, activities throughout the exhibit will include artist demos, pet adoption events, a family fun day with animal education, hands-on activities, library card sign up, and story time provided by the Martin County Library System, Tykes & Teens, and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The legendary classic rock group Gunhill Road’s hit YouTube video celebrating the special relationship between humans and animals, “I Know You’re Real.”    gunhillroadmusic.com

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Silvia’s “French Bulldog”. All rights reserved

 

 

 

 

THANK    YOU   TO   OUR   SPONSORS:

 

 

 

 

 

About MartinArts: 

MartinArts mission is to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts envisions a vibrant and thriving community where arts and culture is woven into every aspect of life. As a regional leader, MartinArts stimulates and advances the economy of the cultural community. 

MartinArts has served our community since 1980 and as the local arts agency since 1986. With roots in our community, we strive to support the arts sector through advocacy, promotion, research, community planning and programming. Our focus on arts education is core to who we are as we know that through those efforts, we are working to secure an audience for generations in the future. We are housed in a county-owned historic building (formerly the county’s first courthouse) the Court House Cultural Center. Located in historic downtown Stuart, this venue allows us to serve as a hub of cultural experiences for residents and visitors.

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Division of Arts & Culture, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

Visit MartinArts.org for additional details.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

“Be Squared ~ A Members Exhibition” Opens June 10 At Martin Arts Court House Cultural Center Gallery Featuring 52 Artists’ All Media Artworks In A Square Format

Be Squared“,  A Members Exhibition opens FridayJune 10th at MartinArts’ Court House Cultural Center Gallery in downtown Stuart. Showcasing the diverse talents of 52 artists, each piece is created and presented in a square shape. Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County. A $5 Donation is requested at the door. This exhibit will be on display through July 23, 2022The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 10, 2022

5:30  –  7  PM

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ A $5. donation is requested ~

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

This exhibit, on display through July 23rd, will showcase the diverse talents of 52 artists who are all members of MartinArts. Unique to the collection, is that each piece is created and presented in a square shape.

 

 

 

 

 

“Moonlighting” by Sharon Ferina

 

 

 

 

Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Tom Forster

 

 

 

 

“We invite the community to experience these extraordinary works by this exemplary group of artists at our beautiful, historic gallery,” said Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director of MartinArts. “Whatever your favorite medium or genre, it’s bound to be showcased in in this exquisitely-presented “square” exhibit.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dreaming Zebra” by Dinija Berkien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Gatherers” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

 

 

Be Squared – A Members Exhibition, will feature works by these celebrated MartinArts’ Member Artists:

 

 

Jeanine Baum, Michaelann Bellerjeau, Kimberly Beltrame, Dinija Berkien, Mallo Bisset, Deborah Bottorff, Sally Browning Pearson, Tracy Canada, Holly Cannon, Robert ClenDening, Marc Cohen, Suzanne Connors, Kendra Deltano, Evangelia Deslis, MJ Dowling, Sharon Ferina, Tom Forster, Torenzo Gann, Katie Gianni, Lindsay Hager, Jill Heveron, Heather Ivins, Etheard Joseph, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Julia Kelly, Justin Klahne, Sue Klahne, Scott Klimek, Chris Kling, Jane Lawton Baldridge, Mia Lindberg, Barbara Z. Lyons, Lorrie McKenna, Dana Meyer, Maria G Miele, Mary Lou Mirabito, Lynn Morgan, Margarita Nielsen Palacios, Janis Clary Oehlschlager, Tom Prestopnik, Mary Lou Pults, Lisa Rapp, Diane Raymond, Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, Danuta Rothschild, Bobby Savage, Jordan Silvia, Mark Stall, Marian Vitale, Jesse Walker, Sunny Walker, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

 

 

“Flight Check” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue heron Neighbor” by Margarita Nielsen Palacios

 

 

 

About MartinArts:

MartinArts mission is to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts envisions a vibrant and thriving community where arts and culture is woven into every aspect of life. As a regional leader, MartinArts stimulates and advances the economy of the cultural community.

MartinArts has served our community since 1980 and as the local arts agency since 1986. With roots in our community, we strive to support the arts sector through advocacy, promotion, research, community planning and programming. Our focus on arts education is core to who we are as we know that through those efforts, we are working to secure an audience for generations in the future. We are housed in a county-owned historic building (formerly the county’s first courthouse) the Court House Cultural Center. Located in historic downtown Stuart, this venue allows us to serve as a hub of cultural experiences for residents and visitors.

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Division of Arts & Culture, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.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

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center Features A Three Woman Perspective “Humanity Through The Artist Eye” Opening Friday, March 4. Meet Artists Cheryl Cote′, Danuta Rothschild, And Kirsten Stingle And See Their Nuanced Views Of Life. Artist Talk Tuesday, March 29

Martin Arts announces its newest Court House Cultural Center exhibition, “Humanity Through The Artist Eye – A Three Woman Perspective” featuring artists Cheryl Cote′, Danuta Rothschild, and Kirsten Stingle. This expressive show curated by Ken Hooper Capozzi and Maria Miele opens on Friday, March 4, 2022 with a Free Public Reception. The artists will give a presentation on Tuesday, March 29. The exhibit continues through April 15, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

Courthouse Cultural Art Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL

772.287.6676      www.MartinArts.org

 Martin    Arts   Presents:

 

 

 

HUMANITY    Through    the    Artist    Eye  –

 

 

A    Three    Woman    Perspective

 

 

Gallery Hours:  

Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm   Wednesday thru Saturday  10 am – 4 pm  

Or by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday,  March 4, 2022    

 5:30  –  7  PM

 Tuesday,  March 29  

6 pm  

Register on MartinArts.org

 

 

 

Exhibit is available March 4  – April 15, 2022

 

 

“This exemplary presentation of works exudes a cohesive flow and connects viewers to the emotions and experiences expressed by the artists’ fabulous demonstration of texture and color,” said Hooper Capozzi, exhibition curator and Gallery Committee Chair of MartinArts.  

 

 

This vibrantly expressive show, curated by Ken Hooper Capozzi and Maria Miele, presents a stunning showcase of singular expression, by three remarkable female artists. Sharing a moving stage of individual works, and an exciting variety of mediums and works, exhibiting Artists Cheryl Cote′, Danuta Rothschild, and Kirsten Stingle seamlessly invoke thought and conversation about the nuances of life. The exhibition is comprised of inspiring works that tell the story of challenges, struggles, and celebrated joys encountered along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

“Be True To Your Roots” by Cheryl Cote′

 

“We invite the community to enjoy experiencing “Humanity through the Artist Eye – A 3 Woman Perspective, in voice and celebration of the stories shared through the works of these three unique artists,” said Nancy Turrell, Executive Director, MartinArts.

 

Over her career, Cheryl Cote′s style has evolved from a very ‘fine-detail’ artist, to a broader spectrum of color and light. A visually impaired artist, her collection conveys life, with the intention to encourage people to overcome. With limited sight, and challenges faced when painting, Cote’s developed and unique style relays image on canvas, in a bold and signature display of great light, shadow and color. Through her eyes, viewers ‘see’ the souls of each figure she paints.

 

 

 

 

“Retirement” by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

Internationally respected and award-winning artist, Danuta Rothschild captures the scope of human experience from the ominous to the magically affirming. Her sculptures, globally exhibited in the United States, Poland, Bosnia, and France, are a brilliant showcase of humanity and poverty. Bold color and texture reveal the stories and struggles of her characters as they move through life. Placing figures into an endless space and vast nature, she gives the viewer a sense of dreamlike or vast perspective of the human experience. Rothchild’s vast and endless depiction of nature, reveals that ‘we’ are but a small part of the story she tells.

 

 

 

 

 

“The Shepherd” by Kirsten Stingle

 

 

 

Kirsten Stingle’s work is both bold and expressive. Her amazing images in mixed media combine unique textures, fabric, clay, and construction to give emotion to her figures. Her color palette, often dominated by sepia tones, show a somber, yet emotional character. The expressions she gives her figures are often wondrous and so detailed you feel as if they will spring to life, with details of facial expression and clothing dictating a time and place. Positioning her figures on or in unique situations, each work tells a story. Layering each sculpture with a delicate balance of technique, lends to vivid imagery, while strengthening the complexity of her expression.

 

 

About MartinArts:

MartinArts mission is to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts envisions a vibrant and thriving community where arts and culture is woven into every aspect of life. As a regional leader, MartinArts stimulates and advances the economy of the cultural community.

MartinArts has served our community since 1980 and as the local arts agency since 1986. With roots in our community, we strive to support the arts sector through advocacy, promotion, research, community planning and programming. Our focus on arts education is core to who we are as we know that through those efforts, we are working to secure an audience for generations in the future. We are housed in a county-owned historic building (formerly the county’s first courthouse) the Court House Cultural Center. Located in historic downtown Stuart, this venue allows us to serve as a hub of cultural experiences for residents and visitors.

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Division of Arts & Culture, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

Martin Arts 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.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

 

 

Free Admission To Martin County Open Studio Tour 2022 Features 45 Artists In 25 Studios Saturday, March 5 And Sunday, March 6

The 6th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 2022 will feature 45 artists in 25 studios!  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   5   &   Sunday,  March 6,   2022  

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanine Baum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daffodil Dress” by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

The  Artists:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Chris Kling

Sue Klahne

Dinija Berkien

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Chad Periman

Chloey Griffin

Carolyn Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Jordan Silvia

Renee Keil

Carol Kepp

Sheryl Levine

Sally Browning Pearson

Jim & Tess Dirks

Cheryl Coté

Diana Rell Dean

Suzanne Connors

Billie Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Torenzo Ganaway

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Deborah Bottorff

Lynn Morgan

MJ Dowling

Mark Stall

Laura Kay Darvill

Angela Krogen

Curt Whiticar Collection

Danuta Rothschild

Janis Clary

Geoffrey C. Smith

Barb Bucci

James J. DeMartis Collection

Ed Douglas

Judi LeBlanc

Robin Marshall

Raymond Reiland

Debra Terrio

Cynthia Cooper

Martha Quigley

 

 

 

 

PLEASE  NOTE:  STUDIO THREE WILL NOT BE OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.

 

 

Michaelann Bellerjeau

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the locations where you can get a guide book:

*Harbor Ridge*Fox Club* Club Vista Pines* Monarch Country Club* Stuart Coffee* Morningside Pools* Down to Earth Yoga* Stuart Sailing Charter* Taiyo Sushi* Rufino’s Pizza* Roma Pizza* Tivoli Pizza* Perfect Smile Dental* Gypsea* Cotton Island* One Price Cleaners* Salon Appearances* Port St. Lucie Art League* Wagnolias* Twinkles* Elle Salon* UBS Financial* Key West Diner* Circle Bay Yacht Club* Monterey Golf and Yacht Club* Palm Cove Community Center* The Butcher Shop* Harper’s Pub* Armory Art Center

 

 

 

For more information:

 

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

 

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Martin Arts Presents A Noteworthy Exhibit “Floridian Flavors: Character, Culture, & Cuisine” Featuring Artistry By The Studio Art Quilt Associates January 11- February 26

“Floridian Flavors: Characters, Culture, & Cuisine” is a noteworthy exhibit of juried art quilts that celebrate the rich and varied cultures, clothing, food, holidays, languages, history, and customs of residents, visitors and native-born Floridians. Martin Arts brings members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), Florida Region to share their creativity at the Court House Cultural Center from January 11 – February 26, 2022.  (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt. CDC guidelines will be followed. A private tour can be arranged on Monday, January 10 for those who prefer to be in a small group.  The exhibit will be available in the Virtual Gallery beginning Tuesday, January 11 The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, January 14. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 14, 2022

5:30  –  7  PM

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ Admission is free…donations are encouraged ~

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

To arrange for a private tour on Monday, January 10 contact: Jennifer Hearn 772-287-6676 

 

Click Here:    Virtual Gallery Opens January 11

 

 

 

 

 

Take your time to notice all of the elements of these art quilts in “Floridian Flavors: Characters, Culture, & Cuisine”!!!!  This unique exhibit will hang in the Court House Cultural Center from January 11 – February 26, 2022.  This exhibit was juried by Martha Wolfe.

 

 

Members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), Florida Region, have created this collection of juried art quilts that celebrate the rich and varied cultures, clothing, food, holidays, languages, history, and customs of residents, visitors and native-born Floridians. The Sunshine State is one of diversity and inclusion, attracting people from all over the globe and these magnificent fabric masterpieces will reflect their uniqueness and lifestyles.

 

 

 

“Moon Dance” by Candace Phelon

 

 

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”  

 

 

“Fisherman’s Intent” by Doris Hulse

 

 

Over the past 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of nearly 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world whose vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. Three of the 30 artists participating are from the local area: Kim Laffont, Fort Pierce; Sharon Buck, Okeechobee; and Susan Rienzo, Vero Beach

 

 

 

“I’m OK” by Brenda Shutter

 

 

A spokesperson for SAQA shared, “We are proud our state is one of diversity and inclusion. People in Florida come from all over the globe and all walks of life. We have astronauts, mermaids, cowboys, pirates, princesses, and pioneers. (And Parrotheads!)   This collection of juried art quilts made by Florida SAQA members will celebrate the rich and varied cultures, clothing, food, holidays, languages, history, and customs of our inhabitants, visitors, and even the rare individuals who are Florida-born and lifelong residents”.  There are 8 “pods” (or chapters) in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

“Flamingo in Paradise” by Kestrel Michaud

 

 

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”  Over the past 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of nearly 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world. Our vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. With our exhibitions, resources, publications, and membership opportunities, we seek to increase the public’s appreciation for the art quilt and to support our members in their artistic and professional growth.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about SAQA, visit www.saqa.com

 

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

Virtual Gallery: Opens Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 

 

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

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Martin Arts Invites Public To Opening Night Court Room Session IV, Showcasing Contemporary Art And Live Music On Saturday, December 4

MartinArts announces the fourth installment of “Court Room Sessions” at the Court House Cultural Center opening on Saturday, December 4.  Featured contemporary artists include: Enid Enrich Blechman, Rick Eggert, TD Gillispie, Jill Hotchkiss, Kevin Lawson, Kandy G. Lopez, Monica Lopez de Victoria and Thomas Stollar. Opening night will feature live musical performances by notable South Florida acts. Elise Raffa is curator and organizer of Court Room Sessions. This event is free and open to the public!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

7  –  11  PM

 

 

 

Artwork by Kandy Lopez

 

 

“What is most exciting to me about this exhibition is the wide range of work, concept and experience brought by each of the artists”, said Elise Raffa, curator, and organizer of Court Room Sessions.

 

 

 

Artwork by Thomas Stollar

 

 

Elise continues, “Everything spanning from film to textiles, photography, painting, mixed media, and site-specific installations will be on display”.

 

 

 

 

Artwork by TD Gillespie

 

 

 

Alongside an impressive roster of visual artists, the opening night will also feature live musical performances by notable South Florida acts American Sigh and LAVOLA, as well as the highly anticipated performance of Treasure Coast’s own, Sandman Sleeps, who formed during the quarantine of 2020, cultivating a full, energy packed, and dynamic indie/art rock sound while maintaining a sense of rawness and unpredictability in songwriting and delivery. 

 

 

 

Artwork by Enid Blechman

 

 

“It’s really nice to see Court Room Sessions happening again after the pandemic”, said Zack Jones, guitarist of Sandman Sleeps. “It feels like it’s been so long. I’m very happy to return with a new music project that I spent all my time working on while we were locked down, I’m beyond excited!”

 

 

 

Artwork by Rick Eggert

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676 or visit www.martinarts.org.

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

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Martin Arts 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Spans All Media. Don’t Miss The In-Person And Virtual Exhibit Now Thru November 20 And Virtual Artist Panel Discussion Thursday, November 4

Martin Arts’ “31st Annual All Florida” Juried Art Show is open NOW through November 20, 2021. The show started as a local juried art show and has grown to encompass all Florida artists! Juror Kirk Ke Wang was impressed by the entries.  A handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Thursday, November 4 with Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex moderating The entire Free exhibit is being offered in a hybrid manner, both virtual and in-person at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the top winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

31   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676

 

 

1st Place: “Backward Glance” by Julie Feldman

 

 

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Thursday,  November 4     6pm

 

Free to Register on MartinArts.org

 

 

Moderated by Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

 

 

 

 

2nd Place: “It’s Not What it Seems” By Bonney Goldstein

 

Exhibit Dates Now through November 20, 2021

 

 

Gallery Hours:    Tuesday 10 am–6 pm         Wednesday–Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested

 

*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations

 

 

 

 

A 31-year legacy exhibition showcasing recent art by all Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 61 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.

 

 

The All Florida Juried Art Show will also be virtual, please check the website for a link to see it, if you are unable to visit the Court House Cultural Center to see it in the gallery space in person.

 

 

 

3rd Place: “Sunshift Yellow Blue Yellow” by Suzanne Williamson

 

 

 

Kirk Ke Wang, Juror:

Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Visual Arts of Eckerd College and a Board Director of the Ringling Museum of Art, is a painter, sculptor, photographer, mixed media artist, as well as an educational software developer. He was born in Shanghai, China, and received MFA degrees from the Nanjing Normal University in China and University of South Florida. Mr. Wang maintains a studio in Tampa and NYC, and he often travels back to his hometown, Shanghai.  To learn more about the juror visit: http://www.kirkkewang.com/ 

 

 

Honorable Mention 1st Place “The Passion of Daedalus” by Amy Broderick

 

 

 

Featuring Artists:

 

Laird | Robert Arbogast | Kenneth Arguinzoni* | Bruce Bain  Jane Baldridge | Steven Beverage | Barbara Bose | Thomas Boudreau | Marc Bridger* | Amy Broderick | Sea Carlson |Megan Castellon | Carl Clark | Gina Coccaro | Kimberly Engel | Julie Feldman | Christian Feneck | Janet Folsom | Dale Forbes | Bonney Goldstein | Carla Golembe | NC Hagood | Donna Haynes Marc Hilton | Jennifer Hoffman | Judy Horowitz | Ates Isildak | Etheard Joseph | Carson Kapp | Jenny Keyser | Mark Kirby | Michael Knapp | Linda Knowles | Joe Korte | Luis La Rosa  | Christopher Light* | Mia Lindberg | Ellen Lindner | George Lupo Eileen Lyons | Annette Margulies | Erin McCullough* | Lynn Morgan | Ania Moussawel | Gerald Obregon | Andy Owen | Chad Periman | Diane Powers-Harris | Amber Quimby | Galal Ramadan* | Dan Remmel | Linda Reymore | Paula Rucket | Nadine Saitlin | Alma Shoaf | Harold Silvers | Rebecca Stack | Anne Stagg | Lisa Tishman | Suzanne Williamson | Marcelle Zanetti

(*Only exhibiting in Virtual Gallery)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions 3rd Place “Gravitational Wave Sensor” by Luis La Rosa

 

 

 

 

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

 

Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour Offers Free Guide To Artists’ Workspaces And Galleries Saturday, March 6 And Sunday, March 7

Meet thirty highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on March 6 & 7 , 2021.  This Free event brings art lovers to 21 different studios with a self-guided map. At the studios, 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

 

 

MARCH 6 & 7, 2021  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

“Day Dream” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.

 

 

 

 

Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

Art Explorers can see which artist interests them the most and plan their weekend accordingly.

 

 

Ceramics by Candy Walsh

 

These booklets can be picked up in several local businesses: CourtHouse Cultural Center, Stuart Art Supply, Elliott Museum, Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor, Red Barn Furniture, Palm Room of Harbour Bay Plaza, to name only a few.  You may go to MCOST.org to see a listing of all the studios. Each studio will have extra booklets to give out.

 

 

 

Mark Stall in his photography studio

 

 

 

Laura Kay Darvil in her jewelry studio

 

 

MCOST TOUR  is held in the communities of Martin County including Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Salerno, Stuart and Jensen Beach.

 


“Simplify Your Life” by Jim and Tess Dirks

 

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

 

 

 


Mermaid’s Box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

The  Artists:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Barb Bucci

James DeMartis

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Curt Whiticar

Lynne Barletta

Angela Krogen

Barry Greff

Renee Keil

Chris Kling

Sheryl Levine

Lynn Morgan

Sally Pearson

Katie Gianni

Jim Dirks

Diana Rell Dean

Billie-Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Mark Stall

Skip Hartzell

Cheryl Cote

Mallo Bisset

Candy Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Dot Galfond

Sue Klahne

Jane Baldridge

Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

For more information:

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

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