Clyde Butcher’s “American Everglades” Exhibit Evokes The Beauty Surrounding Us. Arts Council Of Martin County Honors This Photographic Visionary Now Through March 13.

One of the country’s most honored photographers, Clyde Butcher, is being featured at the Court House Cultural Center NOW through March 13. His “America’s Everglades Exhibit”, presented by the Arts Council of Martin County, is a tribute to its 30 years of sharing art in the gallery and as a special tribute to Ansel Adams, who was featured in that first show.  The rugged and remote beauty of the Everglades is captured in these works which span more than three decades of foraging into dense swampland.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY,  JANUARY 21, 2021

 

5:30 – 7 PM

 

 

 

Virtual Meet & Greet with Clyde Butcher:

 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

2 PM

Zoom  Registration  required: www.MartinArts.org

 

 

Exhibit  runs  NOW  through  March 13, 2021

A donation of $5 is requested to support our exhibits and programs

 

 

Court   House   Cultural   Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.,   Stuart, FL

Gallery Hours:

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

Covid-19 Safety guidelines are in place

A maximum of 20 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time. Visitors, staff, and vendors must wear face coverings/masks while indoors. Disposable face masks will be available. A 6-foot distance from others must be maintained.Hand sanitizer is available and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned by staff throughout the day.

 

 

Clyde Butcher at Fakahatchee

 

 

The rugged and remote beauty of the Everglades is captured in these works which span over three decades of foraging into dense swampland. Delicate ecosystems, rare botanical specimens, and sweeping landscapes bring the wonder of this mysterious part of our country to light. The scale, extraordinary clarity and tonal range set his photographs apart as exceptional works of art, earning him recognition as the foremost landscape photographer in America today.

 

 

Close up of Clyde Butcher’s camera and a sample of the Exhibition

 

 

This expansive wilderness collection represents the many years Butcher spent exploring the remote regions of the Everglades, experiencing its changes. Shaped and sustained by seasonally flowing shallow water, the area is home to dozens of threatened and endangered species, massive flocks of wading birds, recovering populations of alligators, crocodiles, and millions of insects.

 

 

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANSEL ADAMS

 

 

 

Clyde says, “Out west they have their mountains. We have our clouds.”

 

 

On January 13, 1991 the Court House Cultural Center welcomed a collection of Ansel Adams photographs loaned by the Mitsubishi Estate Collection. To honor that landmark of 30 years ago, the Gallery Committee of the Court House Cultural Center invited revered Florida black and white landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher, to exhibit at the Center.

 

Maria Miele remembers dragging her father to see that exhibit 30 years ago and how impressed she was at the prospect of such a renowned photographer on display in this small town.  She tells The Rickie Report, “As an Arts Council Board and Gallery Committee member, I am so proud to have helped to bring this Clyde Butcher exhibition to Stuart. It is a feeling of pride and personally, as an artist/photographer myself and as an art educator having taught many of our youth about Clyde’s contributions to the arts, it is so satisfying and most exciting! Clyde, known sometimes as “The Ansel Adams of the South”, has personal connection with our beautiful and fragile Florida ecosystems and waterways. I would encourage everyone to see the exhibit and drag their family and friends. This will be one for the record books.”

 

 

A Legendary Photographer and National Treasure

 

 

“Blowing Rocks”  by Clyde Butcher

 

The scale and extraordinary clarity of his work sets it apart as exceptional. In the tradition of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School painters, Clyde composes his works at pristine and untarnished locations across the United States, creating arresting compositions that distinctly mark him as the foremost landscape photographer in America today.

 

Clyde has been called the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine, awarded as a humanitarian for acting for the betterment of his community, and recognized as a conservationist for bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness through his art. His photography transcends political boundaries, challenging us to work together to protect natural places across the globe.

 

Butcher’s journey began with a humble origin, born in Kansas City, MO. in 1942, the only child to a sheet-metal worker. As a child, he spent most of his Ume drawing boat designs and crafting ship prototypes from scrap metal. Butcher graduated with a degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University. It was then that he discovered his inability to draw architectural designs. To rectify this he taught himself photography, enabling him to photograph (rather than draw) his architectural models for presentations. Unable to afford a store-bought camera, he made himself a crude, but dependable pinhole camera.

 

 

 

 

Niki Vogel and Clyde married in 1963. He saw an Ansel Adams Photography exhibit at Yosemite National Park, and was so impressed by Adams’ work that he began to photograph landscapes in black and white. Clyde left the architecture field in 1970 and began exhibiting his black and white photographs at art festivals.

 

In 1971 Clyde established his second business, Eye Encounter, Inc., and began selling his photographs as wall decor to department stores such as Montgomery Wards, J.C. Penny’s, and Sears. To enhance sales, he began to use color film, and also a 5ʺx7ʺ view camera. In addition to photographing landscapes in California, he also began to take pictures in Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Ohio, and Hawaii. Eye Encounter became a multi-million-dollar business, employing more than 200 workers. Due to the stress of the business Clyde sold it in 1977. To regroup, he built a sailboat and trailered it across the country to Florida.

 

 

Clyde says, “I’d take a gator over a tick any day”

 

 

Clyde moved with his family to Ft. Lauderdale, FL and soon moved to Ft. Myers for a slower pace of life. Clyde began selling his color photographs of the American West at Florida art festivals. After briefly looking around Florida and not seeing anything to photograph, he began producing manipulated photographs with an outer-space theme.

 

In 1983 Clyde began photographing Florida beaches, still using color film. It wasn’t until a visit to Tom Gaskin’s Cypress Knee Museum in 1984, a roadside attraction in central Florida, that Clyde was introduced to a new side of Florida. He says, “After strolling on the boardwalk through a primeval cypress swamp, a whole new world was opened up for me”. Oscar Thompson, a Florida native, introduced Clyde to the “interior” of the Big Cypress National Preserve and the Everglades by taking Clyde on his first walk in to the swamp. After his immersion into the beauty he found so mysterious and primeval, Clyde was then inspired to take black and white photographs of the swamp.

 

 

 

 

Clyde Butcher says,”I hope that through my images people can see themselves in this beautiful ecosystem and understand it is worth saving.”

 

 

In 1986, after his 17 year old son Ted was killed by a drunk driver, Clyde found solace in the wilderness of the Big Cypress National Preserve, where the mysterious, spiritual experience of being close to nature helped to restore his soul. Resolving to relinquish his use of color photography, he destroyed his color work and vowed to use only black and white film. He purchased an 8ʺx10ʺ view camera and enlarger.

 

Although Butcher will always be identified with the Everglades, he is deeply committed to recording precious landscapes throughout the world. The beauty and importance of Butcher’s photography quickly earned him widespread recognition resulting in museum exhibits in the United States, an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Prague celebrating the new millennium, and a request by the United Nations to photograph the mountains of Cuba to celebrate The Year of the Mountains.

 

Butcher has completed six Public broadcasting programs on the environment of Florida, three of them award-winning documentaries. Much of his work can be seen in his numerous books including; America the beautiful, a table top collection of his work from across the United States, Big Cypress Swamp – The Western Everglades, Second edition, which features images from the Big Cypress Swamp where he and Niki made a home for 16 years, and celebrating America’s National Parks, Preserves, Monuments, recreation Areas. Dedicated to the employees of the National Parks, this book showcases Clyde’s stunning black and white photographs of parks ranging from the mountains of Montana to the swamps in the Everglades.

 

 

Clyde Butcher Exhibit Sneak Peek

 

 

Visit Virtually:

 

 

The mission of the Arts Council is to inspire participation in and a passion for the arts in our community. It serves as the local arts agency in Martin County.

For more information, visit www.martinarts.org

 

 

 

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Arts Council Of Martin County’s “All Florida” Juried Art Show Celebrates 30 Year Milestone Bringing Fine Artists From Around The State Together. Visit In Person Or Virtually Now Through December 12, 2020

The Arts Council of Martin County’s “All Florida” Juried Art Show turns 30 and is open now through December 12, 2020. While the show started as a local juried art show, over the years it has grown to encompass all Florida artists.  The 2020 version features 54 artists of all media and introduces some new elements to the scheduleJuried by Lisa Rockford, a handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Tuesday, November 17.  Instead of an Opening event, there will be a Closing Reception on Thursday, December 3.  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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County

 P r e s e n t s:

 

30   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Tuesday,  November 17     6pm

 

Moderated by Maria Miele, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

 

 

Closing Reception

Thursday, December 3

 5:30-7pm

 

 

Exhibition Dates:

Now through December 12, 2020

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, 10 AM to 6 PM  and Wednesday– Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM

 

 

The exhibition showcases recent art by Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 54 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.

 

Lisa Rockford served as the juror for the show and we are introducing some new elements to the schedule this year. In addition to the juror lecture, a handful of artists will join a panel to conduct a virtual discussion about their works. Instead of an opening, we decided to do a closing event in December.

 

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.

1st   P l a c e

 

“Protect Us” by Stephanie Cunningham

 

 

 

Related Events:

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual) | November 17th at 6pm

The Panel Discussion will be moderated by Maria Miele. The discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

Closing Reception | December 3rd from 5:30-7pm

An in-person celebration of the exhibition with social distancing guidelines in place, including mask requirements, temperature checks and limits on number of guest in the gallery at any one time. Tables and refreshments will be set up in our outdoor courtyard.

 

 

 

 

2nd   P l a c e

 

“Dancing Crown” by Harris Wiltsher

 

 

 

 

About the Juror: Lisa Rockford

 

Lisa Rockford, founder of Rockford Projects, is an independent curator, artist, and educator. As a passionate avid arts advocate, she has organized multi-disciplinary exhibitions, public lectures, artist workshops, and interactive experiences, all designed to be accessible to a broad audience, spark dialogue, and act as a catalyst for cultural exchange.

Visit https://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/ to learn more.

 

 

 

3rd  P l a c e

 

 

 

 

“(K)not Art V” by Susan Maas

 

 

A w a r d s

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

“La Posada” by Rita Shapiro

“Australia is Burning” by Beatrice McClelland

“Assault on the Scarlet Petticoat” by Carolyn Davis

 

A r t i s t     L i s t

 

 

Laird

Miles Batt 2

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Simon Berson

Rosario Bond

Megan Castellon

Anda Chance, CPSA, CPX

Shelly Cox-Vandermeulen

Liliana Crespi

Stephanie Cunningham

Molly Curry

Carolyn Davis

Diana Rell Dean

Gianna Dibartolomeo

Michelle Drummond

Christian Feneck

Daniel Fiorda

Torenzo Gann

Bonney Goldstein

Daniel Gorostiaga

Jada Grantlin

John Guiseppi

Jay Hatfield

Gail Higginbotham

Robert Hoekstra

Rick Hurst

Luke Jenkins

Colleen Kastner

Vyd Keryx

Alice Laputka

Marilee Lee

Ellen Lindner

Barbara Lyons

Susan Maas

Patricia Maguire

Gail McCarthy

Beatrice McClelland

Rick Myers

Anne Orvieto

Cleveland Page

Chad Periman

Perlie Petrillo

Rhianna Pohlhammer

Diane Powers-Harris

Suzanne Redmond

Linda Reymore

Marcella Rutledge

Claudia Scalise

Rita Shapiro

Norman Silva

Suzanne Spahn

Yelena Sugralinova

Harris Wiltsher

Fredric Witkin

 

 

 

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

The Arts Council 

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:

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Internationally Renowned Artist, Robin Wolfenden, Exhibits Her Artwork At All Florida Juried Show In October And Continuum In January

Robin Wolfenden is an internationally renowned artist of various mediums.  The public is welcome to meet her and see her latest artworks at the prestigious All Florida Juried Arts Show on October 18 at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart, FL.  That exhibit is available through December 19.  Robin will be one of the featured artists at Continuum from January 23- February 1 in a yet-to-be-disclosed location in West Palm Beachand won the People’s Choice award in 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss Robin’s imaginative creations!

 

 

MEET       ROBIN      WOLFENDEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

29   ANNUAL ALL-FLORIDA   JURIED ARTS SHOW

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 18    5:30-7 PM

Juror’s Talk:

Saturday, October 19     11AM

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, Florida 34994

772.287.6676

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM to 4 PM    Saturday 11 AM to 2 PM

Exhibit dates:  October 18 – December 19, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

“What Lies Beyond” by Robin Wolfenden

“What Lies Beyond” is her entry for the All Florida Juried Art Show- original art print on metal- 16×24

 

 

 

Robin Wolfenden tells The Rickie Report, “After a fulfilling career as a wall covering designer, I’ve continued my artistic pursuits in a variety of mediums. My style is decorative, as I’m inspired by my surroundings and personal journey, creating a look full of light, color and optimism”.

 

Robin graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  She worked in New York in the garment district as a fabric designer before moving to Cleveland, Ohio with her husband to raise their family. Robin continued her career in fabric and wall covering, and by the 1980’s, she was head stylist for the high end wall covering division of Imperial Wallcoverings.

 

 

“Waterlilies” is an oil painting from Dennis Aufiery’s class- he said this was my break thru painting!

 

 

 

Robin began printing her wall coverings at a factory in Milan, Italy to insure the quality effect she desired. She says, “I travelled to Milan often to print my collections and attended design exhibitions throughout Europe. Jannelli & Volpi, an Italian wall covering company, then hired me as their stylist and North American Product Manager. In 2008, my husband and I retired to West Palm Beach, Florida, where I re-established my love for painting. I found the Armory Art Center and started taking art classes again, which I hadn’t done since college. I studied figure drawing and oil painting under Dennis Aufiery. I was introduced to the natural and intriguing qualities of mosaics. I then discovered Nihonga through Hiromi Katayama”.

 

 

 

“The Blossoming of the Gift” by Robin Wolfenden is 48×48 and hangs in the lobby of The Consulate at The Lands of the President- Nihonga

 

 

“Nihonga”, Robin explains, “is a Japanese style of painting which uses brilliant natural pigments that are made from pulverized semi precious stones which I grind by hand and mix with an animal based collagen from Japan. The pigments are applied in varying degrees of intensity and transparency. I began experimenting with them over a colorful textured acrylic base, which allows the colors to play against each other. I’ve begun adding my own pigmented and batik resist washi papers in a collage effect to add even more interest and dimension. I have had the unique opportunity to teach this process at the West Palm Beach Library”.

 

Robin Wolfenden at Continuum 2018

 

 

Robin’s journey continues as she further expand her art techniques by expressing her creativity through play. She relates, “I may dance and sing before painting to bring positive energy and excitement into my art. I have given myself the opportunity to play with color and explore new materials I hadn’t tried before.  My latest works were created as a result of a blindfolded painting experience where I painted freely with tempera paints. I created original prints from my palette, experimenting with viscosity and movement, positive and negative space, and color placement. The prints were enlarged and printed on a glossy metal to enhance their luminosity. These pieces were selected to be a part of the Continuum Art Fair in West Palm Beach in January and won the People’s Choice award”!

 

 

 

 

“Cascade” by Robin Wolfenden is a diptych- Nihonga

 

 

I believe in the beauty and power of personal expression. My artwork has been shown at the Armory Art Center, Rosenbaum Art Gallery in Boca Raton, and Armand Bolling Fine Art in Jupiter. It is included in private collections in Florida, New York, Arizona, Connecticut, and Tennessee. Currently my work can be found throughout the lobby of the Consulate at Lands of the President in West Palm Beach and in Nashville at Art & Invention Gallery and Modern Remains Design Atelier. 

 

 

For more information or to contact Robin:

rwolfenden2@aol.com

www.instagram.com/robinwolfendenartgallery/

 

 

 

 

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29 Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show Features Contemporary Artworks At Court House Cultural Center Stuart

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 29 Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show focusing on contemporary artworks.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, October 18 and continues through Thursday, December 19, 2019.  The public is welcome to the exhibition which is on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida. Ehren Gerhard, who served as the juror, will offer a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, October 19. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This promises to be an energetic exhibit that you won’t want to miss!

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County

 Presents:

 

29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

 

FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 18, 2019

 5:30 – 7 PM

 

 

EXHIBIT DATES:   October  18 – December 19, 2019

 

 

 

Juror’s  Talk  Led  By

Ehren Gerhard

 

Saturday, October 19

11 am

 

 

 

Ehren Gerhard, Juror

 

 

 

 

Gallery hours:

 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday

 Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL

 

 

Artist List:

Laird •  Ashley Aarons •  Mark Allen •  David Axelrod •  Miles Batt •  Enid Blechman     Steven Bradbury •  Evan Charney • Judith Coffman •  Lynne Cohen •  Rosemary Cotnoir   Adrienne Davis •  Christine Di Staola •  Gabriele DiTota •  Georgeta Fondos •  Lois Friel •  Dot Galfond •  William Torenzo •  Gann Ganaway •  Katie Gianni •  TD Glass •  Deborah Gooch •  John Guiseppi •  Maria Gullberg-McCadden •  Marc Hilton •  Nicholas Kalemba •  Julia Kelly •  Chris Kling •  Sarah Knouse •  Shaw Lane • Marilee Lee •  Doreen Lepore •  Mia Lindberg •  Diane Lublinski •  Gail Marcarelli •  Marielle Martinez •  Jane McIntyre •  Chad Periman•  Molly Potter •  Mary Lou Pults •  Irina Pushkareva •  Suzanne Redmond •  Linda Reymore •  Lenore Robins •  Marcella Rutledge •  Nadine Saitlin •  Russell Satterthwaite •  Robert Sena •  Norman Silva •  Harold Silvers •  Ericka Sobrack •  John Stamos •  Chad Steve •  Nancy Tart •  Robin Wolfenden •  Mai Yap

 

“Interregnum” by Linda Reymore

 

 

 

 

Juror, Ehren Gerhard | Biography

 

 

Ehren Gerhard is an arts administrator and educator who calls Cape Coral, Florida home. Since 2014, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University, Art Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs and Director of the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Arts from Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2013, he and his wife lived and worked in southern Spain as cultural ambassadors and language assistants for the Spanish Government.

 

Gerhard has been an arts educator for over ten years striving to increase appreciation for the arts, deepen our knowledge of their history, and place their meaning into context. In his own work as an artist, Gerhard derives inspiration from his surroundings and the natural world. “My imagery depicts an intense encounter with time and place. Working somewhere in-between scientific observation and romantic idealism, my goal is to create a living image that breathes and moves.” Gerhard lives in Southeast Cape Coral where he maintains an active studio, works on his garden and goes on primitive camping and fishing trips as often as possible.

 

In explanation to his varied selections for the exhibit, Juror Ehren Gerhard will outline the regional histories of art in Florida and imbue his deep appreciation for diverse approaches to the artistic process. Guests will be guided through a selection of artworks from the exhibit which both strengthen our foundations in the past and progress the future of art. Conclusions will be explored relating to media, style and subject matter by displaying these varied artworks side by side to create new conversations symbolic of contemporary society.

 

 

 

 

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

The Arts Council 

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

 

 

Marketing Your Art Business Is Focus Of Martin Artisans Guild Meeting On October 16, Featuring Rickie Leiter, Publisher Of The Rickie Report

The Martin Artisans Guild announces their October 16th meeting, which will focus on marketing your art business.  Guest speaker will be Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report. She will include several types of marketing tools and resources for artists and artisans to improve their business acumen.  Attendees should bring their business cards, as their entry for a drawing for a free article in The Rickie Report.  We share the details in this article. Non-members are invited!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES  OCTOBER  MONTHLY  MEETING:

 

 

“MARKETING  RESOURCES”  

 

 

Guest Speaker:

 

RICKIE  LEITER,

Publisher   of   The   Rickie   Report

 

 

*  Bring Your Business Cards

 

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

6  –  8  pm

 

Non-members are invited!

COURT   HOUSE   CULTURAL     CENTER

80 Southeast Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

For more information:

www.martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(3)C 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.

The group accepts membership of individuals without discrimination.Yearly Dues:

  • $35/year for Professional Members
  • $30/ year for Emerging members
  • $20/year for Student Members
  • $35/year for Supporting Members

ALL Guild members are required to serve on at least one volunteer committee.ALL NEW Guild members are required to be JURIED into the Guild; You will be accepted as either a Professional Level Artist member or an Emerging Level Artist member.

  • Professional Level Members will not be required to jury into future Guild Exhibits, Events or Martin County Open Studio Tour. Professional Level Members MUST be a member of the Arts Council of Martin County. Membership information can be found here: https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/become_a_member/
  • Emerging Level Artists are artists who are aspiring to become Juried Professional members. Emerging members will need to be juried before each event/exhibit, and will be eligible to reapply as a Professional Level Member after 1 year.
  • Student Members MUST be students with a school ID Card or a student of a MCOST Teaching Artist.
  • Supporting Members are Supporters of the Arts in the Community.

MAG Membership Year runs 3/1- end of February yearly to coordinate with the MCOST schedule.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Is Open For Applications, Sponsored By Arts Council Of Martin County

The Arts Council of Martin County sponsors the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show. This exhibit is open to all residents of Florida, with a deadline of July 31.  The accepted applicants will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart, FL from October 18 through December 19.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all eligible artists to apply to this prestigious exhibit!  We hope arts related organizations will share this with their members.

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists

 CLICK BELOW FOR APPLICATION:

29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show

 

 

A Juried Exhibition presented by The Arts Council, Inc., of Martin County, Florida  www.martinarts.org

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County, Florida invites artists residing in Florida to participate in its 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show. Selected works will be exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center from Friday, October 18 through Thursday, December 19, 2019. Located in historic downtown Stuart, the Arts Council of Martin County has been a leader in the arts community since 1980. By providing services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public, the Arts Council strives to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. The Arts Council provides various programs for the community including ArtsFest, The Court House Cultural Center Gallery and maintains an initiative to support arts education.

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2019

 

 

 

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

The Arts Council 

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

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Marvin S Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show Will Impress! Public Is Invited To Meet The Artists On May 2 At Court House Cultural Center In Stuart

The Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder’s enthusiasm for young people and the arts.  Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he transformed the annual high school art exhibit into an event that brings the entire community together. The Arts Council of Martin County invites the public to the Court House Cultural Center Gallery on May 2 to meet the artists and view the exhibit.  The Exhibit is open now and continues through May 23.  A unique component of the High School Juried Art show is the awarding of Purchase Awards presented by the Superintendent, school principals, and local government entities and non-profits.  Purchase awards often represent the first sale of art that the emerging student artists can claim in what may inspire a future career choice.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm,   Saturdays  11 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

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Marvin S Cone 33rd Annual High School Juried Art Show

 

 

 

 

 

“Flower Child” Best of Show by Gina Rescinti, Martin High School 

 

 

 

 Awards   Reception   &   Meet   The   Artists

 Thursday, May 2

5:30 – 7  pm

 

 

Exhibit Is Available Now through May 23, 2019

 

 

 

Featuring artwork from student artists at Clark Advanced Learning Center, Jensen Beach High School, Martin County High School, South Fork High School, and The Pine School, this exhibit was juried by artist Carol Staub. The exhibit chair is retired high school art teacher, Tom Prestopnik. The public is invited the the Awards Reception on Thursday, May 2.  Best of Show, as well as prizes in each of five mediums: sculpture, drawing, photography/digital prints, painting, and mixed media will be awarded. 

 

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Established in 1987, the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder and his enthusiasm for young people, the arts, and his timeless effort in making the event what it is today. Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he encouraged them to pursue even greater achievements by transforming the annual high school art exhibit into an event that truly recognized student’s artistic accomplishments. The Arts Council of Martin County is proud to honor Mr. Cone’s legacy with this annual tradition. 

 

 

 

 

Awards will be presented at the Awards Reception on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:30-7pm for the Best of Show, as well as prizes in each of five mediums: sculpture, drawing, photography/digital prints, painting, and mixed media.  The judge for this year’s exhibition is artist Carol Staub.  The exhibit chair is retired high school art teacher, Tom Prestopnik.

 

 

 

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A unique component of the High School Juried Art show is the awarding of Purchase Awards presented by the Superintendent, school principals, and local government entities and non-profits.  Purchase awards often represent the first sale of art that the emerging student artists can claim in what may inspire a future career choice.  To date, purchase awards have been selected by the following institutions: Children’s Services Council, Clark Advanced Learning Center, Jensen Beach High School, Martin County High School, Martin County Supervisor of Elections, The Historical Society of Martin County, The Pine School, South Fork High School, Martin County School Superintendent’s Office, and the Zweben Law Group.

 

 

 

The Arts Council recognizes the important work of our High School Visual Arts teachers and thanks them for supporting the students to participate in the exhibition: Tracy Canada, Tami Conrad, Laura Dervin, Daniel Gorostiaga, Alexandria Gribble, Shelby Hart, Bryan Johnson, Amanda Jones, Maria Miele, and Steve Naumann.   Sponsors include Palm City Art & Frame, Fox McCluskey Bush Robison PLLC, Publix Super Markets Charities, David Golden Law Offices, and Geico – Misty Moody.

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council is the designated local arts agency for Martin County and provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public. It strives to instill a passion for- and participation in – the arts.

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Martin Arts Council Announces Volunteer Opportunities And Chances To Plan Parties, Meet Artists, Be Cultural Ambassadors And More! Get Involved In Your Arts Community – You’ll Wonder Why You Waited So Long!

The Martin Arts Council is sharing a call for volunteers!  If you enjoy planning parties, want to be a cultural ambassador, can give a few hours a month to do light office work, have the brawn to help hang artwork, or just love being part of the creative scene: This is for you!  The depth of your involvement is up to you, as there are MANY events to help out with. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you ( and your friends and neighbors) to call and sign up!  Kudos to the volunteers who have helped grow this essential organization! Kudos to those who sign up to continue this important work, you will not only GIVE, but you will GET so much from these experiences!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Volunteer at the Court House Cultural Center:

Located in the historic  Court House Cultural Center  80 E Ocean Blvd Stuart, FL 34994  772-287-6676  martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

  • CHCC Gallery Committee: Work with Artists to help plan and executve exhibitions in the Gallery
  • Like to plan PARTIES? We need a party crew to help with set up and implementation of our many receptions, workshops and events held at the CHCC.  We bring the food, you bring the creativity! 

 

Volunteer at one of our Events and Share your Passion for the Arts in the Community!

 

 

 

  • ArtsFest© | February 9 & 10, 2019: A two-day celebration of the arts held in Memorial Park and along E Ocean Boulevard, historic downtown Stuart to celebrate the arts – music, art, dance, kids’ activities and more!   Volunteer on the steering committee to plan the event or on the days of the festival.  

 

 

  • mARTies Awards | Oct 25, 2018: Held since 2003, this event showcases and honors artists, community leaders and businesses who are responsible for the success of the arts in our community.  Volunteer committee members solicit sponsorships, help with the nomination and selection process, coordinate the show and assist with the many other duties related to producing an event.

 

 

 

 

Be a part of our Arts in Education Programs!

  • Marvin S Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show: An annual exhibition, since 1988, featuring the artwork of local high school students.  Volunteers help coordinate and install the show as well as provide assistance during the awards ceremony in April 2019. 
  • ARTS Day: Volunteers assist with coordinating student / teacher registrations, coordinate artists and on the day of work with the artists and students to maintain a student/adult ratio of approximately 3:1.  This all-day event is held in various Martin County locations with artists teaching in a variety of media including acrylics, pastels, pen & ink, photography and watercolors.  
  • Arts Education Committee: new committee being established to support our many arts education projects and outreach to the youth in our community. 

Other Committees & Activities:

  • Fund Development Committee: volunteers are responsible for on-going outreach for new members.  May include special receptions/functions and solicitation of new audiences. 
  • Cultural Ambassadors: Sign up to visit our many galleries, arts organizations, museums and performing arts venues to distribute current Arts Council information and bring back current information for our Information Center. 
  • Office Support: Volunteers are needed to assist with basic office functions, including filing, data entry, mailing invitations/newsletters, and tasks related to social media, website updating and other communications strategies.  

 

Contact us at (772) 287-6676 or info@martinarts.org to sign up today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts Council Of Martin County Presents Annual “All Florida” Contemporary Juried Arts Show. Opening On September 21st, It Highlights 67 Best Working Florida Artists And Offers Gallery Talk In Stuart

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 28th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show focusing on contemporary artworks.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, September 21st and continues through Thursday, November 15, 2018.  The public is welcome to the exhibition which is on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida.  Angelica Arbelaez, who served as the juror, is a curator and arts administrator based in Miami, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This promises to be an energetic exhibit that you won’t want to miss!

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County

 Presents:

 

28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

OPENING RECEPTION:

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 | 5:30-7PM

EXHIBIT DATES:   SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Juror’s  Talk  Led  By  Angelica  Arbelaez

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 11AM

Gallery hours:

 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday

 Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL

 

 

 

Photo by Liz McKinley

 

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 28th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show.  The opening reception is Friday, September 21, 2018.  The exhibition continues through Thursday, November 15, 2018.     The exhibition will be on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida.  “Kicking off our season with the juried show featuring Florida artists is an annual highlight for us as the exhibition highlights some of the best artists working in Florida today. The challenge of selecting artworks was embraced by our juror Angelica Arbelaez as she curated a show from the over 300 entries to make the final selection of 67 pieces, ” Nancy K Turrell, executive director, tells The Rickie Report.

 

Miami-based curator Angelica Arbelaez will host a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss her most recent curatorial project Between a view and a milestone and revisit some of the research that informed the conceptual framework of the exhibition. During her talk she will focus on notions of place in contemporary art and how this topic relates to the artwork selected for the 28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show.

 

Exhibit Artists:

 

JAMES ALLEN, JUDITH ANDERSON, LINDA APRILETTI, PAMELA AYRES, RICHARD BARONE, K. BOTET, NATALIE CARLTON, MARY CATELLO, PAUL CHANGPANHUO, CARL CLARK, CONNIE COMMETTE, KATE CUMMINS, MJ DICUS, GABRIELE DITOTA, PATRICIA EDDINGTON, HEATHER FORSTER, JOHN FRAZEE, PAMELA GIARRATANA, GARY GRESKO, JAY HATFIELD, KAREN HELMERS, MARC HILTON, DAVE ISENBERG, JULIA KELLY, MARK KIRBY, WENDY KORNFIELD, TINA KRAFT, ALVARO LABANINO, ANITA LAMB, SHAW LANE, SANDY LILLIS, FRANCES LYNN, PATRICIA MAGUIRE, MAURICE MATES, LORETTA MCCARTHY, ERIN MCCULLOUGH , DAWN MILLER, JUDITH MISTOR, JOACHIM PEREZ, JONNA POLSKY, JUDY POLSTRA, MARY LOU PULTS, LINDA REYMORE, MIGUEL SALUDES, FABIANO SANTOS, KATHRYN ADELE SCHUMACHER, BONNIE SHAPIRO, NORMAN SILVA, ROBIN STABLEY, JOHN STAMOS, NANCY TART, MANDAYAM THIRUNARAYANAN, KATE WOOD

The Arts Council provides services to visual, literary and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public and strives to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events:

website: http://www.martinarts.org/programs/cultural_center_gallery/currentupcoming-exhibitions.html

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/721883388165129/

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

 

 

 

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“Court Room Sessions” Offer Contemporary Art And Music Showcase On Saturday, August 4th In Stuart, FL

For the second year, the Arts Council of Martin County‘s creative summer experience, “Court Room Sessions”, returns!  With Elise Raffa’s creative leadership and curating, this year’s installment is sure to please. The kick off party on Saturday, August 4th will be a blast – hot and full of great art and music! The event continues through August 31st. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Your support of this event and everything we do all year long, helps to keep our arts community vibrant and thriving.

P R E S E N T S:

CONTEMPORARY  ART  +  MUSIC SHOWCASE 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:  

SATURDAY,  AUGUST 4TH

7 – 11 PM

$10 At the Door

ALL AGES

Full Service  Cash Bar 21+  

Court  House  Cultural  Center

 80 E. Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 

 

Opening night will be the official unveiling of the contemporary art exhibit of 10+ artists inside the galleries of the Court House Cultural Center as well as outdoor musical performances. There will also be a handful of pop-up art/food vendors outside as well!

ARTISTS:  

Donny  Barth

Michael  Dillow

Mark W.Forman

Dan Gorostiaga

Sharon Lee Hart

Ates Isildak

Sara Knouse

Jenny Larsson

Jennifer  Lewis 

Sarah Meeranje

Mia Lindberg

Amalia Mermingas

Amber Dawn Tutwiler

MUSIC:

Werkinmen

LAVOLA

Boston Marriage

Lindsey Mills

Gravel Kings

FOOD/ BAR :

Bottom’s Up Beverage

Tony’s Gyros

SUPPORTERS:

Snorkel Corn Entertainment

Rain Cat Recordings

Susie Hair Hero

Center State Banks

 

 

 

 

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

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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