Elliott Museum Features 30+ Artists Of 2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour With Special Reception on Thursday, February 23. Mingle With The Artists, Enjoy The Music And Get A Preview Of The MCOST Studio Tour.

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 7th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Thursday, February 23.  The Opening Reception, featuring the art of over 30 artists will have live musichors d’oeuvres and a cash barThe artists of the 2023 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 11 & 12 The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 23 through February 26, 2023.














Thursday, February 23, 2023

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL



Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961



The exhibit will be up from February 23 – 26, 2023  during museum hours.




Artwork by Lynn Morgan













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!





Emerald Pendant by Justin Klahne






About The  2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   11 – 12, 2023






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!






“In the Beginning” by Eduardo Gomez





Eduardo Gomez
Kim Beltrame
Billie-Jo Thomson
Suzanne Connors
Jim & Tess Dirks
Renee Keil
Sally Browning Pearson
Marian Vitale
Mark Stall
MJ Dowling
Jane Lawton Baldridge
Michaelann Bellerjeau
Martha Quigley
Alex Akerberg Murray
Curt Whiticar
Laura Kay Darvill
Danuta Rothschild
Janis Clary
Maia Knowles
Geoffrey Smith
Barbara Bucci
James J. DeMartis
Ed Douglas
Cynthia Cooper
Deborah Bottorff
Judi Leblanc
Raymond Reiland
Dot Galfond
Lynn Morgan
Justin Klahne
Sue Klahne
Maria Miele
Carolyn Walsh
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles
Cheryl Cote
Dinija Berkien
Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez





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






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Maria Miele’s Artistry Is Featured At The Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom For Month Of April And At Palm Room May 4 Through End Of June

Maria Miele is a visual artist, painter, photographer, and design consultant, so what better place to find her artwork this month than at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom in Lake Worth! The monthly Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, April 7 and is open to the public at no charge. Make an Appointment with Maria  NOW through April 30, 2022.  Maria’s art is constantly evolving which is evident in the variety of subject matter and painting styles throughout the years. She will be at the Martin Artisan Guild’s Palm Room Gallery & Boutique in Stuart from Wednesday, May 4 through the end of JuneThe Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and more details about commissions and her new ethereal series.






500 N. Dixie Hwy   Lake Worth, FL 33460





Opening  Reception:

  Thursday, April 7, 2022




 4  –  7   pm



Now   through   April 30, 2022




“Key West Rooster” by Maria Miele













Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique



Opening  Reception:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5:30  –  7:30 pm




Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit is available May 4  – June 30, 2022

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL


Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)





~~~  Make     An     Appointment     With     Maria  ~~~


Phone:  772.486.4229  or  mgmoriginalsfineart@gmail.com








Spending time with eclectic artist Maria Miele feels like a true moment of refreshment! Maria tells The Rickie Report, “My Paintings capture and interpret natural environments in an expression of color and minimal composition. My work is constantly evolving which is evident in the variety of subject matter and painting styles throughout the years. My subjects are often inspired by life, pop culture, bold composition and interpretive abstracts. What stays consistent is my passion for color and bold, minimal composition as evidenced in my photography”.








“Selfies” by Maria Miele capture the essence of each person she paints





Maria has chosen NOT to put herself in an artistic “box”, being typecast for a certain style or medium. The result is that one can see her creativity as it flows through her veins.  A rooster with a contemporary sparkle easily lives next to a serene and reflective piece on her easel.








Maria works closely with interior designers, decorators, and home owners to bring each space to life.





“Date Night Revisited” by Maria Miele


“Seeing Maria’s art in person is refreshing, breathtaking, and exciting all in one glance!”, shares a visitor to her studio.



Maria’s joie de vivre comes through in all of her creations. Each element in Maria’s journey has strengthened her to be the best “Maria” she can be!  While Maria doesn’t step away from the reality of the world, staying focused on the present is important to her…and that is what her artwork does for each viewer.



“Studio Reflections” by Maria Miele





Maria taught studio art and photography to students from elementary age through college and is an adjunct professor at Indian River State College. While Maria may have retired from teaching, she never retired from creating her own artwork. As she says with great enthusiasm, “I’m finally getting back to what I am meant to be doing!’





“Surrender to the Night” by Maria Miele




Photography has always been a vehicle for inspiration and experimentation and is the usual resource for her paintings. She says, “Being able to capture a place, or moment in time and transfer that to a 2-Dimensional surface is what I am called to do artistically. I often think of Picasso as my muse and motivator, not for his styles or even specific works but for the work ethic, the commitment to his art and the importance of making it authentic to what drives me to create a painting or capture an image”.  Maria offers photography bookings, family shoots, senior photos, and vacation travel shoots.






“Islamoralda” by Maria Miele


Always active in her community, Maria just added another exciting volunteer project to her resume, as she designs and paints a “Giving Tree” mural for the Children’s Advocacy Council in Port St. Lucie. This agency covers four counties, offering children’s advocacy.  The Ribbon Cutting takes place on April 30. Maria tells us that one of her most impactful experiences was teaching art to students in needy areas where creativity was undernourished.



Maria is an active member of  Martin Artisans Guild, Martin Arts, Gallery Committee for Courthouse Cultural Center, and St. Lucie Cultural Alliance. She has exhibited in international art shows including SPECTRUM Miami and is associated with Redwood Media Group. Maria has won several awards at the AE Backus Museum, Martin Arts venues.


For more about Maria’s artwork, commissions, or photo shoots:


Maria G. Miele


instagram: @mgmoriginals_fine_art





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