Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center Presents “An Intimate Evening Of Great Art And Great Conversation” With American Pen Women Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center hosts a free, intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation with six nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists from the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch. Hors d’oeuvres and libations are included. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear these women artists talk about their art journey and current work. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART      NIGHT      at    the     BURRIE

 

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

7   –   9  pm

 

 

Open to the Public

 

 

This is a FREE Event, however, guests are ENCOURAGED to REGISTER

 

 

Charlotte J. Burrie  Community  Center

2669 N Federal  Highway     Pompano  Beach, FL 33064

 

 

 

MEET      THE      ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines:

 

 

“Sunset Heron” by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines is an award-winning author and wildlife photographer with a master’s degree in biology. Her writing and photography have appeared in several publications, including six books. Kirsten’s images have also been featured in photography showcases, public art programs, and in regional, national, and international exhibitions. www.KirstenHines.com.

 

 

 

 

M. Christine Landis:

 

 

“Harmonizing on Catalina” by Chris Landis

 

 

A self-taught artist and muralist Chris Landis’ watercolors have been recognized both local and nationally. With high attention to detail that typically incorporates many layers, her goal is to capture a sense of peace and contentment in her paintings. A teacher at heart, she publishes YouTube videos as well as presents nationally live virtual demonstrations on how to draw and paint a variety of subjects. www.MChristineLandis.com/

 

 

 

 

Phoenix:

 

 

“Resting Rosie” by Phoenix 

 

 

Internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs – Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland and nine public art awards. The featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom she serves on the Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspaper and magazines worldwide. www.PhotographsByPhoenix.com

 

 

 

Pauline Runkle:

 

 

“Mekong River Boat” by Pauline Runkle

 

 

A painter and lecturer, Pauline Runkle’s soul is grounded in nurturing the earth.  It all started with her design business, Floral Artistry, which gave her the privilege of lecturing at major museums in the United States as well as working for PBS as the set designer for John Williams and the Boston Pops. Her own garden is included in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institute. Pauline’s goal is to inspire and share her passion for life – the environment, travel and worldwide studies – through creative artistry. www.PaulineRunkleFineArt.com

 

 

Donna Sallee:

 

 

“Beauty and the Bee” by Donna Sallee

 

 

 Known for her elaborate and colorful murals and paintings, Donna Sallee’s several thousand commissions beautify palatial homes in South Florida as well as across American and Europe and mega-yachts on the high seas. Working across mediums in oil, pastels and acrylics, her local credits include the art at Aruba Beach Café, the lobby of the High Noon Hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; and a major artistic role in the restoration of 4 stories and the ceiling of the historic Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. www.ArtByDonnaSallee.com

 

 

 

 

 Tammy Seymour:

 

 

“Lucinda” by Tammy Seymour

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour is a multi-awarded and exhibited artist, who expresses the WET and WILD experiences of nature in  watercolors, acrylics and gouache. She is inspired by nature’s color and beauty. Personal dedication to environmental conservation is a very strong element in her work. This led her to initially paint turtles as a major subject matter and become known as the “Turtle Lady”. Her love and fascination of wildlife inspired her to paint colorful birds of Florida and majestic animals of Africa. www.tamaraseymour.com

 

 

 

 

 

For More on National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch: www.lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

 

 

 

About National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch:

For more than 65 years the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) has been a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award-Winning Visual Artists. Today primarily a community of professional, contemporary visual artists, Pen Women believe in the power of art to illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination and nurture the soul. Our visual artists work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculptor, porcelain and photography. Many are national and international award-winning and collected artist. All are committed to inspiring talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees. To that end they raise funds each year to award three $1,250 Achievement Award scholarships to deserving women art students at Broward College. The oldest women’s art organization in America, NLAPW was originally founded in 1897.

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

 

 

 

About Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center

Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center, 2669 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, had its grand opening celebration on March 12, 2020 just in-time to be closed most of the past two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance and Spanish lessons. Overseen by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the 8,700-square-foot civic center, in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood, includes a reception area, two multi-purpose activity rooms, a conference room, a warming kitchen and a large assembly space with a fixed platform stage and adjacent dressing rooms. 

 

 

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Business For The Arts Of Broward (BFA) Announces Open Call To Artists For Art & Stroll Event On May 19. Deadline To Apply Is April 1, 2022. Also Open To Non Broward County Artists

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is seeking entries from established and emerging artists for its 4th Annual ART + STROLL event. The event presented by BBX Capital takes place on Thursday, May 19, in downtown Fort Lauderdale in the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded to artists. Art Patrons who participate include key business community members.  The call is also open to non-Broward County residents. Deadline to apply: Friday, April 1, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business   for   the   Arts   of   Broward

 

 

 

Announces

 

 

 

 

Open Call to Artists

 

 

 

4th   Annual   Art   +   Stroll   Event

Thursday, May 19, 2022

 

 

5:30   to   7:30   pm

 

 

 

Location:

 

 

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

 

In the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd.

 

 

 

BFA will accept 2D work, no larger than 60” wide by 60” high, and 3D art such as sculpture, ceramics, fashion or any other free-standing artwork. Accepted artists will be responsible for providing pedestal(s) to display their work and will have to deliver and set up the art themselves.

 

 

The theme and medium are open, including but not limited to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, paper art, fiber art, wood, clay, metal, glass, sculpture, fashion, mixed media and NFTs. Works should not exceed 30 lbs.

 

 

The fee to enter is $30 and artists will be allowed to submit up to two entries that they have personally created. Works selected are based on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and artistic distinction.

 

 

 

All work(s) must be submitted as a 300 dpi jpeg(s) via online submission at bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-artist-entry-form. Each digital jpeg file of the submitted work must be included in the ART + STROLL artist’s online entry form with artist’s name and title. 

 

 

 

The deadline to submit is Friday, April 1 by midnight.

 

 

Accepted artists will be notified by April 15 and receive one complimentary VIP ticket to the event gaining access to the food and beverage areas in each lobby.

 

Accepted works may be used for marketing purposes, and the artists will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their work to attendees from the business community and key sponsors. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded to artists as follows: 1st place $3,500, 2nd place $1,000 and people’s choice $500. Artists will also be responsible for the delivery of their work to the buyer(s), if sold, and BFA keeps 25% commission on any sold artwork.

 

 

For additional information, visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-call-to-artists-2-2/ or bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll and click on “call to artists.”

 

 

 

All artists must fill in the entry form to be considered.

 

 

 

About Business for the Arts of Broward:

Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s art and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development. To learn more visit www.Facebook.com/BFABroward or www.bfabroward.org.

 

 

 

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Ft. Lauderdale Branch Of Pen Women Open Call To Women Artists For All Media Juried Exhibit At Skolnick Community Center. Public Reception February 11 At Herb Skolnick Community Center In Pompano Beach

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Women Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The Exhibit takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL with an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 11. The Rickie Report shares the details and invites women artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 3 through March 2, 2022.  Apply NOW until January 28!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL    FOR    WOMEN    ARTISTS

ALL MEDIA & FINE ARTS JURIED EXHIBITION

 

 

 

Monetary Awards and Ribbons will be Awarded

 

Juror: Jill Brown, Executive Director,

Coral Springs Museum of Art

 

ENTRY:

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To View The Exhibition:

February 3 through March 1, 2022

 

 

 

 

1st Place Winner 2021 “Contemplation” by Judy Nunno

 

 

 

Now through Friday, January 28

Cost: $25 Members/Patrons; $30 Non-Members

(2 pieces)

 

ELIGIBLE   WORK:   ( NO   THEME )

 

 

2 & 3 Dimensional Art/Photography/Sculpture: Upon entering this exhibit, you are certifying that this work is an original, not a copy of another artist’s work or a copy of any photograph not taken by you, this work has not been entered before in this annual show, this work was done by only one artist and completed within the last FOUR years.

 

 

ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY! NO PRINTS OR GICLEES!

 

 

 

 

2nd Place Winner 2021 “Blooming” by Fran Goodman

 

The sale of artwork is between the artist and the buyer ONLY.

 

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS:

 

Pen Women Members and Patrons. Women Non-Members and Patrons are invited to enter up to 2 pieces of art and are limited to participation in two of these Annual Juried Exhibits. This show is our way to introduce local women artists to the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the NLAPW.

 

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

Deadline for receiving the entry form in Prospectus and
entry fee check is Friday, January 28, 2022.

Mail to:

NLAPW, 651 Village Drive, #802, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Questions: 954-980-3475:   jjpompano@aol.com

No changes can be made after entry is received.

No refunds will be made.

 

 

Conditions and Liabilities: The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Pen Women reserves the right to use photographs for publicity and promotion.

 

 

 

3rd Place Winner 2021 “Shimmering Feathers” by Donna Sallee

 

 

MONETARY AWARDS:

 

A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons. A minimum of 10 percent of profit will support the Pen Women Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

AWARDS  Presentation  and  LUNCHEON:

Friday, February 11, 2022

11:30 am

 Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Ave.    Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Catered by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

 

 

Luncheon reservation checks, $30 each

Pay by Zelle, email: penwomenftl@gmail.com OR Send Check by Feb 8th to:

Tammy Seymour

629 Riviera Isle  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

 

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.

Many of our artists teach in the South Florida area; many are award-winning artists. All are passionate about encouraging talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees and raise funds each year to award three $1,500 Achievement Awards to Broward College Women.

 

 

Visit:

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Facebook.com/nlapwftl/

For additional information please call 954-288-7972

 

 

 

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Fiber And Mixed Media Artist Andrea Huffman Announces: Exhibit That Benefits Dune Restoration, Free Family Activities, Presentation And Workshop Now Through February, 2022

Catching up with fiber and mixed media artist, Andrea Huffman means putting on your running shoes and getting out your calendar! Andrea will donate 20% of sales from her Exhibit “Listening To The Sky” at BACA (Bailey Contemporary Arts) Exhibit for the Dune Restoration Project on Pompano Beach in conjunction with South Florida Audubon (NOW through February 23, 2022). The public is invited to a docent led tour and family activity on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Space is limited! On Saturday, December 18, 2021 enjoy a FREE “Creative Making Event” at the Blanche Ely House. Andrea will host as a Guest Presenter at BACA on the evening on Thursday, January 20, 2022 for “Citizen Science: Bird Banding in Paradise” and “Planting for Life”. Create your own bird print on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at BACA.  The Rickie Report shares ALL of the details and some SNEAK PEEKS.

Andrea Huffman is intrigued with the small nuances in nature, the interdependence within every aspect of the natural world and its relationship to humanity.

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

20% of sales from this Exhibit

Will be donated to the Dune Restoration Project on Pompano Beach

In conjunction with South Florida Audubon

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to a docent led tour on

Saturday, December 11, 2021

10-11 AM

 

 

 

 

Exhibit is NOW through February 23, 2022

 

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Friday  10  – 6     Saturday  10  – 4 

 

Made Possible with the support of:

 

 

 

 

“Flame” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

“My work draws upon both fine art and craft traditions, as well as contemporary innovations. I create works of art on fabric to connect viewers to my personal experiences and observations of my environment”. 

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

FREE  “Creative Making Event”  &  Docent  Led  Tour

 

 

REGISTER  HERE

Space is limited!

 

 

“I seek to actively engage each viewer in a visual dialogue about our connectedness to the natural world and the desire to preserve its beauty”.

 

 Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lizard Boogie Woogie” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

GUEST  PRESENTATION  BY:

 

 ANDREA  HUFFMAN

 

 

“Citizen Science: Bird Banding in Paradise”

and

“Planting for Life”

Thursday, January 20, 2022

 7 – 8 pm

 

 

 

 

Create a Bird Print with Andrea Huffman

BIRD   PRINT -A- THON

 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

 10:30 am  – 1  pm

 

 

REGISTER  HERE

 

 

 

Bird Montage by Andrea Huffman

 

 

About Andrea Huffman:

After attending the High School of Art and Design in New York City, Andrea Huffman moved to Florida, and received a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Florida International University.  She taught art for 31 years in Broward County Public Schools and retired from full time teaching in 2011 to pursue her own art practice.  Ms. Huffman has since exhibited locally and nationally in solo, juried, and group shows.  Receiving several awards for her work, including several Broward County Creative Investment Grants, Ms. Huffman was selected as one of only two Florida art educators for the first State Teachers Artist in Residence (STAR) program at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Sarasota, awarded through the Florida Alliance for Arts Education in 2011.  She continues to share her passion for art through new teaching opportunities, including The Boca Museum Art School, Bailey Contemporary Art in Pompano (where she is a resident studio artist), as well as various other guilds and art centers throughout Florida.  Ms. Huffman is a member of the Surface Design Association and a co-founder of 6 Hands Collaborative, where she creates, exhibits, curates, and teaches art in collaboration with other artists.

 

 

 

For more information about these workshops, exhibits, classes and her artwork:

www.andreahuffman.com

 

 

 

 

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Lois Perdue’s Solo Art Exhibit At Artserve Now Through January 4 Celebrates A Lifetime Of Art And Giving Back. Public Reception Is Tuesday, December 7.

Celebrating Lois Perdue‘s artwork is easy because it moves viewers through her use of color and markings.  Lois’ final Solo Exhibit will take place at Artserve in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, December 7th.  The exhibit is Open NOW through January 4, 2022. The public is invited to the Opening Reception with the Gold Coast Watercolor Society co-hostingSales of Lois’ artwork have and will benefit a number of charities:  PAWS, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Summer camp programs for kids, College art scholarships at Broward College, Pen Women Ft. Lauderdale Branch, to name a few. The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks of her artwork, plus the details about Lois’ life and her influence on so many of us. Please join me in celebrating Lois Perdue’s legacy, as she lives her days with intention, including her tributes to many in the arts community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday  9 AM – 6 PM    Saturday   10 AM – 6 PM

 

 

“Candy Crush” by Lois Perdue

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report shares, “My friend and art colleague, Lois Perdue, is closing her professional art business due to stage 4 advanced pancreatic cancer.  ARTSERVE has graciously donated its site as the host for her final exhibit with Gold Coast Watercolor Society is co-hosting the event.  To date with Lois’s generous donations from the sales of her artwork at Plunge Resort and sales for her art supplies over $6,000 has funded many worthy programs”.

 

 

 

“End of 30 x 30” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois Perdue writes, “Let me explain….I am living out the rest of my life in order to not only leave a legacy of artist appreciation, but to offer others a new opportunity to consider creating a legacy. Too many of us find ourselves in these health-related positions, and while we leave wills, telling our loved ones what to do with our possessions, somehow, that is not enough.  What about the spirit of ourselves that remains?  This is an opportunity to honor those who have helped us on the journey”.

 

 

 

“Wild Blue Yonder” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Rickie says, “It has been a personal honor to help Lois map out her vision for an ongoing $500. Cash Arts Award to a visual artist who has taken an active role and has been a mentor to a visual arts organization. Lois has faced her diagnosis like a blank canvas.  She gathered her resources and went to work! Lois has shared with me over these past months how joyous it is for her to see the fruits of her labors while she is still alive.  Lois continues to teach us to live our lives with precious strokes of thoughtfulness, good deeds, and openness.”

 

 

 

 

Lois Perdue Award

For Exceptional Contributions to the Arts Community

 

 

 

 

Lois has inaugrated a new award/program for one local visual artist each year to be awarded $500. for innovative fundraising and membership, environmental work through their art, or from helping to ‘vet’ suitable organizations to whom these groups might want to give scholarships to…and helping  fellow members who might have to shutter their studio due to ill health or moving.  The first recipient will be Tammy Seymour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lois continues, “I’ve had to shutter my studio and reduce my inventory of paintings so I don’t leave my husband, Don, and my kids with a huge portfolio of work to deal with.  I started breaking my studio down myself a few months ago, but was overwhelmed with what was involved and too emotional to be doing this alone.  I knew Tammy Seymour had helped other artists ‘break’ down their studios and I had worked closely with her as Vice President of Pen Women of Fort Lauderdale for 9 years”.  

 

 

“Jubilation” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Tammy swooped in, taking inventory of thousands of dollars’ worth of paper, substrates, brushes, Office equipment etc.  Lois’ arrangement with Tammy was that ALL supplies will be donated to Gold Coast Watercolor Society and used in their flea market for scholarship/award funding.  In the midst of all of this emotional and physical turmoil, Lois was trying to pull together her first solo exhibit in a large public venue. Tammy stepped in to help Lois create a video presentation of my life: (one for me that Don and my kids can cherish).

 

 

CLICK to Watch Video:

 

 

 

 

Tammy who retired from NCR Corporation (her clients included:  Burger King, Disney World, Checkers, etc) is recognized as an award winning artist.  Lois’ Award serves to acknowledge  her compassionate ‘can do’ attitude when it comes to supporting local arts organizations and their goals! From inaugurating clever ideas for fundraisers, to stepping in to curate exhibits or being a top-notch graphic designer who creates eye-catching collateral materials for the groups to which she belongs, Tammy is a leader and inspirer. No task is too small or too large for her and the fact that Tammy simultaneously currently serves as President of Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch and Gold Coast Watercolor Society—says it all!

 

 

 

“Heartbeat” by Lois Perdue

 

The Bonnet House is also a recipient of Tammy’s vision, as she provided merchandise in the gift shop, which during Covid helped them overcome  a major budget slash. She has been providing new and gently used items either donated or purchased at estate sales for their gift shop. Through monthly raffles at Pen Women luncheons of new or gently used items, we raise on average $100 per month. The proceeds of flea market sales have gone to support Pen Women Scholarship and Gold Coast Watercolor Society Danielle Vailancourt Memorial Award. Donations to these groups have exceeded $700 since inception in March 2021.  Over time, GCWS has become the place for artists to donate art supplies from their closed studios and we’ve assisted dismantling over four full studios in the last 10 years.  

 

 

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About Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois has lived in South Florida her entire life and teaches abstract workshops upon request throughout the area. She is very active in the art community and is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch, Plantation, Weston, Broward and Coral Springs Art Guilds, Florida Watercolor Society and International Society of Experimental Artists, XII Voices, an informal group of 12 professional water media artists who meet monthly to exchange current art information and offer critiques and evaluations from their peers. Lois is an award-winning artist who has won at the national, state and local levels and exhibits regularly throughout the South Florida area.

 

 

 

Untitled by Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois asked The Rickie Report to share this gratitude list for all those who have loved, supported and nurtured her during these many months of declining health issues. Since these are final steps of her journey, she wanted to thank those who have been by her side: 

 

  • To Rickie Leiter for her friendship, support and encouragement in all things ‘art’ and for, along with Judy Nunno, helping formulate this artist/award for Tammy Seymour.

 

  • To Heritage Art Galleries and Framing, (Tamarac, FL.), co-owners Claudio Tomassone and Ian and Linda Jerrell for believing in me and my art for the past five years, representing me as one of their featured artists, and managing the sales distribution of my giclees.

 

  • To ArtServe along with curator Sophie Bonet, operations manager Rion Birchmore and membership development coordinator Rebecca Wilkner for hosting  my solo art exhibit on December 7th and where I happily taught my abstract workshops for so many years.

 

  • To my collaborative, creative artist community especially Gold Coast Watercolor Society and Pen Women who provided the vehicles with which to share my talent benefiting the area’s young artists and summer ‘art’ campers.

 

  • To my medical support team including Dr. Sahiba Kahn (Vitas Hospice Care), Drs. C. Stone, Milana Kaplan, Willy Davila, Clark-Loesser and Robin Steinberg.

 

  • To Don’s loving fire service community for their love and support.

 

  • To special junior/high school friends who have supported and loved me through life’s challenges including raising children and for providing years of fun and companionship.

 

  • To my extraordinary loving friends including Tammy Seymour, Judy Nunno, Susan Convery, Pauline Runkle and the many others not listed here who provided love, encouragement and endless support as well.

 

  • And last to my beautiful family including my amazing children, Adam Frimet and Wendy Frimet Jacobs, special grandchildren, Eli Jacobs and Isaac Jacobs, and many first and second cousins, nieces and nephews. And to the ‘wind beneath my wings’, my best friend, my hero, my loyal and loving husband, Don Perdue.

 

 

 

 

For more about Lois Perdue’s artwork:

Loisperdue.com

 

 

 

……….    Other Resources   ……….

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour

 Tseymour53@comcast.net   or  954-288-7972

 

 

 

~  Gold Coast Watercolor Society  ~ 

 

 

 

~  Ft. Lauderdale Branch Pen Women  ~

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~  PAWS  ~

 

 

 

954.989.3977    humanebroward.com

2070 Griffin Road    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

 

 

 

 

  ~  Young At Art Museum  ~

 

 

http://youngatartmuseum.org

Wednesday – Sunday :   11 am to 6 pm     

Tel: 954-424-0085

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Workshops With David R Becker And Janet Rogers. Both Are Open To Non-Members And Are In-Person. Register Now For These 2022 Events

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced.  GCWS offers opportunities to learn, paint, and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; Annual Membership Show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; Paint-Ins with live models; Lectures and Demonstrations  showing ‘how it’s done’ by selected artists; Non-juried groups shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein Air painting events.  The Rickie Report shares the details of two workshops in 2022:  David R. Becker and Janet Rogers, both in-person.  These are open to non-members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.  Special Discount if you register by December 15, 2021!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN – PERSON    WORKSHOPS    2022

 

 

Sign up now and receive  a $50 Early Bird discount when purchased by 12/15/2021

 

 

Hurry as spaces are limited….

 

 

 January 18 – 20, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just bring yourself!  

All supplies are provided!  

Beginners Welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1979, David has spent all of his artistic life and career in the city of Chicago. Becker studied at American Academy of Art in Chicago, and is the reason that a large majority of his subject matter comes from his life here in the city that he loves so much. After studying at The American Academy of Art in Chicago, Becker went into illustrating for a major advertising agency J. Walter Thompson and later for Foote Cone and Belding.

He also started teaching around the country, right out of school, but always found time for his favorite ambition, creating fine art paintings. David is the author of Watercolor Composition Made Easy, and How to Sketch with Watercolor. He has had two different articles published in International Artist Magazine and in Watercolor Magic. Has reached signature status to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and has won numerous awards for his work from watercolor societies around the country.

 

 

 

March 15 – 17, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Rogers has been a working professional artist for overt 35 years, and has achieved Signature Status in The American Watercolor Society, The Florida Watercolor Society, South Carolina Watercolor Society and others. She has garnered many awards over the years for her sensitive paintings of people which are spontaneous, direct, and expressive. Janet shares easily with others her passion and joy for the fluid and unexpected nature of watercolor.

Her workshops and demonstrations featuring impressions of people and also flowers are very popular across the United States, Canada, and in Europe. Four instructional and inspiring DVDs – “Expressive Watercolor Florals”, “Expressive Watercolor Portraits”, “Watercolor Rhythms with Figures”, and “Expressing the Bouquet in Watercolor” are also available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Pay: PayPal

You can reserve your seat by paying online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com/

Or on ZELLE use: membership@goldcoastwatercolor.com

Or contact Teresa Kirk at swgfl@aol.com

 

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa) And Ali Cultural Arts Center Offer A Variety Of Workshops On December 4, 2021 And Through January, 2021. Give The Gift Of Creativity With A Workshop Or Class

Creativity is alive at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) and Ali Cultural Arts Center in Pompano Beach!  Check out the new  workshops: It’s in the Bag Workshop” or “Fabric Fusion Collage Workshop” or Fortunes and Love Letters Workshop” with Artist-in-Residence, Andrea Huffman; “Free Flow Drawing Space”  for teens & adults (free); “Nature/Nurture: Pathways to Nature Journaling” with Autumn Kioti; “Introduction to Drawing and Art History” and Floral Design 101″ The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register NOW! Some classes are Free!  Holiday reminder – Consider a gift certificate to one of these classes!

 

 

 

 

 

L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

  DECEMBER  4,  2021  

&

JANUARY,  2022          SCHEDULE:

 

 

 

“It’s in the Bag Workshop”

December 4, 2021    11 am – 3 pm    $35

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

This workshop is led by Artist in Residence Andrea Huffman. Reduce your need for plastic while making a fashion statement at the farmers market or beach, with your own original fabric tote bag. Each participant will design a large canvas zipper tote bag using various fabric paints, photo transfers, stamps and stencils. A variety of techniques will offer a wide range of options to create a functional work of art! 

 

“Fabric Fusion Collage Workshop”

January 8, 2022   11 am – 2  pm    $30

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

This workshop will be led by Artist-in-Resident Andrea Huffman. Participants will create a “painting” from fabric, based on a drawing, photograph, or their own design. Following a brief discussion about color choices and composition, shapes will be cut out from various fabrics that have been treated with an iron-on adhesive. These pieces will be arranged in the composition and ironed on to a background fabric. The design can be embellished with hand-embroidery or fabric markers. The completed fabric collage will be matted and ready to frame. 

 

“Fortunes and Love Letters Workshop”

January 29  11 am – 2 pm  $30

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

This workshop will be led by Artist-in-Resident Andrea Huffman. Celebrate Valentine’s Day and the Lunar New Year with tea and fortune cookies, while you create a unique mixed media artwork. After a brief discussion about color and composition, we’ll incorporate the Fortunes, along with a variety of postage stamps and an assortment of Valentine ephemera into collages on a canvas panel. Color will be layered by applying paint with stencils, sponges and rubber stamps. Original works of art can be a beautiful reminder of the Words of Wisdom in your fortune, or an expression of admiration for special someone. 

 

 

O N G O I N G       MONTHLY     W O R K S H O P S

 

 

Drawing Space

Second   Saturdays   1 – 3 pm  FREE   

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

Come to Bailey Contemporary Arts for an afternoon of free flow drawing. Bring your sketchbook and favorite drawing tools like pencil, charcoal, ink and markers, and spend two hours drawing a live model. Whether you are curious about drawing, want to practice your skills, or simply unwind, spend time doodling, meeting new people and forgetting about the outside world; this Drawing Space is for you. 

Drawing Space is a free 2-hour, monthly activity for teens and adults in the community to spend time drawing live models in a variety of props and costumes. Participants bring their own sketchbooks and drawing materials to work on their drawings. They are welcome to share their final drawings, participate as models and bring additional props. No prior experience needed. 

We welcome performance art and theater students, who also want to practice their pose and prop techniques as part of Drawing Space.

 

 

Nature/Nurture: Pathways to Nature Journaling

Third Fridays    6 – 8:30 pm    $30  

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

This monthly 2.5-hour workshop explores the dynamics of nature drawing and creative writing. Join Autumn Kioti, a trained naturalist and environmental educator, visual artists and storyteller, in a journey to the crossroads of art, ecology and exploration. In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to draw a variety of objects and artifacts found in nature, using watercolor, pencil and ink, along with alternative and creative painting methods.  Workshops include watercolor sketch pad to take home. Adults. No experience necessary. 16 students max.

 

 

 

Introduction to Drawing and Art History

Third Saturdays    10 am – 1 pm    $25   

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

 

 

Introduction to Drawing and Art History is a monthly 3-hour workshop, where students learn how to create compelling still-life images with charcoal or graphite inspired by the composition, technique and observation of specific periods in Art History. Each session focuses on short fragments of the history of art, creating a quick and dynamic timeline that reviews the most relevant elements and influences in art, while enriching the mind and providing inspiration for still-life compositions. While it is recommended to take various workshops to enhance the art history and technique aspects of each lesson, students have the option to take workshops independently, for each session is designed to work autonomously reviewing basic elements of drawing, perspective and composition.

 

 

“Floral Design 101”

Second Saturdays    12:15 pm 

Ali Cultural Arts Center

 

Ali Cultural Arts Center

353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.    Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7877 • aliarts.org

 

 

This budget-friendly design workshop offers a basic introduction to flower arrangement: no experience necessary. Come as you are and leave with a floral design to share with your friends and family! Each workshop focuses on a different topic, where you will work alongside our seasoned instructors to create a different style of seasonal fresh flower arrangement. You will learn some basic elements of floral design, enough to be able to replicate this simple arrangement on your own. We’ll also discuss how to care for flowers to achieve long lasting freshness. Sign up for the topics and designs that interest you most and fit into your schedule. At the end of each workshop, you will have a stylish arrangement to take home and enjoy or give as a gift. 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

www.baileyarts.org

 

Ali Cultural Arts Center

353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.  Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7877 • aliarts.org

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Miss The “Art Explosion” Of 9 Swedish Women’s Art Group Sharing Their Artworks At History Of Ft. Lauderdale Museum November 3- 7. Free Reception On Wednesday, November 3

What happens when nine Swedish creatives who call Florida their home, get together to share their love of art?  You get an “ART EXPLOSION” of internationally and nationally acclaimed women! These members of the Swedish Women Art Group are eager to share a vast array of various mediums at their November 3- 7 Exhibit.  Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 3. This exhibit takes place at the History of Fort Lauderdale Museum and is Free to attend.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! I hope you will take the time to read these biographies – how lucky are we to have this group of talent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Swedish women art group is a South Florida based group. Our purpose is to inspire each other, learn from each other, and promote our Swedish culture. We promote each other’s art, share art events, tips, advice, interesting articles related to art and more.  

 

 

 

M  E  E  T           T  H  E         A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

 

 

 

Sara  Schesser  Bartra

 

 

 

I am an artist based in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have been working on a variety of creative projects and have participated in many exhibitions. My artistic expression has gone through many phases over this period resulting in art with a highly personal approach and perspective. My work involves a variety of techniques and materials including traditional oil, acrylics, and mix media. I particularly enjoy mix media because I can use all my imagination and creativity utilizing materials that sometimes I buy, but most times I find and collect from the most unlikely sources. The combination of these techniques and materials produces interesting, fun and compelling pieces of art. My work is found in many private collections around the world.

 

In my recent work I am combining my scientific background into my art. Humans are visual creatures: we need to see in order to understand. My goal is to combine science and art in order to forge a deeper understanding of science in the public. 

sara_bartra@hotmail.com      @schesserbartrasara     @lvlyartdesigns    Webpage:https://www.lvlyartbysara.org/

 

 

 

 

Kerstin   Holm

 

 

I was born in Sweden and lived most of my life in the USA.  I made my first painting when 9/11 happened. My emotions took over and I painted “God saving the USA from terrorists”. It made me calm, and I dared flying a week after 9/11.  It was followed by “My daughter’s walk throw life”, “Protecting my Daughter”, “Women LeaderShip,” “Saving the Ocean”, Finding a Man”, “Staying on the Covid Boat”,  “Yellow Suns Musical Garden”, to name a few. In the past I was a co-founder of a hi-tech company in the USA. We developed the type of video that companies like Zoom uses. I am also a co-founder of SACC Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Florida and the Swedish Church in Florida. I have served on several boards, been an angle investor, mentor at SCORE, Career Source Broward and several entities in Sweden.

 

 

My life events are reflected in my paintings. Events that can happen to a lot of people, so I made pillows, cups, scarfs and so on with my art.  “Women LeaderShip” is a popular gift to motivate women. “Protected” gifts are popular to encourage someone, when they are sick or worried.  You can order the gifts with my art on at https://fineartamerica.com/My media is acrylic on canvas. Some of my original artworks are for sale at the show.  For more information:  Kerstin@kerstinofsweden.com

 

 

Agneta   Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

What color is the letter a?

I see colors everywhere, even in letters and numbers.
For a long time, I thought that everybody else did too.A figurative language and a powerful imagination have always been a strong part of my identity. I come from generations of curious creators, brave adventurers, and self-made artists from the arctic north. I was born in the Nordic light, raised with a Scandinavian touch and I grew up surrounded by historical architecture, antique art and furniture mixed by contemporary design.This mix became my origin and left a deep imprint on my signature brush stroke.

 

I used to be a co-owner of a small but very successful record label and music production company. It was crazy busy but always fun, and it gave me many creative outlet opportunities.To capture, create and develop the image of a new artist, you need to focus on the originality, personality, and quality they have, and then refine it. From the deep core within to the artistic expression. I try to do the same in my art. Capture, develop and refine, with a love for color, texture, form, and beauty in all shapes.  The inspiration from being among and around different expressions of art and people, triggers my impressions, thoughts, and experience from life as it presents itself to me and all my senses. I have a playful and experimental approach to creating art. My mediums are plentiful, but mostly I work with acrylic and mixed media.

 

….and by the way. The letter a is red.

 

 For more information:  agneta.anderson@me.com

 

 

 

Angela     Moore

 

 

 

 

A native of Sweden, I have created a variety of art and design all my life. I studied Fine Art and Graphic Art for nine years in Malmö, Sweden.  My recent work shows my broad perspective and colorful approach to portraits, mythology, animal shapes and fantasy. My art has found recognition and appreciation both in Sweden and Florida. My art has been shown in galleries in West Palm Beach over the years. My media are acrylic, water colors and etchings, etc. I have lived in Palm Beach County since 1986.  For more information: angelaofswea@yahoo.com

 

 

Mona    Tumba

 

 

Art, jewelries, and sculptures. Inspired by love, by joy, by life, the Swedish archipelago, and the sun in Florida. Color and shape are my passion! Color makes you feel, it is a vehicle that carries powerful messages. And for me, shape is the core of beauty. It tells you something, not only about the painting but of the mood and mindset of the artist. Enjoy color and shape as when you try an exceptional wine. Let it consume you and explore the details. Feel it with your heart. It is where you find the true message and beauty of things

 

I just finished writing about my life. The title in Swedish “Mona Tumba min sanning” has been well received in Sweden and I have been invited to many TV channels. It is about my life with the famous ice hockey player Sven Tumba. My art is found in many homes both in Sweden and the USA, and I have won several awards.  For more information:  Mona@tumba.comWebsite:  http://monatumbaart.com/

 

 

 

Gudrun   Andersson

 

 

 

 

 

 

My paintings are about nature and things around us, but also people. I want to describe the beauty of nature and life, giving the viewer a feeling of peace, harmony, and happiness. When moving to Florida in 2000, I joined Boca Museum of Art – Artists Guild. My media have been charcoal, pen & ink, and oil, but lately I have enjoyed using acrylics and oil pastels. I love drawing, especially the black and the white tones that come from charcoals, as well as all the colors of oil pastel to describe the Everglades. My paintings have been shown in local Galleries where I have received many Awards and Sales. They can be found in many homes around United States and Sweden.  For more information: gudrunart@hotmail.com and Gudrunartgallery.com

 

 

 

Ann    Högsten    Anderson

 

 

I am from Sweden to Florida via Italy and the Virgin Islands. I have been passionate about creating as long as I can remember and have used many different media during the years. The Gnomes that I create are a reflection of how I have grown to admire and, a desire to preserve genuine craftsmanship and the use of raw materials. I have shown the Gnomes at several exhibits and they can be ordered on line at NordicGnomes.com. I followed my love of all things beautiful to Rome, Italy, where I attained a degree in fashion and textile design from Accademia di Costume e di Moda. For more information:  aannanderson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Kiki    Garber

 

 

 

 

I feel like I was born a portrait painter! I studied art in Sweden and I consider my greatest achievement to be my creation of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, portrayed in New York City a few months prior to her passing. Inspired by Mrs. J.B.K.O. personal choice….we titled my painting… ” Jackonda “. Upon submitting the image to The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, I had great satisfaction in receiving acknowledgement of their pleasure with ” Jackonda “.

My ” repertoire ” contains several other remarkable women as well, but my only muse is Jacqueline. She was the reason to engage my interests in American History, which I manifest in my portraits. Besides that, I won second prize for “The picture of a day ” by Wall Street Journal. Several famous people have bought my paintings. Ronnie Wood, Leonard Cohen, Fats Domino are some of them. Oil on canvas is my preference, but I also enjoy charcoal and watercolors. For more information:   Kikigarb@gmail.com

 

 

Marga   Meijer

 

 

 

 

Born and raised in Sweden lived in Paris for several years of my adult life moved to 
USA with my French family….worked as a certified interior designer for many years.
  So design ,color , beautiful things have always been in my surroundings.
  I now create unique “One of a kind” jewelry like we all are…..  For more information  marga@consultus.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As individuals, we are members of SWEA Art, an interest group within SWEA (Swedish Women Educational Association) and its worldwide non-profit organization.  Nine of us formed the Swedish Women Art Group only for this event, to showcase our art in a public venue.  This show is independent of SWEA and SWEA Art. 

 

Disclaimer “SWEA Art is a privately organized network between individual Sweor and SWEA International bears no responsibility in connection with its activities. For more information please contact:  SWEA Art.

 

 

 

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Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Presents “Plunge Into The Arts” Photographic Exhibit By Acclaimed Conservation Photographer Phoenix. Free Opening Reception October 20

Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea proudly showcases “Plunge into the Arts with Phoenix”, a stunning exhibit that captures the soul of nature as seen through the eyes of acclaimed conservation photographer, Phoenix. Her new Solo exhibit will be on display from October 17 through November 20, 2021.  The public is invited to a free Reception on Wednesday, October 20.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free    Meet    The    Artist    Reception

Wednesday,   October   20,   2021

6:00   –   7:30 pm

 

 

 

TO    REGISTER    CLICK    HERE

 

Exhibit runs October 17 to November 20, 2021

 

 

Plunge   Beach   Resort

4660 El Mar Dr.     Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308

For more information call (754) 312 5775

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Conservation Photographer, Phoenix

 

From the majesty and frailty of the Florida Everglades to the haunting beauty of Ireland, each fine art photograph by Phoenix inspires love and respect for our essential environment.  Her Solo Exhibition of 18 photographs will be displayed in the gallery inside Plunge Beach Resort’s lobby in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

 

 

“Loxahatchee Sunset” by Phoenix 

 

“With this exhibition we are inviting viewers to connect with the beauty and power captured in each of Phoenix’s art works,” said Joe Imbrogno, Director of Guest Excellence at the Plunge Beach Resort.  The exhibit includes several of Phoenix’s works taken during her Artist-In-Residence in Great Smoky Mountains Nation Park. They are being shown for the first time, since earlier exhibits they were juried into were cancelled due to COVID-19″.

 

 

“Dawn’s Early Light” by Phoenix 

 

Phoenix, who only goes by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. Although, she taught film-making and photography early in her career she left them for some twenty years. Returning to photography in the digital age, she developed an exceptional talent and passion to help protect nature and wildlife. Today she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer.  Most recently a national hospital has acquired 22 large photographs measuring 24 x 36 inches each from Phoenix’s sacred trees, landscapes and winged life collections for their permanent collection.

 

 

“Red Leaf Tree Rich Mountain Road” by Phoenix 

 

 

“Phoenix is a legendary nature photographer and I have always been impressed with the quality of her work. Whether presenting a macro or wildlife photograph, or a long exposure shot of the Milky Way, Phoenix consistently delivers images that transmit beyond their compositions. I only have admiration for her, her work and her wisdom,” said Sophie Bonet, Lead Curator at ArtServe, one of the Plunge Beach Resort’s art partners.

 

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“Before The Storm” by Phoenix

 

 

“Being a nature photographer is a mystical experience,” Phoenix tells The Rickie Report. “Like a meditation of light – color, texture, structure, pattern, and composition– it awakens an inner peace and knowingness.  With each image, it’s always my intent to raise awareness of endangered and threatened species and habitats that we stand to lose in the natural world if we are not careful. It is my desire that viewers are inspired to love, cherish and protect the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature as they reconnect with that inner peace reflected in each of my images.

 

 

 

“Blazing Sunset” by Phoenix

 

She continues, “For me, preserving nature and wilderness areas is not a luxury, but a necessity for the human spirit. In protecting the world’s nature and wildlife, the environment, we are really protecting the family of humanity. The importance of nature is more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul.”

 

 

 

 

TO    REGISTER    CLICK    HERE

 

 

 

 

About Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea:

Tucked along South Florida’s fabled A1A in Lauderdale by the Sea, Plunge Beach Resort is a laid-back, low-key retreat for beach lovers and bohemians in search of an edgy, off-the-radar getaway. In addition to its 163 rooms and one- and two- bedroom suites, it has three onsite dining options, two pools, a fitness center, plenty of modern-day amenities and a roster of unique hotel programming. The resort’s central location puts travelers in the perfect spot to enjoy all of South Florida has to offer. Plunge Beach Resort is located at 4660 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308. For more information please visit www.PlungeBeachResort.com.

 

 

About Phoenix, Photographer:

For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture, she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer. Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland; the Virtual Artist-in-Residence for the Center for Great Apes Art4Apes Exhibition; the featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom; two public art grants, nine public art awards and many other prestigious awards. She was recently appointed to the first Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspapers, magazines and blog posts – print and online internationally. She was invited to be the first photographer to “takeover” the Instagram page for the Friends of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. She is the immediate past president of the National League of American Pen Women which she served six years. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Reflecting the beauty within your heart
Fine Art Photography, Portraits, Greeting Cards & More

 

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Get Tickets For Broward Quilt Expo’s Quilt Exhibition, Miniature Quilt Auction, Quilt Sales, Awards Ceremony And Vendors Boutique October 22 – 24, 2021

The Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature one hundred-ninety one quilts on exhibitAwards Gala (Friday, October 22)Workshops (October 23-24Quilt Sales (daily),Vendor Boutique (October 23-24),  Demos (daily) and Miniature Quilt Auction (Sunday, October 24). The event is October 22, 23, 24, 2021 at the Charles Dodge Center in Pembroke Pines The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the seven Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!  Don’t miss this Quilt Show and Marketplace!  See what this $3.7 billion industry is all about!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

 

October 23-24, 2021     Show opens at 10am

 

Tickets available online or at the door $10 daily admission

 

Demonstration starting at 11 am on the hour

 

191     Quilts     on    display

 

Live Longarm Demo All day – Ask the longarmer any questions you have as they Quilt all day at the show.

 

For out-of-town attendees, there is a discounted hotel rate $139 at the Hampton Inn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission ticket is required for all workshops

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt Awards Ceremony and Lecture by

Maribeth Schmit

”Entering  Your  Quilt  – What  a  Judge  Sees”

Friday October 22

7 – 9  pm

Tickets $15

 

Judging a quilt

 

 

 

 

M I N I A T U R E      QUILT     A U C T I O N

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Sewshecan.com

 

 

 

 

Our miniature quilt auction is a fun event to raise funds for Broward Quilt Expo and the seven guilds who organize it.

It’s your chance to purchase a gorgeous piece of handmade art for your wall. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C A L L I N G     A L L    F A B R I C    H O U N D S!

 

 

 

 

T  h  e         G  u  i  l  d  s:

 

 

 

 

 

Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. We are an organizational body governed by volunteers from the member guilds, currently East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Inc., Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, Inc., West Broward Quilters Guild, Inc., South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, OceanWaves Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild, Inc. All of our funding comes from public support, including membership fees, gifts and grants, and receipts from events we organize.

 

 

For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

pr@browardquiltexpo.com

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