St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Opens Call For Instructors In Any Medium. Participate In This New Initiative And Teach Your Area Of Expertise To Eager Learners

From Bellydancing to Visual arts and Professional development, the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance invites artists to propose a class at The Vault.  The Cultural Alliance has moved into a wonderful new space in the lower level of 111 Orange Avenue. The space is bigger and will enable SLCA to offer classes. Classes will start in January, and SLCA can’t wait to promote yours! The Rickie Report shares the details and a link to the form.  Don’t hesitate – share your expertise and passion with students who are eager to learn!

 

 

 

 

111 Orange Ave. in Downtown Fort Pierce, FL

 

 

 

 

 

The Cultural Alliance will only collect a 10% commission from our members who sign up now until December 31st, 2022. Cultural Alliance will collect 25% of tuition from non-members. As an instructor, you will set your tuition fee and minimum & maximum number of students and determine any supplies cost if applicable. Please complete this form to be considered for this much needed and anticipated initiative.

 

 

 

If you wish to visit the Gallery and discuss how it can best adapt to your needs, please stop anytime by Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 6 PM.

 

 

About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit ArtStLucie.org, or call 772.462.2783

 

 

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St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s “Art Mind & Soul Fest” April 1 & 2, 2023 Opens Calls For Vendors At New Location In Tradition Town Square. Early Registration Discount Ends December 31, 2022

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance proudly presents the “Art, Mind & Soul Fest” on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, 2023 at Tradition Town Square. A Call for Vendors is now open!  All work must be original. Take advantage of the Early Registration discount which ends December 31, 2022. Alliance members pay no registration fee.  Tent space is limited. Regular Registration closes February 28, 2023. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

St.   Lucie   Cultural   Alliance

Proudly   presents

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A r t,    M i n d    &    S o u l    F e s t”

 

Saturday, April 1, 2023

 

&

 

Sunday, April 2, 2023

 

 

 

11  AM   –   7  PM

 

Tradition   Town   Square

 

10799 SW Civic Lane         Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

Previously known as “Arts & Mindfulness Fest”, this is the Cultural Alliance’s 3rd year of presenting this one-of-a-kind festival. We are thrilled to move this festival to Tradition Square, which is more centrally located and comes with a built-in audience. However, the space is more intimate, and we will have limited tent spaces available. 

 

  • All work must be original.

  • By submitting this application, you agree that all products are 100% handmade.

 

 

APPLY HERE:

 

 

Early Registration Fees:      

The non-refundable early application fee is $40

  • Cultural Alliance member early registration fee: FREE
  • Regular vendor early registration fee: $150
  • If you are not a member, you may join at the PREMIUM LEVEL or higher, participate in “Art, Mind & Soul Fest” for a $40 registration fee, and receive additional benefits throughout the year. This level is only open to individual artists.
  • Please visit Business or Cultural Organizations for additional membership benefits. Businesses and Cultural Organizations are entitled to two tent spaces in addition to other annual membership levels.
  • **EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS 12/31/2022**

Regular Fees:

  • Application fee: $50
  • Cultural Alliance member registration fee: FREE
  • Regular vendor registration fee: $200**REGULAR REGISTRATION CLOSES 2/28/2023**

 

APPLY HERE:

 

 

Call (772) 776-ARTS (2787)

 

 

Join the Alliance:

   www.artstlucie.org/memberships.

 

 

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Fort Pierce Art Club Opens Call For Miniature Artworks And Announces Public Auction To Benefit Local High Schools And The Club’s Scholarship Program At Indian River State College

The Fort Pierce Art Club shares a Call to Artists for “Magnificent Miniature Masterpieces” (DEADLINE: Saturday, December 5).  ALL ARTISTS are encouraged to take part! Students from these high schools: Central, Lincoln Park Academy, and Westwood will be involved.  Each school will receive a $500 check. The 2022 Silent Auction is Wednesday, December 14 thru Friday, December 16 in the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Vault. The event concludes on Sunday, December 18, with the winning artists and student artists being awarded cash prizes in Harmony Music Lounge’s Mermaid Gallery.  ART LOVERS: Mark your calendars now – you won’t want to miss the FUN! Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County are a hub for art! All proceeds from the event go to local schools and to the Club’s Scholarship Program at Indian River State College.  Get your mini canvas and easel NOW! The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEADLINE:   December 5, 2022

 

 

 

Silent   Auction

December 14 – 16, 2022

St Lucie County Cultural Alliance Vault

111 Orange Avenue    Fort Pierce, FL

 

 

 

 

Final   Gala

Sunday, December 18

3  to 5 PM

Harmony Music Lounge’s Mermaid Gallery

116 Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL

 

 

Details:

The Fort Pierce Art Club’s calls on all artists to participate in this worthy cause with cash prizes for the 2022 Magnificent Miniature Masterpieces.

Artists may pick up entry forms which include a 3”x3” canvas and easel to enter at several locations and events.  Entry fee is $10.  Entries with canvas and easel may be mailed to participants from the website for an additional $10 for priority mail.  The completed art submission deadline is December 5, 2022.   

 

The 2022 silent auction starts on Wednesday, December 14 through Friday, December 16 in the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Vault located at 111 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce from 11 AM to 4 PM and during ArtWalk from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

The event concludes on Sunday, December 18, with the winning artists and student artists being awarded cash prizes from 3 PM to 5 PM in Harmony Music Lounge’s gallery located at 116 Avenue A, Fort Pierce.   

 

This year’s the club is sponsoring participants 90 students from the following high schools:  Central High, Lincoln Park Academy, and Westwood in the student category.  Each school will be presented with a $500 check at the December 18 celebration for their arts programs.

 

All proceeds from the event go to the art programs for supplies in local schools and scholarships for students at Indian River State College.  The Fort Pierce Art Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) and donations to the club are tax deductible in accordance with the tax laws.

 

 

 

 

 

For questions about events, calls to artists, upcoming workshops, or how to become a member of this arts organization:

Call:  772-579-1529 (Jeanne Johansen)

Facebook @fortpierceartclub 

Website:  www.fortpierceartclub.org

Contact:  Jeanne Johansen, 772-579-1529,

Email:  fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com

 

 

 

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St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Kicks Off Season In A Big Way With “The Vault” Grand Opening Friday, November 18 In Fort Pierce

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance invites the public to attend The Vault’s Grand Opening at the November Art Walk Friday, November 18. Enjoy wine and locally catered food. The Alliance’s Literary Guild will be on hand for a meet-and-greet with book signings in addition to live painting. A special Drum Circle led by Kevin Beatkeeper takes place in the parking lot.  Stubborn Bastards Band will add to the entertainment. The Rickie Report shares the details with links to sign up for the Drum Circle and RSVP for the Grand Opening.  Admission is Free- but PLEASE RSVP.

 

 

 

 

111 Orange Ave. in Downtown Fort Pierce, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 18, 2022

5 – 8 pm

Free admission and parking

FREE   –   PLEASE   RSVP:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Fort Pierce’s historical buildings have gone through multiple transitions over the years. A recent metamorphosis has taken place at 111 Orange Avenue. Formerly the Sun Bank building, it is now divided into several sections with offices and galleries upstairs, and until recently, the home of St. Lucie Cultural Alliance.

 

This summer, the Alliance headed to the basement. “We’re calling the entire space The Vault,” curator Terry Long says. “There’s an actual bank vault there. It’s the coolest thing ever – a fun space.” Long has been curator for the last year and a half. “Fort Pierce, really all of St. Lucie County, is extremely rich with a variety of talented people in the arts, music, dance, theater.” 

 

 

Fort Pierce also has its own genre, art history-wise. “We have the Highwaymen,” Long explains, “and hundreds of plein air artists. I could go on and on. As more people become aware of St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, we’re constantly increasing membership.”  This led to the happy problem of becoming cramped upstairs. “We started in little offices inside the county administration building on Virginia Avenue,” Long says, “then moved downtown. But we’ve outgrown it.”

 

Over the years, artists have been housed in the building, including Art Mundo, a non-profit that focused on visual arts. For Rebecca Miller, chair of the board of directors for the Cultural Alliance, things have come full circle. “I was also chair of Art Mundo. We had a gallery, visiting artists, classes, and Art Walk. It was the pulse of Fort Pierce, the center of the gravitational pull for the art world.”

 

Without municipal support, however, the concept wasn’t sustainable. A vision to celebrate all art forms and culture was born, which St. Lucie Cultural Alliance fulfills with municipal and corporate partnerships, in addition to its members.  This summer and fall, work on The Vault was completed. Visitors enter through Lisa Jill Allison Gallery and Working Studio into the Cultural Alliance’s five rooms. Glass walls facing the walkway create a unified, welcoming feel. A boutique is planned for handcrafted jewelry, wearable art, and more.

 

Executive Director Alyona Ushe calls the rooms “galleries with desks. We didn’t want to waste space for administration, so each space has a desk. We’ll also use the rooms for classes.” Plans include belly dancing instruction, visual arts, professional development, and film screenings.  The expansive vault itself will house juried art shows, changed periodically and usually reflecting a theme. The acoustics promise to be an asset for live music and readings.

 

The financial aspect is also positive. “The cost per square foot is amazing,” Miller says, “which helps us be fiscally responsible. It’s not about being showy, but now we have four times the space.”  Community partnerships are an important component. “Rather than just hosting events,” Ushe says, “we want to collaborate more with others, supporting our members’ events, supplying public schools with master classes, and arranging music concerts with the Department of Parks and Recreation.”

 

 

About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit ArtStLucie.org, or call 772.462.2783

 

 

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Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez’s Handmade Wearable Art And Home Decor Pieces Are Featured At Gifts Of The HeART Juried Art Show Sunday, November 6, 2022

Fiber artist Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez shares a collection of wearable art created using rich, vibrantly colored threads.  Jackie’s clothing and home decor designs can be found in area galleries, high end boutiques, and in museum shops. She is one of the featured artists at Temple Beth El Israel’s Gifts of the heART juried Art Show on Sunday, November 6, 2022.  Admission and parking are free.  Partial proceeds of sales will benefit the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office. The event includes a K9 Demo, Meet the K9 team, and the SLPO Tent of Engagement.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Jackie’s work which she can customize for any occasion.

 

 

 

551 Bethany Drive   Port St. Lucie, FL  34986

 

 

 

 

Shawl by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

 

Free Admission          Free Parking

Bake Sale         Food           Raffles    

Partial Benefit for St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office

Pet the K9 Crew And See a Demo

 

 

 

   

Meet  Jacquelyn   Roesch – Sanchez

 

 

 

Fiber artist Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez shares a collection of wearable art created using rich, vibrantly colored threads.  The brilliance of the saturated colors and tensile strength of the material that looks similar to silk and is easily wearable for everyone.  

 

 

Unique Design “Opalescent Vapor” by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “From a very young age, I’ve been attracted to ethereal imagery—looking for rainbows after a storm, seeing images reflected in mirrors and window panes, watching the colors in nature as they first intensify then fade at dusk, and being mesmerized by ocean waves and pools of water as they eddy in the breeze”.

 

 

 

Kimono Jacket “Monet’s Garden” by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

 

She always wanted to become an artist, but didn’t feel the traditional methods of expression called to her. In 1974, Jackie decided to buy a knitting machine as a way of expressing herself after seeing one at a sweater manufacturer’s space in New York City.  Jackie shares, “A few years later, while working at a knitwear designer’s atelier, I discovered viscose (rayon) thread for sale while on an errand for supplies. I loved the brilliance of the saturated colors and tensile strength of the material that looks similar to silk”.

 

 

 

Shawl collar jacket “Autumn Glory” by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

By the time she left her job, Jackie had collected 125 different colors of thread. Soon thereafter, she made her first work of art, a knitted kimono reflecting the colors of places she had visited on a trip around the United States in the fall of 1975.  Jackie tells us,” I worked out a deal with the viscose company to buy 1½ pounds of every dye lot of thread the company produced. Over time, I collected more than 2,000 cones of thread in a myriad of colors. I also developed my process, which requires three or four different colors of thread knitted together, methodically changing colors to create these euphoric spectrums. I taught myself how to make patterns, and learned methods for hand finishing from multiple sources”.

 

 

 

Shawl by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

 

“My early inspirations for color and design came from Issey Miyake, Missoni, Mark Rothko, Sonia Delaunay and Clyfford Still. Through the availability of opportunities that came my way, I built a knitting business. It incorporated a line of sweaters and knitted costumes for movies, plays and commercials. I became an exhibiting artist at Julie Artisan’s Gallery on Madison Avenue in Manhattan”.

 

 

 

“Daffodil” dress by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

 

Wearable art became Jackie’s preferred expression as art galleries and museums included her works in their Art to Wear shows. To date, she has been making one-of-a-kind and limited edition Art to Wear for forty-six years. Never one to stay in a rut, she branched out from wearables to several new expressions. “In 2008, I knitted a 12’ x 22’ ceiling that was commissioned for a restaurant lobby in Montclair, New Jersey. The imagery depicted a sunset seen from an airplane and incorporated 275 colors of thread.  

 

 

 

 

Commission:  Comprised of thirty-three knitted panels

 

“From January to March, 2022, I created eight meditation screens measuring 26” x 48.” The screens can be mounted on walls or hung from the ceiling. Each piece depicts a place in time captured from my memories. Recently, I mounted small works on drapery and upholstery fabrics and attached them to canvases”.

 

 

 

Wall Art: 4 Meditation Screens by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

 

 

Jackie moved to Palm City, Florida in 2015 and looked for fellow creatives. She found them at the Martin Artisans Guild and soon became an active member. “My studio is in my home—a small space—but a perfect fit for me. I feel more energized than ever as living on the Treasure Coast has provided endless inspiration from nature in this paradise of flora and fauna”.  

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

See A Short Video!

 

We can personally tell you that Jackie is humble about her artistic skills and is not one to “name drop”. Jackie was recently chosen as a Featured Artist for Artsyshark. The Rickie Report is honored to share some points of interest in her knitting career:

 

 

  1. Designed and produced hand-loomed knits with three evolving lines of sweaters under the label, “Juno”, for sale in department stores and boutiques (1978-1984). Rendered Costumes for Broadway Theater productions; Ballet and Modern Dance productions; Movies and Commercials (1976-1990). Created Wearable Art that was exhibited at One-person art shows, Gallery group shows and Museum shows – Domestic and International (1978-2021). Listings available upon request.
  2. Yoko Ono bought 7 of the 9 kimonos from JRS’s first one-person exhibit at Julie: Artisans Gallery on 62nd St and Madison Avenue in NYC (March 1981). She visited the gallery with David Geffen three months after John Lennon’s death.
  3. JRS hand-knitted gold chain mail for Sir Richard Burton’s role as King Arthur in “Camelot” on Broadway (1980). “The coarseness of the gold cord took several layers of skin off my fingers and by the end of the project, I had to wear band aids so I wouldn’t bleed on the breastplate.”
  4. JRS created a hand-loomed knitted 12’ X 22’ ceiling for Egan’s restaurant entry way in Montclair, New Jersey in 2008. Over 275 different colors of thread were incorporated into the design of a sunset, seen from an airplane.
  5. Elizabeth Taylor purchased the contents of a Julie: Artisan’s Gallery exhibit of JRS’s one-of-a-kind spectrum sweaters in 1989. The 11 pullovers were all different sizes and color progressions.
  6. From 1978 – 1990, JRS knitted two differently designed sweaters for the characters, Zack and Bobby, from “A Chorus Line”. By the end of the Broadway run, more than 120 sweaters were made for the ever-evolving parade of actors who occupied these two roles.
  7. In 1978, Sammy Davis, Jr. starred in the Broadway revival of “Stop the World – I Want to Get Off”. JRS was commissioned to make the star six identical, burnt orange, boat neck sweaters that were rotated throughout his performances.
  8. Some of the actors, dancers and musicians who wore knitted costumes that I rendered in collaboration with costume designers were: Mick Jagger (gold leg warmers), Jill Clayburgh (sweater for “Semi-Tough”), Barry Manilow (sweater & scarves), Rock Hudson (tights for “Camelot”), Marsha Mason (silver jumpsuit for “The Goodbye Girl”), Jimmy Cliff (kimono jacket), Angela Lansbury (sweater for “Sweeney Todd”), Twyla Tharp (costumes for debut at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dyan Cannon (sweaters for “Death Trap”), Lauren Bacall (vest for “Woman of the Year”), Mia Farrow (sweater coat for a Woody Allen movie), Liza Minelli (sweater for night club act), Mary Beth Hurt (sweater for “The World According to Garp”), and Liv Ullman (personal unique kimono).

 

 

 

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez invites you to follow her on Facebook Knittedwear , Instagram and LinkedIn.

Visit her website to view more of her work.

Email:   jacquelyn@knittedware.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

One-Day Juried Art Show In Port St. Lucie Showcases “Gifts From The heART” To Benefit Temple Beth El Israel And Sheriff’s Office Of St. Lucie County Sunday, November 6, 2022

Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie, FL. hosts a one-day juried art show on Sunday, November 6, 2022. “Gifts of the heART” will offer one-of-a kind artworks and hand made fine crafts for sale from 20+ artists selected by Jurors Neil Capozzi and Kenneth Hooper Capozzi. Partial proceeds will benefit local programs of the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office. Children of all ages can enjoy a demo by the Sheriff’s K9 Unit, a “Meet and Pet the K9 Crew”, and the Tent of Community Engagement. Art lovers can purchase directly from each artist, choose-your-prize art raffle, enjoy home baked goods, lunch, and buy Enjoyment Books.  Admission and Parking are Free.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temple Beth EL Israel

551 Bethany Dr.   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

772.336.2424

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unique artwork!

 

 

 

Michael Zeff, TBEI President, tells The Rickie Report, “I see this event as a moment for TBEI and the public to gather and to reinforce good community relations. Part of the proceeds will benefit local programs of the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office.  Kids of all ages will enjoy a demo by the Sheriff’s K9 Unit, meet and pet the K9 Crew, and enjoy the Tent of Community Engagement”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind artistry and handmade jewelry

 

 

 

Purchase   directly   from   the   artist!  

 

 

 

 

 

Choose-your-own-art prize drawing!

 

 

 

Handmade gifts that become heirloom treasures!

 

 

 

This  is  the  perfect  time  to  start  shopping!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make this a win-win-win:

 

 

 

Support your local community… the artists… and take home a special gift!

 

 

 

Items for everyone ~

 

 

 

Participating Artists:

 

 

  • Carolyn Austin (one of a kind glass plates, Judaica, serving ware)

  • Barbara Bucci (memory boxes with original artwork)

  • Charlie Buxton (handmade linens, wearable art, clothing)

  • Pamela Carman (polymer clay/mixed media whimsical sculpture)

  • Lori Charnow ( hand painted glassware, Judaica)

  • The Clay Chicks (ceramic fountains, garden art, planters, wall hangings)

  • Judy Coffman (paintings)

  • Susan Estrella ( mixed media art and jewelry)

  • Elaine Lipkin ( jewelry with unique African beads, Roman glass, semi-precious stones)

  • Gail Johnson Matthieson (one of a kind contemporary jewelry)

  • Brenda Milan  (collage wall art, journals, cards)

  • Sarita Neun (one of a kind polymer clay jewelry, ornaments)

  • Susan Oakes ( watercolors and photography)

  • Barbara Powell (functional and decorative ceramic art)

  • Ronni & Stan Reed (glass necklaces, Judaica, polymer jewelry)

  • Lenore Diamond Robins (3D geometric artwork)

  • Jackie Roesch Sanchez ( hand loom knitted wearable art, pillows, wall art)

  • Lianna Slater (one of a kind jewelry semi precious/precious stones)

  • Mark Stall (photography)

  • Cathleen Sullivan (functional and decorative pottery, encaustic art)

  • Debra Terrio (original oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pencil art)

  • Elaine Weber (handmade painted purses, wristlets, artwork)

 

 

 

For more information:

 tbeiartshow@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Susan Estrella’s Mixed Media Wall Art And Boho Chic Jewelry Is Featured At Gifts Of The HeART Juried Art Show Sunday, November 6, 2022

Susan Hankoff Estrella‘s mixed media art gives viewers a sense of new-found joy as each detail comes into perspective! Susan creates assemblage artworks of varying sizes using all kinds of mixed media objects.  She also brings a special Boho Chic vibe to her jewelry creations.  Susan’s artwork can be found in several area galleries. She will be one of the featured artists at Temple Beth El Israel’s Gifts of the heART juried Art Show on Sunday, November 6, 2022.  Admission and parking are free.  Partial proceeds of sales will benefit the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office.  The event includes a K9 Demo, Meet the K9 team, and the SLPO Tent of Engagement.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Susan’s work.

 

 

 

551 Bethany Drive   Port St. Lucie, FL  34986

 

 

 

Free Admission          Free Parking

Bake Sale         Food           Raffles    

 

 

 

Meet the K9 Crew  

Partial Benefit for St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office

 

Susan’s artistry brings a renewed sense of joy to viewers of her multi-media artworks.

“Tree of Life” Mixed Media by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

 

Some say she’s a bright light or that she has a sparkling personality.  An artist from as far back as she can remember, Susan Hankoff Estrella (yes, her last name means “star” in Spanish!!) spent her career as a sought-after graphic designer in Washington, DC for 22 years.  She moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where she was the art director for a number of publications. She started playing with jewelry design on the side and that is where she really started to make her mark in the local arts community.

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind “Crayola Crazy” Bracelet by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

Using unusual combinations of color and varying textures, Susan felt her creative spark grow. She began participating in local art shows and realized there was an entirely new artistic realm to explore – the world of three dimensions!! After almost two decades in NC, Susan and her husband, Mike, moved ever closer to his native Cuba and settled in Florida. She continued freelancing as a graphic designer, all the while still dabbling in jewelry making. Susan became an integral part of numerous wearable art galleries in Southeast FL, with her volunteer efforts and expertise in marketing enhancing her jewelry pieces. 

 

 

Mixed media artwork, “Three Amigos” by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

 

When Covid hit, Susan faced a series of stressful family situations and her creativity ground to a halt. The lack of creativity weighed on her, but several months into the isolation of the pandemic, she picked up a canvas, started playing…and a cardinal was born! Yes, a bird – an assemblage of paint, paper, fabric, yarn, feathers and jewelry pieces. Her burned out core was rekindled!

 

 

 

Mixed media artwork, “Heart, Herman Hesse” by Susan Hankoff Estrella
 

 

 

Since late 2020, Susan has been creating a multitude of mixed media pieces that allow her to reach deep into her inner creative being. From birds to flowers and trees to any inspiration from the world around her, Susan says, “I love the fact that mixed media is so freeing. Having spent so many years in a profession that required preciseness, measuring, straightening and lining up, this new medium was indeed a huge breakaway from the norm”. She gets lost in her art while she creates, and art lovers are the beneficiaries.

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind handmade bracelets by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

 

 

Susan still plays with jewelry, but now incorporates many of the beads, gemstones and other components from her stash into her mixed media pieces. Always the collector of unusual things (good luck finding an artist who doesn’t do this), you’ll find some of those items in her pieces. Thinking of tossing that dryer sheet? Nope. Give it to Susan and she’ll put it in her art. Don’t throw away that netting from the fruit you purchased. She’ll use that too. Old keys? A perfect addition to her next piece.

 

 

“Sunflower” Mixed Media by Susan Hankoff Estrella

 

 

You’ll also discern some unheard of mixtures of patterns and texture in her pieces. She has collected handmade papers for years and incorporates pieces of them in her work. One of her most recent pieces, “Mimi’s Flowers” has leather flowers that used to adorn her mother’s shoes. Since her mom’s recent passing, Susan decided that using those flowers creatively would be a great way to keep the memory of her mom alive in a decidedly cheerful way.

 

 

 

 

“Transformation” Mixed media artwork by Susan Hankoff Estrella

You can see that this glittering light in the art world has taken so many paths and truly embraced her creativity. Susan proudly displays her work at Rare Earth Gallery in Stuart, FL, at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL and at SeaDragon Gallery in Duck, NC.

 

You’ll find Susan’s work at the upcoming TBEI Art Show, Gifts of the HeART at Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie on November 6. Stop by and look for the radiating light in the room and you’ll find this star!

 

For more information about Susan Hankoff Estrella’s artwork and jewelry:

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St Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces New Galleries And Headquarters Sneak Peek On Oct 21 And Grand Opening Nov 18 Plus Call For Art Instructors

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is moving…to bring more to the arts & cultural community! With new space, comes requests for classes, so applications are now open for art instructors.  Enjoy a ‘sneak-peek’ tour of The Vault – St Lucie Cultural Alliance New Galleries & Headquarters at the Friday, October 21, 2022 Art Walk.  Save the date for the Grand Opening on Friday, November 18, 2022!  The Rickie Report shares the details and only a brief peek of “The Vault” – you HAVE to stop by to see it!

 

 

 

111 Orange Ave. in Downtown Fort Pierce, FL

Lower     Level

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Galleries

 

 

 

Eyes will widen, and senses will brilliantly ignite among art enthusiasts who visit…

 

 

 

 

 

SNEAK  PEEK:   T  H  E        V  A  U  L  T

 

 

Friday, October 21, 2022

 

 

5  – 8   PM    during Art Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of SLCA

 

 

 

GRAND      OPENING:    T  H  E        V  A  U  L  T  

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

 

 

 5  – 8  PM       during Art Walk

 

 

Photo Courtesy of SLCA

 

 

 

Call for Instructors  –  Applications Now Open

 


Artist Members of the Alliance are encouraged to apply to teach classes. Artists of varying mediums are welcomed to apply! For more information, visit StLucieArts.org, or email: info@StLucieArts.org.

 

 

 

Alyona Ushe tells The Rickie Report, ” We invite everyone to stop by and enjoy a ‘sneak-peek’ tour of The Vault, St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s new gallery and headquarters, and take in the vibrant changes taking place to broaden offerings to our dynamic arts and cultural community of St. Lucie County’.

 

 

The new space is an eclectic mix of urban-trend and classic modern. On tap are plans for artists to exhibit their works, a studio for a rotating resident artist, and classrooms.  The enhanced, natural lighting and open floor plan will allow for new gathering space, additional galleries and for the public to observe and interact with the working artist as s/he creates.

 

 

Galleries full of juried Cultural Alliance Art Guild members work, boutique with artisan wearable art and jewelry, and dynamic space for an array of creative classes of all genres and disciplines are all in store.  Its main gallery space – The Vault – will serve as its new, enlivened setting for an array of juried, curated exhibitions that will introduce its visitors to an abundance of talent in the county.

 

 

 

Members of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance will be awarded additional benefits including opportunities to teach classes, apply for a quarterly residency, screen films, present intimate concerts, and attend networking and professional development workshops. Residents and visitors will benefit from a richer offering of exhibitions, intimate performances, classes and workshops in this eclectic addition to Downtown Fort Pierce.

 

 

Would you like to be a part of making St. Lucie County a cultural gem of the Treasure Coast? Become a member and join our growing cultural community! Visit StLucieArts.org to learn more about the exciting benefits of membership and all of its cool, upcoming events!

 

 

About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit ArtStLucie.org, or call 772.462.2783

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Opens Applications For 4th Annual Art Show In The Gardens On January 7 & 8, 2023

The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens will hold its Fourth Annual Art Show in the Gardens on January 7th and 8th, 2023.  The application is open to artists of all media including 2D, 3D, Fine Crafts, and more.  The momentum of this show continues to grow, as it offers food, music, dancing, and a large community effort to ensure its success.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks from last year and urges you to apply by December 1, 2022. Parking and admission are free.

 

 

 

Friends   of   the   Port   St.  Lucie   Botanical   Gardens,   Inc.

 

 

 

 

2023 ART SHOW IN THE GARDENS

 

Saturday, January 7

 9 – 4

Sunday, January 8

 

9 – 3

 

 

 

Calling   all   artists   to   apply   to   join   us   as   exhibitors   at   this   show!  

 

 

 

All   Media   includes   2D,   3D,   fine   crafts   and   more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our show this past January had over 10,000 visitors in attendance and this upcoming show will afford our artists a great opportunity for exposure, interaction and sale of their fine artwork. Additionally there will be wonderful food, music and dance for visitors and those in attendance. 

 

 

DETAILS:

  • Send your name, contact information and 6 (six) images of:

  • Your artwork AND your booth set up

  • DEADLINE is DECEMBER 1, 2022.

 

SEND TO:    Membership@PSLBG.org.

 

PAYMENT:

https://portstluciebotanicalgardens.app.neoncrm.com/forms/art-show

NEXT STEPS:

 

 

Acceptance will be announced within 30 days of the application deadline.

If you are NOT accepted, you will be refunded your full fee.

 

We  look  forward  to  your  joining  us  at  this  special  event!

Friends  of  The  Port  St.  Lucie  Botanical  Gardens

 

For more information about this event:

 

 

www.PSLBG.org

 

 

 

 

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Temple Beth El Israel In Port St Lucie Opens Call To Artists And Artisans For Juried One-Day Art Show On Sunday, November 6, 2022

Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie, FL. announces a Call to Artists and Artisans for a one-day juried art show on Sunday, November 6, 2022. “Gifts of the Heart” will offer indoor spaces as well as outdoor spots for tents. Partial proceeds will benefit local programs of the Port St. Lucie Sheriff’s Department.  There will be activities for children during this community-wide event, including the local Fire Department as well as the Sheriff’s Canine Unit. Neil Capozzi and Kenneth Hooper Capozzi will chair the jury committee. Deadline for applications is August 19, 2022.  Spaces will fill up quickly, so The Rickie Report urges you to apply soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payment: PAY ON THIS LINK:

 

 

 

Email a Copy Of This Application and 3 JPGS of your work to:

 tbeiartshow@gmail.com

 

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS? Call Rickie Leiter, Volunteer Coordinator at 561-537-0291.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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