Pompano Beach Arts Showcases Rapturous Images Of The Natural World By Phoenix. “The Spirit Of This Place” Featuring Some Never- Before-Exhibited Images Opens Friday, April 12. Exhibit Continues Through May 25, 2024

Pompano Beach Arts showcases rapturous images of the natural world, including some never-before-exhibited images by award-winning conservation photographer, Phoenix.  “The Spirit of This Place” Opens on Friday, April 12, 2024 and is available through May 25, 2024. Immerse yourself as Phoenix takes you on a journey to Ireland, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Venice, Alaska, New Mexico and Florida Everglades with her Sacred Trees, Landscapes, Winged Life and National Parks Collections.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The Opening Reception is Free AND appreciates an RSVP. Did you know that Phoenix offers one-on-one photo and small group sessions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New   Solo  Exhibit   by   Phoenix

 

 

 

O p e n i n g     R ece p t i o n

 

 

 

Friday • April 12 • 6—8 PM

 

Exhibit runs April 12 through May 25, 2024

 

 

 For more information and to RSVP for the opening reception go to www.pompanobeacharts.org.

 

 

 

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

“Athena” by Phoenix

 

 

 

 

Pompano Beach Arts is honored to present “The Spirit of This Place,” a gorgeous photography exhibition that captures the soul of nature as seen through the eyes of internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix. These 40 images reflect her devotion to protecting the natural environment, sense of oneness with the light and soul of the land and its inhabitants and a reverence for wild places.

 

 

 

 

“Venice Lagoon” by Phoenix

 

 

 

“We are delighted to bring this stunning collection of beautiful images to our gallery,” said Ty Tabing, Director, Cultural Affairs Department. “Phoenix’ work is known for capturing the intersection of art and healing, transporting viewers to a place of peace and meditation.”  Phoenix, who only goes by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. A native Miamian and Broward County resident, Phoenix is known for her painterly approach in her photographs.

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue Night Over Ballybunion” by Phoenix

 

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an environmental photographer my goal is to capture the “it” moment, the “decisive moment” in nature, touching viewers deeply. Each photograph reflects the feelings I experience, arrested by the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature expressed by its light, colors, textures, structures and patterns. Ultimately, it is my intent to raise awareness of endangered and threatened habitats and species that we stand to lose in the natural world if we are not careful” .

 

 

 

“Flamingo 2” by Phoenix 

 

 

 

Her approach to photography and life is grounded in her philosophical belief that we are all one, and all interconnected. Her works have been honored in numerous juried exhibitions and showcased in 25 solo exhibitions, including Everglades National Park Gallery. Her photography has been featured in magazines and calendars worldwide and is found in more than 100 private collections internationally as well as corporate collections like the 22 pieces acquired by the Cleveland Clinic – Weston for the Women’s Center.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sweetpea” by Phoenix

 

 

 

“My love, my divine call to art, is to truthfully capture those moments when my soul is touched by the extraordinary wonder and beauty seen through my camera’s inner lens — from colorful bugs, smaller than a fingernail’s tip, to ever changing magnificent paintings presented every morning and night for humanity’s delight,” stated Phoenix.

 

 

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“Early Morning Fog” by Phoenix 

 

 

 

Stay in Contact with Phoenix

 

Join Phoenix’s monthly eNewsletter for her latest adventures in Nature and the Art World:

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About Phoenix

 

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 whose works are in more than 100 private and corporate collections worldwide. 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, including the Julia Cameron International Photography Contest, winning Best Landscape and Seascape Series. She was 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. Most recently, the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston, Florida acquired 22 large works by Phoenix for their permanent collection in the Women’s Center. Currently she is the serving her fourth term as president of the National League of American Pen Women . A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. www.PhotographsByPhoenix.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues, including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Presents 3 Day Workshop With Teresa Kirk “The Beauty Of The Mark” March 19 – 21, 2024 In Fort Lauderdale. Open To Non-Members

Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) Presents Teresa Kirk‘s “The Beauty of the Mark” with a 3 day workshop March 19 – 21, 2024.  This is Open to Non-Members so you can get a taste of what GCWS offers.  The workshop takes place at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  GCWS offers monthly meetings, October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  In addition, check out their Flea Market sale of New and used art supplies!  Proceeds support their Young at Art Museum Summer Workshops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3  Day  Workshop  With  Teresa  Kirk:

 

 

Open  To  Non-Members

 

 

Artserve

 

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

 

Students will do exercises that will help them to make their own unique marks as a surprise element for their work. 

 

 

 

Students will play with these ideas along with the possibilities that will open as they work transparently and with opaque paint in watercolor and gouache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Iris” by Teresa Kirk

 

 

 

What  you’ll  gain:

 

This workshop will engage your intuitive creativity.

 

Demos, group discussion and constructive critiques along with painting time are a part of this workshop. 

 

You will build upon that mark making process through negative painting, color mixing and design formats.

 

 

 

MEMBERS Register Now $350

NON-MEMBERs Register Now $395

 

 

Cancellation Policy

 

$50 cancellation fee

Cancel within 1 month no refund at all or: we will apply full monies to next available workshop in current year if one available.

 If there is a waitlist for a workshop and it can be filled, we will refund monies less $25.00 administration fee.

Owner of Seat in class can sell or transfer to another student

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

GCWS   offers:


Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An 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 group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

Like us on Facebook! 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place   Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

Walter O’Neill’s SOLO Exhibit, “Gardens Of Ceramic Delights” Opens At Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCa) On January 5, 2024. Add To Walter’s Creative Adventure By Adding Your Own Hands-On Clay Forms To His Unfinished Sculptures

Walter O’Neill‘s SOLO Exhibit, “Gardens of Ceramic Delights” at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCa) in Pompano Beach, FL will include hands-on participation during the Opening Reception on Friday, January 5, 2024.  What an opportunity to add to this master sculptor’s creations!  As the current ceramic artist-in-residence, Walter’s exhibit will be available through January 27, 2024.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

 

Friday, January 5, 2024

 

 

 

6 – 9 pm

 

 

 

At the Opening Reception, visitors are invited to participate in creating Walter’s sculpture.

 

 

 

A few sculptures on exhibit will be unfinished so that visitors can form something in clay and add it to the sculpture.

 

 

 

On exhibit January 5 to January 27, 2024 

 

 

 

Close-up of one of Walter O’Neill’s sculptures

 

 

When Walter O’Neill moved from New York City to South Florida in 2013 to become the Director of the Boca Museum Art School he decided to re-charge his own artistic practice by exploring a different medium. He now is a full-time clay sculptor. (He had been known as a painter with an expertise in fresco painting.)

 

 

 

“Appearance” by Walter O’Neill

 

 

As the current ceramic artist-in-residence at Bailey Contemporary Art, BaCA, in Pompano Beach he will be exhibiting his ceramic sculptures in a Solo exhibition in the West Gallery at Bailey Contemporary Art.  Walter’s abstract sculptures intermingle aspects of landscape and sea-life with forms that seem related to body organs.

 

 

Throughout his career Walter has juggled his studio art practice with day- jobs teaching, and managing alternative and community-based art programs. In this exhibit he is taking the opportunity to integrate his parallel pursuits as artist and educator by offering visitors to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

“Congree” Group of sculptures by Walter O’Neill

 

 

 

 

In 2023, he received an Artist Support Grant from Broward County Cultural Division to mount a two person exhibit of ceramics by O’Neill and Wayne Pelke at The Deerfield Beach Historical Society and Museum. Inspiring others to explore the beauty of ceramics, O’Neil teaches clay sculpture in the adult evening program at Northeast Community Art School in Oakland Park.

 

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

 

 

For more information about Walter O’Neill:

www.walteroneill.com

Follow on Instagram:@walteroneil2

Follow on Facebook: walter.oneill.14

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Michael J D’Amato’s Photography And Digital Art Dynamic Interpretations And 3D Photo Sculptures Are Featured At Plunge Beach Resort

Michael J D’Amato is a Photographer and Digital Artist who continually looks for new ways to edit what he sees and show us other possibilities! On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, his work will be featured at Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale by the Sea.  His award winning artwork has been part of international and national exhibits, bringing viewers a different eye to photography. The Rickie Report shares the details  and some sneak peeks of this Free Art Event and encourages you to meet the artist and hear what piques his interest and inspires him. RSVP is recommended!

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST     OPEN     HOUSE

MICHAEL   J   D’AMATO

 

WEDNESDAY,  DECEMBER 13, 2023

6  –  7:30  PM

Plunge Beach Resort

4660 El Mar Drive     Lauderdale By The Sea, FL   33308

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Extensive international travel over the past 10-plus years has afforded Michael one-of-a-kind moments when the uniqueness of a place and the right time of day align to present themselves to a watchful eye.  At the same time a good portion of his work centers around architecture (mostly black and white), using geometry and structure, light and shadow, long exposure, darkening filters and multipoint perspective to compel the viewer to examine iconic structures as majestic elements of a culture.

 

 

 

 

In 2021 he introduced a new twist to photography, 3D photo sculpture, where dimensionality is given to an architectural image by layering segments atop each other. As a largely self-taught artist, his unique perspective is apparent to the viewer. As a photographer he is the counterpart to the subject. When both are in sync, the art reveals itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And when you see, when you spend time looking, re-looking, scouting, waiting, surveilling and examining, that’s when you start feeling.  And feeling is interpreting too.

 

 

Some of the images reflect my feelings at the scene.  Less about accuracy, more about the impression I had. 

 

 

The black and white images start by removing the distraction of color and ask you to focus on the shape, volume, light, shadow, delicateness and grandeur of the subject.

 

 

The 3-D photo sculptures are the end result of extracting an element from a building or bridge and reimagining an entirely different entity —sometimes keeping the original features and sometimes extrapolating on those features and plowing new ground.

 

 

 

For more information about Michael’s photography:

www.michaeljdamato.com

561.504.5457

mdamato@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery Features “The Spirit Of This Place” Photography By Phoenix August 25 – September 30.

The Sunrise Civic Center Gallery features Photography by Phoenix with a new exhibit, “The Spirit of This Place”. It showcases works taken during her two artist residencies (Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and Great Smoky Mountains National Park) as well as from her Sacred Trees, Landscape, Winged Life, Venice, and National Parks Collections, including the Everglades. The public is invited to the Free Reception on Friday, August 25.  This exhibit is available through September 30, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE   OPENING   RECEPTION :

 

August 25, 2023

~ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

 

 

 

 Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, Florida 33351

 

 

EXHIBIT DATES: August 25 through September 30, 2023

Art Gallery Hours:


Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

 

 

 

“First Light” Everglades by Phoenix 

 

 

“With each image, it’s always my intent to raise awareness of endangered and threatened species and habitats that we stand to lose if we are not careful.”  ~Phoenix

 

 

 

 

This exhibition captures the soul of nature as seen through the eyes of internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix. Called a “legendary photographer” by art gallery curators and “intrepid” by collectors, her works are known for capturing the intersection of art and healing, transporting viewers to a place of peace and meditation. Phoenix’ photographic images reflect her devotion to protecting the natural environment, sense of oneness with the light and soul of the land and its inhabitants and a reverence for wild places. The exhibition showcases works taken during her two artist residencies – Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and Great Smoky Mountains National Park — as well as from her Sacred Trees, Landscape, Winged Life, Venice, and National Parks Collections, including the Everglades.

 

 

www.photographsbyphoenix.com 

 

 

 

“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.” ~Phoenix.

 

 

 

 

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 whose works are in more than 90 private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston, Florida which acquired 22 large works by Phoenix for their permanent collection in the Women’s Center. 

 

 

 

 

“Land of Blue Smoke” by Phoenix

 

 

 

Phoenix established a love of nature and the art of seeing as a child during family vacations to national parks when she stood next to her father who was taking photographs. Although, she taught film-making and photography early in her career she left them for some 20 years. Rising above several “dark nights of the soul” life experiences, she returned to her love of nature and photography in the digital age, developing an exceptional talent and passion to help protect nature and wildlife. And, she has been the beneficiary of the healing power of both.

 

 

 

“Rosie” by Phoenix

 

 

 

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, including the Julia Cameron International Photography Contest, winning Best Landscape and Seascape Series. She was appointed to the first Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Citizen Review Panel, Broward Cultural Division.

 

 

“Morning Fog” by Phoenix

 

 

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. Currently she is the serving her fourth term as president of the National League of American Pen Women. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When not traveling, she calls the Everglades her sanctuary studio.

 

 

 

 

www.photographsbyphoenix.com 

 

 

 

Stay in Contact with Phoenix 

Join Phoenix’s monthly eNewsletter for her latest adventures in Nature and the Art World: https://www.photographsbyphoenix.com/connect.html

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IG: https://www.instagram.com/phoenixspiritdiva

T: https://twitter.com/spiritdiva

YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrN6fTMKO8FqVqSmkGzBF1A

Read More and See More Art Works in the Show

 

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Buy Your Tickets Now For 17th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo’s Awards Ceremony Friday, April 14 And Get A Preview Of The Show. Buy General Admission Tickets For Quilt Show Saturday, April 15 And Sunday, April 16.

Judging is complete and all of the winners have been notified that their quilt has won “something” at the 17th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE). Now its time for YOU to reserve a spot at the Friday, April 14 Awards Ceremony and get a special preview!  Reserve your tickets for Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, when over 260 quilts will be displayed, activities include a basketwalk, raffles, 20+ vendors and 2 demo areas!  Tickets can be purchased at the door and there is Free Parking at the Charles F. Dodge Arena in Pembroke Pines. Eight Quilt Guilds combine their efforts to bring this to our area! Volunteers are needed during the show daysThe Rickie Report shares the details but no sneak peeks of the winners! 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOW     HOURS:

SATURDAY –   SUNDAY     10 am – 6 pm

 

 

 

Charles F. Dodge City Center

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

Located near Sawgrass Expressway, Florida Turnpike, and I95

 

 

Tickets are $10 for one day; $12 at the Door

   Purchase a 2 Day ticket for $20

  • Save $2 and purchase your tickets on-line – $10 for one day and $20 for 2 day

  • Your ticket will be at the on call desk at admissions – no physical ticket will be issued

  • Tickets purchase at the venue are $12 each day

View more than 260 quilts from around the South Florida area and many entries from out of state. Quilt displays include both Juried and Exhibit only quilts. Traditional, Modern and Art Quilts are on Display.

 

Group Rates are available (please email Chairman@browardquiltexpo.com)

All Sales are Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards   Ceremony   

Friday- April 14

 

 

 

 7 – 9 pm

 Charles F Dodge City Center

$15.00  Includes one drink (wine, soda, water, tea, coffee)

Cash bar for additional beverages.

Enjoy a private 1 hour showing of the Quilt Show.

 

 

Register here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New in 2023  Expanded Demonstration Area

 

 

 

 

 

Vendors as of publication time:

 

Martelli’s; Tops – Brother Machine Demo; June Colburn;

Elevate MD; Boozecruiser Planners; Kate Mitchell;

Kianga Art; Once Upon a Quilt

 

We will offer 2 areas on the show floor, with longer demos time slots Vendors that offer demos see a significant increase in booth sales.

Book early and get your choice of time slots.
Larger Booth 10″ x 10″

 

 

Promotions of demos starting one month prior of event leading up to show days.

 

 

Shopping is always a large part of the BQE experience, and we know you will want to join us for what is shaping up to be a landmark show for us! Vendor booths filled up fast in 2021 and we are expecting more demand for 2023.

Secure your spot or get more information call or email us today: Linda Esposito Vendors@browardquiltexpo.com   954-648-1921

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER

 

 

The Broward Quilt Expo is 100% volunteer quilt show of 8 sister guilds in the South Florida region. With over 200 quilts on display, awards ceremony, vendor booth, basket walk, charity raffles and 2 demonstration areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer for the show. It takes many hands to make it happen, Teenagers are welcome (with parents) to earn volunteer hours.

Volunteers needed for set-up, quilt collection, judging, admissions, white glove, basket walk and general help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Time To Drop Off Your Quilts At The Upcoming 17th Annual Broward Quilt Expo. Deadline Is Monday, March 6, 2023. Non-Members Are Welcome To Participate

The 17th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) Quilt Entry is Open to enter your quilts  (DEADLINE is MARCH 6) and this year’s Judge is Beverly Fine.  The Expo will feature 30+ vendors, 200+ quilts on exhibit, Workshops, Quilt Sales, and Demos.  DON’T MISS the “Get it Quilted Raffle ” for Hurricane Ian Relief!  Activities include free and ticketed events: Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 14; Workshops, Quilt Show and Marketplace Saturday and Sunday, April 15 – 16.   Eight Quilt Guilds combine their efforts to bring this to our area! Volunteers are needed during the show daysThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles F. Dodge City Center

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

Located near Sawgrass Expressway, Florida Turnpike, and I95

 

 

 

 

QUILT ENTRY

Enter your quilt to win cash prizes and ribbons.

Quilt Entry is currently open  –

 Closes on March 6 at midnight EST.

 

Entry is open to all members of the participating guilds

and non-guild members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission   Ticket

 

View more than 200 quilts from around the South Florida area and many entries from out of state. Quilt displays include both Juried and Exhibit only quilts. Traditional, Modern and Art Quilts are on Display.

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are $10 daily    Purchase a 2 Day ticket for $20

Group Rates are available (please email Chairman@browardquiltexpo.com)

All Sales are Final

 

 

 

 

 

Get it Quilted” Raffle

 

 

Each ticket has two chances to win. Drawing Feb. 15, 2023. Winners get their quilt tops quilted at the show. Any size up to Queen. You pick the overall pattern and the thread. 50% of proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Ian Relief. License CH34056.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Raffle Tickets and Details Here

 

 

Awards   Ceremony   

Friday- April 14

 

 

 

 7 – 9 pm

 Charles F Dodge City Center

$15.00  Includes one drink (wine, soda, water, tea, coffee)

Cash bar for additional beverages.

Enjoy a private 1 hour showing of the Quilt Show.

 

 

Register here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New in 2023  Expanded Demonstration Area

 

 

 

 

 

Vendors as of publication time:

 

Martelli’s; Tops – Brother Machine Demo; June Colburn;

Elevate MD; Boozecruiser Planners; Kate Mitchell;

Kianga Art; Once Upon a Quilt

 

We will offer 2 areas on the show floor, with longer demos time slots Vendors that offer demos see a significant increase in booth sales.

Book early and get your choice of time slots.
Larger Booth 10″ x 10″

 

 

Promotions of demos starting one month prior of event leading up to show days.

 

 

Shopping is always a large part of the BQE experience, and we know you will want to join us for what is shaping up to be a landmark show for us! Vendor booths filled up fast in 2021 and we are expecting more demand for 2023.

Secure your spot or get more information call or email us today: Linda Esposito Vendors@browardquiltexpo.com   954-648-1921

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER

 

 

The Broward Quilt Expo is 100% volunteer quilt show of 8 sister guilds in the South Florida region. With over 200 quilts on display, awards ceremony, vendor booth, basket walk, charity raffles and 2 demonstration areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer for the show. It takes many hands to make it happen, Teenagers are welcome (with parents) to earn volunteer hours.

Volunteers needed for set-up, quilt collection, judging, admissions, white glove, basket walk and general help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Two Calls For Artists And Public Receptions

All watermedia artists are eligible to enter the Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s two upcoming exhibits, “Art on Fire” at the Coral Springs Museum Lobby and “ Wet Paint-Just Add Water” at the City of Sunrise Civic Center Gallery. GCWS is offering large cash prizes.  GCWS now allows gallery wrapped canvas and all paintings not protected by plexi or glass to be varnished.  Receptions are Free and Open to the Public on November 9 and November 17, 2022.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some views of previous exhibitors.  

 

 

 

 

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“Art on Fire”  

The Coral Springs Museum Lobby

Judged by Pat Dews    

OPENING  RECEPTION:  

Wednesday, November 9, 2022      3  –  5  PM

 

 

DEADLINE  TO ENTER:   OCTOBER 24, 2022

INTAKE:   NOVEMBER 1, 2022

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855A Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, FL 33065

Open:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

954-340-5000

“Art on Fire” runs November 1  – 30th

 

 

New this season!!!

We now allow:  

Gallery  wrapped canvas (no staples showing),  wood or canvas panels and cradled board.  Wood or canvas flat panels must be framed.  All paintings not protected by plexi or glass can now be varnished.

 

 

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 “Wet Paint – Just Add Water”  

City of Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

Judged by Eydi Lampasona Myers

 

 

 

AWARDS  RECEPTION:  

 

Thursday, November 17th     6 – 7  PM

Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

Takes place November 14th through January 9, 2023

 

 

DEADLINE  TO ENTER:  November 10, 2022

 

INTAKE:November 14, 2022

 

 

 

 

G  C  W  S       Presents:

Representative   art   from   previous   exhibits

 

 

 

About the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.

 

 

GCWS   offers:


Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An 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 group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

 

 

 

Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

 

 

 

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Be Joyful And Experience “A Safari For The Soul” At Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts In Dania Beach Now Through End Of December

“Jabula” means “to be joyful” in Zulu. And joy is what the Wiener Museum of Decorative Art (WMODA) gives to every visitor!  The Ardmore Design team continues to reimagine motifs from their iconic ceramic art to transform our living spaces with the beauty of the natural world rooted in African style and culture.  Visionary, Arthur Wiener shares his passion for the creative arts by supporting local communities of artists and their environments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the newest WMODA Exhibit, “A Safari for the Soul” available now through December 31, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

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481 S. Federal Highway    Dania Beach, FL 3300

954-376-6690   http://wmoda.com

 

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday thru Saturday  10 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

A   Safari   for   the   Soul

 

 

 

Be inspired by the Ardmore works of art

and the words of wisdom

from Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, who

said  “I am the captain of my soul.”

 

 

 

 

Step into A Safari for the Soul to experience the wild and wonderful world of Ardmore Ceramic Art. Imagine yourself as an intrepid explorer traveling through the magnificent mountains and grassy savannas of South Africa to visit the Ardmore community of ceramic artists. Our destination is KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa which means “children of heaven” in the Zulu language. The Ardmore studio was founded in 1985 by Fée Halsted who began teaching local people how to create unique ceramic art. The fame of the developing studio spread internationally as collectors discovered the wit and whimsy of Ardmore ceramics which can be experienced in the WMODA Safari for the Soul gallery. Ardmore began experimenting with fabric design in 2010 and launched the Qalakabusha sofa, meaning “new beginnings”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each Ardmore piece is unique, a one-of-a-kind work of art which typically involves a thrower, a sculptor, and a painter. The studio is full of talented men and women who create dynamic and diverse imagery, ranging from lyrical foliate forms inspired by Africa’s flora and fauna to intricate patterns reminiscent of Zulu beadwork and basket weaving. Over the years, sons and daughters have joined their mothers, fathers, aunts, and uncles at Ardmore to create new family traditions in this remote region of South Africa. They collaborate in the spirit of Ubuntu, meaning “we are because of others”.

 

 

Wearable Art

 

 

 

Ardmore Sabie Kings Flame Scarf

 

 

 

 

The success of Ardmore’s fantastical furniture and fabrics heralded an exciting new design direction for the ceramic art studio. The new Ardmore Design Studio gained international recognition in 2013 following their collaboration with Hermès, the luxury French brand. Talented Ardmore artists, including Sidney Nyabeze and Abel Mohloakoana, worked under the guidance of Fèe’s eldest daughter, Catherine Berning, to create a stunning range of silk scarves. Ardmore’s latest sensational silk art collection featuring the Sabie Kings is now produced under their own brand.

 

 

Environment and Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ardmore Studio helps create awareness of the plight of endangered animals in Africa and the need to protect the environment. Their initiatives to address issues such as ivory poaching, illegal hunting and trafficking are represented in sensitive studies of rhinos, elephants, leopards, and pangolins. One of Ardmore’s most magnificent sculptures symbolizes sustainability and portrays Nelson Mandela on the summit. Abundance was produced for the 2011 Climate Change Conference in Durban and now has pride of place at WMODA thanks to Arthur Wiener. Arthur has been collecting Ardmore avidly for over ten years and he is glad that his purchases help support vulnerable communities in South Africa.  One of the most impressive masterworks is Somandla Ntshalintshali’s symbolic vessel, created with Fée’s creative guidance, which is currently on exhibition in South Africa. The crocodile at the base represents ancient spirits and evolves into a pangolin, symbolizing sanctuary. The secretary bird emerges victorious over perilous times holding in its talons snakes and a bat which represent the COVID-19 virus.

 

 

 

Pottery to Pillows to Poufs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ardmore’s graphic designers have also translated the studio’s lush patterns of African fauna and flora into a vibrant range of furnishing fabrics and pillow designs in luxurious silk, velvet, and cotton, as well as outdoor fabrics for the Solaris collection. Interior designers can create their own safari adventures with curtains and furniture, or they can choose from the stunning love seats, benches, and poufs in the Sabie collection sold at the WMODA shop.

 

Entertaining with Ardmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ardmore tabletop collection features tablecloths, runners, and napkins for formal dining as well as tea towels, melamine place mats, and coasters for casual entertaining. The latest Sabie collection of textiles was inspired by Fèe Halsted’s vacation in the Kruger National Park where the bush is lush, thick with foliage and abundant in wildlife. Fèe described her magical trip as a “never-ending tapestry of camouflaged beasts, where light, sound, movement and color shift and change”. Her fertile imagination resulted in three designs namely Sabie Forest, Camp Critters and King Cheetah which are available to order in several styles and colors through the WMODA museum shop. All sales benefit the educational programs at WMODA which is a 501c3 not-for-profit museum.

 

 

 

WMODA is a non-profit museum founded in 2014 by Arthur Wiener and his family to inspire appreciation and understanding of ceramics and glass as art forms. This remarkable legacy enables us to celebrate an important aspect of our cultural heritage in an exciting and enjoyable environment.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events at WMODA:

Contact:

Louise Irvine louise@wmoda.com

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

481 S. Federal Highway   Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-376-6690

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Susan S. Buzzi Examines Relationship Violence In Groundbreaking “This Is How I Feel” Exhibit At Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery As Part Of Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division

Susan S. Buzzi has received an Individual Artist Grant through the Broward County Cultural Division for her photo documentary , “This is How I Feel”.  A former law enforcement officer, certified coach practitioner and educator, Susan explores the necessary and difficult domestic violence and abuse issues in ALL relationships.  The exhibit opens on September 16 and runs thru October 22, 2022.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception and short lecture on Sunday, September 18, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some of Susan’s insightful artwork and resources. PLEASE NOTE:  Images are suitable for the general public and are accompanied by informative texts.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Gallery

10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.   Sunrise, FL  33351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022    3 pm

Exhibit runs September 16 – October 22, 2022

For more information and hours:  954.747.4646  

 

 

 

 

“This is How I Feel” focuses on issues of sexual abuse and assault as well as domestic violence.  Along with the widespread impact of the Covid-19 crises, statistics have alarmingly increased and the dialogue has become critical. 

 

 

 

 

Susan Buzzi tells The Rickie Report, “My main objective with this photo documentary is of course, to bring awareness, given my careers in law enforcement, education, counseling and longtime advocacy; however, to deliver the message visually and promote it through the arts – this is the challenge and my distinct honor.  And, every so often, I have the extraordinary opportunity to bring the voices to the surface for everyone to hear.  I’ve provided the facts – the alarming statistics (which are underrepresented due to not originating as domestic-related calls and those that are simply not reported at all) – and I’ve also outlined the warning signs, scenarios, and life-saving contacts. Indeed, I am grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for their support of this project and to the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery for hosting the exhibition”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an arts educator and coach practitioner working with victims of crime, Susan often uses expressive therapies to overcome adversity and to build confidence and trust.  “For this exhibit, I chose the traditional photography format at the onset of my shoots; developed the film by hand in the darkroom; and later often combined digital manipulation in order to distort identities and locations.  With these techniques, I am able to preserve the basic photographic process of capturing specific moments prior to the shutter trip and then create new layers to enhance and extend the imagery.”

 

 

“Trapped” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

The actual process of healing through art while addressing the metaphors for the unspeakable and raising awareness, has also become a valuable vehicle and extraordinary opportunity for recovery and social change.  This presentation is dedicated to ALL victims, survivors and their families.  Susan shares, ” Each of these individuals have overcome great suffering, pain, darkness, and disappointment….and now have transitioned to healthier and safer places.  I want to remind them that you are stronger than you know!  I am most grateful to the Broward Cultural Division for support of this important project and to the Sunrise City Center Gallery for welcoming this exhibit. By doing so, you contribute to the social consciousness of our communities.”

 

 

 

These are uncomfortable, yet necessary conversations taking place across the country.  We ALL must learn the warning signs to be observant and vigilant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Violence is commonly perpetrated by men against women; however, females have also been known to exhibit violent behavior against their male partners.  Approximately five percent of males are killed by their intimate partners.  Each year, approximately 500,000 women are physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner compared to 100,000 men. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, statistics show 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and 1 in 4 men (28.5%) will experience rape, physical violence or stalking in their lifetime.

 

 

 

Rape is primarily perpetrated by men, while women engage in other forms of violence against men. 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men. When considering male same sex relationships, studies show approximately 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence.

 

 

 

“Second Thoughts” by Susan S. Buzzi

 

 

Domestic violence and abuse affects our children, teens, elders, both males and females, and our LGBTQIA+ communities.  When counseling victims of crime, assault, stalking and survivors of abuse, I incorporate expressive therapies which often include reflective writing and art programming.  These methods, when combined with traditional treatment, have become invaluable for rehabilitation; they provide a comfortable approach as they relieve anxiety, depression and stress; rebuilds confidence and self-image; calms fears; and encourages the expression of feelings.

 

 

 

Susan sees herself as a social barometer with the goal to achieve “a consciousness” for the viewer. She says, “I think of art as a powerful tool with the potential to heal, protect, inspire, motivate, reveal, and impassion us all. Opening the imagination and encouraging it to soar creates avenues for participation; and surely, strengthening participation leads to commitment in everything we do”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBTQIA+ individuals are found to be far more vulnerable and at risk to domestic violence and abuse than those engaged in heterosexual relationships. Reasons often include lack of reporting incidents and skewed statistics; fear of retaliation from their partner; judgement; and embarrassment in the community. Most recent statistics show that 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/ or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime; as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.  (Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2020)

 

 

“As an artist and educator, I feel it is my responsibility to create meaningful dialogue in what I do, and always to provide integrity and authenticity. The opportunity to strive to preserve our humanity, conquer adversity, and foster an appreciation and understanding for, and through the arts, is my privilege”.  Buzzi will also be presenting work to the Broward Commission in October and accepting a Proclamation for National Domestic Violence Month as a member of the Broward Commission on the Status of Women.

 

Additional services, including alternative medicine and holistic approaches/treatments, need to be made more available for everyone – without stigma or shame –  to ensure safe transitions and referrals for shelter and medical and legal services.  It must be a unified approach: combining education, wellness and healthcare, the law and social services, and most importantly, our communities that will begin the process of healing ….

 

 

In September of 2021, Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act which launched this past July in Broward County.  “988” is now available to those in crisis or experiencing emotional distress for intervention and assistance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit contact Sunrise Center Theatre Box Office   954.747.4646

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986