Mark Stall Is Featured Fine Art Photographer At Kling Gallery In Stuart For Month Of August. Public Is Invited To Opening Reception August 1.

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of August’s Featured Guest Artist, Mark Stall.  Mark is new to the area and while he says he an emerging artist, all signs are clear that his lens is quite focused!  His photography brings a sense of mystery to rowboat close-ups and sailboats in the in the mist. We love his capture of colorful images!  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, August 1.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET   MARK   STALL

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, August 1st

5 – 7:00  PM  

Artist Talk During Reception

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

Fine Art Photographer, Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

Mark Stall tells The Rickie Report, “I started my fine art photography career in 2002 using high-end digital cameras, video cameras, and my iPhone, which is always close by. I love the freedom that digital offers. I use the computer and apps to enrich my images and give them new identities. My distinctive work has won many top awards at leading juried contests in Wisconsin, including the Hidden River Art Festival Eddy Award (2012), several Cedarburg Art Museum (2014, 2015, 2016) Ozaukee Annual Juried Exhibition (2016) and The Milwaukee Intercontinental Hotel (2016)”.  

 

“Foggy Sunset” ©by Mark Stall

 

 

 

Mark first picked up a camera at age 11 in 1968, using traditional photographic film and darkroom processes. His passion for photography was ignited! Mark owned and operated Pro Studio Supply for photographers since 1988 and continues his fine art career in Martin County.

 

“Sunrise At Refuge” ©by Mark Stall

 

 

Mark shares, “My passion is composition in architecture, everything nautical and in nature. Every day I capture images and experiment with post-processing to create vibrant and compelling statements about the world around me. With the computer, I give a single photograph many lives, shifting focus, changing colors and making it tell a completely new story”. He is a member of the Martin Artisan’s Guild & the Palm Beach Photo Center.

 

“Round Lake Rowboat”© by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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Reminders: Four Calls To Artists For Local, National, International Shows. More Calls To Artists To Come Soon!

The Rickie Report shares reminders for four Calls to Artists of juried art exhibits, including international, national , and local entries.  Please share with other artists, and arts organizations. These are all opportunities to promote your creativity!  Stay tuned, as we announce new Calls to Artists over the next few weeks!

 

REMINDERS:    FOUR   CALLS  TO  ARTISTS

  DEADLINES APPROACHING!

 

 

Martin County Arts Council’s 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

Entry Deadline – July 31, 2019

All Florida artists in all media are invited to APPLY NOW on CaFE for the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show held at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries in downtown Stuart, Florida.  Selected works will be exhibited from October 18 through December 19, 2019.  Hurry and don’t miss this opportunity to submit your artwork!

 

 

 

Artists & Charities Hand In Hand

 

Entry Deadline – September 15

Fine Art Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. A weekend’s worth of fine art that includes: jewelry, photography, paintings, mixed media, and sculptures represented by some of the best fine artists in South Florida. November 2 & 3rd, 2019

Experience the scope of their genres and meet and chat with the artists.themselves. 20% of all sales are donated to our participating charities –A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation , The Armory Art Center, andPeggy Adams Animal Rescue League

CALL FOR ARTISTS   https://bit.ly/2Y8dZ8S

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes

 

Entry Deadline – September 30

We are a team of art and photography lovers who believe that art, in all its forms, can reach people all over the globe and win hearts and minds for the cause of preserving all forms of life and the environment. To this end we organize exhibitions, contests and other events to focus attention on all that is ENDANGERED in our world.

We believe that reaching out to Young Artists and encouraging them to express their concerns for the environment and endangered species through art is important if we are to safeguard the future of our planet.

Click on the link to submit your fine art or photography!

Any questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

1st    Annual    Art    Show    in    The    Gardens

 

 

Entry Deadline –  November 1

 

Join the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for their first annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Applications are due by November 1, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to Artists. What a fabulous setting to see your creative artwork!!  Please note: Non-Profit Art Societies and/or Informational Resource Tables will be available at this event for a low fee. What a fabulous way to network with the community!!

 

You may also download and print the Artist Application, including the Complete Guidelines and Exhibitor Rules & Regulations by clicking HERE ​

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists

 CLICK BELOW FOR APPLICATION:

29th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show

 

 

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

 

 

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

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2019

 

 

 

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

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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The Gilt Complex Offers Free Art Talk On May 16. Learn About Framing, Art Restoration, Conservation Services. See Diverse Mat And Frame Selections Beyond Your Expectations!

Artists, students, and art enthusiasts are invited to an Art Talk: “Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art” on Thursday, May 16 at The Gilt Complex.  This free event includes a prize drawing and will cover topics such as affordable framing options, tips on protecting and storing your art, styles & trends in displaying art, and photography frames that have a WOW impact!  The Gilt Complex will offer an Art Talk each third Thursday of the month.  We interview Duncan Hurd about this intriguing art resourceThe Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

608 Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL  34944

772.463.0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 

 

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

 

 

Art Talk:

“Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art”

 

 

Thursday, May 16

5:30  –  8  pm

 

 

Free admission          Free parking

Free refreshments         Free prize drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rickie Report knows that art is all around us – and we just have to stop and notice!  I was checking out what was happening along Colorado Avenue, known as the “artbeart” of Stuart,  and came across a frame shop called The Gilt Complex. Intrigued, I went inside and had a fascinating conversation with Duncan Hurd, the owner.

 

 

TRR:  So, what’s with the name?

Duncan: 

Our business was founded by a gilder and art restorer in New Jersey in 1982. He has a great sense of humor and rather than call his business something like “Ye Olde Frame Shop,” he decided to have a little fun and call it “The Gilt Complex.” We took over after he retired a couple years ago, and we just love the quirkiness of the name. If nothing else, it’s a conversation starter.

 

 

An example of art restoration: You can see the more vibrant colors (left side) after this piece of artwork has been cleaned.

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers more about your business.

Duncan: 

The Gilt Complex is a custom framing and art restoration business.  We frame everything from original art painted by the masters to your child’s masterpiece. In our restoration service, we mostly remove dirt and blemishes from the painting’s surface and repair minor damage.  Although we have been known to reline and restore significantly damaged historical works of art. 

 

 

 

TRR:  I’m in love with all your frames!

Duncan: 

Thanks.  We have what we consider to be one of the most diverse collections of frames in the area.  From historical reproduction 22-karat gold leaf finished corner frames to modern unfinished corner frames.  In order to avoid mass confusion, we organize our samples by style, with room between each frame so you can distinguish one from the other.  We have traditional, ornate gold and silver, wood veneer, contemporary and eclectic, and rustic styles, among others.  We even have a bright and colorful Coastal Collection.  

 

 

The thin black liner inside the mat opening on “Blue footed Boobies” by Katie Gianni, heightens the space and distinction between the artwork and the matting. It gives the eye a space to rest and appreciate the artwork, without being too crowded.  This frame further intensifies the feather of the subject matter, while the frame’s corners capture the look of webbed feet.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What’s unique about your business?  What sets you apart?

Duncan: 

Three words: selection, service and smiles!  We have well over 2,000 frame samples in our showroom.  Beyond that, we will never compromise on quality.  We only use acid-free mats and papers, and all our glass is UV protected.  We are very careful about how we handle your art, and we take the time to fit your frame the right way.  That doesn’t mean that everything we do is expensive.  Quite the contrary.  We’re happy to work within any budget, but the quality of our work will be consistent no matter what you pay.  

TRR:  And smiles?

Duncan: 

We have a lot of fun doing what we do.  Our customers often comment about what a happy place this is.  It’s much more rewarding to establish relationships than to squeeze every nickel out of every sale.  So, we talk to you and laugh with you.  Life is too short not to enjoy what you do, and we like to share the fun we have doing it.  Thus, the smiles!

 

 

The dark mat took attention away from the art itself and the orange-toned frame was a distraction.

Now, the artwork is the main focus, bringing the blue from the art piece into the mat lining.  Look at how much brighter this piece seems!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Who else works with you?

Duncan: 

My wife Pam is an engineer and she does everything in our workshop.  She operates our computerized mat cutter, cuts the glass, assembles the frames and puts it all together.  What I love about her approach is that she spends as much time on all the little things you will never see as she does on what’s in front of you.  Katie Gianni is an accomplished artist who brings that level of creativity to designing the ideal frame for your art, whether it’s an original or a print.  Finding the perfect marriage between the art and the frame is what Katie and I most enjoy.  

 

 

TRR:  You said you’ve been around since 1982, but I didn’t even know you were here.

Duncan: 

For about a dozen years we were tucked away in a strip mall on South Dixie Highway near Port Salerno.  Last year in February we moved the store to Colorado Avenue.  We love, love, love being in downtown Stuart in what is rapidly becoming known as the arts and entertainment district.  Someone recently called it “the artbeat of Stuart.”  More and more people are finding us every day due to our more centralized location.  Just like you did!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  How else can people find you?

Duncan: 

Probably the best place is through the internet.  Our website tells our story pretty well at TheGiltComplex.com.  We are a big supporter of the Arts Council of Martin County and you can see our ad in their magazine, as well as in the Lyric Theatre’s magazine.  One of the great rewards of owning a small business is becoming an integral part of the community.  In addition to the Arts Council, we are active members of the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce.  It’s hard to go anywhere without recognizing someone, and we think that’s wonderful.  

Note the red line incised around the middle of the frame and how this accentuates the outlines in the artwork.  This and the color of the frame itself offer subtle touches that enhance the artwork. 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What framing advice can you offer our readers?

Duncan: 

An expression I often repeat when choosing a frame is, “What does the art want?”  In other words, what frame will best compliment the art and draw your attention to the painting or print?  The advantage of custom framing is having many options available to you – not only the frames, but also mats, liners and all the other components that go into creating beautiful artwork.  You can almost always find something appropriate within your budget.  But if your decision is driven by price alone, you may not even give yourself the opportunity to consider the best design solution.  

 

 

TRR:  Do you have any concluding thoughts?

Duncan: 

If you surround yourself with art, every day will be filled with joy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

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

 

 

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S :

 

Marvin S Cone 33rd Annual High School Juried Art Show

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 Awards   Reception   &   Meet   The   Artists

 Thursday, May 2

5:30 – 7  pm

 

 

Exhibit Is Available Now through May 23, 2019

 

 

 

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

 

Gallery View

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Gallery View

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

For more information:

Call 772-287-6676

or

Visit MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kling Gallery Wine & Decor Features Patrice Scott. Public Invited To Free Reception On May 2

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of May’s Featured Guest Artist, Patrice Scott.  Patrice chooses pastels for their pure pigment, immediacy, and tactile nature, as they give her paintings a more intimate connection.  Her fascination with “Old Florida” not only preserves our history, but allows for the continuation of the story!  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, May 2.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wonderful wine boutique and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET   PATRICE  SCOTT

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, May 2

5 – 7:30  PM  

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

“Self Portrait On the Indian River” by Patrice Scott

 

 

Patrice Scott tells The Rickie Report, “I draw and paint from life, be it figure, still life or, most favored, landscape. My paintings are an extension of my seeing but broadly interpreted and from a vantage point enriched by those artists who came before me. To them I owe a debt. Seeing their work, as a young student, I felt a kinship and a shared passion that set me on a path toward expressing my own vision of the world around me”.

 

 

 

 

Her art education laid the groundwork for forming that expression, and influencing artists such as Van Gogh, Hopper and Hockney taught Patrice how to interpret what she sees. “But ultimately, it is the act of painting that has developed my own language of expression. Each attempt in a new direction, filled with discovery.That continually renewing journey drives the desire in me to paint”.

 

 

“Garage Cafe, Micanopy” by Patrice Scott

 

 Patrice continues, “I find the hot, bright colors of South Florida a palette suited to the use of pastels in particular, and my transition from oil painting a few years ago a natural one, as I ventured outdoors more often. The pure pigment, and their immediacy and tactile nature allows a more intimate connection”.         

 

 

Most recently, Patrice’s landscapes often feature the lonely, abandoned (and rapidly disappearing) buildings of ‘old Florida’. A push back at all that is shiny and new in this part of the world and further expression of the singularity of the act of painting. She says, ” I find similar subject matter wherever I travel, throughout Florida, North Carolina, and along the Maine coast, a particular favorite. I seek to connect with and translate these landscapes that I love”.

 

 

Always drawn to art, Patrice Scott began pursuing her formal education as a teenager at the Cleveland Museum of Art, copying the Van Goghs and Rubens, and the Cleveland Institute of Art, drawing the figure. She earned her degree in studio art and art history at the University of Miami in 1971.

 

 

“Groveco” by Patrice Scott

 

 

After assisting a gallery owner on Cape Cod and running a sketch walk at Cape Cod National Seashore, Patrice opened and maintained her own gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine. She designed a line of jewelry that was sold throughout the country and was featured at Disney’s Fine Art Show in 1978.

 

 

 

“Sea King and Little Pearl” by Patrice Scott

 

 

A return to South Florida over 30 years ago marked a return to painting as well. Today she works both in her studio and outdoors for plein air landscapes, drawing and painting in charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, and oil on canvas.  Patrice organized and ran a figure drawing group, known as “LifeDraw”, for many years, bringing it eventually to the Elliott Museum where it continues today. She exhibits and sells her award-winning artwork in juried shows, galleries and other art venues in Florida and throughout the country, and regularly donates her work and expertise to a number of charities and institutions.

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Presents “Spring Into Arts At The Barn” Pop Up Exhibit Saturday, April 13. Free Admission And Parking

The Martin Artisans Guild presents “Spring Into Arts At The Barn”.  This Pop-up exhibit will be held at the Red Barn Furniture Store and Gallery in Stuart on Saturday, April 13.  Twenty artists will showcase and sell their paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and fiber arts.  There is plenty of free parking and admission is free. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

SPRING   INTO   ARTS   AT   THE   BARN

 

A    POP-UP    EXHIBIT

 

Saturday, April 13

10 – 5

Red Barn Furniture & Gallery

513 SE Monterey Road     Stuart, FL

Free admission and Parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

 

 

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Decorate Venetian Masks To Celebrate 40 Years Of Service By Arts Council Of Martin County. Save February 1, 2020 For “Carnivale Di mARTin – A Masquerade”. Support Arts Council Programs And Development Of A New Cultural Center In Stuart

Neil Capozzi at Stuart Art Supply and Artist’s Nook Studio, is ready to celebrate 40 years of the Martin Arts Council support of the arts and cultural scene! This fete is February 1, 2020, so it’s time to prepare by decorating a Venetian mask. Don’t wait – call Neil to reserve a mask! They’re due back by October 1, allowing snowbirds and locals time to explore your creativity!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at some masks that have already been returned!  The masks will be auctioned off at the “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”, with proceeds being used for Arts Councils programs including the development of a new cultural center in Stuart! We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Capozzi tells The Rickie Report, “As you know, the arts are an important part of this community and I strive to be active member in providing a quality experience in art materials, art education and community involvement.  I’m offering another opportunity for artists to showcase their talents this year. The Arts Council is having a milestone anniversary in 2020. We will be celebrating 40 years of supporting the arts in Martin County. We will be kicking off the year long celebration with a gala. The theme of the gala is “Carnevale di mARTin – A Masquerade”. The gala is Saturday, February 1st 2020.  I am asking all artists to participate in this event by painting a Venetian Mask and I will be collecting them and donating them to the Arts Council. Our goal is to sell them to the attendees of the gala. Blank masks are available from Stuart Art Supply for you to explore your creativity”.

 

 

 

 

Our 1st Masks have been completed.

 

 

 

Neil explains, “The mask painting project has been well received and I have over 40 out being painted at the moment. Since I need the masks back by October 1 there is still an opportunity for our “snowbirds” to participate. You just need to send them back by October 1st. The sooner I get them back the sooner we can begin promoting the 2020 Gala.  The masks can represent the style of the artist or the traditional venetian festival. It’s up to you, the artist”. 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Art Supply has several blanks to choose from. Neil will be ordering more as we gather the masks for this event in February 2020

 

 

 

 

Venetian Mask History:  The graceful, rounded half-mask of the Colombina mask express the enchanting femininity the Commedia dell’Arte figure of the same name radiates when she steps across the stage. Colombina means “little dove,” but with their sweeping form, splendid colors, and elaborate ornament, our Colombina masks can help you become a “bird of paradise!”

 

 

 

 

 

Venetian masks have a long history of protecting their wearer’s identity. Made for centuries in Venice, these distinctive masks were made out of papier-mache and wildly decorated with fur, fabrics, gem and feathers. Eventually, Venetian masks emerged as the emblem of Carnevale a pageant and street fair celebrating hedonism. Additionally, the masks served an important social purpose of keeping every citizen on an equal playing field. Masked, a servant could be mistaken for a nobleman—or vice versa. State inquisitors and spies could question citizens without fear of their true identity being discovered and citizens could answer without fear of retribution. The morale of the people was maintained through the use of masks—for with no faces, everyone had voices.

 

 

Mask wearing became forbidden in 1797, so the venetian masks, along with the carnival masks and masquerade ball masks vanished completely. This continued until the early ’80s, when a group of venetian architecture students began to revive this ancient and long tradition. Since then, the carnival of Venice has turned to be again one of the most important and most beautiful in the world.

 

 

 

SAVE  THE  DATES:

APRIL 5  &  6

SPRING  CLEANING  DAYS

9  am- 5pm

 

 

 

 

NOW THAT THE WINTER SEASON IS COMING TO A CLOSE COME IN AND CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE.

 

 

 

WE’LL HAVE ROCK BOTTOM PRICES ON PAPER, CANVAS, BRUSHES, AND PAINTS.

 

 

ITEMS FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS

 

 

 

Check Out The Classes/Workshops  Here:

For more information about art supplies, art classes, or the opportunity to conduct art classes:

 

Stuart Art Supply  & Artists’ Nook Studio

43 SE Kindred Street  Stuart, FL 34990

http://www.stuartartsupply.com

772.220.4500

n.capozzi@stuartartsupply.com

MONDAY – FRIDAY  10 AM – 5 PM

SATURDAY  10 AM – 3 PM

 

 

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

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living Presents Indoor Art Sale And Show On Saturday March 30. Free Admission And Parking. Indoor Event With Kids Zone

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living in Palm City invites the public to a Free, Indoor Art Sale and Show on Saturday, March 30.  Over 80 professional artists who call this area “home”, will be selling Whimsical Décor, oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry, yard art, woodworking, and much more! Children can enjoy the KIDS ZONE and author, Lois McGuire will be reading “Don’t be That Kid!“. You can vote for your favorite artists and support Helping People Succeed, as 10% of sales goes to meet their mission.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details:

 

Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

Visit:  SandhillCove.com/events

 

For more information about: Helping People Succeed

 

 www.hpsfl.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Elliott Museum Presents 23rd Annual Classics At The Beach Car Show March 23

Classics at the Beach, now in its 23rd year, is the Elliott Museum’s biggest fundraising event of the year, featuring nearly 100 rare, antique, classic, luxury, sport, and other vehicles from all over Florida.  This year, the featured marques are Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi, although other cars of all years, makes, and models will be shown.  Vote for your favorites for the People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice Awards and see the judges’ picks drive down the red carpet to claim their prizes.  Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars is showing in the gallery through March 31, so attendees have an opportunity to see the race cars as well as the vehicles in the permanent collection.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  825 NE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL. 

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm 

 772-225-1961     ElliottMuseum.org 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum Presents the 23rd Annual Classics at the Beach Car Show March 23rd

 

 

Pre-Car Show Benefit Reception 

Friday, March 22   6-8 pm

$60 per person

 

 

Infiniti Stuart and Audi Stuart will kick things off with a Pre-Car Show Benefit Reception on Friday, March 22 from 6-8 pm.  Live music, dancing, silent auction, open bar, and a variety of finger foods will highlight the evening. Mix and mingle with other car aficionados and Car Show participants showing off their rides. Admission to this Pre-Car Show Benefit Reception is $60 per person and will benefit the Elliott Museum. RSVP: https://elliottmuseum.org or call 772.225.1961.

 

 

 

 

 

Classics at the Beach

Saturday, March 23      10 am – 3 pm

Awards Presentation 2:30 pm

 

 

 

Classics at the Beach, now in its 23rd year, is the Elliott’s biggest fundraising event of the year, featuring nearly 100 rare, antique, classic, luxury, sports, and other vehicles from all over Florida.  This year, the featured marques are Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi, although cars of all years, makes, and models will be shown.  Vote for your favorites for the People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice Awards and see the judges’ picks drive down the red carpet to claim their prizes.  Classics at the Beach runs from 10 am – 3 pm, with the Awards Presentation at about 2:30 pm.  

 

 

 

 

 

Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars is showing in the gallery through March 31st, so attendees to Classics at the Beach on Saturday, March 23rd, will also have an opportunity to see the race cars as well as the vehicles in our permanent collection.  The Elliott boasts one of the largest collections of Model AA work and commercial vehicles around. 

 

 

 

 

Little Black Dress” (1956 Corvette) Acrylic on canvas by John E. Schaeffer

 

 

All attendees (including Members) pay regular admission to the Car Show and we do not honor any coupons or discounts during this fundraiser.  Admission to the Car Show also includes the Museum.  This year our Museum Members will be invited to enjoy the Elliott’s Pit Crew VIP Lounge set up in our art studio from 11 am – 2:30 pm.  This Members-Only Lounge in the Museum will offer complimentary munchies and a cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks, and water.  VIP Kids will enjoy coloring pages with a few of our cars that they may pin on the cork board in the studio and be part of the show.  

 

 

SC1 – 1966 SPG GT40 – photo by Bob Bennett

 

 

 

Speaking of auto art: in addition to the gorgeous vehicles, we are featuring original artwork by John E. Schaeffer who specializes in auto and chrome acrylic paintings that roll off the canvas.  For Art Down the Hall, guests will enjoy The Need for Speed, race car photos by local photographer Bob Bennett.  Works are available for purchase and sales will benefit the Elliott.  

 

CATB – 2018 Classics at the Beach Car Show

 

All guests will enjoy great food trucks on site.  Beer, wine, water, and soft drinks will be available from the Museum’s walk-up window.  In the lobby, you will have a chance to bid on a wide variety of more than 50 fabulous Silent Auction items from 10 am until 1 pm donated by our generous local establishments.  Parking will once again be available at Smithfield Plaza at the end of Monterey Road at East Ocean Blvd, with free shuttle busses provided by Eagle Luxury Transport running from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm.  There is very limited parking at Stuart Beach across from the Museum.

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum is located on beautiful Hutchinson Island

825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart

Across the street from Stuart Beach  

Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm

 Admission: Adults – $14; Seniors – $12; $6 for kids from 6-12; Under 6 free. 

Call 772-225-1961 for more information or visit our website: www.elliottmuseum.org.

 

THANK   YOU   TO   OUR   SPONSORS!

 

Pre-Car Show March 22nd  Reception Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Car Show Sponsors:  

Presenting Sponsor:

 

 

Gold Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Bronze Sponsors:

 

 

Rocky (Rachelle) & Henry Grady 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Elliott’s Pit Crew VIP Lounge sponsor:

 

European Car Performance Service, Inc. 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, classes and workshops :

Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum
825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961, ex 121
www.elliottmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986