Celebrate The Kling Gallery Wine & Decor’s First Anniversary With A Special Reception On December 13

Stop by the Kling Gallery Wine & Decor to celebrate their one-year anniversary on Thursday, December 13th.  In addition to the Special Reception, visitors can enjoy the new holiday decor items, and new custom made furniture, along with many new wines, including a Prosecco and a Champagne.  There will fabulous door prizes and raffles as well! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, LLC

723 Colorado Ave,  Stuart, FL 34994

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

INVITES   YOU   TO   OUR

1st    ANNIVERSARY    CELEBRATION!

Thursday, December 13th

5 – 8 pm

Enjoy appetizers, wine, and some great door prizes. 

The Kling family tells The Rickie Report, “We are turning one! We cannot believe it has been a year already since we opened our doors!  The best part of our day is when customers come in looking for something new and unique. There are a lot of choices at Kling Gallery, Wine and Décor. There is something new almost every week”.

Enhance  Your  Holiday!

Peek at all the unique and creative ornaments on the 3 decorated trees!  

Shop among the homespun decor, hostess gifts, and goodies! 

Art   Exhibits:

“Crashing Rocks” by Chris Kling
On our front featured wall, Chris has a large painting called “Crashing Rocks”. It gives you the real feeling of the power of the ocean. Also, on the front wall is a new portraiture of “Carter” and his fascination with the ocean. Chris is one of the featured artists in the New Smyrna Beach Paint Out next week.

 

 

 

 

 

Presently we are featuring new work by Chris Kling that covers plain air paintings from old Stuart before the renovations downtown this summer. Over the past six months we have had three guest artists, Manon Sanders a renowned plein air artist from Jupiter Fl, Mimi McCullum a renowned artist from here in Stuart and Katie Gianni a new emerging artist also from Stuart.
“Rowboat Away” by Chris Kling

Share   The   Holiday   Cheer!

Interior View of the Gallery and Wine Bar

 

 

 

In the rest of the Gallery there is all new décor items for Christmas along with many new wines including a Prosecco and a Champagne.  Everything in the store is constantly changing. New paintings go up almost weekly. The décor changes based on the season and Holidays. Christmas is now in bloom. There are new wines monthly and change based on the seasons too. Custom made furniture has become a big demand.

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or schedule:

Kling Gallery, LLC
723 Colorado Ave.  Stuart, FL 34994
772-678-6949   www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Award Winning Watercolor Artist, Deborah Elaine, Announces Current And Future Exhibits For 2018/2019

Award winning artist Deborah Elaine uses watercolors in varied ways to bring out the soul of her subject to the viewer. Her artwork is currently on exhibit at the Osceola Street Cafe in Downtown Stuart until January 27, 2019.   She will be involved with the Core Concepts 4th Annual Give Back party in Jupiter on December 15.  Art lovers can also visit Deborah’s studio and see her artistry at the 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour, January 20 and 21, 2019.  In addition, she will participate in the Treasure Coast Wildlife Fine Arts & Wine Event on February 2, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Deborah’s commissions, murals, painted pours, and portraits are filled with color and nuance.

 

 

 

D E B O R A H      E L A I N E

 

W A T E R C O L O R     A R T I S T

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Elaine With her Artwork

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G        E V E N T S:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deb tells The Rickie Report, ” I enjoy the expressiveness of the abstract and surreal nature of watercolor pouring”.  It is a unique style she developed when she was introduced to one of her mentors, Johnny Johnson. Her works are created allowing the medium to flow and become itself by utilizing the pouring technique. The painting starts out abstract in design and becomes surreal in nature by developing subject matter that is created with her imagination and her references. The method Deb uses to create her compositions is similar to laying in the plush green grass gazing into the clouds seeing the ever changing shapes that appear. Each painting is an expression and passion of hers.

 

 

 

“Parrothead Pierre” by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

 

She says, ” I am innately attracted to the discovery of nature, wildlife, color, and design. And I’m at peace when creating in natural settings. For I feel close to the Creator—as if His hand guides mine.  I create and share with the hope that the joy I experience is vicariously shared by others. Or at least, makes them ponder.  There are many divine mysteries in this life. And through the paths we travel, He shows us the way and the hidden and beautiful things of this world”.

 

 

 

Dog Portrait Commission by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

 

Deb began her watercolor career in 2003 after studying under Johnny Johnson, Gary Duquette, Joe Miller (Cheap Joe’s), and Linda Griffin. Originally part of the Fredericksburg Art Scene in Virginia for a decade, her first studio in Libertytown Artist Workshop was located at Liberty Street. She now has a home studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Horse Love” by Deborah Elaine

 

 

 

 

Deb donates a portion of her sales to charitable organizations involved with Hurricane Irma clean-up and preserving our waters and coral reefs in Florida.   She points out, “Coral reefs and rain forests absorb a majority of the carbon dioxide that causes global warming. Without them we are killing ourselves”.

 

 

Porsche” by Deborah Elaine

Do you have a special person, place, pet you would like to capture in a commissioned painting? Deb loves commissions!  She discusses format, medium, technique, and colors before getting started.  She shows her clients some of the different styles that she paints in. “From the initial meeting, brain storming, sketches, and watercolor samples we meet again and finalize the ideas before going forward.  We will decide on a size, style, colors, matting, & framing for each piece of work. Communication is KEY in creating a very special commission for someone. The more I know, the more accurate I can be with your final artwork. I delight in creating a successful piece to add to your collection or the creation of a gift for someone special in your life”, she tells us.

 

 

 

Deb’s mission:

• To Influence others through the creativity and subject of my work
• To bring joy, laughter and happiness to others
• To reflect God’s beauty or a feeling of expression that touches and moves others • To give a peace and hope to finding your own path in life
• To give back what HE has given me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about exhibits, events, classes, or commissions:

 

 

 

 

 

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

Clay Habit Studio Holiday Open House December 1 & 2 Brings Several Artists Together For Easy Shopping

Clay Habit Studio invites everyone to the Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2.  Several artists will be selling their hand crafted one-of-a-kind creations. Shop for handmade soaps, pottery by three different artists, sculpture, welded items , honey products, plus plants.  The home-baked goodies will be sure to please!  This free event takes place in Jensen Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Clay Habit Studio will proudly be participating in 2019 Martin County Open Studio Tour in January 2019!

 

 

 

CLAY   HABIT   STUDIO AND GALLERY

 

OPEN  HOUSE  

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

&

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

 10 AM – 5 PM   Both Days

 

 

 

 

 

1811 NE Mango Terrace, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

 

We offer free deliver of gift items in a 25 mile area.

Our gift shop will be serving up a wide selection of handmade gift Items and, silver jewelry made in studio by Mia Lindberg, who has exhibited Nationally and is featured in a number of international publications and collections!

Enjoy baked good for snacking and to take home! Taste hot chocolate, coffee, tea, cold drinks, and spectacular honey baked treats and honey tasting!

Located 150 feet off the Indian River and the Jensen Beach Causeway, Clay Habit Studio and Gallery is ready to share a wealth of creativity during their Open House on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd from 10 am – 5pm both days.  Meet other potters, including Mia Lindberg, owner and teacher.  Other guest artists include a quilter and soap maker.  There will be give aways and lots of clay samples.  Mia is a master potter and the Laguna Clay Distributor for the East Coast of FL. so there will be lots of clay samples and giveaway’s!

Several artists will be represented, including a soap maker, 3 potters, a sculptor, and a welder. 

Pottery by Alissa Dragun of Deep South Clay

Interesting pottery demos will be on going throughout the day and clay samples will be available.

One of a kind Bee Box Created by Mia Lindberg

To support the honey bees in the panhandle, we will have products from Hani Honey Company, they include different types of honey and products for skincare. 100% of all their sales will of course be donated to our Florida Bee’s.

10% of all studio sales will also be donated to the Florida Bee keepers to help our little buddies struggling from the storm.

Hand Made Soaps

Custom Made Wooden Cutting Boards

For more information about this event, classes to workshops:

Mia Lindberg

www.clayhabitsupply.com

email:  miasclaysupply@aol.com

calls and text:  772-341-1334

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

Neil Capozzi From Stuart Art Supply & Artists’ Nook Shares His Expertise About Options And Care Of Different Brushes For Artists, Plus Much More

Stuart Art Supply is a full service specialty store selling fine art supplies to artists and students. Owner, Neil Capozzi  provides a vast knowledge of art supplies, value pricing and a good selection of materials. Stuart Art Supply is affiliated with the Artists’ Nook Studio, giving local art instructors a place to offer fine art classes and lessons.  Neil shares his expertise about the countless options of brushes available.  It is reassuring to have someone so knowledgeable to guide us, when the selection can be so overwhelming. From vegan brushes, white hog bristles, synthetic filaments, plus so many shapes and sizes, how does one decide?  The Rickie Report shares the details and a Store Coupon!

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Neil Capozzi tells The Rickie Report, “My personal and business mission is to provide local artists with a great selection of quality art supplies at value pricing”.  Neil is a major supporter of the local art scene, by bringing special events into the store and art studio.  He is heavily involved as a volunteer with local arts agencies and organizations.  In addition, Neil provides affordable space for instructors to hold classes and workshops. He passes on his expertise by providing affordable art education to adults.

 

 

 

 

Recently, Neil announced that he would be making changes in his artists’ brush mix eliminating Escoda, stocking Da Vinci and expanding Silver Brush. He says, “I”m happy to share that the Da Vinci Brushes have arrived to rave reviews from artists and instructors alike.  For you fine art painters, I added the short handled red sable brushes from Silver Brush (excellent for all media). These brushes join the long handled versions favored by detail painters. I’ve also added the Silver Silk 88, a semi stiff synthetic bristle for water media painters including water soluble oil paints”.

With so many different types and brands of brushes, Neil offers all of the details at the store and on the website.

 

 

Check out this video of Dee Silver, as she discusses the proper treatment of artist brushes:

https://youtu.be/GCIv2hTTGu0

 

An Overview of Brushes:

 

 

The Art Sherpa® red handle — made by Silver Brush in partnership with Cinnamon Cooney, The Art Sherpa®. These beauties feature excellent quality stiff white filaments that were specifically designed for use in all acrylic paints, including heavy bodied. Sherpa brushes provide paint and tip control unique to the series. Now you can scrub, scumble and push paint around on your surface without fear of damaging the brush! 

 

 

 

Silverstone™ brushes are of the finest quality interlocking Chungking white hog bristle. They have perfectly balanced and shaped handles for ultimate comfort and control while a nickeled brass ferrule protects the brush from damage, splitting and wear. 

 

 

​Cambridge™ series brushes have a unique blend of selected natural bristle and multi-diameter synthetic filaments with a resilient interlocked construction and deep natural chiseled tips. A seamless nickel-plated brass ferrule and carefully balanced handle make the Cambridge series a joy to work with, even on rough surfaces. These exceptionally durable brushes work well in heavy bodied acrylics, water-mixable oils, and traditional oil colors. 

 

The Atelier™ Mottler brushes feature a blend of badger and synthetic bristles and they are perfect for blending or softening edges. The extra long handle provides reach for work on a large canvas and a rust proof copper ferrule protects the brush.

 

Bristlon® is a superior stiff white synthetic brush that has been specially processed so it can be used with harsh solvents without compromising the texture or the fibers. These brushes offer excellent color control and strong resiliency on rough surfaces as a result of their interlocked construction and finely chiseled tips. It doesn’t matter if you are working with oils, acrylics, or watercolors, they will maintain their form and provide a smooth application of color. 

 

 

Black Pearl™ brushes are made with Mightlon™ synthetic filaments that can withstand rigorous treatment with heavy bodied and tube acrylics. These are great value brushes for not only acrylics but oils and water mixable oils as well. Ideal for canvas, large murals and plein air painting. 

 

 

Black Velvet® — distinctive black lacquer handled brushes with a signature silver band are a water-based artist’s dream! The Black Velvet® series is made with a blend of natural squirrel hair and black synthetics that allows the brush to hold a huge amount of color and release it with perfect control for watercolors, gouache, liquid acrylics, inks and dyes. The bristles are simultaneously soft enough to allow multiple-layer glazing without disturbing previous colors, yet firm enough to lift color with a gentle scrub. 

 

 

Silver Silk 88™ is the best quality synthetic brush on the market for use in fluid acrylics, interference acrylics, gouache, watercolors and more. These beauties have great absorbency, exceptional holding capacity, wonderful color control and excellent wear resistance. Make your mark with Silver Silk 88™! 

 

 

Grand Prix® brushes are of outstanding quality. Perfectly balanced and shaped, they feature interlocked 100% Chungking white hog bristles for maximum color carrying capacity and corrosion-resistant double crimped pure copper ferrules with an epoxy seal for added protection.   The Renaissance® brushes are a top quality kolinsky-class pure red sable brushes with a natural spring and generous color-holding capacity. Renaissance brushes keep a fine point or sharp chisel edge.

 

 

Morgan Samuel Price Talks About her Brush Selection HERE:

 

Morgan Samuel Price Artist Describes Why She Chooses Grand Prix™ brushes

AS ALWAYS SILVER BRUSHES ARE 40% OFF OUR LIST PRICE.

 

Neil tells us, ” We’re offering a nice mix of watercolor, oil and acrylic paint brushes from DaVinci at an everyday value price.”

 

 

 

 

Casaneo Watercolor Brushes made from extra soft synthetic fibers with an extraordinary elasticity and an extremely high color absorbing capacity, manufactured in plastic quills, rounds, flats, oval pointed filberts, and wash brushes bound on black lacquered handles. 

 

Spin Synthetics – watercolor brush finest extra smooth light brown synthetic fibre so-called silver ferrule short red transparent lacquered ergonomic handles for all liquid colours, especially for watercolor and silk painting. 

 

da Vinci CASANEO WATER COLOUR BRUSHES

 

 

College – Acrylic brush, round strong synthetic fibre seamless aluminum ferrule brown-red matte finished handles with a new, non-slip surface structure to enlarge our assortment for acrylic and oil painting in the lower price level, we have created this new synthetic line with very elastic synthetic fibers and long brown-red matte finished handles with a new, non-slip surface structure.

 

Impasto – Acrylic colours are used in a more liquid as well as thicker consistency and for special techniques you need painting knives. The IMPASTO has been designed to be used with the many texture gels and pastes now available 

 

Maestro 2 – The enormous amount of labour involved in hand making interlocked brushes has led us to develop a new technology, which enables us to manufacture the artist brushes in a more effective way. 

 

Top Acryl – white synthetic fibers with interlocking effect, medium length with silver ferrule long natural polished handles.The IMPASTO/TOP ACRYL has been designed to be used with the many texture gels and pastes. 

 

 

 

NEW  Product  Test  Drive!

 

 

KingArt 9000 Series ORIGINAL GOLD

 

 

Artist Brushes

Your favorite, high-quality, golden taklon brushes are back in KingArt’s 9000 Series “Original Gold” premium brush line. KingArt, part of the Cornell* family, has created an exciting line of premium, golden taklon artist brushes at fantastic prices. Short, black handle brushes with gold bands and silver ferrules.

*The Cornell family has re-entered the artist brush business – Michael Cornell – Grandson of the original founder is importing some of the best water media brushes in the world. I especially love the 9020 Max Round (think Loew Cornell Ultra-Round).

 

 

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

Elliott Museum Hosts Florida Watercolor Society’s 2018-2019 Traveling Exhibition. Enjoy Reception, Meet Artists, Live Demos November 8 To January 27

The Elliott Museum in Stuart, FL will host the first leg of the Florida Watercolor Society’s 2018-2019 Traveling Exhibition.  The Florida Watercolor Society (FWS), one of the largest and most prestigious organizations of its kind in the US, holds an Annual Exhibition in different areas of the state. The public is invited to an Artists’ Reception on November 15th and Live Watercolor demonstrations every Tuesday for the duration of the show (Except for holiday weeks).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Congratulations to all of the artists and the Elliott Museum for this eye catching exhibit which runs November 8th, 2018, through January 27th, 2019.  Some of the work is available for purchase with sales benefitting both the Elliott Museum and the artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  825 NE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL. 

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Days

Regular General admission,  Museum Members free   

 772-225-1961     ElliottMuseum.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:

Thursday, November 15, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Reception admission is $5 per person

Exhibit Available November 8, 2018 – January 27, 2019

 

 

The Florida Watercolor Society, now in its 47th year, is one of the largest and most prestigious organizations of its kind in the country.  Each year, about 600 artists submit their work hoping to be among the 100 artists selected for the FWS Annual Exhibition.  .  More than 40 of the paintings are traveling onto two additional venues, and the Elliott Museum is proud to once again host the first stop for the FWS Traveling Show.

 

 

 

 

Robin Lee Makowski – “Symphonic Sea Grape”

 

 

 

In conjunction with this very special Exhibition, the Elliott’s own Robin Lee Makowski will give a live watercolor demonstration each Tuesday* from 1-3 pm in the Changing Gallery. *Except for holiday weeks.

 

 

 

 

Pat Dews – “Ink Spot”

 

 

On Saturday, December 15th from 1-3 pm, award-winning artist, Pat Dews, will give a demo on her abstract painting techniques in advance of her two-day workshop, Abstracting Nature, on January 26& 27 at the Elliott Museum.

 

 

 

Edie Fagan – “In the Spotlight”

 

 

 

 

This year, judge Tom Schaller had his work cut out for him!  The FWS 47th Annual Exhibition was held at ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton from September 7th through October 26th.  Participating artists have the option of having their work travel onto two additional venues in different parts of the state.  The Elliott Museum hosted this show in 2015 and is proud once again to host the 2018-2019 FWS Traveling Exhibition.  

 

 

 

Carol Staub – “Celestial Expression”

 

 

 

 

 

FWS, now in its 47th year, showcases the best of the best in Florida watercolor and watermedia artwork in their Annual Exhibitions.  Artists vie for a coveted place in the show and compete for over $20,000 in awards.  Participating artists must be FWS members in good standing whose work must conform to strict rules in execution and presentation.  The Annual Exhibition is hosted in different venues around the state depending on the location of the FWS President for that year.

 

 

Helen Burkett – “Sun & Shadow”

 

 

 

The 2018 Annual Exhibition was held in Bradenton, FL under the supervision of Jerome Chesley, 2018 President.  ArtCenter Manatee hosted this event.  FWS is one of the only organizations in the country to host a Convention & Trade Show in conjunction with its Annual Exhibition & Reception offering demonstrations by noted watercolor artists, critiques, and a Trade Show where artists can get great deals on art supplies and see demos by noted artists working with new supplies offered by vendors.  This year, the festivities were held at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on joining the Florida Watercolor Society, visit http://www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

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

 

 

Start Your Engines!  Get ready for Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery, February 7th – April 7th, 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Mallo Bisset And Alex Murray Celebrate 30 Years With Open House, Music, Art On November 3rd At Red Barn Furniture/Gallery

Celebrate 30 years of business and artistic creativity with Mallo Bisset and her daughter, Alex Murray at Red Barn Furniture/Gallery in Stuart!  Mallo’s exuberance with all mediums of painting compliments Alex’s unlimited variations with pottery.  Stop by for free music, all kinds of art, food and door prizes.  Please RSVP so the hosts can plan AND bring a donation of cat or dog food for our local no kill rescues for an extra door prize ticket!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artistry!

 

 

 

513 SE Monterey Rd.   Stuart, Florida 34994

772-287-1833

 

Gallery View

PLEASE   JOIN   US  for   an   OPEN   HOUSE !!!

 

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
3pm – 6 pm

 

 

Join us for Refreshments, Live Music, & Door Prizes!


Original  Art  by  Mallo  Bisset   &   Pottery  by  Alex

** Donate cat or dog food for local no-kill rescues for an extra door prize ticket**

Please RSVP to redbarnfurniture@bellsouth.net

OR

Call:  772-287-1833

 

 

While an RSVP is not necessary, it is helpful.

 

513 SE Monterey Road     Stuart, Florida 34994

772-287-1833

 

 

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Mallo Bisset, Winner of  mARTies Award 2018

The mARTies were created by the Arts Council of Martin County to celebrate and applaud the creative people who enrich our community. Through celebration and scholarship, the mARTies provide a venue where we gather, as a community, to applaud the artists who enrich our lives through their talents, and those who make the arts a reality through leadership and philanthropy.  Well deserved, Mallo!  Congratulations!

 

 

“Thank YOU!”

 

 

We couldn’t have done it without you.
You’re Invited to help us celebrate an amazing 30 years in business!

 

 

“Pony Express” by Mallo Bisset

 

 

The   Luscious   Knife   Paintings   of:

 

 

Mallo Bisset might have taken the long road to living her dream, but once she sets her mind on something, there’s nothing stopping her!  As a little girl living on the Åland Islands in the Finnish archipelago, she wasn’t too fond of school, and told everyone “I am going to be an artist when I grow up”.  Life got in the way for a while, but after years of hard work and building a successful business, it wasn’t until 2007 with encouragement from her husband and daughter that Mallo finally took the time to do what she had always dreamed of doing.  It started with a weekly drawing class at the local Adult Education program.  After just two semesters her teacher, Helen Terry, told her she could make money drawing pet portraits.  

 

 

“Rescue Me” by Mallo Bisset

 

Mallo’s earliest work combined her love of animals with her love for the arts.  Having tried drawing, pastels, and watercolors, it was time for oils!  She signed up for classes at a studio which was located across the street from her own business, so she could be close to work, yet make it easy to get to class every week. This is where her love affair with oils and the palette knife began.  Under the tutelage of Georgia Abood at Alizarin Crimson, she has been working on her craft and has made remarkable progress in such a short time. Having grown up on an island, and living in Florida for 30 years, with a second home in the Bahamas, it’s not a surprise that Mallo Bisset’s work often features the water and always celebrates the beauty of nature.   As it turns out, that little girl in Finland really did grow up to be an artist! 

 

 

Floral Painting by Mallo Bisset

 

Mallo tells The Rickie Report, “Specializing in the palette knife, my paintings are often highly textured and almost always full of color! In order to truly appreciate my art I recommend you come by Red Barn Furniture/Gallery to see my latest works ‘in real life’.  A photo can rarely do it justice”.  She is correct!  Mallo’s painting styles are so varied and wonder-filled, you will be amazed!  We also appreciate how she frames her pieces, which are unique to each painting.  

 

“Sisters” by Mallo Bisset

 

 

She says, “My artwork celebrates the things that make me happy.  While my subject matter does vary, I am greatly influenced by my love of color, animals, and nature.  I have always lived close to the sea, so water and the color blue seem to be a part of me and often make it onto my canvas. When I get an idea for a painting and I can’t stop thinking about it, I know it’s time to get to work.  Often it’s these obsessive moments that lead to the best work.  The most rewarding feeling is seeing a smile on the face of someone viewing my work and nothing compares to the satisfaction of having someone bring home a piece of my work. Hopefully, my artwork makes you happy too”!

Because Mallo and Alex own the shop/gallery where they display and sell their artworks, prices reflect not having to pay a commission to show their paintings and ceramics.  Mallo’s award winning images can also be purchased as prints, greeting cards or giclees. Mallo is very involved in the Martin County arts community, as well as local animal shelters. She has recently been nominated for the coveted “mArties” Award.

RRHEHT

 

SRGGRSGRS

P O T T E R Y     B Y      A L E X

 

 

 

 

Sampling of Pottery created by Alex Murray

 

Alex Murray tells The Rickie Report, “For many years, I drove past a pottery studio near a friend’s house and I always wondered what went on inside.  I often talked about stopping by and signing up for a class.  Yet, somehow it never happened, until my 35th birthday when that friend gave me a gift certificate to enroll in a class.  Little did I know that I would instantly get hooked.  From that first class, I was enthralled and I spent many, many hours hanging out at the studio.  It became like a second home for a couple years and I learned so much in those early years from my mentor, JW Shell and my friends at the studio”. 

 

Pottery Sample by Alex Murray

 

 

Alex continues, “After learning the basics of hand building, I finally graduated to the wheel.  Who knew that I could love this craft even more. Since learning to throw I seldom (basically NEVER) handbuilt anything again. There is something magical that happens when I throw.  I can’t describe it, but if you have the same love for the wheel as I do, you would understand what I mean.  I think if I only ever threw bowls for the rest of my life, I might be okay with that.  Sadly JW retired after just a few years and later on passed away.  I will always remember his lessons and how he created such a wonderful place for potters to learn.  I have since belonged to another group studio in that same location and I can say that it is a special thing to be surrounded by others that love the same craft as you do.  While we all had different styles there was always something to learn from those around you.  I do miss those group studio days sometimes”!

 

Bowls by Alex Murray Waiting to be fired

 

 

“These days I have a studio at my home and I try to spend as much time as I can working on my craft- it is one of the things I love to do the most.  I have often described getting caught up in the work as similar to therapy (but cheaper) for the feeling it instills in me when I’m in my zone.  It is hard these days to spend as much time as I’d like to working in the studio.  Running a business (my mother and I own and operate a casual and patio furniture store) and just living life with my husband and his two teenage children takes up most of my time.  But it’s comforting to know that the studio is always there, ready and waiting when I can carve out precious time in my schedule for my creative work”, Alex shares.

 

Hand made cup by Alex Murray

 

 

From the beginning, Alex has always focused on making functional pottery with very clean designs.  “I like to keep a simple aesthetic in my designs.  I love the idea that someone would use one of my bowls for their daily meals or a mug for their morning cup of coffee. Pottery has been around since the beginning of time, and maybe it’s the feeling of making something useful (from such a basic raw good such as clay) that gives me such a feeling of accomplishment”.

 

 

 

For more information:

www.mallobisset.com

Red Barn Furniture

www.potterybyalex.com

 Facebook page here

 

 

 

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Please Join The Free Inaugural ArtFind Colorado Ave Art Walk On Saturday, November 10th . Come To The VIP Pre-Party On November 3rd To Support The RAD Foundation Of The Treasure Coast

Everyone is invited to join in two events around Colorado Avenue in Stuart:  On Saturday, November 3rd,  enjoy the VIP Pre-Party at  Notes Music Room. The small cover charge includes wine/drink, a door prize ticket, live music, food, a silent art auction, art trivia contest, and a chance to meet the artists.  It will benefit the RAD Foundation of the Treasure Coast which brings programs to children and adults on the autism spectrum.  On Saturday, November 10th, everyone can enjoy the free ArtFind Colorado Avenue Art Walk.  See the creative works of over 20 artists who call this area “home”, but who sell regionally, nationally, and internationally.   The Rickie Report shares the details for both events and urges you to give yourself a break – an ART break!  Details about registering for the Pre-Party and the Art Walk are included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Nadia Utto

 

 

 

 

Please  join  us!

 

 

 

VIP   PRE-PARTY 

 

Saturday November 3rd

5 – 8 pm

 

 

@ Notes Music Room

 

 872 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

  772.320.9039   stuartwinebar.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get exclusive access and other perks with a VIP Ticket:

1 Beer or Wine and Assorted Munchies

1 Door Prize entry

Raffle Tickets for Prizes AND 50-50 will be sold during the event

Live Music starting at 8 PM from Bluegrass Trio

PLUS:

Art Auction (bid on a few fantastic pieces!)

“Name that Artist” Trivia

Meet the artists

Preview art work that will be seen at ArtFind

Be eligible for prize raffles and a silent auction for more great prizes

 

Proceeds benefit the RAD Foundation:

 

Helping to provide adaptive sports and recreational programs for families on the Treasure Coast affected by autism and neurological disorders.

 

More information can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/radflorida/

 

 

VIP tickets available here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artfind-pre-party-local-stuart-artists-group-tickets-50430147930

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inaugural   Free  ArtFind   Colorado   Ave    Art   Walk

November  10th

 

 5 – 9  pm

in  Stuart,  FL

 

ArtFind is a Free Event.   We encourage people to reserve a Free Ticket to help our host businesses prepare snacks/drinks for you.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artfind-colorado-ave-art-walk-tickets-51023307085

 

 

We encourage people to start the walk at Notes.

But they are welcome to pick up maps and begin the walk at Notes, Crafted Keg, Gray Gardens, or Kling Gallery and other locations.

 

ArtFind will include 20 businesses on Colorado Ave hosting our 22 participating artists and many will be serving light snacks and refreshments for participants.  All forms of artwork will be on display and available for sale including paintings, sculptures, photography and much more!

 

 

Artwork by Heather Ivins

 

 

The walk is being coordinated by the Soul Arts Society, formed in 2017 of both emerging and established artists who joined together to collectively support, develop, and promote art that “speaks of truths borne from the soul”, and hosted by Notes Music Room and Wine Bar of Stuart.

 

 

 

 

 

Event description:

Join us to walk beautiful Colorado Ave and discover local artists showing their work hosted by your favorite shops and stores.

 

Start at Notes Music Room and Wine bar to get your map.

Meet back at Notes before 9:00 for raffle prizes benefiting the RAD Foundation for children and adults on the Autism spectrum.  

 

 

 

Artwork by Corina Polloni

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Chad Periman

Phone 352-316-5551     Fax       772-286-6849

chad.periman@ffbic.com

 

 

 

 

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Martin Arts Council Announces Volunteer Opportunities And Chances To Plan Parties, Meet Artists, Be Cultural Ambassadors And More! Get Involved In Your Arts Community – You’ll Wonder Why You Waited So Long!

The Martin Arts Council is sharing a call for volunteers!  If you enjoy planning parties, want to be a cultural ambassador, can give a few hours a month to do light office work, have the brawn to help hang artwork, or just love being part of the creative scene: This is for you!  The depth of your involvement is up to you, as there are MANY events to help out with. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you ( and your friends and neighbors) to call and sign up!  Kudos to the volunteers who have helped grow this essential organization! Kudos to those who sign up to continue this important work, you will not only GIVE, but you will GET so much from these experiences!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Volunteer at the Court House Cultural Center:

Located in the historic  Court House Cultural Center  80 E Ocean Blvd Stuart, FL 34994  772-287-6676  martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

  • CHCC Gallery Committee: Work with Artists to help plan and executve exhibitions in the Gallery
  • Like to plan PARTIES? We need a party crew to help with set up and implementation of our many receptions, workshops and events held at the CHCC.  We bring the food, you bring the creativity! 

 

Volunteer at one of our Events and Share your Passion for the Arts in the Community!

 

 

 

  • ArtsFest© | February 9 & 10, 2019: A two-day celebration of the arts held in Memorial Park and along E Ocean Boulevard, historic downtown Stuart to celebrate the arts – music, art, dance, kids’ activities and more!   Volunteer on the steering committee to plan the event or on the days of the festival.  

 

 

  • mARTies Awards | Oct 25, 2018: Held since 2003, this event showcases and honors artists, community leaders and businesses who are responsible for the success of the arts in our community.  Volunteer committee members solicit sponsorships, help with the nomination and selection process, coordinate the show and assist with the many other duties related to producing an event.

 

 

 

 

Be a part of our Arts in Education Programs!

  • Marvin S Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show: An annual exhibition, since 1988, featuring the artwork of local high school students.  Volunteers help coordinate and install the show as well as provide assistance during the awards ceremony in April 2019. 
  • ARTS Day: Volunteers assist with coordinating student / teacher registrations, coordinate artists and on the day of work with the artists and students to maintain a student/adult ratio of approximately 3:1.  This all-day event is held in various Martin County locations with artists teaching in a variety of media including acrylics, pastels, pen & ink, photography and watercolors.  
  • Arts Education Committee: new committee being established to support our many arts education projects and outreach to the youth in our community. 

Other Committees & Activities:

  • Fund Development Committee: volunteers are responsible for on-going outreach for new members.  May include special receptions/functions and solicitation of new audiences. 
  • Cultural Ambassadors: Sign up to visit our many galleries, arts organizations, museums and performing arts venues to distribute current Arts Council information and bring back current information for our Information Center. 
  • Office Support: Volunteers are needed to assist with basic office functions, including filing, data entry, mailing invitations/newsletters, and tasks related to social media, website updating and other communications strategies.  

 

Contact us at (772) 287-6676 or info@martinarts.org to sign up today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date Correction: Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor Announces Katie Gianni, Guest Artist for October. Everyone Is Invited To Opening Reception Thursday, October 4th

Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor announces Katie Gianni, as their Guest Artist for October. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 4th.  Her artwork will be on view through October 31st.  Katie’s eye-catching, ornate artwork is created using various types of ink and acrylics on textured paper. Each is adorned with metallic gold, silver or copper ink in intricate patterns.  Her work was featured at the A.E. Backus Museum’s Best of the best 2017, which is quite an accomplishment for an emerging artist!  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

 

“Tropical Fish” by Katie Gianni

MEET   KATIE  GIANNI

 

Opening Reception:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through October 31st

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

Katie Gianni

 

 

 

Katie Gianni tells The Rickie Report, ” I developed a passion for ink and printing while studying lithography and wood block in college. I graduated from Stockton University of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts and Printmaking. After moving to the Treasure Coast in 2015, I found myself without a printing press and in an artistic rut. I began painting with India ink to mimic linocut prints, and incorporated metallics to embellish the subjects shape and details such as feathers, scales, feet and facial features.

 

 

“The Hand That Feeds” by Katie Gianni

 

 

Katie is an emerging artist residing in Port Saint Lucie, FL. Her eye-catching, ornate artworks are created using a multitude of inks and acrylics on textured paper. Inspired by aboriginal and art nouveau styles, each painting is adorned with metallic gold, copper and/or silver ink, with intricate patterns in white ink. Her work focuses on local and exotic wildlife – including birds, reptiles, insects, fish and other ocean-dwellers; however, other subjects include furniture/home decor items, abstract portraits and repeat patterns. 

 

 

“Spoonbill In Marsh” by Katie Gianni

 

Last year, Katie was thrilled to have her painting, “Sandhill Cranes in Moonlight”, featured in the A.E. Backus Museum’s Best of the Best 2017 show in Fort Pierce, Florida. Her artwork will be showing at Kling Gallery Wine & Décor from October 3 – 31.  For more information on Katie Gianni, visit her website at:   www.katiegianniart.com.

 

“Whale In A Seascape Egg” by Katie Gianni

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Arts Council Of Martin County Presents Annual “All Florida” Contemporary Juried Arts Show. Opening On September 21st, It Highlights 67 Best Working Florida Artists And Offers Gallery Talk In Stuart

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 28th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show focusing on contemporary artworks.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, September 21st and continues through Thursday, November 15, 2018.  The public is welcome to the exhibition which is on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida.  Angelica Arbelaez, who served as the juror, is a curator and arts administrator based in Miami, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This promises to be an energetic exhibit that you won’t want to miss!

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County

 Presents:

 

28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

OPENING RECEPTION:

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 | 5:30-7PM

EXHIBIT DATES:   SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Juror’s  Talk  Led  By  Angelica  Arbelaez

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 11AM

Gallery hours:

 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday

 Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL

 

 

 

Photo by Liz McKinley

 

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 28th Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show.  The opening reception is Friday, September 21, 2018.  The exhibition continues through Thursday, November 15, 2018.     The exhibition will be on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida.  “Kicking off our season with the juried show featuring Florida artists is an annual highlight for us as the exhibition highlights some of the best artists working in Florida today. The challenge of selecting artworks was embraced by our juror Angelica Arbelaez as she curated a show from the over 300 entries to make the final selection of 67 pieces, ” Nancy K Turrell, executive director, tells The Rickie Report.

 

Miami-based curator Angelica Arbelaez will host a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss her most recent curatorial project Between a view and a milestone and revisit some of the research that informed the conceptual framework of the exhibition. During her talk she will focus on notions of place in contemporary art and how this topic relates to the artwork selected for the 28th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show.

 

Exhibit Artists:

 

JAMES ALLEN, JUDITH ANDERSON, LINDA APRILETTI, PAMELA AYRES, RICHARD BARONE, K. BOTET, NATALIE CARLTON, MARY CATELLO, PAUL CHANGPANHUO, CARL CLARK, CONNIE COMMETTE, KATE CUMMINS, MJ DICUS, GABRIELE DITOTA, PATRICIA EDDINGTON, HEATHER FORSTER, JOHN FRAZEE, PAMELA GIARRATANA, GARY GRESKO, JAY HATFIELD, KAREN HELMERS, MARC HILTON, DAVE ISENBERG, JULIA KELLY, MARK KIRBY, WENDY KORNFIELD, TINA KRAFT, ALVARO LABANINO, ANITA LAMB, SHAW LANE, SANDY LILLIS, FRANCES LYNN, PATRICIA MAGUIRE, MAURICE MATES, LORETTA MCCARTHY, ERIN MCCULLOUGH , DAWN MILLER, JUDITH MISTOR, JOACHIM PEREZ, JONNA POLSKY, JUDY POLSTRA, MARY LOU PULTS, LINDA REYMORE, MIGUEL SALUDES, FABIANO SANTOS, KATHRYN ADELE SCHUMACHER, BONNIE SHAPIRO, NORMAN SILVA, ROBIN STABLEY, JOHN STAMOS, NANCY TART, MANDAYAM THIRUNARAYANAN, KATE WOOD

The Arts Council provides services to visual, literary and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public and strives to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events:

website: http://www.martinarts.org/programs/cultural_center_gallery/currentupcoming-exhibitions.html

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/721883388165129/

Call 772-287-6676 or visit www.martinarts.org

 

 

 

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