Rescheduled Lecture Highlighting Curt Whiticar’s Art And Prominent History In Stuart Coincides With Martin County’s Centennial Celebration At Elliott Museum On Tuesday, May 28. Enjoy Free Admission And Parking

Curt Whiticar‘s Marine art being featured at The Elliot Museum coincides with the kick off of Martin County’s Centennial Celebration!  Both members and guests can enjoy the FREE ENTRY on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 and enjoy a Special Lecture by Curt’s daughter, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill, “A Daughter’s Fond Reflections of her Dad”. Curt lived a colorful life on and off the canvas, celebrating his 106th birthday just before his passing.  His story and his paintings bring us a rich history of Stuart, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit as well as his paintings. Curt’s paintings, book, and notecards will be part of the Elliot Museum offerings

 

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

 

http://hsmc-fl.com

772.225.1961

 

 

 

 COME   AND   EXPLORE   THE   UNEXPLORED!

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY,  MAY 28  2024

Open House at the Elliott Museum

5   –  8 PM

FREE   ADMISSION   FOR   ALL

LECTURE

 

5:30 PM – 6: 30 PM

 

Remembrances

A captivating talk by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvil on the life and art of her father, local icon Curt Whiticar.

 


Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

 

Born on February 13, 1911, in Fairton, New Jersey, Curt’s family spent the winters in Fairton while his dad worked on an oyster boat out from Bivalve about twelve miles southeast of the town.  During the summers, they moved to Fortescue, a remote fishing village on the Delaware Bay  where his dad had a charter fishing business.  They lived without running water or electricity on a little barge pulled up on the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

“Sailfishing off  Stuart” by Curt Whiticar

(Curt is in the boat in the background)

Curt was very active in the Stuart Sailfish Club (treasurer for many years) and designed the Sailfish pins and Sailfish Release pins for the club.  This picture was often used as publicity for the Sailfish club and the Whiticar Fleet.

 

 

HE’S IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS !

 

 

 

Most boat owners just painted over the names which were on the stern and bow of the boats. When the repainted hull was dry, they would repaint the letters.  They were not proficient at lettering and did not have proper brushes, so the result was usually pretty bad. I acquired a good red sable brush and repainted the lettering on Dad’s boats.  I did a pretty good job, especially by comparison, and soon all the boat captains paid me to reletter their boats.  Also, the hotel managers or owners hired me to paint their signs, and I put some scenes on them.  As a result, as a twelve year old boy, I was in business with painting”.

 

 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

Foundering Norwester Rescue:  This painting shows boats in the wild seas that is a depiction of a rescue.  Curt and his mate, in his boat the Gulfstream, rescued 6 people, 3 others were rescued by 2 other boats and one man drowned.  He later salvaged the boat, rebuilt it and used it for many years.

 

 

 

BUILDING A BUSINESS OF BUILDING BOATS

 

 

“In 1946, my brother wanted me to build a new boat for him.Dad had a lot next to his house where  I could build the boat, but I needed a building.Camp Murphy (now Jonathan Dickinson State Park) a former Army camp during the war auctioned off the buildings, and I bid $475 on the mess hall, $30 for an officers’ latrine, and $25 for another building.The buildings had to be removed from the property within thirty days. We marked each piece, disassembled the entire building, and reassembling it on our property.  It is still in use, having survived the big hurricane of 1949.  Without an organized crew of builders, I quit charter fishing entirely and concentrated on boat building. Since its  inception, we had built 63 boats at Whiticar Boat Works, Inc”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

As his boats became well known for performing well in the rolling ocean waters , he decided to open a boat building and repair business. “Whiticar Boat Basin”, then “Whiticar Boat Works” was established in 1947. It has recently been sold.

 

The company built boats that became world famous among the power boating communities. His expertise in lettering the name of the boat in gold leaf on the stern was legendary.

 

 

 

BEANIE BACKUS CONNECTION

 

 

“None of my educational classes included art; however, through the years, I have sat in on a few local art classes.  Perhaps my foremost learning experience was my contact with Bean Backus, whom I knew quite well.  He was my mentor. I had painted about 25 – 30 works of art by 1950 and all but five were destroyed in a fire. I did spend a little time painting; however, I was busy with designing and building boats until 1986. At the age of 75, I retired and had the time to do more painting.  My favorite medium is oil, and I have always favored Florida landscape and seascape scenes.  However, I also paint quite a lot of local historical scenes as well as anything I feel that people would like hanging on their walls”. 

 

 

Curt’s love of nature is shown in his Florida inland scenes.  The beauty of the trees and rivers is reflected in a variety of colors and landscapes.  He also features a variety of animals, especially birds in his paintings.  Although he always lived near the ocean, he enjoyed traveling.  And, he read National Geographic Magazine and frequently used pictures from the magazine for ideas for his paintings.

 

 

 

Sunrise Sunset Painting by Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

WHITICAR WATERWAY TALES

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT:

Email Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill fishlkd@hotmail.com

Or Call to make an appointment to visit the House With The Purple Shutters

772-834-6202

To  See  More  of  Curt  Whiticar’s  artwork:   www.curtwhiticar.com

 

 

 

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

 

“Tropical Temptations” Opens At Martin Artisan Guild’s Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza Stuart On Wednesday May 1st. Enjoy A “Meet The Artists” On Wednesday, June 5th

The Martin Artisans Guild invites you to “Tropical Temptations” an exhibit at The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, featuring live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, June 5, 2024  at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is the PERFECT PLACE to buy Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and ANY DAY gifts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

”   TROPICAL    TEMPTATIONS  ”

 

 

 

 

Opening  Reception

 

Wednesday, May 1st

5:30 to 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

“Kiters Comin’ In” by Kim Beltrame

 

 

 

Show runs from May 1 – June 29, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Carrot Rock BVI” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

A second opportunity for celebration is “Meet the Artists”

 

 

Plan on being there

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

 4-6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

“Lilies” by Glen Allen

 

 

 

The    talented    artists    include:

 

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Glen Allen

Mickey Rudolph

Mark Stall

Caryl Pomales

Kimberly Beltrame

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Curt Whiticar

Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

Check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great Mother’s & Father’s Day gifts plus “Any Day” Gifts!

 

 

 

While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great gifts for the special person on your list!  

(Or yourself….)

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

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

 

The Future Of Visual Arts Are In Good Hands As The 38th Annual MartinArts High School Exhibit Opens On Tuesday, April 30 With Awards Reception

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. MartinArts invites the public to the Court House Center Cultural Gallery on Tuesday, April 30 to meet the artists  and the Awards Reception.  The Exhibit which is open through June 22, 2024 features art work from students of Martin County, Jensen Beach, South Fork High Schools, The Pine School, and Clark Advanced Learning Center. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek and shares a way for YOU to help continue this successful event.

 

 

Court House Cultural Center Gallery

80 SE Ocean Blvd.,  Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

 

 

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S :

 

Marvin S. Cone 38th Annual High School Juried Art Show

 

 

 

Awards   Reception   &   Meet   The   Artists

 

 

Tuesday, April 30

 

 

5:30 – 7  pm

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ A $5. donation is requested ~

 

 

 

Exhibit Is Available through June 22, 2024

 

 

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. MartinArts is proud to honor Mr. Cone’s legacy with this annual tradition.

 

 

 

“The Hand You’re Dealt” by Hollyn Lewis, South Fork High School

 

 

Each year MartinArts presents the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show to recognize the artistic talents of Martin County high school students. The art teachers at each school select each piece of artwork for entry in the exhibit. It is a highly competitive process; the categories for cash awards are photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media/assemblage, printmaking, and drawing. The awards reception on Tuesday, April 30, is held at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery. Additionally, each high school principal and the school superintendent select pieces to purchase that become a part of a permanent collection at their respective high schools and the superintendent’s office.

 

 

Support the creative and artistic talents of high school students in the Martin County area by sponsoring this annual exhibition, which has impacted over 1,500 students since 1987! Sponsorships contribute to enhancing judges’ awards across various mediums, covering professional framing costs, and hosting an awards reception for students and their families. Sponsors also get the chance to acquire a student’s artwork through a Purchase Award, where 100% of the purchase amount goes to the student, and they can present the award at the Awards Reception. Your generosity helps maintain the legacy of this distinctive educational opportunity, inspiring young visual artists in our community.

 

 

 

How will your gift support this legacy exhibition?

 

 

$2,500 pays for approximately 50% of the framing expenses.

$1,500 provides the awards given to the students.

$500 provides refreshments for student artists and families

 

 

 

Click HERE for Sponsor Details

 

 

 

 

For more information about upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

 

MartinArts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

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

 

 

Let MartinArts Help You In Your Search For Your Next Cherished Art Piece On Saturday, March 23, 2024 With “Art Out Of The Closet” Plus A Call For Volunteers At The Court House Cultural Center In Stuart

Let MartinArts help you as you search of your next cherished piece of art!  Stop by the Courthouse Cultural Center on Saturday, March 23rd for “Art Out of the Closet” as we recycle and upcycle art, art supplies and other arts-related items. If there’s something in your closet you’d like to give away for a good cause, consider making a donation!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this annual event AND how you can volunteer with MartinArts!

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.,  Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

 

 

 

 

 

 

Searching for your next cherished piece of art?

 

 

MartinArts   can   help !

 

 

“Art Out of the Closet”

 

 

Saturday, March 23, 2024 

 

 

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

~  Framed  artwork

 

 

~  Unframed  artwork

 

 

~  Frames

 

 

~  Art  Supplies  AND  MORE!

 

 

If there’s something in your closet you’d like to give away for a good cause, consider making a donation! Funds raised through the sale of donated items benefit the arts and cultural programming offered at the Court House Cultural Center.  

For details: Art out of the Closet“.

 

 

 

 

Adventure  into  the  Arts:  Volunteer  Today!

 

 

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of MartinArts operations and programming. Over 250+ volunteers each year contribute their time and talents in a variety of ways within the areas of guest relations, education, membership,  events, outreach, and more. Our volunteers are a major force in fulfilling our mission to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community.

 

 

~MartinArts looks for volunteers from all backgrounds throughout the year as projects arise.

 

~We welcome students who require service hours for school and community members interested in sharing their love of art with others.

 

~We’re seeking volunteers for roles such as gallery greeters, reception, and arts education program.

 

~Our volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling our mission to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community!

 

Volunteer Information Session | April 16, 11AM
Volunteer Information Session | May 21, 11AM
Volunteer Information Session | June 18 11AM

 

Click Here For More Volunteer Information~

 

 

 

For more information about upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

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

 

 

MartinArts Opens “Surreal” At Cultural Courthouse Gallery In Stuart Featuring Christine Sobczak, LS Finch, Maya Schoenberger With Bold Images

MartinArts has opened a new exhibition, “Surreal” featuring the art of Christine Sobczak, LS Finch & Maya Schoenberger at the Cultural Courthouse Center in downtown Stuart.  Enjoy bold images and installation artworks where dream-like images and ideas subconsciously thrive.  This exhibit, Curated by Ken Hooper-Capozzi is available NOW through April 20, 2024The Rickie Report shares the details here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit dates: March 8 – April 20, 2023

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ A $5. donation is requested ~

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maya Schoenberger – “Urban Sprawl”

 

 

The bold photomontages, paintings and textile installations created by the three artists lead viewers into the cryptic world of surrealism – a place where dream-like images and ideas subconsciously thrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LS Finch – “Jade Smoke”

 

 

 

The visual language of surrealism is not only portrayed by images of the strange and unearthly, but is also influenced and shaped by political, social, and environmental events around us.

 

 

 

 

 

Christine O. Sobczak – “A Message From The Stars”

 

 

 

Viewers are invited to widen their field of vision and explore the stark beauty of celestial realms, decaying civilizations, collective pandemic memories, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

MartinArts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

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

 

 

“Spring Forward” With The Martin Artisans Guild Newest Exhibition At The Opening Reception On Wednesday, March 13 And Mark Your Calendars For The Special Artists Talk On Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Where do the artists of the Martin Artisans Guild get their energy?  A week after a successful Open Studio Tour, you can celebrate their newest exhibit “Spring Forward” at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, March 13th at the Palm Room in Stuart, Fl.  The Palm Room celebrates 2D and 3D artworks, including wearable art pieces and their Opening Receptions are grand with plenty of food and libations.  On Wednesday, April 3 you can hear the artists speak about their work and why they create what they do!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

 

 

“S P R I N G       F O R W A R D”

Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30

Live music, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

Show runs from Wednesday, March 13  through  April 27, 2024

 

 

 

Doreen E. Lepore

Dot Galfond

Glen Allen

James J. Demartis

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jose Farinos

Kimberly D Beltrame

Linda Reymore

Lynn Morgan

Maria Miele

Martha Quigley

Mickey Rudolph 

MJ Dowling

Patricia Pasbrig

Susan Clifford

Suzan Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great gifts for the special person on your list!  

(Or yourself….)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

The Bailey Gallery And The Jupiter Island Garden Club Team Up To Present “The Bailey In Bloom” Highlighting En Plein Air Paintings And Fabulous Floral Creations. Mark Your Calendars For March 7th, 8th, and 15th For Special Events

The Cornelia T. and Glenn W. Bailey Art Gallery in Hobe Sound, FL brings a fresh approach to en plein air paintings with “The Bailey In Bloom“. Working in conjunction with the Jupiter Island Garden Club, there are 3 special events during this exhibition.  Thursday, March 7th features  “Meet the Artists & Fabulous Floral Creations“; Friday, March 8th offers a special treat with Sergio Roffo Giving a demonstration and lecture.  On Friday, March 15th Michaelann Bellerjeau will speak about “Taking It Outside” giving a history and sharing techniques of en plein air paintings. Artworks also include Rett Sturman and Emily Buchanan.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

JUPITER    ISLAND    GARDEN    CLUB

AND

The    BAILEY    GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, MARCH 7th

10:00 – 4:00 PM

The Bailey Gallery in conjunction with The Jupiter Island Garden Club

Present 

“The  Bailey  in  Bloom”  

“En  Plein  Air  Exhibit”  

Meet  the  Artists  &  Fabulous  Floral  Creations!

 

 

 

 

Friday, MARCH 8th

5:00 – 7:00 PM

GRAND    OPENING

Special   Treat:

SERGIO    ROFFO

DEMONSTRATION  PAINTING  &  LECTURE

 

 

 

SERGIO  ROFFO

 

 

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Friday, MARCH 15th

5:00 – 7:00 PM

 

 

MICHAELANN     BELLERJEAU

LECTURE  ON  HISTORY  &  TECHNIQUE  OF  PLEIN  AIR

 

“TAKING   IT   OUTSIDE”

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MICHAELANN     BELLERJEAU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMILY    BUCHANAN

 

 

 

RETT    STURMAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

https://www.thebaileyartgallery.com

Ins. @thebaileygallery

April Terborg, Executive Director            772.403.3153

aprilterborg@gmail.com

Bailey Gallery      11870  SE Dixie Highway   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Jupiter Island Arts Council Inc.

Cornelia T. and Glenn W. Bailey Art Gallery

Jupiter Island Arts Council and The Bailey are 501(c)(3), providing free educational and cultural programming opportunities for the advancement of the arts of Martin County through donations, grants, and art sales.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio In Stuart, FL Hosts A Weekend Of Fabulous Wearable Art, Jewelry, And Fiber Featuring Janeen Mason, Lindsay Hager, Susan Sadow, Suzanne Connors, Barbara Fugazzotto, Elissa Berger, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Ginny Kingsley Kapner, Joanne Bianco, Danuta Rothschild, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Diane McCarthy, And Elissa Berger Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024

Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, FL. hosts a fabulous weekend of wearable art, jewelry, and fiber on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024.  The Featured Artists all create “surface designs” which explores coloring, patterning, structuring of fiber and fabric, dyeing, painting, stitching, embellishing, quilting, knitting, felting, papermaking, and printing.  You will be WOWED by the creations of Janeen Mason, Lindsay Hager, Susan Sadow, Suzanne Connors, Barbara Fugazzotto, Danuta Rothschild, Ginny Kingsley Kapner, Joanne Bianco, Cathy Daffinee Heeter, Diane McCarthy, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, and Elissa Berger!  The Rickie report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

SOUTH   FLORIDA   SURFACE   DESIGN   ASSOCIATION

TRUNK    SHOW

 

Join  Us  For  A  Weekend  Of  Fabulous:

 

 

 Wearable Art,  Jewelry, And Fiber!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 2    &    Sunday, March 3, 2024

 

 

 

10 am – 5 pm  daily    

Aya   Fiber   Studio  

170 NE Dixie Highway      Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURFACE DESIGN DEFINED:

 

 

 

Surface design is any type of artwork (pattern, illustration, hand lettering, beading, dyeing, printing on fabric etc.) made by a artist/designer that is intended to be applied to a surface to enhance its visual appearance and/or functionality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surface Design encompasses the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This involves creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, felting, and papermaking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here For more information about  South Florida Surface Design Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS :

 

 

 

Lindsay Hager

Janeen Mason

Susan Sadow

Barbara Fugazzotto

Cathy Daffinee Heeter

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Danuta Rothschild

Joanne Bianco

Diane McCarthy

Ginny Kingsley Kapner

Suzanne Connors

Elissa Berger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Aya Fiber Studio:

170 NE Dixie Hwy    Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

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

Art Associates Of Martin County Announce 2024 Annual Art Show Exhibit In Jensen Beach And Invites The Public To The Free Opening Reception On Sunday, March 3. Exhibit Runs Through End Of March

Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) invite the public to the Opening Reception on Sunday, March 3rd to view the 2024 Annual Art Show Exhibition. Taking place at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jensen Beach, FL, the event and exhibit are free to attend with free parking. AAMC has promoted excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the oldest associations in the area. Their monthly meetings offer an opportunity for artists to network, learn from each other, and see demonstrations by well known local artists. This exhibit continues through March 31, 2023. AAMC is grateful to Steve Landerwersiek for sponsoring this exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks from the previous exhibit.

 

 

Art   Associates   of   Martin   County   (AAMC)

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

 

2024    Annual    Art   Show

 

 

Opening   Reception:

 

 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

 

 

5  – 7    pm

 

 

Trinity United Methodist Church

 2221  NE Savannah Rd.       Jensen Beach, FL

 

 

 

“Reflections” by Mary Bedell

 

 

 

 

Free   event   and   parking    –   Refreshments   to   be   served

 

 

 

 

“Golden Pelican” by Lisa Rapp

 

 

 

 

Gallery hours:  10:30   to   12:30 pm   Monday  –  Thursday

Call Trinity’s Office 772.334.3404 for details and other appointments

 

 

 

 

“Shrimpers at Rest” by Sylvia Wood

 

 

 

AAMC’s mission is to encourage creativity in the arts for our members, local students and artists in our community by sharing and learning. AAMC has been promoting excellence in the arts for over 50+ years and is one of the largest associations in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

      “After The Rain” by Julie Hegedus

 

“Sea of Grass” by Donna Kasprzak

 

 

The Art Associates of Martin County (AAMC) is a non-profit welcoming group of artists sharing a strong common interest in the arts. Each month (October thru April, with a luncheon in May) members are treated to exciting meetings with demonstrations by well known local artists, opportunities to bring in art surrounding a common theme, and good conversation.  

 

 

 

 

“American Indian Grandfather” by Debra Monet

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAMC meetings are held at St Mary’s in Stuart the 3rd Monday of October thru April from 1:00 to 3:00.

Each meeting includes exciting, interactive demonstrations by very well known local artists.

Members also bring in artwork with a common theme and vote on the Artist Of The Month!

Each meeting always brings surprises.

 

 

 

A Plein Air group often takes to the field for great adventures in painting. The AAMC also provides scholarships and art supplies to local schools as we endeavor to participate in the vibrant Treasure Coast art community.  AAMC provides for an Annual Art Show open to all members, with many awards provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAMC is grateful to our long-time sponsor, Steve Landwersiek  of Investment Planning Group (Stuart, Fl)

740 SE Indian Street, Stuart, Fl 34997

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, monthly meetings, offering a demonstration, or becoming a member:

 

Website: https://www.artassociatesmartinco.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtAssociatesOfMartinCounty/

Or Call Dale Forbes: 978.872.7995

 

 

 

 

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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Free Admission To Artisans Of Martin County Open Studio Tour March 2 and 3, 2024. See Where The Artists Create. Free Event

The 8th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2024 will feature over 35 artists in their studios and galleries!  Enjoy this Free event and watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   2   &   Sunday,  March 3,   2024  

 

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP!

 

 

 

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

Photography by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled painting by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Patience” by Patricia Pasbrig

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 

 

“Sea Dancer” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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

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