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47 Artists Participate In Martin Artisan Guild Studio Tour January 18 & 19. Mark Your Calendars For Free Self-Guided Tour And Special Preview On January 10 At The Elliott Museum

Meet forty-seven highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 4th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on January 18-19, 2020.  This Free event brings art lovers to 30 different studios with a self-guided and downloadable maps.  A Preview Event will be held on January 10 at the Elliott Museum. At the studios, you can watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opening Reception  PREVIEW

January 10, 2020

6  – 8 pm

Available January 8 – 12, 2020

Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Boulevard Stuart, FL

 

Join us for this exciting preview of the work of the talented artists of the Martin Artisans Guild who will be participating in the area’s premier art event – the 2020 Martin County Open Studio Tour! See the artists’ work to help you decide which studios you want to visit. Refreshments will be served. Cash bar available. 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

JANUARY  18 – 19, 2020  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

 

Click Here for Video!

 

 

 

MAP IS AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

A free downloadable APP called “Martin County Open Studio Tour” is also available with artists and location information. Participation provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience the process of making art. More information is available on the following media sites: MCOST.org., Facebook, and the free phone APP.

 

 

 

The Art Studio Tour features local artists working in a wide range of mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and textiles. Artist’s studios are in the Jensen Beach, Stuart, Palm City and Hobe Sound areas.

 

 

Tour participants will be able to see actual working studios where original artwork is produced and interact with the artists. Original artwork will be available for purchase.

 

 

The first studio tour in 2017 was well attended and highly successful for all involved. The Martin County Open Studio Tour has become a traditional event every January in Martin County. This event is free to the public and information guide booklets will be available at numerous locations as well as at each art studio.

 

 

 

 

This years Artists include:

Cheryl Cote

Jane Baldridge

Lynne Barletta

Barb Bucci

Mallo Bissett

Tepa Charles

Suzanne Connors

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill 

Diana Rell Dean

Dan Defelici

Jim Dirks

Maria Dowling

Deborah Elaine

Grace Fenniman

Thomas Forster

Torenzo Gann

Dot Gelfand

Katie Gianni

Eduardo Gomez

Lorrie Goss

Pat Hoshino

Alicia Jones

Denise Justice

Helen Kagan

Renee Keil

Sue Klahne

Chris Kling

Alice Laputka

Addison Laskey

Brenda Leigh

Sheryl Levine

Karen Leffel-Massengil

Mia Lindberg

Maria McCadden

Maria Miele

Amber Moran

Lynn Morgan

Tracee Newsome

Martha Quigley

Sally Browning Pearson

Kim Rody

Danuta Rothschild

Geoffrey Smith

Mark Stall

Christina de la Vega

 

Thank you To Our Sponsors:

Stuart Art Supply, Visionary School of Arts, 3D Potter, Jewelry by Whiticar, Red Barn Furniture, The Gilt Complex, Eduardo Gomez Sculpture, Tom Campenni & Friends, ReMax of Stuart, Treasure Coast Universal Unitarian Congregation, Eventmakers, The Rickie Report, Stuart Boathouse, Whiticar Mobile Marine Services, Wm. B. Ianiero Renovations & Remodeling, Diana Rell Dean Riverhouse Workshop, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, License to Kiln – Dot Gelfand, Treasure Coast Dermatology, Tim Ioannides MD, Mark Stall Images, Sunrise Surf Shop, William Torenzo Ganaway, Martha Quigley Landfall Gallery, Lynn Morgan, Sheryl Levine, Jane Lawton Baldridge, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Sally Brown Pearson, Tom Grissman Photography & Fine Art Reproduction, Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Steaks, Historical Society of Martin County, Elliott Museum, House of Refuge Museum, The Frugal Framer, Arts Council of Martin County, Arts Foundation of Martin County, Women Supporting the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.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

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter Presents A Two Part Art Marketing Seminar At The Gilt Complex In Stuart Offering Strategies And Tips For A Successful Art Business


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Artists who want to sell their artwork need a clear and easy business plan!  The Gilt Complex in Stuart is offering a 2-part workshop with Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report and the knowledgable staff of the Gilt Complex on February 12 and 19. Don’t miss out on this hands-on practical knowledge seminar, including how to frame and hang your work to show your best advantage!  Numerous past seminar attendees and consultation clients have been accepted into traditional galleries, juried exhibits, won awards, and made major sales at Florida venues as well as at international venues. The skills they learned through these seminars and mentoring have taken them from hopeful to successful! The Rickie Report shares the details about the next seminar here.  Advanced registration is a must.  

608 Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL  34944

772.463.0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5

(Or By Appointment)

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

 

 

 

Learn….

How to approach Galleries

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Pricing Your Work

Marketing your Work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

Session 1: February 12th | 6 – 9 pm

Session 2: February 19th | 6 – 9 pm

$100 per person

RSVP by January 3, 2020

Reserve Your Seat  772-463-0125  

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Gilt Complex Shares Call For Artists. 2D Artworks Will Be Enlarged And Displayed For 12 Months


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The Gilt Complex in Stuart, Fl has opened a Call for 2D Artists.  The four chosen artworks will be enlarged and displayed in the store window front for 12 months!  This call is open to artists everywhere.  The deadline is January 10.  The Rickie Report shares the details and peek at previous images.  We can’t wait to see when yours is chosen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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

 

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill Takes Wire Wrapped Stones, Sea Glass, And Gems To A Higher Level


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When you look at Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill‘s wire wrapped jewelry necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, you wonder how her fingers make the wires into such intricate motifs! For the month of December, she will be one of the featured artists in the Palm Room in StuartLaura Kay also fabricates jewelry using silver clay, offering unique, one-of-a-kind pendants and earrings.  Stop by and meet Laura Kay and watch her as she creates on Thursday, December 19; Friday, December 20; and Friday, January 3.  Much of her work is influenced by her passion for the ocean.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Laura Kay’s jewelry – and reminds you that gift-giving is the perfect time to choose from her selection!  She also hosts jewelry parties!

 

 

 

 

​J e w e l r y     By    W h i t i c a r

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill 

 

 

 


 

 

At  

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida

 

 

MEET     THE     ARTIST:

Thursday, December 19:    

3:30 – 7 pm

 

Friday, December 20:

Noon – 3:30 pm

 

 Friday, January 3:

 3:30 – 7 pm

 

 

 

Regular Gallery Hours:

Wednesdays – Saturdays

Noon to 7 pm

Through the month of December

 

 

 

 

One of a Kind Bracelets by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

Laura Kay tells The Rickie Report, “My jewelry artist journey started about ten years ago on a cruise ship.  Some friends on the cruise talked me into going to a jewelry class even though I was completely uninterested. I went with the group, and was convinced I would not enjoy it. We made a simple pair of earrings and, amazingly, I was “hooked”.  I came home and immediately started taking classes , including the William Holland Lapidary School of the Arts”.

 

 

“Combining several media often creates interesting results.  I enjoy the challenge of working with silver clay, forming and soldering silver sheet, and wire wrap along with the objects such as gemstones”. 

 

 

 

Wire Wrapped pendants by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

TRR:   Please tell us about the variety of elements you use in creating your one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.  

LKWD:

There is a variety of processes that can be incorporated into making jewelry.  After participating in quite a few classes in various methods, I came to the conclusion that two of the areas especially captured my interest:  wire wrapping and silver metal clay.

Wire wrapping jewelry is made using no solder, heat or glue.  The design of the wire is incorporated into the jewelry and can be the focal point of the piece.  Wire wrapped jewelry allows me to incorporate a variety of objects such as beads, pearls, gemstones, coins, crystals, beach coral, shells, sea glass, and fused glass into jewelry.  I really enjoy custom orders, and my favorite custom orders are those in which I incorporate meaningful objects into jewelry especially for someone.  These have included a small meteorite, sea glass found on a special beach, and a 25th anniversary commemorative coin.  Unless I have a specific request for another type of wire, I use sterling silver or gold filled wire for the wire wrapped jewelry.

 

Silver Clay pendants by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

Silver clay is formed from very tiny particles of pure silver along with some liquid and filler. The clay must be formed and shaped within about 10 minutes as it hardens quickly as it air dries.  When it is fully dry, it is hard (similar to pottery) and can be refined and embellished.  It is then baked in a kiln at 1650 degrees for about two hours.  After cooling, it can be polished and finished with patina (if desired). The result is a pure silver piece that is about 85% of the original size.  

 

My favorite type of jewelry using silver clay is my menagerie of animals, especially sea creatures which I have made.  This collection includes Bill the Pelican, Oscar the Octopus, and, my newest, Fiona the Flamingo.

 

 

 

 

Unique wire wrapped pendant by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

TRR:  Each piece of your jewelry seems to tell a story!

LKWD:

 

I have two main objectives in my jewelry making.  First, I enjoy creating and implementing new designs!!  The potential is limitless!!  Secondly, it is always a pleasure when people come up and tell me how much they enjoy wearing my jewelry.  Sometimes they seek me out at an event to show me they are wearing some of “my” jewelry.  Frequently they will explain how they have specific outfits they wear or occasions they attend wearing my jewelry.  If they feel special, then I do also!   I am really having so much fun learning new skills and creating jewelry!!

 

I really enjoy making custom jewelry.  I have gemstones, cabochons, coral, sea glass, and beads available for use in jewelry.  If you wish to come to the studio and pick out objects to be used for a custom piece, please contact me.  In addition, I make custom pieces using your items.  If you have a memento or treasure that has been sitting in a drawer or on a shelf, consider having it turned into “wearable art.”  The possibilities are endless: maybe you have a cherished stone, sea glass, or shell from the beach, or a coin from another country, beads from a special bracelet, or even a ceramic piece from a broken bowl that could be used as a pendant or incorporated into a bracelet or earrings.  Almost anything that is a reasonable size can be used in your special piece of jewelry. 

 

 

My jewelry incorporates sterling silver, pure silver and jewelers gold into pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces.  This often features gemstones, fused glass, lamp work beads and other materials. The creation of custom jewelry is a special joy for me. Often this means taking someone’s favorite memento and turning it into an object that can be worn and enjoyed.  Much of my work is influenced by a passion for the ocean. 

 

 

 

Wire wrapped pendants by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvil include fused glass, semi-precious stones, sea glass and coral.

 

 

TRR:  You are a creative role model for people who think they can’t create!

LKWD:

I began creating jewelry ten years ago.  I have attended the William Holland Lapidary School of the Arts classes for eight years, plus several classes at the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, as well as participated in several national workshops and convention. I’m a member of the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, the Martin Artisans Guild, and the Arts Council of Martin County, all local organizations promoting the creation of art.  I’m also a member of the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide (AMCAW) and the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Society.  My father, Curt Whiticar, was an oil painter and a boat builder.  His influence included the importance of hard work and perseverance, creativity in art, and enjoyment of nature.  He was very interested in art and enjoyed making suggestions to me regarding my work.  While my children were growing up, I had a career as a mathematics teacher.  After retirement, I learned sign language and enjoyed traveling (especially if it included a boat or ship.)

 

 

TRR:  To learn more about and from Laura Kay, we urge our readers to sign up for her newsletter.  She takes us to places we’ve never been and gives us insight!

LKWD:

 

 

Newsletter:  Whiticar Waves

The newsletter is sent out about every three weeks.It features some interesting ideas and facts that applies to the type of jewelry I make, especially focusing on recent new discoveries and processes.In addition, I post information regarding other art opportunities in the area.  To receive the newsletter,  just request and send your email address and name to jewelrybywhiticar@gmail.com or request in person.

 

 

 

 

Website:

My website is jewelrybywhiticar.com   My website features my jewelry, however I do not sell on the website.  You are welcome to contact me if you wish more information about the jewelry.  

 

My jewelry is available at:

Geoffrey Smith Gallery in downtown Stuart

Geoffrey Smith Studio in Port Salerno

The Emporium at the Elliott Museum on Hutchison Island in Stuart

The Palm Room at Harbor Bay Plaza (for December)

My Studio – by appointment only (contact me)

 

Jewelry Parties:  

Host a fun afternoon or evening with family or friends.  I can either set up a jewelry party in your location or mine.  If you sent host at your location, you will provide drinks and refreshments.  If I host in my studio location, I will provide drinks and light refreshments.  I have several games (jewelry related) and/or the attendees may just wish to mingle and socialize.  I will make a formal presentation of my jewelry if requested, and I will have jewelry for sale.  The hostess will receive a gift of a bracelet, pendant, or earrings of her choice in addition to a percentage of the sales credit towards other jewelry.   

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Soul Arts Society Invites Everyone To ArtFind 2019 Open House Event On Saturday, December 7


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The Soul Arts Society invites the public to ArtFind 2019 on Saturday, December 7.  This Open House format on Stuart’s Colorado Avenue brings new discoveries at every turn!  Meet artists who live locally and sell their work nationally and internationally while browsing your favorite shops and stores.  Celebrate Stuart’s newly designated Arts and Entertainment District! The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks!

 

 

P   R   E   S   E   N   T   S:

 

ArtFind2019

Saturday, December 7

5 – 9 pm

FREE

 Refreshments, Demonstrations

 

The Creek District, Stuart, FL

( Colorado Avenue in Downtown Stuart)

 

 

Each participating business will host a different artist including painters, sculptors, and photographers for you to meet and see their work in-person.

Everything from traditional painting to contemporary assemblage to decorative refinishing is represented in this group of sculptors, muralists, illustrators, painters and photographers.

 

Visit the historic 555 Building for an Art Market in the Breezeway, Improv Comedy by TOAST, and more.

 

 

Participating businesses are just as varied as the artists!

 

 

 

 

Thank you and Welcome to these businesses that are hosting artists:

 

 

 

Bangz and Rhetta B Hair Salon+ Nadia Utto
PD/GO Digital Marketing Stuart – Beverly Bevis Jones +Leo J. Arbeznik
Beryl & Co. Jewelers+Mark Stall
The Crafted Keg+Chad Periman Arts
Curtain Design Studio+Jordan Silvia Art
The Gilt Complex +Katie Gianni Art, Colleen North, andMichael Shellenberger
Fruits & Roots Vegan Cafe+ Heather Ivins
Gray GardensDesign & Gallery + Patricia J Reagan
Kling Gallery Wine & Decor+Chris Kling Studio
The Lotus Room – an organic salon+Artistic Flow by Sophie
NOTES Music Room & Wine Bar+HEIDI LEE – Artist
Psychic & the Genie+Corina Pelloni
The Roasted Record+Debbie Craft Dunbar
Rosalind’s FITNESS studios+ Rosalind Neilen
Stuart Art Supply and Studio+Donald Voelker
Wave Hair Color & Design Studio+Sue Klahne, Custom Artwork
Whiskey and Pearls+ Bobbi Twohey, & Friends
Art in the Breezeway:Jennifer Ford, Rick Spisak, J.R. Ringdahl, and More.

 

 

ArtFind 2019 is hosted by Soul Arts Society

Soul Arts Society is a group of emerging artists of the Treasure Coast. Their purpose is creating mutual opportunities to improve as artists and to show and sell their work.  Their spring show, the third annual ArtLive will be held in April of 2020.

 

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/soulartssociety/

 

 

 

 

 

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

Martin Artisans Guild Showcases Six Artists In The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza With Premiere Exhibition Opening Wednesday, December 4. Gallery Is Open Wednesdays Through Saturdays And By Appointment


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The Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza at Sewall’s Point, Stuart announces a new fine art exhibition on Wednesday, December 4.  The Martin Artisans Guild will showcase six artists: James J. DeMartis, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill, Chris Kling, Lynn Morgan, Danuta Rothschild, and Carolyn Walsh at the free Opening Reception.  All professional artists with a long list of accomplishments, this promises to be a strong and dramatic show!  The free exhibit is open to the public at the Palm Room from Wednesdays through Saturdays, with afternoon and evening hours. The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights each of the artists.

 

 

 


 

 

At  

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida

Gallery Hours:

Wednesdays – Saturdays, noon to 7 pm through the month of November

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, December 4

5:30 – 8 pm

Complimentary Refreshments by Josephines

 Cash Bar

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida (Across from Josephines)

 

 

MEET      THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

James J. DeMartis

 

 

“She Fell To Pieces” by James J Demartis

 

 

 

In his own words:   My work seems to have progressed from an earlier moody and somber romanticism to its present stage whatever it may be called. I enjoy doing imaginary landscapes, seascapes and still lifes in either oil or acrylic, or both.   I sold the gallery in 1989 and have been living clumsily. I am subsisting on remnants of earned monies from gallery sale and exhibitions, Social Security and a lifetime of meager earnings, also VA disability pension from WWII.  I have three fine grown children and a great aptitude for assimilating, learning and living and I’ll continue painting until there are no more surfaces to paint on.”
—James J. DeMartis

He was an abstract impressionist who liked to explore different styles and media. He gathered imagery and symbolism from his vast travels.  From the Rickie Report, “His oil paintings on canvas and paper, according to Ms. Crealy Pollack on behalf of the Eggers Partnership of Architects and Planners in NYC, “reflect the sure hand of a painter schooled in Florence, Italy, but associated with the New York and Maine School of American Artists. There is a mystical quality about his work which is strongly influenced by the history of calligraphy, both ancient and contemporary.” 

 

 

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

One of a Kind Bracelets by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill began creating jewelry ten years ago.  She attended the William Holland Lapidary School of the Arts classes, has taken several classes at the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, and has participated in several national workshops and conventions.  aura Kay is a member of the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club,  the Martin Artisans Guild, and the Arts Council of Martin County, all local organizations promoting the creation of art.  She is also a member of the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide (AMCAW) and the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Society.

 

Laura Kay’s father, Curt Whiticar, an oil painter and a boat builder, was of great influence. She incorporates sterling silver, pure silver and jewelers gold into pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces.  This often features gemstones, fused glass, lamp work beads and other materials. The creation of custom jewelry is a special joy for Laura Kay. Often this means taking someone’s favorite memento and turning it into an object that can be worn and enjoyed.  Much of her work is influenced by a passion for the ocean.  

 

Laura Kay’s jewelry may be found in Geoffrey Smith Gallery in Stuart, Florida, in Geoffrey Smith Artist Studio and Gallery, and in the Emporium at the Elliott Museum.  In January 18 and 19, her studio will be stop #13 on the Open Studio Tour in Martin County.  She also publishes a newsletter “Whiticar Waves” which features her art stories and events in the area.  To join her newsletter, send your name and email to the email. Laura Kay has a studio and show room in her home.  She is open by appointment.  If you wish to  visit her studio, contact her at jewelrybywhiticar@gmail.com or 772-834-6202.  Her website is jewelrybywhiticar.com.

 

 

Chris Kling

 

 

“Beyond The See”  by Chris Kling

 

 

Chris Kling graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has worked as a professional artist since 1978. She has received numerous awards and commissions for her landscapes and portraiture throughout the US and with the Portrait Society of America including her most recent award for her portrait of “Vala”. Chris has exhibited with the Oil Painters of America and in September 2019 she was honored to show in the American Impressionist Society’s 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition in the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City. Chris works primarily in oil in a contemporary impressionistic manner. She also teaches Plein Air and Oil Portraiture in classes and workshops.  Chris has a gallery and studio in Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor in Stuart, FL and is represented by Palm City Art & Frame. Painting, to her, is reaching out to find the common emotional connection between all of us.  You may see her work on her Facebook page Chris Kling Studio and at www.chrisklingartist.com. For more information contact her directly at cbkling@bellsouth.net or 772-285-7826. 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 

“Rocky Surf” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  Lynn’s early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York.  As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself.  She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper.  As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.  

In later years, Lynn began painting with watercolors and took classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird.  She took art classes at Palm Beach State College where she was introduced to pastels, her “go to” medium.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain.  Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.

Lynn, a full-time artist, is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

 

Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

“Untitled” by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

Danuta Rothschild is an internationally known, respected award wining artist. A native of Poland, she has lived in the United States for many years. Danuta’s works have been shown in prestigious museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the United States.  She has exhibited in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Santa Barbara, and Laguna Beach in California.  Having appeared in television shows in Poland, France, and the United States, and being interviewed and published in leading California publications and newspapers, she has become an established artist in the art world.

 

Danuta’s art is collected by numerous celebrities, politicians, and collectors around the world.  Her move to the Treasure Coast has raised the bar in the art community.  The scope of her work is widely diverse and provocative. Her works often weave a historical tapestry including her own take on the Masters. An artist of considerable breadth and stature, Danuta created several series of paintings covering a wide variety of subjects.  Her art provides social commentary and very relevant issues both spiritual and profound.  It is rare to see the intensity of emotion, scope of subject matter, and a true understanding of the human psyche and spirit as she sees it.  Danuta can take a soul-wrenching subject matter and make it palatable and magical while allowing us to ask the pertinent questions that take us deeper within ourselves to gain new understandings.  For more information please visit danutastudio.com

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Walsh

 

 

“Couple Kissing” original sculpture by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

 

Ceramic artist Carolyn Walsh was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  At a young age,  she was inspired by her Aunt Jean, a ceramic sculptor.  Even though her life took another direction, she always longed to be a working artist.  In 2003, she began working and learning at the Pottery of Carlee Weston and Friends, honing her craft for the last 17 years. Since then, she has shown her work at Molly’s House, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the Beanie Backus Gallery Best of the Best Show, along with several other pop up shows through the Martin Artisans Guild. She has won several awards and is opening her own studio at her ranch in Palm City in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(3)C 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.

The group accepts membership of individuals without discrimination.Yearly Dues:

  • $35/year for Professional Members
  • $30/ year for Emerging members
  • $20/year for Student Members
  • $35/year for Supporting Members

ALL Guild members are required to serve on at least one volunteer committee.ALL NEW Guild members are required to be JURIED into the Guild; You will be accepted as either a Professional Level Artist member or an Emerging Level Artist member.

  • Professional Level Members will not be required to jury into future Guild Exhibits, Events or Martin County Open Studio Tour. Professional Level Members MUST be a member of the Arts Council of Martin County. Membership information can be found here: https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/become_a_member/
  • Emerging Level Artists are artists who are aspiring to become Juried Professional members. Emerging members will need to be juried before each event/exhibit, and will be eligible to reapply as a Professional Level Member after 1 year.
  • Student Members MUST be students with a school ID Card or a student of a MCOST Teaching Artist.
  • Supporting Members are Supporters of the Arts in the Community.

MAG Membership Year runs 3/1- end of February yearly to coordinate with the MCOST schedule.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Rody Warehouse, Usually Closed To The Public, Announces Warehouse Open House Dates!


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The Rickie Report promised an update on artist Kim Rody and her progress in rebuilding her home and studio which had been destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.  In addition to Kim and her husband making headway, we can announce a special WAREHOUSE OPEN HOUSE on the following Saturdays: November 16,  November 30, December 14, and December 28.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We have personally shopped Kim’s Warehouse before and you will be delighted with the unique dinnerware, custom giclees, note cards, tea towels, and more! Can’t make the sale dates?  Check out her web information.

 

 

KIM    RODY  

 

 

 

WAREHOUSE    OPEN    HOUSE

 

Usually only open for wholesale orders,

Kim Rody’s warehouse will be OPEN:

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 16

Saturday, November 30

Saturday, December 14

Saturday, December 28

 

 

 

10  am –  4 pm

 

 

3371 SW 42 Avenue  Unit B

 

Palm City, FL 34990

 

 

 

 

 

● Unique dinnerware for yourself, your guests, and your friends

● Custom Giclees

● Note Cards

● Beautiful Tea Towels – 100% organic cotton

● Boneyard specials 20% to 50% off! and more!

 

To schedule an appointment for a private visit at the warehouse or for directions:

Contact Sophie  772.263.0230

Can’t come? Shop online at www.rody.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

Martin Artisans Guild Showcases Six Artists In The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza With Premiere Exhibition Opening Wednesday, November 6. Gallery Is Open Wednesdays Through Saturdays And By Appointment


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The Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza at Sewall’s Point, Stuart announces the premiere fine art exhibition on Wednesday, November 6.  The Martin Artisans Guild will showcase six artists: Jane Baldridge, Lorrie Goss, Helen Kagan, Carol Kepp, Mia Lindberg, and Amber Moran at the free Opening Reception.  All professional artists with a long list of accomplishments, this promises to be a strong and dramatic show!  The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights each of the artists.  The Palm Room will be open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, with afternoon and evening hours.

 

 

 

 


 

 

At  

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida

Gallery Hours:

Wednesdays – Saturdays, noon to 7 pm through the month of November

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 6

5:30 – 8 pm

Complimentary Refreshments by Josephines

 Cash Bar

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida (Across from Josephines)

 

 

MEET      THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

Jane Baldridge

 

 

Jane Baldridge with her Artworks

 

Jane Baldridge’s breadth of artistry has brought her works to Lincoln Center, Times Square, Louvre Museum in Paris, Mint Museum, the Cameron Museum of Art, Fayetteville Museum of Art, World Festival of Art on Paper in Slovenia, and the Library of Congress.  Her newest art focuses on erosion and alchemy.  She has created in 3D, using found objects, clay, sculpture, and stained glass as well as in 2D with drawing, painting, and groundbreaking digital media.

 

 

Jane tells The Rickie Report, “Being a creative requires being somewhat fearless.  Unafraid to make something new and so different that no one understands what it is”.  She is a licensed boat captain and has lived on a boat with her husband and dog.  Now settled in on land in Stuart, she portrays her profound respect for water through her art pieces.  She shares, “I am passionate about the planet, especially about the ocean, rivers, and bays. I have profound respect  for the power of water and wind”.

 

 

 

 

Lorrie Goss

 

Dog Bowl by Lorrie Goss

 

 

Lorrie Goss creates original and custom interior water fountain art perfectly suitable for a home or professional office décor.  The water vessels as well as the interior sculptural pieces are hand sculpted from stoneware clay.  Each is designed to complement and enhance the color and theme of the base fountain.  Many pieces include hand crafted copper elements and a subtle light that adds even more interest for the functional water flow design.  All pieces are original and no two are alike.

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I am inspired by the beauty of nature with both aquatic as well as terrestrial influences. I didn’t set out to be an environmental artist, however, my work focuses on the natural matter of the earth encompassing the characteristics of clay, water, chemical elements  and how they transform into vibrant colors through the fire within the kiln”.

 

 

Helen Kagan

 

“New York, NY” by Helen Kagan

 

 

Helen Kagan PhD is a holistic therapist/artist and one of the originators in creating art with an intention to heal. For over 20 years, she has been developing er unique concept ©”Healing Arts” based on her beliefs in the mind-body-spirit connection, and art as a catalyst for healing individuals, society, and the environment. Her exhibits span the globe.

Helen tells The Rickie Report, “I believe art heals.  I believe now, more than ever, our World needs these positive energy and spiritually-based intentions, beliefs, and values.  I believe my vibrant and passionate art can enhance healing to those in need and make a difference in people’s lives”.

 

Carol Kepp

 

“New Ocean” by Carol Kepp

 

 

Carol Kepp was educated in advertising at the Cleveland Institute of Art and returned to fine art with a strong desire to help adults find their hidden talent creating paintings.  Her impressionist style artworks have won numerous awards both regionally and nationally. The colors of the ocean inspire Carol to create mesmerizing seascapes, where viewers can find serenity among the waves.

 

 

 

 

Mia Lindburg

 

Untitled Sculpture by Mia Lindberg

 

 

 

Mia Lindberg tells The Rickie Report, “Freedom is my guide when traditional theologies are questioned, and ethereal paths are chosen.  My work ‘Bridges’ the space between life and impermanence through vessels and sculpture on my wonder filled journey”.

 

Over 50 years ago, Mia’s ;eve of art was nurtured on her farm in rural Pennsylvania.  Although clay had always been one of her interests, her focus was Horticulture, applied plant sciences.  Her search for just the right vessels/pottery to nurture her projects landed Mia in the Ceramics Lab.  She realized that the plants were just a road leading her back to her true passion! Mia’s metal sculptures compliment her ceramics, offering art lovers a variety of mediums.

 

 

Amber Moran

 

 

Amber Moran with her Artworks

 

Amber Moran is a watercolor and ink artist whose artistic style of “thinking out of the box” creates a unique “window” and colorful take on the Florida lifestyle.  She draws the viewer into each painting so they feel as if they are swimming in the coral with the fish, canoeing under the cypress trees, and hearing the sounds blowing through the palm trees.  A regional, national and international award-winning artist, Amber’s distinct style and riotous colors share her passion for coastal conservation.I have always felt extremely passionate about color and detail.

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I gain inspiration every day from sights and sounds, including our Florida beaches, canals and nearby fishing villages. My goal is to draw you as the viewer ,into my art. I want to help the viewer focus in on a particular section of my artwork while seeing the whole picture. I achieve this by creating a focus that casts a “window” of color on a section of the painting with watercolor paints. I then extend my work out onto the mat with black watercolor paint and ink. I like to this of this as “thinking outside the box”.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(3)C 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.

The group accepts membership of individuals without discrimination.Yearly Dues:

  • $35/year for Professional Members
  • $30/ year for Emerging members
  • $20/year for Student Members
  • $35/year for Supporting Members

ALL Guild members are required to serve on at least one volunteer committee.ALL NEW Guild members are required to be JURIED into the Guild; You will be accepted as either a Professional Level Artist member or an Emerging Level Artist member.

  • Professional Level Members will not be required to jury into future Guild Exhibits, Events or Martin County Open Studio Tour. Professional Level Members MUST be a member of the Arts Council of Martin County. Membership information can be found here: https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/become_a_member/
  • Emerging Level Artists are artists who are aspiring to become Juried Professional members. Emerging members will need to be juried before each event/exhibit, and will be eligible to reapply as a Professional Level Member after 1 year.
  • Student Members MUST be students with a school ID Card or a student of a MCOST Teaching Artist.
  • Supporting Members are Supporters of the Arts in the Community.

MAG Membership Year runs 3/1- end of February yearly to coordinate with the MCOST schedule.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Pierce Art Club Shares Call For Artists, “In Her Image”, Focusing On Women & Women’s Issues. Exhibit Takes Place At Elliott Museum December 12 – March 15


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The Ft. Pierce Art Club (formerly Treasure Coast Art Association) shares a Call to Artists for “In Her Image”, a Juried Exhibition focusing on Women and Women’s Issues.  The exhibit takes place at the Elliott Museum in conjunction with the “Magnificent Me” exhibition.  Artists will create their own artwork on a mannequin provided by the Art Club.  The Public is invited to the exhibit December 12 – March 15.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply!  The deadline is December 7. *Membership in the club is not a requirement for this show.

 

 

 

 

 

“IN     HER     IMAGE     2020”

 

A Juried Exhibition focusing on Women & Women’s Issues

 

 

 

TO   BE  HELD  AT  THE  ELLIOTT  MUSEUM

 

 

825 NE Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island
Stuart, FL 34996 ● 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

A Treasure on the Treasure Coast Since 1961

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

December 12, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

In conjunction with “Magnificent Me”

In the Changing Exhibitions Gallery

 

*Membership in the club is not a requirement for this show.

 

 

 

Link to prospectus : treasurecoastartassociation.org.

Deadline is Saturday, December 7th between 10 am – 1 pm.

Mannequins are included in the cost of entry fee of $35.

Questions and requests for mannequins?   Call Jeanne Johansen at 772-579-1529 or email tc.art.assoc@gmail.comor fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com.

Mannequins will be available in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Call to artists, exhibits and other events please contact:

Jeanne Johansen at 772-579-1529 or email tc.art.assoc@gmail.comor fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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

 

Join Us At The mARTies To Celebrate Performing And Visual Arts Plus The Key People Who Make Them Happen. Get Your Tickets Now!


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Join us at the mARTies on Thursday, November 14 at the historic Lyric Theater to celebrate the performing and visual arts, plus the people who help make them alive in Martin County. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.  The Arts Council and the mARTies committee also announced several winners in advance of the ceremony. Rickie Report publisher, Rickie Leiter, was honored to be one of the jurors for two categories ( we’ve been sworn to secrecy).  We share the names of the honorees, ticket details and hope to see you there to support the arts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES    YOU     TO    CELEBRATE:

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 14th

 

VIP Reception  5:30 –  6:30 PM

Café Martier | 23 SW Osceola St, Stuart FL 34994

$72 (includes Awards Presentation)

 

 

 

 

Awards Presentation   7 PM

 

 

The Lyric Theatre | 59 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994

Adults $37 & Students $22

 

 

 

GET YOUR TICKETS:

 

Tickets: https://www.lyrictheatre.com/show/10190-the-marties-awards

 

2019   mARTies   Named   Award   Winners:

 

 

 

Lawrence A Sanders Lifetime Achievement in the Arts:

Guy Coheleach

Excellence in Arts Education:

Cindy Kessler

Philanthropy in the Arts:

Jerome & Phyllis Rappaport

Arts Leadership:

Karen Barnes

Corporate Leadership:

PNC-Arts Alive!

Special Recognition:

MCHS Visual Arts Team – Amanda Jones & Bryan Johnson and student artists and Kim Jones, Prescription Shop

Arts Service:

Mary Ann Loomis

2019 mARTies Award Nominees:

Adult Literary

  • Betty JoBuro

  • Linda Aileen Miller

  • June O’Brien

  • Nicki van Vonno

Adult Performing

  • Lorrianna Colozzo

  • Anna Preston

  • Tasha Shirley

Adult Visual

  • Betty Brain

  • Suzanne Connors

  • Amanda Jones

  • Rosalind Neilen

  • Roni Rottner

Student Performing Music

  • Zoe Beaton

  • Abigail Bracken

  • Sophie Bracken

  • Aliya French

  • Brandon Gunter

  • Lucas Pereira

  • Courtney Stanford

Student Performing Theatre

  • Kaitlyn Conboy

  • Julia Cuccurullo

  • Glenna Dull

  • Eliza Levy

  • Mollie Saum

  • Gina Saxton

  • Leelou Ziehm

Student Visual

  • Crystal Aguilar

  • Teagan Carregal

  • Dina Coletti

  • Isabella Gallese

  • Miguel Paes

  • Raymundo Ramirez

  • Allison Sanchez

  • Amelia Stebbing

  • Aleesia Wise

 

 

Since 2003, the mARTies have been the premier celebration of the arts – performing and visual, and the people who help make them alive in our community. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.

Beyond the nominees, the Arts Council and the mARTies committee also has several awards that are announced and named in advance of the ceremony. The categories were selected by the founding committee of the mARTies to recognize key elements that make an arts community vibrant and sustainable. The named awards represent a legacy of commitment to things such as arts education, corporate leadership and philanthropy. Visit our blog (martinarts.blog) to see past recipients of all the awards – a legacy that has grown to over 140 award recipients!

The mARTies are a signature event of the Arts Council of Martin County honoring outstanding artistic, voluntary and philanthropic achievement in Martin County which inspire a passion for and participation in the arts in our community. The event could not be possible without hours of volunteer time from our dedicated committee members and with the financial support of our sponsors.

 

 

Our website: https://www.martinarts.org/arts-foundation/news_events/marties-awards/

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 


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