Ilene Gruber Adams And Deborah Smith Are Featured Artists At Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens For Special December Art Show And Sale. Opening Reception Is Thursday, December 14. This Year, Give The Gift Of Art

Meet Featured artists, Ilene Gruber Adams and Deborah Smith on Thursday evening, December 14 to celebrate the season with music, wine and ART at Zero Empty Spaces, a collective of 22 artists at Legacy Place Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The space is open to the public every day from 12 – 5. An award-winning artist, Adams works in both mixed media and photography, often combining the two in installation pieces.  Her photography is bright with over-accentuated colors; her mixed media work is usually nostalgic and delicate, and looks at how our world and life mesh together.  Newer to the art stage, Smith’s art fuses images from magazines, newspapers and books to create colorful collages that are uniquely whimsical, surreal, layered and abstract. This year, why not give yourself and your loved ones the gift of art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





Celebrate  art  and  toast  the  season!

December Art Show Reception

 Zero Empty Spaces 

11300 Legacy Ave. Suite 140



Thursday, December 14, 2023

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hors d’Oeuvres, Refreshments – 

and Beautiful Art for Sale 





20% of Ilene’s sales will benefit Magen David Adom and IDF





Exhibit is available December 6, 2023 – January 6, 2024



New to Florida from Boston, Debora Smith (who has been doing collage artwork for many years) is using her retirement from a business and marketing consultation career, to spending more time on creating collages. Her art is quite eclectic, using images from magazines, newspapers, and books to create colorful collages that can be both whimsical and fanciful, or more layered and abstract in tone and composition.  Smith tells The Rickie Report, ” I generally have ten pieces going at once, so I need a fairly large surface space to mix, pick, and play with images as the spirit moves me.” Works for sale also include vibrant reproductions on ceramic tile and several size and framing options ideal for art lovers to collect or give as gifts.  

For more information:  




Ilene Gruber Adams, owner of The Marketing Works of Palm Beach, is a web designer, graphic designer, marketing guru and artist combining her business acumen with her artistic skills to create branding and marketing that best represents you or your business. She is a Wix agency partner and creates and markets businesses worldwide.

For more information:                                TheMarketingWorksPalmBeach

Call 5613460172  or email:





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

Deb Yager Is One Of The Featured Artists At Armory Art Center’s Holiday Arts Festival December 1st – 3rd And Empty Bowls December 9, 2023.

Deb Yager is a singer, songwriter and artist who is one of the participants in the Armory Art Center’s Holiday Arts Festival on Friday, December 1, Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, 2023.  From being a musician on the road from the west coast to the east coast, she also creates iconic paintings using her blind contour drawing style.  Deb is also involved in giving back to the community, so mark your calendars and RSVP for Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Trinity Delray Lutheran Church and School in Delray Beach to celebrate The Palm Beach County Food Bank-Empty Bowls event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!








Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 1 – 3, 2023





“Nomad Happy and Stoked” by Deb Yager




Friday Hours:  5 – 8 pm



Saturday & Sunday Hours:  10 am – 5 pm








“Here Comes The Sun” by Deb Yager




The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of The Square West Palm Beach. The festival takes place on the Armory’s historic campus.





“Cuba Musica” by Deb Yager






Deb Yager lived in The Live Music Capital of the World, Austin Texas as a singer songwriter. She had the opportunity to play at many notable venues and see a plethora of singer songwriters live & up close. She drew local Musicians and their instruments. Then went on the road to play music all over the west coast from Washington state to South Florida. When she found a “for rent” sign tacked to a coconut tree (not kidding) and exclaimed “Stop the Car!!” I always wanted to live in this neighborhood! Got off the road for a month that turned into ten years! Yikes!





Mermaid painting by Deb Yager




Now living in a “surf shack” turned art studio in south Florida, her work continues to expand into Bright colored Watercolor Seahorses and Mermaids, Local cottages and iconic businesses in her blind contour drawing style with watercolor.  Most recently painting brightly colored acrylic Crazy Abstract Roosters on canvas.




For more information about Deb’s appearance at the Armory Art Center’s Holiday Arts Festival:



Deb also supports the Palm Beach County Food Bank by Volunteering and also supporting their annual “Empty Bowls” Event by painting Bowls with many other artists in PBC.








The 8th Annual

Empty   Bowls   Delray   Beach




Saturday, December 9, 2023

Trinity Delray Lutheran Church and School




400 N Swinton Ave    Delray Beach, FL 33444




Register and attend The Palm Beach County Food Bank-Empty Bowls event! Deb tells The Rickie Report, “I am excited to work with such a great organization. This event is not only an opportunity to support a worthy cause but also a chance to enjoy delicious food and connect with others in the community”.




See more of Deb’s body of work at:

Instagram     @artistdebyager



Deb still plays gigs with her singer songwriter husband Bo Reynolds. You can hear her music at and her husband at




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Armory Art Center’s 7th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Celebrates Art, Music, Culture On Friday, Saturday, And Sunday, December 1-3, 2023. Free Admission And Parking

The Armory Art Center’s 7th Annual Holiday Arts Festival returns on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 1 – 3, 2023. This exciting array of works by local and out of town artistslive musicdemonstrationsfood trucks, and so much more!  Admission and parking are free!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos. 





Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401










Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 1 – 3, 2023




Friday Hours:  5 – 8 pm



Saturday & Sunday Hours:  10 am – 5 pm




















The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of The Square West Palm Beach. The festival takes place on the Armory’s historic campus.







At the Armory’s 7th Annual Holiday Arts Festival, you will discover a variety of handmade artwork including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Browse the many artisan booths for your holiday shopping, watch talented artists give live demonstrations, and enjoy kids’ activities and food trucks.








Celebrate the season and bring your family and friends to this event!


Learn more at



About the Armory Art Center:

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber & textiles, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For information, visit or call (561) 832.1776

The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401



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



Posh Design Studio Invites You To Its Season Opener Gala On Saturday, December 2, 2023. Party, Peruse, Partake And RSVP For This Free Event

Kimberly Perry, owner and curator of Posh Design Studio in Delray Beach, Florida, represents local, national and international artists. Kimberly invites the public to Posh’s Season Opener Gala on Saturday, December 2, 2023!  Peruse original paintings, sculptures, glass art, fine art photography, home décor and unique gifts. The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you to RSVP for this FREE event!








Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9169 West Atlantic Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33446












Posh Interior Shot







“Love The Beatles” by Juan Plaza










Original Artwork by Rochelle Haft




Posh is a thriving art gallery that services all types of homes, businesses and interior designers.






Original Artwork by J. Scott Nicol





Looking for an event space?


Let Posh Art Gallery host your fun party or event in the Boca Delray area!

We will provide the food, open bar, live music, treasure hunts with prizes, live artists painting, and a free Caricature Portrait of all your guests to take home as a lifetime keepsake of your event .

If you would like to have a private event hosted in Posh Gallery please contact Kimberly Perry: 561.591.3680



Gallery Hours:  

Monday  through Thursday   11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday  11 am – 8 pm

Sunday  Noon – 6 pm


For more information:


Call the gallery at 561-591-3680

Kimberly Perry, Owner  248-320-6843

Michele Cancro, Gallery Manager  561-827-5973

Rita Bartmon, Custom Framing Manager  954-536-0189





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




Call To Artists For 2024 Storefront Art Showcase At Gilt Complex In Stuart Is Open To Martin And Surrounding Counties. Deadline To Submit Is Sunday, December, 10, 2023.

The Gilt Complex in Stuart, FL  opens its annual Call to Artists for 2D works of art to be enlarged, digitally framed, and displayed on their storefront windows throughout 2024. This call is open to artists in Martin County, St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County, Okeechobee County and Indian River County. The Deadline is Sunday, December 10th and four winners will be announced on Friday, December 15th.  All artists are encouraged to apply, whether professional, emerging or hobbyist. A total of four winners will be selected in any of the following categories: Figure, Wildlife, Botanical, Still-Life, Landscape and Abstract.  Previous winners have received commissions and additional sales of their artwork.  The Rickie Report shares the details and peek at previous images.



608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL  34994






Call    to    Artists!



2024   Storefront   Art   Showcase








Each year, The Gilt Complex invites local artists from Martin and the surrounding counties to enter for the chance to have their art digitally framed and showcased on the showroom windows throughout the next year. This has become a highly anticipated event and all artists are encouraged to apply, whether professional, emerging or hobbyist. A total of four winners will be selected in any of the following categories: Figure, Wildlife, Botanical, Still-Life, Landscape and Abstract.




The contest runs through Sunday, December 10th.

Winners will be announced on Friday, December 15th.



Submit one, two, or three entries, with an entry fee of $10 per submission.



**Please note that all entries must be high-res jpegs in a portrait orientation**



Portrait orientation is important!



Landscape or square art won’t fit properly in the windows.





Details can be found at the link below.




With between 80 and 100 entries, typically, every year the art submitted and the resulting windows are different, so there’s no clear advice that can be given about what type of art or look has the best chance of being selected. They balance the four selections against one another in terms of color, texture and subject. It all depends on what is submitted and, therefore, what they have to work with.  


Katie Gianni tells The Rickie Report, “Some years ten winners could easily be chosen, while other years they struggle to find that perfect fit. Therefore, their advice boils down to this: send the best representation of your art that will pop off the windows and into the hearts of passersby”.




This year, The Gilt Complex has moved the contest to an entirely digital format. Just click the link below to their website page explaining the rules and further details. At the bottom of that page is a link to the entry form. You upload your images into that form and pay the fee directly from the form.  The Gilt Complex encourages anyone with any interest in publicly showcasing their art in Stuart to enter.




Don’t hesitate to contact them directly if you have any questions about the contest. Call Katie Gianni at 772-463-0125 or email her at


Details can be found at the link below. 




For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994



Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex




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

Clifton G. Webb And Anthony Burks Sr. Are Featured Artists At Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens. Special Reception On Saturday, November 18 In The Evening Is Free And Open To The Public. See More At Miami Art Week/Art Basel, November 30 – December, 10th

Inspired by African culture, artist Clifton G. Webb creates abstract sculpture and paintings with a visual message of positive change.  Clifton joins Anthony Burks Sr. as a Featured Artists at Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  The public is welcome to a free Reception on Saturday, November 18 in the evening.  In addition, Clifton joins the No More Starving Artists Foundation for Miami Art Week/ Art Basel from November 30 – December 10, 2023 at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel in Miami Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




1300 Legacy Ave #140      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410











Using a “visual alphabet” developed over the course of his career, formerly New Orleans-based (now living in Florida), artist Clifton Webb creates works imbued with reverence and dignity. Though the symbols he has developed may not be immediately familiar, they are unmistakably noble—and that is the intent. Webb set out to create works that would say to the world “This is me and all the people around me who don’t get to see themselves, who don’t get to see the royalty and sacredness of who the African American is.”




“Face to Face” by Clifton G Webb




Webb grew up in the Jim Crow south surrounded by a loving, nurturing, and caring community. However, he came to realize the people who made up that community were vastly under-represented in the artworks that were available to them. He asked himself, “What makes me unique? How do I make a mark that would suggest something about me, the African American? How do you know it when you see it in a gallery? What makes you say, ‘Oh, that’s African American’?”



“Siren Song” by Clifton G Webb




Clifton tells The Rickie Report, “My artistry bubbles up from a deep faith that my African American heritage is worthy of sharing and celebrating, and will inspire others who don’t see enough positive role models in the general population. As an arts educator and professional fine artist represented in museum collections and galleries around the country, my goal is to identify what is meaningful to me. I rephrase it using sculpture to translate it into a message of positivity more people can “hear” and see. I long to not only help break down negative barriers but exemplify positive images. I want my artwork to be a dialogue starter towards continuing to reframe stereotypes”.




“They Came Before Columbus” by Clifton G Webb




His images may include symbols that are unfamiliar to most viewers. This is in the hope that their piqued interest will lead them on a journey of increased knowledge and appreciation for the noble underpinnings of Webb’s culture.  He goes on to say, ” For me, the path to understanding the underlying sacredness of the African American civilization begins visually, as it has the most impact on a person’s brain. How does the coloration of the image, the subject, or the medium effect a response from the viewer. Should I choose colored pencil, create a bronze sculpture or a bas-relief in handmade paper? What are the consequences of individual choices made during an international pandemic? How can I make a difference in society?”




“Hip Hop” by Clifton G Webb




The most important question Webb continually ask himself is, “How do I translate my inner passion into a visual ‘call to action’?” My concern is not merely creating visually pleasing works of art for people to walk by or peruse in a gallery. My constant goal is to construct a visual perception that makes the viewer stop…look…ponder…read new information…integrate those insights into their lives—and change the world”.





A New Orleans cultural bearer who co-founded the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Webb taught the talented in Visual Arts in the New Orleans public schools for three decades. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Dooky Chase restaurant.  He has exhibited at many galleries and museums including Stella Jones Gallery, The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, the African American Museum of Dallas, the Chattanooga Museum of Afro-American Culture and History, the Alternatives Museum, the Atlanta Arts Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Arthur Roger Gallery and Max Hutchinson Gallery in New York.  He is now a resident artist at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Legacy Place.




About Zero Empty Spaces:

ZES creates affordable artist studios in vacant storefronts around the country where artists can create and collaborate at an affordable price and have the ability to be discovered and sell work at their studio.

Since 2021, every month ZES Palm Beach Gardens location curates featured artists of the month in their space.  This allows for the public to view and purchase art that the artists create in their studios.  Webb asked fellow studio mate and longtime ZES resident, Anthony Burks Sr. to join him as a featured artist. Burks, a Palm Beach County (PBC) native, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist who is one of the first in the Palm Beach Gardens location. He over the last 30 years is one of the local creatives, who  has largely contributed to the landscape of the arts in PBC. The artist/curator/art educator is one of several artists in the space who helped develop the “feature artists program”.









You can also see both of their works in the NMSAF Goes to South Beach Exhibition during Miami Basel Week from November 30-December 10. The exhibition sponsored by MUSE Modern &Contemporary Art Fair & curated by ATB Fine Art Group Inc. (ATB) , has 34 artists throughout the state of Florida including Palm Beach County, Dade County and even Jacksonville where they have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their art during Miami Art Week.


Kimpton Angler’s Hotel

660 Washington Avenue   Miami Beach, FL 33139




Bringing these artists to Miami Beach will give them the opportunity to connect, communicate and sell to international art collectors from all over the world. This show is at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida 33139.This event is courtesy of the 501(c)3 No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF) that’s mission is to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable personally and professionally by providing opportunities and services.






Clifton G. Webb

Anthony Burks Sr.

Zero Empty Spaces

ATB Fine Art Group Inc.






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

56th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds Has Something For Everyone November 18th and 19th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 56th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 18th and 19th at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers. The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission fees, which may be duplicated as often as you like.









Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411








Saturday, November 18, 2023

 9 am – 6 pm


Sunday, November 19, 2023

 10 am – 5 pm










Adults  $10 or 2-Day Pass $15  

Children Under 12 Free







Grand Prize Drawing

Door Prizes

Great Shopping

Geode Cracking

Gemstone Mining

Fossil Dig

Spin-the-Wheel Game

Face & Rock Painting

Kids’ Exploration Station





Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.






The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. We will also have speakers.








Decorative Items For the Home and Office


Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities




The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.

We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.

We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.







Chairman, Barbara Ringhiser said: “I’ve been affiliated with this show since 2004. Last year we were thrilled to have 2,848 people attend the two-day exhibit. Vendors were extremely happy, and the Mine did better than ever. Our Society also donates the proceeds from the Scholarship Fund Raffle to the American Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies scholarship foundation who awards 12- $4,000 scholarships every year to geophysical science graduate students at the masters and PhD level. The federation is divided into six regions and each region awards two scholarships per year.”




The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches Society holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month (except for December) at the Multi-Purpose Center across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33405. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm with a variety of interesting programs, opportunity for members to “show and tell”, birthstone challenge with prizes, silent auction and member selling opportunities.





The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches is part of a national hierarchy of mineralogical societies, including neighbor clubs, Florida Gold Coast Gem and Mineral Society (Broward County), St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club; Treasure Coast Rock and Gem Society (Indian River County), and Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild (



Find us on:

Facebook @gemandmineralspb

Twitter @gemandminerals

Instagram @gemandminerals




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


Multi-Talented Author, Illustrator And Artist Judith Karr Eisinger Is One Of The Featured Artists At “Wonder & Whimsy” Exhibit At Cultural Council For Palm Beach County . Opening Reception Is Thursday, November 16, 2023

Judith Karr Eisinger is a multi-talented fine artist, illustrator, and book author. You’ll recognize some of her commercial graphic works as well, as The Rickie Report shares her story.  The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County has chosen one of Judith’s paintings, “French Pastry”  to be part of their newest exhibit “Whimsy & Wonder”.  The Opening Reception (You must RSVP) is Thursday, November 16, 2023.  This exhibit runs through January 13, 2024.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Judith’s artwork, commercial graphics, and her latest illustrated book about her childhood escape from Communist Hungary.  




601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Beach, Fl 33460










Opening Reception:

Thursday, November 16, 2023

5–7 pm



Click to RSVP.




“French Pastry” by Judith Karr Eisinger



Sometimes we just want to be enchanted, engaged, and enthralled. In this exhibition, Florida’s flamingos will be represented in all their glory along with a wide array of quirky and beautiful visual creations. With specific installations that will evolve throughout the show’s run, visitors are encouraged to return again and again.




Exhibition: November 17, 2023 – January 13, 2024



Gallery View of Judith Karr Eisinger’s artworks



Born in Budapest, Hungary, and escaping that communist country in 1956, Judy moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began painting at an early age and, at 13, took first place for the design of the City Holiday Card.



Judy studied fine art at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cooper School of Art, which led to a four-year scholarship to Kent State University. After graduating with honors, Judy began her painting career by showing her colorful paintings at the Shaker Heights Artist’s Cooperative Gallery. Her work soon became sought after and now hangs in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.




Artwork by Judith Karr Eisinger





Soon after moving to Florida, Judy was commissioned to paint 24 paintings for the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Over the years, Judy’s talent and wealth of experience has brought an open-minded adaptive process to her paintings, which have earned her a covey of regional and national awards.

Judith Karr Eisinger’s Design for Broward Center For Performing Arts





Judy is the owner and creative lead at Yudit Design, a full-service advertising and graphic design firm located in Wellington, Florida (  Because of her belief that fine art is the essence of graphic design, Judy has received recognition both for her paintings and for her graphic design work which has garnered several Advertising Federation Silver Addy’s.




Ad Campaign For Dole.Com by Judith Karr Eisinger


Judith tells The Rickie Report, “Yudit Design is a brand new kind of marketing/advertising resource for your business. Think of us as an extended ring of top-flight creative and business talent – from award-winning graphic designers, copywriters and photographers, to veteran business coaches, strategists and media planners. Virtually all of whom, by the way, carry Big Agency resumes and have worked on Fortune 500 accounts for the last two decades…. often together”.






Judy tells The Rickie Report, “For me, art has always evolved from impressions of life, rather than a strict rendering of a given subject. In every new painting, I love the ebb and flow of line and bold colors, the power of less is more, and the ways simplicity and boldness together can magically evoke sensation.”



“Jacobs Field” by Judith Karr Eisinger



“To make these wonderful discoveries and impressions, I’ve created a unique process that I like to call “multi-media” — traditional paper and pencil emboldened by techniques using new technology. This method gives me the freedom to focus on being truly imaginative and unbounded, in my approach to the subject, in my process, in my technique.”



“Typically, I begin with an idea, traditional paper and pencil, and an original drawing. I then use computer software to ‘paint’ the solid, bold colors and print my work to canvas. Once on canvas, I complete the piece with brush and paint, making each painting a one-of-a-kind work of art, she explains.”




“Parrot Lady on Parade” by Judith Karr Eisinger





Judy’s style of painting may have changed over the years, but her fascination with the human condition as a subject matter has not.  She shares, “My favorite figure painting was done in college—an aging female model wearing the scars of life. The first painting I ever sold in the early ‘70s was of a homeless man in the depth of a Cleveland winter.  I paint because it’s what I love to do, and always have.  My first painting was in third grade. My last one, thankfully, is yet to come.”




“Escape. A Long Walk To Freedom” by Judith Karr Eisinger


October 1956. Budapest, Hungary: Life forever changed for seven year old Yudit.

Her excitement of starting school for the very first time was replaced by fear as Soviet tanks rolled down her street destroying life as she knew it. One building, one window at a time.

This harrowing true story follows Yudit and her family’s daring escape from Communist Hungary

With the unknown risks and challenges they were about to face, their fear to stay was greater than their fear to go.





For more information about Judith’s artwork, graphic design or this exhibit:

Judith Eisinger

Yudit Design









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

Wellington Art Society November 8th Meeting Features Guest Artist, Monica Postell. Public Is Welcome To This Free Artist Networking Event

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by Monica Postell on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and a presentation by Monica.  Visit the two municipal art exhibitions, “Creative” now through November 14, 2023, at the Wellington City Hall and “Concepts” now through November 28, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center.  Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek.  The public is welcome to all WAS events!






Public Is Invited To



Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday, November 8, 2023


5:30 pm



Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL







Featured Artist, Monica Postell


For more WAS information contact: Heather Bergstrom,







Watercolor by Monica Postell




Monica Postell is formerly from Chicago and visited the Art Institute of Chicago regularly. She now resides in Delray Beach and Twin Lakes, Wisconsin with a view of little Lake Marie. Throughout her business career she exercised creativity by hand-painting Christmas cards, painting ceramic gifts for friends and family, and even designing needlepoint canvases. She began to paint full time after retiring in 2019. Monica works in watercolor, pastels, and acrylics.





“Unmade Bed” by Monica Postell



Monica’s paintings celebrate color and use light and deep shadow to bring drama and atmosphere. She paints still life’s, landscapes, roomscapes, and portraits of children, adults and pets, in color saturated watercolor, guache, soft pastel or acrylic.




Portrait by Monica Postell



Monica’s recent awards include the 2022 APBC juried show Judge’s Recognition for ‘Unmade Bed’ (watercolor on cold press); the 2023 APBC juried show Featured Artist and Judge’s Recognition for ‘Sitting on the Dock’ (acrylic on canvas); and the 2023 Fall International On-line Exhibition National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (applied).



You can see more of Monica Postell’s work on the following social media outlets:





 New Exhibitions:



(Now until November 14th)

Wellington City Hall

12300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington FL, 33414



(Now  until  November 28, 2023)


Wellington Community Center

 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414










Free and open to the public weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.


Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.

All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, please email


Featured   Artists are:

Barbara Bailey

 Heather Bergstrom

 Betty Brodie

 Nancy Cinieri

 Ayesha T DeLorenzo

Kim Hope DiGiacomo

Nancy Fried

 Cynthia George

Jan Gmitter

 Laura Jaffe

Lou Ann La Bohn

Nancy Lee

 Joseph Marcou

 Paul Marshall

 Rose Gong Monier

 Susan Mosely

 Susan Oakes

Lucille Pallante

Leslie Pfeiffer

 Ava Rhodes

Marion Roberts

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

 Elaine Weber





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit




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Sue Gurland’s Paintings Explore Our Connections To “Wild Things” At Delray Beach Public Library October 30 – December 9. Opening Reception On Wednesday, November 8, 2023

“Wild Things” is an apt title for Sue Gurland’s art exhibit at Delray Beach Public Library in Delray Beach, FL. The colorful whimsical animal paintings are sure to please viewers of all ages. The exhibit opens October 30 and runs through December 9, 2023.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception and Artist Talk Wednesday, November 8th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The paintings can also be previewed at where they are available as prints, mugs, t-shirts and more.  




ART     EXHIBIT     by    SUE    GURLAND





Mon – Wed: 9 AM – 8 PM   Thurs – Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun: 1 PM – 5 PM (SEPT-MAY)






And Artist Talk:

Wednesday, November 8  

6 – 8 pm


Children Welcome




“Cranes” by Sue Gurland



Sue Gurland grew up in Woodstock, NY surrounded by artists and nature.  Before retiring to Boca Raton in 2005, Gurland was a high school French teacher, tai chi teacher, and acupuncturist.  In recent years, she has studied the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah and created the workshop “Moving through the Tree of Life: Where Tai Chi meets Kabbalah” at  




“Blue Leopard” by Sue Gurland




Gurland’s childhood influences and her lifelong spiritual journey came together when she enrolled in Intuitive Painting: Painting from the Heart taught by Carla Golembe at Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL.  




“Black Panther” by Sue Gurland




Trusting the Process


Gurland tells The Rickie Report, “Carla not only taught me the basics of painting. More importantly, she encouraged my creativity and intuition. My inner hidden child found its path to outer expression.”  Intuitive painting begins with making random marks on a blank canvas. The subject, colors and composition are yet unknown to the artist. “I have no idea what each painting will be about,” said Gurland. “I just trust that the process will guide my heart, hand and brush.”  As Gurland readily acknowledges, it is unsettling to paint without knowing what she is painting. But at some point, she has an “Aha!” moment and sees the rough outline of an animal waiting to emerge.  She then paints over distracting marks, adds definition and applies layers of paint to create texture. Gurland particularly works on each animal’s eyes to animate its spirit.






“Red Panda” by Sue Gurland





Inspired by Maurice Sendak

When asked, Gurland relates that this exhibit’s title, “Wild Things,” is in homage to Maurice Sendak. His book of the same name encouraged children to express their emotions through animal fantasies. Gurland’s paintings, like the book, appeal to the young and the young-at-heart.






“Ariel” by Sue Gurland


“We Are One”



After she finishes a painting, Gurland often discovers a spiritual connection to the image that she wasn’t aware of in the process of creating it. “My hope,” said Gurland, “is that viewers will also feel the interconnection of all living things… We are one.”  


The paintings are on sale at the exhibit and are also available as prints, mugs, t-shirts, masks, mugs and more at

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