Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 19th and 20th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 55th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 19th and 20th 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

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

 

(All Photography courtesy of Amelia Homan)

 

 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 20, 2022

 10 am – 5 pm

 

Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00 or 2 day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:

www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 75 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

Demonstrations

Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities

 

 

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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. This 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 (mmlg-Inc.org).

 

 Visit our website for more details: www.gmspb.org

 

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Rolando Chang Barrero Of Box Gallery Speaks At Wellington Art Society’s October 12 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to feature acclaimed artist and curator, Rolando Chang Barreo, for their October 12, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting will open with a meet and greet at, followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by Rolando Chang Barreo of Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  October 12, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero (center) receives Proclamation establishing “Rolando Chang Barrero Day”.  Left is renown activist Ruth Berman and right is Commissioner Christina Lambert

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero is best known for his social justice art in film, video, painting and art installations. He remarks, “I choose the best medium to celebrate my experiences.” He has recently been nominated for Best Artist of Palm Beach County 2022, as well as Best Art Gallery, and Best Activist. Rolando is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and various Proclamations for Cultural Leadership throughout the years. He was also awarded The Cultural Council of Palm Beach Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Leadership. Most recently he was honored by Palm Beach County, declaring June 7th, 2022 as “Artist Rolando Chang Barrero Day.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero is an experimental media artist, visionary, cultural leader, and arts advocate for over 40 years. Chang graduated from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 1990, where he was awarded the Reyerson Fellowship. Currently, he maintains a working artist’s studio behind the highly acclaimed Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an outspoken artist, community leader, and curator, Barrero has been featured nationally and internationally on CNN, CNN en Español, the New York Times, The MIT Review, and Soledad O’Brien’s “Matter of Fact.” His curatorial background includes, Latino Fine Arts in Chicago, Center Gallery (Director/Curator), The Frances Wolfson Art Gallery (Director/Curator), The InterAmerican Fine Art Gallery (Director/Curator), Ground Level on Lincoln Road (Co-founder/Curator). He is currently working on a new curatorial project at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero with his own artwork

 

Barreo is the founder of The Boynton Beach Art District, the president and co-founder of Art Synergy and The Florida Arts Association. He is the host and founder of “Hola Palm Beach”, the first bilingual arts and culture television talk show in Palm Beach County. He is passionate about, “… leaving a record of what is possible, …to inspire others to live in discovery.”

 

 

To learn more about Rolando Chang Barreo, visit The Box Gallery of West Palm Beach: https://theboxgallery.info/about or follow him on social media @rolandochangbarreo.

 

 

 

 

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 www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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New Studio For The Visual Arts Features “Our Jupiter” The First Gathering Of Native Jupiter Artists Including Edward Muñoz. Grand Opening Reception Is Friday, October 14

The New Studio for the Visual Arts (NSVA) invites you to see Jupiter like you have NEVER seen it before!  Photographer, Edward Munoz is among the first gathering of native Jupiter artists with a new exhibit, “Our Jupiter”.  The Public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some unexpected sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Jupiter… like   you’ve   never   seen   it   before!

 

 

 

Photography by Edward Muñoz

 

 

Through    the    eyes

Of    Over    THIRTY

Homegrown    Jupiter    artists

Coming    together    for    the    First    Time!

 

 

 

Be our guest at the Grand Opening Reception!

 

 

Friday,   October 14,   2022

5   –  8  pm

 

 

 

Exhibition runs through end of November, 2022

 

 

 

 

“Our Jupiter”, presented by The New Studio for the Visual Arts, invites you to experience Jupiter then and now, from the unique perspective of local artists.  Ed’s Blue Dot is proud to announce its participation in “Our Jupiter”, the first annual gathering of native Jupiter artists.

 

 

 

 

Photography by Edward Muñoz

 

The photography of Jupiter artist Edward Muñoz will be featured in this multimedia exhibition which will run until the end of November.  Come discover the Jupiter you know, and maybe even a Jupiter you are less familiar with…

 

 

Ed tells The Rickie Report, ” I am a photographer specializing in Nature and Travel Photography. I am a member of Artists of Palm Beach County, The Lighthouse Art Center, and The New Studio for the Visual Arts, all of whom are in Florida. I am also a board member of Images for Conservation of Texas. I inherited my interest in photography from my father, who did not have the resources that I have but had a love for the art”.

 

 

 

Photography by Edward Muñoz

 

 

 

Ed was fortunate to have a career that allowed him to travel all over the world, spend time living abroad, experience different cultures, and visit stunning locals and magnificent sights. From the Great Wall of China to the teahouses of Kyoto, to the living history of old Europe he came to be inspired and in awe of the diversity and beauty of our planet.

 

Ed says, “I have also endeavored to advance my skills under the tutelage of experts such as Ken Geiger, Pulitzer Prize winner from National Geographic, E. David Luria of Washington DC Photo Safari fame, Professor David Durbak teacher and professional photographer, and wildlife photographer Bill Gosanski.  My work has been recognized with several awards, the latest being a first-place prize for the 2021 Grassy waters photo contest.

 

 

 

 

Photography by Edward Muñoz

 

 

 

My wife Susan has been my loving partner, travel companion, assistant, model, promoter and critic all rolled into one. Without her, and the loving encouragement of my four adult children, and eight grandchildren, the inner light that guides my photography would be indeed dim and dull. My hope is that my photography will move people to better appreciate our environment and inspire them to protect and preserve.”

 

 

 

 

For more information about Edward’s photography and this exhibit:

Follow us on Instagram : @eds_blue_dot

Visit our Website : edsbluedot.com

 

For more information about classes, workshops, or events:  www.thenewstudiova.net

561.295.5712

 

 

 

 

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The Fluid Art Boutique (FAB) Is Coming To Delray Beach October 8, 9, 10, 2022. Renew, Refine And Revel In Paint Pour Techniques. All Levels Invited. Special Discount On Classes Through October 5th!

The Fluid Art Boutique (FABartists  Karen Durishin, Sarah Mack, Cathleen Ozmore, and Mina Villegas, joined forces to create, teach, and share their work by offering workshops, private lessons, and art for sale. Meet special guest artists Molly Leach,Erica Hughes, Michelle Galli and sign up for a series of workshops in Delray Beach, FL on October 8, 9, and 10, 2022. Make your reservations NOW!  All levels of experience are welcome! Special dinner options are open to participants.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Art lovers are welcome to shop! SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON CLASSES THROUGH OCTOBER 5TH!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER

https://www.fluidartboutique.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old School Square/Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

 

Looking to learn or enhance your fluid art talent?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet and interact with some of your favorite fluid artists!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop for new artwork for your home or office!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’re   in   the   right   place!

 

 

REGISTER

https://www.fluidartboutique.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Fluid Art Boutique!

 

 

Who    We    Are:

 

 

The Fluid Art Boutique (affectionately known as FAB) currently includes 4 artists: Karen Durishin, Sarah Mack, Cathleen Ozmore, and Mina Villegas, who have come together to create, teach, and share their work by offering workshops, private lessons, and art for sale. FAB also includes special guest artists on a rotating basis; and looks to offer workshops in numerous destinations across the country.  

 

 

 

REGISTER

https://www.fluidartboutique.com/

 

 

 

Here    are    some    sneak    peeks    of    classes:

 

 

 

Karen Durishin – Deconstructed Blooms Abstract

 

 

 

Karen Durishin of Waterfall Acrylics, LLC from northern Virginia is a mixed-media artist working primarily with fluid acrylic paint and epoxy resin for the last six years. Karen is self-taught and has been dabbling with Mixed Mediums, in one form or another, since 2014, and became a full-time artist in 2019. Karen’s work has been shown in multiple art galleries in the Washington DC area, and she is the recipient of several awards from juried shows. Most recently, she was the substantive expert judge for the TV show “Meet Your Maker” now airing on Discovery+. Karen is well known for her use of color and has a keen eye for composition. To date she has sold over 1000 pieces of fluid art, and teaches regularly from her home in northern Virginia. Her work can be viewed on most social media platforms and her website under her business name Waterfall Acrylics. Karen is married and has a teenage daughter, a cat named Bella, and a puppy named Finnegan.

 

 

Sarah Mack – Galaxy Pour Landscape

 

 

Sarah Mack, New England native and mother of three, has a lifelong passion for art, she finds relaxation and joy in creating works that both challenge and delight. While experienced in many mediums her current passion is the Acrylic Based Fluid medium. With over 25 techniques used in the creation of Fluid Art the artist is constantly learning, evolving and adapting. It is that creative process that is recognized by those who admire her work, one such connoisseur had this to say about Sarah’s work, “The abstract nature of the work challenges you to look at areas within areas of the painting, you get lost in the inner-ness, enthralled in its beauty.” Sarah was a principal artist at the Fluid Art Experience workshop in 2021; and at the Fluid Art Boutique in 2022. You can find her work hanging in Boston restaurants and she has been showcased at Art On The Mall in Newburyport for multiple years. Sarah embraces that each piece she creates is unique,” No two pours will ever be the same, there is a lack of control in the art-form that draws me in, the craft of constructing the pour, the prep of the surface, the creation of layers of color, manipulation of light and dark, contrast and shadow are all subject to the randomness of the pour and the elemental process of the work.”

 

 

Cathleen Ozmore – Advanced Swiping

 

 

 

Cathleen Ozmore says, ” From my early days as a potter in Upstate New York to today, creativity has always played a pivotal role in my personal and business pursuits. After a successful 30 year career in both Landscape Design and Interior Decorating, I began my journey into the fluid arts as a way of releasing my creative juices. Having studied many contemporary artists, I started developing my own style of “less is more” using a combination of existing and personally developed techniques. From “The No Bra Zone” (a euphemism for the free flow of design, color, and shape), I began teaching and sharing my techniques with those that desire to similarly release their own creative spirit. I am so honored to share in your journey”.

 

 

 

Mina Villegas – Splendid Split Cups

 

 

 

Mina Villegas is a paint pouring artist based in Southern California. She and her Husband of Awesomeness (HoA) create beautiful paint pouring tutorial videos for her YouTube channel, Mina Villegas Art.  Mina started her professional career as a Doctor of Chiropractic, then married and became a full-time Mom to two beautiful daughters. When the kids were both in school, she started working with succulents and fell head over heels in love with the colors and shapes and textures. She then started her own landscape design firm which created gorgeous Succulent Tapestry landscapes for residential and commercial business properties. Her use of color in plants and rocks and weaving them together was a launching pad for her art journey. Choosing the right colors and creating pleasing composition has always been one of her strong suits. She began paint pouring in October of 2018 and has been learning and teaching ever since. She has participated in Art Shows around Los Angeles and taught many students the basics and more advanced techniques of acrylic paint pouring. Her easy going attitude and sense of adventure and experimentation create some gorgeous artwork and a welcoming learning experience for students of all levels. Her classes discuss color theory, consistency for different techniques, working on big canvases, tips and tricks of the professionals, using negative space, and creating beautiful composition in your artwork. Mina and her Husband of Awesomeness live in California with their two teenage daughters, their cat Ming Ming, and their puppy Baxter.

 

 

 

 

Molly Leach – Balloon Smash and Dip Technique

 

 

 

 

Molly Leach is an internationally-known abstract fluid artist. Molly has grown up in coastal cities and draws her inspiration largely from the ocean. She now works primarily with acrylics and some mixed media. She has enjoyed teaching the abstract fluid art form since 2018 and currently is co-author of teaching the abstract fluid art form since 2018 and currently is co-author of the online course, Acrylic Pouring A to Z. She resides in South Florida and is looking forward to bringing her passion for art to the rest of the world. Her hope is to inspire others to feel the emotion and movement in her artwork. She uses bright, contrasting colors and creates unique compositions to interest the audience. Molly uses thinned water-based and acrylic paints and mediums to create chemical reactions to create her beautiful artwork. Molly has participated in multiple juried Fine Art shows and enjoys creating commissioned artwork. Molly is well known on social media as Molly’s Artistry, LLC.

 

 

 

 

Erica Hughes – Dutch Bloom Blow Out And Spin

 

Erica Hughes is an internationally-known abstract fluid artist from Chicago IL. Although a native of Chicago, Erica has resided in Dublin, Ireland with her two wonderful children (Tommy and Layla) and husband Tom for almost ten years. Erica has always had a very deep connection with the healing power of expression through creative art in all of its beautiful forms, from playing music, cake design and decoration, to her wonderfully unique mixed media/fluid art. She has a particularly keen eye for color palettes and composition, paired with a very expressive freestyle approach, which has been described as “a joy to watch”. Erica started her YouTube channel “Erica Hughes Art” (150k subscribers) for the sole purpose of sharing and (hopefully) connecting with others. “Fluid art has been such a big positive in my life. Like a door to another place, it offers an escape through barriers that previously seemed impossible. So if I can help even just one person unlock that door… I’m where I want to be.”

 

 

 

 

Michelle Galli – Pearl Pours

 

 

 

 

Michelle Galli is a full time resident of Dania Beach, Florida and a Canadian citizen. Growing up in Canada fostered a dream to move south someday. A career as a flight attendant helped her realize that dream to make the move to paradise.  Working as a massage therapist and flight attendant for 20 years each consecutively qualifies her for a book deal for certain! Her passion for art and creativity is matched only by her sense of humor and zest for life!  “If you’re doing what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life!” Her positive energy and experimental style is shared for all to experience through her YouTube channel, Grateful Creations. She feels that to be inspired and to inspire is very satisfying.  Acrylic pouring has become one of her passions.  She’s always trying new things and doesn’t limit herself creatively. She especially loves pearl pours.  Other techniques, such as straight pours, blooms, swipes, cloud pours and resin art are also in Michelle’s repertoire and she is constantly expanding it. Michelle’s work has been featured at several art festivals, the Fort Lauderdale airport and Dania Beach City Hall.

 

 

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Website:    https://www.fluidartboutique.com/

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fluid_art_boutique/

 

 

 

 

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Set Your Cultural GPS For Wellington As Art Events Offer Multiple Opportunities To Meet The Artists And Enjoy A Pop-Up Event At The Mall

Set your cultural GPS for three events sponsored by the Wellington Art Society (WAS)!   Saturday, September 16 – 18 celebrate the “Fall for Art” Pop-Up Gallery at The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green with an Opening Reception (Saturday, September 18).  Enjoy free demos and meet the artists!  A new art exhibit “Effects”is open now through November 29, 2022 at the Wellington Community Center. The art exhibit “Elegant” is at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15, 2022.  A joint Public Reception will be held on Tuesday, October 4 will be held so art lovers can enjoy both!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

S E P T E M B E R    16  –  18 ,  2022

 

 

 

Saturday, September 17th   5  –  8  pm

 

 

Hours:  Friday & Saturday, 10 am–8 pm; Sunday,  11 am–3 pm

 

 

 

Art lovers are invited to meet and mingle with the featured artists, enjoy artists demonstrations, and attend the Fall for Art Reception and Awards ceremony!  Proceeds will benefit the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green is located inside The Mall at Wellington Green

 

 

10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 175,     Wellington, FL

 

For more information, visit WellingtonArtSociety.org, or contact Leslie Pfeiffer at (561) 632-3677 or mysticway1@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Mall at Wellington Green:

The Mall at Wellington Green in Wellington, FL is a 1.2 million square foot, two-level regional shopping destination, and it features over 160 stores. Retail and restaurant favorites include Macy’s, Dillard’s, Apple, Brighton, Chico’s, Forever 21, H&M, Helzberg Diamonds, Zales, Tommy Bahama, City Furniture, Lemongrass, Cask + Shaker, Ford’s Garage, The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, and more. For more information, visit shopwellingtongreen.com.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society

Announces    New   Exhibition    “Effects”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to experience “Effects” at the Wellington Community Center located at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. The exhibition will be open weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from August 16 to November 29, 2022. This exhibition is running concurrently with WAS’s “Elegant” exhibition at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15th. 

 

 

 

Opening   reception   celebrating   both   exhibitions

 

 

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

5  –  7  pm.

Two venues – one great night!

 

 

Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. Boutique items by WAS members will be available for purchase during the reception. 

 

 

 

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 presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to visual artists of all mediums and art enthusiasts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries and venues, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Kicks Off New Art Season With Its September 14th Meeting Featuring Heather Bergstrom And Tips To Turn Your Passion Into A Career

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to begin its 42nd year with their first event of the season on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The meeting takes place at the Wellington Community Center with a meet and greet followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by local artist Heather Bergstrom on “How to Turn Your Passion into A Side Hustle or Career”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Heather’s artwork.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday, September 14 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

HEATHER   BERGSTROM

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom has spent a lifetime pursuing her passion and skill as an artist. Her favorite mediums are graphite, charcoal and acrylic paint. She loves to tell stories with her art, painting poignant scenes which translate into universal feelings of contentment, nostalgia, or joie de vivre. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom with Macro Flowers

 

 

 

Heather is originally from New Haven, Connecticut where she worked in the public school system. Several years ago, she and her family moved to Florida where she got a job at a local private school. Throughout her career, she never lost her enthusiasm for art. When she wasn’t working, she was creating. In fact, during her lunchbreaks she was often found drawing in the teachers’ lounge. As more and more people started asking to buy her art, it dawned on her that this might be a nice way to make a little extra cash. In her free time, she began slowly building a portfolio of works, a website and a social media presence. 

 

 

“Life Lesson” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

Then the global pandemic forced schools to shut down, leaving many people, including Heather, without a job. Though this was a difficult time, Heather saw it as an opportunity to grow her art side hustle into a full-time career: A dream that she previously thought would have to wait until retirement.

 

 

 

 

“Bonnie Bluebird” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Around this time, Heather met master artist, Laurie Snow Hein, through the Wellington Art Society. Laurie appreciated Heather’s passion and business sense and hired her practically on the spot as her assistant. Heather says, “meeting Laurie was providential. I have learned so much from her experience as a professional artist and have applied that knowledge to my own art business.” Now Heather enjoys sharing her art marketing expertise with other creatives.

 

 

 

 

“Joy Comes With The Morning” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom is an active Board member of the Wellington Art Society and serves on the Marketing Team. In 2020, she received the People’s Choice Award at the South Florida Fair and in 2021 she received the People’s Choice Award for the “Wonders of Art” Exhibition at Wellington Community Center. To learn more about her, please visit her website at www.HeatherBergstrom.art and follow her on social media @HeatherBergstromArt.

 

 

 

 

 

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 www.wellingtonartsociety.org.  

 

 

 

 

 

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

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South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild Announces September 17, 2022 Newbie Workshop To Explore This Eclectic Medium

The South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild (SEFPCG) has been in existence since 2006.  The members, with various backgrounds, promote polymer clay as an art form by sharing their individual knowledge and ideas of polymer clay with others.  You are invited to a free “Newbie Workshop” on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Members will share their expertise to educate those who might be interested in working with polymer clay but know little about it. The Rickie Report shares the details about the free workshop and shares some photos of previous projects by members.  SEATS are LIMITED To 6 PEOPLE!  RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!

 

 

 

SOUTH    EAST    FLORIDA    POLYMER    CLAY    GUILD

 

 

 

 INVITES  YOU:  

 

 

“NEWBIE  WORKSHOP”

 

 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

 

 

 

10 am – 3 pm

 

 

 

Popular Polymer Clay Projects by SEFPCG Members

 

 

Kings Point Art Room**

7000 W Atlantic Ave.    Delray Beach Florida

 

 

NO    EXPERIENCE    REQUIRED!

 

 

 

FREE    OF   CHARGE

 

 

 

RESERVE    YOUR    SPOT !

 SEATS    ARE    LIMITED

 

 

 

 

 A Polymer Clay and Beginner Tool Kit will be provided for Newbie Workshop Project

 

Learn basic Polymer Clay skills including conditioning clay, skinner blends and & other techniques using polymer clay.

 

 

All materials will be provide by guild.

Bring a container to bring your project home.

 

 

RSVP 

Deadline to reserve your Newbie Worksheet seat is September 16, 2022

 

 

 

RSVP contact phone, text and email to:

Helene de Laurentis, SEFPCG President

(561) 221-4526. Call or Text

Email: helenedelaurentis@gmail.com

 

 

Rosemarie Friedman, SEFPCG V. P.

(516) 852-5520

Email: Ro24hans@yahoo.com

 

 

Natalie Herbin, Membership Chairperson

(917) 922-1343

saftiscreations@gmail.com

 

 

 

Each month, SEPFCG offers a forum for guild members to share their experiences with each other on the last Sunday of each month year round in the Kings Point Golf and Country Club Delray Main Clubhouse Art Room.  AS this is a gated community an RSVP is recommended.  Some of our projects include jewelry, home decor items/photo frames, garden decor/windchimes, seasonal decor/figurines and more!  Two or three times a year, our guild engages professional polymer clay artists from all over the world to teach at each one of our Sunday workshops.  We’ve had the privilege of hosting polymer artists Anna Shaw, Christi Friesen and Suzanne Ivester.  Each came to our guild and taught at a thrilling, educational Sunday workshop.  Our Membership dues are $36 a year, and you may attend one workshop for free before joining. SEFPCG is focused on bringing the art of polymer clay to new people.

 

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS    TO    EVENT:

 

 

**Must have photo ID to enter gate to Kings Point

(At the gate, state that you are coming for the Polymer Clay Guild Meeting in the Art Room)

 

 

RSVP NOW

SPACE   IS   LIMITED   TO   6  “NEWBIES”

 

 

FOR    ADDITIONAL    INFORMATION:

 

 

Helene de Laurentis, SEFPCG President

(561) 221-4526. Call or Text

Email: helenedelaurentis@gmail.com

 

 

Rosemarie Friedman, SEFPCG V. P.

(516) 852-5520

Email: Ro24hans@yahoo.com

 

 

Natalie Herbin, Membership Chairperson

(917) 922-1343

saftiscreations@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Kings Point, Delray Beach Club House Art Room 7000 West Atlantic Ave   Delray Beach, FL 33446    561-499-0464

Manned Main Entrance Gate 561-499-7751 Club House  http://kingspointdelray.com/ (website home page)

(Sorry, Kings Point does not allow children in the Club House.)

Driving Directions:

• From Rte 95:

  1. Take Rte 95 to the W ATLANTIC AVE EXIT (Rte 806) in Delray Beach.
  2. Go WEST 5 miles (toward the FL Turnpike).
  3. Continue WEST until you cross Jog/Power Line Rd.
  4. Go to next lights and turn LEFT into the main manned security gate of Kings Point, Delray Beach.
  5. Tell guard you are going to the Polymer Clay workshop in the Art Room and that you are to park in the East EndCafé Parking Lot.
  6. Go straight and then right to the Club House and park free in the parking lot on the right and enter through thecourt yard.
  7. Because you are not a Kings Point member, you may be asked to leave your auto license or an ID at the guard desk and to pick it up when you leave.
  8. From the guard desk, turn right to the entrance to the Art Room, second room on your right.

• From FL Turnpike:

  1. Get off at the W ATLANTIC AVE (Rte 806) EXIT in Delray Beach and go EAST.
  2. Go about 2 miles EAST past Oriole Plaza on your left.
  3. Cross Cumberland Drive and turn right at the next lights into theKings Point Delray Beach AdultCondominium Main Security Gate on your RIGHT. (If you reach the Jog Rd lights you have gone too far by 1⁄2mile so make a U turn and go back to next lights and turn left into gate).
  4. Tell guard you are going to the Polymer Clay workshop in the Art Room and will park in the East End CaféParking Lot.
  5. Go straight and then right to the Club House and park free in the parking lot on the right and enter through thecourt yard.
  6. Because you are not a Kings Point member, you may be asked to leave your car license or an ID at the guard desk and pick it up when you leave.
  7. From the guard desk, turn right to the entrance to the Art Room, second room on your right.

Entry to Kings Point Community and Club House Directions: To gain entrance to the main club house;

To Enter at the back Club House Guard Desk. A member, who is a Kings Point Resident, will be available to bring non-residents into the Art Room.

 

 

 

FOR    ADDITIONAL    INFORMATION:

 

 

Helene de Laurentis, SEFPCG President

(561) 221-4526. Call or Text

Email: helenedelaurentis@gmail.com

 

 

Rosemarie Friedman, SEFPCG V. P.

(516) 852-5520

Email: Ro24hans@yahoo.com

 

 

Natalie Herbin, Membership Chairperson

(917) 922-1343

saftiscreations@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

GardensArt Of Palm Beach Gardens Art In Public Places Presents “Touched By The Sun” By Watercolorist John Bowen August 24 – November 29, 2022

GardensArt, a City of Palm Beach Gardens art in public places program, presents “Touched by the Sun”, by watercolor artist, John Bowen . The exhibition runs August 24-November 29, 2022, at the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center. John’s uplifting paintings bring brightness and joy to viewers through every day scenes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Touched    by    the    Sun”

 

 

 

“A Face in the Crowd” by John Bowen

 

 

 

 

Exhibit At 

Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center

 

 

5110 117th Court N.,    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

Hours:

Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am – 9  pm

Friday, 7:30 am – 7  pm

Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 am – 3  pm

 

 

 

 

 

“Bikes at the Art Show” by John Bowen

 

 

 

John Bowen was born in New York City and spent the next 19 years there and in North Jersey, before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1961. He was an illustrator in the service for eight years, including a one-year tour in South Vietnam, graphically documenting Airlift Operations in 1968.

 

 

 

“Scarecrows” by John Bowen

 

 

 

John self-published an illustrated memoir in 2013. The book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”, was awarded a Silver medal by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, in 2014. In 1969 Bowen left the Service, moved to South Florida, and went to work in the Advertising Art Department of the Miami Herald.

 

 

“A Stop at the Wine Shop” by John Bowen

 

 

 

He spent the next 40 years working in the newspaper advertising business, before retiring. Throughout all those years, Bowen was creating paintings in watercolor for his own pleasure. Bowen now paints full time and is a signature member the Florida Watercolor and Gold Coast Watercolor Societies.

 

 

 

 

 

“Carolina Wren” by John Bowen

 

 

Founded in 1989, GardensArt is a unique program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community.

 

 

 

For more information about John Bowen’s exhibit:

Call (561) 630-1116

Email astepper@pbgfl.com,

Visit www.pbgrec.com/gardensart

 

 

 

 

For more information about John Bowen’s artwork, exhibits and book, please visit:

 

 

Call (954) 257-1663

Email jbowenartist@aol.com

www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com

Facebook

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Opens Call For Regional Printmaking Exhibition To Established And Emerging Artists. Public Reception September 29. Deadline To Enter Is September 15, 2022.

The Armory Art Center Opens a Call for Regional Printmaking for an Exhibit from September 30 – October 20, 2022.  The public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 29. Eligible  categories include: Collage, Mixed media, Textiles, Silkscreen, Intaglio Printmaking, Relief Printmaking, Etching, Lithography,  Serigraphy (Screen Printing), Monotype, Woodcut, Linocut, Engraving, Drypoint, Aquatint, Spit bite Aquatint, and Photogravure.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges established and emerging artists to apply!

 

 

 

 

 811 Park Place     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to become a leading artistic and cultural center.

 

 

 

 Public  Opening   Reception

Thursday, September 29, 2022 / 6 – 8 pm

 

 

 

Armory hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday, 9am-11am

 

Exhibit runs thru October 20, 2022 and is located  in Montgomery Hall

 

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Art   work   accepted   includes:

 

Collage | Mixed media | Textiles | Silkscreen

 Intaglio Printmaking Relief Printmaking | Lithography

 Serigraphy (Screen Printing)

Monotype | Woodcut | Linocut | Engraving

Drypoint | Etching | Aquatint | Spit bite Aquatint | Photogravure

 

 

  • Applications accepted NOW thru September 15th
  • All entries must arrive with label attached to print; Required label is to include your name, title of work, dimensions and type of media
  • Application is a flat fee of $30.00 for up to 3 pieces
  • Payment accepted on Armory Art Center website https://armoryart.org/call-for-artists/ 
  • Consignment is encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Artist receives 70%, gallery receives 30%  
  • Juror / TBA 

Confirmation of acceptance/ September 19, 2022

 

   APPLY  HERE 

 

 

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 www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

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

 

 

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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Lake Worth Art League Public Reception for Summer Show Is Sunday, August 14 Featuring Over 40 New Artworks

The Lake Worth Art League invites the public to the FREE Reception on Sunday, August 14, 2022 to see the newest Summer Exhibit featuring over 40 new pieces of artwork.  The Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth Beach is located at 604 Lucerne Avenue in the vicinity of many restaurants. Summer hours are Wednesday thru Sunday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, capturing the time when the downtown area is the busiest! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges art lovers not to miss this exhibit!

 

 

 

 

Summer hours:

Wednesday thru Sunday from 3:00 pm –  7:00 pm

 

 

The Lake Worth Art League presents :

 

 

“  A   Summer   to   Share  ”

 

 

 

Open Public Reception:

 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

 

 1     to     3 pm

 

 

 

Light refreshments will be served

 

 

LWAL welcomes all artists to become members!

During the season (Oct. thru May) we have 8 judged shows where you can compete for ribbons and money prizes. Members may also place items in our boutiques for sale. The Lake Worth Art League is a 501(c)(3).

For more information about our art league go to:lwartleague.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