Martin Artisans Guild Reaches Out To Help Fellow Artist Whose Home And Studio Was Devastated By Hurricane Dorian

The Martin Artisans Guild, a group of professional, working artists is asking the public to help Kim Rody, whose home and studio was devastated by Hurricane Dorian in Hope Town, Bahamas.  Grateful that she and her husband are alive and safely regrouping in the Stuart, FL area,  we’re sharing a Call For Art Supplies.  Kim needs canvas, paints, brushes and any art supplies you can donate.  The Rickie Report shares the details for drop-off spots. Please share with your friends and neighbors – you never know who has a stash of canvas or paints they won’t be using!!!  




How You Can Help Kim Rody

Rebuild Her Life After Dorian’s Devastation

Kim Rody-Kopp has been a professional fine art painter since 2000, when she dropped out of the corporate world to paint full time. She began gaining a following in South Florida and the Bahama Islands by painting large, colorful and dramatic canvases of fish, turtles, palm trees, and all things tropical, and became known over the last decade as the “fishartista”.


“Love at First Sight” by Kim Rody




Living on her boat in Hope Town Harbour in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas, she met and married the sailor on the next mooring, who introduced her to sailing on the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as a log cabin outside of Asheville, NC. 






Dishes With Fishes by Kim Rody





Her work is appealing to clients looking for a dramatic, bright, and colorful feel which pulls the viewer in and under, into the world she loves best, and that few enjoy first-hand. This website showcases hundreds of images categorized by subject. In addition to original art, images are also available as limited editions on heavyweight watercolor paper, open editions on canvas, posters, note cards and holiday cards, and images kiln fired into quality bright white porcelain dinnerware.




1)    Martin Artisans Guild Meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019      6 pm

The Palm Room     Harbor Bay Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Blvd  Sewalls Point, FL 34996



2)   Aya Fiber Studio

 4745  SE Desoto Ave Studio H,

Stuart, FL 34997    


3)    Stuart Art Supply & Studio

43 SE Kindred Street

Stuart, FL 34994





For more information about Martin Artisans Guild:



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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces A Multiple Image Workshop Plus Fall Preview Of Classes At Open House

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is offering a special workshop with Barbara Wasserman on August 10. Learn to use multiple images of one model to form a composition.  Stop by the Art School’s Open House on Saturday, August 24. Meet the instructors, learn about our art classes, and visit the art studios see art demonstrations in drawing, jewelry, pottery, painting, sculpture, textiles, youth and teen art classes. Participate in an art supplies raffle sponsored by Blick Art SuppliesThe Rickie Report shares all of these details and some sneak peeks.  Check out these classes and register now!









Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486






August 10th, 2019

10 am – 4 pm






Using live nude models, students will develop a single composition from three to four poses. The emphasis will be on how to put these poses together using the same model to form a composition. Large format permitted but not require. All mediums accepted. (Bring lunch for an hour break.)

Instructor: Barbara Wasserman 


$15 Model fee

More about Barbara Wasserman:

Barbara Bio:






Saturday, August 24


1 – 4 PM






Meet the instructors, learn about our art classes, and visit the art studios see art demonstrations in drawing, jewelry, pottery, painting, sculpture, textiles, youth and teen art classes. Participate in an art supplies raffle sponsored by Blick Art Supplies.   A fun Saturday event for the entire family and great way to meet current students and teachers in the Art School.

Free and open to the public.






For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486





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Behind The Scenes With The Southern Handcraft Society: An Interview With Pam Warren

The Southern Handcraft Society (SHS) has five extremely active groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The Rickie Report asked Caren Hackman to investigate the history and current status of SHS.  We include her interview with Pam Warren, President of the Delray Beach Pineapple Grove Chapter and photos.  SHS is a wonderful arts organization to get involved with, be it the camaraderie, learning new techniques, or being able to sell your creations. SHS presents high quality crafted items, which often become family heirlooms, to be passed to the next generation.  Anyone interested in preserving, enriching, and trying creative crafts is welcome to attend a monthly meeting to see if this is the organization for you!







Behind the Scenes 

Southern Handcraft Society With Caren Hackman:






TRR:  Tell our readers how SHS came into being.


The Southern Handcraft Society was founded in January of 1985.  The founder, Laura Kluvo (also known as Laura “glue gun” Kluvo)* had envisioned fellow-minded crafters who would be educated through preserving and enriching creative crafts. Currently there are five groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, totaling about 190 members who meet once a month each. 


Rustic board and two examples of the fairy doors designed and painted by Pam Warren



TRR:  How did you get involved in crafting, and in particular with the Southern Handcraft Society?




Ever since I was a little kid I have enjoyed making things.  I would make paper dolls and their clothes as a gift for my younger sister.  Then, in Girl Scouts, my favorite badge to earn was “the dabbler”.  It included sewing, painting, gluing and miscellaneous other “skills”. As an adult, crafting primarily involved sewing.  I took a class at a quilt shop called “shadow quilting”.  The teacher was Laura Kluvo and she asked me to join a group of ladies she was organizing into a crafting “club”. This was 1985 and the beginning of the Southern Handcraft Society (SHS).



A woman who organized large craft shows contacted Laura. The woman needed help to run the shows. The first show was held in a model home in the newly developed Woodfield Hunt Club division in Boca Raton. We all had things (mostly Christmas ornaments) for sale in the show.  Within a couple of years that group of thirteen ladies had grown and totally assumed the running of the craft show. As it happened, I was the first chairman of our own show and by then we had moved the show to Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton.



Somewhere along the way I took a painting class and was totally hooked on painting. I have had a wonderful time learning and then sharing what I learned by teaching classes.  I made it a point that as each of my two grandchildren turn three years old, I would start teaching them to paint with me. This is a part of what S.H.S. is about…we want to enhance our various fields of crafts and our enthusiasm to be creative with others.



S.H.S. has grown to five chapters in the Broward and Palm Beach County areas.  Each of our chapters produces at least one large craft show annually; some have more than one show a year.  Chapter members, as well as outside artists are juried into the shows.  We are intent on presenting high quality crafted items.  Each chapter, through the shows, creates the opportunity for us to sell our crafts.  We, also enjoy social times and learning experiences at our meetings and at an annual retreat.



Witch doll and owl pot holders made by Judy Jensen; Ghosts on small gourds, designed and painted by Pam Warren




TRR:  Can you tell us some stories from the early days with SHS?



At the  first show SHS put on, so many of the ornaments sold that member Maureen Hitch and I sat on the floor in the inventory room  making more ornaments as quickly as we could in order to keep up with the demand!


Delray’s Pineapple Grove, the Delray chapter, took road trips during which members would work on crafts together. About 20-25 women went on one of our early trips to a hotel in Daytona Beach. The hotel welcomed the crafters and set up tables in the lobby for them. All of the SHS members plugged in their glue guns and began to work on projects. Apparently we over-taxed the electrical system in the hotel and all of the lights went out….but the hotel took this in stride and asked us  to stagger our use of the glue guns.




TRR:  Do you keep up with current style trends to keep your craft items relevant to today’s home décor?



Yes! As styles change, the Southern Handcraft Society keeps up with the popularity of interior and collectable trends.


Paintings of lighthouses and an orchid on wine bottles painted by Pam Warren





Caren: What is trending now? 


Items that are utilitarian. No dust collectors. People don’t want to just purchase items to decorate their home. They are looking for unique utilitarian items such as piggy banks, decorative plates…items that are practical and unique. I enjoy taking classes from other crafters to discover new creative ideas. The fun of it is hunting for new surfaces to convert to “something else.”



Many people can’t get to the beach, but like to bring the “beachy” feeling into their home. SHS keeps track of color trends. The paint company, Deco-Art Americana, offers one and two minute demonstrations of the newest trending colors being used.  



*Laura K taught a certain technique of quilting, but earned her name “glue gun” while showing how to put together ornaments. A touch of glue here, a touch of glue there and voila, the perfect ornament. She took great joy in spreading her love of crafts and hoped to share it with everyone.


Unfortunately, crafts “manufactured” in China are making inroads into the handcrafter work so the group makes an effort to stay one step ahead.





Nautical Santa with tree and shells created by Pam Warren






Caren: What sort of craft items are you currently working on?


I pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – wood, metal, glass and fabric. I have tried to paint on plastic, but am not happy with the current paints and how they bond to the plastic surfaces. There is such a broad spectrum of plastic compositions and not all paints work with all plastics. I’m working on items for holiday craft shows. I’m not sure how many people realize that Christmas preparation begins in April for items that sell in October and November!



Currently, I enjoy painting cigar boxes, lighthouses on wine bottles, fan blades that are painted like giraffes. I have also had a great response to decorative table-top containers that I make by painting small discarded drawers and adding feet.


I’ve had a great response to my painted wooden bowls. I like to add a few tiny bugs painted on the inside.  Flamingoes, nautical and beach themed items are all popular. Pam painted a 24” high Santa dressed in a rain slicker with a lobster coming out of a pocket, red crab on shoulder, holding a small X-mas tree decorated with seashells.





  Two snowmen on candlesticks crated by Judy Jensen and a Santa painted by Pam Warren



For more information about SHS activities and membership contact:



Pam Warren:




For more information about Caren Hackman:



Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice:

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.





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Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Opens Its Registry For PBC Residents In Preparation For New Exhibition And New Public Art Opportunities

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places is getting ready to launch a new exhibition opportunity and a new public art project that will be open only to Palm Beach County artists in the Fall.  If you are not yet on the registry list, this is the time to sign up. There is no charge and you will receive emails about Artist Opportunity announcements. The Rickie Report shares the details here and asks you to share this information with friends and colleagues.










Commissioned by Palm Beach County Art in Public Places:

“Knowledge is Her Future”, mural by Andrew Reid at Belle Glade Branch Library



When Artists are part of Palm Beach County’s construction projects, our public spaces, buildings and streetscapes are enriched for all to enjoy.  Inspired by The Palm Beach’s natural beauty and diverse communities, the County’s “Public Art Places” reveal contemporary and historical local stories to create a distinct sense of place. Local, statewide and nationally acclaimed Artists compete for the opportunity to create site-specific works in communities Countywide.



Register at this link:






For more information about this:

Elayna Toby Singer

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

2633 Vista Parkway  West Palm Beach, FL 33411

(561) 233-0235






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New Clay Pottery And Sculpture Classes For Adults With Walter O’Neill Begin Thursday, June 13 At Northeast High School In Oakland Park, FL.

Walter O’Neill is teaching Clay: Pottery and Sculpting classes for adults at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, FL. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. Register now for classes which start on Thursday, June 13. Experimenting with clay is a wonderful way to spend the summer and re-energize your creativity!  Walter started claying three years ago and it is now his primary studio activity.  You can see Walter’s ceramic sculptures in the juried group exhibit, “Textured” at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the upcoming classes and some sneak peeks of Walter’s and his student’s creations.






Ceramic Mugs created by Walter O’Neill’s students















June 13 to August 18

Thursdays, 6pm to 9pm

8 sessions: $97



Northeast High School

700 Northeast 56th Street   Oakland Park , FL 33334

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650




          Ceramic Creations from Walter O’Neill’s Students



Clay:  Pottery and Sculpting Class



Have fun learning the basic techniques of making pottery or sculpture using clay. Projects include learning slab, coil, and other hand-building techniques and complete using a variety of finishing techniques. Small, relaxed, friendly class.

Intermediate students are also welcome and get advice while working on personal projects.



Note: Class uses only low-fire clay purchased in class. This is hand-building class only. Please bring basic pottery tool kit to first class, this can be purchased a local art stores or on line.



For more information about these classes:

Visit the website or call the office: 754.322.1650






“Out of the Sea” by Walter O’Neill







Opening reception: Thursday, June 13   6 – 8 pm

On view through June 28.




Walter tells The Rickie Report, “I started working in ceramics three years ago. This year I have focused on more create aspects of ceramics and spending more time on ceramics.  There are many parallels between fresco and ceramics, the working process as well as use of natural earth as fundamental materials”.    

Walter’s ceramics are on exhibit at ArtServe, from June 13 through June 28 as part of a juried group exhibition, “Textured”. The artists in the exhibit are selected graduates of the Artists’ as Entrepreneur program of the Broward County Cultural Division.



For more information:






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Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique Announces A Sizzling Summer Of Exhibits! Public Is Invited To Opening Reception On June 7

At the end of season, The Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique doesn’t fizzle, they sizzle!  The public is invited to view their summer shows and attend the next Opening Reception on Friday, June 7. These talented local artists exhibit in oil, acrylic, pastel, inks, watercolors, and mixed media.  Many different artistic styles can be seen in every exhibit.  Shop in the Boutique during regular business hours, join them for the reception where you can meet the artists, and enjoy some light refreshments.  The Artists’ Eye Gallery & Boutique is located in downtown Lake Worth Beach, just steps off Lake Avenue at L Street & Lucerne.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists, that they are welcome to join this gallery!!!













to show your work in our gallery!




We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists!

We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL of our member artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth.



Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member for just $75. per year. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” shows. Each show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the league. The league offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners during season.


We also have a “Peoples Choice” award where the public is the judge! Low entry fee for shows. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The league retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. Membership offers meetings, discounted classes, social events and the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique. Please see our website for more information,



For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460



Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941





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St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Arts And Cultural Community Networking Mixer On May 29. Learn More About This Newly Designated Local Arts Agency

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is bringing together the arts and cultural community at a networking mixer and celebration on Wednesday, May 29. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.  Walk away with new connections and inspiration! The Rickie Report shares the details about this and other ways to connect to SLCA!















Wednesday, May 29

5:30 -7:30 pm

Sunrise Theater

117 S 2nd St.    Fort Pierce, FL 34950



Cost to attend: FREE for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and a guest*, $10 for non-members.

If you decide to join St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at or after the event, we will credit your ticket cost toward your new membership.

Questions? Contact Holly Theuns at (772) 462-2783, 

*Call or e-mail us for details about our guest policy.





Lisa Fitz-Coy, Communications Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is a young organization, so we’re really trying to build awareness among artists (and galleries and arts organizations as well), about membership and our resources. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.”




For more information:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave  Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632









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The Friends Of The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Announce 1st Annual Juried Art Show. Applications Open Now For January 4 & 5, 2020

Join the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for their first annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Applications are due by November 1, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to Artists. What a fabulous setting to see your creative artwork!!  Please note: Non-Profit Art Societies and/or Informational Resource Tables will be available at this event for a low fee. What a fabulous way to network with the community!!





2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd.     Port St. Lucie, FL    34952

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm  •  Sunday Noon to 4


Friends   of   the   Port   St.  Lucie   Botanical   Gardens,   Inc.  













1st    Annual    Art    Show    in    The    Gardens

Saturday, January 4, 2020


Sunday, January 5, 2020

9 – 4  Each Day 



Artists Call For:

2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts

Applications are due by November 1, 2019  





Please note the Jury Fee for all submissions is $25 and is non-refundable. 

The Jury Fee will be applied to your show/booth fee if your are approved.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at

You may also download and print the Artist Application, including the Complete Guidelines and Exhibitor Rules & Regulations by clicking HERE ​(it is also listed below).








For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at







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Doug Marlowe Helps Harness The Power Of Technology For Individuals And Businesses, With A Specialty Niche For Artists. “teachITnow” Alleviates Frustration And Confusion

Doug Marlowe describes himself as “a curious sort”. His passion with art began at age 10, with the first roll of film he developed. That led him to the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Photo Science and Engineering. He pioneered many of the processes used to go from the camera to the computer and from the computer to the printing press. Doug moved to telecommunications and was a “midwife” at the birth of the public Internet. Doug’s communication skills led him to decades of engineering project management and workplace education. Who has not dealt with some type of  technology issue?  Through teachITnow,Inc., Doug can help individuals, groups, and businesses corral their technology dysfunction and move forward with a sense of confidence toward success.








Could   you   benefit   from   Technotherapy?









With the rapid development of the Internet, computers, digital cameras, and cell phones, Doug was driven to educate those who are confused and frustrated with these technologies; especially artists, whose existence revolves around communications.




I don’t know if anyone else – no matter how creative she might ”think” she is – doesn’t arrive at the Wall of Exasperation! “What am I missing? I need a new set of eyes!” That’s how I felt when I called Doug to walk me through some various social media platforms for my very busy real estate career. Two days later, I took all my questions, my media campaigns, branding questions and sat with my ever patient brain trust named Doug Marlowe. Whether its formatting local or global campaigns or analyzing where the “new frontier” of promotion might be, I thank Doug for opening some areas to explore.
Toni Lee Real Estate



Doug helps to “Do it better, Do it faster, and Deliver results.”






Doug’s company, teachITnow, Inc. has been helping the “bewildered and confused” harness the power of their technology since 2008. 




Doug Marlowe has been my IT guy for ten years. His creative and patient teaching style has enabled me to feel confident in my ability to control the technologies I need to create my art. I trust Doug implicitly with many aspects of my gallery’s operations, social media, and marketing. I recommend Doug highly.

Yaacov Heller, Artist and Gallery Owner 
Gallery 22 International, Inc    







For the art community, and assistance with PC & Mac issues, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Web Sites (new and updates), Online Stores and Sales (Square, PayPal, etc.), and, of course, training.



I was in desperate need of revising my web site in time for my SOLO show and knew it needed professional help. My anxieties were dashed within days and my web site looks great at a reasonable cost.  I will continue to call on Doug for help with marketing on social media.  He was a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend Doug!







Kitty Burri

Kitty Burri Fine Art






A portion of Doug’s client list includes: Ingrid Robinson, Artists and Charities Hand in Hand, Karen Lynne Gallery, Yaacov Heller Gallery 22, Kitty Burri Fine Art, Marian Kraus Photography, PC Professor, Toni Lee Real Estate, ArtsPlosure Decorating, ArtRageous Art & Frame, and many more.







For more information and to get in touch with Doug:











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Join Lighthouse ArtCenter And Manon Sander In Sedona, AZ For 1 Week Of Plein Air Painting, Exploration, And Relaxation September 12-19.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter and Manon Sander invite you to go on an exciting plein air painting adventure:  Immerse yourselves in crimson beauty when you venture out west, to Red Rock country, Sedona, AZ, from September 12 – 19, 2019. September is one of the best months to visit, when the summer heat has subsided but the temperatures are still mild. The Rickie Report shares the details about the trip and some photos.  If you have ever been, this is a place you can go back to again and again. If it is your first time, this is the perfect way to explore!





Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge




P R E S E N T S:





Sedona, AZ






Sedona is an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff. It is noted for its mild climate and vibrant arts community and is surrounded by red-rock buttes, towering canyon walls and pine forests. Uptown Sedona is dense with shops, spas and art galleries. On the town’s outskirts, numerous trailheads access Red Rock State Park. We will be staying at a very comfortable hotel, the Arroyo Roble, with every room providing a private balcony with breathtaking views of the famous Red Rocks and two separate queen beds. The hotel is situated in walking distance from Uptown Sedona, which is the heart of town, with charming stores and galleries, restaurants and cafes.





Arroyo Roble Hotel




September 12th is your arrival day. You can take it easy, settle in, look around a little bit, and get organized for September 13th, our first painting day. Out of the 6 days on location we will paint 4 days. On painting days we will have breakfast at the hotel and then drive to a different picturesque location to capture the beautiful landscape on our canvases under Manon’s instruction. Demos, group critiques, and lots of individual instruction at your easel will greatly benefit your painting skills.




Manon Sander






You will have two free days so you have a chance to explore the area at your own pace. Some suggestions are touring the Red Rocks or the desert via the popular Pink Jeep Tours, you can venture out into several vortexes Sedona is known for and feel their healing energy, you can go on an invigorating hike, or take it easy by enjoying a relaxing spa day, relax by the pool, stroll through town and visit galleries and shops, go on an UFO spotting excursion, or paint some more.   The price for this incredible painting adventure is $2170.



Pink Jeep Tours


Included in the price are:

  • 7 nights in the hotel, price based on double occupancy. If you don’t wish to share a room there will be a $720 supplement.
  • Daily buffet breakfast with hot and cold choices
  • Transport to painting locations
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • 4 days of painting instruction
  • mineral spirits for oil painters


Not included in the price are:

  • Airfare and shuttle from and to airport
  • Meals other than two dinners and daily breakfast
  • Hotel incidentals
  • Expenses for activities on your two free days



Tlaquepaque Arts Village










Due to the small group size of a maximum of 10 people we expect that the workshop will fill up quickly. It will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. It is recommended to reserve your space by submitting your deposit for registration early. The deadline for registration is June 9th, 2019.

A $500 deposit and a signed copy of the fine print upon reservation will hold your spot. The remaining balance will be due on June 10th, 2019. 

Reservations can be made through the Lighthouse ArtCenter by calling 561-748-8737.

If you have any questions about the trip, please don’t hesitate to send Manon an email to . If you’d like to check out Manon’s credentials you can do so by visiting her website

The FINE Print:

Cancellations for any reason will be subject to a $250 per person administrative fee. Deposits less the administrative fee are refundable if workshop sells out and someone takes your spot.

In addition:

  • If you cancel less than 90-60 days before the trip starts you will receive all monies paid to date minus 50% of the trip cost per person unless workshop sells out and somebody fills your spot.
  • If you cancel less than 60 days before the trip starts, you will forfeit the entire trip cost per person, unless workshop sells out and somebody fills your spot.

Purchasing travel insurance is mandatory to protect your investment. Let’s cross our fingers, but unforeseen circumstances do happen, and it’s necessary to be prepared. Some trip insurances to consider are World Nomads (the most inexpensive and according to reviews reliable), Allianz, or Travel Guard.

Workshop Cancellation: In the unlikely event the workshop is canceled, all payments received by the Lighthouse ArtCenter will be refunded. Personal expenses like travel expenses will not be reimbursed, and are considered each individual’s own liability. 

Workshop instructor Manon Sander and the Lighthouse ArtCenter will do their best to provide you with a safe and pleasant environment but cannot be held liable for illness, injury, terrorism, or natural disasters and shall not be held responsible for any damages, loss, delay, omission or irregularity which may occur, whether by reason of any act, negligence or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out any of our arrangements or otherwise in connection herewith. Manon Sander and the Lighthouse ArtCenter cannot be held responsible for a client’s sickness or personal accident, forces of nature, or other problems.

_________________________________________________________________Workshop Participant’s Signature   _________  Date










For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469


Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm






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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986