Martin Arts 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Spans All Media. Don’t Miss The In-Person And Virtual Exhibit Now Thru November 20 And Virtual Artist Panel Discussion Thursday, November 4

Martin Arts’ “31st Annual All Florida” Juried Art Show is open NOW through November 20, 2021. The show started as a local juried art show and has grown to encompass all Florida artists! Juror Kirk Ke Wang was impressed by the entries.  A handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Thursday, November 4 with Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex moderating The entire Free exhibit is being offered in a hybrid manner, both virtual and in-person at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the top winners!







31   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show





Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994




1st Place: “Backward Glance” by Julie Feldman



Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Thursday,  November 4     6pm


Free to Register on



Moderated by Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.





2nd Place: “It’s Not What it Seems” By Bonney Goldstein


Exhibit Dates Now through November 20, 2021



Gallery Hours:    Tuesday 10 am–6 pm         Wednesday–Saturday 10 am – 4 pm



A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested


*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations





A 31-year legacy exhibition showcasing recent art by all Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 61 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.



The All Florida Juried Art Show will also be virtual, please check the website for a link to see it, if you are unable to visit the Court House Cultural Center to see it in the gallery space in person.




3rd Place: “Sunshift Yellow Blue Yellow” by Suzanne Williamson




Kirk Ke Wang, Juror:

Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Visual Arts of Eckerd College and a Board Director of the Ringling Museum of Art, is a painter, sculptor, photographer, mixed media artist, as well as an educational software developer. He was born in Shanghai, China, and received MFA degrees from the Nanjing Normal University in China and University of South Florida. Mr. Wang maintains a studio in Tampa and NYC, and he often travels back to his hometown, Shanghai.  To learn more about the juror visit: 



Honorable Mention 1st Place “The Passion of Daedalus” by Amy Broderick




Featuring Artists:


Laird | Robert Arbogast | Kenneth Arguinzoni* | Bruce Bain  Jane Baldridge | Steven Beverage | Barbara Bose | Thomas Boudreau | Marc Bridger* | Amy Broderick | Sea Carlson |Megan Castellon | Carl Clark | Gina Coccaro | Kimberly Engel | Julie Feldman | Christian Feneck | Janet Folsom | Dale Forbes | Bonney Goldstein | Carla Golembe | NC Hagood | Donna Haynes Marc Hilton | Jennifer Hoffman | Judy Horowitz | Ates Isildak | Etheard Joseph | Carson Kapp | Jenny Keyser | Mark Kirby | Michael Knapp | Linda Knowles | Joe Korte | Luis La Rosa  | Christopher Light* | Mia Lindberg | Ellen Lindner | George Lupo Eileen Lyons | Annette Margulies | Erin McCullough* | Lynn Morgan | Ania Moussawel | Gerald Obregon | Andy Owen | Chad Periman | Diane Powers-Harris | Amber Quimby | Galal Ramadan* | Dan Remmel | Linda Reymore | Paula Rucket | Nadine Saitlin | Alma Shoaf | Harold Silvers | Rebecca Stack | Anne Stagg | Lisa Tishman | Suzanne Williamson | Marcelle Zanetti

(*Only exhibiting in Virtual Gallery)







Honorable Mentions 3rd Place “Gravitational Wave Sensor” by Luis La Rosa





Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.





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


Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994






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One-Of-A-Kind Artistic Musical Instruments, “Musical Masterpieces” Are Being Auctioned To Benefit Palm Beach Symphony. Bidding Is Open Now Through November 10. Open Worldwide To Music And Art Lovers

The Palm Beach Symphony announces an exciting art auction of one-of-a-kind musical instruments which have been artistically enhanced by 27 artists!  For music lovers, this is an extraordinary opportunity to show your love of music and the visual arts by participating in this FUNdraiser!  Bidding is open NOW through 11 pm on Wednesday, November 10. Local winning bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception held at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.  Non-local bidders will have their winning bid item sent to them. Since this is a virtual auction, art patrons from around the world can take part! Each one of these “Musical Masterpieces” are sure to become a treasured heirloom. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  





All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 




Bidding    is    OPEN    NOW!




Bidding   Closes   11  pm    on   Wednesday,  November  10




Champagne Reception

Friday, November 12



Zero   Empty   Spaces 

11300 Legacy Avenue  Suite #140

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410




Local winning bidders can pick up their art at this time. 

        Non-local bidders will have their winning bid item sent to them.




“Musical Masterpieces” Curators, Anthony Burks (top)and Faith Schwack (bottom) With their own masterful creations!




Palm Beach Symphony and Zero Empty Spaces will present “Musical Masterpieces,” a collection of 38 artworks that incorporate musical instruments created by more than two dozen local artists. Following the exhibition, the works will be auctioned to benefit both non-profit organizations. The exhibition will be on view at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens through Wednesday, November 10, and all art is available for purchase virtually through the exhibition’s close. Local winning bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception held at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.




Extraordinarily talented local artists have taken instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art




“Partnership and collaboration are among our core principles, and we are excited to join forces with Zero Empty Spaces for the first time,” said David McClymont, CEO of Palm Beach Symphony. “Each year the symphony receives, rehabs, and donates instruments to underserved students or school music programs in Palm Beach County. These extraordinarily talented local artists have taken instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art.”









The “Musical Masterpieces” exhibition was curated by resident artists Anthony Burks and Faith Schwack. A selection of works will also be displayed in the lobby of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Sunday, November 7, for the opening of the Palm Beach Symphony 2021-22 season. Guest pianist Hélène Grimaud and flutist Valerie Coleman will usher in the season with a 3 p.m. program featuring the works of Robert Schumann and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $25-$95 and are available here or by calling (561) 281-0145.






“Our mission at Zero Empty Spaces is to expand the appreciation of all genres of art to create a thriving cultural community,” said Andrew Martineau, Zero Empty Spaces co-founder and managing partner. “The musical instruments provide a unique canvas to our artists, and the auction will benefit our artists as well as support the Palm Beach Symphony.”




All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

Bidding is open NOW



M E E T        THE       A R T I S T S:

Andrew Holliman

Anthony Burks

Bonnie Bruner

Carolyn Edwards

Cassandra Nordenbrock

Cocoa Bowden

Cynthia Simmons

Dorian Frith


Faith Schwack

Gretchen Cocuzza

Iael Nuchovich

Jamal Clarke

Kathleen Ross

Kitty Burri

Kyle Lucks

Linda Zerpolo

Lupe Lawrence

Marianela Perez

Mellisa Mastrangelo

Monica Meerworth

Nicole Gallucio

Pamela Hodges Macatee

Patricia Lappin

Patrick O’Leary

Paul Giurguis

Sandra LULA Gover

Scott Jeffries





All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

Bidding is open NOW





For more information about this event:


Email: Katrina Wynne

Twitter:  Palm Beach Symphony @pbsymphony

Face Book:






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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Five Watermedia Workshops 2021- 2022 Open To Members And Non-Members

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society announces five upcoming workshops with water media.  Join Anita Lovitt on October 16  “Focus on Hands and Feet”, Gail Butters Cohen on December 9-10 “A Muse In You: Contemporary Figure Painting, An Intuitive Process”, Mick McAndrews on January 12,13,14 “Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”, Jane McIntyre on February 16 “Balancing Act: Focusing on Drawing to Color Tones, Darks and Lights”, and Karen Knutson on March 9- 10 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”.  All events are virtual and non-members are welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the details of each workshop and a sneak peek.  We are sharing these dates early because we know that PBWS workshops often close out!  Make your reservations now!





A N N O U N C E S:








Focus on Hands and Feet!

Anita Lovitt

Saturday, October 16,   10:00 AM—3:30 PM



This is a Virtual Workshop A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before


Hands and feet are some of the most expressive parts of the human body, yet many life drawing attendees are stumped by them. Spend a few hours looking closely at these parts and learn strategies to indicate and to draw them with confidence. In the morning session, we’ll study examples from master artists and then look at ways to simplify the forms and gestures of hands. We’ll do the same for feet in the afternoon. My teaching segments will alternate with students’ time drawing from photographs in 2, 5, and 20 minute sessions, much as in a life drawing class. After focusing on hands and feet for an afternoon, you will approach drawing them with more curiosity and enjoyment.

10:00 AM—1:00 PM Hands     1:00 PM— 1:30 PM {break)    1:30 PM— 3:30 PM Feet

Cost: $110 member, $125 non-member

Materials list will be sent out to students upon registration. Basically, it is whatever materials you prefer for figure drawing. You will be drawing some figures, not just hands. I like to use the following: 2 or 3 soft pencils (3B—6B ) pencils or line and wash pencils White or kneaded eraser Smooth white drawing paper in a pad or sketchbook, whatever size you feel you would use for figure drawing. If a sketch book, at least 9” x 12″. You may use newsprint if you prefer





 “A Muse In You: Contemporary Figure Painting, An Intuitive Process”

Gail Butters Cohen

December 9, 10









 “Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”

Mick McAndrews 

January 12,13,14






 “Balancing Act: Focusing on Drawing to Color Tones, Darks and Lights”

Jane McIntyre

 February 16








 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”

Karen Knutson

March 9- 10







To register, or for more info, please call Adrienne Walker at 516-885-4199

To register with Venmo use adrienne-walker-32
PayPal use
Zelle use

Credit Card call Adrienne 516-885-4199

Please put your information as follows when you register Name of Workshop

Your Name:__________________________

Phone # ____________________________



For more information call Susan Pecker (561) 445-3440 or Paula Epstein (561) 455-6049

$100 deposit to register per workshop ~

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ~ call Susan Pecker (561) 445-3440

MAIL CHECK PAYABLE to PBWS and mail with application to: Jimmy Walker

6442 Emerald Breeze Way  Boynton Beach, Florida 33437

Name _____________________________________

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Ted Matz Offers A Series Of Virtual And In-Person Classes For All Levels Of Experience. Individual Mentoring Also Available

Accomplished fine artist/teacher, Ted Matz is offering a series of virtual and in-person classes, where artists of all levels of experience and all mediums explore different aspects of painting and creativity in the company of other artists.  Classes begin next week. Ted also offers individual mentoring! The Rickie Report shares the details of Ted’s classes, with some sneak peeks of his artistry.  REGISTER NOW! Stay tuned for Plein Air starting in November!





“Everybody has the ability to create art – it’s just finding the courage to try.”  Ted Matz









































What Ted’s students have told The Rickie Report:

“I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the people I am thankful for. You are a very patient, perspicacious and encouraging teacher and a critic and you have really changed painting for me in the last few months.  Not only have I reached the point where I can be more satisfied with my results, but the whole process has become more enjoyable for me.  Thank you for being such a generous teacher!”   JB

“Ted has taught me invaluable life lessons painting together. His supportive approach and teaching style allows me to learn completely as my authentic self. He provides safety in vulnerability and constructive feedback to hone my skills. Ted has supported me to live and flourish in my art, leading to my acceptance into the art program of my choice.  Learning with Ted has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and our time together goes well beyond our lessons. He’s taught me to believe in myself and to never give up – to love how I feel when I create art and to live up to what make me, me.”  BB



I have studied Watercolor Painting with Ted several ways –  in a plein air class in Maine , and both online and in person elsewhere. He is a wonderful, thorough, comprehensive teacher, who has taken me to new levels of understanding in color theory, reflection, depth and shadows, paint handling/technique. In addition, he is generous with his vast knowledge, extremely patient and supportive of his student, and has an awesome sense of humor that puts one at ease”. BMO


Ted calls Lake Worth, Florida, his home. He teaches workshops and online classes in watercolor, oil and acrylic, abstract, and plein air painting.  Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida, and was formerly the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida.

Ted has taught at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. He has conducted classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy, France and, recently, in Cuba. Ted majored in watercolor at Eastern Michigan University, studied at Kendall College of Art and Design, and held design-related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lord & Taylor.

Ted founded and chaired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Lighthouse Art Center’s Plein Air Festival in 2014-2016 in Tequesta/Jupiter Florida and served as a consultant to the 2017 Festival. The event drew 50 nationally and internationally recognized plein air artists who competed for over $10,000 in awards.



For more information visit

Ted Matz Fine Art 

  Website:  Ted Matz






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Caryl Pomales Offers Specially Priced 3 Day Painting Encounter October 5-7 Including Video And Zoom. Don’t Miss Her Free Cool Palette Guide Chart & Video

Caryl Pomales presents a 3 day Painting EncounterColorful Autumn Abstracts” which will transform your artistry on October 5-7, 2021! It includes video and live demonstrations for just $37.00! Whether you have been an acrylic painter for a few years or are easing into acrylic painting, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Separately, Caryl  is offering a FREE Color Palette Chart and video guide to help artists like you improve their ability to nail the perfect autumn landscape painting. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Caryl’s latest paintings.

Caryl Pomales 

3 day Painting Encounter

Colorful Autumn Abstracts

October 5-7




“Botswana in Autumn”  Travel Series by Caryl Pomales



~  Online  3  Day  Painting  Encounter  




~  Includes  Video  and  Live  Demonstrations  plus  Feedback  




~  Just   $37.00  






“Sky” Atmospheric Series” by Caryl Pomales



• Those willing to experience a creative journey of visual art


• Those who want to learn acrylic abstract painting techniques


• Creatives who want to explore what it means to create freely and to gain a better understanding of the elements that make for a more dynamic painting


• Artists with basic experience will find this a perfect place to transform their abstract painting practice, while more experienced artists will expand their skills.








“Golden Bluff” Travel Series by Caryl Pomales

Perhaps you have photo images that you’re dying to translate into an abstract piece of art or maybe you are inspired by other works of art that you admire, and want to create your own unique piece of art within your own voice—but you’re not sure how.  I love to travel, and I find that painting abstract landscapes is the perfect way to forge a deeper connection with places that I love. Let me teach you how to do it!





“Storm” Atmospheric Series by Caryl Pomales




Here’s how it works:

• Each morning, you’ll receive a short pre-recorded video with a lesson and demonstration.


• Then, each day, I’ll go live in a Zoom session at 12:00 p.m. EST for an hour.


○ During this time, I’ll paint and teach you about how to create a striking and bold abstract landscape using a harmonious color scheme, large shapes, and the power of your mind and your paintbrush to create an abstract landscape painting you’ll be proud of.


• If you are unable to attend the live session or would like a second look at the session, the replay will be available later that evening.


I’d love for you to join the live sessions so I can demonstrate for you personally and address any of your specific questions.

By the end of the three-day encounter, you will “fall” in love with what you have created and you’ll have a piece of art you’ll be proud to call your own!




Supply list:


  • Color scheme tips

  • Tips on creating an eye-appealing horizon line and focal point

  • Instruction on making preliminary studies on paper before painting on canvas

  • Daily positive affirmation

  • Daily live sessions via Zoom with easy-to-follow guidance and the ability to ask questions

  • A private Facebook group where you’ll share your questions/comments as well as your artwork and find fellowship with other artistsJoin me for this powerful learning experience!



I’m currently offering this workshop at an amazing price:  Just $37









“Transition” Atmospheric Series by Caryl Pomales



G E T         Y O U R         F R E E  

     C O O L          P A L E T T E          G U I D E

Sign up Here:  Free Cool Palette Guide



I know that creating colors is a struggle for you sometimes. Believe me, I’ve struggled with it myself in the past! But once I gained the right understanding of how to go about it, it became so much easier and my painting became more effective.


I’ve created this FREE color palette chart and video guide to help artists like you improve their ability to nail the perfect autumn landscape painting. Why? Because sharing is caring, and I’m all about nurturing artists!


This color palette chart and video guide can be yours for FREE and with no obligation. Simply click here to let me know you’d like it, and it’ll be delivered to your email.


Don’t waste time struggling with creating warm and cool colors and saturated color schemes any longer. Grab your free color palette chart and video guide and get painting!

If you want to create a color palette to improve your ability to nail the perfect autumn landscape painting—or any artwork, for that matter, then this is the logical next step.

Remember, not only will it get you set up to create a warm and cool color palette, but it will also give you the momentum you need to get moving and transform your artistry!







For more information about the 3 Day workshops, Free Color Palette Guide, Other Classes or Paintings:







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ENDANGERED Art4Apes Contest Announces Deadline Extension To Thursday, September 30, 2021. World Wide Call For Fine Art, Photography, Wearable Art. Youth Entries Are Free

The Rickie Report shares 2 Special Announcements about “ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021!  The deadline has been extended to Thursday, September 30. Thanks to the generous sponsorship by Watkins PR, the Young Artists (Birthdays on or after October 1st, 2002) enter FREE! The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks of some new entries and all of the details. Educators – class submissions are welcome





D e a d l i n e     E x t e n s i o n!


Thursday, September 30, 2021

(midnight Pacific Time)









Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021



This global, juried, online art contest focuses attention on the plight of endangered/threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats


  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats


Categories for Entry: Fine Art and Fine Art Photography




“In it Together” Oil painting by Gisela Pferdekamper ©2021 All Rights Reserved.



Each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes



“Giraffe Family” Photograph © 2021 H. Allen Benowitz. All Rights Reserved


Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories.



Contest rules can be downloaded here.


~  Young    Artists   Contest ~



Young Artists (Birthdays on or after October 1, 2002) enter FREE thanks to generous sponsorship by Watkins PR.



Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest




People’s Choice Award $100

Best work featuring an ape or monkey $50 Best work featuring a big cat $50

Rising Star Awards for the best artists submitting 3 or more pieces of work: 4 additional social media posts, special certificate of merit, dedicated web page, and a feature in our monthly newsletter.

Every participant receives a certificate!


All entries will be shown on the Art4Apes website, social media, and will feature in our Online Exhibition from November to December 2021.



Contest rules can be downloaded here.




“African Elephant Rhapsody” © 2021 Petra Demas age 11 years. All Rights Reserved.


Online Exhibition:

November 1st – December 31st


We have developed an exciting virtual exhibition to run from November 1 to December 31, 2021. Prizewinners and Jury scores (and fit with the theme) will get the best positions for the full duration of the show. We will be able to feature EVERY entry as we will reserve an additional 25 places for a “rolling exhibition” so every piece will be featured for at least 5-7 days.

All pieces may be offered for sale (or not depending on preference).
This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of all entrants to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.







Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message.



The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist (or photographer) who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 and has been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.


The successful Artist will be featured and promoted by Art4Apes for one month. Click for full details.



Help    the    Apes!




The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.

Entry fees go directly to CGA



Click to Enter Contest







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Artists Of Palm Beach County Open Call To Artists For “Summer Dreams”. Open To Members And Non-Members For Exhibit In Northwood Village

The Artists of Palm Beach County is sharing a Call To Artists for their next exhibition, “Summer Dreams”.  This is open to members and non-members, offering a wonderful opportunity to have their art shown at ArtWorks Gallery in the historic, bohemian art district of Northwood in West Palm Beach.  The Call includes 2D and 3D works of all media.  The Opening Reception on Friday, June 25 coincides with Art Walk of Northwood. The submission Deadline is Monday, June 7.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all artists to apply!   In addition to the physical exhibit, a virtual exhibit will be available.

















FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2021  

5 – 8 pm



Exhibit runs Monday, June 14 thruTuesday, August 31, 2021



Gallery Hours:    10  am – 4  pm   MONDAY – FRIDAY



Virtual Exhibit – TBD



$50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mention


ArtWorks Gallery

555 25th Street      West Palm Beach, FL 33407




SUMMER DREAMS” is a call to members and non-members for an exhibit of original work of any subject, 2D and 3D welcomed in all media including ceramic, drawing, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, oil, pastel, acrylic, photography, printmaking, watercolor, and wood. Please submit work which exemplifies the spirit or overall philosophy of your art and the summer season. No explicit sexual or political work accepted.


Submission Deadline: MONDAY, 6/7/21.
Notification to artists on or before Thursday, 6/10/21.
Hand delivery of artwork: Monday, 6/14/21 from 10am – 1pm.
Opening reception: Friday, 6/25/21, 5 – 8 PM. This will coincide with Art Walk of Northwood which is the last Friday of the month. 
Virtual Exhibit: TBD
Art Pickup: Friday 8/31/21, 10 am to 1 pm


SUBMISSION FEES: $25 for Members, $35 for non-members

Membership is $50/year


If you wish to join APBC or renew your membership if it has lapsed, please go to and click on “Become a Member” BEFORE you enter the exhibit. Or send your membership fee in with your application.

Applications and fee payments are to be sent to: Artists of Palm Beach County, P.O. Box 32066, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420.  We ask that you send in your application and payment in a timely fashion so that it arrives before the deadline!

Please use the APPLICATION ENTRY FORM. Once you have completed your application, email up to 3 jpg images of your work no larger than 3 MB each to

Make sure that your email includes your full name and phone number plus the title, medium, size (h x w) and price for each submitted work as you would like it to appear on an exhibition label. In the subject of your email put “SUMMER DREAMS – 2021.”

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.Please price your work accordingly. Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee


IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please email for help and include your phone number.



1) No late entries accepted.
2) Original ideas only – no copying of works.
3) Please do not submit work that is not ready to hang.
4) No work that has been previously accepted in a APBC exhibit is eligible to be submitted again.  However, works that have not been accepted may be submitted.
5) Entry fees are not refundable.
6) The decision of the jurors is final.
7) Make sure the emailed jpg images match the names listed on the entry form.
8) We recommend that paper media be covered with Plexiglas or non-breakable material.
9) Unframed oils and acrylics must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back, no saw tooth hangers.
12) Due to limited space at Artworks Gallery no work larger than 36” wide x 36” high will be accepted, this measurement includes the frame.
13) All hanging works that are more than 20 pounds will not be eligible.
11) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name, title of work, medium, size, and price.
12) APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.
Note:  Do not show the frame or matting or glazing in the jpeg submitted for jurying. It is recommended that photos of you art work be taken before it is framed.






Member & Non-member Exhibition

June 14 – August 31, 2021


Please mail with submission fee to:

Attn: Pam     

Artists of Palm Beach County, P.O. Box 32066, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420





Name: _____________________________                                                                                        

Phone: _____________________

Email: __________________________________________________________

Entry #1 Title ____________________________________


Size h______w_______ Price________


Entry #2 Title____________________________________ Medium_______________

Size h______w_______ Price________

Entry #3 Title_____________________________________ Medium_______________

Size h______w________  Price__________


All exhibitors must sign the following Waiver

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge APBC, its directors and members from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “SUMMER DREAMS – 2021” Exhibition.







For more information about the Artists of Palm Beach County:


Please visit:


Artists of Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Registration #CH52359



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New Members Are Welcome To Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA): Engage In Lectures, Art Of Reading Club, Critiques, Exhibits, Community Outreach Activities And Networking

The Spirit of Togetherness is at the heart of Women In The Visual Arts!  WITVA is a strong organization that welcomes artists to grow and expand their interests and abilities in a nurturing environment.  Their ‘circle theme’ offers members a place to gather for companionship and education in a virtual setting.  Join the Art/Artist Book Club, enjoy a lecture, share ideas and inspirations with artists who work in similar mediums, enter an art challenge, or just enjoy socializing!  WITVA’s fundraising efforts support art scholarships and donate artwork to local hospitals and community centersWITVA looks forward to working with other organizations, to build a relationship that will benefit all of us. The Rickie Report shares an overview of WITVA and urges you to check out their exciting exhibit opportunities and so much more!








Since the nineteen eighties, Women In The Visual Arts, has been an organization for artists of South Florida as an important link for our surrounding art community including our neighboring art students. Our organization has gone through changes  but what remains is that we have always been an organization with “heart”. Our members tell us that the community knows us as, “A very friendly group of women”, Vice President Sandy Ryter tells The Rickie Report.  

She shares, “We are planning to exhibit; showing our painters, sculptures, fine crafters and decorative artists.  We have fund-raising activities, arrange group painting sessions and craft times, and create art works to donate to community centers, hospitals and other facilities”. Check out our latest newsletter for updated events and where you can see some of our members’ work (virtually for now). WITVA is looking forward learning about other organizations to build a mutually satisfying relationship that will benefit all of us.  












WITVA’s’  “circle theme” offers a place for members to gather for companionship and education

(virtual, fun, engaging)






Our Circle of Artists Meetings brings artists of like disciplines together for the opportunity to share their work and ideas with each other for inspiration!

Our “The Art Of Reading Book Club” brings our members and those of Artists of Palm Beach County together to read and discuss books of fiction and non-fiction about art and artists

Our WITVA Circle Lecture Series brings members together for an evening of a presentation about art and artists.

Our WITVA Circle Art Challenges such as our Black and White Challenge and our ‘She Inspires Me Challenge’ brings members together for virtual shows.

Our New Member Social Events brings our board and new members together to greet each other and to learn about our organization and how new members can become a part of what we do.

*In addition to our many social activities, we are a 501c3 and as such, we raise funds to grant scholarships and awards to deserving art students in our area. 






Learn more about us:   WITVA.Org







WITVA’s HOSPITALART Program is unique in South Florida. WITVA Artist members create colorful paintings and donate them free-of-charge to not-for-profit organizations in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Our art is anonymously created by many hands. Each canvas may be a complete painting in itself or grouped to create larger murals. A list of the many organizations served since 1999 is on our website. If you know of a deserving organization that would be interested in art work to help create a cheerful and interesting space, please contact us. Hospitals, clinics, shelters, nursing homes are examples of where we donate our HOSPITALART.  If you are interested in helping to create the art, contact us and we will contact you when we will resume our meetings.

For more information, you may contact our HOSPITALART please visit our website:












September 7 through October 30, 2021


This will mark our first, in-person exhibition following COVID. This opportunity is open to WITVA members. We invite you to join us!  For details about applying for membership and for this exhibit please visit:





Juried exhibitions for our Artist Members are held in a variety of venues throughout the year. 

Three fine art categories are considered:

1. Two Dimensional Art: This category includes drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and mixed media
2. Sculpture: This includes sculptures of stone, metal, wood, glass, clay, ceramic and fiber
3. Handmade Jewelry: This requires all jewelry pieces to be made by hand. Ready-made beads for example, are not accepted.

Application and information for download is available under the Membership tab at


Artist Receptions are held for each event. Cash prizes and/or ribbons are awarded while attendees view the show, mingle and enjoy refreshment.






Members shall be classified in one or five categories, namely: Artist Member, Life Member, Honorary Member, Associate Member and Adjunct Member. 

1. Artist Member: A women who has met all qualifications as stated in Article II, Section 1, and whose annual dues are paid up to date. This Artist Member may apply for exhibition in all shows. The Artist Member shall have all voting rights, privileges and benefits of membership. 

2. Life Member: An Artist Member may become a Life Member by paying a lump sum, designated by the Board, in a lump sum. A Life Member may apply for exhibition in all the shows.

3. Honorary Member: Past Presidents who have served two or more years shall be Honorary Members and shall maintain all voting rights and privileges without the payment of any further dues. Honorary Members may apply for all shows.

4. Associate Member: Any woman member of the general public who is interested in supporting the aims of WITVA is an Associate Member. This Associate Member may only apply for exhibitions in large, open juried shows as determined by the Board.

5. Adjunct Member: Friends and family members, male or female, may become an Adjunct Member as a supporter. This Adjunct Member may participate in general meetings, educational seminars and lectures, artist circles and other events as deemed appropriate by the Board. The Adjunct Member does not have voting privileges and is not eligible to hold office.




To learn even more about us, we invite you to visit WITVA.Org




WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  All Solicitations and donations are retained 100% by the organization. #SC-12388.  A Copy of the Official Registration and Financial Information May be Obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by Calling Toll-Free (800-435-7352) Within the State. Registration Does Not Imply Endorsement, Approval or Recommendation by the State.




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Wellington Art Society Announces Award Winners Of Current Virtual Exhibit, “Vibrance” And Will Award Scholarships At May 12 Meeting

Wellington Art Society (WAS) will present scholarships to three deserving high school seniors through its Scholarship Program at the May 12, 2021 meeting. A Meet-and-Greet, Member Spotlight, and presentation will take place via the WAS virtual Zoom link.  The public is invited to this FREE event. Over the past 2 decades WAS has awarded over $100,000 to students within our community!  WAS virtual juried art show “Vibrance” continues until June 2nd.  Featuring 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, it includes painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Scholarship Recipients and the Award Winners of “Vibrance”, juried by Chris Kling.  






Public Is Invited To






Wednesday,  May 12, 2021

 7 PM










All events open to members and non-members



EMAIL: for the FREE Zoom link. 







NOW through June 2, 2021






The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Makena Vargo of American Heritage School, Olivia Cunningham of The King’s Academy and Sasha Bass of Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA). The scholarships will be presented by WAS Scholarship Chair, Lynn Doyal. Each student will have the opportunity to share about their work and plans for the future. 


The Wellington Art Society (WAS) has been supporting the advancement of arts in the Palm Beach community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue art careers, provide programming that expands art in public places, and to make art accessible within the community daily. 


1st  Place – “l’Ingenue, 2021”, Oil and spray can on canvas by Sandra Encaoua


The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art related College and University expenses and tuition costs.  Over the past 2 decades WAS is proud to have awarded over $100,000 to students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and arts advocates. 



2nd Place – “Magnolia”, photo digital art by Mauricio Perry



To support the Scholarship Program, the WAS relies solely upon money raised from donations, membership dues, monthly raffles, artist exhibitions, annual art shows, and commissions. To make a donation, please visit



3rd Place – “$35,000 Valentines”, watercolor by Jean Howard


WAS is currently holding a juried art show called “Vibrance” going on now until June 2nd. This exhibit features 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.



To View “Vibrance” or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit:





On Wednesday, April 28th, the WAS hosted a special Awards Reception for “Vibrance”. Awards were presented via Zoom by distinguished judge, Chris Kling.  The winning artists are:


1st Place – “l’Ingenue, 2021”, Oil and spray can on canvas by Sandra Encaoua

2nd Place – “Magnolia”, photo digital art by Mauricio Perry

3rd Place – “$35,000 Valentines”, watercolor by Jean Howard

1st Honorable Mention – “Fallen”, photo imaging by Susan Oakes

2nd Honorable Mention – “Clear as Day”, stained glass by Marcia Green

3rd Honorable Mention – “Emerge”, acrylic by Laura Jaffe


In addition to these awards, the WAS also selected an artist at random to win a 1-hour art marketing consultation with Rickie Leiter of The Rickie Report The winner of this prize was acrylic artist, Heather Bergstrom.

Congratulations to all the winners!




The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society:

or email





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Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess Of Deco” Will Present At Wellington Art Society Meeting April 14. The Public Is Invited To This Free Zoom Event

The Wellington Art Society presents an art presentation by “The Duchess of Deco“, Sharon Koskoff at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, April 14.  The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of this prolific muralist, artist, and author.  RSVP to get the Zoom link!





Public Is Invited To



Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  April 14, 2021

 7 PM







“Confessions of a Public Mural Artist:

Murals of the Palm Beaches… Bigger is Better!”




All events open to members and non-members



Please RSVP to:

for the Zoom Link to attend




Sharon Koskoff with Delray Beach mural




Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess of Deco”, is a full-time professional artist and published author known for her Decometric Murals, graphic designs, public art installations and love of Art Deco architecture. Her love for art began when Koskoff was a young girl, playing with the sewing machines and fabric scraps in her father’s ladies’ blouse factory. When she was 14 years old, her newly married older sister asked her to paint a mural in her apartment. That was the beginning of a now 40-year long career of painting public murals.




Sharon Koskoff painting a mural in her book “Murals of the Palm Beaches”



Her most recent book, Murals of the Palm Beaches is the winner of a silver medal from the Florida Book Awards (FBA) in Tallahassee for Visual Arts, as well as a silver medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) in Orlando for Education. This book tells the history of large-scale murals and explores how public art has helped to revitalize downtowns and create landmarks in Palm Beach County.




Koskoff works exclusively in acrylic, water-based paints for her public murals. She also creates collage and public art installations using found objects. Koskoff says that she likes to “…collect things that I know one day will be useful to me… I can see the potential in someone else’s discards.” She draws her inspiration from teaching, embracing the challenges of new commissions and working within her community.



Sharon Koskoff’s book, “Art Deco of the Palm Beaches”



Koskoff is a Muse Award Winner for Arts Educator of the Year 2014-16 from the Cultural Council of PBC. She is a well-known tour guide and lecturer on the architecture and styling of Twentieth Century design as seen in her book, Art Deco of the Palm Beaches.  Mentored by Miami Beach’s “Queen of Art Deco”, Barbara Baer Capitman, she is the founding president of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches (ADSPB), a non-for-profit historic preservation organization established in 1987, celebrating 34 years of service.





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit




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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291