Renowned Marine Painter, Curt Whiticar Will Be Featured At The Elliot Museum With An Opening Reception On Monday, February 12, 2024. Memories Of Curt’s 106 Year Life Bring Local History Alive!

Curt Whiticar‘s Marine art will be featured at The Elliot Museum with an Opening Reception On Monday, February 12, 2024.  Curt lived a colorful life on and off the canvas, celebrating his 106th birthday just before his passing.  His story and his paintings bring us a rich history of Stuart, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit as well as his paintings. Curt’s paintings, book, and notecards will be part of the Elliot Museum offerings and Martin County Open Studio Tour which takes place on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024. Mark your calendars!

 

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL

 

http://hsmc-fl.com

772.225.1961

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2024  

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

THE  EARLY  YEARS

 

Born on February 13, 1911, in Fairton, New Jersey, Curt’s family spent the winters in Fairton while his dad worked on an oyster boat out from Bivalve about twelve miles southeast of the town.  During the summers, they moved to Fortescue, a remote fishing village on the Delaware Bay  where his dad had a charter fishing business.  They lived without running water or electricity on a little barge pulled up on the beach.

 

 

“Sailfishing off  Stuart” by Curt Whiticar

(Curt is in the boat in the background)

Curt was very active in the Stuart Sailfish Club (treasurer for many years) and designed the Sailfish pins and Sailfish Release pins for the club.  This picture was often used as publicity for the Sailfish club and the Whiticar Fleet.

 

 

 

Curt relays in his biography, ” Dad hated the job of oystering; it was cold and miserable on the freezing bay in the winter.  In 1917, a man in a charter fishing party told Dad about a place in Florida where he could catch about a thousand pounds of fish a day!  Of course, this was Stuart, and the man had been a guest at Bay Tree Lodge on Sewalls Point.  As a result, Dad decided to go south in October of that year.  On the way down, we were on a steamship and ran into a hurricane.  After arriving, Dad rented a small wooden cottage on Akron Avenue and acquired a 23 foot fishing boat with a one-cylinder engine and a top speed of seven miles an hour.  Dad was now a commercial fisherman in Stuart during the winter season and a charter fisherman in New Jersey in summer!

 

 

 

HE’S IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS !

 

 

“When I was about eleven or twelve years old, my father owned two charter boats which he used for sport fishing in New Jersey.  There were about 75 other charter boats at Fortescue.  The little village had no marine railway to haul boats from the water for repair and painting, so when the boats needed repainting, the owners would run them up on the beach at high tide, then repaint or repair when the tide was lower.  Most boat owners just painted over the names which were on the stern and bow of the boats. When the repainted hull was dry, they would repaint the letters.  They were not proficient at lettering and did not have proper brushes, so the result was usually pretty bad. I acquired a good red sable brush and repainted the lettering on Dad’s boats.  I did a pretty good job, especially by comparison, and soon all the boat captains paid me to reletter their boats.  Also, the hotel managers or owners hired me to paint their signs, and I put some scenes on them.  As a result, as a twelve year old boy, I was in business with painting”. 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

Foundering Norwester Rescue:  This painting shows boats in the wild seas that is a depiction of a rescue.  Curt and his mate, in his boat the Gulfstream, rescued 6 people, 3 others were rescued by 2 other boats and one man drowned.  He later salvaged the boat, rebuilt it and used it for many years.

 

 

 

“After I graduated from high school, I studied engineering at Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D.C.  I worked for Western Electric Company in New Jersey for a while, but the pay was poor, and I did not enjoy the work.  I joined my father and two brothers in the charter fishing business, and we became the “Whiticar Fleet.”  At one time, we had 7 boats chartering from our home on West Lake in Port Sewall.  For several years, we went back north to charter during the summer as there was very little summer tourist business here. In the winter of 1938-39, I met a young lady who had come to Florida as a governess for Mr. & Mrs. James Reardon.  On April 14, 1939, Elsa and I were married in my unfinished house on  Willoughby Creek and spent the first night of our honeymoon on North Lake in one of my Dad’s boats.  We were married for sixty-eight years”.

 

 

 

“In the winter of 1946, I was on the river with a charter fishing party.  We decided the inlet there was too rough and dangerous to navigate, so we headed south to try to go out into the ocean at West Palm Beach.  A 42 foot boat with ten people aboard tried to go out through the inlet and capsized.  I returned to the inlet, transferred my party to another boat, and went out into the churning waters.  My mate, Jim Foley, and I rescued six of the persons, my brother Jack rescued two persons with his boat, another boat captain, Earl Dare, rescued one person, and one man drowned.  The boat foundered and was eventually towed into Salerno Pocket.  It was put up for bid, and I was the high bidder at $3000.  I repaired the boat, rebuilt the engines, and made quite a few changes in order to get the boat documented for charter fishing.  The “Norwester” became one of the seven boats in our fleet”.

 

BUILDING A BUSINESS OF BUILDING BOATS

 

 

“In 1946, my brother wanted me to build a new boat for him.  Dad had a lot next to his house where  I could build the boat, but I needed a building.  Camp Murphy (now Jonathan Dickinson State Park) had been an Army camp during the war.  The US government auctioned off the buildings, and I bid $475 on the mess hall, $30 for an officers’ latrine, and $25 for another building.  The buildings had to be removed from the property within thirty days. We marked each piece and disassembled the entire building, reassembling it on our property.  It is still in use, having survived the big hurricane of 1949.  Without an organized crew of builders, I quit charter fishing entirely and concentrated on boat building. My brother-in-law, John Dragseth, joined me as vice-president, and since inception, we have built 63 boats at Whiticar Boat Works, Inc”.

 

 

 

Painting by Curt Whiticar

As his boats became well known for performing well in the rolling ocean waters , he decided to open a boat building and repair business. “Whiticar Boat Basin”, then “Whiticar Boat Works” was established in 1947. It has recently been sold.

 

The company built boats that became world famous among the power boating communities. His expertise in lettering the name of the boat in gold leaf on the stern was legendary.

 

 

Curt retired from the boatworks at the age of seventy-five in 1986 and the business stayed in the family.  Curt still had a workbench and locker there where he repaired  and worked and make picture frames.  “Since retiring, I have the time to do a lot more oil painting.  Of more than  950 paintings, all but 140 have been done since I retired.  I also make most of the frames for my pictures.  I like to purchase antique frames and refinish them; however, such frames are difficult to find, and the good ones are expensive.  I still find an occasional frame at the flea market when I go there on Sundays. Elsa and I have three children, and all live in the area.  We also have 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.   At the age of ninety-six, I enjoy playing golf three times a week as well as  oil painting”. 

 

 

THOUGHTS ON MY PAINTINGS

 

 

“None of my educational classes included art; however, through the years, I have sat in on a few local art classes.  Perhaps my foremost learning experience was my contact with Bean Backus, whom I knew quite well.  He was my mentor.  Before 1950, I had painted only about 25 – 30 works of art.  At that time, our home here in Port Sewall burned to the ground and destroyed all the paintings except about five or six.  After we rebuilt our present home on the same foundation, I did spend a little time painting; however, I was busy with designing and building boats until 1986.  Then, at the age of seventy-five, I retired and had the time to do more painting.  My favorite medium is oil, and I have always favored Florida landscape and seascape scenes.  However, I also paint quite a lot of local historical scenes as well as anything I feel that people would like hanging on their walls”.  

 

 

 

 

“The Billy Conpatchie’s Family 1910:  This shows a Seminole Indian Family in the village” by Curt Whiticar  

 

 

 

“Over the years, I have given many paintings to my family, a few to close friends, some to local charities for fund-raising, and some to the Historical Society and Stuart Heritage Museum.Some on loan to the Maritime and Yachting Museum and to the Chapman School.I have never made a serious effort to sell my paintings; however, I have sold some of them upon request.I have completed over 1800 paintings! In the early days, I liked to purchase antique frames and refinish them, if needed, for my paintings.However, by the time I retired from Whiticar Boat Works, Inc., antique frames were seldom available for purchase, so I make my own frames using various kinds of wood such as cypress, mahogany, ash, pecky cypress, wormy chestnut and other woods.I also make stretcher frames for the canvas for the paintings”.

 

 

 

 I moved to Stuart with my family in 1917 at the age of six. I was active in the community within several organizations, and especially in the Stuart Sailfish Club which was formed to attract tourists to Stuart.  As a conservation advocate, I promoted and designed the release pins as a means of protecting our sailfish from being caught and destroyed.  In addition, I rescued six people who were drowning in treacherous water off of the St. Lucie Inlet.  The fishing and boating industry drew my family here and I have seen many changes.  However, Martin County is still a wonderful place to be!!

 

 

 

 

ACL Railroad Station:  This is the old railroad station at Stuart in 1905 (originally Potsdam) by Curt Whiticar

Products shipped were mainly pineapples and fish. 

 

 

 

NATURE AND WILDLIFE

 

Curt’s love of nature is shown in his Florida inland scenes.  The beauty of the trees and rivers is reflected in a variety of colors and landscapes.  He also features a variety of animals, especially birds in his paintings.  Although he always lived near the ocean, he enjoyed traveling.  And, he read National Geographic Magazine and frequently used pictures from the magazine for ideas for his paintings.

 

 

 

Sunrise Sunset Painting by Curt Whiticar

 

 

 

WHITICAR WATERWAY TALES 

 

 

 At the age of 95, after being persuaded by local historian, Sandy Thurlow, Curt sat down to write out some of his experiences.  Seventy five handwritten pages later, he was finished with the future book “Whiticar Waterway Tales”.  He was convinced that no one except his three children and Sandy Thurlow would read it, and asked for 4 copies.  After about six months, the book had become a 100 page narrative book with illustrations and pictures.  Two thousand copies were printed, and about 200 copies are still available.  Contact Laura Kay to order a book.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT:

Email Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill fishlkd@hotmail.com

Or Call to make an appointment to visit the House With The Purple Shutters

772-834-6202

To See More of Curt Whiticar’s artwork:   www.curtwhiticar.com

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT 

THE STUDIO TOUR:

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Martin Artisans Guild Annual Open Studio Tour With Preview Party At Elliott Museum On February 23. Meet Over 35 Artists As They Work In Their Studios March 11 & 12, 2023

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 7th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Thursday, February 23.  The Opening Reception, featuring the art of over 30 artists will have live musichors d’oeuvres and a cash barThe artists of the 2023 tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 11 & 12 The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 23 through February 26, 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

The exhibit will be up from February 23 – 26, 2023  during museum hours.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

 

 

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The  2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   11 – 12, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS

 

Eduardo Gomez
Kim Beltrame
Billie-Jo Thomson
Suzanne Connors
Jim & Tess Dirks
Renee Keil
Sally Browning Pearson
Marian Vitale
Mark Stall
MJ Dowling
Jane Lawton Baldridge
Michaelann Bellerjeau
Martha Quigley
Alex Akerberg Murray
Curt Whiticar
Laura Kay Darvill
Danuta Rothschild
Janis Clary
Maia Knowles
Geoffrey Smith
Barbara Bucci
James J. DeMartis
Ed Douglas
Cynthia Cooper
Deborah Bottorff
Judi Leblanc
Raymond Reiland
Dot Galfond
Lynn Morgan
Justin Klahne
Sue Klahne
Maria Miele
Carolyn Walsh
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles
Cheryl Cote
Dinija Berkien
Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, the Open Studio Tour, or membership:

 

mcost.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elliott Museum Features 30+ Artists Of 2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour With Special Reception on Thursday, February 23. Mingle With The Artists, Enjoy The Music And Get A Preview Of The MCOST Studio Tour.

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 7th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Thursday, February 23.  The Opening Reception, featuring the art of over 30 artists will have live musichors d’oeuvres and a cash barThe artists of the 2023 tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 11 & 12 The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 23 through February 26, 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

The exhibit will be up from February 23 – 26, 2023  during museum hours.

 

 

 

Artwork by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

 

 

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!

 

 

 

 

Emerald Pendant by Justin Klahne

 

 

 

 

 

About The  2023 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   11 – 12, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

 

 

 

 

“In the Beginning” by Eduardo Gomez

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS

 

Eduardo Gomez
Kim Beltrame
Billie-Jo Thomson
Suzanne Connors
Jim & Tess Dirks
Renee Keil
Sally Browning Pearson
Marian Vitale
Mark Stall
MJ Dowling
Jane Lawton Baldridge
Michaelann Bellerjeau
Martha Quigley
Alex Akerberg Murray
Curt Whiticar
Laura Kay Darvill
Danuta Rothschild
Janis Clary
Maia Knowles
Geoffrey Smith
Barbara Bucci
James J. DeMartis
Ed Douglas
Cynthia Cooper
Deborah Bottorff
Judi Leblanc
Raymond Reiland
Dot Galfond
Lynn Morgan
Justin Klahne
Sue Klahne
Maria Miele
Carolyn Walsh
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles
Cheryl Cote
Dinija Berkien
Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, the Open Studio Tour, or membership:

 

mcost.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Martin Artisans Guild’s Flurry Of Events Include Opening Reception September 7 At Palm Room And Unveiling Of “Chances For Art”, Opening Event At Elliott Museum September 22 And Meet The Artists On October 5

The Martin Artisans Guild has a packed schedule including the Opening Reception of “Fall Into Art” Exhibit on Wednesday, September 7 at the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique in Stuart.  A Special Exhibit will be unveiled at the Elliott Museum on Thursday, September 22 and a Meet the Artists will take place at the Palm Room on Wednesday, October 5.  All events are open to the public.  Don’t miss “Chances for Art” raffle raises funds for artists needing Open Studio Tour scholarships which kicks off on September 7.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Charlie Coté

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Colored Palms” by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Bucci

Charlie Coté

Glen Allen

Kim Beltrame

Mallo Bisset

Marian Vitale

Mark Stall

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Sue Klahne

Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Compression Gliding” by Michaelann Bellerjeau

Thursday, September 22, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Exhibit Runs Thru   Sunday, November 13

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Chances for Art will be unveiled Wednesday, September 7th at the opening for “Fall Into Art” at the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique.

 

 

mcost.org

 

 

The “Chances for Art” raffle raises funds for artists needing Open Studio Tour scholarships.  

 

 

 

Raffle tickets for a $20 donation each, each ticket purchased can be designated for a specific donated item.  Tickets will be available on our website and in the Gallery between September 6 and October 28, 2022.

 

All donated works will be shown on our website and in the Gallery.

 

There will be a drawing for the winners of each donated work on October 28, and winners will be announced on our website.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

 

Elliott Museum Showcases Original Artworks From 26 Members Of Martin Artisans Guild, Including Paintings, Glass, And Wearable Art. Opening Reception Is Thursday, April 14

The Elliott Museum invites the public to its newest exhibit, “Art Down The Hall”  for the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  Noteworthy and eye-catching creations of the twenty-six members of the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) include paintings as well as wearable art pieces. This exhibit is available through June 27, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

 

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

The exhibit will be up through June 27, 2022  during museum hours.

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum announces a new collaboration with the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) with the new exhibit, “Down The Hall”.  The public is invited to enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar at the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14.  The exhibit is available for viewing through June, 27, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge – Acrylic Painting      

Jeanine Baum – Oil Painting

Michaelann Bellerjeau – Oil Painting

Kimberly Beltrame – Oil on Canvas

Mallo Bisset – Oil on Canvas

Deborah Bottorff – 3D Acrylic Mosaic on Canvas

Janis Clary – Acrylic on Canvas

Diana Rell Dean – Pastel

James J. DeMartis – Watercolor

MJ Dowling – Acrylic on Canvas

Dot Galfond – Kiln Formed Glass

Torenzo Gann – Collage

Renee Keil – Acrylic Inks/Pastel

Carol Kepp – Oil Painting

Sue Klahne –  Acrylic & Resin

Sheryl Levine – Collagraph

Maria G Miele – Oil on Canvas

Mary Mirabito – Oil on Canvas

Lynn Morgan – Pastel 

Sally Browning Pearson – Watercolor

Chad Periman – Photography

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez  – Fiber Art/ Handloom Knit

Danuta Rothschild – Acrylic on Canvas

Mark A. Stall – Photography

Curt Whiticar – Oil Painting

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill  – Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

 www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

 

 

About the Historical Society of Martin County:

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum, (825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart) and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, (301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart) which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Elliott Museum Features 45 Artists Of 2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour With Special Reception on Wednesday, February 16. Mingle With The Artists, Enjoy The Music And Get A Preview Of The MCOST Studio Tour.

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 6th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Wednesday, February 16th. The Opening Reception, featuring the art by the 45 artists of the 2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour, will have live music by Chris & Alexhors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The artists of this year’s tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 5th & 6th!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 16 through February 20, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

The exhibit will be up from February 16th – 20th  during museum hours.

 

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

Original artwork by Deborah Bottorff

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

 

 

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

Original Floral by Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the music of Chris & Alex, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!

 

 

 

 

“Miami” by MJ Dowling

 

 

 

About The  2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   5 – 6, 2021

 

 

Handmade vessel by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

 

“Wake Up We’re At War” by Angela Krogen

 

 

For more information about this event, the Open Studio Tour, or membership:

 

mcost.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Jensen Beach Art League Announces Upcoming Monthly Sunday Art Shows On The Grounds Of The Elliott Museum. New Members Are Welcome

The Jensen Beach Art League (JBAL) welcomes art lovers and new artist members to join them at their monthly Sunday shows: January 16, February 13, March 13, and April 10 on the grounds of the Elliott Museum. This group of talented artists offers artist networking opportunities. JBAL fundraises and donates art supplies to local schools. If you are interested in joining, this is a friendly, professional, and welcoming group of artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

825 NE Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island
Stuart, FL 34996

772-225-1961  elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Original artwork by Joe Young

 

 

 

Learn more about the Jensen Beach Art League!  

This group of artists enjoy the camaraderie of networking with other artists as well as reaching out to the community to help others.  Besides donating school supplies for local schools, in the past, Jensen Beach Art League members have gone into school and community centers to encourage the next generation of artists!

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.jensenbeachartleague.com

Or

Facebook:  Jensen Beach Art League

 

 

 

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2022 Art For Living Calendars On Sale Now To Benefit Helping People Succeed. Enjoy Art At Its Best Every Month While Helping Others. View Original Artworks For Sale Virtually Or At Elliott Museum

It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed distributes its popular Art for Living Calendar. Helping People Succeed’s 2022 Art for Living Calendar reflects the beauty of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Each month is represented by a talented local artist whose artwork can also be seen online and at the Elliott Museum! Sales of the calendar and artworks benefit the mission of this worthy not-for-profit organization. A special reception, “Pinot & Picasso Gala” on Saturday, November 20 features an evening of fine wine and art at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club where you can mingle with the artistsThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Our Mission… Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.  

Learn more about how you can make a difference.

http://www.hpsfl.org

 

 

Looking    for    that    perfect    gift?

 

 

SEE   GALLERY   OF   ART   HERE

 

Or  In-person At:

 Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

 

 

 

Sales   of   Original   Artwork   Benefit   HPS

 

S p e c i a l    R e c e p t i o n :

Saturday, November 22, 2021  

 

 

 

 

To RSVP or for more information:  

Glenna Parris  772.320.0778   or    gparris@hpsfl.org

 

The    calendars   are   $20.00 

 

 

SEE    GALLERY   OF    ART    HERE

 

 

 

 

F E A T U R E D       A R T I S T S   :

 

 

Holly Cannon

Diane Raymond

Pam Patterson

Patrice Scott

Val Lally

Susan Clifford

Dan Mackin

Marian Vitale

Pat Hoshino

Julia Kelly

Sue Ann Mosley-Saleeby

Laura DeBerard

Don MacIntosh

 

 

Artists Signing Calendars:

Diane Raymond, Pam Patterson, Sue Ann Mosley-Saleeby and Dan Mackin

 

 

Available at:

 

 

All Creatures Animal Hospital   5885 S Kanner Highway    Stuart

Dr. James Vopal    801 SE Osceola Street    Stuart

A.E. Backus Gallery    500 N Indian River Drive    Fort Pierce

Elliott Museum    825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart

Dr. Kim Dettori    903 SE Ocean Blvd, Suite 1    Stuart

Frugal Framer    1745 SE Indian Street    Stuart

Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce    8958 SE Bridge Road    Hobe Sound

Maria’s Café   10 SW Osceola Street     Stuart

NISAIR Conditioning   3700 S US Highway 1   Fort Pierce

Northern Trust   2201 SE Kingswood Terrace   Stuart

Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce   55 S Parrott Avenue   Okeechobee

Old Colorado Inn   211 S Colorado Avenue   Stuart

Palm City Art and Frame   3664 SW 30th Avenue    Palm City

Palm City Chamber of Commerce   3168 SW Martin Downs Blvd    Palm City

Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce   1650 S Kanner Highway    Stuart

The Dolphin Gift Shop   1401 NE Indian River Drive    Jensen Beach

The Gilt Complex  608 S Colorado Avenue    Stuart

Tara Biek Creative  45 SW Seminole Ste 5    Stuart

Peggy’s Natural Foods  10471 SE Federal Hwy      Hobe Sound

Barnes and Noble  3001 NW Federal Highway    Jensen Beach

 

Many Thanks To:  Our underwriters: Water Pointe Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Green Design, Sandhill Cove Retirement Living, All Creatures Animal Hospital, NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating, Mark Brechbill, PLLC, Dave’s Plumbing, EW Consultants, Ross Mixing, Mary Kay Buckridge, Peggy’s Natural Foods, Premier Physical Therapy and Corporate Furniture Options.

 

 

 

Serving our community for over 56 years, Helping People Succeed helps develop healthy families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties by providing numerous parenting, mental health and behavioral support programs. Helping People Succeed also provides support services designed to enable adults with special needs to fully participate in volunteer and employment roles in our community.

For more information, visit our website at hpsfl.org or contact Glenna Parris at 772.320.0778.

 

 

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Elliott Museum Unveils “A Sea Story Girl” Featuring Artworks By Jane Lawton Baldridge Opening June 3

The Elliott Museum will feature  “Portfolios – Jane Lawton Baldridge, A Sea Story Girl”.  A local artist whose artwork has been showcased as far away as the Republic of Slovenia, Baldridge is an award-winning sailor, licensed boat captain, and accomplished mixed media artist. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Thursday, June 3 to meet the artist.  This exhibit continues through October 31, 2021.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING       RECEPTION

 

 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

5  –  7  PM

 

 

Available June 3 through October 31, 2021

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 

 

“Kissimmee River” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

This exhibit highlights the art of Jane Baldridge, an award-winning sailor, licensed boat captain, and accomplished mixed media artist.

 

 

“Stuart Beach” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

Her paintings reflect the movement, variation, and transformation of the ocean and rivers through color and light.

 

 

“Southbound Sea” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

Concerned with the ecological challenges facing waterways and coastal areas today, her current work focuses on sea level rise, the damage of plastics, and the threat of pollution to the environment.

 

 

 

Left to Right: “Toddler of the Lower Key”, “Child of the Upper key”, “Teen of Fort Lauderdale”  by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

The venues where Baldridge’s artwork has been shown include Lincoln Center, Times Square, the Louvre, Museum of Computer Art, Mint Museum, Cameron Museum of Art and Fayetteville Museum of Art and at the World Festival of Art on Paper in Slovenia. She also has a print in the Library of Congress. For more information, visit her website, www.artspeaks.com.

 

 

For more information, call the museum at 772-225-1961

or visit the website, www.hsmc-fl.com.

 

 

About the Historical Society of Martin County:

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum, (825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart) and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, (301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart) which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

 

 

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5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour Offers Free Guide To Artists’ Workspaces And Galleries Saturday, March 6 And Sunday, March 7

Meet thirty highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on March 6 & 7 , 2021.  This Free event brings art lovers to 21 different studios with a self-guided map. At the studios, watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

MARCH 6 & 7, 2021  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

“Day Dream” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.

 

 

 

 

Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

Art Explorers can see which artist interests them the most and plan their weekend accordingly.

 

 

Ceramics by Candy Walsh

 

These booklets can be picked up in several local businesses: CourtHouse Cultural Center, Stuart Art Supply, Elliott Museum, Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor, Red Barn Furniture, Palm Room of Harbour Bay Plaza, to name only a few.  You may go to MCOST.org to see a listing of all the studios. Each studio will have extra booklets to give out.

 

 

 

Mark Stall in his photography studio

 

 

 

Laura Kay Darvil in her jewelry studio

 

 

MCOST TOUR  is held in the communities of Martin County including Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Salerno, Stuart and Jensen Beach.

 


“Simplify Your Life” by Jim and Tess Dirks

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 


Mermaid’s Box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

The  Artists:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Barb Bucci

James DeMartis

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Curt Whiticar

Lynne Barletta

Angela Krogen

Barry Greff

Renee Keil

Chris Kling

Sheryl Levine

Lynn Morgan

Sally Pearson

Katie Gianni

Jim Dirks

Diana Rell Dean

Billie-Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Mark Stall

Skip Hartzell

Cheryl Cote

Mallo Bisset

Candy Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Dot Galfond

Sue Klahne

Jane Baldridge

Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

For more information:

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

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