Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa) Announces Autumn Workshops: Fall Foliage Cards, Gratitude Journals, Holiday Cards, Nature Journals And Drawing, And More For Adults And Teens

Get creative at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach with some exciting new workshops: Fall Foliage Cards, Gratitude Journals, Holiday Cards, Nature Journals And Drawing. Learn with Artist-in-Residence, Andrea Huffman and with Nature/Nurture Journaling guru, Autumn Kioti. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register NOW! Some classes are Free!




Bailey Contemporary Arts


41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060





L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  






Workshops    with   Andrea    Huffman:



Saturday, October 2       11 am – 1pm  $30

Fall Foliage Greeting Cards Workshop




This workshop is led by Artist-in-Residence Andrea Huffman. Create one-of-a-kind monoprints on blank notecards using plants stencils and other everyday objects. This is a fun, creative, spontaneous process, requiring no previous art experience. Each print is a delightful surprise of layers of colors and shapes. 




Saturday, October 30          11 am – 2 pm       $30

Gratitude Journals Workshop 





This workshop is led by Artist-in-Residence Andrea Huffman. Create a colorful, original fabric covered journal with hand-paint watercolor paper pages. a variety of design techniques, including stenciling, stamping, and painting will be taught to create interesting effects. Fabric cover can be embellished with stamps and a selection of threads, ribbons and other embellishments can be used to make each journal truly unique. A beautiful way to record your dreams, memories and aspirations! 



Saturday, November 13      11 am – 2 pm      $30

Hand Printed Holiday Cards Workshop






This workshop is led by Artist in Residence Andrea Huffman. This year skip the box cards and send your friends and loved ones an original work of art in celebration of the Winter Holiday Season. Each student will design and carve an original stamp to print on cards and envelopes. Topics such as adding text and multi-color printing will be discussed, to create a unique set of cards to celebrate the season.




O N G O I N G        MONTHLY      W O R K S H O P S



Drawing Space

Second Saturdays   1 – 3 pm  FREE   (Begins November)






Come to Bailey Contemporary Arts for an afternoon of free flow drawing. Bring your sketchbook and favorite drawing tools like pencil, charcoal, ink and markers, and spend two hours drawing a live model. Whether you are curious about drawing, want to practice your skills, or simply unwind, spend time doodling, meeting new people and forgetting about the outside world; this Drawing Space is for you. 

Drawing Space is a free 2-hour, monthly activity for teens and adults in the community to spend time drawing live models in a variety of props and costumes. Participants bring their own sketchbooks and drawing materials to work on their drawings. They are welcome to share their final drawings, participate as models and bring additional props. No prior experience needed. 

We welcome performance art and theater students, who also want to practice their pose and prop techniques as part of Drawing Space.




Nature/Nurture: Pathways to Nature Journaling

Third Fridays    6 – 8:30 pm    $30   (Begins October)




This monthly 2.5-hour workshop explores the dynamics of nature drawing and creative writing. Join Autumn Kioti, a trained naturalist and environmental educator, visual artists and storyteller, in a journey to the crossroads of art, ecology and exploration. In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to draw a variety of objects and artifacts found in nature, using watercolor, pencil and ink, along with alternative and creative painting methods.  Workshops include watercolor sketch pad to take home. Adults. No experience necessary. 16 students max. 




Introduction to Drawing and Art History

Third Saturdays    10 am – 1 pm    $25   (Begins October)


Introduction to Drawing and Art History is a monthly 3-hour workshop, where students learn how to create compelling still-life images with charcoal or graphite inspired by the composition, technique and observation of specific periods in Art History. Each session focuses on short fragments of the history of art, creating a quick and dynamic timeline that reviews the most relevant elements and influences in art, while enriching the mind and providing inspiration for still-life compositions. While it is recommended to take various workshops to enhance the art history and technique aspects of each lesson, students have the option to take workshops independently, for each session is designed to work autonomously reviewing basic elements of drawing, perspective and composition.




For more information visit, or call 954-545-7800


Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060




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West Palm Beach Juneteenth Celebration Opens Juried Call To Visual Artists For June 19 Community Wide Event

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach on Saturday, June 19, 2021.  Over 30 community partners formed to commemorate the date when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all remaining enslaved people on June 19, 1865, almost two years after President Lincoln signed the original document. The committee issued a call to visual artists who want to sell their original artwork or handmade creations.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application process in this article. Deadline for submission is June 12.















SATURDAY   JUNE 19, 2021



1   –   9   PM



Meyer Amphitheater

104 Datura Street   West Palm Beach, 33401







The festivities begin on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 1 – 9  pm. The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Committee is issuing a call to visual artists who want to sell their original artwork, or handmade creations.


The event is juried so not all applicants will be accepted. The non-refundable application fee is $25 per artist, paid in advance.


Event is rain or shine. No refunds unless event is cancelled due to Covid 19.



Guidelines for submission are as follows:


We require that all artwork be original and made by the artist, (no resale items).

Each artist must submit three JPEGS of their work and include an image of their booth set up.

Artists may share a booth, but each artist must submit required materials and fee.

Booth cost with tent provided is $250.

Artists may provide their own tent which drops booth cost to $200.

Full payment is due upon acceptance into the celebration. 

Artists provide their own booth set up either way.

Tents can only be weighted down for wind (no spikes).

Spaces are 10 x 10 ft. Set up time begins at 10:00 am.

Take down is after 9:00 pm.

Participants will have two drop off points for their material on the day of the event.

Deadline for submission is June 12.


For additional questions please call:

Mikki Royce at 561-829-3222

Payment is by PayPal:



This celebration is presented by the Juneteenth Organizing Committee, a nonpartisan group of over 30 community organizations including Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Mothers Against Murderers Assoc., NOW PBC, Black Village Voice News, Corey Jones Fd., United Plus, Hospitality Helping Hands, People of Purpose, New Macedonia Church, United Way, and Division 20 of Kiwanis District Florida.







For further information contact

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Old School Square Creative Arts School Is Offering Two Virtual Classes With Fran Mann Goodman- Blending Art History With Abstract Expressionism

Old School Square Creative Arts School is offering two virtual classes with innovative artist and teacher, Fran Mann Goodman.  Beginners Class (starts April 27) and Intermediate/Advanced Class (starts April 28) will blend art history with abstract impressionism. Over the four weeks, students will be exposed to famous as well as “forgotten” artists as they channel their own style into a painting.  The classes include critique and a generous serving of excitement and joy!  The Rickie Report shares the details for registration as well as some sneak peeks of former students’ artworks.  











Fran offers two levels of classes at

Old School Square Creative Arts School:




BEGINNERS  Classes Start April 27





The course is all about creating mood and emotion on the canvas through learning and experiencing experience in creative ways. Students have the freedom to let go and allow your inner artist to emerge, while exploring the lives and artistic styles of four famous abstract expressionists from the 40’s and 50s. They learn from their paintings, concepts of composition with an emphasis on color/value, balance, scale, and spatial relations. In demonstrations, they will be guided as to how to do color mixing and how to develop a layered and textured painting with acrylic paint and various mediums and applicators, which they can practice with at that same time.

Then each week, in their home, they “channel” the artists’ styles into their own painting.  After their painting is complete they send in a photo for a group critique the following week. If students need any guidance, they are free to contact Fran. During the course of the four weeks, they may be asked to watch certain movies and videos related to the artists.




Classes Start April 28






This is a unique class that gives students familiar with abstract expressionism an opportunity to convert impressionism into expressionism. Over the course of four weeks, they explore the lives and artistic styles of four artists from different periods of time. With the aid of material emailed to them, they examine these artists’ paintings for composition and design. In demonstrations, they learn how to use unique mediums and applicators to develop dimension and texture. Then they “channel” these artists’ styles into their own expressionist painting, doing one painting every week. After their painting is complete they send in a photo for a group critique the following week. In between time, if students need any guidance, they are free to contact Fran. During the course of the four weeks, they may be asked to watch certain movies and videos related to the artists.




Fran Mann Goodman with one of her award winning paintings


Fran Mann Goodman is an award winning painter of abstract expressionism. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the National League of American Pen Women where she is the cochair of the art program for the Florida branch; the Arts Student League, ArtServe, Broward Art Guild and a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Fran serves on the board of the Delray Art League the Arts Education Fund Chair.  Fran received her formal training at Chouinard Art Institute (now CAL ARTS) where she worked in the style of representational art. As a student in the ‘60s, Fran was chosen to exhibit her paintings heavily texturized with spackling wall paste in galleries and furniture showrooms in LA. She had also received representation at a gallery in NJ.





After college, due to a childhood trauma with her face, Fran applied her artistic skill to the makeup field where she built a thirty-year career inspiring women to see the “art” in their faces. Her unique aesthetic approach, coupled with her workshops, seminars, support groups, as well as widespread media exposure, earned her national and international recognition. She was featured on talk shows, women’s magazines and other print media including The New York Times. Fran did not paint during those years. Instead, she penned a memoir and two screenplays centered around her life story.


In 2013, Fran returned to painting after a bout with Lyme disease left her with arthritic fingers and the difficulty to continue writing. She began working in the style of Abstract Expressionism, preferring to create mood and emotion over defined images, infusing her paintings with pastes, sand, glosses, paper towels, and acrylic skins.  Since then, Fran’s paintings have been exhibited in over thirty galleries in New Jersey, the Chelsea district of Manhattan and Southern Florida, and are in private collection in the United States.


Fran enjoys painting and exhibiting but her passion is teaching. In 2013, she created, “NOT YOUR ORDINARY PAINTING CLASS,” which she has taught at a museum in New Jersey and in several locations in Florida. Fran is an invited lecturer and runs workshops and demonstrations in her craft across Florida. Both her paintings and her classes have been showcased in various Florida media.




Artwork by Student of Fran Mann Goodman


When asked why she teaches, Fran tells The Rickie Report, “Although I enjoy composing weekly curriculums and delivering the contents, it is not the reason I love to teach. I love to teach because of what my students give back to me…their faith and trust in me. Their approving nods while I’m in the process of explaining something, their warm smiles when they get it, their great eagerness to absorb what I suggest to them during their painting process, their pride and joy in their finished work. Although they will be painting on their own, I try to be there for them. In between classes, I make myself available for those who want additional guidance.


Some students start the first class skeptical about their ability and are nervous to put a single mark on a canvas so they work on the smallest size that is required, 16” x 20”. Then, in subsequent classes, I notice not only does their self-confidence and quality of their work grow, so does their desire to paint on larger canvases. By the end of the 4 weeks, often students are painting as big as 30” x 40”.




One of Fran Mann Goodman’s students at work


The students are usually adults who have never painted in abstract expressionism before. They don’t necessarily have any prior drawing or painting experience either. On the first day of class, I explain to them that they are not here to “make apples so real you can take bites out of them.” In fact, there is nothing they must or should do! There are no goals!, No mistakes! Students paint from their hearts, not from their heads. The paintings elicit feelings and emotions.


As far as the artists that we explore, I feel they are our teachers. We learn from their lives their struggles and successes and the lessons they have left behind. (I also share their “secrets,” things people might not know about them. Then no longer are they just a biography, but seemingly real people that “are right in the room” with us!)



Artwork by student of Fran Mann Goodman


To date, I have exposed students to over a hundred artists from Pollack to Rembrandt. For the beginners, at first I concentrate on the famous artists who started the expressionist movement from the 40’s and 50’s. Then as students take more and more classes we explore those who were considered “forgotten.”  For the intermediate/advanced class students study the impressionists in an attempt to channel their style into an expressionist painting of their own. Sometimes, in the process of exploring an artist’s life, students will be exposed to a movement or an institution they were involved with. For example, Kandinsky was a member of Der Blaue Reiter so we explored the movement as well.


The students and I form an amazing bond. Often former students will text me an image of a painting they have started on their own to ask for my opinion, or they will contact me to tell me about a gallery show or event I may be interested in. Some beginner students have been accepted into juried shows. I am planning a gallery exhibit for all level several students this fall.




Artwork by student of Fran Goodman



Here are some comments from Fran’s students:


  • “I am so happy to have met and attended Fran’s art classes. She has touched my soul with her gentle presence, her love of art, and intelligent observations. She has brought out a new and exciting awareness of color, lines, movement and values; unknown to me before.”


  • “Fran brings out the hidden artist in all of us with demonstrations by famous artists, color, theory, observations and discussion with music and laughter.”


  • “Thank you, Fran for stirring and waking up my sleeping artistic soul.”


  • “Thanks for blowing the lids off our minds by teaching your method! Think I was at a crossroads with painting the former way.


  • “I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact you have made on my life I came to your class expecting nothing more than a pleasant version and an outlet for my grief with your help I have discovered something I love I have so much to learn but even though the process is sometimes painful for me I am glad to have your guidance to help me along in this journey you are a wonderful teacher and a special human being I am so glad I found you.”


More testimonies can be found on her website:


For more information about these classes or to purchase her artwork:

Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons.

If you are interested in taking one, you can register on her website at

Facebook page: Fran Mann Goodman’s Paintbox Not Your Ordinary Painting Class




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Expert Sofia Maduro Gives An Illustrated Lecture At April Photo Salon At Armory Art Center April 9

What is the difference between a good photograph and a great photograph?  Come to the Armory Art Center’s Photo Salon on Tuesday, April 9 to learn more.  Sofia Maduro will present an illustrated lecture, “The Enlightened Viewer – Learning to Look and See”,  followed by Q & A.   She serves as the Director of Education at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars!





811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776




Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 pm



“The Enlightened Viewer –

Learning to Look and See”

What makes a good photograph?

What makes a great one?




Sofia    Maduro



In The Armory Art Center Media Room

$10 donation at the door

Space is limited so arrive early.




Sofia Vollmer Maduro



Sofia Vollmer Maduro, an internationally recognized art and photography expert and lecturer, who currently serves as Director of Education at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.  At the Four Arts, Sofia has led field trips to Art Basel, taught workshops on the appreciation of photographic art, and classes on organizing genealogical and photo archives. 


In 1993 Sofia founded the Alberto Vollmer Foundation research facility in Caracas, Venezuela, which houses and promotes the study of significant Latin-American archives from the 19th and 20th century economic and art history. She served as a trustee at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, the world’s foremost museum of photography and film (2012-2018), as well as on boards and advisory committees of numerous cultural organizations in Venezuela, USA, and Europe. She is on the curatorial committee of the Photo London Art Fair (2013-present). And, has advised on collections, juried art prizes, organized seminars, curated exhibitions, and published books.




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




Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit or call (561) 832-1776




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Jane Hart’s Talk At Armory Art Salon Has Been Cancelled Due To Illness

Unfortunately, due to illness, Jane Hart will not be speaking at the Armory Art Salon on April 18th.  The Rickie Report will send updates when more information is available.

4th Annual Plein Air Schedule March 8-12 Offers Many Opportunities To Art Lovers And Artists

The Lighthouse ArtCenter 4th Annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 8 through March 12. Nationally recognized, award-winning artists from around the Country will paint throughout Palm Beach County, depicting scenes from the beaches and natural Florida landscapes to the quickly disappearing old Florida homes and residential areas. Known as “Paint-Outs,” the artists will be visiting seven different outdoor areas to paint the varied landscapes and cityscapes. The Rickie Report shares the details here, as some events require reservations.





373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 746-3101




March 8 – 12, 2017

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 and outdoor painting locales throughout Palm Beach County.





2017 Participating Artists:

​Stephanie Amato, GA

David Boyd Jr., GA

Carl Bretzke, MN

Michele Byrne, PA

​Eli Cedrone, FL

Kathleen Denis, FL

Bill Farnsworth, FL

Kevin Feary, NY   

Nyle Gordon, MO        

Karen Ann Hitt, FL      

Jennifer Holmes, CT       

Neal Hughes, NJ   

Charlie Hunter, VT      

​Maryanne Jacobsen, FL     

Shelby Keefe, WI     

Chris Kling, FL   

Debra Latham, TX      

Gregory Little, FL      

Andre Lucero, VA      

Tom Lynch, IL

Jeffrey Markowsky, GA      

Ted Matz, FL     

Jim McVicker, CA      

Spencer Meagher, IL  

Dan Mondloch, MN     

Kathie Odom, TN     

Joseph Palmerio, FL     

Ralph Papa, FL​  

Elise Phillips, PA      

Devin Roberts, MO     

Cynthia Rosen, VT      

Lawrence Rudolech, IN  

Manon Sander, FL      

Jason Sacran, AR     

Patrick Saunders, MO     

Robert Simone, FL  

Richard Sneary, MO     

R. Gregory Summers, KS     

Nancy Tankersley, MD     

Robin Weiss, WA

Cory Wright, FL  






Paint Out with Juried Artists
March 8 to March 11, 2017

Artists will be painting at the following locations. The public is invited to watch the painters create and will have the opportunity to buy art on the spot.


• Riverbend Park (dawn to dusk)
9060 W Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478

• DuBois Park and Jupiter Beach Park (dawn to dusk)
19075 Dubois Road, Jupiter, FL 33477

• Harbourside Place
200 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

• Juno Beach Pier (dawn to dusk)
14775 US Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

• Northwood Village
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

• Society of the Four Arts (Wed. & Fri. 10 am to 5 pm, Sat. 10am to noon, closed Thurs.)
2 4 Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480

• Bethesda by the Sea (church and surrounding area, dawn to dusk)
​141 S County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480





Saturday, March 11

VIP Reception
5 – 9 p.m., $100 per person

VIP’s will get a sneak peek and be able to meet our artists, plus get the first opportunity to purchase the art on display by our award-winning artists. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by local gourmet restaurants, have access to art consultants to assist with your purchase as well as apply your $100 ticket towards the purchase of a painting. BUY TICKETS :


Collectors’ Reception
6:30 – 9 p.m., $25 per person
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you peruse the art. Art consultants will help you with purchasing art, and you may apply your $25 ticket towards your purchase. Proceeds benefit the 4th Annual Plein Air Festival. ​





Quick Draw

Sunday, March 12

​(Registration required for artists. $30 for members, $40 for non-members.)
FOR Entry Form:

Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk, Jupiter
8 – 9am Artist Registration
9 am – 11 am Paint Out
11 am – 12 noon Judging
12 noon – 3 pm Awards will be announced and then art will then be for sale to the public.



Free admission to the ArtCenter Gallery

To view the daily “wet paintings,” from 10 am – 4 pm



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Collectors’ Preview Party and Wet Painting Sales

$100 per person for the Preview Party and Award Ceremony 5 – 9 pm.

Ticket price is good toward the purchase of a painting.

General Admission:  $25 from  6:30 – 9 pm.

The public is invited to watch the artists and purchase paintings at the Paint-Out locations. The diverse locations for the paint-outs include Northwood Village in West Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts and Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, Riverbend Park, Harbourside Place and DuBois Park in Jupiter and Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach. With over 120 artists from around the country entering the jurying process, the forty one artists that were selected represent the best of the Plein Air genre. They will be competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes. The artists will deliver their paintings each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery for viewing by the general public.



Quick Draw Painting Contest:

Sunday, March 12

Open to All Artists!


Plaza Down Under locational  RiverWalk, Jupiter

9 to 11 am

The art will be judged, awards will be given and the art will be available for purchase from noon to 3pm at the park.


More Information:

Jennifer Chaparro, Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival Staff Liaison (561) 748-8737

Lighthouse ArtsCenter
Gallery & School of Art
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101




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Stanford Slutsky Does It Again! “Food Of Your Childhood Brings Back The Good Times” At SOLO Exhibit In Delray Beach

The Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center located in Delray Beach is happy to announce the opening of a SOLO exhibition, “Food of Your Childhood to Bring Back the Good Times”. This exhibition of works by Stanford Slutsky has been curated by artists, Ralph Papa and Ann Schwartz. The show begins Monday, July 18th and runs through October 8, 2016.  The Free, Public Opening Reception and opportunity to meet the artist takes place on Sunday, September 18, 2016.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  You’re going to LOVE this 3D artwork enough to take it home!






Shirley & Barton Weisman

Delray Community Center

7091 W.Atlantic Avenue        Delray Beach, FL 33446 


“Food of Your Childhood To

Bring Back the Good Times”



Free and Open To The Public


Opens Monday, July 18, 2016



Exhibit runs Monday, July 18th through October 8th, 2016

Free, Meet the Artist Reception:

Sunday, September 18th

2  to 4 pm 



 The Weisman Delray Community Center

Is open to the public at no charge.



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:  9 am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 9 pm

Friday: 9 am – 4:30 pm


Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception.

For more information: Risa Demato 561.558.2149




Sanford Slutsky with 3D Mixed Media




Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stanford Slutsky is a nationally and internationally known American painter and sculptor who has exhibited extensively in south Florida including in the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and many more museums. His evolution as an artist has led him to create larger-than-life explorations of food. But not just any food has captured his fancy… Slutsky harnesses the innocence of youth with sculptures of large donuts covered with colorful sprinkles, popsicles, strawberry shortcakes, ice cream on sticks, cakes, candy and even fruit, cheeseburgers and hot dogs.



StanfordSlutzky#486 Assorted Candy 14 x 20 x3

Stanford Slutsky’s “Assorted Candy”


By exaggerating the size of these snacks and desserts, the artist similarly enhances the viewer’s craving. Slutsky states, “After walking through the market, I see something sweet to create and proceed to recreate in my studio by eating, studying, feeling and smelling my new subject matter.” Slutsky then starts by taking photos, measuring, sculpting, sanding, and mixing paint colors for the mixed media construction of his artwork.



Stanford Slutsky’s “Orange Push Up”





After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his optical illusion Art and geometric techniques, Slutsky has now moved into his new territory. His memory of the summer of 1957 when he drove a Good Humor ice cream truck and was called “Stan the Good Humor Man” drives his intention to stimulate and provoke a positive emotional response to our love of food.





Stanford Slutsky’s “Big Boy”




Combining all his techniques with his love of art and his other passion…food. which he creates giant size realistic sculptures.  “When I was a child,” says Slutsky of Boynton Beach, FL, “there was something about the illusions magicians created that captured my imagination. I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in all my artwork. Today, all of my new works of food are creations of colorful, playful and appetizing – yet calorie free”.



StanfordSlutsky#418 Large Donuts 24 x 35 x 6 1920


Stanford Slutsky’s “Half Dozen”




Slutsky has exhibited in numerous venues and participated in many national and international competitions including Boca Raton Museum of Art 54th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, (out of more than 1100 submissions by nearly 400 artists, he was one of less than 100 artists chosen to represent the Best in Florida), 2016 His “Assorted Candy” won award at The Armory Art Center ( West Palm Beach), Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach international Airport, Rosen Museum Gallery (Boca Raton), and Hortt 45 The Best Of South Florida, among others.



Stanford Slutsky’s “Paper Dot Candy”


The Weisman Delray Community Center is open to the public at no charge. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday 9 am-9 pm. Closed Weekends and Holidays with exception of Artist Reception. For more information, contact Risa Demato 561.558.2149




For more information about the artist visit: or email or call: 561.865.1285




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Artisans On The Ave Invite You To Special “Earthly Delights” Celebration

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Earth Day with” Earthy Delights” Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon. Stop by on Earth Day evening April 22, 2016. Featuring works in clay created by EarthArtists Clay Studio(Tracy Rosof- Petersen) and works in fiber created by EarthArt (Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!






“Earthly Delights”:

Earth Evening Art Exhibit

Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon



 Tracy Rosof- Petersen

Mary Catello

Teri Solomoni






Opening Reception:

Earth Day Evening, April 22, 2016

6 to 9 pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  0r  561-582-3300






       Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni



Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni of EarthArt along with Tracy Rosof-Petersen from EarthArtists Clay Studio, invite you to join us for an Earthly Evening of Celebrating Art Works born from natural gifts from Mother Earth. On this 46th Earth Day we are reminded of the collective need for cleaning up the earth’s air and water and for conserving our natural resources.




                  Tracy Rosof-Petersen


Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Earth Day with” Earthy Delights” Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon Earth Day evening April 22, 2016 . Featuring works in clay created by EarthArtists Clay Studio, Tracy Rosof- Petersen and works in fiber created by EarthArt by Mary Catello, and Teri Solomoni.



Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Tracy Rosof-Petersen of EarthArtists Clay Studio is proud to create functional and decorative clay wares for everyday uses. CREATING hand-made Clay Art is ecologically friendly and leaves a low carbon footprint. USING small studio clayware reduces our negative human impact on Earth, supports ethical consumerism and promotes sustainability. Green purchases you can feel great about!












Functional Works by Tracy Rosof-Petersen





Tracy’s work is whimsical, touchable and warm. Surfaces are bathed in satin earth toned glazes. Her clay designs include Sea inspired functional gifts to celebratory vessels adorned with “Circle of Life” ornamentation to large scale sculpted tile murals. Ms Rosof- Petersen has been creating in clay for over 30 years. She is known locally for her public art sculpted mural installations around Palm Beach County and for her meticulous ceramic repair techniques.


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EarthArt by Mary and Teri is a mother-daughter team that look to the local palm trees to create both functional and artistic vessels. The material used, palm inflorescence and palm boots are personally gathered and prepared for use. Most of the material is gathered prior to hurricane season in an effort to reduce damage while replenishing their supply.













Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni


Mary and Terri’s vessels are extremely unique because of the material and design. They have had national recognition by displaying in the Fruitland Museum, a television episode of “Graceland” and being published in “More to Consider”.


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Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni


When you visit the 3 showrooms, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.  Visit this Opening Reception for an evening fun. Meet the artists!!! Celebrate our wonderful earth and enjoy yourself!


For more information about this exhibit, artists or displaying your own art, please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Owners,
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro





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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420









Artisans On The Ave Offers Functional And Artistic Gifts For Dads and Grads

Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro of Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth are changing the way we think about handcrafted items as gifts for men and are highlighting the male artists of this gallery/boutique this month. We’re talking about gifts that are functional and artistic!  More art lovers are supporting local artists who happen to live here, but sell their work nationally and internationally. The Rickie Report shares some of the newest artwork and fine crafts just in time for Father’s Day and Graduations.  Note to Wedding Planners: Great gift ideas for Groomsmen, too!  Stop by on Friday, June 19th for a FREE Opening Reception!  Be sure to sign in with Artisans’ Gift Registry and let your friends and loved ones know what you’d like!








Father’s Day Exhibition

Friday June 19th 2015

6:00 – 9:00pm


Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

For more info 561-762-8162

Free event




Artisans On The Ave

Enjoy a night discovering unique art, hand made by our talented artists. Give Dad or your special friend a gift, functional or fun that he will enjoy. He is your hero who you appreciate for all the friendship and guidance he has given you throughout the years. Show how much you admire him on his special day.


Handmade Wood Turned Pens and Bar Tools by Howard Fleischer

Handmade Wood Turned Pens and Bar Tools by Howard Fleischer



This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase gifts for GRADUATES, too.  Give the Grads in your life something they will use and think of you each time. A wood turned pen for his new office or a special sushi dish for the gourmet?



Functional and Handmade Pottery Pieces by John McCoy

Functional and Handmade Pottery Pieces by John McCoy

Support the creative male artists featured in Artisans On The Ave gallery by purchasing one of their “manmade” pieces. We have unique pottery mugs for his favorite beverage. If he is a whiz in the kitchen a selection of beautiful exotic wooden cutting boards and baguette trays will enhance his table and delight his dinner guests.



Photography by Dennis Tishkowsky

Photography by Dennis Tishkowsky

Choose a fused glass wine holder in a bold contemporary color or a great corkscrew/stopper. Perhaps a vintage car photograph would be to his liking to add nostalgia to his man cave. The executive in your life may enjoy a wonderful, custom created ink pen. Whatever you choose we are sure he will be pleased!!


Underwater Photography by ©

Underwater Photography by ©

Our male featured artists are John McCoy, Robert ben Kline, James McClean, Robert Hunter, Dennis Tishkowsky, Barry Friedman, Al Abraskin, Howard Fleischer, Wilmer Gallego, Rick Eggert, E J Morales , Jessie Showalter, Boaz Kimelman, Dr. Herb Brofsky, Ray Gross and Kelly Dean Manganaro.


Whimsical Pottery by Robert ben Kline

Whimsical Pottery by Robert ben Kline

Pop Art By Kelly Dean Manganaro

Pop Art By Kelly Dean Manganaro










Visit Artisans On The Ave Gallery!

Enjoy Art and Refreshments


Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

For more info 561-762-8162



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


You Are Invited to a Weekend Full of Complimentary Art Glass Showcases!

You are invited to a weekend full of complimentary art glass showcases!  McMow Art Glass, the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Bullseye Glass Company and  Jen-Ken Kilns are offering glass blowing demonstrations, a Special Gallery of Artists, FREE presentations and huge discounts on glass supplies.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.




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Art Comes To Life at Lake Worth Art Synergy Event


Art comes to life in flaming glory on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM as two of the most renowned glass artisans, Shelly Muzylowski and Rik Allen, give live demonstrations of their glassblowing skills at the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, a 14,000 square foot fine arts fabrication center located in Lake Worth. Benzaiten’s Creative Director Rick Eggert will be also demonstrating his phenomenal skills along with glass artist, David Peterson.

Participants will also enjoy:

  • music, flowing champagne & wine along with artistic nibbles
  • a special gallery show with many of the city’s leading artists participating

Where: 1105 2nd Ave South, Lake Worth, FL 33460

When: 7pm – 10pm






Join McMow Art Glass

Saturday, January 24th




‘Back to Basics’
with Mike Glotfelty of Jen-Ken Kilns
10-11 am

Learn the basics of kiln operation from one of the best kiln manufacturers in the business. A wide variety of topics will be covered including shelf wash procedure, programming, kiln loading, and many more! This will be an interactive presentation fueled but your questions so please come prepared with questions and issues to troubleshoot.


‘Special Effects in Fused Glass’
with Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co.
1-3 pm


McMow Art Glass is proud and extremely excited to announce that Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co. will be joining us all the way from Portland, Oregon! She will be doing a presentation about the Special Effects you can achieve with Bullseye’s extensive palette of reactive glass styles complete with a video & slideshow presentation, samples, and a quiz wrap it all up! Don’t miss out on this extra special learning opportunity.





For more information about McMow Art Glass and these events  please visit:

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420