Enjoy An Evening Of Great Art And Great Conversation At The Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center Sponsored By Pompano Beach Cultural Council And Ft. Lauderdale Branch Of National League Of American Pen Women

Join the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch and Pompano Beach Cultural Council for a delightful evening with five nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists at the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center. This intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation takes place on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, with hors d’oeuvres and libations included. RSVP is requested and Free. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear Susan Convery, Sharron Demarest, Claudia Hafner, Karen Tondiglia, and Rosaria Vigorito talk about their art journey and current work.  Pompano Beach is a cultural hub – don’t miss this event! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.














Free Event: Please register to ensure more than enough refreshments

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M E E T      THE   A R T I S T S:



 Susan Convery




“Sun Glow” by Susan Convery




Susan Convery is an award-winning Florida Certified High School Art Teacher with eight plus years of advanced drawing and painting classroom experience. An accomplished portrait artist she has illustrated two children’s books. She works mostly in watercolor, but also enjoys oil and acrylic painting.  Retiring in 2020, she now enjoys leading supportive, fun and rewarding cooperative art workshops at home and around the world and helping her students uncover their personal artistic genius. www.susanconvery.com





Sharron Demarest





“Slaying the Fruit” by Sharron Demarest



Sharon’s passion for photography was ignited as a high school senior when she acquired a plastic $3.98 Diana camera. Her professional start in photography began as a darkroom technician for various New York-based photographers, including W. Eugene Smith, notable for his WW II photography and documentation of the city of Pittsburgh. Her works are at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and in private collections in NYC and Florida. She’s the recipient of awards from local juried and group exhibits as well as internationally in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers. www.scd-photographics.com 







Claudia Hafner






“Sea Turtle” by Claudia Hafner





As a watercolorist, Claudia approaches her subjects as portraiture, whether people, wildlife, flower or architecture. She recreates the character of the subject through color and a careful, but loose style which combines a propensity for detail with the desire for freedom and motion. From her grade school portraits of the Beatles to being a handweaver early in her artistic career with sometime in-between in the corporate world to being the widely collected watercolorist she is today, Claudia’s love of nature inspires much of her work. Claudia exhibits both at indoor exhibitions and outdoor art festivals. www.claudiahafnerwatercolor.com







Karen Tondiglia








“Welcome Home” by Karen Tondiglia



Karen found her voice as a painter after graduating from Kent State University, teaching for two years and then working for various corporations. She joined a co-op gallery, honed her painting skills and 40 years later she is still painting. Watercolor has always been her favorite medium, but she also enjoys painting with acrylics, oils and pastels. Having traveled extensively as well as lived in three different states, her award-winning paintings range from urban scenes to seascapes, flowers and fauna. www.karentondigliafineart.com








Rosaria Vigorito






“Empathic” by Rosario Vigorito



Formerly a NY lawyer and law librarian professor, Rosaria Vigorito is now an established and award-winning artist, who exhibits locally and internationally in different venues, including art fairs, galleries, government institutions and museums.  She also loves offering her art to help various charitable organizations. Rosaria perceives her artist role as messenger, philosopher, outlier and empath. Her unique and noticeable style involves mosaic style fragmentation, raw emotive lines and vibrant colors, combined to explore various themes, such as the female form, portraiture, androgyny and the inner psyche. www.rosariavigorito.com







Event is free. Please register to ensure more than enough refreshments

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About National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch:



For more than 65 years the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) has been a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award-Winning Visual Artists. Today primarily a community of professional, contemporary visual artists, Pen Women believe in the power of art to illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination and nurture the soul. Our visual artists work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculptor, porcelain and photography. Many are national and international award-winning and collected artist. All are committed to inspiring talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees. To that end they raise funds each year to award three $1,250 Achievement Award scholarships to deserving women art students at Broward College. The oldest women’s art organization in America, NLAPW was originally founded in 1897. lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw




About Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center



Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center, 2669 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, had its grand opening celebration on March 12, 2020 just in-time to be closed most of the past two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance and Spanish lessons. Overseen by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the 8,700-square-foot civic center, in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood, includes a reception area, two multi-purpose activity rooms, a conference room, a warming kitchen and a large assembly space with a fixed platform stage and adjacent dressing rooms. 





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2023 International Kinetic Biennial Kicks Off Friday, January 27 Through Sunday, January 29. Free Outdoor Artworks Plus Interactive Installations Are Included

The City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program brings the 6th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Friday, January 27 through Sunday, January 2023.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Enjoy live music and food trucks, performances and more.   The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks of the OUTDOOR ARTISTS











Friday, January 27, 2023   10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, January 29, 2023   11 am – 5 pm 



Downtown Boynton: E. Ocean Ave. from NE 1st St. to Federal Hwy., north to Boynton Beach Blvd. east to the Boynton Harbor Marina




“Hammer and Nail” by Daniel Frazier



The Kinetic Biennial is a free art exhibit and symposium of artists, designers, and performers to engage the Boynton community and South Florida visitors in contemporary kinetic art.  The Biennial demonstrates the interconnectedness of art and technology and leverages human fascination with movement.




“Neon House”



The 6th Kinetic Biennial presents outdoor kinetic artworks and turbines for 10 months in downtown Boynton Beach starting on Friday, January 27, 2023. The opening weekend includes indoor art exhibitions, artist and designer talks, student displays, turbine demonstrations, light projections, and choreographed motion performances with community volunteers.   Live music, food trucks, artist booths, and other activities will add to the festive atmosphere.



Vinyl Mural by Laurence Gartel



What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision.






Sculpture by Joseph Choma








13 Outside Kinetic Sculptures and Op Art Vinyl Murals


  • Dadang Christanto | Indonesia

  • Lin Emery | New Orleans, LA (Loan from Beth Rudin DeWoody)

  • Daniel Frazier | Brooklyn, NY

  • Laurence Gartel | Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • NEON: Mark Nixon & Viliina Koivisto | UK

  • Dr. Alex Rodriguez | Atlanta, GA

  • Eugene Perry | Orlando, FL

  • John Poche | New Orleands, LA

  • Joseph Choma & Tayam Tram  | Boca Raton, FL

  • Sinisa Kukec | Miami, FL

  • Sterling Rook | Miami, FL







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Susan Bilheimer’s Healing Doodle Art Offers Joy, Love, And Hope For A Pick-Me-Up, Valentine’s Gift, Or Any Occassion. Wall Art And Wearable Art With A Message of Thoughtfulness

Susan B.‘s artistry, “Healing Doodle”, began in 2010 after she became disabled, and reflects the ups and downs of her ongoing health and recovery journey. She offers all of us not only handmade jewelry with her own artwork, but other wearables, all infused with color and a renewed sense of hope despite life’s challenges. If you’re looking for a Valentines gift or a Pick-Me-Up for yourself (or someone else), or are a Dog or a Cat lover check out Susan’s art! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








A multi-faceted creative, Susan B. often uses her artwork to illustrate her writing, which focuses on living with chronic illness and staying sober, solvent, and abstinent one day at a time. Through her work, she provides comfort and hope to those who struggle with similar issues.

Click on image to meet Susan B.



All original art is hand-drawn by Susan B. and scanned. A section of the scanned art is selected for each pendant. High resolution images are printed out after resizing and fused to wood discs. The pendants have no metal parts. The faux suede cord is adjustable using hand-crafted beads. Pendants are water- resistant and sealed with weatherproofing wood protector and multiple layers of a clear, protective varnish, after which they are baked to harden. Dozens of styles available! See one that’s out of stock? Contact Susan about a special order. FREE Shipping (U.S. only).




























For more Information:

Email:  Susan B.   HealingDoodle@gmail.com



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Aya Fiber Studio Announces A Season Full Of Workshops And Classes For All Levels Of Experience From International And Nationally Renown Fiber Artists

Suzanne Connors and Aya Fiber Studio has a full season of classes and workshops for 2023 for all levels of experience with regional, international and nationally known instructors who are experts in their fields. Studio time is also available for your own projects. Bring a group of friends and create together!  Shop in the boutique for one-of-a-kind textiles, wearable art pieces, and functional artworks.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of the workshops.  






170 NE Dixie Highway      Stuart, FL 34994

www.ayafiberstudio.com              suzanne@ayafiberstudio.com  











January  2023










JOOMCHI AND BEYOND 1/24/2023 – 1/28/2023 Jiyoung Chung https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f16b99a6cba0139…




SHIBORI AND COLOR ARE MY OBSESSION 1/30/2023 – 2/3/2023 Doshi- Nancy Jo Smith https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f3c8b7a6cba071f…




February 2023




ECO PRINT ON LEATHER 2/6/2023 – 2/9/2023 M. Theresa Brown https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f3d857a6cba02a8…




FIBER FUN: From Ideas to Formation… 2/13/2023 – 2/17/2023 MERILL COMEAU





INTRO TO SHIBORI and INDIGO 2/20/2023 10:00 Suzanne Connors https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62df319e24b9f775b…







March  2023



BOJAGI – THE ART OF WRAPPING CLOTHS   3/13/2023 -3/15/2023 YOUNGMIN LEE https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f520c75440bbc0e…




SAEKSILNUBI 3/16/2023-3/17/2023 YOUNGMIN LEE https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f524ad5440bb376…



3 + WAY NUNO FELT SHAWL 3/27/2023 – 3/28/2023 Marjolaine Arsenault https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f52d9c5440bb0af…





NUNO FELT VEST 3/29/2023 – 3/31/2023 Marjolaine Arsenault https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f531045440bb04f…



April   2023









EXPLORATIONS IN SHIBORI 4/4/2023 = 4/8/2023 Ana Lisa Hedstrom https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f53bd55440bb396…





INTRO TO SHIBORI and INDIGO 4/17/2023 Suzanne Connors









KATAZOME: JAPANESE PASTE RESIST 4/25- 4/28/2023 Suzanne Connors





May  2023



OUT OF THE BLUE | SHIBORI AND NATURAL INDIGO 5/1/2023 – 5/5/2023 Suzanne Connors https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f564345440bb85f…









INTRO TO ECO-PRINT 5/15/2023 Suzanne Connors https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62f564345440bb85f…



3 DAY BOTANICAL PRINT WORKSHOP 5/16/2023 -5/18/2023 Suzanne Connors https://ayafiberstudio.corsizio.com/…/62dfe05c24b9f72b7…

















For more details about these events, classes, upcoming workshops and opportunities to explore creative fabric design:


Contact Suzanne Connors at: (336) 693-4606






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2023 Is The Time To Take A Deep Dive Into The Arts With Featured Artist Eileen Shaloum At Plunge Resort Hotel Now Thru February 4 With Free Public Reception Wednesday, January 11

Start 2023 with a deep dive into the visual arts with Featured artist, Eileen Shaloum at Plunge Resort Hotel in Lauderdale By The Sea. The exhibit runs from January 7, – February 4, 2023 in the Plunge Hotel Lobby, which is open 24/7 for viewing. Enjoy a Meet The Artist Reception on Wednesday, January 11.  Please reserve your free space on Eventbrite, enjoy the show, free parking and a complimentary glass of wine. The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek and all of the details. As of publication time, if Eventbrite is full, walk-ins are welcome!











E I L E E N     S H A L O U M






6  –  7:30  PM




“Through The Looking Glass” by Eileen Shaloum



Plunge Beach Resort

4660 El Mar Drive     Lauderdale By The Sea, FL   33308





RSVP for this FREE Event





Eileen beckons viewers into these paintings where they can climb stairs and ladders to nowhere while winding their way through picture planes on shapes, textures and colors that guide their eyes through these spirited compositions.



“On Painted Stairs” by Eileen Shaloum 




Eileen Shaloum is a painter and mixed media artist who searches for and employs the whimsical in her subject matter. Her work evokes the joy and innocence one usually finds in children’s art. Being an art educator in the public schools on Long Island, New York, for over thirty years influenced much of her art making, an abstract process with a childlike sophistication. Her colors are often bold and her compositions alternate between ordered and loose, but always playful. She enjoys adding handmade and found papers, fabric, photographs, string and other found objects into her acrylic paint to give the surface a mysterious quality.






“Feeling The Blues” by Eileen Shaloum




Her present body of work has also been influenced by the writings of Italo Calvino in his book, “Invisible Cities.”The imaginary landscapes conjured by Calvino beckoned her to interpret them on canvas and paper which led to her unique, fantastical semi-landscape style which she calls “Dreamscapes.” 


Eileen has been a painter for more than forty years. Her work is in several private collections in the United States and England. She exhibits widely throughout the United States, mostly in New York and Florida. An active exhibiting member of several Florida art organizations, Eileen has been showing her art all over Florida for over sixteen years.






“Eudoxia” by Eileen Shaloum




After retiring in 2006 Eileen and her husband, Al, bought a home in Delray Beach where she splits her time between Florida and Long Beach, NY. Both places are stimulating artistically and offer many opportunities to show, exhibit, sell, and participate in arts organizations. Making and developing her art is her primary focus, which has become her full-time occupation. She received her B.A. in Art Education and her M.A. in Art History from Hofstra University, Long Island, New York. Being an art educator in the public schools of Long Island from 1971-2006 was a rewarding career that inspired her own art making.



During her career teaching art, she gave professional development workshops to other art teachers at NYSATA conferences and locally. She also gave workshops to other artists interested in learning new techniques in using mixed media with their painting. During that time, she continued to exhibit her own work and ran several art businesses from her home studio. Some of these businesses were: designing children’s clothing, creating one-of-a-kind art furniture, and for 12 years, Portrait Sign-In Books where she painted, on commission, portraits for parties, engagements, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, etc. 



Eileen has exhibited in galleries and museums, warehouses and libraries both in group and one person shows in New York and Florida during the past four decades. She has won many awards and is in several private collections all over the country.






“It Takes A Village” by Eileen Shaloum





For more information about Eileen’s artwork:


On the Web: www.eileenshaloum.com

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eileenshaloum/

On Facebook:Eileen Shaloum


Email:  eileenshaloum@gmail.com






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Ft. Lauderdale Branch Of National League Of Pen Women Open Call For Women Artists To Be Held At Skolnick Community Center In Pompano Beach. Deadline Is January 25, 2023 With Public Exhibit February 1 – 27, 2023

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Women Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The Exhibit takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL. The Rickie Report shares the details and invites women artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 1 through February 27, 2023.  Deadline to apply is January 25.






CALL       FOR       WOMEN      ARTISTS      





Monetary Awards and Ribbons will be Awarded

JUDGE: Meaghan Kent – Curator, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood 




Link for Prospectus




Public   Is   Invited   To   View   The   Exhibition:

February 1 through February 27, 2023



Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069





1st Place Winner 2022 “Rosie” by PhotographsByPhoenix




Now through Wednesday, January 25, 2023  

Cost: $25 Members/Patrons; $30 Non-Members (2 pieces)


Link for Prospectus





2 & 3-Dimensional Art/Photography/Sculpture: Upon entering this exhibit, you are certifying that this work is an original, not a copy of another artist’s work or a copy of any photograph not taken by you, this work has not been entered before in this annual show, this work was done by only one artist and completed within the last FOUR years.







2nd Place Winner 2022 “When We Grow Up” by Donna Sallee




The sale of artwork is between the artist and the buyer ONLY.




Pen Women Members and Patrons and Women Non-Members are invited to enter up to 2 pieces of art and are limited to participation in two of these Annual Juried Exhibits. This show is our way to introduce local women artists to the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the NLAPW.





Deadline for receiving the entry form in Prospectus and entry fee check: Wednesday, January 25, 2023


Mail to: NLAPW, 651 Village Drive, #802, Pompano Beach, FL 33060  


Questions: 954-980-3475: jjpompano@aol.com


No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.


Conditions and Liabilities: The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Pen Women reserves the right to use photographs 





3rd Place Winner 2022 “Gray Fox” by Kirsten Hines



A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Honorable Mentions will receive ribbons.

A minimum of 10 percent of profit will support the Pen Women Scholarship Fund.






Honorable Mentions Winners 2022: “Fritillary” by Chris Landis, “Owl Hunt” by Pauline Landis and “Red Bird” by Sharron Demarest






AWARDS Presentation and Luncheon:

Friday, February 10, 2023

11:30 am

Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Catered by 

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza



Luncheon reservation checks, $30 each

Pay by Zelle, email penwomenftl@gmail.com


Send Check by Feb 7th to

Tammy Seymour

629 Riviera Isle  Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301




About the National League of American Pen Women:

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.

Many of our artists teach in the South Florida area; many are award-winning artists. All are passionate about encouraging talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees and raise funds each year to award three $1,500 Achievement Awards to Broward College Women.







For additional information please call 954-288-7972






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Wellington Art Society Features Guest Speaker Carl Stoveland At January 11 Meeting. WAS Announces New Exhibitions “Inspired” and “Images” Open Now, With Public Reception On January 31.

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by artist, Carl Stoveland, entitled “The Not So Unlikely Journey from Photographer to Painter” on January 11, 2023.  The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Carl’s presentation.  In addition, mark your calendars for a double art exhibit “Inspired” and “Images”. Open now at the Wellington Village Hall and Wellington Community Center, there will be a Public Reception on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!




Public Is Invited To


Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  January 11, 2023


5:30 pm




Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL










“The  Not  So  Unlikely  Journey  from  Photographer  to  Painter”





Artist, Carl Stoveland




Open to members and non-members




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


 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 




Photography by Carl Stoveland




Carl Stoveland grew up in New York near the Catskill Mountains and found his passion for photography while hiking along the many trails and streams near his home.  His father spent his entire career working in photo labs and his mom as an oil painter and watercolorist. Naturally, Stoveland was immersed in fine art his whole life. He says, “While the other neighborhood kids were playing football in the street, my folks sent me to ceramics camp…. Creativity and play have been strongly connected for me ever since.”




Stoveland’s primary medium for many years was photography. About 20 years ago, he started playing with watercolor, and since moving to Florida six years ago, he has been exploring many different mediums including watercolor, gouache, urban sketching with casein, and even a little film making. Stoveland’s current passions include a variety of photo and painting media, along with urban sketching, and teaching.






Sketch by Carl Stoveland at Society of the Four Arts




He has been awarded several artist residencies, including most recently Dry Tortugas National Park. In 2022, he was awarded Best in Show in the Florida Showcase at The Box Gallery. He has also Co-Founded the Lake Worth Beach Urban Sketchers Group and has a podcast called “IAMLAKEWORTH”.





Painting by Carl Stoveland





In February, Stoveland will be teaching a two-day urban sketching workshop with the New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter. Visit for information on this class In addition, you can see his work during the “Myth America(na)” exhibition at the Box Gallery of West Palm Beach.




Learn more about Carl Stoveland and his works on his website at https://www.carlstovelandart.com and follow him on Facebook and Instagram @carlstoveland.





Wellington   Art   Society



Announces   New   Exhibitions 




“Inspired”   and   “Images”






Free and open to the public weekdays  8 am  to 5  pm








 5 – 7 pm





The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to announce their new municipal art exhibitions, “Inspired” and “Images”. Inspired is going on now through February 21, 2023, at the Wellington Village Hall located at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd in Wellington. Images runs from now until March 21, 2023, at the Wellington Community Center at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. 





The public is invited to the opening reception celebrating both exhibitions on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. 




All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, please email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 




For more information about the featured artists and the exhibition, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org. 

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






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Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department Presents “Darcy Roberts: Retrospective Of Mosaics And Acrylic Painting” As Darcy Offers Multiple Events January Through Mid-February

The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department continues its Artists in Residence (AiR) program with January artist, Darcy Roberts in “Darcy Roberts: Retrospective of Mosaics and Abstract Painting”.  A prolific creator, she explores and expresses ideas through several mediums including mosaic tile, fused glass, encaustic paint, acrylic paint, found objects, and collages/assemblage/resin.    With events at various venues, Darcy will offer live painting, a Vision Board workshop, Paint & Sip, a Mixed Media Class, and much more (including making a mosaic necklace!).  The Rickie Report shares the details of Darcy’s events, some sneak peeks of her images, and information to become an AiR.









   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:




“Darcy Roberts:



Retrospective of Mosaics  &  Abstract Painting”




Artist    In    Residence:






The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public





Darcy Roberts





Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to introduce their January Artist of the Month, Darcy Roberts! The prolific creator explores and expresses ideas through several mediums including mosaic tile, fused glass, encaustic paint, acrylic paint, found objects, and collages/assemblage/resin.  “Darcy Roberts: Retrospective of Mosaics and Abstract Painting” will be featured at BaCA during Old Town Untapped on and at a variety of other events, listed below. 







 Friday, January 6  | Old Town Untapped  

6 – 10 pm


Roberts was selected to be part of the new Artists in Residence (AiR) Program at BaCA, which provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.




Thursday, January  12  

Live Painting At Taste of Jazz 



7  –  8:30 pm  



Bailey Contemporary Arts



41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org




Saturday, January 14 | Create a Vision Workshop  

11 am – 2:30  pm


Darcy will be conducting a workshop to creating a vision board for inspiration for the New Year 2023. A Vision Board is an artistic visual collage with pictures and words of your goals and biggest dreams for the New Year and your future. The Law of Attraction is attracting what you want! Imagine yourself actually doing it. What would my ideal life look like if there were NO obstacles? What are my deepest desires no matter how big the dreams are? All Supplies Included, all ages are welcomed. No experience necessary.






Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org






Mosaic by Darcy Roberts



Darcy is inspired by color, movement, and nature. Having lived in London, England; Landau, Germany; and Barcelona, Spain, she enjoys experimenting, and her art is constantly evolving. Known for her mixed media tile works featured in public spaces, she has been commissioned to create large scale mosaic murals by schools, office buildings, and The Phoenix Children’s Hospital, among others, and has exhibited at the prestigious L.A. Art Show in 2020.



Having recently moved to Pompano Beach from Redondo Beach, California, Roberts is excited about her residency at BaCA, where she is focusing on the labor-intensive process of creating mini mosaics that will be used in a future large-scale mosaic mural.   She tells The Rickie Report, “I am often asked why I work with so many different mediums. With mosaic tile, I can create long lasting enduring public works of art; with encaustic paints I get to melt, carve, scrape, and embed items; each medium I explore with has limitations and boundaries, so I push and play in different ways.”





Wednesday,  January 18th |  

Paint & Sip with a Twist with Darcy

6  – 9 pm



Join Darcy for a Mosaic Necklace Art class, where she will show and guide participants how to create necklace art in 3 hours. Sip wine while making a delightful Mosaic necklace. You will be proud to wear and show off this piece once you finish. Each participant will receive 1 free drink ticket for wine or beer; additional drinks may be purchased. No experience necessary. All materials will be supplied.



Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org




Saturday, January 21 |  Mixed Media Art Class

11   AM-   1  PM  




Join Bailey Contemporary Arts’ Artist of the Month Darcy Roberts in this professionally led demonstration with a high-energy environment accompanied by drinks. Supplies are provided. Each participant will receive 1 free drink ticket for wine or beer; additional drinks may be purchased. Darcy will demonstrate how to create a mixed media collage using a variety of papers and adhesives (magazine cutouts and rubber stamps). The collage will be approximately 12″ X 12″ on Foam Core. Darcy will show how many ordinary household items can be used to create daily visual journals. She will also explain how this relates to mosaic tile art.





Pompano Beach Cultural Center Library 

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org




Wednesday, January 25th | Lunch w/an Artist

12:15  – 1: 15 pm

A special Lunch with Art session including a hands-on project led by Darcy.



Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org






Mosaic by Darcy Roberts



Saturday, February 11  &  Saturday, February 18 |  

Mosaics 101 Workshop


 10  AM – 3  PM 





Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org



For more information & registration

for Darcy’s events visit: 




About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.





The City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is delighted to relaunch its Artists in Residence (AiR) program at the historic Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA).  The AiR Program provides artists with studio space to create new work, collaborate with fellow resident artists, and engage with our community.




Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is operated by the City of Pompano Beach’s Cultural Affairs Department (PBCAD) which annually seeks participants for its Artists in Residence Program (AiR). As part of this program, eight studios at BaCA are available to individual artists for a nine-month period from October – June. The 2023 -2024 residency will be available for application in April 2023. Through this residency, PBCAD strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their talents and enhance their experience through artistic development and experimentation. The residency’s structure is therefore left relatively open to cater to individuality, spontaneity and collaboration. BaCA should be considered a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated. A dynamic environment will be created through the AiR Program – one that appeals to onlookers and attracts locals and visitors alike to watch the creative process unfold and see the latest output.







For more information:


Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • ccpompano.org



Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

41 NE 1 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-786-7879 • baileyarts.org


Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954-545-7800 • pompanobeacharts.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 Kicks Off 2023 On January 4 With “Kaleidoscope” At The Palm Room In Stuart. Mark Your Calendars For A Special “Meet The Artists” On February 1, 2023

The Martin Artisans Guild kicks off 2023 with “Kaleidoscope”, an exhibit that will mesmerize all of your senses in The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, featuring live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, February 1st, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  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)








Show runs January 4 through March 4, 2023




Opening Reception

Wednesday January 4

5:30 – 7:30 PM


 “Meet the Artists”

 Wednesday, February 1st   from 4 – 6  pm






While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique – you’ll find great Valentines gifts for the special person on your list!  



Meet    the    Artists:



Barb Bucci

Caryl Pomales

Denise Jackson

Doreen Lepore

Dot Galfond

Glen Allen

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Kim Beltrame

Lynn Morgan

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Patricia Pasbrig

Renee Keil

Sally Browning Pearson






For more information, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.



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

The Martin Artisans Guild


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


St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Features 2-Part Seminar “Marketing Your Art: Working Smarter Not Harder” With Rickie Leiter On January 16 & 23, 2023. Pre-Registration Is A Must

You create, but how do you sell?  Artists who want to sell their artwork need a clear and easy business plan!  The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance in Fort Pierce is offering a 2-part workshop with Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report on Mondays, January 16 and 23, 2023. Don’t miss  this hands-on practical knowledge seminar, including how to frame your work to show your best advantage!  Past seminar attendees and consultation clients have been accepted into traditional galleries, juried exhibits, won awards, and made major sales at Florida venues as well as at international venues. The skills they learned through these seminars and mentoring have taken them from hopeful to successful! The Rickie Report shares the details about the next seminar here.  Advanced registration is a must.  









St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

111 Orange Avenue, Lower Level, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 (772) 776-ARTS (2787)












Session 1: Monday, January 16 | 6 – 8:30  pm

Session 2: Monday, January 23 | 6 – 8:30 pm







How to Brand Your Business

How to approach Galleries

Prepare a portfolio (Body of Work)

Present your work

Price Your Work (What is Perceived Value?)

Market your Work

Answer Calls to Artists

and more…





R E G I S T E R      H E R E






Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process. A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new Florida home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011. This free online publication features artist stories, helpful tips for marketing, a calendar of upcoming art events, and calls to artists/artisans for both juried and non-juried shows. Rickie’s goal is to help artists, galleries, and visual arts-related organizations achieve their potential by connecting with other artists, art lovers, and patrons. Rickie’s mission is to help emerging artists achieve meaningful careers and to guide professional artists in finding their niches. She has juried exhibits, offered Art Marketing Seminars, and been a featured speaker at many art-related events.



Rickie is an active member of numerous art coalitions in southeast Florida. She is always looking for a way to connect emerging artists, established artists, art promoters, and art patrons together, sometimes in the most unexpected ways. Rickie earned an MSW and worked as a psychiatric social worker before changing professional paths as an art consultant. While her own creativity includes a successful career as a jewelry artist and a mosaicist, she is open to new knowledge, growth and experiences. Rickie has served as a long-time volunteer in national and international non-profits, providing her with a solid on-the-ground education for marketing, communication and leadership training. She and her husband, Jeff, publish The Rickie Report while enjoying the cultural bounties around them.





About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, Lower Level, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit ArtStLucie.org, or call 772.462.2783







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