Looking For Crafts Of Distinction? Visit Southern Handcraft Society Boca Chapter’s “Seasons In The Sun Craft Show” March 1 & 2

The Southern Handcraft Society’s Boca Raton Chapter is ready for Spring!  Stop by the Boca Raton Community Center on Friday and Saturday, March 1 & 2 for “Seasons In The Sun” Craft Show.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks.  The Southern Handcraft Society has many Chapters.  Crafters, artists and hobbyists are welcome to monthly meetings.  It is a wonderful way to share your love of creating with the camaraderie of others! Free admission!

 

 

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Handmade wreaths for Spring!

Southern Handcraft Society Boca Raton

Presents:

SEASONS  IN  THE  SUN CRAFT  SHOW  2019

Friday, March 1   1 – 7 pm

Saturday,  March 2   9 am – 1 pm  

Boca Raton Community Center

 150 Crawford Blvd.    Boca Raton, FL  33432

 

Handpainted Decor

 

 

 

Handpainted Frame

Soon-to-be Family Heirlooms

For more information about this event or other activities and membership contact:

 

 

Pam Warren: pjrawarren@msn.com

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

World Class Art Festival Returns To Downtown Stuart February 23 & 24. Over 200 Local And National Artists Will Participate In Free Event

For nearly 3 decades, the 29th Annual Downtown Stuart Festival has transformed beautiful Osceola Street into an outdoor gallery stroll.  This popular free event features over 200 local and national artists on February 23 & 24.  Proceeds from the Art Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street program.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

29th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

Saturday, February 23 & Sunday, February 24  

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

26 SW Osceola St.    Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

 

 

Stunning, original hand-made jewelry by Judy Goskey

 

 

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more. The 200 artists are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. Parking is free and pets on leashes are always welcomed. 

 

 

Brazilian painter Marcos Hollanda’s depiction of the Great White Way reveals the hustle and bustle of NYC’s famous area.

 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Downtown Stuart Art Festival represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. 

 

CO digital artist Frank Baer uses long-exposure technique to capture lights from amusement parks, shopping districts, and cities reflected on water, creating entirely new and exciting modern art.

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

 

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original handmade artwork

  • More than 200 artists from 30 different states 

  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 

  • All artists on site for duration of festival

  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

  • Free parking and pets on leashes welcome

  • Benefits the Stuart Main Street program

 

Palm Coast potter CC Lee creates hand-thrown, practical clay creations.

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the more than 30 years-established  company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation. 

For additional information on the Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. 

 

 

 

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

Special Treat At Artisans On The Ave Gallery November 1 – 6 With Visiting Artist Dede Atkins

Swing by Artisans on the Ave gallery in downtown Lake Worth for a special treat November 1st through 6th. Meet visiting artist, Dede Atkins, along with Shelly, MeShell and Bombshell (aka “The Girls”) at an Opening Reception from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday, November 3rd. The Free reception is open to the public.  An artist from a young age, her bountiful talent is expressed in creative mixed media, one-of-a-kind jewelry and hand-painted purses. Dede participates in  juried shows throughout the country, selling her jewelry in boutiques and her Etsy shop.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

Presents:

 

 

Visting  Artist:

   D E D E       A T K I N S

Opening   Reception:

Saturday, November 3 , 2018

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free Event, Public Welcome, Refreshments Served

 

When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to your community.  Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists. Your invited opening night for an evening of fun, the opportunity to meet the artists and to help support your community.

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery shows the art of over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums.  

Please join us opening night to meet and support your local artists.

Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists.

 

 

 

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 7pm

Artisans on The Ave

 630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460      561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Artisans On The Ave Highlights “Fantasy & Fairy Tales” On October 19th, Featuring Creations By Gin Blische, Amelia Costa, and Julie Naseef

Mermaids and dragons and gremlins, oh my! Get your inner fantasy rolling when you stop by Artisans on the Ave gallery and see these creatures come to life in every form! Meet three of the talented artists from Artisans on the Ave on Friday, October 19 at the Opening Reception for “Fantasy & Fairy Tales”. Gin Blische crafts unusual creatures entirely out of raw wool – some recognizable, some pure fantasy. Amelia Costa makes a departure from her jewelry creations to create whimsical clay figures such as a head full of wiry hair perched atop an upside down metal chalice. And Julie Naseef shows how to take nature’s bounty – shells – to build creatures, functional art and true conversation pieces. Each of these artists will be on hand to chat about their art and share insight into how the artful mind goes from the ordinary to fantastical. So join the creative minds at Artisans on the Ave Gallery and let your inner child spring to life. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

Presents:

“Fantasy & Fairy Tales”

Featured Artists:

Gin Blische, Amelia Costa, Julie Naseef

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 19, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free Event, Public Welcome, Refreshments Served

 

 

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 7pm

Artisans on The Ave

 630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460      561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery shows the art of over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums.  

Please join us opening night to meet and support your local artists.

Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to your community.  Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists. Your invited opening night for an evening of fun, the opportunity to meet the artists and to help support your community.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

5th Birthday Celebration Means Special Discounts And Cake On Saturday, September 15th At Artisans On The Ave In Lake Worth!

It’s birthday time! Artisans on the Ave gallery is celebrating 5 years. For one day only – Saturday, September 15 – they are thanking their customers by offering incredible discounts on everything in the gallery. Meet their amazingly talented artists, who will be adding inventory so there’s plenty of new art to choose from.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to celebrate!

 

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

Artisans on The Ave  Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 9am – 6pm

Artisans on The Ave

 630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460      561-762-8162

5TH  BIRTHDAY  CELEBRATION  AND  SALE  – SEPTEMBER 15  ONLY

SPECIAL   SALE-ABRATION!!!!  

CELEBRATE  OUR  5TH  BIRTHDAY!  

Party Like A 5 Year Old,   ALL  DAY   LONG!!!  

Special  discounts  all day  11 am – 9 pm

 At 5:55 pm  Special Drawing for a free work of art (must be present to win)

 Refreshments and surprises  ALL Day!

 

Artisans features only local artists working in a variety of mediums – painting, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, wood, paper, mixed media and more. When you purchase from the gallery, you are supporting a local artist and giving back to your community at the same time. And getting a discount on a handcrafted piece of art is truly a high-five!

 Artisans on the Ave boasts three showrooms with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by local artists. Your invited opening night for an evening of fun, the opportunity to meet the artists and to help support your community.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Betty Wilson 

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

World-Class Art Festival Returns To Beautiful Downtown Stuart 
February 24 and 25 With Over 200 Artists

Downtown Stuart will be transformed as more than 200 artists and their creations fill Osceola Street along the merchant circle. The gallery-style booths will be filled with every medium of fine art during the 28th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival. The popular free, outdoor event takes place on February 24 and 25. Proceeds from the Art Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street program. Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Downtown Stuart Art Festival represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

28th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

Saturday, February 24

&

Sunday, February 25

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public.  Parking is free and pets on leashes are always welcome

 

 

Martha Quigley  “Lobster”

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more.

 

 

 

Metal Sculpture “Bird” by Steve Anderson

 

Over 200 artists from around the country are eager to talk about their creative process. Handmade in the USA

Handmade Pottery by Jim and Susie Huckaby

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original handmade artwork
• More than 200 artists from 30 different states
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• Free parking and pets on leashes welcome
• Benefits the Main Street program

Inspired by his last tour to Florida, Chicago’s renowned mixed media artist Xavier Nuez created a new technique of photography ‘painting’ with light as in this “Escape Route.”

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

For additional information on the Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Longest-Running Howard Alan Event Welcomes Over 175 Artists To Town Center Mall In Boca Raton, January 13 – 14

The 2018 Festival Season has officially arrived with the return of Boca Fest on January 13 – 14. This free, outdoor juried art event offers more than 175 artists from around the country showcasing exquisite creations across all mediums. Featuring high-end sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more, it is one of the most popular art events of the year for residents and visitors to Boca Raton. Presented by the nation’s largest art festival producer, Howard Alan Events (HAE), the pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The 31st Annual Boca Fest also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

31st Annual Boca Fest

Saturday, January 13th

&

Sunday, January 14th

 

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

 

6000 Glades Road, behind the Town Center Mall, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Free and open to the public

David Sandidge “Elephant Tusk Parade”

Former Walt Disney World principal artist David Sandidge hand blows exquisite creations for Boca Fest this year.

 

 

The 2018 Festival Season has officially arrived in Palm Beach County with the return of Boca Fest on January 13 – 14. This free, outdoor juried art event will feature over 175 artists from around the country!  See and shop for unique and affordable gifts for yourself or others.  The exquisite creations across all mediums will offer decorative as well as functional art pieces.

 

 

 

Indiana artist Lin Martinique uses classic artistry to create “Tenshi and Tomiko” an Asian inspired acrylic on canvas with silk polymer gels, rice papers and gold leaf.

 

 

Featuring high-end sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more, Boca Fest has remained one of the most popular art events of the year for residents and visitors to Boca Raton. Presented by the nation’s largest art festival producer, Howard Alan Events (HAE), the pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The 31st Annual Boca Fest also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.

 

Martha Banting uses fossilized mammoth tusk and a fossilized sand dollar, set into hand fabricated sterling silver and accented with 14k gold to create a stunning pendant during Boca Fest.

 

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission
Produced by Howard Alan Events
Juried outdoor showcase
Original Art Handmade in America
175+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States
Prices set to suit all budgets
All artists are on site for duration of festival
Pet friendly (leashed pets)
Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 David Sandidge  “Octopus”

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

City Place Transforms Into Outdoor Gallery With Original Art On April 1st & 2nd

The shopping, entertainment and dining mecca of CityPlace will transform into an outdoor art showcase during the 7th Annual CityPlace Art Fair. Rosemary Avenue will feature more than 100 artists’ tents, arranged gallery-style and filled with all mediums of fine art. The free, outdoor event takes place April 1 – 2.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 7th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2

10 am – 5 pm both days

CityPlace Central Square

Navigational Address: 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the local and national artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. The Art Fair is family-friendly and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

 

Mixed media artist Suzanne Bellows’ batik and hand-painted broach

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the CityPlace Art Fair represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.

 

 

 

 

Painting by David Sigel, attending this year. Palette knife oil painting

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

· Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
· Original handmade artwork
· More than 100 artists from 30 different states
· Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
· All artists on site for duration of festival
· Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
· Family-friendly and pets on leashes are welcomed.

 

 

City Place Festival 2016

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Coconut Point, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

For additional information on the CityPlace Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

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

15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival Offers Holiday Shoppers And Craft Enthusiasts A Stress-Free Venue At The Ocean

The 15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival takes place on November 12th and 13th. Shop handcrafted leather goods, paintings, photography, personalized products, glassworks, and much more– all made in The USA! A Palm Beach favorite, this craft festival is not to be missed! Stroll along the scenic A1A in Juno Beach and shop handmade fine crafts that suit every budget, while visiting with some of the nation’s best crafters. Get a jump start on holiday gifts at this fabulous Free event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and features Lonee Cataldo (Candles), Suzanne Connors (Fiber Art), Anthony Gargiulo (Sculpture) and Sarah LaPierre (Painting and Wearable Art).

 

 

15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean

Saturday, November 12

&

Sunday, November 13

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address:

14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

 

 

Free and open to the public

www.artfestival.com     561-746-6155

Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club

 

 

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Suzanne Connors
Fiber

http://www.ayafiberstudio.com 

I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. After trying many different mediums, I always return to fiber and textile art.  As a seamstress and a designer, textiles have always intrigued me; especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.

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Hand Dyed One of A Kind Scarf by Susan Connors

 

What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations and patterns that are only revealed at the final step. The magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes!  It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! Like opening a Christmas Gift! Another thing I love about fiber is that there are no “mistakes”!  It is just like life; everything is always subject to change, and the mistakes lead to growth in my art.  The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I typically use African Adinka symbols as inspirations in my batik prints and create my own stamps.  I am always learning new techniques and experimenting with them. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah LaPierre
Painting

http://www.sarahlapierre.com

 

 

Thick paint is a collection of work created by award winning artist Sarah LaPierre. Palette knives and heavy bodied acrylic paints provide the full textures and vibrant colors that are characteristics of her style. Sarah gains her inspiration from the beautiful sceneries throughout her home state of Florida, with special focus skyward. Her late father, artist Joseph LaPierre remains the strongest influence in her creative ventures.

 

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Painting by Sarah LaPierre

 

 

Sarah’s artwork can be found globally in the homes of her many patrons, brightening the walls of professional offices and businesses, as well as locally through gallery events and showcases at fine arts festivals throughout south Florida.  Sarah’s wearable art and high end fashions were recently seen on the runway in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Gargiulo
Sculptures

http://www.sandhillcranesculpture.com

 

Anthony Gargiulo has been making sculptures for many years, mostly birds of Florida. His sculptures include egrets, herons, sandhill cranes, shore birds and many others.  They are made for outdoor display using composite materials,  wood or metal. Special requests for positions or size are welcomed.  Mock-ups are made for customer approval before the finished sculpture is made.

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Sculpture by Anthony Garguilo

 

 

 

 

Lonee Cataldo
Candles

http://www.blueflamecandles.com

 

 

Blue Flame Candles are handmade with meticulous attention to every detail. We use a soy-blend wax, cotton wicks and no added dye. What sets Blue Flame apart from other candles is exceptional fragrance. Being true luxury candles, they have amazing fragrance throw and a slow, beautiful, complete burn.  Being a connoisseur of richly fragrant luxury candles and getting tired of paying exorbitant prices for them, I set out to learn how to create them. It took a great amount of work, many months of research, and hours of daily testing before my benchmark of product excellence was achieved.

 

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Handmade Blue Flame Candles by Lonee Cataldo

 

 

In October 2009 Blue Flame Candles was born. Today, Blue Flame is a true family run company. My daughter Madylyn does the pouring, while I do the labeling and all other tasks related to running Blue Flame.  We continue to test new waxes and oils to maintain the standard of superior quality that Blue Flame clients appreciate and expect.  I exhibit at art & craft shows throughout Florida from Oct. thru May. During the hot summer months, I’ll be in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For additional information on the 15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean or other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country:

www.artfestival.com

 561-746-6615

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

52nd Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival March 19 & 20 Offers Original Fine Art

 Key Biscayne’s signature art event, the 52nd Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival returns March 19 – 20, 2016 for two full days of fine art, live music, children’s activities, as well as an international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers. The festival features a wide variety of original art, handmade gift items with broad appeal and unique functional art. Admission is free and open to the public.  The festival, produced by Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, will take place at the Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to leisurely explore the eclectic exhibits and engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and their creative techniques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and features the Sculptures of Ancizar Marin and Jewelry by Melissa Woods.

 

 

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52nd Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 

 

 

March 19 – 20, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne

 

 

 

 

Navigational Address:

400 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Support the Arts, Rotary Club of Key Biscayne and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Fine Art – Functional Pieces 

Affordable Gift Items
Live Music – International Food Court – Fine Wines & Craft Beers

Children’s Art Activities

 Entertainment Area

 

 

 

 

 

Ancizar Marin – Sculpture

http://artbyancizar.com/

 

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Sculpture by Ancizar Marin

 

 

Born in Colombia, Marin first received formal art training in the 1980s at the ‘Bellas Artes’ Institute in Manizales, Colombia. He continued to study sculpture at the Luccio Petraglia School of Art in Bogota, where he honed his sculptural proficiency in bronze and steel. Later, South American travel exposed him to the rich melting pot of cultural influences that further informed his approaches to color and texture. Marin works now in South Florida, where his work has been featured in design magazines, gallery shows, and prestigious art fairs, and private commissions continue to proliferate.

 

 

 

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Sculpture by Ancizar Marin

 

 

 

His figurative forms are relatively inexpensive, allowing collectors to purchase multiple sculptures at a time. For Marin, this achieves his desire to encourage the figures to engage with one another in dynamic groupings that can be arranged and rearranged at will. The shadows thrown off by the glossy little men and women, who alternately squat, leap, lunge, stretch, and perform arabesques, further energize the walls against which they are installed, so that the spatial sum of the parts far exceeds the individual sculptural components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Woods – Jewelry

http://www.melissamariewoods.com/

 

 

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Hand Made Wire Jewelry by Melissa Woods

 

 

 

 

Melissa shares, “Creating jewelry has been a means of self expression for me since I started at the age of thirteen. At sixteen I received a wire working book for my birthday and I have been wire working ever since. I continued my jewelry making education by receiving a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University and studying advanced jewelry design abroad in Florence, Italy. I have been taught all the traditional jewelry making techniques and made many pieces over the years, but I have always loved working with wire”.

 

 

 

 

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Hand Made Wire Jewelry by Melissa Woods

 

 

 

 

“I have found anodized aluminum to be a new exciting medium to create jewelry out of. Anodizing is a surface-treatment of aluminum that colors the metal. I acquire my aluminum wire from a wide variety of companies in order to get the rainbow of colors I have available, these companies anodize the wire by placing the aluminum in electrically charged chemical baths. The color is the metal and the shiny finish of anodized aluminum is aluminum oxide, which will not tarnish or change. Aluminum is light weight, hypo allergenic and brighter than sterling silver.  At every show I make items specialized to customer’s size or color preference, which puts my skills out on display and really conveys to the patrons that everything in my booth is original and handmade by me”.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/rotary-key-biscayne-art-festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/452341031580173/

 

 

A Partial list of artists from South Florida:

Sandra Erden – Jewelry – Miami
Pavel Exposito – Metal Sculptures – Miami
Hans Feyerabend – Oil Paintings – Miami
David Golzbein – Wood – Miami
Chris Gug – Photography – Fort Lauderdale
Kirsten Hines – Photography – Key Biscayne
Cheri Kudja – Sculpture – Miramar
Finny Lazarus – Jewelry – Boca Raton
Ancizar Marin – Sculpture – Pembroke Pines
Tony Mendoza – Acrylic – Miami
Mike & Liz Rose – Jewelry – Aventura
Lazaro Ruda – Photography – Riviera Beach
Roxana Sora – Photography – Miami

 

 

 

This year’s festival sponsors include SunTrust Bank, Baptist Health South Florida, Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, FJ Turbine Power, Dr. Neil Friedman DDS, Home Federal Bank of Hollywood, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, TechBar, and Alice & Stephen Takach.

Additional information about the festival:

 

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists 
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • 100 artists from 30 different states 
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • International Food Court
  • 6 distinct culinary offerings available for purchase
  • The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will offer craft beers, a selection of fine wines, water and sodas 
  • Dining Hall Tent with entertainment
  • Children’s Interactive Art Activities in the Young Artists Tent as well as an entertainment area to include bounce houses and face painting 
  • Live PUSH CPR Sessions by the Village of Key Biscayne Fire and Police Departments
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

 

For additional information on the 52nd Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country:

Visit www.artfestival.com

Email  info@artfestival.com or Call 561-746-6615.

For information about the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne please visit www.rotaryclubofkeybiscayne.org

 

 

 

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