Original Fine Art, Decorative & Functional Art, Clothing, Purses, And More At PGA Verano Festival Of Arts Saturday February 9. Free Admission To This Indoor Show

Club Talavera at PGA Verano announces its annual Festival of Arts on Saturday, February 9. This indoor show has free admission and free parking.  Shopping for yourself or your Valentine has never been easier!  Meet the nationally acclaimed and local artists selling sculpture, upcycled art, contemporary jewelry, one of a kind purses, tile art, stained glass jewelry, unique home gifts, leather purses, pine needle baskets, personalized note cards, wood creations, and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Musical accompaniment and proceeds benefit the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone:    772.  345. 1811

One of A Kind Handmade Purses By Elaine Designs

Susan Klahne and Debbie Dunbar “Go with the Flow, Fluid Art Originals”

Handmade wood designs by Dave Vernon

 

One of a kind polymer clay jewelry by Sarita and Marissa Neun

 

MEET  OUR  2019  VENDORS:

 

 

Susan Alby                               Unique Jewelry

Kelly Allen                               Statements2000 Sculpture 

Sandi Beller                           Contemporary Jewelry

Pat Benedetto                         Author,  “The Shadow of His Smile”

Margo Diesso                         Handmade Fabric Wallets/ Clutches

Susan Estrella                        Unique Home Gifts and Jewelry

Cassandra Foxpool               Original Oil Paintings

Tammy Frand                        Original Tile art

 Angela Gardella                    Stained Glass jewelry

 Mary Hine                              Pine Needle Baskets

 Vickie Jacobs                        Glass Garden Art  

Susan Klahne & DebbieDunbar

                                              Go with the Flow, Fluid Art Originals

 Rickie Leiter                           Ocean Stone Jewelry

 Sarita & Marissa Neun         Polymer Clay  Decor, Jewelry

 Frankey Redd                       Jewelry from Repurposed China 

 Ronni Reed                             Contemporary Jewelry

Mandy Sauter                        LuLaRoe Clothing

Ricky Stevens                         Original Artwork

Gina Vanacore                      Leather Purses

Barbara Vennard                Personalized Cards

Dave Vernon                          Wood creations and Decor

Elaine Weber                     One of A Kind Statement Purses

Steve Witucki       Internationally renown creator of Eclectic art

 

 

 

 

 

Author, Pat Benedetto shares her late husband’s life story as the older brother of Tony Bennet

 

 

Hand sewn clutches and wallets by Margo Diesso

 

 

 

 

Pine Needle Basket by Mary Hine

 

 

 

Whimsical Decor by Susan Estrella

 

 

 

Artworks by Steve Witucki

For more information:

sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Beautiful Works Of Art Inaugurate WPB’s CityPlace District ‘Art Affair Week’ At 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival April 7 – 8

The shopping, entertainment and dining mecca of the CityPlace district will transform into an outdoor art showcase during the 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival. 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 7 – 8.  This year, the Festival will take place during the CityPlace district’s inaugural Art Affair, a weeklong event taking place April 7-15 which includes a series of art and cultural workshops, artist talks, a new walking art tour, to name a few highlight events, all taking place alongside the Art Festival.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival

Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

The CityPlace District

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

Free and open to the public

 

 

“Downtown West Palm Beach is becoming the artistic hub of Palm Beach County,” says Art Festival producer, Howard Alan. “We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting, cultural renaissance.”  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 Howard Alan Art Festival is family-friendly and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

 

Look Through the Glass Sculpture to see CityPlace district

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Howard Alan 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.

 

Contemporary Artwork by IL Painter, Sharon Aach

 

 

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
·      Part of CityPlace district’s inaugural, week-long Art Affair, taking place April 7 – 15
·      Family-friendly and pets on leashes are welcomed

 

 

Artwork by Lake Worth photographer, Brent Anderson Captures Local Beauty

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a 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 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

PGA/Verano Announces More Artists For November 4th “Festival Of Arts” Including Internationally & Nationally Acclaimed Painters

Club Talavera’s “Festival Of Arts” located at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie takes place on Saturday, November 4th.  This Free event will highlight fine art, functional items for the home and decorative handmade items.  The participating artists are of International and National acclaim and also include emerging artists.  Handmade in the USA! This is the perfect time to start shopping for yourself or others!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You must RSVP to gain access through the security gate.  Details are in this article.  Proceeds will benefit Molly’s House.

 

 

 

RSVP by NOVEMBER 2nd  For Security Gate Access

 772-905-3996, or sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 

 Polymer necklace by Sarita and Marissa Neun

 

 

 


Gift Box by Maryann Baskoff

 

 

 

Painting by Karla Smith

 

 

P A R T I C I P A T I N G   A R T I S T S

 

Linda Akers – Handmade Greeting Cards

Mary Ann Baskoff – Handmade Decorator Boxes

Harry Burchell – Original Oils and Giclees

Diane Concepcion & Asia Booth – Mosaic Art & Jewelry

Mirtha Diaz – Handmade Jewelry

Amarilis Veliz Diepa  – Original Art

Margo Diieso –  Handmade Clutches and Wallets

Gail Erickson  – Handmade Clay Sculptures

Lorrie Goss – Handmade Fountains and Water Features

Jane Himebaugh – Original Paintings

Kim Kay –  Original Contemporary  & Abstract Floral Paintings

Patricia Kuhn –  Fused Glass Art

Rickie Leiter – One of a Kind Stone and Gem Necklaces

Aurea Migenis  – Original Artwork

Sarita And Rissa Neun  –  Polymer Clay Jewelry, Ornaments & Votives

Nadia Picinich – One of A Kind Mixed Media Art

Sue Ann Mosely Seleeby – Original Oil Paintings

Karla Smith – Original Paintings of Animals, Nature

Laura Tarquinio  – Original Acrylic Paintings

 

Handmade Wallets/Clutches by Margo Diieso

 

Original Art by Amarilis Veliz Diepa

 

Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

 

Molly’s House is the dream project of a young girl named Molly Sharkey. At 12, she was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia. For the next 6 years Molly and her family traveled the US to find treatment for her rare type of leukemia. In some cities they were lucky to find a Ronald McDonald House where the family could stay and be close to Molly in the hospital. In other cities there was nowhere convenient for the family to stay.

 

 

 

This experience prompted Molly’s dream of building a house in her home town, Stuart, Florida, and make it available to any family who had a loved one being treated for critical care at Martin Medical Center. Molly died in May of 1992 at age 18,  Since then, her family and friends raised funds to build her dream house.  Since 1996, Molly’s House has provided a warm and caring environment for patients and families in a medical crisis. For over 20 years, Molly’s House has provided a home away from home to almost 20,000 people while they or a loved one were receiving medical treatment. Our Adopt a Family program subsidizes families who are unable to make a donation toward their accommodations. Molly’s House is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for our guests. We are staffed by volunteers and a night manager staff, a housekeeper, an operations manager, and a CEO.

 

For information about public events, volunteering or staying at Molly’s house please visit:

www.mollyshouse.org

 

 

PGA/Verano and Club Talavera  by Kolter homes:

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Free “Festival Of Arts” At PGA/Verano Highlights Fine Art, Handmade Items Saturday, November 4th

Club Talavera‘s “Festival Of Arts” located at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie takes place on Saturday, November 4th.  This Free event will highlight fine art, functional items for the home and decorative handmade items.  The participating artists are of International and National acclaim and also include emerging artists.  Handmade in the USA! This is the perfect time to start shopping for yourself or others!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  You must RSVP to gain access through the security gate.  Details are in this article.  Proceeds will benefit Molly’s House.

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP by NOVEMBER 2nd  For Security Gate Access

 772-905-3996, or sandra.brickley@fsresidential.com

 

 

 Fused glass by Patricia Kuhn

 “Flower in the Moonlight Series”, Mixed Media by Kim Kay

“Verano Scene” Painting by Jane Himebaugh

PARTICIPATING   ARTISTS:

 

Linda Akers – Handmade Greeting Cards

Mary Ann Baskin – Handmade Decorator Boxes

Harry Burchell – Original Oils and Giclees

Diane Concepcion & Asia Booth – Mosaic Art & Jewelry

Margo Diesso –  Handmade Clutches and Wallets

Gail Erickson  – Handmade Clay Sculptures

Jane Himebaugh – Original Paintings

Kim Kay –  Original Contemporary  & Abstract Floral Paintings

Patricia Kuhn –  Fused Glass Art

Rickie Leiter – One of a Kind handmade Stone and Gem Necklaces

Sarita And Rissa Neun  –  Polymer Clay Jewelry, Ornaments & Votives

Laura Tarquinio    – Original Acrylic Paintings

Barbara Vennard  – Handmade  Personalized Note Cards

 

Personalized, Handmade Notecards by Barbara Vennard

 

Oil Painting by Harry Burchell

 

 

Molly’s House is the dream project of a young girl named Molly Sharkey. Molly was twelve years old when she was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia. In the next six years Molly and her family traveled the country to find treatment for her rare type of leukemia. In some cities they were lucky to find a Ronald McDonald House where the family could stay and be close to Molly in the hospital. In other cities there was nowhere convenient for the family to stay.

 

 

This experience prompted Molly’s dream of building a house in her home town, Stuart, Florida, and make it available to any family who had a loved one being treated for critical care at Martin Medical Center. Molly died in May of 1992 at age 18, but left behind her journal filled with her ideas.  Since her death, family and friends have raised funds to build Molly’s dream house. In April of 1995 a piece of property was purchased at 430 S.E. Osceola Street in Stuart on which to build Molly’s dream.  Since 1996, Molly’s House has provided a warm and caring environment for patients and families in a medical crisis. For over 20 years, Molly’s House has provided a home away from home to almost 20,000 people while they or a loved one were receiving medical treatment. Our Adopt a Family program subsidizes families who are unable to make a donation toward their accommodations. Molly’s House is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for our guests. We are staffed by volunteers and a night manager staff, a housekeeper, an operations manager, and a CEO.

 

For information about public events, volunteering or staying at Molly’s house please visit:

www.mollyshouse.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

Pam Ayres’ Paintings Featured At Juno Beach Town Center Gallery For SOLO Exhibition Through April 18

The Friends of the Arts of Juno Beach present Pamela J. Ayres, “The Colors of Florida”, recent paintings.  Open now through April 18th, 2017, the public is invited to see the most colorful work of this award-winning fine artist.  Over 30 works are on display at the Juno Beach Town Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

Friends of the Arts

Town Center  

340 Ocean Drive    Juno Beach, FL

 

Welcomes The Public To:

“The Colors of Florida”

Paintings by Pamela Ayres

 

 

Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Friday  8 am – 5 pm

 

 

“Seagulls and Snowbirds” by Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

The public is invited to see the most colorful work on one of Florida’s accomplished artists, Pamela J. Ayres now through April 18th, 2017.  This exciting exhibit of 30 original oil and acrylic paintings is on display at the Juno Beach Town Center from Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.

 

 

“Prismatic Performance” by Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

Pamela who was born in Minneapolis, MN is an avid painter working in oil and acrylic plein air as well as in her studio.  She travels and paints with other accomplished outdoor artists from California to Florida, applying fresh color and energetic strokes to her works.  Intrigued by the effects of light, temperature and color relationships, Pamela is continuously discovering new ways of interpreting nature’s beauty onto her canvases.

 

 

“Taking Off” by Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

 

In addition to her current exhibit, Pamela has been accepted into numerous juried shows and has taken awards.  She maintains memberships with the Lighthouse ArtCenter Guild, Plein Air Palm Beach, North County Art Association, the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

“Riverbend Social” by Pamela J. Ayers

 

 

Pamela tells The Rickie Report, “I am compelled to express the way light dances off the scenery of our everyday lives.  Whether painting from life in my studio or outdoors on location, I try to convey the emotion of what I am experiencing at that particular moment.  My goal is to delight the eyes of the viewer by inviting them into the scene of the painting itself.”

 

“Same But Different” by Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

“By using vivid color, interesting forms and animated brushwork, I hope to involve and entertain others.  For me, painting is a way of reaching out to people.  I love capturing a fleeting glimpse that perhaps other haven’t seen…I feel it just shouldn’t be missed!  I want to share the underlying message that might be humorous in nature or important to our humanity”.

 

 

Pamela J. Ayres

 

 

Most recently, Pamela won an award at Delray Beach Plein Air Fun Fest.  Previous exhibits include: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Northwood University, Cornell Museum, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Eissey Theater Gallery, Palm Beach International Airport Art in Public Places, Jupiter Recreation Center Art Gallery, Naples Art Association Von Liebig Art Center, Paint The Beach Plein Air Festival Ft. Myers Beach Art Association, Multilingual Language/Cultural Society, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, and the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa CA.

 

 

In addition to this exhibition, Pamela maintains a studio at:

The Village Art Studios    377  Tequesta Drive  in Tequesta, FL 33469.

For more information please visit:  www.payresart.com

or email: payresart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Spring Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart April 23 & 24, 2016

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes back its popular Spring Craft Fair April 23 – 24, 2016. This two-day juried event takes place along Osceola Street and showcases the work of the most skilled crafters in the country. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore the exhibits. A wide array of original handmade crafts as well as unique gift items, featuring diverse media and styles, will be on display and for sale.  A Green Market will offer orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report features Debbie Johnson (Clay) and Carole Onorato (Mixed Media Jewelry).

 

 

 

 

 

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19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 23

Sunday, April 24

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart
Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Johnson – Clay

Ceramic Fairy Garden Accessories and Gift Items

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdgewaterShop/
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Miniature Garden by Debbie Johnson 

 

 

 

Debbie Johnson is an illustrator, clay artist and garden enthusiast. While growing up and living in Michigan, she was an avid gardener with two and a half acres to play with. She tells us, “When we moved to our tropical paradise I discovered a new world of gardening. Most of what I knew from my Michigan gardening adventures really did not apply here, so I began learning a little bit about bonsai and miniature gardening”.

 

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Cottage by Debbie Johnson 

“In 2015 my daughter inherited a kiln but it did not fit in her place and so it lives in my home studio. With a kiln here I wanted to play with clay and began making Fairy Garden Houses and Accessories. I love miniatures, doll house items, and fairy gardens! Fairy gardening is a great way to garden on a small scale. I try to design fairy garden accessories that are unique and beautiful. The items I make are safe for older children, so you can create a garden with them and allow their imaginations to soar”!

 

 

 

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Cottage by Debbie Johnson

 

 

“Fairy gardening is not just for children! Most of my customers love gardening but can’t garden on a large scale for many reasons. Miniature and fairy gardening is satisfying and fun and I love to create items that are sturdy and lovely. They make great and one-of-a-kind gifts for gardeners!  Each piece is handcrafted from high-fire stoneware clay, then glazed with lead-free earthy colors. No two pieces are alike. They are made with love and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them”.

 

 

Carole Onorato – Mixed Media Jewelry

Pretty Wired Up Jewelry

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

 

 

Pretty Wired Up Jewelry is the premier choice for handcrafted jewelry. Designer Carole Onorato creates stunning masterpieces for an exclusive selection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings. Exquisite attention to hand sculptured details gives each piece a distinct and unique style. Most pieces are one of a kind. You can be assured of a fine selection and guaranteed quality when purchasing Pretty Wired Up Jewelry.

 

 

 

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

Carole uses many gauges and types of wire, depending on the piece, sterling silver, 14K gold filled wire, electroplated brass or copper, aluminum and more.  Some of the semi-precious stones she uses include hand painted jasper, unakite, tree agate, howlite, onyx, leopard jasper, hematite, rhondite, African jade, crazy lace agate, tigereye, snowflake obsidian, sunstone and others. Other materials may include Carole’s own handcrafted fused glass, tiles, metal and glass beads, natural stones, cubic zirconia, fabric and acrylic stones.

 

 

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

 

Carole custom designs jewelry to match your wardrobe. With sample colors, she can design the perfect accent piece. Remember Pretty Wired Up Jewelry for your cruise wear or other special occasion outfits. She can solve your problem of searching for the matching jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 FOR  MORE  DETAILS:

 

 

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/stuart-craft-fair/crafter

https://www.facebook.com/events/448275288609438/

 

Handmade Affordable Crafts –

Diverse Media & Styles –

Unique Gift Items –

Featuring Top National & Local Crafters

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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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

 

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

29th Annual Boca Fest At The Town Center Mall January 16 -17th Offers Nationally Renown Fine Art And Fine Crafts

The 29th Annual Boca Fest takes place at the Town Center Mall on January 16 and 17th.  Enjoy the eclectic displays of original art, diverse media and styles of unique handcrafted items. Meet the top national and local artists in their fields.  There will be live music, food and something for everyone’s budget.  The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the artists: Robert CasariettiRon Schmidt and Maria Cano.  This is a Free event.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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29th Annual Boca Fest

at

The Town Center Mall

Saturday, January 16th

&

Sunday, January 17th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Parking lot of The Terrace at The Town Center Mall  

Navigational address:

6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Free and open to the public

 

Boca Fest returns to its original home at The Town Center Mall in Boca Raton with the finest local and national artists on January 16 – 17, 2016. The 29th Annual Boca Fest  is an outdoor gallery style juried event will showcase a variety of handmade art and unique gift items as well as functional pieces. The eclectic displays, appealing to all tastes and budgets, will offer a wide array of artistic media. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

 

Robert & Michelle Casarietti:

 

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“Blue Contemplation” by the Casariettis

 

Robert and Michelle Casarietti
http://www.casariettistudio.com/#!our_story/c173r

The Casarietti’s have been painting together on the same canvas for the last 16 years. Their works, true collaborations of though and experience, hang in some of the most prestigious homes, resorts and office spaces.​ Robert & Michelle’s paintings explore spiritual connections with nature, color, shape, symbols and human form. Their work looks to the energies of earth, sky, water, fire, the cosmos and how to express this as an experience that takes you beyond the Visual.

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“Everlasting Love” by the Casareittis

Casareitti paintings change all day long with the rising and setting of the sun. The viewer will experience different colors, dimensions and imagery within each piece. When viewing the paintings, one needs to stop and spend time. As you slow down you will experience the simplicity, subtlety and power of the work. By day and by night. Each piece is created with many, many layers of paint. Rich colors and textures emerge, thoughtful compositions arise as the painting evolves into being. The works are meant to create a place of beauty or calm where ever they are placed…for the viewer to take time and simply be. Each piece is meant to transport the viewer to present moment awareness, creating gateways into their own imaginations.

 

Ron Schmidt:

 

 

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“Parallelogram In Motion” by Ron Schmidt

 

Ron Schmidt
http://ronoriginals.com/biography.html

 

 

Ron shares with The Rickie Report, “A native of Michigan, I first began producing dimensional art in the early 1960’s in Savannah, Georgia. My first works used wooden frames and strategically placed parachute shroud lines.  Since 1968 I have been working with metals and an oxygen/acetylene torch. Though some early pieces used such diverse materials as automobile bumpers, the basic material of my work for many years has been the common cut nail”.

 

 

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“Syncopation” by Ron Schmidt

 

 

 

Current works integrate many other metals, such as copper, brass, steel, bronze, and silflow. The intense contrasts between the cold black steel nails and the warm buffed-brass brazing are sometimes accentuated, sometimes softened, by the natural colors of the integrated metal pieces. Ron’s work is readily recognizable by the unique combination of artistic design, geometric form, and the high quality of braze. ” In 1978, my peers bestowed upon me the title of King of the Nail Sculptors, which I consider to be my greatest recognition. My work has been regularly shown throughout the United States for over thirty years, at juried and invitational exhibitions”.

 

 

Maria Cano:

 

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“Athena” by Maria Cano

 

 

 

Maria Cano
http://www.mariacanofinejewelry.com/empresa.php

 

Maria shares, “My first passion is art and jewelry. I have luckily inherited my artistic passion from my mother’s family primarily. My family comes from a long line of poets, sculptures and painters. I wrote poetry when I was young and loved to design things since I was a child. My second passion after art is traveling. I love to travel and see new places. It is fascinating to meet people from different cultures and walks of life. Luckily, I have had the opportunity to travel to many countries and experience their cultures. During the year I always make a little time to travel to a new place”.

 

 

 

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“Fleur de Papier” by Maria Cano

 

” I love jewelry. The problem was that I wanted unique pieces that were designed with passion and inspiration. About 11 years ago, I found my inspiration and decided to combine my passions after a marvelous trip throughout Spain. I decided to start making my own, unique and inspiring jewelry. I hand-made all the pieces using silver 925 and various semi-precious stones and spondylus. I first started designing and making jewelry for my mother, my daughter and for myself. Everywhere we went, everyone complimented my jewelry pieces and I received many offers to sell them. So, I made a few pieces for a person that insisted and that’s how it all got started”.

 

 

Art enthusiasts will be able to explore the diverse exhibits and learn more about the artists and their creative process. The exhibitors, more than 175 local and national artists, will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work. The vast array of original art will include diverse media and styles, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and much more.

 

 

Additional Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Original Art – Handmade in America
  • 150 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
  • Eclectic displays
  • Live music
  • Free to attend

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 25 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 Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), 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 29th Annual Boca Fest at The Town Center Mall and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/annual-boca-fest

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/376091249238483/

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Howard Alan Events Kicks Off 2016 With Las Olas Art Fair Part I January 9th & 10th

Howard Alan Events kicks off the New Year with the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I on January 9th & 10th. Over 250 local & national artists will share their original art in a wide variety of media and styles.  There will be a Free Art Giveaway of a 2016 signed and framed Art Fair Poster featuring the work of Pendragon Miranda. Admission is free and open to the public. Located in Fort Lauderdale,  Las Olas Boulevard between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces artists Larry Brown, Julie Keaten-Reed and Timothy Sullivan. Stay tuned for Olas Art Fair Part II has been scheduled for April 2 – 3, 2016 as part of an exciting spring line-up of festivals produced by Howard Alan Events.

 

 

 

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28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I

Saturday, January 9

&

Sunday, January 10

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public

 

 

On January 9 – 10, 2016, 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I takes place. Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 250 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a free art giveaway.  Free and open to the public.  

 

 

 

The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster featuring the work of Pendragon Miranda will be available for purchase at the art show. The painting titled “Welcome to Las Olas” that inspired this year’s poster was selected from dozens of submissions. Miranda, a native of El Salvador, used bold colors and a mix of Naif and Fauvism to bring to life his interpretation of Las Olas Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to win a signed framed copy of the poster by registering for the giveaway; no purchase will be necessary to participate. The poster will also be available for purchase onsite at the booth located across from the Cheesecake Factory on S.E. 6th Avenue and will be priced at $10.

 

 

LARRY BROWN

 

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Elegantly sculpted wood lamps with handmade shades

http://thelarrybrownstudio.com/page10348.htm

 

 

 

Larry Brown shares, “Combining function with artistic expression has always had an attraction for me. My profound love and connection with nature has always influenced my work. As a child, my favorite experiences happened out in the woods. I remember climbing high up in swaying trees and just hanging in the branches, moving in the wind. At home watching my father make items in his wood shop, and then trying to emulate him, influenced my desire to become a craftsman and creator. My objective is to create heirloom pieces which will be around for generations”.

 

 

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Elegantly sculpted wood lamps with handmade shades

http://thelarrybrownstudio.com/page10348.htm

 

 

Art enthusiasts will be able to leisurely stroll through the exhibits and engage the artists to gain a better understanding of the artistic process and the inspiration for the unique works of art on display and for sale. The artistic media will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media. In addition, casual shoppers will find a variety of unique handmade gift items and functional art.

 

 

JULIE KEATEN-REED

 

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Julie Keaten-Reed
http://www.juliekeatenreed.com/Asset.asp?AssetID=15913&AKey=ABQTA3LR

 

Julie Keaten-Reed’s journey to her art was unconventional, and her paintings show the unique combination of Western and Asian design elements. She shares, “My art education began at an early age, being surrounded by my grandmother’s works, Carley Craig.  She was a lifelong artist and a master of diverse media and genres.Growing up immersed in this creative milieu I developed a sensitivity to aesthetics and an appreciation of form, color and line.  The conflicting impulses of following the Asian art aesthetic which I admire so much and the desire to explore themes from my Western art heritage led to a blend of styles and techniques I use today”.

 

 

 

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Julie Keaten-Reed
http://www.juliekeatenreed.com/Asset.asp?AssetID=15913&AKey=ABQTA3LR

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists
  • Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • 250 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
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring a signed framed festival poster
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

 

 

 

TIMOTHY SULLIVAN

 

 

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Timothy Sullivan
http://www.creeksidepottery.com/about/

 

 

 

Timothy Sullivan shares, “I received my BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University in ceramics and painting in 1972, and my MFA in ceramics from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 1975. The 2001 Great Gulfcoast Art Festival was the first festival I attended, and the first time that I had shown work of any kind since the late 1970s. After graduation I had part-time jobs and maintained various studios working with mixed-media sculpture, wood, or clay. From 1983 to late 2000, I stopped working as an artist or craftsman and was entirely focused on a career in IT, holding jobs as varied as typewriter repairman, computer sales, manager, ComputerLand franchisee, network engineer, and IT executive. In October of 2000, I made the decision to return to clay, and pursue a full time career as a potter”.

 

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Timothy Sullivan
http://www.creeksidepottery.com/about/

 

 

 

 

 

“I have no regrets over the years that I spent in business. Much of that time was exciting and rewarding, and I learned many things which I believe have helped me significantly as a potter/designer craftsman. I learned to appreciate an elegant solution to a complex problem, and how to approach the technical hurdles that are so frequent in ceramics, and I learned patience. While the financial benefits from Corporate America can be significant, this work that I do now provides me with a different set of rewards, which feel more lasting and more meaningful. I am continually delighted when I see my customers and they tell me how much the work means to them, or how much they have enjoyed having it in their lives. It’s not enough to simply make work and put it in a corner, it must be shared”.

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 25 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), Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), 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.

Howard Alan Event page:
http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/las-olas-art-fair-part-I
https://www.facebook.com/events/576831645794396/

 

 

 

 

For additional information on the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I 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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291