Call For “Abstract 2016” Artwork For Exhibition At Art On Park Gallery With Cash Prizes And Public Reception

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, announces a Call for Abstract Art.  All mediums are acceptable, including 2D and 3D artworks.  This is open to residents of Palm Beach County.  There will be an Open Public Reception on Friday, October 7th. Cash prizes will be awarded by Juror, Clarence, “Skip” Measelle. The Rickie Report shares the details here. Art lovers: Mark your calendars!  Artists – let the submissions begin!  Everyone is invited to the After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery down the block!  

 

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

“ABSTRACT 2016”

 

 

 

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OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, October 7th

5 – 8 pm

AFTER PARTY:

Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

 

 

ABSTRACT 2016 EXHIBIT

CALL TO ARTISTS

An exhibit of original abstract images in any medium.

 

Details:

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 09/24/2016
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday, 09/30/2016 or Saturday 10/01/2016 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Friday, 10/07/2016 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday, 11/11/2016, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida
Submissions should be original abstract images in any medium.
Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.
Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.
APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $25 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
Submission form: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?277

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:

IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER (OR HAVE BEEN) LOG IN FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY TO ENTER.
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the ABSTRACT 2016 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member or non-member submission fee.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select ABSTRACT 2016, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”
You should have your images resized (72dpi) and ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email: artistsofpbc@gmail.com

Terms:

01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.
04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the APBC.org website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
12) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.
Please price your work accordingly.
14) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

 

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38th Annual Members Exhibition And Sale At Lighthouse ArtCenter

The 38th Annual Members Exhibition and Sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter opened with an award reception on March 17th.  Nearly 300 attendees celebrated in the creative center of our north county community. Jon Ward was the juror for this show. The Rickie Report shares details about the Exhibit, some sneak peeks and urges everyone to stop by through April 27th.

 

 

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Lighthouse Art Center
373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, Florida 33469
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38th Annual Members Exhibition and Sale

 

 

 

 

Showing now through April 27, 2016

 

Members Free

Non-Members $5. Donation

 

Hours:

Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Saturdays from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

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Best In Show,”MAKING PLANS”

Artist, Nina Motta and Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator, Janeen Mason

 

 

 

 

Over 220 pieces of art fill the walls of the galleries in the Lighthouse ArtCenter, as it celebrates its 52nd year.  Jon Ward was the juror for the 38th Annual Members Exhibition and Sale. He is a former Board Member of the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the Florida Humanities Council.  

 

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First Place, Sculpture, “SOPHIA”

By Sylvia Koymen (Photo courtesy Janeen Mason)

 

 

 

 

All styles and mediums were represented in this exciting show! Visit us for the 38th installment of one of the most popular exhibitions each year. The talented members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter Guild are represented by 100 participating artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Coreen” by Gerry Carerra

 

 

The members’ artwork crosses all genres from an evocative clay figure titled “SARAH” by Sophia Koymen – First Place in Sculpture, to “MAKING PLANS” by Nina Motta, Oil on Canvas – which took Best of Show. A tender Plein Air piece by Jean Chase evokes a perfect Tuesday afternoon overlooking Florida’s windswept landscape, while a surprising digital image titled “WALK THIS WAY ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE” by Linda Mathison won First Place in Photography.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Exhibit, classes, workshops and upcoming events:

Please visit:  LighthouseArts.org

 

 

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

 

 

Observations from Rickie – 2013/14 “Season”

“Season 2013/14”  is coming to a close and the barrage of Art Fairs, Opening Exhibits and Art Shows will lessen.  The Rickie Report would like to share some observations.

 

 

“2013/14 Season”: Some observations

 

 

We are particularly aware that a LOT of us stay here, year-round and therefore, sharing your creativity ( visual or performing arts) is a constant. For those who are snowbirds or snowflakes, we expect to hear from you while you are away!

 

Life and Art and Creativity Happen Year-Round!

 

What we love:

 

Emerging artists who are trying to find a path to share their work.

Artists who are eager to help others in their community without fear of ownership.

Artists who relish sharing ideas!

Artists who understand that though they may not SELL on the internet, they NEED to have a web presence (simple website, landing page or splash page)!

 

What makes us cringe:

 

An artist with no business cards.

Artists who have paid BIG money to be part of an Art Show and have no signage (but DO have a sign saying they accept credit cards).

Entering artwork that does not meet the requirements of the exhibit ( i.e. no wire to hang their painting, no price or NFS indication, work that is still wet).

 

Waiting until the week (or 2) before your event to contact us, to help with your publicity campaign.  In the real business world, we have deadlines ( just like rent and car payments).  We want to tell the world about your event, but we need your cooperation to do it in a timely way!    Contact us as soon as you are accepted.  Your event will have a publication date.  Then, you can send us your information and jpegs. (We’ll remind you).  If you’re reading this and wondering if we want to know 6 months before the event actually takes place – the answer is “yes”.  At the same time, we understand that sometimes shows “pop-up” at the last minute.  Email us and see if there is an opening for publication – you never know.

 

 

This is a good time to take stock – not just of your physical inventory.  Take a look at HOW you go about doing business.  If you are part of an art exhibit or show, if you are paying for a space and you have price tags on your work… you are running a BUSINESS.

 

 

This is the bright spot of entrepreneurism  – Palm Beach County, in particular is a GREAT place to accomplish your goals.  And just as having a home demands certain responsibilities, so does having a business. We’re sharing a short list of the necessities for you and your business to flourish.

 

1. Professionally printed business cards that are legible (fancy fonts are artistic, but once reduced to the size of a business card, are often too difficult to read).  Please include Your Name, Business Name, Phone Number, Email, Website address.

 

2.  When you are taking part in a Show or other venue, have a legible sign with your name, business name and give us a hint about what you are selling ( how can someone remember to come back to your booth later?)

 

3.  Is everything priced?  Do you have a small card explaining the product, the process?  Good practice idea: polymer clay artists show a package of clay, a slab of conditioned clay and then a project midway.  NOW your viewers can better understand that you really didn’t paint those tiny little lines – you blended and stacked and cut until your artistic creation became what you are selling in your booth.  We’re not suggesting that you give away any of your secrets, just helping educate the public so they understand the effort that went into your product!

 

 

4. Attend local artist-oriented events (Artists of Palm Beach County, Artists Association of Jupiter, Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild, Delray Beach Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), Plein Air Artists of Palm Beach, Wellington Art Society just to name a few).    Go to other artists’ events.  Mingle. Network. See what is happening around you. Support other artists!

 

5. Send your name and email address to be added to the Think Tank, so you can become involved in Art Synergy and MORE  (send to Rolando Barrero:  rolandobarrero@me.com ) .   Attend a Think Tank meeting.  Meet artists of other mediums, styles and locations.  The ideas that are born there incubate into MAJOR events!

 

6. Do you have a Facebook Page? Here is the place to let everyone know your newest project or event!  Some artists show photos of newly sold artwork ( jewelry, paintings, etc) with their new owners – we LOVE this idea – it shows real people purchasing your artwork!

 

7.  Try something new.  Are you in a slump? Go to a demonstration, class or workshop that gives you the opportunity to try a new medium without making the initial investment of new materials.

 

8.   Read The Rickie Report.  Send us your suggestions for topics you’re interested in learning more about.

 

 

9. Let us know your good news – we’d love to share it!   What is the first thing you should do once you’ve been accepted to a gallery, exhibit, art show, art fair or other venue?  Send me an email with the “Who, What, Where, When”.  Let’s talk about   how you can use The Rickie Report to market you and your event.

 

10.  Not sure where to find a resource?  Send us an email.  We’ll help you network and find a solution.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Presents Deb LaFogg Docherty, Artist, Illustrator, Photographer

Art lovers and artists alike will want to attend the upcoming Wellington Art Society meeting on February 12th. Deb LaFogg Docherty, a world renown and award winning artist will be making a presentation. This is an opportunity to watch a master close-up and be mesmerized by Deb’s low-key approach to some truly amazing adventures! The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Invites You  to Meet

Deb LaFogg Docherty

Artist, Illustrator, Photographer

Wednesday, February 12

6:30  – 8:30 pm

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd    Wellington, FL

 

 

 

"Captured Gaze", Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze”, Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, February 12th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. As always, there will be a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30pm with a raffle and fabulous prizes , with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with the presentation and demo to follow. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

 

"Scorn" by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Scorn” by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

Deb grew up on a small farm in Connecticut exploring the woods and swamps around her house. She received no formal training till attending Art College, where she majored in advertising and illustration. She has studied with world-renowned artists; Hall of Fame/Master Pastel Artist Doug Dawson and the late Maggie Price Master Circle winner and past President of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
She is currently a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Artist for Conservation, a member of excellence with the Southeastern Pastel Society, The Pastel Society of North Florida, the International Guild of Realism, associate member of Audubon Artists and an associate member of the Oil Painters of America.

 

"Under Mom's Watchful Eye", Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Under Mom’s Watchful Eye”, Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

 

 

Her work has been published in many newspapers and several magazines including Wildlife Art Magazine, Wildscape Magazine located in the UK and Southwest and Wildlife art magazine online.
She has also illustrated a children’s book called ‘Woodrat Jill’ with part of the proceeds going to preserve habitat for the endangered Key Largo Woodrat and is available on Amazon.com. Its a story about an Key Largo Woodrat named Jill who bred in captivity and is set free to make a life on her own.

 

 

 

"Palmettos in Warm Light", Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Palmettos in Warm Light”, Pastel by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

Deb LaFogg Docherty will be talking about some of the basics of painting and pastels She will do demonstration in which she explores different forms of underpainting, application techniques, and illustrates how light, color, contrast, composition, texture, and especially atmosphere make any painting in any medium luminous and breath-taking.

 

 

"Waiting for Mom", Oil by Deb LaFogg Docherty

“Waiting for Mom”, Oil by Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.  Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall Gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.  

 

 

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Deb and a Wolf

 


The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.
Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.  For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.

 

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information : www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

 

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

ArtiGras 2014 Celebrates Professional and Emerging Artists and an Art Recycling Challenge!

ArtiGras 2014 will celebrate all things creative!  Hundreds of  professional artists and eleven emerging artists will show and sell their work, continuing to amaze us by their creative spirit.  Kelly Tracht, a Jupiter-based artist, has been chosen for the 2014 Commemorative Poster.  The Rickie Report hopes you buy your tickets and plan on a few full days of art exploration.  There are interactive children’s art activities, a recycling art challenge, food, live music plus fine art and fine crafts from around the world!  The details about ArtiGras 2014 are in this article.

 

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Presented by

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Produced  by

Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of

Commerce

February 15, 16, 17, 2014

 

Festival Hours:


Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Monday, February 17th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-5:00PM

 

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The 2014 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will be held February 15, 16, and 17, 2014 at Abacoa in Jupiter. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art and crafts along with activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s interactive art activities, Youth Art Competition Gallery and the opportunity to meet more than 300 of the top artists from around the world. Listed as one of the top 50 festivals in the country, ArtiGras 2014 expects more than 85,000 guests over the three-day period.For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

Commemorative Poster

 

 

 The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival is proud to announce painter Kelly Tracht from Jupiter, FL., has been selected as this year’s commemorative artist poster artist. Tracht’s piece, title “Sailing Sailfish”, is bright, lively and uses the sailfish to reference South Florida living. The piece also pays homage to Tracht’s hometown, with the nautical letters on the flag bunting spelling out ‘Jupiter’.

 

 

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ArtiGras 2014 Commemorative Poster by Kelly Tracht

 

Kelly tells us, “Our coastal town of Jupiter has always felt a bit like an American Riviera to me, and after watching a classic movie this summer set in the Cote d’Azur, I was inspired to create an iconic painting that would express this connection”.   Tracht was an ArtiGras Emerging Artist in 2012 and has juried into the festival two times since her first show.   She shares, “I took influences from the classic posters of the French Riviera which are full of punchy color, iconic use of imagery, and coastal fun and designed a painting that would showcase the bounty of the ocean as well as a passion for boating found here in Jupiter.”

 

 

Though formally trained as an architect, Tracht’s painting career really started to blossom in 1997, when she took a year sabbatical on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. Inspired by island living, Tracht painted al fresco landscapes and seascapes experimenting with an expressive, painterly style. As she started to sell her  paintings to European tourists and foreign dignitaries, her work quickly gained notoriety. Tracht was invited by the German owner of The Aquarium Club, a stylish beach side resort in Grenada, to hold a season-long exhibition of her work.

 

 

In 2006, Tracht painted the cover for the Junior League of the Palm Beaches cookbook Worth Tasting, a book that she named, helped research, write and conceptualize. Bloomingdales invited her to exhibit at their 2007 Artrageous event, and in 2012, Tracht was awarded the prestigious President’s Purchase Award at SunFest.

 

 

 

 

The 2014 ArtiGras poster will be available for purchase online at www.artigras.org or in the ArtiGras Merchandise Booth at the festival. Patrons can visit Tracht in the Merchandise Booth at ArtiGras where she will be signing posters for patrons on Saturday, February 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again on Monday, February 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

EMERGING ARTISTS

 

The Rickie Report encourages artists of all mediums to apply to ArtiGras as an emerging artist, if they have not experienced this type of large show before.  Only eleven emerging artists were chosen for this year’s event.  We hope you take the time to stop by each of their displays and speak with them about their artwork and creativity!  The emerging artists are:  Amber Palomres, Robin Neary, Florida Palm Fish Art, DeJaVu Glass Design, Dane Stensen, Makai Project LLC, Kristian Charnick, Larry Hughes, Robert Mayes, The Little Whale and George Darrell.

 

Amber Palomares

Amber Palomares grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.   She is an avid nature lover, enjoys gardening, exploring parks, beaches and historical towns.  This appreciation of nature began at an early age when she fished and camped on Padre Island Texas.   Amber also accompanied her mother on trips to local National Wildlife Refuges where she delighted in following nature trails and bird watching.    Her full understanding for the outdoors can be seen in her paintings.   She and her husband, John, moved from Texas to Palm Beach Gardens, FL in the mid 90s, leaving a couple of years to live on James Island near Charleston, South Carolina. Palm Beach Gardens is where they call home now and where Amber paints both en plein air (outdoors from life) and in her studio.  
"Bridge and Weeping Willows" by Amber Pal

“Bridge and Weeping Willows” by Amber Palomares


Amber discovered her passion for painting in her forties  and has immersed herself in studying oil and acrylic painting techniques through art courses and instructional demonstrations. 
Her paintings are light-filled, happy and can be described as being peaceful and whispy.  She works in both oils and acrylics and uses glazing and impasto techniques to create depth and a three dimensional quality to her work. 
"Shrimp Boats"

“Shrimp Boats”

Amber loves painting water, sunsets and sunrises so you will often find a  stream, marsh, seashore or even a sparkling water fountain in her artwork . She is proud to say that one of her sunset seascape paintings can be found in the guest rooms of the Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort.  As an emerging artist, she is dedicated and passionate about using her gift for painting and hopes that her paintings will continue to bring joy to people.  With every visit to her easel, Amber continues to develop her own unique representational impressionist style. Amber is a member of the American Impressionist Society and Plein Air Florida.
"Sunset March" by Amber Palomares

“Sunset March” by Amber Palomares

Amber earned her B.B.A. and M.Ed. degrees and works at Palm Beach State College as a Career Advisor and Adjunct Professor.   She also serves on their Art Gallery Committee.   She enjoys teaching job development skills and helping students with their career direction.

For more information about Amber’s artwork please visit :  http://palomaresart.wordpress.com/

Blog:  www.CoastalArtPaintings.com   or  https://www.facebook.com/AmberPalomaresFineArtist

 

 

For more information about Kelly Tracht’s artwork please visit:

www.kellytracht.com

 

 

 

"Beach and Sea"

“Beach and Sea”

 

 

 

For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

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