Award Winning Jewelry Artist Sandy Ryter Announces Bargain Trunk Show Just In Time For Mother’s Day On Saturday, May 7, 2022 One-Of-A-Kind Designs Are Statement Pieces For Your Wardrobe

Award winning jewelry artist, Sandy Ryter is having an “END of SEASON” bargain trunk show just in time for Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Sandy uses glass and other mixed media to create her one-of-a-kind designs that will transport anyone’s wardrobe to the next level.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Pointe Country Club     Boca Raton, FL.

 

 

Email to get gate access and directions:  SandyRyter@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Ryter is a unique jewelry designer who has incorporated her fine arts knowledge from the Massachusetts College of Art with her vast travel and cultural experiences. She likes to call her award- winning jewelry “wearable sculpture”. Sandy’s greatest influence comes from the fashion icon, Iris Apfel who is not afraid to make a spirited statement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of Sandy’s designs have elements from her bead collection acquired from many countries such as The Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, China and Thailand. She enjoys travel and volunteering her time for a local art organization. She is Vice President at Large for “Women In The Visual Arts” (WITVA). Sandy is a Resident Artist of the American Cruise Lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her work has been shown and/or sold in a variety of South Florida Galleries including: the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton, the former Artists Guild in Boca Raton, the Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Armory Gallery in West Palm Beach, The Lighthouse Gallery in Tequesta, the former Seldom Seen Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, the former Linda White Gallery in Boca Raton, and the Artists Alley in Delray Beach. Her work is also in the private collection of the art dealer Sandra Neustadter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sandy has won numerous jewelry artist awards (see Awards section on website www.RyterDesignStudio.com).  

 

 

For more information:

 SandyRyter@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Presents Exclusive FL Exhibition of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

The Armory Art Center announces the exclusive Florida exhibition of the internationally acclaimed traveling exhibit, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel from March 11th to April 24th Thursday through Sunday. The Greenfield and East Galleries will be transformed as the Los Angeles-based SEE™ Attractions showcases the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. It is brought to you by the organizers of the finest themed exhibitions such as: Star Trek, King Tut, Titanic, Frida Kahlo, The Art of Banksy: Without Limits, The Museum of Failure and more. Timed tickets may be purchased for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and we suggest you register quickly before they sell out!  The Rickie Report shares tend details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL  33408

(561) 832.1776     www.armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARMORY     ART     CENTER     PRESENTS

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE    FLORIDA    EXHIBITION    OF

 

 

 

“MICHELANGELO’S     SISTINE    CHAPEL”

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 11 – April 24

Thursday – Sunday

10 am –   6 pm

 

 

General Admission:

$17.50 to $21.50 Adults, Children – $13.50 to $15.90

Family Bundle:

(2 Adults and minimum of 2 Children) – $15.30 to $18.50 per person

VIP Admission:

(Includes entry to the exhibition, skip-the-line access and a poster)

Adults (13+) – $24.50 to $29.70

Children (ages 4 – 12) – $18.70 to $22.30

 

 

Timed tickets at:

 https://armoryart.org/event/michelangelo/

 

 

Images courtesy of SEE Attractions & Bridgeman Images

 

 

 

This unique exhibition invites viewers to step into the universe of the greatest masterpieces of Michelangelo, seen from an up-close, life-sized, and never-before-seen perspective. With expertise and care, each ceiling fresco has been reproduced in its near original size. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never-before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes, including internationally recognized The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of SEE Attractions & Bridgeman Images

 

 

 

This globally successful exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece. Whether visitors have previously visited the Sistine Chapel or not, everyone can admire the artwork up close, at their own pace, and with the ability to capture photographic memories of this iconic work. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides will be available for rent for an even more in-depth experience.

 

 

 

Images courtesy of SEE Attractions & Bridgeman Images

 

 

 

The exhibition will be on display in Montgomery Hall and the Greenfield and East Galleries at the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11 through April 24. Please refer to the website for the current Armory Art Center COVID-19 protocols. Timed tickets may be purchased for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at https://armoryart.org/event/michelangelo/ Timed slots are available every 30 minutes. Visitors should allow one hour to see the full exhibit. For more information please visit: www.armoryart.org/calendar/.

 

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber & textiles, ceramics, and sculpture are held in twelve state-of-the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public. For information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776. The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

 

 

 

About SEE Global Entertainment:

The SEE™ Family of Companies represents the finest in themed entertainment. Working with major Hollywood studios, record companies, sports franchises and legendary individuals, SEE has become the one source for truly great, immersive entertainment. SEE is led by CEO Martin Biallas, a Hollywood veteran of 30 years. For more info, please visit SeeGlobalEntertainment.com and MartinBiallas.com.

 

 

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Ted Matz Presents At Wellington Art Society Meeting On January 12. WAS Offers Artist Networking Opportunities And Is Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features artist, instructor, and advocate for the visual arts, Ted Matz who will give a presentation on how to best represent beautiful landscapes through the medium of oil paint. The Wednesday, January 12, 2022 meeting is at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  January 12, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

T   E   D         M   A   T   Z

 

 

 

“Everybody has the ability to create art – it’s just finding the courage to try.”  Ted Matz

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

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

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

 

 

 

“On The Way To Georges” by Ted Matz

 

 

 

Ted majored in painting at Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate from Kendall College of Art and Design.  He has worked in design related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor.  Ted is currently the President of Ted Matz Fine Art, Inc., teaching classes and workshops in both abstract and realism. He offers classes in oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, and plein air painting at Easel Art Supply in Lake Park, FL. He also conducts private mentoring sessions, in-studio classes and workshops, as well as online classes. 

 

 

 

 

“Riverbend Wrong Way Drive” by Ted Matz

 

 

 

Ted has previously taught at the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Domestically he has held art and design workshops in Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont, and has conducted international workshops in Cortona, Farindola and Florence, Italy; Paris and Arles, France; as well as Havana, Trinidad, Vinales, and Santa Clara, Cuba.  

 

 

 

“Bees Coming Home” by Ted Matz

 

 

When asked where he draws his inspiration from, he says “I love nature and the beauty that the natural world gives to us, therefore I have a very strong desire to record as much of it as possible… for future generations.”  Ted employs various mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, gouache, and acrylics. He works in both realism and abstraction. Ted enjoys being open to a range of mediums and styles, giving him the freedom to choose those that best represent the subject for each piece he creates. 

 

 

“Lowell Flat River” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida and previously held the position of Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida. He also founded and chaired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival in Tequesta/Jupiter, Florida and acted as consultant to the 4th Annual Festival.  The event draws 35 nationally recognized juried plein air artists from across the country and Europe. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Reflections” by Ted Matz

 

 

Ted’s next exhibition will be January 4 through 31, 2022 and will show his Abstract Landscape work at the Eissey Gallery of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens. He has had his work shown in feature articles in Plein Air Magazine and is currently in the December/January issue.  

 

 

Visit www.tedmatzfineart.com to learn more about Ted Matz’s artwork and view his teaching schedule.

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Jane Tracy’s Legacy Raises Awareness Through Art By Supporting Women & Children. Peter Tracy Helps Artists’ Families Honor Loved Ones, Find Closure, And Make The World A Better Place

Artist Jane Tracy left behind hundreds of original paintings.  Her family discovered them in storage shortly after her death and quickly realized the role art could play in raising awareness for those in need.  They donated a significant collection to various organizations to assist in their fundraising efforts. Jane’s husband, Peter, is working to help other families honor their beloved late artists and find closure. He welcomes inquiries from others in a similar situation. The Rickie Report shares a story of gratitude and continued giving.

 

 

 

ORIGINAL      WORKS     by    JANE     TRACY:

 

 

 

RAISING     AWARENESS     THROUGH     ART

 

 

Honoring Late Artist’s Wishes to Support Women & Children

Helping Families with Deceased Artist’s Inventory

 

 

“Around The Playground” by Jane Tracy

 

 

The award winning artist exhibited her paintings, during her lifetime, at a variety of museums and galleries throughout the Northeast and in South Florida. The bold, powerful and vivid abstract art, reflective of the joy that fueled Jane Tracy’s creative process, are now supporting women and children. Led by husband Peter Tracy, The Estate of Artist Jane Tracy strives to honor her memory and her wishes. 

 

“She was a teacher, a prolific artist, and she was passionate about helping women, children and families,” says husband Peter Tracy.  “We couldn’t believe the number of paintings we found in storage.  She left instructions in her will that her work should be donated to help others but it wasn’t easy,” points out Peter.

 

 

“Floating” by Jane Tracy

 

 

He had no precedent and there was no roadmap to guide his mission to fulfill his wife’s wishes. After dozens of phone calls, meetings and hurdles, he identified a few organizations that could benefit from Jane’s paintings and they enthusiastically embraced his offer, ultimately donating more than 400 original abstract paintings.

 

“Jane’s artwork is not just a donation to us, but it’s about making a difference in the children’s lives,” affirms Melissa Vera, Development Manager, Family Resource Center of South Florida, Inc.  “We have successfully featured Jane Tracy’s artwork in our fundraising efforts which support our mission and programs that help children.”

 

 

Peter created the video “Van Gogh & Jane” to raise awareness and promote the sale of her paintings.

 

 

The process was an eye opener for Peter, he wasn’t the only one with inventory from a deceased artist. He plans to share his experience so that others can honor their loved ones and find closure. He has already acquired a domain for deceased artists inventory.  “I’m in the process of a creating a website where family members and non-profits could connect and help each other,” explains Peter.  He welcomes inquiries from others in a similar situation.

 

In the meantime, Jane Tracy’s family is encouraged by the successful fundraising efforts of these organizations and is committed to promoting the concept of supporting those in need through art. 

 

 

“On Good Terms” by Jane Tracy

 

“People love to purchase art at fundraisers to be able to give back to nonprofit organizations while being able to get art for themselves,” says Melissa Vera, Development Manager, Family Resource Center of South Florida, Inc. “We encourage family members of deceased artists who find themselves with inventory to reach out to non-profits and organizations in their communities, just as Peter Tracy did.”

 

“People can make a difference if they want to,” points out Peter Tracy.  “We hope the public will consider purchasing an original painting to help women and children, which was very important to Jane.”

 

To explore original paintings by Jane Tracy and support women and children through her art please go to www.JaneTracyArt.  Stay tuned for the Deceased Artist’s Inventory site currently under construction.

 

 

“Oh So Taxing” by Jane Tracy

 

 

About Jane Tracy

Award winning artist Jane Tracy was a creative force her entire life.  She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University and went on to teach art in Montpelier, VT.  In 1968 she married Peter Tracy and continued her life’s journey as an artist. Her experiences were diverse. She worked in advertising and as a studio potter Jane created functional stoneware that was sold throughout the eastern United States. In 1972 she became a potter-in-residence at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT.  The dynamic and vibrant artist opened Curious Jane’s Restaurant in 1977 with great success through 1981. She even designed the couple’s home in Branford, CT, which was featured in a variety of publications. She launched her career as a painter in 1985; her passion for color, texture and movement apparent in each of the hundreds of abstract paintings she ultimately created. Jane’s art is powerful and vivid, reflective of the joy that fueled her creative process.

Jane divided her time between her homes in South Florida and Connecticut.  She participated in a variety of juried shows and exhibited her work in numerous art centers, galleries and museums throughout South Florida, including the Armory Art Center in 2015 and 2016.

 

Jane was a signature member of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Guilford Art League; a member of the Broward Art Guild, Creative Arts Workshop, Madison Art League, Palm Beach Watercolor Society,  Florida Watercolor Society; New Haven Paint and Clay Club,  International Society of Experimental Artists, WITVA Women in the Visual Arts, International Society of Acrylic Painters, National Association of Women Artists, Connecticut Women Artists and a founding member of the Blue Moon Group.

 

As a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and children, Jane would be thrilled to know her paintings will benefit charitable organizations that serve those in need.

 

Jane’s Artist Statement

Making art is always a challenge. The sensory involvement and visceral stimulation needed  requires a commitment – a commitment to struggle through the process – enjoying the moments of success and triumphing over the ever-present grind of making compositional selections of color, line, value or shape.

 

Non-representational paintings compel me to surrender to my intuition and to trust my inner-urge to experiment. The process of continually making choices and decisions– what to add, what to keep, what to eliminate, what to repeat and ultimately, when to stop–is both  daunting and exhilarating.

 

The thrill of a uniquely textured surface, the contrasting interplay of warm and cool colors, the surprise of unplanned subtleties are some of the factors in my highly personal, solitary painting experiences that inspire me each time I begin a new painting. The knowledge that there will always be another blank surface for me to paint serves as my ultimate inspiration.

 

 

 

“Lunar Expression” by Jane Tracy

 

 

Supporting Women & Children Through Art:

 

You can support the following organizations with the purchase of an original Jane Tracy painting:

Family Resource Center of South Florida – www.frcflorida.org

Armory Art Center – www.armoryart.org

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade – www.womensfundmiami.org

Additional Links:

 

www.JaneTracyArt.com

https://www.instagram.com/xxjane30xx/

 

Press:

 

https://www.therickiereport.com/2016/01/27/jane-tracy-is-featured-artist-at-boca-raton-library-friends-gallery/

https://emptyeasel.com/2011/10/12/jane-tracy-gloriously-colorful-abstract-paintings/

 

 

 

Media Notes:

To request an interview with Peter Tracy or high resolution images of Jane’s paintings please contact AnaBelle Ramos at anabelle@anabelleramos.com.

Peter Tracy can be contacted at opusmail@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Ted Matz Offers A Series Of Virtual And In-Person Classes For All Levels Of Experience. Individual Mentoring Also Available

Accomplished fine artist/teacher, Ted Matz is offering a series of virtual and in-person classes, where artists of all levels of experience and all mediums explore different aspects of painting and creativity in the company of other artists.  Classes begin next week. Ted also offers individual mentoring! The Rickie Report shares the details of Ted’s classes, with some sneak peeks of his artistry.  REGISTER NOW! Stay tuned for Plein Air starting in November!

 

 

 

 

“Everybody has the ability to create art – it’s just finding the courage to try.”  Ted Matz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER TODAY

 

 

REGISTER  TODAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER TODAY

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER  TODAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Ted’s students have told The Rickie Report:

“I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the people I am thankful for. You are a very patient, perspicacious and encouraging teacher and a critic and you have really changed painting for me in the last few months.  Not only have I reached the point where I can be more satisfied with my results, but the whole process has become more enjoyable for me.  Thank you for being such a generous teacher!”   JB

“Ted has taught me invaluable life lessons painting together. His supportive approach and teaching style allows me to learn completely as my authentic self. He provides safety in vulnerability and constructive feedback to hone my skills. Ted has supported me to live and flourish in my art, leading to my acceptance into the art program of my choice.  Learning with Ted has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and our time together goes well beyond our lessons. He’s taught me to believe in myself and to never give up – to love how I feel when I create art and to live up to what make me, me.”  BB

 

 

I have studied Watercolor Painting with Ted several ways –  in a plein air class in Maine , and both online and in person elsewhere. He is a wonderful, thorough, comprehensive teacher, who has taken me to new levels of understanding in color theory, reflection, depth and shadows, paint handling/technique. In addition, he is generous with his vast knowledge, extremely patient and supportive of his student, and has an awesome sense of humor that puts one at ease”. BMO

ABOUT TED:

Ted calls Lake Worth, Florida, his home. He teaches workshops and online classes in watercolor, oil and acrylic, abstract, and plein air painting.  Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida, and was formerly the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida.

Ted has taught at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. He has conducted classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy, France and, recently, in Cuba. Ted majored in watercolor at Eastern Michigan University, studied at Kendall College of Art and Design, and held design-related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lord & Taylor.

Ted founded and chaired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Lighthouse Art Center’s Plein Air Festival in 2014-2016 in Tequesta/Jupiter Florida and served as a consultant to the 2017 Festival. The event drew 50 nationally and internationally recognized plein air artists who competed for over $10,000 in awards.

 

 

For more information visit

Ted Matz Fine Art 

  Website:  Ted Matz

  Email:  tedmatzfineart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Sales From Estate Of Jane Tracy’s Original Artworks Will Benefit Armory Art Center May 14 – June 4

A magnificent, diverse collection of paintings, The Estate of Artist Jane Tracy: Exhibition & Sale, opens May 14 at the Armory Art Center. All works are for sale and proceeds will benefit the Armory.  The vibrant exhibition of original works will be on display through June 4 at the Armory Art Center’s Montgomery Hall.  The galleries are Free and Open to the Public.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this event and shares some memories of Jane’s constant creative energy and her legacy. 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Sales  from  Estate  of  Original  Works  

 

To   benefit  Armory   Art   Center

 

By   the   late   artist   Jane   Tracy

On   View   and   For   Sale

 

 

 

Friday, May 14th

Free  Opening  Reception  and  Preview

 5:30  – 7:30  pm

 RSVP here

 

 

 

Facial coverings and temperature checks required for admission. The Armory Art Center’s galleries are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm ; Saturdays 10 am – Noon; Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Exhibition and sale is available  May 14 – June 4, 2021

 

Jane’s husband Peter Tracy donated many of her paintings to charity. “As a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and children, Jane would be thrilled to know her paintings will benefit charitable organizations that serve those in need,” said Tracy.

 

 

“The knowledge that there will always be another blank surface for me to paint serves as my ultimate inspiration. To paint is to bring joy to my life.
To paint is to touch my soul, I live to paint…with a joyful soul.” – Jane Tracy

 

 

Award winning artist Jane Tracy was a creative force her entire life. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University and went on to teach art in Montpelier, Vermont. In 1968 she married Peter Tracy and continued her life’s journey as an artist. Her experiences were diverse. She worked in advertising and as a studio potter Jane created functional stoneware that was sold throughout the eastern United States. In 1972 she became a potter-in-residence at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Connecticut.

 

 

 

The dynamic and vibrant artist opened Curious Jane’s Restaurant in 1977 with great success through 1981. She even designed the couple’s home in Branford, Connecticut, which was featured in a variety of publications. She launched her career as a painter in 1985; her passion for color, texture and movement apparent in each of the hundreds of abstract paintings she ultimately created. Jane’s art is powerful and vivid, reflective of the joy that fueled her creative process. www.JaneTracyArt.com

 

Jane Tracy’s Artist Statement:

Making art is always a challenge. The sensory involvement and visceral stimulation needed, requires a commitment – a commitment to struggle through the process – enjoying the moments of success and triumphing over the ever-present grind of making compositional selections of color, line, value or shape.

 

Non-paintings compel me to surrender to my intuition and to trust my inner-urge to experiment. The process of continually making choices and decisions– what to add, what to keep, what to eliminate, what to repeat and ultimately, when to stop–is both daunting and exhilarating.

 

The thrill of a uniquely textured surface, the contrasting interplay of warm and cool colors, the surprise of unplanned subtleties are some of the factors in my highly personal, solitary painting experiences that inspire me each time I begin a new painting. The knowledge that there will always be another blank surface for me to paint serves as my ultimate inspiration.

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

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

 

 

For information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Call For Artists At Armory Art Center’s West Palm Beach Arts Festival Is Open. Event Takes Place December 4-5 Just In Time For Holiday Shopping

If you are an artist looking for the right mix and vibe to showcase your work just in time for the holidays, the 5th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival is where you want to be!  This spectacular, annual event will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 4 – 5, 2021.  Presented by the Armory Art Center, it promises an exciting array of works by local and out of town artists, live music, artisan demonstrations, food trucks, and family-fun activities for all ages.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this Call To Artists which brought over 6,000 visitors to its previous events!  Deadline to apply is July 2.

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

5th ANNUAL

WEST   PALM   BEACH   ARTS   FESTIVAL

Saturday and Sunday, December 4 – 5, 2021

 

10 am to 5 pm

 

FREE

 

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Deadline to apply: July 2, 2021

 

 

 

Apply by the July 2, 2021 deadline here:

ZAPP – Event Information – West Palm Beach Arts Festival 2021 (zapplication.org)

 

 

 

 

CALL     FOR:  

2-D (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media)

 

or 3-D (ceramics, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, glass, furniture)

 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, July 2, 2021:   Application Deadline

Tuesday, July 2, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021:   Jury Dates

Monday, August 9, 2021:   Notification of acceptance

Learn more about the 5th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival:

Festival – Armory Art Center – West Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

About the West Palm Beach Art Festival:

This annual event brings in roughly 6,000 visitors and 100 artists and is well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population.

The Armory’s state-of-the-art campus hosts space for up to 10’x10’ tents, socially distanced, throughout its space. Tents will be located outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and Rosemary Square—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and activities for kids make the festival a perfect experience for all.

The Armory Art Center follows CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 health and safety precautions.

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

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

For information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Armory Art Center Offers Trips To “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience” In Miami ~ Don’t Miss This Phenomenal Experience

The Armory Art Center is offering a day trip by luxury coach to Miami for the “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience” through their program,  Armory Art on The Go.  Reservations are required, with bus trips beginning on Wednesday, May 5 and continuing on select Wednesdays. This art opportunity is open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now before all of the seats are taken!  

 

 

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place       West Palm Beach,  FL

Visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

 

 

Join the Armory Art Center

On a luxury group day-trip to Miami

To experience the stunning world of Vincent Van Gogh

 

 

Beginning May 5th 

Seating limited      ~    Reserve yours today!  

 Call: 561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

Tickets:  $99 per person,  Limited to 25 seats on a first-come, first-served basis

 

 

For tickets, visit the Armory’s on-campus Registrar’s Desk, or call 561.832.1776

 

 

Visit armoryart.org/vangogh

 

 

*Day-trips will take place each Wednesday, as scheduled in advance, throughout the duration of the exhibition May 5th – July 11th

 

 

Luxury Coach  Departs   9:30 am  from the Armory Art Center

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Arrival in West Palm Beach is approximately 4:30  pm

 

 

Van Gogh Carousel (Images provided by Ice Palace Studios)

The Armory Art Center invites the community to enjoy a luxury group day-trip to Miami’s iconic Ice Palace Studios to experience Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience beginning Wednesday, May 5th!*

 

‘Armory Art on the Go’ – with Van Gogh! will depart 9:30 a.m. from the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, in West Palm Beach.Tickets are $99 per person and limited to 25 seats on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets, visit the Armory’s on-campus Registrar’s Desk, or call 561.832.1776.

 

*Day-trips will take place each Wednesday, as scheduled in advance, throughout the duration of the exhibition May 5th – July 11th.

 

 

Van Gogh Carousel (Images provided by Ice Palace Studios)

 

This exciting, arts & cultural extravaganza begins with comfortable, fun, socially-distanced transportation, with tasty snacks provided amid luxurious coach seating and a restroom on-board. Attendees are scheduled to arrive at the Ice Palace Studios at 11:45 a.m. for the chance to easily peruse the exquisite exhibition and enjoy lunch in restaurants on the premises, or nearby (on your own).

 

At 2:30 p.m., it’s ‘all aboard’ for the return trip to West Palm Beach with estimated time of arrival approximately 4:30 p.m. Boarding to return to West Palm Beach is scheduled 2:30 p.m.

 

All participants must comply with health and safety procedures. For more information about Armory Art on the Go, visitarmoryart.org/vangogh. To learn more about Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience, visit vangoghmiami.com

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

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

For information:

Visit www.armoryart.orgor call (561) 832.1776 

The Armory Art Center is located at

811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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

Cassandra Nordenbrock Is A Featured Artist At Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place. Free Public Reception Tonight

Cassandra Nordenbrock is a multi media artist who creates works in painting, digital art, mixed media, and photography.  Join her and the other artists at Zero Empty Spaces at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens for tonight’s Meet & Greet Reception. Cassandra’s work is appealing because it employs both contemporary graphic media as it achieves a unique and engaging mode of image-making.  The Rickie Report shares the Reception details and some sneak peeks of her photos and paintings.

 

 

 

 

 

ZERO  EMPTY  SPACES

Saturday,  February 20, 2021

6 – 9 PM

Studios are open  Noon – 9 pm

  Suite 140  

(Building marked Spa, behind the record sculpture)

11300 Legacy Avenue  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

Exhibit Continues through March 6, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cassandra tells The Rickie Report, “My current work is about using photography as a language of painting.  I use dynamic lighting to create portraits as original works of arts which have a depth of meaning.  These reductive artworks contain modern perspectives, utilizing a limited palette, and often reference the seashore.  I feel they take their cues from the modern romantic spirit of Georgia O’Keefe”.

 

 

“Pueblo Magico” by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

 

Cassandra’s work is appealing because it employs both contemporary graphic media as it achieves a unique and engaging mode of image-making.  She comments, “I am concerned with the range of emotional response of the viewer and the effect this medium has on them”.

 

 

 

“On The Way To School” by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

She is currently working a body of photographic art exploring the interplay of Moscow street life and Metro Subway Art.  Cassandra’s artworks have been exhibited in select shows in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, The Box Gallery, and the Francie Bishop Good Gallery.

 

 

“Old Florida” by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

 

Cassandra received her art training at the Armory Art Center under the guidance of well known artist, Sam Perry. She continues to attend workshops through the Armory’s Artist in Residence program.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit and to see Cassandra’s other artworks:

Instagram:  @artfarm66

Facebook:  artfarm66

Email:  vangiessen@comcast.net

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Brighten Your Mood With Artfully Presented Food! Stanford Slutsky’s 3D Sculptures Are Now On Sale

Brighten your mood for 2021 with one of Stanford Slutsky’s artful 3D food creations at 50% off until January 15, 2021! His artwork has been seen world wide and is available in local galleries.  From giant sized hyperrealistic replicas of sushi, macarons, Good Humor Dessert Pops, or even a Chicago Dog, you can indulge yourself with no calories!  Check out his newest chocolate candy box selections – perfect for your Valentine! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Contact Stanford to see his newest piece, “My Favorite Licorice” !   

 

 

 

 

 

Stanford Slutsky with display of boxed chocolates

Accepting FaceTime Calls 

 

We’ll show you the piece of artwork you may want information on and tell you more about it ~

 

 

We can send you to one of the Art Galleries that represent our artwork ~

 

 

 561-789-4678

Boynton Beach, FL.

 

 

We specialize in three dimensional mixed media giant-sized hyper-realistic fine art replica sculptures of Good Humor Dessert Pops.

 

 

50% off until January 15, 2021

 

 

  www.stanfordslutsky.com 

 

 

 

Stanford Slutsky’s gallery includes healthy fruit snacks as well as childhood favorites!

 

 

 

Stanford Slutsky has lived in Florida the past 38 years and is a full time working artist. Walking into the home/gallery/studio of Stanford Slutsky is like walking into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Even better, the giant sized hyper-realistic art on the walls looks good enough to eat and are calorie free! What looks like luscious chocolates are actually made of resins, rigid foam, adhesives, acrylics, a lot of imagination and some proprietary techniques that this creative has devised himself.

 

 

 

 

Stanford Slutsky’s Candy Dots on Paper

 

 

 

 

At 79 years young, Stanford has tapped into his creative side most of his life. Even in high school, he was winning awards for his artwork. At that time, it was for jewelry making. Later, he moved into painstakingly working on abstract geometric optical illusion  art, hand painting every minuscule perfectly measured line and angle to create unique and eye-tricking perspectives. 

 

 

Stanford Slutsky’s dish of candied apples

 

 

 

Slutsky decided to switch it up and revert to when he drove a Good Humor Ice Cream Truck in the summer of 1957 and being in the grocery business.  It was a throwback to good feelings, the memories of childhood. He wanted to create art that made someone smile and have that sense of nostalgia.

 

 

 

 

Stanford Slutsky offers a wide variety of food art

 

 

 

 

He accomplished this with his art that looked like chocolate bars, chocolate candies, ice cream bars, doughnuts, pizza, hamburgers, French fries, sushi and more. His latest piece is called “My Favorite Licorice.” He creates these artworks in his studio, which happens to be in his perfectly organized garage that is where the magic happens. 

 

 

Stanford Slutsky’s double burger

 

 

 

 

Slutsky has exhibited in numerous venues and participated in many national and international competitions including  the on line gallery in the UK, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art 54th annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, (out of more than 1100 submissions by nearly 400 artists, he was one of less than 100 artists chosen to represent the best in Florida. Slutsky, was nominated to the Florida Arts Hall of Fame in 1993. His “Assorted Box of Candy” won an award at The Armory of West Palm Beach and Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport, to mention a few.  Slutsky is currently represented in two galleries: Sundook Fine Art Galleries (Delray Beach, FL), and Gallery Art at the Promenade Shops (Aventura, FL)

 

 

50% off until January 15, 2021

 

 

We can send you to one of the Art Galleries that represent our artwork ~

 

 

 

For more information about Stanford’s Artworks:

 

VISIT: www.stanfordslutsky.com 

EMAIL: mr-food@att.net

CALL: 561-789-4678

 

 

 

 

 

 

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