5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour Offers Free Guide To Artists’ Workspaces And Galleries Saturday, March 6 And Sunday, March 7

Meet thirty highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on March 6 & 7 , 2021.  This Free event brings art lovers to 21 different studios with a self-guided map. At the studios, watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

MARCH 6 & 7, 2021  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

“Day Dream” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.

 

 

 

 

Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

Art Explorers can see which artist interests them the most and plan their weekend accordingly.

 

 

Ceramics by Candy Walsh

 

These booklets can be picked up in several local businesses: CourtHouse Cultural Center, Stuart Art Supply, Elliott Museum, Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor, Red Barn Furniture, Palm Room of Harbour Bay Plaza, to name only a few.  You may go to MCOST.org to see a listing of all the studios. Each studio will have extra booklets to give out.

 

 

 

Mark Stall in his photography studio

 

 

 

Laura Kay Darvil in her jewelry studio

 

 

MCOST TOUR  is held in the communities of Martin County including Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Salerno, Stuart and Jensen Beach.

 


“Simplify Your Life” by Jim and Tess Dirks

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 


Mermaid’s Box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

The  Artists:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Barb Bucci

James DeMartis

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Curt Whiticar

Lynne Barletta

Angela Krogen

Barry Greff

Renee Keil

Chris Kling

Sheryl Levine

Lynn Morgan

Sally Pearson

Katie Gianni

Jim Dirks

Diana Rell Dean

Billie-Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Mark Stall

Skip Hartzell

Cheryl Cote

Mallo Bisset

Candy Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Dot Galfond

Sue Klahne

Jane Baldridge

Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

For more information:

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

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Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Brings Original Fine Art, Unique Functional Art And Handmade Affordable Gifts

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 6 – 7, 2016, will highlight original fine art, unique functional art and handmade affordable gift items.  Enjoy the live music and food plus a separate crafts section and Green Market.  Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 150 artists from the United States. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of three artists:Mike Chamberlain (Metal Art), Monika Fairchild (Jewelry) and Brenda Flynn (Paper/Mixed media).   Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site will be provided. Admission to the event & Parking are Free.  The official Festival Poster featuring artist Carol Kepp will be sold during the art show.

 

 

 

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15th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

 

 

February 6 – 7, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

 

 

 

 

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Free shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 6-7, 2016, enjoy the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork, unique crafts and affordable gift items on Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m  The Festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Mike Chamberlain – Metal Art
http://www.chamberlinmetalart.com/

 

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

Mike shares with The Rickie Report, “These aluminum panels are part of an ongoing experiment that started about ten years ago at my sign shop, Vital Signs, in Verona, Wisconsin. I use a lot of aluminum on signs I build at the shop. I started scratching and grinding the aluminum to help the aluminum elements on the sign stand out and be more visible. With all of the scrap aluminum I had laying around the shop, I started thinking that I could make some wall art out of the aluminum.

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

 

By scratching the surface of the aluminum the light reflects off the surface from different angles creating amazing holographic effects of depth and space on a two dimensional object. These pieces are scratched with an array of different tools I use around the shop. The colored pieces are painted with a translucent tint that I mix into an automotive clear coat. These colors can be intermixed to create millions of different colors. Once dried, they are color-sanded and buffed to a high gloss. These pieces need light to bring out their depth and holographic appearance; with that, they begin to change and start to look different if the light is adjusted from bright to dull.  When looking at these pieces from different angles and with different light intensity, their appearance will begin to change right before the viewer’s eyes”.

 

 

 

 

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce this popular event will feature 150 local and national artists as well as the finest crafters in the country with a wide array of artistic media. This show will have two separate sections appealing to art enthusiasts and collectors looking to add to their collections as well as festival patrons shopping for affordable crafts and unique gift items. The Fine Arts portion of the event will be located on the North side of the street starting at Bridge Road and Dixie Highway, followed by the crafts section and green market.

 

Monika Fairchild – Jewelry
http://www.monikafairchild.com/

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

Monika Shares, “I am the sole creator of each one of my jewelry designs. The process usually begins by laying out many colorful stones and rare fossils. I move them around until the shapes; colors and textures take on a life of their own, becoming much more as a union than separate elements. The next step is sketching my design idea on paper, adding graceful lines that support the relationship of all pieces. Then each stone gets its own custom bezel made, either out of sterling silver or 14 kt gold bezel wire, which I cut and solder closed and attach onto a flat piece of sterling silver sheet. The thickness of the base varies according to the purpose of the piece of jewelry. For example: earrings are made of lighter gauge, and pendants heavier”.

 

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

 

 

“I cut shapes out of silver and gold using a hand saw and bend or texture them, mostly with small hand tools like pliers and hammers. Once all elements are attached together through the process of soldering, the job of polishing begins. It is a long, labor intensive and unpleasant process, and it is what differentiates quality work. I use a buffing machine, holding the piece in my hands and pressing against the extremely fast spinning cloth wheel, feeding it with polishing compound every few seconds. Even though I wear a face mask and finger guards and have an exhaust fan, I am still covered with black dirt at the end of the polishing process. The last step is to carefully set the stones in place using a bezel pusher and burnisher. My favorite part of jewelry making process is to see how great my creation looks on the person that has fallen in love with it and the joy it brings to them”.

 

 

 

Brenda Flynn – Paper/Mixed Media
http://www.free-range-art.com/

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn

 

 

Brenda explains, “I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I’m totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long. I am convinced sea water courses through my veins. I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing both traditional tile and paper mosaics. I also have my work in a few galleries up and down the East Coast”.

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn 

 

 

“I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sun magazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities. I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2011, and the van – which is a continuing labor of love”!

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • 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 and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival

 

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Carol Kepp and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Carol will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest which will once again be organized by The Women’s Club.   

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

 

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

 

 

 

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 Alexandria King Street Art Fesitval (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.

 

 

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For additional information on the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts 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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Hobe Sound Mural Project Highlights Highwayman Artist Jimmy Stovall

A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound!   Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.  The Rickie Report shares images and an invitation to drive to Hobe Sound and experience this growing Mural Project.  Kudos to Landmark Arts Coordinator, Nadia Utto, for spearheading this non-profit public art initiative!  We urge you to drive by slowly and take a peek! 

 

 

 

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Landmark ARTS Inc

non profit public art

Presents:

Highwayman Painter, Jimmy Stovall

Creates a Mural

Hobe Sound,  Florida

The public is invited to stop by as this mural is still in progress at:

Jenkins Landscape

12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road

 

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17 Hobe Sound murals have been completed thus far, thanks to the significant volunteer efforts of over 40 regional artists. The murals project also began offering informative and fun tours this year.   Artists are welcome to get involved.

Go to www.landmarkarts.us

 

 

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Local professional artist Nadia Utto, who has been the Hobe Sound Murals project coordinator since 2009, is facilitating this project, assisted by artist Heather Stevens Weese. Hobe Sound Murals is part of Landmark Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to “Creating Community Culture.”

 

 

 

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Mural in Hobe Sound

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Landscaping Mural in Hobe Sound

 

 

Much of the original travel route from Detroit to Miami, Dixie Highway,  has been absorbed into modern routes.  A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound! Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.

 

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

 

Jimmy’s work reflects his continuing interest in preserving the vision of the pristine Florida he remembers from his youth, and the countryside vista in this mural includes two of his signature motifs – a serene distant horizon and a radiant Poinciana tree. This genre is also location-appropriate, as three generations of the Jenkins family have provided idyllic and design balanced landscapes for over 56 years.

 

Business owners Harold and Susan Jenkins, who have long admired the beauty and scenic topics of Highwaymen paintings, are proud to sponsor this one-of-a-kind mural on their newly renovated building façade.

 

 

Mural #8 at GFWC Women's Club

Hobe Sound Mural #8 at GFWC Women’s Club “Pillars Of The Community”

 

Jimmy is one of “The Highwaymen” painters, from the Ft. Pierce area, who sold their Florida landscape paintings door-to-door and out of their vehicles along local roadways from the 1950s through 80s. The Highwaymen finally achieved recognition in the 1990s, when critics began to praise the uniqueness of their folk art, fast oil painting style and self-promotion techniques.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #3  "Ocean Jazz"

Hobe Sound Mural #3 “Ocean Jazz”

 

Jimmy holds the unusual distinction of being known as “The 27th Highwayman.” Although he is acknowledged by his peers as a true member of the group, he was in Miami after Hurricane Andrew and was not available to be interviewed for what would become a book about 26 painters of this ‘outsider art’ style.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #13 "Four Seasons"

Hobe Sound Mural #13 “Four Seasons”

 

Jimmy is the last painter who was personally taught his craft by one of the founding Highwaymen, Alfred Hair, who had been mentored by the well-known A.E. “Beanie” Backus. Both Hair and Backus have been inducted into the Florida’s Artists Hall of Fame.  This mural will also be the very first publicly accessible exterior mural by a Highwayman.

 

 

For more information, please contact project coordinator Nadia Utto:  561-762-9202

nadiautto@comcast.net    www.landmarkarts.us

Landmark Arts, Inc.      PO Box 533, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

Contact the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

772-546-4724 for more information on upcoming scheduled tours.

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Offers Original Fine Art and Crafts Plus FREE ART Giveaway!

The 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus a sneak peek at the FREE Art Giveaway by artist Steve Whitlock and the Festival poster by Mimi McCallum.

 

 

 

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

January 31 – February 1, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, Fl. 33475

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

Free shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot of The Pine School

 The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.

 

 

The festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Festival patrons will be able to explore the vast array of original art and learn about the artists and crafters who will be present for the duration of the show. A free giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Steve Whitlock; no purchase will be necessary to participate.

 

"Jupiter Sailfish" FREE Art Give Away by Steve Whitlock  Valued at $350. Framed

“Jupiter Sailfish” FREE Art Give Away by Steve Whitlock Valued at $350. Framed

 

Wide variety 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, stained glass. In addition, there is a Free Art Giveaway featuring exhibitor Steve Whitlock and the Official Festival Poster featuring artist Mimi McCallum will be sold during the art show.

 

Steve Whitlock

 

"Black and White" by Steve Whitlock

“Black and White” by Steve Whitlock

 

“As a wildlife artist and marine illustrator I enjoy a rare experience, someone who truly loves his work. My many years as a fishing guide and sportsman led me to the most rewarding and fun career anyone could ask for. If I paint it, I’ve done it, truth in the artwork is very important to me. As a true Florida native, I have over 40 years experience fishing, hunting and exploring the wild places most people never see. I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork. If you get a chance, stop by one of the art shows or tournaments and say hi. Tight lines, Steve”.

 

For more information about Steve ( his life story is truly an inspiration) and to see more of his artwork, please visit:  http://stevewhitlock.com

 

 

"Under the Banyans" Hobe Sound Festival Poster by Mimi McCallum

“Under the Banyans” Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Poster by Mimi McCallum

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Mimi McCallum and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Mimi will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest. The winning images will be available on a variety of note cards that will be sold during the art show and proceeds will help fund art programs in the elementary schools. The Women’s Club coordinates this charitable endeavor.

 

See more of Mimi’s artwork at:  http://www.mimimccallum.com

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

"Straits of Florida Mahi" by Steve Whitlock

“Straits of Florida Mahi” by Steve Whitlock

Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • 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 and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

"Sea Turtle" by Steve Whitlock

“Sea Turtle” by Steve Whitlock

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 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts 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 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