Nationally Acclaimed Artist, Deborah La Fogg Docherty Is Featured At Wellington Art Society Meeting

The Wellington Art Society will feature long time member Deborah LaFogg-Docherty as their first demonstrator of the New Year. The meeting will be held on January 11, 2017 at the Wellington Community Center.  Deborah is a national award winning artist who creates paintings whose subjects seem “touchable”. Meet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Deborah’s demonstration and a unique art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








Deborah LaFogg Docherty

January 11th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL






Deborah is well known for her great love of nature. She gives people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild in a secret world, raise their young, court and survive. Her quest for nature has taken her from the Everglades National Park to Denali National Park in Alaska.




“Waiting For Mom” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Deborah grew up on a farm in Connecticut, surrounded by nature and began drawing as a child, copying her mother’s paintings of Bambi, Flower and Thumper on her bedroom wall. Since they were painted on the hall wall, her parents quickly provided her with coloring books, paints and crayons to encourage her creativity. She began drawing birds in grade school, winning awards at the school and painted and drew every summer and during the school year, often forgoing homework! She earned her college degree with a dual major in Illustration and Commercial Art. She graduated with honors and moved to South Florida where she has worked for many years as a graphic artist for The Sun Sentinel. She is currently a Special Sections Designer for the paper and in her “spare time” teaches at Old School Square in Delray Beach, does local workshops and demos.


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“Bathed in Morning Light” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Mediums used by Deborah include pastel, oils and acrylics and may involve an under painting for added luminosity and atmosphere. Each medium requires different procedures. With pastels it involves washes of color and turpentine. In oils she blocks out colors. With acrylics she builds on layers going from light to dark.



Painting by Deborah LaFogg Docherty


Deborah had two solo shows in 2015 at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Gallery in the Visitors Center. She has received many national and local awards. She has illustrated two children’s books: “Woodcut Jill” raising money for the National Crocodile Refuge and “Rosie’s Song”. A fully illustrated book.

"Flying Tiger" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Flying Tiger” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Membership affiliations include: Signature member of the Artists for Conservation, the Pastel Society of America, the Salmagundi Art Club, an elected member of the Audubon Artists, the Wellington Art Society and many others. Deborah says, “Looking at my paintings today, many people think they are photographs. I take it as a compliment since I’m a photorealistic painter. My quest has been exciting and rewarding”.


"Captured Gaze" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

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NAWA Florida Invites You To 3rd Annual 6 X 6 Scholarship Fundraiser – One Night Only!

Come to the Armory Art Center on Friday, December 9, 2016 to participate in a dynamic creative process that brings together the talents of accomplished women artists and the exuberant young talents of Dreyfoos School of the Arts students who have painted, collaged, embellished, and donated several hundred 6 x 6 canvases.  The diverse array of 6” x 6” Canvases will be displayed and offered for sale for one night only at the NAWA Florida’s Third 6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraiser being held during the Opening Reception of “Crossing Boundaries”, a Multi-Media Exhibition that unites NAWA Headquarters and the Florida Chapter at the Armory Art Center in W. Palm Beach, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this opportunity to support a good cause and walk away with some fabulous artwork!








NAWA Florida 6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraiser 2016

At The 

Armory Art Center

Free, Public Event

Friday, December 9, 2016

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm




1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401



“Vineyard Haven” by Hillary Pulitzer




NAWA Florida’s 6 x 6 Scholarship Fundraiser puts a spotlight on our proud tradition of giving more than 20 scholarships over the last 10 years to extraordinary young women artists as they graduated from Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Our goal is to double the success of our 2015 6 x 6 Fundraiser when we exhibited 111 canvases generously donated by 48 artists.




“Gloria” by Ellen Tracy




Join the dynamic partnership between NAWA Florida and of Dreyfoos School of the Arts students by purchasing one or several 6 x 6 canvases. Canvases will be sold for $50 each with all proceeds going directly into the NAWA Florida Scholarship Fund.




“Soldier” by Beth Scher




The Armory Art Center and Dreyfoos School of the Arts are both rewarding the participating students for their generous contributions. The DSOA artist with the winning canvas will receive a 3-hour PRIVATE Class at the Armory Art Center.



“Memories” by Jane McIntyre



Each contributing student artist will receive three Community Service and 3 Department Service Hours from Dreyfoos School of the Arts.  Together we will “pay it forward” by rewarding artistic excellence with scholarship for young women artists graduating from Dreyfoos School of the Arts.






“Untitled” by Nadine Satlin



NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.

To learn more about this prestigious organization visit:

For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to


For more information about this event please contact Cynthia Maronet at









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National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Invites You To “Crossing Boundaries” Exhibition

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) knows a lot about crossing boundaries. As the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the nation, established in 1889 to empower, support and encourage women artists, breaking down barriers was and remains the name of the game.  “Crossing Boundaries” unites NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter with a multi media juried exhibition.  The Free, Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 9th at the Armory Art Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held ONLY at the Opening Reception.









National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA)
Our history is our Future…Be a part of it!






A Multimedia Juried Exhibition with Awards
Uniting NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 9, 2016

6-8 pm  

Exhibit Runs Dec. 9 -29, 2016


At The:




1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401



Lore Baer “Orbiting”



Early groundbreakers like Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and later, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel and Judy Chicago were just some of the notables that wouldn’t accept exclusion from the male-dominated world of art and art makers. As the first regional chapter in the country, the Florida Chapter is joining forces with the National association in an exciting new juried exhibit at the Armory Art Center, Montgomery Hall, 1700 Park Avenue, in West Palm Beach, December 10th through the 29th. A reception will be held on Friday, December 9, from 6-8 pm, and Awards will be given (First Prize $100, Second Prize $75, Third Prize $50 and two Honorable Mentions $25 each).



Kathryn Posh  “Mountain Dream”

By showcasing a number of mediums, including painting, ceramics, sculpture, collage and mixed media pieces, the show will be crossing boundaries in its vision and conceptual approach as well. A number of prominent local artists will be exhibiting their works. Among them are Beth Scher, the president of the Florida Chapter, as well as Carol Staub, Grace Fishenfeld, and Janice Cohen, a past president. An added benefit to the public will be an online exhibit available for viewing after the opening reception. Mark your calendars—this promises to be a memorable arts collaboration.




Lee Rabb  “Approaching the Border”,  Acrylic



In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held only at the Opening Reception on December 9th, 6 – 8 PM. Artist members and art students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts have created artworks on 6” x 6” canvases, which will go on sale for $50 each. The proceeds will benefit three young women from the 2015 Dreyfoos graduating class with college scholarships.



Arline Reitman  “Eyrie”



The Florida Chapter of NAWA, established in 1995, was also comprised of exceptional women of vision. Liana Moonie of Palm Beach, a past president of the National organization and Madeline Weiss, the first president of the Florida Chapter set a high standard. Both groups, National and Florida, share the same vision. And those wishing to become part of the Florida Chapter’s continuing work must first be juried into the National organization headquartered in New York City.



Caroll Atanision  “Shadows in St. Petersburg”






NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.

To learn more about this prestigious organization visit:

 For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to










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Nancy Tilles’ “Painterly Realism” Is Celebrated At City Of Palm Beach Gardens Art Exhibition

Nancy Tilles is an award winning artist and beloved art teacher whose artwork hangs in public and private collections  around the United States.  The City of Palm Beach Gardens invites the Public to a Free Reception to Meet the Artist on Tuesday, November 29th.  Nancy’s SOLO Exhibition is available now through December 7th at the Burns Road Recreation Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Nancy’s new works.  RSVPs are requested for reception.





“Painterly Realism”

Oil Paintings by Nancy Tilles



Meet The Artist Reception:

Tuesday, November 29

 5:30-7:30 pm



Exhibition: Now through December 7, 2016

Please Call and RSVP 

Call 561.630.1100 for Gallery Hours

 Free Parking and Free Admission

Burns Road Recreation Center
4404 Burns Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410



“Mandarin Duck” by Nancy Tilles



Nancy Tilles is an Award Winning artist known for her oils and portraits, which hang in public and private collections throughout the country. In the past, Nancy has enjoyed exhibiting her paintings in outdoor festivals throughout South Florida including Artigras, Sunfest, Artsfest of Stuart, Naples Art Fair, Jupiter Art Fest by the Sea and many others. Her paintings have represented Artsfest of Stuart and Jupiter Art Fest for posters and promotion. Influenced by living in tropical South Florida for over 30 years, Nancy has been lauded for the rich use of color in her art, and teaches painting to adults in Palm Beach Gardens. There, she shares her love of painting with her students.





“Adam and Eve” by Nancy Tilles

“For fifteen years I enjoyed participating in outdoor art festivals where I got the chance to meet so many nice and interesting people. I made a conscience decision to stop exhibiting in this way when I downsized from a large home to a small villa. No longer could I have the luxury of working on three large paintings at the same time. My canvases shrunk from hiding me when I carried them to various small sizes that could fit on a bookshelf, Nancy explains”.




“Mia” by Nancy Tilles



“That also sparked a change in my subject matter. Although I loved painting fantastical scenes of underwater life, I had exhausted much of my inspirations and really just wanted to concentrate on painting from real life. I joined a life drawing group and paint from a model with them, once a week. I believe it is making me a better painter and teacher”, Nancy tells us.




“Peppers” by Nancy Tilles


Nancy shares,”Over the past year, I have painted many smaller paintings. This show represents some of the work I have done this year minus the paintings created with a live model . The subject matter is still evolving. I am excited to share my paintings with you and looking forward to hearing your thoughts”




“Acting  Guiding  Loving”  by Nancy Tilles




For more information about Nancy’s artwork or classes:

Nancy teaches oil and acrylic painting to adults at the Center on

Tuesday mornings and afternoons and on Wednesday mornings.

All are welcome.

The City of Palm Beach Gardens offers wonderful classes to the community.

More information about classes can be found by calling 561-630-1100 or by visiting the center online at:



To view the more of Nancy’s paintings visit:





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Renee Plevy’s Paintings At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Explore “Transitions”

Renee Plevy, an award winning artist, presents “Transitions”, an exhibition of her paintings, at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. The Public is invited to the exhibit which runs from now through December 10th. Renee has a long list of accomplishments in the art world and is well known for her portraits.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Exhibit and some sneak peeks.







R E N E E       P L E V Y



Now through December 10, 2016



Painting by Renee Plevy



Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901 Fax: (561) 687-9484



Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday





There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.







“Excursion” by Renee Plevy




A lifelong artist, Renee has painted many well-known persons for their private collections, and has had one person shows in museums, galleries, and has shown in Lincoln Center, NYC. She has been in over 68 Galleries and Juried Art Shows.  Known for her “Portrait of a Woman” Organization wherein she has painted 23 oil portraits of famous Women Community Leaders from throughout Palm Beach County who have been honored at a Palm Beach Luncheon for the last four years. Renee has completed 23 oil Portraits of Prominent Palm Beach County Women Community Leaders for Portrait Of A Woman Legacy Series.



“Celebration” by Renee Plevy




Renee has always had the ability to capture the soul and spirit of her subject. As a colorist, she has used her medium to portray the essence of a person’s personality. An award winning member of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild and Women of the Visual Arts, she won First Prize with the Guild for her painting “Excursion” exhibited at the Nathan D. Rosen Biannual Exhibit.




“Contemplation” by Renee Plevy




Renee Plevy has a long list of accomplishments in the art world, including award winning exhibitions from the Northeast to Florida. She has been involved with numerous art-related organizations, giving her time and expertise. In addition, her artwork has been included in government projects, such as the Paterson Courthouse WPA Mural Restoration, Paterson, NJ. Plevy’s teaching affiliations continue to grow.



“Young Girl With Pail” by Renee Levy




In NYC, Renee studied with internationally known portrait painters at the Art Student League, The School of Visual Arts and Parsons. At the same time she taught portraiture at the School of Visual Arts and was prominent with National Artist’s Equity. Renee currently paints in Palm Beach County, FL focusing on commissioned work, private classes, personal portraits and pet portraits.







For more information about Renee Plevy’s artwork, workshops or exhibits:

Renee Plevy
(561) 736-8108 (Phone/Fax)    (561) 302-1380 (Cell)





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“Eyes Wide Open: Camera In Hand” Opens At Lighthouse ArtCenter With Public Reception

Photography by Louis Jawitz, Jack Bates, Nancy Brown, Jenna Huttula, Don Lacy, Jane Saull, Barry Schein, Barry Seidman, and Tom Winter is the focus of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Opening Exhibit, “Eyes Wide Open: Camera In Hand”.  These nine photographers share images from around the world and are too good to be missed!  Join the 3rd Thursday Opening Reception on September 15th and meet the artists at South Florida’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.



lighthouse artcenter logo

(561) 746-3101
Lighthouse Art Center
373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, Florida 33469


“E Y E S    W I D E    O P E N:

 C A M E R A    IN   H A N D”



Opening Reception:

September 15, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Members Free; Non-Members $10.

Exhibit available now through October 29, 2016


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Members are admitted free; Nonmembers $5
Children (12 and under) free
Saturdays, free
3rd Thursday Events: Members free; Nonmembers $10




Firefighters, Police Officers and Active Military and their families receive free admission to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum.




“Antigua” by Louis Jawitz


The Sunrise Sculler, 10-21-07, Palm City Florida

“Sunrise Sculler” by Thomas Winter



“Plantanos” by Jenna Huttutla




Nancy has been a commercial photographer for over forty years. After working out of New York City for 25 years she now works out of her Boca Raton, Florida studio. Nancy specializes in people/lifestyle and travel photography. In the last six years, China has become her favorite place to make travel images. She has had five photography books published. Her book “Simply China” was released as a large coffee table art book with 289 pages of images with text in Chinese and English. Nancy’s travels to Myanmar (Burma) also captured her imagination, recently.  Nancy was made a Nikon Legend in 2001. Teaching has always been a part of Nancy’s life and she holds one to one workshops in Florida all year long. Stock photography also is a big part of Nancy’s photography and she is continually adding people/lifestyle and travel images to Getty Images, her stock agency.



Jenna Huttula picked up her first 35mm camera on a backpacking trip through Europe at the age of 13, and hasn’t put it down yet. After ten years as a professional portrait photographer on the Treasure Coast, she and her family traveled to Nicaragua as missionary photographers. In the rural villages they photographed families, most who had never been photographed before. Jenna Huttula’s projects have allowed her to travel to remote terrain trough exotic rainforests and the base of active volcanos. She says, “Beauty surrounds us, whether it’s in an impoverished county or our own backyard and photography allows me to immortalize an instant that can be cherished for a lifetime”.




Louis Jawitz began his life-long love affair with photography while in the US Navy. Back in civilian life, he quickly advanced his career shooting high profile campaigns for top tier advertising agencies, Fortune 500 clients, and travel and editorial assignments for internationally recognized corporations and publications.  Jawitz’s assignments and travels gave him great opportunities to shoot his personal work, primarily fine art, nature and scenic images. His photographic career, created while working out of his iconic New York City studio, included advertising work for many notable clients including Grey Advertising, Nikon, Pfizer, GM, Subaru, and American Airlines.  His editorial and assignment work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications including Nikon World, Popular Mechanics, Shutterbug, and Popular Photography+ Imaging. Mr. Jawitz’s work has been shown in Florida at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery, Lake Worth Art League, Jonathan Dickenson State Park, and the Coral Springs Museum of Art.




Don Lacy is a nature and wildlife photographer who moved to the Jupiter area from the suburbs outside of Philadelphia over twenty years ago. He is a self-taught photographer who has been capturing the natural beauty of the world around him for the past 10 years. While he has traveled and photographed in the American Southwest, the Colorado Roc underwater photographykies, and New Mexico most of his work celebrates Florida. He is a member of the Lighthouse Camera Club and active online as a moderator on, one of the premier online nature photography forums. His work can be seen at


Please take a thought provoking journey into the Underwater Realm and gain an increased awareness of our precious natural resources. “Underwater photography allows me the opportunity to educate and thus protect our most valuable resource, the oceans of the world. My artistic mission is to present and reflect on the diverse colors and textures of our underwater space. I concentrate on exploring the varied underwater species in a world less populated by humans. The Underwater Realm challenges the eye and brain to perceive the familiar and unfamiliar in extraordinary ways and constantly inspires me and reinforces the miracle of synergy and harmony. My photography has been featured in national publications and awarded on local, state, national and international levels. I hold the Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders as well as the Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling”.


Barry is an award winning commercial photographer, educator and photo editor. During his career he has created photography for many nationally branded Fortune 500 companies and their advertising agencies. He received an EMMY award for his work at NBC TV in New York and an Eastman Kodak Professional Photographers award. Both Nikon and the international journal Graphis have recognized his work. Barry’s photographs have been displayed at Nikon House in New York City, the Kodak Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center as well as numerous group shows in South Florida and is represented in a number of private collections.




Barry Seidman grew up in New York’s fast-paced advertising business establishing him as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He works for the top international brands. Seidman now devotes his time to fine art photography, which is enthusiastically collected around the world. “My work”, Seidman says, “is more akin to a painter in a studio than a photographer making snapshots. I choose not to go out into the world and bring back what I’ve seen, but to start with a concept, pre-visualizing, executing and highlighting what I see and how I see it. The finished work is then presented larger than life, inviting the viewer to walk in the landscape of my mind’s eye. My images then create an illusion of simplicity. The exploration of my ideas is done in photographic series. At times inspiration is illusive, but then there it is – like magic – in the revelation of imagined images.”




Thomas Winter is a Florida Commercial Photographer specializing in Corporate and Industrial Photography. Tom creates compelling photography for business communications and advertising. His unique images and editorial style help tell a story, capture a moment and deliver a message. Tom’s business background and corporate experience give him a unique perspective that enhances and informs his work. He understands the importance of delivering value and being part of a creative team. His landscapes are part of his ongoing personal work that take him away from his commercial routine.


For more information about the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s exhibits, events, classes and membership, please visit



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Palm Beach State College Photography Invitational 2016 Shows The Power Of The Camera

Photographers will showcase creativity in new exhibit

 at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus in Palm Beach Gardens September 13 to October 14.  This Photography Invitational 2016 begins Tuesday, September 13th with a free, Public Opening Reception.  Come and see the power and creativity of the camera, as 15 artists use this tool in innovative ways!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.











5:30 – 8:00 PM

Art Gallery Is Located On First Floor of the BB building

3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL



Gallery Hours:

9 am – 5 pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

9 am – 8 pm  Tuesday and Friday

 Exhibit runs through October  14th

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For more information, call 561-207-5015








SaraRytteke “Chronic Migraine”

This exhibit will feature traditional and digital photography with some images incorporating both from 15 local artists. A Public Opening Reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  This is an opportunity to meet the photographers and network with other artists and art patrons.




Ilene Adams “Water Memories Reimagined”






The Rickie Report would like to emphasize  that “local artists” confirms that these artists make this area their residence.  In many cases, these “local artists” have shown their work Nationally and Internationally.  Southeast Florida is blessed with an abundance of “local artists”!  We applaud Karla Walter and Sherry Stephens for offering this photographic bonanza!




Melinda Moore “Glades Inferno”







Ilene Gruber Adams

Erika Cespedes

Rod Faulds

Adriano Ficarelli

Jacek Gancarz

Durga Garcia

Tracie Heller

Silvia Lizama

Cheryl Maeder

Melinda Moore

Sara Rytteke

Elle Schorr

Barry Seidman

Joanne Urban

Matt Vought








Silvia Lizama “Statue#9”



“In the hands of a photographic artist, the camera is just a tool, like a painter’s brush, a starting point toward achieving a creative vision, whether it is consciously planned or happens spontaneously,” said Professor Sherry Stephens, who curated the exhibition with Art Gallery Specialist Karla Walter.




Barry Seidman “Kitchen”

Stephens also notes that much of what transpires between pointing the camera and finishing a print or editing a film is the actual artistic journey for photographers.



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Elle Schorr  “Spring Fling”



Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located in the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information, call the gallery at 561-207-5015.




Palm Beach State College:

Serving 48,000 students annually, Palm Beach State College is the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, providing bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, professional certificates, career training and lifelong learning. Established in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college, Palm Beach State offers more than 130 programs of study at locations in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade, with a new campus under construction in Loxahatchee Groves.





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WITVA Announces Call For “Artful Spirits”, Open To Men, Women, Non-Members, Members

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts announces a Call For Art which is open to men, women, non-members and members.  The public is invited to the exhibit with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 21.  The exhibit “Artful Spirits” takes place at the Armory Art Center and will run through November 25th.  Art Patrons, mark your calendars for what promises to be another exceptional array of original artwork!  WITVA is an art networking organization offering exhibits, workshops, demonstrations and meetings throughout season.  WITVA fundraises to offer art scholarships to deserving students. The Rickie Report applauds their efforts and shares the details about this Call for Entries.









1700 Parker Avenue   W.Palm Beach, FL 




Questions about WITVA Exhibit and Application?

Call Ann  561.737.4248

ARTIST DEADLINE:  October 7, 2106








6 – 8 pm

Refreshments and Music










For more information about WITVA or to download the application visit:



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 Port St.Lucie, FL 34986


“Scary Art Exhibit” At Galleria Gilda Includes Call For Artists And Save The Date For Art Patrons To Attend Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash

Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth announces  the “Scary Art Exhibit” with a Halloween opening party which will take place on Saturday, October 1st.   Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces of work.  The entry fee provides admission for submitting artists to the Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash, selected exhibiting artists entry fee will also cover 1 guest. ARTISTS DEADLINE: AUGUST 31st.  ART PATRONS: SAVE THE DATE for the Opening Party! The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from previous exhibits.  Jurors are: Katie Deits, Former Director of Lighthouse ArtCenter, Debby Coles-Dobay Public Arts Manager of Boynton Beach Florida, Angela Yungk Co-Founder and Co-Publisher of Art Hive magazine.  Final Judging and awards by the father of Digital Art, Laurence Gartel who will also be the top host for the Halloween party.








2211 North Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
Wed. – Sat.: 11am – 6pm
Sun. 1pm – 5pm
Mon. & Tues. Gallery closed for workshops


“Scary Art Exhibit”

at the

Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash


Saturday, October 1st

6 – 11 pm

Costumes encouraged!

Enjoy Music,Entertainment, Art!!




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  • Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces of work for $30


  • Entry fee provides admission for submitting artists to Gartel Wicked Halloween Bash, selected exhibiting artists entry fee will also cover 1 guest.


  • Deadline for submission 8/31 midnight.


  • Notification 9/7,


  • Delivery 9/29


  • Pickup 11/2


  • Artwork will be juried into the exhibit by 3 prominent local artistic professionals:

Katie Deits, Former Director of Lighthouse Art Center, Debby-Coles-Dobay Public Art Manager, Boynton beach Florida, Angela Yungk Co-Founder and Co-Publisher of Art Hive magazine.

Final Judging and awards by the father of Digital Art, Laurence Gartel who will also be the top host for the Halloween party.





A bunch of crazy fun

Body painting

Costume contests

Donald and Hillary look alike contest






For more details:


Galleria Gilda Offers:

  • Wall space
  • Exhibit space
  • Small studio space for rent
  • Workshops and Classes including painting, drawing, pastel, jewelry, photography, and photography editing programs plus visiting guest from time to time.
  • Once a week socials are also offered in adult coloring and encaustics with all materials supplied including snacks.
  • The group tries to meet every other month to discuss upcoming events and each other’s artwork.
  • Our Motto is to be Dedicated to Developing the Artists of Florida and support the important role art plays in our society
  • Galleria Gilda Gallery, in association with Artists in Florida Organization, have both member and commission work on exhibit along with guest exhibitors.


Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Please visit with our staff and see what Galleria Gilda is all about!

For more information, including class schedules:

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Studio Residents Patt Cavanagh, Susan Nash, Erica Howat, Sandra Kuba And Evan Sahlman Exhibit At Armory Annex

Art works by 2015-2016 Armory Annex Studio Residents Patt Cavanagh, Susan Nash, Erica Howat, Sandra Kuba and Evan Sahlman are on exhibit at the Armory Lake Worth Annex.  The show runs  through May 20, 2016 and deserves a visit!  These Artist Residents were selected through a rigorous process before their actual work began in October.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The Annex Exhibit is Free and Open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays.







1121 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460





Annex Studio Residents’

Collective Exhibition



Now Through May 20, 2016 

1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Annex Gallery Hours:

 Wednesday – Saturday  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Pat Cavanagh   “Opus 70 Round And Round”




Patt Cavanagh works with Acrylic paint and at times with mixed media. The pieces to be exhibited and the Annex Studio Residents’ show is abstract and minimal work inspired by nature and music. Past exhibitions include Small Works at JF Gallery in West Palm Beach FL. 2014, Small Works/Big Art and Vermont Contemporary at Gallery-in-the-Field in Brandon, VT. She has participated in juried and invitational exhibitions in Vermont, New Jersey, Chicago, and San Francisco. Patt was a resident artist at Vermont Studio Center in 1986, 1988, 1991-1995, and 1998. She attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, and State University of New York. Patt is learning to play the piano, likes to write poetry, and has an avid interest in urban design.







Erica Howat “Woven Vessel”




Erica Howat began taking classes and workshops in 2008 to learn fiber art techniques after ending her 30-year restaurant career. Howat started her studio residency at the Annex so she could have a space to experiment with design and technique with a focus of showing her work. Drawn to organic fiber, Howat expresses her attraction to texture and form through tapestry weaving, knotting, and basket making. Materials such as yarn, paper, twine, leather, ribbon, reed and natural flora, rocks, and pods are combined into the pieces. Erica said, “Inspiration from the form, texture, and wildness of certain materials brings about a creative flow to make a piece that emphasizes the unique, natural beauty that grows around us and which may otherwise be taken for granted.”




Sandra Kuba “Les Soeurs”




Sandra Kuba is a fiber and clay artist. She studies clay sculpture, hand building, and fiber art at the Armory Art Center and has traveled extensively to workshops to learn felting techniques. Sandra said, “I love how wool fibers are magically transformed, experimenting with a variety of raw wools and silks, and hand-felting by layering and building with unexpected materials.”






Susan Nash “Seascape 2”





Susan Nash paints landscape, still life, and life-size figures. She has exhibited in numerous galleries, primarily in NYC and the east end of Long Island. Susan earned her B.A. in Art at the University of Bridgeport, CT. She studied at Academia de Belli Arte, Firenze, Italia, Art Students League, New York, NY, and National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, NY. She was a still life prize recipient from the National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, NY. Susan has been featured in The New York Times and Dan’s Paper of Bridgehampton, NY. Susan said, “I am drawn to the luminosity of water and sky, be it at the water’s edge or in my mind’s eye. Both the sea and sky resonate with me in a very personal way.”




Evan Sahlman “Self-portrait”


Evan Sahlman works in paint and ceramic sculpture. He earned his BFA at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He serves as an artist assistant and Annex Coordinator. Evan lives in West Palm Beach with his wife Chelsae Anne who is a portrait photographer. Together “they challenge each other to pursue a life based in and around the fine arts.”







About The Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776 x33.






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