Overview Of NEW Dates For Gallery Exhibits And Calls For Artists Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control-Hurricane Irma

Pardon the inconvenience (Irma), as The Rickie Report shares NEW dates of Exhibits, Gallery presentations and Calls for art.  Many artists have experienced losses of supplies, studios, and artwork due to Irma.  As these artists’ basic needs are being taken care of by other agencies, we would like to suggest other ways to help:  Support the local art scene by showing up for events, by talking to the artists, and by purchasing their art. 

 

NEW  DATES  FOR  EXHIBITS, DEADLINES:

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

 

Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 21    5:30 – 7:30 pm

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/14/lighthouse-artcenter-faculty-ceramics-and-3d-exhibition-opens-2017-18-season/

 

 

 

Art On Park Gallery/ Artists of Palm Beach County

 

 

Opening Reception for Susan Oakes Exhibit:   Friday, September 22   5 to 8  pm

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/07/susan-oakes-is-featured-artist-at-art-on-park-gallery-with-new-images/

 

Deadline for the Portraits Exhibit has been extended to Wednesday, September 27

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/30/art-on-park-gallery-announces-portraits-2017-exhibition-with-call-for-art-and-free-public-reception/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave

 

 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 22   6 – 9 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Artist. Winner gets One Month Exhibit at Gallery!

 

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/11/artist-environmentalist-activist-exhibition-awaits-your-peoples-choice-vote-on-september-15th-at-artisans-on-the-ave/

 

 

Center For Creative Education

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:  Saturday, September 23  6PM

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/23/atb-fine-arts-presents-boys-to-men-iv-at-center-for-creative-education-gallery/

 

 

 

Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women

Opening Meeting!  New members Welcome!

Thursday, October 19, 2017    12:00 Noon

Deadline for reservations: Oct. 11, 2017

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/13/boca-raton-branch-national-league-of-american-pen-women-invite-you-to-october-opening-luncheon/

 

 

 

 

 

Art 4 Apes  Original Art And Photography Exhibit

 

Deadline Extended to October 15th

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/16/eminent-jurors-announced-for-5th-annual-endangered-as-call-for-artists-and-photographers-continues/

 

 

 

 

 

12th Annual Juried Art Fest On The Green 

 

 

Deadline Extended to November 1st for Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/09/12th-annual-art-fest-on-the-green-in-wellington-opens-applications-for-all-media-art-patrons-mark-your-calendars/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Meeting Change, Featuring Deborah Bigeleisen And Call For Artfest 2017

The Wellington Art Society will feature well known artist Deborah Bigeleisen at their October 19, 2016 meeting in the new Wellington Community Center. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!  Deborah’s presentation and an outstanding raffle will complete the evening.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks PLUS specifics about ARTFEST on the Green, which is STILL ACCEPTING APPLICANTS!

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

FEATURES:

DEBORAH BIGELEISEN

October 19th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   Wellington, FL

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Big White Rose”

 

Deborah earned her degree in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and founded her own global print design company in Manhattan. After moving to Florida, she was eager to learn oil painting, “the medium of the Masters”. Early in her career, Deborah was represented by a local gallery where she painted beautiful roses using the techniques of the Dutch masters. Awed by the beauty, complexity and mystery of flowers, she continues to follow her passion.

 

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Energy”

 

 

Deborah’s discovery of fractals, the self-similar properties found within a single object of nature when viewed hundreds of times at different magnifications, has given rise to a whole new shift in her work to colorful abstract paintings. She plays warm hues against cool hues, working with a palette of up to eight colors and achieving an astonishing richness and depth in dark areas and luminosity in the highlights. She focuses on the movement, the energy in her brushwork, the color relationships and applies up to 20 coats of richly layered transparencies to each piece.

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Serpentine”

 

Deborah loves to share her knowledge by conducting International Art Fair tours and as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Palm Beach State College. Her award winning work has been featured on the covers and pages of numerous International art and design publications.  She is a member of  National Association of Women Artists, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Soroptimist International.

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Glacier Bay”

 

 

 

Deborah tells us, “In this short attention span, instant gratification, digitally driven culture we live in, I am asking viewers to put their devices down, to take the time to pause and really look at what is in front of them, look at what is around them, and to see and question more than meets the eye”.

 

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Art  Fest  on  the  Green, 2017

 

 

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The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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.

For more information visit:

WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Deborah LaFogg Docherty, Wildlife/Landscape Artist Featured At ArtServe Exhibition

Deborah LaFogg Docherty, an internationally and nationally renown, award winning wildlife and landscape artist, will be featured at “CATALYST dba…” , an all media exhibition at Art Serve in Ft. Lauderdale. The public is invited to the Exhibit June 4 – 24th and a Meet the Artist Reception on June 9th. For eight years the celebrated DBA…Doing Business as Artist Entrepreneurs exhibitions have showcased a dynamic group of South Florida’s rising artists. The Rickie Report celebrates Deborah’s artwork and shares the details here.

 

 

ArtServe Inc.

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

“Catalyst dab: doing business as…”

 

 

 

Meet the Artist Reception

June 9th     6 – 8 pm

 

 

 

 

Exhibit dates: June 4 – 24, 2016

 

1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

For general inquiries: (954) 462-8190

information@artserve.org

Hours: Monday – Friday 9a-8p | Saturday 10a-6p

 

 

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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, AFC, IAPS/MC, PSA
Wildlife/Landscape Artist

 

 

Deborah loves working in pastels, oils and acrylics. Her paintings have been in various shows, galleries and several museums around the country and have won numerous national and international awards. She has been published in many national and International magazines and newspapers.

 

 

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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, “Bathed In Morning Light”

 

 

LaFogg’s 2015 solo shows included the J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge January through February 2015 and the Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Gallery in the Visitors Center for the month of November 2015.  Her membership affiliations include: Signature member of the Artists for Conservation, the Pastel Society of America, The Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, an elected member of the Audubon Artists, an associate member of the Society of Animal Artists, the Oil Painters of America, member of the International Guild of Realism and the Women Artists of the West.

 

 

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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, “Pink Waters”

 

 

 

About this Exhibit:

For eight years the celebrated DBA…Doing Business as Artist Entrepreneurs exhibitions have showcased a dynamic group of South Florida’s rising artists. All graduates of the Artist as Entrepreneur Institute, DBA artists have put principles learned in the workshop into practice to create their own vehicle for artistic success. This year they present CATALYST, an all-media exhibition highlighting select works from this accomplished group.  Curators of the Exhibit are Michael Harris and Timothy Leistner.

 

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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, “Follow The Leader”

 

 

 

Deborah’s Recent awards:

  • 2016 2nd Place at the Delray Affair Art and Craft Festival, Delray Beach FL
  • 2016 Award of Merit National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society On-Line International Exhibit
  • Second place in the Delray Art Societies Autumn show, November 2015.
  • Merit Award in the St. Augustine Nature and Wildlife Art Show July 2015
  • Second place in the Beaux-Arts Réaliste Pastel International Online Pastel Competition 2015
  • First Place, Artfest on the Green, Wellington, FL January 2015
  • 2015 Finalist in the Art Renewal Salon Center for the Arts in Wildlife/Animal Category
  • Two Honorable Mentions in the Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, printed in the April 2015 issue.

 

Recent shows:

  • 2016 100 Years of the National Park Service exhibition at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell Mass.
  • 2016 Twenty-Sixth International Exhibition on Animals in Art, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, LA
  • 2016 ‘Wild’ Show at the Cornel Art Museum by the Palm Beach Plein Air Artist.

 

 

Please view Deborah’s website upcoming events/Shows/demos/workshops and pastel classes.

 

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty, AFC, IAPS/MC, PSA
Wildlife/Landscape Artist
www.lafogg.com

 

 

 

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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

Wellington Art Society Announces Presentation At Monthly Meeting, City Hall Exhibit, Art Scholarship Applications And Call For Art Teachers

The Wellington Art Society is offering numerous opportunities to get involved in the art scene!  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks of Pop Artist Nicole Galluccio, Featured Speaker at the February 10th Meeting,  The City Hall Exhibit Featuring artists From WAS,  a Call For Instructors for the Wellington Community Center and information about applying for the WAS Art Scholarships.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

 

FEATURES:

 

POP ARTIST, NICOLE GALLUCCIO

Wednesday, February 10th

6:30 pm

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local pop artist Nicole Gallucci at their February 10, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Art Center, 420 State Road 7, Suite 118. Meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The main attraction will be a demonstration by Nicole Gallucci with a wonderful raffle to end the evening.

 

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“Palm Beach” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

Nicole has been painting and creating her pop art in South Florida for 20 years. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University and began creating her own unique style. Her paintings combine 60s mod fashion and style, comic, music and media tabloids and spinning them into a visual explosion of color against a black and white paper collage background.

 

 

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“Internal Gray Reboot” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

She has always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines and the exploitation of celebrities and contrasts it with something beautiful in nature: something vibrant and inviting vs. dark and absurd. She often includes headlines and wording that exemplify her emotions as related to that experience. Nicole is constantly evolving and continues to experiment with her technique, beginning to use imagery from other sources, including old children’s books and vintage Life magazines.

 

 

 

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“Falling” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

Nicole has exhibited at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum Annual Pop Up Art Exhibition ( part of Art Synergy ARTWEEK in conjunction with ArtPalmBeach), Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild and several other local galleries. Her most recent pieces shown at Continuum 2016 depict the emotions we feel when falling in love, “Falling In” and further experiencing a deeper connection, “Falling Deeper”.

 

 

Wellington City Hall Gallery

 

Free, Public Reception 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5:30 – 7 PM

Meet the artists

 

Wellington City Hall

 

12300 Forest Hill Blvd.     Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 791-4000
7:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday – Thursday

 

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Members of WAS will showcase their latest exciting exhibition in the beautiful gallery at Wellington City Hall. There are fourteen participating artists showcasing 36 outstanding works, including photography,watercolor and oils/acrylic canvases, and featuring a wonderful sculpture by Simon Cherkassi.
This is a fun and unique way to end your day and enjoy refreshments, network with other artists and art lovers, a chance to win a door prize and view first class original art. Many of the artists will be present to discuss their art so come alone or bring a friend and support our local artist community!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is currently accepting applications for several $1,000 art scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. The scholarships are available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4 year institution. On line application information has been sent to all art teachers and guidance counselors at each school or apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

 

 

Criteria for the scholarship is as follows:

 

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0
  • Complete at least three art classes.
  •  An artist statement and career goals along
  • 6 jpeg photographs of their art work.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • An unofficial transcript of the student.

Apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2016

 

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market solo art exhibits help support the scholarship fund.

 

 

Wellington Seeks Talented Instructors

For New Community Center

 

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The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th 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.

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

When “Local” Has “International” Caliber: Expectations Exceed at 7th ArtFest on the Green in Wellington

Why should you go to a local art fair?   The Rickie Report uses the term “local artists” because many of the creative folks we profile live in our area. We understand that some people prefer “museum quality” art. So, we are compelled to ask where those artists whose work is now in museums began showing and selling?   Palm Beach County residents and visitors are blessed with an abundance of great artists.  The Wellington Art Society (WAS) exceeds expectations when it comes to their 7th Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Fair this year!  Give your self enough time to immerse yourself in this creative venture.  You’ll be amazed at what you find locally…

 

 7th Annual ArtFest on the Green

 

Saturday January 5th   8:00 – 5:00  

Sunday January 6th     10:00 – 5:00

Wellington Amphitheater

Free Admission and Parking

 

The Wellington Art Society is excited and proud to announce this year’s juried art show to be held January 5th and 6th at the Wellington Amphitheatre. The show, which was previously called the Fall Fling, expanded to include artists from around the state and has been renamed ArtFest on the Green.

 

The response for booth space was enormous and the 40 plus artists participating have been juried in.  The works include glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, painting and ceramics.

This is also the first year that prize money will be awarded with the judging being done by two well-known professionals in the art world, Jamnea Finlayson owner of JF Gallery in West Palm Beach and Ted Matz, accomplished artist and art instructor.  $1500 in prizes will be awarded.

 

Additionally, art students from Palm Beach County schools will be exhibiting in the student exhibit with ribbons awarded to elementary, middle and high school students. Along with the youth art exhibit will be art activities for children to participate in.

 

The fun-filled weekend will also have a full schedule of live music on stage and food vendors, including BBQ chicken and pork, seafood, conch salad and much more. On Saturday, the ArtFest will open early so that visitors will be able to enjoy the Wellington Green Market and all that it has to offer.

 

The event hours are Saturday, January 5 from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, January 6 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The ArtFest is free to the public and ample parking is available.  The location is the Wellington Amphitheater next to Wellington Town Hall at 12100 West Forest Hill Boulevard. For questions, visitwww.wellingtonartsocietyblogspot.org or call Adrianne Hetherington at 561-301-4498 or Ilene Adams at 561.346.0172.

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to all Palm Beach County artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. Membership forms are online or at monthly meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month at the Wellington Community Center.

 

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in the western communities.

 

For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com  or call W.A.S. President Tony Baker  at 561-722-3657.

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Sun Metal Jewelry Brings Lightweight Earrings to Everyone

 The Rickie Report has found a jewelry manufacturer who makes lightweight metal earrings which are not only fashionable but fun to wear.  Diana and Ted Damiano of Sun Metal Jewelry  make it hard to choose a pair with such a vast inventory. Each piece is hand made by this husband and wife team.  They will be at Wellington Art Society’s Annual ArtFest Fine Art and Fine Craft Show January 5th and 6th. 

Diana and Ted Damiano design and handcraft fun, lightweight and beautiful metal earrings and pendants.  She tells us, “We scour vintage shops, catalogs, and bead shows for metal pieces we can use in our designs.” Speaking with Diana is truly inspiring.   Her sunny disposition must be the reason for the name of their business!  

 

 

Their inventory is vast!  Diana  tells us, “Because we are always finding new metals, we are constantly dreaming up new styles!”

She goes on to share, “The ear wires are surgical steel but by using plated metals, we can sell the earrings at a reasonable price. This way other earring lovers can afford to join us in our personal mission to have 365 different designs – one for every day of the year!”  We want to join in her mission, too!!

What if you don’t see anything you like?  Ted and Diana bring all their metal pieces to each show they attend – so earrings and pendants can be customized for each client.  “When a client invents a new style, we name it after them on our website!”, she says.

 

Earrings and Pendant Set

 

Far from keeping this couple home bound while producing, Diana states, “We participate in Arts and Crafts shows over 40 weekends per year!  Our permanent home is in Palm Bay, Florida so we attend shows all over Florida during the winter and then travel out west (Washington, Oregon, California and Colorado) during the summer.”

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Ted and Diana will be at the Wellington Art Society’s juried ArtFest on the Green in Wellington  January 5 & 6  and at the Royal Palm Art & Music Festival March 9 & 10.   Contact Sun Metal Jewelry by email: sunmetaljewelry@gmail.com , www.facebook.com/SunMetalJewelry, or www.SunMetalJewelry.com

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Welcomes Elayna Toby Singer to Meeting

The Rickie Report hopes you will bring your friends and neighbors to this month’s Wellington Art Society meeting.  Elayna Toby Singer will be speaking and showing a presentation about Art in Public Spaces.   We have seen her present before and highly recommend you attend.  You will gain a better understanding of how art pieces are chosen, why, and how they are paid for.  This is government working at its best as a partner with the arts.

Wellington Art Society announces its monthly Membership Meeting featuring a presentation by Elayna Toby Singer.

 Wednesday, October 10th

in the Grand Cypress room

at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd Wellington,FL

 Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30pm and there will a raffle that is open to all attendees.

 

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The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with a presentation at 7:30 by Elayna Toby Singer, of Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places. She will be speaking about the program and how to apply to Calls to Artists.  

The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program is managed by the Facilities Development and Operations Department of Palm Beach County.  The mission of the program is to provide art that compliments public buildings, parks and plazas; creates a sense of place and enhances community identity; improves the design quality of public infrastructure; and contributes to the missions of the county departments where projects are sited.

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  • Provides administrative and technical support to The Palm Beach County Public Art Committee.
  • Manages the installation of all artwork in and on County property.
  • Administers the Palm Beach County Artists’ Registry.
  • Expands the traditional definitions of art and broadens understanding of public art benefits through community education

 

This year, WAS will also present ArtFest on the Green, a 2-day event with artist and vendors from around the county.  The event will be held January 5 and 6, 2013 at the Wellington Amphitheater.  More information and applications are available at wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available at the Open House if you would like to become a member.

 

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in the western communities.  For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org, wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com  or call Ilene Adams  at 561-346.0172.


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