C3 Contemporary Curators Kara Walker Tomé, Lisa Rockford And Leah Brown Introduce New Installation Art At FAT Village. Enjoy Panel Discussion, Viewings And Performance Art

C3 curators, Kara Walker Tomé, Lisa Rockford, and Leah Brown invite the public to a new collective of art, located at the Projects at FAT Village in Ft. Lauderdale.  Several artists including Donna Haynes, TD Gillespie, AdrienneRose Gionta, and Luke Jenkins will talk about their pieces. Roberto Rafael Navarrete will perform inside his installation and answer questions afterward.  Stop by on Sunday, February 17, Saturday, February 23, and Saturday, March 30.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.






Free   and   Open   To   The   Public:

Panel discussion:

February 17, 2019    4:00 pm

“Inhabited” at FATVillage Artwalks:

Saturday,  February  23, 6-10pm

Saturday,  March 30, 6-10pm

The Projects at FAT Village

523 NW 1st Ave.     Fort Lauderdale, FL

Martin Casuso “A Biscayne Boy Fort”




The Panel Discussion on February 17, will bring the three core members of C3 together to discuss the formation of the group. Kara Walker Tomé will talk about why she was motivated to start the collective and Leah Brown and Lisa Rockford will talk about why they agreed to be a part of it.  The three will also discuss their collective’s mission and goals.



“Inhabited” is an exhibition in which 16 artists will explore the concept of a dwelling by creating structural forms that a body or an idea can reside within. The Projects Space will be transformed into a temporary village that becomes an interactive environment, challenging boundaries both physical and psychological.



Mumbi O’Brien’s  “Orange”  character in an interactive performance with a viewer


Several artists exhibiting in “Inhabited” will talk about their pieces, including Donna Haynes, TD Gillespie, AdrienneRose Gionta and Luke Jenkins. Artist Roberto Rafael Navarrete will perform inside his installation Conception and answer questions afterward.


AdrienneRose Gionta “90 Hours in a Tinyish Luxury BBW Lyfe”



Curated by Leah Brown, Lisa Rockford, Kara Walker Tomé

Participating Artists:
Michael Bauman
Kelly Boehmer
Laura Bustamante
Martin Casuso
Tricia Cooke
Vanessa Diaz
TD Gillespie
Adrienne Rose Gionta
Donna Haynes
Luke Jenkins
Anna Kell
Anja Marais
Laura Marsh
Roberto Rafael Navarrete
Mumbi O’Brien
Kerry Phillips

Roberto Rafael Navarrete “Conception”





C3 Collective mission: To collaborate with like-minded curators to create innovative contemporary art exhibitions and programming that engage and challenge audiences with new approaches to art making and curation. With members representing the South Florida counties of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami, we are conduits that create exchange between artists and the public through projects that connect communities. C3 functions within the context of current movements, theories and critical dialogue of the national and international contemporary art world.

For more information:

C3 Contemporary Curators Collective Facebook page:


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The Behind-The-Scenes Story of “The Midwives” Painting By Carla Golembe

Imagine our delight and surprise when reading Hadassah Magazine and seeing a painting that looked familiar!  Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report interviews Carla Golembe, to share the behind-the-scenes story of how her painting, “The Midwives” was published.  Carla teaches at Old School Square in Delray Beach and at the Boca Museum School of Art, focusing on nurturing her students to express what they feel.  Her acrylic paintings and limited editions are sold internationally. The Rickie Report shares the story and some sneak peeks of her other works of art here.



C  A  R  L  A        G  O  L  E  M  B  E  






“The Midwives” by Carla Golembe


Carla Golembe tells The Rickie Report, “We live on an increasingly small planet in dangerous times. The state of our world is impossible to ignore. As humans we straddle the river of our potential with one foot on each bank. Our capacity for love and compassion is equaled by our ability to turn our backs on one another and by the biases and hatreds that people have harbored since the beginning of time”.  


She says, “And yet I continue to paint beauty, joy, connection and harmony. My paintings are human and universal, multicultural and cross cultural. My intention is to create a visual haven that encourages viewers to enter my domain, dwell in beauty, rejoice in color and breathe. The figures emanate wonder and mystery. The work is evocative rather than descriptive. My interest as an artist lies in expressing how something feels rather than what it looks like. As my subject matter expands to include both my inner vision and the outer world, I find myself painting about inclusiveness and caring for the earth. I am painting hope. This is my authentic personal expression and my purpose as a painter. The world of my paintings is not “realism” but perhaps it’s “magic realism”. It’s the reality of what makes my life worth living, what makes us human and what I want to bring into the world”.



“Mantras II” by Carla Golembe



Carla’s paintings are the product of her dreams and experiences. They speak of hope and love, of mystery and delight. Her work expresses the harmony between individuals, between people and animals, people and nature, within a person’s soul. They are colorful and sensual, reflecting the tropical beauty of her home and travels. “The full spectrum of positive emotion echoes through my work. Although the pieces express an optimistic attitude they are not naïve, rather they come from an understanding that pain and anxiety are part of life but joy is a more desirable place to dwell. Although my compositions are designed and defined sometimes there is no gravity in my visual world. The figures often inhabit ambiguous spaces, places where earth, sky and water flow into one another and where light and darkness merge. They are frequently caught in a moment of being or becoming, for it is in that moment that all dreams are possible”.



“For All ll” by Carla Golembe



Color brings life to Carla’s imagery, as she works in acrylic, building layer upon layer of color. With this layering technique she is able to achieve a simple but complex depth. The process is always unfolding, always revealing more. Strong color, shape and composition give impact to the imagery. Her influences come from both traditional Western art and folk art. The result is a blend and balance that is her own unique style.


TRR:  Tell us how “The midwives” painting came to be published in Hadassah Magazine


Back in the early 80’s I was showing my work at Kolbo Fine Judaica in Brookline, MA. I’d been showing there since 1979 and still exhibit paintings there now. In the 80’s I was primarily working in monotype. I had created a piece with a calligraphic border depicting Shifra and Puah, the midwives who saved the male Jewish babies who Pharoah had decreed must be put to death. It was hanging in Kolbo’s window.





MANA (Midwives Alliance of North America) was having a national conference in Brookline and one of the attendees saw the Midwives piece when she was walking by Kolbo. She contacted me about it, to ask if MANA could make a poster from it, but it had already sold. We came to an agreement; I would create a new piece that MANA could use for the poster, charge them a low fee for usage rights and, in return, once poster sales profit exceeded my fee they’d pay me a small percentage of the sales. I would keep the piece. The arrangement worked well.


A number of months later MANA asked me about the original that I’d created for the poster. They wanted to honor a midwife who was 85 or 90 years old and had delivered hundreds of babies in the Arizona Territory before Arizona was a state. They wanted to give her the piece but they didn’t have much money to spend. I felt privileged that they would want to honor her with my artwork and clearly, right thing to do was to donate the piece to give to this woman and that’s what I did. I think that was a good karmic moment. You give and you receive. Sales of the poster (and later the T- shirt) were strong for almost 30 years and every 6 months or a year I’d get a little royalty check as well as notes and emails about how much the poster meant to midwives all over the country.


The image had been taken from a slide and eventually the slide was lost and no one could find the image which had deteriorated over time anyway and so, as of a few years ago, there were no more posters or shirts available. But I’d still occasionally get inquiries about it because someone had seen a poster or a t shirt. My response was always to explain that as far as I knew they were not in circulation but that I would be happy to create an original based on that piece although, of course, it would be different. Every piece is an original and I was now working in acrylic rather than monotype.


Last summer I was contacted by Steve Calvin of the Minnesota Birth Center about the poster which he had seen while visiting the Breath of Life Birthing Center in Largo, FL. He commissioned a painting based on the poster. It was really enjoyable revisiting the theme over 30 years later in a different medium and a pleasure working with Steve. He was very happy with the painting which graces the walls of the Birth Center. Then, last winter, I was contacted by Hadassah Magazine about the old poster. They were planning to publish an article on midwives in their March issue and had seen the original poster image. Could they have permission to use it to illustrate the article? I explained that there were no images of the original poster (I had no files and the slide was gone) but that I’d created a new piece for the Minnesota Birth Center and I would contact them to see if it was ok for the magazine to use it.


The Birth Center was very gracious and said it was fine with them and that’s how the image came to be used in the magazine, though Hadassah chose not to include the border with the calligraphy.  I am selling prints, t shirts, coffee mugs etc with the image of the new painting through Fine Art America. The request made by the Minnesota Birth Center was that I donate a percentage of my profits from sales of the image to the Breath of Life Birthing Center in Largo, FL. I am happy to do so. So the good karma and love from this piece continues.


“Dragonfly Days” by Carla Golembe

TRR:  Your background as an illustrator and artist is so full. Please tell us more.



Carla Golembe is an award winning artist, illustrator, author and teacher. Her work is shown at galleries throughout the United States. Collections include Hyatt Corp, Pan Pacific Hotels, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), Boston Public Library, University College of University of Maryland, Montgomery County MD Art in Public Places and others. She has received artist residencies from the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA; Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic and Kalani Honua in Hawaii. As an artist in residence in these places she presented her work to the community by giving talks, demonstrations and exhibitions.  Carla’s paintings are represented by Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, Kolbo Fine Judaica, Brookline, MA, and Gallery Galleon, Vieques, Puerto Rico.



“The Princess And The Queen” by Carla Golembe



Carla’s children’s books are numerous and have sold internationally.  Her other illustration work includes greeting cards, fine illustration stock images for Artville/Getty Images and Imagezoo, educational and medical projects for children and magazine work. She has received awards for her children’s books from the New York Times, Parent’s Choice, The American Folklore Society and PMA, the Independent Book Publisher’s Association as well as others.


“Submerged” by Carla Golembe



Carla has taught fine art and illustration courses at Maryland College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Lighthouse Center for the Arts. She worked with elementary school children teaching them to write and illustrate picture books and fold books through the Center for Creative Education and the Milagro Center. She presently teaches painting at Old School Square in Delray Beach and the Art School of the Boca Museum of Art . She has been doing presentations and workshops for children, teens and adults in schools, libraries, museums and other community based venues for over 25 years. Carla has been an artist for five Animals on Parade Public Art Projects including Washington DC’s Party Animals and Pandamania, Ocean City Maryland’s OC Beach Birds, Prince George’s County, Maryland’s Birds-I-View and Palm Beach County’s Wild Things.


For more information about Carla’s artwork, classes, workshops: 

Please contact carlagolembe@gmail.com



Carla’s website: www.carlagolembe.com




Here are more links:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-midwives-carla-golembe.html  Prints available of many sold and unsold paintings through Fine Art America

http://fineartamerica.com/artists/carla+golembe/paintings  All are original acrylics on canvas. Most paintings available for purchase.

Cove Gallery http://www.covegallery.com
Gallery Galleon http://www.gallerygalleon.com/carla_golembe.php#worx
Bess Press http://besspress.com/products/product/1859.html
Image Zoo http://www.imagezoo.com/results.asp?lstfotogs=CGO
Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=carla+golembe





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Armory Art Center 2nd Biennial “Artists Of Art Salon” Exhibition Opening Reception December 15th And Artist Lecture January 6

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers.  The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with international, nationally and locally based artists.  Celebrate the  2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition, featuring “Influential South Florida Artists”. The show exhibits the work of 57 artists who had spoken at Art Salons since their inception in 2015!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, December 15th and a Closing Reception on January 6th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggest you give yourself a treat during this hectic time. Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!



811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org



2nd Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition:

“Influential South Florida Artists”



Opening Reception:

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

*Members free, $5 for non-members

Closing Reception and Artist Talks:

Saturday, January 6, 2018 |4:00 – 6:00 pm

* No admission fee

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

Duane Brant Red Cube Crockery Installation




From now through January 6, 2018, the Armory will host the 2nd Biennial of “Artists of Art Salon” curated by Elle Schorr, founder and organizer of Art Salons at the Armory. This exhibition features trends and ideas in contemporary art as seen through the eyes of some of South Florida’s most influential artists, all of whom have given presentations at Elle Schorr’s Art Salons at the Armory Art Center over the past two years. The works, created by twenty-one locally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists will fill the Armory’s Montgomery Hall. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, fiber works, mixed media, videos, and installations will be included in the exhibition to address a wide range of social, cultural, and aesthetic concerns.



Sri Prabha “The Light That Brings Hope”, detail



Art Salons at the Armory have been contributing to the understanding of contemporary art practices in South Florida since April, 2012. Presentations have been given by artists about their own work, about the work of well-known artists who influenced them, and about professional artist development. The first Artists of Art Salon exhibition was in 2015 at the Armory. The show exhibited the work of fifty-seven artists who had spoken at Art Salons.


Kerry Phillips “Table & Yarn”



Elle Schorr said, “I am thrilled to be curating a 2nd exhibition of artists who have spoken at Art Salons. They have collectively become a “Who’s Who” of influential contemporary artists in South Florida. Many are on the faculties at South Florida universities, colleges, and high schools. Many are winners of the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Awards and have exhibited locally, often nationally, and internationally. The work they show to be representative of trends in contemporary conceptual practice, including work using a wide array of materials, techniques, and technologies.”


Elle Schorr “Regatta in Boho”



List of Exhibiting Artists by County




Amy Broderick – Drawing and Photography

Nazare Feliciano – Ceramics
http://nazarefeliciano.com  felicianonazare@gmail.com

Sarah Knouse – Fiber Sculptures

Allison Kotzig Embroidery, Video, Found Natural and Human–Made Objects

Dorotha Grace Lemeh – Photography, Video, and Found Objects
dglemeh@gmail.com   dlemeh@fau.edu

JoAnn Nava – Contemporary Folk Painting and Sculpture

Terre Rybovich – Charcoal Drawing

Elle Schorr – Photographic Installation

Sandra Schulman – Book, DVD, and Magazine

Leora Stewart – Fiber Installation

Vicki Siegel – Mixed Media

Mark Walnock – Ceramics

Stephen Futej – Ceramics and Glass



Pip Brant – Tapestry, Collaborative Sculpture with Duane Brant
brantp@fiu.edu    brantpip@gmail.com

Duane Brant – Ceramics, Collaborative Sculpture with Pip Brant

Silvia Lizama – Hand-Colored Photography

Sri Prabha – Video Installation and Photography




Juan “Erman” Gonzales – Fiber, Cut Paper, and Mixed Media

T. J. Ahearn (Jane Hart) – Collages on Vintage Record Albums

Randy Burman – Chair Sculptures, Signs on Stanchions

Kerry Phillips – Found Object Installation



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, 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 more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776



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Continuum 2018 Announces Save The Dates For Art Exhibit, Artist Talks, And An Extended Deadline For Venetian Masks

The Curators of Continuum 2018 announce an extension for designing your Venetian Masks, as you SAVE the DATES for numerous events during ArtPalmBeach 2018/Art Synergy.  From a VIP Gala Opening, Artist Talks, Brunch with Creatives, Live Music and Entertainment, Meet the Young Masters, to a Quarter Auction, Continuum 2018 has something for everyone!  The Rickie Report shares the details, so get out your Calendars: January 17 – 26, 2018 will be the most creatively entertaining time in West Palm Beach!  Talent Joe has a Call for Performance Artists to participate in Continuum. This article is filled with opportunities! Kudos to your 5th Anniversary!


We have extended the deadline for call for designing the mask until Dec 23rd! http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/call-to-artist-venetian-mask.html


Save THESE Dates:

Wednesday, January 17 ArtPalmBeach VIP Night

Thursday, January 18 V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask
Fundraiser Gala (Charity: Spady Cultural Heritage Museum)

Friday, January 19 Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

Saturday, January 20 Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Sunday, January 21 Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

Tuesday, January 23 Artists Lunch & Lecture

Wednesday, January 24 Sponsor this night for a private party!

Thursday, January 25 Quarter Auction Fundraiser

Friday, January 26 Live Music and Entertainment

Saturday, January 27 Body painting and Melange Fashion show


Talent Joe is hosting another casting call for opening night. http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/2017/11/casting-call-for-opening-night.html

Deadline for advertising in the catalog is Dec 2 http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/advertise-with-us-in-our-souvenir-book.html

Young Masters Fund still needs funding http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/continuum-wpb-arts-is-proud-to-bestow.html

Our Sponsor packet is officially live http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/become-sponsor.html





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Vicki Siegel Unveils New Works For Delray’s Artists Alley Art Walk, Announces Exhibits, Classes And Workshops

Vicki Siegel invites the public to visit her new studio and exhibit space  in Delray Beach in Artist Alley the first Friday of the each month beginning Oct. 6 and continuing Nov. 3, December 1 and into the New Year. Vicki is sharing this new space with two other artists; Brenda Gordon and Magnus Sebastian (Gordon & Magnus Gallery).  In addition, Vicki will be offering classes and workshops, combining photography and painting together.  The Rickie Report gives you all of the details, links to sign up and some sneak peeks!

“See” by Vicki Siegel







354 4th Ave.  Delray Beach, FL

Vicki Siegel invites the public to visit her new studio and exhibit space at 354 4th Ave. in Delray Beach in Artist Alley the first Friday of the each month beginning Oct. 6 and continuing Nov. 3, December 1 and into the New Year. Vicki is sharing this new space with two other artists; Brenda Gordon and Magnus Sebastian (Gordon & Magnus Gallery).




Vicki Siegel’s work combines painting and photography together. She creates images that unite her fascination with the world around her with the physicality of paint. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. The photographers gaze allows her to observe and archive reality, while the paint flows from her subconscious to her brush in marks that are uniquely her own.  Siegel says, “In my work I ask the viewer to engage by comparing what is photographic and what is paint, but also what is personal and what is universal”. In the narrative it is her hope that they see her vision of how strange and wonderful life is, and how beautiful nature is and the necessity of preserving it.



“Share” by Vicki Siegel


ONGOING CLASS:  Exploring Painting, Tues. 1:00-4:00     

Old School Square, School of Creative Arts, 51 N. Swinton Delray Beach
This class is for intermediate to advanced students, oil and acrylic preferred.  See the catalog for a description.
LINK:  http://tinyurl.com/ExploringPainting


Exploring Acrylics   Tues. 1:30-4:30 beginning October 31, 2017

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach,FL
To register visit armoryart.org or call the registrar 561 832-1776


Mixed Media Mondays in the studio!  Second Monday of the month 9:00 am- Noon

Each week is a mini workshop exploring a new mixed media painting skill. Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator and can introduce you to many new techniques. All materials are provided. $80 per class. You can choose the workshop you want to take or sign up for them all. Payment is required at time of registration as class size is limited. Contact Vicki at vickisiegelart@gmail.com to register.


October 9: Gelli™ plate printing and collage.
Nov 9: Painting on grounds (gels and pastes), adding textures, editing with opaque and translucent paints, using fluid paints.
Dec. 11: Reductive painting with Golden Open Paints. Learn how to paint by removing the paint and revealing the underlayers. Really fun and creative.
Jan. 8: Color, color, color. If you are having trouble understanding how to mix paint, how to use triads etc. this workshop is for you!
Feb 12: High Flow Paints over grounds and on water color paper. Magic happens here!
March 12: Tissue paper skins, iridescent and fluid paints that you can use as collage elements or paint on top of them.
April 9: Words, phrases and marks using QoR watercolor.
May 14: Image transfer and paint on Plexiglass.



“Think” by Vicki Siegel






Armory Art Center Group Show:  “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, FL

Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 2017

Closing Reception/Artist Talks:  Saturday, Jan.6, 2018

Exhibition runs from Friday December 8th, 2017  through Saturday, January 6th, 2018



Cornell Museum of Art

 51 N. Swinton Ave.  Delray Beach, FL  

Vicki Siegel will be the Featured Artist for the Month of January

 Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 2018   6 – 8 pm

  Artist Talk: Thursday, January 25, 2018  6:00 pm

 “Reflect” by Vicki Siegel








Friday/Saturday December 15 -16, 2017
9:30 am – 4:30 pm     Cost: $315
Armory Art Center,  811 Park Place  West Palm Beach
It’s all about the paint! You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces.
To register visit armoryart.org or call the registrar 561 832-1776


MASTERING ACRYLIC PAINT: Color, Mediums and Photographic Images

 2-Day Workshop

Friday/Saturday March 23 -24, 2018
9:30 am – 4:30 pm    Cost: $315
Armory Art Center,   811 Park Place  West Palm Beach
Learn to use gels, pastes and mediums. Work with transferring printed images into wet acrylic materials and create paintings loaded with color, texture, and patterns.




Learn exciting new ways to layer acrylics to create rich and complex surfaces.
February 9 & 10, 2018
9:30 am – 4:00 pm, Fee: $315
Old School Square,  51 N. Swinton Street  Delray Beach



“Peacock” by Brenda Gordon



“Penny”  by Magnus Sebastian




For more information about these exhibitions, events, classes or workshops:

Vicki Siegel





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“Art Of Association” Is A Feast For The Eyes At Lighthouse ArtCenter In Tequesta

Art Associations from Boca Raton to Vero Beach are participating in this refreshing exhibition at the Lighthouse Art Center, which fosters cross pollination of ideas and practices with 2D and 3D media from fiber arts to fused glass. Let your imagination soar as you view the 6th Annual “Art Of Association” through August 11.  Stop by for the next two Thursday Receptions, July 21 and August 11.  Fast moving presentations will be offered by Pecha Cucha and other representatives of the participating associations.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, with some photos of the award winners and guests. Open to the public, this is an opportunity for everyone to meet representatives of the various associations – is there a new art-related networking organization for you?



373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 

(561) 746-3101


Museum Hours:

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

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.





Artists’ Talks:

3rd Thursday, July 21

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Closing Reception & Season Preview:

2nd Thursday, August 11

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.



Cost to view exhibition: Members free; $5 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday admission is free.

As part of the National Blue Star Museum initiative, admission is free through September 5, 2016 to active military and their families with valid military I.D.

Exhibition runs through August 11, 2016




This collaborative exhibition features over 100 talented artists from 16 art associations located in Palm Beach and Martin counties.

• Lighthouse Camera Club
• North County Art Association
• Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association
• Plein Air Palm Beach
• Port St. Lucie Art League
• South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild
• Wellington Art Society
• Women in the Visual Arts
• Art Associates of Martin County
• Artists in Florida
• Fabric and Florals by Choice
• Florida Artists Group
• Studio Art Quilt Association
• Jensen Beach Art League
• Lake Worth Art League
• Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild






It’s a feast for the eyes as the best work by artists of sixteen art associations, from Miami to Vero Beach, is on display at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. The work was juried and judged, resulting in twenty-two awards presented at the 6th Annual Art of Association exhibition opening reception at the ArtCenter in Tequesta.



LACArtofassociation2016Roehl Acosta, BOS Florida Wave, WAS Janeen and Nancy 300 dpi

Roehl Acosta, Best Of Show, ” Florida Wave”

Wellington Art Society with Janeen Mason and Nancy Politsch from LAC


Curator Janeen Mason, announced the winners to the capacity crowd that took place at the June 3rd Thursday event and Executive Director, Nancy Politsch presented the awards. Jane Davis Doggett, 2016 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Jennifer Elser, CEO of the Elliott Museum and Nancy Politsch, served as the judges.  




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First Place: Watercolor, by Carmen Lagos, “Natures Way of Weaving” (left), “Brisa y Mar #2” (middle), “Hidden Universe #4” (right)





Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Art of Association, which showcases 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists. Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artists in Florida, Fabric and Florals by Choice, Jensen Beach Art League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Lighthouse Camera Club, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7 and Pod 8, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts.


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A reception guest inspecting 2nd place winner Laurie Snow Hein’s “The Hunters Paradise”

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography, ceramic sculptures and glass work to fiber art,” said Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”




LACArtofAssociation2016Guests under the work of Gustavo Castillio 300 dpi

Reception guests under the acrylic painting titled “Going Home” by Gustavo Castillio





Winners include:


BEST OF SHOW: Roehl Acosta, Wellington Art Society, Title: Florida Wave

• 1st Place: Nancy Politsch, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Glass, Title: Silver Glow
• 2nd Place: Bill Jones, North County Art Associates, Turned wooden bowl with inlaid turquoise, Title: Southwest Trails
• 3rd Place: Carolyn Austin, North County Art Associates, Hand-Blown Glass, Title: Purple Haze
• 1st Place: Barbara Watler, Studio Art Quilting Association Pod 7, Quilted Applique, Title: Vibrations
• 2nd Place: Cindy Bartosek, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Eco Print on Silk, Title: Natural Impressions
• 3rd Place: Ellen Anderman, SAQA Pod 8, Quilted Applique, Title: Color My World
• Honorable Mention: Malle Whitaker, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, Reed and natural materials on stoneware base, Title: Rebirth
• 1st Place: Karen Angstadt, Jensen Beach Art League, Ink on Fiber, Title: Puppy Love
• 2nd Place: Lorrie Williamson, Florida Artists Group, Mixed Media, Title: Passion for Life
• 1st Place: Tonya Witzel, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Oil on Canvas, Title: Portico Reflections
• 2nd Place: Laurie Snow Hein, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Hunter’s Paradise
• 3rd place: Kris Davis, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Oil on Canvas, Title: Rhythm
• Honorable Mention: Susan Greeley, Women in the Visual Arts, Acrylic on Canvas, Title: Kingston Road Market
• 1st Place: Carmen Lagos, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title: Nature’s Way of Weaving
• 2nd Place: Gustavo Castillio, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Watercolor, Title: Sweetwater for Sale
• 3rd Place: Lynn Morgan, Florida Artists Group, Pastel on Paper, Title: Heaven and Earth
• Honorable Mention: Kathryn Adele Schumacher, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist Guild, Title: Elephant Walk
• 1st Place: Barry Schein, Artists in Florida, Photography, Title: Masai One
• 2nd Place: Don Lacy, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title: December Morning
• 3rd Place: Debbie Rubin, Women in the Visual Arts, Photography, Title: The Barbershop
• Hon Mention: Judy Norton, Lighthouse Camera Club, Photography, Title: Red Dragonfly




The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information please call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.




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Artists-In-Residence Talks And Closing Reception At Armory Art Center Annex In Lake Worth

The Armory Art Center’s Artists-in-Residence 
Artists’ Talks and Closing Reception 
take place on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Armory Annex in Lake Worth, FL.  The work exhibited was produced by 2015-2016 Artists-in-Residence during their eight-month tenure. Meet the artists: Isabel Gouveia, Izel Vargas, Nolan Baumgartner, Chad Steve and Tristyn Bustamante. 

Come and celebrate the closing of the 2015-2016 Armory Art Center Artists-in-Residence exhibition and learn about the processes and ideas behind each artist’s endeavors. Liza Niles, Armory Art Center Director of Education and Exhibitions, said, “This is one of the best shows I have seen in South Florida. You don’t want to miss it!” The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks and details.





Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460





Artists’ Talks and Closing  Reception:



Isabel Gouveia

Izel Vargas

Nolan Baumgartner

Chad Steve

Tristyn Bustamante 




Friday, April 15, 2016

6:00-8:00 pm

Artists’ talks begin at 7:00 pm


Wine and lite bites will be served

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm







Chad Steve with “Birdie”

Chad R. Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009 he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa where he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician.




Tristyn Bustamante With Sculptures


Tristyn Bustamante has spent much of her life in Arizona sculpting with clay. She holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from Arizona State University. Bustamante has attended residencies and workshops in places such as at the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.





Isabel Gouveia Art Installation 


Isabel Gouveia has a background in painting, printmaking, and new media. She was born and raised in Brazil and currently lives in Lake Worth, FL. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from the Arts Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, and has an MFA in Visual Arts from FAU.



Nolan Baumgartner, Vessel


Nolan Baumgartner received his BFA from the University of Utah in 2001 and his MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Art Academy in 2004. A Utah native, he is a practicing studio potter and shows in local and national exhibitions.





Izel Vargas with his Artwork


Izel Vargas is a South Florida based mixed media artist originally from Alamo, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. Raised in the U.S./Mexico borderlands, Vargas cites his upbringing as playing a vital role in his approach to making art. As an educator, Vargas has taught art to all age groups and is an instructor at FAU in Boca Raton, FL.



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 www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.


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The Florida Highwaymen Are Coming To Lighthouse ArtCenter For Art Exhibit, Sale And Talks

The Lighthouse ArtCenter invites you to an Art Show, Sale and Artists Talk to benefit Martin County Special Needs Training and Lighthouse ArtCenter.  Twenty-six of the original Florida Highwaymen painters were inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame in 2004, Florida’s highest cultural honor. Their careers began in the 1950s, before the Civil Rights Movement gained ground. This group of mostly self-taught African-American artists dared to pull themselves out of poverty by painting iconic Florida landscapes and selling their work door to door to Doctors’ offices, beauty salons, and from their cars in parking lots.  Lighthouse ArtCenter presents two of the Hall of Fame Original Highwaymen, Issac Knight, Roy McLendon, Sr. and Johnny Stovall Highwayman 27, along with Second Generation Artists, A.J. Brown, Roy McLendon, Jr., Ray McLendon.  Selected paintings from Johnny Daniels and John Maynor, both deceased, will also be available.  The Rickie Report shares the details about purchasing tickets.  The Florida Highwaymen are Coming April 1st and 2nd!






373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL 33469



F L O R I D A   H I G H W A Y M E N






Friday, April 1   5:30 -8:30 pm

Artist Talk at 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 2  2:00 – 6:00 pm

Artists Talk   3:30 pm





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For more information please contact: 561.746.3101




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“Artists Of Art Salon: A Collective Dialogue” Exhibition And Lectures At Armory Art Center’s Two Locations

“Artists of Art Salon: A Collective Dialogue” will exhibit the works of 58 South Florida artists, from Miami to Martin Counties, all of whom have been presenters over the last three years at Elle Schorr’s Art Salons at the Armory, held at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. The works will fill three galleries at both the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach and the newly renovated, mural covered Armory Annex Gallery in Lake Worth, FL. Parking is available at both locations, and admission is free.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.  Mark your Calendars NOW!








Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach


Armory Annex Gallery in Lake Worth





Artists of Art Salons:
A Collective Dialogue  

October 3 – October 31, 2015



Opening Reception:

Friday, October 2, 2015  6-8pm

Wine and light snacks will be served at reception.

East and Greenfield Galleries

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue   W.Palm Beach, Fl 33401

Armory Hours:

M-F 9 am – 5 pm and Sat. 9 am – 4 pm




“Untitled” from Dark Continents Series by Marina Font


Artists/Curator Talk at the Lake Worth Annex:

Friday, October 9th  6-8 pm


Armory Annex Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth 33460


 armoryartsalonsurvivalmodelt.php“Rising to the Occasion” by Terre Rybovich


Artists/Curator Talk at the Armory Art Center:

Friday, October 16th from 6-8 pm




“Babel” by Carol Prusa



Lake Worth Annex Reception:

Friday, October 23, 2015   6-8 pm

Wine and light snacks will be served at reception

Armory Annex Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue           Lake Worth 33460

Annex hours:

Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm and Friday, 11 am – 8 pm



"Precarious" by Elle Schorr

     “Precarious” by Elle Schorr


ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.  Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr.




“18588 Yellow on Black” by Henning Haupt


Paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculptures, installations, and a video lounge (in Lake Worth) will address a breadth of social, cultural, and aesthetic concerns. The work has been grouped into three themes: “The Individual”, The World”, and “Beyond”. “The Individual” is in Greenfield Gallery, “The World” is in East Gallery, both at The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, and “Beyond” is in the Armory Annex Gallery in Lake Worth.This exhibition features nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists who are currently producing powerful, innovative work in the world of art.



“Saprotrophic Vivarium” by Amy Gross



Art Salons at the Armory have contributed to the understanding of contemporary art practices in South Florida since March, 2012. Presentations have been given by artists, writers, curators, gallerists, and collectors about their work, the work of well-known artists, and about professional artists’ development. The Armory Art Center is honoring the Art Salons with an exhibition this October, curated by Elle Schorr, founder and organizer of the Art Salons at the Armory.



Art Salons:

Continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on the first Tuesday night of each month from 6:30–8:30 pm beginning on Oct. 6th.

The cost is $10, payable at the door.

The schedule may vary and can be found at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-schedule.php, and at http://www.armoryart.org/ArtSalons.


See the work in the exhibition and learn more about the artists and presenters who have contributed to the success of Art Salons over the past three years. Many of the salon presentations are archived on-line as HD videos and can be viewed at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com/salon-presentations.php



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