Continuum WPB ARTS Pop-Up Gallery Offers Exciting Events January 20 – 30th

CONTINUUM WPB Arts, a pop-up gallery and performance space is presented by West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents and ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. Taking place in conjunction with Art Synergy ARTWEEK2016 and ArtPalmBeach, all of the events held at  522 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach (formerly Authentic Provence). The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to Mark Your Calendars!






522 Clematis Street WPB, FL 33401

(formerly Authentic Provence)



  • Over 50 artists
  • Two Charities
  • VIP Night Black Tie & Sneakers
  • Live Art Installation
  • Celebrate the Artists
  • Body Painting Battle 2016
  • Quarter Auction/ Artist Market Place
  • Art Cake Battle
  • KeyFrame Motion- Art In Motion
  • Brunch and Lecture
  • Panel Discussion
  • Refreshments
  • Entertainment
  • Benefit Sneaker Auction



Artists for 2016


Agata Ren  ◊ Alvaro Rojas ◊ Amy LaBonte ◊ Anthony Burks Sr. ◊  ◊Anthony Hernandez  ◊ Barry Seidman  ◊ Bonnie Bruner  ◊  Brian Wood  ◊  Carole Lebrun ◊ Caron Bowman ◊ Chad Steve ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ David German ◊ Dena Lyons
  ◊ Doreen Grasso ◊ Eduardo Mendieta◊
◊E. B. Fromkes ◊  Gary Kroman ◊  Genie Fritchey ◊  Georgeta Fondos ◊
Gisele Weisman ◊ Greg Matthews  ◊  Henriett Michel  ◊ Ilene Adams
◊ James Rabidoux ◊  Jane Ehrlich  ◊ Jena Thomas
 ◊ Joanne Urban ◊
◊Joel Cohen  ◊  Julia Longwell ◊ Karla Walter ◊ Kat Elagina◊ 
◊Kimberley Maxwell  ◊ Kristin Pavlick ◊ Leo Arbeznik ◊ 
◊ Lynn Doyal ◊  Mark “Bulks” Rupprecht ◊  Mark Walnock ◊ Melo ◊
◊Nicole Galluccio ◊ Orlando Chiang ◊ Paola Gracey ◊ Patricia Schwimmer ◊ Patrick Foucault ◊ Robin Wolfenden ◊
◊ Rolando Chang Barrero ◊ Sandi Pfeifer ◊ Sarah Knouse ◊
◊ Tracy Guiteau ◊ Tristyn Bustamante ◊ Victoria Bronfman◊
◊ Zbigniew  Kijak ◊




SAVE THE DATES – Event Calendar






VIP Night Black Tie & Sneakers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Private Preview 6:00 – 7:00pm
Open to the Public 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.



  • The public is invited to join to the charitable event by donating a pair of sneakers, which will be donated to Faith’s Place Center for Education Inc. 
  • Music entertainment by Mr. Trombone
  • DJ – Smooth Bounce Entertainment
  • Steel Drum performance by the students from Faith’s Place under the musical direction of Noble Lockhart-Mays
  • Silent auction featuring hand-painted sneakers for men, women and children with all proceeds being donated to Faith’s Place.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages



Curators of “Continuum”  Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, Craig McInnis

Celebrate the Artist

Friday, January 22, 2016   6:00 – 10:00pm


  • Enjoy music by DJ Cole.
  • This event benefits the Center for Creative Education, Inc.
  • 100% of donations at the door goes to the charity. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
  • Award Ceremony for the Artists
  • Live body painting by Raquel McInnis
  • Live Art installation – Battle of the Cubes, Sponsored by Canvas Art Charities
  • Celebrity Bartender – Cecily Mathis
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages (Tito’s Vodka)




Greg Matthews Hounds of Wynwood

Greg Matthews’  “Hounds of Wynwood”


Meet the Artists of “CONTINUUM”

Saturday, January 23, 2016   

 4:00 – 6:00pm

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Body Painters

Body Painting Competition and Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.

Saturday, January 23, 2016   6:00 – 10:00pm



Body Painting Battle 2016
This year “CONTINUUM WPB” will be combining the Body Painting Contest & The Fashion Show. All four finished models (painted by 4 different artists) will participate in the fashion show after the body painting portion of the event.



Here are the competitors in the Body Painting Battle :

  • Sahily Perez, Mayling Pao, Kirsten George & Harold Caudio.
  • One prize of $400 for the winning team 
  • The prize will be presented after the fashion show.
  • Designers and Artists come together to create custom wearable art
  • Enjoy fashion
  • Music entertainment by DJ Cole 
  • Live Body Painting Competition Complimentary beverages (Perfect Vodka)




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Mr. Trombone




Quarter Auction/ Artist Market Place

Thursday, January 28, 2016 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event.



  • A great opportunity have fun 
  • Raise money for a deserving charity
  • Win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths
  • Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.
  • Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
  • Charitable event to benefit Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education Inc.
  • Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole and DJ Kyle of Smooth Bounce
  • Entertainment



KeyFrame Motion

Friday, January 29, 2016   9:00am – 6:00pm


Join us for the one-day festival which showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events concentrating on motion design and interactivity.

KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.

Participate in contest and all day workshops.

This event is produced by Grapeseeker Advertising and Design.

For more information about KeyFrame Motion, please call (561)603-9647 or email

Live Music – Acoustic Guitar by Craig McInnis

7:00   – 10:00pm










Brunch and Lecture

Saturday, January 30, 2016    11:30am – 1:00pm

Spend your afternoon attending a panel discussion of art professionals who service the art community. Brunch will be served.


Moderator:Barbara Cheives


Durga Garcia
Gregory Dillard
Jane Grandusky
JoAnne Berkow
Raphael Clemente
Robert Guerrier
Suzanne Redmond

  • Moderator-Barbara Cheives
Panel discussion of art professionals who service the art community. 

  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages





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Studio View from E.B.Fromkes





Meet the Artists of CONTINUUM

Sponsored by the Armory Art Center

Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:15  – 3:15pm

Learn about the exhibiting artists discussing their inspirations & creations of their work who are teaching artists from the Armory Art Center.

Dessert and coffee will be served.




Art Cake Battle

Saturday, January 30, 2016    6:00 – 10:00pm

  • Custom cake decorations
  • Combining the creative nature of art into custom designed cakes.
  • Cakes will be auctioned off after the winner is announced. 
  • Proceeds of the auction will benefit Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education Inc.
  • Local sponsor / Local celebrity judges
  • DJ Kyle of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

Suggested donations for sampling of cake (additional sheet of cake will be available for sampling)



About The Center For Creative Education:


The Center for Creative Education is an educational nonprofit that strengthens the presence of the arts in the classrooms of Palm Beach County, Florida. Today, our Teaching Artists work with thousands of children in schools and after-school programs throughout the County, as well as at our Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. A majority of the students we work with are considered “at risk” of educational failure. The arts-based programs we provide are a very powerful way to improve these students’ chances of success; both academically and personally. CCE also works with advanced students who benefit from the opportunity to delve deeply into subjects through the arts and develop their creative thinking and problem solving skills. At our Center, in the Northwood Village section of West Palm Beach,we provide arts instruction for children and adults, we host art shows in our Gallery and serve as a base for many community activities. It’s also home to our administrative offices.  For more information:



About Faith’s Place Center For Arts & Education:

For the last 2 years we have partnered with a thriving music program in Pleasant City call Faith’s Place Center For Arts & Education. Faith’s Place is an organization that provides educational services to the community. We offer pre-shcool (VPK), homework assistance, FCAT tutorials and after school arts enrichment programs. We also provide S.T.E.A.M. (science. technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) lessons through Prime Time.  CONTINUUM WPB Arts Art Fair hosts a VIP Black Tie & Sneaker Fundraiser during our opening, where we auction hand-painted sneakers by our local artists. Proceeds for the sale of the shoes will go to the the charity. Admission into the event that night is a brand new pair of sneakers. (Formal attire with sneakers as footwear.) For more information about the Faith’s Place, Please their website



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First in the U.S., Kinetic Symposium in Boynton Beach Connects With Global Community

Art merges with technology at the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach, Feb.6-8, 2015. This event is FREE and open to the public. Kinetic art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. One of the best known kinetic art forms is the mobile. However, it includes many kinetic art forms and infinite possibilities will be showcased during the weekend, including 16 iconic outdoor art works by artists including Tom Brewitz, Lin Emery, Jeff Kahn, Paul Daniel, John King and Bill Woods that visitors can experience in a self-guided tour.  All the artwork is designed to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences, and there will be opportunities to meet many of the artists in person.  The Rickie Report shares details, sneak peeks and opportunities for everyone to get involved!






2015 International



The February 6-8, 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is the second FREE biennial event. This event will connect you to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.

  • Tour 16 iconic kinetic artworks installed outdoor in east Boynton Beach.
  • Participate in the first Kinetic Connection, a community based created kinetic artwork.
  • Join special S.T.E.A.M. learning based youth workshops and see the Solar Tree kinetic art student exhibit!
  • Enjoy over 60 Indoor kinetic artworks and site specific installations.
  • Interact with kinetic art influenced inventions and technological innovations.
  • Attend engaging and educational presentations.
  • Meet international kinetic artists
  • In addition, the event will feature another 60 indoor kinetic artworks for which details are available by visiting


The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium was created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach through its Art in Public Places program. It’s supported by; Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, Hacklab, Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Cafe and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. The FREE biennial event is created to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.


"Bloomer Tree" by Edwin Cheong of Singapore

“Bloomer Tree” by Edwin Cheong of Singapore



Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “This event, a first in the nation, provides a highly visible international event that nurtures an exciting contemporary art form, while stimulating the local economy, creating an important cultural destination, connecting the local cultural environment in Boynton Beach with the global community.  This unique event connects the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. It merges art with technology stimulating cultural interaction, education and economic development”.​




Art Merges With Technology at Kinetic Art Event







The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, which will be held Feb. 6-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach is designed to connect visitors and participants to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.  Contributing toward that goal will be Boynton Beach-based Boca Bearings and Flipstone Technology’s HackLab, which will each bring real-world technical innovations to the weekend event.
In addition to highlighting their line of ball bearings, roller bearings and linear bearings, which are used by kinetic artists to create their work, and educating the public on how bearings work, Boca Bearings will have multi-rotor and 3-D printing demonstrations at the event. Similar to a hybrid helicopter because it is a multi-rotor aircraft, these small, radio controlled flying machines are being used increasingly for aerial photography and surveillance. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The object is created by laying down consecutive layers of material until the entire object is created.

"Twist" by Ralfonso

“Twist” by Ralfonso


From Boca Bearings’ International Innovation Contest

“Bussola”  by  Jennifer Townley


 (, Kinetic artist Jennifer Townley will exhibit her entry, “Bussola,” which is named after the Italian word for “compass,” as this three-dimensional work was inspired by one of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for a compass dating from 1514. The skeleton-like structure seems to behave like a natural organism that slowly moves forward through space. 


Flipstone Technology’s Hacklab North Boynton:


Flipstone Technology’s nonprofit organization, Hacklab North Boynton, is dedicated to making the community more aware of real-world technological innovations. ( In keeping with this commitment, Hacklab  North Boynton is bringing its interactive “Daft Booth” to the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Based on the sound booth used at the 2014 Grammy Awards by by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk, the “Daft Booth” is an interactive soundboard that incorporates musical samplings of the duo.  Buttons, light and sound are meshed together in such a way that anybody can use the booth to turn themselves into their own DJ.


Sarah Younger, a 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium “People Choice Award” winner, has partnered with Hacklab North Boynton to offer free public workshops Jan. 10 and 24, 2015, on how to work with technologies and build renewable energy art forms. Completed projects will be showcased at the International Art Exhibit and Symposium. For more information, visit;; or on Facebook at Living Arts Meta Programs.


"Sun Tattler" by Paul Daniel

“Sun Tattler” by Paul Daniel




The exhibit and symposium also leaves room to connect with kinetic art through educational presentations both days. Presenters include working kinetic artists and educators Paul Daniels, Behnaz Farahi, Jay Flanzbaum, Angus Forbes, Jerzy Kedziora, Cory Oliver, Ralfonso, Nancy Schiffer, and Rein Treifeldt. They will cover the historical, present and future of kinetic art.


Kinetic Connections


There will be interactive participation in many of the displays. For example, visitors are invited to meet artist Elayna Toby who has transformed an old tree into a kinetic sculpture.


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Meet Me At The Tree!



A compilation video about the hundreds of community contributed items that make up Kinetic-Connections will be featured adjacent to the transformed tree during the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium from February 6-8, 2015.


Kinetic-Connections will be a temporary piece taken down at the end of the symposium, leaving the tree in its original state, as if untouched. The strands, inspired by and generated from the community, will then be “recycled” back into the world, made available for sale as decorations for home or garden. A portion of the proceeds from sales of these strands will benefit the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot.


Kinetic Solar Butterflies

Kinetic Solar Butterflies



Visitors can also learn about solar energy and construct dancing solar butterflies that will join hundreds of other solar butterflies on exhibit at the City’s Schoolhouse Children’s Museum. There’s an opportunity to become your own DJ by using the buttons, lights and sounds in HackLab North Boynton’s “Daft Booth,” inspired by the Grammy Award winning group Daft Punk.


Complementing these activities will be original projects such as an outdoor kinetic dance performance by Boytnon Beach Community High School’s dance academy. Students from Ft. Lauderdale’s Central Charter School will exhibit their maquette and marketing plans for their solar tree project.



Educational component of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. 


Central Charter School of Boca Raton, Florida will participate in the International Solar Tree Kinetic Art Sculpture program created by International Kinetic artist Rein Triefeldt.


When the Arts Commission was forming their visioning plan their goal was to deliver an art event that transcended typical art fairs, brought international attention to the City of Boynton Beach, educated and engaged the public in the arts.  Ralfonso shared similar goals and was often approached by educators to speak to students about how Kinetic Art is made. Ralfonso brought his experience with kinetic art projects. He collaborated with universities in China and Sweden to integrated the creative disciplines such as sculpture, engineering, science, physics, fabrication and the environment to create dynamic kinetic art sculptures.  These have been huge successes and a learning experience for all involved.


Kinetic Art organization co-founder,  Rein Treifledt who has created functional solar driven kinetic art throughout the Nation and now Internationally was introduced to the collaborative.  Rein’s interdisciplinary curriculum is the exact focus for integrated based  learning that is now becoming a National standard.  He has been working with professors at Drexel University to incorporate his Kinetic Solar Art curriculum into the national school systems.




The weekend concludes with an artists’ awards ceremony. For a complete schedule of events and venues, visit



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Delray Art League Celebrates 50 years with CALL TO ARTISTS, New Members, Special Banquet And Events

Please join the Delray Art League (DAL) in celebrating 50 YEARS of outstanding art and art education!  DAL is opening a CALL TO ARTISTS for a Plein Air Contest (DEADLINE: January 30th), extending an invitation for NEW MEMBERS to join, sharing the INDOOR and OUTDOOR EXHIBIT dates, and selling tickets to their CELEBRATION of ART Banquet on February 27th!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here.  Congratulations, DAL, here’s to 50 more!









Plein Air Art Festival

Thurs. Feb 26, 2015    8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
In the courtyard of the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue  Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)
Cash awards totaling $2000
Judging, Exhibition & sale 4 – 7 p.m.
Live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra


Artists in the Park – 3 Day Art Festival


Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015       9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Music & Street performers


Artist Within

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 28, 2015  and  March 1, 2015     10 a.m.-4:00 p.m

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Various age groups of children will create drawings on large paper pads
Creations will be on display & each young artist will be able to take their masterpiece home
No registration, just show up


Youth Art programs and High School Art Contest

Sunday, March 1, 2015     10 a.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Art Festival and Portraiture Artists
Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel

Celebration Banquet

Public Invitation to Artists, Galleries, former DAL Members and Supporters of the Arts to attend the DAL Celebration of Art Banquet, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015


The Delray Art League cordially invites all local Artists, Galleries, Community Members, Patrons and other Supporters to join us at our Celebration of 50 Years of Art Banquet.

Friday February 27th, 2015

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Gymnasium

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Cost: $40.00 per person

Keynote speaker will be Joe Gillie, President & CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts
Includes dinner, dancing, fine art silent auction, gift basket raffle and more…
Proceeds go to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program.

For more information and/or tickets contact:  Manny Jomok  or call 732-208-3842




Call to Artists to participate in DAL’s 50th Year Celebration Plein Air Contest, Thursday, Feb. 26th, 2015




Inaugural Plein Air Competition in Delray Beach, FL

Artists can register and apply at:

This event is part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Delray Art League and hosted by the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square in Delray Beach on their 25th Anniversary.

Artists will have the opportunity to enjoy not only painting, but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewer, this art form can be very exciting because it invites you into the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world. The competitive side of the process pits artists against each other for prizes to be awarded at the end of a day of painting “en plein air” (outside on location).


Judges for the event will be Marisa Pascucci, Curator at the Boca Museum of Art; Violeta de la Serna, Regional Sales Manager for Plein Air Magazine; and Michele Byrne, Nationally Renown Plein Air Artist and Art Educator.


The Competition: February 26, 2015:


  • 8 to 9 am: Artists check in and stamping of canvases at the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL.
  • After check-in, artists may paint anywhere in the downtown area of Delray Beach. That includes the area within 4 blocks north or south of East Atlantic Avenue from Swinton Avenue to the Ocean Beach
  • Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium, except photography will be accepted.
  • 3-4 pm: Competing artists can turn in up to two framed, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed on the artist easel(s) under the Big Top Tent at Old School Square. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm
  • 4:30 pm: Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Tent Area


The Plein Air Painting Locations:

Each artist will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. In case of rain, there will be a list of covered locations where artists are invited to paint. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intra-coastal waterway views, small shops and much more.

The Awards:

Cash awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

Entry Deadline – January 30th , 2015
Application fee – $40

For more information contact:   Ralph Papa   561-3740837


Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners

Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners


DAL Invitation for New Members




 New Member’s Artwork

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information:


Delray Art League’s Artists

in the Park Outdoor Show Schedule


DAL Outdoor Schedule (2)


Fine Art Exhibition & Sale

The Delray Art League’s outdoor art shows are one of the longest running fine art venues in South Florida. Artist works represent a variety of mediums including acrylic, ceramics, oil, pastel, photography and watercolor. Members donate a portion of all sales to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts. DAL is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and is celebrating its 50th Year Anniversary in 2015.


Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

2015 Outdoor Show Schedule:

Shows run 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 Old School Square

Feb. 7 & 8 Veterans Park

Feb. 14 & 15 Old School Square

Feb. 21 & 22 Old School Square 

Feb. 27, 28 & March 1 Old School Square

March 7 & 8 Veterans Park

March 21 & 22 Old School Square

March 28 & 29 Veterans Park

Veterans Park is located on Atlantic Avenue and the Inter-coastal in Delray Beach.

Old School Square is located on the corner of Atlantic Ave and Swinton Ave in Delray Beach.



Delray Art League Artists in the Park

Delray Art League Artists in the Park


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Photography With a Different Point of View

S. Aaron Hopkins stopped at the Art Synergy booth during Art Palm Beach asking how to become more involved in the local art scene, as he was new to the area.  He had come to the right place!  In this article, The Rickie Report shares his good news of being accepted into a juried photography exhibit.  He is an accomplished photographer whose work has been described as “gritty, vivid and humanistic. We urge you to stop by the “World Through the Lens” at A Unique Art Gallery  May 14 – June 6th to see Mr. Hopkins’ work!


S.A. Hopkins


“World Through The Lens”

A Unique Art Gallery


Opening Reception – Public Welcome!

Wednesday, May 14th

5:30-7:30 pm

226 Center Street – Suite 8       

Jupiter, Florida  33458


S.A. Hopkins will be showing his photography as part of the juried exhibit, “The World Through the Lens”.  The show takes place at A Unique Art Gallery located in Jupiter, FL and is hosted by the Artists Association of Jupiter. The judge for this show is Durga Garcia.
"Savannah Morning" by S.A. Hopkins

“Savannah Morning” by S.A. Hopkins

There will be a public reception on Wednesday, May 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The exhibit will run through June 6th.  A Unique Art Gallery is located at  226 Center Street, Jupiter, Suite 8.  For more details about this exhibit please call 561.529.2748.


"Reading" by S.A.Hopkins

“Reading” by S.A.Hopkins

 Aaron tells The Rickie Report, “I can’t remember if there was a moment when I decided to become a photographer. I’ve been shooting since I had my first camera, a simple Kodak Instamatic. In fact, through the years, photography has been the one constant in my life.”
"Aaronnoire" by S.A. Hopkins

“Aaronnoire” by S.A. Hopkins

He goes on to share, ” I’ve spent nearly four decades walking around with my camera, taking pictures — or ‘making pictures’ as Ansel Adams once said.  Many of my photographer friends refer to my work as ‘vivid, humanistic, gritty or sublime’. I will let you be the judge.”
"Lincoln Road" by S.A.Hopkins

“Lincoln Road” by S.A.Hopkins

Some of Aaron’s favorite work includes photos he made in downtown Miami and South Beach many years ago – before the glitz and glamour.  He is fascinated by the contrast between then and now.  He says, “As a published cartoonist and illustrator, I also look for more amusing juxtapositions, especially in my street photography.”
"Window Face" by S.A. Hopkins

“Window Face” by S.A. Hopkins

“What I hope my photography captures a moment of visual poetry.  Sometimes it is a bit of irony, other times it is simply a face that catches my interest.  I shoot with intention, but I’m often pleased with the accidental or unexpected that many arise. In the end, it is my hope that these photographs will make you think, feel ….and at least put your cell phone down for a few minutes.”
"Old Man and Mannequin" by S.A.Hopkins

“Old Man and Mannequin” by S.A.Hopkins

Marianne V. is an avid follower of Aaron’s work.  She states, ”  It’s a rare occasion that you come across a photographer that really makes a difference.  I’d like you to look at the work of such a photographer, S.A. Hopkins.  I came across his work on one of the photo sharing sites and I’ve been following  his work for quite some time now. I’ve seen the impact his images have on his audience.  So what makes this photographer so unique? He doesn’t just register the world around him. He photographs with engagement, a close personal connection to his subjects, whether it’s on the streets or more personal subjects and with a passion and a keen and unique eye that makes his oeuvre so compelling… his work is subtle, humorous or gritty at times, but always has the power to evoke emotions to the viewer.”
Mr. Hopkins’ book “Faces and Places” is in the “Staff Picks” section of the Blurb Bookstore and can be found here:
 Blurb’s review:
“It’s hard to choose just one image from S.A. Hopkins’s collection “Faces and Places,” but this one is a real standout for us [photo of the man with hat, shown in this article]. From analog street photography to digital landscapes, the range in this book is fascinating. Though it covers 40 years, there’s a remarkable consistency to the work, but also a sense of personal innovation and exploration. Congrats on a great book!”

For comments, general inquiries, or on publishing / purchasing his work please contact Mr. Hopkins at: or 804-901-1909  or visit

To purchase prints: (or call 804-901-1909)


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Artists Association of Jupiter Presents: “The World Through The Lens”

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “The World Through the Lens” 2014, a Juried Photography Exhibition and Sale. This exhibit has been juried by Durga Garcia. The exhibition, opening reception and awards ceremony will take place at A Unique Art Gallery on May 14, 2014.  The public is welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the details (but no sneak peaks of the winners) in this article.

Artists Association of Jupiter




“The World Through The Lens”

A Juried Photography Exhibit


Public Reception/Awards Ceremony


Wednesday, May 14th   5:30-7:30 pm


A Unique Gallery



226 Center Street Suite 8

Jupiter, FL  33458




The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “The World Through the Lens” 2014, a Juried Photography Exhibition and Sale. This event is a juried entrance event.  The exhibition, opening reception and awards ceremony will take place at A Unique Art Gallery on May 14, 2014, 5:30-7:30.  This a free event and the public is welcome to attend.  The exhibit continues through June 5th.




 All accepted photographs will be on display and for sale at the Gallery through June 5th.  The artists who entered this competition could choose from different categories including:  Travel, Domestic Animals, Nature and People.


Durga Garcia, Certified Fine Art Appraiser and Fine Art Photographer was the Judge.  She is a well published, internationally exhibited, merited and awarded photographer of fine art images and conceptual portraits.  Ms. Garcia’s photographs are found in public and private collections.  


The Artists Association of Jupiter along with Juror, Durga Garcia, will announce the awards during the exhibition’s Opening Reception.  Best in Show, First Place, Second Place and Third Place winners will receive cash awards.   In addition, there will also be two Honorable Mentions awarded.  All photographs will be on exhibit and for sale through June 5, 2014.



The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website,



For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or 



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Lighthouse ArtCenter Inaugural Plein Air Festival Promises Activities for All Ages

Monet did it.  Cezanne did it. VanGogh did it.   Plein Air painting has taken the art world by storm, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is launching its four-day Annual Plein Air Festival on March 20.  More than 30 juried, nationally known artists will arrive from New York, Virginia, Delaware and all over Florida to paint their impressions of the area’s beautiful seaside scenery!  The festival opens with a Kids’ Paint Out on March 20, and an opening that evening at the Museum.This Inaugural Plein Air Festival comes to Jupiter/Tequesta and is perfect for art lovers to enjoy!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.







Plein Air painting has taken the art world by storm, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is launching its four-day Annual Plein Air Festival on March 20.  More than 30 juried, nationally known artists will arrive from New York, Virginia, Delaware and all over Florida to paint their impressions of the area’s beautiful seaside scenery!  The festival opens with a Kids’ Paint Out on March 20, and an opening that evening at the Museum.



LACPlein Air KIDS PAINT OUT Entry Form


“Plein Air painting has seen a worldwide resurgence in popularity and the Lighthouse Art Center School of Art has recognized that trend and offers classes and workshops in plein air painting,” said Ted Matz, Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art.



LACFlyer for email



Matz goes on to share, “We also offer International  Plein Air Workshops that are held in such places as Cortona and the Amalfi  Coast in Italy.  Our community has such a large number of talented plein air painters that this is the perfect venue for the public to witness there incredible, professional status.  I am so happy to have planted the seed for this plein air event and look forward to seeing it grow into an annual happening.”


Karen Kinser, "Southern Exposure"

Karen Kinser, “Southern Exposure”




Schedule of Plein Air Festival events

(all events are free unless otherwise noted)


Kids’ Paint Out: 

Thurs., March 20, 1 – 3 p.m.        Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Thurs., March 20, 4 – 5:30 p.m.   Awards Program and Ice Cream Party, School of Art


Meet The Artists Reception: 

Thurs., March 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m  Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Free to ArtCenter members and participating artists, $5 for nonmembers and guests


Artist Demos:

 Fri., March 21 and Sat., March 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,

Jupiter Yacht Club and Riverbend Park


Reception and Wet Painting Sales: 

 Fri., March 21 and Sat. March 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Museum


Quick Draw Painting Contest:

 Sun., March 23, 9 a.m. – noon, DuBois Park

Artists may register at the online at, or call (561) 748-8737.  Registration also available onsite.


Reception, Awards Presentation & Painting Sales with Cash Bar:

Sun., March 23, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum




Stephen Left, "Ibis Jungle"

Stephen Left, “Ibis Jungle”



Local artists are invited to join in the fun during the Quick Draw Painting Contest on Sunday, March 23rd at DuBois Park.  Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded. Artists must register at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, call (561) 748-8737, or online visit  There is a registration fee of $30 for members, and $40 for nonmembers. Registration will also be available onsite.



Ruth Weiss, "Jupiter Dunes"

Ruth Weiss, “Jupiter Dunes”


The public is invited to enjoy watching professional Plein Air painters on location.  “Plein air” is  French for “open air”,  where artists create painting on small canvases with their palettes placed on outdoor easels.  During this four-day event people will have the opportunity to view talented, juried artists demonstrating their incredible skill and creativity in three designated areas in and around the Jupiter/Tequesta area.


Dennis Young, "In The Courtyard"

Dennis Young, “In The Courtyard”


Lighthouse ArtCenter members, students and the public will enjoy painting demonstrations, a party for artists and collectors, as well as opportunities to purchase quality art with a local flair.  The artists include: Linda Aprileti, Dennis Aufiery, Susan Blair Smith, Jody Block, Carol Boye, Jeanette Chupack, Gabby  DuCharme, Kerry Eriksen, Norma Friedman, Elissa Gore, Kim Hall, Joan Hambleton, Adele Horton, Joy Kasun, Karen Kinser, Chris Kling, Stephen Left, Susan McKenna List, Marilyn Muller, Steve Nash, Ralph Papa, Quince Quaintance, Hope Reis, Jonathan Sanabria, Elfrida Schragen, Sal Sidner, Jane Sither, Lorrie B. Turner, Ruth Weiss, Sheila Wolff and Dennis Young.


Ralph Papa, "Loxahatchee"

Ralph Papa, “Loxahatchee”



Esteemed judges are Glenn Tomlinson (the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education at the Norton Museum of Art), Charles Gruppé (listed artist and long-time Lighthouse ArtCenter instructor), and Nicole Hickey (Manager of Artist Services, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.) They will present more than $10,000 in cash and prizes to the artists.  Proceeds help support educational programs at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art.  The funds were raised by an enthusiastic volunteer committee from the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Sponsors of the Plein Air Festival are: Jane and Patrick O’Neill, Barbara Kirsch, Jenny and Larry Schorr, Dina Merrill and Ted Hartley, Sayre Santonelli, John McDonald Company, Jupiter Medical Center, Seacoast National Bank and Plein Air Magazine.





Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Committee

Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Committee


PleinAirCommittee:  standing (left to right), Maryellen DeFranco, Laurie Brower, Jane O’Neill, Joanne Chanda, Barbara Kirsch, Jenny Schorr. Seated, Ted Matz, Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, with his painting of Jupiter Beach.   Committee  members missing from photo:  Barb and Chuck Fonner, Beatrice Senderey, Jean Chase, Manon Sander, Sayre Santonelli, Christine Templeton, Cynthia Trone.



Chris Kling, "Rock and Relentless Surf"

Chris Kling, “Rock and Relentless Surf”



The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) 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. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.



For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Free admission on Saturday. Closed Sunday.


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