52nd Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival March 19 & 20 Offers Original Fine Art

 Key Biscayne’s signature art event, the 52nd Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival returns March 19 – 20, 2016 for two full days of fine art, live music, children’s activities, as well as an international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers. The festival features a wide variety of original art, handmade gift items with broad appeal and unique functional art. Admission is free and open to the public.  The festival, produced by Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, will take place at the Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to leisurely explore the eclectic exhibits and engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and their creative techniques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and features the Sculptures of Ancizar Marin and Jewelry by Melissa Woods.







52nd Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival




March 19 – 20, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne





Navigational Address:

400 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Support the Arts, Rotary Club of Key Biscayne and the Local Community

Free and open to the public










Original Fine Art – Functional Pieces 

Affordable Gift Items
Live Music – International Food Court – Fine Wines & Craft Beers

Children’s Art Activities

 Entertainment Area






Ancizar Marin – Sculpture




Sculpture by Ancizar Marin



Born in Colombia, Marin first received formal art training in the 1980s at the ‘Bellas Artes’ Institute in Manizales, Colombia. He continued to study sculpture at the Luccio Petraglia School of Art in Bogota, where he honed his sculptural proficiency in bronze and steel. Later, South American travel exposed him to the rich melting pot of cultural influences that further informed his approaches to color and texture. Marin works now in South Florida, where his work has been featured in design magazines, gallery shows, and prestigious art fairs, and private commissions continue to proliferate.





Sculpture by Ancizar Marin




His figurative forms are relatively inexpensive, allowing collectors to purchase multiple sculptures at a time. For Marin, this achieves his desire to encourage the figures to engage with one another in dynamic groupings that can be arranged and rearranged at will. The shadows thrown off by the glossy little men and women, who alternately squat, leap, lunge, stretch, and perform arabesques, further energize the walls against which they are installed, so that the spatial sum of the parts far exceeds the individual sculptural components.







Melissa Woods – Jewelry





Hand Made Wire Jewelry by Melissa Woods





Melissa shares, “Creating jewelry has been a means of self expression for me since I started at the age of thirteen. At sixteen I received a wire working book for my birthday and I have been wire working ever since. I continued my jewelry making education by receiving a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University and studying advanced jewelry design abroad in Florence, Italy. I have been taught all the traditional jewelry making techniques and made many pieces over the years, but I have always loved working with wire”.






Hand Made Wire Jewelry by Melissa Woods





“I have found anodized aluminum to be a new exciting medium to create jewelry out of. Anodizing is a surface-treatment of aluminum that colors the metal. I acquire my aluminum wire from a wide variety of companies in order to get the rainbow of colors I have available, these companies anodize the wire by placing the aluminum in electrically charged chemical baths. The color is the metal and the shiny finish of anodized aluminum is aluminum oxide, which will not tarnish or change. Aluminum is light weight, hypo allergenic and brighter than sterling silver.  At every show I make items specialized to customer’s size or color preference, which puts my skills out on display and really conveys to the patrons that everything in my booth is original and handmade by me”.










A Partial list of artists from South Florida:

Sandra Erden – Jewelry – Miami
Pavel Exposito – Metal Sculptures – Miami
Hans Feyerabend – Oil Paintings – Miami
David Golzbein – Wood – Miami
Chris Gug – Photography – Fort Lauderdale
Kirsten Hines – Photography – Key Biscayne
Cheri Kudja – Sculpture – Miramar
Finny Lazarus – Jewelry – Boca Raton
Ancizar Marin – Sculpture – Pembroke Pines
Tony Mendoza – Acrylic – Miami
Mike & Liz Rose – Jewelry – Aventura
Lazaro Ruda – Photography – Riviera Beach
Roxana Sora – Photography – Miami




This year’s festival sponsors include SunTrust Bank, Baptist Health South Florida, Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, FJ Turbine Power, Dr. Neil Friedman DDS, Home Federal Bank of Hollywood, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, TechBar, and Alice & Stephen Takach.

Additional information about the festival:


  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists 
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • 100 artists from 30 different states 
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • International Food Court
  • 6 distinct culinary offerings available for purchase
  • The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will offer craft beers, a selection of fine wines, water and sodas 
  • Dining Hall Tent with entertainment
  • Children’s Interactive Art Activities in the Young Artists Tent as well as an entertainment area to include bounce houses and face painting 
  • Live PUSH CPR Sessions by the Village of Key Biscayne Fire and Police Departments
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.



About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:


Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.




For additional information on the 52nd Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country:

Visit www.artfestival.com

Email  info@artfestival.com or Call 561-746-6615.

For information about the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne please visit www.rotaryclubofkeybiscayne.org




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Brewhouse Gallery Is An Art Gallery Like None Other With Original Art, Fresh Coffees, Brews, Live Music, Games And More

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating all of their resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to the artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery. Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists! Stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more. The Rickie Report shares these details and more!







12:00PM – 12:00AM

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403








Thursday, August 27th 6 – 9 pm

Sarah Lapierre ⋅ Cynthia Hockaden ⋅ Francis Lynn ⋅ William King ⋅

Phil Fung ⋅ Matt Godwin ⋅ Kevin Goff ⋅ Craig McInnis ⋅ Joe ⋅

Emmanuel Gonzales ⋅ Danny Albertson ⋅ Michael Pucciarelli ⋅

Scott White ⋅ Wendi Willis ⋅ Craig Dietrich ⋅ Diane Hutchinson ⋅

Tory Miessau


  • Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
  • Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.





Saturday, August 29th   5pm


BIG NEWS : We are sad to say goodbye to Tacos Don Pepé, as Pepe will be returning to his family to take care of his elderly father and family restaurant. That being said, we hope he returns very soon to hopefully start a restaurant of his own here in the states. Join us to send Pepe off in style with his going away party and the last opportunity to order his awesome food. We love you Pep.



Tacos De Pepe

Tacos Don Pepe


With sadness comes opportunity and we are happy to announce our new food option starting in September will be provided by our good friends Diner Dogs Inc. They will be setting up shop offering the best gourmet hotdogs and other specials that will pair perfectly with our craft beer!




Other Unique Food Items Will Be Offered!  Stay Tuned~






Want To Share Your Artwork?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery.

For more information, call AJ Brockman at (561) 771-1641, or send us an email: info@brewhousegallery.com.




Vintage motorcycle nights!
Every last Friday of the month 6 -10pm

Raffles!   Product give away!   Art Work!   Live Music!  Beer Specials!
Craft and micro brew beers!  Vintage Arcade Games!  Vintage Iron merch!  &  More…….


  • All motorcycles welcome
  • All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the free roped off show parking!
  • Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!

Our sponsors that make this possible:
Rockitmanradio.com  *  Florida Sports Cycle & Atv  * BurnUP Company  
Bob’s British Bike Company  * Architectural and Interior Design Photography  * Purehoney Magazine *The Brewhouse Gallery


Allaxis 3D Printers Will Be Back to Let You Make 3D Selfies!

Allaxis 3D Printers Will Be Back to Let You Make 3D Selfies!

Here’s The Line Up*






Tuesday – Board Game Night! : 7 to 10 : Happy Hour Pricing All Night Long! We have the beers, we have the tables, we have the food! You bring the games, your bring your friends, and your better bring an overly competitive attitude!





Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.




Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more.


One drink minimum for performers and guests.  More info for performers, call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930


Digital Pour System is Here!

Digital Pour System is Here!


Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!


Vintage Arcade Games

Vintage Arcade Games


Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A down south, knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame! Food Trucks!


Sunday, August 30th 2pm


Reggie Ellison's Smooth Jazz

Reggie Ellison’s Smooth Jazz


Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.


Steve Dunn * Mark Telesca * Austin Miller * Music With Rob & Friends * Belgian Standoff * Sangria Spotlight * Bob Torres * Whiskey Wasps * Zack Jones * Jangle Leg * Tahiti Band * Greg Hanson * Joe Greco * Slip and the Spinouts * Ruling Mercury * iggys * String Assasins


* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.



Host your next shindig with us! We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator, Pepe, at 302.897.1990 or info@BrewhouseGallery.com



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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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420