RCK Gallery Showcases 30+ Artists At New Exhibit “Clay’s Bits & Pieces” Opening Friday, June 3, 2022 Free Valet Parking, Portion Of Proceeds Benefits Friends In Pink

RCK Gallery finishes this season with a block buster show, “Clay’s Bits & Pieces”, showcasing over 30 artists whose works have been curated by Clay Kanzler!  The Free Opening Reception on Friday, June 3, 2022 offers complimentary champagne, wine, yummy hors d’oeuvres, a visit from the Mister Softee Ice Cream truck and Free Valet Parking.  Enjoy live music with Supernatural Santana Tribute Band.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the Friends in Pink. This exhibit continues throughout the month of June.  

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  JUNE 3, 2022

 

5  –  8 PM

 

 

Exhibit is available through the end of June, 2022

 

 

 

Acatenango” by Kyle Terborg

 

This  event  is  FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

 

TAKE     ADVANTAGE    OF     THE     FREE    VALET      PARKING  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Photos From The Car” by John Ciambriello

 

 

Breathe Easy, RCK has a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

“Abstract Faces” by Barbara Z Lyons

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Kanzler, tells The Rickie Report, “I want to extend my honest gratitude to the community.  I want to thank all of Stuart for its support of RCK Gallery and my efforts this season. We’ve raised tons of money for local charities and created an important platform for so many artists to be seen.”

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Rosalind Neilen
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25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to Friends In Pink

 

 Exhibit is Open June 3 – June 30, 2022

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Announces Reception With Art Scholarship Recipients On May 11th And Kicks Off A New Virtual Fine Art Show & Sale “Spring Bling”

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features 2022 Art Scholarshirecipients, Sofia Vega and Ashley Forkey at its Wednesday, May 11 meeting, held at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. WAS invites you to a new virtual juried exhibit, “SPRING BLING” available now through June 30, 2022. Over 70 artworks by 17 artists are featured. View artwork in several ways, including moving yourself around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an optionProceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship FundWAS has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  May 11, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

Art Scholarship Recipients:

ASHLEY   FORKEY

SOFIA   VEGA

 

 

 

 

For more information: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Artwork by Sofia Vega

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to present Art Scholarships to two deserving young artists at their May 11, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. They will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 pm, followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The meeting will conclude with the presentation of scholarships to two very talented high school seniors. The public is invited to attend. COVID-19 protocols will be observed. For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Ashley Forkey of Saint Andrew’s School and Sofia Vega of Boca Raton Community High School. The scholarships will be presented by WAS Scholarship Chair, Liza Karsai. Each student will have the opportunity to share about their work and plans for the future. The Wellington Art Society (WAS) has been supporting the advancement of the arts in the Palm Beach County community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue careers in the fine arts, provide programming that expands art in public places, and make art accessible within the community daily. 

 

 

 

Artwork by Ashley Forkey

 

 

The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art related College and University expenses and tuition costs.  Over the past twenty-one years, WAS has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and art advocates.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society   Announces 

Virtual   Juried  Art   Show “SPRING  BLING” 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Wellington Art Society

 

 

70   original   artworks   by   17   artists! 

Visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org  

 

See ART- LOVE ART -Buy ART!  

 

 

 

Available now through June 30, 2022  

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce a virtual art show called “SPRING BLING”. This exhibit features 17 artists and 70 original works of art by WAS members, including photography, digital art, mixed media on hand-made paper, sculpture, and an array of paintings using various mediums.  All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

 

Click and select Start Guided Tour for your own private tour and be inspired by the creativity and beauty of the artwork and artists insights.

There is an EXHIBITION CATALOG view of the show as well.  

 

Visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org  

 

  

Featured     Artists:

                                

HV Albrecht

Neil Byrden  

Kitty Burri  

David Ciofalo  

Sandra Encaoua  

Del Foxton

Marcia Greene  

Jean Howard  

Laura Jaffe  

Erica Kyle  

Lou Ann LaBohn  

Rachael Laub 

Charles Moses  

Susan Oakes  

Leslie Pfeiffer  

Janine Sabinsky  

Barry Stefan

 

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

RCK Gallery Presents World Renown Photographer And Video/Sound Installation Artist, Cheryl Maeder With Grand Opening Friday, May 6, 2022

RCK Gallery is excited to present world renown photographer and video/sound installation artist, Cheryl Maeder. Her video installations are part of Delta Air Lines permanent collection, exhibited at the Louvre in Paris plus many other world wide iconic art sites… and now you can see Cheryl’s innovative artwork right here in Stuart,FL!  The Free Opening Reception on Friday, May 6, 2022 offers complimentary champagne, wine, yummy hors d’oeuvres and Free Valet ParkingThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  H  E  R  Y  L        M  A  E  D  E  R

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  MAY 6, 2022

5  –  8 PM

 

 

Exhibit is available through the end of May, 2022

 

“Suberge, Judith II”” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

This  event  is  free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

Breathe Easy, RCK has a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

Video Installation, “Climate Change” by Cheryl Maeder

 

Cheryl Maeder tells The Rickie Report, “The core of the work is “connection”; the connection to the self, each other and to all life forms on this planet…” Maeder’s photography became the inspiration for the Dove Campaign on ‘Real Women, Real Beauty’, which transformed the way women are viewed in the global media.

 

 

 

 

Video installation by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Cheryl Maeder is intuitively linked to everything in the world around her and us. Now is our chance to see a variety of her works which focus on relatedness. She speaks for Mother Nature, as a guide to all of us.  The core of Cheryl Maeder’s work is about “connection”; the connection to the self, each other and to all life forms on this planet.  It is Maeder’s philosophy, that we humans are not only of this world, we are also connected to the broader universe.  It is this concept that permeates throughout her limited edition photographs and video installations…

 

 

 

“Submerged I” by Cheryl Maeder

 

RCK Gallery owner, Clay Kanzler shares, “Cheryl Maeder will also be featuring a video installation in the main gallery which will be very exciting for Stuart to enjoy! Come and discover this unique exhibition as RCK brings the incredible experience to The Treasure Coast!” Maeder’s installations have been exhibited in public art platforms on climate change and the environment in the United States, South America & Europe.

 

Born in New Jersey, Cheryl Maeder moved to Zurich, Switzerland in her early 20’s, where she studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts.  Eight years later, she returned to US and opened her photography studio in San Francisco, where she photographed international advertising and fashion campaigns.She transitioned from photographing fashion models to photographing real women, to celebrate the beauty of women in all shapes and sizes. In 2005, Maeder relocated her studio to the Miami area and deeply immersed herself into fine art photography and filmmaking.

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Scene by Cheryl Maeder at SCOPE Art Fair Miami, FL by Galerie Vivendi Paris

 

 

Maeder’s artworks are in prominent public spaces and permanent museum collections: Frost Museum(Miami) and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. She participated in a group exhibit at the Louvre Museum (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), Miami New Media Film Festival, Public Art Platform, Art & Technology, “Curated Thesis on Water, Climate Change & Communities” Traveling Group Exhibition (Bogota, Caracas, Valencia, Miami, Santo Domingo, San Nicolas & Rome).  Her works can be found at the Montefiore Medical Center, Permanent Collection, New Rochelle, NY Campus, state-of-the-art new Emergency Department & Radiology Clinic.  She had a Solo Exhibition at Miami International Airport and her artworks have been auctioned by Sothebys NY. She worked with PBS’ Filmmaker Project as a featured Filmmaker, film “PLAY” televised nationally on PBS, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.  “Submerge” a Public Art Video Installation, was seen at the Canvas Outdoor Museum (City of West Palm Beach, FL) and she has exhibited at major art fairs worldwide including Art Miami, Scope NY, Art Toronto, Art London and Art Shanghai. Her photographs are 30 x 45 inches and 40 x 60 inches, limited editions of 10. Video Installations are also limited editions of 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to YMCA of the Treasure Coast

 

 Exhibit is Open April 22 – May 5, 2022

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens Fundraises For Ukrainian Aid Effort With Special Reception Saturday, April 23

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. This  event continues through May 6, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces Legacy Place

11300 Legacy Place Suite 140      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

6 – 8   PM

 

 

 

Original Painting by Andrew Holliman

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to *Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund.

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Lupe Lawrence

 

 

 

*Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, believes deeply in the enormous potential of dedicated volunteers around the world united by a single goal: to unlock the potential of Ukraine. Razom works towards that mission by creating spaces where people meet, partner and do.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Please visit : ZeroEmptySpaces.com

Email:  vangiessen@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

RCK Gallery Presents “ALICE IS COMING!” Featuring Original Art By Alice Murdoch With Opening Reception Friday, April 22. Special Art & Self Wellness Event On Friday, April 29 With Sound Therapist, Deena Rahill

RCK Gallery presents ” ALICE IS COMING!” featuring original artworks of Alice Murdoch with a Free Opening Reception on Friday, April 22, 2022 with complimentary champagne, wine, and yummy hors d’oeuvres. Clay Kanzler shares a tribute to his friend, Alice and in the spirit of energetic inner adjustment for mind, body and spirit, features Sound Therapist, Deena Rahill on Friday, April 29, 2022. Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments. Alice’s art explores food, people, and the female body image with her contemporary art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Free Valet parking is available. RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

“ALICE      IS      COMING!”   …

 

 

IN     MEMORY     OF     A     BEST     FRIEND

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  APRIL 22, 2022

5  –  7 PM

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL  GUEST:  

SOUND  THERAPIST,  DEENA  RAHILL  

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FRIDAY,  APRIL 29, 2022  

5 – 7 pm

 

 

Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena Rahill gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments.

 

 

 

 

These events are free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

Breath Easy, RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

This powerful exhibit of original artwork by Alice Murdoch features a comprehensive collection of her work;  a large amount of which explores the struggle with female body image and our relationship with food.  Through Murdoch’s eyes and paint, we join her in this powerful examination of food, people, and female body image through contemporary art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT: “I have always wondered why statements are necessary from artists, unless their statements are not clear in their work.  I think my paintings are strong enough to make their own, and that is my statement about my artist statement”. – Alice Murdoch

 

 

 

Clay Kanzler tells The Rickie Report, “Not many times in life is one granted the chance to honor a Fallen Best Friend as I am getting the chance to do on April 22.  Alice Murdock and I were in a show in 1989 and have been best friends ever since with also the added wonderful element of both of us wanting to paint!   She was funny, honest, abrupt, true, humble, stylish, loyal, ran a gorgeous home, cooked and entertained like Martha Stewart did before Martha knew where the kitchen was.  She was also a complete pain in the *** for me because she would always tell me the truth – no matter what about my many dating misadventures or what she truly thought about my painting… there was no stopping her and to be quite honest… I am lost without her.  I love you Alice”

 

 

 

SPECIAL  GUEST:  

SOUND  THERAPIST,  DEENA  RAHILL  

FRIDAY,  APRIL 29, 2022  

5 – 7 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deena will take us on a journey to an Immersive intersection of art & sound as we celebrate Alice Murdoch’s powerful Art Works.  Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena Rahill gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments.  A truly energetic inner adjustment for mind, body and spirit. 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Deena & sound vibration:

 http://www.soundvibration.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to YMCA of the Treasure Coast

 

 Exhibit is Open April 22 – May 5, 2022

 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

RCK Gallery’s “Women Are From Venus” Exhibit Opens Friday, January 7 With Off The Charts Art, Music, And Special Festivities

Get out your dancing shoes on Friday, January 7, 2022!!!! Clay Kanzler & RCK Gallery brings live music from “The Sounds of Soul” to Colorado Ave.! The Opening Reception of  “WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS”  features three exciting Artists:  Deb Falls, Janet Fredericks, & Sara Abalan.  Along with yummy wine and champagne, guests can sit in the nail truck & have their nails done, or experience a one on one  counseling session with a therapist, or just sit back and enjoy the music. 25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to Friends in Pink. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,    JANUARY   7,   2022  

5 – 7 PM

 

The event  is free and open to the public

 

 

 Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

Original artwork by Deb Falls

 

 

 

Dust off your dancing shoes with live music from the Motown Review Band from Tampa!  

 

 

 

 

 

Have your nails pampered, meet one-on-one with a therapist, or just sit back and enjoy the music and art! 

 

 

 

Original art: acrylic, photo transfer on birch panel by Janet Fredericks

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to Friends in Pink!

 

Friends in Pink, Inc. helps individuals living on the Treasure Coast who are diagnosed with breast cancer, pay for needed surgery and treatment who have little or no health insurance.

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork “Banana Leaf” by Deb Falls

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

February 4, 2022 – “Men Are From Mars”

March 4, 2022 – “God’s Light Into the Darkness”

April 15, 2022 – “Mary & Jesus”

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

 

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

Friends In Pink:

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Lois Perdue’s Solo Art Exhibit At Artserve Now Through January 4 Celebrates A Lifetime Of Art And Giving Back. Public Reception Is Tuesday, December 7.

Celebrating Lois Perdue‘s artwork is easy because it moves viewers through her use of color and markings.  Lois’ final Solo Exhibit will take place at Artserve in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, December 7th.  The exhibit is Open NOW through January 4, 2022. The public is invited to the Opening Reception with the Gold Coast Watercolor Society co-hostingSales of Lois’ artwork have and will benefit a number of charities:  PAWS, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Summer camp programs for kids, College art scholarships at Broward College, Pen Women Ft. Lauderdale Branch, to name a few. The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks of her artwork, plus the details about Lois’ life and her influence on so many of us. Please join me in celebrating Lois Perdue’s legacy, as she lives her days with intention, including her tributes to many in the arts community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday  9 AM – 6 PM    Saturday   10 AM – 6 PM

 

 

“Candy Crush” by Lois Perdue

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report shares, “My friend and art colleague, Lois Perdue, is closing her professional art business due to stage 4 advanced pancreatic cancer.  ARTSERVE has graciously donated its site as the host for her final exhibit with Gold Coast Watercolor Society is co-hosting the event.  To date with Lois’s generous donations from the sales of her artwork at Plunge Resort and sales for her art supplies over $6,000 has funded many worthy programs”.

 

 

 

“End of 30 x 30” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois Perdue writes, “Let me explain….I am living out the rest of my life in order to not only leave a legacy of artist appreciation, but to offer others a new opportunity to consider creating a legacy. Too many of us find ourselves in these health-related positions, and while we leave wills, telling our loved ones what to do with our possessions, somehow, that is not enough.  What about the spirit of ourselves that remains?  This is an opportunity to honor those who have helped us on the journey”.

 

 

 

“Wild Blue Yonder” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Rickie says, “It has been a personal honor to help Lois map out her vision for an ongoing $500. Cash Arts Award to a visual artist who has taken an active role and has been a mentor to a visual arts organization. Lois has faced her diagnosis like a blank canvas.  She gathered her resources and went to work! Lois has shared with me over these past months how joyous it is for her to see the fruits of her labors while she is still alive.  Lois continues to teach us to live our lives with precious strokes of thoughtfulness, good deeds, and openness.”

 

 

 

 

Lois Perdue Award

For Exceptional Contributions to the Arts Community

 

 

 

 

Lois has inaugrated a new award/program for one local visual artist each year to be awarded $500. for innovative fundraising and membership, environmental work through their art, or from helping to ‘vet’ suitable organizations to whom these groups might want to give scholarships to…and helping  fellow members who might have to shutter their studio due to ill health or moving.  The first recipient will be Tammy Seymour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lois continues, “I’ve had to shutter my studio and reduce my inventory of paintings so I don’t leave my husband, Don, and my kids with a huge portfolio of work to deal with.  I started breaking my studio down myself a few months ago, but was overwhelmed with what was involved and too emotional to be doing this alone.  I knew Tammy Seymour had helped other artists ‘break’ down their studios and I had worked closely with her as Vice President of Pen Women of Fort Lauderdale for 9 years”.  

 

 

“Jubilation” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Tammy swooped in, taking inventory of thousands of dollars’ worth of paper, substrates, brushes, Office equipment etc.  Lois’ arrangement with Tammy was that ALL supplies will be donated to Gold Coast Watercolor Society and used in their flea market for scholarship/award funding.  In the midst of all of this emotional and physical turmoil, Lois was trying to pull together her first solo exhibit in a large public venue. Tammy stepped in to help Lois create a video presentation of my life: (one for me that Don and my kids can cherish).

 

 

CLICK to Watch Video:

 

 

 

 

Tammy who retired from NCR Corporation (her clients included:  Burger King, Disney World, Checkers, etc) is recognized as an award winning artist.  Lois’ Award serves to acknowledge  her compassionate ‘can do’ attitude when it comes to supporting local arts organizations and their goals! From inaugurating clever ideas for fundraisers, to stepping in to curate exhibits or being a top-notch graphic designer who creates eye-catching collateral materials for the groups to which she belongs, Tammy is a leader and inspirer. No task is too small or too large for her and the fact that Tammy simultaneously currently serves as President of Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch and Gold Coast Watercolor Society—says it all!

 

 

 

“Heartbeat” by Lois Perdue

 

The Bonnet House is also a recipient of Tammy’s vision, as she provided merchandise in the gift shop, which during Covid helped them overcome  a major budget slash. She has been providing new and gently used items either donated or purchased at estate sales for their gift shop. Through monthly raffles at Pen Women luncheons of new or gently used items, we raise on average $100 per month. The proceeds of flea market sales have gone to support Pen Women Scholarship and Gold Coast Watercolor Society Danielle Vailancourt Memorial Award. Donations to these groups have exceeded $700 since inception in March 2021.  Over time, GCWS has become the place for artists to donate art supplies from their closed studios and we’ve assisted dismantling over four full studios in the last 10 years.  

 

 

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About Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois has lived in South Florida her entire life and teaches abstract workshops upon request throughout the area. She is very active in the art community and is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch, Plantation, Weston, Broward and Coral Springs Art Guilds, Florida Watercolor Society and International Society of Experimental Artists, XII Voices, an informal group of 12 professional water media artists who meet monthly to exchange current art information and offer critiques and evaluations from their peers. Lois is an award-winning artist who has won at the national, state and local levels and exhibits regularly throughout the South Florida area.

 

 

 

Untitled by Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois asked The Rickie Report to share this gratitude list for all those who have loved, supported and nurtured her during these many months of declining health issues. Since these are final steps of her journey, she wanted to thank those who have been by her side: 

 

  • To Rickie Leiter for her friendship, support and encouragement in all things ‘art’ and for, along with Judy Nunno, helping formulate this artist/award for Tammy Seymour.

 

  • To Heritage Art Galleries and Framing, (Tamarac, FL.), co-owners Claudio Tomassone and Ian and Linda Jerrell for believing in me and my art for the past five years, representing me as one of their featured artists, and managing the sales distribution of my giclees.

 

  • To ArtServe along with curator Sophie Bonet, operations manager Rion Birchmore and membership development coordinator Rebecca Wilkner for hosting  my solo art exhibit on December 7th and where I happily taught my abstract workshops for so many years.

 

  • To my collaborative, creative artist community especially Gold Coast Watercolor Society and Pen Women who provided the vehicles with which to share my talent benefiting the area’s young artists and summer ‘art’ campers.

 

  • To my medical support team including Dr. Sahiba Kahn (Vitas Hospice Care), Drs. C. Stone, Milana Kaplan, Willy Davila, Clark-Loesser and Robin Steinberg.

 

  • To Don’s loving fire service community for their love and support.

 

  • To special junior/high school friends who have supported and loved me through life’s challenges including raising children and for providing years of fun and companionship.

 

  • To my extraordinary loving friends including Tammy Seymour, Judy Nunno, Susan Convery, Pauline Runkle and the many others not listed here who provided love, encouragement and endless support as well.

 

  • And last to my beautiful family including my amazing children, Adam Frimet and Wendy Frimet Jacobs, special grandchildren, Eli Jacobs and Isaac Jacobs, and many first and second cousins, nieces and nephews. And to the ‘wind beneath my wings’, my best friend, my hero, my loyal and loving husband, Don Perdue.

 

 

 

 

For more about Lois Perdue’s artwork:

Loisperdue.com

 

 

 

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Tammy Seymour

 Tseymour53@comcast.net   or  954-288-7972

 

 

 

~  Gold Coast Watercolor Society  ~ 

 

 

 

~  Ft. Lauderdale Branch Pen Women  ~

https://lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nlapwftl

 

 

 

 

 

~  PAWS  ~

 

 

 

954.989.3977    humanebroward.com

2070 Griffin Road    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

 

 

 

 

  ~  Young At Art Museum  ~

 

 

http://youngatartmuseum.org

Wednesday – Sunday :   11 am to 6 pm     

Tel: 954-424-0085

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

RCK Gallery Invites Public To Free Event Saturday, December 4 With “Stuart Then And Now”, Live Band, Photos With Santa And Fifty Artists

RCK Owner, Robert Clay Kanzler has lit the creative fire for his December show on Saturday, December 4 by inviting 50 plus artists to rise to the task of creating a beautiful exhibit centered around the inspiring theme of “Stuart Then and Now”. You cannot imagine the large body of work these painters, photographers, and sculptors are sharing- you have to come and experience it! RCK Gallery highlights a local non-profit each month, which is supported with 25% of all art sales. December’s charity is Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each month, a New Exhibit will open, so stay tuned! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Did we mention the 12 piece band, free champagne, and visit with Santa?

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021  

5 – 8 PM

The event  is free and open to the public

 

 

 

 Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

Painting by Chris Kling

 

 

This exhibition features a myriad of local talented painters, photographers, sculptors displaying paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures to create an exciting mix of color, texture and mood with something for everyone. 

 

 

 

Painting by Manon Sander

 

Visitors will enjoy the music of a 12 piece band on the sidewalk for Opening Night, photos with Santa, and complimentary champagne.

 

 

 

Painting by Debra Mannhalter

 

This Show runs through the end of December.  RCK Gallery is open every Friday night “Friday Night Out” 5-7  serving complimentary champagne.  All Sales to benefit Martin County Boys and Girls Club gallery donates 25% plus picks up the bill for special fundraiser events to benefit the charity.  You can Breath Easy! RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

Artwork by Kyle Terborg

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

January 7, 2022 – “Women Are From Venus”

February 4, 2022 – “Men Are From Mars”

March 4, 2022 – “God’s Light Into the Darkness”

April 15, 2022 – “Mary & Jesus”

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

 

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

Big  Brothers  Big  Sisters

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Delray Art League Launches “Artscape In The City” And “Little Soho” With Indoor And Outdoor Venues. Call For Artists Includes Non-Members And New Categories Of 2D and 3D Artworks. Public invited Every 3rd Weekend To Free Event

The Delray Art League (DAL) launches “Artscape In The City” and “Little Soho”, the coolest indoor and outdoor art show in Palm Beach County, the third weekend of every month!  The Big Apple Bazaar on Atlantic Avenue has morphed into a large art mecca.  DAL welcomes new mediums of artwork, new members, and non-members to participate. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to sign up now!  Admission and parking are free for art lovers, spectators, browsers, their family and guests!  ARTISTS: Indoor spaces = no tent set up!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    ART    LEAGUE    LAUNCHES

 

 

“ARTSCAPE     IN      THE      CITY”

 

 

THE    COOLEST    INDOOR    AND    OUTDOOR

 

ART     SHOW

 

IN    PALM    BEACH    COUNTY

 

 

 

 

   3rd    WEEKEND    OF    EACH    MONTH

 

 

 

 

 

  • Clay ( ceramics)

  • Crafts (Handmade items, quilts, etc. as applied)

  • Drawing

  • Fashion ( original art on fabric, leather, etc.)

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Multi Media ( video, MPEG3, MPEG4)

  • Photography ( digital print, canvas)

  • Sculpture (stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • 2 Dimensional Art (acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage)

“Artscape in the City” runs rain or shine,  October to May ’22 

 

 

 

The shows are open to both members and non-members and offer artists significant benefits: lower application and booth fees, great exposure at a highly visible location right on Atlantic Avenue with plenty of free parking and food trucks. Artists’ 10 x 10 booth space is available for indoor and outdoor shows.

 

GET   MORE   INFO   HERE

 

 

 

 

 

The Delray Art League is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization with over 50 years of community involvement in Palm Beach County. This year a new schedule of exciting art shows at the Big Apple will benefit and support our non-profit partners, Twin Palms for the Disabled, Palm Beach Habilitation Center and Fuller Center.

 

 

 

 

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, a landmark for thirty years, has designed “Little Soho” Art Colony with a New York City flair, is now renting beautifully designed 10 x 10 units for both studio and gallery retail space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“LITTLE  SOHO”  DETAILS  CLICK  HERE

 

 

 

Spread the word! 

Come and enjoy the events and participate in the spirit of doing good in our community!

 

 

 

 

About Delray Art League:

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April from 6:45 –  8:00 pm.  Please check for location .

 

For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

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RCK Gallery In Downtown Stuart Offers Immersive “Clay’s Florida” Exhibition. Free Public Grand Opening Reception On Friday, November 5th During The Creek Art Walk.

Robert “Clay” Kanzler’s dreams demand action, but not only for himself… Clay’s vision involves local artists and local charities, who all benefit from RCK Gallery‘s presence. Stop by  Friday, November 5 for the Grand Opening of “Clay’s Florida”.  This breathtaking exhibition of Clay’s own artistry details his personal Florida connections.  You will be intoxicated by the manuscript woven through this large body of paintings, print images, and photographsRCK Gallery highlights a local non-profit each month, which is supported with 25% of all art sales. November’s charity is House of Hope. Each month, a New Exhibit will open, so stay tuned! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Keep an eye on RCK Gallery, because you won’t want to miss a single event!

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

Friday, November 5, 2021  

5 – 7 PM

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart,  FL 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

Artwork by Robert “Clay” Kanzler 

 

Buckle Up!  The Grand Opening Reception of “CLAY’S FLORIDA” is a once-in-a-lifetime ride with renowned artist Robert “Clay” Kanzler. He wows us as we take a 50 year retrospective exhibiting his large body of images that are combined with his riveting story telling.

 

 

Artwork by Robert “Clay” Kanzler 

 

 

Robert “Clay” Kanzler tells The Rickie Report, ” I am so excited and blessed to have been able to open the beautiful RCK Gallery on Colorado Avenue.  My goal as artist/owner is to bring exciting art from all over the country to our beloved Stuart, while also helping our neighbors in need.”  He goes on to explain that, “RCK Gallery selects a different local charity to support each month, and we donate 25% of the gallery’s profits to them”.

 

 

 

Artwork by Robert “Clay” Kanzler 

RCK Gallery is located in the beautiful Historic area of Stuart.  The season line-up includes  9 completely different shows to entice you with, along with Clay’s usual Friday Night Out cocktail receptions, late night dances, fundraisers, lectures, and red carpet events! RCK Selects a different local charity to support each month, and donates 25% of the galleries profits to them. House of Hope is the Charity for the month of November, which is doing so much in our community to feed and take care of our friends who need our help.

 

 

Installation of Artwork by Robert “Clay” Kanzler 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

December 4, 2021 – “Stuart Then and Now”

January 7, 2022 – “Women Are From Venus”

February 4, 2022 – “Men Are From Mars”

March 4, 2022 – “God’s Light Into the Darkness”

April 15, 2022 – “Mary & Jesus”

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

 

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

House of Hope

 

 

2484 SE Bonita Street   Stuart, FL 34997-5004

Phone: 772-286-HOPE (4673)
Fax: 772-286-7696

info@hohmartin.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986