OSGS Gallery Offers Online Art Auction to Benefit Place of Hope

On Tuesday, February 4, OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio of West Palm Beach, FL, will launch an online charitable art auction to benefit Place of Hope.  Oil, pastel, plein air, giclee and acrylic paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, digital art, pigment-glass antique doily design dinner plates, mixed media on wood, silk screen prints, and mobiles were graciously donated by talented artists and the children at Place of Hope.  The Rickie Report urges you to go online and bid!  We share the details about the auction and an interview with SarahAnne Livoti from Place of HopeThe online auction opens on Tuesday, February 4 and closes on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 at 6 pm.

 

 

 

 

OSGS Gallery in Northwood

Runs Online Art Auction

to

Support

Place of Hope

Virtual Auction Opens Tuesday February 4, 2014

 

 

OSGS Charity Flyer

 

 

 

 On Tuesday, February 4, OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio of West Palm Beach, Florida, will launch an online charitable art auction to benefit Place of Hope Oil, pastel, plein air, giclee and acrylic paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, digital art, pigment-glass antique doily design dinner plates, mixed media on wood, silk screen prints, and mobiles were graciously donated by talented artists and the children at Place of Hope.  The online auction opens on Tuesday, February 4 and closes on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 at 6 pm

 

Visit the online art auction now: biddingforgood.com/PlaceofHope for an early look at art for your home and/or workplace.

 

 

Dinner Set, handmade glass

Dinner Set, handmade glass

 

 

 

Place of Hope is a unique faith-based, state-licensed child welfare organization providing family-style foster care; family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services; adoption and foster care recruitment and support; and hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect throughout our region.

 

 

 

"Newport Coast"

“Newport Coast”

 

 

The Rickie Report spoke with Sarah Anne Livoti about Place of Hope.  It is hard to imagine this large and extensive organization grew out of the desire of Christ Fellowship Church to reach out and help just one child.  While their program is faith-based, one does not need to be a believer to get involved.  

 

 

Necklace

Necklace

 

 

 

We noticed that at “Seven Stars”, craft projects are a regular part of the routine.  Sarah was excited at the idea of local artists volunteering a few hours of their time to feature a craft or art project for a group of children.  She stressed that this does not have to be a long-term commitment  (though Place of Hope welcomes those as well).

 

 

 

"Name That Tune"

“Name That Tune”

 

 

Since the children at Place of Hope range in 5 to 18 years of age, their needs vary.  Experiencing art with a community-cased artist would give them a new, inspiring experience. In addition, volunteers can speak about how to open a bank account, how to register to vote or share a beneficial skill that will make a difference in the lives for their future.  Sharing information about your career can ignite a spark that will take a child further into a positive life situation.

 

 

"Shape Shifter" mobile

“Shape Shifter” mobile

 

 

When asked about direct donations, Sarah referred to the exciting online auction being spearheaded by Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla of OSGS Gallery.  Offers of art materials are always welcome and they are most welcome with someone to lead an activity. 

 

 

"Born to Die"

“Born to Die”

 

 

For more information about volunteering, please go to  their website and click on “contact us” or “take action”.  Everyone is welcome to attend a tour and learn more.  The Rickie Report knows that helping a child now will make our communities better places in the future.

 

 

"Night Moves"

“Night Moves”

 

Place of Hope is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.  All winning bids are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.   To learn more about Place of Hope visit http://www.PlaceofHope.com.

 

SarahAnne Livoti    Special Projects Manager  Place of Hope
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9078 Isaiah Lane I Palm Beach Gardens I FL I 33418

“Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless…” Isaiah 1:17

 

 

"Tropical Garden Scene"

“Tropical Garden Scene”

 

For more information about art and custom framing at OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio, visit their website at http://www.OSGSArt.com,http://www.facebook.com/OSGSArt.

 

 

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Margie Agoston’s Paintings Take You on a Journey

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) will present “Abstract Expressionism” A Solo Exhibition by Margie Agoston, Visual Artist at A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter. The Rickie Report hopes you will attend their monthly Public Reception and bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots.  Donors will be enrolled in a drawing to win a custom art piece!  More details are in this article.

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter 

 

Presents

 

SOLO Exhibit

Margie Agoston

 

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

A Unique Art Gallery

 

226 Center St #8, Jupiter, FL 

 

Open to the Public

 

 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents “Abstract Expressionism” A Solo Exhibition By Margie Agoston, Visual Artist. The event will be held on Wednesday December 11, from 6:30-8:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Margie and the artists of AAOJ will benefit Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy and you will receive a chance to a win a custom art piece.

 

 

Margie Agoston

Margie Agoston

 

Margie Agoston is a woman of few words but many colors and dimensions.  She grew up outside of New York City with a formal education (BA) from the University of California in Santa Barbara. She is also a Graduate Gemologist and received a Jewelry Manufacturing Arts degree from The Gemological Institute of America.

 

 

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Margie has made her mark as an Artist to be seen, enjoyed and collected.  She recently won 1ST PLACE at the Lighthouse Art Center, D’ART for ART. Her other Exhibits include:  Art at Palm Beach International Airport, The Armory Center in West Palm Beach, and she was also selected for the upcoming show ” Spotlight On New Talent”.

 

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In a recent interview Margie said ,  “My work comes from my heart. I have always loved creating whether it was painting,  jewelry design or ceramics.  When I paint I can freely express myself.  My canvas is like a two dimensional sculpture. I use color, texture and movement to sculpt emotions where everyone can feel free to touch and explore what has been created.”

 

 

Margie Agoston’s hope for the observer is that they will go on their own journey and they will experience what the abstract painting says to them.

 

To contact Margie visit her website at  http://www.margieagoston.com/

 

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

 

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.   To learn more about Toys for Tots visit their website at www.toysfortots.org

 

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, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.net

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or auniqueartgallery@comcast.net

 

 

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BBAD Combines Art Walk, Masters Thesis and Benefit for Rare Species Foundation!

Wildlife scientist and graduate student at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Diane Arrieta begins a mural this weekend at the Boynton Beach Art District.  This mural project is in conjunction with Diane’s scientific research   for her master’s thesis.  The Rickie Report is pleased that Diane is also selling her artwork to benefit the Rare Species Foundation. Kudos to Rolando for bringing diversity of art, community-based creators and non-profits!

 

Seeing RED

by Diane Arrieta

ActivistArtistA’s Bay Gates Project

Seeing Red

Reception: July 25, 2013

7  – 10 PM

ActivistArtistA Gallery

BIRDS ARE NICE

Exhibition of work by Diane Arrietta to benefit RareSpecies.Org

 

Wildlife scientist and graduate student at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Diane Arrieta begins a mural this weekend at the Boynton Beach Art District.  This mural project is in conjunction with Diane Arrieta’s science research, as a partial requirement for her master’s thesis, MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystems Health from the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine and Veterinarian Medicine, College of Biomedical Sciences.

 

Seeing Red is based on the IUCN’s red list of endangered species.

 

Biodiversity may be defined as the variety, of plants, animals and other living things in a particular area or region. Biodiversity is the foundation of all ecosystems (managed or unmanaged). The services it provides determine the quality of human and animal well-being. Loss of biodiversity affects climate regulation, promotes the spread of disease, keeps our water clean, aids in carbon storage and affects many other aspects of daily life. Everything in an ecosystem (plants, animals, habitat, water, soil, and people) is dependent on the other. Human activities and land use changes are threatening all of the components necessary for healthy living.

 

Seeing Red focuses on one aspect of biodiversity loss (endangered species). Scientists now estimate that we are losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than we did in previous times.

 

The Center for Biological diversity states that 99 percent of currently threatened species are at risk due to human activity. Those driving habitat loss, global warming and the introduction of exotic species are causing the greatest degradation.

 

To find out more about what biodiversity is and how you can be affected by the loss of it, please visit these websites to learn more.

 

 

 

  • Millenium Ecosystem Assessment     unep.org

 

 

The project’s aim is to raise biodiversity awareness by directing participants to explore and learn important scientific concepts regarding biodiversity and conservation.  By seeking out new information, the project intends to offer scientific models to a general audience and encourage participation towards a positive change for a healthy planet.

 

                                                                                            Seeing RED:

Street art as a tool for biodiversity awareness

 #seeingredmural tweet your friends…take the survey. Help art and science both!! #birdsarenice

@DianeArrieta

For more information: BIRDS ARE NICE  or ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project   Boynton Beach Art District   404-422 West Industrial Ave   Boynton Beach, Florida 33426   786-521-1199

 

 

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Unique Art Gallery Presents SOLO Exhibit of Richard Kendall’s Photography

The Rickie Report applauds A Unique Art Gallery and the Artists Association of Jupiter for combining their art exhibits with community activism.  Richard Kendall’s photography will be presented in a SOLO exhibition and all sales will benefit Spring Hill College, Alabama in the memory of  Ruth Mary Morley, who was associated with the Gallery. 

 

 

 

 A Unique Art Gallery

and

Artists Association of Jupiter

 Present a

 Solo Exhibit

 Richard Kendall

 

Wednesday, July 8th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

226 Center Street, Suite 8      Jupiter, FL

Open to the Public; Refreshments will be served

Proceeds from sales will be donated to Spring Hill College, in memory of Ruth Mary Morley

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The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) will hold A Solo Exhibition by Photographer Richard Kendall. The event will be held on Wednesday July 10, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8,  Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from the sale of art work created by the artists of the AAOJ and Richard Kendall will benefit Spring Hill College, Alabama in the memory of beloved Ruth Mary Morley.

 

Photo by Richard Kendall

Photo by Richard Kendall

 

Richard’s photography represents nature’s beauty, the uniqueness of architecture and images that capture the essence of human behavior. Richard’s work elicits an emotional response within the viewer.  Richard also uses his talents to document the wonderful community outreach which takes place at all of A Unique Gallery’s events with the Artists Association of Jupiter.

Photo by Richard Kendall

Photo by Richard Kendall

 

In June, these local arts groups helped Jupiter Performing Arts Fund with Art Exhibit and Sale “Chasing Summer”.   This special event was an “Artist Challenge” for which artists had to create a piece of artwork that depicts the meaning of “Chasing Summer.” All genres participated and it was a pleasure to see the diversity of how the artists explored this challenge!  Proceeds were shared with the Jupiter Performing Arts Fund: Keeping Music In Education “New Life for Old Notes.” Contributions were also raised for  JPAF’s scholarship drive as well as gently used musical instruments.

Photo by Richard Kendall

Photo by Richard Kendall

 

Jupiter Performing Arts Fund is a not-for-profit organization formed for the purpose of encouraging, promoting and supporting music education in the Jupiter public schools. Each year, JPAF awards scholarships to students for music lessons, music camps, clinics, and drum corps. Scholarships are also awarded to high school seniors planning to major in music at college.

 

Photo by Richard Kendall

Photo by Richard Kendall

JPAF’s “New Life for Old Notes” program collects used musical instruments, refurbishes & donates them to Jupiter’s area school music programs. Do you have an old musical instrument in your closet or attic which is collecting dust? Here’s an opportunity for you to give new life to those old notes! Please take the timeSpting to donate those instruments to the Jupiter Performing Arts Fund and help a local student in need. Your tax deductible donation will help a young musician excel & will support the music programs in Jupiter schools.   For more information, visit JPAF online at jpaf.org or call (872) 222-5723.

 

Photo by Richard Kendall

Photo by Richard Kendall

 

 

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 please visit:  www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

Photo by Richard Kendall

Photo by Richard Kendall

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or auniqueartgallery@comcast.net

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Art Night at SpringHill Suites Marriott Benefits Boys & Girls Club

This is the ultimate expression of art, community based artists, a large corporation, and a local charity coming together.  The Rickie Report loves it!  The Marriott’s SpringHill Suites on Metrocentre Blvd in West Palm Beach is celebrating “Free Expressions Art Night”  Read more here about the event and the Boys & Girls Club.

SpringHill Suites Mariott

Invites You to

Free Expressions

ART NIGHT

Wednesday, June 19th

5:30 – 8:00 pm

2437 Metrocentre Blvd

I-95 and 45 Street

West Palm Beach, FL

From glass sculptures to photography, SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotels nationwide embrace creativity of all types this month with Free Expressions Art Night SpringHill Suites, a brand program that celebrates local art and originality. Partnering with individual community based talent, galleries and schools, ArtNight is a platform for artists to showcase their creativity, to the delight of guests and neighbors. “ArtNight takes the guest travel and discovery experience to another level.” Embracing the local art scene allows us to connect with our communities and helps make hotel stays more inspiring.”

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  Manager, Joe Dunann and Sales Manager, Becky Reincke told The Rickie Report, “We are proud to be owned and operated by OTO Development! They believe in a Commitment to the Community”!  “Actions taken on a daily basis form a sequence of events that define a company. OTO cares passionately about our team members, customers, and the communities in which we operate. Whether designing environmentally friendly new hotels or helping others in our communities, we intend to be an active participant in efforts to make the world a better place.”  Both Joe and Becky serve on the Board of the local Boys and Girls Club.

 

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 youth development organization serving the County’s most disadvantaged youth.  The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Ensuring a meaningful education to help every child succeed inAmericahas never been more crucial than it is today.America’s young people are performing poorly in school. Despite decades of reform, the American educational system is struggling to meet the increasing demands placed on it. The 7,500 children served by the Boys & Girls Clubs annually attend, for the most part; the County’s lowest performing schools. The attention they are not receiving in school is multiplied by a lack of supervision at home.

 

 

Customers Looking Through Previous Exhibit

 

 

Living in single parent or nontraditional family situations, at or near the poverty level, our parents and/or guardians are often left with few if any alternative, but to allow their children to go home alone. Consider, 83 percent of the members at the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County are classified as latchkey children, compounding the alarming rates of academic failure among our area’s children.

Artwork on Display at 2012 Event

 

 

Those children who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs are given a safe, secure haven where they can be kids, build friendships, receive academic tools that will promote better achievement, and learn life skills that will enable them to successfully transition from childhood to adulthood, despite economic hardship and their community’s environment.

 

The programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs work.  They provide core programming in six areas that are nationally recognized and outcome-driven, including: education and career development; character and leadership development; sports, fitness and recreation; health and life skills, technology; and cultural arts. Statistically, the majority of  their Club members score higher than their same school peers in reading and math on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, as a direct result of attending the Boys & Girls Clubs.  The guidance shown to Club members help them learn to appreciate the intrinsic feelings of success that come from realizing their potential.

 

 

The Rickie Report urges our readers to contact Deb Warzin to see how you can help with this worthwhile organization.  They will be planning fundraisers and if enough artists and artisans contact them, it could have an art theme!  Deb is Vice President of Marketing & Community Outreach. Office:  561.683.3287 ext. 29 or Cell: 561.846.2881 ,  email her:  dwarzin@bgcpbc.org or see their website: www.bgcpbc.org

 

 

Becky and Joe are looking forward to planning more art-related events in our area. Becky can be reached at:  561-207-3126 or Cell: 561-301-3660 or becky.reincke@otodevelopment.com  .  She and Joe oversee SpringHill Suites By Marriott at 2437 Metrocentre Blvd.  West Palm Beach, FL 33407 and Homewood Suites by Hilton 2455 Metrocentre Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

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Stop By Harold’s to Meet Young Photographer With a Big Heart

 The Rickie Report is always pleased to share news about a local emerging artist.  We hope you will stop by Harold’s Coffee Lounge to see the photography of Jacquelene Arrieux.  This high school student is finding a way to share her passion for photography and give back to the community.  Read more in this article.

 Jacquelene Arrieux

Harold’s Coffee Lounge

509 Northwood Road

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Exhibit  runs May 29 through June 26

Meet the Artist on May 31st

During the Northwood Village Art & Wine Promenade

Public Reception June 7th  6:30 – 9 pm

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A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC in partnership with the Harold’s Coffee Lounge in West Palm Beach hosts monthly artist exhibitions. From May 29-June 26 works of Jacquelene Arrieux will be on exhibit.  There will be two opportunities to meet her.  Jacquelene will be at at Art Walk in Northwood Village during Art & Wine Promenade on May 31. She will also have a Reception June 7, from 6:30 pm-9pm.
"Indian Shoes"

“Indian Shoes”

Jacquelene is currently a junior attending Forest Hill High School and enrolled in the IB program. She is always looking for ways to give back. In 2010, she went to Haiti with her family six months after the devastating earthquake.  She went to a mission school, which has been supported by her grandparents for many years. Prolific in tennis as well as her photography, Jacquelene  and her family introduced extracurricular activities to the children included these skills as well as music and other activities.
"Rehanna"

“Rehanna”

Being moved by the children and their stories, she wanted to find a way to continue supporting the children and the teachers by using her talents. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of her work will be going to this school.
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"Sewing My Heart Back Together"

“Sewing My Heart Back Together”

For more information contact Trina Slade-Burks at  561-714-6674  info@atbfineartists.com  https://sites.google.com/site/servantsofmarycenterhaiti/servants-of-mary-center

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