Martin Arts 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Spans All Media. Don’t Miss The In-Person And Virtual Exhibit Now Thru November 20 And Virtual Artist Panel Discussion Thursday, November 4

Martin Arts’ “31st Annual All Florida” Juried Art Show is open NOW through November 20, 2021. The show started as a local juried art show and has grown to encompass all Florida artists! Juror Kirk Ke Wang was impressed by the entries.  A handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Thursday, November 4 with Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex moderating The entire Free exhibit is being offered in a hybrid manner, both virtual and in-person at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the top winners!







31   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show





Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994




1st Place: “Backward Glance” by Julie Feldman



Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Thursday,  November 4     6pm


Free to Register on



Moderated by Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.





2nd Place: “It’s Not What it Seems” By Bonney Goldstein


Exhibit Dates Now through November 20, 2021



Gallery Hours:    Tuesday 10 am–6 pm         Wednesday–Saturday 10 am – 4 pm



A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested


*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations





A 31-year legacy exhibition showcasing recent art by all Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 61 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.



The All Florida Juried Art Show will also be virtual, please check the website for a link to see it, if you are unable to visit the Court House Cultural Center to see it in the gallery space in person.




3rd Place: “Sunshift Yellow Blue Yellow” by Suzanne Williamson




Kirk Ke Wang, Juror:

Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Visual Arts of Eckerd College and a Board Director of the Ringling Museum of Art, is a painter, sculptor, photographer, mixed media artist, as well as an educational software developer. He was born in Shanghai, China, and received MFA degrees from the Nanjing Normal University in China and University of South Florida. Mr. Wang maintains a studio in Tampa and NYC, and he often travels back to his hometown, Shanghai.  To learn more about the juror visit: 



Honorable Mention 1st Place “The Passion of Daedalus” by Amy Broderick




Featuring Artists:


Laird | Robert Arbogast | Kenneth Arguinzoni* | Bruce Bain  Jane Baldridge | Steven Beverage | Barbara Bose | Thomas Boudreau | Marc Bridger* | Amy Broderick | Sea Carlson |Megan Castellon | Carl Clark | Gina Coccaro | Kimberly Engel | Julie Feldman | Christian Feneck | Janet Folsom | Dale Forbes | Bonney Goldstein | Carla Golembe | NC Hagood | Donna Haynes Marc Hilton | Jennifer Hoffman | Judy Horowitz | Ates Isildak | Etheard Joseph | Carson Kapp | Jenny Keyser | Mark Kirby | Michael Knapp | Linda Knowles | Joe Korte | Luis La Rosa  | Christopher Light* | Mia Lindberg | Ellen Lindner | George Lupo Eileen Lyons | Annette Margulies | Erin McCullough* | Lynn Morgan | Ania Moussawel | Gerald Obregon | Andy Owen | Chad Periman | Diane Powers-Harris | Amber Quimby | Galal Ramadan* | Dan Remmel | Linda Reymore | Paula Rucket | Nadine Saitlin | Alma Shoaf | Harold Silvers | Rebecca Stack | Anne Stagg | Lisa Tishman | Suzanne Williamson | Marcelle Zanetti

(*Only exhibiting in Virtual Gallery)







Honorable Mentions 3rd Place “Gravitational Wave Sensor” by Luis La Rosa





Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.





For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:


Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994






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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986





Delray Art League Expands Its Programs, Open To All Artists And Arts Organizations As DAL Prepares For 55th Anniversary

The Delray Art League (DAL) announces its new “Artists and Easels” events throughout downtown Delray Beach. DAL hosts First Friday Art Walks at SubCulture Coffee on Atlantic Avenue the 1st Friday of each month and will be adding Pop-up locations near Old School Square.  DAL celebrates its 55th Anniversary in 2021 and is planning its “Vision 2020” Art Festival in the fall and spring of 2021. All events will be listed with ZAPP and are open to members, prospective members, artists from other organizations, and all local artists. DAL encourages artist conversations, meeting new friends, and enjoying the local arts community in Delray Beach.  Best of all, it’s FREE!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  








Ron Rizzi, President of the Delray Art League tells The Rickie Report, “The Delray Art League will celebrate its 55th Anniversary in 2021. We’re preparing for this grand event as we formulate plans for our Vision 2020 Art Festival in the Fall of 2020 through the Spring of 2021. As we schedule these new events and select locations in and around Delray Beach, we’ll be using ZAPP for event registration. Events will be listed there for our members and also prospective members and artists from other organizations. The jury process and event application for each show will make it simpler for everyone to participate”. 








DAL will continue with its new “Artists and Easels” events in 2020 throughout downtown Delray Beach. It hosts First Friday Art Walk at SubCulture Coffee on Atlantic Avenue the first Friday of each month beginning at 6 PM. We encourage our League members and members to come, join in the fun and bring one of their artworks to be displayed on their easel out front on Atlantic Avenue.




More pop up locations will be added near Old School Square and on Atlantic Avenue later this month and will be the best place to follow Artists and Easels events. It’s simple to RSVP as a Delray Art League member or as a member. These events are open to all local artists in the community. We encourage artist conversations, meeting new friends and enjoying the Local Arts Community together in Delray Beach!  Best of all it’s Free!

Please email Pamela Lambie at

Sign up and RSVP directly!





We also have a few select outdoor events coming up in downtown Delray Beach at Veteran’s Park on Atlantic Avenue. The dates for the upcoming shows are March 7th &  8th and April 4th & 5th. We will make booth space available for non-members as well. 



Please email Bruce Bain at for more information.




1440 N. Federal Highway    Delray Beach, FL



Please visit the Heart of Delray Gallery on 1440 N. Federal Highway in Delray Beach. The Delray Art League is home to our member artist gallery within the Heart of Delray. We currently showcase over 25 of our local member artists in the member gallery. There is plenty of parking, it’s convenient and also a wonderful gallery to see over 70 professional artists work and meet some of the artists in residency there. Tell Dan the Delray Art League invited you!


For more information:


Ron Rizzi, President

Kathi Stamm, Treasurer

Howard Sherman,  VP


Our Website:





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986





Friends Of Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Hosts Award Winning Fine Art Show Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5th. Free Admission And Parking At Art Show In The Gardens

Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens presents their 1st annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature 45 artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Enjoy the wine bar, 2 food trucks and 4 specialty food vendors, plus: Florida Dance, Drum Circle, Live Radio Broadcasting, Ft. Pierce Jazz Society JAZZ Concert! The Rickie Report shares the details here.











Creator of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Faeirie Forrest



Renown local mosaic artist who completed all of the mosaic bus benches in SLC, along with various mosaic murals in SLC and Martin County. 




The Late HIGHWAYMAN represented by his wife, Gertrude Walker







Robin Lee Makowski

Roni Rottner

Patrice Scott


SATURDAY  1/4/20

Florida Dance and Art Exhibition       10-Noon

Drum Circle with Kevin Beatkeeper   12-2 PM

Dance Theatre   2-3 PM

LIVE Treasure and Space Coast Radio B94.7, 93.7GYL and Ocean 92.1 – ALL DAY

SUNDAY, 1/5/20

ART Awards presented by Mayor Greg Oravec –  11:15 – Noon

Ft Pierce Jazz & Blues Society JAZZ Concert-  Noon-2 PM

WHLG Coast Radio 101.3 – ALL DAY




Wine and Beer Bar

Granny’s Grill and Seafood Truck,

JUGOBOSSFL Smoothies and Acai Bowls, 

The DOJOE Gourmet Coffees

Cray’s Kettle Korn

T’s Glazed Nuts

Mz Perky Cold Brew Coffee



Meet more non-profit organizations and art leagues!

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


“Florida Faces & Places” Photography Exhibit At Center For Creative Education Focuses On Every Day Life Of Florida Residents-Opening Reception July 26

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at the Center for Creative Education presents “Florida: Faces & Places”. The Opening Reception on Friday, July 26 includes a special film presentation, “Florida: Where I’m From”.  This photography exhibit focuses on how local, Florida residents spend each day of their lives.  While a global view relates Florida to beaches, theme parks, and other sunshine baked tourist destinations, these photographs explain what life is truly like for Florida locals.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.







Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927



The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education





Florida  :   Faces   &   Places





Public Reception: Friday, July 26

 6:00 – 8:30 PM

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of Center for Creative Education.  Light Bites and Drinks to be served

The public is also invited to view a special student-made documentary ‘Florida: Where I’m From’ in the Hilton Theater at CCE this same evening.  All in conjunction with Northwood Village’s ArtNight Out!



Special exhibition support by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County



Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibition is open to the public at no charge during regular gallery hours.



Lake Worth Street Painting Festival photo by Adriano Ficarelli





This exhibition is focused on how local, Florida residents spend each day of their lives. A global view of Florida from outside of the state often relates to Beaches, Disney World, and other sunshine baked tourist destinations. This exhibition is an opportunity to explain what life is truly like for Florida locals, day in and day out through photography.





Featuring photography by:



Bruce Bain

Kristin Beck

Melanie Cruz

Gabriella Duran

Adriano Ficarelli

Heidi Hess

Sharon Kaliner

Kalimba Love

Daniel Pichney

Don Schwartz

Anita Seltzer

Ronald Steiner

Sally Stone

Special exhibition support by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County









The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986



Kick Off The Halloween Season With A Scary Art Exhibit And Party October 1st At Galleria Gilda

It’s time to kick off Halloween Season, with a “Scary Art ExhibitOpening Reception plus a PARTY!  Galleria Gilda invites everyone to attend on October 1st. Meet the artists, come for the fun, food and entertainment (including fire dancers)!  Lake Worth is full of ghoulish and artistic surprises! The Rickie Report shares the details!



G A L L E R I A    G I L D A


  LAKE WORTH, FL 33460


Saturday, October 1st


6 – 11 pm  

 “Scary Art Exhibit” & PARTY!


Suggested Donation at the door:  $10.







Names of the lucky artists who are exhibiting:

Bruce Bain, Craig McInnis, Brian Rosen, Criss Gomez, James Bell, Susan Oakes, Lisa Peterson,  Joanne Urban, Susan David, Sandy Friedkin, Bernard Franz, Arlene Sage, Benjamin Kenagen, Ron Seitler, Jerry Buscarino, Manuel Gomez.


For more information:

Galleria Gilda

2211 North Dixie Highway  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561 839-3054

E-Mail General:



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Delray Art League Announces Fall Lineup Of Art Exhibits And Receptions And Invites You to Attend

The Delray Art League offers a multitude of fine art opportunities for Art Patrons and Artists from now through November.  Stop by Delray Beach City Hall, The Milagro Center, Old School Square, and the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. New members are welcome to this active artist networking organization.  Don’t miss the Opening Reception of  “Autumn Rising” at the Milagro Center August 26th!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.




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Our FALL lineup…

Fine Art Exhibits


Delray Art League
New Members Exhibit

Now thru September 16th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, FL

Hours: Monday – Friday   8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission is free.

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Dada Flower by Bob Catan (top)
“At The End Of The Day” by Mike D’Amato (bottom)

Delray Art League
Milagro Center Exhibit

Opening August 26th thru October 21st

At Milagro Center

695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

“Autumn Rising” Opening Reception

 August 26th of 2016  6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

A portion of all art sales will go to raise funds for the Milagro Center & the Delray Art League Education Fund.

Please join us.



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“Church Lady” by Linda Greenwald (top)

“Fiesta Coconuts by Eileen Louvre (bottom)


Delray Art League
Abstract Exhibit

September 1 thru October 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

DALTRR Fall photo 4

Artwork by Sheila Ballaban

Delray Art League
1st Friday Artwalk Delray Beach – September 2nd

Artwalk Gallery Exhibit

September 2nd thru September 29th

At The Artwalk Gallery in the Cornell Museum

51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

DALTRR Fall photo 5

Phoenix Totem by Magnus Sebastian

Delray Art League
Visual Arts of Delray Exhibit

October 1st thru November 26th

At The Gallery at the Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to Saturday November 26th, 2016
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Admission is free.



DALTRR Fall photo 6

Artwork by Moneta



DAL Members Around Town

Bruce Bain is conducting a photography class – Composition “Creating Interesting and Memorable Images” at Jonathon Dickinson State Park on Saturday, September 10, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Contact the Kimbell Education Center at 561-745-5551 for additional information:

Kathryn Barry has been exhibiting & selling her oil paintings of Crested Butte at Mary Picciano’s new Spirit & Soul Boutique in Crested Butte, CO. This summer Kathryn has been painting primarily plein air in the beautiful lofty Rockies.

John Bowen will be at three outdoor art shows this September and October, in Delaware and Virginia. See John at Brandywine Art Festival, in Wilmington, Delaware, on the 17th and 18th of September. Art on the Green, in New Castle, Delaware, on the 24th of September, and Occasion for the Arts, in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the 1st and 2nd of October.

Carolyn Barth has a painting included in the Women in the Visual Arts Exhibition at Palm Beach Cultural Council, 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL, August 13 – October 1, 2016.

Linda Fleischman will be exhibiting at the BluePrint Gallery at Milagro Center at 695 Auburn Avenue, Delray Beach. Her plein air paintings, Rosie’s Palace, The Pavilion & Evelyn Bartlett’s Orchid Greenhouses were painted on location at the Fort Lauderdale’s Bonnet House & Gardens Museum. Rosie’s Palace was the stable for the mule that carried goods from the boathouse to the property. The Pavilion is located on the south end of the estate in front of the pond where Frederick Bartlett premiered his mural paintings on canvas and held social engagements. Evelyn Bartlett’s Orchid Greenhouses were the love of Mrs. Bartlett. She loved caring for her orchids on the estate property. The legend of Frederick & Evelyn Bartlett lives on today.

Andrew Holliman was awarded Special Merit Recognition in Light, Space and Time Online Gallery – “Nature” 2016 Exhibit for his piece “Red and Green McCaw”. The competition was an international event with 814 submissions from 25 countries. Two of Andy’s pieces were selected for The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) Exhibit at the Nathan Rosen Center Gallery in Boca Raton on display through September 9th.  Andy’s work “Symbiosis” is on display at Arts at the Lighthouse and three of Andy’s pieces are hanging in Wellington. “The Road to Summer” in the new Community Center, “Moonlight Serenade” and “Lunar Recital” are hanging in the Wellington City Hall.  
Manny Jomok is exhibiting at Works of Hands Gallery in Maine until Sept. 30, 2016. For additional information: or visit Manny and

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s “Flying Tiger” of Everglades National Park, FL  has been accepted into The Nation’s Most Spectacular National Parks Exhibit opening to the public on August 27th and continue through December 31st, 2016. There will be an opening reception for artists, members and special guests on Friday August 26th, 6 – 8 pm. at St. George Art Museum, 47 E 200 N, St. George, UT 84770

Vicki Siegel will be exhibiting work in “Selections from the Armory Art Center” at the at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, August 26 through October 29. You can see her work online at as well. 

Dee Utasi has an art exhibit entitled “Painted Memories” hanging for the month of August at Cypress Street Station in Abilene, Texas.  She will also be the featured artist at ArtWalk on the second Thursday of the month. She will be painting outside the venue.

Join us:


 Exhibiting Member $40.00 annually;
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00 annually;
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00 annually.
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. Next meeting is scheduled for October 10th, 2016.
Accepted Artwork: 2 D and 3 D Visual Art
Not Accepted: Crafts or commercially reproduced artwork (except fine art photography/digital). Decision is subject to 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.

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Northwood Village Announces “ArtNight Out” Starting February 26: Original Art, Hand Made Crafts, Live Music, Galleries, Shops, Restaurants And More Surprises!

Northwood Village announces “ArtNight Out” starting Friday, February 26, 2016. The event will take place the last Friday of each month from 6pm – 9pm and promises FUN for all!  Enjoy the original art, the hand made crafts, live music and of course, all of the galleries, shops and restaurants Northwood Village has to offer! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!




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Enjoy the Creative Lifestyle of

Northwood Village!



Join us in a new beginning with the

Northwood Village ArtNight Out

Starts Monthly:   Feb. 26, 2016  

6 – 9 pm


Art & Craft Vendors!

Live Music!

Northwood Merchants OPEN for shopping!

Northwood restaurants OPEN for dining!

Win original works of Art or Craft items.

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Handmade Decorative Tiles by Sarita & Marissa Neun

When you shop with a Northwood Village Merchant on the last Friday each month and spend $5 or more, bring your receipt to the information table and you’ll be entered in a drawing to receive a small surprise from one of our amazing vendors!



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Artwork by Robin Carr


Art and craft vendors  (as of press time):

Aliece Bristol
Behind The Sangria:
Bruce Bain:
Kenny Ruiz “MagChop”:
Lawrence Jean-Louis:
Linda Callison
Lynda Zaleski:
Mark Allen:
Melanie Valentine Photography:
Robert Mayes:
Robin Carr:
Sarita & Marissa Neun:
Shelley Costantino:
TALIZMANI (Pamela Shapiro / Jeffrey Aufiero):
Tammy Frand:
Vernice Knight:



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Hand Made Accessories by Aliece Bristol



Music Line up for Feb. 26, 2016:

Jason Hanley:
Joey George:
Mag Ic Man:





If you are and artist you can apply to be a vendor by clicking this link:


Are you a local musician and want to entertain the folks at a future

Northwood ArtNight Out?

Contact Daniel via email:


See you in Northwood Village!



Mark Your Calendars: 

Northwood Village Art Night Out Dates 2016



February 26, 2016
March 25, 2016
April 29, 2016
May 27, 2016
June 24, 2016
July 29, 2016
August 26, 2016
September 30, 2016
October 28, 2016
November 25, 2016
December 30, 2016



Sponsored by the Merchant’s Association of Northwood Village and West Palm Beach CRA

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Contact for more information Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm the City of West Palm Beach Marketing Associate Community Redevelopment Agency: Email: Phone: (561)-822-1554 

Monday – Friday 6pm – 10pm or Saturday and Sundays 11am – 10pm Contract information: Nickie Hennevelt Email: Phone: 561-215-1634





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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Florida looks glorious through the eyes of area artists, according to Ralph Papa

Florida through the eyes of artists is astoundingly beautiful. More than 75 artists in the Landscapes 2012 exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum have captured the vivid colors and diverse scenery of the paradise that many of them call home. The Rickie Report likes that some of the pieces are three dimensional.  Much of the art in Landscapes 2012 brings you into the scene.  This show runs through January 5th, so bring your out-of-town guests with you and enjoy more of Florida than your own back yard!


Landscape 2012 Exhibition

Through January 5, 2013


Ralph Papa will be speaking about the art of landscape painting

December 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Lighthouse ArtCenter executive director Katie Deits, congratulates assistant curator Barbra Broidy on the excellent quality of the Landscape 2012 exhibition and introduces the exhibition’s judge artist and instructor Ralph Papa.  (Photo by Bruce Bain)


Nearly 200 people attended the opening on November 15, at which awards were presented by the juror Ralph Papa. Mr. Papa is an accomplished artist and a workshop instructor at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, as well as president of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild.


“There were so many great works in this exhibition,” said Mr. Papa, “It was really difficult to choose the award winners. I only wish there were more awards to give, as so many artists deserved them.”


Best of Show award winner Quince Quaintance (right) is congratulated by artist and instructor Ralph Papa.  (Photo by Katie Deits)


Katie Deits, executive director of the ArtCenter, also congratulated Barbra Broidy, assistant curator, on the entire look of the exhibition.  “Everyone has commented on the extraordinary quality of the artwork and how terrific the entire show appears,” Ms. Deits said. “The jurying and curation of the show is critical, and the jurying committee and Barbra truly excelled. Displaying 136 works of art, some of which measure more than 10-feet wide, and having a cohesive look is a challenge. We were also pleased that several pieces of art sold on opening night.”

First Place Award Winner in Photograph for “Sunset at Refuge House ” is Melinda Moore. (Photo by Katie Deits)


“Landscapes 2012 is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the beauty that Florida offers and, as much of the art is also for sale, perhaps purchase a piece or two to adorn the walls of their home or office.,” Ms. Deits said. “This also helps to support artists who are working in our area”.


First Place Award Winner in Sculpture for “Double Eye Inlet” is Michael Harris. (Photo by Katie Deits)

The list of award winners are as follows: Quince Quaintance (Best of Show)(Oil on Canvas), Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose (First Place)(Painting, Oil on Canvas), Michael Harris (First Place)(Sculpture), Melinda Moore (First Place)(Photography), Malcolm MacKenzie (Second Place)(Photography), April Davis (Second Place), (Acrylic Painting), Lynn Morgan (Second Place)(Pastel) and Tracey Erickson (Third Place, Painting).  Honorable mentions were awarded to: Bruce Bain, Michael Brown, Rick Lewis, Frances Lynn, Deborah Neuhaus, Jane McIntyre  and Joanne Slattery.

John Ambrose joins his wife Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose, as she proudly displays her First Place Award in Painting for “House of Refuge, Sea View”. (Photo by Katie Deits)


Award were presented to artists exhibiting in Landscapes 2012 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum: (from left) Joanne Slattery (Honorable Mention)(Pastel), Lynn Morgan ( Second Place)Pastel), Michael Harris (Sculpture, First Place), Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose (Painting, First Place), Quince Quaintance (Best of Show), Rick Lewis (Honorable Mention)(Oil on Canvas), Deborah Neuhaus (Honorable Mention) (Oil on Canvas), Bruce Bain (Honorable Mention)(Photography), Melinda Moore (Photography, First Place), Tracey Erickson (Third Place)(Painting), Frances Lynn (Honorable Mention) (Oil on Canvas) and Mike Brown (Honorable Mention)(Photography).  (Photo by Katie Deits)


The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. 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 more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of US Hwy 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 12 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission. 3rd Thursday is sponsored by Meyer Law Firm.


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P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420