Announcing New Exhibit Dates At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery Through 2018 And Multiple Calls For Artists

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery announces a “A Full Season of Exhibits” 2017.   2D and 3D creations in all media are acceptable.  The Rickie Report shares the details of: “$5 Dollar, $% Dollar, $5 Dollar” (February), “Crazy Daisies” (March), “The Garment District” (March), “PEEPS” (April), “It’s Not Easy Being Green” (April), “Derby Days” (May), “Birds of a Feather” (May), “Hook Line and Sinker” (June), “Shoe Fetish/Foot Fetish” (July), “Peanuts Rising – Formerly The Male Form” (August),  ” Bread and Roses” (August), “Exotica/Erotica” (September), “The Petting Zoo” – Formerly Cat-O-Strophic (October), “Halloween, Freaky” (November), “2nd Annual Judaica Show” (November), “Set The Table” (November), “2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar” (December).  No fee for art students to apply! Art lovers can mark their calendars now for these event, as artists can see an overview of all of the opportunities to exhibit and sell their work. 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street Lake Worth, Florida 33460

CALL: 215-205-9441

 

Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

 

“UPCOMING EXHIBITS”

ART PATRONS:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

 

 

 

February 17 to March 1:

“$5 Dollah, $% Dollah, $5 Dollah”

 

 

 

February 17 to March 1: “$5 Dollah, $% Dollah, $5 Dollah” This show is being curated by Artiste Extraordinaire, JoAnn Nava. (Your entry fee is $5). Reproduce SMALL replicas of your works on paper, sign and number them. Submit up to 10 reproductions of the same piece- 3 separate pieces or 30 small works of art. This show takes place during Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth. You become part of their collections of fine arts for affordable prices. 3-D artists will be featured in the center of the paper exhibit. Small, affordable pieces ($5). You too will be able to collect some of your favorite artists at affordable prices. No frames. paper only. This is an interactive installation.

 

March 3- March 14:

“Crazy Daisies”

Gallery View

March 3- March 14: “Crazy Daisies” This year we are partnering with Lake Worth’s newest Flower shop, AWE FLOWERS.  The gallery will be filled with floral arrangements. Apply early to assure your place in this show.

 

 

March 17-March 29-  

“The Garment District” (The Rag Trade)

 

Gallery View

 

 

March 17-March 29- A New Show with A New Theme (open to your interpretation) “The Garment District” (The Rag Trade) For all of you who create works of fashion in 2-D and 3-D, this show is for you. If you want to participate in a fashion show during the opening, with a run-way and music, please let us know and we will include you. If your paintings, photos or sculptures use costuming or clothing in any way at all, this is your show.

 

March 31-April 19:

8th Annual PEEPS Show

 

PEEPS Gallery View

 

March 31-April 19: 8th Annual PEEPS Show This annual show is open to all artists, and brought 2600 visitors to the gallery last year. It gets TV and Press coverage….and it’s just for fun. There is a $100 top prize, and four second place prizes given to artists by the PEEPS™ Company. (For those of you who don’t know, PEEPS™ are those little marshmallow candies that used to appear at Easter time, and now appear all year round.) The show is judged by local celebrities and, when he can, by Bob Born, the inventor of PEEPS™. Go to http://cgmspeeps.blogspot.com/   for pictures of the last few years of entries.

 

 

April 21-May 3:

“It’s Not Easy Being Green”


April 21-May 3: “It’s Not Easy Being Green” Earth Day occurs on April 22 this year. This show pays homage to the earth. Jump into this show if you are En Plein Air, conservationists, or activists who want to save this planet. We have invited Everglades artists to join us, as they use their works to save the Everglades. Once again, this title, as all of our titles, are totally up to your interpretation.

 

 

May 12- May 24 :

“Derby Days”

 

Gallery View

 

 

May 12- May 24 : “Derby Days”: This is our show with a “Horse” theme, re-titled. We have a number of equestrian enthusiasts who have been working in our studio, visiting our gallery and asking for works that involve horses. The show is being held earlier this year to reach the equestrian community before they leave the area for the summer.

 

 

May 26-June 7:

 “Birds of a Feather”

 

 

May 26-June 7 “Birds of a Feather”  This show is opened to photographers, painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers and all fine artists who love our feathered friends. Again, if this does not evoke “bird” in you, and you can interpret this in any other way, you works are welcome

 

 

June 23-July 5

“Hook Line and Sinker”

 

Artwork by Jennifer Love Gironda

June 23-July5 “Hook Line and Sinker”We go from the air and tree tops, to the deep blue sea with this show. Nautical themes are what we anticipate, with lots and lots of fish and sea creatures. Once again, if this does not evoke “fish” in you, you can interpret this in any other way. 

 

 

July 7- July 19:

“Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish”

Shoe Fetish Gallery View

 

July 7- July 19: “Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish” This proved to be last year’s favorite show among our patrons who purchased more works than in any other show of the year . We like adding some levity to the hot summer by introducing the foot theme into our mix. Let’s get some pictures of these works into the gallery a few weeks early so we can get some more TV coverage on this. We want to bring the shoe loving crowds into the gallery to purchase your works. Last year some retired shoe manufacturers came into the gallery to buy.

 

August 4-August 16:

“Peanuts Rising”

 

 

Artwork by Bea Doone-Merena

August 4-August 16: “Peanuts Rising” formerly known as “The Male Form” We are repeating this successful special request exhibition. As in the past, this special show came from artists who felt slighted by the creations and shows that mostly feature the female form. They wanted equal time We welcome your interpretations.

 

 

August 18 to August 30

” Bread and Roses”

 

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August 18 to August 30- ” Bread and Roses” in honor of Women’s Equality Day. The title, “Bread and Roses”, came from the 1912 Laurence Mill strike where women fought for their rights, asking for raises for bread, but for roses in their lives as well. This exhibition honors women, their contribution to the world and to art. Just being a woman in the arts (with or without a message) brings honor to the exhibit.

 

September 1-September 20th

 “Speak Their Names” Revisited: A Special Invitation Show

 


September 1-September 20th- “Speak Their Names” Revisited: A Special Invitation Show.

 

 

September 22-October 4:

“Exotica/Erotica” formerly called, “The Naked Truth”

 

Artwork by Pedro Gabriel Antonio

 

September 22-October 4: “Exotica/Erotica” formerly called, “The Naked Truth” We are always happy to repeat this show again and again, and think our new title will refresh our audience. This is a wide open topic that can be interpreted as broadly as you wish.

 

October 6- October 18:

“The Petting Zoo”

 

Artwork by Gin Blische

 

 

October 6 – October 18: “The Petting Zoo” formerly know at the Cat-O-Strophic Event: This wildly popular was all about cats, and now, all other animals. Cats of every shape, color and kind, and their brothers and sisters in the animal kingdom. We will again reach out to all of the animal rescue venues, pet shops and veterinarians as we publicize this event.

 

October 20-November 1

“Halloween, Freaky”

 

Gallery View With Artist Yury Lobo

 

 

October 20-November 1: “Halloween, Freaky” replaces the Annual “Day(s) of the Dead” Lake Worth is now doing “Day of the Dead,” so we thought we would encompass a wider range of the Halloween Scene this year. This event brought purchasing patrons into the gallery long after the exhibit was taken down.

 

November 2- November 15

2nd Annual Judaic Show

 

Gallery View

 

Thursday, November 2- Wednesday, November 15: 2nd Annual Judaic Show. We plan this show to occur over a month before Hanukkah so that works can sell in time for holiday giving. Our annual Holiday Bazaar will include Judaic works, as well. If you create Judaic works of any kind, help us build this show. Last year many congregations began to visit us. We anticipate growing numbers each year.

 

November 17 to November 29:

“Set The Table”

 

 

Friday, November 17 to November 29: “Set The Table” In time for Thanksgiving, this show will feature you interpretation of the theme, on the walls, and table settings with accoutrements in the center of the front gallery. You have a year to come up with product for the tables. We will be advertising his as a “trade” show for small coffee shops and restaurants, as well as for families who want to include tables settings as part of their businesses or homes.

 

December 1-January 3

2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar

 

Gallery View

 

 

December 1-January 3 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar: Limited to 30 Artists (Including those artists in the gallery and studio.) Gift items for the season. This show sold thousands of dollars worth of gifts in 2016.

 

 

 

And for the rest of the season, we will turn the front of the gallery back to the member artists. If you are a 3-D artist , please consider joining the gallery (and/or) our new studio. Members do not pay fees to be a part of our special exhibitions. It is part of the membership. Write for an application and we will forward it to you.

 

 

As you look over our shows, and titles, remember: The works are YOUR interpretation of the topic.

 

We have added some new shows and new ideas for 2017

 

 

Artists Applications:

 

This year our application fee is $35. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, you application fee is $25 per show.

Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.

Questions? Call or email Joyce
215-205-9441
Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

Application Form for Multiple Exhibitions

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“Pick Your Event(s)”
(For Early Entries- Duplicate this Form for each entry)
Phone 561 588-8344 E-MAIL cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org
or mail: CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460
We suggest 2 entries per artist- We may accept up to 4 if less than 40 artists participate in a show:

Please PRINT legibly!
Name__________________________________________________________________________
Address________________________________________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone___________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

 

 

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________________________
Description__________________________________________________________________________
2. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________________________
Description__________________________________________________________________________

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.  Works must arrive at the gallery on the dates mentioned on each individual “call to artist” that will be sent out- Always the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the show. Works MUST be picked up on the last day of the show- All works picked up late are subject to a $5 a day storage fee.

SIGNATURE________________________________________DATE__________________

 

 

 

For more information about these events:

Email Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street Lake Worth, FL

561.588.8344 or 215-205-9441

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

How to Market Your Art To Galleries

If you have been wondering how other artists arrange for their artwork to be shown in galleries, this is your opportunity!  Under the auspices of Arthouse429, Ilene Gruber Adams and Rickie Leiter will present “The Art of Marketing Your Art” in a two-part series.  Pre-registration is required.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

The Art of Marketing Your Art

presented by

Ilene Gruber Adams and Rickie Leiter

at

ArtHouse 429 in Northwood

Session 1: October 23 | 7 – 9 pm

Session 2: November 13 | 7 – 9 pm

429 25th Street

West Palm Beach,  FL 33407

561.231.0429

 

 

IleneArt of Marketing Your Work Print

 

Learn….

What are galleries looking for

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Marketing your work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

To sign up or get more details contact Ilene :  ileneadams@gmail.com

To  register:
http://www.ileneadamsinc.com/#!the-art-of-marketing/cecc 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

OSGS Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Public Reception

It’s time to celebrate the 1st anniversary of OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery Studio! For this special milestone, The Rickie Report takes a close look at what makes this gallery such a beacon for art buyers, art lovers and artists alike. In this article we celebrate the artists and the initiatives of owners Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla.  Stop by during their Open House! Details and interview are here.

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz Smykla Gallery Studio

 

Invites You to Celebrate

Friday, March 28th   6-9 pm

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Currently on exhibit at OSGS are: Ilene Adams, Dianne Bernstein, Claudia Bloch, Sheree Blum, Marie-Claude Desorcy, Gail Erickson, Luke Gardner, Jeff Green, Henri Louis Hirschfeld, Irene Jalowayski, Helen Kagan, Robin Kimball, Ian Levinson, Lew Mayer, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Molly Potter, John Rachell, Jim Rigg, Tim Rivers, Julie Roberts, Elayna Toby Singer, Ebba TinWin and Steve Wallace.

 

 

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TRR:   As OSGS celebrates its first anniversary opening in Northwood, can you take us through the process from your initial thoughts to actually opening?

Evelyn:

 

It comes as a surprise to both Jonathon and me that the year has sped by so quickly.  It seems like only yesterday we were contemplating the thought of a gallery and working together on the project.  Where to begin, cost, location, and business plan were all questions we posed to each other and our spouses.  This was, after all, a family affair and one that would impact us all.  Evelyn just hit retirement and Jonathon was at a crossroads with his professional outlook.  This new venture seemed to fit our paths.

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Months prior to my retirement from the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals kept me very busy with the idea of a gallery.  With a masters degree in Library Science specializing in archives and conservation, I had already worked in a business library as well as corporate, special and university libraries.  I had researched the venture we would be undertaking and knew that selling art would not be easy.

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We both knew that we had something special to contribute to the world of art.  Jonathon holds the masters degree in landscape architecture from Auburn and worked with firms in Montgomery, Atlanta and West Palm Beach.  He also created his own art (painting, rock posters, screen printing and photography), exhibited in several galleries, and accepted commissions (his art even appears on race cars!).   Before becoming a librarian I earned my undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Alabama.  I painted and created fiber arts.  My knowledge of modern art is so extensive that years ago on a visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art I even discovered that one of Rauschenberg’s works was hung the wrong way!

 

 

 

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Showing no fear and only enthusiasm we set forth the task of doing our research on what it takes to run a gallery in today’s market.  With tenacity, love of art, empathy, and courage mixed with fearless wonder we did our leg work.  We read such books as Making It in the Art World: New Approaches to Galleries, Shows, and Raising Money, by Brainard Carey.  We did our literature research by reading articles, looking at multiple business plans and contacting SCORE here in West Palm Beach.  We trained with a custom framer and attended workshops to learn and hone our skills in custom framing.  We visited several different locations, in particular, those that Jonathon felt had the most potential for creative arts and growth.  We joined the Chamber of Commerce and took advantage of the many workshops and lectures as well as opportunities for networking.

 

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Still, art is a hard sell, and takes a lot of creativity and working in tandem with artists and the art community.  So while we located our current location and went about the business of renovating the space, Jonathon went to work on our web page and social media.  I took on the arduous task of getting licenses, security, insurance and tax needs necessary to run a business, as well as teaching myself how to operate an online bookkeeping system.  We did our homework and researched different operating contracts for exhibiting artists before deciding on what we felt would be beneficial to both the artist and us.

 

Teacups by Robin Kimball

Art is not only a ‘hard sell’ but we opened our doors when the economy was (and is still is) suffering from the economic downturn.  The business model we developed has worked for us so far.  We are still a ‘new’ business and it will definitely take more time to establish our roots, but we are on the right path.

 

We started our space with an empty shell that needed a lot of work.  After making a number of renovations and improvements, we designed many floorplans before deciding on a one that worked best for our spatial experience.  Our end result matched our vision within the walls we had.

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Eventually we got to a point where we needed to send out ‘calls to artists’  that may want to exhibit with us.  We have been very fortunate in having talented artists approach us and allow us to exhibit incredibly excellent diverse art.

 

The Rickie Report was crucial in shining a light on our new venture with artists across the Palm Beaches.  That was really an early cornerstone of our success.  Without The Rickie Report we would not have been able to bring talented artists into our gallery in such a short period of time. Those artists provided a lot of feedback and insight that we took seriously and used to help build our vision as well.

 

 

"Irish Beauty" by Diane Bernstein

 

TRR:  How have you integrated into the community?

Jonathon:

The idea of giving back to others is not new to us because we are suddenly business owners.  Our family has always given back in many different ways.  The online art auction we sponsored in February with all proceeds benefitting Place of Hope is a recent example.  Our artists supported us and donated beautiful pieces to the auction.

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Last summer we initiated Bring Your Own Chair Lecture Series (BYOC).  This initiative offers free lectures by our exhibiting artists to the community in order to learn more about art, different mediums/techniques, and what it takes to create, experiment, and have fun with art, either through educational training or self training.  Through BYOC we’ve made art more approachable and not so far fetched to the community.

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ArtSynery was another way we integrated into the community in our first year of business.  Aside from our individual artists and exhibitions, ArtSynergy allowed us to reach beyond the Northwood Village corridor.  We cannot put into words how exciting it was for us to have been a direct part of ArtPalmBeach. That our gallery and our exhibited artists were awarded a prestigious opportunity to exhibit in that art fair!  That was followed by seeing more of our artists represented in the American International Fine Art Fair.

 

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We worked very hard with the other gallery owners in Northwood to reach new goals and to establish Northwood as an art destination for West Palm Beach.   We helped establish the Second Saturday Art Walks as well as our own gallery exhibitions.  Essentially we’re not just juggling our own business affairs but also helping to see that Northwood turns the corner and becomes something better as well.

 

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TRR:  What are the most important things we should know about OSGS?

 

 

  • We are here to share the experience of beauty, creativity and wonder.
  • We hope to bring joy and pride to the community.
  • We are neighbors and friends to all that enter or pass our doors.
  • We want OSGS to be a venue where artists can exhibit their works to further their exposure.
  • We want the community to know that we Custom Frame for the Public!!!  Yes, this is a priority for us as a business because it brings in critical funding for OSGS to stay afloat.  Persons have come in for framing and walked out with art from our gallery.
  • We work hard to find new ways to bring exposure to both OSGS and Northwood Village.  We are a young business and we are trying new things, most of them for the first time.
  • We encourage any artist looking for gallery representation to contact us.  We consider every artist that approaches us.

 

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TRR: What are your goals for the coming year?

 

  •  Slow and steady is our mantra.  We know baby steps is the best way to move forward.
  •  We would like to offer more receptions, continue with our BYOC summer lecture series, continue to offer our assistance to non-profits, and expand our framing business.
  •  We want to continue to work on our gallery and be proud of what we have accomplished together as a team.  
  • We want to connect art with other businesses in Northwood.  Merging food, art, fashion and the like will be the best way to ensure positive growth — make each and every day the best day to shop and dine Northwood.

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TRR:  Is there anything else you want to share with our readers?

 

We come from a long line of service providers, dream makers, and putting others first, so keep an eye on us.

Something to keep an eye on – Our Website!  We are currently revamping our website and hope to launch the new version OSGS 2.0 within the next few weeks!  It will include all you need to know about OSGS and our exhibiting artists but we will also be offering purchasing options on all items currently on exhibit through the website.  www.OSGSart.com

 

 

As always, ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow each and every step as we grow well into the future.  Stay up-to-date with all of OSGS events.
…And We Custom Frame for the Public!!

We are always looking for artists seeking representation.  Please email us if you are interested.  We have options for exhibition space and reception opportunities.

 

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223   e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Welcomes Elayna Toby Singer to Meeting

The Rickie Report hopes you will bring your friends and neighbors to this month’s Wellington Art Society meeting.  Elayna Toby Singer will be speaking and showing a presentation about Art in Public Spaces.   We have seen her present before and highly recommend you attend.  You will gain a better understanding of how art pieces are chosen, why, and how they are paid for.  This is government working at its best as a partner with the arts.

Wellington Art Society announces its monthly Membership Meeting featuring a presentation by Elayna Toby Singer.

 Wednesday, October 10th

in the Grand Cypress room

at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd Wellington,FL

 Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30pm and there will a raffle that is open to all attendees.

 

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The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with a presentation at 7:30 by Elayna Toby Singer, of Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places. She will be speaking about the program and how to apply to Calls to Artists.  

The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program is managed by the Facilities Development and Operations Department of Palm Beach County.  The mission of the program is to provide art that compliments public buildings, parks and plazas; creates a sense of place and enhances community identity; improves the design quality of public infrastructure; and contributes to the missions of the county departments where projects are sited.

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  • Provides administrative and technical support to The Palm Beach County Public Art Committee.
  • Manages the installation of all artwork in and on County property.
  • Administers the Palm Beach County Artists’ Registry.
  • Expands the traditional definitions of art and broadens understanding of public art benefits through community education

 

This year, WAS will also present ArtFest on the Green, a 2-day event with artist and vendors from around the county.  The event will be held January 5 and 6, 2013 at the Wellington Amphitheater.  More information and applications are available at wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available at the Open House if you would like to become a member.

 

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in the western communities.  For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org, wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com  or call Ilene Adams  at 561-346.0172.


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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291