Downtown Stuart Kicks Off Festival Season With 
18th Annual Craft Festival Showcase

The 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival takes  place October 21 – 22, with nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation! 
The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which produces some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 and 22

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

Kelly Tract’s  “Pelican Regatta”

 

Residents can enjoy the pre-snowbird fall season while perusing thousands of handcrafted-in-the-USA items. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste. 

 

Dale Cantrell’s Antler Shed Wind chime with natural polished stone, agate and crystals

 

 

With prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000, there is truly something for everyone that is handmade and affordable. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.

 

 

Scott Jone’s Conch Lamp

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

For additional information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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

15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival Offers Holiday Shoppers And Craft Enthusiasts A Stress-Free Venue At The Ocean

The 15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival takes place on November 12th and 13th. Shop handcrafted leather goods, paintings, photography, personalized products, glassworks, and much more– all made in The USA! A Palm Beach favorite, this craft festival is not to be missed! Stroll along the scenic A1A in Juno Beach and shop handmade fine crafts that suit every budget, while visiting with some of the nation’s best crafters. Get a jump start on holiday gifts at this fabulous Free event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and features Lonee Cataldo (Candles), Suzanne Connors (Fiber Art), Anthony Gargiulo (Sculpture) and Sarah LaPierre (Painting and Wearable Art).

 

 

15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean

Saturday, November 12

&

Sunday, November 13

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address:

14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

 

 

Free and open to the public

www.artfestival.com     561-746-6155

Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club

 

 

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Suzanne Connors
Fiber

http://www.ayafiberstudio.com 

I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. After trying many different mediums, I always return to fiber and textile art.  As a seamstress and a designer, textiles have always intrigued me; especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.

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Hand Dyed One of A Kind Scarf by Susan Connors

 

What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations and patterns that are only revealed at the final step. The magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes!  It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! Like opening a Christmas Gift! Another thing I love about fiber is that there are no “mistakes”!  It is just like life; everything is always subject to change, and the mistakes lead to growth in my art.  The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I typically use African Adinka symbols as inspirations in my batik prints and create my own stamps.  I am always learning new techniques and experimenting with them. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah LaPierre
Painting

http://www.sarahlapierre.com

 

 

Thick paint is a collection of work created by award winning artist Sarah LaPierre. Palette knives and heavy bodied acrylic paints provide the full textures and vibrant colors that are characteristics of her style. Sarah gains her inspiration from the beautiful sceneries throughout her home state of Florida, with special focus skyward. Her late father, artist Joseph LaPierre remains the strongest influence in her creative ventures.

 

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Painting by Sarah LaPierre

 

 

Sarah’s artwork can be found globally in the homes of her many patrons, brightening the walls of professional offices and businesses, as well as locally through gallery events and showcases at fine arts festivals throughout south Florida.  Sarah’s wearable art and high end fashions were recently seen on the runway in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Gargiulo
Sculptures

http://www.sandhillcranesculpture.com

 

Anthony Gargiulo has been making sculptures for many years, mostly birds of Florida. His sculptures include egrets, herons, sandhill cranes, shore birds and many others.  They are made for outdoor display using composite materials,  wood or metal. Special requests for positions or size are welcomed.  Mock-ups are made for customer approval before the finished sculpture is made.

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Sculpture by Anthony Garguilo

 

 

 

 

Lonee Cataldo
Candles

http://www.blueflamecandles.com

 

 

Blue Flame Candles are handmade with meticulous attention to every detail. We use a soy-blend wax, cotton wicks and no added dye. What sets Blue Flame apart from other candles is exceptional fragrance. Being true luxury candles, they have amazing fragrance throw and a slow, beautiful, complete burn.  Being a connoisseur of richly fragrant luxury candles and getting tired of paying exorbitant prices for them, I set out to learn how to create them. It took a great amount of work, many months of research, and hours of daily testing before my benchmark of product excellence was achieved.

 

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Handmade Blue Flame Candles by Lonee Cataldo

 

 

In October 2009 Blue Flame Candles was born. Today, Blue Flame is a true family run company. My daughter Madylyn does the pouring, while I do the labeling and all other tasks related to running Blue Flame.  We continue to test new waxes and oils to maintain the standard of superior quality that Blue Flame clients appreciate and expect.  I exhibit at art & craft shows throughout Florida from Oct. thru May. During the hot summer months, I’ll be in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For additional information on the 15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean or other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country:

www.artfestival.com

 561-746-6615

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

!VA! , A Communal Exhibition Of Altars Celebrate Day Of Dead At Armory Annex

The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.  The Public Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5th, is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.  The Exhibit is available from November 5 – 25, 2016. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

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1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-832-1776

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

¡Va! – A Communal Exhibition of Altars

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

 

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Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-832-1776

 

 

“Latino culture…is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. True, there is as much fear in their attitude as in that of others, but at least death is not hidden away: he looks at it face-to-face, with impatience, disdain, or irony.” —Octavio Paz
The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

Opening reception is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or events offered by The Armory Art Center:

armoryart.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Celebrate The Arts In Delray Beach October 29 and 30th At 3rd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival

The Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival returns October 29th and October 30th with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. Enjoy this two-day outdoor juried  fair showcasing a full spectrum of art and craft media. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces you to Joseph Ferris (metal), Finny Lazarus ( one-of-a-kind jewelry) and Ira & Sue Lances (wearable art).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual Delray Marketplace

Art & Craft Festival

 

 

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
10:00 am  – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

14851 Lyons Road in Delray Beach, FL

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Full spectrum of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • Free art giveaway
  • Free admission

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

 

Joseph Ferris
Metal Art

 http://www.artisticweld.com

 

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

Joseph first began working with metal in 7th and 8th grades during metal shop classes in school. Instantly his talents were recognized. His instructor encouraged him to enter the Michigan State Industrial Arts competition with a custom designed three-piece table set, which he built from hand formed steel. He did so, placing First in the Regional Competition and went on to place Second in the State competition. In High School, Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill reached new and exciting levels. 
Joseph went on to Western Michigan University taking on heavy class loads of drawing and industrial design courses along with a strong emphases in physics, mathematical theory and equations which he uses daily in the creation of his art.

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

 

These early experiences and training created the foundation which led Joseph to become the successful artist that he is today. Joseph has received numerous awards from prestigious art shows around the United States. He has been commissioned to do indoor and outdoor large metal sculptures as well as unique custom metal wall art and custom sculptural furniture for Private Collections, Corporate Buildings and Galleries. 
Joseph utilizes a variety of metals and materials to create unique and unusual metal sculptures and sculptural metal wall art. Living in Florida has brought to his work the use of color, which he incorporates in his already exciting pieces.

Finny Lazarus
Jewelry

 http://finnysjewelhouse.yolasite.com

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

Finny is an exhibitor with jewelry including cut, drilled, and set gemstones, SouthSea & Freshwater pearls, hand knotted 14k gold and sterling silver. All pieces are one-of-a-kind. Finny has participated in many of Howard Alan Events’ art festivals, and her booth is very popular with returning clients!  Finny’s wearable art will become your family’s heirlooms to treasure.

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

 

Ira & Sue Lances
Fiber

Ira & Sue Lances of Staten Island, New York began making wearable art back in 1980. As the items became more artsy, Ira & Sue felt the need to start selling their one of a kind jackets and scarves at Arts & Craft shows throughout the country.  At many of the venues they have been awarded as recipients of many awards for their unique designs. At this time, the Lances are looking forward to sharing their one of a kind fabrics using several techniques. One of the techniques is called Handmade Chenille this process leaves us with a fabric which is reversible.  

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

The fabric is made at the singer machine and it includes 4 layers of rayon fabrics, stitching them together then coming back and cutting thru 3 of the layers leaving one tone layer, which is the lining.  Another technique, Lace Chenille, is a process in which they start out with threads, fine cording and by recycling the scraps of rayon from the reversible jackets. They take the fibers and stitch them together, offering an open webbed or lace-like look to.

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

 

 

Working in Appliqué technique is very lightweight and sometimes done on a sheer fabric.  Thin strips of rayon are sometimes edged using the pearl stitch machine while manipulating the fabrics to create a design they are appliquéd onto. All of the jackets and scarves have lots of color and texture and can be worn day into evening.  Everything created by Ira Lances is also machine-washable and dribble too!  If you are interested in pieces, pricing or are thinking of having a customized piece just contact us for further details.

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information on the Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Popular Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival Returns To Delray Beach Tennis Center

Stop by the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and meet some of the newest artists and crafters on the scene!  Enjoy original crafts, unique gift items, functional art, decorative art and explore the Green Market over Memorial Day Weekend. Take advantage of the Free admission on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29th with easy access parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details and focuses on the intricate handmade jewelry of Holly Merton and the sensual bath accessories of Eyra Caldera.

 

 

 

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19th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

 
May 28 – 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Delray Beach Tennis Center in Downtown Delray Beach

 Atlantic Avenue & SW 3rd Avenue

Navigational Address:

201 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

 
To Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy

 
Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

The 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival returns to the Delray Beach Tennis Center Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 – 29, 2016. An eclectic array of unique works of art and handmade crafts will be on display and for sale as well as affordable gift items priced to suit all budgets. The 150 nationally recognized artists and crafters showcased during the event welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and artistic techniques. A Green Market will offer exotic plants and orchids, body products, gourmet spices, jams, dips, spreads and much more. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market offering a wide variety of quality plants, dips and gourmet items
  • Variety of craft media including: folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass

 

 

EYRA  CALDER

 

www.moonlightradiance.com

 

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“Handcrafted natural soaps are one way of protecting our self from harsh chemicals that contaminate our bodies and our precious environment not because of their handcrafted nature but because of the carefully selected natural and bio degradable ingredients ……our product’s superiority comes from small batch production which enables us small cottage producers control the quality of our products with our own hands and eyes.”

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HOLLY  MERTON

 

http://www.hollyberrydesigns.com/

 

 

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Holly Merton’s jewelry designs speak volumes about her artistry and patience.  You can see by these few examples of her work, that Holly’s  expertise with wire wrapping, viking weave and finding just the right stone for the best possible setting is held in high regard.

 

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For more information:

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/19th-annual-downtown-delray-beach-craft-festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/385936768269675/

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

 

For additional information on the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cornell Art Museum Features Museum Store Artists During Delray Affair

As Downtown Delray Beach gears up for the 54th Annual Delray Affair, April 8-10, The Cornell Art Museum will extend its popular Museum Store outside, under tents, in front of the Museum entrance. The event takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday! The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and highlights the artists who are taking part.

 

 

 

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Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 33444
Http://OldSchoolSquare.org
561.243.7922

 

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Delray Affair

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 8-10.

Friday and Saturday: 10 am-6 pm

Sunday:  10 am-5 pm

Over 500 booths will include artists, crafters, businesses and a variety of culinary favorites to keep you fueled to shop!

 

 

STOP BY THE

MUSEUM STORE

AT OLD SCHOOL SQUARE!

 

 

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The store includes fine art, jewelry, wearable art, candles, soaps, cards and hand-crafted items in glass, wood and ceramics by 50 local, regional and national artists.

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Store artists include:

Tanvi Asher, Steve Blackwood, Jared Bonaventura, Mary Canuso, Joshua Carter, Tim Carter, Soy Co., Reed Dixon, Alene Egol, Karen Eskesen, Barb Fernandez, Natalie Gagliano, Tiny Gang, Noah Garbarino, Juliana Gatto, Marusca Gatto, Colleen Glazer, Mike Goldberg, Carla Golembe, Linda Greenwald, Irma Haroon, Tara Heal, Claudia Henao, Orlando Ibanez Gravini, Melanie Johanson, Amanda Johnson, Pat Kaufman, Tara Kaufman, Stephanie Knecht, Anthony Kramer, Deb LaFogg, Lily Larson, Jeni Licata, HomeStyle LLC, Anita Lovitt, Patricia Maguire, Ann Monthei, Patti Nielsen, Barbara O’Connell Montgomery, Ralph Papa, Sally Petrillo, Missy Pierce, James Rabidoux, Ingrid Schindall, Magnus Sebastian, Marti Seligman, Ronald Shaw, Lee Simon, Lianna Slater, Kathy Spalluto, Jerilyn Stone and Dale Wynne.

 

 

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“Juxtapose in Black” by Karla Walter

See the Cornell Art Museum’s current exhibit, “WILD”, a group show featuring contemporary works by internationally recognized artists who have interpreted and celebrated the beauty and wonder of the natural world. This exhibit is on display through April 17th.

 
Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for over 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Delray Beach Welcomes Back Popular Craft Festival March 5 & 6

A wide array of fine crafts, handmade functional art, as well as unique and affordable gift items will be for sale during the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival, March 5 – 6, 2016.  This is the perfect place to find stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and even a gift for yourself without breaking the bank! Each artist will be present,  answering questions and talking about their craft.  Everything is handmade in the USA.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus highlights Stephen Moser’s pet products and Lonee Cataldo’s candles.  

 

 

 

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19th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday, March 5th

&

Sunday, March 6th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

Navigational Address:

330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

 

 

 Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy

 

 

ADMISSION:

Free and Open to the public

 

 

 

On Saturday and Sunday, March 5 – 6, 2016, the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival brings Original Handmade Crafts, Functional Art plus Unique & Affordable Gift Items to 4th Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.  North and South of Atlantic Avenue will be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase with original handcrafted art and affordable gift items. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.

 

 

Stephen Moser – Dog Products
http://www.maxxdoggtoyz.com/

 

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Stephen Moser tells us, “The ad in the paper said: 2 1/2 year old Male Golden Retriever, Must Go to Single Man. This is the classified I responded to 11 1/2 years ago when MAXX and I joined forces.  At that time I saved his life and years later during the midst of depression he returned the favor. Max was abused and had turned into a biter, but with patience became the best friend I’ve ever had.  One day while working in the wood shop, trying to keep busy and rid myself from a cloud of depression, MAXX came through the door carrying a 4 foot long twig in his mouth. He dropped it at my feet and forcefully said, “WOOF!” I looked at him, laughed and said, “That’s not a stick, I’ll make you a stick.” And so I did!”

 

 

 

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“I walked out into the yard, picked up a piece of rough sawn lumber and brought it into the shop and put it through my saw, shaped it for a comfortable grip, and then on a whim I cut slots in the end (not knowing what that would do). Maxx was still watching me and when I finished making the stick, He seemed to know exactly what it was and who it was for. He went NUTS!  Laughing all the way into the neighbor’s lot, I threw the stick, heard the whistling noise (in the air) and the clacking noise (on impact) and the rest is history.  Because of the specialized sound that they make when they whirl through the air, and the clank that they make when they land on the ground, this is the perfect way to go out and play fetch with your blind dog”.

 

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber arts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass

 

 

 

 

Lonee Cataldo – Candles
http://www.blueflamecandles.com/

 

 

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Lonee shares, “Blue Flame Candles are handmade with meticulous attention to every detail. We use a soy-blend wax, cotton wicks and no added dye. What sets Blue Flame apart from other candles is exceptional fragrance. Being true luxury candles, they have amazing fragrance throw and a slow beautiful burn. Delicate soft light and enchanting scents have the power to transform your state of mind. Whether you want a clean bright scent to lift you up, or a warm earthy fragrance to help you unwind, we have the perfect candle for you.

 

 

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“Being a connoisseur of richly fragrant luxury candles and getting tired of paying exorbitant prices for them, I set out to learn how to create them. It took a great amount of work, many months of research, and hours of daily testing before my benchmark of product excellence was achieved. In October 2009 Blue Flame Candles was born. Today, Blue Flame is a true family run company. We continue to persistently test new waxes and oils to maintain the standard of superior quality that Blue Flame clients appreciate and expect”.

 

 

 

 

 

For more details:

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/downtown-delray-beach-craft-festival-march

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1508452869469558/

 

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For more information please contact 561.746.6615

 or visit:
www.ArtFestival.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cornell Art Museum At Old School Square Hosts Museum Store Trunk Show On Black Friday Weekend

The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square will host a Museum Store Trunk Show during Black Friday Weekend. Start your Black Friday weekend shopping at Old School Square! The Cornell Art Museum has invited their Museum Store artists to participate in a Trunk Show, Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 27th, 28th, 29th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Rickie Report urges you to support local artists and as you will see from some sneak peeks and details in this article, they are being sold nation-wide and world-wide!  Plus, mark your calendars for the First Friday Art Walk on December 4th!

 

 

 

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Black Friday Weekend Trunk Show

Friday, November 27th

Saturday, November 28th

Sunday, November 29th

 

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561.243.7922

 

 

 

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Cornell Art Museum Store

 

 

The Cornell Art Museum Store is a perfect place to find that unique gift for someone special! 50 area artists participate in the store with fine art, jewelry, wearable art, candles, soaps, cards and hand-crafted items in glass, wood and ceramics.

 

 

 

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Cornell Art Museum Store Features Hand Turned Wood Pieces

 

The Trunk Show will feature 20 of these artists with expanded inventory to give shoppers a great selection!

 

 

 

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Wearable Art, Jewelry, Handmade Fused Glass

 

 

Store artists include Debra Acquilano, Tanvi Asher, Steve Blackwood, Jared Bonaventura, Mary Canuso, Joshua Carter, Tim Carter, Soy Co., Reed Dixon, Karen Eskesen, Barb Fernandez, Natalie Gagliano, Tiny Gang, Noah Garbarino, Juliana Gatto, Marusca Gatto, Colleen Glazer, Mike Goldberg, Carla Golembe, Linda Greenwald, Irma Haroon, Tara Heal, Claudia Henao, Orlando Ibanez, Melanie Johanson, Amanda Johnson, Pat Kaufman, Tara Kaufman, Stephanie Knecht, Anthony Kramer, Deb LaFogg, Lily Larson, Jeni Licata, HomeStyle LLC, Anita Lovitt, Patricia Maguire, Ann Monthei, Patti Nielsen, Barbara O’Connell, Ralph Papa, Sally Petrillo, Missy Pierce, James Rabidoux, Ingrid Schindall, Magnus Sebastian, Marti Seligman, Ronald Shaw, Lee Simon, Lianna Slater, Kathy Spalluto, Jerilyn Stone and Dale Wynne.

 

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Handmade Ceramics, Soaps & Body Lotions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring your friends and make a day of it in downtown Delray Beach!

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UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES–

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

 

 

First Friday Artwalk

December 4th    6-9 p.m.

First Friday Artwalk is an open house for the galleries in downtown Delray Beach. Start your evening at the Cornell Art Museum! Admission is free; enjoy complimentary light bites and cash bar. Meet featured glass artists, Claudia Henao and Marusca Gatto. Then make your way to other art galleries along Atlantic Avenue, in Pineapple Grove and in Artists Alley.

 

 

 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

2nd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival Slated For October 31st & November 1st

The Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival returns October 31st and November 1st with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. There will be a FREE Art Give-away!Many exhibitors will be donating proceeds from the sale of their “Pinktober” items to breast cancer research. This popular destination in West Delray, just west of the Turnpike on West Atlantic Avenue, will once again host this two-day outdoor juried street fair showcasing a full spectrum of art and craft media. Admission is free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

2nd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival

Saturday, October 31st

and

Sunday, November 1st

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Delray Marketplace off West Atlantic Avenue in West Delray Beach

Navigational Address:

9025 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida ‎33446

Free and open to the public

 

 

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Howard Alan Events will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.  

 

 

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Special “Pinktober” pearl necklace by Finny Lazarus

 

 

 

A wide variety of original art, handmade crafts, as well as affordable unique gift items will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. All artists and crafters will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to meet patrons and art enthusiasts.

 

 

 

Festival patrons will be able to register for the free art giveaway featuring a participating artist. The winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show.

 

 

 

American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events bring many art and craft festivals to Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts and the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, which are both consistently ranked among the top 100 best shows in the country by Sunshine Artist, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows.

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  •  Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Full spectrum of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • Free art giveaway
  • Free admission
  • “Pinktober” fundraiser

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

 

For additional information on the Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Popular Fall Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Stuart Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A wide array of handmade art and crafts as well as unique and affordable gift items will be showcased at the 16th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair, October 17 – 18, 2015. Many exhibitors will be featuring items in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and donating a portion of their sales to breast cancer research. The exhibitors will line Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart and be present for the duration of the event. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs. Admission is free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

16th Annual

Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, October 17

&

Sunday, October 18

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs 

Free and open to the public

 

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“Pinktober” sales will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center

 

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Pinktober Artist, Jodi Crespi

Offers Artistic Accessories

www.pjarttags.com

 

 

 

This year, Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.

 

 

 

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Michael Weber – Watercolors – Port St Lucie, FL
http://www.weberwatercolors.net

 

American Craft Endeavors, the producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring a number of festivals to historic Downtown Stuart each year. These highly anticipated art events are popular because of the vast array of quality handmade items and art on display as well as the number of leading national artists and crafters showcased at each festival.

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Biege – Underwater Photography – Jupiter, FL
http://www.jeffbiege.com

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program
  • Free and Open to the public

 

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Tess Dirienzo – Glass Art – Fort Pierce
http://www.lizardkey.com

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information on the 16th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291