Martin Artisans Guild Announces “Summer Salon” At The Palm Room. Opening Reception Is Wednesday, July 1

The Martin Artisans Guild announces the “Summer Salon” in the Palm Room. The public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Wednesday, July 1. Over 20 member artists will display their art, sculpture, glass, and ceramics, as well as wearable art.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to some of the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. This exhibit will be up through August 29, 2020.  All artwork is for sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS!

 

 

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge, ASMA

Jane studied art at High School for Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, TX), California Institute of Art (Valencia, CA) and the Alfred G. Glassell Museum School (Houston, TX). “Being a creative requires being somewhat fearless. Unafraid to make something new and so different no one understands what it is.” Jane was taught by John Mandel and influenced by Douglas Huebler and John Baldessari, to never repeat what has been done – to do new art. Arthur Turner taught her to try multiple mediums, to keep the creative ideas flowing. Her artwork has been exhibited in Solo and juried shows including Times Square, The Musée du Louvre, Lincoln Center, Museum of Computer Art, Mint Museum, Cameron Museum of Art, Fayetteville Museum of Art, World Festival of Art on Paper (Slovenia) and her 911 tribute, “We the People,” in the Library of Congress. She has won competitions at both local and international levels.

 

 

“I Can’t Stop The Rain” by Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

Jane’s new work is represented in the Reflection, Erosion and Alchemy series. Although she has painted moving water for decades using various media, her current paintings are the closest she has come to eliciting the paint to tell her story. Jane uses a mixture of pencil, charcoal, acrylics, latex, glazes, inks, watercolor and digital.  She now combines all of that experience into rich visual stories. 

 

“I’m passionate about the planet, especially the ocean, rivers, and bays. I have a profound respect for the power of water and wind.  Watching my childhood sand castles fall to the continued impertinent rolling in of waves and tide captivated me. It was but a miniature version of what happens all around the globe.  I grew up in a small Texas fishing village that was underwater at the hint of a tropical storm, from there I moved to a North Carolina coastal fishing village that went under water with the lunar cycles. Now, much of the coastal areas of the planet have reason to watch their own erosion, subsidence and the rising tides reshape their world. Jane is a licensed boat captain and lived on a boat with her husband and their dog. They have settled in Stuart where she now has a beautiful studio. She has an obsession for water and watches how it moves and how it sculpts shorelines.

 

MalloBisset

Mallo might have taken the long road to living her dream, but once she sets her mind on something, there’s nothing stopping her.   As a little girl living on the Åland Islands in the Finnish archipelago, she wasn’t too fond of school, and told everyone “I am going to be an artist when I grow up”.   Life got in the way for a while, but after years of hard work and building a successful business, in, 2007 with encouragement from her husband and daughter, that Mallo finally took the time to do what she had always dreamed of doing.   It started with a weekly drawing class at the local Adult Education program.    After just two semesters her teacher, Helen Terry, told her she could make money drawing pet portraits.   Mallo’s earliest work combined her love of animals with her love for the arts.   Having tried drawing, pastels, and watercolors, it was time for oils !  She signed up for classes at a studio located across the street from her own business, so she could be close to work, yet make it easy to get to class every week. This is where her love affair with oils and the palette knife began.   Under the tutelage of Georgia Abood at Alizarin Crimson, she has been working on her craft and has made remarkable progress in such a short time.  Having grown up on an island, and living in Florida for 30 years, with a second home in the Bahamas, it’s not a surprise that Mallo Bisset’s work often features the water and always celebrates the beauty of nature.    As it turns out, that little girl in  Finland  really did grow up to be an artist!  

 

 

 

“Social Distancing” by Mallo Bisset

 

“My artwork celebrates the things that make me happy.  While my subject matter does vary,  I am greatly influenced by my love of color, animals, and nature.  Having always lived close to the sea, water and the color blue seem to be a part of me and often make it onto my canvas.  When I get an idea for a painting and I can’t stop thinking about it, I know it’s time to get to work.  Often it’s these obsessive moments that lead to the best work.    Having tried many techniques, I now paint exclusively using oils and the palette knife.   I love the texture created with the knife.  My method is quick and definitive.  Once I commit to a painting there is not a lot of second-guessing.  I know a piece is done when the canvas is full of color.    The most rewarding feeling is seeing a smile on the face of someone viewing my work and nothing compares to the satisfaction of having someone bring home a piece of my work. Hopefully my artwork makes others happy too.  The studio tour is my FAVORITE event of the year!”  Mallo Bisset  resides in Palm City, Florida http://www.mallobisset.com

 

 

Wire wrapped Circle Pendant by Laura Kay Darvil

 

James Joseph DeMartis

James Joseph DeMartis (1926 – 1996) was an American painter of the post-World War II generation who explored a wide variety of styles and media; but he is best known for his abstract expressionist works.  He was born in Corona, Queens, New York, to working-class Italian immigrants. He received the Purple Heart in World War II for injuries incurred in Belgium leading up to the Battle of the Bulge. During his rehabilitation he began taking art classes. After being discharged, he attended the War Veteran Art Center at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City from 1946-47 and took classes at the Art Students League of New York. After traveling across the US, DeMartis trained for two years at the California School of Fine Arts in Santa Monica, California. A stint in Pacific in the Merchant Marines came next then, DeMartis devoted himself full-time to painting. With funding from the G.I. Bill he left for Europe in 1950, traveling to France and settling in Florence, Italy. He studied painting and art restoration at L’Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze from 1950-54. He participated in several group shows and one-man shows in Italy and Switzerland. 

 

 

Untitled by James J. DeMartis

 

Mr. DeMartis returned to New York in 1956, at the height of the Abstract Expressionist art movement that had New York City as its center. He first settled with his new family in Corona and then moved to Brooklyn, New York. He had a steady stream of grass-roots storefront galleries opened with fellow artists, before opening the Armory Gallery and studio in Manhattan where he worked and exhibited his paintings. He also exhibited in other lower Manhattan galleries and at the National Arts Club. In 1962, he was awarded the prestigious Emily Lowe Award for Painting. Following that with shows at the Ward Egglestone Gallery, ROKO Gallery, Pierantonio Gallery, Artemis East Gallery and Hicks Street Gallery from 1962-68.  He opened the Brownstone Gallery in Brooklyn, exhibiting his and others’ works, while doing framing and restoration until 1988.  Following several one-man shows in Tokyo, DeMartis sold the Brownstone Gallery. He is now represented by his children. 

 

 

Ed Douglas

“I am an eighth generation Floridian. The Florida of my youth was much different than today. Being raised in relative poverty, I was drawn to the outdoors for entertainment. In my free time, I explored the woods, lakes, streams and beaches of Florida. As a young man, I spent countless days and nights fishing the Florida Keys by boat and shore.  Thirty years of corporate life was spent as an executive in insurance claims management. Work took me all around the country and to some parts of Canada but it was really vacation travel that planted the seeds of art appreciation. Visiting the Canadian Maritimes, for example, exposed me to marine settings that were very different from those of Florida. My wife and I were fortunate enough to also travel throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.  While England, Scotland and Ireland were initially on my radar for golf excursions, they also gave me exposure to the unique and moody landscapes of that part of the world. In France I visited the Louvre, Versailles, Monet’s country home in Giverny and many of the museums and cathedrals of Paris. It was my travels through Italy that gave me a chance to study the works of the great masters that are abundantly displayed in the churches, cathedrals and public spaces. All of these experiences helped to shape my perspective as human being and, eventually, as an artist.

 

“Blue Herons” by Ed Douglas

 

 

 

After retirement, I quickly became burned out on 3-4 weekly golf games and was drawn back to my love and appreciation of art. I spent a few years of formal study and work with some highly experienced local artists and teachers. My travels also continued to be my teacher. I spent six months traveling the central coast of California studying the sunsets, seascapes and quaint villages of that part of the country, but now as a fully committed artist. I gradually began to develop my own style. I have found that my creative expression is very much informed by the natural environment of my youth and by my travels later in life.  My work, consequently, tends toward maritime settings and rustic landscapes. My goal is to produce art that is easy to look at, captures the imagination and draws your eyes back time after time. 

 

 

 

“Red Murrini” by Dot Galfond

 

 

 

Torenzo Ganaway

Artist’s Statement :

I am compelled.   I am driven.    I must create!     I see art everywhere. On sidewalks, reflections in storefront windows, shadow designs falling on the ground or embracing the side of a building. I see clouds as moving sculptures.

I produce thousands of photographs. Some, to use as a reference for a painting… others because they tell a story or ask a question and invite me to create a painting.

As an artist, I believe I have a responsibility to also create works of art that bring attention to important societal issues such as chemicals as food additives, toxic chemicals used in the industrialized production of crops, and genetic engineering. I’m also concerned about the current trend in America to whitewash our history in order to oblige the politically correct community.

I feel a deep responsibility and calling to create works of art that reveal and contemplate the beauty in the everyday objects we all find around us in this amazing universe created by God.

Art is everywhere! If you look for it, you’ll see it!

I believe God has created an amazing universe! As God is the original Creator, He created EVERYONE with the ability to create…everyone! If you’re one of the millions of people who believe they cannot create or are not creative, I challenge your belief and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and CREATE something. I believe you can do it! We all start at the beginning. Let the fun begin! Soon…you’ll be seeing art everywhere.

 

 

 

“Summer Breeze” by Torenzo Ganaway

 

 

Torenzo is an internationally known, award winning fine-artist, photographer, and commercial art film producer. A native of Michigan, he majored in illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design. He pursued his own studies in the areas of painting, photography, and filmmaking.After 20 years of creating art, Torenzo abandoned it to confront a personal crisis caused by his alcoholism. As a result of his experience receiving treatment and getting sober, he chose to become a certified counselor so that he could help others who struggle with alcoholism and other drug addictions. When he was able to help a patient achieve a major breakthrough, it was an exhilarating moment! He recalls “nothing I’ve ever created has given me such satisfaction and joy!” It would be another twenty years before he returned to the world of physically creating art.Torenzo has exhibited in national and international shows. In January of 2019, he was selected for the prestigious ArtSynergy/ArtPalmBeach International Art Fair, by Eric Weiss, Curator of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain.In September 2019, two recent works, “Wall Switch, St. Petersburg” and “Obelisk, Bonaire” selected by Jack Rasmussen, Director of the Katzen Gallery, American University (Washington, D.C.) for the Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art.In November 2019, Torenzo was one of 54 artists selected from over 500 entrants to be juried into the prestigious All Florida Art Show by the Martin County Cultural Arts Council. Juror, Ehern Gerhard, Arts Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts in Bonita Springs, FL commented on Torenzo’s piece, “The Last Roundup”, as a work that brings awareness and attention to the toxic chemicals used and found in America’s agriculture, and awarded it Honorable Mention. Torenzo’s ceaseless quest for seeing and creating art is his unconstrained passion. He eagerly awaits to see what the universe offers.

 

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas

“The human figure in all its aspects and conditions is my main source of inspiration. In it, I see the incredible beauty and perfection of creation as well as the raw reflection of our human condition.  Individual uniqueness inspires me. Life affects all humans in a singular way. Our bodies are a journal of our life and an X-Ray of our soul. I find a raw beauty in this uniqueness and my work attempts to chronicle my own personal perception of this uniqueness. The result can be beautiful but can also be intense and even disturbing. Our individual bodies carry the imprints of our lives and our souls. For me form is a vehicle for expressing individual character rather than idealized perfection. Human relationships also inspire me. For this reason, I like making sculptures with multiple figures. I also find inspiration in physical movement. Its grace and its plasticity; even what it may say about our brokenness. That is why I like sculpting dancers and other athletes”.  

 

My work always starts in clay because it allows me to quickly develop an idea into a visual concept. I then may finish the work in clay or evolve to casting the work in bronze or other media. This may take months or even years. I work on many projects at once because they are at different stages of development. I like making portraits, full figure sculptures and reliefs. I don’t follow any particular formula and I don’t sculpt for a particular audience. I do try to be honest and express my true feelings. I leave the psychoanalysis to the psychiatrists. I accept private and public commissions, small to monumental.

 

“Sitting Nude” by Eduardo Gomez Rojas

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas was born in Colombia and moved to the USA as a young man. Eduardo graduated with a BA, in Economics, and an MSW from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where he started sculpting. Later, he completed his art major in sculpture at the University of Arkansas Little Rock and received a post-baccalaureate degree in sculpture.  Eduardo also studied independently under various nationally recognized sculptors.  In 2009 a book was published about his work titled “Eduardo Gomez : Silent Messages”.  This book includes an introduction and artist interview by Art Historian Laura M. Amrhein, Ph.D. This work is available in in e-book format at amazon.com. Eduardo has exhibited in various Museums and international juried art shows and his work is collected internationally. Eduardo has been a sculpture instructor at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida for the last 9 years. His sculpture studio is located in Jensen Beach, Florida where he also teaches privately. Eduardo has completed multiple private and Public Commissions. Two of his public commissions can be appreciated locally at the Distinguished Service Memorial Park in Stuart, FL. 

 

 

Carol Kepp

“Many years ago, I was given a choice, “Music or Art”, and I chose Art!  More than 30 years later, I am still painting. I work in oils with brush and sometimes palette knife to create seascapes, landscapes and florals. My passion is to paint the blues and greens of the sea and I love the peace it gives me. Monet is my inspiration”.

 

 

 

“Seascape” by Carol Kepp

 

 

Carol studied art at the Cleveland Institute Of Art and Cleveland Ad School.  She returned to fine art and is teaching art classes and workshops at the Hobe Sound Fine Arts League Gallery and The Artist Nook in Stuart. “Working with adults that have a desire to find their hidden talent has brought me much joy”.  She studied with Ted Goerschner, a professional artist and teacher, who  influenced her to paint in the impressionist style. The colors of the ocean inspired her to paint seascapes. 

Carol worked on “The Holy Trinity” painted in oil on canvas from 2006 to 2008 for St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Jensen Beach, FL. The painting is 30’ by 9.5’ and was installed above the altar. Five more paintings were done of Saints and the Holy Family completed by 2013. Each of these five paintings were 10ft x 9.5 ft. “This was a project of love for my church”.   Helping People Succeed chose several pieces of her art work for their Florida calendars.   She sells her artworks to collectors in Canada, Italy and the US.  Carol has exhibited in the Abbot Tract Artist Gallery (St. Augustine, FL), Backus Gallery ( Ft. Pierce, FL), The Elliot Art Museum ( Stuart, FL), and the Florida State Capitol Gallery (Tallahassee, FL).  Her work can be seen at Hobe Sound Fine Art League Gallery, and Rare Earth Gallery in Stuart, FL.

Sue Klahne 

Sue is an ocean inspired artist who currently enjoys exploring the many techniques associated with fluid art. Acrylic and resin are her primary mediums used to create aerial views of the ocean.  Much of her work is abstract in nature; however, the ocean, the ebb and flow of tides, wave formation and the many shades of blue associated with the sea can be seen throughout Sue’s body of work.  “I love all things blue and find my inspiration in nature and travel, whether it be to the cold waters of Alaska or the warm waters of the Caribbean. It is my desire that the viewer of my work, experience the calm and serenity that the creative process affords me”.

 

 

“Waves of Hope” by Sue Klahne

 

Raised in Connecticut and relocated to Florida with her family in her early twenties, she is a retired graphic designer, who, prior to raising two children, worked as an Art Director at a local advertising agency. Sue holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a major in Graphic Design. Although trained in a variety of mediums, she loves the chemistry involved in working with acrylic and silicone, which along with paint density and manipulation create interesting abstract pieces.  Working with tinted epoxy resin and a torch, she creates beautiful aerial views of the ocean which rival that of Mother Nature. In addition to fine art, Sue’s creations can be found on her “functional art” which range from ocean inspired furniture to charcuterie boards. Her paintings are largely inspired by the beautiful blue hues of the ocean which appeal to her senses and influence her creativity. Sue finds inspiration in nature and traveling, whether to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the turquoise icebergs of Alaska or cruising the Caribbean.

 

 

Sue has sold her work internationally, in addition to exhibiting locally in festivals, museums, businesses, pop-up shows and gallery settings as well as opening her home studio for the Martin County Open Studio Tour. She is an active member in several local art organizations, including the Martin Artisan’s Guild, Soul Arts Society, and Arts Council of Martin County. Sue is an advocate for Mental Health and Addiction Awareness and aims to break the stigma associated with both. She uses art to maintain personal wellness and often donates percentages of her sales to non-profits such as American Federation for Suicide Prevention or NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). Sue believes God has called her to use the talent He has given her to help encourage and inspire others and give back to organizations which she is so passionate about.  She creates unique pieces of fine art as well as commission work. 

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Chris Kling 

 

“Being an artist is not just my career.  It is an integral part of who I am and is something that I am compelled to do reflecting my interest in boats, water, nature, and the human figure.  I work in oil primarily in a traditional manner but with a contemporary flair through color, composition, value, and application of paint. Color sings to me and I try to use its harmony to connect to others.  I love to paint plein air (on location) landscapes which helps my studio work retain an authenticity that only comes from observation from life.  In my portraiture work, I strive to show not only their appearance but also a part of their personality and when I do this I know it is a successful painting that a family can cherish for years to come. Painting, to me, is reaching out to find the common emotional connection between all of us and life around us”.

 

 

“Boy Voyager” by Chris Kling

 

Chris has received numerous awards from shows for her landscapes and portraiture throughout the U.S. and with the Portrait Society of America. She has received hundreds of commissions for oil portraits and landscapes and her work is in numerous private and corporate collections in the U.S. as well as in international collections. She served as one of the “Florida’s Finest Ambassadors” for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air (2018), and was an Invited Artist in the New Smyrna Paint Out (2018), Delray Plein Fun Fest (2019), and won Best Seascape in the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival (2019). Chris was juried into the AIS 20th Annual National Exhibition 2019 at the Salmagundi Club in NYC , the NOAPS Small Works National Exhibition, OPA Eastern Regional 2019, and the OPA National Exhibition 2020.  She currently teaches Plein Air and Oil Portraiture workshops at The Artist’s Nook in Stuart,FL. 

 

Chris is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and Plein Air Palm Beach. Chris has work in several galleries in Florida and you may see her work on Facebook, at Chris Kling Studio and at her website. Locally she is represented by Palm City Art and Frame and is owner of Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor of Stuart, FL. www.chrisklingartist.com .Email:  cbkling@bellsouth.net, or call 772-678-6949 (gallery), or 772-285-7826 (cell).

 

Sophie Ledemé

Sophie is a French artist born in Martinique, raised in France, and lives in Stuart, FL.Her traditional visual arts training includes several art studios as well as extensive studies at the School of the Museum of the Louvre in Paris, France. These studies profoundly enriched Sophie’s artistic and cultural knowledge and encouraged her travel from prehistoric times to modern times all over the world discovering a vast array of fascinating artistic, cultural, historical, and religious movements.  She owned a professional photography studio focusing primarily on outdoor candid portraits where light and movement played an essential role. Today, Sophie is back to painting with an abstract expressionist bent, bringing a vision of the world that is very colorful, vibrant, animated, sensual, complex and simple at the same time. Her creativity is expressed through the power of instinctive imagination guided by a spiritual connection.

 

 

 

“Ocean Life Happiness” by Sophie Ledemé

 

 

“In the process, I have discovered the pleasure of energies flowing freely.My paintings represent these vibrations of energies, emotions, and the connectedness with all that surrounds us. Colors flow evoking a dance connecting all elements of nature through their vibrations. Even though my art is mostly abstract, it easily brings to mind specific images of underwater scenes, plants and flowers, and the spiritual realm where all things physical originate. The flow of colors and their shapes speak to the soul and takes us to another dimension”.

 

I know a painting is finished when it brings me serenity, harmony and joy because then I am connected to the universe with all its energetic, complex, and sensual glory. Sophie uses mostly fluid media like inks to convey the dance of colors, elements, and feelings that are in perpetual movement. She includes metallics (mostly gold) to highlight the flickering of energies and she uses acrylics and textures for the dimension they add. Matisse and Kandinsky are two of her favorite painters for their colors, shapes, movement, and the overall energy that is so powerful in their work.  Sophie is exhibiting her work in France and in Florida and has sold paintings internationally.  E-mail : soledeme@gmail.com Tel : 772.263.0230   Instagram : @sophieledeme     Website : www.sophieledeme.com

 

 

Sheryl Levine 

 

Sheryl Levine works as a Mixed Media Artist. Her works are of the Landscape, Narratives and Intuitive Art. She is  the owner/designer of Orchid Art & Jewelry Design.  “My artwork is a fusion of traditional media, experimental mixed media, digital images and photography, which has all become a narrative of my life’s journey expressed through my art making. I intentionally allow the viewer to see my creative process. My finished paintings and 3D  works have evidence of layers of transformation with exposed underpainting, drawing and collage. I use mostly earthy hues, and those of nature, with contrast created by the juxtaposition of texture and media. My art is both abstract and representational. The two styles have supported each other like a dance where each takes a turn to lead”.

 

 

“Santa Fe” by Sheryl Levine

 

 

Sheryl most recently participated in the Martin County Open Studio Tour at the Palm Room in January, 2020. She has actively exhibited her work in New York City: American Artists Professional League and Salmagundi Club, Westchester and Putnam County, New York: Paramount Center for the Arts, Gallerie JJENTH, Garrison Art Center, Putnam Arts Council, Brush, Chisel & Lens and Hudson Valley Art Association’s 64th and 65th Annual Exhibitions. In Florida, Sheryl exhibited at the Kennedy Gallery in Key West, Masterpiece Gallery in Boca Raton, Women in the Visual Arts, Artists Showplace Cooperative Inc. and the Lake Worth Art League, Lake Worth. Sheryl also exhibited her work in a two-person show at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville, NY.

 

Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Fashion Institute of Technology and has won awards nationally. In addition to studying at numerous art schools in New York City and abroad, Sheryl graduated with honors from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Hunter College. She received her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Manhattanville College. Sheryl retired from teaching art in Brewster, NY and was named the NY State Art Teachers Association’s Region 7 Art Educator of the Year. She continued to teach children and adults at the Katonah Art Center (Goldens Bridge, NY) where she also acted as Gallery Director of the Anderson Chase Gallery from 2016-2017.

 

Lynn Morgan

“Before I begin a painting, I already have an idea in my head about the subject matter, which is often inspired by photos taken on one of my adventures”.  Lynn begins with a loose sketch using a dark hard pastel, blocks in dark and light shapes with hard pastels, and then washes  over the entire underpainting with denatured alcohol which creates the lovely drips, splashes and patterns that she incorporates into the finished painting. “When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments that need to be made.  I ask myself a series of questions about design and composition.  Does the work convey the emotion I felt when I saw the scene in person?  Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?  Depending upon my response to these questions, I will then make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it”.

 

For Lynn, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies. By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  Lynn loves to travel the world and is considered quite the adventurer by her friends.  Her works are inspired by the sights and sounds of her travels to various parts of the world.

 

 

“Palm Pods” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.  She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting. Lynn took classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis, and Robbie Laird.  An instructor at Palm Beach State College introduced her to pastels.  She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper. In her studies with Margaret Dyer, her style evolved into a looser, more abstract one.  As her travels increased, Lynn began painting landscapes.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Aline Ordman, Jen Evenhus and Tony Allain.  Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works. 

 

Lynn is a full-time artist and a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida Artists Group (FLAG), Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), Martin Artisans Guild, and is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL. 

 

 

Sally Browning Pearson  

“When I saw my first watercolor Painting I was hooked.  Several years of watercolor painting and acceptance in juried shows, brought success and confidence. People then ask me to teach, which terrified me, but the terror soon disappeared and I discovered my second love. Satisfaction and reward come from watching my students “get it” while composing and painting.  Those small “Oh…I see” moments are wonderful.Art is the love of my life.  Watercolor painting is how I express myself.   It is a demanding medium, challenging me one moment and delighting me the next. I love it. Sally has been teaching adults from her home studios, art leagues and condo complexes since 1995.  She has taught workshops at the J.C. Cambbell Folk School (NC), Pocohauntaus Art League (WV) and Greenbrier Artists League (WV).

 

 

“Frangi Pangi” by Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

Sally’s most influential teacher was Eloise Gardner Giles, Dunellen, Florida.  Eloise was taught by Edgar Whitney, (one of the greatest watercolor teachers of our time).  She took lessons from her for two years before she went out on her own to sell her artwork.  Sally’s artwork has been in many galleries in FL and you can only find her on line.  Sally teaches the principals and elements of design as well as the techniques of painting with watercolor.  Sally is a great teacher because she loves what she does and nothing pleases her more that to see you succeed with watercolor!

 

Currently she spends most of her time teaching, but you can make an appointment to buy any of her art work by calling her.  Sally resides in Port St. Lucie, FL.  Email her at sallybpearson@gmail.com772-340-3728  or information about Sally can be found on Facebook, Instagram or on her Blog: sallyspaintings.blogspot.com/. On the blog you will find many photos of her studios and her students working and many of her demos.  Call or email for an appointment or for her teaching schedule.

 

Chad Periman

Originally from Kansas City, MO, Chad has been practicing automotive repair and refinishing from the age of 15 and developed an appreciation of the beauty in things we think of as damaged or broken.  “My contemporary art includes recycled and repurposed sculpture, mixed media assemblage, and photography. The medium is the subject, which speaks as a visual meditation through a mantra of shapes and colors to convey its truth. Subjects are chosen or repurposed with a sense of movement and action, to heighten the awareness of the potential that exists in every object, just as in every person”.

 

“Themes of creation, destruction, loss and redemption resonate with the intimacies of the human existence to explore inspirations including the foundations of western thought, our world today, and visions of the near future. When we encounter the true wonders of nature, the beauty we behold transcends our intellects and reaches directly to our hearts. I desire a similar response from viewers of my work to provoke a re-examination of our relationship to the natural world”.

 

 

 

“Post in Blue” by Chad Periman

 

 

A professionally trained automotive collision repair and custom refinish technician with over 30 years’ experience, Chad attended Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI), 2016. His professional artistry has grown in scope as well as in garnering attention from around the U.S.  He is a member of  Martin County Artists Guild,  Martin County Arts Society, ArtServe (Ft Lauderdale, FL) and is a Founding Member of the Soul Arts Society, Stuart, FL.

Chad’s Solo, group and other juried exhibitions include prestigious venues around the U.S.: The Martin Artisans Guild Summer Salon, Elliot Museum (Stuart, FL), Zolla – Lieberman Gallery (Chicago, IL), University of Indiana (Richmond, IN), Palm Room (Stuart,FL), Continuum 2019 and 2020 (WPB, FL), All Florida Juried Arts Show (Stuart, FL), Blanco +1 at Arts Warehouse (Delray Beach, FL),  Summer Salon 2018 and 2019 (Stuart, FL), Chetola Lake Sculpture walk (NC), The Box Gallery (WPB, FL),  ArtSpace (Port St Lucie, FL), ArtLive 2018 and 2019 (Stuart, FL), Contemporary Visions of the Industrial, The Frank (Pembroke Pines, FL),  ArtFind! (Stuart, FL),  Art exhibition, (Lake Worth, FL),  Art of Association at Lighthouse Art Center (Tequesta, FL),  Avant Garde exhibition at ArtServe (Ft Lauderdale, FL), Reflect exhibition at Art Serve (Ft. Lauderdale,FL) Free On The Inside exhibition at Arts Warehouse (Delray Beach, FL), Notes Music Room – SOLO photography show (Stuart, FL), Evening on Antique Row (WPB, FL), Art Synergy’s  Solar Lawn Art Show (Delray Beach, FL),  Martin County Open Studio Tour (Stuart, FL), Red Eye Untamed Arts Festival, Ft. Lauderdale Art Bravo at Art Serve Gallery (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Art Florida II: Abstractions at The Box Gallery, (WPB,FL), Oxbow Nature Center (Port St. Lucie, FL), and Nest Gen 2016 Bi-annual in Miami, FL.

Contact Chad at:  Perimanart.com    FB: chad Periman (arts) IG: chad_periman Phone/text 352-316-5551

 

 

 

Danuta Rothschild 

Danuta tells us, ” While I am creating my art, I step in a space that allows me to connect to the Universe; to tap into the unknown. My intention is that the viewer will not only see carefully chosen colors, images, shadow and light, but will step with me into the magic of the moment, that they will feel excitement of unplanned surprises that show up on the canvas. The excitement that fulfills me when I am creating”. 

“Connection” by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

Billie-Jo Thomson

 

Billie is an award winning artist who was born and educated in Canada. Billie earned a diploma in fine arts at Central Technical College in Toronto majoring in 3-D. She studied at Emily Carr University in Vancouver. While raising a family, Billie continued to paint and participated in many solo and group shows and garnered a number of awards. Billie, an accomplished mural artist, also completed a number of commissions for both corporate and private clients.

 

In 2010 Billie became a paint coordinator in the film industry, creating the wonderful scenic worlds of notable films including “The Magicians”, “Big Eyes”, “Continuum”, “The Confirmation” and many others. Billie also painted commissioned pieces featured in two Tim Burton films, “Big Eyes” and “Miss Peregrines Home for peculiar Children”.  Billie currently splits her time between Vancouver Canada and Jensen Beach, FL. Billie’s current inspiration is the spirit of the ocean, the skies and the natural beauty of the tropics.

 

“Palm” by Billie-Jo Thompson

 

 

 

Billie shares, ” My life journey has always been about making art. From bronze sculptures and ceramic work to mural painting and visual commissions in the film industry, I have filled my life with art. This process has validated itself for me by earning a number of awards and commissions throughout my career. I am a classically trained visual artist, having completed numerous courses in various institutions in the 1980’s. I now immerse myself in the medium of oil painting as a way to express my vision in a variety of subject matter. My life search has left me in a place where painting elevates my spirit daily and I am able to translate my life experiences onto the canvas in new and uplifting ways”.

 

 Carolyn Walsh

Ceramic artist Carolyn Walsh was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  At a young age,  she was inspired by her Aunt Jean, a ceramic sculptor.  Even though her life took another direction, she always longed to be a working artist.  She became a Pediatric Physical Therapist and a devoted mother of three.  In 2003, she was able to pursue her dream, after all her children went off to college.  She began working and learning at the Pottery of Carlee Weston and Friends, honing her craft for the last 17 years. 

 

“Faces” by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

As a studio trained artist, she taught hand building and began to show her work.  She showed her work at Molly’s House winning a 3rd place ribbon in mixed media and at the Lighthouse Arts Center juried show where she won a 2nd place ribbon in ceramics.  She has also shown her work at the Beanie Backus Gallery Best of the Best Show, Spring Pop Up Show with the Martin Artisan Guild, Summer Salon at the Martin Arts Council,  the Fall Pop Up Show  and most recently the December Art Exhibit at the Palm Room with the Martin Artisan Guild. Carolyn has recently opened her own ceramic studio, My Little Pottery, in Palm City Farms. 

 

 

 

“The Gold Coast” by Curt Whitcar

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Arts Council Of Martin County Invites You To Its Members Exhibit Via Virtual Gallery, June 19 – July 31

The Arts Council of Martin County shares their Annual Visual Artist Members Exhibit available now through July 31, 2020.  Due to Covid-19 health and safety guidelines, the Court House Cultural Center and its galleries are closed to the public. As such, this exhibit will showcase the talented artist of our community via a virtual gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and the links to see this uplifting exhibit! You can get up very close to each item in this exhibit and many are for sale!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County 

Presents:

 

 

 

 

Direct Virtual Gallery link: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/1165218/members-showcase

Or Visit:

 Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/2UUxq6p

 

 

“Fat Minnow” by Robert Moore

 

 

Participating Member Artists:

Leo J. Arbeznik
Kathryn Bell
Lynn Bell
Mallo Bisset
Sally Browning Pearson
Nanette Carton
Judy Coffman
Suzanne Connors
Laura Kay Darvill
Adrienne Davis
James J. DeMartis
Evangelia Deslis
Jann Dobkin Rudd
Sharon Ferina
Thomas Forster
Lois Friel
Dot Galfond
Torenzo Gann
Katie Gianni
Dave Goldstein
Eduardo Gomez Rojas
Maria Gullberg-McCadden
Sharon Mroz Hopek
Rebecca Hose
Carol Hughes
Gisela Hunnicutt
Heather Ivins
Anne Johann
Renee Keil
Carol Kepp
Sue Klahne
Chris Kling
Anita Lamb
Jane Lawton Baldridge
Sophie Ledemé
Angela M. Leggio
Randy Lenna
Sheryl Levine
Barbara Z. Lyons
Debra  Mannhalter
Joseph E. Marmo
Brent McAhren
Maria G Miele
Robert Moore
Amber Moran
Lynn Morgan
Chad Periman
Tom Prestopnik
Mary Lou Pults
Sharon Raab
Patricia Reagan
Ronald Renner
Barbara Schmitz
Patrice Scott
Jordan Silvia
Geoffrey C. Smith
Nancy Smyth Yannetti
Mark Stall
Billie-Jo Thomson
Nadia Utto
Marian Vitale
Lisa P. Young

 

 

 

Questions Contact Jennifer at 772.287.6676 ext 2 or jhearn@martinarts.org

 

About The Arts Council of Martin County:

A private, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, The Arts Council of Martin County is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and private contributions. Its activities include:

  •   Cultural assessment and planning services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the communities the local arts agency represents;

  •   Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities;

  •   Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities;

  •   Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach.

www.martinarts.org

 

 

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Martin Artists Guild Offer “Blue By You” Art Exhibit From The Palm Room May 5 – June 30. View From The Comfort Of Your Own Home

For many artists being at home, spending many hours alone working on their creations, and wearing masks or other protective gear is quite normal. What they are not used to is the inability to have a reception hosting numerous people in order to show their latest art work…  Area professional artists who are members of the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) will continue their shows at the Palm Room at Harbour Bay Plaza in Stuart, but a bit differently.  The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks of the newest exhibit.  You can view them by private appointment or virtually from the comfort of your own home.  The exhibit includes paintings, glass, jewelry, photography, metal sculpture and ceramics all of which were created using various shades of blue. Not allowing any blue moods to take over, the artists have kept up their spirits by focusing on creating new art which they hope to share with the public through this beautiful and dramatic show. We urge you to take a look and remember that cultural arts have kept us entertained and inspired during our quarantine.

 

 

 

 


 

“BLUE   BY   YOU”

 

 

Being Exhibited At:  

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida

 

 

 

May 5 – June 30, 2020

 

FREE

By Appointment Only Or Virtually 

 

 

Between May 5 and the end of June, the show can be seen through the Palm Room windows or by appointment with any of the exhibiting artists. Their contact information will be posted on the doors and is available in the 2020 Martin County Open Studio Tour Booklet and Gallery Guide. All health precautions will be taken including face masks being worn. If restrictions are lifted before the end of June, there may be an artists’ reception held, but none are scheduled at this time.

 

 

 

 

Participating artists:

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Mallo Bisset

Cheryl Cote

Laura Kay Darvill

Diana Rell Dean

James DiMartis

Dot Galfond

Sue Klahne

Alice Laputka

Maria Miele

Lynn Morgan

Alex Murray

Chad Periman

 

 

The exhibit will be shown on the MAG website:

 

www.mcost.org

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

 

 

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(3)C NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

www.mcost.org

 

 

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Continuum Celebrates 7 Years Supporting Arts With New Visual Arts Exhibits, Young Masters, Body Painting Contest, Fashion Show All At Paul Fisher Gallery January 23 – February 1

CONTINUUM celebrates its 7th year, bringing over 70 South Florida artists for the community to experience their talent. Produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC., CONTINUUM PB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located this year at the renowned Paul Fisher Gallery.  In addition to exhibiting some of the best artists from South Florida, Continuum continues to highlight young artists from high schools around Palm Beach County who are pursuing careers in the art world through a program called the Young Masters.  CONTINUUM continues support the No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF), a nonprofit whose mission is to help the artists be sustainable personally and professionally by providing opportunities and services.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details , including the Opening Reception on January 23 featuring singer, CriStyle Renae, the Body Painting contest and Fashion Show on February 1 and more!  Kudos to Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, and Craig McInnis for bringing us this fabulous art extravaganza!

 

 

 

 

 

CONTINUUM  PB  Arts  2020  at  the  Paul  Fisher  Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 23 – February 1, 2020

 

 

A pop up multi-media art fair in Palm Beach County exhibiting regional South Florida artists

 

 

 

 

Paul Fisher Gallery

433 Flamingo Dr.    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

** Due to the mature nature of some of the art work parental discretion is advised **

 

 

For more information about specific events and ticket sales, visit https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

 

 

 

CONTINUUM PB Arts 2020 VIP Opening Night

Thursday, January 23, 2020   7:30 – 10:00 PM 

Featuring: CriStyle Renae 

 

The amazing CriStyle Renae will be performing on opening night and promises to bring the house down. If you were lucky to see CriStyle  this past summer at the Sunset Lounge, she opened up & did background vocal for Angie Stone. However, CriStyle’s performances literally gave the crowd goosebumps. She delivered, and then some. An act you don’t want to miss!

To buy your tickets:  https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

 

 

 

HERE IS THE SCHEDULE:

Friday, January 24  – Artists Award Night 6 – 10 pm

Saturday, January 25 – Young Masters Day  Noon – 9 pm

Sunday, January 26 – Community Lecture Day Noon -2:30 pm

Wednesday, January 29 – Quarter Auction Hosted by Jewelry Jamboree for NMSAF 6  – 9  pm

Friday, January 31  – Music Night  7 -10 pm

Saturday, February 1  – Mélange Body Painting and Fashion Show 4 – 10 pm

 

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS:

 

Abbey Funk

Adriano Ficarelli

Andrew  Hollimon

Ann Friedlander

Anthony Burks Sr

Aphrodite Lutz

Positivity Ary

Barry Seidman

Brigitte Balbinot

Chad Periman

Chad Steve

Cheryl Eggleston

Craig McInnis

Dan Pichney

Deborah Perlman

Debra Yates

Diane Martin Lublinski

Dorene Ginzler 

Eduardo Mendieta

Frances Vye Wilson

Gary Kroman

Giovanna Alvarez

Glenda Green

Harriet Silverstein

Hazel Griffiths

Henriett Michel

Irina Pushkareva

Jahnoi Smith

James Rabidoux

James Sagui

Jane Baldridge

Jay Hatfield

Jen Fisher

Joel Cohen

John Rachell

Kalimba Yancey-Love

Kathryn Adele Schumacher

Katiana Jarbath Smith

Leo J. Arbeznik

Lucia Gomez

Lupe Lawerence

Lynn Doyal

Mallory Vanderpool

Maria Tritico

Mark Allen

Mark Walnock

Mauricio Perry

Melissa Mastrangelo

Michelle Drummond

Michelle Marilyn Trares

Nadia Utto

Nicole Galluccio

Pam Maschal

Renata Rodrigues

Robin Wolfenden

Rosaria Vigorito

Ruth Sharton

Sadesosublime

Sandy Lerman

Scott Jeffries

Shica Hardy

Simon Berson

Suzanne Barton

Victor DiPilato

Walter Johnson

William Villanueva

 

 

MEET  THE  YOUNG  MASTERS:

Adriana Marquez

Aisa Uchimura

Amber Wang

Ana-Gabriella Thomidis

Angela Yan

Catharina Quilis

Jaclyn Cohen

Jane Rousseau

Michelle Serafimovich

Monique Blanchette

Nehemie Perpilus

Body Painting Competition and Fashion Show

Saturday, February 1, 2020

CONTINUUM WPB will be combining the Body Painting Contest & The Fashion Show.  All  four finished  models (painted by 5 different artists) will participate in the fashion show after the body painting portion of the event.

Artists Awards for 2020

 

CONTINUUM PB Art Fair is proud to bestow a variety of awards for visual arts each year that help foster unique and individual artistic growth within our South Florida community.  For the last three years, CONTINUUM has awarded over $9000 in cash prizes thanks to the contributions of our Palm Beach County businesses and arts community.  In 2020, our goal is to award close to $3500 in awards and $5000 in Young Masters Scholarships. CONTINUUM in partnership with NMSAF takes pride in providing fiscal and professional opportunities for artists in South Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Continuum contact:

Trina Slade-Burks    ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC

561-714-6674    continuum@atbfineartists.com

 

About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC:

 

ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.

The ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or https://www.facebook.com/atbfadllc or contact us at 561-714-6674.

About No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF):

 

NMSAF is a 501(c)3 founded 2018 whose mission is to build the legacies for artists from Palm Beach County.  It was established to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable by providing opportunities and services. For more information about NMSAF visit http://www.nmsaf.org/ follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or https://www.facebook.com/nmsaf/ or contact us on 561-714-6674.

 

 

Paul Fisher established his eponymously named gallery in 1990 with his purchase of the Flamingo Building, a 7500sf historic building located near the Norton Museum in the heart of West Palm Beach.  For most of 1990’s Fisher travelled the globe with his friend and mentor Dale Chihuly selling his work and consulting on major projects. Paul was also a protégé of the great Henry Geldzahler and in the early 90’s traveled with him internationally as a Cultural Attaché for the U.S. Information Agency. Upon meeting and marrying his artist wife Irina in 2001, he set down roots and began regular exhibitions. The gallery is known for showing a balance of 20th Century masters and young and emerging talent. Fisher also operates exhibition spaces at the celebrated Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach and in Wynwood Miami at the Ogetti Building. He exhibits at major art fairs as well.

 

 

 

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Soul Arts Society Invites Everyone To ArtFind 2019 Open House Event On Saturday, December 7

The Soul Arts Society invites the public to ArtFind 2019 on Saturday, December 7.  This Open House format on Stuart’s Colorado Avenue brings new discoveries at every turn!  Meet artists who live locally and sell their work nationally and internationally while browsing your favorite shops and stores.  Celebrate Stuart’s newly designated Arts and Entertainment District! The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks!

 

 

P   R   E   S   E   N   T   S:

 

ArtFind2019

Saturday, December 7

5 – 9 pm

FREE

 Refreshments, Demonstrations

 

The Creek District, Stuart, FL

( Colorado Avenue in Downtown Stuart)

 

 

Each participating business will host a different artist including painters, sculptors, and photographers for you to meet and see their work in-person.

Everything from traditional painting to contemporary assemblage to decorative refinishing is represented in this group of sculptors, muralists, illustrators, painters and photographers.

 

Visit the historic 555 Building for an Art Market in the Breezeway, Improv Comedy by TOAST, and more.

 

 

Participating businesses are just as varied as the artists!

 

 

 

 

Thank you and Welcome to these businesses that are hosting artists:

 

 

 

Bangz and Rhetta B Hair Salon+ Nadia Utto
PD/GO Digital Marketing Stuart – Beverly Bevis Jones +Leo J. Arbeznik
Beryl & Co. Jewelers+Mark Stall
The Crafted Keg+Chad Periman Arts
Curtain Design Studio+Jordan Silvia Art
The Gilt Complex +Katie Gianni Art, Colleen North, andMichael Shellenberger
Fruits & Roots Vegan Cafe+ Heather Ivins
Gray GardensDesign & Gallery + Patricia J Reagan
Kling Gallery Wine & Decor+Chris Kling Studio
The Lotus Room – an organic salon+Artistic Flow by Sophie
NOTES Music Room & Wine Bar+HEIDI LEE – Artist
Psychic & the Genie+Corina Pelloni
The Roasted Record+Debbie Craft Dunbar
Rosalind’s FITNESS studios+ Rosalind Neilen
Stuart Art Supply and Studio+Donald Voelker
Wave Hair Color & Design Studio+Sue Klahne, Custom Artwork
Whiskey and Pearls+ Bobbi Twohey, & Friends
Art in the Breezeway:Jennifer Ford, Rick Spisak, J.R. Ringdahl, and More.

 

 

ArtFind 2019 is hosted by Soul Arts Society

Soul Arts Society is a group of emerging artists of the Treasure Coast. Their purpose is creating mutual opportunities to improve as artists and to show and sell their work.  Their spring show, the third annual ArtLive will be held in April of 2020.

 

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/soulartssociety/

 

 

 

 

 

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29 Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show Features Contemporary Artworks At Court House Cultural Center Stuart

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 29 Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show focusing on contemporary artworks.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, October 18 and continues through Thursday, December 19, 2019.  The public is welcome to the exhibition which is on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida. Ehren Gerhard, who served as the juror, will offer a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, October 19. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This promises to be an energetic exhibit that you won’t want to miss!

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County

 Presents:

 

29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

 

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

 

FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 18, 2019

 5:30 – 7 PM

 

 

EXHIBIT DATES:   October  18 – December 19, 2019

 

 

 

Juror’s  Talk  Led  By

Ehren Gerhard

 

Saturday, October 19

11 am

 

 

 

Ehren Gerhard, Juror

 

 

 

 

Gallery hours:

 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday

 Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL

 

 

Artist List:

Laird •  Ashley Aarons •  Mark Allen •  David Axelrod •  Miles Batt •  Enid Blechman     Steven Bradbury •  Evan Charney • Judith Coffman •  Lynne Cohen •  Rosemary Cotnoir   Adrienne Davis •  Christine Di Staola •  Gabriele DiTota •  Georgeta Fondos •  Lois Friel •  Dot Galfond •  William Torenzo •  Gann Ganaway •  Katie Gianni •  TD Glass •  Deborah Gooch •  John Guiseppi •  Maria Gullberg-McCadden •  Marc Hilton •  Nicholas Kalemba •  Julia Kelly •  Chris Kling •  Sarah Knouse •  Shaw Lane • Marilee Lee •  Doreen Lepore •  Mia Lindberg •  Diane Lublinski •  Gail Marcarelli •  Marielle Martinez •  Jane McIntyre •  Chad Periman•  Molly Potter •  Mary Lou Pults •  Irina Pushkareva •  Suzanne Redmond •  Linda Reymore •  Lenore Robins •  Marcella Rutledge •  Nadine Saitlin •  Russell Satterthwaite •  Robert Sena •  Norman Silva •  Harold Silvers •  Ericka Sobrack •  John Stamos •  Chad Steve •  Nancy Tart •  Robin Wolfenden •  Mai Yap

 

“Interregnum” by Linda Reymore

 

 

 

 

Juror, Ehren Gerhard | Biography

 

 

Ehren Gerhard is an arts administrator and educator who calls Cape Coral, Florida home. Since 2014, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University, Art Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs and Director of the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Arts from Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2013, he and his wife lived and worked in southern Spain as cultural ambassadors and language assistants for the Spanish Government.

 

Gerhard has been an arts educator for over ten years striving to increase appreciation for the arts, deepen our knowledge of their history, and place their meaning into context. In his own work as an artist, Gerhard derives inspiration from his surroundings and the natural world. “My imagery depicts an intense encounter with time and place. Working somewhere in-between scientific observation and romantic idealism, my goal is to create a living image that breathes and moves.” Gerhard lives in Southeast Cape Coral where he maintains an active studio, works on his garden and goes on primitive camping and fishing trips as often as possible.

 

In explanation to his varied selections for the exhibit, Juror Ehren Gerhard will outline the regional histories of art in Florida and imbue his deep appreciation for diverse approaches to the artistic process. Guests will be guided through a selection of artworks from the exhibit which both strengthen our foundations in the past and progress the future of art. Conclusions will be explored relating to media, style and subject matter by displaying these varied artworks side by side to create new conversations symbolic of contemporary society.

 

 

 

 

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

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter School Of Art Holds Ceramic Sale On Saturday, April 13, Includes Free Demos

The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art holds its Ceramic Sale on Saturday, April, 13.  In addition to selling functional and decorative creations, the public can enjoy free wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What a great time to buy some gifts for yourself or others! This event is open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse   ArtCenter   School   of   Art

 

 

Presents:

 

 

 

C  E  R  A  M  I  C         S  A  L  E   !!!!

Saturday, April 13

10 am – 4 pm

Enjoy free demonstrations of wheel throwing and hand building 

Free admission and parking

 

395 Seabrook Road   Tequesta, FL  33469

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Creators!

 

Check out what our ceramic artists have to offer:

 

 

 

 

Get yourself or a loved one functional pottery or small sculpture 

 

 

 

Enjoy wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations happening throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm     Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm       Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Continuum 2019 Brings Exhibit Of 80+ Fine Artists, Lectures, Body Painting Challenge, Fashion Show, Auction, Brunch, And Other Art Activities January 10 – 19

 The mission of CONTINUUM WPB 2019 is to collaborate between different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  The curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks and Craig McInnis are pleased to announce that over 80 visual artists will have their work displayed in the former Mac Fabrics Clematis Street location in West Palm Beach.  In addition to 2D and 3D artworks, the public is invited to attend a myriad of activities from January 10 – 19.  Each day will have its own vision, which makes this art fair a unique experience.  All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation.   We are pleased to be a supporting sponsor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

426-428 Clematis Street   West Palm Beach, FL

  (Formerly Mac Fabrics)

 

 

Gallery is Open to the Public  

Free Admission

January 11-19, 2019

Noon – 9:00pm ( unless otherwise stated)

 

 

 

Continuum will also be at ArtPalmBeach January 16-19, 2019

Palm Beach Country Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

Curators of Continuum Left to Right: Craig McInnis, Trina Burks, Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

 

Curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, and Craig McInnis tell The Rickie Report, “We are back in the downtown West Palm Beach area bringing you all the great things that CONTINUUM WPB arts has always provided. Each day will have its own vision that makes this art fair a unique experience. All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation”.

 

 

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS:

Thursday, January 10    

V.I.P. Black Tie Fundraiser Gala: 

No More Starving Artists Foundation

 7:30 – 10:00pm 

 

 

 

Attire: Formal/Cocktail
You are invited to join us at the grand opening of CONTINUUM WPB Arts & charitable fundraising event.
Music entertainment: JM & The Sweets,  DJ  Cole Rippe
Food Provided: by SubCulture Group Restaurants

 

 

 

Friday, January 11

           Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

6 – 10 pm

Artwork by Brian Wood

 

 

Saturday, January 12

       Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Noon – 9:00pm

 

Young Masters of Continuum 

 

 


All day activities for your artists to learn from professional artists.
Age 14-18. Must have Parent consent. Younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Demonstrations.
The presentation will be about fluid acrylics, manipulating the paint with different techniques and tools.
6:00pm Student Art Presentation
8:00pm-Student Awards

 

 

 

Sunday, January 13

         Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

 11:30am – 2:00pm

 

 

Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

Tuesday, January 15

        Artists Lunch & Lecture

 Noon – 2:00pm 

 

Artwork by Tony Curry

 

Wednesday, January 16

   Sponsor this night for a private party!

 

Jewelry by Maria Tritico

 

 

 

Thursday, January 17

      Quarter Auction Fundraiser

 7:00 – 10:00 pm 

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event. A great opportunity have fun, raise money for a deserving charity and win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths. Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.

Join us for the artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
Charitable event to benefit No More Starving Artists Foundation
Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole .

So what do you need to attend?
1) 2 rolls of quarters
2) A few dollars to buy your paddles & raffles.
3) Friends to have a good time with!
4) Self determination that you are going to win!
5) Compassion to want to help a charity!

 

 

Artwork by Jen Fisher

 

 

Friday, January 18

          Live Music and Entertainment

7:00 – 10:00 pm 

 

Artwork by Michael O’Keefe

Saturday, January 19

      Body painting and Fashion show

 5:00 – 10:00pm

Melange presents the Body Painting Competition & Runway Show
Competitors:
2017 & 2018 Champion, Becky Osborne
2015 Champion, Georgette Pressler
Renata Rodrigues
Harold Caudio
Luis Valle

 

 

 

CONTINUUM  2019  ARTISTS:

 

Abbey Funk

Adriana Ficarelli

Adriano Ficarelli

Alvaro Rojas

Andrew (Ana` Alu) Hollimon

Anita Seltzer

Ann Friedlander

Anthony Burks Sr

Antoinette Lashley

Barbara Cheives for Afrasia Design

Barry Seidman

Betty Wilson

Brian Cattelle

Brian Wood

Caren YogaPainter Hackman

Carla Trivino

Chad Periman

Chad Steve

Craig McInnis

Cynthia Simmons

Derek Decker

Diane Martin Lublinski

Dmitri Ivnitski

Dr. Miron Abramovici

Dwight Hoffman

Edrian Thomidis

Eduardo Mendieta

Liz Ghitta Segall

Erin Wood

Evan Charney

Flavio Iryoda

Genie Fritchey

Gerald Chodak MD

Gillian Kennedy Wright

Harriet Silverstein

Hazel Griffiths

Henriett Michel

Irene Jalowayski

Jahnoi Smith

Jamaal “Visualist” Clark

James Rabidoux

Jay Hatfield

Jennifer Fisher

John Frazee

John Rachell

Julia Gabrielov

Kalimba Love

Karen H. Salup

Kat Janis

Kathryn Adele Schumacher

Katiana Smith

Lambarri

Lara Chapman

Lashica Hardy

Leo J. Arbeznik

Lucia Gomez

Lynn Doyal

Manon Sander

Maria Tritico

Mark Allen

Mark Walnock

Melissa Mastrangelo

Mike O’Keefe

Nadia Utto

Nancy Tart

Nicholas Kakavas

Nicole Galluccio

Pamela Boullier Ross

Patricia Levey

Ramel Jasir

Renata Rodrigues

Robert Catapano

Robin Wolfenden

Rosemary Fineberg

Sandy Lerman

Sarah Davis

Scott Jeffries

Stacey Mandell

Suhame Miralles Cantero

Suzanne Barton

Teresa Frazee

Tony Curry

Tracy Guiteau

Walter Johnson

William Finlayson

For more information about Continuum:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Please Join The Free Inaugural ArtFind Colorado Ave Art Walk On Saturday, November 10th . Come To The VIP Pre-Party On November 3rd To Support The RAD Foundation Of The Treasure Coast

Everyone is invited to join in two events around Colorado Avenue in Stuart:  On Saturday, November 3rd,  enjoy the VIP Pre-Party at  Notes Music Room. The small cover charge includes wine/drink, a door prize ticket, live music, food, a silent art auction, art trivia contest, and a chance to meet the artists.  It will benefit the RAD Foundation of the Treasure Coast which brings programs to children and adults on the autism spectrum.  On Saturday, November 10th, everyone can enjoy the free ArtFind Colorado Avenue Art Walk.  See the creative works of over 20 artists who call this area “home”, but who sell regionally, nationally, and internationally.   The Rickie Report shares the details for both events and urges you to give yourself a break – an ART break!  Details about registering for the Pre-Party and the Art Walk are included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Nadia Utto

 

 

 

 

Please  join  us!

 

 

 

VIP   PRE-PARTY 

 

Saturday November 3rd

5 – 8 pm

 

 

@ Notes Music Room

 

 872 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

  772.320.9039   stuartwinebar.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get exclusive access and other perks with a VIP Ticket:

1 Beer or Wine and Assorted Munchies

1 Door Prize entry

Raffle Tickets for Prizes AND 50-50 will be sold during the event

Live Music starting at 8 PM from Bluegrass Trio

PLUS:

Art Auction (bid on a few fantastic pieces!)

“Name that Artist” Trivia

Meet the artists

Preview art work that will be seen at ArtFind

Be eligible for prize raffles and a silent auction for more great prizes

 

Proceeds benefit the RAD Foundation:

 

Helping to provide adaptive sports and recreational programs for families on the Treasure Coast affected by autism and neurological disorders.

 

More information can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/radflorida/

 

 

VIP tickets available here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artfind-pre-party-local-stuart-artists-group-tickets-50430147930

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inaugural   Free  ArtFind   Colorado   Ave    Art   Walk

November  10th

 

 5 – 9  pm

in  Stuart,  FL

 

ArtFind is a Free Event.   We encourage people to reserve a Free Ticket to help our host businesses prepare snacks/drinks for you.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artfind-colorado-ave-art-walk-tickets-51023307085

 

 

We encourage people to start the walk at Notes.

But they are welcome to pick up maps and begin the walk at Notes, Crafted Keg, Gray Gardens, or Kling Gallery and other locations.

 

ArtFind will include 20 businesses on Colorado Ave hosting our 22 participating artists and many will be serving light snacks and refreshments for participants.  All forms of artwork will be on display and available for sale including paintings, sculptures, photography and much more!

 

 

Artwork by Heather Ivins

 

 

The walk is being coordinated by the Soul Arts Society, formed in 2017 of both emerging and established artists who joined together to collectively support, develop, and promote art that “speaks of truths borne from the soul”, and hosted by Notes Music Room and Wine Bar of Stuart.

 

 

 

 

 

Event description:

Join us to walk beautiful Colorado Ave and discover local artists showing their work hosted by your favorite shops and stores.

 

Start at Notes Music Room and Wine bar to get your map.

Meet back at Notes before 9:00 for raffle prizes benefiting the RAD Foundation for children and adults on the Autism spectrum.  

 

 

 

Artwork by Corina Polloni

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Chad Periman

Phone 352-316-5551     Fax       772-286-6849

chad.periman@ffbic.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Free, Two-Day Open Studio Tour In Martin County Features Over 40 Artists And Wide Variety Of Media

The 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour takes place on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  This FREE event is open to the public!  View art creations, art demonstrations and meet over 40 participating artists. Free Tour maps and Tour Guides are available at the Marker 23 Gallery, Arts Council of Martin County, Fish House Art Center, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, Stuart Art & Supply or download our free MCOST App.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to the Martin Artisans Guild! Artists supporting artists and bringing the public to see how it is created!

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  

This FREE event is open to the public!

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

MAP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

 

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR

THIS YEAR THE TOUR MAP HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO 3 SEPARATE MAPS:

 SOME ARTISTS WILL BE SHARING THE SAME LOCATION: 

 

 

 

North County: Stuart, Sewalls Point and Jensen Beach

Alex Murray
Laura Kay Darvil
Julia Kelly
Mimi McCallum
Barbara Lapham: Jensen Art Cottages
Sally Eckman Roberts: Jensen Art Cottages
Karen Leffel-Massengill: Jensen Art Cottages
Jillane Heveron: Jensen Art Cottages
Mia Lindberg
Sharon Ferina
Val Lally- Note address correction tour book
Eduardo Gomez

Mid County: Stuart

Maria Miele Next to Gafford’s Downtown
Jim Dirks: Stuart Stained Glass
Chris Kling: Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor
Rosalind Neilen: Stuart Art & Supply
Sally Pearson: Stuart Art & Supply
Barb Bucci: Stuart Art & Supply ( James J Dimartis Collection)
Cristina De la Vega
Petey Cox: Cristina De la Vega
Shelia Geoffrion
Marc Cohen: Cohen Studios
Lynne Cohen: Cohen Studios
Brenda Leigh
Chad Periman- Note address correction in Tour Guide
Helen Kagan: will need to call at gate for access

South County: Palm City, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound

Kim Rody
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles: with Mallo Bisset
Alice Laputka: Visionary School of Art
Lynne Barletta: Visionary School of Art
Alexandra Trejo: Visionary School of Art/ Martin Artisans Guild Sponsored Student Artist
Geoffrey Smith
Lorrie Goss: Lisa P Young Studio
Lisa P Young: Lisa P Young Studio
Clair Brunetti: Lisa P Young Studio
Duane Hatfield
Deborah Elaine: with Duane Hatfield
Jeffrey Mush: Marker 23 Gallery
Robert Bennett: Fish House Art Center
Jean Gauger: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Suzanne Connors: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Gail Naomi: Fish House Art Center
Sean McGraw: Hobe Sound

 

 

About Martin County Artisan Guild:

Our Mission
Out mission is to organize and promote artists’ Open Studio Tours in Martin County, FL in order to provide the public with unique opportunities to meet artists and explore a wide variety of art forms.

Goals:
To promote Martin County FL as a center of art.
To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original artwork to the public.
To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

Get Involved: 

If you are a Martin County artist, get involved!

If you are interested in sponsorship, get involved! Donations are vital to our growth, as we use them for marketing, events, and public outreach.

If you are just interested in the arts and want to volunteer;    Get Involved!

We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school

 

Our 2018 Tour Sponsors:

Frugal Framer

Arts Council of Martin County

Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor

Red Barn Furniture

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

The Rickie Report

Aya Fiber Studio

Tom Grissman Photography

Junk Dog Salvage

Maneros Restaurant

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986