Stuart’s Premiere Art Festival Slated For February 27 and 28 Features Unique Handmade Fine Art And Crafts

On Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th, Stuart’s premiere art festival, produced by Howard Alan Events, Ltd. will offer a wide variety of artwork in an outdoor gallery setting.  Downtown Stuart will be transformed, as you walk the streets to see the eclectic art exhibits, meet the artists and artisans who create the functional and decorative art and enjoy live music.  This is event is Open to the Public and Free to attend.  The Rickie Report highlights Marijke Benedict (Clothing), Smadar Livne (Painting) and Lesley Reich (Pottery) and shares the details here.

 

 

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26th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

February 27 – 28, Saturday & Sunday

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

 

On February 27 and 28, 2015, the 26th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival takes place. Over 250 artists from the U.S. will transform Osceola Street in Historic Downtown Stuart into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork. Enjoy an eclectic array of art in a myriad of media and styles as well as unique gift items. 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994 – Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It is free to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

Festival patrons will be able to leisurely explore the exhibits set up along downtown Stuart starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, down to Haney Circle and continuing on Osceola to Denver Street and down to Detroit Street. The artists will all be present for the duration of the event and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and creative process.  The exhibitors are selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse artistic media and the highest quality of original art. Only the finest local and national artists are accepted to this fine art festival.

 

 

 

 

Featured Artists:

 

Marijke Benedict – Clothing
http://www.stijltd.com

 

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Handmade Clothing by Marijke Benedict

 

Marijke got her initial inspiration from her family. Her father was a Tailor in Amsterdam who suited the Queen of Holland. Her mother’s family was in show business, and Marijke remembers the awe she felt as a child for the beautiful costumes she saw.  Once Marijke’s own creative juices began to flow, combined with the technical skills she learned from her father, the seeds of Stijfselkissie were planted.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handmade Clothing by Marijke Benedict

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “We always provide clothing that is comfortable, constructed with beautiful fabrics, timeless cuts, superb craftsmanship, and are totally individualized at a reasonable price. All garments are pre-washed and pre-shrunk, and they will “grow and shrink” 20 pounds with you. Most pieces can go in a washer and dryer, are great for traveling, are mix-and-matchable, easy fitting, flowing, figure flattering, and very COMFORTABLE”!

 

 

 

Smadar Livne – Painting
http://www.smadarlivne.com/main.html

 

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Painting by Smadar Livne

 

 

Smadar Livne, an award-winning Israeli born artist, creates unique and exciting works at her studio in Owings Mills, Maryland. Educated at Haifa University, Smadar has degrees in fine art, literature, and architecture. She has continued her education of philosophy through Baltimore Hebrew University.

 

 

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Painting by Smadar Livne

 

 

 

 

Portraying scenes from her life and learning is what gives Smadar’s work an edge. The work contains short stories, poems and philosophical observations. Her works are vibrant and exciting, expressing the joy that Smadar sees in life.  Bold, bright colors in a multi-level composition with fabric, paper, and embedded photographs, create a pentimento effect that is both a visual and tactile experience. Smadar’s work incorporates historic images in a contemporary style.

 

 

Lesley Reich – Pottery
http://www.potterymountain.com/

 

 

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Porcelain Bowl by Lesley Reich

 

 

 

 

Lesley studied with Professor Hui Ka Kwong at Douglass College and worked with Janka McClatchey, a well-known potter in Ann Arbor, MI. While her early pieces were functional stoneware, she moved on to porcelain.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Using porcelain is a lot like throwing stiff cream cheese. Many of my bowls and vessels are translucent, and they are all trimmed so they are light, thin, and well-balanced, making them a joy to use. By combining jewel-tone oxidation (electric fired) glazes and applying them on the pure white porcelain, I achieve unusual, striking combinations”.

 

 

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Porcelain Bowl by Lesley Reich

 

 

 

“I found a way to merge my love of words (I was a journalism major at Douglass) with my love of pottery, and developed a line of wheel thrown bowls, vases, and vessels with hand-lettered inspirational messages. This led to a body of work that embraces my philosophy of life. I use my own words, as well as those of my friends, historical figures, literary and other public figures, and that great prolific author – anonymous. I also enjoy doing, and even encourage, custom work to create the perfect piece for your special person or occasion. In addition to writing in English and the romance languages, I have made special orders in Hebrew, and even Sandscrit. Finding just the right saying for each of you gives me great pleasure. Together we can create functional heirlooms to be used today and cherished forever”.

 

Lesley has exhibited and sold her work in galleries, department stores, juried shows and shops nationwide. Her pieces are part of the White House Ornament Collection and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum and numerous collections around the world.

 

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission
  • Historic downtown Stuart – starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, down to Haney Circle and continues on Osceola to Denver Street and down to Detroit Street
  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 250 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs.

 

For more information:

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/downtown-stuart-art-festival/artist

https://www.facebook.com/events/800429423374302/

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information on the 26th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Hotworks.org Presents: 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks from the upcoming Hotworks.org  6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™!  There is art all around us!   See Art!  Love Art! Buy Art!  The event takes place January 24th & 25th, 2015 in downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Admission is FREE to this family friendly event.  Stop by the “Budding Artists” Competition to see local talent from middle and high schools in Palm Beach County.  Kudos to Patty Narozny, Show Director and Coordinator, for bringing art education to the streets.

 

 

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6th annual  HotWorks.org

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ 

Saturday, January 24th

and

Sunday, January 25th

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

FREE Admission

Downtown Boca Raton

Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

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Mixed Media by Robert Bery

Part of the Hot Works’ family of events, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ has earned a reputation for quality art in a relatively short period of time. Celebrating its 6th annual event on January 24 & 25, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ has already been voted one of the top art shows in the nation.

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Parking :

Parking is available at various metered street parking, HSBC Bank, 1st United Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.

 

 

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Fiber by Adriana Rangel

The event focus is visual arts, diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among young students. This art fair is juried by art professionals who have a combined experience of more than 140 years. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. You will see more than 150 artists with all discipline are for sale including sculpture, painting, glass, clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, photography and more. There is something for everyone.

 

 

 

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Mixed Media by  Sip Tshun Ng

 

 

 

Woodwork by Farley

Wood by John Farley

 

 

While there, be sure to visit the Budding Artists Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19, located in Sanborn Square Park. As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, this budding artist competition offers students the opportunity to create their original and personally handmade art as they begin to learn the rules of being part of professional art fair. There is $250 in Budding Artist Awards, sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., the 501c3 non-profit arm of the art fair.

 

 

Glass by Karbler

Glass by Kit Karbler

The art fair is located on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road and in Sanborn Square Park. Show hours are 10am to 5pm daily.

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!

See You There!

More info Visit www.hotworks.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

HotWorks’ 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Is Sure to Please

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ presented by Hot Works will take place on January 24 & 25, 2015 in downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Patty Narozny, the Show’s Producer has more than 30 years of experience in the art fair and art exhibition scene.  This Show has been voted one of the top art shows in the United States!  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you’ll enjoy the professional artists as well as the special “Budding Artists Art Competition”. Admission is FREE for this family friendly event!

 

6th annual HotWorks.org

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Saturday, January 24th

and

Sunday, January 25th

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

FREE Admission

 

Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

 

 

 

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Parking :

 

  • Parking is available at various metered street parking, HSBC Bank, 1st United Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.

 

Wearable Art by Bradford

Wearable Art by Bradford

Important Facts About This Show:

 

  • Juried by art professionals with a combined experience of more than 120 years
  • Produced by, Hot Works, an art fair organizer with a national & standing reputation
  • Show Director Patty Narozny has more than 30 years of art fair and event experience
  • Focus is visual arts, diversity & community enrichment
  • 175 Artists of all mediums for sale
  • paintings, sculpture, glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, more
  • Meet the Artists who are in the Art Show
  • Voted as one of the top Art Shows in the Country!
Jewelry by Holeman

Jewelry by Holeman

Important Show and Traffic Details:

· The art show will take place Saturday and Sunday, January 24 and 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

· The location will be Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

· Federal Highway will be closed to vehicular traffic between those two points from 1 p.m. Friday, January 23, until 10 p.m. Sunday, January 25

· Traffic will be diverted to Dixie Highway for the period of time Federal Highway is closed

· Event move-in begins Friday, January 23, at 3 p.m.

· Federal Highway/U.S. 1 will re-open no later than 10 p.m. Sunday, January 25

Painting by Bennett

Painting by Bennett

The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. is the 501c3 non-profit arm of Hot Works™

 

Its focus is visual arts, diversity and community enrichment. As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Budding Artists Competition for grades 6 to 12 or ages 9 to 19 encourages students to create their original and personally handmade art. Young artists are inspired to submit their original art to be publicly displayed at the “Budding Artists Art Competition” tent the entire weekend. There is $250 in Budding Artists Art Awards.

Kinetic Sculpture by Beckman

Kinetic Sculpture by Beckman

 

 

 

 

Glass by Wilbat

Glass by Wilbat

 

 

 

 

 

 

More info Visit www.hotworks.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

Hotworks’ Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Announces Budding Artists Competition

Hotworks’ Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Announces its Budding Artists Competition.  All work is original and personally handmade by the artists participating in the show. It has been voted in the top 100 art fairs in the country. The Budding Artist competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries.As part of our commitment to include art education in the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ and the community, a youth art competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the event.  Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, young artists are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. This competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. The Rickie Report urges adults reading this article to SHARE it with youths in their family, neighborhood, schools and houses of worship.  This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage our future artists!  The information and application are here.  Cash prizes.

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Presents 6th Annual

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

 

January 24 & 25, 2015

 

 

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show is free admission and free parking.

 

Downtown Boca Raton

 

Call for Budding Artists

 

Ages 9-19 or Grades 6-12

 

 

Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2014

 

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Hotworks Budding Artists, 2014

 

 

 

The 6th Bi-Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 focuses on visual arts, diversity and community enrichment. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is a feast for the eyes and is juried by art professionals, with a combined total of more than 120 years’ art experience and education. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist participating in the show. It has been voted in the top 100 art fairs in the country. Included and showcased for sale is art in all discipline including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a professionally produced fine art fair by a show director with a national standing and reputation.

 

Best of Show, Mixed Media Savion Cohen

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artists Best of Show, Mixed Media Savion Cohen

 

 

The Budding Artist competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries. There is $250 in cash awards provided to four winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon. Criteria for judging the youth art is on technique/execution and originality, which is similar to the criteria for the judging of the professional artist awards. As art programs are being dramatically cut and eliminated in schools nationwide, the need for such initiatives is made even more relevant.

 

 

Patty Narozny, Hotworks and Show Promoter presents Budding Artist Awards, 2014

Patty Narozny, Hotworks and Show Promoter presents Budding Artist Awards, 2014

 

On Sunday, January 25, 2015  at 3pm under the “Budding Artist Tent”, the Budding Artist awards will be announced and presented. Photographs of the winners and other youth art participants will be taken.

 

 

Hotworks Budding Artist Bonus Award Juan Andres Contine, Painting

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artist Bonus Award Juan Andres Contine, Painting

 

 

 

Budding Artist winners of 2014 were:

 

One $100 Best Budding Artist:

Savion Cohen, Mixed Media, Age 14, Dreyfoos School of the Arts

 

 Three $50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:

Jessica Pan, Painting, Age 15, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Taylor Medeiras, Panting, Age 16, Park Vista High School

Kirsten Kelly, Painting, Age 15, Dreyfoos School of the Arts

 

One $25 Bonus Budding Artist Award to:

 Juan Andrés Contin, Painting, Age 5, St. Jude Catholic School

 

Hotworks Budding Artists Award of Excellence, Kirsten Kelly, Painting

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artists Award of Excellence, Kirsten Kelly, Painting

 

 

The deadline for youth art entries is December 1, 2014. Now is the time to start thinking about and creating the art work you want to enter for the show!

 

Hotworks Budding Artist 2014, Award of Excellence, Taylor Medeiras, Painting

Hotworks Budding Artist 2014, Award of Excellence, Taylor Medeiras, Painting

 

 

A Budding Artist art application is available at www.hotworks.org. Please mail applications to PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230. The application fee is $3 per entry; with up to two entries per student accepted.

 

 

 

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artist , Jessica Pan, Award of Excellence, Painting

Hotworks 2014 Budding Artist , Jessica Pan, Award of Excellence, Painting

 

 

 

 

Budding Artist Application:

 

 

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See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

 

 

For more information please visit   www.HotWorks.org  or  Email: Info@HotWorks.org and Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director   941-755-3088

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

See Art * Love Art * Buy Art * at Hot Works™ Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

When is an Art Show more than just a outdoor gallery?  When Patty Narozny includes an education component for emerging artists – the children of the community!   Hot Works™, LLC and Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc produces  The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™  which is ranked #68 nationwide with 2012 Art Fair Source Book.   The Rickie Report has shared Calls to Artists not only for adults but also for children in the Boca area.  We hope you will stop by  and see a wide range of creativity  January 25th and 26th!  More details are in this article.

 

 

Hot Works™ Presents:

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 25 & 26, 2014

 

10 am – 5 pm Each Day

Downtown Boca Raton, on Federal Hwy./US-1 at Palmetto Park Road

Why Buy Original Art?

SEE ART * LOVE ART * BUY ART

See YOU There!

 

 

 

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There is something for everyone, with all price ranges,

plus free entertainment, great food and children’s art activities!

 

Kids! Join JM Lexus and help paint a car! Get your hands dirty and see what it is like to have some fun painting a Lexus with your hands! It will be your chance to be an artist at the show!

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™  will take place  in downtown Boca Raton; on Federal Highway/Historic US-1, between N.E. 2nd Street and Palmetto Park Road, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park. For GPS purpose, please use address 71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432. 

 

Federal Highway/US-1 will be closed on Friday, January 24, 1:00pm until Sunday, January 26, 10:00pm, between N.E. 2nd St to Palmetto Park Road. Traffic will be diverted to Dixie Highway for this short period of time that Federal Hwy./US-1 will be closed.

 

 

 

Art lovers are invited to attend the event on Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26 from 10 am-5pm daily. Free admission.  There is plenty of patron parking at various metered street spots, 1st United Bank, HSBC Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.

 

 

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The Institute for the Arts and Education, Inc. (IA&E), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Its mission is dedicated to enhance artistry and community enrichment through promoting and educating fine arts and crafts among artists and students, of all age groups and diversity, and the general public.  IA&E implements ways to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of arts.  We help teach communities how art work is made, and further enhance the involvement of the community with our events.

 

 

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The Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is juried by art professionals who have an art education and art fair artists back ground. Patrons can expect all work to be original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. There are all forms of discipline for sale to the public including sculpture, paintings, clay, glass, fiber, wood, photography, jewelry, and more. There is something for everyone, with all price ranges. In order to attract the best artists, there is $1,500 in artist awards.

 

 

On Saturday, January 25, Mark Forman will judge the event based on technique/execution, originality, and booth presentation. IA&E works nationwide to keep the buy/sell/import out of the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™, as this is creeping into many of the best juried fine art and fine craft shows on a nationwide level.

 

 

Youth Art Best Of $100 Prize Maggie Boswell, Drawing

 

A critical component of the IA&E is the invitation to encourage young artists from surrounding area to compete to have their art work displayed in the community. Invitations for the Budding Artist Competition are sent to numerous local grades 6-12 programs. Participants have the opportunity for the public to view their work as well as having it judged by professional artists in the show.  There is $250 in Budding Artist Art Awards.

 

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To help educate the community, there are ongoing art demonstrations by artists at the shows who exhibit their specialized mediums that develop into fine art. This interaction between professional artists and the community provides an invaluable experience for everyone involved. The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. works to encourage creative expression and artistic excellence, and to expand public awareness, appreciation and acquisition of fine art and crafts.

 

 

 

For more information about Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Show™, email info@hotworks.org, visit the website at www.hotworks.org, or call 941-755-3088.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ by Hot Works™ Features Master Clay Artist, Gail Markiewicz

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ by Hot Works™ is coming Jan. 25-26!   Show Coordinator, Patty Narozny delivers high quality fine art and crafts as well as a “Budding Artist” exhibit for children grades 6 – 12, which is a large part of Narozny’s integrated education efforts.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share more details in this article and introduce Featured Artist, Gail Markiewicz.

 

 

Hot Works™ Presents:

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 25 & 26, 2014

Downtown Boca Raton, on Federal Hwy./US-1 at Palmetto Park Road

Why Buy Original Art?

SEE ART * LOVE ART * BUY ART

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The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was voted #68 in the country in its third year, out of several thousand art shows nationwide. One does not need to be educated in art to buy art at the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™. The  jury members have already done the pre-qualifying of the artists, so you can be at ease knowing that any purchase made here will be quality work and that the artist in the booth stands behind it. 

 

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Extra Large Urn with Fluted Top by Gail Markiewicz

 

 

Whether it’s a large piece for your living or office space, or a small piece for the den or hallway, the only thing that matters is whether or not you like it and whether or not it fits your pocketbook.  Great art may be purchased at the show for as little as $20, with prices ranging from $20 to $2000 and up. There is something for everyone!

 

 

 

Medium Pocketbook by Gail Markiewicz

Medium Pocketbook by Gail Markiewicz

The 2014 Featured Artist is Gail Markiewicz, a Master Clay artist who originates from central Connecticut.   Gail tells The Rickie Report, ” My fourth grade teacher asked each of us what we wanted to be when we grew up and without hesitation I decided that I would become an artist. As the years passed my convictions only grew stronger.  It seemed it was not only a vocation, but some inner calling that I could not deviate from”.

 

Bikini Sculpture by Gail Markiewicz

Bikini Sculpture by Gail Markiewicz

 

 

 

After having tried sculptural forms of art, Gail began to create beautiful, nonfunctional vessels and she has continued this art form since 1985.   She explains, “Probably the biggest link from the beginning of my work until now has been my love for textures and pattern.  I have combined textured pieces of clay and juxtaposed them into interesting positions to form a patchwork design.  The shape of the vessels are very striking.  The colors highlight the surfaces creating a feeling of antiquity and futuristic dimension embodied in each vessel”.

 

Gail in Her Studio

Gail in Her Studio

 

Gail attended Southern Connecticut State University ( Master Of Arts), the Penland School of Crafts and the Massachusetts College of Art.  Her work is represented in galleries around the United States and abroad.  She enjoys showing her creative pieces at Fine Arts & Crafts Show and meeting people who appreciate fine crafts.

 

For more information contact Gail Markiewicz at  203-988-2020 or email clayplay15@yahoo.com

 

 

Visit hotworks.org for more information about the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 25 & 26, 2014. Event hours are 10am-5pm daily. There is plenty of parking at various metered street spots, 1st United Bank, HSBC Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church. More info at www.hotworks.org or call 941-755-3088.

For more information please Contact Patty Narozny,   Executive Director  Hot Works™, LLC   Phone: 248-684-2613 or 941-755-3088 or Email: Patty@HotWorks.org  or visit Website: www.HotWorks.org    “LIKE” us at Facebook.com/HotWorksFineArtandCraftShows

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™by Hot Works™ Focuses on Original Art and “Budding Artists”

The The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ by Hot Works™ is around the corner!    Show Coordinator, Patty Narozny delivers high quality fine art and crafts as well as a “Budding Artist” exhibit for children grades 6 – 12, which is a large part of Narozny’s integrated education efforts.  In addition, Narozny is focused on educating the public about fine art.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share more details in this article.

 

Hot Works™ Presents:

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 25 & 26, 2014

Downtown Boca Raton, on Federal Hwy./US-1 at Palmetto Park Road

Why Buy Original Art?

SEE ART * LOVE ART * BUY ART

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When Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Executive Director Patty Narozny attended the Western States Arts Federation’s annual Conference for Art Fair Directors in Louisville, KY, in October, an entire session focused on educating the public to purchase original works of art.  It was explained that in many of our communities, schools are lacking art education. Art grants and budgets are either being reduced or eliminated. It was emphasized that we need to take responsibility in educating our audiences on the value of purchasing original works of art, and how art directly affects, and reflects, our quality of life.

 

George Beckman, Sculpture

George Beckman, Sculpture

 

 

Original art is exactly what it says – original!  At the upcoming Boca Raton Fine Art Show™, you will meet the artist behind the work. He or she will be there, in the booth, to answer your questions or, simply, to tell you how it was done or even the story behind the work.  It’s at that point where the connection between buyer – whether first-time buyer or established collector – and artist comes together.

 

Brogden, Wearable Art

Brogden, Wearable Art

 

 

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was voted #68 in the country in its third year, out of several thousand art shows nationwide. One does not need to be educated in art to buy art at the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™. Our jury members have already done the pre-qualifying of the artists for you, so you can be at ease knowing that any purchase made here will be quality work and that the artist in the booth stands behind it.  Whether it’s a large piece for your living or office space, or a small piece for the den or hallway, the only thing that matters is whether or not you like it and whether or not it fits your pocketbook.  Great art may be purchased at the show for as little as $20, with prices ranging from $20 to $2000 and up. There is something for everyone!

 

Kit Karbler "Spinning Walker"

Kit Karbler “Spinning Walker”

 

With your original art, it is very unlikely that anyone else will have the same pieces, and your art will add to your own unique collection. You will see that the more artwork you buy, the more you learn.  Don’t be afraid to ask any questions, especially since the artist is right there. Little by little, and over the years, small art purchases can turn into one’s largest investment. Isn’t that a great deal?

 

handbag by Borelli

Handbag by Borelli

 

Visit hotworks.org for more information about the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 25 & 26, 2014. Event hours are 10am-5pm daily. There is plenty of parking at various metered street spots, 1st United Bank, HSBC Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church. More info at www.hotworks.org or call 941-755-3088.

For more information please Contact Patty Narozny,   Executive Director  Hot Works™, LLC   Phone: 248-684-2613 or 941-755-3088 or Email: Patty@HotWorks.org  or visit Website: www.HotWorks.org    “LIKE” us at Facebook.com/HotWorksFineArtandCraftShows

 

 

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