“Be Squared ~ A Members Exhibition” Opens June 10 At Martin Arts Court House Cultural Center Gallery Featuring 52 Artists’ All Media Artworks In A Square Format

Be Squared“,  A Members Exhibition opens FridayJune 10th at MartinArts’ Court House Cultural Center Gallery in downtown Stuart. Showcasing the diverse talents of 52 artists, each piece is created and presented in a square shape. Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County. A $5 Donation is requested at the door. This exhibit will be on display through July 23, 2022The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 10, 2022

5:30  –  7  PM

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ A $5. donation is requested ~

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

This exhibit, on display through July 23rd, will showcase the diverse talents of 52 artists who are all members of MartinArts. Unique to the collection, is that each piece is created and presented in a square shape.

 

 

 

 

 

“Moonlighting” by Sharon Ferina

 

 

 

 

Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Tom Forster

 

 

 

 

“We invite the community to experience these extraordinary works by this exemplary group of artists at our beautiful, historic gallery,” said Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director of MartinArts. “Whatever your favorite medium or genre, it’s bound to be showcased in in this exquisitely-presented “square” exhibit.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dreaming Zebra” by Dinija Berkien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Gatherers” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

 

 

Be Squared – A Members Exhibition, will feature works by these celebrated MartinArts’ Member Artists:

 

 

Jeanine Baum, Michaelann Bellerjeau, Kimberly Beltrame, Dinija Berkien, Mallo Bisset, Deborah Bottorff, Sally Browning Pearson, Tracy Canada, Holly Cannon, Robert ClenDening, Marc Cohen, Suzanne Connors, Kendra Deltano, Evangelia Deslis, MJ Dowling, Sharon Ferina, Tom Forster, Torenzo Gann, Katie Gianni, Lindsay Hager, Jill Heveron, Heather Ivins, Etheard Joseph, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Julia Kelly, Justin Klahne, Sue Klahne, Scott Klimek, Chris Kling, Jane Lawton Baldridge, Mia Lindberg, Barbara Z. Lyons, Lorrie McKenna, Dana Meyer, Maria G Miele, Mary Lou Mirabito, Lynn Morgan, Margarita Nielsen Palacios, Janis Clary Oehlschlager, Tom Prestopnik, Mary Lou Pults, Lisa Rapp, Diane Raymond, Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, Danuta Rothschild, Bobby Savage, Jordan Silvia, Mark Stall, Marian Vitale, Jesse Walker, Sunny Walker, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

 

 

“Flight Check” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue heron Neighbor” by Margarita Nielsen Palacios

 

 

 

About MartinArts:

MartinArts mission is to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts envisions a vibrant and thriving community where arts and culture is woven into every aspect of life. As a regional leader, MartinArts stimulates and advances the economy of the cultural community.

MartinArts has served our community since 1980 and as the local arts agency since 1986. With roots in our community, we strive to support the arts sector through advocacy, promotion, research, community planning and programming. Our focus on arts education is core to who we are as we know that through those efforts, we are working to secure an audience for generations in the future. We are housed in a county-owned historic building (formerly the county’s first courthouse) the Court House Cultural Center. Located in historic downtown Stuart, this venue allows us to serve as a hub of cultural experiences for residents and visitors.

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

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

 

 

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Free Admission To Martin County Open Studio Tour 2022 Features 45 Artists In 25 Studios Saturday, March 5 And Sunday, March 6

The 6th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 2022 will feature 45 artists in 25 studios!  Enjoy this Free event and watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   5   &   Sunday,  March 6,   2022  

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanine Baum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daffodil Dress” by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

The  Artists:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Chris Kling

Sue Klahne

Dinija Berkien

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Chad Periman

Chloey Griffin

Carolyn Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Jordan Silvia

Renee Keil

Carol Kepp

Sheryl Levine

Sally Browning Pearson

Jim & Tess Dirks

Cheryl Coté

Diana Rell Dean

Suzanne Connors

Billie Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Torenzo Ganaway

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Deborah Bottorff

Lynn Morgan

MJ Dowling

Mark Stall

Laura Kay Darvill

Angela Krogen

Curt Whiticar Collection

Danuta Rothschild

Janis Clary

Geoffrey C. Smith

Barb Bucci

James J. DeMartis Collection

Ed Douglas

Judi LeBlanc

Robin Marshall

Raymond Reiland

Debra Terrio

Cynthia Cooper

Martha Quigley

 

 

 

 

PLEASE  NOTE:  STUDIO THREE WILL NOT BE OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.

 

 

Michaelann Bellerjeau

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the locations where you can get a guide book:

*Harbor Ridge*Fox Club* Club Vista Pines* Monarch Country Club* Stuart Coffee* Morningside Pools* Down to Earth Yoga* Stuart Sailing Charter* Taiyo Sushi* Rufino’s Pizza* Roma Pizza* Tivoli Pizza* Perfect Smile Dental* Gypsea* Cotton Island* One Price Cleaners* Salon Appearances* Port St. Lucie Art League* Wagnolias* Twinkles* Elle Salon* UBS Financial* Key West Diner* Circle Bay Yacht Club* Monterey Golf and Yacht Club* Palm Cove Community Center* The Butcher Shop* Harper’s Pub* Armory Art Center

 

 

 

For more information:

 

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

 

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Elliott Museum Features 45 Artists Of 2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour With Special Reception on Wednesday, February 16. Mingle With The Artists, Enjoy The Music And Get A Preview Of The MCOST Studio Tour.

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 6th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Wednesday, February 16th. The Opening Reception, featuring the art by the 45 artists of the 2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour, will have live music by Chris & Alexhors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The artists of this year’s tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 5th & 6th!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 16 through February 20, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

The exhibit will be up from February 16th – 20th  during museum hours.

 

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

Original artwork by Deborah Bottorff

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

 

 

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

Original Floral by Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the music of Chris & Alex, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!

 

 

 

 

“Miami” by MJ Dowling

 

 

 

About The  2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   5 – 6, 2021

 

 

Handmade vessel by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

 

“Wake Up We’re At War” by Angela Krogen

 

 

For more information about this event, the Open Studio Tour, or membership:

 

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

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Stuart Arts Fest February 12 -13 Is Named Top 20 Events In Southeast! Local Chefs Competition, Juried Fine Art And Craft Festival, Live Musical & Drama Performances At Gazebo Park.

ArtsFest 2022 returns on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday,13 at Gazebo Park in Downtown Stuart. This Martin Arts event features a wide variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top area chefs competition. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5 for adults; student18 and under free. Dot Galfond’s handmade glass turtles are still being hidden! Find one of the six gold-colored turtles for a pair of VIP ArtsFest tickets along with special perks, including access to an exclusive evening gathering on Saturday, February 12. The prize for the other colored turtles will be a special “buy one get one” general admission ticket to ArtsFest 2022.  Named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society, you don’t want to miss the ever-evolving event!  Volunteers are needed! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676

 

 

 

 

The “Hidden Turtles” Scavenger Hunt Is Back!

 

 

 

In 2021, we teamed up with Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing to launch the “Hidden Turtles” scavenger hunt. The goal was to showcase Martin County’s dynamic arts and culture scene while also generating excitement leading up to ArtsFest 2021. PEOPLE LOVED IT! So, we brought back the Hidden Turtles for 2022.  The Hidden Turtles scavenger hunt began on Friday, January 14. In the weeks leading up to ArtsFest, these 50 turtles will be hidden at different stops along the Martin County Arts & Culture Trail. This free, mobile-exclusive trail features a range of award-winning museums, celebrated attractions, cutting-edge exhibits, historic sites, eclectic galleries, and engaging selections from the Martin County Art in Public Places program.

 

This year, Palm City-based glass artist Dot Galfond of License to Kiln has created a limited edition collection of 50 signed and numbered glass sea turtle sculptures. In total, there are 14 bright blue, 15 chartreuse, 15 dark green, and 6 gold glass sea turtles. While last year’s turtles were available in teal and gold, we have expanded this year’s color selection, drawing inspiration from the hues of the recent Martin Arts rebrand. Residents and visitors alike can sign up to receive the full trail for free and can use the pass to learn more about these local points of interest. To participate in the scavenger hunt, simply explore the featured attractions along the trail—if you find a turtle, it’s yours to keep!

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the juried art show, attendees can watch the popular CHOPPED event showcasing the inventive talents of renowned Treasure Coast chefs and listen to performances by the Indian River Pop Orchestra and Murray Middle School drama and chorus students. “We always aim to surprise and delight guests who atJodytend Artsfest, and this year will be no different,” said Nancy Turrell, CEO of MartinArts Foundation. “ArtsFest is truly an extension of the expansive arts community we have on the Treasure Coast, and we love this opportunity to highlight their accomplishments.”

 

 

 

 

Our chefs are all former winners of the competition: Mark Mueller, Aldo Ramirez, Jose Peralta, and Erick Grutka. The format is a 11 AM competition with 2 selected to do a final round at 1 PM on Saturday, 2/12

 

 

 

 

 

  On the visual artist front, a juried art festival with submissions from across the nation will feature top artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, and jewelry are selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie

Carnett

Ceramics

John

Cheer

Ceramics

Luis

Gutierrez

Ceramics

James

Lassak

Ceramics

Larry

Clarke

Fiber

Dawn

De Santo

Fiber

Vicki

Love

Fiber

Maureen

Reilly

Fiber

Jean

Yao

Fiber

Jim

Dirks

Glass

Darlene

Ferguson

Glass

Bobbie

Matus

Glass

Chip

Arnold

Jewelry

Alexis

Barbeau

Jewelry

Javier

Baron

Jewelry

Serge

Bojan

Jewelry

Herb

Brown

Jewelry

william

Doak

Jewelry

Sonja

Grondstra

Jewelry

Renzo

Iglesias

Jewelry

Carlos

Iglesias

Jewelry

Busarin

Kittichareonsup

Jewelry

Valerie

Lamott

Jewelry

Jorge

Lastra

Jewelry

Scott

Macklin

Jewelry

Luis

Perez

Jewelry

Emre

Tekeli

Jewelry

Nora

Testor

Jewelry

Regina

To

Jewelry

Barbara

Umbel

Jewelry

Melissa

Woods

Jewelry

Sally

Austin

Mixed Media

Kimberly

Beltrame

Mixed Media

DAN

BI

Mixed Media

Drew

Brass

Mixed Media

Michelle

DeFillipo

Mixed Media

Daniel

Fager-George

Mixed Media

Morris

Johnson

Mixed Media

Wayne Gao &

Michelle Chang

Mixed Media

Shawn

Raba

Mixed Media

Jose

Rico

Mixed Media

Candice

Rodriguez – Adams

Mixed Media

Paul

Shampine

Mixed Media

Susan

Werling

Mixed Media

John

Cheng

Painting

Timothy

Forman

Painting

Jemal

Hayes

Painting

Scott

Klimek

Painting

Chris

Kling

Painting

Stephen

Koury

Painting

Jackie

Maloney

Painting

Leo 

Hong Mao

Painting

Anne

Schroeder

Painting

Brent

Anderson

Photography

Bruce

Bain

Photography

Craig

Dietrich

Photography

David

Ogden

Photography

George

Rhodes

Photography

Lazaro

Ruda

Photography

Lisa

Silk

Photography

Alan

Leising

Sculpture

Josh

Price

Sculpture

Bud

Scheffel

Sculpture

Peter

Smith

Sculpture

Robert

Wertz

Sculpture

Magali

Cereghino-Groves

Wood

Steven

Cohen

Wood

Byron

Lawrence

Wood

Lucas

McGowan

Wood

Rick

Sciandra

Wood

Clinton

Underwood

Wood

 

 

 

 

Local    &    Emerging    Artists:

 

 

Holly Cannon

Debbie Dunbar

Jim Ferro

Sue Klahne

Megan McChrystal

Lynn Morgan

Jordan Silvia

Mark Stall

Sunny Walker

Judy Yaker

 

 

Annually, ArtsFest draws over 7,500 people and over the past 3 years has generated more than a $1 million dollars to the local economy. 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 12:

Murray Middle School  

Bad Apples Brass Band

 Yvette Norwood-Tiger 

Sunday, February 13:

Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Quartet  

Bashaum Stewart

Indian River POPS Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Orientation | Wednesday, February 9, 2022

5 – 6 PM     Court House Cultural Center, 80 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart.

This meeting is to get everyone acquainted with their job duties, the ArtsFest Staff & Committee, pick up volunteer t-shirts, and to give you the inside scoop on what is going on for the weekend.

Volunteer Perks

FREE weekend admission to ArtsFest
FREE ArtsFest Stuart t-shirt
Volunteer hospitality
Meet Artists from around the country and the world
Get to know other volunteers from the community — HAVE FUN! Promote and support the arts in Martin County!

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

Virtual Gallery: Opens Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 

 

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

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

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor Invites Public To Opening Reception Thursday, February 3rd To Meet Guest Artist Michelle Held

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of February’s Featured Guest Artist, Michelle Held. Her skillful brushstrokes, bold use of color, and dynamic compositions that give her wildlife a spark of life that is felt! You can sense the energy and movement of the painting come to life! The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, February 3, 2022. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

 

               

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

MEET       MICHELLE     HELD

 

Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, February 3

5:30 – 7:30  PM  

 

 

 

 

 

Artist, Michelle Held

 

Exhibit  is  available  February  3 – 26, 2022

Gallery  Hours:    Tuesday – Saturday   10 am – 5 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Michelle Held

 

 

Much like a pink spoonbill soaring through the dusky evening twilight, Michelle Held brings with her a splash of vibrancy, a flutter of unique perspective, and the song of nature in its truest form. Born and raised in Maryland, Michelle knew from a young age that she was meant to fly the vast skies of the art world with a palette and paints tucked beneath her eager wings. Michelle is passionate about the morning glow of a waking sun illuminating an observant egret, the conversation between a fisherman and a hungry pelican testing its luck, or the simplistic beauty of a half-peeled clementine, bursting with flavor and juicy color. Her passion and bold strokes come through in her paintings that are unforgettable!

 

 

 

 

Painting by Michelle Held

 

 

Her success in the art world has come from her winning combination of creative spark and imaginative nature along with her meticulous attention to detail. Often commissioned for custom paintings as well as murals, Michelle’s passion for wildlife and its ecosystems brought her to embrace the natural world through painting from life. From serene, swampy marshes draped in ancient Spanish moss to tiny, rickety oyster towns bursting with rainbow buoys and boats, there is always a sight to behold. Michelle believes that evoking a feeling of light, space, and passion is the key to any successful contemporary painting. Michelle gives attention to composition, design and value and gives credence to a “go with the flow” attitude as well, and lets the painting direct her, instead of imposing her will on it throughout the entire process.

 

 

 

Painting by Michelle Held

 

 

 

Plein air has set flight to many paint outs, including Easton, Forgotten Coast, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Adirondacks, Sedona to name a few. Achieving many awards throughout this journey, her favorite ones are the artist choice awards. The real victory however, has come with her love of teaching. There were so many who encouraged her, Michelle finds that paying it forward is the best way to fulfill the soul. 

 

 

Taking a note from the birds she so loves to paint, Michelle approaches painting like flight, letting the swells and surges of the wind carry her and her brushes through those brilliant beautiful skies. Michelle has been passionately working as an artist and business owner for the past 25 years. She lives in Sarasota, FL and currently participates in invitational paint outs and is widely collected throughout the United States. Often commissioned for custom painting as well as murals, Michelle’s passion for wildlife and the natural world has brought her many awards throughout the United States! 

 

 

 

Painting by Michelle Held

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

New Studio For The Visual Arts Extends Opening Reception Of “Peace, Love & Joyful Art” Saturday, December 11th With Longer Hours, Surprise Sales Discounts Plus Original Artworks For Under $100

In a previous article, we promised some surprises at the New Studio for the Visual Arts (NSVA) Holiday Exhibit, PEACE, LOVE & JOYFUL ART!”  The Opening Reception on Saturday, December 11, 2021 will have EXTENDED HOURS until 7 pm. The Featured Artists are Sue Archer, Pat Crowley, Pat Dews, Laurie Snow Hein, Chris Kling, Edward Muñoz, and Suzanne Scherer. The artists will offer insights into their work and mingle with visitors.  The surprises?  Sales Discounts and in addition to the art on the walls, there will be artworks priced below $100. for Holiday Gift GivingThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We also share the link for upcoming Workshops! 

 

 


Extended Hours:  

4   –   7 PM

 

 

“Peaceful Garden Morikami” by Sue Archer

 

 

 

Gathering of Master Artists:

Sue Archer

Pat Crowley

Pat Dews

Laurie Snow Hein

Chris Kling

Edward Muñoz

Suzanne Scherer

 

 

 

 

Portrait by Pat Crowley

 

 

 

And    Some    Holiday    Surprises!

 

 

Sales    Discounts!

 

 

~ Additional Artworks will be priced below $100 for Holiday Gift Giving~

 

 

 

 

 

Mingle with the artists as they offer insights into their work!

 

 

 

 

“Sow Queen” by Suzanne Scherer

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops, or events:  www.thenewstudiova.net

561.295.5712

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291  

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

New Exhibit “Peace, Love & Joyful Art” Opens At New Studio For Visual Arts (NSVA) Saturday, December 11. Master Teachers/Artists Will Exhibit Their Work And Greet The Public.

PEACE, LOVE & JOYFUL ART!  is the upcoming Holiday Exhibit at the New Studio for the Visual Arts (NSVA) in Jupiter FL. The Opening Reception on Saturday, December 11, 2021 features a Who’s Who of local artists ( they may live locally but their names are know nationally and internationally): Sue Archer, Pat Crowley, Pat Dews, David Durbak, Laurie Snow Hein, Chris Kling, Edward Muñoz, and Suzanne Scherer. The artists will offer insights into their work and NSVA promises some exciting surprises!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Hannah” by Suzanne Scherer

 

The gathering of master artists includes Sue Archer, Pat Crowley, Pat Dews, David Durbak, Laurie Snow Hein, Chris Kling, Edward Muñoz, and Suzanne Scherer.

 

 

 

“Dancing In Tuxedo” by Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

“I think our friends and the public in general will find a lot of Christmas cheer and beautiful artwork to enjoy” says Peggy Kirkwood, founder and President of NSVA.

 

 

“Fun In The Surf” by Edward Munoz

 

 

The artists will offer insights into their work. 

 

 

“Adjusting The Jib” by Chris Kling

 

 

And some Holiday surprises!

 

 

 

 

“Patchwork” by Pat Dews

 

 

 

For more information about these classes, workshops, or events:  www.thenewstudiova.net

561.295.5712

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291  

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

RCK Gallery Invites Public To Free Event Saturday, December 4 With “Stuart Then And Now”, Live Band, Photos With Santa And Fifty Artists

RCK Owner, Robert Clay Kanzler has lit the creative fire for his December show on Saturday, December 4 by inviting 50 plus artists to rise to the task of creating a beautiful exhibit centered around the inspiring theme of “Stuart Then and Now”. You cannot imagine the large body of work these painters, photographers, and sculptors are sharing- you have to come and experience it! RCK Gallery highlights a local non-profit each month, which is supported with 25% of all art sales. December’s charity is Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each month, a New Exhibit will open, so stay tuned! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Did we mention the 12 piece band, free champagne, and visit with Santa?

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021  

5 – 8 PM

The event  is free and open to the public

 

 

 

 Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

Painting by Chris Kling

 

 

This exhibition features a myriad of local talented painters, photographers, sculptors displaying paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures to create an exciting mix of color, texture and mood with something for everyone. 

 

 

 

Painting by Manon Sander

 

Visitors will enjoy the music of a 12 piece band on the sidewalk for Opening Night, photos with Santa, and complimentary champagne.

 

 

 

Painting by Debra Mannhalter

 

This Show runs through the end of December.  RCK Gallery is open every Friday night “Friday Night Out” 5-7  serving complimentary champagne.  All Sales to benefit Martin County Boys and Girls Club gallery donates 25% plus picks up the bill for special fundraiser events to benefit the charity.  You can Breath Easy! RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

Artwork by Kyle Terborg

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

January 7, 2022 – “Women Are From Venus”

February 4, 2022 – “Men Are From Mars”

March 4, 2022 – “God’s Light Into the Darkness”

April 15, 2022 – “Mary & Jesus”

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

 

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

Big  Brothers  Big  Sisters

 

 

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Kling Gallery Features Karen Leffel-Massengill As Guest Artist For November. Free Opening Reception Friday, November 5th Coincides With Creek Walk. Exhibit Runs Through November 27

The Kling Gallery Wine & Décor in downtown Stuart, FL welcomes November’s Featured Guest Artist, Karen Leffel-Massengill. Not only do Karen’s oils and watercolors regularly receive national and international attention, but she also is a hugely popular teacher at the Artist’s Nook in Stuart!  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Friday, November 5.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, the wine boutique, and the gallery! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This takes place during the Creek Walk, so you will be sure to enjoy the art vibe!

 

 

723 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart, FL  34994

772-678-6949

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

 

 

FEATURING:     KAREN   LEFFEL-MASSENGILL

 

 

OPENING    RECEPTION:

 

Friday, November 5

5:30  – 7:30  PM  

 

 

Exhibition runs November 2 – November 27

 

 Gallery Hours:

  Open:  Tuesday – Saturday    10 am – 5 pm

(Closed on Sundays and Monday)

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

 

Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

Karen has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and has been working as a Professional Artist for decades. She has been the cover artist for “Watercolor Magic” magazine and has been juried into National Exhibitions, notably “Birds in Art” and Arts for the Parks. She also enjoys signature status with the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Karen has won many awards for her work in Art Festivals around the country, Plein Air Magazine, Elliott Museum, and Backus Gallery. She has received accolades, not only for her oils and watercolors, but also is a hugely popular teacher at the Artist’s Nook in Stuart!

 

 

 

 

“Double Vision” by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “Sometimes I shout with color, sometimes it’s a whisper”.  She knew at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as a child as her family moved literally around the world. France, Germany, Turkey and Thailand were just a few of the many places where she grew up and drew creative inspiration.  She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was sidetracked from her passion to work as an artist by marriage and raising three sons. As it often does, life lead her down a different path and she earned her associate’s degree in nursing in 1981.

 

 


“Moment in Time” by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

It wasn’t until her new husband’s sudden death in 1995 that she began to pursue her original childhood dreams of becoming a professional artist. She dove into the deep end of painting as a means of dealing with his death. The tragedy of his death was transformed into a positive step toward her career as a painter. Taking workshops from world class artists such as Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec, and many others, she grew and learned rapidly in her endeavors as an artist. She was the cover artist for the “Watercolor Magic”magazine for its summer issue in 1998. In 2000, she was accepted into the acclaimed international competition, Birds in Art, and in three subsequent years as well, in both watercolor and oil mediums. She was accepted into the nationally ranked competition known as Arts for the Parks in 1998 with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200 of this competition. She enjoys signature status with the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists.

 

 

 

 

“Early Morning Light”  by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit, being accepted into many of the top art shows in the nation to include Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and ArtiGras. She has won numerous awards at these shows and has been selected as the poster artist for five different shows. In 2018, Leffel-Massengill was awarded second place in the All Florida Show “Sweet” shown at the Elliott Museum in Stuart Florida, first place at the annual Backus Gallery competition for her piece titled “Double Vision” and as a national winner in the national competition sponsored by Plein Air Magazine in the the bi-monthly “animal” category with her painting titled “Female Cow Bird.”

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event or other services:

 

Kling  Gallery Wine  &  Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

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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Wellington Art Society Announces Award Winners Of Current Virtual Exhibit, “Vibrance” And Will Award Scholarships At May 12 Meeting

Wellington Art Society (WAS) will present scholarships to three deserving high school seniors through its Scholarship Program at the May 12, 2021 meeting. A Meet-and-Greet, Member Spotlight, and presentation will take place via the WAS virtual Zoom link.  The public is invited to this FREE event. Over the past 2 decades WAS has awarded over $100,000 to students within our community!  WAS virtual juried art show “Vibrance” continues until June 2nd.  Featuring 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, it includes painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Scholarship Recipients and the Award Winners of “Vibrance”, juried by Chris Kling.  

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY  MEETING

 

Wednesday,  May 12, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 ANNUAL     SCHOLARSHIP    AWARDS

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

EMAIL:  presidentofwas@gmail.com for the FREE Zoom link. 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“VIBRANCE” 

 

NOW through June 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Makena Vargo of American Heritage School, Olivia Cunningham of The King’s Academy and Sasha Bass of Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA). The scholarships will be presented by WAS Scholarship Chair, Lynn Doyal. Each student will have the opportunity to share about their work and plans for the future. 

 

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) has been supporting the advancement of arts in the Palm Beach community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue art careers, provide programming that expands art in public places, and to make art accessible within the community daily. 

 

1st  Place – “l’Ingenue, 2021”, Oil and spray can on canvas by Sandra Encaoua

 

The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art related College and University expenses and tuition costs.  Over the past 2 decades WAS is proud to have awarded over $100,000 to students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and arts advocates. 

 

 

2nd Place – “Magnolia”, photo digital art by Mauricio Perry

 

 

To support the Scholarship Program, the WAS relies solely upon money raised from donations, membership dues, monthly raffles, artist exhibitions, annual art shows, and commissions. To make a donation, please visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org.

 

 

3rd Place – “$35,000 Valentines”, watercolor by Jean Howard

 

WAS is currently holding a juried art show called “Vibrance” going on now until June 2nd. This exhibit features 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

To View “Vibrance” or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit:

 https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en/wellington-art-society.

 

 

ARTIST    AWARDS:

 

On Wednesday, April 28th, the WAS hosted a special Awards Reception for “Vibrance”. Awards were presented via Zoom by distinguished judge, Chris Kling.  The winning artists are:

 

1st Place – “l’Ingenue, 2021”, Oil and spray can on canvas by Sandra Encaoua

2nd Place – “Magnolia”, photo digital art by Mauricio Perry

3rd Place – “$35,000 Valentines”, watercolor by Jean Howard

1st Honorable Mention – “Fallen”, photo imaging by Susan Oakes

2nd Honorable Mention – “Clear as Day”, stained glass by Marcia Green

3rd Honorable Mention – “Emerge”, acrylic by Laura Jaffe

 

In addition to these awards, the WAS also selected an artist at random to win a 1-hour art marketing consultation with Rickie Leiter of The Rickie Report www.TheRickieReport.com. The winner of this prize was acrylic artist, Heather Bergstrom.

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society:

 www.wellingtonartsociety.org

or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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