Studio Residents Patt Cavanagh, Susan Nash, Erica Howat, Sandra Kuba And Evan Sahlman Exhibit At Armory Annex

Art works by 2015-2016 Armory Annex Studio Residents Patt Cavanagh, Susan Nash, Erica Howat, Sandra Kuba and Evan Sahlman are on exhibit at the Armory Lake Worth Annex.  The show runs  through May 20, 2016 and deserves a visit!  These Artist Residents were selected through a rigorous process before their actual work began in October.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The Annex Exhibit is Free and Open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays.







1121 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460





Annex Studio Residents’

Collective Exhibition



Now Through May 20, 2016 

1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Annex Gallery Hours:

 Wednesday – Saturday  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Pat Cavanagh   “Opus 70 Round And Round”




Patt Cavanagh works with Acrylic paint and at times with mixed media. The pieces to be exhibited and the Annex Studio Residents’ show is abstract and minimal work inspired by nature and music. Past exhibitions include Small Works at JF Gallery in West Palm Beach FL. 2014, Small Works/Big Art and Vermont Contemporary at Gallery-in-the-Field in Brandon, VT. She has participated in juried and invitational exhibitions in Vermont, New Jersey, Chicago, and San Francisco. Patt was a resident artist at Vermont Studio Center in 1986, 1988, 1991-1995, and 1998. She attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, and State University of New York. Patt is learning to play the piano, likes to write poetry, and has an avid interest in urban design.







Erica Howat “Woven Vessel”




Erica Howat began taking classes and workshops in 2008 to learn fiber art techniques after ending her 30-year restaurant career. Howat started her studio residency at the Annex so she could have a space to experiment with design and technique with a focus of showing her work. Drawn to organic fiber, Howat expresses her attraction to texture and form through tapestry weaving, knotting, and basket making. Materials such as yarn, paper, twine, leather, ribbon, reed and natural flora, rocks, and pods are combined into the pieces. Erica said, “Inspiration from the form, texture, and wildness of certain materials brings about a creative flow to make a piece that emphasizes the unique, natural beauty that grows around us and which may otherwise be taken for granted.”




Sandra Kuba “Les Soeurs”




Sandra Kuba is a fiber and clay artist. She studies clay sculpture, hand building, and fiber art at the Armory Art Center and has traveled extensively to workshops to learn felting techniques. Sandra said, “I love how wool fibers are magically transformed, experimenting with a variety of raw wools and silks, and hand-felting by layering and building with unexpected materials.”






Susan Nash “Seascape 2”





Susan Nash paints landscape, still life, and life-size figures. She has exhibited in numerous galleries, primarily in NYC and the east end of Long Island. Susan earned her B.A. in Art at the University of Bridgeport, CT. She studied at Academia de Belli Arte, Firenze, Italia, Art Students League, New York, NY, and National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, NY. She was a still life prize recipient from the National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, NY. Susan has been featured in The New York Times and Dan’s Paper of Bridgehampton, NY. Susan said, “I am drawn to the luminosity of water and sky, be it at the water’s edge or in my mind’s eye. Both the sea and sky resonate with me in a very personal way.”




Evan Sahlman “Self-portrait”


Evan Sahlman works in paint and ceramic sculpture. He earned his BFA at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He serves as an artist assistant and Annex Coordinator. Evan lives in West Palm Beach with his wife Chelsae Anne who is a portrait photographer. Together “they challenge each other to pursue a life based in and around the fine arts.”







About The Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit or call 561-832-1776 x33.






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Artisans On The Ave Invite You To Special “Earthly Delights” Celebration

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Earth Day with” Earthy Delights” Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon. Stop by on Earth Day evening April 22, 2016. Featuring works in clay created by EarthArtists Clay Studio(Tracy Rosof- Petersen) and works in fiber created by EarthArt (Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!






“Earthly Delights”:

Earth Evening Art Exhibit

Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon



 Tracy Rosof- Petersen

Mary Catello

Teri Solomoni






Opening Reception:

Earth Day Evening, April 22, 2016

6 to 9 pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  0r  561-582-3300






       Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni



Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni of EarthArt along with Tracy Rosof-Petersen from EarthArtists Clay Studio, invite you to join us for an Earthly Evening of Celebrating Art Works born from natural gifts from Mother Earth. On this 46th Earth Day we are reminded of the collective need for cleaning up the earth’s air and water and for conserving our natural resources.




                  Tracy Rosof-Petersen


Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Earth Day with” Earthy Delights” Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon Earth Day evening April 22, 2016 . Featuring works in clay created by EarthArtists Clay Studio, Tracy Rosof- Petersen and works in fiber created by EarthArt by Mary Catello, and Teri Solomoni.



Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Tracy Rosof-Petersen of EarthArtists Clay Studio is proud to create functional and decorative clay wares for everyday uses. CREATING hand-made Clay Art is ecologically friendly and leaves a low carbon footprint. USING small studio clayware reduces our negative human impact on Earth, supports ethical consumerism and promotes sustainability. Green purchases you can feel great about!












Functional Works by Tracy Rosof-Petersen





Tracy’s work is whimsical, touchable and warm. Surfaces are bathed in satin earth toned glazes. Her clay designs include Sea inspired functional gifts to celebratory vessels adorned with “Circle of Life” ornamentation to large scale sculpted tile murals. Ms Rosof- Petersen has been creating in clay for over 30 years. She is known locally for her public art sculpted mural installations around Palm Beach County and for her meticulous ceramic repair techniques.


ArtisansMaryCatelloEvening Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni


EarthArt by Mary and Teri is a mother-daughter team that look to the local palm trees to create both functional and artistic vessels. The material used, palm inflorescence and palm boots are personally gathered and prepared for use. Most of the material is gathered prior to hurricane season in an effort to reduce damage while replenishing their supply.













Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni


Mary and Terri’s vessels are extremely unique because of the material and design. They have had national recognition by displaying in the Fruitland Museum, a television episode of “Graceland” and being published in “More to Consider”.


ArtisansSonny's pictures for EarthArt 009

Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni


When you visit the 3 showrooms, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.  Visit this Opening Reception for an evening fun. Meet the artists!!! Celebrate our wonderful earth and enjoy yourself!


For more information about this exhibit, artists or displaying your own art, please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Owners,
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro





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Clay Artist, Barbara Powell, Is Featured Speaker At Wellington Art Society

The Wellington Art Society will feature accomplished clay artist, Barbara Powell on March 9th at Bootz Cultural Arts Center. The meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a fun and informative member spotlight, a brief meeting and Barbara’s demonstration, including wheel throwing. Barbara’s decorative and functional pieces are lighter weight than you expect!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of Barbara’s artistry.  We urge art lovers and artists to attend!












Wednesday, March 9, 2016

6:30 pm

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 State Road 7 Suite 120     Royal Palm Beach,FL 





 Barbara Powell




Barbara Powell has an impressive educational background. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College and a Masters Degree of Arts in Policy from the University of Rhode Island. She spent many years in a demanding professional career but balanced this with her creative side, working in clay. She developed her skills , specifically in wheel throwing through classes at Broward and Palm Beach Community Colleges and the Armory Art Center. She is currently a member of the Wellington Art Society, the Ceramic League of Palm Beaches and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.



WASBarbaraPowell Raku #2

Raku Vessel by Barbara Powell






Once Barbara retired, she and her husband Jerry, began creating a wide range of ceramic art using alternative firing processes. Her vessels have a strong physical presence and distinctive profiles that are truly elegant. While in the unglazed phase, her work may appear constrained but through the process of metallic glazes, colors and the final firing process call “Raku’, the vessels are transformed, adding layered dimensions of light and movement, creating a beautiful finished piece.




WASBarbaraPowell Saggar #1a

Saggar Plate by Barbara Powell




Barbara tells The Rickie Report,“I work to first produce subliminal, physical features that evoke a desire to hold the piece, simply because it feels good. Creating an appealing work of art that functions through both the physical and visual realm is the highest achievement I can strive for”.



WASBarbaraPowell Raku #6

Raku Bowl by Barbara Powell



The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization celebrating its 35th 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 visit our website




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Gail Erickson is Featured Artist At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Fine artist, ceramic sculptor and instructor, Gail Erickson is the Featured Artist at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 6th.  The public is invited to “Feminine Fusion of Fin, Feather and Leather”.  Meet Gail, an enthusiastic artist whose “intent is to reveal, yet conceal, allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.”  Gail’s mermaids, birds and clay portraits are thoughtful and fascinating. Texture plays a major role in unifying her body of work. Surfaces of sculptures are finished using combinations of slip, stains, underglazes, glazes and patinas.  Gail recently began creating clay sculptures of furry friends.  Stop by and speak to her about a commission of your favorite pet!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.   




Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

“Feminine Fusion of Fin, Feather and Leather”


Opening Reception

February 6th

6-10 pm

Open and Free to the Public

The exhibit will run through Feb 18th

15 South J Street     Lake Worth, FL 






Originally from NY, Gail has been making art in some form for most of her life. Her childhood was filled with art classes in public school and art books. She excels at teaching herself new techniques including quilling ( thin paper strips rolled, glued, pinched, and assembled into a larger composition), creating mosaic pieces and drawing. However, working with clay has always been her medium of choice.


Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“Contemplation” Sculpture by Gail Erickson



While still in high school, Gail attended Wilson Technological Center in Suffolk County NY for Dental Lab Technology. She spent many years in the dental field as a technician and then as a dental assistant. She tells The Rickie Report, “Making crowns by carving wax and creating temporary crowns using acrylic satisfied some of my creative desires for that chapter in my life. In this field I also learned how to use many instruments and materials which prepared me for my future career in art”.


Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“Birmaid” Sculpture by Gail Erickson



After starting a family of her own, Gail’s passion for the arts began to consume her. She took pottery classes, ceramics, design, 3-D design and drawing classes at Palm Beach State College FL.  In 2005 she won her first two awards, “Passion For Art” and “Three Dimensional Design” at the Eissey Campus at PBSC.


Sculpture by Gail Erickson

” I Dream” Sculpture by Gail Erickson


At the same time Gail traveled with The Art Alliance to London, San Francisco, and NYC visiting the major museums and galleries. She also volunteered at her daughter’s elementary school bringing “The Meet The Masters Program” to the children and she taught Pottery Studio Class at UB Kinsey Elementary School of the Arts. Presently she teaches a clay sculpting class at Wellington Community High School.



“Oreo” by Gail Erickson


Gail is constantly involved in learning more about her fine craft.  She is a member of The Ceramic League of The Palm Beaches, The Wellington Art Society, and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  Her collectors have described her work as “provocative and a little dark but in a good way”. The artist would agree.




“I Wish” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“My work is but a perception of a moment once reflected. It is inspired by family, nature and the human form. It is a product of my feelings, emotions and passion for the tactile nature of clay.  Although my interests in clay are varied, I am drawn to portrait and hybrid figurative bird sculptures. My intent is to reveal, yet conceal, allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.”


Her large sculptures are created using flattened rings starting from the bottom working up. Texture plays a major role in unifying her body of work. Surfaces of sculptures are finished using combinations of slip, stains, underglazes, glazes and patinas.


Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“Mermaid” Sculpture by Gail Erickson


Gail is represented by:

  • OSGS Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL  
  • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Fl
  • Local Way Art Gallery Jensen Beach FL

For more information please contact Gail :



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Peggy Greenfield Exhibits at Whitespace Collection’s Booth at ArtPalmBeach and at “Contempo” at the Lighthouse ArtCenter

Whether working with a camera, clay, paint, found objects or torn paper, Peggy Greenfield finds the act of creating art to convey ideas and express feelings challenging and fascinating. Known for her ceramic sculptures and abstract paintings, this year, first in California and now in here in Florida, Ms. Greenfield’s photography has come to the fore. This month Ms. Greenfield’s work will be featured by Whitespace Collection at Art Palm Beach (Booth # 715)  and at “Contempo” at Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta. The Rickie Report shares some views of her work and all the details here.






Whitespace Collection (Booth #715)

Wednesday January 21 To Sunday, January 25th

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd.  W.Palm Beach, FL 33401 

and at


Exhibit Continues through March 7th

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469




"Glitz" by Peggy Greenfield

“Glitz” by Peggy Greenfield



As a photographer, Ms. Greenfield has traveled extensively throughout the world and photographed everyday events, objects and scenes that excite her imagination. She’s done the same in her own neighborhoods — for instance, the round photographs above were taken on a sunny afternoon on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Her concept is to select from her extensive files of photographs groups of images that together form master ideas. As a cell, each image is a sliver of reality, but shown together they create a unified story: a time; a place; a feeling; an emotion; an experience; an impression. The aggregated photographs are intended to be sculptural, as the colors and patterns of a collection of prints shape a more visceral dialogue.




"Fantasy" by Peggy Greenfield

“Fantasy” by Peggy Greenfield



Each of the works on exhibition at both ArtPalmBeach and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is an original, signed, limited edition aggregate comprised of from four to as many as twenty-four archival pigment prints. The images are either heat fused onto aluminum or, alternatively, printed onto acid-free paper and framed. In his critical survey of contemporary artists, “Learning to See,” Bruce Helander describes Ms. Greenfield’s work as the product of “pushing creative barriers” by an “informed imagination,” demonstrating a “willingness to explore risk with the nuances of her art.”


"Houses" by Peggy Greenfield

“AUGPILATOQ” by Peggy Greenfield



Ms. Greenfield studied art at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA); and at workshops in Santa Fe (NM), the Armory Art Center (Florida) and Anderson Ranch (Colorado). She earned a master’s degree in communications from Cornell University, a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, and studied at Exeter College, Oxford University, England. In addition, she holds a law degree from Dickinson Law School and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and other state and federal courts.



"Exuberance" by Peggy Greenfield

“Exuberance” by Peggy Greenfield


Prior to attending law school Ms. Greenfield taught at Cornell University (NY) and Wesleyan University (CT). In 1999, after many years of practicing law in Philadelphia, she and her husband, Richard D. Greenfield, formed the law firm of Greenfield & Goodman, LLC.




Since 2004, Ms. Greenfield has concentrated solely on her art. Her work is in private and prominent public collections, including the University of California, CitiBank and the Davison Art Center of Wesleyan University (CT). She has studios in Florida and California and has exhibited at one-person and group shows in the United States and New Zealand. In 2014 her photography was featured in one-person shows at Smith-Andersen North Gallery in California and at PNC in Florida.


For more information about Peggy’s artwork, please contact:




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Artisans on The Ave Invites You to Preview on January 26th! Grand Opening January 31st!

Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro announce the opening of their new gallery, Artisans On The Ave.  In conjunction with Lake Worth ART POP, one of the loops of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach 2014, everyone is invited to preview on Sunday, January 26th.  Artisans on the Ave will exhibit 2D and 3D art in all mediums and invite the public to attend their Grand Opening on Sunday, January 31st!   The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details in this article. 








Invite You to


Open House

Art Synergy/ Lake Worth ART POP

SUNDAY, January 26th


Noon – 9 pm


 630 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL



Amelia Costa

Amelia Costa





Betty Wilson

Betty Wilson










Linda Manganaro

Linda Manganaro















Linda Manganaro and Betty Wilson are offering a new gallery setting for  2D and 3D art.  They are always interested in seeing emerging artists’ work and welcome them to join in a new gallery setting in Lake Worth, FL.   The unique setting is located in the heart of downtown Lake Worth and has various options for rental of wall, floor and shelf spaces.  Artisans On The Ave is always accepting all mediums of work.


The Grand Opening Reception on Friday Jan.31 6-9 pm  includes artist demonstrations with Glass Artist Wayne Smith, Wood Turner artist Teri Salamoni and Painter Annette Gellermann.



The Rickie Report is pleased to introduce some of the artists at Artisans on the Ave.  We hope you will stop by on Sunday, January 26th from Noon- 9 pm during Lake Worth ART POP and on Friday, January 31st.  There is so much to take in, you’ll need more than just one visit!



Amelia Costa

Amelia grew up in a large, close knit family in Peru.   She tells us, “My family emigrated to the United States, so that my siblings and I could attend University. I received a Bachelor of Science and after some time in the business world decided to pursue my interest in the arts. I attended Florida Atlantic University to study painting. I gravitated towards clay, just before graduation and stayed awhile longer to satisfy my curiosity and my growing fascination with the medium”.
“In my work, I have combined my two interests  in illustration and clay. Most recently I moved away from color and  concentrated on the story the pieces convey. My aim is to have the pieces tell the viewer the stories that they tell me, and share the journey with me”.



Irene Jalowayski

Palm Beach Smashing Glass



Irene tells us, “I am a retired speech pathologist and Florida native, who lives in West Palm Beach.  I was always an art lover/collector and began taking fused glass classes nine years ago.  I  studied with a private teacher, took classes at McMow Art Glass Center,  Art Glass Environments,  Kay Weiner’s Glass Classes, and in several out-of-town venues. Now I have my own studio because my hobby has become my passion!”


Fused Glass by Irene Jalowayski

Fused Glass by Irene Jalowayski


“Working with glass has allowed me to express my creativity and love for color, shape and form.  I get lost in my work and experience a thrill each time I open my kiln.  I  sell my work at several galleries and am thrilled to be one of the artists at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Petersburg, Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth, and  at the  OSGS Gallery in the Northwood neighborhood.  My creations have been exhibited in many juried art shows and I was featured as an Emerging Artist at ArtiGras, 2012”.  I can be reached by email at   Irene Jalowayski   or visit my website at


Sharon Kurlychek



“I engaged with the energy of clay in the 70’s when I first learned to to throw pots on a kick wheel at art school in Cleveland, Ohio.  I took more advanced classes (David Vargo)  and the joy of clay settled into by hands.  In the 80’s, I lived in the Dominican Republic, where I taught English. Experimenting with the production of primitive pottery– digging clay deposits from riverbeds, creating glazes from the ashes I collected from a bakery’s wood-fired oven, and firing in open pits was joyful.  Back in the US, I bought an electric kiln, continued my art studies (The Cleveland Institute of Art and Andrea Gill from Alfred University) and began teaching at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood”.  
Sharon Kurlychek

Sharon Kurlychek

“When I moved to Florida, for subsequent art festivals, I created a line of tropical number tiles. My website, shows 12 designs.  Customers can choose the tiles and colors to place an order for a custom house number tile.  I also do commission work for tile murals and signs, working with designers, HOA’s or home owners, offering color sketches and cost estimates for custom work.  I can be reached through my website or e-mail:”
Sharon Kurlychek

Sharon Kurlychek

” I am continually inspired by fellow clay artists (Betty Wilson and members of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches).  My art career has recently spun off in a new direction.  Taking classes (Carla Golembe at the Delray Center for the Arts), spending time in the artsy town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and a mixed media workshop (Dee Roper at La Fabrica Aurora) has had a big influence on the direction of my creativity!  Now I am creating mixed media pieces, acrylic paintings and collages!” 


John McCoy

John tells us, “I am a functional potter. In my work, I strive for qualities of simplicity, honesty and  a sense of fluidity. When making my pots, I depend on intuition and feeling, rather than upon conceptual ideas and analysis. Natural and organic objects, along with the varied and rich traditions of ceramics are the main influences of my work. I have a very classical approach to clay, even when combining and altering forms”.
John McCoy

John McCoy

“During the last ten years, I have had the opportunity to put my work in  a wood fired Anagama kiln. I feel my forms have been enhanced and visually strenghthened by the warm colors of the ash deposits and the textures and patterns created by the mark of the fire. This natural process allows the viewer to share my experience  of working with clay, from the moment my hands shape and form the clay, leaving my mark, to the fluidity of the flames that leave their impression on the surface of the pot forever”.


If you are an artist who is interested in becoming part of the community of Artisans on the Ave,  there are many options for those who want to work as well as those who prefer not to.  Please send at least 2 jpgs of your work, a short biography and an artist statement to



For more information please contact  Betty Wilson 561.762.8162 or Linda Manganaro 561.308.7263    Artisans On The Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth,FL 33460.  The Gallery phone is: 561-312-9924 or visit:  

Irene Jalowayski

Skewed Glass Bowl by Irene Jalowayski

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