8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, “Loxahatchee Visions” Is Open To The Public, Including Other Family Activities

The 8th Annual Juried Art Contest – “Loxahatchee Visions” is available for everyone to enjoy!  Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty had difficulty choosing and you will see why!  In addition, there are family activities planned during the holiday break at the Refuge, including Binocular Bootcamp, and the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 30th (one of the oldest in North America).  This is the perfect time to bring others to experience the real Florida!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Citizen scientists, citizen artists…all good for our world.

 

 

 

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Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

8th Annual Juried Art Show

“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

 

View  The  Exhibit

At Visitors Center Auditorium

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

For information about the Refuge, visit www.loxahatcheefriends.com or call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303. The Refuge is located at 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, off U.S. 441 between Atlantic Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard. Entry fee $5/vehicle.

 

 

 

8th Annual Juried Art Contest – Loxahatchee Visions

 

 

Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty went through the difficult process of selecting the winners:

 

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady”

2nd Place – Lorrie B. Turner – “Loxahatchee” – Plein Air painting

3rd Place – Holly Rutchey – “Hidden Glades” – tricolored heron

Honorable Mention – Lene Hougaard – “Cypress Trees”

Honorable Mention – Joanne Baker MacLeod – “Loxahatchee Forest” – Raccoons

Honorable Mention – Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady” (Photo courtesy of Ruth Weiss)

 

 

Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place (Youth) – Nicholas Vogel – “Clouds Are Flying”

2nd Place (Youth) – Madison Andrews – “In Our Midst” – Bobcat 

3rd Place (Youth) – Matthew Vogel – “I See You” – Raccoon

 

Holly Rutchey, “A Hawk’s View”

 

 

CraigWatts  “Mallard Melody”

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Saturday, December 30th

 

9 am – Noon

 

 

 

Registration is requested but not required.

For more information or to register, please contact
Veronica Kelly at 561/735-6020 or by email at Veronica_Kelly@fws.gov.

 

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is excited to announce our first ever Christmas Bird Count for Kids which will be held on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The Christmas Bird Count, which began over 100 years ago, is one of the oldest wildlife surveys in not only North America, but the world. Kids and families around Palm Beach County will have a chance to become citizen scientists by taking part in this old tradition with a new twist, the Christmas Bird Count for Kids.

 

A binocular boot camp will kick-off the event in the visitor center auditorium, after which kids will divide into teams and head out into the field with volunteer experts to count and record the species of birds they locate. You may bring your own binoculars or borrow some from the refuge. Teams will meet back at the visitor center after the count for snacks and to tally their results.

This event is designed as a way for families to have fun outdoors and learn more about local birds. Kids of all birding abilities are encouraged to participate. Participants should come dressed for spending time outdoors. Children must be accompanied by their parents.

 

Help Us Grow!

Tell your friends about this hidden treasure! How many of them know we have a piece of the Everglades right here in Palm Beach County? Bring them out, and encourage them to join the Friends. Better yet, give them a gift membership!

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Elinor Williams
Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
www.loxahatcheefriends.com
www.facebook.com/loxahatcheefriends

“There are no other Everglades in the world.” ~Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Celebrate with us, The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 1982-2017

 

 

 

 

The refuge is located off U.S. 441/SR 7, two miles south of SR 804 (Boynton Beach Blvd.) and three miles north of SR 806 (Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue). The refuge is currently open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Refuge hours change seasonally and are posted at each entrance. The Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. An entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle or $1.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist is charged. A variety of annual passes, including a $12.00 refuge specific annual pass, are available.

Please visit the refuge website at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee/ and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ARMLoxahatcheeNWR.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

 

 

 

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Free Admission And Parking For Wellington Art Fest On The Green Offering Fine Art, Fine Crafts And Activities

The 11th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society brings new artists, both nationally acclaimed and local. Everyone is invited to stop by on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th. The show’s profits  go to the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Programs. Art Fest on the Green features artists, live music, demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater. The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

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INVITES  YOU  TO:

 

 

11th Annual Art Fest on the Green in Wellington

 

Saturday, January 28  9am-5pm

Sunday,  January 29 10am – 4pm

Wellington Amphitheater

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL

FREE ADMISSION      FREE PARKING

 

 

 

 

 

This juried fine art and fine craft show will feature artists from around the country showing their original artwork across many mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, leather, glass, mixed media, and photography. Many artists will be working on site. The juried fine artists participating in the festival were chosen for their creativity, mastery of the technique, and degree of excellence. Also, this year several artists will be presenting their latest art works exclusively at the Show, offering originals and limited editions for sale.

 

 

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Painting by Len Jagoda

 

Len Jagoda, elected member of the American Artists Professional League and Juried member of the American Academy of Equine Artists, will unveil his recently completed commissioned painting of “American Pharaoh “’ www.backstretchstudio.com

 

 

 

WASArt Fest Powell- OZ

Raku Vessel by Barbara Powell

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Deborah LaFogg

 

 

Deborah La Fogg, award winning nature/animal artist recently won Best in Show at the National Park Art Exhibition and awards at the 16th annual Pastel 100 Competition. The artist will present her most recent work ” Three Amigos”. www.lafogg.com

 

WASArt Fest Cahue Cherry amber necklace

Cherry Amber Pendant by Cahue

 

Illustrator, educator, and award winning artist and top Art Show favorite, Laurie Snow Hein will feature her most recent oil paintings of the Southern Landscape-alive with sparkling light and vibrant color. Laurie’s work is published and licensed worldwide. www.lauriesnowhein.com

 

 

WASArt Fest Sorge- Loopy sculpture

Loopy Sculpture by Sorge

 

 

Children will have a great time creating their own work of art to take home at the Children’s Art Activity Tent. Live acoustic music featuring everyone’s favorite tunes will be performed by Bobby G. and his musician friends during the Show. Food trucks will be on site offering a variety of delicious food.

 

WASArt Fest Doyal Many waters

“Many Waters” 3D artwork by Lynn Doyle

 

 

 

For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

The Wellington Art Society, a 501 c3 charitable organization, has over 100 members- artists and art enthusiasts. WAS provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art. Proceeds from Art Fest help fund the Wellington Art Society’s scholarship awards program and other art outreach programs.

 

 

 

 

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