Delray Art League Offers Art Exhibits, Networking While The Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund Helps Non-Profits

On Monday, October 12th, the Delray Art League (DAL) kicks off its season with Deb LaFogg Docherty presenting “How to Paint Animals Realistically”.  DAL ‘s Autumn Showcase Exhibit of Fine Art will be displayed at the Delray Beach City Hall. DAL is a group of professional and emerging artists dedicated to the development of excellence in visual arts and art education in South Florida. Through the sale of member art, DAL provides scholarships for art students, grants to non-profit organizations for art supplies and donations to support community visual art programs. In the last 10 years we have donated over $100,000 to the advancement of visual arts.  The Rickie Report shares the details of their upcoming monthly meeting, Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits, The City Hall Exhibit and more information about the  Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund.  This is a great networking group for artists!  Non-members are invited to all of the activities.









Monthly Meeting:    Monday October 12th, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Program: Painting Animals Realistically
By Deb LaFogg Docherty



General Meetings are always held the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. from October through April in the Chambers room at Delray Beach City Hall.


Non-members are invited to attend. No fee is associated however a $5.00 donation at the door to the Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund would be greatly appreciated.




“Follow The Leader” by Deb LaFogg Docherty




Deborah LaFogg Docherty combines two great loves: nature and painting.  Most of what she paints is from life experiences. Her use of light, color, composition, texture, and atmosphere help bring the viewer into the secret world of how animals live, raise their young, court and survive in the wild. Deb is also an instructor at Delray Center for the Arts.
AFFILIATIONS: Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Elected member of the Audubon Artists, Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists
Learn more about Deb’s beautiful art at





DAL Fine Art Exhibitions:


The Autumn Showcase Exhibit 2015
Friday, October 23rd to Friday, December 4th
Delray Beach City Hall Gallery


You are invited to visit the Delray Art League’s Autumn Showcase Exhibit of Fine Art being displayed at the Delray Beach City Hall. It is the first of 3 DAL member juried exhibits at City Hall this season. Come see and enjoy some of the Delray Art League’s best artist’s creative work. Open to the public, 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday at Delray City Hall, 100 NW First Avenue, Delray Beach, FL






DAL Members Around Town:



DAL members, Carolyn Barth, Patricia Maguire, Ralph Papa, Vicki Siegel, Lorrie Turner and Donna Walsh have been invited to participate in the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Exhibition, “Made in Delray Beach” through Oct 31, 2015, at the Montgomery Building in Lake Worth.

Deb La Fogg Docherty’s painting “Marsh Morning” was accepted into the Degas Pastel Society’s member show.

Mark Allen has paintings hanging at OSGS Gallery in Northwood and Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.

Mary Taylor has 4 pieces hanging in the Delray Library and 2 pieces in the Boynton Beach Library as a participant in the Artists in Florida exhibit. Mary’s piece in PBI as part of the Art in Public Places Exhibit, sold during the show.
James Rabidoux has a Solo show through October at the Weisman Delray Community Center located at 7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray.

Manny Jomok will be teaching a six week, intermediate level watercolor class at the Delray Community Center, Oct. 26th – Nov. 30th.
Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Wendy Jones recently received an honorable mention and a blue ribbon for her painting “Sailing” that was on exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County located in Lake Worth.

John Bowen’s watercolor paintings will be at the Coral Springs Museum of Art through November 21st and his painting “Carriage Ride” will be in the Florida Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibition. John will be doing a book talk at the Coral springs Museum on Saturday, October 24th at 2 pm about his book “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” which was awarded a Silver Medal by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. He will also be speaking at the Vietnam Memorial “Traveling Wall” on Saturday, October 24th at 6:30 pm.

Reed Dixon was accepted into the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood 2015 All Media Juried Biennial. The show runs thru Sun., Nov. 1st. Reed is also showing at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray and at the OSGS Gallery in the Northwood district of WPB.

Eileen Lovre will be exhibiting in the Boca Raton Arts & Crafts Festival Oct 10th & 11th in downtown Boca Raton.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington. Lynn also recently received an Honorable Mention in the Artists of Palm Beach County “Abstract Only 2015 Exhibit”.

Vicki Siegel has been chosen by Golden Paint to become a Golden Paint Artist Educator and will be conducting acrylic workshops and classes at Delray Center for the Arts and the Armory Art Center.

Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Patricia Maguire, Ralph Papa, Dimitri Saginov and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts.  For more information see




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DAL Overview


The Delray Art League (DAL) is a group of professional and emerging artists dedicated to the development of excellence in visual arts and art education in South Florida. Through the sale of member art at our fine art exhibitions and shows, we provide scholarships for art students, grants to non-profit organizations for art supplies and donations to support community visual art programs. In the last 10 years we have donated over $100,000 to the advancement of visual arts.





DAL Officers for the 2015-16 year:

President – Tim Vaum
Vice President – Deb LaFogg-Docherty
Treasurer – Kathi Stamm
Secretary – Dimitri Sagatov







Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund

Each year Delray Art League donates to deserving groups such as the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Milagro Center, Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Pluosa School of the Arts Foundation and Sister Cities Young Art Competition. This year’s awards will be donated in the name of long time DAL member and dear friend, Jack Feinberg who we lost this year at the youthful age of 96.











Invitation for New Members

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.
 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00
Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled. 
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.
Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information:




Delray Art League “Artists in the Park” Outdoor
Fine Art Exhibitions & Shows

New Season! New Artists! New Artwork!
Award winning Artists offer a variety of original wall art, sculpture, photography and more. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts.






Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal
Old School Square @ Delray Center for the Arts @ Atlantic & Swinton Ave.




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The Rickie Report

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The Art of Display Part II

The Art of Display Part II looks at creating a warm and welcoming environment. If you have 2D artwork to display on walls or 3 Dimensional creations, here are some ideas you might consider when planning your exhibit space.   We advise you to visit a number of different types of exhibits to get ideas and see what might work for you.  If you are taking part in an outdoor event, remember to consider the elements (rain, wind, bright sun) and physical environment (sloping ground, pavement, rocky soil) as you make your plans. The Rickie Report shares an overview as well as some specific suggestions.  In Part III, we will look at lighting and quantities at the exhibit.  



The Art of Display Part II


 Space Planning

  • Before you arrive at the exhibit, determine how large your space will be (i.e. a 10′ x10′ space including the tent/ an 8′ table)
  • Are you providing the tent, table, chairs?
  • While it will cost more, it may be advantageous to contract with the promoter and rent these materials.
  • Will you have walls?  (Are they fabric to which velcro will adhere, wood, slat walls where you can hang special shelving, do you need U-pins?)
  • If you don’t have walls, can you build side and back barriers to better enclose your space and differentiate it from your neighbors?  (If you can, remember to use these barriers for display and storage)
  • Create a full both set-up BEFORE the show.  See how long it takes to set up everything, so you will be ready before the first customers arrive!  This is also an opportunity to ascertain if you will need helpers the day of the event.
  • Utilize every inch of your space.  That includes leaving room for people to come into your area and look around. Plan pathways for movement within your display area.




 A Welcoming Environment


  • Neatness counts!
  • Your booth should never compete with the items you are selling.  Give your customers a chance to rest their eyes on your product.
  • Don’t forget the floor.  A carpet remnant or even a large piece of canvas with colorful paint warms up your space and beckons people to step in.
  • Do you want a theme?   Warm tones of fabrics, rattan, palm leaves and sea shells convey a sea-related theme.  Wood turned bowls will look classy on fabric-covered boxes.  
  • Have you looked at your business cards?  Do they convey the same theme?
  • Consistency is a key factor!
  • Shelving depends on what you are selling.  Rustic pottery can be placed on planks with ladders on either side.  Contemporary fine crafts may need trim shelves.  Delicate items or jewelry may need to be behind glass.
  • Dress up a basic table.  Think: Scarf, placemats, table runner, table cloth with enough overhang so you can utilize the space under the table for storage.
  • Consider risers for the table legs to bring the surface closer to customers’ range of vision and reach.
  • Vary your display with objects of different heights.  You can have a lot of fun with this! Old suitcases, hatboxes, cake plates, lucite boxes or wrapped boxes are basics.
  • Think vertically!  Hanging wind chimes from the ceiling is a perfect way to bring your marketing message to customers.  If you can, place bamboo poles crisscrossing the ceiling. You can hang hand made masks or bird feeders from them.  Make sure you leave enough room for tall customers to feel comfortable without banging their heads!
  • Pedestals made with fabric sides can be used for display on 4 sides plus the top.  Bring velcro, drapery pins or U Pins to attach items to the fabric sides.
  • Pedestals of all shapes and heights can be found on the internet.  If you build your own, consider lightweight but sturdy material.  Carrying them, setting them up and being sure they will sustain a bump from a customer or gust of wind is important.
  • Make your booth memorable! If they have lost your business card and forgotten your name, they can describe your booth to another exhibitor.  Chances are, they’ll find you again!




The Art and Artistic Objects


  • Have a sign saying “If you don’t see what you are looking for, please ask”
  • Leave “white space” in between your displayed items
  • Give people’s eyes a place to rest while they are looking at your creations  (If you have too many pieces on a shelf, they will fee overwhelmed and walk away)
  • YES, some people like to “treasure hunt” through a myriad of objects. If you are selling beads, for example, it is OK to have a small box filled with beads for them to rummage through.
  •  BUT, this is not a tag sale. It is an opportunity to showcase your fine art and fine crafts, so ask a friend who will honest with you.  Is your exhibit too messy?  Too crowded?  Too sparse?
  • Have a photo album readily available for clients and potential clients to see what you have created in the past.
  • Take good quality photos
  • If you are selling artwork for walls, show photos of your artwork hanging on walls inside a home, on a yacht, in a business setting.
  • If you are selling wearable art, show your pieces on a model, not just mannequins.
  • Be ready to make an appointment to see if your artwork will actually fit on a potential client’s wall.  Your willingness to do this after the show hours shows your integrity and belief in customer service and satisfaction.



Look for The Art of Display Part III in an upcoming Rickie Report, where we will focus on other aspects of lighting your artistic creations!




 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













The Art of Display, Part I

Artists who create 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional work need to consider how they display their artistry.  This is part of marketing your business and can take different directions depending on the pieces being displayed, the area of your display, and your environment.  The Rickie Report looks at different aspects of displaying your work in this article, Part I of III.



The Art of Display



Easy to Read Signage


  • Are your signs eye catching?
  • Do not rely on hand written signs unless you are calligrapher (and we urge caution even then)
  • Avery and other companies offer labels of varying sizes which can be computer printed
  • Use an easy to read font
  • Consider that the font you pick will be read differently in print than on a computer screen 
  • Use a large type (Try different options)

                    this is 18 in Comic Sans ( great for reading an artist bio)

      this is 24 in Menlo
            this is 36 in Casual  (while it is larger than 24, it is smaller to read due to the font itself )
     this is 48 in Chalkboard
  • Be consistent. You can use the same font in different sizes, depending on the sign you need
  • Consider the color  you print with: yellow is difficult to see on a white background
  • Arial font, with rounded lines not only prints well but when enlarged, it is ideal for larger signs
  • 48 or 72 point font sizes are easier to read from a distance



What message do your signs convey?


  • Signs tell who you are and what you are selling at a quick glance
  • Patrons are more apt to stop by a display where they can easily identify what your product is
  • Your name,  your business name, and what you are selling should be easy to ascertain
  • Signs can convey messages using words as well as images
  • Will your business logo translate to an easy-to-read sign?
  • Having your logo on signage deepens the branding of your business.
  • If you are offering a % discount, have a sign with the details
  • Encourage people to sign your Guest Book.  Promise that you will not share email addresses or inundate them with mail.  The purpose of a Guest Book is to contact interested patrons  with your e-newsletter or dates of exhibition when you are back in the area.  It is also an opportunity for them to write comments about specific items you are selling.


Descriptions and Prices


  • Hand made does not mean hand written
  • Titles, medium and prices should be easy to find 
  • Without the basic information about the product, the materials and the cost, a patron may walk away rather than ask for help
  • An interesting tid-bit about your art can pique a customer’s curiosity
  • Have your business cards easily available for anyone who enters the booth
  • Have a photo album of your previous work.
  • Show your art pieces in context ( in homes, offices, yachts). It makes it easier for people to imagine in their own space. 
  • If you offer private commission art pieces, indicate that!




Look for The Art of Display Part II in an upcoming Rickie Report, where we will focus on other aspects of displaying your artistic creations!


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


Brewhouse Adds New Brews and Views in August

The Brewhouse Gallery is adding new draft beer selections to their already super stock of options!  Thursday, August 28th is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  August is also a change-over month for artists, so stop by and see what is NEW on the WALLS!  Artists interested in selling their work at this vibrant venue should contact AJ Brockman.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  





The Brewhouse Gallery


Thursday, August 28th

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

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Plan Your Week!

Monday –  Art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy





If you are interested in displaying and selling your work at the Brewhouse Gallery, please contact AJ Brockman!





For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :  or call  561.771.1641

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Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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