Artisans On The Ave Presents: “Double Whammy: Meet The Artists Rickie & Tammy”, Featuring Rickie Leiter And Tammy Frand

When is the right time to buy a handmade piece of art, jewelry or functional design?  Artisans On The Ave knows the answer is “always”!  Start your gift giving now for Valentine’s Day with functional art by Tammy Frand and wearable art jewelry by Rickie Leiter. The Free Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, February 10!  Meet the artists, browse the gallery and enjoy the refreshments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks for “Double Whammy: Meet The Artists Rickie and Tammy”!

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

TAMMY  FRAND   &   RICKIE  LEITER

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 10 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

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

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter creates one of a kind necklaces and earrings that are distinctive.  She uses found objects, antique and vintage finds and unusual beads to create her designs. Rickie says, “the beads ‘speak to me’ and I often have no preconceived design until I start working with a focal component, look at all of my beads and then begin. There are times when I will take  things apart and start over again because the final product has to feel right”. Locally, her jewelry sold previously at the Norton Museum, Gallery Five, and Howard Alan Events, and at Shoenique in Longmeadow, MA. Rickie is the publisher of The Rickie Report which celebrates the visual arts from Melbourne to Miami.  Her mission is to connect artists and art lovers while supporting the local art scene.  www.therickiereport.com

 

Ceramic Tiles With Original Artwork by Tammy Frand

Tammy Frand is originally from Long Island, New York. She resides in South Florida with her husband. Tammy has been an exhibited artist in and around Palm Beach County and has been showcased for her unique blend of materials. Tammy uses a ceramic tile coaster and/or trivet as an alternative to flat stock prints of her work creating a more functional use of art. Single and/or multiple tiles are framed in wood collected from local to Florida lobster traps. She also uses materials such as aluminum, wood and acrylic. Tammy shares, “As an artist, I aim to create pieces that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. I use digital imagery to generate work in a multitude of colors, sizes and mediums. I work to create art that inspires people. My work is constantly evolving with new and fresh ideas”.    great4gifts@aol.com   www.tammysgreat4gifts.com

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

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

Tibetan And Hand-Crafted Jewelry Plus Exquisite Orchids At Special Mandel JCC Event

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens is hosting a one-of-a-kind, two day Jewelry and Orchid sale on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27th. The JCC will be featuring pieces from Sophia Stern Designs, Gaia’s Treasures, Custom Creations and an amazing orchid collection from Millers Way Orchids! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the JCC.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.  This is Open to the Public and Free to attend.

 

 

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5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-712-5216

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Tibetan  And Hand- Crafted Jewelry

&

Exquisite Orchids

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 26

Thursday, October 27

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Featuring:

Sophia Stern Designs

Gaia’s Treasures

Custom Creations

Millers Way Orchids  

Free and Open To The Public

 

5221 Hood Road,   Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-712-5216

 

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One of a Kind Necklace

 

 

 

Sophia Stern Designs

 

While growing up in New York City, Sophia Stern had a fascination with trying on her mother’s jewelry. By the age of 14, she realized that she had the opportunity to create her own as a hobby, but that wasn’t enough. One day, while she was in the family jewelry business in New York City, her fascination for small shiny objects took over and she fell in love with gem stones. She realized that the opportunities to create something fascinating and unique were endless and knew that this was her calling. From there on out, her entire life has been about creating. For twenty- two years, she has been honing her craft and in 2011, Sophia Stern Designs was born. Her jewelry focuses on handcrafted necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings that combine semi- precious stones with metals such as solid brass, gold filled, copper, pewter and silver to create one of kind pieces.

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Long, Chamsa Necklace

Gaia’s Treasures & Custom Creations

Gaia’s Treasures and Custom Creations will be presenting bold and exquisite beaded Tibetan jewelry. Each piece is a work of art that incorporates silver, turquoise, coral and other semi-precious gemstones into unique designs. Elaine Durow and Cass Stryker, bring their jewelry from the Himalaya region of Tibet hand crafted by many artisans who left Tibet due to political and religious reasons. Their “French Bakelite” look made from amber copal, other saps and resin, results in stunning and unusual pieces and shapes.

 

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One of a Kind necklace

Miller’s Way Orchids

 

 

 

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Photo Courtesy of Millers Way Orchids

 

 

In addition to Gaia’s Treasures, Custom Creations and Sophia Stern Designs, the JCC will also have a beautiful collection of rare orchids. Millers Way Orchids has a complete selection of unusual and colorful varieties to complement your lifestyle and décor. For any orchid lover out there, they will know that this flower is almost unreal in its perfection. There are about 208 species of orchids that are native to the United States and there is no other flower that looks quite like this. In addition, these flowers tend to bloom for a great deal longer than most flowers lasting from two to three months.

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops

Please visit

www.jcconline.com/artgallery

or contact Gwilda at GwildaB@JCConline.com; 561-712-5216.

The Mandel JCC is located at 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens.

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Bead Shows Kick Off 2016 In Palm Beach Gardens And Vero Beach

At the C & S Bead Shows you really get a chance to talk with the people who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves. If you are not a jewelry-maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand-made pieces of jewelry to choose from! Come and see the newest trends of Fashion Jewelry at their upcoming show in Palm Beach Gardens on January 2nd and 3rd plus Vero Beach January 29, 20, and 31st.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article. FREE admission, a wealth of ideas and a creative way to start 2016! PERFECT GIFT ALERT!

 

C & S Bead Show

Quality Bead Shows

Across South Florida

FREE ADMISSION

J A N U A R Y   2 0 1 6

 

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL

Saturday, January 2nd   10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, January 3rd  10 am – 4 pm

AMARA SHRINERS  

3650 RCA Blvd Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

DIRECTIONS: I-95 EXIT #79 EAST ON PGA BLVD. RIGHT AT THE GAS STATION. GO TO STOP SIGN TURN LEFT. GO STRAIGHT 1/2 MILE OVER THE TRACKS & THE AMAR SHRINERS IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.  ENTRANCE IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE IN THE BACK. 

CONTACT NUMBER 754-581-6836

 

 

VERO BEACH, FL

 

Friday, January 29th      10 am – 5 pm

Saturday, January 30th   10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, January 31st       10 am – 4 pm

 

 

HERITAGE CENTER

 

2140 14th Ave. Vero Beach, FL.

 

DIRECTIONS: I-95 EXIT #247 EAST ON SR60 UNTIL YOU COME TO 14TH
AVENUE. TURN LEFT {NORTH} HERITAGE CENTER IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE A LITTLE MORE THAN A BLOCK.

CONTACT NUMBER 754-581-6836

 

 

Multi-Strand Beads!

                                      Multi-Strand Beads!

 

Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, are returning to Palm Beach Gardens for a two-day event and Vero Beach for a three-day event in January.

 

 

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Bead Strands, Chain! Findings!

 

The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pavé Beads, Findings and much much more!

 

 

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Handmade Jewelry

 

 

For more information:

Contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde:

754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836

or visit

csbeadshows.com or email: onderlir@bellsouth.net

 

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Cabochons, Pendants!

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

49th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Will Offer Delights For All Ages

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event!  On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes,rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list!  The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings.  We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

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GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY

 

The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.

  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children.

 

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org.

 

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Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.

 

 

 

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Fine Jewelry (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!

 

 

 

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Fossils (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities 

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

 

 

Jewelry makers will find loose beads, strands, pearls, gemstones, glass, wood, semi-precious stones and findings.

 

 

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

 

For more information about this Show or the activities of the Gem and Mineral Society of The Palm Beaches, please visit: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

OSGS Offers Unique Art Exhibition, Art Promenade, Specialty Jewelry Show and a Call for Artists

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla have been working hard preparing for a spectacular Autumn in Northwood Village at OSGS  Ortiz-Smykla| Gallery Studio.  Their unique art exhibition showcasing the work of folk art visionary, Jimmy Lee Sudduth continues until the end of October.  (Don’t miss it!  You’ll have to go to the Smithsonian to see his work!).   Northwood Village’s Art Promenade, which falls on Halloween, promises to be spooktacular.  Save November  7th for a “Holiday Jewels – Wearable Art” Event and their custom framing is available with a Groupon discount.  The Rickie Report shares all of this plus a CALL to ARTISTS!

 

 

 

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OSGS

 

Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

 

 

500 Northwood Road   W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Current Special Exhibition at OSGS Gallery:

 

 

"The Barn" by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

“The Barn” by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Jimmy Lee Sudduth Paintings. We currently have three paintings from the late Jimmy Lee (1910-2007) on loan and on exhibit through the month of October.

http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

 

OSGS Mural

 

OSGS has finally been provided final approval to move forward with our Mural Project. The Mural itself will be placed on the East facing wall of OSGS Gallery (toward Dixie, along Spruce). OSGS is providing some nice incentives for the winning artist.

 

 

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Previous Murals in the Northwood Village area include:

 

 

Eduardo Mendieta

Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Amanda Valdes

Mural by Amanda Valdes

The final process will be Juried by Andrew Brown – http://www.andybrownpaintings.com/

 

 

 

 

“Holiday Jewels — Wearable Art”

Friday November 7th     6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

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Take part in a festive evening to help ease the worry of holiday shopping as OSGS presents one-of-a-kind jewelry. Enjoy one-on-one interaction with the Artists, sipping cider, and taking in light music. Featured artists are Claudia Block (New York/Florida), Meryl Lefkovich (Massachusetts) and Elayna Toby Singer (Florida).

 

 

 

 

Claudia Bloch

 

 

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Necklace by Claudia Block

 

 

Claudia Bloch is an American artist known for her beaded jewelry designs. Born and raised in New York City, Claudia’s work reflects the fusion of cultures and people she was surrounded by in the invigorating city environment. Inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, not just for her installations themselves, but for her process of walking the city streets at night, finding what others had discarded to use in the making of her own vision.

 

 

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Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Bracelet

 

 

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Claudia Bloch’s Beaded Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that in mind, after Claudia began her designs with the goal of women wearing her pieces, she has recently amplified that idea – to a greater vision of building intriguing installations around the jewelry. Viewers can both enjoy wearing the pieces, as well is exploring the power of the material world and its influences over their identity. Claudia resides in South Florida but travels extensively showing her work in private and public venues.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich

 

Meryl is a self-taught artist/maker with a degree in art history. She has had past careers as an art consultant, gallery manager, travel consultant and interior designer, all of which, she believes, contribute to her world view in design and concept.  Her serious art career began in 1993 when she began teaching herself how to paint. She has her paintings in a number of corporate and private collections in the Boston area and around the country.

 

 

 

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Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

In 2011, Meryl learned how to solder and there was no looking back. Jewelry design and fabrication have become her passion. Her primary influences are flora, fauna and a fascination with Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Bracelet

Meryl Lefkovich’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “As an art history major, ancient cultures also impact my designs; I love the look of a slightly time-worn patina, as though a long lost piece was newly discovered. Combining raw and organic with delicate and romantic, whimsy, combinations of color and gemstones – all have a place in my designs.”  She starts with a concept; a new interpretation of the natural world, then the metal takes over and informs her how each piece should develop.

 

 

 

Meryl Lefkovich's Earrings and Pendant

Meryl Lefkovich’s Earrings and Pendant

 

Meryl says, ” the forms and essence of nature, a dewdrop on a leaf, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the twisted scroll of vines and the gnarled knots of trees…these are the moments I want to capture and reflect in my jewelry.”

 

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

Elayna Toby Singer is drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. She is attracted to circles. They invite her in, are windows to the beyond; simultaneously open and whole.

 

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Elayna Toby Singer’s Bracelet

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Connecting one object to the next, both physically and visually, energy and awareness journey between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. Twirling and dancing with the air around us, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Discarded and precious materials – vintage tools, machine parts, manufacturing remnants, garden trimmings, mineral stones and beads from around the world – are combined to create one-of-a-kind artworks.”

 

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

Earrings by Elayna Toby Singer

 

No two Elayna Toby Singer pieces are ever the same.  Elayna Toby Singer uses only “cold connections” in creating my assemblage kinetic sculptures and jewelry. No welding or soldering for me. Instead, she uses wrapping and knotting techniques, along with swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.

 

 

Custom Framing:

As an Artist, Let OSGS Custom Framing help you ready your work for exhibition(s). We have great rates and archival materials. Here’s a Groupon Coupon for savings (not valid with other offers, but a great way to save by itself!):

http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio

 

 

 

Artists Needed!!!

West Palm Beach Art In Public Places is assembling a database of artists for future Calls To Artists. This is a great opportunity to have your name included in those opportunities. If you have a few moments, please email Phil Growick (info. below) your Name, Artistic Medium of Preference (i.e., Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, etc.), Email Address, Website Information, and any other contact information you would like to offer to:

Phil Growick
Art In Public Places (City of West Palm Beach) Board Member
Email: pgrowick@gmail.com

See Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla’s Painting

at the Palm Beach International Airport:

(All Artwork in the exhibit is for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to these local artists)

"Untitled" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Untitled” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

For more information about OSGS please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Theo Sable and “Dirty Secrets” at Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery

Is Theo Sable the Leonard DaVinci or the Benjamin Franklin of the art world?  She will be exhibiting at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth on Friday, February 21 from 6-9 PM.  Poet, actress, sculptor, jeweler, painter and metal worker… a little bit of everything will be on display in the gallery. She strives for perfection so The Rickie Report urges you to look closely at each component . More information is in this article.

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery

 

Presents

 

Artist Theo Sable and her Dirty Secrets

 

Friday, February 21 /  6-9PM

 

15 South J Street, Downtown Lake Worth

 

Art, Food, Music and Poetry

 

 

 

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Theo will be reading from her book, “Dirty Secrets”, at intervals throughout the evening. Her poems are funny, sad, scandalous, touching and profound.  All of her written and spoken words translate into the visual art she creates.  She is the “complete package.”  Her art collection is sprinkled with tastefully naughty characters parading though a variety of scenes and positions, sure to catch your eye.  Look for the little man in Yoga position.

 

 

"Princess and the Pea"

“Princess and the Pea”

 

A skilled silversmith and jeweler, several cases are filled with her works.  From lost wax cast silver works to wire sculpture pins and earrings, there are no more craftily skilled pieces to be found.  A former gemstone buyer and designer for a prestigious New York shop, she has recreated the style for the gallery with pieces priced to sell.

 

 

"Portrait of a Male in Clay"

“Portrait of a Male in Clay”

 

 

Many of Theo’s paintings, collages and photographs will be on display for this exhibit.  Although a 3-D gallery, members are welcome to display 2-D art as well.  Each medium she works in is executed to perfection.  The wit of her poetry rings true in all of her other works.

 

 

"Baby Atop"

“Baby Atop”

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or   JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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