Work Space And Equipment In Jewelry/Metalsmithing Studios Available For Rent At Armory Art Center

Work space and equipment in the Jewelry/Metalsmithing studios is available to rent for artists looking for a comprehensively equipped jewelry studio to create work independent of the Armory Art Center‘s school and programming. To register, you must have experience in the field or have taken the Beginning Jewelry course at the Armory and complete a safety test.  Studio hours are a 3-hour minimum, which include day and evening hours during the week and Saturday afternoon.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of the facility’s equipment.

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org

 

 

Session 1: September 4th- October 27th

Rental Fee: $45 per 3 hours

 

 

JEWELRY/ METALSMITHING  STUDIO  RENTAL

 

 

Work space and equipment in the Jewelry/Metalsmithing studios is available to rent for artists looking for a comprehensively equipped jewelry studio to create work independent of the Armory Art Center’s school and programming.

 

 

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To register, you must have experience in the field or have taken the Beginning Jewelry course at the Armory and complete a safety test.  Studio hours are a 3-hour minimum, which include day and evening hours during the week and Saturday afternoon. Please check with registration for the current schedule. Equipment features 2 hydraulic presses, 3 rolling mills, 4 acetylene B tanks, 2 enameling kilns, centrifuge, vacuum casting, burn out kiln, 2 buffing machines, etc.

 

 

 

Two enameling ovens

Buffing Machines

 

Centrifuge

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776.

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Offers Special Exhibits And Discover Jewelry Open Studios

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is bustling!   Meet Student Artist, Philip Glick at a Free Reception on October 14th. And don’t miss the Teens Photography Exhibit at Carre d’artistes Art Gallery in Mizner Park! The School is offering prospective students  a special event on Saturday, October 15th.  It is FREE, but you Must RSVP!  There are people who are interested in jewelry making but don’t know where to start or the different options, with the wide range of jewelry classes available. Check out everything from making silver and gold jewelry to leather jewelry, art clay jewelry, and enameling. While silver fabrication may require longer commitment, the other creative techniques can be mastered in a few sessions and use less expensive materials.   Mid-autumn classes beginning on October 24th and The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

 

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BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART SCHOOL


801 West Palmetto Park Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33486


www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

Current Student Exhibit:

Philip Glick

Opening Reception

 Friday, October 14  

6-8 pm

A special solo exhibit of paintings by Philip Glick will be on view in the Art School Gallery.  Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14th  from 6- 8 pm.  Philip Glick is a sixteen year old student at Spanish River High School who has been taking art classes at the Art School since 2013. This is a unique exhibit because the art school does not usually present solo exhibitions. Philip has developed a personal style, sureness of painting handling, and ambitious scale that belies his age.

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“Convulsions” by Philip Glick

Discover Jewelry

Saturday, October 15


Noon – 3:30 PM


Price: Free, but reservations required

Prospective students are invited to make an appointment to view the studios. For adults interested in jewelry classes, there is a special event where you can learn about the different techniques that are taught in the jewelry studio.

 

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This program is for adults who are interested in starting a jewelry class, but not sure where to begin. Meet our jewelry teachers to informally learn about their different processes, approaches to jewelry making, and classes.

  • Don Dietz – presents a talk on black coral jewelry
  • Jane Levy – describes process of art metal clay
  • Sol Filippi – show the process of creating silver jewelry from initial sketch to polishing
  • Marjory Yovin – enameling and cloisonné jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teens Photography Exhibit at

Carre d’artistes Art Gallery in Mizner Park:

 

October 15 – 21st

 

Carre d’ artistes Gallery is located in Mizner Park

430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

561-961-0917

Carre d’ Artistes Gallery in Mizner Park is hosting an exhibit of photographs by twelve students from the Art School’s after school teens photography class. Lew Lautin, photography instructor, initiated this collaboration. “We are very excited about this opportunity for our students to experience exhibiting in a professional art gallery and appreciate Carre d’Artistes hosting this exhibit,” stated Mr. O’Neill. Carre De Artistes is an international gallery with 33 locations worldwide. “Community is important to us,” said Mr. Castaneda, owner of the Gallery, “we maintain a close relationship with our artists worldwide. To feature new work by emerging teen talent who are also our neighbors is an honor and a delight.” The exhibit will be on view October 15 to October 21.   www.carredartistesfl.com

 

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Abigail Palacios “Borghese Gladiator”

 

 

New fall term classes start soon !

Register online or call us to register for late autumn classes starting October 24 to Dec. 17)

Check the website for special painting workshops in early November.

 

 

For more information or to register:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road, Boca Raton FL 33486
 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Brings Original Fine Art, Unique Functional Art And Handmade Affordable Gifts

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 6 – 7, 2016, will highlight original fine art, unique functional art and handmade affordable gift items.  Enjoy the live music and food plus a separate crafts section and Green Market.  Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 150 artists from the United States. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of three artists:Mike Chamberlain (Metal Art), Monika Fairchild (Jewelry) and Brenda Flynn (Paper/Mixed media).   Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site will be provided. Admission to the event & Parking are Free.  The official Festival Poster featuring artist Carol Kepp will be sold during the art show.

 

 

 

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15th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

 

 

February 6 – 7, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

 

 

 

 

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Free shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 6-7, 2016, enjoy the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork, unique crafts and affordable gift items on Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m  The Festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Mike Chamberlain – Metal Art
http://www.chamberlinmetalart.com/

 

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

Mike shares with The Rickie Report, “These aluminum panels are part of an ongoing experiment that started about ten years ago at my sign shop, Vital Signs, in Verona, Wisconsin. I use a lot of aluminum on signs I build at the shop. I started scratching and grinding the aluminum to help the aluminum elements on the sign stand out and be more visible. With all of the scrap aluminum I had laying around the shop, I started thinking that I could make some wall art out of the aluminum.

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

 

By scratching the surface of the aluminum the light reflects off the surface from different angles creating amazing holographic effects of depth and space on a two dimensional object. These pieces are scratched with an array of different tools I use around the shop. The colored pieces are painted with a translucent tint that I mix into an automotive clear coat. These colors can be intermixed to create millions of different colors. Once dried, they are color-sanded and buffed to a high gloss. These pieces need light to bring out their depth and holographic appearance; with that, they begin to change and start to look different if the light is adjusted from bright to dull.  When looking at these pieces from different angles and with different light intensity, their appearance will begin to change right before the viewer’s eyes”.

 

 

 

 

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce this popular event will feature 150 local and national artists as well as the finest crafters in the country with a wide array of artistic media. This show will have two separate sections appealing to art enthusiasts and collectors looking to add to their collections as well as festival patrons shopping for affordable crafts and unique gift items. The Fine Arts portion of the event will be located on the North side of the street starting at Bridge Road and Dixie Highway, followed by the crafts section and green market.

 

Monika Fairchild – Jewelry
http://www.monikafairchild.com/

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

Monika Shares, “I am the sole creator of each one of my jewelry designs. The process usually begins by laying out many colorful stones and rare fossils. I move them around until the shapes; colors and textures take on a life of their own, becoming much more as a union than separate elements. The next step is sketching my design idea on paper, adding graceful lines that support the relationship of all pieces. Then each stone gets its own custom bezel made, either out of sterling silver or 14 kt gold bezel wire, which I cut and solder closed and attach onto a flat piece of sterling silver sheet. The thickness of the base varies according to the purpose of the piece of jewelry. For example: earrings are made of lighter gauge, and pendants heavier”.

 

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

 

 

“I cut shapes out of silver and gold using a hand saw and bend or texture them, mostly with small hand tools like pliers and hammers. Once all elements are attached together through the process of soldering, the job of polishing begins. It is a long, labor intensive and unpleasant process, and it is what differentiates quality work. I use a buffing machine, holding the piece in my hands and pressing against the extremely fast spinning cloth wheel, feeding it with polishing compound every few seconds. Even though I wear a face mask and finger guards and have an exhaust fan, I am still covered with black dirt at the end of the polishing process. The last step is to carefully set the stones in place using a bezel pusher and burnisher. My favorite part of jewelry making process is to see how great my creation looks on the person that has fallen in love with it and the joy it brings to them”.

 

 

 

Brenda Flynn – Paper/Mixed Media
http://www.free-range-art.com/

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn

 

 

Brenda explains, “I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I’m totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long. I am convinced sea water courses through my veins. I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing both traditional tile and paper mosaics. I also have my work in a few galleries up and down the East Coast”.

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn 

 

 

“I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sun magazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities. I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2011, and the van – which is a continuing labor of love”!

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival

 

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Carol Kepp and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Carol will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest which will once again be organized by The Women’s Club.   

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

 

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Fesitval (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

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For additional information on the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

See Art * Love Art * Buy Art * At 7th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

See Art! Love Art! Buy Art! at Hotworks.org’s  7th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ which takes place on Saturday, January 23 & Sunday, January 24, 2016, from 10 -5  in Sanborn Square Park, Boca Raton. This juried show is a world-class production directed by Patty Narozny and features an exclusive slice of 160 unique and elite established artists from 31 states. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is voted in the top 100 art fairs in the nation. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Be sure to stop by the “Budding Artists” area!

 

 

 

7th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Saturday and Sunday,

January 23 & 24, 2016

10 am – 5:00 pm

Sanborn Square Park           Boca Raton, FL

Federal Highway/US-1 will be closed between Palmetto Park Road and NE 2nd street

 

 

There is plenty of on-street parking and at First United Methodist Church

Elite Established Artists

Budding Artist Competition

Enjoy music

Delicious food by Potions in Motion of Boca Raton

Free Admission

 

 

 

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This year’s show features art by Kristin Holeman, a professional artist since 1974. Raised in Venezuela and Argentina, Kristin has been a Florida resident for 42 years. She is a self-taught jeweler specializing in enameling process. Kristin has returning customers spanning her 42-year career, and her collectors have donated her work to museums around the country, including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. Her art is often described as whimsical and uplifting. Most pieces are autobiographical, telling a story about her family or a life event using metal and enamel. In May 2015, Kristin was a finalist at the Santa Fe Symposium® in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Rio Grande Jewelry Supply Company recognizes distinction in jewelry design and announced the winners of the 15th Annual Saul Bell Design Award competition.

 

 

 

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Metal Sculpture by John Petrey

 

Award Ceremony  Saturday, January 23rd   3-4 pm

17 professional artist awards  will be presented.

Professional Artist Awards include:
Two – Best of Show
Five – Awards of Excellence
Ten – Awards of Distinction

 

 

The selected “Artists Juror” for the show is internationally acclaimed artist and resident of Boca Raton, Mark Forman. Mark began his career working in clay, and since has worked with all forms of discipline. His sculptures and ceramic wall forms garnered much national recognition during his years of working in that medium. Mark has a Master of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Mark received Fellowship Grants in 1979, 1983 and 1987 from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His work is part of dozens of private and public collections and exhibitions nationwide.

 

 

Budding Artist Competition 

 

 

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Patty Narozny, Show Executive Producer At Budding Artists Competition Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

Show Executive Producer, Patty Narozny tells The Rickie Report, “Our mission of multicultural arts promotion, ethnic diversity, and positive image remain strong, and we are proud to continue our popular Budding Artist Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19. This program encourages students to create their original and personally handmade art that is publicly displayed in the Budding Artist tent during the entire weekend”.  Narozny is committed to making sure this year’s event builds upon her exceptional reputation, her commitment to excellence of visual arts, diversity, and fostering art education among youth.

 

 

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There are four Budding Artist awards totaling $250 in cash prizes, presented on Sunday, January 24 at 3pm. This competition is sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, our associated 501c3 non-profit organization. IA&E is dedicated to educate and promote fine arts and crafts among all artists, students and the general public of all ages and diversity. World-renowned sculptor, Ben Foster recently featured on South Florida’s network TV news, will be participating and presenting his large, bronze sculptures to the public!

 

 

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Handmade Glass Work by Pishgahi

 

 

 

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

For more information:

Please visit www.hotworks.org

Contact:

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

941-755-3088

 

 

 

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

Hotworks.org Presents 7th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ January 23 & 24, 2016

Hotworks.org presents the 7th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ which takes place on Saturday, January 23 & Sunday, January 24, 2016, from 10am-5pm (both days), at 72 N. Federal Highway, downtown Boca Raton, Florida, on Federal Highway and in Sanborn Square Park. This juried show is a world-class production directed by Patty Narozny and features an exclusive slice of 160 unique and elite established artists from 31 states. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is voted in the top 100 art fairs in the nation. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Be sure to stop by the “Budding Artists” area!   See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

 

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7th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

 

 

Saturday and Sunday,

January 23 & 24, 2016!

10 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Federal Highway/US-1 will be closed between Palmetto Park Road and NE 2nd street 

 

 

There is plenty of on-street parking and at First United Methodist Church

 

 

In addition to the great artists and Budding Artist Competition, enjoy music and great food by Potions in Motion of Boca Raton.

 

Free Admission

 

 

This year’s show features art by Kristin Holeman, a professional artist since 1974. Raised in Venezuela and Argentina, Kristin has been a Florida resident for 42 years. She is a self-taught jeweler specializing in enameling process. Kristin has returning customers spanning her 42-year career, and her collectors have donated her work to museums around the country, including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. Her art is often described as whimsical and uplifting. Most pieces are autobiographical, telling a story about her family or a life event using metal and enamel.  In May 2015, Kristin was a finalist at the Santa Fe Symposium® in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Rio Grande Jewelry Supply Company recognizes distinction in jewelry design, announced the winners of the 15th Annual Saul Bell Design Award competition.

 

 

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Handmade Glass Work by Pishgahi

 

 

The selected “Artists Juror” for the show is internationally acclaimed artist and resident of Boca Raton, Mark Forman. Mark began his career working in clay, and since has worked with all forms of discipline. His sculptures and ceramic wall forms garnered much national recognition during his years of working in that medium. Mark has a Master of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Mark received Fellowship Grants in 1979, 1983 and 1987 from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His work is part of dozens of private and public collections and exhibitions nationwide.

 

 

 

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Metal Sculpture by John Petrey

 

 

There are 17 professional artist awards which will be presented Saturday, January 23, 2016, between 3-4pm.

Professional Artist Awards include:
Two – Best of Show
Five – Awards of Excellence
Ten – Awards of Distinction

 

 

Our mission of multicultural arts promotion, ethnic diversity, and positive image remain strong, and we are proud to continue our popular Budding Artist Competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19. This program encourages students to create their original and personally handmade art that is publicly displayed in the Budding Artist tent during the entire weekend.

 

 

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Painting by Armik Malekian

 

There are four Budding Artist awards totaling $250 in cash prizes, presented on Sunday, January 24 at 3pm. This competition is sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, our associated 501c3 non-profit organization. IA&E is dedicated to educate and promote fine arts and crafts among all artists, students and the general public of all ages and diversity. World-renowned sculptor, Ben Foster recently featured on South Florida’s network TV news, will be participating and presenting his large, bronze sculptures to the public!

 

 

 

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Painting by Yu

 

 

 

We look forward to continuing our great relationships with sponsors, artists, press, and all of our fans. Show Executive Producer Patty Narozny is committed to making sure this year’s event builds upon her exceptional reputation, her commitment to excellence of visual arts, diversity, and fostering art education among youth.

 

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

 

 

For more information:

Please visit www.hotworks.org 

Contact:

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows

941-755-3088

 

 

 

 

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