Looking For Crafts Of Distinction? Visit Southern Handcraft Society Boca Chapter’s “Seasons In The Sun Craft Show” March 1 & 2

The Southern Handcraft Society’s Boca Raton Chapter is ready for Spring!  Stop by the Boca Raton Community Center on Friday and Saturday, March 1 & 2 for “Seasons In The Sun” Craft Show.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks.  The Southern Handcraft Society has many Chapters.  Crafters, artists and hobbyists are welcome to monthly meetings.  It is a wonderful way to share your love of creating with the camaraderie of others! Free admission!

 

 

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Handmade wreaths for Spring!

Southern Handcraft Society Boca Raton

Presents:

SEASONS  IN  THE  SUN CRAFT  SHOW  2019

Friday, March 1   1 – 7 pm

Saturday,  March 2   9 am – 1 pm  

Boca Raton Community Center

 150 Crawford Blvd.    Boca Raton, FL  33432

 

Handpainted Decor

 

 

 

Handpainted Frame

Soon-to-be Family Heirlooms

For more information about this event or other activities and membership contact:

 

 

Pam Warren: pjrawarren@msn.com

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Hand-Made, Affordable Gifts Galore At 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival November 11 – 12

Start the holiday shopping early while enjoying a beautiful stroll along the Atlantic Ocean during the 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival on November 11 -12. The Free, two-day event includes a full green market. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty Green Market items, the Annual Craft Festival has something to suit every taste and every budget from more than 150 craft artisans. Friendly pets on leashes are always welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, November 11 – 12

10 am – 5 pm

 

14200 US Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Parking is available in Loggerhead Park or just north of the park on A1A.

Free and open to the public

 

NY Ceramicist Justin McKenney creates fruit-inspired bowls molded from actual fruit. The microwave and dishwasher safe Cantaloupe Bowl sells for $20.

 

 

 

The 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), producer of some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. Each artisan is vetted to ensure the highest quality and artistic diversity is represented amongst the hand-crafted-in-the-USA creations.

 

Stuart sculptor Anthony Gargiulo’s “Great Egret” made with stone composites mounted with steel legs on Florida sandstone. Finished with stucco and patinaed with exterior grade acrylics. Details are created with sculpting epoxy.

Festival At-A-Glance:

Handmade in America

Free Admission

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Green Market within the Festival

Original Art & Crafts 

150+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States

Prices set to suit all budgets

All crafters are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

Vast array of craft mediums from folk art, pet products, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $2,000.

 

 

 

Alabama artisan Nick Cantrell’s “Sly” Pigma Micron pen and ink drawing with Batik Style watercolor (using melted wax as a resist) on Ginwashi rice paper.

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

For additional information on the craft festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Downtown Stuart Kicks Off Festival Season With 
18th Annual Craft Festival Showcase

The 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival takes  place October 21 – 22, with nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation! 
The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which produces some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 and 22

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

Kelly Tract’s  “Pelican Regatta”

 

Residents can enjoy the pre-snowbird fall season while perusing thousands of handcrafted-in-the-USA items. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste. 

 

Dale Cantrell’s Antler Shed Wind chime with natural polished stone, agate and crystals

 

 

With prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000, there is truly something for everyone that is handmade and affordable. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.

 

 

Scott Jone’s Conch Lamp

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

For additional information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

The Avenue® Viera Welcomes First Fall Craft Festival On October 14th – 15th

Metal sculptures, homemade dips and sauces, one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-painted clothing and more artisan creations will once again fill The Avenue® Viera from October 14 – 15 during the Fall return of The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival. The free, outdoor event brings together the state’s top craft artisans to the popular lifestyle shopping center for a two day, made-in-the-USA artistic celebration.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

www.artfestival.com

 

 

 

The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

10 am – 5 pm Both days

 

2261 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940

Free and open to the public

 

Inna Scholer “Bluemarine Fantasy”

 

 

Presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), Florida’s longest established craft festival producer, unique and affordable arts and crafts will be showcased in the open-air, pedestrian friendly setting. The craft festival is pet friendly for leashed animals, and includes a full greenmarket of live plants, handmade soaps, delicious edibles and more. Leather works, customized collectibles, practical and whimsical works of all price ranges will be available for purchase. Each artisan is on-site during the entire festival, allowing patrons to meet and to discover the techniques and inspirations behind each piece as they sample and shop from the gallery-style booths.

 

Rita Beard  “Salt Run”

 

 

“We are thrilled to bring the craft festival back this fall to The Avenue® Viera,” says the Center’s General Manager Scott McCarthy. “The high-quality, artisan-created works serve as a wonderful complement to the Center’s own dynamic mix of local and premier retail offerings. It also serves as a wonderful, family-friendly event for our local community to enjoy.”

 

Carol Smith  Sea Glass and Metal

 

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• Juried outdoor craft showcase
• Original crafts – Handmade in America
• Unique and affordable gift items
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $15 to $3,000
• Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
• All crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media: including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
• Green Market – exotic live plants, handmade soaps, savory dips, and gourmet sauces

 

 

Scott Buford Green Market

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the state’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Key Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Venice Art Festival and Craft shows (Venice, FL). The group’s founders personally select unique, culturally rich cities and towns for their show locations, providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For additional information on The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Southern Handcraft Society Boca Chapter’s “Holiday Harvest 2017” Changes Location, Offers Affordable Handmade Gifts For All

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society announces a NEW LOCATION for  “HOLIDAY HARVEST 2017”.  The public is invited and it is FREE TO ATTEND.  Shop and meet the artists and artisans who create affordable handmade gifts that are heirloom worthy.  Friday, October 6th, with evening hours and Saturday, October 7th at the Boca Raton Community Center will be filled with gifts for all ages and occasions.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year’s event.

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY
Boca Raton Chapter
Presents

“HOLIDAY HARVEST 2017”

Friday, October 6th – 1:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 7th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

NEW LOCATION!!!

Same great artists – Free admission

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL

(East of I-95 Just North of the corner of Palmetto
Park Rd. and Crawford Blvd).

Free Admission

Free Parking

 

Most vendors will accept cash or check only

 

SHS meets on the first Monday of the month (excluding September and December) at 7PM at Patch Reef Park Community Center, 2000 W.Yamato Rd.( just west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431. Enjoy the yummy desserts and snacks at each meeting as well as show and tell, demonstrations, lectures, “make it and take it”, gift drawings, Pot luck dinners, an annual retreat and much more! COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!

 

 

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

 

“Our purpose is to support and enhance the interests, talents and abilities of our members as well as making new friends. Our goals are to provide educational opportunities, preserve and enrich creative arts, stimulate public awareness of the creative arts and provide group sponsored social activities. Our variety of talent, ladies and crafts are second to none and totally awesome! YOU ARE INVITED”!

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

All the shows are decorated by members and admission is always free. “We craft a variety of handmade quilts, jewelry, soap making, greeting cards and paper gifts, yummy food treats, wood gifts, hand painted ornaments and gifts, home decor and much more! Talent, camaraderie and fun is what makes a great group even better”!

 

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

For more information:

www.shsboca.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Fabulous Crafts Festival In Stuart Next Weekend, April 22nd and 23rd Celebrates 20th Years Of Artisan’s Creativity

The charming, historic seaside location of downtown Stuart celebrates two decades of artisan craft creations during the 20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival. On Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation will line Osceola Street. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details here.  Check out some of the new artists as well as new work from artists whom we welcome back to the area.  Admission is Free and includes a Green Market!

 

 

 

20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 – 23

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola Street    Stuart, FL 34994

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

 

Susan Werling’s Old books get new life as handmade handbags

 

 

The free, annual tradition is a top destination for craft artisans and patrons alike. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste and every budget. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.  The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which produces some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations.

 

Vicki Burns’ Lapis Lazuli Tree

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission
  • Produced by American Craft Endeavors
  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Green Market within the Festival
  • Original Art & Crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • 100+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States
  • Prices set to suit all budgets
  • All crafters are on site for duration of festival
  • Pet friendly (leashed pets)
  • Vast array of craft mediums from folk art, pet products, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.

 

Eugene Zah’s designs painted on crystal manicure files, cured and heat treated

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

For more information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state visit:

www.artfestival.com

or call:   561-746-6615

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Celebrate The Arts In Delray Beach October 29 and 30th At 3rd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival

The Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival returns October 29th and October 30th with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. Enjoy this two-day outdoor juried  fair showcasing a full spectrum of art and craft media. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces you to Joseph Ferris (metal), Finny Lazarus ( one-of-a-kind jewelry) and Ira & Sue Lances (wearable art).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual Delray Marketplace

Art & Craft Festival

 

 

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
10:00 am  – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

14851 Lyons Road in Delray Beach, FL

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Full spectrum of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • Free art giveaway
  • Free admission

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

 

Joseph Ferris
Metal Art

 http://www.artisticweld.com

 

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

Joseph first began working with metal in 7th and 8th grades during metal shop classes in school. Instantly his talents were recognized. His instructor encouraged him to enter the Michigan State Industrial Arts competition with a custom designed three-piece table set, which he built from hand formed steel. He did so, placing First in the Regional Competition and went on to place Second in the State competition. In High School, Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill reached new and exciting levels. 
Joseph went on to Western Michigan University taking on heavy class loads of drawing and industrial design courses along with a strong emphases in physics, mathematical theory and equations which he uses daily in the creation of his art.

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

 

These early experiences and training created the foundation which led Joseph to become the successful artist that he is today. Joseph has received numerous awards from prestigious art shows around the United States. He has been commissioned to do indoor and outdoor large metal sculptures as well as unique custom metal wall art and custom sculptural furniture for Private Collections, Corporate Buildings and Galleries. 
Joseph utilizes a variety of metals and materials to create unique and unusual metal sculptures and sculptural metal wall art. Living in Florida has brought to his work the use of color, which he incorporates in his already exciting pieces.

Finny Lazarus
Jewelry

 http://finnysjewelhouse.yolasite.com

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

Finny is an exhibitor with jewelry including cut, drilled, and set gemstones, SouthSea & Freshwater pearls, hand knotted 14k gold and sterling silver. All pieces are one-of-a-kind. Finny has participated in many of Howard Alan Events’ art festivals, and her booth is very popular with returning clients!  Finny’s wearable art will become your family’s heirlooms to treasure.

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

 

Ira & Sue Lances
Fiber

Ira & Sue Lances of Staten Island, New York began making wearable art back in 1980. As the items became more artsy, Ira & Sue felt the need to start selling their one of a kind jackets and scarves at Arts & Craft shows throughout the country.  At many of the venues they have been awarded as recipients of many awards for their unique designs. At this time, the Lances are looking forward to sharing their one of a kind fabrics using several techniques. One of the techniques is called Handmade Chenille this process leaves us with a fabric which is reversible.  

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

The fabric is made at the singer machine and it includes 4 layers of rayon fabrics, stitching them together then coming back and cutting thru 3 of the layers leaving one tone layer, which is the lining.  Another technique, Lace Chenille, is a process in which they start out with threads, fine cording and by recycling the scraps of rayon from the reversible jackets. They take the fibers and stitch them together, offering an open webbed or lace-like look to.

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

 

 

Working in Appliqué technique is very lightweight and sometimes done on a sheer fabric.  Thin strips of rayon are sometimes edged using the pearl stitch machine while manipulating the fabrics to create a design they are appliquéd onto. All of the jackets and scarves have lots of color and texture and can be worn day into evening.  Everything created by Ira Lances is also machine-washable and dribble too!  If you are interested in pieces, pricing or are thinking of having a customized piece just contact us for further details.

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information on the Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Salon Features Jo Ann Nava, Contemporary Folk Artist

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr. The public is invited to “Bad Children Blessed Beasts” with Jo Ann Nava, Contemporary Folk Artist, on Tuesday, November 1st.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY, November 1, 2016

6:30 -8:30 pm

“BAD CHILDREN BLESSED BEASTS”

PRESENTED BY

JO ANN NAVA

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

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Jo Ann Nava calls herself a Contemporary Folk Artist. She says “My art is an appreciation of the simple daily experience and the rituals we create to celebrate and validate our existence”, about ” milk and nurturing, the affirmation of birth and the rituals we celebrate, the sanctity of wildlife and the reverence of aging”. She was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York, which she describes as “ akin to living in a John Sloan painting; with fire escapes, clothes lines and stick ball”. She discovered the world of art through visits to the Metropolitan and Natural History Museums with her mother, and then in Chicago, spending time at the Art Institute and the Field Museum, where she “developed a mutual admiration for contemporary artists and ancient artisans”. Both came into play when she moved to South Florida in 1981 and began designing textiles, murals and faux finishes for the interior design trade.

 

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“Light The Candles” by Jo Ann Nava (Photo Courtesy of www.joannnava.com)

 

As head artist and designer for Surface Art Inc., her hand painted textiles graced the homes and businesses of prominent private and commercial clients. For 15 years she was the resident artist for Twist Nightclub of Miami, where she transformed the South Beach hot spot each year with themes such as Pompeii, Picasso, Pollack, Tibetan temple, the Audubon Room and ancient Greek pottery painting. The combination of studying these many masters and years spent restoring and reproducing milk paint finishes for 18th century Swedish furniture heavily influenced materials used in her contemporary art. Her palette and application are instantly recognizable.

 

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“Walk The Plank” by Jo Ann Nava

 

Jo Ann has been showing her work in South Florida since the early 1980’s. In her first solo exhibition, “Cookies & Milk”, in Fort Lauderdale in 2006, familiar images were simplified and oversized. Milk, she notes, is the unifying human experience, which spans all times and cultures. Her next series, “Happy Birthday to You and You’, continued the theme of life affirming innocence with large paintings of candle lit cakes and a sculptural installation of children celebrating together. “Living Treasures”, her paintings of older vital Americans, were done with milk paints, house paints and varnishes used in furniture painting and murals to give the work an old world palette. House paint as a medium, she says, brings a harmony to the eye of what we see in our environment.

 

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“Peace Be With You” by Jo Ann Nava

 

Jo Ann recently relocated to Lake Worth, and had a solo exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in January, 2016. She now has a retrospective show of 30 years of work at Coral Springs Museum of Art, through November 19, 2016.

For more information about Jo Ann Nava, please visit:  www.joannnava.com

 

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“Crow Funeral” by Jo Ann Nava

 

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. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses 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:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

 

ABOUT ART SALONS:

Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Elle Schorr, a well known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Features Original Handmade Crafts, Functional Art And Unique Gift Items

The 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair returns October 15 – 16, 2016, with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. This two-day juried craft showcase will feature diverse craft media and styles with broad appeal. The prices will be suitable to all budgets and range from as little as $3 to $3,000. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibitors, present for the duration of the festival, will line Osceola Street in Downtown. They welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and creative process. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs. The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the nationally award winning artists in attendance: Karen Massengill, Joni Berte and  Stephanie Pollack.

 

 

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17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

October 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused  glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

American Craft Endeavors, the producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring a number of festivals to historic Downtown Stuart each year. These highly anticipated art events are popular because of the vast array of quality handmade items and art on display as well as the number of leading national artists and crafters showcased at each festival.

 

Original Handmade Crafts – Functional Art – Affordable Prices – Unique Gift Items

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

Karen Massengill
Palm City, Florida
Painting

 

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Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

When she was very young, Karen knew she wanted to be a painter. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world, which is where she was inspired. She earned a BA at  Florida State University, but was sidetracked by the demands of family and the steady income of a nursing career. Her husband’s sudden death in 1995 changed everything. At first a distraction from grief, painting and the childhood dream of being an artist reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world-class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and many others.

 Karen has achieved great success on the art show circuit, winning numerous show awards and being selected as show poster artist five times.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

Her painting “Summer Light” appeared on the cover of the Summer,1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors bestowed on her work include Birds in Art (four times) in both watercolor and oil Arts for the Parks with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200, signature status with both the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations. Recently, teaching workshops and private lessons has become a enjoyable extension of her career.  Visit http://www.karenleffelmassengill.com/ for more information.

 

 

 

Joni Berte
Jewelry
Jensen Beach, Florida

 

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Day of the Dead design by Joni Berte

 

“I believe that art is Food for the Soul! Self-expression is paramount to the artist and the drive to create is as impossible to stop as a runaway train. For the past few years I have focused on Day of the Dead art, and have developed a unique style (Lines & Micro-Dots) that is the hallmark of my pieces. While many of my Day of the Dead designs, particularly those found on my Sugar Skull masks, are typical of the genre, my execution is of the highest quality — especially in the areas of line detail and color”. 

 

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Art by Joni Berte

 

“I am currently working on Steam-Punk Masks, Mixed Media Assemblage Art, and Personal Shrines. 
 
Contact me via coopercat44@hotmail.com or check out my website for Custom Sugar Skull Mask Orders!”

 

Stephanie Pollack
Watercolor
Port St. Lucie, Florida

 

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Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“I am an award-winning, Florida watercolor artist who loves to make people feel happy with my bright colors and up-lifting themes! 

I began art lessons at the age of 12 with the Director of Ford Motor Company in Michigan and then went on to study at Texas Woman’s University, North Texas State and Wayne State University. I’ve also attended workshops in Florida and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico”.  



 

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Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“In 1984, I began showing my work professionally at local art festivals. Today I participate in more than 20 festivals around the country, teach workshops as well as showcase my work in galleries from New York to Key West.  Contact me at:  stephpollack@yahoo.com Art will be available for purchase at the Stuart Craft Festival.”

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information on the 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit :

www.artfestival.com
info@artfestival.com

561-746-6615

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Southern Handcraft Society Welcomes You To The Monthly Meeting And Announces Fall Craft Show

Do you LOVE to craft?  Do you WANT to learn? Would you like to MEET other crafters?  Then the SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY is ready for you! Boca Raton is the “Mother” chapter with four other local chapters in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.  Everyone is invited to attend a  monthly meeting as a guest to find out more.  The Rickie Report shares this information plus the details and sneak peeks of “Holiday Harvest 2016”, on October 7th and 8th at the Train Depot.  Admission is FREE  and Open To The Public!

 

 

 

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BOCA  RATON  CHAPTER

INVITES YOU:

 

“HOLIDAY    HARVEST    2016”

 

Friday, October 7   4-8 pm

Saturday, October 8   9 am – 2 pm

FREE    ADMISSION

747 S. Dixie Highway   Boca Raton

(The Train Depot)

 

 

 

 

 

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SHS meets on the first Monday of the month (excluding September and December) at 7PM at Patch Reef Park Community Center, 2000 W.Yamato Rd.( just west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431. Enjoy the yummy desserts and snacks at each meeting as well as show and tell, demonstrations, lectures, “make it and take it”, gift drawings, Pot luck dinners, an annual retreat and much more! COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!

 

 

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

 

 

 

“Our purpose is to support and enhance the interests, talents and abilities of our members as well as making new friends. Our goals are to provide educational opportunities, preserve and enrich creative arts, stimulate public awareness of the creative arts and provide group sponsored social activities. Our variety of talent, ladies and crafts are second to none and totally awesome! YOU ARE INVITED”!

 

 

 

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

 

 

 

 

The Boca Chapter has 3 local, juried craft shows a year to participate in, along with the other chapters offering their own shows once a year for the holiday season. All the shows are decorated by members and admission is always free. “We craft a variety of handmade quilts, jewelry, soap making, greeting cards and paper gifts, yummy food treats, wood gifts, hand painted ornaments and gifts, home decor and much more! Talent, camaraderie and fun is what makes a great group even better”!

 

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.shsboca.com

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291