Photography Exhibition, “Divergent Visions” Features Area Artists With International And National Acclaim

“Divergent Visions”, a photographic exhibition will run May 20, 2017 – June 14, 2017 at Ludwig Framemakers in Wilton Manors, FL. The public is invited to the free Artists’ Reception on Saturday, May 20th. The exhibit features four area artists from the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School: Kent Burkhardsmeier; Karen Hanley Colbert; Dale Kirk as well as curator and instructor, Allan Pierce. These fine art photographers are internationally and nationally acclaimed award winners, some of whom have had their work published.  Their photography can be found in public and private collections world wide. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

(954) 306-3138

2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

“DIVERGENT    VISIONS”

PHOTOGRAPHIC  EXHIBITION

 

Curated by Allan Pierce

Featuring:

Kent Burkhardsmeier

Karen Hanley Colbert

Dale Kirk

Allan Pierce

 

PUBLIC ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:

 

Saturday, May 20th

 

6 – 8:30 pm

Catered by Palate Party and Rumors

Exhibition Is Available May 20 – June 14, 2017

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am-7pm or by appointment.

For more information contact Marquie Kloppenburg (954-306-3138)

 

 

 

 

ABOUT   THE   ARTISTS:

 

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier

www.KJBImages.com      kent@kjbimages.com
954 614 9720

 

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier “Intriguing Beginnings”

 

 

 

Kent Burkhardsmeier’s work explores the transition between fog and nature – offering a tempting glimpse beyond. Kent pursues familiar places with a curious fascination to uncover hidden gems in his photographs – like seeing into the veil of fog. A resident of Deerfield Beach, his photography has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Crest Galleries, Boca Raton Museum School, and Broward Art Guild Galleries) and internationally (UNEAC Santiago de Cuba). Kent’s project, “Cinco Hojas: The Experience of a Cuban Cigar, in Cuba” was published by LensWork Publishing as the lead series in the book “Seeing in SIXES.” His work has been recognized internationally (International Photography Awards – Family of Man, Black & White Spider Awards, International Color Awards,) and locally.

 

 

 

Karen Hanley Colbert

www.karenhcolbert.com     khcolbertm@comcast.net

561 927 7433

 

“Seagulls At Dawn” by Karen Hanley Colbert

Karen Hanley Colbert’s work depicts how she blends her work with the many activities that can be found at the beach. The beach entices her into the escapism of sheer play or sometimes early in the mornings, the stillness of elusive dreams. She lets her camera catch the freedom that is the beach. A resident of Delray Beach Karen is an internationally published and award-winning photographer. Her work has gained broad recognition in magazines and competitions including Black & White Magazine, Artblend Magazine and the Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA-London, UK); PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3); International Color Awards and the Black & White Spider Awards. In South Florida, her images have been exhibited at Palm Beach International Airport; Palm Beach Photographic Museum; Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; Cornell Museum; Old School Square Gallery; Boca Raton Museum of Art; Artblend, ArtServe and Broward Art Guild Galleries and in Art Basel. Her pieces can be found in both commercial and private collections. 

 

 

 

Dale Kirk

dalekirkphotography.com        dalekirk@mac.com
 561-358-2450

“Grand To Be Central” by Dale Kirk

Dale Kirk’s work comes from her walks on the streets of New York. She is not alone… every step of the way is a memory of her father whispering stories reminiscent of his life there. To achieve that feeling of timelessness and energy, she captures movements, which emphasize the passage of time. This temporality satisfies her longing for him, and somehow, she can keep him alive, if only in spirit.  A resident of Boynton Beach, Dale’s work has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Boca Raton Museum School, Broward Art Guild Galleries, Palm Beach Art). In addition, her work has been auctioned several times for Bethesda Hospital. Her love for photography developed from her father’s attraction for the art. “I remember watching him tinkering with cameras and compositions and felt like my Dad was most at peace when he was looking through the lens”. Dale’s career began 30 years ago with a family portrait studio in her home and has now evolved to capturing landscapes and still life. 

 

 

Allan Pierce

AllanPierce.com     allanpierce@me.com

954.253.9185

 

“Looking Out” by Allan Pierce

Curator, Allan Pierce’s work approaches portraiture, by capturing the inner life of a person in unguarded moments and not the “flattering, air-brushed” conformity that’s so prevalent in studio photography. He is especially excited by the limitless range of natural lighting situations rather than the forced predictability and blandness that result from getting mired in technique. The work in this exhibit reflects his ongoing theme of dealing with barriers and looking out of windows.  Allan lives in Fort Lauderdale and from his earliest childhood as an avid theater-goer, he has been consumed with the interactions of people, their emotional masks and subtexts and the environments and situations that define their lives. He studied theater, taught English and drama and directed plays (both traditional and experimental).  Observing humanity continues to be a consuming passion and a similar perspective pervades his photography. He has exhibited his work at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City, Georgia State University in Atlanta and University of Miami, Florida International University, the Boca Museum of Art, the Chris Lopez Gallery, World and Eye Arts Center, and the Artists’ Guild Gallery in Delray Beach. He currently teaches photography at the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School and conducts workshops throughout Florida. 

 

 

 

 

 
About Boca Raton Museum of Art:

Dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions, and educational opportunities. The Museum values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles. It welcomes new and broader constituencies, encouraging a heightened public understanding and appreciation of the visual world.

For more information about exhibits, classes, workshops:

 www.bocamuseum.org

www.bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

About Ludwig Framemakers:

Established in 1975, Ludwig Framemakers has been a cornerstone of the wholesale picture framing industry throughout South Florida, providing art and framing services to interior designers, galleries, artists, corporate, hospitality and residential clients.

 

Ludwig Framemakers    Superior Custom Framing for Art, Mirrors, and More

(954) 306-3138   2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 PM – 5:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM  Saturday by Appointment Only

www.ludwigframemakers.com

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

NAWA Welcomes Public To “Well Chosen” A Free Multi Media Exhibition At ArtServe

The National Association Of Women Artists, Inc. Florida Chapter is presenting a multi-media exhibition, “Well Chosen”, which will be hosted by ArtServe located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The public is invited to a Reception on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The exhibition will be on view from February 27 through March 24, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Florida Chapter

Presents:

 

“WELL CHOSEN”

Public Reception:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

6 pm – 8pm

Exhibit Runs: February 27th – March 24, 2017 

ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Blvd   Fort Lauderdale 33304
Contact: Janet Gold 954-465-3033  Email: janetegold@aol.com

 

 

 

“Destruction” by Judith Carlin

 

 

Janet Gold award winning collage artist is the venue and exhibition coordinator for the event, and the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter is very excited that abstract expressionist and galley owner Tom Rossetti hung the show and is the judge for this exhibition. Tom Rossetti is a native Floridian, born in Fort Lauderdale in 1963. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1986 with B.F.A degrees in Fine Art and Art History. His career has been divided as both professional artist and art dealer. Mr. Rossetti has directed several of the most prestigious galleries in South Florida and is the current owner and director of Rossetti Fine Art located in Pompano Beach, FL. He has sold major works of art by Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Salvador Dali. With all his experience and the talent of the N.A.W.A. artists, the exhibit will indeed be well chosen.

 

 

“Patowmack” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

N.A.W.A. is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, and The Florida Chapter of N.A.W.A. was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach, a past president of the National organization and Madeline Weiss, who was the first president of the Florida Chapter. All artists wishing to join the prestigious Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

 

 

“Evidence” by Judith Carlin

 

 

 

ArtServe, centrally located in Fort Lauderdale, shares its 25,000 sq. ft. venue with a Broward County branch library. This multi-purpose facility provides low-cost space where artists, non-profits and the public can hold classes, workshops, performances, meetings, events, and conduct business. It is proud to be a venue for this premier fine arts organization.

 

 

“And So It Began Again”    AnnetteMargulies

 

 

For more information on the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to http://nawafl.org where the chapter is pleased that an online exhibition will be available following the opening reception.

 

 

 

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Celebrate The New Year At Las Olas Outdoor Art Showcase January 7 & 8, 2017

Start the year off in style and join the show that put Howard Alan Events on the map! Now considered a South Florida tradition in its 29th year on Las Olas Boulevard, the Howard Alan Events art festival is nationally recognized as one of the top events in America. Over the years, this Las Olas Boulevard festival has become a premiere & must see event in South Florida. People come out yearly to see more than 150 artists display their work in what looks like an art gallery lining the iconic Las Olas Boulevard. Meet the creators of the art on display; commission a specific piece; ask questions about techniques; learn the sources of their inspirations; and purchase fine works of art at affordable prices.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

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29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I

 

Saturday, January 7

&

Sunday, January 8

 

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Free and open to the Public

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

 

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Las Olas Association

 

 

 

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 25 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 Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), 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.

 

For additional information on the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Brings New Artists To The Scene On October 22nd and 23rd

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Las Olas Association, the Las Olas Art Fair, October 22 – 23, will feature 150 of the finest artists in the country as well as many leading locals from South Florida. Admission is free and open to the public.  The displays of original artwork will line Las Olas Boulevard from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue. The wide array of handmade art and affordable gift items include diverse styles and media such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, sculptures and much more. Exhibitors will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work with art enthusiasts and potential investors. Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition posters will be available for purchase onsite at the festival booth located across from the Cheesecake Factory on S.E. 6th.  The Rickie Report introduces three of the artists and shares all of the details here.

 

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29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

October 22 – 23, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Support the Arts, the Local Economy, & the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • More than 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

Sip Tshun Ng

http://www.tshunart.com

 

“I am Chinese but I was born in Indonesia. I grew up in a small house. Downstairs my parents manufactured noodles that we sold to both restaurants and the public. My grandparents had moved to Indonesia from China in the 1930s to try to make a better life for our family. Being immigrants, we were limited to only the ways of the native Indonesians. We were not permitted to study our heritage or our Chinese language. I spent my youth playing in the lush jungles and on the pure white sandy beaches of the Java Sea and the South Pacific. These colors and surroundings would later become the inspiration for my work”.

 

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3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng

 

 

“In elementary school we were given blank paper and directed to paint whatever we wanted to. We would spend 2 hours in school or at home painting in our books. The next day, the teacher would collect our artwork and grade it.  I was fascinated by a circus book we had at home and studied the shapes of the faces and proportions of the bodies. When I took my painting of a seal with his trainer balancing a ball on his nose to school, the teacher wouldn’t believe that I had painted it myself! I painted a picture in school for him to prove that I could do it. The teacher and school were impressed but I thought, ‘I only do this for fun so it’s OK'”.

 

 

“When I wasn’t working in my father’s business after school, I was indulging my passion of painting. My art began to evolve into a pastime of cartoon illustrations. A friend who had seen my work, wrote a book and asked me to illustrate the cover.  I was happy to do it and began to do covers and illustrations for other books as well.  One of my older brothers went into the clothing manufacturing business. He liked my use of color and design, so  I began to produce designs for his clothing and it got to the point where we would get requests for my work. We sold to stores who would buy 12 dozen at a time, sell them all and come back for more! I felt happy and honored that my work was liked so much and to think I only did it for fun! It was then that I knew that art would remain the great passion of my life”.

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3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng

 

“In 1998 a crisis economy swept Indonesia creating great unrest. Many of the Chinese people were the target of hatred by the native Indonesians, burning our businesses and homes. Once, we had to hide our hide in the attic of a building for 10 days until the rioting stopped. I made plans to leave Indonesia to get away from the hatred and physical assaults. I was fortunate enough to get out and find refuge in the great country of America. I now live in south Florida, where I am able to continue producing my artwork, which continues to evolve.  My sculptures reflect the simple pleasures that life affords us even amid the hustle and bustle of our daily routines. I draw my inspiration from the present as well as the past. The one constant is time. It is precious and we must live in each moment of it. While we shouldn’t worry about each minute passing, we should be mindful of it and appreciate the whole spectrum of experiences that come with it. Enjoy your journey!”

 

 

 

Roy Rodriguez

www.royrodriguezart.com

 

 

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Artwork by Roy Rodriguez

 

 

Born in Cuba in 1967, Roy discovered his passion for art at an early age. Started his art studies at “Casa de la Cultura” in Havana, Cuba where he later exhibited at the age of seventeen. Accepted in San Alejandro School of Art in Havana, he later left the country, arriving in Miami, Fl in 1985 and continued studies in different art fields. However, Roy is adamant that he is a self-taught individual who has been schooled in the techniques of the great contemporary masters. He seeks his own aesthetic vocabulary and imagination in the use of color and texture to create a sultry palette. “There is something that fascinates me about colors and I love to use it on my canvas. I’m always searching for a rich and translucent texture, obtained through various material and tools that has allowed me to enjoy my mixed medias, acrylics and oils paintings in the pursuit of achieving my subject matter of the woman’s figure and architectural landscape”.

 

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Artwork by Roy Rodriguez

 

 

Using his childhood memories of Cuba, Roy Rodriguez, passionately projects the hedonistic reality of his native island utilizing vibrant colors and exploring the exotic. His work has been exhibited in galleries, cultural events and has been featured in television programs and magazines. Roy is an active community leader who is in the process of creating a new innovative concept to merge social media with art by teaching his techniques to other people with Social Painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paola Gallardo

http://PAOLAGALLARDOART.COM

 

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Painting by Paola Gallardo

 

Florida – based artist, Paola Gallardo, was born in Bogota, Colombia in the early 70’s. At  age 4 her family moved to Spain. Paola studied art starting with black and white media at the age of 12 at Jose Joaquin’s Studio in Zaragoza, Spain. She explored other techniques at Goymar School of Arts in Madrid, and Graffito and charcoal at Artaquio Studio after she graduated. Paola splashed onto the art scene in the early 90’s and worked as a private teacher for almost 8 years. She enjoyed blending her artistic European influence with the Latin-American artistic movement through collaborations with different artists in Colombia. While living there, she also worked as a tutor for portraiture at El Gorgojo studio. She is always embracing color and texture, which is evident everywhere in her pieces. Her artwork has been on exhibit in Galleries in Spain, Colombia, New Mexico, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

 

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Painting by Paola Gallardo

 

“My artwork communicates with the viewer in a special way. It is what you see and what it makes you feel. Emotions, reactions and even memories. My figurative artwork is part of who I am as a human, and it also becomes part of the viewer’s identity. Today, using oils, and other media, I create my own unique style of art focusing on portraying human identity; I look for the genuine expression of color, shapes, texture and detail to bring it to the audience in the most natural way”.

 

 

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 33 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 Festival (Alexandria, VA), the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), the 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.

For additional information on the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Kicks Off Season At Coral Springs Museum

One of the oldest and largest water media organizations in South Florida, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, will kick off the season with its first exhibit/reception, “Members Love Watercolor”. The juried event will be held from 3-5 p.m, Wednesday, November 4th at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.  Nessa Grainger AWS,  an internationally acclaimed artist from Florida will jury the event. The Reception is Free and Open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and encourages art lovers to see this exhibit!  This is a wonderful organization for watercolor enthusiasts to meet other artists, network and learn.

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

 

Invites You To:

 “Members Love Watercolor”

 

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 4th

3 – 5 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Exhibit runs October 28-November 29, 2015

This Reception is Free to the Public

 2855 Coral Springs Dr.

Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000       www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society fosters the advancement of the art of watercolor media/painting, informs and educates the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations. Gold Coast is a non-profit organization and membership is open to all persons who are interested in the art of watercolor.

 

 

 

 

 

Florida artist Nessa Grainger AWS, who is recognized throughout the U.S., will jury the event. Grainger is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, National Collage Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her works are in the permanent collection of Zhei Ziang Museum in Hangzhow China, Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL, Libraries of the American Art in Washington, DC, as well as private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. She received a classical art education at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and now teaches art in South Florida.

 

 

For more information Visit:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

or

call 954-812-1860

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Las Olas Art Fair Showcases Fine Art And Craft, FREE Art Giveaway, Promotes Breast Cancer Research Funding and Donations To “In Jacob’s Shoes”

The Las Olas Art Fair returns on October 17th and 18th to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. Festival promoter Howard Alan Events takes an active role during the month of October, as proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at the Moffitt Cancer Center. In Jacob’s Shoes will be accepting donations to help in their mission to provide shoes, and school supplies to children in need throughout South Florida.  In addition, there will be a Free Art Giveaway.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Presenting sponsor, The Lincoln Motor Company, invites festival patrons to stop by their display and experience a range of quality luxury vehicles. Be sure to register to win the newly designed 2016 Lincoln MKX. The Rickie Report shares the details of this exciting two-day event.

 

 

 

 

28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

Saturday, October 17

&

Sunday, October 18

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Some Purchases Will Benefit:

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Accepting Donations for :

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FREE  ART  GIVEAWAY !!!!

Presenting sponsor

The Lincoln Motor Company:

Register to win  2016 Lincoln MKX

Location:
Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address:

600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Raise Awareness & Funds for Breast Cancer Research, Support the Arts, the Local Economy, & the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public

 

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Photography by Ted Davis,  FREE Giveaway 
http://www.teddavisfap.com

 

 

 

More than 150 top national artists will display their finest work, transforming Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, into an outdoor street art gallery. Enjoy live music and register to win the free art giveaway. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at the Moffitt Cancer Center. In Jacob’s Shoes will be accepting donations to help in their mission to provide shoes, and school supplies to children in need throughout South Florida. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.ArtFestival.com – 561-746-6615. Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

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Jewelry by Anna Saulino
http://www.annasaulino.com

Howard Alan Events will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center. The fund supports cutting-edge breast cancer research projects that will serve as a resource to accelerate Moffitt’s mission to contribute to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.

 

 

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Lourdes Bover – Paintings
http://www.lourdesgomezsandart.com

 

 
Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to register to win a signed, numbered limited edition of “Dingy Row”, a 40” x 20” photograph printed on aluminum by participating artist Ted Davis. This attorney, turned full-time nature and landscape photographer, travels extensively in pursuit of those eternal moments that can only be memorialized through the lens. Ted hopes his passion for capturing some of Mother Nature’s most amazing spots, at gorgeous times, will move others to see and experience the true beauty of our world. The public is encouraged to explore Ted’s booth, meet the artist, and view the giveaway prize on display. No purchase will be necessary to participate in this free giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival.

 

 

 

 

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Photography by Ted Davis

http://www.teddavisfap.com

In Jacob’s Shoes, a public charity providing shoes, backpacks & school supplies to local children in need, will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used items. Fundraising efforts allow them to also provide grants for camp, aftercare, sports and enrichment programs. “Getting new shoes just isn’t possible for many children in our community,” explains Harelne Zweig, founder and director of In Jacob’s Shoes. “We strive to help children in poverty walk with dignity. We must continue our mission to raise awareness and gain the support of our neighbors throughout South Florida.

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • More than 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • Onsite FREE Art Giveaway
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association
  • Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center
  • In Jacob’s Shoes will be onsite raising awareness and collecting donations to provide shoes and backpacks to local children in need.
  • Presenting sponsor – The Lincoln Motor Company: Win a New Car!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Festival (Alexandria, VA), the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), the 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. For additional information on the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

About In Jacob’s Shoes:

 

The Jacob S. Zweig Foundation, Inc. d/b/a In Jacob’s Shoes was formed in loving memory of Jacob Samuel Zweig. In Jacob’s Shoes honors the love and encouragement Jacob gave to all who knew him and strives to continue Jacob’s way of making a difference in the lives of others. Jacob’s innate and selfless gift of helping and giving to others will live on through In Jacob’s Shoes. The mission of this 501(c)(3) public charity is to provide new and gently used shoes, school supplies and athletic gear to children in need. Grants are also awarded for camp, aftercare, athletic and enrichment programs. Please go to www.InJacobsShoes.org or call (954) 905-2505 to learn more about In Jacob’s Shoes, make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities. Connect via Facebook at www.facebook.com/InJacobsShoes
and twitter at twitter.com/InJacobsShoes.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

18th Annual Lauderdale By The Sea Craft Festival

Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival returns September 12 – 13, 2015 with 100 of the finest artist and skilled crafters in the country. Eclectic displays of original handcrafted art including decorative and functional pieces as well as affordable gift items will be set up along A1A and Commercial Boulevard, just a short distance from the beach.  The Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale by the Sea hosts this two-day annual tradition.  Admission is free and open to the public.  American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in Florida.  The Rickie Report introduces you to two of the exhibitors and shares the details about this show.

 

 

 

18th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival

September 12 – 13

Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A1A and Commercial Boulevard
Navigational Address: 4400 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By Sea, FL 33308

Support the Arts and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival returns September 12 – 13, 2015 with 100 of the finest artist and skilled crafters in the country. Eclectic displays of original handcrafted art including decorative and functional pieces as well as affordable gift items will be set up along A1A and Commercial Boulevard, just a short distance from the beach. The Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale by the Sea hosts this two-day annual tradition. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Hand Made Wood Box by Donald Boudreau

          Hand Made Wood Box by Donald Boudreau

 

New England wood artisan, Donald Boudreau started his life’s dream in 1992 when he and his wife Carol sold everything and moved aboard their 49 foot sailboat “Domicile” and started an around the world cruise. During their many adventures, one thing in particular captivated Don. It was the beauty and unique qualities of the tropical hardwoods, which he found in Central & South America and the South Pacific.

 

 

 

Handmade Wood Box by Donald Boudreau

                  Handmade Wood Box by Donald Boudreau

 

Six years and 25,000 miles later, they found themselves in New Zealand with an extensive wood collection and a yearning for shore life.  After settling in South Florida, Don started building boxes using some of the woods he encountered on their adventure.

 

Handmade Wood Box by Donald Boudreau

        Handmade Wood Box by Donald Boudreau

 

 

No dyes or stains are used, only the beauty of the wood is visible through the hand buffed oil and wax finish. Since box making has endless possibilities, Don is constantly searching for new and exotic woods to incorporate into new designs. Don was invited to show his work at the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show.  Many of Don’s boxes have won Awards at Art and Craft Shows.  Don is a member and past president of the South Florida Woodworking Guild.

For more information, please contact Donald at: Www.Boxesbyboudreau.com

 

 

Bonsai Tree courtesy of Paul Cortez

              Bonsai Tree courtesy of Paul Cortez

 

 

Paul Cortez tells us about his love of Bonsai.  Initially, with no previous experience, he has moved a long way from novice to professional.  His colorful stories about his experiences are reason enough to stop by his booth!  Learning from mentor, Bob Horvath, Paul is ready to share his knowledge with you.  Take a Bonsai home and enjoy!

 

 

 

Bonsai Trees Courtesy of Paul Cortez

                Bonsai Trees Courtesy of Paul Cortez

 

Cortez says, “My most important piece of advice to beginners is EDUCATE YOUR SELF ABOUT YOUR BONSAI TREE. Your going to here me say that a lot in other articles I’ve written. A tree is Alive. In my world it represents life. Treat your Bonsai with respect; it depends on you for everything”.

 

For more information please contact Paul Cortez:

http://bonsaioperations.com

 

 

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

  • 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
  • The exhibitors, chosen from among hundreds of applicants for their top quality work. 
  • 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 wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass

 

 

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 18th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea 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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291