RCK Gallery Presents “ALICE IS COMING!” Featuring Original Art By Alice Murdoch With Opening Reception Friday, April 22. Special Art & Self Wellness Event On Friday, April 29 With Sound Therapist, Deena Rahill

RCK Gallery presents ” ALICE IS COMING!” featuring original artworks of Alice Murdoch with a Free Opening Reception on Friday, April 22, 2022 with complimentary champagne, wine, and yummy hors d’oeuvres. Clay Kanzler shares a tribute to his friend, Alice and in the spirit of energetic inner adjustment for mind, body and spirit, features Sound Therapist, Deena Rahill on Friday, April 29, 2022. Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments. Alice’s art explores food, people, and the female body image with her contemporary art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Free Valet parking is available. RCK Gallery will collect donations and the Gallery will donate 25% of all sales to the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 

 

“ALICE      IS      COMING!”   …

 

 

IN     MEMORY     OF     A     BEST     FRIEND

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY,  APRIL 22, 2022

5  –  7 PM

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL  GUEST:  

SOUND  THERAPIST,  DEENA  RAHILL  

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FRIDAY,  APRIL 29, 2022  

5 – 7 pm

 

 

Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena Rahill gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments.

 

 

 

 

These events are free and open to the public

Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

TAKE   ADVANTAGE  OF   THE   FREE  VALET     PARKING  

 

 

Breath Easy, RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

This powerful exhibit of original artwork by Alice Murdoch features a comprehensive collection of her work;  a large amount of which explores the struggle with female body image and our relationship with food.  Through Murdoch’s eyes and paint, we join her in this powerful examination of food, people, and female body image through contemporary art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT: “I have always wondered why statements are necessary from artists, unless their statements are not clear in their work.  I think my paintings are strong enough to make their own, and that is my statement about my artist statement”. – Alice Murdoch

 

 

 

Clay Kanzler tells The Rickie Report, “Not many times in life is one granted the chance to honor a Fallen Best Friend as I am getting the chance to do on April 22.  Alice Murdock and I were in a show in 1989 and have been best friends ever since with also the added wonderful element of both of us wanting to paint!   She was funny, honest, abrupt, true, humble, stylish, loyal, ran a gorgeous home, cooked and entertained like Martha Stewart did before Martha knew where the kitchen was.  She was also a complete pain in the *** for me because she would always tell me the truth – no matter what about my many dating misadventures or what she truly thought about my painting… there was no stopping her and to be quite honest… I am lost without her.  I love you Alice”

 

 

 

SPECIAL  GUEST:  

SOUND  THERAPIST,  DEENA  RAHILL  

FRIDAY,  APRIL 29, 2022  

5 – 7 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deena will take us on a journey to an Immersive intersection of art & sound as we celebrate Alice Murdoch’s powerful Art Works.  Bring your yoga mat, lie, sit, stand or wander as you explore the gallery while Deena Rahill gently plays singing crystal bowls, gong, chimes and a variety of healing instruments.  A truly energetic inner adjustment for mind, body and spirit. 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Deena & sound vibration:

 http://www.soundvibration.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

25% of all Gallery profits will be donated to YMCA of the Treasure Coast

 

 Exhibit is Open April 22 – May 5, 2022

 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

 

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

The Gilt Complex Offers Free Art Talk On May 16. Learn About Framing, Art Restoration, Conservation Services. See Diverse Mat And Frame Selections Beyond Your Expectations!

Artists, students, and art enthusiasts are invited to an Art Talk: “Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art” on Thursday, May 16 at The Gilt Complex.  This free event includes a prize drawing and will cover topics such as affordable framing options, tips on protecting and storing your art, styles & trends in displaying art, and photography frames that have a WOW impact!  The Gilt Complex will offer an Art Talk each third Thursday of the month.  We interview Duncan Hurd about this intriguing art resourceThe Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

608 Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL  34944

772.463.0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 

 

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

 

 

Art Talk:

“Best Practices In Storing, Matting, and Framing Art”

 

 

Thursday, May 16

5:30  –  8  pm

 

 

Free admission          Free parking

Free refreshments         Free prize drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rickie Report knows that art is all around us – and we just have to stop and notice!  I was checking out what was happening along Colorado Avenue, known as the “artbeart” of Stuart,  and came across a frame shop called The Gilt Complex. Intrigued, I went inside and had a fascinating conversation with Duncan Hurd, the owner.

 

 

TRR:  So, what’s with the name?

Duncan: 

Our business was founded by a gilder and art restorer in New Jersey in 1982. He has a great sense of humor and rather than call his business something like “Ye Olde Frame Shop,” he decided to have a little fun and call it “The Gilt Complex.” We took over after he retired a couple years ago, and we just love the quirkiness of the name. If nothing else, it’s a conversation starter.

 

 

An example of art restoration: You can see the more vibrant colors (left side) after this piece of artwork has been cleaned.

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers more about your business.

Duncan: 

The Gilt Complex is a custom framing and art restoration business.  We frame everything from original art painted by the masters to your child’s masterpiece. In our restoration service, we mostly remove dirt and blemishes from the painting’s surface and repair minor damage.  Although we have been known to reline and restore significantly damaged historical works of art. 

 

 

 

TRR:  I’m in love with all your frames!

Duncan: 

Thanks.  We have what we consider to be one of the most diverse collections of frames in the area.  From historical reproduction 22-karat gold leaf finished corner frames to modern unfinished corner frames.  In order to avoid mass confusion, we organize our samples by style, with room between each frame so you can distinguish one from the other.  We have traditional, ornate gold and silver, wood veneer, contemporary and eclectic, and rustic styles, among others.  We even have a bright and colorful Coastal Collection.  

 

 

The thin black liner inside the mat opening on “Blue footed Boobies” by Katie Gianni, heightens the space and distinction between the artwork and the matting. It gives the eye a space to rest and appreciate the artwork, without being too crowded.  This frame further intensifies the feather of the subject matter, while the frame’s corners capture the look of webbed feet.

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What’s unique about your business?  What sets you apart?

Duncan: 

Three words: selection, service and smiles!  We have well over 2,000 frame samples in our showroom.  Beyond that, we will never compromise on quality.  We only use acid-free mats and papers, and all our glass is UV protected.  We are very careful about how we handle your art, and we take the time to fit your frame the right way.  That doesn’t mean that everything we do is expensive.  Quite the contrary.  We’re happy to work within any budget, but the quality of our work will be consistent no matter what you pay.  

TRR:  And smiles?

Duncan: 

We have a lot of fun doing what we do.  Our customers often comment about what a happy place this is.  It’s much more rewarding to establish relationships than to squeeze every nickel out of every sale.  So, we talk to you and laugh with you.  Life is too short not to enjoy what you do, and we like to share the fun we have doing it.  Thus, the smiles!

 

 

The dark mat took attention away from the art itself and the orange-toned frame was a distraction.

Now, the artwork is the main focus, bringing the blue from the art piece into the mat lining.  Look at how much brighter this piece seems!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Who else works with you?

Duncan: 

My wife Pam is an engineer and she does everything in our workshop.  She operates our computerized mat cutter, cuts the glass, assembles the frames and puts it all together.  What I love about her approach is that she spends as much time on all the little things you will never see as she does on what’s in front of you.  Katie Gianni is an accomplished artist who brings that level of creativity to designing the ideal frame for your art, whether it’s an original or a print.  Finding the perfect marriage between the art and the frame is what Katie and I most enjoy.  

 

 

TRR:  You said you’ve been around since 1982, but I didn’t even know you were here.

Duncan: 

For about a dozen years we were tucked away in a strip mall on South Dixie Highway near Port Salerno.  Last year in February we moved the store to Colorado Avenue.  We love, love, love being in downtown Stuart in what is rapidly becoming known as the arts and entertainment district.  Someone recently called it “the artbeat of Stuart.”  More and more people are finding us every day due to our more centralized location.  Just like you did!

 

 

 

 

TRR:  How else can people find you?

Duncan: 

Probably the best place is through the internet.  Our website tells our story pretty well at TheGiltComplex.com.  We are a big supporter of the Arts Council of Martin County and you can see our ad in their magazine, as well as in the Lyric Theatre’s magazine.  One of the great rewards of owning a small business is becoming an integral part of the community.  In addition to the Arts Council, we are active members of the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce.  It’s hard to go anywhere without recognizing someone, and we think that’s wonderful.  

Note the red line incised around the middle of the frame and how this accentuates the outlines in the artwork.  This and the color of the frame itself offer subtle touches that enhance the artwork. 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What framing advice can you offer our readers?

Duncan: 

An expression I often repeat when choosing a frame is, “What does the art want?”  In other words, what frame will best compliment the art and draw your attention to the painting or print?  The advantage of custom framing is having many options available to you – not only the frames, but also mats, liners and all the other components that go into creating beautiful artwork.  You can almost always find something appropriate within your budget.  But if your decision is driven by price alone, you may not even give yourself the opportunity to consider the best design solution.  

 

 

TRR:  Do you have any concluding thoughts?

Duncan: 

If you surround yourself with art, every day will be filled with joy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas’s “Unconditional” Pays Tribute To Female Soldiers. Public Invited To Sculpture Unveiling On Sunday, June 3rd

The City of Stuart will unveil a second sculpture at the Distinguished Service Memorial Park on Sunday, June 3rd. This new sculpture, a bronze bas-relief by Eduardo Gomez Rojas, will complete the second half of the memorial monument at the entrance to the park. The Stuart Rotary Foundation contributed private funds for both. A working figurative sculptor, Eduardo has a studio located in Jensen Beach. His passion to share the deep emotions of a human figure stand out in this sculpture – a mother leaving her child as she goes to serve our country.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the event which is free and Open to the Public.  Special thanks to Eduardo for underscoring the dedication of female veterans and service people who preserve our freedoms.

 

 

EDUARDO    GOMEZ    ROJAS

SHARES   NEWEST   SCULPTURE

“U N C O N D I T I O N A L”

 

A  TRIBUTE  TO FEMALE  VETERANS

 

Distinguished Services Memorial Park

300 SE Ocean Blvd     Stuart, FL  34994

 

Due to inclement weather the unveiling ceremony has been moved to Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 am

 

 

We asked figurative sculptor Eduardo Gomez Rojas to explain the artistic concept behind the second sculpture titled “Unconditional”; the artist commented. “A soldier leaves his home and his children to protect our children. I could not get this thought out of my head. In thinking and doing research for the second sculpture, I came upon the reality that many of the soldiers who are fighting and dying in today’s wars are women. In fact, Florida has the third largest population of female veterans in the United States. When considering these facts, it struck me that a Mom leaving her child to protect mine had to be the ultimate sacrifice. I became obsessed with this mental picture.”

 

Clay for “Unconditional” by Eduardo Gomez Rojas copyright 2018

 

The image above shows the clay rendition which was approved for casting at the foundry. We asked Eduardo to elaborate on the idea. “To make the initial drawings for the concept I asked a female officer in active duty to consult with me. She lent me her backpack, uniform and boots which were worn by the model who had a young child. It struck me visually that the size of the backpack was overwhelming. I felt that this was a visual metaphor for the size of the burden placed upon this soldier. The soldier is in a semi kneeling pose while hugging her child. I placed the child’s face on the other side, so as not to take the focus off the soldier. It also allows the viewer to visualize their own child.  The soldier seems lost in her thoughts as if she is considering the enormity of the situation. She could be praying. She could be leaving or returning. She could be thanking God for protecting her and her child… or asking him to do so. The child can be a metaphor for our nation or for our institutions. Why is she doing this? Unconditional love for her country can be the only reason. That is why the sculpture’s title is “Unconditional” “.

 

“Unconditional” by Eduardo Gomez Rojas copyright 2018

 

The first half of the monument is located in front of the flag, but the monument plans included a second complementary half behind the flag. The bronze sculpture on the first half of the monument titled “Above and Beyond” depicts two male arms holding the folded flag against the heart. We asked Eduardo to remind us about the idea for this work of art. Eduardo Gomez Rojas, said of the first sculpture: “My artistic concept was to depict service above and beyond the call of duty. When I thought of this, it was clear to me that only love of country could bring somebody to do this. I chose the arms hugging the folded flag as the metaphor for love of country, but even further for sacrifice for country”

 

“Above and Beyond” by Eduardo Gomez Rojas copyright 2017

 

This first sculpture which was unveiled on Memorial Day 2017, was very well received by the general public and veterans alike and has become an icon at the park. The purpose of the whole monument is to memorialize those local heroes who have given their lives in the ultimate sacrifice. Each year the names of these soldiers will be placed on the sides of the monument.

 

 

Eduardo Gomez Rojas is a local figurative sculptor and teacher. His work’s singular quality is its force and passion.  His studio is located in Jensen Beach, Florida. He does public and private commissions from small to monumental. His work is collected internationally. Eduardo Gomez: Silent Messages a book about his work was published in 2009. The book is currently available on Amazon.  His main subjects are people and animals. He particularly enjoys sculptural portraiture and memorial sculpture. He is currently a faculty member at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida and has also taught locally at the Elliott Museum and privately in his own studio. Eduardo moved to Florida from Arkansas 10 years ago, where he was a cofounder of the Arkansas Sculptor’s Guild.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this sculpture, commissions, classes, workshops and other works of art contact:
Eduardo Gomez

Eduardo Gomez Sculpture Studio

953 NE Industrial Blvd

Jensen Beach, Florida 34957

Website: www.eduardogomez.com
Email: eduardogomezsculpture@gmail.com
501-765-2609
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eduardogomezsculpture
Instagram: @eduardogomezsculpture
Twitter: @eduardosculptor

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Free, Two-Day Open Studio Tour In Martin County Features Over 40 Artists And Wide Variety Of Media

The 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour takes place on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  This FREE event is open to the public!  View art creations, art demonstrations and meet over 40 participating artists. Free Tour maps and Tour Guides are available at the Marker 23 Gallery, Arts Council of Martin County, Fish House Art Center, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, Stuart Art & Supply or download our free MCOST App.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to the Martin Artisans Guild! Artists supporting artists and bringing the public to see how it is created!

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21st.  

This FREE event is open to the public!

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

MAP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE APP:

 

 

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR

THIS YEAR THE TOUR MAP HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO 3 SEPARATE MAPS:

 SOME ARTISTS WILL BE SHARING THE SAME LOCATION: 

 

 

 

North County: Stuart, Sewalls Point and Jensen Beach

Alex Murray
Laura Kay Darvil
Julia Kelly
Mimi McCallum
Barbara Lapham: Jensen Art Cottages
Sally Eckman Roberts: Jensen Art Cottages
Karen Leffel-Massengill: Jensen Art Cottages
Jillane Heveron: Jensen Art Cottages
Mia Lindberg
Sharon Ferina
Val Lally- Note address correction tour book
Eduardo Gomez

Mid County: Stuart

Maria Miele Next to Gafford’s Downtown
Jim Dirks: Stuart Stained Glass
Chris Kling: Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor
Rosalind Neilen: Stuart Art & Supply
Sally Pearson: Stuart Art & Supply
Barb Bucci: Stuart Art & Supply ( James J Dimartis Collection)
Cristina De la Vega
Petey Cox: Cristina De la Vega
Shelia Geoffrion
Marc Cohen: Cohen Studios
Lynne Cohen: Cohen Studios
Brenda Leigh
Chad Periman- Note address correction in Tour Guide
Helen Kagan: will need to call at gate for access

South County: Palm City, Port Salerno and Hobe Sound

Kim Rody
Mallo Bisset
Tepa Charles: with Mallo Bisset
Alice Laputka: Visionary School of Art
Lynne Barletta: Visionary School of Art
Alexandra Trejo: Visionary School of Art/ Martin Artisans Guild Sponsored Student Artist
Geoffrey Smith
Lorrie Goss: Lisa P Young Studio
Lisa P Young: Lisa P Young Studio
Clair Brunetti: Lisa P Young Studio
Duane Hatfield
Deborah Elaine: with Duane Hatfield
Jeffrey Mush: Marker 23 Gallery
Robert Bennett: Fish House Art Center
Jean Gauger: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Suzanne Connors: Aya Fiber Studio at Fish House Art Center
Gail Naomi: Fish House Art Center
Sean McGraw: Hobe Sound

 

 

About Martin County Artisan Guild:

Our Mission
Out mission is to organize and promote artists’ Open Studio Tours in Martin County, FL in order to provide the public with unique opportunities to meet artists and explore a wide variety of art forms.

Goals:
To promote Martin County FL as a center of art.
To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original artwork to the public.
To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

Get Involved: 

If you are a Martin County artist, get involved!

If you are interested in sponsorship, get involved! Donations are vital to our growth, as we use them for marketing, events, and public outreach.

If you are just interested in the arts and want to volunteer;    Get Involved!

We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school

 

Our 2018 Tour Sponsors:

Frugal Framer

Arts Council of Martin County

Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor

Red Barn Furniture

Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Studio

The Rickie Report

Aya Fiber Studio

Tom Grissman Photography

Junk Dog Salvage

Maneros Restaurant

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

mcost.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Returns February 4 -5 As Official Poster Is Unveiled Plus Children’s Art Contest

The wildly popular Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Returns February 4 – 5, bringing 250+ national artists and craft artisans to line Dixie Highway.  Don’t miss the unveiling of the Festival posters created by local 4th and 5th grade.  The official Festival of the Arts poster is created by noted area artist and Jenson Beach resident Barbara Lapham who will judge the winning Children’s Poster Art Contest. The contest is organized by the GFWC Hobe Sound Women’s Club.  The free, outdoor event features a fully juried art fair and a vetted craft fair.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday, February 4

and

Sunday, February 5

 10 am – 5 pm

 

 

Hobe Sound, SE Dixie Highway

Navigational Address: 11954 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Something For All Ages!

 

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts is presented by Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber and produced by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows. The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Craft artisans, selected through American Craft Endeavors (ACE) offer affordable, original and practical works including a full green market of edible and living ornamental items.

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Something For Everyone!

 

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. Parking is free and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery

Showcasing local and national artists

Vetted, affordable craft items

Original handmade artwork

More than 150 artists from 30 different states and more than 100 craft artisans

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

Craft festival featuring Greenmarket

Free parking and pets on leashes welcome

 

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Pet Friendly

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Juno Beach, FL; Downtown Delray Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

 

 

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 Coconut Point Art Festival (Estero, FL), Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, 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 16th 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.

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Don’t Miss “New Realms Of Working Spaces” January 21 & 22 in Martin County

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event is FREE and OPEN to the public. The tour includes artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

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Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center. Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. This event is free and open  to the public.

 

Visit : www.MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

First Annual Martin County Studio Tour Offers An Intimate Look Into Artist’s Working Spaces

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017.  “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists.  The MCOST event will be open at no charge to the public. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to MARK your CALENDARS!

 

 

 

First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 

 

 

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This event provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists and to explore a wide variety of art forms. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.  The Open Studio Tour will invite our local community to view the private space where an artist creates their work. This will foster new connections between artists and their community. Promotion of the event will bring a broad audience to view artists’ work. And collectors can buy directly from the artists at their studios.

 

 

Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. The varied media, time for personal exchange, and unique setting ensure this will be an exceptional opportunity for both artists and patrons.  The MCOST event is non-profit and will be open at no charge to the public.

 

Martin County is home to working studios featuring art by both internationally renowned and local artists working side by side, inspiring each other. Participating artists include: Maria Aguirre, Karen Angstadt, Lynne Barletta, Mallo Bisett, Lynne Cohen, Judy Coffman, Diane Concepcion, Suzanne Connors, Cristina de la Vega, Torenzo Gann, Jean Gauger, Eduardo Gomez, Lorrie Gross, Helen Kagan, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Chris Kling, Mia Lindberg, Maria Miele, Susan Mottice, Danuta Rothschild, Candy Walsh and Lisa P. Young

 

Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center.

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For more information & list of brochure locations go to the event website: http://www.MCOST.org

 

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher  The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

Friends Of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Announce Call To Artists: “Floral Fusion 2016”

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park announce an exciting event and opportunity to sell your art!  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists for “Floral Fusion2016”.  The theme is: flowers or flower arrangements. The event consists of two parts:  A flower show January 15-17, 2016, consisting of live orchids and floral exhibits plus a show of 2D and 3D art works from January 15 – February 28th.  The exhibit takes place in the gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the Park. ATTENTION ART and FLOWER LOVERS!  Mark Your Calendars! 

 

 

“FLORAL FUSION 2016”

 

CALL TO ARTISTS 

Friends Of Jonathan Dickinson State Park 

Announce

An Exciting Event and Opportunity To Sell Your Artwork!

 

 

 

THE EVENT WILL CONSIST OF

TWO PARTS:

 

A Flower Show January 15-17, 2016

Consisting of Live Orchids and Floral Exhibits

 

A show of 2D(painting, photography, mixed media) and 3D (sculpture, glass) art work

 

 

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Display takes place at the Gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the Park from January 15–February 28, 2016.

16450 Southeast Federal Highway      Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

DETAILS

 

 

  • All work submitted must have a floral theme depicting flowers and/or floral arrangements.
  • Work may be impressionistic as long as a floral theme is clearly discernible.
  • Work will be juried to ensure consistency with quality, theme, showing space, and acceptability within the park’s family-oriented, natural environment.
  • Entry fees and registration for two and three dimensional art is $20 per artist for up to three (3) and $5 for each additional work.
  • Fees must be paid at https://floralfusion2016.eventbrite.com.
  • An image of the work submitted for show must be received electronically by December 28, 2015.
  • Images should be in JPG format and sized 72ppi and between 800ppi and 1000ppi on the longest side). Maximum size 4 MB. Improperly sized images will not be considered.
  • Images submitted via email should be addressed to  friendsjdsp@gmail.com.
  • Images should be labeled last name first name_entry number_image title. The image title is the title on the entry form.
    example: doejohn_1_birds.jpg.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by registration and release forms if required.
  • Accepted two dimensional works must be framed and be wired for hanging.
  • Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
  • 3D art must be accompanied by the proper display.
  • 20% of the sale price of work sold is donated to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (donations are tax deductible.)
  • Artists will be notified if their work is selected by December 31.
  • If accepted, work can be delivered starting January 1 and up to January 12 to the Kimbell Center between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Park entry fee will be waived for artists if only dropping off artwork.
  • Art work that portrays recognizable people must be accompanied by a photo/model release form.
  • Artists are responsible for all financial arrangements and delivery of artwork to buyers.

 

 

 

For more information:

Contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551 or email friendsjdsp@gmail.com.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Center, 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Raida Disbrow Invites You To Havana Beads Studio At Fish House Art Center

The Fish House Art Center is home to 8 working artist studios, gallery and a quaint café with great restaurants within walking distance. Raida Disbrow is a Lampwork glass artist, a ceramicist, jewelry designer and owner of world renown Havana Beads.  The Rickie Report is excited to share some of Raida’s artistry and from personal experience, knows the quality of her beads and jewelry speak for themselves.  One-of-a-kind jewelry designs are available for purchase as well as Lampwork (glass) and ceramic beads for those that enjoy making their own creations.

 

 

 

 

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FISH HOUSE ART CENTER

Features :

Havana Beads

by Raida Disbrow

 

 

4725 SE DeSoto Avenue   Port Salerno, FL 34997

(954) 464-1360

 

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Raida Disbrow is a Lampwork (glass) artist, ceramic artist, jewelry designer and owner of Havana Beads. Fifteen years ago Raida began making one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry creations. In her search for unique beads she discovered the art of Lampworking.

 

 

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Lampworking is an art form which became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. Lampworking is the art of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a steel mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when finished annealed in a kiln for strength and durability.

 

 

 

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Raida has a background in Interior Design and uses these principles to design, and use color in her glass pieces as well as her artisan jewelry. She has a great love for nature and frequently incorporates elements in her beads and artisan jewelry.

 

 

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Radio’s bead creations are well known and respected  throughout the beading world, for their intricacies and unusual designs.  Her artisan jewelry and beads have been published in the following publications.

 

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• Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine
• Bead Star Magazine
• Beads 2011 Magazine
• Bead Trends Magazine
• 101 Bracelet, Necklaces and Earrings Magazine
• Bead Soup Book
• Stringing Magazine
• Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine
Visit Raida’s quaint working studio/boutique at the Fish House Art Center located on the Scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida. One-of-a-kind jewelry designs are available for purchase as well as Lampwork (glass) and ceramic beads for those that enjoy making their own creations.

 

 

For more information please visit:

FISH HOUSE ART CENTER

4725 SE DeSoto Avenue    Port Salerno, FL 34997

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raidisbrow@aol.com

(954) 464-1360

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Sally Eckman Roberts Opens New Boutique In Jensen Beach, Featuring Home Decor Designs Seen World Wide

You are invited to the Grand Opening of “Sally Eckman Roberts Designs”!  Located in one of The Art Cottages, 3211 NE Maple Avenue in Jensen Beach, it features art, gifts, and home decor.  Sally Eckman Roberts’ creations incorporate her watercolor art and designs. She is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Sally still maintains her gallery/studio  at The Fish House Art Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by both locations! 

 

 

 

 

 

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You Are Invited:

G R A N D   O P E N I N G

Thursday, November 5th

5:30

Ribbon cutting

By the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Art Cottages

3211 NE Maple Avenue     Jensen Beach, FL

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“Autumn Array” Paper Dinnerware by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

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“Butterfly Wings” Printed Pillows by     Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries. Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel.

 

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“Flora and Fauna” by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.

 

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“At Crab Sea” by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

Products include rugs, pillows, dinnerware, coasters, textiles, garden flags and mats, greeting cards, placemats as well as original art and prints both framed and unframed. Sally’s designs are available in catalogs and major retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Stein Mart, Home Goods as well as small retailers throughout the country.

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Avenue        Stuart, FL 34997

 

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

 

 

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“Classic Christmas Outdoor Signs, Mat and Mailbox Cover”      

by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to several resident artists’ studios that include Sally Eckman Roberts . You can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations.

 

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“Dragon Dance” Pillows and Hooked Rug 

By Sally Eckman Roberts

 

Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, “Painted Pears”.

 

 

For more details please call Sally at  317-590-6687

or  visit:

www.sallyeckmanroberts.com

or email:

paintpears@aol.com

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291