The Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique Features Three Events You Will LOVE This February!

The Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique features three events you will LOVE this February! Come to the Open Reception for “Space” on Friday, February 7.  This is the fifth judged show of the series: “An Eye for Art -A Look at the Elements.” The show runs February 4 thru March 1.  Check out the FINE ART ESTATE SALE to benefit the Lake Worth Art League, a non-profit organization. Works of accomplished artists Melanie Bouton and Martha Ann Myers are featured. Purchases of works by these artists are tax deductible.  While visiting the Street Painting Festival (Saturday, February 22 & Sunday, February 23) stop by  “Artists On The Alley” OUTDOOR TENT & TABLE SHOW. The fine art and fine crafts, jewelry and artisan boutique items spill over to the outside! Located at the corner of Lucerne & L Street, just steps off Lake Avenue, it is the perfect place to stop by!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to show your work in our gallery?

We are proud to offer an unprecedented equal opportunity for all artists! We are unique in the fact that we accept the work of ALL artists, from emerging to professional, to show, sell and compete for awards in our Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth.

Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member for just $75. per year. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” shows. Each show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the league. The league offers cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners, and a ribbon Recognition award. Entry fee for each show is $25. for first entry and $15. For the second. $10. For each each additional piece up to 5 total. Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The league retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised. Membership offers also offers the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique. 

 

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

 

 

 

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.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Free, 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival At Armory Art Center Campus December 2-3, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2017, the Armory Art Center will present the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival.  This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

FREE

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Shoppers at 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

This free festival features 80 artist from across Florida and from around the U.S. including artists working in ceramics, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. There will live music, food vendors, Armory Studio demonstrations and an artist talk with Sam Perry.

 

Original Artwork by Anthony Burks

 

 

A variety of live music groups will play through the weekend interspersed with Armory studio demonstrations. Scheduled performers are the Roaring Kelly Band, Palm Beach Pipes and Drums, the Johnny Bonez Band, Les Nuages, the Orchid City Brass Band, and Nick Manzino.

 

One of a Kind Handmade jewelry

 

Between musical acts attendees can see live demonstrations of printmaking and papermaking, painting and sound, raku firing, 3D jewelry making, large pots thrown on the potter’s wheel, and block printing. Armory instructor Sam Perry will be discussing his solo exhibition, “Social Set: Paintings, Drawing, and Videos by Sam Perry” in the East Gallery.

 

Original Artwork by Bonnie Wilburn

 

This West Palm Beach Arts Festival is a great event for families. Parents will have an option to browse the festival while their children learn to create holiday projects with Armory instructors in the Kids Zone.

Handblown Glass, both decorative and functional

 

 

Food vendors will be on site. Beer, wine, and signature cocktails made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be sold.

 

Ceramics Demonstration 

 

Landscape painters from Plein Air Palm Beach will be stationed throughout the Armory campus painting scenes from the festival.

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT    SCHEDULE

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 3RD

10:20 AM   Welcome

10:30 AM    Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet

11:30 AM     Printmaking & Papermaking

12:00 PM    PalmBeach Pipes & Drums

1:30 PM       Palm Beach State College Jazz Sextet

2:00 PM      Painting & Sound

2:30 PM      Palm Beach State College Jazz Septet

3:30 PM     Raku Demonstration

3:45 PM     Johnny Bonez Band

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH

10:30 AM     Roaring Kelly Band

12:00 PM      3D Jewelry Demo

12:30 PM      Les Nuages

1:45 PM       Ceramics, Large Pots Demo

2:00 PM     Orchid City Brass Band

2:45 PM     Blockprinting Demo

3:30 PM    Nick Manzino

  

East Gallery: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm Sam Perry will be in the gallery to discuss his solo exhibition Social Set: Paintings , Drawing and Videos by Sam Perry. Sam is an instructor at the Armory and Palm Beach Atlantic College

 

 

The Armory Art Center is grateful to the festival sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Palm Beach Post, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher magazine, WRMF radio, WEAT radio, Palm Beach International Academy, Don and Linda Silpe, and Palm Beach State College.

 

 

 

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 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Lake Worth Art League Shares Open Call to All Artists For 12 X 12 Exhibition With No Theme And No Jury

The Lake Worth Art League shares an Open Call to Artists for their upcoming  ’12 x12’ Exhibit  from November 14 – December 10th.  This is perfect for the gift-giving season! Artwork will not be juried for exhibition but LWAL Exhibition Rules apply. The Public is invited to the Free Opening reception on Friday November 17th.  Ribbons and Cash Prizes will be awarded.  Watercolor, pastels, and photos are welcome, the outside dimension of frames must measure 12”x12”. The Rickie Report shares the details about this fantastic opportunity. Artists must RSVP beforehand, so read this article!

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Worth Art League

Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL (One block north of the Cultural Council)

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com     www.lwartleague.org      facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday  11am – 6pm

Sunday  Noon – 4 pm   Closed Mondays 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lake Worth Art League

 Open Call to Artists

 ’12 x12’ Exhibit

 

Free Opening Reception

 

Friday November 17th

 

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Exhibition runs November 14 – December 10th

 

 

Details:

Size: 12” x 12”

Watercolor, pastels, photos, oils, acrylics are welcome

Awards, including Ribbons and Cash Prizes will be awarded.

Interested artists may bring unframed gallery wrapped (sides painted)

Interested artists MUST RSVP by November 10th to indicate their participation:  Lwartleague@gmail.com

Drop off at Gallery (604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth) on November 13th from 10:30AM-2:30PM

The price for non-members to exhibit is $30 for the first piece, $15 for each additional piece, no limit.

Questions call 561-586-8666 or email info@lwartleague.org.

 

 

 

 

LAKE WORTH ART LEAGUE EXHIBITION RULES:

The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) Gallery strives for a professional presentation of works of art. All artwork must meet the following guidelines to be accepted for any LWAL exhibition in the gallery or at any other location where work is presented by the LWAL:

Artwork must be original in conception and execution. No kits, copies, or giclees/prints. Paintings over photographs are not acceptable unless the photograph is an original photo taken by and embellished by the artist and submitted as “Hand Embellished Photography”. Artwork must be accurately labeled as to medium used. Photographs must be original. Photographs that are digitally enhanced must be submitted as “Digitally Enhanced Photography”.

Artwork containing propaganda will not be accepted. Foul/lewd depiction or text not acceptable. Tasteful nudes will be considered.

All artwork must be for sale. Artwork must remain on exhibition until the end of the show, unless the piece sells and the buyer wants immediate possession after purchase. In this case, the piece sold must be replaced with another work by the artist similar in size. The replacement piece must be provided by the next day.

Artwork may repeat if it has not won a prize, one more time per season.

Once your art has been accepted for exhibition it will be hung by the hanging committee who will take care all pieces are displayed at their best for each exhibition. Once artwork is hung in the show, you may not change its location.

2-D artwork must be clearly labeled on back upper right hand corner with artist’s name, title of the work, medium, price and artist’s phone number. 

Size limited to 12” including frame for wall hung work and weight not over 30 lbs. Frames should be in good condition. Glazing must be plastic and fit the frame. Glazing must not be loose or bulging. Broken, scratched, chipped or dirty glazing not acceptable. Matting must be clean. Paint may not be wet. Only gallery wrapped canvas accepted without frame; edges must be neatly painted and no staples, nails, etc. may be showing.

All 2-D work must be wired for hanging. Wire must be attached using d-rings or screw eyes. Wire must be the correct guage for the weight of the piece and at least 2” below top of frame at center. Ends of wires must be wrapped so that no sharp ends are exposed.

No one may enter or remove any artwork that is not their own work, unless arrangements are made by the artist with the gallery naming a specific person to act for them.

The LWAL takes care to handle all artwork gently, however, the LWAL is not responsible for any damages to or any loss of any piece of art that may occur. Each LWAL member artist has liability only insurance, through their membership.

Artwork that is sold through the gallery requires a 20% commission to the gallery. This amount will be deducted from the artist’s proceeds if the purchase is made directly through the gallery. The gallery is entitled to commission when any work is sold related to or as a result of any LWAL show. Any artist found to not have paid commission to the gallery will lose their LWAL membership and will not be able to show in any future LWAL sponsored exhibition.

Each exhibiting artist must work in the gallery each time they exhibit, or pay a fee so that a replacement worker can be hired.

Once a piece has been accepted for take-in, fees are not refundable. Any artwork left over 15 days after a scheduled show pick-up will be charged a storage fee of $50. Art remaining after 45 days will become the property of the LWAL.

 

 

For more information about these events or to become a member:

561-586-8666

Lwartleague@gmail.com

www.lwartleague.org

facebook.com/lwartleague

NEW Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday Noon – 4 pm Closed Mondays

 

 

 

 

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

 

WAS Art Fest 2018 Application Deadline Is Extended To November 1st For Original Art, Craft Creators

WAS Art Fest Application Deadline has been extended to Nov. 1,2017.  The Rickie Report has seen numerous emerging artists get their starts at this event, as well as professional artists and artisans using this event to showcase their ongoing creative forces.  The Wellington Art Society offers this opportunity to the art-loving public to meet and interact with these artists.  Mark your calendars now! The 12th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society will take place on Saturday, January 27th – Sunday January 28th, 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green 2018
12th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

 

 

Saturday, January 27, 2018 9 – 5
Sunday, January 28, 2018 10 – 4

 

 

Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography and more!

Artist Demos

Children’s Art Area

Live Music

Food Trucks

Wellington Amphitheater-Wellington, Florida

Call to Artists
Now accepting applications!

65 artists

$2000. in cash awards

Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Metal

 

 

Applications on website: www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

NEW Deadline for entries is November 1, 2017

 

Live Music, Food Trucks, Children’s Art Area, Overnight Security

 

 

Art Fest on the Green features local, regional, and national fine art and fine craft artists, live music, artist demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

 

 

January is the peak season and international visitors, tourists, and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green. Wellington offers many exciting dining choices, upscale shopping, and entertainment with a distinctive flair. It is just a short drive to the beach and many outstanding art and cultural attractions.

 

 

 

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the artists during art demos and booth chats. This is a great opportunity to take home a fabulous original work of art and have a wonderful artist story to share. Live music on the Amphitheater Stage, Food Trucks, and kid’s art activities make Art Fest on the Green a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

 

 

For more information Contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer: mysticway1@bellsouth.net

or Toni Willey: tgwilleyart@gmail.com

www.WellingtonArtSociety.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

 

Creative Arts School At Old School Square Invites You To An Open House September 9th

Due to Hurricane Irma, plans have changed:  The Creative Arts School at Old School Square’s Open House on Saturday, September 9th has been changed to Friday, October 6th.  The School has expanded their offerings for Fall 2017/Winter 2018. Meet the instructors and learn about all the classes and workshops being offered!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to give your creative side the opportunity to shine!

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL  33444

561-243-7922     OldSchoolSquare.org

 

 

 

O  P  E  N           H  O  U  S  E  

Has been changed due to Hurricane Irma to:

 

October 6, 2017 – Dare to be Square… Press Play!

Crest Theatre, Creative Arts School and Fieldhouse

6  – 7:30 p.m.

free admission

The public is invited to a season launch party with a sneak peek of what’s new for the 2017-18 season! Get a glimpse of the shows and lectures in the Crest Theatre; enjoy refreshments in the Producers Lounge and a showcase of works by Creative Arts School students and instructors; upstairs, the Creative Arts School studios and classrooms will be open and instructors will be on hand to talk about the exciting fall offerings. Visit the Fieldhouse, next door, to see one of Palm Beach County’s most unique wedding and event venues, pick up rental information, enjoy entertainment and refreshments. Outside, check out a special Art Walk print-making demo by FAU students in front of the Cornell Art Museum and find out about the Museum’s (post-renovation) Grand Re-Opening! Be sure to stick around for the Free Friday Concert with Turnstiles beginning at 7:30 pm!

 

 

 

 

 

The School offers a wide range of art, photography, digital imaging and writing classes for all levels. Youth classes are also available for kids ages 6 and up.

Seven new instructors have joined the teaching team, many of whom are internationally recognized for their work!

New classes include: Contemporary Painting, Foundations in Oil Painting, Figure Drawing and Expressionism, Urban Mixmedia Textured Abstracts, Advanced Installation Art, Glass Fusing, Jewelry Design with Cold connections, Landscape Photography, Nature & Wildlife Photography and more!

New Workshops include: iPhone Photography 101 and Image Transfer: Metal to Magic

 

 

 

 

 

Download the current catalog at http://OldSchoolSquare.org

or call 561-403-2954

 

 

Creative Arts School at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444

 

 

(Photo Courtesy Lee Gordon)

 

 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Macro Photography of Rebecca Ryan is Featured At Studio 1608 “Modern” Exhibition

Macro photographer and mixed media artist, Rebecca Ryan’s creativity will be featured at the upcoming “Modern” Exhibit at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 6th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Rebecca’s artistry.

 

 

S T U D I O   1608

 1608 S. Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL
(2 blocks south of Norton Museum)
561-659-1883

PRESENTS:

THE     ART     OF     REBECCA     RYAN

At

1608   “Modern”   Exhibit

Public, Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

Rebecca Ryan was born in Canada and now shares her time between Delray Beach and Canada. Her enthusiasm for nature comes through every piece of artwork she creates. She tells The Rickie Report, “I find so much inspiration to create during my time here in Southern Florida. Many of my photos of birds and flowers as well as the “Life Series”, “Rain” and “Beach Leaf Series” are all a celebration of the time I spend here.”

 

“Calla Lily” by Rebecca Ryan

 

“I have always loved and appreciated art. I spent many pleasurable days in the galleries of London, Paris, Milan and Florence while in my twenties. That really started my self study of art and art history.” With an artistic mother and a sister who is a patron of the arts, Rebecca has wonderful family support for her journey. After several years of illness, Rebecca had to slow down physically. Gardening became her process to create.

 

“Heaven and Earth” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca explains, “When I started to watch my gardens bloom and grow on a daily basis, it was magnificent! I wanted to share what I was privileged to see. I thought a camera was the best way to capture those moments. Once I looked through a macro lens, I found my passion!”

“Inside The Forbidden Fruit” by Rebecca Ryan

 

“The pallet of colors in nature is incredible. I celebrate them and create an abstract piece that will help the viewer to linger and enjoy what they would not otherwise see.” Rebecca is continuing her artist journey by developing new mixed media artworks, combining acrylic and photography. “I am honored and excited to be included for the second time at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach.”

 

 

“Dance of the Fairy” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca shares her artist vision, “I hope to share a moment in nature with all its splendor with the viewer. I call my abstracts “The metamorphosis of nature’s palette”. Rebecca is a internationally collected artist. Her work is in private collections in Vancouver and Alberta Canada as well as in Mexico. She is making her foray into the US market with collectors in California and Florida, building on her previous Exhibitions in Vancouver, Canada and Florida. Her photographs are available in a wide range of sizes and mediums.

 

 

“The Writing Of Crime and Punishment” by Rebecca Ryan

 

 

For more information about Rebecca’s artwork:

www.rebeccaryanstudio.com

Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com

561-324-5449

 

 

About Studio 1608:

For painters, photographers and sculptors STUDIO 1608 is home to a collection of working artist studios from a variety of disciplines. An exciting space filled with history and architectural details, 1608 is an unexpected treasure in today’s commercial cookie cutter buildings. Conveniently located between the Norton Art Museum and Antique Row, STUDIO 1608 is a New York loft style building with over 7500 square feet of studio space. Built in 1937, surviving over one hundred hurricanes this two-story gem is brimming with character rarely found in a Florida building. With thirteen foot ceilings, seven foot sunlit-providing windows, exposed wooden beams and beautifully finished wooden floors that still show hints of a 1930’s car dealership, STUDIO 1608 is a haven for artists.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Artisans On The Ave Features Multi-Media Artist, Bonnie Bruner

Tiny houses are all the rage, as people downsize, but multi-media artist, Bonnie D. Bruner gives us a whole new take at her upcoming exhibition at Artisans On The Ave.  “Small” has large impact with Bonnie’s “Little Houses That Move” and basketry that defies imagination!  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Free, Opening Reception on Friday, March 17th, with a few sneak peeks.

 

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

 

 

ARTISANS  ON  THE  AVE  PRESENTS:

 

 

“LITTLE HOUSES on the MOVE”

Featuring

Bonnie D. Bruner

Multi-Media Artist

“Little Houses on the Move”

 

 

Free, Opening  Reception:

 
Friday, March 17, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

“Tiny House” by Bonnie D. Bruner

 

 

 

Bonnie was inspired to create little clay houses with wheels, from the renewed interest in tiny homes. Little houses have always been thought of as cozy, simple and cute. She wanted to capture these feelings with her little clay houses. She added the wooden wheels to add whimsy. Each house has their own individual character and no two houses are alike. Her finished art pieces are truly one of a kind!

 

“Tiny House” by Bonnie Bruner

 

One of Bonnie’s favorite sayings is:
“The little house can hold all things
From which the soul’s contentment springs.
‘Tis all the joys that mortals know,
For mirth and song and that delight
Which make the humblest dwelling bright.”
Edgar A.Guest

 


Bonnie also creates other mixed medium art with creative material!  Her art education began at Miami-Dade State College, where she had the privilege to be professor’s assistant to Duane Hanson who became famous for his distinctive sculptures. After graduating with an A.A. in Art, she moved on to University of Florida.  She completed her B.F.A. studies at Florida Atlantic University and then went on to earn an M.A.E. from Nova Southeastern University.

 

 

 

“Tiny House on wheels” by Bonnie Bruner

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.   Visit this opening night for an evening of fun. Meet the artists!!! View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:

 

Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro

561-762-8162   or   561-582-3300

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artist, Rob Stern

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcomes the public to 3 days of events featuring internationally renown glass artist, Rob Stern. Mark your calendars for March 16th, 17th and 18th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Free Family Fun Day! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Rob Stern is a real showman and works large so his demonstrations are extra dramatic and should not be missed.  Nowhere else in Palm Beach County is there a facility that brings in these types of world renown artists to blow glass in front of large audiences in real time. It is a sizzling hot experience!

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

 

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS!

FEATURING THE ART
OF
RENOWNED GLASS ARTIST:

ROB STERN

March 16th to 18th

 

 

The “Last Call” will not be happening from 8pm-10pm on Friday night. As that was St. Patty’s Day, we were not able to engage a band, so we are doing it after the Saturday’s public demonstration from 7pm -9pm.

Directions:  Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

“DO NOT USE GPS”
Exit I-95 at 6 Avenue, South and go East
Take a Left on South F Street at Kwik Stop
And a Right on 3rd Avenue South to Parking Lot

 

 

Hot Glass Demo With Rob Stern 

 

Thursday, March 16  6 – 9 PM

“Meet The Artist Dinner”

$100

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artist, a lecture by the artist, and piano music

Friday, March 17th

“Gallery Openings”

$10. at the door or FREE with Basic Membership

6 – 8 PM

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artist

Saturday, March 18th

“Family Demo Day”

2 – 5 PM

FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a three-hour public demo by the visiting artist

 

LAST CALL EVENT:

Saturday, March 18th

 

 

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

About Rob Stern:

Born in Miami, Rob was reared in Atlanta where his mother taught art and his father worked in the movie industry  and dabbled in photography. Rob attended Northside High School for the Performing Arts, in Atlanta, where he was a member of an elite touring group, singing dancing, and acting.  While active in many traditional sports, he also enjoyed skateboarding, surfing and rock climbing.  All of these factors combined with the inventive and adventurous spirit he inherited from his grandparents, would be important to his future career as a glass artist.

Glass installation by Rob Stern

Rob attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland for five years.  He traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs.  Rob went on to study, apprentice and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic.  It was the start of a long term working relationship, as he lived and worked there for a number of years.  He continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world. From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL and earned his MFA.  Rob now co-teaches with many artists/master at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsman in both the US and Europe. In 2003, he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami , where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

“I consider myself to be very fortunate to have traveled, studied and lived in many places where glass is made by masters.  I have experienced many cultures, techniques, and the people who I have met have greatly influenced me.  I draw my inspiration from this, from music and from mostly everything I see in nature.  Working as a glass artist has enabled me to view the world as fluid, reflective, and full of light.  I strive to express emotion in my work and my other primary goal is the share the gift of glass with others”.

Glass Demo with Rob Stern

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

 

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NAWA’s “Down The Rabbit Hole” Exhibit At Armory Annex In Lake Worth Includes Lecture And Live Music

The National Association Of Women Artists, Inc. Florida Chapter (NAWA) is presenting a multi-media exhibition titled “Down the Rabbit Hole,” which will be hosted by the Armory Art Center Annex in Lake Worth.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on March 3rd. Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy drinks, refreshments, and live music by Sunnyside Swing at this Free event. There will also be an Artist Talk on Saturday, March 25th,  In addition to the Juried art, which will be on view through March 26, 2017, a section of the gallery will be exhibiting works by three students in the Dreyfoos School of the Arts who were the recipients of NAWA Florida Chapter Art Scholarships. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Florida Chapter

Presents:

 

“DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE”

Opening Reception:

March 3, 2017

6 – 8 PM

Artist Talk:

March 25, 2017

2 – 4 PM

These events are Free and Open to the Public

Exhibit runs March 3, 2017 – March 26, 2017

Armory Art Center Annex

1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

Telephone: 561-832-1776    or   Email: roberta.millmanide@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to the Opening Reception on March 3rd, 6 – 8 PM, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy drinks, refreshments, and live music by Sunnyside Swing at this free event. There will also be an Artist Talk on Saturday, March 25th, 2 – 4 pm.

 

“Searching For Home” by Judith Carlin

 

Exhibition Chair, Roberta Millman-Ide, is among the impressive artists whose work will be exhibited. She received her BFA in Advertising Design from California State University and worked as an Art Director for two well-known advertising agencies before moving to the east coast where she started her own design company. Since 2006, Roberta’s primary focus has been on creating and exhibiting her artwork. She is pleased to announce that Nicole Hickey, Manager of Artist Services at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, will be the juror for the exhibit.

 

 

Maxine Schreiber’s  St. Michaels Church Bath

 

 

 

In addition to the Juried art, which will be on view through March 26, 2017, a section of the gallery will be exhibiting works by three students in the Dreyfoos School of the Arts who were the recipients of NAWA Florida Chapter Art Scholarships. NAWA artist members raised the scholarship funds by creating works of art on 6” x 6” canvases, which they sold for $50 each. The organization is proud to make this investment in the lives of young female artists.

 

 

 

LAUGHING OUT LOUD  Annette Margulies

 

 

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, recently deceased resident 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.

 

 

 

 

Untitled by Karen Salup

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to: http://nawafl.org.

The chapter is pleased that an online exhibit will be available to the public on March 4, 2017, the day after the opening reception.

 

 

 

 

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“Mud Pie Girl” Features Artistry Of Cynthia Zmetronak At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth features the work of Cynthia Zmetronak with the “Mud Pie Girl” Exhibition.  The Free Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, February 17th.  In addition to Cynthia’s creations, visitors are invited to browse the gallery’s showrooms.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Giving a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, means you’re acknowledging the artists’ creative gifts. Supporting local artists helps keep money in your own community!!

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

“Mud Pie Girl”

Cynthia Zmetronak

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 17, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

Functional, handmade Art: Mug by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Zmetronak has been working in clay nearly as long as she can remember. Having a mother who dabbled in clay, and a father who built her first wheel helped nurture her inner mud pie girl. She was also fortunate enough to grow up during a time when art classes (including clay), were part of public education, from elementary school through high school. Her post public school education involved the arts. College provided a clay studio with unlimited access and she was hooked on clay. She then went on to earn a Master’s in Art Education and teach in both private and public schools, where clay became an important part of her curriculum.

 

 

Decorative handmade Art by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

“Utilitarian and whimsical decorative pieces are my passion”. Although her style has evolved and become more refined over the years, she still makes a line of comical canine and feline utilitarian pieces.  Cynthia is proud to be showing her work at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth and looks forward to meeting visitors.

 

 

 

Handmade Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

“These pieces reflect the humor I find living with a large rescue dog and several domesticated feral cats.” She says “working with clay makes the difference in my day”. How you will interact with my pottery; a lid that fits, a teapot that pours, a mug that feels good in your hand, a bowl that is used for your table, are part of my thought process and studio practice. My enjoyment and funfillment as a maker, comes from people using and enjoying my ware.  As a committed lifelong learner, I will always be a student and a teacher.”

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162 or 561-582-3300

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

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