Don Sarka And Mary Anne Sarka Are Featured Artists At Delray Beach Public Library’s “Artists’ Creations” Series. Free Public Opening Reception On Friday, September 6

The creative endeavors of Don Sarka and Mary Anne Sarka  will be featured in the upcoming “Artists’ Creations” Exhibit at the Delray Public Library. The exhibit is open to the public from August 24 – October 19.  Everyone is welcome to meet the artists at the free, Opening Reception on Friday, September 6. Visitors will see oil and acrylic paintings of various subject matter, including landscapes as well as beloved pets.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

















Opening Reception:

Friday,  September 6 

 3:00  to  4:30  pm

Meet The Artists

In the Library Program Room, 2nd floor

Light snacks will be served


Exhibit is available August 24 thru October  19, 2019



No reservations needed


100 West Atlantic Ave.                Delray Beach, Florida

Library Hours: 

Mon. – Wed 9am – 8pm:   Thurs – Sat 9 am – 5pm:  Sun (Sept – May): 1pm – 5pm

Free Parking in attached Library parking lot








Don and Mary Anne Sarka’s joy of creativity exudes from their faces!  Their combined love of nature has taken them to places and environments where they are continually recharging their creative batteries. Don tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art began many years ago, when I began sketching Disney characters as a boy and using watercolors to paint them.  Starting in 1988, I began getting Instruction in oil painting from a local artist and have studied and painted on and off to the present time.  I use oil paints because it allows me to mix and blend to produce strong colors with light and shadows”.



“Majestic Sky” by Don Sarka




He goes on to say, “My love of nature and its magnificent creations, causes a spiritual change in me.  The many photos taken give me inspiration to paint a particular picture. We have vacationed in many states and national parks and I have become a critical photographer, capturing the beauty and splendor of nature. I paint my version of what I see and interpret it on to canvas.  I use pictures as an idea of what I want to paint and then come up with my interpretation or theme.  I am a landscape architect and the principles of design have helped me in painting with form, texture and color”.






“Purple” by Don Sarka



Mary Anne tells The Rickie Report, ” My enthusiasm for painting started many years ago. Since then I have taken many classes with fantastic painting professionals and it has given me the opportunity to work on composition, perspective, colors, texture, lights and dark’s.  I paint in the traditional and representational format and my paintings can be hung practically anywhere.  I prefer acrylic. My paintings vary between landscapes, seascapes, animals, birds and flowers. I love it when I get lost in the painting process. When I stand back during this time to look at my painting, I am happily surprised and delighted”.





“Florida Wetlands” by Mary Anne Sarka



She continues, “I frequent art galleries and have a collection of wonderful painting books that give me fantastic information, guidance and inspiration. Painting opened up a whole new world for me, and has given me an awareness and ability to be creative and paint using my imagination and feelings. I have taken thousands of photographs that I use as a reference when painting”.



Award winning artists, Don and Mary Anne are members of the Delray Art League which is a juried league and exhibited in most of their events, including The Crest Theater, the Delray Affair, Delray Beach City Hall, Old School Square, Veterans Park, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, Arts Garage. They have previously exhibited at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery and Arts Arena Garage (Delray Beach).









“Waves and Palm Trees” by Mary Anne Sarka



Generous with their time and artworks, they have donated to the local community through fundraisers, art auctions, and painted a 6’ x 20’ mural by their clubhouse pool.  They have four married children and nine grandchildren and one great child on the way. They both tell The Rickie Report, “During our family times, we are seldom without our cameras to capture family photos, scenery and nature that’s around us. Painting is one of our favorite things that we do together”.





 For more information about this exhibit or other works of art, please Call or Text Mary Anne Sarka at 561-310-5620  or  e-mail at PaintingByDandMSarka 






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Riverwalk Jazz & Art Call For Artists, Vendors and Non-Profits -Sign Up Now For New Event

There is a Jazz & Art on the Riverwalk in Jupiter on Saturday, May 30th! Come on down to the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk, just south of Harbourside Place, to experience this new event on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. The event will feature live music by local jazz groups, and local fine art and craft vendors. Enjoy delicious local foods, a glass of wine or beer, and hear some great music with the George Tandy Band. The event area has beautiful views of the intracoastal and passing boats, and is protected under the bridge from the heat and rain. There will be tables and chairs, but it is recommended that you BYOC (bring your own chair) if you want to make sure you have the best seat.  The Rickie Report shares this CALL to Artists, Vendors AND Non-Profit Organizations.  Reminder to art, music and food lovers: Mark this date on your calendar now!  Bring friends. Bring family!  






At Plaza Down Under

On The Riverwalk

Love 94 Smooth Jazz presents the George Tandy Band featuring a blend of smooth jazz, R & B, classic dance hits and more.

Saturday, MAY 30th

3 – 8 pm


Jupiter, FL



Artists, Fine Crafters, Vendors Welcome

Artists, Fine Crafters, Vendors Welcome





Call to Artists!


Local vendors who sell original art, photography, jewelry, sculpture and garden art can apply online at A 10’ x 10’ booth space is only $35, free for non-profit groups. No exhibit tent is necessary, as most of the event space is in the shade of the bridge during the event. Some electricity is available. Vendors are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, but only vendors selling items that fit with the event theme will be accepted. No food trucks – we don’t have space for large food trucks at this event.



Enjoy the live music, jazz, food and atmosphere!

Enjoy the live music, jazz, food and atmosphere!


 Beer and wine will be available for purchase.



Walk Along Riverwalk Plaza

Walk Along Riverwalk Plaza


Coolers and dogs are permitted. Free admission, and free parking is available in the parking garage to the south of Indiantown Road bridge. There is also 2 hours of free parking in the Harbourside Place garage, $1.50/hour after that.



Live Jazz!

Live Jazz!famil


Love 94 Smooth Jazz presents the George Tandy Band featuring a blend of smooth jazz, R & B, classic dance hits and more.

Live music will be on tap from 3-8pm.

Sit and enjoy the views, the music and the food!

The Riverwalk is a great place to spend the day.

Local artists will be selling unique and handcrafted items.


Bring the family!

Bring the family!


Visit the webpage:


Call  561-741-2400 for more information

If you are interested in b wing a sponsor for this event, contact Jennifer Chapaaro at  or     561-741-2365   cell: 561.315.0243   fax: 561.745.4244





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