Holiday Reception Features “Art With Heart” At Artisans On The Ave, Friday December 21. Free Event, Raffle And Refreshments

Join in the Holiday Celebration at Artisans On The Ave, Friday, December 21st and enjoy “Art With Heart” from over 40 artists.  This free event is open to the public and features hand made decorative and functional gifts for all budgets.  Enjoy the refreshments, win a free raffle, and meet the artists! Get your gift list in order, swing by the gallery and shop for Art with Heart. The gift of a one-of-a-kind work of art will be a reminder of the thoughtful person who gave it!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.   Please note the new website address for Artisans On The Ave!

 

 

A R T I S A N S    ON   T H E   A V E N U E

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL  33460

561-762-8162      http://theartisansontheave.com

 

HOLIDAY     RECEPTION

Features “Art with Heart”

Friday, December 21st

6 –  9   pm

Free and open to the public

 

Tis the season for heartfelt wishes and thoughtful gifts. At Artisans on the Ave gallery, they fill the shelves with handcrafted items from 40 local artisans and each artist brings unique talent and creativity to their craft. The gallery has an eclectic collection of artwork to spruce up your home, to use in your every day life, to accessorize your wardrobe or to just simply please the eye. Whether you have a budget fit for a palace or only want a trinket or two, they have something for everyone. Select from pottery, jewelry, woodwork, glass art, ceramics, fiber art, metal sculpture, paintings, basketry, photography, paper and mixed media.

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate this time of year, you’ll find the gallery stocked with ornaments, gifts under $35 and holiday-themed items. On Friday, December 21 from 6-9 pm, the gallery is having a free reception that is open to the public. There will be refreshments, a $10 & Under gift table and plenty of artists to chat with. Plus, enter their holiday raffle to win a piece of locally created art!

 

 

So get your gift list in order, swing by the gallery and shop for art with heart. When you give the gift of art from Artisans on the Ave, you’ll be supporting a professional local artist and your gift-giving ability will surely be noticed. Plus, the one-of-a-kind work of art will certainly be a reminder of the thoughtful person who gave it.

For more details about this event or how to become part of this gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162

theartisansontheave.com

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Date Correction: Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor Announces Katie Gianni, Guest Artist for October. Everyone Is Invited To Opening Reception Thursday, October 4th

Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor announces Katie Gianni, as their Guest Artist for October. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 4th.  Her artwork will be on view through October 31st.  Katie’s eye-catching, ornate artwork is created using various types of ink and acrylics on textured paper. Each is adorned with metallic gold, silver or copper ink in intricate patterns.  Her work was featured at the A.E. Backus Museum’s Best of the best 2017, which is quite an accomplishment for an emerging artist!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to wall art, browse the hand made furniture, home accessories, and the wine bar!

 

 

 

723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com

 

 

 

 

Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor

 

“Tropical Fish” by Katie Gianni

MEET   KATIE  GIANNI

 

Opening Reception:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th

5 – 7 PM  

Exhibit runs through October 31st

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTIST:

 

Katie Gianni

 

 

 

Katie Gianni tells The Rickie Report, ” I developed a passion for ink and printing while studying lithography and wood block in college. I graduated from Stockton University of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts and Printmaking. After moving to the Treasure Coast in 2015, I found myself without a printing press and in an artistic rut. I began painting with India ink to mimic linocut prints, and incorporated metallics to embellish the subjects shape and details such as feathers, scales, feet and facial features.

 

 

“The Hand That Feeds” by Katie Gianni

 

 

Katie is an emerging artist residing in Port Saint Lucie, FL. Her eye-catching, ornate artworks are created using a multitude of inks and acrylics on textured paper. Inspired by aboriginal and art nouveau styles, each painting is adorned with metallic gold, copper and/or silver ink, with intricate patterns in white ink. Her work focuses on local and exotic wildlife – including birds, reptiles, insects, fish and other ocean-dwellers; however, other subjects include furniture/home decor items, abstract portraits and repeat patterns. 

 

 

“Spoonbill In Marsh” by Katie Gianni

 

Last year, Katie was thrilled to have her painting, “Sandhill Cranes in Moonlight”, featured in the A.E. Backus Museum’s Best of the Best 2017 show in Fort Pierce, Florida. Her artwork will be showing at Kling Gallery Wine & Décor from October 3 – 31.  For more information on Katie Gianni, visit her website at:   www.katiegianniart.com.

 

“Whale In A Seascape Egg” by Katie Gianni

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza   Stuart, FL34994

772-678-6949

www.klinggallerystuart.com

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Become An Art Advocate With Whitespace At Art Wynwood February 15 – 19th. Be Unique! Wear Unique!

The scene at Art Wynwood is all about the art!  Join Whitespace Collection at Art Wynwood from February 15th through 19th at Herold Plaza. Become an art advocate.  Partial proceeds will benefit the Perry Cohen Foundation.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

561.842.4131

 

 

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13th Annual Coral Springs Festival Of Arts and Crafts Returns March 18 – 19

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place March 18 – 19 during the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. This Howard Alan produced Festival also includes a separate Craft Festival with a full Green Market as well as live cultural entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th Annual

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19

 

10 am to 5 pm

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive, FL 33065

Free and open to the public

 

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, and American Craft Endeavors, the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts 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. Visitors will have the chance to meet with the artists and artisans and discover the process and inspiration behind each handmade piece. Family friendly, the outdoor event also welcomes friendly pets on leashes.

 

 

 

Debra Baraoidan’s mixed-media mosaic “Barnacle Turtles”

 

 

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 and artisans from 30 different states
• 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
• Pets on leashes welcome
• Free parking and live entertainment

 

Antwan Ramar’s “Glistening River”


 

 

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; Sarasota, 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 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 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts and other Howard Alan Events art shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Southern Handcraft Society Of Delray Beach Presents 24th Juried Craft Show Nov. 17-19

The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter of Delray Beach, will host its 24th Annual  juried art and craft show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday, at the Fieldhouse (formerly the Vintage Gymnasium), in Old School Square.  Stop by on November 17, 18 or 19th to shop for family heirlooms-to-be for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas – or just for yourself! All items are hand-made right here and are one-of-a-kind works of art. Free Admission. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. We urge you to stop by… Come and prepare to be amazed!

 

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Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter  

 Delray Beach, FL

 

Invites you to:

 

24th Annual Juried Art and Craft show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016 – 9 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 18, 2016 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016 – 9 am to 2 pm

 

 

 

Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

FREE ADMISSION

 

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Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach is over 20 years old. We have over 60 members consisting of local artists and crafts people and are welcoming to newcomers. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center at Veterans Park at 7 pm. We hope you will stop by!

 

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All items are hand made right here in Florida and are one-of-a-kind works of art.

 

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We have gift and holiday items including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas…along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.

 

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We also feature food and candy items along with spectacular raffle baskets.

 

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Come see us and prepare to be amazed at our local talent.

 

 

 

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“We are a group of extremely talented and crafty people who create paintings, cards, journals, jewelry, knitted items, dolls, stuffed animals, quilts, etc. We’re friendly! We’re very funny and we always welcome new members”, they tell The Rickie Report.

 

Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and artisans. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at mhincken@gmail.com.

 

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The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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561-537-0291

Griffin Gallery Announces Move To New Location In Boca Raton And Special Sale

Griffin Gallery has moved to a stunning new location, three miles north of the Boca Raton Museum of Art on Yamato Road on the west side of Federal Highway! You are invited to browse the splendid works of art including magnificent ancient artifacts, contemporary, fine, and tribal art. In addition they have beautiful antiques from centuries past to enhance your home or office. To celebrate, Griffin Gallery is offering price reductions up to 20% on most pieces over $1,000.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of the new exhibit.  Stay tuned for news of the Gallery’s upcoming Grand Opening Gala.

 

 

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Griffin Gallery

NEW LOCATION:
5501 N. Federal Hwy., #4
Boca Raton, FL 33487
561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855
www.griffingallery.net   griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to contemporary and fine works of art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

Griffin Gallery
5501 N. Federal Hwy., #4
Boca Raton, FL 33487
561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855
www.griffingallery.net
griffingallery18@yahoo.com

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Brings Original Fine Art, Unique Functional Art And Handmade Affordable Gifts

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 6 – 7, 2016, will highlight original fine art, unique functional art and handmade affordable gift items.  Enjoy the live music and food plus a separate crafts section and Green Market.  Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 150 artists from the United States. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of three artists:Mike Chamberlain (Metal Art), Monika Fairchild (Jewelry) and Brenda Flynn (Paper/Mixed media).   Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site will be provided. Admission to the event & Parking are Free.  The official Festival Poster featuring artist Carol Kepp will be sold during the art show.

 

 

 

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15th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

 

 

February 6 – 7, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

 

 

 

 

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Free shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 6-7, 2016, enjoy the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork, unique crafts and affordable gift items on Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m  The Festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Mike Chamberlain – Metal Art
http://www.chamberlinmetalart.com/

 

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

Mike shares with The Rickie Report, “These aluminum panels are part of an ongoing experiment that started about ten years ago at my sign shop, Vital Signs, in Verona, Wisconsin. I use a lot of aluminum on signs I build at the shop. I started scratching and grinding the aluminum to help the aluminum elements on the sign stand out and be more visible. With all of the scrap aluminum I had laying around the shop, I started thinking that I could make some wall art out of the aluminum.

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

 

By scratching the surface of the aluminum the light reflects off the surface from different angles creating amazing holographic effects of depth and space on a two dimensional object. These pieces are scratched with an array of different tools I use around the shop. The colored pieces are painted with a translucent tint that I mix into an automotive clear coat. These colors can be intermixed to create millions of different colors. Once dried, they are color-sanded and buffed to a high gloss. These pieces need light to bring out their depth and holographic appearance; with that, they begin to change and start to look different if the light is adjusted from bright to dull.  When looking at these pieces from different angles and with different light intensity, their appearance will begin to change right before the viewer’s eyes”.

 

 

 

 

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce this popular event will feature 150 local and national artists as well as the finest crafters in the country with a wide array of artistic media. This show will have two separate sections appealing to art enthusiasts and collectors looking to add to their collections as well as festival patrons shopping for affordable crafts and unique gift items. The Fine Arts portion of the event will be located on the North side of the street starting at Bridge Road and Dixie Highway, followed by the crafts section and green market.

 

Monika Fairchild – Jewelry
http://www.monikafairchild.com/

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

Monika Shares, “I am the sole creator of each one of my jewelry designs. The process usually begins by laying out many colorful stones and rare fossils. I move them around until the shapes; colors and textures take on a life of their own, becoming much more as a union than separate elements. The next step is sketching my design idea on paper, adding graceful lines that support the relationship of all pieces. Then each stone gets its own custom bezel made, either out of sterling silver or 14 kt gold bezel wire, which I cut and solder closed and attach onto a flat piece of sterling silver sheet. The thickness of the base varies according to the purpose of the piece of jewelry. For example: earrings are made of lighter gauge, and pendants heavier”.

 

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

 

 

“I cut shapes out of silver and gold using a hand saw and bend or texture them, mostly with small hand tools like pliers and hammers. Once all elements are attached together through the process of soldering, the job of polishing begins. It is a long, labor intensive and unpleasant process, and it is what differentiates quality work. I use a buffing machine, holding the piece in my hands and pressing against the extremely fast spinning cloth wheel, feeding it with polishing compound every few seconds. Even though I wear a face mask and finger guards and have an exhaust fan, I am still covered with black dirt at the end of the polishing process. The last step is to carefully set the stones in place using a bezel pusher and burnisher. My favorite part of jewelry making process is to see how great my creation looks on the person that has fallen in love with it and the joy it brings to them”.

 

 

 

Brenda Flynn – Paper/Mixed Media
http://www.free-range-art.com/

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn

 

 

Brenda explains, “I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I’m totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long. I am convinced sea water courses through my veins. I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing both traditional tile and paper mosaics. I also have my work in a few galleries up and down the East Coast”.

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn 

 

 

“I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sun magazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities. I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2011, and the van – which is a continuing labor of love”!

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival

 

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Carol Kepp and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Carol will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest which will once again be organized by The Women’s Club.   

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

 

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

 

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 Fesitval (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), 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. 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.

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/hobe-sound-festival-arts/artist

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For additional information on the 15th 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.

 

 

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

New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach December 26 & 27

The 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival takes place on December 26 – 27, 2015.  Featuring 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. and their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. Walk along this outdoor marketplace at the intersection of 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. This event is FREE to the public and a portion of proceeds will Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and introduce you to three of the exhibitors: Simon Cherkasski (mixed media sculpture), Mel Hamrick (wood) and Inna Schoeler (wearable fiber art).

 

 

 

 

9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach

New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival

 

 

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December 26 – 27, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(North and south of Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of NE & SE 4th Avenues)

Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Affordable Crafts – Functional Art – Unique Gift Items – Live Music

Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy

Free and open to the public!

 

 

 

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“Gray Goose” by Simon Cherkasski

http://www.cherkasski.com/?portfolio=about-s-cherkasski

Simon Cherasski creates artistry in numerous media, including  copper sculpture, monochromatic acrylics, felt collages plus rock and steel, as seen here.

 

 

 

 

On December 26 and 27, 2015, the 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival takes place. It features 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. and their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. The event takes place at  the intersection of 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Nature’s Way” by  Mel Hamrick

http://www.reminiscinginwood.biz

 

Mel is a Fretwork and Mixed Media Artist who creates wooden portraits on a scroll saw by hand. All  designs are her own original creations. She adds other elements to her work such as inlaid stained glass, acrylic painted backgrounds, and pyrography classifying some pieces as Mixed Media as well.

 

 

The Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival, December 26 – 27, is American Craft Endeavor’s final show of the year in South Florida. Eclectic displays of handmade crafts, functional art, and unique gift items will line N.E. & S.E. 4th Avenues, just north and south of Atlantic Boulevard, in Downtown Delray Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Solar Flare” by Inna Schoeler

 http://www.foxxychique.com/about.html

Inna creates unique handmade luxury knitwear and accessories. Her innovative approach updates the traditional techniques of knitting, crochet and weaving, while blending the finest yarns together to create distinctive twenty-first century clothing.

 

 

 

Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the work of the finest skilled crafters in the country. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and will range from as little as $3 to $3,000.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

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“Symphony” by Simon Cherkasski

http://www.cherkasski.com/?portfolio=about-s-cherkasski

American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events produce many art and craft festivals in Downtown Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts which takes place in January as well as the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in addition to many craft shows at various locations around town.

 

 

 

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“Predator”  by Mel Hamrick

http://www.reminiscinginwood.biz/?page_id=15

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

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

 

 

 

 

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“Aquarius” by  Inna Schoeler

http://www.foxxychique.com/about.html

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 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend 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