Update Re: Rare Artist Ceramic Studio And Jewelry Sale At Armory Art Center On Saturday, March 14. Free And Open To The Public

On March 14, the Armory Art Center will open the Ceramics Studio to host a rare artist Sale for extended hours. This is a rare opportunity to see and purchase some of the best works produced at the Center and to meet the artists who created them! This sale includes seasoned craftsmanship and work not usually available to the public.  The Main Art Gallery will also be open.  The public is invited to attend this free event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Stop by and bring a piece or two home!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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SATURDAY,   MARCH 14, 2020

10 AM – 4 PM

Free Admission    Free Parking

 

 

“Flower Dreams” by Jodi Luby

 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

 

 

 

Ceramic bowl by Pamela Humphrey

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

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

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irene Jalowayski And Rickie Leiter Are Featured Artists At Special Holiday Boutique At Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach On Sunday, December 15

A special Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Holiday Sale will be held on Sunday, December 15 at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, Fl.  It is worth the trip to The Craft Gallery to meet inspired artisans, Irene Jalowayski and Rickie Leiter and see their incredible works of art, which make perfect holiday gifts. Light refreshments will be served and plenty of free parking is available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The gallery is located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

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Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Sale

 

 Irene Jalowayski  &  Rickie Leiter

 

 Sunday, December 15  

11 am – 4 pm  

 

 

Free admission and Free Parking

 

 

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  

There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

So that bracelet you are wearing can trace its origins to some Neanderthal roaming the forest. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? It makes sense when you realize the origination of jewelry spans many thousands of years. Jewelry is one of the oldest archeological artifacts – shell beads from the Neanderthal area around 115,000 years ago were some of the earliest discoveries. Throughout history, jewelry has been a universal form of adornment – to show status or rank, as a recognition of affiliation (religious, political) and as a symbol of personal meaning (love, mourning, luck). Thanks to the ingenuity of the Greeks adding gemstones to gold in 1600 BC, jewelry has evolved into a stunning form of art. Fast forward to today, and there is an endless variety of jewelry adorning our bodies, our fashion, our homes. Two local artisans who have embraced this art form are being featured in the upcoming event,Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter,publisher of – you guessed it – The Rickie Report, will be showcasing some of her beautiful jewelry at this event. Most of her pieces incorporate a variety of gemstones, many with a central, unusual focal piece to complement the stones. Her one-of-a-kind pieces have been sold in museum shops, local galleries and wearable art boutiques. It’s no surprise that Rickie landed squarely in the middle of South Florida’s local art scene. Raised in a decidedly creative household with an affinity for community activism and an appreciation of nature, she has explored many avenues during her artistic journey. From art consultant and board member of an international organization to special needs advocate and online publisher, Rickie’s creativity shines in her art.

 

Irene Jalowayski, an accomplished glass artist in Palm Beach County, will thrill you with her exquisite jewelry using glass and metals. Working in fused glass, cast glass and mixed media, Irene has an incredible eye for color and style. Her use of dichroic glass adds even more color explosion to her pieces. In addition to her unique jewelry designs, you’ll see her creative style emerge in her glass pieces – sculptures, vases, platters, Judaica, candlesticks and so much more. Always an art lover and collector, Irene started “playing” in fused glass 15 years ago, studying with master glass artists in the area. What started as a hobby has evolved into a passion, and it shows! The winner of numerous awards, her work has been seen in galleries, art shows and exhibitions around South Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Call 561-762-8162

or email potteryme@aol.com

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162     TheCraftGallery.net

 

The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.

 

 

So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –TheCraftGallery.net.

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

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

Behind The Scenes With The Southern Handcraft Society: An Interview With Pam Warren

The Southern Handcraft Society (SHS) has five extremely active groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The Rickie Report asked Caren Hackman to investigate the history and current status of SHS.  We include her interview with Pam Warren, President of the Delray Beach Pineapple Grove Chapter and photos.  SHS is a wonderful arts organization to get involved with, be it the camaraderie, learning new techniques, or being able to sell your creations. SHS presents high quality crafted items, which often become family heirlooms, to be passed to the next generation.  Anyone interested in preserving, enriching, and trying creative crafts is welcome to attend a monthly meeting to see if this is the organization for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes 

Southern Handcraft Society With Caren Hackman:

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  Tell our readers how SHS came into being.

PW:

The Southern Handcraft Society was founded in January of 1985.  The founder, Laura Kluvo (also known as Laura “glue gun” Kluvo)* had envisioned fellow-minded crafters who would be educated through preserving and enriching creative crafts. Currently there are five groups in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, totaling about 190 members who meet once a month each. 

 

Rustic board and two examples of the fairy doors designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

TRR:  How did you get involved in crafting, and in particular with the Southern Handcraft Society?

 

 

PW:

Ever since I was a little kid I have enjoyed making things.  I would make paper dolls and their clothes as a gift for my younger sister.  Then, in Girl Scouts, my favorite badge to earn was “the dabbler”.  It included sewing, painting, gluing and miscellaneous other “skills”. As an adult, crafting primarily involved sewing.  I took a class at a quilt shop called “shadow quilting”.  The teacher was Laura Kluvo and she asked me to join a group of ladies she was organizing into a crafting “club”. This was 1985 and the beginning of the Southern Handcraft Society (SHS).

 

 

A woman who organized large craft shows contacted Laura. The woman needed help to run the shows. The first show was held in a model home in the newly developed Woodfield Hunt Club division in Boca Raton. We all had things (mostly Christmas ornaments) for sale in the show.  Within a couple of years that group of thirteen ladies had grown and totally assumed the running of the craft show. As it happened, I was the first chairman of our own show and by then we had moved the show to Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton.

 

 

Somewhere along the way I took a painting class and was totally hooked on painting. I have had a wonderful time learning and then sharing what I learned by teaching classes.  I made it a point that as each of my two grandchildren turn three years old, I would start teaching them to paint with me. This is a part of what S.H.S. is about…we want to enhance our various fields of crafts and our enthusiasm to be creative with others.

 

 

S.H.S. has grown to five chapters in the Broward and Palm Beach County areas.  Each of our chapters produces at least one large craft show annually; some have more than one show a year.  Chapter members, as well as outside artists are juried into the shows.  We are intent on presenting high quality crafted items.  Each chapter, through the shows, creates the opportunity for us to sell our crafts.  We, also enjoy social times and learning experiences at our meetings and at an annual retreat.

 

 

Witch doll and owl pot holders made by Judy Jensen; Ghosts on small gourds, designed and painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

TRR:  Can you tell us some stories from the early days with SHS?

Pam:

 

At the  first show SHS put on, so many of the ornaments sold that member Maureen Hitch and I sat on the floor in the inventory room  making more ornaments as quickly as we could in order to keep up with the demand!

 

Delray’s Pineapple Grove, the Delray chapter, took road trips during which members would work on crafts together. About 20-25 women went on one of our early trips to a hotel in Daytona Beach. The hotel welcomed the crafters and set up tables in the lobby for them. All of the SHS members plugged in their glue guns and began to work on projects. Apparently we over-taxed the electrical system in the hotel and all of the lights went out….but the hotel took this in stride and asked us  to stagger our use of the glue guns.

 

 

 

TRR:  Do you keep up with current style trends to keep your craft items relevant to today’s home décor?

Pam:

 

Yes! As styles change, the Southern Handcraft Society keeps up with the popularity of interior and collectable trends.

 

Paintings of lighthouses and an orchid on wine bottles painted by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

Caren: What is trending now? 

Pam:

Items that are utilitarian. No dust collectors. People don’t want to just purchase items to decorate their home. They are looking for unique utilitarian items such as piggy banks, decorative plates…items that are practical and unique. I enjoy taking classes from other crafters to discover new creative ideas. The fun of it is hunting for new surfaces to convert to “something else.”

 

 

Many people can’t get to the beach, but like to bring the “beachy” feeling into their home. SHS keeps track of color trends. The paint company, Deco-Art Americana, offers one and two minute demonstrations of the newest trending colors being used.  

 

 

*Laura K taught a certain technique of quilting, but earned her name “glue gun” while showing how to put together ornaments. A touch of glue here, a touch of glue there and voila, the perfect ornament. She took great joy in spreading her love of crafts and hoped to share it with everyone.

 

Unfortunately, crafts “manufactured” in China are making inroads into the handcrafter work so the group makes an effort to stay one step ahead.

 

 

 

 

Nautical Santa with tree and shells created by Pam Warren

 

 

 

 

 

Caren: What sort of craft items are you currently working on?

Pam:

I pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – wood, metal, glass and fabric. I have tried to paint on plastic, but am not happy with the current paints and how they bond to the plastic surfaces. There is such a broad spectrum of plastic compositions and not all paints work with all plastics. I’m working on items for holiday craft shows. I’m not sure how many people realize that Christmas preparation begins in April for items that sell in October and November!

 

 

Currently, I enjoy painting cigar boxes, lighthouses on wine bottles, fan blades that are painted like giraffes. I have also had a great response to decorative table-top containers that I make by painting small discarded drawers and adding feet.

 

I’ve had a great response to my painted wooden bowls. I like to add a few tiny bugs painted on the inside.  Flamingoes, nautical and beach themed items are all popular. Pam painted a 24” high Santa dressed in a rain slicker with a lobster coming out of a pocket, red crab on shoulder, holding a small X-mas tree decorated with seashells.

 

 

 

 

  Two snowmen on candlesticks crated by Judy Jensen and a Santa painted by Pam Warren

 

 

For more information about SHS activities and membership contact:

 

 

Pam Warren: pjrawarren@msn.com

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

 

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.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

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School Of Art Holds Ceramic Sale On Saturday, April 13, Includes Free Demos

The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art holds its Ceramic Sale on Saturday, April, 13.  In addition to selling functional and decorative creations, the public can enjoy free wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What a great time to buy some gifts for yourself or others! This event is open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse   ArtCenter   School   of   Art

 

 

Presents:

 

 

 

C  E  R  A  M  I  C         S  A  L  E   !!!!

Saturday, April 13

10 am – 4 pm

Enjoy free demonstrations of wheel throwing and hand building 

Free admission and parking

 

395 Seabrook Road   Tequesta, FL  33469

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Creators!

 

Check out what our ceramic artists have to offer:

 

 

 

 

Get yourself or a loved one functional pottery or small sculpture 

 

 

 

Enjoy wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations happening throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm     Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm       Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

www.LighthouseArts.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

 

Stunning Creations Along The Seaside Are Showcased At 31st Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Artfest By The Sea In Juno Beach March 9 & 10

One of the longest-running artistic affairs in North County returns to A1A in Juno Beach for the 31st Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Artfest By The Sea.  Featuring Over 300 artists and artisans from over 30 states, this free, outdoor, juried festival takes place on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.  Co-produced by  the nation’s top outdoor art festival producer, Howard Alan Events and the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, thousands of creative creations will line the oceanfront road.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31st Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center ArtFest by the Sea

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

Artwork by Bob Ferraro

 

 

 

Alternate A1A, Juno Beach

Navigational Address:  14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Free parking and shuttles are available at the FPL Lot at 700 Universe Blvd, Juno Beach (just off of US 1).

Free and open to the public

 

This all-ages, pet-friendly event includes a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art along with a green market featuring live plants, delicious edibles, music, handmade soaps and more. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, ArtFest by the Sea also offers the opportunity to meet the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. 

 

 

Leslie Young and Mike brown from Daytona Beach, FL Create Wooden Chamber Nautilis

 

 

 EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art festival showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original artwork handmade in the U.S.A.

  • More than 300 artists from over 30 different states 

  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000 

  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 

  • All artists on site for duration of festival

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

  • Friendly pets on leashes are welcome.

  • Green market featuring live plants, handmade soaps, delicious edibles and more. 

 

 

Printmaker Mike Williams Celebrates Florida with a Nostalgic Poster

 

This year, HAE is working with the Chamber to increase sustainability across all areas of the show, including with each participating artist. 

 

 

Mixed Media by Vinsant

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                

Howard Alan Events, a 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, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year. 

About the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce:

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce serves 10 municipalities – Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Park, Mangonia Park, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Riviera Beach and Tequesta – that together are Palm Beach North. The Chamber is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida, fostering a partnership of private, public, education and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. 

For additional information on the 31st Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center ArtFest by the Sea 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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

World Class Art Festival Returns To Downtown Stuart February 23 & 24. Over 200 Local And National Artists Will Participate In Free Event

For nearly 3 decades, the 29th Annual Downtown Stuart Festival has transformed beautiful Osceola Street into an outdoor gallery stroll.  This popular free event features over 200 local and national artists on February 23 & 24.  Proceeds from the Art Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street program.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

29th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

Saturday, February 23 & Sunday, February 24  

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

26 SW Osceola St.    Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

 

 

Stunning, original hand-made jewelry by Judy Goskey

 

 

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more. The 200 artists are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. Parking is free and pets on leashes are always welcomed. 

 

 

Brazilian painter Marcos Hollanda’s depiction of the Great White Way reveals the hustle and bustle of NYC’s famous area.

 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Downtown Stuart Art Festival 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. 

 

CO digital artist Frank Baer uses long-exposure technique to capture lights from amusement parks, shopping districts, and cities reflected on water, creating entirely new and exciting modern art.

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

 

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original handmade artwork

  • More than 200 artists 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

  • Free parking and pets on leashes welcome

  • Benefits the Stuart Main Street program

 

Palm Coast potter CC Lee creates hand-thrown, practical clay creations.

 

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 more than 30 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. 

For additional information on the Downtown Stuart Art Festival 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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

250+ National Artists And Artisans Featured At 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival Of Arts February 2 & 3 Plus Interactive Kids Zone Presented By Boys & Girls Club Of Martin County. Dan Mackin Unveils Commemorative Festival Poster

The 18 Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 2 & 3 will feature over 250+ nationally acclaimed artists and artisans plus an Interactive Kids Zone presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County, sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities.  This is truly a family friendly event!  Free parking and admission. Meet Hobe Sound artist, Dan Mackin, one of only 30 Disney registered artists and see his Commemorative poster for this event. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday and Sunday,  February 2 – 3

10 am – 5 pm   Both days

200+ National Artists and Craft Artisans

Interactive  Kids  Zone

 

 

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 

Free parking and trolley service to the show:

The Pine School, 12350 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

Pets on leash are welcome

 

 

 

Commemorative Poster, “Bending The Rules” by Dan Mackin

 

Hobe Sound’s very own artist Dan Mackin has created a unique, original painting, “Bending the Rules” for the Festival of the Arts’ annual, commemorative poster.  Mackin is one of only 30 artists to be Disney registered. His original work was part of a limited surfboard collection offered by Disney. He has also collaborated with Brian Wilson, original founding member of The Beach Boys, to create paintings based upon Wilson’s song narratives. Mackin has designed original surfboard art for major shapers including Quicksilver; his works hang throughout the Hawaiian Islands; and he has won the Outstanding Visual Arts award for Martin County in 2015.

 

AL jewelry designer Jason Stoddard hand-set this opal in matrix, Ceylon sapphire, and Ammonite fossil wrapped in a mixture of gold and silver.

 

 

Hobe Sound will once again welcome the nation’s top artists and skilled craft artisans during the 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 2 – 3. The free, outdoor happening features hundreds of gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining Dixie Highway from Bridge Road to Venus Street. Comprised of both a fully juried art fair and a vetted craft fair, the popular event hosts more than 250 artists and craft artisans on site each day from 10 am to 5 pm. New this year, the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County is adding a Kids Zone to the Festival. Sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities, the zone will include interactive games, bounce house, dance-off and maker activities from Home Depot.

 

 

 

Stunning glasswork from Palm Beach Garden artisan Joseph Fradis

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists Vetted, affordable craft items

  • Original handmade artwork

  • More than 200 artists and craft artisans from 30 different states

  • Artists and crafters 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 trolley available at Pine School 12350 SE Federal Highway

  • Friendly, well-behaved pets on leashes welcome

 

SC metal artist Nathan McMannus brings his hand-cut, ocean-inspired creations to the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

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.

 

 

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 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 18th 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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Art Fest On The Green 2019 Celebrates Creativity And Excellence With 55 Nationally Acclaimed Fine Artists On January 26 & 27 At Wellington Amphitheater.

The Wellington Art Society presents its 13th Annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27.  The Free event brings 55 fine artists together, selling original artwork across multiple mediums including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and photography. There will be artist demos, live music, and a Children’s Art Activity Area.  WAS provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green 2019

 

 

 

13th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

 

Saturday, January 26, 2019   9 am  – 5 pm

Sunday, January 27, 2019     10 am  – 4 pm

 

Painting

Sculpture

Ceramics

Jewelry

Mixed Media

Photography

and More!

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL

Wellington Amphitheater

Artist Demos, Food Trucks, Live Music, Children’s Art Activity Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, January 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, the Wellington Art Society presents Art Fest on the Green, a celebration of creativity and artistic excellence bringing art and community together in a beautiful outdoor setting.  The juried fine art and fine craft show will feature artists from around the country showing original artwork across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography and more. Many artists will be working on site.

 

Tim Carter:  Wood turned Maple burl Vase, natural edge , blue dye

 

 

 

 

The 55 fine artists participating in the festival were selected for their creativity, mastery of technique, and level of excellence. Awards for Excellence will be presented to Artists for Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable Mentions.

 

Juan Carlos Cahue:  Jewelry  Sterling Silver, Larimar stone, freshwater pearl, oilite

 

 

Art Fest on the Green gives visitors an opportunity to interact with the artists, learn more about their creative process, different mediums and techniques, and hear about the artists inspiration and accomplishments. Face to face contact with the artists in a beautiful setting adds to the wonderful lifetime experience of owning artwork and creates an extra dimension to the artwork.

 

Children of all ages will have fun creating their own original work of art to take home at the “Young at Art” Children’s Art Activity Area.  Live acoustic music will be performed by popular Professional local and regional musicians during Show hours. Food Trucks will be on site offering a variety of delicious food.

 

 

Mona Snell:  “Riding Out”, Oil Painting

 

 

 

Art Fest Director, Leslie Pfeiffer and WAS Volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors as they navigate through the fine art selection by professional and emerging artists from across the country displaying their original artwork as well as the Children’s Art Activity Area where art can be created, shared, and taken home. With a wide variety of original art for sale there is something for everyone in the Show. It is a fantastic opportunity to support the arts, take home original works of art, and have a great story to share about the artists and their work.

 

 

Anne Warren, “Luna, Lost Girl”  Mixed Media

 

 

 

 

Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.  Support from Community Partners and Sponsors helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to every year. Proceeds from Art Fest on theGreen help fund the Wellington Art Society’s long-standing Scholarship Program and other Art Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society, a 501 c 3 charitable organization, has over 100 members – artists and art enthusiasts. W.A.S. provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art.

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

For more information please contact:
Leslie Pfeiffer  mysticway1@bellsouth.net  561-632-3677 Carolina King  cbk21@hotmail.com   561-248-6737

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Boca Fest Returns for 32nd Year with New “Live Well Be Well Tour” At Town Center Mall January 12 – 13

The longest-running Howard Alan Event welcomes more than 175 artists to the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton on January 12-13. This free, outdoor juried event includes nationally recognized and emerging artists from around the country. Featuring high-end sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, ceramics, and more, Boca Fest has remained one of the most popular events in the area.  This year, a new component, the Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™, offers a “festival within a festival”. There will be dedicated booths offering information and demonstrations on current health and medical practices, sustainable energy alternatives, organic foods, homeopathic treatments, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and other vendors providing tools for healthy living.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Alan Events

Launches  “Live Well Be Well Tour”

Presented by FPL SolarNow™

at

 

 

32nd Annual Boca Fest 

Saturday & Sunday, January 12 – 13

10 am – 5 pm   

6000 Glades Road, behind the Town Center Mall, Boca Raton, FL 33431 

 Free and open to the public 

 

 

 

Drawing by Aaron Reed

 

 

 

 

Presented by the nation’s largest art festival producer, Howard Alan Events (HAE), the pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The 32nd Annual Boca Fest also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. The next HAE festival takes place January 19 – 20 with the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts which features nearly 300 artists arranged, gallery-style along Atlantic Avenue.  

 

handblown Glass by Ronnie Hughes

 

 

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance: 

 

  • Juried outdoor showcase 
  • Original Art Handmade in America 
  • 175+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States 
  • Prices set to suit all budgets 
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival 
  • Pet friendly (leashed pets) 
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media 
  • Featuring Live Well Be Well Tour Presented by FPL SolarNow™. 

 

 

 

Pottery by Matthew Smith

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:                

Howard Alan Events, a 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, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.  

 

For additional information on Boca Fest and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.  

 

Boca Fest is located at 6000 Glades Road, behind the Town Center Mall. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts is located on East Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach from US1 to the Ocean. For more information on these, or the nearly 80 other professional Art and Craft shows produced each year, please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.  

 

 

About FPL SolarNow™:

FPL SolarNow™ provides FPL customers with an easy way to help bring more solar into local Florida communities. From solar trees and solar canopies to walkways, these solar arrays provide shade and generate clean, emissions-free energy that flows to the grid and benefits the entire community.   These clean energy arrays seamlessly integrate into the landscape to create a unique space where family and friends can interact and learn more about solar energy. And, depending on their location, they provide additional seating, shade and serve as a convenient charging station.  To learn how you can get involved visit Solarnow.FPL.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

“Hot Stuff” By Ceramic League Of Palm Beaches Starts Off The Season At Artisans On The Ave Gallery In Lake Worth November 30 – December 10

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory will fill the shelves from November 30 through December 10.  The Ceramics League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) presents a Holiday Exhibit and Sale, “HOT STUFF”.  The public is invited to the free, Opening Reception on Friday, November 30.  Browse, buy and be amazed at what has come out of the kilns!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERAMIC  LEAGUE  OF  THE  PALM  BEACHES

PRESENTS:

“HOT  STUFF! STRAIGHT FROM  THE  KILN”

 

Opening  Reception:

Friday, November 30 • 6:00-9:00 pm

At Artisans on the Ave Gallery

 

Free and open to the public

Refreshments served

 

 

 

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory will fill the shelves at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in downtown Lake Worth from November 30th through December 10th. The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) presents its holiday exhibition and sale – “HOT STUFF” Featuring a variety of CLPB members, this juried show will showcase many current Artisans artists – Nancy Bernardeau, Bonnie Bruner, Joan Carew, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Gail Erickson, Victoria Rose Martin, Betty Wilson and Cynthia Zmetronak – along with 12 other artists who are not gallery regulars.

 

 

Fresh out of the kiln, you will see items ranging from functional bowls, pots and vases to amazingly creative creatures (representing the human, animal and fantasy worlds). These artists are masters at their craft and you are sure to be dazzled by what you see! So get yourself some winter heat and join the artists at Artisans on the Ave Gallery for some really Hot Stuff!

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery and sculpture in all its glory adorns the gallery from November 30 through December 10. Meet artists from the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at the gallery on opening night. This juried exhibition features familiar gallery regulars and many other talented artisans. Public invited, free refreshments.

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

 

Gallery Hours: 

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

 

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our Gallery, you’ll be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the Gallery features.

Visit this opening night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
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