17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Features 250+ Artists To Line Dixie Highway February 3 -4, 2018

Hobe Sound will welcome the nation’s top artists and skilled artisans for the 17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 3 and 4th.  The free outdoor exhibit features hundreds of gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining Dixie Highway.  This juried art fair and vetted craft fair brings over 250 artists for the weekend event.  Hobe Sound’s very own watercolor award winning artist, Amber M. Moran has created a unique and original painting for the annual Commemorative Poster.  This event is presented by the Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and produced by Howard Alan Events.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday, February 3rd

&

Sunday, February 4th

 

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

 

11954 SE Dixie Highway  Hobe Sound, FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 Josh Fradis’ Handblown Glass Undersea Creatures

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission

  • Produced by Howard Alan Events

  • Juried outdoor showcase

  • Original Art

  • Handmade in America

  • 250+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States

  • Prices set to suit all budgets

  • All artists are on site for duration of festival

  • Friendly, well-behaved pets on leashes welcome

  • Green Market

  • Free Parking and trolly available at Pine School 12350 SE Federal Highway 

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

 “Ladies” by NYC Artist John Cheng

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.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

Handcrafted earrings by Marilyn Hodges

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Southern Handcraft Society Boca Chapter’s “Holiday Harvest 2017” Changes Location, Offers Affordable Handmade Gifts For All

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society announces a NEW LOCATION for  “HOLIDAY HARVEST 2017”.  The public is invited and it is FREE TO ATTEND.  Shop and meet the artists and artisans who create affordable handmade gifts that are heirloom worthy.  Friday, October 6th, with evening hours and Saturday, October 7th at the Boca Raton Community Center will be filled with gifts for all ages and occasions.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year’s event.

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY
Boca Raton Chapter
Presents

“HOLIDAY HARVEST 2017”

Friday, October 6th – 1:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 7th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

NEW LOCATION!!!

Same great artists – Free admission

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL

(East of I-95 Just North of the corner of Palmetto
Park Rd. and Crawford Blvd).

Free Admission

Free Parking

 

Most vendors will accept cash or check only

 

SHS meets on the first Monday of the month (excluding September and December) at 7PM at Patch Reef Park Community Center, 2000 W.Yamato Rd.( just west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431. Enjoy the yummy desserts and snacks at each meeting as well as show and tell, demonstrations, lectures, “make it and take it”, gift drawings, Pot luck dinners, an annual retreat and much more! COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!

 

 

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

 

“Our purpose is to support and enhance the interests, talents and abilities of our members as well as making new friends. Our goals are to provide educational opportunities, preserve and enrich creative arts, stimulate public awareness of the creative arts and provide group sponsored social activities. Our variety of talent, ladies and crafts are second to none and totally awesome! YOU ARE INVITED”!

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

All the shows are decorated by members and admission is always free. “We craft a variety of handmade quilts, jewelry, soap making, greeting cards and paper gifts, yummy food treats, wood gifts, hand painted ornaments and gifts, home decor and much more! Talent, camaraderie and fun is what makes a great group even better”!

 

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

For more information:

www.shsboca.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Check Out Sales, Activities And Workshops At Port Salerno Mosaics Studio In Downtown Stuart

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio in downtown Stuart sells mosaic art and offers classes.  In addition to the monthly “Intro to Mosaic Workshops”, there is a line up of Visiting Instructors and special events!  Don’t miss Martin Cheek’s “Working with fusions in mosaics” in February ( sign up now)! Port Salerno Mosaic Studio is being featured as the ‘Artists in Residency’ at the Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart for the months of December and January.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What a great gift certificate idea!!!

 

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PORT SALERNO MOSAIC STUDIO

208 West Ocean Blvd. Stuart, Fl

732.804.4715

 

 

 

Diane Concepcion

Asia Booth

Francesco Delorme

 

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 A  FEW  SPACES  STILL OPEN:

FEBRUARY 11& 12, 2017

WORKSHOP WITH:   MARTIN  CHEEK

 

INTERNATIONALLY  KNOWN MOSAIC ARTIST

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with one of the masters in the mosaic community!  Martin Cheek ‘s Workshop,”Working with fusions in mosaics”.  He has been teaching for over 20 years and is the author of several bestselling books. Martin Cheek incorporates his own glass fusions into his mosaic art and will share that process during the 11-12 February workshop at the studio. There are a few spaces still available!  To Register Call Diane: 732 804-4715

 

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Martin Cheek

 

 

About This Workshop:

 

The course will include lots of hands on work creating a mosaic, practical demonstrations, slide show presentations and individual instruction.  Glass cutting, mosaic techniques and design elements will be covered. We’ll work on a 12″x12″ substrate. Students should come prepared with their own image or can choose from a number of images that will be available. Instruction will be provided to incorporate Martin’s original handmade glass fusions.  Fusions will be used in combination with traditional glass (smalti, vitreous glass, millefiori and stained glass.  Class is $385 plus $60 materials ( includes choice of 4oz. of Martin’s fusions, or a mix of fusions, millefiori or small gold leaf).  You may also have martin create a specific one-of-a-kind fusion for your piece. The deadline to make that request is January 1st.

 

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Martin Cheek Workshop

 

 

 

NEW!  

‘ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY’ AT GROUND FLOOR FARM

 

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio is being featured as the ‘Artists in Residency’ at the Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart for the months of December and January. The Ground Floor Farm is a community farm, that promotes all thing community. 

 

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Ground Floor Farm (Image courtesy of Katie Long)

 

 

 

About Ground Floor Farm:

Our aim is to help grow a more dynamic and resilient town through food, art, and fun. We are part (sub)urban farm, part experimental kitchen workshop, part arts and events venue, part banquet hall, part open-source community space. Yes, those are a lot of things for one business to be. We want to nourish Stuart with excellent food, practical and interesting know-how, and enriching cultural and artistic experiences. We want Ground Floor Farm to be as varied, vibrant, and expansive as our beautiful home town. So come; eat, learn, and enjoy. Make this space your own.

 

The Port Salerno Mosaic Studio will be displaying and selling artwork as well as offering a special ‘Stepping Stone’ Workshop on Jan 8th. For more information see the links below.

 

 

 

For more information about Ground Floor Farm:

Wednesday Farm Stand: Wednesdays 3-7 pm at the farm

Stuart Green Market: Sundays 9 am-1 pm at City Hall

Food, Bar, and Fun at the Farm:  Wednesdays 5-10 pm | Thursdays 5-10 pm | Fridays 5pm-12am

 Call:  (772) 600-4230

EMAIL: CREW@GROUNDFLOORFARM.COM

ADDRESS:
100 SE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD STUART FL 34994

 

 

 

For more information about Port Salerno Mosaic Studio:

Contact Diane dtc148@yahoo.com

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You can usually find Diane and Asia in the studio Tuesday through Friday from 10:30-4:30pm or every other Saturday (calling in advance is recommended).

Call: 732 804-4715

Check out the studio Facebook page for a look at the artwork being created by Diane, Asia and their students. https://www.facebook.com/PSMosaicStudio

 

 

 

 

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HOT! HOT! HOT! And COOL~COOL~ COOL At Artisans On The Ave

Join Artisans On The Ave Gallery for an evening of COOL ART on a HOT NIGHT! Artisans On The Ave Gallery features many passionate local artists who use the element of fire in their original art creations. Torched sculptures, fused glass, encaustic hot wax, fired ceramics and pottery will all be available. The Rickie Report suggests you Beat The Heat and meet some of the coolest local artists around at this Free event! Receive COOL information on creating art with fire and remember to fill in YOUR page in their Gift Registry!

 

 

 

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HOT HOT HOT!!! CALIENTE!!!!
KEEP COOL ~COOL ~COOL

Friday July 17th, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Free Event

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561-582-3300 or 561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

Please join us for an evening of cool art on a hot night, Friday, July 17th from 6 – 9 pm! Artisans On The Ave Gallery features many passionate local artists who use the element of fire in their original art creations. Beat the heat and please join us for this wonderful event and meet some of the coolest local artists around!

Tracy Rosof-Peterson Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

The technique of Raku pottery happens when art is removed from a gas kiln at around 1800 degrees with gloved hands and tongs lifted from burning flame, dropped into a metal container with combustibles. The glaze crackles from the heat of the flame.

Marcia Barbieri's Fused Glass Plate

Marsha Barbier’s Fused Glass Plate

Ceramic artists form their art using clay and prominent, striking glazes that are fired in a kiln numerous times. Exciting, magnificent colors are produced when glazes are applied to bisque clay, re-fired up to 2300 degrees in a red hot kiln.

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Encaustic wax is an age old process using hot wax and oils. Hot wax painting involves beeswax to which colored pigments are added and kept molten on a heated palette. After being applied to an absorbent surface, you create an original piece of art. The fun part of encaustic wax is adding mixed media inclusions, photos or any absorbent material. The possibilities are endless.

 

"Past The Garden Gate"

“Past The Garden Gate”, Encaustic Painting by Lois Barton

 

 

 

A metal artist using a welding torch combines the cool metal pieces to the heat of the torch to create sculptures or functional pieces such as lamps and furniture. Some of our paper artists brandish the edges of their finished assemblages to give them an aged antique look as the heat of the flames burns the edges.

 

Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero

Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero

 

Jewelry artists achieve an individual look in their pieces by using heat. When jewelry is connected together with a soldering tool the heat presses against the cool metal to join the pieces. A different patina is created with flame and various chemicals used make each piece a unique form of art to wear.

 

 

Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski

Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski

 

Artists that work with various woods can create a very different effect with a selected branding or engraving tool. The wood branded with the heat tool will then achieve an interesting design or sometimes a personalized engraving. The finished piece has a special look that compliments the wood used.

 

"Cool Jazz" Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

“Cool Jazz” Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

Our glass artists use various techniques such as glass formed with the HOT flame of a torch, glass blowing, casting and fused glass in a kiln firing. Fused glass is one of the oldest, sophisticated techniques in hot glass sometimes referred to as “warm glass”. It is an exciting interplay of light and color to look in the glowing red hot kiln and see the soft molten liquid melting together in brilliant form.

 

Gabriele Kraus' Ceramic Sculpture

Gabriele Kraus’ Ceramic Sculpture

One of the biggest thrills of firing a kiln is fifteen hours later when the artist opens the kiln lid and views the fascinating and extraordinary design that has emerged! Due to the handcrafted nature of many techniques used and the multiple series of kiln firings at temperatures ranging from 1200 to 2300 degrees, this makes ceramics and glass one of a kind art  – where no two pieces are ever alike.

 

 

Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Please inquire at Artisans On The Ave about our various workshops and techniques to creating your own art.  We offer a variety of classes and workshops that will suit your personal needs.  For more information: 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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Celebrate Mom With Special Reception At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave is celebrating Mother’s Day in a special way!  Stop by this gallery filled with hand made art and fine crafts to choose a gift.  Not sure what to purchase?  Stop by any time so you and your loved one can peruse the gallery and make a list in the Gift Registry.  This is a terrific idea to take the guess work out of the equation!  Artisans On The Ave is offering a Free, handmade, fused glass pendant with every purchase.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few examples of the high quality artistry that awaits you at this free event.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave

Gallery Opening

“CELEBRATE MOM ~
A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION”

May 8, 2015

Friday 6 – 9 pm

Refreshments will be served

Complimentary Art Gift With Purchase

Free Event

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561-582-3300

 

 

 

Handmade Copper, Recycled Glass and Pearl Necklace by Amelia Costa

Handmade Copper, Recycled Glass and Pearl Necklace by Amelia Costa

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Art and Dessert Social at Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth. Give back to the woman who loved you first.  Show your mother how much you appreciate her with a gift of original art that she will cherish forever. Complimentary refreshments, desserts and beverages will be served.  Receive a free fused glass pendant made by hand with each purchase.

 

Three Handmade Bracelets by Debbie Kashdan

Three Handmade Bracelets by Debbie Kashdan

 

 

 

Raising a child is an art in itself. We suggest a gift that returns the favor in kind. Our artists will help you choose a wonderful gift from our vast selection in the gallery or bring your mother in and let her choose her own gift!   Be sure to create a page in the Artisans’ new Gift Registry!  

 

 

"Star Crossed Lovers", Glass Wall Hanging by Irene Jalowayski

“Star Crossed Lovers”, Glass Wall Hanging by Irene Jalowayski

 

She will be awed by the beautiful selection of jewelry made by our numerous jewelry artists. Maybe a lovely hand crafted mug for her favorite cup of tea?  Give her flowers that will last forever on her wall with a painting or photograph.

 

"Barn Owl" Sculpture by Mary Ellen Dohrs

“Barn Owl” Sculpture by Mary Ellen Dohrs

 

If she is an animal lover our pets captured on canvas, fused glass or pottery will bring a smile to her face. For the avid doll collector you may want to add one of our new unique handmade dolls to their collection.

 

 

"Tory", Mixed media artistry by Victoria Rose Martinory

“Tory”, Mixed media artistry by Victoria Rose Martin

 

More info Betty Wilson 561-762-8162 or visit ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291