Call For Artists And Attendees : 50/50 Art Auction To Benefit GFWC Casuarina Woman’s Club

GFWC Casuarina Woman’s Club, Inc. announces an AWESOME way for Artists to show their talents and sell their art all in one event, while Art Patrons and Art Lovers find affordable original artwork.  The Public Event takes place on Saturday, February 17th in Lantana, FL.  The Cost for an artist space is $10 which includes the canvas.  The Rickie Report shares the details and tells you more about this fascinating organization. The proceeds go to Scholarships for college-bound teens, Hacienda Girl’s Ranch, R.O.C.K.Camp, Canine Companions, Special Olympics, Lantana library, Lantana Elementary and Middle Schools, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach/Veterans, C.A.R.E., and the Fisher House. This is a great opportunity for artists to inform the community about their artwork, classes and workshops.  

 

 

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50/50  Artist Show And Auction

 

Watch Artists As They Paint!

Bid ON Artwork!

 

 February 17, 2018

 2:30  – 8:00 pm

Church of the Holy Guardian Angels

1325 Cardinal Lane      Lantana, Florida 33462

 

CALL FOR  ARTISTS!  CALL FOR ATTENDEES!!!

 

$5. entry includes a free beverage

 

Trish Stephens tells The Rickie Report, “The Casuarina tree’s seeds were first brought to Florida in 1898 from France. Later seeds came from Ceylon, Manila and Hawaii.  Today, the Casuarina tree, known as the Australian Pine, is so prevalent in Lantana, our founding members thought it fitting to give the name to our Woman’s Club.  The species is so firmly a part of Florida that we forget that it is, like most of us, from elsewhere. Diversity is our strength and the Casuarina reminds us that as people in our communities we come from many different places and various backgrounds. However, like the branches of the tree, we can make the difference when serving a common cause”.

 

DETAILS:

 

 

Cost per Artist: space $10.00 (includes canvas)

This is the most AWESOME way for local Artists to show off their talents and sell their art all in one event!

All Artists need to be set-up by 2:00 p.m.   Painting must be completed by 5:30.

All Artists need to stay until the end of the auction.

Artists may bring portfolio of their artwork, business cards and any other literature about classes they offer.

 

Each artist is required to bring their own supplies: Casuarina will supply the canvas. Sorry, but NO OIL-BASED PAINT allowed. Acrylic paints recommended. Multi-media allowed, but please keep in mind painting will be going home with their owners the same day. Please bring your own drop cloth or plastic table cloth for the floor as well as table/easel, brushes, apron, etc. Chairs will be provided.

CONDITIONS FOR RENTING SPACE:
1. We must receive your application by February 1, 2018. Full payment is due with return of Vendor application. Mail application form to:

Mrs. Pat Beebe, 6628 Lake Loren Way, Lake Worth, Florida 33467

There are no refunds.
2. Space $10.00
3. Venue is limited to 20 Artists
4. Area must be properly manned and maintained at all times.
5. The GFWC Casuarina Woman’s Club, Inc. / Church of the Guardian Angles assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to the property of Artist. Valuables should be put away for safe keeping.
6. This event will be held inside the Church Hall, 1325 Cardinal Lane, Lantana, Florida 33462
7. Space and surrounding area must be left clean of debris; don’t leave anything behind.
8. Artist will receive timely phone or e-mail confirming your application was received and that you are accepted. Spaces are available on first come, first reserved basis.

Please keep a copy for your records.

Artist Application

Name____________________________________________________________ Company_________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ City________________________________ Zip________________________ Contact Number______________________________________

Email __________________________________________________________

Artist Signature_____________________________

Payment (Table or Space)
Space $10.00
Check # _________
Date received____________________
Return this page with your payment. Thank you.

Mail to:
Mrs. Pat Beebe
6628 Lake Loren Way
Lake Worth, Florida 33467
Made out to: Casuarina Woman’s Club In memo: Quarter Auction Vendor

Questions: Please call or text Christine Burtch, President, at 561-596-1896

 

 

Any artists interested in joining us in February for our upcoming 50/50 art show and auction can contact the Casuarina’s by calling or texting 561-596-1896 or emailing Casuarina@Bellsouth.Net

 

 

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Save The Date! Shop ‘Til You Drop Event Benefits Natural Science Education Program Through Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

Shop ‘Til You Drop is THE Shopping Event of the Season! The Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park will host its 5th Annual Shop ‘Til You Drop event on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at The Country Club at Mirasol. Attendees will shop top fashion, accessories and home décor while sipping on complimentary mimosas and enjoying a beautiful buffet lunch.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Support this FUNdraiser which underwrites the Natural Science Education Programs, providing free, hands-on field experiences to over 5000 Palm Beach County Students annually!

 

 

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December 10, 2016

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

$75.00    

Call to Make Your Reservation:

 

Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

561-776-7449 Ext 111

www.macarthurbeach.org

 

 

 

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MacArthur Educators And Students –  This Is Why We Fundraise!

 

“We are looking forward to another great event” says event chairs Michael and Margot Brozost. “We have invited back many of the amazing vendors from last year and have found several new ones to create an exciting event at which our guests can find the perfect gift for everyone on their shopping list,” they add.

 

 

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“Last year’s event was a huge success, raising funds to benefit the Natural Science Education Program, which provides free, hands-on field experiences to over 5000 Palm Beach County Students annually. We are grateful for the support we receive not only from our sponsors, but our friends and the community,” says Executive Director of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, Cheryl Houghtelin.

 

 

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Beauty Market Plus

 

 

Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park in a non-profit corporation with a mission of generating supplemental resources to preserve restore and interpret the natural and cultural assets of the Park for present and future generations.

 

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Patty Lipscomb Jewelry

 

 

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Palm Beach County’s only state park, is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The Park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and contains four different communities or habitats including seven species of plants and twenty-two species of animals on the endangered or threatened list. MacArthur Beach is truly an “Island in Time.”

 

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Gretchen Scott

 

 

About MacArthur Beach State Park:

 

Exploring almost two miles of pristine beach and swimming, snorkeling and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic are only the beginning of the fun you can have at the Park.  Other amenities include the Nature & Welcome Center, Beach Outfitters Gift Shop, Kayak Rentals, a children’s playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities.You might want to take advantage of the many Special Events offered in the Park throughout the year: children’s programs, guided adventures, recreational skills lessons, MacArthur Under Moonlight concerts, Summer Camps, and Blue Grass concerts.  

 

 

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For more information about MacArthur Beach State Park:

macarthurbeach.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benzaiten Gala, “Glasstronomique” Will Be A Feast For The Senses!

Founder of Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, JoAnne Berkow, announces “Glasstronomique … A Feast for the Senses”!  This will be a fun-filled event with tons of entertainment, taking place on March 19th.  It includes a glass-blowing cocktail hour followed by an elegant wine pairing dinner and great musical entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Reserve your space now and get your colorful attire ready for what promises to be a hot night!

 

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

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WITVA Invites Everyone To A FUNraiser,”Art From Your Heart”

The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) Scholarship Committee invites you to attend their annual FUNdraising event on Saturday, February 6th. Begin with a fun art project followed by an elegant sit down luncheon. Participate in a “Pick A Prize” Auction of beautiful gift baskets filled with merchandise and gift certificates, a Silent Auction of Works of Art, and a Grand Prize drawing of items valued over $15, 000.00! Be inspired by guest speaker, Ashley G. Cassens, Scholarship Award Winner of 2015. The Rickie Report shares the details and photos here.  Make your reservations now! Congratulations to Grace Fishenfeld, Scholarship Fund Honoree!

 

 

 

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“ART FROM YOUR HEART”

 

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

10 am to 2 pm

 

 

 Scholarship Fund Honoree:

Grace Fishenfeld

 

 

 

Please join the very welcoming women of WITVA as we celebrate Grace, enjoy a creative day and help raise funds for aspiring young artists. Tickets are $125.00 per person.

 

 

The Boca Country Club

 

17751 Boca Club Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33487

 

 

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Graduate Student Scholarship Winners From Left to Right:

Diana M. Garcia; Inga Karelina; Lorna Ruth Galloway; Ashley Gilbert; Susan Maas; Ingrid Barreneche; Samantha McLean

 

 

The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) Scholarship Committee invites you to attend their annual FUNdraising event on Saturday, February 6th. The morning begins with a fun art project followed by an elegant sit down luncheon. Throughout the afternoon guests will have the opportunity to participate in a “Pick A Prize” Auction of beautiful gift baskets filled with merchandise and gift certificates, a Silent Auction of Works of Art, and a Grand Prize drawing of items valued over $15, 000.00! You will be inspired by the words of our guest speaker, Ashley G. Cassens, a top graduate scholarship award winner of 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taylor Chalmin & Phyllis Annunziato

 

 

 

As a non-profit organization, our mission is to promote public interest in the visual arts and to provide financial support to art students attending our local Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University as well as art students attending Palm Beach County High Schools. The proceeds from this event will help us continue our mission.

 

 

Spring Celebration of High School Art (Spring, 2015)

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Erica Doyle and Lynn Travis Stender

 

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Tiara Jackson

 

 

 

This year we are proud to announce Grace Fishenfeld as our Scholarship Fund honoree. Please join the very welcoming women of WITVA as we celebrate Grace, enjoy a creative day and help raise funds for aspiring young artists. Tickets are $125.00 per person.

 

 

Please contact Myrna Rodkin, Event Coordinator at (561) 703-0554 or Email zoomf16mr@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

 

For more information about WITVA:  www.WITVA.org

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Hosts The Manoogian Collection And Invites You To View The Most Significant Private Collection Of Art By American Artists

The Lighthouse ArtCenter will be hosting the Manoogian Collection and offering art lovers an opportunity to view extraordinary artworks by American artists that are not seen often. The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. Visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. A lecture series will feature Dr. Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discussing the Statue of Liberty as an American Icon on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children.  The opening on November 19th will be an elegant affair with cocktail attire strongly suggested. This exclusive opening event is free for members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art and $10.00 for non-members.  This year’s Annual Beaux Arts Ball – Art Dine & Dance will be held on January 16th and tickets are already on sale. The Rickie Report shares the details here with some sneak peeks. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL

 

You Are Invited :

 

Exhibition:

Selections from The Manoogian Collection:

Two Centuries of American Art

 

Opening Reception:

(Cocktail Attire Suggested)

November 19, 2015  

5:30-7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Runs:

November 19, 2015 through March 5, 2016

Museum Hours:

Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To view exhibition:

Members free; $10 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday and Sunday admission is free.

 (561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is proud to present selections from The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art, November 19, 2015 through March 5, 2016. It is generously underwritten by Detroit industrialist, Richard Manoogian and his wife Jane. The Manoogian exhibition will fill LAC’s galleries with priceless, diverse collection of works from 1856 – 1999.

 

 

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“Ferry Watch” by Doug Brega

 

 

 

The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. A number of paintings in the collection have been exhibited at the White House, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. The National Gallery considers the collection to be “a comprehensive survey of American painting, a remarkable one in capsule form.”

 

 

 

 

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“1929 Duesenberg” by Peter Maier

 

 

 

When Richard Manoogian was asked why he collects American Art, “Collecting American paintings is important to me,” he said. “Those from an ethnic background like mine often have a great appreciation for America because of the opportunity this country has created for their families. The result is a deep love for one’s country and a particular appreciation for the period in which the country grew and expanded.”

 

 

Although the Manoogians lead a very private life, they enjoy sharing their collection. “To some extent my collecting has been driven by wanting to share my paintings with others as a way of giving something back to the country that has been so good to our family,” Mr. Manoogian said.  The exhibition includes works that range from mid-19th century to 1999, including paintings of renowned artists, such as Frederick Frieseke, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and Andrew Wyeth.

 

 

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“Lady in a Park” by Childe Hassam

 

“As these works are in a private collection, the Manoogian Collection exhibition presents an opportunity for our community to view extraordinary art by American artists that cannot be seen often,” said Katie Deits, the executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “Museum visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. Our lecture series will feature Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discusses the Statue of Liberty as an American Icon on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children.”

 

 

The collection reflects Mr. Manoogian’s belief that, “It is important for people to appreciate the unique character, diversity and quality of American art. I hope that our collection will encourage others to both appreciate and collect American art.”  Mr. Manoogian served as Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA dedicated its American Wing as the Manoogian Wing) and has also served on the boards of Archives of American Art, the White House Preservation Fund and the Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State.

 

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Beaux Arts Bash 2016

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Saturday, January  16, 2016

6:30 – 11:00 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

 

 

 

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3rd Thursdays:

December 17th

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January 21st

 

 

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5:30 -7:30 pm

 

 

On Thursday, December 17th the Lighthouse ArtCenter presents a special lecture by Dr. Joan Lipton about William Merritt Chase. Dr. Lipton, a well-recognized and very engaging regional art historian, will discuss the important influence that Chase has as a celebrated American Impressionist, art teacher and family man.

 

 

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“Portrait of Caroline Allport” by William Merritt Chase

 

 

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“Statue Of Liberty Celebration” by Frederick Rondel

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, January 21st published author and art historian Dr. Anne Palumbo shares important insights as she presents her lecture  “Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Please note that the Frederick Rondel painting correlates with Dr. Palumbo’s lecture described below.

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

 

Since 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported, nonprofit organization, has been providing visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

 

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Call for Entries: 5th Annual Arty Bras Fashion Show and Exhibition

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces a Call for Entries for ArtyBras!  The 5th Annual imaginative fundraiser celebrates, entertains and inspires with whimsical ArtyBras creations.  There will be festive pink décor, pink drinks and pink hors d’oeuvres in abundance at the 5th Annual ArtyBras Fashion Show and Exhibition on Oct. 21, 2014, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum.  The money raised through the auction and sponsorship efforts surrounding this unique event will benefit the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center at the Jupiter Medical Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a nonprofit Museum and School of Art.  The ArtyBras this year is once again being chaired by Jeff and Veronica Lichtenstein. The Rickie Report shares  this CALL FOR ENTRIES!  We look forward to seeing your creations!  (It’s not too early to buy your tickets to the Fashion Show…)

 

 

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For more information:

Barbra Broidy, Curator and Assistant to the Executive Director

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101    Barbra@lighthousearts.org

Visit: www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

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Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Offers FUNdraiser Raffle-Chance To Win $10,000

The Rickie Report is pleased to share an innovative event that will help raise money to support year-round activities which bring culture and the arts to people of all ages and stages of life.   The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is more than a “library” – it is more of a community center.  If you have not stopped by, we urge to do so.  Check out the multiplicity of programs (we are especially fond of Dog Tales in the Children’s area), get your FREE library card and begin taking advantage of what they offer.  This article looks at the Friends of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach’s newest  FUNDraiser!   When you purchase a ticket, you not only help the library, but you could win up to $10,000 yourself!  Details are here.

 

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Announcing The 500 Club 2014!

 

SPECIAL DRAWING WITH ONLY 500 TICKETS

 

We invite you to join the second annual “The 500 Club,” a very special drawing with only 500 tickets offered for a suggested donation of $100 each.  While 50% of the net proceeds from the “The 500 Club” will help the Library Foundation support the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, the remaining 50% in the Big Pot…will become the PRIZE MONEY.  Based on 500 tickets being sold a participant has a 1 in 500 chance of winning 1st prize or a 1 in 83 chance of any prize (Great Odds!!). 

Prizes will be based on actual ticket sales as follow:

PRIZE DISTRIBUTIONS WITH 500 TICKETS SOLD
MAXIMUM CASH PRIZES
1st Prize (20% of ticket sales) $10,000
2nd Prize (10% of ticket sales) $5,000
3rd Prize (8% of ticket sales) $4,000
4th Prize (6% of ticket sales) $3,000
5th Prize (4% of ticket sales) $2,000
6th Prize (2% of ticket sales) $1,000

 

 

A reception will be held Monday April 28, 2014 at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach from 5:30 to 7:00 pm for all “The 500 Club” participants.  At 6:30 that evening the six winning tickets will be drawn.  Additional guest tickets to the event will be available for a donation of $10 per person.  While you need not be present to win, if you attended last year’s event you know you will have a great time!

 

 

Buy your tickets today at www.wpblf.org/500club

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ACTION:

Visit the website and you will be amazed at the offerings.  Imagine a buffet filled with the items you expect, but presented in an innovative manner.  Feast on the various items you’ve wanted to try but never took the time.  And dig into what the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach has to offer!

 

If you are interested in taking part in a behind-the scenes tour, please contact  Rebecca Weiss  Development Manager  rweiss@mycitylibrary.org   or call 561-868-7704

 

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Do you prefer a week day?

Do you prefer an evening?

Do you prefer a weekend?

 

 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street  – 3rd Floor

561-822-9972

www.wpblibraryfound.org

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Stop By Harold’s to Meet Young Photographer With a Big Heart

 The Rickie Report is always pleased to share news about a local emerging artist.  We hope you will stop by Harold’s Coffee Lounge to see the photography of Jacquelene Arrieux.  This high school student is finding a way to share her passion for photography and give back to the community.  Read more in this article.

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Harold’s Coffee Lounge

509 Northwood Road

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Exhibit  runs May 29 through June 26

Meet the Artist on May 31st

During the Northwood Village Art & Wine Promenade

Public Reception June 7th  6:30 – 9 pm

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A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC in partnership with the Harold’s Coffee Lounge in West Palm Beach hosts monthly artist exhibitions. From May 29-June 26 works of Jacquelene Arrieux will be on exhibit.  There will be two opportunities to meet her.  Jacquelene will be at at Art Walk in Northwood Village during Art & Wine Promenade on May 31. She will also have a Reception June 7, from 6:30 pm-9pm.
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“Indian Shoes”

Jacquelene is currently a junior attending Forest Hill High School and enrolled in the IB program. She is always looking for ways to give back. In 2010, she went to Haiti with her family six months after the devastating earthquake.  She went to a mission school, which has been supported by her grandparents for many years. Prolific in tennis as well as her photography, Jacquelene  and her family introduced extracurricular activities to the children included these skills as well as music and other activities.
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“Rehanna”

Being moved by the children and their stories, she wanted to find a way to continue supporting the children and the teachers by using her talents. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of her work will be going to this school.
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“Sewing My Heart Back Together”

For more information contact Trina Slade-Burks at  561-714-6674  info@atbfineartists.com  https://sites.google.com/site/servantsofmarycenterhaiti/servants-of-mary-center

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Ursula Fernandez Artist Reception at Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington

Ursula Fernandez’s oil paintings are on display at Whole Foods in Wellington.  A public reception will be held in her honor on April 26th. The Rickie Report senses that this exhibit is timed perfectly for April’s Earth Day celebrations because many of Ursula’s subjects are endangered plants!  Make a reservation and enjoy!

 

 

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Artists Reception Honoring

Ursula Fernandez

Friday, April 26, 2013

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

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 The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

Ursula’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

Ursula was born in Havana, Cuba and began sketching at the age of 15.  Her neighbor, Felix de Cossio, a recognized portrait painter,  was a major influence on Ursula.  As she observed him at work, he taught her valuable tips and techniques.  She tells us, “This planted a deep seated love for painting”.

 

For many years, Ursula dedicated her life to her career and family, raising four children.  She never forgot her passion for painting.  In 1979, she picked up a brush and followed her heart.  By 1981, she completed her first portrait!  Coming from a family of artists, she was eager to strike out on her own.

Years later, while living in Florida, never leaving her art, she enrolled in a course taught by her long time childhood neighbor, Felix de Cossio!  He had made a successful career painting portraits of famous socialites in New York City.  Spending more time with her mentor, Ursula acquired the techniques and qualities that would serve her well throughout her own career as an artist.

 

One can see that Ursula’s ballet and dance teaching experience enhances her appreciation for and discernment for typical details when she paints these particular subjects.  The majority of her work is inspired by her tropical roots.  Her paintings are rich in texture and color.  Her own warmth comes through each piece.

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While she still favors painting with oil, Ursula takes life by the hand and is eager to try new techniques and mediums.  She has great success with her portraitures and many of her florals are dedicated to endangered plants.

 

 

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She is an award-winning artist and many of her pieces can be found in private collections. 

Ursula has also painted murals at several local sites. She tells us, “I love painting and teaching art, which has been my life long passion. Born from a family of artists and with the inspiration of my neighbor, whom I watched while at work, I was able to pursue this dream at a much later stage in my life. Please come in and read all about it, browse my portfolio, and if you like what you see, drop me an email, I will surely appreciate it!”

Ursula offers painting classes and is available for portraits.  When one is commissioned, she likes to meet the person and also works from 3-4 photos.  She is a well respected member of the Wellington Art Society and is happy to be painting in her own studio.  To see Ursula’s website and complete portfolio, please visit   www.ursulafernandez.com  0r call her at 561-301-6848.

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.

 

This group of artists not only offers scholarships for students pursuing their art careers, but also reaches out with their creativity to the Palms West Hospital.     Twenty-two WAS Artists will presented their paintings for the new Children’s Hospital Unit.  Leslie Pfeiffer tells The Rickie Report, ” It has been a joy for us to join hearts and hands together  in creating paintings to inspire and comfort the children and their families”.

 

A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County, Florida.  For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

You’re Invited to “Evening For Earth” by Resource Depot: Support Creative REUSE!

Artists need materials to create their work and The Rickie Report knows that for many, recycling has become the norm when it comes to frames, glass and some other materials.  We hope you’re aware of Resource Depot and will check out their terrific supplies and stock.

Read this article to find out more about their services and “Evening for the Earth”.  Resource Depot’s annual silent auction/cocktail event, will be held on Friday, April 19th at the Lake Pavilion and Terrace in downtown West Palm Beach. This event directly supports Resource Depot and our mission to divert reusable materials (hundreds of thousands of pounds each year!) from Palm Beach County’s landfills to benefit students and teachers through arts and environmental education.

 

Resource Depot’s

6th Annual Evening for the Earth

 

Friday, April 19th 2013

6:00 – 9:00 pm

 

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At Resource Depot, every day is Earth Day…but there is one day in particular where they invite you to celebrate our Earth, and the ways we can all help protect it. That day is “Evening for the Earth”, taking place this year on April 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Lake Pavilion in Downtown West Palm Beach.

 

Andrea Creating

Andrea Creating

You may have seen Resource Depot at events around Palm Beach County. They can be found at the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, City Place’s Free Family Fun Fest, the South Florida Fair and at events at Downtown at the Gardens, to name a few. Or you may know them because you have a teacher friend who “shops” for classroom materials there, or have a child who did a creative project during one of their field trips.

Scouts Creating, 2012

Scouts Creating, 2012

 

You may not know, though, exactly what it is Resource Depot does.  Resource Depot is a nonprofit center for creative reuse.  Resource Depot is a place where businesses and individuals can donate high-quality, unwanted materials to be reused for creative play and learning by teachers, schools and other non-profits in the local community. A place where kids, and the teachers who teach them, can go to learn techniques for creative reuse that positively impact education as well as the environment. The items they collect would normally end up in the landfill—but through creative reuse are given a second…or even third life!

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For the past five years, always around Earth Day, Resource Depot has held its annual fundraising event, “Evening for the Earth”, where supporters of education, the arts and the environment gather to enjoy an evening of cocktails, entertainment, and silent auction.

Volunteer with Auction item

Volunteer with Auction item

 

“Last year, nearly 200 people…city commissioners, radio personalities, local cultural organizations and individuals who support us because they believe in what we do, all came out to support Resource Depot’s Evening for the Earth,” says Executive Director Jennifer O’Brien. “This just goes to show how pervasive the belief that environmental stewardship is every sector’s responsibility has become.”

 

Guerilla ART ArtiGras, 2013

Guerilla ART ArtiGras, 2013

This year, Resource Depot hopes to win over even more people to the idea that you can take one problem…namely, the pounds of landfill waste created in Palm Beach County alone – and work towards solving that problem in a way that helps alleviate another – the number of dollars that teachers pay out of pocket each year for classroom supplies.”

 

Resource Depot’s 6th Annual Evening for the Earth is presented by Emerald Green Sponsor, The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, and sponsored by Florida Power & Light, Southern Waste Systems, Berkowitz & Huff, P.A., Ronnye Sands on behalf of Shaklee Corporation, and Paymaster, Inc.

 

The night features refreshments by Café Joshua, live entertainment, and of course, some amazing auction items…everything from a firefighter for a day to VIP event tickets, original artwork, and fun themed gift baskets. Ticket sales and more event information can be found at www.resourcedepot.net or by calling (561) 882-0090.  Or visit:  

Location: The Lake Pavilion & Terrace in Downtown West Palm Beach, site info at http://wpb.org/waterfront/lake.html

Tickets: $45.00 each or $75.00 per couple, available at http://theresourcedepot.wordpress.com/events/evening-for-the-earth/
Parking: West Palm Beach DDA parking locations can be found here http://www.westpalmbeachdda.com/parking-locations

Website: www.resourcedepot.net

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/152141154942429/

Organization Social Mediawww.facebook.com/TheResourceDepothttps://twitter.com/resourcedepot,http://pinterest.com/resourcedepot/

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291