Popular Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart Featuring Top National & Local Crafters

The popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street.  This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and unique gift items with broad appeal.  A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek of Joni Berte’s artwork!

 

 

 

 

 18th Annual Downtown

Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 25th

&

Sunday, April 26th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

The popular Spring Craft Festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart April 25 – 26, 2015. This two-day juried event will take place along Osceola Street. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore this outdoor gallery. This craft showcase will feature a wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as affordable and unique gift items with broad appeal. The prices, suitable to all budgets, will range from $3 to $3,000. A Green Market will showcase orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

Joni Berte tells The Rickie Report, ” My artistic interests are endless! I appreciate all forms of art; traditional, classic, deviant, outsider, you name it! It is my belief that there are many ways to express oneself and art is food for the soul. Self-expression is paramount to the artist and the drive to create is as impossible to stop as a runaway train. For the past few years I have focused on Day of the Dead art, and have developed a unique style that is the hallmark of my pieces.”

 

Personal Shrine by Joni Berte

Personal Shrine by Joni Berte

 

She continues, “While many of my Day of the Dead designs, particularly those found on my Sugar Skull masks, are typical of the genre, my execution is of the highest quality — especially in the areas of line detail and color. I am currently working on assemblage art in the form of Personal Shrines and am finding it a very versatile and rewarding medium. Additionally, I am collaborating with my father (Bill Lohnes) on Fantasy Dragonflies. My new Fire-Carved Boxes are for sale at Rare Earth Gallery in Stuart, Florida.”

 

 

Day of the Dead art by Joni Berte

Day of the Dead assemblage art by Joni Berte

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,00
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass.
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

Artwork by Joni Berte

Artwork by Joni Berte

 

 

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About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.  

For additional information on the 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Public Is Welcome to Premiere Event, “Art at The Avenue” in Viera, Florida

The Avenue, Viera is excited to announce it’s First Art Festival, “Art at The Avenue”!  Everyone is welcome to stop by, meet the artists and shop on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd from 10 am to 5 pm in the Central Park area. The festival is sponsored by Art Gallery of Viera, in The Avenue. Art judging by Jini James and Suzanne Peiffer will award participating artists $1250 in prizes. Enjoy music in the park, good food, original art, a children’s tent, Chalk painting and more!  The Rickie Report gives you a sneak peek and all the information you need to enjoy this free event!

 

 

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Art at the Avenue Festival

 

Saturday, March 21st

&

Sunday, March 22nd

10 am – 5 pm

Central Park at The Avenue

Lake Andrew Drive           Viera, FL 32940

 

Located in beautiful Central Park at The Avenue, Viera, on Lake Andrew Drive, the first annual “Art at the Avenue” will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015  from 10 am to 5 pm each day.  The public is welcome to this free event, to enjoy the music, children’ art tent, food, chalk painting and original art. 

 

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Meet the Artists and Enjoy Original Artwork!

 

Artwork by Susan Kennicott

Artwork by Susan Kennicott

 

Enjoy the music and good food!

 

Artwork by Eileen Farrell

Artwork by Eileen Farrell

 

 Children’s Art Tent Promises Creative Fun!

 

 

Artwork by Sheryl Hughes

Artwork by Sheryl Hughes

 

Artists participating:

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Artwork by Jaymee Weinrich

 

 

For more information please contact:

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111      Viera, FL 32940

(321) 504-4343

 

 

 

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

Everyone is invited to Free Artwalks in Northwood Village and Palm Beach PLUS Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

As ArtPalmBeach/Art Synergy/ARTWEEK 2015 continues, everyone is invited to take part in more FREE, art-related events.  This Rickie Report’s focus is on Palm Beach’s Gallery Walk, Northwood Village’s ARTX Walk and Whitespace Collection’s Free admission and special Sunday breakfast.  Art IS all around us.  Stop, Look, Admire and Support!  Be sure to stop by the Palm Beach County Convention Center to see Art Synergy (Booth #718), “This exhibition is an exploration of the aesthetic and scope of work created in South Florida. Twenty selected works will be on display at ArtPalmBeach, which is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts”, explains Rolando Chang Barrero.   FREE Trolly service will be provided in some areas, plus UBER is offering an Art Synergy special (see article for details)!

 

 

 

Art Synergy2015 at Art Palm Beach

 

 

Worth Ave District

January 22 – 25

Contact: David Ginn 561.833.4700 for more details or contact each gallery

 Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.805.9388 Contact – Ryan Ross arcaturefineart@mac.com

Holden Luntz Gallery

332 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.805.9550 Contact – Jodi jodi@oldenluntz.com

Mark Borghi Fine Art

255 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.328.9504 Contact – Mark Borghi mark@borghi.org

Gallery Biba

224A Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.651.1371 Contact – Biba biba@bibagallery.com

DTR Modern Galleries

440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.366.9387 Contact – Bryan Walsh bwalsh@dtrmodern.com

 

Wally Findlay Galleries International

165 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.655.2090 Contact – lars lars@wallyfindlay.com

Taglialatella Galleries

313 ½ Worth Avenue In the Via Bice Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.833.4700 Contact – David Ginn david@djtfa.com or dave@djtfa.com

Russek Gallery

203 Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.832.4811 Contact – Sloane Russek info@russek.com

Gavlak Gallery

249B Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.833.0583 Contact- Karene karene@gavlakgallery.com

Surovek Gallery

349 Worth Avenue 12 Via Parigi Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.655.2665 Contact- Clay Surovek clay@surovekgallery.com

Gasiunasen Gallery

400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.820.8920 Contact – Donna Tribby arijart@bellsouth.net

Galleria of Sculpture

11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.659.7557 Contact – Cheryl Sundell info@galeriaofsculpture.com

Liman Studio Gallery

139 N County Rd| The historic Paramount Building Palm Beach, FL 33480 561.659.7050 Contact – Ellen Liman T6060@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Sunday, January 25

Northwood District

Whitespace Collection

10:00 am – Noon

Complimentary Breakfast and Gallery Tour at Whitespace Collection

 

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection is located on Australian Avenue 
between Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and 45th Street. West Palm Beach

For further information: contact 
561.842.4131
http://www.whitespacecollection.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhitespaceCollection

 

The ArtX Historic Northwood Village

Guided Gallery Walking Tour

 

Tour times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

 

ArtX Galleries of Northwood Village

 

OSGS GALLERY|STUDIO

500 Northwood Rd.
Unit 1
 West Palm Beach, FL 33407
www.osgsart.com 561.833.2223

OSGS [Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio] provides Contemporary Art by working Local and National Artists alike. OSGS also provides affordable, custom framing to the public. Works exhibited include, but are not limited to Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Clay, Prints, and Glass Art. For up-to-date exhibit information and current events happening in the gallery space please visit our website and Facebook pages. Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla osgs@hotmail.com

 

ARTHOUSE429

429 25th Street W.Palm Beach, FL 33407 561.231.0429

The gallery has been custom designed by owner/artist William Halliday to offer the best possible interior exhibition environment for a variety of contemporary art, plus an exciting landscaped sculpture garden and an open air special events and reception area on the second floor terrace. The completely renovated showplace is at the center of renewed activity and energy on the street, exhibiting first class innovative works of art that parallel and exemplify the fresh spirit in this neighborhood.

Halliday fabricates and assembles his intriguing and original metal sculptural forms. He has taken the best of his experiences and poured them into sculptural objects, producing polished, surrealist steel and aluminum forms that allow the viewer to literally reflect on the form, while enjoying a 360 degree inspection. Contact: William Halliday Arthouse429.com

 

AFRICA NOW

508 A. Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Africa now is a Contemporary African Art Gallery located in the heart of Northwood Village. We carry a mix of Decorative and Traditional Fashion, Jewelry, Paintings and books. Contact Annie Kadji info@africanowgallery.com   561.209.5008

 

BOHEMIA AG

ArtHaus & Gelateria

536 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Gallery: Fine Art Centered around the Local Unique & Alternative Art Community, while featuring National and International Artist of a Unique Caliber. Atelier: A Creative Workspace for Artists to Share there Art! Parlour: Organic Ice Cream / Artisan Gelato featuring Unique Flavours not seen at an average parlor. Independent Apparel Designers Including but not limited to Bohemïa AG. Contact : Paul Agnirucklov BohemiaAG@gmail.com 561.302.5568

 

CENTER for CREATIVE EDUCATION

425 24th Street W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Creative approaches are infused into classroom curriculum and after school settings, to enhance the teaching of traditional academic subjects – improving each child’s learning potential and academic performance, increasing overall enthusiasm about school and shaping more productive, responsible community members that exercise creative problem solving throughout life. Transformation of communities, institutions and educators is at the heart of CCE as it strives for authentic, sustainable, systemic change. Contact: Robert L Hamon, CEO bobh@cceflorida.org 561.805.9927 ext. 12

 

C-KEYS

523 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

The C-KEYS Philosophy Music . One word that means so much to many. The founder of CKEYS knows the strength and power of music: not only its ability to attract and bring together the masses, but most importantly sooth the soul. CKEYS was founded on the principal of creating, producing, promoting, and making music that affects the world. Reinforcing the core mentality of the production of only the highest quality music, CKEYS main focus is simply that the production of music. Working with the people and giving back to the world is the main goal of the company. Love and passion for music founded this company, but its astounding effect on the masses fuels it to keep going. Contact: Cole Rippe Cole.rippe@me.com 305.303.8978

 

GALLERY 418

418 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Contact: Jeffrey Thompson northwoodantiques@hotmail.com 561.833.1019

 

HAROLDS’ COFFEE LOUNGE ART

509 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

Imagine yourself in a comfortable nook, surfing the web (Free WiFi), holding a business meeting, hanging out with friends, listening to great music (sometimes LIVE), admiring local art, catching some rays on our patio, participating in open mic night, hearing a poetry reading, enjoying a quick cup of joe before or after work and you will understand the draw and excitement of HAROLD’S A COFFEE LOUNGE.

 

Please stop by soon! Harold’s is open 7 days a week. Serving the finest coffees, teas, and pastries in South Florida. We are not exaggerating… our coffee is incredible and our vibe is unlike any other coffee spot you have seen…It’s not your Corporate Cup of Joe! {best beans in the universe} Contact: Keith Palagye Haroldscoffee@gmail.com 561.833.6366

 

HENNEVELT’S GALLERY ON THE GO

540 Northwood Road

Eclectic Art Gallery Local & International Artists

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts On The Go is a Pop-up Art Gallery and Gift Shop originally opened its brick and mortar doors on Northwood Rd. June 1, 2011 with a hand full of local artist and has now grown to featuring more than 25 local, national & international artists. You will find Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go to be a breath of fresh air to the traditional galleries. As of Jan. 1, 2015 in closing our brick and mortar store front we have opened a new door in the art world as a Gallery on the Go! A Pop-Up Gallery bringing art to art lovers alike. As we offer a selection of eclectic & colorful one of a kind works of art the exhibit will be a mobile and ever changing experience. For detail on our next Pop-Up Gallery check out our website www.hennevelts.com Contact: Freddy & Nickie Hennevelt henneveltsgallery@att.net 561.506.4108

 

NORTHWOOD GLASS ART & GIFTS

524 Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Retail, Classes in fused and mosaic glass. Contact: Karen Campbell kscamp3605@aol.com 561.302.5568

 

THE HAROOKI GALLERY

508 B Northwood Rd. W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Eclectic Photo, Art Vintage, Modern Furniture, Groovy Prints, Architectural Abstracts, Driftwood Furniture & Pieces. Contact: Brian Lee brl@harooki.com 561.843.4109

 

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE MURAL PROJECT

We are proud to announce the start of the Northwood Village Mural Project creating the village with beautiful murals. They are looking for local businesses to also help by sponsoring murals, donating exterior wall space, and funding. The community can also help with fundraising and support. Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street. The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood. Each mural will be painted by a different artist. Artist List: Craig McInnis @ 2417 Spruce Ave Eduardo Mendieta @ 441 25th Street Amanda Valdes

Contact OSGS for more information about the newest Mural CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Explore an artistic side of Historic Northwood Village Arts District by taking a historic guided gallery walking tour. (The tour is a one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwood Village Arts District that normally occurs only on the second Saturday of each month).

 

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Tours will begin at the corner of Spruce and Northwood Road at the VIP / Information Tent. So Sign up Early as Space is limited to 16 people per tour. Sign up our website: www.northwoodartwalk.com

 

Our tour guides will start with a short intro on the history of Northwood Village and will then take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant arts district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants. The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. Meet and greet art, live demonstrations, lectures and more.

 

The Historic Northwood Village Arts District continues the day with Art Walks throughout the day and into the evening which are free VIP guided Art and Gallery tours hosted by the collective ArtX galleries. Celebrate with the award winning restaurants of Northwood Village as they tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating”.

 

 

Free transportation with trolleys looping the West Palm Beach Art Sunday will travel from White Space Gallery at 2805 N. Australian Ave, to the Historic Northwood Village Arts District located just two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, West of North Dixie Hwy. in between Northwood Rd. And 25th St, and to Continuum Gallery at 501 Fern Street. There is also *Free parking all day on Sundays in West Palm Beach*.

 

 

We suggest dining out while you are in Northwood Village. Tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating” Northwood Village style. From breakfast to lunch to dinner you will enjoy dining at its best! Make your restaurants reservations and join the guided tour today!

 

 

List of Northwood restaurants can be found at: www.northwoodartwalk.com

Also visit Northwood Art Walk on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtXArtWalk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtXArtWalk

 

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UBER

 

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Arrive in Style with Uber!

We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to or from Art Synergy!

How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android/Windows app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a personal driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there’s no need to tip, so you won’t need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!

Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:

1) Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Windows app (or sign up at www.uber.com/go/ARTSYNERGY)

2) Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code “ARTSYNERGY” when you sign up.

3) Request a ride 5 – 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, uberXL, or uberSELECT (not valid on uberTAXI, expires 2/28/15).

Questions? Check out uber.com/miami or supportmiami@uber.com.

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.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

 

 

Vacationing with Your Jewelry

John Bella has been designing and selling jewelry in downtown Stuart for a long time. His expertise is always appreciated. For jewelry lovers who collect and change out large holed beads on necklaces or bracelets, John offers specialty beads with a wide variety of Florida themes.  The Rickie Report shares some of his vacation tips for travel with your jewelry.  

 

 

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  • Many experts recommend leaving expensive jewelry in a secure place at home while on vacation, such as a safe deposit box.

 

  • However, if this isn’t an option, both Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. and Jewelers Unblocked have offered tips that would be helpful for travelers.

 

  • Keep jewelry on when going through security at the airport. Taking it off and setting it aside to get scanned gives strangers the chance to steal it.

 

  • Use the two-key control safety deposit box or a secured vault if either are available at your hotel. It’s more secure than using the safe in the room, which should be used only for semi-valuable belongings. However, if that’s the only option, it’s better than leaving the jewelry out in the open.

 

  • Be selective about who is being let into the hotel room. Use the privacy sign if no hotel staff should be let in when the room is vacant.

 

  •  Use discretion when bringing any jewelry outside of the hotel room. Don’t wear items that will attract attention or “advertise” the valuables; keep rings turned inward and pendants or necklaces tucked under clothing.

 

  •  Remove jewelry–and keep it safely locked away–before getting into chlorinated pools, hot tubs, or the ocean, as chlorine and saltwater can damage precious metals and some gemstones.

 

  •  If jewelry has to be worn while swimming, check it often. Cool water makes it easy for jewelry to slide off as fingers constrict.

 

  • Check the insurance coverage on the jewelry to ensure that the pieces are adequately covered, whether they are left behind at home or taken on the trip.

 

  •  Be aware of surroundings and look alert and confident. Thieves target those who appear oblivious, distracted or timid.

 

About Bella Jewelry and Gifts

 

Bella Jewelry and Gifts has a fantastic selection of Sterling Silver Jewelry in Nautical, Celtic/Irish, Genuine Gemstone and Fashion Styles. We have a huge selection of Pandora Style Bracelet Charm Beads in Zable Brand plus our own Private Label line of Charm Beads which includes Custom Made “Local Beads” for Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and the Treasure Coast. Our entire line of Charm Beads is Made In The USA. We call it our Treasure Coast Collection.

 

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“Florida Gator” Bead

We are known far and wide as “The Place To Go” for the largest selection of Quality Sterling Silver Nautical and Beach Jewelry  . Some of our Nautical Jewelry includes: Starfish, Sand Dollars, Mermaids, Manatees, Dolphins, Crabs, Sea Turtles, Sailfish, Marlin, Snook, Tarpon, Fish Hooks, Anchors, Propellers and so much more!  If it swims in the ocean or lake, we probably have jewelry for it.

 

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Atocha Coin Pendant

 

We have the largest selection of Treasure Coin Jewelry on the Treasure Coast and a great mix of gifts and accessories that are sure to please you. Whether making a self-purchase or finding that perfect item for everyone on your gift-giving list, Bella Jewelry and Gifts will exceed your expectations.  We are proud members of the Downtown Business Association of Stuart and we are listed with the Jewelers Board of Trade.

 

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Fish Hook Earrings

 

Our retail store is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Stuart, on the east coast of Florida in the area known as the Treasure Coast.   We were voted The Best Gift Shop on the Treasure Coast and in the Palm Beaches by the viewers of local ABC TV Channel, WPBF 25.

 

 

Bella Jewelry and Gifts is located at 39 SW Osceola Street

Stuart, FL 34994

STORE HOURS

 

November Thru May:

Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM

June thru October:

Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed Sunday

For more information please contact:

Bella Jewelry and Gifts  772-219-8648  

or email: info@bellajewelryandgifts.com .

Shop Online 24/7 https://www.bellajewelryandgifts.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Ceramic Celebration” at Hennevelt’s Gallery and Gifts

It is exciting to see that Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts in Northwood is showing a number of new artists including Deb LaFogg and Jane Saull.  On April 11th, everyone is invited to a “Ceramic Celebration” for an Opening Reception!  On display will be Sculptures, vases, ornamental plus functional items, all showing superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek!

 

 

 

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Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts

Presents:

“Ceramic Celebration”

Opening reception:

Friday,  April 11, 2014    7 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through April  26, 2014 

 

510 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-506-4108     www.hennevelts.com

 

 

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts is inviting everyone to a “Ceramic Celebration”.  The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, April 11th from 7 – 9 pm.  The public is invited and refreshments will be served.  There will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists. The exhibit runs for two weeks, through April 26th.  Enjoy wine and light Hors d’oeuvres and the music of Jason Hanley.

 

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“Otters”

 

 

Sculptures, vases and ornamental pieces will be displayed in addition to functional items.  Each will show superb craftsmanship and different ceramic techniques like sagger and raku.

 

 

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Come to this special ceramics show and see work from the Gallery’s permanent
artists including Lisa Kraemer, Betty Wilson, Lucia Philipson, Ying Zhou and
Doreen Alfaro. Ceramic work from several selected local artists from outside the Gallery, including like Mark Walnock from the Armory Art Centre, will also be included in this exhibit.

 

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Make it a night out while you are in Northwood Village with a stroll in
the many other Galleries, boutiques, antique shops and fine dining at
one of the award winning restaurants in the area.

 

 

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For more information please contact Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts at  Art@Hennevelts.com  or visit the Gallery website www.hennevelts.com  or call  561 506 4108.

 

  • Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:   www.NWSPictures.com   Facebook Page coming soon!

 

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

 

Hand’s 80th Anniversary Open House: Free Demos and Kids Activities

Hand’s Annual Art Open House is January 25th and you won’t want to miss the headliners: Tristina Dietz-Elmes (mixed media techniques), David McEwen (watercolor pencils) and Paul Seaman (interactive demo with palette knife)!  As Hand’s celebrates its 80th Anniversary, children are invited to paint on the “Autism Speaks” mural – plus they can enter their own canvas board painting to win fun prizes!  This is FREE but you MUST make a RESERVATION!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including how this will benefit “Autism Speaks” in this article.

 

 

 

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Hand’s Office and Art Supply

Welcomes You to Their Open House!

JANUARY 25th 2014

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hand’s Office & Art Supply

325 East Atlantic Avenue

(561) 276-4194

www.HandsDelray.com

Reservations are REQUIRED

 

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  2014  Highlights:

 

Come watch, learn and laugh with:

 

DAVID McEWEN, will demonstrate his talent and techniques using watercolor pencils and water soluble graphite. davidmcewen-portraitart.com

 

PAUL SEAMAN, will be leading an interactive demonstration of palette knife painting using heavy bodied acrylic paints.    Paulseamanart.com

 

TRISTINA DIETZ-ELMES, will be demonstrating mixed-media techniques using R and F Oil Pigment Sticks, handmade papers, cold wax medium, gold leaf and more. Tricks for fun, fearless, and low/no solvent oil painting.    Multimediamavenart.com

  

 

Hand’s Art and Office Supply is having its annual Open House!   Hand’s is more than an art supply store, as they also have a wonderful selection of greeting cards, locally made gift items, office furniture, supplies and so much more!  The Rickie Report suggests you take a virtual tour on their website!

 

Hand’s has been providing a wide variety of quality and hard to find Art Supplies to South Florida and Nationally recognized artists for many decades. “We pride ourselves on being able to research and locate almost any kind of special request. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you navigate through our rich inventory of related products. We also offer numerous Art related classes, specialized training and technique seminars”. Please check the Events Calendar for more information on upcoming pre-scheduled classes and training. Discounts on volume orders are available. Local delivery can be scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm .

 

Call 561.276.4194 for more information and to RESERVE your SPACE for the FREE  DEMONSTRATIONS.  

 

For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:  www.autismspeaks.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Using Your Art Images for Lower Cost Gifts

The Rickie Report receives numerous emails and phone calls from readers asking a variety of questions. We’ve invited Caren Hackman, author of “Graphic Design Exposed”, to be a guest columnist to answer some of them.  Today’s topic is how to use your original images to create lower cost gifts.

 

 

Using Your Images to Create Lower Cost Items

 

 

Question:     I am an artist.  I’d like to give a personal gift that shows my work without giving away a high cost original. I’d also like to offer lower cost gift items, with my art images, that can be purchase during the holiday season.

 

Caren Hackman's "Water Lillies"

Caren Hackman’s “Water Lillies”

 

 

Every holiday season I print notecards and package them for friends, family, and clients. The cards offer me an opportunity to share a favorite image with others.

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen (http://deborahbigeleisen.com) an artist who creates large scale paintings on canvas and Nina Fusco, (http://www.nina3dpaper.com) an artist who creates three dimensional sculptures with paper, shared their methods for offering artwork as gifts.

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen's "Magic"

Deborah Bigeleisen’s “Magic”

 

 

Several years ago Deborah Bigeleisen began sharing her work printed on note-cards, using a fine linen stock with matching envelopes, and elegantly packaged. In addition, Bigeleisen offers archival pigment prints on museum quality paper in sizes up to 13” x 19” priced from $25 to $95. Because her original paintings are large, ranging from 40” x 40” to triptychs that easily exceed 80” wide, and are priced from the mid-$7000s to the mid-$20,000s, the prints and cards are a terrific way to own Deborah’s work at fabulous prices.

 

Nina Fusco explained, “To make my work more affordable, I started photographing it and making notecards. Original work such as “Reach” which is 38” x 26”, sells for $1,000. Signed 5” x 7” cards with deckle edge envelope in a cello bag sell for $5.00 at crafts shows. I never knew what designs would be popular that day. I decided that I didn’t  want to be a card printer and carry inventory. A fellow artist and great painter, Betty Laur, introduced me to Zazzle.com. This is a wonderful venue for artists to upload their artwork and have it printed on notecards, t-shirts, hats, bags, magnets, and even stamps. Zazzle does most of the work to get my artwork out to the public, giving me more time to create.”

 

 

 

Nina Fusco's "Reach"

Nina Fusco’s “Reach”

At no charge to the artist, Zazzle maintains the artists’ stores, takes the orders, and ships the product. All of the products can be personalized by the purchaser. The artists get a small percentage, 10-15% is common. Online vendors such as Shutterfly (http://www.shutterfly.com) and Zazzle are expanding the possibilities for artist. My research turned up many online vendors that will create gifts with art images, however Zazzle was the only one that operated robust marketplace for artist.

 

 

As artists, we should ask ourselves if the quality of the gift item is compares favorably with the original.  Each artist must decide if it is preferable to order the items ourselves to gift or sell, or if we prefer to have an online vendor handle the the store for us.

 

 

Please send your questions, no more than 250 words to:

rickie @therickiereport.com

 

 

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. www.carenhackman.com  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.

 

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Nina Fusco in SOLO Exhibit!

For those who have already been to the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, you  probably noticed Nina Fusco’s entry for Arty Bras.  If you  haven’t – don’t miss the smiling doggie!  Nina’s artwork continues to evolve, as she strives to make peoples’ pets into a piece of artwork that becomes a family heirloom.  In addition to her pet portraits made from sculpted and cut paper, she brings world peace, brotherhood, and conquering cancer to a new level of artistry.  The Rickie Report hopes you will stop  in to visit Nina at her SOLO Exhibit at the Institute for Jewish Living in Jupiter.  The details are in this article.

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The Institute for Jewish Living

Presents

An Evening with

Artist, Nina Fusco

Wednesday, October 23rd

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 2581 Jupiter Park Drive    Suite E-18

Jupiter, FL. 33458

 561.372.6188

Public is Invited

 

The Institute for Jewish Living ( IJL) recently opened its office located in Jupiter, FL.  Individuals, students and families wanting to connect with the Jewish world can do so through local events as well as virtual activities.  The  Executive Director, Cantor Bruce Benson, looks forward to sharing the walls of the IJL office with local artists.

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One of the talented artists chosen for the Institute’s premier exhibit is Nina Fusco.  This Jupiter resident is active in a number of community organizations, including the Artists of Palm Beach County.  Nina has shown her work in many venues in Palm Beach County.

 

We love Nina’s upbeat approach to life!  

"Best in Show", Arty Bras entry for the Lighthouse ArtCenter

“Best in Show”, Arty Bras entry for the Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

 

Her sensitivity to the world condition is evident.

 

"Circle of Peace"

“Circle of Peace”

 

 

Her faith is strong.

 

"Hands"

“Hands”

 

Nina’s greeting cards are always a favorite for people looking for a stocking stuffer or house gift.

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"

“Do You Hear What I Hear?”

 

 

   

"Dream" in sign language

“Dream” in sign language


"Let's Go Fishing"

“Let’s Go Fishing”

Nina’s Drawings and Photographs are intense and detailed

Stop by and meet Nina!  If you are interested in one of her pet portraits, be sure to bring a photo of your favorite furry friend.  Nina’s portraits become family heirlooms.

For more information about Nina’s work please contact:  Nina3DPaper.com  or email ninafusco47@gmail.com  or visit  Zazzle.com/Nina3DPaper   or call   561.908.3556

 

If you have any questions, please call  561-372-6188.  For more information about the Institute for Jewish Living please visit:  www.InstituteforJewishLiving.com

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lori Hlavsa’s Artwork Featured at 14th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

The streets of Stuart will be happily packed with art lovers and The Rickie Report hopes you will be among them!   The 14th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival on Oct. 12 and 13 brings familiar artists and new emerging artists together in one great venue with Howard Alan Events. A great way to begin the autumn craft festival season, we are highlighting one of the artists, Lori  Hlavsa, in this article.

 

 

 

 

  14th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

October 12 – 13, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart –

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola

Street, Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

 

The Downtown Stuart Craft Fair, October 12 – 13, 2013, marks the beginning of the Fall Season.  This juried festival features the work of 100 of the finest crafters in the country. An eclectic mix of original affordable crafts including a wide variety of gift items with prices set to suit all budgets and tastes will be on display along Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs.  

 

 

American Craft Endeavors, the producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring a number of festivals to historic Downtown Stuart each year. These highly anticipated art events are popular because of the vast array of quality handmade items and art on display as well as the number of leading national artists and crafters showcased at each festival.

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

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

 

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

Lori Hlavsa  started drawing as a child when she was watching cartoons and reading Sunday comics.  One of her favorites was the {Love is…) comic strip in the late 1960’s.   ART began to be a life long hobby.
Lori Hlavsa

Lori Hlavsa

She tells The Rickie Report, “Lately, I paint with acrylics and airbrush. I use watery layers with paint brush and airbrush for blending and fading. People say it’s “dream-like”, which is a perfect expression.”
"Leading the Way"

“Leading the Way”

“Some of my paintings have papers as texture. I still like to use handmade papers, since my paper sculptures called “Paperpeple” were the beginning of my art show career with Debbie and Howard Alan, back in the 80’s.
Paper Sculpture

Paper Sculpture

Like most creative people, I know……We are grateful to express ourselves through arts and crafts. It’s always something that resonates with our souls, and collectively, we share it in different ways.”
"Hibiscus and Fairy"

“Hibiscus and Fairy”

Lori Hlavsa writes this about her artwork, dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and Research efforts:

 

“Peace in nature .
 A place for contemplation,
 compasssion,
and embracing
something
 so gentle, as real strength.”

 

"Pink Back"

“Pink Back”

For more information about Lori’s artwork, please visit Artbylori.com

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

For additional information on the 14th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit   www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Watercolor Demonstration at Hand’s Art Supplies!

Hand’s Art Supplies is starting off their seasonal artist demonstrations with popular watercolorist, Karen Eskesen.  Her focus will be painting glass in traditional watercolor techniques.  The demonstration is free and open to the public, but reservations are a MUST!  The Rickie Report loves attending these events, not only to learn more techniques, but for the opportunity to watch an artist at work in a small setting. More details are in this article.

 

 

 

HAND’S ART SUPPLIES

Presents

Free Watercolor Demonstration

with

Karen Eskesen

 

October 19th, 2013

10:00 – 11:30 am

325 E. Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach Fl, 33483

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

561-276-4194   

 

"Hands Art Supplies" by Jessie O'Neil

“Hands Art Supplies” by Jessie O’Neil

 

 

 

 

Hand’s Art Supplies is offering their seasonal Artist Demonstrations – Back by Popular Demand!!!   Hand’s is more than an art supply store, as they also have a wonderful selection of greeting cards, locally made gift items, office furniture, supplies and so much more!  The Rickie Report suggests you take a virtual tour on their website!

 

Karen Eskesen will present the first demo, focusing on painting glass using traditional watercolor techniques.  In Karen’s watercolor painting, “Still Life with Swan Teapot” you see her glass bowl of strawberries. Karen will show step-by-step, how she accomplished this fabulous work of art.  

 

Watercolor by Karen

“Still Life with Swan Teapot” Watercolor by Karen Eskesen

 

Before the painting portion of the demonstration, there will be a slide show with examples from Karen’s own work showing the steps taken in painting specific items.  She will also incorporate slides of paintings by prominent American watercolor painters showing their treatment of glass.

 

Karen Eskesen has taught for over 30 years. Her artwork resides in collections around the United States and internationally. Hand’s is pleased to have her come back, for their loyal customers, this season 2013-2014 Season.

 

For more information about Hand’s Art Supplies and to take a virtual tour of their store, please visit: www.HandsDelray.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