44th Annual St. Lucie Jewelry, Rock And Gem Show At MidFlorida Event Center Saturday, October 30 And Sunday, October 31. Classes, Demonstrations, Raffles, Discount Coupon For Admission For Adults, Children Under Age 12 Admission Free

St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club announces its 44th Annual Jewelry, Rock And Gem Show At MidFlorida Event Center on Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31.  This event has all of the elements of a fabulous weekend: Buy gems, jewelry, minerals; Sell unwanted jewelry; Take classes (only $5); Special kids activities! Free Parking, Kids under age 12 admitted Free. The Rickie Report shares the details, sneak peeks, and a Special Adult Admission Discount Coupon! Check out the Show Special Discount on Annual Membership to this Club! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

9   am    to    5   pm

 

 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

10   am    to    4   pm

 

 

Admission   to   the   show   is   $5.00

Children   under   12   are   free

 

 

 

 

 

MidFlorida Event Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place       Port St. Lucie, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans and vendors from many parts of the country bring their best wares to this show each year. There is handcrafted jewelry created from beads, rocks, silver, copper, and more. There will be rock slabs, cabochons (flat-backed) and faceted gemstones from around the globe.

 

Shopping for a special piece of jewelry for a gift or for yourself? 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional highlights include raffles for jewelry custom-made by club artisans and hourly drawings for items contributed by the vendors, as well as a silent auction with numerous unique items donated by club members such as jewelry, beads, stones, books, and equipment. Children are always welcome with a special area where they can learn about rock and gemstone identification and make their own jewelry.

 

 

Do you make jewelry and need something unusual to perfect your latest design?

 

 

 

 

Attendees who want to learn the skills will have the opportunity to join the St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club, which offers many different classes to its members. Anyone wanting to join the club can take advantage of the show special and for $40 get 14 months for the price of 12.

 

Want to sell unwanted jewelry so you can buy something new?

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in making jewelry, but don’t know where to start? 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign up for a class (only $5) and make a piece of jewelry that you will be proud to wear home. Club members will also demonstrate a variety of techniques, including bead weaving, faceting (turning a bit of rock into a sparkling gem), creating cabochons, wire wrapping and weaving, and chain maille.

 

 

Fascinated by geology and gems or love looking at nature’s beautiful gifts?

 

 

 

 

Our mission is simply to provide a gathering place, forum and network to promote lapidary and related arts. The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club welcomes members from the counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and beyond.

 

 

 

 

The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club was founded in 1975 when area rockhounds decided to organize and share their knowledge and skills. The Club now has more than 100 active members from throughout the region. Classes are offered in the club’s fully-equipped workshop throughout the year. Each class is taught by a skilled volunteer who is a club member. Classes are held in 8-week increments, with additional “pop-up” classes available as demand and opportunity occur.

 

 

A    Sampling    of    Classes:

 

 

 

 

Fees for the classes range from $35 to $65. Open workshop times are also available for a fee to members who have demonstrated experience with the tools and equipment. The monthly general membership meeting is held on the fourth Sunday of the month. Because of COVID, meetings are currently held via Zoom (remote presence via computer). When possible, the club will return to its former gathering place at the White City Methodist Church on Midway Road (opposite Nelson Family Farms) in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club benefits The Bob and Ruth Young Memorial Scholarship for a student at Indian River State College.

 

 

More information about the club and the show: 

http://www.slcrockandgem.org

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/slcrockandgemclub)

Call:    772-462-6597

 

Thanks to Moira Lynn Mefein for providing much of this information!

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

2nd Street Art’s Opening Reception On Friday, April 16 Features Original Creations From 12 Artists. Put Your Name In For The Special Rickie Report Reader’s Free Raffle Drawing

Where should you look first at 2nd Street Art in Fort Pierce?  We’re not sure, but The Rickie Report knows there is a lot to look at!  The Friday Art Walk on April 16, offers you a glimpse of what Janet Bird Fuller and Diane Concepcion, co-owners of 2nd Street Art, offer. Check the schedule for Third Thursday (Ladies Night) as a different artist teaches a new project each month. 2nd Street Art has a classroom with a full line-up of instruction in mosaics, stained glass, painting lessons and mixed media collage. The Gallery of 12 artists has cards, jewelry and magnets for souvenir and gift shoppers.  Special Announcement: For April’s Art Walk, the Gallery invites Rickie Report readers to enter in a raffle for a painting by Joe Young, who will be joining the Gallery as the Featured Artist at the May Art Walk (May 21). April’s Art Walk includes ‘Spring Cleaning’ as the artists will provide a selection of art at reduced prices! Help make way for new art!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek from each of the artists.

 

 

 

FRIDAY     ART    WALK:

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

5 – 8 PM

Put your name in for Joe Young’s art raffle

Special  April Art  Sale!

 

 

 131 B 2nd Street    Fort Pierce, FL

GALLERY HOURS:  Tuesday thru Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

(and often opens on Sunday Noon  -4 pm)

 

 

FaceBook.com/2ndStreet Art  

Instagram @2ndStreetartfp  

 

 

Call:      772.519.3760    or    732.804.4715

 

 

 

 

 

Janet Bird Fuller and Diane Concepcion, co-owners of 2nd Street Art feature the work of local artists in vibrant downtown Ft Pierce. They exhibit a carefully curated mix of highly talented artists who excel in many mediums.  What can you see?  A former mouse track that looks like a mouse; collage artwork using clock faces; stained glass lamps and wall hangings; bon-mots created with mixed media collage; mosaics of all sizes; original works of art painted in acrylics and in oils; small gift items; and so much more!  

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS:

 

 

 

Danielle Biglin

 

Painting by Danielle Biglin

 

This South Florida artist has evolved her painting from watercolor landscapes to oil and gouache. Danielle Biglin now paints portraits and mundane items such as sardines, bananas and her morning cup of coffee, bringing life the ordinary.

 

 

David Bolinsky

 

 

Painting by Dave Bolinsky

 

An Oklahoma native, now a Florida flight instructor paints in oils. David’s topics are the unique local landscape and landmarks, specializing in realism.

 

 

Diane Concepcion

 

 

Commissioned mosaic by Diane Concepcion

 

Diane Concepcion is a mosaic artist who uses glass, tile, china, and other found items to make mosaic art and jewelry.  Whether it is purely for art’s sake or for functionality, she uses a variety of style and techniques in her mosaics.  Diane gives classes at 2nd Street Art and is also available for commissions.

 

 

Patsy Disney 

 

Painting by Patsy Disney

 

Patsy Disney’s multi-media artwork expresses her love of flowers. She uses vintage love letters, maps, books and other ephemera with delightful results.

 

 

Janet Bird Fuller

 

 

“Off The Hook” Steam Punk creation with recycled materials by Janet Bird Fuller

 

Janet Bird Fuller is a 3D, steam punk & industrial assemblage artist who creates all of her work from found objects  and reclaimed material (often found in curbside trash).  Her specialty is STEAMPUNK, a form of Victorian science fiction and fantasy that speculates, “What would the past look like if the future had happened sooner?”  It involves contraptions constructed from lots of gears, gadgets and gizmos.

 

 

Laura Kinnemon 

 

Collage using watch faces and other memorabilia by Laura Kinnemon

 

 

Working in collage and assemblage, Laura Kinnemon’s take on portraits and animals, using found items in such a different way, is unique. Each individual item tells a story, and contributes to the final piece.

 

Teala Krapfl 

 

 

“El Guacamole” by Teala Krapfl

 

 

Teala Krapfl paints in oils and also draws using graphite on paper. She tries to bring a nostalgic feel to her art, to give the a sense that her characters have lived. They feel familiar and inviting, but there’s some room left for the viewer to fill in their story.

 

Yolanda Luce

 

 

Scene painted by Yolanda Luce

 

 

Yolanda Luce’s art is driven by her faith, her family and love of photography, music and travel. Each painting is a moment in time, snapped in her mind’s eye.

 

 

Doc McKinney

 

Beach Scene by Doc McKinney

 

Ft. Pierce native, Doc, tells the story of his life (car racing, surfing) and of his town. The beach, the racetrack, his travels and the history of Ft Pierce are all elegantly portrayed in his paintings.

 

 

 

Sheila Parcell

 

Artwork by Sheila Parcell

 

 

Sheila Parcell is a native Floridian, who uses mixed media to reflect her deep faith in honoring the messy nature of being human and being woman. Her intent is to use her art (and humor) to lift women up.

 

 

 

Rita Polizzi

 

Painting on board by Rita Polizzi

 

 

Rita Polizzi is an acrylic painter who captures the tropical landscapes and diverse wildlife of the Treasure Coast. Working both on canvas and reclaimed wood, her paintings have a realistic style with a hint of whimsy.

 

 

 

Diane Stark Kennedy

 

 

 

Stained Glass Objects by Diane Stark Kennedy

 

Diane Stark Kennedy creates original design glass panels, lamps, suncatchers and boxes. She is ‘Naturally Inspired’ (the apropos name of her business) by the wealth of sea life and wildlife in Florida.

 

 

 

Lora Yakimov

 

 

Sculpture by Lora Yakimov

 

 

Lora Yakimov casts and welds pewter sea life into 3-D freestanding and wall sculptures. The transparency of her unique fossil figures symbolize the twin truths of outer decay and simultaneous inner renewal. “…for the things which are seen are temporal, but the unseen is eternal”

 

“Balloons in Water” by Lori Yakimov

 

Lora Yakimov uses the symbolism of playful balloons as a metaphor for life (fragile transparent spheres filled with breath, water, light and color)

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The 2nd Street Gallery

131 B 2nd Street    Fort Pierce, FL

Open Tuesday thru Saturday 11-5 pm

(and often opens on Sunday 12-4 pm)

FaceBook.com/2ndStreet Art 

and on Instagram @2ndStreetartfp  

CALL:    772.519.3760    or    732.804.4715

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Debbie Kashdan’s Lapidary And Silver Metal Creations Showcase A Lifetime Of Creativity Bringing Her Medical Background To Wearable Art. Announcing Valentine’s Day Special Plus Cabochon Clasps For Jewelry Makers

When you see Debbie Kashdan‘s one-of-a-kind silversmith or lapidary wearable-art pieces, you instinctively know that years of creative commitment are shining through!  Her fingers went from childhood designs to caring for people as a surgical Physician’s Assistant both in the US and abroad. Her jewelry seen at EarthlyTreasuresbyDK are a composite of her medical and lapidary training!  The Rickie Report shares an inspiring conversation with Debbie and some sneak peeks of her jewelry pieces.  Debbie is offering a Special for Valentine’s Day which is around the corner!  Debbie also sells cabochons and unique box clasps with stones for jewelry artists.  Custom orders are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP  NOW

 

 

 

 

One-of-A-Kind Necklaces by Debbie Kashdan using Lapidary and Silversmith techniques

 

 

TRR: Please tell us the intriguing story of childhood creativity. 

DK:

 

I have always liked to work with my hands to make things. I can recall as a small child, collecting acorns in the fall and making dolls with acorns and toothpicks. I learned from friends and relatives to knit and crochet and sew, and instead of playing with my dolls, I knit sweaters for them. I have always enjoyed being a doer rather than an observer. I began studying the flute in elementary school and, later on, I took up the cello also. Even now, though I greatly admire and enjoy musical performances, l prefer playing music to listening to it, (though generally frustrated by my inability to emulate the musicians I so admire.) And when the case cover of my cello became tattered, I became probably the only cellist in Florida with a cello case matching my kitchen upholstery!

 


One-of-A-Kind Handmade necklaces by Debbie Kashdan

 

 

TRR:  How did your medical career dovetail with this creative ingenuity?

DK:

I followed in the footsteps of my father, a physician, into the medical field and for more than 30 years worked as a physician assistant. My first position after PA School was as a surgical PA. I found that I enjoyed both the technical and intellectual skills of surgery. I subsequently got more into the internal medicine side of things, but, throughout various positions, my physician-employer almost always delegated any technical or surgical or wound care procedures to me. 

 

 

In 1994 I spent a year in Kenya as medical director at a rural outpatient clinic, with few facilities and myriad challenges. This experience, among  many other things, stretched my ability to find creative solutions to problems with only limited available resources.  

 

 

 

 

One-of-A-Kind Earrings by Debbie Kashdan


TRR:  How did you shift your interests once you retired?

DK:

 

After returning to the US in 1995, I resumed working as a PA in Florida, retiring in 2012. Needing to find creative outlets and keep my hands busy, I joined a local orchestra and I also took an introductory course in beading. The beading, again utilized some of the technical skills I learned in surgery.  Then I decided to try silversmithing and enrolled in the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Encouraged by my first teacher, the unforgettable Don Dietz, I learned not only the basic skills of a silversmith, but also learned to cut stone cabochons.  At this point I was hooked.  Since that time I have been working in my home studio and have taken additional instruction at the Armory Art School, William Holland School of Lapidary Science and Jewelry Arts in Georgia, and of course, online.  

 

One-of-A-Kind handmade Bracelets by Debbie Kashdan

 

 

 

TRR:  How do you envision ordinary objects into wearable art pieces which may come from family heirlooms?

DK:

 

 I am always working on improving my skills to come up with creative solutions.  Several years ago, looking for a cost effective source of metals, and  also to repurpose outdated materials, I created many pieces of jewelry using metal up-cycled from vintage silver plated brass or copper trays. Presently, I am working mostly with sterling silver and semiprecious stone cabochons which I cut and polish in my shop. I am trying to incorporated some precious stones and a little gold into my work now, which has necessitated my learning to fabricate the delicate settings which such work entails.  As everything, it is a work in progress! 

 

 

Although I enjoy the technical challenges in crafting jewelry, I am also fascinated by the multitudes of ways jewelry making has increased my appreciation of the beauty of the  metals and stones I have learned about and worked with. My joy is enhanced by providing people with wearable art which they feel adds a measure of beauty to their lives. Best of all is when I work collaboratively with customers to create unique one-of-a-kind pieces.  Creating wearable art has been a labor of love.

 

 

 

One-of-A-Kind Cabochon Clasps and Polished Cabochons

 

 

TRR:  How do you collaborate with other jewelers

DK:

 

My children joke that I have come a long way from stringing soybeans to creating unique wearable art!  In addition to fabrication of metal jewelry, I cut and polish designer cabochons for use by other jewelry artists in their work, and also make unique 3-strand  box clasps utilizing some of the stone cabochons.  

 

 

TRR:  How do you network with other creatives?  Do you offer classes?

DK:

I am a member of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, and have taught some introductory silver-smithing courses both at their shop in Lake Worth, and also at Betty Wilson’s Craft Gallery.  Pre-Covid, I offered one-on-one teaching in my studio.  I currently belong to several FB Jewelry and Lapidary Groups, including  Aspiring Metalsmiths, Sisterhood of Metalsmiths. 

One-of-A-Kind Rings by Debbie Kashdan

 

 

TRR:   Where can we find your one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art?  

DK:

The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach has some of my pieces. Contact Betty Wilson for gallery information: 561.762.8162.  I also sell out of my studio and take payment by credit card or PayPal.  I am more than happy to take commissions and welcome custom orders.

 

For more information about Deborah’s jewelry:

Earthlytreasuresbydk.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Chances For Art” Raffle Sale Ends October 20 – Buy Your Tickets Now For This FUNdraiser

You can win an original piece of fine art, handcrafted jewelry, or a fused glass class for two with a $20 purchase!  The Martin Artisans Guild is offering a “Chances For Art” Raffle to help artists who have been adversely impacted by the Covid19 pandemic and to help defray the costs of the upcoming 2021 Martin County Open Studio Tour.  You choose which artwork you want to put your raffle ticket on!  Some of the artwork will be on view at: Gilt Complex, Kling Gallery, Palm Room, Red Barn Furniture, and Stuart Art Supply.  The drawing takes place on October 25, 2020.  Purchase tickets in person or via the MAG website.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and sneak peeks here.  The LAST DAY to BUY tickets is Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

 

 

 

 

PURCHASE TICKETS:

https://mcost.org/chances-for-art

For more information or details contact: MalloBisset@gmail.com

 

 

ALL artwork is ready to hang.   Most artwork includes shipping!

 

 

VIEW  ARTWORKS AT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Martin Artisans Guild Members Are Offering Original Fine Art, Jewelry, And Glass Fusion Class In “Chances For Art” Raffle To Support Artists. $20 Raffle Ticket Purchase Can Be Designated To A Specific Offering. This Sale Is Open To The Public And Ends On October 25,2020

Imagine winning an original piece of fine art, handcrafted jewelry, or a fuse glass class for two with a $20 purchase!  The Martin Artisans Guild is offering a “Chances For Art” Raffle to help artists who have been adversely impacted by the Covid19 pandemic and to help defray the costs of the upcoming 2021 Martin County Open Studio Tour.   You choose which artwork you want to put your raffle ticket on!  Some of the artwork will be on view at: Gilt Complex, Kling Gallery, Palm Room, Red Barn Furniture, and Stuart Art Supply.  The drawing takes place on October 25, 2020.  Purchase tickets in person or via the MAG website.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and sneak peeks here.  What an invigorating way to kick off the next Palm Room Art Exhibition Opening on Wednesday, September 2, 2020!

 

 

 

 

 

PURCHASE TICKETS:

https://mcost.org/chances-for-art

For more information or details contact: MalloBisset@gmail.com

 

 

ALL artwork is ready to hang.   Most artwork includes shipping!

 

 

VIEW  ARTWORKS AT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

WITVA Auction, Open To The Public, Offering Blimp Ride, Golf Packages, Artwork. On-Line Bidding Opens Now~!

Join the Women in the Visual Arts 30th Annual Year of Giving Luncheon’s Silent Auction and help reach their goal of $7500. for High School and College Graduate art scholarships.  Beginning NOW until February 6 you can bid on-line for a Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2, multiple golf packages, and artwork!  Everyone is invited to make reservation for the Luncheon on February 9 to get the final tallies.The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t think of a better way to put the FUN into a FUNdraiser!   Kudos to WITVA’s leadership to  bringing this to the public!

 

 

 

 

 

30th  YEAR

CELEBRATION  OF   GIVING

Your support to this event will enable WITVA to continue our important work to foster local talent, allowing merit and need based students to pursue their education in the Fine Arts. 

 

Join us for the fun LIVE!

The celebration luncheon is on February 9th, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

For more information, email WITVALuncheon@gmail.com with your contact information.

WITVA Online Silent Auction:

 

Details you need to know:

 – The auction can be found here: https://www.32auctions.com/WITVA

 – This online auction will be open for bidding until February 6, 11:45 pm. 

– Then winning online bids will be transferred to the live silent auction at the luncheon on February 9th. 

– If you have the winning online bid, you will be asked to participate in person (if attending) or by proxy (via phone) in the live silent auction. 

 – If your bid is the highest, YOU WIN!

– Winning bidder information will be collected at the end of the live silent auction and instructions provided on how to claim the winning item. 

– Bid payment can be made by either credit card or check at the event or credit card upon notification. 

– If shipping is necessary, the winning bidder will be responsible for shipping costs.

 

 

Items up for auction include:

 

 

1 -Blimp Ride for 2

 

 

 

 

This is a ride for 2 persons from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Pompano Beach Base on Wingfoot One. 

Launched in 2014, Wingfoot One has adorned the skies between Orlando and Miami capturing the wonder of South Florida. Based in Pompano Beach, Florida, and named aptly for the company’s trademark, this blimp ride for two will take you where few have gone before. Get a true bird’s eye view of the beautiful coastline while soaring at an approximate speed of 35mph and experiencing an adventure like you never thought possible.

Blimp riders must comply with Goodyear’s passenger guidelines and passenger waiver before riding on the blimp.

 

 

 

2 – Boca Raton Resort and Club Stay & Golf Package

 

 

 

Boca Raton Resort Golf Description:
This item is for a 3 day, 2 night stay in Cloister estate room including one round of golf for 4.
ARV: $2,500

Located next to the intracoastal waterway and just a few steps from the stunning south Florida coastline, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, is your luxurious home away from home. The two award winning golf courses offer a golfer’s perfect outing featuring signature water features and challenging turf.

 

 

3 – Broken Sound Country Club Golf Package, Boca Raton Florida

 

 

Broken Sound Golf Description:
This item is a 4 person golf package and 4 person lunch at the Broken Sound club.
ARV: $600

Tee off on one of South Florida’s premier golf courses with a twosome of golf and lunch at Broken Sound Country Club. This club has two signature golf courses that are GEO Certified (the international mark of sustainability assurance of the Golf Environment Organization) and Audubon Sanctuary Certified.

 

 

 

4 – Golf package for two at Bocaire Club, Boca Raton

 

 

Bocaire Golf Package:
This item is for a foursome golf package with carts.
ARV: $400

Recently redesigned by Kipp Schulties, the Bocaire Club (located in Boca Raton) course is known for including: beauty; variety in holes of the same par; thought provoking green complexes; limited forced carries for the developing players while creating a 7,000 yard all-you-can-handle championship golf experience from the back tees. 

 

 

 

5 – Oil painting by Tim Foreman

 

“Barefoot beach Fog” by Tim Foreman

 

 

This item is a framed 11×14 oil painting.

This is a gorgeous oil painting of a tropical seaside. Tim Foreman’s painting process begins with observing the beauty of nature. Painting in layers with both knife and brush, he creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us.

 

 

6 – Private Wine Class for 20

 

 

 

 

This item is a private wine class for 20 hosted at Total Wine & More. 

Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Taste a variety of our premium, hand-selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. Your guests will enjoy a tour of the land and learn about the famed appellations and grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable. One of our wine experts will be on hand to present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hour tasting, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Total Wine & More will provide all necessary stemware and educational handouts for tasting notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

The Artist’s Eye Gallery And Boutique In Lake Worth Announce Two Free Exhibits In February And A Call To Artists For Their Show In March

The Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique will present “Artistic Perceptions”, it’s latest judged show in their “Eye-Catching Season of Art” series.  The public is invited to this free exhibit’s Opening Reception on February 1st.  The Exhibit is available from January 29 through February 24. How do you think about something using one of your senses?  Come into the Gallery to note YOUR   perception of each piece and  cast your ballot for the People’s Choice Award!  Stop by the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival on February 23-24 and enjoy the Gallery’s special OUTDOOR SHOW! The CALL to ARTISTS for “A Spectacle of Art” is open to all artists.  The Rickie Report shares all the details here.

 

 

 

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.8666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

 

“Artistic    Perceptions”    

Opening   Reception:  

Friday,  February 1, 2019

    6 – 8 PM  

 

Exhibit is available from January 29 through February 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake  Worth  Street  Painting  Festival

Saturday, February 23

&

Sunday, February 24

10 am to 5 pm

 

 

 

 

You’re invited to our special OUTDOOR ART SHOW, Artist’s Eye “On The Alley” during the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, Saturday, February 23rd & Sunday, February 24th from 10 am to 5 pm. We are located at 604 Lucerne Ave, (Lucerne and L Street) right in the midst of the festival. While you are there, we welcome you inside our Gallery too, to see the art in our latest judged fine art show Artistic Perceptions”and to shop in our Boutique for unique items created by our artists!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A CALL TO ARTISTS!

 “A Spectacle of Art”  

Exhibit runs February 26 – March 30

An invitation to exhibit your work in our last OPEN SHOW of the season. This is a judged show, with cash and ribbon prizes for First, Second, Third & Honorable Mention. The people decide on the last prize, The People’s Choice Award, which gains the winner a ribbon and artist to show the work again in the next show for free. Entry Fee is $30. for the first piece and $15. each additional up to five pieces. Please go to the web site lwartleague.org to review the rules for participation and framing requirements. Take-in is from 10am to 2pm, on Monday, February 25, 2019. Opening Reception, Friday, March1, from 6 to 8 pm. Take-down is Monday, April 1, 2019 from10am to 2pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites Public To 30th Annual Celebration Of Giving On February 9. Enjoy Lunch, Boutique, Raffles And Auctions To Benefit Art Scholarships

Women in The Visual Arts (WITVA) invites the public to their 30th Annual Celebration of Giving on Saturday, February 9th at the Boca Beach Club at the Boca Raton Hotel.  Spend the day learning to design and create a special project to take home with you, enjoy an elegant luncheon, shop at the artists’ boutique filled with handcrafted works, and participate in prize raffles and auctions.  Among this year’s prizes: a Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2, a wine tasting party for 20, golf and hotel stays, and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details about the luncheon as well as how artists can become more involved in this worthwhile art networking organization. WITVA is a 30-year-old South Florida, all volunteer, non-profit (501(C)3) organization of professional women artists supporting visual arts in the community by sponsoring student art exhibits, awards and scholarships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU   ARE   INVITED

SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY  9, 2019

10 am – 2 pm

30th  YEAR

CELEBRATION  OF   GIVING

Boca Beach Club at the Boca Raton Hotel

Make your reservation:

 WITVALuncheon@gmail.com 

 

Your support to this event will enable WITVA to continue our important work to foster local talent, allowing merit and need based students to pursue their education in the Fine Arts. 

All of the proceeds of this event go to Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. a non-profit  501C3 organization, raising funds for High School and College Graduate Art Scholarships. We recognize and celebrate the important artistic work undertaken by our young art students, giving them confidence and empowerment to continue in the field of art. 

 

 

 

WITVA Art Scholarship Recipients 

 

 

 

The February 9th luncheon funds the WITVA Spring Celebration of High School Art to be held in March.  Since 1997, WITVA has invited art students from Palm Beach County public high schools to participate. The prize money and awards are funded by WITVA’s Scholarship Fund, The Irving B. Kahn Foundation, and Delray Buick GMC, and WITVA members, and private donors. An Awards Reception is held for the exhibitors and the teachers on the final day of the exhibit. WITVA recognizes that the teachers are the key to student success and thank them with appreciation certificates.

 

 

 

 

WITVA Members

 

 

 

 

In addition to our scholarship programs, Women in the Visual Arts, Inc., has been offering varied workshops and exhibits to artists of South Florida and the general community.  We donate art to non-profit organizations through our HospitalArt program.  We are always seeing new members, to add to our greater artistic abundance. Our mission is to bring art to artists and art enthusiasts while creating a warm, social space for like-minded members who share their friendship and creative lives with each other. 

 

WITVA Members HospitalArt Group

 

 

Our programs provide a network for professional and non-professional artists. These programs include: 
  • Monthly open meetings with art demonstrations and workshops
  • Social gatherings and excursions
  • Juried and non-juried member’s exhibits
  • Monthly newsletters and timely information about our artists and art happenings in South Florida
  • Fundraising and scholarship programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
Current Happenings:
  • “Artistic Inspiration” Member Show  at the Coral Springs Museum now until January 7, 2019.
  • Lilly Pulitzer Shop and Share Event at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall on December 18th. 
  • “Resolutions” Open Show at South Side Cultural Arts Center from January 12 – March 15, 2019
  • Jury Event – January 16th, 2019
  • …and much more. 
Jury information:
Juried exhibitions for our Artist Members are held in a variety of venues throughout the year. At least two of our shows are open to all South Florida artists over the age of 18, and includes both men and women. The categories are:
……Two dimensional (painting, mixed media, printmaking)
….. Three-dimensional sculpture
….. Photography
….. Jewelry / Wearables (fine arts only, no crafts)
If you would like to become a juried member and show with us, please go to our website (www.witva.org) and follow the instructions on the member tab.

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Stunning Art, Unique Gifts Fill Downtown Delray Beach At 19th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival November 24 – 25

Skip the Back Friday lines and enjoy a beautiful stroll outside during the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival.  The free, 2 day event takes place November 24-25.  Joining the fun this year is Howard Alan Events’ newest addition, the Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the unique functional and decorative art pieces you can make your own!

 

 

 

 

 

19th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

 

 

Saturday & Sunday

November 24  and  25

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Navigation Address:

401 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444​

Free and open to the public

 

Naples artist Alina Eydelia uses environmentally-friendly, farmed and harvested butterfly wings, acrylics and oils to create eye-catching artistry.

 

 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, the nation’s top art festival producer, life-sized and displayable sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are arranged, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike.

 

 

MD metal artist Josef Belchatovski brings his intricately hand-fused sculpture to the art festival.

 

The outdoor, pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.

 

 

 

 

GA mixed-media artist Diana Aherens uses oil, acrylic, and metal, combined with a palette knife and incorporating cold and hot kiln-fired glass to create multi-dimentional, vibrant wall art

 

 

 

The Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™ includes a mini festival- within-a-festival with a dedicated area of booths offering information and demonstrations on current health and medical practices, sustainable energy alternatives, organic foods, homeopathic treatments, state-of-the-art exercise equipment and other vendors dedicated to providing tools for healthy living.

 

 

Texas couple Dan and Nisha Ferguson explore the fantastical in their colorful sculptures.

 

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

150 artists from throughout Florida and the United States

Prices set to suit all budgets

All artists are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

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

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.: ​​​​​​

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

 

 

 

About FPL SolarNow™:

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

 

 

 

For additional information on the Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Lake Worth Art League Announces An “Eye Catching Season Of Art” At Artist’s Eye Gallery Boutique. Now Accepting Work From ALL Artists, Emerging To Professional!

Artist’s Eye Gallery Boutique, the home of the Lake Worth Art League, announces its season kick off with the exhibit, “Feast Your Eyes”.  The Opening Reception on Friday, October 5th is free and open to the public.  The Gallery is also sending a Call to ALL artists, from emerging to professionally established, to join this encouraging environment.  In addition to eight new judged exhibits throughout the season, visitors can browse the boutique.   Meet the artists who happen to live locally, and are nationally and internationally recognized!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a peek at some of the art.  A new group of artist-leaders is bringing positive changes to Lake Worth’s art scene!

 

 

 

 

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

 

“F  e  a  s  t       Y o  u r        E   y  e  s”    

Opening  Reception:  

Friday,  October 5th

    6 – 8 PM  

Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The League is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines.  More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show!

 

Become a member for just $75. per year and you have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” exhibits. Each show is judged by a qualified judge who  is not affiliated with the League. We offer cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners. We also have a “Peoples Choice” award where the public is the judge! Entry fee for each show is $20. For first entry and $10. For each additional piece.  Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry. The League retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public. A reception with light refreshment is held for each show. All shows are advertised.

Membership offers meetings, discounted classes, social events and the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique.

Still skeptical?

We offer two open shows per year, where you do not have to be a member to participate; with just a slightly higher entry fee, ($30. first entry, $15 each additional). Please go to lwartleague.org to view the rules for exhibition.

Take-in for these two open shows: “Visions” show, Mon. Oct 29 and our “Spectacle of Art” show, Mon. Feb. 25. Take-in is 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986