The Avenue® Viera Welcomes First Fall Craft Festival On October 14th – 15th

Metal sculptures, homemade dips and sauces, one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-painted clothing and more artisan creations will once again fill The Avenue® Viera from October 14 – 15 during the Fall return of The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival. The free, outdoor event brings together the state’s top craft artisans to the popular lifestyle shopping center for a two day, made-in-the-USA artistic celebration.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

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The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

10 am – 5 pm Both days

 

2261 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940

Free and open to the public

 

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Presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), Florida’s longest established craft festival producer, unique and affordable arts and crafts will be showcased in the open-air, pedestrian friendly setting. The craft festival is pet friendly for leashed animals, and includes a full greenmarket of live plants, handmade soaps, delicious edibles and more. Leather works, customized collectibles, practical and whimsical works of all price ranges will be available for purchase. Each artisan is on-site during the entire festival, allowing patrons to meet and to discover the techniques and inspirations behind each piece as they sample and shop from the gallery-style booths.

 

Rita Beard  “Salt Run”

 

 

“We are thrilled to bring the craft festival back this fall to The Avenue® Viera,” says the Center’s General Manager Scott McCarthy. “The high-quality, artisan-created works serve as a wonderful complement to the Center’s own dynamic mix of local and premier retail offerings. It also serves as a wonderful, family-friendly event for our local community to enjoy.”

 

Carol Smith  Sea Glass and Metal

 

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• Juried outdoor craft showcase
• Original crafts – Handmade in America
• Unique and affordable gift items
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $15 to $3,000
• Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
• All crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media: including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
• Green Market – exotic live plants, handmade soaps, savory dips, and gourmet sauces

 

 

Scott Buford Green Market

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the state’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Key Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Venice Art Festival and Craft shows (Venice, FL). The group’s founders personally select unique, culturally rich cities and towns 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 Avenue® Viera Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Free Admission And Parking For Wellington Art Fest On The Green Offering Fine Art, Fine Crafts And Activities

The 11th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society brings new artists, both nationally acclaimed and local. Everyone is invited to stop by on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th. The show’s profits  go to the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Programs. Art Fest on the Green features artists, live music, demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater. The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

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INVITES  YOU  TO:

 

 

11th Annual Art Fest on the Green in Wellington

 

Saturday, January 28  9am-5pm

Sunday,  January 29 10am – 4pm

Wellington Amphitheater

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL

FREE ADMISSION      FREE PARKING

 

 

 

 

 

This juried fine art and fine craft show will feature artists from around the country showing their original artwork across many mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, leather, glass, mixed media, and photography. Many artists will be working on site. The juried fine artists participating in the festival were chosen for their creativity, mastery of the technique, and degree of excellence. Also, this year several artists will be presenting their latest art works exclusively at the Show, offering originals and limited editions for sale.

 

 

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Painting by Len Jagoda

 

Len Jagoda, elected member of the American Artists Professional League and Juried member of the American Academy of Equine Artists, will unveil his recently completed commissioned painting of “American Pharaoh “’ www.backstretchstudio.com

 

 

 

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Raku Vessel by Barbara Powell

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Deborah LaFogg

 

 

Deborah La Fogg, award winning nature/animal artist recently won Best in Show at the National Park Art Exhibition and awards at the 16th annual Pastel 100 Competition. The artist will present her most recent work ” Three Amigos”. www.lafogg.com

 

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Cherry Amber Pendant by Cahue

 

Illustrator, educator, and award winning artist and top Art Show favorite, Laurie Snow Hein will feature her most recent oil paintings of the Southern Landscape-alive with sparkling light and vibrant color. Laurie’s work is published and licensed worldwide. www.lauriesnowhein.com

 

 

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Loopy Sculpture by Sorge

 

 

Children will have a great time creating their own work of art to take home at the Children’s Art Activity Tent. Live acoustic music featuring everyone’s favorite tunes will be performed by Bobby G. and his musician friends during the Show. Food trucks will be on site offering a variety of delicious food.

 

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“Many Waters” 3D artwork by Lynn Doyle

 

 

 

For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

The Wellington Art Society, a 501 c3 charitable organization, has over 100 members- artists and art enthusiasts. WAS provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art. Proceeds from Art Fest help fund the Wellington Art Society’s scholarship awards program and other art outreach programs.

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

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Celebrate The New Years Eve Weekend At The Delray Marketplace Art & Crafts Festival

The Delray Marketplace is a shopping, dining, and entertainment hub in West Delray Beach. The Delray Marketplace Art & Crafts Festival will take place on Friday, December 30th and Saturday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve). Over 100 fine artists and crafters will line the streets in a gallery-style outdoor festival.  Come visit this booming location to shop unique handcrafted art and craft items from a collection of the top crafters in the country. This is a “Can’t Miss” event and it is a great way to celebrate the New Year. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks with three artists: Santiago Perez, Edward Werb, Michael & Cynthia Smith.

 

 

 

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The Delray Marketplace New Year’s Art & Craft Festival

 

Friday, December 30, 2016

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 31, 2016

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

14851 Lyons Road in Delray Beach, FL

Free Admission

 

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 glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

Santiago Perez
Painting

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Painting by Santiago Perez

 

 

Santiago Perez is a representational visual artist depicting the beauty, drama, and tragedy of life using primarily narrative figurative art. He strives to depict emotion, romanticism and realism in different mediums but primarily oil. His works aim to tell a story of inspiration and hope.
  The richness and translucency of colors achieved through multi-layered glazing techniques is what gives his works captivating and life like qualities.     http://www.santiagoperezart.com

 

 

 

 

Edward Werb
Jewelry
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Edward’s handmade dichroic glass jewelry pieces are one of kind. Items are fused 3 times in a kiln and cold worked to ensure the highest quality possible. No casts, molds, kits, or decals are utilized.
Contact Edward at ewerb7@yahoo.com for more details and information on his jewelry.

 

 

Michael & Cynthia Smith
Mixed Media

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From bottles to a Botanical by Michael & Cynthia Smith

 

 

Recycled art! Tropical decor fashioned from recycled fence posts and wood, beautiful botanicals created from recycled plastic bottles. Totally GREEN!  For more details and information email Michael & Cynthia Smith at
bottlestobotanicals@gmail.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 Delray Marketplace New Year’s Weekend Art & Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors 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    The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com      561-537-0291

 

 

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!

 

 

SPECIAL  EVENT  TO  BENEFIT  

MACARTHUR  BEACH  STATE  PARK

 

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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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FabFinds

 

 

“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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Celebrate The Arts In Delray Beach October 29 and 30th At 3rd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival

The Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival returns October 29th and October 30th with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. Enjoy this two-day outdoor juried  fair showcasing a full spectrum of art and craft media. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces you to Joseph Ferris (metal), Finny Lazarus ( one-of-a-kind jewelry) and Ira & Sue Lances (wearable art).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual Delray Marketplace

Art & Craft Festival

 

 

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
10:00 am  – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

14851 Lyons Road in Delray Beach, FL

 

 

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 artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Full spectrum 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
  • Free art giveaway
  • Free admission

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

 

Joseph Ferris
Metal Art

 http://www.artisticweld.com

 

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

Joseph first began working with metal in 7th and 8th grades during metal shop classes in school. Instantly his talents were recognized. His instructor encouraged him to enter the Michigan State Industrial Arts competition with a custom designed three-piece table set, which he built from hand formed steel. He did so, placing First in the Regional Competition and went on to place Second in the State competition. In High School, Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill reached new and exciting levels. 
Joseph went on to Western Michigan University taking on heavy class loads of drawing and industrial design courses along with a strong emphases in physics, mathematical theory and equations which he uses daily in the creation of his art.

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

 

These early experiences and training created the foundation which led Joseph to become the successful artist that he is today. Joseph has received numerous awards from prestigious art shows around the United States. He has been commissioned to do indoor and outdoor large metal sculptures as well as unique custom metal wall art and custom sculptural furniture for Private Collections, Corporate Buildings and Galleries. 
Joseph utilizes a variety of metals and materials to create unique and unusual metal sculptures and sculptural metal wall art. Living in Florida has brought to his work the use of color, which he incorporates in his already exciting pieces.

Finny Lazarus
Jewelry

 http://finnysjewelhouse.yolasite.com

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

Finny is an exhibitor with jewelry including cut, drilled, and set gemstones, SouthSea & Freshwater pearls, hand knotted 14k gold and sterling silver. All pieces are one-of-a-kind. Finny has participated in many of Howard Alan Events’ art festivals, and her booth is very popular with returning clients!  Finny’s wearable art will become your family’s heirlooms to treasure.

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

 

Ira & Sue Lances
Fiber

Ira & Sue Lances of Staten Island, New York began making wearable art back in 1980. As the items became more artsy, Ira & Sue felt the need to start selling their one of a kind jackets and scarves at Arts & Craft shows throughout the country.  At many of the venues they have been awarded as recipients of many awards for their unique designs. At this time, the Lances are looking forward to sharing their one of a kind fabrics using several techniques. One of the techniques is called Handmade Chenille this process leaves us with a fabric which is reversible.  

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

The fabric is made at the singer machine and it includes 4 layers of rayon fabrics, stitching them together then coming back and cutting thru 3 of the layers leaving one tone layer, which is the lining.  Another technique, Lace Chenille, is a process in which they start out with threads, fine cording and by recycling the scraps of rayon from the reversible jackets. They take the fibers and stitch them together, offering an open webbed or lace-like look to.

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

 

 

Working in Appliqué technique is very lightweight and sometimes done on a sheer fabric.  Thin strips of rayon are sometimes edged using the pearl stitch machine while manipulating the fabrics to create a design they are appliquéd onto. All of the jackets and scarves have lots of color and texture and can be worn day into evening.  Everything created by Ira Lances is also machine-washable and dribble too!  If you are interested in pieces, pricing or are thinking of having a customized piece just contact us for further details.

 

 

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 Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors 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

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Features Original Handmade Crafts, Functional Art And Unique Gift Items

The 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair returns October 15 – 16, 2016, with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. This two-day juried craft showcase will feature diverse craft media and styles with broad appeal. The prices will be suitable to all budgets and range from as little as $3 to $3,000. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibitors, present for the duration of the festival, will line Osceola Street in Downtown. They welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and creative process. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs. The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the nationally award winning artists in attendance: Karen Massengill, Joni Berte and  Stephanie Pollack.

 

 

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17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

October 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

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

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

Free and open to the public

 

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  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

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.

 

Original Handmade Crafts – Functional Art – Affordable Prices – Unique Gift Items

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

Karen Massengill
Palm City, Florida
Painting

 

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Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

When she was very young, Karen knew she wanted to be a painter. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world, which is where she was inspired. She earned a BA at  Florida State University, but was sidetracked by the demands of family and the steady income of a nursing career. Her husband’s sudden death in 1995 changed everything. At first a distraction from grief, painting and the childhood dream of being an artist reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world-class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and many others.

 Karen has achieved great success on the art show circuit, winning numerous show awards and being selected as show poster artist five times.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

Her painting “Summer Light” appeared on the cover of the Summer,1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors bestowed on her work include Birds in Art (four times) in both watercolor and oil Arts for the Parks with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200, signature status with both the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations. Recently, teaching workshops and private lessons has become a enjoyable extension of her career.  Visit http://www.karenleffelmassengill.com/ for more information.

 

 

 

Joni Berte
Jewelry
Jensen Beach, Florida

 

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Day of the Dead design by Joni Berte

 

“I believe that 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 (Lines & Micro-Dots) that is the hallmark of my pieces. 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”. 

 

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Art by Joni Berte

 

“I am currently working on Steam-Punk Masks, Mixed Media Assemblage Art, and Personal Shrines. 
 
Contact me via coopercat44@hotmail.com or check out my website for Custom Sugar Skull Mask Orders!”

 

Stephanie Pollack
Watercolor
Port St. Lucie, Florida

 

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Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“I am an award-winning, Florida watercolor artist who loves to make people feel happy with my bright colors and up-lifting themes! 

I began art lessons at the age of 12 with the Director of Ford Motor Company in Michigan and then went on to study at Texas Woman’s University, North Texas State and Wayne State University. I’ve also attended workshops in Florida and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico”.  



 

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Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“In 1984, I began showing my work professionally at local art festivals. Today I participate in more than 20 festivals around the country, teach workshops as well as showcase my work in galleries from New York to Key West.  Contact me at:  stephpollack@yahoo.com Art will be available for purchase at the Stuart Craft Festival.”

 

 

 

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 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit :

www.artfestival.com
info@artfestival.com

561-746-6615

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Delray Beach Welcomes Back Popular Craft Festival March 5 & 6

A wide array of fine crafts, handmade functional art, as well as unique and affordable gift items will be for sale during the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival, March 5 – 6, 2016.  This is the perfect place to find stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and even a gift for yourself without breaking the bank! Each artist will be present,  answering questions and talking about their craft.  Everything is handmade in the USA.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus highlights Stephen Moser’s pet products and Lonee Cataldo’s candles.  

 

 

 

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19th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday, March 5th

&

Sunday, March 6th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

Navigational Address:

330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

 

 

 Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy

 

 

ADMISSION:

Free and Open to the public

 

 

 

On Saturday and Sunday, March 5 – 6, 2016, the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival brings Original Handmade Crafts, Functional Art plus Unique & Affordable Gift Items to 4th Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.  North and South of Atlantic Avenue will be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase with original handcrafted art and affordable gift items. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.

 

 

Stephen Moser – Dog Products
http://www.maxxdoggtoyz.com/

 

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Stephen Moser tells us, “The ad in the paper said: 2 1/2 year old Male Golden Retriever, Must Go to Single Man. This is the classified I responded to 11 1/2 years ago when MAXX and I joined forces.  At that time I saved his life and years later during the midst of depression he returned the favor. Max was abused and had turned into a biter, but with patience became the best friend I’ve ever had.  One day while working in the wood shop, trying to keep busy and rid myself from a cloud of depression, MAXX came through the door carrying a 4 foot long twig in his mouth. He dropped it at my feet and forcefully said, “WOOF!” I looked at him, laughed and said, “That’s not a stick, I’ll make you a stick.” And so I did!”

 

 

 

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“I walked out into the yard, picked up a piece of rough sawn lumber and brought it into the shop and put it through my saw, shaped it for a comfortable grip, and then on a whim I cut slots in the end (not knowing what that would do). Maxx was still watching me and when I finished making the stick, He seemed to know exactly what it was and who it was for. He went NUTS!  Laughing all the way into the neighbor’s lot, I threw the stick, heard the whistling noise (in the air) and the clacking noise (on impact) and the rest is history.  Because of the specialized sound that they make when they whirl through the air, and the clank that they make when they land on the ground, this is the perfect way to go out and play fetch with your blind dog”.

 

 

 

Festival 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 arts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass

 

 

 

 

Lonee Cataldo – Candles
http://www.blueflamecandles.com/

 

 

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Lonee shares, “Blue Flame Candles are handmade with meticulous attention to every detail. We use a soy-blend wax, cotton wicks and no added dye. What sets Blue Flame apart from other candles is exceptional fragrance. Being true luxury candles, they have amazing fragrance throw and a slow beautiful burn. Delicate soft light and enchanting scents have the power to transform your state of mind. Whether you want a clean bright scent to lift you up, or a warm earthy fragrance to help you unwind, we have the perfect candle for you.

 

 

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“Being a connoisseur of richly fragrant luxury candles and getting tired of paying exorbitant prices for them, I set out to learn how to create them. It took a great amount of work, many months of research, and hours of daily testing before my benchmark of product excellence was achieved. In October 2009 Blue Flame Candles was born. Today, Blue Flame is a true family run company. We continue to persistently test new waxes and oils to maintain the standard of superior quality that Blue Flame clients appreciate and expect”.

 

 

 

 

 

For more details:

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/downtown-delray-beach-craft-festival-march

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1508452869469558/

 

 

 

 

 

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 more information please contact 561.746.6615

 or visit:
www.ArtFestival.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Molly Grant, Owner Of Cordwainer Shop, Sells Hand Crafted Custom Made Footwear At Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Artful traveler, Molly Grant, will be in West Palm Beach, FL,  with her hand-crafted custom-made footwear. Owner of the Cordwainer Shop in Deerfield, NH, Molly and her jewel-toned shoes travel the country to fine juried craft shows (most by invitation only). Molly will be one of the featured artists at the 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show Friday, February 26th, through Sunday, February 28th, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. She measures each foot, helps customers select the right style and fit, and then designs beautiful as well as comfortable leather footwear  (both boots and shoes).  The Rickie Report is excited to share Molly’s designs and details. We cannot wait to see her colorful shoes and handbags in person!  If you want to learn to create your own shoes, Molly offers a special workshop!

 

 

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M  O  L  L  Y       G  R  A  N  T

Of The Cordwainer Shop

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard   W. Palm Beach, Florida

 

Friday, February 26
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 27
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 28
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

Tickets are available:

 http://www.craftsamericashows.com/PALM_main.htm

 

 

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Do you look at the styles first? The colors?  Your eyes go from one pair to another as your mind focuses on what combination you will choose!  Songbird blue or Jamaican blue, blazing orange or burnt orange, felt green or chartreuse, chipotle red or bright red pepper… so many colors and so many combinations for Molly Grant to create a pair of shoes or boots just for you!  Molly tells The Rickie Report,“I create custom, handmade all leather footwear. Cordwainer footwear is classically and distinctively styled for men and women.”  

 

 

 

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The Cordwainer Shop Custom Made Footwear

 

 

 

As the Nationally acclaimed Palm Beach Fine Craft Show in West Palm Beach enters its 13th year, Molly Grant will be one of the featured craftsmen. Hosted by Crafts America, the prestigious show will runs from Friday, February 26th, through Sunday, February 28th, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Friday and Saturday show hours are 10am-6pm, Sunday from 11am-5pm.

 

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The Cordwainer Shop Custom Made Footwear, “Botanical”

 

 

 

 

 

Molly Grant began leather working in her early 20’s, first by working on her own and then by apprenticing at the Black Swan Leather shop in Portsmouth, NH, where she learned the basic skills of traditional leather working. In 1991, Molly had the opportunity to meet Paul Mathews, owner of the Cordwainer Shop; within a few months’ time Molly was traveling to National juried craft shows with Paul and learning the Cordwainer craft.

 

 

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The Cordwainer Shop Custom Footwear, Women’s Sandal

 

 

 

The Cordwainer Shop was founded in the 1930’s by Edward F. Mathews. His son, Paul, carried on the shop tradition as main designer, and except for a 4 year stint in WWII, shoemaking became his life’s work and joy. Molly Grant now carries on the Cordwainer tradition of custom handmade footwear that also includes her own line of handbags. Traveling the country to fine juried craft shows, creating shoes and teaching shoemaking workshops has become as much a passion to Molly as it was to Paul.

 

 

 

 

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Shoemaking Workshops

 

 

Molly has offered shoemaking workshops at her studio in New Hampshire since 1993 and this coming year will be teaching at Pennsylvania School of Craft in Lancaster, PA and Arrowmont School of Craft in Gatlinburg, TN. Please contact her with questions or to sign up for a workshop at 603.261.7742.

 

 

 

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Molly Grant of The Cordwainer Shop  (Photo Courtesy of Melanie Plenda)

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Molly Grant
The Cordwainer Shop
Custom Handmade Footwear
Wild Orchard Farm
67 Candia Rd PO Box 110       Deerfield, NH 03037
603 261 7742

 

 

Cordwainer Shop Website: www.cordwainershop.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CordwainerShop
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cordwainershoes/
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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

2nd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival Slated For October 31st & November 1st

The Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival returns October 31st and November 1st with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. There will be a FREE Art Give-away!Many exhibitors will be donating proceeds from the sale of their “Pinktober” items to breast cancer research. This popular destination in West Delray, just west of the Turnpike on West Atlantic Avenue, will once again host this two-day outdoor juried street fair showcasing a full spectrum of art and craft media. Admission is free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

2nd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival

Saturday, October 31st

and

Sunday, November 1st

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Delray Marketplace off West Atlantic Avenue in West Delray Beach

Navigational Address:

9025 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida ‎33446

Free and open to the public

 

 

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Howard Alan Events will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.  

 

 

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Special “Pinktober” pearl necklace by Finny Lazarus

 

 

 

A wide variety of original art, handmade crafts, as well as affordable unique gift items will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. All artists and crafters will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to meet patrons and art enthusiasts.

 

 

 

Festival patrons will be able to register for the free art giveaway featuring a participating artist. The winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show.

 

 

 

American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events bring many art and craft festivals to Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts and the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, which are both consistently ranked among the top 100 best shows in the country by Sunshine Artist, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows.

 

 

 

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
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Full spectrum 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
  • Free art giveaway
  • Free admission
  • “Pinktober” fundraiser

 

 

 

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 Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors 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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Popular Fall Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Stuart Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A wide array of handmade art and crafts as well as unique and affordable gift items will be showcased at the 16th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair, October 17 – 18, 2015. Many exhibitors will be featuring items in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and donating a portion of their sales to breast cancer research. The exhibitors will line Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart and be present for the duration of the event. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs. Admission is free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

16th Annual

Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, October 17

&

Sunday, October 18

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

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

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

Free and open to the public

 

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“Pinktober” sales will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center

 

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Pinktober Artist, Jodi Crespi

Offers Artistic Accessories

www.pjarttags.com

 

 

 

This year, Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.

 

 

 

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Michael Weber – Watercolors – Port St Lucie, FL
http://www.weberwatercolors.net

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Biege – Underwater Photography – Jupiter, FL
http://www.jeffbiege.com

 

 

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
  • Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program
  • Free and Open to the public

 

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Tess Dirienzo – Glass Art – Fort Pierce
http://www.lizardkey.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 16th 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.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291