Enjoy Free Admission And Free Parking At Boca Chapter Of Southern Handcraft Society’s “Holiday Harvest 2018” October 5 & 6

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society announces “HOLIDAY HARVEST 2018”.  The public is invited and it is FREE TO ATTEND.  Shop and meet the artists and artisans who create affordable handmade gifts that are heirloom worthy.  Friday, October 5th, with evening hours and Saturday, October 6th at the Boca Raton Community Center.  Gifts for all ages and occasions.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year’s event.

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY
Boca Raton Chapter
Presents

“HOLIDAY HARVEST 2018”

Friday, October 5th – 1:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 6th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Free admission    Free Parking

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL

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

Free Admission

Free Parking

Most vendors will accept cash or check only

 

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

 

 

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

 

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

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

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

 

SHS Boca Harvest Festival

For more information:

www.shsboca.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

The Art Of Creative Gift Giving Starts At Artisans On The Ave With Over 40 Artists’ Handmade, One-Of-A-Kind Pieces

A gift of handmade art is just about as unique as one can give. A variety of amazing items created by local artisans is on display daily at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in downtown Lake Worth. The gallery features an eclectic mix of artwork such as paintings, woodwork, glasswork, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and so much more. If you are looking for that oh-so-special gift that can never be duplicated, this is definitely the place to shop!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

A gift of handmade art is just about as unique as one can give. A variety of amazing items created by local artisans is on display daily at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in downtown Lake Worth. The gallery features an eclectic mix of artwork such as paintings, woodwork, glasswork, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and so much more. If you are looking for that oh-so-special gift that can never be duplicated, this is definitely the place to shop! 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.
Visit this opening night for an evening fun.
Meet the artists!!!
Celebrate our wonderful Gallery and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Fabulous Crafts Festival In Stuart Next Weekend, April 22nd and 23rd Celebrates 20th Years Of Artisan’s Creativity

The charming, historic seaside location of downtown Stuart celebrates two decades of artisan craft creations during the 20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival. On Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation will line Osceola Street. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details here.  Check out some of the new artists as well as new work from artists whom we welcome back to the area.  Admission is Free and includes a Green Market!

 

 

 

20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 – 23

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola Street    Stuart, FL 34994

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

 

Susan Werling’s Old books get new life as handmade handbags

 

 

The free, annual tradition is a top destination for craft artisans and patrons alike. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste and every budget. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.  The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which 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.

 

Vicki Burns’ Lapis Lazuli Tree

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission
  • Produced by American Craft Endeavors
  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Green Market within the Festival
  • Original Art & Crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • 100+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States
  • Prices set to suit all budgets
  • All crafters are on site for duration of festival
  • Pet friendly (leashed pets)
  • Vast array of craft mediums from folk art, pet products, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.

 

Eugene Zah’s designs painted on crystal manicure files, cured and heat treated

 

 

 

 

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 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.

For more information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state visit:

www.artfestival.com

or call:   561-746-6615

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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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Juno Beach Craft Fair Offers Holiday Shoppers & Craft Enthusiasts Unique Gift Options In Stress-Free Environment

Howard Alan Events’ 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair will offer holiday shoppers & craft enthusiasts unique gift options in stress-free environment November 14 – 15, 2015. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public. You will find original and functional art, decorative art, handmade crafts and affordable gifts.   Enjoy the  live music and beach breezes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces three of the participants with sneak peeks of their work.

 

 

 

14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 14

&

Sunday, November 15

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address: 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
(See directions below)

 

Free and open to the public

www.artfestival.com         561-746-6155

 

Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club

 

 

 

The Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean provides art and craft enthusiasts as well as holiday shoppers with an opportunity to explore a wide array of handmade artwork in a stress-free beach side environment. The eclectic displays will include original crafts, functional art and unique gift items with broad appeal and prices set to suit all budgets. The exhibitors, selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will display their finest work along AIA between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public.

 

 

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Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

Lazaro Ruda – photography
http://www.TheLivingSea.com

 

 

Laz tells The Rickie Report, “Raised in south Florida, I have been near the ocean my entire life. My unwarranted fears of the ocean’s mysteries evolved into an endless fascination during my childhood summers in Key West. Floating below me was an alien world waiting to be discovered”.

 

 

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Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

Laz continues, “Over thirty years later, this love affair for the ocean has developed into an obsession. Whether I am on an ocean adventure or reading books on its natural history, few things capture my attention with such an invigorating passion. Every immersion elicits the fascination I felt as a small boy dipping my head underwater for the very first time”.

 

 

 

Baby sea turtles will take from 1-3 days to emerge out of their nest once they have hatched out of their egg. These baby sea turtles will emerge out of the nest in large groups so as to overwhelm any predators. Learn more about sea turtles.

“Baby Sea Turtle Leaving The Nest” Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

 

 

“It is through this web site that I hope to share with you the wonder of this incredible world as I see it. My hope is that my images and stories will help you understand our amazing ocean planet a little better and my passion and admiration for the natural world becomes your own”, Laz shares.

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

  • 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean
  • Hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club
  • November 14 – 15, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
  • Juried outdoor craft Showcase
  • Featuring unique and affordable crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Free Admission.
  • Stree-Free alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
  • Featuring leading local and national crafters.
  • Vast array of craft mediums: from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
  • Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
  • All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival.

 

 

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Bath and Body Products by Everet & Laura Cooper

 

Everet & Laura Cooper
http://www.homestylebathandbody.com

Everet and Laura Cooper tell us, “We are a small home based business with big dreams and goals (Our first storefront coming Summer 2016). We are incredibly passionate and dedicated to making the highest quality Bath and Body products, and not just any product, but products that work the way you would expect and like them to; our soaps lather like crazy and leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized, not sticky, not dry, but just right. Some say we are revolutionizing handmade skincare with this idea, you use a product because it actually works and feels great, not suffer through a mediocre, overpriced, thrown together item just because it is “good for you”.

 

 

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Bath and Body Lotion by Everet and Laura Cooper

 

 

 

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Handmade Soap by Everet and Laura Cooper

 

 

 

The Coopers share,”Our small business is a Family… literally. We consist of Laura and Everett Cooper (Wife and Husband), Alexia and Ellie (Our Beautiful Girls) Yvonne (Laura’s Mom), and Taylor (our Rockstar Employee and Sister in Christ). We are a growing family with the desire to have 2 more children, and we are looking forward to the future that God has in store for us. We thank you for supporting our small business, our growing family, and our dreams. We hope that you will follow our business and family as it continues to grow and expand. We are currently planning on opening our first store front Summer 2016, with your support, we can make this dream a reality”.

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

Karen Massengill – painting
http://karenleffelmassengill.com

 

 

Karen knew at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world; she grew up and drew creative inspiration from all over the US, as well as France, Germany, Turkey and Thailand. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, Karen was sidetracked from painting by marriage and raising three sons. She earned a nursing degree to assure a steady income, working in hospitals until her husband’s sudden death in 1995. At first a helpful distraction from the loss, painting became her primary interest and the childhood dream of a career in art persistently reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and a host of others.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

 

Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit: she has shown at Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and Artigras, has won numerous show awards and been selected as show poster artist five times. Her painting Summer Light appeared on the cover of the Summer 1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors she has received include: Birds in Art four times, in both watercolor and oil mediums; 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. Teaching others to paint has become an important part of her art career via workshops held all over the country and private lessons in her Palm City studio.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

​Karen earned her BA degree from Florida State University with an art major and art history minor. Her art career really began with the unexpected death of her husband, Lester Massengill in August 1995. Turning to painting as a means to survive the grieving process, Leffel-Massengill quickly became proficient first in watercolor as a medium, soon followed by oil. She has garnered many awards in both mediums and has been accepted in international competitions in both as well. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations.

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:


 

The festival is located on A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on Juno Beach overlooking the beach. Take I-95 to Jupiter, and exit on Donald Ross Road. Head east to A1A on the beach. At Donald Ross Road and US 1, go north, and enter the show site through Loggerhead Park.  Drive east through the park to A1A.

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

 

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

For additional information on the 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean 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

ARTNADO Offers Nationally Recognized Artists In A Unique Setting

ARTNADO, a new-concept juried fine art and fine craft show is coming to West Palm Beach!  Featuring 2D and 3D creations, this indoor show has a lot to offer art lovers and art patrons on November 14th and 15th, 2015.  Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas. Artists will  demonstrate their techniques to further educate the art loving public. The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons. The Student Art Contest participants will also be celebrated! Please note that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach). Here are the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

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ARTNADO

The Art Fair Everyone in Palm Beach is Talking About!

 

 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

and

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Adults – $7.00
Future artists/patrons 12 and under – free

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

9067 Southern Blvd. W.Palm Beach, Florida

 

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Artwork by Steve Penafiel

 

 

 

Jack Busa, of Artistic Synergy sent out a Call to Artists for a unique juried exhibition taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The number of nationally recognized artists who applied is exceptional. Artnado will feature 2D and 3D art, photography, jewelry or whatever combination the creative mind conjures. Jack explains, “‘Synergy’ is supplied with the incorporation and interaction of models, an embellishment room and ambient music”.

 

 

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Wire Wrapped Gemstone by Anne Dozetoz

 

Jack tells The Rickie Report, ‘We created ARTNADO realizing that no one can know or predict the complete buying habits of the attendees. Our juried process took into consideration the artists’ work from talent, inspiration and creativity…we did not want to classify something as “not art” because it does not fit what “we” expect… Artists need to promote themselves or they will have a limited career. Our goal is to show the artists’ creativity in the most favorable way…and demonstrate their work to appeal to all potential buyers.”

 

 

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Photography by Clay Thurston

 

 

 

A high-tech lounge area will be set up so art patrons can see works of art by exhibiting artists in a virtual home or office setting.

 

 

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Artwork by Lee Wilson

 

 

Utilizing Performing and Visual art will enhance the art patron experience. Demonstrations of art techniques will deepen the understanding of art patrons. Models will circulate throughout the exhibit, showing jewelry being offered by the exhibitors.

 

 

 

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Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

Jack Busa, also announced the gift of FREE display space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits. He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable organizations to inform the public about what they do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events.

 

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Artwork by Juan Ramirez Cotrino

 

 

 

 

ARTNADO:

For more details, please visit:

artisticsynergy.org

Or Call:

561- 557-8741

 

 

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51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival Offers Free art Giveaway, Live Music, Food Court, Kid’s Art Tent and More

The 51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival takes place March 21 – 22, 2015.  The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by 150 of the finest artists in the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music, an international food court, fine wines & craft beers, children’s activities, a free art giveaway and special activities marking the show’s milestone. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Rickie Report gives you more details and highlights of Featured Artist, Kokó Brandão, whose Free Art Giveaway is valued at $850. 

51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 Saturday, March 21

&

Sunday,March 22

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne

Navigational Address: 400 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

To Support the Arts, the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

Key Biscayne welcomes back its premier art festival March 21-22, 2015. This two-day annual tradition includes a wide variety of original art, live music, children’s activities, an international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers as well as a free art giveaway.  The wide array of artistic media will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, and mixed media as well as unique gift items. The prices will be set to suit all budgets. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

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“Gold” by Kokó Brandão FREE Art Giveaway Painting Valued at $850.

The festival, produced by Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, will take place at the Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original artwork of 150 of the finest artists in the country, enjoy live music, sample dishes from the international food court and indulge in fine wines and craft beers. The show will also offer interactive activities for young art enthusiasts.

 

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“Nice Hat” by Kokó Brandão

The artists, who will be present for the duration of the event, welcome the opportunity to meet festival patrons and discuss their work. The jury process ensures diverse art media of the highest quality and will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, and mixed media. 

 

 

"Curly Haired Woman" by Kokó Brandão

“Curly Haired Woman” by Kokó Brandão

 

 

Kokó Brandão’s figurative forms magically capture the beauty of female portraiture – while creating art that is completely modern and original. Kokó is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form. At times classically alluring, demure and provocative, her art has a pervasive sense of sophistication. Her signature use of expressive color as well as the dynamic application of paint on the canvas combines to create her uniquely recognizable style. The giveaway prize, a 40”x16” original acrylic painting on canvas titled “Gold” and valued at $850, will be on display in her booth where registration will also take place. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. To learn more about this talented artist and explore her work go to  www.kokobrandao.com.

 

Viewers report, “Looking at Kokó Brandão’s work, you always get a feeling of the artist’s soul – tension behind the painting … interaction of strong tones and the bright color impact … abstract elements and the sensual dynamics”.

 

"Japanese Woman" by  Kokó Brandão

“Japanese Woman” by Kokó Brandão

 

Additional information about the festival:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • International Food Court
  • 6 distinct culinary offerings available for purchase
  • The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will offer craft beers, a selection of fine wines, water and sodas
  • Special Saturday Night Under the Stars Event
  • Children’s Interactive Art Activities in the Young Artists Tent as well as an entertainment area to include bounce houses and face painting
  • Live PUSH CPR Sessions by the Village of Key Biscayne Fire and Police Departments
  • Live Entertainment – The Chowder Chompers and Patriotic Marching Band will be performing at noon in the main Rotary dining tent, located in the center of the festival.
  • Free Art Festival Giveaway
  • The 50th Anniversary 2014 Commemorative Festival Poster featuring the art of Xavier Cortada will be available, for $10, at the Rotary Welcome Tent located in the center of the festival.
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.

 

 

"Early Morning" by Kokó Brandão

“Early Morning” by Kokó Brandão

 

This year’s festival sponsors include the Miami Herald, the NY Times, the Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, FJ Turbine Power, Dr. Neil Friedman DDS, Baptist Health South Florida, Sun Trust Bank, Home Federal Bank of Hollywood, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Joan McCaughn & Team, and Alice & Stephen Takach.

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information on the 51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com, email info@artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. For information about the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne please visit www.rotaryclubofkeybiscayne.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

HotWorks’ 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Is Sure to Please

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ presented by Hot Works will take place on January 24 & 25, 2015 in downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Patty Narozny, the Show’s Producer has more than 30 years of experience in the art fair and art exhibition scene.  This Show has been voted one of the top art shows in the United States!  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you’ll enjoy the professional artists as well as the special “Budding Artists Art Competition”. Admission is FREE for this family friendly event!

 

6th annual HotWorks.org

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Saturday, January 24th

and

Sunday, January 25th

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

FREE Admission

 

Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

 

 

 

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Parking :

 

  • Parking is available at various metered street parking, HSBC Bank, 1st United Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.

 

Wearable Art by Bradford

Wearable Art by Bradford

Important Facts About This Show:

 

  • Juried by art professionals with a combined experience of more than 120 years
  • Produced by, Hot Works, an art fair organizer with a national & standing reputation
  • Show Director Patty Narozny has more than 30 years of art fair and event experience
  • Focus is visual arts, diversity & community enrichment
  • 175 Artists of all mediums for sale
  • paintings, sculpture, glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, more
  • Meet the Artists who are in the Art Show
  • Voted as one of the top Art Shows in the Country!
Jewelry by Holeman

Jewelry by Holeman

Important Show and Traffic Details:

· The art show will take place Saturday and Sunday, January 24 and 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

· The location will be Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

· Federal Highway will be closed to vehicular traffic between those two points from 1 p.m. Friday, January 23, until 10 p.m. Sunday, January 25

· Traffic will be diverted to Dixie Highway for the period of time Federal Highway is closed

· Event move-in begins Friday, January 23, at 3 p.m.

· Federal Highway/U.S. 1 will re-open no later than 10 p.m. Sunday, January 25

Painting by Bennett

Painting by Bennett

The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. is the 501c3 non-profit arm of Hot Works™

 

Its focus is visual arts, diversity and community enrichment. As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Budding Artists Competition for grades 6 to 12 or ages 9 to 19 encourages students to create their original and personally handmade art. Young artists are inspired to submit their original art to be publicly displayed at the “Budding Artists Art Competition” tent the entire weekend. There is $250 in Budding Artists Art Awards.

Kinetic Sculpture by Beckman

Kinetic Sculpture by Beckman

 

 

 

 

Glass by Wilbat

Glass by Wilbat

 

 

 

 

 

 

More info Visit www.hotworks.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

26th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts Offers FREE Art Giveaway and Over 300 Artists

The 26th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts returns January 17-18, 2015.  One mile along Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 300 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a FREE art giveaway. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and more information about the FREE Art Giveaway by Steven Lloyd.

 

 

 

26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Original Art – Unique Gift Items – Live Music – Free Art Giveaway

Saturday, January 17

and

Sunday, January 18,

10 am – 5 pm

Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

(US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)

Navigational address:

1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

 To Support the Arts and the Local Community

 Free and open to the public

 

 Festival promoter Howard Alan Events returns to Downtown Delray Beach with the city’s premier Festival of the Arts January 17-18, 2015. This nationally ranked outdoor gallery style exhibit is the largest art affair in South Florida, spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway all the way to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean. The festival features 300 of the finest artists in the country from more than 30 states as well as top local and regional artists. The exhibitors are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants to ensure quality and diversity. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

"Eruption" by Steven lloyd is the FREE Art Giveawy

“Eruption” by Steven lloyd is the FREE Art Giveaway

 

 

Festival patrons will be able to explore the vast array of original art and learn more about the artists and their creative process. They will also have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of exhibiting artist Steven Lloyd. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show.

 

"Copper" by Steven Lloyd

“Copper” by Steven Lloyd

 

 

STEVEN LLOYD

 

Steven tells The Rickie Report, “I started out doing custom paint work on motorcycles and vehicles and everything else in between. I attended an airbrush seminar in Charlotte back in 2004 and noticed an aluminum panel that someone had pinstriped. It caught my eye and I inquired about it and one thing has just led to another. The possibilites are just endless what you can do with this style of art”.

 

"Time2Burn" by Steven Lloyd

“Time2Burn” by Steven Lloyd

 

“One of the things that I notice that I feel separates me from other artists is my finish work. People look at my art and they think that it’s glass, but its actually clear coated metal. When you spend hours polishing a work of art to the point where someone thinks that it is glass, I know I have done what I set to accomplish!”

 

 

"Job" by Steven Lloyd

“Job” by Steven Lloyd

 

About the FREE Art Giveaway piece:


“This piece features aluminum grade sheeting that has been hand ground into several different background patterns. The colored portions of the art have been through a process that I designed called “pigment flotation” in which the coloring is floated in a flamable solvent and set on fire. Once the chemicals have burned off you are left with a one of a kind unique design! Other highlights are then added to create depth. The art is then clear coated and polished to perfection”.

 

Festival Information At – A -Glance:

  • 26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts
  • January 17 – 18, 2015 – Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Location: Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)
  • Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free and open to the public
  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Consistently ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Largest art affair in South Florida spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
  • Original Art – Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

 

"Modern Spectrum" by Steven Lloyd

“Modern Spectrum” by Steven Lloyd

 

Steve goes on to explain, “I call this type of work “Ground Metal Art”. It is a very rare and unique style of art, and is made up of aluminum grade sheeting and automotive urethane paint materials. Each work of art is a true one of a kind. My paintings are full of energetic flowing lines that love the reflection of light to create that ultra modern feel. The colored artwork is created using a transparent urethane paint system that resembles the look of a hologram. In the past recent months I have discovered a new style that I call “pigment flotation” in which I float the colored pigments and then set them on fire to create a very unique burnt effect on the panels. These pieces have become very popular and are best viewed up close to see the hidden details. Most of the art is clear coated several times for maximum protection”.

 

For more information about Steven Lloyd’s Artwork please visit:

http://www.stevenlloydmetalart.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steven-Lloyd-Metal-Art-Design/102238493168034

or call (804)712-8871

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on the 26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call561-746-6615.

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291