Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Brings Original Fine Art, Unique Functional Art And Handmade Affordable Gifts

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 6 – 7, 2016, will highlight original fine art, unique functional art and handmade affordable gift items.  Enjoy the live music and food plus a separate crafts section and Green Market.  Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 150 artists from the United States. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of three artists:Mike Chamberlain (Metal Art), Monika Fairchild (Jewelry) and Brenda Flynn (Paper/Mixed media).   Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site will be provided. Admission to the event & Parking are Free.  The official Festival Poster featuring artist Carol Kepp will be sold during the art show.

 

 

 

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15th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

 

 

February 6 – 7, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

 

 

 

 

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Free shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 6-7, 2016, enjoy the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork, unique crafts and affordable gift items on Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m  The Festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Mike Chamberlain – Metal Art
http://www.chamberlinmetalart.com/

 

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

Mike shares with The Rickie Report, “These aluminum panels are part of an ongoing experiment that started about ten years ago at my sign shop, Vital Signs, in Verona, Wisconsin. I use a lot of aluminum on signs I build at the shop. I started scratching and grinding the aluminum to help the aluminum elements on the sign stand out and be more visible. With all of the scrap aluminum I had laying around the shop, I started thinking that I could make some wall art out of the aluminum.

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

 

By scratching the surface of the aluminum the light reflects off the surface from different angles creating amazing holographic effects of depth and space on a two dimensional object. These pieces are scratched with an array of different tools I use around the shop. The colored pieces are painted with a translucent tint that I mix into an automotive clear coat. These colors can be intermixed to create millions of different colors. Once dried, they are color-sanded and buffed to a high gloss. These pieces need light to bring out their depth and holographic appearance; with that, they begin to change and start to look different if the light is adjusted from bright to dull.  When looking at these pieces from different angles and with different light intensity, their appearance will begin to change right before the viewer’s eyes”.

 

 

 

 

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce this popular event will feature 150 local and national artists as well as the finest crafters in the country with a wide array of artistic media. This show will have two separate sections appealing to art enthusiasts and collectors looking to add to their collections as well as festival patrons shopping for affordable crafts and unique gift items. The Fine Arts portion of the event will be located on the North side of the street starting at Bridge Road and Dixie Highway, followed by the crafts section and green market.

 

Monika Fairchild – Jewelry
http://www.monikafairchild.com/

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

Monika Shares, “I am the sole creator of each one of my jewelry designs. The process usually begins by laying out many colorful stones and rare fossils. I move them around until the shapes; colors and textures take on a life of their own, becoming much more as a union than separate elements. The next step is sketching my design idea on paper, adding graceful lines that support the relationship of all pieces. Then each stone gets its own custom bezel made, either out of sterling silver or 14 kt gold bezel wire, which I cut and solder closed and attach onto a flat piece of sterling silver sheet. The thickness of the base varies according to the purpose of the piece of jewelry. For example: earrings are made of lighter gauge, and pendants heavier”.

 

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

 

 

“I cut shapes out of silver and gold using a hand saw and bend or texture them, mostly with small hand tools like pliers and hammers. Once all elements are attached together through the process of soldering, the job of polishing begins. It is a long, labor intensive and unpleasant process, and it is what differentiates quality work. I use a buffing machine, holding the piece in my hands and pressing against the extremely fast spinning cloth wheel, feeding it with polishing compound every few seconds. Even though I wear a face mask and finger guards and have an exhaust fan, I am still covered with black dirt at the end of the polishing process. The last step is to carefully set the stones in place using a bezel pusher and burnisher. My favorite part of jewelry making process is to see how great my creation looks on the person that has fallen in love with it and the joy it brings to them”.

 

 

 

Brenda Flynn – Paper/Mixed Media
http://www.free-range-art.com/

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn

 

 

Brenda explains, “I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I’m totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long. I am convinced sea water courses through my veins. I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing both traditional tile and paper mosaics. I also have my work in a few galleries up and down the East Coast”.

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn 

 

 

“I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sun magazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities. I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2011, and the van – which is a continuing labor of love”!

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art
  • 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 and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival

 

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Carol Kepp and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Carol will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest which will once again be organized by The Women’s Club.   

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

 

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

 

 

 

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 Alexandria King Street Art Fesitval (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), 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.

 

 

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For additional information on the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts 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

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Offers Original Fine Art and Crafts Plus FREE ART Giveaway!

The 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus a sneak peek at the FREE Art Giveaway by artist Steve Whitlock and the Festival poster by Mimi McCallum.

 

 

 

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

January 31 – February 1, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, Fl. 33475

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

Free shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot of The Pine School

 The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.

 

 

The festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Festival patrons will be able to explore the vast array of original art and learn about the artists and crafters who will be present for the duration of the show. A free giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Steve Whitlock; no purchase will be necessary to participate.

 

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“Jupiter Sailfish” FREE Art Give Away by Steve Whitlock Valued at $350. Framed

 

Wide variety 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. In addition, there is a Free Art Giveaway featuring exhibitor Steve Whitlock and the Official Festival Poster featuring artist Mimi McCallum will be sold during the art show.

 

Steve Whitlock

 

"Black and White" by Steve Whitlock

“Black and White” by Steve Whitlock

 

“As a wildlife artist and marine illustrator I enjoy a rare experience, someone who truly loves his work. My many years as a fishing guide and sportsman led me to the most rewarding and fun career anyone could ask for. If I paint it, I’ve done it, truth in the artwork is very important to me. As a true Florida native, I have over 40 years experience fishing, hunting and exploring the wild places most people never see. I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork. If you get a chance, stop by one of the art shows or tournaments and say hi. Tight lines, Steve”.

 

For more information about Steve ( his life story is truly an inspiration) and to see more of his artwork, please visit:  http://stevewhitlock.com

 

 

"Under the Banyans" Hobe Sound Festival Poster by Mimi McCallum

“Under the Banyans” Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Poster by Mimi McCallum

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Mimi McCallum and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Mimi will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest. The winning images will be available on a variety of note cards that will be sold during the art show and proceeds will help fund art programs in the elementary schools. The Women’s Club coordinates this charitable endeavor.

 

See more of Mimi’s artwork at:  http://www.mimimccallum.com

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

"Straits of Florida Mahi" by Steve Whitlock

“Straits of Florida Mahi” by Steve Whitlock

Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art
  • 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 and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

"Sea Turtle" by Steve Whitlock

“Sea Turtle” by Steve Whitlock

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 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts 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 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

Art Auction Promises Terrific Opportunities to Support Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Artists

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibit of nature-themed art that includes forty-four artists and almost 90 pieces of work. The Kimbell Center Gallery will host an Opening Reception Friday July 11th.   In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an art auction.  You can leave your bid and be assured that you’ll be able to keep track of the auction on line.  The exhibition is open to the public with admission to the park. There will also be a People’s Choice award given at the Closing Reception on August 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you will not want to miss this!

 

 

 

The Friends of  Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Announces

 

Art Auction through August 15

In Person at the Gallery or On-Line

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 11  at 6:30PM

Closing Reception: Friday August 15th  6:30 pm

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Kimbell Center Gallery

16450 SE Federal Highway               Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

 

"Belted King Fisher" Sculpture by  David Cericola

 

 

 

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibition of nature-themed art. This is sure to be a great exhibition with submission made from artists throughout the state .  Forty-four artists were selected to display their art with close to 90 pieces in the show with various media represented, including standard and creative photography, paintings, drawings, multi-media, and sculpture. The work will represent nature from parks, all created with each individual artists own interpretation.

 

"Perspective" by Ilene Adams

 

Work will be exhibited at the Kimbell Center Gallery with an Opening Reception Friday July 11 at 6:30PM.  The exhibition will be up through August 15th and is open to the public with admission to the park. There will be a People’s Choice award that will be presented at the Closing Reception on August 15th at 6:30 pm.

 

"Cry of the Wild" by Wendy Somero Bello

 

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an auction from June 21 – August 15th. Visitors can bid on items at the center, any day between 9:00 and 5:00, or there will be bidding online at www.friendsofjdsp.com. with a catalog of all available artwork. Proceeds from the show will benefit the artists and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which supports programs at the park.

 

"Egret Wings Spread" by Mary Taylor

 

 

The Friends of JDSP is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization advocating for the historical, educational, and ecological enhancement of the park. Its mission is to assist park management in meeting the natural and cultural resource management objectives established for the park.

"The Wave" by Gabriel Kraus

 

The park is located at 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455. For details, visit www.floridastateparks.org/jonathandickinson , email friendsjdsp@gmail.com, or call the Kimbell Center 561-745-5551.

 

 

"Calla Lily" by Wendy Klein

“Calla Lily” by Wendy Klein

 

"The Oracle" by Steve daPonte

“The Oracle” by Steve daPonte

 

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

 

 

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Exhibit and Art Auction

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibit of nature-themed art that includes forty-four artists and almost 90 pieces of work. The Kimbell Center Gallery will host an Opening Reception Friday July 11th.   In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an art auction from June 21 – August 15th.  You can leave your bid and be assured that you’ll be able to keep track of the auction on line.  The exhibition will be up through August 15th and is open to the public with admission to the park. There will also be a People’s Choice award given at the Closing Reception on August 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you will not want to miss this!

 Please note there have been date changes since this original article was published. This article reflects those changes.

 

 

The Friends of  Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Announces

Art Auction through August 15

In Person at the Gallery or On-Line

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Kimbell Center Gallery

16450 SE Federal Highway               Hobe Sound, FL 33455

                                             

Opening Reception:

 

                                      Friday, July 11  at 6:30PM

                      Closing Reception: Friday August 15th  6:30 pm 

 

 

 

"Belted King Fisher" Sculpture by  David Cericola

“Belted King Fisher” Sculpture by David Cericola

 

 

 

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibition of nature-themed art. This is sure to be a great exhibition with submission made from artists throughout the state .  Forty-four artists were selected to display their art with close to 90 pieces in the show with various media represented, including standard and creative photography, paintings, drawings, multi-media, and sculpture. The work will represent nature from parks, all created with each individual artists own interpretation.

 

"Perspective" by Ilene Adams

“Perspective” by Ilene Adams

 

Work will be exhibited at the Kimbell Center Gallery with an Opening Reception Friday July 11 at 6:30PM.  The exhibition will be up through August 15th and is open to the public with admission to the park. There will be a People’s Choice award that will be presented at the Closing Reception on August 15th at 6:30 pm.

 

"Cry of the Wild" by Wendy Somero Bello

“Cry of the Wild” by Wendy Somero Bello

 

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an auction from June 21 – August 15th. Visitors can bid on items at the center, any day between 9:00 and 5:00, or there will be bidding online at www.friendsofjdsp.com. with a catalog of all available artwork. Proceeds from the show will benefit the artists and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which supports programs at the park.

 

"Egret Wings Spread" by Mary Taylor

“Egret Wings Spread” by Mary Taylor

 

 

The Friends of JDSP is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization advocating for the historical, educational, and ecological enhancement of the park. Its mission is to assist park management in meeting the natural and cultural resource management objectives established for the park.

"The Wave" by Gabriel Kraus

“The Wave” by Gabriel Kraus

 

The park is located at 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455. For details, visit www.floridastateparks.org/jonathandickinson , email friendsjdsp@gmail.com, or call the Kimbell Center 561-745-5551.

 

 

"Calla Lily" by Wendy Klein

“Calla Lily” by Wendy Klein

 

"The Oracle" by Steve daPonte

“The Oracle” by Steve daPonte

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

Jane Saull’s Underwater Images are Unique

Jane Saull is an emerging artist who brings a new look to the art of underwater photography.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share her abstract, macro photography in this article.  Jane has been diving since the age of 14 but has only recently started to share that passion publicly.  Entering her first juried exhibition only a few months ago, Jane is already garnering attention!  Read more in this article.

 

Jane Saull

 

 

 

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Underwater Abstract Photography

 

 

"Hells-A-Poppin" by Jane Saull

“Hells-A-Poppin” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane has supported the Arts in South Florida since relocating here from Mississippi in 1975.  Jane’s role has recently changed from supporter of the Arts to participant as she has decided to document and share her lifelong affinity for the ocean and scuba diving through the medium of underwater photography.  Jane delights in shooting a variety of underwater subjects with a special interest in abstract, macro photography.

 

 

"Nautilus 2" by Jane Saull

Nautilus 2″ by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane enjoys combining her professional insights with underwater photography to challenge the brain and eye to perceive the familiar and unfamiliar in extraordinary ways.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Scuba diving and capturing images of our underwater world constantly inspires me and reinforces the miracle of underlying Energy and harmony.”

 

"Blenny in a Bottle" by Jane Saull

“Blenny in a Bottle” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane fell in love with scuba diving and the Ocean Realm at the age of 14 while sailing with family members in the Bahamas.  This love affair has evolved into a lifetime passion. 

 

 

 

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Scuba diving has enabled Jane to experience exotic destinations, meet interesting people and deepen her understanding of our vital role in the conservation of our world’s precious oceans and seas.

 

"Undulation" by Jane Saull

“Undulation” by Jane Saull

 

 

When not diving the beautiful local reefs or traveling the world in pursuit of new experiences and photographic subjects, Jane enjoys spending time with her three daughters and son-in-law.  The other “kids” are her beloved poodles, Romeo and Pearl, and her horse, CJ.

 

 

"Bubble Dreams" by Jane Saull

“Bubble Dreams” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane is a member of The Lighthouse Art Center, The Norton Museum of Art, The Palm Beach Photographic Centre and The Artists in Florida as well as numerous local Performing Art and Community Service organizations.  She holds the Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders as well as the Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling.  She resides in Hobe Sound, FL and is a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist.

 

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For more information about Jane’s photography, please email  Jsaull9519@aol.com    or call  (772)-781-2179.

 

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

Hobe Sound Debuts New Craft Festival !

How many people love flowers and gardening or just a vase of fresh flowers on your table to brighten the day? The Rickie Report is excited to share the work of Katherine Weisinger and Jaron Reese who not only appreciate flowers but make them into keepsakes that will become family heirlooms!  Stop by the Hobe Sound Craft Show the first weekend of March and see what Howard Alan Events has found for you! More details and photos in this article.

 

 

 

The Hobe Sound Craft Festival 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 2 & 3, 2013

 

Saturday – Sunday

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               US1/Federal Highway & Bridge Road in Hobe Sound                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Free and open to the public

 A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

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Hobe Sound will debut a first-rate juried craft festival March 2-3, 2013 featuring a wide array of original handmade affordable crafts and gift items.  The participating crafters have been hand selected from hundreds of applicants and will exhibit their finest work during this two-day fair. Prices have been set to suit all budgets and range from $3 to $3,000.  This show is produced by American Craft Endeavors, a sister company of Howard Alan Events, the producer of Hobe Sound’s signature Festival of the Arts held each February in the city’s Historic Downtown.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Rose Leaf

Rose Leaf

We cannot wait to meet Katherine Weisinger and Jaron Reese and see their floral creations up close!  Their company, Forest Flower Jewelry now offers you a simple & easy way to enjoy your favorite flowers throughout the year.

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For nature lovers who are not necessarily flower fans, there are leaves!  If you live here and miss those autumn leaves, this is a way to enjoy those memories without raking!

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Real daisies, larkspur, & hydrangeas are a few of our favorite selections designed into pendants, pins and earrings!

Silver Daisy

Silver Daisy

The natural beauty of the real flowers & real leaves are protected to prevent fading by enriching the original color. Each petal and leaf is delicately handpainted using lacquer, 24K gold and sterling silver. The pendants are reversible, with the back side showing just as much detail with a little added color from the green stems or lighter shading.

 

Purple Petal in Silver

Purple Petal in Silver

 

They share, “Nature has a language all it’s own. Every flower petal, leaf or special item that may catch your eye has a sentiment meaning dating back from the early 1800’s when giving flowers meant more than words could express. Each description will be included with your purchase. A listing of the meanings of flowers and leaves is found in the general directory”.  The Rickie Report thinks it is not too late to buy one of these as a post-Valentine’s gift, a keepsake offering or just because….

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 The Rickie Report staff looked at these images as we prepared this article and everyone seemed to have more than one favorite!  And the ideas started to flow….”bridesmaid gifts,  Mother’s Day gifts, birthdays, anniversaries (the flowers never fade), and our favorite, ‘Just because’, and ‘maybe even just for me'”!

 

A Simple Rosebud Captured Forever

A Simple Rosebud Captured Forever

 

For more information about Forest Flower Jewelry contact   forstflwr9@aol.com   (614) 783-3538 or visit their website: Forest Flower Jewelry – http://www.hamptonplace.com/forest/

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A partial list of other participating crafters: Kathy & Loren Bell  (Jewelry, Hobe Sound); Tammy Frand (Ceramic Tiles, Parkland);  Val & Lucy Gabriel (Clothing, Hollywood); Mary Lou Godfrey ( Leather Handbags, Cape Coral); Pixie Larizza (Glass, Neptune Beach).

 

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.  For additional information on the 23rd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

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UPDATED: Photography Contest at Jonathan Dickinson State Park for 2013!

The Rickie Report doesn’t want you to miss this opportunity to enter this fabulous photography contest!  The forms, rules and releases are in this article. And send us an email letting us know when you get accepted.  We love to celebrate your success, so let them know you heard about it from The Rickie Report!

 

PLEASE NOTE:  UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CONTEST!

 

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2013

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Photo Contest

Rules and Guidelines

Location :Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center (Kimbell Center)

Jonathan Dickinson State Park  16450 SE Federal Hwy  Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Categories 

Florida Flora and Fauna (photographs focusing on native wildlife and plants of Florida)

Florida General (landscapes, scenes, people, and man-made structures in a natural setting; all recognizable people in a photograph must complete a Model Release Form (attached) which must be submitted with the photograph)

Jonathan Dickinson State Park (JDSP) – photographs must be taken in JDSP

Youth Florida Nature – as interpreted by photographer; includes all youth ages 16 and under; all must be accompanied by a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

 

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