Set Your Creativity Free With Marisa Marulli And Carl Johnson On An Uncommon Alaskan Photo Workshop Encounter!

Encounter and learn to photograph the awe-filled sights of Alaska on a life-changing creative photography travel experience this September!  Marisa Marulli takes people on once-in-a-lifetime photographic adventures all over the world. If you are “looking for more” out of your life, this is THE personal experience that will change your life!  Join Marisa and local Alaskan photographer and conservationist, Carl Johnson, as they chase the Aurora Borealis, stay overnight at a remote bear lodge accessed only by sea plane, take in the stunning golden light that glows on Alaskan glaciers, visit the visually remarkable fjords, embrace the autumn colors in Denali National Park, search for bears, whales, eagles and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  A special discount is available until August 1st, so make your reservations now!










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Marisa Marulli, a Palm Beach County native, is an explorer, photographer and journalist with a passion for connecting people to the unknown.  She takes people on once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing photographic adventures all over the world. Her goal is to find people who are “looking for more” out of their lives, take them out of their routines and bring them on these personal and creative photography travel retreats in places that inspire change in their lives. Marisa’s published works, like her photoessay of a 10-day ice-driving excursion in Siberia, hold equally moving messages for those who prefer to learn about the powerful inner shifts unlocked from travel from the comfort of their homes.





Green and purple Northern Lights over trees in Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.


The magical lights will be part of the photographic tour! 


In this extremely unique and completely packed photographic adventure, join Marisa and local Alaskan photographer and conservationist Carl Johnson as they chase the Aurora Borealis, experience an incredible overnight at a remote bear lodge accessed only by sea plane, take in the stunning golden light that glows on Alaskan glaciers, visit the visually remarkable fjords, experience fall colors in Denali National Park (Denali NP), search for bears, whales, eagles and so much more!



Alaskan brown bear cub playing and rolling in the Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.


At Lake Clark National Park, we will be in the land of the bear, with amazing opportunities to photograph them in their element!







This tour was made for you!


Marisa and Carl plan to cover all of the parts of Alaska that stand for what it truly is, so you can return home feeling you’ve experienced the beautiful land in its authentic entirety – with stunning, professional-level, once-in-a-lifetime photographs to prove it!



Sunset at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska.   All rights reserved and copyrighted.



We will have two days of glaciers on this photographic journey, so there are lots of chances to photograph them in their striking colors!





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Moose in Denali National Park, Alaska.  All rights reserved and copyrighted.


At Denali National Park and in other areas, moose and other wildlife are common sights for us to photograph! 




Our Mission:

Solving a major photography tour problem, and opening your eyes (and lenses) to a new way.


We strategically organized this expedition so that it includes a mixture of beautiful photography opportunities and engaging moments. Because we believe the most stunning images are the ones that have special moments attached to them and messages dripping through them.


We think the most empty photography tours are the ones where you get plopped on a bus and shuffled from one spot to the next, given only “15 minutes in this spot!” to take your photos. How can you connect to your landscape, garner a feeling that you want to capture through your lens and translate into your photographs like that!?


So, to solve this unfortunate issue we see all around us with other photography tours, our Alaskan guide, Carl, and I have challenged ourselves to strategically pick a mixture of authentic and downright breath-taking Alaska landscapes, and experiences that snap our photographer participants out of their normal routines in order to open their eyes and lenses to seeing and capturing in a new way.


We do this through making a concerted effort to take you all the way from the visuals of Anchorage to a complete season-change of fall in Denali, and activate new sensations within you by truly engaging with our photography subject, Alaska, such as trekking on glaciers and dining incredibly at a remote lodge in the setting of bears.



Herbert Glacier in Alaska.    All rights reserved and copyrighted.


Some glaciers we visit in Alaska will have gorgeous textures and colors of blue, white, black, making for striking images!



We will not just plop you on a bus.

We will chase moments. 🙂

    • Price:   SPECIAL PROMOTION $300 OFF the $4,250 list-price now through August 1, 2018!


    • When:   September 1-7, 2018


    • Where:   “THE LAST FRONTIER!”: ALASKA! Some of the most quintessentially “Alaska” and yet natural and off-the-beaten path places, as led by an expert local Alaskan photographer and conservationist, Carl Johnson, and Marisa. Areas include: Anchorage, largest float plane base in the world, Aurora Borealis / Northern lights, Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Matanuska Valley, Matanuska Glacier, Susitna River, Prince William Sound, Turnagain Arm, Whittier, Lake Clark National Park.





Arrive in Anchorage, located on the edge of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains. After settling in to our Anchorage hotel accommodations, we will join our local Alaskan guide at his Anchorage hillside home and gallery for a welcome dinner and preview of the days ahead.


We proceed north to Denali National Park and spend the evening exploring the entrance to the park to the Savage River. Along the way, we will photograph autumn colors and the rugged mountain landscapes of the Alaska Range, and look for moose, caribou and other wildlife that frequent this part of the park in the autumn. At night, we will look for the aurora borealis.


We will take a morning drive through the opening stretch of Denali National Park before heading south to Talkeetna. We will stop along the way to photograph the Alaska Range in Broad Pass. After checking in to our lodging in Talkeetna, we will explore the iconic small town, said to be a model for the fictional town of Cicely in “Northern Exposure.” We will photograph evening light at the convergence of the Chulitna, Susitna and Talkeetna Rivers. After dinner, we will head back out in hopes of capturing the Aurora Borealis.


After breakfast, we will continue south to the Matanuska Valley and explore this vast landscape that divides the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. As part of the day, we will take a 3-hour guided hike out onto the Matanuska Glacier, to explore the ice formations and photograph them up close. We will continue south and explore the coastal landscape and waterfalls of the Turnagain Arm. We will overnight in the isolated coastal town of Whittier.


We will spend most of the day out on a boat in Prince William Sound, exploring this network of islands, coves, bays and glaciers to capture this iconic landscape and look for marine mammals and sea birds along the way. We will explore the small boat harbor in Whittier in evening light and at sunset.


We depart Whittier early to head back to Anchorage and catch our sea plane flight out to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve. There, we will have the assistance of a lodge guide to take us out to view and photograph the Alaskan coastal brown bear. In the evening, we will retire to the lodge for a gourmet dinner, wine and photo review.


We take a sea plane flight in the morning back to Anchorage and the completion of our voyage!


    • Double accommodations as per itinerary (single accommodation fee: $600 pp)
    • All meals
    • Transport to and from airport in Anchorage
    • Private transportation to all locations
    • Sea plane flight to and from remote bear lodge
    • Expert guides with experienced bear knowledge to take us through the areas in Lake Clark National Park for exclusive bear viewings
    • Two expert photographers’ guidance
    • Expert local Alaskan photographer guide


    • Airfare to and from Alaska
    • Activity fee (hiking on Matanuska Glacier): $89
    • Alcoholic beverages (outside of those included during our stay in Silver Salmon Creek Lodge)
    • Guide tips
    • Travel insurance
    • What is not mentioned as included


  • Reviews:

Marisa Marulli is the person who took my love for photography and pushed it over the edge. Prior to her explanation I didn’t know anything about shutter speed and aperture. Not only did she take the time to explain it to me but she spent the time to show me how to do it in the field. She put everything in terms that I could understand and I am forever grateful.  Frank DiNardi, Haddam, CT

          Carl Johnson…One of the best aurora photographers anywhere. Steve Freno

For more information about this photography expedition, or future trips, please contact:

Marisa Marulli,Photographer & Journalist
(415) 529-8895

* Join the adventure! *

Instagram: @MarisaMarulli

Facebook: @MarisaMarulli

Twitter: @MarisaMarulli



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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986



Photography Exhibition, “Divergent Visions” Features Area Artists With International And National Acclaim

“Divergent Visions”, a photographic exhibition will run May 20, 2017 – June 14, 2017 at Ludwig Framemakers in Wilton Manors, FL. The public is invited to the free Artists’ Reception on Saturday, May 20th. The exhibit features four area artists from the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School: Kent Burkhardsmeier; Karen Hanley Colbert; Dale Kirk as well as curator and instructor, Allan Pierce. These fine art photographers are internationally and nationally acclaimed award winners, some of whom have had their work published.  Their photography can be found in public and private collections world wide. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.



(954) 306-3138

2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305



P R E S E N T S:





Curated by Allan Pierce


Kent Burkhardsmeier

Karen Hanley Colbert

Dale Kirk

Allan Pierce




Saturday, May 20th


6 – 8:30 pm

Catered by Palate Party and Rumors

Exhibition Is Available May 20 – June 14, 2017

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am-7pm or by appointment.

For more information contact Marquie Kloppenburg (954-306-3138)








Kent Burkhardsmeier
954 614 9720



Kent Burkhardsmeier “Intriguing Beginnings”




Kent Burkhardsmeier’s work explores the transition between fog and nature – offering a tempting glimpse beyond. Kent pursues familiar places with a curious fascination to uncover hidden gems in his photographs – like seeing into the veil of fog. A resident of Deerfield Beach, his photography has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Crest Galleries, Boca Raton Museum School, and Broward Art Guild Galleries) and internationally (UNEAC Santiago de Cuba). Kent’s project, “Cinco Hojas: The Experience of a Cuban Cigar, in Cuba” was published by LensWork Publishing as the lead series in the book “Seeing in SIXES.” His work has been recognized internationally (International Photography Awards – Family of Man, Black & White Spider Awards, International Color Awards,) and locally.




Karen Hanley Colbert

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“Seagulls At Dawn” by Karen Hanley Colbert

Karen Hanley Colbert’s work depicts how she blends her work with the many activities that can be found at the beach. The beach entices her into the escapism of sheer play or sometimes early in the mornings, the stillness of elusive dreams. She lets her camera catch the freedom that is the beach. A resident of Delray Beach Karen is an internationally published and award-winning photographer. Her work has gained broad recognition in magazines and competitions including Black & White Magazine, Artblend Magazine and the Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA-London, UK); PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3); International Color Awards and the Black & White Spider Awards. In South Florida, her images have been exhibited at Palm Beach International Airport; Palm Beach Photographic Museum; Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; Cornell Museum; Old School Square Gallery; Boca Raton Museum of Art; Artblend, ArtServe and Broward Art Guild Galleries and in Art Basel. Her pieces can be found in both commercial and private collections. 




Dale Kirk

“Grand To Be Central” by Dale Kirk

Dale Kirk’s work comes from her walks on the streets of New York. She is not alone… every step of the way is a memory of her father whispering stories reminiscent of his life there. To achieve that feeling of timelessness and energy, she captures movements, which emphasize the passage of time. This temporality satisfies her longing for him, and somehow, she can keep him alive, if only in spirit.  A resident of Boynton Beach, Dale’s work has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Boca Raton Museum School, Broward Art Guild Galleries, Palm Beach Art). In addition, her work has been auctioned several times for Bethesda Hospital. Her love for photography developed from her father’s attraction for the art. “I remember watching him tinkering with cameras and compositions and felt like my Dad was most at peace when he was looking through the lens”. Dale’s career began 30 years ago with a family portrait studio in her home and has now evolved to capturing landscapes and still life. 



Allan Pierce



“Looking Out” by Allan Pierce

Curator, Allan Pierce’s work approaches portraiture, by capturing the inner life of a person in unguarded moments and not the “flattering, air-brushed” conformity that’s so prevalent in studio photography. He is especially excited by the limitless range of natural lighting situations rather than the forced predictability and blandness that result from getting mired in technique. The work in this exhibit reflects his ongoing theme of dealing with barriers and looking out of windows.  Allan lives in Fort Lauderdale and from his earliest childhood as an avid theater-goer, he has been consumed with the interactions of people, their emotional masks and subtexts and the environments and situations that define their lives. He studied theater, taught English and drama and directed plays (both traditional and experimental).  Observing humanity continues to be a consuming passion and a similar perspective pervades his photography. He has exhibited his work at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City, Georgia State University in Atlanta and University of Miami, Florida International University, the Boca Museum of Art, the Chris Lopez Gallery, World and Eye Arts Center, and the Artists’ Guild Gallery in Delray Beach. He currently teaches photography at the Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School and conducts workshops throughout Florida. 





About Boca Raton Museum of Art:

Dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions, and educational opportunities. The Museum values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles. It welcomes new and broader constituencies, encouraging a heightened public understanding and appreciation of the visual world.

For more information about exhibits, classes, workshops:



About Ludwig Framemakers:

Established in 1975, Ludwig Framemakers has been a cornerstone of the wholesale picture framing industry throughout South Florida, providing art and framing services to interior designers, galleries, artists, corporate, hospitality and residential clients.


Ludwig Framemakers    Superior Custom Framing for Art, Mirrors, and More

(954) 306-3138   2420 Wilton Drive    Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 PM – 5:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM  Saturday by Appointment Only




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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

The Gallery At Center for Creative Education Presents ‘Wild Florida’ Photography Exhibit

The Gallery at Center For Creative Education presents a group exhibition featuring Native, “Wild Florida” Photography November through December, 2016. The Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, November 5th.  Photographer Greg Matthews and The Gallery at CCE Manager Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla present this exhibit based on wildlife, habitats, or environmental impacts. The true art of photographs that come from within the state of Florida and are taken in the wild shares the awe, wonder and beauty of our surroundings. Exhibition will be open to the public November 5th through December 17th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





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Center For Creative Education
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160      f (561) 805 9929

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education










**Special Opening Reception for the Public**

Saturday, November 5, 2016

 6:00 – 8:30 pm

$10.00 Entry (Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts) –

A Table 427 Voucher will accompany each $10 entry which provides ‘$10 for you and a friend’ to be redeemed at their Vibrant eatery offering Continental fare with Mexican flavors, plus spirits & music in the heart of Northwood Village.

Food provided by Whole Foods Market, Food Trucks by Stashbox BBQ and Island Buzz, Beverages by Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, Live Animals on-site by Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.


ccewildfloridapaulmarcelliniPhotography by Paul Marcellini 

Featured Fine Art Photographers:


Raymond Gehman | Chris Gillette | Paul Marcellini | Greg Matthews | David Moynahan | Mac Stone | Carlton Ward Jr. | Marina Scarr |


These artists have been featured in National Geographic, Popular Photography, American Museum of Natural History (NY), National Wildlife, Audubon, and Smithsonian just to name a few.



Photography by Marina Scarr

‘Wild Florida’ ran an open call to the public for photographers to submit works which were juried in to exhibit alongside the featured artists. Photo Contest Exhibiting Photographers: *10 Artists juried into exhibition via Contest. One work from each chosen artist to be exhibited alongside the Featured Artists.




Photography by Chris Gillette




Top 3 chosen images are accompanied by Cash Prizes

by Guest Juror: Clyde Butcher (Florida Artist Hall of Fame)

1st Place – Quinn Hiaasen – Lightning Over Florida Bay
2nd Place – Christopher Evans – Blue Cypress Lake
3rd Place – Peter Brannon – Embrace
4th-10th Honorable Mentions in no particular order
Joe Cruz – Fanning Split
Bruce Bain – Ghost Orchid
Tim Harrell – Anhinga
Norm Haines – One With The Universe
Melissa James – Native Green Anole
Rhett Butler – If
Jeff Waldorff




Photography by Greg Matthews





Photo Contest Sponsors:

Local Brand, Tanks-A-Lot Aquariums, Coastal Source

Exhibition and Opening Night Sponsors:

Whole Foods Market, Accomplice Brewing

Exhibition and Opening Night Partners:

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary (live animals on-site), Local Brand

Exhibition Sponsor:

Searcy Law

Night Patrol

Photography by Daniel Moynahan

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For more information about this exhibit, events, classes and workshops:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager
Center For Creative Education
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    f (561) 805 9929

Empowering Students to Grow Creatively, Academically, and Socially Through Arts-Based Education



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


Judge Nelson Bailey Offers Special Event At Lighthouse Art Center On October 20th

Settle in around a virtual campfire and get comfortable as Judge Nelson Bailey shares his passion for Florida’s history at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event on October 20th.  In conjunction with photography exhibition, “Eyes Wide Open: Camera In Hand”, this talented photographer and gifted speaker will share stories about Florida in the late 1800’s.  You won’t want to miss this authentic celebration of Florida’s multicolored quilted history!  The Rickie Report shares the details.  This event is open to the public!



Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469
(561) 746-3101






Judge Nelson Bailey

Thursday, October 20, 2016

5:30 – 7: 30 pm





Members are free, non-members $10

Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are served


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed




Judge Nelson Bailey is a talented photographer and gifted speaker, and he is the only judge listed with the National Directory of American Storytellers as a “Florida Cracker Storyteller”. Florida’s rich cultural history is full of remarkable tales and Judge Bailey brings them all to life. His audiences declare “Every time I’ve listened to him speak I want to cross my arms and stamp my foot and say, “Don’t stop! More!” Please join us on October 20th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this authentic celebration of our wild and wooly past.  Hear authentic tales of Native-American mound builders, Spanish explorers, early settlers, and cattle ranchers in a rich gallery environment.





For more information about this event , the current exhibition, classes, workshops and future programs please visit:





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


“Eyes Wide Open: Camera In Hand” Opens At Lighthouse ArtCenter With Public Reception

Photography by Louis Jawitz, Jack Bates, Nancy Brown, Jenna Huttula, Don Lacy, Jane Saull, Barry Schein, Barry Seidman, and Tom Winter is the focus of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Opening Exhibit, “Eyes Wide Open: Camera In Hand”.  These nine photographers share images from around the world and are too good to be missed!  Join the 3rd Thursday Opening Reception on September 15th and meet the artists at South Florida’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.



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(561) 746-3101
Lighthouse Art Center
373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, Florida 33469


“E Y E S    W I D E    O P E N:

 C A M E R A    IN   H A N D”



Opening Reception:

September 15, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Members Free; Non-Members $10.

Exhibit available now through October 29, 2016


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Members are admitted free; Nonmembers $5
Children (12 and under) free
Saturdays, free
3rd Thursday Events: Members free; Nonmembers $10




Firefighters, Police Officers and Active Military and their families receive free admission to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum.




“Antigua” by Louis Jawitz


The Sunrise Sculler, 10-21-07, Palm City Florida

“Sunrise Sculler” by Thomas Winter



“Plantanos” by Jenna Huttutla




Nancy has been a commercial photographer for over forty years. After working out of New York City for 25 years she now works out of her Boca Raton, Florida studio. Nancy specializes in people/lifestyle and travel photography. In the last six years, China has become her favorite place to make travel images. She has had five photography books published. Her book “Simply China” was released as a large coffee table art book with 289 pages of images with text in Chinese and English. Nancy’s travels to Myanmar (Burma) also captured her imagination, recently.  Nancy was made a Nikon Legend in 2001. Teaching has always been a part of Nancy’s life and she holds one to one workshops in Florida all year long. Stock photography also is a big part of Nancy’s photography and she is continually adding people/lifestyle and travel images to Getty Images, her stock agency.



Jenna Huttula picked up her first 35mm camera on a backpacking trip through Europe at the age of 13, and hasn’t put it down yet. After ten years as a professional portrait photographer on the Treasure Coast, she and her family traveled to Nicaragua as missionary photographers. In the rural villages they photographed families, most who had never been photographed before. Jenna Huttula’s projects have allowed her to travel to remote terrain trough exotic rainforests and the base of active volcanos. She says, “Beauty surrounds us, whether it’s in an impoverished county or our own backyard and photography allows me to immortalize an instant that can be cherished for a lifetime”.




Louis Jawitz began his life-long love affair with photography while in the US Navy. Back in civilian life, he quickly advanced his career shooting high profile campaigns for top tier advertising agencies, Fortune 500 clients, and travel and editorial assignments for internationally recognized corporations and publications.  Jawitz’s assignments and travels gave him great opportunities to shoot his personal work, primarily fine art, nature and scenic images. His photographic career, created while working out of his iconic New York City studio, included advertising work for many notable clients including Grey Advertising, Nikon, Pfizer, GM, Subaru, and American Airlines.  His editorial and assignment work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications including Nikon World, Popular Mechanics, Shutterbug, and Popular Photography+ Imaging. Mr. Jawitz’s work has been shown in Florida at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery, Lake Worth Art League, Jonathan Dickenson State Park, and the Coral Springs Museum of Art.




Don Lacy is a nature and wildlife photographer who moved to the Jupiter area from the suburbs outside of Philadelphia over twenty years ago. He is a self-taught photographer who has been capturing the natural beauty of the world around him for the past 10 years. While he has traveled and photographed in the American Southwest, the Colorado Roc underwater photographykies, and New Mexico most of his work celebrates Florida. He is a member of the Lighthouse Camera Club and active online as a moderator on, one of the premier online nature photography forums. His work can be seen at


Please take a thought provoking journey into the Underwater Realm and gain an increased awareness of our precious natural resources. “Underwater photography allows me the opportunity to educate and thus protect our most valuable resource, the oceans of the world. My artistic mission is to present and reflect on the diverse colors and textures of our underwater space. I concentrate on exploring the varied underwater species in a world less populated by humans. The Underwater Realm challenges the eye and brain to perceive the familiar and unfamiliar in extraordinary ways and constantly inspires me and reinforces the miracle of synergy and harmony. My photography has been featured in national publications and awarded on local, state, national and international levels. I hold the Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders as well as the Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling”.


Barry is an award winning commercial photographer, educator and photo editor. During his career he has created photography for many nationally branded Fortune 500 companies and their advertising agencies. He received an EMMY award for his work at NBC TV in New York and an Eastman Kodak Professional Photographers award. Both Nikon and the international journal Graphis have recognized his work. Barry’s photographs have been displayed at Nikon House in New York City, the Kodak Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center as well as numerous group shows in South Florida and is represented in a number of private collections.




Barry Seidman grew up in New York’s fast-paced advertising business establishing him as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He works for the top international brands. Seidman now devotes his time to fine art photography, which is enthusiastically collected around the world. “My work”, Seidman says, “is more akin to a painter in a studio than a photographer making snapshots. I choose not to go out into the world and bring back what I’ve seen, but to start with a concept, pre-visualizing, executing and highlighting what I see and how I see it. The finished work is then presented larger than life, inviting the viewer to walk in the landscape of my mind’s eye. My images then create an illusion of simplicity. The exploration of my ideas is done in photographic series. At times inspiration is illusive, but then there it is – like magic – in the revelation of imagined images.”




Thomas Winter is a Florida Commercial Photographer specializing in Corporate and Industrial Photography. Tom creates compelling photography for business communications and advertising. His unique images and editorial style help tell a story, capture a moment and deliver a message. Tom’s business background and corporate experience give him a unique perspective that enhances and informs his work. He understands the importance of delivering value and being part of a creative team. His landscapes are part of his ongoing personal work that take him away from his commercial routine.


For more information about the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s exhibits, events, classes and membership, please visit



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“4 Visions” Fine Art Photography Exhibit Opens At Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art

The Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery presents “4 VISIONS”, an exhibition of contemporary Fine Art photography by Philip Ross Munro, Adam Collier Noel, Brian Cattelle, and Pat Swain. The exhibition focuses of the personal expressions on these four photographers and the styles that have made them leaders in the photographic world.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday evening, March 19th during PRIDE FEST WEEKEND in Lake Worth and in conjunction with ART SYNERGY’S Palm Beach ArtForms Events during ArtBocaRaton.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  






Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
711 Lucerne Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460








Fine Art Photography Exhibition:

Philip Ross Munro

Adam Collier Noel

Brian Cattelle

Pat Swain




And Selected Works by

Gallery-represented artists:

Joanne Urban

Ali Miranda

David Snow

Paul Solvay








VIP Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 19

  5 – 10 pm




Catered by Ken Keffer

Exhibition:   March 10, 2016 through April 20, 2016

Gallery Hours: M-Sat. 11-6 PM



“4 Visions” opens with a Reception on Saturday evening, March 19, 2016 at 5 pm during PRIDE FEST WEEKEND in Lake Worth and in conjunction with ART SYNERGY’S Palm Beach ArtForms Events during ArtBocaRaton. This exhibit has been curated by Rolando Chang Barrero.  






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Photography by Philip Ross Munro


Philip Ross Munro is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and has a background in Engineering from McGill University in Montreal and Digital Media from City College in San Francisco. Mr. Munro’s career spans more than thirty years and his current studio is a 4000 sf warehouse in the Design District of Miami Florida He is known for his paintings and photography of shadows, underwater figures and series investigating the human balance and perception. During the last twenty five years Munro has shot underwater images in natural bodies of water; using uncontrolled situations and everyday people instead of professional models. This production reveals the artist as a ‘Documentarist’: an observer of mind / body relationships to circumstance. He chronicles the nuances of human comprehension and situation, exposing sensuality in a delicate balance.





Brian Cattelle / Bare USA Project


BARE USA is a nationwide fine art photography project that delves into the study of natural beauty in contrast with man-made decay. This contrast is explored by photographing nude models in abandoned locations nationwide. Visit to learn more.





Art by Adam Collier Noel





Adam Collier Noel is an internationally collected artist who graduated from Herron School of Art & Design where he received his Bachelor of fine arts degree in photography. Adam is currently working from his studio in south Florida and exhibiting work in Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Calgary and Key West.






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Pat Swain’s “Lost Flamingos in the Cloud Forest Series”




Pat Swain leans towards the quirk and tribulations.  She is an award-winning photographer whose work has been shown extensively around the world. Among the many publications where her photographs and digital art have appeared are Leonardo (MIT Press), the New York Times, Digital Fine Art, Spin Magazine, New York Magazine. She holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and an M.A. from Columbia University. She has taught digital imaging at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She lives and teaches in New York City.



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“South Beach Guys” by Paul Solvay

Paul Solvay (New York). Solvay’s Barbie and Ken Series explores and celebrates the once taboo alternative unions seen as an affront to the Ozzie and Harriet days of past.  A whimsical, yet meaningful the work evokes a lighthearted gaze into a harmonious world we all get to love.



Photography by Joanne Urban




Joanne Urban’s formal training began with film and the wet darkroom, she now utilizes digital capture and Photoshop in the digital darkroom. Joanne creates in-camera images with her assorted digital cameras and camera-less images with her flat bed scanner. Her work reflects the aesthetic of the traditional black and white darkroom processes. Drawn to detail, simple composition, texture and pattern, her imagery is a visual and emotional response to the commonplace.  In addition to producing her own award winning work, Joanne offers services such as custom printing, and photographic retouch and restoration. She also teaches the camera-less technique and Photoshop for photographers.






Greatly known for his erotic nudes, Ali Miranda’s work is often featured in both local and national publications, covering a broad spectrum in the photography field from commercial to fine-art. A native of the Miami area, Ali established himself as a photo artist in South Beach during the late 80s and up to the present.  He holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts College of San Francisco and also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and Chicago. Ali’s work has been exhibit in various galleries and collected by art patrons around the world.





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Wearable Art, Couture And Photography Combine At Fashion Week

Fusion Fashion & Art Productions is winning fashion and business for the Palm Beaches & Florida!  Success follows Palm Beach International Fashion Week produced by Lilyana Eisele. The kick-off on Sunday, October 25th will be an Absolute Auction. Pieces include couture jewelry by Palm Beach designer Idalia Baudo, flamed glass jewelry by international artist Chadd Lacy, and kinetic art by award winning artist Elayna Toby. In person, phone and email bids welcome. Palm Beach Swim Week is coming November 5th – 8th and will be presented at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Stop by Habatat Galleries tomorrow night for the auction and get ready to make Palm Beach County a Fashion Destination!




Fashion District – Absolute Art Auction

Sunday October 25, 2015

    6:00 to 9:00 PM EDT

Habatat Gallery


513 Clematis Street      W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

Register Here






Lilyana Eisele tells The Rickie Report, “We are founding a Fashion District to create jobs, improve our communities and increase education. The proceeds from this fundraiser are part of these ongoing efforts. The fashion and apparel industry is a $3,000 trillion industry worldwide and the U.S. imports 97% of its fashion and apparel for retail. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics,  98 other occupations depend on the Fashion & Apparel industry for employment. Small changes can have a huge impact”.




This fundraiser is in conjunction with the production of Palm Beach Swim Week’s fashion shows. This Absolute Auction means everything will be sold to the highest bidder. 


In person, phone and email bids are welcome.  

Get more information:

Lilyana Eisele
Fusion Fashion & Art Productions


Sponsors include: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Prado Spa & Salon, Premiere Dental Care, Aqua Plastic Surgery, Table 427, VIP tv, DMZ tv, Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry.  This event is Endorsed by: Palm Beach Film & Television Commission &
Florida Fashion & Apparel Chamber of Commerce.






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Fashion Week Model, Kate Upton on the Runway

Photo by James Eisele Photography




Fashion District – Swim Week

The 4th Annual Fashion Production


Fusion Fashion & Art Productions





Years in Review Photos by James Eisele Photography


From Thursday November 5th through Sunday the 8th runway shows will start at 6pm and conclude at approximately 9pm. Fashions debuted on the runway will be the upcoming trends in the Palm Beaches for 2016 in swimwear, resort wear, and accessories.


FashionweekGetting ready for a runway walk

Getting Ready  Photo by James Eisele Photography

Even show producer, Lilyana Eisele, was interviewed and published in Everybody Magazine. When it comes to bringing fashion to Palm Beach she was hailed by the magazine editor as “the matriarch of it all.” The article further cites the Palm Beaches as one of the most beautiful and fashionable places on Earth.



Lilyana tells us, “Some designers have more than doubled their business size and expanded production by 150%. Many of the designers are Florida based and also produce their lines in Florida. In addition, the materials to create the line are often bought from Florida businesses. This supports other businesses and also creates jobs which support our communities”.



FashionweekBehind the scenes at a runway fashion show

Behind The Scenes Photo by James Eisele Photography



Over 100 fashion designers have applied to be in the shows and many have specifically designed their clothing line to be featured in the style and spirit of the Palm Beaches. Last year Fusion Fashion & Art produced the largest fashion week in the state of Florida under one roof. 




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Swimsuit Runway Photo by James Eisele Photography



Runway is the extreme sport of fashion photographers and this year’s Palm Beach Swim Week has already drawn the attention of national and international fashion photographers and press. Over 200 request for media passes have been submitted for the shows. Over 500 local, national, and international models have applied to walk the runway in the shows.




This year’s partnership with the Photographic Center and co-presenter the American Society of Media Photographers offers unique opportunities for photographers, models and other industry professionals to engage with the Photographic Center and learn more about it. ASMP brings valuable knowledge to the national photographic community.



About the American Society of Media Photographers:
The American Society is a 501(c)3 professional arts organization founded in 1944. ASMP has 39 chapters and promotes photographers’ rights, provides education in better business practices, produces business publications for photographers, and helps photographers to connect purchasers with professional photography. For more information, please visit




About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:

The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit or Palm Beach Photographic Centre is a 501(c)3 nonprofits arts organization dedicated to the enhancement of community through the photographic arts.

Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry, the same team that helped set the fashion week record last year, will be providing the new looks for the 2016 hair and makeup trends for the SWIM WEEK shows. New York DJ Angel Negron will be creating unique music for the shows, all inspired by the Palm Beaches.




For more information please contact:

Lilyana Eisele
FUSION Fashion & Art Productions, Inc.



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