See The Port St. Lucie Arts League In Action At Winter Art & Craft Expo January 23-24. PSAL Helps Creativity Flourish With Monthly Meetings, Plein Air Events, Annual Member Exhibit And More

The Port St. Lucie Arts League (PSLAL) brings one thing to mind – PASSION for the visual arts!  Despite Covid19, this arts organization is flourishing!  Whether members paint for pleasure or for commerce, they continue to form partnerships that engage and encourage creativity.  Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24 you can meet over 25 members at the Port St. Lucie Winter Art & Craft Expo.  From refined chalk painters, veterans honing their art skills, to residents of assisted living who keep their creative juices flowing, you will meet 2D and 3D artists to refresh your spirits!  This Rickie Report article highlights Winter Art Expo in partnership with Latitude-88 Monthly meetings ( in person or via Zoom), Plein Air Painting, 14th Annual Member Exhibition at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center Gallery (Opening Reception Thursday, February 4 and runs through March 23), and more opportunities to get involved.  If you’re looking for some passion, connect with PSLAL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Annual  Port  St.  Lucie  Art  &  Craft  Expo

Saturday, January 23 10 am – 5 pm

 Sunday, January 24  10 am – 4 pm

 

At   recently renamed the MIDFLORIDA Credit

Union Event Center

(Formerly Port St. Lucie Civic Center)  

Corner of Walton Rd. and US 1  

Free Parking & Admission  

Over 200 Booths

 Live Music & Food

 

 

Face coverings are encouraged but not required at this outside event. Complimentary face masks available at the event. Please observe social distancing between guests and exhibitors and utilize the hand sanitizer stations around the event. Have fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Meet    Chalk    Artist    Shane    Mesmer

 

 

 

Chalk art by Shane Mesmer & guest David Lepore

 

PSLAL enjoyed providing several art experiences for visitors at the recent Expo! Everyone enjoyed watching our artists painting and creating live throughout the weekend! People were amazed by Shane Mesmer’s chalk art image, stopping in awe of her breathtaking work!

 

It is always exciting to hear, “I just moved to PSL and am so happy to discover the Port St. Lucie Arts League! I am an artist and happy to know that there is a connection of artists here for me.”  An older gentleman, who worked creating stained glass, was inspired to start working again after setting aside his passion to create for many years.  A 15 year old girl was so excited to observe all the artists painting, especially, the Donna Dewberry technique used by Madelaine Cooper. She is going to check out online classes to learn this style.

 

It is a great JOY to see people of all ages begin to feel their creative ideas bubble to the surface! The League is proud to be an integral part of the Expo and to be working together in partnership with Lattitude-88, Inc. supporting the arts & artists in our community.

 

Stop by the League’s non-profit booth to learn more about us and to see our artists creating live, including Chalk artists Shane Mesmer and special guest. The PSLAL Plein Air painters will also be found painting around on the grounds of Expo & MIDFLORIDA Event Center.

 

PSLAL is the benefiting organization at all PSL Expos and we are grateful to Latitude-88, Inc. for the ongoing support and generosity to support the League’s mission. Our connection and work together at the Expos has provided relationships and awareness to local artists and the arts in PSL.  PSLAL has enjoyed working in partnership with Mike Strickland, owner of Latitude-88, Inc., and all behind the scenes at the Port St. Lucie Art & Craft Expos to bring arts & culture to PSL. A Celebration of Life, Arts & Crafts and the Human Spirit… The PSLAL artists can always be found creating live at the Expo! 

NEXT  Expo:   May 1-2, 2021

 

14th    Annual     PSLAL     Members    Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

FREE    OPENING   RECEPTION:

 THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 4  

6:30  –  8:30 PM

 

Opening Reception will be held outdoors on the terrace weather permitting or in case of rain in the main atrium outside the Gallery.  Covid-19 safety practices will be followed.  Masks are required indoors.  

 

Exhibit runs February 4 through March 25, 2021

Regular Gallery Hours:   8:30 am – 5 pm

 

 

MIDFLORIDA  EVENT  CENTER

9211 SE Event Center Place  Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

772.807.4488   www.midfloridaeventcenter.com

 

 

 

The PSLAL celebrates its 14th Annual Member Exhibit at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center Gallery. It will be the largest exhibit in League history and will showcase over 100 works of art by 41 League members, including fine art professional as well as those who create purely for pleasure.  The exhibit includes naïve, assemblage, abstract, classical, representational, glass, sculpture, impasto, graphic, and photography artworks. The viewer can explore diverse subjects capturing a sense of place or specific location, the essence of a person, or a moment in time.  League artists express their passion and appreciation of the arts and support the League’s mission to advance, enhance, and sustain the community’s cultural viability.  Special kudos to Doris Jacoby for bringing this to fruition!

 

 

 

 

Participating     Artists:

 

Susan Adamo ◊  Mimi Albert ◊  Michael Alexander ◊  

Mary Ann Austin ◊  Nancy Bacheller ◊  Elaine Bankston ◊  

Patty Clayton ◊  Judy Coffman ◊  Madelaine Cooper ◊  

Fiori Ferraris   ◊  Joanne Lucia Florez ◊  Donna Franklin ◊  

Caroline Frederiksen ◊  Eric Frederiksen ◊  Nora Griffin ◊  

Marilyn Hamblet ◊  Evelyn Hartsell ◊  Carol Heslop ◊

 Jillane Heveron ◊  I. Joseph ◊  Doris Jacoby ◊  Bonnie Larson ◊

Joan Laugois ◊  Sandy Lillis  ◊ Barbara Z. Lyons  ◊

 Phred Madsen-Vallee ◊  Patricia McLaughlin ◊  Marilyn Mead ◊

Nancy Mich ◊  Laura R. O’Kelly ◊  Cecilia Peterson ◊  Linda Relis

Alyssa Rose ◊ Sharon Roselli ◊  Mayda Saborit ◊  

Christine Schroth ◊  Frances Sine ◊  Mark Stall ◊  Debra Terrio

Tamara Thoma ◊  Barbara  Warren ◊

 

 

 

 

 

Nourish   Your   Soul   And   Paint   Plein   Air  

 

No matter if you’re a beginner or advanced it’s a great way to get out of the studio and be right there in nature. Linda calls it “Soul Food” and she invites you all to come out and PLAY! It’s a great way to not only meet members, but to get some new work ready for all the upcoming PSLAL events.

 

 

Fridays  from  9 am – Noon

A new location is chosen every 2 weeks 

All levels welcome

 

Contact: Linda Relis    772.579.8342

 

 Join us!

 

 

             River is inspired by Mary Anne Austin’s Plein Air work!

Informal discussion about ART, sharing ideas and artwork or just come to listen and be together. Bring a chair!  Enjoy nature and connect with other artists!

 

Passers-by are always inspired! At theLeague’s recent event, Art Show in the Gardens, a little boy named River, joined Mary Anne Austin, to draw a picture.

 

Visit: https://www.pslartsleague.org/pslal-plein-air-painters

 

 

Monthly       Meetings:

 

 

 Marcy Purdy gives a demonstration to create a fish print

 

 

Our Next Meeting:   Friday, February 19, 2021

 

Join us via Zoom or in person for our monthly meetings!  Enjoy the camaraderie, networking with other like-minded creatives, and a demonstration!  Learn about a new technique, color, painting in oil, watercolor, acrylic, and so much more!

3rd Friday of each Month

1 – 3 pm

 

 

Port St. Lucie Community Center    2195 SE Airoso Blvd.  Port St. Lucie, FL

 

Meetings are held in the banquet room and can accommodate 30 people.  Masks are required and Covid safe practices are followed.  RSVP is required to attend.   Zoom is provided as well.  RSVP: 772.323.1151

The mission of the Port St. Lucie Arts League is to advance, enhance and sustain our community’s cultural and artistic viability. Our membership works to develop cultural awareness and provide increased opportunities for community access to the arts.  Our league members are advocates for the arts and we promote quality, professionalism and diversity in our work. Our goals are to develop and sustain a membership of local artists, encourage networking, provide a forum for the healthy exchange of creative ideas, and support, encourage and inspire one another’s artistic creativity.  The Port St. Lucie Art League works closely with the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance.

 

Get membership information

For more information about these events or  upcoming events:

 

 

 

PSLAL Website: pslartsleague.org

For more info contact: pslalcontact@gmail.com

Joanne Lucia Florez, President

Port St. Lucie Arts League

413.695.3312

 

 

 

 

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Arts Council Of Martin County Invites You To Its Members Exhibit Via Virtual Gallery, June 19 – July 31

The Arts Council of Martin County shares their Annual Visual Artist Members Exhibit available now through July 31, 2020.  Due to Covid-19 health and safety guidelines, the Court House Cultural Center and its galleries are closed to the public. As such, this exhibit will showcase the talented artist of our community via a virtual gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and the links to see this uplifting exhibit! You can get up very close to each item in this exhibit and many are for sale!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of Martin County 

Presents:

 

 

 

 

Direct Virtual Gallery link: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/1165218/members-showcase

Or Visit:

 Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/2UUxq6p

 

 

“Fat Minnow” by Robert Moore

 

 

Participating Member Artists:

Leo J. Arbeznik
Kathryn Bell
Lynn Bell
Mallo Bisset
Sally Browning Pearson
Nanette Carton
Judy Coffman
Suzanne Connors
Laura Kay Darvill
Adrienne Davis
James J. DeMartis
Evangelia Deslis
Jann Dobkin Rudd
Sharon Ferina
Thomas Forster
Lois Friel
Dot Galfond
Torenzo Gann
Katie Gianni
Dave Goldstein
Eduardo Gomez Rojas
Maria Gullberg-McCadden
Sharon Mroz Hopek
Rebecca Hose
Carol Hughes
Gisela Hunnicutt
Heather Ivins
Anne Johann
Renee Keil
Carol Kepp
Sue Klahne
Chris Kling
Anita Lamb
Jane Lawton Baldridge
Sophie Ledemé
Angela M. Leggio
Randy Lenna
Sheryl Levine
Barbara Z. Lyons
Debra  Mannhalter
Joseph E. Marmo
Brent McAhren
Maria G Miele
Robert Moore
Amber Moran
Lynn Morgan
Chad Periman
Tom Prestopnik
Mary Lou Pults
Sharon Raab
Patricia Reagan
Ronald Renner
Barbara Schmitz
Patrice Scott
Jordan Silvia
Geoffrey C. Smith
Nancy Smyth Yannetti
Mark Stall
Billie-Jo Thomson
Nadia Utto
Marian Vitale
Lisa P. Young

 

 

 

Questions Contact Jennifer at 772.287.6676 ext 2 or jhearn@martinarts.org

 

About The Arts Council of Martin County:

A private, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, The Arts Council of Martin County is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and private contributions. Its activities include:

  •   Cultural assessment and planning services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the communities the local arts agency represents;

  •   Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities;

  •   Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities;

  •   Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach.

www.martinarts.org

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Art League Welcomes Public To Free Exhibit At Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Opening Reception On Thursday, January 9. Exhibit Runs Through March 12, 2020

The Port St. Lucie Arts League (PSLAL) invites the public to an Art Exhibition featuring over 30 member artists.  This free exhibit takes place at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Gallery, with the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 9 featuring the music of Jack Eddington.  The exhibit continues through March 12, 2020.  PSLAL welcomes new members to join as advocates for the arts and promote quality, professionalism and diversity in their work. PSLAL provides a forum for the healthy exchange of creative ideas, support, encouragement, and inspiration from one another’s artistic creativity.  Many PSLAL artists have won local, national and international awards & their artwork is in many private collections.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORT    ST.    LUCIE    ARTS    LEAGUE    PRESENTS:  

MEMBER  EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020 

 

 

6  – 8 PM

 

 

Featuring Musician,  Jack Eddington

Port   St.   Lucie   Civic   Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place      Port St.Lucie, FL 34952

 

 

Exhibition runs  January  10 – March 12, 2020

8:30 AM –  8 PM (except when closed for event use)

 

 

 

 

 

Joanne Lucia Florez, President of the Port St. Lucie Arts League tells The Rickie Report, ” Membership is open to all artists who create original work and to those who have an interest in or appreciation for the arts”.  This is a wonderful artist networking organization and newcomers are always welcome.  Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Friday from September – May, 1 – 3  pm, at PSL Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St Lucie, FL, with plenty of free parking.  

 

“Blissful Silence” by Michael Alexander

 

Joanne goes on to say, “The success of artists is shared by all. Artwork, artists styles and creativity are freely expressed without judgement. The PSL Arts League strives to learn, grow and work together to share our support of art & artists in our community”.  Paid members of the Port St Lucie Arts League are able to exhibit/sell your artwork in several art shows and events, PSL Arts League Galleries and other venues throughout the year. PSLAL offers a full calendar of art shows, exciting demonstrations and art display opportunities for all to enjoy!  

 

 

“Dancer At Rest” by Doris Jacoby

 

 

 

Featured Artists:

Mary Ann Austin

Michael Alexander

Tamara Thoma Barnett

Elaine Cavanaugh

Judy Coffman

Patricia Eddington

Joanne Lucia Florez

Donna Franklin

Caroline McGillis Frederiksen

Dale Galiano

Marilyn Hamblet

Evelyn Hartsell

Carol Heslop

Jill Heverson

Scott Hossler

Doris Jacoby

Maureen Joyce

Rene’ Laigo

Bonnie Larson

Sandy Lillis

Barbara Z. Lyons

Phred Madsen-Vallee

Floyd Markowitz

Marilyn Mead

Laura R. O’Kelly

Connie Pearson

Elaine Pribish

Sharon Roselli

Frances B. Sine

Barbara Warren

Ronda Wersbha

Joe Young

 

 

“Bronze Serenity” by Donna Franklin

 

 

 

The PSL Arts League is a 501C non-profit organization for professional artists and those who appreciate the arts. The League was  organized in 1993 and enjoys a membership of over 65 creative professionals, which consists of a diverse group of artists who share a passion for creativity and support of the arts in the community. Their work consists of individual styles, techniques, and artistic explorations in a variety of art mediums: watercolors, acrylics, oils, 3D and mixed media. Each artwork is unique in expression that captures a chosen subject. Many PSLAL artists have won local, national and international awards & their artwork is in many private collections.  

 

League members are advocates for the arts and promote quality, professionalism and diversity in their work. PSL Arts League goals are to develop and sustain a membership of local artists, encourage networking, provide a forum for the healthy exchange of creative ideas, and support, encourage and inspire one another’s artistic creativity. The success of artists is shared by all. Artwork, artists styles and creativity are freely expressed without judgement. The PSL Arts League strives to learn, grow and work together to share our support of art & artists in our community.

 

Mission Statement :  The mission of the Port St. Lucie Arts League is to advance, enhance and sustain our community’s cultural and artistic viability.  Our membership works to develop cultural awareness and provide increased opportunities for community access to the arts.  The PSL Arts League appreciates working together in partnership with many venues to make a difference in Port St. Lucie to Support Art & Artists in Our Community.  

 

Exhibitions/Displays:

Member’s work can be seen in the PSL Community Center, Harbor Place Assisted Living, Dawn’s Cafe and The Brennity at Tradition. In January – December, 2020, the PSL Arts League artists will have their work displayed at the Paula A. Lewis Library located 2950 SW Rosser Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

Membership is open to all artists who create original work and to those who have an interest in or appreciation for the arts.

PSL Arts League Meetings: Member meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, September – May, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at PSL Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St Lucie, FL

Membership Dues: $35.00 due by Nov. 1

 

Membership Benefits: As a paid member of the Port St Lucie Arts League you are able to exhibit / sell your artwork in several art shows and events, PSL Arts League Galleries and other venues during the year. We offer a full calendar of art shows, exciting demonstrations and art display opportunities for all to enjoy!

 

 

 

 

“Zebra” by Ronda Wershba

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibits or  upcoming events:

 

PSLAL Website: pslartsleague.org

For more info contact: pslalcontact@gmail.com

Joanne Lucia Florez, President

Port St. Lucie Arts League

413.695.3312

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Don’t Miss “New Realms Of Working Spaces” January 21 & 22 in Martin County

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event is FREE and OPEN to the public. The tour includes artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

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Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center. Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. This event is free and open  to the public.

 

Visit : www.MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

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First Annual Martin County Studio Tour Offers An Intimate Look Into Artist’s Working Spaces

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017.  “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists.  The MCOST event will be open at no charge to the public. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to MARK your CALENDARS!

 

 

 

First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 

 

 

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This event provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists and to explore a wide variety of art forms. The tour has already enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting.  The Open Studio Tour will invite our local community to view the private space where an artist creates their work. This will foster new connections between artists and their community. Promotion of the event will bring a broad audience to view artists’ work. And collectors can buy directly from the artists at their studios.

 

 

Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. The varied media, time for personal exchange, and unique setting ensure this will be an exceptional opportunity for both artists and patrons.  The MCOST event is non-profit and will be open at no charge to the public.

 

Martin County is home to working studios featuring art by both internationally renowned and local artists working side by side, inspiring each other. Participating artists include: Maria Aguirre, Karen Angstadt, Lynne Barletta, Mallo Bisett, Lynne Cohen, Judy Coffman, Diane Concepcion, Suzanne Connors, Cristina de la Vega, Torenzo Gann, Jean Gauger, Eduardo Gomez, Lorrie Gross, Helen Kagan, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Chris Kling, Mia Lindberg, Maria Miele, Susan Mottice, Danuta Rothschild, Candy Walsh and Lisa P. Young

 

Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center.

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For more information & list of brochure locations go to the event website: http://www.MCOST.org

 

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

 

 

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