Stuart Arts Fest February 12 -13 Is Named Top 20 Events In Southeast! Local Chefs Competition, Juried Fine Art And Craft Festival, Live Musical & Drama Performances At Gazebo Park.

ArtsFest 2022 returns on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday,13 at Gazebo Park in Downtown Stuart. This Martin Arts event features a wide variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top area chefs competition. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5 for adults; student18 and under free. Dot Galfond’s handmade glass turtles are still being hidden! Find one of the six gold-colored turtles for a pair of VIP ArtsFest tickets along with special perks, including access to an exclusive evening gathering on Saturday, February 12. The prize for the other colored turtles will be a special “buy one get one” general admission ticket to ArtsFest 2022.  Named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society, you don’t want to miss the ever-evolving event!  Volunteers are needed! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676

 

 

 

 

The “Hidden Turtles” Scavenger Hunt Is Back!

 

 

 

In 2021, we teamed up with Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing to launch the “Hidden Turtles” scavenger hunt. The goal was to showcase Martin County’s dynamic arts and culture scene while also generating excitement leading up to ArtsFest 2021. PEOPLE LOVED IT! So, we brought back the Hidden Turtles for 2022.  The Hidden Turtles scavenger hunt began on Friday, January 14. In the weeks leading up to ArtsFest, these 50 turtles will be hidden at different stops along the Martin County Arts & Culture Trail. This free, mobile-exclusive trail features a range of award-winning museums, celebrated attractions, cutting-edge exhibits, historic sites, eclectic galleries, and engaging selections from the Martin County Art in Public Places program.

 

This year, Palm City-based glass artist Dot Galfond of License to Kiln has created a limited edition collection of 50 signed and numbered glass sea turtle sculptures. In total, there are 14 bright blue, 15 chartreuse, 15 dark green, and 6 gold glass sea turtles. While last year’s turtles were available in teal and gold, we have expanded this year’s color selection, drawing inspiration from the hues of the recent Martin Arts rebrand. Residents and visitors alike can sign up to receive the full trail for free and can use the pass to learn more about these local points of interest. To participate in the scavenger hunt, simply explore the featured attractions along the trail—if you find a turtle, it’s yours to keep!

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the juried art show, attendees can watch the popular CHOPPED event showcasing the inventive talents of renowned Treasure Coast chefs and listen to performances by the Indian River Pop Orchestra and Murray Middle School drama and chorus students. “We always aim to surprise and delight guests who atJodytend Artsfest, and this year will be no different,” said Nancy Turrell, CEO of MartinArts Foundation. “ArtsFest is truly an extension of the expansive arts community we have on the Treasure Coast, and we love this opportunity to highlight their accomplishments.”

 

 

 

 

Our chefs are all former winners of the competition: Mark Mueller, Aldo Ramirez, Jose Peralta, and Erick Grutka. The format is a 11 AM competition with 2 selected to do a final round at 1 PM on Saturday, 2/12

 

 

 

 

 

  On the visual artist front, a juried art festival with submissions from across the nation will feature top artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, and jewelry are selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie

Carnett

Ceramics

John

Cheer

Ceramics

Luis

Gutierrez

Ceramics

James

Lassak

Ceramics

Larry

Clarke

Fiber

Dawn

De Santo

Fiber

Vicki

Love

Fiber

Maureen

Reilly

Fiber

Jean

Yao

Fiber

Jim

Dirks

Glass

Darlene

Ferguson

Glass

Bobbie

Matus

Glass

Chip

Arnold

Jewelry

Alexis

Barbeau

Jewelry

Javier

Baron

Jewelry

Serge

Bojan

Jewelry

Herb

Brown

Jewelry

william

Doak

Jewelry

Sonja

Grondstra

Jewelry

Renzo

Iglesias

Jewelry

Carlos

Iglesias

Jewelry

Busarin

Kittichareonsup

Jewelry

Valerie

Lamott

Jewelry

Jorge

Lastra

Jewelry

Scott

Macklin

Jewelry

Luis

Perez

Jewelry

Emre

Tekeli

Jewelry

Nora

Testor

Jewelry

Regina

To

Jewelry

Barbara

Umbel

Jewelry

Melissa

Woods

Jewelry

Sally

Austin

Mixed Media

Kimberly

Beltrame

Mixed Media

DAN

BI

Mixed Media

Drew

Brass

Mixed Media

Michelle

DeFillipo

Mixed Media

Daniel

Fager-George

Mixed Media

Morris

Johnson

Mixed Media

Wayne Gao &

Michelle Chang

Mixed Media

Shawn

Raba

Mixed Media

Jose

Rico

Mixed Media

Candice

Rodriguez – Adams

Mixed Media

Paul

Shampine

Mixed Media

Susan

Werling

Mixed Media

John

Cheng

Painting

Timothy

Forman

Painting

Jemal

Hayes

Painting

Scott

Klimek

Painting

Chris

Kling

Painting

Stephen

Koury

Painting

Jackie

Maloney

Painting

Leo 

Hong Mao

Painting

Anne

Schroeder

Painting

Brent

Anderson

Photography

Bruce

Bain

Photography

Craig

Dietrich

Photography

David

Ogden

Photography

George

Rhodes

Photography

Lazaro

Ruda

Photography

Lisa

Silk

Photography

Alan

Leising

Sculpture

Josh

Price

Sculpture

Bud

Scheffel

Sculpture

Peter

Smith

Sculpture

Robert

Wertz

Sculpture

Magali

Cereghino-Groves

Wood

Steven

Cohen

Wood

Byron

Lawrence

Wood

Lucas

McGowan

Wood

Rick

Sciandra

Wood

Clinton

Underwood

Wood

 

 

 

 

Local    &    Emerging    Artists:

 

 

Holly Cannon

Debbie Dunbar

Jim Ferro

Sue Klahne

Megan McChrystal

Lynn Morgan

Jordan Silvia

Mark Stall

Sunny Walker

Judy Yaker

 

 

Annually, ArtsFest draws over 7,500 people and over the past 3 years has generated more than a $1 million dollars to the local economy. 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 12:

Murray Middle School  

Bad Apples Brass Band

 Yvette Norwood-Tiger 

Sunday, February 13:

Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Quartet  

Bashaum Stewart

Indian River POPS Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Orientation | Wednesday, February 9, 2022

5 – 6 PM     Court House Cultural Center, 80 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart.

This meeting is to get everyone acquainted with their job duties, the ArtsFest Staff & Committee, pick up volunteer t-shirts, and to give you the inside scoop on what is going on for the weekend.

Volunteer Perks

FREE weekend admission to ArtsFest
FREE ArtsFest Stuart t-shirt
Volunteer hospitality
Meet Artists from around the country and the world
Get to know other volunteers from the community — HAVE FUN! Promote and support the arts in Martin County!

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

Virtual Gallery: Opens Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 

 

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

52nd Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival March 19 & 20 Offers Original Fine Art

 Key Biscayne’s signature art event, the 52nd Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival returns March 19 – 20, 2016 for two full days of fine art, live music, children’s activities, as well as an international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers. The festival features a wide variety of original art, handmade gift items with broad appeal and unique functional art. Admission is free and open to the public.  The festival, produced by Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, will take place at the Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to leisurely explore the eclectic exhibits and engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and their creative techniques.  The Rickie Report shares the details and features the Sculptures of Ancizar Marin and Jewelry by Melissa Woods.

 

 

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52nd Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 

 

 

March 19 – 20, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne

 

 

 

 

Navigational Address:

400 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

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

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Fine Art – Functional Pieces 

Affordable Gift Items
Live Music – International Food Court – Fine Wines & Craft Beers

Children’s Art Activities

 Entertainment Area

 

 

 

 

 

Ancizar Marin – Sculpture

http://artbyancizar.com/

 

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Sculpture by Ancizar Marin

 

 

Born in Colombia, Marin first received formal art training in the 1980s at the ‘Bellas Artes’ Institute in Manizales, Colombia. He continued to study sculpture at the Luccio Petraglia School of Art in Bogota, where he honed his sculptural proficiency in bronze and steel. Later, South American travel exposed him to the rich melting pot of cultural influences that further informed his approaches to color and texture. Marin works now in South Florida, where his work has been featured in design magazines, gallery shows, and prestigious art fairs, and private commissions continue to proliferate.

 

 

 

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Sculpture by Ancizar Marin

 

 

 

His figurative forms are relatively inexpensive, allowing collectors to purchase multiple sculptures at a time. For Marin, this achieves his desire to encourage the figures to engage with one another in dynamic groupings that can be arranged and rearranged at will. The shadows thrown off by the glossy little men and women, who alternately squat, leap, lunge, stretch, and perform arabesques, further energize the walls against which they are installed, so that the spatial sum of the parts far exceeds the individual sculptural components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Woods – Jewelry

http://www.melissamariewoods.com/

 

 

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Hand Made Wire Jewelry by Melissa Woods

 

 

 

 

Melissa shares, “Creating jewelry has been a means of self expression for me since I started at the age of thirteen. At sixteen I received a wire working book for my birthday and I have been wire working ever since. I continued my jewelry making education by receiving a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University and studying advanced jewelry design abroad in Florence, Italy. I have been taught all the traditional jewelry making techniques and made many pieces over the years, but I have always loved working with wire”.

 

 

 

 

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Hand Made Wire Jewelry by Melissa Woods

 

 

 

 

“I have found anodized aluminum to be a new exciting medium to create jewelry out of. Anodizing is a surface-treatment of aluminum that colors the metal. I acquire my aluminum wire from a wide variety of companies in order to get the rainbow of colors I have available, these companies anodize the wire by placing the aluminum in electrically charged chemical baths. The color is the metal and the shiny finish of anodized aluminum is aluminum oxide, which will not tarnish or change. Aluminum is light weight, hypo allergenic and brighter than sterling silver.  At every show I make items specialized to customer’s size or color preference, which puts my skills out on display and really conveys to the patrons that everything in my booth is original and handmade by me”.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/rotary-key-biscayne-art-festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/452341031580173/

 

 

A Partial list of artists from South Florida:

Sandra Erden – Jewelry – Miami
Pavel Exposito – Metal Sculptures – Miami
Hans Feyerabend – Oil Paintings – Miami
David Golzbein – Wood – Miami
Chris Gug – Photography – Fort Lauderdale
Kirsten Hines – Photography – Key Biscayne
Cheri Kudja – Sculpture – Miramar
Finny Lazarus – Jewelry – Boca Raton
Ancizar Marin – Sculpture – Pembroke Pines
Tony Mendoza – Acrylic – Miami
Mike & Liz Rose – Jewelry – Aventura
Lazaro Ruda – Photography – Riviera Beach
Roxana Sora – Photography – Miami

 

 

 

This year’s festival sponsors include SunTrust Bank, Baptist Health South Florida, Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, FJ Turbine Power, Dr. Neil Friedman DDS, Home Federal Bank of Hollywood, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, TechBar, and Alice & Stephen Takach.

Additional information about the festival:

 

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists 
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • 100 artists from 30 different states 
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants 
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • International Food Court
  • 6 distinct culinary offerings available for purchase
  • The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will offer craft beers, a selection of fine wines, water and sodas 
  • Dining Hall Tent with entertainment
  • Children’s Interactive Art Activities in the Young Artists Tent as well as an entertainment area to include bounce houses and face painting 
  • Live PUSH CPR Sessions by the Village of Key Biscayne Fire and Police Departments
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.

 

 

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 52nd Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country:

Visit www.artfestival.com

Email  info@artfestival.com or Call 561-746-6615.

For information about the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne please visit www.rotaryclubofkeybiscayne.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 14

&

Sunday, November 15

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

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

 

Free and open to the public

www.artfestival.com         561-746-6155

 

Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

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

 

 

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Bath and Body Products by Everet & Laura Cooper

 

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

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

 

 

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Bath and Body Lotion by Everet and Laura Cooper

 

 

 

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Handmade Soap by Everet and Laura Cooper

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

Karen Massengill – painting
http://karenleffelmassengill.com

 

 

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

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

 

Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit: she has shown at Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and Artigras, has won numerous show awards and been selected as show poster artist five times. Her painting Summer Light appeared on the cover of the Summer 1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors she has received include: Birds in Art four times, in both watercolor and oil mediums; Arts for the Parks with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200, signature status with both the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Teaching others to paint has become an important part of her art career via workshops held all over the country and private lessons in her Palm City studio.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:


 

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

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

 

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

For additional information on the 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 Saturday, March 21

&

Sunday,March 22

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne

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

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

Free and open to the public

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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“Nice Hat” by Kokó Brandão

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

 

 

"Curly Haired Woman" by Kokó Brandão

“Curly Haired Woman” by Kokó Brandão

 

 

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

 

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

 

"Japanese Woman" by  Kokó Brandão

“Japanese Woman” by Kokó Brandão

 

Additional information about the festival:

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

 

 

"Early Morning" by Kokó Brandão

“Early Morning” by Kokó Brandão

 

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

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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