Beginners Through Advanced Artists Can Get Creative In Workshops At Bailey Contemporary Arts This Fall

Get creative at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach with some exciting new workshops: Life Drawing Studio, Colored Pencil Techniques, Cardboard Art, and a Mixed Media workshop. The fun-filled adventures in art will help beginners through advanced students, providing them with tips to enhance their work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register soon!




Bailey Contemporary Arts


41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060





L E T ‘S       G E T       C R E A T I V E !  








Life Drawing Studio

First and Third Saturdays     11am – 2pm 

$20 General Admission; $10 Students

During this three-hour session, live models pose draped for short gesture, as well as longer poses. This program is ideal for individuals interested in portrait painting, character design, illustration, animation, anatomical drawing, however, ALL artists benefit from Life Drawing sessions.

Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies. This activity doesn’t provide formal instruction; participants work at their own pace and in their preferred medium. Space available for six participants per session. Ages 18+



Color Pencils Techniques


Saturday, October 12, 2019  11am to 3pm

Registration: $45, all supplies included

Traditional (waxy) color pencils will be explored. Techniques of how to layer colors are experimented with. See fascinating results using color combinations to create impressive drawings. Explore a wide range of compatible papers that lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium.





Cardboard Art

Saturday, November 16, 2019 11am to 3 pm

Registration: $45, all supplies included

This workshop will guide you through carving, cutting, shaping, painting, and ultimately creating 2D and sculptural artworks and frames from cardboard. This class is open to all levels, and 18+ due to the tools to be used.



Mixed Media Workshop

Saturday, December 14, 2019 11am to 3pm

Registration: $45, all supplies included

In this workshop, participants will create using multiple materials: dry media, wet media, collage, fabric, random objects, anything goes!

Use a mixture of materials of your choice in this workshop; learn multi-media tips and techniques with color, texture, and a variety of surfaces. Explore the endless possibilities of mixed media art.



Instructor Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.




For more information visit, or call 954-545-7800


Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060







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Louis Jawitz Showcases Stunning Photography Exhibits, Lectures and Workshops

Veteran professional photographer and Sandpiper Bay resident, Louis Jawitz, is the Featured Artist in an eight-week SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery. From January 22 to March 19, visitors will enjoy this beautiful retrospective showcase that spans his 40 years in photography.  Louis’ extensive career, working out of his New York City studio, includes advertising, travel and editorial work for many notable clients such as Nikon, RCA Records and Popular Mechanics. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications.  The Rickie Report is eager to share the details and let our readers know that Lou is also giving lectures and workshops around Southeast Florida.  Attention Camera Clubs, Art Associations and non-profit groups – you will be excited to hear about Lou’s adventures beyond the studio images !



The Photography  of  Louis Jawitz




Port St. Lucie Civic

Center Art Gallery


Free Public Reception:  

Thursday, January 22rd     6 – 8 pm

Exhibit runs  January  23 through March 19th

The Art Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Free admission and Free Parking

9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road




Fort Pierce Photo Exhibit

Exhibit Open Saturday, April 4 thru May 2

Fort Pierce Library

Free admission and Free Parking

1 Avenue A       Fort Pierce, FL
(772) 464-1245


"Passing Feet" by Louis Jawitz, taken in Gady, India.

“Passing Feet” by Louis Jawitz, taken at Kovalam Beach, India.


Veteran professional photographer and Sandpiper Bay resident, Louis Jawitz, is the Featured Artist in an eight-week SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery. From January 23 to March 19, visitors will enjoy this beautiful showcase that spans his 40 years as a professional photographer.  The public is invited to the exhibit and to the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 22rd from 6- 8 pm.  The exhibit and reception are Free.



Popular Stock Photo by Louis Jawitz, "City Light Moon"

Popular Poster Image Photography by Louis Jawitz, “Citylight Moon”


Louis’ extensive career, working out of his New York City studio, includes advertising, travel and editorial work for many notable clients such as Nikon, RCA Records and Popular Mechanics. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications. He produces stock photography for international companies, which means his photos can be purchased from a database and used to fulfill the needs of creative assignments. His personal work has been exhibited in many New York galleries and advertising agencies, as well as several one-man shows in various venues.



"Boat Launch" by Louis Jawitz

“Boat Launch” at Kovalam Beach, India by Louis Jawitz



Lou’s iconic photograph, “Boat Launch”, inspired watercolorist, Chuck Van Horn to create an award-winning painting. Chuck asked Lou for permission to create an original water color from this photo. Chuck’s watercolor won 1st place at the Salamagundi Club exhibit and the painting immediately sold! Lou says,” I am honored that one of my photographs animated someone with such emotion!”


"Fishing Nets" in Gady, India Photographed by Louis Jawitz

“Fishing Nets”, Tip of Fort Cochin, Kerala. Used in Nikon World Magazine. Photograph by Louis Jawitz



Photography enthusiasts will be able to listen to Lou in radio interviews on WPSL  1590AM and WSTU  1450AM.  They will stream on January 17th and 18th. Lou’s fascinating and breathtaking images can also be found in a book of his photography edited by Monica Cipnic.  A number of his scenes from India are featured prominently in this digest.  Please visit Lou’s Stock and Fine Art site :



“Old Sisal Factory”,Mexico by Louis Jawitz


A teacher of photography, Louis was an adjunct professor at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York. He teaches his own photography workshops, called the “Neversink Photo Workshop,” in the Catskill Mountains, where he splits his time.  Photography enthusiasts can take workshops with Lou in New York State as well as locally.  For more information please visit:


"Bumble Bee"  by Louis Jawitz

“Bumblebee” (testing Nikon 105mm macro) by Louis Jawitz


This award-winning photographer moved to Sandpiper Bay a year ago and continues to lecture and show his work locally on the Treasure Coast. Highlights of Lou’s previous exhibits include:  Nikon Gallery Rockefeller Center, NYC ( 1981); India Show at the Stone House (2008, 2011); Liberty Museum Deco Show; Bonnet House Gallery (2010); Coral Springs Center for the Arts: India (2012) and Hasidic Community (2012); Treasure Coast Photo Center (2014).



"Ice Tree" by Louis Jawitz

“Ice Tree” by Louis Jawitz





March 26th


 Indian River Photo Club

 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Vero Beach Community Center

 2266 14th Ave. in the Downtown Art District

The meeting is open to members and guest and there is no fee.

Refreshments are served

Photo contest for members

Winners announced at the end of the meeting.

For questions contact J.R. Williams at  

or 772-205-1473

Additional information can be found at


"Fishing Boats in Antigua" by Louis Jawitz

“Fishing Boats in Antigua” by Louis Jawitz



Day One: Studio lecture and demos.

Day Two: Field trip with personalized instruction.

Fee for 1 day is $125
Fee for full 2 consecutive days is $225


  • For those unable to attend a full 2 day Workshops, we offer the option of participating in a one-day Individual or personal “Immersion” session.
  • A 50% deposit is required with your application. The balance of the workshop fee is due ONE week in advance of your workshop.
  • In the event that you are unable to attend, the deposit will be refunded in full, less a $50 handling fee, PROVIDED notice is received in writing, at least 5 days prior to the reserved workshop date . The $50 can be applied to future agreed date.
  • Workshop participants are asked to bring approximately twenty (20) digital files for evaluation. You are welcome to bring more for review. In the event time permits, or weather interrupts the workshop. Visit our NY workshop for more info go to


  • The workshop reserves the right to cancel a specific weekend if there is an insufficient number of participants or for weather-related reasons. In this case, all monies paid will be either refunded in full or credited to an alternative weekend or Private Instruction day, at the student’s discretion. 

 Classes are available local to Port St. Lucie and surrounding areas, including Palm Beach County. 
 For more information please call  212-929-0009 


"Christo's Ducks" by Louis Jawitz

“Christo’s Ducks” by Louis Jawitz



For more information about Louis Jawitz’s photography and workshops, visit his website at or call (212) 929-0009




Port St. Lucie Civic Center

The Civic Center invites artists and photographers to submit their work for exhibition. Featured artists have the opportunity to sell their original creations and reproductions. In addition, a reception, free and open to the public and complete with cash bar, light fare and live music, is held in honor of each featured artist on the opening night of their exhibit. This offers patrons the opportunity to meet in person the creative individuals whose works of art are on display.


Civic Center Recreation Manager Kelly Tiger and the Public Art Advisory Board select each artist and the artwork that will be displayed for each exhibit. City of Port St. Lucie team members install the exhibit, carefully designing the look and feel of the space using the wide variety of display pieces available.


Those artists interested in showcasing their work in the Civic Center’s Art Gallery can complete an application available on the city’s website at Artists are asked to provide a biography, artist statement and at least ten examples of their current work. There is no cost for the artist to apply and if selected, the exhibit and reception are also free of charge. Once the City of Port St. Lucie has juried all works, the artists may be contacted to extend a contract to exhibit in the Art Gallery. Applications are accepted throughout the year.  For more information about the Civic Center Art Gallery, contact Civic Center Recreation Manager Kelly Tiger at (772) 807-4499 or email her at




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From Paddle Boards to Easels: Meet Lighthouse ArtCenter’s New Art School Director Cynthia Trone

Cynthia Trone is a familiar face at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the surrounding region.  She is well known for her creative environmental activism.  The Rickie Report met with Cynthia, the new Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s School of Art. Here, she talks about how she transitioned from paddle boards to easels and about her goals for the School of Art.  









Lighthouse ArtCenter  Names



Cynthia Trone


Director for School of Art




Cynthia Trone

Cynthia Trone


The Lighthouse ArtCenter has named Cynthia Trone director of its School of Art.  “New leadership means new opportunities to grow,” said Katie Deits, Executive Director of the Tequesta museum and art school, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Cynthia joined the staff of the Lighthouse ArtCenter in April, 2013, as Executive Assistant to Katie Deits. 



TRR: Please tell us about your background



I graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.  I’m a Jersey girl who was raised with Manhattan in her backyard.  Then I spent my 20’s and early 30’s on the coast of Maine. I raised my three children in Burlington, Vt., and moved to Tequesta in 2005.  I am an artist who loves photography and  writing. 



Jupiter Pointe Paddle Board

Jupiter Pointe Paddle Board

TRR:  Your previous experiences with environmental activism include creating platforms as educational elements for all ages.


I managed Jupiter Outdoor Center and Jupiter Pointe Paddling for six years and taught thousands of people the simple pleasure of “the glide”.  Before paddle boarding became popular, I was helping lead ecotours and teaching children and adults yoga on paddle boards!



Justin Riney, Mother Ocean

Justin Riney, Mother Ocean



I am the Operations Director of Mother Ocean and volunteer Project Lead for Expedition Florida 500, a statewide conservation effort.   I grew up inspired by the sea, have a deep love of the outdoors and feel community is important.  The Mother Ocean project has been a great opportunity to bring non-profits and communities together on a State level.  It is exciting to be part of this movement, as Justin Riney brings awareness of the importance of our waterways to all parts of Florida!





TRR: How does that translate to the arts?


It was thrilling to be part of the recent Arts & Conservation Summit held in Vero Beach, FL this past January.  What a phenomenal opportunity to show how using the arts to express and embrace nature, we can protect what we love!  This is a collaboration to make the world a better place and to teach future generations!





TRR:  Which brings us to your role at the Lighthouse ArtCenter



Lighthouse ArtCenter is a place that is nurturing…a safe place to try new things…to breath in the creative air and to connect with the community.   The School of Art offers eight-week sessions as well as one, two, or three-day workshops.  They are the perfect occasion to try a new medium without making an 8 week commitment.  



Jewelry with Tracey Roedl

Jewelry with Tracey Roedl



The School encompasses classes and workshops for young children, teens and adults.  There are day and evening offerings, where you can explore painting with acrylic, oil or watercolor.  You can learn new photography techniques or create decorative/functional items with fused glass. Learn how to create your own jewelry pieces or gain skills in the newest trend such a encaustic painting ( using wax and collage techniques).  We have the largest kiln facility in the area, with 10 pottery wheels and 6 kilns, so ceramics is a big interest here.



Ceramics with Cara McKinley


Katie Diets shares, ” Over the past year, Ms. Trone has proven her leadership abilities, first as executive assistant and now as director of the school. She also will oversee the ArtCenter’s summer camp programs.  Ms. Trone is responsible for management of the Center’s marketing, community outreach, as well as donor development, grants management and fundraising.It’s something that comes naturally for her.  We look forward to Cynthia guiding some of our relationships with other local organizations by integrating environmental themes in the art projects our students create.”


Sculpture with Eduardo Gomez

Sculpture with Eduardo Gomez



TRR:  You have an exceptional faculty.  How does an artist approach LAC to be included?




I celebrate our faculty as well as our supportive Board. Our goal is to forge connections between the community, our exhibits, receptions and classes. Interested artists should email me and send an overview of jpegs of their work.  We are always recruiting.  Include your: medium, availability (day, evening, weekend), length of lessons ( 8 week class or 1,2,3 day workshop), preferred ages of students (young children, youth, adult), a brief resume and some references.  



Art Camp

Art Camp


Our new Session begins April 28 for 6 weeks, followed by a 10 week Summer Session starting June 9th.  There are limited classes during the day in the summer due to summer camp activities from 9 am – 3 pm, but we still have evening and weekend sessions. We’re already planning our Early Fall Session which begins September 8th.


“I invite everyone to stop by the School of Art, see what we do, then enroll in a class,” Ms. Trone said.   The School of Art is around the corner from the museum, at 95 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Call (561) 748-8737




The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.



For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Admission is free on Saturday. Closed Sunday.



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