30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts Makes Atlantic Avenue One Large Gallery Of Over 300 Artists

Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach celebrates a 30-year tradition of free access to fine art and fine craft in an outdoor setting, with Howard Alan Events.  Over 300 local, national, and international artists will display their works in all mediums and price points on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

30th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, January 19 – 20

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

East Atlantic Avenue from US 1 to A1A

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

CT fiber artist Jeanne Melillo creates one of a kind sculptural table art construction incorporating black and white tweed, flat stones and metal rings.

 

 

 

Presented by the nation’s largest art festival producer, Howard Alan Events (HAE), the pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene and offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent piece.

 

 

 

GA mixed-media artist Diane Ahrens incorporates forged glass, palette knife, oil, metal and leaf to create stunning, three-dimensional wall art.

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission

Produced by Howard Alan Events

Juried outdoor art showcase

Original Art Handmade in America

300+ exhibitors

Prices set to suit all budgets

All artists are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly  – leashed pets 

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

 

 

Carol Adams of Lake Worth designs and hand-shapes each original piece of jewelry.

 

 

 

 

As investment in the arts transformed downtown Delray Beach from blight to beauty, and crime-ridden to #1 All American City, the annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts has been a part of that transformation. This year, Atlantic Avenue celebrates three decades of the award-winning, free event during the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. More than 300 local, national and international artists will display their works across all mediums in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Taking place January 19 – 20 from 10 am to 5 pm both days, residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll in the beautiful Florida winter weather and enjoy eye-popping art. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one-of-a-kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event.

 

 

 

WI painter Marc Anderson uses old-world techniques for each impressionistic piece.

 

 

“The Downtown Delray Festival of the Arts has become what the Las Olas Art Fair is to downtown Fort Lauderdale – iconic,” says founder and producer Alan. “Artists plan their years around this event, and visitors will schedule their vacations around it as well. We are so grateful to have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the local economy and to the Downtown Development Authority, because they have helped us produce a nationally recognized show while supporting the lives of the artists and the local store owners for thirty years,” continues Alan. “It is an honor to be a part of the growth and prosperity of beautiful downtown Delray Beach.”

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Time To Register For New Classes And Workshops At The Armory Art Center. Classes Begin January 7th

Are you ready to learn a new art technique? Do you want to reconnect with an art medium you tried before?  The Armory Art Center has hundreds of options for you to choose from in their Session 3 Course Catalog. Classes start on January 7th. The Rickie Report shares some highlights and urges you to check out all of the offerings for adults , youth, and teens! Hint: Classes make great gift ideas for you or someone else you know!!

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

To See The Full Catalog:

Online registration: 24/7 http://www.armoryart.org/registration

Classes are subject to change.

Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS    SESSION   3:

 

 

page20image3641323008  TEXTILES & FIBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textile Creation by Kianga Parker

 

TEXTILE FOLK ART COLLAGE

KIANGA PARKER Levels: All

Each participant will create a 2-dimensional collage using African textiles, yarn, paper, beads, and leather. Students will be given templates to assist in the construction of the body and instruction on making any clothing or accessories. Using fabric glues and some minor hand sewing, each collage will adhere to a handmade paper background. Cutting and gluing are the major skills needed. Hand sewing is optional, imagination is required.

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Monday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm  SESSION 3: Jan 7th, Feb 11th Tuition: $60

 

page21image3645174832   CERAMICS

HAND BUILT FUNCTIONAL POTTERY  (YIXING TEAPOTS)

YING ZHOU Levels: 1-2

Learn the essential techniques of producing functional hand-built pottery. Students will learn how to create a template and work from it. Slab and coil will be the primary construction methods and surface decoration will include the use of decals, underglaze, brush decoration, wax resist, colored slips, and your own custom stamps. Learn about the construction of Yixing teapots and their function, specifications, and the background behind these historical forms.

Monday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1-CYZ.1a  SESSION 3: 8 weeks, January 7th – February 25th

Tuition: $368 plus Lab Fee $10

 

page25image3622910336   DRAWING

Live Model Open Studios

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Drawing by Linda Silpe

Participants can work in any 2D media. The open studio with live models for figure painting and drawing are opportunities to work independently with a nude model to practice and develop your craft. Bring your art supplies of choice. A monitor is present to coordinate participants’ attendance and the model’s poses.

• Open to the general public • Class enrolled not required to attend • All levels are welcome

SESSION 3: January 7 – March 2, 2019
Short Poses, Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Long Poses, Tuesdays, 1:30– 4:30 pm

1 TICKET: Members $20 | Non-members $25, Members age 75 and over $15

10 TICKETS: Members $175 | Non-members $225 75 and over members $100

Submit tickets to the monitor upon arrival to each class

 

page27image3641929456   PAINTING

 

LAYERS OF COLLAGE

MAXWELL MITTMAN   Levels: All

Learning to work with watercolor and mixed media creates an excellent foundation to develop painting skills. Students will learn how to use watercolor, pastels, colored pencils, and ink to develop their expertise. The class will also explore multimedia techniques such as collage, stamping, and stenciling. Participants will learn watercolor basics and how to approach the subject matter of their choice.

 

Incorporate collage techniques into your paintings to create dense surfaces and textures. Liven-up your paintings by layering colored paper, found images, fabric swatches, and natural materials. This class will build from classic examples of collage and grattage techniques by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Max Ernst, and Romare Bearden. Digital collage with Photoshop will also be discussed during the class.

Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 7 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th Tuition: $322 (no class 1/15)  19W1-PNA.2b

Wednesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm SESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 9th – Feb 27th Tuition: $368

 

 

page31image3647312944   PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Barry Schein

 

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

BARRY SCHEIN Levels: All

Make your business look great online and on a budget! You will learn to set up a small photography studio with basic lighting to further your small business. Using smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR cameras, you will learn how to shoot for the web, social media, public relations, and print media to effectively promote your business. A camera (smartphone, point & shoot, or DSLR) and knowing how it functions is required.

Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm 19W1-DMBS.5bSESSION 3: 4 weeks, Jan 11th – Feb 1st
Tuition: $120 | Lab Fee: $30

 

page33image3640815872  SCULPTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpted Owl by Amy Wolsky

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO SCULPT ANIMALS FROM THE INSIDE OUT

AMY WOLSKY Levels: 1-2

This class is for the beginner and intermediate sculptor who are interested in sculpting animals, be it imaginary or a family pet. Students will learn to construct an armature by studying the animal’s anatomy; muscle structure, fur, claws, whiskers, and paws. Students will be introduced to DIY tools such as eye shadow brushes, dental tools, and bamboo tools.

Tuesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 19W1.SAW.2.aS ESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 8th – Feb 26th
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $10

 

 

page37image3644420752  PRINTMAKING

PRINTMAKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY:  A NON-TOXIC APPROACH
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Mark Cohen Creating a Print

 

MARK COHEN Levels: All

This course will teach how to transfer your drawings, paintings, photocopies, or computer images onto a Solarplate™ and print with water based inks. The process will keep students experimenting and discovering new ways to create, integrate, layer, and color prints.

Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm 19W1-PRMC.5bSESSION 3: 8 weeks, Jan 11th – March 1st
Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $40

 

 

 

page39image3620508832  JEWELRY

 

NEW!  PLASTICS, RESINS, AND SILICONE MOLD MAKING FOR JEWELRY

NICHOLAS KAKAVAS, Artists-in-Residence, Sculpture   Levels: All

Students will create small scale silicone rubber molds from found or sculpted objects to make fun parts for a necklace and/or ring using liquid plastics, resins, and basic metal working! Mold making, pouring plastic, resins, and jewelry fabrication processes will be demonstrated. Enjoy exploring the possibilities of light weight materials in a variety of colors to make adornment.

Thursday, 1:30-4:30 pm  SESSION 3: 8-weeks Jan 17th- Feb 28th Tuition: $368 | Lab Fee: $35

 

page41image3648561600 YOUTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Burks with Original Painting

(Photo Courtesy of Jacekphoto)

 

VISUAL ARTS PREP CLASSES FOR 3RD & 4TH GRADERS

ANTHONY BURKS
Now is the time to begin preparing for middle school visual arts auditions. Students will familiarize themselves with the audition components to get a jump start on this challenging process.

Saturday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm SESSION 3: Jan 19th Tuition: $50

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Presents: “Double Whammy: Meet The Artists Rickie & Tammy”, Featuring Rickie Leiter And Tammy Frand

When is the right time to buy a handmade piece of art, jewelry or functional design?  Artisans On The Ave knows the answer is “always”!  Start your gift giving now for Valentine’s Day with functional art by Tammy Frand and wearable art jewelry by Rickie Leiter. The Free Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, February 10!  Meet the artists, browse the gallery and enjoy the refreshments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks for “Double Whammy: Meet The Artists Rickie and Tammy”!

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

TAMMY  FRAND   &   RICKIE  LEITER

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 10 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter creates one of a kind necklaces and earrings that are distinctive.  She uses found objects, antique and vintage finds and unusual beads to create her designs. Rickie says, “the beads ‘speak to me’ and I often have no preconceived design until I start working with a focal component, look at all of my beads and then begin. There are times when I will take  things apart and start over again because the final product has to feel right”. Locally, her jewelry sold previously at the Norton Museum, Gallery Five, and Howard Alan Events, and at Shoenique in Longmeadow, MA. Rickie is the publisher of The Rickie Report which celebrates the visual arts from Melbourne to Miami.  Her mission is to connect artists and art lovers while supporting the local art scene.  www.therickiereport.com

 

Ceramic Tiles With Original Artwork by Tammy Frand

Tammy Frand is originally from Long Island, New York. She resides in South Florida with her husband. Tammy has been an exhibited artist in and around Palm Beach County and has been showcased for her unique blend of materials. Tammy uses a ceramic tile coaster and/or trivet as an alternative to flat stock prints of her work creating a more functional use of art. Single and/or multiple tiles are framed in wood collected from local to Florida lobster traps. She also uses materials such as aluminum, wood and acrylic. Tammy shares, “As an artist, I aim to create pieces that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. I use digital imagery to generate work in a multitude of colors, sizes and mediums. I work to create art that inspires people. My work is constantly evolving with new and fresh ideas”.    great4gifts@aol.com   www.tammysgreat4gifts.com

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

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

Downtown Delray Beach Festival Of Arts Welcomes Over 250 National Artists January 20 – 21

Visitors and residents are invited to stroll down Atlantic Avenue and treat themselves to two days of stunning art from around the country during the 29th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts on January 20 – 21. More than 250 national and international artists are set to display their works in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Producer Howard Alan offers sparkling jewels and one of a kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork, art deco sculpture, and more for you to find during the free, two-day event. Ample parking is available and pets on leashes are always welcomed.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

29th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, January 20 – 21

10 am – 5 pm   Both Days

East Atlantic Avenue from US 1 to Alternate A1A


FREE and OPEN to the Public

Pets on leashes are always welcome

 

“Cottage By The Sea” Original Painting By Patricia Kaufman

The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene.

 

Cone Sculpture by Michael Thompson

 

 

 

More than 250 national and international artists are set to display their works in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor.

 

“Music Men” Mixed Media by Prince Duncan Williams

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

29th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts
Free Admission
Produced by Howard Alan Events
Juried outdoor art showcase
Original Art Handmade in America
250+ exhibitors
Prices set to suit all budgets
All artists are on site for duration of festival
Pet friendly (leashed pets)
Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

Raku master Tom Radcas’ Bombay Flow plate

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 29th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Stuart Kicks Off Festival Season With 
18th Annual Craft Festival Showcase

The 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival takes  place October 21 – 22, with nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation! 
The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which 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. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 and 22

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

Kelly Tract’s  “Pelican Regatta”

 

Residents can enjoy the pre-snowbird fall season while perusing thousands of handcrafted-in-the-USA items. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste. 

 

Dale Cantrell’s Antler Shed Wind chime with natural polished stone, agate and crystals

 

 

With prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000, there is truly something for everyone that is handmade and affordable. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.

 

 

Scott Jone’s Conch Lamp

 

 

 

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 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.

For additional information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, 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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

The Avenue® Viera Welcomes First Fall Craft Festival On October 14th – 15th

Metal sculptures, homemade dips and sauces, one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-painted clothing and more artisan creations will once again fill The Avenue® Viera from October 14 – 15 during the Fall return of The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival. The free, outdoor event brings together the state’s top craft artisans to the popular lifestyle shopping center for a two day, made-in-the-USA artistic celebration.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

www.artfestival.com

 

 

 

The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

10 am – 5 pm Both days

 

2261 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940

Free and open to the public

 

Inna Scholer “Bluemarine Fantasy”

 

 

Presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), Florida’s longest established craft festival producer, unique and affordable arts and crafts will be showcased in the open-air, pedestrian friendly setting. The craft festival is pet friendly for leashed animals, and includes a full greenmarket of live plants, handmade soaps, delicious edibles and more. Leather works, customized collectibles, practical and whimsical works of all price ranges will be available for purchase. Each artisan is on-site during the entire festival, allowing patrons to meet and to discover the techniques and inspirations behind each piece as they sample and shop from the gallery-style booths.

 

Rita Beard  “Salt Run”

 

 

“We are thrilled to bring the craft festival back this fall to The Avenue® Viera,” says the Center’s General Manager Scott McCarthy. “The high-quality, artisan-created works serve as a wonderful complement to the Center’s own dynamic mix of local and premier retail offerings. It also serves as a wonderful, family-friendly event for our local community to enjoy.”

 

Carol Smith  Sea Glass and Metal

 

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• Juried outdoor craft showcase
• Original crafts – Handmade in America
• Unique and affordable gift items
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $15 to $3,000
• Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
• All crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media: including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
• Green Market – exotic live plants, handmade soaps, savory dips, and gourmet sauces

 

 

Scott Buford Green Market

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the state’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Key Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Venice Art Festival and Craft shows (Venice, FL). The group’s founders personally select unique, culturally rich cities and towns 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 Avenue® Viera Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows, 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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Celebrate The New Years Eve Weekend At The Delray Marketplace Art & Crafts Festival

The Delray Marketplace is a shopping, dining, and entertainment hub in West Delray Beach. The Delray Marketplace Art & Crafts Festival will take place on Friday, December 30th and Saturday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve). Over 100 fine artists and crafters will line the streets in a gallery-style outdoor festival.  Come visit this booming location to shop unique handcrafted art and craft items from a collection of the top crafters in the country. This is a “Can’t Miss” event and it is a great way to celebrate the New Year. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks with three artists: Santiago Perez, Edward Werb, Michael & Cynthia Smith.

 

 

 

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The Delray Marketplace New Year’s Art & Craft Festival

 

Friday, December 30, 2016

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 31, 2016

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

14851 Lyons Road in Delray Beach, FL

Free Admission

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase 
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

Santiago Perez
Painting

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Painting by Santiago Perez

 

 

Santiago Perez is a representational visual artist depicting the beauty, drama, and tragedy of life using primarily narrative figurative art. He strives to depict emotion, romanticism and realism in different mediums but primarily oil. His works aim to tell a story of inspiration and hope.
  The richness and translucency of colors achieved through multi-layered glazing techniques is what gives his works captivating and life like qualities.     http://www.santiagoperezart.com

 

 

 

 

Edward Werb
Jewelry
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Edward’s handmade dichroic glass jewelry pieces are one of kind. Items are fused 3 times in a kiln and cold worked to ensure the highest quality possible. No casts, molds, kits, or decals are utilized.
Contact Edward at ewerb7@yahoo.com for more details and information on his jewelry.

 

 

Michael & Cynthia Smith
Mixed Media

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From bottles to a Botanical by Michael & Cynthia Smith

 

 

Recycled art! Tropical decor fashioned from recycled fence posts and wood, beautiful botanicals created from recycled plastic bottles. Totally GREEN!  For more details and information email Michael & Cynthia Smith at
bottlestobotanicals@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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 Delray Marketplace New Year’s Weekend Art & Craft Festival 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

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com      561-537-0291

 

 

Celebrate The Arts In Delray Beach October 29 and 30th At 3rd Annual Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival

The Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival returns October 29th and October 30th with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. Enjoy this two-day outdoor juried  fair showcasing a full spectrum of art and craft media. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces you to Joseph Ferris (metal), Finny Lazarus ( one-of-a-kind jewelry) and Ira & Sue Lances (wearable art).

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAEartfestival

 

 

3rd Annual Delray Marketplace

Art & Craft Festival

 

 

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
10:00 am  – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

14851 Lyons Road in Delray Beach, FL

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Full spectrum of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • Free art giveaway
  • Free admission

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

 

Joseph Ferris
Metal Art

 http://www.artisticweld.com

 

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

Joseph first began working with metal in 7th and 8th grades during metal shop classes in school. Instantly his talents were recognized. His instructor encouraged him to enter the Michigan State Industrial Arts competition with a custom designed three-piece table set, which he built from hand formed steel. He did so, placing First in the Regional Competition and went on to place Second in the State competition. In High School, Joseph studied for four years under Eugeen Wolonick, master Craftsman of Metal Working Techniques. It was here that Joseph’s imagination and skill reached new and exciting levels. 
Joseph went on to Western Michigan University taking on heavy class loads of drawing and industrial design courses along with a strong emphases in physics, mathematical theory and equations which he uses daily in the creation of his art.

 

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Metalwork by Joseph Ferris

 

 

These early experiences and training created the foundation which led Joseph to become the successful artist that he is today. Joseph has received numerous awards from prestigious art shows around the United States. He has been commissioned to do indoor and outdoor large metal sculptures as well as unique custom metal wall art and custom sculptural furniture for Private Collections, Corporate Buildings and Galleries. 
Joseph utilizes a variety of metals and materials to create unique and unusual metal sculptures and sculptural metal wall art. Living in Florida has brought to his work the use of color, which he incorporates in his already exciting pieces.

Finny Lazarus
Jewelry

 http://finnysjewelhouse.yolasite.com

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

Finny is an exhibitor with jewelry including cut, drilled, and set gemstones, SouthSea & Freshwater pearls, hand knotted 14k gold and sterling silver. All pieces are one-of-a-kind. Finny has participated in many of Howard Alan Events’ art festivals, and her booth is very popular with returning clients!  Finny’s wearable art will become your family’s heirlooms to treasure.

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry by Finny Lazarus

 

 

 

Ira & Sue Lances
Fiber

Ira & Sue Lances of Staten Island, New York began making wearable art back in 1980. As the items became more artsy, Ira & Sue felt the need to start selling their one of a kind jackets and scarves at Arts & Craft shows throughout the country.  At many of the venues they have been awarded as recipients of many awards for their unique designs. At this time, the Lances are looking forward to sharing their one of a kind fabrics using several techniques. One of the techniques is called Handmade Chenille this process leaves us with a fabric which is reversible.  

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

The fabric is made at the singer machine and it includes 4 layers of rayon fabrics, stitching them together then coming back and cutting thru 3 of the layers leaving one tone layer, which is the lining.  Another technique, Lace Chenille, is a process in which they start out with threads, fine cording and by recycling the scraps of rayon from the reversible jackets. They take the fibers and stitch them together, offering an open webbed or lace-like look to.

 

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Wearable Art by Ira & Sue Lances

 

 

 

Working in Appliqué technique is very lightweight and sometimes done on a sheer fabric.  Thin strips of rayon are sometimes edged using the pearl stitch machine while manipulating the fabrics to create a design they are appliquéd onto. All of the jackets and scarves have lots of color and texture and can be worn day into evening.  Everything created by Ira Lances is also machine-washable and dribble too!  If you are interested in pieces, pricing or are thinking of having a customized piece just contact us for further details.

 

 

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 Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Downtown Stuart Craft Festival Features Original Handmade Crafts, Functional Art And Unique Gift Items

The 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair returns October 15 – 16, 2016, with the finest artists and skilled crafters in the country. This two-day juried craft showcase will feature diverse craft media and styles with broad appeal. The prices will be suitable to all budgets and range from as little as $3 to $3,000. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibitors, present for the duration of the festival, will line Osceola Street in Downtown. They welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and creative process. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs. The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the nationally award winning artists in attendance: Karen Massengill, Joni Berte and  Stephanie Pollack.

 

 

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17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

October 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused  glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

American Craft Endeavors, the producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring a number of festivals to historic Downtown Stuart each year. These highly anticipated art events are popular because of the vast array of quality handmade items and art on display as well as the number of leading national artists and crafters showcased at each festival.

 

Original Handmade Crafts – Functional Art – Affordable Prices – Unique Gift Items

 

MEET THE ARTISTS:

Karen Massengill
Palm City, Florida
Painting

 

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Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

When she was very young, Karen knew she wanted to be a painter. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world, which is where she was inspired. She earned a BA at  Florida State University, but was sidetracked by the demands of family and the steady income of a nursing career. Her husband’s sudden death in 1995 changed everything. At first a distraction from grief, painting and the childhood dream of being an artist reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world-class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and many others.

 Karen has achieved great success on the art show circuit, winning numerous show awards and being selected as show poster artist five times.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Massengill

 

 

Her painting “Summer Light” appeared on the cover of the Summer,1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors bestowed on her work include Birds in Art (four times) in both watercolor and oil 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. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations. Recently, teaching workshops and private lessons has become a enjoyable extension of her career.  Visit http://www.karenleffelmassengill.com/ for more information.

 

 

 

Joni Berte
Jewelry
Jensen Beach, Florida

 

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Day of the Dead design by Joni Berte

 

“I believe that art is Food for the Soul! Self-expression is paramount to the artist and the drive to create is as impossible to stop as a runaway train. For the past few years I have focused on Day of the Dead art, and have developed a unique style (Lines & Micro-Dots) that is the hallmark of my pieces. While many of my Day of the Dead designs, particularly those found on my Sugar Skull masks, are typical of the genre, my execution is of the highest quality — especially in the areas of line detail and color”. 

 

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Art by Joni Berte

 

“I am currently working on Steam-Punk Masks, Mixed Media Assemblage Art, and Personal Shrines. 
 
Contact me via coopercat44@hotmail.com or check out my website for Custom Sugar Skull Mask Orders!”

 

Stephanie Pollack
Watercolor
Port St. Lucie, Florida

 

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Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“I am an award-winning, Florida watercolor artist who loves to make people feel happy with my bright colors and up-lifting themes! 

I began art lessons at the age of 12 with the Director of Ford Motor Company in Michigan and then went on to study at Texas Woman’s University, North Texas State and Wayne State University. I’ve also attended workshops in Florida and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico”.  



 

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Artwork by Stephanie Pollack

 

 

“In 1984, I began showing my work professionally at local art festivals. Today I participate in more than 20 festivals around the country, teach workshops as well as showcase my work in galleries from New York to Key West.  Contact me at:  stephpollack@yahoo.com Art will be available for purchase at the Stuart Craft Festival.”

 

 

 

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 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit :

www.artfestival.com
info@artfestival.com

561-746-6615

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Studio Residents Patt Cavanagh, Susan Nash, Erica Howat, Sandra Kuba And Evan Sahlman Exhibit At Armory Annex

Art works by 2015-2016 Armory Annex Studio Residents Patt Cavanagh, Susan Nash, Erica Howat, Sandra Kuba and Evan Sahlman are on exhibit at the Armory Lake Worth Annex.  The show runs  through May 20, 2016 and deserves a visit!  These Artist Residents were selected through a rigorous process before their actual work began in October.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The Annex Exhibit is Free and Open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays.

 

 

 

 

 

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1121 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

Annex Studio Residents’

Collective Exhibition

 

 

Now Through May 20, 2016 

1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Annex Gallery Hours:

 Wednesday – Saturday  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

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Pat Cavanagh   “Opus 70 Round And Round”

 

 

 

Patt Cavanagh works with Acrylic paint and at times with mixed media. The pieces to be exhibited and the Annex Studio Residents’ show is abstract and minimal work inspired by nature and music. Past exhibitions include Small Works at JF Gallery in West Palm Beach FL. 2014, Small Works/Big Art and Vermont Contemporary at Gallery-in-the-Field in Brandon, VT. She has participated in juried and invitational exhibitions in Vermont, New Jersey, Chicago, and San Francisco. Patt was a resident artist at Vermont Studio Center in 1986, 1988, 1991-1995, and 1998. She attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, and State University of New York. Patt is learning to play the piano, likes to write poetry, and has an avid interest in urban design.

 

 

 

 

 

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Erica Howat “Woven Vessel”

 

 

 

Erica Howat began taking classes and workshops in 2008 to learn fiber art techniques after ending her 30-year restaurant career. Howat started her studio residency at the Annex so she could have a space to experiment with design and technique with a focus of showing her work. Drawn to organic fiber, Howat expresses her attraction to texture and form through tapestry weaving, knotting, and basket making. Materials such as yarn, paper, twine, leather, ribbon, reed and natural flora, rocks, and pods are combined into the pieces. Erica said, “Inspiration from the form, texture, and wildness of certain materials brings about a creative flow to make a piece that emphasizes the unique, natural beauty that grows around us and which may otherwise be taken for granted.”

 

 

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Sandra Kuba “Les Soeurs”

 

 

 

Sandra Kuba is a fiber and clay artist. She studies clay sculpture, hand building, and fiber art at the Armory Art Center and has traveled extensively to workshops to learn felting techniques. Sandra said, “I love how wool fibers are magically transformed, experimenting with a variety of raw wools and silks, and hand-felting by layering and building with unexpected materials.”

 

 

 

 

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Susan Nash “Seascape 2”

 

 

 

 

Susan Nash paints landscape, still life, and life-size figures. She has exhibited in numerous galleries, primarily in NYC and the east end of Long Island. Susan earned her B.A. in Art at the University of Bridgeport, CT. She studied at Academia de Belli Arte, Firenze, Italia, Art Students League, New York, NY, and National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, NY. She was a still life prize recipient from the National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, NY. Susan has been featured in The New York Times and Dan’s Paper of Bridgehampton, NY. Susan said, “I am drawn to the luminosity of water and sky, be it at the water’s edge or in my mind’s eye. Both the sea and sky resonate with me in a very personal way.”

 

 

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Evan Sahlman “Self-portrait”

 

Evan Sahlman works in paint and ceramic sculpture. He earned his BFA at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He serves as an artist assistant and Annex Coordinator. Evan lives in West Palm Beach with his wife Chelsae Anne who is a portrait photographer. Together “they challenge each other to pursue a life based in and around the fine arts.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291