“Be Squared ~ A Members Exhibition” Opens June 10 At Martin Arts Court House Cultural Center Gallery Featuring 52 Artists’ All Media Artworks In A Square Format

Be Squared“,  A Members Exhibition opens FridayJune 10th at MartinArts’ Court House Cultural Center Gallery in downtown Stuart. Showcasing the diverse talents of 52 artists, each piece is created and presented in a square shape. Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County. A $5 Donation is requested at the door. This exhibit will be on display through July 23, 2022The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 10, 2022

5:30  –  7  PM

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ A $5. donation is requested ~

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

 

This exhibit, on display through July 23rd, will showcase the diverse talents of 52 artists who are all members of MartinArts. Unique to the collection, is that each piece is created and presented in a square shape.

 

 

 

 

 

“Moonlighting” by Sharon Ferina

 

 

 

 

Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Tom Forster

 

 

 

 

“We invite the community to experience these extraordinary works by this exemplary group of artists at our beautiful, historic gallery,” said Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director of MartinArts. “Whatever your favorite medium or genre, it’s bound to be showcased in in this exquisitely-presented “square” exhibit.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dreaming Zebra” by Dinija Berkien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Gatherers” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

 

 

Be Squared – A Members Exhibition, will feature works by these celebrated MartinArts’ Member Artists:

 

 

Jeanine Baum, Michaelann Bellerjeau, Kimberly Beltrame, Dinija Berkien, Mallo Bisset, Deborah Bottorff, Sally Browning Pearson, Tracy Canada, Holly Cannon, Robert ClenDening, Marc Cohen, Suzanne Connors, Kendra Deltano, Evangelia Deslis, MJ Dowling, Sharon Ferina, Tom Forster, Torenzo Gann, Katie Gianni, Lindsay Hager, Jill Heveron, Heather Ivins, Etheard Joseph, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Julia Kelly, Justin Klahne, Sue Klahne, Scott Klimek, Chris Kling, Jane Lawton Baldridge, Mia Lindberg, Barbara Z. Lyons, Lorrie McKenna, Dana Meyer, Maria G Miele, Mary Lou Mirabito, Lynn Morgan, Margarita Nielsen Palacios, Janis Clary Oehlschlager, Tom Prestopnik, Mary Lou Pults, Lisa Rapp, Diane Raymond, Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, Danuta Rothschild, Bobby Savage, Jordan Silvia, Mark Stall, Marian Vitale, Jesse Walker, Sunny Walker, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

 

 

“Flight Check” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue heron Neighbor” by Margarita Nielsen Palacios

 

 

 

About MartinArts:

MartinArts mission is to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts envisions a vibrant and thriving community where arts and culture is woven into every aspect of life. As a regional leader, MartinArts stimulates and advances the economy of the cultural community.

MartinArts has served our community since 1980 and as the local arts agency since 1986. With roots in our community, we strive to support the arts sector through advocacy, promotion, research, community planning and programming. Our focus on arts education is core to who we are as we know that through those efforts, we are working to secure an audience for generations in the future. We are housed in a county-owned historic building (formerly the county’s first courthouse) the Court House Cultural Center. Located in historic downtown Stuart, this venue allows us to serve as a hub of cultural experiences for residents and visitors.

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Division of Arts & Culture, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

For more information: 

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

 

 

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Elliott Museum Showcases Original Artworks From 26 Members Of Martin Artisans Guild, Including Paintings, Glass, And Wearable Art. Opening Reception Is Thursday, April 14

The Elliott Museum invites the public to its newest exhibit, “Art Down The Hall”  for the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  Noteworthy and eye-catching creations of the twenty-six members of the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) include paintings as well as wearable art pieces. This exhibit is available through June 27, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

 

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

The exhibit will be up through June 27, 2022  during museum hours.

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum announces a new collaboration with the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) with the new exhibit, “Down The Hall”.  The public is invited to enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar at the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14.  The exhibit is available for viewing through June, 27, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge – Acrylic Painting      

Jeanine Baum – Oil Painting

Michaelann Bellerjeau – Oil Painting

Kimberly Beltrame – Oil on Canvas

Mallo Bisset – Oil on Canvas

Deborah Bottorff – 3D Acrylic Mosaic on Canvas

Janis Clary – Acrylic on Canvas

Diana Rell Dean – Pastel

James J. DeMartis – Watercolor

MJ Dowling – Acrylic on Canvas

Dot Galfond – Kiln Formed Glass

Torenzo Gann – Collage

Renee Keil – Acrylic Inks/Pastel

Carol Kepp – Oil Painting

Sue Klahne –  Acrylic & Resin

Sheryl Levine – Collagraph

Maria G Miele – Oil on Canvas

Mary Mirabito – Oil on Canvas

Lynn Morgan – Pastel 

Sally Browning Pearson – Watercolor

Chad Periman – Photography

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez  – Fiber Art/ Handloom Knit

Danuta Rothschild – Acrylic on Canvas

Mark A. Stall – Photography

Curt Whiticar – Oil Painting

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill  – Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

 www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

 

 

About the Historical Society of Martin County:

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum, (825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart) and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, (301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart) which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Opens New Exhibit March 16 At Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique. Enjoy Artists Talk On April 6. Free And Open To The Public

The Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) invites the public to an Opening Reception at The Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique on Wednesday, March 16, 2022offering lavish refreshments, a cash bar, and music with Paul Hamaty. Revel in the beauty created by the talented craftsmen of Martin County, find unique and one-of-a-kind creations in the boutique and support visual arts in the community. Enjoy an Artists Talk on Wednesday, April 6. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artwork.  Admission and parking are FREE. This exhibit runs through April 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

 

 

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

 

Wednesday,   April 6       4 – 6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez Creating one of a kind wearable art pieces, pillows and scarves

 

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit is available March 16 – April 30, 2022

 

 

 

Sally Browning Pearson with some of her students

 

 

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

Palm Room Artisans Boutique area

 

 

MEET       THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

Billie Jo Thomson

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

James J. Demartis Collection

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Kimberly Beltrame

Lynn Morgan

Martha Quigley

MJ Dowling

Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

 www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

 

 

 

 

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Free Admission To Martin County Open Studio Tour 2022 Features 45 Artists In 25 Studios Saturday, March 5 And Sunday, March 6

The 6th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 2022 will feature 45 artists in 25 studios!  Enjoy this Free event and watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   5   &   Sunday,  March 6,   2022  

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanine Baum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daffodil Dress” by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

The  Artists:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Chris Kling

Sue Klahne

Dinija Berkien

Mallo Bisset

Tepa Charles

Chad Periman

Chloey Griffin

Carolyn Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Jordan Silvia

Renee Keil

Carol Kepp

Sheryl Levine

Sally Browning Pearson

Jim & Tess Dirks

Cheryl Coté

Diana Rell Dean

Suzanne Connors

Billie Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Torenzo Ganaway

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Deborah Bottorff

Lynn Morgan

MJ Dowling

Mark Stall

Laura Kay Darvill

Angela Krogen

Curt Whiticar Collection

Danuta Rothschild

Janis Clary

Geoffrey C. Smith

Barb Bucci

James J. DeMartis Collection

Ed Douglas

Judi LeBlanc

Robin Marshall

Raymond Reiland

Debra Terrio

Cynthia Cooper

Martha Quigley

 

 

 

 

PLEASE  NOTE:  STUDIO THREE WILL NOT BE OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.

 

 

Michaelann Bellerjeau

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the locations where you can get a guide book:

*Harbor Ridge*Fox Club* Club Vista Pines* Monarch Country Club* Stuart Coffee* Morningside Pools* Down to Earth Yoga* Stuart Sailing Charter* Taiyo Sushi* Rufino’s Pizza* Roma Pizza* Tivoli Pizza* Perfect Smile Dental* Gypsea* Cotton Island* One Price Cleaners* Salon Appearances* Port St. Lucie Art League* Wagnolias* Twinkles* Elle Salon* UBS Financial* Key West Diner* Circle Bay Yacht Club* Monterey Golf and Yacht Club* Palm Cove Community Center* The Butcher Shop* Harper’s Pub* Armory Art Center

 

 

 

For more information:

 

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

 

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Elliott Museum Features 45 Artists Of 2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour With Special Reception on Wednesday, February 16. Mingle With The Artists, Enjoy The Music And Get A Preview Of The MCOST Studio Tour.

The Martin Artisans Guild and The Elliott Museum invite you to the 6th annual Preview Exhibit for the Martin County Open Studio Tour on Wednesday, February 16th. The Opening Reception, featuring the art by the 45 artists of the 2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour, will have live music by Chris & Alexhors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The artists of this year’s tour will be on hand to talk about their work and encourage you to visit their Open Studios from 10 am to 5 pm on March 5th & 6th!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit will be available from February 16 through February 20, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

Call us for any questions at 772.225.1961

 

 

The exhibit will be up from February 16th – 20th  during museum hours.

 

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

Original artwork by Deborah Bottorff

 

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE STUDIO TOUR:

 

 

 

https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details

 

 

 

 

Original Floral by Sally Browning Pearson

 

 

 

As you walk through this wonderful museum’s galleries, enjoy the music of Chris & Alex, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet the artists who will be participating in the upcoming Martin County Open Studio Tour, browse and buy original works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, pastels, art-to-wear, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, unique glass works, and much more!

 

 

 

 

“Miami” by MJ Dowling

 

 

 

About The  2022 Martin County Open Studio Tour:

Saturday   &   Sunday,  March   5 – 6, 2021

 

 

Handmade vessel by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

Once a year, the best artists in Martin County open their studios to the public and give you the opportunity to see the creative process in person!  We will provide a map to the artists’ studios, and you can visit as many of them as you would like. At the studios, you will be able to watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see their setup and materials. Some of the studios will be offering refreshments and special surprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!

 

 

“Wake Up We’re At War” by Angela Krogen

 

 

For more information about this event, the Open Studio Tour, or membership:

 

mcost.org

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Cultural Alliance And St. Lucie County Commissioners Host “Celebrating Us” With Grand Opening Reception Thursday, January 27. Public Invited To Meet Artists, Enjoy Refreshments, And Be Entered Into Drawing For Signed Clyde Butcher Print

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance continues to transform St. Lucie County public buildings into beautiful galleries with art for sale by members of the Cultural Alliance Art Guild. Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening Reception of “Celebrating Us”, the inaugural juried exhibition at the St. Lucie County Administration Building on Thursday, January  27, 2022.  The abundance of talented artists who live locally and are esteemed nationally and internationally offer their artworks to the public including live demonstrations.  Enjoy food and beverages from True Roots Catering and live music by Joette Giorges and Nico James. Attendees can enter to win a signed print of Clyde Butcher’s Florida’s Aquatic Preserves photograph, with extra entries available to those who RSVP ahead of time!   Be sure to check out the 1st Art Walk on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 5 – 8 PMThe daring new exhibition, “Provocative” will be the talk of the Treasure Coast! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the artworks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

 

 

&

 

 

St. Lucie County County Commissioners

 

 

Host:

 

 

 

 

“Celebrating Us”

Grand Opening Reception

Thursday, January 27

5:30  –  7:30  pm

 

 

County Administrative Building

 

2300 Virginia Ave .      Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 

 

Guests in attendance can enter to win a signed print of Clyde Butcher’s Florida’s Aquatic Preserves photograph, with extra entries available to those who RSVP ahead of time! at artstlucie.org/event/celebrating-us.

 

RSVP

 

 

 

Displayed on the 2nd Floor in the St. Lucie County Planning and Development Services Department of the County Administration Building, the grand opening celebration will keep the building open to the public after hours with a wine reception. Hor d’oeuvres are sponsored by True Roots Catering, a member of St. Lucie County’s Sunshine Kitchen. In this state-of-the-art food incubator, chefs, caterers, and food truck operators can hone their culinary skills and build their businesses.

 

 

“My Octopus Teacher” by Phyllis Petrillo

 

“When developers, planners, and builders stop by the county building, we want them to see this exhibition and recognize the ever-growing talent in the County and St. Lucie County’s investment in our prolific cultural community,” says County Commission Chairman Sean Mitchell. “What better way to welcome people to St. Lucie County than with a gift of locally-created artwork from one of the Cultural Alliance’s talented artists.”

 

 

“Pink Hibiscus” by Barbara Z Lyons

 

 

“St. Lucie County is the Cultural Gem of the Treasure Coast,” Alyona Ushe, Cultural Alliance Executive Director, continued. “With an abundance of crazy-talented artists right here in the county, this exhibition will encourage our developers to look at the beautiful work around them as they consider decorations for their new buildings and homes.” Now, developers and builders submitting plans to county officials will have the opportunity to see an array of examples and purchase beautiful pieces to enrich their projects with art made by local St. Lucie County Artists.

 

 

“Another Language” by Clark Ogier and “Smaggy”

 

 

 

Alliance Music Guild Member Joette Giorges, a classical guitarist will perform in the exhibition, while acoustic singer-songwriter Nico James accompanies Alliance Art Guild Members, selling their wares in a pop-up shop. Clark Ogier, an Alliance Art Guild Member, will demonstrate his technique of creating art with programmable robots and geometric code with his “programmable partner,” named “Smaggy”.

 

 

 

“Sandpipers” by Aurea Migenis

 

 

Enjoy the work of 17 Alliance Art Guild Members, including Lisa Jill Allison, Danielle Biglin, Sally Browning Pearson, Jill Heveron, Barbara Lyons, Robin Marshall, Susan Miller, Aurea Migenis, Lynn Morgan, Clark Ogier, Phyllis Petrillo, Tina Pfeiffer, Diana Rell Dean, Sharon Roselli, Mark Stall, and Debra Terrio, all available for purchase.

 

 

 

“Forest” by Robin Marshall

 

 

“Celebrating Us is also our way to thank residents and St. Lucie County staff and commissioners, who recognize the importance of investing in the arts here in St. Lucie County,” says Cultural Alliance Community Engagement Manager Jake Sanders. “We see over and over again how cultural events bring tourists and money into our community, some even convincing those tourists to call St. Lucie County home permanently.”

 

 

RSVP to “Celebrating Us”

 

 

 

 

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Cultural  Alliance  Opens  Daring  New  Exhibition:

“Provocative”   At   January  Art  Walk

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3rd Floor

 One Eleven Building in Downtown Fort Pierce

  5 – 8 pm

 

 

“Look Away” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

The first Art Walk of 2022 is on January 21st, 5 – 8 PM is sure to be the talk of the town with the opening of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s (Cultural Alliance) new exhibition, Provocative, featuring daring themes at the Cultural Alliance Gallery, located on the 3rd Floor of the One Eleven Building in Downtown Fort Pierce. 

 

 

On the 3rd Friday of each month, guests can enjoy shopping, live music and artists in the street as a part of Art Walk. This month, there will be a performance from Joette Giorges, classical guitarist in the Alliance Gallery. Bruce Bernstein’s Saxophone Expressions will perform outside and 2 Gypsies Music, a duo featuring guitar and saxophone by Harry Fager and vocals from Leslie Fager can be enjoyed on 2nd street alongside Opulence, currently being exhibited at the Ohana Group Gallery at 124 2nd Street. 

 

 

The immensely popular Alliance drum circle with Kevin Beatkeeper is held 6 – 7 PM in the parking lot of One Eleven Orange Building. With a limited number of drums available, this activity always fills up with guests, so we encourage participants to register for the Drum Circle and RSVP beforehand at https://artstlucie.org/art-walk.

 

 

 

About St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance (Cultural Alliance) is a professional organization representing the arts and cultural sector in St. Lucie County and a Designated Local Arts Agency. Its mission is to better position the arts and cultural division as a significant contributor to the vibrancy and educational and economic wellbeing of St. Lucie County. Cultural Alliance is a proud partner of St. Lucie County, The City of Port St. Lucie, the St. Lucie County Tourism Division, and the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lynn Morgan Is Featured At Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Exhibit With Thirty-Five Paintings. Enjoy Her Live Demo At Gardens Green Market On Sunday, November 7.

The “Living the Vibrant Life” exhibition by Lynn Morgan includes 35 artworks at the City of Palm Beach Gardens City Hall. Her thoughtful and emotive paintings (oils and pastels) will be available November 8 through December 16, 2021.  Lynn is available for small group tours and will also be doing a live demonstration on Sunday, November 7 at the Gardens Green Market.  Lynn is the recent winner of the prestigious A.E. Backus Museum’s “Director’s Choice” Award.  The Rickie Report shares the details about the exhibit, Lynn’s demonstration and some sneak peeks of her work.

 

 

 

“L I V I N G   the   V I B R A N T    L I F E”

 

 

City   Hall   Lobby

10500 N. Military Trail      

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

Exhibit Runs November 8 – December 16, 2021

 

Exhibit hours: Monday – Friday   8 am – 5 pm

 

 

Arrange a small group private “tour”  Contact info@LynnMorganGallery.com

 

 

MEET     LYNN     MORGAN:

Live Demo at Gardens Green Market

 

Sunday, November 7

9 am – 1 pm

Free admission and parking

10500 N Military Trail    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

Lynn Morgan tells The Rickie Report, “I have painted in acrylics, watercolors and then pastels, and have made a large investment in materials in each of those media.  I vowed that I would not start investing in the materials required for another medium.  I still love pastels, but when I paint with pastels, my work always seems to end up looking like “something”.  I have always loved abstract art, and it has been my goal to paint more abstractly.  My pastel work has moved toward more abstraction over the years, but I never really felt like I got there completely.  I finally decided to give in and try oil painting.  With the addition of cold wax to the oil paint, and using a palette knife more than a brush, I have finally achieved the non-objective objective”!

 

 

“Coupled” Oil and Cold Wax by Lynn Morgan (A.E. Backus Museum’s “Director’s Choice” Award)

For Lynn, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her. Lynn has been creating art all of her life. Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  When she retired, she reinvented herself as an artist! By attending classes and workshops, she learned techniques that have evolved over the years from realistic renderings to a much more abstract style.  “Before I begin a painting, I have an idea in my head about my intention”, Lynn explains.  “That idea may be inspired by one of my travel adventures or just an initial idea.  Since color is my primary passion, I will select a color palette based on the intention and  what colors I am in love with that day.  For my abstract oil paintings, I begin with a very loose wash of acrylic paint to cover the canvas”.

 

 

 

For her oil paintings, the process is the completely intuitive application of paint with a brush or more often, paint mixed with cold wax applied with a palette knife, or line work using oil sticks.  For pastels, the emotion of the painting begins with the application of soft pastel colors.  “When I think the painting is complete, I leave it on the easel until the next day, when I will undoubtedly see adjustments or additions that need to be made.  I will study the piece and ask myself a series of questions about design and composition. Does it convey the emotion I felt when I imagined the idea?  Are there any areas that need “something”?  Depending upon my response to these questions, I make further adjustments or declare it complete and sign it.  I want my work to express my quest to consciously understand my spiritual self; to participate in creating a personal and collective reality for the world around me”.

 

 

“Veinity” Pastel by Lynn Morgan

 

Travel is one of Lynn’s passions, starting with her travels to Hawaii, where she attended the University of Hawaii for one semester. Since then she has returned to Hawaii with her daughter and also visited Tahiti, France, England, Switzerland, and several other European countries. In recent years, she bicycled in Slovenia, Austria and Italy, she hiked throughout Patagonia, including a visit to Cape Horn. She has also sailed the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia on a 41-foot sailboat. Many paintings have been inspired by these adventures.  Lynn was born in a Detroit suburb, but has spent most of her life living in Florida. She doesn’t paint a lot of Florida scenes because she says, “I see Florida scenery all the time. What inspires me is scenery that I only get to see when I travel.”  Lynn’s early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York. As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself. She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper. As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.

 

With a BA in Education and a MA in Human Resources Management, Lynn’s marriage and career path became primary.  As a single mother, the ability to support her family became the driving force in her life and painting remained a hobby. She tried flying a plane, playing guitar and piano, playing golf, SCUBA diving and sailing, but she always came back to painting. Lynn painted with watercolors, taking classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird. The art classes at Palm Beach State College introduced her to pastels. She was hooked on the look of the pastel sticks, the feel of the medium in her hand with no brush as a go-between, and the brilliant color that clings to the tooth of the paper.

 

 

 

“Span”Oil and Cold Wax by Lynn Morgan

 

 

When Lynn first painted with pastels, she moved from portraiture to non-objective art. In her period of figurative paintings, as she studied with Margaret Dyer, her style evolved into a looser, more abstract one. As her travels increased, Lynn began painting landscapes. She studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Aline Ordman, Jen Evenhus and Tony Allain. Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works. Lynn has added an exciting new collection of abstract oil and cold wax paintings to her portfolio and is now a full-time artist. She is a Signature Member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG), Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) and the Martin Artisans Guild. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits, including the most recent “Director’s Choice Award from the A.E. Backus Museum. Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

To arrange a private “tour” for small groups Contact:info@LynnMorganGallery.com.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artworks by Lynn Morgan:

 

 

Founded in 1989, GardensArt is a unique program that exhibits the work of locally and nationally recognized professional artists and photographers. It was established to increase the opportunities for cultural exchange between artists and the community.  

For more information on the GardensArt program, please visit www.pbgrec.com/gardensart    

Or call Amy Stepper at 561-630-1116, or email astepper@pbgfl.com.

 

 

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Martin Artistans Guild Welcomes Public To Opening Reception Of New Exhibit On November 3. Meet Local Artists Who Are Nationally And Internationally Acclaimed. Free Admission And Parking.

The Martin Artisans Guild has a very happenin’ November/December Exhibit.  Join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 3 in the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique in Harbour Bay Plaza in Stuart. See new artworks featuring 11 talented professional artists, who will be on hand to meet and greet the attendees. Live music, appetizers, and a cash bar will be available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Admission and parking are FREE. Mark your calendars for March 5 – 6, 2022 for the Open Studios Tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

 

 

5:30  –  7:30 pm

 

Exhibit runs November 3 – December 31

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm (Except holidays)

 

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

Mark Stall

 

 

MEET       THE       ARTISTS:

 

Carla Cope

Diana Rell Dean

Dot Galfond

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

James J DeMartis

Jeanine Baum

Kim Beltrame

Laura Kay Darvill Whiticar

Lynn Morgan

Mark Stall

Torenzo Gann

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

 

 

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Martin Arts 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Spans All Media. Don’t Miss The In-Person And Virtual Exhibit Now Thru November 20 And Virtual Artist Panel Discussion Thursday, November 4

Martin Arts’ “31st Annual All Florida” Juried Art Show is open NOW through November 20, 2021. The show started as a local juried art show and has grown to encompass all Florida artists! Juror Kirk Ke Wang was impressed by the entries.  A handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Thursday, November 4 with Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex moderating The entire Free exhibit is being offered in a hybrid manner, both virtual and in-person at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the top winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

31   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676

 

 

1st Place: “Backward Glance” by Julie Feldman

 

 

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Thursday,  November 4     6pm

 

Free to Register on MartinArts.org

 

 

Moderated by Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

 

 

 

 

2nd Place: “It’s Not What it Seems” By Bonney Goldstein

 

Exhibit Dates Now through November 20, 2021

 

 

Gallery Hours:    Tuesday 10 am–6 pm         Wednesday–Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested

 

*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations

 

 

 

 

A 31-year legacy exhibition showcasing recent art by all Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 61 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.

 

 

The All Florida Juried Art Show will also be virtual, please check the website for a link to see it, if you are unable to visit the Court House Cultural Center to see it in the gallery space in person.

 

 

 

3rd Place: “Sunshift Yellow Blue Yellow” by Suzanne Williamson

 

 

 

Kirk Ke Wang, Juror:

Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Visual Arts of Eckerd College and a Board Director of the Ringling Museum of Art, is a painter, sculptor, photographer, mixed media artist, as well as an educational software developer. He was born in Shanghai, China, and received MFA degrees from the Nanjing Normal University in China and University of South Florida. Mr. Wang maintains a studio in Tampa and NYC, and he often travels back to his hometown, Shanghai.  To learn more about the juror visit: http://www.kirkkewang.com/ 

 

 

Honorable Mention 1st Place “The Passion of Daedalus” by Amy Broderick

 

 

 

Featuring Artists:

 

Laird | Robert Arbogast | Kenneth Arguinzoni* | Bruce Bain  Jane Baldridge | Steven Beverage | Barbara Bose | Thomas Boudreau | Marc Bridger* | Amy Broderick | Sea Carlson |Megan Castellon | Carl Clark | Gina Coccaro | Kimberly Engel | Julie Feldman | Christian Feneck | Janet Folsom | Dale Forbes | Bonney Goldstein | Carla Golembe | NC Hagood | Donna Haynes Marc Hilton | Jennifer Hoffman | Judy Horowitz | Ates Isildak | Etheard Joseph | Carson Kapp | Jenny Keyser | Mark Kirby | Michael Knapp | Linda Knowles | Joe Korte | Luis La Rosa  | Christopher Light* | Mia Lindberg | Ellen Lindner | George Lupo Eileen Lyons | Annette Margulies | Erin McCullough* | Lynn Morgan | Ania Moussawel | Gerald Obregon | Andy Owen | Chad Periman | Diane Powers-Harris | Amber Quimby | Galal Ramadan* | Dan Remmel | Linda Reymore | Paula Rucket | Nadine Saitlin | Alma Shoaf | Harold Silvers | Rebecca Stack | Anne Stagg | Lisa Tishman | Suzanne Williamson | Marcelle Zanetti

(*Only exhibiting in Virtual Gallery)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions 3rd Place “Gravitational Wave Sensor” by Luis La Rosa

 

 

 

 

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

 

Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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