Deb Yager’s Artworks Are Featured In Fort Lauderdale Venue And Online With Real Women Real Songs/Season 3

Galleryone in The Hilton in Fort Lauderdale is featuring the artworks of Deb Yager through the end of March, 2021.  The venue is open and free to the public.  While some call Deb’s artworks “whimsical and happy”, she embodies the Blind Contour style and adds vibrant colors and textures to make them pop.  From interiors to landscapes, figures, to mythical beings, her artworks makes us smile.  Deb will participate in Real Women Real Songs/ Season 3.  This annual commitment with 21 professional singer/songwriters includes only 7 visual artists. Deb’s artwork can also be found at Wild About Music Gallery in Austin, Texas. The Rickie Report shares the details about this exhibit and where to find Deb’s artwork online.

 

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2670 East Sunrise Boulevard   Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304-3206

 

 

“Ladies on the Beach” by Deb Yager

 

 

Deb Yager tells The Rickie Report, “My ‘signature style’ started out exclusively as Blind Contour Drawings of musicians back when I was making my living as a singer/songwriter in Austin Texas. It’s a technique where the artist draws the subject without looking at the paper while looking only at the subject. Hence: “blind”!  My artworks are seemingly abstracts and yet, each subject has its individualistic look or “stamp” containing the “essence” of each subject. Whether it be it a guitar, a musician, local homes and most recently sea life and Mermaids. I’m going with the flow where my art takes me”.

 

 

Her artworks are being featured at the Galleryone in The Hilton in Fort Lauderdale through the end of March, 2021.  In addition, she was invited to participate as a visual artist for Real Women Real Songs/ Season 3. This annual commitment with 21 professional singer songwriters and only 7 visual artists. Each artist & songwriter produces a piece every week based on a prompt. You can find it on You Tube, Facebook and Instagram (check Deb’s FaceBook page:www.facebook.com/debyagerart?ref-hl ).

 

 

 

“Beaumont La Grange” Deb Yager

 

 

 

 

As a full time artist, Deb’s current body of work has been described as “whimsical” and “happy”. She says, “My style still embodies the Blind Contour style but I have added vibrant colors and textures to my pieces. Mostly I draw what I see. Whether it’s an interior design shot, an exterior of a home (from living in New Orleans and places I’ve been), the architecture & culture, along with the funky side of Florida and it’s beach scenes and of course I still draw musicians. And I have most recently added a series of Still Life’s, Octopi and Mermaids”.

 

 

Deb Yager leads more than one artistic and creative life! “At 37 Deb taught herself to play guitar. Then she sold all her material possessions & moved to Austin Texas, the LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL of the WORLD. When she got to Austin she sold her Mercedes Benz. Then she bought a blue Gibson Gospel guitar she nicknamed Baby Blue. She figures it was a fair trade. A former jet settin’ ad executive traded in the champagne & caviar for something more substantial, the call of her heart,” states David Gold of Texas Music Magazine.  She still plays gigs with her singer/ songwriter husband, Bo Reynolds. You can check out my music out at debyager.com. 

 

 

 

“Palm Beach Pink” by Deb Yager

 

 

Deb explains, “I bought a beautiful blue Gospel Gibson guitar in 1997 on a whim because I loved the color. Then I gave up my career in advertising and taught myself to play. I sold all my material possessions and moved to The Live Music Capital of the World with literally 3 chords and the truth as they say. That was the start of eight years as a performing singer songwriter and was the start of my life as a professional artist”. 

 

 

“Being an artist I was so inspired by the rich and uniquely vibrant music scene in Austin. I started drawing what I saw; singer songwriters. People were encouraging me to take my art to galleries and “so I just got brave”, put together a portfolio, and the first gallery I went to accepted my art on the spot! My art can still be seen at that same gallery to this day at Wild About Music in Austin, Texas. I’ve been doing my art professionally ever since”, Deb tells us. 

 

 

 

“Flowing Mermaid” by Deb Yager

 

 

Deb shares, “I took another leap of faith in 2013 with my singer/songwriter husband, sold all our material possessions (for the second time in my life), bought a motorhome and lived on the road playing music from town to town starting in Walla Walla, Washington and straight down the coast and over to south Florida. We rented a “Surf Shack” on the beach intending to stay for a month and now we are going on eight years. Just going with the flow. It’s crazy how the Universe conspires for us all to have our dreams”. 

 

 

 

See Deb’s early work from Austin: www.debyagerart.com 

See her full catalogue of work : www.pinterest.com/debyager/deb-yager-original-artwork/

Follow her on FB at www.facebook.com/debyagerart?ref-hl

and @artistdebyager on Instagram.

Contact her: 512-771-0118

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Presents Hands-On Demo, “The Making Of A Mermaid” At Artisans On The Ave Friday, February 1

Who doesn’t love a mermaid?  Ceramic artist Tracy Rosof-Petersen will thrill gallery patrons with her charming clay mermaids at Artisans On The Ave on Friday, February 1st.  Dabble in the clay yourself, as Tracy gives her hands-on demo!  See more of Tracy’s sea-inspired functional and decorative pottery pieces and seashell home décor.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL  33460

561-762-8162      theartisansontheave.com

Hours:  

Monday – Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM

Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave Gallery Presents:

Tracy Rosof-Petersen

“The Making Of A Mermaid”

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 1

 6 – 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public; refreshments served

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t love a mermaid? How much fun would it be to have one hanging by your side? Ceramic artist Tracy Rosof-Petersen will be thrilling gallery patrons with her charming clay mermaids at Artisans on the Ave gallery on Friday, February 1 at 6:00 pm.

 

She’ll talk all about how to make adorable clay mermaids using her self-designed mold. You’ll be able to dabble with clay if you choose or just listen and watch as she demonstrates the process of making a mermaid.

 

 

 

 

Tracy has been represented by the Gallery since its inception and her pottery is a true treasure to behold. Her work ranges from functional dishes to decorative art pottery to fun sea-inspired mermaids and seashell home décor. Stop by for complimentary refreshments and a lesson in mermaid making that will have you swimming with the best of them.

 

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For more information about this event or joining the gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Beautiful Art X 2” Features Gail Erickson And Robert Hunter At Artisans On The Ave March 16th

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring “Beautiful Art X 2” with Gail Erickson ( ceramics and mixed media) and Robert Hunter (wood). The Opening Reception is free and Open to The Public on Friday, March 16th.  Refreshments will be served and you will be able to meet not only Gail and Robert, but many of the artists whose work is sold in this gallery/boutique.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

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PRESENTS:

“BEAUTIFUL  ART  X 2”

Gail Erickson   and   Robert Hunter

Opening Reception

Friday, March 16

 6  –  9  pm

The event is FREE and open to all.  Refreshments will be served.

 

 

“Lineage” by Gail Erickson

 

 

Gail Erickson claims that her work is inspired by family, nature and the human form; it’s a product of her feelings, emotions and passion for the tactile nature of clay. She wants the viewer to experience her art, too. “My intent is to reveal yet conceal; allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece”, says Erickson. From manatees and birds to mermaids and colorful characters, there is something inherently natural about her creations. Gail has been expanding into mixed media and her “Soulful Expressions” series incorporates wood and other found objects with ceramics. Many of those objects have ties to family members, past and present.

 

Cutting Board by Robert Hunter

 

 

 

Whether it be a cutting board or a coffee table, the grains and colors of various woods are the focus of artist Robert Hunter. He is fascinated with what causes the different patterns to occur in the wood – sun, wind, rain, insects, you name it. Hunter creates exquisite functional woodwork that will blow you away. His cutting boards and cheese slicers are custom made from a variety of exotic hardwoods and in some pieces, you will see turquoise peeking out of the natural crevices of the wood. Although completely safe to use with foods, his boards are just too beautiful to hide away in a cabinet! Cleaning the boards is easy and with just a little TLC, the boards will keep their beauty and luster for a lifetime.

 

 

Besides his boards, Hunter has brought forth his mastery with other creations such as boxes, coasters and home furnishings. According to Hunter, wood offers a fascination, beauty and complexity in the grain. These rich, lustrous pieces just grow more beautiful with age and deserve to be on display.

 

Artisans on the Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth.

For more information, call 561-762-8162

Or check the gallery out on Facebook facebook.com/artisansontheavelakeworth

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Sea You Here” At Artisans On The Ave Showcases Multiple Artists In Visual Vacation

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating a tropical summer with its 40 talented artists. “Sea You Here” is an Exhibition that lets us all reflect on the wonders of the sea and all it has to offer. Meet the Artists at this Free, Open to the Public Reception on Friday, July 15th! Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located in quaint and quirky artistic downtown Lake Worth, nestled among shops and restaurants that are unique and one of a kind. Let the artists take you on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in the gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

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

 

 

“SEA YOU HERE”

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 15, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Meet The Artists

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

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

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Hand made Ship of Shells by Julie Sylvester

 

 

Gallery Owners, Linda Manganero and Betty Wilson tell The Rickie Report, “Living so close to our beautiful Atlantic Ocean has inspired our artists to create their wonderful original art with the theme and colors of the ocean waters and the blazing heat of the hot summer sun. The artists will take you on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in our gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms”.

 

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Photography by EJ Morales

 

 

 

Photographers EJ Morales and Tammy Seymour capture the secrets of the ocean and its divine mystery. You’ll feel as though you have dived deep into the depths of the cold blue waters and are eye to eye with the wondrous creatures such as century old sea turtles, sharks and fish.

 

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“Whatcha Doin?”, Painting by Tammy Seymour

 

 

Tracy Rosof Petersen adorns her hand built ceramics with clay seashells, seahorses, and starfish that are then glazed in a variety of ocean inspired colors and hues of the sandy beaches. Her imaginary clay mermaids can welcome any fisherman into port. Tracy offers a selection of vases, plates, nightlights, card holders and much more with a tropical inspired theme. They make terrific one of a kind gifts for that memorable occasion.

 

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Nightlight by Tracy Rosof Petersen

 

 

 

Julie Sylvester walks the hot sands of the beach to find unique one of a kind seashells that she turns into sculptures of ships and large vessels, mermaids, lighthouses and coral encrusted beach scenes. Her selection of seashells on beautiful silk twine will adorn your body and make you feel beautiful with a natural sense of wearable art. She turns vintage wooden boxes into works of art for jewelry or purses with ocean-themed images of applied seashells, driftwood, seagrass, and coral. She also creates with the encaustic art technique using applied hot wax or engraving with her wood burning skills to engrave and trim.

 

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Basketry/Ceramic Vessel by Bonnie Bruner

 

 

Bonnie Brunner uses her talents to make unique basketry.  She patiently hand weaves naturally dyed colorful strands of sea grape vines, twigs, and twine which are sometimes combined with hand-built ceramic bases.  Each vessel has a personalized look, as her artistry resembles the waves of the mighty white-tipped ocean crashing against the hot sandy beach. They will make quite a statement sitting in your cottage by the sea.

 

 

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Fused Glass Fish by Betty Wilson

 

Ocean creatures and the hues of neon colored tropical fish come to life within the alluring fused glass created by artist Betty Wilson. The rays of natural light reflect and bounce off the different species of fish she creates with glass.

 

 

Ebba Tinwin wraps beautiful sea glass with wire to create gorgeous jewelry for that special someone (and yourself). She selects the shards of sea glass that have been tossed to the shores of the ocean through the rough waves. She selects her palette of colors and choice of blues, greens, whites, golds, and turquoise and then polishes each one before wrapped in wires of silver and gold.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Herbert Brosky hand carves tropical birds out of found pieces of wood. His amazing talents of come to life in his realistic carvings. A retired dentist, he uses his intricate dental tools to hand carve the details of his artistic birds. He then delicately paints each one to make them come to life. His flamingo wears a beautiful coat of pink and stands perched on stilt legs, while the sea gull’s underbelly shows as if you are standing on the ocean pier watching them fly away. The sand piper sits on a rock of driftwood aged from the salt of the ocean.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Gallery Owners, Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
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

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Gail Erickson is Featured Artist At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Fine artist, ceramic sculptor and instructor, Gail Erickson is the Featured Artist at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 6th.  The public is invited to “Feminine Fusion of Fin, Feather and Leather”.  Meet Gail, an enthusiastic artist whose “intent is to reveal, yet conceal, allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.”  Gail’s mermaids, birds and clay portraits are thoughtful and fascinating. Texture plays a major role in unifying her body of work. Surfaces of sculptures are finished using combinations of slip, stains, underglazes, glazes and patinas.  Gail recently began creating clay sculptures of furry friends.  Stop by and speak to her about a commission of your favorite pet!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.   

 

 

GAIL ERICKSON

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

“Feminine Fusion of Fin, Feather and Leather”

 

Opening Reception

February 6th

6-10 pm

Open and Free to the Public

The exhibit will run through Feb 18th

15 South J Street     Lake Worth, FL 

 

 

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Originally from NY, Gail has been making art in some form for most of her life. Her childhood was filled with art classes in public school and art books. She excels at teaching herself new techniques including quilling ( thin paper strips rolled, glued, pinched, and assembled into a larger composition), creating mosaic pieces and drawing. However, working with clay has always been her medium of choice.

 

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“Contemplation” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

While still in high school, Gail attended Wilson Technological Center in Suffolk County NY for Dental Lab Technology. She spent many years in the dental field as a technician and then as a dental assistant. She tells The Rickie Report, “Making crowns by carving wax and creating temporary crowns using acrylic satisfied some of my creative desires for that chapter in my life. In this field I also learned how to use many instruments and materials which prepared me for my future career in art”.

 

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“Birmaid” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

After starting a family of her own, Gail’s passion for the arts began to consume her. She took pottery classes, ceramics, design, 3-D design and drawing classes at Palm Beach State College FL.  In 2005 she won her first two awards, “Passion For Art” and “Three Dimensional Design” at the Eissey Campus at PBSC.

 

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” I Dream” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

At the same time Gail traveled with The Art Alliance to London, San Francisco, and NYC visiting the major museums and galleries. She also volunteered at her daughter’s elementary school bringing “The Meet The Masters Program” to the children and she taught Pottery Studio Class at UB Kinsey Elementary School of the Arts. Presently she teaches a clay sculpting class at Wellington Community High School.

 

 

“Oreo” by Gail Erickson

 

Gail is constantly involved in learning more about her fine craft.  She is a member of The Ceramic League of The Palm Beaches, The Wellington Art Society, and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  Her collectors have described her work as “provocative and a little dark but in a good way”. The artist would agree.

 

 

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“I Wish” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

“My work is but a perception of a moment once reflected. It is inspired by family, nature and the human form. It is a product of my feelings, emotions and passion for the tactile nature of clay.  Although my interests in clay are varied, I am drawn to portrait and hybrid figurative bird sculptures. My intent is to reveal, yet conceal, allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.”

 

Her large sculptures are created using flattened rings starting from the bottom working up. Texture plays a major role in unifying her body of work. Surfaces of sculptures are finished using combinations of slip, stains, underglazes, glazes and patinas.

 

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“Mermaid” Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

Gail is represented by:

  • OSGS Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL  
  • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth, Fl
  • Local Way Art Gallery Jensen Beach FL

For more information please contact Gail :

Gailesculpture.webs.com
Gailerickson.see.me

 

 

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561-537-0291

Vacationing with Your Jewelry

John Bella has been designing and selling jewelry in downtown Stuart for a long time. His expertise is always appreciated. For jewelry lovers who collect and change out large holed beads on necklaces or bracelets, John offers specialty beads with a wide variety of Florida themes.  The Rickie Report shares some of his vacation tips for travel with your jewelry.  

 

 

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  • Many experts recommend leaving expensive jewelry in a secure place at home while on vacation, such as a safe deposit box.

 

  • However, if this isn’t an option, both Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. and Jewelers Unblocked have offered tips that would be helpful for travelers.

 

  • Keep jewelry on when going through security at the airport. Taking it off and setting it aside to get scanned gives strangers the chance to steal it.

 

  • Use the two-key control safety deposit box or a secured vault if either are available at your hotel. It’s more secure than using the safe in the room, which should be used only for semi-valuable belongings. However, if that’s the only option, it’s better than leaving the jewelry out in the open.

 

  • Be selective about who is being let into the hotel room. Use the privacy sign if no hotel staff should be let in when the room is vacant.

 

  •  Use discretion when bringing any jewelry outside of the hotel room. Don’t wear items that will attract attention or “advertise” the valuables; keep rings turned inward and pendants or necklaces tucked under clothing.

 

  •  Remove jewelry–and keep it safely locked away–before getting into chlorinated pools, hot tubs, or the ocean, as chlorine and saltwater can damage precious metals and some gemstones.

 

  •  If jewelry has to be worn while swimming, check it often. Cool water makes it easy for jewelry to slide off as fingers constrict.

 

  • Check the insurance coverage on the jewelry to ensure that the pieces are adequately covered, whether they are left behind at home or taken on the trip.

 

  •  Be aware of surroundings and look alert and confident. Thieves target those who appear oblivious, distracted or timid.

 

About Bella Jewelry and Gifts

 

Bella Jewelry and Gifts has a fantastic selection of Sterling Silver Jewelry in Nautical, Celtic/Irish, Genuine Gemstone and Fashion Styles. We have a huge selection of Pandora Style Bracelet Charm Beads in Zable Brand plus our own Private Label line of Charm Beads which includes Custom Made “Local Beads” for Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and the Treasure Coast. Our entire line of Charm Beads is Made In The USA. We call it our Treasure Coast Collection.

 

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“Florida Gator” Bead

We are known far and wide as “The Place To Go” for the largest selection of Quality Sterling Silver Nautical and Beach Jewelry  . Some of our Nautical Jewelry includes: Starfish, Sand Dollars, Mermaids, Manatees, Dolphins, Crabs, Sea Turtles, Sailfish, Marlin, Snook, Tarpon, Fish Hooks, Anchors, Propellers and so much more!  If it swims in the ocean or lake, we probably have jewelry for it.

 

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Atocha Coin Pendant

 

We have the largest selection of Treasure Coin Jewelry on the Treasure Coast and a great mix of gifts and accessories that are sure to please you. Whether making a self-purchase or finding that perfect item for everyone on your gift-giving list, Bella Jewelry and Gifts will exceed your expectations.  We are proud members of the Downtown Business Association of Stuart and we are listed with the Jewelers Board of Trade.

 

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Our retail store is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Stuart, on the east coast of Florida in the area known as the Treasure Coast.   We were voted The Best Gift Shop on the Treasure Coast and in the Palm Beaches by the viewers of local ABC TV Channel, WPBF 25.

 

 

Bella Jewelry and Gifts is located at 39 SW Osceola Street

Stuart, FL 34994

STORE HOURS

 

November Thru May:

Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM

June thru October:

Monday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed Sunday

For more information please contact:

Bella Jewelry and Gifts  772-219-8648  

or email: info@bellajewelryandgifts.com .

Shop Online 24/7 https://www.bellajewelryandgifts.com

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291