Judge Nelson Bailey Offers Special Event At Lighthouse Art Center On October 20th

Settle in around a virtual campfire and get comfortable as Judge Nelson Bailey shares his passion for Florida’s history at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event on October 20th.  In conjunction with photography exhibition, “Eyes Wide Open: Camera In Hand”, this talented photographer and gifted speaker will share stories about Florida in the late 1800’s.  You won’t want to miss this authentic celebration of Florida’s multicolored quilted history!  The Rickie Report shares the details.  This event is open to the public!



Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469
(561) 746-3101







Judge Nelson Bailey

Thursday, October 20, 2016

5:30 – 7: 30 pm





Members are free, non-members $10

Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are served


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed




Judge Nelson Bailey is a talented photographer and gifted speaker, and he is the only judge listed with the National Directory of American Storytellers as a “Florida Cracker Storyteller”. Florida’s rich cultural history is full of remarkable tales and Judge Bailey brings them all to life. His audiences declare “Every time I’ve listened to him speak I want to cross my arms and stamp my foot and say, “Don’t stop! More!” Please join us on October 20th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this authentic celebration of our wild and wooly past.  Hear authentic tales of Native-American mound builders, Spanish explorers, early settlers, and cattle ranchers in a rich gallery environment.





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Artists In Florida Calls For All Media In Juried Exhibition. Deadline December 7th.

Artists in Florida is proud to announce its new home, Galleria Gilda, located at 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth,FL.  The Opening Exhibit’s theme is ” Taking What It Gives You”.  The Juror is Jerry Rabinowitz, a South Florida based commercial and fine art photographer with National and International acclaim.  The Rickie Report shares the details  for you to Meet the Juror on November 3oth; attend the Grand Opening of Galleria Gilda on December 9th plus an Awards Reception on December 16th.  Please note: Deadline for entries is December 7th!








“Taking What It Gives You”

Deadline: December 7th


Submission Instructions and Online Submissions:
Click Here


Meet Jerry Rabinowitz, Juror

November 30, 2015

6:30 -8:30 pm

Jerry will speak about the Theme


Bring some art work to show for feedback  

$10 for non A.I.F.O members $5.00 for A.I.F.O members

Grand Opening:

December 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Wine, Cheese and Entertainment

See Jerry’s work on exhibit

Awards Ceremony:

December 16th   5:30 – 8:30 pm

Galleria Gilda


2211 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth 33460



Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

What You Need To Know:



  • Theme:  “Taking what it gives you”


  • Judge of the exhibition will be Jerry Rabinowitz


  • You can meet the judge and hear his talking presentation on the theme plus you can bring in some art work to show as a group discussion for feedback on November 30, 6:30 to 8:30.  $10 for non A.I.F.O members $5.00 for A.I.F.O members


  • The Deadline for the call is December 7, 2015


  • Notification December 9th.


  • Celebrate our Grand Opening on December 9th from 5:30 to 8:30 with wine, cheese and entertainment. See some of Jerry’s work will be on exhibit.Delivery is December 14th


  • You can submit on line up to 5 artwork pieces for $30.


  • All media is accepted.


  • 2D cannot be larger than 18 x 24.


  • Please use jpgs images long side 800 pixels at 300 dpi


  • We will exhibit 20 to 25 pieces on December 16 with Awards Ceremony. At the new gallery, Galleria Gilda located at 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth 33460.





Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz


About Artists In Florida:


We are offering a special membership to all that sign up by our Grand opening date 12/9. You can buy the palette yearly membership for only $125.00 that is a savings of $175.00. Please go on line and see what we are all about: www.artinfl.org.

Contact us at info@artinfl.org or call 561-714-4871 for more information.





“Fall Dinner” photography by Jerry Rabinowitz




Jerry Rabinowitz:


Jerry Rabinowitz, a South Florida based commercial and fine art photographer, specializes in lifestyle, food and architecture. Jerry is the sole photographer of two lifestyle coffee table books on Palm Beach and the Hamptons published by Rizzoli and Abrams. His work is featured in many publications including Palm Beach Illustrated, Naples Illustrated, Florida Design, Architectural Digest, Town and Country as well as a cover story in Rangefinder magazine. Assignments have taken him through Central America, the Maya world, Europe and across the United States. Jerry’s images can be found in galleries, private collections as well as The Library of Congress Historic American Building Survey (HABS). Currently he is working on a personal fine art project concerning created wetlands, soon to be a limited edition book


Please visit Jerry’s FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/jerry.rabinowitz.5/timeline




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Melinda Moore Presents “Wings of Inspiration”

Fine Art Photographer Melinda Moore will present “Wings of Inspiration” at the monthly meeting of the Audubon Society of the Everglades on Tuesday, March 4th.  The public is welcome to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report urges you to make the time to attend.  Melinda is a recent inductee to the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA).  Her  ability to capture the light as well as the essence of that fleeting moment of a bird taking flight is awe inspiring.  We share the details in this article.

Audubon Society of the Everglades

Tuesday March 4, 7:00 pm

Refreshments Followed by Lecture

Melinda Moore , Fine Art Photographer

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Rooms 101/102

6301 Summit Blvd (near Jog Road)

West Palm Beach

"The Day Before" by Melinda Moore

“The Day Before” by Melinda Moore

The public is invited to join the Audubon Society of the Everglades  for this entertaining and educational program in rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd, (near Jog Road) in West Palm Beach. Refreshments at 7 pm. This meeting is free and open to the public.



"Pelican Preening" by Melinda Moore

“Pelican Preening” by Melinda Moore

Melinda Moore tells us, “Light is the essence of spirit in its purest form, so it is a key ingredient in my art. A fleeting expression, a bird taking wing, clouds and sea; everything is transient and everything is permanent when captured by the camera. My desire is to bring a soulfulness and spirit to my work that engages the viewer, creating an emotional bond with the environment and its creatures.  I think I am blessed by these birds… the way they do turn up and strike poses”.


"Illumination" by Melinda Moore

“Illumination” by Melinda Moore

Melinda was born in New Jersey, and arrived in Delray Beach Florida in 1948. Much of Delray was still dirt roads including 11th Street when her family first moved there. I-95 didn’t exist until Melinda was in high school. Living on Lake Ida, which at the time, was the edge of the Everglades gave her a unique opportunity to explore nature. Observation and her love of birds began back then, when Florida was a different place.


"Mina Peacock" by Melinda Moore

“Mina Peacock” by Melinda Moore



She says, “I was introduced to John James Audubon’s work by a book my mother gave me in 1950’s. I do feel it inspires my work today. My Mom also loved birds and kept a little book published in 1915 which I still treasure. She wrote the dates she spotted new birds. She also introduced the Audubon organization by encouraging me to call them to ID unusual birds we spotted”.



"The Bride" by Melinda Moore

The Bride” by Melinda Moore

“I went to Florida State and received a BS in Nursing. I have traveled extensively and love sailing and the sea. I returned to Florida and married my high school sweetheart in 2003 and began her photographic career late in life, about 2008,” she shares.  Melinda began exhibiting her work in 2008 and has had three solo exhibits, receiving many awards. Recently  she was invited to join the National Association of Women Artists.


"The Regal Egret" by Melinda Moore

“The Regal Egret” by Melinda Moore

For more information about the Audubon Society of the Everglades, please visit: http://www.auduboneverglades.org/tues-mar-4-730-pm-monthly-meeting-and-lecture-melinda-moore-fine-art-photographer/


For more information about Melinda Moore’s Fine Art Photography, please visit:  PhotoArtbyMelinda.com  and https://www.facebook.com/melinda.moore.90   We want to point out that Melinda not only sells her photographs to frame, but also offers giclees and specialty tiles.




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