Whitespace Announces Special Boutique At Mandel JCC Before Holidays And Grand Opening For Season

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace is bringing her unique and one-of-a-kind finds to the Mandel JCC (Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens).  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and gives details about Whitespace Collection’s Grand Opening. There are a number of choices for touring this contemporary art collection.  We urge you to ask your friends and organizations to make reservations now.








The Whitespace Collection is privately owned and solely operated by
Elayne and Marvin (OBM) Mordes.

Whitespace does not receive any Governmental monetary assistance.

Partial proceeds from every event support the Arts and Art Education through Community Foundation.

Thank you for your consideration of a donation.

Suggested event donation:
$10 Per Person        $5 Per Student




Save the date!   Mark your calendar!
Whitespace Grand Opening
2015-2016 season!

Opening weekend celebrations
Friday, November 20, 5-9 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 21, Sun., Nov. 22, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.



at the
Hood Road 









Featuring International Jewelry Artists

Creating Unique Wearable Body Sculpture!

Perfect  Timing  For  Holiday  Gift – Giving!

Tuesday, Nov. 10   3 – 8 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 11  11 am – 4pm




Featuring a selection of Judaica

for the Holiday season!



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Whitespace is accepting reservations for group tours
this upcoming Season!

Make your reservations at:
Whitespace@mordes.net or 561.842.4131





Option 1
Docent Tour of Whitespace Exhibitions

Group Size : Minimum of 3 –  maximum 10
Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm – 4 pm
$20.00 per person
Reservation and deposit required




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Option 2
Docent Tour of Whitespace Exhibitions

Group Size : Minimum of 20 –  maximum 35
Monday Through Friday 10 am or 1:30 PM
1.5 hour tour scheduled at the convenience of the group
$35.00 per person
Reservation and deposit required




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Option 3
Docent Tour of Whitespace Collection and the Private Residence

Group size: Minimum of 20 maximum 50
Monday Through Friday 10 am or 1:30 PM.
Hosted by Elayne Mordes
2.5 hours accompanied by refreshments and scheduled at your convenience.
$50 per person. 
Reservation and deposit required







Just a reminder!

Whitespace is available for specialty events:

Holiday Functions
Cocktail parties
Birthday parties
Any unique group idea!

Direct your questions or reservations to:
Whitespace@mordes.net or 561.842.4131
Partial proceeds benefiting the arts and art education through
Community Foundation





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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Artnado’s Special Discount Deadline Is August 1st

While exhibit spaces will still be available, the special discount deadline for artists’  booth space and the special offer for Non-Profit art related organizations is August 1st.   Thus far, over 75 artists have applied for the early discount.  Artists from as far away as Brazil will be participating in this new, innovative exhibition.   The Rickie Report shares the details for Art Associations and Art-Related Non-Profits Organizations to receive FREE 10 x 10 booth spaces! We remind our readers that ARTNADO and Artistic Synergy Inc. is a different entity from Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.








Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive, is announcing a gift of FREE 10×10 space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits. He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable your organization to inform the public about what you do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events. Your members will be able to display but not sell their work from your space. Because ARTNADO is already offering the lowest price per square foot for juried art shows, we understand that artists are concerned about their expenses. Therefore, any member of an organization that takes advantage of this offer, will be given a 10% rebate on the price of the exhibition space they choose to display and sell their art.”



Any artists who has taken part in an Art Marketing Seminar involving Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report will be eligible for a 15% rebate on individual booth space. Fill out the ZAPP and then send a separate email to Artistic Synergy Inc telling them you have been a participant.




Jack explains, “Since all applications need to be submitted through ZAPP there is no provisions for a two-tier pricing structure. Hence a refund check will be issued ARTNADO’s move-in date on November 13th.”



This offer, when combined with the options of either a 10×10, 10×20 and even a 20×20 “personal gallery” exhibition area, offers an unprecedented exposure for most of the area’s artist.






In addition, a Student Art Contest will be formally announced soon. If you know any young artists who would like to get an early start, the information is available on our website artisticsynergy.org.



ARTNADO is looking for partners to be Drop-Off Centers for Student Artwork around the County. Please email or call to make arrangements. You will be included in future advertising, marketing and promotions!



For more information send an e-mail to artisticsynergy@mail.com requesting a space and you will be called to confirm the details.

If you have any questions, please call 561-557-8741 and ask to speak directly to Jack Busa.


ZAPP Applications started January 15, 2015



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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



CALL TO ART CONTEST: Be seen. Make a statement. Make a Difference.

The Rickie Report is sharing a Call to Artists with a theme, being sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.  As the ADL turns 100, the FL Chapter is reaching out to the entire community to create art based on its mission statement.  In recent years, the ADL has sponsored Art Contests with a focus on Anti-Bullying as well as other discrimination issues.  We hope you will read this article to learn more about ADL’s mission and let us know when your piece is chosen to be shown at a special exhibit at the Armory Art Center!





ArtWorks is the first Florida annual art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction highlighting the mission and impact of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  Presented by ADL Florida’s Wolff Leadership, ArtWorks is an art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction that will highlight the impact of ADL as seen through the eyes of today’s leading and emerging artists.


Each piece of art work – painting, photography, mixed media or sculpture – focuses on one or more aspects of ADL’s mission. Each artist will be chosen to create a piece of art that shares their perspective on the mission of ADL. All artwork will be included in a silent auction where guests can bid on the work.

 The respectable panel of judges includes:

Arthur H. Jaffe, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus,
Jaffe Center for Book Arts;  Talya Lerman
Director of Education,Armory Arts Center;  Ellen E. Roberts, Ph.D., Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art
Norton Museum of Art.
To learn more about the event and register go to the web site: www.adl.org/FloridaArtWorksADL

About the Anti-Defamation League:

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. The League:

  • scrutinizes and exposes extremists and hate groups
  • monitors hate on the Internet
  • provides expertise on domestic and international terrorism
  • probes the roots of hatred
  • develops and delivers educational programs
  • fosters interfaith/intergroup relations
  • mobilizes communities to stand up against bigotry
  • defends the security of Israel and Jews worldwide
  • maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date Web site

Anti-Semitism, Racism And Bigotry

  • In the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism, challenges American and world leaders and the United Nations to take action against anti-Jewish bigotry and violence, and exposes and condemns attacks on Jews
  • Through a comprehensive Web site and publications, provides the knowledge and tools to counteract anti-Semitism, hatred and intolerance
  • America’s prime resource for information on and responses to bigotry
  • Collects and carefully evaluates a vast amount of information on anti-Semites, racists and extremists and provides a yearly analysis of anti-Jewish activities in an annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents
  • Through the polling of American and other nations’ attitudes toward Jews, remains in the forefront of gauging anti-Semitism at home and abroad


  • Monitors, analyzes and exposes an entire range of extremists from the obscure to the more prominent.  Issues Extremism in America: A Guide, an encyclopedia of American extremists that is continually updated
  • Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network is a comprehensive, frequently updated informational resource for law enforcement personnel engaged in combating hate groups, hate crimes and hate symbols

Identifying And Combating Hate

Leading the efforts to deter and counter hate-motivated crimes, the League drafted model hate crimes legislation in 1981, covering all hate crimes.  Forty-five states have since enacted laws based on or similar to the model, which was unanimously deemed constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993.

For more than 13 years, ADL led a broad coalition of groups working in Washington, DC, to enact the federal Matthew Shepard James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), which was signed into law in October 2009.

  • As part of a joint effort, formed Partners Against Hate to provide outreach, education and training in techniques to prevent juvenile hate-related behavior
  • Maintains an extensive online visual database of extremist symbols, logos and tattoos


  • Works to further the mission of combating hate through education.  Its award-winning A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute programs provide anti-bias education and training with curriculums and materials available for pre-K through university students, community groups, corporations, civic associations, religious organizations and law enforcement agencies
  • Supports Holocaust awareness and education through its Braun Holocaust Institute and the Hidden Child Foundation/ADL®

Religious Freedom

  • Regards the separation of church and state as essential to preserving religious freedom in our increasingly pluralistic society.  Engaged in action to safeguard religious liberty throughout society, including in the workplace and classroom

Interfaith Affairs

  • Builds and maintains relationships and dialogue with international, national and local religious leaders of all faiths. Monitors and attempts to resolve interfaith issues, and helps educate non-Jewish religious leaders about Jewish history, theology and philosophy
  • Through the Bearing Witness™ program, a partnership with The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Archdiocese of Washington, provides Catholic school educators with the training and resources necessary to teach their students about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust


  • Supports the Jewish state by advocating for Israel, and explaining political and security issues and the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian/Israel-Arab conflict with U.S. policymakers, the media and the public through programs, publications and contact with officials
  • Jerusalem Office hosts fact-finding missions to Israel and provides expertise on anti-bias training for Israeli educational, military and law enforcement institutions

International Affairs

  • Monitors and combats global anti-Semitism and extremism and promotes the security and well-being of Jewish communities around the world.  Provides expertise to governments and non-government institutions worldwide
  • A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute anti-bias training programs exist in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Italy and the Netherlands, reaching educators, and law enforcement professionals.  Youth in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Austria and the United Kingdom have participated in peer-training programs
  • Maintains an office in Israel



Please feel free to pass along this information to other artist you know wold be interested in participate. For more information please call:   Patricia Gottenger 561-512-0073

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420