Ray Gross’ Hyper Realism Is Featured At 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Ray Gross’ Hyper-Realistic Porcelains will take center stage at the upcoming 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, February 26 – 28th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.  Ray’s booth at ArtPalmBeach 2016 was a sell-out!

 

 

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R A Y     G R O S S

 

 

FINE  ART  HYPER-REALISTIC

 

 

PORCELAINS

 

 

 

 

13th annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Palm Beach County Convention Center

 650 Okeechobee Boulevard • West Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

Friday, February 26 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 27 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 28 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ray Gross’ Hyper-Realistic Porcelains

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Ray Ray Gross Fine Art
561 951 4749
Euro 0170-5091840
rayhgross@gmail.com

 

 

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13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show Will Highlight Wearable Art Fashion Show and Interactive Dialogues With The Artists

The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show returns for its 13th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 26th -28th in a three-day juried event highlighting the works of established master artists as well as emerging artists nationally.  Attendees will enjoy the experience of finding “latest” collections in contemporary art and design in categories including glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, mixed media, fashion and jewelry. They will have direct access to all the artists invited to showcase their original work. Some of these works are featured in private and corporate collections world-wide. The Rickie Report shares the schedule of lectures and the fashion show, ticket information and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

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13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Friday, February 26
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 27
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 28
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are available:

Get Tickets Here

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard W. Palm Beach, Florida

 

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Five Important Things To Know:

 

• The highly curated Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, voted Number One in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book, provides an opportunity for interactive dialogue with the artists themselves for avid collectors as well as those looking for an introduction to beginning a personal collection.

 

 

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Glass Art by Kit Karbler

 

 

• 135 artists will travel from 32 States to Palm Beach County to take part in this 3-day juried event celebrating the latest innovations in fine crafts.

 

 

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“In Emerald Pools” by Marianne Hunt

 

 

 

 

• Wearable Art will be highlighted at this year’s Show during a Fashion Show with models wearing one of a kind couture style designs and exquisite jewelry which will take place on Saturday 2/27 at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Elaine Unzicker, Handbag

 

 

 

• This year’s attendees are invited to ‘Meet and Greet Jane Weitzman’, wife of a favorite shoe designer, Stuart Weitzman, during an exhibit of selected “fantasy” shoes commissioned by Jane and designed by outstanding artists across America – Jane will also be signing a limited number of her book “Art & Sole’.

 

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Furniture by Michael Conti

 

 

• Palm Beach Cultural Council Director of Marketing & Government Affairs, Marilyn Bauer will moderate a lively panel discussion entitled “Art in Every Day Living; Its Subtle Beauty Surrounds Us” on Sunday 2/28 at 11:30 a.m. Panelists will include local experts Campion Platt, Lars Bolander, Nadine Kalachnikoff, and Jennifer Garrigues.

 

 

 

 

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Gilded Fire Vessel by Jennifer McCurdy  (Photo courtesy of Gary Mirando)

 

 

 

You will have direct access to all the artists invited to showcase their original work. Some of these works are featured in private and corporate collections world-wide, including the Museum of Arts & Design in NYC, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, and the Corning Glass Museum, Corning, NY, as well as in private and corporate collections all over the world.

 

For more information:

www.craftsamericashows.com
Tickets are now on sale through the website.

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Molly Grant, Owner Of Cordwainer Shop, Sells Hand Crafted Custom Made Footwear At Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Artful traveler, Molly Grant, will be in West Palm Beach, FL,  with her hand-crafted custom-made footwear. Owner of the Cordwainer Shop in Deerfield, NH, Molly and her jewel-toned shoes travel the country to fine juried craft shows (most by invitation only). Molly will be one of the featured artists at the 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show Friday, February 26th, through Sunday, February 28th, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. She measures each foot, helps customers select the right style and fit, and then designs beautiful as well as comfortable leather footwear  (both boots and shoes).  The Rickie Report is excited to share Molly’s designs and details. We cannot wait to see her colorful shoes and handbags in person!  If you want to learn to create your own shoes, Molly offers a special workshop!

 

 

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M  O  L  L  Y       G  R  A  N  T

Of The Cordwainer Shop

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard   W. Palm Beach, Florida

 

Friday, February 26
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 27
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 28
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

Tickets are available:

 http://www.craftsamericashows.com/PALM_main.htm

 

 

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Do you look at the styles first? The colors?  Your eyes go from one pair to another as your mind focuses on what combination you will choose!  Songbird blue or Jamaican blue, blazing orange or burnt orange, felt green or chartreuse, chipotle red or bright red pepper… so many colors and so many combinations for Molly Grant to create a pair of shoes or boots just for you!  Molly tells The Rickie Report,“I create custom, handmade all leather footwear. Cordwainer footwear is classically and distinctively styled for men and women.”  

 

 

 

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The Cordwainer Shop Custom Made Footwear

 

 

 

As the Nationally acclaimed Palm Beach Fine Craft Show in West Palm Beach enters its 13th year, Molly Grant will be one of the featured craftsmen. Hosted by Crafts America, the prestigious show will runs from Friday, February 26th, through Sunday, February 28th, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Friday and Saturday show hours are 10am-6pm, Sunday from 11am-5pm.

 

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The Cordwainer Shop Custom Made Footwear, “Botanical”

 

 

 

 

 

Molly Grant began leather working in her early 20’s, first by working on her own and then by apprenticing at the Black Swan Leather shop in Portsmouth, NH, where she learned the basic skills of traditional leather working. In 1991, Molly had the opportunity to meet Paul Mathews, owner of the Cordwainer Shop; within a few months’ time Molly was traveling to National juried craft shows with Paul and learning the Cordwainer craft.

 

 

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The Cordwainer Shop Custom Footwear, Women’s Sandal

 

 

 

The Cordwainer Shop was founded in the 1930’s by Edward F. Mathews. His son, Paul, carried on the shop tradition as main designer, and except for a 4 year stint in WWII, shoemaking became his life’s work and joy. Molly Grant now carries on the Cordwainer tradition of custom handmade footwear that also includes her own line of handbags. Traveling the country to fine juried craft shows, creating shoes and teaching shoemaking workshops has become as much a passion to Molly as it was to Paul.

 

 

 

 

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Shoemaking Workshops

 

 

Molly has offered shoemaking workshops at her studio in New Hampshire since 1993 and this coming year will be teaching at Pennsylvania School of Craft in Lancaster, PA and Arrowmont School of Craft in Gatlinburg, TN. Please contact her with questions or to sign up for a workshop at 603.261.7742.

 

 

 

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Molly Grant of The Cordwainer Shop  (Photo Courtesy of Melanie Plenda)

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Molly Grant
The Cordwainer Shop
Custom Handmade Footwear
Wild Orchard Farm
67 Candia Rd PO Box 110       Deerfield, NH 03037
603 261 7742

 

 

Cordwainer Shop Website: www.cordwainershop.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CordwainerShop
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cordwainershoes/
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Visual, Visceral and Voluminous: Insights into Debbie Mostel’s Art

Describing someone’s artwork is a sensitive matter. While The Rickie Report is not acting as critic, asking an artist to share themselves with our readers takes trust.  We started to share Debbie Mostel’s story in a previous post when she was inducted into NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) in New York City and announced that she would be showing at Red Dot in Miami soon after. The depth of Debbie’s personality and her artwork call for this extended interview.  Debbie’s work will be shown at Solo Exhibition at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall and again in March at the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.  Here, she shares her advice to artists and art lovers about maneuvering your way through sizable shows; some tips for artists to network; and some insights into her larger-than-life pieces.

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Globe : “Baja Bound”

Most of Debbie’s work has interactive qualities such as spinning VCR motors, trap doors,wind-up toys and even a pair of Slinky’s!   Tom Shadyac, director of Jim Carey movies and more recently the revered film “I Am”, was presented one of Debbie’s Globes as an appreciation for the message that both director and artist hold in getting the message that “we are all connected”.  Debbie has been a guest demonstrator at the Norton Museum’s Art After Dark, a Best of Show winner twice at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and has numerous newspaper articles written about her. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County

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TRR: Tell our readers about your experience as an exhibitor at Red Dot in Miami.

DM:  The experience was awesome and I was extremely proud to be part of the show.

 

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Hindu Tornadic Activity

TRR: What suggestions would you give an artist who has not done such a large show before?

DM:  First, you should scope out each show. Do your homework – this is a business, like any other business trade show.  I believe in “Go Large Or Go Home”.  Let me explain: Once you figure out what show is the best show for YOU, put everything you have into  making it successful.  Don’t skimp or try to cut corners to try to save money.  This isn’t necessarily about selling, though if you do, that is a nice perk.

 

Once you are committed to a show, you must put in your best work.  Create and print a full catalog.  Invest in good lighting and good quality signage.  I actually added more signage once I arrived at Red Dot and saw what other artists had in addition to what I had already planned.

 

During the show, have a seat.  Art show-goers don’t like to be followed around in your booth.  Let them know that if they have questions, you are there to help them.  Remember your business cards and postcards!   You have to have the right attitude and stay positive.  You are spending 6 days and long hours to promote your art!  Be professional!

 

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Feeling the Squeeze

TRR: What about after the show?

 

DM:  You MUST follow up with the people who signed your guest book, with other artists you networked with during the show, and gallery owners who stopped by.  This is a lot of WORK!   This year, there were over 27 shows including Red Dot, Art Miami, and Art Basel.  I felt that Red Dot seemed to focus on emerging artists.  In looking at the statistics from 2011, the number of shows has grown. I would expect 2013 to continue to grow annually.  That offers a lot of opportunities to a lot more artists.

TRR: Any advice for the show attendees?

DM:  For art lovers and buyers, you have to pace yourselves because the sheer amount of art work can be overwhelming.  You really need to plan on more than just one day and you still will not see it all!  To avoid having your eyes glaze over from seeing too much art, book a hotel.  Take a break.  Each show has different fees.  Personally, I believe it is hardest for the Gallery owners and Buyers.  They have to look at everything in consideration for their collectors and clients.

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Tower of Youth

TRR:  When we first met, you were anxious to show me a science-related article.  What types of materials do you enjoy reading?

DM:  I will read anything that has to do with science.  I always read the New York Times, Scientific American and I think that Smithsonian Magazine is the best out there.  National Geographic has engrossing articles, but I also watch a lot of television!  Again, anything science-related, so obviously NOVA, PBS, Science Channel.

I have always been fascinated with how things are made and where something comes from. I enjoy visually stimulating shows like “Orangutan Island”,  underwater series, “Oddities”.  I never know when an idea will spark and where it will lead me!

 

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New Monarchy

TRR:  Do you ever relax?

DM:  I actually relax when I am playing golf!  I just love how beautiful nature is.  I can really take it all in when I walk my dog before sunset.  My background in landscape design has given me a better appreciation for some of the Audubon areas in Palm Beach County.

TRR: Does your son share your artistic  interests?

DM: Not really.  He loves music and plays drums in a local band, Abolish Oasis.  He wants to go to college to pursue a career in the music business.

 

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Trilobite Surfing

TRR: What inspires you to create such a breadth of artwork?

 DM: Everything!  Really.  I can be staring a gym ceiling and an idea for a new piece of artwork will pop into my head.  We have to remember why we are artists.  We can tune into the minutia of the every-day and go and create art. The synapses in my brain flip all the time!

 

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Mind Reader

To see Debbie’s artwork, the public is invited to a reception at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby on January 18 from 6 – 8 pm.  The building is located at 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens 33410.  Her SOLO exhibit is called “Technology Deconstructed-Nature Reconstructed”.  The exhibit continues through February 21st.  City Hall is open from 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.

 

Debbie will also be at the 2013 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show from March 1st – 3rd, which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center 650 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.  The Palm Beach Fine Crafts Show is professionally juried to ensure the highest level of excellence and originality in the work presented. Every piece is designed and made in artists’ studios across the U.S. www.PalmBeahFineCraftShow.com  For more details about Debbie’s work contact: 561-779-0030 or go to:www.debbieleemostel.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291