Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor Celebrates Guest Artist Manon Sander At June 7th Public Reception

The Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor located in Stuart, FL announces the month of June’s Featured Guest Artist, Manon Sander.  Amazing light practically pulses from the brushstrokes of her paintings!  Manon’s artwork is collected throughout the US, she teaches at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, plus her artwork is found in galleries both locally and nationally.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception on Thursday, June 7th.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and the wonderful boutique wine from Kling Gallery and meet the artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  It’s not too early to shop for Father’s Day, Graduation, Weddings, and all occasions!




723 Colorado Plaza  Stuart, FL 34994

Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred

772-678-6949    www.klinggallerystuart.com





Original Paintings

Napa- Style Tasting Room

Custom Furniture 

Home Decor





Opening Reception:

Thursday, June 7

5 – 7 PM

Manon Sander 




Manon Sander tells The Rickie Report, ”I paint things in my neighborhood, things of my daily life which seem ordinary, but for me it’s less about what I’m actually painting and more about my fascination with the effect of light of objects. Painting in oil, oftentimes from life I put my impressions down in thick juicy brushstrokes, aiming to capture the essence and the light on my subject matter and the feelings it evokes in me. “



“Favorite Toy” by Manon Sander



A native of Germany, she painted murals professionally in Chicago for a decade and a half and studied oil painting under the tutelage of well known Californian painters. During that time she developed a unique, glowing style, avidly collected throughout the United States.  “Painting is my way to bring attention to the beauty found everywhere in our immediate surroundings, seen by those who are willing to slow down and look”.


“Secret Garden” by Manon Sander



Manon says, “I find inspiration for my next painting not necessarily in an object considered beautiful in the conventional sense since my desire to paint is mostly ignited by watching the light hitting an object a certain way. Illuminating something in all its brilliance while creating wonderful colors and designs in the shadows, light has the power to elevate an object from the mundane to the exquisite. How light influences color has been a source of endless fascination for me. Expressing my joie de vivre through loose brushstrokes in combination with a well thought-through design and a vibrant color choice translates into a painting that resonates not only with me as artist but also with the viewer, offering him a view of things that might otherwise have gone unnoticed”.

“Cheerio” by Manon Sander



And here’s a little bit of recent Manon Trivia:

– Her work has been juried into national shows by American Impressionist Society and National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

-She continues to participate in Plein Air Events, the most recent one being the Winter Park Paint Out: Since it was the Paint Out’s 10th anniversary participation was by invitation only and she was honored to have been selected as one of the 25 hand picked artists.

– She continues to travel with her paint brushes to places like Italy, the Bahamas, Bermuda, NYC, Vermont, Savannah, and all over Florida

– Her work is being represented by galleries in St. Augustine, FL, and Fishers Island, NY, as well as the Village Art Studio in Tequesta

– She recently won awards in a juried National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Exhibition, Plein Fun Fest in Delray Beach, and first place at Sundowner Quick Draw in Ft. Myers Beach.

– She is increasingly sought after for commissions

– She has an upcoming solo show at Pander Gallery in Fishers Island, NY, this summer

– She will participate in a two-women show at Palm Beach Gardens Community Center later this year with Julia Rose

– Her work can be seen at the Village Art Studios at 377 Tequesta Dr. in Tequesta

– She teaches classes and workshops through the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta during season.

“Herd of Bicycles” by Manon Sander

For more information:

Manon Sander

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Instagram: @ManonSander


Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor

723 Colorado Plaza

Stuart, FL34994


Colorado Plaza on the corner of Colorado and Kindred


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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986




Pam Ayres’ Paintings Featured At Juno Beach Town Center Gallery For SOLO Exhibition Through April 18

The Friends of the Arts of Juno Beach present Pamela J. Ayres, “The Colors of Florida”, recent paintings.  Open now through April 18th, 2017, the public is invited to see the most colorful work of this award-winning fine artist.  Over 30 works are on display at the Juno Beach Town Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  




Friends of the Arts

Town Center  

340 Ocean Drive    Juno Beach, FL


Welcomes The Public To:

“The Colors of Florida”

Paintings by Pamela Ayres



Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Friday  8 am – 5 pm



“Seagulls and Snowbirds” by Pamela J. Ayres



The public is invited to see the most colorful work on one of Florida’s accomplished artists, Pamela J. Ayres now through April 18th, 2017.  This exciting exhibit of 30 original oil and acrylic paintings is on display at the Juno Beach Town Center from Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.



“Prismatic Performance” by Pamela J. Ayres



Pamela who was born in Minneapolis, MN is an avid painter working in oil and acrylic plein air as well as in her studio.  She travels and paints with other accomplished outdoor artists from California to Florida, applying fresh color and energetic strokes to her works.  Intrigued by the effects of light, temperature and color relationships, Pamela is continuously discovering new ways of interpreting nature’s beauty onto her canvases.



“Taking Off” by Pamela J. Ayres




In addition to her current exhibit, Pamela has been accepted into numerous juried shows and has taken awards.  She maintains memberships with the Lighthouse ArtCenter Guild, Plein Air Palm Beach, North County Art Association, the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

“Riverbend Social” by Pamela J. Ayers



Pamela tells The Rickie Report, “I am compelled to express the way light dances off the scenery of our everyday lives.  Whether painting from life in my studio or outdoors on location, I try to convey the emotion of what I am experiencing at that particular moment.  My goal is to delight the eyes of the viewer by inviting them into the scene of the painting itself.”


“Same But Different” by Pamela J. Ayres



“By using vivid color, interesting forms and animated brushwork, I hope to involve and entertain others.  For me, painting is a way of reaching out to people.  I love capturing a fleeting glimpse that perhaps other haven’t seen…I feel it just shouldn’t be missed!  I want to share the underlying message that might be humorous in nature or important to our humanity”.



Pamela J. Ayres



Most recently, Pamela won an award at Delray Beach Plein Air Fun Fest.  Previous exhibits include: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Northwood University, Cornell Museum, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Eissey Theater Gallery, Palm Beach International Airport Art in Public Places, Jupiter Recreation Center Art Gallery, Naples Art Association Von Liebig Art Center, Paint The Beach Plein Air Festival Ft. Myers Beach Art Association, Multilingual Language/Cultural Society, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, and the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa CA.



In addition to this exhibition, Pamela maintains a studio at:

The Village Art Studios    377  Tequesta Drive  in Tequesta, FL 33469.

For more information please visit:  www.payresart.com

or email: payresart@gmail.com





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


Lighthouse Art Center Invites You To Closing Reception Of “Art Of Association”, Announces Vacation Closing And New Plein Air Palm Beach!

Let the colors, textures and creative community quicken your imagination during the CLOSING RECEPTION of Art of Association, Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter!  Feast your eyes on 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists representing 16 Art Associations from Miami to Jensen Beach. With new ideas to share and plans to discuss, the participating associations will introduce their 2016-17 calendars. Don’t miss your last opportunity to enjoy this eclectic exhibition.  The ArtCenter will be CLOSED August 14 – 28th for VACATION. The Lighthouse ArtCenter announced today the names of the 35 artists selected to participate in the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition now in its 4th year at North Palm Beach County’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center. The event will take place March 8-12, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares all the details in this article.





(561) 746-3101
373 Tequesta Drive            Tequesta, Florida 33469










Thursday, August 11, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members of Lighthouse ArtCenter, $10 for non-members.


LACMalle Whitaker Rebirth

Malle Whitaker “Rebirth”

Art Associations from Boca Raton to Vero Beach are participating in this refreshing exhibition that fosters cross pollination of ideas and practices with 2D and 3D media from fiber arts to fused glass. Let your imagination soar.

Feast your eyes on 375 original works of art from 186 exhibiting artists representing 16 Art Associations from Miami to Jensen Beach. With new ideas to share and plans to discuss, the participating associations will introduce their 2016-17 calendars. We don’t want you to miss your last opportunity to enjoy this eclectic exhibition. 

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region”. – Nancy Politsch, Executive Director, Lighthouse ArtCenter


LACclose up of Sandanjian Underwater Treasures

Sandanjian “Underwater Treasures” Close-Up





PAINT PALM BEACH EN PLEIN AIR 2017 (Formerly the Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival)

March 8-12, 2017





Lighthouse ArtCenter announced today the names of the 35 artists selected to participate in the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition now in its 4th year at North Palm Beach County’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center. The event will take place March 8-12, 2017. Plein Air has become a popular competition throughout the world, giving artists different venues to create in, while being challenged by the length and surroundings of the four-day contest. The selected artists compete for prize money and are able to display their work at the Lighthouse ArtCenter for gallery visitors to view, offer their opinions and purchase a favored painting at the Collector’s Party on Saturday, March, 11th, final day of competition. Paintings may also be purchased “wet” from the artist at the painting sites.
“We modified this year’s artist selection process after an outstanding 2016 competition,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Chair of Painting and Drawing and Co-Chair of this event, Ted Matz. “Feedback from our former contestants suggested we narrow our field of artists to give each participant more exposure to the crowds drawn to watch them when they’re sketching and painting at the various venues. ”
With more than 120 applicants for the limited slots, Matz said the selection process became one of scoring several criteria, not all of which were based on direct artistic skills. “We wanted to be fair to artists who may not have participated in our Plein Air competition in the first three years. And fair to the Lighthouse ArtCenter patrons who want to see how new artists interpret our local scenery when challenged to capture it on canvas.”

The 35 artists selected scored highest when evaluated by the following:
1. Originality
2. Overall Quality
3. Consistency of Style
4. Technical Skills
5. Marketability to Audience

“We are thrilled by the artistic diversity selected to compete in March 2017,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator Janeen Mason. “We had submissions from artists in 27 states and two who are international. We are excited to see how these artists translate our South Florida seascapes, landscapes and architecture.”

Here are the names and hometowns of the artists competing in Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition:




To learn more about Plein Air art, visit Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_plein_air or Google Plein Air art.

For additional information about upcoming exhibits or the 2017 Paint Palm Beach en Plein Air competition, contact Lighthouse ArtCenter by calling 561-746-3101.

For more information about the Lighthouse ArtCenter, visit www.lighthousearts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter is an equal opportunity gallery, learning center and employer.




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Artists Of Palm Beach County Members Exhibition Includes 2D and 3D Artworks

The Artists of Palm Beach County Members Exhibit 2015 showcases artworks of varied media in both 2D and 3D.  The Rickie Report recommends you stop by Art on Park Gallery to take in all of the members’ creative efforts!  Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, July 10th.  There will be an After Party down the block at Brewhouse Gallery. This Free Exhibit continues through August 8th. We share the details here.






Artists of Palm Beach County

Members Exhibit 2015

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

Public Invited

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 10, 2015

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through August 8, 2015

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL  33403




After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery
starting at 8pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park
(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)




APBCMember Exhibit 12 x 18 poster W


The Artists of Palm Beach County invite you to an exhibition of 2D and 3D works showcasing the talent of member artists.  A wide variety of media and styles will be shown. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, July 11th from 5 – 8 pm.  Art on Park Gallery is located at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park, FL 33403.  The Exhibition continues through August 18th.  


Some of the participating artists include: Norman Berman, Jean Hutchison, Frances Lynn, Linda Ronzoni, Thomas Schmidt and Tanya Witzel and more.  Everyone is invited to the After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery, down the block, at 8 pm.  



Artists of Palm Beach County welcomes new members.  APBC offers gallery and studio space, exhibitions, opportunities to network with other artists, space for classes and professional development.  For more information please visit:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403



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Call to Artists PLUS An Opportunity to Learn with International Plein Air Painter, Hugh O’Neil

The Artists Association of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery announce a Call to Artists PLUS an opportunity to learn with a internationally acclaimed painter, Hugh O’Neil.  Hugh’s 2 day workshop is designed for beginners to advance painters.  If you are interested in Plein Air painting, this is NOT TO BE MISSED!  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you respond quickly, before spaces are filled.  The 2nd Annual Plein Air Jupiter Event is open for registration.  Cash prizes plus the incredible chance to be part of this re-emerging hot global trend in painting make this an exciting event.  The Rickie Report urges you to apply now!  For anyone who is looking for a warm climate to paint in February, this is the time and place!





Artists Association of Jupiter


A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center Street Suite 8 Jupiter, FL 33458






2nd Annual Plein Air Event




The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales benefiting different local charities.



Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

For more information on these event call or email the Gallery at 561-747-2024 or austinartglass@bellsouth.net




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You’re Invited to Plein Air Paint in Maine!

Join Ted Matz, Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter for his Plein Air Painting Workshop for seven days in Southwest Harbor, Maine. This will be a small group that will experience all that Maine and Acadia National Park have to offer with an eye for color, texture, and natural beauty.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  




Lighthouse ArtCenter


Invites You to



Plein Air Paint in Maine

with Ted Matz


August 24 – 30, 2014




Matz Maine 2014 trifold brochure - 2 pages




Step back in time at the historical Claremont hotel nestled in the fragrant pine trees of coastal Maine. This charming small hotel overlooks the scenic Somes Sound in Southwest Harbor on Mt. Desert Island, 30 minutes from Bar Harbor, and just 70 miles east of Bangor airport. Famous for Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island offers something for everyone.


Croquet at Claremont Hotel (Photo by Bridget Brown)

Croquet at Claremont Hotel (Photo by Bridget Brown)



For the artist, there are spectacular vistas to capture at every turn.


Downtown Bar Harbor

Downtown Bar Harbor


For the golfer, there is Kebo Valley Golf Club.

Kebo Valley Golf Club (Photo Courtesy of KVGC)

Kebo Valley Golf Club (Photo Courtesy of KVGC)


 For the naturalist, there are hiking trails that ramble along flowing streams and the ocean.


Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor



The island has an expansive sandy beach adjacent to a jagged coastline where visitors marvel at the raging surf spewing water up into a deep cavern called the “Blow Hole.” Rise early one morning for sunrise at the top of Cadillac Mountain to view the first place the sun touches in the United States. Or, spend the day in the seaside town of Bar Harbor shopping and enjoying the numerous art galleries.


Space is limited!  The workshop is sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL (561) 748-8737 LighthouseArts.org


Proceeds partially benefit the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and the donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 


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Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa Plus Scholarship Winners

The final meeting of their season, the Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation/demonstration by Plein Air artist, Ralph Papa.   In addition, the WAS Scholarships will be awarded.  The public is welcome to attend. The Rickie Report reminds artists that this is a outstanding opportunity to network!  We share the details here.





Wellington Art Society


Invites You


Wednesday, May 14th

    6:30-9:00 pm



Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL



The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The last meeting of our season will feature our WAS Scholarship Awards Presentation  along with a presentation/demo by guest Plein Aire Artist Ralph Papa.
The WAS Meeting social time will begin at  6:30 with time to meet the Scholarship Awards Student recipients, their parents and siblings,during our WAS Scholarship Award Reception.  Students will show examples of their work and talk with WAS members about their art and  future plans.  At 7:00 pm, we will award 5 WAS $1000.00 Scholarships  to  5 local High School Students.


This year’s recipients are:   Raymond Burks (Suncoast High School), Isabella Pezzulo (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Arnauld Sylvain (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Laura Gordon (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Oliver Pennanen (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).


This will be followed by our WAS Member Spotlight,Fabulous Raffle, Announcements, and our guest Artist- Ralph Papa and his En Plein Air Presentation at 7:30-8:30.



Ralph Papa's Gallery

Ralph Papa’s Gallery


Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and at the Art Students League. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings.


Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)



Many of his studio works are larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Beginning in the mid 1980’s, he painted on-location in New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Palm Beach County Florida.



"Bennys on the Beach" by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

“Bennys on the Beach” by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)


The subjects of his paintings are often from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. Most recent works are plein air landscapes and studio paintings of imaginative compositions that visually link him with artists he very much admires.



"Montauk Bluffs" by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

“Montauk Bluffs” by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)



Papa teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of ‘Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach’. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada and can be seen in galleries in Boynton and in Delray Beach at his studio, the Artists’ Guild Gallery and on his website at www.papagallery.com.


"Sunrise" by Ralph Papa - on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

“Sunrise” by Ralph Papa – on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)


As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.


Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great  opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.


The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.




Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.




WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .


Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.



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From Paddle Boards to Easels: Meet Lighthouse ArtCenter’s New Art School Director Cynthia Trone

Cynthia Trone is a familiar face at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the surrounding region.  She is well known for her creative environmental activism.  The Rickie Report met with Cynthia, the new Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s School of Art. Here, she talks about how she transitioned from paddle boards to easels and about her goals for the School of Art.  









Lighthouse ArtCenter  Names



Cynthia Trone


Director for School of Art




Cynthia Trone

Cynthia Trone


The Lighthouse ArtCenter has named Cynthia Trone director of its School of Art.  “New leadership means new opportunities to grow,” said Katie Deits, Executive Director of the Tequesta museum and art school, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Cynthia joined the staff of the Lighthouse ArtCenter in April, 2013, as Executive Assistant to Katie Deits. 



TRR: Please tell us about your background



I graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.  I’m a Jersey girl who was raised with Manhattan in her backyard.  Then I spent my 20’s and early 30’s on the coast of Maine. I raised my three children in Burlington, Vt., and moved to Tequesta in 2005.  I am an artist who loves photography and  writing. 



Jupiter Pointe Paddle Board

Jupiter Pointe Paddle Board

TRR:  Your previous experiences with environmental activism include creating platforms as educational elements for all ages.


I managed Jupiter Outdoor Center and Jupiter Pointe Paddling for six years and taught thousands of people the simple pleasure of “the glide”.  Before paddle boarding became popular, I was helping lead ecotours and teaching children and adults yoga on paddle boards!



Justin Riney, Mother Ocean

Justin Riney, Mother Ocean



I am the Operations Director of Mother Ocean and volunteer Project Lead for Expedition Florida 500, a statewide conservation effort.   I grew up inspired by the sea, have a deep love of the outdoors and feel community is important.  The Mother Ocean project has been a great opportunity to bring non-profits and communities together on a State level.  It is exciting to be part of this movement, as Justin Riney brings awareness of the importance of our waterways to all parts of Florida!





TRR: How does that translate to the arts?


It was thrilling to be part of the recent Arts & Conservation Summit held in Vero Beach, FL this past January.  What a phenomenal opportunity to show how using the arts to express and embrace nature, we can protect what we love!  This is a collaboration to make the world a better place and to teach future generations!





TRR:  Which brings us to your role at the Lighthouse ArtCenter



Lighthouse ArtCenter is a place that is nurturing…a safe place to try new things…to breath in the creative air and to connect with the community.   The School of Art offers eight-week sessions as well as one, two, or three-day workshops.  They are the perfect occasion to try a new medium without making an 8 week commitment.  



Jewelry with Tracey Roedl

Jewelry with Tracey Roedl



The School encompasses classes and workshops for young children, teens and adults.  There are day and evening offerings, where you can explore painting with acrylic, oil or watercolor.  You can learn new photography techniques or create decorative/functional items with fused glass. Learn how to create your own jewelry pieces or gain skills in the newest trend such a encaustic painting ( using wax and collage techniques).  We have the largest kiln facility in the area, with 10 pottery wheels and 6 kilns, so ceramics is a big interest here.



Ceramics with Cara McKinley


Katie Diets shares, ” Over the past year, Ms. Trone has proven her leadership abilities, first as executive assistant and now as director of the school. She also will oversee the ArtCenter’s summer camp programs.  Ms. Trone is responsible for management of the Center’s marketing, community outreach, as well as donor development, grants management and fundraising.It’s something that comes naturally for her.  We look forward to Cynthia guiding some of our relationships with other local organizations by integrating environmental themes in the art projects our students create.”


Sculpture with Eduardo Gomez

Sculpture with Eduardo Gomez



TRR:  You have an exceptional faculty.  How does an artist approach LAC to be included?




I celebrate our faculty as well as our supportive Board. Our goal is to forge connections between the community, our exhibits, receptions and classes. Interested artists should email me and send an overview of jpegs of their work.  We are always recruiting.  Include your: medium, availability (day, evening, weekend), length of lessons ( 8 week class or 1,2,3 day workshop), preferred ages of students (young children, youth, adult), a brief resume and some references.  



Art Camp

Art Camp


Our new Session begins April 28 for 6 weeks, followed by a 10 week Summer Session starting June 9th.  There are limited classes during the day in the summer due to summer camp activities from 9 am – 3 pm, but we still have evening and weekend sessions. We’re already planning our Early Fall Session which begins September 8th.


“I invite everyone to stop by the School of Art, see what we do, then enroll in a class,” Ms. Trone said.   The School of Art is around the corner from the museum, at 95 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Call (561) 748-8737




The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.



For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Admission is free on Saturday. Closed Sunday.



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Patricia Maguire, the Artist Behind The Scene of 2014’s “Savor the Avenue”

Patricia Maguire’s painting was chosen by the Delray Downtown Development Authority as the official poster for 2014 “Savor The Avenue” celebration on March 27th.  The goal of Savor the Avenue is to showcase Downtown Delray Beach’s diverse collection of restaurants in a fun and unique way – one of the nation’s longest dining tables on one street!  All proceeds from the sale of Patricia’s poster and the original painting will go toward building the Delray Beach Pavilion.  The Rickie Report is pleased to introduce you to Patricia’s colorful and insightful work!  



Meeting Patricia Maguire


"Delray Image" by Patricia Maguire

“Delray Image” by Patricia Maguire



Patricia Maguire has been painting in Palm Beach county for 30 years.  “Delray Image” captures the essence of Delray Beach’s “Savor The Avenue” celebrations with vibrant colors.  All proceeds from the sale of her posters and the original painting will go toward the building of the Delray Beach Pavilion which is part of the beach beautification effort.  For more information about Savor the Avenue please contact The Downtown Development Authority at 561-243-1077.




“Grace” by Patricia Maguire



Patricia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” I consider myself fortunate to have learned about art from some very good teachers, beginning with the classical masters at museums and galleries in Buenos Aires as a child. Later, while living in Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, I was exposed to modern and vibrant art everywhere I turned”. 


"Amor Loco" by Patricia Maguire

“Amor Loco” by Patricia Maguire



We can see that Patricia has the ability to capture not only the natural beauty of a scene, but also its emotion. Her formal art education began at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and continued with some Master level classes at Syracuse University. She also holds an MBA from FAU.


Patricia Maguire

Patricia Maguire, plein air painting at Jupiter Lighthouse

“South Florida has been my home now for over 30 years. I am the recipient of numerous awards for my oil, acrylic and enamel paintings and my work has been exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach  and other art venues throughout South Florida. My paintings hang in galleries in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale , New York, Cleveland, as well as in private and corporate collections in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and throughout the USA”, she tells us.


"Evening Stroll" by Patricia Maguire

“Evening Stroll” by Patricia Maguire



Patricia’s paintings reflect her passion to capture light and shadows.  She teaches at the Delray Beach Center For The Arts and is a Signature Member of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Delray Art League, the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), The American Society of Impressionist Painters. Patricia is also the founder of the Florida ‘Scape Artists.  Beyond the beauty of South Florida, she sketches and takes photographs for later reference wherever she travels. 


"View From Chair 17" by Patricia Maguire

“View From Chair 17” by Patricia Maguire


Patricia’s recent exhibition highlights include: Art Expo New York 2013, Red Dot Miami 2012 and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild Biennial Show 2011.  When not on location, she paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.


"A Bridge in Florence"

“A Bridge in Florence” by Patricia Maguire


Patricia Maguire’s artwork has been included in numerous Publications, including:  Explore Palm Beach (Issue 1, 2013, Cover Photo),  Travel Host Magazine ( Spring 2013, page 32, Full page article),  Our Art, 2013 – Boca Raton Museum of Art (ISBN 978-1-4675-5749-8  page 50),  The Artist Showcase (Winter 2012, page 98, Full page article),  The Artist Showcase ( Fall 2012, pages 64-65 ),  Florida ‘Scape Artists  – A Collection Of  Plein Air Paintings (2011),  Art & Culture Magazine (Spring 2011 “Boca Bacchanal Art Competition Winner”, page 73),  Atlantic Ave Magazine (June 2011 “First Avenue Studio – Work In Progress”  page 90),  www.atlanticavemagazine.com and  A World Of Artists – Michael Joseph Publishing – 2010, page 99.


"Morning Breeze" by Patricia Maguire

“Morning Breeze” by Patricia Maguire



For more information about Patricia Maguire’s paintings or classes  please call 561-716-5686.  Please visit  www.patimaguire.com     or   www.facebook.com/patimaguirespaintings   or Fineartamerica.com/profiles/Patricia-Maguire.html



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