Free Admission And Parking For Wellington Art Fest On The Green Offering Fine Art, Fine Crafts And Activities

The 11th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society brings new artists, both nationally acclaimed and local. Everyone is invited to stop by on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th. The show’s profits  go to the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Programs. Art Fest on the Green features artists, live music, demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater. The Rickie Report shares the details.











11th Annual Art Fest on the Green in Wellington


Saturday, January 28  9am-5pm

Sunday,  January 29 10am – 4pm

Wellington Amphitheater

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL







This juried fine art and fine craft show will feature artists from around the country showing their original artwork across many mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, leather, glass, mixed media, and photography. Many artists will be working on site. The juried fine artists participating in the festival were chosen for their creativity, mastery of the technique, and degree of excellence. Also, this year several artists will be presenting their latest art works exclusively at the Show, offering originals and limited editions for sale.



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Painting by Len Jagoda


Len Jagoda, elected member of the American Artists Professional League and Juried member of the American Academy of Equine Artists, will unveil his recently completed commissioned painting of “American Pharaoh “’




WASArt Fest Powell- OZ

Raku Vessel by Barbara Powell





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Painting by Deborah LaFogg



Deborah La Fogg, award winning nature/animal artist recently won Best in Show at the National Park Art Exhibition and awards at the 16th annual Pastel 100 Competition. The artist will present her most recent work ” Three Amigos”.


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Cherry Amber Pendant by Cahue


Illustrator, educator, and award winning artist and top Art Show favorite, Laurie Snow Hein will feature her most recent oil paintings of the Southern Landscape-alive with sparkling light and vibrant color. Laurie’s work is published and licensed worldwide.



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Loopy Sculpture by Sorge



Children will have a great time creating their own work of art to take home at the Children’s Art Activity Tent. Live acoustic music featuring everyone’s favorite tunes will be performed by Bobby G. and his musician friends during the Show. Food trucks will be on site offering a variety of delicious food.


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“Many Waters” 3D artwork by Lynn Doyle




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The Wellington Art Society, a 501 c3 charitable organization, has over 100 members- artists and art enthusiasts. WAS provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art. Proceeds from Art Fest help fund the Wellington Art Society’s scholarship awards program and other art outreach programs.





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Save The Date! Shop ‘Til You Drop Event Benefits Natural Science Education Program Through Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

Shop ‘Til You Drop is THE Shopping Event of the Season! The Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park will host its 5th Annual Shop ‘Til You Drop event on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at The Country Club at Mirasol. Attendees will shop top fashion, accessories and home décor while sipping on complimentary mimosas and enjoying a beautiful buffet lunch.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Support this FUNdraiser which underwrites the Natural Science Education Programs, providing free, hands-on field experiences to over 5000 Palm Beach County Students annually!






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December 10, 2016

10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Call to Make Your Reservation:


Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

561-776-7449 Ext 111





MacArthur Educators And Students –  This Is Why We Fundraise!


“We are looking forward to another great event” says event chairs Michael and Margot Brozost. “We have invited back many of the amazing vendors from last year and have found several new ones to create an exciting event at which our guests can find the perfect gift for everyone on their shopping list,” they add.







“Last year’s event was a huge success, raising funds to benefit the Natural Science Education Program, which provides free, hands-on field experiences to over 5000 Palm Beach County Students annually. We are grateful for the support we receive not only from our sponsors, but our friends and the community,” says Executive Director of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, Cheryl Houghtelin.




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Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park in a non-profit corporation with a mission of generating supplemental resources to preserve restore and interpret the natural and cultural assets of the Park for present and future generations.



Patty Lipscomb Jewelry



John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Palm Beach County’s only state park, is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The Park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and contains four different communities or habitats including seven species of plants and twenty-two species of animals on the endangered or threatened list. MacArthur Beach is truly an “Island in Time.”



Gretchen Scott



About MacArthur Beach State Park:


Exploring almost two miles of pristine beach and swimming, snorkeling and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic are only the beginning of the fun you can have at the Park.  Other amenities include the Nature & Welcome Center, Beach Outfitters Gift Shop, Kayak Rentals, a children’s playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities.You might want to take advantage of the many Special Events offered in the Park throughout the year: children’s programs, guided adventures, recreational skills lessons, MacArthur Under Moonlight concerts, Summer Camps, and Blue Grass concerts.  







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15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival Offers Holiday Shoppers And Craft Enthusiasts A Stress-Free Venue At The Ocean

The 15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival takes place on November 12th and 13th. Shop handcrafted leather goods, paintings, photography, personalized products, glassworks, and much more– all made in The USA! A Palm Beach favorite, this craft festival is not to be missed! Stroll along the scenic A1A in Juno Beach and shop handmade fine crafts that suit every budget, while visiting with some of the nation’s best crafters. Get a jump start on holiday gifts at this fabulous Free event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and features Lonee Cataldo (Candles), Suzanne Connors (Fiber Art), Anthony Gargiulo (Sculpture) and Sarah LaPierre (Painting and Wearable Art).



15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean

Saturday, November 12


Sunday, November 13

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address:

14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408



Free and open to the public     561-746-6155

Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club









Suzanne Connors

I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. After trying many different mediums, I always return to fiber and textile art.  As a seamstress and a designer, textiles have always intrigued me; especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.


Hand Dyed One of A Kind Scarf by Susan Connors


What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations and patterns that are only revealed at the final step. The magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes!  It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! Like opening a Christmas Gift! Another thing I love about fiber is that there are no “mistakes”!  It is just like life; everything is always subject to change, and the mistakes lead to growth in my art.  The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I typically use African Adinka symbols as inspirations in my batik prints and create my own stamps.  I am always learning new techniques and experimenting with them. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!









Sarah LaPierre



Thick paint is a collection of work created by award winning artist Sarah LaPierre. Palette knives and heavy bodied acrylic paints provide the full textures and vibrant colors that are characteristics of her style. Sarah gains her inspiration from the beautiful sceneries throughout her home state of Florida, with special focus skyward. Her late father, artist Joseph LaPierre remains the strongest influence in her creative ventures.



Painting by Sarah LaPierre



Sarah’s artwork can be found globally in the homes of her many patrons, brightening the walls of professional offices and businesses, as well as locally through gallery events and showcases at fine arts festivals throughout south Florida.  Sarah’s wearable art and high end fashions were recently seen on the runway in New York City.






Anthony Gargiulo


Anthony Gargiulo has been making sculptures for many years, mostly birds of Florida. His sculptures include egrets, herons, sandhill cranes, shore birds and many others.  They are made for outdoor display using composite materials,  wood or metal. Special requests for positions or size are welcomed.  Mock-ups are made for customer approval before the finished sculpture is made.


Sculpture by Anthony Garguilo





Lonee Cataldo



Blue Flame Candles are handmade with meticulous attention to every detail. We use a soy-blend wax, cotton wicks and no added dye. What sets Blue Flame apart from other candles is exceptional fragrance. Being true luxury candles, they have amazing fragrance throw and a slow, beautiful, complete burn.  Being a connoisseur of richly fragrant luxury candles and getting tired of paying exorbitant prices for them, I set out to learn how to create them. It took a great amount of work, many months of research, and hours of daily testing before my benchmark of product excellence was achieved.



Handmade Blue Flame Candles by Lonee Cataldo



In October 2009 Blue Flame Candles was born. Today, Blue Flame is a true family run company. My daughter Madylyn does the pouring, while I do the labeling and all other tasks related to running Blue Flame.  We continue to test new waxes and oils to maintain the standard of superior quality that Blue Flame clients appreciate and expect.  I exhibit at art & craft shows throughout Florida from Oct. thru May. During the hot summer months, I’ll be in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. 








About American Craft Endeavors:


American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For additional information on the 15th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean or other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country:








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