Creek District Opens Applications: “Creek District Sidewalk Mosaic Program” Work With Mosaic Masters Corina Pelloni And Diane Concepcion To Bring Your Design To A Sidewalk In Stuart, FL

The Creek District of Arts & Entertainment in Stuart, FL. announces a new Public Art venture: Creek District Sidewalk Mosaic Program bringing original mosaic designs to the local sidewalks in the area!  Corina Pelloni and Diane Concepcion will work with the winners at the MissingArt Studio in Stuart.  This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to learn mosaic techniques if you are a beginner, or hone your skills if you are a seasoned artist. Applicants can reside outside of Martin County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the first two mosaics to be installed in 2022. Applications are open NOW!

 

 

The Creek District

This program, headed by Corina Pelloni with the expert council of mosaic artist Diane Concepcion for the Creek District of Arts and Entertainment, will be facilitated by the Creek District Board of Directors and the City of Stuart CRA. Women Supporting the Arts awarded the project funds for start-up expenses, and fundraising will support the ongoing efforts and the expansion of the program. Twenty mosaic locations are tentatively scheduled over the next four years. Each is a special opportunity for local creativity and engagement. The first two mosaics will be created by Diane and Corina to be installed in January and February.

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

 

Diane Concepcion’s mosaic will be installed on Colorado Avenue, Stuart, FL. near the 555 Building. 

 

 

Mosaic Artist Diane Concepcion

 

 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Corina Pelloni’s mosaic will be installed between ArtFarm and CoLab Farms at 100 SE MLK Blvd. Stuart, FL.

 

 

Mosaic Artist Corina Pelloni

 

 

 

 

EACH  MOSAIC  IS  A  SPECIAL  OPPORTUNITY

FOR   LOCAL

CREATIVITY   &   ENGAGEMENT

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

  • I’ve never done a mosaic before. Can I apply with my design?

It’s okay if you’ve never done mosaic art before! All the mosaics will be created in a supportive workshop environment and all materials and tools are included in the workshop.

 

  • Where will I create the actual mosaic?

Winners should prepare to spend time in the MissingArt studio at 901hub located at 901 SE Johnson Avenue  Stuart, FL 34994 with Diane and Corina.

 

  • Who can apply?

The contest is open to anyone 18 and up who can commit to attending the workshops and translating their design into wonderful mosaic artwork.

You do NOT have to be a resident of Martin County, Fl.

 

  • When should I submit my design?

 

Right Now! The first contest is open, so submit your best design concept.

 

  • What is the Deadline for applications?

 

January 21st – Deadline for design submissions!

 

  • How do I apply?

The first step will be to submit a design for consideration! The very first contest just opened today! It only costs $25 to submit your design concept by January 21st.

  • When will the winner be announced?
  • How will designs be selected?

 

 

From the entries, three finalists will be selected, and the winning design will be chosen by public vote. Campaigning is allowed!

 

 

Friday, February 18, 2022 – Contest winner will be declared!

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

THANK     YOU    TO    OUR    SUPPORTERS:

Women  Supporting  The  Arts

Martin   Arts

The Creek District

 

City of Stuart

 

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

 

 

Diane Concepcion

Website:    Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Instagram:  @pelican_central_mosaics

Facebook:  @PelicanCentral

 

 

Missing Art Space

Corina Pelloni

Website: https://missingart.space/

Instagram:  @missingArt.space

Facebook:  @missingArt.space

 

 

 

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

 

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Start Your New Traditions At Whitespace With Short Films, Special Art Exhibits And A Jewelry Sale

Start NEW TRADITIONS by visiting Whitespace The Mordes Collection for all of your gift needs. Enjoy the artwork, Short Film Collection by Isaac Julien, Special Exhibits by Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel and Penni Weinberg, PLUS a JEWELRY SALE from Cōlléct!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

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Caren Hackman Takes Us On A Behind-The-Scenes Tour With Norton Museum Docent Jo-Anne Weingarden

The Rickie Report takes you behind the scenes into the life of a museum docent with Jo-Anne Weingarden.  We thank Caren Hackman for interviewing Jo-Anne and taking some photos at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL.  While her path was not straightforward, we wend our way into a deeper understanding of what it means to lead a group into the vast collection of art and special exhibits.  Enjoy this interview and some peeks.

 

 

 

 

“What started as a journey to learn more about art for her personal purchase became a passion that has never waned”.

 

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden at Olafur Eliasson’s Cosmic Gaze at the Norton Museum of Art

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden and her husband wanted to buy some artwork for their home, but they wanted to know exactly what they were buying; not just pieces that might match their sofa. To help with this purchase, the couple decided to take classes to learn more about art.  And so began a life’s journey that led Jo-Anne to a 40-year career as a docent, first at the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA), and now for the Norton Museum of Art. What started as a journey to learn more about art for her personal purchase became a passion that has never waned.

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Constantin Brancusi’s Mademoiselle Pogany at the Norton Museum

 

 

 

While taking classes, Jo-Anne was also facing being an empty-nester; as her youngest child headed off to college. That was when someone suggested she investigate becoming a docent. She ended up applying to the DIA, one of the largest art museums in the United States. Taking this chance led to 25 years of a wonderful and interesting volunteer experience. “The museum has an encyclopedic collection and when you walk past all the art history and textbooks, the walls became alive,” she said.

 

 

Becoming a docent isn’t a simple journey – it was two years of intensive study at the DIA. In addition, being a docent obviously required public speaking skills, of which Jo-Anne had a life-long fear. She was so shy that while working as a substitute teacher in previous years, “I would eat in my classroom rather than with the other teachers.”  But, in her evolution from mother and substitute teacher to docent, Jo-Anne conquered her shyness and has become a proficient speaker to art enthusiasts of all ages, from children through adults, to art newbies, to connoisseurs.

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Yinka Shonibare  “Le Meduse” at The Norton Museum

 

 

 

While JoAnn and her husband, Jerry, visited major international art galleries in earlier years, it was during her studies that she gained a true appreciation. “Our first trip to Italy was in 1969. We had been to the Prado and the Uffizi museums, but it’s one thing to walk through and only have your basic knowledge to relate to; it’s another to have a rich educational background when seeing the actual art again. Art is a product of the times and can be appreciated at all levels. It’s sort of like going to Disney World. There are so many levels to experience and enjoy”. 

 

 

“Learning is continuous for docents, especially when the museum hosts special exhibits or assimilates new work into the permanent collection”.

 

 

When the Weingardens moved to Palm Beach County from Detroit, a friend suggested Jo-Anne volunteer as a docent at the Norton Museum of Art. At the Norton, due to her past education and experience from the DIA, Jo-Anne was given permission to skip over some of the basics of art history and begin her new docent education of the Norton collections. Learning is continuous for docents, especially when the museum hosts special exhibits or assimilates new work into the permanent collection. However, even as a new docent, Jo-Anne feels that while the learning is very time consuming, “It is always extremely rewarding. You continue to learn as you attend classes with and guide a new group of docents through the process.” 

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Nosadella “Madonna and Child in Glory” at Norton Museum

 

 

JoAnn explained that the Norton’s docent training is ever-evolving and that Glenn Tomlinson, the curator of education, is a strong proponent of the inquiry method, which is based on a program developed by Philip Yenawine, creator of “Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS),” method of arts education.”  “When I started at the DIA, I was trained in the inquiry method, which was not really well-known at the time in the museum world. The inquiry method requires the docent to engage the group, not to lecture to them. You interact on all levels. Jo-Anne has mentored future docents with some of these same methods and techniques that she was previously taught.

 

 

 

“The inquiry method requires the docent to engage the group, not to lecture to them. You interact on all levels. Visiting a museum involves more of a conversation between visitor and artwork”.

 

 

 

Visiting a museum involves more of a conversation between visitor and artwork. Using the VTS method, docents engage visitors. The docent introduction should be brief, then offer a relatable “hook” to help the visitor become more involved in the exhibit. “It’s our job to have the ideas and a list of possible questions to help visitors form their own responses, to interact and make each experience their own.”  Docents ask leading questions to spearhead into another question, such as, “What do you notice? What makes you say that? Who else thinks they see the same thing?”  Followed by, “What does that mean?”, or “Where did that person come from?”, or “Where do you think you could find that information?”  Optimally a docent would like each visitor to have at least three take-away concepts about a work of art.

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Jose Bedia’s “If Only I Could” At the Norton Museum

 

 

 

When a new exhibit is scheduled to be installed at the Norton Museum of Art, docents are offered an “avalanche” of material. They begin preparing for the new exhibit a week to several weeks before it even opens to the public. There’s no examination to pass, however preparation is intense, involving slide shows, written texts, discussions, walk-throughs with the show’s curator, the designer, or someone who is closely involved in the exhibition and knows it well. After reviewing all the documents and materials for the new exhibit, each docent personally creates a tour that maximizes his/her own talents but is not scripted. 

 

 

 

When Jo-Anne begins a tour, she assesses her group. Sometimes she is faced with blank disinterested looks but has always come up with an interesting starter or that “hook”. For example, when kicking off a DIA tour with a group of disinterested teens (arms crossed on their chests), JoAnn would ask, “How many of you have been to an auto show?” Most of the students would raise their hands. The question made them uncross their arms.” Then she would ask, “Did you like going to the auto show? If you do, why?” That would get students talking about the design of the cars, the paint colors, and which cars were more powerful. 

 

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Nick Cave’s “Sound Suit” at the Norton Museum

 

 

One very important thing Jo-Anne learned about working with students older than age 11 is to not single out any one student as a “teacher’s pet” after they give a correct answer. “I pose open-ended questions. I will repeat the answer as a confirmation that this person gave the answer, but I may not even look at them. Beyond fifth grade, students don’t want to be teacher’s pets”.

 

 

When JoAnn works in the portrait section of the museum, she asks visitors to imagine that each portrait is a person they are meeting for the very first time. The portrait subject cannot speak directly to the museum visitor, so the visitor must use their power of observation to connect and learn about the picture. JoAnn asks about attributes such as hair, stature, clothing, fit and style and accessories, as well as the individual’s expression and surroundings. All these clues will give information about the portrait sitter.

 

 

Some of the highlights of Jo-Anne’s docent career occurred when she was least expecting them.

The following stand out in her memory: 

 

  • “I was on my way to do a tour that I really didn’t want to do. All the way driving there I thought, why am I doing this? They were preschoolers, and I thought this is not what I really had in mind when I became a docent. When I got to the museum, the teacher asked me if I had ever worked with “special children” before.

 

 

To me all children are special. I wasn’t exactly sure what she meant, just that the group would be a little smaller and the teacher instructed me to talk to them a little bit differently.”  As Jo-Anne began the tour, the group of preschoolers, teachers, students, and aids all held hands. Jo-Anne held the hand of a little boy who seemed to be shaking. As the group discussed pieces of artwork, the little boy continued to hold her hand. He remained silent, as the other children became engaged.

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with Joan Miro’s “Woman Bird and Star” at the Norton Museum

 

In highlighting a particular Matisse artwork, Jo-Anne asked the same group to take out magic invisible scissors and see if they could cut out the shapes from the paintings. Her young companion holding her hand just looked and half smiled. When she took the group into the German expressionist gallery, she requested the group “…become that sculpture. See if you can pose just like that.” It was then that the little boy let go of her hand, walked over with the other children, and got into a semi-pose. He smiled, then came back to hold her hand. When the tour was over, the little boy’s teacher told Jo-Anne that the boy had never responded to any command or any direction in the entire time that he had been with the school. That was the first time they saw him actively participate. 

 

 

 

Jo-Anne Weingarden with James Chapin’s “Ruby Green Singing” at The Norton Museum

 

 

  • Jo-Anne and her husband enjoy traveling throughout Italy and like to be educated as much as possible before their trips. In Detroit while taking an Italian class, a fellow student, a woman in her 80’s who knew Jo-Anne was a docent at the DIA, invited them to study with her. Eventually the woman mentioned her parents had been patrons of the museum and asked if JoAnn would give her and an out-of-town visitor a personal tour. Jo-Anne was prepared to show her many sections of the museum when the woman surprised Jo-Anne by asking to visit the DIA library. “The DIA library is a fabulous place with sculptural busts all along the aisles between the bookcases and large tables to sit down and study the books and sculptures. As we were walking, the older woman was caressing the sculptures, something not allowed in the museum. I saw the librarian and thought I should let the librarian tell her she can’t touch the sculptures. Imagine my surprise when she introduced me to the bust of her mother!”  

 

Jo-Anne continues to give tours at the Norton. She loves to be asked interesting questions and hear different perspectives about the museum’s art exhibits. 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this interview please contact:

 

Locally, Caren is well-known for her tireless dedication to numerous community projects, including founding the City of Palm Beach Gardens GardensArt program and illustrating the life of George Morikami for the Morikami Museum. Her task force and committee contributions, to name just a few, include the Norton Museum of Art, ArtServe, Armory Art Center, Boys and Girls Club Gators Galore, SunFest, and Palm Beach Community College Campus Art Gallery and founding Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

For more information about Caren’s artwork:

https://yogapainter.com

https://carenhackman.com

https://www.facebook.com/myyogapainter/

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Celebrates Everything Art December 18 & 19 At The Big Apple Bazaar Plus “Art & Jazz” December 22 In Pineapple Grove. Free Admission. Save The Date For Delray TriBeca Festival January 15 & 16

Delray Beach continues to grow its art scene! Delray Art League (DAL) exhibits now include all mediums of art. The third weekend of every month (December 18 & 19) at The Big Apple Bazaar on Atlantic Avenue has morphed into a large art mecca. DAL welcomes new mediums of artwork, new members, and non-members to participate. Free admission and parking. No tent set-up for artists! Stop by the Pineapple Grove Arts District on Wednesday, December 22 for ART & JAZZ!  Mark your calendars for the upcoming Delray TriBeca Festival celebrating Art, Music, Food & Shopping on Saturday, January 15 and Sunday, January 16. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to sign up now!  

 

DELRAY    ART    LEAGUE    INVITES   YOU   TO:

 

 

“ARTSCAPE     IN      THE      CITY”

 

 

 

IN    PALM    BEACH    COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET   MORE   INFO   HERE

 

 

  • Clay ( ceramics)

  • Crafts (Handmade items, quilts, etc. as applied)

  • Drawing

  • Fashion ( original art on fabric, leather, etc.)

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Multi Media ( video, MPEG3, MPEG4)

  • Photography ( digital print, canvas)

  • Sculpture (stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • 2 Dimensional Art (acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage)

 

 

“Artscape in the City” runs rain or shine

 NOW thru May ’22 

 

 

 

The shows are open to both members and non-members and offer artists significant benefits: lower application and booth fees, great exposure at a highly visible location right on Atlantic Avenue with plenty of free parking and food trucks. Artists’ 10 x 10 booth space is available for indoor and outdoor shows.

 

GET   MORE   INFO   HERE

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2021

 

 

 

 

Art & Jazz On The Avenue

6   to   9 PM

Pineapple   Grove   Arts   District

NE   2nd   Avenue

Downtown   Delray   Beach

 

 

 

 

There will be art, music and dancin’ in the streets of Delray Beach on Wednesday evening December 22nd as the Delray Art League joins with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations in Delray Beach this year. It all takes place on NE 2nd Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach in December as the Pineapple Grove Arts District is transformed into a Jazz block party.

 

 


 

Come and see an exposition of photographic and painted art on display from local artists. The streets will be closed to neighborhood traffic and the subtle notes of melodic Jazz will float through the air along with the aroma and tastes of Delray’s finest restaurants for Art & Jazz on the Avenue with a Holiday Flair!

 

 

 

 

In support of downtown merchants and restaurants, Delray Beach will reimagine the Art & Jazz Program for 2021. This new Holiday Art & Jazz themed evening will be located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District. NE 2nd Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach in December. We will welcome guests to stroll the neighborhood enjoying live entertainment, performance artists, Delray Art League photography and painting exhibitions and dining in any of the many great restaurants.

 

 

Coming in January :

https://www.DelrayTribecaFestival.com

Food, Art, Music… fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, a landmark for thirty years, has designed “Little Soho” Art Colony with a New York City flair, is now renting beautifully designed 10 x 10 units for both studio and gallery retail space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“LITTLE  SOHO”  DETAILS  CLICK  HERE

 

 

 

 

DELRAY      ART      LEAGUE:

 

 


 

Delray Art League Meetups

Join our Free Meetup group at MeetUp.com for more exciting events and meet fellow artists at any one of our events and Artist Coffee and Art Conversation meetups.

Meetup RSVP  Art & Jazz on the Avenue

Meetup RSVP Artist Coffee and Art Conversation

 

The Delray Art League is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization with over 50 years of community involvement in Palm Beach County. This year a new schedule of exciting art shows at the Big Apple will benefit and support our non-profit partners, Twin Palms for the Disabled, Palm Beach Habilitation Center and Fuller Center.

 

 

 

 

 

Spread the word! 

Come and enjoy the events and participate in the spirit of doing good in our community!

 

 

 

About Delray Art League:

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April from 6:45 –  8:00 pm.  Please check for location .

 

For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Invites Public To “Season Of Joy” And “Wonder Of Art” Exhibits December 7 And General Meeting Featuring Manon Sander On December 8

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features two new art exhibitions: “Season of Joy” (at Wellington City Hall) and “Wonder of Art” (at Wellington Community Center). The public is invited to the Opening Reception and sale on Tuesday, December 7.  Two venues – one great night!  The public is invited oWednesday, December 8 to the general meeting of WAS at the Wellington Community Center. Renown modern impressionist artist, Manon Sander will present, “Ways to Make your Focal Point Pop”.  Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. Proceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

ONE    RECEPTION   /   TWO    VENUES:

 

 

CITY   HALL   &   COMMUNITY   CENTER  

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

 

 

5:00 – 7:00  PM

 

 

Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to announce two new art exhibitions: “Season of Joy” and “Wonder of Art”. The public is invited to the opening reception and sale for both exhibitions on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 pm. “Season of Joy” will be at Wellington City Hall and “Wonders of Art” will be at the Wellington Community Center. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists, vote for your favorite artwork and see a live demo. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. Gift items featuring Wellington Art Society members’ artwork will be available for purchase during the reception. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

The 19 artists that will be exhibiting are: 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Gail Birs ⋅ Betty Brodie ⋅ Neil Byrden ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Yolanda Franco ⋅ Audrey Freedman ⋅ Carol India ⋅ Rachel Laub ⋅ Susan Mosely ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Leslie Pfeiffer ⋅ Janine Sabinsky ⋅ Vasantha Siva ⋅ Cindy Taylor ⋅ Elaine Weber ⋅ Jean Williard ⋅ Tammy Wolfson ⋅ Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

Both art exhibits will be open daily to the public throughout the holiday season. “Season of Joy” runs from November 16, 2021 until March 15, 2022 at Wellington City Hall. “Wonders of Art” will run from November 30, 2021 to February 15, 2022 at the Wellington Community Center.

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 8, 2021

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

M  A  N  O  N         S  A  N  D  E  R

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

 

Manon Sander

 

The Art Society is thrilled to have Manon Sander as their guest speaker for this meeting. Manon, born and raised in Berlin, Germany, holds an MBA, and began her career in finance, but always pursued creative outlets such as mosaics and jewelry making in her free time. She moved with her husband to the United States in 1995 and started a family. Since her banking career was at a natural pause, she began to follow her passion for art. She spent the next decade attending workshops, an atelier, and learning from well-known impressionists, developing her own contemporary, recognizable style. Manon says that, while the subject of a painting is inspiring, “it is to me of greater importance to capture the effect of light on a subject and the feeling it evokes as I put down my impressions in interesting patterns, luminous color, and juicy brush strokes”.

 

 

 

“Full Immersion” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

Today Manon has made a name for herself with nationally recognized shows, awards and teaching engagements. She recently placed 3rd in the overall competition at Sedona Paint Out as well as 3rd in the quick draw competition and was awarded lifelong signature status this year by the reputable National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society.  

 

 

 

“Falling For You” by Manon Sander

 

 

Manon’s work can be seen at Contemporary Art on Park in Winter Park, FL, as well as at Lost Art Gallery in St. Augustine, FL, and the Village Art Studios in Tequesta, FL. She also is participating in the Faculty Exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL which runs until December 11th. 

 

 

“Kaleidoscope” by Manon Sander

 

 

Manon teaches a weekly plein air class through the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta and occasionally offers Zoom online workshops. She will hold a two-day studio workshop on Amelia Island on January 28-29. Manon also enjoys organizing artist retreats and workshops such as her Tuscany Retreat next spring, and Vermont and Santa Fe in the Fall. She loves planning it down to the smallest detail to make it a fantastic experience for everyone who travels with her. For more information about her newest projects, calendar of events, classes and trips and to subscribe to her newsletter, visit her website www.ManonSander.com. Follow her on social media @ManonSander. 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.  

 

 

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Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach Features Holiday Event Sunday, November 21. All Jewelry Creations By Rickie Leiter 25% Off Sale

Preceding and during the initial birth of The Rickie Report, Rickie Leiter created one-of-a-kind jewelry creations!  She purchased beads and focal objects during her travels around the globe. Rickie was a featured artist at a wearable art boutique in her native MA, and was represented at the Norton Museum of Art Gift Shop, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, Artisans On The Avenue and at Gallery Five in Tequesta.  Rickie is currently selling her jewelry at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  All of her jewelry will be ON SALE for 25% off at the upcoming Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 21.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, rentals:

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

Betty Wilson        561-762-8162

 

www.thecraftgallery.net

 

 

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Saint Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Ongoing Clyde Butcher Exhibit, Plein Air Painting, Art Walk And More Upcoming Events

Don’t miss the many opportunities that the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is offering now and planning for in the future! Renown photographer, Clyde Butcher’s “The Living Waters and Florida Landscape Exhibit” and the Smithsonian WaterWays Exhibit are both at the MidFlorida Event Center NOW through December 23, 2021. Plein Air painting, an Art Walk, and a new ZAM Fest ( Zen, Arts, Music) are all on the calendar!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

Clyde    Butcher    Photography    Exhibit

 

&

 

Smithsonian    Waterways    Exhibit 

 

 

NOW through December 23, 2021

 

 

MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place       Port St. Lucie, FL

 

 

Clyde Butcher’s ongoing exhibition, Living Waters and the Florida Landscape features 29 of Butcher’s black and white, large-format breathtaking photographs. He composes his work throughout the US and helps the public experience scenes out of reach and untouched. Butcher has been called the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine, awarded as a humanitarian for acting for the betterment of his community and recognized as a conservationist for bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness through his art.

 

 

 

 

The Living Waters and the Florida Landscape is a traveling exhibition by the Aquatic Preserve Society. Butcher, a longtime, devoted supporter of environmental causes, donated the photographs to the Aquatic Preserve Program in 2000. This gallery is a collaborative effort with the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, the Aquatic Preserve Society, the Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves, and the Friends of Spoil Islands.

 

 

Water/Ways, a partnership with Florida Humanities, the Smithsonian Institute, and the City of Port St. Lucie is presented as a part of the Museum on Main Street program, a national, state, and local partnership to bring exhibitions to local cultural organizations. The exhibition explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ZAM     Fest     Committee     Meeting

 

 

Tuesday, November 16        5:30

Cultural   Alliance   Gallery   or   online

 

 

We invite you to be a part of the creative force planning the festivities and activities. Join us on November 16 at 5:30 at the Cultural Alliance Gallery or online to learn more about the festival and how you can play an essential part as a committee member.

Based on the success of our inaugural Treasure Coast Arts and Mindfulness Fest, our artistic zen celebration is expanding to include music. We are thrilled to announce that the Fest returns as ZAM Fest (Zen, Arts, Music) on April 23 & 24, 2022.

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DON’T      FORGET  !!!

 

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Launches “Artscape In The City” And “Little Soho” With Indoor And Outdoor Venues. Call For Artists Includes Non-Members And New Categories Of 2D and 3D Artworks. Public invited Every 3rd Weekend To Free Event

The Delray Art League (DAL) launches “Artscape In The City” and “Little Soho”, the coolest indoor and outdoor art show in Palm Beach County, the third weekend of every month!  The Big Apple Bazaar on Atlantic Avenue has morphed into a large art mecca.  DAL welcomes new mediums of artwork, new members, and non-members to participate. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to sign up now!  Admission and parking are free for art lovers, spectators, browsers, their family and guests!  ARTISTS: Indoor spaces = no tent set up!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    ART    LEAGUE    LAUNCHES

 

 

“ARTSCAPE     IN      THE      CITY”

 

 

THE    COOLEST    INDOOR    AND    OUTDOOR

 

ART     SHOW

 

IN    PALM    BEACH    COUNTY

 

 

 

 

   3rd    WEEKEND    OF    EACH    MONTH

 

 

 

 

 

  • Clay ( ceramics)

  • Crafts (Handmade items, quilts, etc. as applied)

  • Drawing

  • Fashion ( original art on fabric, leather, etc.)

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Multi Media ( video, MPEG3, MPEG4)

  • Photography ( digital print, canvas)

  • Sculpture (stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • 2 Dimensional Art (acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage)

“Artscape in the City” runs rain or shine,  October to May ’22 

 

 

 

The shows are open to both members and non-members and offer artists significant benefits: lower application and booth fees, great exposure at a highly visible location right on Atlantic Avenue with plenty of free parking and food trucks. Artists’ 10 x 10 booth space is available for indoor and outdoor shows.

 

GET   MORE   INFO   HERE

 

 

 

 

 

The Delray Art League is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization with over 50 years of community involvement in Palm Beach County. This year a new schedule of exciting art shows at the Big Apple will benefit and support our non-profit partners, Twin Palms for the Disabled, Palm Beach Habilitation Center and Fuller Center.

 

 

 

 

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, a landmark for thirty years, has designed “Little Soho” Art Colony with a New York City flair, is now renting beautifully designed 10 x 10 units for both studio and gallery retail space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“LITTLE  SOHO”  DETAILS  CLICK  HERE

 

 

 

Spread the word! 

Come and enjoy the events and participate in the spirit of doing good in our community!

 

 

 

 

About Delray Art League:

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April from 6:45 –  8:00 pm.  Please check for location .

 

For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

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The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Presents The 2021 Prize Winners. Entire Exhibit Is Virtual And Free To Access. Support The Center For Great Apes

The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is thrilled to present the Prize Winners of the 9th Annual Online Contest.  The entry fees went directly to the Center for Great Apes and will support their work to give lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees in need. The Jury panel included: Hansen Mulford (Curator of Orlando Museum of Art), Bryan Pereira (Fine Art Photographer and Director for Exposure Photo Safari Tours), and Lori Perkins (Deputy Director, Birmingham Zoo and Board Member, Center for Great Apes). Paul Fisher, President of Juried Art Services continues to serve as the inspiration for sponsoring this contest.  The Rickie Report shares the Prize Winners plus the link to see the entire exhibit and make purchases


 

 

SEE  THE  ENTIRE  EXHIBIT:

https://www.art4apes.com/2021-exhibition

 

 

Questions About Art or Sales? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Five hundred entries were submitted in three categories: Fine Art, Photography and Young Artists.  Entries came from Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Peru, UK, USA and Zambia.  We are pleased that our message of conservation reached people in so many countries.   Two hundred Young Artists took part this year and we loved the thought and creativity that went into so many of their pieces.  

 

 

View the current exhibit in the virtual gallery through December 31,2021.  

 

 

 

P R I Z E      W I N N E R S:

 

 

Fine     Art     Category

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

Johanne Mangi.  Painted Dog. Oil painting on linen.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

2nd Prize:

 

 

Mary Taylor. Veterans Memorial Eagle. Welded stainless steel rods.   ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

3rd Prize:

 

 

 

Robin Huffman.  California Condor.  Acrylic on canvas.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

Fine    Art    Photography    Category

 

 

1st Prize: 

 

 

 

Celia Kujala.  Descending from Above.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

2nd Prize: 

 

 

Prelena Soma Owen.  Beauty is in the Eye.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

3rd Prize: 

 

 

 

Prelena Soma Owen.  When Darkness Falls.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Young     Artists     Category

 

 

1st Prize: 

 

 

 

Le Shen, aged 11 years.  Eternal White Rhino  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

2nd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

Emma Zhou, aged 15 years.  Living Jewel. Drawing. ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

Angie Li, aged 9 years.  Ripped Joy. Colored markers.

Angie also wins the award for Best Big Cat  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

4th   Equal   Exceptional   Commendations:

We decided to award extra prizes to the two artists whose entries tied 4th as an “Exceptional Commendation”.

 

 

 

 

 

Ashleigh Cole, aged 16 years.  Macaw. Oil painting. ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

Yunxi Zhu, aged 13 years.  Create a Beautiful Home Together. ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

People’s  Choice  Winner  for  Young  Artists with 1002 votes:

 

 

 

 

Zian Wang, aged 12 years.  Orange Bellied Parrot. Water colour. ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

Best    Ape    Award

 

 

 

Gavin Minard, aged 18 years, Imagine. Photograph  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to everyone who took part. 

 

 

The ENDANGERED online exhibition is Open NOW through December 31, 2021

Please contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com with questions or for details on how to purchase the art.  

 

 

 

Watch out for the 2022 ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.

 

 

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Gem & Mineral Society Of Palm Beaches Presents 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry & Fossil Show November 20-21

The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 20 – 21 at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like.

 

 

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

The 54th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 21, 2021

 10 am – 5 pm

 

 

Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00 or 2 day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:

www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPON:

 

 

Mine Sluicing (Photo courtesy of GMSPB)

 

 

 

Great Shopping, Geode Cracking, Fossil Dig, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Demonstrations

Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities

 

 

Kids Activities Area (Photo courtesy of GMSPB)

 

 

Over 70 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.

 

 

Calcite Crystals from Fort Drum Crystal Mine( Photo Courtesy of GMSPB)

 

The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few.

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of GMSPB

 

 

Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. We will also have speakers.

 

 

General Meeting:

3rd Thursday of the Month at 7:30 pm

 4800 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach FL 33405

at the NEW Multi-Purpose Center

All interested parties are welcome!!

 

 

Photo Courtesy of GMSPB

 

 

You are entering a world of gemstones, minerals, fossils, rocks, jewelry, beads and lapidary.  This hobby is rewarding, exciting and educational for any age.  Browse our website in order to learn about our organization and the people who bring the club to life.  Whether you wish to learn how to cut gem stones, or whether you seek to learn more about minerals or even make your own jewelry  – our club has fascinating activities for you!

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

 

 

 

 

Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks,

shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the

organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of
Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies,
Inc., which are affiliated with the American
Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members
are able to participate in activities sponsored by
these organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: https://gmspb.org

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gemandmineralspb

Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/gemandminerals/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/gemandminerals

 

 

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

Phone: 561-585-2080

USPS Mail:

GMSPB
PO Box 18095     West Palm Beach, FL 33416-8095

 

 

 

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