Ten Jewelry Designers Show And Sell Jewelry, Pearls, Crystals, Bling! At Artisans On The Ave Friday, January 25. Event Is Free And Open To The Public

Pearls, and crystals, and BLING take over Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth on Friday, January 25.  Meet the ten jewelry designers and enjoy free refreshments as you browse one-of-a-kind baubles made from metal, glass, beads, gemstones, silk, paper, rubber, beach glass, found objects, and an unlimited imagination!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

 

630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL  33460

561-762-8162      theartisansontheave.com

Hours:  

Monday – Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM

Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave Gallery Presents:

Jewelry that Rocks!

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 25

 6:00-9:00 pm

Free and open to the public; refreshments served

 

 

 

Pearls and crystals and bling, oh my! On Friday, January 25th, the jewelry designers at Artisans on the Ave invite you to get your sparkle on.

From 6:00 to 9:00 pm there will be lots of artists along with free refreshments and the reception is open to the public.

The gallery will feature over ten local artists who continually amaze us with their one-of-a-kind adornments.

Artisans on the Ave’s jewelry designers create wearable art using metal, glass, gemstones, beads, silk, rubber, paper, beach glass, found objects and more.

Each piece makes a statement, so if it’s compliments you are seeking, this is the place to shop!

Whether your style is traditional, bohemian or anything in between, you are sure to find some bauble that speaks to you. So follow the road – no, it’s not yellow brick – over to Artisans on the Ave gallery in downtown Lake Worth and meet the talented artists. You can score some bling (sorry, no ruby slippers here) that will prove you’re surely not in Kansas anymore!

For more information about this event or joining the gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

New Spring Date For Part II Of Las Olas Art Fair, April 2 & 3

The final Las Olas Art Fair of the season, traditionally held the first weekend in March, returns this year April 2 – 3, 2016. Festival patrons can expect to see many of their favorite artists as well as new exhibitors eager to be a part of this premier event. Partial proceeds from the festival benefits the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public.  The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster will be available for purchase at the event and features the work of artist Pendragon Miranda. The Rickie Report highlights three artists:  Wiwat Kamolpornwijit (Jewelry), Derrick Crossland (Sculpture) and Michael Vista (Painting).

 

 

 

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28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II

 

 

 

Saturday, April 2  & Sunday, April 3

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

 Navigational address:

600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

 

 

 

Support the Arts, the Las Olas Association and the Local Community

 

 

Free and Open to the public

 

 

 

The final Las Olas Art Fair of the season, traditionally held the first weekend in March, returns this year April 2 – 3, 2016. Festival patrons can expect to see many of their favorite artists as well as new exhibitors eager to be a part of this premier event. The eclectic exhibits will include a wide variety of styles and media including paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, ceramics, mixed media and much more with prices will be set to suit all budgets. Partial proceeds from the festival benefits the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public. The artists are selected from hundreds of applicants. The jury process allows Howard Alan Events to produce a festival with diverse displays that will appeal to seasoned collectors and first time buyers as well as shoppers looking for unique gift items.   The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster will be available for purchase at the event and features the work of artist Pendragon Miranda.

 

 

Wiwat Kamolpornwijit – Jewelry
http://www.kamolpornwijit.com/

 

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One of a Kind Polymer Clay Necklace by Wiwat Kamolpornwijit

 

 

Wiwat Kamolpornwijit’s jewelry was included in the prestigious 2105 Niche Awards.  The artists shares,” I hand-form every piece of polymer clay jewelry. All colors are original colors of clay — there is no paint applied. I use several techniques including caning, engraving, weaving, layering, and many others for which I don’t have names. I add beads and wires to complement my clay work. The ear wires and wires are sterling silver; necklaces are either sterling silver, 19 strands stainless steel Beadalon, or rubber”.

 

 

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One of a Kind Polymer Clay Jewelry by Wiwat Kamolpornwijit

 

 

“I started working in polymer clay as part of a fund raising activity for my temple in 2004. It is a long story with lots of twists and turns. In 2007, I opted to do art/craft full time. I used to worked as an environmental researcher in Oak Ridge, TN for 6 years so you know I glow in the dark!  Polymer is durable when handled properly. It should be kept from pointed or sharp objects that may scratch or cut the surface. It is flexible to a certain degree and is unlikely to break (but not impossible) when dropped. A long period of exposure to alcohol may do some damages to polymer, hence it’s better to put the jewelry on after spraying hair products and perfume. I have never done anything special to clean the polymer except rinsing it with water when it starts collecting dust”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derrick Crossland – Sculpture 
http://www.derrickcrossland.com/

 

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Sculpture by Derrick Crossland

 

A veteran diver, avid catch-and-release fisherman and Boat Captain, Derrick has the pleasure of observing first hand, the majestic fish life, marine mammals, birds and sailing vessels that influence his art. Derrick depicts each one of his pieces with an interpretive realism that captures the power and movement of his subjects.

 

 

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Sculpture by Derrick Crossland

 

 

 

Michael Vistia – Painting
http://www.michaelvistia.com/

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Michael Vistia

 

 

Michael Vistia, an accomplished, Mid-Western born artist, is the “founder and creator” of this colorful and refreshing style of painting. When viewing a painting from his ever-evolving collection of art, it is, quite simply, unforgettable. Rich, “vibratory” colors. Bold, yet fluid black lines. Playful in composition and dramatic in interpretation. It is not surprising to see why devotees around the globe have declared that the pieces painted by Michael Vistia have the power to “raise the vibration of any room.”

 

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Painting by Michael Vistia

 

 

 

 

“For me, paintings are a bridge to share magical moments that are pure,” Michael says. “I love interacting with people, and painting always enabled me to connect and communicate with others, with a smile and love that is from the heart. As a young boy, my very first interest was painting,” he remembers. “I started to communicate through drawing, before I even began speaking. “When people see my art, I want them to smile, to feel good and become inspired to create beauty in their own lives, through following one’s excitement anything is possible. “It’s not about fame,” Michael continues. ” It’s simply about sharing joyful moments with others!”

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/las-olas-art-fair-part-ii

https://www.facebook.com/events/895847823770510/

 

 

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists
  • Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association.

 

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

For additional information on the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, Visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Bead Society Forms in Palm Beach County and Welcomes New Members

The Bead Society of the Palm Beaches was recently inaugurated and they are welcoming anyone who is interested to join! Their mission is to bring together a diverse group of people from far and wide to exchange ideas, share techniques and encourage talents in stringing, bead weaving, wire, polymer clay and looming.  Their aim is to inspire and nurture creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere and to provide community with an educational resource in the art, history and cultural significance of beads and beading. This not-for-profit group has chosen Safe House for Teen Victims of Human Trafficking as one of its 2015 charitable organizations. The Rickie Report celebrates artistic networking and shares their information and some photos here.

 

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Next General Meeting:

Thursday, March 5th

6:30 pm

 

Perry Bookstein of York Beads

Is Bringing BEADS,BEADS,BEADS!

 

Beads, Courtesy of York Beads

Beads, Courtesy of York Beads

 

 

This is a Members Only Meeting

You can Join At the Event! 

Next Workshops:

Saturday March 14

or

Sunday March 15

With  Jerri Heer

 

 

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Atlantis Country Club

190 Atlantis Blvd.    Lake Worth, FL

 

President, Laurie Bye, tells The Rickie Report, “Founded in 2014, we are a new Society of diverse and enthusiastic beaders, wire workers, bead embroiders, loomers, knitters, crocheters and polymer clay artists. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced beader, we welcome you to join us as a member. We will meet the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 at Atlantis Country Club in Lake Worth.  We will be having guest speakers, trunk shows, and teachers from around the country that will be of interest to all kinds of beaders”.

 

The Bead Society’s mission is to inspire and nurture creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere and to provide community with an educational resource in the art, history and cultural significance of beads and beading. It is a not-for-profit group and has chosen Safe House for Teen Victims of Human Trafficking as one of its 2015 charitable organizations. 

 

 

Beads Courtesy of York Beads

Beads Courtesy of York Beads

 

On March 5th at 6:30 pm, special guest Perry Bookstein of York Beads, will be joining us for our meeting.  Perry will be bringing boxes and boxes of beads for you to purchase!  His family has been in the business for 90 years and unfortunately, is closing.  Perry is a bead expert and he will be bringing along some special ones for you to choose from!  This is a MEMBERS ONLY meeting, so you can join ahead of time or join at the event!

 

 

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

 

Saturday March 14 or Sunday March 15

Jerri Heer’s Workshops!

 

Class Price: $60.00

INCLUDES ALL YOUR SUPPLIES AND LUNCH

 

Jerri will be teaching a small tree in the morning workshop and a larger tree in the afternoon.  These lovely trees can brighten up your home space or be given as a lovely gift. During the class you will be learning how to do a mini tree in the morning then, after a lunch supplied by the Atlantis Country Club, we will be learning a larger tree and some branches of different styles.  The class, kits and lunch are all included in the price of $60.00. You really can’t go wrong so join us for an inspiring day.

Member's Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Member’s Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

MEMBERSHIP

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE COVERS JANUARY OF ONE YEAR TO DECEMBER.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $40.00

Membership benefits will include:
– subscription to our monthly newsletter
– discounts at many local bead stores
– monthly meetings with opportunities to meet with other bead enthusiasts
– participation in our members only bead swap
– chance to win the wall of delicas and the bowl of buttons
– holiday parties
– supporting a variety of charitable groups
– advanced notice and early registration for our yearly bead retreat

 

Member's Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Member’s Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Please join us on Facebook and for more information about meeting times and events, directions to our meeting place and examples of our member’s work:

www.beadsocietyofthepalmbeaches.com

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291