Public Invited To Preview Exhibition Of 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour On December 20th. Free 2 Day Tour Is January 20 – 21

The Preview Exhibition for the 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour opens at the Marker 23 Gallery with an Opening Gala Reception on December 20th. The Exhibition continues through January 2nd.  The public is invited to view art creations by over 40 participating artists. Plan your tour of their Studios located throughout the Martin County area on January 20th and 21st. Free Tour maps and Tour Guides are available at the Marker 23 Gallery, Arts Council of Martin County, Fish House Art Center, Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor, Stuart Art & Supply or download our free MCOST App.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to the Martin Artisans Guild! Artists supporting artists and bringing the public to see how it is created!

 

 

ANNOUNCES:

 

2018 Martin County Opening Gala

December 20th 2017

 6 – 9 PM

at

Marker 23 Gallery

4745 De Soto Avenue     Port Salerno, FL (Stuart)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet A Few Of The Participating Artists Now:

For more information:

mcopenstudiotour@gmail.com

 

GET YOUR FREE APP:

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Fish House Art Center And Arts Council Of Martin County Invite You To Art Alfresco!

Art Gumbo Gallery and Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno, have joined with the Arts Council of Martin County to present ‘Art Alfresco’. This fundraiser showcases 11 Council members demonstrating their art. The artists will be in action, plein air, and more on January 16th from 11-3pm. You couldn’t pick a better setting than the Fish House. Located on the picturesque Manatee pocket waterfront, this hidden gem houses the Art Gumbo Gallery, 8 working art studios, and the Grove Dock Bar.Entertainment will be offered by Alli Evans. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.

 

 

Art Gumbo Gallery

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

Arts Council of Martin County

Invite You To:

 

 

“A  R  T      A  L  F  R  E  S  C  O”

 

 

Fish House Art Center

 

 

Saturday,  January 16th

11-3 pm

 

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Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

 

 

 

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DETAILS ABOUT  “ART ALFRESCO”

 

Art Gumbo Gallery and Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno, have joined with the Arts Council of Martin County to present ‘Art Alfresco’. This fundraiser showcases 11 Council members demonstrating their art.

 

 

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Art By Robin Makowski

 

 

The artists will be in action, plein air, from 11-3pm on January 16th. You couldn’t pick a better setting than the Fish House. Located on the picturesque Manatee pocket waterfront, this hidden gem houses the Art Gumbo Gallery, 8 working art studios, and the Grove Dock Bar.

 

 

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Painting by Carol Kepp

 

 

 

If you haven’t visited the Fish House, you will be surprised to find art studios that include mosaic, clay works, weaving, shibori dyeing, lampworking and other unusual arts.

 

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 “Poppy” by  SallyPearson

 

 

 

Support the arts council by spending an enjoyable afternoon at the Fish House, watch art being created, visit the unique studios and have lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area. Entertainment will be provided by Alli Evans.

 

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Painting by Brenda Leigh

 

 

The art created that day will be raffled; visitors can buy chances to win the art created at Art Alfresco. Completed artwork will be displayed at the Art Gumbo Gallery for 2 weeks following the event to encourage additional ticket sales.

 

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Painting by Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

All proceeds go to the artists and the Arts Council. Art Alfresco will culminate on January 29th with a champagne toast at the Grove Dock Bar for the artists, while winning tickets are pulled.

 

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(Left to right Nancy Turrell, Arts Council of Martin County, Diane Concepcion, Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, and Carolyn Gordon, Art Gumbo Gallery)

 

BUY YOUR TICKETS!!!!!!

 

 

Participating artists:

Carol Kepp
Elizabeth H Thompson
Julia Kelly
Sally B Pearson
Robin Makowski
Mallo Bisset
Nancy Steinberg
Sharon Ferina
Brenda Leigh
Val Lally
Amber Moran

 

 

For further info contact:

 

Carolyn Gordon 772 210-2950

or

Diane Concepcion 732 804-4715

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fish House Art Center Invites You To Mistletoe Madness, Art Gumbo Gallery And Danuta’s Den New Studio For Special Celebrations

Art Gumbo Gallery, Curators of “Something For Everyone” ask “Why not do something different”? Come down to the historic Fish House Art Center in Stuart to do your Holiday Shopping. There you will find Art Gumbo Gallery along with 9 other working artist studios in this unique Art Colony on the waterfront of the Manatee Pocket. After shopping, enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the glittering waterfront sights.  The Rickie Report introduces Danuta’s Den Grand Opening Reception on November 21st, gives details of Special Sales beginning November 27th, Mistletoe Madness on December 4th & 5th, the Martin County Boat Parade plus Toys For Tots, and Art Wreath Auction!

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

Art Colony

4745 SE DeSoto Avenue

Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno ( Stuart), FL

 

The Public Is invited:

 

Danuta’s Den Grand Opening

Public Reception:

 

Saturday, November 21st  

5:30 – 8:30pm

 

 

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Danuta’s Den offers individual and group classes, seminars and workshops in mixed media, acrylic, collage, sculpture, etching in an atmosphere where beginners as well as practiced artists will feel comfortable.  Danuta excels in helping people feel spontaneous about their creativity.  She teaches at the Elliot Museum and the Boys & Girls Club.  She is a prolific artist in her own right and is eager to share her passion for creativity with individual students, groups and organizations.

 

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From the age of eight in her native Poland, Danuta Rothschild delighted in drawing portraits of her classmates and teachers in pencil and chalks. Attending the Academy of Arts in Warsaw in 1969, Danuta rigorously developed a wide variety of techniques from watercolor and pastels to oils and sculpture. After settling in the United States in 1971, Danuta studied at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.

 

 

Danuta With “Angel” Sculpture

 

 

Photos Courtesy Danuta Rothschild’s website

 

                                                                                      Danuta with “Indian Images”

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In the past 15 years Danuta’s works have been shown in museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the U.S. She was a prizewinner at the L.A. 1998 World Contemporary Art International. She exhibited in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Santa Barbara, and Laguna Beach galleries, appeared on TV shows in France and Poland, and was featured in several articles in magazines and press. Her paintings can be found in a myriad of different art books. Her work is found in prestigious private collections and institutions world wide.

 

 

 

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“Van Gogh” Interpretations by Students

An artist of considerable breadth and stature, Danuta created a large number of series covering a wide variety of subjects. In her “Art About Art” series, she portrayed her favorite painters—Cezanne, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Modigliani—combining portraits with elements of their well-known works. Half homage, half subtle mischief, these whimsical paintings are perhaps more revealing of Danuta herself than the masters she reveres.  Her “Indian Images” series, inspired by the American Southwest, shows powerful strokes and somber moods vividly focusing on the inherent character and isolation of the American Native.

 

 

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Student Art Exhibit at Elliot Museum

Danuta’s social and political concerns are also expressed in “Storm of Madness,” reflecting a series of conflicts in the Middle East, paintings on America’s urban homeless, as well as “The Forgotten Children,” a project based on the plight of innocent victims of warfare and drought.  The subjects of World War II and the Holocaust are close to Danuta’s heart, and led her to paint a cycle of truly haunting works. “Silence” pays tribute to the forgotten heroes and is a passionate statement on human suffering, underscored with anguish-filled faces and ghost-like figures, taking the observer on a dark and emotionally heart-wrenching journey.

 

 

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Danuta Rothschild with her paintings

Photo Courtesy Michael Claren

 

 

 

Danuta’s more recent and less solemn interests include luminously rich and otherworldly landscapes, as well as portraits for which she is most widely known. Her ability to capture the scope of human experience—from the ominous to the magically affirming—is what makes her art so powerful. The brightly hued images of Danuta’s opus, including drawings, etchings, wall-sized portraits and sculpture, eclectically coexist amidst her studio bookshelves, photos, sketches, brushes and paint-boxes that portray an artist at work.

 

Contact Danuta Rothschild for more information:  

772.233.6020 or danutastudio@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Art Gumbo Gallery

Holiday Gift Table

November 27th – December 20th

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Sunday    Noon – 6pm

 

772-210-1950        www.artgumbo.biz

 

 

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Art Gumbo Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Decorative and Functional Art as well as Wearable Art and Affordable Handmade Gifts

 

 

Art Gumbo Gallery is Martin County’s largest art gallery and is winner of “Favorite Art Gallery” for 2014 & 2015. You will find fine art by local artists, jewelry and giftware.

 

Our Holiday Gift Table awaits you November 27th – December 20th.   Earn  gold coins with each purchase. Then choose a free gift by spending gold coins you earn with each purchase!

 

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Redeem Your Gold Coins At The Holiday Gift Table!

M I S T L E T O E   MADNESS !!!!

 

Wreath Auction!!!!

 

Martin County Boat Parade !!!  

Toys For Tots Collection!!

 

 

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Friday and Saturday

December 4th and 5th

 There will be holiday specials in all the studios!

On Friday Night, December 4th:

  • Cocktail party and Toys for Tots collection.
  • Come join us for holiday cheer at The Grove Dock Bar
  • Bring an unwrapped toy.
  • The artists hope to surpass the amount of Toys for Tots collected last year
  • All toys go to Martin County families.

 

On Saturday Night, December 5th:

Martin County Boat Parade!

 

More About The

WREATH AUCTION

 

Also, for the 2nd year we will have our holiday and art wreath auction to benefit M.I.S.S (Mothers and Infants Striving for Success). Local artists and craftsmen will have wreaths on display beginning at Thanksgiving. Come bid on your favorite and help a local family and add a piece of original art to your holiday décor. Visit the Fish House for Mistle Toe Madness this year to listen to live music, buy handcrafted gifts and watch the Martin County Boat Parade.

 

 

Fish House Art Center:

The Fish House Art Center is home to 8 working artist studios that include Ceramics, Weaving, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Mosaics, Gifts and Fine Art. The studios will all have beautiful hand crafted items that are perfect for even the pickiest person on Santa’s list. Visit all the studio’s and be entered to win something special from each studio!

For more information:

www.fishhouseartcenter.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts Opens New Boutique In Jensen Beach, Featuring Home Decor Designs Seen World Wide

You are invited to the Grand Opening of “Sally Eckman Roberts Designs”!  Located in one of The Art Cottages, 3211 NE Maple Avenue in Jensen Beach, it features art, gifts, and home decor.  Sally Eckman Roberts’ creations incorporate her watercolor art and designs. She is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Sally still maintains her gallery/studio  at The Fish House Art Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by both locations! 

 

 

 

 

 

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You Are Invited:

G R A N D   O P E N I N G

Thursday, November 5th

5:30

Ribbon cutting

By the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Art Cottages

3211 NE Maple Avenue     Jensen Beach, FL

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“Autumn Array” Paper Dinnerware by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

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“Butterfly Wings” Printed Pillows by     Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries. Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel.

 

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“Flora and Fauna” by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.

 

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“At Crab Sea” by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

Products include rugs, pillows, dinnerware, coasters, textiles, garden flags and mats, greeting cards, placemats as well as original art and prints both framed and unframed. Sally’s designs are available in catalogs and major retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Stein Mart, Home Goods as well as small retailers throughout the country.

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Avenue        Stuart, FL 34997

 

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

 

 

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“Classic Christmas Outdoor Signs, Mat and Mailbox Cover”      

by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to several resident artists’ studios that include Sally Eckman Roberts . You can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations.

 

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“Dragon Dance” Pillows and Hooked Rug 

By Sally Eckman Roberts

 

Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, “Painted Pears”.

 

 

For more details please call Sally at  317-590-6687

or  visit:

www.sallyeckmanroberts.com

or email:

paintpears@aol.com

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add To Your Summer Fun With Aya Fiber Studio’s Offerings

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse’s Suzanne Connors is bringing back new techniques and knowledge from a recent two week Fiber Immersion workshop at world renown Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts!  The Rickie Report shares her July Workshop Schedule and possibilities for your own studio time or group visits.  Located within Port Salerno’s Fish House Art Center, it is in the hub of other artists’ studios and good dining options.  NOTE TO FIBER ARTISTS/INSTRUCTORS: Suzanne is putting together the Fall and Winter Schedule.  Contact Suzanne if you are interested in being an instructor. NOTE to Indigo Lovers – Aya Studios offers ready made tote bags, clothing, bedding and more! Click here for details.

 

 

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

 

Fiber Stitching Workshop at Aya Studio

Fiber Stitching Workshop at Aya Studio

 

Aya Fiber Studio DYEHOUSE
JULY workshops
4 workshops offered at Aya Fiber DYEHOUSE during July:

 

 

  • Japanese Shibori Dyeing

  • Intro to Shibori Stitching (2 day)

  • Intro to Indigo

  • Alternative Dye Methods

 

 

  • These are hands on workshops- not demonstrations: expect to get your hands wet and be sure to bring an apron. 
  • In order for everyone to get a true hands on experience there will be a limit of 4 participants for each workshop.  

 

These classes fill quickly so please inquire early to reserve your date.

 

There will also be an Indigo Play-Day on Sunday July 26th – so bring those items you have been working on and plan to play with like minded fiber artists for a day in the vat!

 

Alternative Dying Methods at Aya Fiber Studio

Alternative Dying Methods at Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

 

Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

Hand dyed fabric tote with pockets and leather straps by Aya Fiber Studio

Hand dyed fabric tote with pockets and leather straps by Aya Fiber Studio

Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

 

WORKSHOPS

Indigo Workshops: July 13, Aug 3
Intro to Stitching 2 day workshops: July 19-20, Aug 9-10
Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.
REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

 

Shibori Scarf from Aya Fiber Studio

Shibori Scarf from Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

Suzanne explains to The Rickie Report, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results 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! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Aya Fiber Studio Brings Indigo And Other Dye Techniques To Southeast Florida

In the fashion magazines and furnishings catalogs, indigo is all the rage. It is no surprise, as people worldwide have been using indigo dye from the beginning of time.  If you are looking for hand dyed indigo clothing, pillows or fabric to create what you want, Suzanne Connor’s Aya Fiber Studio is THE place to be!  Located within Port Salerno’s Fish House Art Center, it is in the hub of other artists’ studios and good dining options.  The Rickie Report shares details about the DYEHOUSE and STUDIO space and encourages individuals and groups to try any of the WORKSHOPS.  Stop by on Friday, June 12th for the official GRAND Opening RECEPTION!

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

 

 

STUDIO GRAND OPENING RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

6:00 PM

 

 

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Pillows, Bed Covers

Pillows, Bed Covers

 

The excitement is building as more people hear about and take classes at Aya Fiber Studio!  Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

Using Beet Juice and Onion Skins To Dye Fabric

Using Red Beets and Onion Skins To Dye Fabric

 

 

 

Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills.  It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

 

Over-sized scarves

Over-sized scarves

 

WORKSHOPS

  • Indigo Workshops: June 8, July 13, Aug 3
  • Intro to Stitching 2 day workshops: June 14-15, July 19-20, Aug 9-10
  • Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.

 

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

Batik Cotton Canvas Tote with Leather Handles

Batik Cotton Canvas Tote with Leather Handles

 

Many fabrics to choose from
Many hand dyed fabrics to choose from

 

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

Shibori dyed Napkin Sets

Shibori dyed Napkin Sets

 

 

Suzanne tells us, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results 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! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process.  I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

 

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Aya Fiber Studio Announces New Dyehouse Studio Space, Workshops, Classes and Great Gift Ideas

The Aya Fiber Studio in Port Salerno Florida is happy to announce their new Dyehouse Studio Space!  Located in the Fish House Art Center, the Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse will offer classes and workshops for all levels of instruction and ability in the fiber arts, sewing, dyeing, silk screening, marbling, silk painting, shibori, natural dyeing, surface design and indigo dyeing.  The Rickie Report shares some fabulous photos and reminds everyone that the first Indigo Workshop begins May 11th!  What a great Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, Father’s Day or ANY DAY gift idea!  Get a group of friends together or come and join the group.  We know this is a friendly atmosphere with all the tools you will need.  If you are looking for something ready-made, stop in!

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

FISH House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

 

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

 

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Suzanne Connors tells The Rickie Report, “My work is inspired by my life in south Florida and my times living in the Caribbean islands. I am drawn to the colors of a setting sun and the Indigo blues of the sky and the sea.”

 

 

Workshops on specific techniques will be held weekly and monthly for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers will include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

In addition you can rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida!

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

WORKSHOPS

Indigo Workshops: May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 3
Intro to Stitching two day workshops: June 14-15, July 19-20, Aug 9-10
Marbling on Silk workshop: May 17, 2015
***Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- beginning May 21, 2015 ( 1st session: ICE DYEING)

***Each Thursday Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.  

 

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

 

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

STUDIO GRAND OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

Many fabrics to choose from

Many hand dyed fabrics to choose from

 

Studio equipped with:

  • sewing machines
  • serger
  • large cutting and work tables
  • irons/ironing boards
  • dress forms
  • wet area with sinks
  • dye equipment
  • drying rack and indoor lines
  • silk and batik frames
  • steamer
  • 4 harness Leclerc floor loom
  • Tapestry Loom
  • Marbling equipment
  • Reference library
  • Computer and printer
  • Wi-fi also available.

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

 

 

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

 

Suzanne goes on to share, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results 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! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. 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!”

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

 

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Fish House Art Center Presents 2nd Annual “Mistletoe Madness” Event

Yes, the holidays are gearing up, but you CAN make your preparations in a strategic way that doesn’t overwhelm.  The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno is a quiet hub of creative activity.  Their 2nd Annual “Mistletoe Madness” Event promises FREE gift drawings from each studio, an art auction, Toys for Tots drop Off, live music, discounts on purchases and so much more. There will be a FREE Holiday Ornament Giveaway at Art Gumbo Gallery and an Art Wreath Silent Auction to benefit Safe Space. Stop by any of the restaurants across the parking lot.  The Rickie Report gives you details about this event on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th.  This is a perfect spot to watch the Martin County Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday!  The Public is invited to this FREE event.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

Presents

“Mistletoe Madness” 

 

Friday December 5th   5 – 9 pm  

&

Saturday December 6th  Noon – 8 pm

 

4745 Se Desoto Ave. Stuart (Port Salerno) FL

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

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This year the Fish House Art Center in Stuart, Florida will be reviving an Old Tradition: A Holiday Wreath Benefit. Proceeds will go to support SafeSpace, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers emergency shelter, supportive living and outreach programs to domestic violence victims and their families in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.

 

 

CALL FOR WREATHS!!!!!!

 

Artists, Crafters and local Businesses are invited to submit their interpretation of Festive, Holiday, Winter and Seasonal Inspired Wreaths. Unique and non-traditional materials are welcome!

We will be receiving wreaths Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th from 1:00- 6:00 PM at The Fish House Art Center. All wreaths will be displayed until the Mistletoe Madness Event on December 5th and 6th when they will be auctioned.

 

* ONLY original Artwork

* Art must not be larger than 36″ diameter or more than 25# and must be wired for hanging
*Prizes in the following categories: Traditional Holiday, Recycled Materials, Most Original, Peoples Choice
Invite ALL your friends to admire ( and bid on) your creation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • FREE and Open to the Public

 

  • Shopping Discounts

 

  • Strolling Carolers, Sat. 6 pm

 

  • Live Music at The Grove Dockbar, 7 pm both nights

 

  • Free Drawings from Artists’ Studios

 

  • Art Wreath Silent Auction to benefit Safe Space

 

  • Toys For Tots Drive to benefit local families

 

  • Martin County Boat Parade viewing area

 

  • Complimentary Refreshments at each art studio

 

  • Free Holiday Ornament Giveaway at Art Gumbo Gallery

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads.  It is also home to the Art Gumbo Gallery, which represents local, regional and national fine artists and fine crafters.

 

Sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket at the Grove Dock Bar. The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.  

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/FishHouseArtCenter

www.fishhouseartcenter.com

or

Carolyn Gordon at Art Gumbo Gallery

gordonred@aol.com

 

or

Suzanne Connors  at Aya Fiber Studio

336-693-4606

ayafiberstudio@gmail.com

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fish House Art Center-Working Artists’ Studios Located on the Manatee Pocket Waterfront of Florida’s Treasure Coast

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware. The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy visiting this area and exploring the artist’s studios.  Details are here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish House Art Center

Invites You

Open Studios and Gallery Tour

 

Studios are Open on Fridays from 1:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Friday, November 7th 

(Continuing Weekly)

4745 SE Desoto Ave     Stuart, Fl 34997

(located in Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno)

 

 

 

 

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The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

 

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket. You can also take classes with some of our artists. Come for a class then dine at one of the five restaurants all within easy walking distance of The Art Center. Please visit the artist’s websites to inquire about the classes offered.

The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.

 

 

 

Multi dimensional Mosaic by Diane Con

Multi dimensional Mosaic by Diane Concepcion

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Concepcion

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

 

Diane dabbled in various creative arts but was most drawn to the medium of mosaic more than anything else.  She loves the idea of taking many pieces and making them one and began as a self-taught hobby while working and raising her family.  Upon retiring, Diane spent a year studying mosaic at the Union Square Art Cooperative in Union Square Park, NYC, moved to Florida and launched her mosaic studio at the Fish House in 2013. Diane just returned from the Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley, California and never misses an opportunity to enhance her skills. With mosaic, techniques are key – once the process is conquered, the art emerges. She runs the Port Salerno Mosaic Studio at the Fish House Art Center and sells mosaic art, takes commissions and gives classes. You will find wall art, stepping stones, house numbers, flower pots and table tops for sale. She uses glass or ceramic tile, stained glass, china and repurposed or ‘found’ items. She is offering ‘Intro to Mosaic’ classes. Students can also learn Picassiette (broken china), Smalti, or techniques for exterior applications (such as garden art). Once an ‘Intro’ class is complete, students are invited to drop in during studio hours to work on their Mosaic masterpieces at their individual pace.

Contact Diane at 732 804-4715
www.PSMosaic.com
www.facebook.com/PSMosaicStudio

 

 

 

 

Billy Selesnick Studio

Billy Selesnick Studio

 

 

Billy Selesnick

 

William Selesnick is a renowned artist, cinematographer, author and world traveler who studied under master artists in Paris. He has had studios in New York City, New Hope, PA, Key West and Woodstock, NY. Completing his Key West Series after a seven year residency on the island, Billy relocated his studio to Palm Beach, Florida and then to The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno. His eclectic art, including murals, oil paintings and pastels are displayed in homes, galleries and establishments around the world. His 40 years of work encompasses images inspired by journeys to Negril, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, France, Israel and Egypt. Selesnick’s output ranges from prestigious murals to commissions creating Trompe L’oeil Interiors. He also wrote and directed a number of successful documentaries that have been acquired by PBS. Wherever Billy has lived, his art has left an indelible mark on the community.

 

 

htttp://www.selesnick.com

 

 

 

Loom at Elizabeth Kelly' Studio

Loom at Elizabeth Esther Kelly’ Studio

 

 

Elizabeth Esther Kelly

Weaving & Mixed Media Artist

Life long multi media artist Elizabeth Esther Kelly is weaving beautiful scarves and wraps on a four harness wooden loom, and the process is fascinating and fun to watch. Elizabeth views the art of weaving as the perfect metaphor to demonstrate the interconnectedness of life and the cultivation of compassion through artistic expression. Author, illustrator, designer, painting & textile restorer, Elizabeth’s passion for her work extends to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Tibetans: nomadic people of the Himalayan region whose lives fully integrated many art forms, among them weaving.

 

Elizabeth and her Corgi, Chrissie invite you to visit her studio/gallery, named ‘Gateway to Tibet’ and see her latest works. There you will also find her personal collection of Tibetan Sacred Arts, jewelry, incense and other items that support meditation. Feel free to email any questions re: schedule, prices & requests.

 

elizabeth@gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.com
www.gatewaytotibet.blogspot.com
You Tube Channel: elizamas

 

Havana Beads

Havana Beads

 

 

 

Raida Disbrow- Havana Beads

Lampwork Glass Artist & Jewelry Designer

Raida Disbrow is a full time Lampwork (Glass) Artist, and owner of Havana Beads, LLC. She began lampworking in 2005 when she couldn’t find specific colors and designs for her artisan jewelry work. Lampworking is the process of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when completed are kiln annealed for strength and durability. Raida has a great love for nature and therefore frequently incorporates elements in her beads and Artisan Jewelry.

 

 

Havanabeads@yahoo.com
Havanabeads.etsy.com (Bead Sales)
Gentlewinddesigns.etsy.com ( Jewelry Sales)
Havanabeads.blogspot.com

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts

Home Decor Illustration & Licensing

 

Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel. Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.

 

Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, Painted Pears.

 

Contact: 317-590-6687
www.sallyeckmanroberts.com
paintpears@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Silk Life Studio

Silk Life Studio

 

Lora Yakimov- Silk Life Studio

 

 

“Art and Creativity have been woven into my life from early childhood. My mother and I would make projects together that were of a practical nature but also fun and creative. This practical aspect continued as we raised four children and encouraged their interests. My art has most often involved fabric and fiber with clothing, quilting, weaving and the needle arts. Recently, I have turned to silk because of its variety of weaves and the rich colors of the dyes. I have been a teacher most of my life and I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for painting on silk with others.”  Visit Silk Life Studio!  Studio F

 

https://sites.google.com/site/silklife7/home
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Silk-Life/298508396853931

 

 

 

Aya Fiber Studio

Aya Fiber Studio

 

Suzanne Connors- Aya Fiber Studio

 

“I call myself a fiber artist. I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. I have tried many different mediums but always return to fiber and textile art. I am a seamstress and a designer and I have always been intrigued by textiles; and 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.”
The Aya Fiber Studio is a working fiber studio that produces hand dyed indigo shibori fabrics that are made into art-to-wear and home fashion items. The studio offers workshops in shibori, indigo and marbling techniques.

 

http://www.ayafiberstudio.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aya-Fiber-Studio/122713737758995
contact: Suzanne Connors 336-693-4606 ayafiberstudio@gmail.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