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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Lois Perdue’s Solo Art Exhibit At Artserve Now Through January 4 Celebrates A Lifetime Of Art And Giving Back. Public Reception Is Tuesday, December 7.

Celebrating Lois Perdue‘s artwork is easy because it moves viewers through her use of color and markings.  Lois’ final Solo Exhibit will take place at Artserve in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, December 7th.  The exhibit is Open NOW through January 4, 2022. The public is invited to the Opening Reception with the Gold Coast Watercolor Society co-hostingSales of Lois’ artwork have and will benefit a number of charities:  PAWS, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Summer camp programs for kids, College art scholarships at Broward College, Pen Women Ft. Lauderdale Branch, to name a few. The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks of her artwork, plus the details about Lois’ life and her influence on so many of us. Please join me in celebrating Lois Perdue’s legacy, as she lives her days with intention, including her tributes to many in the arts community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday  9 AM – 6 PM    Saturday   10 AM – 6 PM

 

 

“Candy Crush” by Lois Perdue

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report shares, “My friend and art colleague, Lois Perdue, is closing her professional art business due to stage 4 advanced pancreatic cancer.  ARTSERVE has graciously donated its site as the host for her final exhibit with Gold Coast Watercolor Society is co-hosting the event.  To date with Lois’s generous donations from the sales of her artwork at Plunge Resort and sales for her art supplies over $6,000 has funded many worthy programs”.

 

 

 

“End of 30 x 30” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois Perdue writes, “Let me explain….I am living out the rest of my life in order to not only leave a legacy of artist appreciation, but to offer others a new opportunity to consider creating a legacy. Too many of us find ourselves in these health-related positions, and while we leave wills, telling our loved ones what to do with our possessions, somehow, that is not enough.  What about the spirit of ourselves that remains?  This is an opportunity to honor those who have helped us on the journey”.

 

 

 

“Wild Blue Yonder” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Rickie says, “It has been a personal honor to help Lois map out her vision for an ongoing $500. Cash Arts Award to a visual artist who has taken an active role and has been a mentor to a visual arts organization. Lois has faced her diagnosis like a blank canvas.  She gathered her resources and went to work! Lois has shared with me over these past months how joyous it is for her to see the fruits of her labors while she is still alive.  Lois continues to teach us to live our lives with precious strokes of thoughtfulness, good deeds, and openness.”

 

 

 

 

Lois Perdue Award

For Exceptional Contributions to the Arts Community

 

 

 

 

Lois has inaugrated a new award/program for one local visual artist each year to be awarded $500. for innovative fundraising and membership, environmental work through their art, or from helping to ‘vet’ suitable organizations to whom these groups might want to give scholarships to…and helping  fellow members who might have to shutter their studio due to ill health or moving.  The first recipient will be Tammy Seymour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lois continues, “I’ve had to shutter my studio and reduce my inventory of paintings so I don’t leave my husband, Don, and my kids with a huge portfolio of work to deal with.  I started breaking my studio down myself a few months ago, but was overwhelmed with what was involved and too emotional to be doing this alone.  I knew Tammy Seymour had helped other artists ‘break’ down their studios and I had worked closely with her as Vice President of Pen Women of Fort Lauderdale for 9 years”.  

 

 

“Jubilation” by Lois Perdue

 

 

Tammy swooped in, taking inventory of thousands of dollars’ worth of paper, substrates, brushes, Office equipment etc.  Lois’ arrangement with Tammy was that ALL supplies will be donated to Gold Coast Watercolor Society and used in their flea market for scholarship/award funding.  In the midst of all of this emotional and physical turmoil, Lois was trying to pull together her first solo exhibit in a large public venue. Tammy stepped in to help Lois create a video presentation of my life: (one for me that Don and my kids can cherish).

 

 

CLICK to Watch Video:

 

 

 

 

Tammy who retired from NCR Corporation (her clients included:  Burger King, Disney World, Checkers, etc) is recognized as an award winning artist.  Lois’ Award serves to acknowledge  her compassionate ‘can do’ attitude when it comes to supporting local arts organizations and their goals! From inaugurating clever ideas for fundraisers, to stepping in to curate exhibits or being a top-notch graphic designer who creates eye-catching collateral materials for the groups to which she belongs, Tammy is a leader and inspirer. No task is too small or too large for her and the fact that Tammy simultaneously currently serves as President of Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch and Gold Coast Watercolor Society—says it all!

 

 

 

“Heartbeat” by Lois Perdue

 

The Bonnet House is also a recipient of Tammy’s vision, as she provided merchandise in the gift shop, which during Covid helped them overcome  a major budget slash. She has been providing new and gently used items either donated or purchased at estate sales for their gift shop. Through monthly raffles at Pen Women luncheons of new or gently used items, we raise on average $100 per month. The proceeds of flea market sales have gone to support Pen Women Scholarship and Gold Coast Watercolor Society Danielle Vailancourt Memorial Award. Donations to these groups have exceeded $700 since inception in March 2021.  Over time, GCWS has become the place for artists to donate art supplies from their closed studios and we’ve assisted dismantling over four full studios in the last 10 years.  

 

 

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About Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois has lived in South Florida her entire life and teaches abstract workshops upon request throughout the area. She is very active in the art community and is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch, Plantation, Weston, Broward and Coral Springs Art Guilds, Florida Watercolor Society and International Society of Experimental Artists, XII Voices, an informal group of 12 professional water media artists who meet monthly to exchange current art information and offer critiques and evaluations from their peers. Lois is an award-winning artist who has won at the national, state and local levels and exhibits regularly throughout the South Florida area.

 

 

 

Untitled by Lois Perdue

 

 

Lois asked The Rickie Report to share this gratitude list for all those who have loved, supported and nurtured her during these many months of declining health issues. Since these are final steps of her journey, she wanted to thank those who have been by her side: 

 

  • To Rickie Leiter for her friendship, support and encouragement in all things ‘art’ and for, along with Judy Nunno, helping formulate this artist/award for Tammy Seymour.

 

  • To Heritage Art Galleries and Framing, (Tamarac, FL.), co-owners Claudio Tomassone and Ian and Linda Jerrell for believing in me and my art for the past five years, representing me as one of their featured artists, and managing the sales distribution of my giclees.

 

  • To ArtServe along with curator Sophie Bonet, operations manager Rion Birchmore and membership development coordinator Rebecca Wilkner for hosting  my solo art exhibit on December 7th and where I happily taught my abstract workshops for so many years.

 

  • To my collaborative, creative artist community especially Gold Coast Watercolor Society and Pen Women who provided the vehicles with which to share my talent benefiting the area’s young artists and summer ‘art’ campers.

 

  • To my medical support team including Dr. Sahiba Kahn (Vitas Hospice Care), Drs. C. Stone, Milana Kaplan, Willy Davila, Clark-Loesser and Robin Steinberg.

 

  • To Don’s loving fire service community for their love and support.

 

  • To special junior/high school friends who have supported and loved me through life’s challenges including raising children and for providing years of fun and companionship.

 

  • To my extraordinary loving friends including Tammy Seymour, Judy Nunno, Susan Convery, Pauline Runkle and the many others not listed here who provided love, encouragement and endless support as well.

 

  • And last to my beautiful family including my amazing children, Adam Frimet and Wendy Frimet Jacobs, special grandchildren, Eli Jacobs and Isaac Jacobs, and many first and second cousins, nieces and nephews. And to the ‘wind beneath my wings’, my best friend, my hero, my loyal and loving husband, Don Perdue.

 

 

 

 

For more about Lois Perdue’s artwork:

Loisperdue.com

 

 

 

……….    Other Resources   ……….

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour

 Tseymour53@comcast.net   or  954-288-7972

 

 

 

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~  Ft. Lauderdale Branch Pen Women  ~

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Artists’ Studio And Gallery Of Tequesta Invites Public To Holiday Open House Thursday, December 9. Artists Spaces Are Available In The Gallery.

The Artists’ Studio and Gallery of Tequesta offers original fine art in a relaxed setting in the Gallery North Plaza near the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  The public is welcome to the Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 9.  Meet the six core artists: Jeanine Baum, Marie Cardi Etherington, Suzanne Fico, Kathy Kauss, Jerry Oliver, and Joseph Bennet Pierre. Featured visiting artists include:  Kent Politsch, William Rodriguez, Bill Rose, and Susan Weinbrenner.  There are spaces available for more artists to display and sell their artworks.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Open House and some sneak peeks of artworks worthy to set the tone in your home, office, or yacht.

 

 

 

 

Public   Is   Invited   To   A   Free

 

 

~ Holiday   Open   House ~

 

 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

 

 

 5 – 7:30  pm

 

 

 

Studio & Gallery Hours:

Tuesday  to  Friday 10 to 4           Saturday  &  Sunday    11  to  3

 

 

Gallery Square North  

385 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469

618.645.0151    or        561.339.3314

 

 

 

 

http://Artistsgallerytequesta.com/

 

For information about hanging your artwork:  Call Suzanne Fico   561.339.3314

 

 

 

Jeanine   Baum

 

 

“Life  Boat 18”  by Jeanine Baum

 

 

Jeanine Baum creates with oils and pastels, focusing on landscapes and cityscapes which she encounters in her everyday life.  She enjoys painting wherever the journey takes her – from South Florida, rural Vermont, New York City, and the estuaries of the southern Jersey Shore.  Her work has exhibited in several galleries in each of those locations.  Jeanine’s paintings have been shown at serval venues: The Art Studio ( New York, NY), Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ), Westfield Town Art Show (Westfield, NJ), East Coast Landscape Exhibit (Stone Harbor, NJ), Designer House Showcase (Cape May, NJ) and Sotheby’s Real Estate Collection (Ludlow, VT).  Jeanine’s artworks can be found in numerous private collections.

 

Jeanine tells The Rickie Report, “There is endless learning in painting and I am constantly challenged to try new mediums, new techniques, new ideas.  It is never boring!  Plein-air painting is what I enjoy most…the lighting and environment changes rapidly, so you have to paint fast!”  She also offers commissions.

 

Jeanine has a BS in Medical Technology from University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Seton Hall University.  After retiring from career and raising her family, she pursued her passion for art.  Jeanine has taken classes at the DuCret School of Art, the School of Visual Arts, the Alizarin Crimson Studio, as well as workshops in the US and abroad.  For more information   www.Jeaninebaum.com

 

 

Marie   Cardi   Etherington

 

 

 

“Hiking Out” by Marie Cardi Etherington

 

 

Marie Cardi Etherington draws her inspiration from an early interest in textile, a passion for science and art of gardening, and explorations of exotic locations around the continents.  Her approach is expressionistic and invites the viewer to feel the mood as she, herself experienced it during the painting process. To Marie, “Color is form”.  An early interest in pre-Columbian art lead her to textiles and weaving.  Manipulating threads with a four-harness loom created a pathway for her to express herself with color.  Then she experienced the buttery movement of oil paints and switched from threads and loom to paint and canvas.

 

Marie tells The Rickie Report, “I paint for the moment.  My goal is to bring the viewer in, to look at the everyday world in a new way, because that is how I have painted it. Marie’s artworks can be found in public and private collections around the globe.  Marie studied with the late Terry Oakes Bourret (in CT), Hugh O’Neill ( FL and Ireland), and John Traynor (NH). She holds a degree from University of NH and continued her studies at Cornell University and Albertus Magnus College. Marie has exhibited at numerous juried shows including: The Lyme Art Association, the Clinton Art Society ( where she is an elected member), at Jupiter Medical Center, and Lighthouse ArtCenter.

 

An accredited Federated Garden Club of America flower show master judge, Marie draws a sense of design and space from the world of gardening.  Her designs have been sold in such places as luxury retailer, Henri Bendel in New York. Marie enjoys painting outdoors in New England as well as Jupiter, FL.  For more information: www.cardietherington.com

 

 

Suzanne   Fico

 

Suzanne Fico is from New York, where her interest in capturing the beauty of birds and nature began. She created her first oil painting at the age of 15, comes form a family of artists, and is inspired by her mother.  Suzanne, who has been painting for over a decade, is primarily self taught and she has furthered her studies at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  Suzanne is currently an art instructor at Morselife and other senior facilities.  Her paintings have been included in juried exhibits at both the Lighthouse ArtCenter and Artist Studio and Gallery of Tequesta.  Suzanne tells The Rickie Report, “My medium of choice is oil and acrylic.  I paint a wide variety of subjects.”  She excels in capturing the beauty of birds, where she has her widest audience appeal.

 

 

 

“Soaring” by Suzanne Fico

 

 

 

Kathy   Kauss

 

“Beware of Falling Coconuts” by Kathy Kauss

 

 

Kathy Kauss is a well known Jupiter artist who paints primarily in oils.  She is a 40 year resident of the area and finds her inspiration in the rich, colorful, tropical landscapes of this unique area.  Kathy is a member of the Jupiter Lighthouse Gallery and her work can be found at her studio at The Artists’ Studio and Gallery of Tequesta.  Kathy tells The Rickie Report, “When I paint, I try to capture a moment in time as well as all the feelings and emotions. I strive to be creative, focusing on the narrative of each painting, while bringing them alive, as I pay attention to the lights and shadows.”

 

 

Jerry  Oliver

 

 

“Coral Cove” Original artwork by Jerry Oliver

 

 

Jerry Oliver was raised on a farm in Kentucky.  After marrying, she moved to southern Illinois where she and her husband, Charles, raised their daughter, Rae.  During those years, Jerry painted in oils and took workshops with several well-known artists.  Her earliest works were influenced by a group of artists from Paducah, KY.  The Paducah Area Painter’s Alliance embraces artists from the mid-west. Jerry’s artwork has been featured in three Solo Exhibits and she was commissioned by the Arts Council of Illinois to create a new work for their college campus. The City of Paducah chose Jerry as one of the main artists to paint a children’s alphabet and art book, “P’ is for Paducah”.

 

Jerry has moved her focus from scenes of the Kentucky Ohio River Valley to South Florida.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Every day is a new adventure as I paint my journey through life. I love my surroundings and gain inspiration from them. I am thankful for her God given talent and firmly believes that everything is possible through him.”  For more information:  http://www.jerryoliverartgallery.com

 

 

 

Joseph  Bennett  Pierre

 

 

“In The Glen” by Joseph Bennett Pierre

 

 

Joseph Bennett Pierre enjoyed drawing since the early age of six.  In 1970, at a low point in his life, he returned to his art. In college, he pursued a BA and MA in Fine Arts at New Jersey City University.  Joseph joined a group of African American artists, who displayed their artworks at the Urban League Gallery in New York City.  He also displayed his art in various libraries and other venues in New Jersey, where he resided.  A long hiatus ensued as Joe’s energies were focused on his career in education. He won outstanding awards in both teaching and administration.  We can see how his philosophy of art is his life mantra: “Art is forever evolving and one always learns something new.”

 

In 1995, Joseph’s interest in art was reignited as he dealt with the stress of care taking his ill mother.  Painting, drawing, and sculpture proved again, to be positive outlets!  In 2004, Joseph moved to North Palm Beach, FL with his wife and mother.  He enrolled in the Armory Art Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter, taking classes.  From 2005, his work has been exhibited at Lighthouse ArtCenter where “Tears of Haiti” won “Best Of Show”.  His painting, “Sharecropper” received Honorable Mention at a later exhibit there.  His artworks have shown in Sag Harbor, NY; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and he is currently at the Sarasota Art Center in Sarasota, FL.  His Solo exhibit in 2011 at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park,FL was a big success.

 

 

For more information  Call:  

618.645.0151    or        561.339.3314

For information about hanging your artwork here:

Call 561.339.3314

Gallery Square North  

385 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469

http://Artistsgallerytequesta.com/

 

 

 

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

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Martin Arts Invites Public To Opening Night Court Room Session IV, Showcasing Contemporary Art And Live Music On Saturday, December 4

MartinArts announces the fourth installment of “Court Room Sessions” at the Court House Cultural Center opening on Saturday, December 4.  Featured contemporary artists include: Enid Enrich Blechman, Rick Eggert, TD Gillispie, Jill Hotchkiss, Kevin Lawson, Kandy G. Lopez, Monica Lopez de Victoria and Thomas Stollar. Opening night will feature live musical performances by notable South Florida acts. Elise Raffa is curator and organizer of Court Room Sessions. This event is free and open to the public!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

7  –  11  PM

 

 

 

Artwork by Kandy Lopez

 

 

“What is most exciting to me about this exhibition is the wide range of work, concept and experience brought by each of the artists”, said Elise Raffa, curator, and organizer of Court Room Sessions.

 

 

 

Artwork by Thomas Stollar

 

 

Elise continues, “Everything spanning from film to textiles, photography, painting, mixed media, and site-specific installations will be on display”.

 

 

 

 

Artwork by TD Gillespie

 

 

 

Alongside an impressive roster of visual artists, the opening night will also feature live musical performances by notable South Florida acts American Sigh and LAVOLA, as well as the highly anticipated performance of Treasure Coast’s own, Sandman Sleeps, who formed during the quarantine of 2020, cultivating a full, energy packed, and dynamic indie/art rock sound while maintaining a sense of rawness and unpredictability in songwriting and delivery. 

 

 

 

Artwork by Enid Blechman

 

 

“It’s really nice to see Court Room Sessions happening again after the pandemic”, said Zack Jones, guitarist of Sandman Sleeps. “It feels like it’s been so long. I’m very happy to return with a new music project that I spent all my time working on while we were locked down, I’m beyond excited!”

 

 

 

Artwork by Rick Eggert

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676 or visit www.martinarts.org.

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

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

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RCK Gallery Invites Public To Free Event Saturday, December 4 With “Stuart Then And Now”, Live Band, Photos With Santa And Fifty Artists

RCK Owner, Robert Clay Kanzler has lit the creative fire for his December show on Saturday, December 4 by inviting 50 plus artists to rise to the task of creating a beautiful exhibit centered around the inspiring theme of “Stuart Then and Now”. You cannot imagine the large body of work these painters, photographers, and sculptors are sharing- you have to come and experience it! RCK Gallery highlights a local non-profit each month, which is supported with 25% of all art sales. December’s charity is Martin County Boys and Girls Club. Each month, a New Exhibit will open, so stay tuned! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Did we mention the 12 piece band, free champagne, and visit with Santa?

 

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021  

5 – 8 PM

The event  is free and open to the public

 

 

 

 Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

Painting by Chris Kling

 

 

This exhibition features a myriad of local talented painters, photographers, sculptors displaying paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures to create an exciting mix of color, texture and mood with something for everyone. 

 

 

 

Painting by Manon Sander

 

Visitors will enjoy the music of a 12 piece band on the sidewalk for Opening Night, photos with Santa, and complimentary champagne.

 

 

 

Painting by Debra Mannhalter

 

This Show runs through the end of December.  RCK Gallery is open every Friday night “Friday Night Out” 5-7  serving complimentary champagne.  All Sales to benefit Martin County Boys and Girls Club gallery donates 25% plus picks up the bill for special fundraiser events to benefit the charity.  You can Breath Easy! RCK has installed a Hospital Grade Air Purification System with you in mind.

 

 

Artwork by Kyle Terborg

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

January 7, 2022 – “Women Are From Venus”

February 4, 2022 – “Men Are From Mars”

March 4, 2022 – “God’s Light Into the Darkness”

April 15, 2022 – “Mary & Jesus”

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

 

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

Office:   11954 SE Dixie Hwy    Hobe Sound, FL 33455 

Phone:772.545.1255

bgcmartin.org

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEARN   MORE

 

 

 

 

LEARN     MORE

 

 

 

 

REGISTER   NOW

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.

RSVP

 

 

 

~~~~  NEW      MEMBERS     WELCOME  ~~~

 

 

 

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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Wellington Art Society Features Kimberly Perry Of Posh Design Studio As Speaker For November Meeting And Announces WAS 40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit “Celebration” Open Now Through December 31

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features speaker, Kimberly Perry of Posh Design Studio which represents local, national, and international artists to a VIP list of celebrity art collectors. The Wednesday, November 10 meeting is at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. To honor the WAS 40th Anniversary, a new exhibit, “CELEBRATION” will be available as a virtual art show NOW through December 31. Proceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  November 10, 2021

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

K I M B E R L Y      P E R R Y

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Perry Owner and Curator of Posh Design Studio

 

 

Kimberly Perry is the owner and curator of Posh Design Studio in Delray Beach, Florida, where she represents over 30 local, national and international artists.  Posh is a thriving art gallery that services all types of homes, businesses and interior designers. Her gallery consists of original paintings, sculptures, glass art, fine art photography, home décor and unique gifts.  She has an extensive VIP List of celebrity art collectors across the country. 

 

 

 

Interior view of Posh Design Studio

 

Kimberly is also an Abstract Artist and a Professional Color Consultant. She specializes in the psychological and physiological effects of color on human beings. She creates colorful solutions for architectural and interior design projects. Kimberly is the daughter of world-renowned artist, DeVon Cunningham, who is featured in the Smithsonian Institute.  Her obsession with art began at the age of five, when she attended her dad’s first art exhibition. She has spent a lifetime attending art shows, festivals and art galleries across the country with her dad. 

 

 

Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Arts and Science from Michigan State University. She is constantly researching and developing her skills as an art consultant and curator for her gallery. Her passion and energy are fueled by her desire to support the art community and spread love, joy and beauty to the world.  She currently resides in Manhattan, NY and Delray Beach, FL with her husband Scott Perry, General Manager of the New York Knicks.  To learn more about Kimberly Perry and Posh Design Studio, visit www.PoshDesignStudio.net 

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Announces 

Virtual Art Show “Celebration” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bonnie Bluebird” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce the first virtual art show of the season, “CELEBRATION”, a juried virtual art show showing now through December 31, 2021. This exhibit features ten artists and 35 original works of art by WAS members, including mixed media art on canvas, black and white photography, sculptures and an array of paintings, using various mediums.

 

 

“Serena Williams” by Charles Moses

 

 

All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

“The Angry Man” by Janine

The artists that will be exhibiting are: 

 

 

 

Joe Marcou ⋅ Rachel Laub ⋅ Carol India ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Janine Sabinsky ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Nancy Tilles ⋅ Del Foxton

 

 

“The Light Within” by Del Foxton

 

 

 

Celebration Virtual Art Show is a free on-line event which will be presented through Kunstmatrix, which is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated virtual exhibition space. Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an option.

For more information about “Celebration” or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org 

 

 

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 or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

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RCK Gallery In Downtown Stuart Offers Immersive “Clay’s Florida” Exhibition. Free Public Grand Opening Reception On Friday, November 5th During The Creek Art Walk.

Robert “Clay” Kanzler’s dreams demand action, but not only for himself… Clay’s vision involves local artists and local charities, who all benefit from RCK Gallery‘s presence. Stop by  Friday, November 5 for the Grand Opening of “Clay’s Florida”.  This breathtaking exhibition of Clay’s own artistry details his personal Florida connections.  You will be intoxicated by the manuscript woven through this large body of paintings, print images, and photographsRCK Gallery highlights a local non-profit each month, which is supported with 25% of all art sales. November’s charity is House of Hope. Each month, a New Exhibit will open, so stay tuned! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Keep an eye on RCK Gallery, because you won’t want to miss a single event!

 

 

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

Friday, November 5, 2021  

5 – 7 PM

 

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart,  FL 34994

 772-403-3153

 

 

 

 Open Every Friday  5 – 7 pm           Or By Appointment

 

 

 

Artwork by Robert “Clay” Kanzler 

 

Buckle Up!  The Grand Opening Reception of “CLAY’S FLORIDA” is a once-in-a-lifetime ride with renowned artist Robert “Clay” Kanzler. He wows us as we take a 50 year retrospective exhibiting his large body of images that are combined with his riveting story telling.

 

 

Artwork by Robert “Clay” Kanzler 

 

 

Robert “Clay” Kanzler tells The Rickie Report, ” I am so excited and blessed to have been able to open the beautiful RCK Gallery on Colorado Avenue.  My goal as artist/owner is to bring exciting art from all over the country to our beloved Stuart, while also helping our neighbors in need.”  He goes on to explain that, “RCK Gallery selects a different local charity to support each month, and we donate 25% of the gallery’s profits to them”.

 

 

 

Artwork by Robert “Clay” Kanzler 

RCK Gallery is located in the beautiful Historic area of Stuart.  The season line-up includes  9 completely different shows to entice you with, along with Clay’s usual Friday Night Out cocktail receptions, late night dances, fundraisers, lectures, and red carpet events! RCK Selects a different local charity to support each month, and donates 25% of the galleries profits to them. House of Hope is the Charity for the month of November, which is doing so much in our community to feed and take care of our friends who need our help.

 

 

Installation of Artwork by Robert “Clay” Kanzler 

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G       S C H E D U L E:

December 4, 2021 – “Stuart Then and Now”

January 7, 2022 – “Women Are From Venus”

February 4, 2022 – “Men Are From Mars”

March 4, 2022 – “God’s Light Into the Darkness”

April 15, 2022 – “Mary & Jesus”

April 22, 2022 – “Alice Murdoch”

May 6, 2022 – “Installation with Cheryl Maeder”

June 3, 2022 – “Bits and Pieces”

 

For information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, or becoming involved with RCK Gallery please contact April Terborg, Director.  

 

RCK GALLERY

614 S Colorado Ave.    Stuart Fl 34994

 

 772-403-3153

Email: aprilterborg@gmail.com

 

 

House of Hope

 

 

2484 SE Bonita Street   Stuart, FL 34997-5004

Phone: 772-286-HOPE (4673)
Fax: 772-286-7696

info@hohmartin.org

 

 

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Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens Friday November, 5 And Continues To Celebrate A New Season On Saturday, November 6 With Special Films With Isaac Julien, Artworks By Wilma Bulkin Siegel And Penni Weinberg, Plus A Special Jewelry Sale Of Cōlléct

Season begins! Whitespace The Mordes Collection Opens on Friday evening November 5 and Saturday daytime on November 6! Featured will be a Short Film Collection by Isaac Julien (also available every 3rd Wednesday of the Month), “2nd, 3rd, & 4th Generation Holocaust Survivors” with Wilma Bulkin Siegel, “Color Me Happy” with Penni Weinberg, and a Jewelry Sale from Cōlléct!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This event is COVID compliant – Mask Required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Whitespace Collection

 

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Posh Design Studio In Delray Beach Announces Grand Opening Reception Of “Seasons Of Change” Featuring Extraordinary Artworks Saturday, November 6.

Kimberly Perry, owner and curator of Posh Design Studio located in the Delray Marketplace in Delray Beach announces a Grand Opening of “Season of Change” art exhibition.  Enjoy an experience of a lifetime with artwork that will uplift and refresh your soul.  Posh Design Studio is a thriving art gallery that services all types of homes, businesses, and interior designers. This exhibition will be open through April 1, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9169 West Atlantic Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33446

561.591.3680

 

 

Gallery Hours:  

Monday  through Thursday   11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday  11 am – 8 pm

Sunday  Noon – 6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Opening Reception

 

 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

5 – 8 pm

 

 

This exhibit runs through April 1, 2022

 

 

 

Posh Design Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Perry Owner and Curator of Posh Design Studio

 

 

Kimberly Perry is the owner and curator of Posh Design Studio in Delray Beach, Florida, where she represents over 30 local, national and international artists.  Posh is a thriving art gallery that services all types of homes, businesses and interior designers.

 

 

 

 

Original artwork by Suzanne Barton

 

 

Come and enjoy an experience of a lifetime at Posh Design Studio.  Local and National artists are exhibiting colorful, vibrant and uplifting art to refresh your soul and your surroundings as well as a collection of tranquil and serene art pieces to calm your spirit.  Come and enjoy the exhibit and find a beautiful piece of art to take home as a moment. We are sure it will become a family heirloom.

 

 

Original artwork by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

Her gallery consists of original paintings, sculptures, glass art, fine art photography, home décor and unique gifts.  She has an extensive VIP List of celebrity art collectors across the country.

 

 

 

Original artwork by Jeff Elson

 

Kimberly is also an Abstract Artist and a Professional Color Consultant. She specializes in the psychological and physiological effects of color on human beings. She creates colorful solutions for architectural and interior design projects. 

 

 

 

 

 

Original artwork by Jay Harmon

 

 

Kimberly is the daughter of world-renowned artist, DeVon Cunningham, who is featured in the Smithsonian Institute.  Her obsession with art began at the age of five, when she attended her dad’s first art exhibition. She has spent a lifetime attending art shows, festivals and art galleries across the country with her dad. 

 

 

 

 

Original art by Al Latorre

 

 

Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Arts and Science from Michigan State University. She is constantly researching and developing her skills as an art consultant and curator for her gallery. Her passion and energy are fueled by her desire to support the art community and spread love, joy and beauty to the world.  

 

 

Original art by Kimberly Perry

 

 

She currently resides in Manhattan, NY and Delray Beach, FL with her husband Scott Perry, General Manager of the New York Knicks.  To learn more about Kimberly Perry and Posh Design Studio, visit www.PoshDesignStudio.net.

 

 

 

Posh Design Studio

Delray Marketplace       Suite # 104

9169 West Atlantic Ave.  Delray Beach, FL 33446

561.591.3680

Gallery Hours:  

Monday  through Thursday   11 am – 7 pm

Friday and Saturday  11 am – 8 pm

Sunday  Noon – 6 pm

 

http://www.poshdesignstudio.net/

 

 

 

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