Carl Schneider Collaborates With Mother Nature As He Creates One-Of-A-Kind Wood Turned Pieces At Artisans On The Ave

Carl Schneider turns discarded and reclaimed pieces of wood into awe inspiring functional and decorative artworks.  Artisans On The Ave features Carl’s wood artistry at a free reception on Wednesday, February 27Carl will be speaking about his works as you peruse his varied designs. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.









Free, Public Opening Reception:

Wednesday, February 27 


6  –  9   pm


Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm


Wood artistry by Carl Schneider




What is wood turning? How is it different from wood cutter? How one can find a piece of wood that will be transformed into a future beautiful vase or a mirror frame? Artisans On The Ave’s  wood turner artist, Carl Schneider, will answer all these questions and share some other secrets of his work. 


Wood Turned Vase by Carl Schneider





Carl loves collaborating with Mother Nature to create useful and beautiful objects from wood. He relates, “These objects combine the art of nature and the nature of the artist.” After trees are cut down for other reasons, artists like Carl extend the trees’ lives by creating objects that people will use, enjoy, and last an eternity.



Wood turned vessel by Carl Schneider





Carl Schneider is a retired electronic engineer. In 1997 after taking a wood-turning class, he became so passionate about wood turning that he joined two chapters of the American Association of Wood Turners! He perfected his skills by attending hands-on workshops with many professional world class wood-turners. He creates many types of pieces, enhancing the natural character of wood and embellishing them with texturing, carving and coloring. Carl demonstrates and teaches wood-turning at the Palm Beach County Wood Turners workshop and his own studio. Carl sells many of his turnings and wins awards at art exhibits. Carl has been a member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art Guild and participates at local galleries.



Wood Turned piece by Carl Schneider



For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460






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Palms, Palms and More Palms! Use Palm Branches and Leaves to Create a One-of-a-Kind Basket!

The basket artistry of Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni  is awesome – but NOT impossible!   They will teach YOU techniques and designs that will bring branches and leaves to life again! Mary is offering a special three-part workshop in December. The Rickie Report shares the details here. This will make a great holiday gift – a class where they will learn how create their own designs!








EarthArt Creative Baskets



maryTropical Basket Art




The featured weaving material is queen palm inflorescence that has been carefully selected, then cleaned and dried over several weeks. The woods used for turning can be found curbside or purchased from an exotic collection. Each and every sculpture starts with the gathering and preparation of material, always mindful not to bruise or harm any trees or plants. The artistic workmanship is a combination of weaving and turning and the process may take weeks based on the complexity of the design.






Mary and Teri

Mary and Teri


Mary Catello


Mary has always enjoyed expressing her creativity. She was a trendsetting salon owner and stylist in New York City where creating masterpieces of tresses was her art form. Simultaneously, she opened The MaryGrace Institute; the first accredited Nail Technology School in New York. At MaryGrace students were taught, along with basic nail theory and practical lessons, award-winning techniques in airbrushing, 3-dimensional and multi-media nail art.




"Lady" by Mary Catello

“Lady” by Mary Catello

In 1994, after selling her salon and school, Mary relocated to South Florida and began taking classes in sketching, acrylics and water colors. But her true passion began when she met a basket weaver in Sedona, Arizona. Mary was inspired and a fiber artist was born!
Mary took only two basket weaving classes with internationally-known weavers, Flo Hoppe and Mary Hetts. She was introduced to palm inflorescence by Judy Briscoe, another basket weaver. On her own she began to experiment with size and materials determined to transform the traditional basket into art, and art it is! Her work is unique and identifiable.



Collaboration by Mary and Teri

Collaboration by Mary and Teri



Teri Salomoni


Teri has experienced both commercial and community recognition. She worked with Saks Fifth Avenue designing and decorating their floor and window displays at the Boca Raton, Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens locations. She designed windows at the Nicole Miller boutiques in South Beach and Boca Raton. At sea, she was commissioned by Princess Cruise Lines to decorate their fleet for the holidays. 
In 2002, she partnered in a public art project “Flamingos in the Gables” and, in 2003, Teri assisted a local ceramic artist with an installation to beautify parks in urban areas. Also, that year, Teri was commissioned by the Broward County Art Teacher Association to make metal sculptures for their annual conferences.




Artwork by Terri Salmoni

Artwork by Teri Salomoni

In recent years, Teri found her passion in wood turning. To learn this art, Teri, studied with three local masters — Tim Rowe, Gerhard Schwenke and Lee Sky. She also studied with national masters, Bonnie Klien and Mark St. Ledger, and international master Marilyn Cambell. Teri’s mom taught her the basics of weaving but Teri took that to a new level by adding her love of wood. This mixed medium, wood and palm inflorescence, combined with the skills of weaving and wood turning, makes each one of Teri’s vessels truly unique!






Currently their work is on permanent display at:



  • Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth,
  • Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St Petersburg
  • The Stranahan House in Ft Lauderdale.
  • Annually at The Barn Gallery for the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation event.



Their work has been selected to be displayed at The Fairchild Garden and the Miami Botanical Gardens Art Shows, both in Miami, and the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach. In February 2013, they received the Elizabeth Geisler Award for Excellence and a First Place ribbon by the Venetian Basket Weavers Guild in Venice Florida for 2 pieces. Mary also presides over the newly- formed South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild which meets monthly. It is a great opportunity to network with other people interested in fiber arts and basketry.



For private commission work, customizations, exhibition requests or price inquiries, contact

561 665 0092 or email



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AR Gallery Invites You to Grand Opening Reception in Delray Beach

An exciting new art gallery makes its debut in Artists Alley, located in Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach Florida, with a sophisticated selection of original artworks from emerging and celebrated artists with a collectible price point.  Amy Reshefsky Gallery will feature contemporary paintings, sculptures, photography and works on paper. The Rickie Report shares the details and expects to see you there!



AR  Gallery


Grand Opening Reception

Thursday, February 20th

6:00 – 9:30 pm

AR Gallery Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday, Noon – 4PM and  by  appointment

  340 Northeast 4 Street    Delray Beach, Florida 33444



Amy Reshefsky



An exciting new art gallery makes its debut in Artists Alley, located in Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach Florida, with a sophisticated selection of original artworks from emerging and celebrated artists with a collectible price point.   AR Gallery, a contemporary art gallery featuring paintings, sculptures, photography, and works on paper, is located at:  340 Northeast 4 Street    Delray Beach, Florida 33444


The gallery will be celebrating its Grand Opening on Thursday, February 20th with a reception from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. All are welcomed to attend the reception, have an opportunity to meet the gallery owner and exhibiting artists, and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres.


Amy and Josh By the Railroad Track:


The Grand Opening Exhibition, which runs through March 10th, will showcase paintings by artist Amy Reshefsky noted nationally and abroad, whose colorful, dramatic abstracts on canvas and glass and reclaimed wood, depict observations of crafted and contemporary visions.   AR Gallery is introducing in it’s Grand Opening exhibit artist, Josh von Nonn. His work is featured with a piece titled  “North American Stalwart”.




AR Gallery will present ten exhibitions in the coming year featuring original artwork by emerging and established artists whose work embody contemporary, abstract and modernist aesthetics.  AR Gallery would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to Evan of Independent Design, Roni of Roni Lefcort Consulting, Claudio and Joe of Camilucci Signs, and a cast of many for adding their expert hand, and resources, and support in helping to make Amy’s vision for a gallery in Artists Alley into a reality.


About Amy Reshefsky


Amy Reshefsky is sourcing and placing art for private collectors, interior design firms, corporations, architects, as well as first-time buyers. Amy’s experience and well-established relationships throughout the art world, domestically and abroad, provides access to works by both emerging and renowned artists, as well as access to works for sale. Amy and her staff have the unique ability to understand and enrich each individual client, providing art that best serves his or her vision, space, privacy, and resources.


Amy tells The Rickie Report, “This new gallery/studio space is in a warehouse setting which allows for larger projects inspiring  my creative vision. Within this scope I am able to produce and show affordable work which I can offer directly to the art buyer. I also look forward to collaborating with quest artists, assembling powerful events and introducing collectors to pricing that makes a difference to support the arts and artists at large.”



Amy’s background includes studies at the College of Fine Arts, she also maintains a permanent exhibit at AR Gallery in Delray Beach Florida and in 806 Gallery and Sotherby’s in Quebec, Canada.  As of February 20th, 2014 her vision towards expanding, contributing and endorsing the community of Artists Alley becomes a new business effort in the form of a studio work-space which acts as a gallery and event venue towards the Arts.




* Parking available on site and in the public parking areas thru-out downtown Delray. The Delray Downtowner  (offering free rides 11 am to 11 pm)  can be reached by calling 561- 702- 8519 and a tram will arrive within minutes to take you and your quests to Artists Alley in Pineapple Grove.


AR Gallery Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday, 12 Noon – 4PM and  by  appointment.   Call 561.444.9989 or E-mail:    Web-site:     Facebook: TheArtofAmyReshefsky



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