5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour Offers Free Guide To Artists’ Workspaces And Galleries Saturday, March 6 And Sunday, March 7

Meet thirty highly creative regional artists and craftspeople at the 5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on March 6 & 7 , 2021.  This Free event brings art lovers to 21 different studios with a self-guided map. At the studios, watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.












MARCH 6 & 7, 2021  



10 am – 5 pm  each day






“Day Dream” by Torenzo Gann



A free tour booklet is provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work.





Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez



Art Explorers can see which artist interests them the most and plan their weekend accordingly.



Ceramics by Candy Walsh


These booklets can be picked up in several local businesses: CourtHouse Cultural Center, Stuart Art Supply, Elliott Museum, Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor, Red Barn Furniture, Palm Room of Harbour Bay Plaza, to name only a few.  You may go to MCOST.org to see a listing of all the studios. Each studio will have extra booklets to give out.




Mark Stall in his photography studio




Laura Kay Darvil in her jewelry studio



MCOST TOUR  is held in the communities of Martin County including Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Salerno, Stuart and Jensen Beach.


“Simplify Your Life” by Jim and Tess Dirks


Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!




Mermaid’s Box by Barbara Bucci




The  Artists:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Barb Bucci

James DeMartis

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Curt Whiticar

Lynne Barletta

Angela Krogen

Barry Greff

Renee Keil

Chris Kling

Sheryl Levine

Lynn Morgan

Sally Pearson

Katie Gianni

Jim Dirks

Diana Rell Dean

Billie-Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Mark Stall

Skip Hartzell

Cheryl Cote

Mallo Bisset

Candy Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Dot Galfond

Sue Klahne

Jane Baldridge

Torenzo Gann




For more information:





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

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Amauri Torezan’s Paintings are Featured at Arthouse 429

Amauri Torezan had been hiding his artwork in plain sight…until now!  When The Rickie Report shares opportunities for artists and crafters to network, we honestly hope you will take advantage of them.  Amauri is a perfect example, as he attended one of Arthouse 429’s Marketing Seminars with Raquel Williams, Ilene Adams and Rickie Leiter.  While Amauri had been selling artwork on his own previously, he did not have gallery representation.  This interview with Amauri explores the process he went through and shares some of his colorful artistry that is now being shown at Arthouse 429. His colorful acrylic abstracts will make you happy!





Amauri Torezan with "To

Amauri Torezan with “Tourada”



TRR:  What specific types of art experiences influenced you while growing up?


I grew up in the big city of São Paulo,Brazil.  I always had access to many sources of art such as public art workshops, museums, street art and so on. Cartoons also played important role in my artistic formation.



TRR:  Why did you keep your abstract art at a personal level when you moved to the US. ?


I was just making art to please myself, without any intentions to show it to anybody.  I have been creating art since was born, I guess. It got more intense as a teenager, but I began painting bigger pieces in 2011.



"City Lights" by Amauri Torezan

“City Lights” by Amauri Torezan



TRR:  What are your favorite mediums? (Are there mediums you tried but prefer others?)


 My main medium is Acrylic paint. I also like to work with collage, which I haven’t done much of lately. Photo collage is something that pleases me a lot.



"Sparkling Wheel" by Amauri Torezan

“Sparkling Wheel” by Amauri Torezan

TRR: What helps keep you inspired to create?


What helps me to keep inspired is the audience feedback, which is always related with the happiness that the colors of my work transmit to them. It’s always a great feeling to know that my artwork is bringing moments of happiness to people . It feels like my contribution to a happier world.



"Empire of the Spider" by Amauri Torezan

“Empire of the Spider” by Amauri Torezan

TRR: Please tell us about your experience at the Marketing Seminars at Arthouse 429.


It was great. I am always trying to educate myself.  It’s great when you find a source of information like these seminars, with experienced people with a lot of knowledge to share.


TRR:  How did you join the Arthouse 429 team?


When I attended the Marketing Seminars and visited the gallery, I felt that my work could fit there.  I had to apply for it and then I was invited to bring some pieces to the gallery for analysis.  Arthouse 429 Manager, Mary Coyle, later came to visit my studio. Then my work went to the gallery to be shown!




"Gratitude" by Amauri Torezan

“Gratitude” by Amauri Torezan

TRR:  You have had many exhibitions, especially in Miami. Do you paint full time?


My artistry is my full time devotion.  I recently had an exhibit at Conception Art Fair during the Art Basel 2014.  My collaborative work with the renowned sculptor, Gino Miles, was recently shown in Los Angeles (January 15-18,2015) at the LA Convention Center for the LA Art Show.

Click Here to See Video of Amauri Working on this Collaboration:



TRR: Any advice for emerging artists?


The work of an artist goes way beyond just creating art.  Learn as much as possible about the art business.  Educate yourself, then apply what you have learned into hard work until you see that EVERYTHING that you could have done is done.


"Photo Bomb" by Amauri Torezan

“Photo Bomb” by Amauri Torezan


For more information about Amauri’s art pieces please contact: Arthouse429 located at 429 25th Street  West Palm Beach, FL 33407.  Call 561.231.0429  or visit: www.arthouse429.com


The next Art Marketing Seminars take place:

Tuesday, February 3rd


 Tuesday February 10th  7 – 9 pm

at Arthouse429

To register:



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



“Marketing Your Art to Galleries” Seminars With Rickie, Ilene, and Raquel Are Open For Registration

If you have been wondering how other artists arrange for their artwork to be shown in galleries, this is your opportunity! Under the auspices of Arthouse429, Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Raquel Williams will present “The Art of Marketing Your Art” in a two-part series. Pre-registration is required. We are proud to announce a success story from our first seminars!  The artwork of one of the seminar attendees, Amauri Torezin, has been been accepted into Arthouse 429! The Rickie Report shares the details about the next seminars here.  




The Art of Marketing Your Art

presented by

Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Raquel Williams


ArtHouse 429 in Northwood

Session 1: February 3rd  | 7 – 9 pm

Session 2: February 10th | 7 – 9 pm

429 25th Street       West Palm Beach, FL 33407






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What are galleries looking for

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Marketing your work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…



To sign up or get more details contact Ilene : ileneadams@gmail.com

To register:





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



To Market, To Market…….What Are You Waiting For?

Rickie’s “Two Foot Rule”

Throughout my life, no matter what my career, profession, involvement in volunteering for small  and large organizations, or other miscellaneous activities, I found that Rickie’s “Two Foot Rule” often came into play and now is the time to share that secret with you.

“Whenever anyone comes within 2 feet of you – tell them what you are involved in!”

Are you reading this, wondering where to begin? The Rickie Report recommends that you start by making a list of all of the people you come in contact with: family, friends, neighbors, those people you “like” on Facebook, Twitter or other social media.  Do not forget to include your hairdresser, dentist (and the office staff), doctors (and their office staff), dry cleaner and favorite barrista. We are serious – make a list!  Be sure to include your insurance agent (health, auto, home) as well as your auto mechanic.

Tell everyone you know what you are creating.  You don’t have to be pushy.  Your enthusiasm, excitement, and even your confusion of where to go next with your project, will offer people an insight into your creativity.  Connecting with someone in a social situation can be as simple as saying, “Look at my new business cards!  I’m so excited about sharing them!”     If you do not have business cards – go to The Rickie Report Archives October 21, 2011.  Read. Order. Distribute. Re-order. Continue to Distribute.

By sharing  your ideas, their curiosity will be peaked. They will want to hear more about your techniques,  your product, your successes, and your learning experiences.  We don’t believe in failures – every failure is a learning experience.

The Rickie Report recently presented a marketing program to the South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild to share and elicit ideas about marketing their creative wares.  Many suggestions came from our discussion.  Make a short video or power point presentation showing how you go through the steps of developing your art.  Show photos of the various steps from beginning to end.  Bring along some of your materials.  Present a demonstration of your creative process.

Will people buy your product?  Maybe.  But they will tell others about you.  Creating a buzz factor about your work and your journey is what leads other people to join with you.

The Rickie Report empathises with the artists and artisans who apply to numerous juried shows throught the year and may feel challenged not only to create but to market themselves as well. 

Is it time for you to consider paying someone to handle your marketing?  Would hiring a high school student a few hours a month help keep your jpgs in order?   We are amazed at how often a Rickie Report staff member will attend a show and be surprised to see one of our faithful readers in a booth selling their beautiful art pieces!  When you are accepted into a show, be sure to send out press releases to the local media and to your customer list! 

Now, go forth and talk and share!

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