53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 23-24 At South Florida Fairgrounds. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 23-24 at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like.

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

The 53rd Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 24, 2019

 10 am – 5 pm

 

Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00  or  2-day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:

www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

Something for the whole family!

 

 

Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.

 

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Wide range of educational activities and exhibits:

Demonstrations Include:

Gem & Mineral Society members’ skills learned in club classes

 Faceting

Cabochon making

Chain making

Bead stringing 

AND More…

Palm Beach Museum of Natural History

Speakers

 

Great Shopping, Geode Cracking, Fossil Dig, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes!

 

 

 

Learning is Fun!

 

 

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Hourly Door Prizes

 Grand Door Prize

Kids Activities

 

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks, shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc., which are affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members are able to participate in activities sponsored by these organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 17th and 18th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 52nd annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 17th and 18th at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like.

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

The 52nd Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 18, 2018

 10 am – 5 pm

 

Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00 or 2 day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:

www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.

 

Geodes!

 

 

The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. We will also have speakers.

 

Great Shopping, Geode Cracking, Fossil Dig, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes!

 

 

 

Learning is Fun!

 

 

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Demonstrations

Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities

 

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks,

shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the

organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of
Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies,
Inc., which are affiliated with the American
Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members
are able to participate in activities sponsored by
these organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Studio Residents Patt Cavanagh, Susan Nash, Erica Howat, Sandra Kuba And Evan Sahlman Exhibit At Armory Annex

Art works by 2015-2016 Armory Annex Studio Residents Patt Cavanagh, Susan Nash, Erica Howat, Sandra Kuba and Evan Sahlman are on exhibit at the Armory Lake Worth Annex.  The show runs  through May 20, 2016 and deserves a visit!  These Artist Residents were selected through a rigorous process before their actual work began in October.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The Annex Exhibit is Free and Open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays.

 

 

 

 

 

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1121 Lucerne Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

Annex Studio Residents’

Collective Exhibition

 

 

Now Through May 20, 2016 

1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Annex Gallery Hours:

 Wednesday – Saturday  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

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Pat Cavanagh   “Opus 70 Round And Round”

 

 

 

Patt Cavanagh works with Acrylic paint and at times with mixed media. The pieces to be exhibited and the Annex Studio Residents’ show is abstract and minimal work inspired by nature and music. Past exhibitions include Small Works at JF Gallery in West Palm Beach FL. 2014, Small Works/Big Art and Vermont Contemporary at Gallery-in-the-Field in Brandon, VT. She has participated in juried and invitational exhibitions in Vermont, New Jersey, Chicago, and San Francisco. Patt was a resident artist at Vermont Studio Center in 1986, 1988, 1991-1995, and 1998. She attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, and State University of New York. Patt is learning to play the piano, likes to write poetry, and has an avid interest in urban design.

 

 

 

 

 

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Erica Howat “Woven Vessel”

 

 

 

Erica Howat began taking classes and workshops in 2008 to learn fiber art techniques after ending her 30-year restaurant career. Howat started her studio residency at the Annex so she could have a space to experiment with design and technique with a focus of showing her work. Drawn to organic fiber, Howat expresses her attraction to texture and form through tapestry weaving, knotting, and basket making. Materials such as yarn, paper, twine, leather, ribbon, reed and natural flora, rocks, and pods are combined into the pieces. Erica said, “Inspiration from the form, texture, and wildness of certain materials brings about a creative flow to make a piece that emphasizes the unique, natural beauty that grows around us and which may otherwise be taken for granted.”

 

 

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Sandra Kuba “Les Soeurs”

 

 

 

Sandra Kuba is a fiber and clay artist. She studies clay sculpture, hand building, and fiber art at the Armory Art Center and has traveled extensively to workshops to learn felting techniques. Sandra said, “I love how wool fibers are magically transformed, experimenting with a variety of raw wools and silks, and hand-felting by layering and building with unexpected materials.”

 

 

 

 

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Susan Nash “Seascape 2”

 

 

 

 

Susan Nash paints landscape, still life, and life-size figures. She has exhibited in numerous galleries, primarily in NYC and the east end of Long Island. Susan earned her B.A. in Art at the University of Bridgeport, CT. She studied at Academia de Belli Arte, Firenze, Italia, Art Students League, New York, NY, and National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, NY. She was a still life prize recipient from the National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, NY. Susan has been featured in The New York Times and Dan’s Paper of Bridgehampton, NY. Susan said, “I am drawn to the luminosity of water and sky, be it at the water’s edge or in my mind’s eye. Both the sea and sky resonate with me in a very personal way.”

 

 

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Evan Sahlman “Self-portrait”

 

Evan Sahlman works in paint and ceramic sculpture. He earned his BFA at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He serves as an artist assistant and Annex Coordinator. Evan lives in West Palm Beach with his wife Chelsae Anne who is a portrait photographer. Together “they challenge each other to pursue a life based in and around the fine arts.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Art On Park Announces Classes For Adults And Youth, Networking Event for Artists, Studio Rental Space And More

Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, announces numerous classes and workshops for youth and adults, original art exhibits, a networking event for artists (April 25th), studio space rental and exhibit space rentals.   The Rickie Report shares all of the details here.  The end of April and month of May are full of opportunities!

 

 

 

 

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APBC Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33460

561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

“SCAPES  2016  EXHIBIT”

Now Through May 13th

 

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Working Studio Space Available:

APBC Art on Park Gallery is seeking a working artists who needs studio space.

As of today, a studio/display spaces is available.

The space is approximately 10′ wide, 5′ deep and 10′ high on the back wall.

The rental fee is $150/month for a 6 month lease. First and last required to start.

The artist must be a member of APBC.

Please call the Gallery if you are interested.

First come, first served, upon approval of the Gallery Management Committee,

which reserves the right of refusal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County

Artist Sharing Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2016

7 to 9 PM

 

 

 

Please join us for an evening of networking and sharing Artist to Artist.

Meet other artists who live in Palm Beach County and share your work with them.

Learn from others and contribute your insights to the group.

Please bring one piece of your work to display.

Everyone will have an opportunity to describe their work and share with the group.

Please bring a snack or drink to put on the table.

Free and open to all artists who live in, or are visiting Palm Beach County,

Open to non-members.

Please RSVP to 561-345-2842 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you an artist interested in having a solo exhibit or coordinating a student exhibit?

The Gallery is available for these possibilities.

Inquire by responding by calling 561-345-2842.

 

CLASSES 

May, 2016

 

 

 

MARSHA BHAGWANSINGH

 

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ongoing Classes in Drawing and Painting
Bring your projects and materials and paint or draw with guidance. Schedule classes at your convenience and move at your own pace. $15.00 per hour.

 

 

 

THURSDAY CLASSES:

 

Thursday May 26th

Composition in Art and Linear Perspective Workshop

6:00pm – 8:30pm
Students MUST pre-register in advance

561 507 4527

$35.00

 

 

This workshop introduces the basics of composition in art and linear perspective. Lessons include creating depth and recession on a 2D surface, placing focal points, leading the eye, balancing a composition, scale, texture, size, vanishing points and more.
Medium: Graphite and/or Colored Pencils

 

 

 

FRIDAY CLASSES:

Friday, May 13, 2016

Young at Art Night

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Bring a drink or snack

MUST RSVP 561 507 4527

$35.00 all materials provided

 

 

Come relax and explore with guided instruction for a creative adventure in painting, mandala making, hand-building with clay, pottery, mosaic making etc. Bring an edible or potable treat and take home a work of art made by you.

 

This week’s project: Visit the `events’ page at www.littlefirestudios.info for more info.

 

Saturday Classes:

 

Saturday May 7th

Painting Seas and Coastlines Workshop

 
In this workshop you’ll learn the properties of seas, waves, and coastlines and the accompanying features such as shorelines, rocks, sea foam, reflections etc.
Medium: Oil or Acrylic

 

 

Saturday May 21st

Drawing the Human Face Workshop

 

This workshop teaches the basics of portrait drawing from observing the human head at various angles, to the proportions of the head and face, to studies of facial features. Students should already possess a working knowledge of drawing and shading along with an understanding of light and shadow.

 

Medium: Graphite

 

 

 

SUNDAY CLASSES:
12:30 – 3:30pm

 

Students  MUST pre-register in advance

561 507 4527

$35.00

 

Sunday May 1st This week’s project: Making a Mother’s Day Card
Sunday May 8th This week’s project: Making a Paper House
Sunday May 15th This week’s project: Painting a mandala
Sunday May 22nd This week’s project: Painting a Sunset
Sunday May 29th This week’s project: Constructing with Craft Sticks

 

 

Poetry Writing Class
with John Vincent Palozzi
Every Saturday (unless noted)
10AM to 12PM
$20 / person / class

 

 

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Mr. Palozzi is Vice President of Poets of the Palm Beaches.
He has been conducting poetry classes and workshops for over 20 years.
Learn about poetry and how to write poetry by taking this class.
Students 16 and older are welcome.
Space is limited.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please reserve your spot by calling the Gallery at 561-345-2842 AT LEAST THREE DAYS BEFORE. Leave a message if no one answers.

 

 

 

 

 

Creating Collage Class
with John Vincent Palozzi
Every Saturday (unless noted)
1PM to 3PM
$10 / person / class

 

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Mr. Palozzi is Vice President of Artists of Palm Beach County.
He has been a collage artist for over 20 years.
Learn about collage and how to create collage by taking this class.
Please bring scissors and a glue stick. All other materials are provided.
Students 16 and older are welcome. Younger children are welcome with adult supervision.
Space is limited.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please reserve your spot by calling the Gallery at 561-345-2842 AT LEAST THREE DAYS BEFORE. Leave a message if no one answers.

 

 

 

For more information about upcoming exhibits, other classes and workshops and hours, please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead And Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds November 21 and 22

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming! There is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event! On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes, rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list! The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings. We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

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GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY

  • The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.
  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org.

 

 

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Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.

 

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Gemstones, Pearls, Glass beads and so much More!

 (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!

 

 

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Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities

(Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

 

 

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Fine Jewelry  (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

For more information about this Show or the activities of the Gem and Mineral Society of The Palm Beaches, please visit: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

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

49th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Will Offer Delights For All Ages

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event!  On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes,rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list!  The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings.  We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

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GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY

 

The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.

  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children.

 

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org.

 

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Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.

 

 

 

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Fine Jewelry (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!

 

 

 

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Fossils (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities 

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

 

 

Jewelry makers will find loose beads, strands, pearls, gemstones, glass, wood, semi-precious stones and findings.

 

 

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Photo Courtesy of GMS

 

For more information about this Show or the activities of the Gem and Mineral Society of The Palm Beaches, please visit: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

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

OSGS Presents Special Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibit

OSGS continues to stretch its wings and bring a wide variety of artwork to its walls.  The Rickie Report urges you not to miss the current exhibit of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work at this Northwood gallery.  Jimmy Lee’s paintings bring us back to a genre most would call Folk Art.  In fact, his work was prominent at the Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life.  His Alabama roots are intertwined with those of OSGS owners, Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz Smykla.  His message is universal.  Paint, create, celebrate life!  Here are the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

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OSGS

Presents Paintings by

Jimmy Lee Sudduth

 

500 Northwood Road    W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

TRR:

This Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibition is different from your previous ones.  Please tell our readers more about its significance.

OSGS:

We recently have had some conversations with a private art collector about a collaboration with OSGS.  The conversation went well enough that we’ve been offered three Jimmy Lee Sudduth paintings to exhibit here at OSGS. The name may not ring a bell (as there are many artists in the world) but he’s an artist that not only hits close to home for myself but also with the trending art market for ‘outsider art’, ‘folk art’, and ‘self-taught Southern artists’.  Jimmy Lee is no longer living as he passed away in 2007 (in his 90s). His connection with OSGS is that we have roots in Alabama and Jimmy Lee was born and raised in Fayette, Alabama which is where he spent his entire life.  Also, our exhibited pieces will not be for sale. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Three Boys”

 

 

TRR:

Art lovers will have an unexpected opportunity to see this historically significant artwork at OSGS.   Please share some of the highlights of Sudduth’s contributions to the art world

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee began collecting pigments from clay, earth, rocks and plants for use in his finger paintings. He used his fingers because “they never wore out.” His numerous works were typically executed on found surfaces such as plywood, doors and boards from demolished buildings. He experimented with mixing his pigments with various binders to make them adhere better, including sugar, soft drinks, instant coffee, and caulk.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “African Princess”

 

Notable Exhibitions:

1968 – Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL) *first exhibition
1971 – Kentuck Festival of the Arts (Northport, AL)
1976 – Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life
*Jimmy Lee played harmonica along with exhibition
1980 – The Today Show & 60 Minutes feature
1995 – Alabama Art Award
1995 – New Orleans Museum of Art (Artist In Residence)
2005 – Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, AL)
Current Collections:
Smithsonian Institution
High Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery
Birmingham Museum of Art
House of Blues

 

 

We will reference in writing some highlights and are providing a link to the Smithsonian’s website/collection of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work: http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

TRR:

 Many people consider “recycling” and “up-cycling”  a recent phenomenon.  Clearly, this is not the case.

OSGS:

He was one of the early masters of southern self-taught art. Jimmy Lee painted with his finger which he called his brush. That ‘brush’ would never wear out and would die along with him. Although it is commonly believed that Sudduth’s early paintings were executed exclusively in mud and found pigments, such as motor oil or plant juices, in fact, his earliest known paintings contain large amounts of house paint. Anything he could find or get from his helpful neighbors right across the railroad tracks where he worked as a gardener to the Moore family. No one knew, but it was them who really supported Jimmy Lee. His next-door-neighbor, Jack Black, helped Jimmy Lee become the artist he is today through his love and commitment of Alabama art. As his fame grew, dealers advised Sudduth on ways to make his works more permanent and more colorful, and by the 1990s, no longer able to collect his own materials, he began using commercially-sold acrylic paints applied with sponge brushes onto wood panels prepared with a flat black ground.

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's, "The Barn"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s, “The Barn”

 

TRR:

We understand there is some personal history with Jimmy Lee Sudduth.

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee’s roots and path are all too familiar with both Jonathon and Evelyn’s experiences over the course of 30+ years living in the state of Alabama. Meeting, studying and being a part of Alabama’s fine arts provided first hand insight into the Southern vernacular of life, art and design while engaging in direct relationships with those that were rooted in rural Alabama. The OSGS family was schooled, lived and worked in Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Auburn, and Montgomery, Alabama for around 20 years.

 

 

Jonathon shares, “I was six years old when my Mom was in graduate school at the University of Alabama and she took me to meet Jimmy Lee Sudduth at his home in Fayette, Alabama. I do recall the visit well and remember the home, the dirt roads and his paintings. For me, at that age, it was an experience that was solidified because of the deeply rooted rural Alabama area where he lived and his enthusiasm about his work and our interest in his work.  We are very excited about this opportunity to share art that reflects places and experiences we hold near our hearts”.

 

**some information gathered from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikipedia.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other art being shown at OSGS, please contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

p: 561-833-2223

e: OSGSart@hotmail.com

www.OSGSart.com

 

Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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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

Gem and Mineral Society Members’ Show and Sale!

The Rickie Report knows you will want to see what the members of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches have been creating this year.  Their next meeting on April 18th will showcase their newest work and a lot of it will be for sale!  This is also a great time to stop by and  just see what the group is all about.  Bring the kids, this is a family friendly event!

 
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Public is Invited

Semi-Annual Members’ Show and Sale

Thursday

April 18, 2013

7:30 PM

 

South FL Science Museum  

4801 Dreher Trail North  W. Palm Beach  33405

 

The April program will be or semi-annual member’s show and sell. Our members will be out in full force showing off their talents in jewelry and lapidary arts, many of which are learned at Society classes. Items will be for sale! Come join us and see what the Society has to offer.

IMPORTANT:  Starting in January 2013, we will be meeting at the South Florida Science Museum NOT the Garden Club. The Museum is across the street from the Garden Club.

Mineral of the Month- Do you know what it is?

Mineral of the Month- Do you know what it is?

This is a large, double terminated assemble of Quartz-crystals.  They are semi-lustrous with some glossy faces.  Perched on the Quartz is a huge Fluorite-crystal!  There is blue, some lavender on the edges, a dark green zone in one corner and a green phantom in the lower right corner.  Location: Yaogangxian, Chenzou,Hunan, China.  Specimen, photo, & © viamineralia.com

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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From Under the Earth to Jewelry Worthy: Intarsia and Cabachons

Once you understand how a piece of rock from the earth becomes a shiny, polished part of a piece of jewelry, you will appreciate the expertise it takes to create it.  The Rickie Report admits to being a lover of mother nature and it most awestruck when an everyday rock becomes a magnificent ring, earring, or part of a necklace.  We asked Jeff Ursillo, a past President of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches to share some information with us. Intarsia is a geometric design, similar to marquetry.  Check out this post to see some incredible examples!

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General Meeting

January 17, 2013

7:30 PM

Please note: Starting in January, we will be meeting at the South Florida Science Museum NOT the Garden Club.  The Museum is across the street from the Garden Club.

Congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers for 2013:

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Barbara Ringhiser – President
KC Foster – 1st Vice President
Jen Ursillo – 2nd Vice President
Deb Slutzky – Secretary
Marv Berkowitz – Treasurer

 

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The Society would like to extend congratulations and thanks to the “Rockhound” Editor, Jeff Ursillo for his induction into the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical Society’s Decade Club.  This Club recognizes newsletter editors who have served their clubs for over TEN years!

 

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Malachite

 

TRR:   How did you get interested in being a “rock hound”?

JU:  A customer at the print shop I work at told me about a gem and mineral show that was coming up and I took the family to it as a fun “family” event. I had never been exposed to minerals before and was amazed at the colors, shapes and overall beauty of the mineral world. I was hooked!  We joined the Gem & Mineral Society at their next meeting (December 1995)

 

TRR:  What types of things does the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches do  at their meetings?

JU:  A typical meeting consists of a short business meeting (15-25 minutes) a break for refreshments and then our program for the night. We have door prizes and raffle items at all the meetings. Our programs are always “hobby related”. We usually have speakers, but occasionally do demonstrations, show DVDs, and have member “Show & Sell” nights.
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Rhodacrosite

TRR:  What if I don’t know anything about gems or minerals but I just appreciate “mother nature” and the beautiful formations I see in rocks?
JU:  The Society is full of helpful people who are willing to share their knowledge or identify a mineral specimen.We have a large library that is available to members to withdraw books or DVDs.
Intarsia

Intarsia

TRR:  Please share how you take a natural rock and make a cabochon out of it, ready to be set as a piece of jewelry.

JU:   If I’m starting with a rough piece of material, the first step is to cut slabs about 1/4 inch thick using a diamond bladed rock saw. Once the slab is cut, an area is marked off and using a smaller diamond saw, the desired area is trimmed out to the approximate shape or “blank”.  The blank is then taken to a series of grinding wheels where it is formed to the final shape. Using a series of finer and finer sanding wheels the stone is polished to a brilliant shine.
TRR:  The Gem, Jewelry, Bead and Mineral Show is your big fundraiser.  Tell us more about how that has grown over the years.
JU:   When the show first stared in 1966 it was held is a side room at the Auditorium, also known as

Intarsia

Intarsia

the Leakee Teepee. There were seven dealers from the West Palm Beach area. As the years went on and the show became more popular, it moved out onto the main floor of the Auditorium and hosted  20 dealers. Display cases, which featured members work or collections of minerals were added to the show. A demonstration area was added where the public was introduced to the art of lapidary.

When the Auditorium was sold, the Society moved west to the South Florida Fairgrounds. The larger area allowed us to add more dealers, expand the display and demo areas. The show now features over 65 dealers, a large demonstration area and a children’s area with a Carolina style flume mine, fossil dig, geode cracking and so much more!
The Society is a great place to learn about minerals, fossils, jewelry and many related areas. We offer over 25 classes, ranging from Cabochon cutting, beadwork, wire wrapping, and chain making, to name a few.
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Silver Onyx Box

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc., which are affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members are able to participate in activities sponsored by these organizations.

 

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood

GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY OF THE PALM BEACHES, INC.

PO Box 18095, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-8095 www.gemandmineral.cc

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291