Call For Artists And Attendees : 50/50 Art Auction To Benefit GFWC Casuarina Woman’s Club

GFWC Casuarina Woman’s Club, Inc. announces an AWESOME way for Artists to show their talents and sell their art all in one event, while Art Patrons and Art Lovers find affordable original artwork.  The Public Event takes place on Saturday, February 17th in Lantana, FL.  The Cost for an artist space is $10 which includes the canvas.  The Rickie Report shares the details and tells you more about this fascinating organization. The proceeds go to Scholarships for college-bound teens, Hacienda Girl’s Ranch, R.O.C.K.Camp, Canine Companions, Special Olympics, Lantana library, Lantana Elementary and Middle Schools, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach/Veterans, C.A.R.E., and the Fisher House. This is a great opportunity for artists to inform the community about their artwork, classes and workshops.  



GFWC  Casuarina  Woman’s  Club,  Inc.


50/50  Artist Show And Auction


Watch Artists As They Paint!

Bid ON Artwork!


 February 17, 2018

 2:30  – 8:00 pm

Church of the Holy Guardian Angels

1325 Cardinal Lane      Lantana, Florida 33462




$5. entry includes a free beverage


Trish Stephens tells The Rickie Report, “The Casuarina tree’s seeds were first brought to Florida in 1898 from France. Later seeds came from Ceylon, Manila and Hawaii.  Today, the Casuarina tree, known as the Australian Pine, is so prevalent in Lantana, our founding members thought it fitting to give the name to our Woman’s Club.  The species is so firmly a part of Florida that we forget that it is, like most of us, from elsewhere. Diversity is our strength and the Casuarina reminds us that as people in our communities we come from many different places and various backgrounds. However, like the branches of the tree, we can make the difference when serving a common cause”.





Cost per Artist: space $10.00 (includes canvas)

This is the most AWESOME way for local Artists to show off their talents and sell their art all in one event!

All Artists need to be set-up by 2:00 p.m.   Painting must be completed by 5:30.

All Artists need to stay until the end of the auction.

Artists may bring portfolio of their artwork, business cards and any other literature about classes they offer.


Each artist is required to bring their own supplies: Casuarina will supply the canvas. Sorry, but NO OIL-BASED PAINT allowed. Acrylic paints recommended. Multi-media allowed, but please keep in mind painting will be going home with their owners the same day. Please bring your own drop cloth or plastic table cloth for the floor as well as table/easel, brushes, apron, etc. Chairs will be provided.

1. We must receive your application by February 1, 2018. Full payment is due with return of Vendor application. Mail application form to:

Mrs. Pat Beebe, 6628 Lake Loren Way, Lake Worth, Florida 33467

There are no refunds.
2. Space $10.00
3. Venue is limited to 20 Artists
4. Area must be properly manned and maintained at all times.
5. The GFWC Casuarina Woman’s Club, Inc. / Church of the Guardian Angles assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to the property of Artist. Valuables should be put away for safe keeping.
6. This event will be held inside the Church Hall, 1325 Cardinal Lane, Lantana, Florida 33462
7. Space and surrounding area must be left clean of debris; don’t leave anything behind.
8. Artist will receive timely phone or e-mail confirming your application was received and that you are accepted. Spaces are available on first come, first reserved basis.

Please keep a copy for your records.

Artist Application

Name____________________________________________________________ Company_________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ City________________________________ Zip________________________ Contact Number______________________________________

Email __________________________________________________________

Artist Signature_____________________________

Payment (Table or Space)
Space $10.00
Check # _________
Date received____________________
Return this page with your payment. Thank you.

Mail to:
Mrs. Pat Beebe
6628 Lake Loren Way
Lake Worth, Florida 33467
Made out to: Casuarina Woman’s Club In memo: Quarter Auction Vendor

Questions: Please call or text Christine Burtch, President, at 561-596-1896



Any artists interested in joining us in February for our upcoming 50/50 art show and auction can contact the Casuarina’s by calling or texting 561-596-1896 or emailing Casuarina@Bellsouth.Net




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Zonta Club’s “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show Calls for Artists and Vendors

The  “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show is being organized by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach. The event is Saturday, September 27th. Artists and vendors are urged to apply quickly, before this indoor show fills up!  It takes place at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center  in Pompano Beach, a popular and busy venue for all types of community activities.  This article includes the general information and application form.  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists and looks forward to hearing from you when you get accepted!




 “Festi-Fall” Arts and Crafts Show

Organized by

the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach  




10 am – 3 pm


Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 NE 6th Street

Pompano Beach, FL





 Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.  The Greater Deerfield Beach Club is sponsoring an Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, September 27th as a fundraiser for their goals.  





Artists, crafters and vendors are welcome to apply to this event.  It takes place at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center (originally Pompano Beach Civic Center). It is located at 1801 NE 6th Street in Pompano Beach, one block west of Federal Hwy and six blocks north of Atlantic Blvd.  Regular classes and events are held at this community center Monday through Saturday throughout the year.




Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy. With the generosity and collective action of Zontians and friends around the world, Zonta International has supported projects in 57 countries, provided scholarships and awards to women around the globe, and been a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities, thereby transforming the world and women’s place in it.





Name (please print)___________________________

Business Name____________________________


Cell phone________________________________


City/State__________________________Zip Code______

Email/Web Address_______________________________________________


Category (check): ___FINE ARTS  ___ CRAFTS   ____JEWELRY ____ OTHER  (Explain_______________)

• Fine Arts:  All media artwork, photography,  pottery, handpainted original objects, quilting, or any mixed media.

• Crafts:  Handmade crafts, holiday arrangements/crafts

• Jewelry: Handcrafted jewelry from precious materials (gold, silver, gemstones, etc.) and/or non-precious materials (wood, clay, glass, etc.), vintage jewelry

• Other:  Local businesses, support groups,  special  organizations, miscellaneous crafts,  foods



Booth Fee approx 8’ x 8’ (Includes one 6’ Table) 

Due with application, no later than September 15, 2014

____Booth Space (includes one table): $40.00

____Two Booth Spaces (includes two tables):  $75.00

____Food Vendors (refer to special form)       ____Sponsors (refer to special form)

Booth fees are deposited upon receipt and refunded if applicant is not accepted into the event.


Release and Indemnity: In consideration of mutual benefits, I agree to abide by the rules established by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach which I have carefully read and which are listed and made part of this contract. The Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach will not be responsible for any injury that may arise to exhibitors or guests while they are within the space set aside for exhibitors, or for loss or damage to any property from any cause whatsoever during the period of this festival. Further, in consideration of the Festi-fall providing us with space for the display and sale of our various products, goods and other valuable wares, do hereby release the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach, City of Pompano Beach, Community Redevelopment Agency, and any of their members, employees, directors or volunteers from any liability for the loss or damage of product, personal injury or property damage.   I acknowledge full responsibility for all my activities at the Festi-fall and for those assisting me and I agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach, City of Pompano Beach, Community Redevelopment Agency, for any damages, attorney’s fees or costs of any legal action resulting from any claims in which they, their members, employees, agents or volunteers are made parties defendant.  This Release and Indemnity Agreement applies for the duration of the Festi-fall as scheduled and to any claims made within the applicable Statute of Limitations for a loss occurring during that time period.



Applicant’s Signature_________________________________

Print Name________________________________________


Payment :

 Check Enclosed is my check /money order payable to ZONTA CLUB OF GREATER DEERFIELD BEACH

Amount of check/money order:  $________





Setups for this event will be in the auditorium/banquet hall and stage area.  Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis after applications are received and accepted.




  1. Participants and/or assistants must tend their booth for the length of the show (Saturday, September 27, 10am to 3pm). Set ups begin NO EARLIER than 8:00am  Participants must have all work unpacked and on display by 10am. NO EARLY breakdown of booths allowed.
  2. Each participant is responsible for providing a display unit that is attractive and suitable for crowd visibility. Booth spaces can accommodate a 8’ x 8’ area. Electricity is not provided. The participant’s set up, including personal materials, must be contained within their space.
  3. Each participant sells directly to the public and must individually comply and is responsible for collection of 6% Florida State Sales Tax.
  4. Your space is reserved when payment clears. Deposited checks returned by the bank will void entry to the show.
  5. The Show organizers reserve the right to request the removal of any inappropriate work or display.
  6. Applications and booth fees MUST BE POSTMARKED by 09/15/14. Notification will be sent by email.   Participants whose work is not accepted will be notified and all fees returned. Participants who are accepted will receive an information packet.
  7. A reservation is a commitment to show and no refunds will be made for cancellations after 09/19/14. There will be no cancellation refunds due to weather, etc.





  1. All display work is preferred to be handcrafted by the displaying participant; however commercial products or company-produced products, and resale products are only permitted at the discretion of show organizers.
  2. Use of space is restricted to the participant(s) whose name appears on the application. No booth sharing permitted.
  3. We reserve the right to remove any questionable, non-approved display work from the show.
  4. Booth areas must look professional at all times.
  5. Food participants must have necessary food permits as required by Florida Agriculture Dept.




  1. Participants must be present and maintain booth throughout the day of the event.   Booth sitters will be available if necessary.
  2. All works displayed must be for sale.
  3. Participants are required to load in between 8:00am and  9:00am on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
  4. No animals are allowed in or around the participants’ booths.
  5. All applicants are asked to supply Zonta Club with ONE DONATED ITEM that can be used as a raffle-type item….value $15+.




  1. Participants are responsible for clean up and trash removal of your assigned area.  Civic Center staff will be available to give directions regarding trash removal.
  2. All activities, including breakdown and cleanup, must be completed by 5pm.



Mail booth fee & application to:

Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach

PO Box 315

Deerfield Beach FL  33443



For information:   or

Phone:  Emily Lilly at (561) 299-8684




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National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Offers Lecture

National Association of Women Artists, (NAWA) Florida Chapter invites you to see their exhibit “Introspections” a collection of fine art paintings, sculptures and photography created by Florida Chapter members.   In addition, Carol Prusa will present a lecture, “Emergent Worlds”.  The event is open to the public. The Rickie Report encourages artists to seek out networking opportunities like NAWA, to share and learn from your artistic peers! Better yet, you may find a mentor!  There are more details in this article about this exhibit as well as how to connect with NAWA, whose Florida Chapter is very active.




The National Association of Women

Artists, Inc.

 Florida Chapter



Thursday, October 17, 2013


Featured Lecture by Carol Prusa

“Emerging Worlds”


2pm – 3:30 pm 


Reception and Awards Ceremony

4:00 – 6:00 pm



A Multi-Media Visual Art Exhibit


Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Boca Museum Art School Gallery


801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton


Open to the Public               Admission Free


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The National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA), Florida Chapter, invites the public to their exhibit, “Introspections”.  On Thursday, October 17th, at 2:00pm,  a special lecture will be presented by Carol Prusa, titled “ Emergent Worlds”.  The lecture will be followed by a Reception and Awards Ceremony from 4-6 pm.


Carol Prusa  is a professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She is a nationally known artist  who has exhibit widely and served as the juror for the exhibit  NAWA Florida exhibit “Introspections”,  currently on display through October 18, 2013.  Prusa is known for using mathematical models, developed by physicists, to describe the universe.  The objects’ interconnectedness gives the viewer a glimpse of order and spirituality, where art and science combine.  


National Association of Women Artists fosters public awareness of, and interest in works of art with an emphasis on fine art created by women and encourages the artwork of new emerging artists.


The Florida Chapter carries out the mission of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., in Florida. The Chapter engages an active program of regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented and needy art students.


 Member’s artwork is juried at the New York City headquarters.   For more information about  please visit  or contact Jane McIntyre at 561.394.5562  or The Art School, Boca Museum at 561.392.2503


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Shopping at Whole Foods Is an Artful Experience in Wellington!

Who would not enjoy multi-tasking when it comes to grocery shopping and looking at artwork?  Whole Foods in Wellington makes it a habit to support community-based artists.  They’ve partnered with Wellington Art Society by offering exhibit space and a catered reception for a member of WAS.  The next one is February 15th!  The Rickie Report knows you won’t want to miss Marie Letine’s artwork, so get your grocery list ready and we’ll see you at Whole Foods in Wellington! As you will read in this article, Marie is a multi-tasker, too! Her life philosophy keeps her focused end energized.





Artists Reception Honoring Marie Lentine

Friday, February 15th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

Exhibit Runs Through February 28



Congratulations to Wellington Art Society member Marie Lentine who currently has a solo show of her artwork at Whole Foods Market!  The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at


A Little Bit of Heaven

A Little Bit of Heaven


Marie’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Marie paints in acrylic and watercolors and has a dozen paintings in this show.  In addition, artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  Marie’s artwork will be on display until February 28th.  Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 15 from 6:30 – 8:00. Whole Foods will provide a reception and yummy snacks and drinks. There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.


Marie Lentine is an artist, yoga instructor and Holistic Health Educator.  She began painting in 1981 and is primarily self-taught.  Understanding that learning through others is an integral part of being an artist, Marie is a member of Pen Women of America, Palm Beach Watercolor Society, the Boca Museum, Armory Art Center and Wellington Art Society.  She tells us, ” I have acquired knowledge and techniques along the way from very gifted artists regarding surface design and watercolor.  My style is light, colorful, playful and sometimes considered provoking.”



Tools of My Trade


As Marie worked and traveled with Club Med teaching English, the sunrises each morning, the colors of nature and the tranquility of the tropical landscape left a lasting impression on her soul.   She shares, “Wherever I went, in whatever country, with whatever language or people, sunrises, sunsets, the realness, aliveness and joy of nature were a constant…a message to me about Life…and Spirit!”


Marie’s passion and distinctive character are one with her art.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Through my artwork, I am able to see and understand all sides of my personality…watercolor reflects the more serious and adult side, while batik lets the child come out and play…I think that the medium of acrylic on canvas is a happy blend of the two and also the philosopher in me shows up!”
Out of The

Out of The Quagmire Into Clarity

“What I have found, is that I paint because I have to…before realizing this about myself, I was not really content from the inside out, and as soon as I gave myself permission to just do what came through from inspiration to canvas, my whole world changed, I became ME.”


For Marie, art is not only what goes onto a canvas, it also includes language. Her  “The Life is not all Black and White” series holds much meaning for me.  While painting the first in this series, a poem emerged which expresses further the thought.  She tells us, “…Goes like this…”Life is not all black and white, tho some folks think it so, to live in the have tos, can nots and shoulds, instead of the SUPPOSE!…. and goes on….”

Maria bold

Bold and Beautiful

Marie explains more about her involved lifestyle. “Coming from a very creative family, I am fortunate to have some innate talent, which I first discovered and used during the many years that I was a Hair Stylist and co-owner of a Beauty School in Boston.  For the past 30 years while living in Florida, I have worked with interior designers and clients creating hand painted fabrics, murals and custom commissioned paintings.  For several years my artwork took a back seat while I was directing Art Galleries, Antique Shops and teaching Yoga in Palm Beach.”    

Marie’s painting arm was shattered and reconstructed after an accident in 2001.  How did she cope with this?  She tells The Rickie Report, “painting and making jewelry again emerged as a healing method to regain my mobility and motor skills.  With Yoga, I was able to rehab not only my body but my entire being…and use that life lesson as a transformative experience……” We can see how her inner strength and strong sense of creative purpose motivated her.  

She has been practicing yoga for 45 years and teaching since 1975.  Marie enjoys working with those that have special needs, rehabbing  either physically or emotionally or dealing with cronic illnesses.  Marie is devoting more time to painting and sharing Yoga as a way of life! She teaches seniors in different communities and also at “gentle Yoga class” at Moksha Yoga Studio in Wellington.  

“I am available for commissioned paintings and murals as well as private yoga classes. ….Living Yoga and Art are who I am…  My intention is to continue sharing this with others…”


Maria - gathering

Gathering Hope Along the River of Life

Although I use different techniques, there is continuity in my work that comes from deep within that wants to express the beauty of life and seems to reflect life’s little lessons that are not always apparent.   Flowers are not just flowers, trees are not just trees, black and white is not just that…they are friends, family….memories…lessons and philosophies…!


Maria - opening

Opening To The Fruits of Life


WAS and Whole Foods will have a new artist SOLO exhibit every three months. Artists must apply for this show, must be Wellington Art Society members, and submit at least 12 paintings for display. The minimum size is 16″ x 20″.   Since some of the spaces are large, 2 – 3 paintings may fit near each other. For more information about joining WAS or their events,  or go to:



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