Martin Artisans Guild Showcases Six Artists In The Palm Room In Harbour Bay Plaza With Premiere Exhibition Opening Wednesday, December 4. Gallery Is Open Wednesdays Through Saturdays And By Appointment

The Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza at Sewall’s Point, Stuart announces a new fine art exhibition on Wednesday, December 4.  The Martin Artisans Guild will showcase six artists: James J. DeMartis, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill, Chris Kling, Lynn Morgan, Danuta Rothschild, and Carolyn Walsh at the free Opening Reception.  All professional artists with a long list of accomplishments, this promises to be a strong and dramatic show!  The free exhibit is open to the public at the Palm Room from Wednesdays through Saturdays, with afternoon and evening hours. The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights each of the artists.

 

 

 


 

 

At  

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida

Gallery Hours:

Wednesdays – Saturdays, noon to 7 pm through the month of November

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, December 4

5:30 – 8 pm

Complimentary Refreshments by Josephines

 Cash Bar

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida (Across from Josephines)

 

 

MEET      THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

James J. DeMartis

 

 

“She Fell To Pieces” by James J Demartis

 

 

 

In his own words:   My work seems to have progressed from an earlier moody and somber romanticism to its present stage whatever it may be called. I enjoy doing imaginary landscapes, seascapes and still lifes in either oil or acrylic, or both.   I sold the gallery in 1989 and have been living clumsily. I am subsisting on remnants of earned monies from gallery sale and exhibitions, Social Security and a lifetime of meager earnings, also VA disability pension from WWII.  I have three fine grown children and a great aptitude for assimilating, learning and living and I’ll continue painting until there are no more surfaces to paint on.”
—James J. DeMartis

He was an abstract impressionist who liked to explore different styles and media. He gathered imagery and symbolism from his vast travels.  From the Rickie Report, “His oil paintings on canvas and paper, according to Ms. Crealy Pollack on behalf of the Eggers Partnership of Architects and Planners in NYC, “reflect the sure hand of a painter schooled in Florence, Italy, but associated with the New York and Maine School of American Artists. There is a mystical quality about his work which is strongly influenced by the history of calligraphy, both ancient and contemporary.” 

 

 

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

One of a Kind Bracelets by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill began creating jewelry ten years ago.  She attended the William Holland Lapidary School of the Arts classes, has taken several classes at the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, and has participated in several national workshops and conventions.  aura Kay is a member of the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club,  the Martin Artisans Guild, and the Arts Council of Martin County, all local organizations promoting the creation of art.  She is also a member of the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide (AMCAW) and the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Society.

 

Laura Kay’s father, Curt Whiticar, an oil painter and a boat builder, was of great influence. She incorporates sterling silver, pure silver and jewelers gold into pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces.  This often features gemstones, fused glass, lamp work beads and other materials. The creation of custom jewelry is a special joy for Laura Kay. Often this means taking someone’s favorite memento and turning it into an object that can be worn and enjoyed.  Much of her work is influenced by a passion for the ocean.  

 

Laura Kay’s jewelry may be found in Geoffrey Smith Gallery in Stuart, Florida, in Geoffrey Smith Artist Studio and Gallery, and in the Emporium at the Elliott Museum.  In January 18 and 19, her studio will be stop #13 on the Open Studio Tour in Martin County.  She also publishes a newsletter “Whiticar Waves” which features her art stories and events in the area.  To join her newsletter, send your name and email to the email. Laura Kay has a studio and show room in her home.  She is open by appointment.  If you wish to  visit her studio, contact her at jewelrybywhiticar@gmail.com or 772-834-6202.  Her website is jewelrybywhiticar.com.

 

 

Chris Kling

 

 

“Beyond The See”  by Chris Kling

 

 

Chris Kling graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has worked as a professional artist since 1978. She has received numerous awards and commissions for her landscapes and portraiture throughout the US and with the Portrait Society of America including her most recent award for her portrait of “Vala”. Chris has exhibited with the Oil Painters of America and in September 2019 she was honored to show in the American Impressionist Society’s 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition in the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City. Chris works primarily in oil in a contemporary impressionistic manner. She also teaches Plein Air and Oil Portraiture in classes and workshops.  Chris has a gallery and studio in Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor in Stuart, FL and is represented by Palm City Art & Frame. Painting, to her, is reaching out to find the common emotional connection between all of us.  You may see her work on her Facebook page Chris Kling Studio and at www.chrisklingartist.com. For more information contact her directly at cbkling@bellsouth.net or 772-285-7826. 

 

 

Lynn Morgan

 

 

“Rocky Surf” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

For Lynn Morgan, creating art is an integral part of her philosophy of being consciously aware of the world around her.  Lynn has been creating art all of her life.  Until her retirement from the corporate world, art was one of her hobbies, but it was the only hobby that she never tired of.  Lynn’s early art experiences were orchestrated by her mother, a former student at the Parsons School in New York.  As a pre-teen, she was allowed to ride the city bus to downtown Detroit (imagine that!) by herself.  She would browse the stationary departments at the big department stores to find drawing paper.  As a teen, she began to paint with acrylics.  

In later years, Lynn began painting with watercolors and took classes with Garri Katz, Barbara Nechis and Robbie Laird.  She took art classes at Palm Beach State College where she was introduced to pastels, her “go to” medium.  She has studied with Miroslav Antic, Terri Ford, Casey Klahn, Jen Evenhus, Aline Ordman and Tony Allain.  Her style continues to move toward more abstraction in both landscape and figurative works.

Lynn, a full-time artist, is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) and Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA).  She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.  She exhibits both locally and nationally and has won awards at several exhibits.  Lynn is currently represented by GalleryVibe in Naples, FL, and she teaches pastel classes and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

 

Danuta Rothschild

 

 

 

“Untitled” by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

Danuta Rothschild is an internationally known, respected award wining artist. A native of Poland, she has lived in the United States for many years. Danuta’s works have been shown in prestigious museums in Poland, France, Bosnia, and the United States.  She has exhibited in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Santa Barbara, and Laguna Beach in California.  Having appeared in television shows in Poland, France, and the United States, and being interviewed and published in leading California publications and newspapers, she has become an established artist in the art world.

 

Danuta’s art is collected by numerous celebrities, politicians, and collectors around the world.  Her move to the Treasure Coast has raised the bar in the art community.  The scope of her work is widely diverse and provocative. Her works often weave a historical tapestry including her own take on the Masters. An artist of considerable breadth and stature, Danuta created several series of paintings covering a wide variety of subjects.  Her art provides social commentary and very relevant issues both spiritual and profound.  It is rare to see the intensity of emotion, scope of subject matter, and a true understanding of the human psyche and spirit as she sees it.  Danuta can take a soul-wrenching subject matter and make it palatable and magical while allowing us to ask the pertinent questions that take us deeper within ourselves to gain new understandings.  For more information please visit danutastudio.com

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Walsh

 

 

“Couple Kissing” original sculpture by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

 

Ceramic artist Carolyn Walsh was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  At a young age,  she was inspired by her Aunt Jean, a ceramic sculptor.  Even though her life took another direction, she always longed to be a working artist.  In 2003, she began working and learning at the Pottery of Carlee Weston and Friends, honing her craft for the last 17 years. Since then, she has shown her work at Molly’s House, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the Beanie Backus Gallery Best of the Best Show, along with several other pop up shows through the Martin Artisans Guild. She has won several awards and is opening her own studio at her ranch in Palm City in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(3)C NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

The group accepts membership of individuals without discrimination.Yearly Dues:

  • $35/year for Professional Members
  • $30/ year for Emerging members
  • $20/year for Student Members
  • $35/year for Supporting Members

ALL Guild members are required to serve on at least one volunteer committee.ALL NEW Guild members are required to be JURIED into the Guild; You will be accepted as either a Professional Level Artist member or an Emerging Level Artist member.

  • Professional Level Members will not be required to jury into future Guild Exhibits, Events or Martin County Open Studio Tour. Professional Level Members MUST be a member of the Arts Council of Martin County. Membership information can be found here: https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/become_a_member/
  • Emerging Level Artists are artists who are aspiring to become Juried Professional members. Emerging members will need to be juried before each event/exhibit, and will be eligible to reapply as a Professional Level Member after 1 year.
  • Student Members MUST be students with a school ID Card or a student of a MCOST Teaching Artist.
  • Supporting Members are Supporters of the Arts in the Community.

MAG Membership Year runs 3/1- end of February yearly to coordinate with the MCOST schedule.

 

 

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Don Sarka And Mary Anne Sarka Are Featured Artists At Delray Beach Public Library’s “Artists’ Creations” Series. Free Public Opening Reception On Friday, September 6

The creative endeavors of Don Sarka and Mary Anne Sarka  will be featured in the upcoming “Artists’ Creations” Exhibit at the Delray Public Library. The exhibit is open to the public from August 24 – October 19.  Everyone is welcome to meet the artists at the free, Opening Reception on Friday, September 6. Visitors will see oil and acrylic paintings of various subject matter, including landscapes as well as beloved pets.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    BEACH    PUBLIC    LIBRARY     

                                                                                                                                                        

PRESENTS:

 

 

 “ARTISTS’   CREATIONS”

BY

DON    &   MARY  ANNE  SARKA

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday,  September 6 

 3:00  to  4:30  pm

Meet The Artists

In the Library Program Room, 2nd floor

Light snacks will be served

 

Exhibit is available August 24 thru October  19, 2019

 

 

No reservations needed

 

100 West Atlantic Ave.                Delray Beach, Florida

Library Hours: 

Mon. – Wed 9am – 8pm:   Thurs – Sat 9 am – 5pm:  Sun (Sept – May): 1pm – 5pm

Free Parking in attached Library parking lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don and Mary Anne Sarka’s joy of creativity exudes from their faces!  Their combined love of nature has taken them to places and environments where they are continually recharging their creative batteries. Don tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art began many years ago, when I began sketching Disney characters as a boy and using watercolors to paint them.  Starting in 1988, I began getting Instruction in oil painting from a local artist and have studied and painted on and off to the present time.  I use oil paints because it allows me to mix and blend to produce strong colors with light and shadows”.

 

 

“Majestic Sky” by Don Sarka

 

 

 

He goes on to say, “My love of nature and its magnificent creations, causes a spiritual change in me.  The many photos taken give me inspiration to paint a particular picture. We have vacationed in many states and national parks and I have become a critical photographer, capturing the beauty and splendor of nature. I paint my version of what I see and interpret it on to canvas.  I use pictures as an idea of what I want to paint and then come up with my interpretation or theme.  I am a landscape architect and the principles of design have helped me in painting with form, texture and color”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Purple” by Don Sarka

 

 

Mary Anne tells The Rickie Report, ” My enthusiasm for painting started many years ago. Since then I have taken many classes with fantastic painting professionals and it has given me the opportunity to work on composition, perspective, colors, texture, lights and dark’s.  I paint in the traditional and representational format and my paintings can be hung practically anywhere.  I prefer acrylic. My paintings vary between landscapes, seascapes, animals, birds and flowers. I love it when I get lost in the painting process. When I stand back during this time to look at my painting, I am happily surprised and delighted”.

 

 

 

 

“Florida Wetlands” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

She continues, “I frequent art galleries and have a collection of wonderful painting books that give me fantastic information, guidance and inspiration. Painting opened up a whole new world for me, and has given me an awareness and ability to be creative and paint using my imagination and feelings. I have taken thousands of photographs that I use as a reference when painting”.

 

 

Award winning artists, Don and Mary Anne are members of the Delray Art League which is a juried league and exhibited in most of their events, including The Crest Theater, the Delray Affair, Delray Beach City Hall, Old School Square, Veterans Park, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, Arts Garage. They have previously exhibited at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery and Arts Arena Garage (Delray Beach).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Waves and Palm Trees” by Mary Anne Sarka

 

 

Generous with their time and artworks, they have donated to the local community through fundraisers, art auctions, and painted a 6’ x 20’ mural by their clubhouse pool.  They have four married children and nine grandchildren and one great child on the way. They both tell The Rickie Report, “During our family times, we are seldom without our cameras to capture family photos, scenery and nature that’s around us. Painting is one of our favorite things that we do together”.

 

 

 

 

 For more information about this exhibit or other works of art, please Call or Text Mary Anne Sarka at 561-310-5620  or  e-mail at

maryannesarka@gmail.com 

 paintingsdm@gmail.com 

 Etsy.com: PaintingByDandMSarka 

 www.paintingbydandmsarka.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists and Charities Hand In Hand’s March 31 Event At Lighthouse Point Yacht Club Will Benefit Peggy Adam Animal Rescue League

Artists and Charities Hand In Hand invites the public to a unique and exciting new art show on Sunday, March 31.  The Lighthouse Point Yacht Club hosts the event featuring over 40 of South Florida’s award-winning artists and sculptors.  Sponsored by Pet Supermarket and Century Risk Advisors, 20% of all sales will benefit the Peggy Adams Rescue Animal League. All guests will receive a gift bag valued at over $10, and will be asked to make a donation to enter.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

Artists and Charities Hand in Hand

Brings artists and charities together

 

 

SUNDAY,  MARCH 31, 2019

10 AM – 5 PM

LIGHTHOUSE POINT YACHT CLUB

2701 NE 42nd Street    Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Register to attend

$10.00 Suggested donation per person at the event

GIFT from PET SUPERMARKET valued over $10 with each donation~

Register today for the March 31st event and join our mailing list.

 

 

RSVPs are requested: https://form.jotform.com/90566280119963

or call 415-419-4292

For more information: https://artistsandcharities.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An art show to benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is coming to the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, through the help and vision of Ingrid Robinson, Founder and Curator of Artists and Charities Hand In Hand. She tells The Rickie Report, “By joining forces, we fulfill the fundraising and publicity needs of the charity and the marketing and awareness needs of these talented artists.”

 

 

Helping pets is a noble vocation. It takes a warm heart and a clear head to manage the logistics that saves animals in crisis and find forever homes. Ingrid Robinson, an internationally known branding powerhouse, brings together over 40 local, award-winning artists and sculptors to support the many needs of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, caring for pets needing forever homes.

 

 

 

 

By joining forces with Peggy Adams and inviting the community to participate in this fabulous and exciting art show, Artists and Charities Hand In Hand fulfills the fundraising and publicity mission of the charity, the marketing and awareness needs of these talented artists, as well as inviting the participation of the community to enjoy a fabulous, worthwhile, fun and fundraising charity event surrounded by a spectacular, beautiful venue, the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club.

 

 

For more information: https://artistsandcharities.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.

Our Vision is to create a community where 100% of the adoptable animals find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation.

Visit website for more information:  https://www.peggyadams.org

 

 

 

 

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Frank Baer’s Abstract Photography Is A Show Stopper, Capturing Light And Color In The Most Imaginative Ways! Meet Him February 23 & 24 At The Stuart Art Festival

When we saw Frank Baer‘s artwork, we stopped in our tracks!  This abstract photographer captures light and color in ways in the most astonishing way!  A lifelong creator, Frank will be at the Stuart Fine Art Festival on February 23 & 24 locally.  The Rickie Report shares an interview with Frank, some sneak peeks, and his schedule, as he continues to exhibit around the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M  E  E  T        T  H  E      A  R  T  I  S  T:

 

February 23 &  24            Stuart Arts Festival    Stuart, FL

March 2 & 3                      Bonita Springs National Art Festival              

                                                                                   Bonita Springs, FL

March 9 & 10                    Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival                          

                                                                                  Albuquerque, NM

March 29 – 31                    Tempe Festival of the Arts     Tempe, AZ

 

 

 

“There’s Evidence” by Frank Baer

 

 

Frank Baer tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract photographer based in Denver, CO.   While I started composing and selling my photographs in 2016, my career in art started much earlier.  I began creating art when I was young, selling two multicolored tie-dyed pillows when I was 6.  I sold them to my mother’s best friend and those pillows lived for years in their pool house.  Now, the pillows have been handed down to their grandchildren and they are still around.  That was just the beginning of my creative endeavors”.   

 

 

 

He explains, “I’ve always liked color and organic shapes in nature.  I loved cutting out odd and abstract shapes from colored construction paper and making collages as a youngster.  Whenever I worked with clay, I invariably assembled some oddly multi-colored coiled clay cups and bowls that reminded me of snakes.  When I was 10, I tried to learn to use a potter’s wheel and the only thing I made was a vase that resembled a coiled cobra and I made a separate head for the stopper.  My mother kept that for me, (and all my other art projects), which I still display it in my home”.   

 

 

“Ring of Fire” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

Frank speaks about the importance of exposing children to art at an early age, including visiting art museums. He was encouraged to create in school and at home. ” I started collecting coffee table art books in high school and still do.  I learned about art and art history in college for my electives.  I’ve traveled extensively all over the world and I always seek out the art museums and art attractions where ever I go.  Art has always been and will always be a large part of my life”.   Frank is inspired by a wide range of styles and mediums, including:  Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Andrew Goldsworthy, Dale Chihuly, Victor Vasarely, Rene Magritte, Yaacov Agam, Pieter Breugel, Peter Paul Rubens, and especially Hieronymus Bosch.  He says, “Don’t get me started on my favorites of classical art and architecture of France and Italy.  I appreciate all art, but the more modern and contemporary resonates with me strongly”.

 

 

 

He has worked with many types of media.  In addition to the tie dye, Frank has created through textile weavings, pottery, fused glass and painted frames embellished with polymer clay canes and stamped tiles.  He generated a 35 square foot mosaic “made to look like a river running through cracked earth in my back yard and incorporated this mosaic into a larger stone patio and into the entire back yard”.

 

 

 

“Curvaceous Undulation” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

Frank’s favorite creative medium is the camera, as it allows him to capture light and colors in a way that is unique and inspiring.  “I started taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic with the square flash bulbs in the ’70s.  I still have some of those old pictures.  I always had a camera with me on any travels or adventures.  While I’ve always enjoyed taking landscapes and sunsets and nature shots, I most enjoy taking abstract photographs of colored lights at night.  I developed proprietary techniques using the camera to enhance what my eyes see, and this has been the focus of my passion”.  

 

 

 

The focus of Frank’s photography is all about capturing and displaying light and colors.  “I showcase the colors and movement and bring attention to various shapes and patterns that I capture in a moment of ‘color brilliance’.  The streaks and patches of color are chaotic, ordered, patterned and calming.  These images are an expression of how I see color and light.  I imagine that if my thoughts were colors, they would look like this”. 

 

 

“Wild Iris” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

 His photographs also include contrast:  the contrast of the colors, light and dark, smooth and textured, the different shapes and intensities of color, the thicknesses of the lines and the sharpness of the curves in contrast to the black background.  The continuous movement in his work, with a variety of visual texture, and flowing patterns, give his work an organic and natural feel.  The textures provide depth and movement while the color transformations are mesmerizing.  The viewer feels the energy, dynamic movement, and flow, as if he or she were part of it.  One of my early water images, ‘There’s Evidence,’ was named because I immediately knew that I was meant to develop these techniques and capture these incredible images! I now travel all over looking for sources for my images.  When I find colored lights, I am happy and when I find light reflected on water, I am ecstatic.” 

 

 

 

 

Though art has always been a part of Frank’s life,  he wasn’t expecting it to be his career.  He studied business, worked in Information Technology for 35 years, and been a part of a dynamic nonprofit organization in Denver. ” I had taken these great new photographs and I had them printed and mounted on wood.  I was excited to show them to friends and family.  While I was displaying them all over the kitchen at my mother’s house for her to see, one of her friends dropped by to say,’ hello’.  She asked if I would be interested in a one man show, introduced me to a curator, and I had my first SOLO exhibit at the Church Health Center in Memphis!  I knew then I was not going back into IT and since then I’ve shown all over the country.  My art has been on display in California at Stanford University School of Medicine, private homes, and corporations.” 

 

 

 

 

“Monet Today” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

An outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, some of Frank’s favorite activities are hiking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving, fly fishing, geocaching and zip lining.  In the winter he telemark skis and snow bikes in Colorado.  He’s happy to chat about any of these activities as well as his artwork. 

 

 

Contact Frank:

Phone: 720 985-8436

Email: frankbaerphotos@gmail.com

Web: www.frankbaerphotos.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/frankbaerphotos

 

 

 

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Public Invited To Art Show Benefitting Children With Special Needs On Sunday, December 16th

The season of gift giving has begun and Artists And Charities Hand In Hand has an offer we can’t refuse!  The Constance and David Blacher Childrens’ Special Needs Programs, the artists, and you art lovers will all benefit on Sunday, December 16th from a curated Fine Art Show at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.  Over 35 artists who sell nationally and internationally will be showing their works.  The $18 couvert includes catered hors d’oeuvres  and wine plus a raffle ticket for an art piece.  Kudos to Ingrid Robinson, Founder and Curator of this effort!  Kudos to everyone who participates!  The Rickie Report shares the details and we look forward to meeting you there!  Please RSVP ahead to accommodate food planning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES  YOU

SUNDAY,  DECEMBER 16TH

10 am – 5 pm

A R T      S HOW

   To  Benefit  The  Constance and David  Blacher Childrens’ Special Needs Programs

Suggested Donation: $18.

Easy entrance when you RSVP here:

Or send your check:  Mandel JCC  Att: Rachel Karpeles

( Please note Special Needs)

 

Mandel JCC

 5221 Hood Road   Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

Free parking

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E

 

Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Artists & Charities Hand In Hand” Premieres Outstanding Art Show To Benefit The Constance & David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Program December 16th

Ingrid Robinson, Founder and Curator of Artists And Charities Hand In Hand, offers art lovers, charities, and artists a win-win-win on Sunday, December 16th!  Over 35 nationally and internationally renown artists who call South Florida their home will be selling their works to benefit the event which takes place at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.  The couvert of $18 and 18% of all sales benefit the charity.  The Rickie Report, a proud sponsor, shares the details here.  We urge you to RSVP ahead to go to the head of the line!

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES  YOU

SUNDAY,  DECEMBER 16TH

10 am – 5 pm

A R T      S HOW

   To  Benefit  The  Constance and David  Blacher Childrens’ Special Needs Programs

Suggested Donation: $18.

Easy entrance when you RSVP here:

Or send your check:  Mandel JCC  Att: Rachel Karpeles

( Please note Special Needs)

 

Mandel JCC

 5221 Hood Road   Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

Free parking

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E

 

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Mallo Bisset And Alex Murray Celebrate 30 Years With Open House, Music, Art On November 3rd At Red Barn Furniture/Gallery

Celebrate 30 years of business and artistic creativity with Mallo Bisset and her daughter, Alex Murray at Red Barn Furniture/Gallery in Stuart!  Mallo’s exuberance with all mediums of painting compliments Alex’s unlimited variations with pottery.  Stop by for free music, all kinds of art, food and door prizes.  Please RSVP so the hosts can plan AND bring a donation of cat or dog food for our local no kill rescues for an extra door prize ticket!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of artistry!

 

 

 

513 SE Monterey Rd.   Stuart, Florida 34994

772-287-1833

 

Gallery View

PLEASE   JOIN   US  for   an   OPEN   HOUSE !!!

 

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
3pm – 6 pm

 

 

Join us for Refreshments, Live Music, & Door Prizes!


Original  Art  by  Mallo  Bisset   &   Pottery  by  Alex

** Donate cat or dog food for local no-kill rescues for an extra door prize ticket**

Please RSVP to redbarnfurniture@bellsouth.net

OR

Call:  772-287-1833

 

 

While an RSVP is not necessary, it is helpful.

 

513 SE Monterey Road     Stuart, Florida 34994

772-287-1833

 

 

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Mallo Bisset, Winner of  mARTies Award 2018

The mARTies were created by the Arts Council of Martin County to celebrate and applaud the creative people who enrich our community. Through celebration and scholarship, the mARTies provide a venue where we gather, as a community, to applaud the artists who enrich our lives through their talents, and those who make the arts a reality through leadership and philanthropy.  Well deserved, Mallo!  Congratulations!

 

 

“Thank YOU!”

 

 

We couldn’t have done it without you.
You’re Invited to help us celebrate an amazing 30 years in business!

 

 

“Pony Express” by Mallo Bisset

 

 

The   Luscious   Knife   Paintings   of:

 

 

Mallo Bisset might have taken the long road to living her dream, but once she sets her mind on something, there’s nothing stopping her!  As a little girl living on the Åland Islands in the Finnish archipelago, she wasn’t too fond of school, and told everyone “I am going to be an artist when I grow up”.  Life got in the way for a while, but after years of hard work and building a successful business, it wasn’t until 2007 with encouragement from her husband and daughter that Mallo finally took the time to do what she had always dreamed of doing.  It started with a weekly drawing class at the local Adult Education program.  After just two semesters her teacher, Helen Terry, told her she could make money drawing pet portraits.  

 

 

“Rescue Me” by Mallo Bisset

 

Mallo’s earliest work combined her love of animals with her love for the arts.  Having tried drawing, pastels, and watercolors, it was time for oils!  She signed up for classes at a studio which was located across the street from her own business, so she could be close to work, yet make it easy to get to class every week. This is where her love affair with oils and the palette knife began.  Under the tutelage of Georgia Abood at Alizarin Crimson, she has been working on her craft and has made remarkable progress in such a short time. Having grown up on an island, and living in Florida for 30 years, with a second home in the Bahamas, it’s not a surprise that Mallo Bisset’s work often features the water and always celebrates the beauty of nature.   As it turns out, that little girl in Finland really did grow up to be an artist! 

 

 

Floral Painting by Mallo Bisset

 

Mallo tells The Rickie Report, “Specializing in the palette knife, my paintings are often highly textured and almost always full of color! In order to truly appreciate my art I recommend you come by Red Barn Furniture/Gallery to see my latest works ‘in real life’.  A photo can rarely do it justice”.  She is correct!  Mallo’s painting styles are so varied and wonder-filled, you will be amazed!  We also appreciate how she frames her pieces, which are unique to each painting.  

 

“Sisters” by Mallo Bisset

 

 

She says, “My artwork celebrates the things that make me happy.  While my subject matter does vary, I am greatly influenced by my love of color, animals, and nature.  I have always lived close to the sea, so water and the color blue seem to be a part of me and often make it onto my canvas. When I get an idea for a painting and I can’t stop thinking about it, I know it’s time to get to work.  Often it’s these obsessive moments that lead to the best work.  The most rewarding feeling is seeing a smile on the face of someone viewing my work and nothing compares to the satisfaction of having someone bring home a piece of my work. Hopefully, my artwork makes you happy too”!

Because Mallo and Alex own the shop/gallery where they display and sell their artworks, prices reflect not having to pay a commission to show their paintings and ceramics.  Mallo’s award winning images can also be purchased as prints, greeting cards or giclees. Mallo is very involved in the Martin County arts community, as well as local animal shelters. She has recently been nominated for the coveted “mArties” Award.

RRHEHT

 

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P O T T E R Y     B Y      A L E X

 

 

 

 

Sampling of Pottery created by Alex Murray

 

Alex Murray tells The Rickie Report, “For many years, I drove past a pottery studio near a friend’s house and I always wondered what went on inside.  I often talked about stopping by and signing up for a class.  Yet, somehow it never happened, until my 35th birthday when that friend gave me a gift certificate to enroll in a class.  Little did I know that I would instantly get hooked.  From that first class, I was enthralled and I spent many, many hours hanging out at the studio.  It became like a second home for a couple years and I learned so much in those early years from my mentor, JW Shell and my friends at the studio”. 

 

Pottery Sample by Alex Murray

 

 

Alex continues, “After learning the basics of hand building, I finally graduated to the wheel.  Who knew that I could love this craft even more. Since learning to throw I seldom (basically NEVER) handbuilt anything again. There is something magical that happens when I throw.  I can’t describe it, but if you have the same love for the wheel as I do, you would understand what I mean.  I think if I only ever threw bowls for the rest of my life, I might be okay with that.  Sadly JW retired after just a few years and later on passed away.  I will always remember his lessons and how he created such a wonderful place for potters to learn.  I have since belonged to another group studio in that same location and I can say that it is a special thing to be surrounded by others that love the same craft as you do.  While we all had different styles there was always something to learn from those around you.  I do miss those group studio days sometimes”!

 

Bowls by Alex Murray Waiting to be fired

 

 

“These days I have a studio at my home and I try to spend as much time as I can working on my craft- it is one of the things I love to do the most.  I have often described getting caught up in the work as similar to therapy (but cheaper) for the feeling it instills in me when I’m in my zone.  It is hard these days to spend as much time as I’d like to working in the studio.  Running a business (my mother and I own and operate a casual and patio furniture store) and just living life with my husband and his two teenage children takes up most of my time.  But it’s comforting to know that the studio is always there, ready and waiting when I can carve out precious time in my schedule for my creative work”, Alex shares.

 

Hand made cup by Alex Murray

 

 

From the beginning, Alex has always focused on making functional pottery with very clean designs.  “I like to keep a simple aesthetic in my designs.  I love the idea that someone would use one of my bowls for their daily meals or a mug for their morning cup of coffee. Pottery has been around since the beginning of time, and maybe it’s the feeling of making something useful (from such a basic raw good such as clay) that gives me such a feeling of accomplishment”.

 

 

 

For more information:

www.mallobisset.com

Red Barn Furniture

www.potterybyalex.com

 Facebook page here

 

 

 

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

Christmas In July Summer Celebration At Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery On Saturday, July 28th

Enjoy the “Christmas in July Summer Celebration” at Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery in Tequesta.  Join in the fun, live entertainment, complimentary lite bites, an artist holiday decorating competition and a painting class on Saturday, July 28th.  Take advantage of this free event.  Meet over 50 artists and sign up for a class with Deborah Elaine, an accomplished pouring/watercolor artist. The Rickie Report shares the details about the event, how to sign up for her class, and some sneak peeks!  This is a local, eclectic gallery worth visiting!

 

 

 

387 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL

561.575.1002       originalelementsart@gmail.com

Please Join Us!

Christmas  in  July  Summer  Celebration

at

Original  Elements  Art  &  Gift  Gallery!

Saturday, July 28th

10 am – 5 pm

387 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL

561.575.1002  

originalelementsart@gmail.com

 

Artwork by Deborah Elaine

 

Deborah Elaine, one of our accomplished pouring/watercolor artists will host a painting class.

Plus you can see all her beautiful watercolors on display for sale.

Call the gallery at 561-575-1002 for details and to sign up for the painting class.

 

Jewelry by Dee Hartman

 

 

One of Original Elements newest Jewelry artists is Dee Hartman from “ The Jewel of the Isle”. Dee will be here to present her newest sea glass jewelry collection. Her designs feature authentic, genuine sea glass, hand-picked right here from our treasure coast beaches. Dee’s jewelry is a treasure to cherish!

 

 

“Star Fish” by Gary Hartman

 

Gary Hartman, artist, designer, painter and photographer will be on hand painting during the event. Gary is a local treasure coast artist who enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes. Currently his work is focused on Florida sea and beach creatures. His art style is realistic yet whimsical and vibrant with color. What he will be painting for us?

 

 

Original Elements is a unique Art and Gift Gallery showcasing over 50 talented and new artisans from the local area. Works of art include: Original Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Creative Mixed Media Art, Watercolor Paintings, Framed and Matted Fine art Prints, Framed Photographs, Seaside and Tropical Art, Handcrafted Jewelry, Batik and Hand-made Decorated Clothing, Hand Painted Ladies Purses, Fashion Accessories, Home Decor & Accessories, Ceramic Sculptures, Pottery, Painted Ornaments and Artist Greeting Cards. This is a local eclectic gallery worth visiting. Plus, many other unique handmade art pieces and gifts.

ART makes the perfect gift for anyone.

Come visit Original Elements today and see for yourself how new art can inspire your life!

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, the artists in the gallery, or how to join the gallery:

Original Elements

387 Tequesta Dr.      Tequesta, FL 33469

 561-575-1002

originalelementsart@gmail.com

Original Elements on Facebook

 

 

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

Susan Oakes’s Mixed Media Art, Blurs Borders Between Photography, Painting And Digital illustration

Susan Oakes shows us that borders can be blurred between art and technology, resulting in extraordinary works of art!  Her award winning pieces teach us that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. The Lake Park Library shares Susan’s creativity to the public during their regular hours.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks as well as Susan’s exuberant look at art.

 

 

 

 

529 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403
(561)881-3337    www.lakepark-fl.gov

 

 

Town  Of  Lake  Park

And  

 

Lake  Park  Public  Library

 

 

PRESENT:

Art @ Your Library

FEATURING:

The  Art  Of  Susan  Oakes

 

 

 

Exhibit dates: April 28 – June 30

Hours

Monday 9:00 – 6:00
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 – 8:00
Friday 9:00 – 4:00
Saturday 10:00 – 4:00

 

 

 

“TerraScapes” by Susan Oakes

 

Susan Oakes tells The Rickie Report, ” In my work and teaching I blur the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration and reveal that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. Although my art uses computer hardware and software, it is not the result of anything “automatic”, and is developed from my original photography. There is no “formula” or mechanized process… no two pieces are done in exactly the same way. In my collage pieces, I create composites of several photos, and sometimes vector illustrations as well, using layering, painting, blending and masking to achieve a certain look. I begin with the human form and relate it to elements in the natural world, such as water, plant life, or landscapes. The viewer’s eye is drawn around the piece to discover the individual elements and how they coalesce to form the whole”.

 

 

“Aqua Vista” by Susan Oakes

 

 

Susan is a freelance graphic artist and instructor who draws from a diverse background of psychology (B.A.), business (management), and art and technology, (teaching at Briarcliffe College in NY, as well as Palm Beach State College and the School District of Palm Beach County in addition to many private students).  Her professional affiliations include: Broward Artists Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artist’s Guild, Artists of Palm Beach County, Kelby One (Formerly known as National Association on of Photoshop Professionals) and Seybold Seminars Digital Design, San Francisco.

 

 

“Withered Palm” by Susan Oakes

 

 

Susan’s artwork has been seen in juried art exhibits throughout the State of Florida as well as in New York and Maryland.  She has been a Featured Artist at numerous galleries in Southeast Florida, along with other SOLO exhibitions.  Susan has been recognized with multiple awards for her innovative artistry, in addition to exhibits on-line (Art Ascent Magazine, June, 2013 and Light Space and Time www.lightspacetime.com)

 


Susan shares, “Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, I’ve traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road which continues to enlighten and reveal lifelong purpose. I aim to show that art
and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and
exciting ways. Working in traditional media as well as digitally, I demonstrate that computer hardware and software are artistic tools, not unlike a paintbrush or piece of charcoal, and can be used to expand
the artist’s vision”.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops, graphic design or private lessons:

Susan Oakes
SuOakes Graphic Design 
www.suoakesphotoimaging.com
www.suoakesart.com
www.suoakesdesign.com
561-432-4633

 

 

 

 

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

 


Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Returns February 4 -5 As Official Poster Is Unveiled Plus Children’s Art Contest

The wildly popular Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Returns February 4 – 5, bringing 250+ national artists and craft artisans to line Dixie Highway.  Don’t miss the unveiling of the Festival posters created by local 4th and 5th grade.  The official Festival of the Arts poster is created by noted area artist and Jenson Beach resident Barbara Lapham who will judge the winning Children’s Poster Art Contest. The contest is organized by the GFWC Hobe Sound Women’s Club.  The free, outdoor event features a fully juried art fair and a vetted craft fair.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday, February 4

and

Sunday, February 5

 10 am – 5 pm

 

 

Hobe Sound, SE Dixie Highway

Navigational Address: 11954 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Something For All Ages!

 

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts is presented by Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber and produced by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows. The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Craft artisans, selected through American Craft Endeavors (ACE) offer affordable, original and practical works including a full green market of edible and living ornamental items.

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Something For Everyone!

 

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. Parking is free and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery

Showcasing local and national artists

Vetted, affordable craft items

Original handmade artwork

More than 150 artists from 30 different states and more than 100 craft artisans

Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

All artists on site for duration of festival

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

Craft festival featuring Greenmarket

Free parking and pets on leashes welcome

 

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Pet Friendly

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Juno Beach, FL; Downtown Delray Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Coconut Point Art Festival (Estero, FL), Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information on the 16th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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