Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center Present Fine Art and Fine Crafts In “Natural Wonders of Florida” Exhibit at Okeeheelee Nature Center

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida” a juried fine art/fine craft exhibit hosted by the Okeeheelee Nature Center. The exhibit features 67 works by 27 local artists of native plants, animals, trees and vistas. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through May 7th.  The quality and diversity of the artwork is stunning!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see both nature and art in one place.  


Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center

Invite You To

“Natural Wonders of Florida”

A Juried Exhibit of Fine Art and Fine Craft

Public Opening Reception:

Friday, May 1st  6 – 8:30 pm


"We Live In A Paradise" by Diane Cappella

“We Live In A Paradise” by Diane Cappella



Okeeheelee Nature Center

7715 Forest Hill Blvd.      West Palm Beach

Wednesday Through Friday,   1 – 4:30pm

Saturday   10am – 4:30pm



"Spirits" by Sid Walesh

“Spirits” by Sid Walesh


The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida” a juried fine art/fine craft exhibit hosted by the Okeeheelee Nature Center. The exhibit features 67 works by 27 local artists of native plants, animals, trees and vistas. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through May 7th.  



"Wakodahatchee Babies" by Barbara Carswell

“Wakodahatchee Babies” by Barbara Carswell


Works will be on display at the Nature Center, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach. The public may view the exhibit during Nature Center operating hours Wednesday through Friday, 1 pm to 4:30pm and Saturday 10am to 4:30pm.


"Gray Fox" by Robin Marsh

“Gray Fox” by Robin Marsh



Unless otherwise noted, all work is for sale. The quality and variety of work is amazing!


"Tranquil Glade" by Pat Strum

“Tranquil Glade” by Pat Strum


A reception and awards presentation will be held Friday, May 1st from 6 to 8:30pm at the Nature Center. The public is welcome to attend.



"Through The Sargasso Sea" by Frances Tyler

“Through The Sargasso Sea” by Frances Tyler



Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeleelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.


From I-95, exit at Forest Hill Boulevard and head west. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between Jog Road and the Turnpike overpass on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.



From U.S. Highway 441, head east on Forest Hill Boulevard. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between the Turnpike overpass and Jog Road on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.





The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center, Inc. is designed to promote an appreciation of our natural world to the general public through educational programs that reflect Okeeheelee Nature Center’s commitment to the stewardship of Florida’s natural resources. This is done by raising monies for the enhancement and diversification of programs, assisting staff with recruitment of volunteers, training programs, and publicity. We invite you to support the work of the center as a non-profit corporation by becoming a member. All monies collected are used to benefit the Center and its programs. Your annual tax-deductible contribution funds materials for service and management projects, exhibits, and other educational pursuits. Members receive invitations to all special happenings and a 10% discount at the gift shop.



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6th “Annual PEEPS Show” Is Waiting For Your Entries!

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth announces the Call to Artists for entries for the 6th Annual PEEPS Show!  The deadline is March 24th and we’ve already seen PEEPS® on grocery shelves…Cash prizes and Lots of Fun!  This exhibit brings thousands of visitors to the gallery and lots of sales!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges PEEPS® fans to mark your calendars for the Opening Reception on Friday, March 27th!




Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery





Call To Artists
“6th Annual PEEPS Show”

Opening Reception to the Public:

Friday, March 27  6 pm


15 South J Street   Lake Worth, Florida 33460



CGMSPeeps 2015


For the last 6 years we have produced a PEEPS Show at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery that has draw thousands of visitors. Last year over 1,600 visitors voted on their favorite exhibits.   On the first day of the exhibit we have official judges awarding prizes to their top five favorites, First prize is $100. The next four prizes are gift certificates of $50 each, from the PEEPS® company.



Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “For the last two years, Sid Walesh has won first place. His works have been extraordinary ones that rotate on a pedestal.  Sid has asked that someone challenge him for first place. Please consider answering this challenge by giving Sid some real competition. It is not that the other entries were not extraordinary. I have always been blown away by your creativity. I think it is the extra complexity, for which the judges have awarded 1st place.”


  • Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.
  • A completed application form,and an entry fee of $25.00 must be received by deadline of Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by 3pm.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable. It may be paid by charge card in the gallery, or by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
  • Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of PEEPS work, and one, related to PEEPS, for sale.
  • If your works are completed two weeks prior to the exhibit, please forward the images so we can use them as part of our publicity.
  • Please include title and price.


Karen McGovern's "Peepsushi", Previous Entry

Karen McGovern’s “Peepsushi”, Previous Entry


PEEPS Art Work will be dropped off on Wednesday, March 25 from 1pm to 6pm.

Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open Monday through Sunday for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards. Please make sure that your submission includes your name, contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one.




Phone 561 588-8344
or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

Please PRINT legibly!

City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_____________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________


1. Title________________________________________________

2. Title________________________________________________


WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.



For more information call

561- 588-8344





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PEEPS® Winners and May Events in Lake Worth

Over 67,000 ballots were used at Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery to vote for the enormous 2014 PEEPS® display!  The Rickie Report will share a few of the most popular ones in this article.  In addition, there a MANY events, classes, sales and workshops that you’ll need to mark in your calendars.  Get ready for May in Downtown Lake Worth and take a Springtime ramble through this Little Village by the Sea!



Salt and PEEPER

“Salt and PEEPER” by Suz Easely




 PEEPS® Retrospective/Winners


Springtime Ramble in Lake Worth




Mayor Pam T awards First Place for PEEPS Show,2014

Mayor Pam Triolo awards First Place for PEEPS Show,2014  (“Blessings” by Sid Walesh)


On the Friday of the opening of the Peeps® Show, Lake Worth Mayor, Pam Triolo, awarded first prize to Sid Walesh for his triptych, “Blessings.”  Second and fifth places went to Suz Easley for “Yearly Peep Smear,” and “Salt and Peeper.”  Third place was awarded to Lake Worth High School for “Star S’mores,” and fourth place was awarded to Bonnie Brunner for “Peep Zilla.”  


Lake Worth High School's entry, "Star Smores"

Lake Worth High School’s entry, “Star Smores”


You can see them all of the entries at as well as in our Facebook albums  (Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on Facebook.)  Clever, funny, and we bet you can’t wait for next year already!




With your help, Lake Worth is rapidly becoming the epicenter of South Florida’s Great Arts Renaissance. This month, you are invited to directly contribute to this.  On May 6, The Community Foundation and United Way are hosting the Great Give.  This is one day of giving, on line, to hundreds of non-profits throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties.



Joyce's ad FLAT




On May 6th, Lake Worth, Flamingo Clay Studio, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is participating in the Great Give.  Enter  all gifts must be made by credit or debit card on or or by calling 1-844-GIVE-DAY (1-844-448-3329).  Minimum Donation is $10.00.   Go to and contribute $10-$10,000. Every donation FCS receives will be multiplied with bonus dollars from the Community Foundation and a National Pool.  The funds raised by Flamingo Clay Studio will be used to train students from Lake Worth High School’s Arts Department in the building and installation of ceramic, mosaic walls in  Lake Worth’s most blighted neighborhoods.  The funds will also be used for scholarships for economically challenged senior citizen artists, to build a huge, community accessible kiln complex and to continue construction on the regions largest 3-D artists studios for glass blowing, large metals foundry, clay, ceramic, fused glass and small metals studios.  This project, once fully funded and complete, is expected to become an international arts destination.  If you miss the May 6th Great Give, you can still contribute to this non-profit artists’ project.  On website, you may make a tax-deductible contribution through PayPal.



ModSquad (The Merchants of Downtown Lake Worth) have many fine art gallery members for you to visit during the month of May.  All exhibits are constantly changing. Make the month of May your Art Tour Month through the Historic Village of Lake Worth.





Start your tour on the 600 block of Lucerne and visit the Lake Worth Arts League, South Florida’s oldest arts association.  Their beautiful gallery is filled with paintings and photography. Head west to the MaryAnne and Bruce Webber Galleries, located on the 700 block of Lucerne the longest established galleries and framing establishments in Lake Worth.  Make a left hand turn on J street and walk two blocks to 15 South J Street, The Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, Palm Beach County’s first non-profit 3-D artist cooperative.  Head back to the 800 block of Lake Avenue for the Robert Pardo (Artefacts) Gallery featuring the works of Laura Anne Jacobs.  Travel east to ShoeStrings Gallery located in Palm Beach Interiors.




LWAL Logo 3

There are many other little galleries located in the nooks and crannies of the town. Take a day to explore and delight in the art that fills this town. Don’t miss the gallery inside the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (601 Lake Avenue) and see two SOLO exhibitions, Ray P. Neubert and Leora Klaymer Stewart (look at previous Rickie Reports for more details).  Then walk across the street and visit Artisans on the Ave. (630 Lake Avenue).





Fine Art and fine craftsmanship are found in many shops throughout the town. At Lake Worth Jewelers, 615 Lake Avenue, master designer and jeweler, Richard Fahnoe, is creating one of a kind jewelry with gold and diamonds. After one piece is cast, the mold is destroyed. Lake Worth Jewelers has been in downtown Lake Worth for thirty-two years. Their hours are 9-5, Monday-Saturday.




Brogue’s Down Under, 621 Lake Avenue, has learned the formula for packing in crowds for dinner and a show.  With their elegant and newly windowed back restaurant, diners can come in for a fine meal and to enjoy their Thursday evening (5-8PM) Rod Stewart Tribute Band.  Watch for additional evenings with addition tribute groups to spring up on a regular basis.







Lake Worth now welcomes exciting new Street Performers to town beginning in May.  FlowSource has found a new home in Lake Worth. Every First and Third Friday in May for Lake Worth’s Evenings on the Avenues,  FlowSource will be presenting a flowing team of powerful, creative, and joyful individuals dedicating their lives to what they love to do best. These artists are excited to share many forms of performance arts.  They will mesmerize, captivate, and amaze you. You will laugh and join in the fun.  Come see: Live painting and portraits by Zipporah SkyWalker, Spoken Word/Poetry acapella and musical accompaniment by Casandra Tenenbaum, Brian Ritter, and Emily Andari.  Poi, Staff, and Hula Hoop performances by Patrick Kiebzak, Jeremiah Collins, Blair Welcome, and Cassandra Tenenbaum. Watch as these performers, especially as they use LED and fire props! They inspire community connection through playful interactions and create a showcase spectacle in Downtown Lake Worth that links the community with performers, artists, and merchants.



The Lake Worth Playhouse and the Stonzek Movie Theater are the finest antiques Lake Worth has to offer.  The buildings are architectural gems, well worth the visit.  Sitting inside the theater brings you back 100 years.  Within the beautiful surroundings of this glorious theater, you can experience wonderful and affordable productions.  The Stonzek Movie Theater shows independent and rare films seen nowhere else in the county.





The alliterive Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale (May 10th) in Lake Worth is always filled with Big Bargains and a ThirdEye Adventure.  The Second Saturday Sidewalk sales fill the downtown streets with treasures.  Long cherished, Bees Knees, has lost its lease in Lake Worth and is looking for a new site. You Bees Knees addicts can find their extrodinary and affordable treasures every Second Saturday on the parking lot of CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street.  This is Lake Worth’s example of neighbor helping neighbor.  The best way to get the Bees Knees up an running again is to come downtown and make sure you buy out their parking lot sale. raises money for local charities. This month’s adventure is “Back to Boston,” a bar crawl and tap takeover. This adventure will feature an 80’s Costume Contest with food, fun, music & prizes.





Stop by McMow Art Glass located at 701 North Dixie Hwy. to see their workshop, supply area for all things “glass” and their studios.  Classes and workshops are available year round!







Friday, May 16, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery (15 South J Street) celebrates its 5th Anniversary in downtown Lake Worth. The party starts at 6PM.  Some of Palm Beach’s best performers come out to celebrate this anniversary. In keeping with Gallery Anniversary Tradition, Butterflies will be handed out to the first 100 visitors.  Champaign and cake will be served.



Metal Clay Classes for Charity: Ruth Ekiert of Trinkets and Treasures teaches regular classes in metal clay and resins to raise funds for a local non-profit.  Metal Clays can be worked with to make jewelry and art objects.  Once fired in a kiln, the clay burns out and you are left with silver, copper or brass.  (Most classes in the area cost $140 plus materials for a four hour class).  Ruth charges $75 including materials. Groups are welcome.  Classes are set up at your convenience. Six person minimum.


The Merchants of Downtown is a group that meets weekly to make Downtown Lake Worth a welcoming destination for neighbors and visitors alike.  The MOD Squad, as they fondly refer to themselves, organizes block by block bringing activity, unity and camaraderie to the Downtown corridor.  For additional information contact .





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Boca Artists Guild ‘s First Collaborative High School Program

The Boca Raton High Shool’s 2013 Spring Exhibition is around the corner.  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Partnership with Boca Raton Community High School.  Read this article and stop by to see the work of these Community-Based Artists, High School Students and their Teachers!




Boca Raton High School 2013 Spring Exhibition 

 March 11 through May 3, 2013

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art Partners with Boca Raton Community High School: Local Artists Exhibit along with High School Students and Teachers

 The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place March 14 for artists, students, school staff and families. Exhibited artworks can be viewed through May 3 at Boca Raton Community High School, 1501 NW 15th Court, Boca Raton, every Monday thru Friday after 2:30 PM in the main office.

A portion of artwork sales benefit the Boca Museum of Art.


The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art continues its nine-year partnership with Boca Raton Community High School to present a juried art exhibit of artworks by Guild members and high school students. For the first time, teachers will also be participating. 


This collaborative effort gives high school students the opportunity to work alongside local artists to experience the total exhibition process. “I’ve been making art since 1st grade, and I enjoyed the opportunity to work with professional artists”, said Tatiana de Carvalho, a former student exhibitor. The students enter the exhibition on-line, help with registering their artwork, volunteer to help with hanging and placement of the artwork, and see hands-on how professional artists mount a show. 


“We have watched the students grow artistically from mandatory participation as part of their grade within their school curriculum, to eagerly asking to participate and exhibit with the Guild members” said Roni DiSabello past President of the Artists’ Guild. “Working with Boca Raton Community High School and the students has been a wonderful experience for our Guild artists; we are helping to form a future generation of artists.”

Boca High School Student

Tatiana de Carvalho, Boca Raton Community High School Student Exhibitor

“For each exhibition, the educated juror gives a written critique for each student’s artwork.This proves to be a wonderful teaching tool” said Dianna DonFrancisco Artists’ Guild chairperson of the high school show. “They learn and are inspired from viewing other student and professional artists work.”  Originality, craftsmanship, and composition are just some of the qualities looked for in the works selected for this juried show.

The winners of the Fall/Winter Exhibition were:

Artists’ Guild Winners: 1st: Hanne Neiderhausen “Enigmas” Tripych;  2nd:Dianna DonFrancisco “There She Goes Again” Pen & Ink;  3rd  :Sid Walesh “Passage” Ceramic Sculpture; Honorable Mention : Eleanor Huang “The Met” Pastel ;JR: Flo Rhogaar “Delray Beach Cottage” Photography


Boca Raton Community High Students: 1st: Angelina Tetu “Untitled” Acrylic; 2nd: Jake Hartigan “Curiousity” Photography; 3rd :Kiana McDavid ” Peacock” Scratchboard; Honorable Mention: Erin Swauger ” Ben Foster Conducting”; JR: Justin Schwartz ” No Trespassing”


Boca Artists Guild Members

Boca Artists Guild Members

The Artists’ Guild, is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild is an active organization of artists, art lovers, and supporters of the arts. Its goals are to support the mission of the Museum and provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and to provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art. The Artists’ Guild Gallery is located at 512 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL. For more information contact the Artists’ Guild Gallery at 561.278.7877 or email  or visit:


The Boca Museum of Art is one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida, achieving international recognition as a world-class visual arts institution for its dynamic, changing exhibitions from acclaimed artists and distinguished permanent collection. The Museum’s many public programs include artist presentations, family activities, art films, the Annual Art Festival, and more than 100 classes per week at its studio Art School. Museum Auxiliaries include The Artists’ Guild, Friends Auxiliary, and Collectors’ Forum. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit






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