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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN    COUNTY    OPEN    STUDIO    TOUR

 

 

MARCH 6 & 7, 2021  

~FREE   To   ATTEND~

 

10 am – 5 pm  each day

MARTIN   COUNTY, FL

 

MCOST.org

 

 

“Day Dream” by Torenzo Gann

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

 

 

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

 

 

Ceramics by Candy Walsh

 

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

 

 

 

Mark Stall in his photography studio

 

 

 

Laura Kay Darvil in her jewelry studio

 

 

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

 


“Simplify Your Life” by Jim and Tess Dirks

 

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

 

 

 


Mermaid’s Box by Barbara Bucci

 

 

 

The  Artists:

Ed Douglas

Carol Kepp

Barb Bucci

James DeMartis

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

Curt Whiticar

Lynne Barletta

Angela Krogen

Barry Greff

Renee Keil

Chris Kling

Sheryl Levine

Lynn Morgan

Sally Pearson

Katie Gianni

Jim Dirks

Diana Rell Dean

Billie-Jo Thomson

Eduardo Gomez

Mark Stall

Skip Hartzell

Cheryl Cote

Mallo Bisset

Candy Walsh

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Maria Miele

Dot Galfond

Sue Klahne

Jane Baldridge

Torenzo Gann

 

 

 

For more information:

info@MCOST.org

mcost.org

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

November Exhibition By Martin Artisans Guild Opens At Palm Room Wednesday, November 4 With 2D And 3D Artworks. Exhibit Runs Nov. 4-28

The Martin Artisans Guild announces their November Exhibition and Reception at the Palm Room in Harbour Bay Plaza!  The Opening Reception is Wednesday, November 4, 2020.  Featured artists include: Diana Rell Dean, Ed Douglas, Skip HartzellRenee KeilSally Pearson, and Curt Whiticar.  The exhibit continues through November 28The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and an introduction to some of the artists. Masks will be available and Phase 2 distancing guidelines will be followed. All artwork is for sale.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER,  2020    EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

 

Wednesday, November 4

 

 

 5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Featuring refreshments, artists, paintings and sculpture! 

 

 

The exhibit runs November 4 -28

 

 

Gallery Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

DIANA    RELL    DEAN

 

 

 

 

Diana has been an artist all her life, first as a dancer, and now as a pastel artist! She is showing her pastels in the Palm Room and has a studio and gallery at her Riverhouse Workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ED   DOUGLAS

 

 

 

 

 

Ed’s maritime creations and rustic landscapes are influenced by  his Floridian youth and his travels. His goal is to “capture your imagination and draw your eyes back time after time.”

 

 

 

 

SKIP  HARTZELL

 

 

 

Skip is inspired by dogs! He tells The Rickie Report, “I am always “ready to see where the work will take me”. His sculpture and paintings are about form, movement, color, and texture.

 

 

 

 

 

RENEE  KEIL

 

 

 

Renee’s art is inspired by her theatrical background. She loves for her artwork to tell a story, to “make a statement about the human condition, the universal connection that move our souls”.

 

 

 

 

 

SALLY  PEARSON

 

 

 

“Ravens” by Sally Pearson

 

 

Sally is a popular watercolor artist and favorite teacher. You can usually find her sharing her extensive knowledge at the Artist’s Nook in Stuart.

 

 

 

CURT   WHITICAR

 

 

 

Curt is a self-taught artist and a Stuart native, painted constantly and made his own frames in between building and designing boats at Whiticar Boat Works. His daughter, LauraKay Darvill, presents her late father’s work in our November exhibition.

 

 

 

 

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

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 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.

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

“Unconditionally Dogs” Works By Skip Hartzell Opens At Arthouse 429 December 10

ARTHOUSE429 invites you to “Unconditionally Dogs” by artist, Skip Hartzell. The Opening Reception takes place on Thursday, December 10th.  Don’t go expecting dog portraits!  His renditions are of familiar imagery, often drawn from memory. In a series of large works on paper, Hartzell employs his intuitive sense of spirited compositions as he builds up layers of Flashe (a vinyl-based professional grade matte paint) and graphite to create the drawing and then he fills in the blanks. Hartzell’s sculptures are just as spirited and intuitively created.  Skip is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and has been a dedicated sponsor of Big Dog Ranch Rescue. During opening night, Hartzell has generously offered to donate specially selected dog sculptures to anyone that donates a minimum of $250 to Big Dog Ranch Rescue. Additionally, a generous portion of all sales of his other work will be donated to the Ranch. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

ARTHOUSE 429

429 25th St.   West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Features:

“Unconditionally Dogs”

Works by Skip Hartzell

Public Opening Reception:

Thursday, December 10

6:30 – 8:30 pm

A Fund Raiser For

Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Cocktails
Hors d’oeuvres
Valet Parking will be available

Please RSVP to Mary Tidy-Coyle:
manager@arthouse429.com
561-231-0429

The exhibition is open to the public

 and continues through December 31, 2015

 

 

 

Opening Thursday, December 10th, Skip Hartzell is showing inventive new depictions of his best friends. Paintings, sculpture and works on paper will be on display for the first time at ARTHOUSE 429 in the exhibition titled, Unconditionally Dogs.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the Opening Reception from 6:30 -8:30 pm.  

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“Waiting” by Skip Hartzell

100% of the sale of selected sculptures & 40% of all other sales of Hartzell’s work will go to Big Dog Ranch Rescue.  Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern United States. Hartzell is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and has been a dedicated sponsor of Big Dog Ranch Rescue. He and his wife have adopted several dogs from the organization.

 

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“Bigger Muse” by Skip Hartzell

 

Described by art critic Bruce Helander as “This gifted painter’s delightful new works are inventive depictions of man’s best friend, Hartzell channels his passion for canines into a must-see body of work. These dogs far transcend their chosen form through truly impressive style and technique. The passion of the artist and the love of dogs in unlimited configurations are joined to make a fascinating presentation of pictures with an obvious aristocratic appearance and a recognizable common denominator.”

 

 

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“Expecting” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

 

 

Hartzell’s work is definitely not dog portraits; they are renditions of familiar imagery, often times drawn from memory. In a series of large works on paper, Hartzell employs his intuitive sense of spirited compositions as he builds up layers of Flashe (a vinyl-based professional grade matte paint) and graphite to create the drawing and then he more or less fills in the blanks. In other works, notably his sculptural arrangements, Hartzell has developed a successful formula of papier-mâché mix coated with aqua resin, and often supported with a fusion of diluted cement and an inside wire armature that takes on an abstract shape.

 

 

 

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“Bubba” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

“Dogs are always in the moment”. Hartzell said. “Although nothing in life has held my attention or has been more fascinating to me than dogs, my art is about more than that. My work is about form, movement, color and texture. The dogs are a recognizable image that permits me to explore my emotions, passions and sentiments. Making art for me is intuitive; it is very much like walking my dogs. I am always excited and waiting to see where the dogs want to go.”

 

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“It’s A Very Fine Day” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

 

Skip is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and has been a dedicated sponsor of Big Dog Ranch Rescue. He and his wife have adopted several dogs from the organization. During opening night, Hartzell has generously offered to donate specially selected dog sculptures to anyone that donates a minimum of $250 to Big Dog Ranch Rescue. Additionally, a generous portion of all sales of his other work will be donated to the Ranch.

 

 

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“Dog42” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

 

Skip Hartzell holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Art. He worked in Advertising and Direct Marketing for 32 years. Retired in 2011 he now is happy to be a full time artist.

 

 

For images of Hartzell’s work, please visit:

 www.skiphartzell.com.

For information about Big Dog Ranch Rescue:

www.bdrr.org.

 

 

For additional information, contact Ilene Adams, The Marketing Works at IleneAdams@gmail.com.

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Skip Hartzell Finally Letting His Dogs Out at Paul Fisher Gallery

Lake Worth Artist Skip Hartzell Has Over 100 Dogs!  And he is letting his dogs out for the first time at the Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25th. Skip Hartzell’s Dogs are not your ordinary dogs. These dogs are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Don’t look for portraits of your pooch or pictures of dogs playing cards because you’ll not find them.  20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit and a sneak peek! 

 

 

 

 

 Paul Fisher Gallery

Presents

Skip Hartzell’s Dogs

 

Opening Reception

Friday, July 25th

 6 – 9 pm

Exhibit continues through August 26th by Appointment

433 Flamingo Drive

W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Skip Hartzell will be presenting his work to the public for the first time at an opening reception at Paul Fisher Gallery on July 25,  2014, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition will be up through August 26 and can be seen by appointment by calling the gallery at (561) 832-5255. The gallery is located at 433 Flamingo Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

20% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to Furry Friends Rescue, a local 501 (c)(3) no-kill dog rescue. Furry Friends will be on-site with some of their adorable real-life adoptable dogs. Dogs are invited to attend this event and Woofgang Bakery of Palm Beach will be there with special doggy treats!

 

"Doodles" by Skip Hartzell

“Doodles” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged.

 

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“Fred” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip’s work is entertaining, optimistic and captivating. There is something primitive yet sophisticated about his art. He is able to combine a unique artistic playfulness with a serious understanding of shape, color and texture. Working with a series of repeating personal dog images that is somewhat reminiscent of Jim Dine’s hearts, Skip prefers to emphasize the hands-on, gestural, and expressive nature of his work.

 

"Waiting" by Skip Hatrzell

“Waiting” by Skip Hatrzell

 

 

In addition to the sculptures, Skip creates large paintings and drawings that capture the essence of “dog”.  But don’t be fooled by the cuteness of this work. Just like real dogs, Skip’s dogs draw you in yet they are tethered by a thin leash, extending beyond the canvas to where?  All of his work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.

 

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“Patiently” by Skip Hartzell

 

 

Skip states, “I believe that the secret to making good art is to empty your head of all assumptions, preconceived thoughts and ideas, then simply open yourself to all possibilities and let the magic flow through you.  Inspiration comes about through perspiration and it is better to be prolific than to try to be perfect. Although I love dogs, my work is about form, movement, color, texture and mostly about personal painterly expression.”

 

 

 

You can preview some of Skip’s work at www.skiphartzell.com.

Furry Friends Adoption can be contacted through www.furryfriendadoption.com.

 

 

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