Celebrate Gem & Mineral Society’s 50th Anniversary At Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show November 19-20

Celebrate the Gem & Mineral Society’s 50th Anniversary at their mega exposition on November 19 and 20th at the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.  Over 80 national dealers will offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books and more.  The highlight this year will be a guest lecturer form the Smithsonian Museum who will be speaking on Pegmatites as well as bringing a showcase of new specimen acquisitions for the Museum! The Rickie Report shares the details and some images form last year’s event.  Bring the whole family – The show is well timed before Christmas for plenty of opportunities for shopping for all budget levels, limited to unlimited!

 

 

 

 

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Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

Golden Anniversary 50th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

November 19-20, 2016

 

Saturday, November 19th   9AM—6PM

Sunday, November 20th  10AM—5PM

Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds,

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Guest lecturer from the Smithsonian Museum!

Learn about Pegmatites!

See the newest specimen acquisitions for the museum!

 

 

 

 

~Demonstrations~

~Hourly Door Prizes~

~ Guest Speakers~

~Kids Activities~

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches was founded in 1966 as a club for like-minded individuals who shared a passion for gems, minerals, the lapidary arts and geological sciences. 50 years later it still serves residents of Palm Beach County with those interests and more. At the clubs workshop one can find a variety of work being done – from silversmithing to cutting and polishing precious and semiprecious gemstones.  At meeting, members spread knowledge and fellowship for members of all ages. The youngest of the club members are mentored in the junior rockhound program with activities specially crafted just for them.

 

 

 

For more information:

gemandmineralsociety.org

 

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Artists Wanted For LOT 23 Artist Colony In Popular Northwood Village

Northwood Village, one of the trendiest and art-centric neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, could be your new home with the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s LOT 23 Artist in Residence program. In partnership with the Center for Creative Education, this program provides apartments at a substantially discounted rate and, in return, resident artists provide community service hours in the form of art education for local residents. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for current vacancies as the WPB CRA is seeking to incorporate additional variety to the educational community classes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges creatives to attend the Information Program on Friday, November 18th.

 

 

Artists Wanted for Lot 23 Artist Colony

In WPB’s Popular Northwood Village


Vacancies available for artists to rent at a discounted rate in exchange for community service

 

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Northwood Village

 

 

 

Lot 23 Artist in Residence program

Open House:

Friday, November 18 at 6:00 pm

At the Center for Creative Education

 425 24th Street in Northwood Village

Attendees will receive details about the program along with tours of the classrooms, artist studio and apartments, all within walking distance of each other.

 

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“The LOT 23 Artist In Residence program is a unique way to provide cultural opportunities for the community,” said Jon Ward, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director. “Creating a program that not only benefits talented individuals with affordable living arrangements, but also inspires and educates future creators, innovators and artists is a tremendous asset for our community.”

 

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LOT 23

 

 

LOT 23 resident artists can demonstrate their creativity, share their talents and engage community members by creating and teaching classes, special events and art shows. Craig McInnis, a freelance artist with a background in commercial and fine arts, is one of the current resident artists who teaches classes such as Drawing Fundamentals and Acrylic Innovations to students at the Center for Creative Education.

 

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LOT 23 Resident, Craig McInnis Teaching a Class

 

 

“I enjoy the challenge of teaching all skill levels in my favorite mediums,” said McInnis. “The community I live in is important to me and this program allows me to get to know my neighbors and give back by sharing my creative gifts.” In addition to inspiring local students, McInnis also serves as the President of Art Synergy, Art Director for The Event Group, Creative Director for Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Theme Set Designer for the South Florida Fair.

 

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An Example of Classes Offered by Residents of LOT 23 at Center For Creative Education

 

 

All classes provided by Lot 23 resident artists are free to the community and held in a variety of venues throughout Northwood Village, Pleasant City and West Palm Beach. There is a diverse mix of classes for both children and adults that offer art opportunities for all skills levels. No registration is needed and all supplies are provided. For a current list of classes visit: http://cceflorida.org/lot-23/.

 

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Northwood Village

 

 

All creative disciplines are welcome to apply for the LOT 23 Artist In Residence program. The Northwood Village apartment units are 2bd/1 bath and rent for $350 per month with 20 hours per month of community service/classes required. The LOT 23 apartments are located at 608 and 610 23rd Street, West Palm Beach. For more information or to apply for one of available units, visit http://cceflorida.org/lot23-artists-in-residence/ or call (561) 805-9927.

 

About the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency:

Nationally recognized as one of the most innovative CRAs in the country, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) sets the standard for redevelopment through award – winning marketing and branding campaigns, events and attractive business incentive programs. The mission of the CRA is to enhance the viability, long‐term stability and the overall economic health of the Downtown City Center and Northwood Pleasant City districts, the core of the City of West Palm Beach.

For more about the Community Redevelopment Agency, visit: wpb.org/cra

 

 

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“ARTNADO Village, Best Of All Worlds” Announces Sponsorships For Emerging Artists

Artistic Synergy Inc., a 501©(3) nonprofit, and sponsor of “The ARTNADO Village, The Best of All Worlds” is pleased to announce its Emerging Artists sponsorships. Artists of all mediums, including 2D and 3D art are welcome to apply.  ARTNADO also encourages local businesses to show their support of the arts and artists by adding their names to the Emerging Artists Sponsors.  ARTNADO takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds on February 11 & 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please note: Artistic Synergy Inc. is not related to Art Synergy

 

 

A R T N A D O   V I L L A G E 

The Best Of All Worlds

 

February 11 & 12, 2017

S. Florida Fairgrounds

 

 

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ARTNADO ANNOUNCES CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS FOR EMERGING ARTISTS

 

 

ALL MEDIUMS , INCLUDING 2D AND 3D ART ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

ARTNADO’S corporate sponsorships  include an option for local businesses to directly sponsor emerging artists in this extraordinary art fair which will be held in the Expo Center located at the South Florida Fairgrounds on February 11 & 12, 2017.

 

Local business who are interested in supporting the arts and artists are welcome to inquire about joining this program.

 

ALL   ARTISTS:

This is an incredible opportunity to showcase not only your work but also you, the artist.

Apply:

 

https://www.zapplication.org/index.php

 

 

EMERGING  ARTISTS:

 

To apply to ARTNADO,  go to  artisticsynergy.org  and use the link for ZAPP applications to enter, which is located under the “more” button.

 

Then send an email with your bio, artist’s statement or general information to artisticsynergy@mail.com asking to be considered for one of the free sponsored 10×10 spaces at the show.

 

 

 

For more information:

 

artisticsynergy.org

“The Future Face of Art Shows”

561-557-8741

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4860

 

 

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Gems, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry, Fossils: Don’t Miss This Annual Event

The 48th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming to the South Florida Fair & Expo East. The title is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this show! The Rickie Report is giving readers a preview of this not-to-be-missed event!  The event takes place on November 22nd and 23rd! Use our special coupon for discount admission.

 

 

Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Presents

48th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show

November 22nd 9 am – 6 pm

November 23rd 10 am – 5 pm

The South Florida Fairgrounds

Expo Center East 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach

 

 

 

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Jeff Slutsky, President of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches tells The Rickie Report, “We strive to provide a family oriented, culturally stimulating show each year. Proceeds from this show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year. Our show is run totally by our member volunteers.”

 

 

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

 

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Pearls, Beads, Gem Stones, Jewelry

 

 

 

Monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

Demonstrations

Demonstrations

 

 

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For more information and Membership applications please visit: www.gemandmineral.cc.

 

 

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Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show Offers Variety of Merchandise and Artistry

The Rickie Report is looking forward to this years’ 47th Annual Gem and Mineral Show presented by the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches.  This show has something for everyone in the family!  Kids will love seeing fossils or have a geode cut in half as they watch and wait to see the mother nature magic that will be inside.  The natural artifacts dug from the earth will fascinate even the most “jaded” among us.  For those who are renovating, you may even find sinks made from fossilized wood!  And here you can shop for jewelry made from magnificent beads or the beads themselves to make the jewelry!  

 

 

 

Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Presents

47th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead and Fossil Show

 

November 23rd  9am-6pm  

November 24th  10 am – 5 pm

 

The South Florida Fairgrounds

 

 Expo Center East   9067 Southern Blvd.  West Palm Beach

 

Brought to You by Mother Nature

Brought to You by Mother Nature

 

 

A group of like-minded mineral and jewelry enthusiasts gathered at different homes to discuss their interest in these fields. In January, 1966 the Society was officially chartered as a Florida corporation, with its stated purpose being to provide a place for gem and mineral collectors to gather and share in their hobby.  The Society has shared its vast knowledge in our community. This was achieved by presenting a series of hands-on mineral lectures to various Palm Beach Schools.

Beads, Stones, Minerals!

Beads, Stones, Jewelry, Minerals!

 

The Society’s largest public outreach is its annual show.  Each year, for the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Gem and Mineral Society takes over the Expo East Building of the South Florida Fairgrounds to hold its Gem, Jewelry, Bead and Fossil Show.  The show features a wide array of dealers who carry merchandise from all over the world.  Additionally, Society members come out to spread the word and educate visitors about the Society and the hobby. The show features a Demonstration Area, where members showcase the many classes offered to members of the Society.

 

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Cuff Bracelet made with Cabachon

In the past, the Society has had special exhibits that greet visitors upon entering the Expo building.  Past attractions have included: a Moon Rock from Apollo 17, two Ruby statues weighing several thousand carats each, and a life-size photo of a Mastodon skeleton (as well as actual bones from the dig) that the Society helped unearth in Palm Beach County.

 

Mining Flume

Mining Flume

One of the Show’s biggest attractions is the Mining Flume.  This is a running water flume where guests can buy buckets containing filler materials and rough mineral specimens.  Sitting at the flume, visitors sift through the materials in the buckets, guided by Society members who help visitors identify what they find.  Visitors can keep anything they find in the bucket, and kids love taking home their beautiful stones.

 

Rocks and Fossils!

Rocks and Fossils!

 

There is also a Fossil Dig!  Kids love digging in the sand to find and keep real Florida fossils.  Again, guided by members, the kids learn about the fossils they are finding, and are always thrilled to leave with a bag of treasures!

 

Sink fabricated from Fossilized Wood

Sink fabricated from Fossilized Wood

Gem Society members love to share their knowledge with the public and generate new interest. Within the Society, classes are always ongoing for members who want to further their skills.  Classes include cabochon cutting, faceting, wire wrapping, chain maille, beading, enameling and so much more. Scholarships are also awarded to members to attend one of two lapidary schools; Wildacres or William Holland.  

 

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Copper Art

The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches remains a thriving organization that aspires to share knowledge and join people together through a common interest.  Whether out in the community or attending small classes within the Society, our members love to swap information and skill sets with anyone willing to learn.  The Society, celebrating its 50th birthday in 2016, is still going strong and sharing a love of stones with the world!

 

Join the fun at the the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on November 23rd and 24th.  For more information visit:  www.gemandmineral.cc   or call  561-585-2080.  

 

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