Here Is Something You CAN Do During The Covid19 Crisis!

While being physically distanced, there is no reason to feel powerless. Negotiations are ongoing in the Senate on what is being called “Phase Three” of the COVID-19 response relief package. As you know, the coronavirus has already had a devastating economic impact on America’s nonprofit arts sector—financial losses to date are estimated to be $3.6 billion. More advocacy is needed and you can help with the click of your computer, a phone call to your Congressional  legislators, or a letter.  The Rickie Report gives you the links and information here.  Please share with others who appreciate, enjoy, and want to support the cultural arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Senate legislation under consideration today has several items we’ve been asking for—your advocacy has been working! For example, there is some funding for the NEA, but it’s not enough. Self-employed artists, creative workers, and nonprofits appear to be included in the Paycheck Protection and Small Business Administration disaster loan provisions, but we need to ensure they are included in the final bill version.

 

More advocacy is needed!

 

 

In order to support the sector at this vital time, request that your members of Congress include the following in the current legislative package currently being negotiated:

  • Support $4 billion in COVID-19 relief funding to be administered by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services—House Arts Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and House STEAM Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) led a letter to House Leadership with this ask, Senate Cultural Caucus Co-Chair Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) did the same in the Senate. Waive matching requirements and general operating support reprogramming for FY2020 grantees, as well as for COVID-19-specific grantmaking;
  • Encourage charitable giving by increasing the allowable amount of the proposed $300 above-the-line tax deduction available to taxpayers that do not itemize their returns, and removing AGI limits on allowed deductions for charitable giving;
  • Ensure that proposed forgivable SBA disaster relief loans support all arts and culture workers by: specifying that access to forgivable loans is available for self-employed workers, increasing the employer eligibility threshold by applying the 500 employee cap to fulltime employees, and eliminating the employer size cap for nonprofit organizations;
  • Support pandemic unemployment benefits for workers ineligible for state unemployment benefits, which will provide essential support for self-employed workers in the arts and culture sector; and
  • Ensure arts eligibility for additional forms of disaster relief, such as Community Development Block Grants, education and lifelong learning programs, and health and wellness initiatives.

In a national survey by Americans for the Arts, 91% of responding arts organizations indicated that they have cancelled one or more events. Many arts organizations have closed their doors for months to come. These estimates are based on more than 5,000 respondents to an Americans for the Arts nationwide COVID-19 impact survey, and then further extrapolation of those data nationally using IRS data about nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. The most recent figures show economic losses of $3.6 billion to date, up from $3.2 billion last week. The survey is ongoing, and these figures will be updated regularly. Given that losses documented in the survey have occurred only in the last two months, Americans for the Arts anticipates additional billions in potential revenue losses for the nonprofit arts and culture field.

Join us in calling on Congress NOW to include the aforementioned items in the final package for COVID-19 relief.

 

 

 

ABOUT AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS:

Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America.

Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

www.americansforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Artists’ Guild Of Boca Museum Of Art Opens Two Events To The Public: Marc Chagall Art Lecture And Three Act Play About The Artistic Process

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to an Art Lecture by Dr. Kenneth Green about Marc Chagall on Tuesday, December 3 and a Three Act Play about the artistic process, “Apparition” on Saturday December 7.   The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Remember to SHOP the HOLIDAY ART SALE on November 30 and December 1!

 

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY   PRESENTS:  

 

Marc Chagall

 

 

ART  LECTURE  ABOUT   MARC  CHAGALL

 BY   DR.  KENNETH  GREEN

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3  

 7 – 8:30 PM  

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

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“THE    APPARITION”

 

 

 

An amusing three-act play about the artistic process

Saturday, December 7, 2019

7 PM

(doors open at 6:15 PM)

Ticket price $20  

Purchase before or at the door

Refreshments will be served

 

 

 

“The Apparition” is a play written by Philip Butera about discovery, a wonderland where a poet, artist, actress, and singer speak directly to the forces which indulge them.  It is an amusing narrative where myth and genius are bandied about in discussion.  In each act, this enigmatic personification, “The Apparition” directs the artistic process forward using dance, artwork, song, poetry, and visual effects.

 

The Players:

Mycaela Everly – The Apparition

Dan Breitfeller – Creativity/Inspiration/Talent

Kathryn Carlyle –  Painter

Nicole Washburn – Actress

Guiseppe Carriero – Singer

Philip Butera  – Poet

With the Howard Glenn String Quartet

Dancers: Branndi Lewis  & Eliana Girard

Directed by Philip Butera         Sound by Tony Mariano

Sponsored by Dova International Interior Design

 

 

Bruce Linser, Dramaworkshop Manager of the Palm Beach Dramaworks says, “Beautiful poetry and imagery…pretentious yet self-aware and funny”.

 

Kathleen Bryce Niles of the Comstock Review says, “Philip Butera unleashes the beauty and the frustrations of making art that is understandable, unique, permanent, and fluid. His is a master of language”.

 

 

GET  YOUR  TICKETS:

https://philipbutera.wixsite.com/theapparition 

https://www.facebook.com/The-Apparition-a-play-about-the-Artistic-Process-102524331158234

For more information about this play, please call Philip at  561 445 7784 

 

 

 

 

For detailed information about these events, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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

 

 

Artists’ Guild Of Boca Museum Of Art Announce Two Events: New Opening Reception November 14 And Holiday Art Sale November 30 & December 1

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to an Opening Reception on Thursday,  November 14 to see the newest artworks in the gallery. Stop by for the Holiday Art Sale on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1! Holidays are special and so are the gifts you give.  Think “outside the box” and come to the Boca Raton Museum of Art –  The Artists Guild for a gift of art.  It will make someone smile long after the holiday season.  Support local artists and the Boca Museum with gifts of small works, all media, including jewelry.  Artists donate a portion of the sale price to the Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY

 

 NEW OPENING RECEPTION:  

 

 

THURSDAY,   NOVEMBER 14

 

 

 7 –  8:30  PM

 

 

Free admission & Parking /  Open to the Public

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431    (In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

 

 

 

Everyone’s invited – it’s free and open to the public

 

Saturday, November 30

&

Sunday,  December 1

10 am – 6 pm

Many artworks in main exhibition will also be discounted, this weekend only.

* All major credit cards accepted

 

 

 

For detailed information about these events, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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

 

 

Artists Of Palm Beach County Invites Public To “Member’s Choice” Exhibit And Issues A Call For Support As Art On Park Gallery May Lose Its Occupancy!

The Artists of Palm Beach County is one of the most supportive community arts groups The Rickie Report publicizes.  We must apprise the arts community about APBC’s latest struggle to maintain occupancy at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park.  The Rickie Report shares photos from “Through The Camera’s Eyes” and invites the public to “Member’s Choice” Exhibit which will run from October 10 through November 16 with an Opening Reception on October 18, 2019.  We share VITAL information for YOU to HELP keep Art on Park Gallery as their home base.  It is a simple request for an email or snail mail letter of support.  Details are here.

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Open:   Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

PRESENTS:  

MEMBER’S     CHOICE      EXHIBIT

Opening Reception:

Friday,  October 18, 2019

 5- 8 pm

Exhibit runs October 10 through November 16

 

 

 

CALL   TO   ACTION :

To show your support, if you cannot stop by the gallery to sign the petition, please send a letter of support via email or snail mail to:

ArtistsofPBC@gmail.com

Or by snail mail:

Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL  33403

You MUST include your name, address and phone number for the letter of support to be legally binding.

 

DEADLINE:  October 1, 2019

 

 

 

 Ed Munoz presenting Barbara Ziev with her First Place Award in front of her photo at the “Through the Camera’s Eye” Opening Reception.

 

 

 

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council states in their Green Paper: “Cities gain value through public art – cultural, social, and economic value. Public art is a distinguishing part of our public history and our evolving culture. It reflects and reveals our society, adds meaning to our cities and uniqueness to our communities… and builds bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community—strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times.” Furthermore, data strongly indicate that cities with an active, dynamic cultural scene are more attractive to businesses and therefore act as catalysts for revenue and urban regeneration.

 

 

 

 Ed presenting Irma Friedman with her Honorable Mention Award

 

 

That being said, Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc. (APBC) is having trouble getting the support from the town of Lake Park to continue its occupancy of the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Avenue. They may have to vacate the premises in the very near future. The group has been there for the past six years and has been a great contribution to the town. With more than a hundred local artist members, the gallery is the home of over a dozen resident artists and exhibits works of artists from throughout Palm Beach County. APBC’s mission is to bring artists together to share and learn from each other and to offer the opportunity to the community to create an environment that encourages the arts.

 

 

 

 Ed congratulating Dennis Leon for being the Featured Artist for the exhibition

 

 

 

The gallery has been open six days a week from noon to 6 PM and has offered free programs including ongoing exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and classes to local residents. It  has provided scholarships for students in Palm Beach Gardens High School and Jupiter High School as well as donations and sponsorships to Lake Park events such as the recent Back to School Extravaganza in which 10 members volunteered their time to distribute food, answer questions, and direct the hundreds of people that attended the event. The numerous exhibitions and solo exhibits over the years have included many that helped to raise money for various local charitable organizations including the Audubon Society, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Friends of the Lake Park Public Library. In fact, APBC collaborated with the Public Library on a number of occasions exhibiting work and providing presentations. A recent Art on Park Gallery exhibit, “Now It Is Summer.” displayed the artwork done by 7 to 12 year olds in the Lake Park Summer Camp Program who took part in an art event at the library with supplies donated by APBC.

 

 

 

They prefer to stay where they are!

All this is to say that the Artists of Palm Beach County hopes to continue its mission even if it is no longer housed in 800 Park Avenue. The group existed for a number of years before they occupied the Art on Park Gallery. Meetings were held at artists homes, or in other local venues, and space was rented for exhibitions. While the group can do that again, they are open to ideas of where to go, and they are reaching out to the community for help to find a new home if necessary.

 

 

 

In the meantime a call for artists has gone out for a Member’s Choice exhibit, which will run from October 10th through November 16th with an Opening Reception on October 18, 2019. Everyone is invited and the Artists of Palm Beach County is looking forward to celebrating the talent of its membership. Please mark your calendar and plan to celebrate with them.

 

 

 

 

For more information about these exhibits, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

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 Brings Original Fine Art, Unique Functional Art And Handmade Affordable Gifts

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 6 – 7, 2016, will highlight original fine art, unique functional art and handmade affordable gift items.  Enjoy the live music and food plus a separate crafts section and Green Market.  Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 150 artists from the United States. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of three artists:Mike Chamberlain (Metal Art), Monika Fairchild (Jewelry) and Brenda Flynn (Paper/Mixed media).   Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site will be provided. Admission to the event & Parking are Free.  The official Festival Poster featuring artist Carol Kepp will be sold during the art show.

 

 

 

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15th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

 

 

February 6 – 7, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

 

 

 

 

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Free shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 6-7, 2016, enjoy the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork, unique crafts and affordable gift items on Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m  The Festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Mike Chamberlain – Metal Art
http://www.chamberlinmetalart.com/

 

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

Mike shares with The Rickie Report, “These aluminum panels are part of an ongoing experiment that started about ten years ago at my sign shop, Vital Signs, in Verona, Wisconsin. I use a lot of aluminum on signs I build at the shop. I started scratching and grinding the aluminum to help the aluminum elements on the sign stand out and be more visible. With all of the scrap aluminum I had laying around the shop, I started thinking that I could make some wall art out of the aluminum.

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

 

By scratching the surface of the aluminum the light reflects off the surface from different angles creating amazing holographic effects of depth and space on a two dimensional object. These pieces are scratched with an array of different tools I use around the shop. The colored pieces are painted with a translucent tint that I mix into an automotive clear coat. These colors can be intermixed to create millions of different colors. Once dried, they are color-sanded and buffed to a high gloss. These pieces need light to bring out their depth and holographic appearance; with that, they begin to change and start to look different if the light is adjusted from bright to dull.  When looking at these pieces from different angles and with different light intensity, their appearance will begin to change right before the viewer’s eyes”.

 

 

 

 

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce this popular event will feature 150 local and national artists as well as the finest crafters in the country with a wide array of artistic media. This show will have two separate sections appealing to art enthusiasts and collectors looking to add to their collections as well as festival patrons shopping for affordable crafts and unique gift items. The Fine Arts portion of the event will be located on the North side of the street starting at Bridge Road and Dixie Highway, followed by the crafts section and green market.

 

Monika Fairchild – Jewelry
http://www.monikafairchild.com/

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

Monika Shares, “I am the sole creator of each one of my jewelry designs. The process usually begins by laying out many colorful stones and rare fossils. I move them around until the shapes; colors and textures take on a life of their own, becoming much more as a union than separate elements. The next step is sketching my design idea on paper, adding graceful lines that support the relationship of all pieces. Then each stone gets its own custom bezel made, either out of sterling silver or 14 kt gold bezel wire, which I cut and solder closed and attach onto a flat piece of sterling silver sheet. The thickness of the base varies according to the purpose of the piece of jewelry. For example: earrings are made of lighter gauge, and pendants heavier”.

 

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

 

 

“I cut shapes out of silver and gold using a hand saw and bend or texture them, mostly with small hand tools like pliers and hammers. Once all elements are attached together through the process of soldering, the job of polishing begins. It is a long, labor intensive and unpleasant process, and it is what differentiates quality work. I use a buffing machine, holding the piece in my hands and pressing against the extremely fast spinning cloth wheel, feeding it with polishing compound every few seconds. Even though I wear a face mask and finger guards and have an exhaust fan, I am still covered with black dirt at the end of the polishing process. The last step is to carefully set the stones in place using a bezel pusher and burnisher. My favorite part of jewelry making process is to see how great my creation looks on the person that has fallen in love with it and the joy it brings to them”.

 

 

 

Brenda Flynn – Paper/Mixed Media
http://www.free-range-art.com/

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn

 

 

Brenda explains, “I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I’m totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long. I am convinced sea water courses through my veins. I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing both traditional tile and paper mosaics. I also have my work in a few galleries up and down the East Coast”.

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn 

 

 

“I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sun magazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities. I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2011, and the van – which is a continuing labor of love”!

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival

 

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Carol Kepp and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Carol will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest which will once again be organized by The Women’s Club.   

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

 

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

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Fesitval (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/hobe-sound-festival-arts/artist

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For additional information on the 15th 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.

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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29th Annual Boca Fest At The Town Center Mall January 16 -17th Offers Nationally Renown Fine Art And Fine Crafts

The 29th Annual Boca Fest takes place at the Town Center Mall on January 16 and 17th.  Enjoy the eclectic displays of original art, diverse media and styles of unique handcrafted items. Meet the top national and local artists in their fields.  There will be live music, food and something for everyone’s budget.  The Rickie Report shares the details and highlights three of the artists: Robert CasariettiRon Schmidt and Maria Cano.  This is a Free event.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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29th Annual Boca Fest

at

The Town Center Mall

Saturday, January 16th

&

Sunday, January 17th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Parking lot of The Terrace at The Town Center Mall  

Navigational address:

6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Free and open to the public

 

Boca Fest returns to its original home at The Town Center Mall in Boca Raton with the finest local and national artists on January 16 – 17, 2016. The 29th Annual Boca Fest  is an outdoor gallery style juried event will showcase a variety of handmade art and unique gift items as well as functional pieces. The eclectic displays, appealing to all tastes and budgets, will offer a wide array of artistic media. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

 

Robert & Michelle Casarietti:

 

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“Blue Contemplation” by the Casariettis

 

Robert and Michelle Casarietti
http://www.casariettistudio.com/#!our_story/c173r

The Casarietti’s have been painting together on the same canvas for the last 16 years. Their works, true collaborations of though and experience, hang in some of the most prestigious homes, resorts and office spaces.​ Robert & Michelle’s paintings explore spiritual connections with nature, color, shape, symbols and human form. Their work looks to the energies of earth, sky, water, fire, the cosmos and how to express this as an experience that takes you beyond the Visual.

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“Everlasting Love” by the Casareittis

Casareitti paintings change all day long with the rising and setting of the sun. The viewer will experience different colors, dimensions and imagery within each piece. When viewing the paintings, one needs to stop and spend time. As you slow down you will experience the simplicity, subtlety and power of the work. By day and by night. Each piece is created with many, many layers of paint. Rich colors and textures emerge, thoughtful compositions arise as the painting evolves into being. The works are meant to create a place of beauty or calm where ever they are placed…for the viewer to take time and simply be. Each piece is meant to transport the viewer to present moment awareness, creating gateways into their own imaginations.

 

Ron Schmidt:

 

 

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“Parallelogram In Motion” by Ron Schmidt

 

Ron Schmidt
http://ronoriginals.com/biography.html

 

 

Ron shares with The Rickie Report, “A native of Michigan, I first began producing dimensional art in the early 1960’s in Savannah, Georgia. My first works used wooden frames and strategically placed parachute shroud lines.  Since 1968 I have been working with metals and an oxygen/acetylene torch. Though some early pieces used such diverse materials as automobile bumpers, the basic material of my work for many years has been the common cut nail”.

 

 

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“Syncopation” by Ron Schmidt

 

 

 

Current works integrate many other metals, such as copper, brass, steel, bronze, and silflow. The intense contrasts between the cold black steel nails and the warm buffed-brass brazing are sometimes accentuated, sometimes softened, by the natural colors of the integrated metal pieces. Ron’s work is readily recognizable by the unique combination of artistic design, geometric form, and the high quality of braze. ” In 1978, my peers bestowed upon me the title of King of the Nail Sculptors, which I consider to be my greatest recognition. My work has been regularly shown throughout the United States for over thirty years, at juried and invitational exhibitions”.

 

 

Maria Cano:

 

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“Athena” by Maria Cano

 

 

 

Maria Cano
http://www.mariacanofinejewelry.com/empresa.php

 

Maria shares, “My first passion is art and jewelry. I have luckily inherited my artistic passion from my mother’s family primarily. My family comes from a long line of poets, sculptures and painters. I wrote poetry when I was young and loved to design things since I was a child. My second passion after art is traveling. I love to travel and see new places. It is fascinating to meet people from different cultures and walks of life. Luckily, I have had the opportunity to travel to many countries and experience their cultures. During the year I always make a little time to travel to a new place”.

 

 

 

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“Fleur de Papier” by Maria Cano

 

” I love jewelry. The problem was that I wanted unique pieces that were designed with passion and inspiration. About 11 years ago, I found my inspiration and decided to combine my passions after a marvelous trip throughout Spain. I decided to start making my own, unique and inspiring jewelry. I hand-made all the pieces using silver 925 and various semi-precious stones and spondylus. I first started designing and making jewelry for my mother, my daughter and for myself. Everywhere we went, everyone complimented my jewelry pieces and I received many offers to sell them. So, I made a few pieces for a person that insisted and that’s how it all got started”.

 

 

Art enthusiasts will be able to explore the diverse exhibits and learn more about the artists and their creative process. The exhibitors, more than 175 local and national artists, will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work. The vast array of original art will include diverse media and styles, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and much more.

 

 

Additional Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Original Art – Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • 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
  • Eclectic displays
  • Live music
  • Free to attend

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on the 29th Annual Boca Fest at The Town Center Mall and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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From the Easel of Klaus Schuler to Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Poster!

Poster art is alive and doing well!  In fact, Klaus Schuler, an artist who resides locally, has recently had a piece of his artwork chosen for the upcoming Howard Alan Show in Hobe Sound.  The Rickie Report delves into how artwork is picked for posters, how they are produced and an in-depth look at Klaus’ artistry.

12th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday February 2 – Sunday February 3

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

The festival starts at Bridge Road & alternate AIA, continuing South on AIA.   ADMISSION & PARKING Free and open to the public. Free shuttle service will be provided.

Hobe Sound’s signature art festival, a celebration of the arts, is produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, to Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy. 

 

The artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity in order to ensure a wide array of quality artwork representing a variety of artistic media.  The artists will be present for the duration of the show and welcome the opportunity to meet art enthusiasts and discuss the work, techniques and inspiration. 

This year’s official festival poster will feature the work of local watercolor artist Klaus Schuler, a Signature member of the Southern Watercolor Society, The Florida Watercolor Society and the Palm Beach Watercolor Society.  

Official Poster 2013

Klaus worked for many years at the Boeing Company at Kennedy Space Center where he illustrated many projects for the Space Program until 1993 when he began to paint full-time inspired by the coastal beauty right in his backyard.  He enjoys exhibiting his work at fine art festivals throughout the country like the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, which allow him the opportunity to meet art enthusiasts and collectors investing in his work.

 

A dentist in North Palm Beach who decorated his whole office with Klaus’ paintings claims that they have a calming effect on patients. Klaus tells The Rickie Report, ” If you’ve been in the setting of one of my paintings, it will rekindle memories for you.  If you fish the flats, you will feel the experience, the painting will remind you of your time on the waters edge.”

 

Klaus spent many hours in his youth kayaking, boating and fishing in the Guntersville, Alabama area where his family owned a house on Whitaker Lake. This early union with lakes, rivers and fishing were to become the cornerstones of his art.  After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the University of Alabama, (Roll Tide), Klaus joined the Boeing Company at Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he illustrated many projects for the Space Program.

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There, he discovered great fishing and painting subjects on the Banana River and Mosquito Lagoon. A move to Stuart, Florida opened up a new world of coastal beauty. The Indian River, Intercostals Waterway and the St. Lucie Inlet provided ideal subjects for his art inspired by the paintings of N.C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer and C.E. Monroe.  In 1993, Klaus left the industry to become a full-time fine artist, which makes the rest of us grateful! It wasn’t long before his subjects included scenes from the Bahamas and the Florida Keys.

 

Klaus says, “I like exhibiting my work at outdoor shows. Not only do you get about 30,000 people walking by your work, but you also get to meet the people buying your work and hear some of the stories they tell about their experiences at the places I’ve painted….I could write a book.” www.klausschuler.com

The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a children’s area with interactive art and craft activities as well as games that will engage the youngest of festival-goers. Nightingale Private Care returns as presenting sponsor of the festival.

Reef Club

Reef Club

The Rickie Report made inquiries regarding the Hobe Sound Festival of Arts poster and is pleased to share what we found:

                        Each year the Hobe Sound Chamber organizes a Festival of the Arts committee consisting of Chamber Business Members to help plan the event. The Co-Chairs of the committee and the Executive Director walk the show each year, viewing the work of each artist. They choose their favorite artist of that year who represents the local area and ask them to submit images for the following year. The co-chairs, executive director of the chamber along with Howard Alan choose the final image.  Hobe Sound is an unincorporated village located in Martin County.  

 

                     An official told us, “After  the image is chosen, with Howard’s help, we print it locally and sell at our Merchandise Tent as a fundraiser for the chamber.  Proceeds from the sales go back to the Chamber’s Operating Budget to help fund community programs such as beach and road clean ups, our annual Christmas Parade and newcomer tours of Hobe Sound call ‘Inside Hobe Sound.’ Also proceeds go to scholarships for Martin County High School Students. Students apply for the scholarships via their school guidance office.”

 

 

Loose Beer

Loose Beer

 

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts At-A-Glance:

·          Juried outdoor art showcase

·          Original Art – Handmade in America

·          150 artists from 30 different states

·          Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000

·          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:  Paintings,  Life Size Sculptures,  Photography,  Ceramics,  Glass,  Wood,  Handmade  Jewelry,  Collage,  Mixed Media

·          Green Market featuring locally grown produce, exotic plants and orchids, honey, spreads, jams and oils.

·          Kids Zone offering interactive art and craft activities as well as games for children.

·          Official Festival Poster featuring painting by local artist Klaus Schuler.

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  For additional information on the 12th 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.

 

 

Banyan Bikers

Banyan Bikers

Klaus looks forward to meeting show-goers! For more information  http://www.klausschuler.com/ (772) 283-5684  cell:  772-263-1145  or email: ksartist@gate.net

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291