Original Fine Art, Decorative & Functional Art, Clothing, Purses, And More At PGA Verano Festival Of Arts Saturday February 8. Free Admission To This Indoor Show

Club Talavera at PGA Verano announces its annual Festival of Arts on Saturday, February 8. This indoor show has free admission and free parking.  Shopping for yourself or your Valentine has never been easier!  Meet the nationally acclaimed and local artists selling decorative and functional art, fused glass, one of a kind art T-shirts, upcycled art, hand made contemporary jewelry, one of a kind purses, unique home gifts, pine needle baskets, wood creations, and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Musical accompaniment and partial proceeds benefit the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Scholarship Fund. Visitors are encouraged to check out the model homes and amenities that PGA/Verano offers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLUB   TALAVERA  @  PGA/VERANO

FESTIVAL  OF  ARTS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

11 am – 3 pm

Free Admission      Free Parking

 

 

10291 SW Visconti Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET  OUR  2020  VENDORS:

 

 

 

Maria Azcuna                        Original Oil And Acrylic Paintings

Sandi Beller                            Contemporary Jewelry

Pat Benedetto                        Author,  “The Shadow of His Smile”

Susan Bilheimer                    Original Art T-Shirts, Wearable Art

Pamela Carman                     One of A Kind Polymer Clay Pieces

Gerrie Catalano                     Artistic Gourds

Michelle Connell                   Home Decorative  & Functional Pieces

Nina D’Agostino                    Decorative Household Items

Margo Diesso                          Handmade Fabric Wallets/ Clutches

Suzanne Edwards                  One Of A Kind Decorative Crafts

Susan Estrella                         Unique Home Gifts and Jewelry

Paige Falank                            Coffee Chocolate

Tammy Frand                          Original Tile art 

Aimee Beth Grace                  Photography & Canvas Prints & Notecards

Jillane Hevernon                    Original Artwork

Mary Hine                                 Pine Needle Baskets

Susan Hutchinson                 Fairy Hair 

Irene Jalowayski                    Fused Glass, One of A Kind Glass Jewelry

Maureen Joyce                       Watercolor Paintings & Cards

Lisa Kelley                                Original Artwork 

Susan Klahne & DebbieDunbar        Go with the Flow, Fluid Art Originals

Sophie Ledeme & Corina Pelloni      Original Artwork & Pottery

Rickie Leiter                            One of a Kind Necklaces & Earrings

Judy Miller                               Hand made Cross Body, Travel, Jewelry, Make Up Bags

Theresa Nelson                       Handmade Wood Cutting Boards

Sarita & Marissa Neun         Polymer Clay Decor, Jewelry

Ann Nyhuis                               Preserves, Jams, Jellies

Misty Pandolfo                        LuLaRoe Clothing

Barbara Powell                        Handcrafted Pottery

Dom Sciancalepore                Hand made Pens & Bottle Stoppers

Roberta Segal                           Handmade Jewelry

Dave Vernon                            Wood creations and Decor

Elaine Weber                           One of A Kind Statement Purses

Barbara Wells                          Unique Handmade jewelry

Shelley Witucki                       Eclectic art

 

For more information about this event:

772.345.9313

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Original Fine Art, Decorative & Functional Art, Clothing, Purses, And More At PGA Verano Festival Of Arts Saturday February 9. Free Admission To This Indoor Show

Club Talavera at PGA Verano announces its annual Festival of Arts on Saturday, February 9. This indoor show has free admission and free parking.  Shopping for yourself or your Valentine has never been easier!  Meet the nationally acclaimed and local artists selling sculpture, upcycled art, contemporary jewelry, one of a kind purses, tile art, stained glass jewelry, unique home gifts, leather purses, pine needle baskets, personalized note cards, wood creations, and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Musical accompaniment and proceeds benefit the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone:    772.  345. 1811

One of A Kind Handmade Purses By Elaine Designs

Susan Klahne and Debbie Dunbar “Go with the Flow, Fluid Art Originals”

Handmade wood designs by Dave Vernon

 

One of a kind polymer clay jewelry by Sarita and Marissa Neun

 

MEET  OUR  2019  VENDORS:

 

 

Susan Alby                               Unique Jewelry

Kelly Allen                               Statements2000 Sculpture 

Sandi Beller                           Contemporary Jewelry

Pat Benedetto                         Author,  “The Shadow of His Smile”

Margo Diesso                         Handmade Fabric Wallets/ Clutches

Susan Estrella                        Unique Home Gifts and Jewelry

Cassandra Foxpool               Original Oil Paintings

Tammy Frand                        Original Tile art

 Angela Gardella                    Stained Glass jewelry

 Mary Hine                              Pine Needle Baskets

 Vickie Jacobs                        Glass Garden Art  

Susan Klahne & DebbieDunbar

                                              Go with the Flow, Fluid Art Originals

 Rickie Leiter                           Ocean Stone Jewelry

 Sarita & Marissa Neun         Polymer Clay  Decor, Jewelry

 Frankey Redd                       Jewelry from Repurposed China 

 Ronni Reed                             Contemporary Jewelry

Mandy Sauter                        LuLaRoe Clothing

Ricky Stevens                         Original Artwork

Gina Vanacore                      Leather Purses

Barbara Vennard                Personalized Cards

Dave Vernon                          Wood creations and Decor

Elaine Weber                     One of A Kind Statement Purses

Steve Witucki       Internationally renown creator of Eclectic art

 

 

 

 

 

Author, Pat Benedetto shares her late husband’s life story as the older brother of Tony Bennet

 

 

Hand sewn clutches and wallets by Margo Diesso

 

 

 

 

Pine Needle Basket by Mary Hine

 

 

 

Whimsical Decor by Susan Estrella

 

 

 

Artworks by Steve Witucki

For more information:

sandra.brickley@fsresidential.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

Artisans On The Ave Presents: “Double Whammy: Meet The Artists Rickie & Tammy”, Featuring Rickie Leiter And Tammy Frand

When is the right time to buy a handmade piece of art, jewelry or functional design?  Artisans On The Ave knows the answer is “always”!  Start your gift giving now for Valentine’s Day with functional art by Tammy Frand and wearable art jewelry by Rickie Leiter. The Free Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, February 10!  Meet the artists, browse the gallery and enjoy the refreshments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks for “Double Whammy: Meet The Artists Rickie and Tammy”!

 

 

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  PRESENTS:

TAMMY  FRAND   &   RICKIE  LEITER

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 10 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter creates one of a kind necklaces and earrings that are distinctive.  She uses found objects, antique and vintage finds and unusual beads to create her designs. Rickie says, “the beads ‘speak to me’ and I often have no preconceived design until I start working with a focal component, look at all of my beads and then begin. There are times when I will take  things apart and start over again because the final product has to feel right”. Locally, her jewelry sold previously at the Norton Museum, Gallery Five, and Howard Alan Events, and at Shoenique in Longmeadow, MA. Rickie is the publisher of The Rickie Report which celebrates the visual arts from Melbourne to Miami.  Her mission is to connect artists and art lovers while supporting the local art scene.  www.therickiereport.com

 

Ceramic Tiles With Original Artwork by Tammy Frand

Tammy Frand is originally from Long Island, New York. She resides in South Florida with her husband. Tammy has been an exhibited artist in and around Palm Beach County and has been showcased for her unique blend of materials. Tammy uses a ceramic tile coaster and/or trivet as an alternative to flat stock prints of her work creating a more functional use of art. Single and/or multiple tiles are framed in wood collected from local to Florida lobster traps. She also uses materials such as aluminum, wood and acrylic. Tammy shares, “As an artist, I aim to create pieces that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. I use digital imagery to generate work in a multitude of colors, sizes and mediums. I work to create art that inspires people. My work is constantly evolving with new and fresh ideas”.    great4gifts@aol.com   www.tammysgreat4gifts.com

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.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

Northwood Village Announces “ArtNight Out” Starting February 26: Original Art, Hand Made Crafts, Live Music, Galleries, Shops, Restaurants And More Surprises!

Northwood Village announces “ArtNight Out” starting Friday, February 26, 2016. The event will take place the last Friday of each month from 6pm – 9pm and promises FUN for all!  Enjoy the original art, the hand made crafts, live music and of course, all of the galleries, shops and restaurants Northwood Village has to offer! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

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Enjoy the Creative Lifestyle of

Northwood Village!

 

 

Join us in a new beginning with the

Northwood Village ArtNight Out

Starts Monthly:   Feb. 26, 2016  

6 – 9 pm

 

Art & Craft Vendors!

Live Music!

Northwood Merchants OPEN for shopping!

Northwood restaurants OPEN for dining!

Win original works of Art or Craft items.

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Handmade Decorative Tiles by Sarita & Marissa Neun

When you shop with a Northwood Village Merchant on the last Friday each month and spend $5 or more, bring your receipt to the information table and you’ll be entered in a drawing to receive a small surprise from one of our amazing vendors!

 

 

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Artwork by Robin Carr

 

Art and craft vendors  (as of press time):

Aliece Bristol
Behind The Sangria: www.behindthesangria.com
Bruce Bain: www.brucebain.com
Kenny Ruiz “MagChop”: www.MagChop.com
Lawrence Jean-Louis: www.beyouteous.etsy.com
Linda Callison
Lynda Zaleski: www.lyndazee.wix.com/ivine-design
Mark Allen: www.Propermentalattitude.com
Melanie Valentine Photography: www.facebook.com/MelanieValentinePhotography/?ref=hl
Robert Mayes: www.popartpalmbeaches.com
Robin Carr: www.facebook.com/RobinCarrArt/
Sarita & Marissa Neun: www.artisadesigns.weebly.com
Shelley Costantino: www.tortoisetreasures.com
TALIZMANI (Pamela Shapiro / Jeffrey Aufiero): www.talizmani.com
Tammy Frand: www.tammysgreat4gifts.com
Vernice Knight: www.thesheabutterpeople.com

 

 

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Hand Made Accessories by Aliece Bristol

 

 

Music Line up for Feb. 26, 2016:

Jason Hanley: www.soundproofproductions.net
Joey George: www.facebook.com/JoeyGeorgeWPB/?fref=ts
Mag Ic Man: www.facebook.com/KiddMagicEnt?fref=ts

 

 

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

 

If you are and artist you can apply to be a vendor by clicking this link:
http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/O6Scq0aXDfBt5m

 

Are you a local musician and want to entertain the folks at a future

Northwood ArtNight Out?

Contact Daniel via email: audioplayground@gmail.com

 

See you in Northwood Village!

 

 

Mark Your Calendars: 

Northwood Village Art Night Out Dates 2016

 

 

February 26, 2016
March 25, 2016
April 29, 2016
May 27, 2016
June 24, 2016
July 29, 2016
August 26, 2016
September 30, 2016
October 28, 2016
November 25, 2016
December 30, 2016

 

 

Sponsored by the Merchant’s Association of Northwood Village and West Palm Beach CRA

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Contact for more information Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm the City of West Palm Beach Marketing Associate Community Redevelopment Agency: Email: cra@wpb.org Phone: (561)-822-1554 

Monday – Friday 6pm – 10pm or Saturday and Sundays 11am – 10pm Contract information: Nickie Hennevelt Email: NorthwoodArtNightOut@gmail.com Phone: 561-215-1634

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival On October 10 – 11th Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Are you ready for the debut of ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival on October 10-11, 2015? Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by Downtown Boca, this  2 day outdoor gallery style street festival will showcase the work of the finest artists and crafters in the country.  Many of the exhibitors will feature artwork in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center. Admission is free and open to the public. In Jacob’s Shoes will be on site accepting donations and support for their efforts to provide shoes and school supplies to local children in need. The Rickie Report shares the details, images and information about the Free Art Giveaway.  This is truly a “community” event – helping others while enjoying ourselves!

 

 

 

ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival

Saturday October 10

Sunday October 11

10 am – 5 pm

Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Leading Local & National Artists – Eclectic Displays of Original Art – Unique & Affordable Gift Items – Live Music – Free Art Giveaway

In Jacob’s Shoes will be on site accepting donations and support for their efforts to provide shoes and school supplies to local children in need.

Palmetto Park Road from Federal Hwy to Mizner Boulevard in Downtown Boca

Navigational Address: 72 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

To Support the Arts and the Local Downtown Boca Community

 Free community event

 

 

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Art Tiles by Tammy Frands

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 October 10-11, 2015, ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival. The finest artists and crafters in the country will converge upon Palmetto Park Road from Federal Hwy to Mizner Blvd. in the heart of Downtown Boca for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style street art fair. A wide variety of original artwork, functional pieces and unique gift items will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. Proceeds from breast cancer inspired artwork will be donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

 

 

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In Jacob’s Shoes will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used shoes and backpacks for local children in need. Produced by Howard Alan Events & hosted by Downtown Boca. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, www.ArtFestival.com or downtownboca.org – 561-746-6615. Free.

 

 

 

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Jane & Michael Lewis

Free Art Giveaway artists

www.easystreetstudios.com

“We are delighted to host Artrageous in Downtown Boca,” said Ruby Childers, Downtown Manager. “In addition to viewing fabulous works of art, event attendees will enjoy dining, shopping and cultural attractions within the beautiful surroundings of Downtown Boca.”

 

 

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Eileen Lovre 
http://www.portraitsbyeileen.com

 

 

Howard Alan Events will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to The Shula Fund at Moffitt Cancer Center. The fund supports cutting-edge breast cancer research projects that will serve as a resource to accelerate Moffitt’s mission to contribute to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.

 

 

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Art Tiles by Tammy Frands

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The artists will line their booths along Palmetto Park Road from Federal Highway to Mizner Boulevard in Downtown Boca Raton. The artistic media will be diverse and will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and more. A separate craft marketplace will offer a full spectrum of affordable crafts and gift items. Festival patrons are encouraged to engage the artists as they explore the eclectic exhibits and register to win the free art giveaway. All exhibitors will be present for the duration of the event.

 

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Eileen Lovre
http://www.portraitsbyeileen.com

In Jacob’s Shoes, a public charity providing shoes, backpacks & school supplies to local children in need, will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used items. Fundraising efforts allow them to also provide grants for camp, aftercare, sports and enrichment programs. “Getting new shoes just isn’t possible for many children in our community,” explains Harlene Zweig, founder and director of In Jacob’s Shoes. “We strive to help children in poverty walk with dignity. We must continue our mission to raise awareness and gain the support of our neighbors throughout South Florida.

 

 

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Jane & Michael Lewis

Free Art Giveaway artists

www.easystreetstudios.com

 

 

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events produces many award-winning juried art fairs throughout the country and Florida including the Las Olas Art Fairs, Boca Fest, the Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, and Alexandria King Street Art Festival among others. “We are thrilled to provide Boca Raton with another quality art show,” says Howard Alan, founder of Howard Alan Events. “This is a wonderful addition to our Fall line up of high-end art festivals here in South Florida.”

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival
• Produced by Howard Alan Events
• Hosted by Downtown Boca
• October 10 & 11, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Location – Palmetto Park Road, from Federal Hwy to Mizner Boulevard
• Free Admission
• Juried outdoor art showcase
• Original Art & Crafts – Handmade in America
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
• Exhibitors hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists and crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• In Jacob’s Shoes, a public charity providing shoes, backpacks & school supplies to local children in need, will be onsite to raise awareness and accept donations of new and gently used items.
• Proceeds from the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness artwork to benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center

 

Downtown Boca

Downtown Boca is the city’s main destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. The area is home to festivals such as the Festival of the Arts Boca and Brazilian Beat, as well as more than a dozen cultural attractions and art galleries including the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the City’s Mizner Park Amphitheater. Plaza Real, the publicly owned area in Mizner Park, was named one of the Top 10 Great Public Spaces in the U.S. by The American Planning Association. For more information visit www.downtownboca.org.

 

 

 

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 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 group’s founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique with works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information about ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or www.downtownboca.org, email: info@artfestival.com or call: 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

About In Jacob’s Shoes:

The Jacob S. Zweig Foundation, Inc. d/b/a In Jacob’s Shoes was formed in loving memory of Jacob Samuel Zweig. In Jacob’s Shoes honors the love and encouragement Jacob gave to all who knew him and strives to continue Jacob’s way of making a difference in the lives of others. Jacob’s innate and selfless gift of helping and giving to others will live on through In Jacob’s Shoes. The mission of this 501(c)(3) public charity is to provide new and gently used shoes, school supplies and athletic gear to children in need. Grants are also awarded for camp, aftercare, athletic and enrichment programs. Please go to www.InJacobsShoes.org or call (954) 905-2505 to learn more about In Jacob’s Shoes, make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities.

 

Connect via Facebook at www.facebook.com/InJacobsShoes and twitter at twitter.com/InJacobsShoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Brewhouse Gallery Offers Art and Events: Don’t Say You’re Bored

The Brewhouse Gallery is bringing in the crowds for the art, the brews and the events!  Thursday, July 31st is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

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The Brewhouse Gallery

ART + COFFEE + CRAFT BEER

Thursday, July 31st

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

 

 

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Laz Ruda Photography

 

 

 

Thursday, July 31st is the monthly Open House at the Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park.  AJ Brockman and his business partner, Bobby Hodson have events planned for almost every night of the week!  Of course, everyone is welcome to just sit and chill out, too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Greg Matthews Photography

Plan Your Week!

 

Monday – Cornhole tournament ($6) art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy

 

 

Tammy Frand, Ceramics for your walls

Tammy Frand, Ceramics for your walls

 

 

 

All reports say this place is hopping!  The public enjoys themselves in a sophisticated atmosphere, the artists gain new patrons and the Brewhouse brings us the true meaning of “community”.  Complete with Wi-Fi and a friendly vibe, the Brewhouse Gallery is your place to relax, socialize, and get somethin’ brewin!”

 

 

Michelle Nicole Lowe, Paintings

Michelle Nicole Lowe, Paintings

 

 

 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/250390805085294/

 

 

 

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For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com  or call  561.771.1641

 Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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

 

Imagine a World Without Discrimination? ADL is Here to Help

The media is filled with stories of hate crimes and bullying.  For 100 years, the Anti-Defamation League has given support to victims and looked to educate the community to and would-be perpetrators.  The Florida Chapter, in partnership with the Armory Art Center, is exhibiting art works based on the ADL mission statement.  The Rickie Report was privileged to send out a Call to Artists for this exhibit.  We urge you to see this powerful art show and take part in the art sale.  If you cannot attend, you can still bid on art pieces!  There are more details in this article.

 

 

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ArtWorks is the first Florida annual art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction highlighting the mission and impact of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  Presented by ADL Florida’s Wolff Leadership, ArtWorks is an art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction that will highlight the impact of ADL as seen through the eyes of today’s leading and emerging artists.

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Glass by Amy Reshefsky

 

 

 

Each piece of art work – painting, photography, mixed media or sculpture – focuses on one or more aspects of ADL’s mission. Each artist was chosen to create a piece of art that shares their perspective on the mission of ADL. All artwork will be included in a silent auction where guests can bid on the work.   For more information, please visit Paddle 8  website http://paddle8.com/auctions/adlflorida  Bid now, before the art piece you want is sold!

Graphic by Judith Eisinger

“Lost Souls” by Judith Eisinger

The panel of judges included:  Arthur H. Jaffe, Ph.D.  Professor Emeritus, Jaffe Center for Book Arts;  Talya Lerman Director of  Education, Armory Arts Center;  Ellen E. Roberts, Ph.D., Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art Norton Museum of Art.

 

Painting by Ruth Salton

“Woman with Two Children” by Ruth Salton

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BuRvfrhnsRI

 

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. The League:

  • scrutinizes and exposes extremists and hate groups
  • monitors hate on the Internet
  • provides expertise on domestic and international terrorism
  • probes the roots of hatred
  • develops and delivers educational programs
  • fosters interfaith/intergroup relations
  • mobilizes communities to stand up against bigotry
  • defends the security of Israel and Jews worldwide
  • maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date Web site

Anti-Semitism, Racism And Bigotry

  • In the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism, challenges American and world leaders and the United Nations to take action against anti-Jewish bigotry and violence, and exposes and condemns attacks on Jews
  • Through a comprehensive Web site and publications, provides the knowledge and tools to counteract anti-Semitism, hatred and intolerance
  • America’s prime resource for information on and responses to bigotry
  • Collects and carefully evaluates a vast amount of information on anti-Semites, racists and extremists and provides a yearly analysis of anti-Jewish activities in an annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents
  • Through the polling of American and other nations’ attitudes toward Jews, remains in the forefront of gauging anti-Semitism at home and abroad

Extremism

  • Monitors, analyzes and exposes an entire range of extremists from the obscure to the more prominent.  Issues Extremism in America: A Guide, an encyclopedia of American extremists that is continually updated
  • Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network is a comprehensive, frequently updated informational resource for law enforcement personnel engaged in combating hate groups, hate crimes and hate symbols

Identifying And Combating Hate

Leading the efforts to deter and counter hate-motivated crimes, the League drafted model hate crimes legislation in 1981, covering all hate crimes.  Forty-five states have since enacted laws based on or similar to the model, which was unanimously deemed constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993.

For more than 13 years, ADL led a broad coalition of groups working in Washington, DC, to enact the federal Matthew Shepard James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), which was signed into law in October 2009.

  • As part of a joint effort, formed Partners Against Hate to provide outreach, education and training in techniques to prevent juvenile hate-related behavior
  • Maintains an extensive online visual database of extremist symbols, logos and tattoos

Education

  • Works to further the mission of combating hate through education.  Its award-winning A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute programs provide anti-bias education and training with curriculums and materials available for pre-K through university students, community groups, corporations, civic associations, religious organizations and law enforcement agencies
  • Supports Holocaust awareness and education through its Braun Holocaust Institute and the Hidden Child Foundation/ADL®

Religious Freedom

  • Regards the separation of church and state as essential to preserving religious freedom in our increasingly pluralistic society.  Engaged in action to safeguard religious liberty throughout society, including in the workplace and classroom

Interfaith Affairs

  • Builds and maintains relationships and dialogue with international, national and local religious leaders of all faiths. Monitors and attempts to resolve interfaith issues, and helps educate non-Jewish religious leaders about Jewish history, theology and philosophy
  • Through the Bearing Witness™ program, a partnership with The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Archdiocese of Washington, provides Catholic school educators with the training and resources necessary to teach their students about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

International Affairs

  • Monitors and combats global anti-Semitism and extremism and promotes the security and well-being of Jewish communities around the world.  Provides expertise to governments and non-government institutions worldwide
  • A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute anti-bias training programs exist in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Italy and the Netherlands, reaching educators, and law enforcement professionals.  Youth in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Austria and the United Kingdom have participated in peer-training programs
  • Maintains an office in Israel

 

Israel

  • Supports the Jewish state by advocating for Israel, and explaining political and security issues and the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian/Israel-Arab conflict with U.S. policymakers, the media and the public through programs, publications and contact with officials
  • Jerusalem Office hosts fact-finding missions to Israel and provides expertise on anti-bias training for Israeli educational, military and law enforcement institutions

 

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel.

For more information about the event and register go to the web site: www.adl.org/FloridaArtWorksADL  or contact Patricia Gottenger 561-512-0073

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

ADL’s Art Exhibit: Imagine a World Without Hate…Be Seen. Make a STATEMENT. Make a DIFFERENCE!

As the Anti-Defimation League turns 100, the FL Chapter reached out to the entire community to create art based on its mission statement.  The Rickie Report was privileged to send out a Call to Artists for this exhibit.  In recent years, the ADL has sponsored Art Contests with a focus on Anti-Bullying as well as other discrimination issues.  This article shares the names of the 36 artists whose work has been accepted and will be auctioned off to benefit the programs ADL offers.  We hope you will learn more about ADL’s mission and read the details of this exhibit at the Armory Art Center.  This promises to be a powerful exhibit! 

ArtWorks is the first Florida annual art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction highlighting the mission and impact of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  Presented by ADL Florida’s Wolff Leadership, ArtWorks is an art exhibition, fundraiser and silent auction that will highlight the impact of ADL as seen through the eyes of today’s leading and emerging artists.

 Artist promo poster-1

Each piece of art work – painting, photography, mixed media or sculpture – focuses on one or more aspects of ADL’s mission. Each artist was chosen to create a piece of art that shares their perspective on the mission of ADL. All artwork will be included in a silent auction where guests can bid on the work.

 
The respectable panel of judges included:  Arthur H. Jaffe, Ph.D.  Professor Emeritus, Jaffe Center for Book Arts;  Talya Lerman Director of  Education, Armory Arts Center;  Ellen E. Roberts, Ph.D., Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art Norton Museum of Art.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BuRvfrhnsRI

 

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. The League:

  • scrutinizes and exposes extremists and hate groups
  • monitors hate on the Internet
  • provides expertise on domestic and international terrorism
  • probes the roots of hatred
  • develops and delivers educational programs
  • fosters interfaith/intergroup relations
  • mobilizes communities to stand up against bigotry
  • defends the security of Israel and Jews worldwide
  • maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date Web site

Anti-Semitism, Racism And Bigotry

  • In the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism, challenges American and world leaders and the United Nations to take action against anti-Jewish bigotry and violence, and exposes and condemns attacks on Jews
  • Through a comprehensive Web site and publications, provides the knowledge and tools to counteract anti-Semitism, hatred and intolerance
  • America’s prime resource for information on and responses to bigotry
  • Collects and carefully evaluates a vast amount of information on anti-Semites, racists and extremists and provides a yearly analysis of anti-Jewish activities in an annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents
  • Through the polling of American and other nations’ attitudes toward Jews, remains in the forefront of gauging anti-Semitism at home and abroad

Extremism

  • Monitors, analyzes and exposes an entire range of extremists from the obscure to the more prominent.  Issues Extremism in America: A Guide, an encyclopedia of American extremists that is continually updated
  • Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network is a comprehensive, frequently updated informational resource for law enforcement personnel engaged in combating hate groups, hate crimes and hate symbols

Identifying And Combating Hate

Leading the efforts to deter and counter hate-motivated crimes, the League drafted model hate crimes legislation in 1981, covering all hate crimes.  Forty-five states have since enacted laws based on or similar to the model, which was unanimously deemed constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993.

For more than 13 years, ADL led a broad coalition of groups working in Washington, DC, to enact the federal Matthew Shepard James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), which was signed into law in October 2009.

  • As part of a joint effort, formed Partners Against Hate to provide outreach, education and training in techniques to prevent juvenile hate-related behavior
  • Maintains an extensive online visual database of extremist symbols, logos and tattoos

Education

  • Works to further the mission of combating hate through education.  Its award-winning A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute programs provide anti-bias education and training with curriculums and materials available for pre-K through university students, community groups, corporations, civic associations, religious organizations and law enforcement agencies
  • Supports Holocaust awareness and education through its Braun Holocaust Institute and the Hidden Child Foundation/ADL®

Religious Freedom

  • Regards the separation of church and state as essential to preserving religious freedom in our increasingly pluralistic society.  Engaged in action to safeguard religious liberty throughout society, including in the workplace and classroom

Interfaith Affairs

  • Builds and maintains relationships and dialogue with international, national and local religious leaders of all faiths. Monitors and attempts to resolve interfaith issues, and helps educate non-Jewish religious leaders about Jewish history, theology and philosophy
  • Through the Bearing Witness™ program, a partnership with The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Archdiocese of Washington, provides Catholic school educators with the training and resources necessary to teach their students about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

Israel

  • Supports the Jewish state by advocating for Israel, and explaining political and security issues and the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian/Israel-Arab conflict with U.S. policymakers, the media and the public through programs, publications and contact with officials
  • Jerusalem Office hosts fact-finding missions to Israel and provides expertise on anti-bias training for Israeli educational, military and law enforcement institutions

International Affairs

  • Monitors and combats global anti-Semitism and extremism and promotes the security and well-being of Jewish communities around the world.  Provides expertise to governments and non-government institutions worldwide
  • A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute anti-bias training programs exist in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Italy and the Netherlands, reaching educators, and law enforcement professionals.  Youth in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Austria and the United Kingdom have participated in peer-training programs
  • Maintains an office in Israel

 

 For more information about the event and register go to the web site: www.adl.org/FloridaArtWorksADL  or contact Patricia Gottenger 561-512-0073

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

 

 

Eight Community Artists in Premiere Exhibit at Institute for Jewish Living: Public Reception!

The Rickie Report hopes to see you at the Premiere art exhibition at the office of the Institute for Jewish Living in Jupiter!  Eight community-based artists will take part: Caron Bowman, Tammy Frand, Nina Fusco, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Fern Samuels, Jan Stein, Raine Teel and Mikki Vicoli.  Each artist will also have a “SOLO Night” during the next three months, to show and sell other pieces of their artwork.  We applaud IJL Director, Cantor Bruce Benson, for opening this new office space to the art community. See you on August 13 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Opening Reception!  More details in this article.

 

photo

Institute for Jewish Living

Presents

Selected Artworks 

                                           Of Community Artists

Opening Reception

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 2581 Jupiter Park Drive    Suite E-18

Jupiter, FL. 33458

 561.372.6188

 

Public is Invited

 

The Institute for Jewish Living ( IJL) recently opened its office located in Jupiter, FL.  Individuals, students and families wanting to connect with the Jewish world can do so through local events as well as virtual activities.  The  Executive Director, Cantor Bruce Benson, looks forward to sharing the walls of the IJL office with local artists.

 

"Determination" Photograph by Mikki Viccoli

“Determination” Photograph by Mikki Vicoli

 IJL will present a rotating art exhibit at its headquarters on a quarterly basis.  The public is invited to a Reception on Tuesday  August 13, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  

 

"Blue Hamsa"  ceramic by Tammy Frand

“Blue Hamsa” ceramic by Tammy Frand

 

All artwork is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to IJL’s mission.  In addition, IJL will schedule one-night exhibits with more pieces of work from the artists whose work is selected for that quarter. 

 

"Michael" Mixed Media by Raine Teel

“Michael” Mixed Media by Raine Teel

Among the artists in this Premiere Exhibit are: Caron Bowman, Tammy Frand, Nina Fusco, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Fern Samuels, Jan Stein, Raine Teel and Mikki Vicoli.    The mediums include ceramics, photography, acrylic, oil mixed media and sculpted paper.

 

"Circle of Peace" Paper Sculpture by Nina Fusco

“Circle of Peace” Paper Sculpture by Nina Fusco

 

If you have any questions, please call  561-372-6188.  For more information about the Institute for Jewish Living please visit:  www.InstituteforJewishLiving.com

 

 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

 

 

OSGS Grand Opening Features Multitude of Artists! Meet the Owners

Jonathon Ortiz- Smykla and Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla chose the Northwood Village as the home of their new art gallery and frame shop.  This is a vibrant area with small shops, galleries and restaurants, known as “Historically Hip”.  The Rickie Report met this mother/son team just as the space was being painted and looks forward to their Grand Opening this week! This feature not only tells their story, but those of the artists who will help debut OSGS at the next Promenade Night of the Northwood neighborhood. See YOU at OSGS  Ortiz Smykla/Gallery-Studio February 22nd!

 

(561) 833-2223 / OSGSart@hotmail.com
500 Northwood Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Find OSGSart on Facebook and Twitter

 

 

 OSGS | Gallery Studio

Grand Opening

Friday February 22, 2013

6 – 9 pm

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio invites you to their Grand Opening on Friday February 22nd from 6 – 9 pm.   It coincides with Northwood Villages’ Award Winning Art & Wine Promenade, a free event open to the public.  Details about Northwood Village’s events follow in this feature story.  The Rickie Report interviewed Jonathon and Evelyn to explore their backgrounds and their agenda for their new venture.  Also included are photographs of works by artists in their Grand Opening Exhibit.

Welcome to OSGS

Welcome to OSGS!

TRR: Please tell  our readers about each of your artistic backgrounds.

Jonathon:

Into The Blue By Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Into The Blue By Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

I grew up with art appreciation through my family’s influence.  I was exposed to other cultures and the arts at a young age which also helped shape my desire and appreciation for creating art.  I earned a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture, Design and Construction.

Widespread Panic Silk Screen by Jonathon

Widespread Panic Silk Screen by Jonathon

The foundation for design and spatial relationships I learned through that process has helped me further my understanding and experimentation within my own design and artwork projects.

Temple of Emperor; Photography by Jonathon

Temple of Emperor; Photography by Jonathon

My efforts in a broad range of mediums allowed me to exhibit work in a variety of galleries and juried exhibitions.

Paddle Surf Buddha by Jonathon

Paddle Surf Buddha by Jonathon

I now look forward to continuing those efforts as well as provide a space for others here at OSGS to gain exposure and further their artistic paths.

Evelyn:

Untitled Charcoal Drawing by Evelyn

Untitled Charcoal Drawing by Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla

I hold an undergraduate degree in Art History and Fine Arts and a graduate degree in Library Studies focusing on archives and conservation with an emphasis on humanities and the arts.  I worked directly with Books Art faculty and interned at both the Bryant Museum and the Hoole Library (Private Collections, archives and conservation) at the University of Alabama.

Untitled Acrylic by Evelyn

Untitled Acrylic by Evelyn

I have painted acrylic abstract landscapes, created photographic images in black and white, and am a weaver.  As a fiber artist I have exhibited my work at the Kentuck Museum in Northport, AL where I showed my mohair, silk, linen, and cotton beaded shawls (crystals, rhinestones, and pearls) scarves, place mats and napkins.

Silk and Linen Handwoven Spanish Shawl by Evelyn

Silk and Linen Handwoven Spanish Shawl by Evelyn

After completing my graduate degree my goal was to continue as an artist and open my own gallery, but, life and other responsibilities got in the way of my personal dreams and passion for the arts. My art took a back seat to life’s other demands and adventures.

Untitled Graphite Drawing by Evelyn

Untitled Graphite Drawing by Evelyn

TRR: Why did you decide to open a gallery and how did you choose Northwood Village?

The two of us started talking about opening an art gallery, studio, and custom framing business a few years ago as Evelyn got closer to retirement as a federal law librarian and Jonathon gained experience with the south Florida art scene.

Steve Wallace's "Upcycled Table"

Steve Wallace’s “Upcycled Table”

We watched local art galleries develop and grow and Jonathon was receiving important feedback from other artists and gallery owners that helped him grow as an artist.

"Sandhill Cranes" Oil/Acrylic by Ann Lawtey (Palm Beach, FL)

“Sandhill Cranes” Oil/Acrylic by Ann Lawtey (Palm Beach, FL)

Historic Northwood Village offered us what we had been looking for. The Old Northwood Historic District, the first in the city of West Palm Beach, is one of the most beautiful and friendly neighborhoods in West Palm Beach.  Its distinguished architecture, eclectic mix of residents, and friendly neighborhoods caught our imagination and entrepreneurial spirit.

"Food Chain Protocol" by Richard Halterman (,FL)Photography

“Food Chain Protocol” by Richard Halterman (Palm Beach ,FL)Abstract Digital Fine Art

The more we visited and talked with other gallery and shop owners the more we felt they supported one another.  The City’s commitment to support the monthly Art & Wine Promenade speaks volumes as to the growth in the District’s future and what that means for us as gallery owners. What more could we ask for!

"Diehard Cupie" Oil by Gillespie (Palm Beach)

“Diehard Cupie” Oil by Gillespie (Palm Beach)

The corner property we found , although it needed a lot of work,was a blessing.  Lots of elbow grease, muscle, and late nights paid off.  Residents, artists, and patrons who visit us remark on the transformation.

"Florida Girl" Glass by Irene Jalowayski (Palm Beach, FL)

“Florida Girl” Glass by Irene Jalowayski (Palm Beach, FL)

Thanks to our parallel love of art and career choices everything came together at exactly the perfect time.  So here at OSGS (Ortiz | Smykla | Gallery | StudioWorks of Art and Custom Framing) in Historic Northwood Village we share our passion for the arts and meet incredibly talented and generous artists.

"Garden" by John Rachell (Palm Beach)

“Garden” by John Rachell (Palm Beach)

TRR: What types of artwork are you showing?  

OSGS is currently showing a range of art that includes paintings (figurative and abstract), sculpture, jewelry, glass art, pottery, and prints.  We do not want to limit the type of work we exhibit.

Ceramic Pot by Ian Levinson (Delray Beach, FL)

Ceramic Pot by Ian Levinson (Delray Beach, FL)

Instead we are after quality – keep the overall body of work strong and within an intimate, open gallery setting.  We want our patrons to come in and enjoy not only the quality of work we exhibit but also the space in which it is being exhibited.

"Afterglow" Oil by Manon Sander (Palm Beach, FL)

“Afterglow” Oil by Manon Sander (Palm Beach, FL)

TRR: Will the Gallery be interested in offering SOLO exhibits?  

The Gallery will be available for Solo exhibits as well as shows directed at specific areas such as figurative, landscapes, photos, 3 dimensional art, fiber arts, etc.

Claudia Bloch (New York, NY) Jewelry

Claudia Bloch (New York, NY) Jewelry

We are also planning juried shows and exhibits to encourage new expression.

"Lady Liberty" Emmanuel Gonzalez's  Oil Pastels/Watercolor (Palm Beach, FL)

“Lady Liberty” Emmanuel Gonzalez’s Oil Pastels/Watercolor (Palm Beach, FL)

Unlike some galleries we ask each artist to commit to staying with us for a 3 month period in order that we get to know them and they get to know us.

"Ruby" by Sher

“Ruby” by Sheri DuBois (Palm Beach, FL)

During this time we feel we can properly promote each artist’s talents and work through our website, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as give them the opportunity to participate in the monthly Art & Wine Promenade here in the Village and Friday Night Strolls.

"Don Quixote" Sculpture by Lew Mayer (Palm Beach, FL)

“Don Quixote” Sculpture by Lew Mayer (Palm Beach, FL)

TRR: How does an artist contact you to show and sell their art?

We prefer to be contacted by email (OSGSart@hotmail.com) with a brief description of the artist and their work.  Email is a great tool to show us samples of art by attaching photos or providing their personal web addresses.

"Flotsam" Mixed media by Molly Aubry (Palm Beach, FL)

“Flotsam” Mixed media by Molly Aubry (Palm Beach, FL)

The next step is to speak in person, preferably by appointment at the Gallery with samples of their work in hand.  Not only do we get to meet, but the artist can see our space, what we have available, and experience Northwood firsthand if they have never done so.

"In Due Time" Ceramic by Gail Erickson

“In Due Time” Ceramic by Gail Erickson

TRR: How do you imagine using your gallery space to reach out to the community?  

Our Gallery is available for charitable events and private special functions.  We support individual charities of our choice and have for many years; as a result we realize the importance of having the right space for such events.

"Deep Roots in Blue" Oil/Acrylic by Julie Roberts (Palm Beach, FL)

“Deep Roots in Blue” Oil/Acrylic by Julie Roberts (Palm Beach, FL)

TRR: Are you offering classes?

We plan to offer classes but not at this time.  It is an option we have thought about since we both engage in diverse art mediums.

Glass Plates by Sheree Blum (Palm Beach, FL)

Glass Plates by Sheree Blum (Palm Beach, FL)

Teaching helps to keep your skills honed and your creativity growing and emerging.  Working with others is an incredible service that brings a great deal of gratification for both the student and instructor.

"Confirmation No. 13" Mixed Media by Jeff Green (Nashville, TN)

“Confirmation No. 13” Mixed Media by Jeff Green (Nashville, TN)

TRR: Tell us more about your custom framing offerings…will you frame a diploma? Only fine art?

Cutting a Frame

Cutting a Frame

Custom framing was an idea born from the need we discovered that artists and the general public have here in the Village.  A creative venture in its own right, it was just the right fit for us.

What is great about custom framing is the ability to see a variety of items that people bring in that need to be preserved.  We are available to frame just about any item.  The process of framing is an art form which most people do not realize.

Other Mat Options

Mat Options

The design and thought that happens between framers and their clients are what help create and enhance the unframed product.  Photography, prints, posters, certificates, memorabilia, and antiquities are just samples of what we hope to enhance through our framing services.

Custom Mat Being Cut

Custom Mat Being Cut

As a special service to our customers we are also available to go to their homes and look at their décor, color scheme and room where the item or art work will be hanging to better customize their choices.

"Joy2" by Dr. Wiggls, Juan Plaza, Ink

“Joy2” by Dr. Wiggls, Juan Plaza, Ink (Palm Beach, FL)

TRR: OSGS means that this will also be a studio – will Jonathon be painting here?

Yes, Jonathon plans on creating works of art in our studio space.  He recently used the studio to create a painting commissioned by a client in Coco Beach.

"Warhead" Mixed Media by Molly Potter

“Warhead” Mixed Media by Molly Potter

Presently he is working to have his screen printing materials in place to produce flat stock art prints and to further poster commissions.

TRR: Anything I didn’t ask that you want our readers to know?

We are artists and understand the constraints and demands of such a career choice.  Networking, mentoring, and assisting one another is what we are here for.  We want our artists to get plenty of exposure and help them wherever and whenever we can.

Digital Ceramics by Tammy Frand (Parkland, FL)

Digital Ceramics by Tammy Frand (Parkland, FL)

We also want to make ourselves available to those who want to learn the business of gallery owner and/or custom framer by recruiting volunteers and interns from the community colleges, universities, and private art classes.

Northwood Village Art and Wine Promenade:  On the last Friday of every month from 6-9 pm their streets are filled with people enjoying the art scene that abounds around the galleries.  It is free and open to the public. There will be over 30 street-side artist trunk shows, live bands, entertainment, complimentary wine tastings and more.  The shops will offer special discounts and this week you can stroll by and meet Mo & Sally from Kool 105.5 and much more!  There are three locations of live entertainment with a new main center stage performance area on the corner of Spruce and Northwood Road.

For more information call the Art & Wine Promenade Event Hotline at (561)822-1551. Don’t miss this FREE event! Northwood Village is located one mile north of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd on Dixie Hwy. Free and valet parking available. event parking located on 24th street, 25th street, lot on 23rd street and throughout the village!  Free Rides! Catch the Village Bus to & from the Downtown Library from 5:30-10:00pm. 

http://www.northwoodvillage.org/events/

 

For more information about OSGS|Studio Gallery call  561-833-2223 or email  OSGSart@hotmail.com and visit www.OSGSart.com.   Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

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