H2O Trickle Down Photography Exhibition At Lighthouse ArtCenter: Follow The Flow From The Aquifer To The Ocean’s Deep. Opening Reception January 16 Open To The Public

What do you really know about our Florida water system?  The Lighthouse ArtCenter brings us seven of Florida’s greatest devotees to our wild places, using film and photos that enchant visitors to this new exhibition, ” H2O Trickle Down Photography Exhibition: Follow the flow from the aquifer to the ocean’s deep”.  The Opening Reception on Thursday, January 16 is Open To The Public.  These photos deepen the understanding of our need to protect our wilderness and by extension connect us with water – that life-giving property without which we would all perish. It was through the awe-inspiring paintings of the canyons and mountains of the West, that Americans came to know and love its majesty, and as a result the National Park System was born.  As an added bonus, the original artwork of Charles Walker, one of Florida’s surviving Highwaymen painters, is on display in the pop-up gallery. Mr. Walker brings rich memories of abundant wildlife to mind with his brush and leads the way for us to understand the meaning of shifting baselines. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201        www.LighthouseArts.org

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm      Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, suggested donation for nonmembers $10 

First Saturday of the month is free

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

3rd Thursday

Thursday,  January 16

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Free for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and $10 for non-members

 

 

 

 

 

“Hatchling” by Tom Fitz

 

 

“Using photography, a medium we all know, this astonishing group of photographers and filmmakers leads us into realms we might otherwise never experience,” said Janeen Mason, Curator. “Like the artists of yore who used brushes and paints to bring the West to life, these modern-day explorers lure us into a sense of wonder. They know that wonder is respect for life.”

Tom Fitz, six-time Emmy award-winner, has filmed all over the world for the BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian. He is responsible for portions of the beloved Blue Planet series with Sir David Attenborough. During a dive into Ginnie Springs in North Florida, Mr. Fitz explored deep underwater caves and caverns, where he filmed some of the Floridan aquifer, the little-understood freshwater source that serves over 20,000,000 people in the southeastern United States. His resulting documentary has been seen around the world, and it is running in the gallery along, with some of his other meaningful films. Mr. Fitz established Schoolyard Films, a series of environmental documentaries that are freely shared with educators and students worldwide.

 

 

 

“Clyde” by Woody Walters

 

 

Clyde Butcher, considered Florida’s Ansel Adams, hauls his large format camera out into the Everglades to capture the endless river of grass and towering cloud formations in breathtaking black and white photos. His beloved photography evokes a deep sense of respect for our wild and scenic places.

Carlton Ward, Jr., a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer, with a passion for nature that was born from the Florida landscape, is showing his stunning stills and films. Mr. Ward’s mission is to inspire appreciation and protection of Florida’s original nature and culture – the endangered wilderness that is often hidden in plain sight, but very much needs our attention to be saved. He is the recipient of the 2019 Photojournalism Story Award from the Natural History Museum in London, for his film The Path of the Panther.

 

 

Photo by Carlton Ward, Jr.

 

 

 

Edie Widder, PhD, received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for her work with Ocean Research and Conservation Association, where she serves as the Sr. Scientist and CEO. Dr. Widder was invited to participate in the esteemed TED Mission Blue Voyage to the Galapagos Islands, along with other leading thinkers and advocates of ocean conservation, including Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and Mike DeGruy, to name a few. Dr. Widder’s TED presentation was recorded from the deck of the ship Endeavor. She is responsible for the first film footage of live giant squid in their natural habitat, the first one off the coast of Japan, and most recently in the Gulf of Mexico. Her unique photography and films use technology she developed specifically for deep water marine life. Her work enables us the opportunity to see the astonishing range of previously undiscovered creatures who thrive in the darkest underwater zones once deemed unable to support life.

Mac Stone, a native of Gainesville, grew up on the swamp, wandered the hammocks, and explored the springs where his love blossomed for all creatures that swoop and swirl, slither and slide. Mr. Stone’s photos invite the viewers to look up through branches heavy with Spanish moss, where they can focus on a bird delicately preening in the late afternoon sun. A patient conservationist, Mac Stone has spent untold hours camouflaged in blinds, whether a hundred feet in the air or standing up to his chin in the swamp, quietly waiting for the perfect shot. His perseverance pays off.

These two national award-winning environmental photographers, Mac Stone and Carlton Ward, Jr., recently finished a film which is running in the gallery titled Ghost Orchid, in which they documented previously unknown pollinators of a rare botanical treasure, and their exciting discovery that rocked the world of Orchidaceae.

 

 

 

 

The ghost orchid is an endangered plant in the Everglades because of heavy poaching. Hard to find, there are still small populations deep in the swamp. Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, USA.

Photo by Mac Stone

 

 

Ruth Petzold followed her passion for nature and photography to exotic and remote locations of the world, both above and below the ocean’s surface. Ms. Petzold is an avid supporter and spokesperson for the Wild Dolphin Project. Her photos of marine life have garnered awards from the Caribbean to the Red Sea.

“The Lighthouse ArtCenter continues to provide meaningful exhibitions that engage our hearts while we are bombarded with news that challenges our souls. This keeps the Lighthouse ArtCenter the cultural hub of our vibrant community,” said Nancy Politsch, CEO.

As an added bonus to this timely exhibition, the original artwork of Charles Walker, one of Florida’s surviving Highwaymen painters, is on display in the pop-up gallery. Mr. Walker brings rich memories of abundant wildlife to mind with his brush and leads the way for us to understand the meaning of shifting baselines. These highly collectible works tell of a time of plenty. If we are to set a course to inspire environmental stewardship then we must ensure today’s children see these memories of plenty, so they can imagine how their choices can affect the future. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Mr. Walker’s pieces benefit the Hobe Sound Nature Center.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501 c (3) nonprofit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 56 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter is bursting at the seams. It currently serves over 22,000 visitors, 2,500 adult students, 45 faculty members, 600 children, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community. Phase II of a capital campaign is underway. It is designed to raise the roof in order to expand the gallery and provide much-needed additional classroom space.

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Armory Art Center Announces Photography Salons. Meet Other Photographers, Learn New Techniques, Get Constructive Feedback.

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges photographers to take part in these sessions, which are led by award winning photographer, Barry Schein.

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org


Photography by Barry Shein

P  H  O  T  O       S  A  L  O  N  S

 

 

Held the second Tuesday of every month

6:30 – 8:30 pm

In the Armory Art Center Media Room

$10 payable at the door

Drop Ins Welcome!

Bring no more the 5 images on a flash drive or memory card

 

 

 

2018/2019   Photo   Salon   Dates:

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018

January 15, 2019

February 12, 2019

March 12, 2019

April 9, 2019

May 14, 2019

 

SAVE  THE  DATE!

On April 9, 2019 Sofia Maduro with be doing an  illustrated talk entitled “The Enlightened Viewer”, which gives an overview of what makes a good photograph, and gives tips for how to take a more discerning look at photographs. 

 

The Photo Salon at the Armory Art Center is a unique gathering place to showcase and talk about your photography. Meet other photographers and participate in stimulating discussions about what’s old, what’s new, and what’s happening in the world of photography. It’s a terrific opportunity to share your photographic experiences and get positive, constructive feed back of your work.

Barry Schein, award winning professional photographer and instructor, will be facilitating the salon. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Please bring no more than five digital or print photographs.

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Eyes Wide Open: Camera In Hand” Opens At Lighthouse ArtCenter With Public Reception

Photography by Louis Jawitz, Jack Bates, Nancy Brown, Jenna Huttula, Don Lacy, Jane Saull, Barry Schein, Barry Seidman, and Tom Winter is the focus of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Opening Exhibit, “Eyes Wide Open: Camera In Hand”.  These nine photographers share images from around the world and are too good to be missed!  Join the 3rd Thursday Opening Reception on September 15th and meet the artists at South Florida’s critically acclaimed art gallery and education center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

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(561) 746-3101
Lighthouse Art Center
373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, Florida 33469
LighthouseArts.org

 

“E Y E S    W I D E    O P E N:

 C A M E R A    IN   H A N D”

 

 

Opening Reception:

September 15, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Members Free; Non-Members $10.

Exhibit available now through October 29, 2016

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Admission:
Members are admitted free; Nonmembers $5
Children (12 and under) free
Saturdays, free
3rd Thursday Events: Members free; Nonmembers $10

 

 

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Firefighters, Police Officers and Active Military and their families receive free admission to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum.

 

 

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“Antigua” by Louis Jawitz

 

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“Sunrise Sculler” by Thomas Winter

 

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“Plantanos” by Jenna Huttutla

MEET THE ARTISTS:

 

NANCY BROWN

Nancy has been a commercial photographer for over forty years. After working out of New York City for 25 years she now works out of her Boca Raton, Florida studio. Nancy specializes in people/lifestyle and travel photography. In the last six years, China has become her favorite place to make travel images. She has had five photography books published. Her book “Simply China” was released as a large coffee table art book with 289 pages of images with text in Chinese and English. Nancy’s travels to Myanmar (Burma) also captured her imagination, recently.  Nancy was made a Nikon Legend in 2001. Teaching has always been a part of Nancy’s life and she holds one to one workshops in Florida all year long. Stock photography also is a big part of Nancy’s photography and she is continually adding people/lifestyle and travel images to Getty Images, her stock agency. www.nancybrown.com

 

JENNA HUTTUTLA

Jenna Huttula picked up her first 35mm camera on a backpacking trip through Europe at the age of 13, and hasn’t put it down yet. After ten years as a professional portrait photographer on the Treasure Coast, she and her family traveled to Nicaragua as missionary photographers. In the rural villages they photographed families, most who had never been photographed before. Jenna Huttula’s projects have allowed her to travel to remote terrain trough exotic rainforests and the base of active volcanos. She says, “Beauty surrounds us, whether it’s in an impoverished county or our own backyard and photography allows me to immortalize an instant that can be cherished for a lifetime”.

 

LOUIS JAWITZ

 

Louis Jawitz began his life-long love affair with photography while in the US Navy. Back in civilian life, he quickly advanced his career shooting high profile campaigns for top tier advertising agencies, Fortune 500 clients, and travel and editorial assignments for internationally recognized corporations and publications.  Jawitz’s assignments and travels gave him great opportunities to shoot his personal work, primarily fine art, nature and scenic images. His photographic career, created while working out of his iconic New York City studio, included advertising work for many notable clients including Grey Advertising, Nikon, Pfizer, GM, Subaru, and American Airlines.  His editorial and assignment work has appeared in numerous magazines and publications including Nikon World, Popular Mechanics, Shutterbug, and Popular Photography+ Imaging. Mr. Jawitz’s work has been shown in Florida at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery, Lake Worth Art League, Jonathan Dickenson State Park, and the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

 

 

DON LACY

Don Lacy is a nature and wildlife photographer who moved to the Jupiter area from the suburbs outside of Philadelphia over twenty years ago. He is a self-taught photographer who has been capturing the natural beauty of the world around him for the past 10 years. While he has traveled and photographed in the American Southwest, the Colorado Roc underwater photographykies, and New Mexico most of his work celebrates Florida. He is a member of the Lighthouse Camera Club and active online as a moderator on Birdphotographers.net, one of the premier online nature photography forums. His work can be seen at witnessnature.net.

JANE SAULL

Please take a thought provoking journey into the Underwater Realm and gain an increased awareness of our precious natural resources. “Underwater photography allows me the opportunity to educate and thus protect our most valuable resource, the oceans of the world. My artistic mission is to present and reflect on the diverse colors and textures of our underwater space. I concentrate on exploring the varied underwater species in a world less populated by humans. The Underwater Realm challenges the eye and brain to perceive the familiar and unfamiliar in extraordinary ways and constantly inspires me and reinforces the miracle of synergy and harmony. My photography has been featured in national publications and awarded on local, state, national and international levels. I hold the Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders as well as the Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling”.   www.janesaullphotography.com

BARRY SCHEIN

Barry is an award winning commercial photographer, educator and photo editor. During his career he has created photography for many nationally branded Fortune 500 companies and their advertising agencies. He received an EMMY award for his work at NBC TV in New York and an Eastman Kodak Professional Photographers award. Both Nikon and the international journal Graphis have recognized his work. Barry’s photographs have been displayed at Nikon House in New York City, the Kodak Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center as well as numerous group shows in South Florida and is represented in a number of private collections.

 

 

BARRY SEIDMAN

Barry Seidman grew up in New York’s fast-paced advertising business establishing him as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He works for the top international brands. Seidman now devotes his time to fine art photography, which is enthusiastically collected around the world. “My work”, Seidman says, “is more akin to a painter in a studio than a photographer making snapshots. I choose not to go out into the world and bring back what I’ve seen, but to start with a concept, pre-visualizing, executing and highlighting what I see and how I see it. The finished work is then presented larger than life, inviting the viewer to walk in the landscape of my mind’s eye. My images then create an illusion of simplicity. The exploration of my ideas is done in photographic series. At times inspiration is illusive, but then there it is – like magic – in the revelation of imagined images.”

 

 

THOMAS WINTER

Thomas Winter is a Florida Commercial Photographer specializing in Corporate and Industrial Photography. Tom creates compelling photography for business communications and advertising. His unique images and editorial style help tell a story, capture a moment and deliver a message. Tom’s business background and corporate experience give him a unique perspective that enhances and informs his work. He understands the importance of delivering value and being part of a creative team. His landscapes are part of his ongoing personal work that take him away from his commercial routine.

 

For more information about the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s exhibits, events, classes and membership, please visit http://www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Juno Beach Craft Fair Offers Holiday Shoppers & Craft Enthusiasts Unique Gift Options In Stress-Free Environment

Howard Alan Events’ 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair will offer holiday shoppers & craft enthusiasts unique gift options in stress-free environment November 14 – 15, 2015. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public. You will find original and functional art, decorative art, handmade crafts and affordable gifts.   Enjoy the  live music and beach breezes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces three of the participants with sneak peeks of their work.

 

 

 

14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 14

&

Sunday, November 15

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach

Navigational Address: 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
(See directions below)

 

Free and open to the public

www.artfestival.com         561-746-6155

 

Hosted by:

The Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club

 

 

 

The Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean provides art and craft enthusiasts as well as holiday shoppers with an opportunity to explore a wide array of handmade artwork in a stress-free beach side environment. The eclectic displays will include original crafts, functional art and unique gift items with broad appeal and prices set to suit all budgets. The exhibitors, selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will display their finest work along AIA between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. The festival, hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club, is an ideal alternative to crowded malls. Admission is Free and Open to the public.

 

 

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Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

Lazaro Ruda – photography
http://www.TheLivingSea.com

 

 

Laz tells The Rickie Report, “Raised in south Florida, I have been near the ocean my entire life. My unwarranted fears of the ocean’s mysteries evolved into an endless fascination during my childhood summers in Key West. Floating below me was an alien world waiting to be discovered”.

 

 

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Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

Laz continues, “Over thirty years later, this love affair for the ocean has developed into an obsession. Whether I am on an ocean adventure or reading books on its natural history, few things capture my attention with such an invigorating passion. Every immersion elicits the fascination I felt as a small boy dipping my head underwater for the very first time”.

 

 

 

Baby sea turtles will take from 1-3 days to emerge out of their nest once they have hatched out of their egg. These baby sea turtles will emerge out of the nest in large groups so as to overwhelm any predators. Learn more about sea turtles.

“Baby Sea Turtle Leaving The Nest” Photography by Lazaro Ruda

 

 

 

“It is through this web site that I hope to share with you the wonder of this incredible world as I see it. My hope is that my images and stories will help you understand our amazing ocean planet a little better and my passion and admiration for the natural world becomes your own”, Laz shares.

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

  • 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean
  • Hosted by the Jupiter-Tequesta Rotary Club
  • November 14 – 15, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
  • Juried outdoor craft Showcase
  • Featuring unique and affordable crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Free Admission.
  • Stree-Free alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
  • Featuring leading local and national crafters.
  • Vast array of craft mediums: from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
  • Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
  • All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival.

 

 

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Bath and Body Products by Everet & Laura Cooper

 

Everet & Laura Cooper
http://www.homestylebathandbody.com

Everet and Laura Cooper tell us, “We are a small home based business with big dreams and goals (Our first storefront coming Summer 2016). We are incredibly passionate and dedicated to making the highest quality Bath and Body products, and not just any product, but products that work the way you would expect and like them to; our soaps lather like crazy and leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized, not sticky, not dry, but just right. Some say we are revolutionizing handmade skincare with this idea, you use a product because it actually works and feels great, not suffer through a mediocre, overpriced, thrown together item just because it is “good for you”.

 

 

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Bath and Body Lotion by Everet and Laura Cooper

 

 

 

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Handmade Soap by Everet and Laura Cooper

 

 

 

The Coopers share,”Our small business is a Family… literally. We consist of Laura and Everett Cooper (Wife and Husband), Alexia and Ellie (Our Beautiful Girls) Yvonne (Laura’s Mom), and Taylor (our Rockstar Employee and Sister in Christ). We are a growing family with the desire to have 2 more children, and we are looking forward to the future that God has in store for us. We thank you for supporting our small business, our growing family, and our dreams. We hope that you will follow our business and family as it continues to grow and expand. We are currently planning on opening our first store front Summer 2016, with your support, we can make this dream a reality”.

 

 

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

Karen Massengill – painting
http://karenleffelmassengill.com

 

 

Karen knew at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. Pencils and crayons were constant companions as her family moved literally around the world; she grew up and drew creative inspiration from all over the US, as well as France, Germany, Turkey and Thailand. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, Karen was sidetracked from painting by marriage and raising three sons. She earned a nursing degree to assure a steady income, working in hospitals until her husband’s sudden death in 1995. At first a helpful distraction from the loss, painting became her primary interest and the childhood dream of a career in art persistently reasserted itself. To revitalize her skills she attended workshops taught by world class artists including Carl Dalio, Janet Rodgers, Jim Kosvanec and a host of others.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

 

Leffel-Massengill has enjoyed immense success on the art show circuit: she has shown at Coconut Grove, Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor South University Art Fair, Winter Park Sidewalk Festival and Artigras, has won numerous show awards and been selected as show poster artist five times. Her painting Summer Light appeared on the cover of the Summer 1998 Watercolor Magic national publication. Prestigious honors she has received include: Birds in Art four times, in both watercolor and oil mediums; Arts for the Parks with watercolor entries in both the top 100 and top 200, signature status with both the Florida Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists. Teaching others to paint has become an important part of her art career via workshops held all over the country and private lessons in her Palm City studio.

 

 

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Painting by Karen Leffel-Massengill

 

 

 

​Karen earned her BA degree from Florida State University with an art major and art history minor. Her art career really began with the unexpected death of her husband, Lester Massengill in August 1995. Turning to painting as a means to survive the grieving process, Leffel-Massengill quickly became proficient first in watercolor as a medium, soon followed by oil. She has garnered many awards in both mediums and has been accepted in international competitions in both as well. Her work has been purchased by the Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum as well as numerous corporations.

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:


 

The festival is located on A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on Juno Beach overlooking the beach. Take I-95 to Jupiter, and exit on Donald Ross Road. Head east to A1A on the beach. At Donald Ross Road and US 1, go north, and enter the show site through Loggerhead Park.  Drive east through the park to A1A.

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

 

 

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.  

For additional information on the 14th Annual Juno Beach Craft Fair on the Ocean and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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

Popular Fall Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Stuart Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A wide array of handmade art and crafts as well as unique and affordable gift items will be showcased at the 16th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair, October 17 – 18, 2015. Many exhibitors will be featuring items in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and donating a portion of their sales to breast cancer research. The exhibitors will line Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart and be present for the duration of the event. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs. Admission is free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

16th Annual

Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, October 17

&

Sunday, October 18

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart

Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs 

Free and open to the public

 

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“Pinktober” sales will benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center

 

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Pinktober Artist, Jodi Crespi

Offers Artistic Accessories

www.pjarttags.com

 

 

 

This year, Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors 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 Moffitt.

 

 

 

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Michael Weber – Watercolors – Port St Lucie, FL
http://www.weberwatercolors.net

 

American Craft Endeavors, the producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring a number of festivals to historic Downtown Stuart each year. These highly anticipated art events are popular because of the vast array of quality handmade items and art on display as well as the number of leading national artists and crafters showcased at each festival.

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Biege – Underwater Photography – Jupiter, FL
http://www.jeffbiege.com

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
  • Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program
  • Free and Open to the public

 

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Tess Dirienzo – Glass Art – Fort Pierce
http://www.lizardkey.com

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

For additional information on the 16th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair 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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Jane Saull’s Underwater Images are Unique

Jane Saull is an emerging artist who brings a new look to the art of underwater photography.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share her abstract, macro photography in this article.  Jane has been diving since the age of 14 but has only recently started to share that passion publicly.  Entering her first juried exhibition only a few months ago, Jane is already garnering attention!  Read more in this article.

 

Jane Saull

 

 

 

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Underwater Abstract Photography

 

 

"Hells-A-Poppin" by Jane Saull

“Hells-A-Poppin” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane has supported the Arts in South Florida since relocating here from Mississippi in 1975.  Jane’s role has recently changed from supporter of the Arts to participant as she has decided to document and share her lifelong affinity for the ocean and scuba diving through the medium of underwater photography.  Jane delights in shooting a variety of underwater subjects with a special interest in abstract, macro photography.

 

 

"Nautilus 2" by Jane Saull

Nautilus 2″ by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane enjoys combining her professional insights with underwater photography to challenge the brain and eye to perceive the familiar and unfamiliar in extraordinary ways.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Scuba diving and capturing images of our underwater world constantly inspires me and reinforces the miracle of underlying Energy and harmony.”

 

"Blenny in a Bottle" by Jane Saull

“Blenny in a Bottle” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane fell in love with scuba diving and the Ocean Realm at the age of 14 while sailing with family members in the Bahamas.  This love affair has evolved into a lifetime passion. 

 

 

 

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Scuba diving has enabled Jane to experience exotic destinations, meet interesting people and deepen her understanding of our vital role in the conservation of our world’s precious oceans and seas.

 

"Undulation" by Jane Saull

“Undulation” by Jane Saull

 

 

When not diving the beautiful local reefs or traveling the world in pursuit of new experiences and photographic subjects, Jane enjoys spending time with her three daughters and son-in-law.  The other “kids” are her beloved poodles, Romeo and Pearl, and her horse, CJ.

 

 

"Bubble Dreams" by Jane Saull

“Bubble Dreams” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane is a member of The Lighthouse Art Center, The Norton Museum of Art, The Palm Beach Photographic Centre and The Artists in Florida as well as numerous local Performing Art and Community Service organizations.  She holds the Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders as well as the Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling.  She resides in Hobe Sound, FL and is a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist.

 

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For more information about Jane’s photography, please email  Jsaull9519@aol.com    or call  (772)-781-2179.

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

America’s Top Underwater Photographer Presents: Sharks

Chris Guglielmo, or just “Gug” for short, is widely considered America’s top underwater photographer. He was named “Environmental Photographer of the Year” in 2011.  The Rickie Report wants to see you at his gallery in Fort Lauderdale, as he discusses the ocean’s most misunderstood inhabitants, sharks.  Read this article for details about Gug, his important conservation work and what promises to be an amazing event!  We think this is a great family opportunity!!

 

GUG Underwater Gallery Presents:

A Benefit for:

Shark Savers

 

Saturday March 2nd  7:00 – 10:00 pm

Please RSVP by March 1st:  954-579-8096

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Tiger Shark

  • $10 suggested donation at the door goes entirely to Shark Savers
  • 20% of all art sales from the evening will also be donated to Shark Savers
  • Wine and appetizers will be served.
  • Gug will release a new shark limited edition
  • There will be a raffle away a huge 60×40 gallery wrap canvas with all proceeds going to Shark Savers.

 

The event will be held at the Gug Underwater Gallery at 1519 E Commercial Blvd in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday March 2 from 7pm until 10pm.  Dress is casual and family and friends are all welcome.

Shark in the Dark

Shark in the Dark

Chris Guglielmo, or just “Gug” for short, is widely considered America’s top underwater photographer.  He has written for and had images published in numerous publications worldwide, has been displayed in several of the world’s most prestigious museums, and has over 40 major photography awards to his credit.

 

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Gug recently opened his flagship art gallery in Fort Lauderdale to showcase his body of work, which includes images from more than 40 countries.  Gug is an active conservationist and he is always looking for ways to use his art as a teaching tool to help the public understand the importance of the oceans, and its most misunderstood inhabitants: sharks.Scaloped Hammerheads

Scaloped Hammerheads

Gug Underwater Gallery will be hosting a special event to benefit Shark Savers.  Shark Savers is a non-profit with over 25,000 members whose mission is to save the world’s dwindling shark and manta populations through education, establishing sanctuaries, fighting against the shark-fin trade, and by empowering divers as advocates and citizen scientists for sharks.

 

The Rickie Report sees the importance of educating everyone about the need for a balanced ecosystem, which includes sharks.    Here is a brief excerpt from their website:www.sharksavers.org    We hope you will read more about their important mission.

“OUR MISSION:

TO SAVE SHARKS AND MANTAS

Shark Savers is dedicated to saving sharks and mantas through building awareness, education, and action.

Founded in 2007 by divers with a shared passion, our mission is to save the world’s dwindling shark and manta populations. Today, more than 25,000 members from 99 nations share that passion.

Focusing on action and results, Shark Savers’ programs result in more protections for sharks and mantas, locally and globally. By leveraging broad professional experience and ocean expertise, Shark Savers brings this important issue to the public in many compelling forms, motivating people to stop consuming sharks and shark fin soup, working for the creation of shark sanctuaries and improved regulations, and empowering divers as advocates and citizen scientists for sharks.”

 

For more information email Suzanne miami@gugunderwater.com or call

954-579-8096.   RSVP to Suzanne at miami@gugunderwater.com by March 1.”

 

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Sharks in Motion

For more information Chris Gug Fine Art Photographer of the Underwater World Gallery located at: 1519 E. Commercial Blvd.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334 
Gallery: 954-579-8096  Cell: 813-368-1826
  www.GugUnderwater.com     Facebook.com/GugUnderwater
Twitter.com/GugUnderwater     YouTube.com/GugUnderwater

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

Lazaro Ruda, Emerging Artist Shares Underwater Splendors at ArtiGras

ArtiGras  Fine Arts Festival is always a highlight event for art lovers.  The Rickie Report is proud to have mentored a large number of the “Emerging Artists” for the 2013 show!  The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce produces a top-notch juried show, which is presented with the help of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.  This is truly a community-wide effort, which involves hundreds of volunteers.  Here is an introduction to one of the “emerging artists”, Lazaro Ruda.

 

 

 

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ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

February 16-18

Abacoa Town Center,  Jupiter, FL

Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

Monday 10 am – 4 pm

Out of the hundreds of artists who are juried into ArtiGras, the organizers recognize eleven artists who have never been involved in a juried show of this type.  These “Emerging Artists” are taken under the ArtiGras’ wings and nurtured to enable them to participate in future events with a base of understanding and experience.

 

The eleven “Emerging Artists” include:

  • John Cooksey
  • Jim Maddox (Eydylhands Studio)
  • Edward Grates
  • Taylor Loughlin
  • Christopher Thomas (C. Thomas Photography)
  • Lazara Ruda (The Living Sea)
  • Brent Hoosac
  • Shelly Cox (Norma Cockwell)
  • Irene Jalowayski (Smashing Glass)
  • Jim McCann (Copper Canvas)
  • Joan Hendelman (Hendel Jewelry)

 

The Rickie Report urges you to take the time to visit each of their booths, see their work and talk to them about what they do and how they do it!  Remember, when you buy an item from an “emerging artist” you can  say  you knew them before they became famous!

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Raised in south Florida, Lazaro Ruda has been around the ocean his entire life. Through the span of over thirty years he has watched his ocean world slowly change due to human impact. With the thought that people only protect what they love, he took up the challenge of learning to photograph underwater in order to bring the ocean’s splendors to the eyes of a worldwide audience. Through his web site, TheLivingSea.com, he shares his love and passion for our ocean planet in the hopes that others will understand, cherish and protect our natural world.
An American Alligator underwater photograph
Laz Ruda’s Artist Statement begins, “Ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau wrote, “People protect what they love.”  These simple words form the foundation of why I photograph the nature of our oceans.  I use my photography and my ocean experiences to bring to light what to many is an alien world.”

His experiences as a scuba diver enhance his understanding and vision of what he wants to share via his camera.  He tells The Rickie Report, “My photography entails decades of experience as a scuba diver.  Before holding an underwater camera in my hand, it is important that I feel completely comfortable in this unique environment for my own safety and, just as important, the well-being of the creatures I photograph”.

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Male Seahorse Giving Birth in Wild

Working underwater has its constraints regarding technical equipment.  Laz shares, “Underwater photography does not give me the liberties of using zoom lenses.  I must approach an animal well beyond its comfort zone to capture its image.  Having an intimate knowledge of the creature, it’s environment, and an enormous amount of patience is required.  Some of my photographs have taken hours to capture.  Many have taken years to perfect.”

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When he is asked why he chooses to work underwater, Laz is quite straightforward in sharing his philosophy. “In my decades of exploring the oceans, I have encountered untold damage to this delicate environment caused by our every day actions. I have also seen our oceans improve when ordinary citizens have cared enough to make a difference.  My hope is that my images and stories will help you understand our amazing ocean planet a little better and my passion and admiration for the natural world becomes your own.”
For more information about ArtiGras: www.artigras.org

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291