51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival Offers Free art Giveaway, Live Music, Food Court, Kid’s Art Tent and More

The 51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival takes place March 21 – 22, 2015.  The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by 150 of the finest artists in the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music, an international food court, fine wines & craft beers, children’s activities, a free art giveaway and special activities marking the show’s milestone. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Rickie Report gives you more details and highlights of Featured Artist, Kokó Brandão, whose Free Art Giveaway is valued at $850. 

51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 Saturday, March 21

&

Sunday,March 22

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne

Navigational Address: 400 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

To Support the Arts, the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

Key Biscayne welcomes back its premier art festival March 21-22, 2015. This two-day annual tradition includes a wide variety of original art, live music, children’s activities, an international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers as well as a free art giveaway.  The wide array of artistic media will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, and mixed media as well as unique gift items. The prices will be set to suit all budgets. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

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“Gold” by Kokó Brandão FREE Art Giveaway Painting Valued at $850.

The festival, produced by Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, will take place at the Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original artwork of 150 of the finest artists in the country, enjoy live music, sample dishes from the international food court and indulge in fine wines and craft beers. The show will also offer interactive activities for young art enthusiasts.

 

"Nice Hat" by

“Nice Hat” by Kokó Brandão

The artists, who will be present for the duration of the event, welcome the opportunity to meet festival patrons and discuss their work. The jury process ensures diverse art media of the highest quality and will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, and mixed media. 

 

 

"Curly Haired Woman" by Kokó Brandão

“Curly Haired Woman” by Kokó Brandão

 

 

Kokó Brandão’s figurative forms magically capture the beauty of female portraiture – while creating art that is completely modern and original. Kokó is inspired by the graceful elegance of the female form. At times classically alluring, demure and provocative, her art has a pervasive sense of sophistication. Her signature use of expressive color as well as the dynamic application of paint on the canvas combines to create her uniquely recognizable style. The giveaway prize, a 40”x16” original acrylic painting on canvas titled “Gold” and valued at $850, will be on display in her booth where registration will also take place. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. To learn more about this talented artist and explore her work go to  www.kokobrandao.com.

 

Viewers report, “Looking at Kokó Brandão’s work, you always get a feeling of the artist’s soul – tension behind the painting … interaction of strong tones and the bright color impact … abstract elements and the sensual dynamics”.

 

"Japanese Woman" by  Kokó Brandão

“Japanese Woman” by Kokó Brandão

 

Additional information about the festival:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • International Food Court
  • 6 distinct culinary offerings available for purchase
  • The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will offer craft beers, a selection of fine wines, water and sodas
  • Special Saturday Night Under the Stars Event
  • Children’s Interactive Art Activities in the Young Artists Tent as well as an entertainment area to include bounce houses and face painting
  • Live PUSH CPR Sessions by the Village of Key Biscayne Fire and Police Departments
  • Live Entertainment – The Chowder Chompers and Patriotic Marching Band will be performing at noon in the main Rotary dining tent, located in the center of the festival.
  • Free Art Festival Giveaway
  • The 50th Anniversary 2014 Commemorative Festival Poster featuring the art of Xavier Cortada will be available, for $10, at the Rotary Welcome Tent located in the center of the festival.
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.

 

 

"Early Morning" by Kokó Brandão

“Early Morning” by Kokó Brandão

 

This year’s festival sponsors include the Miami Herald, the NY Times, the Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, FJ Turbine Power, Dr. Neil Friedman DDS, Baptist Health South Florida, Sun Trust Bank, Home Federal Bank of Hollywood, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Joan McCaughn & Team, and Alice & Stephen Takach.

 

 

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), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

For additional information on the 51st Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com, email info@artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. For information about the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne please visit www.rotaryclubofkeybiscayne.org

 

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HotWorks’ 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ Is Sure to Please

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ presented by Hot Works will take place on January 24 & 25, 2015 in downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Patty Narozny, the Show’s Producer has more than 30 years of experience in the art fair and art exhibition scene.  This Show has been voted one of the top art shows in the United States!  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you’ll enjoy the professional artists as well as the special “Budding Artists Art Competition”. Admission is FREE for this family friendly event!

 

6th annual HotWorks.org

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Saturday, January 24th

and

Sunday, January 25th

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

FREE Admission

 

Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

 

 

 

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Parking :

 

  • Parking is available at various metered street parking, HSBC Bank, 1st United Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.

 

Wearable Art by Bradford

Wearable Art by Bradford

Important Facts About This Show:

 

  • Juried by art professionals with a combined experience of more than 120 years
  • Produced by, Hot Works, an art fair organizer with a national & standing reputation
  • Show Director Patty Narozny has more than 30 years of art fair and event experience
  • Focus is visual arts, diversity & community enrichment
  • 175 Artists of all mediums for sale
  • paintings, sculpture, glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, more
  • Meet the Artists who are in the Art Show
  • Voted as one of the top Art Shows in the Country!
Jewelry by Holeman

Jewelry by Holeman

Important Show and Traffic Details:

· The art show will take place Saturday and Sunday, January 24 and 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

· The location will be Federal Highway/U.S. 1 from Palmetto Park Road to N.E. 2nd Street, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park

· Federal Highway will be closed to vehicular traffic between those two points from 1 p.m. Friday, January 23, until 10 p.m. Sunday, January 25

· Traffic will be diverted to Dixie Highway for the period of time Federal Highway is closed

· Event move-in begins Friday, January 23, at 3 p.m.

· Federal Highway/U.S. 1 will re-open no later than 10 p.m. Sunday, January 25

Painting by Bennett

Painting by Bennett

The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. is the 501c3 non-profit arm of Hot Works™

 

Its focus is visual arts, diversity and community enrichment. As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Budding Artists Competition for grades 6 to 12 or ages 9 to 19 encourages students to create their original and personally handmade art. Young artists are inspired to submit their original art to be publicly displayed at the “Budding Artists Art Competition” tent the entire weekend. There is $250 in Budding Artists Art Awards.

Kinetic Sculpture by Beckman

Kinetic Sculpture by Beckman

 

 

 

 

Glass by Wilbat

Glass by Wilbat

 

 

 

 

 

 

More info Visit www.hotworks.org

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

Southern Handcraft Society, Boca Raton Chapter Invites You To Their “Holiday Harvest” Craft Show!

The Rickie Report is excited to share the Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society’s upcoming “Holiday Harvest”, October 4 -5th.  This is a craft show with something for everyone!  Halloween, Christmas, Hanukah- don’t forget – the first night of Chanukah is Thanksgiving, this year! General gift items, hostess gifts, house decor as well as wearable art will be available.  Everything is hand made.  More details are in this article.

 

 

Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handicraft Society

Presents:

“HOLIDAY HARVEST”

 

Friday, October 4, 2013  4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

&

Saturday, October 5,      9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Boca Train Depot

747 South Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, Florida

Holiday Harvest, 2012

Holiday Harvest, 2012

The Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handicraft Society is one of 6 unique chapters for all handicraft artists, beginners to accomplished artists.  It started in 1985.

 

 

 

Members and Guests (all are welcome) meet the first Monday of the month (except December and holidays when the park is closed) 7:00 PM in a meeting room at Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road (1/4 mile west of Military Trail), Boca Raton, FL 33431.

"Holiday Harvest", 2012

“Holiday Harvest”, 2012

All items at this event are Made in the USA by the artists at the show.  Individual artists will staff their table and are eager to talk to visitors.

 

 

 

"Harvest Holiday", 2012

” Holiday Harvest”, 2012

The group hosts two craft shows a year, “Holiday Harvest”, Friday, October 4,  4 PM – 9 PM and Saturday, October 5, 9 AM – 2 PM, at Count De Hoernle Train Pavilion (TRAIN DEPOT), 747 S. Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton, Fl.  33431.  

 

Their 28th annual juried craft show, “Southern Christmas” will be held Thursday, December 5, 1:00 PM – 9 PM, Friday, December 6, 9:00 AM – 9 :00 PM and Saturday, December 7, 9:00 AM –  1:00 PM.   More details will be coming in The Rickie Report.

 

"Holiday Harvest", 2012

“Holiday Harvest”, 2012

For more information about this Craft Fair or about the activities of the Boca Raton Chapter of SHS, please contact  Membership Chair, Karen Johnson, 561-736-6972.

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291