Holiday Shopping Has Never Been This Much Fun! Whitespace Col-lect Holiday Boutique

Holiday shopping can be easy and fun, if you stop by Whitespace!  Elayne Mordes will be offering one-of-a-kind jewelry and gifts from international, national and local jewelers and artists.  Purchase unique body sculpture created from upcycled items! Be unique, Wear unique and Buy unique.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.


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Delray Beach Welcomes Back Popular Craft Festival March 5 & 6

A wide array of fine crafts, handmade functional art, as well as unique and affordable gift items will be for sale during the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival, March 5 – 6, 2016.  This is the perfect place to find stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and even a gift for yourself without breaking the bank! Each artist will be present,  answering questions and talking about their craft.  Everything is handmade in the USA.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus highlights Stephen Moser’s pet products and Lonee Cataldo’s candles.  







19th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday, March 5th


Sunday, March 6th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

Navigational Address:

330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483



 Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy




Free and Open to the public




On Saturday and Sunday, March 5 – 6, 2016, the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival brings Original Handmade Crafts, Functional Art plus Unique & Affordable Gift Items to 4th Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.  North and South of Atlantic Avenue will be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase with original handcrafted art and affordable gift items. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.



Stephen Moser – Dog Products






Stephen Moser tells us, “The ad in the paper said: 2 1/2 year old Male Golden Retriever, Must Go to Single Man. This is the classified I responded to 11 1/2 years ago when MAXX and I joined forces.  At that time I saved his life and years later during the midst of depression he returned the favor. Max was abused and had turned into a biter, but with patience became the best friend I’ve ever had.  One day while working in the wood shop, trying to keep busy and rid myself from a cloud of depression, MAXX came through the door carrying a 4 foot long twig in his mouth. He dropped it at my feet and forcefully said, “WOOF!” I looked at him, laughed and said, “That’s not a stick, I’ll make you a stick.” And so I did!”







“I walked out into the yard, picked up a piece of rough sawn lumber and brought it into the shop and put it through my saw, shaped it for a comfortable grip, and then on a whim I cut slots in the end (not knowing what that would do). Maxx was still watching me and when I finished making the stick, He seemed to know exactly what it was and who it was for. He went NUTS!  Laughing all the way into the neighbor’s lot, I threw the stick, heard the whistling noise (in the air) and the clacking noise (on impact) and the rest is history.  Because of the specialized sound that they make when they whirl through the air, and the clank that they make when they land on the ground, this is the perfect way to go out and play fetch with your blind dog”.




Festival 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 arts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass





Lonee Cataldo – Candles






Lonee shares, “Blue Flame Candles are handmade with meticulous attention to every detail. We use a soy-blend wax, cotton wicks and no added dye. What sets Blue Flame apart from other candles is exceptional fragrance. Being true luxury candles, they have amazing fragrance throw and a slow beautiful burn. Delicate soft light and enchanting scents have the power to transform your state of mind. Whether you want a clean bright scent to lift you up, or a warm earthy fragrance to help you unwind, we have the perfect candle for you.






“Being a connoisseur of richly fragrant luxury candles and getting tired of paying exorbitant prices for them, I set out to learn how to create them. It took a great amount of work, many months of research, and hours of daily testing before my benchmark of product excellence was achieved. In October 2009 Blue Flame Candles was born. Today, Blue Flame is a true family run company. We continue to persistently test new waxes and oils to maintain the standard of superior quality that Blue Flame clients appreciate and expect”.






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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 more information please contact 561.746.6615

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Whitespace Collect At Art Wynwood In Miami Plus Art Adventure To Tuscany

Join Whitespace in Miami at Art Wynwood!  Presidents Day Weekend, February 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 will be filled with a full array of hand made jewelry, wearable art pieces and more from Col-léct at the Art Wynwood Pavilion.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus sneak peeks and more information about Elayne Mordes’ newest Art Adventure to Tuscany!











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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead And Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds November 21 and 22

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming! There is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event! On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes, rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list! The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings. We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

















  • The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.
  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site:




Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)



Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.



Gemstones, Pearls, Glass beads and so much More!

 (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!




Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities

(Photo Courtesy of GMS)





Fine Jewelry  (Photo Courtesy of GMS)



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WhitePackage Gift Shop Opens With Items for the Home, Jewelry, and More

Whitespace Collection offers visitors a view into contemporary art, while WhitePackage Gift Shop offers new discoveries by Elayne and Marvin Mordes to share!  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce that WhitePackage is now open!  We’ll give you a brief preview of items that are available, but you must go and see for yourself!  More details are in this article.


W h i t ePackage

Holiday  & Hostess Gifts

By  &  About  Art and Artists

Season Opening  December 13, 2013  6:30-9:30 PM

Whitespace is pleased to announce an exhibition of International Jewelry Artists
Please join us to browse, enjoy and add to your wearable artist jewelry collection!

Special Holiday Times with WhitePackage gift shop open – 2013
Dec. 14 & 15   Sat & Sun  1-4 pm
Dec 21 & 22    Sat & Sun  1-4 pm
Dec 28 & 29    Sat &  Sun  1-4pm
Every Sunday beginning Jan 5,  1-4pm
Call for an appointment or check times on our website
A Selection of Art Objects is Shown Below
Checks and credit cards accepted
Kate Cusack's Zipper Bracelet

Kate Cusack’s Zipper Bracelet

Ineke Otte's Mussel Necklace

Ineke Otte’s Mussel Necklace







Hand Soap

Hand Soap



Hessell Hand Forged Candlesticks

Hessell Hand Forged Candlesticks


Gerbi Teapot

Gerbi Teapot










Gaetano Pesce Vases

Gaetano Pesce Vases



Please visit

for further information

Admission: $10       students with valid ID  – $5

benefitting the arts through Community Foundation

The Mordes Collection
2805 N. Australian Avenue    West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T: 561.842.4131     F: 561.842.4132


About Whitespace:


Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space and loft-style home of Elayne and Marvin Mordes located in West Palm Beach.  The Mordes’ have been collecting Contemporary Art for over 30 years and have a unique European approach to their collection.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area. We consider it an honor to establish a growing audience of Contemporary Art “Lovers”!! 

The mission of Whitespace is to expand and introduce the viewer to current trends in contemporary art by creating international exhibitions by major mid-career contemporary artists using various mediums: including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and video. Whitespace is open from December through April of each year.   The goal of Whitespace is to fund a granting program for the Arts and Art Education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation.



This season Whitespace is proud to announce the 6th season of “Whitebox”, an artist’s project space for emerging and mid-career international artists.  Exhibiting this season are artists involved with cutting edge work using film, video and internet as their medium.  In addition, Whitespace in implementing a program of Art Tours to Miami, a boxed lunch and learn program with artists as speakers, two open events to allow for visits to our private home without a group tour and Outside the Box2 – a juried biennale outdoor sculpture exhibition with approximately 25 artists.  

Whitespace also has a small museum shop – WhitePackage, with unique host & hostess gifts and décor designed by international artists, architects and design personalities.


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