Martin Arts 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Spans All Media. Don’t Miss The In-Person And Virtual Exhibit Now Thru November 20 And Virtual Artist Panel Discussion Thursday, November 4

Martin Arts’ “31st Annual All Florida” Juried Art Show is open NOW through November 20, 2021. The show started as a local juried art show and has grown to encompass all Florida artists! Juror Kirk Ke Wang was impressed by the entries.  A handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Thursday, November 4 with Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex moderating The entire Free exhibit is being offered in a hybrid manner, both virtual and in-person at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the top winners!







31   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show





Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994




1st Place: “Backward Glance” by Julie Feldman



Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Thursday,  November 4     6pm


Free to Register on



Moderated by Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.





2nd Place: “It’s Not What it Seems” By Bonney Goldstein


Exhibit Dates Now through November 20, 2021



Gallery Hours:    Tuesday 10 am–6 pm         Wednesday–Saturday 10 am – 4 pm



A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested


*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations





A 31-year legacy exhibition showcasing recent art by all Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 61 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.



The All Florida Juried Art Show will also be virtual, please check the website for a link to see it, if you are unable to visit the Court House Cultural Center to see it in the gallery space in person.




3rd Place: “Sunshift Yellow Blue Yellow” by Suzanne Williamson




Kirk Ke Wang, Juror:

Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Visual Arts of Eckerd College and a Board Director of the Ringling Museum of Art, is a painter, sculptor, photographer, mixed media artist, as well as an educational software developer. He was born in Shanghai, China, and received MFA degrees from the Nanjing Normal University in China and University of South Florida. Mr. Wang maintains a studio in Tampa and NYC, and he often travels back to his hometown, Shanghai.  To learn more about the juror visit: 



Honorable Mention 1st Place “The Passion of Daedalus” by Amy Broderick




Featuring Artists:


Laird | Robert Arbogast | Kenneth Arguinzoni* | Bruce Bain  Jane Baldridge | Steven Beverage | Barbara Bose | Thomas Boudreau | Marc Bridger* | Amy Broderick | Sea Carlson |Megan Castellon | Carl Clark | Gina Coccaro | Kimberly Engel | Julie Feldman | Christian Feneck | Janet Folsom | Dale Forbes | Bonney Goldstein | Carla Golembe | NC Hagood | Donna Haynes Marc Hilton | Jennifer Hoffman | Judy Horowitz | Ates Isildak | Etheard Joseph | Carson Kapp | Jenny Keyser | Mark Kirby | Michael Knapp | Linda Knowles | Joe Korte | Luis La Rosa  | Christopher Light* | Mia Lindberg | Ellen Lindner | George Lupo Eileen Lyons | Annette Margulies | Erin McCullough* | Lynn Morgan | Ania Moussawel | Gerald Obregon | Andy Owen | Chad Periman | Diane Powers-Harris | Amber Quimby | Galal Ramadan* | Dan Remmel | Linda Reymore | Paula Rucket | Nadine Saitlin | Alma Shoaf | Harold Silvers | Rebecca Stack | Anne Stagg | Lisa Tishman | Suzanne Williamson | Marcelle Zanetti

(*Only exhibiting in Virtual Gallery)







Honorable Mentions 3rd Place “Gravitational Wave Sensor” by Luis La Rosa





Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.





For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:


Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994






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APBC Art On Park Gallery Calls For Portraits And Announces Next Exhibit Open To The Public

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents “Portraits 2016 Exhibit”, celebrating portrait artists in Palm Beach County.  Submissions should be a painting, photograph, sculpture, collage or other artistic representation of a person or animal, in which the face and its expression predominates.  2D and 3D works are included.  Katie Deits will be the judge for prizes, including cash prizes.  Deadline for Entries: February 8, 2016.  Everyone is welcome to the Opening Reception on February 19th, with an Afterparty at the Brewhouse Gallery down the street.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. This Call For Entries is Open to non-Members who are residents of Palm Beach County.







800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403







Deadline: February 8, 2016




Opening Public Reception:

Friday, February 19, 2016

5 – 8 pm




AfterParty: Brewhouse Gallery


720 Park Ave, Lake Park (on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)


Exhibit runs: February 16 to March 31, 2016




Art on Park Gallery

Hours: Monday through Saturday Noon – 6 PM




* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mention *





Our judge is Katie Deits: sculptor, Master Photographer, educator, and writer, who studied art in New York City and Florence, Italy. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree from University of South Florida, holds the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence and a Master of Photography from Professional Photographers of America. She has been on the art faculties of Barry University and Palm Beach Community College and is a former Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter.




To access the submission form go to:




  • Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida


  • Submissions should be a painting, photograph, sculpture, collage or other artistic representation of a person or animal, in which the face and its expression predominates.


  • Submissions must be by artists who live in Palm Beach County, FL.


  • Multimedia , 2D and 3D work welcomed.


  • Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high.


  • Submission deadline: Monday, February 8, 2016


  • Please do not submit work that is not ready to hang.


  • There is no time to have work finished before the drop off date.


  • Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via our website.


  • APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)


  • Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $25 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)


  • IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
  • Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale.


  • Please price your work accordingly.


  • Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee


  • Notification to artists on or before Saturday, February 13, 2016


  • Hand delivery of artwork, Monday, February 15 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm


  • Art Pickup: Saturday, April 2, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm




Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:


If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details. Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed.



Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the BEST OF 2016 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member or non-member submission fee.



After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select PORTRAIT 2016, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”



You should have your image ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB). After you have chosen your image click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of the image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.



IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842





1) No late entries accepted.

2) Original ideas only – no copying of works. Only original works will be accepted. While digital photography and digital painting is allowed, we will not accept giclees of original paintings or other 2D works.

3) Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high.

4) Entry fees are not refundable.

5) The decision of the jurors is final.

6) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB, via the link on the website. File names should contain name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on entry form.

7) Unframed oils and acrylics must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.

8) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.

9) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.

10) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.

11) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.

12) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.





For more information please contact:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403



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Thoughts on Being An Emerging Creative Aging Artist

The Rickie Report shares some thoughts about creativity written by guest writer, Jan Stein.  She is the founder of a public educational charity, Creative Legacy Archives, Inc. and DiDiT Media.  Ms. Stein also offers services through E*maginate, L.L.C.   Read more about her goals and reflections.

When The Rickie Report met Jan Stein, she told us that she is “creating a cultural and new media content legacy  reflective of our universal, visually rich humanity using the Internet.”  


Jan brings much experience to her continuing journey with art and creativity.  A former educator and gallery owner, she was a public employee for Art in Public Spaces in Hillsborough, FL.  She still serves on the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum Council Board, Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Public Art Committee, Florida Center for Creative Aging, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging and Tampa Board of  the University of South Florida. She most recently worked with artist, Lois Brezinski, at her gallery in West Palm Beach.

The Rickie Report notes that recent studies show people are not ready to retire and give themselves up to total recreation.  Indeed, more people are connecting to what their passions are, which may not necessarily have been what they worked at previously for pay.  There are many examples of men and women who continue to inspire us to open ourselves to new experiences which include getting in touch with our creative selves. 

Jan Stein explains, “E*maginate, LLC  is a media project which includes coordinating, planning and management with local and regional, private and corporate, municipal art committees and community art projects events.  It is involved in commissions, installations and all aspects of marketing involving the print and visual media”.


She tells The Rickie Report, “Integral to my emergence as ‘an artist’ is a commitment to creative aging and life-long learning. After many years of advocating for creative persons, processes and tangible achievement(s) by ALL and at ANY age(s), my personal art world is defined by this approach. Likewise, e*maginate, L.L.C.’s motivation is about creative and personal productivity.  The company promotes the idea of creative accomplishment by diverse humanity. DiDIT Media’s digital videos and still images will showcase creative persons who speak extemporaneously about their unique process and tangible creative legacy”.

 “The DiDiT® concept was influenced two Academy Award® and Emmy Award®  writers and media producers, my family members, the late Stanley Shapiro and Neal Shapiro.  As a teacher and parent who values education, the visual arts and quality media content, e*maginate is my way to aspire to that higher level of my family members’ achievements”.
Stein goes on to explain, “The Creative Legacy Archives’ (CLA) mission is to bring the video portrait, oral history through T.V. and the internet. DiDiT® Media’s goal is to inspire future generations of creative, expressive and productive Humanity”.


“When I was young I loved coloring, ballet and tap, reading, listening to music and singing. In fifth grade, I played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz –wearing the the red slippers.  Somewhere “over the rainbow”, I lost my arts focus, preferring “Where the Boys Are/were”. Fast forward to age 30 and my moving to Florida with a husband and a baby.  I had a chance encounter with an NEA awardwinning painter, a LIFE Magazine Photographer-of-the-Year,  a husband/wife Architect-professional team, and a published author. Those creative professionals revved up my arts passion”!


“In fact, those artsy professionals influenced me to make a life-long commitment to embrace all arts, accomplishment and “Creative Humanity”. Absorbing enthusiasm, but not heeding advice, I was compelled to own and curate my own fine arts gallery. Later, I became the manager of a Florida Public Art Program. For 15 years I  completed public art projects, for which I procured hundreds of works of art by diverse artists in all media and arranged for these to be installed at various county-owned interior and exterior public places. With my concentration on the art-making of others, I never contemplated nor did I engage in personal art making-  especially at my increasingly older age”.

“I remember when a younger woman called me for help, as she described USF’s Creative Aging program. Without missing a beat, I volunteered and was initiated into the USF, Tampa Campus’ Creative Aging culture.  I talked with key advocats, educators and researchers, like  Gene Cohen, M.D. of The National Institutes on Aging; USF Professor Dr. Larry Polika, and most importantly, Creative Aging’s Chief Advocate, Dr. Gay Hanna.  Gay is now the Executive Director of the Center for Creative Aging, in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Hanna is a most positive Creative Aging leader. Her  knowledge, experience and special personality, along with her astute intellect and compassion are highly respected. The Center for Creative Aging and Dr. Hanna receive support from the National Endowment for the Arts”.  For more information see:


“A few years passed and upon turning ‘fifty something’, I traveled to Havana, Cuba. Prior to this first Catholic Charities mission, I purchased an inexpensive digital camera. Cuba’s time capsule 1957-milieu, iconic cultural style and historic places became perfect subjects for me. I observed immense human resilience and demonstration of local creativity, despite Cuba’s super-stunted social structure. Cuba’s arte and musica abounded!  Creativity in Cuba became surreal for me when reposing at Hemingway’s desk, I imagined the author’s life long body of creative work”.


“After my return from Cuba, I reviewed my pictures and I felt artistically capable. In homage to my artists’ acquaintances and their influences, it was my time for art making. Yes, I am “the old dog, who learned new creative tricks.” Shooting “Lucky” digital compositions was gratifying, and soon I realized it was my AGE which empowered me to create my first full body of resolved images”.


“With new found confidence about being expressive, it was much fun when I exhibited ‘Silhouettes’ (pictures from my Cuba trip) at a highly respected library’s art gallery.  How sweet, when more than 150 people attended my reception! Surprisingly, more than one person asked,’ Jan, what took you so long’?  At that moment, I owned my response, “I am an emerging Creative Aging Visual Artist“.  Yes, my visual art ID was reminiscent of that phone call from USF so many years ago”!


“Now at 62, my life is defined by associating with creative aging and accomplished people, representing all generations and creative disciplines. My artist’s statement on my website begins with Creative Aging as a primary theme. Integral to my creativity is my being a lover of life and love, as well as being a lover of art and culture. I love that Creative Aging is consistent with my personal life-long learning lifestyle.  When other Creative Aging friends call me “muse,” this motivates me to write a colorful children’s book or to start a new media production company, called DiDiT® Media”.


“I also founded a new media educational charitable organization, The Creative Legacy Archives.  I am passionate about Creatively Aging, and being artistically expressive. It is in thought and deed that I fully embrace the pro-active mission of the National Center for Creative AgingIn advocating for other peoples’ creativity and tangible achievements, Creative Aging is now a powerful status”.

Note: e *maginate, L.L.C is Jan Stein’s (Creative Aging consulting and media production) start-up business.  Jan also works as the Artistic and Marketing Consultant, and is a board member of Peter Alan Portraits & Art (PAPA). The co-owners, Peter A. Hoffman and Christina Coenan are 67, and 63-years old respectively. Feel free to contact Jan at or call  813 928 5223 to learn more about the Center for Creative Aging and Peter Alan Portraits & Art’s oil paint embellished giclees.  


Jan’s Note Quote, with the help of George Bernard Shaw: Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last, you create what you will… “At any ole age”, adds Creative Aging Advocate Jan Stein.  Visit  for more links and information about her misssion, philosophy, and activities.

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