Vero Beach Art Club Announces Spring Classes And Workshops For Adults And Children. Public Invited To “Homecoming Exhibit & Gift Show”, “Under The Oaks”, And “Inspired By 2020”

The Vero Beach Art Club‘s energy is contagious! New Art Classes and Workshops for Spring 2021 are being offered both On-Line and In-Person.  Reserve your spot for a myriad of classes (Portrait, Figurative, Intro to Art any medium, Limited Oil Palette for Beginners, Loose Abstract Figurative).  Reservations are preferred for Workshops (Mask Making for kids, Mask Making for adults), and walk-ins are welcome.  Visit the “Homecoming Exhibit & Gift Show” (NOW through March 19); “Under The Oaks” prestigious Art Fair (March 12,13,14); “Inspired by 2020” (Opens on Friday, April 2 during the First Friday Gallery Art Stroll and continues through May 14, 2021).  New members are always welcome to join this vibrant artist networking organization!  The Rickie Report shares the details about all of these events and a few sneak peeks.  See you in Vero!








NEW Art Classes & Workshops for Spring 2021


On-Line and In Person Classes


Vero Beach Art Club


1903 14th Ave., Vero Beach, FL. 32960





C l a s s e s:


Loose Abstract Figurative

Loose Abstract Figurative—PART 2



Wednesday’s March 17 — April 21, 2021

Instructor: Victoria Gomez Mayol

Cost: $75 Members & $170 Non Member




The Limited Palette – Oil (Beginners)


Tuesday’s March 2, – March 30, 2021

Instructor: Cathleen Hahn

Cost: $150 Members & $170 Non Member




Online Introduction to Art – Any Medium


Thursday’s  March 25, 2021 – April 22, 2021

Instructor: Susan Miller

Cost: $150 Members & $170 Non Member




Open Studios: Figurative Life


Monday’s, 12 pm -3 pm

Moderator: Isabel Garrett

Member Price: $10.00 Non Member Price: $15.00


Open Studios: Portrait Life


Friday’s,   9:30 am-12 pm

Moderator: Marie Morrow

Member Price: $10.00 Non Member Price: $15.00


To Enroll:  Vero Beach Art Club      772-217-3345




W o r k s h o p s:







Become a Mascherari – Mask Making For Adults


Saturday, March 20, 2021   12 pm -3 pm

Instructor: Ann Dozetos & Cheryl Franklin

Cost: Adults $20 Members & $25 Non Member



Become a Mascherari – Mask Making For Kids


Saturday, March 27, 2021    12 pm -2 pm

Instructor: Ann Dozetos & Cheryl Franklin

Cost: Children $15 Members & $20 Non Member



To Enroll:  Vero Beach Art Club      772-217-3345






NOW Through March 19, 2021










Friday March 12, 2021  9 am – 5 pm

Saturday March 13, 2021   9 am – 5 pm

Sunday March 14, 2021   10 am – 4 pm



FREE Admission And OPEN To The PUBLIC

UNDER THE OAKS is the largest event and fundraiser of the Vero Beach Art Club.  Held each year in March this show gathers over 200 artists from around the nation and beyond to exhibit at this highly respected juried show. Voted in the Top 200 Art Shows in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book and in the Top 200 Art Shows in Florida by Sunshine Artist. Over 50,000 visitors attend this popular crowd favorite in shady Riverside Park.


Riverside Park in Vero Beach, FL (Orchid Island)  Riverside Park is a city regulated property. The Art Show does not allow animals in the park or left unattended in vehicles so remember to leave your pets comfortably at home please




“Inspired By 2020” Exhibit



Art image courtesy of Vero Beach Art Club










About The Vero Beach Art Club:


The Vero Beach Art Club, formed in 1936, is an independent, non-profit organization serving its members and the Vero Beach art community through, education, exhibitions, social events and monthly meetings with special programs and guest artists.

The public is always welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Our Events are free to attend and open to the public.

They feature many of our talented artists.

Also be sure to see our Artists Gallery with artwork for sale by our members.



Click HERE for more Information ~



The Art Club Annex

1791 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach, FL.

Annex Phone Number: 772-217-3345





For information about classes, workshops, virtual events, exhibits, membership opportunities please visit:






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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces “46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Free Virtual Exhibit And Sale

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced.  The public is invited to their 46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Exhibit and Sale!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exciting exhibit and reminds everyone that a gift of original artwork is very special indeed! This exhibit and sale is open NOW through March 31, 2021.




Gold Coast Watercolor Society-

A Watermedia Group




46th Annual Members Love Watercolor Show









The Online show

open NOW  through March 31st, 2021



The show features 50 artists and 81original artworks by GCWS members, some of the finest in the country.

Enjoy the online show at Cloud Folios where you can purchase artwork directly from the site. 

Start your holiday shopping today at:

Online Show Link






We are pleased to announce our 2020 Prize Winners




Best in Show



“The Night Before, The Night Before” 

By Christine Landis 




First Prize





“Miss Ann and Friend” 

by John Bowen 




Second Prize





by Rita Szopinski 



Third Prize





“Crank Caller”

by Pat Brooks 





Congratulations to them all!


Thanks to our judge David R. Becker of Chicago



For more information about GCWS and how to enter upcoming online shows visit our website at:




Please Join Us!





Gold Coast Watercolor Society

A Watermedia Group


1350 Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL




Meetings are held

October through May at 7 pm

3rd Tuesday Via ZOOM during COVID




The Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group  (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. GCWS offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An annual membership show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; Paint-ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein air painting opportunities.




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Genie Appel-Cohen’s Classes In Colored Pencil, Painting (All Mediums), And Colored Pencil & Mixed Media Begin October 27 With A New Session November 17

Are you feeling intimidated to take an art class?  Fret no longer! Genie Appel-Cohen is offering Colored Pencil Classes, Colored Pencil & Mixed Media Classes, and Painting Classes (all mediums) via Zoom with a size limit of 8 students per class. The three-week sessions begin October 27 and another session begins November 17. Due to the Pandemic, and at the urging of her students, Genie has created an unusually successful Zoom platform for artists in all 2 dimensional mediums. When we show you some of the artwork by her students, you will understand what makes Genie such a valued teacher. From the comfort of your home, set aside your inhibitions.  Join one of Genie’s classes!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of her students and her own artworks.







Genie  Appel-Cohen



Genie Appel-Cohen 

954 290-6430



Genie Appel-Cohen has shown her artworks several times at the Tate Gallery (London, England) and she is one of the few American artists listed in the Tate archives!  In addition, she was one of only thirty artists, nationwide, to be invited by the U.S. Department of the Interior, to paint en plein air in Montana’s National Parks.




“Climate” Oil Painting by Genie Appel-Cohen



Genie Appel-Cohen tells The Rickie Report, “There are many great artists, and many great teachers; but to be an art teacher, a good one, requires skills not taught in any school.  There is no one more vulnerable or brave than a new art student.  They come to me, full of hope and yearning, and I take that responsibility very seriously.  Each person is precious. I need to learn just who they are, how best to teach them, and to support them completely, (every step of the way); on this wonderful journey, we call art.  That for me, is a mission and the blessing of my life”.  When you view some of the artworks by her students, you will see how this nurturing focus brings out the best in them! Due to the Pandemic, and at the urging of her students, Genie has created an unusually successful Zoom platform for artists in all 2 dimensional mediums.  




Student artworks Left to Right: Marla Friedman, Fran Fran Starkman




Genie tells us, “Each painting is a story where the artist invites the viewer to become part of their inner world.  My work is an invitation to engage you in a conversation.  I use paint, or pencil to reveal hidden meaning; not just in my life, but in yours as well.  I usually work in a series so I can explore one idea, but in different ways.   My hope is that I can make a connection, and that you might say, “Oh yes, I see”, or,   “Yes, I felt that, too.” This might be one small part of our mutual humanity; but for me, it is everything”.

Student artworks Left to Right: Linda Solomon, Judith Rostenne






 Limited 8 students per class


Upcoming Sessions:

  October 27, 28, 29    

November 17, 18, 19



Tuesday Morning Colored Pencil Class, 10-12:30 pm

Wednesday Afternoon Colored Pencil & Mixed Media, 1-3:30 pm

Thursday Morning Painting (all mediums), 10-12:30 pm

Basic 3 week zoom class:$125.00

Basic 3 week zoom class with 1 Teacher/student ½ hour intensive zoom session: $160.00

Basic 3 week zoom class with 2 Teacher/student ½ hour intensive zoom sessions:$195.00


Registration requested (4) days before class begins.

Call to Register:     954 290-6430



“Blind Horse Rising” Acrylic by Genie Appel-Cohen


Genie’s work is in corporate collections including: The Prudential Insurance Company, Interior’s by Steven G., Agent’s Umbrella Group, Platinum Luxury Action, and The Hormel Meat Company. Her artwork was published in, “An Invitation to Prayer,” written by the late Rabbi Shoni Labowitz. In addition, she was featured on the cover of City Link Magazine, as ‘one of the most unforgettable artists of the year’.




Her series, “Elements” at The Coral Springs Museum of Art,” was proclaimed by art writer Candice Russell, as “profound renderings with deep psychological undercurrents.” Her expressionist work is rendered in oil, oil pastels, acrylics, and colored pencil. Her work encompasses both conventional and non-conventional subjects.



“The Ballet Dancer” Colored Pencil by Genie Appel-Cohen



Genie was the former owner of  “The Art Implosion Workshops,” where she taught over 60 students for over 7 years. More recently, she has been part of the faculties at The Boca Museum Art School and at Coral Springs Museum of Art. As an art educator activist and workshop leader, she taught groups of gifted teen artists and created ground-breaking workshops to fast-tract artists of all ages toward successful career and personal achievement paths.




Award-winning painter, Genie Appel-Cohen is a Signature Member of The National Acrylic Painter’s Association, a past president of 2+3 The Artist’s Organization, a former board member of the National Association of Women Artist, Florida; and a committee member for Women in the Visual Arts.

For more information about classes or Genie’s art please contact:

Genie Appel-Cohen

The Inside A r t I s t


954 290-6430




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Creative Arts School at Old School Square Announces Registration For New Virtual Classes Fall 2020/Winter 2021

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square announces New Virtual Classes for Fall 2020/Winter 2021. NEW SKILLSNEW HOBBIESNEW YOU! And all from the convenience of home! Choose from classes in culinary arts, music performance, fine art, photography and digital imagingRegistration is open for online classes at Creative Arts School, from October 2020 through March 2021. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks! 










51 N. Swinton Avenue     Delray Beach, FL 33444




 New skills~

New hobbies~

New you~

And all from the convenience of home!



Check Out This Video:






The Creative Arts School is located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building. The School offers beginner through master level classes, for all ages, during fall/winter and spring/summer sessions. From classes for art and photography to genres that have never before been offered, we are exploring new territories to bring you classes that are accessible with the click of a button. Using the power of Zoom, you will enter a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive! At the Creative Arts School, we are excited about the far-reaching potential of this tool because it enables teachers AND students to remotely participate in real-time lessons.


Art classes include drawing, painting, watercolor, pastel, collage and mixed media. All patrons have access to Open Studio sessions throughout the year.


Photography classes include introduction to digital camera use, fine art photography (beginning/intermediate/advanced/master) and digital imaging.


Newly announced classes in Music Performance and Culinary Arts are designed to uplift your senses while sharpening your skills! Classes include musical instrument performance and culinary exploration in varieties of cuisine.



Check Out Some Of The  26 New Classes:










Watercolor 102, taught by fine artist Janet Onofrey, helping students to learn the techniques that bring watercolor paintings to life. Students will learn skills such as gradient washes, sponging, masking, dry brushing, wet-on-wet, and more ways to enjoy this nontoxic medium.








NoodleArt 101, taught by restaurateur Walter Harris and sharpening students’ cooking skills. In newly introduced curricula for Culinary Arts, NoodleArt 101 will teach students to merge American ingredients with traditionally inspired Asian cuisine and flavor profiles.









Ukelele Magic II, taught by South Florida-based guitarist, singer, songwriter, and session musician Sean Radford. Ukelele Magic II takes students on a musical journey, while learning popular songs from yesterday and today through ukulele instruction. This class teaches fun techniques such as fingerpicking, chord progressions, and challenges through accompaniment patterns.








Intermediate Guitar, also taught by Sean Radford, takes students with fundamental guitar-playing experience to a more advanced level. Through Radford’s masterful instruction, students will learn to strum, read notation for chords and notes, sharpen ear training, improvising, build a repertoire of songs, and more!






Art About You, taught by Jan Bush, ED.D., ATR-BC. Conducted by a licensed and certified Art Psychotherapist, this class utilizes art therapy-based directives to help students discover emotions and gain insights about oneself.









Creating A Fold Book, taught by award-winning painter and illustrator Carla Golembe, teaches students to create three-dimensional “fold book” works of art using illustration, fine art, and language. Students will explore creative storytelling through imagery and, if they wish, words.







Travel Sketchbook, taught by fine artist Jen Fisher, helps students to create artistic memories as they travel to their favorite destinations through their photo albums.










Collage and Mixed Media, taught by fine artist Sharon Koskoff, which explores the fascinating world of collage and mixed media using found materials, recyclables, personal photographs, collectibles, and other unusual art mediums.



AND    MORE………..


Other long-standing classes covering fine arts, digital imaging, and photography also return! Each class is taught using the power of Zoom and gives students access to a virtual classroom that is both collaborative and interactive.

All of the fun-filled, joy-inspiring, and diverse classes can be found here:





Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit cultural arts organization, located in the heart of charming downtown Delray Beach, FL. A historical landmark that has served the community for over 30 years, Old School Square’s mission is to enrich the lives of all people as the community’s cultural center and destination for the arts. Old School Square provides a total arts experience through visual and performing arts, education, and entertainment.

For more information on Old School Square visit







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