Whitespace Opening Weekend Festivities Begin Friday, November 3rd With New Exhibitions

Whitespace’s Opening Weekend Celebrations start Friday evening, November 3rd and continue Saturday, the 4th and Sunday the 5th with new exhibitions— “Paperworks” from the Benefit Print Project in New York is just the beginning!   See the newest body sculpture/wearable art in the Col-lect boutique.Be unique! Wear unique!  Visit Whitespace, The Mordes Collection.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.






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Armory Art Salon Features Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Curator And Gallerist, Jane Hart On October 3rd

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr. The public is invited to “A Life in Art” with Jane Hart on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.






811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org





6:30 -8:30 pm




There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.







Jane Hart has over 35 years of professional experience in the international contemporary art field, active in NYC, L.A., London, South Florida and elsewhere. She has been engaged as a curator, gallerist, publisher of limited edition fine art works and art books, arts writer, and, last but not least, as a working artist. Hart was the curator of the recent Armory Art Center exhibition, “Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries in South Florida”., and was curator of the 2015 exhibition “100+ Degrees in The Shade: A Survey of South Florida Art”, featuring work by 170 artists in all media, and shown in nine venues throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. An encore presentation related to this project was highlighted to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Art Palm Beach at Palm Beach County Convention Center. A 224 page full color, hard cover book by Gean Moreno’s [NAME] Publications was produced to accompany the show, with texts by Erica Ando and Sandra Schulman. Among other awards and accolades, Ms. Hart was named Curator of the Year twice by the New Times.




Hart is also a working artist, known as TJ Ahearn, (an anagram of her name), making vibrant collages that have been exhibited and collected internationally. She will have a solo exhibition of her work at Design Sublime in Little River, Miami, opening on Friday, April 21. Hart attended the School of Visual Arts in New York as well as both the University of Miami BFA Program and Miami Dade Fine Arts Program.



From 2006 until 2015, she held the position of Curator of Exhibitions at The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, an acclaimed non-profit institution which focuses on contemporary visual art. During her tenure at the Center, Hart curated over 100 exhibitions, including an attendance record-breaking show with international sensation LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya, drawing 13,000 visitors in 6 weeks. Hart also created the lecture series “Hot Topics”, twice given the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation Award, and numerous other special projects. Her 2015 curated exhibition of Wayne White’s art work won the Center’s first NEA grant for an exhibit.



Hart was founding Director of Muse [X] Editions, a ground breaking, digitally oriented fine arts publisher, the first of its kind in the U.S.. For several years she oversaw all artist projects, marketing, curation of exhibitions and international sales. Hart is also an independent curator and owner of long-standing venture “lemon sky: projects + editions”, a contemporary art business devoted to working with artists through exhibiting and promoting their work. She has worked with major artists on exhibits, projects, publications and editions, including Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Wallace Berman (Estate), Uta Barth, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Halley, Alex Katz, Mike Kelley, Kienholz, Charles Long, Christian Marclay, Fabian Marcaccio, Catherine Opie, Diana Thater, and Andrea Zittel, among many others.



In December, 2016, Hart was the lead artist of #NowBeHere#3FL, a participatory photographic event held at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). This project was initiated by Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt. #NowBeHere is staged city-to-city, encouraging female-identifying artists to appear en masse in a documentary photo. 305 South Florida artists participated in the photo. In 2017, Hart has completed numerous curatorial projects, including those at the Armory Art Center and The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach and Design Sublime and Under The Bridge in Miami.




The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33





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Deborah Bigeleisen’s “Sublime Chaos Realism To Abstraction” – Change Of Venue And Date Opens At 501 Fern Street August 24- 26

“Sublime Chaos: a journey from realism to abstraction”, featuring 25 amazing paintings by internationally renowned artist Deborah Bigeleisen will be at 501 Fern Street in West Palm Beach. As Deborah says, “I never dreamed the title would apply to more than just my art”!   The public is invited to the Opening Reception on August 24th. The exhibit runs through August 26, 2017. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches. The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit, a behind-the-scenes discussion with the artist, and some sneak peeks. Fans of Bigeleisen’s works can experience her new style and share her artistic stretch! Food and wine will be sponsored by The Wine Scene.







“Sublime Chaos:
a journey from realism to abstraction”

Paintings by Deborah Bigeleisen



Opening Reception:

Thursday, August 24th

5:00 – 10:00 PM

501 Fern Street W. Palm Beach, FL

The exhibition will run until August 26th.  

Gallery Hours:  5 – 10 pm

A portion of sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches.



“Energy” by Deborah Bigeleisen



Behind-The-Scenes With Artist, Deborah Bigeleisen

Deborah tells The Rickie Report, “Throughout my art career, and my life, I have continually looked for new challenges. Artistically, this has resulted in finding new voices within me. After working for more than four years on groups of conceptual paintings in analogous tonalities, tones of grays and beiges, and blacks and whites, I was looking for ‘what’s next’. My discovery of fractals had transformed my vision of a flower by progressively magnifying the subject thousands of times to the point of pure abstraction. Never having considered myself an abstract thinker, I began my exploration into abstract art… a journey I call “Sublime Chaos”, because at the onset, my vision and my studio were in utter chaos”.




“Dynamism” by Deborah Bigeleisen



She explains, “As an artist who has always used natural forms as my subject and began my career by painting Rembrandt-like portraits of white roses, my interest in Chaos Theory and fascination with one of its components – fractals – has permanently transformed my artistic vision. In the early days of my career, after creating more than 60 variations and compositions of portraits of white roses I felt that I had given the subject everything I could. I had to a find a new perspective. At first, I moved in for more close up views; then I transitioned through various magnifications ultimately evolving to the conceptual work with its foundation in the principles of fractals. Theses abstract realities were the serendipitous outcome of showing my art to a relative, a physician, who mentioned that the macro views reminded him of fractals. Never having heard the term before, I delved into extensive research – wanting to understand what he saw. This was not a concept to be grasped in an hour! The research was fun because it took me way outside my comfort zone. The principles are rooted in mathematics which definitely is not my strong suit. I was surprised by the fact that I was grasping the concepts. And the exciting part was that it gave me a totally new way of looking at my subject – my vision was truly was transformed”.


“The Swan 3” by Deborah Bigeleisen



To paraphrase William Blake, Deborah “sees the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, holds infinity in the palm of her hand, and eternity in an hour.” Her subject is no longer simply a flower. Bigeleisen has discovered an inexhaustible richness of the structure that goes beyond what is recognizable to the naked eye. “By peeling away the layers and magnifying the image to its core, I’ve gained a deeper insight into the universal properties of all natural phenomena because I’ve uncovered a dynamic system whose pattern repeats in other phenomena. This is where my work takes the literal definition of a fractal – the self-similarity of an object of nature that is repeated thousands of times at different magnifications (picture a head of broccoli) – and broadens the scope beyond a single object. It is not my objective to convey every orifice and streak of my subject’s surface, but rather to capture its character and essence with the ultimate objective to immortalize the transitory nature of life.”


Untitled No. 26 by Deborah Bigeleisen




“I’ve had many serendipitous events impact my art career. Stumbling upon the inspiration for the abstracts was just the latest in a long line of such occurrences. At Art Miami in December, 2015, I came across a color- field painting on unprimed canvas by a lesser known artist of the period – Irene Monat Stern. I was immediately awestruck and captivated by everything about the painting. Although the colors were very dull, it did not matter; it was the big bold forms, how she layered her colors, and the texture that excited me. The fact that the painting loosely suggested a flower drew me to the work even more”.


“Vortex 2” by Deborah Bigeleisen




To achieve these effects, Deborah had to switch to acrylic paint. “After working in oils for 16 years, making that switch was a major commitment! It involved turning my studio and my painting process upside down including learning how to manipulate the paint, using different mediums, different brushes, and working on a flat surface instead of an easel. Was the same time, I was researching the color-field artists, their materials, their painting techniques, and solving some technical issues related to painting on unprimed canvas – which I am really drawn to because of how the paint interacts with the canvas.


“Glacier Bay Horizontal” by Deborah Bigeleisen




“I’ve always loved working with color. I felt this was the time to break away from the subtle transitions of color that I’d worked with for so long and go after something completely new – creating bold multi-color vibrant paintings. Paul Jenkins’ work appeals to my artist senses – his colors, the movement, the spontaneity, and the ‘happy accidents.’ Initially I felt that by replicating some of Jenkins’ work on primed canvas it would give me the creative road map to a destination of abstract work I hadn’t yet defined. By emulating his bold splashes of color, the bleeding water color effects, the drippy paint, and other elements of his work, I thought it would teach me a freedom with the paint that I had never experimented with before”.


“Venus” by Deborah Bigeleisen





“Now I was at the point of how do I bring my own voice into the work? (I had no intentions of channeling Jenkins forever… his work was a learning tool). The more I played with the paint, and became more comfortable with everything, I started ‘letting go,’ and my own voice surfaced. The whole transition ignited an entirely new artistic inventiveness and spontaneity that I never knew I possessed. Yet, the key elements that have defined my work – my brush work, my expertise with layered transparencies, and my innate sense of color are merging into the abstracts, and giving the work a distinctive and unique expression. I’m still captivated with working on unprimed canvas, and intend to continue experimenting. For now though, I feel that I have barely touched the surface with working on primed canvas. It’s a whole new creative paradigm for me and I love the newness, the challenge, the unending discoveries, and the unpredictability of what’s down that creative road”.


“Dynamism 5” by Deborah Bigeleisen




Flowers and nature have been the inspiration for Deborah’s artistic expression since childhood, and are the common thread that weave through both her careers: first as a textile print designer and founder of her own global design company in NYC, and later as a fine artist which she began in 1998 upon moving to West Palm Beach, FL. In the early years of her painting career she was mentored by acclaimed technical master Sam Perry and guided by renowned visionary Gordon Parks. She also completed rigorous training through Master Artist Workshops.


“Turning Point 32” by Deborah Bigeleisen




From early on, Ms. Bigeleisen’s work gained the attention of fine art dealers across the U.S. from San Francisco and Austin to New York City and Southampton. Her paintings are collected worldwide both privately and publicly, enhancing the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., Hilton International, The Koury Corporation and more. Her paintings have been accepted into numerous museum exhibitions including the Society of the Four Arts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Williamsburg [Brooklyn, NY] Historical Center; have received awards in international competitions; and have graced the covers and interior pages of publications including Michael K. Corbin’s three part series “A Collector’s Journal,” Florida Design, New Art International, and Art & Antiques. In addition, her conceptual work in fractals has been published in the prestigious journal Science Creative Quarterly.


“Point Of View Too” by Deborah Bigeleisen



“As my images became more abstracted, there was a major shift in my brushwork because I was dealing with much larger areas with far less information. I had to find a way to make the space more interesting. The outcome was a totally new energy in my brushwork, which had a significant effect not only the more conceptual work but on the realism as well. Consistent throughout all my paintings is the use of richly layered transparencies, often upwards of 20 coats at different viscosities. In the hyper-realism paintings and the work with analogous tonalities, I deliberately play warm hues against cool hues to achieve astonishing richness and depth in the darkest areas and vibrant luminosity in the highlights. I apply the same principles to the colorful abstract work but the contrasts are more striking. Whether creating evocative representational images or bold abstracts, I work with a very limited palette of up to eight colors – a practice started early in my career with the implementation of the techniques of the Dutch master artists”.


“Yin and Yang” by Deborah Bigeleisen



Deborah assures us, “I do not subscribe to rules, although I do adhere to a few classic principles for establishing the forms. Though I have a general vision at the onset of every new painting, I have had so many unexpected occurrences during the process that have taken the finished work somewhere that I never foresaw initially. Just as my senses are challenged, I look to seduce the viewer into the myriad of complexities and stimulate their imagination and emotions. Every painting is a fresh beginning and a new journey; and I cherish the unpredictability. I continue to push my vision to new depths and to create work that feeds my spirit; work that is engaging and provocative with the complexity to withstand the test of time – especially in today’s culture where trends are in and out in a nano-second. In this short attention span, instant gratification, digitally driven culture that we live in I am asking viewers to put their devices down, to take the time to pause and really look at what is in front of them, look at what is around them, and to see and question more than meets the eye”.


Deborah Bigeleisen with a collector

Deborah Bigeleisen grew up in Los Angeles and attended college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Whether painting highly representational images, or more abstracted visions, Bigeleisen’s dynamic and evocative paintings of flowers stand alone in the contemporary fine art arena. Deborah’s work is represented by fine art galleries throughout the U.S. and is prominently featured in international Contemporary and Fine Art Fairs.


“Dynamism 8” by Deborah Bigeleisen



Her work has been widely published in journals and books ranging from Science Creative Quarterly, to Michael K. Corbin’s trilogy ‘A Collector’s Journal,’ to New Art International and Studio Visit. Her paintings have graced the covers and interior pages of international publications including Florida Design, Miami Home & Décor, and Art and Antiques. Deborah’s work is collected world-wide both privately and publicly, and enhances the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., The Koury Corp., Hilton International, and LBC Design & Construction to name just a few. Her paintings have received awards, and have been exhibited in numerous museum shows including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Platt/Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“Serpentine” by Deborah Bigeleisen


Ms. Bigeleisen’s paintings have sold at numerous locations including the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, ArtHamptons, the Chicago International Art Show, the LA Art Show, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show and the Shanghai Art Fair. She is a long standing member of the National Association of Women Artists. She served as chair person for Art and Public Places for the City of West Palm Beach for ten years. She is an active member of Soroptimist International; and is a former member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, and former board member of the Palm Beach County Women’s Chamber of Commerce.




For more information:

Deborah Bigeleisen
Art Consultant
Visiting Educator

STUDIO: 561.689.7748
mobile: 561.351.8755

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 76,000 Soroptimists in over 120 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination. The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimist’s are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best. For more information please call: (561) 309-8743



Wine Scene

5:00 – 10:00 PM

501 Fern Street W. Palm Beach, FL




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Macro Photography of Rebecca Ryan is Featured At Studio 1608 “Modern” Exhibition

Macro photographer and mixed media artist, Rebecca Ryan’s creativity will be featured at the upcoming “Modern” Exhibit at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 6th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Rebecca’s artistry.



S T U D I O   1608

 1608 S. Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL
(2 blocks south of Norton Museum)


THE     ART     OF     REBECCA     RYAN


1608   “Modern”   Exhibit

Public, Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm




Rebecca Ryan was born in Canada and now shares her time between Delray Beach and Canada. Her enthusiasm for nature comes through every piece of artwork she creates. She tells The Rickie Report, “I find so much inspiration to create during my time here in Southern Florida. Many of my photos of birds and flowers as well as the “Life Series”, “Rain” and “Beach Leaf Series” are all a celebration of the time I spend here.”


“Calla Lily” by Rebecca Ryan


“I have always loved and appreciated art. I spent many pleasurable days in the galleries of London, Paris, Milan and Florence while in my twenties. That really started my self study of art and art history.” With an artistic mother and a sister who is a patron of the arts, Rebecca has wonderful family support for her journey. After several years of illness, Rebecca had to slow down physically. Gardening became her process to create.


“Heaven and Earth” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca explains, “When I started to watch my gardens bloom and grow on a daily basis, it was magnificent! I wanted to share what I was privileged to see. I thought a camera was the best way to capture those moments. Once I looked through a macro lens, I found my passion!”

“Inside The Forbidden Fruit” by Rebecca Ryan


“The pallet of colors in nature is incredible. I celebrate them and create an abstract piece that will help the viewer to linger and enjoy what they would not otherwise see.” Rebecca is continuing her artist journey by developing new mixed media artworks, combining acrylic and photography. “I am honored and excited to be included for the second time at Studio 1608 in West Palm Beach.”



“Dance of the Fairy” by Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca shares her artist vision, “I hope to share a moment in nature with all its splendor with the viewer. I call my abstracts “The metamorphosis of nature’s palette”. Rebecca is a internationally collected artist. Her work is in private collections in Vancouver and Alberta Canada as well as in Mexico. She is making her foray into the US market with collectors in California and Florida, building on her previous Exhibitions in Vancouver, Canada and Florida. Her photographs are available in a wide range of sizes and mediums.



“The Writing Of Crime and Punishment” by Rebecca Ryan



For more information about Rebecca’s artwork:


Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com




About Studio 1608:

For painters, photographers and sculptors STUDIO 1608 is home to a collection of working artist studios from a variety of disciplines. An exciting space filled with history and architectural details, 1608 is an unexpected treasure in today’s commercial cookie cutter buildings. Conveniently located between the Norton Art Museum and Antique Row, STUDIO 1608 is a New York loft style building with over 7500 square feet of studio space. Built in 1937, surviving over one hundred hurricanes this two-story gem is brimming with character rarely found in a Florida building. With thirteen foot ceilings, seven foot sunlit-providing windows, exposed wooden beams and beautifully finished wooden floors that still show hints of a 1930’s car dealership, STUDIO 1608 is a haven for artists.





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Above Ground Studio Gallery Announces Opening Reception With Emmanuel Gonzales

Emmanuel Gonzales invites everyone to the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14th of his new Above Ground Studio Gallery!  Enjoy music and entertainment by Chris Blake plus edibles by “The Waffle Wagon”. See new works, works in progress and previous artwork shown in International and Regional Exhibitions.  It is Free to attend!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks this award winning artist!







Emmanuel tells The Rickie Report, “I explore the past and present through realism and portraiture. My body of work includes a growing retrospective of American icons, where each piece is presented as a fragment in a larger American patchwork. Individually, my subjects characterize the social climate at a given moment in history”.



Artwork by Emmanuel Gonzales


He goes on to say, “They are influential, recognizable images; relevant within specific ethnic and social groups. Some subjects are foreign to others outside of a particular group or generation. Just as one group identifies emotionally with a particular image through a shared social lens, outsiders will experience these images differently. The “recognition factor” of my subjects reaffirms the identity and unique cultural perspective of a specific group while simultaneously establishing an ”otherness” in viewers outside of a given group. I use pencil, pastels, oil, acrylic, and watercolor to create movement and energy to bring intimacy to large-scale pieces with an attention to subtleties often refined through detailed pencil work”.



Artwork by Emmanuel Gonzales 




A Delray Beach native, Emmanuel’s art work is in Private Collections including The Chesterfield Hotel (Palm Beach, FL), Friars Club (New York, NY), Jim Towey, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, a private Palm Beach Collector, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) and Helen Rosberg (Wrigley Heir).



Emmanuel Gonzales’ “Keys To The City” Piano




His SOLO exhibits include galleries and venues in Southeast Florida, from Orlando, Winter Park, West Palm Beach, Northwood, Boynton Beach and Manalapan.  Emmanuel’s creativity has been shared through Art In Public Places at the 2015 1st Annual Back Alley Mural Festival (Jupiter, FL) and 2014 “Rock the Box” Orlando Weekly newspaper box sponsored by Rolling Rock Beer. Most notably, Emmanuel designed a piano, which was part of the highly competitive 2013 “Keys to the City”- Kretzer Piano Charity event. His piano was placed at the entrance of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County headquarters in Lake Worth,FL.






Emmanuel presenting Commission Painting to Senator Marco Rubio


Emmanuel’s Commissions include:

Respectable Street Café- Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida 2015
Senator Marco Rubio, Commissioned Portrait
27 x 4 foot mural, West Palm Beach Fire Department, Station 1
Designed website for author Helen Rosburg, www.helenrosburg.com
Illustrated “This Is The Book of Arabesque” for author Helen Rosburg
Cover art for Gary Davis film “The Nubian Vampire”
Poster and brochure for Gary Davis film “she is a spy too?”



Artwork by Emmanuel Gonzales


Emmanuel’s acceptance into numerous Juried Exhibitions began when he was considered an emerging artist and continued until the opening of his own Gallery. His award winning artwork has a story to share along with his remarkable creative abilities.


For more information please contact:

Emmanuel Gonzales



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Art Synergy Needs Volunteers at Our Art Palm Beach Booth

Attend Art Palm Beach at no charge, when you volunteer at the Art Synergy 2015 Booth. It is Art Synergy’s 2nd Annual Palm Beach Art juried exhibition. Mingle with the artists and art buyers before or after your shift. Share and ask some friends to join you for this remarkable opportunity! The Rickie Report shares the details and hours when we need volunteers to hand out informational brochures.  Artists and Gallerists: this is a great opportunity to network with art patrons.






ART SYNERGY’s  2nd Annual


BOOTH# 718




Palm Beach County Convention Center

                   650 Okeechobee Boulevard     W.Palm Beach, Florida 33401



“Art Synergy’s 2nd Annual Palm Beach Art,” is an exhibition of works by professional artists residing in Palm Beach County juried by Paul Fisher and Rolando Chang Barrero.  20 selected works will be on display at ArtPalmBeach, which is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 18th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. 


ArtPalmBeach/ Art Synergy 2015 Booth Hours:

Thur, Jan 22 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Fri, Jan 23 ­- 12 pm ­- 7 pm
Sat, Jan 24 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Sun, Jan 25 ­- 12 pm -­ 6 pm

Dress:  semi-formal, eclectic


Here is a direct link to the form http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/7PgDdbfeLk



It is Palm Beach County’s milestone moment. Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy 2015 creates a new bridge for winter residents and Art Palm Beach visitors to explore this cultural legacy.  Art Synergy’s 2nd year creates an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”, Lee Ann Lester, Founder and Director of Art Palm Beach, stated.


For more information about Art Synergy 2015’s events at the nine Art Districts, please visit:



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Whitespace Grand Opening Celebrates Berlin Wall’s Destruction, Small Group Tours, Free Max Toth Poster PLUS Meet Leland Rice

Whitespace announces the GRAND SEASON OPENING this Thursday, November 20th with a special evening event.  The Opening Exhibit continues through Friday and the weekend.  There is a special group exhibition commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall, “Pushing Boundaries” that you won’t want to miss!  Meet the artist and author, Leland Rice.  Additional exhibitions include ceramics by Christa Assad, Hassan Hajjaj’s mixed media photography and a special FREE poster by Max Toth.  New this year is the chance for small groups to have guided tours.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  






Thursday November 20th 6 pm-9 pm (Opening Evening Event)
Friday Nov. 21st, Saturday Nov. 22nd, Sunday Nov. 23rd 11 am-4 pm


A group exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall.



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This momentous global event caused contemplation on the idea of boundaries – not just political and geographical boundaries, but also boundaries of feminism, religion, race, culture and intellectual thoughts. This exhibition celebrates the unwavering human spirit which finds a path to overcome adversity.




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Opening Event November 20th 6pm-9pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm

Meet the artist Leland Rice

Book signing of his Berlin Wall catalog

-past exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), group exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)



additional exhibiting artists include but not limited to


Hassan Hajjaj –
Moroccan – Photography/Mixed Media


Christa Assad
Syrian/American – Ceramic


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Format 18×24  Season 4

free to all that attend Whitespace!

MAX TOTH    2014-2015

The primal urges of Toth’s line based figures fuel their games of

conquest, loyalty, power, and pecking order.  Each individual

seeks their place within the group as well as in the world. This

project depicts King of the Raft, a battle fought to be ruler of a

floating,  bird-shit-covered, putting-green kingdom. The new

ruler revels in their status, until they too are overthrown and

the struggle for power continues. They move in a writhing pack,

roles and authority shifting, leaders crowned, usurped,

swallowed, and replaced. In a world where games are played

in an attempt to defy limitations – a raft becomes a kingdom!


Admission to Whitespace
$10 per person. Students with valid ID $5 per person
includes free collectible Max Toth Poster



Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space located in West Palm Beach.  This collection spans over 30 years and has a unique European approach.  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.


Please join us this season
Become an art advocate


For more information:

2805 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net




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How to Market Your Art To Galleries

If you have been wondering how other artists arrange for their artwork to be shown in galleries, this is your opportunity!  Under the auspices of Arthouse429, Ilene Gruber Adams and Rickie Leiter will present “The Art of Marketing Your Art” in a two-part series.  Pre-registration is required.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

The Art of Marketing Your Art

presented by

Ilene Gruber Adams and Rickie Leiter


ArtHouse 429 in Northwood

Session 1: October 23 | 7 – 9 pm

Session 2: November 13 | 7 – 9 pm

429 25th Street

West Palm Beach,  FL 33407




IleneArt of Marketing Your Work Print



What are galleries looking for

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Marketing your work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

To sign up or get more details contact Ilene :  ileneadams@gmail.com

To  register:


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



Rickie Leiter Presents “Marketing Smarts for the Arts” A Small Group Discussion At Mandel Public Library

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report will offer a small group discussion focusing on marketing strategies for artists at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach on Monday, November 10th.   This event is open to all artists who are interested in moving ahead in their careers.  More details are in this article.










The Rickie Report



An Intimate Group Seminar with

Rickie Leiter



“Marketing Smarts for the Arts”


  at  the

Mandel Public Library


Monday, November 10th

9:30 am – 12:00 Noon


411 Clematis Street        W.Palm Beach, FL


$25.00 Registration includes:

Seminar, Refreshments, Private Tour of “Star Spangled Heroes” exhibit at the library and a unique Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Mandel Public Library.



This is an opportunity for artists to brainstorm and network in an informal setting with a small, intimate group of like-minded creatives under the guidance of Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report.  Rickie has been helping artists and crafters move from being hobbyists and emerging artists to selling their artwork in galleries and exhibitions around the country.  An advocate for artists, she understands the importance of networking and marketing to bring awareness and education to art lovers and art patrons.


Rickie will offer “Marketing Smarts for the Arts” in a small, intimate setting at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach on Monday, November 10th.  The seminar  includes discussion specific to the needs of the attendees, refreshments, a private tour of “Star Spangled Heroes” exhibit and a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the Mandel Public Library.


The cost of the event is $25.00 and the number of registrants is limited.  attendees must pre-register by November 4th.  Send your check, payable to The Rickie Report and registration form to  PO Box 33423  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420.  For more information please email rickie @therickiereport.com or call 561-537-0291.  Please note:  This information will NOT be shared.  PLEASE PRINT







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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




Third Annual “50/50” is a Win/Win/Win for the Armory Art Center, Art Lovers and Artists

Everyone is invited to attend the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site. The Rickie Report suggests you mark your calendars for September 13th and get ready to bid with guest auctioneer Jennifer Ross!  Tickets are now on sale – don’t get closed out of this FUNdraising event!






The Armory Art Center

Invites You to Their

Third Annual 50/50

Saturday, September 13, 2014

5:30–9:00 p.m.

$25 in advance. $30 at the door

1700 Parker Avenue | West Palm Beach, FL







Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer

Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer



Jennifer Ross has been in the South Florida radio market for 33 years! No wonder she is looked upon as an icon, not only in the radio local radio industry, but in the market as a whole. Jennifer is a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan (her alma mater), the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics. Can you tell she’s from New England?

She’s the proud mom of 2 beautiful daughters, loves all her animals (2 horses, 6 dogs, 3 cats, an annoying cow named Karma, 2 snakes, 2 bearded dragons and a couple of killer goldfish) and would marry George Clooney in a heartbeat.  

Jennifer loves to cook and eat Italian food, anything seafood, especially Maine lobster, enjoys horseback riding, gardening and reading. Jennifer sits on the board for LEAF (Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation) a charity that provides financial support to Palm Beach County police officers injured or killed in the line of duty. She has been involved with the March Of Dimes since 1981. For 2-years, she co-chaired the Saks 5th Avenue “Key To The Cure” event, which benefits breast cancer awareness, and currently sits on the board. She’s also involved with the ARC of Martin County, The Arthritis Foundation, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, JDRF, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Program and many more….






Tickets are now on sale now: 50 artist 50 bucks!   You’re invited to join the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site.   The event takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5:30–9:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased $25 in advance. $30 at the door.  (Ages 12 and under admitted free.)  The event takes place at the ARMORY ART CENTER  located at 1700 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach, FL.  It is Open to the Public.


For more information or to order tickets

please visit:  ARMORYART.ORG or CALL 561.832.1776 X 33





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