Delray Art League Invites You To Indoor Exhibits, Outdoor Events And Monthly Meeting

The Delray Art League (DAL) invites everyone to see the exquisite artwork of its members taking place at two local indoor exhibits. The Crest Theatre Gallery Exhibit 2015 now through Sunday, January 24th and The Holiday Showcase Exhibit 2015 – 2016 now through Friday, January 29th at Delray Beach City Hall Gallery truly showcase the professional creativity of this group! In addition, the next DAL Monthly Meeting takes place on Monday, January 11th from 7 – 9 pm and will feature: “Encaustics, the Oldest and Newest Art Form” with nationally renown artist and gallerist, Dee Utasi.   The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks and all of the details here. We encourage art lovers and art patrons to see the exhibits. We urge artists to join this fabulous art networking organization!




“Happening This Month”


“Artists in the Park”

Outdoor Fine Art Exhibit & Show

Starting January 9th
Weekends 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal


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Delray Art League Fine Art Exhibits

The Crest Theatre Gallery Exhibit 2015

Wednesday, November 4th to Sunday, January 24th



The Crest Theatre @ Delray Beach Center for the ArtsDel;ray

51 North Swinton Avenue
  Delray Beach, FL 33444

Crest Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission is free.




The Holiday Showcase Exhibit 2015 – 2016

Monday, December 4th to Friday, January 29th




Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
  Delray Beach, Florida

City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Admission is free.



Please join us in congratulating the Winners of our
Holiday Showcase 2015:



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Judge for this exhibit was Nichole M. Hickey, Manager of Artist Services with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Ms. Hickey commented: “DAL artists displayed great diversity and talent with an impressive collection of art work in multiple mediums.”




Next DAL Monthly Meeting

Monday January 11th, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 PM


Encaustics, the Oldest and Newest Art Form

by Dee Utasi



Dee Utasi is a life-long artist and teacher. She is the sole proprietor of ArtbyDeesigns, her creative art business based in Abilene, Texas. Her business involves teaching the basics of oil, water color, acrylic, encaustics, and sumi-e art. Dee is also an active member of the Delray Art League while spending winters in Florida. Her works are in private collections in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Texas.



Dee is a juried member of Oil Painters of America as well as a member of Women Artists of the West, Creative Arts Club of Abilene, Texas, Palm Beach Water Color Society, Plein Air Palm Beach, Delray Art League, Founder of the Abilene Area Plein Air Artists, Old Jail Art Center Albany, Texas, Grace Museum Abilene, Texas and Center for Contemporary Art Abilene, Texas.


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DAL meetings are held in the Commissioner’s Chambers at Delray Beach city Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. Meetings are free and open to the public. Donations to DAL’s Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund are accepted



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DAL Members Around Town



Barb Fernandez and James Rabidoux have pieces at Art Sea Living Studio

Bill Farran is currently showing his art at the 92nd Street Y in NYC

Bob Birkenes was invited to participate in Milagro Centers Abstract Exhibit at The Blueprint Gallery through February 5th

Camille Rosano won 2nd place for one of her watercolors at the current Lake Worth Art League

Claudia Hafner is exhibiting at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Welcome Center- Dec – Jan 3. And received awards for 2 paintings from Light Space & Time Online Gallery Animal Exhibition

Deb La Fogg Docherty’s painting “Captured Gaze” just sold at the CPS 2015 Renaissance in Pastels National Juried Exhibition in the UCONN Stamford Art Gallery Stamford, CT. Her pastel painting Couch Potato was selected as a finalist in the 2015Art Renewal Salon Center for the Arts in Wildlife/Animal Category. She is also showing at the Marine and Wildlife Art Festival January 9-10 in Stuart.

Dimitri Saginov, Patricia Maguire, Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Ralph Papa and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts. For more information see

Dovima has pieces at the new Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth and wearable art garments at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, Lighthouse Art Center-in Tequesta and Lake Worth Art League in Lake Worth

Eileen Lovre had a painting selected as the poster for the upcoming Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts on Jan 30th and 31st. She also won 3rd place in the DAL Crest Theatre Exhibit on display until Jan 24th.

Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Jacquie Medeiros had a piece excepted into the latest Art At The Airport Exhibit

Joe Marcou’s paintings are now hanging in the Oak Bistro & Wine Bar on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Kathryn Carlyle and Cheryl Gibbs will be at The Butterfield Garage Gallery in St. Augustine, FL the entire month of February. Opening night for the show is Friday, February 5th from 7 til 9:30pm.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

Manny Jomok’s watercolor, “Panorama at Loxahatchee,” was accepted into the juried show, Florida Wild, at the Cornell Museum, Jan.14 – Apr 17, 2015.

Mark Allen was accepted into Art Synergy and has paintings hanging at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth.

Mary Taylor has attained Signature Status in the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art, has pieces hanging in the Delray Library and in the Boynton Beach Library in the Artists in Florida exhibit.

Michael D’amato received First Place in the Boca Artists’ Guild XXII Juried Exhibition at the FAU Living Room Theaters for his photograph Angles & Curves

Naomi Shulman’s paintings are now on display at the Arena Gallery

Nina Odorisio has paintings at Malevo tango dance studio, at 1300 Atlantic Blvd  Pompano Beach

Pat Kaufman has a piece on display in the Boca community Center WPWC society show and several pieces in the Museum shop at the Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach

Reed Dixon is participating in the Art at the Airport show & the DAL Holiday Exhibit. He also has paintings on display at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray and in the Derek Gores Gallery in Melbourne, FL. He will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May.

Sheila Ballaban is having a one woman show from Dec 20 – Feb 21 at Chabad, 224 S. Ocean Blvd. Manalapan. Phone # 561-351-1633 Sheila also won an honorable mention award from WITVA show at The Armory Art Center

Tom Melillo is currently showing at Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth

Vicki Siegel has work in Artists of the Salon at the Armory Art Center and Taking Artistic License at Art Serve in Ft. Lauderdale with the National Association of Women Artists.

Jack Feinberg’s paintings will now be on display at My Salon Suite in Delray and Ocean East Real Estate in Boynton



Renee Plevy painting Kathryn Barry at the December meeting demonstration.



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Invitation for New Members

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.



• Exhibiting Member $40.00

• Family members (exhibiting} $50.00

• Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00
Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
. Not Accepted: crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.
Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.


For more information go to:


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Deb LaFogg Docherty Brings Us Moments in Nature

The Rickie Report is happy to highlight Deb LaFogg‘s newest CLASSES at the Delray Center for the Arts, DEMOS in different communities, WORKSHOPS, a SOLO Exhibit and a number of upcoming other ART SHOWS.  Deb’s ability to transform a moment in nature’s vastness and make it palpable is her gift to us.  Deb’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines including Wildlife Art Magazine, Wildscape Magazine (United Kingdom), Southwest and Wildlife Art magazine online. We share the details and urge anyone who ever wanted to dip their toes into painting or pastels to take advantage of these opportunities. 






Deb LaFogg Docherty


"Captured Gaze" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Deb LaFogg Docherty’s art combines her great two loves: her love of nature and her love of painting. Her paintings strive to give people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild, raise their young, court and survive. She paints a picture of a secret world that many never get a chance to see. Deb’s quest to paint wildlife has taken her across the United States from the Everglades National Park in Florida to Denali National Park in Alaska. It has become an adventure she loves to share.



"Wood Storks" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Wood Storks” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Her formal training began in college with a dual major in illustration and commercial art. She has continued to advance her work through master artist workshops. It is from them that she began to not only focus on the wildlife, but on the landscape in which they live. The use of light, color, composition, texture, and atmosphere help bring the viewer into the secret world of nature. She is always learning new ways to communicate this through her work. Deb’s paintings come to life in pastels, acrylics and oils.


"Waiting for Mom" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Waiting for Mom” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty


Deb received the Masters Circle award from the International Association of Pastel Societies, and countless other awards throughout her career. Her work has been featured in museums, national and international art shows and International magazines. Her work can be found in private collections and she has illustrated a children’s book with part of the proceeds going to save habitat critical habitat in the Florida Keys.


Her Membership Affiliations include:


  • Associate member of the Society of Animal Artists
  • Signature member of the Pastel Society of America
  • Signature member of the Artists for Conservation
  • Member of Excellence with the Southeastern Pastel Society
  • Member of the Oil Painters of America
  • Member of the International Guild of Realism
  • Pastel Society of North Florida
  • Degas Pastel Society
  • Women Artists of the West
  • Audubon Artists


 She has also illustrated a children’s book called ‘Woodrat Jill’ with part of the proceeds going to preserve habitat for the endangered Key Largo Woodrat and is available on Its a story about an Key Largo Woodrat named Jill who bred in captivity and is set free to make a life on her own.



  •  Delray Center of the Arts Jan 14th from 7-8pm.
  • Wellington Art Society February 11th.



Delray Center of the Arts January 28th and continue on to February 4th, 18th and 25th  7 – 9:30pm.


Please see her website for more information.

Current SOLO Show:

J.D. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge  (Captiva, FL)

18 paintings now on display till the last week in February.


Upcoming SOLO Show in November:

Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
Everglades National Park Gallery      Homestead, Florida


Upcoming Exhibits and Shows:

  • Wellington Artfest – January 31 and February 1   (Wellington, FL)
  • Artfest – (Fort Myers) February show starts evening of the 6th, all day 7 and 8
  • Artigras – (Jupiter, FL)  February 14-16
  • Featured Artist at the 2015 Sarasota Rotary Art Festival February 28-March 1st (Sarasota, FL)


Please see her website for more information:



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