Patricia Maguire, the Artist Behind The Scene of 2014’s “Savor the Avenue”

Patricia Maguire’s painting was chosen by the Delray Downtown Development Authority as the official poster for 2014 “Savor The Avenue” celebration on March 27th.  The goal of Savor the Avenue is to showcase Downtown Delray Beach’s diverse collection of restaurants in a fun and unique way – one of the nation’s longest dining tables on one street!  All proceeds from the sale of Patricia’s poster and the original painting will go toward building the Delray Beach Pavilion.  The Rickie Report is pleased to introduce you to Patricia’s colorful and insightful work!  



Meeting Patricia Maguire


"Delray Image" by Patricia Maguire

“Delray Image” by Patricia Maguire



Patricia Maguire has been painting in Palm Beach county for 30 years.  “Delray Image” captures the essence of Delray Beach’s “Savor The Avenue” celebrations with vibrant colors.  All proceeds from the sale of her posters and the original painting will go toward the building of the Delray Beach Pavilion which is part of the beach beautification effort.  For more information about Savor the Avenue please contact The Downtown Development Authority at 561-243-1077.




“Grace” by Patricia Maguire



Patricia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” I consider myself fortunate to have learned about art from some very good teachers, beginning with the classical masters at museums and galleries in Buenos Aires as a child. Later, while living in Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, I was exposed to modern and vibrant art everywhere I turned”. 


"Amor Loco" by Patricia Maguire

“Amor Loco” by Patricia Maguire



We can see that Patricia has the ability to capture not only the natural beauty of a scene, but also its emotion. Her formal art education began at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and continued with some Master level classes at Syracuse University. She also holds an MBA from FAU.


Patricia Maguire

Patricia Maguire, plein air painting at Jupiter Lighthouse

“South Florida has been my home now for over 30 years. I am the recipient of numerous awards for my oil, acrylic and enamel paintings and my work has been exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach  and other art venues throughout South Florida. My paintings hang in galleries in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale , New York, Cleveland, as well as in private and corporate collections in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and throughout the USA”, she tells us.


"Evening Stroll" by Patricia Maguire

“Evening Stroll” by Patricia Maguire



Patricia’s paintings reflect her passion to capture light and shadows.  She teaches at the Delray Beach Center For The Arts and is a Signature Member of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Delray Art League, the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), The American Society of Impressionist Painters. Patricia is also the founder of the Florida ‘Scape Artists.  Beyond the beauty of South Florida, she sketches and takes photographs for later reference wherever she travels. 


"View From Chair 17" by Patricia Maguire

“View From Chair 17” by Patricia Maguire


Patricia’s recent exhibition highlights include: Art Expo New York 2013, Red Dot Miami 2012 and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild Biennial Show 2011.  When not on location, she paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.


"A Bridge in Florence"

“A Bridge in Florence” by Patricia Maguire


Patricia Maguire’s artwork has been included in numerous Publications, including:  Explore Palm Beach (Issue 1, 2013, Cover Photo),  Travel Host Magazine ( Spring 2013, page 32, Full page article),  Our Art, 2013 – Boca Raton Museum of Art (ISBN 978-1-4675-5749-8  page 50),  The Artist Showcase (Winter 2012, page 98, Full page article),  The Artist Showcase ( Fall 2012, pages 64-65 ),  Florida ‘Scape Artists  – A Collection Of  Plein Air Paintings (2011),  Art & Culture Magazine (Spring 2011 “Boca Bacchanal Art Competition Winner”, page 73),  Atlantic Ave Magazine (June 2011 “First Avenue Studio – Work In Progress”  page 90), and  A World Of Artists – Michael Joseph Publishing – 2010, page 99.


"Morning Breeze" by Patricia Maguire

“Morning Breeze” by Patricia Maguire



For more information about Patricia Maguire’s paintings or classes  please call 561-716-5686.  Please visit     or   or



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Dorothea Talik Shows During Art Basel at “Endangered” Exhibit

The Rickie Report saw Dorothea Talik’s artwork and recommended she apply for the “Endangered” Exhibit, taking place in Miami during the prestigious Art Basel exhibition.  A community based artist, Dorothea has a flair for interpreting seascapes, landscapes and Florida birds.  More details about the “Endangered” exhibit and Dorothea’s artistry are in this article.  Kudos to Dorothea!!

Dorothea Talik


Participates in



Miami Rum Club

December 5 – 7, 2013

2320 North Miami Avenue

(Wynwood Art District)   

Miami, FL


Dorothea Talik will be showing one of her oil paintings during Art Basel Week in Miami, in one of the many exhibitions that run alongside Art Basel, the grande dame of American art fairs.  The exhibition, “Endangered,”  has its focus on endangered species and the environment. This show runs from Dec. 5 to 7th in a special gallery space at Miami Club Rum, 2320 North Miami Avenue, in the Wynwood Art District. 


“Ruffled Feathers”


“Ruffled Feathers”  is an oil painting on canvas of the Snowy Egret, the beautiful and delicate wading bird.  She tells The Rickie Report,   “ I chose this exquisite bird for a couple of reasons.  It is a familiar sight in my Palm Beach Gardens community, a residential development with a preserve setting that is also an Audubon Signature Gold Medallion Sanctuary.  And, along with its cousin, the Great Egret, the Snowy was on the brink of extinction in the late 1880’s, slaughtered by the millions by plume hunters who sold the brilliant white feathers to decorate ladies’ hats.  If not for the  grassroots zeal of two Boston socialites intent on saving the birds (and kick-starting conservation laws and the National Audubon Society in the process), this stunning egret would be gone.”  



“A New Day”



 Dorothea goes on to explain, “I love photographing and painting birds. I’m very excited about being part of this show!   I have been painting for almost fifteen years and have transitioned from watercolors to oils.  I love oils for their vibrancy and fluidity and never tire of creating”.


"Riding the Waves"

“Riding the Waves”



Dorothea is a member of several Art Associations, including the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the North County Art Association.   She maintains a space at  The Village Art Studios in Tequesta at Gallery Square North,  377 Tequesta Drive.  That’s where you will find her most Thursday mornings and other days of the week from time to time.   She describes the studio as a “room of my own, a home away from home where I can fulfill my desire to create”.



"Children of the Masa"

“Children of the Masa Tribe”


Her passion for art began as a young girl on Long Island while watching the syndicated television program “Learn to Draw”, led by the self-taught artist, John Gnagy.  She sketched whenever she had the opportunity.  Like so many other women of her generation, the ensuing years were filled with raising a family, sustaining a career, and developing as a person.  After retirement from her professional life in the dental field, Dorothea decided to take formal art classes and studied with a watercolorist in Stony Brook, NY, who not only taught but also exhibited around the United States.


"Lady in Yellow"

“Lady in Yellow”


“As the years passed, I needed a change and was drawn to the vibrancy and fluidity of oils.  I prefer using a variety of my photos for reference in my compositions as well as what I see in my imagination.  I love the contrast of lights and darks. Currently a resident of Palm Beach Gardens, I continue to take classes and have my own studio space in Tequesta at the Village Art Studios in Gallery Square North.  The studio is a cooperative working studio and gallery situated next  door to the Lighthouse Art Center.   I continue to be passionate about my art, looking for new avenues to challenge my need to create…,” Dorothea shares.




Dorothea has been featured in a number of exhibits:  

  • Miami – “Endangered”- Miami Club Rum during Art Basel Week, Wynwood Art District, December 5-7th, 2013
  • Jupiter Town Hall center –North County Art Association Show, October- November 12, 2013
  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park –  “Underwater” show, current
  • Creative Dimensions II- WITVA ( Women in the Visual Arts) January 19th – March 6th. 2013 Delray Beach Fl
  • Loxahatchee Visions Third Annual Art Contest, Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach Fl. Nov. 12th 2012– Jan. 13, 2013
  • The Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta.  All shows  2005 to present
  • Artists of Palm Beach County. Jupiter Town Hall Center  2010, 2009 and 2008
  • Coral Springs juried show sponsored by the Boca Museum, Boca Raton spring 2009
  • Artist in Residence Village Art Studios, Gallery Square North, Tequesta



For more information or to contact Dorothea, please email: , visit The Village Art Studios website  or call 561- 351-1470


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WITVA Invites You to Meet Myrna Rodkin and “Mr. Rogers”, Live Dog Model

March continues to be a busy month with many offerings through Women In The Visual Arts (Men are invited, too!) with an Open House, Classes, Workshops, meeting award-winning artist, Myrna Rodkin and a chance to have terrier, “Mr. Rogers” pose as a live model for portraits. The Rickie Report knows you won’t want to miss any part, so check out this article and mark your calendars!


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MARCH 10, 2013

1-4 PM







  • 2D – Michael Graber, Mixing color from Primary Colors only
  • 3D Phyllis C. Annunziato: Demonstration: Making earrings.

2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd. (NW 2nd Ave.) Boca Raton, Fl.

for information call 561 504-9143



 We are excited to invite the Public

WITVA March 15, 2012 Meeting

12PM – 2:30PM 

SUGAR SAND PARK, 330 South Military Trail, Boca Raton.

Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. College Graduate Scholarship Program : Since 1989 Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. has supported the efforts of women who are in the process of earning a Graduate Degree in Art.  At present, we are supporting talented candidates from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University, who need help with tuition in order to complete their Masters in Art. 
A committee of WITVA members reviews each candidate’s references, qualifications and artist’s statements.The Finalists make an in person presentation of artwork before our members and guests. This presentation takes place at The March General Meeting of Women in the Visual Arts, at SUGAR SAND PARK, 300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton.
You will enjoy seeing what is happening in the world of young artists. After the review of the artwork, the Scholarship Committee determines the award winners.  WITVA also presents each winner with a one-year complementary membership to our organization. This gives each artist opportunities to enter our art exhibitions.  In this way, our graduates continue the WITVA mission to enhance the cultural life of our South Florida community.   All awards are presented to the winners at our Annual Spring Luncheon in April.
Our Chairperson for this program is our own WITVA member, MYRNA RODKIN, who will share some of her own artwork.

Childhood Memories by Myrna Rodkin

Childhood Memories by Myrna Rodkin

From Myrna’s earliest childhood memories, she always had a great love of nature.  While her girlfriends played “house”, she was busy exploring a nearby creek.  It wasn’t unusual for her to bring home tadpoles, salamanders, and crayfish as gifts for her family.  “At the age of six, my mother made me a member of the National Audubon Society’s Children’s Book of the Month club. I was fascinated by each book’s images of birds, insects, animals and flowers and am still maintain my membership in the Audubon Society,”she tells us.
Anhinga and Friend by Myrna Rodkin

Anhinga and Friend by Myrna Rodkin

Retiring to Florida in 1994, gave Myrna the opportunity to concentrate on bringing her love of nature and her love of photography together.  As a nature photographer, Myrna feels blessed to be living in South Florida.  The wildlife refuges and National Parks, and botanical gardens abound giving her something new and wondrous to behold and photograph.  Myrna states, “I feel privileged to be even a small part of that experience.  I once read in a fable, “The Little Prince”, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.  What is essential is invisible to the eye.”  “It is my hope that what I have seen through my heart and captured with my camera, becomes visible through your eyes.”
Moonflower Morning Splendor by Myrna Rodkin

Moonflower Morning Splendor by Myrna Rodkin

Myrna has taken many classes at the Palm Beach Photographic Center and has studied with such acclaimed nature photographers as Helen Longest Slaughter, Arthur Morris, Darrell Gulin and Pat Gerlach.  Currently, Myrna is a student in Jack Wild’s Master Class at the Delray Beach Art Center.  She has won numerous awards in local juried competitions and has had her work on exhibit in In Focus, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, American Orchid Society, the 110 Gallery Delray Beach, the Boca Raton Museum of Art All Florida Juried Competition (2003-2004), Crest Theater, Highland Beach Library, The Armory, West Palm Beach and in Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton. “ The most thrilling moment I have had, Myrna said, “was being asked by the National Wildlife Refuge System to put my image of an Anhinga about to pop a fish in its mouth on their  Facebook page for captioning!” Myrna is a member of the Boca Raton Museum Artists Guild and Women in the Visual Arts, Inc.












AT THE WITVA ART CENTER 2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd. 2nd Avenue)

Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Directions: It is between 28th Street and Spanish River Rd. on the east side of the street. It is next door to Gallery Seven #7

Michael Graber has been a working artist for over forty years; He studied at Queens College, New York. Adelphi University in Garden City, New York at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London. He has been a teacher for over twenty years, to both youth and seniors. His students have won national recognition. He has designed interiors, furniture, Fine and costume jewelry, and done set designs for musical theater. At present he has a small mural business and teaches full time during the day.

Michael believes everyone is creative, and can achieve painting and drawing skills with the right direction and philosophy. He never compares one persons skill to another, nor does he try to get an artist to paint in his style, but encourages all to be themselves, express themselves, and above all learn to see the world through the eye of a painter. There are great artists, but not all great artist can be a great teacher.

SATURDAY MORNING 9AM-­‐12PM  Michael Graber – 561 239-4949; 561852-0900




A Jewelry Class by  Phyllis C Annunziato

Thursdays 1 – 4 PM 

  $25.00 per Session – $115.00/5 sessions


At the WITVA Art Center        2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd #6      Boca Raton, FL. 33431

Experiment with many creative aspects of making jewelry, and. hopefully open your mind to new ideas.  The pieces that you created cannot be made by a machine, or found in a jewelry store or book. I will bring tools with me that will help achieve this, such as dowels, hammers and pliers, saws, etc.

I will supply Brass, Copper, NU-Gold (Silver may be purchased if desired).     If beads are desired student should bring them and/or anything they would like to include in the jewelry. BEADS AND STONES WILL BE AVAILABLE for purchase.

Please call: 561 504-9143     Send check to: Phyllis C. Annunziato, 2628 NW 64th Place   Boca Raton  Florida 33496 


JEWELRY CLASS REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)Name_________________________________________________________________                               




Tel. Home ____________________________Cell Phone_____________________________



Class Title    “Jewelry Just for fun “   _____ Amount  $25.00 or $110.00         






 4)    Mr. Rogers will model

Friday, March 22, 2013 12:00-3:00 PM
Mister Rogers is a soft-coated wheaten terrier.
 They are medium in size.
They have a good disposition but one should remember that behind the soft fur and sweet disposition is a terrier
The breed is from Ireland and the dogs were used as sheep dogs.
Free for Members and  $10.00 for Non-Members.
Mr. Rogers modeled for us last year and was a wonderful treat! Come and join us at the WITVA ART CENTER for a SPECIAL EXPERIENCE!

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