Lake Worth Art League Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Art Al Fresco April 22 & 23

The Lake Worth Art League is celebrating over 75 years in the community!  To celebrate, everyone is invited to Art Al Fresco on the Plaza Festival, a major fine art show on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd.   The event will take place in the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza located in downtown Lake Worth among the Banyan trees on M Street between Lake and Lucerne Avenues.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists who are interested, that spaces are available to participate! The event is Free and Open to the public!

 

 

 

 

LAKE  WORTH  ART  LEAGUE

PRESENTS:

ART  AL  FRESCO

 

 

Saturday, April 22

11:00 – 7:00PM

Sunday, April 23

10:00 – 5:00PM

This event is free to the public

Spaces for artists and sponsors are still available.
$75 per space, tents required.

For additional information visit: www.lwartleague.org

Or call AnnaMaria Hunt at 561-586-8666.

 

 

Art Al Fresco on the Plaza Festival will be a major fine art showing in celebration of the Lake Worth Art League’s over 75 years in the community! The event will take place in the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza located in downtown Lake Worth among the Banyan trees on M Street between Lake and Lucerne Avenues. Many of South Florida’s finest artists will be showcasing their creations. There will be music and food and children’s activities. With three events this weekend, including a weekend Reggae Festival and Saturday’s Earth Day Festival, it will be a great time to explore and enjoy our quirky little City of Lake Worth!

 

 

 

Many of South Florida’s finest artists will be showcasing their creations. There will be music and food and children’s activities. With three events this weekend, including a weekend Reggae Festival and Saturday’s Earth Day Festival, it will be a great time to explore and enjoy our quirky little City of Lake Worth!

 

This nonprofit educational organization was established to further the study and development of art and enhance the cultural life of its members and the residents of the City of Lake Worth and neighboring communities. The League has a Gallery downtown where members can showcase and sell their original fine art along with a boutique featuring our members’ 3-D and jewelry pieces.

 

About The Lake Worth Art League:

 

LWAL Member, Don Martinetti, With Student

 

 

Our monthly Gallery exhibits are not juried as we encourage all members, emerging artists to seasoned professionals, to display, share, and enjoy their creations. During season, our fine art pieces are judged with ribbons and cash awards. In addition to the Gallery, Lake Worth Art League members may participate in our “Art Al Fresco on the Beach” where they can display and sell their artwork on the boardwalk overlooking the ocean which draws both South Florida locals and visitors and takes place twice each month as well as special League events, showings in downtown businesses and municipal offices, workshops and painting classes.

 

LAWL member, George, with Student

 

For more information about exhibits or how to become involved with LAWL:

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave.    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-586-8666
www.lwartleague.org        www.facebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 

 

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Call for Art From High School Students For The Congressional Art Competition In Washington DC

Every year since 1982, the U.S. House of Representatives has offered talented young artists from across the country the opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities. Submissions from high school students are being accepted until April 28th.  The first place artwork will be displayed in a year-long exhibit in the U.S. Capitol building and the winner will be flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the official art show opening with Members of Congress.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  DEADLINE:  April 28th.   PLEASE SHARE!

 

 

 

 

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students. The winning artwork of your district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov‘s Congressional Art Competition page.

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules:

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
Collages – must be two dimensional
Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
Mixed Media – use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
Computer-generated art
Photography

 

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).  Your submission of artwork signifies your permission to have your artwork displayed online, at a final art competition show and in the United States Capitol.

 

This information was sent to The Rickie Report by Rep. Brian Mast

Click for details to enter contest for residents in Congressman Mast’s district

All residents of other congressional districts should

CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE FOR DETAILS:

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 224-3121   or  house.gov  to find your representative and information on their website

 

 

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Armory Art Center Announces Session 5 Classes Beginning April 24th For All Levels And Varied Media

The Armory Art Center announces the classes for youth and adults beginning April 24th and beyond.  Choose from Live Model Studios, Art Salons, Open studio Time, Pop-Up Workshops, Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Art History, Drawing, Painting, Photography & Digital Media, Printmaking & Fiber, Sculpture, plus a Summer Art Experience! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register!

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 (561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

Classes are subject to change. Please check out online registration for the most up-to-date offerings

 

REGISTRATION:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Online registration: 24/7   http://www.armoryart.org/registration

SESSION SCHEDULE

Session 5: April 24 – June 17, 2017

Session 6: June 19 – August 12, 2017

Session 1: August 21 – October 28, 2017

Session 2: October 30 – December 23, 2017

Session 3: January 8 – March 3, 2018

Session 4: March 5 – April 28, 2018

Session 5: April 30 – June 23, 2018

Session 6: June 25 – August 18, 2018

 

GALLERY HOURS:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

Image by Anthony Burks

ARMORY ART CENTER:

 

MISSION

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art.

VISION

The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches.

ABOUT US

The Armory Art Center has provided high-quality visual arts instruction for three decades. 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 12 state-of-the-art studios with nearly 20,000 square feet of classroom space, nearly 300 courses are offered in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fiber, and sculpture. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in our three galleries.

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

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Call For Art In Public Places Exhibit: Open to Residents of Palm Beach County

The City of West Palm Beach Community Events Department and Art in Public Places Program is presenting as part of Summer in Paradise (SIP): “One CommUNITY, Many Stories”, June 1 – August 31, 2017 on the Waterfront. This year’s theme seeks artists to create 25 unique painted tables based on Aesop’s Fables. The setting for this summer-long al fresco adventure will include nightly music, storytelling, games and activities, great food from local restaurants, and Aesop’s Tables highlighting the city’s creative community. The City is seeking proposals from Palm Beach County artists to create unique designs to be painted on large picnic tables as part of SIP 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the call to artists and links to the application.  We can’t wait to see what you create!  DEADLINE: April 28th

 

 

CALL  FOR  ART:

 

www.wpb.org/aipp

Subcategory – Call to Artists

http://wpb.org/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Art-in-Public-Places/Call-to-Artists

 DEADLINE:  APRIL 28th

 

 

 

 

The Rickie Report looks forward to publishing an article sharing your creations!

 

 

For more information about Palm Beach County Art in Public Places:

Elayna Toby Singer

2633 Vista Parkway  West Palm Beach, FL 33411
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART        esinger@pbcgov.org
(561) 233-0235

 

 

 

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Artwork Of Anita Lovitt And James Rabidoux Is Featured At “Opposites” Exhibit At Delray Beach Public Library

The Delray Public Library invites you to “Opposites”, an exhibition in their Art Series, 2017.  There will be a Free Public Reception on Friday, April 14th to meet artists Anita Lovitt and James Rabidoux.  This exhibit is available now through April 29th and will bring you truly varied elements of creativity!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

2nd Floor Gallery

100 E. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

 

 

“O   P   P   O   S   I   T   E   S”

 

Featuring the Artwork of

Anita  Lovitt    &   James  Rabidoux

PUBLIC  RECEPTION

Friday, April 14th

3:00 – 4:30 pm

 

ANITA  LOVITT:

 

“Everglades” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

Anita Lovitt is an award-winning painter, illustrator, designer, teacher and collaborative artist.  She tells The Rickie Report, “My theme for this exhibition is “The Solace of Nature.”  Graduating from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with top honors and a degree in Illustration, Anita also studied with some legendary teachers (Milton Glaser at School of Visual Arts in New York, Charles Reid, and Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Students League in New York City). Her award-winning illustrations, paintings and designs have appeared in children’s books, greeting cards, surface designs and graphic designs for the home and gift industry.

 

 

“Transcendence” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

In 2006 Anita worked with a team of counselors to produce a series of illustrative legacy quilts for Project Hope to document the impact of Hurricane Wilma on local communities. She is the creator of the large “Dancing Pineapples Mural” which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions.  Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist. Her favorite medium, however, is watercolor.

 

 

“Gray Sunrise” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

 

 

Anita Lovitt may be reached at: lovittland@gmail.com  

To see more of Anita’s artwork and about her classes:  anitalovitt.com

 

 

 

JAMES  RABIDOUX:

 

“Food” by James Rabidoux

 

“Love You Too” by James Rabidoux

 

“Sky” by James Rabidoux

James Rabidoux may be reached at: jamesrabidoux.artist@gmail.com

To see more of James’ artwork: www.facebook.com/jimrabidoux

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Whyman Offers Interactive Demonstration Of Large Ceramic Sculptures At Boca Raton Museum Of Art’s School Of Art

The Boca Raton Museum Of Art – The Art School is offering a unique opportunity to learn about ceramics by getting your hands in the mix!  On Saturday, April 8th, Jeff Whyman will present an interactive demonstration on his unique creative process of creating large expressive ceramic sculpture. Visitors will be invited to explore hand-building alongside the artist as he works on the wheel and discusses his art practice and technique.  This workshop is held in conjunction with Whyman’s SOLO exhibit at Rosenbaum Contemporary, on exhibit April 6 to April 29, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and registration information as well as some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

Jeff Whyman:

Ceramics Demonstration

Saturday, April 8

9 AM to NOON

1  to 3 PM


Morning or afternoon session:

$25
 pre-registration required

Find out what‘s new at the Art School, 
check our new website or call us to get a catalogue sent in the mail.

 

 

 

 

 

“Untitled” by Jeff Whyman

 

Master artist Jeff Whyman has been exploring the expressive possibilities of clay and steel sculpture for over four decades. Whyman studied with legendary Peter Voulkos who was a leader in both breaking the boundaries between the fine arts and crafts and in creating large scale ‘abstract expressionistic’ ceramics.

 

 

Jeff Whyman shares, “I remember the summer of 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri, when I was 5 years old watching the city sewer company with their massive bulldozers digging up the earth and the clay to lay freshly extruded salt fired clay sewer pipes. I remember the sunlight on the glistening glazed surface that the sodium created and the beaded texture I felt as I rubbed my hands across its surface. The color reminded me of root beer with white speckles that reminded me of stars”.

 

Jeff Whyman Quirky Berkeley in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.

“Pete Voulkos was already acclaimed in the art world for his pioneering breakthroughs. It would be 15 years before I would meet and work with Pete in Morrison, Colorado by Red Rocks Park in 1973. When Peter and I met we bonded in heart and mind and he adopted me as one of his many art children over his lifetime. We shared everything over the next 20 years. I loved him dearly and he watches over all of us now sitting with the angels. What I admired most of all about Peter was his courage, faith and love for the journey. When he left that workshop in 1973 he showed me the circle that he drew on the bottom of his work and told me that one day I would someday put the circle on my work. The circle represents the Universe. It took me 30 years to understand what he given me in friendship, love and honor but most of all in the spirit of God”.

 

 

Vase by Jeff Whyman

“My work is all about each word that describes the beauty, wonder and majesty of life in our walk each day with the Almighty and all that is therein. The clay, the earth, the sun, the minerals and the colors of our transitions and the eternal process of our existence … Always making and forever giving…”

 

Vase by Jeff Whyman

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Exhibition And Public Reception At Wellington Community Center

The Wellington Art Society will host a free, public Reception for their latest art exhibit on Thursday, April 6, 2017  at the Wellington Community Center. The exhibit will feature eighteen paintings and will be the third exciting exhibit at the new Community Center. The featured artists are:  Rowena Limauro, Franklin Weiss, Kathryn Morlock, Cynthia Hockaden, Joanne Baker MacLeod, Aldo Cherres, Shirley Browne, Susan Mosley, and Toni Willey. Enjoy the light refreshments and special raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

INVITES  THE  PUBLIC:

RECEPTION AT COMMUNITY CENTER

Thursday April 6, 2017

5:00  –   6:45 pm

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

On Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall

 

FEATURED  ARTISTS:

Rowena Limauro

Franklin Weiss

Kathryn Morlock

Cynthia Hockaden

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Aldo Cherres

Shirley Browne

Susan Mosley

Toni Willey

 

 

 

“The Musicians” by  Aldo Cherres

 

“Beauty” by Toni Willey

“The Fair Melusina, The Mermaid” by Rowena Limauro

“Monarchs” by Cynthia Hockaden

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Port Salerno Mosaic Studio Goes On The Road With “Mosaic Jewelry Pendants” For One Day Events

Explore the latest offering – MOSAIC JEWELRY – from Port Salerno Mosaic Studio.  Go to their location in downtown Stuart or they’ll COME TO YOU! Diane and Asia offer mosaic classes, mosaic art and commissions. An all-day workshop on the basics of mosaics is offered periodically in the studio, but their newest class “Mosaic Jewelry Pendants” can be ‘taken on the road’.  ATTENTION Activity Directors And ORGANIZATIONS!  The NEXT class is April 5th at Christine’s Coastal Treasures, Home Depot Plaza, US 1, Jensen Beach.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

PORT SALERNO MOSAIC STUDIO

208 West Ocean Blvd. Stuart, Fl

732.804.4715

 

Diane Concepcion

Asia Booth

 

“MOSAIC  JEWELRY  PENDANTS”

 

NEXT  CLASS:

WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 5th

1:00 – 4:00  PM

At

Christine’s Coastal Treasures

www.christinescoastaltreasures.com

CALL Diane to Register:  732.804.4715  

$45. Includes Supplies

 

 

 

 

This beautiful space (previously in Port Salerno) now in downtown Stuart has developed a very popular new class! Diane and Asia regularly offer mosaic classes as well as sell mosaic art and do commissions. An all-day workshop on the basics of mosaics is offered periodically in the studio, but this new class ‘Mosaic Jewelry Pendants’ can be ‘taken on the road’.

 

 


Attention activity directors! Your community can have Diane and Asia come to your clubhouse and present this fun three hour class where students will learn to make beautiful mosaic pendants. Painting classes are fun but how about something new and different to offer the members of your club? These talented mosaic ladies will come to your clubhouse with all the required materials and run the class.

 

 

 

 

Pendants can be done with glass, tiles, beads, china, charms – the options are endless. It is fun, easy and the student goes home with one or two mosaic pendants. The fee is $45 per student. Minimum student number is 10 and maximum number of students per class is 20. (The class can be conducted more than once if your group has more than 20 members that sign up).

 

 


The next class on the calendar is April 5th (1-4pm) at Christine’s Coastal Treasures, Home Depot Plaza, US 1, Jensen Beach. Christine’s is a coastal home décor (and treasure) shop with a great classroom space in the back. Christine teaches chalk painting (bring your small furniture piece – and learn to make your own chalk paint!) Find furniture painting and other art classes on Christine’s website www.christinescoastaltreasures.com.

 

Register for this upcoming Mosaic Jewelry class on the website or call Diane to discuss hosting a class for your group.

 

 


If your group is looking for something artistic to try that everyone will enjoy, please consider this class! We are available to run this class at our location or yours.

 

 

Diane tells The Rickie Report, “Locals, we are here all summer! If you are scheduling for next year, we are happy to take a reservation for a class in the upcoming 2018 season”.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Port Salerno Mosaic Studio:

Contact Diane dtc148@yahoo.com

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You can usually find Diane and Asia in the studio Tuesday through Friday from 10:30-4:30pm or every other Saturday (calling in advance is recommended).

Call: 732 804-4715

Check out the studio Facebook page for a look at the artwork being created by Diane, Asia and their students. https://www.facebook.com/PSMosaicStudio

 

 

 

 

 

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Call For Art And Photography For 5th Annual “Endangered” Art4Apes 2017 Contest – Cash Prizes And Awards

The 5th Annual “Endangered” Art4Apes exhibition will take place during Art Basel in Miami. This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. The quality of the original artwork, photography and wearable artwork in these shows has been “museum quality”.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Call For Art and Photography and Wearable Art  and some peeks at previous participants.  The Deadline for this prestigious exhibit is October 8, 2017.  Entries are open to Young Artists and Adult Artists.

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists and Photographers

Enter the 2017

 

“ENDANGERED”

Fine Art & Photography Contest

The 5th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries at:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

 

Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.

This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. We received many compliments on the quality of the work in the shows with some pieces being appreciated as “museum quality”.

 

“Leitah” Sculpture covered with Ammo by Mary Engel. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

We are thrilled that the ENDANGERED Contest is attracting artists and photographers of the highest caliber. In recognition of the high standard of entries we are retitling the contest as:

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

It is wonderful to see fine artists and fine art photographers focusing on the issues facing endangered/threatened species or habitats. We are grateful that they use their creativity and skill to draw attention to these critical issues. We would like to encourage all fine artists and fine art photographers to enter the contest and we will continue to do our best to publicize their art and the issues that their work highlights.

 

 

This global, juried, online contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered /threatened species or habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species or habitats
    and/or
  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered/threatened species or habitats.

 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.

 

 

“Harambe”  Acrylic painting by Lise Yust.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Enter now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

Why Enter the Contest?

Here are some of the reasons to enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest:
Cash Prizes for winners. A total of $7,000 in prize money is awarded.
Places In The Exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week are offered to the best pieces entered. We show approximately 50 pieces. All artists are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to the evening receptions.
Wearable Art and Jewelry pieces selected for exhibition in Miami will be photographed on a model against a green screen with appropriate background. Photographs will be made available to the artists.

 

Shark Shawl by Kate Ford, modeled by Alyson Sichenzia. All Rights Reserved.

Exposure: Every entry will be shown on our website in strict order of submission over the course of a year.

Social Media: Every entry will be posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in strict order of submission over the course of a year. We boost a selection of the pieces posted to Facebook so that they reach a larger audience. Additionally, from time to time selected images of orangutans and chimpanzees will be featured on the Center for Great Apes Facebook page, with appropriate attribution.

 

Curator’s Choice: Each year the Curator selects and purchases her choice of a piece either from the Contest or from the Show.

 

Advertising Features: Selected pieces will be offered a place in our advertising campaigns both online and in print media. This has the potential to present your work to a new and broad audience. Specific permission will be sought in advance and the image will be used with the title, artist’s name and All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“Mountain Gazelles” Photograph by Kristen Hines. All Rights Reserved.

Special Prizes: A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.
The book Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of FlowerSchool New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

Miami Exhibition Theme: One or two images will be offered the opportunity of being the theme for the Miami exhibition and will be featured in advertising and posters as well as receive a prominent position in the exhibition.

 

 

Featured Tee Shirt Design: One image will be selected as the image for our 2017 Exhibition Tee Shirt on sale at the exhibition. The image will have the appropriate attribution, and specific permission to use the image will be requested. The artist will receive one of the tee shirts.

 

“Grape Ape” Recycled paint and card by Young Artists Scout Dingman, Sidney Scholl, Sophie Brandimarte, James Gorman and Gracie Gorman. All Rights Reserved. Tee shirt design ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2016.

 

 

Young Artists: Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes. Endangered: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

 

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Contest Entry and Prize Money

To facilitate artists entering more of their work, we have adjusted our entry procedure so that now two images (i.e. two different pieces of art) can be submitted for the single entry fee of $35.
We have increased the prize money offered in the two major categories of Fine Art (including Wearable Art, Jewelry and Sculpture) and Fine Art Photography. A total of $3,250 will be awarded in both categories. Prize-winning art plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 6-9th, 2017.
Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1998, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category. We will accept individual or class/group entries. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 for each entry. We offer discounts to educators wishing to involve their classes in the contest. A total of $500 in prize money will be awarded in this category.

 

 

 

Exhibition in Miami

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition will be held December 6-9th at the offices of Dade Heritage Trust, 190 Southeast 12th Terrace, Miami 33131. We are grateful to Christine Rupp, Director of the Dade Heritage Trust for her support and for allowing us to stage our show in this historic building. The building has a newly fitted gallery space, with ample parking nearby, restaurants, a great view and a fabulous terrace.

Entries will be selected for the exhibition based on:

The judge’s scores
How the work fits in the space available and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition.

 

Photography © Jon Norris 2016.  All Rights Reserved.

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Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

 

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. All ENDANGERED events are funded either through commercial sponsorship or through private donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue related to this Contest.

 

“Louie”  Photograph by Phoenix.  All Rights Reserved.

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Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.

 

 

 

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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)
561-659-1883

PRESENTS:

THE     ART     OF     REBECCA     RYAN

At

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:

www.rebeccaryanstudio.com

Email: info@rebeccaryanstudio.com

561-324-5449

 

 

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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