The Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Will Enrich Your Life

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) invites the community to join them and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich your life with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs, and warm and welcoming new friends. The Rickie Report urges you to meet the members of this stellar networking organization!  We share the details about the “Getting To Know You” luncheon on October 15th and remind you to RSVP by October 1st!   Don’t miss the terrific and fun Silent Auction Items!

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch

National League of American Pen Women

Invites You:

Getting-to-Know-You Membership Luncheon

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

12:00 Noon

Members – $28 Guests – $32

RSVP by October 1st

Boca Woods Country Club

10471 Boca Woods Lane    Boca Raton, FL 33428

Free valet parking

 

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the beautiful Boca Woods Country Club on October 15, 2015. They’ll be kicking off their new 2015-2016 season of programs and special events.  

 

 

We invite the community to join us and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich your life with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. If you are a published writer, artist, composer or lover of the arts, you’ll find one-of-a-kind events and programs, and warm and welcoming new friends.

 

 

 

Opportunities to showcase your artistic creations in the public arena are arranged by our Art, Letters and Music Committees. You’ll have a chance to network with our creative members and expand your reach in the local community. You can participate in national webinars that offer valuable information and enter contests that interest and inspire you.

 

Join the Fun at the Membership Luncheon Silent Auction

 

Members of the Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women and their guests who attend our annual membership luncheon on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Boca Woods Country Club can offer bids in an exciting Silent Auction.

 

Here’s a preview of some of the fabulous auction items:

 

  • One-of-a-kind original paintings created by Pen Women artists:  Lidia Tohar, Bea Doone-Merena, Carole Kaufman, and Roberta Melman.
  • Giant Gift basket with books by Pen Women authors
  • original music CDs by composer Sheila Firestone
  • a pair of tickets to a Play Reading Series at Lynn University Theatre
  • a gift certificate for a facial or massage at Donna Peri Day Spa
  • wine
  • Set of two tickets to a live full length play at Lynn University Theatre (choose from 7 plays).
  • Several pairs of tickets for Lynn University Play Reading Series for all 4 performances.
  • And so much more!

 

Auction items will be on display starting at 12:00 noon on October 15th. Checks and cash will be accepted for winning bids and are tax deductible.

 

You won’t want to miss this once-a-year membership event. Enjoy a fabulous buffet luncheon: soup and salad bar, carving station, dessert and beverages. Bid in our Silent Auction featuring member art pieces and a treasure basket of books, CDs and wine. Join us, meet us, learn all about us. You’ll be glad you did.

 

 

Members – $28 Guests – $32

Boca Woods Country Club

10471 Boca Woods Lane   Boca Raton, FL 33428

Free valet parking

 

————————————-Reservation Form———————————–

Check must be received by October 1, 2015. Members: $28 Guests: $32

Make check payable to Boca Raton Branch NLAPW.

Send to: Barbara Bixon, 9674 Harbour Lake Circle, Boynton Beach, FL 33437.

Email for more information: Bbcarter2@aol.com.

Name: (print) ____________________________

Email/phone _____________________

Guest: _________________________________

Email/phone_____________________

 

ABOUT NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists.

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. and oversees branches all over the United States. The league boasts membership of such prominent women as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and local well-known artist Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

 

 

The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Author Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative and entertaining speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music!

 

 

For more information about Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women please visit:

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

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Art Gallery of Viera Calls For 2D And 3D Art In All Media, Offers Cash Prizes

Art Gallery of Viera in Melbourne, FL announces its 4th Annual Juried Art Show, “Brush With Success”.  This all medium and juried show offers cash awards. 2D and 3D work is welcome. The Deadline for Entries is September 12.  Art Lovers and Art Patrons: The Exhibit begins on October 7th, with an Public Opening Reception on October 10th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Artists who are not in the area are encouraged to apply, as shipped pieces will be accepted.

 

 

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Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111

Viera, Florida 32940

321-504-4343

 info@artgalleryofviera.com

Brush with Success 2015

Public Opening Reception:

October 10, 2015

5:30 -8:00 pm

Show Runs October 7 – November 7, 2015

Prizes:

 

1st Place Gold $500

2nd Place Silver $300

3rd Place Bronze $200

$100 Special Awards

Merit Awards

Judge: Linda Schaner – current owner of Made in USA Framing, Past President Mill Pond Press, Venice, Florida.

 

Deadline for entries: September 12, 2015

Important dates:

 

  • Application window: August 3rd – September 12th
  • Entry, images and payment due: Midnight, September 12th
  • Notice of acceptance: September 19th
  • Shipped work due: September 30th – October 3rd
  • Hand delivered work due: October 4th between noon and 5pm.
  • Show opens: October 8th at 10:00am.
  • Opening Reception: October 10th from 5:30-8:00pm.
  • Presentation of Awards: October 10th at 7:00pm.
  • Close of show: November 7th at 9:00pm.
  • Pick up of unsold artwork: November 8th from noon and 5:00pm.
  • Return shipping: Begins November 9th.

OPEN TO ALL MEDIUMS

Eligibility:

1. Artist must be a resident of United States and be 18 or older.

Artwork:

  1. Enter up to 3 pieces
  2. Artwork must be the original work and concept of the artist (no classroom or workshop work) and have been created between 2013 and 2015
  3. No copies or prints of original artwork accepted.
  4.  #1 prints of a limited edition of Photography and/or Digital Art are accepted.
  5.  No artwork previously exhibited at Art Gallery of Viera will be accepted.
  6. This will be a family-friendly exhibit. No sexually explicit or offensive artwork will be accepted.
  7.  Entries may be in any medium and each entry must be ready for display.
  8.  All artwork must be for sale.

 

Specifications:

2-Dimensional

1. Size limit is 48 inches in either direction including frame.
2. All framed artwork over 16 x 20 inches must use Plexiglass. No glass.
3. Wall mounted work must be wired and ready to hang with no visible hanging apparatus. No sawtooth hangers.
4. No special installation requirements and no ceiling hung works.
5. All artwork must have finished edges, be gallery wrapped or framed.

 3-Dimensional

1. No larger than Length 36 inches x Width 36 inches x Height 72 inches
2. Weight, moveable by one person.

Fees:

1. The non-refundable Jury fee is $35 for the first work and $15 each for up to two additional works
2. Payment of jury fees may be made via Pay Pal or by check for digital entries or by cash, check or charge for hand delivered entries.
*Make check out to Art Gallery of Viera and mail or bring to: Art Gallery of Viera 2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111 Viera, FL. 32940
3. Accepted works that are shipped will require a $20 per piece gallery handling fee.

 

Sales:

1. Art Gallery of Viera handles all sales; collect and pay all sales tax.
2. Art Gallery of Viera retains a 35% commission on all sales and artwork should be priced accordingly.
3. Payment to artist will be made within four weeks of the close of the exhibit.

Awards:

1. Monetary prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place with additional merit awards at the judge’s discretion.
2. The judge’s decision will be final.
3. Winners will be announced and a presentation of awards will be made during the opening reception.

Enter via Entry Thingy on our website:

1. Artists may submit 1 image of 2-D work, 2 images of 3-D work, for up to three artworks
2. Accepted files – .jpg, .png, .gif, or .pdf
3. Images must be a minimum of 800 pixels on the widest side and be of good quality.
4. Follow instructions on Entry Thingy

Enter via Hand Delivery:

1. Artists may submit 1 image of 2-D work, 2 images of 3-D work, for up to three artworks
2. Images must on CD or be 4×6 color photo of good quality.
3. Print the entry form. Download Entry Form
4. Bring completed form and photos of image(s) to Art Gallery of Viera at The Avenue, Viera.
5. Jury fee must be paid by cash, check, or charge at time of CD/photo drop-off.

Shipping of Accepted Artwork:

Detailed instructions will be provided upon acceptance.

1. Accepted artists are responsible for all shipping arrangements and expenses.
2. All packing material must be sufficient for safe return. Do not use packing peanuts!
3. All containers must be clearly and properly marked for return shipment.
4. All shipped work must use Plexiglass. No glass will be accepted.
5. Shipped works are due at Art Gallery of Viera between September 30th & October 3rd
6. The $20 per piece gallery handling fee must be included in package.
7. Return shipping of unsold works will begin November 9th.

Labels and instructions for accepted works, shipped or hand delivered.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up of Accepted Artwork:

Detailed instructions will be provided upon acceptance.

1. Artwork accepted for exhibition must be dropped off on October 4th between noon and 5pm and picked up on November 8th between noon and 5pm.
2. Artwork will not be released to anyone other than the artist without prior written authorization by the artist.

 

Storage Charges:

1. Artwork not picked up during designated time period will be subject to a charge of $5/day
2. No exceptions will be made.

Liability:

The greatest care in handling and security will be taken at all times. However, Art Gallery of Viera will assume no responsibility for loss or damage. Entry into this show constitutes an agreement to hold harmless Art Gallery of Viera or its representatives from any manner of actions, suits, damages or claims arising from any damages, theft, or loss of artwork occurring during handling, shipping or display at the gallery.

 

 

*By submitting this entry you confirm that you have read all the rules and regulations for Brush with Success 2015 and agree with all the terms. You understand that your Jury fee is non-refundable even if your work is not accepted. You agree to release and hold harmless Art Gallery of Viera from any loss/damage. You also affirm that your work is completely original and of your own conception.

 

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Art Gallery of Viera

Art Gallery of Viera

 

 

 

Art Gallery of Viera is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Juried Art Show. This is an all medium show with cash awards going to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Brush with Success 2015 will be on exhibit from October 7th to November 7th. An opening reception will be held on October 10th from 5:30 – 8pm. Light refreshments will be provided. A Presentation of Awards will be made at 7:00 pm.

 

For more information please contact:

http://www.artgalleryofviera.com/entry.htm

Sheri Hughes
Events Director Art Gallery of Viera
916-261-2073

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Call For Collage And Mixed Media Art Is Open To Palm Beach County Artists

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents “COLLAGE & MIXED MEDIA EXHIBIT 2015″, an Exhibit to showcase the talent of collage and mixed media artists from Palm Beach County, FL.   The judge is Leslie Albert, Professor of Art at Palm Beach State College and staff member at the Armory Art Center.  ART PATRONS and ART LOVERS: You are welcome to the Free Opening Reception on September 25th and the After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery following. The Rickie Report shares this call for 2D and 3D works of art and reminds artists that there are cash prizes. Entries are open to members and non-members.

 

 

 

 

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Collage & Mixed Media Exhibit 2015

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 25, 2015  

5 – 8 pm

After Party: The Brewhouse Gallery starting at 8pm

720 Park Ave.  Lake Park, FL. (on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)

Exhibit Runs September 21 to October 31, 2015

Art on Park Gallery

(Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM)

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

 

To access the submission form go to:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?269

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS

Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida

The theme of this exhibit is Collage & Mixed Media. Works must be by artists who live in Palm Beach County, FL. Multimedia , 2D and 3D work welcomed. Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high. Submission deadline: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • Please ONLY submit work that is ready to hang.
  • Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via our website.
  • APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to 3 pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB each)
  • Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $25 for up to 3 pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB each)
  • Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
  • Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale.

Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee

  • Notification to artists on or before Saturday, September 19, 2015
  • Hand delivery of artwork, Monday, September 21 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 2015 from 5 – 8 pm
  • Art Pickup: Saturday, October 31, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

 

 

To access the submission form go to:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?269

 

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:

1.   If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you try to enter the exhibit. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details. Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed.

 

2.   Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the Collage & Mixed Media 2015 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member submission fee.

 

 

3.   After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select Collage & Mixed Media 2015, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”

 

 

 

4.   You should have all your images ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB each). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.

 

 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842
Art.on.Park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

Terms:

1) No late entries accepted.
2) Original ideas only – no copying of works.
3) Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high.
4) Entry fees are not refundable.
5) The decision of the jurors is final.
6) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB, via the link on the APBC.org website.
7) File names should contain your name. Make sure the file names match the names listed on entry form.
8) All paper media must be glazed with Plexiglas.
9) Unframed oils and acrylics must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.

12) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.

13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. NON-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.

14) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

For more information please visit:
APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Clay Glass Metal Stone Calls For Entries ” Days Of The Dead”

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is Calling For Entries for their ever-popular October exhibit: “Days Of The Dead”.  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars for the Opening Reception on Friday, October 23rd.  The Exhibit runs through November 4th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. ARTISTS: Send your application and photos of your work early. You could be included in CGMS press releases and postcards.  This is a Call for 2D and 3D artwork!

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

Call To Artists
“Days of the Dead”

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 23  6pm

Show closes on November 4
Exhibit is limited to 40 Artists

 

15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

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GUIDELINES

October 23 to November 4 “Days of the Dead” This event brought purchasing patrons into the gallery long after the exhibit was taken down. The works of gallery artists, left over from this event, continue to sell. CGMS has a mailing list of Day of Dead patrons who are looking forward to your works. 

 

 

Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria:

  • A completed application form
  • Up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL
  • $35.00 entry fee
  • Deadline of 3pm Tuesday October 20.
  • No late applications will be accepted. (We will accept the first 40 artists) (If you are entering 3 or more shows this year, your fee is $25 per show.)
  • Entry fee is non-refundable and may be paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
  • Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format.
  • Please E-Mail completed application to Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or Mail to CGMS Gallery, 15  South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.

 

For more information call 215-205-9441

 

  • All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE
  •  70% of the sale going directly to artist.
  • Event e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions. Please send these out to your email lists. 
  • All works must be picked up within 3 days of close of show(unless special arrangements are made.)
  • After that, artists will be charged $5 a day for one month.
  • The works then become property of gallery to be sold for fund-raising.

 

Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application.

Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday (September 29/30/ October 1) from 1pm to 6pm.  (Special delivery arrangements may be possible.

 

Delivered Art Work must be priced and titled on back of each piece and ready to display.

 

Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open 7 days a week for the duration of the exhibit.

 

We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.  We want your Art to sell!!!!

 

Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced.

 

Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“Day(s) of the Dead”

 

All applications must be received by 3pm Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Phone 561 588-8344 E-MAIL cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org
or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

 

Please PRINT legibly!

 

Name_________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_______

Phone_____________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

 

 

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

 

1. Title_________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________

Description___________________________________________

2.

Title_________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________

Description___________________________________________

 

 

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.

 

SIGNATURE________________________________________

DATE__________________

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Public Is Welcome To Oscar Rojas’ SOLO Exhibit At Wellington Whole Foods Market On Behalf Of Wellington Art Society

Wellington Art Society invites you to a Public Reception for artist, Oscar Rojas.  It will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 in the Cafe Gallery of the Whole Foods Market in Wellington. This SOLO Exhibition will feature Oscar’s lush Florida landscapes, equines and his well-known tennis players.  The Rickie Report shares the details with some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by.  All of Oscar’s paintings are for sale and the Reception benefits the WAS Scholarship Fund.  Stop by any time before and see Oscar’s color-filled artistry!

 

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

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O S C A R   R O J A S

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, August 28, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

"Okaheelee Cypress" by Oscar Rojas

“Okaheelee Cypress” by Oscar Rojas

Oscar Rojas is the current Wellington Art Society SOLO artist at Wellington Whole Foods Market. A reception in his honor will be hosted by Whole Foods on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 6:30-8 PM. There will be live music, delicious and creative snacks, special vintage wines and door prizes. There is a $5 charge at the door goes to help fund the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.

 

 

"Jupiter Lighthouse" by Oscar Rojas

“Jupiter Lighthouse” by Oscar Rojas

Oscar Rojas has been painting for as long as he can remember. His paintings are classical and dynamic. He loves depicting the beautiful and lush Florida landscape and plants on large spectacular canvases. He has a portrait series of well know tennis players and a number of large horse paintings which he likes to paint without a model. Each work of art flows and there are differences between his paintings because he does not seek a style.

 

"Bamboo" by Oscar Rojas

“Bamboo” by Oscar Rojas

For Oscar, painting is not an objective, it is to give life. He says, “ the day you are satisfied means that you have successfully dominated the art and have taken a path that was to your liking and comfort. There is an endless search in the domain of colors and each work of art is different from the previous one. They are like people each totally different and they speak for themselves”. Oscar has no set goals…it is an endless story.

 

 

"Banana Plant" by Oscar Rojas

“Banana Plant” by Oscar Rojas

Wellington Art Society:

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th 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 visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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561-537-0291

Boca Raton Art Museum Art School Invites You To Open House. Learn About The New Classes, Workshops And Enjoy Some Perks

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is 65 years old this year, but there is nothing retiring about the Art School. The Art School is revitalizing its programs with new classes and events.  Stop by for OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm. A fun afternoon to meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques such as stone carving, making tempera paint, porcelain painting, pottery and jewelry making. Enjoy food trucks, a free raffle for art supplies or a short back massage courtesy of Body Kneads Massage of Palmetto Park Square. Fall classes for adults, teens, and children begin Tuesday, September 8.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus new short courses, new evening courses and Saturday classes.  Mark your calendars for the Ceramics Exhibit  Gallery Opening Reception on August 28, 5-8pm. The Exhibit runs through September 29th.  Click here for more information.

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486

561-392-2503

  • Excellent teachers with low teacher to studio ratio
  • Convenient: 801 West Palmetto Park Road, 1 mile east of I-95
  • Wonderful studios, easy parking

 

 

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 29, 1-4 pm

 

Ceramics Gallery Exhibit

Opening Reception

Friday, August 28, 5-8pm.

The Exhibit runs through September 29th

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School

The Art School is initiating new “appetizers” or first courses for beginners who want to test out their creative side and for experienced artists to try a new technique. The appetizer courses are short, fun, creative, and do not require lots of art supplies.

 

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art

Learn Kumihimo, a Japanese Braiding technique to create jewelry at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

 

 

They include make your own Pop-Up book; colored pencil drawing; perspective drawing in 4 sessions; learn glass fusing to make jewelry; print making to design your own notecards; and Kumihimo braiding for jewelry. The appetizer courses start in late September.

 

 

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Museum of Art School

Create An Accordion Book at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

The Art School is increasing its evening and Saturday classes and expanding it ceramics department, offering additional pottery classes and a new Figurative Clay Sculpture class. The Art School is hosting an exhibit of ceramics in the gallery opening August 28, 5-8pm.  The Exhibit runs through September 29th, featuring work by Catalina Aguirre- Hoffman, Barbara Brown, Justin Lambert, Diane Lublinski, Susan Maguire, Lori Gregory, Stephen Hubbard and others.

 

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

Pottery Class With Justin Lambert

With over 100 classes each month there is something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artist. Studio classes are conducted in eight areas: book making, ceramics, drawing, jewelry arts, painting, digital photography and video, print making, and sculpture. 

 

Boca Museum School of Art Stone Carving Class

Boca Raton Museum Art School Stone Carving Class

 

The Art School is a community of people interested in art and is the teaching branch of the cultural campus comprised of the Art School, Artists’ Guild and Museum.

 

 

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

Making Egg Tempera at the Boca Raton Museum Art School

 

Originally the Artists’ Guild conducted classes in Mizner-designed Boca Raton Hotel. In 1962 the Guild constructed the building on West Palmetto Park Road which served as Museum and Art School until 2001 when the Museum opened in Mizner Park.

 

 

For information go to the website http://www.bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2503
For more information, please contact:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Back To School Specials on Art Supplies At Jerry’s Artarama

Back To School Specials abound!  The Rickie Report knows it is on your minds, so while you are focused on clothes, backpacks and other supplies, here is the latest from Jerry’s Artarama in West Palm Beach. Click here to get the information.

 

JERRY’S ARTARAMA

 

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2505 Okeechobee Boulevard ( Suite Q)

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

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Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year. Check out the deals!

For more information please call or visit:

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Good Business Practices: Protecting Your Artwork On The Internet

With today’s technology, artists are no longer constrained to showing their work in galleries. Exhibiting your art on the Internet literally opens up a whole world of potential clients. But at what risk? The Rickie Report welcomes Attorney Matthew Harrison, as he writes this Guest Column about protecting your artwork on the Internet.  Matthew Harrison is a leading expert on the legal issues regarding photography and other visual arts. His specialties include copyright and trademark matters, release forms, and the potential legal pitfalls of using the Internet for self promotion. While he maintains a practice in Massachusetts, all of the topics written about either apply nationally or are specifically written for the Florida artist.  

 

 

THE INTERNET AS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD:

Protect yourself while getting the most out of the promotional opportunities

By Matthew B. Harrison, esq.

 

How many of you display your work on your own website? Facebook? Tumblr? Pinterest? Twitter? Instagram?

 

 

 

The Internet can be an amazingly inexpensive way for you, as a artist, to 1) be able to showcase your work and 2) hopefully bring in potential business through these self-promotional efforts. However, before you run out and post your work everywhere, I would like you to think about protecting yourself and your property, so that you do not end up falling into the group that answers affirmatively to the next question.

 

 

 

Of those who do display their work online – how many of you have had the pleasant experience of surfing the web and seeing your artwork somewhere without your permission? It may not happen for all artists… but it happens to visual artists more than any of us would like to admit. You need to be aware of this phenomenon so that you can adequately protect yourself.

 

 

As a point of reference, this article is about non-commercial use of the image by an unauthorized party as opposed to a commercial use. Unauthorized commercial use is an entirely different animal and may be outlined in future articles.

Here’s one example… shifting point of view to the viewer.

 

Pretend for a minute that you are not the intelligent and informed reader of The Rickie Report that you are, but instead are “my cousin Vinny.” While he may think he is of sound legal mind, he is not a lawyer. He’s just a normal guy who doesn’t really know much about anything – and even less about technology. He may know what a computer is – but his main purpose for using it is the access to free adult material.

 

 

So while I can write about copyright protection until the cows come home, and declare by edict that materials on the Internet cannot be used without permission – do you think that “my cousin Vinny” is going to listen to what I am talking about – let alone follow by my words? Not a chance – even if I had a scantily clad model holding up a giant sign.

 

 

But Vinny! You are committing a copyright violation by taking that image off someone else’s website and posting it on your page – or sending it out via email to your buddies – or even using it on your desktop as a background image. His actual response: (after the shut up kid… you bother me) “Hey… I got it for free on the Internet… If they didn’t want me to have it, why would they put it out there?”

 

What Vinny is trying to get at is a fair use argument. Does his justification have merit? Perhaps. That’s a simplistic look. It gets complicated. What about the budding photographer who shoots a wedding inexpensively thinking that some of the cost will be made up in print sales, and the bride and groom don’t order prints and take the web sized proof images that they feel they paid for and put them all over Facebook.

 

Is it appropriate to put online / social network usage as a separate line item in an invoice?

What is fair use?

 

 

Fair use is a copyright principle based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism. For example, if you wish to criticize a novelist, you should have the freedom to quote a portion of the novelist’s work without asking permission. Absent this freedom, copyright owners could stifle any negative comments about their work.

 

 

So what is Fair Use? The only guidance is provided by a set of fair use factors outlined in the copyright law. These factors are weighed in each case to determine whether or not a specific use qualifies as a fair use. For example, one important factor is whether the potentially infringing use will deprive the copyright owner of income. It seems straight forward, but unfortunately, weighing the fair use factors is often quite subjective. For this reason, the fair use road map is often tricky to navigate.

 

 

The Fair Use statute: The doctrine of fair use developed over the years as courts tried to balance the rights of copyright owners with society’s interest in allowing copying in certain, limited circumstances. This doctrine has at its core a fundamental belief that not all copying should be banned, particularly in socially important endeavors such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research. Under the Act, four factors are to be considered in order to determine whether a specific action is to be considered a “fair use.”

 

 

These factors are as follows:

• The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
• The nature of the copyrighted work;
• The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
• The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

 

 

So getting back to Vinny – if a work is freely available on the internet – making a copy will have little or no effect on its market simply because no commercial market for the work has been established or claimed… and that is not good for the photographer or artist who gets ripped off from someone like Vinny. It means that as long as you were not selling the particular image copied (in the form that was copied) whoever did the copying has a pretty strong argument for a fair use defense.

 

 

Getting back to the Facebook example – if a person’s usage is only on their Facebook profile, and it’s the same web sized image that had been presented to them as a proof, it would be hard to argue that the intent was copyright protection. So how do you protect yourself from falling into the trap of a fair use argument?

 

 

While I hate to say this because as an artist myself the following advice pains me…

An artist NEEDS to identify their work and claim the value of it on their website. One way to identify the owner of the work is to watermark the image; and if you really want to protect yourself at the cost of devaluing the overall aesthetic of the image – the watermark should be towards the center of the image so that it cannot be cropped off. By doing this – it is painfully obvious that the work belongs to someone.

 

By offering licensing to use the image, or making the image for sale in the form of a print on your website, you are evidencing actual financial value to the image on the site – and to any reproduction made by the image. This will, in the least, provide you with an argument against a proposed fair use defense that an infringer may have.

 

 

Matthew B. Harrison, an entertainment and media attorney, is a senior partner with the Harrison Legal Group based in Springfield, Massachusetts.

He can be reached by phone at 413-565-5413 or e-mailed at matthew@matthewharrison.com.

You can also see some of his adventures and explorations with fine art photography at filmandvinyl.com   

He can be reached via the web @photosandthelaw.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse Shares August Offerings And Upcoming Specialty Workshops

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse’s Suzanne Connors has brought new classes and techniques to share with you! The Rickie Report shares the August Workshop Schedule, studio time and group visits. Indicate your interest in a future Felting Workshop. Sign up now for Kathy Hay’s Eco Print Workshop in October. NOTE TO FIBER ARTISTS/INSTRUCTORS: Suzanne is putting together the Fall and Winter Schedule. Contact Suzanne if you are interested in being an instructor. NOTE to Indigo Lovers – Aya Studios offers ready made tote bags, clothing, bedding and more! Click here for details.

 

 

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Suzanne Connors tells The Rickie Report, “I can hardly believe summer is going by so fast, My 2 weeks at Arrowmont were wonderful and I learned so much new information! I’m putting together some really exciting workshops and I hope you will join us at The Dyehouse.”

 

Interested in a September Felting workshop with Robin Firth of Heartfelt Silks?  This would be held on Sat or Sunday, September 19th or 20th. Before committing I would like to see if there are enough people interested. Please email ayafiberstudio@gmail.com if you are interested or to let me know things you might be interested in.

 

 

Hand Dyed Mobius Shawl

Hand Dyed Mobius Shawl

 

Suzanne will be adding new workshops monthly! I have received some very exciting proposals from some of the best fiber artisans I know and I am excited to see what this season will bring. Eco- Printing , basketry, felting, dyeing with lichen; these are just a few! In order to help me with this could you take 3 minutes to fill out a survey? http://questionpro.com/t/ALh1lZSuW9

 

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

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Marbling on Fabric
Monday  August 17, 2015
10:00- 3:00

 

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Shibori Dyeing – Silk Scarf

Wednesday, August 20, 2015

10:00 -1:00

 

 

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Intro To Shibori Stitching on Raw Silk

 August 23, 24, 2015

10:00 – 3:00

 

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Select DeGumming on Raw Silk

Thursday, August 27  10:00 – 3:00

 

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Indigo Play Date!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

10:00 – 3:00

 

 

Come enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on the dock, gather and mingle with like minded fiber artists, learn new techniques. Call Suzanne at (336) 693-4606 for more information
In addition you can rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. Purchase a Studio Pass! It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida!

 

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Eco-Printing Workshop With Kathy Hays

 

Eco-Printing workshop with Kathy Hays

October 16, 17, 18, 2015

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto fabric. In this 3 Day Eco Print workshop intensive you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques. Silk and wool fabrics have an affinity for plants and create fantastic prints. This workshop is perfect for fiber artist, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles. This workshop is designed to learn essentials to carry printing at home.

 

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  • Day 1 Introduction – A discussion about what is Eco printing, what type of fabrics necessary, the equipment, materials, solutions and processes that are used for successful prints. A demonstration of how to make a bundle is given and balance of the day students make bundles. An indigo vat will be available, some fabrics are dipped for printing on day 2

 

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  • Day 2 First bundles are processed in the morning with results and discussion in afternoon of results. In the a.m. different bundling techniques are demonstrated and students allowed to explore those techniques. Those morning bundles will be processed in p.m. (if indigo vat available students may use their fabric from previous day)

 

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  • Day 3 Bundles will be opened from previous day and results discussed. (Fabrics from day 1 can be dipped into indigo vat .) Final bundling technique to produce high definition prints will be demonstrated. The balance of the day if finishing up all bundling processes and discussion of results.

 

$150 Deposit will hold your place in class; Balance of $300 due 1st day of class (cash/check) payable to Kathy Hays. Cancellation before 9/25/2015 will credit toward another workshop at Aya Fiber Dyehouse.

Materials List will be supplied September

LIMIT 10 persons

Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!
Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

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New Arashi Fabric

Suzanne explains to The Rickie Report, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step…the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Calls For Entries For “A Cat-O-Strophic Event”

From October 2 to October 21 “A Cat-O-Strophic Event” will take over Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  This wildly popular event is all about cats; cats of every shape, color and kind.  If you send photos of your work early, they could be included (with your name) in all of CGMS’s press releases and postcards!  The Rickie Report shares this CALL to Artists and reminds ART PATRONS and CAT LOVERS, to make note of this exhibition’s dates!  We share all the details here.

 

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Call To Artists

“A Cat-O-Strophic Event”

Opening Reception

Friday, October 2   6pm

Show closes on October 21

 

 

 

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Exhibit is limited to 40 Artists

GUIDELINES

 

 

 

 

Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria:

  • A completed application form
  • Up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL
  • $35.00 entry fee
  • Must be received by deadline of 3pm Tuesday September 29.
  • No late applications will be accepted.
  • We will accept the first 40 artists
  • If you are entering 3 or more shows this year, your fee is $25 per show
  • Entry fee is non-refundable and may be paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
  • Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format.
  • All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist.
  • Event e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions.
  • Please send these out to your email lists.
  • All works must be picked up within 3 days of close of show(unless special arrangements are made.)
  • After that, artists will be charged $5 a day for one month.
  • The works then become property of gallery to be sold for fund-raising.

 

Please E-Mail completed application to:

Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org

or

Mail to:

CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street  Lake Worth, FL 33460.

For more information call 215-205-9441

 

 

 

 

 

  • Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application.
  • Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday (September 29/30/ October 1) from 1pm to 6pm.
  • (Special delivery arrangements may be possible).
  • Delivered Art Work must be priced and titled on back of each piece and ready to display.
  • Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open 7 days a week for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.
We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced. Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. Thank you

 

 

APPLICATION for“A Cat-O-Strophic Event”

 

All applications must be received by 3pm Tuesday, September 29, 2015

 

Phone 561 588-8344 E-MAIL cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org
or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

Please PRINT legibly!

 

Name_________________________________________________
Address_______________________________________________

City________________________________State_____Zip______

Phone_____________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title_________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________

Description____________________________________________
2. Title_________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________

Description___________________________________________
WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.
SIGNATURE________________________________________

DATE__________________

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291