A Behind The Scenes Look At The New PANTONE® Colors

Seasonal changes appear not only in weather patterns, but in colors!  Caren Hackman gives our readers some background on the two newest Pantone® Colors (usually there is only one) in this article.  Beyond jewelry and fashion, you will begin seeing the influences of these hues in home decor, housewares, furniture and more.  The Rickie Report introduces you to “Rose Quartz”and “Serenity”.  





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“Pantone® Colors of the Year”




When I first saw the Pantone® colors of the year, I admit to being puzzled. Usually there is only one “Pantone® Color of the Year.” The two colors chosen this year – soft pink and pale blue – remind me of many of the baby showers I’d attended. I was intrigued by the company’s choices and decided to look into the process and reasoning that led to this decision.








Quoting from their website: “Pantone LLC, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.”



They really are all that! The Pantone® Matching System (PMS) is used in printing worldwide. The color of the year choices influence fashion, interior design, industrial design and ultimately advertising.





Pantone® is not discussing the baby colors. The company defends this years’ colors of the year as conveying rosy warmth and tranquility.  “Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” stated Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.





The Wall Street Journal quoted fashion designer Carolina Herrera as saying she is now in her “rose period. Designer Leanne Marshall (winner in season 5 of Project Runway) used a great deal of rose/blue in her ready to wear collection.




The announcement on Pantone’s site reads:  “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage. A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”



Reviewing these statements from Pantone®, the color choices for 2016 seem so much more than a just fashion statement!





wsj.com. December 2, 2015, Why Pantone Released Two 2016 Colors of the Year





For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.






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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Spring Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart April 23 & 24, 2016

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes back its popular Spring Craft Fair April 23 – 24, 2016. This two-day juried event takes place along Osceola Street and showcases the work of the most skilled crafters in the country. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore the exhibits. A wide array of original handmade crafts as well as unique gift items, featuring diverse media and styles, will be on display and for sale.  A Green Market will offer orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report features Debbie Johnson (Clay) and Carole Onorato (Mixed Media Jewelry).









19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 23

Sunday, April 24

10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart
Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public






Debbie Johnson – Clay

Ceramic Fairy Garden Accessories and Gift Items






Miniature Garden by Debbie Johnson 




Debbie Johnson is an illustrator, clay artist and garden enthusiast. While growing up and living in Michigan, she was an avid gardener with two and a half acres to play with. She tells us, “When we moved to our tropical paradise I discovered a new world of gardening. Most of what I knew from my Michigan gardening adventures really did not apply here, so I began learning a little bit about bonsai and miniature gardening”.



Cottage by Debbie Johnson 

“In 2015 my daughter inherited a kiln but it did not fit in her place and so it lives in my home studio. With a kiln here I wanted to play with clay and began making Fairy Garden Houses and Accessories. I love miniatures, doll house items, and fairy gardens! Fairy gardening is a great way to garden on a small scale. I try to design fairy garden accessories that are unique and beautiful. The items I make are safe for older children, so you can create a garden with them and allow their imaginations to soar”!





Cottage by Debbie Johnson



“Fairy gardening is not just for children! Most of my customers love gardening but can’t garden on a large scale for many reasons. Miniature and fairy gardening is satisfying and fun and I love to create items that are sturdy and lovely. They make great and one-of-a-kind gifts for gardeners!  Each piece is handcrafted from high-fire stoneware clay, then glazed with lead-free earthy colors. No two pieces are alike. They are made with love and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them”.



Carole Onorato – Mixed Media Jewelry

Pretty Wired Up Jewelry




Necklace by Carole Onorato





Pretty Wired Up Jewelry is the premier choice for handcrafted jewelry. Designer Carole Onorato creates stunning masterpieces for an exclusive selection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings. Exquisite attention to hand sculptured details gives each piece a distinct and unique style. Most pieces are one of a kind. You can be assured of a fine selection and guaranteed quality when purchasing Pretty Wired Up Jewelry.





Necklace by Carole Onorato



Carole uses many gauges and types of wire, depending on the piece, sterling silver, 14K gold filled wire, electroplated brass or copper, aluminum and more.  Some of the semi-precious stones she uses include hand painted jasper, unakite, tree agate, howlite, onyx, leopard jasper, hematite, rhondite, African jade, crazy lace agate, tigereye, snowflake obsidian, sunstone and others. Other materials may include Carole’s own handcrafted fused glass, tiles, metal and glass beads, natural stones, cubic zirconia, fabric and acrylic stones.




Necklace by Carole Onorato




Carole custom designs jewelry to match your wardrobe. With sample colors, she can design the perfect accent piece. Remember Pretty Wired Up Jewelry for your cruise wear or other special occasion outfits. She can solve your problem of searching for the matching jewelry.













Handmade Affordable Crafts –

Diverse Media & Styles –

Unique Gift Items –

Featuring Top National & Local Crafters



  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program







About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.




For additional information on the 19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Free Glass Fusing Class When You Sign Up For GLASSPRESSIONISM With Renown Glass Master, Randy Wardell At McMow Art Glass

McMow Art Glass is offering a special promotion for The Rickie Report Readers!  Learn to fuse Glass for FREE when you register for McMow’s GLASSPRESSIONISM Fusing Class taught by famed Glass Artist Randy Wardell!  If you have already taken this class, get a special DISCOUNT on the GLASSPRESSIONISM Class!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Thanks, McMow! 




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701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-585-9011 Fax: 561-586-2292


Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m
Sunday-Monday – Closed





Glass Fusing

Wednesday, April 20th

6 – 8 pm


*Beginner Level* –




THE FINE PRINT: In order to take advantage of the free fusing class, a full GLASSPRESSIONISM class purchase is required. Already know how to fuse and want to take Randy’s class? Mention The Rickie Report and receive 15% off this class today!


What is FUSING?

Learn to create stunning works of art by melting glass together in art glass kilns.







In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.







with Randy Wardell

Saturday, April 30th 9am-3pm








Glass, Art & Music come together in this Exciting NEW class from McMow. Join famed glass artist Randy Wardell for this one-of-a-kind experience.

Learn more about Randy: http://www.wardellpublications.com/contactpgs/about.html


Beginning Fusing Knowledge is a pre-requisite (see above)





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This class will begin with a visual study of works created by the founders of the Abstract Expressionism movement that emerged in the 40′s & 50′s, during a time of Cold War politics and social conservatism. The style was defined as an unbridled artistic statement of freedom used to convey strong emotional or expressive content. These artists were inspired by the jazz music of their time, often listening to jazz while creating their works. We’ll follow their lead and have some fine jazz playing in the classroom studio to inspire our own Glasspressive content.



Next you will create your very own impressionistic piece of glass art! Randy will describe and demonstrate a number of decorative glass techniques that are essential for this process including frit stenciling, stringer shaping, wet noodles, powder smears, sifting, stick lighting, cold combing, flyspecking, plus many more. Class includes all materials and one kiln firing. Note: Forming and shaping firings are not included but can be arranged for an additional fee.



About the Impressionism Movement:


Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.



For more information please contact:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108    Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com    www.mcmow.com





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Meet The Most Collected Glass Artist In The U.S. At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

Marlene Rose is one of Florida’s greatest artistic treasures. She is one of the top glass artists of our day and lives right in our midst in Clearwater, Florida. However, Ms. Rose will be visiting Lake Worth for three days of events, April 28th, 29th and 30th at the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. This will be a rare opportunity for people in our community to see this nationally renowned artist perform her magic.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up while spaces are still available!  











April 28-30, 2016: Marlene Rose

Thursday, April 28th: Private Dinner 6 – 9pm

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Friday, April 29th: Gallery Opening 6 – 8pm

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Saturday, April 30th: Public Demo 4 – 6pm

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1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org


Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information




Marlene Rose’s unique work refers to a personal system of symbols that derive their power and strength from the common core shared with our ancestors. Rose rides this ancient energy, and, through the glass, reaches out into time, linking the fragments of what she sees and her part-remembered memories of the past. These glimpses become her visions, and her visions soar into the future, frozen forever in the icy-hot stillness of the glass.


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Brilliant Golden Buddha by Marlene Rose




Rose uses a process based on the thousands-year-old tradition of bronze casting, adapted only recently for glass. She pours liquid molten glass into a carefully prepared sand mold, then cools it for six days or more in a specially controlled oven before cracking open the mold and seeing what she has made. This method of making the glass aligns perfectly with the imagery she sees. The rawness and the immediacy of working the sand; the thrill and danger of pouring this magical lava, thousands of degrees hot; and the patient gestation of the piece in the annealing oven. These processes all inform, and are integral in, the final finished creation.



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Marlene Rose Creating




“The glass may look like a relic of some ancient time, but each piece holds inside itself the sum of the sharp shards of what I have seen, of unnamed emotions, of visions, concepts and memories. These common threads of human imagery, passing through cultures and time… I am compelled to weave and recompose their nuances, all to communicate the immortal vibrancy of the human spirit”.



Glass Creations by Marlene Rose


Being able to watch Marlene perform her sand-casting ritual in real time is the type of unique experiences that the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is making possible for the citizens of Palm Beach County. Here is the outline of upcoming events:





Marlene Rose with One of her Creations


Thursday, April 28   6 – 9PM: ‘An Intimate Dinner to Meet the Artist’ Limited to only 32 people, this sit-down dinner will be held in the beautiful Benzaiten Gallery and will include a talk of by the artist. $100pp




Friday, April 29 6 – 8PM: ‘Gallery Opening Reception’ featuring the work of Marlene Rose and 2-dimensional art of several local artists. Demo by the artist, live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free for members and $10 for non-members




Saturday, April 30 Starts at 3PM: ‘Public Demonstration’ by Marlene Rose with music by DJ Mobile, wine, beer and lite snacks. Free




Call JoAnne Berkow at 561-310-9371 or email at jbberkow65@gmail.com for further info



1105 2nd Avenue South Lake Worth, Florida 33460


Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



The KeroWACKED® MultiMedia Festival Packs In Twelve Hours Of Live Music, Art, Presentations

Curated by Rolando Chang Barrero, The KeroWACKED® MultiMedia Festival presents: The #1 Outdoor Multimedia Event of Palm Beach County on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 11am – 11pm at The Boynton Beach Art District. The Rickie Report shares the line up of 12 full hours of live music, readings, vendors, food and original art.  Celebrate the Beat Generation!



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410-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426




The KeroWACKED Exhibition
Group Exhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio




Aero Art:

Michael Kupillas | Thomas McAvoy | Rolando Chang Barrero
Leah’s Loom: Live Fiber Art Presentation by Leah Bell Rothchild



Metalsmithing Presentation by:

Dark Angel Armory and Forge
Shaun Williams + Sylvia AndrassY + Amy McGrotty



Mural Painting:

Eduardo Mendieta | Serafima Sokolov | Nicole Galluccio






Art Cars and Camper:

E.b. Fromkes and Mark Bulks







Performance Art:

JC Carroll of ArtAct





Live Music12 Hours Non-Stop Entertainment Featuring:



Alex Bach | Gregory Dirr, Ben Pachter, T.J. Brown | SloFunkPump | Jennell Eve| Koffin Varnish | Ian Wehmeyer | Fried Chickens and Crackers| John Graves | Jack Tafoya | Baby and The Troll | Epicurean Pleasure| Rod Dusinberre | Zack Elliott | Craig McInnis | Arlow Cain



Food Trucks:

Ps561 Food Truck | Caribbean Cowboy Food Truck | Joji Yogurt



Event is Sponsored by:

WBMGR Radio | The Rickie Report | Florida Arts Association | ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio



For more information:  boyntonbeachartdistrict@gmail.com




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



Special Jewelry Making Class Available For Beginners Through Advanced At Galleria Gilda

Galleria Gilda, an extension of Artists in Florida LLC, located in Lake Worth, announces a Special Jewelry Workshop on April 21st. Look for open discussions and presentations every last Monday of the month. Galleria Gilda offers paintings, drawings, three dimensional works, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, dance, performance art, glass and photography. The Rickie Report shares the details of how you can enjoy and benefit by getting involved – as either an art lover or an artist.  This is a great opportunity to try a new technique or a new craft!








2211 North Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
Wed. – Sat.: 11am – 6pm
Sun. 1pm – 5pm
Mon. & Tues. Gallery closed for workshops


Jewelry Workshop


 Adriana Ficarelli

– Open to Beginners through Advanced –

Thursday, April 21st   3 – 6 pm




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Please visit www.artinfl.org to Register

Contact us by email at: info@artinfl.org or curator@galleriagilda.com

Call Gallery 561-839-3054 or Artists in Florida 561-714-4871





Galleria Gilda Offers:

  • Wall space 
  • Exhibit space
  • Small studio space for rent 
  • Workshops and Classes including painting, drawing, pastel, jewelry, photography, and photography editing programs plus visiting guest from time to time.
  • Once a week socials are also offered in adult coloring and encaustics with all materials supplied including snacks.
  • The group tries to meet every other month to discuss upcoming events and each other’s artwork.
  • Our Motto is to be Dedicated to Developing the Artists of Florida and support the important role art plays in our society
  • Galleria Gilda Gallery, in association with Artists in Florida Organization, have both member and commission work on exhibit along with guest exhibitors.




Our hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Please visit with our staff and see what Galleria Gilda is all about!

For more information, including class schedules:

Visit our website at www.artinfl.org

or email





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420



GG Gonzalez Is Featured Wellington Art Society Artist At Whole Foods

The Wellington Art Society will hold a reception for the newest Whole Food artist, GG Gonzalez on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at the Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington. Whole Foods will host the evening with delicious canapés, wine and live music. The Art Society asks for a donation of $5 which will go to the Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  The exhibit is available now!

















GG Gonzalez


Friday, April 29th

6:30 – 8:00 pm





Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL




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

Exhibit Is Available At This Time




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GG Gonzalez is an accomplished local photographer who has been interested in photography since she was seven years old and received her first camera from her mother, a five dollar 110 film one bought at a yard sale. For years she photographed all of her family and friends’ activities, creating a cherished window to the past.


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“Canopy Way” by GG Gonzalez





As an adult she was able to take advantage of the advances in digital technology and was finally able to leave the corporate world and devote all her time to her passion, photography. She is largely self taught except for a few classes at Palm Beach Photography Center and keeps up with technology by reading everything she can about photography.






“Phantom” by GG Gonzalez




GG loves to travel and has taken working vacations in Africa, Asia and India, collecting a treasure trove of images. Many of these focus on wildlife and the natural world. She is able to share her experiences and emotional connection with nature through her “Travel Gallery”, compiled while visiting some of the world’s most picturesque locations. For viewers it is like taking a personal journey to faraway places.





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“La Playa” by GG Gonzalez



GG has donated her photography to several non-profit organizations such as ADVA and Cancer Awareness, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Peggy Adams, Woman of the Year and many others. Photography is both a passion and an art. GG states, “I hope my diverse collection both inspires and further develops everyone’s love for life and the arts”.





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 more information visit:




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Call All Youth For Entries In Art And Photography “ENDANGERED” Exhibition

Attention Young Artists and Educators! “ENDANGERED Photography & Art Contest 2016” is now open and accepting entries for this prestigious juried exhibit that takes place during Art Basel in Miami.  It is the perfect opportunity for students to research and learn about endangered species and the environment and undertake community service projects.  The Rickie Report shares the information as well as some images from previous contests.  The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to reach a new audience and potentially win a prize but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.



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The 4th annual ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries at:

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The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.



This is a great opportunity for students and Young Artists under the age of 18 (with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1998) to research, consider and communicate the issues facing endangered species and habitats.


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“Chimpanzee” by Alison Irving. All Rights Reserved. Alison is a 15 year old student and is the Young Artist Ambassador to ENDANGERED: Art4Apes.

The Contest

This global, juried online contest and subsequent exhibition aims to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats while raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.
Students may be inspired to learn about local or global issues. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:
• Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats
• Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/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.


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“The Hole Story”, photograph by Sidney Scholl. All Rights Reserved. Sidney is a third grade student at Alexander Montessori School in Miami, Florida. She is 8 years old and a supporter of Paws4You and The Center for Great Apes.


We encourage creativity in interpretation of the theme and accept entries in the following categories:

Fine Art (including Sculpture)

Photography (digital manipulation is acceptable)

Wearable Art (including Jewelry)



Please enter jpeg images of your work through the Juried Art Services website checking the category Young Artists.

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“Golden Safari” by Young Artist, Mia Gifford. All Rights Reserved.  Mia is 11 years old and has been taking art lessons since first grade. She has a passion for sketching and painting animals. She is a true lover of nature. She has been published in Zoobooks magazine and has also won numerous art awards including the Audubon Bird contest, Benihani Children’s Day art contest, and the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2014, Young Artist category.


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“Fish are Friends not Food” by Young Artist, Alison Irving. All Rights Reserved.  2ND Prize winner, ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2014, Young Artist Category.



Cash prizes totaling $500 will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest. First Prize will receive $250, Second Prize will receive $150 and Third Prize will receive $100.

Winners will be invited to exhibit their work in Miami around Art Basel week, November 28th to December 1st, 2016.


All entries are posted on our Facebook page during the year facebook.com/art4apes so entries can be shared with family and friends.


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“Wood You Please Save The Apes” by Young Artist, Scout Dingman. All Rights Reserved. Wood You Please Save The Apes by Young Artist, Scout Dingman. All Rights Reserved. Scout made this wood block print when she was eight years old. Since she was five years old, she has raised money for the Center for Great Apes through lemonade stands, selling t-shirts, participating in fundraising campaigns, and by asking friends to bring donations, not presents, to her birthday parties. As a result, she has raised over $10,000 for the sanctuary.





Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run at www.art4apes.com .

A donation of $5 for Young Artists is required for each entry and goes directly to the Center for Great Apes.

The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.



Support for Educators


We encourage entries from elementary, middle and high school classes and offer discounted rates and administrative support to educators who enter a body of work from their students. Please contact Lindsey@art4apes.com for details.



For each class of students entering we will offer a symbolic adoption of one of the resident apes at the Center for Great Apes. The class may select the ape and they will receive photographs, an adoption certificate, newsletters and updates.
We email a certificate of participation for each entrant which may count towards community service work.
We will also work with interested students to involve them in volunteer projects which will demonstrate their leadership skills and commitment to making the world a better place. Examples of past student projects include:
• Volunteering as a Gallery Assistant during the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition in Miami.
• Taking part in the eco-fashion show at the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition as a model.
• Supervising young models at the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition fashion show.
• Designing tee shirts related to the theme of ENDANGERED which could be sold to raise money for the Center for Great Apes.
• Fundraising projects.
• Spreading the word by encouraging other Young Artists to take part in the contest.




We have chosen to use all proceeds from the contest and exhibition to 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 www.CenterForGreatApes.org.



ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own 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 relating to this Contest.



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“Respect” by Young Artist, Stéphanie Norris. All Rights Reserved.
Stéphanie is a high school student educated in Hamburg, Germany and Lake Forest, California.





We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

• Through our website http://www.art4apes.com. We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work.
• Through our Facebook page http://facebook.com/art4apes – we encourage you to “friend” our page. We regularly post as many new entries as we can.
• We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.
• You may email Lindsey@art4apes.com at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.
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Armory Art Center Offers Two Exhibits And Free Lecture By Shawn Hall In Conjunction With Earth Day

The Armory Art Center will be showing two “Exhibitions of Works” by Shawn Hall, including 2D works and a separate art installation.  A lecture (April 20th) and the Opening Reception (April 22nd) are free and open to the public. Her artwork is often a reflection of the natural world, reminding the viewer that the Earth is in constant change. Shawn’s highly anticipated new installation project “Species Act” is running concurrently with the “Recent Works” exhibition. This installation will open at the Armory Art Center’s Greenfield Gallery on Earth Day 2016. It will showcase Shawn’s environmentally inspired, multidisciplinary work using themes and forms rooted in her ongoing exploration of nature.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to explore nature in a new way!






1700 Parker Avenue     W. Palm Beach, Florida 33401



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Two Exhibitions & Lecture





Wednesday, April 20th | 6 – 7:00 p.m

Armory Art Center Library






Opening Reception:

Friday, April 22nd | 6 – 8:00 p.m.

Wine and light refreshments will be served





Exhibitions are free and open to the public

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
East and Greenfield Galleries



“Pastoral Universe” by Shawn Hall


Shawn’s artwork is often a reflection of the natural world, reminding the viewer that the Earth is in constant change. Her paintings express a loose, often ironically humorous, abstract representational style. Despite her ventures into different mediums, her paintings inform all of her work. These paintings loop back and revisit the familiar territory of the forms and processes found in nature.




“How To build A Forest” Installation by Shawn Hall

Shawn’s highly anticipated new installation project Species Act is running concurrently with the Recent Works exhibition. This installation will open at the Armory Art Center’s Greenfield Gallery on Earth Day 2016. It will showcase Shawn’s environmentally inspired, multidisciplinary work using themes and forms rooted in her ongoing exploration of nature.



Untitled by Shawn Hall


Shawn Hall was born in Ann Arbor, MI and lives in New Orleans. She holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in several artist residences and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo shows include the CAC and Ogden Museum in New Orleans, Red Arrow in Nashville and Galleri Urbane in Dallas. Her installation “How To Build A Forest” premiered 2011 at The Kitchen in NYC and has been on tour since. Her work has been reviewed nationally in Art Papers, New Art Examiner, Hyperallergic and Pelican Bomb. She has work in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and the Linklaters Corporate collection in NYC. www.shawnhall.org



“Leaf” by Shawn Hall



The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.






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Cornell Art Museum Presents 3rd Annual Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale – Call For Artwork Through June 17th

The Cornell Art Museum is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale featuring donated artwork from around the country. Participating artists are asked to submit/donate original works of art in compliance with the 6×6 regulations. The art pieces will be a feature exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum for Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk on July 1, 2016, and sold at the Extraordinary Art Sale on July 28. All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the Call for Art!  This is an exciting event to be part of!!!








Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 33444








6×6 Artwork by Tim Carter , 2015 Event







June 17: All artwork must be received by 4:00 pm
July 1: First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, featuring the 6 x 6 pieces
July 1 –July 28: All donated artwork will be on display in the Museum
July 28: Extraordinary Art Sale, 6– 8pm.





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6×6 Pieces from 2015’s Event




Artists 18+ and all mediums are welcome – paintings, drawings, photography, glass, wood, ceramic, textile, collage, metal, mixed media, etc. The only restriction is that the work must adhere to the theme size.
• All 2-D art must be sized at 6 x 6 inches, and must be framed and ready to hang.
• All 3-D art must be contained to a 6 x 6 x 6 inch format, be flat backed, and ready to hang.
• All work will be on display at The Cornell Museum from July 1 through July 28 at the event.
• Each artist and one guest will receive complimentary admission to the July 28th event.
• Each artist will receive 10% off a purchase in the museum store with artwork donation receipt.
• Artwork larger than 6 x 6 inches will not be accepted.

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6×6 Pieces from 2015’s Event


For questions, please contact us: Marusca Gatto: 561-243-7922, ext. 305

Or Email  mgatto@OldSchool.org.









Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for over 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.



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