Every article The Rickie Report publishes is packed with information. Sometimes, we announce an art event that holds interest for art patrons and artists, a Call For Art to a juried show or exhibit, or an overview of an artist’s work and classes being offered in the community. On Friday, May 20th we published an article about the Fort Lauderdale Design and Remodeling Show. In today’s “tutorial”, we take a closer look at how artists, arts organizations and show promoters can use this article to find new opportunities.
Reading a TRR article and seeing beyond:
WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE…
2016 Ft. Lauderdale
Home Design and Remodeling Show’s
Jen Walls◊Lynda Sauls◊Steve Romero◊Patricia Beltran◊Yvette Michele Booth◊Shernett Muhammad◊Aida Tejada◊Josepo◊Sandra Garcia Pardo◊Phoenix Marks◊Brett Aiton◊Cynthia Inklebarger◊Tatiana Cast◊Terry Mulrooney◊Carlos Gonzalez
Look at the artists’ names.
Do you know anyone?
If you do, let them know you saw the article about them.
Sharing let’s them know you’re excited about their success!
We need to support each other…so when you express your enthusiasm, you will be paying it forward.
If you don’t know any of these artists:
We give you their website links…
Check out their artwork.
Do you feel a kinship to their style, medium or subject?
We can’t stress enough about the importance of meeting other artists and networking!
Email to introduce yourself and make a time to “talk art”.
Who knows…. you may become collaborators for a future exhibit.
Is your art organization is looking for a demo?
Think beyond this event!
Show promoters: What a great opportunity to meet these artists and invite them to YOUR event!
Check out the website!
Does this look like an event you’d like to be involved with in the future?
Get on the mailing list.
Contact the Show Producer NOW and ask how you can be involved the next time! We suggest you begin with an email explaining how you heard about the event. Follow up with a phone call.
What We learned from:
In her submission application, artist Jen Walls (who recently moved to Broward from Charlotte, NC) stated: “As a new resident of Broward County, I am thrilled to find a vibrant, active art community filled with a wide variety of venues and events. The arts here are a fantastic example of what other parts of the country could accomplish with the type of widespread support you see here in South Florida.”
Jen is a newcomer to the area and went right into the fray! We like her moxie! Jen is the type of person we want to associate with…she sees opportunities in new situations! Her whimsical art strikes a chord!
· “Surroundings” by Lynda Sauls, Steve Romero and Patricia Beltran of the Weston Art Guild aims to stimulate and provoke awareness of South Florida’s treasures. The artists invite the viewer to slow down and appreciate the artists’ reverence for the ordinary, overlooked, and awesome skies. Apart from their work as artists, Sauls serves as President of the Weston Art Guild; Romero aims to highlight the beauty of South Florida in his photographs; and Beltran offers art workshops for children at her studio.
The Weston Art Guild is active and involves it’s members in the community. Check it out!
Find out about Patricia Beltran’s workshops.
When an artists mentions they have studio space…
Do you need studio space? Is anyone interested in sharing? You will only know if you make the contact!
· “Abstractive Fusion” by Yvette Michele Booth and Shernett Muhammad, addresses the melting together of ideas and elements from nature, expressions of bold color and life experiences. Booth is an arts journalist and blogs weekly in support of a cure of Aids and HIV, using art as a means to create awareness. This is Muhammad’s second time participating in “At Home with Art.” Muhammad’s art reflects her dedication to capturing Florida’s natural environment.
Are you intrigued by Yvette’s and Shernett’s work?
Would either one do a demo for your organization? You will know if you contact them….
· “Delirium” by Miami artists, Aida Tejada, Josepo and Sandra Garcia-Pardo shows the consequences of obsessive experimentations on their art when looking for accurate definitions of their emotions and dreams, as well as the role of art and its commitment to society. Tejada teaches experimental photography at her studio; Josepo incorporates reclaimed materials, from his work in the construction business, and gives them new life. Sandra Garcia-Pardo is the 2011 recipient of the Miami-Dade Community and Tourist Development Council Grants Program.
Invite Aida to teach a workshop!
Ask Josepo if he offers tours of his studio…
What can you learn from Sandra, a Tourist Development Grant Recipient?
· “The Nature of Women” explores the world outside cities and towns: the kingdoms of animals and plants, the sunsets, mountains and vistas that inspire us as viewed, specifically through the eyes of women. Through Phoenix Marks’ photography and Jen Walls mixed-media work, they challenge the viewer to question: “What does our view of the wild say about our own human nature?” Marks serves as President of the National League of American Pen Women (Fort Lauderdale Branch) and Vice President of the Broward Art Guild; Walls has taught art in North Carolina and will participate this summer in the Artist in Residence program at the Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland.
National League Of American Pen Women is another wonderful networking opportunity! Find out about their meetings and go to one! Join!
What is the Broward Art Guild offering?
(LOTS – but do YOU know about it?)
Make the contact and get involved.
Phoenix is interested in the environment. Invite her to your camera group! Take a field trip with her!
· “Nature” is an exhibit displaying two artists’ love and perspective on the world we live. Brett Aiton having extensive training with animals, shows his love and respect for the creatures that keep humanity alive in his colorful oil paintings. Cynthia Bebak Inklebarger is an experienced mixed-media artist that paints nature from an abstract lens. Her style ranges from finite detail to colorful representations of the environment. Both of their devotion to the outside is evident in their differing illustrations. Aiton’s admiration of wildlife began in his native Indiana and studies in Veterinary Medicine. He has also written a series of teenage fiction books. Inklebarger has taught art and served as a docent and researcher for a non-profit art institution in Miami.
Does your organization want to engage teens? Animal lovers?
Brett is a great prospect!
Will he offer a workshop? Call….
How can Cynthia’s abstract perspective draw in new learners? The exploration of Mars is a hot topic! What can she add to your classes?
· “Spectrums of Color” by Tatiana Cast, Terry Arroyo Mulrooney and Carlos Gonzalez, showcases the vision of three artists regarding colors, shapes and light. Each artist with a unique style and perspective, demonstrates the great diversity that exists in the visual arts world. Cast is an art consultant and curator; Mulrooney is involved with the non-profit organization M.U.J.E.R. Florida and has provided families with paintings that replicate portrait photos that she took of children of families seeking support services from M.U.J.E.R.; Many of Gonzalez’ paintings are inspired by South Florida’s vibrant, musical influences.
Oh, the places Tatiana, Terry and Carlos will take you as you explore color, shape and light!
Make an appointment with Tatiana – she is an art consultant and curator! How can you work together? Email first, then follow-up…
Terry would love to share her experiences with M.U.J.E.R. – and perhaps MOVE you beyond your inspiration to DOING what you have dreamed of!
Carlos captures the musical mood with his paintings. Invite him to a jazz brunch and ask him to demo! If you are a non-profit, ask if hell donate a % of sales to your group!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
A full schedule of events that includes: Seminars by DIY Network’s Sara Bendrick of “I Hate My Yard” and Jason Cameron of “Man Caves” and “Desperate Landscapes”; consultations with South Florida Interior Designers at four room vignettes designed exclusively for the Show; as well as cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Experience Stage can be found at www.homeshows.net.
Stop by and meet these television personalities!
Get their contact information. Find out how YOUR artwork appear in one of their shows?
Meet these Interior Designers! Get their business cards. Send an email with some jpegs of your work. Make an appointment to follow up. They want to have fresh looks and art available for their clients….it could be YOUR ARTWORK!
Yes, you may bring your business cards to this event, but remember that these exhibitors are at this event to network and sell their work.
Please don’t overwhelm them with details. A quick introduction, taking their business card and a follow up email is the least intrusive way to go!
I hope this “tutorial” look at a Rickie Report article helps you achieve your goals.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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Rickie Leiter, Publisher
The Rickie Report
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420