6th Annual “ENDANGERED” Art4Apes Fine Art And Photography Exhibition Invites Everyone December 5 – 8 During Art Basel Week

 The 6th annual ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, celebrating the beauty found in endangered and threatened species, or habitats, will return to the Dade Heritage Trust.  Part of Art Basel week, this exhibit runs  Wednesday, December 5 to Saturday, December 8. It features special programs including classes, live paintings, and discussions, as well as a showcase of the finest work entered in the contest. Proceeds from the contest and exhibit benefit the Center for Great Apes, an award-winning, Florida-based, 501(c)(3) registered sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and we look forward to seeing you at the Opening Reception! There is plenty of parking nearby.

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018

Join us!

Wednesday, 5th – Saturday, 8th December

2 – 9 pm

For a unique exhibition focusing on all that is

ENDANGERED in the world

Have fun and help a wonderful sanctuary!

 

Hours 2 – 9pm

Dade Heritage Trust

190 SE 12 Terrace  Miami, FL 33131

Plenty of parking opposite and in multi-story car parks in the area.

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

If you’re going to be in Miami during Art Week we’d love for you to come visit and enjoy this year’s exhibition:

  • Features work by leading wildlife and nature artists

  • Lectures by Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author

  • Seminars by leading wildlife photographers and some of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists

  • Young Artists Saturday Forum learning to draw and paint animals

  • Miami Club Rum cocktail receptions from 6-9pm each evening

 

 

Program of Special Events:

 

Wednesday, December 5th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING BIRDS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

4-6 pm

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS: Challenges Facing Wildlife Photographers on Assignment with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books.  Book signing and discussion.

Limited seating, RSVP to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

6-9 pm  OPENING RECEPTION:

Meet Rickie Leiter, Judge and Founder of The Rickie Report and ENDANGERED Ambassador. Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process. A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011.

Flute performance by classically trained flautist and arts educator Susan E. Schiffman. Grammy nominated flautist and music educator, Susan Schiffman, was formally trained in music performance and education in France, Italy and New York.

Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

Thursday, December 6th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING APES: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

6-9 pm  MY ART: Cocktails with three of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists discussing their art and inspiration:

Irina Grammatina

Russian-born Irina takes inspiration from her world travels to paint on silk her exquisite designs reflecting her love for nature, wildlife and wild places. Her elegant pieces of wearable art are true collectibles.

Agata Ren

German-born Agata is on a mission to create artwork depicting how human interaction brings about the endangerment of species. Her vibrant and unique work has featured in exhibitions and public installations.

Linda Frost

Linda’s paintings closely resemble photographs and are often mistaken for such, however, she hesitates to label herself as a Photorealist. She feels that it’s the combination of her subject matter, the composition of her paintings and her process that separates her from Photorealism in the literal sense.

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum  & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

Friday, December 7th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING ELEPHANTS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

6-9 pm

BEHIND THE SHOT: Cocktails with three wildlife photographers who will give an insight into how they captured their best images!

Kirsten Hines

Focused on conservation and nature travel, Kirsten is a writer, photographer, and environmental educator with an M.Sc. in biology.

Phoenix Marks

For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art.

Ted Schiffman

Ted Schiffman has been a photographer for 46 years. He developed an interest and direction in color photography as a natural outlet for his many years of training and study as an artist.

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum  & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

 

Saturday, December 8th:

11 am – 2 pm  YOUNG ARTISTS FORUM – SPIRIT ANIMALS: Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor, Karen Kliethermes helps young people draw and paint their favorite animal

1 – 2 pm

National Geographic photographer, Ted Schiffman, takes young animal lovers on a VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING BIG CATS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

4-6 pm  GUEST LECTURE: Safari Adventures with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books

Limited seating, RSVP to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

6-9 pm   SATURDAY NIGHT RECEPTION

6:30-7pm  Flute performance by classically trained flautist and arts educator Susan E. Schiffman

Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. Each submission reflects the interpretation of “endangered,” as it applies to animals, nature, the environment, and plant species, in three artistic categories: Fine Art, including sculpture, jewelry, and wearable art; Photography; and a special category exclusively for young artists. All entry fees for the contest and the proceeds from art sales during the exhibition go to the Center for Great Apes, a 4 Star Charity Navigator rated non-profit, sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

The Center for Great Apes is an extraordinary facility located in Wauchula, Florida whose mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, research, or the exotic pet trade. The sanctuary encompasses over 100 acres and is home to 21 orangutans and 28 chimpanzees. Because of the generosity of artists, sponsors, and patrons that participate in the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest exhibition, the Center’s residents can continue to live and thrive with dignity in a safe, and enriching environment.

 

 

 

About ENDANGERED: Art4Apes:

The ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest, was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. The contest receives entries from all over the world. Entry fees and proceeds support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

For more information about the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition visit https://www.Art4Apes.com.

Join the Conversation:

Web: art4apes.com
Twitter: @art4apes
Facebook: www.facebook.com/art4apes


Instagram: instagram.com/art4apes

About Center for Great Apes:

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. 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. It is the only orangutan sanctuary in North America and one of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries in the world. The Center receives no government funding and relies on memberships, donations, private grants and fundraising efforts to support this vital work.

For more information please visit www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“ENDANGERED” Offers Opportunity To Showcase Concern For Animals, Plants, Environment With Your Artwork

“ENDANGERED” Art4Apes offers artists a unique opportunity to share their concerns for animals, plants, and the environment.  This prestigious exhibit takes place in December, during Art Basel in Miami, FL. The deadline to apply is September 23rd.  This is a world-wide call for entries and includes a YOUTH Entry application. Cash prizes will be given.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

A unique opportunity to showcase

your concern for animals, plants and the environment.

 

 

Click the link to see last year’s exhibition – enter the contest to win cash prizes and a place in the 2018 exhibition

 

Enter Now!

 

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online. Here’s the link

 

Deadline for submission is September 23, 2018.

Detailshttps://www.art4apes.com

Questions?Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018

You are invited to enter the 6th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either

• Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats

• Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Categories for entry:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999)

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories enter 1 or 2 artworks accompanied by a donation of $35 that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. There is no limit on the number of entries you may make. Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both categories.

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999 may enter one piece of art or photography with a donation of $5 USD per piece that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. There is no limit on the number of entries you may make. Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.

We will accept individual or class/group entries. Educators wishing to enter their students’ work should email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com for information on assistance and discounts for class entries.

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.

Application:

 

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Special Prizes:

A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.

The book, Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of Flower School New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

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

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes.

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contestand Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to compete in a contest and reach a new audience but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. 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.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.

Application:

Deadline for submission is September 23, 2018.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Overview Of NEW Dates For Gallery Exhibits And Calls For Artists Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control-Hurricane Irma

Pardon the inconvenience (Irma), as The Rickie Report shares NEW dates of Exhibits, Gallery presentations and Calls for art.  Many artists have experienced losses of supplies, studios, and artwork due to Irma.  As these artists’ basic needs are being taken care of by other agencies, we would like to suggest other ways to help:  Support the local art scene by showing up for events, by talking to the artists, and by purchasing their art. 

 

NEW  DATES  FOR  EXHIBITS, DEADLINES:

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

 

Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 21    5:30 – 7:30 pm

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/14/lighthouse-artcenter-faculty-ceramics-and-3d-exhibition-opens-2017-18-season/

 

 

 

Art On Park Gallery/ Artists of Palm Beach County

 

 

Opening Reception for Susan Oakes Exhibit:   Friday, September 22   5 to 8  pm

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/07/susan-oakes-is-featured-artist-at-art-on-park-gallery-with-new-images/

 

Deadline for the Portraits Exhibit has been extended to Wednesday, September 27

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/30/art-on-park-gallery-announces-portraits-2017-exhibition-with-call-for-art-and-free-public-reception/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave

 

 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 22   6 – 9 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Artist. Winner gets One Month Exhibit at Gallery!

 

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/11/artist-environmentalist-activist-exhibition-awaits-your-peoples-choice-vote-on-september-15th-at-artisans-on-the-ave/

 

 

Center For Creative Education

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:  Saturday, September 23  6PM

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/23/atb-fine-arts-presents-boys-to-men-iv-at-center-for-creative-education-gallery/

 

 

 

Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women

Opening Meeting!  New members Welcome!

Thursday, October 19, 2017    12:00 Noon

Deadline for reservations: Oct. 11, 2017

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/13/boca-raton-branch-national-league-of-american-pen-women-invite-you-to-october-opening-luncheon/

 

 

 

 

 

Art 4 Apes  Original Art And Photography Exhibit

 

Deadline Extended to October 15th

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/16/eminent-jurors-announced-for-5th-annual-endangered-as-call-for-artists-and-photographers-continues/

 

 

 

 

 

12th Annual Juried Art Fest On The Green 

 

 

Deadline Extended to November 1st for Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/09/12th-annual-art-fest-on-the-green-in-wellington-opens-applications-for-all-media-art-patrons-mark-your-calendars/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition Features Two Receptions, Meet The Artists And Eco-Fashion Show

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition announces its Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 30th at the historic offices of Dade Heritage Trust.  This exhibit will feature work by leading contemporary artists and photographers focusing on the beauty of endangered species and the threats they face.  The Guest Reception with the Artists takes place on Saturday, December 3rd and includes cocktails, canapés, music and an Eco-Fashion Show.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of this premiere art event.  Make your reservations now!

 

 

 

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The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition

 

Featuring work by leading contemporary artists and photographers focusing on the beauty of endangered species and the threats they face.

 

 

Wednesday, November 30th – Saturday, December 3rd
Wednesday – Friday 9am – 9pm
Saturday, 10am – 9pm

 

Opening Reception Wednesday, November 30th 6-9pm
RSVP and questions to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Scorched Earth” by Prelena Soma Owen. All Rights Reserved
First Prize Photography ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016

 

 

 

 

At the historic offices of Dade Heritage Trust

190 SE 12th Terrace   Miami, FL 33131

Several parking lots on the block

 

 

 

Guest Reception with the artists
Saturday, December 3rd 7-9pm
Cocktails, Canapés, DJ and Eco-Fashion Show
For tickets contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

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Cry Freedom Monkey by Anthony Burks. All Rights Reserved.

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Collosphaera Huxleyi, Müller DMO Trio Red.

Pendant by Sherry Cordova. All Rights Reserved.

Second Prize Wearable Art ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016

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Early Morning Fog by Phoenix-Spirit Diva. All Rights Reserved.

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Flying Florida Native Sparrow by Agata Ren. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Help a wonderful sanctuary:

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition raises funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) Florida-based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

Please visit: www.CenterForGreatApes.org to see why we are supporting this amazing place.  We would like to thank all the artists taking part for donating 30% of the price of their art to the Center for Great Apes.

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.

Generously sponsored by:

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With thanks to Jeff and Rickie Leiter for their support and encouragement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

Final Call For “Endangered Art & Photography Contest” Plus Announcement of Jurors

“ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016” announces its expert jury panel, which includes Charlene Modena, Professor Steve Baker and Brian Smith.  These three high profile jurors bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this contest. The jurors will score each entry in terms of creativity, success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED” and technical skill.  The Rickie Report urges everyone interested to apply, as the October 2nd DEADLINE approaches. We share the details about the jurors and the Contest here.

 

 

 

 

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The 4th annual ENDANGERED

Art & Photography Contest, 

Wearable Art, Jewelry and Fine Crafts

 

 

 

The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.

Get Application:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1081

A panel of three high profile jurors who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this contest judges the entries.This panel of three jurors will score each entry in terms of creativity, success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED” and technical skill. We are very proud to announce the 2016 ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest Jury Panel: Charlotte Modena, Professor Steve Baker and Brian Smith.

 

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Charlene Modena
Director, School of Jewelry & Metal Arts,
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Charlene at work in her studio in Muir Beach, California. All Rights Reserved

Ms. Modena received her MA in Sculpture from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Jewelry and Metal Arts and an MFA in Sculpture from Academy of Art University. She also studied with the S.F. Art Institute, Penland School in North Carolina and Haystack School in Maine, and conducted additional research in England, Mexico, Italy and Hawaii. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the world, including the American Institute of Architects, the University of Guanajuato (Mexico), the Butler Museum, Elements Gallery, the Velvet da Vinci Gallery and the Biennale Internationale-Limoges in France.

 

 

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Mysterious Ancestors gold, seashell, Egyptian paste. Charlene Modena. All Rights Reserved.

Ms. Modena brings years of conceptual investigation, and technical expertise to her artwork. Exploring the compelling contrasts between form, essence, and abstraction, her most recent series “Endangered” is an eloquent observation of the losses in the natural world. Handmade paper, iron, wood, neon, gold, copper, silver, gemstones, and beeswax are all balanced as a celebration and reflection of her highly individual aesthetic and an acknowledgment of the harmonious synergy of the human hand in object making.

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Endangered: Gangotri Glacier polyester, mica, aquamarine, sterling silver, diamond, acrylic, pearl. Charlene Modena. All Rights Reserved.

Ms. Modena’s work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. Collections include Xerox International, Trump Towers, and Ann Rockefeller Roberts. She is included in World’s Who’s Who of Women, and Foremost Women of the 20th C. Publications include Design Magazine, Metalsmith Journal, Ornament Magazine, American Crafts, Lark books 500 Pendants and Lockets, and 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. Charlene volunteered for many years in wildlife rehabilitation at Wildcare in San Rafael CA.  Take a look at more of her unique and intriguing work at http://www.charlenemodena.com

 

 

 

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Professor Steve Baker
Emeritus Professor of Art History
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Central Lancashire, UK
Professor Steve Baker. All Rights Reserved.

 

Steve Baker is an independent artist and writer, affiliated to the University of Central Lancashire as Emeritus Professor of Art History.  Since 2010 his artwork has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe, and was recently included in two major animal-themed museum shows in Poland and Germany.  Much of his writing over the past twenty years or so has directly addressed the visual representation of animals in art and in popular culture, and has contributed to the international development of animal studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences. His books include Artist|Animal, The Postmodern Animal, and Picturing the Beast.

 

 

A provocative exploration of the work of contemporary artists who engage with questions of animal life… Artist Animal” examines the work of contemporary artists who directly confront questions of animal life, treating animals not aesthetically or symbolically but rather as beings who actively share the world with humanity. Featuring full-color examples of their art, it situates artists within the wider project of thinking beyond the human, asserting art’s power to open new ways of thinking about animals.

 

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“Picturing the Beast” Animals, Identity, and Representation. Explores how human beings use animals and images of animals to define themselves.

From Mickey Mouse to the teddy bear, from the Republican elephant to the use of “jackass” as an all-purpose insult, images of animals play a central role in politics, entertainment, and social interactions. In this penetrating look at how Western culture pictures the beast, Steve Baker examines how such images–sometimes affectionate, sometimes derogatory, always distorting–affect how real animals are perceived and treated.

 

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“Artist|Animal” by Steve Baker

Steve Baker has made a significant contribution to the field of ‘animal studies’ in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and he is now recognized as a significant figure in the international development of this interdisciplinary field. He was a founder member of the Animal Studies Group in the UK. He is on the editorial boards of animal studies journals in the USA, UK, Australia and Italy, and also those of the book series ‘Animalibus’ (Penn State UP) and ‘Animal Publics’ (Sydney UP).  Since 2010 his artwork (which explores parallel themes to his academic research) has been shown in group exhibitions in the UK, USA and Australia, and has been reproduced and discussed in the journals Art & Research, Antennae, Tierstudien and Angelaki.  Steve brings a unique perspective to the Jury Panel. For more information visit: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/dr_steve_baker.php

 

 

 

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Brian Smith
Pulitzer Prize winning Photographer
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For the past 30 years, Brian Smith’s iconic portraits of famous celebrities, athletes and executives have been used in advertising, by corporations and have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Elle and British GQ.  His first magazine photograph appeared in LIFE Magazine when Smith was a 20-year-old student at the University of Missouri. Five years later, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his photographs of the Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was again a finalist for the Pulitzer for his photographs of Haiti in Turmoil.

 

 

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From: Haiti in Turmoil by Brian Smith. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Brian’s photograph of Greg Louganis hitting his head on the diving board at the Seoul Olympics won first place in both World Press Photo and the Pictures of the Year Competition.  His books include: Art & Soul photographed in partnership with The Creative Coalition and Sony, pairs Smith’s iconic portraits of celebrities from film, television, stage and music with their personal messages about the importance of funding the arts; Secrets of Great Portrait Photography from New Riders Press shares his stories from his last 30 years photographing portraits of the famous and infamous; and Sony A7/A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots.

 

 

Brian Smith’s work has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, American Museum of Natural History, Aperture Gallery, Chelsea Art Museum and the W Los Angeles. He’s appeared on The X Factor, Israel Channel One and Fine Living Network. His awards include the Pulitzer Prize, American Photography, Communication Arts Photography Awards, World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Best of Photojournalism, One Eyeland People Photographer of the Year, American Photo magazine’s New Faces in Photography, AltPick Awards and Photo District News Awards.

 

 

He is president of APA/Editorial Photographer and a Sony Artisan of Images and X-Rite Master Coloratti. His work has been featured on the covers of the Photo District News and Professional Photographer and in Communication Arts, After/Capture, American Photo, Popular Photography, Digital Photo Pro, Emerging Photographer, Inside Edge, PDN and Rangefinder magazines. His photography assignments have taken him to six continents racking up four million air miles yet they have always brought him home to Miami Beach. Please take a look at more of Brian’s work at www.briansmith.com

 

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From: Haiti in Turmoil by Brian Smith. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

TO ENTER THE CONTEST:

 

We are very proud and excited to have such an illustrious panel of jurors and are grateful to them for giving their time and expertise to help the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

Please enter images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1081

You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at http://www.art4apes.com
A donation of $25 ($5 for Young Artists) required for each entry and all fees go directly to the Center for Great Apes.
The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.
Cash prizes totaling $2,750 will be awarded in each category. First Prize will receive $1,500, Second Prize will receive $750 and Third Prize will receive $500.
Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at http://www.art4apes.com.

Help a wonderful sanctuary

 

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition is focused on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) Florida-based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care. Take a look at www.CenterForGreatApes.org to see why we are supporting this amazing place. 
ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center for Great Apes. 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.

Communication

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 entering on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time. Email Lindsey@art4apes.com if you would like to receive our monthly newsletter.
• You may email Lindsey@art4apes.com at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.

 

The ENDANGERED Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun. We offer artists and photographers great exposure for their entries. All entries are posted on our website, www.Art4Apes.com, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Endangered” Art & Photography Contest: Calling Jewelers, Fashion Designers, Craft Artists

The 4th annual “ENDANGERED” Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries. We want to encourage Wearable Artists, Jewelers and Craft Artists to take part in the Wearable Art category. This contest offers cash prizes, website and social media publicity and selected entries are awarded places in the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to enter what is always a highlight Exhibition!  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 4th annual ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest : Wearable Art, Jewelry and Fine Crafts

 

The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.

 

Get Application:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1081

 

 

 

Why we love Wearable Art:

Wearable Art is the most wonderful way for artists and their clients to express themselves and communicate their passions and views to a broader audience by, almost literally, wearing their hearts on their sleeves. We are trying to encourage widespread awareness of the importance of preserving endangered species and habitats. We encourage artists to celebrate the beauty and value of what we stand to lose or to illustrate the threats faced. Eco-friendly materials are encouraged.

 

 

 

Welcome to all forms of Wearable Art!  In earlier contests, artists have responded to the challenge to interpret ENDANGERED in unique and personal ways:

 

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We love Agata Ren’s umbrella, inspired by the story of Geri, one of the orangutans at the Center for Great Apes. Geri Orangutan Umbrella by Agata Ren and modeled by Agata Ren. Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

We do not generally put wearable art such as jewelry on full time display during our ENDANGERED exhibitions. We find it shows better on models and it is easier for us to keep the very portable artworks secure. We have a VIP cocktail reception, to which artists and their friends are invited and at that event we have informal modeling during the evening as well as a more formal fashion show with an MC and DJ.   Dramatic silks show well in formal and informal modeling shows.   Casual and formal clothes including hats are all welcome.   ENDANGERED: Art4Apes is grateful to our styling team: make-up artist Alyson Sichenzia Hearne and hair stylists Scott Hearne and Patricia Hardsaw.

 

 

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Zebra necklace in silver with agates and white precious stones by Danielle Goffa.

Photo credit Jon Norris. Modeled by Tara Basan. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

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Macaw Shawl, batik on silk by Kate Ford, modeled by Alyson Sichenzia at the ENDANGERED Exhibition in Miami, December 2015. Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.

 

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ENDANGERED Babies: Elephant embroidered fleece by Lise Yust. Modeled by Sidney Scholl. Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Accessories are a great way to communicate the theme of ENDANGERED.

 

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Tasmanian Tiger Bag by Agata Ren. Modeled by Scott Hearne.

Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

Judging of the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest:

Our panel of three jurors will score each entry in terms of creativity, success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED” and technical skill.  We are delighted to announce that Charlene Modena, award-winning artist and Director of the School of Jewelry and Metal Arts, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, has agreed to be one of our jurors. Charlene is an internationally acclaimed jeweler, enamelist and mixed media artist. Her recent series of pieces titled “Endangered” speaks of the losses in the natural world. This Endangered tiara is made from sterling silver, recycled jewelry and found objects.  Charlene volunteered for many years in wildlife rehabilitation at Wildcare in San Rafael CA.

 

 

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Endangered Tiara by Charlene Modena. All Rights Reserved.

 

How To Enter:

Please enter jpeg images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1081
You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at http://www.art4apes.com
A donation of $25 ($5 for Young Artists) required for each entry and all fees go directly to the Center for Great Apes.
The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.
Cash prizes totaling $2,750 will be awarded in each category. First Prize will receive $1,500, Second Prize will receive $750 and Third Prize will receive $500.
Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at http://www.art4apes.com.

Help a wonderful sanctuary:

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition is focused on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) Florida-based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care. Take a look at www.CenterForGreatApes.org to see why we are supporting this amazing place.
ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center for Great Apes. 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.

 

Communication:

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.

The ENDANGERED 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.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ENDANGERED Photography & Art Contest 2016, Call for Entries. Open to Adults And Young Artists

The “ENDANGERED Photography & Art Contest, 2016” is officially accepting applications!  This is the 4th Annual Contest, whose mission is to reach people globally and show their creative skills to focus on the issues of endangered species and habitats.   The theme, “endangered” is open to interpretation.  The Rickie Report is pleased to bring you this Call For Art Entries.  We look forward to celebrating your success in future articles!  All links are provided at the end of the article. Winners will be invited to exhibit their work in Miami during Art Basel week, November 28th to December 1st, 2016.  Deadline to Enter: October 2, 2016.  Open to Adults and Young Artist Categories! 

 

 

 

 

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For application:  

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1081

 

Contest Details:

 

 http://www.art4apes.com

 

About the Center For Great Apes:

 

 http://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

Facebook:

 http://facebook.com/art4apes

We encourage you to “friend” our page.

We regularly post as many new entries as we can.

 

Questions?

 

Email Lindsey@art4apes.com at any time with questions.

We try to respond promptly.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291