8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, “Loxahatchee Visions” Is Open To The Public, Including Other Family Activities

The 8th Annual Juried Art Contest – “Loxahatchee Visions” is available for everyone to enjoy!  Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty had difficulty choosing and you will see why!  In addition, there are family activities planned during the holiday break at the Refuge, including Binocular Bootcamp, and the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 30th (one of the oldest in North America).  This is the perfect time to bring others to experience the real Florida!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Citizen scientists, citizen artists…all good for our world.

 

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

8th Annual Juried Art Show

“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

 

View  The  Exhibit

At Visitors Center Auditorium

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

For information about the Refuge, visit www.loxahatcheefriends.com or call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303. The Refuge is located at 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, off U.S. 441 between Atlantic Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard. Entry fee $5/vehicle.

 

 

 

8th Annual Juried Art Contest – Loxahatchee Visions

 

 

Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty went through the difficult process of selecting the winners:

 

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady”

2nd Place – Lorrie B. Turner – “Loxahatchee” – Plein Air painting

3rd Place – Holly Rutchey – “Hidden Glades” – tricolored heron

Honorable Mention – Lene Hougaard – “Cypress Trees”

Honorable Mention – Joanne Baker MacLeod – “Loxahatchee Forest” – Raccoons

Honorable Mention – Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady” (Photo courtesy of Ruth Weiss)

 

 

Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place (Youth) – Nicholas Vogel – “Clouds Are Flying”

2nd Place (Youth) – Madison Andrews – “In Our Midst” – Bobcat 

3rd Place (Youth) – Matthew Vogel – “I See You” – Raccoon

 

Holly Rutchey, “A Hawk’s View”

 

 

CraigWatts  “Mallard Melody”

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Saturday, December 30th

 

9 am – Noon

 

 

 

Registration is requested but not required.

For more information or to register, please contact
Veronica Kelly at 561/735-6020 or by email at Veronica_Kelly@fws.gov.

 

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is excited to announce our first ever Christmas Bird Count for Kids which will be held on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The Christmas Bird Count, which began over 100 years ago, is one of the oldest wildlife surveys in not only North America, but the world. Kids and families around Palm Beach County will have a chance to become citizen scientists by taking part in this old tradition with a new twist, the Christmas Bird Count for Kids.

 

A binocular boot camp will kick-off the event in the visitor center auditorium, after which kids will divide into teams and head out into the field with volunteer experts to count and record the species of birds they locate. You may bring your own binoculars or borrow some from the refuge. Teams will meet back at the visitor center after the count for snacks and to tally their results.

This event is designed as a way for families to have fun outdoors and learn more about local birds. Kids of all birding abilities are encouraged to participate. Participants should come dressed for spending time outdoors. Children must be accompanied by their parents.

 

Help Us Grow!

Tell your friends about this hidden treasure! How many of them know we have a piece of the Everglades right here in Palm Beach County? Bring them out, and encourage them to join the Friends. Better yet, give them a gift membership!

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Elinor Williams
Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
www.loxahatcheefriends.com
www.facebook.com/loxahatcheefriends

“There are no other Everglades in the world.” ~Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Celebrate with us, The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 1982-2017

 

 

 

 

The refuge is located off U.S. 441/SR 7, two miles south of SR 804 (Boynton Beach Blvd.) and three miles north of SR 806 (Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue). The refuge is currently open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Refuge hours change seasonally and are posted at each entrance. The Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. An entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle or $1.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist is charged. A variety of annual passes, including a $12.00 refuge specific annual pass, are available.

Please visit the refuge website at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee/ and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ARMLoxahatcheeNWR.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

 

 

 

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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Announces 8th Annual “Loxahatchee Visions”

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 8th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”. Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest). Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge. The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 12th. The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!

 

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

ANNOUNCE:

8th Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

Sunday, November 12, 2017

1:00 PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

Meet The Artists

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

 

 

The contest is open to all artists. Each artist may submit one or two works of art, inspired by “Loxahatchee Visions.” Any media or mixed media may be used, with the exception of photography. (Save your photographs for next year’s photo contest!)

Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging.

Wrapped canvas edges are fine.

Size limit is 36″ on each side, including frame.

Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories – Novice (to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and older).

First prize – $250; Second prize – $150; Third prize – $100.

The entry fee is $10 for Friends members, volunteers and Refuge staff, and $25 for non-members.

The fee is waived for Novices.

Bring your artwork along with the entry form and entry fee in an envelope labeled “Friends Art Contest” to the Visitor Center.

For the Contest Entry Form and the complete set of rules, go to:
www.loxahatcheefriends.com/upload/Lox2017ArtContestForm.pdf

 

Questions?

Sue Rowe at sue.rowe769@yahoo.com or 207-440-0121    OR info@loxahatcheefriends.com

For more information about Loxahatchee Friends:

www.loxahatcheefriends.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

“Loxahatchee Visions” Announces Call For Artists And Open Public Reception

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 7th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”.  Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest).  Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 13th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

Seventh Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

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Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

 Sunday, November 13, 2016   1PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

 

10216 Lee Road   Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

 

 

 

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ABOUT THIS JURIED EXHIBIT:

 

 

 

Deadline:

Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center

from Monday, October 31, 2016 to Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium from Monday, November 7, 2016.

The Reception/Award Presentation will be Sunday, November 13, 2016 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

 

Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

  • ß  The contest is open to all artists.
  • ß  Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
  • ß  No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
  • ß  No photography-we have a separate photography contest in the winter season.
  • ß  The subject must be inspired by a “Loxahatchee vision…”
  • ß  Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
  • ß  Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas  or painted edges are OK
  • ß  Each entry can be no more than 36″ on a side including the frame.
  • ß  Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artists’ name, and the sale price.
  • ß  Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to the Refuge.
  • ß  Each artist will be expected to remove their art no later than Monday, January 23, 2017.

    Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final.

  • ß  There are two categories – Novice (up to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and above).
  • ß  Each category will be awarded a First Prize ($250); a Second Prize ($150); and a Third Prize ($100)
  • ß  Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
  • ß  Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

ß Novice (free)

ß Friends members and Refuge staff ($5.00)

ß All others  ($25)

Loxahatchee Visions Contest Entry Form

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.

Signature:______________________

Date:___________

Email:_______________________________

Phone:______________________

Street Address:__________________________________

City: ________________________

State: ________                 Zip:__________

 

PLEASE CHECK APPROPRIATE CATEGORY:

Ο   Adult

Ο   Novice

Title of Entry:

1.________________________________________

2.________________________________________

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name___________________________

Signature____________________________

Date____________

 

Questions?

Call or email Elinor Williams 561-496-4305 elinor@loxahatcheefriends.com

For more information about Loxahatchee Friends:

www.loxahatcheefriends.com

 

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

Friends Of Loxahatchee Invite You To Plein Air Exhibit At Visitor Center And Call For Photo Contest

The Friends of Loxahatchee continue to show the many sides of this National Wildlife Refuge that is right in our own backyard.  The Plein Air Palm Beach Artists hosted a paint-out at Loxahatchee and are exhibiting 33 paintings until April 14th at the Visitor’s Center.  Beginning on May 1st, the Exhibit will focus on Photography at Loxahatchee. The Rickie Report shares the details of the Plein Air Exhibit, the Photography Contest and Exhibit at this National treasure, to which everyone is invited. 

 

 

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Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall

Loxahatchee

National Wildlife Refuge

Invite You:

 

Plein Air Paintings:  

Now through April 14, 2016

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Photography Exhibit: 

Opening Reception/Awards

Sunday, May 1, 2016

1 PM

Wine and cheese reception to follow

 

The Visitor Center

Open daily 9-4

The Loxahatchee NWR is at 10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach 33473

The main entrance and Visitor Center are located at:

10216 Lee Road      Boynton Beach, FL 33473

 

 

Main entrance: 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Blvd, West off US 441/SR7

Plein Air at Loxahatchee

 

 

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Organized by Ralph Papa, Donna Walsh and Plein Air Palm Beach Artists

 

 

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The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge preserves a portion of the once vast northern Everglades.

 

 

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It provides habitat and protection for endangered wildlife such as the snail kite and the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator.

 

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It is 143,954 acres of northern Everglades and cypress swamp, protecting the integrity of the remaining Everglades ecosystem.

 

 

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“There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.” – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

 

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PHOTO CONTEST

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 33rd Annual Photography Contest

Sponsored by The Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge

 

 Photo contest coordinator is Cathy Patterson, and photo judge panel from the Everglades Photo Society.

For additional information AND MODEL RELEASE FORM

please visit

http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/

Deadline: Entries will be accepted from Saturday, January 9, 2016 to Sunday, April 17, 2016. Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Refuge Visitor Center. Entries sent by mail must be received no later than Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Rules: Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.

  • ß  The contest is open to all photographers except members of the Everglades Photographic Society.
  • ß  All entries must be taken within boundaries of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (LNWR), StormwaterTreatment Area 1 (STA-1W and STA-1E), Wellington Environmental Park, Strazzulla Tract Wetlands, and Water Conservation Area 2(WCA 2A and WCA 2B).
  • ß  Each submission is limited to a total of no more than 5 images.  No more than 2 submissions per photographer.
  • ß  Submitted entries must be the original work of the photographer, and the photographer must own the copyright to the image. The photographer retains the copyright of the submitted images but must agree to allow the LNWR to use and publish the submitted entries without further compensation to the copyright holder.
  • ß  Photos that have won awards in previous LNWR photo contests may not be resubmitted. Photos that have been published or sold may not be submitted.
  • ß  Photos containing recognizable images of people must be accompanied by a model release. More information about the model release and the release form can be obtained at the contest web site: http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/
  • ß  Submissions must be digital, and they must be submitted on a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. Photos that were taken with a film camera must be scanned in and submitted on a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. Digital support is available if needed by contacting the EvergladesPhotographic Society at loxcontest@evergladesphotosociety.org
  • ß  High-resolution JPEG images, measuring at least 2000 pixels on the longest side, may be copied on as many CDs, DVDs, or USB flash drives as needed. These will be the images used for final judging and publication/exhibition. If you prefer, you may simply submit the original JPEG image as taken by the camera.
  • ß  Each image must be labeled with your first and last name, image title, and category it is to enter. For example: FirstLast-Title-Category.jpg. If you know the common name of the species photographed, please include it in your title.
  • ß  Each CD, DVD, or USB flash drive must bear the photographer’s name, phone number, and e-mail address. Media used to submit entries will not be returned.All photographs, except those submitted as Artistic, should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. Acceptable: adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; cropping; black and white conversions. High Dynamic Range imaging is acceptable in all categories. Stitching is acceptable in Landscapes. Unacceptable, except for Artistic: composites (combination of two or more photos, not of the same scene); the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos; digital effects that do not show the scene in its natural way.1 People may be included in photos in all categories except Avian, Fauna, and Flora.

Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. All decisions of the judges are final.
ß Avian – Birds in their natural habitat.

ß Fauna – Animals (other than Birds) in their natural habitat, including close-ups of invertebrates.

ß Flora – Plants in their natural habitat, including close-ups of flowers, fungi, lichen, and algae.

ß Landscapes – Expansive and dramatic views of the land and its features.

ß Artistic – Artistic compositions in nature both natural and manipulated in post processing (infrared, unlimited digital manipulation).

ß Youth – Any entry of up to 5 photographs by photographers under 18 years of age. Each photograph must fit into one of the categories above.

Entry Fee: A check or money order in the amount of $20 (US) must be included with your entry and made out to Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge. Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge members and Refuge Staff may enter the contest for $10 (US). Participants in the youth category may enter the contest for free.

Entry Form: Each submission MUST be accompanied by a completed entry form with ALL information clearly filled out.

Submission: Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Refuge Visitor Center at:

Prizes: If there are less than ten entries in any category, the judges may choose not to award prizes in that category. One grand prize of $150 (US) will be awarded. Awards for each category:

ß 1st Place – $75 ß 2nd Place – $50 ß 3rd Place – $25

Winning images may be cropped to 8×10 or other sizes for exhibition at the Refuge Visitor Center and other venues.

1 As stated by the National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest, with small modifications.

Loxahatchee Photo Contest
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, Florida 33473-4797

Name:
Address:
City:
Telephone:
Entry Information:

Sponsored by The Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge

Contest Entry Form

State:

E-mail:

Zip:

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 33rd Annual Photography Contest

Category

Title or Species Name

1

2

3

4

5

Categories: Artistic, Avian, Fauna, Flora, Landscape, Youth

 

 

I am a Friends Member, Refuge Volunteer, or Refuge Staff Member (Entry Fee $10)

I am entering in the Youth (Under 18) category (FREE)

None of the above (Entry Fee $20)

 

Entering the 2016 contest grants the Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the right to reproduce, modify, publish, and publicly display the submitted photographs in print or electronic form for educational and promotional purposes without compensation and without notice to the photographer. The submitted photographs will become the property of the Refuge. All other rights to these images will be retained by the photographer. Photos containing recognizable images of people must be accompanied by a model release.

 

 

More information about the model release and the release form can be obtained at the contest web site: http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/

 

 

Entries will be accepted at the Refuge Visitor Center on Lee Road between January 9, 2016 and April 17, 2016. Entries sent by mail must be received no later than April 16, 2016. Please note: The contest ends on a Sunday.

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that all photo entries were produced by me. Signature: Date:

For additional information please visit http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following:

I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name  __________________

Signature _________________________

Date _______________

ABOUT LOXAHATCHEE:

 

The Refuge is open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day.

The Visitor Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.

Automobile……..$5.00
Pedestrian …….. $1.00
Several kinds of entrance passes can be purchased for those who frequently visit National Wildlife Refuges and other federal recreational fee areas.
An annual pass to this Refuge can be purchased for $12.

No pets or camping are allowed on the Refuge.

Contact Information

Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge
P.O. Box 6777
Delray Beach, FL 33482-6777
Email Us – info@loxahatcheefriends.com
Visitor Center, Gift Shop, General Information:
Tel: (561) 734-8303

 

 

 

 

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

Friends of Loxahatchee Shares Call For “Loxahatchee Visions”

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce their Sixth Annual Juried Art Contest and Show, “Loxahatchee Visions”.  This is open to all artists, including youth.  The Rickie Report shares the application here. There are cash prizes and the opportunity to sell your artwork  Art Patrons and Visitors will see the exhibit at the Visitor Center beginning on October 19th. The Opening Reception and Awards event takes place on Sunday, October 25th.  

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

“LOXAHATCHEE VISIONS”

 

 

Martin Fitzgerald's "Lilli Pads" from Loxahatchee

Martin Fitzgerald’s “Lilli Pads” from Loxahatchee

 

Directions: Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is located in Boynton Beach, FL., between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Route 441.

In our Visitor Center, located in the Cypress Swamp next to the 0.4 mile boardwalk, you can learn about our wildlife, habitats, management activities and even see what the interior of the Refuge looks like on a virtual airboat ride, all without ever actually stepping outside. Other informative and interactive exhibits and displays include the history of the Refuge, a tree island and gator hole diorama, and night sounds of the Everglades. Come out and see for yourself!

For more information, call (561) 734-8303

 

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Deadline: Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center from Monday, October 12, 2015 to Saturday, October 17, 2015.

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium from Monday, October 19, 2015.

The Reception and Award Presentation will be Sunday, October 25, 2015 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

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Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

  •   The contest is open to all artists.
  •   Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
  •   No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
  •   No photography-we have a separate photography contest in the winter season.
  •   The subject must be inspired by a “Loxahatchee vision…”
  •   Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
  •   Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas painted edges are OK
  •   Each entry can be no more than 36″ on a side including the frame.
  •   Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artists’ name, and the sale price.
  •   Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to the Refuge.
  •   Each artist will be expected to remove their art no later than Sunday, January 3, 2016 or Monday, January 4, 2016.

    Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final.

  •   There are two categories – Novice (up to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and above).
  •   Each category will be awarded a First Prize ($250); a Second Prize ($150); and a Third Prize ($100)
  •   Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
  •   Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

 Novice (free)
 Friends members and Refuge staff ($5.00)

 All others  ($25.00)

Name:

Address:

City:

Telephone:

E-mail:

 

 

Loxahatchee Visions Contest Entry Form

 

Name:

Address:

City:

State:                             Zip Code:

Telephone:

Mobile Phone:

Email Address:

 

Circle One:     Novice        Adult

Title of Entry 1:

Title of Entry 2:

 

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.

Signature:

Date:

 

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name:

Signature:

Date:

 

Entry forms and rules are available at the Visitor Center or can be downloaded from their website  www.loxahatcheefriends.com

Questions?

Call or email Steve Horowitz

561-637-9751   stephenjayme@yahoo.com

 

 

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

Stanley Dornfest’s Rich Landscapes Are Exhibiting at Linda White Gallery

Stanley Dornfest’s rich landscapes are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery in Artists Alley located in Delray Beach.  The Rickie Report met Stanley at an “On the Avenue” event and was drawn to his tropical artwork.  Artists Alley’s monthly Open Studios is December 19th.  We hope you will stop by and meet Stanley and relish in his work!  More details are in this article.

Stanley Dornfest

 

Artists Alley

 

OPEN STUDIOS

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

6 – 9 pm

 

 

Stan Dornfest

Stan Dornfest

 

Stanley Dornfest’s paintings are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery located in Artists Alley in Delray Beach.  Each month, on the third Thursday, all of the Artists’ Studios and Galleries are Open to the Public.  Enjoy refreshments while you walk from one studio to another, meeting the artists who create everything you are seeing.  The next Open Studios takes place on Thursday, December 19th from 6- 9 pm.

 

"Springtime Begins"

“Springtime Begins”

 

 

Stanley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Cooper Union. While pursuing his career as a Creative/Art Director in the New York Advertising Industry, he continued to explore his passion for painting.  In New York, Stanley’s SOLO shows include: The Donald Gallery (Dobbs Ferry, NY) and Heritage Frame  (Tarrytown, NY). Stanley was also a member of the Faculty at Parsons School of Design.

Stanley shares, “I have always felt most spiritual when I am physically and emotionally enveloped by a landscape. The mystical state of mind that these inspiring locales transport me to, is what I strive to reflect in my painting”.

 

"Green Cay"

“Green Cay”

 

“For me, rather than merely documenting topography, painting is more about expressing the spiritual journey that the world of nature transports me to”, he says.

 

TRR:    Do you prefer oil or acrylic? 

SD:

I paint in Acrylics because I actually like the quick drying time, the versatility of the mediums and the quick clean up time which fits into my life.

 

TRR:  What did you teach at Parsons? 

SD:

I developed and taught a course for design students called:”Art Direction-Expanding Your Options” . The course explored different career paths that Design/Art  students could take.

 

"Spring Awakening"

“Spring Awakening”

 

TRR:   Were you artistic as a child? 

SD:

My elementary school teacher summoned my mother to the classroom to explain to her that she felt that I was very talented in Art. She offered to loan me her oil paints over the summer so that I could continue painting. My mother explained to her that she could afford to purchase a set of oil paints for me. Not only did my mother buy the paints, but she researched and found courses for me to take on Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Brooklyn College, which nurtured my life long passion for painting.

 

From an early age, I was always painting. After High School, I was fortunate to get accepted to The Cooper Union Art School. After Cooper, I pursued a long, successful career as an Advertising Creative/Art Director but during that time – I continued to paint. As my advertising career tapered off-my painting endeavors expanded.

"Across The Pond"

“Across The Pond”

In Florida, Stanley’s paintings have been exhibited at The Boca Museum of Art, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter, The Armory Art Center and the Rosen Museum Gallery.  He was also featured in Travel Host Magazine.   He is a Participating Signature Member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild and a Founding Member of the Florida Scape Artists. Stanley’s work is represented in both Public and Private Collections.

 

For more information about Stanley Dornfest’s paintings, please visit   standornfest.com or call  561-865-7077

ARTISTS ALLEY is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. Check out the website- ArtistsAlleyDelray.com

LOCATION – The alley runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks.

EASY DIRECTIONS – From Atlantic Ave. go north on Federal Hwy., go west on NE 4th St., cross the RR tracks, go 80 feet and make a left into Artists Alley. Make your second or third left into the warehouses. You can print a map at www.CacaceArt.com

FREE PARKING – in the city lot on NE 3rd Avenue just south of NE 4th St. This is the best parking for our events. It’s a well lit parking lot a half a block away.

 

 

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

Deb LaFogg Docherty Announces Book Signing Event and Shares Tips for Artists Applying to Juried Shows

Since The Rickie Report first wrote about Deb LaFogg Docherty in September, 2011, she has been busy painting, entering, and winning awards at juried shows around the country.  Deb is just back from being a featured artist at Art Basel’s “Endangered” Exhibit.  In addition, Deb illustrated a children’s book, “Rosie’s Song” and served as a judge for the Friends of Loxahatchee Art Show!  In this article you will find information about Deb’s book-signings, shows, demos and some important tips from an art show judge’s point of view.

 

 

Deb LaFogg Docherty

 

 

deb-and-a-wolf

 

Deb LaFogg Docherty is an artist who believes in sharing her insights with others.  The Rickie Report stresses the importance of networking with other artists and Deb not only does that, she acts as a mentor as well.  

 

"Waiting for Mom"

“Waiting for Mom”

 

Recently she was chosen to judge the Loxahatchee Art Show and we asked her to share her thoughts.   “The Loxahatchee show was the first time I judged a show. It was more difficult then I thought it would be, since normally I’m one of the artists in the show”, she said.

 

"Under Mom's Watchful Eye"

“Under Mom’s Watchful Eye”

 

The Rickie Report asked what Deb observed as she examined each entry.    First, Deb referred to the rules of the application.  “This is what I was looking for:  Was it a place in the Loxahatchee Refuge and if not, could it be found there?  Next, what caught my eye?  What made the painting stand out from the rest?  Then I got down to the technique, lighting, composition and color, the same principles I base my work”.

 

"Palmettos in Warm Light"

“Palmettos in Warm Light”

 

She goes on to explain, “Most of all, I wanted the artists that were selected for prizes to know why they were chosen. So, at the Awards Ceremony I spoke about each winner’s painting.  It’s very difficult to judge a show. It is even harder when talented artists you know submit their work. No matter what you do, you feel like your going to offend someone.  I tried to remain neutral and stick to the criteria I had set for myself before I saw the entries”.

 

 

 

"Captured Gaze"

“Captured Gaze”

Deb’s Important Tips and Things to keep in mind when entering in a show:

 

  • What is the theme of the show?
  • Make sure it’s framed properly
  • Meet the entry deadline and rules to enter

 

“Giving these tips to artists that want to get into competitions and juried shows… that’s tough because no matter what you decide to enter you are not always going to get in. I can attest to that. Always enter your best work because it is a reflection on you. But more importantly never give up!  And yes, I would be willing to jury more shows” Deb reveals.

 

 


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“Rosie’s Song” is Now Available!

 

 

"Rosie's Song" Book Cover

“Rosie’s Song” Book Cover

 

“Rosie’s Song” is appropriate for children aged 3-8 years old. “When Rosie the sea star’s roving brothers get caught out in a storm, she fears they are lost forever. Filled with determination and worry, she sets out on her own adventure to find them and almost gets lost herself – before ending back right where she began, in the loving embrace of her family. Rosie’s Song tells a story of family love, wrapped up with a quiet message of ocean conservation and courage. Rosie’s Song is a beautifully illustrated, full-color children’s picture book”.  There are a total of 48 including cover and double truck in Pastels.  Deb LaFogg illustrated the book and Mary Kate Leming is the author.  A second book in the works.

 

Book events:

Family Fun Fest

Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Family Fun Fest  at Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.   Meet author Mary Kate Leming of Ocean Ridge and illustrator Deborah LaFogg Docherty of Boynton Beach. This is a free event.

 

 

Sandoway House

 

Parents and children are invited to a story reading and book signing at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21st  at  Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach.     The regular $4 museum admission will apply.   Meet the creators of Rosie’s Song following the 10:30 a.m. shark feeding.

 

You can also purchase Rosie’s Song   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0991055608

or contact Deb LaFogg Docherty or Mary Kate Leming.    Total cost with Tax: $20.00

 

 

Deb’s Upcoming Shows and Demos:

 

 

SOLO Show at the Tropical Audubon’s Doc Thompson House    January 6 – Feb 3, 2014   South Miami, FL

Demo:   Briney Breezes Art Society – Jan 7, 2014

Delray Art League Show   January 11-12, 2014  Veterans Park  Delray Beach, FL

Wellington Fine Art Festival – January 25-26,2014 Wellington, FL

 Pigeon Key Art Festival – February 8-9,2014  Marathon, FL

 Demo:  Wellington Art Society – Feb 12, 2014    Wellington Community Center

Artigras – February 15-17, 2014  Jupiter, FL

 Delray Art League Show  – February 22-23   Old School Square  Delray Beach, FL

Sarasota Wildlife Festival – March 1-2, 2014  Sarasota, FL

Delray Art League Show   March 8-9 , 2014    Veterans Park   Delray Beach, FL

Demo:  Palm City Art Society – March 12, 2014

Delray Art League Show  March 22-23, 2014   Old School Square   Delray Beach, FL

Delray Art League Show  March 29-30, 2014   Old School Square   Delray Beach, FL

Delray Art League Show  April 12-13, 2014   Veterans Park   Delray Beach, FL

Delray Affair – April 25-27,2014  Delray Beach, FL

Ding Darling SOLO  Show – January 2015 Naples FL

 

For more information please contact:

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty, AFC, MC, PSA
Wildlife Artist
Please visit to see or purchase prints of her most recent works:
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/deb-lafoggdocherty.html

 

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