Call for Artists! No Entry Fee For Event to Benefit Arthritis Foundation

This is a fabulous CALL for Artists, Fine Crafters, Hand crafters and Emerging Artists:  A one-day, indoor art show with NO ENTRY FEE and it includes lunch! 10% of your proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation.  Jill Burton, of Sand Hill Cove Retirement Living is looking forward to hearing from you before the spaces fill up!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  NOTE TO ART LOVERS:  Stop by this event to support your local artists and the Arthritis Foundation!  It is Open to the Public and FREE to attend!

 

 ART SALE AND SHOW

 


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Saturday, February 28th  

10 am – 5pm 

1500 SW Capri (corner of Mapp & Matheson)    Palm City, FL

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For more information please contact Jill Burton at 772.220.1090

 

 

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Delray Art League Celebrates 50 years with CALL TO ARTISTS, New Members, Special Banquet And Events

Please join the Delray Art League (DAL) in celebrating 50 YEARS of outstanding art and art education!  DAL is opening a CALL TO ARTISTS for a Plein Air Contest (DEADLINE: January 30th), extending an invitation for NEW MEMBERS to join, sharing the INDOOR and OUTDOOR EXHIBIT dates, and selling tickets to their CELEBRATION of ART Banquet on February 27th!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here.  Congratulations, DAL, here’s to 50 more!

 

 

 

 

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 EVENT SCHEDULE:

 

Plein Air Art Festival

Thurs. Feb 26, 2015    8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
In the courtyard of the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue  Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)
Cash awards totaling $2000
Judging, Exhibition & sale 4 – 7 p.m.
Live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra

 

Artists in the Park – 3 Day Art Festival

 

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015       9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Music & Street performers

 

Artist Within

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 28, 2015  and  March 1, 2015     10 a.m.-4:00 p.m

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Various age groups of children will create drawings on large paper pads
Creations will be on display & each young artist will be able to take their masterpiece home
No registration, just show up

 

Youth Art programs and High School Art Contest

Sunday, March 1, 2015     10 a.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Art Festival and Portraiture Artists
Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel

Celebration Banquet

Public Invitation to Artists, Galleries, former DAL Members and Supporters of the Arts to attend the DAL Celebration of Art Banquet, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015

 

The Delray Art League cordially invites all local Artists, Galleries, Community Members, Patrons and other Supporters to join us at our Celebration of 50 Years of Art Banquet.

Friday February 27th, 2015

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Gymnasium

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Cost: $40.00 per person

Keynote speaker will be Joe Gillie, President & CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts
Includes dinner, dancing, fine art silent auction, gift basket raffle and more…
Proceeds go to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program.

For more information and/or tickets contact:  Manny Jomok manny@mannyjomok.com  or call 732-208-3842

CHECK OUT THE AUCTION ITEMS:

http://www.pleinairpalmbeach.com/DAL50th/SilentAuction.html

 

 

Call to Artists to participate in DAL’s 50th Year Celebration Plein Air Contest, Thursday, Feb. 26th, 2015

 

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Inaugural Plein Air Competition in Delray Beach, FL

Artists can register and apply at: www.PleinAirPalmBeach.com/CallForEntry

This event is part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Delray Art League and hosted by the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square in Delray Beach on their 25th Anniversary.

Artists will have the opportunity to enjoy not only painting, but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewer, this art form can be very exciting because it invites you into the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world. The competitive side of the process pits artists against each other for prizes to be awarded at the end of a day of painting “en plein air” (outside on location).

 

Judges for the event will be Marisa Pascucci, Curator at the Boca Museum of Art; Violeta de la Serna, Regional Sales Manager for Plein Air Magazine; and Michele Byrne, Nationally Renown Plein Air Artist and Art Educator.

 

The Competition: February 26, 2015:

 

  • 8 to 9 am: Artists check in and stamping of canvases at the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL.
  • After check-in, artists may paint anywhere in the downtown area of Delray Beach. That includes the area within 4 blocks north or south of East Atlantic Avenue from Swinton Avenue to the Ocean Beach
  • Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium, except photography will be accepted.
  • 3-4 pm: Competing artists can turn in up to two framed, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed on the artist easel(s) under the Big Top Tent at Old School Square. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm
  • 4:30 pm: Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Tent Area

 

The Plein Air Painting Locations:

Each artist will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. In case of rain, there will be a list of covered locations where artists are invited to paint. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intra-coastal waterway views, small shops and much more.

The Awards:

Cash awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

Entry Deadline – January 30th , 2015
Application fee – $40

For more information contact:   Ralph Papa   561-3740837      artistpapa@bellsouth.net

 

Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners

Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners

 

DAL Invitation for New Members

 

 

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 New Member’s Artwork

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:
 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information: www.delrayartleague.com

 

Delray Art League’s Artists

in the Park Outdoor Show Schedule

 

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Fine Art Exhibition & Sale

The Delray Art League’s outdoor art shows are one of the longest running fine art venues in South Florida. Artist works represent a variety of mediums including acrylic, ceramics, oil, pastel, photography and watercolor. Members donate a portion of all sales to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts. DAL is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and is celebrating its 50th Year Anniversary in 2015.

 

Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

2015 Outdoor Show Schedule:

Shows run 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 Old School Square

Feb. 7 & 8 Veterans Park

Feb. 14 & 15 Old School Square

Feb. 21 & 22 Old School Square 

Feb. 27, 28 & March 1 Old School Square

March 7 & 8 Veterans Park

March 21 & 22 Old School Square

March 28 & 29 Veterans Park

Veterans Park is located on Atlantic Avenue and the Inter-coastal in Delray Beach.

Old School Square is located on the corner of Atlantic Ave and Swinton Ave in Delray Beach.

 

 

Delray Art League Artists in the Park

Delray Art League Artists in the Park

 

For more information please visit:

http://delrayartleague.com

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague

 

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561-537-0291

 

CALL FOR FINE ART AND CRAFTS: “Natural Wonders of Florida” and Public Invited to Reception

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida”, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas. The exhibit runs during this area’s high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this CALL TO ARTISTS! The DEADLINE is February 11th!  Attention ART LOVERS: Mark these dates for the public reception!

 

 

Call to Artists and Application

“Natural Wonders of Florida”

Public is Invited:

Reception and announcement of awards.

Friday, April 17th 6 – 8:30 pm

Exhibit Runs:  March 11 – May 7, 2015

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

"Native Basket" by Terri Salamoni and Mary Catello

“Native Basket” by Terri Salamoni and Mary Catello

 

 

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present Natural Wonders of Florida, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas.

"Great Egret" by John McManus

“Great Egret” by John McManus

The exhibit runs during our high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded, amount of awards depending on number of entries.

 

"Heron" by Sheryl Hughes

“Heron” by Sheryl Hughes

Subject matter will feature Florida native/winter-residing flora and fauna and/or scenes of pristine areas of Florida, e.g. state and county parks and marine reserves. Fine craft and abstract art may incorporate native materials to qualify, e.g. wood, fronds, grasses, flowers, etc. Works may include people enjoying the natural wonders of Florida as well as historic landmarks, e.g. lighthouses, pioneer dwellings and plantations, etc.  Of necessity, space available, number of works and order of submission will determine acceptances. The jurors’ decision is final.

 

 

Key Dates:

February 11 – Entries & checks due by email or postmarked by this date.
February 13 – Notification of acceptance sent out via email.
February 27 2 – 4 pm – Artwork drop-off.
February 28 9 am-1 pm – Artwork drop-off.
March 7 10 am – 1 pm – Final drop-off.
March 11 – Exhibit opens to the public.
April 17 6 – 8:30 pm – Reception and announcement of awards.
May 7 – Exhibit closes.
May 8 2 – 4 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 9 9 am – 1 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 16 10 am – 1 pm – Final pick-up.

To request an application, email: okeeheeleefriends@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS:

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeleelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

 

From I-95, exit at Forest Hill Boulevard and head west. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between Jog Road and the Turnpike overpass on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

 

From U.S. Highway 441, head east on Forest Hill Boulevard. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between the Turnpike overpass and Jog Road on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

MEMBERSHIP

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center, Inc. is designed to promote an appreciation of our natural world to the general public through educational programs that reflect Okeeheelee Nature Center’s commitment to the stewardship of Florida’s natural resources. This is done by raising monies for the enhancement and diversification of programs, assisting staff with recruitment of volunteers, training programs, and publicity. We invite you to support the work of the center as a non-profit corporation by becoming a member. All monies collected are used to benefit the Center and its programs. Your annual tax-deductible contribution funds materials for service and management projects, exhibits, and other educational pursuits. Members receive invitations to all special happenings and a 10% discount at the gift shop.

 

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS! First Annual Art At The Avenue In Viera, FL

Looking for a new venue to show your artwork and fine crafts?  The Rickie Report is pleased to share this CALL FOR ART!  A veteran artist originally from Palm Beach County, Sheryl Hughes, is bringing artists together in her new location for a two-day art event in March.  Viera, FL is a suburb of Melbourne. The DEADLINE is February 6th.  We share the application and information here.  Let us know when you get accepted so we can share your good news!

 

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Located in a beautiful Central Park at The Avenue, Viera, on Lake Andrew Drive, the first annual “Art at the Avenue” will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015 with an option to set up one’s tent and sell on Friday evening as well. Eight awards will be given based on the judge’s evaluation of the body of work within the booth rather than one particular piece. Originality, presentation and mastery of the medium will be considered.

Rules & Regulations

The Inaugural “Art at the Avenue” Art Festival 2015
An Outdoor Fine Art Festival sponsored by The Avenue and Art Gallery of Viera
Phone: (321) 504-4343
Show Dates: March 21 and March 22, 2015. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. There is an option to set up late afternoon on Friday, March 20, and open for business that evening.
Location: Central Park at The Avenue, Lake Andrew Drive, Viera, FL 32940
Application Deadline: no later than February 6, 2015 at midnight EST
Acceptance Notification: no later than February 8, 2015.
Booth Payment Deadline: February 10, 2015

Requirements

1. Completed Application Form (mailed, emailed or hand delivered) plus
2. Three (3) Digital Images of artist work, and one (1) image of booth and
3. Booth fee of $125 (payment to be made after an acceptance email or phone call is received by applicant)

 

Jury Details

Organized and presented by The Avenue and Art Gallery of Viera, jurying for acceptance will be completed by an Art Gallery of Viera committee. Awards will be given by an independent outside judge.
Independent judge(s) will evaluate each booth and the work of each artist. Their decision will be based on the body of work rather than an individual painting or piece. The judge(s) will begin rounds at 10 am on Saturday morning. Award winners will be announced Sunday morning

Awards

First Place – $500
Second Place – $300
Third Place – $200
Merit Awards (5) at $50 each

Site Facts – the Venue

Central Park at The Avenue and the immediate surrounding area as marked. Exhibitors must provide their own means of display that is sufficiently sturdy to withstand out door elements. The artist is responsible for the cleanliness, safety and security of their display. Night security will be provided.

Site Facts – the Display Space

1. Each space is approximately 10×10 ft. Spaces will be assigned in the order the applications are received.
2. Work must be contained within the assigned space.
3. Failure to adhere to the designated space may result in the artist being required to reset their display.
4. Electricity to booths is not available. No generators allowed.
5. Booths must be completely set up and ready to go by 10 am on Saturday, March 21st.
6. Booth breakdown must not happen until after 5 pm on Sunday.

Original Works

1. All work must be original 2 or 3 dimensional artwork produced by the juried artist.
2. Display bins containing prints or reproductions must be clearly marked and identified as such. The bins must not detract from the overall appearance of the booth.
3. All editions should be limited.
4. Work must meet archival standards when applicable.
5. Not more than 10% of the artwork displayed on the walls of the display booth may be reproductions and must be clearly marked as such. Digital Art 1st Edition will be considered original.
6. No commercially made products, ceramics from commercial molds, commercially cut wood products, kit objects, decoupage, bead-work or mass-produced items may be exhibited.
7. No buy-sell items are allowed.
8. All work must be labeled either for sale with the price indicated or marked “Not For Sale”.
9. The committee reserves the right to eject any display which, in its opinion, does not conform to the artist’s work as represented by their juried images.

Important Application Information

Please read the following information carefully. Failure to comply with instructions will result in ineligibility of artist’s application submission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for the jury process. We reserve the right to refuse any application submission.

Deadline For Submission: February 6, 2015 at midnight EST.
1. Applications received after February 6, 2015 midnight, EST will not be accepted.
2. Artists will be notified of acceptance, non-acceptance or reserve status by phone or email by February 8, 2015, All Booth Payments are due by February 10, 2015. All decisions by the committee are final.

Application Submission

Online - The application form information with three (3) digital images of your work, plus one (1) image of booth needs to be emailed to entry@artgalleryofviera.com. The Application Fee of $125 must be paid by the February 10, 2015 deadline (at gallery or by Paypal) after an acceptance email has been received by the applicant. There will be no refunds for cancellation once artist has been accepted including cancellation of the show due to Acts of  God.”


Mail or Drop off
– To submit your application by mail, include your completed Application Form and a CD containing your 4 digital images. Applications may also be dropped off in person at Art Gallery of Viera. Include your application form and a CD with your 4 digital images. Booth Fees will need to be mailed after an acceptance phone call has been received. Payment can also be made at the gallery. All checks/money orders are deposited upon receipt. Make checks/money orders payable to Art Gallery of Viera and mail to: Art Gallery of Viera 2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111 Viera, FL 32940. Any check returned for insufficient funds is subject to a $50 processing fee.

Florida Sales Tax

Florida State Law requires that participating artists have a sales tax number. Each artist is responsible for the collection of Florida State Sales Tax on all sales made during the festival and for remittance to the State of Florida Department of Revenue. Call 850-488-9750 for additional sales tax information.

Art at the Avenue 2015   Artist Application

Artist Name __________________________________

Address _____________________________________

City, State, Zip ___________________________________________

Email _______________________________________________

Phone_____________________________________________

Please include three (3) digital images of your artwork, and one (1) digital image of your booth with this application. If emailing , put this info into your email. If mailing or dropping off to the gallery, please submit images on a CD. Thank you for your application.

 

 

For more  Information:

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111 Viera, FL 32940

(321) 504-4343

entry@artgalleryofviera.com

 

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Call For All Mediums: Performers, Musicians, Entertainers, Artists

The City of West Palm Beach CRA is looking for artists of all mediums including performers, musicians, entertainers, fine artists, fine crafters and hand crafters for the monthly Northwood Village Art & Wine Promenades plus OTHER EVENTS.  These popular functions bring art patrons to the area to enjoy not only the arts but the restaurants and shopping opportunities.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share this CALL!  

Attention art lovers:  Mark Your Calendars for Art Synergy’s Special Gallery Visits and Restaurant Deals on Sunday, January 25th!  The NEXT Art & Wine Promenade takes place on Friday, January 30th from 6-9 pm.  

 

 

 

 

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 For more information please contact:

 Karen Grosser

City of West Palm Beach

Special Events Marketing Manager

Community Redevelopment Agency
(561) 822-1551
kgrosser@wpb.org

 

 

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561-537-0291

Call for Watermedia Entries from Gold Coast Watercolor Society

All watercolorists are eligible to enter their paintings for the Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s upcoming exhibit, “Apparently Watercolor”.  The juried exhibit will take place February 23rd through March 13th.  A wide variety of watermedia is encouraged, as the entries will be juried by Jeannie McGuire, AWS.  Her painting, “Kenneth” was chosen as the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  The exhibit will take place at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application as well as some views of previous exhibitors.  Deadline for this exhibit is February 14th!  The public is welcome to the Reception and Awards Ceremony on February 26th.

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

 

“Apparently Watercolor”


Public Reception & Awards:

Thursday, February 26th 

6pm –8:00 pm

 

Exhibit: February 23rd – March 13th, 2015

 

Judged by: Jeannie McGuire, aws


Art Serve


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd    Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

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A Pittsburgh-based artist, Jeannie strives to invoke individual interpretation through her artwork, which impressively utilizes a free application of paint and stylistic forms of expression.  Stories and feelings are communicated in such works as “Kenneth,” the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  McGuire uses her own photography, acquired snapshots and life drawings to spark her creativity.

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

  • February 14th – Friday- Entry deadline (postmarked)
  • February 21st – Saturday – Delivery of Artwork 10am to Noon
  • February 26th – Thursday- Reception & Awards 6pm –8:00 pm
  • March 14th – Saturday Pick up, 10 am-11am

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AWARDS

 

Lillian Feldman- Best in Show: $ 500

First Place: $400

Second Place: $300

Third Place: $200

Merit: Merchandise Award

Honorable Mention: Merchandise Award

Judge’s Recognition: Merchandise Award

Jean Moore Award: $50 (emerging artist)

Member’s Choice -Award will be given at the opening reception.

 

Eligibility: Please read entry form in its entirety

 

  • All Florida artist and GCWS Members may enter.

 

  • Watermedia may include any combination of watercolor, tempera, gouache, opaque watercolor, acrylic, casein, ink, charcoal, gesso, watercolor crayons, pencils and pens including metallic.

 

  • One must exclude water-soluble oils as well as any other similar substance. Acceptable surfaces for watercolor are substrates created for watermedia. For example: paper, clay coated surfaces (Clayboard, Aquaboard, Ampersand), synthetic surfaces, (Yupo, Tiger Rag), illustration board and flat watercolor canvas.

 

 

  • Watercolor Collage is acceptable, but newspaper, magazine or non-watercolor material cutouts will not be accepted.

 

 

  • Works must be original i.e., not done under class instruction, critiqued and changed, not a copy of another artist’s work.

 

 

  • Work must be done by a single artist not a collaborative work.

 

 

  • Work must have been completed within the last three years; any submitted work must not have been previously displayed in a GCWS judged show.

 

  • NO NUDES PLEASE

Entry and fees:

Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $25 for GCWS members, $30 for non-members, must accompany the entry form. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.

 

Sizing and framing requirements:

All types off frames and mats are acceptable except those that are ornate or heavy. Saw tooth hangers are not permitted. Maximum size frame is less than 48”in any direction. Work must be sturdily framed under Plexiglas, wired and ready for hanging. Please cross brace large pieces. (work will be rejected) if it does not comply and fees will NOT be refunded.)

 

Conditions and liabilities:

The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

Entry Tag 1
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 1
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 2
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 2
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry form

Please print entry and send with payment. $30 for Non-Members or $25 for Members, payable to GCWS (Gold coast watercolor society). Entries must be postmarked by February 14th , 2015.

Gold Coast Watercolor Society
1101 S.W.74th terrace
Plantation, FL 33317

Name: _______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
City: ________________________________________
State: ___________ Zip Code: _______________
Phone: _______________________________________
Email: ________________________________________

Title 1:_______________________________________
Values: $____________for sale___ not for sale___

Title 2:_______________________________________
Values: $____________ for sale___ not for sale___

Waiver of liability: The undersigned herby agrees to release and forever discharge the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Inc, its Directors, members and agents, and the management and staff of ArtServe, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for sale or exhibition. The gold coast watercolor society reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and promotion.

Signature: ________________________________________Date:_________

 

About the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS):

 

 The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. We are proud to be the largest watercolor group in Florida with over 200 members. The Society was incorporated in February,1976 and its founder and first President was Jerry McClish, a noted watercolorist.

GCWS offers:
Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

Please Join Us!
Meetings are held October through May on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com
Like us on Facebook!

 

 

 

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Autism Speaks Call For Artists and Offers 50/50 Raffle At Hand’s Art Supplies

Autism Speaks in Delray Beach is looking for artists to participate in a 50/50 Raffle at Hand’s Art Supply of Delray Beach on Saturday, January 31st. Join internationally and nationally acclaimed artists as well as community based artists!  How does it work?  The artists come and create their masterpieces for the crowds on Atlantic Avenue to admire and try to win. Hand’s will sell raffle tickets that your admirers will purchase and put in each artist’s ticket box. Fifty percent of the money raised by each artist will go to the artist. Fifty percent of each artists’ proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. Hand’s will display your artwork and sell raffle tickets until the end of day on February 14th, Valentines Day! ATTENTION ART LOVERS: Stop by Hand’s Art Supply to purchase your raffle tickets! The Rickie Report is proud to share this announcement- EVERYONE WINS!

 

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HAND’S ART SUPPLIES

SPONSORS

AUTISM SPEAKS

IN DELRAY BEACH

50/50 Raffle

Looking for Artists to Participate!

Hand’s Art Supply of Delray Beach

Saturday January 31, 2015

11 am – 3 pm

325 E. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach

This is a 50/50 raffle fund raiser for Autism Speaks of Palm Beach County. Working artists attend and create their masterpieces for the crowds on Atlantic Avenue to admire and try to win. Hand’s will sell raffle tickets that your admirers will purchase and put in each artist’s ticket box.

 

  • Fifty percent of the money raised by each artist will go to the artist.

 

  • Fifty percent of each artist’s proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks.

 

  • Hand’s will display your artwork and sell raffle tickets until the end of day on February 14th, Valentines Day!

 

  • This is Hand’s second year hosting an artist event for Autism Speaks. Last years event was a great success!

If you would like to participate in this event and help a great cause contact:

Liz Hughes 561-276-4194

325 E. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach

Please visit handsdelray.info to see the array of art supplies, greetings cards and gift items available

 

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Call For Artists: Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center’s “Chair for Charity”

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is looking for local artists to paint school chairs used by students who attended The Boynton School, where the Museum is housed now. This is a chance for artists to give these adorable children’s chairs their own unique style representative of the history of The Boynton School. Each painted chair will be auctioned during The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s Reunion Bash on Saturday, February 28. All proceeds will benefit The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this Call for Artists, the applications and NEWEST details here. The deadline is January 17th!  The Rickie Report gives you the UPDATED information here.

 

 

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Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
129 East Ocean Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

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The Boynton School was built in 1913 and operated as a school until 1990. The building is one of the few original schoolhouses still in the business of educating children on a daily basis.  The Museum is the proud winner of South Florida Parenting Magazine’s 2014 Kid’s Crown Award for Best Museum/Theater in Palm Beach County.

 

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is looking for local artists to paint school chairs used by students who attended The Boynton School, where the Museum is housed now.

 

This is a chance for artists to give these adorable children’s chairs their own unique style representative of the history of The Boynton School. Each painted chair will be auctioned during The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s Reunion Bash on Saturday, February 28. All proceeds will benefit The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

DEADLINE for submissions:  January 17, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT of Acceptance:   January 19, 2015

PICK UP CHAIRS:  January 20th

CHAIRS DUE:  February 10, 2015

EVENT:  February 28, 2015

 

PLEASE SUBMIT:

An application form along with your proposed original design, a biography of no more than 200 words, contact information, and social media handles by January 17, 2015 to:

Suzanne Ross at Suzanne@Schoolhousemuseum.org

or by mail to


129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

 

SELECTED ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE:

• A complimentary ticket to the event, valued at $75.
• Brief biography on the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum website. 
• Mention in our social media and e-newsletter.
• Names of participating artists may be included in press releases and/or event coverage.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

• Designs will be selected by a committee of local artists and business leaders.
• Selected artists of designs will be notified by January 19, 2015.
• Chairs may be picked up on January 20, 2015, with delivery of the  completed chair by 4 p.m. on February 10, 2015.
• The chair is considered property of the Museum and is provided in ‘as is’ condition.
• Chairs must be painted with durable paint for a wooden finish. Clear coating over paint is advised. You are free to sand the chair to paint a base coat.
• The artist’s time and resources shall be considered a donation to the Museum.
• The artist gives the Museum permission to use his or her name and likeness to promote the Reunion Bash.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Application Form

Artist name: _____________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________

City / State / Zip: ______________________________________________________

Phone: ____________________________________

Email: ___________________________

Social media handles:

Facebook: _________________________________

Twitter: __________________________

Instagram: _________________________________

Please include:

• Your proposed original design. A rough colored sketch on a 8.5 x 11 size paper and a brief description of the design.

• A biography of no more than 200 words

• Submit by January 17, 2015 to:
Suzanne Ross at Suzanne@Schoolhousemuseum.org or by mail to -
129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.

 

More About The Schoolhouse Museum:

 

Experience South Florida’s history through two floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits

Learn art, music, the sciences and more through FREE weekly programs, affordable education classes and specialty workshops.

Celebrate a birthday or special occasion in your own private party room.

Visit the Gift Shop and chose from a unique selection of toys, games, books, crafts and signature items at complement our exhibits and programs.

Become a member TODAY and enjoy complimentary admission, discounts on purchases, events, classes and more.

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center is wheelchair accessible and accommodates people with special needs.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays

Admission Prices:

FREE – Members and children under 1
$5.00     Children over 1 & Adults 
$4.50     Seniors (ages 62 and older)
 
No adult is allowed in the Museum unaccompanied by a child with the exception of adults on official Museum business, or a scheduled Museum tour. Visitors are required to obtain a visitor’s badge.  Minors under 18 years of age cannot enter the Museum without being accompanied by an adult. 

Directions:

Exit I-95 at Boynton Beach Blvd. Travel east ¼ mile to Seacrest Blvd. Turn right (south) on Seacrest Blvd. and travel 2 blocks. Turn left (east) on Ocean Ave. The Schoolhouse is located at 129 Ocean Ave.

 

For more information about the Schoolhouse Museum please visit:  www.schoolhousemuseum.org.

or call  561-742-6784

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Okeeheelee Nature Center Announces Call to Artists for Fine Art and Fine Craft

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present Natural Wonders of Florida, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas.  The exhibit runs during this area’s high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded, amount of awards depending on number of entries.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share this CALL TO ARTISTS!  Attention art lovers: Mark these dates for the public reception!

 

 

Call to Artists and Application

“Natural Wonders of Florida”

March 11 – May 7, 2015

 

Public is Invited:

Reception and announcement of awards.

Friday, April 17th  6 – 8:30 pm

 

 

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeleelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

"Great Egret" by McManus

“Great Egret” by John McManus

 

 

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present Natural Wonders of Florida, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas.

 

"Okeeheelee Heron" by Hughes

“Okeeheelee Heron” by Sheryl Hughes

The exhibit runs during our high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded, amount of awards depending on number of entries.

 

 

Okeeheelee Native Basket by Terri Salamoni

Okeeheelee Native Basket by Terri Salamoni

Subject matter will feature Florida native/winter-residing flora and fauna and/or scenes of pristine areas of Florida, e.g. state and county parks and marine reserves. Fine craft and abstract art may incorporate native materials to qualify, e.g. wood, fronds, grasses, flowers, etc. Works may include people enjoying the natural wonders of Florida as well as historic landmarks, e.g. lighthouses, pioneer dwellings and plantations, etc.
Of necessity, space available, number of works and order of submission will determine acceptances. The jurors’ decision is final.

Key Dates:

February 11 – Entries & checks due by email or postmarked by this date.
February 13 – Notification of acceptance sent out via email.
February 27   2 – 4 pm – Artwork drop-off.
February 28  9 am-1 pm – Artwork drop-off.
March 7   10 am – 1 pm – Final drop-off.
March 11 – Exhibit opens to the public.
April 17   6 – 8:30 pm – Reception and announcement of awards.
May 7 – Exhibit closes.
May 8  2 – 4 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 9   9 am – 1 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 16  10 am – 1 pm – Final pick-up.

 

To request an application, email:  okeeheeleefriends@gmail.com

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeleelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

From I-95, exit at Forest Hill Boulevard and head west. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between Jog Road and the Turnpike overpass on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

From U.S. Highway 441, head east on Forest Hill Boulevard. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between the Turnpike overpass and Jog Road on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

MEMBERSHIP

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center, Inc. is designed to promote an appreciation of our natural world to the general public through educational programs that reflect Okeeheelee Nature Center’s commitment to the stewardship of Florida’s natural resources. This is done by raising monies for the enhancement and diversification of programs, assisting staff with recruitment of volunteers, training programs, and publicity.  We invite you to support the work of the center as a non-profit corporation by becoming a member. All monies collected are used to benefit the Center and its programs. Your annual tax-deductible contribution funds materials for service and management projects, exhibits, and other educational pursuits. Members receive invitations to all special happenings and a 10% discount at the gift shop.

 

 

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Boynton Beach Is World Hub for Kinetic Events and Youth Art

Alexandre Dang, a French solar kinetic artist who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, will conduct a series of FREE, creative workshops for children and their parents during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Feb. 7-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach. During the one hour workshops, which will be held both days at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in downtown Boynton Beach, Dang will lead participants in constructing dancing solar butterflies that they will attach to solar mechanisms and place in the museum’s courtyard. The goal of the workshops is to teach those who take part about solar energy and how they can conserve it.  The Rickie Report shares the details and how to PRE-REGISTER for this FREE Event!  ART LOVERS and ART PATRONS:  Mark your calendars NOW for the International Kinetic Art Symposium in Boynton Beach, Fl!

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN, PARENTS CAN CREATE

SOLAR BUTTERFLIES

DURING KINETIC ART EVENT

IN BOYNTON BEACH

Alexandre Dang, a French solar kinetic artist who currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, will conduct a series of FREE, creative workshops for children and their parents during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Feb. 7-8, 2015, in Boynton Beach. During the one hour workshops, which will be held both days at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in downtown Boynton Beach, Dang will lead participants in constructing dancing solar butterflies that they will attach to solar mechanisms and place in the museum’s courtyard. The goal of the workshops is to teach those who take part about solar energy and how they can conserve it.

 

 

PRE-REGISTER NOW!

 

To preregister for the workshops, which include instruction and a Certificate of Completion signed by Alexandre Dang, email suzanne@schoolhousemuseum.org. For those who don’t preregister but still wish to make a dancing solar butterfly, they may do so with the guidance of museum staff anytime during the event weekend. To see past workshops, visit http://tinyurl.com/po2a89c. To see prior exhibitions, visit http://tinyurl.com/o7pf7qz.

 

 

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Kinetic Flowers by Alexandre Dang

Alexandre Dang comes from a scientific background. Convinced of the need to raise awareness of the potential of environmental friendly technologies (eco-technologies) and sustainable development, he developed his artistic creation often incorporating solar energy as source into his kinetic art works. Though the sun provides 10,000 times more energy to the earth than humans need, more than 1.7 billion people still do not have access to electricity. The pressing need to address this issue is the driving force of Dang’s artistic commitment, where he combines scientific approach, environmental concern and humanism. To learn more, visit solarsolidarite.org.

 

Student working on Solar Butterfly

Student working on Solar Butterfly

Dang will also conduct workshops at Galaxy E3 (Engineering, Energy, Environment) Elementary School in Boynton Beach on Friday, Feb. 6. Students there will also create dancing solar butterflies that will be added to the exhibit at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center. Both the school and the museum are excited to bring this valuable workshop to their facilities as it aligns with their S.T.E.A.M., Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math programming.

 

 

 

 

A Fascinated Art Lover

A Fascinated Art Lover

 

Created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program, the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is a biennial event held in downtown Boynton Beach that is free and open to the public. Its purpose is to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. The event features both indoor and outdoor iconic works of kinetic art, educational presentations and the opportunity to meet an array of international kinetic artists. Other components for 2015 will include the first “Kinetic Connection,” a community based kinetic artwork, and a Solar Tree student kinetic art exhibition. This event is supported by Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, and Hacklab.

 

Other sponsors include Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Cafe and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Debby Coles-Dobay at (561) 742-6026.

 

 

For more information on the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, call (561) 742-6026, email ColesDobayd@bbfl.us or visit IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

 

In addition, The Rickie Report shares the results of the  “Focus on Planning” Photo Contest, which youth and adults participated.

 

 

 

MAYOR ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE

“FOCUS ON PLANNING” PHOTO CONTEST

 

The winners of the Focus on Planning Photo Contest were announced by Mayor “Jerry” Taylor. The photo contest was held to commemorate National Community Planning Month and recognize urban design features within the City limits. Photographs must have captured Boynton Beach’s distinctive architecture; its urban designs, cityscapes, landmarks and/or structures.

 

 

Professional photographers and community leaders served as judges and selected finalists, based on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, depth of field, artistry/drama, degree of difficulty, technical excellence, creativity and overall impact. Five of the finalists were placed online for the public to choose “A People’s Choice Award”. Nearly 800 votes were cast from all over the world, including places as far as New Zealand and Brazil. Judges then selected the top winner in both the youth category and adult category and Mayor Taylor selected a “Special Mayor’s Award”. Winners are as follows:

 

"Boynton Ballerina" by Hope Spears

“Boynton Ballerina” by Hope Spears

 

 

People’s Choice Award: Boynton Ballerina by Hope Spears

Boynton Ballerina showcases the structures at the Promenade Park, a high level streetscape along Boynton Beach’s waterfront.

 

"Colorful Corridor" by Hope Spears

“Colorful Corridor” by Hope Spears

 

Youth Category Award: Colorful Corridor by Hope Spears

The shot captures the versatility of Las Ventanas, a unique mixed-use living environment combining livability and colorful aesthetics.

 

 

 

"Behind Casa Costas Apartments" by Felicia Houtenbrink

“Behind Casa Costas Apartments” by Felicia Houtenbrink

 

 

Adult Category Award: Behind Casa Costa by Felicia Houtenbrink

This photograph depicts a Class A resort-style condominium property and its waterfront feature, which is one of its stronger selling points.

 

 

"Galaxy E3" by Ellen Budish

“Galaxy E3 Elementary School” by Ellen Budish

 

Special Mayor’s Award: Galaxy E3ES by Ellen Budish

This picture shows Galaxy E3 Choice School, dubbed the greenest school in the galaxy, one of the buildings that best represent efficiency and sustainability in the City.

 

 

“I was impressed by the participation of both local photographers and voters, and anticipate even greater involvement next year. Our City is so fortunate to have many distinctive architectural structures; having a photo contest was a unique way to artistically capture attributes of Boynton’s built environment,” said Mike Rumpf, Director of Planning and Zoning.

 

For more information about the art events in Boynton Beach please contact:

ColesDobayd@bbfl.us

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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