Art Wynwood Pavilion Features Whitespace Col-lect

Join Whitespace in Miami at Art Wynwood! Don’t miss the VIP Preview Night on Thursday, February 16th. Whitespace continues  February 17, 18, 19, 20 with a full array of hand made jewelry, wearable art pieces and more from Col-léct at the Art Wynwood Pavilion. The Rickie Report shares the details so you can Become an Art Advocate!

 

 

 

 

For more information & A Complimentary Pass:

www.whitespacecollection.com

whitespace@mordes.net

561.842.4131

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vivid Arts App Offers Free Details For Three Florida Art Fairs And Festivals

Vivid Arts will offer a free App experience for three South Florida Events in January.  The culturally curious will now have the digital tools to enjoy Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017, Continuum West Palm Beach and Art Fort Lauderdale with the upcoming update in the Vivid Arts iOS app.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s the link: Vivid Arts on the App Store

 

 

Vivid Arts, a digital platform focused on growing the arts and culture community through a connected and unified platform, recently launched an update to their iOS app that integrates events and enhances the user experience. The updated ‘Live Events’ features will act as a digital tour guide and give users the info and tools to know what’s going on at each event. Users will be able to get Google Maps directions directly to the event, see each event’s show lineup as well as the event’s participating artists, and share their photos taken from the Vivid Arts app directly to social media or to their friends.

 

“We’re excited just to be part of these fantastic upcoming South Florida art events,” Edgar Garcia, Founder of Vivid Arts, said. “Vivid Arts is extremely proud to simplify the experience from start to finish for attendees.”

 

 

 

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  • Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017 will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts in January 2017 during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Ave.

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  • Continuum West Palm Beach’s mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located in CityPlace at the former Brookstone store and is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.

 

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  • Art Fort Lauderdale is a revolutionary art fair hosted at properties on the intracoastal waterways in Fort Lauderdale – incorporating a different approach to view, interact and purchase art. It will be an outlet that will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work whether they are independent or being represented by a gallery.

 

In addition, Vivid Arts is proud to announce it has brought on a Digital Advertising Specialist and a marketing intern to their team, Omer Usta and Deanna Campbell, respectively.  Mr. Usta has a B.A. in Business Administration from Yeditepe University in Istanbul  Turkey, and twelve years of work experience in digital marketing. Most recently, Omer has worked with the Turkish power comparison platform, Seçelektrik, and Ram Marketing Group in Coconut Creek, Fla.  Ms. Campbell has a B.A. in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She will take take on some project management and digital marketing responsibilities.

 

 

For more information:

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

Whitespace Collection Offers Unique International Art For The Body And The Soul At Miami Art Fair

The Rickie Report shares a BIG UPDATE!  See Whitespace Collection at the BETSY South Beach for the ultimate boutique experience!  See the newest items in Col-lect on Thursday, December 1st, Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd.  We share the details in this article.

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers Art Basel And Art Miami Bus Trip

Avoid driving and parking hassles by joining the annual Armory Art Center visit to Art Basel on Thursday, December 1st.  The cost includes tickets to both Art Basel and Art Miami with the bus trip. Register today as space is limited.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus Trip

To
Art Basel & Art Miami

 

 

 

Thursday, December 01, 2016

9:00AM – 8:00PM

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Art Basel

 

Avoid driving and parking hassles by joining the annual Armory visit to Art Basel. Tickets are $85 and include tickets to both Art Basel and Art Miami with the bus trip. Register today as space is limited.

Check in at the front desk at the Armory at 9 AM sharp! The bus will leave at 9:30 AM. Contact Tristyn Bustamante with questions.

tristyn.bustamante@armoryart.org       561-832-1776

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

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

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Four Special ArtBus Tours, Open To The Public

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces four exciting one-day ArtBus Tours, featuring luxury transportation and special docent-led small group tours.  Experience the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Flagler Museum at Christmas for High Tea, Art Basel in Miami and the Boca Museum’s Exhibit “The Art of Hungary” !  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up quickly!

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

ArtBus Tours:

 

 

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Only three seats remaining – register now!

 

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Vizcaya (Photo courtesy of Vizcaya.org)

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter historian, Evelyne Bates, will escort you for a day bus trip to this opulent Italian Renaissance-style villa, the housing equivalent to a Faberge egg. Built for Industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya Palace brims with 15th to 19th century furniture, tapestries, paintings and decorative arts. The poetic seaside grounds, which front Biscayne Bay, are full of splendid gardens (including a secret garden), beautiful fountains, sculptures, elegant pools, a charming Florentine gazebo, canals running everywhere and lots of trails.

A luxury chartered bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, and return to Tequesta around 5 p.m.

 

Tickets are $75, and includes Museum admission and docent tour, the bus ride and tip for the driver. Lunch on your own at the beautiful world-class Vizcaya Cafe and Shop, overlooking the swimming pool.
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida

Christmas at Flagler Museum

Docent Tour and High Tea

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

 

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Christmas Tree at the Flagler Museum

Celebrate the holidays in style with a special docent tour of Florida’s first Museum and a National Historic Landmark also known as Whitehall. This holiday tour will include a Gilded Age-style lunch of tea sandwiches, scones, sweets and tea served on exquisite Whitehall Collection china.

 

 

 

A luxury chartered bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, and return to Tequesta around 5 p.m.
Tickets are $75, and includes Museum admission, docent tour, High Tea, the bus ride and tip for the driver.
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

ArtBus Tour to Art Basel Miami
Friday, December 2, 2016

 

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Art Basel Miami

 

 

Experience Art Basel in Miami Beach without the stress of dealing with traffic and leave the driving to us. You will enjoy an art-filled day touring the world’s premier modern and contemporary art show, led by Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator, Janeen Mason.

A chartered bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016, and return around 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 (includes Art Basel ticket, luxury bus ride, tour and tip for the driver. Lunch is on your own in the Convention Center. 
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

ArtBus Tour to Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Presenting:
The Art of Hungary
Friday, January 6, 2017

 

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Szonyi , “Villagers” ( Photo courtesy of Boca Museum of Art.org)

 

Enjoy an art-filled day touring the Boca Museum of Art, featuring the Art of Hungary, a suite of four exhibitions of paintings, photography and installations from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. You will view paintings from the collection of Nancy G. Brinker, former U. S. Ambassador to Hungary, along with the private collections of Christian Sauska and Peter Kulloi, two of Hungary’s leading art collectors.

 

The luxury bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, and return around 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $60 (includes Museum admission, luxury bus ride, docent tour and tip for the driver. Enjoy lunch and shopping on your own in Mizner Park until 3 p.m.
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

For more information about these Artbus Tours, classes, workshops, exhibits please visit:

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

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

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

The State Of Art After “Season”

The Rickie Report has been writing articles about artists, art shows, art exhibits and contests for seven days a week, usually twice a day since September.  Art lovers and Art Patrons, can be reassured that art events continue to happen in Southeast Florida after “season” ends! Classes and exhibits are bountiful. Now is a good moment for Artists to consider the “business” of art.  We may not publish an article every day through the summer, but there are still events on our interactive Calendar of Events that you won’t want to miss.  

 

 

 

“Season” is over….

Artists keep on creating.  

Galleries still exhibit.

Arts organizations continue to program.  

Museums remain open.

There is less traffic.

Classes To Learn Art Techniques are being taught .

 It is easier to get a reservation for dinner.

Art and Handmade Fine Crafts Are Still Available!

And the Calls For Entries To Artists for next “season” are just beginning!

A Word To Art Lovers and Art Patrons:

Stop by galleries and art exhibits in “off season”.  

They’ll be less crowded with visitors – and you will have a chance to linger!  

This is a terrific time to hone your art skills, learn a new technique or make a creative play date with friends!

 

 

A Few Words To Artists:

 

 

NOW is a good time for artists who have been scurrying to meet too many overlapping deadlines for the past six months to organize themselves!  

 

Business Cards

 

 

  1. Are your business cards up to date?  
  2. Is it time to revisit the wording, font size or photos on them?
  3. Do you have enough cards to get you through the next 12 months?  NO ONE wants to run out in the middle of their busy time…Do it now!
  4. Personally, I like being able to make a note on someone’s business card, so shiny paper or too many words/photos prevent that from happening….

 

 

Artwork

 

The hardest part of coming back home to your studio after an exhibit or show is putting everything away and staying organized for the next one.  

 

  1. Check your files to make sure they are up to date
  2. Mark off pieces you have sold from your inventory ( this makes paying taxes easier for next year, too)
  3. Are you missing pieces?  Now is a good time to play detective and found out where the missing pieces are.  
  4. Most exhibits have rules about artwork that is left after pick up dates.  Check on their status before your hard work is sold without you getting a commission.
  5. Bringing artwork of any kind to exhibits, shows, and galleries produces wear and tear.
  6. Check your frames for nicks and marks that need to be fixed.
  7. Check your mats and glass to be sure everything is in its proper position and in good condition.
  8. Check your hanging devices.  Avoid being removed from a show because your wire is too loose or unsteady.
  9. Update your inventory lists.

 

 

Take a moment for a mental inventory.  

  1. Are you happy with what you are creating?
  2. Is it time to try a new technique that you just haven’t had time for?
  3. Now is a perfect time to take a short-term class or workshop!
  4. Schedule some networking time with other artists.
  5. Talk about how this “season” has been for you.  Sharing insights can be helpful, if you don’t get into a round of grousing.  If something didn’t “work”, now you have time to reflect on what you can control – how you react and plan differently.
  6. Outline your business goals – yes! if you are selling your artwork, you are in business!

 

 

Buy a 2017 Calendar

( You already have a 2016 Calendar, Right?)

 

  1. Start by marking the dates of all exhibit and show deadlines you are applying to in RED.
  2. NOW: Mark the dates of those acceptance announcements and drop offs in BLUE.
  3. The Rickie Report is interested in sharing your good news!  As soon as you get the acceptance notice, send us an email about the event!  
  4. We are currently booking dates through December, 2017, so don’t hesitate to contact us!
  5. You may not have all of the details, but we can save you a spot in the publication queue.
  6. To get your article published, let us know 3-6 weeks before the Exhibition or Opening Reception.  
  7. Last minute openings are possible, but please do not plan on that, especially during “season”.  
  8. Giving us  6 weeks advance notice in “season” gives you more opportunities to choose a timely date for your publication.
  9. An article includes:  Who (you/art organization), What (Type of Event), When ( Exact dates of exhibit and specific dates and time of Receptions, including Hours of Operation), Where (Exact street address, contact name and phone number to ask more questions), Why ( if this is a fundraiser or for a charity, we will happily highlight the organization and include their website and social media addresses. Also: 6 jpegs, artist statement, brief bio, website address, social media addresses and anything else you want our readers to know about your artwork and creative process.
  10. It is FREE to subscribe to The Rickie Report.  We will bill you for articles.  There is no word maximum. Call for current rates.
  11. Invest in your art business and take a monthly ad. With 3 rotations of jpegs ( change them out at no charge monthly), you bring more readers (art lovers and art patrons, gallerists, museum personnel, show directors world wide) to your website.  Your ad is seen with every article we publish. Call for current rates.

 

Not Sure Where To Go From Here?

 

  1. Rickie Leiter and Ilene Adams lead “Art Marketing Seminars” throughout Palm Beach County and are willing to travel north or south.
  2. Our seminars are 2 sessions, one week apart
  3. Our “graduates” have a high rate of new acceptances to exhibits, shows and awards, plus SALES.
  4. We are happy to book these seminars with an arts organization or gallery.
  5. Rickie Leiter is available to consult on an hourly basis. Refine your particular marketing tools, including pricing and networking on an individual basis.

 

 

Happy creating, viewing, buying and sharing!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

Get Application

 

 

The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.

 

 

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

 

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

The Contest

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

 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.

 

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

 

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

Fine Art (including Sculpture)

Photography (digital manipulation is acceptable)

Wearable Art (including Jewelry)

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

Prizes

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Terms

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

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

The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.

 

 

Support for Educators

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Proceeds

 
We have chosen to use all proceeds from the contest and exhibition to support the Center for Great Apes. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

 

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

 

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.
• You will receive a letter concerning selection of your entry or entries to the exhibition by October 31st. This will be posted to your account with Juried Art Services. Please remember to check for mail in your JAS account!

 

 

APPLICATION:

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

 

 

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