Celebrate Gem & Mineral Society’s 50th Anniversary At Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show November 19-20

Celebrate the Gem & Mineral Society’s 50th Anniversary at their mega exposition on November 19 and 20th at the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.  Over 80 national dealers will offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books and more.  The highlight this year will be a guest lecturer form the Smithsonian Museum who will be speaking on Pegmatites as well as bringing a showcase of new specimen acquisitions for the Museum! The Rickie Report shares the details and some images form last year’s event.  Bring the whole family – The show is well timed before Christmas for plenty of opportunities for shopping for all budget levels, limited to unlimited!

 

 

 

 

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Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

Golden Anniversary 50th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

November 19-20, 2016

 

Saturday, November 19th   9AM—6PM

Sunday, November 20th  10AM—5PM

Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds,

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Guest lecturer from the Smithsonian Museum!

Learn about Pegmatites!

See the newest specimen acquisitions for the museum!

 

 

 

 

~Demonstrations~

~Hourly Door Prizes~

~ Guest Speakers~

~Kids Activities~

 

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Over 80 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.

 

 

 

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The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days, a show Grand Prize drawing will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Guest speakers will present a variety of educational topics.

 

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The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches was founded in 1966 as a club for like-minded individuals who shared a passion for gems, minerals, the lapidary arts and geological sciences. 50 years later it still serves residents of Palm Beach County with those interests and more. At the clubs workshop one can find a variety of work being done – from silversmithing to cutting and polishing precious and semiprecious gemstones.  At meeting, members spread knowledge and fellowship for members of all ages. The youngest of the club members are mentored in the junior rockhound program with activities specially crafted just for them.

 

 

 

For more information:

gemandmineralsociety.org

 

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“ARTNADO Village, Best Of All Worlds” Announces Sponsorships For Emerging Artists

Artistic Synergy Inc., a 501©(3) nonprofit, and sponsor of “The ARTNADO Village, The Best of All Worlds” is pleased to announce its Emerging Artists sponsorships. Artists of all mediums, including 2D and 3D art are welcome to apply.  ARTNADO also encourages local businesses to show their support of the arts and artists by adding their names to the Emerging Artists Sponsors.  ARTNADO takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds on February 11 & 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please note: Artistic Synergy Inc. is not related to Art Synergy

 

 

A R T N A D O   V I L L A G E 

The Best Of All Worlds

 

February 11 & 12, 2017

S. Florida Fairgrounds

 

 

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ARTNADO ANNOUNCES CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS FOR EMERGING ARTISTS

 

 

ALL MEDIUMS , INCLUDING 2D AND 3D ART ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

ARTNADO’S corporate sponsorships  include an option for local businesses to directly sponsor emerging artists in this extraordinary art fair which will be held in the Expo Center located at the South Florida Fairgrounds on February 11 & 12, 2017.

 

Local business who are interested in supporting the arts and artists are welcome to inquire about joining this program.

 

ALL   ARTISTS:

This is an incredible opportunity to showcase not only your work but also you, the artist.

Apply:

 

https://www.zapplication.org/index.php

 

 

EMERGING  ARTISTS:

 

To apply to ARTNADO,  go to  artisticsynergy.org  and use the link for ZAPP applications to enter, which is located under the “more” button.

 

Then send an email with your bio, artist’s statement or general information to artisticsynergy@mail.com asking to be considered for one of the free sponsored 10×10 spaces at the show.

 

 

 

For more information:

 

artisticsynergy.org

“The Future Face of Art Shows”

561-557-8741

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4860

 

 

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

Call For Artists, Art Organizations! Art Village PBC Exhibition At South Florida Fair 2016

For the first time the South Florida Fair will include an Art Village, offering fine arts and crafts to its visitors. The Annual South Florida Fair is the main event on the Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, FL which occurs over a 17 day period. The Fair  incorporates a theme, as a means to stimulate tourism as well as the educational and cultural interest of the residents of Palm Beach County and beyond. More than half a million visitors enter the gates at the South Florida Fair from  January 15 -31 and artists will have a chance to show the Fair patrons their art!  This is a great opportunity to get exposure and to get your art in the homes and offices of the many Fair visitors.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this juried event here.  Kudos to Craig McInnis, Freddy Hennevelt and Nickie Hennevelt for making this happen!  This is a tremendous opportunity for fine artists and crafters! DEADLINE to APPLY: December 23rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Turning A New Wheel” by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt

 

 

Artvillage Artists Call

 

Art Village

Artists Call for Palm Beach County Artists

SHOW LOCATION:
South Florida Fair
South Florida Fair Grounds

9067 Southern Blvd.     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

For the first time the South Florida Fair will include an Art Village, offering fine arts and crafts to its visitors. The annual South Florida Fair is the main event on the Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, FL which occurs over a 17 day period, generally in the last two weeks of January each year. Over the past several years, the annual fair has incorporated a theme as a means of stimulating tourism as well as the educational and cultural interest of the residents of Palm Beach County and beyondIn keeping with the this year’s theme “Discover the Palm Beaches” We will be jurying in Palm Beach County artist and crafters. 

 

 

 

More than half a million visitors enter the gates at the South Florida Fair each year and we are honored to be able to offer artist a chance to show the fair patrons your art! This is a great opportunity to get exposure and to get your art in the homes and offices of the many fair visitors.

 

 

 

 

Art Village PBC Exhibition at the South Florida Fair 2016

 

  • The artist call for the Art Village PBC 2016 Exhibition keeping in this year’s theme of “Discover the Palm Beaches”
  • Call is open to all artists and crafters who reside and work in Palm Beach County.
  • All work to be exhibited must be well conceived & expertly executed and family friendly.
  • Buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited.
  • All art media will be considered.
  • 2D & 3D Art
  • Entry Fee: (Art Village PBC Exhibition 2016 is non-refundable): $20.00
  • If chosen by the jury there will be a low booth fee and all sales will have a percentage of 70%/15%/15% split.

 

Booth options will be as follows:

The Art Village is offering a great opportunity to artist by being showcased at the lowest exhibit rates of the Fair. The normal Fair’s rate for an outdoor exhibit space is $85 a foot. That is a $600 savings to be a part of the inaugural Art Village.

Booth Fees:

  • $250 Entire Show (17 days) Jan. 15 – 31, 2016
  • $150 First 8 days Jan. 15 – 22, 2016 (upon availability)
  • $150 Second 9 days Jan. 21 – 31, 2016 (upon availability)

Each 10×10 booth space will require a sturdy white top tent with walls, anchors and weights. Tents will remain up for entire exhibition. (If you chose the first 9 day option the breakdown of your tent will be at Midnight on Jan. 22, 2016. All set up and break down time will happen when the cannot be moved until the fair has closed on.)

No refunds for no show artist or artist that chose to withdraw from the show during their scheduled time for any reason.

 

 

 

Show Dates:
Jan. 15, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2016

SHOW SCHEDULE:

January 15, 2015 Show Set up time TBA
January 15 – 31 -Exhibition Dates

Live art demonstrations daily.
Lounge area for visitors to sit relax and enjoy art.
Art Village Information and Check Out tent.
Kids Love Art Too area.

January 31, 2015 Show Breakdown time TBA

SHOW HOURS:

Sunday – Thursday: 12noon – 11pm   Friday & Saturday: 10am -12midnight

Website:

ArtvillagePBC.com

Email:

Info@ArtvillagePBC.com

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ArtVillagePBC/

Artist Call Entry:

http://www.artvillagepbc.com/artist-call.html

Contact Information:

Curators
Craig McInnis, Nickie & Freddy Hennevelt

Phone:
561-506-4108

Office Hours:
10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Mailing address:
3611 Eastview Ave.      West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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

Artnado’s Special Discount Deadline Is August 1st

While exhibit spaces will still be available, the special discount deadline for artists’  booth space and the special offer for Non-Profit art related organizations is August 1st.   Thus far, over 75 artists have applied for the early discount.  Artists from as far away as Brazil will be participating in this new, innovative exhibition.   The Rickie Report shares the details for Art Associations and Art-Related Non-Profits Organizations to receive FREE 10 x 10 booth spaces! We remind our readers that ARTNADO and Artistic Synergy Inc. is a different entity from Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

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Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive, is announcing a gift of FREE 10×10 space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits. He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable your organization to inform the public about what you do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events. Your members will be able to display but not sell their work from your space. Because ARTNADO is already offering the lowest price per square foot for juried art shows, we understand that artists are concerned about their expenses. Therefore, any member of an organization that takes advantage of this offer, will be given a 10% rebate on the price of the exhibition space they choose to display and sell their art.”

 

 

Any artists who has taken part in an Art Marketing Seminar involving Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report will be eligible for a 15% rebate on individual booth space. Fill out the ZAPP and then send a separate email to Artistic Synergy Inc telling them you have been a participant.

 

 

 

Jack explains, “Since all applications need to be submitted through ZAPP there is no provisions for a two-tier pricing structure. Hence a refund check will be issued ARTNADO’s move-in date on November 13th.”

 

 

This offer, when combined with the options of either a 10×10, 10×20 and even a 20×20 “personal gallery” exhibition area, offers an unprecedented exposure for most of the area’s artist.

 

 

UPCOMING STUDENT ART CONTEST

 

 

In addition, a Student Art Contest will be formally announced soon. If you know any young artists who would like to get an early start, the information is available on our website artisticsynergy.org.

 

 

ARTNADO is looking for partners to be Drop-Off Centers for Student Artwork around the County. Please email or call to make arrangements. You will be included in future advertising, marketing and promotions!

 

 

For more information send an e-mail to artisticsynergy@mail.com requesting a space and you will be called to confirm the details.

If you have any questions, please call 561-557-8741 and ask to speak directly to Jack Busa.

artisticsynergy.org

ZAPP Applications started January 15, 2015
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3937

 

 

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

ARTNADO Invites Local Art Associations And Art-Related Non-Profits To Receive FREE Booth Space- Plus New Artist Discounts

Artistic Synergy Inc., through it’s inaugural show ARTNADO, has established two main goals. The first is to provide a robust indoor environment designed to showcase the artists and their work in ways that cannot be accomplished with the traditional outdoor tent shows. The second is to help promote the arts in Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details for Art Associations and Art-Related Non-Profits Organizations to receive FREE 10 x 10 booth spaces. Individual artists who are part of any Non-Profit or Art Association taking booth space will be entitled to a discount on their OWN booth! Artists who have taken part in any Art Marketing Seminar with Rickie Leiter are also eligible for a discount on their own booth space!  Don’t miss  the August 1st cut off for a 15% general discount on other booth spaces! More details will follow about the Student Art Contest.  We remind our readers that ARTNADO and Artistic Synergy Inc. is a different entity from Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

 

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 Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive, is announcing a gift of FREE 10×10 space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits.  He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable your organization to inform the public about what you do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events. Your members will be able to display but not sell their work from your space. Because ARTNADO is already offering the lowest price per square foot for juried art shows, we understand that artists are concerned about their expenses. Therefore, any member of an organization that takes advantage of this offer, will be given a 10% rebate on the price of the exhibition space they choose to display and sell their art.”

 

Any artists who has taken part in an Art Marketing Seminar involving Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report will be eligible for a 15% rebate on individual booth space.  Fill out the ZAPP and then send a separate email to Artistic Synergy Inc telling them you have been a participant.

 

Jack explains, “Since all applications need to be submitted through ZAPP there is no provisions for a two-tier pricing structure. Hence a refund check will be issued ARTNADO’s  move-in date on November 13th.”

 

This offer, when combined with the options of either a 10×10, 10×20 and even a 20×20 “personal gallery” exhibition area, offers an unprecedented exposure for most of the area’s artist.

 

UPCOMING STUDENT ART CONTEST

 

 In addition, a Student Art Contest will be formally announced soon. If you know  any young artists who would like to get an early start, the information is available on our website artisticsynergy.org.

 

 

ARTNADO is looking for partners to be Drop-Off Centers for Student Artwork around the County.  Please email or call to make arrangements.  You will be included in future advertising, marketing and promotions!

 

 For more information send an e-mail to artisticsynergy@mail.com requesting a space and  you will be called to confirm the details.

If you have any questions, please call  561-557-8741 and ask to speak directly to Jack Busa.

 

 

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

ARTNADO Announces First “Director’s Discretion” Exhibitor, Laurietta Oakleaf Of Wellington, FL And Reminds Artists There Is Still Time To Apply

The ARTNADO Art Fair was conceived with the ultimate goal of helping artists showcase their work and themselves. This indoor event will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on November 14th and 15th, 2015.  With double the normal exhibition space and the lowest price per square foot, Director, Jack Busa, has furthered the attempt to include artists who have financial and physical limitations through “The Director’s Discretion” category.    Please note that Artnado is sponsored by Artistic Synergy, not to be confused with Art Synergy. The Rickie Report is humbled to share the artwork of Laurietta Oakleaf, the first to achieve this honor.  We know you will be inspired by her artistry and story.

 

 

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Jack Busa tells The Rickie Report, ” The first “Director’s Discretion” space has been awarded to Laurietta Oakleaf of Wellington, FL.  We are honored to help Laurietta exhibit her artwork, not only for her artistry itself, but for how she exemplifies hope and courage.  We met her at ArtiGras, 2015, at the “Emerging Artists” area.”

 

 

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“….Learn to live life minute by minute, to take every
opportunity that you are given as a blessing, and reach
for your dreams…” Laurietta Oakleaf

 

 

 

"Crazy Friesian" Charcoal by Laurietta Oakleaf

“Crazy Friesian” Charcoal by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta Oakleaf started riding horses when she was 13 years old.   She tells us, ” I have been drawing for over 25 years with no professional training. I have recently decided to start trying to promote and sell my drawings in hopes of getting a gallery to show my artwork.”

 

 

"Working Service Dog" by Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtesy Fine Art America)

“Working Service Dog” by Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtesy Fine Art America)

 

 

She explains, ” I’ve suffered from epilepsy since I was 16 and developed Chronic Inflammatory Demylenating Polyneuropathy (AKA “CIDP”) in 2001. This disease started out as Guillian-Barre syndrome, knocking me down flat and giving me a wake-up call to slow down and enjoy life and my family/friends. I was completely paralyzed from the neck down for about a month and eventually got feeling back into my upper body, but was paralyzed from the hips down for 18 months. I eventually have been able to walk in leg braces, but I still have constant episodes and any one episode could put me back forever… but so far, I am walking and this is due to my riding and my horses! Most doctors have told me that I should not be walking or I would never walk again. I did surprise them because I believed that I would and never gave up!

 

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Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtey of Laurettia’s Website)

 

 

 

“Years later, I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma stage IV on the day that my grandfather died of Pancreatic Cancer. That was hard but I remembered how HARD my grandfather fought and he was someone that I looked up to. I now see that he is my angel and has been helping me fight and giving me strength on a daily basis. The lymphoma was a shock and led me to realize that life is good and to treasure everyone that has ever touched your life or been in it. When people hear the word, CANCER, they immediately think death. I came to realize that my two horses gave me a strength and helped to keep me here. Today, I am still fighting the pain from the cancer. I guess the fight will never go away, but I have found a strength within myself that I never knew I had.”

 

 

Drawing by Laurietta Oakleaf

Drawing by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta has been training in Florida since 2011, when she moved here, so she could take her training seriously. Unfortunately, in October this year she had another GBS/CIDP Attack and was hospitalized for months. “I had to start rehab because of how hard it hit me this time and how hard it hit my legs. I finally was just about ready to come home when in January, I ended back in the hospital for surgery and was there for another month. Currently I am trying to get back to riding Nikki and working on my tests for this year’s events.  Since 2008, I have shown in many international competitions around the world for disabled equestrian dressage riders.”

 

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Quimerico (Photo Courtesy of Mary White)

 

Laurietta explains, ” I hope you realize after reading this, that I want to touch ONE person and inspire MANY people to get out and live their dreams!  Dreams are hard to come by and so many people give up on them… my goal is to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics. Through hard work and determination, I made the selection trials for 2014 WEG last year. Unfortunately, due to complications, financial problems, and my illnesses last year, we just could not make the selection trials to try for the World Equestrian Games, so I decided to hold off and keep training and work for this year.”

 

 

"Fairy With Flute" by Laurietta Oakleaf

“Fairy With Flute” by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

“Paraequestrian dressage is dressage for the disabled, but we ride and train the same as any athlete, except we get to carry a card for dispensations to help us ride. For example, I carry 2 whips in place of my legs because of the weakness here.” Selling her artwork will help Laurietta continue to support her riding and working toward the Olympics in 2016.

 

 

"I See You" by Laurietta Oakleaf

“I See You” by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta looks forward to participating in several CPEDI competitions this year, including:  California in June 2015; Texas in October 2015; The Paraequestrian Nationals; Local Clinics; Winter Dressage Circuit USDF level in Wellington, FL; USDF Regionals for Level 1; Try out for the Friesian Breed Award; Attend IFSHA World Champions in Las Vegas.  She is looking for hotel sponsors or people who will give their hotel points for her to use.  She also looks forward to a European Tour next spring. All monetary donations go into the USPEA account in my name which is 501c(3). “This way whether I use this money for the CPEDI shows or for Europe, it is all monitored by the USPEA and donors know exactly where the money goes. Plus I keep yearly accounting of exactly where all my money goes so please do not ever hesitate to call and ask.”

 

Why should you help Laurettia?

 

“This is a hard question for me to answer. I believe that I would be a good representative for the USA Paralympic Team. By helping me you are also helping people around me, the people that believe in me, and the people that still need to find their strength. And I will be able to pass on your kindness to someone else. These goals that I have set are very expensive for my family and friends to keep supporting and I need your help.”

 

 

"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" by Laurettia Oakleaf

“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Laurettia Oakleaf

 

 

 

 

“My personal motto is “Live life to the fullest and live to every second that you are given. A disability is only a disability if you let it be, so if you take the “dis” out of disability, you have “ability” and this is what everyone needs to remember. That any dream is capable of achieving but you have to work and believe in it.”  Please consider joining me in my journey to these international shows and joining in my Parajourney with me.”

 

Please visit Laurettia’s website which will help you understand more about her at www.loakleaf.org .  See the show pictures, results, and videos of her stallion, Nikki  and her first para horse, a PRE Andalusian Stallion.  Laurietta is available to speak to individuals and organizations.  See her  artwork on her website or http://fineartamerica.com  AND Meet her in person at ARTNADO on November 14th and 15th at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center.

 

For more information about ARTNADO, please visit :    artisticsynergy.org

or apply at:
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3937

Or Call  561-557-8741

 

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 to Artists for “Artnado” – A New Art Show in Palm Beach County

Jack Busa is bringing a new-concept juried art show to our area. “Artnado” will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring 2D and 3D creations on November 14th and 15th, 2015. This indoor show has a lot to offer to artists and art patrons alike. Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas. Artists are highly encouraged to demonstrate their techniques to further inform the art loving public. Booth spaces are 10′ by 20′.  The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons. We want to point out that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach). Here are the details.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Artnado

A Juried Art Show

Sponsored by

ArtisticSynergy.org

November 14 and 15, 2015

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

West Palm Beach,   Florida

 

 

Jack Busa, of Artistic Synergy is sending out a Call to Artists for a unique juried exhibition taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds. All artists are encouraged to apply. The Festival will feature 2D and 3D art, photography, jewelry or whatever combination the creative mind conjures. Jack explains, “‘Synergy’ is supplied with the incorporation and interaction of models, an embellishment room and ambiance music”.

 

 

Jack tells us, ‘We created ARTNADO realizing that no one can know or predict the complete buying habits of the attendees. Our juried process is designed to take into consideration the artists work from talent, inspiration and creativity and not to classify something as “not art” because it does not fit what “we” expect. If your work meets these criteria then there may be a market for it. Artists need to promote themselves or they will have a limited career. Our goal is to show your art in the most favorable way and to help you display and demonstrate your work to appeal to all potential buyers.”

 

 

ATTENTION: Not-for-profit Art Organizations:

Booth fees are half the cost for you to share and showcase your organization!

 

 

Important Dates:

Application deadline – August 1, 2015

Applications after this date will be wait listed and have an additional 20% added to the venue fees.

Set-up date – Friday November 13, 2015

Show dates – Saturday November 14, 2015 and Sunday November 15, 2015

 APPLICATION:

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3937

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (application fee): $25.00

 

 

 

Highlights of Artnado for Exhibitors:

  • Indoor show ( there will be some outdoor spots – see website for details)
  • Allotted space is 10′ x 20′ – DOUBLE the space of a normal art fair
  • artists are ENCOURAGED to show a work in process or be working on a creation during the event
  • Overhead lighting will compliment the artwork being displayed
  • Electric outlets will be available to run your own lighting for displays as well as videos of you working in your studio
  • A high-tech lounge area will be set up so art patrons can see works of art by exhibiting artists in a virtual home or office setting
  • Utilizing Performing and Visual art will enhance the art patron experience
  • Demonstrations of art techniques will deepen the understanding of art patrons
  • Models will circulate throughout the exhibit, showing jewelry being offered by the exhibitors.
  • There will be a concerted effort to market to varied demographics and bring new patrons to the event
  • ‘Curator’s Choice Corner’ for each day of the exhibit will feature one 2D and 1 3D piece of artwork. This is a twist on “Best of Show”
  • Assistance is available to help you set up your exhibit space to maximize traffic, viewing and uniqueness.
  • The Exhibition will be designed to offer the maximum number of corner booths and double booths
  • Exhibit your work in the same manner previously only available at high end galleries or shows.
  • Director’s Discretion”, where the director may, at his sole discretion, give up to 4 booths free to artists based on need

For application and more details, please visit:

artisticsynergy.org

 

 

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

Gems, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry, Fossils: Don’t Miss This Annual Event

The 48th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming to the South Florida Fair & Expo East. The title is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this show! The Rickie Report is giving readers a preview of this not-to-be-missed event!  The event takes place on November 22nd and 23rd! Use our special coupon for discount admission.

 

 

Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Presents

48th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show

November 22nd 9 am – 6 pm

November 23rd 10 am – 5 pm

The South Florida Fairgrounds

Expo Center East 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach

 

 

 

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Jeff Slutsky, President of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches tells The Rickie Report, “We strive to provide a family oriented, culturally stimulating show each year. Proceeds from this show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year. Our show is run totally by our member volunteers.”

 

 

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The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

 

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Pearls, Beads, Gem Stones, Jewelry

 

 

 

Monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

Demonstrations

Demonstrations

 

 

DISCOUNT COUPON

 

 

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Gems and Minerals

Gems and Minerals

For more information and Membership applications please visit: www.gemandmineral.cc.

 

 

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

48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Offers Classes, Activities, Shopping for the Whole Family

The 48th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming to the South Florida Fair & Expo East. The title is a mouthful, but there really is a lot to see and do at this show!  The Rickie Report is giving readers a preview of this not-to-be-missed event! It’s not too early to save November 22nd and 23rd on your calendars!  Use our special coupon for discount admission.

 

 

Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches

Presents

48th Annual

 

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show

 

November 22nd   9 am – 6 pm

November 23rd   10 am – 5 pm

 

The South Florida Fairgrounds

 

Expo Center East 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach

 

 

 

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Gibeon Meteorite

 

 

 

 

Jeff Slutsky, President of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches tells The Rickie Report, “We strive to provide a family oriented, culturally stimulating show each year. Proceeds from this show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year. Our show is run totally by our member volunteers.”

 

 

 

 

Demonstrations and Classes will be Part of this Year's Show

Demonstrations and Classes will be Part of this Year’s Show

 

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The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

 

 

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Hunters from 2013 Event

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Hunters from 2013 Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Huge selection from beads, pearls and gemstones world wide.

 

 

 

Monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

 

 

Ancient Fossils

Ancient Fossils

 

 

For more information and Membership applications please visit: www.gemandmineral.cc.

 

 

 

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

Call to Artists for “Artnado”- A Juried Art Show at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

The result of Jack Busa caring about art and listening to artists is a new juried art show in our area, which is partnering with the League for the Education of the Arts in Florida (LEAF).  “Artnado” will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring 2D and 3D creations November 8th and 9th, 2014.  This indoor show has a lot to offer to artists and art patrons alike.  Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas.  Artists are highly encouraged to demonstrate their techniques, to further inform the art loving public.  The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons.  Artnado also includes an Art Contest for all Palm Beach County middle school students.  Half of the proceeds from the profit of ticket sales will be awarded to art programs in the local schools. We want to point out that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach).  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists and looks forward to hearing when you get accepted!  

 

 

 

 

Artnado

 

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A Juried Art Show

Sponsored by

Artistic Synergy

in Cooperation with 

 

November 8 and 9, 2014

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

Highlights of Artnado for Exhibitors:

 

  • Indoor show
  • Allotted space is 10′ x  20′  (artists are ENCOURAGED to show a work in process or be working on a creation during the event)