The Art of Display Part III

Preparing for exhibits and art shows takes much forethought.  In this article, The Rickie Report will look at lighting issues and quantities of merchandise.  Is natural sunlight enough to showcase your work at an outdoor exhibit?  How much inventory should you have on hand and how much should you display at one time?  Display Part III highlights what you need to consider.

 

 

The Art of Display Part III

 

 

Lighting

 

  • Lighting serves many purposes. You will need to consider each one depending on what you are displaying
  • Lighting creates an ambiance ( just like in your home)
  • High end creations, such as jewelry, need bright light sources
  • If you have closed cases, you can install lighting inside
  • We have found that small, tabletop self-powered lights can diminish rather than enhance your display.
  • Make sure that your application includes your electrical needs!  No one wants to arrive and set up only to realize you have no power.
  • Flameless candles are popular and set a mood, but cannot be relied upon for brightening your space.  If you are selling candles, these are a good option especially when you are at an outdoor show. They give the effect of your own candles without the worry or danger of an open flame.
  • Consider bringing your own generator to outdoor shows. Have enough fuel to power all of your electrical needs, considering the extra time for setting up and taking down, when you will want lighting.
  • If you are selling vintage pieces, a few older standing lamps can not only provide lighting, but set the tone of your display.
  •  Experiment with different light bulbs before your event
  • The quality of your lighting is just as important as the art objects you have created.
  • There are good quality, battery operated lights for 2 dimensional artwork hanging on walls.  Your investment is worthwhile!
  • Using mirrors for reflection is also a good use of light, whether natural or electrical.
  • Thinking about reflectivity: make sure your lights are not shining into the eyes of your visitors!
  • We have seen some exhibitors close off their booths with dark cloth. Once you step into their booth, their lighting truly enhances their artwork.  The sense of secrecy heightens the aura of their display and art pieces. This is especially effective when their work involves light and fiber optics.
  • Consider spot lights, flood lights, down lighting and valance lighting depending on your exhibit space and budget.
  • A word about CORDS:   SAFETY !!!   Make your best efforts to keep cords out of the walk ways in your space.  Does this mean you will need more outlets?  More extension cords?  IF you have to run cords  within your walking space, use heavy duty duct tape to keep them flat. (This is where a floor cloth or carpet comes in handy – it can minimize the “bump” of cords).

 

 

How Much to Display?

 

  • Don’t feel that you need to display all of your inventory at the same time
  • Remember to leave “white space” for your visitor’s eyes to rest between glances at your artistic works.
  • Showcasing a particular style of pottery:  If your exhibit space is large enough, show one of each color.  If not, show only a few AND have a color chart showing the various glazes you offer in that style.
  • Wood working:  Most of your pieces will vary according to the type and grain of wood as well as any finish or stain you’ve used.  Keep complimentary shapes together so clients’ eyes can see the variations in one spot.  Remember to use varying heights to bring interest to your display.
  • Jewelry…some people think “the more, the better”.  Depending on your creations’ colors you might want to rethink this.  We’ve been so overwhelmed by the cacophony of colors in some exhibits, that we have walked out.  Consider groupings by type ( rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings)  and even by color or gemstone families.   A mishmash is hard to focus on. With lack of focus comes lack of sales.
  • Wall art should be hung so viewers can see the details you have painstakingly created. Not too high and not too low.
  • Consider placing some pieces on easels – both on the floor and smaller ones on table tops. Be sure the easels are stable!
  • Art pieces also are displayed on shelves, especially if they are small and can be grouped with books or other objects.
  • Have a sign indicating that you have more inventory that is not displayed. Encourage people to ask to see what else you have.  The mere act of you opening some packaging for someone else evokes a certain sense of excitement and anticipation ( like opening a gift).  Your actions will also bring more people to your exhibit space (they want to see what had previously been hidden and is about to be revealed, too!)
  • As your supply diminishes, replenish and move items around.  Showcasing smaller objects in a large basket?  Move them to a smaller basket. The smaller basket will look fuller.
  • What if you actually SELL OUT???
  • This is why you have a photo album!
  • If no replacements are available, you can rearrange your walls and displays so your lack of inventory is not so obvious.
  • Consider keeping the price and label for the item already sold and placing a “SOLD” sign  above it in large font.  Leave an obvious space.  (Customer’s remorse can play a strategic role when you are back in the area again.  They will be sure to come to your booth early next time!)
  • We urge you to display work on all sides of your walls ( especially the outside walls, which passersby see).
  • For a multi-day event, we suggest you change your wall displays. People who have attended the show on a previous day may not have noticed some of your pieces. Being in a different position, it may stand out and call to them!
  • Another use for outside walls is to hang your signage.  Let people know who and what is being exhibited and sold in your booth before they make the next step and are in front of you.

 

 The Rickie Report looks forward to sharing your news, when you are taking part in an exhibit or a show.  

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Vintage Fantasy” Opens at Artisans on the Ave

See the one-of-a-kind artwork from the creative minds of Tara Mals and Linda Manganaro at Artisans on the Ave.  This boutique-like gallery has been bringing us innovative artistry since its inception.  The Opening Reception for “Vintage Fantasy” is Saturday, September 20th and is FREE and Open to The Public.  The Rickie Report encourages you to stop by and see how everything old is new again!
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Artisans On The Ave

 

Presents

“Vintage Fantasy”

 

September 20, 2014

Saturday 6 – 9 pm

630 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, Fl. 33460

561-582-3300

For more info call 561-762-8162

 

Join Artisans on the Ave for a special exhibit, “Vintage Fantasies”.  The opening Reception is FREE and open to the public.  Festivities begin at  6 pm on Saturday, September 20th.  Step back in time and enjoy complimentary old favorite refreshments from the past. View a bit of nostalgia and take home a memory that will make you smile!!    Vintage items given a new twist!! See the one of a kind art from the creative minds of Tara Mals and Linda Manganaro.   They have transformed old pieces into amazing ART treasures.
Tara Mals with her display at Artisans on the Ave

Tara Mals with her display at Artisans on the Ave

Tara Mals uses unwanted pieces, trays, boxes and furniture, and then paints with a Folk art style. From the nautical world to Halloween, her pieces can once again be treasured.
Close-up of Tara Mals' baskets

Close-up of Tara Mals’ baskets

Tara, with a lifelong passion for Halloween, has never stopped creating Halloween.  Growing up near Pittsburgh PA, with an artistic family, art, antiques, and being creative were instilled early on.  Tara takes “recycling” to a new height.  Not everything is Halloween related.  She is prolific and offers many options from playful to practical.
Tara Mals and her Skel-e-mingos

Tara Mals and her Skel-e-mingos

 

 

Tara explains, ” HAUNTITURE     (hawnt-a chur)  n. 1. cleverly hand painted eerily creepy articles (such as tables, chairs, beds, trunks, etc. ) …which are necessary possessions for a room or house.  2. one-of-a-kind charmingly bizarre pieces conjured up by Tara Mals.   Each piece is unique, one of a kind because they are painted on items that have been discarded then given new life. If this obscure taste is a must for you, be warned, it can become an obsession when you are attracting all eyez!  You can never have too many, these pieces will grow on you.  It will be difficult, not letting them take over, in a haunting sense. Let’s just say, they bring new life.”
Tara Mals'  Handpainted table with map of the Caribbean

Tara Mals’ Handpainted table with map of the Caribbean

Linda Manganero

Linda Manganaro’s “I Am Not Worthy of Your Love”

Linda Manganaro sees art in the most unexpected items.  She then creates the acquired found objects into an art form.  Her assemblages are thoughtful, thought provoking and whimsical.
"Towers" by Linda Mangenaro

“Towers” by Linda Manganaro

She turns various wood pieces turned into a towering 6 foot sculpture, or an assemblage that tells a visual story to the onlooker made from wire, paper, old buttons and antique parts.  Then she leaves it up to your imagination to finish the story.
Assemblage by Linda Manganergo

Assemblage by Linda Manganaro

Linda tells The Rickie Report, ” I rescue treasures and locate homes for them!”   Interior designers and home owners alike, love Linda’s creations.

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

September Events at Lighthouse ArtCenter are Plentiful

September is a month filled with events at The Lighthouse ArtCenter.  From the now-famous “ArtyBras” Exhibit, Plein Air display from the Maine and Italy tours, the Fashion Show and “Go Figure”,  get out your calendars! The Rickie Report shares an outline of each program in this article.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL

 

561-746-3101

 

September Overview:

 

ArtyBras

 

Plein Air Exhibit from Maine to Italy

 

“Go Figure” Exhibit

3rd Thursday Opening Reception

 

 

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September 10 to October 21, 2014

EXHIBITION: ArtyBras Exhibition

An exhibition of artist and survivor-made art bras, as well as a silent auction and fashion show to benefit the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center at Jupiter Medical Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Join supporters and survivors in this creative and uplifting exhibition and event!

 

 

 

Examples of ArtyBras, 2013

Examples of ArtyBras, 2013

 

 

"Go Figure"  Pastel by Barbra Broidy

“Go Figure” Pastel by Barbra Broidy

 

 

 

September 10 to October 25, 2014

 

EXHIBITION: Plein Air Display from Summer Tours to Italy and Maine

 

EXHIBITION: Go Figure: A Celebration of the Human Form

An open, juried exhibition glorifying the human figure in multiple mediums. See drawings, pastels and the work of sculptors and painters as they interpret the mass, geometry and perspective of our anatomy.

 

 

 

“The decision to present a collection of work based solely on the human form was chosen because there has not been anything of that specific or similar work shown at the ArtCenter in recent years. The ability to compare the viewpoints of different artists on how they translate the basic elements of the human body, themselves and those around them promises to be a intriguing journey. Viewers who find themselves inspired to create their own versions of the human form will find that the drawing and sculpture classes at the ArtCenter are led by some of the most skilled instructors in Florida.”

 

 

"Go Figure" Bronze by Eduardo Gomez

“Go Figure” Bronze by Eduardo Gomez

 

 3rd THURSDAY

Opening reception & Awards Presentation

 

Thursday, Sept. 18th

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

 

"Go Figure" by Manon Sander

“Go Figure” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

The Art of Display Part II

The Art of Display Part II looks at creating a warm and welcoming environment. If you have 2D artwork to display on walls or 3 Dimensional creations, here are some ideas you might consider when planning your exhibit space.   We advise you to visit a number of different types of exhibits to get ideas and see what might work for you.  If you are taking part in an outdoor event, remember to consider the elements (rain, wind, bright sun) and physical environment (sloping ground, pavement, rocky soil) as you make your plans. The Rickie Report shares an overview as well as some specific suggestions.  In Part III, we will look at lighting and quantities at the exhibit.  

 

 

The Art of Display Part II

 

 Space Planning

  • Before you arrive at the exhibit, determine how large your space will be (i.e. a 10′ x10′ space including the tent/ an 8′ table)
  • Are you providing the tent, table, chairs?
  • While it will cost more, it may be advantageous to contract with the promoter and rent these materials.
  • Will you have walls?  (Are they fabric to which velcro will adhere, wood, slat walls where you can hang special shelving, do you need U-pins?)
  • If you don’t have walls, can you build side and back barriers to better enclose your space and differentiate it from your neighbors?  (If you can, remember to use these barriers for display and storage)
  • Create a full both set-up BEFORE the show.  See how long it takes to set up everything, so you will be ready before the first customers arrive!  This is also an opportunity to ascertain if you will need helpers the day of the event.
  • Utilize every inch of your space.  That includes leaving room for people to come into your area and look around. Plan pathways for movement within your display area.

 

 

 

 A Welcoming Environment

 

  • Neatness counts!
  • Your booth should never compete with the items you are selling.  Give your customers a chance to rest their eyes on your product.
  • Don’t forget the floor.  A carpet remnant or even a large piece of canvas with colorful paint warms up your space and beckons people to step in.
  • Do you want a theme?   Warm tones of fabrics, rattan, palm leaves and sea shells convey a sea-related theme.  Wood turned bowls will look classy on fabric-covered boxes.  
  • Have you looked at your business cards?  Do they convey the same theme?
  • Consistency is a key factor!
  • Shelving depends on what you are selling.  Rustic pottery can be placed on planks with ladders on either side.  Contemporary fine crafts may need trim shelves.  Delicate items or jewelry may need to be behind glass.
  • Dress up a basic table.  Think: Scarf, placemats, table runner, table cloth with enough overhang so you can utilize the space under the table for storage.
  • Consider risers for the table legs to bring the surface closer to customers’ range of vision and reach.
  • Vary your display with objects of different heights.  You can have a lot of fun with this! Old suitcases, hatboxes, cake plates, lucite boxes or wrapped boxes are basics.
  • Think vertically!  Hanging wind chimes from the ceiling is a perfect way to bring your marketing message to customers.  If you can, place bamboo poles crisscrossing the ceiling. You can hang hand made masks or bird feeders from them.  Make sure you leave enough room for tall customers to feel comfortable without banging their heads!
  • Pedestals made with fabric sides can be used for display on 4 sides plus the top.  Bring velcro, drapery pins or U Pins to attach items to the fabric sides.
  • Pedestals of all shapes and heights can be found on the internet.  If you build your own, consider lightweight but sturdy material.  Carrying them, setting them up and being sure they will sustain a bump from a customer or gust of wind is important.
  • Make your booth memorable! If they have lost your business card and forgotten your name, they can describe your booth to another exhibitor.  Chances are, they’ll find you again!

 

 

 

The Art and Artistic Objects

 

  • Have a sign saying “If you don’t see what you are looking for, please ask”
  • Leave “white space” in between your displayed items
  • Give people’s eyes a place to rest while they are looking at your creations  (If you have too many pieces on a shelf, they will fee overwhelmed and walk away)
  • YES, some people like to “treasure hunt” through a myriad of objects. If you are selling beads, for example, it is OK to have a small box filled with beads for them to rummage through.
  •  BUT, this is not a tag sale. It is an opportunity to showcase your fine art and fine crafts, so ask a friend who will honest with you.  Is your exhibit too messy?  Too crowded?  Too sparse?
  • Have a photo album readily available for clients and potential clients to see what you have created in the past.
  • Take good quality photos
  • If you are selling artwork for walls, show photos of your artwork hanging on walls inside a home, on a yacht, in a business setting.
  • If you are selling wearable art, show your pieces on a model, not just mannequins.
  • Be ready to make an appointment to see if your artwork will actually fit on a potential client’s wall.  Your willingness to do this after the show hours shows your integrity and belief in customer service and satisfaction.

 

 

Look for The Art of Display Part III in an upcoming Rickie Report, where we will focus on other aspects of lighting your artistic creations!

 

 

 

 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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call For Artwork: “Exceptions to Gravity” From Artists In Florida

Artists in Florida are putting out a Call for Entries!  The theme for this exhibit is “Exceptions to Gravity”.  The artwork will be displayed at The Plaza Theater in Manalapan during the one-man show with “Avner The Eccentric”.  Avner Eisenberg is an internationally renown performance artist, Broadway and film actor as well as a mime.   The deadline for entries is October 18th.  The Rickie Report knows that this is a special opportunity to “think out of the box” with your entries!

 

 

 

Artists in Florida

Present a Call For Entries

“Exceptions to Gravity”

 

 

  • $30 for up to 5 image entries and $5.00 for anything over 5.

 

  • Members can enter up to 5 images for free.

 

  • Anybody who wishes to join Artists in Florida for the yearly membership price of $125.00 can enter this and future calls to The Plaza Theatre for free along with other chosen venues.

Important Dates:

  • The deadline for submission is October 18
  • Drop off is October 28th

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other events Artists in Florida offer, please contact Jackee Swinson at  561. 714. 4871 or email info@artinfl.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter Presents “Our True Colors” Exhibit and Benefit

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Our True Colors”, a one of a kind collaboration between The Artists Association of Jupiter and the Paws 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes. The Rickie Report suggests you set aside Wednesday September 10th, from 5:30-7:30  to see the art exhibit and meet some of the “in training” pups and Veterans!  More details are here.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks and a Raffle will benefit Paws 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes.

 

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

Presents

“Our True Colors”

Wednesday, September 10th

Public Reception

5:30 -7:30 pm

 A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center Street  Suite #8

Jupiter, FL

 

 

 

Pups 4 Heroes

Pups 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes

 

 

 

 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents: “Our True Colors”, a one of a kind collaboration of The Artists Association of Jupiter. This event will be held on Wednesday September 10th, from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks and a 50/50 Raffle will benefit Paws 4 Liberty Service Dogs for Heroes. Meet some of the P4L teams, some “in training” pups and Veterans.  www.paws4liberty.org

 

 

 

 

“Our True Colors” will represent the essence and energy that this time in our world is all about, a united community coming together to support through the imagination a vision of peace and harmony. If we can imagine it we can create it! We invite you to join us as we share with you the reason why we create and the reason why we are a united co-op of diverse artists with one message and one goal.

 

 

 

 

"Pups in traininig"

“Pups in training”

 

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales and a 50/50 Raffle benefiting different local not for profit charities.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

 

The mission of Paws 4 Liberty

The mission of Paws 4 Liberty is to help returning soldiers with disabilities regain their independence and confidence through the assistance of highly trained service dogs.
We envision improved quality of life for veterans who have served so bravely through a loving and enduring relationship with a service dog.
With a primary focus on post 9/11 veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Paws 4 Liberty raises, trains, and places highly skilled service dogs. Paws 4 Liberty places service dogs at no cost to the recipient. To fulfill our purpose, our ongoing objectives include:
• To accept qualified rescue dogs or donated dogs for the specific purpose of training them to become service dogs
• To carefully screen and train dogs as service dogs according to the standards set by Assistance Dogs International (ADI)
• To match trained service dogs to an appropriate human “partner,” with thoughtful consideration for the client’s needs and the dog’s abilities
• To provide continuing supportive services to ensure a successful and enduring relationship between the client and dog
• We believe that many returning veterans, men and women who are used to living highly active lifestyles, have made significant sacrifices that have had a serious impact on their abilities.
• We believe that veterans in particular, because of their military training and experience working in small units, are well suited for a long term relationship with a service dog.
• We believe that a match between a service dog and a veteran is a mutually beneficial relationship that helps fulfill the needs of the human and the dog.
• We believe in the value of educating the public about the challenges facing returning veterans and the benefits of service dogs.
• We believe that our clients, our dogs, our volunteers, and all our partners deserve to be treated with the utmost kindness and respect at all times.
• Article in Seabreeze Publication:  http://www.seabreezepublications.com/papers/1407/southernexposure/index.html#p=6

 

 

Paws 4 Liberty is one of 76 nonprofit organizations featured in the third annual “Directory of Extraordinary Charities,” which is produced by Extraordinary Charities, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization designed to connect donors with outstanding and underfunded charities in the community.

 

 

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com  or Heidi Spirraza, Executive Director heidi@paws4liberty.org  Paws 4 Liberty, Inc. 8939 Palomino Drive Lake Worth, FL 33467 (561) 644-6292 www.paws4liberty.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291 

Three Calls to Artists for October in Lake Worth

What a great opportunity to share THREE Calls to Artists for different exhibits all happening in Lake Worth!  The Rickie Report hopes you enter these exhibits and share your artistry!  Let us know your good news when you get accepted! 

 

 

 

October in Downtown Lake Worth

Three Calls to Artists 

 

 Three Artist Events in October

 

on J Street in Downtown Lake Worth

 

J Street in Downtown Lake Worth will be the epicenter of Arts Activities throughout the month of October.  Calls are going out to artists throughout the county for two artist exhibits and a major Arts Streets Festival that will span the entire downtown J Street blocks, North and South. 

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS #1-  A Cat-O-Strophic Event-   (Interpretations of Cats in Any Arts Medium)  Hosted by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.  Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work  (40 artists will be accepted.)  The exhibition will open on Saturday, October 4 and run through Tuesday, October 14.  It will be open during Art-Ober Fest, which draws huge crowds to the street and gallery.  5000 postcards and invitations are being  printed and distributed to every animal shop, clinic, shelter and veterinarian in the county.  Expected in attendance are cat art lovers from all over. For an application, contact Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or visit CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.   

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS #2- Art-Ober Fest 

This popular street arts Festival will be expanding to J Street, both North and South of Lake Avenue. Four performance areas are being planned. Affordable booth space is available for hundreds of artists.  The festival will take place on Saturday, October 11.  Contact Propaganda for an application. Booking@PropagandLW.com

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS #3- Day(s) of the Dead (Open to all Interpretations) Hosted by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

The Day of the Dead is celebrated annually in Mexico on November 1st, coinciding with the observation of All Saint’s Day. The Day of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican celebration, a cultural festival resembling Halloween in many ways, but with more cultural and spiritual meaning. The holiday combines elements of Catholicism with ancient Aztec symbolism, and honors the spirits of departed ancestors and loved ones who are believed to return to earth to join in the celebrations.  The  exhibit begins on Friday, October 17 and continues through November 4. Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.  Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work.  For an application, contact Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or visit CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.   

 

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Wednesday, 10AM-4PM. Friday and Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

 

561-537-0291

 

The Art of Display, Part I

Artists who create 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional work need to consider how they display their artistry.  This is part of marketing your business and can take different directions depending on the pieces being displayed, the area of your display, and your environment.  The Rickie Report looks at different aspects of displaying your work in this article, Part I of III.

 

 

The Art of Display

 

 

Easy to Read Signage

 

  • Are your signs eye catching?
  • Do not rely on hand written signs unless you are calligrapher (and we urge caution even then)
  • Avery and other companies offer labels of varying sizes which can be computer printed
  • Use an easy to read font
  • Consider that the font you pick will be read differently in print than on a computer screen 
  • Use a large type (Try different options)

                    this is 18 in Comic Sans ( great for reading an artist bio)

 
      this is 24 in Menlo
 
            this is 36 in Casual  (while it is larger than 24, it is smaller to read due to the font itself )
 
     this is 48 in Chalkboard
  • Be consistent. You can use the same font in different sizes, depending on the sign you need
  • Consider the color  you print with: yellow is difficult to see on a white background
  • Arial font, with rounded lines not only prints well but when enlarged, it is ideal for larger signs
  • 48 or 72 point font sizes are easier to read from a distance

 

 

What message do your signs convey?

 

  • Signs tell who you are and what you are selling at a quick glance
  • Patrons are more apt to stop by a display where they can easily identify what your product is
  • Your name,  your business name, and what you are selling should be easy to ascertain
  • Signs can convey messages using words as well as images
  • Will your business logo translate to an easy-to-read sign?
  • Having your logo on signage deepens the branding of your business.
  • If you are offering a % discount, have a sign with the details
  • Encourage people to sign your Guest Book.  Promise that you will not share email addresses or inundate them with mail.  The purpose of a Guest Book is to contact interested patrons  with your e-newsletter or dates of exhibition when you are back in the area.  It is also an opportunity for them to write comments about specific items you are selling.

 

Descriptions and Prices

 

  • Hand made does not mean hand written
  • Titles, medium and prices should be easy to find 
  • Without the basic information about the product, the materials and the cost, a patron may walk away rather than ask for help
  • An interesting tid-bit about your art can pique a customer’s curiosity
  • Have your business cards easily available for anyone who enters the booth
  • Have a photo album of your previous work.
  • Show your art pieces in context ( in homes, offices, yachts). It makes it easier for people to imagine in their own space. 
  • If you offer private commission art pieces, indicate that!

 

 

 

Look for The Art of Display Part II in an upcoming Rickie Report, where we will focus on other aspects of displaying your artistic creations!

 

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

D’Art for Art at Lighthouse ArtCenter = Opportunities for Artists and Art Lovers

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s annual D’Art for Art is a major FUNdraiser!  For art lovers, it is a chance to enjoy a sumptuous cocktail and dinner party when ticketed guests take home a fabulous piece of art.  The donated art is judged by a well-known art expert and awards are given at the Artists’ Appreciation and Collector’s Party.  Your artwork will be displayed in some of the area’s most beautiful homes and best art collections.  There are NEW details for not only donating a piece of artwork, but SELLING a piece as well.  The Rickie Report shares the information here for artists and art lovers.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents

D’Art for Art 2014

 

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The best ART party of the year! Enjoy an open bar, cocktails with hors d’oeuvres and a delicious gourmet dinner, plus leave with a fabulous work of art, all for the price of the ticket!

 

 

The ArtCenter is filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry and more, donated by local and national
artists. Drink, dine and when your name is called, “Dart” to an outstanding piece of art to take
home as the ultimate party favor!

New This Year!

 

Donating artists will also have an opportunity to SELL a work of art at the Artists’ Appreciation and Collector’s Party on Sunday, November 1st.  The art must be 8 inch x 8 inch finished size for 2D work or no larger than an 8 inch x 8 inch size for 3D work.  You will be provided blank canvases at NO CHARGE!! Commission on all sales will be 60% to the artist and 40% to LAC.

 

IMPORTANT: LAC is inviting collectors to attend the Artists’ Party and on that night only, they will be able to meet the artists and purchase a work of art!

 

This is a rare opportunity to have your work showcased in such a way.  The Rickie Report URGES you to look at the information and take part!

 

 

For more information contact Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.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

Global Call for Endangered Art Exhibit at Art Basel

What is “endangered”?  Ecosystems, animals, plants and the environment.  This is your opportunity to share your concern in the world of Art Basel – an International Art Fair in Miami.  The Rickie Report shared a Call to Artists last year, for Art Basel and the Endangered Art Show which benefits the Center for Great Apes.  The response was tremendous.  This year, we share this GLOBAL Call which has been expanded to Artwork, Photography and Wearable Art!  We urge everyone to respond and keep us posted so we can share your good news!  If your artwork does not relate to this subject and you know other artists who work does, please share this Call!

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES !

ENDANGERED ART FOR APES

ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, WEARABLE ART

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3rd

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Please see full details at http://www.art4apes.com

 

 

 

 

Knuckles

Knuckles

 

 

Meet Knuckles:

My Character:  Special, Inspirational, Engaging

My Birthday: October 4, 1999

My Story

Knuckles arrived at the Center for Great Apes from a California entertainment compound when he was only two years old. He was believed to have been affected with cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen during his birth. His challenges were motor and muscle control, a weakness on the left side, and a lazy eye that didn’t allow him to focus on things.

 

 

 

Most two-year-old chimpanzees swing around actively and climb to tall heights, but Knuckles could not climb and barely walked when he arrived. When he was placed somewhere, he would just sit there until someone moved him. Although he couldn’t easily feed himself, he would eat if someone fed him.

 

 

Early MRI tests and EEG scans suggested that he was not likely to advance much and would stay the same or get worse. However, Knuckles has made steady progress and our expectations for him are all good.

 

 

 

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Center for Great Apes Sanctuary

 

After years of help from several dedicated volunteers and staff… as well as therapy from occupational and physical therapists who donated their time to help Knuckles, he has learned to feed himself, climb up and down steps, and pull himself up on special swings to hang upside down and play. He walks wherever he wants to go and occasionally runs when playing games of chase with other chimpanzees. He is very aware and cognizant of activities around him, likes to play and be tickled, and is very affectionate.

 

 

From the time of his arrival, he was introduced to Grub’s group through the mesh while still an infant. Grub, Toddy, Kenya, Brooks, and Noelle seemed to know Knuckles was “special” and have always been gentle with him. He eventually began having play sessions one-on-one inside the habitat with each of these chimpanzees, and can now tolerate about an hour of play, grooming, and running before he is exhausted. Every day, Knuckles spends time with Grub’s group standing outside the habitat where they can see him and touch him. Grub and Noelle are especially good with Knuckles and spend sitting next to him frequently grooming him. When the little female chimpanzee Kodua arrived from Hollywood at age two, she was introduced to the then 5-year-old Knuckles, and she also became one of his frequent playmates.

 

 

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Three-Story Chimp Habitat

 

Our goal has always been to get Knuckles to the point where he can have the companionship of other chimpanzees. Now an adolescent (and is more than 120 pounds), his therapy from staff is limited. But with the recent construction of a special indoor/outdoor enclosure suited to the needs of handicapped and geriatric apes, Knuckles has the opportunity to live in his own habitat where the other chimpanzees can spend all day next to him, or short periods inside the enclosure playing with him… or even overnight visits in Knuckles’ nighthouse.

 

Taking on the challenge of raising a severely handicapped chimpanzee had to be carefully considered when we were approached to take Knuckles at the sanctuary. But, he has continued to exceed most expectations of his potential and abilities and has enriched the lives of not only the chimpanzees he interacts with, but also the staff, volunteers, and visitors who have been inspired by him.

 

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Orangutans play in 25 foot tall arch with far reaching view

 

 

All proceeds, including entry fee, will go directly to the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees . This is a great opportunity for artists to highlight what they feel is ENDANGERED, be a part of the excitement of Art Basel week and support a wonderful sanctuary.

 

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. The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. www.centerforgreatapes.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