The Artist/Gallery Relationship

The relationship between an artist and gallery is a significant one. The Rickie Report hears from both entities, sharing concerns and questions about behavior and standards.  We look at the nuances that may not be spelled out in a contract and more in this article.  This includes 2D , 3D and wearable art.

 

 

The Artist/Gallery Relationship

 

 

In this article, when we speak of “galleries”, the reader should understand the term to include consignment galleries, vanity galleries, cooperative galleries and traditional galleries.  This also includes outdoor or indoor shows…basically, any place you are exhibiting your artistry.

 

Notification of Your Acceptance

Great news!  

Your artwork has been accepted to be in an exhibit or show!  

Now what?

 

Read every word and every page before you sign a contract!

 

 

  • Do you understand the contract?

 

  • If you have a question, has the issuer of the contract been helpful in explaining your concerns?

 

  • Can you meet the requirements of the contract?

 

  • Is there something you would like to change in the contract?

 

  • Is this acceptable to the issuer?

 

  • If you cannot meet the requirements, it is your obligation to discuss the issues with the gallery or show where your work will be exhibited!

 

  • Mark down important dates: drop off of artwork, reception and pick up of unsold work and date of expected payment for sold work.

 

  • If you decide NOT to sign the contract, it is up to you to inform the gallery or show manager!  Being polite and considerate goes a long way…you never know when you may encounter the same players in the art world again.

 

I’ve Signed A Contract!

What is the first thing you need to do?

 

  • Employ “Rickie’s Two Foot Rule”!  Share your good news with anyone who comes within 2 feet of you!  This is NOT a time to “sell” but to “celebrate”! Share your passion of creativity with everyone!  

 

  • Get your publicity and marketing ducks in a row!  Send out press releases to print and email resources ( including The Rickie Report) – DO NOT WAIT until a few weeks before your public reception, grand opening or event to take place.

 

  • Share your good news in your social media circles and once you have the date (see above), ask THEM to share it with their friends!

 

  • Has the gallery provided postcards marketing the exhibit or show?

 

  • Send them out to your client list, giving them plenty of notice so they can attend!  This is an important part of the marketing process. The gallery is counting on you to follow through!  

 

  • Another thought about sending out postcards: a personal note goes a long way.  Again, it is about the relationship between you and your clients. It is not just about the sale!

 

 

Enjoy The Show

 

Before the exhibit or show opens, touch base with the manager.  What are the gallery’s expectations of the artists during the event?

 

  • Show up on time!

 

  • What is the preferred mode of dress?

 

  • Can you bring a guest?

 

  • Is there a cover charge for guests and other attendees?

 

  • Be respectful of the other attendees.  Not everyone is here to see your work. ( We know, this sounds harsh, but we’re trying to be realistic and helpful).

 

  • Are you expected to make a presentation about your work?  How long will you speak? When will this take place within the reception time frame?

 

  • Is it OK to hand out business cards?  

 

  • Can you have your own sign-in book?

 

  • If you are supposed to bring a beverage or snack to share, check to see what the gallery prefers ( if they always provide a cheese tray, perhaps choosing a different pick-up refreshment is best; have they requested wine or only soft-drinks?)

 

  • How long are you expected to stay?

 

  • Different types of galleries call for you knowing information beyond your own work. Have you done your homework and learned a bit about the other exhibitors’ artistry?

 

  • If someone asks a question and you are unsure of the answer, KNOW who to ask!

 

  • Do we need to tell you? NEVER speak poorly of another piece of artwork! Everyone has different taste in food, fashion and artwork!

 

The Party’s Over And So Is The Exhibit

  • Be prompt when picking up your artwork.  

 

  • Bring a copy of your list of work dropped off with prices.

 

  • If you have a problem in picking up your work at the specified time, contact the gallery manager immediately.

 

  • Send a thank you note to the gallery and manager.  Personal relationship, remember?

 

My Work Sold!  Now What?

 

  • The contract should specify when you will be paid and how much the gallery will keep as commission.

 

  • Be aware of the date you should expect payment and stay in touch with the gallery manager.

 

  • Some galleries cut checks immediately and others only monthly.

 

  • Does the contract specify if the gallery will tell you who the customer is? 

 

 

  • When a non-profit organization asks you for a donation of your artwork, does the contract specify that you will be told who the client is who purchased your work?  The Rickie Report suggests you inquire about this BEFORE signing the contract and possibly adding it in, if it is not mentioned.  It is gracious of you to donate and important for YOUR marketing and art business to know who to add to your client list.

 

 

In the very least, the exhibition or show should be added immediately to your website.

 

 

You forgot to pick up your work

for over a month… Now what?

 

  • Go back and read the contract.
  • Some galleries will charge storage fees. Be prepared to pay.  Remember – they have been caretakers of your work.
  • Some galleries will take possession of your work.  They may choose to be benevolent and return your work or they may, according to the contract, sell your work to benefit a charity.

 

Life Is A Learning Experience

 

Exhibiting at a gallery or show is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your creativity with the world!  The Rickie Report hopes that these helpful hints make your experiences easier and more productive.

 

Stay tuned for more marketing strategies in The Rickie Report!

 

 

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 For “Un- Common Works” 6″x6″x6″ For An Unusual Exhibition At Artisans On The Ave

They say good things come in small packages!! Artisans On The Ave plans to prove this with a unique invitational call to artists.  Varied media featuring sculpture, canvas, wood, glass, mixed media and pottery is the choice of the artist. This call to artists is open to 2D and 3D artists in all mediums. Artists may enter up to 3 pieces that meet the size requirements 6x6x6 inches or less. All exhibited work must be for sale. All wall art must be wired and ready to hang. Pedestals will be provided for 3D art. Artist receives 70% of sale. Completed works must be no more than 6” X 6”X 6” and can be LESS.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application.  

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CALL TO ARTISTS

An Invitational Group Art Exhibit

“Un-Common Works”
6”X6”X6”

Public Opening Reception:

Friday, August 7th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Exhibition: August 7, 2015 thru August 31, 2015

Open 7 days a week:

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

“UN-COMMON WORKS”

The exhibit will be widely promoted through the news media, advertising, internet marketing, social networking sites, television, radio, art card distribution and mailing, and an extensive email blitz.

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS
An Invitational Group Art Exhibit
AT
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162
Division of Craft Gallery- West Palm Beach

Guidelines:

  • Open to 2D and 3D artists in all mediums.
  • Artists may enter UP to 3 pieces that meet the size requirements 6x6x6 inches or less.
  • Completed electronic application or paper application with $30 entry fee must be received at Craft Gallery 5911 S. Dixie, WPB, FL, 33405 by Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 3PM.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Theme of project is open, called” Un–Common Works”
  • Questions or additional information call 561-762-8162 (Betty Wilson)
  • All exhibited work must be for sale. Artist receives 70% of sale.
  • Selected works to be decided by Saturday, July 25, 2015. We will call you with the art piece or pieces selected.
  • Selected works to be dropped off at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth on Monday 9am-11pm August 3, 2015
  • Please bring a refreshment to the opening if possible.(Thank You)
  • Please email the card we’ll send you close to the opening date to all your friends, family and clients. (Thank You)
  • The exhibit will be widely promoted through the news media, advertising, internet marketing, social networking sites

 

 

“Un-Common Works”
6”X6”X6”
An Invitational Group Art Exhibit
At
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
August 7, 2015 thru August 31, 2015

 

 

Opening Reception: Artisans On The Ave Gallery
Friday, August 7th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

All applications must be received by Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 3PM

 

Register by email at potteryme@aol.com or mail application and check to

Craft Gallery, 5911 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

Name: ____________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________

City:______________________________ State___________

Zip:__________

Phone:_______________________

Cell: _________________________

Email address: _____________________

Web Address:____________________

 

$30.00 application fee includes up to 3 pieces of art Check made to Craft Gallery! 

 

SUBMITTED IMAGES need to CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW  

 

1.Title________________________________________________
Dimensions_______________________________ Price____________ Description____________________________________________

2.Title________________________________________________
Dimensions________________________________ Price______________ Description____________________________________________

3.Title________________________________________________Dimensions_____________________________________ Price____________ Description____________________________________________

 

LIABILITY WAIVER of Submission of my application constitutes my agreement of compliance with all of the conditions and terms set forth in this prospectus. I release and discharge Artisans On The Ave Gallery and The Craft Gallery, the owners, members and employees from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.

Signature______________________________________Date____

 

 

For More Information About This Exhibit or General Questions About Artisans On The Ave, please Visit:  630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460 or call  561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Jaffe Center For Book Arts Offers Gelatin Plate Printing Workshop and Colophon Exhibition

It’s the hottest time of year and a very good time to be inside a cool, climate controlled library. The Rickie Report shares 2 reasons you should consider visiting the  Jaffe Center for Book Arts: The Colophon Exhibition and the Summer Gelatin Plate Printing Workshop being taught by nationally acclaimed artist, Andrea Huffman.  We give you details and a few sneak peeks – but sign up for the Workshop before it closes out!

 

 

 

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JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road    Boca Raton, Florida 33431

 

 

 

The LAST WORD: Our Favorite Colophons

Through September 6, 2015

On two floors of FAU’s Wimberly Library:

First Floor Lobby, Jaffe Center for Book Arts Lobby, and JCBA’s Book Arts Gallery

 

The colophon page is, for many book artists and book arts enthusiasts, the first page we turn to in a new book, even though it’s typically located at the end of the book. Not all books have colophons, but most all artists’ books and limited editions do.

 

 

Book from Jaffe Center For Book Art Collection. Pages was created using smoke.

Book from Jaffe Center For Book Art Collection. Illustrations were created using smoke.

 

What is a colophon? It is the page where book artists explain how their books are made. It might include information on what types were used to print the book, what paper was used in the book’s production, and how the book was bound. It will most often tell us how many books were made in the edition. It will probably inform us of the personnel involved in the book’s production and it may even elaborate on what the weather conditions were like while the book was being made. In short, the colophon is the place where the book artist can step outside the narrative and tell us anything and everything about the book that we should know. Sometimes what we should know boils down to a simple sentence. Sometimes it requires much more than that. On occasion, it even requires a separate book.

 

3D Pop Up Book at the Jaffe Center For Book Arts

3D Pop Up Book at the Jaffe Center For Book Arts

 

 

“The books and broadsides gathered in this exhibition contain some of our favorite colophons discovered during the 15 year history of the Jaffe Collection, the heart of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries. Some are just as we expect them to be; some are way out there…which makes the colophon a pretty good metaphor for the Jaffe Collection in general”, according to John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Collection.

Find exhibition hours, directions and parking information at our website:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/exhibitions/the_last_word.php

 

"Fall Foliage" by Andrea Huffman

“Fall Foliage” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

Summer Gelatin Plate Printing

Workshop

 

Instructor Andrea Huffman
Saturday July 18, 2015
Noon to 4 PM at our new Book & Paper Studio at Historic T6

 

 

 

Gelatin Prints by Andrea Huffman

Gelatin Prints by Andrea Huffman

 

Gelatin plates are a fun, creative technique to create one-of-a-kind monotype prints without the need for a printing press. Participants will use found objects, yard clippings, paper stencils and masks on an inked printing plate made from unflavored gelatin. Multiple images and colors can be layered to explore the many possibilities of this unique printing technique to create intriguing designs.

 

Tuition Schedule
$75 general public / $65 FAU faculty & staff and students from other institutions / $55 FAU students

 

 

Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/gelatin_pritning.php

 

Gelatin Duo by Andrea Huffman

Gelatin Duo by Andrea Huffman

 

Instructor Andrea Huffman is a fiber artist and arts educator, who, in 2011, after 31 years of professional teaching in Broward County Public Schools, retired to pursue her work as a full time artist. Her work has been shown throughout Florida, including SOLO  exhibitions at Lee Wagoner Gallery, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, and Everglades National Park. (www.andreahuffman.com)

 

 

 

For more information about the exhibit, classes or arranging a group tour, please contact:

 

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

 

 

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 “Naked Truth” Exhibit At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone’s “Naked Truth” Exhibit is back by popular demand and will be showing from September 18 to September 30.  The Gallery has never shied away from nudity in their exhibits, but that doesn’t mean that this show is all about that!  The Rickie Report reminds you that these themes are always up to your interpretations.  Artworks of 2D or 3D are welcome.  If you get your work in early, you increase your chances of being included in future press releases and postcards!  We share the details and application.

 

 

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Call To Artists

“Naked Truth”

Opening Public Reception:

Friday, September 18

Show closes on September 30

Exhibit is limited to 40 Artists

 

GUIDELINES

September 18 to September 30 “The Naked Truth” .  Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “We skipped a year with this show, and it is back by popular demand. We have never shied away from nudity in our exhibits, but that doesn’t mean that this show is all about that! Our themes are always up to your interpretations. The works you are exhibiting may be 2-D works or 3-D works. There is no restriction for this show. If I get  photos of your work early, they could be included (and your name) in all of the press releases and postcards.”

 

 

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Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria:

 

A completed application form, up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL and $35.00 entry fee must be received by deadline of 3pm Tuesday, September 15. No late applications will be accepted. (We will accept the first 40 artists) (If you are entering 3 or more shows this year, your fee is $25 per show.)

  • Entry fee is non-refundable and may be paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
  • Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format.
  • Please E-Mail completed application to Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or Mail to CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.
  • All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist.
  • Event e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions. Please send these out to your email lists. 
  • All works must be picked up within 3 days of close of show(unless special arrangements are made.) After that, artists will be charged $5 a day for one month. The works then become property of gallery to be sold for fund-raising. 
  • Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application.
  • Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday (September 22/23/24) from 1pm to 6pm.  (Special delivery arrangements may be possible.
  • Delivered Art Work must be priced and ready to display. 
  • Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open 7 days a week for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.

We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced. Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. 

For more information call 561- 588-8344 or 215-205-9441

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

APPLICATION for“The Naked Truth”

All applications must be received by 3pm Tuesday. September 15, 2015

Phone 561 588-8344 cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org

or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

Please PRINT legibly!

Name_________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________

City________________________________State_____Zip_______

Phone_____________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW  

1. Title_________________________________________________

Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________

Description____________________________________________
2. Title_________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________

Description____________________________________________

 

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.
SIGNATURE________________________________DATE______

 

 

 

 

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 Brewhouse Gallery Is Bringing Hot Entertainment And Cool Deals

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating all of their resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a raffle ticket for a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery.  Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists!   Don’t forget to stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more.  The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

 

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BREWHOUSE GALLERY

HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL 33403

561.469.8930

 

 

 

MEET OUR NEW GALLERY ARTISTS:

Thursday, June 25       6 – 9 pm

Sarah Lapierre

Cynthia Hockaden

Francis Lynn

William King

Phil Fung

Matt Godwin

Kevin Goff

Craig McInnis

Emmanuel Gonzales

Danny Albertson

Michael Pucciarelli

Scott White

Wendi Willis

Joe

Craig Dietrich

Diane Hutchinson

Tory Miessau

 

 

 

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating the new resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a raffle ticket for a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists! Don’t forget to stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more! Remember we now offer authentic Mexican street food made fresh daily including tacos, nachos, and even vegetarian and vegan options from Tacos Don Pepé!

 

 

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Want IN?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery?  We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery.

For more information, call AJ Brockman at (561) 771-1641, or send us an email: info@brewhousegallery.com.

 

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Vintage motorcycle nights at The Brewhouse Gallery!
Every last Friday of the month 6 -10pm
Raffles!
Product give away!
Art Work!
Live Music!
Beer Specials!
Craft and micro brew beers!
Vintage Arcade Games!
Vintage Iron merch!
&
More…….

  • All motorcycles welcome
  • All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the free roped off show parking!

 

Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!

Our sponsors that make this possible:
Rockitmanradio.com
Florida Sports Cycle & Atv
BurnUP Company
Bob’s British Bike Company
Architectural and Interior Design Photography
Purehoney Magazine
The Brewhouse Gallery

Food from Tacos Don Pepé!

 

 

Here’s The LineUp*

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday – Board Game Night! : 7 to 10 :  Happy Hour Pricing All Night Long!  We have the beers, we have the tables, we have the food!  You bring the games, your bring your friends, and your better bring an overly competitive attitude!

 

 

 

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Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.

 

 

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Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more.

One drink minimum for performers and guests.  

More info for performers, call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930

 

 

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Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!

 

Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A down south, knee slapping good time!  Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame! Food Trucks!

 

A SUNDAY KINDA BLUES (UNPLUGGED)

Sunday, June 28th 2pm

 

 

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Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.

 

* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.

 

 

 

Host your next shindig with us! We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator, Pepe, at 302.897.1990 or info@BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

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

Artists Need Paint! New Matisse Paints Are Available at Jerry’s Artarama

Jerry’s Artarama of West Palm Beach, known as the “The Candy Store For Artists”, is offering a number of specials this summer.  New products, including New Matisse Paints are available. And while school may be out, it is always the right time to stock up.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

JERRY’S ARTARAMA

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2505 Okeechobee Boulevard ( Suite Q)

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

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Jerry’s Artarama is “The candy store for artists!”

Their VIP membership is FREE and with it, you get special deals throughout the year. Check out the deals!

For more information please call or visit:

561-684-7036

http://westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Good Business Practices: After You’ve Made A Sale-Editorial From Rickie

Congratulations, you’ve sold a piece of your artwork! The Rickie Report shares some good business practices in this article, to not only acknowledge the sale but create opportunities for more.  We’ll focus on 2 Dimensional, 3 Dimensional and wearable art.

 

 

 

GOOD BUSINESS PRACTICES: AFTER A SALE

 

 

 

There is nothing as exciting as connecting with someone who loves your creativity as much as you!  This article’s focus is “after the sale” of 2 Dimensional, 3 Dimensional and wearable art pieces.  Now that you have sold your art piece, what are some next steps to not only acknowledge and celebrate that sale, but to bring more buyers?

 

 

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS

 

Remember “thank you” notes?  This is the time to send one to the buyer!

 

Your effort will make an impression on the buyer – how many people actually do this? Few – which is why you will make an impression by doing so.

 

The buyer begins to realize this “sale” means more than the monetary value exchanged.

 

You are not only thanking them for their recent purchase, but you are reinforcing that this is now a relationship of artist/art patron.

 

The next time you are exhibiting, you can feel comfortable reaching out to previous buyers, letting them know about your newest work.

 

The next time the buyer is in your area, they will feel more connected to you and contact you.

 

When a buyer feels that there is a more informal relationship, you will pop up in more of their conversations – a buyer marketing for you is worth gold!

 

 

PICTURES TELL A BIGGER STORY

 

Take a photo of the buyer with your art piece!

 

Ask the buyer to send you a photo of the art piece in their home or office.  This encourages others to truly “see” your art on someone’s walls, in a niche or on a shelf.  

 

If you are selling wearable art, ask the buyer to send you a photo of you or the person gifted with the item wearing your piece.  Most buyers will be flattered to be part of your portfolio of happy clients!

 

Once you’ve established a relationship with a buyer, feel free to ask for their story which you can share on your website.  How did wearing your necklace make the new graduate feel?  How did the buyer propose, using the ring you created?  Have you just sold a piece of artwork that is destined to become a family heirloom?

 

A photo of a real person (not a model) wearing the clothing you’ve created tells other people than your wearable art is accessible and comfortable.

 

A WORD ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Sharing your successes on social media sites is an easy way to let people know about your sales.  

Who is reading your social media site ?

 

According to business experts, you are reaching YOUR audience

 

Is that helpful for future sales?

 

Are your followers buying your artwork or merely celebrating the sale with you and “liking” that you made a sale?

Good friends will share your news about sales on social media in a different way.

Now is the time to ask YOUR social media friends to share the photo of your artwork in your client’s space with THEIR social media friends!  

 

 

Remember the buyer with whom you now have a relationship?……

Encourage your art patrons to share their excitement about their purchase with THEIR social media friends.  

Thank them for referrals!

Would your art patrons consider offering you the opportunity to have an exhibit or special showing of your work in a different space than you normally display?

Are you available to help your art patrons’ favorite charity through an exhibit and sales of your artwork?

When you have formed a relationship with your art buyer, these and more possibilities will arise.  The Rickie Report looks forward to sharing more business tips in the future.

 

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

OSGS Presents Ilene Adams’ Free Lecture And Update On Northwood’s Newest Mural

 OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing, located in the heart of Northwood Village, offers these lectures in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Stop by on Saturday, July 13 to meet Ilene Gruber Adams; July 11th with Pamela Acheson and August 8th with John Rachell. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about Ilene Adam’s newest artwork and show our readers the progress of Tiffany Beasi’s mural, the newest addition to Northwood Village! You don’t have sign up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture. Although, we encourage you to not miss the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village!  To take the tour, sign up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/. The OSGS Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.   There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

 

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BYOC Lecture*

*Bring Your Own Chair

Presenting

Ilene  Adams

Saturday, June 13th

7:00 pm (following FREE Art Walk)

FREE ART EVENT

 

 

 

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Ilene Adams works in both mixed media painting and in photography. Her paintings are a mixture of various mediums including photo transfers, plaster, gold leaf and thread. She often uses vintage family photos or old collectable postcards and the colors are often muted. Her photos, on the other hard, are bold, bright colors, pushing the limits on saturation and manipulating reality.

 

"Multipad" by Ilene Adams

“Multipad” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene says about her art, “The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places. My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

"Devil's Mill Hopper" by Ilene Adams

“Devil’s Millhopper” by Ilene Adams

 

Ilene Adams has over 35 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field.  It began when she studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then continued on to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  After completing college, Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She has continued studying many art disciplines throughout her career at schools such as Harvard, The School of Visual Arts and faux finishing schools.

 

 

"Little Green Leaves" by Ilene Adams

“Little Green Leaves” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene has worked in many different art related field, including textile design, graphic design, faux finishes and murals. While her children were young, she had a thriving business in New Jersey creating wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.  Ilene has been featured in many design magazines in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches, as well as winning several awards for her art.

 

"Part Of The Whole" by Ilene Adams

“Part Of The Whole” by Ilene Adams

 

For many years, Ilene was wrapped up in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a national broadcast marketing located in Boston and later in New Jersey. After moving to Florida 12 years ago, Ilene continued her marketing company, The Marketing Works, bringing her marketing and design talents to small businesses, non-profits and artists.

 

 

 

"Lilies" by Ilene Adams

“Lilies” by Ilene Adams

 

When time permits, Ilene works on her paintings and photographs and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions, winning many awards for her art.  Ilene’s work can be found at www.ileneadamsinc.com and www.ileneadamsfineart.com.

 

 

Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact.  She has served as a member of organization boards, including Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Furry Friends and continues to be an active leader in Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

"My Gauguin" by Ilene Adams

“My Gauguin” by Ilene Adams

 

During the Summer Lecture Series, each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

 

 

Northwood Village Mural Project

Expands to OSGS Gallery!

Artist Tiffany Beasi Wins Bid to Create a Unique Mural

 

The Northwood Village Mural Project was conceived in early 2014 with Northwood Village Merchants and Proponents Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Billy Manthy, William Halliday, Craig McInnis, Eduardo Mendieta and the West Palm Beach CRA.  The West Palm Beach CRA and Edaurdo Mendieta spearheaded the initial Artist search and saw the first three murals in Northwood Village through to completion. Currently, there are several completed murals adorning the walls of various buildings in Northwood Village.These murals were created by Eduardo Mendieta, Amanda Valdes, Craig McInnis and now Tiffany Beasi.

 

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Tiffany Beasi working on the newest mural in Northwood Village

 

This Mural at OSGS by Tiffany is part of the Northwood Village Mural Project but was produced solely by the owners of OSGS Gallery (as opposed to the initial murals funded by the CRA). Tiffany has painted murals in other Palm Beach County locations (Downtown Lake Worth at Dave’s Last Resort) as well.

 

 

The Northwood Village Mural Project is now in the hands of the Village Merchants and future growth will depend on merchant follow-through, sponsorships, and overall exposure to generate Northwood Village as a Mural Destination. Murals projects have thrived in many cities and create a fabulous environment for all to enjoy.

 

OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues

OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues

 

 

Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter and a freelance graphic designer located in Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. As an award-winning international artist, she has created commercial art for clients across the world including Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill and Cafe Tu Tu Tango. In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest, Gibson Guitar Town and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. In 2011, she was commissioned by Hard Rock International to paint 3 Les Paul Guitars for their Top of The Rock Project.

 

 

Beasi’s paintings are drowned in lush vibrant colors and were published in two books, Beatles Art: The Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four and Marilyn in Art. Beasi has been the Featured Artist in Industry Magazine, Axis Magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, MetroWest Magazine, Fox 35 and Jacksonville’s BUZZ Magazine. 

 

 

For more information about this program or other exhibits at OSGS please contact:
Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla/Jonathan Ortiz-Smykla, OSGS Gallery 561-833-2223; OSGSArt@hotmail.com

www.OSGSart.com

 

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS is the embodiment of their love of art and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sees guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

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

Lighthouse ArtCenter Welcomes 13 Art Groups For 
5th Annual “Art Of Association” Exhibition

The Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes 13 Art Groups for the 5th Annual “Art of Association” Exhibition. 
 Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, which runs through August 13. Featuring juried works from art associations throughout Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, a special Opening and Awards Ceremony takes place June 18th during the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event.  A “Meet the Associations” reception takes place on Thursday, July 16th.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details.  Attention ARTISTS:  Learn more about these groups to nurture and network!  Attention ART LOVERS: Don’t miss one of the annual highlights of art exhibitions in the area!

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

5th Annual

“Art Of Association” Exhibition

Opening Reception/Awards

Thursday, June 18th

5:30 -7:30 pm

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“Meet the Artist Associations”:

Thursday, July 16th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Exhibition Continues Through August 13th

 

Gallery Square North

   373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta,FL

(561) 746-3101     LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 5th Annual “Art of Association” heralds more than 240 original works of art from more than 100 exhibiting artists. Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artists Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Artists in Florida, Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Wellington Art Society and Women In the Visual Arts.

 

"Floating Woman With Rose Petals" by Nancy Brown

“Floating Woman With Rose Petals” by Nancy Brown

 

Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, “Art of Association” running through August 13. Featuring juried works from 13 art associations throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, a special opening and awards ceremony will take place June 18 during the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

"Female in Repose" by Genie Fritchy

“Female in Repose” by Genie Fritchy

 

A “Meet the Associations” reception takes place on July 16th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. “Art of Association” is on display through August 13.  Artists who are not familiar with these groups are encouraged to attend. This is a wonderful networking opportunity!

 

"Beach Bags With A Twist" by  Laurie Arcas Aguera

“Beach Bags With A Twist” by Laurie  Aguera Arcas

 

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography to ceramic sculptures to fiber art,” said Executive Director Katie Deits.

 

 

"Boxcar Graffiti" by Michael Las Casas

“Boxcar Graffiti” by Michael Las Casas

 

 

Deits goes on to say, “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

 

"Sea of the Moon" by Cindy Bartosek

“Sea of the Moon” by Cindy Bartosek

Celebrating its fifth year, “Art of Association” reveals the spirit of cooperation. The common goal of each organization sharing the experience of the visual arts promises visitors an exciting artistic experience that will have something for everyone. Additionally, visitors can purchase most of the art on display.

 

"Bath" by Chris Kling

“Bath” by Chris Kling

 

 

Admission is free for Lighthouse ArtCenter Members and visiting artists or $10 for nonmember visitors. The exhibition is open during Museum hours which are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free on Saturday, with hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As part of the national Blue Star Museum initiative, admission is free year round to active military and their families with valid military I.D.

 

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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 Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information please call (561) 746-3101 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:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cornell Museum Of Art Hosts 2nd Annual Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale

Experience extraordinary art and take home an original! The Cornell Museum of Art will host its 2nd annual Extraordinary Art Sale on Thursday, June 25th. A unique display of donated 6×6-inch works will be on sale for just $30. Guests will receive a group number when they arrive, and groups will be called in a random order, giving guests a chance to tag the piece they want. Media includes paintings, drawings, photography, collage, glass, wood and ceramics.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and a sneak peek at some of the artwork, by artists from Palm Beach County, New Orleans, North Carolina and New York!  What a great WIN-WIN! The Call to Artists is still open! The Museum is reaching out to local artists and artist groups to participate. 

 

Crest School Building

 

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 51 N.Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-243-7922

This Call to Artists is still open! The Museum is reaching out to local artists and artist groups to participate.

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EVENT:

Thursday, June 25th

6 – 8 pm

 Enjoy:

Extraordinary Art Sale

Bling Exhibition

Faculty Exhibition

 

 

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“Snowy Aspens,” 6×6 fused glass by JoAnna Vitale

 

 

Experience extraordinary art and take home an original! The Cornell Museum of Art will host its 2nd annual Extraordinary Art Sale on Thursday, June 25th, from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

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6×6 artworks by Brenda Zappitell, Reed Dixon and Carla Golembe

 

 

A unique display of donated 6×6-inch works will be on sale for just $30. Guests will receive a group number when they arrive, and groups will be called in a random order, giving guests a chance to tag the piece they want.

 

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“Been there – done that,” 6×6 collage by Pat Gelfand

 

 

Media includes paintings, drawings, photography, collage, glass, wood and ceramics. All 2D and 3D pieces will be hung for easy viewing.

 

 

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6×6 paintings by Barbara O’Connell Montgomery

 

 

The Cornell Museum has reached out to local artists and artist groups to participate. Additionally, works from artists in New Orleans, New York and North Carolina will be included. The goal for donations is 100 pieces.

 

 

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Neon Installation, “BLING: Art that Shines”

 

Art Sale guests will be able to also enjoy the Museum’s current exhibits, BLING: Art that Shines and ADORNMENT: Faculty Showcase. Admission is a $5 donation. A cash bar and light bites will be available.

 

 

DELRAY BEACH CENTER FOR THE ARTS

 

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers “a total arts experience™” through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes and workshops. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

 

Contact: Melissa Carter, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
561-243-7922, ext. 322
mcarter@delrayarts.org
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

 

 

 

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