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Second Artist’s Lunch & Lecture Series With Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks, of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC presents an artist networking opportunity at a local restaurant in the thriving art community of Northwood.  “Artists Lunch & Lecture Series” is your opportunity to take part in the next of the series.  The goal is to help artists network with their peers and other businesses that may be able help them grow professionally. The Rickie Report continually urges artists to step out of their studios and network!  Learn about grants, loans and other topics.  Become the entrepreneurs  you need to be to sell your artwork!  Today is “National Boss’ Day”.  Be your own boss!    




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Date and Place: TBA


For Contact Information and Registration see end of this article


For those who missed the first seminar, The Rickie Report can tell you that networking like this is priceless!



For the last decade, there has been an influx of artists, who have expressed the need for the same professional opportunities that other businesses are able to take advantage of.

  Business networking groups are always available, but they tend to miss the connection with artists, who also can utilize these opportunities for their professional growth, development and longevity. Business breakfasts, business lunches, power lunches, business workshops are all great occasions, but when you sit and listen, one normally does not hear the words “This too can be utilized for your artistic careers.”



Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks



Trina shares, ” I’ve attended a women’s business lunch workshop in West Palm Beach for the past 15 years. At this workshop these women were representing other companies.  Of the twenty or so professional women in that room, seven of them were actually artists. The irony was that only one, other than me, was representing herself as an artist. The women there started out feeling empowered, but as I did my presentation the seven women who were artists asked me what motivated me to pursue this as a profession. My answer to them was, “It was what I was meant to do. I could have been the accountant that my father wanted me to be. Or I could be true to myself and what I needed to be.”






I realized that these types of meetings are really needed for our artists! We need to start getting our art community more empowered!  

I decided to speak to some of my professional friends in other  careers to find out what they can offer for the art community to help them achieve the same goals and opportunities that other entrepreneurs strive for. To my surprise, many of my professional friends who are attorneys, magazine directors, restaurateurs and CPAs really want to be part of the process!




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Organizations both for-profit and nonprofit, municipalities and politicians have been opening their eyes and arms to working closer to the artist community at large.

 One problem has always been making the connection. How do we get these two obviously different groups of people to meet in the middle? That is where A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC can help. For 22 years our mission has always been to connect everyone and build relationships within the most unique circumstances.





The Artists’ Lunch & Lecture idea emerged as a way to implement these business networking lunches for artists, to get the proper information needed to enhance their career path as professional artists.

 The first lecture was the artist choice on topics. The survey went out asking the artists what are the most important topics that you would like to see talked about at this first lecture. Everything from the opportunities for grants and financial support, legal opportunities, copyrights for artists, collaboration opportunities and simply ways to network with other artists. 

The goal is to have empowered artists in Palm Beach County with strong entrepreneurial skills. This is the beginning of a very important and much-needed trend, which will be starting in the Northwood district of West Palm Beach.



To Register: 

We have a date for the next Artists Lunch & Lecture. The tickets will be ready next week however click the FB link to  RSVP now

Please note: You must purchase a ticket to attend.

For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks





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