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Call for Art From Martin And Palm Beach Counties For Art Synergy’s Palm Beach Art Exhibit. Deadline Is December 1st!

Art Synergy’s Palm Beach Art Exhibit at ArtPalmBeach opens on January 20, 2016 and continues through January 24, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. ArtSynergy 2016 is a juried exhibition and sale of exceptional work created by professional artists of Palm Beach and Martin Counties at the 19th Anniversary of ArtPalmBeach Fair 2016. This prestigious showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and is dedicated to providing a rich visual arts experience for collectors and art enthusiasts from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.  The jurors are : Richard Beau Lieu, Artist and Art Appraiser; Debby Coles-Dobay, Artist, Public Art Administrator and Jane Harris, Artist and Gallerist. The Rickie Report shares this CALL FOR ENTRIES. Deadline for entries is December 1st!





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Art Synergy 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach 2016


Deadline For Entries: December 1, 2015


Open To Residents of Martin and Palm Beach Counties



The Jurors
Art Synergy’s 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition




Allen West, Rick Beau Lieu

Richard Beau Lieu, Artist and Art Appraiser

(Photo Courtesy Allen West)



Richard Beau Lieu & Associates Fine Art Appraisers has been serving the fine art appraisal, restoration and collection needs of the community since our inception in 1986. are certified and passionate appraisers with the goal of keeping art alive and accessible to the public. Over our nearly 25 years of serving the art community, we have become known for the integrity of our principles and mission. Our certified fine art appraisals are accurate and trustworthy. We strive to meet the aesthetic needs of the public through our art services. We offer consulting, restoration, and memorial commissions, as well as a contemporary fine art gallery, which is full of original, carefully selected artwork by featured artists both local and international.




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Jane Harris, Artist and Gallerist

Jane Harris is a visual artist and founder of Harris Art Gallery with over 30 years of experience working in Miami, Florida. HARRISART is a warehouse-style gallery and working studio of Jane Harris. Centrally located in the heart of Miami’s Bird Road Art District. HARRISART often presents guests artists as well as special programs and interactive projects.  Jane Harris was an original member of the South Florida Art Center in South Beach, later relocating her studio to the burgeoning arts enclave, the Bird Road Art District.




Debby Coles-Dobay, Artist, Public Art Administrator


Debby Coles-Dobay manages the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Program. In this position she serves as liaison to the Arts Commission, City and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) staff, developers, planners architects, artists, design professionals and the general public. Since August 2007, Debby has facilitated nine development and eleven City/CRA projects, the annual Avenue of the Arts program which features art works that are on loan to the many of which are purchased for permanent placement in the City. She also coordinates a series of rotating exhibits in City facilities and developed the Swing Space program which places artwork on exhibit in vacant store fronts of shopping plazas. She took a leadership role in the Arts Commission’s visioning plan that includes the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. She is currently assisting artists in developing an industrial area Arts District the first of its kind in Palm Beach County and the commissioning of public art to attract visitors and businesses to the Civic/Cultural area of Boynton Beach. Debby is actively involved in the City’s rebranding initiative and the nation’s first of two City Green Building Programs.




ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.

Event Dates: 1/20/16 – 1/24/16


Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Audio – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 9

Entry Fee (Art Synergy 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition): $30.00

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply online.

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $30,
ArtSynergy 2016 Exhibition Deadline is December 1, 2015.

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

January 19, 2015 | 12 – 3 PM Drop off work,
January 20-24-Exhibition Dates,
January 24, 2015 | 5 – 6 PM –Pick up work.

Art Synergy 2016 Exhibition is open to all Professional Artists who reside and work in Palm Beach County. All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.
If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT. All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

2D, 3D, and Video/Film

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth. An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category. If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.
Work that represents a variety of styles within the same media can be submitted on one application – provided that the images reflect the same proportion of work as will be presented in the booth.

Each applicant must submit a min. (1), or max. (3) images of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
File size: 5 MB maximum
Artists are encouraged to update their portfolio with new images and consider improving the quality of previously submitted images to meet these specifications.


Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.
Only the (3) images seen in the application can represent the work to be selected in our booth.
Jurors: Debby-Coles Dobay, Richard Beau-Lieu, Jane Harris

Notification of the jury’s decision for the 2016 show will be posted online at on or before December 26, 2015.
A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the 2016 show.
You must provide a Certified Certificate of Authenticity for each work accepted.
Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.


In early 2013 with the help (and at the urging of) Frank Basta Jr., Nationally known artist/activist, Craig McInnis and Rolando Barrero (local artists and activists themselves) created a THINK TANK. Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the THINK TANK was a forum for local artists of all kinds to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.

The first initiative that Rolando,Craig and Freddy Hennevelt wanted to tackle was a program of events to coincide with ArtPalmBeach; in hopes that the local scene could benefit from the popular art event much like Miami has benefitted from Art Basel. Soon it was named ART SYNERGY and took shape.

ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs / Public Arts Departments / the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach county (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward.

ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.



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