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“Endangered” Art & Photography Contest: Calling Jewelers, Fashion Designers, Craft Artists

The 4th annual “ENDANGERED” Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries. We want to encourage Wearable Artists, Jewelers and Craft Artists to take part in the Wearable Art category. This contest offers cash prizes, website and social media publicity and selected entries are awarded places in the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to enter what is always a highlight Exhibition!  Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.




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The 4th annual ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest : Wearable Art, Jewelry and Fine Crafts


The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.


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Why we love Wearable Art:

Wearable Art is the most wonderful way for artists and their clients to express themselves and communicate their passions and views to a broader audience by, almost literally, wearing their hearts on their sleeves. We are trying to encourage widespread awareness of the importance of preserving endangered species and habitats. We encourage artists to celebrate the beauty and value of what we stand to lose or to illustrate the threats faced. Eco-friendly materials are encouraged.




Welcome to all forms of Wearable Art!  In earlier contests, artists have responded to the challenge to interpret ENDANGERED in unique and personal ways:


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We love Agata Ren’s umbrella, inspired by the story of Geri, one of the orangutans at the Center for Great Apes. Geri Orangutan Umbrella by Agata Ren and modeled by Agata Ren. Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.



We do not generally put wearable art such as jewelry on full time display during our ENDANGERED exhibitions. We find it shows better on models and it is easier for us to keep the very portable artworks secure. We have a VIP cocktail reception, to which artists and their friends are invited and at that event we have informal modeling during the evening as well as a more formal fashion show with an MC and DJ.   Dramatic silks show well in formal and informal modeling shows.   Casual and formal clothes including hats are all welcome.   ENDANGERED: Art4Apes is grateful to our styling team: make-up artist Alyson Sichenzia Hearne and hair stylists Scott Hearne and Patricia Hardsaw.



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Zebra necklace in silver with agates and white precious stones by Danielle Goffa.

Photo credit Jon Norris. Modeled by Tara Basan. All Rights Reserved.




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Macaw Shawl, batik on silk by Kate Ford, modeled by Alyson Sichenzia at the ENDANGERED Exhibition in Miami, December 2015. Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.


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ENDANGERED Babies: Elephant embroidered fleece by Lise Yust. Modeled by Sidney Scholl. Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.



Accessories are a great way to communicate the theme of ENDANGERED.


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Tasmanian Tiger Bag by Agata Ren. Modeled by Scott Hearne.

Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.





Judging of the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest:

Our panel of three jurors will score each entry in terms of creativity, success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED” and technical skill.  We are delighted to announce that Charlene Modena, award-winning artist and Director of the School of Jewelry and Metal Arts, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, has agreed to be one of our jurors. Charlene is an internationally acclaimed jeweler, enamelist and mixed media artist. Her recent series of pieces titled “Endangered” speaks of the losses in the natural world. This Endangered tiara is made from sterling silver, recycled jewelry and found objects.  Charlene volunteered for many years in wildlife rehabilitation at Wildcare in San Rafael CA.



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Endangered Tiara by Charlene Modena. All Rights Reserved.


How To Enter:

Please enter jpeg images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.
You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at
A donation of $25 ($5 for Young Artists) required for each entry and all fees go directly to the Center for Great Apes.
The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.
Cash prizes totaling $2,750 will be awarded in each category. First Prize will receive $1,500, Second Prize will receive $750 and Third Prize will receive $500.
Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at

Help a wonderful sanctuary:

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition is focused on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) Florida-based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care. Take a look at to see why we are supporting this amazing place.
ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center for Great Apes. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.


The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.



We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

Through our website We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work.
• Through our Facebook page – we encourage you to “friend” our page. We regularly post as many new entries as we can.
• We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.
• You may email at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.

The ENDANGERED Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to reach a new audience and potentially win a prize but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


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