Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents Stunning Photojournalism Exhibit By Phoenix, “The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”

Bailey Contemporary Arts presents acclaimed photographer, Phoenix, as she captures the “The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”.  Located in Pompano Beach, BaCA, is proud to showcase a stunning exhibit that captures both the majesty and the frailty of the Florida Everglades. South Florida photographer, Phoenix began a year-long photojournalism journey to inspire love and respect for the essential wetlands. Now, her solo exhibit of twenty photos will be on display in the west gallery, located inside Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters.  A free opening reception takes place on Friday, August 3rd, with an Artist talk on Saturday, September 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  DO NOT miss this!!!! The exhibit runs from August 3 to September 28, 2018.

 

41 NE 1st Street   Pompano Beach, FL 33060

(954) 284-0141     www.baileyarts.org

PRESENTS:  

Photography by Phoenix

“The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”

 

 

 

 

Free  Opening  Reception:

Friday, August 3, 2018

6 – 9 pm

BaCA-West Gallery, located inside Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, 

Artist  Talk:   Saturday, September 15, 2018   3 pm

Exhibit Available August 3 – September 28, 2018

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday  7:30AM – 5PM;   Saturday: 7:30AM – 3:00 PM,   Sunday: Closed

 

 

Read More &/or RSVP here

 

 

 

 

“Before The Storm” by Phoenix

 

 

“With this exhibition we are inviting viewers to slow down and enjoy the moment,” said Juliana Forero, Ph.D., BaCA’s gallery curator. “Phoenix has a great understanding of how light and timing work in photography. It’s evident that for some of the photographs exhibited, she waited for the ‘decisive moment’ to quote French humanist photographer Cartier-Bresson; working the composition in her brain and waiting for the ‘it’ that would make the photo worth the shot.”

 

“Early Morning Fog” by Phoenix

 

 

The photographer, who goes only by her first name, established a love of nature as a child during family vacations to national parks. As she matured, she developed an exceptional talent and a passion to help protect nature and wildlife. Phoenix tells The Rickie Report, “Being a nature photographer is a mystical experience, like a meditation of light — color, texture, structure, pattern, and composition — it awakens an inner peace and knowingness. With each image, it is my desire that viewers are inspired to love, cherish and protect the fragile beauty and wonder that is nature as they reconnect with that inner peace”.

 

“Grace” by Phoenix

 

 

She says, “For me, preserving nature and wilderness areas is not a luxury, but a necessity for the human spirit. In protecting the world’s nature and wildlife, the environment, we are really protecting the family of humanity. The importance of nature is more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul.”

 

“Twilight” by Phoenix

 

 

 

About Phoenix:

Phoenix has translated her depth of experience in leadership and community engagement for large, public-sector organizations into her career as an award-winning, fine art photographer as well as leader of art organizations participating in public art. For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture to capture the soul of her subjects in her photography, her works have been honored in numerous juried exhibitions, showcased in solo exhibitions, including Everglades National Park Gallery and Listowel, Ireland’s Olive Stack Gallery, featured in magazines and calendars worldwide and can be found in private collections in America and Europe. She is the recipient of several awards including the Broward Cultural Council’s Creative Investment Program Grant two times and Best in Landscape at the International Photography Juried Competition as well as the Olive Stack Gallery AIR. Professionally, Phoenix serves as president of National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch and Project COAT and is a principal in the Innovative Public Art Group. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

 

 

“Moon Over Marsh” by Phoenix

 

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December 17, 2018 – January 15, 2019

Art Exhibit – Pursuit of Beauty: Photographs By Phoenix at  Burns Road Recreation Center  4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents A Photojournalism Exhibit By Phoenix, “The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land” Artist Talk Today

41 NE 1st Street   Pompano Beach, FL 33060

(954) 284-0141     www.baileyarts.org

PRESENTS:  

Photography by Phoenix

“The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”

 

 

 

 

Free  Opening  Reception:

Friday, August 3, 2018

6 – 9 pm

BaCA-West Gallery, located inside Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, 

Artist  Talk:   Saturday, September 15, 2018   3 pm

Exhibit Available August 3 – September 28, 2018

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday  7:30AM – 5PM;   Saturday: 7:30AM – 3:00 PM,   Sunday: Closed 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents A Photojournalism Exhibit By Phoenix, “The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land” Opening Reception

41 NE 1st Street   Pompano Beach, FL 33060

(954) 284-0141     www.baileyarts.org

PRESENTS:  

Photography by Phoenix

“The Everglades: Spirit Of The Land”

 

 

 

 

Free  Opening  Reception:

Friday, August 3, 2018

6 – 9 pm

BaCA-West Gallery, located inside Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, 

Artist  Talk:   Saturday, September 15, 2018   3 pm

Exhibit Available August 3 – September 28, 2018

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday  7:30AM – 5PM;   Saturday: 7:30AM – 3:00 PM,   Sunday: Closed

Endangered Art4Apes Presents: “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018 December 5-8 To Benefit Center For Great Apes

Endangered Art4Apes presents “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018 from December 5 – 8th in Miami,FL.  The public is welcome to view the exhibit, partake in Master Classes, the Opening Reception, Artist Demonstrations, Musical Interludes, and Book Signings.  Join in the celebration of wildlife by leading artists and photographers from all over the world!  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and meeting you at the Opening Reception on December 5th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presents:

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018

A celebration of wildlife by leading artists and photographers.

 

 

 

 

“The Golden Lion” by Jean-Paul Ritrovato © 2018. All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 5th to 8th | 2 – 9 pm daily

 

 

Dade Heritage Trust, 190 SE 12th Terrace, Miami, FL 33131, (plenty of parking nearby!)

Benefits the Center for Great Apes

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

 

Wednesday, December 5th

4 – 6 pm    PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS:

 

 

Challenges Facing Wildlife Photographers on Assignment with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books.  Followed by book signing and discussion.

 

 

 

 

“Group Drink” by Ted Schiffman © 2018 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

6 – 9 pm   OPENING RECEPTION:

 

Meet Rickie Leiter, Founder of The Rickie Report and ENDANGERED Ambassador. View the art with flute performance by Grammy nominated flutist Susan E. Schiffman. Cocktails by Miami Club Rum and European cheese extravaganza.

 

 

 

Thursday, December 6th

 

 

6 – 9 pm   MY ART:

Cocktails with three of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists discussing their art and inspiration featuring the work of:

 

Irina Grammatina

 

 

Agata Ren

 

Linda Frost

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum and European cheese extravaganza.

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 7th

 

 

6 – 9 pm   BEHIND THE SHOT:

Cocktails with three wildlife photographers who will give an insight into how they captured their best images! Featuring the work of:

 

 

Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Phoenix 

 

 

Ted Schiffman

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 8th

 

 

Young Artists Forum:

11 am – 2 pm:   SPIRIT ANIMALS:

Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor, Karen Kliethermes, helps  young artists draw and paint their favorite animals. Karen will be painting live throughout the exhibition.

 

 

 

1 – 2 pm:  VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

National Geographic photographer, Ted Schiffman, takes young animal lovers on a VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

 

 

4 – 6 pm:  SAFARI ADVENTURES WITH TED SCHIFFMAN

A student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books. This will be a one hour talk and discussion followed by book signing.

 

 

6 – 9 pm:  Reception

Enjoy the art with flute performance by Grammy nominated flutist Susan E. Schiffman. Cocktails by Miami Club Rum and European cheese extravaganza.

 

 

Full Program of Events: https://www.art4apes.com

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. 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. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

Full Program of Events:    https://www.Art4Apes.com\

​Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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6th Annual “ENDANGERED” Art4Apes Fine Art And Photography Exhibition Invites Everyone December 5 – 8 During Art Basel Week

 The 6th annual ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, celebrating the beauty found in endangered and threatened species, or habitats, will return to the Dade Heritage Trust.  Part of Art Basel week, this exhibit runs  Wednesday, December 5 to Saturday, December 8. It features special programs including classes, live paintings, and discussions, as well as a showcase of the finest work entered in the contest. Proceeds from the contest and exhibit benefit the Center for Great Apes, an award-winning, Florida-based, 501(c)(3) registered sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and we look forward to seeing you at the Opening Reception! There is plenty of parking nearby.

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018

Join us!

Wednesday, 5th – Saturday, 8th December

2 – 9 pm

For a unique exhibition focusing on all that is

ENDANGERED in the world

Have fun and help a wonderful sanctuary!

 

Hours 2 – 9pm

Dade Heritage Trust

190 SE 12 Terrace  Miami, FL 33131

Plenty of parking opposite and in multi-story car parks in the area.

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

If you’re going to be in Miami during Art Week we’d love for you to come visit and enjoy this year’s exhibition:

  • Features work by leading wildlife and nature artists

  • Lectures by Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author

  • Seminars by leading wildlife photographers and some of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists

  • Young Artists Saturday Forum learning to draw and paint animals

  • Miami Club Rum cocktail receptions from 6-9pm each evening

 

 

Program of Special Events:

 

Wednesday, December 5th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING BIRDS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

4-6 pm

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS: Challenges Facing Wildlife Photographers on Assignment with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books.  Book signing and discussion.

Limited seating, RSVP to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

6-9 pm  OPENING RECEPTION:

Meet Rickie Leiter, Judge and Founder of The Rickie Report and ENDANGERED Ambassador. Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process. A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011.

Flute performance by classically trained flautist and arts educator Susan E. Schiffman. Grammy nominated flautist and music educator, Susan Schiffman, was formally trained in music performance and education in France, Italy and New York.

Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

Thursday, December 6th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING APES: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

6-9 pm  MY ART: Cocktails with three of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists discussing their art and inspiration:

Irina Grammatina

Russian-born Irina takes inspiration from her world travels to paint on silk her exquisite designs reflecting her love for nature, wildlife and wild places. Her elegant pieces of wearable art are true collectibles.

Agata Ren

German-born Agata is on a mission to create artwork depicting how human interaction brings about the endangerment of species. Her vibrant and unique work has featured in exhibitions and public installations.

Linda Frost

Linda’s paintings closely resemble photographs and are often mistaken for such, however, she hesitates to label herself as a Photorealist. She feels that it’s the combination of her subject matter, the composition of her paintings and her process that separates her from Photorealism in the literal sense.

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum  & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

Friday, December 7th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING ELEPHANTS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

6-9 pm

BEHIND THE SHOT: Cocktails with three wildlife photographers who will give an insight into how they captured their best images!

Kirsten Hines

Focused on conservation and nature travel, Kirsten is a writer, photographer, and environmental educator with an M.Sc. in biology.

Phoenix Marks

For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art.

Ted Schiffman

Ted Schiffman has been a photographer for 46 years. He developed an interest and direction in color photography as a natural outlet for his many years of training and study as an artist.

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum  & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

 

Saturday, December 8th:

11 am – 2 pm  YOUNG ARTISTS FORUM – SPIRIT ANIMALS: Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor, Karen Kliethermes helps young people draw and paint their favorite animal

1 – 2 pm

National Geographic photographer, Ted Schiffman, takes young animal lovers on a VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING BIG CATS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

4-6 pm  GUEST LECTURE: Safari Adventures with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books

Limited seating, RSVP to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

6-9 pm   SATURDAY NIGHT RECEPTION

6:30-7pm  Flute performance by classically trained flautist and arts educator Susan E. Schiffman

Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. Each submission reflects the interpretation of “endangered,” as it applies to animals, nature, the environment, and plant species, in three artistic categories: Fine Art, including sculpture, jewelry, and wearable art; Photography; and a special category exclusively for young artists. All entry fees for the contest and the proceeds from art sales during the exhibition go to the Center for Great Apes, a 4 Star Charity Navigator rated non-profit, sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

The Center for Great Apes is an extraordinary facility located in Wauchula, Florida whose mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, research, or the exotic pet trade. The sanctuary encompasses over 100 acres and is home to 21 orangutans and 28 chimpanzees. Because of the generosity of artists, sponsors, and patrons that participate in the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest exhibition, the Center’s residents can continue to live and thrive with dignity in a safe, and enriching environment.

 

 

 

About ENDANGERED: Art4Apes:

The ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest, was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. The contest receives entries from all over the world. Entry fees and proceeds support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

For more information about the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition visit https://www.Art4Apes.com.

Join the Conversation:

Web: art4apes.com
Twitter: @art4apes
Facebook: www.facebook.com/art4apes


Instagram: instagram.com/art4apes

About Center for Great Apes:

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. 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. It is the only orangutan sanctuary in North America and one of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries in the world. The Center receives no government funding and relies on memberships, donations, private grants and fundraising efforts to support this vital work.

For more information please visit www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Art 4 Apes Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2017, “ENDANGERED” December 6th – 9th Plus Seminars And Workshops

The 2017 “ENDANGERED” Art & Photography Exhibition announces its Opening Reception on Wednesday, December 6th and continuing through December 9th.  This exhibit will feature work by leading contemporary artists and photographers focusing on the beauty of endangered species and the threats they face. It all takes place at Dade Heritage Trust  in Miami, with plenty of parking nearby.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of this premiere art event.  Make your reservations now!

 

 

 

 

Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2017

Join us!

Wednesday, 6th – Saturday, 9th December

2 – 9 pm

For a unique exhibition focusing on all that is

ENDANGERED in the world

Have fun and help a wonderful sanctuary!

 

 

 

 

 

Harry. Acrylic painting by Lise Yust. All Rights Reserved.

Meet Harry!

Harry is one of the orangutans given lifetime care at the Center for Great Apes, Wauchula, Florida. The Center is home to 47 orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or from the exotic pet trade.
It costs more than $20,000 to care for each ape for a year. All the artists generously donate 30% of the sales price of their wonderful work which goes directly to the Center.

Please join us, enjoy the wonderful art, have fun at one of receptions and presentations and know that you are helping a wonderful sanctuary here in Florida.  The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) accredited organization providing a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees  www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

Exhibition runs from
Wednesday, 6th – Saturday, 9th December
Hours 2 – 9pm

Dade Heritage Trust
190 SE 12 Terrace
Miami, FL 33131

Plenty of parking opposite and in multistory car parks in the area.

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

Robin Hood’s Major Oak. Photograph by Phoenix. All Rights Reserved.

Opening Reception
Wednesday, December 6th from 6.00pm

Cocktails and canapés
Meet the Missing Link! Dudali by Béju!
Evolution strongly suggests a direct connection between men and apes. This two-Dudali installation shows Human Dudali searching for the sacrosanct “Missing Link” which Orangutan Dudali casually holds in his hand.

The Missing Link Dudali. PVC, Stainless Steel.  Dudali by Béju. All Rights Reserved.

 

Creative Laws Seminar
Thursday, December 7th from 6.00pm

Happy Hour cocktails from 6.00pm followed by a fascinating and enlightening seminar “Legal Considerations for Artists and Galleries” at 7pm by Duane Morris attorneys Karen Kline, Greg Lefkowitz and Julian Jackson-Fannin.
• What are your rights as artists?
• What are the responsibilities of gallery owners?
• How can artists best protect their creative works?
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to protect yourself legally.

About Duane Morris LLP
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 750 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges.

 

Queen of the Jungle. Photograph by Joseph Anthony. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

A Walk on the Wildside with Ron Magill
Saturday, December 9th from 6.00pm

 

 

Cocktails and Canapés from 6.00pm. At 6:30 pm Ron Magill, Wildlife expert, TV personality, Zoo Communications & Media Relations Director Zoo Miami and Nikon Ambassador USA will be talking about his experiences and showing his images of Africa.

 

 

 

Grateful thanks to our sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2017

Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, 6th – Saturday, 9th December, 2 – 9 pm

for a unique exhibition focusing on all that is
ENDANGERED in the world.

 

Exhibition runs from
Wednesday, 6th – Saturday, 9th December
Hours 2 – 9pm

Dade Heritage Trust
190 SE 12 Terrace
Miami, FL 33131

Plenty of parking opposite and in multistory car parks in the area.

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Call For Art And Photography For 5th Annual “Endangered” Art4Apes 2017 Contest – Cash Prizes And Awards

The 5th Annual “Endangered” Art4Apes exhibition will take place during Art Basel in Miami. This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. The quality of the original artwork, photography and wearable artwork in these shows has been “museum quality”.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Call For Art and Photography and Wearable Art  and some peeks at previous participants.  The Deadline for this prestigious exhibit is October 8, 2017.  Entries are open to Young Artists and Adult Artists.

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists and Photographers

Enter the 2017

 

“ENDANGERED”

Fine Art & Photography Contest

The 5th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries at:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

 

Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.

This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. We received many compliments on the quality of the work in the shows with some pieces being appreciated as “museum quality”.

 

“Leitah” Sculpture covered with Ammo by Mary Engel. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

We are thrilled that the ENDANGERED Contest is attracting artists and photographers of the highest caliber. In recognition of the high standard of entries we are retitling the contest as:

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

It is wonderful to see fine artists and fine art photographers focusing on the issues facing endangered/threatened species or habitats. We are grateful that they use their creativity and skill to draw attention to these critical issues. We would like to encourage all fine artists and fine art photographers to enter the contest and we will continue to do our best to publicize their art and the issues that their work highlights.

 

 

This global, juried, online contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered /threatened species or habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species or habitats
    and/or
  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered/threatened species or habitats.

 

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.

 

 

“Harambe”  Acrylic painting by Lise Yust.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Enter now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

Why Enter the Contest?

Here are some of the reasons to enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest:
Cash Prizes for winners. A total of $7,000 in prize money is awarded.
Places In The Exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week are offered to the best pieces entered. We show approximately 50 pieces. All artists are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to the evening receptions.
Wearable Art and Jewelry pieces selected for exhibition in Miami will be photographed on a model against a green screen with appropriate background. Photographs will be made available to the artists.

 

Shark Shawl by Kate Ford, modeled by Alyson Sichenzia. All Rights Reserved.

Exposure: Every entry will be shown on our website in strict order of submission over the course of a year.

Social Media: Every entry will be posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in strict order of submission over the course of a year. We boost a selection of the pieces posted to Facebook so that they reach a larger audience. Additionally, from time to time selected images of orangutans and chimpanzees will be featured on the Center for Great Apes Facebook page, with appropriate attribution.

 

Curator’s Choice: Each year the Curator selects and purchases her choice of a piece either from the Contest or from the Show.

 

Advertising Features: Selected pieces will be offered a place in our advertising campaigns both online and in print media. This has the potential to present your work to a new and broad audience. Specific permission will be sought in advance and the image will be used with the title, artist’s name and All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“Mountain Gazelles” Photograph by Kristen Hines. All Rights Reserved.

Special Prizes: A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.
The book Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of FlowerSchool New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

Miami Exhibition Theme: One or two images will be offered the opportunity of being the theme for the Miami exhibition and will be featured in advertising and posters as well as receive a prominent position in the exhibition.

 

 

Featured Tee Shirt Design: One image will be selected as the image for our 2017 Exhibition Tee Shirt on sale at the exhibition. The image will have the appropriate attribution, and specific permission to use the image will be requested. The artist will receive one of the tee shirts.

 

“Grape Ape” Recycled paint and card by Young Artists Scout Dingman, Sidney Scholl, Sophie Brandimarte, James Gorman and Gracie Gorman. All Rights Reserved. Tee shirt design ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2016.

 

 

Young Artists: Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes. Endangered: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

 

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Contest Entry and Prize Money

To facilitate artists entering more of their work, we have adjusted our entry procedure so that now two images (i.e. two different pieces of art) can be submitted for the single entry fee of $35.
We have increased the prize money offered in the two major categories of Fine Art (including Wearable Art, Jewelry and Sculpture) and Fine Art Photography. A total of $3,250 will be awarded in both categories. Prize-winning art plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 6-9th, 2017.
Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1998, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category. We will accept individual or class/group entries. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 for each entry. We offer discounts to educators wishing to involve their classes in the contest. A total of $500 in prize money will be awarded in this category.

 

 

 

Exhibition in Miami

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition will be held December 6-9th at the offices of Dade Heritage Trust, 190 Southeast 12th Terrace, Miami 33131. We are grateful to Christine Rupp, Director of the Dade Heritage Trust for her support and for allowing us to stage our show in this historic building. The building has a newly fitted gallery space, with ample parking nearby, restaurants, a great view and a fabulous terrace.

Entries will be selected for the exhibition based on:

The judge’s scores
How the work fits in the space available and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition.

 

Photography © Jon Norris 2016.  All Rights Reserved.

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250
Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes. 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. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

 

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. All ENDANGERED events are funded either through commercial sponsorship or through private 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 related to this Contest.

 

“Louie”  Photograph by Phoenix.  All Rights Reserved.

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.

 

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit And Sale Features Pop-Up Gallery, Interactive Lectures, Fashion Show And Wearable Art

Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Cynthia Simmons of Nefertiti Jewelry Collection and Fine artist, Eric Dryer at an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale in Palm Beach County from March 10th through Sunday, March 12th!  This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.  World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand! The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds. Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies!  Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

ART  &  KIMONO  EXHIBIT  AND  SALE

FRIDAY, MARCH 10th –  SUNDAY, March 12

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THE  PAINT  STORE

1800 Upland  Road   W. Palm Beach,FL  

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Friday, March 1oth:

6 to 10 with DJ Cole Ripp

 

 

Saturday, March 11th:

 

 

11 to 12 Lecture on the Evolution of Kimono:Cracking the Kimono Code

1 to 2 Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations

Exhibit open 5 to 9 with Jazz by The Unorthodox Dup – Samm and Jamie Ousley

Sunday, March 12th:

Interactive Lecture- What the Heck is Kimono- Japanese Kimono as Art.

Exhibit open 1 to 6

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

 

Award winning Wall textile by Barbara Cheives

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

 

Pillow and Scarf by Barbara Cheives

 

 

Barbara goes on to say, “Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

Les Kozuki

Leslie Kozuki

Vintage Kimono has fascinated Leslie Kozuki for most of his adult life. This fascination has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.  Born and raised in Hawaii, he was immersed in Multi-Culturalism. Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups.  The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history.  This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.

Judy Flesher – Lotus Kimono

Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lectures circuit has ranged from New York, Virginia, North Carolina down to Tampa and Palm Beach in Florida; from Texas to Kentucky, Illinois to Missouri up to Minnesota; and from Santa Fe, New Mexico (where he was based for many years) to Phoenix to California, Oregon and Washington. He continued this for many years.

 

 

Pam and Kimono

All travel on the Mainland USA was done by driving which allowed him to question anyone with knowledge about Kimono. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, to include the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu.  He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its Fabric, right here in the United States. Perhaps more so than in any other country. Come to one of his talks (he doesn’t like the word “lecture”) to find out why, and see some examples of his research. Catch him on his circuit, because he doesn’t have a shop. Ask any serious Japanese textile junky and they are sure to know about him!

 

Cynthia Simmons

 

561.856.6118      cbasketsbydesign@yahoo.com

 

Cynthia Simmons tells The Rickie Report, “While on one of my cross-country road trips, I asked God to bless me to use my hands to create something beautiful that would bless others.  I had owned Belle’s Basket by Design, Inc. for 10 years, but I wanted to express my spirituality through my artwork and evolve my yoga practice and photography skills.  This journey to jewelry started truly by the will of God. Nefertiti Jewelry Collection was inspired by the coastal villages of West Africa, the tropical breezes of Canon and the Caribbean Islands.  My muse came from the regal history of my African ancestry. I come from a linage of very creative and talented people; however, my creative soul has never had a formal lesson.  Only by the grace of God does my gift flow.”

“Blue Martini” necklace by Cynthia Simmons

 

The beads and materials she uses are from America, West & South Africa, Mexico, South America, India, China and the Caribbean Islands.  All of Belle’s Nefertiti Custom pieces have a spiritual, religious or cultural significance to them.  Tribal inspired jewelry are objects of great beauty and style. These sacred adornments are worn and loved by men, women and children of all creeds. It does not matter the age, there is something for everyone.


“I teach a sacred beading class at The Lords Place in Lake Worth. I have been teaching there for the past 6 months. I’m currently using my own beads and findings. When I started, we had a small amount of materials that were donated. The ladies love making items for themselves and also to donate to the thrift shop owned by The Lord’s Place. On March 10,2017 my group will showcase and sell their hand crafted jewelry to raise money for their program.  We are always looking for donations of beads, findings and beading materials”.

 

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at: barbara@convergeandassociates.com

561-351-6864

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

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ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition Features Two Receptions, Meet The Artists And Eco-Fashion Show

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition announces its Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 30th at the historic offices of Dade Heritage Trust.  This exhibit will feature work by leading contemporary artists and photographers focusing on the beauty of endangered species and the threats they face.  The Guest Reception with the Artists takes place on Saturday, December 3rd and includes cocktails, canapés, music and an Eco-Fashion Show.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of this premiere art event.  Make your reservations now!

 

 

 

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The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition

 

Featuring work by leading contemporary artists and photographers focusing on the beauty of endangered species and the threats they face.

 

 

Wednesday, November 30th – Saturday, December 3rd
Wednesday – Friday 9am – 9pm
Saturday, 10am – 9pm

 

Opening Reception Wednesday, November 30th 6-9pm
RSVP and questions to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Scorched Earth” by Prelena Soma Owen. All Rights Reserved
First Prize Photography ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016

 

 

 

 

At the historic offices of Dade Heritage Trust

190 SE 12th Terrace   Miami, FL 33131

Several parking lots on the block

 

 

 

Guest Reception with the artists
Saturday, December 3rd 7-9pm
Cocktails, Canapés, DJ and Eco-Fashion Show
For tickets contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

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Cry Freedom Monkey by Anthony Burks. All Rights Reserved.

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Collosphaera Huxleyi, Müller DMO Trio Red.

Pendant by Sherry Cordova. All Rights Reserved.

Second Prize Wearable Art ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016

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Early Morning Fog by Phoenix-Spirit Diva. All Rights Reserved.

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Flying Florida Native Sparrow by Agata Ren. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Help a wonderful sanctuary:

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition raises funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) Florida-based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

Please visit: www.CenterForGreatApes.org to see why we are supporting this amazing place.  We would like to thank all the artists taking part for donating 30% of the price of their art to the Center for Great Apes.

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.

Generously sponsored by:

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With thanks to Jeff and Rickie Leiter for their support and encouragement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

Delray Art League Announces Fall Lineup Of Art Exhibits And Receptions And Invites You to Attend

The Delray Art League offers a multitude of fine art opportunities for Art Patrons and Artists from now through November.  Stop by Delray Beach City Hall, The Milagro Center, Old School Square, and the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. New members are welcome to this active artist networking organization.  Don’t miss the Opening Reception of  “Autumn Rising” at the Milagro Center August 26th!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Our FALL lineup…

Fine Art Exhibits

 

Delray Art League
New Members Exhibit

Now thru September 16th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, FL

Hours: Monday – Friday   8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission is free.

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Dada Flower by Bob Catan (top)
“At The End Of The Day” by Mike D’Amato (bottom)

Delray Art League
Milagro Center Exhibit

Opening August 26th thru October 21st

At Milagro Center

695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

“Autumn Rising” Opening Reception

 August 26th of 2016  6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

A portion of all art sales will go to raise funds for the Milagro Center & the Delray Art League Education Fund.

Please join us.

 

 

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“Church Lady” by Linda Greenwald (top)

“Fiesta Coconuts by Eileen Louvre (bottom)

 

Delray Art League
Abstract Exhibit

September 1 thru October 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

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Artwork by Sheila Ballaban

Delray Art League
1st Friday Artwalk Delray Beach – September 2nd

Artwalk Gallery Exhibit

September 2nd thru September 29th

At The Artwalk Gallery in the Cornell Museum

51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

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Phoenix Totem by Magnus Sebastian

Delray Art League
Visual Arts of Delray Exhibit

October 1st thru November 26th

At The Gallery at the Arts Garage

94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to Saturday November 26th, 2016
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Admission is free.

 

 

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Artwork by Moneta

 

 

DAL Members Around Town

Bruce Bain is conducting a photography class – Composition “Creating Interesting and Memorable Images” at Jonathon Dickinson State Park on Saturday, September 10, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Contact the Kimbell Education Center at 561-745-5551 for additional information:

Kathryn Barry has been exhibiting & selling her oil paintings of Crested Butte at Mary Picciano’s new Spirit & Soul Boutique in Crested Butte, CO. This summer Kathryn has been painting primarily plein air in the beautiful lofty Rockies.

John Bowen will be at three outdoor art shows this September and October, in Delaware and Virginia. See John at Brandywine Art Festival, in Wilmington, Delaware, on the 17th and 18th of September. Art on the Green, in New Castle, Delaware, on the 24th of September, and Occasion for the Arts, in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the 1st and 2nd of October.

Carolyn Barth has a painting included in the Women in the Visual Arts Exhibition at Palm Beach Cultural Council, 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL, August 13 – October 1, 2016.

Linda Fleischman will be exhibiting at the BluePrint Gallery at Milagro Center at 695 Auburn Avenue, Delray Beach. Her plein air paintings, Rosie’s Palace, The Pavilion & Evelyn Bartlett’s Orchid Greenhouses were painted on location at the Fort Lauderdale’s Bonnet House & Gardens Museum. Rosie’s Palace was the stable for the mule that carried goods from the boathouse to the property. The Pavilion is located on the south end of the estate in front of the pond where Frederick Bartlett premiered his mural paintings on canvas and held social engagements. Evelyn Bartlett’s Orchid Greenhouses were the love of Mrs. Bartlett. She loved caring for her orchids on the estate property. The legend of Frederick & Evelyn Bartlett lives on today.

Andrew Holliman was awarded Special Merit Recognition in Light, Space and Time Online Gallery – “Nature” 2016 Exhibit for his piece “Red and Green McCaw”. The competition was an international event with 814 submissions from 25 countries. https://www.youtube.com/user/LightSpaceTime Two of Andy’s pieces were selected for The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) Exhibit at the Nathan Rosen Center Gallery in Boca Raton on display through September 9th.  Andy’s work “Symbiosis” is on display at Arts at the Lighthouse and three of Andy’s pieces are hanging in Wellington. “The Road to Summer” in the new Community Center, “Moonlight Serenade” and “Lunar Recital” are hanging in the Wellington City Hall.  
Manny Jomok is exhibiting at Works of Hands Gallery in Maine until Sept. 30, 2016. For additional information: www.facebook.com/worksofhandgallery or visit Manny www.mannyjart.com and www.facebook.com/mannyjomok

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s “Flying Tiger” of Everglades National Park, FL  has been accepted into The Nation’s Most Spectacular National Parks Exhibit opening to the public on August 27th and continue through December 31st, 2016. There will be an opening reception for artists, members and special guests on Friday August 26th, 6 – 8 pm. at St. George Art Museum, 47 E 200 N, St. George, UT 84770

Vicki Siegel will be exhibiting work in “Selections from the Armory Art Center” at the at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, August 26 through October 29. You can see her work online at www.vickisiegelart.com as well. 

Dee Utasi has an art exhibit entitled “Painted Memories” hanging for the month of August at Cypress Street Station in Abilene, Texas.  She will also be the featured artist at ArtWalk on the second Thursday of the month. She will be painting outside the venue.

Join us:

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:


 Exhibiting Member $40.00 annually;
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00 annually;
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00 annually.
To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for October 10th, 2016.
Accepted Artwork: 2 D and 3 D Visual Art
Not Accepted: Crafts or commercially reproduced artwork (except fine art photography/digital). Decision is subject to the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.  Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

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For additional information visit us at:
www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

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