City Of Port St. Lucie Calls For Outdoor Public Art, Open To All Artists In The US

The City of Port St. Lucie is seeking a landmark, free standing, outdoor sculpture that will be visually appealing from all sides, serve as a focal point for motorists entering and leaving the city, and complement the residential character of the surrounding neighborhoods.  The roundabout is located in a residential area, at NW Bayshore Boulevard and NW Selvitz Road.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to artists and reminds you that you need not be a resident of Port St. Lucie or Florida to apply.











Port St. Lucie is the 8th largest city in Florida and the 3rd largest city in South Florida with over 189,300 residents. It occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County on Florida’s east coast, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, halfway between Miami and Orlando. Port St. Lucie is proud to be a hometown where people live, learn, work and play, and celebrate all of life’s opportunities and dreams.



Artists and artist teams submit your proposals for a permanent outdoor public art installation to be exhibited at the roundabout at NW Bayshore Boulevard & NW Selvitz Road.


Port St. Lucie is seeking a landmark, free standing, outdoor sculpture that will be visually appealing from all sides, serve as a focal point for motorists entering and leaving the city, and complement the residential character of the surrounding neighborhoods. The roundabout is located in a residential area and the City is seeking proposals that reflect multigenerational families and the City’s motto of being a hometown where people live, learn, work and play.



Project Description

The roundabout’s interior has a concrete six by six foot base in the center that was designed to accommodate a sculpture.

The commissioned artwork will become part of the City’s permanent public art collection. Proposals should:

• Complement the scale, design and landscaping of the roundabout • Be an original design that requires minimal maintenance
• Be visually appealing from a distance
• Not create a distraction for drivers

While artistic quality is very important, works will be reviewed for durability, safety and appropriateness to the site.


Artworks must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area that is not protected from weather or curious viewers.

Port St. Lucie has a subtropical climate that is hot and humid, with intense sun and seasonal heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. Avoiding potential problems such as deteriorating rust and fading should be considered.



Physical Interpretation & Criteria Goals

There is a 6-foot minimum height preference and 12-foot maximum height preference and it must not exceed more than six feet in width. Other sizes will be considered based on how the proposed art piece fits with the space. Create a sense of community and diversity that reflects the City’s motto, “A City for All People.”



Budget & Terms

The City’s project budget is not to exceed $200,000. This artwork budget will reflect all costs associated with the project, including but not limited to design and engineering, production, transport, installation, site preparation, and travel expenses.

The City will provide the foundation to support the artwork. However, if unusual foundation needs are proposed by the artist, these costs must be accounted for within their proposed artwork budget.


Artist Eligibility

The project is open to all professional artists or artist teams residing in the United States. Local artists are encouraged to apply. If applying as an artist team, please identify the team member who will serve as the lead artist.

One submittal per artist or artist team.


Submission materials:

Cover Page (RFP) Provide as a PDF.

  • Identification of the artist’s name or artist’s team name
  • Contact information including mailing address, telephone number, email address and name of contact person (team lead)
  • Statement of Interest (500 characters max)
    Provide a narrative of your interest and how you would approach this project.
  • Statement of Qualifications (500 characters max)
    Describe past work and your experience completing other public art projects.
  • Time frame in which the artist would be able to complete the work f rom award of contract to installation.
  • Estimate of annual maintenance requirements and estimated maintenance expense.
  • Description of materials to be used and their durability.Résumé/CV

• Provide as a PDF (2-page maximum).


  • Provide as a PDF.
  • A minimum of two professional references.
  • Include names, addresses and phone numbers.Proposal

• Provide as a PowerPoint presentation.

  • –  First Slide: Brief description of proposed artwork and an explanation of how the artwork represents the City of Port St. Lucie’s motto, “A City for All People.”
  • –  One to Five Slides (Work Samples): Provide at most five samples of completed work, one sample per slide. Submissions from artist teams should reflect samples from each artist.
  • –  One to Five Slides (Conceptual Design): Provide any renderings, sketches, or visual representations of proposed artwork. Provide no more than five samples, one per slide
  • –  One Slide (Itemization): Provide an itemized list of materials used, dimensions and market value.Signed W-9 form.Disclosure Statement. Provide as a PDF.


Application Deadline:

Deadline for Submission: May 30, 2019

Responses will be received until 2:00 p.m. on May 30, 2019.

June 2019

June 2019 July 2019

August 2019

September 2019 October 2019 April 2020

General review of application and selection of three finalists by the Selection Panel

Artists notified

Presentations by three finalists at a public meeting for final selection by the Selection Panel for recommendation to City Council

Public Art Advisory Board review of final selection and recommendation to City Council

Final Selection by City Council Artist contract finalized and signed Deadline for artwork installation

The City of Port St. Lucie reserves the right to change the dates of the project timeline, to modify this solicitation, to request additional information or proposals from any or all participating artists, to reopen the competition and/or to accept or reject, at any time prior to the commissioning of a work, any or all design proposals.



Selection Process

A Selection Panel comprised of a member of the City Council, a member of the Public Art Advisory Board, community stakeholders, and a representative of the Public Works Department will review all submitted materials and select three artist finalists. The three finalists will be required to develop additional presentation materials as well as a maquette of their proposed site-specific artwork and travel to Port St. Lucie to make a formal presentation to the Selection Panel and members of the community. The Selection Panel will then select a final candidate to recommend to City Council. The three selected finalists will be paid an honorarium of $1,500.00 for travel expenses, oral presentation, and material costs.



Selection Criteria

  • Proposed artwork exhibits artistic merit, quality, and innovate design.
  • Proposed artwork is appropriate to the site in size, materials and structural integrity.
  • Proposed artwork meets the requirements of this Call to Artist.
  • Professional qualifications of artist or artist team and experience with similar public art projects including the fabrication and installation permanent artwork suitable for outdoor elements.
  • Evidence of the artist’s (or artist-team) ability to successfully complete the work as proposed in the timeline.


For more information contact:

772-871-5213 • Susan List at







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Helping People Succeed Shares Call For Original Art, Images To Be Part Of “2020 Art For Living” Calendar

Helping People Succeed shares a Call to Artists for the 2020 Art For Living Calendar. HPS helps improve the community’s viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school, and adults to find and maintain employment.  The Call is open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply!  You will have opportunities to sell your original artwork and meet art patrons. Deadline is June 31st.








Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place    Jensen Beach, FL 34957     772.320.0778




Helping People Succeed 2019 Art for Living Calendar

Helping People Succeed’s Call for Artists

 2020 Art for Living Calendar  










Judging of submissions will be in two phases – digital jpeg submissions for the first round and actual paintings, unframed, for the second round. 

Your own digital photo in high resolution may be submitted in a jpeg format, or you may have your submission scanned at Southeastern Printing. (Artists are responsible for scanning fees.) 

If emailing your submission, please include the completed artist application. The application fee ($25) may be dropped off or mailed to our office:

Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Specs for e-mail submissions:

• 300 dpi image, 10” wide horizontal, RGB color & jpeg format.  No frame or glass should be included.

• Include title, size of original (X” wide by X” high), medium and retail price of the submission. 

Final judging will be from original artwork. Slides, photos, or other reproductions will not be considered in the second review. Artists will be notified by e-mail if their artwork is selected for the final phase of judging. Original artwork can be delivered to the Helping People Succeed’s office.  



Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place    Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Contact Glenna at 772.320.0778







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Lighthouse ArtCenter School Of Art Holds Ceramic Sale On Saturday, April 13, Includes Free Demos

The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art holds its Ceramic Sale on Saturday, April, 13.  In addition to selling functional and decorative creations, the public can enjoy free wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What a great time to buy some gifts for yourself or others! This event is open to the public.









Lighthouse   ArtCenter   School   of   Art







C  E  R  A  M  I  C         S  A  L  E   !!!!

Saturday, April 13

10 am – 4 pm

Enjoy free demonstrations of wheel throwing and hand building 

Free admission and parking


395 Seabrook Road   Tequesta, FL  33469






Meet the Creators!


Check out what our ceramic artists have to offer:





Get yourself or a loved one functional pottery or small sculpture 




Enjoy wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations happening throughout the day.






The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.




Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm     Saturday 10 am – 2 pm




Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road    Tequesta, Florida 33469


Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm       Saturday 9 am – 4 pm










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Two Exhibits At Pompano Beach Cultural Center, “Good Luck With The Sun” And “Botanica Animalia” Opening Reception Tomorrow. Exhibits Run Through July 5.

Stop by the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and see two exhibits “Good Luck With The Sun”, photography by internationally renown artist, Krista Steinke and “Botanica Animalia”, by Catalina Villegas, showcasing lively illustrations of the natural world.  Enjoy the free, Opening Reception and meet the artists on Friday, April 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  These exhibits will be available through July 5




50 W. Atlantic Avenue  Pompano Beach, FL 33060






P R E S E N T S :


“Good  Luck  With  The  Sun”








7-9 PM


Exhibits run through July 5, 2019










“Good Luck with the Sun” showcases the photography of internationally renowned artist Krista Steinke as she explores how the natural world impacts our lives in ways both obvious and mysterious. Using pinhole cameras, homemade filters, and other experimental techniques, she draws meaning from her materials and process, often working at the intersection of abstraction and photographic recording.



Image by Krista Steinke


Referencing varied sources such as art and photographic history, scientific areas of study, current events, and personal experience, her work sets out to reflect on the universalities that shape the human condition while also calling attention to critical issues surrounding the environment. 



Steinke has exhibited and screened her work in museums, galleries, and film festivals across the country, as well as internationally. Her works are represented in public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, the Brauer Museum of Art, Atlanta International Airport, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and Fidelity Investments, among others. She is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, a grant from the Puffin Foundation, an Artist Residency at Light Work, a Promise  Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and most notably, a Fellowship in Photography from the Howard Foundation. She has participated in several photo festivals and conferences either as an exhibitor, speaker, or curator, including The International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAA), Denver Month of Photography, Fotofest, The Invision Photo Festival, and Society for Photographic Education.



Artwork by Catalina Villegas



“Botanica Animalia” by Catalina Villegas is an exhibition of lively illustrations of the natural world. Featuring buoyant images in black and white, which transition into colorful flora and fauna, her work is a vibrant homage to the living things all around us.



Villegas was born in Medellin, Colombia and was raised in Miami, Florida. She is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who grew up drawing and painting all of her favorite plants and animals. Her work focuses on exploring the vast diversity of lush flora and fauna found in Colombia and Florida. She has made her life’s purpose to be involved in creative endeavors.



 Her travels and professional adventures have given her the opportunity to work as a graphic designer for a Colombian menswear line, a freelance photographer in South Florida, and as an illustrator for clients around the world. Her work has been published in various magazines and blogs including and UPPERCASE Magazine. She licenses her art to companies that make a range of products including temporary tattoos, seed packets, home decor items, gift wrap and fabric.



Villegas studied Fine Arts at Florida International University and has completed numerous courses with renowned international art agent Lilla Rogers (Make Art That Sells) and Rachael Taylor (Make it in Design). She has a love for bass guitar, heavy metal, hula-hoops, chai lattes and chihuahuas. She plays the bass in an all-female rock band called Lilith. Catalina currently divides her time between La Ceja, Colombia, and Pompano Beach, Florida.






For more information about these exhibits or other events:

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

 50 West Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060





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Mixed Media Fiber Artist, Andrea Huffman, Offers Classes And Workshops At Bailey Contemporary Arts

South Florida fiber artist Andrea Huffman is teaching some new classes at the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach, FL. An Artist in Residence at BaCA, Andrea offers a “Concept to Creation” multiple session workshop (begins April 16) and one-day workshops: Nature Print Notecards (May 4), Fabric covered mini journals (June 8), and Create your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag (June 29).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out PENTA, an exhibit at BaCA, where Andrea’s artistry is featured through April 25.






Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060.


 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!



Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents:  

Workshops  & Classes With Andrea Huffman






Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Florida Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Andrea has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art, teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at museums, guilds and community outreach venues.





Begins April 16, alternating Tuesdays  6  –  8 pm



• Creative but not sure where to start?
• Lost for new ideas or stuck in a rut?
• Not sure how to develop a meaningful series?
• Intimidated by the blank canvas (or page?)


Concept to Creation is a multiple session workshop to inspire artists to tap deeply into their creativity. Each week Creative exercises such as concept mapping, tapping into personal histories, or collage provide means to discover your unique artistic style, personal symbols, and imagery.

Students will work in a sketchbook along with other media of the student’s choosing. This class is geared toward artists of all levels, working in any medium.


Concept Art by Andrea Huffman


April 16: Abstraction from Realism; how far to alter reality.

April 30: Personal archaeology, digging for meaningful ideas.

May 14: Figure/ ground exploration: Altering positive/negative space for dynamic composition

May 28: Mind/ Concept mapping for developing a body of work.

Time allotment: 4 sessions/2 hours each | Age: teen through adults | |Class Fee: $30/student/session

Min. enrollment: 5 | Max. enrollment: 12



Concept Art by Andrea Huffman

One-Day Fun Saturday Workshops:



Nature Print Notecards        Saturday, May 4

10 AM to 1 PM


Nature print notecards by Andrea Huffman



 Nature print notecards- welcome summer with colorful printed notecards using locally sourced plants, stencils and found objects.

12 Person Maximum.  Cost $50 all supplies provided.







Fabric Covered Mini-Journal  

Saturday, June 8

11 AM to 3 PM




Fabric Covered Mini-Journal- begin your travels, real or imagined, with a journal filled with hand-painted pages and stamped fabric cover.   

Age: teen through adults | Min. enrollment: 5 | Max enrollment: 12 | Class Fee: $70



 It’s in the Bag   – Saturday, June 29



It’s in the Bag- Make a fashion statement at the beach, the farmer’s market or a picnic with your very own hand-painted canvas tote bag.





On view until April 25




For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibit or Andrea’s artwork:

on Facebook at Andrea Huffman Art Work

afhuffman on Instagram






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Old School Square Calls For 6th Annual 6X6 Exhibition & Sale. Open To All Mediums, Ages, Level Of Experience.

Each year, artists of all ages and levels from around the country donate 6×6 inch art works in a variety of mediums to the Cornell Art Museum’s fundraiser, The 6×6 Exhibition & Sale.   Submission forms are ready and everyone is welcome to participate!  All submissions are on view during the month of July and then available for purchase for $30 in an auction-style sale on July 25.  All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some photos from last year, and urges you all to take part! The deadline for submission is June 22.









51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444











6th Annual   6X6   EXHIBITION  &  SALE




Opening Reception:

Friday, July 5    6 – 9 pm

Art Sale

Thursday, July 25      6:30 pm

Free admission for 6 x 6 participants; $5 admission otherwise

Exhibit is on view  July 6 – July 25, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm       Museum Admission Fee





All artists, aspiring, professional and hobbyists, are invited to submit original artworks – any medium – in the 6″ x 6″ format for this all-inclusive art experience! All art must be ready to hang on the wall. All pieces are shown as the Spotlight Gallery feature exhibition for the month of July, opening during Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk on July 5, 2019 and will remain on view until the 6×6 Art Sale.








Cornell Art Museum is excited to announce its 6th ANNUAL 6×6 EXHIBITION & SALE coming up this July. All submitted artworks are then sold for $30 each on July 25 in an auction-style sale. All proceeds will benefit the Cornell Art Museum programming.



Submission Forms: Print, download or pick up your form at Cornell Art Museum or Creative Art School/Crest Theatre at Old School Square. Forms and supplies are also available at Hands Art Supply on Atlantic Avenue.








For more information:

Art on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.







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Marie Donze Offers Integrative Painting Workshops, An Outward Expression Of Your Inner Landscape On April 24 And April 27

Marie Donze‘s acrylic works on canvas are created through a process of meditation and relaxation which she has formalized and now shares through her Integrative Painting Workshop.  She is offering two separate workshops on April 24 and April 27giving participants equal access to their own creativity and inner wisdom.  The Rickie Report shares the details including Early Bird Discounts, plus some photos of previous workshops.  Spring is here!  Is it time for you to try something new?  













 10 to 4:30pm

 Sailboat Bend Artist Loft

1310 SW 2nd Court  Studio #305,       Fort Lauderdale,  FL 33312

*** $155 includes all art supplies, and light refreshments 

***Early Bird Special Discounts:


Sign up on or before April 17 for the April 24 workshop: $35 discount using the promo code: APRIL24

Sign up on or before April 20 for the April 27 workshop: $35 discount using the promo code: APRIL27


Sign Up Here:

Or by calling (954-775-5062)

Or email

Please contact Marie to schedule on a different date.  

Mobile Workshops, Individual Workshops, and Group Workshops in the Comfort of your home or her studio are available.





Previous participants in Marie’s Integrative Painting Workshop



Originally from the South of France, Marie Donze made her home in Fort Lauderdale over 20 years ago.  She creates art with reverse abstract painting on transparent glass and crystal.  She also uses close up photography of her glass work to capture the figures and beautiful abstracts that appear within the painted glass.  While still passionate about her glass painting, Marie has expanded into acrylic on canvas. Her acrylics on canvas are created through a process of meditation and relaxation which she has formalized and now shares through her Integrative Painting Workshop, allowing participants to have equal access to their own creativity and inner wisdom.

Workshop in progress

Marie tells The Rickie Report, “Often people are reluctant to explore their creative side through art because of the preconceived notion that formal training is necessary.  Through my own explorations I have not only discovered the rewarding powers of creativity but also the existence of a whole new world living inside me! Our inner world is very powerful, even more so when it is materialized onto canvas because it then becomes a fascinating roadmap to our soul”.




Marie’s passion is to share this process with others so they can also discover what lies within while having a good time.  She explains, ” Inside the relaxed and colorful atmosphere of my studio space, I create a safe and sacred space conducive to relaxing and opening up. Through a specific choice of music, a series of meditations and a breathing exercise, I invite participants to embark on a fun and creative journey with me where they will be able to release stress and cast off preconceived notions. After letting their emotions and intuition express themselves freely onto the canvas, the participants will often come out of the experience feeling empowered and refreshed with a new level of self-awareness and confidence”.





Exploring the meaning of the painting



TRR: Please tell our readers about the workshops. What will they learn?
 Through a series of guided meditations and breathing exercises, you will be lead to reach a state of surrender. Once prepared, you’ll be ready to paint from your heart and soul – and not your mind.  Later, we will reflect on the paintings and interpret their deeper meanings…





TRR:  Who will benefit from the workshop?


 Non-artists who would like to explore their creativity
Anyone stressed or overactive
Artists with creative blocks
Left brain and analytical personalities
Anyone desperately in need of “Me” time
Anyone who wants to learn to rely more on their Intuition 
Anyone experiencing inner conflicts or feeling stuck



“I Am Love” by Marie Donze



TRR:  What is the purpose of the workshop?
To leave your left brain at home
To surrender your stress to the process
To experience getting out of your own way
To conquer the fear of a blank canvas and explore the power of colors and symbols
To bring your feelings and intuition to the act of creation
To  practice turning inward and tuning into the guidance of your divine self
To unleash and express your inner wisdom and creativity and discover what it is trying to tell you through your painting
To gain clarity about yourself and the journey you are on




For more information about these workshops and Marie’s artwork:

Call (954-775-5062)      Email :

FACEBOOK: Integrative Painting Workshops with Marie Donze

INSTAGRAM: @MarieDonzeWorkshops



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Martin Artisans Guild Presents “Spring Into Arts At The Barn” Pop Up Exhibit Saturday, April 13. Free Admission And Parking

The Martin Artisans Guild presents “Spring Into Arts At The Barn”.  This Pop-up exhibit will be held at the Red Barn Furniture Store and Gallery in Stuart on Saturday, April 13.  Twenty artists will showcase and sell their paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and fiber arts.  There is plenty of free parking and admission is free. The Rickie Report shares the details here.















Saturday, April 13

10 – 5

Red Barn Furniture & Gallery

513 SE Monterey Road     Stuart, FL

Free admission and Parking







For more information:




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JF Gallery Opens Call To Established, Mid-Career, And Emerging Artists In The United States For 8th Annual Juried Exhibit

JF Gallery is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, with juror Bruce Helander.  Applications are open to all Established, Mid Career, and Emerging artists in the United States. The Opening Reception will be held on June 29.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges artists to apply! The exhibit takes place June 28 – July 20, 2019.


3901 S. Dixie Hwy    West Palm Beach, FL




JF Gallery  8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Open to all

Established, Mid Career and Emerging Artists

In the United States


Entry Deadline: 5/31/19




June 29th      6 – 9  pm

Exhibit runs June 28 – July 20, 2019




  • Open to all Established, Mid Career and Emerging Artists in the United States.

  • Entries must have been completed within the past 2 years and not previously exhibited in JF Gallery.

  • Jury will be looking for technically competent work in all genres and Styles. 

  • Artist may submit one (1) to three (3) pieces of artwork.

  • JF Gallery takes a commission of 35% on all sold artwork during exhibit.


Best in show: $500. The juror has the option of awarding Honorable Mention recognitions. Purchase awards and exhibition opportunities are some of the additional benefits possible for artists whose work is selected.


Work in 2D and 3D media is eligible.
2D work must be wired and ready for hanging.
Sculptures not to exceed 100 lbs in weight.
Artists of all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply. (Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Functional, Digital, Photography, Installation, Mixed Media, New Genres)
MAXIMUM Outside to Outside Dimensions including any framing, are: 62 x 62





Artists whose works are accepted will be notified via email or phone by June 7th 2019.
Accepted works may be withheld from exhibition at the Juror’s discretion. This option
is seldom exercised, however, in order to insure the quality of the exhibition it must
be maintained. Accepted works must remain on exhibit for the duration of the Exhibit NO EXCEPTIONS. Entry Fees are non-refundable.



Accepted works may be hand delivered or shipped PRE-PAID by June 24th. The Artist will assume payment for return shipment. Artists should insure their work during transit. Although all responsible care will be exercised, JF Gallery cannot be responsible for any loss or damage in shipping or while on exhibit. Sending an entry shall limply an agreement on the part of the sender to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

JF Gallery is not responsible for artwork left unclaimed past pick up date of July 22nd.


Any questions or concerns MUST be sent via email:

IF ENTERING BY MAIL using prospectus from our website: Applications and cds submitted will not be returned
(You may send a prepaid envelope if you do wish to have CD sent back to you) does not apply if entering via cafe site
Make checks payable to: JF Gallery if entering by mail
How to save your image file if your entering by mail

Bruce Helander ( photo courtesy of Robert Nelson)


Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country…” and Kenworth Moffett, the former director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, said in Gold Coast magazine that “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.”

His work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The artist and his work has been the subject of 100 reviews and articles in numerous publications, including Art in America, ARTnews, and The Washington Post.

Helander is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and recently exhibited his work at Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto), Corzine Fine Art (Los Angeles), Peter Marcelle Gallery (Bridgehampton, New York), Cornell Museum of Art (Delray Beach), and ArtHouse 429 (West Palm Beach). Most currently, his work was shown by Arcature Fine Art at Art Miami and Art Miami New York/Pier 94 and by Tansey Contemporary at Art Wynwood.  Helander is now focusing on a retrospective of his collages and paintings for the Coral Springs Museum of Art, scheduled for 2017, and his collages are included in “Open This End,” a five-year traveling museum show of works from the celebrated Blake Byrne collection in Los Angeles, currently at the Nasher Museum of Art.

For more information about this exhibition:

Facebook event link:


JF Gallery
3901 S. Dixie Hwy    West Palm Beach,  FL





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Body Paint-By-Number And Fabulous Art Opening At Brewhouse Gallery Friday, April 12

Experience a new kind of art reception at the Brewhouse Gallery on Friday, April 12 “Live painting” will take on a new meaning, as you can paint on a live model or just watch the resident artists paint their own canvases.  Limited tickets are available to paint part of the live model and proceeds will benefit Kelsey Cares. All other artwork will be for sale. Enjoy refreshments and live music during a unique art event in Lake Park, FL.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Music will be provided by Big Lux: Hip hop Violin!







 720 Park Avenue in Lake Park

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday   3PM–12AM; Saturday  & Sunday 12PM–12AM

Closed Monday & Tuesday        Phone:    (561) 469-8930




Body Paint-By-Number*


Fabulous Art Opening 

Music by Big Lux: Hip Hop Violin

Friday,  April 12

6 – 8:30 pm  

* Must be at least 18 years old 


Fabulous Art Opening by our resident artists! All art for sale!




Brewhouse Gallery 


The Brewhouse Gallery is a community art gallery and craft beer oasis! It offers some of the most limited craft beers, a full wine list, homemade sangria and catered food nightly. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. Established in 2014, The Brewhouse Gallery is the brainchild of accomplished Palm Beach Gardens artist AJ Brockman. He wanted to reinvent the art gallery model after experiencing firsthand what it’s like to make a living as an artist.



Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.



Join us, Friday, April 12 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM as we showcase some of our current artists with a very unique event. Many of them will be painting live including  Anthony Burks Sr, Kat Janis, Kevin Goff, Leo J. Arbeznik and more! 



Artwork by Leo Arbeznik



Live painting! If you ever wanted to try painting a “live” canvas….this is your opportunity!  Buy a ticket for $20 and choose a number out of the bag to find out which square on our beautiful model you will be painting!  Create a masterpiece!  Limited tickets are available! A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Kelsey Cares! The model will have modesty tags on her body and wear a thong.





Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music also provided. Come out and meet the talent behind your favorite pieces! The artists will be here to share their stories and techniques. Plus, negotiate with them on that masterpiece you have been checking out!




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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986