Be Joyful And Experience “A Safari For The Soul” At Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts In Dania Beach Now Through End Of December

“Jabula” means “to be joyful” in Zulu. And joy is what the Wiener Museum of Decorative Art (WMODA) gives to every visitor!  The Ardmore Design team continues to reimagine motifs from their iconic ceramic art to transform our living spaces with the beauty of the natural world rooted in African style and culture.  Visionary, Arthur Wiener shares his passion for the creative arts by supporting local communities of artists and their environments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the newest WMODA Exhibit, “A Safari for the Soul” available now through December 31, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

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481 S. Federal Highway    Dania Beach, FL 3300

954-376-6690   http://wmoda.com

 

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday thru Saturday  10 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

A   Safari   for   the   Soul

 

 

 

Be inspired by the Ardmore works of art

and the words of wisdom

from Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, who

said  “I am the captain of my soul.”

 

 

 

 

Step into A Safari for the Soul to experience the wild and wonderful world of Ardmore Ceramic Art. Imagine yourself as an intrepid explorer traveling through the magnificent mountains and grassy savannas of South Africa to visit the Ardmore community of ceramic artists. Our destination is KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa which means “children of heaven” in the Zulu language. The Ardmore studio was founded in 1985 by Fée Halsted who began teaching local people how to create unique ceramic art. The fame of the developing studio spread internationally as collectors discovered the wit and whimsy of Ardmore ceramics which can be experienced in the WMODA Safari for the Soul gallery. Ardmore began experimenting with fabric design in 2010 and launched the Qalakabusha sofa, meaning “new beginnings”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each Ardmore piece is unique, a one-of-a-kind work of art which typically involves a thrower, a sculptor, and a painter. The studio is full of talented men and women who create dynamic and diverse imagery, ranging from lyrical foliate forms inspired by Africa’s flora and fauna to intricate patterns reminiscent of Zulu beadwork and basket weaving. Over the years, sons and daughters have joined their mothers, fathers, aunts, and uncles at Ardmore to create new family traditions in this remote region of South Africa. They collaborate in the spirit of Ubuntu, meaning “we are because of others”.

 

 

Wearable Art

 

 

 

Ardmore Sabie Kings Flame Scarf

 

 

 

 

The success of Ardmore’s fantastical furniture and fabrics heralded an exciting new design direction for the ceramic art studio. The new Ardmore Design Studio gained international recognition in 2013 following their collaboration with Hermès, the luxury French brand. Talented Ardmore artists, including Sidney Nyabeze and Abel Mohloakoana, worked under the guidance of Fèe’s eldest daughter, Catherine Berning, to create a stunning range of silk scarves. Ardmore’s latest sensational silk art collection featuring the Sabie Kings is now produced under their own brand.

 

 

Environment and Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ardmore Studio helps create awareness of the plight of endangered animals in Africa and the need to protect the environment. Their initiatives to address issues such as ivory poaching, illegal hunting and trafficking are represented in sensitive studies of rhinos, elephants, leopards, and pangolins. One of Ardmore’s most magnificent sculptures symbolizes sustainability and portrays Nelson Mandela on the summit. Abundance was produced for the 2011 Climate Change Conference in Durban and now has pride of place at WMODA thanks to Arthur Wiener. Arthur has been collecting Ardmore avidly for over ten years and he is glad that his purchases help support vulnerable communities in South Africa.  One of the most impressive masterworks is Somandla Ntshalintshali’s symbolic vessel, created with Fée’s creative guidance, which is currently on exhibition in South Africa. The crocodile at the base represents ancient spirits and evolves into a pangolin, symbolizing sanctuary. The secretary bird emerges victorious over perilous times holding in its talons snakes and a bat which represent the COVID-19 virus.

 

 

 

Pottery to Pillows to Poufs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ardmore’s graphic designers have also translated the studio’s lush patterns of African fauna and flora into a vibrant range of furnishing fabrics and pillow designs in luxurious silk, velvet, and cotton, as well as outdoor fabrics for the Solaris collection. Interior designers can create their own safari adventures with curtains and furniture, or they can choose from the stunning love seats, benches, and poufs in the Sabie collection sold at the WMODA shop.

 

Entertaining with Ardmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ardmore tabletop collection features tablecloths, runners, and napkins for formal dining as well as tea towels, melamine place mats, and coasters for casual entertaining. The latest Sabie collection of textiles was inspired by Fèe Halsted’s vacation in the Kruger National Park where the bush is lush, thick with foliage and abundant in wildlife. Fèe described her magical trip as a “never-ending tapestry of camouflaged beasts, where light, sound, movement and color shift and change”. Her fertile imagination resulted in three designs namely Sabie Forest, Camp Critters and King Cheetah which are available to order in several styles and colors through the WMODA museum shop. All sales benefit the educational programs at WMODA which is a 501c3 not-for-profit museum.

 

 

 

WMODA is a non-profit museum founded in 2014 by Arthur Wiener and his family to inspire appreciation and understanding of ceramics and glass as art forms. This remarkable legacy enables us to celebrate an important aspect of our cultural heritage in an exciting and enjoyable environment.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events at WMODA:

Contact:

Louise Irvine louise@wmoda.com

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

481 S. Federal Highway   Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-376-6690

 

 

 

 

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Jurors Are Announced As October 2, 2022 Deadline To Apply To Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Nears

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, on-line contest that focuses on the artists’ interpretation of what “endangered” means. Cash prizes total over $7,000 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 2, 2022. Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the esteemed jurors. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

 

A global, juried, online contest to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitatsCash Prizes totaling $7,450; ENDANGERED Online! exhibition Benefits the Center for Great Apes

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

Art4Apes ensures that your art will be viewed by an expert panel with a commitment to endangered species and their habitats.  Each year we have three or four inspirational judges:  a photographer, an art expert and a conservationist/animal rights supporter. 

 

 

Judges are asked to score each entry in terms of the following criteria:

1. Creativity

2. Success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED”

3. Artistic skill/Photographic quality/Technique

 

 

Each judge votes on all categories and the scores are summed to decide the winners.

This year we are honored and grateful to have a particularly exciting and appropriate panel to view your work.   We are proud to announce the international jury panel for the 10th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2022 – Bruce Helander, Ron Magill, Frans B. M. de Waal, and Philip Wollen. They’re looking forward to reviewing all the entries.

 

 

MEET     THE     JURORS:

 

 

 

BRUCE HELANDER

 

 

 

 

Art4Apes welcomes back Bruce Helander to the jury panel. Bruce 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).

Website: Bruce Helander

 

 

RON MAGILL

 

 

 

Thanks to Ron Magill for joining our panel once again. Ron has worked with wildlife for over 40 years. He is the host of HITN’s national wildlife documentary program, Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill. As Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador,” he has made frequent television appearances on many programs, including National Geographic Explorer, the Discovery Networks, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Late Show, CBS This Morning, Dateline, and CNN. In addition, as a wildlife photographer and Nikon ambassador, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy-Award-winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those regions. Ron’s proudest professional accomplishment is the establishment of the “Ron Magill Conservation Endowment” at the Zoo Miami Foundation.

Website: Ron Magill

 

 

FRANS B. M. DE WAAL

 

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal, a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known worldwide for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. Dr de Waal is the Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Primate Behavior in the Department of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory, and author of numerous books. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982), compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians. Ever since, de Waal has drawn parallels between primate and human behavior, from peacemaking and morality to culture. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Facebook: Frans de Waal

 

 

 

PHILIP WOLLEN

 

 

 

 

 

Grateful thanks to Philip Wollen for joining our panel. Philip is an Australian philanthropist, environmentalist, and animal rights activist. He is a former Vice-President of Citibank and was also General Manager at Citicorp.

During his travels, by age 40, he’d witnessed cruelty so egregious he decided to do all he could to alleviate suffering, give away everything he owned with warm hands, and die broke. Today, he is a “Venture Capitalist for Good Causes,” supporting some 500 mission-critical projects in 40+ countries that protect children, animals, and the environment.

He awards the annual Kindness Gold Medal & $20,000 Cash Prize to people who have devoted their lives to the service of others. Past recipients include Sir David Attenborough (UK), Dr. Professor T. Colin Campbell (USA), Dr. Ian Gawler OAM (Australia), and Dr. Jane Goodall DBE (United Kingdom). He has received many awards, including The Order of Australia Medal in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Facebook: Philip Wollen

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Juried Art Services~

 

Art4Apes sincerely thanks Paul Fisher and Mary Strope of Juried Art Services for their exceptional help and support in administering the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.  We could not run this contest without you.  

 

 

Adult contest ENTER NOW!

 

 

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

 

 

Young Artist contest  ENTER HERE  FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Babcock Ranch Art Show Calls For Applicants For March 11 & 12, 2023 Boutique Art Show Event In 1st Fully Solar-Powered Town In The U.S.

The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff is a two-day boutique art show taking place on March 11 & 12, 2023.  This Free-to-the-public event will showcase 60+ artists in the first-ever fully solar powered town in the U.S.  As more neighborhoods develop, more art lovers are eager to shop this event.  The deadline to apply is November 4, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of last year’s successful event.  Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you.

Babcock   Ranch   Art   Show

March   11   &   12,   2023

Founder’s   Square,   Babcock   Ranch,   FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

60+ Artists

 

 

Deadline to apply: November 4, 2022

 

 

 

Apply now at ZAPPlication.org.

 

 

For more information visit:   BabcockRanchArtShow.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff, is a 2 day boutique art show held in the new town of Babcock Ranch. This FREE-to-the-public art show will feature 60+ exceptional artists centered in Founders Square overlooking Lake Babcock. Babcock Ranch is the first ever fully solar powered town in the U.S. surrounded by seven new neighborhoods. New members of the Babcock community will be now more than ever looking for artwork to enhance the beauty and elegance of their new homes! A variety of local farm to table restaurants & vendors will encourage attendees to stay for lunch or dinner, as they decide upon their artwork purchases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show is dedicated to promoting and showcasing your artwork. Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you. Advertising will include newspapers, radio, billboards, and online advertising with paid and organic Facebook ads all featuring artist work. We also highly encourage artists to reach out to your email mailing lists with newsletters and post promotional images on social media about your participation in the Babcock Ranch Art Show. Working together will attract a larger audience for artists.

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show has artist friendly procedures in place to ensure that your weekend with us is pleasant and profitable. Our Artist Hospitality team is there to greet and direct you on Set Up Day and is available to you all weekend. Artists are set in a circular flow around Founders Square that allows booths to have at least 3 feet of space in the lakefront setting.

 

 

 

 

Artist Perks include:

 

• Drive up access to your booth location on set up day (Friday morning) with ample behind booth storage

• Indoor bathrooms

• Convenient free artist parking adjacent to the Art Show site

• Professional overnight security

• Oversized booth spaces with at least three feet between booths and ample storage space behind

• An audience of new home-buyers eager for your artwork

Babcock Ranch Art Show is accessible to all artists, including those with disabilities. Physical accessibility includes booths with no physical barrier to entry, parking on solid surface with continual paved path to artist’s booth; accessible bathrooms and on-site artist support volunteers for questions.

Please indicate any specific accommodations needed in your ZAPP application.

Artists are selected in a jury process to create a well-balanced show that represents artistic diversity in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wearable and Wood.

 

If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals, please contact us for any support you may need – we love to help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.

 

 

BE A PART OF BABCOCK RANCH ART SHOW:

 

 

 

 

• Apply now – Deadline: November 4, 2022 at ZAPPlication.org

• Visit our festival website BabcockRanchArtShow.com for more information

 

 

Questions: Annie.crouch@artfestfortmyers.com

Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager

ArtFest Fort Myers 1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401  Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239)768-3602

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Set Your Cultural GPS For Wellington As Art Events Offer Multiple Opportunities To Meet The Artists And Enjoy A Pop-Up Event At The Mall

Set your cultural GPS for three events sponsored by the Wellington Art Society (WAS)!   Saturday, September 16 – 18 celebrate the “Fall for Art” Pop-Up Gallery at The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green with an Opening Reception (Saturday, September 18).  Enjoy free demos and meet the artists!  A new art exhibit “Effects”is open now through November 29, 2022 at the Wellington Community Center. The art exhibit “Elegant” is at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15, 2022.  A joint Public Reception will be held on Tuesday, October 4 will be held so art lovers can enjoy both!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

S E P T E M B E R    16  –  18 ,  2022

 

 

 

Saturday, September 17th   5  –  8  pm

 

 

Hours:  Friday & Saturday, 10 am–8 pm; Sunday,  11 am–3 pm

 

 

 

Art lovers are invited to meet and mingle with the featured artists, enjoy artists demonstrations, and attend the Fall for Art Reception and Awards ceremony!  Proceeds will benefit the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green is located inside The Mall at Wellington Green

 

 

10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 175,     Wellington, FL

 

For more information, visit WellingtonArtSociety.org, or contact Leslie Pfeiffer at (561) 632-3677 or mysticway1@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Mall at Wellington Green:

The Mall at Wellington Green in Wellington, FL is a 1.2 million square foot, two-level regional shopping destination, and it features over 160 stores. Retail and restaurant favorites include Macy’s, Dillard’s, Apple, Brighton, Chico’s, Forever 21, H&M, Helzberg Diamonds, Zales, Tommy Bahama, City Furniture, Lemongrass, Cask + Shaker, Ford’s Garage, The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, and more. For more information, visit shopwellingtongreen.com.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society

Announces    New   Exhibition    “Effects”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to experience “Effects” at the Wellington Community Center located at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. The exhibition will be open weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from August 16 to November 29, 2022. This exhibition is running concurrently with WAS’s “Elegant” exhibition at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15th. 

 

 

 

Opening   reception   celebrating   both   exhibitions

 

 

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

5  –  7  pm.

Two venues – one great night!

 

 

Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. Boutique items by WAS members will be available for purchase during the reception. 

 

 

 

All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, please email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to visual artists of all mediums and art enthusiasts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries and venues, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Kicks Off New Art Season With Its September 14th Meeting Featuring Heather Bergstrom And Tips To Turn Your Passion Into A Career

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to begin its 42nd year with their first event of the season on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The meeting takes place at the Wellington Community Center with a meet and greet followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by local artist Heather Bergstrom on “How to Turn Your Passion into A Side Hustle or Career”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Heather’s artwork.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday, September 14 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

HEATHER   BERGSTROM

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom has spent a lifetime pursuing her passion and skill as an artist. Her favorite mediums are graphite, charcoal and acrylic paint. She loves to tell stories with her art, painting poignant scenes which translate into universal feelings of contentment, nostalgia, or joie de vivre. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom with Macro Flowers

 

 

 

Heather is originally from New Haven, Connecticut where she worked in the public school system. Several years ago, she and her family moved to Florida where she got a job at a local private school. Throughout her career, she never lost her enthusiasm for art. When she wasn’t working, she was creating. In fact, during her lunchbreaks she was often found drawing in the teachers’ lounge. As more and more people started asking to buy her art, it dawned on her that this might be a nice way to make a little extra cash. In her free time, she began slowly building a portfolio of works, a website and a social media presence. 

 

 

“Life Lesson” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

Then the global pandemic forced schools to shut down, leaving many people, including Heather, without a job. Though this was a difficult time, Heather saw it as an opportunity to grow her art side hustle into a full-time career: A dream that she previously thought would have to wait until retirement.

 

 

 

 

“Bonnie Bluebird” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Around this time, Heather met master artist, Laurie Snow Hein, through the Wellington Art Society. Laurie appreciated Heather’s passion and business sense and hired her practically on the spot as her assistant. Heather says, “meeting Laurie was providential. I have learned so much from her experience as a professional artist and have applied that knowledge to my own art business.” Now Heather enjoys sharing her art marketing expertise with other creatives.

 

 

 

 

“Joy Comes With The Morning” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom is an active Board member of the Wellington Art Society and serves on the Marketing Team. In 2020, she received the People’s Choice Award at the South Florida Fair and in 2021 she received the People’s Choice Award for the “Wonders of Art” Exhibition at Wellington Community Center. To learn more about her, please visit her website at www.HeatherBergstrom.art and follow her on social media @HeatherBergstromArt.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Only One Week Until ArtFest Fort Myers Deadline . Art Lovers Save February 4 & 5, 2023 For This Art Happening

Where can artists find over 80,000 people looking for artwork over two days?  ArtFest Fort Myers offers 200+ artists a great layout, experienced staff, and artist amenities like no other! February 4 & 5, 2023 offers art lovers a free, non-gated event in Southwest Florida.  The DEADLINE for artists to apply is September 9, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  We urge art lovers to mark their calendars for this spectacular art event on February 4 & 5, 2023. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February   4   &   5,   2023

 

 

Edwards   Drive,   Downtown   Fort   Myers

Ft. Myers’ housing market has increased 191%

 

New home owners = new environments

 

 

More people are looking for artwork than ever!

 

 

200+   Artists

 

 

Deadline   to   apply:   September 9, 2022

 

 

Click  HERE  To Apply NOW:

 

 

 

For more information visit:

 

 

 

 

Artist perks include:

 

· Two-day, FREE to the public, community event, with 80,000 attendees

· Year-round professional staff, with 23+ years of consistent management

· New and cutting-edge art is equally at home with more traditional work

· Loyal base of dedicated art buyers/VIP members who are focused on YOUR work

· Attracting young professional families with free fun art related activities for kids of all ages

· Oversized booth spaces and convenient Friday set up with drive-up access

· Discounted hotel rates, indoor bathrooms and reserved artist parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals please contact us for any support you may need – we can help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.

 

 

 

Fort Myers is the largest metro area in Southwest Florida; molded by corporate headquarters, booming residential & commercial markets and a Visitor & Convention Bureau dedicated to rebuilding our record-breaking tourism. Your target audience of upscale and savvy art patrons grows every day! Our dedicated community of art lovers and collectors wait all year to enjoy and purchase the incredible works of fabulous professional artists from across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists are selected in a blind jury based upon quality of workmanship, originality and artistic conception. All work must be done solely by the exhibiting artists. ArtFest Fort Myers strives to create a well-balanced show that represents diverse styles and techniques in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Painting – oil/acrylic, Painting – watercolor, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable and Wood.

 

 

 

ArtFest Fort Myers is a true community event that entices people to buy art. The festival includes the largest high school art exhibit and competition in Southwest Florida; a high school sidewalk chalk competition; a children’s Art Yard with interactive art projects and a Youth Stage featuring regional performing arts organizations. Our upscale dining areas with shaded table seating provide ample food/beverage options.

 

 

 

 

BE   A   PART   OF   ARTFEST   FORT   MYERS:

 

Apply from now – September 9, 2022 at  ZAPPlication.org

• Visit our website at ArtFestFortMyers.com for more information

 

Questions: Annie.crouch@artfestfortmyers.com

 

Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager,

ArtFest Fort Myers

1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401    Fort Myers, FL 33901

 

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild’s Flurry Of Events Include Opening Reception September 7 At Palm Room And Unveiling Of “Chances For Art”, Opening Event At Elliott Museum September 22 And Meet The Artists On October 5

The Martin Artisans Guild has a packed schedule including the Opening Reception of “Fall Into Art” Exhibit on Wednesday, September 7 at the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique in Stuart.  A Special Exhibit will be unveiled at the Elliott Museum on Thursday, September 22 and a Meet the Artists will take place at the Palm Room on Wednesday, October 5.  All events are open to the public.  Don’t miss “Chances for Art” raffle raises funds for artists needing Open Studio Tour scholarships which kicks off on September 7.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

 

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

 

 

 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Charlie Coté

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Colored Palms” by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Bucci

Charlie Coté

Glen Allen

Kim Beltrame

Mallo Bisset

Marian Vitale

Mark Stall

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Sue Klahne

Jane Lawton Baldridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Compression Gliding” by Michaelann Bellerjeau

Thursday, September 22, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

Exhibit Runs Thru   Sunday, November 13

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

Chances for Art will be unveiled Wednesday, September 7th at the opening for “Fall Into Art” at the Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique.

 

 

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The “Chances for Art” raffle raises funds for artists needing Open Studio Tour scholarships.  

 

 

 

Raffle tickets for a $20 donation each, each ticket purchased can be designated for a specific donated item.  Tickets will be available on our website and in the Gallery between September 6 and October 28, 2022.

 

All donated works will be shown on our website and in the Gallery.

 

There will be a drawing for the winners of each donated work on October 28, and winners will be announced on our website.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

St Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces New Galleries And Headquarters Sneak Peek On Oct 21 And Grand Opening Nov 18 Plus Call For Art Instructors

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is moving…to bring more to the arts & cultural community! With new space, comes requests for classes, so applications are now open for art instructors.  Enjoy a ‘sneak-peek’ tour of The Vault – St Lucie Cultural Alliance New Galleries & Headquarters at the Friday, October 21, 2022 Art Walk.  Save the date for the Grand Opening on Friday, November 18, 2022!  The Rickie Report shares the details and only a brief peek of “The Vault” – you HAVE to stop by to see it!

 

 

 

111 Orange Ave. in Downtown Fort Pierce, FL

Lower     Level

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Galleries

 

 

 

Eyes will widen, and senses will brilliantly ignite among art enthusiasts who visit…

 

 

 

 

 

SNEAK  PEEK:   T  H  E        V  A  U  L  T

 

 

Friday, October 21, 2022

 

 

5  – 8   PM    during Art Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of SLCA

 

 

 

GRAND      OPENING:    T  H  E        V  A  U  L  T  

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

 

 

 5  – 8  PM       during Art Walk

 

 

Photo Courtesy of SLCA

 

 

 

Call for Instructors  –  Applications Now Open

 


Artist Members of the Alliance are encouraged to apply to teach classes. Artists of varying mediums are welcomed to apply! For more information, visit StLucieArts.org, or email: info@StLucieArts.org.

 

 

 

Alyona Ushe tells The Rickie Report, ” We invite everyone to stop by and enjoy a ‘sneak-peek’ tour of The Vault, St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s new gallery and headquarters, and take in the vibrant changes taking place to broaden offerings to our dynamic arts and cultural community of St. Lucie County’.

 

 

The new space is an eclectic mix of urban-trend and classic modern. On tap are plans for artists to exhibit their works, a studio for a rotating resident artist, and classrooms.  The enhanced, natural lighting and open floor plan will allow for new gathering space, additional galleries and for the public to observe and interact with the working artist as s/he creates.

 

 

Galleries full of juried Cultural Alliance Art Guild members work, boutique with artisan wearable art and jewelry, and dynamic space for an array of creative classes of all genres and disciplines are all in store.  Its main gallery space – The Vault – will serve as its new, enlivened setting for an array of juried, curated exhibitions that will introduce its visitors to an abundance of talent in the county.

 

 

 

Members of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance will be awarded additional benefits including opportunities to teach classes, apply for a quarterly residency, screen films, present intimate concerts, and attend networking and professional development workshops. Residents and visitors will benefit from a richer offering of exhibitions, intimate performances, classes and workshops in this eclectic addition to Downtown Fort Pierce.

 

 

Would you like to be a part of making St. Lucie County a cultural gem of the Treasure Coast? Become a member and join our growing cultural community! Visit StLucieArts.org to learn more about the exciting benefits of membership and all of its cool, upcoming events!

 

 

About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit ArtStLucie.org, or call 772.462.2783

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Announces Free Entries For All Youth Artists. Deadline To Enter Is October 2, 2022

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, on-line contest that focuses on the artists’ interpretation of what “endangered” means. Cash prizes total over $7,000 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 2, 2022. Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Young Artists entries past and present. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

FREE

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Shechter & Associates

 

 

 

 

 

All entries are sponsored so it is FREE to enter!

 

 

Deadline:

Sunday, 2nd October 2022 midnight PDT

 

 

Questions?   Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Meet our generous sponsor Jennifer Shechter, CPA

 

Jennifer Shechter and husband, Mario, with Young Artist Scout Dingman and her work “Big Blue Needs You” which they purchased to support CGA.

 

 

Jennifer E. Shechter, CPA is a partner in the Miami-based Public Accounting firm Shechter & Associates LLP. Jennifer’s family has been serving South Florida for over five decades. Continuing in their family’s footsteps, Jennifer and her father, Philip, opened Shechter & Associates LLP in 2017. Jennifer is a great animal lover and supporter of the Center for Great Apes. Together with her husband, Mario, she founded White Fang Animal Sanctuary with the idea that every animal deserves to have a safe warm place to call home. Through rescue, fostering and adoption they care for those animals that have been abandoned, mistreated or neglected. We are proud to welcome Jennifer and Shechter Associates as sponsors of the Young Artists Contest. Contact Jennifer at jshechter@shechterassociates.com

 

 

 

Young Artist contest ENTER HERE FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

Questions?    Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

Featured  Young  Artist  Reagan  Bowser

 

 

“Swimming the World”. Old map, colored pencils by Raegan Bowser, aged 13 ©2020 All Rights Reserved

Third Prize Young Artist Category 2020

 

 

 

 

“In Her Eyes (Calaya)”. Colored pencils by Raegan Bowser, aged 16 years ©2022 All Rights Reserved.      

Entry Young Artist Category 2022

 

 

 

 

https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

Don’t forget the Adult Contest ENTER NOW!

 

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

Questions?    Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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ArtFest Fort Myers Announces Deadline For Call To Artists September 9, 2022. Apply Through Zapplication And Be Part Of This Extraordinary Event February 4 & 5, 2023

We are beyond excited for ArtFest Fort Myers 2023! ArtFest Fort Myers is stronger than ever, with 200+ artists and a great layout overlooking the beautiful Downtown Fort Myers riverfront and yacht basin. ArtFest has a dedicated staff to help make this your best show experience! ArtFest is a free, non-gated event for everyone in the Southwest Florida community to come shop your artwork. The Rickie Report shares the details for artists to apply until Deadline on September 9, 2022.  We urge art lovers to mark their calendars for this art extravaganza on February 4 & 5, 2023. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArtFest Fort Myers

 

February 4 & 5, 2023

 

 

Edwards Drive, Downtown Fort Myers

 

 

200+ Artists

 

 

Deadline to apply: September 9, 2022

 

 

Click  HERE  To Apply NOW:

 

 

For more information visit:

 

 

 

 

Right now in Southwest Florida there is record high demand for artwork. Where better to shop than at art festivals? Market Trends of Southwest Florida says, the amount of homes sold in Fort Myers in 2022 is up 191% from 2020. Members of the community are now more than ever looking for art to enhance the beauty and elegance of their new homes.  As we all transition back to more “normal” times, ArtFest Fort Myers is focused on supporting artists to make new memories and connections with collectors throughout the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist perks include:

 

· Two-day, FREE to the public, community event, with 80,000 attendees

· Year-round professional staff, with 23+ years of consistent management

· New and cutting-edge art is equally at home with more traditional work

· Loyal base of dedicated art buyers/VIP members who are focused on YOUR work

· Attracting young professional families with free fun art related activities for kids of all ages

· Oversized booth spaces and convenient Friday set up with drive-up access

· Discounted hotel rates, indoor bathrooms and reserved artist parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals please contact us for any support you may need – we can help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.

 

 

 

Fort Myers is the largest metro area in Southwest Florida; molded by corporate headquarters, booming residential & commercial markets and a Visitor & Convention Bureau dedicated to rebuilding our record-breaking tourism. Your target audience of upscale and savvy art patrons grows every day! Our dedicated community of art lovers and collectors wait all year to enjoy and purchase the incredible works of fabulous professional artists from across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists are selected in a blind jury based upon quality of workmanship, originality and artistic conception. All work must be done solely by the exhibiting artists. ArtFest Fort Myers strives to create a well-balanced show that represents diverse styles and techniques in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Painting – oil/acrylic, Painting – watercolor, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable and Wood.

 

 

 

ArtFest Fort Myers is a true community event that entices people to buy art. The festival includes the largest high school art exhibit and competition in Southwest Florida; a high school sidewalk chalk competition; a children’s Art Yard with interactive art projects and a Youth Stage featuring regional performing arts organizations. Our upscale dining areas with shaded table seating provide ample food/beverage options.

 

 

 

 

BE   A   PART   OF   ARTFEST   FORT   MYERS:

 

Apply from now – September 9, 2022 at  ZAPPlication.org

• Visit our website at ArtFestFortMyers.com for more information

 

Questions: Annie.crouch@artfestfortmyers.com

 

Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager,

ArtFest Fort Myers

1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401    Fort Myers, FL 33901

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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