Harriet Silverstein’s Portrait Series Is Featured At POSH Design Studio’s “Women Who Changed The World”. Public Is Invited To Opening Day On Monday, June 28

Internationally award-winning artist, Harriet Silverstein‘s portrait series will be featured in the inaugural exhibit, “Women Who Changed the World” at POSH Design Studio in Delray BeachThe public is invited to Opening Day on Monday, June 28, with wine and light refreshments. Harriet’s wildlife-themed metal and painted metal  sculptures, will also be available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

H A R R I E T      S I L V E R S T E I N

 

 

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POSH Design Studio – Art Gallery

 

Opening Day

  Monday , June 28

 

 

9169 Atlantic Ave.  Suite 118  Delray Beach, FL  33446

(561) 591-3680

 

Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday: By Appointment Only

 

 

 

Portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

In a statement about exhibiting her work in the inaugural show of the POSH Design Studio, Harriet Silverstein tells The Rickie Report, “It is significant to me to show my portrait series “Women who Changed the World” in the opening exhibition of a gallery founded and managed by three women entrepreneurs, who persisted through Covid-19 to support the arts community of South Florida”.  

 

 

 

Portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

Harriet says, “My ‘Women who Change the World’ portrait series is an ongoing, ever-growing body of work that intends to celebrate women who have made permanent contributions to society. These accomplishments are vast and transdisciplinary, from literary to performing visual arts, from judicial and legal activism to the changing ideals of feminine beauty, and more. As an artist, I purposely select my subjects for their depth and barrier-breaking leadership. These multiple portraits are intended to resonate together, creating one memorable visual voice of strength, intention and dedication. In addition to these portraits, my wildlife-themed metal and painted metal sculptures will be available.”

 

 

 

Portrait of Harriet Tubman as a Young Woman by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

Harriet is a widely exhibited international visual artist, currently an Artist-in-Residence at the History Fort Lauderdale Museum in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Syosset, NY, she received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. in Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Albany with honors. After finishing graduate studies in art, she was awarded the  prestigious State University of New York International Fellowship to France, where she completed her MFA at the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Strasbourg, France. During her time abroad, she exhibited in commercial galleries, as well as an exhibition at the Musee de Grand Palais in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

Harriet’s paintings, drawings and prints have been featured in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad, winning numerous juried exhibitions, as well as corporate and residential commissions  Mort recently, she was awarded a SOLO Exhibition as Virtual Artist of the Month by Art4Apes/Endangered, an animal wildlife conservation organization. A SOLO exhibition of her work at Las Olas Capital Arts Gallery in Fort Lauderdale featured over sixty of her works. Her curatorial experience also includes numerous SOLO and large group exhibitions.

 

 

 

Portrait of Maya Angelou by Harriet Silverstein

 

 

 

Harriet’s paintings and sculptures were recently exhibited in the following fine art exhibitions:

  • “Express Yourself” at the Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach

  • “Changing Landscapes,” Artserve, Fort Lauderdale

  • “Diaspora, ” Coral Springs Museum of Art

  • “Flowers of May,” Gallery 526, West Palm Beach 

Harriet’s studio is located in the History Fort Lauderdale Museum at 231 Moffat Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, where she is Artist-in Residence. Her work can always be seen during regular museum hours open (7 days a week) and by appointment.  

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artworks by Harriet Silverstein please visit:

Email: artist@harrietsilverstein.com

Website: www.HarrietSilverstein.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarrietSilversteinArtist

Instagram :

 https://www.instagram.com/Harrriet.silverstein

 

 

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Art & The Blockchain Is A Reality: One Third Of Small And Medium Sized Businesses Now Take Cryptocurrency As Payment. What You Need To Know!

Blockchain is affecting the art industry, small business, and our lives in general. How will it change the way artists, galleries, and art buyers do business?  Here’s what artists and art buyers should know about this evolving technology. The Rickie Report shares an informative article about Art & Blockchain, written by Carolyn Edlund of Artsyshark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART     &     THE      BLOCKCHAIN

 

 

Art as NFTs and the rise of the crypto art market have been all over the news lately. Headlines scream about artists earning veritable fortunes overnight, while others warn about energy usage. Some artists are clamoring to get involved with this hot new market. Others are vehemently opposed.  What is the future of NFTs and the blockchain technology behind them? I spoke with two experts to get answers and dive into big changes coming to the industry.

 

 

Why Blockchain Matters

 

 

Blockchain is a “trustless” protocol that records transactions through a transparent, verifiable ledger system which cannot be altered. The entire cryptocurrency market and a myriad of virtual tools and projects are built on blockchain platforms that provide fast, accurate and safe functionality.

 

Importantly, blockchain is a decentralized system which is disrupting the status quo. It tends to increase fairness and stability, and take power out of the hands of a small group of decision makers. In this way, blockchain mirrors the art industry itself, which has fractured and placed more control in the hands of self-determining individual artists.

 

To get to the heart of the enormous impact this will have in our everyday lives, I spoke with Shidan Gouran. He is an early blockchain investor and a serial technology entrepreneur holding degrees in Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Western Ontario. Gouran is the founder of Gulf Pearl, a Canadian merchant bank focused on “financing both private and junior public companies in the information, communications and media sectors.

“Blockchain is now mainstream,” Gouran says. “Technologies come and go, and better technologies will come. The concept of universal databases that anybody can read and write to and that cannot be manipulated are very useful. Digital assets are here to stay. It just makes sense that things would move from paper to the digital world. Tracking and provenance of real world objects on the internet will become more and more common. Those are the realities.”

 

How prevalent is blockchain in our society? One-third of small and medium-sized businesses now take cryptocurrency as payment. Bitcoin can be purchased using Paypal. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express are all embracing blockchain technology. It is transforming the banking and “financial industries, and is the “digital DNA” of the internet 3.0.

 

 

The Question of Energy Consumption

 

 

Blockchain is undergoing rapid evolution and improvement. Detractors cite as a major concern the high energy usage in the “mining” process that drives transactions. Bitcoin is often held up as a major example of this excess.  “Bitcoin was the “first prototype; it is not the last system in existence,” explains Gouran. “Right now it consumes more energy than the Netherlands. Each transaction burns more than 700,000 Visa transactions as far as energy goes. When you consider these things, Bitcoin is not a great system. In my opinion, if it became the world’s currency it would be highly immoral, because of the energy consumption.”

 

 

How will this problem be overcome? Bitcoin operates on a Proof of Work mechanism which is energy ineficient. The Ethereum blockchain (which powers NFTs) and other platforms are moving to Proof of Stake, which is much less energy consumptive.  Gouran adds, “There are systems like Stellar and Ripple and when released,Facebook’s Diem blockchain, which would use even less energy than Ethereum’s Proof of Stake. A transaction on the Diem blockchain doesn’t cost more than a Visa transaction.”

 

 

Think of super efficient systems underlying the technology of finance and business that remove the need for offices full of workers using energy to validate and push through transactions. What are the energy savings when you don’t have to power 100,000 square foot buildings using light and heat and computers for hundreds of workers because they aren’t needed, all due to blockchain efficiency? We could end up with an actual decrease in energy usage.

 

 

 

 

 

Art as NFTs

 

 

NFTs (art sold as non-fungible tokens) have captured the imagination of the world and produced record-breaking sales. I asked art advisor, curator and crypto expert Georg Bak about this phenomenon. He says, “NFTs are certainly not just a trend. I believe that this market has a huge growth potential, not only for art but also for any kind of collectibles in the game, fashion and sport industry. At the moment the market is a bit overheated and many buyers are only buying NFTs in order to flip them instantaneously and make profits. I believe we will see a correction towards a more consolidated and matured market. There are so many historical digital artworks which never had a market and can be discovered by a wider public.”

 

 

What does this mean for the individual artist?  Selling platforms are cropping up like wildfire, offering an opportunity to artists who want to enter the crypto art market. Over time it will shake out and mature, and providers will address some of the existing technical limitations. Right now the sky is the limit. Once we have some history in the rearview mirror, the road will become clearer.

 

Benefits of New Tech

 

 

New technologies built on blockchain and the “smart contracts” they enforce and offer a level of transparency to an often opaque art world. This is good news for artists who create both digital and physical artworks, which can be embedded and tracked.

 

Bak says, “Blockchain technology will certainly not solve the authenticity and provenance issues of the past, but it can have a strong impact on future transactions. Nevertheless the data on the blockchain is only valuable if the physical artwork can be identified and assigned clearly to the data. There are different methods to apply identifiers such as for example RFID chips or surface scanning technologies.”

 

Once embraced, chips and scanning methods can assure the authenticity, scarcity and provenance of an individual piece of art. Artists will also use blockchain technology to track inventories, collectors, shipping and sales transactions. Another huge benefit of smart contracts is automatic payment of royalties to artists when secondary sales of their work are made.

 

 

Power to the Artists

 

As decentralization continues to put more control into the hands of individual artists, they are no longer in thrall to gatekeepers or third parties. How will our industry evolve as the power centers change?

 

 

“Galleries are certainly losing their monopoly over the market as artists can reach out to collectors directly,” says Bak. “The new gatekeepers are online marketplaces, and power is shifting from galleries to platforms. Even though platforms provide an interesting new revenue stream for artists, they don’t necessarily provide the same extent of curatorial exposure and content for artists as gallerists did in the past. Quite often platforms select artists according to purely mathematical measures, such as the number of followers on Instagram. Therefore, I think that galleries or artist managers are still playing an important role in promoting the artist’s career but probably they have to reinvent their business model.”

 

 

 

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Carolyn Edlund:  410.977.2915

Carolyn@ArtsyShark.com

www.ArtsyShark.com

 

 

 

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Public Is Invited To “Master Artists Showcase” Featuring Renowned Art Luminaries At New Studio For The Visual Arts In Jupiter. Grand Opening Is June 4 & 5 Offering In-Person And FaceBook Live Events

The New Studio for the Visual Arts (NSVA) of Jupiter invites the public to a spectacular new exhibit, “Master Artists Showcase” featuring Sue Archer, Pat Dews, Laurie Snow Hein, Edward Munoz and Suzanne Scherer. The Grand Opening on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 begins a summer-long celebration, engaging area art lovers with interactive, educational entertaining events through in-person and FaceBook LIVE. Kudos to Peggy Kirkwood, an accomplished artist in her own right, and the president of NSVA for bringing these art luminaries together in one place!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F R I D A Y ,  J U N E   4

&

S A T U R D A Y ,  J U N E   5

 6   –   8   PM

 

 

 

 

I N   –   P E R S O N

 

AND

 

F A C E B O O K  L I V E

 

 

 

DETAILS:   www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Ocean Reef Park” by Laurie Snow Hein

 

 

 

“Cantaloupe” by Sue Archer

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Rain Beads Me Up” by Edward Munoz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract Watercolor by Pat Dews

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up of “Lauren” by Suzanne Scherer

 

 

 

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

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Gallery 526 In Northwood Village Announces Summer Special Offer To Artists Of All Media For July, August, September To Display And Sell Your Artwork

Barbara Ziev, owner of Gallery 526 in Northwood Village announces a Summer Gallery Special for July, August, and September.  Choose to consign 78″ wall space or consign the 12′ x 14′ Solo Gallery space. The lower commission rate covers: utilities, tax, full time sales rep, security, book keeping, insurance, display system, retail space, advertising, marketing and more.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and suggests you contact Barbara soon while space is still available!

 

 

 

Gallery 526

Hours:   Wednesday through Saturday 11 to 5 pm

526 Northwood Road, Northwood Village, W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six (6) gallery wall and floor spaces available for $100 per month plus 30% commission for a 78”W x 106”H space. (month to month or up to three months,  July, August and September. Take one month or up to three months, a 30% commission on every sale includes utilities, tax, full time sales rep, security, book keeping, insurance, display system, retail space, advertising, marketing and more.

 

 

Also available, 12’ x 14’ solo gallery / studio space for $500 month plus 30% commission on each sale. Space includes French doors, display system, full time sales assistant, utilities, good lighting, AC, book keeping, advertising and marketing,  insurance, security system, display system and more. Available month to month up to three months, July, August and September.

 

 

Contact Barbara Ziev

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

Email: barbara@gallery526.com 

Website:  http://www.Gallery526.com

 

 

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Call For Artwork: Helping People Succeed’s Annual Art For Living Calendar Of Original Art

Helping People Succeed shares a Call to Artists for the 2022 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 and 13 artworks will be chosen. You will have opportunities to sell your original artwork and meet art patrons. Subject matter should be tropical and/or local scenery (Examples: fish, birds, trees, beaches). Local scenes may include Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie or Loxahatchee Rivers, covered bridge roads, the savannas and views of nature or historical sites. Deadline is June 28, 2021. You can still view and purchase artworks from the 2021 Calendar. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply!

 

 

 

 

 

Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place    Jensen Beach, FL 34957

hpsfl.org  772.320.0778

 

Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.

 

 

 

 

 

All artwork is for sale!

 

VIEW   THE   CURRENT   EXHIBIT   HERE

 

 

 

INFORMATION   FOR   2022   SUBMISSIONS:

Your own digital photo in high resolution may be submitted via email to gparris@hpsfl.org. If you need Helping People Succeed to take a photo of your artwork you can contact Glenna Parris to coordinate arrangements to bring the original piece of art to our office.

If emailing your submission, please include the completed artist application (attached). The application fee is $25.o0 per submission and may be mailed to our office:

Helping People Succeed 1601 NE Braille Place Jensen Beach, FL 34957

The $25.00 application fee may also be paid online at www.hpsfl.org.

Please note that the emailed submissions will be considered once the application and fee have been received.

 

The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm on Monday, June 28, 2021.

 

 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.
  • Only the artist who created the original work may apply.
  • Please submit in a jpeg format. No frame or glass should be included.
  • Horizontal artwork format only. The actual calendar measures 12.5” h x 15.5” w” (Paintingsmay be in proportion at 12” x 16”, 18” x 24”, etc.)
  • Framed artwork no larger than 48” wide.
  • Final selections are based on quality, format, suitability for reproduction and subject matter.
  • Subject matter should be tropical and/or local scenery (Examples: fish, birds, trees, beaches).Local scenes may include Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie or Loxahatchee Rivers, coveredbridge roads, the Savannas and views of nature or historical sites.
  • Applicants to submit a 300-word biography by email with the jpeg artwork.
  • Artists must be more than 18 years old to submit an entry for the 2022 Art for LivingCalendar.
  • A Selection Committee will review the artwork and notify all artists once the selection processis complete.

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS SELECTED FOR THE 2022 CALENDAR:

 

 

When notified, please bring your original artwork to our office in Jensen Beach to be scanned.

Artwork may be framed or unframed. If framed please note that the actual painting showing is what will be scanned for the calendar.

You may have your own artwork professionally scanned and sent, via email, to Glenna at gparris@hpsfl.org.

 

  1. Original artwork for the calendar to be available for sale by Helping People Succeed from the time of acceptance through December 31, 2021. 35% of the sales will be a contribution to Helping People Succeed. ARTISTS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
  2. Artists are invited to submit up to 10 pieces of artwork (in addition to the calendar art) for our Art for Living Gallery. Your artwork will be displayed in the gallery from November, 2021 through October, 2022. Visit our website to view the current artwork displayed in our gallery. www.hpsfl.org. 35% of the sales of each painting will be a contribution to Helping People Succeed.
  3. Once the calendars arrive, each artist will sign their page on approximately 150 calendars. This will be a coordinated effort with the staff at Helping People Succeed.
  4. Our Pinot & Picasso event will be held on November 20, 2021 at the Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City. This will be a formal reception and dinner and the calendar artists will be available that evening to autograph calendars and are invited to display a limited number of art pieces for sale.
  5. There may be additional event activity that will require the 2022 Art for Living Calendar Artists to be present. Notice will be given once those activities are known and/or established.
  6. Please note that Helping People Succeed will handle all sales and cover all costs of sales, including credit card fees, etc.

 

 

 

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

 

_____ Completed application
_____ Check for $25.00 made payable to Helping People Succeed Foundation

_____ Original artwork jpeg for review by judges
_____ 300 word bio in the body of the email or attached as a Word document

 

2022 ART FOR LIVING CALENDAR ARTIST APPLICATION SUBMISSION FORM:

 

 

 To be submitted by Monday, June 28, 2021

 

Name: ________________________________________________________________

 

Address: __________________________________ City: ___________ Zip: __________

 

Phone: ___________________ Email: _______________________________________

 

Title of Artwork: _________________________________________________________

 

Medium: _________________________ Retail Price: ___________________________

 

Size of Image: ______h X ______w

 

Size of Frame: ______h X _____w

 

 

 

I have read, understand, and agree with all of the rules for consideration for the 2022 Art for Living Calendar. Please accept my application for consideration and my non-refundable Entry Fee of $25.00 (per entry). The payment may be provided by check, credit card or online at www.hpsfl.org. I am also including a bio and digital art file as per the guidelines provided.

 

 

Signature of artist: _______________________________________________________

 

Print your name: ________________________________________________________

 

Date: ____________________ Check #__________________

Credit Card Info (VISA, MasterCard, American Express):

#: ________________________________ Expiration Date: ____________________

Security Number (3 numbers) on the back of the card: _______________________________

 

Signature: _____________________________________________________________

Mail to:

Helping People Succeed 1601 NE Braille Place Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Submit calendar submissions to Glenna Parris

gparris@hpsfl.org

Our Mission: Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.

 

 

Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place    Jensen Beach, FL 34957

 gparris@hpsfl.org

Contact Glenna at 772.320.0778

 

 

 

 

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Artists Of Palm Beach County Open Call To Artists For “Summer Dreams”. Open To Members And Non-Members For Exhibit In Northwood Village

The Artists of Palm Beach County is sharing a Call To Artists for their next exhibition, “Summer Dreams”.  This is open to members and non-members, offering a wonderful opportunity to have their art shown at ArtWorks Gallery in the historic, bohemian art district of Northwood in West Palm Beach.  The Call includes 2D and 3D works of all media.  The Opening Reception on Friday, June 25 coincides with Art Walk of Northwood. The submission Deadline is Monday, June 7.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all artists to apply!   In addition to the physical exhibit, a virtual exhibit will be available.

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS    OF    PALM    BEACH    COUNTY

 

 

 

SHARES   A   CALL   FOR    ARTISTS:

 

 

“SUMMER        DREAMS”

 

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:  

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2021  

5 – 8 pm

 

 

Exhibit runs Monday, June 14 thruTuesday, August 31, 2021

 

 

Gallery Hours:    10  am – 4  pm   MONDAY – FRIDAY

 

 

Virtual Exhibit – TBD

 

 

AWARDING
$50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mention

 

ArtWorks Gallery

555 25th Street      West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-833-9165

 

 

SUMMER DREAMS” is a call to members and non-members for an exhibit of original work of any subject, 2D and 3D welcomed in all media including ceramic, drawing, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, oil, pastel, acrylic, photography, printmaking, watercolor, and wood. Please submit work which exemplifies the spirit or overall philosophy of your art and the summer season. No explicit sexual or political work accepted.

 

Submission Deadline: MONDAY, 6/7/21.
Notification to artists on or before Thursday, 6/10/21.
Hand delivery of artwork: Monday, 6/14/21 from 10am – 1pm.
Opening reception: Friday, 6/25/21, 5 – 8 PM. This will coincide with Art Walk of Northwood which is the last Friday of the month. 
Virtual Exhibit: TBD
Art Pickup: Friday 8/31/21, 10 am to 1 pm

 

SUBMISSION FEES: $25 for Members, $35 for non-members

Membership is $50/year

 

If you wish to join APBC or renew your membership if it has lapsed, please go to www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org and click on “Become a Member” BEFORE you enter the exhibit. Or send your membership fee in with your application.

Applications and fee payments are to be sent to: Artists of Palm Beach County, P.O. Box 32066, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420.  We ask that you send in your application and payment in a timely fashion so that it arrives before the deadline!

Please use the APPLICATION ENTRY FORM. Once you have completed your application, email up to 3 jpg images of your work no larger than 3 MB each to artistsofpbc@gmail.com.

Make sure that your email includes your full name and phone number plus the title, medium, size (h x w) and price for each submitted work as you would like it to appear on an exhibition label. In the subject of your email put “SUMMER DREAMS – 2021.”

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.Please price your work accordingly. Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please email artistsofpbc@gmail.com for help and include your phone number.

 

Terms:

1) No late entries accepted.
2) Original ideas only – no copying of works.
3) Please do not submit work that is not ready to hang.
4) No work that has been previously accepted in a APBC exhibit is eligible to be submitted again.  However, works that have not been accepted may be submitted.
5) Entry fees are not refundable.
6) The decision of the jurors is final.
7) Make sure the emailed jpg images match the names listed on the entry form.
8) We recommend that paper media be covered with Plexiglas or non-breakable material.
9) Unframed oils and acrylics must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back, no saw tooth hangers.
12) Due to limited space at Artworks Gallery no work larger than 36” wide x 36” high will be accepted, this measurement includes the frame.
13) All hanging works that are more than 20 pounds will not be eligible.
11) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name, title of work, medium, size, and price.
12) APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.
Note:  Do not show the frame or matting or glazing in the jpeg submitted for jurying. It is recommended that photos of you art work be taken before it is framed.

 

 

 

APPLICATION ENTRY FORM:

SUMMER DREAMS

Member & Non-member Exhibition

June 14 – August 31, 2021

 

Please mail with submission fee to:

Attn: Pam     

Artists of Palm Beach County, P.O. Box 32066, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

 

PLEASE PRINT

 

 

Name: _____________________________                                                                                        

Phone: _____________________

Email: __________________________________________________________

Entry #1 Title ____________________________________

Medium_______________

Size h______w_______ Price________

 

Entry #2 Title____________________________________ Medium_______________

Size h______w_______ Price________

Entry #3 Title_____________________________________ Medium_______________

Size h______w________  Price__________

 

All exhibitors must sign the following Waiver

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge APBC, its directors and members from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “SUMMER DREAMS – 2021” Exhibition.

ARTIST’S SIGNATURE

____________________________________Date_________________

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Artists of Palm Beach County:

 

Please visit:   artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501c organization dedicated to helping member artists achieve their artistic goals and utilize their talents to enrich the lives in our community. Registration #CH52359

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800- 435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

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Treasure Coast Arts And Mindfulness Fest This Weekend Features Two Days Of Crazy Awesome Art, Yoga, Mindfulness Classes, And More For The Entire Family. Free Admission And Parking

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is partnering with the MIDFLORIDA Event Center to host the 1st Annual Treasure Coast Arts and Mindfulness Fest.  This family friendly event takes place on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 with Free Admission and Free Parking.  Sign up now for yoga classes, a drum circle, meditation sessions and more!  Special Kids Activities will get them in touch with nature!  All types of creative products and services will be available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and looks forward to seeing you there!  Namaste~

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

and 

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center

 

 

Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest

 

 

At   MIDFLORIDA   Event   Center

 Saturday, May 22     and     Sunday, May 23 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK    HERE    TO     REGISTER    FOR:

 

GUIDED MEDITATION

YOGA

DRUM CIRCLE

BELLY DANCING

SINGING CRYSTAL BOWLS

 

 

KIDS ACTIVITIES

 

 

ECO – FUN ACTIVITIES

YOUNG YOGIS

FACE PAINTING

ANIMAL SIGN LANGUAGE

LEAF RUBBING

ANIMAL MOVEMENTS & DANCE

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT:

 

TREASURE COAST COMMUNITY SINGERS

WINGS TO FLY DANCE COMPANY

PRESTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE STUDIO

 

 

 

This festival is one of the initiatives the Alliance is putting in place to raise funds for a Grant Program to support regional artists and special projects to enhance the County’s cultural landscape. All proceeds will go directly into this granting fund.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is long overdue! Organized by St. Lucie Cultural Alliance (SLCA) in partnership with MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, “Art and mindfulness warm our hearts and lift our spirits as we journey through life,” says Executive Director Alyona Ushe. “Combining the mind-opening benefits of art with the healing benefits of mindfulness is a perfect marriage”.

 

 

 

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is designed to enhance the cultural community while the fundraiser will empower SLCA to showcase local and regional talent.   This is the Alliance’s major fundraising event for the year to raise funds for the SLCA Grants Program.  Artists from around the region will be featured as the arts and local artists provide value, fun, and entertainment for the whole family.

 

 

 

There will be painters, potters, photographers and sculptors; artists who create works from recycled components as well as fashion designers. Live music, dance productions and spoken word performance pieces will take place on stage. A children’s corner featuring family activities and crafts will provide the opportunity to create hands-on art. Multiple food trucks will tempt visitors with aromatic healthy food choices.

 

 

 

 

Focusing on the mindfulness part of the Fest, alternative health vendors in categories including acupuncture, nutrition, massage and hypnotherapy will be on hand, as will yoga and Pilates studios, Reiki masters and Tai Chi practitioners. Visitors will find all-natural soaps, hand-made crystal jewelry and sound healing instruments. Take the opportunity to have a Tarot card reading or a chakra analysis.

 

 

For more information about the Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest:

 

 

Join the Alliance:

   www.artstlucie.org/memberships.

 

 

 

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What Is Crypto Art And How Does It Work? What Effect Will This Have On Consumers Beyond The Art World?

A mega emerging marketplace has opened for artists to sell digital art online.  How does it work? What are NFTs and what does Blockchain have to do with art, music, and collectibles? How does this change artists relationships with brick and mortar galleries?  This is already producing ripples in cross-over industries. The Rickie Report shares an informative article about Crypto Art, written by Carolyn Edlund of Artsyshark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Edlund Graham

 

 

WHAT     IS     CRYPTO     ART?

 

 

 

Crypto Art is a new market for digital artworks traded securely with blockchain technology. It’s often sold through online platforms using cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. Artworks are paired in the crypto space with “non-fungible tokens” (NFTs) which authenticate each work as scarce and unique.

 

Blockchain technology is a decentralized, trustless system that provides transparent, verifiable documentation for the artist as creator and for collectors as the owners of the art, and shows provenance over time as a permanent record. It is even being used to authenticate and track physical artwork as a way to reduce fraud and increase consumer confidence. But the application of this technology actually has a vast number of uses, including financial services, security and privacy, legal applications and more.

 

 

“Rebirth of the Yesterbeasts” by Marc-O-Matic, sold for 3.75eth ($3,105) on Makers Place

 

 

 

Where does the Crypto Art market exist?  New online marketplaces such as SuperRare, Rarible, Open Sea and others have cropped up that allow digital artists to display and sell through auction or outright sale. NFTs are not always art; they can take the form of music, collectibles, and even digital real estate. This hot market has recently produced astonishing headlines and gained lots of interest from collectors, investors and others.

 

 

Marc-O-Matic is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia who entered the Crypto Art market during the last year and found it to be tremendously profitable. Marc describes his art as a compilation of illustration, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), designed to provide an immersive technology experience.

 

“Augmented Reality allows you to create an intersection between art and digital,” he says. “I fuse traditional skills with AR to present art in different engaging ways by repurposing illustrative work and augmenting it to become an experiential and engaging way to view art.”

 

 

In the immersive environment (which may be a gallery or other space) artwork is viewed through mobile phones or tablets to access the AR housed in an app he developed. The physical work acts as a QR code that triggers the animation. In the video below, Marc-O-Matic explains his work, while using AR to produce animation that mimics his facial gestures.

 

 

 

 

“The Inquisitive Hermit Crab”, by Marc-O-Matic sold for 14eth ($5,151) on SuperRare

 

 

 

His work is sold on several online platforms including SuperRare, a platform on the Ethereum blockchain which has a curatorial selection process (and a high volume of artists applying). Artists submit images and a video of their work for approval. Each sale made on SuperRare involves a 15% commission plus a charge to pay the “gas” fee charged when spending Ethereum. The artist will be paid again if and when a secondary sale is made, with 10% of the price going directly to them automatically through the blockchain—with no middle man involved.

 

 

Marc-O-Matic notes that digital art isn’t the only thing you can sell on the blockchain; you can sell physical art as well. “I’ve recently created physical painted prints,” he says. “Each artwork has a wax seal signature, embedded with NFT chips behind that seal that contain information about the art, its origin and more. When scanned, it leads to a website that shows records of the transactions of the physical art and its history of ownership. You can essentially embed NFT chips in your own artwork to authenticate ownership and value.”

 

 

That is part of the appeal of the blockchain, which eliminates the “smoke and mirrors” that can sometimes happen with brick and mortar gallery sales where artists don’t know who has purchased their work. The technology is transparent on ownership, allowing artists to benefit from royalties on their own work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Original Oculus” by Marc-O-Matic, sold for 4.4 eth ($7,103) on SuperRare 

 

 

 

 

When art as an NFT can be freely shared online, how does that affect the rights of creator and owner? Marc-O-Matic explains, “If you make a sale, the collector cannot redistribute or reproduce the work in any way, including physical copies. The artist cannot either. It’s a 1 of 1 edition. Doing so would defeat the purpose anyway, since the reasoning behind NFTs is artificial scarcity. The artist could, however, share 3D animations through social media and online, so long as they do not sell it again. And, as digital artwork that has been sold gets proliferated online and becomes popular, it actually adds value to the work. The more people who see it, the higher the perceived value.”

 

 

Why do people collect NFTs? “Everyone has their own drive when collecting,” says the artist. “Some like to buy art at a lower price, and flip it later, so that it pays off as an investment. Others are genuine collectors who see the value of digital assets. They understand that as we dive deeper into a digital world with immersive tech, having NFTs in place offers them importance as owners.”

 

Commissions are also a huge part of this space, as awareness of the investment value of digital collectibles increases. Companies are having NFTs made specifically for them that support their brand. The NBA recently dropped a series of collectible packs of player trading cards that has exploded in popularity. This opportunity to monetize is crossing industries and will increase in the foreseeable future.

 

 

 

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NFTs may have other functions included within them, above and beyond just the art. There are multiple uses, such as unlocking another world inside of a piece of art. Marc-O-Matic poses a potential use, saying “An emerging musician can create tracks with interactive visuals. Imagine purchasing a track of music as an NFT that includes an embedded interview with the artist or something else special. That may be originally purchased for $50.00 but could be worth thousands of dollars when they are famous.”

 

If an artist wanted to get involved in the Crypto Art market, how would they begin? He lays out several steps. “First, do your research in order to understand this new world, how it works, and what the value is. I recommend an article titled The NFT Bible published by Open Sea. It offers a breakdown of the history of tokens, the reasoning behind them, and what makes them so unique and special.”

 

 

The next step is to get set up. “You will need a crypto wallet, which is where you store your currencies, and how you conduct transactions,” he says. “It also is a key to unlock your account on certain platforms. So if I was going to sell a work on SuperRare, I need a wallet to unlock my account. Each wallet has a unique address, and I would use that address to distribute art on that platform. Metamask is one of the more popular wallets to use.”

 

 

Artists who want to sell would also need to acquire cryptocurrency in the form of Ethereum. This allows you to pay gas fees to process and validate transactions, and also to receive payment in the currency, to be held in your cryptocurrency wallet.

 

 

In order to find a platform to list your NFTs, you will need to evaluate those options. Some are curated, requiring a submission process and subsequent approval. Others (such as Rarible and Open Sea) do not. Then, upload your art and start trading!

 

 

 

 

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Carolyn Edlund:  410.977.2915

Carolyn@ArtsyShark.com

www.ArtsyShark.com

 

 

 

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Sales From Estate Of Jane Tracy’s Original Artworks Will Benefit Armory Art Center May 14 – June 4

A magnificent, diverse collection of paintings, The Estate of Artist Jane Tracy: Exhibition & Sale, opens May 14 at the Armory Art Center. All works are for sale and proceeds will benefit the Armory.  The vibrant exhibition of original works will be on display through June 4 at the Armory Art Center’s Montgomery Hall.  The galleries are Free and Open to the Public.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this event and shares some memories of Jane’s constant creative energy and her legacy. 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Sales  from  Estate  of  Original  Works  

 

To   benefit  Armory   Art   Center

 

By   the   late   artist   Jane   Tracy

On   View   and   For   Sale

 

 

 

Friday, May 14th

Free  Opening  Reception  and  Preview

 5:30  – 7:30  pm

 RSVP here

 

 

 

Facial coverings and temperature checks required for admission. The Armory Art Center’s galleries are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm ; Saturdays 10 am – Noon; Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Exhibition and sale is available  May 14 – June 4, 2021

 

Jane’s husband Peter Tracy donated many of her paintings to charity. “As a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and children, Jane would be thrilled to know her paintings will benefit charitable organizations that serve those in need,” said Tracy.

 

 

“The knowledge that there will always be another blank surface for me to paint serves as my ultimate inspiration. To paint is to bring joy to my life.
To paint is to touch my soul, I live to paint…with a joyful soul.” – Jane Tracy

 

 

Award winning artist Jane Tracy was a creative force her entire life. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University and went on to teach art in Montpelier, Vermont. In 1968 she married Peter Tracy and continued her life’s journey as an artist. Her experiences were diverse. She worked in advertising and as a studio potter Jane created functional stoneware that was sold throughout the eastern United States. In 1972 she became a potter-in-residence at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Connecticut.

 

 

 

The dynamic and vibrant artist opened Curious Jane’s Restaurant in 1977 with great success through 1981. She even designed the couple’s home in Branford, Connecticut, which was featured in a variety of publications. She launched her career as a painter in 1985; her passion for color, texture and movement apparent in each of the hundreds of abstract paintings she ultimately created. Jane’s art is powerful and vivid, reflective of the joy that fueled her creative process. www.JaneTracyArt.com

 

Jane Tracy’s Artist Statement:

Making art is always a challenge. The sensory involvement and visceral stimulation needed, requires a commitment – a commitment to struggle through the process – enjoying the moments of success and triumphing over the ever-present grind of making compositional selections of color, line, value or shape.

 

Non-paintings compel me to surrender to my intuition and to trust my inner-urge to experiment. The process of continually making choices and decisions– what to add, what to keep, what to eliminate, what to repeat and ultimately, when to stop–is both daunting and exhilarating.

 

The thrill of a uniquely textured surface, the contrasting interplay of warm and cool colors, the surprise of unplanned subtleties are some of the factors in my highly personal, solitary painting experiences that inspire me each time I begin a new painting. The knowledge that there will always be another blank surface for me to paint serves as my ultimate inspiration.

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber & textiles, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

 

For information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

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Call For Artists At Armory Art Center’s West Palm Beach Arts Festival Is Open. Event Takes Place December 4-5 Just In Time For Holiday Shopping

If you are an artist looking for the right mix and vibe to showcase your work just in time for the holidays, the 5th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival is where you want to be!  This spectacular, annual event will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 4 – 5, 2021.  Presented by the Armory Art Center, it promises an exciting array of works by local and out of town artists, live music, artisan demonstrations, food trucks, and family-fun activities for all ages.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this Call To Artists which brought over 6,000 visitors to its previous events!  Deadline to apply is July 2.

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

5th ANNUAL

WEST   PALM   BEACH   ARTS   FESTIVAL

Saturday and Sunday, December 4 – 5, 2021

 

10 am to 5 pm

 

FREE

 

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Deadline to apply: July 2, 2021

 

 

 

Apply by the July 2, 2021 deadline here:

ZAPP – Event Information – West Palm Beach Arts Festival 2021 (zapplication.org)

 

 

 

 

CALL     FOR:  

2-D (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media)

 

or 3-D (ceramics, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, glass, furniture)

 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, July 2, 2021:   Application Deadline

Tuesday, July 2, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021:   Jury Dates

Monday, August 9, 2021:   Notification of acceptance

Learn more about the 5th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival:

Festival – Armory Art Center – West Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

About the West Palm Beach Art Festival:

This annual event brings in roughly 6,000 visitors and 100 artists and is well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population.

The Armory’s state-of-the-art campus hosts space for up to 10’x10’ tents, socially distanced, throughout its space. Tents will be located outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and Rosemary Square—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and activities for kids make the festival a perfect experience for all.

The Armory Art Center follows CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 health and safety precautions.

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber & textiles, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832.1776

The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

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

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