St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Offers Public Art Workshop With Debby Coles-Dobay On August 3. Free To Members And Open To The Public

Preparing an application for a public art project can be a daunting task. The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance offers a Public Art Workshop with Debby Coles-Dobay on Tuesday, August 3. Learn about the basics of Public Art Programs including tips, best practices, and resources. Reservations are required. This seminar is free to St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and is open to non-members for a small fee. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Register soon as space is limited!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T U E S D A Y,    A U G U S T  3,  2 0 2 1  

10 – 11 AM

 

 

 

Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd   Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Phone: 772-337-1959     www.pslbg.org

 

 

This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions and explore best practices to assist you in reviewing and developing a quality response to a Call for Artists (Request for Qualifications or Request for Proposals).

 

This 1-hour session will take place at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, on Tuesday, August 3, 10 – 11 AM, and cover the following:

 

 

  • Basics of Public Art Programs

  • How to prepare a Call-to-artist RFQ

  • What are RFQ and RFP?

  • Tips to become a public artist

  • Public art best practices and resources

 

Intro to Public Art is FREE for Cultural Alliance Members and City of Port St. Lucie residents click here to register: https://bit.ly/3kDbf2c

 

 

 

 and ONLY $25 for all other artists:  https://bit.ly/3xfYwpz

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is on a mission!The organization is determined to empower its artists to achieve their highest potential.And nothing is going to stop them.  On August 3, the Cultural Alliance will present another powerful professional development workshop:Introduction to Public Art. Presented in partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie Public Arts, the workshop will address critical components of successfully responding to a call to artists.

 

 

Pattie Tobin  Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie

 

 

“I would encourage all local artists to take advantage of this workshop,” said Pattie Tobin, Long Range Planning Administrator for Port St. Lucie, and who manages Public Art for the city. “It will help them prepare for any call to artists that local governments, like Port St. Lucie, will send out to solicit public art.The responses to our call to artists in the past have included some great entries and some not-so-great entries.It’s important to have a thorough and responsive application to get your art selected.”

 

 

Debby Coles-Dobay

 

The workshop is sponsored in part by the City of Port St. Lucie to educate and encourage local artists to apply and be selected. “One of the main priorities for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to empower our members with useful tools to be successful,” said Alyona Ushe, Cultural Alliance’s Executive Director.“For Intro To Public Art,” we engaged one of the region’s top public art professional, Debby Coles-Dobay.”

 

 

 

As founder of Art Moves You, Debby Coles-Dobay applies her professional skills to create and cultivate public art projects, exhibits, and programs in the Arts & Culture sector. Debby served 13 years as a public art professional for the City of Boynton Beach. During that time, she realized over 80 public art projects, created and implemented the biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit. Before public art, Debby’s career included marketing and advertising for international corporations, as well as her own company. To learn more about Debby and her company visit Art Moves You.

 

For more information about anything mentioned in this article, new initiatives you would like to propose, or to make a comment:

 

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

 (772) 462-2783

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Broward Quilt Expo Announces Open Call For Vendors And Workshop Registration For October 22, 23, 24, 2021. Mini Quilt Auction, Vendors, Quilts Sales, Demos And More

The Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature hundreds of quilts on exhibit, a Miniature Quilt AuctionWorkshops, Quilt Sales, VendorsAwards Gala and Demos.  The event is October 22, 23, 24 2021 at the Charles Dodge Center in Pembroke Pines.  Did you know that quilting is a $3.7 billion industry?  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the seven Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!  Don’t miss this Quilt Show and Marketplace!  Sign up for the workshops NOW!

 

 

 

 

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admission ticket is required for all workshops

 

 

 

Friday October 22, 2021

Maribeth Schmit- Entering your quilts in shows – What a judge sees. Evening lecture

Saturday October 23, 2021

Ellen Lindner – Grow with the Flow – all day workshop
Linda Hungerford – Domestic Machine Quilting – all day workshop
Maribeth Schmit – Fantastic Finishes – all day workshop
Joe Cunningham – Creative Design – all day workshop

Sunday October 24, 2021

Nicole Kaplan – Tiny Piecing – 1/2 day workshop
Joe Cunningham – Rock the Block – all day workshop
Kate Yates – Sew a Tote Bag – 1/2 day workshop

 

 

 

Refund policy – if any workshop is cancelled by us, we will refund your class fee in full. If you cancel by July 31st – you will received a refund of the class fee less the credit card charge. No refunds after July 31, 2021

 

 

 

We   Can’t   Wait   To   See  Your   Talented   Entries!

 

In 2019, we displayed over 150 entries and are looking forward to receiving a much larger number this year!  Broward Quilt Expo welcomes entries from all makers, whether you are a BQE participating guild member or not!

DEADLINE:   September 6, 2021  at midnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLIQUÉ – SINGLE MAKER (APS)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made entirely by one person, any size.

APPLIQUÉ – TWO PERSON (APT)

Any quilt with a design that is predominantly appliqué and made by two people, any size.

ART QUILT (ART)

Must be entrant’s own creative design reflecting innovative construction, techniques, and/or materials. May be digital, embroidery, painted, beaded, folded or other interesting effects. Any embellishments must be securely attached. Quilt must be three layers any size.

GROUP (GRP)

Any quilt, any size made in any technique or style by three or more people.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (IPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

INTERMEDIATE PIECED – TWO PERSON (IPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides between 140 and 280 inches, made by two people.

LARGE PIECED – SINGLE MAKER (LPS)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made entirely by one person.

LARGE PIECED – TWO PERSON (LPT)

Any pieced quilt with a total of all sides greater than 280 inches, made by two people.

MINIATURE (MIN)

Any quilt with a design embodying a small version of a full size quilt. A true miniature is a quilt in which the blocks are 25% (or less) of the size of the large version. Total of all sides must measure no more than 96 inches. All elements of the mini must be in scale including fabric patterning size, quilting stitch size as well as binding width.

MODERN DESIGN – SINGLE MAKER (MOS)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches, made entirely by one person.

MODERN DESIGN – TWO PERSON (MOT)

Quilt should be functional and embody the principles of modern design; such as use of solids and bold or on-trend colors, graphic prints, simplicity and minimalism, asymmetry and alternative block structure, or improvised piecing. Design should rely less on repetition and interaction of quilt block motifs. Modern quilting emphasizes the interaction between the quilting and the piecing or design. Made by two people and total of all sides must be greater than 140 inches.

SMALL QUILT (SML)

Any quilt (not a miniature or art quilt) made using any technique, with a total of all sides measuring under 140 inches. Please note there are separate categories for art quilts and “true” miniatures.

CHALLENGE (CLG)

Must be made according to the Challenge Quilt Guidelines. At least one element – earth, wind, fire, water – must be used. Total of all sides less than 144 inches. One entry per person. Open to participating guild members only.

YOUTH (YOU)

Two age groups (1) up to age 9, (2) ages 10 thru 16. Quilt should be made predominately by the youth. Quilt may be any size, any technique.

EXHIBIT ONLY – NON JUDGED (EXO)

Any quilt, any size, entered by the maker for the purposes of exhibit only. Will not be judged – no feedback provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 M i n i a t u r e    Quilt    A u c t i o n

 

 

Our miniature quilt auction is a fun event to raise funds for Broward Quilt Expo and the seven guilds who organize it. It’s your chance to purchase a gorgeous piece of handmade art for your wall. 

 

 

 

 

T  h  e         G  u  i  l  d  s:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. We are an organizational body governed by volunteers from the member guilds, currently East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Inc., Southern Stars Quilt Guild, Coral Springs Quilters, Inc., West Broward Quilters Guild, Inc., South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, OceanWaves Quilt Guild and Quilting in the Pines Guild, Inc. All of our funding comes from public support, including membership fees, gifts and grants, and receipts from events we organize.

 

 

For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

pr@browardquiltexpo.com

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Delray Art League Is Back With A New Location, New Mediums Of Artwork Being Accepted, Exciting New Plans With “Summer In The City” And “Art Scape In The City”! New Members Welcome!

The Delray Art League (DAL) is BACK with a NEW LOCATION, NEW MEDIUMS of artwork being accepted, TWO NEW season events for 2021-2022!  NEW MEMBERS are welcome (enjoy some special perks) and NON-MEMBERS can participate in “Summer In The City” and “Art Scape In The City” at the Big Apple Bazaar on Atlantic Avenue.  The excitement begins Saturday July 17 and Sunday, July 18.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to sign up now!  Admission is free for art lovers, spectators, browsers, their family and guests!  DAL brings us the coolest Art Show in the area this summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Apple Shopping Bazaar

5283 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL.

 

 

The Coolest Art Show in Delray Beach

Is Indoors  this Summer!

Celebrate our exciting new 2021-2022 season~

 

N  E  W        C  A  T  E  G  O  R  I  E  S:

 

 

TWO DIMENSIONAL ART:

watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, photography, digital print

MULTI-MEDIA:

video, MPEG3, MPEG4 etc.

SCULPTURE:

stone, wood, metal, clay

JEWELRY

 

‘Summer In The City’ Show Application Information

 

 

 

For more information or questions send an email to:
DAL.Shows@att.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delray Art League is a group of fine artists, sculptors and photographers whose mission is to promote the development of visual arts by awarding scholarships and art supplies to local arts students and provide member artist indoor and outdoor venues to showcase their art.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Delray Art League continues its 55 years + mission of encouraging and sharing the visual arts as well as fundraising for Arts Education.  Over the past decade the Delray Art League has contributed over $120,000 to Fund Art Education Programs in Palm Beach County. This season we hope to significantly increase that support with your help and participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premium Members – Indoor & Outdoor Events:

 

 

 

  • We will be using ZAPP online for all juried indoor and outdoor events such as ‘Summer In The City’ and ‘Art Scape In The City’ for the 2021-2022 season.
  • The indoor and outdoor event jury process will be completed through ZAPP utilizing your online profile.
  • Create your ZAPP user profile online here and upload images of your work and also an image of your outdoor booth setup.
  • The jury team will review all applications for all indoor and outdoor shows using ZAPP unless otherwise specified.
  • ‘Summer In The City’ – Indoor space size is approximately 10×12, retail slat wall is useable and requires approved slat wall hooks.
  • Slat wall hooks are available from the Show Team and are required to use the slat wall to prevent damage.
  • Indoor booths include electricity, display cases, WI-FI access, and overnight security.
  • ‘Art Scape In The City’ – Outdoor space size is 10×10, white tents will only be allowed, no pavement stakes, 4 corner weights that must be >25 lbs.
  • Tents should also have side walls and covered overnight on Friday.
  • Friday overnight security will be provided outdoors.
  • Non-Members must submit a certificate of insurance for liability using the form
  • Active members in good standing are not required to submit a certificate of insurance as indoor and outdoor liability insurance is included in membership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Delray Art League:

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April in the Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Building: 50 NW 1st Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 – from 6:45 –  8:00 pm. 

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

 

 

 

For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

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Martin Artisans Guild Celebrates Permanent Home Of The Palm Room Gallery & Artisans Boutique . Grand Opening Reception And Kick Off Raffle Of Special Luxury Baskets On Friday, July 2. Raffle Continues Through August 27

The Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) is thrilled to announce their new permanent location in Harbour Bay Plaza! The Public is invited to the Grand Opening of The Palm Room Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique on Friday, July 2 offering light refreshments, a cash bar, and music.  Support MAG by buying Chances for Luxury Baskets which will be on display at the Gallery. Chances for these prizes will be available until August 27. The random drawing will be 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks of artwork and Luxury Baskets!  Admission and parking are FREE. The Martin Artisans Guild are sponsors of the Open Studio Tour. Mark your calendars for March 5 – 6, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique

  Grand     Opening     Reception

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 2

5:30  –  7:30 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm

This exhibit will continue to August 28, 2021

3746 SE Ocean Blvd.       Stuart, FL

 

Gallery is located at 3746 SE Ocean Blvd, Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza, (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)

 

 

 

Painting by Diana Rell Dean

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Sculpture by Carolyn Walsh

 

 

 

ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Angela Krogen

Barbara Bucci

Carolyn Walsh

Charlie Coté

Craig Dietrich

Curt Whiticar Collection

Diana Rell Dean

Dinija Berkien

Dot Galfond

Ed Douglas

Eduardo Gomez

James J. DeMartis Collection

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jeanine Baum

Lynn Morgan

Sue Klahne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other 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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Artists Of Palm Beach County Presents “Summer Dreams” Exhibit And Features Artist, Lupe Lawrence. Opening Reception Is Friday, June 25

ArtWorks Gallery, located in the wonderful, historic bohemian art district of Northwood in West Palm Beach, hosts  “Summer Dreams”, the next exhibit by the Artists of Palm Beach County.  The Awards Juror is Sue Archer. The Featured Artist is award winning Lupe Lawrence.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, June 25.  The exhibition is open now and will run through August 31, 2021.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Opening Reception and awards ceremony for “Summer Dreams” at the ArtWorks Gallery is planned for Friday, June 25th, 5 – 8 PM in conjunction with the Northwood Village Art Walk. The gallery will be treated to a live jazz band, and visitors can also stroll through the area to enjoy local arts and craft vendors, experience live street-side music, or dine at some of the best restaurants. Don’t miss this lively night out!

 

 

“After The Beach” by Lupe Lawrence

 

 

A call for artists went out to members and non-members alike for this juried show of original artwork in all media, 2D or 3D, and 24 artists were accepted. Lupe Lawrence, a painter who is best known for her landscapes and cityscapes, was chosen as the Featured Artist, and her oil painting “Island Cove” is below.

 

 

“Island Cove” by Lupe Lawrence

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County is also thrilled to have Sue Archer as the Judge for awards. Ms. Archer is a nationally known award-winning watercolorist and workshop instructor whose watercolors have been exhibited in national, state, and regional competitions.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other events of the Artists of Palm Beach County:

 

 

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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Middle River Press Opens Call For “COVID Stories” Now Through July 4, 2021. Include An Illustration Or Photo Of Your Artwork That Accompanies Your Story. No Fee

Middle River Press, a local custom publisher in Oakland Park, FL is putting together a chapter book of stories—YOUR stories.  Judy and Bruce Borich announce a unique opportunity for authors and artists to share their COVID stories.   This is a chapter of everyone’s personal history.  Everyone who sends a story of 2500 words or less will get a free copy of the book. You may include a photo of an illustration or art piece to accompany your story. All ages are invited to participate.  There is no fee to submit your entry. Once published, the book will be available on Amazon.  All profits will benefit the Broward County Humane Society.  The deadline for entries is July 4, 2021.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 www.middleriverpress.com 

 

 

 

 

Get    Published    for    FREE   and   get   a    FREE    book!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  A  L  L              F O R              E  N  T  R  I  E  S:

 

 

 

 

D E A D L I N E:      JULY 4, 2021

 

 

 

Judy and Bruce Borich tell The Rickie Report,  “There isn’t anyone who wasn’t touched in some way by this virus; some lost loved ones, their jobs and even their homes. Virtual schools and virtual events replaced normal activities almost overnight. Every part of our lives was turned upside down. This is an important chapter of your personal and family history. How did we get through it?  Many are still getting through it.  Everyone who sends us a story of 2500 words or less will get a free copy of the book. If you have a photo that you would like to put with your story, please include that. All ages are invited to participate”.

 

 

Bruce says, “We intend to publish all pieces submitted, but don’t guarantee it. HOWEVER, everyone who submits a story will get a FREE copy of the book.  We will post the book on our website www.middleriverpress.com and all social media.  Additional copies of the book will be available on Amazon.  All profits after printing costs will go to the Broward Humane Society.

 

 

Email your story to info@middleriverpress.com or call Middle River Press at 954-630-8192

 

 

 

For more information about Middle River Press:   www.middleriverpress.com

 

 

 

 

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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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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

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable Educational Organization.  #CH56474 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATON 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.

 

 

 

 

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

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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

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986