ENDANGERED Art4Apes Announces Winners Of Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 With A Free Virtual Exhibit. Partial Proceeds From Sales Benefit Center For Great Apes

Art4Apes is delighted to announce the opening of ENDANGERED Online! 2023,  showcasing  25% top scoring entries to ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023This Free VIRTUAL Exhibition runs until December 23, 2023.  Partial proceeds from sales benefit Center for Great Apes.  Kudos to all entries and congratulations to the winners!  The Rickie Report shares the details and images of  the first prize winners in this article, to see all the prize winners click here.

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Online! 2023

 

 

 

Online exhibit features prize winners and top 25% scored entries

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 

Exhibition runs until December 23rd  

 

1st Prize – Fine Art

Sheryl Unwin for “Focus”

Ampersand Scratchboard and colorized with watercolors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to thank everyone for entering the contest. By entering you have brought awareness to the plight of endangered species around the world. Your entry donations have gone directly to the Center for Great Apes and are helping to support the 70 apes living out their lives in safe, healthy and happy retirement.

 

 

 

 

1st Prize – Fine Art Photography

 

Lauren Chambers for “Portrait of a Spider Monkey”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our prize winners!

 

We are showing the first prize winners in this article…

 

 

 

Congratulations to all those who were juried into the exhibition. Please tell your friends to check out your work in the exhibition!

 

 

 

Please contact Lindsey@art4apes.com if you are interested in buying one of these wonderful exhibits.

 

 

 

 

We were particularly thrilled by the high standard of entries submitted by the Young Artists. Rickie Leiter, who judged the Young Artist contest summed it up beautifully:  “Entries included an array of pencil, drawings, markers, oil, watercolor, mixed media, clay, and 3D images. The entrants shared compelling statistics, poetry, comments from the animal’s point of view, encrypted messages, spiritual sentiments, interpretive thoughts, and information that gave me a larger understanding of what “Endangered” means to others. Knowing that these artists are our future, I must say that I am uplifted at their caring, tenacity, and commitment to not only protect the earth as we know it, but to preserve humankind.”

 

 

1st Prize –

Young Artist Category  (11-18 Years)

Jiayl Lu (aged 16 years) for “Burned Parrot”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL entries (over 300 this year!) will be shown on our website and our social media platforms. We only post a few each day (otherwise people “unfriend” us – which defeats the object) and we continue posting into the new year. So please keep looking at the website and following us on social media Facebook  and Instagram) and let your contacts know when your work is shown.

 

We will continue to make our Virtual Artist in Residence Awards from the 2023 entries into the new year. After our online exhibition ends, we will be putting up VAiR galleries for January to March.

 

 

1st Prize –

Young Artist Category (Under 11 Years)

Ben Glosser (aged 9 years) for “Looking”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our judging panel for the generous donation of their skill and valuable time:

 

Dr Tammi Hanawalt, Curator of Art, National Museum of Wildlife

 

Mark Edward Harris, Award-winning travel, documentary and wildlife photographer

 

Lori Perkins, Wildlife conservation and management expert and consultant

 

Rickie Leiter, Artist, consultant and founder of The Rickie Report juror of the Young Artist Contest.

 

Art4Apes would also like to thank Paul Fisher and Mary Strope of Juried Art Services for the generous donation of their services and advice. We could not run this contest without their support.

Thanks also to our sponsors Downtown Wealth Studios and Shechter Associatesfor their generosity and support.

We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and festive season.

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Extension Of Deadline For Art4Apes ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest Through October 8, 2023

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest has EXTENDED ITS DEADLINE TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023.  What does “endangered” mean to you? Cash prizes total over $6,500. Includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of October’s Artist In Resident, Fawn Medesha’s artwork and Virtual Fine Art Photographer In Residence, Robin Zygelman. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

STOP   THE   PRESS: Additional Prize

 

The highest-scoring orangutan photographic image in the contest will win a signed copy of Mark Edward Harris’s superb coffee-table book “The People of the Forest.”

Thank you, Mark, for your generosity!

Here is the link if you would like to buy a copy on Amazon.

!!! Send us your orangutan photographic images !!!

 

 

 

 

Most media accepted (we cannot accept video or film entries, sadly)

•  $6,500 in cash prizes

  • The highest-scoring orangutan photographic image will win a signed copy of Mark Edward Harris’s superb coffee-table book “The People of the Forest.

  • All entries posted to our website and social media

  • ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition for the best entries Nov 20 – Dec 23, 2023

  • Virtual Artist in Residence Awards

 

Young artists enter FREE!

Birthdays on or after October 1, 2004.

Enter as many times as you like and ask your friends and family to vote for your artwork in the People’s Choice Award.

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

Look at October’s Virtual Artists in Residence!! 

Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art

Fawn Medesha

Fawn Medesha ©2023 Fawn Medesha. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Fawn tells The Rickie Report, “I have so much gratitude for my artist mother, who encouraged and taught me how to paint at a young age. We shared our love of wildlife while surrounded by the Alaskan wilderness”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art Photography

 

 

Robin Zygelman

 

 

 

 

 

Robin tells The Rickie Report, “As a visual storyteller, I have spent years capturing the many inspiring and amazing people and animals around the world”.

 

 

 

 

See more of Robin’s work

 

 

 

For full details of the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 visit our website or Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

We can’t wait to see your entries!

Sunday, 8 October, 2023, midnight PDT

 

 

 

 

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest’s Deadline Is Sunday, October 1, 2023. Meet The Virtual Artists In Residence In This Article. View The Exhibition Online November 20- December 23, 2023

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 is still accepting entries for its international exhibition. The DEADLINE to apply is Sunday, October 1, 2023. Cash prizes total over $6,500 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category. Due to the generosity of Shechter & Associates, Young Artists ENTER FREE. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the Virtual Artist in Residence Program.  Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Everything is SOOOO Big” © 2022 Nancy Haseman.  All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

         “Testing the Waters” Pastels. © 2022 Deborah LaFogg-Docherty. All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

  The program offers an online gallery exhibition for a month and social media promote of your work.

 

 

 

“Too Cool”  Watercolors © 2022 Nancy Murphree Davis. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “What’s for Lunch?” © 2022 Photograph Anne Dignam. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

We are proud to show you a selection of the artists who have won this award over the past few months.

 

 

 

 

“Open Wide” © 2022 Photograph Jacha Potgieter. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

APPLY NOW!

 

 

 

 

 

“Grassy Waters” Oil Painting © 2023 Patricia Maguire. All Rights Reserved

Closing date is October 1, 2023.

 

 

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

Center for Great Apes

 

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 Calls For Young Artists To Enter At No Charge. Important Update On Adult Contest. All Entries Are Due October 1, 2023

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, on-line contest that focuses on the artists’ interpretation of what “endangered” means. Cash prizes total over $6,500 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 1, 2023. Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Young Artists entries past and present. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023

Has two entry categories:

 

Adults and Young Artists.

This month we focus on the YOUNG ARTISTS CONTEST 2023 which is now OPEN!

 

 

 

Calling Young Artists!

(plus an update on the Adult contest)

 

 

If you know a young artist, please tell them about the contest, we would love to see their artwork.  All entries are FREE thanks to our generous sponsor,  Shechter & Associates, Certified Public Accountants 

 

 

Details about the Young Artist Contest:

 

 

We  invite  Young  Artists  to  consider:

 

 

What does ENDANGERED mean to you? 

Answer through your Art/Photography and help rescue orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

Open to Young Artists with Birthdays on or after October 1, 2004

Submit a photo of your work through our online form to enter the contest. 

 

 

Closing date for submissions: October 1st, 2023.

 

Contest Benefits:

 

 

 

 

 

Prizes:

 

 

Young Artists aged 11-18 years (on October 1, 2023)

 

First Prize $250, Second Prize $150, Third Prize $100

 

Young Artists aged under 11 years (on October 1, 2023)

 

First Prize $125, Second Prize $75,Third Prize $50

 

Other Awards:

 

People’s Choice Award $100

 

 

Enter now and get your friends and family to vote for your artwork!

 

 

Top 15-25% entries featured in ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition.

Entries are published on our website & social media in order of submission.

Every participant receives a certificate!

 

PARENTS/EDUCATORS:

 

 

 We accept individual or class/group entries. 

We can also help with making the entries. 

Great way to interest students in issues related to wildlife and the environment. 

It has proven to be a great vacation art project. 

Students are encouraged to do their own research and to use their imaginations to communicate what they find meaningful through art/photography. 

Students have great fun encouraging family and friends to vote for their artwork and they all appreciate the personal certificates we send them.  

 

 

Go to our blog to see images entered by Young Artists in 2022.  

 

 

Questions?  Contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com for assistance.  

 

 

Here’s our first Young Artist entry for 2023!

 

 

“The Cape Parrot”  Photograph by Young Artist Rayyaan Alarakhia.  ©2023 All Rights Reserved 

 

 

 

 

Art4Apes Judge of the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Young Artist Contest 2023

 

 

Rickie    Leiter

Artist, Philanthropist, and Mentor

Founder & Publisher of The Rickie Report

 

 

It is a particular pleasure to announce that Rickie will judge the Young Artist Contest.  Rickie, a visual artist herself, is the founder, editor and publisher of The Rickie Report, Florida’s leading visual arts resource experiencing over 1.5 million views in the USA and internationally.  She has 40+ years of experience in reviewing, judging and advising on all mediums of the visual arts creations. She is a valued mentor to artists and gallery owners and has consulted with art patrons, art associations, art show producers, and museums.  She is committed to encouraging young artists to develop their work and communicate their thoughts through art.

Art4Apes is featured regularly in The Rickie Report, we encourage you to sign up (www.therickiereport.com) and keep up with developments in the Florida visual arts scene.  The Rickie Report is free to read.

 

 

The Young Artist contest attracts about 250 entries per year, all of them heartfelt and carefully executed.  It is no easy task to choose between them.  We would like to thank Rickie for taking on this challenging responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

Update on ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023  Adult Contest 

 

 

 

The Contest is now Open.  Enter Now!

Closing date is October 1, 2023.

 

 

This global, juried, online art contest focuses attention on the plight of endangered/threatened species/habitats. 

The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

 

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

or

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

 

 

Categories for Entry:

 

 

  • Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) 

  • Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

We offer a total of $6500 in cash prizes.

 

 

 

We  promote your work on our website and social media (with appropriate copyright statements).  

We do this in STRICT ORDER OF SUBMISSION –

So early entries are seen faster!

 

 

An expert panel of  judges will review the work and the top scoring 15-25% will be featured in our ENDANGERED Online! exhibition opening 20th November for one month.

 

 

 

For more information and to view the full Terms and Conditions  visit:  Art4Apes.com.  

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Here  is  our  first  entry!

 

 

 

“Panthera Tigris”  Pencil and oil on linen.  Brian Hall ©2023 © All Rights Reserved 

 

This amazing piece is part of a series of five 50″x72″ paintings  portraying the five big cats—the lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard and snow leopard—and the ecosystem that is unique to their habitat. Up to twenty-six animals or twenty-three species can be spotted in one painting. 

 

 

 

Virtual Artists in Residence for April

 

 

Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message.  This is done through additional promotion through our website, social media and The Rickie Report.  Plus we offer a one month online exhibition featuring up to 9 pieces of work.   

 

 

The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist and photographer who have submitted 4 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest and have been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.

We are proud to introduce you to the work of two amazing artists featured in our VAiR Online Gallery 

 

 

Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art:

  JOLAINE GOLDMAN

 

Florida-based Jody paints what makes her happy and this shows in the final results.  Jody thinks this is an important message:  Paint what makes you happy!  

 

 

 

 

“Chimp”  Oil on canvas.  Jolaine Goldman ©2023 All Rights Reserved

 

www.ArtistJodyGoldman.com

 

 

 

 

Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art Photography:

STEVE PRESSMAN

 

 

 

Nature photography became a passion for Florida-based pharmacist Steve,  and concomitant with that passion came respect and conservation for wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

“Who’s there? Grand Tetons Wyoming”   Photograph by Steve Pressman © 2023 All Rights Reserved 

 

https://yougottalovenature.com

 

 

 

 

See more wonderful work by Jody and Steve,  Visit : VAiR Online Exhibition 

 

 

 

 

STOP    THE   PRESS! 

Sue Buck Ape Portrait

Online exhibition extended!

 

 

 

 

The Sue Buck Online Gallery is being extended by popular demand until the end of April.  Don’t miss this amazing one-woman exhibition of portraits of some of the Center for Great Apes fascinating residents.   

 

 

 

 

“Cahaya”  Charcoal and pastel by Sue Buck © 2023 All Rights Reserved 

 

 

 

 

Do Good and Look Good!

 

 

 

Don’t miss out on this special T-shirt featuring baby Sue Buck’s portraits of Cahaya and her orangutan family: Sunshine, Archie and Keagan.  Proceeds go to the Center for Great Apes.

Wishing you all a wonderful April (with some spring sunshine.  May it inspire you!   I can’t wait see your work in the contest and thank you all for helping the wonderful primates at the Center for Great Apes.

Best wishes 

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Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

Center for Great Apes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11th Annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest Opens March 1, 2023. Call For Art Includes Youth And Professional Categories

The International ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2023 is now open for entries. ENDANGERED encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. In addition, The Center for Great Apes celebrates its 30 year as a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees rescued from the entertainment industry, the exotic pet trade and research.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks from 2022’s Best In Show, an interview with artist Sue Buck and details of how to apply for the 2023 Exhibit! Please note: Young artists apply FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

Art4Apes is pleased to announce

the opening of the 11th annual

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 

and

Young Artist Contest

 

 

 

 

1st Prize Winner Fine Art  2022:

“Living on the Edge”.  Soft pastel. By Deborah LaFogg Docherty.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Closing date October 1st midnight PST

 

 

APPLY NOW!

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, online contest to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

 

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

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

 

We accept Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) and Photography

 

We are also celebrating

The 30th Anniversary of

The Center for Great Apes

 

 

 

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Center for Great Apes. CGA is a Florida- based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees rescued from the entertainment industry, the exotic pet trade and research. These apes have an almost human lifespan and, having lived around humans for most of their lives, they cannot be returned to the wild so they need lifetime specialized care. Great ape advocate and inspired artist Sue Buck has a special bond with these wonderful apes and has undertaken a massive project to draw portraits of many of the more than 80 apes the Center has rescued and cared for over 30 years. In recognition of the Center’s amazing work and Sue Buck’s deep commitment Art4Apes is proud to present a special online exhibition on Art4Apes.com. This exhibition features 20 charcoal and pastel portraits of the 65 great apes Sue has completed. It is Sue’s goal to produce portraits of all 86 of the orangutans and chimpanzees the sanctuary has rescued over the past 30 years. These lovely portraits reflect something of what they have had to endure before finding their happy ending at the Center.

 

 

To view the exhibition

To read the stories of the apes in Sue’s portraits

Prints of the artworks are available for sale online with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the sanctuary. To purchase prints, visit the online shop

 

To donate to help in their lifetime care

 

Sue’s    Creative    Process:

 

This series of photos of a portrait of chimpanzee Mickey shows Sue’s creative process. Starting with a blank canvas and some photos she brings Mickey to life.

 

 

Photographs of portrait of Mickey in progress by Sue Buck ©2023 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Mickey is a 36-year-old male chimpanzee who spent the first 20 years of his life imprisoned in a tiny cage in a dark garage with little opportunity for play or exercise. He arrived at the Center overweight and unfit and terrified of meeting other chimpanzees. Now he loves to run and play with the other six chimpanzees in his group. As he strolls through the overhead tunnel system exploring the sanctuary grounds, Mickey loves to see what’s going on around the Center.

 

 

 

Photograph of portrait of Mickey in progress by Sue Buck ©2023 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Sue says “My drawings are created with black charcoal and soft pastels. For this work I refer not only to photos but also to descriptions of each individual’s personality and past. Of course these drawings are basically portraits. My goal is always for the drawing to look like the individual’s physical appearance but also to reference their personalities and pasts via marks and colors. Generally each drawing takes about eight hours. The drawings begin very gesturally and eventually go into more and more detail.

 

 

 

I have had the honor and opportunity to visit the Center in May 2017 and May 2018. It was wonderful to meet individuals I have drawn. When drawing them, I try to get to know them via the photos and descriptions often coming from caregivers. Meeting them in person was wonderful for sure.”

 

 

 

 

Photograph of portrait of Mickey in progress by Sue Buck ©2023 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Patti Ragan, founder and president of the Center commented “Sue Buck is a wonderful artist who has expressed her love for our orangutans and chimpanzees and shared her talents to capture their personalities in her delightful portraits. We are incredibly grateful for her donations of this amazing body of art.”

 

Prints of the artworks are available for sale online with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the sanctuary. To purchase prints, visit the online shop

To donate to help in their lifetime care To view the exhibition

 

 

 

And don’t forget to enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023

 

 

Adult contest ENTER NOW!

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

Young Artist contest ENTER HEREFREE!

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes
https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2022 Announces Winners And Opens Virtual Fine Art Exhibition Gallery Now Through December 17, 2022

The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest presents the Prize Winners of the 10th Annual Online Contest. The Virtual Gallery is open Now through December 17, 2022. Artist’s entry fees and a portion of sales benefit the Center for Great Apes  to support the lifetime care of orangutans and chimpanzees in need. The Jury panel included: Bruce Helander, Ron Magill, Professor Frans de Waal and Philip WollenPaul Fisher, President of Juried Art Services continues to serve as the inspiration for sponsoring this contest.  The Rickie Report shares the Prize Winners plus the link to see the exhibit and make purchases. 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art

&

Photography Contest 2022

 

 

Announcing the Prize Winners

 

 

Coordinator, Dr. Lindsey Matheson tells The Rickie Report, ” Thanks to everyone who entered the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2022.  You helped raise a total of almost $10,000 which goes directly to support the long-term care of rescued orangutans and chimpanzees at The Center for Great Apes.  We continue to show all the contest entries on our social media and on our website –IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN YOURS YET, IT WILL BE POSTED SOON.  Your skill and creativity have been much appreciated.  Thank you all so much.”  

 

The top scoring 25% of entries are shown in our ENDANGERED Online!Exhibition which runs now to December 17th.   

 

 

Look at the ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition

 

 

 

It’s a great source of unique holiday gifts and 30% of the sales price goes to the Center for Great Apes!  Contact Lindsey@art4Apes.com if you’d like to buy any of the pieces.

 

 

 

P R I Z E      W I N N E R S:

 

 

Fine     Art     Category

 

 

1st Prize:

 

  Deborah LaFogg Docherty  “Living on the Edge”  Soft pastel.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

2nd Prize:

 

 

 

Garry Kravit.  “Stryker”  Oil painting.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

3rd Prize:

 

 

Jolaine Goldman.  “Chimp”  Oil painting.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Fine Art Photography  Category

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

 

Michael Caroff  “Orangutan 22″  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

2nd Prize:

 

 

 

Prelena Soma Owen.  “Helping Hands”  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

3rd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

Amy Perlman.  “The Gaze”  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Young     Artists     Category

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

 

 

Raegan Bowser  “The Blossom and the Bee”  Mixed media.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

2nd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Amir  “Vanishing Species”  Mixed media.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

3rd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

 

Jiahe Wang.  “Wolf”  Drawing.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Best Ape/Monkey: 

 

 

 

 

 

Raegan Bowser.  “In Her Eyes – Calaya”  Colored pencil.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

Best Tiger: 

 

 

 

 

Alison Solik  “Focus”  Chalk pastel.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

People’s Choice (voted on Woobox): 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry Cai  “Le-Muse”  Acrylics.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Young     Artists     Category – Under 11 years old

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

 

 

Zhuoran Xu.  “Welcome to the Magical Ideal Island”  Marker pen.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

2nd Prize And Award for Best Tiger

 

 

 

 

 Yilin Jiang.  “Disappeared Tiger”  Watercolor/marker pen  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

3rd Prize:  

 

 

 

Shiqi Jiao.  “Special Jellyfish”  Watercolor.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Best Ape/Monkey:  

 

 

 

 

Yinan Xing.  “Homeland”  Colored pencil.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 People’s Choice (voted on Woobox): 

 

 

 

 

Hadley Moore.  “Hummingbird in Yard”  Mixed media.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

Contact Lindsey@art4Apes.com for purchase information. 

 

 

 

 

This exhibit takes place thanks to our expert and wonderful jury panel who so generously donated their time:  Bruce Helander, Ron Magill, Professor Frans de Waal and Philip Wollen. Thanks also to Paul Fisher and Mary Strope of Juried Art Services for hosting the contest and for their help and advice throughout.  Thanks to Shechter and Associates CPAs for their sponsorship of the Young Artists Contest and exhibition and for their support and encouragement.  We are grateful to Merrill Lynch for sponsoring the Fine Art exhibition gallery. We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Nature First who are sponsoring the Fine Art Photography Gallery.

Please contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com with questions or for details on how to purchase the art. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Announcing Deadline Extension For Entries To Art4Apes Until Sunday, October 9. Young Adult And Adult Categories Still Open

Art4Apes ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest would like to give you all a little extra time to enter and allow some of our friends in Florida to recover from the battering by Hurricane Ian. All entries must be in and paid for by the new closing date of Sunday October 9th midnight PST. All entry donations benefit the Center for Great Apes, and they could really do with the help right now to recover from the impact of the storm.  The Rickie Report shares the details and two new images.  

 

 

 

 

 

“A Mother’s Duty”  Photograph by Gavin Minard.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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

 

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

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

  • Cash Prizes totaling $7,450; ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition Benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

Contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com with questions

“If you need assistance making the online entries, I am here to help. Hoping all of you are safe and well”.  Lindsey~

 

 

 

 

 

“Leopards and Tigers, Leopard Whip Ray and Tiger Shark”  Oil on canvas by Sarah Smith.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Adult contest ENTER NOW!

 

 

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

 

 

Young Artists enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

FREE

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of

Shechter & Associates 

 

 

 

Young Artist Contest  ENTER  HERE  FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

1. Creativity

2. Success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED”

3. Artistic skill/Photographic quality/Technique

 

 

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

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

 

 

MEET     THE     JURORS:

 

 

 

BRUCE HELANDER

 

 

 

 

Art4Apes welcomes back Bruce Helander to the jury panel. Bruce is an art critic, arts writer, curator, and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former White House fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. He is one of two 2014 inductees to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida’s most prestigious arts and culture honor (the other is musician Tom Petty).

Website: Bruce Helander

 

 

RON MAGILL

 

 

 

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

Website: Ron Magill

 

 

FRANS B. M. DE WAAL

 

 

 

 

 

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

Facebook: Frans de Waal

 

 

 

PHILIP WOLLEN

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Facebook: Philip Wollen

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Juried Art Services~

 

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

 

 

Adult contest ENTER NOW!

 

 

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

 

 

Young Artist contest  ENTER HERE  FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

FREE

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Shechter & Associates

 

 

 

 

 

All entries are sponsored so it is FREE to enter!

 

 

Deadline:

Sunday, 2nd October 2022 midnight PDT

 

 

Questions?   Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Meet our generous sponsor Jennifer Shechter, CPA

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Young Artist contest ENTER HERE FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

Questions?    Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

Featured  Young  Artist  Reagan  Bowser

 

 

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

Third Prize Young Artist Category 2020

 

 

 

 

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

Entry Young Artist Category 2022

 

 

 

 

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Don’t forget the Adult Contest ENTER NOW!

 

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

Questions?    Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Announces Special Offer In Celebration Of International Tiger Day! Open To Adult And Young Artist Entries (Young Artists Apply Free)

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest announces a special offer in celebration of International Tiger Day (Ends Sunday, July 31, 2022).  This global, juried on-line contest focuses on the artists’ interpretation of what “endangered” means. Cash prizes total over $7,000 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 2, 2022. Young Artists Apply FREE. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of last year’s winners. Proceeds of sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

“Painted Dog” Oil on linen by Johanne Mangi ©2022 All Rights Reserved

First Prize Fine Art Category 2021

 

 

See more of Johanne’s images

 

 

 

Adult contest ENTER NOW!

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

 

 

 

 

“Eternal White Rhino” by  Le Shen, aged 11 years. ©2022 All Rights Reserved

First Prize Fine Art Category 2021

 

 

 

Young Artist contest ENTER HERE FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

In honor of International Tiger Day, July 29th, we will offer a discounted entry fee of $15 for every Tiger image (art or photography) entered to the adult contest between now and July 31st midnight PDT and we will donate $5 per entry to Big Cat Rescue.

 

Here’s  how  to  do  it:

 

 

 

 

 

Please mark “ENDANGERED” in the comments box  AND Forward your receipt toLindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult contest ENTER NOW!

 

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

 

Young Artist contest ENTER HERE FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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