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:

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Center for Great Apes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

FREE

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Shechter & Associates

 

 

 

 

 

All entries are sponsored so it is FREE to enter!

 

 

Deadline:

Sunday, 2nd October 2022 midnight PDT

 

 

Questions?   Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Meet our generous sponsor Jennifer Shechter, CPA

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Young Artist contest ENTER HERE FREE!

 

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

Questions?    Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

Featured  Young  Artist  Reagan  Bowser

 

 

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

Third Prize Young Artist Category 2020

 

 

 

 

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

Entry Young Artist Category 2022

 

 

 

 

https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

Don’t forget the Adult Contest ENTER NOW!

 

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

Questions?    Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

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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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

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The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Presents The 2021 Prize Winners. Entire Exhibit Is Virtual And Free To Access. Support The Center For Great Apes

The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is thrilled to present the Prize Winners of the 9th Annual Online Contest.  The entry fees went directly to the Center for Great Apes and will support their work to give lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees in need. The Jury panel included: Hansen Mulford (Curator of Orlando Museum of Art), Bryan Pereira (Fine Art Photographer and Director for Exposure Photo Safari Tours), and Lori Perkins (Deputy Director, Birmingham Zoo and Board Member, Center for Great Apes). Paul 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 entire exhibit and make purchases


 

 

SEE  THE  ENTIRE  EXHIBIT:

https://www.art4apes.com/2021-exhibition

 

 

Questions About Art or Sales? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Five hundred entries were submitted in three categories: Fine Art, Photography and Young Artists.  Entries came from Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Peru, UK, USA and Zambia.  We are pleased that our message of conservation reached people in so many countries.   Two hundred Young Artists took part this year and we loved the thought and creativity that went into so many of their pieces.  

 

 

View the current exhibit in the virtual gallery through December 31,2021.  

 

 

 

P R I Z E      W I N N E R S:

 

 

Fine     Art     Category

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

Johanne Mangi.  Painted Dog. Oil painting on linen.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

2nd Prize:

 

 

Mary Taylor. Veterans Memorial Eagle. Welded stainless steel rods.   ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

3rd Prize:

 

 

 

Robin Huffman.  California Condor.  Acrylic on canvas.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

Fine    Art    Photography    Category

 

 

1st Prize: 

 

 

 

Celia Kujala.  Descending from Above.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

2nd Prize: 

 

 

Prelena Soma Owen.  Beauty is in the Eye.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

3rd Prize: 

 

 

 

Prelena Soma Owen.  When Darkness Falls.  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Young     Artists     Category

 

 

1st Prize: 

 

 

 

Le Shen, aged 11 years.  Eternal White Rhino  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

2nd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

Emma Zhou, aged 15 years.  Living Jewel. Drawing. ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

Angie Li, aged 9 years.  Ripped Joy. Colored markers.

Angie also wins the award for Best Big Cat  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

4th   Equal   Exceptional   Commendations:

We decided to award extra prizes to the two artists whose entries tied 4th as an “Exceptional Commendation”.

 

 

 

 

 

Ashleigh Cole, aged 16 years.  Macaw. Oil painting. ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

Yunxi Zhu, aged 13 years.  Create a Beautiful Home Together. ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

People’s  Choice  Winner  for  Young  Artists with 1002 votes:

 

 

 

 

Zian Wang, aged 12 years.  Orange Bellied Parrot. Water colour. ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

Best    Ape    Award

 

 

 

Gavin Minard, aged 18 years, Imagine. Photograph  ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to everyone who took part. 

 

 

The ENDANGERED online exhibition is Open NOW through December 31, 2021

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

 

 

 

Watch out for the 2022 ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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ENDANGERED Art4Apes Contest Announces Deadline Extension To Thursday, September 30, 2021. World Wide Call For Fine Art, Photography, Wearable Art. Youth Entries Are Free

The Rickie Report shares 2 Special Announcements about “ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021!  The deadline has been extended to Thursday, September 30. Thanks to the generous sponsorship by Watkins PR, the Young Artists (Birthdays on or after October 1st, 2002) enter FREE! The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks of some new entries and all of the details. Educators – class submissions are welcome

 

 

 

 

D e a d l i n e     E x t e n s i o n!

 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

(midnight Pacific Time)

 

 

ENTER NOW!

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

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ENDANGERED

Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021

 

 

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

 

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

Categories for Entry: Fine Art and Fine Art Photography

 

 

 

“In it Together” Oil painting by Gisela Pferdekamper ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes

 

 

“Giraffe Family” Photograph © 2021 H. Allen Benowitz. All Rights Reserved

 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories.

 

 

Contest rules can be downloaded here.

 

~  Young    Artists   Contest ~

 

 

Young Artists (Birthdays on or after October 1, 2002) enter FREE thanks to generous sponsorship by Watkins PR.

 

 

Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest

 

 

PLUS:

People’s Choice Award $100

Best work featuring an ape or monkey $50 Best work featuring a big cat $50

Rising Star Awards for the best artists submitting 3 or more pieces of work: 4 additional social media posts, special certificate of merit, dedicated web page, and a feature in our monthly newsletter.

Every participant receives a certificate!

 

All entries will be shown on the Art4Apes website, social media, and will feature in our Online Exhibition from November to December 2021.

 

 

Contest rules can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

“African Elephant Rhapsody” © 2021 Petra Demas age 11 years. All Rights Reserved.

 

Online Exhibition:

November 1st – December 31st

 

We have developed an exciting virtual exhibition to run from November 1 to December 31, 2021. Prizewinners and Jury scores (and fit with the theme) will get the best positions for the full duration of the show. We will be able to feature EVERY entry as we will reserve an additional 25 places for a “rolling exhibition” so every piece will be featured for at least 5-7 days.

All pieces may be offered for sale (or not depending on preference).
This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of all entrants to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

 

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.

 

 

The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist (or photographer) who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 and has been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.

 

The successful Artist will be featured and promoted by Art4Apes for one month. Click for full details.

 

 

Help    the    Apes!

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.

Entry fees go directly to CGA

 

 

Click to Enter Contest

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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ENDANGERED Art4Apes Is Calling Young Artists To Submit FREE Entries For Annual Exhibition. Deadline To Enter Is September 23, 2021.

ENDANGERED Art4Apes is CALLING YOUNG ARTISTS whose birthdays are on or after October 1, 2002.  Submit a photo of your creations, including fine art, sculpture, photography, or wearable art to enter this virtual, international competition at NO CHARGE!  All entries are eligible for cash prizes and more! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of some current entries.  NOTE:  The $5. fee to enter has been waived for the first 200 entries! Thank you to the generous sponsor. Working together, we can make a difference in our world! DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submit a photo of your work:

 

 

Fine Art, Sculpture, Photography, Wearable Art

Entries will be judged by a panel of 3 experts.

 

E  N  T  E  R          C  O  N  T  E  S  T

 

We accept individual or class/group entries.

 

Educators, please contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com for special rates for a whole class to enter.

 

 

 

 

“Pandas”  Watercolor by Zichen Hong ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

The first 200 entries have been sponsored so it is FREE to enter!

 

 

But    e n t e r    s o o n!

 

 

After the first 200 entries, there is a $5 donation required.

 

 

 

 

“Black Rhinoceros”  Charcoal by Allison Gimbal ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Prizes:

Juried Contest:

 

First Prize $250

Second Prize $150

Third Prize $100

Other Awards:

People’s Choice Award $100

Best work featuring an ape or monkey $50

Best work featuring a big cat $50

 

 

 

 

Rising Star Awards for the best artists submitting 3 or more pieces of work: 4 additional social media posts, special certificate of merit, dedicated web page, and a feature in our monthly newsletter.

Every    participant    receives    a    certificate!

 

 

All entries will be shown on the Art4Apes website, social media, and will feature in our Online Exhibition from November to December 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

“Elephant collage” by Sophia Naziazeni ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

H E L P     T H E     A P E S!

 

 

 

Proceeds, including entry fees, go to the Center for Great Apes, a Florida-based, award-winning, non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com.  

 

 

Contest rules can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

“Sea Turtle”  Drawing by Elise Dexters ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

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The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.  Entry fees go directly to CGA

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ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Supports Artists And Photographers Who Use Their Talent And Creativity To Help Wildlife And The Environment.  Applications Are Now Open For International Call To Artists

The International ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2021 is now open for entries. Focusing our attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats, ENDANGERED encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks from previous artists and details of how to apply for the 2021 Exhibit!

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL    ARTIST   in   RESIDENCE    Program   2021

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes wants to encourage and support those artists and photographers who are committed to using their talent and creativity to help wildlife and the environment.  

 

 

 

“The Last Leaf”,  Photograph by Renee Rivard, VAiR candidate 2020   ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

We are looking for artists and photographers with a body of high caliber work focused on endangered or threatened species or habitats.  

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Migration”  Oil Painting by Shay Davis, ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 entry©2021 All Rights Reserved  

 

 

 

 

Each month, from March to October, one artist and one photographer will be selected as Virtual Artists in Residence and will be given a month of promotion to help get their work in front of as many people as we can.  

 

 

 

 

 

“In Her Eyes”  Photograph by Katie Murray,  VAiR for August 2020 ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

We   offer   the   VAiRs:

 

 

  • A 2 artist online show (one artist, one photographer) in our ENDANGERED Online! Gallery for one month.  It will feature up to 9 pieces of your work with brief descriptions.

  • A dedicated page on the Art4Apes website, featuring a personal message about your art and commitment to wildlife and the environment.  You may also include a short bio and artist statement.  We can show up to 10 images of your work.  

  • Weekly social media posts featuring your images on Facebook and Instagram for one month

  • An online YouTube interview discussing your art/images will be posted to the Art4Apes YouTube channel

  • We will design a custom e-flyer for you to send to clients and contacts

  • You will be featured in our monthly email newsletter.  

 

 

 

 

 

“Cuddle Scene 1”  Oil painting by Sai Lev, Fine Art VAiR March 2021©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

Eligibility – Submit 3 or more entries:

 

 

 

 

Each month the curatorial committee of Art4Apes will select one artist and one photographer from the pool who have submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. The committee will be looking for quality of work and the best interpretation of the theme of the contest. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Whiteout”  Photograph by Phoenix, Photography VAiR March 2021©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

All entries will be eligible for the contest prizes and places in the annual online exhibition in November and December.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021

ENTER NOW

 CLOSING  DATE:  September 23, 2021

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ENDANGERED Online!

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Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Paul Murray Celebrates Arctic And African Adventures As Artist In Residence For ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibit 2021. Applications Now Open

The International ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2021 is now open for entriesFocusing our attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats, ENDANGERED encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. The Rickie Report introduces Paul Murray and more details of how to apply for the 2021 Exhibit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST in RESIDENCE

December, 2020

 

Paul M. Murray

Visual traveler and photographic artist based in Rhode Island.

Paul discusses the inspiration for his photographic journeys below.

 

 

 

 

 

“Morning Trek to Water” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

A daily dawn trek to the watering hole is the reality of life for these zebras.

“Staying instinctive, remaining vigilant and working the opportunity are critical. When in doubt, I do something different or unexpected.”

 

 

 

Exploring Antarctica 2011. © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

“To the extent that my images enrich the experience and vision of others, I feel that I have achieved a way of communicating that is unique to me as a photographer.”

 

 

 

 

Exploring the Arctic

 

As global warming increases, the Arctic and its inhabitants are in danger. The melting of sea ice shrinks the area in which polar bears and walruses can hunt and take shelter. Even to the extent the refreezing occurs, the ice is less stable and still covers a smaller area.

 

 

“A Family Float” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

In the Arctic, ice floats offers walruses a safer alternative to land for rest and access to food.

“Often the story telling aspects of the photographic art form capture my attention and motivate a series of related images.”

 

 

“My World” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

The sea ice in the Arctic is shrinking as global warming increases. That creates a serious problem for polar bears.

 

 

 

 

“A Whale for a Snack” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

In the far Norwegian Arctic, food is scarcer than it has been ever. Polar bears try to get every bit of food from whatever they catch or encounter.

 

 

 

 

“I’m Still Hungry” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

For this high-end predator, food is a continual challenge. A polar bear consumes about 43 seals a year, but the polar bear can only hunt for a part of that year. Not only is weather and cold an issue, but the Polar winter brings total darkness.

 

 

 

 

“Forced to Land” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

When forced to land, polar bears face a much tougher challenge in getting food. Seals are not there. In their quest for food, the bears sometimes end up in villages. That is not a winning strategy for the bear.

 

 

 

Photographic Journeys in Namibia

 

 

In southwest Africa, Namibia is a challenging land where adaptation is necessary for survival, the country’s summer sun is strong, and water is scarce. Enormous sand dunes rise from clay-caked, dry river pans. Despite the dryness and heat, trees and grasses find enough water and nutrients to grow. For the wild animals like giraffes and zebras, the watering holes are essential to daily life, and the trips to them are slow, dusty, and dangerous.

 

 

 

 

“Watering with a Flair’ Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

For most life, water is essential. Often giraffes acquire it with a flair at a watering hole at dawn.

 

 

“Color, light, and gesture are important elements in my work.”

 

 

My use of these varies intrinsically across landscapes, nature, people, and culture. My choices of timing, perspective, and composition are intended to draw the viewer into the setting and moment. Often, I try to pattern my pursuit of opportunities to the natural tempo of what I see.

Although my perspective is predominantly reality-based, I acknowledge not only the subjective nature of what I portray in my images, but an interest in pursuing at times more abstract images.

 

 

 

 

“Enormity” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

As these Namibia dunes rise sharply from the dry riverbed to great heights, the setting sun creates intriguing light gradients and sharp shadows across their wind-swept surface and breaks.

 

 

 

“Power” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

Traveling in herds, elephants are a dominant and powerful presence wherever they are.

 

“Alert” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

One of the smallest members of the antelope family, dik-diks, live predominately on plants. Given their small stature, their alertness and speed are important advantages in their survival.

 

 

Why Paul Entered the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest:

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“In creating art, I try to remain open to possibilities, trust my instincts, and discard labels that are divisive. I use technology to increase my creative options and productivity, but not to replace my vision and responsibility. While not intending to create a style, others tell me they perceive one although descriptions of that style often vary. I feel this indicates my art has been well-considered and engages viewers in unique ways”.

 

 

 

 

© 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“As an artist, I hope my images engage the viewer’s attention and interest, and perhaps enrich their experience and vision. To the extent this happens, I feel my art communicates in a way that is unique to me”.

 

 

 

To see more of Paul’s work: https://www.harmonicthreads.com

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021

ENTER NOW

 CLOSING  DATE:  September 23, 2021

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ENDANGERED Online!

https://www.art4apes.com/endangered-online

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com     Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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