Call for Artists: Karibu, A Celebration Of Black Artists In Palm Beach County Curated By ATB Fine Art Group




Call to Artists




A Celebration of Black Artists in Palm Beach County


Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.





Cultural Council for Palm Beach County  

601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460




ATB Fine Art Group Inc. 



Deadline for Applications:  November 15, 2020  11:59 pm


Commission:  75% to artist, 25% to Cultural Council 


Exhibition Takes Place:   January 14, 2021– March 13, 2021


Accepted Artists Announcement: November 22, 2020




  • No fee to enter
  • Reside in Palm Beach County
  • Must be a living artist 
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Open to Black professional visual artists 
  • Painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, fashion design, installation will be accepted
  • All artists must submit three images for review. (JPEG, TIFF, or PDF). Images cannot be smaller than 150 – 300 dpi or maximum of 1 – 3 MB. Artist must provide an artist statement, a bio and a description of the art with the title, medium, dimensions, and year (word doc or PDF format). Please send all contents via: to  ONLY. Any work not submitted in this format will be disqualified. Please create a folder with the artist first and last name on, and then download the three images and information in the designated folder. Any work not submitted in this format will be disqualified




  • Nudity
  • Art work exhibited previously in an ATB productions (CONTINUUM or Collaboration) or any Council Exhibitions
  • Representation of a deceased artists or estates of a deceased artist.
  • Submissions of art to the call in any other format except 

Aim:  Is to introduce the Palm Beach County community the artistic vision from artists of African descent.  This exhibition is to culturally build bridges between the communities.  We are looking for artists to express their true talent in their chosen discipline. ATB Fine Art Group Inc. (ATB) in partnership with the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County (the Council) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual art created by black artists from Palm Beach County entitled Karibu.  The title Karibu, in Swahili, means, “Welcome, Come in” and is a celebratory concept of the black culture of welcoming all to embrace the journey and learn through the eyes and the words of the artists.

Set up: January 12, 2021 Time TBA

Opening: January 14, 2021 6pm-9pm Regular, Limited Attendance or Live streaming on social media 

Deinstallation March 15 and March 17, 2021 Time TBA

If the artist’s work is accepted into the show, please note the following: 

•The artist will be emailed a copy of the contract. It must be reviewed, filled out and signed with the consignment information. 

•If the submitted artwork becomes unavailable, the artist must contact the curators immediately.  A replacement similar to the style can be reviewed. The curators have the right to accept or reject the new work. 

•The artist agrees to provide quality and tasteful work that best represents the format of the venue.  

•All art must be ready to hang or install. The curators and coordinator can reject any work if not presentation ready. (Must be framed or have hanging devices, be gallery wrapped and edges treated and painted. No cracks, sloppy edges, or incomplete work will be accepted. If hung raw, instructions must be provided as to how the work must be installed.)

• Artwork must be labeled on the back with Artist’s Name, Title of artwork, medium, dimensions and price. 

•Either the artist or a representative must deliver work on the designated date of delivery.  

•If you ship or arrange delivery of the work to the venue, it is the artist’s responsibility to package the art work properly and provide all the signed paperwork including shipping documents to have art work reshipped at the cost of the artist if the art does not sell.  



For more information:


About ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.

Created in 1992, ATB Fine Art Group Inc. is an established art-based consulting firm that creates, sells, promotes and educates art of different disciplines nationally. This includes visual, performing and literary arts. They have created art events and exhibitions throughout South Florida and NYC since 2004.

Please visit, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or or contact us at 561-714-6674.






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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


Artists Doing Their Thing During A Crisis: Free Webinar, Financial Relief Resources, How To Acquire Your Own Patrons, Let Your Craft Be An Essential Saving Grace

Trina Slade-Burks and Anthony Burks Sr. continue to be significant supporters of artists, by offering a FREE Webinar “So You Want To Be A Curator” tomorrow, Thursday, March 26. The video will be available for 24 hours after viewing. They also share important financial and other resources in this Rickie Report article. Feel free to share this timely information.  Physical distancing does not mean we have to be socially distanced.  Let’s stay connected!!













So You Want to Be a Curator Free Webinar

(Facebook live)


THURSDAY,  MARCH 26         1PM




Big or small curating an event takes a lot of planning. When you attend events, do you think to yourself “This is so easy. I can do this.”.

With COVID-19 situation happening right now & everyone social distancing for the time being, a webinar-style, Facebook Live type of event is the best option.

Once you RSVP we will connect via FB & Trina will give you access to the private group. You will keep access to the group & have access to the video for 24 hours after the original airing of the webinar.







Join Patreon & Acquire your Own Patrons






What is a patron?   They are a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsements to creatives, institutions, causes, events etc…

Want to find a way to link up with other creatives or provide exclusive content to people who want to support your visions?


Financial Relief Resources for Artists

During COVID-19




We know that many artists have lost some of their fiscal opportunities due to the present crisis. Teaching gigs, mural projects and art exhibitions have come to a halt because we have been sequestered, schools and institutions are closed, and we must be socially distance ourselves from the public. But bills still need to be paid!  There are financial options in place for you. 

Find the list 





Let your Craft be an Essential Saving Grace

Lake Park business 3D printing face shields to protect healthcare workers from coronavirus





Here’s a challenge. We are in an international crisis. Evaluate your talent resources. Can your talent help someone? 


Here is an example


You may have a lot to offer and you didn’t know you could. 

How can you make a difference?

Put your thinking cap on and assist an immediate need.




Working on Something New? Go Live



“Ethnic Mermaid” by Anthony Burks, Sr



So you are tired of this social distancing thing and you are cooped up in your studio.  Why not go live and let the world see your talent.  Artists, DJ’s, singers & even yoga instructors are using Facebook, IG and Youtube as a tool to get the audience to see their creativity. 

This is REAL EXPOSURE at your convenience. 






About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC:


ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.

The ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or or contact us at 561-714-6674.

About No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF):


NMSAF is a 501(c)3 founded 2018 whose mission is to build the legacies for artists from Palm Beach County.  It was established to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable by providing opportunities and services. For more information about NMSAF visit follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or or contact us on 561-714-6674.




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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986