Palm City Art Associates Announces Demonstrations, Art Events, And New Board Of Directors. First Meeting Is October 12 Featuring Kim Rody

The Palm City Art Associates (PCAA) invite the public to their events and workshops beginning on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 with a demo by Kim Rody. Future events include a Paint & Sip Scholarship Fundraiser, a pastel workshop, and many more opportunities to hone your artistic skills in a welcoming environment with Jane Lawton Baldridge, Chris Kling, Sally Pearson, Martha Quigley, and Alice Laputka.  If you’re looking for an artist networking group, we urge you to connect with PCAA!  They bring brightness, creativity, and artistry to Palm City and Martin County!  PCAA provides scholarships to deserving Martin County High School seniors who are pursuing an art education. The Rickie Report shares the dates, details, and introduces the Members of the Board plus Scholarship winners! 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 – 2023  Schedule   of   Events:

 

All meetings are held at 1:00 at the Peter and Julie Cummings Library 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City except the November 23rd meeting which will be held at the Blake Library 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.

 

 

October 12, 2022: Kim Rody – Giglee

November 23, 2022: Jane Baldridge – Poured Painting

January 4, 2023: Martha Quigley – Oil

February 8, 2023: Chris Kling – Oil

March 8, 2023: Alice Laputka – Pastel

April 12, 2023: Sally Pearson – Watercolor

 

 

 Upcoming     Art     Workshops

At The Village Club & Preserve

2261 SW Racquet Club Drive, Palm City

 

 

Paint & Sip on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  You will paint along with an instructor and bring home a beautiful painting.  $40.00 includes all materials and the Sip.  This event will benefit PCAA and the Scholarship Fund.

Art Workshop to be held on January 25, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM will be learning how to paint in pastel and create a beautiful landscape.  You will learn by a step by step process on how to mix pigment on paper to create depth and distance. Come try something new an learn how to paint in this exciting medium.  All materials will be provided. Cost $45.00.  Nancy Mich an experienced instructor, member of PCAA with many accolades will teach the classes.

Please contact Laura Tiano to sign up or with questions at:
Ltiano@mac.com

 

 

New     Members    Welcome!

 

PCAA is an active, interesting & diverse group of friendly, talented artists who share a love of art. Members work in a myriad of mediums including oil, acrylics, watercolor, charcoal, pastels, stained glass, wood, sculpture, metal & mixed media.  With 3 on-going venues to display & sell work, and a big annual art show in February, there are lots of opportunities to express ourselves, share ideas and support and inspire one another. We work to grow our skills and there’s no better way to do that than collaborate with like-minded artists, which is why we’re always open & welcoming to new artists to join us.

Please come observe a meeting on the second Wednesday of each month Oct. thru May at 1pm at The Peter and Julie Cummings Library in Palm City , and see a fun demo, perhaps learn a new skill, and get inspired by the creativity and inspiration of our members.  Once you observe a meeting, we are confident you will want to join our membership. Member dues enable us to 1) provide & pay knowledgeable artists to demo at meetings (this alone is worth every penny)! 2) pay our rent at the library; 3) cover the cost of our insurance; 4) cover the costs of our website provider; and 5) provide 3 annual scholarships to local high school students. Your dues make it possible for you to participate in all our activities, annual art show, and on-going exhibitions as well.

 

 

Meet   Our   Officers   for   2022-2023

 

 

 

At its May 11th meeting PCAA members unanimously elected the following officers:

Back Row:   Nancy Mich, Vice-President, Dana Meyer, Trustee, Judi LeBlanc, Secretary, Diane Raymond,  Past President

Front Row:  Lois Brusko, Treasurer, Laura Tiano, President, Donna Jutila, Trustee

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PCAA’s   ANNUAL   HIGH   SCHOOL

ART   SCHOLARSHIP   AWARDS

 

 

PCAA proudly announces this year’s talented high school scholarship recipients from Martin County. Our best wishes to these three extraordinary young women as they continue their artistic journey making a positive difference in our world.

Juliana Vollone, a Senior at Clark Advanced Learning Center.  Juliana will be attending Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale with a major in Art & Design and a concentration in Graphic Design.

 

Madisyn Boudreau, a Senior at Jensen Beach High School.  Madisyn will be attending the University of Central Florida with a major in Entertainment Management and minor in Studio Art.

 

Miyah Lebofsky, a Senior at Martin County High School was awarded The Jane “Ejan” Blatt Memorial Scholarship.  Miyah will be attending Florida State University with majors in Art and Psychology.

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Palm City Art Associates, Inc. is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization of over 80 artists coming together, sharing ideas and giving back to the community through scholarships for local students.  Their mission states: “Dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creative arts among our members and in our communities.”

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in becoming involved with PCAA or getting more information, please visit:  palmcityartassociates.org

 

Visit our New FaceBook Page!  

 

 

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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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Babcock Ranch Art Show Calls For Applicants For March 11 & 12, 2023 Boutique Art Show Event In 1st Fully Solar-Powered Town In The U.S.

The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff is a two-day boutique art show taking place on March 11 & 12, 2023.  This Free-to-the-public event will showcase 60+ artists in the first-ever fully solar powered town in the U.S.  As more neighborhoods develop, more art lovers are eager to shop this event.  The deadline to apply is November 4, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of last year’s successful event.  Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you.

Babcock   Ranch   Art   Show

March   11   &   12,   2023

Founder’s   Square,   Babcock   Ranch,   FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

60+ Artists

 

 

Deadline to apply: November 4, 2022

 

 

 

Apply now at ZAPPlication.org.

 

 

For more information visit:   BabcockRanchArtShow.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff, is a 2 day boutique art show held in the new town of Babcock Ranch. This FREE-to-the-public art show will feature 60+ exceptional artists centered in Founders Square overlooking Lake Babcock. Babcock Ranch is the first ever fully solar powered town in the U.S. surrounded by seven new neighborhoods. New members of the Babcock community will be now more than ever looking for artwork to enhance the beauty and elegance of their new homes! A variety of local farm to table restaurants & vendors will encourage attendees to stay for lunch or dinner, as they decide upon their artwork purchases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show is dedicated to promoting and showcasing your artwork. Extensive promotion, featuring YOUR artwork, to neighboring cities in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties assures that the buying public will be eager to see you. Advertising will include newspapers, radio, billboards, and online advertising with paid and organic Facebook ads all featuring artist work. We also highly encourage artists to reach out to your email mailing lists with newsletters and post promotional images on social media about your participation in the Babcock Ranch Art Show. Working together will attract a larger audience for artists.

 

 

The Babcock Ranch Art Show has artist friendly procedures in place to ensure that your weekend with us is pleasant and profitable. Our Artist Hospitality team is there to greet and direct you on Set Up Day and is available to you all weekend. Artists are set in a circular flow around Founders Square that allows booths to have at least 3 feet of space in the lakefront setting.

 

 

 

 

Artist Perks include:

 

• Drive up access to your booth location on set up day (Friday morning) with ample behind booth storage

• Indoor bathrooms

• Convenient free artist parking adjacent to the Art Show site

• Professional overnight security

• Oversized booth spaces with at least three feet between booths and ample storage space behind

• An audience of new home-buyers eager for your artwork

Babcock Ranch Art Show is accessible to all artists, including those with disabilities. Physical accessibility includes booths with no physical barrier to entry, parking on solid surface with continual paved path to artist’s booth; accessible bathrooms and on-site artist support volunteers for questions.

Please indicate any specific accommodations needed in your ZAPP application.

Artists are selected in a jury process to create a well-balanced show that represents artistic diversity in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wearable and Wood.

 

If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals, please contact us for any support you may need – we love to help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.

 

 

BE A PART OF BABCOCK RANCH ART SHOW:

 

 

 

 

• Apply now – Deadline: November 4, 2022 at ZAPPlication.org

• Visit our festival website BabcockRanchArtShow.com for more information

 

 

Questions: Annie.crouch@artfestfortmyers.com

Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager

ArtFest Fort Myers 1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401  Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239)768-3602

 

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Only One Week Until ArtFest Fort Myers Deadline . Art Lovers Save February 4 & 5, 2023 For This Art Happening

Where can artists find over 80,000 people looking for artwork over two days?  ArtFest Fort Myers offers 200+ artists a great layout, experienced staff, and artist amenities like no other! February 4 & 5, 2023 offers art lovers a free, non-gated event in Southwest Florida.  The DEADLINE for artists to apply is September 9, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  We urge art lovers to mark their calendars for this spectacular art event on February 4 & 5, 2023. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February   4   &   5,   2023

 

 

Edwards   Drive,   Downtown   Fort   Myers

Ft. Myers’ housing market has increased 191%

 

New home owners = new environments

 

 

More people are looking for artwork than ever!

 

 

200+   Artists

 

 

Deadline   to   apply:   September 9, 2022

 

 

Click  HERE  To Apply NOW:

 

 

 

For more information visit:

 

 

 

 

Artist perks include:

 

· Two-day, FREE to the public, community event, with 80,000 attendees

· Year-round professional staff, with 23+ years of consistent management

· New and cutting-edge art is equally at home with more traditional work

· Loyal base of dedicated art buyers/VIP members who are focused on YOUR work

· Attracting young professional families with free fun art related activities for kids of all ages

· Oversized booth spaces and convenient Friday set up with drive-up access

· Discounted hotel rates, indoor bathrooms and reserved artist parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals please contact us for any support you may need – we can help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.

 

 

 

Fort Myers is the largest metro area in Southwest Florida; molded by corporate headquarters, booming residential & commercial markets and a Visitor & Convention Bureau dedicated to rebuilding our record-breaking tourism. Your target audience of upscale and savvy art patrons grows every day! Our dedicated community of art lovers and collectors wait all year to enjoy and purchase the incredible works of fabulous professional artists from across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists are selected in a blind jury based upon quality of workmanship, originality and artistic conception. All work must be done solely by the exhibiting artists. ArtFest Fort Myers strives to create a well-balanced show that represents diverse styles and techniques in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Painting – oil/acrylic, Painting – watercolor, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable and Wood.

 

 

 

ArtFest Fort Myers is a true community event that entices people to buy art. The festival includes the largest high school art exhibit and competition in Southwest Florida; a high school sidewalk chalk competition; a children’s Art Yard with interactive art projects and a Youth Stage featuring regional performing arts organizations. Our upscale dining areas with shaded table seating provide ample food/beverage options.

 

 

 

 

BE   A   PART   OF   ARTFEST   FORT   MYERS:

 

Apply from now – September 9, 2022 at  ZAPPlication.org

• Visit our website at ArtFestFortMyers.com for more information

 

Questions: Annie.crouch@artfestfortmyers.com

 

Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager,

ArtFest Fort Myers

1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401    Fort Myers, FL 33901

 

 

 

 

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St Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces New Galleries And Headquarters Sneak Peek On Oct 21 And Grand Opening Nov 18 Plus Call For Art Instructors

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is moving…to bring more to the arts & cultural community! With new space, comes requests for classes, so applications are now open for art instructors.  Enjoy a ‘sneak-peek’ tour of The Vault – St Lucie Cultural Alliance New Galleries & Headquarters at the Friday, October 21, 2022 Art Walk.  Save the date for the Grand Opening on Friday, November 18, 2022!  The Rickie Report shares the details and only a brief peek of “The Vault” – you HAVE to stop by to see it!

 

 

 

111 Orange Ave. in Downtown Fort Pierce, FL

Lower     Level

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Galleries

 

 

 

Eyes will widen, and senses will brilliantly ignite among art enthusiasts who visit…

 

 

 

 

 

SNEAK  PEEK:   T  H  E        V  A  U  L  T

 

 

Friday, October 21, 2022

 

 

5  – 8   PM    during Art Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of SLCA

 

 

 

GRAND      OPENING:    T  H  E        V  A  U  L  T  

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

 

 

 5  – 8  PM       during Art Walk

 

 

Photo Courtesy of SLCA

 

 

 

Call for Instructors  –  Applications Now Open

 


Artist Members of the Alliance are encouraged to apply to teach classes. Artists of varying mediums are welcomed to apply! For more information, visit StLucieArts.org, or email: info@StLucieArts.org.

 

 

 

Alyona Ushe tells The Rickie Report, ” We invite everyone to stop by and enjoy a ‘sneak-peek’ tour of The Vault, St. Lucie Cultural Alliance’s new gallery and headquarters, and take in the vibrant changes taking place to broaden offerings to our dynamic arts and cultural community of St. Lucie County’.

 

 

The new space is an eclectic mix of urban-trend and classic modern. On tap are plans for artists to exhibit their works, a studio for a rotating resident artist, and classrooms.  The enhanced, natural lighting and open floor plan will allow for new gathering space, additional galleries and for the public to observe and interact with the working artist as s/he creates.

 

 

Galleries full of juried Cultural Alliance Art Guild members work, boutique with artisan wearable art and jewelry, and dynamic space for an array of creative classes of all genres and disciplines are all in store.  Its main gallery space – The Vault – will serve as its new, enlivened setting for an array of juried, curated exhibitions that will introduce its visitors to an abundance of talent in the county.

 

 

 

Members of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance will be awarded additional benefits including opportunities to teach classes, apply for a quarterly residency, screen films, present intimate concerts, and attend networking and professional development workshops. Residents and visitors will benefit from a richer offering of exhibitions, intimate performances, classes and workshops in this eclectic addition to Downtown Fort Pierce.

 

 

Would you like to be a part of making St. Lucie County a cultural gem of the Treasure Coast? Become a member and join our growing cultural community! Visit StLucieArts.org to learn more about the exciting benefits of membership and all of its cool, upcoming events!

 

 

About the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic well-being, of St. Lucie County.

SLCAlliance is sponsored in part by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the St. Lucie Office of Tourism.

SLCA is located at 111 Orange Avenue, 3rd Floor, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34950  

To learn more, visit ArtStLucie.org, or call 772.462.2783

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Opens Call For Regional Printmaking Exhibition To Established And Emerging Artists. Public Reception September 29. Deadline To Enter Is September 15, 2022.

The Armory Art Center Opens a Call for Regional Printmaking for an Exhibit from September 30 – October 20, 2022.  The public is welcome to the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 29. Eligible  categories include: Collage, Mixed media, Textiles, Silkscreen, Intaglio Printmaking, Relief Printmaking, Etching, Lithography,  Serigraphy (Screen Printing), Monotype, Woodcut, Linocut, Engraving, Drypoint, Aquatint, Spit bite Aquatint, and Photogravure.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges established and emerging artists to apply!

 

 

 

 

 811 Park Place     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to become a leading artistic and cultural center.

 

 

 

 Public  Opening   Reception

Thursday, September 29, 2022 / 6 – 8 pm

 

 

 

Armory hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday, 9am-11am

 

Exhibit runs thru October 20, 2022 and is located  in Montgomery Hall

 

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Art   work   accepted   includes:

 

Collage | Mixed media | Textiles | Silkscreen

 Intaglio Printmaking Relief Printmaking | Lithography

 Serigraphy (Screen Printing)

Monotype | Woodcut | Linocut | Engraving

Drypoint | Etching | Aquatint | Spit bite Aquatint | Photogravure

 

 

  • Applications accepted NOW thru September 15th
  • All entries must arrive with label attached to print; Required label is to include your name, title of work, dimensions and type of media
  • Application is a flat fee of $30.00 for up to 3 pieces
  • Payment accepted on Armory Art Center website https://armoryart.org/call-for-artists/ 
  • Consignment is encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Artist receives 70%, gallery receives 30%  
  • Juror / TBA 

Confirmation of acceptance/ September 19, 2022

 

   APPLY  HERE 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

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

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

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

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

ArtFest Fort Myers Announces Deadline For Call To Artists September 9, 2022. Apply Through Zapplication And Be Part Of This Extraordinary Event February 4 & 5, 2023

We are beyond excited for ArtFest Fort Myers 2023! ArtFest Fort Myers is stronger than ever, with 200+ artists and a great layout overlooking the beautiful Downtown Fort Myers riverfront and yacht basin. ArtFest has a dedicated staff to help make this your best show experience! ArtFest is a free, non-gated event for everyone in the Southwest Florida community to come shop your artwork. The Rickie Report shares the details for artists to apply until Deadline on September 9, 2022.  We urge art lovers to mark their calendars for this art extravaganza on February 4 & 5, 2023. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArtFest Fort Myers

 

February 4 & 5, 2023

 

 

Edwards Drive, Downtown Fort Myers

 

 

200+ Artists

 

 

Deadline to apply: September 9, 2022

 

 

Click  HERE  To Apply NOW:

 

 

For more information visit:

 

 

 

 

Right now in Southwest Florida there is record high demand for artwork. Where better to shop than at art festivals? Market Trends of Southwest Florida says, the amount of homes sold in Fort Myers in 2022 is up 191% from 2020. Members of the community are now more than ever looking for art to enhance the beauty and elegance of their new homes.  As we all transition back to more “normal” times, ArtFest Fort Myers is focused on supporting artists to make new memories and connections with collectors throughout the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist perks include:

 

· Two-day, FREE to the public, community event, with 80,000 attendees

· Year-round professional staff, with 23+ years of consistent management

· New and cutting-edge art is equally at home with more traditional work

· Loyal base of dedicated art buyers/VIP members who are focused on YOUR work

· Attracting young professional families with free fun art related activities for kids of all ages

· Oversized booth spaces and convenient Friday set up with drive-up access

· Discounted hotel rates, indoor bathrooms and reserved artist parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals please contact us for any support you may need – we can help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on “jury strength” at least in our opinion based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.

 

 

 

Fort Myers is the largest metro area in Southwest Florida; molded by corporate headquarters, booming residential & commercial markets and a Visitor & Convention Bureau dedicated to rebuilding our record-breaking tourism. Your target audience of upscale and savvy art patrons grows every day! Our dedicated community of art lovers and collectors wait all year to enjoy and purchase the incredible works of fabulous professional artists from across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists are selected in a blind jury based upon quality of workmanship, originality and artistic conception. All work must be done solely by the exhibiting artists. ArtFest Fort Myers strives to create a well-balanced show that represents diverse styles and techniques in the following categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Painting – oil/acrylic, Painting – watercolor, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable and Wood.

 

 

 

ArtFest Fort Myers is a true community event that entices people to buy art. The festival includes the largest high school art exhibit and competition in Southwest Florida; a high school sidewalk chalk competition; a children’s Art Yard with interactive art projects and a Youth Stage featuring regional performing arts organizations. Our upscale dining areas with shaded table seating provide ample food/beverage options.

 

 

 

 

BE   A   PART   OF   ARTFEST   FORT   MYERS:

 

Apply from now – September 9, 2022 at  ZAPPlication.org

• Visit our website at ArtFestFortMyers.com for more information

 

Questions: Annie.crouch@artfestfortmyers.com

 

Annie Crouch, Community Engagement Manager,

ArtFest Fort Myers

1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401    Fort Myers, FL 33901

 

 

 

 

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

6th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival At The Armory Art Center Campus Call For Artists Deadline Is August 31, 2022. Art Lovers Mark Your Calendars For December 3 & 4, 2022

Artists looking for the right mix and vibe to showcase your work just in time for the holidays need to apply to the 6th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival! This spectacular, annual event will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 3 – 4, 2022.  Presented by the Armory Art Center, it promises an exciting array of works by local and out of town artists, live music, artisan demonstrations, food trucks, and family-fun activities for all ages.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this Call To Artists which brought over 6,000 visitors to its previous events!  Deadline to apply is August 31, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

6th ANNUAL

WEST   PALM   BEACH   ARTS   FESTIVAL

 

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 – 4, 2022

 

10 am to 5 pm

 

 

FREE    ADMISSION

Armory Art Center Campus

811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 6th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival at the Armory Art Center features two days of artwork and shopping, live music, tours, demonstrations, kids activities, and more. The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and The Square West Palm Beach. The festival takes place on the Armory’s historic campus in the sculpture garden and parking lot.

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline to apply: August 31, 2022

 

 

 https://armoryart.org/festival/

 

 

 

CALL     FOR:  

2-D

Drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media

 

 

 3-D

Ceramics, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, glass, furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 https://armoryart.org/festival/

Call    for   Artists!

 

 

Artist   Application   Deadline:   August   31

 

About the West Palm Beach Art Festival:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

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

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

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

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Calls For Artists Through September 26, 2022. Art Lovers Save February 18 & 19, 2023 For This Event

The 38th edition of the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Hanley Foundation, scheduled for February 18-19, 2023, is currently accepting artist applications at zapplication.org. Artists can apply for jury selection in 12 fine art categories including Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing and Printmaking, Fiber (Wearable and Non-Wearable), Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply NOW – DEADLINE is September 26!  We share some photos from ArtisGras 2022 and urge art lovers to mark their calendars now for this event!

 

 

 

 

38th EDITION OF

 ARTIGRAS    FINE    ARTS    FESTIVAL

 

 Saturday, February 18, 2023

 &  

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

NOW ACCEPTING ARTISTS’ APPLICATIONS

Deadline: Saturday, September 26, 2022

 

Artists can email artists@artigras.org, call (561) 748-3942 or visit www.artigras.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

Known as one of the nation’s top art festivals, ArtiGras, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, annually attracts tens of thousands of art lovers and collectors. The two-day outdoor festival, produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, showcases a juried exhibition of gallery-quality art and offers a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with and purchase directly from the artists.

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Artigras Participant

 

 

 

 

As the premier fine-arts festival of the Palm Beaches, ArtiGras also offers the “Emerging Artist” category for local artists. This program offers selected developing artists mentoring services, professional booth photos and complimentary tent rental. Qualifications include artists who have never exhibited in a show and reside in the Palm Beach County area. Emerging Artist applicants should proceed in the same manner as professional artists and submit their artwork online through zapplication.org.

 

 

 

Photo Credit:  Carrie Bradburn/CAPEHART

 

Along with the 300 onsite artists, the 38th edition of ArtiGras will feature interactive art exhibits, children’s activities, live music, youth art and recycling art competitions among other demonstrations. For more information visit www.artigras.org.

 

 

 

About Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce: The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida. Serving businesses in the ten (10) municipalities that make up Palm Beach North, the Chamber fosters a partnership of private, public, educational and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. The Chamber’s four strategic imperatives are: A Prosperous Economy, High Quality of Life for all residents, a Smart and Connected Region, and Regional Leadership. For more information visit: pbnchamber.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