Wellington Art Society Features Stained Glass Artist, Marcia Greene At Monthly Meeting. Public Is Welcome To Attend And Meet The Artists Of WAS. New Virtual Exhibit “Flying South” Is Now Open

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features a presentation by renowned stained glass artist Marcia Greene about achieving different effects with glassThe Wednesday, February 9 meeting is at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. WAS invites you to a new virtual exhibit, ” Flying South “, available NOW through March 31st. Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an optionProceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship FundThe Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  February 9, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

MARCIA   GREENE

 

Stained Glass art by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

 

Stained Glass art by Marcia Greene

 

 

Stained glass artist Marcia Greene is originally from New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts with an emphasis on sculpture and jewelry design from SUNY Albany, NY in 1971. When Marcia began working with glass in 1978, she found it to be the ideal medium for her, as it incorporated the three-dimensional aspect of sculpture with the detail and glitter of jewelry making, and she has made it the focus of her art ever since. Besides utilizing thousands of types of glass, Marcia enhances many pieces with metal accents and embellishments and other media such as geodes, crystals, stones, and shells. Marcia says, for her, “design inspiration is everywhere: nature, real life, photos, [my own] imagination,” and her style can run the gamut from Victorian to modern abstract, making each work a different and fascinating experience. 

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass artist, Marcia Greene 

 

 

In addition to being an artist, Marcia is a Registered Nurse Board Certified in Psychiatry and Mental Health and currently works in a local Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility. Marcia is part of a therapeutic treatment team that encourages and guides the clients with substance abuse and mental health issues to use various artistic mediums to create their own works of art to work through their issues. She believes that art and the act of creating has a healing effect on people and is grateful to be able to use her knowledge and talents to help others. 

 

To learn more about Marcia Greene and her stained glass artwork:

artynurse@gmail.com.

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society   Announces 

Virtual   Art   Show “Flying  South” 

 

 

 

 

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce a virtual art show called “Flying South” is open now through March 31, 2022. This exhibit features ten artists and 48 original works of art by WAS members, including photography, digital art, mixed media on hand-made paper and an array of paintings using various mediums.  All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Laub ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ HV Albrecht ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅ 

David Ciofalo ⋅ Eric Reibeek ⋅ Joseph Marcou ⋅ Del Foxton ⋅ Mauricio Perry

 

 

Flying South Virtual Art Show is a free on-line event which will be presented through Kunstmatrix, which is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated virtual exhibition space. Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an option.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces New Call For Original Artworks, More Watermedia Workshops. Give Yourself The Gift Of Membership

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society announces an Artist Call for “How Great Thou Art” to be exhibited at the Boca Raton Community Center.  Applications are open NOW through December 30, 2021. Upcoming Watermedia Workshops: Gail Butters Cohen on December 9-10 “A Muse In You: Contemporary Figure Painting, An Intuitive Process”, Mick McAndrews on January 12,13,14 “Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”, Jane McIntyre on February 16 “Balancing Act: Focusing on Drawing to Color Tones, Darks and Lights”, and Karen Knutson on March 9- 10 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”.  All workshops are virtual and non-members are welcome! “How Great Thou Art” Is open to Members only.  (It’s time to join!)  The Rickie Report shares the details of each workshop and a sneak peek.  We are sharing these dates early because we know that PBWS workshops often close out!  Make your reservations now!

 

 

 

  www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS      OPEN

NOW     Thru     DECEMBER  30,  2021

WWW.CLOUDFOLIOS.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN    TO    NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 “Balancing Act: Focusing on Drawing to Color Tones, Darks and Lights”

Jane McIntyre

 February 16

 

 

 

 

 

 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”

Karen Knutson

March 9- 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

To register, or for more info, please call Adrienne Walker at 516-885-4199

To register with Venmo use adrienne-walker-32
PayPal use pbws2021@gmail.com
Zelle use pbws2021@gmail.com

Credit Card call Adrienne 516-885-4199

Please put your information as follows when you register Name of Workshop

Your Name:__________________________

Phone # ____________________________

Email:______________________________________________

 

For more information call Susan Pecker (561) 445-3440 or Paula Epstein (561) 455-6049

$100 deposit to register per workshop ~

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ~ call Susan Pecker (561) 445-3440

MAIL CHECK PAYABLE to PBWS and mail with application to: Jimmy Walker

6442 Emerald Breeze Way  Boynton Beach, Florida 33437

Name _____________________________________

Address ___________________________________________

City _____________________ State ___________ Zip Code __________

Phone ____________________

Cell _____________________

Email _________________________

TO USE PAYPAL, GO TO PAYPAL AND ASK TO PAY, pbws2021@gmail.com

 

For more information:

Email: pbws2021@gmail.com

 

palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Martin Arts 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Spans All Media. Don’t Miss The In-Person And Virtual Exhibit Now Thru November 20 And Virtual Artist Panel Discussion Thursday, November 4

Martin Arts’ “31st Annual All Florida” Juried Art Show is open NOW through November 20, 2021. The show started as a local juried art show and has grown to encompass all Florida artists! Juror Kirk Ke Wang was impressed by the entries.  A handful of artists will join a virtual panel to discuss their works on Thursday, November 4 with Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex moderating The entire Free exhibit is being offered in a hybrid manner, both virtual and in-person at the Courthouse Cultural Arts Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the top winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

31   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676

 

 

1st Place: “Backward Glance” by Julie Feldman

 

 

Artist Panel Discussion (virtual)

Thursday,  November 4     6pm

 

Free to Register on MartinArts.org

 

 

Moderated by Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex, the discussion will feature several of the award winning artists from the exhibition talking about their work and inspirations.

 

 

 

 

2nd Place: “It’s Not What it Seems” By Bonney Goldstein

 

Exhibit Dates Now through November 20, 2021

 

 

Gallery Hours:    Tuesday 10 am–6 pm         Wednesday–Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested

 

*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations

 

 

 

 

A 31-year legacy exhibition showcasing recent art by all Florida artists in all media. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and serigraph from 61 artists from Tallahassee to Miami.

 

 

The All Florida Juried Art Show will also be virtual, please check the website for a link to see it, if you are unable to visit the Court House Cultural Center to see it in the gallery space in person.

 

 

 

3rd Place: “Sunshift Yellow Blue Yellow” by Suzanne Williamson

 

 

 

Kirk Ke Wang, Juror:

Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Visual Arts of Eckerd College and a Board Director of the Ringling Museum of Art, is a painter, sculptor, photographer, mixed media artist, as well as an educational software developer. He was born in Shanghai, China, and received MFA degrees from the Nanjing Normal University in China and University of South Florida. Mr. Wang maintains a studio in Tampa and NYC, and he often travels back to his hometown, Shanghai.  To learn more about the juror visit: http://www.kirkkewang.com/ 

 

 

Honorable Mention 1st Place “The Passion of Daedalus” by Amy Broderick

 

 

 

Featuring Artists:

 

Laird | Robert Arbogast | Kenneth Arguinzoni* | Bruce Bain  Jane Baldridge | Steven Beverage | Barbara Bose | Thomas Boudreau | Marc Bridger* | Amy Broderick | Sea Carlson |Megan Castellon | Carl Clark | Gina Coccaro | Kimberly Engel | Julie Feldman | Christian Feneck | Janet Folsom | Dale Forbes | Bonney Goldstein | Carla Golembe | NC Hagood | Donna Haynes Marc Hilton | Jennifer Hoffman | Judy Horowitz | Ates Isildak | Etheard Joseph | Carson Kapp | Jenny Keyser | Mark Kirby | Michael Knapp | Linda Knowles | Joe Korte | Luis La Rosa  | Christopher Light* | Mia Lindberg | Ellen Lindner | George Lupo Eileen Lyons | Annette Margulies | Erin McCullough* | Lynn Morgan | Ania Moussawel | Gerald Obregon | Andy Owen | Chad Periman | Diane Powers-Harris | Amber Quimby | Galal Ramadan* | Dan Remmel | Linda Reymore | Paula Rucket | Nadine Saitlin | Alma Shoaf | Harold Silvers | Rebecca Stack | Anne Stagg | Lisa Tishman | Suzanne Williamson | Marcelle Zanetti

(*Only exhibiting in Virtual Gallery)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions 3rd Place “Gravitational Wave Sensor” by Luis La Rosa

 

 

 

 

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

 

Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

 

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One-Of-A-Kind Artistic Musical Instruments, “Musical Masterpieces” Are Being Auctioned To Benefit Palm Beach Symphony. Bidding Is Open Now Through November 10. Open Worldwide To Music And Art Lovers

The Palm Beach Symphony announces an exciting art auction of one-of-a-kind musical instruments which have been artistically enhanced by 27 artists!  For music lovers, this is an extraordinary opportunity to show your love of music and the visual arts by participating in this FUNdraiser!  Bidding is open NOW through 11 pm on Wednesday, November 10. Local winning bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception held at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.  Non-local bidders will have their winning bid item sent to them. Since this is a virtual auction, art patrons from around the world can take part! Each one of these “Musical Masterpieces” are sure to become a treasured heirloom. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

 

 

 

Bidding    is    OPEN    NOW!

 

 

 

Bidding   Closes   11  pm    on   Wednesday,  November  10

 

 

 

Champagne Reception

Friday, November 12

 

 

Zero   Empty   Spaces 

11300 Legacy Avenue  Suite #140

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410

 

 

 

Local winning bidders can pick up their art at this time. 

        Non-local bidders will have their winning bid item sent to them.

 

 

 

“Musical Masterpieces” Curators, Anthony Burks (top)and Faith Schwack (bottom) With their own masterful creations!

 

 

 

Palm Beach Symphony and Zero Empty Spaces will present “Musical Masterpieces,” a collection of 38 artworks that incorporate musical instruments created by more than two dozen local artists. Following the exhibition, the works will be auctioned to benefit both non-profit organizations. The exhibition will be on view at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens through Wednesday, November 10, and all art is available for purchase virtually through the exhibition’s close. Local winning bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception held at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.

 

 

 

Extraordinarily talented local artists have taken instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art

 

 

 

“Partnership and collaboration are among our core principles, and we are excited to join forces with Zero Empty Spaces for the first time,” said David McClymont, CEO of Palm Beach Symphony. “Each year the symphony receives, rehabs, and donates instruments to underserved students or school music programs in Palm Beach County. These extraordinarily talented local artists have taken instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Musical Masterpieces” exhibition was curated by resident artists Anthony Burks and Faith Schwack. A selection of works will also be displayed in the lobby of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Sunday, November 7, for the opening of the Palm Beach Symphony 2021-22 season. Guest pianist Hélène Grimaud and flutist Valerie Coleman will usher in the season with a 3 p.m. program featuring the works of Robert Schumann and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $25-$95 and are available here or by calling (561) 281-0145.

 

 

 

 

 

“Our mission at Zero Empty Spaces is to expand the appreciation of all genres of art to create a thriving cultural community,” said Andrew Martineau, Zero Empty Spaces co-founder and managing partner. “The musical instruments provide a unique canvas to our artists, and the auction will benefit our artists as well as support the Palm Beach Symphony.”

 

 

 

All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

Bidding is open NOW

 

 

M E E T        THE       A R T I S T S:

Andrew Holliman

Anthony Burks

Bonnie Bruner

Carolyn Edwards

Cassandra Nordenbrock

Cocoa Bowden

Cynthia Simmons

Dorian Frith

Extraordinary

Faith Schwack

Gretchen Cocuzza

Iael Nuchovich

Jamal Clarke

Kathleen Ross

Kitty Burri

Kyle Lucks

Linda Zerpolo

Lupe Lawrence

Marianela Perez

Mellisa Mastrangelo

Monica Meerworth

Nicole Gallucio

Pamela Hodges Macatee

Patricia Lappin

Patrick O’Leary

Paul Giurguis

Sandra LULA Gover

Scott Jeffries

 

 

 

 

All the pieces can be viewed and bid online Click: HERE 

Bidding is open NOW

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

Website https://www.palmbeachsymphony.org/musical-masterpieces

Email: Katrina Wynne   kwynne@palmbeachsymphony.org

Twitter:  Palm Beach Symphony @pbsymphony

Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/pbsymphony

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/pbsymphony

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/palmbeachsymphony

 

 

 

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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

!

 

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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What Is Crypto Art And How Does It Work? What Effect Will This Have On Consumers Beyond The Art World?

A mega emerging marketplace has opened for artists to sell digital art online.  How does it work? What are NFTs and what does Blockchain have to do with art, music, and collectibles? How does this change artists relationships with brick and mortar galleries?  This is already producing ripples in cross-over industries. The Rickie Report shares an informative article about Crypto Art, written by Carolyn Edlund of Artsyshark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Edlund Graham

 

 

WHAT     IS     CRYPTO     ART?

 

 

 

Crypto Art is a new market for digital artworks traded securely with blockchain technology. It’s often sold through online platforms using cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. Artworks are paired in the crypto space with “non-fungible tokens” (NFTs) which authenticate each work as scarce and unique.

 

Blockchain technology is a decentralized, trustless system that provides transparent, verifiable documentation for the artist as creator and for collectors as the owners of the art, and shows provenance over time as a permanent record. It is even being used to authenticate and track physical artwork as a way to reduce fraud and increase consumer confidence. But the application of this technology actually has a vast number of uses, including financial services, security and privacy, legal applications and more.

 

 

“Rebirth of the Yesterbeasts” by Marc-O-Matic, sold for 3.75eth ($3,105) on Makers Place

 

 

 

Where does the Crypto Art market exist?  New online marketplaces such as SuperRare, Rarible, Open Sea and others have cropped up that allow digital artists to display and sell through auction or outright sale. NFTs are not always art; they can take the form of music, collectibles, and even digital real estate. This hot market has recently produced astonishing headlines and gained lots of interest from collectors, investors and others.

 

 

Marc-O-Matic is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia who entered the Crypto Art market during the last year and found it to be tremendously profitable. Marc describes his art as a compilation of illustration, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), designed to provide an immersive technology experience.

 

“Augmented Reality allows you to create an intersection between art and digital,” he says. “I fuse traditional skills with AR to present art in different engaging ways by repurposing illustrative work and augmenting it to become an experiential and engaging way to view art.”

 

 

In the immersive environment (which may be a gallery or other space) artwork is viewed through mobile phones or tablets to access the AR housed in an app he developed. The physical work acts as a QR code that triggers the animation. In the video below, Marc-O-Matic explains his work, while using AR to produce animation that mimics his facial gestures.

 

 

 

 

“The Inquisitive Hermit Crab”, by Marc-O-Matic sold for 14eth ($5,151) on SuperRare

 

 

 

His work is sold on several online platforms including SuperRare, a platform on the Ethereum blockchain which has a curatorial selection process (and a high volume of artists applying). Artists submit images and a video of their work for approval. Each sale made on SuperRare involves a 15% commission plus a charge to pay the “gas” fee charged when spending Ethereum. The artist will be paid again if and when a secondary sale is made, with 10% of the price going directly to them automatically through the blockchain—with no middle man involved.

 

 

Marc-O-Matic notes that digital art isn’t the only thing you can sell on the blockchain; you can sell physical art as well. “I’ve recently created physical painted prints,” he says. “Each artwork has a wax seal signature, embedded with NFT chips behind that seal that contain information about the art, its origin and more. When scanned, it leads to a website that shows records of the transactions of the physical art and its history of ownership. You can essentially embed NFT chips in your own artwork to authenticate ownership and value.”

 

 

That is part of the appeal of the blockchain, which eliminates the “smoke and mirrors” that can sometimes happen with brick and mortar gallery sales where artists don’t know who has purchased their work. The technology is transparent on ownership, allowing artists to benefit from royalties on their own work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Original Oculus” by Marc-O-Matic, sold for 4.4 eth ($7,103) on SuperRare 

 

 

 

 

When art as an NFT can be freely shared online, how does that affect the rights of creator and owner? Marc-O-Matic explains, “If you make a sale, the collector cannot redistribute or reproduce the work in any way, including physical copies. The artist cannot either. It’s a 1 of 1 edition. Doing so would defeat the purpose anyway, since the reasoning behind NFTs is artificial scarcity. The artist could, however, share 3D animations through social media and online, so long as they do not sell it again. And, as digital artwork that has been sold gets proliferated online and becomes popular, it actually adds value to the work. The more people who see it, the higher the perceived value.”

 

 

Why do people collect NFTs? “Everyone has their own drive when collecting,” says the artist. “Some like to buy art at a lower price, and flip it later, so that it pays off as an investment. Others are genuine collectors who see the value of digital assets. They understand that as we dive deeper into a digital world with immersive tech, having NFTs in place offers them importance as owners.”

 

Commissions are also a huge part of this space, as awareness of the investment value of digital collectibles increases. Companies are having NFTs made specifically for them that support their brand. The NBA recently dropped a series of collectible packs of player trading cards that has exploded in popularity. This opportunity to monetize is crossing industries and will increase in the foreseeable future.

 

 

 

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NFTs may have other functions included within them, above and beyond just the art. There are multiple uses, such as unlocking another world inside of a piece of art. Marc-O-Matic poses a potential use, saying “An emerging musician can create tracks with interactive visuals. Imagine purchasing a track of music as an NFT that includes an embedded interview with the artist or something else special. That may be originally purchased for $50.00 but could be worth thousands of dollars when they are famous.”

 

If an artist wanted to get involved in the Crypto Art market, how would they begin? He lays out several steps. “First, do your research in order to understand this new world, how it works, and what the value is. I recommend an article titled The NFT Bible published by Open Sea. It offers a breakdown of the history of tokens, the reasoning behind them, and what makes them so unique and special.”

 

 

The next step is to get set up. “You will need a crypto wallet, which is where you store your currencies, and how you conduct transactions,” he says. “It also is a key to unlock your account on certain platforms. So if I was going to sell a work on SuperRare, I need a wallet to unlock my account. Each wallet has a unique address, and I would use that address to distribute art on that platform. Metamask is one of the more popular wallets to use.”

 

 

Artists who want to sell would also need to acquire cryptocurrency in the form of Ethereum. This allows you to pay gas fees to process and validate transactions, and also to receive payment in the currency, to be held in your cryptocurrency wallet.

 

 

In order to find a platform to list your NFTs, you will need to evaluate those options. Some are curated, requiring a submission process and subsequent approval. Others (such as Rarible and Open Sea) do not. Then, upload your art and start trading!

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Award Winners Of Current Virtual Exhibit, “Vibrance” And Will Award Scholarships At May 12 Meeting

Wellington Art Society (WAS) will present scholarships to three deserving high school seniors through its Scholarship Program at the May 12, 2021 meeting. A Meet-and-Greet, Member Spotlight, and presentation will take place via the WAS virtual Zoom link.  The public is invited to this FREE event. Over the past 2 decades WAS has awarded over $100,000 to students within our community!  WAS virtual juried art show “Vibrance” continues until June 2nd.  Featuring 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, it includes painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Scholarship Recipients and the Award Winners of “Vibrance”, juried by Chris Kling.  

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY  MEETING

 

Wednesday,  May 12, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 ANNUAL     SCHOLARSHIP    AWARDS

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

EMAIL:  presidentofwas@gmail.com for the FREE Zoom link. 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“VIBRANCE” 

 

NOW through June 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Makena Vargo of American Heritage School, Olivia Cunningham of The King’s Academy and Sasha Bass of Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA). The scholarships will be presented by WAS Scholarship Chair, Lynn Doyal. Each student will have the opportunity to share about their work and plans for the future. 

 

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) has been supporting the advancement of arts in the Palm Beach community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue art careers, provide programming that expands art in public places, and to make art accessible within the community daily. 

 

1st  Place – “l’Ingenue, 2021”, Oil and spray can on canvas by Sandra Encaoua

 

The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art related College and University expenses and tuition costs.  Over the past 2 decades WAS is proud to have awarded over $100,000 to students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and arts advocates. 

 

 

2nd Place – “Magnolia”, photo digital art by Mauricio Perry

 

 

To support the Scholarship Program, the WAS relies solely upon money raised from donations, membership dues, monthly raffles, artist exhibitions, annual art shows, and commissions. To make a donation, please visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org.

 

 

3rd Place – “$35,000 Valentines”, watercolor by Jean Howard

 

WAS is currently holding a juried art show called “Vibrance” going on now until June 2nd. This exhibit features 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

To View “Vibrance” or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit:

 https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en/wellington-art-society.

 

 

ARTIST    AWARDS:

 

On Wednesday, April 28th, the WAS hosted a special Awards Reception for “Vibrance”. Awards were presented via Zoom by distinguished judge, Chris Kling.  The winning artists are:

 

1st Place – “l’Ingenue, 2021”, Oil and spray can on canvas by Sandra Encaoua

2nd Place – “Magnolia”, photo digital art by Mauricio Perry

3rd Place – “$35,000 Valentines”, watercolor by Jean Howard

1st Honorable Mention – “Fallen”, photo imaging by Susan Oakes

2nd Honorable Mention – “Clear as Day”, stained glass by Marcia Green

3rd Honorable Mention – “Emerge”, acrylic by Laura Jaffe

 

In addition to these awards, the WAS also selected an artist at random to win a 1-hour art marketing consultation with Rickie Leiter of The Rickie Report www.TheRickieReport.com. The winner of this prize was acrylic artist, Heather Bergstrom.

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society:

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or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Virtual Art Show, “Vibrance” Showcasing Over 65 Original Works Of Art. Sales Benefit Scholarship And Community Outreach Programs. Opens April 2 With Zoom Awards Reception April 28

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) presents “Vibrance”, a juried virtual art show April 2 to June 2, 2021. It features 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. Awards will be presented by distinguished judge, Chris Kling at a Zoom Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 28. The public is invited to this free event.  The winning artists will talk about their works, inspiration and creative process at the Awards Reception. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

ANNOUNCES 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“VIBRANCE” 

 

April 2 through June 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM  AWARDS  RECEPTION

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

 

7:00  –  8:30 pm

 

EMAIL:  presidentofwas@gmail.com for the FREE Zoom link. 

 

 

“Chance” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

“Vibrance” Virtual Art Show is a free on-line event which will be presented through Kunstmatrix, which is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated virtual exhibition space.

Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor.

A guided tour is also available as an option.

 

 

“Auntie Marie” by Jean Howard

 

 

PARTICIPATING     ARTISTS:

 

 

Victoria Albrecht ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Donna Donelan ⋅ Sandra Encaoua ⋅ Del Foxton ⋅ Marcia Greene ⋅ Jean Howard ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅ Liza Karsai ⋅ Sharon Kleiman ⋅ Vivian Koppelman ⋅ Lou Ann LaBohn ⋅ Rachael Laub ⋅ Joanne MacLeod ⋅ Joseph Marcou ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Mauricio Perry ⋅ Nancy Tilles

 

 

“Magnolia” by Mauricio Perry

 

 

Awards will be presented by distinguished judge, Chris Kling at a Zoom Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 28, 7:00-8:30 pm. The public is invited to this free event. The awards that will be given out are as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place with Honorable Mentions. In addition, there will be a special prize awarded to one of the exhibiting artists based on a random drawing: a one-hour consultation with Rickie Leiter publisher of The Rickie Report  www.TheRickieReport.com. The winning artists will talk about their works, inspiration and creative process at the Awards Reception.

 

WAS is delighted to have Chris Kling, an award-winning artist, instructor, and gallery owner as the judge for “Vibrance”. She is represented by Palm City Art and Frame, and is the owner of Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor of Stuart, Florida. She is also on the faculty of the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida.

 

Chris tells The Rickie Report, “Being an artist is not just my career. It is an integral part of who I am and is something that I am compelled to do. I work in oil primarily in a traditional manner but with a contemporary flair through color, composition, value, and application of paint. Color sings to me and I try to use its harmony to evoke an emotional connection with others.  I love to paint plein air which helps my studio work retain an authenticity that only comes from observation of life.  Painting, to me, is reaching out to find the common emotional connection between all of us.”

 

 

 

Images of artworks by Juror, Chris Kling

 

Chris has received numerous awards for her landscapes and portraiture through the United States and with the portrait Society of America. She has been honored with back to back “Best of Show” awards in festivals and competitions. Her commissions for oil portraits and landscapes are held in private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.

 

 

Chris Kling served as one of the “Florida’s Finest Ambassadors” for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Fun Fest 2019 and was an invited artist the last three years in the New Smyrna Paint Out, Delray Plein Fun Fest 2019, and won Best Seascape in the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2019.  She currently teachers Oil Portraiture, Figurative, and Plein Air Workshops through the Artist’s Nook in Stuart and the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.  She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, NOAPS, Martin Artisans Guild, and Plein Air Palm Beach.  Her work is in several galleries in Florida.  She is represented by Palm City Art and Frame and is the owner, along with her family, of Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor in Stuart, FL. Follow her on Facebook @chrisklingstudio and visit her website at www.chrisklingartist.com.

 

 

 

 

For more information about “Vibrance”, or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit: https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en/wellington-art-society.

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society:

 www.wellingtonartsociety.org

or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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