No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF) Goes To South Beach’s MUSE Modern & Contemporary Art Fair With 34 Artists. Get Tickets For December 6th Artist Award And Fundraiser To Continue Support And Grants For Upcoming Artists

MUSE Modern & Contemporary Art Fair invited curators Anthony Burks & Trina Slade-Burks of ATB Fine Art Group Inc. (ATB) to produce an exhibition for the nonprofit  No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF). NMSAF’s mission is to help artists be sustainable personally and professionally. NMSAF Goes to South Beach brings 34 artists from Florida to exhibit and sell their art during Miami Art Week. Join NMSAF on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 for the Artist Award Ceremony and fundraiser event to raise funds for artist grants and student scholarships. MUSE is the only fair dedicated to Black, Multi-Cultural, and women artists in Miami Beach during Miami Art Week & Art Basel weekend one of the top international art events in the world. The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks plus GRANT INFORMATION for all artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

660 Washington Avenue      Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

 

 

 

Together MUSE and ATB aligned their missions to help in NMSAF’s vision in growing new prospects for these Florida artists of legacy building.

 

 

Artist Award Ceremony**

Wednesday, December 6th

6 – 10 pm

 

 

 

**Artist Award Ceremony and fundraiser event is a ticketed event.

 

This is an opportunity for YOU to support NMSA

Raise funds for artist grants and student scholarships

 

 

 

 

Visit https://www.nmsaf.org/  

 

 

CALENDAR & TICKETS:

 https://nmsafgoestosouthbeach.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 2018, the Palm Beach County nonprofit, NMSAF has helped artists throughout the South Florida area with grants, scholarships, awards, exhibition chances and business development opportunities.

 

 

 

The exhibition runs from November 30-December 10, 2023.

 

 

 

 

Bringing these artists to Miami Beach will contribute to the economic impact of the city as well as give the artists the opportunity to connect, communicate and sell to international art collectors from all over the world.

 

 

 

 

“From the Block to the Canvas” by David German (Palm Beach County)   Mixed Medium  47.5”x72”

 

 

“My profound connection to music and the pulse of hip hop culture infuses every brush stroke and line I create. This synergy has propelled me to explore the intricate relationship between music and visual art through my project, Concept Rhythm. In it, I apply the principles of design and the discerning eye of an art critic to music, revealing the profound synchrony between these two seemingly disparate worlds.”  David German

 

MUSE is the only fair dedicated to Black, Multi-Cultural, and Women artists in Miami Beach during Miami Art Week & Art Basel weekend one of the top international art events in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

“Watershed” by Jane Lawton Baldridge (Martin County)  Acrylic Painting  49” x 34”

 

 

“My paintings are stories about my life on the water. Perfect days spent scudding along on the wavelets that reflect diamonds or bashing headlong into waves trying to survive the storm. I am grateful to have an unusual history of waterborne adventures. I want to share my stories and experiences with the audience in hopes of heightening their awareness of its importance, beauty and fragility.”

 

 

Thirty-four artists from Duval, Brevard, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties are represented in the NMSAF Exhibit.

 

Baseball Raydio Dynamic  Sculpture Restomod by Raymond Fernandez (Dade County) 50” tall, 18” wide, 12”

 

“I see my work as away to unite the past with the present by melting vintage and modern with unmistakable artistic flair. My goal is to spark a sense of history in others, uniting us all through time with an unforgettable multi-sensory experience.” Raymond Fernandez

 

 

This MUSE exhibit features an eclectic mix of paintings, photographs and sculptures from Black, Hispanic, Caribbean, and African artists residing throughout the US and abroad.

 

“Beach Slayer” by Matthew Yeandle ( Palm Beach County) Photograph Printed on Metal Size: 36″x36″

 

 

“My creative foundation developed as a multimedia artist and my experience over the years in the fashion and beauty industry has manifested itself in my present works of photographic art. My goal is to create images that resonate with current modern sensibilities. I am inspired by putting a fresh face on even older iconic subjects. Beauty draws me with a single hair.”

 

 

 

Artist Award Ceremony**

Wednesday, December 6th

6 – 10 pm

 

 

 

**Artist Award Ceremony and fundraiser event is a ticketed event.

 

 

This is an opportunity for YOU to support NMSA

Raise funds for artist grants and student scholarships

 

Visit https://www.nmsaf.org/  

 

 

CALENDAR & TICKETS:

 https://nmsafgoestosouthbeach.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

 

Artist Names & IG Handle

AlPi @Alpi_Fine_Arts

Ann Friedlander  @annfriedlander

Anthony Burks Sr @ampburks

Arielle Charis Yebba @iam_aricharis

Barry Seidman @barry_seidman

Batia Lowenberg @batialowenberg

Camilla Webster @camillawebster

Clifton Webb @clifton_gwebb

David German @Concept_Rhythm

Elie Lescot III @elielescotpaintings

Garry Mabour @garrymabour_art

Gary Kroman @Garykroman

Jahnoi Smith @jai.h.noir

Jane Lawton Baldridge @janelawtonbaldridge

JanJak II @JanJakartJanJakII

Jarett Walker @jwalkertheartist 

Kyle Lucks @kylelucksfineart

Linnea Botanicals @linneabotanicals 

Luis Valle @el_chan_guri

Lupe Lawrence @lawrencelupe

Lyndale Pettus @lyndalep.photography1

Matthew Yeandle @beautybymatt_

NOON @anouckjourdaa

Pia Dugger @piafauna 

Ramel Jasir  @rameljasir

RASIN @Joejunior.racine_rasin

Ray Fdez @ray_fernandez_art

Renata Rodrigues @renatarodriguesart

Scott Jeffries @scottart

Stacey Mandell @stacey.mandell.art 

Tracy Guiteau @GuiteauArt

Victor DiPilato  @DiPilato.art

Zbigniew Kijak @zbigniewzee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Council’s Artist Innovation Fellowship Program celebrates the artistic process and supports professional artists in all artistic disciplines with funding to pursue new avenues of creativity, expand upon current work, and other endeavors to propel his/her career forward. The Artist Innovation Fellowship Program is expanding to include funding for ten $7,500 fellowships in 2024. Each fellow has one year to complete their activities. The program culminates with an exhibition and performance showcase at the Cultural Council’s headquarters in 2025.

 

The application deadline is December 22, 2023.

 

APPLY NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About ATB and NMSAF:

Created in 1992, ATB  is an art-based consulting firm that creates, sells, promotes, and educates art of different disciplines nationally. This includes visual, graphic, publishing, performing and literary arts. They have created art events and exhibitions throughout South Florida and NYC since 2004. In partnership with NMSAF,  ATB has impacted thousands of creatives assisting the artists sustainability personally and professionally with funds and services. Though the company and the nonprofit are both based in Palm Beach County, the South Florida creatives from Brevard County all the way to Dade County have benefited from these two groups whose vision is to help artists build their legacies.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Trina Slade-Burks, Vice President  ATB Fine Art Group Inc

 

We are creating a new website. In the meantime, you can check out the following:

 

 

https://www.atbfineartists.com/

https://linktr.ee/ampburks

https://www.ethnicmermaids.com/

https://linktr.ee/nmsaf

 

 

 

THANK  YOU  TO  OUR  SPONSORS  &  PARTNERS:

ATB curators

NMSAF host

MUSE presenting sponsor

Cultural Council sponsor & partner

Discover the Palm Beaches partner

 

 

 

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

Continuum 2019 Brings Exhibit Of 80+ Fine Artists, Lectures, Body Painting Challenge, Fashion Show, Auction, Brunch, And Other Art Activities January 10 – 19

 The mission of CONTINUUM WPB 2019 is to collaborate between different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  The curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks and Craig McInnis are pleased to announce that over 80 visual artists will have their work displayed in the former Mac Fabrics Clematis Street location in West Palm Beach.  In addition to 2D and 3D artworks, the public is invited to attend a myriad of activities from January 10 – 19.  Each day will have its own vision, which makes this art fair a unique experience.  All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation.   We are pleased to be a supporting sponsor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

426-428 Clematis Street   West Palm Beach, FL

  (Formerly Mac Fabrics)

 

 

Gallery is Open to the Public  

Free Admission

January 11-19, 2019

Noon – 9:00pm ( unless otherwise stated)

 

 

 

Continuum will also be at ArtPalmBeach January 16-19, 2019

Palm Beach Country Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

Curators of Continuum Left to Right: Craig McInnis, Trina Burks, Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

 

Curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, and Craig McInnis tell The Rickie Report, “We are back in the downtown West Palm Beach area bringing you all the great things that CONTINUUM WPB arts has always provided. Each day will have its own vision that makes this art fair a unique experience. All charitable contributions go to the No More Starving Artists Foundation”.

 

 

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS:

Thursday, January 10    

V.I.P. Black Tie Fundraiser Gala: 

No More Starving Artists Foundation

 7:30 – 10:00pm 

 

 

 

Attire: Formal/Cocktail
You are invited to join us at the grand opening of CONTINUUM WPB Arts & charitable fundraising event.
Music entertainment: JM & The Sweets,  DJ  Cole Rippe
Food Provided: by SubCulture Group Restaurants

 

 

 

Friday, January 11

           Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks

6 – 10 pm

Artwork by Brian Wood

 

 

Saturday, January 12

       Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day

Noon – 9:00pm

 

Young Masters of Continuum 

 

 


All day activities for your artists to learn from professional artists.
Age 14-18. Must have Parent consent. Younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Demonstrations.
The presentation will be about fluid acrylics, manipulating the paint with different techniques and tools.
6:00pm Student Art Presentation
8:00pm-Student Awards

 

 

 

Sunday, January 13

         Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture

 11:30am – 2:00pm

 

 

Sculpture by Edrian Thomidis

 

Tuesday, January 15

        Artists Lunch & Lecture

 Noon – 2:00pm 

 

Artwork by Tony Curry

 

Wednesday, January 16

   Sponsor this night for a private party!

 

Jewelry by Maria Tritico

 

 

 

Thursday, January 17

      Quarter Auction Fundraiser

 7:00 – 10:00 pm 

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event. A great opportunity have fun, raise money for a deserving charity and win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths. Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.

Join us for the artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
Charitable event to benefit No More Starving Artists Foundation
Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole .

So what do you need to attend?
1) 2 rolls of quarters
2) A few dollars to buy your paddles & raffles.
3) Friends to have a good time with!
4) Self determination that you are going to win!
5) Compassion to want to help a charity!

 

 

Artwork by Jen Fisher

 

 

Friday, January 18

          Live Music and Entertainment

7:00 – 10:00 pm 

 

Artwork by Michael O’Keefe

Saturday, January 19

      Body painting and Fashion show

 5:00 – 10:00pm

Melange presents the Body Painting Competition & Runway Show
Competitors:
2017 & 2018 Champion, Becky Osborne
2015 Champion, Georgette Pressler
Renata Rodrigues
Harold Caudio
Luis Valle

 

 

 

CONTINUUM  2019  ARTISTS:

 

Abbey Funk

Adriana Ficarelli

Adriano Ficarelli

Alvaro Rojas

Andrew (Ana` Alu) Hollimon

Anita Seltzer

Ann Friedlander

Anthony Burks Sr

Antoinette Lashley

Barbara Cheives for Afrasia Design

Barry Seidman

Betty Wilson

Brian Cattelle

Brian Wood

Caren YogaPainter Hackman

Carla Trivino

Chad Periman

Chad Steve

Craig McInnis

Cynthia Simmons

Derek Decker

Diane Martin Lublinski

Dmitri Ivnitski

Dr. Miron Abramovici

Dwight Hoffman

Edrian Thomidis

Eduardo Mendieta

Liz Ghitta Segall

Erin Wood

Evan Charney

Flavio Iryoda

Genie Fritchey

Gerald Chodak MD

Gillian Kennedy Wright

Harriet Silverstein

Hazel Griffiths

Henriett Michel

Irene Jalowayski

Jahnoi Smith

Jamaal “Visualist” Clark

James Rabidoux

Jay Hatfield

Jennifer Fisher

John Frazee

John Rachell

Julia Gabrielov

Kalimba Love

Karen H. Salup

Kat Janis

Kathryn Adele Schumacher

Katiana Smith

Lambarri

Lara Chapman

Lashica Hardy

Leo J. Arbeznik

Lucia Gomez

Lynn Doyal

Manon Sander

Maria Tritico

Mark Allen

Mark Walnock

Melissa Mastrangelo

Mike O’Keefe

Nadia Utto

Nancy Tart

Nicholas Kakavas

Nicole Galluccio

Pamela Boullier Ross

Patricia Levey

Ramel Jasir

Renata Rodrigues

Robert Catapano

Robin Wolfenden

Rosemary Fineberg

Sandy Lerman

Sarah Davis

Scott Jeffries

Stacey Mandell

Suhame Miralles Cantero

Suzanne Barton

Teresa Frazee

Tony Curry

Tracy Guiteau

Walter Johnson

William Finlayson

For more information about Continuum:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

“Collaboration IV African Diaspora” Unifies People Through Our Artistic Spirits With Events From September 12 -22nd At City Place Pop-Up Gallery

Related Companies and ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC is bringing Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV to CityPlace in West Palm Beach from September 12-22, 2018. The exhibition will highlight 38 different artists and reflect an African Diaspora, historically known as the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas. Throughout the ten day event there will be unique art, music, literature and food experiences, showcasing the diversity of the diaspora. Some of the events are free and others are ticketed. The focus of Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition is to show the community that there is another aspect of art & culture in a community that many of the Palm Beach County community have yet to experience.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges Art Lovers to get ready for a fabulous series of events! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

The Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV  

September  12 – 22, 2018

 

701 S Rosemary Avenue, Suite 113     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

Some Activities are Free and Open to The Public.  Others Are Ticketed.  Please see below for details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collaboration is revisiting its roots.   The “Collaboration” brand was established as a pop-up exhibition format, allowing artists to hosts exhibitions in alternative spaces rather than permanent locations. ATB’s Anthony & Trina Burks, fiber artist Barbara Cheives and jewelry designer, the late Lea Jefferson, founded Collaboration. The first few exhibitions started in the Burks’ home in the Northwood neighborhood of West Palm Beach.  Since then, Collaboration has exhibited over 550 artists under several themes. Originally created in 2013, the Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country.  We have achieved this not by simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal, but by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves.  

With the help of Related Companies, ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC is bringing Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV to CityPlace in West Palm Beach from September 13-22, 2018. The exhibition will highlight 38 different artists and reflect an African Diaspora, historically known as the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas. Throughout the ten day event there will be unique art, music, literature and food experiences, showcasing the diversity of the diaspora.  “We are proud to partner with ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC by providing a space for its new and thought-provoking pop-up exhibition,” said Gopal Rajegowda, Senior VP, Related Companies. “Art and culture are at the core of the reimagination of CityPlace and we’re excited to bring local artists to the forefront, allowing the public to experience their talent alongside established international artists.”

collaboration: (n) the act of working jointly.

This is a showcase of artists’, presented in homes & businesses allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a more realistic environment rather than a gallery or museum. It allows the artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship without a third party facilitator.

 

 

The vision of this is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas).  This is the third installment of the exhibition.  Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country.  We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves.  Created and curated by the ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, the “Collaboration” brand was established as a Pop-up exhibition format, which allows artists to hosts exhibitions in alternative spaces & not at a permanent location.  ATB’s Anthony & Trina Burks, fiber artist Barbara Cheives and jewelry designer, the late Lea Jefferson, founded “Collaboration”.  The first few exhibitions started in the Burks’ home in Northwood. Since then “Collaboration” has exhibited over 350 artists under several themes. (I.e. Salute to Women, Students of Collaboration, Boys to Men)  The focus of Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition is to show the community that there is another aspect of art & culture in a community that many of the Palm Beach County community have yet to experience.    The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.

 

SCHEDULE:

 

 

Wednesday, September 12   11:30 AM    and  4 – 6 PM

ATB’s Media Blitz, which is a media preview day beginning at 11:30 a.m. Later in the evening, guests are invited to attend two happy hour food, drink and art demonstrations at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The happy hour demonstrations will be done conducted by Chef Boris Seymore of B.D.S Catering & Productions and artist/curator Anthony Burks Sr. They will be giving a snippet of what will take place at the opening night VIP Food Tasting on September 13.    Though the opening night art exhibition is free to the public, tickets should be purchased online for the event food tasting by visiting http://www.atbfineartists.com/2018/08/tickets-for-collaborationafrican.html.

Thursday, September 13    7 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition Grand Opening

Friday, September 14     5:30 – 9 PM

Melange: A Night of Fashion Bazaar

Saturday, September 15    

Gallery Open  Noon – 10 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition-Meet the Artists   6 PM

Sunday, September 16   

Gallery Open  Noon – 8 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition-Marketplace & Workshop   Noon

Thursday, September 20th   

Gallery Open  Noon – 9 PM

Collaboration: African Diaspora-Book Signing featuring Ann Marie Sorrell  7 PM

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Friday, September 21

Gallery Open  Noon – 10 PM

Artists Lunch & Lecture: Business Development  12:30 – 2 PM

Saturday, September 22    

Gallery Open  Noon – 10 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the artists who are participating in this year’s show:

Adriana Ficarelli

Ahimsa Teabout

Alan Laird

Alfonso “Masplata” Rendón

Andrew Hollimon

Anthony Burks Sr.

Ashlee Breyan 

Ashley Ariana

Barbara Cheives

Brian Wood

Caron Bowman

Cynthia Simmons

Edrian Thomidis

Farida Gul Haroon

George Taylor

Gillian Kennedy Wright

Henrimae Bell

Isadore Smith

Jacqueline Sullivan

Jamaal Clark

Jared McGriff

Julia Polonyi

Katiana Jarbath Smith

Kianga Jinaki

Lawrence Jean-Louis

Lupe Lawrence

Lyndale Pettus

Nate Dee

Ramel Jasir

Renata Rodrigues

Robert McKnight

R.Jackson

Scott Jeffries

Shakeera Thomas

Shani Simpson

Shawn Henderson

Trina Slade-Burks

Walter Johnson

 

 

Sponsors of The Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition IV includes:

Related Companies, No More Starving Artists Foundation and Quiet Storm Premier Vodka.  We are also proud to partner with Chef Boris Seymore.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/2018/08/save-date-for-collaboration-african.html. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/2018/08/tickets-for-collaborationafrican.html.

 

About Related Companies:

Founded more than 40 years ago, Related Companies is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, fund management, marketing and sales. In West Palm Beach, Related Companies developed the 72-acre CityPlace, CityPlace Office Tower, 400-room Hilton West Palm Beach directly connected to Palm Beach County Convention Center and RH West Palm: The Gallery at CityPlace. The company is currently undertaking the reimagination of downtown West Palm Beach and evolving into the Southeast’s leading district including best-in-class residential, hotel, culinary, entertainment, education, art, culture and retail. For more information on Related Companies, please visit www.related.com.

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 http://www.nmsaf.org/ follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or https://www.facebook.com/nmsaf/ or contact us on 561-714-6674.

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 http://www.atbfineartists.com/, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or https://www.facebook.com/atbfadllc or contact us at 561-714-6674.

 

 

For more information or if you’d like to be a contributor to Collaboration please contact us at 561-714-6674 or collaboration@atbfineartists.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Continuum WPB Arts Announces Prime Location At City Place And 70 Participating Artists

CONTINUUM WPB Arts’s mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  The curators, Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks and Craig McInnis are pleased to announce that over 70 visual artists will have their work displayed in the former Restoration Hardware site in City Place.  In addition to 2D and 3 D artworks, the public is invited to attend a myriad of activities from January 18-27, 2018.  The Rickie Report applauds Continuum and its partnership with Art Synergy for its 5th Year!  We’re pleased to be a supporting sponsor.

 

 

701 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 112

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

Events Take Place:

January 18 – 27, 2018

 

 

 

This event will be located Downtown West Palm Beach produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC in Partnership with ArtSynergy Inc.

Artist Awards for 2018
CONTINUUM WPB Arts is proud to bestow a variety of awards for visual arts each year that help foster unique and individual artistic growth within our South Florida community. For the last three years, CONTINUUM has awarded over $6500 in cash prizes thanks to the contributions of our Palm Beach County businesses and arts community.

In 2018, our goal is to award close to $3000 in prizes. 2017 welcomed the Young Masters of CONTINUUM program which awarded young artists in Palm Beach County’ fiscal and professional opportunities for their future.

 

Artists 2018

This is by far the largest roster of South Florida artists to ever be exhibited in our art fair. We are excited because it is our 5th annual event and this is a great representation of what CONTINUUM WPB Arts is all about. 70 artists from Brevard- Miami have been juried in for the 2018 showcase. Welcome to the CONTINUUM family.

 

 

 

Adriana Ficarelli
Adriano Ficarelli
Agata Ren
Amanda Valdes
Andrew Hollimon
Andy Denton
Ann Friedlander
Anthony Burks Sr.
Baker Joseph
Barbara Redondo
Barry Seidman
Bonnie Bruner
Candace Day
Caren Hackman
Chad Periman
Chad Steve
Craig McInnis
Dena Lyons
Diane Lublinski
Edrian Thomidis
Eduardo Mendieta
Gary Kroman
Greg Beebe
Hazel Griffiths
Hegina Rodrigues
Helen Kagan
Henriett Michel
Ilene Gruber Adams
Irene Jalowayski
Jacqueline Medeiros
James Rabidoux
Jason Pfeiffer
Jen Fisher
Jerome Glickman
Joel Cohen
John Frazee
Julie Orsini Shakher
Kris Davis
Leo Arbeznik
Lisa Johnson
Louise Noakes
Luis Valle
Lynn Doyal
Maria Tritico
Marilyn Walter
Mark Allen
Mark Cohen
Mimi McCallum
Nancy Pallowick
Natalya Laskis
Orlando Chiang
Paola Gracey
Patricia Maguire
Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg
Renata Rodrigues
Robin Wolfenden
Ruth Sharton
Sami Makela
Sandi Pfeifer
Sarah Elizabeth Davis
Shakeera Thomas
Spence Townsend
Susan Oakes
Suzanne Barton
Svetlana Nogina
Teresa Frazee
Tony Curry
Tracy Guiteau
Zachary Knudson

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/continuumwpb/

 

 

 

 

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Continuum WPB Arts Celebrates 5th Anniversary In 2018 Bringing A Pop-Up Art Show That Knocks Your Socks Off!

CONTINUUM WPB Arts is an annual pop-up art exhibition in a temporary space TBA in the Downtown West Palm Beach during Art Palm Beach.  Produced by A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB), their outreach extends to artists from Brevard to Dade Counties this year. The CALL FOR ART begins!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists, whether emerging or professional, to apply!  The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  This event will be located Downtown West Palm Beach.  ART PATRONS – MARK your calendars!  The Event will be January 18-27, 2018.

 

 

 

Call to Artists for 2018

CONTINUUM WPB Arts

 January 18-27, 2018

in the Downtown area of West Palm Beach

OPEN TO SOUTH FLORIDA ARTISTS

from

BREVARD to DADE COUNTIES

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/call-to-artists-for-2018.html

 apply

A few reminders to artists when applying to CONTINUUM WPB Arts:

-Before submitting work, READ the entire call a couple of times
-Follow directions carefully
-Make sure your images are quality
-Carefully prepare all your information before putting it into your submission
-Do not use work that you previously submitted in previously CONTINUUM WPB Arts calls, whether you were accepted or not.
-Remove your name from everything that will indicate to the jurors who you are. You can replace it with “the artist” or remove it all together. This includes in the artist statement, in the title & the signature on the art.

 

 

 

Curators, Producers: Anthony Burks,Sr,  Trina Slade-Burks,  Craig McInnis

 

 

ATB has worked with the founders of ArtSynergy to create an exhibition in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach during Art Week coinciding with ArtPalmBeach ) and one additional week with the purpose of attracting local and out of town art buyers to a source of local art. ArtSynergy will also be coordinating other art exhibits and events at art districts throughout the county during this period. For more information about other ArtSynergy events and art exhibit opportunities, go to www.artsynergypbc.com.

 

 

ATB manages the CONTINUUM WPB and this Call to Artists. For the last four years with the help of presenting sponsors like the A&E District for the City of WPB, corporate sponsors such as Bombay Sapphire and arts sponsors like the Armory Art Center, CONTINUUM WPB Arts has developed from a simple visual art exhibition to an annual multi-media art fair.

 

 

Each year, CONTINUUM WPB Arts space holds over 200 works of art, including 3D ceramics and sculptures, created by over 50 artists. Cash prizes have been awarded for the last two years and will be again for year five.  Some events at this art fair will include: VIP Black Tie & Sneaker Fundraiser Opening Gala, the Collectors Brunch and Lecture, the Body Painting Battle and the Mélange Fashion Show just to name a few.

 

 

 

For more information about Continuum, becoming a sponsor, volunteering:

http://www.continuumwpbarts.com/p/call-to-artists-for-2018.html

 

 

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ATB Fine Arts Presents “Boys To Men IV” At Center For Creative Education Gallery

ATB Fine Artists presents, in conjunction with The Gallery at Center for Creative Education, the fourth installment of ‘Boys to Men’ art exhibition. ‘Boys to Men’ is a Pop-Up art exhibition that began five years ago in an empty law firm building. The exhibition features an all-male lineup with a range of ages being presented as a mixed media, group art exhibition. This fourth installment features artworks by Andrew Hollimon, Anthony Burks, Sr., BULKS, Craig McInnis, John Rachell, Lee Glaze, Luke Gardner, Marc Ludwigsen, Mark Walnock, Mark Widick, Mckinnon Souverain, Michael ‘Pooch’ Pucciarelli, Nate Dee, Ray Fernandez, Zachary Knudsen, and more.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

425 24th Street  West Palm Beach, FL 33407

cceflorida.org

 

 

 

 

‘Boys to Men IV’
Art Expo 2017
The Gallery at Center for Creative Education

A Special Opening Reception
Saturday, September 9, 2017

6:00 to 8:30 pm

Opening Reception:  $10 Entry – to support the charitable mission of CCE:
Center for Creative Education’s mission is to empower our students to grow academically, creatively and socially through arts-based education. 

 

 

“1945 Air King” by Ray Fernandez

 

Exhibit runs September 2 through October 7, 2017

Exhibition is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours:

Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am to 4:00pm.

 

“Morsi Tigris” by Nate Dee

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

Andrew Hollimon

Anthony Burks, Sr.

BULKS

Craig McInnis

John Rachell

Lee Glaze

Luke Gardner

Marc Ludwigsen

Mark Walnock

Mark Widick

Mckinnon Souverain

Michael ‘Pooch’ Pucciarelli

Nate Dee

Ray Fernandez

Zachary Knudsen

 

“Salvation” by Luis Valle”

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

ATB Fine Artists
Trina Slade-Burks & Anthony Burks, Sr.
E: anthonyb@atbfineartists.com
E: dize@bellsouth.net
W: www.atbfineartists.com   Facebook: atbfadllc

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
T: 561-805-9927 ext. 106
E: jonathono@cceflorida.org
W: www.cceflorida.org    Facebook: cce.florida

 

 

 

 

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Continuum WPB Arts Extends Deadline To Artists And Kicks Off VIP Black Tie And Sneaker Event

CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a temporary pop-up art exhibition and event in the Arts & Entertainment Downtown area of West Palm Beach, Florida that is coordinated & curated by A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) from January 19 – January 28, 2017. ATB will be working with the ArtSynergy to create an exhibition in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach during the week of ArtPalmBeach (January 19-23) with the purpose of attracting national and international art buyers to appreciate and acquire regional art.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all artists to consider applying!  ART PATRONS: MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Thursday, January 19!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Opening Night for CONTINUUM WPB:

V.I.P. Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair

Thursday, January 19, 2017

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The event is to benefit a charity (TBA)

Due to Hurricane Matthew
ARTIST DEADLINE has been EXTENDED
NOVEMBER 6, 2016

 

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Annett Meyer’s Artwork at Continuum 2016

 

APPLICATION:

http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/p/call-to-artists-2017.html

 

 

 

 

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Call to artists for Sneaker Art

 

 

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Sneakers from Continuum 2016, Photo Courtesy of Durga Garcia

 

The opening night for CONTINUUM WPB will be their V.I.P. Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair, on Wednesday, January 19, 2017 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The event is to benefit a charity TBA

Artists will decorate sneakers that will be auctioned at our annual silent auction during the Black Tie and Sneaker Charity Affair.

STEP FORWARD To Add Your Artistry to a pair of sneakers!

http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/p/sneaker-call-to-artists.html

 

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Sneakers by Anthony Burks Sr from Continuum 2016

 

 

 

 

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“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” At the Center For Creative Education Offers Unique Stories Through Eyes, Hands And Lips Of The Artists Themselves

“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” at the Center for Creative Education is being produced by A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  Opening on September 10th with a Public Reception, “Collaboration” will continue through October 21st with lectures, art demonstrations, artists talks and more. The focus is to show another aspect of art & culture in a community that many people in Palm Beach County have yet to experience. This year’s group includes artists who are originally from, reside in or are represented in the State of Florida. We believe that with the partnership of CCE & A.T.B. the “Diaspora” will be another great success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Exhibition, a few sneak peeks and how to RSVP.  Some of these events are FREE, but you MUST RSVP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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425 24th Street   West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

 

 

Join us for the Opening

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 6-8:30 PM

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education

Suggested $10 Entry:

(Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)

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The exhibition runs from September 3-October 21, 2016.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/2016/06/collaboration-african-diaspora.html

 

 

 

 

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“Contemplating” by Michel Basquiat

 

 

 

Their vision is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas). Trina and Anthony Burks explain,”  The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora”.

 

 

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Curators of “Collaboration”, Anthony Burks Sr. and Trina Slade burks

“This is the third installment of the exhibition. Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country. We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves”.

 

SAVE  THESE  DATES:

GET TICKETS FOR THESE EVENTS:

 

Sept. 10 – Opening

6pm-9pm

RSVP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-opening-tickets-26012533187

Sept. 17-Brunch & Lecture

12pm-3pm   Tickets $35 (Limited Seating)

RSVP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-brunch-lecture-picnic-style-tickets-26891550351

Oct. 1-Meet The Florida Highwaymen

10am-4pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-presents-the-florida-highwaymen-tickets-27034864006

Oct. 8- Meet The Artists & Marketplace

12pm-4pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-meet-the-artists-marketplace-tickets-27048894973

Oct. 15-Artist Rodney Jackson reads Rocko’s Big Launch

12pm-2pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rodney-jackson-presents-rockos-big-launch-tickets-26909748783

 

INTRODUCING SOME OF THE ARTISTS:

 

 

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Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

Anthony Burks Sr.

Anthony Burks is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images. Anthony is also co-curator of the exhibition.

 

 

Jonathan Knight

Dr. Jonathan Knight’s mission is to provide the highest quality of fine art available, share his creative vision with all interested viewers and collectors, and continue educating and informing art enthusiasts about collecting, supporting and appreciating fine art of all kinds. Dr. Knight is no stranger to Palm Beach County. In 2000 Sunfest used one of his paints for their Commemorative Print. (work has been also affiliated with Albrecht Kemper Museum Of Art, Artist Showcase of the Palm Beaches, United Industries CO, Stowers Institute, Anheuser Busch Corporate Art Collection just to name a few)

 

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Artwork by Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Bluntson is a professional artist located in West Palm Beach, Fl. She enjoys painting with acrylics as her primary medium. Ore’al has an abstract expressionist style that is riddled with African overtones.

 

 

 

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Artwork by R. Jackson

 

 

 

 R.Jackson (Book signing & reading on October 15, 2016)

R. Jackson is a visual artist, award-winning illustrator, and art director. The Homestead, Florida resident is was an artist in residence at the KROMA Miami Gallery in Miami, Fl & is presently now the director of the gallery. He states “As a visual director, I’m known among my colleagues as someone with a strong work ethic who is not afraid to push boundaries. I am constantly surveying my surroundings for concepts that can be expanded or improved. I am also trying to find the empty spaces where new ones should exist.”

 

 

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Artwork by Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker is a Miami artist who was nicknamed “Giant” as a child. His 6’8″ frame, is slightly intimidating at first. But his larger than life paintings speak volumes of this gentle teddy bear of a man. “I am a student of creativity and expression. My life is simply an open book to the inner world of our urban fabrics but the key to the underworld of self-truth, through the eyes of Addonis.”

 

 

For more information:

A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC: Save the Dates
Save the Dates Opening Reception, Sept. 10th RSVP HERE Brunch & Lecture Sept. 17th RSVP HERE (Limited Seating) Meet The Florida Highwaymen Oct. 1st RSVP …

View on www.atbfineartists.com

 

 

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Special Raffle Fundraiser Event For Two Worthy Artists – Help Save Their Home!

For over 20 years, Anthony Burks and Trina Slade-Burks have supported Palm Beach County artists through their company ATB Fine Artists & Designers. They have curated and hosted art shows, giving emerging artists the opportunity to sell their works. The African Diaspora Exhibition at the Armory Art Center and later at Palm Beach State College brought large numbers of viewers from beyond this area. Their CONTINUUM Gallery was one of the highlights of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy for the past two years.  The Rickie Report shares an opportunity for a WIN-WIN:  You get to choose which art-related raffle items you want to bid on.  The money raised helps the Burks family Save Their Home!  Attention Art Lovers:  This is an amazing opportunity to purchase fine art and fine crafts!  Read the details for this fundraiser at the Brewhouse Gallery on  Saturday, May 23rd.

 

 

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Save Our Home Fundraiser

For

Trina and Anthony Burks

Saturday, May 23, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park,FL

 

The fundraiser will take place at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park on Saturday, May 23. Artists are donating small artworks that will be raffled off that night, and donations will be accepted. In addition, AJ Brockman of Brewhouse Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from that day. The public is encouraged to attend! There is no cover charge. Food, coffees, soft drinks and a wide variety of craft beers will be available for purchase. Live music begins at 8pm. Home made tacos and dips from Tacos don Pepe are on the menu!

 

 

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Anthony and Trina Burks

 

 

 

You would be hard-pressed to find an artist in Palm Beach County that has not benefitted from the hard work of Trina and Anthony Burks. Unfortunately, the Burks family now needs our help. Due to a job loss and unexpected medical issues, they are now at risk of losing their family home.

 

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Save Our Home!

 

 

By the end of May, they may have to leave the house which has served as their business office, studio, and home for many years. Artists have asked how they can help Trina and Anthony. Their friend Suzanne Redmond has decided to host a fundraiser for their benefit so that we can gather their friends and fellow artists together to show our support.

 

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks, throughout their difficult journey, continue to work with emerging and established professional artists in our area.  From banner painting on Clematis Street, to hosting Artists Lunches and Lectures (which bring professionals in the business and legal world together with artists), they continue to give of themselves.  Tonight is the Opening Night of their collaboration with Barbara Cheives.   

 

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Both Trina and Anthony’s artwork will be available for purchase at Kimono Show.

 

 

"Kimono Doll" by Trina Burkes

“Kimono Doll” Mixed Media by Trina Burkes

 

 

"Rhino" Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

“Rhino” Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

 

 Anthony Burks also provides graphic design services for artists, designing their postcards, flyers, logos, and business cards.

 

Anthony Burks working on a painting

Anthony Burks working on a painting

 

 

How Does This Raffle Work?

 

You purchase as many raffle tickets as you want.  Place  tickets in the container in front of the art object you want to win. Place as many tickets as you want in each container. The more tickets you place in any one container, the better your chances are of winning! 

 

"Endangered" by Anthony Burks

“Endangered” by Anthony Burks

 

Brewhouse has coffee, drinks, and now is offering food from  Live music will start at 8:00, so stay and enjoy the band.

If you’d like to donate art items for the raffle, contact Suzanne Redmond at 561-801-6952

 

Here is where Anthony has his artwork now:

Cultural Council
Kimono Show
The Brewhouse Gallery
Creme de la Creme (Northwood)

You can also see his scarves at: http://www.atbfineartists.com/

and his paintings at: http://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/

 

 

 

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Upcoming Art And Kimono Exhibit: Lectures, Sales Of Wearable Art, Fabrics And More

 Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art to bring an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County. This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles. This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles. World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand! The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds. Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th! Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event. The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more!

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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Kimono Tomesode

 

 

 

 This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.

Kimono

Kimono

This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of the Asian experience with the contemporary art!

Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley

Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit

 

10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County

 

 

"Uchikake"

“Uchikake”

 

Leslie Kozuki has been fascinated by Vintage Kimono for most of his adult life, which has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.

 

 

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Les Kuz, World Renown Kimono Expert

 

 

Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism. Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States.

 

 

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

Barbara Chieves tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

 

"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

 

 

Barbara goes on to say, “Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

 

 

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

 

Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks Sr.will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings. He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors.

 

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

 

A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection. Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.

 

 

 

Anthony Burks drawing

Anthony Burks drawing

 

 

Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.

 

 

"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks

 

Anthony tells The Rickie Report, “My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”

 

 

 

Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks

 

Trina Slade Burks tells us, “Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing. I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”

 

"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Trina’s mixed media dolls show her love of drawing and painting combined with fabric artistry.  Trina also has a long personal and professional history with trims, lace and fabrics.

 

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

 

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at: barbara@convergeandassociates.com

 

 

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