Explore Palette Knife Painting At A Master Workshop With Internationally Renowned Artist, MaiYap On Saturday, May 18 At Yvette Michele Studio In Ft. Lauderdale

We’re not sure when MaiYap sleeps, because this internationally renowned artist is so prolific!  Join her on Saturday, May 18 for a Palette Knife Master Class in Fort Lauderdale.  MaiYap is available to teach or give a demonstration to your local arts group, as well as speak about her bright and vibrant artworks.  As she travels the globe ( her next exhibit is in Seoul, Korea), MaiYap always makes time to create, which in turn, inspires others!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this workshop, where to see her artwork, plus some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

“Three Pears” by MaiYap

 

Palette Knife Painting Master Workshop

$75 plus materials. Supply lists will be emailed after registration

 

Register Here!

*This workshop is for artists or people with some experience with painting, not for complete beginners.

 

Saturday May 18th, 2019

 10:00 am to 3:00pm

 

Deadline for registration is May 16th, 2019

 

At:

 Yvette Michele Studio

117 NW 5th Street    Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301

  Phone: 954.372.0096

 

 

Born in the Republic of Panama to Chinese parents, MaiYap has been able to magically blend East and West on canvas. Within the walls of her parent’s home, she was immersed in the beauty, balance and perfection of millennial traditions passed on from one generation to another. Once outside these walls, her senses were overcome by the amazing colors, sounds and energy of the Tropics.

 

 

“Happy For You” by MaiYap

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “Panama provided a bustling backdrop of exciting people, places, and music. Most importantly, its natural surroundings provided the perfect artistic inspiration to imagine and create my magnificent flowers and unique landscapes. It also gave me the courage to voice my concerns and fears about our planet’s welfare through my powerful environmental abstracts”.

 

 

“Boat at Dawn” by MaiYap

 

 

MaiYap asks herself: “Who am I? Where am I going? How can I help the most”?

She says, “The constant search for my true identity, my place in the world and the struggle to preserve our planet are at the heart of all my art pursuits. Painting very detailed and colorful flowers has helped me to reconcile my Chinese background with the vibrant Panamanian world. The wish to anchor myself in this rapid ever-changing world drove me to study the subject of impermanence while depicting the passing clouds and difficult atmospheres. Through the practice of mindfulness meditation I continue to grow while trying to make sense of it all.  My environmental abstracts are the answer to one of my deepest concerns and where life inquiry continues to thrive”.

 

 

“Anecdote of an Inquisitive Mind” by MaiYap

 

 

MaiYap has been interviewed recently:

VoyageMiami

Art Hive Magazine

 

 

MaiYap has exhibited at over 100 International Art Fairs including: Beijing and Shanghai, China, Morocco, Korea, Colombia, and Panama.  She has also exhibited nationally in museums, universities and galleries.  Her artwork can be seen at “ELEMENTS OF ART” (Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, FL), FLOW – GALLERYone at DoubleTree Suites Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and  MUJERES DE FUEGO – Galería Juan Manuel Cedeño, Panama, Panama.  She will be exhibiting at  Plastic Art Fair – Seoul, KOREA

 

 

 

 

MaiYap is represented by the following galleries:

 

Ninoska Huerta Gallery

Coral Gables, FL 33134   (305) 588-1231

 

Collectors Gallery & Framery

114 Nokomis Ave S.  Venice, FL 34285  (941) 488-302

 

Miart Space

151 NW 36 Street  Wynwood, FL 33127  (786) 406-9915

 

Botero Galleries

1998 Trade Center Way #1,  Naples, FL 34109  (239) 596-4644

 

In addition to her exhibitions, MaiYap also teaches the only class on palette knife taught in South Florida, at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens.  She is the Founder and Director of Palette Knife Artists of Miami, the first group of its kind in South Florida, as well as Membership Chair of National League of American Pen Women Coral Gables Branch.

 

 

For further information about this workshop, exhibits, demonstrations or classes:

Email: maiyap@bellsouth.net

Call 305.725.8630

 

 

 

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ArtServe Features “ENDANGERED Fort Lauderdale” From May 2 – 16. Free Admission And Parking. Reception On Saturday, May 11

The public is invited to ArtServe, as it features “ENDANGERED” Fort Lauderdale  from May 2 – 16.  Stop by for this special celebration of fine art and photography of endangered species, which benefits the Center for Great Apes.  The Reception takes place on Saturday, May 11, with refreshments, free admission, and free parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and a reminder to enter the 2019 “ENDANGERED” Exhibit, which will take place during Art Basel in Miami!   

 

 

 

 

Join us for the opening reception for 

ENDANGERED

FORT LAUDERDALE

A celebration of fine art & photography of endangered species benefitting the Center for Great Apes

 

ArtServe,  Gallery 133

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

  Saturday, May 11th 6 – 8pm

Benefits the Center for Great Apes click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy signature cocktails by award-winning Miami Club Rum and a European cheeseboard

 

 

Welcome address by Patrick A Harris,

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale & Center for Great Apes Board Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful and thought provoking exhibition features some of the best art and photography submitted to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest from around the world. 

The show focuses attention on the plight of endangered species and habitats and features work that both celebrates their beauty and documents the threats they face.

 

 

 

“Iguana Pair” June 2017   Oil on canvas by John Rachell  © 2018 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED exhibition is made possible, in part, by:

 

 

 

Exhibit is  Thursday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 16th 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9  am – 8  pm
Saturday: 10  am – 6  pm

ArtServe galleries are free and open to the public.

Parking is FREE!  

 

 

 

This exhibition benefits the Center for Great Apes (CGA), a Florida-based 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary giving lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. Please click here  to learn more about the Center and the wonderful work they do. Please help us support their amazing work.  

 

 

Meet Harry  

 

 

 

 

Harry, with his beautiful long hair and round cheek-pads, is a fully-flanged adult male orangutan. Harry’s background was in the entertainment business in California for a few years, but most recently he lived in Central Florida before finding a permanent home at CGA. With his sweet and agreeable disposition, Harry is charming his new caregivers and has been particularly interested in watching the noisy chimpanzees nearby. He’s eating very well now and has started to explore the grounds in our aerial trailway chutes.

 

CGA is the ONLY accredited sanctuary for orangutans in the United States. It offers a permanent home to more than 50 orangutans and chimpanzees and receives no government funding.  

 

 

Say “hello” to Marco

 

 

 

Marco is the oldest great ape at the sanctuary and arrived here in November 2005 after living alone for 30 years in a tiny, backyard cage in South Carolina.

He was born in the wilds of Africa. When his mother was shot and killed by poachers, Marco was taken to be sold and shipped to North America. He ended up with a circus family and performed in a small traveling circus in Oklahoma. When the circus trainers bought him, he had rickets (a nutritional deficiency of vitamin D). The rickets possibly affected his development and overall size because Marco is the smallest adult male chimpanzee most people have ever seen.

At 55 years old, Marco weighs only about 80 pounds (a full-grown, adult male weighs 145 to 180 pounds in captivity). People sometimes think he looks like a miniature gorilla because Marco has a very square-shaped hip and rear end stance with a lot of silver hair on his back.

When his circus owners retired, they sold the other chimpanzees in their act, but kept Marco as a pet since he was the youngest and smallest. So, for the next 30 years, he lived alone at their home never seeing another chimpanzee. When he arrived at the Center for Great Apes, he was very nervous around the other chimps, but eventually was successfully introduced to Butch, another wild-caught, older ex-circus chimpanzee. Butch and Marco are now the best of friends and don’t like to be parted from each other.

 

 

Please do something amazing and support the Center for Great Apes. Do come to the free exhibition, we will be offering annual memberships at a discounted price or donate now and know you are making a difference in the lives of over 50 intelligent and emotionally aware residents of the Center.

 

Please DONATE NOW  

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

And don’t forget:

 

The 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

is now open and accepting entries!

 

 

The contest and exhibition aim to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

 

Enter Now! 

Deadline for submission is 30th September, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

“Osprey at Sunset”  Photograph on aluminum by Sandy Scott  © 2014 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

You are invited to enter the 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

 

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.  

The Categories for entry are:

 

  • Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

 

  • Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

  • Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2000)

 

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.  

We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs. 

We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  

 

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. Please enter jpeg images of your work through Juried Art Services website.

 

 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.

Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.  First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami December 4th-7th, 2019 during Art Basel Week!

Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. 

 

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.      

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Enter Now!

Deadline for submission is 30th September, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Call To Artists And Photographers For “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Contest 2019. Includes Call For Young Artists. Event Takes Place At Art Basel.

ENDANGERED Art4Apes announces its 7th Annual Exhibit which will take place during Art Basel in Miami, 2019.  This call includes fine art, photography, jewelry, and wearable art. It extends to adults, young artists, and class/group entries. The exhibit’s mission is to focus on issues facing endangered species and habitats (your interpretation). Funds raised go to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of previous winning entries.  We urge you to share this information with young artists, art educators, and community educators. Prize winners will be exhibited in Miami December 4th-7th, 2019 during Art Basel Week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists and Photographers

ENDANGERED 

Fine Art & Photography Contest 2019

 

 

“Magnificent Majestics”  Oil on panel by Helen Crispino © 2019 All Rights Reserved 

 

 

 

The 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries.

 

 

Enter Now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1555

Deadline for submission: September 30 , 2019

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

“Shy Guy’  Photograph by Jerry Biddlecom © 2019 All Rights Reserved 

 

 

 

 

 

This contest and exhibition encourages artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

 

 

Enter Now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1555

Deadline for submission: September 30, 2019

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

You are invited to enter the 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.  This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats.  The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.  

 

 

The Categories for entry are:

     Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) 

     Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

     Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2000)

 

 

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.  

We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs. 

We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run.   You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  Please enter jpeg images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1555

Fine Art and Fine Art Photography Categories:

 

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be made.   Do not submit more than one image of the same Artwork.  

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories.  First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami December 4th-7th, 2019 during Art Basel Week.  Letters offering places in the exhibition will be posted to the entrant’s Juried Art Services account by October 30th, 2019. Keep checking your Juried Art Services account for updates.  

Young Artists Contest

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 2000, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category.  We will accept individual or class/group entries.  Please enter jpeg images of your work through the Juried Art Services website checking the category Young Artists. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 USD for each entry that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes.  Please be sure to include your age at 1st October, 2019.  Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.  First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 4th-7th, 2019.  Keep checking your Juried Art Services account for updates.  

All entries are published on our Facebook page and other social media and on our website at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  We will include your name, the title and All Rights Reserved.  If you would like your website and social media links included, be sure to include them in your Juried Art Services details.  

 

 

“Indochinese Tiger”  Acrylic painting by Young Artist Victoria Midkiff ©2019 All Rights Reserved. 

 

 

 

The deadline for submission: September 30, 2019

 

We regret we cannot accept entries from residents of CUBA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN, SYRIA, Puerto Rico, Quebec and WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. 

Exhibition:

Prizewinners plus a selection of entries of significant merit will be invited to exhibit in the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition, December 4th-7th, 2019, during Art Basel Week.  Entries will be selected based on the jury panel scores and according to how the work fits in the space available and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition.  

Artwork exhibited may be offered for sale, if the artist wishes, and it is up to the artist to determine the price at which it will be offered.  

All sales are subject to Florida sales tax and a 30% “commission” which will be paid as a donation to the Center for Great Apes.  Please read the Terms and Conditions in full either on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  Please bear this in mind when listing the price of your Artwork on the entry form.  

 

 

We plan an extensive Public Relations campaign involving social media, online and print media.  We will provide exhibiting artists with material that they can email to their contacts to encourage them to attend.  A cocktail reception is planned and artists are encouraged to attend to meet the organizers and sponsors and discuss their work with interested visitors.  

 

 

Click here to view the video of our 2018 exhibition:

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care.

Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.      

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Communication

We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

  • Through our website https://www.Art4Apes.com.   We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work.  
  • Through our Facebook page http://facebook.com/art4apes – we encourage you to “friend” our page.  We regularly post as many new entries as we can.  ALL entries will be posted eventually.  
  • We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.  
  • You may email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com at any time with questions.  We try to respond promptly.  
  • You will receive a letter concerning selection of your entry or entries to the exhibition by October 30th, 2019. This will be posted to your account with Juried Art Services.  Please remember to check for mail in your JAS account!  

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun.  We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to compete in a contest and reach a new audience but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.

Please read the contest rules in full on the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. 

 

 

 

“The Crossing”  Photograph by Perla Copernik ©2019 All Rights Reserved. 

 

 

Enter Now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1555

Deadline for submission:  September 30, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Shop At Whitespace Collection In Two Venues: Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show And Art Wynwood

Elayne Mordes will be bringing Whitespace’s unique boutique of body sculpture and wearable art to two events: Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show (February 13 – 19) and Art Wynwood (February 14 – 18).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Whitespace Announces Holiday Boutique In West Palm Beach And Col-lect Boutique At Aqua Art Miami. Be Unique And Wear Unique!

Aqua Fair, takes place during Miami Art Fair Week and Whitespace Col-lect is the place to see the newest unique items that Elayne Mordes has curated!    Be unique! Wear unique at Col-lect on Wednesday, December 5, Thursday, December 6, Friday, December 7, Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9.   The Rickie Report shares the details here and some sneak peeks for the Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 1 and 2 at Whitespace’s home base!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Endangered Art4Apes Presents: “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018 December 5-8 To Benefit Center For Great Apes

Endangered Art4Apes presents “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018 from December 5 – 8th in Miami,FL.  The public is welcome to view the exhibit, partake in Master Classes, the Opening Reception, Artist Demonstrations, Musical Interludes, and Book Signings.  Join in the celebration of wildlife by leading artists and photographers from all over the world!  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and meeting you at the Opening Reception on December 5th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presents:

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018

A celebration of wildlife by leading artists and photographers.

 

 

 

 

“The Golden Lion” by Jean-Paul Ritrovato © 2018. All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 5th to 8th | 2 – 9 pm daily

 

 

Dade Heritage Trust, 190 SE 12th Terrace, Miami, FL 33131, (plenty of parking nearby!)

Benefits the Center for Great Apes

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

 

Wednesday, December 5th

4 – 6 pm    PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS:

 

 

Challenges Facing Wildlife Photographers on Assignment with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books.  Followed by book signing and discussion.

 

 

 

 

“Group Drink” by Ted Schiffman © 2018 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

6 – 9 pm   OPENING RECEPTION:

 

Meet Rickie Leiter, Founder of The Rickie Report and ENDANGERED Ambassador. View the art with flute performance by Grammy nominated flutist Susan E. Schiffman. Cocktails by Miami Club Rum and European cheese extravaganza.

 

 

 

Thursday, December 6th

 

 

6 – 9 pm   MY ART:

Cocktails with three of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists discussing their art and inspiration featuring the work of:

 

Irina Grammatina

 

 

Agata Ren

 

Linda Frost

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum and European cheese extravaganza.

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 7th

 

 

6 – 9 pm   BEHIND THE SHOT:

Cocktails with three wildlife photographers who will give an insight into how they captured their best images! Featuring the work of:

 

 

Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Phoenix 

 

 

Ted Schiffman

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 8th

 

 

Young Artists Forum:

11 am – 2 pm:   SPIRIT ANIMALS:

Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor, Karen Kliethermes, helps  young artists draw and paint their favorite animals. Karen will be painting live throughout the exhibition.

 

 

 

1 – 2 pm:  VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

National Geographic photographer, Ted Schiffman, takes young animal lovers on a VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

 

 

4 – 6 pm:  SAFARI ADVENTURES WITH TED SCHIFFMAN

A student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books. This will be a one hour talk and discussion followed by book signing.

 

 

6 – 9 pm:  Reception

Enjoy the art with flute performance by Grammy nominated flutist Susan E. Schiffman. Cocktails by Miami Club Rum and European cheese extravaganza.

 

 

Full Program of Events: https://www.art4apes.com

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

Full Program of Events:    https://www.Art4Apes.com\

​Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

With grateful thanks to our generous sponsors!

 

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6th Annual “ENDANGERED” Art4Apes Fine Art And Photography Exhibition Invites Everyone December 5 – 8 During Art Basel Week

 The 6th annual ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, celebrating the beauty found in endangered and threatened species, or habitats, will return to the Dade Heritage Trust.  Part of Art Basel week, this exhibit runs  Wednesday, December 5 to Saturday, December 8. It features special programs including classes, live paintings, and discussions, as well as a showcase of the finest work entered in the contest. Proceeds from the contest and exhibit benefit the Center for Great Apes, an award-winning, Florida-based, 501(c)(3) registered sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and we look forward to seeing you at the Opening Reception! There is plenty of parking nearby.

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018

Join us!

Wednesday, 5th – Saturday, 8th December

2 – 9 pm

For a unique exhibition focusing on all that is

ENDANGERED in the world

Have fun and help a wonderful sanctuary!

 

Hours 2 – 9pm

Dade Heritage Trust

190 SE 12 Terrace  Miami, FL 33131

Plenty of parking opposite and in multi-story car parks in the area.

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

If you’re going to be in Miami during Art Week we’d love for you to come visit and enjoy this year’s exhibition:

  • Features work by leading wildlife and nature artists

  • Lectures by Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author

  • Seminars by leading wildlife photographers and some of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists

  • Young Artists Saturday Forum learning to draw and paint animals

  • Miami Club Rum cocktail receptions from 6-9pm each evening

 

 

Program of Special Events:

 

Wednesday, December 5th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING BIRDS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

4-6 pm

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS: Challenges Facing Wildlife Photographers on Assignment with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books.  Book signing and discussion.

Limited seating, RSVP to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

6-9 pm  OPENING RECEPTION:

Meet Rickie Leiter, Judge and Founder of The Rickie Report and ENDANGERED Ambassador. Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process. A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011.

Flute performance by classically trained flautist and arts educator Susan E. Schiffman. Grammy nominated flautist and music educator, Susan Schiffman, was formally trained in music performance and education in France, Italy and New York.

Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

Thursday, December 6th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING APES: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

6-9 pm  MY ART: Cocktails with three of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists discussing their art and inspiration:

Irina Grammatina

Russian-born Irina takes inspiration from her world travels to paint on silk her exquisite designs reflecting her love for nature, wildlife and wild places. Her elegant pieces of wearable art are true collectibles.

Agata Ren

German-born Agata is on a mission to create artwork depicting how human interaction brings about the endangerment of species. Her vibrant and unique work has featured in exhibitions and public installations.

Linda Frost

Linda’s paintings closely resemble photographs and are often mistaken for such, however, she hesitates to label herself as a Photorealist. She feels that it’s the combination of her subject matter, the composition of her paintings and her process that separates her from Photorealism in the literal sense.

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum  & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

Friday, December 7th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING ELEPHANTS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

6-9 pm

BEHIND THE SHOT: Cocktails with three wildlife photographers who will give an insight into how they captured their best images!

Kirsten Hines

Focused on conservation and nature travel, Kirsten is a writer, photographer, and environmental educator with an M.Sc. in biology.

Phoenix Marks

For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art.

Ted Schiffman

Ted Schiffman has been a photographer for 46 years. He developed an interest and direction in color photography as a natural outlet for his many years of training and study as an artist.

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum  & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

 

Saturday, December 8th:

11 am – 2 pm  YOUNG ARTISTS FORUM – SPIRIT ANIMALS: Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor, Karen Kliethermes helps young people draw and paint their favorite animal

1 – 2 pm

National Geographic photographer, Ted Schiffman, takes young animal lovers on a VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING BIG CATS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

4-6 pm  GUEST LECTURE: Safari Adventures with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books

Limited seating, RSVP to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

6-9 pm   SATURDAY NIGHT RECEPTION

6:30-7pm  Flute performance by classically trained flautist and arts educator Susan E. Schiffman

Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. Each submission reflects the interpretation of “endangered,” as it applies to animals, nature, the environment, and plant species, in three artistic categories: Fine Art, including sculpture, jewelry, and wearable art; Photography; and a special category exclusively for young artists. All entry fees for the contest and the proceeds from art sales during the exhibition go to the Center for Great Apes, a 4 Star Charity Navigator rated non-profit, sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

The Center for Great Apes is an extraordinary facility located in Wauchula, Florida whose mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, research, or the exotic pet trade. The sanctuary encompasses over 100 acres and is home to 21 orangutans and 28 chimpanzees. Because of the generosity of artists, sponsors, and patrons that participate in the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest exhibition, the Center’s residents can continue to live and thrive with dignity in a safe, and enriching environment.

 

 

 

About ENDANGERED: Art4Apes:

The ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest, was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. The contest receives entries from all over the world. Entry fees and proceeds support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

For more information about the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition visit https://www.Art4Apes.com.

Join the Conversation:

Web: art4apes.com
Twitter: @art4apes
Facebook: www.facebook.com/art4apes


Instagram: instagram.com/art4apes

About Center for Great Apes:

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. It is the only orangutan sanctuary in North America and one of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries in the world. The Center receives no government funding and relies on memberships, donations, private grants and fundraising efforts to support this vital work.

For more information please visit www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Ray Gross, Hyper-Realism Sculptor/Gallerist Looking For Studio Assistant

Internationally known sculptor and gallerist, Ray Gross is looking for a studio assistant.  Some experience, general knowledge of clay, and working in a studio setting are necessary. Flexible hours (including part-time).  The Rickie Report shares the details here and some of Ray ‘s hyperrealist ceramic pieces exhibited at the Norton Museum of Art and at GARALA in City Place, West Palm Beach.  Ray will taking part in SCOPE at Art Basel in December.
 

 

 

 

 

 

WORK  WITH  A  PROFESSIONAL!!

Ray Gross Fine Art Ceramic Studio in Lake Worth

&

GARALA Art Studio/Gallery in City Place  West Palm Beach

 

GARALA Gallery/Studio City Place West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Work With Ray Gross

Internationally  Known   Sculptor/ Gallerist

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Harley” Porcelain Sculpture Life Size @ Norton Museum Of Art by Ray Gross

 

*Flexible hours (Part Time Available)

*Able bodied, Responsible, Engaging

*$ 12 – 15  to start

SOME   OR   ALL   THESE   VALUABLE   SKILLS:

Handbuilding

Slab Making

Throwing 

Clay Mixing

Loading/Unloading Kilns

Glazing / Painting

Silkscreen

Installation/Art Handling/Display/Photography

Some knowledge of Woodworking/Carpentry

Mold Making 

Packing & Shipping

Maintenance/ Studio Organization

Setting Up at Art Shows (Art Miami Scope, Art Palm Beach, Art Palm Springs) 

 

 

Send  Resume  with  Images  of   your  work  to:   

rayhgross@gmail.com

CALL 561 951 4749

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Announces “Jewelry Lunch & Learn” Plus Bus Trip To Art Basel & Art Miami

The Armory Art Center invites the public to a free “Lunch & Learn Jewelry Casting Demo” on Thursday, November 29th.  Bring your own lunch and an open mind!  On Friday, December 7th, skip the driving and parking hassles and attend Art Basel & Art Miami with the Armory’s Bus Trip!  The Rickie Report shares the details on both and urges you to sign up before all the bus seats are taken!

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.1776   armoryart.org

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn: Jewelry Casting Demo

Thursday, November 29, 2018

12:45 –  1:30PM

 

Jewelry Casting Demo

 

 

 

Join us for a jewelry casting demonstration with our metalsmithing department!

Armory students and the general public are invited to attend this free and exciting opportunity. Lunch and Learn is held from 12:45 – 1:30 pm. Bring your lunch and an open mind not only to learn about art, but also get to know some of our fascinating guests—our veteran and new faculty members, artists-in-residence, visiting master artists, and more.

*This Lunch & Learn will be held in the Jewelry Studio. Head to the registration desk and they will direct you.

Pick up a coupon for $30 off an 8-week class when you attend a lunch and learn. First-time students only.

 

 

Trip  to  Art  Basel  &  Art  Miami

Friday, December 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

Skip the driving and parking hassle. Join us on our bus trip. Tickets are $95 and includes bus ride, tickets to Art Basel and Art Miami/Art Context.

armoryart.org/artbaseltrip

Call (561) 832-1776 to order or purchase tickets!

Itinerary

9:30 a.m.    Bus arrives at the Armory

10:00            Bus leaves Armory

11:15              Bus arrives at Art Miami

2:30               Bus leaves Art Miami

2:45               Bus arrives at Art Basel

6:45               Bus leaves Art Basel

8:15 pm        Bus arrives at the Armory

 

Call the registrar for tickets at (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

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

 

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org

or

Call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season Opening Celebrations, Art Adventures To Venice Biennale, Boutique Series At Whitespace

Elayne Mordes announces the season opening of  Whitespace The Mordes Collection with a multitude of celebrations!  Opening Weekend Celebrations begin November 9th and the Museum is open to the public every  Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday through March 31st.  You will love the addition of  Zahav…Israel Land of Gold plus five curated Col-lect boutiques of wearable art and body sculpture!  Enjoy the art of Dan J. Leahy and Kristin Miller Hopkins.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Plan your calendars now so you don’t miss anything!

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986