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“ARTNADO Village, Best Of All Worlds” Announces Sponsorships For Emerging Artists

Artistic Synergy Inc., a 501©(3) nonprofit, and sponsor of “The ARTNADO Village, The Best of All Worlds” is pleased to announce its Emerging Artists sponsorships. Artists of all mediums, including 2D and 3D art are welcome to apply.  ARTNADO also encourages local businesses to show their support of the arts and artists by adding their names to the Emerging Artists Sponsors.  ARTNADO takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds on February 11 & 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please note: Artistic Synergy Inc. is not related to Art Synergy

 

 

A R T N A D O   V I L L A G E 

The Best Of All Worlds

 

February 11 & 12, 2017

S. Florida Fairgrounds

 

 

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ARTNADO ANNOUNCES CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS FOR EMERGING ARTISTS

 

 

ALL MEDIUMS , INCLUDING 2D AND 3D ART ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

ARTNADO’S corporate sponsorships  include an option for local businesses to directly sponsor emerging artists in this extraordinary art fair which will be held in the Expo Center located at the South Florida Fairgrounds on February 11 & 12, 2017.

 

Local business who are interested in supporting the arts and artists are welcome to inquire about joining this program.

 

ALL   ARTISTS:

This is an incredible opportunity to showcase not only your work but also you, the artist.

Apply:

 

https://www.zapplication.org/index.php

 

 

EMERGING  ARTISTS:

 

To apply to ARTNADO,  go to  artisticsynergy.org  and use the link for ZAPP applications to enter, which is located under the “more” button.

 

Then send an email with your bio, artist’s statement or general information to artisticsynergy@mail.com asking to be considered for one of the free sponsored 10×10 spaces at the show.

 

 

 

For more information:

 

artisticsynergy.org

“The Future Face of Art Shows”

561-557-8741

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4860

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call For Entries: “The ARTNADO Village – The Best Of All Worlds” On February 11 & 12, 2017


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Artistic Synergy Inc. will be offering an expanded and more robust version of ARTNADO at the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.  “The ARTNADO Village – The Best of All Worlds” will take place on February 11 & 12, 2017.  Locally known as “season”, when 40% of the wealth of America is in residence and a large population of Canadian “snowbirds” are in their winter retreats, ARTNADO will be offering a total of $2,500.00 in prize money.  The Rickie Report shares the details about the expanded show’s different venues, including indoor and outdoor spaces.    

 

 

 

 

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One of the innovative concepts of ARTNADO this year will be the “Private Gallery”, which will allow artists, who have not been able to reach out to patrons at art fairs, the opportunity to do so. (These are private sales and as such will not be eligible for the prize money). In keeping with Artistic Synergy’s philosophy of helping artists, any artist who submits work to the Private Gallery and then subsequently sells that work prior to the show (which, of course, is the goal) will be allowed to submit an alternate piece for judging without any additional entry fee.

 

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All applications and fees will be handled through ZAPP, a national interface between artists and promoters, which is free for artists to join. Each artist submitting an entry for the Private Gallery will also be required to email Artistic Synergy an artist statement as well as a description of each piece. This will be required, so that their Docents may represent you as best as they may. 

 

 

Additionally the ARTNADO Village will be comprised of the following:

The Venues

50,000 square feet indoors and 10,000 outdoors

The Private Gallery –

A small curated enclosed Gallery showcasing 8 to 12 works of art by artists who cannot or do not do art shows.

The Grand Salon –

The massive indoor space reserved for Fine Art.

Avenue of the Arts –

The outdoor portico leading to the concourse buildings. Ideal for large sculptures, outdoor designs, kinetic pieces and living art.

The Concourse Buildings –

This is where the journey through the diversity of American arts begins. Within these walls, completely separate from the Fine Arts building and offered for the first time, patrons may explore the intricacies of: the Human Form, the Art of the Tattoo (the most unforgiving canvas), Fantasy Art, Exotic Art, Pinups, Dark Art, and whatever else the American mind is currently creating.


In addition to the traditional 10 x10 space they offer 10×20 and a 20×20 gallery space in the Grand Salon only

– air conditioning

-24 hour security

-prior day load-in

– gated secured vender parking

– maintained indoor restrooms

– better illumination of your art (no tents or tent tops, just pro panels or, however, else you want to set up your “gallery”

-available electricity for you to illuminate your work properly

If you have any questions

Please call Jack Busa at 561-557-8741

From Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive

 



“We will list the categories that most fairs use but are not limiting the number. This process sometimes allows for very good artists to not be accepted because a category is full and other media, with possibly less interesting work, is still being promoted. Given that ARTNADO is inside and electricity is available, there is the opportunity for under showcased art in digital or kinetics to be shown. Given the genesis of the fair by artists and patrons, the key consideration will be the work and the creative process. There is a difference between artists who are creative, those who are artistic and those who are both. While we need to have and will have balance, we will also must try not to “lock out” deserving artists such as yourself”.

 

 

“We do not require white tents for a homogeneous look, after all, you are not all the same. There are not just parallel rows of artists. The show is laid out in a grid with small conclaves of artists surround by walkways. This optimizes corners and end-caps, and allows patrons to have a gestalt of your work”.

 

 

“You can no longer be just an artist, you need to be an artist/curator and entrepreneur. Your assigned space is yours to design as you want to represent you and your work. The most successful artists understand that for less than the price of a one time quarter page ad in a local newspaper they can create a 3D ad of their work. They have incorporated the tools necessary to develop a client base and future commission work. They have taken advantage of art/entrepreneurship courses and are marketing themselves. This show, unlike almost any other, created for individual artists, is designed for you to do that.”

 

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For more information:

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4860

OR

 
Artisticsynergy.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ARTNADO Offers Nationally Recognized Artists In A Unique Setting


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ARTNADO, a new-concept juried fine art and fine craft show is coming to West Palm Beach!  Featuring 2D and 3D creations, this indoor show has a lot to offer art lovers and art patrons on November 14th and 15th, 2015.  Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas. Artists will  demonstrate their techniques to further educate the art loving public. The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons. The Student Art Contest participants will also be celebrated! Please note that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach). Here are the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

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ARTNADO

The Art Fair Everyone in Palm Beach is Talking About!

 

 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

and

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Adults – $7.00
Future artists/patrons 12 and under – free

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

9067 Southern Blvd. W.Palm Beach, Florida

 

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Artwork by Steve Penafiel

 

 

 

Jack Busa, of Artistic Synergy sent out a Call to Artists for a unique juried exhibition taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The number of nationally recognized artists who applied is exceptional. Artnado will feature 2D and 3D art, photography, jewelry or whatever combination the creative mind conjures. Jack explains, “‘Synergy’ is supplied with the incorporation and interaction of models, an embellishment room and ambient music”.

 

 

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Wire Wrapped Gemstone by Anne Dozetoz

 

Jack tells The Rickie Report, ‘We created ARTNADO realizing that no one can know or predict the complete buying habits of the attendees. Our juried process took into consideration the artists’ work from talent, inspiration and creativity…we did not want to classify something as “not art” because it does not fit what “we” expect… Artists need to promote themselves or they will have a limited career. Our goal is to show the artists’ creativity in the most favorable way…and demonstrate their work to appeal to all potential buyers.”

 

 

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Photography by Clay Thurston

 

 

 

A high-tech lounge area will be set up so art patrons can see works of art by exhibiting artists in a virtual home or office setting.

 

 

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Artwork by Lee Wilson

 

 

Utilizing Performing and Visual art will enhance the art patron experience. Demonstrations of art techniques will deepen the understanding of art patrons. Models will circulate throughout the exhibit, showing jewelry being offered by the exhibitors.

 

 

 

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Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

Jack Busa, also announced the gift of FREE display space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits. He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable organizations to inform the public about what they do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events.

 

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Artwork by Juan Ramirez Cotrino

 

 

 

 

ARTNADO:

For more details, please visit:

artisticsynergy.org

Or Call:

561- 557-8741

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ARTNADO Brings Nationally Renown Fine Artists And Crafters To Premier Show


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ARTNADO is coming to West Palm Beach!  Jack Busa is bringing a new-concept juried art show to our area. “Artnado” takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring 2D and 3D creations on November 14th and 15th, 2015. This indoor show has a lot to offer to art patrons. Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas. Artists will be demonstrating their techniques to further educate the art loving public. The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons. The Student Art Contest participants will also be celebrated! We want to point out that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach). Here are the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

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Artnado

The Art Fair Everyone in Palm Beach is Talking About

Saturday, November 14, 2015

and

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Adults – $7.00
Future artists/patrons 12 and under – free

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

9067 Southern Blvd.      W.Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

 

 

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Art by Anne Schroeder

 

 

 

Jack Busa, of Artistic Synergy sent out a Call to Artists for a unique juried exhibition taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The number of nationally recognized artists who applied is exceptional. Artnado will feature 2D and 3D art, photography, jewelry or whatever combination the creative mind conjures. Jack explains, “‘Synergy’ is supplied with the incorporation and interaction of models, an embellishment room and ambient music”.

 

 

 

 

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Fine Jewelry by Oscar Rivero

 

Jack tells The Rickie Report, ‘We created ARTNADO realizing that no one can know or predict the complete buying habits of the attendees. Our juried process took into consideration the artists’ work from talent, inspiration and creativity…we did not to classify something as “not art” because it does not fit what “we” expect… Artists need to promote themselves or they will have a limited career. Our goal is to show the artists’ creativity in the most favorable way…and demonstrate their work to appeal to all potential buyers.”

 

 

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Photography by Cynthia Walpole

 

 

A high-tech lounge area will be set up so art patrons can see works of art by exhibiting artists in a virtual home or office setting.

 

 

 

 

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Glass Art by Ed Martin

Utilizing Performing and Visual art will enhance the art patron experience.  Demonstrations of art techniques will deepen the understanding of art patrons.  Models will circulate throughout the exhibit, showing jewelry being offered by the exhibitors.

 

 

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Sculpture by Gail Erickson

 

 

 

 

Jack Busa, also announced the gift of FREE display space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits. He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable organizations to inform the public about what they do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events.

 

 

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Sculpture by Ben Foster

 

 

 

 

ARTNADO:

For more details, please visit:

artisticsynergy.org

Or Call:

561- 557-8741

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“One Woman” Features Glass Artist Irene Jalowayski At Artisans On The Ave Gallery


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“One Woman” Exhibition features glass artist, Irene Jalowayski at Artisans On The Ave Gallery.  Artisans shows over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums. Irene is one of this gallery’s multi-talented artists who creates decorative and functional art with fused glass.  Her silver jewelry and Judaic items are distinctive, as are her newest creations in cast glass.  Irene’s work has been accepted into prestigious juried shows in Florida and you can find her most recent works at this Exhibition.  The Rickie Report has had a number of inquiries from readers and art patrons, asking for more details about this art medium.  Our interview with Irene gives you that information and some sneak peeks of her attractive creations!

 

 

 

 

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“ONE WOMAN”

Art Exhibit

Featuring:

Irene Jalowayski

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162     561-582-3300

 

 

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“What Were You Thinking?” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Toni Willey wrote, “At the Artisans On The Ave Gallery you will find :
Beautiful, original one of a kind pieces of art created by local Palm Beach County Artists with some of the most unique and eclectic imaginations that have ever come together under one roof. AWESOME!”

Irene  Jalowayski’s expertise is taking glass and visualizing a finished piece and then making each of her pieces by hand for the completed work of art. Her lovely silver and glass jewelry is considered by many as wearable art. Each creation is unique and one of a kind. A Florida native, Irene was raised in Miami, Florida but spent much of her adult life in California. She now lives in West Palm Beach and has her studio there.  All of her pieces can be washed with a gentle soap in water. The silver needs some silver polish and then a wash in warm water to clean it.

 

 

 

 

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“Amber Moon Necklace”                               “Blue Round Necklace”

 

 

 

Irene tells The Rickie Report, “As much as glass has become a major part of my life I did spend my adult career in a completely unrelated field. I am a licensed speech pathologist and have worked for over 30 years in private practice and hospitals.”

 

 

 

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Fused Glass and Wood Wine Holder

by Irene Jalowayski

 

The selection of home décor pieces including fused glass candlesticks, dishes, vases, Judaica menorahs and unique cast glass sculpture will enhance your home or business. Irene is an experienced artist with a true sense of style and vision. The variety of different shades and colors of glass she selects complements each one of a kind art designs. Her energy, passion, and dedication to her art gives Irene the title of “ONE WOMAN ARTIST” that she is so deserving of in her field among local glass and silver jewelry artists.

 

 

 

 

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“Green Wave Bracelet” by Irene Jalowayski

 

A MOMENT WITH

IRENE JALOWAYSKI:

 

“SPEAKING OF GLASS”

 

 

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“Blue Stem Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

TRR: How did you begin creating with glass as your medium?

IJ:

 

 

I chose to work with glass because I have always loved to look at it and to feel it. Long before I began to work with glass I was collecting it. My personal glass collection includes pieces by American, Italian and Swedish glass artists. Creating my own glass pieces has not stopped me from purchasing a beautiful piece of glass if I fall in love with it!

 

 

 

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“Star Crossed Lovers” by Irene Jalowayski

 

About 10 years ago, an artist friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in taking a glass fusing class in her community. Of course I said,” yes” and took to it like a duck takes to water!  I went faithfully for over five years to that weekly class.  I learned my basic skills and also found that I have an eye for color and design. Finally, after all that time I decided to purchase my own kiln and began to spread my wings taking classes at other venues.  I’ve been working with glass for almost eleven years and it has given me new life.

 

 

 

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“Jerusalem Seder Plate” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Creating glass jewelry allows me to bring something new and exciting into existence that is “wearable art”, utilizing the smaller pieces of glass from my studio. The colors of the glass radiate from necklaces, earrings and bracelets. My experience with fused glass and cast glass is now being translated into new styles of jewelry. Dichroic glass, filled with bits of sparkle, shadings and metallics is a very popular medium.

 

 

 

 

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Blue and Purple Dichroic Glass Candlesticks 

by Irene Jalowayski

 

TRR:  Describe the process of creating a piece of your glass work.

IJ:

 

 

Creating a piece always begins with the search for an idea and then deciding, based on that, whether my creation would be best at a sculpture…a bowl… or what? If it is going to be a fused glass piece I usually draw the design on paper first.  Then I make some decisions about glass color and how I might cut the glass to make my design. Often I will cut my drawing up and use the pieces to trace my design onto the actual glass that I am going to use. Most of my pieces utilize a lot of small pieces of glass cut and put together, making my original design.

 

 

 

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“Mosaic Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Once all the glass is cut, it is glued onto a base and fired in the kiln for the first time. My first fuses are usually at 1380 degrees which gives the piece some texture. When the piece comes out of the kiln, I look at the piece to see if I am satisfied with it and see where I want to add dimension and color. Generally I add glass and fire my pieces at least two or three times.  The firing process takes  10-12  hours for larger pieces, especially when draping the glass, as in the vase below.  Jewelry pieces can only be fired once and take over 4 hours in the kiln itself.

 

 

 

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“Tall Red Vase” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Each piece needs a different firing  schedule. If the piece is to be slumped into a bowl or a platter or other shape it is only done after the above process is complete.  This vase (above) needed another firing for 14 hours, for example. 

 

 

 

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“Confetti Glass Vase” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Slumping is the process of taking a flat piece and melting it just enough so that is falls into a mold to create the shape that is desired. If my flat piece that I completed above is to be slumped, I choose the mold I am going to use. The mold must be coated with kiln wash and dried. Then the glass is place on top of it and is put into the kiln. In slumping the glass it is not melted but only softened enough that is falls into or around the mold. To do that the kiln is heated to around 1200 degrees. The kiln temperature is brought up slowly. Once the slumping has taken place the kiln temperature comes down slowly to anneal the glass. That will keep it from breaking after it comes out of the kiln. Between creating, firing, and slumping a fused glass piece can take up to a week to complete.

 

 

 

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Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

This year I started doing glass casting. That is a very different procedure than the ones I just mentioned. Once I have decided what I am going to make I create the piece in clay. The clay sculpture is then cast in plaster. During the two weeks it takes for the plaster mold to dry, I work on it to smooth the rough edges and make sure there are no cracks. After the mold dries, I fill it with the glass I have chosen and fire it in the kiln. The pieces I have been making are up to 15 inches tall and take 38 hours to fire in the kiln. The larger the piece, the longer the firing. Each cast piece takes two to three weeks from design to completion. Then the mold is broken away from the glass sculpture so it can never be used again.  The resulting piece of solid glass is just beautiful and substantial and always one-of-kind.

 

 

 

 

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“Angel Fish” Cast Glass by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

TRR: How do you recharge your creativity?

IJ:

 

That is a hard question because it is never just one thing. In order to create something new and unique, I need to be relaxed and not terribly stressed. A walk on the beach by the water or at one of the preserves or a trip to an art show or a museum can help a lot.  I love to browse through art magazines to spark an idea. Sometimes it comes from something totally unexpected. I can be looking at some beautiful glass and then just think of an idea. For example,  I was at McMow Art Glass one day buying some supplies. Phil had a piece of Saturday glass in the window that looked just like the Caribbean Sea to me. I purchased it and made two pieces from it. Both were underwater scenes with fish, shells etc. That was what I thought of when I first saw the glass in the window. I still have one of the pieces at Artisans on the Ave. The other was recently sold.

 

 

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“Blue Cameo”

 

 

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                                         “Blue and Silver Bib” with Earrings

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“Black and Red Moon”

               

TRR: Where can art lovers find your work?

IJ:

On October 24 I will be having a one woman show at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth. It will be from 6 to 9 pm. There will be wine and snacks. I will be there to meet and greet everyone so I hope lots of people can attend.

 

My work can be found at Artisans on the Ave at 630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, McMow Art Glass on Dixie Highway and 7th St. in Lake Worth, and at Florida Craft Art on Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg. On the weekend of November 14 and 15, I’ll be participating in Artnado.  Check out my Etsy shop. Go to www.etsy.com and then to PalmBeachArtGlass. I also have a web page: www.palmbeachsmashingglass.com  or call 561 792 8788 or by email at ijaloway@palmbeachsmashingglass.com
I take special orders. These may take a few weeks to create.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Exhibit or other artists and Events at Artisans On The Ave, please contact:

Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162
561-582-3300
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ARTNADO Calls For Student Art Contest Entries


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ARTNADO 2015 announces a Student Art Contest, with 2 submission categories: 6 -8th grades and 9-12th grades.  ARTNADO, a fine art and fine craft show, will be held November 14 -15th at the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.  All entries will be displayed and eligible for  prizes.  This is a Free Call For Student Art. Please share this with relatives, students and art educators.  Each entrant plus parents or guardians will be given Free Admission to ARTNADO.  There are a number of Drop-Off spots in Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and the application form here.

 

 

 

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Artistic Synergy, as part of its innovative art fair, ARTNADO, is hosting a Student Art Contest.  The event takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds on November 14 & 15.  The Student Art Contest has two categories:  6 – 8th grades and  9 – 12th grades.

 

  • Any medium may be used
  • 2D art work can be no larger than 16″ x 24″
  • 3D art work can be no larger than 16″ x 24″
  • There is no theme
  • All 2D art must be ready to hang (in a frame and wired to be hung. No saw tooth hangers.)
  • Attach the application form to the back of all 2D, or accompanying 3D submissions
  • All entrants are required, unless other arrangements have been made prior, to pick-up their work at ARTNADO by the closing of the show at 5:00 PM November 15, 2015

 

The goal of ARTNADO is to encourage students to open their minds and be as creative as they wish.

 

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2015.

All submissions must include the appropriate parental or guardian signature.

 

There will two separate judgings:

The first will award First, Second and Honorable Mention in each of the categories

The second, by a different set of judges, will award Grand Prize.

The Grand Prize winner will be gifted free exhibition space in the next ARTNADO as well as an art-related gift.

 

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Entries may be submitted at the following locations on the dates and times indicated:

  • The Brewhouse Gallery
    720 Park Ave.
    Lake Park FL 33403
    Sundays from 12 noon to closing

 

 

  • Lake Worth Art League
    604 Lucerne Ave.
    Lake Worth, FL 33460
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays 12-4 PM

 

 

  • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery
    15 South J Street
    Lake Worth FL 33460
    Time to be announced

 

 

  • Delray Beach Center for the Arts
    51 North Swinton Ave.
    Delray Beach FL 33444
    4 to 7 pm on
    September 8, 15, 22, 29

APPLICATION

Submission Category:

_______________(Middle School grades 6-8)
_______________(High School grades 9-12)

Title of Work (required)_________________________________________________
Artist Statement (10 – 120 words about your theme and how it relates to your work)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Student’s Full Name:________________________________________

Grade:____Age:______M/F____

Address:_____________________________________________

ZIP:___________

 

Parent/Guardian Name(s)____________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Phone:___________________

E-MAIL:______________________________________

 

 

Ownership of the submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this program constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that Artistic Synergy may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sub-license, publish, distribute and create derivative work for Creative Synergy purposes. All entrants are required, unless other arrangements have been made prior, to pick-up their work at ARTNADO by the closing of the show at 5:00 PM November 15, 2015 (all entrants and their chaperone will be admitted free to the show), after which their work will become the sole property of Artistic Synergy.

 

 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Submission of this application constitutes an agreement to comply with all the conditions set forth here and as stated on Artistic Synergy Inc.’s website. Furthermore, I discharge Artistic Synergy, Artnado, their judges, the venue chosen and anyone transporting this work from all responsibility for any damage or loss of any kind.
NAME:——————————————        

SIGNATURE: ————————————————
Signature of Student Signature of parent/legal guardian (required if entrant under 18 years)

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

artisticsynergy@mail.com

phone 561-557-8741

artisticsynergy.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artnado’s Special Discount Deadline Is August 1st


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While exhibit spaces will still be available, the special discount deadline for artists’  booth space and the special offer for Non-Profit art related organizations is August 1st.   Thus far, over 75 artists have applied for the early discount.  Artists from as far away as Brazil will be participating in this new, innovative exhibition.   The Rickie Report shares the details for Art Associations and Art-Related Non-Profits Organizations to receive FREE 10 x 10 booth spaces! We remind our readers that ARTNADO and Artistic Synergy Inc. is a different entity from Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

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Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive, is announcing a gift of FREE 10×10 space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits. He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable your organization to inform the public about what you do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events. Your members will be able to display but not sell their work from your space. Because ARTNADO is already offering the lowest price per square foot for juried art shows, we understand that artists are concerned about their expenses. Therefore, any member of an organization that takes advantage of this offer, will be given a 10% rebate on the price of the exhibition space they choose to display and sell their art.”

 

 

Any artists who has taken part in an Art Marketing Seminar involving Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report will be eligible for a 15% rebate on individual booth space. Fill out the ZAPP and then send a separate email to Artistic Synergy Inc telling them you have been a participant.

 

 

 

Jack explains, “Since all applications need to be submitted through ZAPP there is no provisions for a two-tier pricing structure. Hence a refund check will be issued ARTNADO’s move-in date on November 13th.”

 

 

This offer, when combined with the options of either a 10×10, 10×20 and even a 20×20 “personal gallery” exhibition area, offers an unprecedented exposure for most of the area’s artist.

 

 

UPCOMING STUDENT ART CONTEST

 

 

In addition, a Student Art Contest will be formally announced soon. If you know any young artists who would like to get an early start, the information is available on our website artisticsynergy.org.

 

 

ARTNADO is looking for partners to be Drop-Off Centers for Student Artwork around the County. Please email or call to make arrangements. You will be included in future advertising, marketing and promotions!

 

 

For more information send an e-mail to artisticsynergy@mail.com requesting a space and you will be called to confirm the details.

If you have any questions, please call 561-557-8741 and ask to speak directly to Jack Busa.

artisticsynergy.org

ZAPP Applications started January 15, 2015
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3937

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ARTNADO Invites Local Art Associations And Art-Related Non-Profits To Receive FREE Booth Space- Plus New Artist Discounts


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Artistic Synergy Inc., through it’s inaugural show ARTNADO, has established two main goals. The first is to provide a robust indoor environment designed to showcase the artists and their work in ways that cannot be accomplished with the traditional outdoor tent shows. The second is to help promote the arts in Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details for Art Associations and Art-Related Non-Profits Organizations to receive FREE 10 x 10 booth spaces. Individual artists who are part of any Non-Profit or Art Association taking booth space will be entitled to a discount on their OWN booth! Artists who have taken part in any Art Marketing Seminar with Rickie Leiter are also eligible for a discount on their own booth space!  Don’t miss  the August 1st cut off for a 15% general discount on other booth spaces! More details will follow about the Student Art Contest.  We remind our readers that ARTNADO and Artistic Synergy Inc. is a different entity from Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

 

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 Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive, is announcing a gift of FREE 10×10 space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits.  He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable your organization to inform the public about what you do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events. Your members will be able to display but not sell their work from your space. Because ARTNADO is already offering the lowest price per square foot for juried art shows, we understand that artists are concerned about their expenses. Therefore, any member of an organization that takes advantage of this offer, will be given a 10% rebate on the price of the exhibition space they choose to display and sell their art.”

 

Any artists who has taken part in an Art Marketing Seminar involving Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report will be eligible for a 15% rebate on individual booth space.  Fill out the ZAPP and then send a separate email to Artistic Synergy Inc telling them you have been a participant.

 

Jack explains, “Since all applications need to be submitted through ZAPP there is no provisions for a two-tier pricing structure. Hence a refund check will be issued ARTNADO’s  move-in date on November 13th.”

 

This offer, when combined with the options of either a 10×10, 10×20 and even a 20×20 “personal gallery” exhibition area, offers an unprecedented exposure for most of the area’s artist.

 

UPCOMING STUDENT ART CONTEST

 

 In addition, a Student Art Contest will be formally announced soon. If you know  any young artists who would like to get an early start, the information is available on our website artisticsynergy.org.

 

 

ARTNADO is looking for partners to be Drop-Off Centers for Student Artwork around the County.  Please email or call to make arrangements.  You will be included in future advertising, marketing and promotions!

 

 For more information send an e-mail to artisticsynergy@mail.com requesting a space and  you will be called to confirm the details.

If you have any questions, please call  561-557-8741 and ask to speak directly to Jack Busa.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ARTNADO Announces First “Director’s Discretion” Exhibitor, Laurietta Oakleaf Of Wellington, FL And Reminds Artists There Is Still Time To Apply


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The ARTNADO Art Fair was conceived with the ultimate goal of helping artists showcase their work and themselves. This indoor event will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on November 14th and 15th, 2015.  With double the normal exhibition space and the lowest price per square foot, Director, Jack Busa, has furthered the attempt to include artists who have financial and physical limitations through “The Director’s Discretion” category.    Please note that Artnado is sponsored by Artistic Synergy, not to be confused with Art Synergy. The Rickie Report is humbled to share the artwork of Laurietta Oakleaf, the first to achieve this honor.  We know you will be inspired by her artistry and story.

 

 

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Jack Busa tells The Rickie Report, ” The first “Director’s Discretion” space has been awarded to Laurietta Oakleaf of Wellington, FL.  We are honored to help Laurietta exhibit her artwork, not only for her artistry itself, but for how she exemplifies hope and courage.  We met her at ArtiGras, 2015, at the “Emerging Artists” area.”

 

 

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“….Learn to live life minute by minute, to take every
opportunity that you are given as a blessing, and reach
for your dreams…” Laurietta Oakleaf

 

 

 

"Crazy Friesian" Charcoal by Laurietta Oakleaf

“Crazy Friesian” Charcoal by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta Oakleaf started riding horses when she was 13 years old.   She tells us, ” I have been drawing for over 25 years with no professional training. I have recently decided to start trying to promote and sell my drawings in hopes of getting a gallery to show my artwork.”

 

 

"Working Service Dog" by Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtesy Fine Art America)

“Working Service Dog” by Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtesy Fine Art America)

 

 

She explains, ” I’ve suffered from epilepsy since I was 16 and developed Chronic Inflammatory Demylenating Polyneuropathy (AKA “CIDP”) in 2001. This disease started out as Guillian-Barre syndrome, knocking me down flat and giving me a wake-up call to slow down and enjoy life and my family/friends. I was completely paralyzed from the neck down for about a month and eventually got feeling back into my upper body, but was paralyzed from the hips down for 18 months. I eventually have been able to walk in leg braces, but I still have constant episodes and any one episode could put me back forever… but so far, I am walking and this is due to my riding and my horses! Most doctors have told me that I should not be walking or I would never walk again. I did surprise them because I believed that I would and never gave up!

 

Laurietta Oakleaf

Laurietta Oakleaf (Photo Courtey of Laurettia’s Website)

 

 

 

“Years later, I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma stage IV on the day that my grandfather died of Pancreatic Cancer. That was hard but I remembered how HARD my grandfather fought and he was someone that I looked up to. I now see that he is my angel and has been helping me fight and giving me strength on a daily basis. The lymphoma was a shock and led me to realize that life is good and to treasure everyone that has ever touched your life or been in it. When people hear the word, CANCER, they immediately think death. I came to realize that my two horses gave me a strength and helped to keep me here. Today, I am still fighting the pain from the cancer. I guess the fight will never go away, but I have found a strength within myself that I never knew I had.”

 

 

Drawing by Laurietta Oakleaf

Drawing by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta has been training in Florida since 2011, when she moved here, so she could take her training seriously. Unfortunately, in October this year she had another GBS/CIDP Attack and was hospitalized for months. “I had to start rehab because of how hard it hit me this time and how hard it hit my legs. I finally was just about ready to come home when in January, I ended back in the hospital for surgery and was there for another month. Currently I am trying to get back to riding Nikki and working on my tests for this year’s events.  Since 2008, I have shown in many international competitions around the world for disabled equestrian dressage riders.”

 

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Quimerico (Photo Courtesy of Mary White)

 

Laurietta explains, ” I hope you realize after reading this, that I want to touch ONE person and inspire MANY people to get out and live their dreams!  Dreams are hard to come by and so many people give up on them… my goal is to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics. Through hard work and determination, I made the selection trials for 2014 WEG last year. Unfortunately, due to complications, financial problems, and my illnesses last year, we just could not make the selection trials to try for the World Equestrian Games, so I decided to hold off and keep training and work for this year.”

 

 

"Fairy With Flute" by Laurietta Oakleaf

“Fairy With Flute” by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

“Paraequestrian dressage is dressage for the disabled, but we ride and train the same as any athlete, except we get to carry a card for dispensations to help us ride. For example, I carry 2 whips in place of my legs because of the weakness here.” Selling her artwork will help Laurietta continue to support her riding and working toward the Olympics in 2016.

 

 

"I See You" by Laurietta Oakleaf

“I See You” by Laurietta Oakleaf

 

Laurietta looks forward to participating in several CPEDI competitions this year, including:  California in June 2015; Texas in October 2015; The Paraequestrian Nationals; Local Clinics; Winter Dressage Circuit USDF level in Wellington, FL; USDF Regionals for Level 1; Try out for the Friesian Breed Award; Attend IFSHA World Champions in Las Vegas.  She is looking for hotel sponsors or people who will give their hotel points for her to use.  She also looks forward to a European Tour next spring. All monetary donations go into the USPEA account in my name which is 501c(3). “This way whether I use this money for the CPEDI shows or for Europe, it is all monitored by the USPEA and donors know exactly where the money goes. Plus I keep yearly accounting of exactly where all my money goes so please do not ever hesitate to call and ask.”

 

Why should you help Laurettia?

 

“This is a hard question for me to answer. I believe that I would be a good representative for the USA Paralympic Team. By helping me you are also helping people around me, the people that believe in me, and the people that still need to find their strength. And I will be able to pass on your kindness to someone else. These goals that I have set are very expensive for my family and friends to keep supporting and I need your help.”

 

 

"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" by Laurettia Oakleaf

“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Laurettia Oakleaf

 

 

 

 

“My personal motto is “Live life to the fullest and live to every second that you are given. A disability is only a disability if you let it be, so if you take the “dis” out of disability, you have “ability” and this is what everyone needs to remember. That any dream is capable of achieving but you have to work and believe in it.”  Please consider joining me in my journey to these international shows and joining in my Parajourney with me.”

 

Please visit Laurettia’s website which will help you understand more about her at www.loakleaf.org .  See the show pictures, results, and videos of her stallion, Nikki  and her first para horse, a PRE Andalusian Stallion.  Laurietta is available to speak to individuals and organizations.  See her  artwork on her website or http://fineartamerica.com  AND Meet her in person at ARTNADO on November 14th and 15th at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center.

 

For more information about ARTNADO, please visit :    artisticsynergy.org

or apply at:
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3937

Or Call  561-557-8741

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call to Artists for “Artnado” – A New Art Show in Palm Beach County


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Jack Busa is bringing a new-concept juried art show to our area. “Artnado” will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring 2D and 3D creations on November 14th and 15th, 2015. This indoor show has a lot to offer to artists and art patrons alike. Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas. Artists are highly encouraged to demonstrate their techniques to further inform the art loving public. Booth spaces are 10′ by 20′.  The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons. We want to point out that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach). Here are the details.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Artnado

A Juried Art Show

Sponsored by

ArtisticSynergy.org

November 14 and 15, 2015

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

West Palm Beach,   Florida

 

 

Jack Busa, of Artistic Synergy is sending out a Call to Artists for a unique juried exhibition taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds. All artists are encouraged to apply. The Festival will feature 2D and 3D art, photography, jewelry or whatever combination the creative mind conjures. Jack explains, “‘Synergy’ is supplied with the incorporation and interaction of models, an embellishment room and ambiance music”.

 

 

Jack tells us, ‘We created ARTNADO realizing that no one can know or predict the complete buying habits of the attendees. Our juried process is designed to take into consideration the artists work from talent, inspiration and creativity and not to classify something as “not art” because it does not fit what “we” expect. If your work meets these criteria then there may be a market for it. Artists need to promote themselves or they will have a limited career. Our goal is to show your art in the most favorable way and to help you display and demonstrate your work to appeal to all potential buyers.”

 

 

ATTENTION: Not-for-profit Art Organizations:

Booth fees are half the cost for you to share and showcase your organization!

 

 

Important Dates:

Application deadline – August 1, 2015

Applications after this date will be wait listed and have an additional 20% added to the venue fees.

Set-up date – Friday November 13, 2015

Show dates – Saturday November 14, 2015 and Sunday November 15, 2015

 APPLICATION:

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3937

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (application fee): $25.00

 

 

 

Highlights of Artnado for Exhibitors:

  • Indoor show ( there will be some outdoor spots – see website for details)
  • Allotted space is 10′ x 20′ – DOUBLE the space of a normal art fair
  • artists are ENCOURAGED to show a work in process or be working on a creation during the event
  • Overhead lighting will compliment the artwork being displayed
  • Electric outlets will be available to run your own lighting for displays as well as videos of you working in your studio
  • A high-tech lounge area will be set up so art patrons can see works of art by exhibiting artists in a virtual home or office setting
  • Utilizing Performing and Visual art will enhance the art patron experience
  • Demonstrations of art techniques will deepen the understanding of art patrons
  • Models will circulate throughout the exhibit, showing jewelry being offered by the exhibitors.
  • There will be a concerted effort to market to varied demographics and bring new patrons to the event
  • ‘Curator’s Choice Corner’ for each day of the exhibit will feature one 2D and 1 3D piece of artwork. This is a twist on “Best of Show”
  • Assistance is available to help you set up your exhibit space to maximize traffic, viewing and uniqueness.
  • The Exhibition will be designed to offer the maximum number of corner booths and double booths
  • Exhibit your work in the same manner previously only available at high end galleries or shows.
  • Director’s Discretion”, where the director may, at his sole discretion, give up to 4 booths free to artists based on need

For application and more details, please visit:

artisticsynergy.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291


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