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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

660 Washington Avenue      Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Artist Award Ceremony**

Wednesday, December 6th

6 – 10 pm

 

 

 

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

 

This is an opportunity for YOU to support NMSA

Raise funds for artist grants and student scholarships

 

 

 

 

Visit https://www.nmsaf.org/  

 

 

CALENDAR & TICKETS:

 https://nmsafgoestosouthbeach.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Artist Award Ceremony**

Wednesday, December 6th

6 – 10 pm

 

 

 

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

 

 

This is an opportunity for YOU to support NMSA

Raise funds for artist grants and student scholarships

 

Visit https://www.nmsaf.org/  

 

 

CALENDAR & TICKETS:

 https://nmsafgoestosouthbeach.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

 

Artist Names & IG Handle

AlPi @Alpi_Fine_Arts

Ann Friedlander  @annfriedlander

Anthony Burks Sr @ampburks

Arielle Charis Yebba @iam_aricharis

Barry Seidman @barry_seidman

Batia Lowenberg @batialowenberg

Camilla Webster @camillawebster

Clifton Webb @clifton_gwebb

David German @Concept_Rhythm

Elie Lescot III @elielescotpaintings

Garry Mabour @garrymabour_art

Gary Kroman @Garykroman

Jahnoi Smith @jai.h.noir

Jane Lawton Baldridge @janelawtonbaldridge

JanJak II @JanJakartJanJakII

Jarett Walker @jwalkertheartist 

Kyle Lucks @kylelucksfineart

Linnea Botanicals @linneabotanicals 

Luis Valle @el_chan_guri

Lupe Lawrence @lawrencelupe

Lyndale Pettus @lyndalep.photography1

Matthew Yeandle @beautybymatt_

NOON @anouckjourdaa

Pia Dugger @piafauna 

Ramel Jasir  @rameljasir

RASIN @Joejunior.racine_rasin

Ray Fdez @ray_fernandez_art

Renata Rodrigues @renatarodriguesart

Scott Jeffries @scottart

Stacey Mandell @stacey.mandell.art 

Tracy Guiteau @GuiteauArt

Victor DiPilato  @DiPilato.art

Zbigniew Kijak @zbigniewzee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The application deadline is December 22, 2023.

 

APPLY NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

View Your Options

 

 

 

About ATB and NMSAF:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

https://www.atbfineartists.com/

https://linktr.ee/ampburks

https://www.ethnicmermaids.com/

https://linktr.ee/nmsaf

 

 

 

THANK  YOU  TO  OUR  SPONSORS  &  PARTNERS:

ATB curators

NMSAF host

MUSE presenting sponsor

Cultural Council sponsor & partner

Discover the Palm Beaches partner

 

 

 

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Clifton G. Webb And Anthony Burks Sr. Are Featured Artists At Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens. Special Reception On Saturday, November 18 In The Evening Is Free And Open To The Public. See More At Miami Art Week/Art Basel, November 30 – December, 10th

Inspired by African culture, artist Clifton G. Webb creates abstract sculpture and paintings with a visual message of positive change.  Clifton joins Anthony Burks Sr. as a Featured Artists at Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  The public is welcome to a free Reception on Saturday, November 18 in the evening.  In addition, Clifton joins the No More Starving Artists Foundation for Miami Art Week/ Art Basel from November 30 – December 10, 2023 at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel in Miami Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

1300 Legacy Ave #140      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

954.361.4998

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

Using a “visual alphabet” developed over the course of his career, formerly New Orleans-based (now living in Florida), artist Clifton Webb creates works imbued with reverence and dignity. Though the symbols he has developed may not be immediately familiar, they are unmistakably noble—and that is the intent. Webb set out to create works that would say to the world “This is me and all the people around me who don’t get to see themselves, who don’t get to see the royalty and sacredness of who the African American is.”

 

 

 

“Face to Face” by Clifton G Webb

 

 

 

Webb grew up in the Jim Crow south surrounded by a loving, nurturing, and caring community. However, he came to realize the people who made up that community were vastly under-represented in the artworks that were available to them. He asked himself, “What makes me unique? How do I make a mark that would suggest something about me, the African American? How do you know it when you see it in a gallery? What makes you say, ‘Oh, that’s African American’?”

 

 

“Siren Song” by Clifton G Webb

 

 

 

Clifton tells The Rickie Report, “My artistry bubbles up from a deep faith that my African American heritage is worthy of sharing and celebrating, and will inspire others who don’t see enough positive role models in the general population. As an arts educator and professional fine artist represented in museum collections and galleries around the country, my goal is to identify what is meaningful to me. I rephrase it using sculpture to translate it into a message of positivity more people can “hear” and see. I long to not only help break down negative barriers but exemplify positive images. I want my artwork to be a dialogue starter towards continuing to reframe stereotypes”.

 

 

 

“They Came Before Columbus” by Clifton G Webb

 

 

 

His images may include symbols that are unfamiliar to most viewers. This is in the hope that their piqued interest will lead them on a journey of increased knowledge and appreciation for the noble underpinnings of Webb’s culture.  He goes on to say, ” For me, the path to understanding the underlying sacredness of the African American civilization begins visually, as it has the most impact on a person’s brain. How does the coloration of the image, the subject, or the medium effect a response from the viewer. Should I choose colored pencil, create a bronze sculpture or a bas-relief in handmade paper? What are the consequences of individual choices made during an international pandemic? How can I make a difference in society?”

 

 

 

“Hip Hop” by Clifton G Webb

 

 

 

The most important question Webb continually ask himself is, “How do I translate my inner passion into a visual ‘call to action’?” My concern is not merely creating visually pleasing works of art for people to walk by or peruse in a gallery. My constant goal is to construct a visual perception that makes the viewer stop…look…ponder…read new information…integrate those insights into their lives—and change the world”.

 

 

 

 

A New Orleans cultural bearer who co-founded the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Webb taught the talented in Visual Arts in the New Orleans public schools for three decades. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Dooky Chase restaurant.  He has exhibited at many galleries and museums including Stella Jones Gallery, The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, the African American Museum of Dallas, the Chattanooga Museum of Afro-American Culture and History, the Alternatives Museum, the Atlanta Arts Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Arthur Roger Gallery and Max Hutchinson Gallery in New York.  He is now a resident artist at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Legacy Place.

 

 

 

About Zero Empty Spaces:

ZES creates affordable artist studios in vacant storefronts around the country where artists can create and collaborate at an affordable price and have the ability to be discovered and sell work at their studio.

Since 2021, every month ZES Palm Beach Gardens location curates featured artists of the month in their space.  This allows for the public to view and purchase art that the artists create in their studios.  Webb asked fellow studio mate and longtime ZES resident, Anthony Burks Sr. to join him as a featured artist. Burks, a Palm Beach County (PBC) native, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist who is one of the first in the Palm Beach Gardens location. He over the last 30 years is one of the local creatives, who  has largely contributed to the landscape of the arts in PBC. The artist/curator/art educator is one of several artists in the space who helped develop the “feature artists program”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also see both of their works in the NMSAF Goes to South Beach Exhibition during Miami Basel Week from November 30-December 10. The exhibition sponsored by MUSE Modern &Contemporary Art Fair & curated by ATB Fine Art Group Inc. (ATB) , has 34 artists throughout the state of Florida including Palm Beach County, Dade County and even Jacksonville where they have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their art during Miami Art Week.

 

Kimpton Angler’s Hotel

660 Washington Avenue   Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

 

 

Bringing these artists to Miami Beach will give them the opportunity to connect, communicate and sell to international art collectors from all over the world. This show is at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida 33139.This event is courtesy of the 501(c)3 No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF) that’s mission is to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable personally and professionally by providing opportunities and services.

 

 

 

 

 

Clifton G. Webb  https://www.artistcliftonwebb.com/

Anthony Burks Sr. https://linktr.ee/ampburks

Zero Empty Spaces https://www.zeroemptyspaces.com/

ATB Fine Art Group Inc. https://www.atbfineartists.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

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

Extension Of Deadline For Art4Apes ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest Through October 8, 2023

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest has EXTENDED ITS DEADLINE TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023.  What does “endangered” mean to you? Cash prizes total over $6,500. Includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of October’s Artist In Resident, Fawn Medesha’s artwork and Virtual Fine Art Photographer In Residence, Robin Zygelman. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

STOP   THE   PRESS: Additional Prize

 

The highest-scoring orangutan photographic image in the contest will win a signed copy of Mark Edward Harris’s superb coffee-table book “The People of the Forest.”

Thank you, Mark, for your generosity!

Here is the link if you would like to buy a copy on Amazon.

!!! Send us your orangutan photographic images !!!

 

 

 

 

Most media accepted (we cannot accept video or film entries, sadly)

•  $6,500 in cash prizes

  • The highest-scoring orangutan photographic image will win a signed copy of Mark Edward Harris’s superb coffee-table book “The People of the Forest.

  • All entries posted to our website and social media

  • ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition for the best entries Nov 20 – Dec 23, 2023

  • Virtual Artist in Residence Awards

 

Young artists enter FREE!

Birthdays on or after October 1, 2004.

Enter as many times as you like and ask your friends and family to vote for your artwork in the People’s Choice Award.

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

Look at October’s Virtual Artists in Residence!! 

Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art

Fawn Medesha

Fawn Medesha ©2023 Fawn Medesha. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Fawn tells The Rickie Report, “I have so much gratitude for my artist mother, who encouraged and taught me how to paint at a young age. We shared our love of wildlife while surrounded by the Alaskan wilderness”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art Photography

 

 

Robin Zygelman

 

 

 

 

 

Robin tells The Rickie Report, “As a visual storyteller, I have spent years capturing the many inspiring and amazing people and animals around the world”.

 

 

 

 

See more of Robin’s work

 

 

 

For full details of the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 visit our website or Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

We can’t wait to see your entries!

Sunday, 8 October, 2023, midnight PDT

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 Calls For Young Artists To Enter At No Charge. Important Update On Adult Contest. All Entries Are Due October 1, 2023

Endangered Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, on-line contest that focuses on the artists’ interpretation of what “endangered” means. Cash prizes total over $6,500 and includes an Adult Category and Young Artist Category.  The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 1, 2023. Young Artists ENTER FREE thanks to the generosity of Shechter & Associates. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Young Artists entries past and present. Sales from this contest benefits the Center for Great Apes.

 

 

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023

Has two entry categories:

 

Adults and Young Artists.

This month we focus on the YOUNG ARTISTS CONTEST 2023 which is now OPEN!

 

 

 

Calling Young Artists!

(plus an update on the Adult contest)

 

 

If you know a young artist, please tell them about the contest, we would love to see their artwork.  All entries are FREE thanks to our generous sponsor,  Shechter & Associates, Certified Public Accountants 

 

 

Details about the Young Artist Contest:

 

 

We  invite  Young  Artists  to  consider:

 

 

What does ENDANGERED mean to you? 

Answer through your Art/Photography and help rescue orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

Open to Young Artists with Birthdays on or after October 1, 2004

Submit a photo of your work through our online form to enter the contest. 

 

 

Closing date for submissions: October 1st, 2023.

 

Contest Benefits:

 

 

 

 

 

Prizes:

 

 

Young Artists aged 11-18 years (on October 1, 2023)

 

First Prize $250, Second Prize $150, Third Prize $100

 

Young Artists aged under 11 years (on October 1, 2023)

 

First Prize $125, Second Prize $75,Third Prize $50

 

Other Awards:

 

People’s Choice Award $100

 

 

Enter now and get your friends and family to vote for your artwork!

 

 

Top 15-25% entries featured in ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition.

Entries are published on our website & social media in order of submission.

Every participant receives a certificate!

 

PARENTS/EDUCATORS:

 

 

 We accept individual or class/group entries. 

We can also help with making the entries. 

Great way to interest students in issues related to wildlife and the environment. 

It has proven to be a great vacation art project. 

Students are encouraged to do their own research and to use their imaginations to communicate what they find meaningful through art/photography. 

Students have great fun encouraging family and friends to vote for their artwork and they all appreciate the personal certificates we send them.  

 

 

Go to our blog to see images entered by Young Artists in 2022.  

 

 

Questions?  Contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com for assistance.  

 

 

Here’s our first Young Artist entry for 2023!

 

 

“The Cape Parrot”  Photograph by Young Artist Rayyaan Alarakhia.  ©2023 All Rights Reserved 

 

 

 

 

Art4Apes Judge of the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Young Artist Contest 2023

 

 

Rickie    Leiter

Artist, Philanthropist, and Mentor

Founder & Publisher of The Rickie Report

 

 

It is a particular pleasure to announce that Rickie will judge the Young Artist Contest.  Rickie, a visual artist herself, is the founder, editor and publisher of The Rickie Report, Florida’s leading visual arts resource experiencing over 1.5 million views in the USA and internationally.  She has 40+ years of experience in reviewing, judging and advising on all mediums of the visual arts creations. She is a valued mentor to artists and gallery owners and has consulted with art patrons, art associations, art show producers, and museums.  She is committed to encouraging young artists to develop their work and communicate their thoughts through art.

Art4Apes is featured regularly in The Rickie Report, we encourage you to sign up (www.therickiereport.com) and keep up with developments in the Florida visual arts scene.  The Rickie Report is free to read.

 

 

The Young Artist contest attracts about 250 entries per year, all of them heartfelt and carefully executed.  It is no easy task to choose between them.  We would like to thank Rickie for taking on this challenging responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

Update on ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023  Adult Contest 

 

 

 

The Contest is now Open.  Enter Now!

Closing date is October 1, 2023.

 

 

This global, juried, online art contest focuses attention on the plight of endangered/threatened species/habitats. 

The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

 

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

or

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

 

 

Categories for Entry:

 

 

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

  • Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

We offer a total of $6500 in cash prizes.

 

 

 

We  promote your work on our website and social media (with appropriate copyright statements).  

We do this in STRICT ORDER OF SUBMISSION –

So early entries are seen faster!

 

 

An expert panel of  judges will review the work and the top scoring 15-25% will be featured in our ENDANGERED Online! exhibition opening 20th November for one month.

 

 

 

For more information and to view the full Terms and Conditions  visit:  Art4Apes.com.  

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Here  is  our  first  entry!

 

 

 

“Panthera Tigris”  Pencil and oil on linen.  Brian Hall ©2023 © All Rights Reserved 

 

This amazing piece is part of a series of five 50″x72″ paintings  portraying the five big cats—the lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard and snow leopard—and the ecosystem that is unique to their habitat. Up to twenty-six animals or twenty-three species can be spotted in one painting. 

 

 

 

Virtual Artists in Residence for April

 

 

Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message.  This is done through additional promotion through our website, social media and The Rickie Report.  Plus we offer a one month online exhibition featuring up to 9 pieces of work.   

 

 

The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist and photographer who have submitted 4 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest and have been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.

We are proud to introduce you to the work of two amazing artists featured in our VAiR Online Gallery 

 

 

Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art:

  JOLAINE GOLDMAN

 

Florida-based Jody paints what makes her happy and this shows in the final results.  Jody thinks this is an important message:  Paint what makes you happy!  

 

 

 

 

“Chimp”  Oil on canvas.  Jolaine Goldman ©2023 All Rights Reserved

 

www.ArtistJodyGoldman.com

 

 

 

 

Virtual Artist in Residence Fine Art Photography:

STEVE PRESSMAN

 

 

 

Nature photography became a passion for Florida-based pharmacist Steve,  and concomitant with that passion came respect and conservation for wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

“Who’s there? Grand Tetons Wyoming”   Photograph by Steve Pressman © 2023 All Rights Reserved 

 

https://yougottalovenature.com

 

 

 

 

See more wonderful work by Jody and Steve,  Visit : VAiR Online Exhibition 

 

 

 

 

STOP    THE   PRESS! 

Sue Buck Ape Portrait

Online exhibition extended!

 

 

 

 

The Sue Buck Online Gallery is being extended by popular demand until the end of April.  Don’t miss this amazing one-woman exhibition of portraits of some of the Center for Great Apes fascinating residents.   

 

 

 

 

“Cahaya”  Charcoal and pastel by Sue Buck © 2023 All Rights Reserved 

 

 

 

 

Do Good and Look Good!

 

 

 

Don’t miss out on this special T-shirt featuring baby Sue Buck’s portraits of Cahaya and her orangutan family: Sunshine, Archie and Keagan.  Proceeds go to the Center for Great Apes.

Wishing you all a wonderful April (with some spring sunshine.  May it inspire you!   I can’t wait see your work in the contest and thank you all for helping the wonderful primates at the Center for Great Apes.

Best wishes 

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Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

Center for Great Apes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11th Annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest Opens March 1, 2023. Call For Art Includes Youth And Professional Categories

The International ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2023 is now open for entries. ENDANGERED encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. In addition, The Center for Great Apes celebrates its 30 year as a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees rescued from the entertainment industry, the exotic pet trade and research.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks from 2022’s Best In Show, an interview with artist Sue Buck and details of how to apply for the 2023 Exhibit! Please note: Young artists apply FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

Art4Apes is pleased to announce

the opening of the 11th annual

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023 

and

Young Artist Contest

 

 

 

 

1st Prize Winner Fine Art  2022:

“Living on the Edge”.  Soft pastel. By Deborah LaFogg Docherty.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Closing date October 1st midnight PST

 

 

APPLY NOW!

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is a global, juried, online contest to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

 

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

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

 

We accept Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) and Photography

 

We are also celebrating

The 30th Anniversary of

The Center for Great Apes

 

 

 

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Center for Great Apes. CGA is a Florida- based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees rescued from the entertainment industry, the exotic pet trade and research. These apes have an almost human lifespan and, having lived around humans for most of their lives, they cannot be returned to the wild so they need lifetime specialized care. Great ape advocate and inspired artist Sue Buck has a special bond with these wonderful apes and has undertaken a massive project to draw portraits of many of the more than 80 apes the Center has rescued and cared for over 30 years. In recognition of the Center’s amazing work and Sue Buck’s deep commitment Art4Apes is proud to present a special online exhibition on Art4Apes.com. This exhibition features 20 charcoal and pastel portraits of the 65 great apes Sue has completed. It is Sue’s goal to produce portraits of all 86 of the orangutans and chimpanzees the sanctuary has rescued over the past 30 years. These lovely portraits reflect something of what they have had to endure before finding their happy ending at the Center.

 

 

To view the exhibition

To read the stories of the apes in Sue’s portraits

Prints of the artworks are available for sale online with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the sanctuary. To purchase prints, visit the online shop

 

To donate to help in their lifetime care

 

Sue’s    Creative    Process:

 

This series of photos of a portrait of chimpanzee Mickey shows Sue’s creative process. Starting with a blank canvas and some photos she brings Mickey to life.

 

 

Photographs of portrait of Mickey in progress by Sue Buck ©2023 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Mickey is a 36-year-old male chimpanzee who spent the first 20 years of his life imprisoned in a tiny cage in a dark garage with little opportunity for play or exercise. He arrived at the Center overweight and unfit and terrified of meeting other chimpanzees. Now he loves to run and play with the other six chimpanzees in his group. As he strolls through the overhead tunnel system exploring the sanctuary grounds, Mickey loves to see what’s going on around the Center.

 

 

 

Photograph of portrait of Mickey in progress by Sue Buck ©2023 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Sue says “My drawings are created with black charcoal and soft pastels. For this work I refer not only to photos but also to descriptions of each individual’s personality and past. Of course these drawings are basically portraits. My goal is always for the drawing to look like the individual’s physical appearance but also to reference their personalities and pasts via marks and colors. Generally each drawing takes about eight hours. The drawings begin very gesturally and eventually go into more and more detail.

 

 

 

I have had the honor and opportunity to visit the Center in May 2017 and May 2018. It was wonderful to meet individuals I have drawn. When drawing them, I try to get to know them via the photos and descriptions often coming from caregivers. Meeting them in person was wonderful for sure.”

 

 

 

 

Photograph of portrait of Mickey in progress by Sue Buck ©2023 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Patti Ragan, founder and president of the Center commented “Sue Buck is a wonderful artist who has expressed her love for our orangutans and chimpanzees and shared her talents to capture their personalities in her delightful portraits. We are incredibly grateful for her donations of this amazing body of art.”

 

Prints of the artworks are available for sale online with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the sanctuary. To purchase prints, visit the online shop

To donate to help in their lifetime care To view the exhibition

 

 

 

And don’t forget to enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2023

 

 

Adult contest ENTER NOW!

 

Click to read ADULT contest Rules

 

Young Artist contest ENTER HEREFREE!

 

Click to read YOUNG ARTIST Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes
https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

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ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2022 Announces Winners And Opens Virtual Fine Art Exhibition Gallery Now Through December 17, 2022

The ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest presents the Prize Winners of the 10th Annual Online Contest. The Virtual Gallery is open Now through December 17, 2022. Artist’s entry fees and a portion of sales benefit the Center for Great Apes  to support the lifetime care of orangutans and chimpanzees in need. The Jury panel included: Bruce Helander, Ron Magill, Professor Frans de Waal and Philip WollenPaul Fisher, President of Juried Art Services continues to serve as the inspiration for sponsoring this contest.  The Rickie Report shares the Prize Winners plus the link to see the exhibit and make purchases. 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art

&

Photography Contest 2022

 

 

Announcing the Prize Winners

 

 

Coordinator, Dr. Lindsey Matheson tells The Rickie Report, ” Thanks to everyone who entered the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2022.  You helped raise a total of almost $10,000 which goes directly to support the long-term care of rescued orangutans and chimpanzees at The Center for Great Apes.  We continue to show all the contest entries on our social media and on our website –IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN YOURS YET, IT WILL BE POSTED SOON.  Your skill and creativity have been much appreciated.  Thank you all so much.”  

 

The top scoring 25% of entries are shown in our ENDANGERED Online!Exhibition which runs now to December 17th.   

 

 

Look at the ENDANGERED Online! Exhibition

 

 

 

It’s a great source of unique holiday gifts and 30% of the sales price goes to the Center for Great Apes!  Contact Lindsey@art4Apes.com if you’d like to buy any of the pieces.

 

 

 

P R I Z E      W I N N E R S:

 

 

Fine     Art     Category

 

 

1st Prize:

 

  Deborah LaFogg Docherty  “Living on the Edge”  Soft pastel.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

2nd Prize:

 

 

 

Garry Kravit.  “Stryker”  Oil painting.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

3rd Prize:

 

 

Jolaine Goldman.  “Chimp”  Oil painting.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Fine Art Photography  Category

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

 

Michael Caroff  “Orangutan 22″  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

2nd Prize:

 

 

 

Prelena Soma Owen.  “Helping Hands”  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

3rd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

Amy Perlman.  “The Gaze”  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Young     Artists     Category

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

 

 

Raegan Bowser  “The Blossom and the Bee”  Mixed media.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

2nd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Amir  “Vanishing Species”  Mixed media.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

3rd Prize: 

 

 

 

 

 

Jiahe Wang.  “Wolf”  Drawing.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Best Ape/Monkey: 

 

 

 

 

 

Raegan Bowser.  “In Her Eyes – Calaya”  Colored pencil.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

Best Tiger: 

 

 

 

 

Alison Solik  “Focus”  Chalk pastel.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

People’s Choice (voted on Woobox): 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry Cai  “Le-Muse”  Acrylics.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Young     Artists     Category – Under 11 years old

 

 

1st Prize:

 

 

 

 

Zhuoran Xu.  “Welcome to the Magical Ideal Island”  Marker pen.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

2nd Prize And Award for Best Tiger

 

 

 

 

 Yilin Jiang.  “Disappeared Tiger”  Watercolor/marker pen  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

3rd Prize:  

 

 

 

Shiqi Jiao.  “Special Jellyfish”  Watercolor.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Best Ape/Monkey:  

 

 

 

 

Yinan Xing.  “Homeland”  Colored pencil.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 People’s Choice (voted on Woobox): 

 

 

 

 

Hadley Moore.  “Hummingbird in Yard”  Mixed media.  ©2022 All Rights Reserved.

Contact Lindsey@art4Apes.com for purchase information. 

 

 

 

 

This exhibit takes place thanks to our expert and wonderful jury panel who so generously donated their time:  Bruce Helander, Ron Magill, Professor Frans de Waal and Philip Wollen. Thanks also to Paul Fisher and Mary Strope of Juried Art Services for hosting the contest and for their help and advice throughout.  Thanks to Shechter and Associates CPAs for their sponsorship of the Young Artists Contest and exhibition and for their support and encouragement.  We are grateful to Merrill Lynch for sponsoring the Fine Art exhibition gallery. We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Nature First who are sponsoring the Fine Art Photography Gallery.

Please contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com with questions or for details on how to purchase the art. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.

 

 

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