Save The Date For Whitespace Opening Weekend Friday, November 5 And Saturday, November 6: Black Vision Short Film Collection, Artists Wilma Bulkin Siegel And Penni Weinberg Plus A Special Jewelry Sale Of Collect

Save These Dates for Whitespace, The Mordes Collection’s Opening On Friday evening November 5 and Saturday daytime on November 6! Featured will be a Short Film Collection by Isaac Julien (also available every 3rd Wednesday of the Month), “2nd, 3rd, & 4th Generation Holocaust Survivors” with Wilma Bulkin Siegel, “Color Me Happy” with Penni Weinberg, and a Jewelry Sale from Cōlléct!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

















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Wellington Art Society Features Guest Speaker And Demonstrator Nancy Tilles On Wednesday October 13. Public Is Invited To Meet The Artists At Wellington Community Center

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) will feature artist Nancy Tilles at their October 13, 2021 meeting at the Wellington Community Center. It will open with a meet and greet followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a live portrait painting demonstration by Nancy Tilles of a girl playing a violin. The public is invited. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





Public Is Invited To



Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  October 13, 2021


5:30 pm


Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL






N  A  N  C  Y          T  I  L  L  E  S




All events open to members and non-members


For more information contact: Laura Jaffe,




Nancy Tilles



Local artist Nancy Tilles is known for her oils and portraits, which hang in public and private collections throughout the country. She exhibits her work in nationally recognized art shows across Florida. Nancy recently completed a commissioned portrait of beloved cardiac surgeon, Dr. Malcolm Dorman, which is installed at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL. 



“Adam and Eve” by Nancy Tilles


Along with her portrait work, Nancy has created bodies of work representing flowers, underwater scenes, and tropical art in mural-sized triptychs. Nancy’s newest series is called “Figures in the Ficus”. She says, “I am fascinated with Banyan and Ficus trees…. I usually begin these paintings with a unique tree and weave the figures into its structure.” At first glance, the viewer sees a lovely tree, but after a while, the whimsical human figures within the tree are realized, giving these paintings a truly magical quality.




“Sea Folk” by Nancy Tilles




Nancy is presently teaching painting to adults at Easel Art Supply and at the City of Palm Beach Gardens. She is passionate about sharing her love of painting with her students. Nancy is also an active member of the Wellington Art Society, whose members consist of dedicated professional artists, up and coming artists, art lovers and supporters. Learn more about her work at her website: 




“Mia” by Nancy Tilles



The Wellington Art Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community though their art.


For further information please visit

Or please contact: Laura Jaffe




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Kathleen Denis’ Solo Exhibit “Finding Joy” At Palm Beach Atlantic University Is Open Now Thru November 15. Free Public Reception Friday, October 8.

Palm Beach Atlantic University features the artwork of Kathleen Denis‘ contemporary impressionistic paintings. This exquisite SOLO Exhibit, “Finding Joy” offers us a view of everyday occurrences that are often overlooked.  The public is invited to a free, Reception on Friday, October 8, 2021. Kathleen is one of the country’s top licensed artists, with her art appearing on hundreds of home décor and gift products. Her  artwork is collected internationally.  This exhibit is open NOW through November 15, 2021.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!








” F I N D I N G          J O Y”



  A Solo Exhibit.     40 Paintings.     89 Days





Public Reception:





Friday,  October 8,  2021





6  –  8  pm





Palm Beach Atlantic University, Warren Building





300 Pembroke Place          W. Palm Beach, FL






This exhibit is available Now through November 15, 2021





Gallery Hours:

7 am – 8 pm

(call first to confirm times due to Covid)  






Kathleen Denis at her easel




Kathleen Denis’ contemporary impressionistic style begins with a process in either plein air (outside) or in her studio, using mostly oils, reviewing and creating sketches and studies with many layers of paint.  She starts with realism and ends in creativity, with colorful brushstrokes and energetic movement, inviting the viewer to imagine being there.  




“Holding Onto Hope” by Kathleen Denis



She tells The Rickie Report, “My favorite piece in this Exhibit is  “Holding On To Hope”. It represents the isolation caused by society and our current pandemic during these times of unrest, yet the young lady is holding on to hope, depicted by a bright red flower.  Her face is unknown and hidden in darkness so that anyone can put themselves in her shoes.  





“Resting Place” by Kathleen Denis




Kathleen was born in Miami, grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, and spent much time in the Florida Keys and Bahamas, which greatly influenced her use of subject matter and colorful style.  Her love of art began at the age of four when taking art lessons from a fashion illustrator.  After graduating from University of Miami, with a BFA degree in Graphic Design, she continued her painting skills by studying from noted master artists.




“On The Bright Side” by Kathleen Denis



She began a lucrative career and has become one of the country’s top licensed artists!  Kathleen’s art appears on hundreds of home décor and gift products including wallpaper, kitchenware, bathroom collections and much more, sold through stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond, HomeGoods, and Marshals.  Her art has been featured in articles in professional artist magazines and has a number of artworks have appeared in movies and tv series like Hawaii 5-O and Bloodline.  Her collectors include the producers of Titanic and Avatar, as well as known political figures.  Her original paintings can be found in Galleries, Exhibits, Plein Air Events and her website at






“Three Dinghies” by Kathleen Denis



“Depicting sentiment through my paintings is of great importance”, Kathleen shares.  “Whether the subject matter is a timeworn cottage, a day at the beach or a sun-drenched garden, capturing the effect of light attracts me to every scene I paint. My current series of island life has been greatly influenced by growing up in South Florida, with visits to the Bahamas and Caribbean islands. with brightly painted buildings, colorful landscapes and turquoise waters. Painting chairs in many of my scenes suggests the need to take time out to rest, as I often hear, “I want to be there”.  




“Above and Beyond” by Kathleen Denis




As a faculty member at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Kathleen teaches classes and workshops there and at other art centers, in person and online.  She is a member of American Impressionist Society, National Oil and Acrylic Society, Oil Painters of America and an Official United States Coast Guard Artist.  In addition, Kathleen created a series called “A Scream For Silence” which uses elements in her paintings to reflect God’s Word bringing hope, restoration, and instruction to those in need.






Kathleen Denis offers demo on the beach Photo credit: Craig Houdeshell






For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops, or her artwork:








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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Five Watermedia Workshops 2021- 2022 Open To Members And Non-Members

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society announces five upcoming workshops with water media.  Join Anita Lovitt on October 16  “Focus on Hands and Feet”, Gail Butters Cohen on December 9-10 “A Muse In You: Contemporary Figure Painting, An Intuitive Process”, Mick McAndrews on January 12,13,14 “Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”, Jane McIntyre on February 16 “Balancing Act: Focusing on Drawing to Color Tones, Darks and Lights”, and Karen Knutson on March 9- 10 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”.  All events are virtual and non-members are welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the details of each workshop and a sneak peek.  We are sharing these dates early because we know that PBWS workshops often close out!  Make your reservations now!





A N N O U N C E S:








Focus on Hands and Feet!

Anita Lovitt

Saturday, October 16,   10:00 AM—3:30 PM



This is a Virtual Workshop A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before


Hands and feet are some of the most expressive parts of the human body, yet many life drawing attendees are stumped by them. Spend a few hours looking closely at these parts and learn strategies to indicate and to draw them with confidence. In the morning session, we’ll study examples from master artists and then look at ways to simplify the forms and gestures of hands. We’ll do the same for feet in the afternoon. My teaching segments will alternate with students’ time drawing from photographs in 2, 5, and 20 minute sessions, much as in a life drawing class. After focusing on hands and feet for an afternoon, you will approach drawing them with more curiosity and enjoyment.

10:00 AM—1:00 PM Hands     1:00 PM— 1:30 PM {break)    1:30 PM— 3:30 PM Feet

Cost: $110 member, $125 non-member

Materials list will be sent out to students upon registration. Basically, it is whatever materials you prefer for figure drawing. You will be drawing some figures, not just hands. I like to use the following: 2 or 3 soft pencils (3B—6B ) pencils or line and wash pencils White or kneaded eraser Smooth white drawing paper in a pad or sketchbook, whatever size you feel you would use for figure drawing. If a sketch book, at least 9” x 12″. You may use newsprint if you prefer





 “A Muse In You: Contemporary Figure Painting, An Intuitive Process”

Gail Butters Cohen

December 9, 10









 “Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”

Mick McAndrews 

January 12,13,14






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

Jane McIntyre

 February 16








 “Figurative Painting with Wire Drawing”

Karen Knutson

March 9- 10







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

To register with Venmo use adrienne-walker-32
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Credit Card call Adrienne 516-885-4199

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

$100 deposit to register per workshop ~

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

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

6442 Emerald Breeze Way  Boynton Beach, Florida 33437

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Ted Matz Offers A Series Of Virtual And In-Person Classes For All Levels Of Experience. Individual Mentoring Also Available

Accomplished fine artist/teacher, Ted Matz is offering a series of virtual and in-person classes, where artists of all levels of experience and all mediums explore different aspects of painting and creativity in the company of other artists.  Classes begin next week. Ted also offers individual mentoring! The Rickie Report shares the details of Ted’s classes, with some sneak peeks of his artistry.  REGISTER NOW! Stay tuned for Plein Air starting in November!





“Everybody has the ability to create art – it’s just finding the courage to try.”  Ted Matz









































What Ted’s students have told The Rickie Report:

“I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the people I am thankful for. You are a very patient, perspicacious and encouraging teacher and a critic and you have really changed painting for me in the last few months.  Not only have I reached the point where I can be more satisfied with my results, but the whole process has become more enjoyable for me.  Thank you for being such a generous teacher!”   JB

“Ted has taught me invaluable life lessons painting together. His supportive approach and teaching style allows me to learn completely as my authentic self. He provides safety in vulnerability and constructive feedback to hone my skills. Ted has supported me to live and flourish in my art, leading to my acceptance into the art program of my choice.  Learning with Ted has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and our time together goes well beyond our lessons. He’s taught me to believe in myself and to never give up – to love how I feel when I create art and to live up to what make me, me.”  BB



I have studied Watercolor Painting with Ted several ways –  in a plein air class in Maine , and both online and in person elsewhere. He is a wonderful, thorough, comprehensive teacher, who has taken me to new levels of understanding in color theory, reflection, depth and shadows, paint handling/technique. In addition, he is generous with his vast knowledge, extremely patient and supportive of his student, and has an awesome sense of humor that puts one at ease”. BMO


Ted calls Lake Worth, Florida, his home. He teaches workshops and online classes in watercolor, oil and acrylic, abstract, and plein air painting.  Ted was the co-founder and past President of The New School of the Visual Arts in Jupiter, Florida, and was formerly the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida.

Ted has taught at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. He has conducted classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, Italy, France and, recently, in Cuba. Ted majored in watercolor at Eastern Michigan University, studied at Kendall College of Art and Design, and held design-related positions with Jacobson’s Store, Inc, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lord & Taylor.

Ted founded and chaired the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Lighthouse Art Center’s Plein Air Festival in 2014-2016 in Tequesta/Jupiter Florida and served as a consultant to the 2017 Festival. The event drew 50 nationally and internationally recognized plein air artists who competed for over $10,000 in awards.



For more information visit

Ted Matz Fine Art 

  Website:  Ted Matz






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Caryl Pomales Offers Specially Priced 3 Day Painting Encounter October 5-7 Including Video And Zoom. Don’t Miss Her Free Cool Palette Guide Chart & Video

Caryl Pomales presents a 3 day Painting EncounterColorful Autumn Abstracts” which will transform your artistry on October 5-7, 2021! It includes video and live demonstrations for just $37.00! Whether you have been an acrylic painter for a few years or are easing into acrylic painting, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Separately, Caryl  is offering a FREE Color Palette Chart and video guide to help artists like you improve their ability to nail the perfect autumn landscape painting. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Caryl’s latest paintings.

Caryl Pomales 

3 day Painting Encounter

Colorful Autumn Abstracts

October 5-7




“Botswana in Autumn”  Travel Series by Caryl Pomales



~  Online  3  Day  Painting  Encounter  




~  Includes  Video  and  Live  Demonstrations  plus  Feedback  




~  Just   $37.00  






“Sky” Atmospheric Series” by Caryl Pomales



• Those willing to experience a creative journey of visual art


• Those who want to learn acrylic abstract painting techniques


• Creatives who want to explore what it means to create freely and to gain a better understanding of the elements that make for a more dynamic painting


• Artists with basic experience will find this a perfect place to transform their abstract painting practice, while more experienced artists will expand their skills.








“Golden Bluff” Travel Series by Caryl Pomales

Perhaps you have photo images that you’re dying to translate into an abstract piece of art or maybe you are inspired by other works of art that you admire, and want to create your own unique piece of art within your own voice—but you’re not sure how.  I love to travel, and I find that painting abstract landscapes is the perfect way to forge a deeper connection with places that I love. Let me teach you how to do it!





“Storm” Atmospheric Series by Caryl Pomales




Here’s how it works:

• Each morning, you’ll receive a short pre-recorded video with a lesson and demonstration.


• Then, each day, I’ll go live in a Zoom session at 12:00 p.m. EST for an hour.


○ During this time, I’ll paint and teach you about how to create a striking and bold abstract landscape using a harmonious color scheme, large shapes, and the power of your mind and your paintbrush to create an abstract landscape painting you’ll be proud of.


• If you are unable to attend the live session or would like a second look at the session, the replay will be available later that evening.


I’d love for you to join the live sessions so I can demonstrate for you personally and address any of your specific questions.

By the end of the three-day encounter, you will “fall” in love with what you have created and you’ll have a piece of art you’ll be proud to call your own!




Supply list:


  • Color scheme tips

  • Tips on creating an eye-appealing horizon line and focal point

  • Instruction on making preliminary studies on paper before painting on canvas

  • Daily positive affirmation

  • Daily live sessions via Zoom with easy-to-follow guidance and the ability to ask questions

  • A private Facebook group where you’ll share your questions/comments as well as your artwork and find fellowship with other artistsJoin me for this powerful learning experience!



I’m currently offering this workshop at an amazing price:  Just $37









“Transition” Atmospheric Series by Caryl Pomales



G E T         Y O U R         F R E E  

     C O O L          P A L E T T E          G U I D E

Sign up Here:  Free Cool Palette Guide



I know that creating colors is a struggle for you sometimes. Believe me, I’ve struggled with it myself in the past! But once I gained the right understanding of how to go about it, it became so much easier and my painting became more effective.


I’ve created this FREE color palette chart and video guide to help artists like you improve their ability to nail the perfect autumn landscape painting. Why? Because sharing is caring, and I’m all about nurturing artists!


This color palette chart and video guide can be yours for FREE and with no obligation. Simply click here to let me know you’d like it, and it’ll be delivered to your email.


Don’t waste time struggling with creating warm and cool colors and saturated color schemes any longer. Grab your free color palette chart and video guide and get painting!

If you want to create a color palette to improve your ability to nail the perfect autumn landscape painting—or any artwork, for that matter, then this is the logical next step.

Remember, not only will it get you set up to create a warm and cool color palette, but it will also give you the momentum you need to get moving and transform your artistry!







For more information about the 3 Day workshops, Free Color Palette Guide, Other Classes or Paintings:







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Wellington Art Society Presents First Exhibitions Of The Season Tuesday September 28. Enjoy Two Exhibits With One Great Reception!

The Wellington Art Society celebrates the Opening Art Exhibitions of the season on Tuesday, September 28 at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this FREE event with 2 ART SHOWS and 1 Reception. The Rickie Report shares these details and some sneak peeks from the two art shows~  If you are not a member of this vibrant arts group, this is the perfect time to join!






Public Is Invited To




Opening    Receptions:  

Tuesday,  September  28,  2021

 5  –  7  pm



All events open to members and non-members



“Rekindle” Show at the Wellington Community Center


“Resurgence” Show at the Wellington City Hall



100+   original   works   of   art   by   26   artists

Meet   the   Artists

Artist   demos  – door   prizes   –   refreshments




The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to announce their first in-person art exhibitions since the COVID-19 Pandemic began: “Resurgence” and “Rekindle”. The public is invited to the opening reception and sale for both exhibitions on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 pm. “Resurgence” will be at Wellington City Hall and “Rekindle” will be the Wellington Community Center. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists and see a live demo. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. 


The Wellington Art Society is featuring 26 artists with over 100 original works of art in these two venues which are conveniently located in buildings adjoined by a walkway. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.



MEET        THE       ARTISTS:


Barbara Bailey

Brigitte Balbinot

Gail Birs

Betty Brodie

David Ciofalo

Lynn Doyal

Audrey Freedman

Carol India

Laura Jaffe

Liza Karsai

Erica Kyle

Lou Ann LaBohn

Lupe Lawrence

Janina Leigue

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Susan Oakes

Jan Riggio

Lois Spatz

Raymonde Talleyrand

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Jean Williard

Tamar Wolfson

Betty Jane Zedonek




The Wellington Art Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community though their art.


For further information please visit

Or please contact: Laura Jaffe




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Kianga Jianki’s Visual Storytelling Brings Fabric Art To Life. Meet This Vibrant Artist At The Broward Quilt Expo October 23- 24

Kianga Jinaki is a visual storyteller. Her multi-dimensional work reflects her life and African cultural traditions learned through travel and personal study. She creates her own textiles using African cloth by painting, stamping, dying, or sun printing. Over 50% of her work is done by hand.  Kianga will be a vendor at the upcoming Broward Quilt Expo Marketplace on October  23 – 24.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Kianga’s creations! Kianga also offers classes and workshops in the area.







601 City Center Way   Pembroke Pines, FL 33025













Kianga Jinaki’s multi-dimensional fabric art reflects her life and African cultural traditions she learned through travel and personal study. She tells The Rickie Report, “Textiles come with their own stories. I am adding my own voice. I speak with cloth”.






Kianga shares, “I enjoy creating my own textiles by painting, stamping, dying or sun printing fabric. More than 50% of  the sewing, embellishing, and appliqué seen in my work is done by hand”.





“Because so much of my process is self-taught my work has a ‘folk art’ feel to it. I love adding texture and embellishments to create more dimension. Writing prayers and affirmations on cloth or paper, then binding them with thread or wire to a piece adds an element of spirit. My work draws on the folklore, music, poetry, history, spirituality and essence of African people”.





“A Moment in Jazz” by Kianga Jinaki




“Born and raised in Baltimore, MD,  I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s immersed in the cultural and civil rights movement of the time. My  years of  reading the works of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other cultural icons, gave me an appreciation for my culture and desire to express it through my art”.




Mini Textile portrait by Kianga Jinaki



“Quilting is a medium with which I continue to grow and explore as I incorporate new methods of storytelling techniques.  I create art quilts, dolls, and mixed media works that tell the story of my heritage as an African-American. My work includes historic and cultural traditions from both America and Africa. Traditional and contemporary African textiles are used in my work. I see my work as contemporary folk art.




Kianga offers a wide variety of quilts, wearable art, and embellishments



My quilts can address many issues, from violence against Black people in this country, to reminiscing about the 70’s, or represent  Mami Wata an African Goddess, that appears in Dogon cosmology as the mother of creation”.



“Adowa Returns” by Kianga Jinaki



“As a child I created collages and my greatest influence was Romare Bearden. When I began to create dolls in the early 90’s I saw them as another form of collage/assemblage. A few years after I began to create dolls I was exposed to the work of quilter Faith Ringgold.  It was her work that enabled me to see quilting as a viable medium to tell the stories of my heart”. 



Cowry Shells for embellishment 



“I chose this medium because of my love for African textiles. Years prior to my art career I made my own clothing using Africa textiles. I love the versatility of these textiles, most of them made from cotton, which is easily manipulated, dyed, embellished, sewn, and painted upon. I’m very comfortable telling my stories through cloth”.




Recently, Kianga received The Curators Award for my work in the Exhibition Contemporary Fiber of Florida 2019 at FloridaCraft Art Gallery; Honorable Mention for her art quilt category Juried exhibition at the Broward Quilt Expo 2019 in Ft Lauderdale; An six month exhibition of her work in “Soul Utterings: Creative Works by Kianga Jinaki and John Mascoll”, at Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park.




Wearable art by Kianga



For more information about Kianga’s  fabric creations, classes, or workshops:


(561) 503-9504

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm      Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm

Sunday: Closed





For more information: 

Broward Quilt Expo

9421 Belaire Drive     Miramar, FL  33025

(954) 435-9729

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ENDANGERED Art4Apes Contest Announces Deadline Extension To Thursday, September 30, 2021. World Wide Call For Fine Art, Photography, Wearable Art. Youth Entries Are Free

The Rickie Report shares 2 Special Announcements about “ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021!  The deadline has been extended to Thursday, September 30. Thanks to the generous sponsorship by Watkins PR, the Young Artists (Birthdays on or after October 1st, 2002) enter FREE! The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks of some new entries and all of the details. Educators – class submissions are welcome





D e a d l i n e     E x t e n s i o n!


Thursday, September 30, 2021

(midnight Pacific Time)









Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021



This global, juried, online art contest focuses attention on the plight of endangered/threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

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


  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats


Categories for Entry: Fine Art and Fine Art Photography




“In it Together” Oil painting by Gisela Pferdekamper ©2021 All Rights Reserved.



Each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes



“Giraffe Family” Photograph © 2021 H. Allen Benowitz. All Rights Reserved


Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories.



Contest rules can be downloaded here.


~  Young    Artists   Contest ~



Young Artists (Birthdays on or after October 1, 2002) enter FREE thanks to generous sponsorship by Watkins PR.



Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest




People’s Choice Award $100

Best work featuring an ape or monkey $50 Best work featuring a big cat $50

Rising Star Awards for the best artists submitting 3 or more pieces of work: 4 additional social media posts, special certificate of merit, dedicated web page, and a feature in our monthly newsletter.

Every participant receives a certificate!


All entries will be shown on the Art4Apes website, social media, and will feature in our Online Exhibition from November to December 2021.



Contest rules can be downloaded here.




“African Elephant Rhapsody” © 2021 Petra Demas age 11 years. All Rights Reserved.


Online Exhibition:

November 1st – December 31st


We have developed an exciting virtual exhibition to run from November 1 to December 31, 2021. Prizewinners and Jury scores (and fit with the theme) will get the best positions for the full duration of the show. We will be able to feature EVERY entry as we will reserve an additional 25 places for a “rolling exhibition” so every piece will be featured for at least 5-7 days.

All pieces may be offered for sale (or not depending on preference).
This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of all entrants to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.







Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message.



The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist (or photographer) who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 and has been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.


The successful Artist will be featured and promoted by Art4Apes for one month. Click for full details.



Help    the    Apes!




The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.

Entry fees go directly to CGA



Click to Enter Contest







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Martin Artisans Guild’s Chances For Art: Tickets For Original Artworks, Art Workshops, Elliott Museum Membership, Wearable Art. Visit The Palm Room To See The Offerings. Available Now Through October 29.

Martin Artisans Guild is offering Chances for Art! Artists are donating original artworks to raise money for scholarships to cover the Open Studio Tour fees. Participants may acquire raffle tickets specific to the artworks they are interested in for $20 each. See the art at The Palm Room Art Gallery NOW through October 29.  The drawing takes place at 4:30 pm.  There are 45 artworks, including workshop vouchers and a membership to The Elliott Museum! The total value = $16,541.00. Values on items range from $70 to $950. Some of the award winning artists donating are nationally and internationally known.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of the Chances for Art!  







Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique



Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm



 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)




NOW  through  October  29, 2021  

DRAWING  takes  place  October 29, 2021  at  4:30 pm




Y O U        C O U L D






One   or   more



Of   these   ORIGINAL   works   of   art



For   as   little   as   $20!







All of these works can be seen in person at the Palm Room  




Or visit



ALL artwork is ready to hang.





For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild


The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.


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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986