Art Exhibit Takes Viewers Beyond The Individual: “When We See Further” Offers Unique Perspective Of Four Artists

The Wasmer Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL) is offering viewers a unique experience.  Gallery Director, John Loscuito, has connected four disparate artists to pull together this deep-thinking exhibit, “When We See Further”.  Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. The Rickie Report invites our readers to see the exhibit and urges you to listen to the Gallery Talk which are available online.  See beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Talk interviews are also available on our website 
or the FGCU Arts YouTube channel

 

 

“Beyond the Individual”

 

Essay by John Loscuito, Gallery Director

 

The physical condition is a subject that artists have been reflecting on throughout history. While the human body is something that joins us, it is also something that divides us, or at the very least separates us. “When We See Further” is an exhibition about seeing beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human.

 

The artists in this exhibition, Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich, offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. They do this through their varied mediums that present the limits and potentials of the body’s physical and psychological state.  For these artists, depicting the body is just the beginning of a journey to something else. The works reveal many themes including impermanence, transformation, and resilience. Approaching their work for the first time is similar to encountering each other in life, it begins with a surface understanding of each piece that deepens through repeated encounters, and from the associations derived between the works.

 

 

John goes on to say”,The variety of approaches depicting the human body was the impetus for the exhibition, but through studio visits and group conversations, the artists revealed a different purpose. It became clear that a larger work was being created as each artist found connections and overlaps between the pieces they were creating for the exhibition. This was also during the first six months of the Covid-19 outbreak and the protests over racial inequities. It is impossible to separate the exhibition from the context in which it was created. The artists themselves see their work in new ways based on these events and through their collaboration. The human condition is clearly only limited by the context in which we choose to imagine it to exist. These artists provide ever-expanding hopes for that condition”.

 

 

 

“WHEN   WE   SEE   FURTHER”

 

 

 

 

Heather Couch uses clay, fibers and wood to create stand-alone objects and installations. Her ceramic forms range in size from a few inches to a few feet, but they all share evidence of her hands and fingers. Rather than smoothing the clay surface, Couch is purposely revealing her process and her body in the work. The bulbous forms of her sculptures are opened as though they once were occupied. They suggest the presence of a body while recording the body’s act of making. Couch also creates organic ladder structures with handles immersed in bundles of wool. They hang from the ceiling implying movement to another place. The combination of these elements creates a landscape of possibilities open to interpretation that we find repeated in the other artists as well.

 

 

 

 

Marina Font is explicit in her use of the human body in a different way. Photography is the basis of her work and an entry point for the viewer. The model she photographs can be seen as a representation of “any woman”. This model is used repeatedly throughout her work, but is always positioned in the same pose. Font then layers the photograph of the life-size nude with explosive patterns that recall star systems, energy and past generations.

 

These patterns are made using thread, fabric, and ceramics, creating a visceral juxtaposition against the photographic image. The abstract patterns exist in our physical space, more real and active than the photographic image itself, suggesting a static body that is in the process of exposing the emotional, spiritual and psychological being.

 

 

 

 

 

The large-scale paintings by Renée Rey are figurative and depict fantastical landscapes. Her paintings allude to an ethereal space of atmospheric beings that float and merge with each other and their surroundings. The physical laws break in a multitude of ways. The bodies themselves are fluid in gender, age and size. They intersect with each other, becoming one, as the sky and landscapes create symbolic forms celebrating this state of flux. Much like the abstract patterns in Font’s works, Rey’s bodies become the patterns, fragmenting into possibilities beyond the static form. Rey also describes her figures as self-portraits. They are interpretations of herself over the course of her life.

 

 

 

 

 

Self-portraiture is seen again in Terre Rybovich’s process. She begins with placing her body directly onto the drawings. It is a performative act that creates a literal imprint or tracing of her physical self within the work. This ghost of her body begins the drawing.

 

From there, Rybovich generates infinite possibilities for her drawings, from formal investigations to morphological evolutions with animals. Birds are a recent addition to her work. Their larger than life depictions are gridded over her body print, morphing and transforming it. The body’s scale and form change in relationship to both the birds as well as her other additions. Out of this process new structures are defined that map out the body’s relationship to itself, to nature, and mythic narratives.

 

 

 

HEATHER COUCH

 

Heather Couch is an emerging south Florida artist working primarily in installation with ceramic forms, fiber, and raw construction materials. Her work plays with fragility in a way that brings liveliness and nonchalance through materials that are both timeless and ephemeral. The seemingly irrational ways in which we move and make decisions are echoed in the process of this work. Nurturing, caretaking, risk, and transformation are themes that repeat themselves in her work, informed by emotional, spiritual, and ideological tension. The forms inform each other in a dialogue of growth and discovery, responding to experiences in the artist’s life and in empathy to stories that resonate with her own.

 

Raw materials actively respond to the maker, as the artist indulges in the character of the material. The repetition of finger marks in wet clay, the warmth of billowed wool, the grittiness and raw presence of concrete and wood… these serve as grounding consistencies that allow for continued exploration and the expression of intuitive gestures. In this process is found comfort, fear and metaphor in repetitively approaching a dynamic precariousness. There is an underlying strength that sits beneath any fragility.

 

 

Heather Couch is an Assistant Professor of Art at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She earned a BA in Sculpture at Union University in 2007, and an MFA in Ceramics at Arizona State University in 2015. She also studied ceramics and sculpture at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the Chautauqua Institute of Art in upstate New York, Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. She has been a resident artist at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary, the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona, and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

 

MARINA FONT

 

 

 

Marina Font was born in Argentina in 1970. She studied design at the Martin Malharro School of Visual Arts, Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 1998 she studied Photography at the Speos Ecole de la Photographie, Paris. She earned an MFA in Photography from Barry University, Miami in 2009. She has exhibited extensively at galleries, museums and cultural institutions in the US and abroad.

 

Her work is present in various public collections such as the MDC Museum of Art+Design, Miami, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Frost Art Museum at FIU, the LOWE Art Museum at The University of Miami, FoLA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Bunnen Collection in Atlanta, the Girls’ Club collection in Fort Lauderdale and various private collections throughout the world.

 

She is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, mixed media, installation and video. Her studio practice explores ideas about identity, gender, territory, language, memory and the forces of the unconscious. Her visceral and intuitive works, strongly influenced by psychoanalysis, often focuses on women and the domestic sphere.

 

Her first monograph “Anatomy is Destiny” in collaboration with Minor Matters Books + Dina Mitrani Gallery was selected for the Photo Book Spotlight by Aperture at aipad The Photography Show, NY, 2019. Marina is also part of the multidisciplinary collaborative RPM Projects, as well as the Instagram-based collaboration “Instacorrespondences”. She currently lives in Miami Beach and works at her studio at The Collective 62, located in Liberty City, Miami.

 

 

 

 

RENÉE REY

 

Renée Rey is an award-winning painter and mixed media artist working in Southwest Florida and New York City. In large and intimate-scaled artwork, Rey challenges traditional landscape and human figuration. In alternate universes and transformative self-portrait, she explores movement, metamorphosis and the sublime. Existential and societal narratives of age/gender/cultural identity, cross-cultural connections, environmental sustainability, inclusiveness and equality flow through her artwork. As she intuitively applies, wipes, scratches and manipulates traditional and non-traditional materials, Rey investigates intersections between abstraction and realism, two and three dimension, and intensity and delicacy of materiality by the artist’s hand.

 

Rey’s artwork has been selected for numerous national exhibitions by museum curators and gallery directors including the exhibition Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM and Florida Contemporary Exhibition, Baker Museum, Artist-Naples, Naples, FL  Awards include Best of Show, Art Encounters National Competition by Alejo Benedetti, Curatorial Assistant, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, Jade Dellinger, Director of Exhibits & Collections, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL, and Mallory O’Connor, Professor of Art History Emerita (Santa Fe College, Gainesville,FL).

 

Rey was invited to the School of Visual Arts Summer Painting Residency, New York, NY in 2019 and Sun Peak Center for Art and Sustainability, Colorado Springs, CO in 2016. She has taught painting, drawing and creative thinking to adults and children for 8 years. The artist studied drawing, painting, 3D design, film, performance art, computer art and art history on the undergraduate and graduate levels in New York and Florida. Rey holds an MBA in Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, an AAS in Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, an MA in Jewish Education, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY and a BA in Judaic Studies, University at Albany, Albany, NY.

 

 

 

 

TERRE RYBOVICH

 

A third-generation native of West Palm Beach, Terre is a daughter of Tommie Rybovich, the noted sports-fishing boat designer/builder. Like her father, Terre opts to work at the edge of what she knows, in a process of continual questioning.

 

Her drawing technique came to her years ago, while delirious with the flu. “Drawing backward” was the initial idea. In other words, creating an image by removing charcoal from paper, instead of making marks on a clean page. Since that day, Terre has been drawing backward. She staples a large piece of paper to a sheet of plywood, then scrubs the entire surface with a thick stick of charcoal. Next, she works spontaneously to imprint her hands, limbs and torso in the charcoal. Her aim is to start the drawing with random marks.

 

 

Ultimately it is those marks that determine the outcome of the drawing. Spending as much time looking as she does drawing, Terre relies on her intuition and her drawing skills to find the final image in the spontaneous marks. Working without preconceived results allows her to draw imagery she never could have imagined.  Since becoming a serious birder, Terre also makes drawings of birds based on photos she takes. Increasingly, birds also appear in her figurative works.

 

 

Terre has her Bachelors in Politics and Economics from New York University. She has a Masters in Rural Sociology from Wisconsin-Madison. Her first career was in grassroots activism and grant-making. That experience forged an enduring commitment to this world. It also instilled a courageous drive that Terre now channels into art-making.

 

Terre now lives in Homestead, Florida with her husband Jon Ward. Her drawings have been exhibited widely in South Florida; they are in a number of private collections. Terre’s drawings have been part of the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York City since 2004.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

Wasmer Art Gallery is located on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965

Phone: (239) 590-7199

Website:  fgcu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE For “ENDANGERED” – Apply By September 30th! Call For Fine Art, Wearable Art, Fine Craft And Student Entries

Due to a computer glitch and bad weather from hurricanes, the deadline for “ENDANGERED”  Art4Apes has been EXTENDED To September 30th.  Many artists ask, what does “Endangered” mean?  The answer is: It is up to you!  To name a few themes: Animals, Flora, Humans, Oceans, Children, Health, etc.  Artists have until September 23rd to enter and as an incentive, there will be a FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th 50th, and 100th entries!  We share the details here. Students are encouraged to apply, as there is a special category for their entries!

 

 

 

 

Announcing the Jury Panel

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.  Here’s the link:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2018.

 

 

We are pleased to announce the jury panel for this year’s contest.  We take immense pride in our expert panels which always feature artistic talent, photography expertise and a knowledge and love of animals and the environment.  Our judges command respect both nationally and internationally.

 

This year we are thrilled to announce that our panel will consist of:

  • Glen Gentele, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Orlando Museum of Art, one of central Florida’s major cultural institutions,
  • Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 
  • Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report.

GLEN GENTELE

Glen Gentele is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Orlando Museum of Art, one of central Florida’s major cultural institutions. He previously served as the President of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art at a time of positive change and growth for the city. Prior to that, Gentele held a joint appointment as Director of Laumeier Sculpture Park & Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri—a 105-acre open-air museum focused on cutting-edge art—and as the Aronson Endowed Professor for Modern and Contemporary Art, at University of Missouri, Saint Louis. Earlier, he served as the Head of Collections Management, and Curator of Exhibitions, at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Gentele has taught courses in contemporary art ranging from environmental perspectives, installation art, the body in art, to graduate courses in museum practice and studio art. He has organized numerous museum solo and group exhibitions, served on advisory boards, engages as a mentor, and believes that art museums are places of ideas that advance intellectual discourse and our understanding of the human condition. He brings over 20-years of experience in museum administration, art, contemporary sculpture, fundraising, education and community engagement. Gentele received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, the oldest continuously degree granting art school in the United States; and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

JAYAPRAKASH JOGHEE BOJAN 

Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan is a Singapore based National Geographic Award winning nature photographer. He likes to create awareness through his story telling images, His pictures have been featured in several publications including National Geographic, BBC and others internationally. He was also featured in BBC world news recently about his passion for nature photography and stories around his award wining pictures. He is also the brand ambassador for Orang-utan Alliance an NGO promoting Palm oil-free products and supporting grassroots conservation projects affected by non sustainable palm oil.  He was named National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 for his image “Face to Face in a River in Borneo”.  

 

 

 

“Face to Face in a River in Borneo” by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan ©2018

RICKIE LEITER

Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process.   A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011.  While its focus is the visual art scene in Southeast Florida, she sees personal inspiration in nature, as well as the performing arts.  

Rickie’s mission is to help emerging artists achieve meaningful careers and to guide professional artists in finding their niches.  With a world-wide readership, The Rickie Report brings visual artists and art lovers/art patrons together.  For her, these relationships are the bonds that create a well-educated and well-rounded community.

Rickie’s own creative process over the years has included fiber art, one-of-a-kind wearable art necklaces, and mosaics.  In addition to having earned an MSW, Rickie has served as a long-time volunteer in national and international non-profits, providing her with a solid on-the-ground education for marketing, communication and leadership training.  She and her husband, Jeff, publish The Rickie Report while enjoying the cultural bounties around them.    Contact Rickie@TheRickieReport.com

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.  Here’s the link:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2018.

Details: https://www.art4apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018

You are invited to enter the 6th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.  This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats.  The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats
  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

Categories for entry:

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

 

  • Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

 

  • Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999)

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories enter 1 or 2 artworks accompanied by a donation of $35 that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. There is no limit on the number of entries you may make. Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both categories.  

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999 may enter one piece of art or photography with a donation of $5 USD per piece that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes.  There is no limit on the number of entries you may make.  Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.

We will accept individual or class/group entries.  Educators wishing to enter their students’ work should email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com for information on assistance and discounts for class entries.  

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

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.  

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2018.

Special Prizes:  

A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.

The book Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of FlowerSchool New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

Young Artists:  Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes.  Endangered: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

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

Proceeds

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

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

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

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.  

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2018.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“ENDANGERED” Art4Apes Announces Jury Panel As September 23rd Deadline For Artist Entries Nears

“Endangered” Art4Apes announces the jury panel for this year’s contest.  The jurors feature artistic talent, photography expertise and a knowledge and love of animals and the environment:  Glen Gentele, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Orlando Museum of Art, Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017, and Rickie Leiter, publisher of  The Rickie Report.  Artists have until September 23rd to enter and as an incentive, there will be a FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th 50th, and 100th entries!  We share the details here.

 

 

 

Announcing the Jury Panel

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.  Here’s the link:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

 

 

We are pleased to announce the jury panel for this year’s contest.  We take immense pride in our expert panels which always feature artistic talent, photography expertise and a knowledge and love of animals and the environment.  Our judges command respect both nationally and internationally.

 

This year we are thrilled to announce that our panel will consist of:

  • Glen Gentele, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Orlando Museum of Art, one of central Florida’s major cultural institutions,
  • Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 
  • Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report.

GLEN GENTELE

Glen Gentele is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Orlando Museum of Art, one of central Florida’s major cultural institutions. He previously served as the President of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art at a time of positive change and growth for the city. Prior to that, Gentele held a joint appointment as Director of Laumeier Sculpture Park & Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri—a 105-acre open-air museum focused on cutting-edge art—and as the Aronson Endowed Professor for Modern and Contemporary Art, at University of Missouri, Saint Louis. Earlier, he served as the Head of Collections Management, and Curator of Exhibitions, at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Gentele has taught courses in contemporary art ranging from environmental perspectives, installation art, the body in art, to graduate courses in museum practice and studio art. He has organized numerous museum solo and group exhibitions, served on advisory boards, engages as a mentor, and believes that art museums are places of ideas that advance intellectual discourse and our understanding of the human condition. He brings over 20-years of experience in museum administration, art, contemporary sculpture, fundraising, education and community engagement. Gentele received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, the oldest continuously degree granting art school in the United States; and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

JAYAPRAKASH JOGHEE BOJAN 

Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan is a Singapore based National Geographic Award winning nature photographer. He likes to create awareness through his story telling images, His pictures have been featured in several publications including National Geographic, BBC and others internationally. He was also featured in BBC world news recently about his passion for nature photography and stories around his award wining pictures. He is also the brand ambassador for Orang-utan Alliance an NGO promoting Palm oil-free products and supporting grassroots conservation projects affected by non sustainable palm oil.  He was named National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 for his image “Face to Face in a River in Borneo”.  

 

 

 

“Face to Face in a River in Borneo” by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan ©2018

RICKIE LEITER

Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process.   A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011.  While its focus is the visual art scene in Southeast Florida, she sees personal inspiration in nature, as well as the performing arts.  

Rickie’s mission is to help emerging artists achieve meaningful careers and to guide professional artists in finding their niches.  With a world-wide readership, The Rickie Report brings visual artists and art lovers/art patrons together.  For her, these relationships are the bonds that create a well-educated and well-rounded community.

Rickie’s own creative process over the years has included fiber art, one-of-a-kind wearable art necklaces, and mosaics.  In addition to having earned an MSW, Rickie has served as a long-time volunteer in national and international non-profits, providing her with a solid on-the-ground education for marketing, communication and leadership training.  She and her husband, Jeff, publish The Rickie Report while enjoying the cultural bounties around them.    Contact Rickie@TheRickieReport.com

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.  Here’s the link:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Details: https://www.art4apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018

You are invited to enter the 6th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.  This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats.  The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats
  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

Categories for entry:

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

 

  • Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

 

  • Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999)

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories enter 1 or 2 artworks accompanied by a donation of $35 that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. There is no limit on the number of entries you may make. Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both categories.  

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999 may enter one piece of art or photography with a donation of $5 USD per piece that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes.  There is no limit on the number of entries you may make.  Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.

We will accept individual or class/group entries.  Educators wishing to enter their students’ work should email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com for information on assistance and discounts for class entries.  

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

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.  

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Special Prizes:  

A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.

The book Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of FlowerSchool New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

Young Artists:  Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes.  Endangered: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

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

Proceeds

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

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

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

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.  

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Don’t Miss Hennevelts “May the Froth Be With You” Exhibit: A Sci-fi Art show. From Startwars To Dragons To Hmmm…What Is That? This Show Is Out Of This World

Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt’s Exhibit, “May the Froth Be With You” will take you out of this world!  All works are created by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt along with several collaborations works between these two local artist based out of Northwood Village. Yes, they are those “Hennevelts” from Hennevelt’s Gallery!  The exhibit takes place at Harold’s Coffee Lounge on Northwood Road in West Palm Beach through Friday, May 29th.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks!  We can tell you from experience, these sci-fi images and 3D art pieces are addictive – just like the froth on Harold’s Coffees!

 

 

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Harold’s Coffee Lounge

509 Northwood Road    W. Palm Beach, FL

“May The Froth Be With You”

Show Curator: Christian Bentall

Sponsors: Harold’s Coffee Lounge, Beat Thief

Show closes Friday, May 29, 2015

During  the Art and Wine Promenade

6pm – 9pm

Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/377688549093385/

"Bubos Cousin" Sculpture by Freddy Hennevelt

“Bubos Cousin” Sculpture by Freddy Hennevelt

The Hennevelts have been in Northwood Village for four years and have recently changed their Gallery location in Tinson Antiques at 540 Northwood  Road, West Palm Beach.  The Gallery space is small and features a total of 9 local and international artists.  Gallery hours are: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5pm.

"Re Clomet" 3d Artwork by Nickie Hennevelt

“Re Clomet” 3d Artwork by Nickie Hennevelt

Freddy is in the Gallery on Wednesday and every other Saturday where he can often be found working on furniture restoration and refinishing. With so much going on, this energetic couple has found the time to pull together an amazing show that is being featured for the entire month of May at Harold’s Coffee Lounge located at 509 Northwood Road.  Nickie and Freddy also take commissions.

Please join Nickie and Freddy at their show closing on Friday, May 29, 2015 during the Northwood Village Art and Wine Promenade.

"Tie Fighter" by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt

“Tie Fighter” by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt

Hennevelt’s story goes back to a non physical world as they met online in a virtual world of Second Life. Discovering they had the same love of photography and art, they fell in love with each other. While never meeting in person, the two began an art gallery in the virtual world of Second Life with their photography of NWSPictures.
"Epus" by Freddy Hennevelt

“Epus” by Freddy Hennevelt

As Second Life became Real life for them and then opening a Gallery in the real world, their many talents as artist have unfolded to the public. Not only are they photographers but painters and sculptors from 2-D to 3-D. Freddy and Nickie also served as ArtSynergy Co-founders and District Leaders, bringing artists and artisans of Palm Beach County together during Art Palm Beach to showcase local artistic talent.
"X Wing" by Nickie Hennevelt

“X Wing” by Nickie Hennevelt

Widely known and appreciated community art activists, they co-founded the ArtX Artwalk for the Historic Northwood Art Walk Second Saturday each month! These docent led tours take art lovers to meet gallery owners and artists, as well as focus on the small businesses that make Northwood Village the hip place it has become. These events are Free and family friendly.  For details about the Artwalks, please visit: www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com  
"Dragon" by Freddy Hennevelt

“Dragon” by Freddy Hennevelt

For more information please visit:

Nickie and Freddy’s website:

Hennevelts.com

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go

West Palm Beach, 33407 FL
561.506.4108      Email: Art@Hennevelts.com
Hennevelt’s Gallery on the Go website:   www.hennevelts.com

Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:

www.NWSPictures.com
NEW! Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/nhdesign4u
www.hennevelts.com/nhdesign4u.html

ArtSynergy Co-founders / District Leaders

http://artsynergypbc.com/

Nickie’s full time employment:

West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Supporting the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
http://www.wpblf.org/

 

Harold's Coffees, Sponsor

Harold’s Coffees, Sponsor

henneveltSponsor Beat Thief

Beat Thief, Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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Save Our Home Fundraiser

For

Trina and Anthony Burks

Saturday, May 23, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park,FL

 

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

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks

Anthony and Trina Burks

 

 

 

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

 

Save Our Home!

Save Our Home!

 

 

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

 

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

"Kimono Doll" by Trina Burkes

“Kimono Doll” Mixed Media by Trina Burkes

 

 

"Rhino" Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

“Rhino” Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

 

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

 

Anthony Burks working on a painting

Anthony Burks working on a painting

 

 

How Does This Raffle Work?

 

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

 

"Endangered" by Anthony Burks

“Endangered” by Anthony Burks

 

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

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

 

Here is where Anthony has his artwork now:

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

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

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

 

 

 

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