Vivid Arts App Offers Free Details For Three Florida Art Fairs And Festivals

Vivid Arts will offer a free App experience for three South Florida Events in January.  The culturally curious will now have the digital tools to enjoy Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017, Continuum West Palm Beach and Art Fort Lauderdale with the upcoming update in the Vivid Arts iOS app.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Empowering The Culturally Curious Through Technology

 

 

Here’s the link: Vivid Arts on the App Store

 

 

Vivid Arts, a digital platform focused on growing the arts and culture community through a connected and unified platform, recently launched an update to their iOS app that integrates events and enhances the user experience. The updated ‘Live Events’ features will act as a digital tour guide and give users the info and tools to know what’s going on at each event. Users will be able to get Google Maps directions directly to the event, see each event’s show lineup as well as the event’s participating artists, and share their photos taken from the Vivid Arts app directly to social media or to their friends.

 

“We’re excited just to be part of these fantastic upcoming South Florida art events,” Edgar Garcia, Founder of Vivid Arts, said. “Vivid Arts is extremely proud to simplify the experience from start to finish for attendees.”

 

 

 

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  • Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017 will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts in January 2017 during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Ave.

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  • Continuum West Palm Beach’s mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located in CityPlace at the former Brookstone store and is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.

 

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  • Art Fort Lauderdale is a revolutionary art fair hosted at properties on the intracoastal waterways in Fort Lauderdale – incorporating a different approach to view, interact and purchase art. It will be an outlet that will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work whether they are independent or being represented by a gallery.

 

In addition, Vivid Arts is proud to announce it has brought on a Digital Advertising Specialist and a marketing intern to their team, Omer Usta and Deanna Campbell, respectively.  Mr. Usta has a B.A. in Business Administration from Yeditepe University in Istanbul  Turkey, and twelve years of work experience in digital marketing. Most recently, Omer has worked with the Turkish power comparison platform, Seçelektrik, and Ram Marketing Group in Coconut Creek, Fla.  Ms. Campbell has a B.A. in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She will take take on some project management and digital marketing responsibilities.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces November Events and More Workshops

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society welcomes everyone to their next meeting on Thursday evening, November 10th as Jorge Leon giving a demonstration, using watercolor and acrylic on Yupo paper. Jorge will be teaching a workshop for PBWS March 30 & 31, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this meeting as well as upcoming Workshops, which are open to non-members. This is another artist networking organization, where artists can meet and learn from each other.

 

 

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PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

NOVEMBER  10TH  MEETING

FEATURING:

 

 

Jorge Leon,  Demonstration at 7 pm

Watercolor and acrylic on Yupo paper

 

 

 

Thursday, November 10th

5:00 pm Doors Open

6:30 pm Meeting Begins

7:00 pm Demonstration

Boca Raton Community Center

50 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL.

Just off Palmetto Park Road at Boca Raton Blvd.

 

 

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Jorge will teach a workshop for PBWS March 30 & 31, 2017.

For more details:

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.org

 

 

UPCOMING MEETING DATES:

Dec 6,7,8, 2016: Pat Weaver watercolor
Jan 12, 2017: Jane Slivka acrylic
Jan 26, 27, 2017 Kitty Burri watercolor on prepared paper
Feb 9, 2017: David Daniels
March 9, 2017: Marilyn Liedman

 

 

 

This Winter’s Workshops:

 

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Pat Weaver, Watercolor

 

Pat Weaver
Signature Member, Life Member, and Past President of the Florida
Georgia Watercolor Society,
Dec. 6, 7, 8, 2016 —Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-4 PM , Boca Women’s Club
$320. members, 350. non-members
Non-refundable but may be used toward another PBWS workshop within a year.
Discover how fresh and spontaneous watercolor can be! Pat Weaver will detail the fundamental principles of good painting to enable you to work better and looser with more confidence. Pat teaches you to build a solid foundation, then create fresh, beautiful work quickly.

 

 

 

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Watercolor by Kitty Burri

 

Kitty Burri, watercolor
Thurs-Fri Jan. 26-27, Boca Raton Community Center
$160. members, 200. non members
Kitty will to acquaint you with painting on a liftable watercolor surface, eliminating the fear of making an irreversible mistake. The first day will cover preparing the paper and some drawing considerations she uses in her painting, The second day each participant will be guided to achieve her painting goals working on their individual paintings from drawings they have prepared.

 

 

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Watercolors by Jane Slivka

 

Jane Slivka, Acrylic
Jan. 10,11,12, 2017 – Tues, Wed, Thurs.
$320. members, 350. non-members

 

 

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Watercolors by David Daniels

 

 

David Daniels, Watercolor
Feb. 6,7,8,9, 2017 – Mon. thru Thurs.
$410. members, 440. non-member

 

 

To Register for a Workshop:

To sign up for the above workshops please mail a $100.00 deposit check for each workshop, made out to Palm Beach Watercolor Society, to:

Jimmy Walker
6442 Emerald Breeze Way, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

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Workshops Desired_____________________________________________

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Are you a member? Y___ N___
MEMBERSHIP PRICE – $40.00 a year
BENEFITS – Members can exhibit their art in our shows and get workshop discounts.
Contact: Adrienne Walker 516-885-4199, to use your Credit Card

 

 

For more information:

palmbeachwatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

The State Of Art After “Season”

The Rickie Report has been writing articles about artists, art shows, art exhibits and contests for seven days a week, usually twice a day since September.  Art lovers and Art Patrons, can be reassured that art events continue to happen in Southeast Florida after “season” ends! Classes and exhibits are bountiful. Now is a good moment for Artists to consider the “business” of art.  We may not publish an article every day through the summer, but there are still events on our interactive Calendar of Events that you won’t want to miss.  

 

 

 

“Season” is over….

Artists keep on creating.  

Galleries still exhibit.

Arts organizations continue to program.  

Museums remain open.

There is less traffic.

Classes To Learn Art Techniques are being taught .

 It is easier to get a reservation for dinner.

Art and Handmade Fine Crafts Are Still Available!

And the Calls For Entries To Artists for next “season” are just beginning!

A Word To Art Lovers and Art Patrons:

Stop by galleries and art exhibits in “off season”.  

They’ll be less crowded with visitors – and you will have a chance to linger!  

This is a terrific time to hone your art skills, learn a new technique or make a creative play date with friends!

 

 

A Few Words To Artists:

 

 

NOW is a good time for artists who have been scurrying to meet too many overlapping deadlines for the past six months to organize themselves!  

 

Business Cards

 

 

  1. Are your business cards up to date?  
  2. Is it time to revisit the wording, font size or photos on them?
  3. Do you have enough cards to get you through the next 12 months?  NO ONE wants to run out in the middle of their busy time…Do it now!
  4. Personally, I like being able to make a note on someone’s business card, so shiny paper or too many words/photos prevent that from happening….

 

 

Artwork

 

The hardest part of coming back home to your studio after an exhibit or show is putting everything away and staying organized for the next one.  

 

  1. Check your files to make sure they are up to date
  2. Mark off pieces you have sold from your inventory ( this makes paying taxes easier for next year, too)
  3. Are you missing pieces?  Now is a good time to play detective and found out where the missing pieces are.  
  4. Most exhibits have rules about artwork that is left after pick up dates.  Check on their status before your hard work is sold without you getting a commission.
  5. Bringing artwork of any kind to exhibits, shows, and galleries produces wear and tear.
  6. Check your frames for nicks and marks that need to be fixed.
  7. Check your mats and glass to be sure everything is in its proper position and in good condition.
  8. Check your hanging devices.  Avoid being removed from a show because your wire is too loose or unsteady.
  9. Update your inventory lists.

 

 

Take a moment for a mental inventory.  

  1. Are you happy with what you are creating?
  2. Is it time to try a new technique that you just haven’t had time for?
  3. Now is a perfect time to take a short-term class or workshop!
  4. Schedule some networking time with other artists.
  5. Talk about how this “season” has been for you.  Sharing insights can be helpful, if you don’t get into a round of grousing.  If something didn’t “work”, now you have time to reflect on what you can control – how you react and plan differently.
  6. Outline your business goals – yes! if you are selling your artwork, you are in business!

 

 

Buy a 2017 Calendar

( You already have a 2016 Calendar, Right?)

 

  1. Start by marking the dates of all exhibit and show deadlines you are applying to in RED.
  2. NOW: Mark the dates of those acceptance announcements and drop offs in BLUE.
  3. The Rickie Report is interested in sharing your good news!  As soon as you get the acceptance notice, send us an email about the event!  
  4. We are currently booking dates through December, 2017, so don’t hesitate to contact us!
  5. You may not have all of the details, but we can save you a spot in the publication queue.
  6. To get your article published, let us know 3-6 weeks before the Exhibition or Opening Reception.  
  7. Last minute openings are possible, but please do not plan on that, especially during “season”.  
  8. Giving us  6 weeks advance notice in “season” gives you more opportunities to choose a timely date for your publication.
  9. An article includes:  Who (you/art organization), What (Type of Event), When ( Exact dates of exhibit and specific dates and time of Receptions, including Hours of Operation), Where (Exact street address, contact name and phone number to ask more questions), Why ( if this is a fundraiser or for a charity, we will happily highlight the organization and include their website and social media addresses. Also: 6 jpegs, artist statement, brief bio, website address, social media addresses and anything else you want our readers to know about your artwork and creative process.
  10. It is FREE to subscribe to The Rickie Report.  We will bill you for articles.  There is no word maximum. Call for current rates.
  11. Invest in your art business and take a monthly ad. With 3 rotations of jpegs ( change them out at no charge monthly), you bring more readers (art lovers and art patrons, gallerists, museum personnel, show directors world wide) to your website.  Your ad is seen with every article we publish. Call for current rates.

 

Not Sure Where To Go From Here?

 

  1. Rickie Leiter and Ilene Adams lead “Art Marketing Seminars” throughout Palm Beach County and are willing to travel north or south.
  2. Our seminars are 2 sessions, one week apart
  3. Our “graduates” have a high rate of new acceptances to exhibits, shows and awards, plus SALES.
  4. We are happy to book these seminars with an arts organization or gallery.
  5. Rickie Leiter is available to consult on an hourly basis. Refine your particular marketing tools, including pricing and networking on an individual basis.

 

 

Happy creating, viewing, buying and sharing!

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