Art Synergy Aid Auction Opens Today With OneCause/BidPal Online. Supporting Local Artists, Generating Grants, And Making The World A Better Place

The Art Synergy AID Auction opens TODAY, with OneCause/BidPal (online auctions) and continues through Friday, May 22 at midnight.  Art Synergy is the unique movement of artists, businesses, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of South Florida’s vibrant arts community.  Co-founder of Art Synergy, Rolando Chang Barrero and museum-collected artist Camilla Webster have called their respective networks to come together to deliver financial solutions to the community.  Sign up now.  It is free!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks. Start bidding!  The artists whose financial contributions to our economy in the past deserve our support NOW!  Meet the participating artists on Thursday, May 21, 2020. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART   SYNERGY   AID   AUCTION

Monday, May 18  at  8:00 am

through

Friday,  May 22  at  midnight

 

 

 

Online: https://one.bidpal.net/artsynergyaid2020/auction

 

 

Meet  the  Artists  of  Art  Synergy  on  ZOOM

 

 

May 21, 2020   6:00   PM

Contact  ArtSynergyPBC@Gmail.com  for password

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The auction which begins TODAY at 8 am and concluded on May 22, 2020 at midnight features over 70 local artists who will be donating 50% of their sales to the Art Synergy AID Fund which will make grants of up to $500 for local artists in crisis due to the COVID19 pandemic.  

A Meet the Artists on Zoom is planned for this Thursday at 6 PM and will be broadcast Live on social media, otherwise you’ll need to contactArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com  to link and password to participate. More info will be available atwww.ArtSynergy.org

 

 

The Art Synergy AID Auction

…a benefit for Art Synergy AID Fund

 

Browse, buy, or bid today ~ help support your local art community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Meet and Greet Link Now at ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

 

To donate directly to the ArtSynergy Aid fund to support these artists:

DONATE NOW

 

 

Get to know our friends and organizers:

Hindman Auctions Palm Beach

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Dave Lawrence  Jessica Ransom  Shaun Castillo


The Art Altruist


Camilla Webster  Kate List  Guy Clark  Kate Waterhouse Valeray Francisco  Kelly Luchini  Steve Watson
Who are sponsoring Art Synergy during their     Inaugural Auction | 05.29.20

Note: The amount of the contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money (and the fair market value of property other than money) contributed over the value of goods or services provided by the organization.  Art Synergy is a exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code: EIN #47-4791072

 

The Art Altruist is a group of Palm Beach art leaders with a global reputation.

Follow us on Instagram: @TheArtAltruist for more information.

 

 

About Hindman:

Hindman is one of the nation’s leading fine art auction houses connecting cities nationwide to the global art market and providing expertise across all categories, sales channels and price points. Headquartered in Chicago, Hindman is home to 150 employees, with additional offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach, Scottsdale and St. Louis. Visit: hindmanauctions.com for more information.Camilla Webster, Kate Waterhouse, Guy Clark and Valeray Francisco will lead the organization of  the first Altruistic Art Auction via Hindman Auctions to create funds for the Art Synergy Aid Fund.

 

 

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49th Annual K-12 Grade Student Art Show and Sale At Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School Opens May 1

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art proudly presents its 49th Annual Kindergarten to 12 grade Student Art Show and Sale on Wednesday, May 1.  The public is invited to the free exhibit and receptions: Grades 6-12 on May 1 and Grades K-5 on May 2.  The Jupiter Women’s Club and Jupiter Junior Women’s Club co-sponsor the awards. LAC has reached out to all of the public and private schools in Palm Beach and Martin Counties to encourage the art teachers to share their students work with the community. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details.  

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

49th Annual K-12 Grade Student Art Show/Sale

 

Opening receptions:

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019  5:30 – 7:30 pm

Grades: 6 – 12

 

 

Thursday, May 2, 2019  5:30 – 7:30 pm

Grades: K – 5

 

 

Exhibit is available May 1- 23rd   Free of charge.

 

 

“Egg” by Allen Chen, King’s Academy

 

In the first few years of the ArtCenters existence, founder Christopher Norton and his staff realized the importance of encouraging young people to pursue their ingenuity and expand their world by exploring the incredible realm of artistic creation.  Since the first K-12 exhibition, the ArtCenter has reached out to all of the public and private schools in Palm Beach and Martin counties to encourage the art teachers to share their students work with the community. 

 

 

 

“Garden Vegetables” by Ezra Santiago U.B.Kinsey Elementary

 

Awards are given in each grade level along with many specialty categories and individual awards that Board members and art enthusiasts select. The ArtCenter would like to thank and acknowledge the Jupiter Women’s Club and the Jupiter Junior Women’s Club for their continued support in co-sponsoring the awards each year.

 

 

“Chairs” by Chasing Arrows Art Academy Group Project

 

 

 

There have been stories shared with the ArtCenter over the years by award winners that winning an award at the K-12 Show sparked their interest and encouraged the development of their talents and have lead to successful careers in the arts.

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Public Is Invited To “Celebration Of The Arts” On Saturday, March 30. Experience Music, Visual Arts, Personal Coaching, Ceramics, Porcelain Demo, And Authors

The public is invited to join Pen Women from the Boca Raton Branch and the Ft. Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) for a “Celebration of the Arts”.  Workshops, activities, and speakers will take place at the Center for Spiritual Living in Boca Raton.  An art exhibit by Pen Women artists will be on display and for sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars for what promises to be a fantastic day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is an organization of professional women in the arts – writers, artists and music composers. Established 43 years ago, the Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest branches in the country.

Members have opportunities to interact with other professional women and showcase their creative work in public forums. Workshops, art exhibits, lectures, music programs, competitions and special events are offered. The Branch supports the local community through outreach programs and scholarships awards.

The National League, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the oldest women’s organization in the U.S. Throughout its 120-year-history, the NLAPW has attracted many prominent women to its rosters, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Pearl Buck, Erma Bombeck and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, whose statue of President Lincoln stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, was an early member of the NLAPW.

From October to April, the Boca Raton Branch holds luncheon programs, featuring interesting and inspiring speakers. Guests are welcome to attend the luncheons and meet our creative members. To register for a luncheon, visit our Web site and download a reservation form.

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

 

 

 

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“Floral Fusion 2018” Offers Flower Show And Art Exhibit At Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Call For Artists And Attendees

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park announce “Floral Fusion 2018”, with an Opening Public Reception on Friday, January 12, 2018.  This is a TWO-PART  EVENT:  The Flower Show includes live orchids and floral exhibits. The Art Exhibit includes  2D (painting, photography, mixed media) and 3D (sculpture, glass) art work, on display in the gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the park from January 12 – February 25, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to note the deadline for entries: December 20th.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Dave Nickerson

FRIENDS OF JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK

ANNOUNCE AN EXCITING EVENT AND OPPORTUNITY TO SELL YOUR ART!  

“FLORAL FUSION 2018”

January 12, 2018

Opening Reception, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 All artists + 1 guest are free

 

THE EVENT WILL CONSIST OF TWO PARTS:

A flower show and sale January 12–14, 2018, consisting of live orchids and floral exhibits

A show of 2D (painting, photography, mixed media) and 3D (sculpture, glass) dimensional art work, on display in the gallery of the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center in the park from January 12 – February 25, 2018.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Kimbell Center

16450 SE Federal Hwy.   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

Exhibit runs January 12 through February 28th, 2018

 

 

Important dates and deadlines:
December 20, 2017 – Electronic submission deadline – see below for details
December 27, 2017 – Artists will be notified if their work is selected
Saturday, January 6 – Monday, January 8 – Drop off dates, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Accepted  work to be delivered to the Kimbell Center in the park at above times. Artwork will not be accepted if delivered outside of these times.
January 12 Opening Reception, 6:00 – 8:00 pm; All artists + 1 guest are free
January 12–14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibition with live flowers in the Kimbell Center
Wednesday, February 28 Show ends at 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4 – Pick up artwork, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – see below for details
Sunday, March 4 – last day to pick up artwork, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE REVIEW

All work (2D and 3D) submitted must have a floral theme depicting flowers or floral arrangements. Work may be impressionistic if a floral theme is clearly discernible.

Electronic submissions will be juried to ensure consistency with quality, theme, fit with available showing space, and acceptability within the park’s family-friendly and natural environment

Registration fee is $25 per artist for up to three pieces and $5 for each additional work. Friends of JDSP Member Discount – registration only $20 for up to three pieces! $5 each additional applies.

Visit friendsofjdsp.org/event-registration to register. All information must be provided along with electronic images.

After registration you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your images. Any electronic images not submitted in this format may not be accepted.

Electronic images should be in jpg format of sufficient quality and resolution to allow for proper review (recommended 72ppi and between 1000ppi and 2000ppi on the longest side)

Electronic images should be titled as follows: artistfullname_entry number_artwork title Example: johndoe_1_bird of paradise.jpg

Electronic images must be received by the submission deadline • Accepted work – preparation and delivery requirements

Artwork that portrays recognizable people must be accompanied by a photo model release form (below)

All artwork must be labeled clearly on the back with the artwork title, artist’s name, sales price if for sale, and media type. Price listed on the artwork must match the price listed in registration; otherwise it will be listed as not for sale

3D art must be accompanied by the proper display.
Accepted 2D work must be mounted properly wired on the back for hanging. Work not properly prepared will not be accepted

Deliver artwork to the Kimbell Center between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, Saturday, January 6 – Monday, January 8. Artwork will not be accepted if delivered outside of these times.

20% of sales goes to the Friends of JDSP; the Friends will handle sales transactions and pay the artists at the end of the show. Tax will be added onto the sales price

Artists are responsible for packaging and delivery of artwork to buyers if not local, including all financial arrangements for shipping

• Artwork pickup after show
All artwork must be picked up between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4

Artwork that remains in the center after that date will be donated to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park

If the artist cannot pick up the artwork, please contact the Kimbell Center and provide the name of who will – they will sign off on your work

Please contact the Kimbell Center if the pickup dates present an issue  For more information please contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551 or email friendsjdsp@gmail.com

Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kimbell Center, 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Artwork Release Form Only one form is needed to cover all entries.
Complete if artist is under 18 years old.

Parent Name _________________________________________________________

Parent Signature ____________________________________________ Date __________________

Release by the Artist:

I do hereby make the following statements, release, assignments and assurances to Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc.:
I certify that I (“Artist”) am the owner author of the artwork, and I have not assigned any of my rights associated with the artwork to any third party and have sole, complete and unrestricted authority to enter into this release and to grant the rights described in this release.

I release Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. from any liability whatsoever that arises from their use of the artwork except for uses that violate the terms and conditions of this release.

I hereby grant Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. the royalty-free and nonexclusive right to use and publish images of the artwork on their website or in publications in conjunction with this event. Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. also may use the artwork images in other publications such as their website, in park brochures, in magazines, or for other marketing, promotional, and educational uses with a credit including the © symbol and naming the artist (example – © John Doe). Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. recognize that the artist owns the image and copyright to the image and shall neither claim, nor exercise any ownership rights thereto. Photographs of the artwork may be shared with the media in conjunction with this event only while making the media aware of the copyright ownership and requesting that such media use the images in conjunction with the © symbol and photo credit as in the above example.

In the occasion that the artist’s work is chosen to be displayed in the Kimbell Center:

Artwork that is not picked up by the specified date in the Call to Artists will be donated to the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, unless otherwise arranged in writing by the Artist and the Friends of JDSP.

It is understood that artwork insurance shall not be provided by Jonathan Dickinson State Park or the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. and artwork insurance, if any, shall be obtained by the artist.

It is also understood that Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. shall at all times exercise ordinary care in providing protection to the artwork, but shall assume no responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, or destruction to the artwork.

In consideration of the benefit accruing to the artist and to members of the public, the artist releases Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc. from liability for such loss, damage, or destruction of the artwork.

Print (full name)______________________________________________________

Artwork Title(s) __________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________
Signature________________________________________ Date_______________

Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Event Model release form

 

This form should be used if adults or children appear in your photograph and are recognizable; please use one form per person in the photograph.

Photo Release for Adults (18 and over)

I, being 18 years or older, hereby consent that the photographs in which I appear may be used by the photographer, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc., its assigns or successors, in whatever way they desire, including television without compensation. Furthermore, I hereby consent that such photographs shall be their property, and they shall have the right to sell, duplicate, reproduce, and make other lawful uses of such photographs free and clear of any claim whatever on my part in perpetuity.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand, in the State of Florida, this_________ day of __________, 20____ Signature_________________________________________________________

Name (Print)_______________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________________ City____________________________________State________Zip____________

Photo Release for Minors (under 18)

I being Parent/Guardian of _________________________, hereby consent that the photographs for which he/she posed may be used by the photographer, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc., its assigns or successors, in whatever way they desire, including television without compensation. Furthermore, I hereby consent that such photographs shall be their property, and they shall have the right to sell, duplicate, reproduce and make other uses of such photographs free and clear of any claim whatsoever on my part or my child’s part, or by anyone who may claim by or through my child in perpetuity.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand, in the State of Florida, this__________ day of ___________, 2______
Signature of parent__________________________________________________

Name of child (print)_________________________________________________

Name of parent (print)________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________________

City _________________________________State________ Zip_____________

 

 

For more information:Friends of JDSP:

 

https://www.friendsofjdsp.org

 

 

The Kimbell Center   561-745-5551

 


https://www.facebook.com/friendsofjdsp/

 

 

 

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Call For Art And Photography For 5th Annual “Endangered” Art4Apes 2017 Contest – Cash Prizes And Awards

The 5th Annual “Endangered” Art4Apes exhibition will take place during Art Basel in Miami. This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. The quality of the original artwork, photography and wearable artwork in these shows has been “museum quality”.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Call For Art and Photography and Wearable Art  and some peeks at previous participants.  The Deadline for this prestigious exhibit is October 8, 2017.  Entries are open to Young Artists and Adult Artists.

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists and Photographers

Enter the 2017

 

“ENDANGERED”

Fine Art & Photography Contest

The 5th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries at:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

 

Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.

This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. We received many compliments on the quality of the work in the shows with some pieces being appreciated as “museum quality”.

 

“Leitah” Sculpture covered with Ammo by Mary Engel. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

We are thrilled that the ENDANGERED Contest is attracting artists and photographers of the highest caliber. In recognition of the high standard of entries we are retitling the contest as:

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

It is wonderful to see fine artists and fine art photographers focusing on the issues facing endangered/threatened species or habitats. We are grateful that they use their creativity and skill to draw attention to these critical issues. We would like to encourage all fine artists and fine art photographers to enter the contest and we will continue to do our best to publicize their art and the issues that their work highlights.

 

 

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

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

 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.

 

 

“Harambe”  Acrylic painting by Lise Yust.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Enter now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

Why Enter the Contest?

Here are some of the reasons to enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest:
Cash Prizes for winners. A total of $7,000 in prize money is awarded.
Places In The Exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week are offered to the best pieces entered. We show approximately 50 pieces. All artists are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to the evening receptions.
Wearable Art and Jewelry pieces selected for exhibition in Miami will be photographed on a model against a green screen with appropriate background. Photographs will be made available to the artists.

 

Shark Shawl by Kate Ford, modeled by Alyson Sichenzia. All Rights Reserved.

Exposure: Every entry will be shown on our website in strict order of submission over the course of a year.

Social Media: Every entry will be posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in strict order of submission over the course of a year. We boost a selection of the pieces posted to Facebook so that they reach a larger audience. Additionally, from time to time selected images of orangutans and chimpanzees will be featured on the Center for Great Apes Facebook page, with appropriate attribution.

 

Curator’s Choice: Each year the Curator selects and purchases her choice of a piece either from the Contest or from the Show.

 

Advertising Features: Selected pieces will be offered a place in our advertising campaigns both online and in print media. This has the potential to present your work to a new and broad audience. Specific permission will be sought in advance and the image will be used with the title, artist’s name and All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“Mountain Gazelles” Photograph by Kristen Hines. All Rights Reserved.

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.

Miami Exhibition Theme: One or two images will be offered the opportunity of being the theme for the Miami exhibition and will be featured in advertising and posters as well as receive a prominent position in the exhibition.

 

 

Featured Tee Shirt Design: One image will be selected as the image for our 2017 Exhibition Tee Shirt on sale at the exhibition. The image will have the appropriate attribution, and specific permission to use the image will be requested. The artist will receive one of the tee shirts.

 

“Grape Ape” Recycled paint and card by Young Artists Scout Dingman, Sidney Scholl, Sophie Brandimarte, James Gorman and Gracie Gorman. All Rights Reserved. Tee shirt design ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2016.

 

 

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.

 

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Contest Entry and Prize Money

To facilitate artists entering more of their work, we have adjusted our entry procedure so that now two images (i.e. two different pieces of art) can be submitted for the single entry fee of $35.
We have increased the prize money offered in the two major categories of Fine Art (including Wearable Art, Jewelry and Sculpture) and Fine Art Photography. A total of $3,250 will be awarded in both categories. Prize-winning art plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 6-9th, 2017.
Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1998, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category. We will accept individual or class/group entries. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 for each entry. We offer discounts to educators wishing to involve their classes in the contest. A total of $500 in prize money will be awarded in this category.

 

 

 

Exhibition in Miami

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition will be held December 6-9th at the offices of Dade Heritage Trust, 190 Southeast 12th Terrace, Miami 33131. We are grateful to Christine Rupp, Director of the Dade Heritage Trust for her support and for allowing us to stage our show in this historic building. The building has a newly fitted gallery space, with ample parking nearby, restaurants, a great view and a fabulous terrace.

Entries will be selected for the exhibition based on:

The judge’s scores
How the work fits in the space available and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition.

 

Photography © Jon Norris 2016.  All Rights Reserved.

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250
Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes. 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. All ENDANGERED events are funded either through commercial sponsorship or through private 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 related to this Contest.

 

“Louie”  Photograph by Phoenix.  All Rights Reserved.

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.

 

 

 

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Exciting Updates At “Glass Quest 2017” Bringing Brilliant Teachers And Glass Visionaries To West Palm Beach

The Rickie Report shares updates for Glass Quest 2017, taking place May 26, 27,28, 2017.  Wardell Productions and McMow Art Glass are bringing world renown glass visionaries, educators, publishers, teachers and creators to West Palm Beach, FL for what promises to be a full weekend of education and engagement!  Read the details here, including how to sign up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTED  BY:

 

 

 

 

******UPDATES  FOR  GLASS  QUEST  2017******

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:  561.585.9011 or 954.557.5589

 

 

 

 

 

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Mandel JCC Art Gallery Features Joan Brams, “A Retrospective”

The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches welcomes the New Year with a brand new art exhibit. Beginning Tuesday, January 17, patrons will have the opportunity to view the stunning work of artist and Florida native Joan Brams.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on January 17th and the exhibit continues through February 10th.  These are free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek.  

 

 

 

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 5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens

www.jcconline.com/artgallery

 

 

 

 

JOAN  BRAMS:

“A  RETROSPECTIVE”

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5:30-7:30pm  

Free and Open to the Public

 

Exhibition continues through February 10th

 

 

 

 

 

For over 50 years, Joan Brams has been producing art for the Palm Beaches. On a nothing day, when Joan was twenty- five-years-old, she woke up, poured herself a cup of coffee, and decided that this would be the day she started painting. She enrolled herself in the Norton School of Art and began taking lessons with a local artist. Immediately, she felt that she had been creating art her entire life and within a short period of time, people were actually purchasing her works. Brams joined two other artists and they opened a gallery on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach for a short time.

 

 

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Artwork by Joan Brams

 

 

 

 

Soon, other galleries in the area began to take notice of her, and she began putting on one woman shows around the county and eventually, the Findlay Gallery in New York. After moving to Dallas for a few years, she studied sculpting. There, she learned how to cast Styrofoam sculptures into bronze and aluminum. Additionally, she attended welding school and loved doing it as an art form. After several shows in Dallas, she returned to the Palm Beaches to learn about ceramics.

 
Now, as she resides in the Palm Beaches creating her own genre of art, she has delved into creating work in various media forms. She considers her opus to be in multi-layered works in the areas of painting, ceramics, bronze, aluminum and even one-of-a-kind necklaces. Lately, Brams has been working on Chinese rice paper. Her work is on display in many private as well as public collections. Five of her sculptures are also a permanent fixture at the Palm Beach International Airport.

 

 

For more information on how to explore Joan’s exhibit, classes, workshops or other events visit:

www.jcconline.com/artgallery or contact GwildaB@JCConline.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nancy Tilles’ “Painterly Realism” Is Celebrated At City Of Palm Beach Gardens Art Exhibition

Nancy Tilles is an award winning artist and beloved art teacher whose artwork hangs in public and private collections  around the United States.  The City of Palm Beach Gardens invites the Public to a Free Reception to Meet the Artist on Tuesday, November 29th.  Nancy’s SOLO Exhibition is available now through December 7th at the Burns Road Recreation Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Nancy’s new works.  RSVPs are requested for reception.

 

 

 

 

“Painterly Realism”

Oil Paintings by Nancy Tilles

 

 

Meet The Artist Reception:

Tuesday, November 29

 5:30-7:30 pm

 

 

Exhibition: Now through December 7, 2016

Please Call and RSVP 

Call 561.630.1100 for Gallery Hours

 Free Parking and Free Admission

Burns Road Recreation Center
4404 Burns Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

http://www.pbgfl.com/276/GardensArt

 

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“Mandarin Duck” by Nancy Tilles

 

 

Nancy Tilles is an Award Winning artist known for her oils and portraits, which hang in public and private collections throughout the country. In the past, Nancy has enjoyed exhibiting her paintings in outdoor festivals throughout South Florida including Artigras, Sunfest, Artsfest of Stuart, Naples Art Fair, Jupiter Art Fest by the Sea and many others. Her paintings have represented Artsfest of Stuart and Jupiter Art Fest for posters and promotion. Influenced by living in tropical South Florida for over 30 years, Nancy has been lauded for the rich use of color in her art, and teaches painting to adults in Palm Beach Gardens. There, she shares her love of painting with her students.

 

 

 

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“Adam and Eve” by Nancy Tilles

“For fifteen years I enjoyed participating in outdoor art festivals where I got the chance to meet so many nice and interesting people. I made a conscience decision to stop exhibiting in this way when I downsized from a large home to a small villa. No longer could I have the luxury of working on three large paintings at the same time. My canvases shrunk from hiding me when I carried them to various small sizes that could fit on a bookshelf, Nancy explains”.

 

 

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“Mia” by Nancy Tilles

 

 

“That also sparked a change in my subject matter. Although I loved painting fantastical scenes of underwater life, I had exhausted much of my inspirations and really just wanted to concentrate on painting from real life. I joined a life drawing group and paint from a model with them, once a week. I believe it is making me a better painter and teacher”, Nancy tells us.

 

 

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“Peppers” by Nancy Tilles

 

Nancy shares,”Over the past year, I have painted many smaller paintings. This show represents some of the work I have done this year minus the paintings created with a live model . The subject matter is still evolving. I am excited to share my paintings with you and looking forward to hearing your thoughts”

 

 

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“Acting  Guiding  Loving”  by Nancy Tilles

 

 

 

For more information about Nancy’s artwork or classes:

Nancy teaches oil and acrylic painting to adults at the Center on

Tuesday mornings and afternoons and on Wednesday mornings.

All are welcome.

The City of Palm Beach Gardens offers wonderful classes to the community.

More information about classes can be found by calling 561-630-1100 or by visiting the center online at: http://www.pbgfl.com/578/Adult-Art-Classes

 

 

To view the more of Nancy’s paintings visit: http://www.nancytilles.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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Renee Plevy’s Paintings At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Explore “Transitions”

Renee Plevy, an award winning artist, presents “Transitions”, an exhibition of her paintings, at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. The Public is invited to the exhibit which runs from now through December 10th. Renee has a long list of accomplishments in the art world and is well known for her portraits.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Free Exhibit and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

“TRANSITIONS”

Featuring:

R E N E E       P L E V Y

 

 

Now through December 10, 2016

 

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Painting by Renee Plevy

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901 Fax: (561) 687-9484
info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

 

 

Parking:
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Excursion” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

A lifelong artist, Renee has painted many well-known persons for their private collections, and has had one person shows in museums, galleries, and has shown in Lincoln Center, NYC. She has been in over 68 Galleries and Juried Art Shows.  Known for her “Portrait of a Woman” Organization wherein she has painted 23 oil portraits of famous Women Community Leaders from throughout Palm Beach County who have been honored at a Palm Beach Luncheon for the last four years. Renee has completed 23 oil Portraits of Prominent Palm Beach County Women Community Leaders for Portrait Of A Woman Legacy Series.

 

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“Celebration” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Renee has always had the ability to capture the soul and spirit of her subject. As a colorist, she has used her medium to portray the essence of a person’s personality. An award winning member of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild and Women of the Visual Arts, she won First Prize with the Guild for her painting “Excursion” exhibited at the Nathan D. Rosen Biannual Exhibit.

 

 

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“Contemplation” by Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Renee Plevy has a long list of accomplishments in the art world, including award winning exhibitions from the Northeast to Florida. She has been involved with numerous art-related organizations, giving her time and expertise. In addition, her artwork has been included in government projects, such as the Paterson Courthouse WPA Mural Restoration, Paterson, NJ. Plevy’s teaching affiliations continue to grow.

 

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“Young Girl With Pail” by Renee Levy

 

 

 

In NYC, Renee studied with internationally known portrait painters at the Art Student League, The School of Visual Arts and Parsons. At the same time she taught portraiture at the School of Visual Arts and was prominent with National Artist’s Equity. Renee currently paints in Palm Beach County, FL focusing on commissioned work, private classes, personal portraits and pet portraits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Renee Plevy’s artwork, workshops or exhibits:

Renee Plevy
(561) 736-8108 (Phone/Fax)    (561) 302-1380 (Cell)
renee@reneeplevy.com      www.ReneePlevy.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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

!VA! , A Communal Exhibition Of Altars Celebrate Day Of Dead At Armory Annex

The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.  The Public Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5th, is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.  The Exhibit is available from November 5 – 25, 2016. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

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1121 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-832-1776

armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

¡Va! – A Communal Exhibition of Altars

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

 

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Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-832-1776

 

 

“Latino culture…is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. True, there is as much fear in their attitude as in that of others, but at least death is not hidden away: he looks at it face-to-face, with impatience, disdain, or irony.” —Octavio Paz
The Day of the Dead is a holiday in Latino culture that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to create altars or ofrendas to pray for and celebrate the spiritual journey of friends and family members who have died.  The Armory Annex welcomes the public to experience the treasures and traditions of the Day of the Dead in the exhibition ¡Va!–a communal exhibition of altars created by families, artists, and organizations in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

Opening reception is in conjunction with the Day of the Dead Festival. This is a free, family-friendly cultural event which will highlight the different cultural aspects of the Day of the Dead holiday with music, dance performances, and ethnic cuisine.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or events offered by The Armory Art Center:

armoryart.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