Art Synergy/Art Boca Features Contemporary Artists From Broward, Martin, Palm Beach And St. Lucie Counties In International Exhibit

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton will showcase artists from Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties for Art Forms at Art Boca Raton. This will be the third year for this unique event. Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 14-18, 2018 will be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges art lovers and patrons to mark their calendars!  Noor Blazekovic served as juror of this exhibit.

 

 

 

 

Art by Enido Michelini

 

 

Vernissage
To benefit the Boca Raton Museum of Art and School
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fair Dates
Thursday, Mar 15, 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, Mar 16, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, Mar 17, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, Mar 18, 11 am – 6 pm

3450 NW 8th Avenue   Boca Raton, FL 33431
At Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University

 

Open to the Public   

Art by Cynthia McCallister

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ACCEPTED ARTISTS:

Robert Catapano
Adriano Ficarelli
Jerome Glickman
Harmony Jones
Diane Lublinski
Stacey Mandell
Cynthia McCallister
Mimi McCallum
Enido Michelini
Sharon Pollak
Leon Ruiz
Jaye Wagner
Heather Sisk
Edrian Thomidis

 

 

Art Synergy invited artists from Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties to apply to the call for artists for Art Forms at Art Boca Raton. This will be the third year for this unique event and we are proud to once again to be invited by the Lester’s to exhibit.

Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 14-18, 2018 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.

The International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches will include a 65,000 sq. ft. /6100 sq. meter exhibition hall, a full-service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture hall facility. Ample parking and valet service will be available to fair attendees. 

 

 

Art by Diane Lublinski

 

 

Over 125 submissions were received including both 2D and 3D art. The juror, Noor Blazekovic, is a well-known arts advocate and founder of Irreversible Magazine and Projects, developing an extensive international platform for nontraditional exhibitions and cultural exchanges. Blazekovic is a respected art curator and project developer within the South Florida art community and beyond, her projects have taken her worldwide where she has mentored numerous emerging and mid-career artists, helping them to develop their careers and strengthen their work while building a collector base and following. Blazekovic has received numerous awards within the industry for her leadership role and continued developments within the local community.  The work submitted by all of the artists was most impressive, but due to limited space, only a small selection of artist were able to be selected.  All of their work can be seen at www.ArtSynergy.org.

DAILY  ART  DEMONSTRATIONS:

ArtSynergy will also be coordinating daily demonstrations at ArtBoca offering be a variety of techniques, styles and mediums.

The schedule will be: (artist TBA)

 March 15, 16, 17, 18 

11:45-12:15
1 – 1:30 PM
3 – 3:30 
4:30 – 5 pm 

Art by Heather Sisk

 

 

Art Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, businesses , and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community. We strive to broaden the education and culture of our children and youth through the arts via joint parent/child experiences.  Currently, Rolando Chang Barrero, President, and Ilene Gruber Adams, Vice President are managing the organization along with the support of many artists and art lovers in the community.  Volunteers and board members are always welcome.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.artsynergy.org

email:  artsynergypbc@gmail.com

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie Shares More Tips For Artists To Network And Art Patrons To Find New Connections With Creators

The Rickie Report has long considered networking a primary function of promoting the many creations of artists.  It is simply a good business practice!  After all, how will art lovers find your work to purchase?  We‘ve read numerous magazines (local, national and international) and newspapers ( in hand or digital), and think, “This is the perfect place for (add your name) to let people know about their (fill in the blank: artwork, jewelry, glass art,wood,hand sewn pocketbooks, sculpture,wearable art, classes, etc)”.  In this article we share some often overlooked opportunities for artists to share their news and for art patrons to find their newest purchase.  With 2017 already here – NOW is the time to NETWORK!

 

 

Network…Network…Network!

 

 

Opportunities for artists and art patrons to network:

 

 

The first place is The Rickie Report!

When we publish an article about an art event, an art organization or an individual artist, Art Patrons – TAKE NOTICE!  This is YOUR opportunity to meet creators.  Mingle, meet and get to know the current art scene! This is when you meet an artist whose work you enjoy and being collecting! Build a relationship, as the artist evolves, so will your art world!

 

Where else can you network?

 

 

Your college alumni publication

 

Artists:  Send a photo of you creating!  People are fascinated by your process.  Share!

 

Art Patrons:  Being in touch with someone who shared similar experiences, classes and good memories of college underscores the human need to connect.  The pride shared in these associations is a natural way to reach out to other alumni.

 

What to Include:

  • Your website
  • Email
  • Facebook addresses
  • A concise note
  • Include the date and department you graduated from
  • Phone number
  • 2-3 good quality photos
  • Upcoming Exhibits (print media is working a minimum of 6-8 weeks ahead)

HAVE SOMEONE ELSE PROOFREAD BEFORE you send!!!

 

Big Box Clubs, Organizations you belong to  (AARP, AAA, AMA, ADA…you get the idea)

Google “national associations”

Check out www.directoryofassociations.com

 

Artists: Did you ever wonder how these publications find  people to write stories about?  If YOU don’t tell them about YOUR STORY, then you are relying on someone else to do it for you!  (This approach is not usually successful….DO IT YOURSELF)!

 

 

Art Patrons:  You want to be the first to say you support this artist!  The excitement of acquisition includes knowing each artist’s personal story.  We are all eager to know the details about the creator of the work we love and appreciate.

 

 

What to Include:

  • 2-3 good quality photos of your work and one of you as you are creating.
  • In a concise note or email, remind the editor of your local connection. ( You’re a member of this Big Box Club, you shop there often, you live in the neighborhood that the magazine covers, you’ve created something so unique that the national magazine will miss out if they don’t cover your story).
  • Your Email
  • Your Website address
  • Your Facebook address
  • Your Phone number

 

 

 

 

The media can’t share your news

if they don’t know about you!

 

 

Local Newspapers, Blogs, and Magazines

Check out: www.blogtopsites.com

Artists:   Read your local print media as well as social media!  Who is writing about the visual arts?

  • Send an email and introduce yourself!
  • Call and introduce yourself.  
  • Invite people to your studio to tell them YOUR story and about YOUR creations!

 

Art Patrons:  Have you discovered a new creator?  According to life lessons learned in the sandbox, it is always nice to share!

“See What To Include” above

 

Magazines, Parade magazine,  and Blogs that highlight specialty items (Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Departures, etc)

 

Artists:  We personally know a number of LOCAL artists who have been highlighted in National magazines, International catalogues and Local news items that have propelled their success into the stratosphere!  How did they do it?

They wrote, they sent photos, they sent samples, they followed our advice… We encourage you to do the same!  

 

 

 A Word About Social Media:

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The Rickie Report helps you network with other creators and art patrons!

Share your news and celebrate your successes!  

We’re available for consultation if you have particular questions or need suggestions.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center For Creative Education Presents Bruce Helander’s Professional Practice Lectures

The Center for Creative Education is pleased to announce a two session workshop beginning January 6th, designed for working, motivated artists who wish to learn more about managing a successful career and the business of art.  Bruce Helander, Board Member of the CCE, will lead the workshops. Helander’s wealth of experience as a practicing artist, critic, arts consultant, gallery owner, art dealer, former editor-in-chief of The Art Economist, former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, former dean of the Rhode Island School of Design, and member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, will inform the varied topics. The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

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Center for Creative Education

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160 f (561) 805 9929

www.cceflorida.org

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

&

PERSPECTIVES ON THE ART WORLD

by Bruce Helander

 

 

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Bruce Helander

 

 

 

The Center for Creative Education is pleased to announce a workshop designed for working, motivated artists who wish to learn more about managing a successful career and the business of art.

 

 

 

Bruce Helander, board member of the CCE, will lead the workshops. Helander’s wealth of experience as a practicing artist, critic, arts consultant, gallery owner, art dealer, former editor-in-chief of The Art Economist, former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, former dean of the Rhode Island School of Design, and member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, will inform the varied topics.

 

 

 

The cost is $35.00 for sessions 1 and 2.

Lecture is accompanied by a Free copy of Don Thompson’s book The $12 Million Stuffed Shark. “…is a cutting-edge approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world.”

Attendees to bring spiral notebook and Resumes

Session 1 – January 6, 2016, 6-8pm
“Getting it Together: Setting Goals, Building a Resume, Creating a Portfolio”
Setting realistic professional goals and creating a five-year plan of action.
Increasing motivation to make deadlines, facilitate earning power and set sights on one’s future.
Evaluating one’s worth and price setting.
Building a resume and creating a professional portfolio.

 

 

 

Session 2 – January 13, 2016, 6-8pm
“Getting Seen: Exhibitions, Collectors, Museums”
Best methods for contacting galleries concerning exhibitions.
The benefits of entering juried shows and competitions.
How to attract collectors and museum reps to your studio.
How to arrange museum acquisitions of your work.

 

Get Tickets:

http://cceflorida.org/brucehelander/

 

 

 

For more information Contact:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Events Manager

Center for Creative Education

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    c (561) 670 5678
f (561) 805 9929      www.cceflorida.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Call For Artists Who Want To Participate In A FUN Fundraiser At Armory Art Center

Every artist we’ve spoken to exclaims their delight, excitement and enthusiasm for The Armory Art Center‘s Annual 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction!  Only 50 artists are able to participate in the 4th Annual 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Artists publicly show off their skills by creating a work of art in front of a live audience that will be auctioned off just minutes after being completed. This unique event will give artists the chance to exhibit their work in public at one of South Florida’s most venerated cultural centers. The Rickie Report shares the Call To Artists Information and reminds Art Lovers and Art Patrons to Mark the Date on Your Calendars NOW! Artist Entry Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2015.   Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event to showcase your talent and personality!

 

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1700 parker avenue         w.p.b., fl 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

4th Annual 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction

Saturday, November 28, 2015

6 – 9:30 pm

 

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Artists Creating at Armory 50/50

(Photo Courtesy of Alan Schwartz)

 

 

Why participate? Exposure…

 

 

  • The event will be well promoted and well attended by art enthusiasts and collectors.
  • You can display a binder that is up to 9”x12” to showcase more examples of your work to potential buyers.
  • Each year the 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction has brought in more than 200 spectators.
  • You will have the chance to interact with attendees and distribute postcards and business cards.
  • You have the added benefit of enhancing your resume when you are accepted into this juried opportunity.
  • Your work is auctioned by a local radio personality who will promote the event on air.
  • You will keep 50% from the sale of your work.
  • The event and sale of your painting can be added to your bio and resume.
  • This is a prestigious juried event and you will be selected based on talent.
  • There is a $20 application fee.
  • Artists will be provided a 16”x20” canvas.
  • Artists must provide their own art supplies and set up their work stations.
  • Artists can use acrylic or any other non-toxic materials (no oils) but the work MUST be dry before the end of the painting session (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) and must be ready to hang, even if it includes 3-D elements.
  • The starting bid of all work will be $50. The final bid price is split 50/50 between artist and the Armory.
  • You can also choose to become a sponsoring artist and donate full proceeds for greater publicity. Learn more by going to armoryart.org/sponsoring-artist
  • The artist or a representative at the conclusion of the event must claim unsold artwork. Artwork left at the Armory will become the property of the Armory.
  • Upon acceptance to the 4th Annual 50/50 Live Art Event and Auction, artists will receive further instructions regarding their participation.
  • Application can be found on armoryart.org/artist-opportunites
  • To apply, submit the completed application and 3 jpeg images of your work via email to suzanne.redmond@armoryart.org
  • If you are accepted by the jury, notification with details will be sent by email. For more information, please call (561) 832-1776.
  • Deadline for entry is November 13, 2015

 

Details and application are available at: http://armoryart.org/artist-opportunities

 

 

 

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Jeanne Martin Welcomes Artists/Art Patrons

Event Schedule:

 

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm Artists Set Up

6:30 pm Doors Open to the Public

6:30 – 8:30 pm Artists Create Their Work

8:15 – 8:30 pm Paintings Are Collected For the Auction

8:30 – 8:45 pm Live Auction Begins

9:30 – 10:00 pm Artists break-down

 

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Virginia Sinicki, WRMF’s popular KVJ show radio host

Is returning as emcee.

Last year Virginia livened up the crowd and every painting sold!

 

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Bidders!

 

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Painters at Armory 50/50 Event

 Onlookers Waiting to Make Their Bids

 

The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

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

“Artstravaganza” Features Art from Highwaymen and More to Benefit Domino’s Cat Rescue

On Saturday, October 18th, the public is invited to “Artstravaganza” in Stuart, FL.  Artworks from the historic Highwaymen, Kelvin Hair, Johnny Stovall, Jimmy Stovall and Richard Edwards as well as nationally acclaimed and local artists will be sold to benefit Domino’s Cat Rescue.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and knows you will enjoy this “win-win” event – everyone benefits: art patrons and art lovers, artists and a worthy charity!

 

 

 

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Domino’s Cat Rescue League

 

Presents:

 

 

Artstravaganza

 

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

 

Noon to 8 pm

 

Red Barn Furniture

 

513 SE Monterey Road        Stuart, Fl 34994

 

 

A special art evening will be held on Saturday, October 18th  to benefit Domino’s Cat Rescue.  “Artstravaganza” will feature the historic Highwaymen as well as local and nationally acclaimed artists.  The mission of Domino’s Cat Rescue is to compassionately shelter, spay/neuter and offer for adoption all cats and kittens rescued by us or surrendered to us by the public in and around our local community. Our community outreach efforts increase awareness of spay/neuter programs in order to eliminate overpopulation and homelessness through feline sterilization.

 

 

 

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

 

The Florida Highwaymen, a group of 26 African-Americans, broke convention to paint beautiful iconic landscapes. Originating in the mid 1950’s, an era marked by racism and poverty, these self-taught entrepreneurs mentored each other while they painted on basic materials like Upson board for canvasses, and crown molding for frames. Local galleries shunned their work, so they peddled their art from car trunks along area roadways, hence their name. Their art freed them from work in citrus groves and labor camps, and they created a body of work that has become not only a timeless collection of a natural environment, but a symbol of determination and belief in oneself.*

 

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

 

 

 

The surviving Highwaymen, now in their sixties and seventies, are an important chapter in America’s culture and history, indeed, a National Treasure. Their self-determination in the face of adversity remains an important story of perseverance, inspiration and creativity.*

 

 

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

 

 

 

Come and meet Florida Highwaymen:

Kelvin Hair, Johnny Stovall, Jimmy Stovall and Richard Edward!

 

 

 

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

Painting by Florida Highwaymen

 

Nationally acclaimed and local artists taking part in this event include: Mallo Bisset, Tepa Charles, Judie Martens, Georgia Abood, Ruthann Hewson, Karen Leffel-Massengill, Joe Melanson Aerial Photography, Jewelry Designs by Carol and Pottery by Alex.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Domino’s Cat Rescue, please visit:

www.dominoshouse.org

or

www.facebook.com/Dominos.Cat.Rescue.League

 

* Information courtesy of FloridaHighwaymen.com®

 

And for more  information about this event, please contact

Mallo Bisset  772.260.5212 or  mallobisset@bellsouth.net

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Invites You to an Artist Demo with Nancy Tilles

Nancy Tilles, a well known local artist and art teacher, will provide an oil painting demonstration at the upcoming meeting of the Wellington Art Society on October 8th. This is an opportunity for artists to meet other artists and for art lovers to see a demo in a small group setting.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You To

 

Opening Meeting

 

Wednesday, October  8th

 

Meet and Greet 6 – 7 pm

 

Demonstration by Nancy Tilles 7 pm

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, October 8th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Members and guests are invited to the “Meet and Greet” from 6 – 7 pm. At 7 pm, there will be a demonstration by oil painter, Nancy Tilles. 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "McKee Water Lilies"

Nancy Tilles’ “McKee Water Lilies”

 

 

Nancy Tilles is an award winning artist, well known for her paintings of sea life, portraits of people and flowers. Her paintings are joyful expressions brought to life through color and form. Influenced by living in South Florida for over 30 years, her images often reflect a tropical theme, rich in color.

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "Cliffs of Moher"

Nancy Tilles’ “Cliffs of Moher”

 

 

 

Nancy enjoys exhibiting her work at art festivals where she can meet people and exchange ideas. She has appeared in festivals throughout Florida including Artigras, Sunfest, Naples Art Fair, and Jupiter Art Fest by the Sea and has been the featured artist at both the Jupiter Art Fest and Artsfest in Stuart.

 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "Twin Waterlilies"

Nancy Tilles’ “Twin Waterlilies”

 

Originally from New York, Nancy earned her BFA from the University of Miami in 1977. She currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens and spends her time working on commissions and teaching adults who are interested in perfecting their painting skills or learning how to paint for the first time.

 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "Fantastic Journey Mermaid"

Nancy Tilles’ “Fantastic Journey Mermaid”

 

 

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

 

 

WAS at Wellington City Hall

CITY HALL EXHIBIT SEPTEMBER 2014 TO JANUARY 2015

 

Congratulations to these WAS Members who have their paintings exhibited at City Hall!

Sandra Barbieri, Betty Brodie, Mimi Delgado, Donna Donelan, Ursula Fernandez, 
Marie Lentine, Joanne MacLeod, Nicole McPherson, Kathryn Morlock, Leslie Pfeiffer, 
Phyllis Silk, Franklin Weiss and Betty Jane Zedonek.

 

Emerging artists, new residents of the area or any artist are welcome to attend the Wellington Art Society meetings. WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org   or  http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

A Personalized Approach to Marketing

There are any number of ways artists or other professionals can choose to market themselves.  Let’s be honest:  if you want to be in business, you have to consider your marketing strategies.  The Rickie Report shares some ideas and observations in this article.

 

 

A Personalized Approach to Marketing

 

 

We all market something, even when it is not of our own making.  The clothing we wear tells our surrounding society a lot, especially items with logos, the name of your favorite bar or the latest place you’ve been on a vacation.  Let’s take that a step further.  What do you really want and need to market to be a professional artist or creative?

 

 

 

MARKETING  is an extension of your creative output, be it jewelry, paintings, sculpture, ceramics or decorative art.  Within the word itself is “MAKE” and we believe that hitting your “MARK” intensifies the word’s meaning even more.

 

 Have you looked at your website lately?

 

  • This is your face to the public.
  • Is it time to spruce it up?
  • Have you ever asked anyone to proof read it for you?
  • Let us be clear:  A “website” can be a landing page with your business information and a contact email and phone number.  It does NOT have to be complicated.

 

 Are you public relations monster?  

 

  • You can be effective and lovable without being overbearing.
  • Ten messages on Facebook in one day is overload.
  • Use different modalities to get the word out ( Facebook, Twitter, e-newsletter, The Rickie Report, print media, radio)
  • Once you are accepted to an exhibit or show, THAT is the time to contact the media.  Most media outlets need 6-8 weeks lead time, especially print.  The Rickie Report needs 3-4 weeks notice but you can always check with us in case we have an opening.
  • Have a general press release prepared. Include Who, What, When, Where,Why as well as How people can reach you.  Always include your website, Facebook page address, email and phone number.

 

WIIFM: What’s In It For Me?

 

  • Appreciate your supporters ( buyers and fans)
  • Send a thank you email to your clients when they make a purchase
  • Send an art card for Holiday wishes, birthdays and special sales
  • Give returning patrons a discount on their next purchase.

 

 

How does your creative work transform other people?

 

  • Know who your audience is
  • Who are your ideal clients?
  • Accept that you cannot meet everyone’s interests
  • How are you reaching out to your clients and potential patrons ?

 

Share something about yourself that goes beyond your art

 

  • In your Artist Statement, do you share the feelings that drive you to create?
  • Art patrons make purchases that touch their emotions.   This is an opportunity to connect with them.  Tell them the story behind your necklaces, how you began making mugs, why you chose the subject matter in a painting.
  • Do you have a favorite charity?  Tell that story.  Offer to donate a % of that day’s sales to a charity.
  • Offer to do a trunk show or exhibit for a charity.  If they receive a % of all sales, you can be sure they will let their supporters know about the event!
  • Be a little off-beat.  Have an unusual give-away which costs you minimally but will remind passersby about your artwork.  (We still use a fragment of wood as a paperweight from an artist who cut up his unusual frames into small pieces.  He took the time to sign it.  Every time we move it, his artwork comes to mind.)

 

 

 

A more personalized approach to marketing will help you connect with your audience.  It helps your audience become fans.  

For you to succeed in the business of art, you need both.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Steve Horan in SOLO Exhibit Shows Unique Views of Yellowstone, Introduces “Environmental Portraiture”

Steve Horan is a photographer living in the thriving artist’s community of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County, but over the last four years he’s also been visiting Yellowstone National Park to work on an ambitious photography project. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will exhibit some of Steve’s “environmental portraiture” in a SOLO show which opens February 15th.  The Rickie Report is honored to share this article with you.  Steve’s artistry gives us insight into a world few have understood or spent much time exploring.  Kudos to Steve!  We urge you to bring family and friends to share this experience.  More details are in this article.

 

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YOU ARE INVITED TO:

A SOLO exhibition of portraits by

 

Steve Horan

 

“People of Yellowstone”

 

at the

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460


(561) 471-2901

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OPENING

 

 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15   3 – 5 PM

 

Light refreshments, all welcome. Meet the artist!

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

 

Exhibition from February 15th  through March 15, 2014

 

“Environmental portraiture ” is how Steve Horan describes his latest series, “The People of Yellowstone”.  Horan’s goal is to capture the spirit of the people whose lives and work center around Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding ecosystem.  The project pairs Horan’s portraits and text by award-winning writer, Ruth W. Crocker for a forthcoming coffee table book.  Ninety subjects have been documented to date with over 30 more expected.

 
 
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“Tough Enough”

Horan collaborates with his subjects to photograph them in a setting that immediately tells the story of their connection to Yellowstone’s wilderness.  Yellowstone National Park covers the largest geothermal area in the world, a super-volcano, and is home to geysers, grizzlies, wolves, eagles, elks, and huge herds of wild buffalo. This project has involved over 40,000 miles of car travel (the Park covers three states) and has been entirely self-financed on a shoestring.

 

 

"Wolf"

“Wolf”

 

 

 

Steve has photographed a range of subjects: a naturalist guide sleeping in an abandoned wolf den, a super-volcano expert near ancient lava flows, and a wolf skin-wrapped biologist who has led the re-introduction of wolves into Yellowstone Park, to name a few.

 

"Fish"

“Fish”

 

Crocker is listed in “Best American Essays 2013,” and was nominated for a Pushcart prize. Her warm and empathetic text will help us get to know these unusual people.  Since 2005, it has been Horan’s focus to work on long-term projects that engage and stimulate the viewer, creating a personal connection with each subject. Horan, trained as a photographer, has worked in many genres but finally found a kind of photography that unites his passion for community and its connection to the natural world.

 

 

"Horse"

“Horse”

Since February, 2012, Horan has been working on a new series of another diverse and unique ecosystem: the rapidly expanding arts scene in Lake Worth and Palm Beach County. He plans to create “environmental portraits” of the cultural scene, choosing a wide range of subjects from art patrons to bohemian street artists. The “Lake Worth Artists” project is expected to evolve over several years and will include visual artists, dancers, musicians, patrons and collectors of art.

 

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

Steve Horan tells The Rickie Report, “My goal is to engage the viewer by creating photographic series of life in North America that are contemporary and unusual. My photography captures an ambiance, whether it is Lake Worth street-painters; portraits of Yellowstone National Park people; bikers at Daytona Beach or on the ground with grassroots presidential campaign workers”.

 

 

Steve Horan’s photography has been exhibited across the United States and Canada.  For more information about his freelance photography please contact  Steve  (406) 224-5177 or  email  info@stevehoranphotography.com.  Please visit www.stevehoran.com   www.palmbeachculture.com  or http://shoran.zenfolio.com/

About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

The Cultural Council is the official arts and culture support agency for Palm Beach County serving non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts. The Council markets the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administers grants, expands arts and cultural education, advocates for funding and arts-friendly policies and serves the arts community through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences.   Connect with the Council at www.palmbeachculture.com   or 561-471-2901. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291