Marketing Your Art Business Is Focus Of Martin Artisans Guild Meeting On October 16, Featuring Rickie Leiter, Publisher Of The Rickie Report

The Martin Artisans Guild announces their October 16th meeting, which will focus on marketing your art business.  Guest speaker will be Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report. She will include several types of marketing tools and resources for artists and artisans to improve their business acumen.  Attendees should bring their business cards, as their entry for a drawing for a free article in The Rickie Report.  We share the details in this article. Non-members are invited!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES  OCTOBER  MONTHLY  MEETING:

 

 

“MARKETING  RESOURCES”  

 

 

Guest Speaker:

 

RICKIE  LEITER,

Publisher   of   The   Rickie   Report

 

 

*  Bring Your Business Cards

 

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

6  –  8  pm

 

Non-members are invited!

COURT   HOUSE   CULTURAL     CENTER

80 Southeast Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

For more information:

www.martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(3)C NON-PROFIT

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

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

The group accepts membership of individuals without discrimination.Yearly Dues:

  • $35/year for Professional Members
  • $30/ year for Emerging members
  • $20/year for Student Members
  • $35/year for Supporting Members

ALL Guild members are required to serve on at least one volunteer committee.ALL NEW Guild members are required to be JURIED into the Guild; You will be accepted as either a Professional Level Artist member or an Emerging Level Artist member.

  • Professional Level Members will not be required to jury into future Guild Exhibits, Events or Martin County Open Studio Tour. Professional Level Members MUST be a member of the Arts Council of Martin County. Membership information can be found here: https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/become_a_member/
  • Emerging Level Artists are artists who are aspiring to become Juried Professional members. Emerging members will need to be juried before each event/exhibit, and will be eligible to reapply as a Professional Level Member after 1 year.
  • Student Members MUST be students with a school ID Card or a student of a MCOST Teaching Artist.
  • Supporting Members are Supporters of the Arts in the Community.

MAG Membership Year runs 3/1- end of February yearly to coordinate with the MCOST schedule.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Doug Marlowe Helps Harness The Power Of Technology For Individuals And Businesses, With A Specialty Niche For Artists. “teachITnow” Alleviates Frustration And Confusion

Doug Marlowe describes himself as “a curious sort”. His passion with art began at age 10, with the first roll of film he developed. That led him to the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Photo Science and Engineering. He pioneered many of the processes used to go from the camera to the computer and from the computer to the printing press. Doug moved to telecommunications and was a “midwife” at the birth of the public Internet. Doug’s communication skills led him to decades of engineering project management and workplace education. Who has not dealt with some type of  technology issue?  Through teachITnow,Inc., Doug can help individuals, groups, and businesses corral their technology dysfunction and move forward with a sense of confidence toward success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With the rapid development of the Internet, computers, digital cameras, and cell phones, Doug was driven to educate those who are confused and frustrated with these technologies; especially artists, whose existence revolves around communications.

 

 

 

I don’t know if anyone else – no matter how creative she might ”think” she is – doesn’t arrive at the Wall of Exasperation! “What am I missing? I need a new set of eyes!” That’s how I felt when I called Doug to walk me through some various social media platforms for my very busy real estate career. Two days later, I took all my questions, my media campaigns, branding questions and sat with my ever patient brain trust named Doug Marlowe. Whether its formatting local or global campaigns or analyzing where the “new frontier” of promotion might be, I thank Doug for opening some areas to explore.
 
 
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Doug helps to “Do it better, Do it faster, and Deliver results.”

 

 

 

 

 

Doug’s company, teachITnow, Inc. has been helping the “bewildered and confused” harness the power of their technology since 2008. 

 

 

 

Doug Marlowe has been my IT guy for ten years. His creative and patient teaching style has enabled me to feel confident in my ability to control the technologies I need to create my art. I trust Doug implicitly with many aspects of my gallery’s operations, social media, and marketing. I recommend Doug highly.

Yaacov Heller, Artist and Gallery Owner 
Gallery 22 International, Inc    

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the art community, and assistance with PC & Mac issues, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Web Sites (new and updates), Online Stores and Sales (Square, PayPal, etc.), and, of course, training.

 

 

I was in desperate need of revising my web site in time for my SOLO show and knew it needed professional help. My anxieties were dashed within days and my web site looks great at a reasonable cost.  I will continue to call on Doug for help with marketing on social media.  He was a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend Doug!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitty Burri

Kitty Burri Fine Art

 

 

 

 

 

A portion of Doug’s client list includes: Ingrid Robinson, Artists and Charities Hand in Hand, Karen Lynne Gallery, Yaacov Heller Gallery 22, Kitty Burri Fine Art, Marian Kraus Photography, PC Professor, Toni Lee Real Estate, ArtsPlosure Decorating, ArtRageous Art & Frame, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to get in touch with Doug:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Average Joes Get Opportunity Of A Lifetime As New Online Social Community For Talent Takes Internet By Storm

A new, significant online community of talent has emerged that brings together industry professionals, celebrities, fans, and talent – all in one place!  Talent Joe allows the “average Joe” the chance to make connections in their field, earn fans, build a presence, win monthly contests, answer casting calls, book auditions, and much more. Talent can get evaluated and be endorsed by top international industry professionals and celebrities and as well as compete for cash prizes, awards, and contracts.  The Rickie Report brings you a brief overview and urges you to check this out! The monthly contest for December ends soon…

 

 

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Walter W. Braithwaite, Founder|CEO
Talent Joe Enterprises Inc
o. 877-TAL-N-JOE    c. 717-609-9938
w.braithwaite@talentjoe.com     www.talentjoe.com

 

 

 

Imagine merging Reality TV, YouTube and Facebook with Talent. Talent Joe allows the “average Joe” the chance to make connections in a category, earn fans, build a presence, win monthly contests, answer casting calls, book auditions, and much more. Talent can get evaluated and be endorsed by top industry professionals and celebrities and compete for cash prizes, awards, and contracts. The categories include, Visual Arts, Acting, Singing, Dancing, Musicians, Modeling, Rapping, Comedy, Magic, and Photography. We have it set up for both Adults and Youth 17 and under. As an artist you can personalize your profile, win our amazing contests that could ultimately take you to the red carpet walk winning one of our prestigious “Joe Awards” Talent Joe is more than a website, It is a culture to help the young and unknown artists to get discovered, hired or casted.

 

 

 

 

 

“Talent Joe was never created to compete; it was created to change the rules of the game,” says Talent Joe Founder and CEO, Walt Braithwaite. “I saw some really talented people that should have made it big, struggle to even make a living.  The most disturbing thing was that some so called industry professionals just preyed on these people – mostly kids, making them spend big money on broken promises and God knows what else. Talent Joe will empower young and talented artists to promote their work and get to the right professionals without the middle man taking advantage of them.”

 

 

 

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Born in Philadelphia, PA, Walter Braithwaite attended college at Penn State University majoring in business and marketing. He founded Automotive Promotions, Inc. in 1997. Braithwaite formed a powerful company that employed over 60 people and brought in over $50 million in sales. With his customers wanting more, he founded Benchmark Advertising & Design in 2002, a full-service advertising agency. Walt’s client’s and work included some of the top automotive dealerships in the country as well as Daimler Chrysler’s Mid-Atlantic region.  Walt’s passion and love for the arts and travel is what drives him. His involvement in the arts started at a young age with his love for music, and competition Color Guard. Walt designed shows and became the director of many High School Level and WGI independent units which of several won national Championships. 

 

 

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An entrepreneur at heart, Walt Braithwaite is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Talent Joe Enterprises, Inc. a trendsetting online community for the promotion of the performing and visual arts. Braithwaite’s exceptional creativity and vision has set up Talent Joe Enterprises to be one of the most exciting entities to hit the industry in a very long time. Talent Joe will define a new online culture of self-promotion, discovery and “Star Born” talent. TalentJoe.com was featured as one of the hottest new startups in Lisbon Portugal this past week at Web Summit.

 

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Talent Joe was invited to the prestigious Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

“I have been inspired by the arts my entire life.  My career took me to the marketing and advertising side of business where my creativity and will to succeed was the driving force that brought me to the idea of Talent Joe.  Talent Joe was never created to compete; it was created to change the rules of the game,” says Talent Joe Founder and CEO, Walt Braithwaite.   “I saw some really talented people that should have made it big, struggle to even make a living. The most disturbing thing was that some so called industry professionals just preyed on these people – mostly kids, making them spend big money on broken promises and God knows what else.  Talent Joe will empower young and talented artists to promote their work and get to the right professionals without the middle man taking advantage of them.”

 

 

 

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Talent Joe Founder and CEO, Walt Braithwaite with Arabian Prince, International Rap Star

 

 

 

 

Talent Joe came to be when my advertising agency did a promotion for America’s Top Model reality show. The response to this show was huge and the line had wrapped around the building the entire day and well after the hours it was supposed to end. This was the seed that started Talent Joe. The passion of talent and people and kids who never get the opportunity to be discovered. One of my good friends who was a talented song writer and musician was another reason to create the platform. I saw Mike Narvaez, a struggling musician who should have made it big but never could get to that next level.

 

 

 

Having a strong background in marketing and advertising I studied people’s success and failure of getting discovered and making it to the next level. Probably one of my biggest reasons to move forward with my idea was a disturbing reality that I discovered while researching my project. People were being preyed on and mostly they were young kids. People were paying huge money to so called talent scouts who promised them the sun, moon and stars. They took their money and didn’t deliver. This was so widespread that I knew that I had to do something about it, and I did.

 

 

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The platform took me 3 years to develop from idea to reality. It took three months to think of the perfect name. Every night I would sit for hours to come up with the perfect company name.  One evening I said to myself what is the site about? I thought to myself to help the “Average Joe” to get discovered. So I went searching and there it was Talent and Joe combination of words and the domain was available! TalentJoe.com was born!  I hired one of the best development companies in the business and brought in the greatest people around me to form the new company. Everyone who saw the mock ups were as excited as I was and they all wanted to be a part of it.

 

 

 

After three years in development, Talent Joe is in Beta testing, has successfully raised a pre-seed round of investors, and is currently raising a second one. The talent is pouring in and they have even attracted some celebrity talent in varied fields are coming on board”. Some Celebrities on Talent Joe include: Stevie Wonder,
Christian Monzon, Sia, and Marcus Paulk.

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Maria Whatley, One of the Professional Mentors of Talent Joe

 

Categories include singers, dancers, models, comedians, musicians, actors, photographers, rappers, magicians, and visual artists. There are separate areas for youth talent, in the same categories, as well. Industry professionals and celebrities also have an opportunity to promote their business or market their brand. Never before has there been a place solely dedicated to the promotion of the arts.

 

 

Walter explains,” Although it is free to join, you will want to subscribe to take advantage of all the features of the site. Our Standard membership which is only $9.95 per month allows you to communicate with Industry professionals, Casting Directors, Art galleries and even allows you to be voted on for our contests. There is also a featured membership to put you higher in search rankings and to get your profile more noticed. If you’re an industry professional, business or even an art gallery you can discover and even hire the best new emerging talent out there.  Fans are free and with our featured video player and soon-to-be app, you can create your own playlists of emerging musicians, singers dancers and more. Our fan experience is second to none and our fans get to vote for talents on the site helping them get to the red carpet.

 

 

 

You are invited to sign up for Talent Joe and get 3 months free.  Feel free to share this information with artists of all media, visual arts, performing arts, beginners, professionals and teachers.  This is an opportunity to meet your goals! Talent Joe is a safe place for Kids. We are COPPA compliant and will never sell or share members’ private information to anyone. We Take this very seriously and have hired a company called Kid Safe to audit and make sure we are doing everything possible to keep kids safe on TalentJoe.com   We were put on this earth to achieve our greatest self, to live out our purpose, to chase our dreams and to make our thoughts and efforts a reality; Create a life you are obsessed with,” shares Walt Braithwaite.

 

 

 

 

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To see more and get involved, visit:

Walter W. Braithwaite, Founder|CEO
Talent Joe Enterprises Inc
o. 877-TAL-N-JOE c. 717-609-9938
w.braithwaite@talentjoe.com    www.talentjoe.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

Artist Bobby Winston, Former Jupiter Resident, Has Growing Fan Base In Brazil

Former Jupiter resident, Bobbie Winston has lived a number of lives in her three-quarters of a century on this planet. Born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually settling in Jupiter, Florida, this dynamic woman is the mother of grown children, a performing artist, an interior designer, a radio station owner, a business woman and an entrepreneur… and since 1988 – an expatriate. “La Femme Bobbíe” known for her colorful style and outgoing personality, emigrated from South Florida to Rio de Janeiro in 1988. She learned to speak fluent Portuguese and began a new chapter of her life as a successful business advisor and personal counselor to high-level Brazilian corporate executives. While doing all this, she began to increasingly find joy and expression in painting – at first, as a hobby. Now, her paintings prominently appear on the walls of a number of local shops and cafes in the world-famous tourist lure that is her Copacabana neighborhood. The Rickie Report shares her story and some sneak peeks of her water-based paintings.  Enjoy!

 

 

“L A    F E M M E    B O B BÍ E”

 

 

 

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“The Lovers” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Former Jupiter resident Bobbie Winston has lived a number of lives in her three-quarters of a century on this planet. Born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually settling in Jupiter, Florida, this dynamic woman is a former co-owner of the landmark Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant franchise on Federal Highway in Lake Park. Among her life credentials: mother of grown children, performing artist, interior designer, radio station owner, business woman and entrepreneur. And since 1988 – expatriate.

 

 

 

 

 

Bobbie – known to a growing number of friends and followers by the nickname “La Femme Bobbíe” for her colorful style and outgoing personality – emigrated from South Florida to Rio de Janeiro in 1988. She learned to speak fluent Portuguese and began a new chapter of her life as a successful business advisor and personal counselor to high-level Brazilian corporate executives. She coaches them on how to engage with Americans and other English-speaking associates in the expanding global marketplace.

 

 

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“Medusa’s Glare” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

While doing all this, she began to increasingly find joy and expression in painting – at first, as a hobby. Over a number of years, she developed a body of work displaying a striking, eye-catching look with provocative themes that began to fill the walls of her Copacabana beachfront apartment. She kept most of her paintings during this period, while giving many away as gifts to friends and business clients. Her paintings prominently appear on the walls of a number of local shops and cafes in the world-famous tourist lure that is her neighborhood.

 

 

 

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Bobbie Winston posing with one of her paintings hanging on wall in Copacabana beauty salon. Former Jupiter resident developing art and a following in Rio

 

 

 

 

 

Word of Bobbie’s talent began spreading throughout greater-Rio and beyond… but Bobbie did not take herself seriously enough to think about “going pro” and actually selling her pieces. Two relatively recent events began to change that.

 

 

 

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“The Flower Pot” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

First, Bobbie discovered the Rickie Report through an American relative and became fascinated by the dynamics of the thriving artist and artisan community that this publication covers “back home.”  Second, and almost simultaneously, she began to receive inquiries about her paintings from international art collectors who were discovering them posted on her Facebook page.

 

 

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“Curly Haired Woman in Red Striped Hat” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Bobbíe tells the Rickie Report, “The power of social media in promoting art is amazing. I wasn’t even trying to market myself, per se… just sharing my paintings with friends and relatives back in the U.S. All of a sudden, people I’ve never heard of are contacting me with interest in buying specific pieces. And here in Rio, people are calling me asking for appointments to come to my apartment and see my home gallery.” Bobbíe adds, “I still haven’t even gotten around to launching a website.”

 

 

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“Flower Power” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

Her work displays a highly-identifiable style. Most of her pictures are either wildly abstract portraits, full human figures, or imaginative, surrealistic scenarios – all marked by dramatic features and bold, striking colors.

 

 

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“Freaky Circus” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

When asked about the abstract nature of her work, Bobbíe replies, “’Abstract is in the eye of the beholder. My paintings are not abstract to me. Perhaps, they represent my quirky vision of the reality that is humanity and the world.” Her paintings reflect the multi-cultural nature of Brazil, whimsical sexuality, and what she describes as her own “relentless imagination.”

 

 

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“Teardrop” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

TALKERS magazine, the national trade publication serving the talk radio and television industries in the United States, commissioned Bobbíe to paint a special portrait symbolizing a female talk show host for a series of five articles collectively titled, “The State of Women on Talk Radio.”  The painting, dubbed by its creator, “Two-Toned Talker,” is an abstract image of a multi-racial/multi-cultural female wearing headsets and talking on a microphone.

 

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The publication’s executive art director, Marcia Daly, tells the Rickie Report, “We turned to Bobbíe for this special project because she is still largely unknown to American art appreciators and we wanted something really strikingly original to punctuate the importance of this series of articles that addresses the gender imbalance of performers that has long existed within this segment of broadcasting.”

 

 

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“The Triplets” by Bobbíe Winston

 

 

Bobbíe, who is self-taught, works very quickly creating at least one painting per week. She employs tools and materials readily available.  She explains, “The art stock I work upon is manufactured in France and especially designed to be used with water base paint.  The size of the paper is either 30cm x 43cm (large) or 21cm x 30cm (small).  There are various manufacturers such as Bic, Faber Castell, etc.  In Brazil, they are called ‘water base paint pens’ (when translated into English).  I have no idea what they call them in the U.S.  Maybe they are called markers.

 

 

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Artist Materials Used By Bobbíe Winston

 

 

 

 

Bobbíe continues, “Dealing on this level, the marketing of my art is new to me. I receive great gratification knowing that people like my work and are even willing to pay for it.” According to Bobbíe, she has been selling her paintings for between $250 U.S. and $1500 U.S. “depending upon how important the individual piece is to me personally.” She adds, “I still find it difficult, in many cases, to part with a painting knowing that I will never see it again in person… or on the wall of a friend… or at a local shop here in Copacabana.”

 

 

Bobbíe Winston’s Facebook page can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/bobbiewinstonartist. She can be emailed at lafemmebobbie@gmail.com.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291