ENDANGERED Art4Apes Contest Announces Deadline Extension To Thursday, September 30, 2021. World Wide Call For Fine Art, Photography, Wearable Art. Youth Entries Are Free

The Rickie Report shares 2 Special Announcements about “ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021!  The deadline has been extended to Thursday, September 30. Thanks to the generous sponsorship by Watkins PR, the Young Artists (Birthdays on or after October 1st, 2002) enter FREE! The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks of some new entries and all of the details. Educators – class submissions are welcome

 

 

 

 

D e a d l i n e     E x t e n s i o n!

 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

(midnight Pacific Time)

 

 

ENTER NOW!

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

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ENDANGERED

Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021

 

 

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

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats

 

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

Categories for Entry: Fine Art and Fine Art Photography

 

 

 

“In it Together” Oil painting by Gisela Pferdekamper ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes

 

 

“Giraffe Family” Photograph © 2021 H. Allen Benowitz. All Rights Reserved

 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories.

 

 

Contest rules can be downloaded here.

 

~  Young    Artists   Contest ~

 

 

Young Artists (Birthdays on or after October 1, 2002) enter FREE thanks to generous sponsorship by Watkins PR.

 

 

Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest

 

 

PLUS:

People’s Choice Award $100

Best work featuring an ape or monkey $50 Best work featuring a big cat $50

Rising Star Awards for the best artists submitting 3 or more pieces of work: 4 additional social media posts, special certificate of merit, dedicated web page, and a feature in our monthly newsletter.

Every participant receives a certificate!

 

All entries will be shown on the Art4Apes website, social media, and will feature in our Online Exhibition from November to December 2021.

 

 

Contest rules can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

“African Elephant Rhapsody” © 2021 Petra Demas age 11 years. All Rights Reserved.

 

Online Exhibition:

November 1st – December 31st

 

We have developed an exciting virtual exhibition to run from November 1 to December 31, 2021. Prizewinners and Jury scores (and fit with the theme) will get the best positions for the full duration of the show. We will be able to feature EVERY entry as we will reserve an additional 25 places for a “rolling exhibition” so every piece will be featured for at least 5-7 days.

All pieces may be offered for sale (or not depending on preference).
This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of all entrants to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

 

Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message.

 

 

The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist (or photographer) who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 and has been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.

 

The successful Artist will be featured and promoted by Art4Apes for one month. Click for full details.

 

 

Help    the    Apes!

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.

Entry fees go directly to CGA

 

 

Click to Enter Contest

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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Cornell Museum At Old School Square Announces Call To Artists For Indie Fest. Application Deadline Is July 12 For September 18 & 19 Event in Delray Beach

The Cornell Art Museum announces a Call To Artists and Artisans of 2D and 3D artworks for Indie Fest, which takes place on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 2021. Located on the historic grounds of the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square on Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, FL, the community is ready to celebrate the arts!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply by July 12, 2021.  Art lovers – mark your calendars for September 18 & 19!

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY       HERE:

Deadline to apply:  July 12, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For more details

 

 

For more information:

Squares on the Square is a signature fundraising event for Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit cultural organization.



 

 

 

 

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Gallery 526 Opens Call To Florida Based Artists For Eclectic Exhibit. Deadline Is May 28. Public Viewing Begins June 5

Barbara Ziev of Gallery 526 shares a new Call to Florida based artists for an eclectic exhibit.  This Call includes any medium, any level of artistic background, and any sized artworks!  Applicants MUST go through CAFE and may enter up to three works of art.  This juried exhibit will Open to the Public on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

 

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm

Or by appointment as requested.

 

FLORIDA    BASED     ARTISTS     EXHIBIT

APPLY  NOW :  

 

DEADLINE:  MAY  28, 2021

Call for All Media, All Sizes  

Florida Based Artists Only

 

 

WE   DO   NOT   accept   emailed   entries!  

Please   enter   through:   CAFE

 

Decisions complete by midnight May 29, 2021

Delivery on or before June 2,2021  

 

 

EXHIBIT  OPENS  TO  PUBLIC

 SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021

 

Barbara Ziev is opening a Call to all visual artists based in Florida!  She says,” Show us your artistic/creative talent by entering this exhibition. We are looking for any medium, any level, any size artworks by any artist who resides in Florida.This juried exhibition seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being created by Florida artists. The final selections will be made by three very qualified jurors. All accepted artists will be featured on social media and the Gallery 526 website, as well as a video clip for social media of the artist and their work. All artwork must be available upon acceptance and ready for display. Artwork must be available for sale with a 50% commission to the gallery upon the sale.

 

 

Please apply through http://www.cafe.org 

Enter up to 3 works of art for a non-refundable fee of $15

 

 

Barbara Ziev tells The Rickie Report, ” Gallery 526 will represent emerging and known artists. Our services include offering a space for building camaraderie among the artists and their clients. This is an experiential art gallery, where artists can come to work, create, meet fellow artists or clients, and provide experimental exhibits, presentations, or workshops. My goal is to be instrumental in placing our artists’ work in private and public places, including corporate and hospitality venues. We have a delightful outdoor space for limited workshops.”

 

 

For more information about this Call To Artists or placement in Gallery 526: 

Contact Barbara Ziev

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

Email: barbara@gallery526.com 

Website:  http://www.Gallery526.com

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Shares New Call To Artists And Announces Virtual Workshops

 The Palm Beach Watercolor Society shares a new Call To Artists for “Oldies AND Goodies” now through January 18. (No restriction on how old your painting is! New paintings accepted!)  This is for Members, and if you haven’t become a member, this is the perfect time!  In addition, there will be a one-to-one art critique with Miles Laventhall for members.  Two upcoming workshops with internationally renown artists are open to everyone:  Lian Zhen (January 14-16) and David Daniels (February 10-12).  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and cannot wait to see the free virtual “Oldies and Goodies” exhibit when it opens January 22, 2021.

 

 

PALM     BEACH     WATERMEDIA     SOCIETY

Invites Members to our January Virtual Art Show :  OLDIES     AND     GOODIES”

(NO RESTRICTION on how old your painting is! NEW paintings accepted!)

Exhibit  on-line  begins  January  22,  2021

Entries will be accepted NOW thru January 18 at: www.cloudfolios.com

Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place & 2 Honorable Mentions will be presented at our February 11th PBWS Meeting

Eligibility: All PBWS members may enter up to 3 pieces of art. No size limitations. Please call Camille Rosano at 914-260-8690 with any questions.

Entry Fee: $30. (plus $1.50 Cloud Folios administrative fee)

Entry Guidelines: All entries must be made on-line via Cloud Folio at  https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/162

You must create a free Cloud Folio account and upload your images as a jpeg.  Do not show any frame or mat and the image must be correctly oriented, either vertical or horizontal. (You Tube provides various tutorials on how to photograph, crop and edit your art as an image.) Any entries uploaded onto Cloud Folio after January 18, 2021 will not be accepted.
Eligible Artwork: Watercolors, Acrylics, Collage made by an artists own artwork will be accepted. No oils, pastels, charcoal, drawings, photography, prints or giclees.  Images should be of your original art only, and not created under instruction or copied from another artists work. Only original photographs may be used for reference. Paintings that have been exhibited in prior PBWS shows are not eligible. 

THERE IS NO RESTRICTION ON HOW OLD YOUR PAINTING IS!

Juror:  We are pleased to announce that Lynn Stender will juror our show.  Lynn is an exhibiting member of the Boca Raton Museum, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Women in the Visual Arts and resident artist of the Boca Raton Resort.
Waiver of Liability: By submitting artwork into the exhibit, you agree to abide by all rules and regulations in this prospectus of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition. PBWS reserves the right to use artwork images for publicity and promotion. PBWS is entitled to a 20% donation on the sale of all artwork during the exhibition.

Critique with Miles Laventhall

Two hour virtual workshop with Miles Laventhall

 

The workshop will be held on a weeknight from 7 – 9pm

(to be determined)

 There is no fee for your critique

The 1st twelve members to sign up will have a one-on-one session lasting 10 minutes each. Each participant will receive a critique for 1 painting. The workshop is open to non participating members to view as well. A wonderful learning experience for all! 

Please send an email if you are interested and write Miles Laventhall in the subject line to  Lynne Koenigsberg    jade11611@comcast.net

 

Miles is an artist with 44 years of teaching experience with art and artists across the globe…all levels, through graduate and post graduate instruction.  Whatever your palette of materials, pencil and pastel, traditional watercolor and oils, to contemporary water media and polymers, this instructor will move you past your own expectations.

“Styles change and evolve…the plethora of materials is overwhelming…yet some things remain constant; creating space, building form, relationship, and transition…to develop effective design and engaging art”, Miles Laventhall tells The Rickie Report.

TWO     3 – DAY    WORKSHOPS

 

For more information:

Email: pbws2021@gmail.com

Virtual gallery    cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/156

 

palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

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Fort Lauderdale Pen Women Announce Call For Women Artists For Juried Exhibit Of All Media

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Women Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The Exhibit takes place online at www.cloudfolios.com. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply! We urge art patrons to visit the exhibit, which runs February 11 through March 31, 2021.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL       FOR       WOMEN      ARTISTS

     ALL       MEDIA

 

 

JURIED       ONLINE       EXHIBITION

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To View The Exhibition:

www.cloudfolios.com/exhibtion/161

February 11 through March 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

Link for Prospectus

 

 

 

 

1st prize 2020  “Friends” by Karen Kondek

 

 

 

 

Online Entry:   

Monday, January 25  thru  Saturday, February 6

Cost: $30 + $1.50 CC processing fee- (2 pieces)

 

ELIGIBLE WORK: (NO THEME)

2 & 3-Dimensional Art/Photography/sculpture: Upon entering this exhibit, you are certifying that this work is an original, not a copy of another artist’s work or a copy of any photograph not taken by you, this work has not been entered before in this annual show, this work was done by only one artist and completed within the last FOUR years.

ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY! NO PRINTS OR GICLEES!

 

 

SALES:

 

The sale of artwork is between the artist and the buyer ONLY.

 

 

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS:

 

Pen Women Members and Patrons. Women Guest Artists are invited to enter up to 2 pieces of art and are limited to participation in two of these Annual Juried Exhibits. This show is our way to introduce local women artists to the Ft. Lauderdale Branch of the NLAPW.

 

 

Entry Guidelines:

 

All entries must be made online at Cloudfolios.com. You must create a free Cloud Folios account and upload your images as a jpeg. For each piece of art you enter in our online show you will need: TITLE, MEDIUM, PRICE, WIDTH AND HEIGHT.

 

Collect the data before you start entering your work at www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/161.

Do not show any frame or mat and the image must be correctly oriented either vertical or horizontal. For best results, your images should be less than 2MB to upload quickly.

 

Any questions Contact: Tammy Seymour tseymour53@comcast.net or Cell 954-288-7972

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ENTER ONLINE starting Jan 25 to Feb 6 at:

https://www.cloudfolios.com/exhibitions/161

 

 

A ZOOM class on Cloudfolios:

 

A ZOOM class on Cloudfolios will be held on Wednesday January 27th at 1pm if you need help with entering your work. If interested in this ZOOM class, email tseymour53@comcast.net and the ZOOM link will be emailed to you. Written instructions are also available upon request.

 

Entry and Fees: Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $30 (plus $1.50 processing fee) will be paid online at cloudfolios.com after you upload your artwork. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made. BE SURE YOU ENTER ALL YOUR PIECES AT SAME TIME.

 

Conditions and Liabilities: The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Pen Women reserves the right to use photographs for publicity and promotion.

 

 

Ribbons & Cash Prizes:

 Sophie Bonet (Head Curator ArtServe)

1ST, 2ND, 3RD & Honorable Mentions

Monetary awards:

A major entry portion of the proceeds will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

AWARDS Presentation:

Thursday, February 11, 2021

12:30 pm Zoom Monthly Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

About the National League of American Pen Women:

 

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union.

Many of our artists teach in the South Florida area; many are award-winning artists. All are passionate about encouraging talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees and raise funds each year to award three $1,500 Achievement Awards to Broward College Women.

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Visit:

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

Facebook.com/nlapwftl/

For additional information please call 954-288-7972

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com 

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Annual Juried ONLINE Exhibit – All Media & Fine Arts

Exhibit Dates: February 11th thru March 31st 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour

Art-Chair- Pen Women

www.lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

www.facebook.com/nlapwftl

 

 

 

The Gilt Complex Shares Call For Artists. 2D Artworks Will Be Enlarged And Displayed For 12 Months

The Gilt Complex in Stuart, Fl has opened a Call for 2D Artists.  The four chosen artworks will be enlarged and displayed in the store window front for 12 months!  This call is open to artists in: Martin County, St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County,  Okeechobee County, and Indian River County.  The deadline is November 30,2020.  The Rickie Report shares the details and peek at previous images.  We can’t wait to see when yours is chosen!

 

 

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL  34994

772.463.0125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information and questions please contact:

Katie Gianni

772.463.0125

katie@thegiltcomplex.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Facebook

Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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Artists Call For “Mini Masterpieces” Is Open Until November 30. Prizes For Entries With Public Sale December 5 To Benefit Ft. Pierce Art Club Scholarships

The Fort Pierce Art Club and Wallflower Custom Frame & Art share a CALL for “Magnificent Miniature Masterpieces”.  Participating artists from St. Lucie County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, Indian River County, and Okeechobee County are welcome! Deadline to Enter: Monday, November 30, 2020.  ART LOVERS: Mark your calendars now for December 5, 2020 PRIZES for entries and public sale to benefit the Fort Pierce Art Club’s Educational Scholarship Fund and the community. The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.  Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County are a hub for art! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORT  PIERCE  ART  CLUB

&

WALLFLOWER  CUSTOM  FRAME & ART

 

 

PRESENT:

 

CALL FOR

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  MINIATURE  MASTERPIECES  

 

 

DEADLINE:   MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 , 2020

 

 

Free  And Open To the Public

 

Display and Sale:

 

 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

 

 

During Christmas Festival

 

 

At Cool Beans Brew Coffee House

1115 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW through  Monday, Nov. 30 , 2020

CONTEST    INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Open to all students, hobbyists, emerging and professional artists residing in St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties, and members of the Fort Pierce Art Club.

 

 

A $5 entry fee (cash or check only) includes the contest canvas and easel. Artists are welcome to use any medium and may paint the easels if they wish

Pick Up​  Entry Form, Easel & Miniature Canvases:

At

 ​Wallflower Custom Framing

​802 S6th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

Return:

 Return masterpieces/easels to ​Wallflower Custom Framing:

Either:

Monday, November 30th;

Tuesday, December 1;

Wednesday, December 2nd

 

 

PRIZES:​ ​

 

Prizes will be awarded for the top 10 on December 5th, 2020 at ​Christmas Festival at Cool Beans Brew Coffee Shop, 1115 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce​.​

The Magnificent Mini Masterpieces will be sold with the proceeds going to benefit the Fort Pierce Art Club’s Educational Scholarship Fund and the community. This is a fund-raising charity event for ​Fort Pierce Art Club’s Educational Scholarship Fund and our community involvement projects. You will have the opportunity to purchase a masterpiece after the judging at the Christmas Festival. All remaining paintings from this event will be gifted to an assisted living facility as Christmas presents for the residents.

 

E N T R Y             F O R M:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions about any of these events, calls to artists, upcoming workshops, or how to become a member of this vibrant arts organization:

Call:  772-579-1529 (Jeanne Johansen)

Email:  Fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com

Visit: www.fortpierceartclub.org

 

 

 

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ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Deadline Is October 7. Join Us To Celebrate Douglas Aja Artist-In-Residence’s Sculptures

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest encourages those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. DEADLINE TO ENTER IS OCTOBER 7th. Artists and Photographers ages 9 and up can apply to this exhibition. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020. The Rickie Report introduces Douglas Aja, our Virtual Artist-In-Residence and more details of how to apply! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

 

 

 

Contest deadline OCTOBER 7th

 

Entry details and Virtual Artist in Residence information below  

 

MEET:  

 

 

 DOUGLAS  AJA

 

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST in RESIDENCE 

 

Applying Patina © 2020 Douglas Aja.All Rights Reserved.

Douglas Aja:

Sculptor of African Wildlife, Photographer, Adventurer and Animal Philanthropist

 

Check out this video of Doug’s inspiring work: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5B20c1mdNU

To see more visit:

https://gallery.artistsforconservation.org/artists/1238

 

 

Douglas Aja has been sculpting African wildlife in bronze since the late 1990s.  Though he sculpts a variety of species, he specializes in the African elephant.  Many elephants are known individuals from Amboseli National Park in Kenya.

 

 

 

 

“Playful”  © 2020 Douglas Aja.  All Rights Reserved.

“Playful” depicts an orphaned elephant chasing a soccer ball. Calves are orphaned for many reasons, mostly because of poaching to feed the illegal ivory trade. The fortunate ones are brought to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where they are cared for and eventually reintroduced into the wild, a process that takes many years.

 

 

 

 

 

“Dionysus” © 2020 Douglas Aja.  All Rights Reserved.

Named by elephant researcher Cynthia Moss, Dionysus was one of the largest and most dominant bulls in the Amboseli ecosystem in southern Kenya. This sculpture represents him in his prime at approximately 50 years of age. Dionysus has been featured in many documentaries, including the “Echo of the Elephants” films.

 

 

 

 

“Echo & Calf “© 2020 Douglas Aja.  All Rights Reserved.

This sculpture is of an old matriarch known as Echo along with her one year old calf, Emily Kate. Echo is probably the world’s best known wild elephant, having been featured in the four BBC “Echo of the Elephants” films as well as “An Eye for An Elephant”.

 

 

 

Exploring Africa:

 

Traveling to Africa for the first time in 1978, Doug took part in a wilderness education program with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). There he studied wilderness and mountaineering skills, outdoor leadership, minimum impact camping and Kenya’s culture. He continues to visit East Africa regularly to take photos, gather reference material and to further his knowledge and understanding of his subjects. He often backpacks on Mount Kenya, through Maasailand and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.

 

 

 

 

Kenya © 2020 Douglas Aja.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

“Prized Possession” © 2020 Douglas Aja.  All Rights Reserved.

The spotted hyena is the most successful large carnivore in Africa. They are highly adaptable and opportunistic, capable of hunting a wide variety of prey animals and will scavenge when the opportunity arises. They hunt alone, in small groups or in large packs.

 

 

“Approaching Storm” © 2020 Douglas Aja.  All Rights Reserved.

I was in the Maasai Mara near the end of a long drought when we were hit with high winds and heavy thunderstorms. While driving back to camp we stopped to watch a pride of lions. What caught my attention most was the males’ manes blowing in the wind. Approaching Storm depicts a young male lion gazing out onto the savanna as the strong wind and rain blow in his face.

 

 

 

 

“Brown-hooded Kingfisher” © 2020 Douglas Aja.  All Rights Reserved.

The Brown-hooded Kingfisher inhabits wooded and savanna country in southeastern and central Africa. It has a varied diet which includes insects, small mammals, birds and reptiles. It only rarely eats fish. It searches for its prey from a perch, rapidly flies down to grab it with its bill then returns to its perch to eat it.

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Philanthropy:

 

Doug has been a longtime supporter of Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE), ElephantVoices and The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. He had dedicated his time and creativity to support species in need and donates art and/or a portion of his sales to a number of charities.  

 

 

 

“Threatened” © 2020 Douglas Aja.  All Rights Reserved.

This female cheetah is intently looking at something in the distance that could pose a threat to her cub, possibly a lion or hyena which would kill the cub if given the chance. Cheetahs are now on the endangered species list, numbering around 10,000 in the wild.

 

 

 

 

 

“Watchful” © 2020 Douglas Aja.  All Rights Reserved.

Cheetahs are constantly scanning the savanna on the lookout for prey. More importantly if it’s a female with cubs, she would also be on alert for other predators. My goal in sculpting “Watchful” was to capture this intense and focused gaze.

 

 

To see more of Doug’s work visit:

Website:https://gallery.artistsforconservation.org/artists/1238

 

 

The 8th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

 

 

Enter Now! 

Deadline Extended  to 7th October

 

 

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1661

 

 

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com     Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

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

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Categories for Entry:

 

 

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2001).  We will accept individual or class/group entries.)

We are sorry, but we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest. 

Each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.  Young Artists enter one image accompanied by a donation of $5 USD.  There is no limit on the number of entries that may be made.

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories.  Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of entries of significant merit will be offered places in the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition. 

 

PLEASE READ THE SECTION BELOW

Covid-19 Impact on Exhibition

Planning an exhibition in the Covid-19 era presents significant issues.  It seems clear that resurgence of the virus could possibly force last-minute cancellation or strict social distancing severely limiting visitor numbers.  Such a last minute cancellation would mean that artists would spend money sending work in to an exhibition that might not happen and that would likely have far less visitors.   Having taken everything into account we have determined, sadly, that we must cancel the live exhibition this year. 

We have developed an exciting virtual exhibition to run from November 1 to December 31, 2020.  Jury scores (and fit with the theme) will determine the top placed pieces that will get the best positioning.  We will be able to feature 100 pieces in the virtual 2-month show rather than the 50 we can accommodate in the real-life show.   Another great plus is that we will be able to feature EVERY entry as we will reserve an additional 25 places for a “rolling exhibition” so every piece will be featured for at least 5-7 days. 

All pieces may be offered for sale (or not depending on preference) and we will be including links to artist websites and bios as well as full details on the piece. 

We are planning interesting online events to run during the exhibition.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of all entrants to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

Please note:  Entries made after May 31st are not refundable should the physical exhibition not take place.  Entries made before May 31st will be refunded providing the artist notifies Lindsey@art4apes by June 30th

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

VIRTUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

 

 

Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message. 

The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist (or photographer) who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020 and has been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.

The successful Artist will be featured and promoted by Art4Apes for one month and will receive the following opportunities:

  • Weekly social media posts featuring your artwork
  • You will be featured in our monthly newsletter
  • We will design an e-flyer for you to send out to clients and contacts
  • We will set up a dedicated page for you on the Art4Apes website
    • You will have the opportunity to craft a personal message about your art and commitment to wildlife and the environment. 
    • We will include your full bio and artist statement
    • We will include a virtual gallery of up to 10 pieces of your work
    • We will issue news updates featuring your current work, exhibitions, awards, direction of new work etc.
    • We will feature your work in an article in The Rickie Report – South Florida’s most influential online arts report.
    • We will offer up to 5 pieces of work for sale on our online website (price to include a 30% donation to the Center for Great Apes.

We regret that we cannot offer this to Young Artists at the moment. 

Artists can only be featured once a year. 

 

 

Enter Now!  Deadline Extended to 7th October

 

 

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1661

 

 

Deadline for submission 7th October, 2020.

 

 

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com     Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes
https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Call For Entries Continues As We Celebrate Katie Murray, Virtual Artist In Residence For August

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest encourages those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. Artists and Photographers ages 9 and up can apply to this exhibition. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020. The Rickie Report introduces Katie Murray, the August, 2020 Virtual Artist-In-Residence and more details of how to apply! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

VIRTUAL   ARTIST   In   RESIDENCE  

August, 2020

MEET:

 

KATIE      MURRAY

 

VIRTUAL  ARTIST in RESIDENCE

  AUGUST 2020

 

 

 

 

Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Wildlife photographer and communication strategist for environmental sustainability

“My passion is helping people fall in love with wildlife and nature”

 

 

 

We present a taster of Katie’s work. To see more visit

Instagram: @kmurrs_

Twitter: @kmurrs_

YouTube: www.youtube.com/katiemurray

Website: https://greeneyedgirl.org

 

 

 

 

“Soaking Up the Last Few Rays”  Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray.  All Rights Reserved.

A large Galapagos sea lion soaks up the last few minutes of sunlight of the day, accompanied by Sally Lightfoot crabs.

 

 

 

 

“The Elephant Cafe’s Danny”  Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray.All Rights Reserved.

 

Danny at the Elephant Café in Livingstone Zambia before going into his barn for the night. An example of sustainable eco-tourism and positive wildlife encounters, the Elephant Café houses orphaned elephants who can choose to participate in interactions with humans, with the ability to walk away at any time.

 

 

 

Katie’s love of nature and wildlife is deep-rooted in trips to the local aquarium and tree-climbing as a kid. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and a Master’s degree in Global Sustainability with a focus on Sustainable Tourism.  An avid SCUBA diver, Katie is also Past-President of the Florida Marine Science Educators Association (FMSEA). Katie lives in Florida.

 

 

 

“Lower Zambezi National Park Leopard”  Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray.  All Rights Reserved.

A leopard spotted on a game drive in Lower Zambezi National Park after snacking on some baboon

 

 

KATIE’S    MISSION:

 

 

I can’t pin-point exactly why I chose this path—highlighting the importance of wildlife conservation—I don’t even know that it was a conscious choice. 

 

 

 

 

“Josie, the Bornean Orangutan”  Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray.  All Rights Reserved.

Josie, the orangutan hangs out at ZooTampa at Lowry Park. 

 

 

Going to school for animal science and global sustainability helped all of the pieces fall in place and shaped me into the environmental advocate I am today. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Zuul, the South American Black Hawk-Eagle”  Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray

All Rights Reserved.

 

Zuul, the South American Black Hawk-Eagle, is an ambassador for One World Raptor Conservancy’s educational outreach program, Knightwings Birds of Prey, which frequents renaissance faire circuits.

 

Biodiversity loss is one of the greatest threats the world faces, and if I can inspire someone to care about an endangered animal through a photograph, I consider that a success. If my photograph can inspire further conversation about sustainability and conservation efforts around that animal, I consider that an even bigger success. 

 

 

 

 

“Reflecting on the Past”  Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray.  All Rights Reserved.

As if reflecting on its past, an old Galapagos tortoise rests in his pool at the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz on the Galapagos Islands. The Research Station works to reintroduce different sub-species of Galapagos tortoise to their native islands. 

 

 

 

Hear what Katie has to say:

 

https://youtu.be/pzgm7vKFwV4

 

 

 

 

“Baboon at Victoria Falls”  Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray.  All Rights Reserved.

A baboon pauses just long enough for me to snap a photo before running off to continue to play with fellow baboons along Victoria Falls in Zambia.

 

 

 

I have been very fortunate to be able to travel to incredible places like Costa Rica, Australia, The Galapagos, and Zambia, where the wildlife practically begs to be photographed. And much of that wildlife is threatened or endangered. I have the privilege to take people with me to these incredible places, to view these beautiful animals, and that’s an amazing feeling.

 

 

 

 

“Hitching a Ride”  Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray.  All Rights Reserved.

Sometimes the best shots are ones from the Zoo. Sydney hitches a ride on mom, Ceduna, at ZooTampa at Lowry Park in Tampa, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

“Woke up Like This” Photograph © 2020 Katie Murray.  All Rights Reserved.

A curious Galapagos sea lion pup wakes up from a nap and wonders who these tourists are hiking through its home.

 

To see more of Katie’s work visit:

Instagram: @kmurrs_

Twitter: @kmurrs_

YouTube: www.youtube.com/katiemurray

Website: https://greeneyedgirl.org

 

 

The 8th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 

 

 

Enter Now!  Deadline Extended  to 7th October

 

 

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1661

 

 

Deadline for submission 7th October, 2020.

 

 

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com     Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com 

 

 

 

 

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

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Categories for Entry:

 

 

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) 

Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2001).  We will accept individual or class/group entries.)

We are sorry, but we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  

Each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.  Young Artists enter one image accompanied by a donation of $5 USD.  There is no limit on the number of entries that may be made. 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories.  Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of entries of significant merit will be offered places in the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition. 

 

PLEASE READ THE SECTION BELOW

Covid-19 Impact on Exhibition

Planning an exhibition in the Covid-19 era presents significant issues.  It seems clear that resurgence of the virus could possibly force last-minute cancellation or strict social distancing severely limiting visitor numbers.  Such a last minute cancellation would mean that artists would spend money sending work in to an exhibition that might not happen and that would likely have far less visitors.   Having taken everything into account we have determined, sadly, that we must cancel the live exhibition this year.  

We have developed an exciting virtual exhibition to run from November 1 to December 31, 2020.  Jury scores (and fit with the theme) will determine the top placed pieces that will get the best positioning.  We will be able to feature 100 pieces in the virtual 2-month show rather than the 50 we can accommodate in the real-life show.   Another great plus is that we will be able to feature EVERY entry as we will reserve an additional 25 places for a “rolling exhibition” so every piece will be featured for at least 5-7 days.  

All pieces may be offered for sale (or not depending on preference) and we will be including links to artist websites and bios as well as full details on the piece.  

We are planning interesting online events to run during the exhibition.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of all entrants to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

Please note:  Entries made after May 31st are not refundable should the physical exhibition not take place.  Entries made before May 31st will be refunded providing the artist notifies Lindsey@art4apes by June 30th.  

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

VIRTUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

 

 

Art4Apes wants to encourage those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. This program is designed to showcase their work and support their communication with audiences who appreciate their message.  

The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist (or photographer) who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020 and has been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.

The successful Artist will be featured and promoted by Art4Apes for one month and will receive the following opportunities:

  • Weekly social media posts featuring your artwork
  • You will be featured in our monthly newsletter
  • We will design an e-flyer for you to send out to clients and contacts
  • We will set up a dedicated page for you on the Art4Apes website 
    • You will have the opportunity to craft a personal message about your art and commitment to wildlife and the environment.  
    • We will include your full bio and artist statement
    • We will include a virtual gallery of up to 10 pieces of your work
    • We will issue news updates featuring your current work, exhibitions, awards, direction of new work etc.
    • We will feature your work in an article in The Rickie Report – South Florida’s most influential online arts report. 
    • We will offer up to 5 pieces of work for sale on our online website (price to include a 30% donation to the Center for Great Apes. 

We regret that we cannot offer this to Young Artists at the moment.  

Artists can only be featured once a year.  

 

 

Enter Now!  Deadline Extended to 7th October

 

 

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1661

 

 

Deadline for submission 7th October, 2020.

 

 

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com     Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com 

 

 

 

Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes
https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

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

 

Whitespace The Mordes Collection Is Open For Business. Offering 40% Off Col-lect Jewelry

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection is Open For Business!  Enjoy the artwork of Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel and take 40% OFF all Col-lect Jewelry!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including “Gallery On Demand” which offers artists short term or long term art space for exhibits of 2D and 3D artworks, including wearable art and apparel.

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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