ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Announces A Virtual Artist-In-Residence Program

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest announces a 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 Rickie Report introduces Deborah Knowlson, the Inaugural Virtual Artist-In-Residence and more details of how to apply. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Deborah Knowlson

Inaugural Virtual Artist in Residence April, 2020

 

 

Deborah Knowlson tells The Rickie Report, “I’m a self-taught watercolor artist. Wildlife and nature are a life-long passion, even if the painting is new. The skills and the subject matter, wildlife and nature, came naturally to me.  I was born in London, England, and now live in Oregon, US. My interests revolve around nature: art, gardening, science, friendships, hobbies, and outdoor activities. But, I am not young.  As the world became more affected by climate change, stresses on nature, and impacts of trafficking animals I became aware that speaking up and expressing concern and hope is something anyone can do regardless of age and situation. I chose to do it through painting. My family and friends are supportive and I am proud and grateful for anything I can do to raise awareness and participate in protecting what I love“.

Follow Deb on Instagram

 

 

 

 

“Esake” ©2020 All Rights Reserved by Deborah Knowlson

 

I painted this watercolor to support Lola ya Bonobo, the world’s only sanctuary for bonobos rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.  Esake was rescued on her way to a wildlife market after a bushmeat hunter killed her mother. Here she is, safe at the sanctuary.    For more information https://www.lolayabonobo.org

 

“Baby Shelley” ©2020 All Rights Reserved by Deborah Knowlson

 

A watercolor of “Baby Shelley,” hangs there, a gift from me to the people there. Wildlife rescue teams are vital to conservation and work hard.  The Refuge for Wildlife assists baby howler monkeys who are victims of power lines in Costa Rica for Wildlife, Nosara. http://refugeforwildlife.org

 

 

Photo credit Deb Knowlson. ©2020 All Rights Reserved.

 

“Reaching the Heart,” this watercolor was auctioned at the #BeJane Jane Goodall-Institut, Austria in 2019.  It represents the hope that is found by reaching the heart of people to care about wildlife and nature.  You can see the image of Dr Jane holding (oh my!) Deb’s painting. An extremely meaningful moment for her, as a conservation artist. This photo of Dr Jane hangs on Deb’s wall with the family photos!   https://www.thejanegoodallinstitute.com

Deb’s entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest:

I chose the three paintings of Asian elephants to enter into the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020 because they are a family group.  The relevance of this in these strange times is that we have all retreated from the world into our own families due to the health situation.  Whether our family is just ourselves, or our immediate family, our focus suddenly changed to what is precious and who matters to us.  Elephants have incredible ability to bond and feel empathy for their family and herd.  In these times we, ourselves, can empathize with this ability and understand that all living creatures are worthy and their family and herd is as important to them as we are to our ourselves.  

 

 

Let’s honor that.

 

 

 

“Strength and Wisdom” ©2020 All Rights Reserved by Deborah Knowlson.

 

 

“Dignity” ©2020 All Rights Reserved by Deborah Knowlson

 

 

“Hope” ©2020 All Rights Reserved by Deborah Knowlson

 

 

 

 

The 8th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

Enter Now!

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

Entry Deadline:  September 30, 2020.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

How Can Art Help?

 

Deborah says, “My message to other artists who paint wildlife and nature for awareness of conservation and animal welfare is that we often feel like we are not achieving anything by doing so. Who will see our art? Who will understand our message? Will it make any difference in the vast need for humankind to meet all its needs while caring about wildlife and nature”?

Most days we say, “No, it’s too little and it’s just a drop in the bucket.” Yet, many of us keep dropping in the bucket and keep up our small contribution.

Our ability to capture the spirit of animals and wildlife and attract people’s attention is part of a far bigger picture of individuals who work hard and dedicate their lives and careers to attempting to save species, lands, seas, and skies in a rapidly changing environment with many pressures on nature.

 

Will art make a difference?

 

A person took the time and interpreted something wild or a situation and shared that with others to say, this is relevant, this is important, please look at this. And people do! People like and enjoy various styles and forms of art, there is no right and wrong way to do it.

 

So enter contests; exhibit work, sell and donate pieces, speak up, and keep at it. There is no good that comes from hours of creating that results in a piece sitting in a closet and not shared.

There is nothing to lose. Every little bit helps.

 

 

 

 

“Sweet Rosie”©2020 All Rights Reserved by Deborah Knowlson.

Benefitting Indonesian Parrot Project:  https://indonesian-parrot-project.org

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“Saving the Seas” ©2020 All Rights Reserved by Deborah Knowlson

 

A common native West Coast Canary Rockfish in clean, clear water.  What is in the sea is as threatened by habitat loss as what is on land. 

 

 

 

“Vanishing Triassic”   ©2020 All Rights Reserved by Deborah Knowlson

 

Marine Food Webs: Drifters to Swimmers. Sturgeon, apex predator more endangered than any other group of species.

 

 

“Little Refugee”  ©2020 All Rights Reserved by Deborah Knowlson

 

This little marsupial, the Australian Antechinus, struggles greatly in the increasing fires and heat of Australia due to the climate change and introduced non-native predators.

 

The 8th annual ENDANGERED

Fine Art & Photography Contest

Enter Now!

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

Entry Deadline:  September 30, 2020

 

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

 

QuestionsLindsey@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 in Miami, December 2nd-5th, 2020 during Art Basel Week. Entries will be selected based on the jury panel scores and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition. Keep checking your Juried Art Services account for updates.

 

 

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 eflyer for you to send out to clients and contacts • We will set up a dedicated page for you on the Art4Apes website

o You will have the opportunity to craft a personal message about your art and commitment to wildlife and the environment.

o We will include your full bio and artist statement
o We will include a virtual gallery of up to 10 pieces of your work
o We will issue news updates featuring your current work, exhibitions, awards, direction of new work etc.
o We will feature your work in an article in The Rickie Report – South Florida’s most influential online arts report.
o 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!

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

Entry Deadline:  September 30, 2020

 

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

 

QuestionsLindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes

https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

WITVA Announces Calls For Artists For 2 Events: Artisan/Crafters Wanted For Boutique February 8 At Morton’s Steak House Boca Raton, Fine Artists Wanted For “20/20 Vision Exhibition At South Side Cultural Arts Center In Ft. Lauderdale March – April.

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts is sharing two exciting Calls To Artists!  Artisans/Crafters are invited to participate in their annual Fundraiser for scholarships on Saturday, February 8 at Morton’s Steakhouse in Boca Raton. All categories are open except jewelry, which has been filled. WITVA is looking for fine artists for a separate exhibition in the newly renovated and reopened historic South Side School, which is now serving the community as the South Side Cultural Arts Center. The “Best in Show” winning artist will be awarded $500 and a solo exhibition opportunity! The exhibition is open to all artists working in all hangable art media, including but not limited to painting/drawing, printmaking and photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  WITVA is a fabulous artist networking organization which offers its members several opportunities to learn, explore the visual arts, and connect with other artists.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNOUNCES     TWO     CALLS     FOR     ARTISTS:

 

 

CALL  FOR  ARTISANS/ CRAFTERS

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note: Jewelry Category has been filled.  

 Please RSVP to Sandyryter@comcast.net to reserve a sale table!

 

 

 

 

 

“20/20 VISIONS”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Friday, March 6

6 – 8 PM

 

APPLICATION DETAILS:

 

Application and Digital Deadline – February 3

Notification of Art Acceptance by February 15

Take-In – Week of February 17-21, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

Reception – March 6, 6-8 PM

Take-Down- Week of April 27-May 1, 9:00 – 9:00 PM

THREE STEP PROCESS TO ENTER:

 Step 1: Complete this application by February 3.
o Submit by mail or online if paying by credit card.

 Step 2: Pay entry fee of $35 for WITVA members or $40 for non-members by February 3.

o To pay by credit card and submit your application Click Here or go to:

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/2020-visions-southside-and-witva-art-show-2138752550

o To pay by check,

 Make check made out to WITVA and mail with completed application to: 20/20 Visions

c/o South Side Cultural Arts Center 701 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

 Step 3: Submit your work.
o Email JPEG images of your work to 2020witvavisions@gmail.com by February 3. o Put in the email subject line: 20/20, Your Last Name (example: 20/20, SMITH)
o The digital image should only be of the art (all other items cropped out of photo):
o Label each JPEG image: 20.20_Your Last Name_ Title of Piece
o In the body of your email let us know if you paid by check or by credit card.

WITVA “20/20 Visions” exhibition non-refundable entry fee for up to 2 entries. 12 – 15 entries will be selected to be in the show in a double blind jury process.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the South Side Cultural Arts Center, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “20/20 Visions” exhibition. I am aware that a 10% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibition to the WITVA Scholarship Fund._________________________________________________Date________________

Artist Signature

Name:_____________________________________________________________________ Email:_________________________________ CELL PHONE:____________________________

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Artwork 1 TITLE:________________________________ Medium:_______________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

Artwork 2 TITLE:___________________________________ Medium:_________________________________ Size: H___________ W__________
Price: _____________

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.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

 

 

Fort Lauderdale Branch Of National League Of American Pen Women Opens Call To Artists At Herb Skolnick Community Center: Open To All Artists. Public Is Invited To Awards Luncheon On Friday, February 14.

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women shares a Call for Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The event takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL.  The public is invited to an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 14 (make your reservations)!   The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply – and art patrons to visit the exhibit, which opens February 5th through March 4th 2020.  This Call for entries is open to non- member as well as members!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL  LEAGUE  OF  AMERICAN  PEN  WOMEN  FORT  LAUDERDALE  BRANCH

ANNOUNCES:

 

 

CALL    FOR    ALL    MEDIA

 

JURIED EXHIBITION

 

 

Exhibit Available February 5 – March 4, 2020

Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Avenue   Pompano Beach, FL 33069

954-786-4590

 

 

2019 Winner,  Beverly Dameron

 

 

Click here for Prospectus:  PenWomenFtLauderdaleskolnickprospectus final 2020

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS LUNCHEON/ARTIST DEMO:

Friday, February 14, 2020

11:30 AM

 at Herb Skolnick Center

 Lunch Catered by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza


$30

Reservations necessary !

(954) 786-4590  

Pottery Demonstration by artist Ellen Cohen-Berman

 

 

 

 

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. Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior woman who has been accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or technical school.

 

Visit: lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

   Facebook.com/nlapwftl/

For additional information please call 954-527-0407

 

 

 

 

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

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Art Synergy Extends Call For Local, Regional, National, International Artists To Apply To “BIBLIO 2020” And “UNLEASHED Art Fair”. Exhibits Take Place At Art Palm Beach.

Art Synergy has a lot going on this season with many exciting events.  See which one is the perfect fit for you!  This year Art Synergy will present Bibilo2020 at the Art Palm Beach Fair.  Here’s your chance to create something really different! Have fun!  Books can be created in all kinds of media… sculptures, video, painting, mixed media, animations… your mind is the limit. Take a step out of your comfort zone! Art Synergy is inviting national and international artists to apply to this call for artists.  This will be our 7th year at this unique event and we are proud to once again be a part of it. This is the first year that the call is open internationally.  VISION 2020, the theme for this year’s Unleashed Art Fair and Fundraiser, is built upon the foundation and mission of “Aspire to Inspire” and will be held at Industry Alley.  The event takes place on January 25, 2020, preceding Art Palm Beach, January 31 – February 03, 2020.  There will be music, vendors, art installations and a VIP dinner. We are accepting applications for vendors and looking to secure sponsors.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  The deadline to apply is has been extended to January 15, 2020 and will be juried by John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, as well as a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks

 

 

 

 

ART SYNERGY/ BIBLIO 2020

ART SYNERGY at
ART PALM BEACH 2020

January 31, 2020 to February 3, 2020

Palm Beach Convention Center

 650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, FL

 

Application Dates:
NOW through January 15, 2020

 

 

APPLY HERE:

 

 

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply via Juried Art Services.

5 Categories for Submission!

 

 

2D

3D

Video/Film*

Installation Art

Performance Art*

 

*If you are applying in Video or Performance Art you must include still images in your application and forward actual video links to ArtSyneryPBC@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

  • The non-refundable fee for the online application is $50.

  • Three pieces may be submitted. 

  • The width of 2D art cannot exceed 48”

  • The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020

 

 

 

“UNLEASHED   ART   FAIR”

 

Art Synergy’s Unleashed Art Fair is the organization’s most successful fundraising arts event of the year. The bi-annual event highlights the best of the local Palm Beach County arts and entertainment scene. Unleashed Art Fair is the brainchild of Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams of Art Synergy who wanted to spotlight the emergent artists and musicians of Palm Beach County which has fast become one South Florida’s leading world-class art and cultural destinations.  The venue has been generously donated by developer and visionary Hunter Beebe who also donated the Warehouse District for Unleashed in 2017.

 

 

 

“VISION 2020”

January 25, 2020

Industry Alley

2600 Florida Ave.   West Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

 

 

The deadline to apply is has been extended to January 15, 2020

 

 

 

Visit www.artsynergy.org for more information or to apply.

Art Synergy Official Art Guide2020

Be a part of this year’s Art Synergy Art Guide!

Get your business noticed.

Promote your art.

Great articles about what happening in the art world.

Find out about upcoming art events.

Support the arts!

 

Our 4-color glossy guide is the perfect place to advertise to the art community! 

Reach thousands of artists and art lovers at this year’s Art Palm Beach and in locations throughout Palm Beach County. 

Be a part of the movement!

Ad sizes and costs can be found at https://www.facebook.com/PalmBeachArtWeek2020/

 

Juror, John Cutrone:

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, as well as a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides. He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day.

www.conviviobookworks.com

www.conviviobookworks.com/blog

 

 

Art Synergy:

A non-profit organization, was fortunate to have caught the eye of the Lesters and through their auspices, the organization has received a booth at the Art Palm Beach for the past 5 years, with 2019 being the sixth Art Synergy Exhibition once again looking forward to a great exhibition.

Art Synergy has grown considerably since its inception and our volunteer staff and support has grown along with it.  The organization, run by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams, artists and advocates, holds several meetings yearly, open to the public, where we request help from the community to work with us in everything from planning, to finance hanging the shows.  We look forward to another successful year and cannot thank the Lesters enough for the support they have shown us.

 

Mission:

Art Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, business, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community. Our goal is to broaden the education and culture of our children through the arts via joint parent/child experiences.

 

For more information:  ArtSynergyPBC@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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Art Synergy Biblio2020/Art Palm Beach Opens International And National Call For Artists. “Biblio2020” January 31 – February 3, 2020 At Palm Beach County Convention Center

Art Synergy invites national and international artists to apply to the Call for Artists for Art Synergy Biblio2020 at Art Palm Beach.  Breaking boundaries over the past 6 years, this Art Synergy is now open to all artists!  John Cutrone, Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, and partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, will jury the exhibit for these categories: 2D, 3D, Video/Film, Installation Art and Performance Art.  The Deadline is December 27!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges ART LOVERS to MARK your CALENDARS:  January 21 – February 3, 2020. Please note the images in this article are examples and are not Art Synergy projects.

 

 

 

ART SYNERGY/ BIBLIO 2020

ART SYNERGY at
ART PALM BEACH 2020

January 31, 2020 to February 3, 2020

Palm Beach Convention Center

 650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, FL

 

Application Dates:
NOW through December 27, 2019

 

 

APPLY HERE:

 

 

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply via Juried Art Services.

5 Categories for Submission!

 

 

2D

3D

Video/Film*

Installation Art

Performance Art*

 

 

*If you are applying in Video or Performance Art you must include still images in your application and forward actual video links to ArtSyneryPBC@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The non-refundable fee for the online application is $50.

  • Three pieces may be submitted. 

  • The width of 2D art cannot exceed 48”

  • The deadline to apply is December 27, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

As the art world sets its sights on South Florida, Next Level Fairs is reshaping the art fair concept for the 23rd edition of ArtPalmBeach to connect exhibitors and collectors in dynamic new ways.

 

 

 

 

The trendsetting founders of major fairs Art Miami and Art Asia Hong Kong since 1990 are once again breaking ground with a multifaceted redesign to make spaces as creative as the artwork on view.

 

 

Art Synergy is inviting national and international artists to apply to the call for artists for Art Synergy Biblio2020 at Art Palm Beach.  This will be our 7th year at this unique event and we are proud to once again be a part of it. This is the first year that the call is open internationally.

 

 

 

 

 

Notification Date:  January 10, 2020

 

ENTRY RULES:

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth. An artist who works in more than one medium category, must submit an application in each category. If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.

 

 

 

IMAGES:

Each applicant may submit (1) one image of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury.

3-D art may submit 2 images (main image and detail or second view image).

A maximum of 3 artworks may be submitted in one application.

File format: JPEG only.

Images must comply with those required by Juried Art Services

If you are applying in Video or Performance Art you must include still images in your application and forward actual videos to ArtSyneryPBC@gmail.com.

If your work is accepted, we request you volunteer in the booth for at least 4 hours during the shows’ days. (Applies to local artists only)

 

 

JURY DECISIONS:

Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach Exhibition is open to all professional artists. All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

Giclee reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

Juror, John Cutrone:

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, as well as a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides. He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day.

www.conviviobookworks.com

www.conviviobookworks.com/blog

 

 

 

 

 

Art Synergy:

A non-profit organization, was fortunate to have caught the eye of the Lesters and through their auspices, the organization has received a booth at the Art Palm Beach for the past 5 years, with 2019 being the sixth Art Synergy Exhibition once again looking forward to a great exhibition.

Art Synergy has grown considerably since its inception and our volunteer staff and support has grown along with it.  The organization, run by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams, artists and advocates, holds several meetings yearly, open to the public, where we request help from the community to work with us in everything from planning, to finance hanging the shows.  We look forward to another successful year and cannot thank the Lesters enough for the support they have shown us.

 

 

 

 

 

Mission:

Art Synergy is the unique countywide movement of artists, business, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community. Our goal is to broaden the education and culture of our children through the arts via joint parent/child experiences.

 

For more information:  ArtSynergyPBC@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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Brewhouse Gallery Is Ready to Exhibit New Artworks! All Artists Welcome To Apply Free, With No Commission Fees

The Brewhouse Gallery is a community art gallery and the hub of cultural events in Palm Beach County.  Musical performances, poetry readings, classes, and other events keep things lively. The Brewhouse is one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. The Rickie Report shares details of a Call To Artists here.  There is no fee to apply and artists get 100% of their sales!

 

 

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BREWHOUSE GALLERY

720 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL 33403

561.469.8930

 

 

Want To Share Your Artwork?

 

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery. For more information, send us an email: art@brewhousegallery.com.

 

 

Visionary owner, AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “What is the number one drawback to a traditional artist co-op or gallery? Very little foot traffic which ultimately leads to very little sales. With this model there is a constant draw of foot traffic and nightly events to get people in the door, seeing your work on the walls. Not to mention, people are much more inclined to make impulse buys after loosening up with a glass of wine or a beer. By no means is this a bar in the traditional sense… It is more of a public house, creative space, think tank, hang out”.

 

How is Brewhouse Gallery different from a traditional gallery or co-op?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Huge foot traffic draw with nightly events including open mic night, singer-songwriter acoustic jam sessions, painting classes, creative/inspirational speakers, live music, trivia night, etc.

 

  • One major event per rotation, essentially an artist opening, that is heavily promoted and features all of our resident artists and their work.

 

  • No need to volunteer your time, we handle everything. With a traditional co-op you are required to commit a certain amount of volunteer time to run the gallery. We handle everything and simply call you if you have made a sale or someone is interested in negotiating.

 

  • All work will be prescreened and approved. This keeps the subject matter to a high standard and competition from fellow artists to a minimum in order to reinforce the quality of work that you are being represented with.

 

  • Want to update your space with a new piece? No problem. You are free to come in and swap out any of your work at any time… as well as inviting others to see your work at our location and scheduling special events of your own.

 

  • NO COMMISSION! (Minus a small processing fee of 4.9% on credit cards). That’s right, we are one of the only galleries that gives our artists 100% of all sales.

 

We have two sizes available:

Either our half space (approximately 40 ft.² of displayable wall space) for $150 per month ($450 + sales tax), or our standard space (approximately 64 ft.² of displayable wall space) for $200 per month ($600 + sales tax).

Both of these require a three month commitment and the rental fee to be paid in full (all three months) upon installation of your work. As of right now we are only offering a three month contract as it is part of our model to always bring in new work and highlight as many artists as possible. That being said we give all of our artists the opportunity to re–apply and be placed right back in our queue to exhibit again.

 

Please reply with what size space you may be interested in and any other questions or concerns you may have. 

 

 

 

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Fort Pierce Art Club Shares Call For Artists, “In Her Image”, Focusing On Women & Women’s Issues. Exhibit Takes Place At Elliott Museum December 12 – March 15

The Ft. Pierce Art Club (formerly Treasure Coast Art Association) shares a Call to Artists for “In Her Image”, a Juried Exhibition focusing on Women and Women’s Issues.  The exhibit takes place at the Elliott Museum in conjunction with the “Magnificent Me” exhibition.  Artists will create their own artwork on a mannequin provided by the Art Club.  The Public is invited to the exhibit December 12 – March 15.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply!  The deadline is December 7. *Membership in the club is not a requirement for this show.

 

 

 

 

 

“IN     HER     IMAGE     2020”

 

A Juried Exhibition focusing on Women & Women’s Issues

 

 

 

TO   BE  HELD  AT  THE  ELLIOTT  MUSEUM

 

 

825 NE Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island
Stuart, FL 34996 ● 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

A Treasure on the Treasure Coast Since 1961

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

December 12, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

In conjunction with “Magnificent Me”

In the Changing Exhibitions Gallery

 

*Membership in the club is not a requirement for this show.

 

 

 

Link to prospectus : treasurecoastartassociation.org.

Deadline is Saturday, December 7th between 10 am – 1 pm.

Mannequins are included in the cost of entry fee of $35.

Questions and requests for mannequins?   Call Jeanne Johansen at 772-579-1529 or email tc.art.assoc@gmail.comor fortpierce.art.club@gmail.com.

Mannequins will be available in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Call to artists, exhibits and other events please contact:

Jeanne Johansen at 772-579-1529 or email tc.art.assoc@gmail.comor fortpierce.art.club@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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

PGA/Verano Announces Call For Artists. One Day Indoor Festival Of Arts February 8, 2020 Applications Are Open

Club Talavera at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie announces its Call for Artists for its Annual Festival of Arts on Saturday, February 8, 2020. This indoor show offers attendees free admission and free parking.  Artists creating 2D and 3D works are encouraged to apply. Proceeds help to benefit the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Scholarship Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application.

 

 

 

PGA/ VERANO’S     FESTIVAL     OF    ARTS

CALL    FOR    ARTISTS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

11 AM – 3 PM

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Barbara Vennard     bvhere@comcast.net

or

Rickie Leiter      rickie@therickiereport.com

 

 

For more information about the Fort Pierce Jazz Society:

https://www.jazzsociety.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

Continuum Palm Beach Art Fair 2020 Announces Calls To Artists. Be Part Of A Visionary Art Movement And Apply By October 31

CONTINUUM 2020 announces its Calls to Artists This event takes place in Downtown West Palm Beach in a secret location (we promise to tell you as we get closer to the event).  Produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC in Partnership with the No More Starving Artists Foundation, Continuum 2020 events take place January 23 – February 1, 2020. The Deadline to apply is October 31, 2019!  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call and cannot wait to see who applies!!!  This Call is open to artists in Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties.  Art Lovers, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  NOTE: There are 2 calls to artists involved: one for Continuum 2020 and another for the 12 x 12 exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTINUUM Palm Beach Art Fair

 

The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.

This event will be located in Palm Beach County produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC & Craig McInnis Studios in Partnership with the No More Starving Artists Foundation

Event will be January 23-February 1, 2020

All exhibited artwork will be for sale.

 

Call to Artists for 2020

CONTINUUM WPB Arts

 January 23 – February 1, 2020

in the Downtown area of West Palm Beach

Entry Deadline: 10/31/19

 

 

Curators/coordinators: Anthony Burks Sr., Craig McInnis and Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Be Part of Year Seven!

 

Continuum PB Art Fair, the pop up multi-media art fair in Palm Beach County exhibiting regional South Florida artists, has provided exhibition opportunities for over 650 artists in the last 6 years selling art on their behalf averaging $65,000. The event with the support of private and public donations has been able to give awards and scholarships  upwards of $150,000.

 

The deadline is October 31, 2019.

 

REQUIREMENTS:
Media:
Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 4
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Continuum PB Art Fair 2020): $50.00

Submission information:
THIS IS A BLIND AUDITION. THE JURORS ARE UNAWARE OF THE ARTISTS PARTICIPATION. NO INDICATORS SUCH AS NAMES, SIGNATURES, PHOTOS OF INDIVIDUALS CAN BE USED IN YOUR SUBMISSION.  OTHERWISE YOUR SUBMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE.

**NOTE: This is NOT the 12″x12″ Call to Artist**

Curators/coordinators: Anthony Burks Sr., Craig McInnis and Trina Slade- Burks

Jurors:
Anthony Burks Sr. – ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC
Bryan D. Walsh- DTR Modern Galleries-Palm Beach
Craig McInnis- Fright Nights
Nichole M. Hickey- Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Regional

  • Brevard

  • Indian River

  • St. Lucie

  • Martin

  • Palm Beach

  • Broward

  • Dade

Location: West Palm Beach (Pop up location is a secret & will be announced at a later date)

See bullet points below

  •  Fee: $50 for Submission (Non-refundable)

*If submission fee is being paid by check or money order, payment must be received before application is reviewed.

  • Once accepted as a participating artist, there is an additional $50 exhibition fee.
  • Information will be emailed to the accepted artists after the call is complete.

Artwork eligibility: Paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, installations, mixed media (hand created), jewelry are eligible.

Note: NO DIGITAL ART OF ANY KIND (with exception of photography). Digital reproductions, giclees or prints will no longer be accepted in the exhibition.   Original work only created by the artist submitting.

Jewelry will ONLY be accepted if the artist is providing his or her own unique way to display.

2D artist can submit a MAXIMUM of THREE different images.

3D artist can submit a MAXIMUM OF THREE CONCEPTS HOWEVER can show a different angle of the same subject using UPLOADS 1-4. (Note: there is one option for video to show detail of your sculpture. No music, voices nor names can be listed only the sculpture)

If you exhibited with CONTINUUM WPB Arts from 2014-2019, please do not re-submit the same work. Any previous work submitted will be disqualified.

Commission: 60/40 split. Artists will receive 60% of the net proceeds of the sale, and the Coordinators will receive 40% of the net proceeds of any sale of artwork

Prize: Artists participating in CONTINUUM WPB Arts will be eligible to win awards in one of four categories.

  • ·         Best in Show- $1000
  • ·         Second-$500
  • ·         Third-$250-
  • ·         People’s Choice- Automatically accepted in the  CONTINUUM WPB Arts 2021

All artwork will be juried anonymously based on artwork only, not by artist name.

Only the artwork and the artist statement will be provided to the jurors. Please DO NOT list your name in your artist statement.  If your name is provided within the artist statement, your application will be considered incomplete.

*What is an artist statement?

An artist’s statement (or artist statement) is an artist’s written description of their work. The brief verbal representation is for, and in support of, their own work to give the viewer understanding. Not the artist’s bio or resume.

Images of your work cannot have a signature, your name, a watermark or anything that will indicate who the artist isIf any of these are indicated in the images provided, your application will be considered incomplete.

All submission should have the following information per image

  • ·         Title
  • ·         Medium
  • ·         Dimensions
  • ·         Gallery Price ( This is the dollar amount including the gallery’s percentage)

 

All artwork must be for sale and must have a minimum price of $1000, unless it is a series meant to be sold together but can be sold separately. (Example: A quadtych series for $250 each or $1000 for the series.) Maximum price cap is $8000 with the exception of series or installations that can be sold separately.  (Example: Installation valued at $10,000 but each piece sold separately is $1000 each.)

Jewelry must have a minimum price of $150 unless it is a series meant to be sold together but can be sold separately. (Example: A pair of earrings from the series can be sold for $50 Necklace for $100 or $150 for the series.)  Due to limited security, we do not encourage jewelry created with precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. If your jewelry is accepted, you will be responsible for your own displays.

Maximum dimensions for 2D work is 3’x5’ (36”x60”) NO LARGER (Horizontally 36”, Vertically 60”)
Maximum dimensions for  3D work is 8′ (we will not provide pedestals for display pieces wider than 18″ or heavier than 4lbs. Artist will be required to assemble any 3D pieces that must be put together

When accepted:

Prize Judges:  TBA

As stated above, once accepted as a participating artist, there is an additional $50 exhibition fee. Information will be emailed to the accepted artists.

If the submitted artwork becomes unavailable, the artist must contact the coordinators immediately. The jurors can view a replacement similar to the style. The jurors have the right to accept or reject the new work.

Artist agrees to provide quality and tasteful work that best represents the format of CONTINUUM PB Art Fair.  All art must be ready to hang or install. The committee can reject any work if not presentation ready. (Must be framed, have hanging devices, be gallery wrapped and edges treated and painted. No cracks, sloppy edges, or incomplete work will be accepted. Any work not presentation ready will be rejected. It is recommended that acrylic and not glass is used in the framing. Artwork must be labeled on the back with the artist name, title medium & gallery price.

Coordinators agree to host an art show that best represents the quality of artists and artwork provided

 

 

 

 

 

Call to artists for 12″x12″ Art for VIP Show

***THIS IS NOT REPLACING THE ACTUAL EXHIBITION***

For the last 6 years we have done everything from painted sneakers, masquerade masks to painted canvases for our fundraisers.

We felt; why not just showcase our artists natural talents with minimal limitations?

Here’s a great opportunity to participate in a fundraiser, raise money for the charity and you  the artist make money too.

 

  •        Participants: South Florida Artists Brevard County-Dade County (See Continuum regulations)
  •        Dimensions: 12”x12”
  • Theme: Open
  • Artist can only submit one submission.
  •        Artist must be able to hand deliver the art on January 18 to venue. TBA in Palm Beach County
  •        Review application carefully before applying.
  • Questions:  dize@bellsouth.net

 

 

For more details, please visit:

https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6919

Contact  continuum@atbfineartists.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Artists and Charities Hand in Hand Fine Art Show Shares Open Call For All Fine Artists: Paintings, Mixed Media, Photography, Jewelry, And More. No Application Fee. Deadline Is September 15

Artists and Charities Hand in Hand is the legacy organization created by Ingrid Robinson (artist, curator, justice fighter).  ACHH honors Ingrid’s daughter, Michelle, who died at 28 years old, and thousands of other children who have left their families searching for a purpose.  Ingrid found hers in bringing artists and worthy causes together to heal one soul and then pass it on.  There is NO APPLICATION FEE for the November 2-3 show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Rickie Report shares the details and we urge arts organizations to take a booth, showcase your members’ artwork, and promote your events to the attendees.  This Fine Art Show is partnering with the Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. The deadline to apply is September 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JURIED FINE ART SHOW: Open call for all Fine Artists: Painters, Mixed Media, Photographers, Sculptors, Jewelry Designers, and more!

 

 

APPLY HERE: https://bit.ly/2Y8dZ8S

APPLICATION FEE: Free!

 

 

 

 

Painting by Steven Rettegi, “Michelle”, Ingrid’s daughter

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

ingrid@artistsandcharities.com

 

Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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