Paul Murray Celebrates Arctic And African Adventures As Artist In Residence For ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibit 2021. Applications Now Open

The International ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2021 is now open for entriesFocusing our attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats, ENDANGERED encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. 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. The Rickie Report introduces Paul Murray and more details of how to apply for the 2021 Exhibit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST in RESIDENCE

December, 2020

 

Paul M. Murray

Visual traveler and photographic artist based in Rhode Island.

Paul discusses the inspiration for his photographic journeys below.

 

 

 

 

 

“Morning Trek to Water” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

A daily dawn trek to the watering hole is the reality of life for these zebras.

“Staying instinctive, remaining vigilant and working the opportunity are critical. When in doubt, I do something different or unexpected.”

 

 

 

Exploring Antarctica 2011. © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

“To the extent that my images enrich the experience and vision of others, I feel that I have achieved a way of communicating that is unique to me as a photographer.”

 

 

 

 

Exploring the Arctic

 

As global warming increases, the Arctic and its inhabitants are in danger. The melting of sea ice shrinks the area in which polar bears and walruses can hunt and take shelter. Even to the extent the refreezing occurs, the ice is less stable and still covers a smaller area.

 

 

“A Family Float” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

In the Arctic, ice floats offers walruses a safer alternative to land for rest and access to food.

“Often the story telling aspects of the photographic art form capture my attention and motivate a series of related images.”

 

 

“My World” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

The sea ice in the Arctic is shrinking as global warming increases. That creates a serious problem for polar bears.

 

 

 

 

“A Whale for a Snack” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

In the far Norwegian Arctic, food is scarcer than it has been ever. Polar bears try to get every bit of food from whatever they catch or encounter.

 

 

 

 

“I’m Still Hungry” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

For this high-end predator, food is a continual challenge. A polar bear consumes about 43 seals a year, but the polar bear can only hunt for a part of that year. Not only is weather and cold an issue, but the Polar winter brings total darkness.

 

 

 

 

“Forced to Land” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

When forced to land, polar bears face a much tougher challenge in getting food. Seals are not there. In their quest for food, the bears sometimes end up in villages. That is not a winning strategy for the bear.

 

 

 

Photographic Journeys in Namibia

 

 

In southwest Africa, Namibia is a challenging land where adaptation is necessary for survival, the country’s summer sun is strong, and water is scarce. Enormous sand dunes rise from clay-caked, dry river pans. Despite the dryness and heat, trees and grasses find enough water and nutrients to grow. For the wild animals like giraffes and zebras, the watering holes are essential to daily life, and the trips to them are slow, dusty, and dangerous.

 

 

 

 

“Watering with a Flair’ Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

For most life, water is essential. Often giraffes acquire it with a flair at a watering hole at dawn.

 

 

“Color, light, and gesture are important elements in my work.”

 

 

My use of these varies intrinsically across landscapes, nature, people, and culture. My choices of timing, perspective, and composition are intended to draw the viewer into the setting and moment. Often, I try to pattern my pursuit of opportunities to the natural tempo of what I see.

Although my perspective is predominantly reality-based, I acknowledge not only the subjective nature of what I portray in my images, but an interest in pursuing at times more abstract images.

 

 

 

 

“Enormity” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

As these Namibia dunes rise sharply from the dry riverbed to great heights, the setting sun creates intriguing light gradients and sharp shadows across their wind-swept surface and breaks.

 

 

 

“Power” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

Traveling in herds, elephants are a dominant and powerful presence wherever they are.

 

“Alert” Photograph © 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

One of the smallest members of the antelope family, dik-diks, live predominately on plants. Given their small stature, their alertness and speed are important advantages in their survival.

 

 

Why Paul Entered the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest:

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“In creating art, I try to remain open to possibilities, trust my instincts, and discard labels that are divisive. I use technology to increase my creative options and productivity, but not to replace my vision and responsibility. While not intending to create a style, others tell me they perceive one although descriptions of that style often vary. I feel this indicates my art has been well-considered and engages viewers in unique ways”.

 

 

 

 

© 2021 Paul Murray. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“As an artist, I hope my images engage the viewer’s attention and interest, and perhaps enrich their experience and vision. To the extent this happens, I feel my art communicates in a way that is unique to me”.

 

 

 

To see more of Paul’s work: https://www.harmonicthreads.com

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021

ENTER NOW

 CLOSING  DATE:  September 23, 2021

https://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php? content=event_info&event_id=1767

ENDANGERED Online!

https://www.art4apes.com/endangered-online

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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WAS Art Fest 2018 Application Deadline Is Extended To November 1st For Original Art, Craft Creators

WAS Art Fest Application Deadline has been extended to Nov. 1,2017.  The Rickie Report has seen numerous emerging artists get their starts at this event, as well as professional artists and artisans using this event to showcase their ongoing creative forces.  The Wellington Art Society offers this opportunity to the art-loving public to meet and interact with these artists.  Mark your calendars now! The 12th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society will take place on Saturday, January 27th – Sunday January 28th, 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green 2018
12th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

 

 

Saturday, January 27, 2018 9 – 5
Sunday, January 28, 2018 10 – 4

 

 

Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography and more!

Artist Demos

Children’s Art Area

Live Music

Food Trucks

Wellington Amphitheater-Wellington, Florida

Call to Artists
Now accepting applications!

65 artists

$2000. in cash awards

Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Metal

 

 

Applications on website: www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

NEW Deadline for entries is November 1, 2017

 

Live Music, Food Trucks, Children’s Art Area, Overnight Security

 

 

Art Fest on the Green features local, regional, and national fine art and fine craft artists, live music, artist demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

 

 

January is the peak season and international visitors, tourists, and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green. Wellington offers many exciting dining choices, upscale shopping, and entertainment with a distinctive flair. It is just a short drive to the beach and many outstanding art and cultural attractions.

 

 

 

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the artists during art demos and booth chats. This is a great opportunity to take home a fabulous original work of art and have a wonderful artist story to share. Live music on the Amphitheater Stage, Food Trucks, and kid’s art activities make Art Fest on the Green a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

 

 

For more information Contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer: mysticway1@bellsouth.net

or Toni Willey: tgwilleyart@gmail.com

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

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12th Annual Art Fest On The Green In Wellington Opens Applications For All Media. Art Patrons, Mark Your Calendars!

The 12th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society will take place on Saturday, January 27th – Sunday January 28th, 2018.  This show continues its tradition of bringing art and community together to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence. Support from Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to each January. Proceeds from this show go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this CALL For Applications and urges ART PATRONS to MARK YOUR CALENDARS! $2,000 in cash awards is being offered!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green 2018
12th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Saturday, January 27, 2018    9 – 5
Sunday, January 28, 2018       10 – 4

Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography and more!

Artist Demos

Children’s Art Area

Live Music

Food Trucks

Wellington Amphitheater-Wellington, Florida

 

 

 

Call to Artists
Now accepting applications!

65 artists

 $2000. in cash awards

Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Metal

Applications on website: www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

Deadline for entries is October 15, 2017

Notification date: November 1, 2017

Live Music, Food Trucks, Children’s Art Area, Overnight Security

 

 

Art Fest on the Green features local, regional, and national fine art and fine craft artists, live music, artist demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater.  Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

 
January is the peak season and international visitors, tourists, and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green.  Wellington offers many exciting dining choices, upscale shopping, and entertainment with a distinctive flair. It is just a short drive to the beach and many outstanding art and cultural attractions.

 
Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the artists during art demos and booth chats. This is a great opportunity to take home a fabulous original work of art and have a wonderful artist story to share. Live music on the Amphitheater Stage, Food Trucks, and kid’s art activities make Art Fest on the Green a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

 

 

For more information Contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer: mysticway1@bellsouth.net

or Toni Willey: tgwilleyart@gmail.com

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

Call for “Undiscovered” Artists Ages 18 – 25 At Art On Park Gallery. All Media, Cash Prizes

“Undiscovered  Artists 2017” will be an Exhibit of Work, any subject, any medium, created by artists who are 18 to 25 years old, who live in Palm Beach County, FL.  Hosted by the Artists of Palm Beach County at their gallery, Art on Park in Lake Park, FL, this promises to encourage emerging artists to show their creativity. Art lovers: Mark Your Calendars for the Free, Opening Reception on July 21st.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and hopes our readers will share this CALL for Art with others!  The Deadline for submissions is July 5th.

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

“Undiscovered Artists 2017”  EXHIBIT

Free, OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, July 21st

5 – 8 PM

 

APPLICATIONS DUE:  JULY 5th

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

 

Hand delivery of artwork: Friday and Saturday, 07/14 or 07/15/2017 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, 07/21/2017 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday and Saturday, 08/04 or 08/05/2017, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County between the ages of 18 and 25. Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.

Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.

Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.

Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org. APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
To access the submission form go to: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?284

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:
IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER (OR HAVE BEEN) LOG IN FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY TO ENTER.
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS 2017 event and click on the provided link.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS 2017, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .” You should have your images ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB each). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email: artistsofpbc@gmail.com

Terms:

01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.

04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the APBC website. File names should contain the name of the WORK.

09) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure.

All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
12) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale.  Please price your work accordingly.
14) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork.

APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

For more information about Joining APBC, Calls for Art, Exhibitions, Artists Space, Classes:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Call For All Media Exhibit, “Art Of Expression” At Artisans On The Ave Is Open To All Artists

Artisans On The Ave is calling for entries  for “ART of EXPRESSION”, a Juried Exhibition. The Free, Opening Reception takes place on Friday, July 21. Art Patrons: Mark Your Calendars!  The Rickie Report shares the details about the Artist’s Deadline (June 30) and cannot wait to see the works of 2D and 3D art that illustrate “freedom of expression”If you have any questions about this exhibit, please contact the Gallery.

 

 

 

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL   34460

561.582.3300

ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

CALL FOR  ART:

An invitational and juried exhibit displaying works of ART that illustrate
“freedom of expression.”

Ex*pres*sion : noun : the act of making your thoughts, feelings, etc., known by speech, writing, or some other method : the act of expressing something : a word or a phrase : the way someone’s face looks that shows emotions and feelings :

Open to all artists. Fee is $35. for up to 3 pieces of art accepted.
Call 561-762-8162 for more info.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:
“ART of EXPRESSION”
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Acceptance Notification: July 7
Delivery date/time: July 17, 9 to 11am
Show dates: July 19th through August 6
Opening Night Reception: July 21, 6 to 9pm
Contact: Betty Wilson 561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION APPLICATION AND DISCLAIMER

Required for Participation in Exhibitions at Artisans on the Ave, Craft Gallery and Dixie Art Loft
Please sign and submit this form with your artwork

Name _________________________________ Date__________________________
Email _________________________________ Phone number _________________

Briefly Describe Your Work:

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

Submit 3 digital images representative of the work you would like to submit.
Or call 561-762-8162 Betty Wilson to show your art in person.

Image Number 1
Title___________________________________________________________

Medium_________________________________________________________

Size/Dimensions__________________________________________________

Image Number 2 Title_______________________________________________

Medium_________________________________________________________

Size/Dimensions__________________________________________________

Image Number 3
Title___________________________________________________________

Medium_________________________________________________________

Size/Dimensions__________________________________________________

• All decisions of the curator/jurors are final.
• If you are accepted, by submitting your entry you give Betty Wilson the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the art show. We may ask select artists to provide higher resolution jpegs suitable for publishing.
• 30% each piece sold goes to Artisans On The Ave Gallery. 70% to artists!
• Checks can be made payable to the Craft Gallery for $35. application fee

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2017

I, the undersigned, hereby lend the following work only for the exhibition and Sale. I hereby release the, Artisans On The Ave Gallery, the Craft Gallery, and Betty Wilson, curator and organizers from any responsibility for loss or damage while the work (s) is in possession of the Artisans on The Ave exhibit. “Art for Expressions” exhibition

Name ______________________________ Address _______________________________

Phone______________________________ Email _________________________________

Signature ________________________________________Date______________________

 

For more information about this exhibit, call for art, or becoming a member of this gallery:
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162     561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Calling All Artists – Cornell Art Museum Has Extended Deadline To Accept Applications For Art On Square

Art on the Square is a two-day Premiere Juried Outdoor Gallery presented by the Cornell Art Museum. Located on the campus of historic Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, this art experience will feature extraordinary, original works by 100 top fine art and fine craft artists from around the country. On March 18th & 19th, the grounds will be transformed into an exciting outdoor gallery, welcoming art collectors and enthusiasts to meet the artists and discover something new. Original works include paintings, ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, mixed-media, metalwork, photography, woodwork and sculptures in a variety of media. The unique “Quad Layout” of booths allow each artist to have two open tent sides thereby providing more open exposure to your artwork. ARTISTS: The Deadline is extended to December 30th!  ART PATRONS: MARK your calendars NOW!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444
OldSchoolSquare.org

561.243.7922

 

 

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

CORNELL ART MUSEUM

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

“ART ON THE SQUARE”

Deadline has been extended to December 30th!

 

 

SAVE  THE  DATES:

“Art on the Square”,

A Premiere Juried Outdoor Gallery

Presented by the Cornell Art Museum

March 18 & 19, 2017

 

 

For show details and to apply, CLICK HERE:

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5093

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cornell Museum

 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for over 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

 

For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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