Friends Of Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Call To Artists For 3rd Annual Art Show In The Gardens Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9, 2022.

The Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens opens a Call To Artists for their 3rd Annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9, 2022The show will feature 2D art, 3D art, Jewelry and Fine Crafts. Parking and Admission are Free.  Get your tickets to The “Party With The Artists” Reception on Saturday, January 8.  Enjoy a selection of hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages, friends and good music.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details in this Call to Artists and urges art lovers to mark these dates on your calendars now!

 

 

 

 

Friends   of   the   Port   St.  Lucie   Botanical   Gardens,   Inc.  

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 ART SHOW IN THE GARDENS

 

Saturday, January 8

 9 – 4

Sunday, January 9

 

9 – 3

 

 

 

 

The Art Show will highlight local, regional and renowned artists in the mediums of Original – 2D, 3D, Jewelry & Fine Crafts. The show will also include Music, Dancing, Food Trucks and more.  A variety of food, snack and beverage vendors will be on hand for your culinary pleasure as well as Art Raffles and local Non-Profit Agencies to complete the mix.

 

 

 

 

 

Our “Party With The Artists” will be back with an afternoon Reception.  An opportunity to meet and talk with the artists while enjoying a selection of hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages, friends and good music.  The Reception will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022 immediately following the show from 4pm to 7pm on the Art Events Lawn.  Tickets are available on-line to the public for $25 for 1 ticket -or- $40 for two tickets and include a 2 drink tickets per ticket.  You can get your tickets at  www.pslbg.org/artparty.

 

 

APPLY HERE FOR ART SHOW:

 

www.PSLBG.org/artapp

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

 

 

www.PSLBG.org/artapp

 

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Launches “Artscape In The City” And “Little Soho” With Indoor And Outdoor Venues. Call For Artists Includes Non-Members And New Categories Of 2D and 3D Artworks. Public invited Every 3rd Weekend To Free Event

The Delray Art League (DAL) launches “Artscape In The City” and “Little Soho”, the coolest indoor and outdoor art show in Palm Beach County, the third weekend of every month!  The Big Apple Bazaar on Atlantic Avenue has morphed into a large art mecca.  DAL welcomes new mediums of artwork, new members, and non-members to participate. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to sign up now!  Admission and parking are free for art lovers, spectators, browsers, their family and guests!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELRAY    ART    LEAGUE    LAUNCHES

 

 

“ARTSCAPE     IN      THE      CITY”

 

 

THE    COOLEST    INDOOR    AND    OUTDOOR

 

ART     SHOW

 

IN    PALM    BEACH    COUNTY

 

 

 

   3rd    WEEKEND    OF    EACH    MONTH

 

 

  • Clay ( ceramics)

  • Crafts (Handmade items, quilts, etc. as applied)

  • Drawing

  • Fashion ( original art on fabric, leather, etc.)

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media

  • Multi Media ( video, MPEG3, MPEG4)

  • Photography ( digital print, canvas)

  • Sculpture (stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • 2 Dimensional Art (acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage)

 

 

“Artscape in the City” runs rain or shine,  October to May ’22 starting OCTOBER 16th and 17th 

 

 

 

The shows are open to both members and non-members and offer artists significant benefits: lower application and booth fees, great exposure at a highly visible location right on Atlantic Avenue with plenty of free parking and food trucks. Artists’ 10 x 10 booth space is available for indoor and outdoor shows. 

 

GET   MORE   INFO   HERE

 

 

 

 

 

The Delray Art League is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization with over 50 years of community involvement in Palm Beach County. This year a new schedule of exciting art shows at the Big Apple will benefit and support our non-profit partners, Twin Palms for the Disabled, Palm Beach Habilitation Center and Fuller Center. 

 

 

 

 

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar, a landmark for thirty years, has designed “Little Soho” Art Colony with a New York City flair, is now renting beautifully designed 10 x 10 units for both studio and gallery retail space. 

 

 

 

 

 

“LITTLE  SOHO”  DETAILS  CLICK  HERE

 

 

 

Spread the word! 

Come and enjoy the events and participate in the spirit of doing good in our community!

 

 

 

 

About Delray Art League:

The Delray Art League was established as a non-profit 501 3C in 1965.Over the past 12 years, the league has donated 10% of its profits — equaling over 150, 000 — to help fund art programs in Palm Beach County. These include organizations for children and adults with disabilities. This year, through the Lori Lee Doty Art Education Fund, the league will add art-related initiatives for survivors of breast cancer and their families.

General meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from October through April from 6:45 –  8:00 pm.  Please check for location .

 

For more information:

Ron Rizzi, President    DelrayArtLeague@att.net

Our Website:      https://delrayartleague.com/

 

 

 

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Business For The Arts Of Broward (BFA) Announces Open Call To Artists For Art & Stroll Event Wednesday, November 17. Deadline To Apply Is Sept. 17. No Fee. Open To Artists Beyond Broward County

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is seeking entries from established and emerging artists for its 3rd Annual ART + STROLL event. Presented by BBX Capital, the event takes place on Wednesday, November 17 in downtown Fort Lauderdale in the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd. This Call includes a chance to have your artwork chosen for the event poster and a prize of $1,000.  Art Patrons who participate include key business community members.  The call is open to non-Broward County residents. Deadline to apply: Friday, September 17.  The Rickie Report shares the details here with sneak peeks from previous events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business   for   the   Arts   of   Broward

 

 

 

Announces

 

 

 

 

Open Call to Artists

 

 

 

 3rd   Annual   Art   +   Stroll   Event

Wednesday, November 17

 

 

5   to   8   pm

 

 

 

Location:

 

 

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

 

In the lobbies of buildings 401, 301 and 201 E. Las Olas Blvd.

 

 

 

 

 

“My Fair Lady” by Diane Lubinski

 

 

 

 

BFA will accept 2D work, no larger than 30” wide by 60” high, and 3D art such as sculpture, ceramics, fashion, or any other free-standing artwork. Accepted artists are responsible for providing pedestal to display and will have to set up/deliver their art themselves.

 

 

There is no fee to enter. Works selected are based on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and artistic distinction. All work(s) must be submitted as a 300 dpi jpeg(s) via online submission at bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-artist-entry-form.

 

 

“19003” by Christian Feneck

 

 

 

Artists may submit up to two different works for consideration that they have personally created. Each digital jpeg file of the submitted work must be included in the ART + STROLL artist’s online entry form. Artwork in jpeg format should be saved with the artist’s name and title. 

 

 

The deadline to submit is Friday, September 17 by midnight via online form submission. Accepted artists will be notified in early October and will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the event.

 

 

Accepted works may be used for marketing purposes and one artwork will be chosen from the entries for the ART + STROLL poster to be sold at the event. The chosen artist will receive a $1,000 cash prize for the use of their artwork in the poster.

 

 

 

 

 

“Teatime” by Susan Hanssen

Artists will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their work to event attendees from the business community and several key sponsors. Artists will be responsible for delivery of work to buyer, if sold.

 

 

BFA will keep 25% commission of any sold artwork.

 

 

For additional information, visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll/art-stroll-call-to-artists-2-2/ or bfabroward.org/programs/art-stroll and click on “call to artists.”

All artists must fill in the entry form to be considered.

 

 

 

About Business for the Arts of Broward:

Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s art and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development. To learn more visit www.Facebook.com/BFABroward or www.bfabroward.org.

 

 

 

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ENDANGERED Art4Apes Is Calling Young Artists To Submit FREE Entries For Annual Exhibition. Deadline To Enter Is September 23, 2021.

ENDANGERED Art4Apes is CALLING YOUNG ARTISTS whose birthdays are on or after October 1, 2002.  Submit a photo of your creations, including fine art, sculpture, photography, or wearable art to enter this virtual, international competition at NO CHARGE!  All entries are eligible for cash prizes and more! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of some current entries.  NOTE:  The $5. fee to enter has been waived for the first 200 entries! Thank you to the generous sponsor. Working together, we can make a difference in our world! DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submit a photo of your work:

 

 

Fine Art, Sculpture, Photography, Wearable Art

Entries will be judged by a panel of 3 experts.

 

E  N  T  E  R          C  O  N  T  E  S  T

 

We accept individual or class/group entries.

 

Educators, please contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com for special rates for a whole class to enter.

 

 

 

 

“Pandas”  Watercolor by Zichen Hong ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

The first 200 entries have been sponsored so it is FREE to enter!

 

 

But    e n t e r    s o o n!

 

 

After the first 200 entries, there is a $5 donation required.

 

 

 

 

“Black Rhinoceros”  Charcoal by Allison Gimbal ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Prizes:

Juried Contest:

 

First Prize $250

Second Prize $150

Third Prize $100

Other Awards:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

“Elephant collage” by Sophia Naziazeni ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

H E L P     T H E     A P E S!

 

 

 

Proceeds, including entry fees, go to the Center for Great Apes, a Florida-based, award-winning, non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com.  

 

 

Contest rules can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

“Sea Turtle”  Drawing by Elise Dexters ©2021 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

Click   to   Enter   Contest 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest benefits CGA.  Entry fees go directly to CGA

https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

Click    to    Enter    Contest 

 

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

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“Squares On The Square” Fundraiser At Cornell Art Museum Adds A Twist, Adding New Sizes And An “Early Access” Pass To Art Lovers To Get Their First Picks. Deadline For Artwork Is July 8.

The Cornell Art Museum announces a Call for Art for its annual fundraiser, with a little twist! The SQUARES ON THE SQUARE exhibition and sale will feature artwork in a range of sizes: 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 10 x 10 and 12 x 12 inches.  Participating artists will donate original works of art, to be featured in an exhibition at the Cornell Art Museum opening during the Delray Beach First Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 6, 2021. The artworks will be sold at the SQUARES ON THE SQUARE cocktail reception on August 25, 2021. Art lovers can purchase an “Early Access” pass for $35.00 (on sale from August 6 through 25) that will allow the pass holder to purchase works prior to non-pass holders up to 30 minutes before the sale begins at the event on August 25. Early Access passes can be purchased in person or online. All SQUARES will remain hanging in the museum for the entirety of the exhibition (August 6 –25.) All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square!  The Rickie Report shares this CALL TO ARTISTS and reminds art lovers to mark their calendars for the BIG EVENT on the SQAURE! Deadline to enter is July 8!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

www.oldschoolsquare.org

 

 

C A L L        F O R        A R T I S T S

 

DEADLINE:   JULY 8, 2021

 

 

 

EXHIBIT     OPENS:

 

 

AUGUST 6, 2021

 

Early Access passes go on sale & buyers may begin purchasing works*

 

 

 

GET    YOUR    EARLY    ACCESS    PASS   –   HAVE    1ST    PICK   OF    ARTWORKS!

*Please note: Early Access passholders will be given first view at the August 25th event, and a chance to purchase artwork up to 30 minutes prior to the sale.

 

Exhibit  is  available  August  6 – 25,  2021

REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE

 

 

 

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork must be sized at either 6×6, 8×8, 10×10, or12x12 inches. Please do not exceed dimensions.

  • Three-dimensional work should not exceed 6x6x6, 8x8x8, 10x10x10, & 12x12x12 inches.

  • Artwork must be flat-backed and ready to hang.

  • Framed works are accepted; framing is not required.

  • Each artist & one guest will receive complimentary admission to the August 25 event.

  • All mediums accepted. Please no unfixed charcoal/pastels or wet paint.

  • Artwork that does not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

 

 

TIMELINE:

JULY 8, 2021: All artwork must be received by 4:00PM

AUGUST 6, 2021: Art Walk exhibition featuring the SQUARES artwork opens.
Early Access passes go on sale & buyers may begin purchasing works*

AUGUST 6 – 25, 2021: Artwork on view at the Cornell Art Museum
Artwork available for purchase by Early Access passholders

AUGUST 25, 2021: SQUARES ON THE SQUARE reception and sale from 6:00–9:00PM All purchased artwork is taken home by collectors

*Please note: Early Access passholders will be given first view at the August 25th event, and a chance to purchase artwork up to 30 minutes prior to the sale.

SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK:

BY MAIL:

Cornell Art Museum
ATTN: SQUARES ON THE SQUARE 51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33444

IN PERSON:

Cornell Art Museum, at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and N. Swinton Ave in Downtown Delray Beach (buiding faces Atlantic Ave.) THURSDAY — SUNDAY 12:00 to 5:00PM

 

 

 

 

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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Call For Artwork: Helping People Succeed’s Annual Art For Living Calendar Of Original Art

Helping People Succeed shares a Call to Artists for the 2022 Art For Living Calendar. HPS helps improve the community’s viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school, and adults to find and maintain employment.  The Call is open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties and 13 artworks will be chosen. You will have opportunities to sell your original artwork and meet art patrons. Subject matter should be tropical and/or local scenery (Examples: fish, birds, trees, beaches). Local scenes may include Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie or Loxahatchee Rivers, covered bridge roads, the savannas and views of nature or historical sites. Deadline is June 28, 2021. You can still view and purchase artworks from the 2021 Calendar. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply!

 

 

 

 

 

Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place    Jensen Beach, FL 34957

hpsfl.org  772.320.0778

 

Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.

 

 

 

 

 

All artwork is for sale!

 

VIEW   THE   CURRENT   EXHIBIT   HERE

 

 

 

INFORMATION   FOR   2022   SUBMISSIONS:

Your own digital photo in high resolution may be submitted via email to gparris@hpsfl.org. If you need Helping People Succeed to take a photo of your artwork you can contact Glenna Parris to coordinate arrangements to bring the original piece of art to our office.

If emailing your submission, please include the completed artist application (attached). The application fee is $25.o0 per submission and may be mailed to our office:

Helping People Succeed 1601 NE Braille Place Jensen Beach, FL 34957

The $25.00 application fee may also be paid online at www.hpsfl.org.

Please note that the emailed submissions will be considered once the application and fee have been received.

 

The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm on Monday, June 28, 2021.

 

 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.
  • Only the artist who created the original work may apply.
  • Please submit in a jpeg format. No frame or glass should be included.
  • Horizontal artwork format only. The actual calendar measures 12.5” h x 15.5” w” (Paintingsmay be in proportion at 12” x 16”, 18” x 24”, etc.)
  • Framed artwork no larger than 48” wide.
  • Final selections are based on quality, format, suitability for reproduction and subject matter.
  • Subject matter should be tropical and/or local scenery (Examples: fish, birds, trees, beaches).Local scenes may include Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie or Loxahatchee Rivers, coveredbridge roads, the Savannas and views of nature or historical sites.
  • Applicants to submit a 300-word biography by email with the jpeg artwork.
  • Artists must be more than 18 years old to submit an entry for the 2022 Art for LivingCalendar.
  • A Selection Committee will review the artwork and notify all artists once the selection processis complete.

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS SELECTED FOR THE 2022 CALENDAR:

 

 

When notified, please bring your original artwork to our office in Jensen Beach to be scanned.

Artwork may be framed or unframed. If framed please note that the actual painting showing is what will be scanned for the calendar.

You may have your own artwork professionally scanned and sent, via email, to Glenna at gparris@hpsfl.org.

 

  1. Original artwork for the calendar to be available for sale by Helping People Succeed from the time of acceptance through December 31, 2021. 35% of the sales will be a contribution to Helping People Succeed. ARTISTS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
  2. Artists are invited to submit up to 10 pieces of artwork (in addition to the calendar art) for our Art for Living Gallery. Your artwork will be displayed in the gallery from November, 2021 through October, 2022. Visit our website to view the current artwork displayed in our gallery. www.hpsfl.org. 35% of the sales of each painting will be a contribution to Helping People Succeed.
  3. Once the calendars arrive, each artist will sign their page on approximately 150 calendars. This will be a coordinated effort with the staff at Helping People Succeed.
  4. Our Pinot & Picasso event will be held on November 20, 2021 at the Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City. This will be a formal reception and dinner and the calendar artists will be available that evening to autograph calendars and are invited to display a limited number of art pieces for sale.
  5. There may be additional event activity that will require the 2022 Art for Living Calendar Artists to be present. Notice will be given once those activities are known and/or established.
  6. Please note that Helping People Succeed will handle all sales and cover all costs of sales, including credit card fees, etc.

 

 

 

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

 

_____ Completed application
_____ Check for $25.00 made payable to Helping People Succeed Foundation

_____ Original artwork jpeg for review by judges
_____ 300 word bio in the body of the email or attached as a Word document

 

2022 ART FOR LIVING CALENDAR ARTIST APPLICATION SUBMISSION FORM:

 

 

 To be submitted by Monday, June 28, 2021

 

Name: ________________________________________________________________

 

Address: __________________________________ City: ___________ Zip: __________

 

Phone: ___________________ Email: _______________________________________

 

Title of Artwork: _________________________________________________________

 

Medium: _________________________ Retail Price: ___________________________

 

Size of Image: ______h X ______w

 

Size of Frame: ______h X _____w

 

 

 

I have read, understand, and agree with all of the rules for consideration for the 2022 Art for Living Calendar. Please accept my application for consideration and my non-refundable Entry Fee of $25.00 (per entry). The payment may be provided by check, credit card or online at www.hpsfl.org. I am also including a bio and digital art file as per the guidelines provided.

 

 

Signature of artist: _______________________________________________________

 

Print your name: ________________________________________________________

 

Date: ____________________ Check #__________________

Credit Card Info (VISA, MasterCard, American Express):

#: ________________________________ Expiration Date: ____________________

Security Number (3 numbers) on the back of the card: _______________________________

 

Signature: _____________________________________________________________

Mail to:

Helping People Succeed 1601 NE Braille Place Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Submit calendar submissions to Glenna Parris

gparris@hpsfl.org

Our Mission: Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.

 

 

Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place    Jensen Beach, FL 34957

 gparris@hpsfl.org

Contact Glenna at 772.320.0778

 

 

 

 

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3rd Annual Port St. Lucie Spring Art & Craft Expo Opens Call To Artists, Crafters, Vendors. No Fee To Apply

The Port St. Lucie Spring Art & Craft Expo has opened a Call for Artists, Crafters, and Vendors for the Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 event at the MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center ( formerly the Port St. Lucie Civic Center).  The two-day event offers free parking and admission for a family friendly crowd.  The Rickie Report shares the information in this article.  Don’t wait to apply!  Spaces are filling up for fine art, handcrafts, and jewelry! Remember, this is just before Mother’s Day! There is NO application fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a beautiful and high visibility setting just off U.S. HWY 1. The event is situated on white asphalt with easy load in and load out for most of the venue, and plenty of free public & exhibitor parking in the parking garage and on street parking just steps away! It also features a generally well-off financially demographic of people just before Mother’s Day weekend!

 

 

 This is a daytime event. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Set up will begin Friday 11 am to 6 pm and again Saturday morning 7 am to 10 am. There will be over-night hired, insured, armed security Friday and Saturday nights. 

A Celebration of Life,

Arts & Crafts

and

the Human Spirit

Florida Art & Craft Festivals

 

 

 

 

APPLY  NOW:

www.artandcraftexpo.com

Call for more details:

 

772.492.6105

​Professional ​Event Production ​Companies​

 

 

 

 

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ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Supports Artists And Photographers Who Use Their Talent And Creativity To Help Wildlife And The Environment.  Applications Are Now Open For International Call To Artists

The International ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2021 is now open for entries. Focusing 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 shares some sneak peeks from previous artists and details of how to apply for the 2021 Exhibit!

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL    ARTIST   in   RESIDENCE    Program   2021

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes wants to encourage and support those artists and photographers who are committed to using their talent and creativity to help wildlife and the environment.  

 

 

 

“The Last Leaf”,  Photograph by Renee Rivard, VAiR candidate 2020   ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

We are looking for artists and photographers with a body of high caliber work focused on endangered or threatened species or habitats.  

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Migration”  Oil Painting by Shay Davis, ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 entry©2021 All Rights Reserved  

 

 

 

 

Each month, from March to October, one artist and one photographer will be selected as Virtual Artists in Residence and will be given a month of promotion to help get their work in front of as many people as we can.  

 

 

 

 

 

“In Her Eyes”  Photograph by Katie Murray,  VAiR for August 2020 ©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

We   offer   the   VAiRs:

 

 

  • A 2 artist online show (one artist, one photographer) in our ENDANGERED Online! Gallery for one month.  It will feature up to 9 pieces of your work with brief descriptions.

  • A dedicated page on the Art4Apes website, featuring a personal message about your art and commitment to wildlife and the environment.  You may also include a short bio and artist statement.  We can show up to 10 images of your work.  

  • Weekly social media posts featuring your images on Facebook and Instagram for one month

  • An online YouTube interview discussing your art/images will be posted to the Art4Apes YouTube channel

  • We will design a custom e-flyer for you to send to clients and contacts

  • You will be featured in our monthly email newsletter.  

 

 

 

 

 

“Cuddle Scene 1”  Oil painting by Sai Lev, Fine Art VAiR March 2021©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

Eligibility – Submit 3 or more entries:

 

 

 

 

Each month the curatorial committee of Art4Apes will select one artist and one photographer from the pool who have submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. The committee will be looking for quality of work and the best interpretation of the theme of the contest. 

 

 

 

 

 

“Whiteout”  Photograph by Phoenix, Photography VAiR March 2021©2021 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

All entries will be eligible for the contest prizes and places in the annual online exhibition in November and December.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

City of Palm Beach Gardens Calls For Artists For City Venues

The City of Palm Beach Gardens gives working artists an opportunity to showcase their artwork and share it with those that typically do not visit art galleries through the GardensArt program. The city is offering SOLO art exhibitions in four varied venues: Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby, Burns Road Community Center, Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse, and the brand-new Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists that there is NO residency requirement.

 

 

City   of   Palm   Beach   Gardens

Announces

Ongoing   Call   to   Artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GardensArt program exists to bring artwork into public facilities within the City of Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

The award-winning program celebrates 30 years and can boast that the exhibition experience has been very positive for over 500 artists that have participated since 1989.

 

 

The program is all about exposure and having artwork displayed in the community.

 

 

The City of Palm Beach Gardens supports the exhibition with social media, a press release, and publicity on our website at pbgrec.com.

 

 

Each venue requires certain sizes and styles. All artwork must be professionally wired, or gallery wrapped. The City will collect 15% of any sales made in connection with the show. A loan agreement will be sent upon approval of your work. Each art portfolio of images and resume will be reviewed by our committee.

 

 

 

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby

10500 North Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach Gardens Tennis & Pickleball Center

5110 117th Ct. N.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

 

 

 

Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse

9500 Sandhill Crane Dr.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33412

 

 

 

 

Burns Road Community Center

4404 Burns Road

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

For more details:

 

Call Amy Stepper at 561.630.1116

or

Email: astepper@pbgfl.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