Lake Worth Art League Offers Open Call To All Artists For New Exhibit. Deadline Is May 16

The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) is excited to offer all artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork for the final exhibit of the season.  Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique will open “Art Insight” on Sunday, May 23 to the public at a Free Reception.  Mark your calendars for Take In Day on Sunday, May 16.  All 2D work and 3D work is eligible, but no jewelry for this showThe Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to apply and celebrate 80 years of this cultural treasure!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAKE  WORTH  ART  LEAGUE

 CALLS   ALL  ARTISTS

 TO  EXHIBIT  IN

“ART  INSIGHT”  SHOW

 

 

 

 

The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) is proud to offer an opportunity to all artists!  You are invited to show, sell, and compete for awards in the final show of the season, “Art Insight”.  The exhibit will be held at the Artist’s Eye Gallery and Boutique in downtown Lake Worth Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

THE    PUBLIC    IS    INVITED:

OPENING     RECEPTION:

SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2021

1 – 3   PM

 

Light refreshments at the Opening Reception

 

 

Exhibit is available May 18 thru June 26, 2021

 

 

 

OPEN SHOW DETAILS:

The Lake Worth Art League offers cash prizes and ribbons for First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention award winners, and a Ribbon Recognition award.

Non-member entry fees are $35. for first entry, $25. for the second and $20. each for third, fourth and fifth pieces.

Bring your art to the gallery on Sunday, May 16th from Noon to 4 pm.

You will fill out your entry form at the gallery.

All 2-D art must be wired for hanging, no sawtooth hangers.

The only unframed works accepted are those that are finished/painted on all sides, such as gallery wrapped canvas.

All water soluble art and photographs must be framed and have glazing.

All 2D art must have a label affixed to the back in the upper right hand corner.

The label must contain the following information: name of the artist, title of art, medium, size, price and phone number.

Very large works may not be able to be accommodated. 

3D work will be accepted for counter display, and must be tag labeled or labeled under the base.

We regret we can not accept jewelry. 

We do not accept artwork that is political, religious, social justice themed, or art that contains profanity.

Nudes in good taste may be accepted at the discretion of the Board.

The Board of Directors has the right to reject any artwork it deems inappropriate.

The gallery retains 20% of all sales, and collects sales tax.

Cash or check only accepted for entry fees. Artwork must remain for the duration of the show. 

 

ABOUT USOur gallery is operated by the members of the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The league is comprised of very talented artists from emerging to professional, working in all disciplines. More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show. First, become a member for just $75. per year. You then have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each of our 8 judged “season” shows and our remaining off season shows. Each season show is judged by a qualified judge that is not affiliated with the League. Member artists may also place small original items, jewelry, greeting cards, and prints/giclees in our boutique for sale. Please see our website www.lwartleague.org. for more information, or visit us during regular business hours.

 

 

 

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Gallery 526 In Northwood Village Opens Call To Artists For “Color Field” Exhibit

Barbara Ziev‘s Gallery 526 is a dream come true not only for her, but also for the arts community, as the energy and vibe of Northwood Village shares inspiration and contagious cultural joy!  Gallery 526 represents emerging and established artists from local, national, and international locales.  The Rickie Report shares the Call To Artists for the next exhibit, “Color Field”.  Art media can include, acrylic, oil, oil pastel, mixed media, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, collage, cold wax, encaustic or creative fine art photography.  Deadline to apply is March 25, 2021.

 

 

 

 

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

 

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm

Or by appointment as requested.

 

 

 

APPLY  NOW :  

“COLOR FIELD” Exhibit

 

 

 

DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2021

 

DELIVERY BY : MARCH 29, 2021

 

 

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

 

 

APPLICATION:

 

Email: barbara@gallery526.com :

Artist Name

Address

Phone

Email  up to three (3) entries:  Jpeg image with Artist Name, Title of art, medium, size and desired retail price.

 

DETAILS:

 

  • This will be a visual art exhibit of large canvas or substrates, 36” to 60” or any combination thereof.
  • Small works will not be considered.
  • The medium can include, acrylic, oil, oil pastel, mixed media, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, collage, cold wax, encaustic or creative fine art photography.
  • All work will be selected by a small team of qualified jurors.
  • Entry fee: Art must be available for sale 50% commission to the gallery when sold. Price of work will be mutually agreed upon in advance of show.

 

 

Color field painting is a style of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s. Color field is characterized primarily by large fields of flat, solid color spread across or stained into the canvas creating areas of unbroken surface and a flat picture plane. The movement places less emphasis on gesture, brushstrokes and action in favor of an overall consistency of form and process. Color field examples include using formats of stripes, targets, simple geometric patterns and references to landscape imagery and to nature.

 

 

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

Contact Barbara Ziev

526 Northwood Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Phone/Text: 610-428-3943

Email: barbara@gallery526.com 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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:

Click for VIDEO

 

 

 

“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

 

 

 

 

 

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View Current ENDANGERED Fine Art and Photography Exhibit Through December 31, Meet Artist-In-Resident Geraldine Simmons, Applications For 2021 Exhibit Are Now Open

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest encourages artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. View the current exhibit in the virtual gallery through December 31,2020. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020. The Rickie Report introduces Geraldine Simmons, our Virtual Artist-In-Residence and more details of how to apply for the 2021 Exhibit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contest Winners now posted https://www.art4apes.com/blog

ENDANGERED ONLINE

Exhibit Is Open until 31 December, 2020

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

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST in RESIDENCE

November 2020

 

 

Geraldine Simmons AFC

 

Animal portrait artist, traveler and conservation supporter

Signature member of Artists for Conservationand International Society of Scratchboard Artists

Based in Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

“What’s My Future?” Colored Pencil © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

“I would love it if “endangered species” became a term that we didn’t hear anymore.

 

Something needs to change. Change is possible.

Change is scary and right now we really don’t have a choice… ”

Geraldine discusses her art and inspiration below. To see more of her wonderful work visit www.geraldineswildlifeart.com

 

 

 

 

Geraldine Simmons Photograph © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“During my travels in the deep jungles of Borneo, the eyes of the orangutans struck me.”

 

 

This was the catalyst for my mission to raise funds and awareness for endangered wildlife. At the time, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the rehabilitation centre for orangutans.

 

 

 

 

“Hanging On For Dear Life” Pastels © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

I remember how heavy and steamy the air was as I walked towards one of the enclosures. The heaviness eased as my eyes met the most loving, big brown eyes I had ever seen. These eyes captivated me. The love shining from her eyes was the key to unlocking the personality and sentience that I burn to express through each of my works.

 

 

 

 

 

“Not Many Of Us” Pastels. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“When I draw, the eyes are what I notice first.

They mesmerise me.”

 

 

Once I have drawn the eyes, the rest of my work follows. I aspire to show not just an “animal” but a living, breathing being who shows intelligence and has feelings – who belongs to a family and plays an essential role within our ecology that balances our intricate web of life.

Before I start, I take time to connect with the animals and imagine being in their world – to listen to them so I can tell their story. I take all the time and care I need to perfect each mark I make. This is my way of honouring their story and respecting them at the deepest level of my being. It’s a slow and deliberate process that unfolds one stroke at a time.

 

“We are living at a tipping point for nature at this stage in our history and as a matter of urgency I feel we need to heal our broken relationship with it and treat ourselves and all living things as one big family.”

 

 

 

 

“Hold On Tight” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

I realised that when an animal looks at you or you witness them looking at each other, you can see there’s no judgement, opinions or need to compare or compete. They show us how to just “be” and that is one of the main reasons why I focus on primates as my main subjects. They teach us how to connect with our hearts. Respect, trust and connection are instinctive to them. These are the very qualities that mankind needs to embrace and stop exploiting if we are to protect and conserve the bio-diversity that sustains us all.

 

 

I feel so blessed to express myself through my wildlife portraits; to reach others through the beauty and innocence that shine from an animal’s eyes. No matter which species I draw it feels only natural to me to portray sensitivity as a common denominator; something that animals don’t hide and inspires us to re-connect.

 

 

 

 

“The Face Washer” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

When people view my work I hope they are drawn in by some quality that they admire and can connect with. For thousands of years mankind has turned to animals for inspiration, to give us strength and hope, and to lift us up. In what appears to be such a chaotic, competitive and aggressive world I hope my work some how softens that blow.

 

 

 

 

“Bear Hug” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“Conservation is so important to me because the thought and very real possibility of living on a planet that is unsustainable and devoid of the life force that nature gives us is simply not an option.”

 

 

 

Life on our planet is dependent on us respecting the perfect balance of our ecosystems that includes all of our beautiful wildlife and every single living thing; no matter how large or small, that is sustaining our web of life. We must leave them alone and give them the space they need to do their job of keeping themselves, and in the end – us alive.”

 

 

 

 

“On For The Ride” Pastels. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Why Geraldine Entered the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

 

 

When I open an email and learn about elephant populations plummeting even further as a result of the illegal ivory trade, rampant deforestation, wildfires, the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent pangolins to make shoes, handbags or served as a delicacy, sharks losing their lives only for their fins to made into shark fin soup, or a defenceless baby chimp or orangutan ripped away from its mother to be sold as a pet – initially I feel so shocked I shut down and even feel nauseous.

 

 

 

 

“Ninety-five Percent” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

I feel like these situations have gone so far that it’s out of my depth to do anything. I take some deep breaths and realise maybe, just maybe, there is hope to turn things around. This is where exceptional organisations like the Centre for Great Apes make such a difference through the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest whose mission is to raise funds and awareness about the plight of endangered species. That’s why I support them. Knowing that all funds raised are giving rescued chimps and orangutans a peaceful and safe environment in which to live and be themselves inspires me to enter.

 

How Can Artists Help?

 

As visual artists we have a powerful platform to move and educate others on the plight of animals that are on the brink of extinction. During these times of uncertainty and change I believe we have an opportunity to raise more awareness and encourage the conversations that will inspire people into taking action to preserve these beautiful, magnificent animals and their habitats. These animals need a voice and we can be their voice.

 

 

“I know it can seem overwhelming knowing about or even witnessing the rampant environmental destruction and massive loss of species but we are needed now more than ever to reach as many people as possible!”

 

 

 

 

“Pensive” Scratchboard. © 2020 Geraldine Simmons. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

See more of Geraldine’s work at:www.geraldineswildlifeart.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Call for Artists: Karibu, A Celebration Of Black Artists In Palm Beach County Curated By ATB Fine Art Group

 

 

 

Call to Artists

 

 

Karibu:

A Celebration of Black Artists in Palm Beach County

 

Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

At:

 

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County  

601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

Curators:

ATB Fine Art Group Inc. 

 

 

Deadline for Applications:  November 15, 2020  11:59 pm

 

Commission:  75% to artist, 25% to Cultural Council 

 

Exhibition Takes Place:   January 14, 2021– March 13, 2021

 

Accepted Artists Announcement: November 22, 2020

 

 

Eligibility: 

  • No fee to enter
  • Reside in Palm Beach County
  • Must be a living artist 
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Open to Black professional visual artists 
  • Painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, fashion design, installation will be accepted
  • All artists must submit three images for review. (JPEG, TIFF, or PDF). Images cannot be smaller than 150 – 300 dpi or maximum of 1 – 3 MB. Artist must provide an artist statement, a bio and a description of the art with the title, medium, dimensions, and year (word doc or PDF format). Please send all contents via:  www.dropbox.com to collaboration@atbfinearts.com  ONLY. Any work not submitted in this format will be disqualified. Please create a folder with the artist first and last name on dropbox.com, and then download the three images and information in the designated folder. Any work not submitted in this format will be disqualified

 

 

Ineligibility:

  • Nudity
  • Art work exhibited previously in an ATB productions (CONTINUUM or Collaboration) or any Council Exhibitions
  • Representation of a deceased artists or estates of a deceased artist.
  • Submissions of art to the call in any other format except dropbox.com 

Aim:  Is to introduce the Palm Beach County community the artistic vision from artists of African descent.  This exhibition is to culturally build bridges between the communities.  We are looking for artists to express their true talent in their chosen discipline. ATB Fine Art Group Inc. (ATB) in partnership with the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County (the Council) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual art created by black artists from Palm Beach County entitled Karibu.  The title Karibu, in Swahili, means, “Welcome, Come in” and is a celebratory concept of the black culture of welcoming all to embrace the journey and learn through the eyes and the words of the artists.

Set up: January 12, 2021 Time TBA

Opening: January 14, 2021 6pm-9pm Regular, Limited Attendance or Live streaming on social media 

Deinstallation March 15 and March 17, 2021 Time TBA

If the artist’s work is accepted into the show, please note the following: 

•The artist will be emailed a copy of the contract. It must be reviewed, filled out and signed with the consignment information. 

•If the submitted artwork becomes unavailable, the artist must contact the curators immediately.  A replacement similar to the style can be reviewed. The curators have the right to accept or reject the new work. 

•The artist agrees to provide quality and tasteful work that best represents the format of the venue.  

•All art must be ready to hang or install. The curators and coordinator can reject any work if not presentation ready. (Must be framed or have hanging devices, be gallery wrapped and edges treated and painted. No cracks, sloppy edges, or incomplete work will be accepted. If hung raw, instructions must be provided as to how the work must be installed.)

• Artwork must be labeled on the back with Artist’s Name, Title of artwork, medium, dimensions and price. 

•Either the artist or a representative must deliver work on the designated date of delivery.  

•If you ship or arrange delivery of the work to the venue, it is the artist’s responsibility to package the art work properly and provide all the signed paperwork including shipping documents to have art work reshipped at the cost of the artist if the art does not sell.  

 

 

For more information:   palmbeachculture.com

 

About ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.

Created in 1992, ATB Fine Art Group Inc. is an established art-based consulting firm that creates, sells, promotes and educates art of different disciplines nationally. This includes visual, performing and literary arts. They have created art events and exhibitions throughout South Florida and NYC since 2004.

Please visit http://www.atbfineartists.com/, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or or contact us at 561-714-6674.

 

 

 

 

 

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ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Call For Entries Continues As We Celebrate Bud Root-Michels, Virtual Artist In Residence For July

ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest encourages those artists and photographers who are committed to and focused on using their talent to support wildlife and the environment. Artists and Photographers ages 9 and up are encouraged to apply to this exhibition. The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist or photographer who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020. The Rickie Report introduces Bud Root-Michelsthe July, 2020 Virtual Artist-In-Residence and more details of how to apply. Artists are urged to apply before the September 30, 2020 deadline to be part of this exhibition!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED   Fine Art & Photography   Contest

VIRTUAL   ARTIST   In   RESIDENCE  

 July, 2020

We are delighted to introduce you to

 BUD   ROOT-MICHELS

 

Multitalented artist, traveler, conservationist and dreamer

“I touched the face of Mother Nature while keeping my hand intact.”

 

 

“I Will Always Have Your Back”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, Acrylic, Sculpted Bas-Relief background and 23K Gold Leaf.  

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

We present here a taster of Bud’s work. To see more visit  https://budrootmichels.com

 

 

 

 

“I believe that the natural landscape is the fingerprint of God”

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Bud Root-Michels – In His Own Words

 

Since my youth in Michigan and Colorado and subsequent travels, I have filled my senses with the rawness, beauty and power of our natural world. I was always outdoors near water and in woods. My first eleven years in Alaska, I lived in the wilderness where I raised my children. I touched the face of Mother Nature while keeping my hand intact. I learned to abide by nature’s rules or suffer the consequences. 

 

 

 

“Scratching Post”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

My fascination, respect and understanding of wild animal and bird behavior deepened. I observed how each species acts within its family group, and has predictable behavior with other species because they, too, abide by nature’s rules.

 

 

 

“A Key Moment”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

I am deeply saddened so many magnificent species are endangered and die prematurely on our watch. This moved me to paint rare blue herons, egrets, tigers, jaguars, leopards, and eagles, followed by a series of polar bears, snow leopards, cheetahs, and hummingbirds with their protective goddesses.

 

 

“River Crossing”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, Acrylic, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

As a lifelong artist my work evolves and yet contains elements I discovered 40 years ago. I used to be rigorous about working with one medium at a time; be it gouache, acrylic, oil, ink, scratchboard, watercolor or colored pencils. Currently I explore mixed mediums pushing each to and occasionally over the limit.   Removing this restriction gifts me with new knowledge, deep creative joy, freedom and ease.

 

 

 

“Nectar of Gold”  Acrylic, Sumi Ink, Sculpted Bas-Relief

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

In Japan I was exposed to Sumi Calligraphy and the subtle colors used by Japanese artists.  I was intrigued then and now by the harmony of their minimalism.  In Italy and France I saw the reflective beauty of gold leaf in early icons and medieval paintings and the charcoal and terracotta under painting of the Renaissance painters.

 

In my latest Southwest Series I use graphite, or Sumi ink and charcoal, and 23K gold leaf on a sculpted background to celebrate the energetic habits of wild mustangs, elks, swans, Arabian horses, bobcats, coyote, deer, egrets, red tailed hawks, owls, quail, ravens, raccoons and wolves. ​

 

 

“Water’s Edge”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink, Acrylic, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Bud’s Inspiration

 

Animals and conservation are important to me for several reasons, I have lived in Alaska, in the past, for over 22 years. Eleven of those years, I lived in the wilderness. I got to observe wild animals in their natural habitat. I got to see the changes of seasons happen before my eyes; Long summers with 24 hours of sunshine. Being “dog tired” at 4am because I forgot to go to bed.  Short crisp Fall days happened with a rapidly decreasing sun each successive day. Rain and snow flurries putting a real urgency in having everything necessary done before you were wintered in.  If you were not prepared for winter, you would not be allowed to see another spring (Mother Nature’s Rule). 

Winter was a quiet time except for the sound of some trees “cracking” when their sap froze.

 

 

 

“Discovery”  Graphite, Sumi Ink and 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

A mournful howl of a hungry wolf. Coyotes verbally keeping in touch with their hunting parties. Howling winds and blizzards.  Everything was bathed in indigo blue.

I got to live as a free human animal. I got to build a shelter, store food, raise offspring, defend my turf.  It was good to be at the top of earth’s food chain.

All living creatures require our respect, for their being here, and having their place here, and it is our responsibility “as top dog Humans” to care for and to be an advocate at all times for them.  

 

 

 

“Red Tailed Hawk”   Charcoal, Graphite, 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Why Enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest?

 

 

In 2016 I was included in Art4Apes group show that was held in Miami FL.  My wife and I spent a very lovely Basel week at the daily Gallery functions that were provided for the artists’ continuing education on doing the business side of their art. 

The inclusion of my oil painting “Great Egret” was a real honor for me.  Because of being included in ENDANGERED Art4Apes show, my fine art career has flourished more and more each year since then.  I now have three quality art galleries representing my work. In the past two years they have sold 23 paintings between them. 

 

 

 

“Bosque Great Egret”  Oil on canvas.  

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

This year I have entered the 2020 art4apes contest. I hope to be able to give back now. 

If you are serious about being a professional artist I recommend that you enter this contest.

Having been chosen to exhibit in 2016, finally gave gallery owners validity in my work because

“I was invited to show at Basel Week”.

 

 

 

“I Saw You First”  Charcoal, Sumi Ink with 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

How Can Artists Help?

 

Why do we have Threatened and Endangered species? 

Habitat loss?  Changing climate? Exploitation?  

These are mainly “Top dog human” causes.

We all have some special talent or abilities to be responsible, good tenants of this Earth and to our fellow roommates.

I am an artist.  This is the talent I was given and nurtured. I am capable of producing images that are worth 1000 words now.  I choose to do my part (as a good roommate) to show many of our planet’s diverse creatures, in their free state of being, so that maybe those that see my images will get the picture on what it needs to be, not what it is right now.

 

 

 

“Misty Morning”   Charcoal, Sumi Ink with 23K Gold Leaf

© 2020 Bud Root-Michels.  All Rights Reserved.

 

See more of Bud’s work at:  https://budrootmichels.com

 

 

 

8th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 

 

 

Enter Now!  

 

 

 

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

 

 

Deadline for submission 30th September, 2020.

 

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

 

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

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats
  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Categories for Entry:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) 

Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

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

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

 

Each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org. 

Young Artists enter one image accompanied by a donation of $5 USD.  There is no limit on the number of entries that may be made. 

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

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

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

 

PLEASE READ THE SECTION BELOW

Covid-19 Impact on Exhibition

Planning an exhibition in the Covid-19 era presents significant issues.  We hope for the best but must consider that resurgence of the virus could force last-minute cancellation or strict social distancing severely limiting visitor numbers.  We will make a decision mid-summer as to whether the real-life exhibition will take place. 

The Juried Contest to determine the winners of our $7,000 in prize money will go ahead, closing date 30th September.  

We are developing an exciting virtual exhibition to run regardless of the Covid-19 situation.  This exhibition will run from November 1 to December 31, 2020.  Jury scores (and fit with the theme) will determine the top placed pieces that will get the best positioning.  We will be able to feature 100 pieces in the virtual 2-month show rather than the 50 we can accommodate in the real-life show.  Another great plus is that we will be able to feature EVERY entry as we will reserve an additional 25 places for a “rolling exhibition” so every piece will be featured for at least 5-7 days.  

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

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

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

 

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

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

VIRTUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

 

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

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

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

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

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

Artists can only be featured once a year.  

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Enter Now!  

 

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

Deadline for submission 30th September, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Proceeds benefit the Center for Great Apes

https://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arti Gras 2021 Is Open For Applications. Call For Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Printmaking, Fiber, Wearable Art, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Wood, Photography, And Sculpture. Special Consideration For Emerging Artists

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 36 edition of ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival.  ArtiGras  2021 will run Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14.  Increased prize money awards will be over $20,000.  Artists can apply for jury selection in 12 fine art categories: Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing and Printmaking, Fiber (Wearable and Non-Wearable), Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood.  ArtiGras also offers the “Emerging Artist” category for local artists, giving mentoring services, professional booth photos and complimentary tent rental to selected developing artists from Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply to this prestigious show! Deadline for artists to apply online for inclusion in ArtiGras is Friday, September 25, 2020. 

 

36th  EDITION  OF

 ARTIGRAS   FINE   ARTS   FESTIVAL

 2021  ArtiGras 

 

 Saturday, February 13  &  Sunday, February 14

 

NOW ACCEPTING ARTISTS’ APPLICATIONS

 

 

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 25, 2020

 

 

 zapplication.org

 

 

 

 

ArtiGras artist Russell Yerkes with his 2020 Best of Show ribbon

 

 

 

Along with the 280 onsite artists, the 36th edition of ArtiGras will feature interactive art exhibits, children’s activities, live music, youth art and recycling art competitions among other demonstrations. For more information visit www.artigras.org.

 

 

Known as one of the nation’s top art festivals, ArtiGras annually attracts tens of thousands of art lovers and collectors. The two-day outdoor festival showcases a juried exhibition of gallery-quality art and offers a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with and purchase directly from the artists.

 

ArtiGras also offers the “Emerging Artist” category for local artists. This program offers selected developing artists mentoring services, professional booth photos and complimentary tent rental. Qualifications include artists who have never exhibited in a show and reside in the Palm Beach County area. Emerging Artist applicants should proceed in the same manner as professional artists and submit their artwork online through zapplication.org.

 

 

 

Media contact: Rebecca Seelig, PBPR, (561) 628-5929, rebecca@pb-pr.com

Artists can email artists@artigras.org, call (561) 748-3942

or visit www.artigras.org for more information.

 

 

 

About Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce:

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce serves 10 municipalities that make up Palm Beach North. The Chamber is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida. The Chamber fosters a partnership of private, public, education and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. The Chamber’s four strategic imperatives are: A Prosperous Economy, High Quality of Life for all residents, a Smart and Connected Region, and Regional Leadership.

For more information visit: www.pbnchamber.com

 

 

 

 

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St. Lucie Arts Alliance Shares Call For Youth Art K-12 And College Students In St. Lucie County. Deadline Is August 2, 2020

The St. Lucie Arts Alliance announces a Call For Youth Art, including grades K-12 and College students!  There is no fee to enter “Young Hearts To Arts” which will include a virtual gallery as well as a county-wide exhibition tour at local venues! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to encourage our youth to participate!  The Deadline is Sunday, August 2, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a local K-12 or college student? Enter to win in our “Young Hearts to Arts” campaign! Put your creativity to work to inspire our community to show their love and empathy.

This will be a two-part campaign:

 

A contest, which will take place online (website and social media) a county-wide exhibition tour at local venues

Participants are to illustrate love, friendship, community, or compassion in their masterpieces. Submissions will be entered into four categories:

Elementary school, Middle school, High school, College

Submitted artwork will be voted for by the general public. Each category will have a 1st place and 2nd place winners. Don’t miss this opportunity to be innovative, get your work showcased in public and win amazing prizes!

Contest guidelines:

  1. Participants must be local K-12 or college students
  2. Submitted art must be original work of the participant
  3. Artwork should not contain a demonstration of violence
  4. Submission must not depict hatred towards a person/ group
  5. Submissions will be accepted online (arrangements may be made for in-person submissions)
  6. Each participant may submit a short video, a maximum of 5 minutes, detailing the inspiration behind the submitted artwork. (optional)
  7. The submission deadline is Sunday, August 2, 2020.
  8. Participants who fail to abide by these rules will be disqualified

*By participating in this campaign, participants and/or parents give St. Lucie Cultural Alliance authorization to make copies of and share/distribute submitted artwork on all digital and printed formats.

For submission:  www.artstlucie.org

 

About St. Lucie Cultural Alliance:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance (SLCA) is the professional organization representing the arts and cultural sector in St. Lucie County. SLCA’s mission is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic wellbeing of St. Lucie County. SLCA is a proud partner of The City of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, St. Lucie County Tourism Division, and Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Avenue  Fort Pierce, FL 34982

www.artstlucie.org

 

 

 

 

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