Participate In Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest On Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, 2021. Looking For Visual Artists, Performing Artists, Mindfulness Vendors, Volunteers!

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is long overdue!  Organized by the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance and the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, it will offer arts and cultural activities for all ages on  Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. The outdoor event will reflect the diversity of artists and the scope of alternative health modalities.  Visual artists and performing artists from all over are eligible to participate!  The Rickie Report shares the details.  This event will also need volunteers! If you are a member of the St. Lucie Cultural Art Guild and Organization, get your vendor space at no charge!

 

 

 

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance 

and 

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center

 

 

Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest

 

 

At   MIDFLORIDA   Event   Center

 Saturday, May 22     and     Sunday, May 23 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest

 

 

C   A   L  L           F   O   R:

 

~  VISUAL  ARTISTS ~

~ PERFORMING  ARTISTS ~

~ YOGA  INSTRUCTORS ~

~ MINDFULNESS   PRACTITIONERS ~

~ VENDORS ~

&

!!!  VOLUNTEERS !!!

 

 

 

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is long overdue! Organized by St. Lucie Cultural Alliance in partnership with MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, “Art and mindfulness warm our hearts and lift our spirits as we journey through life,” says Executive Director Alyona Ushe. “Combining the mind-opening benefits of art with the healing benefits of mindfulness is a perfect marriage”.

 

The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest is designed to enhance the cultural community while the fundraiser will further empower the organization to showcase local and regional talent.  We encourage artists from all over the state and beyond to be part of this festival”, Alyona adds.

 

This is the Alliance’s major fundraising event for the year to raise funds for the nonprofit organization artists grants program. This fest will also promote the arts, local artists, and provide value, fun, and entertainment for the whole family.

 

There will be painters, potters, photographers and sculptors; artists who create works from recycled components as well as fashion designers. Live music, dance productions and spoken word performance pieces will take place on stage. A children’s corner featuring family activities and crafts will provide the opportunity to create hands-on art. Multiple food trucks will tempt visitors with aromatic healthy food choices.

 

 

Deena Rahill and and Lisa Jill Allison

 

 

Performers/Teaching Artists for workshops, demonstrations, live painting, etc. APPLY:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/StLucieCulturalAlliance/TreasureCoastArtsMindfulnessFestDemonstrationsWorkshopsAndLivePainting.

 

 

Focusing on the mindfulness part of the Fest, alternative health vendors in categories including acupuncture, nutrition, massage and hypnotherapy will be on hand, as will yoga and Pilates studios, Reiki masters and Tai Chi practitioners. Visitors will find all-natural soaps, hand-made crystal jewelry and sound healing instruments. Take the opportunity to have a Tarot card reading or a chakra analysis.

 

 

Heila, Belly Dancer

 

 

Available vendor spaces.  Here is the link to reserve a vendor space, https://artstlucie.z2systems.com/np/clients/artstlucie/survey.jsp?surveyId=5& 

 

 

Join the Alliance:  www.artstlucie.org/memberships. If anyone decides to become an Alliance member, that artist will only be charged the $25 application fee.

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available~

 To inquire, contact info@artstlucie.org.

 

 

While most art lovers are mindful, and in turn, many mindfulness practitioners surround themselves with beautiful art, the Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest will inspire everyone to “jump over the fence” to find new ways of enjoying every day. “The arts and mindfulness offer a natural partnership between two powerful disciplines,” says Alyona. Linda McCarthy, Director of MIDFLORIDA Event Center agrees. “Arts and cultural activities inspire civic pride, connect generations, bridge diverse groups, and serve as a symbol of Port St. Lucie,” says McCarthy.

 

All funds received from sponsorships and vendor fees will go into the Cultural Alliance’s Grant Fund to be awarded to artists and cultural organizations, as will monies raised from the sale of auction items and raffles. According to Alyona, the Grant Fund already has accumulated $25,000: $10,000 from the city of Port St. Lucie which helped launch the program and $15,000 from St.Lucie County and from the Florida Arts License Plate program. All grant awards will be awarded only to local entities “so we can continue growing the local cultural landscape,” says Alyona.

 

Deena Rahill, a Certified Sound Healing Practitioner is the organizer of the mindfulness portion of the Fest. She will play a set of crystal bowls in a live performance while Lisa Jill Allison paints a canvas for a symbiotic art and sound experience. Sound can be used to unblock creativity and focus the mind. Deena describes a crystal bowl sound bath as a meditative acoustic sound concert. It is quite an experience to be immersed in vibrational sound, one that lulls the listener into a peaceful and mindful state of being.

 

 

For those who are unfamiliar with crystal bowls, each one is made from 99.8 percent pure quartz crystal and is tuned to a particular note of the musical scale. When played, the sound frequencies affect brainwave activity, slowing down brain waves to enter a deeply restorative state, where the body rebalances itself to self-heal.  “Creative mindfulness activities assist in the development of self-awareness and resilience,” says Deena. Both mindfulness and art creation are linked to a flow state, one that allows a person to think in different ways. “When we practice mindfulness, we’re practicing the art of creating space for ourselves – space to think, space to breathe, space between ourselves and our reactions,” she adds.  Deena believes that, “The Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest offers the opportunity to explore different modalities and find local providers who can help people discover and embrace new ways of managing their life. Ultimately, community is immunity.”

 

 

The Rickie Report shares a special Thank you to Dorothy Kamm for contributing to this article! Dorothy Kamm, a member of the Port St. Lucie Business Women since 2008, is known in the area as a public relations professional, award-winning writer, and community advocate. Kamm is known as the premier source on American painted porcelain, and her writings are on file in the library of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the leading research facility on women’s art. She is a member of the Port St. Lucie Business Women.

 

 

For more information about the Treasure Coast Arts & Mindfulness Fest:

 

 

 visit https:// artstlucie.org/event/art-fest.

 

 

Available vendor spaces. FREE for Cultural Alliance Art Guild and Cultural Organization members. Reserve NOW!

 

https://artstlucie.z2systems.com/np/clients/artstlucie/survey.jsp?surveyId=5&

Join the Alliance:

   www.artstlucie.org/memberships.

 

 

 

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.com561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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

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

 

 

 

 

ART SYNERGY/ BIBLIO 2020

ART SYNERGY at
ART PALM BEACH 2020

January 31, 2020 to February 3, 2020

Palm Beach Convention Center

 650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, FL

 

Application Dates:
NOW through January 15, 2020

 

 

APPLY HERE:

 

 

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

5 Categories for Submission!

 

 

2D

3D

Video/Film*

Installation Art

Performance Art*

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

  • Three pieces may be submitted. 

  • The width of 2D art cannot exceed 48”

  • The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020

 

 

 

“UNLEASHED   ART   FAIR”

 

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

 

 

 

“VISION 2020”

January 25, 2020

Industry Alley

2600 Florida Ave.   West Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

Art Synergy Official Art Guide2020

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

Get your business noticed.

Promote your art.

Great articles about what happening in the art world.

Find out about upcoming art events.

Support the arts!

 

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

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

Be a part of the movement!

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

 

Juror, John Cutrone:

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

www.conviviobookworks.com

www.conviviobookworks.com/blog

 

 

Art Synergy:

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

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

 

Mission:

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

 

For more information:  ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

ART SYNERGY/ BIBLIO 2020

ART SYNERGY at
ART PALM BEACH 2020

January 31, 2020 to February 3, 2020

Palm Beach Convention Center

 650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, FL

 

Application Dates:
NOW through December 27, 2019

 

 

APPLY HERE:

 

 

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

5 Categories for Submission!

 

 

2D

3D

Video/Film*

Installation Art

Performance Art*

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • Three pieces may be submitted. 

  • The width of 2D art cannot exceed 48”

  • The deadline to apply is December 27, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Notification Date:  January 10, 2020

 

ENTRY RULES:

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

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

 

 

 

IMAGES:

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

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

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

File format: JPEG only.

Images must comply with those required by Juried Art Services

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

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

 

 

JURY DECISIONS:

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

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

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

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

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

Giclee reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

Juror, John Cutrone:

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

www.conviviobookworks.com

www.conviviobookworks.com/blog

 

 

 

 

 

Art Synergy:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Mission:

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

 

For more information:  ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Call For Art At ART SYNERGY|Art Palm Beach 2019. Entries For 2D, 3D, Video/Film, Installation Art, Performance Art All Due December 15th. Be Part Of The Movement! Apply Now!

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach 2019 calls for entries from artists in Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, and Broward County. The exhibit takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center during one of the season highlights! The juror is Erich Weiss, Curator of Contemporary Art at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum.  The five categories for submissions include: 2D, 3D, video/film, installation, and performance arts.  The application period is open from November 15 – December 15.  We urge all artists to apply to this prestigious event.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Art Lovers:  Mark Your Calendars for January 16 – 20, 2019!

 

 

 

 

 Art Synergy Exhibition/Art Palm Beach  2019

 

Open to Artists from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward Counties 

 

This will be our 6th year at this unique event and we are proud to once again be a part of it.

Art Palm Beach Art Fair, January 16-20, 2019

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard    W. Palm Beach, Florida

Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. This year Art Palm Beach initiates “Pavilions” with guest curators and new pavilions for design, art video, and art performances.

 

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

 

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

Three pieces may be submitted. 

The width of 2D art cannot exceed 48” 

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2018

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside and work in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward Counties. All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT. All work should reflect the individuality of the artist. Giclee reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

5 CATEGORIES :

2D, 3D, Video/Film*, Installation Art and Performance Art*

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

ENTRY RULES:

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

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

IMAGES
Each applicant may submit (1) one image of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury. 3-D art may submit 2 images (main image and detail or second view image). A maximum of 3 artworks may be submitted in one application. 

File format: JPEG only. Images must comply with those required by Juried Art Services

All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.

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

If your work is accepted, there is a requirement to volunteer in the booth for at least 4 hours during the shows’ days.

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

Juror: Erich Weiss

Curator at large for contemporary art at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum, Rotterdam’s The New Institute: Museum for Architecture, Design & Digital Culture, and the Sonneveld House, Erich Weiss is an art critic and artist known for his often-provocative performances and also for a contemporary body of work installations, film, video and photography.  He combines his work as an artist with an activity as a curator specializing on the mixture of contemporary art, Dada and Surrealism. He brings his insightful knowledge and experience to curate new dynamic programs and special fair pavilions. His recent museum exhibitions have included the works of Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Willem Oorebeek, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol,  Picabia, Magritte, Man Ray, Duchamp as well as solo exhibitions at the Picasso Musuem of the works of  Rineke Kijkstra ( 2017) , Arthur Cravan ( 2017), and Erwin Wurn 2018.   Weiss will to curate the fair’s inaugural “Flow” Art Video Pavilion and “Cabinet” which will be specific exhibition areas within the galleries’ booths for solo exhibitions to show emblematic works by modern and contemporary artists.

Art Synergy:

Art Synergy, a non-profit organization, was fortunate to have caught the eye of the Lesters and through their auspices, the organization has received a booth at the Art Palm Beach for the past 5 years, with 2019 being the sixth Art Synergy Exhibition once again looking forward to a great exhibition.  Art Synergy has grown considerably since its inception and our volunteer staff and support has grown along with it.  The organization, run by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Gruber Adams, artists and advocates, holds several meetings yearly, open to the public, where we request help from the community to work with us in everything from planning, to finance hanging the shows.  We look forward to another successful year and cannot thank the Lesters enough for the support they have shown us.

Mission:

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

 

For more information:  ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Average Joes Get Opportunity Of A Lifetime As New Online Social Community For Talent Takes Internet By Storm

A new, significant online community of talent has emerged that brings together industry professionals, celebrities, fans, and talent – all in one place!  Talent Joe allows the “average Joe” the chance to make connections in their field, earn fans, build a presence, win monthly contests, answer casting calls, book auditions, and much more. Talent can get evaluated and be endorsed by top international industry professionals and celebrities and as well as compete for cash prizes, awards, and contracts.  The Rickie Report brings you a brief overview and urges you to check this out! The monthly contest for December ends soon…

 

 

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Walter W. Braithwaite, Founder|CEO
Talent Joe Enterprises Inc
o. 877-TAL-N-JOE    c. 717-609-9938
w.braithwaite@talentjoe.com     www.talentjoe.com

 

 

 

Imagine merging Reality TV, YouTube and Facebook with Talent. Talent Joe allows the “average Joe” the chance to make connections in a category, earn fans, build a presence, win monthly contests, answer casting calls, book auditions, and much more. Talent can get evaluated and be endorsed by top industry professionals and celebrities and compete for cash prizes, awards, and contracts. The categories include, Visual Arts, Acting, Singing, Dancing, Musicians, Modeling, Rapping, Comedy, Magic, and Photography. We have it set up for both Adults and Youth 17 and under. As an artist you can personalize your profile, win our amazing contests that could ultimately take you to the red carpet walk winning one of our prestigious “Joe Awards” Talent Joe is more than a website, It is a culture to help the young and unknown artists to get discovered, hired or casted.

 

 

 

 

 

“Talent Joe was never created to compete; it was created to change the rules of the game,” says Talent Joe Founder and CEO, Walt Braithwaite. “I saw some really talented people that should have made it big, struggle to even make a living.  The most disturbing thing was that some so called industry professionals just preyed on these people – mostly kids, making them spend big money on broken promises and God knows what else. Talent Joe will empower young and talented artists to promote their work and get to the right professionals without the middle man taking advantage of them.”

 

 

 

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Born in Philadelphia, PA, Walter Braithwaite attended college at Penn State University majoring in business and marketing. He founded Automotive Promotions, Inc. in 1997. Braithwaite formed a powerful company that employed over 60 people and brought in over $50 million in sales. With his customers wanting more, he founded Benchmark Advertising & Design in 2002, a full-service advertising agency. Walt’s client’s and work included some of the top automotive dealerships in the country as well as Daimler Chrysler’s Mid-Atlantic region.  Walt’s passion and love for the arts and travel is what drives him. His involvement in the arts started at a young age with his love for music, and competition Color Guard. Walt designed shows and became the director of many High School Level and WGI independent units which of several won national Championships. 

 

 

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An entrepreneur at heart, Walt Braithwaite is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Talent Joe Enterprises, Inc. a trendsetting online community for the promotion of the performing and visual arts. Braithwaite’s exceptional creativity and vision has set up Talent Joe Enterprises to be one of the most exciting entities to hit the industry in a very long time. Talent Joe will define a new online culture of self-promotion, discovery and “Star Born” talent. TalentJoe.com was featured as one of the hottest new startups in Lisbon Portugal this past week at Web Summit.

 

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Talent Joe was invited to the prestigious Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

“I have been inspired by the arts my entire life.  My career took me to the marketing and advertising side of business where my creativity and will to succeed was the driving force that brought me to the idea of Talent Joe.  Talent Joe was never created to compete; it was created to change the rules of the game,” says Talent Joe Founder and CEO, Walt Braithwaite.   “I saw some really talented people that should have made it big, struggle to even make a living. The most disturbing thing was that some so called industry professionals just preyed on these people – mostly kids, making them spend big money on broken promises and God knows what else.  Talent Joe will empower young and talented artists to promote their work and get to the right professionals without the middle man taking advantage of them.”

 

 

 

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Talent Joe Founder and CEO, Walt Braithwaite with Arabian Prince, International Rap Star

 

 

 

 

Talent Joe came to be when my advertising agency did a promotion for America’s Top Model reality show. The response to this show was huge and the line had wrapped around the building the entire day and well after the hours it was supposed to end. This was the seed that started Talent Joe. The passion of talent and people and kids who never get the opportunity to be discovered. One of my good friends who was a talented song writer and musician was another reason to create the platform. I saw Mike Narvaez, a struggling musician who should have made it big but never could get to that next level.

 

 

 

Having a strong background in marketing and advertising I studied people’s success and failure of getting discovered and making it to the next level. Probably one of my biggest reasons to move forward with my idea was a disturbing reality that I discovered while researching my project. People were being preyed on and mostly they were young kids. People were paying huge money to so called talent scouts who promised them the sun, moon and stars. They took their money and didn’t deliver. This was so widespread that I knew that I had to do something about it, and I did.

 

 

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The platform took me 3 years to develop from idea to reality. It took three months to think of the perfect name. Every night I would sit for hours to come up with the perfect company name.  One evening I said to myself what is the site about? I thought to myself to help the “Average Joe” to get discovered. So I went searching and there it was Talent and Joe combination of words and the domain was available! TalentJoe.com was born!  I hired one of the best development companies in the business and brought in the greatest people around me to form the new company. Everyone who saw the mock ups were as excited as I was and they all wanted to be a part of it.

 

 

 

After three years in development, Talent Joe is in Beta testing, has successfully raised a pre-seed round of investors, and is currently raising a second one. The talent is pouring in and they have even attracted some celebrity talent in varied fields are coming on board”. Some Celebrities on Talent Joe include: Stevie Wonder,
Christian Monzon, Sia, and Marcus Paulk.

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Maria Whatley, One of the Professional Mentors of Talent Joe

 

Categories include singers, dancers, models, comedians, musicians, actors, photographers, rappers, magicians, and visual artists. There are separate areas for youth talent, in the same categories, as well. Industry professionals and celebrities also have an opportunity to promote their business or market their brand. Never before has there been a place solely dedicated to the promotion of the arts.

 

 

Walter explains,” Although it is free to join, you will want to subscribe to take advantage of all the features of the site. Our Standard membership which is only $9.95 per month allows you to communicate with Industry professionals, Casting Directors, Art galleries and even allows you to be voted on for our contests. There is also a featured membership to put you higher in search rankings and to get your profile more noticed. If you’re an industry professional, business or even an art gallery you can discover and even hire the best new emerging talent out there.  Fans are free and with our featured video player and soon-to-be app, you can create your own playlists of emerging musicians, singers dancers and more. Our fan experience is second to none and our fans get to vote for talents on the site helping them get to the red carpet.

 

 

 

You are invited to sign up for Talent Joe and get 3 months free.  Feel free to share this information with artists of all media, visual arts, performing arts, beginners, professionals and teachers.  This is an opportunity to meet your goals! Talent Joe is a safe place for Kids. We are COPPA compliant and will never sell or share members’ private information to anyone. We Take this very seriously and have hired a company called Kid Safe to audit and make sure we are doing everything possible to keep kids safe on TalentJoe.com   We were put on this earth to achieve our greatest self, to live out our purpose, to chase our dreams and to make our thoughts and efforts a reality; Create a life you are obsessed with,” shares Walt Braithwaite.

 

 

 

 

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To see more and get involved, visit:

Walter W. Braithwaite, Founder|CEO
Talent Joe Enterprises Inc
o. 877-TAL-N-JOE c. 717-609-9938
w.braithwaite@talentjoe.com    www.talentjoe.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Call For Art, Performers, Vendors Entries Extended To April 10th For KeroWACKED® Multimedia Festival

The KeroWACKED® Multimedia Festival is Back! KeroWACKED® is a MultiMedia Fest Celebrating the life and work of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and the Beat Generation. Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero has announced a Call For: Performance Art ( groups or individuals), Visual Artists, Muralists, Literary and Poetry Readers, Vendors, Musicians and Bands of all genres. The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists. The Deadline has been extended to April 10th!  NO FEE TO APPLY!

 

 

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 | 11-11pm

 

No Fee to Submit Proposals!

Exhibition will be held at the

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Performances and Installations will be outdoors

DEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2016

 

 

 

 

Accepting Proposals for the following:

 

  • Performance Art by groups or individuals

  • Mural Painters

  • Poetry and Literary Readings by groups or individuals

  • Musicians, bands, in all genres…

  • Vendor Spaces Available $50 for 10’ x 10’ space

 

 

Contact: BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Kerowacked MultiMedia Fest Announces Call For Entries: Visual Artists, Performing Artists, Mural Painters, Musicians, Poetry And Literary Readers!

The KeroWACKED® Multimedia Festival is Back! KeroWACKED® is a MultiMedia Fest Celebrating the life and work of  Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and the Beat Generation.  Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero has announced a Call For: Performance Art ( groups or individuals), Visual Artists, Muralists, Literary and Poetry Readers, Vendors, Musicians and Bands of all genres.  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists.  The Deadline is April 1st!    

 

 

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 | 11-11pm

 

 

 

 

 

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2016

 

 

 

Accepting Proposals for the following:

Performance Art by groups or individuals

Mural Painters

Poetry and Literary Readings by groups or individuals

Musicians, bands, in all genres…

Vendor Spaces Available $50 for 10’ x 10’ space

Contact: BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

16th Annual Grandview Heights Historic Home Tour and Art Collection

You’re Invited!  The 16th Annual Grandview Heights Historic Home Tour is on Sunday, March 29th.  See more than 20 Historical Florida Art pieces dating as far back as 1890. This area boasts historic properties in many architectural styles, with Craftsman Bungalow and Spanish Mission styles dominating. In addition, visit Chisolm Art Gallery (contemporary art that’s been exhibited nationwide). Enjoy the music of Cori Spring and the LotSaPapas!  This year’s tour includes a plated meal provided by the delicious, Aioli of West Palm Beach. The Rickie Report shares the info and urges you to RSVP now!  

 

 

 

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SUNDAY, MARCH 29th

3 – 7 pm

Historic Home Tour

Historic Artwork

Gallery Tour at Chisolm Gallery

Music by Cori Spring and the LotSaPapas

Meal by Aoili

 

561.877.1221

Tickets $30.00 in Advance, $35.00 on day of the Tour
Tickets are selling fast… and limited!

VIP Tickets Packages available.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK BELOW:
http://historicgrandview.eventbrite.com/

 

 

Each year since 1995 approximately a dozen different homeowners in Grandview Heights have opened their homes to the public for the neighborhood’s annual Historic Home Tour.  This tour offers visitors a unique opportunity to step inside historic homes in the neighborhood and meet the creative owners. Grandview Heights boasts historic properties in a variety of architectural styles, with Craftsman Bungalow and Spanish Mission styles dominating. Neighborhood residents bring many different backgrounds and perspectives to their homes and to the neighborhood.  The Home Tour highlights the immense diversity of Grandview Heights and demonstrates that an urban neighborhood can successfully include and engage a disparate population.

 

 

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Painting by Highwayman, Livingston Roberts

 

 

This year’s tour includes a plated meal provided by the delicious, Aioli of West Palm Beach and live music provided by the Lotsa Papas! The Home Tour is also proud to feature historical Florida art, including the famous Florida Highwaymen at several locations to be announced! Join us to mingle, discuss the day and enjoy the relaxed Grandview Heights ambiance.

 

Several of these paintings were recently displayed at the downtown Highwaymen show. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/hail-highwaymen-historic-arts-group-celebrated-in-/nkB5Q/

 

 

 

Painting by Florida Highwayman, Alfred Hair

Painting by Florida Highwayman, Alfred Hair

 

Other “Arty” things to check out: Chisolm Art Studio – located in historic grandview Heights! Contemporary artist, Chisolm is not concerned about what you think of his art. He wants to know how you feel. With a mission to turn raw materials into human emotion, Chisolm paints his abstract, multi-media images from a place of sensory expression and pure feeling rather than analytical thought. www.chisolm-art.net

 

 

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Artwork by Chisolm

 

 

 

Exciting musical performance by Cori Spring and the LotSaPapas https://www.facebook.com/lotsapappa !

 

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Enjoy Classic Americana music and a tasty plated meal provided by Aioli Restaurant! aioliwpb.com/

 

 

For more information please call   561.877.1221.

Tickets $30.00 in Advance, $35.00 on day of the Tour
Tickets are selling fast… and limited!

VIP Tickets Packages available.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK BELOW:
http://historicgrandview.eventbrite.com/

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Call to Artists for “Artnado”- A Juried Art Show at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

The result of Jack Busa caring about art and listening to artists is a new juried art show in our area, which is partnering with the League for the Education of the Arts in Florida (LEAF).  “Artnado” will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring 2D and 3D creations November 8th and 9th, 2014.  This indoor show has a lot to offer to artists and art patrons alike.  Using high-technology, patrons will be able to see participating artists’ work in situ as well as in their exhibition areas.  Artists are highly encouraged to demonstrate their techniques, to further inform the art loving public.  The Rickie Report applauds this trend, believing that better informed art lovers become more enthusiastic art patrons.  Artnado also includes an Art Contest for all Palm Beach County middle school students.  Half of the proceeds from the profit of ticket sales will be awarded to art programs in the local schools. We want to point out that there is no connection between the presenting organization, Artistic Synergy and Art Synergy (ARTWEEK at Art Palm Beach).  The Rickie Report shares this Call to Artists and looks forward to hearing when you get accepted!  

 

 

 

 

Artnado

 

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A Juried Art Show

Sponsored by

Artistic Synergy

in Cooperation with 

 

November 8 and 9, 2014

South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

Highlights of Artnado for Exhibitors:

 

  • Indoor show
  • Allotted space is 10′ x  20′  (artists are ENCOURAGED to show a work in process or be working on a creation during the event)

Haitian Festival Offers Art, Food, Poetry, Music: Note to Artists, Vendors and Poets – still time to sign up!

There is still time for small businesses and non-profits to reserve a FREE space at the upcoming “Celebrate Life with Hope” during Haitian Heritage Month.  What a great opportunity to reach out to the community!!  In addition, Poets and Rap Artists are welcome to sign up to perform, as they honor Haitian Culture. The Rickie Report shares details for artists to promote their work AND shares details for EVERYONE to enjoy the event itself!

4th Annual

Celebrate LIFE with HOPE

 

 

Haitian Heritage Month

 

 

Saturday, May 17th

10 am – 5 pm

at:

Hand Park        

NW 5th Street and Canal Street

 Belle Glade, FL

 

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Celebrate LIFE with HOPE – Haitian Heritage Month is now a traditional way to celebrate Haitian History and Culture in the Glades. It is also an opportunity to have FUN and share Haitian Culture with all community residents.  It provides a venue for networking, coordination of services, and partnerships.  It is an occasion to bring service providers together to meet community needs, serve children and families, and communicate with community residents.

 

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This year, the event will take place on Saturday, May 17 th at HAND PARK, in Belle Glade, FL.  Artists, small businesses, vendors and non-profits are welcome to bring their own tents, tables and chairs at no charge ( a donation is acceptable) – and lunch is included! In addition, Poets and Rappers are welcome to sign up to perform, as they honor Haitian Culture (some rules apply).  Please RSVP to Fritz at 561.502.8968, as spaces are limited.

 

At least 50 youth will earn community service hours for school. They participate and learn through story telling, cultural presentations, arts and crafts, live music, and great food. Community residents may also receive free health screenings and other services at the event.

 

Trained Haitian-Creole-speaking staff from HASC will give short presentations on Community/Business Services available in the Glades area. The interpreters also will be available to interpret for your business or organization during presentations if needed.

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HASC was founded in May, 2009 in West Palm Beach, FL by a group of socially conscious individual who wanted to make a difference in the lives of people in Palm Beach County.  The non-profit is known as the Haitian-American Solidarity Center-PBC, Inc.   For more information please contact   solidaritypbc@gmail.com  or visit www.haitianamericansolidarity.org  or call   561.502.8968.  

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291