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:


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





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WITVA Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. Opens World-Wide Call To Professional Artisans/Crafters For Virtual Fundraiser

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts, Inc. shares this exciting Call for Professional Artisans/Crafters! Be part of a virtual Holiday Craft Fair to benefit their Scholarship Fund and keep 100% of your sales!  This is open to artists world-wide and takes place before ThanksgivingThe Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  WITVA is a fabulous artist networking organization which offers its members several opportunities to learn, explore the visual arts, and connect with other artists.  Deadline to apply is August 20, 2020.













Email up to 5 jpegs of your work:

Sandy Ryter


$25.00 Entrance fee if you are juried in.

Instructions will follow via email.

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Gilt Complex And Crescent® Collaborate In Call For “Tiny Art Challenge 2020” To Benefit The Creek District Of Arts & Entertainment in Stuart, FL

The Gilt Complex and Crescent® are collaborating in the “Tiny Art Challenge 2020” which is open to artists residing in Martin County, St. Lucie County, Indian River County, Okeechobee County, and Palm Beach County.  Artists of any skill level, ages 16 years and older are welcome to enter at NO FEE.  Pick up your FREE MATERIALS and create a piece of artwork on Crescent® Mixed Media Board 2.5″ x 3.5 “. All art will be sold at a Silent Auction (date to be announced) to benefit The Creek District Of Arts & Entertainment in Stuart, FL.  Jurors from Crescent® choose the winner, who receives a $250 Gift Certificate to The Gilt Complex and bragging rights!  The Rickie Report shares this call and is excited to see what you create!  This Contest is open NOW through August 15, 2020.









For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994



Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex




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Arts Council Of Martin County Calls For Visual Art Entries For Annual “Members Showcase”. Deadline Is June 12, 2020

The Annual “Members Showcase” of the Arts Council of Martin County is open for entries of 2D and 3D works of art.  Eligible artists are current, renewing, and new Member artists. While an in-person gallery experience isn’t possible due to Covid19 regulations, this exhibit will be present via an on-line gallery, in fact opening it to more art patrons than ever before. The deadline to apply is June 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  The exhibition is available June 19 – July 31, 2020.








Important dates

  • Exhibit dates: June 19 – July 31, 2020
  • Submission deadline: June 12, 2020 
  • Virtual gallery link and promotional flyer will be sent on or before June 19th to all participating artists and shared on all media channels.


Want to exhibit your work? Here’s how!



  • Artist must be a Current, Renewing, or New member of the Arts Council of Martin County.
  • One (1) artwork per Member Artist
  • 2D and 3D original work in all media completed in the last 36 months and not previously exhibited at the Court House Cultural Center or any other local art exhibit within 50 miles (i.e. The Elliott Museum, Lighthouse Art Center, Backus Museum, etc.).
  • Member artists may choose to use artwork included on their current listing on our Member Artist page or submit a new image for exhibit.
  • Photos of Artwork must be taken in good lighting, cropped to image only, clear and in focus, and minimum 72dpi resolution.


Entry Form:



  • Artists are encouraged to price their work for sale.  Commission is 25% to the Arts Council and 75% to the artist. Artist can choose to donate all proceeds to the Arts Council’s programs.
  • Sales price does not include shipping or delivery.  This will be handled separately between the artist and buyer.
  • The Arts Council reserves the right to refuse an artwork if the work is improperly framed, wired, misrepresented by the submitted digital image, and/or any other reason.
  • The Arts Council reserves the right to use any accepted image for promotional purposes.

Questions Contact Jennifer at 772.287.6676 ext 2 or


About The Arts Council of Martin County:

A private, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, The Arts Council of Martin County is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners and private contributions. Its activities include:

  •   Cultural assessment and planning services to arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, and the communities the local arts agency represents;

  •   Promotion of arts and cultural events or opportunities;

  •   Collaborations that benefit the community at large and provide greater quality and access to arts and cultural programs and opportunities;

  •   Programs, projects, or initiatives such as arts in education, lifelong learning, art in public places, marketing and community outreach.


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

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

















Exhibit Available February 5 – March 4, 2020

Herb Skolnick Community Center

800 SW 36th Avenue   Pompano Beach, FL 33069




2019 Winner,  Beverly Dameron



Click here for Prospectus:  PenWomenFtLauderdaleskolnickprospectus final 2020







Friday, February 14, 2020

11:30 AM

 at Herb Skolnick Center

 Lunch Catered by Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza


Reservations necessary !

(954) 786-4590  

Pottery Demonstration by artist Ellen Cohen-Berman





About the National League of American Pen Women:

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union. Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior woman who has been accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or technical school.



For additional information please call 954-527-0407





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

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






720 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL 33403




Want To Share Your Artwork?


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



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


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








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


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


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


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


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


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


We have two sizes available:

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

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


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





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TikiMarket At The Marina Offers Visitors Island Eats, Exotic Treats, Flea Finds, And Original Art. New Applications For Vendors And Artists Are Being Accepted

The TikiMarket at the Marina in Riviera Beach, FL is starting season in a BIG WAY on Sunday, October 20!  TikiMarket has partnered with local organizations and will benefit the hurricane victims through a collection of needed relief items and a raffle. Artists will exhibit and sell their creations. Art, Jazz & Rhythm Sundays will be an ongoing monthly event at TikiMarket, so mark your calendars for the first Sunday of every month ending with May (with some exceptions – see dates in this article).  The Rickie Report shares these details and a Call to Artists who want to participate moving forward!







A unique outdoor market with a Calypso beat!


TikiMarket is like a little escape to the islands.



Decked out with Tiki Bar touchstones and nonstop lively music!





The market will feature a mix of island-y fare and wares.






October – May

Sundays, from 4 pm to 7-ish

  • October 20

  • November 10

  • December 1

  • January 5

  • February 2

  • March 1

  • April 5

  • May 3 



Special events, entertainment and kid-friendly activities! 






TikiMarket is located on the slip side of the Marina, off US 1/Broadway and 13th Street. (Just follow the music!)

Free on-site parking

 The market is accessible by boat, water taxi & the Peanut Island Ferry 



Sponsored by the Riviera Beach CRA




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Deadline Extended Until October 6 For “ENDANGERED” Exhibition In Miami During Art Basel Week. Students And Adults Encouraged To Apply

ENDANGERED Art4Apes EXTENDS THE CALL TO ARTISTS until October 6, 2019.  The Exhibit takes place at Pinecrest Gardens in Miami during Art Basel. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges art teachers to encourage their students to enter!  Adult entries and student entries are juried separately for prizes.







Call to Artists and Photographers


Fine Art & Photography Contest 2019

EXTENDED Closing Date:  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 Midnight PST



  $7,000 in Cash Prizes


Plus exhibition at Pinecrest Gardens, Miami during Art Basel Week!





“Magnificent Majestics”  Oil on panel by Helen Crispino © 2019 All Rights Reserved




The 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries.

Enter Now!



Announcing  Our   Jury   Panel:



Andy Rouse

Andy Rouse is an internationally known multi award winning wildlife photographer. He is the current holder of the Gerald Durrell award for Endangered Species and has just published a beautiful new book on mountain gorillas.





Tammi Hanawalt PhD


Tammi Hanawalt PhD. is currently the Associate Curator of Art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY. She received her BA in Theatre design and her MA in art history from Arizona State University. Tammi has designed in professional theatre, taught theatrical design and production, as well art history. She recently completed her doctoral degree in Native American art history at the University of Oklahoma and continues to teach art history online at the Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe, NM. Through her research, concerned with issues involving contemporary Native American art and wildlife conservation, Tammi endeavors to contribute to the framework of ongoing interdisciplinary humanities scholarship. She has presented papers at regional, national, and international conferences and contributes to local and national publications. As a curator, Tammi works toward expanding ideas of wildlife art, and in turn, its effect on humanity’s relationship with the natural world.