“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” At the Center For Creative Education Offers Unique Stories Through Eyes, Hands And Lips Of The Artists Themselves

“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” at the Center for Creative Education is being produced by A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  Opening on September 10th with a Public Reception, “Collaboration” will continue through October 21st with lectures, art demonstrations, artists talks and more. The focus is to show another aspect of art & culture in a community that many people in Palm Beach County have yet to experience. This year’s group includes artists who are originally from, reside in or are represented in the State of Florida. We believe that with the partnership of CCE & A.T.B. the “Diaspora” will be another great success.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Exhibition, a few sneak peeks and how to RSVP.  Some of these events are FREE, but you MUST RSVP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSGSCCE Logo

 

425 24th Street   West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

 

 

Join us for the Opening

Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 6-8:30 PM

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education

Suggested $10 Entry:

(Charitable Donation to CCE’s mission in helping children learn through the arts)

CCEAfrican Diaspora 2016 inside cover

The exhibition runs from September 3-October 21, 2016.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/2016/06/collaboration-african-diaspora.html

 

 

 

 

COLLABORATION 2016African DiasporaDATES

 

Collaborations2016artist list

 

 

 

 

Collaborations2016Contemplating Michel Basquiat

“Contemplating” by Michel Basquiat

 

 

 

Their vision is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas). Trina and Anthony Burks explain,”  The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora”.

 

 

Collaborations2016curators

 

Curators of “Collaboration”, Anthony Burks Sr. and Trina Slade burks

“This is the third installment of the exhibition. Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country. We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves”.

 

SAVE  THESE  DATES:

GET TICKETS FOR THESE EVENTS:

 

Sept. 10 – Opening

6pm-9pm

RSVP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-opening-tickets-26012533187

Sept. 17-Brunch & Lecture

12pm-3pm   Tickets $35 (Limited Seating)

RSVP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-brunch-lecture-picnic-style-tickets-26891550351

Oct. 1-Meet The Florida Highwaymen

10am-4pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-presents-the-florida-highwaymen-tickets-27034864006

Oct. 8- Meet The Artists & Marketplace

12pm-4pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-african-diaspora-exhibition-meet-the-artists-marketplace-tickets-27048894973

Oct. 15-Artist Rodney Jackson reads Rocko’s Big Launch

12pm-2pm

RSVP:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rodney-jackson-presents-rockos-big-launch-tickets-26909748783

 

INTRODUCING SOME OF THE ARTISTS:

 

 

Collaborations2016Anthony

Artwork by Anthony Burks Sr.

 

 

Anthony Burks Sr.

Anthony Burks is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images. Anthony is also co-curator of the exhibition.

 

 

Jonathan Knight

Dr. Jonathan Knight’s mission is to provide the highest quality of fine art available, share his creative vision with all interested viewers and collectors, and continue educating and informing art enthusiasts about collecting, supporting and appreciating fine art of all kinds. Dr. Knight is no stranger to Palm Beach County. In 2000 Sunfest used one of his paints for their Commemorative Print. (work has been also affiliated with Albrecht Kemper Museum Of Art, Artist Showcase of the Palm Beaches, United Industries CO, Stowers Institute, Anheuser Busch Corporate Art Collection just to name a few)

 

Collaborations2016Ore'al Bluntson

Artwork by Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Blunston

Ore’al Bluntson is a professional artist located in West Palm Beach, Fl. She enjoys painting with acrylics as her primary medium. Ore’al has an abstract expressionist style that is riddled with African overtones.

 

 

 

Collaborations2016Rodney Jackson Rocko's Big Launch, 12_x5_ acrylic on resin $450

Artwork by R. Jackson

 

 

 

 R.Jackson (Book signing & reading on October 15, 2016)

R. Jackson is a visual artist, award-winning illustrator, and art director. The Homestead, Florida resident is was an artist in residence at the KROMA Miami Gallery in Miami, Fl & is presently now the director of the gallery. He states “As a visual director, I’m known among my colleagues as someone with a strong work ethic who is not afraid to push boundaries. I am constantly surveying my surroundings for concepts that can be expanded or improved. I am also trying to find the empty spaces where new ones should exist.”

 

 

CAD 5

Artwork by Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker

Addonis Parker is a Miami artist who was nicknamed “Giant” as a child. His 6’8″ frame, is slightly intimidating at first. But his larger than life paintings speak volumes of this gentle teddy bear of a man. “I am a student of creativity and expression. My life is simply an open book to the inner world of our urban fabrics but the key to the underworld of self-truth, through the eyes of Addonis.”

 

 

For more information:

A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC: Save the Dates
Save the Dates Opening Reception, Sept. 10th RSVP HERE Brunch & Lecture Sept. 17th RSVP HERE (Limited Seating) Meet The Florida Highwaymen Oct. 1st RSVP …

View on www.atbfineartists.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Call For “Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition III”

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) in partnership with Center for Creative Education (CCE) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the individual artists. The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.  The Rickie Report shares this Call For Entries and the details.

 

 

CCEAfrican Diaspora 2016 front cover

CCEAfrican Diaspora 2016 inside cover

Call to Artists

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition III

 

  •   Venue: Center for Creative Education Gallery 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
  •   Curators: ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC
  •   Host: Center for Creative Education
  •   Fee: No charge
  •   25 Artists needed
  •   Commission: 60/40 Artist/CCE & ATB
  •   Date of event: September 3, -October 21, 2016
  •   Deadline for submission: July 15, 2016
  •   Eligibility:
    1. Reside or represented regionally in the State of Florida
    2. Must be a living artist
    3. Must be 18 years or older
    4. Open to visual artists of African Descent (historically).
    5. All artists must submit three images for review. (JPEG, TIFF, or PDF). Images cannot besmaller than 150dpi- 300dpi max. Must provide an artist CV. Send via www.dropbox.com to collaboration@atbfineartists.com ONLY. Any work not submitted in this format, will be disqualified.
    6. Painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, (Jewelry artists are responsible for display for its protection. Facility does not have jewelry cases)
  •   Ineligibility:
    1. Nudity

    1. Art work exhibited previously in one of the two Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibitions
    2. Representation of a deceased artists or estates of a deceased artist.

 

collaboration :(n) the act of working jointly

Collaboration started as a showcase of artists, presented in homes, businesses and other alternative spaces allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a realistic or unusual environment. It allows the artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship with the public at large.

 

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) in partnership with Center for Creative Education (CCE) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition displaying visual artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the individual artists. The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora.

 

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

  •   The artist will be emailed a copy of the contract. It must be filled out and signed with the consignment information. The artist must have it the day of delivery of their art.
  •   If the submitted artwork becomes unavailable, the artist must contact the curators immediately. A replacement similar to the style can be viewed. The curators have the right to accept or reject the new work. Work cannot previously have been exhibited in a Collaboration: African Exhibition (2013 and 2015)
  •   The artist agrees to provide quality and tasteful work that best represents the format of the venue. Note: CCE provides a learning environment for ages 5-adult.
  •   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.) Weight maximum for hanging work cannot exceed 40lbs. Maximum dimension are 4’x4’. Artwork must be labeled on the back with Artist’s Name, Title of artwork, medium, dimensions and price.
  •   Work must be delivered either by the artist or a representative on the following dates:
    August 24 or 25 between 10am-4pm. Hanging day is August 26. If you ship or carrier your work to the venue, it is the artist responsibility to package their art work properly and provide all the signed paperwork as well as shipping documents to have art work reshipped at the cost of the artist if the art does not sell. (Also, see #6 below for Unclaimed work.)
  •   Artist’s work will be contracted to stay at CCE until October 21, 2016 and cannot be removed prior to that date.
  •   Please read CCE’s liability and security information below.

 

 

 

1. CCE Liability and Security: CCE is not responsible for theft or damage. CCE will care for all artworks herein by all reasonable efforts. CCE is also not responsible for loss from forces of nature (ex., Hurricane, Flooding). Artist is responsible for his/her own property insurance.
2. Warranty. The Artist hereby warrants that he/she created and possesses unencumbered title to the Artworks, and that their descriptions are true and accurate.

3. Duration of Consignment. The Artist, Atb and CCE agree that the initial term of consignment for the Artworks is to be exhibition specific, and that the Artist will not request their return before the end of this term. Also, see #5 for removal specifics.

ATTENTION – IMPORTANT WEATHER DISASTER NOTIFICATION: In the event of an impending natural disaster such as named Tropical Storms and/or Hurricanes by which it has been advised evacuations have been determined each artist is responsible for collecting their own pieces and moving them to safe storage no less than two days prior to the oncoming storm/hurricane in order to allow CCE staff to take their own security measures to protect property and equipment held at the Gallery.

4. Fiduciary Responsibilities. Title to each of the Artworks remains with the Artist until the Artist has been paid the full amount owing him or her for the Artworks; title then passes directly to the purchaser. All proceeds from the sale of the Artworks shall be paid to the Artist at the end of the contract consignment. Commercial General Liability coverage. CCE carries Arch Insurance. This insurance (as with all similarly located galleries and insurance companies nationwide save those that insure established museum art pieces) does not apply to individual pieces of art at CCE. Artists who exhibit their pieces at CCE are responsible for insuring their work.

5. Removal from Gallery. CCE shall not lend out or remove artwork from the premises, without first obtaining written permission from the Artist. Artist may not remove work from the gallery during consignment dates without obtaining written permission from CCE.
6. Unclaimed artwork for a period of 1 year from the end of the artists closing contract date will become property of CCE.

For more information:

 

ATB logo

703 39th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561-714-6674

info@atbfineartists.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291