Announcing New Exhibit Dates At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery Through 2018 And Multiple Calls For Artists

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery announces a “A Full Season of Exhibits” 2017.   2D and 3D creations in all media are acceptable.  The Rickie Report shares the details of: “$5 Dollar, $% Dollar, $5 Dollar” (February), “Crazy Daisies” (March), “The Garment District” (March), “PEEPS” (April), “It’s Not Easy Being Green” (April), “Derby Days” (May), “Birds of a Feather” (May), “Hook Line and Sinker” (June), “Shoe Fetish/Foot Fetish” (July), “Peanuts Rising – Formerly The Male Form” (August),  ” Bread and Roses” (August), “Exotica/Erotica” (September), “The Petting Zoo” – Formerly Cat-O-Strophic (October), “Halloween, Freaky” (November), “2nd Annual Judaica Show” (November), “Set The Table” (November), “2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar” (December).  No fee for art students to apply! Art lovers can mark their calendars now for these event, as artists can see an overview of all of the opportunities to exhibit and sell their work. 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street Lake Worth, Florida 33460

CALL: 215-205-9441

 

Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

 

“UPCOMING EXHIBITS”

ART PATRONS:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

 

 

 

February 17 to March 1:

“$5 Dollah, $% Dollah, $5 Dollah”

 

 

 

February 17 to March 1: “$5 Dollah, $% Dollah, $5 Dollah” This show is being curated by Artiste Extraordinaire, JoAnn Nava. (Your entry fee is $5). Reproduce SMALL replicas of your works on paper, sign and number them. Submit up to 10 reproductions of the same piece- 3 separate pieces or 30 small works of art. This show takes place during Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth. You become part of their collections of fine arts for affordable prices. 3-D artists will be featured in the center of the paper exhibit. Small, affordable pieces ($5). You too will be able to collect some of your favorite artists at affordable prices. No frames. paper only. This is an interactive installation.

 

March 3- March 14:

“Crazy Daisies”

Gallery View

March 3- March 14: “Crazy Daisies” This year we are partnering with Lake Worth’s newest Flower shop, AWE FLOWERS.  The gallery will be filled with floral arrangements. Apply early to assure your place in this show.

 

 

March 17-March 29-  

“The Garment District” (The Rag Trade)

 

Gallery View

 

 

March 17-March 29- A New Show with A New Theme (open to your interpretation) “The Garment District” (The Rag Trade) For all of you who create works of fashion in 2-D and 3-D, this show is for you. If you want to participate in a fashion show during the opening, with a run-way and music, please let us know and we will include you. If your paintings, photos or sculptures use costuming or clothing in any way at all, this is your show.

 

March 31-April 19:

8th Annual PEEPS Show

 

PEEPS Gallery View

 

March 31-April 19: 8th Annual PEEPS Show This annual show is open to all artists, and brought 2600 visitors to the gallery last year. It gets TV and Press coverage….and it’s just for fun. There is a $100 top prize, and four second place prizes given to artists by the PEEPS™ Company. (For those of you who don’t know, PEEPS™ are those little marshmallow candies that used to appear at Easter time, and now appear all year round.) The show is judged by local celebrities and, when he can, by Bob Born, the inventor of PEEPS™. Go to http://cgmspeeps.blogspot.com/   for pictures of the last few years of entries.

 

 

April 21-May 3:

“It’s Not Easy Being Green”


April 21-May 3: “It’s Not Easy Being Green” Earth Day occurs on April 22 this year. This show pays homage to the earth. Jump into this show if you are En Plein Air, conservationists, or activists who want to save this planet. We have invited Everglades artists to join us, as they use their works to save the Everglades. Once again, this title, as all of our titles, are totally up to your interpretation.

 

 

May 12- May 24 :

“Derby Days”

 

Gallery View

 

 

May 12- May 24 : “Derby Days”: This is our show with a “Horse” theme, re-titled. We have a number of equestrian enthusiasts who have been working in our studio, visiting our gallery and asking for works that involve horses. The show is being held earlier this year to reach the equestrian community before they leave the area for the summer.

 

 

May 26-June 7:

 “Birds of a Feather”

 

 

May 26-June 7 “Birds of a Feather”  This show is opened to photographers, painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers and all fine artists who love our feathered friends. Again, if this does not evoke “bird” in you, and you can interpret this in any other way, you works are welcome

 

 

June 23-July 5

“Hook Line and Sinker”

 

Artwork by Jennifer Love Gironda

June 23-July5 “Hook Line and Sinker”We go from the air and tree tops, to the deep blue sea with this show. Nautical themes are what we anticipate, with lots and lots of fish and sea creatures. Once again, if this does not evoke “fish” in you, you can interpret this in any other way. 

 

 

July 7- July 19:

“Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish”

Shoe Fetish Gallery View

 

July 7- July 19: “Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish” This proved to be last year’s favorite show among our patrons who purchased more works than in any other show of the year . We like adding some levity to the hot summer by introducing the foot theme into our mix. Let’s get some pictures of these works into the gallery a few weeks early so we can get some more TV coverage on this. We want to bring the shoe loving crowds into the gallery to purchase your works. Last year some retired shoe manufacturers came into the gallery to buy.

 

August 4-August 16:

“Peanuts Rising”

 

 

Artwork by Bea Doone-Merena

August 4-August 16: “Peanuts Rising” formerly known as “The Male Form” We are repeating this successful special request exhibition. As in the past, this special show came from artists who felt slighted by the creations and shows that mostly feature the female form. They wanted equal time We welcome your interpretations.

 

 

August 18 to August 30

” Bread and Roses”

 

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August 18 to August 30- ” Bread and Roses” in honor of Women’s Equality Day. The title, “Bread and Roses”, came from the 1912 Laurence Mill strike where women fought for their rights, asking for raises for bread, but for roses in their lives as well. This exhibition honors women, their contribution to the world and to art. Just being a woman in the arts (with or without a message) brings honor to the exhibit.

 

September 1-September 20th

 “Speak Their Names” Revisited: A Special Invitation Show

 


September 1-September 20th- “Speak Their Names” Revisited: A Special Invitation Show.

 

 

September 22-October 4:

“Exotica/Erotica” formerly called, “The Naked Truth”

 

Artwork by Pedro Gabriel Antonio

 

September 22-October 4: “Exotica/Erotica” formerly called, “The Naked Truth” We are always happy to repeat this show again and again, and think our new title will refresh our audience. This is a wide open topic that can be interpreted as broadly as you wish.

 

October 6- October 18:

“The Petting Zoo”

 

Artwork by Gin Blische

 

 

October 6 – October 18: “The Petting Zoo” formerly know at the Cat-O-Strophic Event: This wildly popular was all about cats, and now, all other animals. Cats of every shape, color and kind, and their brothers and sisters in the animal kingdom. We will again reach out to all of the animal rescue venues, pet shops and veterinarians as we publicize this event.

 

October 20-November 1

“Halloween, Freaky”

 

Gallery View With Artist Yury Lobo

 

 

October 20-November 1: “Halloween, Freaky” replaces the Annual “Day(s) of the Dead” Lake Worth is now doing “Day of the Dead,” so we thought we would encompass a wider range of the Halloween Scene this year. This event brought purchasing patrons into the gallery long after the exhibit was taken down.

 

November 2- November 15

2nd Annual Judaic Show

 

Gallery View

 

Thursday, November 2- Wednesday, November 15: 2nd Annual Judaic Show. We plan this show to occur over a month before Hanukkah so that works can sell in time for holiday giving. Our annual Holiday Bazaar will include Judaic works, as well. If you create Judaic works of any kind, help us build this show. Last year many congregations began to visit us. We anticipate growing numbers each year.

 

November 17 to November 29:

“Set The Table”

 

 

Friday, November 17 to November 29: “Set The Table” In time for Thanksgiving, this show will feature you interpretation of the theme, on the walls, and table settings with accoutrements in the center of the front gallery. You have a year to come up with product for the tables. We will be advertising his as a “trade” show for small coffee shops and restaurants, as well as for families who want to include tables settings as part of their businesses or homes.

 

December 1-January 3

2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar

 

Gallery View

 

 

December 1-January 3 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar: Limited to 30 Artists (Including those artists in the gallery and studio.) Gift items for the season. This show sold thousands of dollars worth of gifts in 2016.

 

 

 

And for the rest of the season, we will turn the front of the gallery back to the member artists. If you are a 3-D artist , please consider joining the gallery (and/or) our new studio. Members do not pay fees to be a part of our special exhibitions. It is part of the membership. Write for an application and we will forward it to you.

 

 

As you look over our shows, and titles, remember: The works are YOUR interpretation of the topic.

 

We have added some new shows and new ideas for 2017

 

 

Artists Applications:

 

This year our application fee is $35. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, you application fee is $25 per show.

Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.

Questions? Call or email Joyce
215-205-9441
Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

Application Form for Multiple Exhibitions

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“Pick Your Event(s)”
(For Early Entries- Duplicate this Form for each entry)
Phone 561 588-8344 E-MAIL cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org
or mail: CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460
We suggest 2 entries per artist- We may accept up to 4 if less than 40 artists participate in a show:

Please PRINT legibly!
Name__________________________________________________________________________
Address________________________________________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone___________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

 

 

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________________________
Description__________________________________________________________________________
2. Title_____________________________________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________________________
Description__________________________________________________________________________

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.  Works must arrive at the gallery on the dates mentioned on each individual “call to artist” that will be sent out- Always the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the show. Works MUST be picked up on the last day of the show- All works picked up late are subject to a $5 a day storage fee.

SIGNATURE________________________________________DATE__________________

 

 

 

For more information about these events:

Email Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street Lake Worth, FL

561.588.8344 or 215-205-9441

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

“Environmentally Engaged” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Stimulates Conversations About Eco Awareness

“Environmentally Engaged” is an exhibition of different artists’ work that stimulates conversations to develop strategies and policies to foster awareness and positive environmental change in Florida’s ecosystem. This Lighthouse ArtCenter Exhibit is co-curated by Lucy Keshavarz and Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are Nice/BAN) and judged by Paul Fisher.  The artists give us much to consider and will hopefully spur us to ACTION.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including the Opening Event at 3rd Thursday, September 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  We also highlight the creativity and thoughts of the curators.  Don’t miss this event!  The Exhibit continues through October 24th. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the family, to discuss the subjects and how everyone CAN make a difference.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

Presents:

“Environmentally Engaged”

3rd Thursday, September 17th

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Opening & Awards Reception and special lectures by co-curators

Co-curated by Lucy Keshavarz and Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are Nice/BAN)

Judged by Paul Fisher

Exhibit Runs: September 10 – October 24th

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

 

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

"Environmentally Engaged" Artwork by Carol Erenrich

     “Environmentally Engaged”       Artwork by Carol Erenrich

 

 

 

Meet Diane Arrieta  and Lucy Keshavarz

 

Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice/BAN) is an interdisciplinary artist who utilizes various printmaking techniques with cut vinyl, illustration, sculpture and animation. Her work has a distinct urban feel, with a style rooted in the comic book genre, but also has strong influences from artist like Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Daisy Youngblood.  Her work has been categorized as socio-eco-political and often focuses on difficult subjects. Currently, her work focuses on environmental topics.

 

"Making Connections" by Diane Arrieta

 

Diane holds a BFA in ceramic sculpture from Florida Atlantic University and a MSc in Wildlife Biology from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. She works as the science and art outreach coordinator at FAU libraries in Jupiter, FL; as well as the research assistant for the Taras Oceanographic Foundation; studying wild dolphin populations off the Coast of Palm Beach County.  Diane (aka Birds Are Nice/BAN) is an internationally recognized artist.

 

 

 

Her latest body of work is used as a communication tool for raising awareness of biological concepts related to biodiversity, species loss, habitat degradation and the relationship of these things to human health and well-being. Having Native American roots and Taoist beliefs, this artist focuses on an ecocentric mindset that places nature and animals above humans. She utilizes materials and certain processes that are typically used for commercial and  industrial  purposes as her way of turning consumer based items into works of art that speak about the environment. Parallel to the ecological topics, much of the work of (Birds Are Nice) BAN focuses on social-political issues, mainly affecting women and children.

 

 

"Frog" by Diane Arrieta

“Frog Protection” by Diane Arrieta (BAN)

 

 

 

 

Diane shares her insights with The Rickie Report, ” Amphibian populations have been plummeting for the following reasons: Habitat destruction, Chytridiomycosis (a fungal disease), introduction of non-native species, overexploitation, climate change, UV-B radiation from increased ozone depletion, chemical contaminants from pesticides, acidification and nitrogen based fertilizers. Second meaning…we have to kiss a lot of frogs to find our prince!  Strongly associated with the water element, the frog connects us with the world of emotions and feminine energies, as well as the process of cleansing, whether it’s physical, emotional, more spiritual or energetic”.

 

 

 

"Save The Whales" by Diane Arrieta (BAN)

          “Save The Whales” by Diane Arrieta (BAN)

 

 

 

Diane shares, “Whales are at the top of the food chain and have an important role in the overall health of the marine environment. Unfortunately their large size and mythical aura does not protect them; seven out of the 13 great whale species are classified as endangered or vulnerable, even after decades of protection. Collisions with ships, entanglement in fishing gear (known as bycatch) and pollution are a threat to all whales and dolphins. Shipping activity and oil development causes damaging noise that can disrupt their hearing, which disrupts critical feeding and breeding activities. Commercial whaling still kills over 1000 whales a year”.

 

 

Children are a reoccurring theme in the works of Birds Are Nice (BAN). Nietzsche said, “The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a sport, a self-propelling wheel, a Sacred Yes”. BAN’s work strives for the simplicity of that childhood innocence. Moreover, research shows that how children relate to the environment directly correlates to how they view nature in adulthood. The work is visually engaging and allows both adults and children to investigate social and environmental issues without feeling threatened.

 

 

"Life Or Death? Mask" by Lucy Keshavarz

                 “Living Or Death Mask” by Lucy Keshavarz

 

 

Lucy Keshavarz is a fifteenth generation Floridian and graduated with a BFA from Florida Atlantic University. In 1987, she assisted her husband in opening Keshavarz & Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and survey firm in West Palm Beach. Lucy has worked with various performing arts organizations and directed the GardensArt program in the City of Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

 

Artwork by Lucy Keshavarz

                                                   Artwork by Lucy Keshavarz

 

 

 

Lucy founded Art & Culture Group, Inc.(ACG) in 1999. Through ACG, her work has included developing and facilitating art in public places projects, curator of rotating public art programs, and managing multi-media exhibitions traveling across the US. Lucy’s work includes clay, glass and mixed-media as well as public art and EcoArt projects.

 

"Blooming" by Lucy Keshavarz

“Blooming” by Lucy Keshavarz

 

 

Lucy is acutely aware of the environmental degradation that has taken place in Florida. Through her art she promotes the cultural paradigm shifts needed to bring about healing and restoration of our environment. An example is Native Impressions™, a new series of works in clay that brings her recent EcoArt projects into the gallery. These pieces illustrate the beauty of Florida native plants species and the need to bring these back to all places in Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Exhibit, classes, lectures and art events at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, please visit:

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Del Foxton’s Handmade Paper Art Brings “Recycled” to a New Level

Del Foxton is a contemporary Eco Artist whose artistry in Handmade Paper began with her belief that “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. When taking garbage to the local dump, she saw an opportunity to turn paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations. Canadian by birth and Bahamian by choice, Del’s colorful and inventive artwork is on display in a few local galleries in Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the information and gives you a preview.  The Arts Arena in Delray Beach will feature Del’s creativity at the next Open House on Friday, November 21st.  Her work can also be viewed at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

DEL FOXTON, Featured Artist

ARTS ARENA GALLERY

Open House

Friday, November 21st

6:00 – 8:30 pm

770 East Atlantic Avenue     Delray Beach, FL

(In same plaza as Chico’s and Digs Restaurant-  plenty of parking)

 

 

 

Del Foxton's Handmade Paper Mobile

Del Foxton’s Handmade Paper Mobile

Circa 105 AD the Chinese invented an amazing process to make paper. This invention changed history and Del Foxton’s life. Now more than 2000 years later, she follows a similar process to create her artistry. Her decorative artworks are contemporary pieces designed to beautify an existing space or to start a new room that will warm the heart and hearth. 
Del believes that many homes and offices, having already addressed environmental issues, may want to consider extending their plans to the artistry hanging on their walls.

 

 

 

 

 

Del Foxton's "Elements in the Sun" Handmade Paper

Del Foxton’s “Elements in the Sun” Handmade Paper

 

 

Del describes herself as a, “contemporary Eco artist.  My artistry in Handmade Paper began with my belief in the saying that “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. When having to take our garbage to the local dump, I saw an opportunity to turn our paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations.”  In addition to Del finding her own recycled treasures, people are always dropping off leaves, plant clippings and other garden discards along with paper she can recycle.

 

 

Del Foxton's Handmade Paper "Turquoise Waters"

Del Foxton’s Handmade Paper “Turquoise Waters”

 

 

 

Del has been doodling since childhood and began her handmade paper explosion ten years ago.  Her bubbly personality compliments her outstanding, color-filled art pieces.  Some of Del’s pieces are painted while others use the “au natural” pigments  of her materials.  Her corporate background with the Sara Lee Corporation gives her the teaching skills she employs during her demonstrations and workshops.  Del is available to speak and demonstrate for local organizations.

 

 

Del Foxton's "Curiosity", Handmade Paper

Del Foxton’s “Curiosity”, Handmade Paper

 

Del tells The Rickie Report,  “For me, reusing nature is the source for my artistic inspiration. I experiment with different local leaves, flowers, seaweed and their combinations, mixed with recycled paper, to see what interesting paper will result. Being able to create a unique work of art from nature’s resources stirs my creative juices.  I feel fortunate to have entered into this broad field of handmade paper that for over 500 years was a closely guarded secret. I have found an art form that speaks to my soul.”

 

 

Del Foxton's "Pulp Fiction", Handmade Paper

Del Foxton’s “Pulp Fiction”, Handmade Paper

 

Del’s artistry can be found  at  The Arts Arena in Delray Beach and at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth.  She welcomes the opportunity to work with you to create special artworks that reflects your commitment to the environment.  “I’ll be happy to create unique Eco friendly artworks just for you”, she tells us.  Visit her website and you will see happy art patrons and their accolades for Del’s artistry.

 

For more information please contact:

Del Foxton  at delfoxton.com   or email delfoxton@gmail.com

Please view Del’s artistry at:

Artisans on the Ave.

www.artisansontheave.com

630 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, FL

or

The Arts Arena Gallery

 

www.theartsarenagallery.com

777 E. Atlantic    Delray Beach,FL

(In the shopping Plaza with Chico’s and Digs restaurant….just before Veteran’s Park. There is a good parking lot)

 

 

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio, Grand Bahama Island

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio, Grand Bahama Island

 

 

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

Global Call for Endangered Art Exhibit at Art Basel

What is “endangered”?  Ecosystems, animals, plants and the environment.  This is your opportunity to share your concern in the world of Art Basel – an International Art Fair in Miami.  The Rickie Report shared a Call to Artists last year, for Art Basel and the Endangered Art Show which benefits the Center for Great Apes.  The response was tremendous.  This year, we share this GLOBAL Call which has been expanded to Artwork, Photography and Wearable Art!  We urge everyone to respond and keep us posted so we can share your good news!  If your artwork does not relate to this subject and you know other artists who work does, please share this Call!

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES !

ENDANGERED ART FOR APES

ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, WEARABLE ART

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3rd

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Please see full details at http://www.art4apes.com

 

 

 

 

Knuckles

Knuckles

 

 

Meet Knuckles:

My Character:  Special, Inspirational, Engaging

My Birthday: October 4, 1999

My Story

Knuckles arrived at the Center for Great Apes from a California entertainment compound when he was only two years old. He was believed to have been affected with cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen during his birth. His challenges were motor and muscle control, a weakness on the left side, and a lazy eye that didn’t allow him to focus on things.

 

 

 

Most two-year-old chimpanzees swing around actively and climb to tall heights, but Knuckles could not climb and barely walked when he arrived. When he was placed somewhere, he would just sit there until someone moved him. Although he couldn’t easily feed himself, he would eat if someone fed him.

 

 

Early MRI tests and EEG scans suggested that he was not likely to advance much and would stay the same or get worse. However, Knuckles has made steady progress and our expectations for him are all good.

 

 

 

Center for Great Apes Sanctuary

Center for Great Apes Sanctuary

 

After years of help from several dedicated volunteers and staff… as well as therapy from occupational and physical therapists who donated their time to help Knuckles, he has learned to feed himself, climb up and down steps, and pull himself up on special swings to hang upside down and play. He walks wherever he wants to go and occasionally runs when playing games of chase with other chimpanzees. He is very aware and cognizant of activities around him, likes to play and be tickled, and is very affectionate.

 

 

From the time of his arrival, he was introduced to Grub’s group through the mesh while still an infant. Grub, Toddy, Kenya, Brooks, and Noelle seemed to know Knuckles was “special” and have always been gentle with him. He eventually began having play sessions one-on-one inside the habitat with each of these chimpanzees, and can now tolerate about an hour of play, grooming, and running before he is exhausted. Every day, Knuckles spends time with Grub’s group standing outside the habitat where they can see him and touch him. Grub and Noelle are especially good with Knuckles and spend sitting next to him frequently grooming him. When the little female chimpanzee Kodua arrived from Hollywood at age two, she was introduced to the then 5-year-old Knuckles, and she also became one of his frequent playmates.

 

 

Three-Story Chimp Habitat

Three-Story Chimp Habitat

 

Our goal has always been to get Knuckles to the point where he can have the companionship of other chimpanzees. Now an adolescent (and is more than 120 pounds), his therapy from staff is limited. But with the recent construction of a special indoor/outdoor enclosure suited to the needs of handicapped and geriatric apes, Knuckles has the opportunity to live in his own habitat where the other chimpanzees can spend all day next to him, or short periods inside the enclosure playing with him… or even overnight visits in Knuckles’ nighthouse.

 

Taking on the challenge of raising a severely handicapped chimpanzee had to be carefully considered when we were approached to take Knuckles at the sanctuary. But, he has continued to exceed most expectations of his potential and abilities and has enriched the lives of not only the chimpanzees he interacts with, but also the staff, volunteers, and visitors who have been inspired by him.

 

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Orangutans play in 25 foot tall arch with far reaching view

 

 

All proceeds, including entry fee, will go directly to the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees . This is a great opportunity for artists to highlight what they feel is ENDANGERED, be a part of the excitement of Art Basel week and support a wonderful sanctuary.

 

The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

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

 

MacArthur Park Art Exhibit Features Artist Jackie Brice In Honor Of Janet Heaton

How many of you know that MacArthur Beach State Park is an ART destination in Palm Beach County? The Rickie Report is eager to share their latest news, as Florida Hall of Fame artist, Jackie Brice shows her work at a special exhibit that will honor environmentalist and animal artist, Janet Heaton!  Read this Feature Story for more information about both artists and this wonder-filled area in our own backyard!

 

Florida Hall of Fame Artist

Jackie Brice to Exhibit

at

MacArthur Beach State Park

To Honor

 Janet Heaton, Animal artist

and Long-Time Environmentalist

Volunteer

 

MacArthur Nature Center

MacArthur Nature Center

Nature Center

9 – 5 daily  through May 17, 2013

 

Starting April 10, 2013 MacArthur Beach State Park will be exhibiting and selling works from Florida Hall of Fame Artist, Jackie Brice.   Ms. Brice’s works will be displayed in the Nature Center from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily until May 17, 2013.

 

Jackie Brice

Jackie Brice

Brice’s exquisite paintings capture the essence of the beautiful Florida landscape.  She has painted landscapes in the Florida Keys to the St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge and many in between.  She believes that the greatest tool for a landscape artist is painting outdoors and that the artist must take the time and effort to truly study its subject.  Ms. Brice’s subject for the past 47 years has been Florida.  She has painstakingly studied Florida’s landscape, foliage, and light and her commitment shows when the viewer is transported to the beautiful locations she has visited and painted.

 

Golden Afternoon by Jackie Brice

Golden Afternoon by Jackie Brice

“My desire is to accomplish not only a true landscape painting but also a feeling,” says Ms. Brice.  “When a person views a scene on canvas that I’ve seen on location, I want that person to be able to place himself or herself there,” she adds.

Jackie Brice, a native Floridian, is an award winning professional artist who has been painting since 1967.  She studied for 11 years with her mentor and friend, A.E. Backus.  Prior to her work with Backus, she studied for 10 years with Vela Boss of Miami, Florida.  Her paintings appear in the permanent collections of many prominent Floridians, including Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and Mrs. Jeff Atwater, Sen. and Mrs. Bob Graham, and Rep. Clay Shaw.  

Cypress Reflection by Jackie Brice

Cypress Reflection by Jackie Brice

Jackie’s paintings can also be found in the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century in Washington D.C., the U.S. Sugar Corporation, the collections of the President and Vice President of Guatemala, and in the White House Christmas Tree Ornament Collection.  On March 21, 2012,  Ms. Brice was inducted in the “Florida Artist Hall of Fame.”

Fahahatchee Moon by Jackie Brice

Fahahatchee Moon by Jackie Brice

 

All art shows at MacArthur Beach State Park benefit the Natural Science Education Fund.  The Fund was established to ensure the sustainability of the Natural Science programs, which positively impact the lives of thousands of children and adults by providing them the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate our natural world.

 

Education Hallway

Education Hallway

 

MacArthur Beach State Park Names

Janet Heaton 2013 Environmental Champion

 

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park has announced the winner of its Environmental Champion award as part of its upcoming NatureScaping and Dark Skies Festival, Janet Heaton.  Janet received the award at the NatureScaping event on March 16, 2013.

Janet Heaton and Art Carlton

Janet Heaton and Art Carlton

 

Janet Heaton has been involved in the animal artist community and specifically at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park for more than 20 years.  Through her immense efforts and countless volunteer hours she has raised more than $250,000 for the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and established the park as a venue for animal and wildlife art exhibition and appreciation.

 

Participants at a Workshop

Participants at a Workshop

Since 1990 she has organized exhibitions in the park featuring more than 100 artists and local and international art societies. Janet was the founder of Natural Selections Art Exhibition and Sale, a 10 year biennial event at the park by the International Society of Animal Artists. She has introduced new artists to the park who have, in turn, donated many of their volunteer hours to enhancing the exhibit hall and providing high end art, jewelry and wearable art in the Gift shop.

 

Red Winged Frenzy by Janet Heaton

Red Winged Frenzy by Janet Heaton

Janet laughs as she tells The Rickie Report in an exclusive interview, that she started this endeavor when  Park Ranger, Leni Bane and a friend, Kim Chase wanted to generate some revenue for the young park back in 1993.  All I said was  “If you need any help let me know.”    It took her and a full committee over a  year to put together a well-thought-out juried show.   She explains, “The art was juried in New York under the auspices of the Society of Animal Artists.  We wanted to keep it as an exhibition and sale and have done our Biennial Show ever since.”  

 

Classroom

Classroom

TRR:  We share Janet’s comments with our readers not only because they give us insight into the person she is, but they frame the time during which she accomplished so much with so little support which we take for granted now.

 

When Art (Carton) called to say that I had won the Environmental Award…I was stunned and very honored at the same time. I thank you for this prestigious award and I will only accept it on behalf of the multitude of people that are responsible for me standing here today.

The people that I speak of:

The Park Staff

Volunteers

Board members of the Friends…

And a very supporting Community

You now know how I became involved….well… that is when all of these tremendous people stepped up to the plate to offer their time and service.

The idea of an exhibition/sale with the Society of Animal Artists came to me when meeting with Leni and Kim Chase in 1992.  As a member of the society, I knew the artists’ work and thought to have their work represented here would be a perfect fit for the Park.  I knew that the artists would be eager to participate since there was the possibility of selling something.

I will give you an overview and a little insight (of just one year’s work) as to what it took to bring these shows to the community….always with an unknown result and there were 5 separate occasions for the Natural Selections events.

 After the Board voted to hold the event, contact was made with the Society of Animal Artist to secure a contract.

A Budget was determined for the event.  Our Board selected a General Chairman…me…

We then created committees and assigned duties. Committees consisted of : Advertising and promotion – involved contacting magazine, newspapers, radio, various organizations, TV cable networks, …one Public Srvice Announcement ran for a year after the show was over…I think because the visuals of the art work were so pleasing.  Leni had her hands full on this committee writing press releases, articles and securing volunteers to distribute flyers and posters.

Auction… me… was able to secure several pieces of Artwork for each event from the artist/exhibitors to be auctioned at the openings by a professional Auctioneer…volunteers were trained to help with auction.  The auctions proved to be successful as one year…a painting of John Felsing’s sold at auction for $25,000.

Kim Chase was actively involved with the Design and printing of invitations, posters, flyers, catalogues.  Biographies of exhibiting artists were created.

Time lines were a must not only for us but because of the artist’s schedules to submit work to be juried by the Society.  The jurors meet and decide and then inform the artist which pieces should be shipped….if they were selected to exhibit. This can take at least 6-8 weeks.. At this point…there is one other person that I could not have done without…. my girl Friday on Tuesdays…Tesa Dytrych

Logistics – responsible for hanging the show – My dear friend who passed away several years ago, Gerry Hamzik was responsible to for creating an  inviting gallery for the artists and viewers. The Exhibit room, Theatre and Lobby were dismantled to incorporate the art that arrived which involved  The Park Staff in a big way….they worked tirelessly through out the year basically with every committee – no task was too large or too small for them and always with a can do attitude. They even made pedestals for the sculpture and arranged lighting.  The Logistic committee was also in charge of the tram schedule, receiving, cataloging and shipping of art work and of all things…the physical arrangement of reception. That is a story in its self.  Receiving crates of artwork, filling out a condition report and finding a place to keep the boxes and crates of 90 – 125 art works was next to impossible but they did it  After the show, returning the work to the artist according to their specifications was a daunting task.  Ask Larry Harjehousen.  That is a story in its self.

Mailing – monumental task of creating, maintaining a mailing list and mailing of invitations…EJ at one point – in maybe the third show..said there is a company that can compile a list with address ON A COMPUTER.  It was a god send.  I believe that at the beginning we sent out 3000 invitations…

Reception – secure Caterer – worked with auctioneer, contracted entertainment, worked with logistic committee, secured volunteer greeters.

Sponsorship – searched for companies or indivduals willing to underwrite the event.

Volunteers – were involved in every aspect of the event…even husbands and wives of Board members….Don Bane knows about that.  I trained volunteers to be docents and there was NEVER an hour that there was not a volunteer in each room greeting and talking with the guest about the art that they were seeing…they were knowledgeable about the artist since books were created with their biographies and the type of work that they did and they also encouraged the visitor to purchase to benefit the park.

One big thing to remember is:  at that time in our lives…1992….we had no computers, only the latest fax machine…with thermal paper and no way to send digital images if we even had them which we didn’t…everything was snail mail and/or telephone/fax.

I have to interject this funny little story…about Leni…Half way into the year with the work that had been done…Leni said to me….Janet, what if nobody comes….I said Oh Leni, don’t worry about that…they will come.  And after the art work arrived…she said….Janet, what if nobody buys anything.  And I said, Leni don’t worry we will sell…little did she know that I had no clue either!  I just had to stay positive and happy.

Each committee reported at the monthly Board meetings…sometimes the meetings lasted over 2 hours…the last month prior to the opening…we held meetings WEEKLY for several hours…! I think the Board was ready to kill me…but they were delighted with the now transformed Nature Center into a gallery of beautiful works of art and they were eager to get the show on the road.

The first show was financially successful selling over $90,000 of art work.  Long after the show was over, visitors would often ask if we were going to have “The Art Show again”.  Since nothing succeeds like success…we took a year off to let the Park get back to normal, take a breather ourselves and then started in again on the year long planning and work ahead.  This occurred 5 times… benefiting the Park with $250,000 to begin their projects So we must draw the conclusion that this Park has never been afraid of hard work and plenty of planning…it still exists today and is what makes John D. MacArthur Beach State Park a jewel in the crown of Florida State Parks.

 

Kids Center

Kids Center

Janet is an accomplished artist and tireless volunteer who truly loves the park.  In addition to her artistic endeavors on behalf of the Park and Palm Beach County community, she has been a dedicated and creative member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and the Nature Foundation.

 

Seagrapes by Janet Heaton

Seagrapes by Janet Heaton

Florida native, Janet Heaton has been fascinated by nature all of her life. The images that dominate her artistic endeavors are birds and mammals of Africa and North America. Heaton has traveled to many parts of Africa and India to photograph, paint and research her wildlife subjects. “Given a choice of any subject in the world, I would select the African elephant without hesitation”, she says.

Samuru Elephants by Janet Heaton

Samburu Elephants by Janet Heaton

Heaton tells The Rickie Report, “I was around 40 and my children were in school.  A neighbor  who owned an art gallery invited me to come and paint.  I had no formal training and was really intimidated!  I started off with oil paintings of nighthawks and with the support of my friends and family members, I moved on to animals.  Then my work started selling.  I remember bringing two framed pieces of my elephants to Perry Como’s wife.”

Tricolored Splendor by Janet Heaton

Tricolored Splendor by Janet Heaton

Janet enjoys using watercolor, oil and pastel to portray the animals She says, “Each medium produces different results…from the very delicate to the strongest and most powerful animal. I find that  the subject lends itself to a particular medium.”

 

 Janet tells The Rickie Report about one of her 14 trips to Africa.  She spent time there to do research as well as take photographs. At one point, a rogue male elephant tried to charge a group of photographers, which included Janet’s brother, earlier in the day.   While Janet was with her team later in the day, this same elephant began chasing them!  Her driver went zigging and zagging through the bush to try to get away, but the elephant kept coming!  Janet says, “Let me tell you that 10 minutes feels like a life time, until he just finally stopped!”

 

Resting Cheetah by Janet Heaton

Resting Cheetah by Janet Heaton

When asked what she would like to see for the future of MacArthur Beach State Park and Nature Foundation, Janet was direct as well as philosophical.  “People cannot live without art.  It is part of our human nature.  I want people to realize that coming to MacArthur is no different than going to a museum or gallery when they want to experience art.  The gallery within the Park gives you an innate feeling of sharing art with everyone.  Come.  Look.  Open your eyes.  Art is more than entertainment.  Art is part of your life!  I want people to know that MacArthur provides an opportunity and insight to see animals in their environment.  I hope people will buy pieces of art so they live with them.  Art is more than just seeing on walls of a gallery or museum.  I believe everyone can paint – they just have to try!  I want to encourage people to get out and experience the physical world…see how a tree makes a shadow… how a branch moves as a bird take off…how the leaves blow in the wind.”

Strolling Ibis

Strolling Ibis

 

Heaton has received numerous awards and recognition for her animal art and photography and has exhibited at national and international museums. Her collectors are located throughout the United States, as well as Europe and Africa.

 

Good Grief by Janet Heaton

Good Grief by Janet Heaton

As a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, Florida Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of American and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, she has exhibited from New York City’s National Arts Club to East Africa’s Mount Kenya Safari Club. Heaton is also included in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

Salt Frenzy by Janet Heaton

Salt Frenzy by Janet Heaton

Janet is an environmental champion.  She knows the Real Florida. She has lived it.  By introducing others through the medium of art to the Real Florida, she is helping to preserve our heritage.

Janet Heaton with MacArthur Bust

Janet Heaton with MacArthur Bust

About John D.MacArthur Beach State Park:

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Palm Beach County’s only state park, is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon.  The Park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and contains four different communities or habitats including seven species of plants and twenty-two species of animals on the endangered or threatened list.  MacArthur Beach is truly an “Island in Time.”

Looking into the Tanks

Looking into the Tanks

 

Janice Kerber tells us more about the The Nature Classroom.   “It 

is a wonderful outdoor learning experience, in an 

environment that exists nowhere else in Palm Beach County. Our programs are designed to meet the Next Generation Science Standards for kindergarten through grade 12. Each program combines exploration of the area, and age-appropriate hands-on activities and may include a tour of the environmental exhibits. Our goal is to instill an understanding of and appreciation for coastal southeast Florida’s plant and animal communities.”

Janice  explains, ” So far this year we have served 3,275 children.  For the 2011-2012 school term we served 3558- we will exceed this number in mid- April with a full calendar until May 29th. “

The Rickie Report urges you to go and experience the wonders we have in our backyard.  Nature, art, environment and education.  MacArthur Beach State Park offers so much!

 

To reach Janet Heaton email  Heatonstudio@aol.com  or   www.paintingsofwildlife.com.   For more information about MacArthur State Beach Park contact:  Cheryl A. Houghtelin  Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park  561.776.7449  cheryl@macarthurbeach.org  www.macarthurbeach.org

 

 

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

America’s Top Underwater Photographer Presents: Sharks

Chris Guglielmo, or just “Gug” for short, is widely considered America’s top underwater photographer. He was named “Environmental Photographer of the Year” in 2011.  The Rickie Report wants to see you at his gallery in Fort Lauderdale, as he discusses the ocean’s most misunderstood inhabitants, sharks.  Read this article for details about Gug, his important conservation work and what promises to be an amazing event!  We think this is a great family opportunity!!

 

GUG Underwater Gallery Presents:

A Benefit for:

Shark Savers

 

Saturday March 2nd  7:00 – 10:00 pm

Please RSVP by March 1st:  954-579-8096

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Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark

  • $10 suggested donation at the door goes entirely to Shark Savers
  • 20% of all art sales from the evening will also be donated to Shark Savers
  • Wine and appetizers will be served.
  • Gug will release a new shark limited edition
  • There will be a raffle away a huge 60×40 gallery wrap canvas with all proceeds going to Shark Savers.

 

The event will be held at the Gug Underwater Gallery at 1519 E Commercial Blvd in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday March 2 from 7pm until 10pm.  Dress is casual and family and friends are all welcome.

Shark in the Dark

Shark in the Dark

Chris Guglielmo, or just “Gug” for short, is widely considered America’s top underwater photographer.  He has written for and had images published in numerous publications worldwide, has been displayed in several of the world’s most prestigious museums, and has over 40 major photography awards to his credit.

 

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Gug recently opened his flagship art gallery in Fort Lauderdale to showcase his body of work, which includes images from more than 40 countries.  Gug is an active conservationist and he is always looking for ways to use his art as a teaching tool to help the public understand the importance of the oceans, and its most misunderstood inhabitants: sharks.Scaloped Hammerheads

Scaloped Hammerheads

Gug Underwater Gallery will be hosting a special event to benefit Shark Savers.  Shark Savers is a non-profit with over 25,000 members whose mission is to save the world’s dwindling shark and manta populations through education, establishing sanctuaries, fighting against the shark-fin trade, and by empowering divers as advocates and citizen scientists for sharks.

 

The Rickie Report sees the importance of educating everyone about the need for a balanced ecosystem, which includes sharks.    Here is a brief excerpt from their website:www.sharksavers.org    We hope you will read more about their important mission.

“OUR MISSION:

TO SAVE SHARKS AND MANTAS

Shark Savers is dedicated to saving sharks and mantas through building awareness, education, and action.

Founded in 2007 by divers with a shared passion, our mission is to save the world’s dwindling shark and manta populations. Today, more than 25,000 members from 99 nations share that passion.

Focusing on action and results, Shark Savers’ programs result in more protections for sharks and mantas, locally and globally. By leveraging broad professional experience and ocean expertise, Shark Savers brings this important issue to the public in many compelling forms, motivating people to stop consuming sharks and shark fin soup, working for the creation of shark sanctuaries and improved regulations, and empowering divers as advocates and citizen scientists for sharks.”

 

For more information email Suzanne miami@gugunderwater.com or call

954-579-8096.   RSVP to Suzanne at miami@gugunderwater.com by March 1.”

 

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Sharks in Motion

For more information Chris Gug Fine Art Photographer of the Underwater World Gallery located at: 1519 E. Commercial Blvd.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334 
Gallery: 954-579-8096  Cell: 813-368-1826
  www.GugUnderwater.com     Facebook.com/GugUnderwater
Twitter.com/GugUnderwater     YouTube.com/GugUnderwater

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Getting Your Work Published Part II

The Rickie Report is waiting to hear from those of you who get the nod to be included in any of these publications!   Welcome to Getting Your Published Part II.  More to follow. 

Stampington Company

www.stampington.com

Stampington & Company offers anyone the opportunity to get their creations published in our standing or special publications. For all publications, please follow the General Artwork Submission Guidelines as follows:
GENERAL ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All artwork must arrive at our offices on or before the published deadlines.  We prefer submissions of original art.  If original art is not available, our next preference is hi-res digital images (300 dpi at 8½” x 10″).  If hi-res digital images are not available, we will very rarely consider professional-quality transparencies or color slides.  Color-copy submissions are not accepted.

All artwork must be identified with the artist’s name, address, e-mail and phone number clearly printed on a label attached to each sample.  As artwork often gets separated from instructions during our selection process, we ask that you also inscribe your name and address somewhere on each piece of art.  If you desire acknowledgment of artwork receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

For  collaborative projects, it is the responsibility of the submitting artist to obtain permission from each participant prior to submission.  In addition, each  piece of the collaborative must be labeled with contact information of the artist who created it.  Please be aware that the collaborative project in its entirety will only be returned to the submitting artist and must have sufficient return postage.

If the artwork is three-dimensional, please attach your identification with a removable string, or pack the sample in a plastic bag with your identification. Artwork without proper identification will not be considered

Depending on the publication, concise yet thorough instructions must accompany each art sample. Attach individual sample instructions to each piece of artwork and include credits for art stamp images used, as well as any other products of note. If you are able, please keep an electronic version of your instructions, as you may be requested to send those in if your work is selected for publication.  Please send submissions to: (Name of Magazine Title)   22992 Mill Creek, Suite B   Laguna Hills, CA 92653ARTWORK MANAGEMENT POLICY Sometimes, a piece of artwork submitted for one issue may be better suited for an upcoming issue. Other times, submissions are forwarded for consideration to the editors of our sister publications. For these reasons we may hold your sample for an extended period of time — 9-12 months is common.Rest assured that we will take excellent care of your artwork, but Stampington cannot be held responsible for damage or loss due to circumstances beyond our control. In the meantime, if you move, please send a postcard or e-mail to the editor with your new address.Due to the large volume of artwork we receive, Somerset Studio will return only those submissions accompanied by sufficient postage in the form of cash, check or money order made out to Stampington & Company.  We can not offer delivery confirmation; however, we are happy to put insurance on the submission. If you wish to have your artwork insured for the return journey, please include sufficient funds and indicate your preference in a postcard or letter enclosed with your submission. Please do not attach postage to packaging, and do not send loose postage stamps. Contributors from outside the US, please send cash, check, or money order in US funds to Stampington & Company.
For those titles that run feature articles, please see the following Writers’ Submission Guidelines:
WRITERS’ SUBMISSION GUIDELINESIf you have a unique artistic technique you’d like to share with others, please send samples of your artwork accompanied by a query letter outlining your article idea to the respective Managing Editor at:(Name of Magazine Title) 22992 Mill Creek, Suite B    Laguna Hills, CA 92653.  Managing editors also welcome brief e-mail queries. (E-mail address can be found on the masthead of each publication.)  No telephone calls, please.  Please note that the artwork itself often sells the article. Managing editors seek first-rate projects and encourage artists who have not published articles before to submit ideas, as editorial assistance will be provided. Competitive editorial compensation is provided for all published articles.Depending on which magazine you are most interested in submitting artwork to, you are encouraged to review any additional guidelines that are unique to each magazine, which are published in each issue of all standing titles.

Belle Armoire Jewelry 

          If you’d like to share your inspiration and detailed how-to instruction for creating beautiful jewelry with readers, we want to hear from you. Belle Armoire Jewelry covers a broad range of mediums, from art clay to polymer clay to found object to fiber to wire to beads and much, much more. Whether you are a creator of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, pendants, rings or other jewelry, we welcome you to submit your artwork for consideration of publication. Deadline for artwork to be received: Quarterly every October 15th, January 15th, April 15th, and July 15th.

Somerset Life

The Magic of Flour Sack Towels:  I’ve always been charmed by the timeless beauty of a simple flour sack  towel. I have a large stack of them under my sink to use in my kitchen,  and I’m sure many of you do too. For this challenge, we want to see you  take the flour sack out of the kitchen, and bring it into your everyday  life. They can easily be dyed, or ripped apart to make great fabric  strips. What can you do with them? We can’t wait to see. We’ll publish  our favorites in our Summer issue. Deadline: February 15, 2012

Celebrations of Life Summertime Fun:   This year, we’re looking for all things Summer. Do you have a creative  way to pack your beach towel? Do you make fun covers for all of your  summertime reads? Will you throw a party to celebrate the Fourth of  July? We hope you love Summer as much as we do, and will celebrate it  with us by sending in your best summertime ideas. Deadline: February 15, 2012

Welcome to Your Nest Kits:   We were so charmed by the kit Kristen Robinson developed for her new  neighbors that we thought it’d be fun to see what other items our  readers would include. Put your spin on Kristen’s idea and send us the  results. Deadline: February 15, 2012

Locales of Intrigue  This special department features stories about truly unique stores and boutiques across the globe. Stores that would like to be featured in this department are asked to submit digital images of the store with a brief written query to the Editor-in- Chief. If the submission is accepted, professional hi-resolution digital images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″) will need to be furnished by the store. Deadline: Ongoing.

Life Creative Spaces   Where do you create? Whether it’s a small table or breakfast nook, cleared-out closet, or an actual room dedicated as your creative studio, we want to peek inside. If you think your creative space is something that Somerset Life readers would like to learn more about, please submit digital images of your space with a brief written query to the Editor- in-Chief at someditor@somersetstudio.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to furnish professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″). Deadline: Ongoing.

Mood Boards   Artists frequently create mood boards that contain scraps of paper or fabric or other assorted elements that they like to display on a wall or a large piece of cardboard or foam core. These boards provide a ground from which ideas for projects come alive. Aside from their functionality, mood boards can become incorporated as part of the décor. Please submit digital images of your mood boards with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to either furnish the actual mood board or to provide professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″). Deadline: Ongoing.

Artful Kits    We all love to collect papers, ribbons, embellishments, and other bits and bobs. More fun than collecting specific elements is finding creative ways to juxtapose the pieces together to create unique kits. Whether you create them to give away or to sell or offer to students in a workshop setting, we’d like to see your favorite kits. Please send in kit samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines. Deadline: Ongoing.

Miscellany    Sometimes, an image of something lovely is all we need to feel inspired. Have you taken a photo of something that makes you feel inspired? Perhaps it is a photo of your collection of vintage handkerchiefs. Or an old stack of books. Or your treasured stash of ribbons. Please submit your favorite digital images (5″ x 7″ @ 300 dpi) to be considered for Somerset Life’s special Miscellany department to the Editor-in-Chief.

Seasonal: We also encourage general submissions centered around the seasons.

  • Submissions for New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and other winter-related celebrations need to arrive every August 15th.
  • Submissions for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other spring-related celebrations need to arrive every November 15th.
  • Submissions for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and other autumn/winter-related celebrations need to arrive every May 15th.

Take 10

We are looking for quick and easy stamped cards for this best-selling magazine. Send us your “ten minutes or less” artwork in any style, theme or color and we’ll send you a free issue if your artwork is published. (Due to the volume of submissions, artwork submitted to Take Ten will not be returned.) Deadline: Ongoing.

Quick & Easy Stamped Projects   Here at Take Ten, we are always on the lookout for quick and easy stamping techniques — but that’s not limited to cards! We’d love to see what you can create when you go beyond cards. Pick up your stamps, give yourself 10 minutes, and see what interesting stamped projects you can come up with. From tags and boxes to frames and gift bags, we want to see it all! Send us your best for a chance to be published in an upcoming issue of this quarterly publication. Deadline: Ongoing.

Artful Journaling

In every semi-annual issue of Art Journaling, artists open their journals and share creative techniques for capturing their emotions. From stamping and collage art to painting and sketching, each journal is filled with innovative techniques and inspirational stories. If you have an art journal that you would like to share with our readers, we would love to hear from you.

Create With Me

Experience the joy of bringing art into a child’s life with Create With Me. Create With Me is raising the bar by featuring Somerset-quality artwork made by both adults and children. Through easy-to-follow techniques, helpful tips and resources for artistic parents, this magazine is sure to inspire artists of all ages. If you would like to share your love of art with a child in your life, we would love to see the results. Whether you create a piece together, or create coordinating projects side-by-side, please send in your artwork for possible publication. Stitched, painted or altered, we want to see it all! Deadline for artwork to be received: Semiannually every February 15th and August 15th.

Haute Handbag

How do you carry it? That’s the question Somerset Studio would like to help answer through our new and exciting special publication titled Haute Handbags. Whether we use purses, clutches, totes, portfolios, sacks, bags, or attachés, there are many styles made with an astounding array of materials emerging from all corners of the creative world – all vying to be carried and used with style. You are welcome to construct a bag from scratch, or to purchase one that you embellish and alter with paints, beads, rubber stamps, ribbons, buttons, transparencies, and more. No medium or material is ruled out so use your imagination to make bags of leather, wool, fabric, paper, plastic, wood, glass, or any other materials that you love. Deadline for artwork to be received: Semi-annually every November 15th, and May 15th.

Green Craft

Finding creative uses for old items is nothing new to artists, but the spirit of preserving the planet is more important than ever before and GreenCraft Magazine is here to honor and inspire those who find artistic applications for normally discarded resources. GreenCraft will provide ideas for repurposing trash to treasure by showcasing projects where waste is repurposed into ecologically chic creations. So … have you found a use for cardboard rolls left over from paper towels? Have you cut up an old T-shirt and knitted it into a purse? Have you taken a burned-out light bulb and made it into a beautiful flower vase? Have you transformed old board games into notebooks? Then we want to hear from you! Submit your recycled, reused and repurposed items to GreenCraft Magazine today! Deadline for artwork to be received: Semi-Annually every September 15th & March 15th.

For coverage of your events, listing of announcements in our events section, 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