Fuel Your Artistic Flames With Vicki Siegel’s 2 Day Workshops With Fun, New Techniques And Knowledge

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with 2 day workshops. Sign up for her 2 day workshops AND see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows.   Be energized and learn new techniques!   Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP). Her in depth knowledge of acrylic paint will inspire you.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these Two Day Workshops at Two Different Locations and SOLO Exhibition .

 

 

 

 

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WORKSHOPS    &    EXHIBITIONS

These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways. Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki is a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP). Her in depth knowledge of acrylic paint will inspire you.

 

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“Uncharted”Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

Working in Layers Workshop

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

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“What’s Up?” by Vicki Siegel

Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
 Friday/Saturday January 13 -14, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
  Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 ext. 478 
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

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“Behind the Smile”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 10-11, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon) 
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery
Friday/Saturday April 21- 22, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315 Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Weekly Art Instruction with Vicki Siegel

Vicki is an inspiring painting instructor!  Join one of her three weekly classes:

Armory Art Center:
Exploring Acrylics Tuesdays 1:30-4:30 To register; 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org

 

Delray Center for the Arts:

FUNdamentals of Painting 9-12pm Thursday
To register: http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/painting-fundamentals/

 

Exploring Painting All media 1-4 pm Thursday
To register: http://oldschoolsquare.org/learning/art-classes/painting/exploring-painting/

 

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Upcoming Show:

 

“Now and Then”
SOLO Exhibit of Paintings by Vicki Siegel

Meet and Greet:

Friday March 17, 2017

6-8pm

Exhibit runs March 6th– April 20th, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall,

10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

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“Alternate Reality” by Vicki Siegel

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. Her work combines painting and photography together. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information please contact:

vickisiegelart@gmail.com

vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Invites You To “Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Show”

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—”Art 2016″ brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. The Free Opening Reception takes place on February 11th.  Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to see what the excitement is all about!

 

 

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Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony  

Thursday, February 11, 2016  

4-6 pm  

 

Free, but please RSVP  561.558.2520

The exhibit runs through March 17

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

 

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“Attitude” by Sydelle Lazar

 

 

 

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. Winners of the Art 2016 Biennial Juried Competition will be announced on Thursday, February 11th, at the Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m., at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. The competition, which drew 432 submissions from around the country, includes original paintings, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, fine beaded jewelry, sculptures and photographs.

 

 

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“Explorations in Blue” by Caryn Kabat

 

 

 

“Art 2016”, founded and sponsored by Sylvia Rosen over twenty years ago, is held every other year. Walter O’Neill, Director of the Art School at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, judged this year’s competition. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. and include: Best in Show ($1,000), Craft Art Award ($500); 3 Awards of Merit ($250 each) and 3 Honorable Mentions. The reception is free and open to the public—RSVP to 561-558-2520. The exhibit runs through March 17.

 

 

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“Reminisce” by Deborah Rader

 

 

 

 

 

From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—Art 2016 brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.

 

 

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“Awesome Table” by Erik Kucera

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

 

 

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“Naamah portrait” by Benjamin Kenagan

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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“On the Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.
www.levisjcc.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

Fuel Your Artistic Fire With Vicki Siegel’s Workshops And Enjoy Her New Exhibits!

Artist Vicki Siegel will fuel your artistic flames with new 2 day workshops!  Vicki Siegel invites you to join her in a frenzy of art activity. Sign up for her new 2 day workshops AND see her new paintings at one of her upcoming shows.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these Two Day Workshops at Two Locations and Shows.  Be inspired and learn new techniques!

 

 

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These fast paced workshops will get you creating and understanding how to work with acrylic paint. You will create new works and get a chance to try new materials and use ones you know in new ways. Vicki Siegel’s nurturing teaching style and in depth demonstrations will take you through these fast paced and fun workshops. Vicki has just returned from training sessions with Golden Artist Colors where she became a Golden Artist Educator, (GAEP).

 

 

 

 

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“Alternate Reality”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Working in Layers Workshops

You will learn exciting new approaches to using acrylic products for layering and creating rich and complex surfaces. Artists working in all media and any abstract or representational style will benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Gels, pastes, acrylic skins, masking, stencils, image transfers, transparent and translucency will be explained. You will also learn to incorporate personal imagery. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will benefit from the information packed demonstrations. There will be a lunch hour talk and slide show on Friday; bring a bag lunch. See the registrar for a supply list. Vicki will be bringing great tools and specialty paints for you to try.

 

 

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“Behind the Smile”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

 

Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Friday/Saturday January 8 – 9, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $315, 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Layers and Expressive Acrylic Paint PW3.5a

 

 

 

Powerful Acrylic Paint Layers: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday January 15 -16, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
www.oldschoolsquare.org/events/powerful-acrylic-paint-layers/

 

 

 

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“Bubbling Up”, Acrylic by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

Working With Photographic Images Workshops

If you are a painter who wants to include photographic images into your work, or a photographer who wants to try painting, this workshop will inspire you. You will learn how to collage images, layer acrylic paints, glaze, enhance and texture your photographic images. Creating image transfers will be explained in detail. Whether a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will be inspired by the information packed demonstrations. Contact the registrar for the supply list. There will be a lunch hour lecture and slide show for people who want to bring a brown bag lunch on Friday.

 

 

Surfaces, Layers and Photographic Imagery: Old School Square Center for the Arts, Delray Beach, FL
Friday/Saturday March 4-5, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $315, Old School Square; 561-243-7922, ext. 317 (Ann) or ext. 478 (Sharon)
http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/surfaces-layers-and-photographic-imagery/

 

 

Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers and Photographic Imagery
Friday/Saturday April 1- 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach
Cost: $315  Call to register: 561 832-1776 or www.Armoryart.org
Painted Surfaces, Revealing Layers PW4.5a

 

 

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“See it Coming”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

 

Woman: Untitled, Group Exhibition

January 15 through March 12, 2016

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

Blurring Distinctions

Opening Reception: Tuesday Feb 16th 5:30-7:30pm.

February 16th – March 18th, 2016 

Vicki Siegel paintings and sculpture and Leora Stewart fiber works

Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

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“Love Conquers”, Acrylic and image transfer by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists, and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Vickisiegelart.com
vickisiegel@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Down The Rabbit Hole” Showcases Imagination And Fantasy At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery creates a Magical, Fantastical Family Wonderland with “Down The Rabbit Hole” inside the gallery from mid-December through the New Year. Beginning December 18th, Step through a huge Rabbit Hole into a land of wonder, filled with well known creatures, as well as those who have just emerged from the Magical Minds of gallery artists Vandy and Sara. Parents, grandparents and children can hunt through this land for tokens to keep; tokens that will transport them into an alternate universe. This event is free to the public with lots of free parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY

PRESENTS:

“Down The Rabbit Hole”

Featuring:

Vandy and Sara

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 18th  6 – 10 pm

Exhibit runs through January 6th

Gallery Hours:

 Sunday thru Tuesday: 10AM-5PM Wednesday thru Saturday: 10AM-10PM

Gallery Openings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between

 

15 South J Street  Lake Worth, FL
(215)205-9441

 

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Gallery owner, Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “Rather than try to compete with all of the holiday commercialism going on all around, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery has decided to create a space in the gallery for families to come to visit that will be fun, stoke the imagination and allow them to share fantasy through interaction with the arts. “Down the Rabbit Hole” is our way of thanking the community and friends for their kindness,  support, and passing the arts on to our next generations”.

 

 

 

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“The Rabbit Hole Grows Cold” by Vandy

 

Are you looking for a Tea Party? There may be one, if you take the right path. Artists throughout the gallery will be contributing to the Majik of this event with many big and little surprises. As always, there will be foods and beverages befitting the event; mouthwatering enough to tickle your palate.

 

 

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“Apkalu” by Vandy

 

 

 

 Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is located at 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth. Call ahead if you are bringing a group.

 

 

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“Along Came A Spider” by Vandy

 

 
Alice had no idea what she birthed when she took a header down that rabbit hole. She inspired hundreds of artists to run with the images she conjured up through her ramblings in Wonderland. Vandy and Sara explore areas of this land never before seen; the nooks and crannies of a land far beyond where Alice’s travels took her. Giant birds’ nests, alien critters, “Drink Me” vials and “Eat Me’ plates will be present.

 

 

 

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“Universe” by Vandy

Vandy, a leading Folk Artist for decades, has gained recognition for her Papier Mache works, whimsical and colorful. Collectors say they rival the finest works found in New York Galleries. In past lives, she air-brushed motorcycles, painted (and still paints) finely rendered renditions of her imagination, and has been part of a life sized puppetry ensemble. With commissioned works through the gallery, to sales, of her already Majikal creations, Vandy has long been recognized as a leader in the South Florida Avant Garde arts cadre. 

 

 

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“Crystal Ball Cat” by Vandy

 

 

 

Vandy tells The Rickie Report, “My common thread is color and light. I work with all mediums and styles. I‘ve been creating since my earliest days. I have shown in galleries in the three County area and done commission work for private collections in eight states.  There is nothing I won’t paint… walls, furniture, plants..even the cats if they hold still long enough. I create art that has practical uses as well as being decorative. Evoking emotion with color is my definition of art”.

 

 

 

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“Nest” created by Sara McLennand will be human-sized

Sara McLennand has gained fame as a fine arts quilter with photographs of her works published in prominent art books and magazines. Her love for the natural realm has long inspired creations of large, encaustic coated, frond and seed tableaus, and mixed media paintings. Her largest pieces now hang in the homes of prominent collectors. Teaming with Vandy on this Majikal journey, Sara will be producing an number of enormous natural works; ones that could ONLY be found around the entrance of the Rabbit Hole.

 

 

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“Three Seeds” by Sara McLennand

 

 

 

Sara tells The Rickie Report, “The inspiration for my work is all around me, and within me. The foundation for this body of work is recycled from nature, and usually reflective of the beauty and elegance of women. These graceful shapes cast a seductive message inviting the viewer to look a little closer; and stop for a minute; get to know me”.

 

 

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“Flat Top” by Sara McLennand

“Plant material is gathered, manipulated, dried and coated with encaustic medium, a mixture of beeswax and Damar resin. The plant material is paired with elements of photography, wire, text, found objects and occasionally pieces of children’s art. The encaustic medium adds another dimension to the existing shapes and rich colors in the plant material, giving it leather-like appearance and smoothness. I love the way it coats and pools on the piece. The found objects add a bit of fun or commentary”, Sara explains.  The pieces in this body of work vary in size from 5 inches square to over 4 feet in height. The largest works are also 18” deep.

 

 

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“Milkweed” by Sara McLennand

 
Sara’s background is filled with a passion for fiber and textiles. As a previous quilt artist, her work has been published, included in the Library of Congress, and won awards from the American Quilters Society, and Land’s End.  She tells us, “I am currently exploring encaustic wax and mixed media, and the endless possibilities. Although I will always have a love & connection for plant material, future works will also explore elements of photography and manipulation with encaustic”.

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information contact Joyce Brown, Joyce@Flamingoclaystudio.org

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.

The Gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

The Studio is located at 216 South F Street with studio opportunities and workspace for 3-D Artists

Call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or email: JCLay6@aol.com Gallery phone: 561-588-8344 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Lori Axelrod Teaches Polymer Workshops At Bootz Culture Camp

Lori Axelrod spends most of her day working in the technology field, but once she is ready to create, Polymer Clay has become her go-to medium. Polymer clay is plastic, but until it is cured, it is a very malleable plastic.  Lori uses polymer clay as only part of her mixed media approach.  The layers and intricacies you see in her jewelry are not painted! Each color, dot and line is a different color of the clay she manipulates and forms.  Lori will be offering  a 6 week course at Bootz Culture Camp. Supplies and baking are included! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up quickly, as the Opening Workshop begins Nov. 2nd!

 

 

 

Bootz’ Culture Camp, Inc.

Features:

LORI   AXELROD’S

POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOPS

 

6 Mondays:

Nov. 2nd

Nov. 9  

Nov. 23

 Nov. 30

Dec.7

  Dec. 14th

NOTE:  No class on Nov. 16th

 

 

 

6 – 9 pm

$270. Includes all supplies and baking

420 South SR 7    Suite 120      

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

www.bootzculturalartscenter.com

561.290.2753

​Explore the world through the arts!

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Lori Axelrod will be leading 6 workshops to teach polymer clay, beginning Nov. 2nd at Bootz’ Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach.  The workshops take place from 6 – 9 pm and all levels are welcome.  The workshops include all of your supplies and baking your creations!  They take place from November 2nd through December 14th.  Lori is a member of the International Polymer Clay Association and the 
Southeast Florida Polymer Clay Guild.

 

 

 

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Polymer Clay, Multi-colored pins/pendants by Lori Axelrod

 

 

Artists and hobbyists alike love polymer clay for its brilliant colors, its ease of use, and the incredible range of possibilities it offers. The clay can be formed into any shape imaginable-from detailed miniatures for doll houses, to striking vessels and wall hangings, to beads of every description.

 

 

 

Lori Axelrod tell The Rickie Report, “There are no boundaries, no limit to what you can use to tell your story. I used the polymer clay flowers and fiber as my focal point and then I layered with gauze, gelato pens, acrylic paint, stamped images, pigment ink, embossing powder and probably some additional media”.

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media Flowers using Polymer Clay by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

Polymer clay is essentially PVC, polyvinyl chloride. It is plastic, but until it is cured, it is a very malleable plastic. It can be shaped and reshaped a multitude of times without deterioration. As long as it is stored away from excessive heat and direct sunlight, polymer clay can sit unused for years and still be workable (though it may require softening additives if left for very long).
Unlike earthen clay, it doesn’t have to be fired in a kiln, nor will it dry out at room temperature, like other clays will do. Polymer clay cures at significantly lower temperatures than earthen clays, so it can be easily hardened in a home oven or toaster oven. (In fact, the high temperatures in a kiln would ruin polymer clay and release potentially dangerous fumes.) Though it varies slightly by brand, most polymer clay must be cured at 265°F to 275°F (129°C to 135°C) for at least 15 minutes per ¼ inch (6mm) of thickness.

 

 

 

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Polymer Clay Flowers by Lori Axelrod

Polymer clay is available in a variety of brands (each with its own characteristics) and a rainbow of colors. There are several specialty clays, as well, including liquid clays. Different brands of clays can be mixed together to create a limitless palette of colors.

 

 

 

 
Lori was born and raised in South Florida and has found her creative spirit and voice thru Polymer Clay. As her children grew up and went off to college she found that she had some time and energy for herself.  She shares, “I started to read magazines, poked around the internet and then I went to the craft store and bought some colored pencils and paper. Next I started to sign up for local workshops and classes. But I still couldn’t find the media that caught me. Somehow or another I found polymer clay and bought a few bars. That was it, I was hooked, I finally found my media to work in! Finding my artistic voice however, came much later… I look back at those beginning pieces and I smile at how much my art has developed. I’ve learned so much from the many artists who have shared their talent and knowledge”.

 

 

 

 

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Multi-Color Polymer Clay Necklace by Lori Axelrod 

 

 

 

 

Lori tells The Rickie Report, “My weekdays are spent working in a technical field so it is in my  free time that my imagination is given full reign. I love exploring new color palettes, but usually find myself going back to the colors that speak to me. I hope that others will experience the same delight that I get when they see my work.  My polymer clay canes are created by combining custom made colors and shaping them into sheets or rods of clay to make patterns or images. When the cane is sliced, the image or pattern is revealed and it is such a pleasant surprise”.

 

 

 

 

 

Lori explains, “It is my connection with color and pattern that drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative outlet. The intensely saturated colors and the details that I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay has me hooked”.

 

 

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“Red Flower, Grow Where You Are Planted”

Polymer Clay by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

“I started to experiment with all of the mixed media products that I was reading about and found my rhythm by telling myself to conquer my apprehensions and doubts and allocate lots of time to play.  I love mixed media because there are no boundaries, no limit to what you can use to tell your story. I used the polymer clay flowers and fiber as my focal point and then layered with gauze, gelato pens, acrylic paint, stamped images, pigment ink, embossing powder and probably some additional media. There are pieces of fiber which adds the dreamy iridescence near the center of the flowers”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Lori’s Polymer Clay creations, please email:

 

 loriaxelrod@comcast.net

Or Visit:
http://www.ipernity.com/home/1582278

Stop by:

Artisans On The Ave, where her artistry is on display

630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
http://www.artisansontheave.com/

 

 

RESOURCES:

Broward Art Guild 3280 NE 32nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 
(In the North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes Plaza)

http://www.browardartguild.org/

 

For more information about Bootz’ Culture Camp:

Jeanne Bootz Brown, Chief Creative Officer 

420 South SR 7     Suite 120    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414
www.BootzCultureCamp.com             561.290.2753

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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HotWorks.org Presents 7th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ January 23 & 24, 2016 Downtown Boca Raton: Call for Budding Artists

On January 23 & 24, 2016 the 7th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ will bring fine artists and fine craftspeople to the area.  Voted in the top 100 juried art fairs in the country, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ showcases 170 professional artists of all disciplines including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more. One of the exciting parts of this Show is seeing the “Budding Artists”.  The Rickie Report shares this Call For Art Entries for Ages 9 – 19 years old or grades  6 -12.  We urge you to share this application and information with everyone you know who is involved with children and young adults  – let’s help encourage the next generation of artists!

 

 

 

 

 

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HotWorks.org Presents 7th Annual

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Saturday, January 23, 2016

&

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Call for Budding Artists
Ages 9-19 or Grades 6-12

Now is the time to start thinking about and creating the art work you want to enter for the show!

Applications must be postmarked by

December 15, 2015 or sooner

 

Free admission and Free parking

 

Downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road

 

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The Budding Artist competition is provided with premium location within the show to display all of the budding artist entries. There is $250 in cash awards provided to four winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon. Criteria for judging the youth art is on technique/execution and originality, which is similar for judging of the professional artist awards. As art programs are being dramatically cut and eliminated in schools nationwide, the need for such initiatives is made even more relevant.

 

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Budding Artist Award of Excellence Shelby Goldring, Mixed Media

On Sunday, January 24 at 3:00 pm under the “Budding Artist Tent”, the Budding Artist awards will be announced and presented. Photographs of the winners and other youth art participants will be taken.

 

A Budding Artist art application is available at www.hotworks.org. Please mail applications to PO Box 1425, Sarasota, FL 34230. The application fee is $3 per entry; with up to two entries per student accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Budding Artist Award of Excellence Craig Ira, Drawing

 

 


This art fair is juried by art professionals who have combined 120+ years’ art experience and education – all work is original and personally handmade by the artist participating in the show. Voted in the top 100 art fairs in the country, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show showcases 170 professional artists with all discipline for sale including paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry, photography, and more. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show is sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a professionally produced fine art fair by an executive director with a national standing and reputation.

 

 

 

 

 

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Budding Artist Award of Excellence Jessica Pan, Drawing

 

 

 

The Institute for the Arts & Education is our 501c3 non-profit arm which focuses on visual arts, diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education amongst youth. As part of our commitment to include art education in the Boca Raton Fine Art Show and the community, a Budding Artist Art competition is integrated into the event. Young artists in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. This competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition.

 

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art! See You There!

Event Website: www.HotWorks.org
Event Email: Info@HotWorks.org
Contact Patty Narozny, Executive Director
Office: 941-755-3088

 

 

 

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

 

See Art * Love Art * Buy Art * at Hot Works™ Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

When is an Art Show more than just a outdoor gallery?  When Patty Narozny includes an education component for emerging artists – the children of the community!   Hot Works™, LLC and Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc produces  The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™  which is ranked #68 nationwide with 2012 Art Fair Source Book.   The Rickie Report has shared Calls to Artists not only for adults but also for children in the Boca area.  We hope you will stop by  and see a wide range of creativity  January 25th and 26th!  More details are in this article.

 

 

Hot Works™ Presents:

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 25 & 26, 2014

 

10 am – 5 pm Each Day

Downtown Boca Raton, on Federal Hwy./US-1 at Palmetto Park Road

Why Buy Original Art?

SEE ART * LOVE ART * BUY ART

See YOU There!

 

 

 

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There is something for everyone, with all price ranges,

plus free entertainment, great food and children’s art activities!

 

Kids! Join JM Lexus and help paint a car! Get your hands dirty and see what it is like to have some fun painting a Lexus with your hands! It will be your chance to be an artist at the show!

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™  will take place  in downtown Boca Raton; on Federal Highway/Historic US-1, between N.E. 2nd Street and Palmetto Park Road, adjacent to Sanborn Square Park. For GPS purpose, please use address 71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432. 

 

Federal Highway/US-1 will be closed on Friday, January 24, 1:00pm until Sunday, January 26, 10:00pm, between N.E. 2nd St to Palmetto Park Road. Traffic will be diverted to Dixie Highway for this short period of time that Federal Hwy./US-1 will be closed.

 

 

 

Art lovers are invited to attend the event on Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26 from 10 am-5pm daily. Free admission.  There is plenty of patron parking at various metered street spots, 1st United Bank, HSBC Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church.

 

 

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The Institute for the Arts and Education, Inc. (IA&E), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Its mission is dedicated to enhance artistry and community enrichment through promoting and educating fine arts and crafts among artists and students, of all age groups and diversity, and the general public.  IA&E implements ways to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of arts.  We help teach communities how art work is made, and further enhance the involvement of the community with our events.

 

 

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The Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is juried by art professionals who have an art education and art fair artists back ground. Patrons can expect all work to be original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. There are all forms of discipline for sale to the public including sculpture, paintings, clay, glass, fiber, wood, photography, jewelry, and more. There is something for everyone, with all price ranges. In order to attract the best artists, there is $1,500 in artist awards.

 

 

On Saturday, January 25, Mark Forman will judge the event based on technique/execution, originality, and booth presentation. IA&E works nationwide to keep the buy/sell/import out of the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™, as this is creeping into many of the best juried fine art and fine craft shows on a nationwide level.

 

 

Youth Art Best Of $100 Prize Maggie Boswell, Drawing

 

A critical component of the IA&E is the invitation to encourage young artists from surrounding area to compete to have their art work displayed in the community. Invitations for the Budding Artist Competition are sent to numerous local grades 6-12 programs. Participants have the opportunity for the public to view their work as well as having it judged by professional artists in the show.  There is $250 in Budding Artist Art Awards.

 

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To help educate the community, there are ongoing art demonstrations by artists at the shows who exhibit their specialized mediums that develop into fine art. This interaction between professional artists and the community provides an invaluable experience for everyone involved. The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. works to encourage creative expression and artistic excellence, and to expand public awareness, appreciation and acquisition of fine art and crafts.

 

 

 

For more information about Hot Works Boca Raton Fine Art Show™, email info@hotworks.org, visit the website at www.hotworks.org, or call 941-755-3088.

 

 

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

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ by Hot Works™ Features Master Clay Artist, Gail Markiewicz

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ by Hot Works™ is coming Jan. 25-26!   Show Coordinator, Patty Narozny delivers high quality fine art and crafts as well as a “Budding Artist” exhibit for children grades 6 – 12, which is a large part of Narozny’s integrated education efforts.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share more details in this article and introduce Featured Artist, Gail Markiewicz.

 

 

Hot Works™ Presents:

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 25 & 26, 2014

Downtown Boca Raton, on Federal Hwy./US-1 at Palmetto Park Road

Why Buy Original Art?

SEE ART * LOVE ART * BUY ART

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The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was voted #68 in the country in its third year, out of several thousand art shows nationwide. One does not need to be educated in art to buy art at the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™. The  jury members have already done the pre-qualifying of the artists, so you can be at ease knowing that any purchase made here will be quality work and that the artist in the booth stands behind it. 

 

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Extra Large Urn with Fluted Top by Gail Markiewicz

 

 

Whether it’s a large piece for your living or office space, or a small piece for the den or hallway, the only thing that matters is whether or not you like it and whether or not it fits your pocketbook.  Great art may be purchased at the show for as little as $20, with prices ranging from $20 to $2000 and up. There is something for everyone!

 

 

 

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Medium Pocketbook by Gail Markiewicz

The 2014 Featured Artist is Gail Markiewicz, a Master Clay artist who originates from central Connecticut.   Gail tells The Rickie Report, ” My fourth grade teacher asked each of us what we wanted to be when we grew up and without hesitation I decided that I would become an artist. As the years passed my convictions only grew stronger.  It seemed it was not only a vocation, but some inner calling that I could not deviate from”.

 

Bikini Sculpture by Gail Markiewicz

Bikini Sculpture by Gail Markiewicz

 

 

 

After having tried sculptural forms of art, Gail began to create beautiful, nonfunctional vessels and she has continued this art form since 1985.   She explains, “Probably the biggest link from the beginning of my work until now has been my love for textures and pattern.  I have combined textured pieces of clay and juxtaposed them into interesting positions to form a patchwork design.  The shape of the vessels are very striking.  The colors highlight the surfaces creating a feeling of antiquity and futuristic dimension embodied in each vessel”.

 

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Gail in Her Studio

 

Gail attended Southern Connecticut State University ( Master Of Arts), the Penland School of Crafts and the Massachusetts College of Art.  Her work is represented in galleries around the United States and abroad.  She enjoys showing her creative pieces at Fine Arts & Crafts Show and meeting people who appreciate fine crafts.

 

For more information contact Gail Markiewicz at  203-988-2020 or email clayplay15@yahoo.com

 

 

Visit hotworks.org for more information about the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 25 & 26, 2014. Event hours are 10am-5pm daily. There is plenty of parking at various metered street spots, 1st United Bank, HSBC Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church. More info at www.hotworks.org or call 941-755-3088.

For more information please Contact Patty Narozny,   Executive Director  Hot Works™, LLC   Phone: 248-684-2613 or 941-755-3088 or Email: Patty@HotWorks.org  or visit Website: www.HotWorks.org    “LIKE” us at Facebook.com/HotWorksFineArtandCraftShows

 

 

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

Hot Works™, LLC Estero Fine Art Show™: Deadline is June 15th!

The Miromar Outlets Mall near Naples/Bonita Springs Florida will be bursting with fine art and craft work when Patty Narozny’s Hot Works™, LLC Estero Fine Art Show™ comes to town!  The Rickie Report urges you to apply NOW – the deadline is June 15th! Let us know when you get accepted so we can share your excitement!

At Miromar Outlets

Southwest Florida Near Naples/Bonita

Professional Artists

Applications now being accepted via Zapplication.org or “manual”

November 16 & 17, 2013 – 12th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™

deadline June 15 2013

January 4 & 5, 2014 – 13th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™

deadline August 5 2013

Congratulations on Honorable Mention from Sunshine Artist!

Estero Fine Art Show October 27 & 28, 2012 – event poster

 

Estero, FL is located on the southwest coast of Florida, between Naples and Fort Myers. The 12th & 13th bi-annual events take place outdoors at Miromar Outlets, an upscale shopping complex located off I-75 with more than 140 designer and brand name outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales the Outlet Store. 

 

John Mascoll, Wood Judges Award of Excellence, 2012

John Mascoll, Wood
Judges Award of Excellence, June, 2013

 

This event brings a great buying audience, people with money who have large, new secondary homes in the area. Focus is visual arts; every effort is made to keep buy/sell out of show.  Miromar Outlets has been voted Southwest Florida’s “Best Factory Outlet Shopping Center” for 15 years in a row. Located at the same intersection, is the Miromar Design Center, Southwest Florida’s biggest and best resource for home furnishings with 45 stores all under one roof. Nearby Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, is the #1 residential community in the United States!

 

Svetlana Kuznets Fiber Award Winner of Excellence, 2012

Svetlana Kuznets, Fiber                                             Award Winner of Excellence,June  2013

 

Miromar Lakes is the only Florida community ever to win the National Association of Home Builders’ Gold Award for Community of the Year. The 1800 acre residential community features a 700 acre freshwater lake, three miles of private white sandy beach, and signature championship golf all within one luxurious setting. The National Gold Award was presented to Miromar Lakes for its excellence and superiority. Miromar Lakes also holds the honor of Best Clubhouse in the United States for its Beach. This truly puts Miromar Lakes in a class of its own, as no other community has ever won both #1 Community and #1 Clubhouse in the United States. For more info visit Miromar.com.

Gary Traczyk, Sculpture Award of Excellence, June, 2013

Gary Traczyk, Sculpture
Award of Excellence, June, 2013

 

 

About Hot Works Estero Fine Art Show – Artist-Focused Event

• 29+ years of event and media experience

• Focus is on visual arts and juried by art professionals

• Every effort made to eliminate buy/sell

• $1,500 in artist awards with a continental breakfast on Sunday morning!

• Enormous advertising/promotional campaign – TV, Radio, Print, Social Media, Posters, Banners, Post Cards, etc.

• Several shows to choose from throughout the year – dealing with one organization

Professionally managed

• Friendly and experienced professional event crew

• Trustworthy booth sitters available

• Overnight security provided

• Complimentary cold water throughout the event

Ease of drive in and move out; large trucks welcome plenty of free parking including RV’s

• A youth art competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-12 is implemented into the event –

Sponsored by the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization

• More!

Event Hours:    Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm

Move in:           Friday, 8am-6pm (plus Sat morning, 8am-10am)

Move out:         Sunday, 5pm-9pm

 

 

Media Categories

___ Clay ___ Digital ___ Drawing ___ Fiber ___ Glass ___ Jewelry-Precious ___ Jewelry–Non Precious  ___ Metal ___ Mixed Media ___ Other ___ Painting ___ Photography ___ Printmaking ___ Sculpture ___ Wood

 

The Promise

We are committed to your success. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns at any time. We are artist-focused and seek to provide a venue that enhances your work and simplifies your participation. At Hot Works™, we’re not successful until you are.

 Contact Info:

Patty Narozny, Executive Director

Hot Works™, LLC

PO Box 1425  Sarasota, FL 34230

Phone: 941-755-3088

Email: Patty@HotWorks.org    Website: www.HotWorks.org

 

“LIKE” us at Facebook.com/HotWorksFineArtandCraftShows

 

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

 

Where to Get Your Work Published

The Rickie Report is waiting to hear from those of you who get the nod to be included in any of these publications!    More publication opportunities will follow, so stayed tuned to The Rickie Report!

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

Inspired Artisan Designers of art-to-wear garments and accessories can find inspiration from almost anywhere. For Susanna Gordon, in our March/April 2008 issue of Belle Armoire, it was the floor-to-ceiling chalkboard menu from French cafés that inspired her handbag design. We challenge you to keep your eyes open to observe things on the ground, in the air, in and around buildings… or any other place you find yourself, to get inspired for your next art-to-wear design.  For your creation to be considered for publication for future installments of The Inspired Artisan, please send a hi-resolution digital image (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″) of the inspiration (either e-mailed to the Editor-in-Chief at beleditor@bellearmoire.com or burned on a CD) along with your actual art-to-wear creation to Belle Armoire by following the Submission Guidelines. Deadline: Ongoing.

 Student Runway Belle Armoire seeks original, handmade artwear by students and working apprentices to present as part of the Student Runway Department. To be considered for publication, please see top of page for details on mailing artwork and ensuring its return. Artwear may include garments, jewelry and accessories, and projects and techniques may encompass sewing; knitting and crochet; mixed-media adornment of clothing, jewelry and accessories; surface embellishment; beading; wirework; glass; and polymer and art metal clay. Submissions should include information on apparel, textiles, jewelry or other classes taken, as well as contact information for an instructor or professor overseeing your studies. The editor welcomes brief e-mail queries at beleditor@bellarmoire.com. Deadline: Ongoing.

On the Surface           You can’t go wrong with playing with surface treatments on a piece of fabric or favorite garment. From dyeing to painting to burning and so much more, surface treatments are an easy way to personalize an artistic garment. Whether you’re a pro at a surface treatment, or have never tried before, we’d like to see what you can do on the surface. Play with one treatment or several, show it off with a jacket, dress, or scarf — however you decide  to do it, we can’t wait to see what you can do with surface treatments! Deadline: Ongoing.

Mingle

Unique gatherings take center stage with our newest publication, Mingle! From unique theme ideas to unexpected exchanges to artistic retreats and adventures, Mingle will provide the alluring tales and extraordinary techniques of hosting exceptional gatherings with an artistic flair. For this new publication, we are looking for photos and stories from unique gatherings, inventive invitations, party planning tips, table setting designs, and any other details from get-togethers with friends and fellow artists — both large and small! Submissions can be emailed to the editor at mingle@stampington.com, or saved on a disc and sent to our physical mailing address. If selected, we will need hi-res versions of your photographs. Deadline for artwork to be received: Semiannually every May 15th and November 15th.

Somerset Studio

     It’s nearly impossible to hear Edgar Allan Poe’s name without thoughts  of ravens and ghosts coming to mind. From “The Tell-Tale Heart” to “The  Fall of the House of Usher” to “The Raven” we’re all familiar with his  bone-chilling work.
For our next Halloween issue of Somerset Studio, we thought that Edgar  Allan Poe’s great work would be the perfect inspiration. It’s time to  brush the dust off his books and find a story to inspire your  Halloween-themed inspirations. His work is also readily available  online. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Deadline for artwork to be received: October 15, 2012.

A Somerset Summer To me, there is no season more inspirational than summer. Nights spent outdoors, fireflies flickering in the sky, running barefoot through the grass – there’s nothing better. For the July/August 2012 issue, we’re asking for you to look past the sometimes oppressive summer heat to the beauty found only in summertime. Are you moved by the cool blues of the ocean, or do you love the look of your July garden? Whatever it is – journals, assemblages, altered books – we want to see artwork inspired by summer.  Deadline for artwork to be received: February 15, 2012.

 Cards Thank you to all artists who continue to submit dimensional works for Somerset Studio. Please also note that we have an on-going need for cards and other smaller flat works of art. This is an on-going call for each theme as outlined above. Deadline: Ongoing.

Stamper's Sampler

Put a Cork on It! Corkboard has so many crafting possibilities and creative uses. We challenge you to come up with a unique and interesting way to incorporate corkboard with stamping. Purchase thin sheets and die-cut it, cut out cute shapes, add a corkboard border to a card like Amanda B. Jones in the card pictured below, stamp onto it, use it as a panel, paint it, tear it, shred it and sprinkle it, or find another original way to add it as an embellishment. We can’t wait to see what you come with it for the July/August/September issue! Absolute Deadline — January 15, 2012

Skipping Stone Gray  Last year, we wanted to see the brightest and boldest stamped artwork you could create with sunshine yellow, and we received such an amazing assortment of cards and projects. Our annual color challenge is back, and time around, we want to tone it down a tad with the refreshing shade of skipping stone gray. Due to a printing error, the color shown in the December/January Issue doesn’t match the title. But, as it turns out, we do like the color. Moving forward, incorporate the shade of blue shown or a pale (skipping stone) gray into your cards for this challenge. The choice is up to you. Absolute Deadline is January 15, 2012

Themeless Artwork   As part of our shift to quarterly and the new and larger size of The Stampers’ Sampler, we would love to make our Feeling Themeless a recurring department! So, create to your heart’s content, free of any restraints, and remember to share the results with us. Absolute Deadline — Ongoing

A Call for Articles   We are always looking for new and innovative stamping articles. If you’re interested in submitting an idea for an upcoming issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, we would love to see it. Just send us 5–10 cards that demonstrate the same theme, a new stamping technique, a unique usage of an unexpected or interesting material, or an exciting project. Just make sure it has stamping on it! Absolute Deadline — Ongoing

Art Doll

Shelf Sitter Challenge    We love Amy Fowler-Farrell’s darling felted Knee Hugger dolls that are in our Winter issue. These cute little dolls with bendable knees are often called shelf sitters. They perch on mantles, shelves, a stack of books or wherever they can find a place to land. Shelf sitters can be created out of felt, cloth,  clay, wood, and more. So here’s our challenge to you: create a shelf sitter doll out of your preferred medium making sure it can stably sit with bended knees.  Send your doll to us at Art Doll Quarterly, Shelf Sitter Challenge, 22992 Mill Creek, Suite B, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 or email a hi-res image to artdollquarterly@stampington.com for publication consideration in the Autumn 2012 issue. For complete guidelines, visit www.stampington.com. Deadline: March 15, 2012.

Paper Personas  Inspired by Judith Thibaut’s doll “George in Drag” (Spring 2010) and in the spirit of Lynne Perrella’s book Beyond Paper Dolls, we’ve created a new department in Art Doll Quarterly that will feature one fabulous, artistic and beautifully executed paper doll in each issue. We’re looking for expressive paper personas crafted with innovative techniques and art mediums — over-the-top imaginative interpretations of the human form. Send us your thought-provoking and innovative paper personas for publication consideration. Please note “Paper Personas” on your submission. Deadline: Ongoing.

More publication opportunities to come.  Stay tuned to The Rickie Report!

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