Wellington Art Society Offers Two Free Events: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit And Monthly Meeting With Featured Speaker Rolando Chang Barrero

The Wellington Art Society offers two free events!  Stop by the Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. A reception with refreshments will be held on March 7.  On Wednesday, March 11, Rolando Chang Barrero will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to these free eventsMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Rolando’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY

 POP-UP   ART   GALLERY

Meet The Artists Reception:

Saturday, March 7

6 – 8 pm

Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green

Exhibit runs March 6-8, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will have a Pop-Up Gallery in Live Studio 360 in The Mall at Wellington Green from March 6-8, 2020. The artists feature original works with exceptional creativity, diverse mediums and innovative techniques. There will be artist demonstrations throughout the two days and evenings.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibit. One of the highlights will be the display of twelve large panels with artwork from local elementary, middle school and high school students with the theme of “Freedom”. A donation was given to each school and the art work and awards were chosen by the Great Charity Challenge Sponsors. The Wellington Art Society served as judges for the art work. A reception with refreshments and open to the public will be held on March 7 from 6-8 PM.  

 

Over 75 pieces of original art by 28 artists will be will be featured in this exhibit:

Heather Bergstrom,  Stan Greenfield,  Maria Martin,   Susan Bilheimer, 

Diane Hodges , Charles Moses,  Natalia Bodre, Laura Jaffe,  Susan Oakes

Myrna Bransburg,   Abbe Kalman,  Leslie Pfeiffer,  Lara Chapman   

Carolina King, Rebecca Profitt, Gail Erickson,  Vivian Koppelman  

Suzanne Redmond,  Del Foxton, Erica Kyle, Lois Spatz,  Abbey Funk                       

Rachel Laub, Geraldine Weinert,  Irma Galindo, Joseph Marcou 

Jean Williard, Norman Gitzen

 

 

This is a wonderful exhibit to enjoy and also buy original art.  Many artists also have prints of their work for sale.  Come and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 11, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

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The Wellington Art Society will present a demonstration/discussion by well known local artist and entrepreneur Rolando Chang Barrero at their March 11, 2020 meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center located on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of City Hall.  Meet and greet begins at 6:30 PM followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting.  The evening will conclude with Rolando’s presentation and an art raffle.

 

 

“School Supplies for the New Generation” Installation Art by Rolando Chang Barrero

 

 

Rolando began his art career with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago where he also received many honors and a coveted Ryerson Traveling Fellowship.  He is an experimental media artist, a visionary, a cultural leader and well known for his “Social Justice” art film.  He moved to Miami Beach in 1980, doing odd jobs but eventually working for Ted Lapidus in Bal Harbor, later relocating to Beverly Hills, CA working for Torie Steele on Rodeo Drive. He eventually moved back to Miami Beach, working with lifelong mentors and opening an art studio.  On the move again he went to Chicago working in the Pilsen Art District doing internships at numerous galleries.

 

Thanks to the Ryerson Fellowship, Rolando was able to visit Cuba with fellow Cuban artists in 1990.  His experience there opened his eyes to exploring the rich art and unique cultures of other countries.  When his money ran out he returned to South Beach and set up an art studio once again.  He began curating exhibitions as Interim Galleries Director for Miami-Dade College system.  Soon he was able to travel and continue exploring cultures and art in Europe, Asia and South America.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando underwent treatment for brain cancer for many dark years until he was finally able to return to work just before he moved to Palm Beach County in 2010.  He has established himself as a cultural art leader, founding the Boynton Beach Arts District, co-founder of Art Synergy, the Florida Arts Association, host and founder of Hola Palm Beach the first bilingual art and culture television show in the area. He is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and Proclamation for Cultural Leadership.  He serves as curator of The Box Gallery and Compass having received the Best Gallery of 2018 award from the South Florida Gay News.  In the past he has served as Curator/Director of several galleries and currently curates at the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  Rolando was recently named as a MUSE Award recipient from the Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County, a prestigious recognition.  

 

For more information about Rolando:

The Box Gallery  811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Palm Beach Fine Art Collections     http://palmbeachfineartcollections.theboxgallery.info/

www.TheBoxGallery.Info

Read our blog:  http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Call For Entries To “All Florida”, As The Box Gallery Announces Upcoming Grand Opening

Rolando Chang Barrero will open his third gallery in 5 years. The Box Gallery slated to open on June 3-5, 2016 is a 4,000 square feet multi-media exhibition space that will serve the art community and art patrons with world class exhibitions, projections, performance art, and installation art.  The Box Gallery will have a Grand Opening from June 3 through June 5th. The Rickie Report includes a REMINDER To Artists: There is still time to apply to “All Florida” and be part of this new gallery!  We share the details of how to apply here.

 

 

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The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road     West Palm Beach, FL 33405
786-521-1199
PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

 

 

Grand Opening Reception

June 3 – 5, 2016

 

 

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Artist and Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero

Opens The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

The 3 day grand opening of the gallery will showcase the potential and the possibilities of the space. Beginning on June 3rd the space will spotlight the “All Florida Exhibition”, the exhibition continues on June 4th with a series of projections and performances. On Sunday a “Think Tank” is expected to gather writers, visual artists, and curators to discuss the future of the space and the benefits to the community.

 

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Currently there is an All Media Art Call for professional artists of Florida, for more information about the ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION send requests to PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

 

ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016
BOX GALLERY

Application Dates:
March 20, 2016-May 1, 2016

Application Fee: $25.00 per submission.

Notification Date:
May 10, 2016

ALL FLORIDA Exhibition 2016, June 3-26, 2016 is a multi media exhibition and sale of exceptional work created and made by professional artists from the State of Florida. The All Florida Exhibition is the Inaugural Exhibition of the Box Gallery. VIP Reception and programing will be presented throughout the exhibition dates June 3-24, 2016.

*Some performances and presentations will be scheduled on June 3rd and 4th and/or on June 10-11, and/or June 17-18

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the The Box Gallery and must apply online.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016 is open to all professional artists who reside and work in the State of Florida working in the following mediums:

  • Visual Art: 2D, 3D ,4D (Kinetic-Movement , sound, light)
  • Performance Art, Video, Film, and Musical Performance
  • All work under 10 feet in height will be considered.
  • Artist may be responsible for installation of their work depending on complexity.

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application and must apply online.

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25
per submission as follows:
2D works one image per work
3D works 2 images per work

Kinetic work, sound installations, video, film, performance art, and music must send 1 link and support material.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2016.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang or professionally presented.
All work should reflect the individuality of the artist or group presenting.

NO GICLEES

Photography, lithographs, works created in series, etc must be numbered and accompanied by certificate of authenticity by artist.

Notification of acceptance to the exhibition will be sent via email on or before May 10, 2016.
All work must be delivered to The Box Gallery within 10 days of notification of acceptance and must be picked up from The Box Gallery on June 26, 2016.

Works not picked within a 10 day grace period; July 6, 2016, will incur a $10 storage fee starting from June 26 up to July 16, 2016 which must be paid at time of pick up. All work left after July 16, 2016 becomes the property of The Box Gallery and may be donated, sold, or dispersed of.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION 2016.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**
CATEGORIES
2D, 3D, 4D (Kinetic/Time Based), Sound, Video/Film, Music, and Performance Art
ENTRY RULES

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the gallery.

An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category.

If one application is accepted, only that work in that category will be exhibited.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

IMAGES and FOLDERS VIA Drop Box

Drop Box Link should be emailed to: PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com
Drop Box Folder Must Be Labeled in this manner:

MAIN FOLDER: ALL FLA EXHIBIT YOUR NAME

3 SUB FOLDERS: IMAGES, LINKS, ARTIST INFO

IMAGES FOLDER
All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.
Each individual or group may submit a max. of 3 separate works for consideration.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 300 dpi
File size:no lager than 5” x 7”
Price list of all work submitted (Gallery will retains 50% commission on all sales)
In such case where performances. special presentations and or screenings a donation may be suggested and split with artist or group 50/50.

LINKS FOLDER
PDF with links and Support Materials
ARTIST INFO FLODER
C.V.
Artist Statement
Your Photo High Resolution
Bibliography of reviews and press

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

Online Payment:
Payments Online can be made at PayPal.com to PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

Mail-In Payment:
Send a Check, payable to The Box Gallery. to:

The Box Gallery
c/o Rolando Chang Barrero
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
SECURITY
The Box Gallery will be provided reasonable security (alarm when closed, personnel while gallery is open) on the premises at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida throughout the exhibition, however, each artist exhibits at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. The Box Gallery will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work.

 

 

About Rolando Chang Barrero:

Rolando Chang Barrero is a working professional artist, curator, and entrepreneur. He maintains a working studio at the Boynton Beach Art District and is the sole proprietor of ActivistArtistA Gallery in Boynton Beach, The Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery in Lake Worth, and The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach. He is also founder and president of the Florida Arts Association and one of the founders of Art Synergy.

 

 

 

For more information and details contact PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com
Rolando Chang Barrero
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

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The KeroWACKED® MultiMedia Festival Packs In Twelve Hours Of Live Music, Art, Presentations

Curated by Rolando Chang Barrero, The KeroWACKED® MultiMedia Festival presents: The #1 Outdoor Multimedia Event of Palm Beach County on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 11am – 11pm at The Boynton Beach Art District. The Rickie Report shares the line up of 12 full hours of live music, readings, vendors, food and original art.  Celebrate the Beat Generation!

 

 

keroWACKED LINEup Flyer

 

410-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
https://www.facebook.com/events/1035779663130608/

 

 

 

The KeroWACKED Exhibition
Group Exhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio

 

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Aero Art:

Michael Kupillas | Thomas McAvoy | Rolando Chang Barrero
Leah’s Loom: Live Fiber Art Presentation by Leah Bell Rothchild

 

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Metalsmithing Presentation by:

Dark Angel Armory and Forge
Shaun Williams + Sylvia AndrassY + Amy McGrotty

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Mural Painting:

Eduardo Mendieta | Serafima Sokolov | Nicole Galluccio

 

 

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Art Cars and Camper:

E.b. Fromkes and Mark Bulks

 

 

 

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Performance Art:

JC Carroll of ArtAct

 

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Live Music12 Hours Non-Stop Entertainment Featuring:

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Alex Bach | Gregory Dirr, Ben Pachter, T.J. Brown | SloFunkPump | Jennell Eve| Koffin Varnish | Ian Wehmeyer | Fried Chickens and Crackers| John Graves | Jack Tafoya | Baby and The Troll | Epicurean Pleasure| Rod Dusinberre | Zack Elliott | Craig McInnis | Arlow Cain

 

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Food Trucks:

Ps561 Food Truck | Caribbean Cowboy Food Truck | Joji Yogurt

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Event is Sponsored by:

WBMGR Radio | The Rickie Report | Florida Arts Association | ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio

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For more information:  boyntonbeachartdistrict@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Offers Critiques, Special Spring Exhibits, Invitation To New Members

The Delray Art League (DAL) is offering numerous opportunities for artists and art lovers this spring!   Rolando Chang Barrero will be offering art critiques at the Monthly Meeting, April 11th. Delray Beach City Hall continues to exhibit artwork from the Palm Beach Habilitation Center through May 2nd and will then exhibit artwork from the Young Artists Sister City Contest.  New members are always welcome to this community-involved networking art group.  The Rickie Report shares all the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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Our Next Monthly Meeting

Monday April 11, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Critiques

By

Rolando Chang Barrero

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Artist, Curator, and Arts Advocate

Rolando Chang Barrero, is a Graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received two academic scholarships and graduated with the lauded Ryerson Traveling Fellowship.  Currently Rolando is the sole proprietor and curator at his two galleries:

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art located in Lake Worth.

ActivistArtistA Gallery located in Boynton Beach.

 

 

 

Rolando has been recognized as one of the nine most intriguing persons in the arts, one of the top green trailblazers, and has received a Congressional Letter of Commendation for his contributions in the advancement for the arts. Rolando Chang Barrero is the President of the Florida Arts Association, the co-founder of Art Synergy and the Director of The Boynton Beach Art District.

 

 

 

DAL meetings are held in the Commissioner’s Chambers at Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. Meetings are free and open to the public. Donations to DAL’s Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund are accepted

 

 

DAL Fine Art Exhibits

Delray Art League sponsors

An Early Spring Exhibit

 

 

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Featuring Artwork from the Palm Beach Habilitation Center

Friday, March 25th to Monday, May 2nd

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida

City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free.

 

 

 

 

About Palm Beach Habilitation Center:

 

 

Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization providing programs for skills training, employment, community job placement, residential services, recreational and senior activities for individuals with disabilities. Our vision is to assure that all people with disabilities are provided the best environment in which to learn, the best environment in which to live, the best environment in which to work, and the greatest opportunity to have meaningful friendships and access to their community. We believe that every individual can contribute and improve society.  We believe that we have the responsibility to provide the tools and opportunities so that each individual can make their unique and valuable contributions.  We believe that disability does NOT mean inability!

Delray Art League and Delray City Hall

Delray Beach Sister Cities Exhibit

 

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Featuring artwork from the Young Artists Sister City Contest

 

 

Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 27th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission is free

 

 

About Young Artists Sister City Contest:

Each year, the Young Artists and Authors Showcase encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork and literature. All students must submit their work based on a designated theme that is announced each year. Artwork is sent from member cities to Washington, D.C. where a panel of judges selects the winners based on originality, composition, and theme interpretation.

 

 

 

 

This program is a great opportunity to reach out into the community and engage local English and art teachers, and reach a student audience that may not already be included in sister city programming. After the finalists for art and literature have been announced, they embark on a year-long tour hosted by local sister city programs on a monthly basis. This opportunity is available to any city and can help expand local youth programming.

 

 

 

This year’s theme, “Peace through People,” will commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Sister Cities International by celebrating 60 years of global citizen action and impact while looking ahead toward a better future where the world’s citizens can come together and find common ground, prosperity, and peace.

 

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Invitation for New Members

 

 

 

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 

 

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP: Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00
For more information go to: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

 

DAL Members Around Town

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Delray Art League members in Ocean Ridge Coastal Artists Exhibit

Alfred Biegel’s painting “Waterfall: Boca West” was awarded 3rd Place in the Wild Art Exhibit now at the Cornell Museum, Delray from January to April.

Barbara Cooper received an honorable mention at the Ocean Ridge art exhibit with painting entitled “Covered Bridge Hidden”

Bill Farran will be at the Chabad of South Palm Beach Art Show, February-April.

Claudia Hafner sold her Sea Turtle at an auction benefit in New Impressions 2016 at the Bonnet House Gardens and Museum. Exhibit runs thru May 1.

David Cohen has two paintings hanging at the Guild Gallery on Atlantic Ave. Delray.
Dimitri Saginov, Patricia Maguire, Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Ralph Papa and Vicki Siegel are teaching at Old School Square. For more information: www.oldschoolsquare.org

Dovima has pieces at the new Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth and wearable art garments at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta and Lake Worth Art League in Lake Worth

Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Jack Feinberg’s paintings will now be on display at My Salon Suite in Delray and Ocean East Real Estate in Boynton

James Rabidoux is now showing and available at The Gallery at Center for Creative Education 2nd Annual Collaborations and Mixed Mediums

Joe Marcou’s has 3 paintings in the Floral Fusion exhibit at the Kimbell Center in Jonathon Dickinson Park. Joe also has paintings hanging in the Oak Bistro & Wine Bar on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Karen H. Salup was juried into NewYorkART.com on-line gallery and was accepted into the National Association of Women Artist “Women of Vision 11 Exhibiting in Armory Annex Gallery, Lake Worth, Fl.

Karen Rosenblatt’s painting Meowjongg is on display at The Artist’s Guild Gallery, 512 E Atlantic Ave. Delray

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

Manny Jomok’s watercolor, “Panorama at Loxahatchee,” was accepted into the juried show, Florida Wild, at the Cornell Museum, Jan.14 – Apr 17, 2015.

Mark Allen has pieces hanging at Galleria Gilda. He also will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May

Mary Taylor has 3 images included in an exhibit at Jonathan Dickinson State park
and at Gilda’s Gallery in Lake Worth. She also was voted one of the most popular photographers for 2015 on ViewBug and won image of the year for 2015 in the Masters group at the Boynton Beach Camera club

Nina Odorisio has paintings at Malevo tango dance studio, at 1300 Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach

Pat Kaufman has a piece on display in the Boca community Center WPWC society show and several pieces in the Museum shop at the Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach

Reed Dixon is participating in the Art at the Airport show. He also has 6 pieces in the Surrealism Show at the Derek Gores Gallery opening 3/18/16 in Melbourne, FL. He will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May.

Romaine Kaufman Abstract Expressionism is having a Solo Show at Tamarac Community Center on Saturday 2nd -30th April. Opening Saturday, April 2
Stan Dornfest has 2 paintings in the “Wild” show at The Cornell Art Museum, and 2 Paintings in the Artist Guild Gallery, one of which was awarded 3rd prize.

Susan Goodyear had a piece accepted into ART FLORIDA 2016 exhibit at ArtServe 1350 E Sunrise Blvd  Ft Lauderdale
Tom Melillo is currently showing at Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth

 

 

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Durga Garcia’s ABCs on Getting Your Work Out There Part I

Durga Garcia is a professional fine art photographer who, for the past five years, has made her business flourish.  In 2013/14, she was not only inducted in NAWA (National Women Artists Association)  but also exhibited a SOLO Show at NAWA’s headquarters in New York City!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share a two-part article, with Durga’s clear-cut system to “Getting Your Work Out There”.

 

 

 

“The ABC’s

of

Getting Your ArtWork Out There”

by

Durga Garcia

 

 

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Durga tells The Rickie Report, “This is what I have learned after 5 years of entering art shows… From my first local show in Delray Beach, living through those first rejections and not winning 1st prize, to now entering international level competitions, exhibiting Internationally and winning awards.  I have now graduated to being asked to review portfolios and be a juror to shows.  These experiences have given me a special insight for helping to ensure success and not taking rejections personally.”

 

 

First – Be Prepared

 

  • Have good images of your artwork

 

  • Be able to re-size and re-name files

 

  • Have Artists Statement(s)

 

  • Have Several: CV / Bio, short, long, specific

 

  • Have a Head shot

 

 

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Not all competitions ask for the same information nor the same size file, be prepared.  If you need help managing these computer-related tasks, contact The Rickie Report.  Rickie has a list of resources who can help!  You need to ask yourself: Do I want to spend time and energy on the “business” part or would I be better off hiring someone and use my time to CREATE? 

 

 

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Where to find:

Art Shows, Exhibits, Competitions? 

 

 

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Durga Garcia, “Canoes Travel Up the Loxahatchee River”

 

 Portfolio / Competition Sites

 

www.megashot.net

www.500px.com

www.flickr.com

www.pBase.com

www.ndmagazine.net

www.instagram.com

www.faso.com

www.see.me

YourOwn.com

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Allegory of the Maidens"

Durga Garcia, “Allegory of the Maidens”

 

 Call to Artist Sites

 

www.onlinejuriedshows.com (1920px @72dpi)

www.callforentry.org  (min 1920px on longest side @72dpi)

www.juriedartservices.com  (between 1400 and 4000px on longest side @300dpi)

www.smarterentry.net

www.TheArtList.com 

 www.allartcompetitions.com

www.artistsnetwork.com

 www.asingularcreation.com

www.artdeadlineslist.com

 www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com

www.artpoints.net

 www.competitionsforartists.com

www.artshow.com

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Mossy Woods"

Durga Garcia, “Mossy Woods”

 

 OnLine Competitions – 2D

 

www.lightspacetime.com ( largest side 1000px @ 100dpi)

www.jerrysartarama.com/art-contests

 

 

What Should I enter?

 

 

Image by Durga Garcia

Image by Durga Garcia

Inspiration / Exposure sites

 

www.viewbug.com

www.stumbleupon.com

www.pinterest.com

www.artfinder.com

www.Facebook.com

www.theartstack.com

www.newmasterartist.com

www.artspan.com

www.ceramicartsdaily.org

 

And….

 

Carry your image portfolio in your phone, show it to friends and listen to the feedback you get.

 

 

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Durga Garcia for Susan Renick

 

 

PLUS:

 

  • Go to Art Openings, see what is being shown, be inspired, meet people, support other artists.

 

  •  Be active in art groups (most have exhibit opportunities)

Armory Art Center,  Artists of Palm Beach County,  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Wellington Art Society,  Delray Art League,  Florida Scape Artists Plein Air  Painters,  Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (to name a few)

 

  •  Sign Up for www.therickiereport.com  ART news e-letter to keep up the area art happenings,  and it is free!!!!
  • Have a signature on your emails

 

 

 

Both Durga and Rickie feel that this is a lot of information to absorb.  

We want to give you some time, so this article will continue tomorrow.

 

 

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Wanee Festival 2014 (Allman Brothers Band), Florida Arts Association and Northwood Village Art Walk Feature Jonathon Ortiz Smykla’s Art

What do the acclaimed Wanee Festival 2014, Allman Brothers Band, Florida Arts Association, Boynton Beach Art District and Northwood Village Art Walk all have in common?  The artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla!  Otherwise recognized as a gallery owner of OSGS in Northwood,  Jonathon’s own artwork will be featured in three separate venues this month.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here in chronological order.

 

 

 

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Artist

 

 Wanee, 2014 

 

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

Wanee 2014 Festival T-Shirt Designed by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

The Wanee Festival is hosted by the Allman Brothers Band and is celebrating it’s 10th Year! The Wanee festival includes a long list of nationally touring musicians in many genres of music, many who owe credit to the Allman Brothers for paving the way.  The future of Wanee remains cloudy due to the Allman Brothers finally calling it quits after 2014.  This comes after a successful 45 year run filled with some of the greatest rock improvisation the world has every known.  

 

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Jonathon tells The Rickie Report, “I’m honored to be a part of this historical time for the Allman Brothers and to be leaving my own personal mark on this event.  It’s also a great honor to have been chosen two years in a row as the designer for the festival t-shirt. It will be sold at the festival in a limited edition fashion”.

 

Visit the Wanee website for the lineup and information: http://www.waneefestival.com/

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The Northwood Art Walk – April 12th, starts at 6pm. This is a FREE Event and easy sign-up at www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com.    Highlights include Lot 23 introduction and a look into their brand new Studio space on Northwood Rd.

 

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To satisfy thirst and hunger The Art Walk is featuring Table 427. **20% off your entire bill if you reserve for a party of 6 or more by mentioning you are on the Art Walk tour, for dinner that same evening.  Table 427 will have live entertainment and will be serving the finest International Cuisine by Chef Roberto who is widely recognized for his cooking skills.

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Jonathan Ortiz Solo Exhibition

 

Florida Arts Association

Presents    “Local Spotlights”

The Artwork of Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Urban Scrawl”

 

Public Reception

Thursday, April 17th

7-10 pm

 

Activista Artista Gallery

 

 

422 W.Industrial Avenue        Boynton Beach,FL

(located just West of I-95 as you exit the Boynton Beach Blvd. Exit off of I-95.  Take your first right onto West Industrial Ave.)

 

 

 

“Local Spotlights,” created by Rolando Chang Barrero, is a program of Florida Arts Association (not-for-profit organization) to facilitate Florida Artists in all disciplines a venue to showcase their talent and creativity.

 
"$$$" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“$$$” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl “,  a SOLO  exhibition, featuring paintings and small work collage/assemblage pieces by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at the Boynton Beach Arts District’s ActivistArtistA Gallery.

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“Dinner Hype” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

“Urban Scrawl” will represent abstract paintings created through layers of texture, color and spatial relationships.  The newest works on exhibit have been created through assemblage that relate to pop culture, history and the vernacular language of both rural and urban cultures.
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Mixed Media on Canvas by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

Jonathon explains, “The paintings span 4 years and are mostly abstract with awareness to layers of texture and color.  The $$$ piece was a bit more of a turning point from the abstract work as I began to focus on more pop art and cultural based work, as seen with my 2014 small works collage series.  I hope that the exhibit at ActivistaArtistA Gallery/Studio will be seen as a range of work that has grown with my experimental pursuits.  By experimental I mean that the mixture of mediums I work with does not pinpoint to just one technique or style at this stage of my creativity.  As a relatively new, full-time artist I’m still learning a lot from the art world in general.”

 

"Love, It's What's For Dinner" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Love, It’s What’s For Dinner” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

 

” My education was not art history based, nor was it through an Art school.  My path led through the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University where I gained my Masters in Landscape Architecture, which is where my professional work developed over the past 13 years.  Only as of recent has my true passion for art resurfaced and provided me the excitement to pursue many more artistic endeavors.  It’s a true delight to be awarded opportunities to grow as an artist and to gain exposure for work that I have such passion for”, he goes on to share.

"The Skin U R In" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“The Skin U R In” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

 

For more information about this exhibit, please contact ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio located at  422 West Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach, FL 33426  or call  (786)521-1199  Rolando Chang Barrero  rolandobarrero@me.com    or visit www.activistartista.blogspot.com 

 

 

 

 

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"Ozone" by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

“Ozone” by Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

To get a broad view of Jonathon’s art in general, please visit www.LuckyBandanaDesign.com.  There you will find a range of work from paintings to graphic design to rock posters to photography.  For more information contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla    OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio   p: 561-833-2223    e: OSGSart@hotmail.com    www.OSGSart.com    Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack is BACK!

KeroWACKED® Is BACK!  Palm Beach County’s Love Fest Features… Live Music + Dance + Poetry + Fine Art +  Drum Circle + Flow + Readings on Sunday, April 20th, 2014.   Boynton Beach Art District is presenting the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED® Multimedia Music and Arts Fest. This outdoor festival incorporates all mediums of art, from local artists to local musicians, dance performances, interactive workshops, live painting, and more. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of the 3rd Annual KeroWACKED®: Homage to Jack!  

 

 

 

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 3rd Annual KeroWACKED :

Homage to Jack 

 

 

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | 2-11 pm

Multimedia Love Fest

Art + Music + Dance + Poetry + Flow + Readings + Drum Circle

 

Boynton Beach Art District

 

422 West Industrial Ave.     Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

 

 

 

 

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This Group Exhibition is inspired by the post-World War II writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired. Central elements of “Beat” culture included rejection of received standards, innovations in style, experimentation with drugs, alternative sexualities, an interest in Eastern religion, a rejection of materialism, and explicit portrayals of the human condition.

 

 

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Bands and Musicians: Future Prezidents,Sunny Devilles, She’s Neurotic , JC Dweyer of The Mobile Homies, Craig Mcinnis of Speaking Volumes, Mylo Ranger, Swampgrass Kin, Spencer Allan Patrick, Dan York, Rod Dusinberre, Patrick Salsich, Flint Blade, Bill Hartmann, and Chris Michaud.

 

 

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Readings by The Love Circle, Stacy Conde, and Cheryl Maeder!

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Dance and Flow: Vanya E’dan Dance Company, The Pilosifires, and Flow Source.

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DRUM CIRCLE  8-11 pm

 

 

 

The Beat Generation Exhibition!

 

Featuring Guillermo Manrique, Dana Donaty, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, Jason Flurant, Joseph Reily, and many more!

 

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Vegan, Vegetarian, and non-Vegetarian selections will be provided by Secret Garden Cafe.

 

 

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The Boynton Beach Art District is located at 422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. The fest will take place Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Donation: $10.    Call 786-521-1199 for more information or visit  https://www.facebook.com/ActivistArtistA.KeroWACKED.Festival  or email: ActivistArtistA@Gmail.com

 

 

KeroWACKED® is Produced by The Florida Arts Association, a not-for-profit entity, which is funded in part by BankUnited.

 

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Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach CALL for VOLUNTEERS!

The excitement of the Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach is building!  The Rickie Report is coordinating volunteers  –  a few hours of your time and expertise.  You will be able to attend the event at which you volunteer at no charge, mingle with the artists and art buyers and truly be among the greater community of Palm Beach County, making a statement, “Art lives here!”  More details are in this article.  Feel free to share and ask some friends to join you for this remarkable opportunity!

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach Offers 7 Art Destinations

January 23-28, 2014

Be A Part of this Exciting Premier Event!

Volunteers Needed!

Organizer and Founder of Art Palm Beach,  Lee Ann Lester, is collaborating with a group of Palm Beach County artists led by Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt.  They have organized art community leaders throughout Palm Beach County under the banner of Art Synergy.  This is a county-wide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.
Art Synergy, Art Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Cultural Council, will produce 6 inaugural satellite exhibitions throughout Palm Beach County in conjunction with the world-renown Art Palm Beach event at the Palm Beach Convention Center, January  23- 28, 2014. This coordinated five day event includes over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art institutions and museums.  Each art district will offer gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, fashion shows, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews and art performances. Maps and schedules of events will be available. 

The Participating Art Districts include:

  • Art Palm Beach – Art Synergy will host an information booth (January 23-26)
  • Boynton Beach – “ARTal’FRESCO ”  (January 24th  7 – 11 pm)
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach – “Continuum”
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach  – “ArtX ”  (January 25th  5-11 pm)
  • Lake Worth – “ArtPOP” 
  • Palm Beach – Worth Avenue
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts & Antiques District, West Palm Beach
Volunteers are needed at most of the locations.  We need the entire community to get involved in even the smallest of tasks.  “It is a significant step in telling the world that “art lives here”.  It is Palm Beach County’s milestone moment. Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents,  Art Palm Beach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”, Lee Ann Lester states. 
  Volunteer Opportunities
Including distributing informational materials about Art Synergy Events:
  • greeters ( both inside and outdoors)
  • greeters at the valet parking (outdoors)  Art X  January 25th
  • serving food (both inside and outdoors)
  • salespeople (both inside and outdoors)
  • electricians  (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • carpenters   (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • sound engineers  (BEFORE and DURING the Event at ARTal’FRESCO)
  • lighting coordinators  (BEFORE and DURING the EVENT)
  • Assist with Guided Art Tour Art X January 25th 6-9 pm

Also on the Art Synergy “wish list” :

  • grant writer  ( BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)
  • legal expertise in setting up a not-for-profit entity   (BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)

Visit https://www.facebook.com/artsynergypbc for up to date happenngs and information.

 

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For general information about Art Synergy, contact:  Rolando Chang Barrero  786-521-1199  or  Craig McInnis  561-389-4800 or visit  Art Synergy Website         ArtPalmBeach          ActivistArtistA Blog or Art Synergy on Facebook
To Sign Up For A Volunteer Shift please send an email to  Rickie@therickiereport.com and indicate:
Preferred date, time (day or evening), location, volunteer position and any other areas of expertise you can share.   RSVP ASAP!

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291