Loxahatchee Visions 9th Annual Juried Art Contest and Show At Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 9th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”. Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest). Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge. The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 11th. The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

ANNOUNCE:

9th Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

The Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

Sunday, November 11, 2017

1:00 PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

Meet The Artists

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline: Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center from Sunday, October 28 through Saturday, November 3, 2018. The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium starting Monday, November 5.

The Reception and Award Presentation will be Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

Loxahatchee Visions Art Contest Entry Form:

 

 

Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

ß  The contest is open to all artists.
ß  Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
ß  No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
ß  No photography. Please enter your photographs in our photography contest next spring.
ß  The subject must be inspired by“Loxahatchee Vision.”
ß  Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
ß  Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas or painted edges are OK.
ß  Each entry can be no more than36″on a side including the frame.
ß  Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artist’s name, the artist’s contact information and the sale price.
ß  Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to theRefuge.
ß  Each artist will be expected to remove their art between Saturday,January 12 and Sunday,January 20,2019.

Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges’ decisions are final.

ß  There are two categories-Youth/Student (through high school) and Adult(age 18 and above).
ß  Each category will be awarded a FirstPrize($250);a SecondPrize($150);and a ThirdPrize($100)
ß  Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
ß  Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.

Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

ß Youth (free)
ß Friends members, volunteers and Refuge staff ($10.00)
ß All others $25.

 

 

 

Name:

 

Address:

 

City:                                                                                        State:                Zip:

 

Telephone:                                                                        Mobile Phone:

E-mail:

 

Title of Entry

Medium

 

Circle One:      Youth     Adult

Sale Price
#1

#2

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.Signature:

Date:

 

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name Signature Date

 

 

 

Questions?

Sue Rowe at sue.rowe769@yahoo.com or 207-440-0121    OR info@loxahatcheefriends.com

For more information about Loxahatchee Friends:

www.loxahatcheefriends.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Announces 8th Annual “Loxahatchee Visions”

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 8th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”. Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest). Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge. The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 12th. The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!

 

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

ANNOUNCE:

8th Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

Sunday, November 12, 2017

1:00 PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

Meet The Artists

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

 

 

The contest is open to all artists. Each artist may submit one or two works of art, inspired by “Loxahatchee Visions.” Any media or mixed media may be used, with the exception of photography. (Save your photographs for next year’s photo contest!)

Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging.

Wrapped canvas edges are fine.

Size limit is 36″ on each side, including frame.

Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories – Novice (to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and older).

First prize – $250; Second prize – $150; Third prize – $100.

The entry fee is $10 for Friends members, volunteers and Refuge staff, and $25 for non-members.

The fee is waived for Novices.

Bring your artwork along with the entry form and entry fee in an envelope labeled “Friends Art Contest” to the Visitor Center.

For the Contest Entry Form and the complete set of rules, go to:
www.loxahatcheefriends.com/upload/Lox2017ArtContestForm.pdf

 

Questions?

Sue Rowe at sue.rowe769@yahoo.com or 207-440-0121    OR info@loxahatcheefriends.com

For more information about Loxahatchee Friends:

www.loxahatcheefriends.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Loxahatchee Visions” Announces Call For Artists And Open Public Reception

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 7th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”.  Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest).  Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 13th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

Seventh Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

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Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

 Sunday, November 13, 2016   1PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

 

10216 Lee Road   Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

 

 

 

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ABOUT THIS JURIED EXHIBIT:

 

 

 

Deadline:

Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center

from Monday, October 31, 2016 to Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium from Monday, November 7, 2016.

The Reception/Award Presentation will be Sunday, November 13, 2016 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

 

Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

  • ß  The contest is open to all artists.
  • ß  Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
  • ß  No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
  • ß  No photography-we have a separate photography contest in the winter season.
  • ß  The subject must be inspired by a “Loxahatchee vision…”
  • ß  Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
  • ß  Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas  or painted edges are OK
  • ß  Each entry can be no more than 36″ on a side including the frame.
  • ß  Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artists’ name, and the sale price.
  • ß  Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to the Refuge.
  • ß  Each artist will be expected to remove their art no later than Monday, January 23, 2017.

    Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final.

  • ß  There are two categories – Novice (up to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and above).
  • ß  Each category will be awarded a First Prize ($250); a Second Prize ($150); and a Third Prize ($100)
  • ß  Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
  • ß  Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

ß Novice (free)

ß Friends members and Refuge staff ($5.00)

ß All others  ($25)

Loxahatchee Visions Contest Entry Form

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.

Signature:______________________

Date:___________

Email:_______________________________

Phone:______________________

Street Address:__________________________________

City: ________________________

State: ________                 Zip:__________

 

PLEASE CHECK APPROPRIATE CATEGORY:

Ο   Adult

Ο   Novice

Title of Entry:

1.________________________________________

2.________________________________________

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name___________________________

Signature____________________________

Date____________

 

Questions?

Call or email Elinor Williams 561-496-4305 elinor@loxahatcheefriends.com

For more information about Loxahatchee Friends:

www.loxahatcheefriends.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Friends of Loxahatchee Shares Call For “Loxahatchee Visions”

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce their Sixth Annual Juried Art Contest and Show, “Loxahatchee Visions”.  This is open to all artists, including youth.  The Rickie Report shares the application here. There are cash prizes and the opportunity to sell your artwork  Art Patrons and Visitors will see the exhibit at the Visitor Center beginning on October 19th. The Opening Reception and Awards event takes place on Sunday, October 25th.  

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

“LOXAHATCHEE VISIONS”

 

 

Martin Fitzgerald's "Lilli Pads" from Loxahatchee

Martin Fitzgerald’s “Lilli Pads” from Loxahatchee

 

Directions: Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is located in Boynton Beach, FL., between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Route 441.

In our Visitor Center, located in the Cypress Swamp next to the 0.4 mile boardwalk, you can learn about our wildlife, habitats, management activities and even see what the interior of the Refuge looks like on a virtual airboat ride, all without ever actually stepping outside. Other informative and interactive exhibits and displays include the history of the Refuge, a tree island and gator hole diorama, and night sounds of the Everglades. Come out and see for yourself!

For more information, call (561) 734-8303

 

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Deadline: Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center from Monday, October 12, 2015 to Saturday, October 17, 2015.

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium from Monday, October 19, 2015.

The Reception and Award Presentation will be Sunday, October 25, 2015 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

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Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

  •   The contest is open to all artists.
  •   Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
  •   No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
  •   No photography-we have a separate photography contest in the winter season.
  •   The subject must be inspired by a “Loxahatchee vision…”
  •   Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
  •   Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas painted edges are OK
  •   Each entry can be no more than 36″ on a side including the frame.
  •   Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artists’ name, and the sale price.
  •   Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to the Refuge.
  •   Each artist will be expected to remove their art no later than Sunday, January 3, 2016 or Monday, January 4, 2016.

    Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final.

  •   There are two categories – Novice (up to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and above).
  •   Each category will be awarded a First Prize ($250); a Second Prize ($150); and a Third Prize ($100)
  •   Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
  •   Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

 Novice (free)
 Friends members and Refuge staff ($5.00)

 All others  ($25.00)

Name:

Address:

City:

Telephone:

E-mail:

 

 

Loxahatchee Visions Contest Entry Form

 

Name:

Address:

City:

State:                             Zip Code:

Telephone:

Mobile Phone:

Email Address:

 

Circle One:     Novice        Adult

Title of Entry 1:

Title of Entry 2:

 

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.

Signature:

Date:

 

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name:

Signature:

Date:

 

Entry forms and rules are available at the Visitor Center or can be downloaded from their website  www.loxahatcheefriends.com

Questions?

Call or email Steve Horowitz

561-637-9751   stephenjayme@yahoo.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

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? 

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Canoes uo the Loxahatchee River"

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.

 

 

Durga Garcia for Susan Renick

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.

 

 

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