Artsy Shark Opens World Wide Call To Visual Artists Of All Media. Deadline To Apply Is March 17, 2022 Network With Carolyn Edlund And Increase Your Reach To New Clients

Since 2010, Carolyn Edlund has featured more than 1,900 artists from all over the world on Artsy Shark through individual articles that present their portfolios and share their stories with the world.  Artsy Shark is seeking 48 artists in all mediums to feature and promote in the coming months. Deadline is March 17, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.







Carolyn Edlund tells The Rickie Report, “Artist features are promoted to our large social following (80,000+) and email list of more than 22,000 subscribers. Additionally, after the article is published on our site, the artist receives a PDF of their feature in “magazine-style” format to use as marketing collateral”.



Artist credit, clockwise from top left: Gerardo Lebarca, Hugh Walker, Chabane Djouder, Christianne Danna





Since 2010, more than 1,900 artists from all over the world have been featured on Artsy Shark through individual portfolio articles that present their portfolios and share their stories with the world. Artist features are permanent and always shareable; a prominent link in each feature invites the reader to visit the artist’s own website and follow them on social media. This gives each featured artist an opportunity to gain exposure, subscribers, followers and collectors.






Artist credit, clockwise from top left: Sandra LaForge, Katherine Klimitas, Heidi Zielinski, Kathy Dana




We are currently accepting submissions.



Deadline is March 17, 2022



Artist credit, clockwise from top left: Jose Cifuentes, Lesie Chandler, Ju Oshiro, Angela Verlaecht Clark





Featured artists are selected through a competitive juried process that happens only three times per year. We are currently accepting submissions through March 17 to feature in Spring and early Summer 2022. Application fee is $25. No other fees apply and Artsy Shark takes no commission whatsoever on any sales or contracts that result from artists being featured.





Visit our website to learn more about this opportunity and apply:




Artist credit, clockwise from top left: Gerardo Labarca, Hugh Walker, Laura McElfresh, Trish Mitchell, Beckie Kravetz, Christianne Danna, Rachel Tirosh, Eileen Terrell







Want to stay current on cutting edge business articles from Artsy Shark, plus artist features, and an invitation to the next Call for Artists? Subscribe to twice-monthly Updates, and get a free e-book on Where to Sell Art Online right now!

Carolyn Edlund:  410.977.2915




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Artists Doing Their Thing During A Crisis: Free Webinar, Financial Relief Resources, How To Acquire Your Own Patrons, Let Your Craft Be An Essential Saving Grace

Trina Slade-Burks and Anthony Burks Sr. continue to be significant supporters of artists, by offering a FREE Webinar “So You Want To Be A Curator” tomorrow, Thursday, March 26. The video will be available for 24 hours after viewing. They also share important financial and other resources in this Rickie Report article. Feel free to share this timely information.  Physical distancing does not mean we have to be socially distanced.  Let’s stay connected!!













So You Want to Be a Curator Free Webinar

(Facebook live)


THURSDAY,  MARCH 26         1PM




Big or small curating an event takes a lot of planning. When you attend events, do you think to yourself “This is so easy. I can do this.”.

With COVID-19 situation happening right now & everyone social distancing for the time being, a webinar-style, Facebook Live type of event is the best option.

Once you RSVP we will connect via FB & Trina will give you access to the private group. You will keep access to the group & have access to the video for 24 hours after the original airing of the webinar.







Join Patreon & Acquire your Own Patrons






What is a patron?   They are a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsements to creatives, institutions, causes, events etc…

Want to find a way to link up with other creatives or provide exclusive content to people who want to support your visions?


Financial Relief Resources for Artists

During COVID-19




We know that many artists have lost some of their fiscal opportunities due to the present crisis. Teaching gigs, mural projects and art exhibitions have come to a halt because we have been sequestered, schools and institutions are closed, and we must be socially distance ourselves from the public. But bills still need to be paid!  There are financial options in place for you. 

Find the list 





Let your Craft be an Essential Saving Grace

Lake Park business 3D printing face shields to protect healthcare workers from coronavirus





Here’s a challenge. We are in an international crisis. Evaluate your talent resources. Can your talent help someone? 


Here is an example


You may have a lot to offer and you didn’t know you could. 

How can you make a difference?

Put your thinking cap on and assist an immediate need.




Working on Something New? Go Live



“Ethnic Mermaid” by Anthony Burks, Sr



So you are tired of this social distancing thing and you are cooped up in your studio.  Why not go live and let the world see your talent.  Artists, DJ’s, singers & even yoga instructors are using Facebook, IG and Youtube as a tool to get the audience to see their creativity. 

This is REAL EXPOSURE at your convenience. 






About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC:


ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.

The ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit, follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or or contact us at 561-714-6674.

About No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF):


NMSAF is a 501(c)3 founded 2018 whose mission is to build the legacies for artists from Palm Beach County.  It was established to help primarily Palm Beach County artists be sustainable by providing opportunities and services. For more information about NMSAF visit follow us @nmsafpbc on twitter and IG, or or contact us on 561-714-6674.




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Rickie Leiter Presents A Two Part Art Marketing Seminar At The Gilt Complex In Stuart Offering Strategies And Tips For A Successful Art Business

Artists who want to sell their artwork need a clear and easy business plan!  The Gilt Complex in Stuart is offering a 2-part workshop with Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report and the knowledgable staff of the Gilt Complex on February 12 and 19. Don’t miss out on this hands-on practical knowledge seminar, including how to frame and hang your work to show your best advantage!  Numerous past seminar attendees and consultation clients have been accepted into traditional galleries, juried exhibits, won awards, and made major sales at Florida venues as well as at international venues. The skills they learned through these seminars and mentoring have taken them from hopeful to successful! The Rickie Report shares the details about the next seminar here.  Advanced registration is a must.  

608 Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL  34944


Open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5

(Or By Appointment)





P R E S E N T S :






How to approach Galleries

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Pricing Your Work

Marketing your Work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

Session 1: February 12th | 6 – 9 pm

Session 2: February 19th | 6 – 9 pm

$100 per person

RSVP by January 3, 2020

Reserve Your Seat  772-463-0125  





For more information:

The Gilt Complex

608 Colorado Avenue    Stuart, FL 34994



Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex




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ENDANGERED: Palm Beach Offers Art Marketing Workshop November 9 And Exhibition November 11-23. Special Reception On November 14

ENDANGERED: Palm Beach wants to meet you at two local events!  On Saturday, November 9, Dede Lyons offers a Marketing Your Art Workshop to create your 30 second elevator pitch at Paul Fisher Gallery.  From November 11-23, art lovers can enjoy amazing wildlife fine art and photography at Woody Michleb Beauty Salon in Palm Beach.  A special Opening Reception on Thursday, November 14 offers refreshments and goody bags.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Proceeds from sales and the workshop will benefit the Center for Great Apes.





ENDANGERED: Palm Beach We’d love to meet you!

We have two events in Palm Beach in November, come say Hi!

Saturday, November 9

2 – 4 pm

Marketing Your Art Workshop

Create Your 30 Second Elevator Pitch

Paul Fisher Gallery
The Flamingo Building
433 Flamingo Drive, West Palm Beach



Since marketing your art is such a vital issue, we are collaborating with Dede Lyons and offering a workshop to make sure you are never lost for words when faced with a potential collector. Saturday, November 9th, 2-4pm, the workshop will empower you with marketing tools to tell your stories and help sell your art. This event is at the Paul Fisher Gallery. We will have light refreshments, and there is ample street parking.


Dede will donate a portion of the proceedings to the Center for Great Apes & Armory Art Center.


Register for early bird savings:







Visit the Palm Beach


November  11 – 23 

Thursday, November 14




Woody Michleb Beauty Salon

400 Hibiscus Avenue, Palm Beach



Amazing Wildlife Fine Art & Photography


Cocktails and CanAPES

New work by Palm Beach artist Ron Burkhardt Goody Bags




Orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park. Borneo. Indonesia










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The Thriving Art Exchange Continues With A Virtual Town Hall On Monday, April 1. Stay Involved And Let’s Make Our Goals Realities! Free To Attend. Register Now!

The Clark Hulings Fund For Visual Artists continues The Thriving Art Exchange at a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, April 1. Even if you didn’t participate in our first exchange at CJR Fine Arts & Frame, everyone is welcome to engage in the important work of building and maintaining our visual art community in Southeast Florida.  Honoring Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report, for her work in bringing together diverse artists, art lovers, and institutions, was only the first step. We look forward to hearing your voice in this online community exchange, so register (free) NOW!  Join Daniel DiGriz (CHF), Neil Capozzi (Martin Arts Council), Rickie Leiter (TRR), and Elayna Toby Singer (Art in Public Places PB County). Let’s take the next step together!  The Rickie Report shares the links to register, listen, and ask questions.






Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists




The Clark Hulings Fund will host another online community exchange:

Monday,  April 1, 2019

4:00 p.m.

Even if you didn’t participate in the first exchange,

You are invited to take part in this one!  


Please feel free to share this information with your visual arts colleagues.


To view the live broadcast April 1st 4:00 PM (or the recording afterward) visit:



That link includes the chat window for asking questions.

To ask questions, you’ll just need to log in with your google account.

We will also take questions and comments from Twitter that use the hashtag #CHF.













As promised, we are following up on our recent events in South Florida with a Thriving Art Exchange Virtual Town Hall! Please join us Monday, April 1st at 4:00 PM (Eastern) to continue to discuss the state of the visual art industry in South Florida, and brainstorm ways to better meet the needs of its stakeholders. We are delighted to welcome panelists including Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report; Elayna Toby Singer, artist and Palm Beach County Art in Public Places administrator; and Neil Capozzi, chair of the Arts Council of Martin County, owner of Stuart Art Supply & Studio, and board member of Martin Artisans Guild.



The Thriving Art Exchange brings together the art world’s various players to engage in constructive dialogue, structured brainstorms, and honest debates about the future of the industry, locally, regionally, and nationally. The ultimate goal is to foster positive transformation and build a vibrant community that serves all its members.



Elizabeth Hulings tells The Rickie Report, “After our live learning events have ended, we always hear from participants who tell us how much they’ve been impacted by the experience. That feedback is only part of the story, though. The other part is how much WE learn from all of you”. Rickie Leiter is proud to be named to the Advisory Board of the Clark Hulings Fund!


Debut of The Thriving Art Exchange:



On January 31st, we kicked off three days of art-business talk in south Florida with a reception at Claire and Jack Rosen’s CJR Fine Arts & Frame gallery in Royal Palm Beach. The event marked the debut of CHF’s Thriving Art Exchange, which brings together leading voices from all facets of the art world to foster dialogue in the industry—both in person and online. In this time of upheaval, we’re encouraging collaboration and helping to build an art industry where everyone can thrive.


Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report details our discussion questions at the inaugural Thriving Art Exchange at CJR Fine Art & Frame



The following morning marked the start of our Ft. Lauderdale Art-Business Conference at ArtServe, co-hosted by the Broward County Cultural Division and sponsored by Wells Fargo. The event drew an impressive and inspiring bunch of artists! South Florida’s arts community is in savvy and passionate hands. Our interactive workshops are designed to be their own kind of Thriving Art Exchange, fostering dialogue and collaboration. We provided these artists with a strong foundation for growing their businesses, and they in turn shared their stories and offered us terrific suggestions that we’ll be incorporating into future conferences and CHF curricula.




Participants in the Ft. Lauderdale Art-Business Conference February, 2019




Smack in the middle of the workshops, four leaders from the local arts community graciously shared their expertise in our Roundtable Q&A: Ilene Adams, marketing expert, graphic designer, and artist; Deborah Bigeleisen, painter and former owner of a global textile print-design company; Janeen Mason, artist, curator, author, illustrator, speaker, and arts advocate; and Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report (which covers southeastern Florida’s visual-art scene) and guest of honor at our Thriving Art Exchange Reception. (To learn more about all four, read their full bios on our event page.)



Janeen Mason, Rickie Leiter, Ilene Gruber Adams, Deborah Bigeleisen





These amazing women led a spirited discussion that covered a lot of ground, including how to find public art and grant opportunities; getting involved with south Florida’s local gallery scene; and making art fairs work for you. Ultimately, participants learned that art-business success requires engaging with people in honest and meaningful ways. It’s not about sales but rather true connections.



Daniel DiGriz, Education Director at CHF tells The Rickie Report, “The single most important statistical predictor of life expectancy is that you’re alive. The longer you’re alive, the longer you’re going to live. It’s funny, but it underscores the incredible power of inertia”.


Thriving Art Exchange Inaugural Event at CJR Fine Arts & Frame



“When I see people on the verge of changing their lives and careers, really propelling themselves forward in quantum bounds, the single biggest predictor of whether they will actually do it, is the step they’re taking right now. If they’re not doing something about it at this very moment, the likelihood and the opportunity plummets”.


“I want to see artists make irrevocable changes that accelerate their businesses—so that they mark a before this moment and after this moment on their professional calendars. So it’s not rhetoric to say that this is your last chance. Every chance is your last. Every opportunity missed reduces the likelihood of another opportunity”.








For more information, please visit


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Suzanne Redmond Announces Art Business Podcast, “The Left Brain Artist”, Providing Inspiration And Business Tips Through Artist Interviews

Suzanne Redmond, an artist who works with artists and their businesses, has started a podcast called “The Left Brain Artist”. Suzanne interviews one artist every Wednesday, to talk about their beginnings in the art world and how they have created a successful business.  The hour-long interview is filled with practical tips and inspiring information that other artists can use. Every Friday, Suzanne posts a mini bonus episode about various business topics relevant to artists.  A podcast is an online audio program that posts new episodes weekly and can be downloaded and accessed at no charge. Enjoy listening to these accomplished artists who are happy to share the keys to their success with you. Kudos to Suzanne for sharing!



S  U  Z  A  N  N  E          R  E  D  M  O  N  D:






Suzanne Redmond 





Every Friday, Suzanne posts a mini bonus episode where she talks about various business topics relevant to artists. Recent episodes include How to Find and Approach Galleries (episode 4), What is a Call to Artists and How do you Respond to It? (episode 14), and How to Keep Track of Your Art Inventory (episode 20). She interviews both local artists and national artists so that others may learn from their success and how they run their business. On Suzanne’s website, she includes Show Notes for every episode that includes links to the artist’s website and social media; photos of their artwork; and links to galleries, classes, and other aspects of their art business.

Suzanne Redmond has a degree in accounting, and has worked in business in Palm Beach County since 1986. She is an artist herself, specializing in jewelry but dabbling in painting. She is a past president of the Wellington Art Society and has worked with ATB Fine Artists & Designers on their Continuum pop-up gallery shows. For the past few years, she has worked with artists and curators to develop their website content, maintain their finances, and managed numerous Calls to Artists.

A podcast is an online audio program that posts new episodes every week. The episodes can be downloaded and listened to for free, and you can also subscribe to the podcast for free. Suzanne’s podcast,” The Left Brain Artist”, can be found on her website,, or through iTunes, Castbox, and other apps where you can download podcasts. Podcast episodes remain available long after they are recorded.





Some of the local artists that have been interviewed are:



Anthony Burks and Trina Slade-Burks     Episodes 27 and 29




Nicole Galluccio     Episode 7





Craig McInnis     Episode 33


About Suzanne Redmond:

With Suzanne Redmond’s background in accounting, finance, and exhibiting art, she knows what it takes to get your artwork seen and sold. She’s chosen artists for her podcasts who are working their business – exhibiting their art, teaching others, and finding unusual opportunities. You’ll hear from some unsung artists who are extremely talented and creative. Hopefully you’ll look up their work and be inspired by what they do, or purchase their art to support them.  Artists really do the coolest things, and they do this while running a family, traveling, and living an art-filled life! Enjoy listening to these successful artists who are happy to share the keys to their success with you.  

Suzanne Redmond has that unique combination of an artsy right brain, and an awesome left brain for business. She uses the skills she’s honed as an accountant and art show organizer to give artists the best tools for making more money and getting their work seen. Her business background started with a degree in accounting, and years working in financial and contract management. Later, she switched gears and began to work her artistic side, selling her jewelry and paintings. As she became more connected with the arts community, she found herself organizing art shows, helping artists with their business and writing tasks, and interviewing them for her podcast.


For More Information about these podcasts or other art services, please contact Suzanne Redmond  or  email:







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John R. Math Discusses “Online Art Galleries” As a Marketing Tool And Provides Artists Exposure To A World Wide Audience

The Rickie Report invited John R. Math of Light Space & Time Online Gallery to share information about different types of online art galleries.  John is a Florida landscape and wetlands fine art photographer as well as a well respected business person in the art world. Since 2006, his Gallery has conducted monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. The gallery was created primarily to help new and emerging artists gain experience in applying for, participating in art competitions and getting solid exposure to the decision makers in the art world. Through Light Space & Time, artists are able to not only gain experience but also add and develop their art resumes, all in the hopes of someday selling their work and having a successful art career. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  


John R. Math




How Online Art Galleries Can Help You Market Your Artwork

By John R. Math

In the last 5 years online art galleries have become a popular means for artists to market and sell their art. If an artist is not taking advantage of this platform they are at a very distinct disadvantage in terms of marketing and selling their art. There are several types of online galleries and using them has numerous benefits for the artist.


Print on Demand Online Art Galleries:

These type of galleries provide a profile page followed by gallery pages for the artist’s artworks. (They may or may not charge an administrative fee). The gallery acts as a “go between” for the buyer and the artist. They print and ship the artist’s work for the purchaser, which is how the gallery makes their money.


Online Art Galleries that Market and Sell Art:

This type of gallery sells the artist’s art and collects a percentage of each sale (much like a brick and mortar gallery when they sell an artist’s artwork). They usually provide the artist with a profile, a storefront and the means to charge and collect from the buyer.
Hopefully, these online art galleries do a lot of marketing and promotion to bring traffic to their website in order to help sell the artist’s art.


Online Art Competition Galleries:

For an artist’s work to appear on these sites, the artist will go through a judging or a competition process. The selection of the art is the result of a themed art competition. Online art galleries (in any form) provide artists with very low costs and wide-ranging exhibition opportunities that were not available in the past.  “Brick and Mortar” art galleries have built-in overhead and expenses that make them less able to compete with online art galleries regarding artist entry fees and exhibition costs.

Online galleries offer ease of submitting and managing electronic files versus physically shipping entire works. Using online galleries is both a time-saving and cost-effective alternative for the artist. Matting and framing, shipping, and storing are no longer issues.
The Internet offers broad international exposure to artists who compete, win, and exhibit their artwork. This exposure can be tapped into by both “brick and mortar” and online galleries. It is critical for any gallery that an artist partners with, is to make full use of available marketing and promotional opportunities.


What are the advantages and benefits for an artist to enter and compete in an online art competition? The following are the top benefits for an artist when entering online art contests:

• Ease of Entering/Posting Art
• Cost of Entering/ Membership
• Online Promotion & Marketing
• Low Administrative Costs
• Unequalled Exposure for the Artist


Choosing the Right Online Gallery:

When selecting an online art gallery, be sure to ask about their overall marketing program. Online galleries tend to have digital marketing expertise as their entire world is electronic, but not all galleries are the same.

As an artist, you want broad and quality coverage for your work.

What is your desired market?

While the whole world is available to you, partnering with an online art gallery that caters to those who like your art is essential.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is the Gallery’s intention to help today’s artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.  

For more information: 





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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

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Carolyn Edlund Of Artsy Shark Offers Workshop “Sell Your Photography As Art” On Saturday, November 11, 2017

Understand Photography Studio in Naples, FL. is honored to bring Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark as a guest instructor for “Sell Your Photography As Art” Workshop on November 11, 2017.  (This workshop was held in February and it sold out months ahead of time, so don’t procrastinate on registering)!  There is an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL to register. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of previous workshops.   Bonus: Understand Photography founder Peggy Farren will present: “What do judges look for in competition and for a juried position in an art show”?  Because of the personalized level of interaction, this workshop is limited to 15 artists only. Register early to avoid disappointment!








Carolyn  Edlund  of  Artsy  Shark






“Sell Your Photography as Art” Workshop

Saturday, November 11, 2017

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Taking place at: Understand Photography Studio


2383 Linwood Ave #302, Naples, FL



Price: $169.00 /per person*

*Early Registration: $169 through October 11, 2017

Regular Price: $199 October 12 -November 11




Understand Photography Studio tells The Rickie Report, “We are so honored to bring Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark as a guest instructor for this workshop. We held this workshop in February and it sold out months ahead of time, so don’t procrastinate on registering”!  This workshop is designed to get you prepared to take immediate action on your journey to sell your fine art photography.


Carolyn Edlund Photography Workshop



Topics to be covered:

Build Your Portfolio. What defines a saleable collection of photographic art? What are the common mistakes that undermine photographers? This presentation will address how to create a thoughtful, compelling portfolio designed to appeal to your chosen audience. Bring your laptop with your best images. We will be working hands-on with each student to put together their best portfolio.




Know Your Audience. Successful photographers have a clear concept that appeals to their target audience. We’ll help you niche, niche, niche to really understand the psychology of who will buy your artwork and why. This presentation addresses marketing principles, sales triggers, building value, and buyer behavior. Using examples of photographers with strong core concepts, we’ll take a look at how this works – then apply it to your personal situation and goals. This essential session can be transformative!


Carolyn Edlund Consulting With an Artist

Tell Your Story. Excellent photography is crucial to making sales, but your story is equally important. Buying art is an emotional decision. As you learn how to best share your passion, your technique and your expertise, you make yourself as the photographer an integral part of every purchase. In this workshop, you will begin to write and hone your own artist story, and understand how to tell it.





Brand Your Business. Once your portfolio is put together, you’ll need to think about branding. This includes your website, your color schemes, your framing, and your booth design if you are doing art shows. Build a memorable brand through consistency and professionalism – we’ll show you how.



 Carolyn Edlund in Consultation




Create Your Plan. What vision do you have for yourself as a photographer selling your work? What goals do you have? What are the options, and different marketplaces available, and which will you choose? This part of the workshop will focus on a step-by-step plan for each attendee to move forward after the program is completed.

Bonus: Understand Photography founder Peggy Farren will present:

What do judges look for in competition and for a juried position in an art show?


Carolyn Edlund:


 Carolyn Edlund has an extensive background as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker and art business consultant. Her background includes owning a production ceramic studio for twenty years, selling product into over 1,000 retail accounts during that time. Subsequently, she was an outside sales rep for the largest art publisher in the world, earning “Rep of the Year” honors. In 2009, she founded ArtsyShark, recognized as a “Top 10” art blog by Art Business News, which publishes art marketing and business articles, and features individual artists in portfolio articles. She is also the Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to professional development for artists and makers, that presents business workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally.




See an interview with Carolyn by watching episode 10 of The Understand Photography Show:




Bring your laptop with your best images. We will be working hands-on with each student to put together their best portfolio.

Also pen and paper for note-taking. Prepare to be inspired!

LUNCH is included.

Recommended Hotel: Lemon Tree Inn:


For more information:

Social Media Profiles:




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“Artist As Entrepreneur Institute” Offers Informational Meeting At Armory Art Center In Palm Beach County

In addition to The Broward County Cultural Division‘s grant making activities, they design and convene training programs and workshops for our area’s cultural not-for-profit organizations and local artists: including visual artists, musical arts, composers, media, theater art, and performing arts.   The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists that to succeed, you must have business plan!   To date, more than 680 South Florida artists have graduated from the Institute.  An informational session takes place at the Armory Art Center on Monday, April 10th in the evening.  This is an opportunity for artists to learn more about the upcoming Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) and the various services the Broward Cultural Division offers to artists in the region, including funding, professional development and networking opportunities. Make your reservation for this FREE overview now!






Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401









Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute







Monday, April 10, 2017

5:30  – 6:30 PM


Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

In the Armory Library


This event is Free

Artists residing in ANY County are welcome to attend!

Please RSVP with EventBrite:





Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations.  Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) is a course of study designed to assist individual artists, of all disciplines (visual, musicians, writers, media, theater, performing arts), by cultivating and advancing their business skills, and helping them to strengthen their operating infrastructure and expand their business. 



AEI will be presented from 9 AM – 6 PM on June 3, 10 & 17 and the Business Plan Clinic and Workshop on June 24th, 9 AM – 2 PM., and will offer a curriculum of 20 different class modules over the four Saturdays. The program will be presented at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The program is designed to help the artist community better understand their enterprise and markets, and strengthen the vitality of the larger urban arts and culture sector.






The 2017 Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) program page:

See also background on the AEI by the Miami Herald:



For more information about the Armory Art Center meeting contact:

Jeanne Martin, Director of Communications & Marketing

Armory Art Center, (561) 832-1776 ex. 104



For more information about The Broward County Cultural Division:

James Shermer, Grants Administrator
Broward County Cultural Division
100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1829
954-357-7502 Desk      954-357-5769 Fax
954-790-2190 Cell







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A Word To Artists, Arts Organizations And Show Promoters From The Rickie Report

Every article The Rickie Report publishes is packed with information.  Sometimes, we announce an art event that holds interest for art patrons and artists, a Call For Art to a juried show or exhibit, or an overview of an artist’s work and classes being offered in the community.  On Friday, May 20th we published an article about the Fort Lauderdale Design and Remodeling Show.  In today’s “tutorial”, we take a closer look at how artists, arts organizations and show promoters can use this article to find new opportunities.  






Reading a TRR article and seeing beyond:






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2016 Ft. Lauderdale

Home Design and Remodeling Show’s




Jen Walls◊Lynda Sauls◊Steve Romero◊Patricia Beltran◊Yvette Michele Booth◊Shernett Muhammad◊Aida Tejada◊Josepo◊Sandra Garcia Pardo◊Phoenix Marks◊Brett Aiton◊Cynthia Inklebarger◊Tatiana Cast◊Terry Mulrooney◊Carlos Gonzalez




Look at the artists’ names.  

Do you know anyone?  


If you do, let them know you saw the article about them.

Sharing let’s them know you’re excited about their success!  


We need to support each other…so when you express your enthusiasm, you will be paying it forward.  

If  you don’t know any of these artists:  

We give you their website links…

Check out their artwork.

   Do you feel a kinship to their style, medium or subject?

We can’t stress enough about the importance of meeting other artists and networking!

Email to introduce yourself and make a time to “talk art”.    

Who knows…. you may become collaborators for a future exhibit.  



Is your art organization is looking for a demo?  

Think beyond this event!  

Show promoters: What a great opportunity to meet these artists and invite them to YOUR event!

Check out the website!  

Does this look like an event you’d like to be involved with in the future?  

Get on the mailing list.  



Contact the Show Producer NOW and ask how you can be involved the next time!  We suggest you begin with an email explaining how you heard about the event.  Follow up with a phone call.


What We learned from:



Jen Walls

In her submission application, artist Jen Walls (who recently moved to Broward from Charlotte, NC) stated: “As a new resident of Broward County, I am thrilled to find a vibrant, active art community filled with a wide variety of venues and events. The arts here are a fantastic example of what other parts of the country could accomplish with the type of widespread support you see here in South Florida.”

Jen is a newcomer to the area and went right into the fray!  We like her moxie!  Jen is the type of person we want to associate with…she sees opportunities in new situations! Her whimsical art strikes a chord!

· “Surroundings” by Lynda Sauls, Steve Romero and Patricia Beltran of the Weston Art Guild aims to stimulate and provoke awareness of South Florida’s treasures. The artists invite the viewer to slow down and appreciate the artists’ reverence for the ordinary, overlooked, and awesome skies. Apart from their work as artists, Sauls serves as President of the Weston Art Guild; Romero aims to highlight the beauty of South Florida in his photographs; and Beltran offers art workshops for children at her studio.


The Weston Art Guild is active and involves it’s members in the community.  Check it out!  

Find out about Patricia Beltran’s workshops.  

When an artists mentions they have studio space…

Do you need studio space? Is anyone interested in sharing?  You will only know if you make the contact!

· “Abstractive Fusion” by Yvette Michele Booth and Shernett Muhammad, addresses the melting together of ideas and elements from nature, expressions of bold color and life experiences. Booth is an arts journalist and blogs weekly in support of a cure of Aids and HIV, using art as a means to create awareness. This is Muhammad’s second time participating in “At Home with Art.” Muhammad’s art reflects her dedication to capturing Florida’s natural environment.

Are you intrigued by Yvette’s and Shernett’s work?

 Would either one do a demo for your organization?  You will know if you contact them….

· “Delirium” by Miami artists, Aida Tejada, Josepo and Sandra Garcia-Pardo shows the consequences of obsessive experimentations on their art when looking for accurate definitions of their emotions and dreams, as well as the role of art and its commitment to society. Tejada teaches experimental photography at her studio; Josepo incorporates reclaimed materials, from his work in the construction business, and gives them new life.  Sandra Garcia-Pardo is the 2011 recipient of the Miami-Dade Community and Tourist Development Council Grants Program.



Invite Aida to teach a workshop!


Ask Josepo if he offers tours of his studio…

What can you learn from Sandra, a Tourist Development Grant Recipient?


· “The Nature of Women” explores the world outside cities and towns: the kingdoms of animals and plants, the sunsets, mountains and vistas that inspire us as viewed, specifically through the eyes of women. Through Phoenix Marks’ photography and Jen Walls mixed-media work, they challenge the viewer to question: “What does our view of the wild say about our own human nature?” Marks serves as President of the National League of American Pen Women (Fort Lauderdale Branch) and Vice President of the Broward Art Guild; Walls has taught art in North Carolina and will participate this summer in the Artist in Residence program at the Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland.

National League Of American Pen Women is another wonderful networking opportunity!  Find out about their meetings and go to one!  Join!




What is the Broward Art Guild offering?  

(LOTS – but do YOU know about it?)

Make the contact and get involved.


Phoenix is interested in the environment.  Invite her to your camera group!  Take a field trip with her!

· “Nature” is an exhibit displaying two artists’ love and perspective on the world we live. Brett Aiton having extensive training with animals, shows his love and respect for the creatures that keep humanity alive in his colorful oil paintings. Cynthia Bebak Inklebarger is an experienced mixed-media artist that paints nature from an abstract lens. Her style ranges from finite detail to colorful representations of the environment. Both of their devotion to the outside is evident in their differing illustrations. Aiton’s admiration of wildlife began in his native Indiana and studies in Veterinary Medicine. He has also written a series of teenage fiction books. Inklebarger has taught art and served as a docent and researcher for a non-profit art institution in Miami.


Does your organization want to engage teens?  Animal lovers?

Brett is a great prospect!

Will he offer a workshop?  Call….




How can Cynthia’s abstract perspective draw in new learners?  The exploration of Mars is a hot topic!  What can she add to your classes?

· “Spectrums of Color” by Tatiana Cast, Terry Arroyo Mulrooney and Carlos Gonzalez, showcases the vision of three artists regarding colors, shapes and light. Each artist with a unique style and perspective, demonstrates the great diversity that exists in the visual arts world. Cast is an art consultant and curator; Mulrooney is involved with the non-profit organization M.U.J.E.R. Florida and has provided families with paintings that replicate portrait photos that she took of children of families seeking support services from M.U.J.E.R.; Many of Gonzalez’ paintings are inspired by South Florida’s vibrant, musical influences.



Oh, the places Tatiana, Terry and Carlos will take you as you explore color, shape and light!

Make an appointment with Tatiana – she is an art consultant and curator!  How can you work together?  Email first, then follow-up…

Terry would love to share her experiences with M.U.J.E.R. – and perhaps MOVE you beyond your inspiration to DOING what you have dreamed of!

Carlos captures the musical mood with his paintings.  Invite him to a jazz brunch and ask him to demo!  If you are a non-profit, ask if hell donate a % of sales to your group!






A full schedule of events that includes: Seminars by DIY Network’s Sara Bendrick of “I Hate My Yard” and Jason Cameron of “Man Caves” and “Desperate Landscapes”; consultations with South Florida Interior Designers at four room vignettes designed exclusively for the Show; as well as cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Experience Stage can be found at



Stop by and meet these television personalities!

Get their contact information.  Find out how YOUR artwork appear in one of their shows?

Meet these Interior Designers!  Get their business cards.  Send an email with some jpegs of your work.  Make an appointment to follow up.  They want to have fresh looks and art available for their clients….it could be YOUR ARTWORK!




Yes, you may bring your business cards to this event, but remember that these exhibitors are at this event to network and sell their work.  

Please don’t overwhelm them with details.  A quick introduction, taking their business card and a follow up email is the least intrusive way to go!



I hope this “tutorial” look at a Rickie Report article helps you achieve your goals.  

I look forward to hearing from you!




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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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