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

772.463.0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

Open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5

(Or By Appointment)

 

 

 

 

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Learn….

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

772-463-0125     www.TheGiltComplex.com

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Instagram:  @thegiltcomplex

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Average Joes Get Opportunity Of A Lifetime As New Online Social Community For Talent Takes Internet By Storm

A new, significant online community of talent has emerged that brings together industry professionals, celebrities, fans, and talent – all in one place!  Talent Joe allows the “average Joe” the chance to make connections in their field, earn fans, build a presence, win monthly contests, answer casting calls, book auditions, and much more. Talent can get evaluated and be endorsed by top international industry professionals and celebrities and as well as compete for cash prizes, awards, and contracts.  The Rickie Report brings you a brief overview and urges you to check this out! The monthly contest for December ends soon…

 

 

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Walter W. Braithwaite, Founder|CEO
Talent Joe Enterprises Inc
o. 877-TAL-N-JOE    c. 717-609-9938
w.braithwaite@talentjoe.com     www.talentjoe.com

 

 

 

Imagine merging Reality TV, YouTube and Facebook with Talent. Talent Joe allows the “average Joe” the chance to make connections in a category, earn fans, build a presence, win monthly contests, answer casting calls, book auditions, and much more. Talent can get evaluated and be endorsed by top industry professionals and celebrities and compete for cash prizes, awards, and contracts. The categories include, Visual Arts, Acting, Singing, Dancing, Musicians, Modeling, Rapping, Comedy, Magic, and Photography. We have it set up for both Adults and Youth 17 and under. As an artist you can personalize your profile, win our amazing contests that could ultimately take you to the red carpet walk winning one of our prestigious “Joe Awards” Talent Joe is more than a website, It is a culture to help the young and unknown artists to get discovered, hired or casted.

 

 

 

 

 

“Talent Joe was never created to compete; it was created to change the rules of the game,” says Talent Joe Founder and CEO, Walt Braithwaite. “I saw some really talented people that should have made it big, struggle to even make a living.  The most disturbing thing was that some so called industry professionals just preyed on these people – mostly kids, making them spend big money on broken promises and God knows what else. Talent Joe will empower young and talented artists to promote their work and get to the right professionals without the middle man taking advantage of them.”

 

 

 

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Born in Philadelphia, PA, Walter Braithwaite attended college at Penn State University majoring in business and marketing. He founded Automotive Promotions, Inc. in 1997. Braithwaite formed a powerful company that employed over 60 people and brought in over $50 million in sales. With his customers wanting more, he founded Benchmark Advertising & Design in 2002, a full-service advertising agency. Walt’s client’s and work included some of the top automotive dealerships in the country as well as Daimler Chrysler’s Mid-Atlantic region.  Walt’s passion and love for the arts and travel is what drives him. His involvement in the arts started at a young age with his love for music, and competition Color Guard. Walt designed shows and became the director of many High School Level and WGI independent units which of several won national Championships. 

 

 

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An entrepreneur at heart, Walt Braithwaite is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Talent Joe Enterprises, Inc. a trendsetting online community for the promotion of the performing and visual arts. Braithwaite’s exceptional creativity and vision has set up Talent Joe Enterprises to be one of the most exciting entities to hit the industry in a very long time. Talent Joe will define a new online culture of self-promotion, discovery and “Star Born” talent. TalentJoe.com was featured as one of the hottest new startups in Lisbon Portugal this past week at Web Summit.

 

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Talent Joe was invited to the prestigious Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

“I have been inspired by the arts my entire life.  My career took me to the marketing and advertising side of business where my creativity and will to succeed was the driving force that brought me to the idea of Talent Joe.  Talent Joe was never created to compete; it was created to change the rules of the game,” says Talent Joe Founder and CEO, Walt Braithwaite.   “I saw some really talented people that should have made it big, struggle to even make a living. The most disturbing thing was that some so called industry professionals just preyed on these people – mostly kids, making them spend big money on broken promises and God knows what else.  Talent Joe will empower young and talented artists to promote their work and get to the right professionals without the middle man taking advantage of them.”

 

 

 

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Talent Joe Founder and CEO, Walt Braithwaite with Arabian Prince, International Rap Star

 

 

 

 

Talent Joe came to be when my advertising agency did a promotion for America’s Top Model reality show. The response to this show was huge and the line had wrapped around the building the entire day and well after the hours it was supposed to end. This was the seed that started Talent Joe. The passion of talent and people and kids who never get the opportunity to be discovered. One of my good friends who was a talented song writer and musician was another reason to create the platform. I saw Mike Narvaez, a struggling musician who should have made it big but never could get to that next level.

 

 

 

Having a strong background in marketing and advertising I studied people’s success and failure of getting discovered and making it to the next level. Probably one of my biggest reasons to move forward with my idea was a disturbing reality that I discovered while researching my project. People were being preyed on and mostly they were young kids. People were paying huge money to so called talent scouts who promised them the sun, moon and stars. They took their money and didn’t deliver. This was so widespread that I knew that I had to do something about it, and I did.

 

 

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The platform took me 3 years to develop from idea to reality. It took three months to think of the perfect name. Every night I would sit for hours to come up with the perfect company name.  One evening I said to myself what is the site about? I thought to myself to help the “Average Joe” to get discovered. So I went searching and there it was Talent and Joe combination of words and the domain was available! TalentJoe.com was born!  I hired one of the best development companies in the business and brought in the greatest people around me to form the new company. Everyone who saw the mock ups were as excited as I was and they all wanted to be a part of it.

 

 

 

After three years in development, Talent Joe is in Beta testing, has successfully raised a pre-seed round of investors, and is currently raising a second one. The talent is pouring in and they have even attracted some celebrity talent in varied fields are coming on board”. Some Celebrities on Talent Joe include: Stevie Wonder,
Christian Monzon, Sia, and Marcus Paulk.

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Maria Whatley, One of the Professional Mentors of Talent Joe

 

Categories include singers, dancers, models, comedians, musicians, actors, photographers, rappers, magicians, and visual artists. There are separate areas for youth talent, in the same categories, as well. Industry professionals and celebrities also have an opportunity to promote their business or market their brand. Never before has there been a place solely dedicated to the promotion of the arts.

 

 

Walter explains,” Although it is free to join, you will want to subscribe to take advantage of all the features of the site. Our Standard membership which is only $9.95 per month allows you to communicate with Industry professionals, Casting Directors, Art galleries and even allows you to be voted on for our contests. There is also a featured membership to put you higher in search rankings and to get your profile more noticed. If you’re an industry professional, business or even an art gallery you can discover and even hire the best new emerging talent out there.  Fans are free and with our featured video player and soon-to-be app, you can create your own playlists of emerging musicians, singers dancers and more. Our fan experience is second to none and our fans get to vote for talents on the site helping them get to the red carpet.

 

 

 

You are invited to sign up for Talent Joe and get 3 months free.  Feel free to share this information with artists of all media, visual arts, performing arts, beginners, professionals and teachers.  This is an opportunity to meet your goals! Talent Joe is a safe place for Kids. We are COPPA compliant and will never sell or share members’ private information to anyone. We Take this very seriously and have hired a company called Kid Safe to audit and make sure we are doing everything possible to keep kids safe on TalentJoe.com   We were put on this earth to achieve our greatest self, to live out our purpose, to chase our dreams and to make our thoughts and efforts a reality; Create a life you are obsessed with,” shares Walt Braithwaite.

 

 

 

 

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To see more and get involved, visit:

Walter W. Braithwaite, Founder|CEO
Talent Joe Enterprises Inc
o. 877-TAL-N-JOE c. 717-609-9938
w.braithwaite@talentjoe.com    www.talentjoe.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com    561-537-0291

Art Marketing Seminar Being Offered In Wellington Area With Ilene Adams, Rickie Leiter And Jean Bootz

Do you want to know how artists succeed in getting their artwork shown in galleries? This is your opportunity! Under the auspices of Bootz Cultural Arts Center, Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Jean Bootz will present “The Art of Marketing Your Art” in a two-part series. Pre-registration is required for the sessions on April 19th and 26th. We are proud to announce that numerous previous seminar attendees 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! Don’t miss out on this hands-on practical knowledge seminar. The Rickie Report shares the details about the next seminar here.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Art of Marketing Your Art

Presented by:

 

Ilene Gruber Adams

Rickie Leiter

Jean Bootz

 

 

 

Learn….

What are Galleries looking for

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: April 19th | 7 – 9 pm

Session 2: April 26th | 7 – 9 pm

at

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 State Road 7   Suite 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

561.290.2753

 

To sign up or get more details contact Ilene : ileneadams@gmail.com

To register:

http://www.ileneadamsinc.com/#!the-art-of-marketing/cecc

 

 

 

 

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

“Marketing Your Art to Galleries” Seminars With Rickie, Ilene, and Raquel Are Open For Registration

If you have been wondering how other artists arrange for their artwork to be shown in galleries, this is your opportunity! Under the auspices of Arthouse429, Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Raquel Williams will present “The Art of Marketing Your Art” in a two-part series. Pre-registration is required. We are proud to announce a success story from our first seminars!  The artwork of one of the seminar attendees, Amauri Torezin, has been been accepted into Arthouse 429! The Rickie Report shares the details about the next seminars here.  

 

 

 

The Art of Marketing Your Art

presented by

Ilene Gruber Adams, Rickie Leiter and Raquel Williams

at

ArtHouse 429 in Northwood

Session 1: February 3rd  | 7 – 9 pm

Session 2: February 10th | 7 – 9 pm

429 25th Street       West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561.231.0429

 

 

 

 

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Learn….

 

What are galleries looking for

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Marketing your work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

 

 

To sign up or get more details contact Ilene : ileneadams@gmail.com

To register:
http://www.ileneadamsinc.com/#!the-art-of-marketing/cecc

 

 

 

 

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

Durga Garcia’s ABCs of Getting Your Work Out There Part II

Durga Garcia’s article, “The ABCs of Getting Your Work out There” continues in this Rickie Report.

Entering Art Shows

 

  • Read ALL information slowly and carefully AND Follow the rules

 

  • Make a Check list to ensure you have not missed anything!

 

  • Enter Shows that match your works’ theme and discipline

 

  • Online Exhibits  or Out of the area Exhibits:   If work needs to be shipped leave enough time for shipping ( and acts of nature like a snow storm or bad weather)!
  • ALL SHOWS:

 

          Can you manage the dates?

           Entry deadline date?

           Notification date?

           Delivery date (or shipping date)?

           Reception date?

          Pick up work date?  

Having someone else deliver/pick up? Have a written agreement of acceptability!

 

 

 

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Portrait by Durga Garcia

 

 The Award Ceremony

 

 

JUDGES WANT TO BE shocked or amazed, amused or educated – to see things in a way not seen  before.

 

For the amateur it’s a learning process that mimics being commissioned. You are working to a very  loose brief, but you are attempting to impress others rather than just yourself.

 

 

For the professional it is of course a chance to achieve greater exposure for your work, and  therefore generate more work, but it is also a chance to ‘commission yourself’ rather than working to a client’s directions.  Done correctly that can be creatively very liberating.

 

 

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Hardbody in Tutu” by Durga Garcia

 

Being part of an exhibit is something to be proud of, having people see your work and getting the  chance to see how people respond to your work will give you invaluable feedback in your growth as  an artist and is an important part of being an artist.

 

 

 

WINNING IMAGES have a “Wow” factor with with a story to say to be truly award-winning.

The image needs to be artfully constructed and technically well executed…beyond being something pleasurable to look at in a decorative way –— it should provoke or calm,  educate or entertain with innovation, humor or add revelation.

 

 

"As We Are" SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters by Durga Garcia

“As We Are” SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters by Durga Garcia

 

Rejections and Not Winning

 

 

  • There may be several hundred entries with only room for only 50 pieces to be exhibited.

 

  • More entered pieces are not accepted than shown

 

  • It doesn’t necessarily mean the non-accepted work is not good,  just not suitable for that exhibit, in that judges opinion, at that time or maybe needs just a little change  to be better.

 

  • Sometimes it is simply a matter of space.

 

Art is very subjective and even the most expert opinion, is just that, an opinion.

 

 

Winning, the difference between 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place and honorable mentions could be so slight,  the same judge on a different day could easily pick a different order of winners. Being recognized as one of the best is an achievement.

 

 

Any Award is good and can become part of your resume. It is good practice to keep track of your  achievements.

 

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Many of Durga Garcia’s images can be found in Public and Private collections.  She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events. Durga has several long term projects and books to her credit.

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures.  She has lived in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.  She has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details in her own work. Durga maintains her Senior Fine Art Appraisal accreditations.    She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs and art guilds. Durga hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”.

 

In September, 2014 Durga will take part in Palm Beach State College’s “BARK” Invitational Exhibit (Palm Beach Gardens, FL). She has been invited to Tuscany in Spring, 2014 to lead a multi-discipline workshop plus a Photo Tour of Iceland in Fall, 2014.

 Durga is a Proud Member of these Professional Associations:

*PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of WOMEN ARTISTS
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS
*FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
*PALM BEACH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD
*BOCA MUSEUM ARTISTS’ GUILD
*WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
*ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

For more information visit: http://durgagarcia.com/ http://durgagarcia.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/durga.garcia

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