Call For Entries: “The ARTNADO Village – The Best Of All Worlds” On February 11 & 12, 2017

Artistic Synergy Inc. will be offering an expanded and more robust version of ARTNADO at the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.  “The ARTNADO Village – The Best of All Worlds” will take place on February 11 & 12, 2017.  Locally known as “season”, when 40% of the wealth of America is in residence and a large population of Canadian “snowbirds” are in their winter retreats, ARTNADO will be offering a total of $2,500.00 in prize money.  The Rickie Report shares the details about the expanded show’s different venues, including indoor and outdoor spaces.    

 

 

 

 

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One of the innovative concepts of ARTNADO this year will be the “Private Gallery”, which will allow artists, who have not been able to reach out to patrons at art fairs, the opportunity to do so. (These are private sales and as such will not be eligible for the prize money). In keeping with Artistic Synergy’s philosophy of helping artists, any artist who submits work to the Private Gallery and then subsequently sells that work prior to the show (which, of course, is the goal) will be allowed to submit an alternate piece for judging without any additional entry fee.

 

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All applications and fees will be handled through ZAPP, a national interface between artists and promoters, which is free for artists to join. Each artist submitting an entry for the Private Gallery will also be required to email Artistic Synergy an artist statement as well as a description of each piece. This will be required, so that their Docents may represent you as best as they may. 

 

 

Additionally the ARTNADO Village will be comprised of the following:

The Venues

50,000 square feet indoors and 10,000 outdoors

The Private Gallery –

A small curated enclosed Gallery showcasing 8 to 12 works of art by artists who cannot or do not do art shows.

The Grand Salon –

The massive indoor space reserved for Fine Art.

Avenue of the Arts –

The outdoor portico leading to the concourse buildings. Ideal for large sculptures, outdoor designs, kinetic pieces and living art.

The Concourse Buildings –

This is where the journey through the diversity of American arts begins. Within these walls, completely separate from the Fine Arts building and offered for the first time, patrons may explore the intricacies of: the Human Form, the Art of the Tattoo (the most unforgiving canvas), Fantasy Art, Exotic Art, Pinups, Dark Art, and whatever else the American mind is currently creating.


In addition to the traditional 10 x10 space they offer 10×20 and a 20×20 gallery space in the Grand Salon only

– air conditioning

-24 hour security

-prior day load-in

– gated secured vender parking

– maintained indoor restrooms

– better illumination of your art (no tents or tent tops, just pro panels or, however, else you want to set up your “gallery”

-available electricity for you to illuminate your work properly

If you have any questions

Please call Jack Busa at 561-557-8741

From Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive

 



“We will list the categories that most fairs use but are not limiting the number. This process sometimes allows for very good artists to not be accepted because a category is full and other media, with possibly less interesting work, is still being promoted. Given that ARTNADO is inside and electricity is available, there is the opportunity for under showcased art in digital or kinetics to be shown. Given the genesis of the fair by artists and patrons, the key consideration will be the work and the creative process. There is a difference between artists who are creative, those who are artistic and those who are both. While we need to have and will have balance, we will also must try not to “lock out” deserving artists such as yourself”.

 

 

“We do not require white tents for a homogeneous look, after all, you are not all the same. There are not just parallel rows of artists. The show is laid out in a grid with small conclaves of artists surround by walkways. This optimizes corners and end-caps, and allows patrons to have a gestalt of your work”.

 

 

“You can no longer be just an artist, you need to be an artist/curator and entrepreneur. Your assigned space is yours to design as you want to represent you and your work. The most successful artists understand that for less than the price of a one time quarter page ad in a local newspaper they can create a 3D ad of their work. They have incorporated the tools necessary to develop a client base and future commission work. They have taken advantage of art/entrepreneurship courses and are marketing themselves. This show, unlike almost any other, created for individual artists, is designed for you to do that.”

 

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For more information:

https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4860

OR

 
Artisticsynergy.org

 

 

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Exhibition At The Armory Art Center Features 2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization’s “The Human Image”

The Armory Art Center will feature 2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization’s ” The Human Image”. The Exhibit will explore the varying ways that artists of different cultural traditions have represented the human body and imbued it with meaning. By combining a visual spectacle with profound insight the highly recognized 2 + 3 Artists will exhibit a wide array of art, with an interconnecting theme of the human body, ranging from abstract expressionism to realism.  Mark your calendars for Friday, September 25th!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this extraordinary art event open to the public.

 

 

 

 

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A R M O R Y   A R T  C E N T E R

 

Presents:

 

 

2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization: The Human Image

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 25, 2015 6 – 8 pm

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served

Montgomery Hall Gallery

 1700 Parker Avenue   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401  armoryart.org

 Exhibit: September 26 – October 24, 2015

 

 

 

Cézanne once theorized that all forms of nature can be reduced to the cube, the ball, and the cone – and so it is with the body as well. From lined figures to voluptuousness and every shape in between each artists’ interpretation of the human figure can differ greatly. In this exhibit, large-scale paintings and sculptures will be juxtaposed against intimate personal images and diverse artistic practices and cultural traditions will be compared and contrasted.

 

 

 

2+3 Encounters

                         “Encounters”by Joan Keinstead (Mixed Media)

 

 

As an organization, 2 + 3 is dedicated to excellence in sharing visual arts and professional development related educational programs, as well as providing enriching community outreach events in South Florida.

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel’s SOLO Exhibition Engages In A Dialogue About The Nature Of Connections

Vicki Siegel’s use of multiple images, using photography and painting, will intrigue and fascinate viewers at her SOLO Exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Her contemporary art works are a dialogue about the nature of connections: biological, psychological, emotional, physical and universal. Siegel’s artistry is a narrative that is informed by memories, both personal and collective. She worked as an art director and creative director in Chicago, Milan, Italy and South Florida. Siegel works in her Delray Beach studio creating mixed media works that are both emotional and introspective. Siegel has exhibited extensively in South Florida and can be found in multiple private and corporate collections.  The Rickie Report shares a few images and the details about the SOLO Exhibit as well as an Artist Talk.  The public is welcome and we urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet this artist.

 

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New Contemporary Paintings

SOLO Exhibition

Public Reception:

April 25th   3 – 5 p.m.

Artist Lecture:

May 2nd  3 p.m.

Please RSVP for the Lecture  561.471.2901

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue        Lake Worth, FL 33460
561 471-2901

Parking is available on Lake Avenue or make a right on “L” Street and there is a free lot on the left.

 

These Events Are Open To The Public

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

 

Exhibit Runs April 25th Through May 23rd

 

A solo show of new contemporary paintings by artist Vicki Siegel will be held at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The exhibit runs from April 25- May 23, 2015. The Artist Reception will take place Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3-5 PM. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is located in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33460. For more information please visit www.palmbeachculture.com or call (561) 471-2901.  

 

 

 

"Wired" by Vicki Siegel

“Wired” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

Vicki Siegel is part of an emerging genre of artists that are transcending the boundary between painting and photography. She is a narrative artist who explores issues of identity, connectivity and the environment. Each painting unites a particular memory or moment in time with a world that is part fantasy and part reality. To achieve this, painting, drawing and image transfers of photographs can be found in each mixed media painting, creating a dreamlike atmosphere with a surreal sense of space.

 

 

 

"Transformation" by Vicki Siegel

“Transformation” by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

The use of multiple images and the comparison of images has always been a theme of Vicki Siegel’s paintings and photographs. “I begin each work with an idea or a social issue that I want to narrate.” Siegel said. “Then, I work with a model and/or take photographs that I incorporate into the painting. In the studio, I begin experimenting until the vision that I have in my mind becomes a physical work of art.”

 

"Birds Of A Feather" by Vicki Siegel

“Birds Of A Feather” by Vicki Siegel

 

Fascinated by paint, acrylic paint in particular, Siegel experiments with the paint itself, utilizing unusual techniques such as acrylic encaustic, poured, dripped or paint skins. “I love experimenting with paint, pushing the boundary of what it can do in both 2 and 3 dimensions.”
“South Florida’s natural landscape has also been an influence in my work,” Siegel said. “but the human form always seems to find its way into my paintings.” The current work that will be shown at her solo show at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County explores the connectivity and boundaries between individuals in our society and nature.

 

"Nature Unbound" by Vicki Siegel

“Nature Unbound” by Vicki Siegel

 

Siegel began taking figure drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago when she was 16 years old. She got her BFA and then went on to do graduate work in Italy. She worked in advertising as an art director and then a creative director in Chicago, Milan, Italy and South Florida. “I continued to make art while working in advertising until I finally decided to do it full time. Vicki now shows her work extensively and teaches painting at the Armory and at Delray Center for the Arts as well as holding workshops. She currently has work in “Adornment” at the Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach and at the Faculty Exhibit at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida.
An artist talk, “Process and Method in Contemporary Painting” connected to the Cultural Council Solo show will be held at the Cultural Council building at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth on May 2, at 3 p.m. For more information, call (561) 472-3336 or go to www.palmbeachculture.com/artist-lectures to RSVP.

 

 

For more information about her artwork, please contact Vicki Siegel at:

vickisiegelart.com
vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

 

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Photography Workshop Focuses on Human Form in the Natural Environment

The Artists in Florida is sponsoring a special workshop focused on capturing the human form in the natural environment.  On April 19th, Robert Swinson will lead the small group by providing technical support and guidance as they explore the effects of texture, light and form.  Participants will work with an accomplished figure model and the workshop will take place at a private botanical preserve in Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges those interested in signing up – this is limited to 8 participants!

 

 

Artists in Florida

Presents:

A Small Group Workshop

Photographing the Human Form

in the Natural Environment

 

 

 

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Robert Swinson

 

 

Photo by Robert Swinson

Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

With over thirty five years experience in photography encompassing 35mm through large format studio cameras Robert has worked with many artistic and commercial uses of photography and graphics arts. His professional roles have included commercial desktop publishing, color separation for the printing industry, studio photography for both large products and portraiture, location in fashion and product to now include video and film production work with lighting and camera work. He has done this while working in commercial printing, professional video and film production, and corporate marketing in several industries.

 

 

 

Photo by Robert Swinson

Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

 

In recent years Robert has added the role of instructor and mentor with his classes in basic photography through studio lighting and figure classes and workshops. He spent three years with the Palm Beach Photographic Centre as volunteer coordinator and teaching assistant before joining the Armory Art Center in 2008 to teach basic and intermediate photography along with studio figure photography. Currently he hosts the Photo Salon, a twice monthly meeting of photographers at the Armory. His photographic work is seen in exhibitions as well as being published commercially.

 

 

For more information about this please contact Jackee  at  561. 714. 4871 or email info@artinfl.org  or visit www.artinfl.org

 

 

 

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