Sharon Koskoff Fosters Community With Innovative “Alone Together: A Corona Crises Collage”

Sharon Koskoff has created a unique art exhibit, “ALONE TOGETHER: A Corona Crises Collage” by inviting area artists to submit photos of their original works of art. The 6″ x 6″ images have been merged into a 5′ x 30 ‘ large scale mural which will be seen at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth Beach.  Available June 13 through July 18, it can be viewed virtually with an Opening Interview and Overview on Saturday, June 13 via FaceBook and Instagram.  Art lovers and patrons can purchase a print-on-demand (includes shipping) photo of their choice to benefit the PBC Artist Relief Fund.  The Rickie Report is excited to have taken part in the initial Call to Artists and cannot wait to see the finished mural! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Council Website / Artist Exhibition

 

By:

Sharon Koskoff

 

 

“Alone Together: A Coronavirus Crisis Collage”

… A Socially Distant Installation

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 13, 2020

 1:00 PM

 

 

LIVE Virtual Online Interview Opening ~ Facebook & Instagram

 

 

LIVE Facebook… https://facebook.com/palmbeachculture

LIVE Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/palmbeachculture/

 

 

 

Mural Dimensions:   30-feet wide by 5-feet tall

Collage Inclusions:   164 Six-inch Squares

Submissions by:   113 PBC Artists

 

 

Benefitting PBC Artist Relief Fund

 

 

June 13 – July 18, 2020

 

 

 

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth Florida

 

 

 

Community Artist, Sharon Koskoff spent March, April & May 2020, COVID-19 quarantine time, creating a three-dimensional, mixed-media, mural installation. Koskoff sent out a Call to Artists online and incorporated 164 six-inch square artworks submitted by 113 artists. The works were created “during or inspired by“ their time ALONE in the pandemic crisis. She felt the need to connect with other artists and inspire creativity during this unprecedented and isolating experience. She says, “My goal is to keep all artists productive and working! I built this large-scale mural in the confines of my home, while communicating with other artists, and within the limitations of my computer, printer and ordering materials online. This undertaking has given me a great sense of sanity, in this insane world!” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff tells The Rickie Report,  “While living alone with underlying health issues and a stay-at-home order in Delray Beach, I knew I had to stay connected and stay active! As a community motivator and public mural artist, I challenged other Palm Beach County artists to submit a square- sized creation of something relevant that they had made or that inspired them during quarantine. The overwhelming results have kept my creative spirits intact while giving participants a sense of pride, purpose and recognition”.

 

 

 

A is for Antibodies that fight infection

L is for always for Love

O is for keeping your Mask ON!

N is for the New Normal

E is for Education & Empathy TOGETHER 2020

 

500 Hours

164 Six-Inch Squares

139 Headlines Honoring those in Heaven

113 Artists

72 Days of Quarantine

36 Toilet Paper tubes 9 Cut-Outs

 

 

 

Prints of the individual pieces are for sale on the Council’s website, www.palmbeachculture.com

To benefit the Council’s Artist Relief Fund, which provides small grants to creative professionals in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enthusiastically, we are all connected through the internet.

 

 

Prints of the individual pieces are for sale on the Council’s website, www.palmbeachculture.com

to benefit the Council’s Artist Relief Fund, which provides small grants to creative professionals in need.

 

For more information:

Sharon Koskoff is an arts instructor of mixed media collage at Creative Arts School at Old School Square in Delray Beach and an Honorary Lifetime member of WITVA.

www.BySharon.com

www.ArtDecoPB.org

www.ArtintheAlley.org

Studio 561 276-9925    Cell 561 699-7899

Email to:  BySharon@icloud.com

Be Safe and Feel Free to connect with Sharon at BySharon@ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

 

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Queen Of Pawns Celebrates 23rd Anniversary With Call For Mural Art Commission In Lake Worth

Congratulations to Queen of Pawns, which is celebrating 23 years of business as a family-owned company!  They’re sharing their celebration with all of us, in the form of a public art mural.  The Rickie Report shares the Call for Mural Artists here, with all of the details for the location.  When local businesses brighten their facades with meaningful mural art, the entire community benefits!  The Public is invited to the Grand Celebration on Sunday, March 25th!

 

 

 

 

Queen of Pawns
3380 South Military Trail    Lake Worth, FL 33463
(Back Building #4455)

561.578.1202

 

Summary

Request for Proposal

 

Queen of PAWNS has been offering Floridians the best pawn loan rates in the industry since 1995. We have prided ourselves on developing relationships based on outmost respect, dignity, and a royal sense of customer service. In 2018, QoP will celebrate its 23rd anniversary by inviting a contemporary local artist to cover the facade (outside wall) with art in the form of a large mural.

 

This mural will be celebrated on Sunday, March 25th

With a Public Event hosted by Queen of Pawns.

Local artists will be invited to propose an original artwork finding inspiration in one of the oldest professions, Pawnbroking.  It is believed that the earliest pawnbrokers were established and operated by Buddhist monasteries in the 5th century. Artists will have creative freedom to give pawnbroking a contemporary Floridian twist while emphasizing aspects of our local community; it is our goal for the community to be proud of this mural.

Task

The artist will first create a rendering of the proposed mural respecting the dimensions of the walls used for the project (required for the permitting process); a template will be provided for the artist to create the rendering on. Next the artist will have from March 12th-23rd to create the purposed mural. The artist will also create an interior art piece, which interprets QoP’s Logo using the artist’s own artistic style.

Deliverables

1. A proposal including AT LEAST the following:

  1. Introduction of yourself and your art
  2. Letter of intent expressing your interest in the mural project
  3. Resume and samples of past public artwork and/or projects
  4. A digital rendering of what the proposed mural design will look like on the façade

             Vectorized template will be provided for rendering

  1. Estimated time of mural completion (must be completed NO LATER THAN March 23rd)
  2. List of equipment and supplies needs, including cost of each item
  3. A piece of artwork with the Queen of PAWNS logo embedded inside (artist will have creative freedom) (Rendering not required for proposal)

 

 

Notes

  • Vectorized renderings of the mural facade (with measurements)
  • Bike rack will be removed
  • Pictures of the building, façade, and surroundings   

Compensation

  • Compensation $1500-$2000

    Proposal Submission Deadline: January 22nd, 2018 (extension available upon request)

 

Please submit proposals and inquiries to:

Matt DeStefano, Director of Marketing

Queen of Pawns

Marketing@Queenofpawns.net

561-578-1202

Thank you for your interest and participation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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