Call For Art And Photography For 5th Annual “Endangered” Art4Apes 2017 Contest – Cash Prizes And Awards

The 5th Annual “Endangered” Art4Apes exhibition will take place during Art Basel in Miami. This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. The quality of the original artwork, photography and wearable artwork in these shows has been “museum quality”.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Call For Art and Photography and Wearable Art  and some peeks at previous participants.  The Deadline for this prestigious exhibit is October 8, 2017.  Entries are open to Young Artists and Adult Artists.

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists and Photographers

Enter the 2017

 

“ENDANGERED”

Fine Art & Photography Contest

The 5th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries at:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

 

Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.

This year’s contest builds on the success of last year’s ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest which saw a sharp rise in the quality of the entries and subsequent exhibitions in Miami, Florida and Southwell, UK. We received many compliments on the quality of the work in the shows with some pieces being appreciated as “museum quality”.

 

“Leitah” Sculpture covered with Ammo by Mary Engel. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

We are thrilled that the ENDANGERED Contest is attracting artists and photographers of the highest caliber. In recognition of the high standard of entries we are retitling the contest as:

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

It is wonderful to see fine artists and fine art photographers focusing on the issues facing endangered/threatened species or habitats. We are grateful that they use their creativity and skill to draw attention to these critical issues. We would like to encourage all fine artists and fine art photographers to enter the contest and we will continue to do our best to publicize their art and the issues that their work highlights.

 

 

This global, juried, online contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered /threatened species or habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species or habitats
    and/or
  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered/threatened species or habitats.

 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.

 

 

“Harambe”  Acrylic painting by Lise Yust.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Enter now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

Why Enter the Contest?

Here are some of the reasons to enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest:
Cash Prizes for winners. A total of $7,000 in prize money is awarded.
Places In The Exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week are offered to the best pieces entered. We show approximately 50 pieces. All artists are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to the evening receptions.
Wearable Art and Jewelry pieces selected for exhibition in Miami will be photographed on a model against a green screen with appropriate background. Photographs will be made available to the artists.

 

Shark Shawl by Kate Ford, modeled by Alyson Sichenzia. All Rights Reserved.

Exposure: Every entry will be shown on our website in strict order of submission over the course of a year.

Social Media: Every entry will be posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in strict order of submission over the course of a year. We boost a selection of the pieces posted to Facebook so that they reach a larger audience. Additionally, from time to time selected images of orangutans and chimpanzees will be featured on the Center for Great Apes Facebook page, with appropriate attribution.

 

Curator’s Choice: Each year the Curator selects and purchases her choice of a piece either from the Contest or from the Show.

 

Advertising Features: Selected pieces will be offered a place in our advertising campaigns both online and in print media. This has the potential to present your work to a new and broad audience. Specific permission will be sought in advance and the image will be used with the title, artist’s name and All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“Mountain Gazelles” Photograph by Kristen Hines. All Rights Reserved.

Special Prizes: A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.
The book Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of FlowerSchool New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

Miami Exhibition Theme: One or two images will be offered the opportunity of being the theme for the Miami exhibition and will be featured in advertising and posters as well as receive a prominent position in the exhibition.

 

 

Featured Tee Shirt Design: One image will be selected as the image for our 2017 Exhibition Tee Shirt on sale at the exhibition. The image will have the appropriate attribution, and specific permission to use the image will be requested. The artist will receive one of the tee shirts.

 

“Grape Ape” Recycled paint and card by Young Artists Scout Dingman, Sidney Scholl, Sophie Brandimarte, James Gorman and Gracie Gorman. All Rights Reserved. Tee shirt design ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2016.

 

 

Young Artists: Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes. Endangered: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

 

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

 

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Contest Entry and Prize Money

To facilitate artists entering more of their work, we have adjusted our entry procedure so that now two images (i.e. two different pieces of art) can be submitted for the single entry fee of $35.
We have increased the prize money offered in the two major categories of Fine Art (including Wearable Art, Jewelry and Sculpture) and Fine Art Photography. A total of $3,250 will be awarded in both categories. Prize-winning art plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 6-9th, 2017.
Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1998, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category. We will accept individual or class/group entries. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 for each entry. We offer discounts to educators wishing to involve their classes in the contest. A total of $500 in prize money will be awarded in this category.

 

 

 

Exhibition in Miami

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition will be held December 6-9th at the offices of Dade Heritage Trust, 190 Southeast 12th Terrace, Miami 33131. We are grateful to Christine Rupp, Director of the Dade Heritage Trust for her support and for allowing us to stage our show in this historic building. The building has a newly fitted gallery space, with ample parking nearby, restaurants, a great view and a fabulous terrace.

Entries will be selected for the exhibition based on:

The judge’s scores
How the work fits in the space available and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition.

 

Photography © Jon Norris 2016.  All Rights Reserved.

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250
Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

 

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. All ENDANGERED events are funded either through commercial sponsorship or through private donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue related to this Contest.

 

“Louie”  Photograph by Phoenix.  All Rights Reserved.

Enter now! http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

Deadline for submission is 8th October 2017.

 

 

 

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“Endangered” Art & Photography Contest: Calling Jewelers, Fashion Designers, Craft Artists

The 4th annual “ENDANGERED” Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries. We want to encourage Wearable Artists, Jewelers and Craft Artists to take part in the Wearable Art category. This contest offers cash prizes, website and social media publicity and selected entries are awarded places in the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition in Miami during Art Basel week.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to enter what is always a highlight Exhibition!  Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.

 

 

 

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The 4th annual ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest : Wearable Art, Jewelry and Fine Crafts

 

The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.

 

Get Application:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1081

 

 

 

Why we love Wearable Art:

Wearable Art is the most wonderful way for artists and their clients to express themselves and communicate their passions and views to a broader audience by, almost literally, wearing their hearts on their sleeves. We are trying to encourage widespread awareness of the importance of preserving endangered species and habitats. We encourage artists to celebrate the beauty and value of what we stand to lose or to illustrate the threats faced. Eco-friendly materials are encouraged.

 

 

 

Welcome to all forms of Wearable Art!  In earlier contests, artists have responded to the challenge to interpret ENDANGERED in unique and personal ways:

 

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We love Agata Ren’s umbrella, inspired by the story of Geri, one of the orangutans at the Center for Great Apes. Geri Orangutan Umbrella by Agata Ren and modeled by Agata Ren. Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

We do not generally put wearable art such as jewelry on full time display during our ENDANGERED exhibitions. We find it shows better on models and it is easier for us to keep the very portable artworks secure. We have a VIP cocktail reception, to which artists and their friends are invited and at that event we have informal modeling during the evening as well as a more formal fashion show with an MC and DJ.   Dramatic silks show well in formal and informal modeling shows.   Casual and formal clothes including hats are all welcome.   ENDANGERED: Art4Apes is grateful to our styling team: make-up artist Alyson Sichenzia Hearne and hair stylists Scott Hearne and Patricia Hardsaw.

 

 

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Zebra necklace in silver with agates and white precious stones by Danielle Goffa.

Photo credit Jon Norris. Modeled by Tara Basan. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

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Macaw Shawl, batik on silk by Kate Ford, modeled by Alyson Sichenzia at the ENDANGERED Exhibition in Miami, December 2015. Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.

 

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ENDANGERED Babies: Elephant embroidered fleece by Lise Yust. Modeled by Sidney Scholl. Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Accessories are a great way to communicate the theme of ENDANGERED.

 

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Tasmanian Tiger Bag by Agata Ren. Modeled by Scott Hearne.

Photo credit Jon Norris. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

Judging of the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest:

Our panel of three jurors will score each entry in terms of creativity, success in reflecting the theme of “ENDANGERED” and technical skill.  We are delighted to announce that Charlene Modena, award-winning artist and Director of the School of Jewelry and Metal Arts, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, has agreed to be one of our jurors. Charlene is an internationally acclaimed jeweler, enamelist and mixed media artist. Her recent series of pieces titled “Endangered” speaks of the losses in the natural world. This Endangered tiara is made from sterling silver, recycled jewelry and found objects.  Charlene volunteered for many years in wildlife rehabilitation at Wildcare in San Rafael CA.

 

 

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Endangered Tiara by Charlene Modena. All Rights Reserved.

 

How To Enter:

Please enter jpeg images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1081
You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at http://www.art4apes.com
A donation of $25 ($5 for Young Artists) required for each entry and all fees go directly to the Center for Great Apes.
The deadline for submission is 2nd October 2016.
Cash prizes totaling $2,750 will be awarded in each category. First Prize will receive $1,500, Second Prize will receive $750 and Third Prize will receive $500.
Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at http://www.art4apes.com.

Help a wonderful sanctuary:

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition is focused on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) Florida-based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care. Take a look at www.CenterForGreatApes.org to see why we are supporting this amazing place.
ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center for Great Apes. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

 

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

 

Communication:

We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

Through our website http://www.art4apes.com. We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work.
• Through our Facebook page http://facebook.com/art4apes – we encourage you to “friend” our page. We regularly post as many new entries as we can.
• We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.
• You may email Lindsey@art4apes.com at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.

The ENDANGERED Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to reach a new audience and potentially win a prize but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.

 

 

 

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