Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Call for Artists!

The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce is looking for artists who have found Paradise – in Palm Beach.  The 2015 Chamber Guide will mark the 10th year the chamber has used original art for its cover.  From local artists to internationally-acclaimed retailers, Palm Beach residents and chamber members alike look forward to the unveiling of the guide cover.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including the application form and a view of previous covers. Cheryl Maeder, whose work was chosen for the 2014 cover heard about it through The Rickie Report!  This year’s edition will be introduced at the November 13th breakfast at The Breakers Palm Beach. 

 

 

 

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PALM BEACH:  PARADISE FOUND

Call for Artists

 

To mark a decade of original art, the chamber’s theme for the guide is PARADISE FOUND.  Those who live, work and play in Palm Beach are quick to agree that this little parcel on the Atlantic has it all.  How best to capture the essence of perfection in an image?  The artistic community is growing and thriving so where better to look?  Collage, photographs, paintings or sculpture, all mediums are welcome.

 

 

 

The Chamber will be accepting images via e-mail in either Jpeg or Adobe format between now and August 1st.  All entries must file a release to qualify.  A collage of past covers and the submission form are available on the chamber’s website   www.palmbeachchamber.com

 

 

For more information please contact Palm Beach Chamber Executive Director, Laurel Baker laurel@palmbeachchamber.com or 561.655.3282

 

CHAMBER GUIDE ART SUBMITTAL

Palm Beach – Paradise Found

Yes, Palm Beach is paradise and I am submitting the enclosed image for considered use as the cover of the 2015 Edition of the Palm Beach Chamber’s Guide.  My work captures the theme, “Paradise Found”, for the 2015 edition.

  • If the work is selected, I give my permission for its reproduction as the 2015 cover. Credit will be given in the publication and in all press releases.  The image will also appear on-line at   www.palmbeachchamber.com and in its virtual guide.  I understand that there will be no financial remuneration for use of this image.

 

  • I have submitted a file copy of the work in either Adobe PDF or JPEG with a resolution of 350 dpi, CMYK color format which can be reproduced on the guide’s 5½x8½ inch formatted cover.

 

 

Name  ________________________________________

Phone ________________  e-mail  _________________

Address ______________________________________

City-State-Zip  _________________________________

Title of work: __________________________________

Description of work and medium: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Signature  _________________________________ Date  __________________

Deadline for entry:   Friday, August 1, 2014

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

400 Royal Palm Way Suite 106      Palm Beach, FL  33480

561.655.3282

 

 

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

Can a Business Community Succeed Without Culture? Palm Beach Chamber Of Commerce Meeting

What do business owners consider when relocating their enterprises?  The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce invites you to breakfast and an exchange of views.  Rena Blades, President and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, will moderate a panel discussion on music, drama and the visual arts with three leaders in the community:  Daniel Biaggi  (Palm Beach Opera),  Hope Alswang (Norton Museum of Art)  and SueEllen Beryl (Palm Beach Dramaworks).  The Rickie Report looks forward to the event and shares the details with you here.  

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce 2014 Guide. Cover artwork by Cheryl Maeder

 

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WHAT’S CULTURE GOT TO DO WITH BUSINESS PROFITS?

CAN A BUSINESS COMMUNITY SUCCEED WITHOUT CULTURE?

 

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

Chamber President Kevin Lamb will open the February 13th meeting at The Breakers Palm Beach at 8:15.  Chamber members attend the monthly breakfasts at no charge.   Future members may attend by making reservations on-line at www.palmbeachchamber.com. for $40 in advance or $50 at the door.  Seating is limited.  Early reservations are encouraged.

 

 

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Palm Beach Dramaworks

 

 

 

Palm Beach County is poised to grow with the relocation of businesses around the country.  What do the decision-makers consider when relocating their businesses?  What are they looking for?   The BDB has long stressed the importance of location conveniences, strong educational opportunities, local talent and a community that offers a diverse cultural experience.  

 

 

 

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The arts are important!   Learn more about  Palm Beach County, Florida’s cultural capital and the wealth of offerings available that continue to draw new industries here.  Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, will moderate a panel discussion on music, drama and the visual arts with three leaders in the community:  Daniel Biaggi  (Palm Beach Opera),  Hope Alswang (Norton Museum of Art)  and SueEllen Beryl (Palm Beach Dramaworks) .

 

 

 

 

Harriet Himmel Theater, Home of Palm Beach Opera

Harriet Himmel Theater, Home of Palm Beach Opera

 

 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Receives Bernays Award

for Excellence in Marketing and Public Relations

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County received the Bernays Award for its marketing and public relations campaign surrounding “The Deep and the Shallow: Photographers Exploring a Watery World” exhibition. The award was for a project by or on behalf of a non-profit organization.
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The “Deep and the Shallow” campaign was deemed by the Gold Coast Public Relations Council to be the best campaign in South Florida at communicating the mission and reach of the Council in Palm Beach County, as well as the Council’s dedication to local artists through education, opportunities to exhibit, and marketing and public relations support. The awareness campaign consisted of collateral materials, news releases to local media, a catalog, exhibition, lecture series, magazine feature article and cover, all featuring the original photography of Palm Beach County artists, including the “Shark Whisperer” Jim Abernethy. “The Cultural Council is honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs for the council. ‘To be recognized for our work in support of local artists is very gratifying.”

From “Deep and Shallow”

The Gold Coast Public Relations Council is the largest independent organization of public relations, marketing and communications professionals in South Florida, with members coming from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. The group awarded the Cultural Council the Bernays Award during its 10th annual awards program at the Boca Dunes Golf and Country Club in Boca Raton on January 24.
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The award is named after Edward J. Bernays, considered the “father” of public relations.  The “Deep and the Shallow” exhibition of underwater photography was held from November 21 to January 18 at the Council’s main exhibition space and headquarters in the 1940 Streamline Moderne-style Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. landmark building at 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth.
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About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

The Cultural Council is the official arts and culture support agency for Palm Beach County serving non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts. The Council markets the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administers grants, expands arts and cultural education, advocates for funding and arts-friendly policies and serves the arts community through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences.   Connect with the Council at www.palmbeachculture.com   or 561-471-2901. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

 

 

For more information please contact   Laurel Baker 655.3282 laurel@palmbeachchamber.com  or Rena Blades, 471.2901 or rblades@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cheryl Maeder’s Artistry is Featured on Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Guide

Cheryl Maeder’s reputation as an international artist is well known, but her latest art reveal was very local!  The Rickie Report sent out a Call to Artists, which Cheryl answered.  Her photograph was chosen for the cover of the Annual Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Guide!  While you can see her art work in Paris or London, you won’t have to go that far. We are pleased to share some of Cheryl’s accomplishments in this article and tell you about some of her local upcoming exhibits!

 

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Cheryl Maeder began her photography studies while living in Switzerland at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich.  She left Switzerland and returned to the United States. After much hard work and perseverance, Maeder opened her photography studio in San Francisco. For the next 15 years, she worked as a national fine art and advertising photographer shooting campaigns for clients such as Sony, AT&T, Visa, Calvin Klein and Marriott Hotels among others. Her work was the inspiration for the Dove Campaign on “Real Women, Real Beauty”, which was shown in the United States and throughout the world.

 

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Gary Antonio, Mayor of West Palm Beach, Jeri Muoio, Cheryl Maeder

 

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director, Laurel Baker shares, “Cheryl is such a nice person and SO enthusiastic – just what Palm Beach needs:  the guide theme this year is ENJOY Palm Beach – as you can see from the attached, the image, in her very special style, is of Mar-a-Lago – what greater center for enjoyment since its creation – AND the ocean site of the wreck of the Providencia from which the cocoanuts came.”

 

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Greg Beletsky,Manager of Ralph Lauren, Worth Avenue and President of Merchants of Worth Avenue, Mayor of Palm Beach, Gail Cogniglio, Mayor Jeri Muoio of West Palm Beach, Cheryl Maeder

 

Baker goes on to say, “The image was selected for its originality, its capturing of the essence of Palm Beach – grandeur, beauty – the quintessential image of enjoyment that tantalizes all of ones senses.   This is the ninth year that the chamber has had original art for its cover – we are really looking forward to next year for a decade of art!” 

 

Maeder’s photography work is in the permanent collection of the Frost Museum and exhibited at Boca Museum of Art, Norton Museum and Florida Museum for Women Artists. Her work has been awarded the Artoteque Biennial Contemporary Art Award of Excellence, International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup, Women in Photography International, Hasselblad Lurzer’s International Screenings Award and was a finalist in Art Takes Miami 2012, Juried Competition by Artists Wanted & Scope Art Fair.  Her photographs have been auctioned in Sotheby’s and are collected worldwide, including Shanghai, Singapore,  Paris, London, Istanbul, Miami and Toronto.

"Far Away" by Cheryl Maeder

“Far Away” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Maeder began her current body of fine art work entitled Dreamscapes when she traveled through the coastal towns of the Costa Brava in Spain. Inspired by the play of light and color, she began experimenting, using her photography in a new direction. The photorealist painter uses the paintbrush to convey the world as in a photograph and Maeder, as a photographer, uses her camera as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.  Part color field painter, part impressionist and part abstractionist, Cheryl Maeder conveys to the viewer the world we see is part of a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception.

 

 

Artist Statement

 

The Dreamscapes Series are inspired by my travels to the Mediterranean coastal towns of Spain. Inspired by the play of light and color before me, I began experimenting, using my photography in a new direction. The photorealist painter uses the paintbrush to convey the world as in a photograph and I, as a photographer, use my camera as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.  Part color field painter, part impressionist and part abstractionist, I want to convey to the viewer the world we see is part of a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception.

 

"Grapefruit Girl" by Cheryl Maeder

“Grapefruit Girl” by Cheryl Maeder

 

“Cheryl Maeder is one of those rare talents that seems to effortlessly combine painting and photography into an engaging visual statement.  She balances realism with a soft-focused whisper of faded color, creating her works with a sprinkle of magic that leaves the viewer in a dreamy state…Maeder allows us to bring back our own nebulous memories of people and places through her photo postcard-like compositions, which are pushed to the edge of recognizability.”  Bruce Helander is an Artist & Arts Writer for Huffingtonpost.com and Art News Magazine.

 

 Exhibitions coming up:

Scope Art Fair, Miami, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris/NY,  Booth #H09
VIP Premier Dec. 2nd
Show dates Dec. 3-8th
Sensibilities: Cheryl Maeder and Ali Miranda
Curator: Rolando Chang Barrero
ActivistArtistA Gallery Boynton Beach Art District
Dec 28th 2013 Opening
VIP Reception Jan 24th
Exhibiton Dec 28th thru Jan 31, 2014
Art Palm Beach, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris/NY
VIP Preview Jan 23
Show dates: Jan 24th thru Jan 27th.
The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to represent the business community, bring in speakers who can address relevant issues, provide for the exchange of ideas and strengthen the influence of commercial interests for the betterment of the entire town.  For more information about the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, please contact  Laurel Baker, Executive Director  561.655.3282 

For more information about Cheryl Maeder please visit: http://maederphotography.com/   or email her at maeder@maederphotography.com

 

 

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