Friends Of Loxahatchee Invite You To Plein Air Exhibit At Visitor Center And Call For Photo Contest

The Friends of Loxahatchee continue to show the many sides of this National Wildlife Refuge that is right in our own backyard.  The Plein Air Palm Beach Artists hosted a paint-out at Loxahatchee and are exhibiting 33 paintings until April 14th at the Visitor’s Center.  Beginning on May 1st, the Exhibit will focus on Photography at Loxahatchee. The Rickie Report shares the details of the Plein Air Exhibit, the Photography Contest and Exhibit at this National treasure, to which everyone is invited. 

 

 

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Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall

Loxahatchee

National Wildlife Refuge

Invite You:

 

Plein Air Paintings:  

Now through April 14, 2016

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Photography Exhibit: 

Opening Reception/Awards

Sunday, May 1, 2016

1 PM

Wine and cheese reception to follow

 

The Visitor Center

Open daily 9-4

The Loxahatchee NWR is at 10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach 33473

The main entrance and Visitor Center are located at:

10216 Lee Road      Boynton Beach, FL 33473

 

 

Main entrance: 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Blvd, West off US 441/SR7

Plein Air at Loxahatchee

 

 

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Organized by Ralph Papa, Donna Walsh and Plein Air Palm Beach Artists

 

 

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The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge preserves a portion of the once vast northern Everglades.

 

 

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It provides habitat and protection for endangered wildlife such as the snail kite and the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator.

 

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It is 143,954 acres of northern Everglades and cypress swamp, protecting the integrity of the remaining Everglades ecosystem.

 

 

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“There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.” – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

 

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PHOTO CONTEST

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 33rd Annual Photography Contest

Sponsored by The Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge

 

 Photo contest coordinator is Cathy Patterson, and photo judge panel from the Everglades Photo Society.

For additional information AND MODEL RELEASE FORM

please visit

http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/

Deadline: Entries will be accepted from Saturday, January 9, 2016 to Sunday, April 17, 2016. Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Refuge Visitor Center. Entries sent by mail must be received no later than Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Rules: Entries that do not comply with the rules will be disqualified.

  • ß  The contest is open to all photographers except members of the Everglades Photographic Society.
  • ß  All entries must be taken within boundaries of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (LNWR), StormwaterTreatment Area 1 (STA-1W and STA-1E), Wellington Environmental Park, Strazzulla Tract Wetlands, and Water Conservation Area 2(WCA 2A and WCA 2B).
  • ß  Each submission is limited to a total of no more than 5 images.  No more than 2 submissions per photographer.
  • ß  Submitted entries must be the original work of the photographer, and the photographer must own the copyright to the image. The photographer retains the copyright of the submitted images but must agree to allow the LNWR to use and publish the submitted entries without further compensation to the copyright holder.
  • ß  Photos that have won awards in previous LNWR photo contests may not be resubmitted. Photos that have been published or sold may not be submitted.
  • ß  Photos containing recognizable images of people must be accompanied by a model release. More information about the model release and the release form can be obtained at the contest web site: http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/
  • ß  Submissions must be digital, and they must be submitted on a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. Photos that were taken with a film camera must be scanned in and submitted on a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. Digital support is available if needed by contacting the EvergladesPhotographic Society at loxcontest@evergladesphotosociety.org
  • ß  High-resolution JPEG images, measuring at least 2000 pixels on the longest side, may be copied on as many CDs, DVDs, or USB flash drives as needed. These will be the images used for final judging and publication/exhibition. If you prefer, you may simply submit the original JPEG image as taken by the camera.
  • ß  Each image must be labeled with your first and last name, image title, and category it is to enter. For example: FirstLast-Title-Category.jpg. If you know the common name of the species photographed, please include it in your title.
  • ß  Each CD, DVD, or USB flash drive must bear the photographer’s name, phone number, and e-mail address. Media used to submit entries will not be returned.All photographs, except those submitted as Artistic, should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. Acceptable: adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of dust and scratches; cropping; black and white conversions. High Dynamic Range imaging is acceptable in all categories. Stitching is acceptable in Landscapes. Unacceptable, except for Artistic: composites (combination of two or more photos, not of the same scene); the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos; digital effects that do not show the scene in its natural way.1 People may be included in photos in all categories except Avian, Fauna, and Flora.

Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. All decisions of the judges are final.
ß Avian – Birds in their natural habitat.

ß Fauna – Animals (other than Birds) in their natural habitat, including close-ups of invertebrates.

ß Flora – Plants in their natural habitat, including close-ups of flowers, fungi, lichen, and algae.

ß Landscapes – Expansive and dramatic views of the land and its features.

ß Artistic – Artistic compositions in nature both natural and manipulated in post processing (infrared, unlimited digital manipulation).

ß Youth – Any entry of up to 5 photographs by photographers under 18 years of age. Each photograph must fit into one of the categories above.

Entry Fee: A check or money order in the amount of $20 (US) must be included with your entry and made out to Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge. Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge members and Refuge Staff may enter the contest for $10 (US). Participants in the youth category may enter the contest for free.

Entry Form: Each submission MUST be accompanied by a completed entry form with ALL information clearly filled out.

Submission: Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Refuge Visitor Center at:

Prizes: If there are less than ten entries in any category, the judges may choose not to award prizes in that category. One grand prize of $150 (US) will be awarded. Awards for each category:

ß 1st Place – $75 ß 2nd Place – $50 ß 3rd Place – $25

Winning images may be cropped to 8×10 or other sizes for exhibition at the Refuge Visitor Center and other venues.

1 As stated by the National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest, with small modifications.

Loxahatchee Photo Contest
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, Florida 33473-4797

Name:
Address:
City:
Telephone:
Entry Information:

Sponsored by The Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge

Contest Entry Form

State:

E-mail:

Zip:

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 33rd Annual Photography Contest

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Categories: Artistic, Avian, Fauna, Flora, Landscape, Youth

 

 

I am a Friends Member, Refuge Volunteer, or Refuge Staff Member (Entry Fee $10)

I am entering in the Youth (Under 18) category (FREE)

None of the above (Entry Fee $20)

 

Entering the 2016 contest grants the Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the right to reproduce, modify, publish, and publicly display the submitted photographs in print or electronic form for educational and promotional purposes without compensation and without notice to the photographer. The submitted photographs will become the property of the Refuge. All other rights to these images will be retained by the photographer. Photos containing recognizable images of people must be accompanied by a model release.

 

 

More information about the model release and the release form can be obtained at the contest web site: http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/

 

 

Entries will be accepted at the Refuge Visitor Center on Lee Road between January 9, 2016 and April 17, 2016. Entries sent by mail must be received no later than April 16, 2016. Please note: The contest ends on a Sunday.

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that all photo entries were produced by me. Signature: Date:

For additional information please visit http://www.evergladesphotosociety.org/loxcontest/

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following:

I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name  __________________

Signature _________________________

Date _______________

ABOUT LOXAHATCHEE:

 

The Refuge is open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day.

The Visitor Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.

Automobile……..$5.00
Pedestrian …….. $1.00
Several kinds of entrance passes can be purchased for those who frequently visit National Wildlife Refuges and other federal recreational fee areas.
An annual pass to this Refuge can be purchased for $12.

No pets or camping are allowed on the Refuge.

Contact Information

Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge
P.O. Box 6777
Delray Beach, FL 33482-6777
Email Us – info@loxahatcheefriends.com
Visitor Center, Gift Shop, General Information:
Tel: (561) 734-8303

 

 

 

 

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

Friends of Loxahatchee Shares Call For “Loxahatchee Visions”

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce their Sixth Annual Juried Art Contest and Show, “Loxahatchee Visions”.  This is open to all artists, including youth.  The Rickie Report shares the application here. There are cash prizes and the opportunity to sell your artwork  Art Patrons and Visitors will see the exhibit at the Visitor Center beginning on October 19th. The Opening Reception and Awards event takes place on Sunday, October 25th.  

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

“LOXAHATCHEE VISIONS”

 

 

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Directions: Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is located in Boynton Beach, FL., between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Route 441.

In our Visitor Center, located in the Cypress Swamp next to the 0.4 mile boardwalk, you can learn about our wildlife, habitats, management activities and even see what the interior of the Refuge looks like on a virtual airboat ride, all without ever actually stepping outside. Other informative and interactive exhibits and displays include the history of the Refuge, a tree island and gator hole diorama, and night sounds of the Everglades. Come out and see for yourself!

For more information, call (561) 734-8303

 

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Deadline: Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center from Monday, October 12, 2015 to Saturday, October 17, 2015.

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium from Monday, October 19, 2015.

The Reception and Award Presentation will be Sunday, October 25, 2015 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

 

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Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

  •   The contest is open to all artists.
  •   Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
  •   No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
  •   No photography-we have a separate photography contest in the winter season.
  •   The subject must be inspired by a “Loxahatchee vision…”
  •   Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
  •   Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas painted edges are OK
  •   Each entry can be no more than 36″ on a side including the frame.
  •   Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artists’ name, and the sale price.
  •   Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to the Refuge.
  •   Each artist will be expected to remove their art no later than Sunday, January 3, 2016 or Monday, January 4, 2016.

    Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges decisions are final.

  •   There are two categories – Novice (up to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and above).
  •   Each category will be awarded a First Prize ($250); a Second Prize ($150); and a Third Prize ($100)
  •   Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
  •   Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

 Novice (free)
 Friends members and Refuge staff ($5.00)

 All others  ($25.00)

Name:

Address:

City:

Telephone:

E-mail:

 

 

Loxahatchee Visions Contest Entry Form

 

Name:

Address:

City:

State:                             Zip Code:

Telephone:

Mobile Phone:

Email Address:

 

Circle One:     Novice        Adult

Title of Entry 1:

Title of Entry 2:

 

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.

Signature:

Date:

 

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name:

Signature:

Date:

 

Entry forms and rules are available at the Visitor Center or can be downloaded from their website  www.loxahatcheefriends.com

Questions?

Call or email Steve Horowitz

561-637-9751   stephenjayme@yahoo.com

 

 

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