Endangered Art4Apes Presents: “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018 December 5-8 To Benefit Center For Great Apes

Endangered Art4Apes presents “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018 from December 5 – 8th in Miami,FL.  The public is welcome to view the exhibit, partake in Master Classes, the Opening Reception, Artist Demonstrations, Musical Interludes, and Book Signings.  Join in the celebration of wildlife by leading artists and photographers from all over the world!  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and meeting you at the Opening Reception on December 5th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presents:

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018

A celebration of wildlife by leading artists and photographers.

 

 

 

 

“The Golden Lion” by Jean-Paul Ritrovato © 2018. All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 5th to 8th | 2 – 9 pm daily

 

 

Dade Heritage Trust, 190 SE 12th Terrace, Miami, FL 33131, (plenty of parking nearby!)

Benefits the Center for Great Apes

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

 

Wednesday, December 5th

4 – 6 pm    PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS:

 

 

Challenges Facing Wildlife Photographers on Assignment with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books.  Followed by book signing and discussion.

 

 

 

 

“Group Drink” by Ted Schiffman © 2018 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

6 – 9 pm   OPENING RECEPTION:

 

Meet Rickie Leiter, Founder of The Rickie Report and ENDANGERED Ambassador. View the art with flute performance by Grammy nominated flutist Susan E. Schiffman. Cocktails by Miami Club Rum and European cheese extravaganza.

 

 

 

Thursday, December 6th

 

 

6 – 9 pm   MY ART:

Cocktails with three of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists discussing their art and inspiration featuring the work of:

 

Irina Grammatina

 

 

Agata Ren

 

Linda Frost

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum and European cheese extravaganza.

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 7th

 

 

6 – 9 pm   BEHIND THE SHOT:

Cocktails with three wildlife photographers who will give an insight into how they captured their best images! Featuring the work of:

 

 

Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Phoenix 

 

 

Ted Schiffman

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 8th

 

 

Young Artists Forum:

11 am – 2 pm:   SPIRIT ANIMALS:

Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor, Karen Kliethermes, helps  young artists draw and paint their favorite animals. Karen will be painting live throughout the exhibition.

 

 

 

1 – 2 pm:  VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

National Geographic photographer, Ted Schiffman, takes young animal lovers on a VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

 

 

4 – 6 pm:  SAFARI ADVENTURES WITH TED SCHIFFMAN

A student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books. This will be a one hour talk and discussion followed by book signing.

 

 

6 – 9 pm:  Reception

Enjoy the art with flute performance by Grammy nominated flutist Susan E. Schiffman. Cocktails by Miami Club Rum and European cheese extravaganza.

 

 

Full Program of Events: https://www.art4apes.com

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. 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.

 

Full Program of Events:    https://www.Art4Apes.com\

​Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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New Studio For The Visual Arts Invites You To “Under The Sea”, An Exhibit Of Marine Life Painting By Internationally Acclaimed Artists December 5-28

The New Studio For The Visual Arts announces an Exhibition of Marine Life Paintings by internationally acclaimed artists Jason Mathias, Don Ray, and Randall Scott.   The Exhibit’s Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 7th.  A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. What an opportunity to meet and hear about these creatives’ adventures!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  The Exhibit is available December 5 – 28.

 

 

 

 

http://www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

“UNDER THE SEA”

An Exhibition of Marine Life Painting

By internationally acclaimed artists:

Jason Mathias
Don Ray
Randall Scott

 

 

Opening Reception:

December 7, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Exhibit runs December 5 to December 28, 2018

Proceeds of artwork sales will be donated to: Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach

 

 

 

Artwork by Randall Scott

 

MEET      THE      ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

 

JASON     MATHIAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native Floridian, Jason Mathias was born in Stuart, Florida where some of his earliest memories are of the ocean aboard his grandfather’s charter boat “Do Stay”.  As a child, Jason’s two favorite pastimes were drawing and fishing, and it wasn’t before long that he stated combining the two.  After graduating from Martin County High School as art student of the month, Jason was accepted into Ringling School of Art & Design where he majored in illustration.  He quickly became known to both fellow students and faculty as “the fish guy”.  While at Ringling, Jason began his practice of taking underwater footage to use as reference material for his growing portfolio of realistic marine life paintings.  While still a student, he launched his career creating murals, commissioned artwork and freelance illustrations for Mote Marine Laboratories – an experience that not only won him recognition for his unique talents as a marine life illustrator, but also concretized his chosen path as a marine and wildlife artist. 

 

 

 

 

Gallery View of Jason Mathias’ artistry

 

 

Within the first two years of graduating from Ringling School of Art and Design, Jason was the premier featured artist at (IGFA) International Game Fish Association Museum Hall of Fame. Jason had also been featured artist numerous times and made several print signing appearances with (CCA) Coastal Conservation Association, and has been featured in many Galleries and museums such as the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach.  Jason’s current fine art compositions in oils, acrylics and watercolors are drawn from the extensive experience and underwater digital video he takes while exploring the planet’s oceans.  You can now find Jason’s works in stores, museums and galleries throughout the world, including Europe, Egypt, Australia, Hawaii, South America, Canada and Central America.

 

 

 

 

 

DON     RAY  

 

 

 

 

Don Ray

 

 

Don Ray grew up in Ohio, where his interest in art extends as far back as he can remember.  Don learned about fresh water subjects as a boy, fishing and netting local streams and lakes.  A self-taught artist, who studied the work of masters from “The Golden Age of Illustration” such as  Wyeth and Frederick Remington, Don also learned from contemporaries like George Schelling and, in particular, Stanley Meltzoff, who personally shared his knowledge and time with Don as a mentor.  Don lives near Vero Beach.  His research methods include collecting wild specimens and diving with them in natural habitat,  including a three-quarter acre research pond on his own property.  

 

 

 

 

Artistry by Don Ray

 

 

 

 

Don joined the Society of Animal Artists in 1990, the same year, he also won its highest honor, the Award of Excellence.  Don has competed in and won a variety of state stamp and print competitions. His paintings won first place in the Florida State Lobster Stamp competition and in the Florida snook stamp competition, making him the state’s first double competition winner.  In 1995, Don again won the snook stamp and print competition.  In 1994 and 1999, he was commissioned to paint the Coastal Conservation Association stamp and print.  He was also selected to paint the Texas saltwater fishing stamp and print multiple times asa well as the Texas freshwater stamp and print.

 

 

 

Don’s paintings have been selected by the International Game Fish Association for covers of various editions of its annual publication, World Record Game Fishes.  Don’s art has also graced the covers of other books, magazines and catalogs including Big Game Fishing Journal, Cabel’s, Field & Stream, Game Fish (France), Inshore Offshore Magazine, Marlin, Marlin Magazine’s 30th anniversary cover, Outdoor Life, Penn Reels, Redbone Journal, Saltwater Sportsman, and Sporting Tales, Florida Sport Fishing.  In addition to the Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition, Don’s work has been juried into the Florida Wildlife Expo, Game Conservation International, Pacific Rim Wildlife Expo, and Southeastern Wildlife Expo.  Don was chosen as the featured artist for Florida’s Coastal Conservation Association 25th Anniversary.  He has been represented by Collectors Covery (Dallas, TX), Russell Jimishian Gallery  (Fairfield, CT) Redbone Gallery (Islamorada, FL) and Sportsman Edge (New York). 

 

 

RANDALL       SCOTT

 

 

 

 

Randall Scott 

 

 

 

A native Californian and an accomplished artist and diver, Randall Scott grew up exploring the Pacific Coast. Exceptionally talented and deeply committed to his subject, Scott’s passion is to communicate the beauty, mystery, and power of the sea’s aquatic citizens. Scott researches his subjects through observation and underwater photography. His travels have taken him all over the world, from his native California, to Mexico and British Columbia, Australia, the South Pacific. He is also familiar with the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida, where he now currently resides with his wife Donna and their four children.

 

 

Artistry of Randall Scott

 

 

 

 

Randall has been recognized both nationally and internationally for his artistic talent. Scott was featured in the television series “Journeys of an Artist”. His work has graced covers of national art magazines and a series of textbooks produced by the National Geographic Society.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or opportunities to teach:

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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6th Annual “ENDANGERED” Art4Apes Fine Art And Photography Exhibition Invites Everyone December 5 – 8 During Art Basel Week

 The 6th annual ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, celebrating the beauty found in endangered and threatened species, or habitats, will return to the Dade Heritage Trust.  Part of Art Basel week, this exhibit runs  Wednesday, December 5 to Saturday, December 8. It features special programs including classes, live paintings, and discussions, as well as a showcase of the finest work entered in the contest. Proceeds from the contest and exhibit benefit the Center for Great Apes, an award-winning, Florida-based, 501(c)(3) registered sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and we look forward to seeing you at the Opening Reception! There is plenty of parking nearby.

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018

Join us!

Wednesday, 5th – Saturday, 8th December

2 – 9 pm

For a unique exhibition focusing on all that is

ENDANGERED in the world

Have fun and help a wonderful sanctuary!

 

Hours 2 – 9pm

Dade Heritage Trust

190 SE 12 Terrace  Miami, FL 33131

Plenty of parking opposite and in multi-story car parks in the area.

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

If you’re going to be in Miami during Art Week we’d love for you to come visit and enjoy this year’s exhibition:

  • Features work by leading wildlife and nature artists

  • Lectures by Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author

  • Seminars by leading wildlife photographers and some of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists

  • Young Artists Saturday Forum learning to draw and paint animals

  • Miami Club Rum cocktail receptions from 6-9pm each evening

 

 

Program of Special Events:

 

Wednesday, December 5th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING BIRDS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

4-6 pm

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS: Challenges Facing Wildlife Photographers on Assignment with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books.  Book signing and discussion.

Limited seating, RSVP to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

6-9 pm  OPENING RECEPTION:

Meet Rickie Leiter, Judge and Founder of The Rickie Report and ENDANGERED Ambassador. Rickie Leiter has always been fascinated by the creative process. A former art consultant in her native Massachusetts, her instinct to connect with creatives in her new home led her to found The Rickie Report in 2011.

Flute performance by classically trained flautist and arts educator Susan E. Schiffman. Grammy nominated flautist and music educator, Susan Schiffman, was formally trained in music performance and education in France, Italy and New York.

Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

Thursday, December 6th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING APES: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

6-9 pm  MY ART: Cocktails with three of Florida’s most interesting emerging artists discussing their art and inspiration:

Irina Grammatina

Russian-born Irina takes inspiration from her world travels to paint on silk her exquisite designs reflecting her love for nature, wildlife and wild places. Her elegant pieces of wearable art are true collectibles.

Agata Ren

German-born Agata is on a mission to create artwork depicting how human interaction brings about the endangerment of species. Her vibrant and unique work has featured in exhibitions and public installations.

Linda Frost

Linda’s paintings closely resemble photographs and are often mistaken for such, however, she hesitates to label herself as a Photorealist. She feels that it’s the combination of her subject matter, the composition of her paintings and her process that separates her from Photorealism in the literal sense.

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum  & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

Friday, December 7th:

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING ELEPHANTS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

6-9 pm

BEHIND THE SHOT: Cocktails with three wildlife photographers who will give an insight into how they captured their best images!

Kirsten Hines

Focused on conservation and nature travel, Kirsten is a writer, photographer, and environmental educator with an M.Sc. in biology.

Phoenix Marks

For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art.

Ted Schiffman

Ted Schiffman has been a photographer for 46 years. He developed an interest and direction in color photography as a natural outlet for his many years of training and study as an artist.

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum  & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

 

Saturday, December 8th:

11 am – 2 pm  YOUNG ARTISTS FORUM – SPIRIT ANIMALS: Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor, Karen Kliethermes helps young people draw and paint their favorite animal

1 – 2 pm

National Geographic photographer, Ted Schiffman, takes young animal lovers on a VISUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

2 pm  Exhibition opens to the public

PAINTING BIG CATS: Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

4-6 pm  GUEST LECTURE: Safari Adventures with Ted Schiffman, student of Ansel Adams, National Geographic photographer and author of 16 books

Limited seating, RSVP to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

6-9 pm   SATURDAY NIGHT RECEPTION

6:30-7pm  Flute performance by classically trained flautist and arts educator Susan E. Schiffman

Live painting by Karen Kliethermes, Colorado-based visionary artist, illustrator and instructor

Cocktails by Miami Club Rum & European Cheese Extravaganza

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. Each submission reflects the interpretation of “endangered,” as it applies to animals, nature, the environment, and plant species, in three artistic categories: Fine Art, including sculpture, jewelry, and wearable art; Photography; and a special category exclusively for young artists. All entry fees for the contest and the proceeds from art sales during the exhibition go to the Center for Great Apes, a 4 Star Charity Navigator rated non-profit, sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

The Center for Great Apes is an extraordinary facility located in Wauchula, Florida whose mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, research, or the exotic pet trade. The sanctuary encompasses over 100 acres and is home to 21 orangutans and 28 chimpanzees. Because of the generosity of artists, sponsors, and patrons that participate in the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest exhibition, the Center’s residents can continue to live and thrive with dignity in a safe, and enriching environment.

 

 

 

About ENDANGERED: Art4Apes:

The ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest, was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. The contest receives entries from all over the world. Entry fees and proceeds support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

For more information about the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition visit https://www.Art4Apes.com.

Join the Conversation:

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Twitter: @art4apes
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About Center for Great Apes:

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. 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. It is the only orangutan sanctuary in North America and one of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries in the world. The Center receives no government funding and relies on memberships, donations, private grants and fundraising efforts to support this vital work.

For more information please visit www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Play a Part in Conservation at the ENDANGERED Exhibition in Miami Dec 4-6, 2014

The “ENDANGERED” Exhibition raises awareness of endangered species and the environment while contributing to the welfare of orangutans and chimpanzees.  It features work by leading contemporary artists and photographers and a new piece by Bubbles, the chimpanzee once owned by Michael Jackson. Florida-based artists include Norman Gitzen, Anthony Burks Sr, Rolando Chang Barrero and Alison Armstrong. The exhibit runs from Thursday, December 4th to Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014, 2-9pm at Miami Club Rum Distillery, 2320 N Miami Ave, Miami 33127.  The Rickie Report shares the exciting details and some artistry of the local artists who will be participating.

 

 

 

Center for Great Apes logo

 

“ENDANGERED”

ART FOR APES

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 4th, 5th, 6th  2014

 

 

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings:  Feature cocktail receptions in the presence of the artists from 7-9pm.

 

  • Hat Night: Thursday evening features Hats designed by Judi Bradford and Milda Bublys plus purses by Agata Ren.

 

 

  • Performance Art: Friday evening will feature the extraordinary creation of a living artwork in a collaboration featuring Beju, Sherryl Muriente and Linda Nerhboss. They will develop a plea to help orangutans in the wild on the body of human canvas, Beju. They will be accompanied by the tribal drumming of Robbie Powell.

 

 

  • Fashion Show: Saturday evening will feature a fashion show of dresses, jewelry and wearable art by Irina Grammatina, Rickson Sharkey, Jean Parsons and more. Music by DJ Blondie. Mari Monge, Spanish TV announcer and spokesperson for the Miami Heat will MC the proceedings

 

 

  • Everyone will have the opportunity to be featured in an exciting new photomosaic being undertaken in collaboration with Belgian artist Joël Moens de Hase. Come have your photo taken and wear something orange (for orangutans) on your face or hair. 5,000 head and shoulders photos will be merged into a dramatic photomosaic portrait of an orangutan. Enjoy a cocktail and tour Miami’s only (legal) rum distillery while you view amazing art and help a wonderful sanctuary.

 

 

 

The special exhibit will be open to the public from 2-9 pm, December 4-6th, 2014.

Miami Club Rum Distillery and Gallery

2320 N Miami Avenue in Miami, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

"Giraffe" by Anthony Burks,Sr.

“Giraffe” by Anthony Burks,Sr.

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. All entry fees, donations and a portion of all art sales go to the Center for Great Apes, a non-profit, top-rated sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

 

"Osprey Sunset" by Sandy Scott

“Osprey Sunset” by Sandy Scott

 

The ENDANGERED exhibition, in its third year during Art Basel week in Miami focuses on interpretations of “ENDANGERED” in fine art, photography, wearable art and jewelry. It features leading contemporary artists from around the world including the winners of the ENDANGERED Art and Photography Contest 2014. Also featured are Florida-based artists Norman Gitzen, Anthony Burks Sr, Rolando Chang Barrero and Alison Armstrong.

 

Dolphin" by Norman Gitzin

“Vanishing Dolphin” by Norman Gitzin

 

The ENDANGERED Art and Photography Contest is an online, juried art contest that challenges artists to interpret the word “endangered” as it applies to animals, plants or the environment either through a celebration of beauty or illustration of the threats faced. “The creativity and talent of the participating artists is simply outstanding,” stated Dr. Lindsey Matheson, the founder and director of ENDANGERED: Art4Apes, “We had more than 300 entries from all over the world this year. It is inspiring that so many care about issues facing the environment and convey such strong messages through their art.”

 

 

 

"Mandril Mouth"

“Mandrill Mouth” by Sarah Smith

 

 

The 2014 judges included Thomas Collins, Director of Pérez Art Museum Miami; Joel Sartore, the acclaimed National Geographic photographer, author, speaker and teacher; and Carolyn Benesh, Coeditor and Publisher of Ornament magazine. Bruce Helander, Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist, judged the Young Artist entries.

 

"Eggless" by Rickson Sharkey

“Eggless” by Rickson Sharkey

 

As a part of the program, winners of the annual competition, along with selected entries and art by ape residents from the Center for Great Apes, will be displayed during Art Basel Miami week at Miami Club Rum distillery and gallery, located at 2320 N Miami Avenue in Miami, Florida. The special exhibit will be open to the public from 2-9 pm, December 4-6th, 2014.

 

"Lion" by Robert Hooke

“Lion” by Robert Hooke

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes is very grateful to our generous sponsors for their help and support. Sponsors of “ENDANGERED: ART for Apes” include Miami Club Rum, Miami’s only distillery producing award winning rum, Juried Art Services and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Private Banking and Investment Group.

 

 

For more information about the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition visit http://www.Art4Apes.com

About the Center for Great Apes

 

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. 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 from the exotic pet trade. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. It is the only orangutan sanctuary in North America and one of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries. The Center receives no government funding and relies on memberships, donations, private grants and fundraising efforts to support this vital work. For more information please visit http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

Join the Conversation:

Web: art4apes.com
Twitter: @art4apes 
Facebook: facebook.com/art4apes 
Google+: plus.google.com/+Art4apes
 Instagram: instagram.com/art4apes

 

For more information visit http://www.art4apes.com
or email lindsey@art4apes.com

Global Call for Endangered Art Exhibit at Art Basel

What is “endangered”?  Ecosystems, animals, plants and the environment.  This is your opportunity to share your concern in the world of Art Basel – an International Art Fair in Miami.  The Rickie Report shared a Call to Artists last year, for Art Basel and the Endangered Art Show which benefits the Center for Great Apes.  The response was tremendous.  This year, we share this GLOBAL Call which has been expanded to Artwork, Photography and Wearable Art!  We urge everyone to respond and keep us posted so we can share your good news!  If your artwork does not relate to this subject and you know other artists who work does, please share this Call!

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES !

ENDANGERED ART FOR APES

ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, WEARABLE ART

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3rd

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Please see full details at http://www.art4apes.com

 

 

 

 

Knuckles

Knuckles

 

 

Meet Knuckles:

My Character:  Special, Inspirational, Engaging

My Birthday: October 4, 1999

My Story

Knuckles arrived at the Center for Great Apes from a California entertainment compound when he was only two years old. He was believed to have been affected with cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen during his birth. His challenges were motor and muscle control, a weakness on the left side, and a lazy eye that didn’t allow him to focus on things.

 

 

 

Most two-year-old chimpanzees swing around actively and climb to tall heights, but Knuckles could not climb and barely walked when he arrived. When he was placed somewhere, he would just sit there until someone moved him. Although he couldn’t easily feed himself, he would eat if someone fed him.

 

 

Early MRI tests and EEG scans suggested that he was not likely to advance much and would stay the same or get worse. However, Knuckles has made steady progress and our expectations for him are all good.

 

 

 

Center for Great Apes Sanctuary

Center for Great Apes Sanctuary

 

After years of help from several dedicated volunteers and staff… as well as therapy from occupational and physical therapists who donated their time to help Knuckles, he has learned to feed himself, climb up and down steps, and pull himself up on special swings to hang upside down and play. He walks wherever he wants to go and occasionally runs when playing games of chase with other chimpanzees. He is very aware and cognizant of activities around him, likes to play and be tickled, and is very affectionate.

 

 

From the time of his arrival, he was introduced to Grub’s group through the mesh while still an infant. Grub, Toddy, Kenya, Brooks, and Noelle seemed to know Knuckles was “special” and have always been gentle with him. He eventually began having play sessions one-on-one inside the habitat with each of these chimpanzees, and can now tolerate about an hour of play, grooming, and running before he is exhausted. Every day, Knuckles spends time with Grub’s group standing outside the habitat where they can see him and touch him. Grub and Noelle are especially good with Knuckles and spend sitting next to him frequently grooming him. When the little female chimpanzee Kodua arrived from Hollywood at age two, she was introduced to the then 5-year-old Knuckles, and she also became one of his frequent playmates.

 

 

Three-Story Chimp Habitat

Three-Story Chimp Habitat

 

Our goal has always been to get Knuckles to the point where he can have the companionship of other chimpanzees. Now an adolescent (and is more than 120 pounds), his therapy from staff is limited. But with the recent construction of a special indoor/outdoor enclosure suited to the needs of handicapped and geriatric apes, Knuckles has the opportunity to live in his own habitat where the other chimpanzees can spend all day next to him, or short periods inside the enclosure playing with him… or even overnight visits in Knuckles’ nighthouse.

 

Taking on the challenge of raising a severely handicapped chimpanzee had to be carefully considered when we were approached to take Knuckles at the sanctuary. But, he has continued to exceed most expectations of his potential and abilities and has enriched the lives of not only the chimpanzees he interacts with, but also the staff, volunteers, and visitors who have been inspired by him.

 

Orang

Orangutans play in 25 foot tall arch with far reaching view

 

 

All proceeds, including entry fee, will go directly to the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees . This is a great opportunity for artists to highlight what they feel is ENDANGERED, be a part of the excitement of Art Basel week and support a wonderful sanctuary.

 

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. The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

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