Rickie Shares More Tips For Artists To Network And Art Patrons To Find New Connections With Creators

The Rickie Report has long considered networking a primary function of promoting the many creations of artists.  It is simply a good business practice!  After all, how will art lovers find your work to purchase?  We‘ve read numerous magazines (local, national and international) and newspapers ( in hand or digital), and think, “This is the perfect place for (add your name) to let people know about their (fill in the blank: artwork, jewelry, glass art,wood,hand sewn pocketbooks, sculpture,wearable art, classes, etc)”.  In this article we share some often overlooked opportunities for artists to share their news and for art patrons to find their newest purchase.  With 2017 already here – NOW is the time to NETWORK!






Opportunities for artists and art patrons to network:



The first place is The Rickie Report!

When we publish an article about an art event, an art organization or an individual artist, Art Patrons – TAKE NOTICE!  This is YOUR opportunity to meet creators.  Mingle, meet and get to know the current art scene! This is when you meet an artist whose work you enjoy and being collecting! Build a relationship, as the artist evolves, so will your art world!


Where else can you network?



Your college alumni publication


Artists:  Send a photo of you creating!  People are fascinated by your process.  Share!


Art Patrons:  Being in touch with someone who shared similar experiences, classes and good memories of college underscores the human need to connect.  The pride shared in these associations is a natural way to reach out to other alumni.


What to Include:

  • Your website
  • Email
  • Facebook addresses
  • A concise note
  • Include the date and department you graduated from
  • Phone number
  • 2-3 good quality photos
  • Upcoming Exhibits (print media is working a minimum of 6-8 weeks ahead)



Big Box Clubs, Organizations you belong to  (AARP, AAA, AMA, ADA…you get the idea)

Google “national associations”

Check out www.directoryofassociations.com


Artists: Did you ever wonder how these publications find  people to write stories about?  If YOU don’t tell them about YOUR STORY, then you are relying on someone else to do it for you!  (This approach is not usually successful….DO IT YOURSELF)!



Art Patrons:  You want to be the first to say you support this artist!  The excitement of acquisition includes knowing each artist’s personal story.  We are all eager to know the details about the creator of the work we love and appreciate.



What to Include:

  • 2-3 good quality photos of your work and one of you as you are creating.
  • In a concise note or email, remind the editor of your local connection. ( You’re a member of this Big Box Club, you shop there often, you live in the neighborhood that the magazine covers, you’ve created something so unique that the national magazine will miss out if they don’t cover your story).
  • Your Email
  • Your Website address
  • Your Facebook address
  • Your Phone number





The media can’t share your news

if they don’t know about you!



Local Newspapers, Blogs, and Magazines

Check out: www.blogtopsites.com

Artists:   Read your local print media as well as social media!  Who is writing about the visual arts?

  • Send an email and introduce yourself!
  • Call and introduce yourself.  
  • Invite people to your studio to tell them YOUR story and about YOUR creations!


Art Patrons:  Have you discovered a new creator?  According to life lessons learned in the sandbox, it is always nice to share!

“See What To Include” above


Magazines, Parade magazine,  and Blogs that highlight specialty items (Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Departures, etc)


Artists:  We personally know a number of LOCAL artists who have been highlighted in National magazines, International catalogues and Local news items that have propelled their success into the stratosphere!  How did they do it?

They wrote, they sent photos, they sent samples, they followed our advice… We encourage you to do the same!  



 A Word About Social Media:

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The Rickie Report helps you network with other creators and art patrons!

Share your news and celebrate your successes!  

We’re available for consultation if you have particular questions or need suggestions.




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

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Patricia Maguire’s SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Patricia (Pati) Maguire has been drawing and painting all of her life.  Whether viewing her plein air paintings, international landscapes, figures, portraits or still life creations, one can feel Pati’s sensitivity and sense of being “at one” with her subject matter.  As she says,  “Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.”  Everyone will have an opportunity to view her work during a SOLO Exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center.  The Opening Reception is open to the public and the exhibit continues through November 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.




Patricia Maguire

SOLO Exhibition

Opening Reception

 Saturday,  October 18th


3:00 – 5:00 pm

Refreshments will be served

Exhibit Continues through November 15, 2014

Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM


Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL 33460

"All Together" by Patricia Maguire

“All Together” by Patricia Maguire




Patricia Maguire’s view is that,” Art is nature as seen through the filter of emotions.”  She explains to The Rickie Report, ” I have been drawing and painting all my life. Sometimes, even when my hands are still, I am painting in my mind. I see the world through the prism of light and shapes.  I have not chosen to paint, rather it has chosen me, and I feel it is something I must do.”


"View from Ponte Vecchio Three" by Patricia Maguire

“View from Ponte Vecchio”  by Patricia Maguire



“My formative years were spent in big cities, with lots of access to museums, galleries and schools, but I have chosen to be closer to nature in the last decades. I live on the water, and escape to the mountains. I hope this love of our natural world communicates itself to you in my work. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and spent years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Caracas, Venezuela. I have now lived in Florida, USA, for the past decades. Each country has left footprints,” she shares.



"Deceptively Calm" by Patricia Maguire

“Deceptively Calm” by Patricia Maguire




Her formal art education began at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York, where Pati earned a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and continued with some Master level classes at Syracuse University. She holds an MBA from FAU.  ” My work has been exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach  and other art venues throughout South Florida. My paintings presently hang in galleries in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale , New York, Bufflao,and  Port Jefferson, as well as in private and corporate collections in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and throughout the USA.”



"Green Shadows" by Patricia Maguire

“Green Shadows” by Patricia Maguire

Pati teaches painting at the Delray Beach Center For The Arts and is a Signature Member of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Delray Art League, Plein Air Palm Beach Painters, The American Society of Impressionist Painters and is the founder  of the Florida ‘Scape Artists.  



"Welcome to the Jungle" by Patricia Maguire

“Welcome to the Jungle” by Patricia Maguire



Her recent exhibition highlights are acceptance into Art Expo New York 2013, Red Dot Miami 2012 and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild Biennial Show 2011, and solo exhibitions in Boca Raton and Lake Worth, Florida.  In addition, Pati’s work has been featured in national magazines and books. When not on location, she paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.


"Kayaks For Rent" by Patricia Maguire

“Kayaks For Rent” by Patricia Maguire



For more information about Patricia Maguire’s artwork, please visit:



Email:   patimaguire@aol.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