ArtisGras Fine Arts Festival Moves Back To Palm Beach Gardens With 280+ Juried Artists, Activities For Kids, Demonstrations, Live Music, Youth Art Competition. Volunteers Wanted.

The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by the Hanley Foundation is excited to announce after 20 years, the premier outdoor fine arts festival will be returning to Palm Beach Gardens. The 36th edition of ArtiGras will be held February 13-14, 2021, at the Gardens North County District Park on 117th Court North. Ranked as one of the Top-10 art festivals in the nation ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival will feature over 280 juried artists, children’s activities, live music, and a youth art competition among other demonstrations. Sign up to volunteer! (Free admission, t-shirt, food and beverage, special parking). The Rickie Report shares the details!

The Gardens North County District Park

5101 117th Ct N.    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

Purchase Tickets at www.artigras.org

 

 

 

“ArtiGras’ spent many years in Palm Beach Gardens both at the Gardens Mall location and off of RCA Blvd. We are thrilled to be back and couldn’t have asked for a better location in the Gardens North County District Park,” said Noel Martinez, CEO and President of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. “ArtiGras is an economic driver in the North County area with an impact of more than $2.8 million. With all the current construction on Central Boulevard, the timing was right for the return of the festival to Gardens.”

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County has begun road construction at and past the intersection of Central Boulevard and University Boulevard in Jupiter at the exact location of where ArtiGras has been staged for two decades. This presented ArtiGras organizers with a challenge, and it was decided that a change of venue was needed. After a thorough search, an alternate location in the City of Palm Beach Gardens at the Gardens North County District Park was found.

 

 

 

 

“Art has long been a big part of our City’s identity. That dedication has been showcased in many ways over the years, so this is a great fit,” said Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Carl Woods. “We couldn’t be more excited to be the host city for ArtiGras and we look forward to not only welcoming our residents and visitors, but also providing a platform for artists who need our support.”

 

 

 

Volunteer    Opportunities

For 2021 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

 

 

Registration Online at www.artigras.org

 

 

Volunteer!

 

 

The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Hanley Foundation is looking for volunteers to help make this Palm Beach North festival a most memorable one for both patrons and artists. Volunteer applications are being accepted online at www.artigras.org.

 

“This year we are looking for volunteers to make this 36th edition of ArtiGras safe and enjoyable for all those who attend,” said Noel Martinez, President and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce which produces the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival. “Volunteers are the backbone of ArtiGras, and with our new location in Palm Beach Gardens, we are looking to our volunteers to help us make this transition to a new venue seamless.”

 

 

 

 

Youth Art Zone

 

 

It takes more than 600 volunteers to help produce and organize ArtiGras. Volunteers can choose one of two shifts per day in the following areas: ArtiKids Zone, Parking/Transportation, Artist Relations, Site Operations, Volunteer Committee, Youth Art Competition Committee, Information Booths and Merchandising.

Safety is a priority this year, volunteers will have masks available if they need, and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the festival. Volunteers will receive a: free T-shirt, free admission before or after their shift the day of volunteering, special parking and free food/ beverages in the volunteer area. Students will also receive community service credit for the hours they volunteer.

 

 

 

Youth Art Competitions

 

 

For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

 

About Hanley Foundation:

 

 

Hanley Foundation combats substance use disorders within our communities by raising awareness and providing education through quality substance use prevention programming in schools and communities in Palm Beach and 21 other counties within Florida. Hanley Foundation is dedicated to working alongside community partners to promote healthy lifestyles and to positively influence attitudes, norms, and values by empowering individuals and families while helping supply need-based treatment scholarships to individuals with demonstrated needs in Palm Beach County.

About Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce:

 

 

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida. Serving businesses in the ten (10) municipalities that make up Palm Beach North, the Chamber fosters a partnership of private, public, educational and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. The Chamber’s four strategic imperatives are: A Prosperous Economy, High Quality of Life for all residents, a Smart and Connected Region, and Regional Leadership. For more information visit: www.pbnchamber.com

 

 

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Whitespace, The Mordes Collection Makes Gift Giving Personal And Unique

Now is the time to gift yourself!  There is no better place than at Whitespace  The Mordes Collection to find one-of-a-kind jewelry on sale, artwork, and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Women In The Visual Arts’ Winter Craft Fair Is On-Line Featuring Jewelry, Accessories, Home Decor, And More

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) invites you to their “Winter Craft Fair”, perfect for the gift giving season, now through January 1, 2021!  Available on-line you can browse the fabulous items for sale including one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, home decor, accessories, and more.  The artists chosen may live locally, but sell their creations nationally and internationally.  This event will benefit their Art Scholarship Program.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  WITVA, promoting the Visual Arts and Women Artists in Florida, offers meaningful networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GO   TO   THE  “SHOP” TAB:

www.witva.org

 

 

The WITVA community continues to grow as its members have joined together forming a tighter network of shared interests and social bonds. New programs including The Art of Reading Book Club, Circle of Artists,  Virtual Visions show, Critique Circle of Artists, Scholarship Fundraiser and WITVA Circle Lecture all welcome new participants.

 

 

One-of-a-kind pottery by Abbey Funk  “Awake In A Dream”

 

 

 

 

The CIRCLE OF ARTISTS brings WITVA members together through a virtual Zoom platform. Our goal is to reach out and connect those members who are in like-minded artistic disciplines and encourage group members to share artwork and provide feedback and suggestions.  You are welcome to join your group and also to explore other groups. The WITVA Circle of Artists includes:

  • Abstract Art

  • Ceramics

  • Crafters

  • Graphic Art

  • Impressionist Art

  • Jewelry

  • Mixed Media/Collage

  • Photography

  • Realistic/Representational Art

  • Sculpture

 

 

 

One-of-a-kind Polymer Cane Necklace by Lori Axelrod

 

 

One-of-a-kind Mixed Media necklace by Marsha Levey-Blandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT WITVA:

We fundraise to grant art scholarships to college graduate students to further their studies  and we support high school art with an annual competitive exhibition with awards.  We hold educational forums relating to specific forms of art and present art exhibitions and competitions. We also serve as a networking forum for our members and guests. WITVA also donates group art to other non-profits.

 

 

One-of-a-kind Handmade Doll by Mary Triba

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, Inc. please visit:

 

www.witva.org

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace, The Mordes Collection Announces Season Opening On Saturday, November 21

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection celebrates its Season Opening on Saturday, November 21st. Enjoy “Uncrated II: Selections from the Mordes Private Collection”, meet Artist In Residence Wilma Bulkin Siegel, MD, peruse Alisa Winston’s acclaimed jewelry, and much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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International ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Exhibit Opens Online Today Through December 31, 2020 With Over 400 Works Of Art

The International ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition has moved online. Normally held in Miami during Art Basel Week, now you will be able to view “ENDANGERED Online!”.  Focusing our attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats, ENDANGERED offers a Free virtual experience for the 2020 event. The Free virtual exhibit is available from November 1 through December 31, 2020.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of the Award Winners and links to view the entire  exhibition.  PLUS:  ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography 2021 Contest Opens December 1, 2020!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED   Online!

 

Exhibition   details   &   Prizewinners

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020

 

2021 Contest opens December 1st

 

 

International Art Exhibition Moves Online During Covid Crisis

 

Endangered Exhibit, Usually Held in Miami During Art Basel Week, Will Offer Virtual Viewing of Award-Winning Entries and More!

 

ENDANGERED Online! The annual ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, which focuses attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats, will offer a virtual experience for the 2020 event. The virtual exhibit will be available from November 1 through December 31, 2020. To view the winners and exhibit, visit https://www.art4apes.com/endangered-online

 

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“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we moved the exhibition online to protect our artists, buyers, visitors and volunteers,” stated Art4Apes founder and director Lindsey Matheson, “While we will miss the thrill of showcasing these incredible works of art during Miami Art Week, we feel the benefit of being online this year will allow even more people to view the pieces and support the program.”

 

The online exhibition features the 2020 entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. More than 400 works by almost 200 new and established artists from around the world will be available for viewing. There is no charge to view the four virtual galleries. Artists are generously donating at least 30% of the selling price of their work to help the Center for Great Apes, a Florida-based sanctuary for rescued orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

 

 

 

 

Click HERE to see video of the Prizewinners and Highly Commended Gallery sponsored by Shechter & Associates

 

 

Congratulations to the Prizewinners

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Prizewinners.

Congratulations to them all!

Thanks to our judges Jamie Rappaport Clark, Taryn Möller and Mark Edward Harris.

Thanks to Paul Fisher and Juried Art Services for all their help.

 

 

 

Fine   Art   Category:

 

 

 

1st Prize

 Karla Mann. “Cautious Descent” Oil painting. ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

2nd Prize

Lucy Dickens. “A Sense of Eden” Oil painting. ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

3rd Prize

Robin Huffman “Leonie” Acrylic painting. ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Fine   Art   Photography   Category

 

 

 

1st Prize:

John Hartung “The Thinker” ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Prize:

Amy Perlman “Anticipation”  ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

3rd Prize:  

Michelle Kranz “Focus” ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Young   Artists   Category

 

 

1st Prize:

Gavin Minard (17) “Sunshine and Cahaya” Pencil crayon drawing. ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

2nd Prize:

Petra Demas (10) “Endangered Sei Whale Breaching” Pencil & marker pens. ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

3rd Prize:

Raegan Bowser (13) “Swimming the World” Old map, colored pencil, ink. ©2020 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021: Opens December 1st 2020!

 

 

 

Artists interested in entering the 2021 contest can enter online at Art4Apes.com from 1st December 2020.

Entries are accepted in three categories:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

Photography

 Young Artists

Submissions should interpret “endangered,” as it applies to animals, plants, nature or the environment. Artwork should either celebrate the beauty or illustrate threats facing endangered/threatened species or habitats. Proceeds from this contest and exhibition benefit the Center for Great Apes, an award-winning, Florida-based, 501(c)(3) registered sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

For more information about the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest and Exhibition, visit Art4Apes.com.

About ENDANGERED: Art4Apes:

The ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest, was launched in 2013 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 Fine Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition visit https://art4apes.com

Join the Conversation:

Web: https://art4apes.com

Twitter: @art4apes

Facebook: facebook.com/art4apes

Instagram: instagram.com/art4apes

Questions? Lindsey@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 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

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace The Mordes Collection Is Open For Business. Offering 40% Off Col-lect Jewelry

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection is Open For Business!  Enjoy the artwork of Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel and take 40% OFF all Col-lect Jewelry!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including “Gallery On Demand” which offers artists short term or long term art space for exhibits of 2D and 3D artworks, including wearable art and apparel.

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Whitespace Announces Blow Out Sale For Season Closing!

Whitespace The Mordes Collection announces a Blowout Sale to end this Season!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Update Re: Rare Artist Ceramic Studio And Jewelry Sale At Armory Art Center On Saturday, March 14. Free And Open To The Public

On March 14, the Armory Art Center will open the Ceramics Studio to host a rare artist Sale for extended hours. This is a rare opportunity to see and purchase some of the best works produced at the Center and to meet the artists who created them! This sale includes seasoned craftsmanship and work not usually available to the public.  The Main Art Gallery will also be open.  The public is invited to attend this free event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Stop by and bring a piece or two home!

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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SATURDAY,   MARCH 14, 2020

10 AM – 4 PM

Free Admission    Free Parking

 

 

“Flower Dreams” by Jodi Luby

 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

 

 

 

Ceramic bowl by Pamela Humphrey

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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Final Month of Season To Visit Whitespace Collection. Big Blast Jewelry Sale Starts Now!

Whitespace The Mordes Collection reminds us that it is the final month of this season to come and view the exhibitions.  Elayne Mordes offers a Big Blast Jewelry Sale!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a poignant note from a scholarship recipient. Support your local arts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Experience At Rosemary Square West Palm Beach Is Shopping Oasis For Fine Art And Fine Craft

You’ve seen lists of classes, workshops, lectures, and art exhibits which are offered at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, one of the crown jewels in Palm Beach County’s cultural arena.  The Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square offers the public a chance to shop for the results of these classes! Member artists, faculty, and students all display and sell their artworks at this one location.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by – you may find yourself looking at the next catalog of classes…and selling your creations here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

700 Rosemary Ave.    Store #136     West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(Located Across from Starbucks)

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square

 

 

 

 

 

• Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square was established to expose more people to the Armory Art Center. Although it has been around as a jewel of the community, not everyone knows about the Center.

 

 

 

• It is a great way to see what is created at the Armory Art Center

 

 

 

• Unique, handmade artwork is for sale at Armory Art Experience

 

 

 

• The work is created by Armory Art Center faculty and students. 

 

 

 

• To submit work to be juried into Armory Art Experience, artists must be Armory Art Center members who took a minimum of one 8-week session.

 

 

 

• A committee will jury the work.

 

 

 

• Armory Art Experience is located at 700 Rosemary Ave., Store #136, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Located Across from Starbucks)

 

 

• Hours: Thursday – Saturday  2 – 6 pm, Sunday  1 – 5  pm

 

 

• Armory Art Experience at Rosemary Square is a place for Armory Art Center member artists to display and sell their work. 

Go to armoryart.org/ArmoryArtExperience to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

One-Of-A-Kind Art Pieces

 

 

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information:

Visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

 

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