Here Is Something You CAN Do During The Covid19 Crisis!

While being physically distanced, there is no reason to feel powerless. Negotiations are ongoing in the Senate on what is being called “Phase Three” of the COVID-19 response relief package. As you know, the coronavirus has already had a devastating economic impact on America’s nonprofit arts sector—financial losses to date are estimated to be $3.6 billion. More advocacy is needed and you can help with the click of your computer, a phone call to your Congressional  legislators, or a letter.  The Rickie Report gives you the links and information here.  Please share with others who appreciate, enjoy, and want to support the cultural arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Senate legislation under consideration today has several items we’ve been asking for—your advocacy has been working! For example, there is some funding for the NEA, but it’s not enough. Self-employed artists, creative workers, and nonprofits appear to be included in the Paycheck Protection and Small Business Administration disaster loan provisions, but we need to ensure they are included in the final bill version.

 

More advocacy is needed!

 

 

In order to support the sector at this vital time, request that your members of Congress include the following in the current legislative package currently being negotiated:

  • Support $4 billion in COVID-19 relief funding to be administered by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services—House Arts Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and House STEAM Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) led a letter to House Leadership with this ask, Senate Cultural Caucus Co-Chair Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) did the same in the Senate. Waive matching requirements and general operating support reprogramming for FY2020 grantees, as well as for COVID-19-specific grantmaking;
  • Encourage charitable giving by increasing the allowable amount of the proposed $300 above-the-line tax deduction available to taxpayers that do not itemize their returns, and removing AGI limits on allowed deductions for charitable giving;
  • Ensure that proposed forgivable SBA disaster relief loans support all arts and culture workers by: specifying that access to forgivable loans is available for self-employed workers, increasing the employer eligibility threshold by applying the 500 employee cap to fulltime employees, and eliminating the employer size cap for nonprofit organizations;
  • Support pandemic unemployment benefits for workers ineligible for state unemployment benefits, which will provide essential support for self-employed workers in the arts and culture sector; and
  • Ensure arts eligibility for additional forms of disaster relief, such as Community Development Block Grants, education and lifelong learning programs, and health and wellness initiatives.

In a national survey by Americans for the Arts, 91% of responding arts organizations indicated that they have cancelled one or more events. Many arts organizations have closed their doors for months to come. These estimates are based on more than 5,000 respondents to an Americans for the Arts nationwide COVID-19 impact survey, and then further extrapolation of those data nationally using IRS data about nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. The most recent figures show economic losses of $3.6 billion to date, up from $3.2 billion last week. The survey is ongoing, and these figures will be updated regularly. Given that losses documented in the survey have occurred only in the last two months, Americans for the Arts anticipates additional billions in potential revenue losses for the nonprofit arts and culture field.

Join us in calling on Congress NOW to include the aforementioned items in the final package for COVID-19 relief.

 

 

 

ABOUT AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS:

Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America.

Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

www.americansforthearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists’ Guild Of Boca Museum Of Art Opens Two Events To The Public: Marc Chagall Art Lecture And Three Act Play About The Artistic Process

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to an Art Lecture by Dr. Kenneth Green about Marc Chagall on Tuesday, December 3 and a Three Act Play about the artistic process, “Apparition” on Saturday December 7.   The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Remember to SHOP the HOLIDAY ART SALE on November 30 and December 1!

 

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY   PRESENTS:  

 

Marc Chagall

 

 

ART  LECTURE  ABOUT   MARC  CHAGALL

 BY   DR.  KENNETH  GREEN

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3  

 7 – 8:30 PM  

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

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“THE    APPARITION”

 

 

 

An amusing three-act play about the artistic process

Saturday, December 7, 2019

7 PM

(doors open at 6:15 PM)

Ticket price $20  

Purchase before or at the door

Refreshments will be served

 

 

 

“The Apparition” is a play written by Philip Butera about discovery, a wonderland where a poet, artist, actress, and singer speak directly to the forces which indulge them.  It is an amusing narrative where myth and genius are bandied about in discussion.  In each act, this enigmatic personification, “The Apparition” directs the artistic process forward using dance, artwork, song, poetry, and visual effects.

 

The Players:

Mycaela Everly – The Apparition

Dan Breitfeller – Creativity/Inspiration/Talent

Kathryn Carlyle –  Painter

Nicole Washburn – Actress

Guiseppe Carriero – Singer

Philip Butera  – Poet

With the Howard Glenn String Quartet

Dancers: Branndi Lewis  & Eliana Girard

Directed by Philip Butera         Sound by Tony Mariano

Sponsored by Dova International Interior Design

 

 

Bruce Linser, Dramaworkshop Manager of the Palm Beach Dramaworks says, “Beautiful poetry and imagery…pretentious yet self-aware and funny”.

 

Kathleen Bryce Niles of the Comstock Review says, “Philip Butera unleashes the beauty and the frustrations of making art that is understandable, unique, permanent, and fluid. His is a master of language”.

 

 

GET  YOUR  TICKETS:

https://philipbutera.wixsite.com/theapparition 

https://www.facebook.com/The-Apparition-a-play-about-the-Artistic-Process-102524331158234

For more information about this play, please call Philip at  561 445 7784 

 

 

 

 

For detailed information about these events, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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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Artists’ Guild Of Boca Museum Of Art Announce Two Events: New Opening Reception November 14 And Holiday Art Sale November 30 & December 1

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art invites the public to an Opening Reception on Thursday,  November 14 to see the newest artworks in the gallery. Stop by for the Holiday Art Sale on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1! Holidays are special and so are the gifts you give.  Think “outside the box” and come to the Boca Raton Museum of Art –  The Artists Guild for a gift of art.  It will make someone smile long after the holiday season.  Support local artists and the Boca Museum with gifts of small works, all media, including jewelry.  Artists donate a portion of the sale price to the Museum.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431  (In Elegance Plaza)

bocamuseum.org       guild@bocamuseum.org

Gallery Hours:  TUE – SAT: 10AM – 6PM      SUN: 1 – 5PM

561.278.7877

 

 

 

ARTISTS   GUILD   GALLERY

 

 NEW OPENING RECEPTION:  

 

 

THURSDAY,   NOVEMBER 14

 

 

 7 –  8:30  PM

 

 

Free admission & Parking /  Open to the Public

2910 N. Federal Hwy   Boca Raton, FL 33431    (In Elegance Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

2019   H O L I D A Y       A R T       S A L E!

 

 

 

Everyone’s invited – it’s free and open to the public

 

Saturday, November 30

&

Sunday,  December 1

10 am – 6 pm

Many artworks in main exhibition will also be discounted, this weekend only.

* All major credit cards accepted

 

 

 

For detailed information about these events, future exhibits, and membership, please visit:

 

bocamuseum.org

bocamuseum.org/artistsguild

For more information:

Steve Nash:  spnash@aol.com

 

 

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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Artists Of Palm Beach County Invites Public To “Member’s Choice” Exhibit And Issues A Call For Support As Art On Park Gallery May Lose Its Occupancy!

The Artists of Palm Beach County is one of the most supportive community arts groups The Rickie Report publicizes.  We must apprise the arts community about APBC’s latest struggle to maintain occupancy at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park.  The Rickie Report shares photos from “Through The Camera’s Eyes” and invites the public to “Member’s Choice” Exhibit which will run from October 10 through November 16 with an Opening Reception on October 18, 2019.  We share VITAL information for YOU to HELP keep Art on Park Gallery as their home base.  It is a simple request for an email or snail mail letter of support.  Details are here.

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Open:   Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

PRESENTS:  

MEMBER’S     CHOICE      EXHIBIT

Opening Reception:

Friday,  October 18, 2019

 5- 8 pm

Exhibit runs October 10 through November 16

 

 

 

CALL   TO   ACTION :

To show your support, if you cannot stop by the gallery to sign the petition, please send a letter of support via email or snail mail to:

ArtistsofPBC@gmail.com

Or by snail mail:

Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL  33403

You MUST include your name, address and phone number for the letter of support to be legally binding.

 

DEADLINE:  October 1, 2019

 

 

 

 Ed Munoz presenting Barbara Ziev with her First Place Award in front of her photo at the “Through the Camera’s Eye” Opening Reception.

 

 

 

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council states in their Green Paper: “Cities gain value through public art – cultural, social, and economic value. Public art is a distinguishing part of our public history and our evolving culture. It reflects and reveals our society, adds meaning to our cities and uniqueness to our communities… and builds bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community—strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times.” Furthermore, data strongly indicate that cities with an active, dynamic cultural scene are more attractive to businesses and therefore act as catalysts for revenue and urban regeneration.

 

 

 

 Ed presenting Irma Friedman with her Honorable Mention Award

 

 

That being said, Artists of Palm Beach County, Inc. (APBC) is having trouble getting the support from the town of Lake Park to continue its occupancy of the Art on Park Gallery at 800 Park Avenue. They may have to vacate the premises in the very near future. The group has been there for the past six years and has been a great contribution to the town. With more than a hundred local artist members, the gallery is the home of over a dozen resident artists and exhibits works of artists from throughout Palm Beach County. APBC’s mission is to bring artists together to share and learn from each other and to offer the opportunity to the community to create an environment that encourages the arts.

 

 

 

 Ed congratulating Dennis Leon for being the Featured Artist for the exhibition

 

 

 

The gallery has been open six days a week from noon to 6 PM and has offered free programs including ongoing exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and classes to local residents. It  has provided scholarships for students in Palm Beach Gardens High School and Jupiter High School as well as donations and sponsorships to Lake Park events such as the recent Back to School Extravaganza in which 10 members volunteered their time to distribute food, answer questions, and direct the hundreds of people that attended the event. The numerous exhibitions and solo exhibits over the years have included many that helped to raise money for various local charitable organizations including the Audubon Society, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Friends of the Lake Park Public Library. In fact, APBC collaborated with the Public Library on a number of occasions exhibiting work and providing presentations. A recent Art on Park Gallery exhibit, “Now It Is Summer.” displayed the artwork done by 7 to 12 year olds in the Lake Park Summer Camp Program who took part in an art event at the library with supplies donated by APBC.

 

 

 

They prefer to stay where they are!

All this is to say that the Artists of Palm Beach County hopes to continue its mission even if it is no longer housed in 800 Park Avenue. The group existed for a number of years before they occupied the Art on Park Gallery. Meetings were held at artists homes, or in other local venues, and space was rented for exhibitions. While the group can do that again, they are open to ideas of where to go, and they are reaching out to the community for help to find a new home if necessary.

 

 

 

In the meantime a call for artists has gone out for a Member’s Choice exhibit, which will run from October 10th through November 16th with an Opening Reception on October 18, 2019. Everyone is invited and the Artists of Palm Beach County is looking forward to celebrating the talent of its membership. Please mark your calendar and plan to celebrate with them.

 

 

 

 

For more information about these exhibits, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

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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