Lighthouse ArtCenter Shines Light on the Mysteries of the Deep With A Multi Media Exhibition And Speakers

The mysteries of the ocean depths will be revealed in an exciting and stimulating three-part exhibition opening at the Lighthouse ArtCenter on December 22, 2016 and running through March 4, 2017. The centerpiece of the season-long show is “Illuminating the Deep”, which showcases the collaborative genius of internationally recognized authority on bioluminescence and area resident, Dr. Edith Widder and her colleague and artist Dr. Steve Bernstein. The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s presentation of deep sea art, science and social concerns also features the art of Else Bostlemann in The Fine Art of Exploration. In addition, guests will create their own bioluminescence experience.  The Rickie Report shares the details, dates and some sneak peeks. You can start making your reservations on December 15th!

 

 

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373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

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Illuminating the Deep

(Also featuring The Fine Art of Exploration)

December 22, 2016, through March 4, 2017

 

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Opening Reception:

January 5, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Admission:

Children Under 8 Free; Free for members;               $10.00 for non-members

 

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Illuminating the Deep: The Fine Art of Exploration

Lecture by Dr. Widder

 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

5:30pm – 7:30pm

$15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members. This is a ticketed event with limited seating.

Call (561) 746-3101 to purchase tickets in advance.

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter: Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
 www.LighthouseArts.org or (561) 746-3101

 

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Gallery 1: Illuminating the Deep: Explore. Learn. Act. Showcases the collaborative genius of the internationally-recognized authority on bioluminescence, Dr. Edie Widder, and the artist, Steven Bernstein, PhD, combining art and science. Their vibrant photographic images of unimagined creatures, captured in the depths of the sea by Dr. Widder’s unique cameras, accompanied by informational panels, provide a colorful and engaging introduction to the language of light (and giant squid) in our oceans.

 

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Gallery 2: Featuring the Art of Else Bostlemann in The Fine Art of Exploration presents a private collection of original paintings depicting the never-before-seen wonders of the deep by Else Bostlemann. Bostlemann was the expedition artist for scientist William Beebe during the world-record Bathysphere dives into the deep sea in the 1930’s. Beebe and Bostlemann introduced the world to bioluminescence. This historic artwork, on loan to the Lighthouse ArtCenter from the Bostlemann family, was created for National Geographic, and have never been publicly displayed.

 

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Gallery 3: Google Tilt Brush Step into the cutting edge of technology with virtual reality and the newly released Tilt Brush by Google! Visitors will be immersed in the experience of bioluminescence as they paint with light in 3-D. Walk inside your “painting,” look at it from above, below, and through both sides. This astonishing new art form is sure to be popular, appointments are necessary. Your favorite digital screen shot will be emailed to you to share with your friends and family. Only $15 for a fun and mind-altering ten minutes you’ll talk about for the rest of the season! Make your virtual reality experience appointment starting December 15, 2016. Call Sheri Gansz at (561) 746-3101.

 

“If there is a fourth part to our exhibition, it would have to be our concern for all life in our oceans,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter curator Janeen Mason. “We have seen in Florida that our lifestyles on land can have great consequences for the creatures of the sea. We hope Illuminating the Deep can also provide ways everyone can make a difference.”

 

 

 

In a special addition, Dr. Widder will give a lecture bringing together many of the elements that make up the exhibitions. Entitled “Illuminating the Deep: The Fine Art of Exploration”, in this presentation Dr. Widder will describe some of the earliest expeditions that Bostlemann illustrated and contrast them with her own experiences exploring the deep, including her breakthrough capturing the first images of a Giant Squid in its natural habitat.

 

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In” Illuminating the Deep”, Bernstein and Widder have combined art and science to share some of the bizarre and wonderful creatures from our planet’s last frontier. Together, they explore how bioluminescence plays such an important part in life deep down in the ocean, and illustrate the beauty of the marine life that inhabits the deep sea through vivid works of art. One such piece of art is a life-size image of the Giant Squid, filmed for the first time in its natural habitat by Dr. Widder. Visitors to Illuminating the Deep can even take a selfie of themselves with the Giant Squid.

 

“Illuminating the Deep” also sheds light on the threats faced by the ocean and its inhabitants, and what everyone can do in their everyday life to preserve and protect the planet’s largest ecosystem. A particular focus of the exhibition is a display showing the health of the Indian River Lagoon and how the waterway impacts life in the deep sea.

 

 

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“This is a rare encounter with life beyond the average person’s reach,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “We’re thrilled to have Dr. Widder and Dr. Bernstein’s thought-provoking exhibition and striking art for this one-of-a-kind exhibit. Our guests will be astonished and fascinated to view images of creatures so different from what we know.”

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s presentation of deep sea art, science and social concerns also features the art of Else Bostlemann in The Fine Art of Exploration. In the 1930s, another type of explorer dove into the deep in a bathysphere, a metal sphere lowered by cable a half mile deep. William Beebe became a renowned expert on creatures of the deep, because he was the first to see what sailors of old fabled – odd, large luminescent animals unlike any fish or mollusk caught and consumed nearer the surface.

 

 

 

Beebe described what he saw to the expedition artist, Else Bostlemann, who sketched and painted Beebe’s recollections. Her artwork from nearly a century ago, used by National Geographic Magazine to illustrate Beebe’s dramatic descriptions of the deep, will be part of Lighthouse ArtCenter’s original art installation in The Fine Art of Exploration.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or other events:

lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

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Whitespace Collection Offers Unique International Art For The Body And The Soul At Miami Art Fair

The Rickie Report shares a BIG UPDATE!  See Whitespace Collection at the BETSY South Beach for the ultimate boutique experience!  See the newest items in Col-lect on Thursday, December 1st, Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd.  We share the details in this article.

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

Art Synergy IV Exhibition At ArtPalmBeach 2017 Is Accepting Entries From Martin And Palm Beach Counties

The ART SYNERGY IV Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach Fair, January 18-22, 2017 is a juried exhibition and sale of exceptional work created professional artists in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. This exemplary showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL., and is dedicated to providing a rich visual arts experience for collectors and art enthusiasts from all over south Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists from Martin and Palm Beach Counties to apply! Deadline is November 15th.

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Synergy Booth at ArtPalmBeach 2017

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.com

www.ArtSynergy.org

 

Link to apply:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1137

 

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply online. Three invited curators will serve as jurors who are professionals in the field of fine craft are invited each year to jury the applicants’ work.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION, DEADLINES AND FEES

 

  • The non-refundable processing fee for the online application is $40, payable online when you fill out the application on, or before November 15, 2016.

 

  • The late application deadline is November 20, 2016. A non-refundable $20 late fee in addition to the regular application fee (total $60) will apply.

 

  • Art Synergy/ArtPalmBeach 2017 Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside and work in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

 

  • If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

 

  • All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

 

  • NO GICLEE reproductions.

 

 

JURIED ART SERVICES

Please refer all questions on application procedures to:

support@jurying.net or call 561-832-0480

 

ELIGIBILITY

The Show is open to all Professional artists who are residents of Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida.

CATEGORIES

2D, 3D, and Video/Film

 

ENTRY RULES

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth. An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category. If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.

IMAGES

Each applicant may submit (1) one mage of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury.

File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 300 dpi (standard web resolution)
File size: 5 MB maximum

JURY DECISIONS

Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.

Jurors:
Jane Hart

Notification of the jury’s decision for the 2017 show will be posted online at ArtSynergyPBC.com on November 30, 2016 . A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the 2017 show.
You must provide a Certified Certificate of Authenticity for each work accepted.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc..) will not be acceptable entries.**

Online Payment:

Payments Online can be made at PayPal to artsynergypbc@gmail.com

Link to apply:

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1137

 

www.ArtSynergy.org

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Old School Square Announces Workshops For Serious Artists At Creative Arts School

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square announces Fall Workshops for serious artists.  The School has expanded their offerings for Fall 2016/Winter 2017, including new art, photography and videography classes for all levels. Also new this year is “Canvas & Cocktails”, a fun way to create art and socialize on the last Thursday evening of each month. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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51 N.Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 33444

Http://OldSchoolSquare.org

561.243.7922

 

 

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Along with the new classes are several exciting Fall Workshops geared to the more serious artist.

 

BUILDING AN ABSTRACT SERIES: A NEW APPROACH
with visiting artist, Brenda Zappitell
October 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2016 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Fee: $800

 

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Free your abstraction in an unconventional space! This four-day acrylic workshop offers a premiere opportunity to create an abstract series using our 1925 Fieldhouse (a vintage gym) as your studio! This amazing, inspiring space is perfect for creating work in as large a format as you want, with hands-on intensive assistance. Participants create their own abstract series by learning how to paint three or more paintings a day. We will use acrylic paint and “loosening up” exercises to liberate intuitive creativity. Discussion of color theory, composition and suggestions for creating your own “painting process” will also be provided. There will be daily meditation and demonstrations in the workshops.

 

 

 

UNLOCKING CREATIVITY: AN INTENSIVE DREAM WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS
with resident artist, Dr. Neal Wiseman
Third Saturday each month, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Fee: $165

 

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The objective of this six-hour workshop (for all levels) is to learn to turn stress and stagnation into creative excitement and productivity. Our tools are intensive dream work, awareness training, group encounter and psychodrama. Students rediscover feelings of inspiration, energy, and persistence. They learn to feel better about their work and about themselves; they learn to think better and focus more clearly; and they learn to develop the self-discipline they need to help them meet their professional goals.

 

 

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PAINT YOUR POOCH: PET PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
with resident artist, Nancy Spielman
November 12 & 13, 2016 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Fee: $315

 

This two-day, oil/acrylic workshop (for all levels) will be about capturing the expressive quality that you find in your four-legged furry friend. Participants will have the opportunity to work from prints of digital photos they have taken of their pet. Nancy Spielman will guide students in the process of painting (and editing) from photos while keeping the paint application fresh and the color rich and bright.

 

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP
With resident artist, Ralph Papa
December 8, 2016 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Fee: $90

 

This half-day, oil/acrylic workshop (for all levels) is ideal for improving your ability in sketching and painting outdoors “en plein air”. Included are instructor demonstrations with tips on tools and materials, scene selection, setup, composition, perspective and color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session. Participants will meet at the Creative Arts School and set up on the grounds of Old School Square. Artists can work in the medium of their choice.

Download the current catalog at http://OldSchoolSquare.org or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317 or 478.

Creative Arts School at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444

 

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Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Serving for over 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. Call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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At Art On Park Gallery Announces “Celestials” Reception May 20th And New Call For Art, “Still Life”

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County shares two announcements for art lovers and artists.  The public is invited to join in the Opening Reception of “Celestial, Images of the Heavens” on May 20th.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus the information for their next Call For Art, “Still Life 2016”.  Don’t let this gallery’s small footprint fool you! The fine art, handmade jewelry and glass pieces are only the beginning!  Check out their website for classes, too.

 

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

 

 

The Public Is Invited to

 

“Celestial”
Images of the Heavens

Open Reception:

Friday,  May 20th

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit runs through June 30

 

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Submission deadline: Wednesday, 06/15/2016

Still Life 2016 Exhibit

Works Depicting Posed Objects

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 8, 2016

5 – 8 pm

 

After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery  8 pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park

(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)

 

Exhibit runs from July 5 to August 12, 2016

 

 

AWARDING

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mention *
Our judge is to be announced

To access the submission form go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?274

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DETAILS:
STILL LIFE 2016 EXHIBIT CALL TO ARTISTS

Works depicting posed objects, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on)
Submission deadline: Wednesday, 06/15/2016
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 06/18/2016
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday, 07/01/2016 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, 07/08/2016 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Saturday, 08/13/2016, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida

 

Submissions should be a painting, photograph, sculpture, collage or other artistic representation of the theme.
Multimedia , 2D and 3D work welcomed.

Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.
APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $25 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
To access the submission form go to: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?275

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:

IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER (OR HAVE BEEN) LOG IN FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY TO ENTER.
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the STILL LIFE 2016 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member or non-member submission fee.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select STILL LIFE 2016, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”
You should have your images resized (72dpi) and ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email: artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 

 

Terms:
1) No late entries accepted.
2) Original ideas only. Only original works will be accepted. While digital photography and digital painting is allowed, we will not accept giclees of original paintings or other 2D works.
3) Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high.
4) Entry fees are not refundable.
5) The decision of the jurors is final.
6) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB, via the link on the APBC.org website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
7) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
8) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
9) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
10) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
11) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.
Please price your work accordingly.
12) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Call For Art: Art Synergy / Art Boca Raton: Open To Martin County And Palm Beach Counties

ArtSynergy has been invited to exhibit at ArtBocaRatonDavid and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs have launched a new project, the Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 17-21, 2016 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University.  Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Deadline for Artists: March 1st.   Art Lovers, Save These Dates:  March 17 – 21st! The Rickie Report shares this exciting news and details, with more to follow!

 

 

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CALL FOR ART

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton

Deadline: March 1st

 

 

 

 

The Opening Gala Preview

March 17th

To benefit the Boca Raton Museum and Art School  

International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches

3450 NW 8th Avenue   Boca Raton, FL

 (off Spanish River Drive)

 

 

David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs have launched a new project, the Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 17-21, 2016 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.  The International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches will include a 65,000 sq. ft. /6100 sq. meter exhibition hall, a full service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture hall facility. Ample parking and valet service will be available to fair attendees.

 

 

 

SHOW SCHEDULE


 

 

March 16, 2016 | 12 – 3 PM Drop off work

March 17- 21, 2016-Exhibition Dates

March 21, 2015 | 6 – 7 PM –Pick up work.

 

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES


 

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton 2016 Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside and work in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply online.



The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25

Due to limited space, only once piece may be submitted and cannot exceed 36” in width.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

Giclees reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

Notification of the jury’s decision for the 2016 show will be posted online at ArtSynergyPBC.com on or before March 7, 2016.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the 2016 show.

You must provide a Certified Certificate of Authenticity for each work accepted.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**

 



CATEGORIES

 

2D, 3D, and Video/Film

 

ENTRY RULES


 

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth.

An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category.

If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.

 

 

IMAGES


 

Each applicant may submit (1i) one mage of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury.

The width may not exceed 36 inches.

The depth is flexible.

File format: JPEG only

File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 dpi (standard web resolution)

File size: 5 MB maximum
All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.

 

Images should be emailed to: artsynergypbc@gmail.com

 

 



JURY DECISIONS


 

Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.
  Jurors:
TBA

 

 

 

 

Online Payment:


Payments Online can be made at PayPal to artsynergypbc@gmail.com

Mail-In Payment:


Send a Check, payable to ArtSynergy Inc. to:


Ilene Adams
158 Hampton Place
Jupiter, FL 33458

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

APBC Art On Park Gallery Calls For Portraits And Announces Next Exhibit Open To The Public

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents “Portraits 2016 Exhibit”, celebrating portrait artists in Palm Beach County.  Submissions should be a painting, photograph, sculpture, collage or other artistic representation of a person or animal, in which the face and its expression predominates.  2D and 3D works are included.  Katie Deits will be the judge for prizes, including cash prizes.  Deadline for Entries: February 8, 2016.  Everyone is welcome to the Opening Reception on February 19th, with an Afterparty at the Brewhouse Gallery down the street.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. This Call For Entries is Open to non-Members who are residents of Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

 

“PORTRAITS 2016 EXHIBIT”

CALL TO ARTISTS

Deadline: February 8, 2016

 

 

 

Opening Public Reception:

Friday, February 19, 2016

5 – 8 pm

 

 

 

AfterParty: Brewhouse Gallery

8pm

720 Park Ave, Lake Park (on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)

 

Exhibit runs: February 16 to March 31, 2016

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

Hours: Monday through Saturday Noon – 6 PM

 

 

AWARDING

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mention *

 

 

 

 

Our judge is Katie Deits: sculptor, Master Photographer, educator, and writer, who studied art in New York City and Florence, Italy. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree from University of South Florida, holds the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence and a Master of Photography from Professional Photographers of America. She has been on the art faculties of Barry University and Palm Beach Community College and is a former Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter.

 

 

 

To access the submission form go to:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?272

 

DETAILS:

 

  • Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida

 

  • Submissions should be a painting, photograph, sculpture, collage or other artistic representation of a person or animal, in which the face and its expression predominates.

 

  • Submissions must be by artists who live in Palm Beach County, FL.

 

  • Multimedia , 2D and 3D work welcomed.

 

  • Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high.

 

  • Submission deadline: Monday, February 8, 2016

 

  • Please do not submit work that is not ready to hang.

 

  • There is no time to have work finished before the drop off date.

 

  • Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via our website.

 

  • APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

 

  • Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $25 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

 

  • IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
  • Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale.

 

  • Please price your work accordingly.

 

  • Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee

 

  • Notification to artists on or before Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

  • Hand delivery of artwork, Monday, February 15 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

  • Art Pickup: Saturday, April 2, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

 

 

 

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:

 

If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details. Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed.

 

 

Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the BEST OF 2016 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member or non-member submission fee.

 

 

After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select PORTRAIT 2016, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”

 

 

You should have your image ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB). After you have chosen your image click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of the image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.

 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842

Art.on.Park@artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

Terms:

 

 

 

1) No late entries accepted.

2) Original ideas only – no copying of works. Only original works will be accepted. While digital photography and digital painting is allowed, we will not accept giclees of original paintings or other 2D works.

3) Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high.

4) Entry fees are not refundable.

5) The decision of the jurors is final.

6) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB, via the link on the APBC.org website. File names should contain name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on entry form.

7) Unframed oils and acrylics must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.

8) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.

9) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.

10) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.

11) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.

12) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cornell Art Museum Goes “Wild” With New Exhibition Opening January 14th

Old School Square announces a powerful, new exhibit at the Cornell Art Museum. “Wild” is a group show of contemporary artwork by 12 internationally recognized artists who are inspired by nature and use their talents to show the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Artists were invited because of their respect for nature, their fascination with animals and their attention to the beauty of this natural world. Artwork featured in this exhibition has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. The Rickie Report shares the details and some images here and urges you to see this exhibit! “Wild” also features paintings by more than 20 Plein Air Palm Beach artists, who are inspired by and have captured the beauty of South Florida’s lush landscapes.  Make note of Special Events taking place in conjunction with “Wild”. A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation in support of conservation efforts.

 

 

 

 

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“WILD” 

Opening Celebration:

Meet some of the artists, see the exhibit and enjoy wine and light bites.

Thursday, January 14th, 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Next 1st Friday Art Walk:

February 5th   6-9 pm

Museum hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation.

 
Cornell Museum of Art

51 N. Swinton Ave.   Delray Beach, Florida 33444

 

 

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Ellen Jewitt  “Strange and Gentle”, Sculpture

 

 

 

“The idea for a show centered on the natural world came to me a while ago after I discovered Alex Beard’s work. I thought it was amazing that one man could honestly make a difference in the world through use of his artwork,” says curator, Melanie Johanson. “I find it inspiring to think that if everyone used their talents to support a cause, great or small, what a huge difference could be made.” A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation http://www.wateringholefoundation.org), created by Alex Beard in support of conservation efforts. The foundation is dedicated to saving endangered wildlife and preserving the earth’s remaining wilderness.

 

 

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“Nidus Factio,” mixed media,by  Caitlin McCormack

About the “WILD” Artists:

 

 

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Pottery by Ronald Shaw

 

 

Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are nice)

Diane Arrieta works as the art/science outreach coordinator at Jupiter library at Florida Atlantic University. Her latest body of work deals with the relationships humans have with the environment. Often much of her work deals with social issues relating to women and children.

 

 

 

Alex Beard

New Orleans-based Alex Beard is a painter and illustrator, adventurer, best-selling author, world traveler, animal conservationist and now filmmaker. He has emerged as one of his generations most creative, prolific and accomplished artists.

 

 

Ellen Jewett

Ellen was born in Markham Ontario. She took to shaping three dimensional forms naturally at a young age.  In 2007 Ellen completed her post-secondary honors degree in Anthropology and Fine Art at McMaster University.  By the time she presented her thesis, Ellen’s academic and artistic interests in the biological where intrinsically interwoven. Her sculptures are being featured in public and private collections worldwide.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Jordan

From the Artist Statement: “…Beauty is subjective, and perfection in nature is frequently surprising. My work isn’t beautiful in a traditional sense. It has its own unique beauty, which may seem dark, but it isn’t without humor. My connection to nature, the earth, the beauty and grimness of the world are some of the topics of my studio conversations. In nature, there is no sentimentality about life and death; life is temporal and fragile. My work exists in the same place, in that I attempt to create objects that are both vulnerable and powerful. “

 

 

 

 

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Mixed media by Ernesto Kunde

 

Ernesto Kunde

Miami has long been a complex, tangled landscape which continues to intrigue and beguile over four generations of visual artists. For Brazilian-born Ernesto Kunde, transforming the mangroves, wild birds, and crackled Deco architecture into a physically viable format is a simple process. He displays a keen eye for interpreting his tropical surroundings maintaining a colloquial tone: the vital elements of Miami as a natural and urban biosphere are omnipresent for Kunde, appearing on cuts of canvas, found wood and corrugated aluminum. He infuses his work with a Pop Art sensibility, choosing highly saturated, contrasting tones with completely opaque shadow.

 

 

Caitlin McCormack

From the Artist Statement: “The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue produces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string utilized in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by implementing media and practices inherited from my relatives, both living and deceased, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism’s skeletal remains. The material out of which my work is composed acts as an alchemical conduit between the garment and the clothesline; it acknowledges the latter as a symbol of the ancestry and familiar bonds which have greatly informed my work…”

 

 

 

Magnus Sebastian

From the Artist Statement: “I use mannequins in most of my work as they tend to be an idealized expression of the human form. I fill them with innards made of the cast off pieces of technology that we take for granted and discard every day. In so doing I try to show that we are becoming soulless as we rampantly ingest technology – we still look human but have taken on a colder, more mechanized persona…”

 

 

 

Ronald Shaw

Ronald Shaw received his BA from UCF. He relocated to South Florida and began working at Rare Earth Gallery. Ron maintains two distinct bodies of work, a functional soda or wood fire line of pottery and a sculptural line combining multiple clay bodies and firing methods coupled with various living and organic elements.

 

 

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“The Wave,” painting by Alex Beard

 

 

Jonathan Stein

Jonathan is a conceptual artist from the Bronx whose expertise includes sculpture, painting, installation, photography, and video installation.  His work makes social statements all the while sparkling with hand-placed Swarovski Crystals.  His influences include Andy Warhol, Judith Leiber, and John Waters, and he says of himself, “I am a lover of all things campy and kitsch.”

 

 

Chad Steve

From the Artist Statement: “…My ceramic surfaces are intended to look as though they had been well used and then abandoned. Worn, chipped, and saturated with stains the visual aesthetic of my sculptures have a patina of apparent use that serves to unify the overall aesthetic of a moment captured in time, arriving at a feeling of nostalgia. My work celebrates the questioning of objects and the rediscovering of moments in the past. As an artist I am driven by a desire to evoke meaningful and significant memories, wonder, and curiosity within all my viewers.”

 

 

 

Carlton Scott Sturgill

Brooklyn based Scott Sturgill is best known for his painting, paint chip mosaics, and floral sculptures. From the Artist Statement: “Inspired by the bedroom communities of the Midwest, my work examines the conflict between our need to push our individual sexual boundaries and our desire to appear as ambassadors of a white-picket-fence America… My paintings, sculptures and mosaics use the vernacular of the American heartland to scratch the surface of suburban pretense, exploring the compulsion to veil ourselves behind the facade of a commoditized version of the American Dream.”

 

 

 

Carin Wagner

Carin Wagner is an award-winning South Florida artist, born in Norfolk, Virginia. Wagner works predominately in oil on canvas, with a message of environmental protection at its core. She has exhibited throughout the U.S., including shows at the Sherry French Gallery, the Silvia Wald, Po Kim Gallery in New York, the Lawrence Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach, and the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Museum shows include the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

 

 

 

 

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“Juxtapose in Black” by Karla Walter, Sculpture

Karla Walter

From the Artist Statement: “As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment. Crows are messengers, omens for change. Several personal encounters with crows have compelled me to express my personal creativity through this messenger. This body of work explores the similarities between the social interactions among crows and that of humans. To know the crow is to know ourselves…”

 

 

 

Old School Square:

 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium, c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

Follow the Cornell Museum of Art on Twitter and Instagram, @DBCornellMuseum.

Follow Old School Square/Delray Center for the Arts on Facebook.com/DBCenterForArts and Twitter/@DBCenterForArts.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Whitespace Announces Exhibits And Events At ArtPalmBeach

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, invites you to Col-léct at ArtPalmBeach 2016! Beginning January 20th through January 24th, meet international jewelry artists, Jennifer Merchant (USA), Petra Meiren (Germany) and Annemieke Broenink (Netherlands).  In addition, make your reservation for Whitespace’s Annual ArtPalmBeach Brunch!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  See you there!

 

 

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For more information please contact:

www.whitespacecollection.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

Wellington Art Society Invites You Network With Other Artists And Features Photographer, Robert Swinson

The Wellington Art Society will feature local photographer and teacher Robert Swinson at their January 13, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a short meeting, member spotlight and demonstration by Robert Swinson.  Wellington Art Society welcome new comers to network!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos taken by Robert Swinson, a well renown commercial, fine art and professional photographer.  Wellington Art Society includes artists of all media.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

 

FEATURES

PHOTOGRAPHER, ROBERT SWINSON

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 13th

6:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

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Robert Swinson

Robert Swinson has over 35 years in photography ranging from 35mm through large studio cameras. He has been involved with artistic and commercial photography and his professional roles have included commercial publishing, color separation for the printing industry, studio photography, fashion and video and production work which include video and film production work with lighting and sets. His earlier careers in multiple fields have provided many beneficial contacts for his current work.

 

 

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Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

 

Robert spent three years with the Palm Beach Photographic Centre as a volunteer coordinator and teaching assistant. He is presently an instructor and mentor at the Armory Art Center, teaching classes in basic and intermediate photography along with studio figure photography. He also hosts the Photo Salon, a twice monthly meeting of photographers at the Armory Art Center.

 

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Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

In 2013, he assisted his wife, Jackee, with her artist group, Artists in Florida, LLC. He will continue teaching workshops through this group and their new gallery, Galleria Gilda, in Lake Worth, FL.

 

 

 

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 Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

 

Robert tells The Rickie Report, “I am attracted to organic form and energy whether it is found in nature, figure or movement. There is an energy in dance I am attracted to, something that takes over the dancer through their movements. This energy can also be found in a static form of living things. Sometimes it is used to convey a feeling or mood, other times to make a statement.”

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

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