Applications Are Open For 37th ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Scheduled For February 19 – 20, 2022. Special Category For Emerging Artists

The 37th edition of the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Hanley Foundation, scheduled for February 19-20, 2022, is currently accepting artist applications. There are 12 fine art categories including Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing and Printmaking, Fiber (Wearable and Non-Wearable), Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. In addition to 300 onsite artists, ArtiGras will feature interactive art exhibits, children’s activities, live music, youth art and recycling art competitions among other demonstrations.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply NOW – DEADLINE is September 25!  We share some photos from ArtisGras 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37th EDITION OF

 ARTIGRAS    FINE    ARTS    FESTIVAL

 

 Saturday, February 19, 2022

 &  

Sunday, February 20, 2022

 

 

 

NOW ACCEPTING ARTISTS’ APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

DEADLINE:   SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

 

 

 

Sculpture at ArtiGras 2021

 

 

 

Known as one of the nation’s top art festivals, ArtiGras, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, annually attracts tens of thousands of art lovers and collectors. The two-day outdoor festival, produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, showcases a juried exhibition of gallery-quality art and offers a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with and purchase directly from the artists.

 

 

 

Glass artwork at ArtiGras 2021

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL  “EMERGING ARTIST”  CATEGORY

 

 

As the premier fine-arts festival of the Palm Beaches, ArtiGras also offers the “Emerging Artist” category for local artists. This program offers selected developing artists mentoring services, professional booth photos and complimentary tent rental. Qualifications include artists who have never exhibited in a show and reside in the Palm Beach County area. Emerging Artist applicants should proceed in the same manner as professional artists and submit their artwork online through zapplication.org.

 

 

 

Youth Art Winners ArtiGras

 

 

 

Along with the 300 onsite artists, the 37th edition of ArtiGras will feature interactive art exhibits, children’s activities, live music, youth art and recycling art competitions among other demonstrations. For more information visit www.artigras.org.

 

 

 

Deadline for artists to apply online: Saturday, September 25.

 

 

 

Artists can email artists@artigras.org, call (561) 748-3942 or visit www.artigras.org for more information.

 

 

 

Darcy Cohen looking at artwork, ArtiGras 2021

 

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: pbnchamber.com.

 

 

 

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City Of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Presents 5th International Kinetic Art Exhibit Saturday, March 6 & Sunday, March 7. Free And Open To The Public

The City of Boynton Beach‘s Art in Public Places program brings the 5th Kinetic Art Exhibit, showcasing international, national, and local luminaries on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7.  The FREE Events take place outdoors and indoors, with opportunities to interact with the displays and speak with the artists.  A special Artist Meet and Greet Panel Discussion takes place on Saturday. Explore Smartphone Augmented Reality (AR), meet 6 “Karibu” artists, experience kinetic art in new ways! How exciting that this family friendly event takes place in our backyard!  Check out the Pinwheel Youth Art Contest, enjoy live music and food trucks.  ASL Interpreted tours begin at 1:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday).  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. Kudos to the hard working committee who put this together. We are proud to be a media sponsor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021     KINETIC     ART     EXHIBIT

Saturday, March 6, 2021   9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, March 7, 2021   11 am – 4 pm 

 

 

 

 

 Interactive Kinetic sculpture: “The Healing Heart”by  Rubem Robierb

 

 

Meet the Artists Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 6     11:30 am

 

Panel discussion with Artists: Adrian Landon, Rubem Robierb, Lloyd Goradesky and Trina Slade Burks. The Panel will be moderated by longtime ABC newsman, Sam Champion.

 

 

 

Outdoor   Sculpture   Exhibit:

 

 

City of Boynton Beach – City Hall – 100 E. Ocean Avenue

Open 24/7    Self guided walking tour

Get your free map or app: IntlKineticArtEvent.org.  

 

Let Love Guide Your Way”by Lloyd Goradesky

 

What is Kinetic Art? Kinetic Art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. The word kinetic means relating to motion. Since the early 20th Century, artists have been incorporating movement into art. This has been partly to explore the possibilities of movement, partly to introduce the element of time, partly to reflect the importance of the machine and technology in the modern world and partly to explore the nature of vision.

 

 

 

Outdoor  Sculptures:

 

 

 

“Karibu”   Pole   Spinners

 

 

 

Indoor Kinetic art by  Ron Agam

 

 

Indoor   Sculpture  Exhibit:

 

 Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center – 125 E. Ocean Avenue

 

 

 

As the first major events in the newly renovated Cultural Center, the two-day exhibition of kinetically inspired work will be presented in the beautiful 4,000-square-foot entertainment space that can safely welcome 130 people (Masks Required).

 

Artists include: Adrian Landon, Ron Agam, Joel Amit (Blue Gallery); Olga Duenas; Kimon Fotaidis; Brookheart Jonqui; Oliver Haligon (Haligon Fine Art); Marco Mahler; Debbie Mostel Designs; Kyle Poyser; Luissa Russo; Darren Miller; Frank Hyder; Lloyd Goradesky; and Ana Giovinazzo.   Mobiles, op art, and at least eight of Frank Hyder’s giant two-faced inflatable heads will be on display.

 

 

 

 

“How the Universe Began by Debbie Mostel Designs

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Art Experiences:

 

 

The FREE Outdoor and Indoor Exhibits brings meaningful and playful public art by prominent Kinetic artists from around the world, which reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Masks are required. Limited parking is available on East Ocean Ave. Lots of the additional parking is available in the lots to the north and east of the Arts & Cultural Center with entrances from Boynton Beach Blvd or SE 1st Street.

 

 

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.boynton-beach.org/kinetic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ArtServe Features “ENDANGERED Fort Lauderdale” From May 2 – 16. Free Admission And Parking. Reception On Saturday, May 11

The public is invited to ArtServe, as it features “ENDANGERED” Fort Lauderdale  from May 2 – 16.  Stop by for this special celebration of fine art and photography of endangered species, which benefits the Center for Great Apes.  The Reception takes place on Saturday, May 11, with refreshments, free admission, and free parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks, and a reminder to enter the 2019 “ENDANGERED” Exhibit, which will take place during Art Basel in Miami!   

 

 

 

 

Join us for the opening reception for 

ENDANGERED

FORT LAUDERDALE

A celebration of fine art & photography of endangered species benefitting the Center for Great Apes

 

ArtServe,  Gallery 133

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

  Saturday, May 11th 6 – 8pm

Benefits the Center for Great Apes click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy signature cocktails by award-winning Miami Club Rum and a European cheeseboard

 

 

Welcome address by Patrick A Harris,

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale & Center for Great Apes Board Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful and thought provoking exhibition features some of the best art and photography submitted to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest from around the world. 

The show focuses attention on the plight of endangered species and habitats and features work that both celebrates their beauty and documents the threats they face.

 

 

 

“Iguana Pair” June 2017   Oil on canvas by John Rachell  © 2018 All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

The ENDANGERED exhibition is made possible, in part, by:

 

 

 

Exhibit is  Thursday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 16th 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9  am – 8  pm
Saturday: 10  am – 6  pm

ArtServe galleries are free and open to the public.

Parking is FREE!  

 

 

 

This exhibition benefits the Center for Great Apes (CGA), a Florida-based 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary giving lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. Please click here  to learn more about the Center and the wonderful work they do. Please help us support their amazing work.  

 

 

Meet Harry  

 

 

 

 

Harry, with his beautiful long hair and round cheek-pads, is a fully-flanged adult male orangutan. Harry’s background was in the entertainment business in California for a few years, but most recently he lived in Central Florida before finding a permanent home at CGA. With his sweet and agreeable disposition, Harry is charming his new caregivers and has been particularly interested in watching the noisy chimpanzees nearby. He’s eating very well now and has started to explore the grounds in our aerial trailway chutes.

 

CGA is the ONLY accredited sanctuary for orangutans in the United States. It offers a permanent home to more than 50 orangutans and chimpanzees and receives no government funding.  

 

 

Say “hello” to Marco

 

 

 

Marco is the oldest great ape at the sanctuary and arrived here in November 2005 after living alone for 30 years in a tiny, backyard cage in South Carolina.

He was born in the wilds of Africa. When his mother was shot and killed by poachers, Marco was taken to be sold and shipped to North America. He ended up with a circus family and performed in a small traveling circus in Oklahoma. When the circus trainers bought him, he had rickets (a nutritional deficiency of vitamin D). The rickets possibly affected his development and overall size because Marco is the smallest adult male chimpanzee most people have ever seen.

At 55 years old, Marco weighs only about 80 pounds (a full-grown, adult male weighs 145 to 180 pounds in captivity). People sometimes think he looks like a miniature gorilla because Marco has a very square-shaped hip and rear end stance with a lot of silver hair on his back.

When his circus owners retired, they sold the other chimpanzees in their act, but kept Marco as a pet since he was the youngest and smallest. So, for the next 30 years, he lived alone at their home never seeing another chimpanzee. When he arrived at the Center for Great Apes, he was very nervous around the other chimps, but eventually was successfully introduced to Butch, another wild-caught, older ex-circus chimpanzee. Butch and Marco are now the best of friends and don’t like to be parted from each other.

 

 

Please do something amazing and support the Center for Great Apes. Do come to the free exhibition, we will be offering annual memberships at a discounted price or donate now and know you are making a difference in the lives of over 50 intelligent and emotionally aware residents of the Center.

 

Please DONATE NOW  

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

And don’t forget:

 

The 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

is now open and accepting entries!

 

 

The contest and exhibition aim to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

 

Enter Now! 

Deadline for submission is 30th September, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

“Osprey at Sunset”  Photograph on aluminum by Sandy Scott  © 2014 All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

You are invited to enter the 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

 

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

 

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.  

The Categories for entry are:

 

  • Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

 

  • Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

  • Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2000)

 

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.  

We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs. 

We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  

 

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. Please enter jpeg images of your work through Juried Art Services website.

 

 

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.

Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.  First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami December 4th-7th, 2019 during Art Basel Week!

Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. 

 

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.      

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Enter Now!

Deadline for submission is 30th September, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Call To Artists And Photographers For “ENDANGERED” Fine Art & Photography Contest 2019. Includes Call For Young Artists. Event Takes Place At Art Basel.

ENDANGERED Art4Apes announces its 7th Annual Exhibit which will take place during Art Basel in Miami, 2019.  This call includes fine art, photography, jewelry, and wearable art. It extends to adults, young artists, and class/group entries. The exhibit’s mission is to focus on issues facing endangered species and habitats (your interpretation). Funds raised go to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of previous winning entries.  We urge you to share this information with young artists, art educators, and community educators. Prize winners will be exhibited in Miami December 4th-7th, 2019 during Art Basel Week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Artists and Photographers

ENDANGERED 

Fine Art & Photography Contest 2019

 

 

“Magnificent Majestics”  Oil on panel by Helen Crispino © 2019 All Rights Reserved 

 

 

 

The 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries.

 

 

Enter Now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1555

Deadline for submission: September 30 , 2019

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

“Shy Guy’  Photograph by Jerry Biddlecom © 2019 All Rights Reserved 

 

 

 

 

 

This contest and exhibition encourages artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

 

 

Enter Now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1555

Deadline for submission: September 30, 2019

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

You are invited to enter the 7th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.  This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats.  The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

  • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats

  • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.  

 

 

The Categories for entry are:

     Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art) 

     Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

     Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 2000)

 

 

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.  

We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs. 

We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.  

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run.   You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  Please enter jpeg images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1555

Fine Art and Fine Art Photography Categories:

 

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories each entry of a single image must be accompanied by a donation of $25 USD that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be made.   Do not submit more than one image of the same Artwork.  

Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories.  First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami December 4th-7th, 2019 during Art Basel Week.  Letters offering places in the exhibition will be posted to the entrant’s Juried Art Services account by October 30th, 2019. Keep checking your Juried Art Services account for updates.  

Young Artists Contest

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 2000, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category.  We will accept individual or class/group entries.  Please enter jpeg images of your work through the Juried Art Services website checking the category Young Artists. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 USD for each entry that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes.  Please be sure to include your age at 1st October, 2019.  Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.  First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 4th-7th, 2019.  Keep checking your Juried Art Services account for updates.  

All entries are published on our Facebook page and other social media and on our website at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  We will include your name, the title and All Rights Reserved.  If you would like your website and social media links included, be sure to include them in your Juried Art Services details.  

 

 

“Indochinese Tiger”  Acrylic painting by Young Artist Victoria Midkiff ©2019 All Rights Reserved. 

 

 

 

The deadline for submission: September 30, 2019

 

We regret we cannot accept entries from residents of CUBA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN, SYRIA, Puerto Rico, Quebec and WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Please read the contest rules in full on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. 

Exhibition:

Prizewinners plus a selection of entries of significant merit will be invited to exhibit in the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition, December 4th-7th, 2019, during Art Basel Week.  Entries will be selected based on the jury panel scores and according to how the work fits in the space available and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition.  

Artwork exhibited may be offered for sale, if the artist wishes, and it is up to the artist to determine the price at which it will be offered.  

All sales are subject to Florida sales tax and a 30% “commission” which will be paid as a donation to the Center for Great Apes.  Please read the Terms and Conditions in full either on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  Please bear this in mind when listing the price of your Artwork on the entry form.  

 

 

We plan an extensive Public Relations campaign involving social media, online and print media.  We will provide exhibiting artists with material that they can email to their contacts to encourage them to attend.  A cocktail reception is planned and artists are encouraged to attend to meet the organizers and sponsors and discuss their work with interested visitors.  

 

 

Click here to view the video of our 2018 exhibition:

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care.

Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.      

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Communication

We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

  • Through our website https://www.Art4Apes.com.   We post a selection of entries online and blog about the artists and their work.  
  • Through our Facebook page http://facebook.com/art4apes – we encourage you to “friend” our page.  We regularly post as many new entries as we can.  ALL entries will be posted eventually.  
  • We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.  
  • You may email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com at any time with questions.  We try to respond promptly.  
  • You will receive a letter concerning selection of your entry or entries to the exhibition by October 30th, 2019. This will be posted to your account with Juried Art Services.  Please remember to check for mail in your JAS account!  

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun.  We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to compete in a contest and reach a new audience but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.

Please read the contest rules in full on the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. 

 

 

 

“The Crossing”  Photograph by Perla Copernik ©2019 All Rights Reserved. 

 

 

Enter Now!

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1555

Deadline for submission:  September 30, 2019.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions?  Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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Loxahatchee Visions 9th Annual Juried Art Contest and Show At Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 9th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”. Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest). Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge. The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 11th. The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

ANNOUNCE:

9th Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

The Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

Sunday, November 11, 2017

1:00 PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

Meet The Artists

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline: Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center from Sunday, October 28 through Saturday, November 3, 2018. The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium starting Monday, November 5.

The Reception and Award Presentation will be Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

Loxahatchee Visions Art Contest Entry Form:

 

 

Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

ß  The contest is open to all artists.
ß  Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
ß  No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
ß  No photography. Please enter your photographs in our photography contest next spring.
ß  The subject must be inspired by“Loxahatchee Vision.”
ß  Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
ß  Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas or painted edges are OK.
ß  Each entry can be no more than36″on a side including the frame.
ß  Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artist’s name, the artist’s contact information and the sale price.
ß  Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to theRefuge.
ß  Each artist will be expected to remove their art between Saturday,January 12 and Sunday,January 20,2019.

Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges’ decisions are final.

ß  There are two categories-Youth/Student (through high school) and Adult(age 18 and above).
ß  Each category will be awarded a FirstPrize($250);a SecondPrize($150);and a ThirdPrize($100)
ß  Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
ß  Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.

Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

ß Youth (free)
ß Friends members, volunteers and Refuge staff ($10.00)
ß All others $25.

 

 

 

Name:

 

Address:

 

City:                                                                                        State:                Zip:

 

Telephone:                                                                        Mobile Phone:

E-mail:

 

Title of Entry

Medium

 

Circle One:      Youth     Adult

Sale Price
#1

#2

I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.Signature:

Date:

 

For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name Signature Date

 

 

 

Questions?

Sue Rowe at sue.rowe769@yahoo.com or 207-440-0121    OR info@loxahatcheefriends.com

For more information about Loxahatchee Friends:

www.loxahatcheefriends.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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

“ENDANGERED” Offers Opportunity To Showcase Concern For Animals, Plants, Environment With Your Artwork

“ENDANGERED” Art4Apes offers artists a unique opportunity to share their concerns for animals, plants, and the environment.  This prestigious exhibit takes place in December, during Art Basel in Miami, FL. The deadline to apply is September 23rd.  This is a world-wide call for entries and includes a YOUTH Entry application. Cash prizes will be given.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

A unique opportunity to showcase

your concern for animals, plants and the environment.

 

 

Click the link to see last year’s exhibition – enter the contest to win cash prizes and a place in the 2018 exhibition

 

Enter Now!

 

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online. Here’s the link

 

Deadline for submission is September 23, 2018.

Detailshttps://www.art4apes.com

Questions?Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018

You are invited to enter the 6th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either

• Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats

• Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats

Categories for entry:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)

Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)

Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999)

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories enter 1 or 2 artworks accompanied by a donation of $35 that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. There is no limit on the number of entries you may make. Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in both categories.

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999 may enter one piece of art or photography with a donation of $5 USD per piece that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. There is no limit on the number of entries you may make. Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest.

We will accept individual or class/group entries. Educators wishing to enter their students’ work should email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com for information on assistance and discounts for class entries.

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.

Application:

 

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Special Prizes:

A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.

The book, Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of Flower School New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

Young Artists: Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes.

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contestand Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to compete in a contest and reach a new audience but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.

Proceeds

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.

Application:

Deadline for submission is September 23, 2018.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

6th Annual ENDANGERED Art4Apes Fine Art & Photography Contest Opens Call To Artists And Photographers Worldwide

The 6th Annual ENDANGERED, Art4Apes Announces a call for Artists and Photographers for the 2018 Contest!  This contest and subsequent exhibition aims to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats while raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.  As an incentive for early entries, the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th early entry will be awarded a FREE ENTRY!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos of previous winning entries.  WE MUST STRESS:  This exhibit is also OPEN to YOUNG ARTISTS (birthdays on or after October 1, 1999).  We hope you will share this with young artists, art educators and community educators.  

 

 

Call to Artists and Photographers

ENDANGERED

Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018

The 6th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest is now open and accepting entries.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Details: https://www.Art4Apes.com
Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

This contest and subsequent exhibition aims to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats whilst raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

 

Bosque Great Egret. Oil painting by Bud Root-Michels ©2018

 

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018
You are invited to enter the 6th annual ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either
• Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats
• Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats
Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.

 

The Categories for entry are:

Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry and wearable art)
Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted)
Young Artists (birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999)

 

We encourage creativity in interpretation and communication of the theme.
We see photography as a form of art and are happy to receive digitally manipulated photographs.
We regret we cannot accept video or film entries in the contest.

Please see the full Terms and Conditions for the specifics on how the contest will be run. You will find the Terms and Conditions in full on both the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. Please enter jpeg images of your work through this Juried Art Services website.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

Fine Art and Fine Art Photography Categories

For Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories please enter up to 2 artworks for consideration by the judges accompanied by a donation of $35 that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. If submitting 3D Artwork, please enter only one image of each Artwork. Do not submit more than one image of the same Artwork.

There is no limit on the number of entries you may make (each of two artworks for consideration). Cash prizes totaling $3,250 will be awarded in the Fine Art and Fine Art Photography categories. First Prize will receive $1,500 USD, Second Prize will receive $1,000 USD and Third Prize will receive $750 USD.

Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 5-8th, 2018. Keep checking your Juried Art Services account for updates.

Young Artists Contest

Young Artists with birthdays on or after October 1st, 1999, are encouraged to enter their work in the Young Artists Category. We will accept individual or class/group entries. Please enter jpeg images of your work through the Juried Art Services website checking the category Young Artists. Young Artist entries should be accompanied by a donation of $5 USD for each entry that goes directly to the Center for Great Apes. Please be sure to include your age at 1st October, 2018. Cash prizes totaling $500 USD will be awarded in the Young Artists Contest. First Prize will receive $250 USD, Second Prize will receive $150 USD and Third Prize will receive $100 USD.
Prizewinners plus an invited selection of other entries of significant merit will be exhibited in Miami during Art Week December 5-8th, 2018. Keep checking your Juried Art Services account for updates.
All entries are published on our Facebook page and other social media and on our website at https://www.Art4Apes.com.  We will include your name, title and ©2018 Artist Name.  If you would like your website and social media handles included, please make sure to include them in your Juried Art Services details.

 

Reclaim. Photograph by Young Artist, Samantha Lewin ©2018

The contest opens 1st February, 2018

And the deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

We regret we cannot accept entries from residents of CUBA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, SUDAN, SYRIA, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Quebec AND WHERE PROHIBITED by law.
Please read the contest rules in full on the Juried Art Services website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com.

 

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387
Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition

Prizewinners plus a selection of entries of significant merit will be invited to exhibit in the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition, December 5-8th, 2018, in Miami during Art Week. Entries will be selected based on the jury panel scores and according to how the work fits in the space available and in the context of a coherent, curated exhibition.
Take a look at our wonderful 2017 exhibition!

Artwork exhibited may be offered for sale, if the artist wishes, and it is up to the artist to determine the price at which it will be offered.
All sales are subject to Florida sales tax and a 30% “commission” which will be paid as a donation to the Center for Great Apes. Please read the Terms and Conditions in full either on this website or at https://www.Art4Apes.com. Please bear this in mind when listing the price of your Artwork on the entry form.

We plan an active Public Relations campaign involving social media, online and print media. We will provide exhibiting artists with material that they can email to their contacts to encourage them to attend. A cocktail reception is planned and artists are encouraged to attend to meet the organizers and sponsors and discuss their work with interested visitors.

 

Proceeds:

All proceeds from the contest and exhibition support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. Please visit their website to learn more http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

ALL donations, including contest entry fees, go directly to support the Center. We fund our events either through commercial sponsorship or through our own donations.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Communication:

We like to keep in touch with artists supporting this contest and we do this in the following ways:

• Through our website https://www.Art4Apes.com. We post all entries online and blog about the artists and their work.
• Through our Facebook page http://facebook.com/art4apes – we encourage you to “friend” our page. We regularly post as many new entries as we can. We also post updates on the contest and exhibition.
• We send occasional emails to update everyone on progress and news relating to the contest and exhibition plans; you may unsubscribe from these at any time.
• You may email Lindsey@Art4Apes.com at any time with questions. We try to respond promptly.
• You will receive a letter concerning selection of your entry or entries to the exhibition by October 31st, 2018 This will be posted to your account with Juried Art Services. Please remember to check for mail in your JAS account!

Other Benefits of Entry:

Exposure: Every entry will be shown on our website in strict order of submission over the course of a year. We credit the artist and use ©2018 to protect your rights.

Social Media: Every entry will be posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in strict order of submission over the course of a year. Additionally, from time to time selected images of orangutans and chimpanzees will be featured on the Center for Great Apes Facebook page, with appropriate attribution. We credit the artist and use ©2018 to protect your rights.

Curator’s Choice: Each year the Curator selects and purchases her choice of a piece either from the Contest or from the Show.

Advertising Features: Selected pieces will be offered a place in our advertising campaigns both online and in print media. This has the potential to present your work to a new and broad audience. Specific permission will be sought in advance and the image will be used with the title, artist’s name and ©2018.

Miami Exhibition Theme: One or two images will be offered the opportunity of being the theme for the Miami exhibition and will be featured in advertising and posters as well as receive a prominent position in the exhibition.

Featured Tee Shirt Design: One image will be selected as the image for our 2018 Exhibition Tee Shirt on sale at the exhibition. The image will have the appropriate attribution, and specific permission to use the image will be requested. The artist will receive one of the tee shirts.

 

Image selected for the ENDANGERED 2017 tee shirt design
Goofy Gorilla. Watercolor by Young Artist Gavin Minard. ©2018

Special Prizes:

A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.

The book Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of FlowerSchool New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

Young Artists: Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes. Endangered: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

 

The ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition are a lot of fun. We encourage you to be a part of this amazing opportunity and not only use your talent to compete in a contest and reach a new audience but also play a role in preserving wildlife and the environment and directly support an extremely worthwhile non-profit organization.

Enter Now!

As an incentive to early entry, we will award an additional FREE ENTRY to the 1st, 10th, 50th and 100th entries online.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=registration&event_id=1387

Deadline for submission is 23rd September, 2018.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, “Loxahatchee Visions” Is Open To The Public, Including Other Family Activities

The 8th Annual Juried Art Contest – “Loxahatchee Visions” is available for everyone to enjoy!  Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty had difficulty choosing and you will see why!  In addition, there are family activities planned during the holiday break at the Refuge, including Binocular Bootcamp, and the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 30th (one of the oldest in North America).  This is the perfect time to bring others to experience the real Florida!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Citizen scientists, citizen artists…all good for our world.

 

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

8th Annual Juried Art Show

“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

 

View  The  Exhibit

At Visitors Center Auditorium

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

For information about the Refuge, visit www.loxahatcheefriends.com or call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303. The Refuge is located at 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, off U.S. 441 between Atlantic Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard. Entry fee $5/vehicle.

 

 

 

8th Annual Juried Art Contest – Loxahatchee Visions

 

 

Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty went through the difficult process of selecting the winners:

 

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady”

2nd Place – Lorrie B. Turner – “Loxahatchee” – Plein Air painting

3rd Place – Holly Rutchey – “Hidden Glades” – tricolored heron

Honorable Mention – Lene Hougaard – “Cypress Trees”

Honorable Mention – Joanne Baker MacLeod – “Loxahatchee Forest” – Raccoons

Honorable Mention – Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady” (Photo courtesy of Ruth Weiss)

 

 

Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place (Youth) – Nicholas Vogel – “Clouds Are Flying”

2nd Place (Youth) – Madison Andrews – “In Our Midst” – Bobcat 

3rd Place (Youth) – Matthew Vogel – “I See You” – Raccoon

 

Holly Rutchey, “A Hawk’s View”

 

 

CraigWatts  “Mallard Melody”

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Saturday, December 30th

 

9 am – Noon

 

 

 

Registration is requested but not required.

For more information or to register, please contact
Veronica Kelly at 561/735-6020 or by email at Veronica_Kelly@fws.gov.

 

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is excited to announce our first ever Christmas Bird Count for Kids which will be held on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The Christmas Bird Count, which began over 100 years ago, is one of the oldest wildlife surveys in not only North America, but the world. Kids and families around Palm Beach County will have a chance to become citizen scientists by taking part in this old tradition with a new twist, the Christmas Bird Count for Kids.

 

A binocular boot camp will kick-off the event in the visitor center auditorium, after which kids will divide into teams and head out into the field with volunteer experts to count and record the species of birds they locate. You may bring your own binoculars or borrow some from the refuge. Teams will meet back at the visitor center after the count for snacks and to tally their results.

This event is designed as a way for families to have fun outdoors and learn more about local birds. Kids of all birding abilities are encouraged to participate. Participants should come dressed for spending time outdoors. Children must be accompanied by their parents.

 

Help Us Grow!

Tell your friends about this hidden treasure! How many of them know we have a piece of the Everglades right here in Palm Beach County? Bring them out, and encourage them to join the Friends. Better yet, give them a gift membership!

***

Elinor Williams
Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
www.loxahatcheefriends.com
www.facebook.com/loxahatcheefriends

“There are no other Everglades in the world.” ~Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Celebrate with us, The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 1982-2017

 

 

 

 

The refuge is located off U.S. 441/SR 7, two miles south of SR 804 (Boynton Beach Blvd.) and three miles north of SR 806 (Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue). The refuge is currently open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Refuge hours change seasonally and are posted at each entrance. The Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. An entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle or $1.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist is charged. A variety of annual passes, including a $12.00 refuge specific annual pass, are available.

Please visit the refuge website at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee/ and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ARMLoxahatcheeNWR.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Announces 8th Annual “Loxahatchee Visions”

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 8th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”. Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest). Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge. The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 12th. The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!

 

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

ANNOUNCE:

8th Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

Sunday, November 12, 2017

1:00 PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

Meet The Artists

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

 

 

The contest is open to all artists. Each artist may submit one or two works of art, inspired by “Loxahatchee Visions.” Any media or mixed media may be used, with the exception of photography. (Save your photographs for next year’s photo contest!)

Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging.

Wrapped canvas edges are fine.

Size limit is 36″ on each side, including frame.

Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories – Novice (to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and older).

First prize – $250; Second prize – $150; Third prize – $100.

The entry fee is $10 for Friends members, volunteers and Refuge staff, and $25 for non-members.

The fee is waived for Novices.

Bring your artwork along with the entry form and entry fee in an envelope labeled “Friends Art Contest” to the Visitor Center.

For the Contest Entry Form and the complete set of rules, go to:
www.loxahatcheefriends.com/upload/Lox2017ArtContestForm.pdf

 

Questions?

Sue Rowe at sue.rowe769@yahoo.com or 207-440-0121    OR info@loxahatcheefriends.com

For more information about Loxahatchee Friends:

www.loxahatcheefriends.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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

DEADLINE EXTENDED To October 15th For “5th Annual Endangered” As Call For Artists And Photographers Continues

The 5th annual “ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography” Contest is proud to announce our jury panel for 2017.  Dr Zora Carrier, Bruce Helander and Ron Magill have generously offered their services to judge this global, online contest which benefits the Center for Great Apes. With their combined expertise in Fine Art, Fine Art Photography and the natural world, they bring tremendous expertise and enthusiasm to the judging of the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. They are all looking forward to reviewing all the entries. The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists and photographer to enter now, as the deadline has been extended to October 15th!

 

 

 

Call to Artists and Photographers

Announcing a Panel of Eminent Jurors

 

The 5th annual “ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography” Contest is proud to announce our jury panel for 2017. Dr Zora Carrier, Bruce Helander and Ron Magill have generously offered their services to judge this global, online contest which benefits the Center for Great Apes. With their combined expertise in Fine Art, Fine Art Photography and the natural world, they bring tremendous expertise and enthusiasm to the judging of the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest. They are all looking forward to reviewing all the entries.

 

 

 

ENTER NOW!

Deadline 15th October, 2017

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

DR ZORA CARRIER, Executive Director, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Dr. Zora Carrier, Ph.D. Photograph by Rick Tauceda. All Rights Reserved.

Dr Carrier is Executive Director of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. She is an accomplished art educator. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic in 1989. In 2002, she co-founded and was director of Gallery Art Factory in Prague, Czech Republic, a not-for-profit institution presenting modern and contemporary art. In 2006, she founded the Open Concept Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where, as director, she managed art projects and art education programming. Before becoming the Director of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, she consulted on educational opportunities.

 

 

 

BRUCE HELANDER, acclaimed artist, writer and critic

Bruce Helander. Photograph by Christopher Fay. All Rights Reserved.

He received a BFA and MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he later served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He has studied at Yale University and Harvard, and is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts. He recently received the First Annual Professional Achievement in the Arts Award from Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, and is a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Helander is a past recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s award for Professional Achievement in the Arts and has won four separate grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work in represented in over fifty permanent public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As a critic, he regularly writes for numerous publications such as The Huffington Post, Sculpture magazine, Art Hive magazine and One Art Nation, among others. He is a seasoned juror and curator of museum exhibitions and serves on the board of the Center for Creative Education.

 

 

RON MAGILL, Zoo Communications & Media Relations Director Zoo Miami & Nikon Ambassador USA

 

Ron Magill with Phantom. All Rights Reserved

 

 

Ron has worked with wildlife for over 35 years and has had the privilege of having “hands-on” experience with a tremendous variety of animals. As Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador”, he has made frequent television appearances on many programs including, “National Geographic Explorer”, the Discovery Networks, the “Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, “The Late Show ”, “CBS’ This Morning”, “Dateline” and “CNN”. Ron has also been a regular guest on several Spanish language television programs including international hits “Sabado Gigante” and “Despierta America”. In addition, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, India and Tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy Award winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those regions.

 

 

ENTER NOW!

Deadline 15th October, 2017

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2017

This global, juried, online contest focuses attention on the plight of endangered /threatened species or habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:
• Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species or habitats or
• Illustration of the threats facing endangered/threatened species or habitats

 

We are immensely grateful to Paul Fisher of Juried Art Services for his support in administering the contest.

 

We are excited to share with you some of this year’s entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest.

“Lion’s Roar”  Photograph by Michael Holtby. All Rights Reserved.

 

“After a Bath” Photograph by Steven Greenbaum. All Rights Reserved.

 


“Gray Giant”  Charcoal drawing by Janet Chalif. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

“Harambe Memorial Portrait 2017”  Acrylic Painting by Meredith London-Orgiefsky.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Why Enter the Contest?

Cash Prizes for winners. A total of $7,000 in prize money is awarded.

 

 

Exhibition in Miami, 6-9th December, during Art Week are offered to the best pieces entered. We show approximately 50 pieces. All artists are encouraged to attend and invite their friends to the evening receptions.

 

 

Wearable Art and Jewelry pieces selected for exhibition in Miami will be photographed on a model against a green screen with appropriate background. Photographs will be made available to the artists.

 

 

Exposure: Every entry will be shown on our website in strict order of submission over the course of a year.

 

 

Social Media: Every entry will be posted to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in strict order of submission over the course of a year. We boost a selection of the pieces posted to Facebook so that they reach a larger audience. Additionally, from time to time selected images of orangutans and chimpanzees will be featured on the Center for Great Apes Facebook page, with appropriate attribution.

 

Curator’s Choice: Each year the Curator selects and purchases her choice of a piece either from the Contest or from the Show.

 

 

Advertising Features: Selected pieces will be offered a place in our advertising campaigns both online and in print media. This has the potential to present your work to a new and broad audience. Specific permission will be sought in advance and the image will be used with the title, artist’s name and All Rights Reserved.

 

Special Prizes: A Family Membership of the Center for Great Apes will be awarded for the best image of an orangutan or chimpanzee to be chosen by Patti Ragan, Founder and President of CGA.

The book Tropical Flowers by Eileen Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of FlowerSchool New York, will be awarded for the best image of a flower or landscape.

Miami Exhibition Theme: One or two images will be offered the opportunity of being the theme for the Miami exhibition and will be featured in advertising and posters as well as receive a prominent position in the exhibition.

 

Featured Tee Shirt Design: One image will be selected as the image for our 2017 Exhibition Tee Shirt on sale at the exhibition. The image will have the appropriate attribution, and specific permission to use the image will be requested. The artist will receive one of the tee shirts.

 

Young Artists: Young Artists will receive Certificates of Participation in the Contest. School educators entering work by their class (individual or collaborative group pieces) will be offered a symbolic adoption of an ape residing at the Center for Great Apes.

Plus entrants will have the satisfaction of knowing that 100 percent of their entry donation of $35 for two pieces of art ($5 per single piece for Young Artists) is going directly to support the wonderful work of the Center for Great Apes. Endangered: Art4Apes and the Center for Great Apes are tremendously grateful to all artists who support the contest.

 

ENTER NOW!
Deadline 15th October, 2017

http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1250

Questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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