Thursday, August 25, 2016

Media Blitz for Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition

You are cordially invited to our media blitz for the 3rd annual Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition hosted at the Gallery of Center for Creative Education. 
You are invited because you are a member of a media outlet. (TV, Newspaper, Blog, social media channel or a photographer) This is the opportunity to communicate directly with the curators Anthony & Trina Burks of the company ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC and the gallery manager Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla.

If you are a member of the press please request more information about access for Sept. 3. Please email us at collaboration@atbfineartists.com

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Top 5 reasons why artists are disqualified from calls?




Time after time, you submit to so many artist calls, and time after time, you are rejected. We are going to give you a secret with the top five reasons why artists are disqualified.

5. Ego.  You are an established artist and now you do not submit your best work. You assume because of your name that the jurors will just accept whatever you choose to submit. 

4. Quality of images. Do not submit images that are shot with an iPad, iPhone or by you if you are not a professional photographer. Hire someone who specializes in photography that will show the quality of your art.

3. Poorly written artist statements and/or CVs. Often times the imagery is beautiful but either your CVs are not up to date or your artist statement does not reflect the body of work. Hire someone who specializes in this area.

2. Missed the deadline. You must meet the deadline. Period. If the coordinators extend the deadline or you were invited to submit after the deadline, that is different.  Otherwise, no questions asked. 

1. You do not follow directions. This by far is the number one reason why artists are not selected for calls for exhibition. Read the entire call before anxiously submitting your work. This makes the difference. You take the risk of being disqualified because you might not have read one line that made the difference between you being in an exhibition or not. Do not take the risk of losing your fee because you assume you did the call correctly but chose not to read the directions. Take your time. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Save the Dates



Opening  Reception, Sept. 10th RSVP HERE
Brunch & Lecture Sept. 17th RSVP HERE (Limited Seating)
Meet The Florida Highwaymen Oct. 1st RSVP HERE
Meet the Artists & Marketplace Oct. 8th, RSVP HERE
Artist Rodney Jackson reads  Rocko's Big Launch, Oct. 15th RSVP HERE

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Summer Art & Libation raffle


During the Summer ATB will be hosting different raffle marrying art and summer drinks. 
In order to participate this you must

  • Live in Palm Beach County
  • Be 21 years of age
  • Must be willing to pick up your prize. (cannot be shipped)
Each week there will be a Anthony Burks Sr. Original Art & a free bottle of vodka
The raffle tickets are in slots of 3.




This week's feature art is 


Your color choice







Featured Bottle of the special ingredient is


Hint : It's one Liter


3 Raffles





The Drawing will be on  July 29 & 30, 2016