Thursday, September 21, 2017

Call to Artists for 2018

We are happy to announce the CONTINUUM WPB Arts 2018 Call to Artists.
CONTINUUM WPB Arts will be taking place during January 18-27, 2018 in the Downtown area of West Palm Beach.

A few reminders to artists when applying to CONTINUUM WPB Arts:

-Before submitting work, READ the entire call a couple of times
-Follow directions carefully
-Make sure your images are quality
-Carefully prepare all your information before putting it into your submission
-Do not use work that you previously submitted in previously CONTINUUM WPB Arts calls, whether you were accepted or not.

-Remove your name from everything that will indicate to the jurors who you are. You can replace it with "the artist" or remove it all together. This includes in the artist statement, in the title & the signature on the art.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hurricane Irma delaying the call

We apologize for the delay in launching of the call to artists for CONTINUUM WPB Arts 2018. Due to Hurricane Irma approaching South Florida, we will have to delay it a little bit longer. Please pray for our artists, Our team and their families during this difficult time. We hope to resume as soon as the storm passes. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Top 5 reasons why artists are disqualified from a call

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. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Press Release

For immediate release                                    contact:           Trina Slade-Burks
                                                                                       ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC
                                                                                                (561) 561-714-6674

CityPlace Welcomes CONTINUUM WPB Arts

Location: (700 S. Rosemary Avenue Ste. 120, WPB, FL. 33401)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (January 6, 2017) ­–  Approaching its fourth year, the vision of this pop up multi-media art fair held in the City of WPB during ArtPalmBeach Week exhibiting regional South Florida artists has been very successful. Over the last three years, over 150 South Florida artists have exhibited at this art fair. This year, 52 artists from Brevard County to Dade will be showcased at this alternative fine art fair.
 CONTINUUM WPB Arts started as a grassroots effort of ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC’s husband & wife team Anthony & Trina Burks, fellow artist and art activist Craig McInnis and a team of local artists from the Palm Beach County area. With the assistance of the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District as well as many sponsors such as PNC Bank and Bombay Sapphire, the last three years put this little engine that could on top very quickly as the must see of art fairs in South Florida in the new year.
CityPlace, one of Palm Beach County’s most favorite shopping and entertainment destinations is welcoming CONTINUUM WPB in 2017. This move was made as a decision due to the fast changes in the real estate market. Curator and founder Trina Slade-Burks states: “When the idea for CONTINUUM first came about, we would seek locations that were empty for long periods of time. Raphael Clemente and his team would choose a spot that could eventually be activated by a potential business owner. Pop-ups bring an opportunity for this to happen. We are proud to say that CONTINUUM as brought those opportunities for leasing agreements because of these activations.”
One of the great things about this new move is the fact that CONTINUUM WPB will be close to partners ArtSynergy and ArtPalmBeach who will be at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Partner, Rolando Chang Barrero commented about the new move: “I think it's great! I get to attend more events since all I have to do is cross the street from Art Palm Beach. With the richness of all the programs I can just drop in and then return to the convention center without much ado”
CONTINUUM WPB Arts mission has always been to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community.  It accomplishes this through their well known events and supporting a local art based charity. This year’s charity is Resource Depot, which will be supported by CONTINUUM’s annual VIP Black Tie & Sneaker Charity Fundraiser Gala, which auctions hand painted sneakers painted by local artists.  Some of the other returning events include: Brunch & Lecture11:30am-2:00pm and  Meet the Artists  3:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday, January 22, 2017 as well as Mélange fashion show and  body painting competition  featuring designer collaborations by fashion designer Bella Redd Collections and artist J Love Gironda as well as Men’s Wear SIR by Eddie Edwards on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
CONTINUUM is welcoming a new program to its lineup. Young Masters of CONTINUUM WPB will be highlighting what is fresh and new in the student art world in Palm Beach County.  Subculture Group/Moonfest is providing scholarship opportunities to the student participants. Workshops for any art student from ages 13-17 will be available as well as the award presentations will be taking place Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 12:00pm-9:00pm.
Tickets for all events can be acquired from
Information about admission to all CONTINUUM WPB Arts events and activities are available on
Schedule: January 18-28, 2017.
For more information on CONTINUUM WPB, please contact Trina Slade-Burks    (561)714-6674. Attend the Media Blitz on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 700 S. Rosemary Ste. 120 West Palm Beach, FL. 11am-3pm.

About ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC
ATB is an all Art business and art-consulting firm created in 1993.  Its mission is to provide professional image building opportunities for artists and businesses through creative and unique concepts.  ATB has been educating, promoting and creating artistic concepts and visions for two decades.
For more information about the ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, please visit , follow us @atbfineartists on IG, or  or contact us at 561-714-6674.

About the Downtown Development Authority
The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities.
For more information about the DDA or Downtown West Palm Beach, please visit or call the DDA at (561) 833-8873.

About the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District
The West Palm Beach A&E District is a centralized collection of inspiring arts and entertainment venues; art and history museums; galleries; libraries; performing arts companies; and art education institutions. Situated in the heart of South Florida’s most progressive city, the District includes more than 20 distinct and distinguished cultural destinations that form a defining industry cluster. The A&E District enhances the appeal of West Palm Beach as a visitor destination, drawing attention to its status as a vibrant city illuminated by its beauty and range of creative expression. For more information, please visit

About CityPlace
CityPlace’s Italian-inspired architecture and menu of shopping, dining and entertainment options positions the 72-acre property as a signature component of Downtown West Palm Beach. The open-air, mixed-use center offers more than 70 shops and restaurants; close to 600 private homes, and luxury condominiums; a restored 1920s church adapted to serve as a multi-purpose cultural center; a 20-screen Muvico IMAX cinema complex; a stellar lineup of free weekly entertainment; plus a spectacular show fountain in the center of the main plaza. For more information about CityPlace, please call (561) 366-1000 or visit