Thursday, December 7, 2017

Our New Popup Location

We are very proud to announce that we will be in CityPlace once again for 2018.

They have blessed us with a prime location, space that is formerly the Restoration Hardware (RH) Space. As you may know, RH has relocated in CityPlace on Okechobee and Rosemary in its own beautiful free standing building. 

Our new popup location is at
700 S Rosemary Avenue, Suite 112, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
See you are January 18, 2018

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Building legacies and masters of living artists in Palm Beach County

CONTINUUM WPB Arts theme for its fifth year is the building a legacy through being a master as living artists.

After 4 years of a great fundraiser doing the Black Tie & Sneakers, we decided to take a break from that theme and expand with a little mystery.  CONTINUUM WPB Arts ‘ opening night will now be V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser.  The event is to benefit a charity is The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum a 501(c) 3. Artists will decorate masks that will be auctioned at our l silent auction during the event.

We are also bringing back the Young Masters of CONTINUUM, a mentorship and scholarship/awards program for middle and high school students.  The young artists will get the opportunity to work with artists participating in the exhibition, highlight their work, and get their opportunity to win scholarship money, awards and supplies.

CONTINUUM WPB Arts will run from January 18-27 at a location to be announced in December.

Casting call for opening night.

 We are happy to announce that Talent Joe is going to be sponsor our opening night feature performance for the second year. 

Talent Joe allows talents to connect with creative individuals, industry professionals, schools, celebrities and fans driven by the same shared passions and dreams. It’s an online community where like-minded people can come together, compete, be discovered, recognized, evaluated, and reach the ultimate dream of becoming a star.

You must be a premium member to be able to apply to the casting call.  Apply HERE.  Let's get started & Break a Leg. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fun with a little mystery

Stock photo

After 4 years of a great fundraiser doing the Black Tie & Sneakers, we decided to take a break from that theme and expand with a little mystery. 

The opening night for CONTINUUM WPB will be their V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala, on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 7:30p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

The event is to benefit a charity is The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

Artists will decorate masks  that will be auctioned at our l silent auction during the Black Tie and Venetian Mask Charity Affair.

 Stay tuned for information on how to get your tickets.

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Type of Gala for 2018

Photo Credit by Annett Meyer
Art by Anthony Hernandez Art

For the last four years, CONTINUUM WPB Arts has pride itself on bringing innovative our programming within the events provided. The Black Tie and Sneaker Fundraising gala has been one of the popular events and has allowed us to provide funding to different nonprofit organization and celebrate the opening of our unique art event. We have decided to change things up a little.

Photo Credit by Durga Garcia Photography

 In the past, artists were provided sneakers to create wearable pieces of art for the community to bid on, which provided funding to both the charity and artists. Though a great idea and very well received, we have found that many people were having a challenging time finding these beautiful pieces of art in their proper shoe size.

That being said, we will be going in a different direction for our 2018 gala. Stay tuned for the announcement. Call to artists to follow.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Call to Artists for 2018

Thank you artists for your submissions. 
The 2018 artists will be announced soon.

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, 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