Sunday, September 14, 2014

Off the Chain! Art Walk! Live Painting, Open Mic, and Burlesque Girls! Thurs.Sept.25 | 6-11 pm

The Florida Arts Association


Boynton Beach Live


Thursday September 25th, 2015 | 6-11 pm

ARTWALK and Open Mic Night

Boynton Beach Art District

410 West Industrial Ave.

Where Art Comes Alive!

Every 4th Thursday of the Month!
Join us at BBAD for the Biggest Open mic we have ever had! Best Perfromer Wins $100 and an opportunity to perfrom at Activistartista's Kerowacked Festival in 2015!

Open Studios!
ActivistArtistA Gallery/Studio!
Richard W Beau Lieu
Renee Kemp
Graffiti Ikonz
Dianett -The Artist
Michael Kupillas
and other guest artists!

Food Vendor: Brunos Foodtruck!
Sponsored by Secret Garden Ocean Ave. Green Market Cafe

Live Painting! Vendors!, Fun, Food, and Frolic!!

Join the Fun and Turn $5 into $100 in 3 minutes!
Winner of the Open Mic wins $100 and the oportunity to perform at
KeroWACKED Fest 2015

Open Mic at the Art Walk! 

Dianett the Artist presents a private after party!

Triumphs in Recovery: New Video Release Spotlights Local Artist


National Video Release on September, 2014.

The Delray Recovery Center, located in Delray Beach, Florida, releases an inspirational video highlighting the triumphs and joys of recovering from addiction.

Delray Beach, FL – The Delray Recovery Center is proud to announce the release of a video featuring artist, advocate, and community leader Rolando Chang Barrero. The video focuses on Rolando’s journey from overcoming addiction to contributing and creating the legacy of cultural institutions like the Florida Arts Association, Art Synergy, and a portfolio of paintings and murals now being collected nationwide.

As an artist, Rolando enjoys putting everything into his art, most of all his joy of living. Having survived various addictions, as well as cancer, Rolando has transformed his challenges into becoming one of the most celebrated artists living in Palm Beach County and creating a thriving art scene called the Boynton Beach Art District, in Boynton Beach, Florida.

We often hear the harrowing stories of addiction, but we never hear about the triumphs individuals experience in recovery. There is life after addiction, and this video is a celebration of Rolando’s passion as an artist and scene maker.

“I am thrilled and honored to have another platform to share my story with others. I hope people who watch this video feel inspired by my journey,” said Rolando. “Addictions are not life sentences, recovery is possible and you get to create your future.”

Rolando is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation 2014, Founder of the Florida Arts Association, and Director of the Boynton Beach Art District. He is an award winner of New Times: Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach Counties 2013, and for the Best Exhibition in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in 2014. Rolando holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Masters of Art in Art Therapy from the Art Institute of Chicago where he graduated with a Ryerson Travelling Fellowship. He lives in West Palm Beach, and maintains a professional art studio at the Boynton Beach Art District.

Located in Delray Beach, Florida, The Delray Recovery Center offers individualized treatment programs for alcohol and drug addiction, as well as co-occurring mental health disorders.

For more information about this video or to contact Rolando Chang Barrero, please contact Veronica Woodbury, Director of Social Media at The Delray Recovery Center, at vwoodbury@delrayrecoverycenter.


Friday, September 12, 2014

WeMerge Hits The Streets: Jessica Gwen profile by Rolando Chang Barrero

WeMerge Magazine 
Issue 3, WM20, Volume 7 | 2014

Jessica Gwen

Concept and Video Artist Claims Human Condition as Subject of Interest!

The in you face concept artist Jessica Gwen wants you to know who she is and what she stands for. Born in Hong Kong, schooled in England at a boarding academy, she refers to as “Hogwarts”, Jessica is defiantly getting much attention in her new home here in America.

Jessica Gwen’s recent installation; a ‘Franken-cow’ titled “Molly” raised brows and breakfast. The silicon sculpture, a hairy carcass of production milk cow of our near future, astonished even the anti-GMO crowd that flocked to see her work at a recent viewing at ActivistArtistA Gallery.

“For some artists, art is a very personal thing, it’s a virtuoso expression of feelings.” Says Ms. Gwen. For Gwen having lived three in cultures, three continents, and being an outsider trained in architecture. She claims to take on the role of an observer with certain rational composure.
“There is always a level of objectivity in my art which is by and large in its conceptualization that is subsequently manifested by an array of medium, be it architectural, video, computer graphics, fashion, sculpture.”
A graduate of The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, her work is interactive with its viewers in ways that it is always thought provocative and embedded with meanings. Whether it is a social/political critique or a benign riddle, the concepts of her work linger in the minds of the viewer.

Gwen states, “I think art should get under our skin, move us to tears, scare us to death, make us high. Such is the distinction between art and decoration.”

After 10 years of living in Europe, she once again estranged in her home town due to the lack of a progressive art scene and the hectic chicken cage Hong Kong lifestyle she move to America.

As an artist, an observer, She feels that what she has to offer to this country is “art with a philosophical disentanglement of the social/political stalemate” and she’s living up to the challenge. “I’m fascinated with the human condition!” She says with a grin.

Other Stories in this issue:

Explosive and Magical: Ruben Ubiera

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Vote for Rolando Chang Barrero: Bombay Sapphire

I need you support!

Click Link and Vote Today!

I am participating in a national competition to have my work shown in the SCOPE exhibit during Art BASEL?You can help me by voting for me and E-Blasting a call for support to your friends and family!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Art Call Reminders for Palm Beach County: Exhibitions, Murals, Festivals

Photo by Melanie Valentine
DEADLINE September 15, 2014

DEADLINE September 15, 2014

Contact: Matt Krug at

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Times Today! Art Walk is Back Enlivened and Reenergized!

At the top of the list for Thursday!
Thank you Alex Rendon!

BBAD's Art Walk Revival

6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. August 28
Boynton Beach Arts District
422 W. Industrial Ave. Boynton Beach, FL
Price: free

Back in BBAD

Alex Rendon
After enduring a two-month permitting battle with the City of Boynton Beach, the Boynton Beach Art District's monthly art walk returns this Thursday enlivened and reenergized. With its city ban now lifted, BBAD's Art Walk celebrates its four-year anniversary this week. 

Did you get to see this on THE List TV? We made the #1 Spot on Around South Florida!!


Boynton Beach Art Walk Revival!

This TONIGHTS Entertainment will be provided by: 
Music by The School of Rock of Palm Beach and The Jon Greco Band! Flow Arts Presentation by Flow Source!
Food by: Ps561 and Joji
Open Studios, Vendors, and more...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BBAD Tonight on THE LIST on WPTV Channel 5 at 7:20 PM --We're keeping it in gear with E.B. Fromkes!

 The List TV Came by today to shoot The Revival of the BBAD Art WALK!

Check Out another great surprise!
Art Car by E.B. Fromkes will be on display!

Art Walk: Boynton Beach Live
This Thursday! August 28 |6-11PM

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BOCA MAGAZINE! Features Return of Art Walk in "The Week Ahead"

Thank you John Thomason!

THIS THURSDAY, August 28, 2014 | 6-11 PM

What: Return of B-BAD Art Walks
Where: Boynton Beach Arts District, 422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach
When: 6 to 11 p.m.
Cost: Free
Contact: 786/521-1199,

The last Thursdays of the past two months have been unusually quiet at the warehouses-turned-studios of the Boynton Beach Arts District: No customary open galleries, no food trucks, no local vendors, no live music and no fire spinning. The city put the kibosh on the District’s monthly events back in June, raising issues over parking, lighting and, foremost, permitting. This month, Rolando Chang Barrero, the self-effacing head of the District, worked out a permitting agreement with city officials that will see this award-winning art walk continue indefinitely. Expect an extra-celebratory B-BAD Art Walk this week; the musical talent includes the South Palm Beach School of Rock (pictured), aka the young rock stars of tomorrow, who are fresh off a Southeastern tour; and local Americana act the Jon Greco Band. PS561 and Joji Yogurt will supply the nosh.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

ART CALL: FSBA 94th Annual Honeybee Conference

Submissions Now Being Accepted!
All submission materials must be received on or before Midnight, 
Monday September 15th, 2014! 


and the 

Palm Beach BeeKeepers Association


"What's All The Buzz About?"

Exhibition II

An Exhibition Of Contemporary Works On The Vital Role Of The Bee In The South Florida Eco-system 

Event Description:
Art Call For "What's All The Buzz About?"

"What's All the Buzz About?" is a Juried Exhibition of contemporary works, in all media, that will explore the relationship between the artist and the environment. The spotlight of this exhibition will be on the vital role of the bee in the South Florida eco-system. This exhibition is presented by 
The Palm Beach Beekeepers Association and
Application Dates: Through September 15, 2014 

Organized by Rolando Chang Barrero, curator. 
"What's All the Buzz About?" will benefit Palm Beach Beekeepers Assoc., a 501(c)3 Non Profit

Get your work shown at the BEEKEEPING Conference on October 2-4

Exhibition Dates:

October 2-4, 2014

Event Location:

Embassy Suites
1601 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406



This exhibition will be Juried by:
 Rolando Chang Barrero (ActivistArtistA) 
Application Deadline September 15, 2014

Application Fee:


Send submissions to:
Guidelines for Eligible Work:

1. All Florida Artists are eligible to submit work to this exhibition. .
2. No late entries accepted.
3. Original ideas only - no copying of works.
4. All required entry materials must be included in your submittal.
5. Entry fees are not refundable.
6. If this is a juried exhibition, the decision of the jurors is final


There is a non-refundable entry fee of $15 
Artists may submit 1, 2 or 3 pieces. Payment is accepted online by PayPal.

Application Instructions:
Each artist may submit up to three pieces of work as .jpg files no larger than 3MB.
3D artists may submit additional images per artwork in order to see the piece “in the round” by email to

Video and time-based artists must submit one still image per artwork online, but must also submit at least one other image that represents the visual component of the work and any additional video and/or sound-based materials to:


Monday, Sept., 15, 2014 Deadline for entry (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Wednesday, Sept., 17, Judging of entries
Thursday, Sept., 18, Email notifications of acceptance and/or rejection
Thursday, Oct., 2, 2014, Drop-off of selected works for the exhibition
Saturday, Sep., 4, 2014, Pick-up of artwork

To donate directly to Palm Beach Beekeepers Association go to: