Friday, August 15, 2014

The Rickie Report Annoncement! WPA Mural Project!

Call for Entries: Industrial Park Revolution’s Homage to the WPA

The Florida Arts Association is putting out a Call for Entries:  INDUSTRIAL PARK REVOLUTION: Murals at The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project.  The theme is an homage to the WPA.  All entries must reflect the style and content of the WPA Posters or WWII Propaganda Posters.  Copies or reproductions will not be accepted.  All work must be original by artist or group.  The Rickie Report shares information about the WPA and this Call For Entries.  The Deadline is September 15th.

Florida Arts Association




The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project

Work to be considered must reflect the style and content of the WPA Posters or WWII Propaganda Posters.  Copies or reproductions will not be accepted.  All work must be original by artist or group.

Proposals Now Being Accepted

  • Art Call Deadline September 15, 2014
  • Murals to begin on October 1, 2014
  • Completed by October 5, 2014
The Industrial Park Revolution Murals will be a part of ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
The murals will remain on display for 1 year.
Open 24 hrs.
Mural Location:
Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Current Bay Project Murals
Current Bay Project Murals
According to, The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was instituted by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935, to generate public jobs for the unemployed. The WPA was restructured in 1939 when it was reassigned to the Federal Works Agency.
By 1936 over 3.4 million people were employed on various WPA programs. Administered by Harry Hopkins and furnished with an original congressional allocation of $4.8 billion, the WPA made work accessible to the unemployed on an unparalleled scale by disbursing funds for an extensive array of programs. Hopkins argued that although the work relief program was more costly than direct relief payments, it was worth it. He averred, “Give a man a dole, and you save his body and destroy his spirit. Give him a job and you save both body and spirit.”

While responsibility for such unemployable people as children, the elderly, and the handicapped was remanded to the states, the WPA provided literally millions of jobs to employable people, enrolling on average about two million a year during its eight-year stint. Far fewer women were enrolled than men. Just 13.5 percent of WPA employees were women in 1938, its top enrollment year.

The WPA was charged with selecting projects that would make a real and lasting contribution — but would not vie with private firms. As it turned out, the “pump-priming” effect of federal projects actually stimulated private business during the Depression years. The WPA focused on tangible improvements: During its tenure, workers constructed 651,087 miles of roads, streets and highways; and built, repaired or refurbished 124,031 bridges, 125,110 public buildings, 8,192 parks, and 853 landing fields. In addition, workers cleaned slums, revived forests, and extended electrical power to rural locations.

Please send proposals to:

Florida Arts Association
1021 Avon Road     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Please include the following on a CD :

1.  High definition images of: 2 privious murals and 1 head shot ( for promotional use )
2. Your Artist Resume (website, social sites, etc)
3. A Short Biography
4. Artist Statement
5. $25 Submission fee per Proposal  (you may submit more the one)
6. Complete details of scope of your project

Site info:

  • 10 Bay Gates (11′ x 13′)
  • 2 Walls, (15′ x 30′) , (15′ x 85′)

Current Wall Area
Current Wall Area

For more information contact :



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Other Art Calls on The Rickie Report: Art Synergy/ ArtPalmBeach

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