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:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cuban Artist, Rolando Chang Barrero Creates Gay-American Flag!

La Bandera del Pajaro-Americano/ Gay American Flag

Cuban-American artist, Rolando Chang Barrero, hes been painting flags this year and what a reception they have been getting. From his his first flag painting, Las Colonias, which is now in the Litrento Collection, to his most recent painting "La Bandera del Parajaro-Americano" (Gay-American Flag), his stylized flags with his signature "Pajaros"(birds) have become his most popular series of paintings.  

Contact Rolando Chang Barrero

Here are some of the other flags...

Las Colonias (Litrento Collection)

Las Colonias Study (Lamm Collection)

America the Beautiful
Orgullo/Pride (Lamm Collection)
American Flag #1 (Ferris Collection)
Flag Mural at FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale
Puerto Rican Flag

Cuban Flag on Display at "Los Cuatro Exhibition" CU-1 Gallery

Monday, August 18, 2014



Sunday, August 17, 2014

School of Rock to Perform at Boynton Beach Live, Thursday August 28th


Music Franchise Returns from Southern Tour to Perform at 

Boynton Beach Art District’s Art Walk

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 6-11 pm
Performance at 6 PM

404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach Florida

More about the Boynton Beach Live

South Palm Beach School of Rock Amps up for Local Art Walk

Boynton Beach, FL – By inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life, the School of Rock transforms the lives of kids and adults through music. School of Rock performance-based music schools offer lessons in guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and vocals. Genres of music studied include, Rock, Reggae, Motown, Blues, Pop, Metal, etc. The schools offer individual lessons and performance classes, summer camps and workshops. In addition to individual private music instruction, students also learn how to jam with their peers in a weekly practice session. The team dynamic creates a supportive and motivating environment where kids feel inspired to excel and, eventually, perform together as a rock band in front of live audiences.

The South Palm Beach School of Rock Houseband recently returned from their Southern Exposure Tour rocking Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville at such venues as BB Kings, Center Stage, Graceland and Nashville’s Adventure Science Center on July 4th.

The School of Rock is a performance-based music education franchise founded in 1998 with more than 100 schools in 7 countries, with more than 10,000 students and is creating the world’s next generation of rockers, inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life.  Music programs are designed to create a supportive environment where music students of all skill levels are comfortable yet challenged at every turn. School of Rock is for kids 7-70. In addition to individual private music instruction on guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and/or drums, students also learn how to jam with their peers in a weekly practice session. The school offers seasonal camps in the summer, winter and over spring break.  They also offer an AllStar Program – After a nationwide audition process, each summer the AllStars embark on a tour, complete with tour busses and multiple live shows throughout the country. Acclaimed as some of the best young musicians in the world, the students have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, Austin City Limits, BB Kings and countless others. AllStars have shared the stage with the likes of Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Eddie Vedder, Slash and other big rock names. One of these All-Stars and a South Palm Beach School of Rock Houseband member just returning from a three day performance at Gathering of the Vibes, Alex Shaw, a 13-year old guitarist, will be performing at the Art Walk on August 28, 2014 from 6-8pm.

The music school we wished we had when we were kids, School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and up and performing with their peers.  With more than 100 locations in seven countries, the franchise proves that rock & roll is alive and kickin’. For more information about the School of Rock please visit or our Facebook Page School of Rock - South Palm Beach.

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