Friday, January 30, 2015

Rolando Chang Barrero Featured on Skinny Buddha!

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Rolando Chang Barrero

Skinny Buddha

photography by Edwin Fairchild


711 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida

Open Wed-Sat 11-5 PM
Sundays 12-4 pm

Art Walk: Thursday February 26th |6-10 PM
Every 4th Thursday of the Month
404-422 West Industrial Avenue. Boynton Beach, Florida
Photo by Susan Caplan

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Rolando Chang Barrero does not stand still for very long. The marketing genius who single handedly rebranded the City of Boynton Beach, from a crime statistic between Boca and West Palm Beach to the home of Broward and Palm Beach County’s Best Art Walk and Best Exhibition in 2014 is now working his magic in Lake Worth and West Pam Beach.
Rolando, graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with honors and the Ryerson Fellowship, is a working artist and recipient of a Congressional Letter of Commendation for his work as an advocate for children’s education in the arts
The brainchild behind the successes of the Boynton Beach Art District and his ActivistArtistA Gallery has recently opened his second gallery, Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery at 711 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth. The grand opening of the gallery in late November proved he would be a major asset the Lucerne Avenue…of course a bit of area rebranding is currently in the works.  He thinks “Luxury on Lucerne” has a nice ring to it!
His pet project is Art Synergy, which he co-founded with Craig McInnis about 16 months ago.  Art Synergy is the producer of “ARTWEEK” -Palm Beach County’s largest most attended arts festival that spans through 9 art districts, and 5 cities for 1 week during January.

Monday, January 19, 2015

ArtPalmBeach Announces Art Synergy Award Winners

Art Synergy

Art Palm Beach 

Palm Beach County Conv. Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Art Synergy’s Palm Beach Art Exhibit at ArtPalmBeach opens on January 21, 2015 and continues through January 25, 2015 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
ArtPalmBeach is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts. Over 80 international galleries will be exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists.  ART SYNERGY will be presenting a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage and offer representation, access to collectors, dealers, and gallerists, and a dedicated staff. Selections were be made by the world’s first and most advanced Digital JuryingTM and application system provided by Juried Art Services.

Reprint from
ARTSynergy Award Winners

ARTSynergy and ArtPalmBeach Announce 2nd Annual 2015 Art Districts Schedule and Curated Art Exhibition Juried Award Winners

ARTSynergy, a countywide initiative created to unify and promote the diversity of the arts in Palm Beach County announces its 2015 schedule of Art District events.  The non-profit art organization partnered with Lee Ann Lester, ArtPalmBeach organizer in late 2013 to create a series of county wide art walks and exhibitions during ArtPalmBeach 2014. Overwhelmingly successful the organizers of both organizations teamed up again to plan 2015 events during ArtPalmBeach, January 21-25, 2015 expanding to nine art districts throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
The 2015 ArtSyngery program will include over 65 county wide gallery receptions, open artist studios, performances, museum openings, lectures and art tours and art demonstrations in nine historic art districts:
  • Jan. 22: Northern Palm Beaches; Jupiter; Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Park
  • Jan. 23: ART POP Lake Worth; Worth Avenue, South Dixie Antique Row
  • Jan. 24: Boynton Beach Art District; Artists Alley, Delray Beach
  • Jan. 25: Historic Northwood Village; Continuum W. Palm Beach; Whitespace, The Mordes Collection.
  • Event details:
ArtPalmBeach 2nd annual ArtSynergy Juried Exhibition announces the twenty winning artists invited to exhibit their work of art at the upcoming ArtPalmBeach fair in the Palm Beach Convention Center. The selection committee included Paul Fisher, curator and Rolando Chang Barrero, artist and curator.  Artists were selected from several hundred applicants all seeking representation at the upcoming 18th edition of the international art fair. The artists selected for this year’s exhibition are:
Tony Arruza, West Palm Beach
Molly Aubry, Wellington
Orlando Chaing, Palm Beach Gardens
Joel Cohen, West Palm Beach
Javi du Art, Boynton Beach
Allison Kotzig, Boynton Beach
Mazare Feliciano, West Palm Beach
Mark Forman, Boca Raton
Erin Fromkes, West Palm Beach
TD Gillispie, West Palm Beach
Norman Gitzen, Lake Worth
Doreen Grasso, West Palm Beach
Ray Gross, Lake Worth
Gregg Matthews, West Palm Beach
Atsuko Okamoto, Boynton Beach
Amilbia Pelaez, Boca Raton
Terry Rybovich, Latana
Judith Shah, Delrey
Maxine Spector, Lake Worth
Robert Vail, Latana
For more about ArtPalmBeach, visit: 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Environmental Art Calls Out to Save Whales during ArtPalmBeach Events at Art Synergy Sponsored Art Walk at BBAD

"Save the Whales" by Diane Arrieta
Calls out to Save Whales during ArtPalmBeach Events at 
Art Synergy Sponsored Art Walk at BBAD

"Where Art Comes Alive"

4-9 pm
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426 the home of the
ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
The WPA inspired murals created by Jonathan Fields, Danny Ferre, Nate Dee, 
Jennifer Chapparro, Rolando Chang Barrero, Gregory Dirr, Nichole Galluccio, Chan Shepherd, Seez 1, BULKZ, and others.

have been published in all local newspapers,
Art and Cuture Magazine
and in the January 2015 issue of Where: Travelers Magazine

The WPA inspired murals created by Jonathan Fields, Danny Ferre, Nate Dee, 
Jennifer Chapparro, Rolando Chang Barrero, Gregory Dirr, Nichole Galluccio, Chan Shepherd, Seez 1, BULKZ, and others.

Art studios located at BBAD include:

The Richard Beau-Lieu
Rolando Chang Barrero
Michael Kupillas
Dianett Doyle
Renee Kemp
Barb Fernandez
Tracy Williams

The events surrounding Art Palm Beach this year are getting more and more exciting!
With 9 art districts providing everything, from fundraisers in West Palm Beach to walking tours of an international kinetic sculptures in Boynton Beach.

Art Synergy is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s vibrant arts community. ART WEEK 2015 is  a program of events surrounding ArtPalmBeach – considered one of the most influential comtemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts, with over 80 international galleries exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists.

Go to for full list of events happening countywide

The Boynton Beach Art District, located in the center of Boynton Beach's Industrial Park, at 404-422 West Industrial Ave., has much to offer locals and guests of ArtPalmBeach this year. Ongoing performaces begin at 4 and contiune into the night. 

It's all about the art!
Art will surround you at BBAD; art in the open studios, art on the surrounding walls, art on the warehouse baygates, art in the vendor booths, and even in the airwaves.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Rolando's Personal Notes- ArtSynergy's ArtWeek at a Glance!

So excited about all that's going on that I didn't want to miss a thing!
So here are my personal notes.....

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Don't miss the rest of the list!!

Art Synergy's
Art Week 2015 Events a glance

Please attend one or all of them and celebrate 
Palm Beach County art and the folks that make it happen!

For complete details visit the following wedsites


Need a ride?

OK how Awesome is this!
Looking for a ride to or from any of the Palm Beach County-Events duringART Synergy's Art Week 2014?
Arrive in Style with Uber!
We're thrilled to have partnered with Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to or from Art Synergy.
How does it work? Using Uber's free iPhone/Android/Windows app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a personal driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there's no need to tip, so you won't need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!
Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:
1) Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Windows app (or sign up
2) Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code "ARTSYNERGY" when you sign up.
3) Request a ride 5 - 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, uberXL, or uberSELECT (not valid on uberTAXI, expires 2/28/15).
Questions? Check out or email
Some additional information:
For the email, we recommend using the subject line "FREE UBER RIDE TO EVENT"

WEDNESDAY, January 21, 2015


Art Synergy's Palm Beach Art Exbibition

exhibition dates: Jan. 21-25, 2015

Opening Reception: VIP Only

Booth #718
Art Palm Beach Exposition
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida

Art Synergy's Annual Juried Exhibition of  works by professional artists residing in Palm Beach County.
Art Synergy's Palm Beach Art was juried by 
Paul Fisher, Paul Fisher Galleries of West Palm Beach
Curator Rolando Chang Barrrero, RCB Fine Art, Lake Worth

The exhibition explores the aesthetic and scope of work created in South Florida.

20 selected works will be on display at ArtPalmBeach, which is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 18th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art, art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.  
See Rolando's BEST BET

THURSDAY, January 22, 2015

Go North...from Lake Park to Jupiter!

The Art on Park Gallery: Resident Exhibit

Brewhouse Gallery:eclectic hipster lounge and art gallery.

Easel Art: Open House

Mandel Jewish Community Center: exhibition “A Family Affair: The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

Rosetta Stone Fine Art: Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork

Lighthouse Art Center Museum and Gallery:• Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art

The Village Art Studios:micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting


FRIDAY, January 23, 2015

Take ride South on Dixie Hwy. and visit

Antique Row in West Palm Beach2nd annual Antique Row Art Walk will take place Come stroll by the shops and have Wine & nibbles at the galleries of Antique Row. 

The City Of Lake Worth
The Art of Florida Living

Friday, January 23, 2015
Downtown Lake Worth, long known for its charming eccentricities in art deco architecture, culture and people has opened its arms to a rebirth of some of the finest visual arts, experimental music forms, dance and theater groups. This is reflected in the many locally-owned boutiques, art galleries, vintage shops, and specialty and jewelry stores. Flamingo Clay Studio, the Lake Worth Art League and Art Link International are just a few of the participating galleries.
Lake Worth Galleries District is home to South Florida’s largest concentration of Fine Art and Craft Galleries in Palm Beach County.
Bruce Webber Gallery
705 Lucerne Avenue

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
711 Lucerne Avenue
Exhibition Reception: Serafima Sokolov | 11-4 pmExhibition Dates: Jan 16-26, 2015


Serafima Sokolov, Russian born artist, is represented by RCB Fine Art Gallery. 

Post War Depression Imagery of Serafima Sokolov at Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
Among the works on display, of most note, is Serafima's portrait of Dorothea Lange which embodies the spirit of the photographer.
Lange was one of the most influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration. humanizing the consequences of the Great Depression.
Sokolov's use of bright "thermal" colors to contrast other elements painted in rich blacks and whites produce the collage-like effect that has brought her much recognition.
Socolov's beautifully rendered oil paintings capture nostalgia and sadness of the Great Depression seamlessly taking the viewer to a time much simpler in American history.

Other International artists represented by RCB Fine Art include: Eleazar Delgado (Venezuela), Juan Erman Gonzales (Cuba), Aidana Baldassarre (Argentina), and others.

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Avenue

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue
Paws and Claws: Animals in Art Exhibition

Armory Art Center
1121 Lucerne Avenue,

Artisans on the Avenue
630 Lake Avenue

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery15 S. J Street

ArtLink809 Lucerne Avenue

Urban Arts Lofts
1202 Lucerne Avenue 

Benzaiten Art Center.

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, the new 12,000 square foot ‘Fine Arts Fabrication Center’ located in Lake Worth is proud to be hosting the main Art Synergy event for the city. Half of this newly renovated Historic FEC Train Depot building will be set up as a mini, art fair displaying artwork created by the professional artists who live and work in Lake Worth. Local galleries will also be represented. 

Rik and Shelley will be conducting a fiery display of their glassblowing prowess for your entertainment and edification. Benzaiten’s Creative Director, Rick Eggert, will be narrating the event More of this couple’s incredible artwork will be on display in the center’s 1,500 square foot gallery along with works by Rick Eggert and Steve Funk.

Other fun features of this event will include a continuous loop of shorts produced by Palm Beach County filmmakers and put together by the Lake Worth Playhouse. Local restaurants will have food and wine displays for your eating enjoyment and Mobil Holmes wil be performing.



Boynton Beach Art District

"Best Art Walk in Broward Palm Beach County" 

Open Studios + Gallery Exhibitions

Performance Art + Live Music

Food Trucks + Vendors

and so much more....

Boynton Beach Art District
410-422 West Industrial Ave
Where Art Comes Alive!


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Check it out! We have so much to enjoy!


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Creating a world of awareness, presence, and resonance where people authentically express themselves.

Walk among the bright murals of the award winning "Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach County" the Boynton Beach Art District. Open Studios, Galleries, including winner of the "Best Exhibition of 2014" the ActivistArtistA Gallery.

"Best Art Walk in Broward Palm Beach County" 

BBAD will be host to Art Synergy and Art Palm Guests from 4-10 pm., featuring gallery exhibitions, live bands, open studios, vendors and food trucks! Art Synergy co-founder, Rolando Chang Barrero invites you to attend the ActivistArtistA Gallery’s “Take a Piece of My Heart” exhibition, tour the Bay Gates Project Murals, and the City of Boynton Beach’s Avenue of the Arts Kinetic Sculpture showcase.

BBAD, Boynton Beach Art District, serves as an incubator space where all art forms including urban gardens and raw eat demonstrations are showcased alongside visual and preforming artists. Its an alternative contemporary art scene dedicated to creating an environment where art comes alive.


Special Events sponsored by Harold's Coffee Shop!
Best Coffee Shop in Historic Northwood Village...
Drink it up....Dance to a Silent Disco....and other surprises!!
Performing Live
5 hours of non-stop continues music and a silent disc-dance jam!!!
The Wavelenghts, Teri Catlin, Rod Dusinberre, John Greco Band, Dan York, Patrick Kiebzak, Craig McInnis, Ian Wehmeyer, and others.....the list goes on. 

Open Studios all day long! 
Visit with Barb Fernandez, Richard Beau-lieu, Rolando Chang Barrero, Michael Kupillas, Dianett Doyle, Tracy Williams, and Renee Kemp!

We are located one block west of the Boynton Beach Blvd. exit off Intersate 95 at 404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426. Contact us at 

Take a walking tour of the kinetic sculptures at the Avenue of the Arts. the home of the upcoming International Kinetic art Exhibit and Symposium this February. 


Artists Alley 

We have 21 spaces that provide studio and exhibition space to 31 Delray Beach Artists all within one village block.
Here you’ll find lots of painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, fashion and works of art.
We will be open on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from noon to 10 pm with a bonfire to follow
Come and meet the artists, explore their studios and discover that perfect something.



Sunday, January, 24, 2015 West Palm Beach

CONTINUUM WPB Arts-501 Fern Street 
A large pop-up exhibition/performance space located in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artworks by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events that will showcase a wide variety of exceptional local talent.

Elayne Mordes' Whitespace Collecton
2804 North Australian Ave
Brunch Invitational
Visit our booth at Art Palm Beach
Meet the artists of Collect
*Join us for Breakfast on Sunday Jan 25 9:30 – noon at Whitespace
with free entrance to Pushing Boundaries
courtesy of Art Palm Beach and Whitespace.
Further info available at

ArtX Northwood
Explore an artistic side of Historic Northwood Village Arts District by taking a historic guided gallery walking tour.
The guided walking tour is a one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach's Historic Northwood Village Arts District that normally occurs only on the second Saturday of each month yet we will be hosting on-going tours on Jan. 25, 2015.

Tour times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Tours will begin at the corner of Spruce and Northwood Road at the VIP / Information Tent.