Brewhouse Adds New Brews and Views in August

The Brewhouse Gallery is adding new draft beer selections to their already super stock of options!  Thursday, August 28th is the monthly Open House.   A wide range of coffees/ teas during the day and handcrafted beers/wine in the evenings  plus a full calendar of activities are offered: an art gallery, place to meet a friend, play a board game, share the Trivia mania or have a big laugh during the Comedy nights.  Bring your own food or take advantage of the food trucks that park nearby.  August is also a change-over month for artists, so stop by and see what is NEW on the WALLS!  Artists interested in selling their work at this vibrant venue should contact AJ Brockman.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  





The Brewhouse Gallery


Thursday, August 28th

6 – 8 pm

720 Park Avenue    Lake Park,FL

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Plan Your Week!

Monday –  Art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy





If you are interested in displaying and selling your work at the Brewhouse Gallery, please contact AJ Brockman!





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Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

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New Mural Project in Northwood Brings More Public Art to Galleries, Shops and Restaurants

Murals serve as more than decorations on walls.  They give passersby a glimpse into the neighborhood where murals are displayed on walls of buildings.  The area may be “coming back” or “already there”.  Look at the wide variety and rich cultural history of the murals found in Philadelphia, PA.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information about the newest mural project in the Northwood Village area of West Palm Beach.  Onlookers are always welcome! Here we focus on the three artists involved, Eduardo Mendieta, Craig McInnis and Amanda Valdes.  The images shown are previous works by the artists at other locations.








2417 Spruce Street

2417 Spruce Street



Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street.  The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood.  Each mural will be painted by a different artist.  Two murals will begin in August.  Other artists are waiting for approval of their designs before work can begin.  Eduardo Mendieta is spearheading the project.



The Process*


  • Before an artist can legally create art on a wall there are numerous checklists and approvals that are needed.  Building owner approval and City approval must be obtained.  Contacting the building owner may be a challenge, as it is likely that if a business rents their space they deal with a landlord.  The landlord can give some approvals but when it comes to a mural, the owner is generally the one that needs to sign off on it.  So the process from idea > landlord > owner can be lengthy.  It can also take face-to-face time and usually a presentation to encourage the decision makers that the proposed mural idea is beneficial to not only their business but also to the owner’s profit margins and as a neighborhood improvement.
  • The permitting process usually involves calls to the City, finding the correct department and obtaining the paperwork needed to get a City Permit.  The permit’s cost may depend on the budget of the mural.  For the sake of argument let’s say we take the lesser option and it costs us $75 for the permit.  This same permit needs to be filled out and signed by the owner.  Again, quite possibly another case of permit > landlord > owner.


  • A ‘pre-approval’ is the next step.  The real decision of all approvals comes with committees such as Art In Public Places and the CRA Advisory Board.  They oversee anything and everything happening in their appointed districts.  Both of those require a presentation, and it’s best to have some kind of pre-approval heading into it, either from the City or from a Merchant Association, or both depending on what committee you are presenting to.  Someone has to put together a proper presentation filled with photos, mock-ups, approved paperwork, etc.  It’s also noteworthy that committees like these do not meet everyday or even every week so you have to be patient and wait your turn to secure a place on a meeting agenda.  It takes roughly 10 days or so for your permitting paperwork to clear the City in order for you to get on an agenda for presentation.
  • Guess what?  You still haven’t put a single drop of paint on a wall yet!  During these presentations and (fingers crossed) approvals, an appropriate work of art must be selected for the mural space.  This might require an outside juror and a fee so that proper selection is made with fairness.  It takes time to gather all of applicants and their work in order for the jurying process to take place.  If a juror is not in place, a different committee takes on the role of selecting artists, interviewing artists, reviewing portfolios and proposed mock-ups.
  • That whole process takes a lot of time, money and patience.  If a full-time business person is taking on this task, it’s easily hours of preparation and follow-through.  If it were someone’s only job it would likely take them a month or two (at best) to get to a point of painting the wall.  Compare that to a month or two of your own salary on top of the paperwork costs.  For example, if someone was paid $30/hour to complete this task and they worked on it roughly for one month at eight hour work days, their fee would equal $4,800.  You can easily spend 8 hour work days on a project like this when it comes to coordination of phone calls, emails, presentation assembly, time spent traveling to and from meetings and City Hall, selecting the juror(s), contacting, paying…  Or if your committee handles some of the coordination, then it’s the committee meetings that require time and feedback amongst everyone involved. * Information from Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla of OSGS Gallery| Studio

Approved Sites/Proposed Sites

2417  Spruce Ave.has been approved
441  25 Street has been approved
444  25 Street is waiting for approval
The other mural sites are still being work out. We have several options.
441 25th Street

441 25th Street

How This All Began

Eduardo had shown some of his work at ArtHouse429 several months ago.  During the Opening Reception,  William Halliday, the owner of gallery introduced me to Sharon McCormick from the West Palm Beach CRA.  She had heard about the Downtown West Palm Beach Stairwell Mural Project which Eddie had helped organize and was one of the contributing artists.  She wanted to do something similar in Northwood Village.
Eduardo is overseeing the whole project as well as painting a mural and hopes to begin this month.  Artists can still apply to paint murals in the future and should contact him.

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

There’s More to the Story

“The CRA has helped get this project off the ground, but it will need more funding to keep this Mural Project going and cover the neighborhood with beautiful murals. Once we start painting in August, we will be looking for local businesses to sponsor murals by allowing us to paint their exterior walls and help with funding. We will also be organizing fundraisers and other activities to get the public involved,” Eduardo told The Rickie Report.

Previous Mural Art Installations


Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta




46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis MD by Eduardo Mendieta

46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis, Indiana by Eduardo Mendieta



For more information visit:






Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

Craig tells The Rickie Report, “I have been drawing since I can remember. I decided early on that I would be an Artist. Music and art run through much of my family tree.  I doodled my way through high school and then came to Florida to attend the Art Institute. After graduation I plunged into a varied list of artistic endeavors.  My intent is to stay focused and to NEVER take my creative gifts for granted.”
“All things creative” has been the credo that Craig lives by, when deciding what projects to take on. “I enjoy keeping my workload diverse to help expand my skill set.  I have had the opportunity to make music, record and tour, paint on many different surfaces, illustrate, log many fun hours on Photoshop, create graphics and layouts, create storyboard art and props for a motion picture, apprentice as a tattoo artist, and most recently work behind the scenes to curate, promote and produce art shows for my cohorts. As Co- Founder of Art Synergy I am proud to be part of a dedicated team of art professionals with the goal of promoting local art at National and International levels and facilitate access to art & culture to those who may not have previously had the chance. I love the challenge new creative territory poses.”
Mural by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Murals by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Craig is also proud to be Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds over the past 8 years.  “I have done, horror make-up, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting,
and my fair share of getting into character.”

Visit Craig at,    or email at

 or go old school and buzz me 561.389.4800






Amanda shares, “I’m very excited to start the Northwood mural project and work with the community to brighten the neighborhood with public art. Northwood is an eclectic area with so much potential. 





Amanda is an accomplished artists and has created murals for other cities. She says, “I feel like Northwood is starting to blossom into something even greater than it is now.”


Visit Amanda on Facebook: 

Instagram: @AmandaLValdes      Twitter: @AmandaValdes

Amanda Valdes


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Real Mail Fridays, Book Arts 101 Among Offerings From Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Remember receiving real letters in the mail?  Maybe you wrote to a pen pal overseas, or a thank you note for a gift.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida  is the place to capture or recapture this art!  “Real Mail Fridays” takes place the first Friday of every month.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and Book Arts 101.





We’re already sick of summer. So are lots of other people, apparently, because folks are already registering for our October introductory immersion (and no wonder, it’s always our most popular… which is why we offer it twice).


BOOK ARTS 101: Hist Whist
Instructor John Cutrone

Your choice of two sessions:
Saturday October 25, 2014 or Sunday October 26, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).



This Book Arts 101 workshop begins with the All Hallow’s Eve magic of “Hist Whist” by poet e.e. cummings. We tune into that Halloween spirit by turning our eye toward the spookier items in the Jaffe Collection followed by a visit to our haunted print shop as we work our spell to transmogrify you into a book artist, at least for an afternoon. Is anything what it seems? Who knows.




We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound. We’ll honor the season and Halloween by finding some particularly spooky and autumnal books from the collection, and you can expect a local ghost story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.
After a necessary break for coffee and cookies, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects. You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.



To register:>
Should that link not work for you, go to and click WORKSHOPS.



BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer
Instructor John Cutrone
Saturday September 13, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).


This Book Arts 101 workshop is full but we are ready to start a waiting list in case we get cancelations. The theme of this one is “Still Summer” because here in Florida, summer takes all its sweet time leaving, and in these parts, September is no different from July or August. This workshop is designed to turn you into a book artist for a day, while we celebrate that summerness and even conjure some thoughts to show summer the door.

To add your name to that waiting list:
Should that link not work for you, go to and click WORKSHOPS.
Every First Friday of the Month
3 to 6 PM (come when you can, leave when you must)
JCBA’s Book Arts Gallery
Donation: $10


Our next letterwriting social is next week on Friday September 5th, beginning at 3 in the afternoon and ending at 6. You supply 10 bucks, we supply everything you need to write great letters: papers (commercial papers, handmade papers), pens (all kinds of them, from ballpoint pens to dipping pens), rubber stamps and other mark-making supplies, cookies, coffee, tea, cocoa, postage stamps, good music and good company.

Visitors park in metered parking in the library lot. Parking is typically pretty easy on Friday afternoons!

For more information please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431


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Artists In Florida Presents Pop-Up Art Show At Little House Restaurant

Artists in Florida, LLC will present a Pop-Up Art Show at Little House Restaurant on Sunday, August 24th.  Come for the art, the food and a Poetry Reading. The Rickie Report suggests you schedule it on your calendar now!




Artists in Florida

Invite you to a

Pop-Up  Summer Sale Art Show



Sunday, August 24th

4 – 7 pm

The Little House Restaurant


480 East Ocean Avenue    Boynton Beach, FL





JackeeLittle House

The Artists in Florida Organization, Brings Artists of Many Disciplines Together

The A.I.F.O features the works of local artists that inspire, excite, and intrigue our increasingly diverse clientele. Through the A.I.F.O provides both the emerging and professional local artists a place to showcase and sell their work. The organized exhibits feature the many disciplines of art; paintings, drawings, three dimensional works, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, dance, performance, glass and photography.


It is the goal of the A.I.F.O to work with the artists for the long term, assisting them through their careers by exhibiting their works in galleries and arranging placement in prominent public places such as commercial installations and fine dining establishments., as well as private collectors.


For more information Contact

or call 561 714-4871


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Inaugural Celebration of Jewell’s Founders Day

The public is invited to an Inaugural Celebration to kick off  The Pioneers of Jewell  Commemorative Celebration in Lake Worth.  On August 19th, the Mayor of The City of Lake Worth will sign an official Proclamation citing August 22nd as “Jewell’s Founders Day”.  “Jewell” is the original name of what is now know as “Lake Worth”.  The public is welcome to attend a FREE event on August 22nd at South Shores Tavern.  You can be sure that future plans will include musicians, artists, storytellers as well as historians. The Rickie Report hopes you will read this article and get involved!

Commemorating Jewell Committee

Invites  You to An

Inaugural Celebration

Friday, August 22, 2014

6:30 – 9:00 pm

South Shores Tavern

502 Lucerne Ave at the corner of “M”  Street            Lake Worth FL   33460


On Friday, August 22nd, we will hold the first Celebration of the Lake Worth, Pioneers of Jewell Inaugural Commemoration.  It is the first in a number of activities that will be planned. Musicians, storytellers, artists and more people in the community will become involved. This is to celebrate the first settlers of the Jewell community (1885-1912) and to understand how to continue their vision of what is now Lake Worth.
At the August 22nd event, there will be an unveiling of the first “Jewell” postcard, created by Janet Villasmil.  In addition, the Committee will  reveal a new piece of artwork by Janet, which will be used as part of their fundraising efforts.  Everyone attending the Celebration will receive a FREE postcard.
According to the Lake Worth Historical Museum:
“The area that is now referred to as Lake Worth was settled a few years after Congress passed the Homestead Act of 1862. In 1896 Henry Flagler extended his rail line south from West Palm Beach; making Lake Worth much more accessible for new settlers. Much of present-day Lake Worth was once owned by Samuel and Fannie James, two former slaves. While the James’ where in possession of the property, the future townsite was referred to as Jewel. In 1911 Fannie James sold the core area of her land to Palm Beach Farms Company.”
Janet Villasmil, community based artist, completed the painting shown above.  Fanny James is greeting the Barefoot Mailman. Her husband, Samuel James, is in the background bringing some barrels into the general store/post office.
She tells The Rickie Report, “We would like to invite: Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Storytellers, and anyone else who would like to come to this Celebration.  There will be appetizers for our guests as well. If there are any questions, please contact: Priestess Yogini NuRa-Dina at
As Janet Villasmil says, “Dreams from behind can be dreams for the future.”  This is everyone’s opportunity to share not only their own history of Lake Worth, but any archival materials ( photos, paintings, pamphlets, posters, postcards, diaries, etc) that families might have in attics or closets.    For more information please contact: Janet Villasmil  at

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Call for Entries: “Loxahatchee Visions”

The Friends of  the Friends’ of Laxahatchee announces their Fifth Annual “Loxahatchee Visions” juried art contest.  This contest is open to all artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this Call to Artists.  We suggest art patrons mark Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 on their calendars for the Opening Reception at the Visitor Center Auditorium.  After the presentation, entries will be displayed in the Auditorium and will be available for purchase.  Artists, please share your good news when you are accepted to this show!  Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories – Novice (to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and older).  First prize – $250; Second prize – $150; Third prize – $100. 







"Lily Pads" by Martin Fitzgerald

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald






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Delray Art League Plein Air Exhibit Continues: Don’t Miss This!

The Delray Art League’s Plein Air Exhibit continues through September 26th.  What makes this wide variety of artwork fascinating is that each piece was painted in situ.  These artists have captured a slim moment of time in a particular location.  The Rickie Report suggests that as you look at these creations, you reminisce about your outdoor experiences.  Enjoy a sneak peek!





Delray Art League

Plein Air Palm Beach Exhibit

NOW Through September 26, 2014

8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday

Delray City Hall

100 NW 1st Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 33444

The Delray Art League’s Plein Air Palm Beach Exhibit continues through September 26, 2014 at Delray City Hall.  The Exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and is located at 110 NW 1st Avenue in Delray Beach, FL 33444.  It consists of paintings depicting some of Palm Beach County’s landscapes and scenery.  The exceptional artists involved are: Kathryn Barry, Stan Dornfest, Manny Jomok, Pati Maguire, Ralph Papa, Lorrie  Turner and Donna Walsh.




Kathryn Barry's

Kathryn Barry’s Highland Beach Morning – Oil Painting



 This style of painting has long been in existence since the French Impressionists coined the term, “plain air”.  It describes paintings which are created outside in the natural elements, on site.  Seven members of the Delray Art League are taking part in this exhibit.



Manny Jomok's "Backside Gumbo Limbo"

Manny Jomok’s “Backside Gumbo Limbo” – Watercolor



Plein Air painting has gained significant status in the art world in the last twenty years.  Art collectors, galleries and artists throughout the world have made plain air painting a very popular form of art and much in demand.


Stanley Dornfest's "Historic Delray House" - Acrylic

Stanley Dornfest’s “Historic Delray House” – Acrylic


 There are plain air festivals and competitions throughout the country each year which showcase the talents and works of plein air artists.  Next February, 2015 the Delray Art League will conduct a one-day Plein Air Festival co-sponsored by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  Support of this inaugural event will be provided by the newly formed Palm Beach Plein Air organization.



Pati Maguire's "Royal Poinciana" - Oil

Pati Maguire’s “Royal Poinciana” – Oil



Incorporated in 1965, The Delray Art League will celebrate its 50th birthday in the first week of March 2015.   Plans are underway for a huge week long celebration of outdoor shows, indoor shows and events! Stay tuned for more information as the time gets closer.




Ralph Papa's," At The Jupiter Inlet" - Oil

Ralph Papa’s,” At The Jupiter Inlet” – Oil




Mission and Purpose of the Delray Art League:

To advance the public interest in the visual arts and to promote the development of excellence in visual arts in the South Palm Beach area.


Lorrie Turner's, "Waiting at the Dock" - Oil

Lorrie Turner’s, “Waiting at the Dock” – Oil

Meetings of the Delray Art League:

General Meetings are always held the second Monday of the month at 7p.m. from October through April in the Chambers room at Delray Beach City Hall.



Donna Walsh's, "DuBois House in Jupiter" - Acrylic

Donna Walsh’s, “DuBois House in Jupiter” – Acrylic


To become an exhibiting member, you must attend a monthly membership meeting at the Delray Beach City Hall, 100 N.W. 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 and submit three pieces of your original artwork. Accepted categories: TWO DIMENSIONAL ART (i.e., watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.) SCULPTURE (i.e., stone, wood, metal, etc.)

  • Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. (prior to the General Meeting which starts at 7:00 p.m.).


  • Please bring a check or cash ($40.00). You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your $40 check will be returned.


  • Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.



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School Will Be in Session! Lighthouse ArtCenter September Semester Highlights

There is NEVER a stage of life when we cannot learn something new!  The Rickie Report urges you to take advantage of the varied courses from the Lighthouse ArtCenter which begin September 8th.  Not sure of a technique?  Considering a new hobby?  You can also have a BIRTHDAY ART PARTY here! This is the perfect place to begin!  More details are here.





 The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art announces its Early Fall class and workshop schedule, which begin on September 8, 2014.  






  • Pastels, Drawing in Color
  • Portraiture
  • Beginning Ceramics ( NEW)
  • Realism in Painting
  • Artists’ Choice – Any Medium
  • Art of Collage & Painting  (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Drawing
  • Youth Draw and Paint
  • Teen Studio
  • Mixed Media Exploration (NEW)
  • Beginning Wheel (NEW)



LAC Instructor Cara McKinley with Students

LAC Instructor Cara McKinley with Students





  • Beginning Painting
  • Figure Drawing
  • Wheel I
  • Art for the Homeschooled (ages 9-14)
  • Drawing for the Terrified
  • Sculptures in Color (NEW)
  • Beginning/Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Spirited jewelry making (NEW)
  • Youth Wheel


LAC Instructor David Randall's Photography Class

LAC Instructor David Randall’s Photography Class






  • Beginning Pastels (NEW)
  • Intro to Figure Drawing (NEW)
  • Wheel II
  • Make Beautiful Jewelry
  • Beginning Watercolor
  • Your Special Sculpture Project (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs Arts
  • Find Your Artistic Self (NEW)
  • Kid’s Clay
  • Realism in Painting
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Open Studio for ART PARTIES


LAC Instructor Alessandra Gieffer's Class

LAC Instructor Alessandra Gieffer’s Class






  • Paint What You Like
  • Artist Trading Cards (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Mommy and Me: Art and Storytime (NEW)
  • Open Portrait Studio
  • Beginning Landscapes
  • Handbuilt Ceramics
  • Drawing Studio (NEW)
  • Youth Art Tutoring (NEW)


LAC Birthday Party!

LAC Birthday Party!





  • Dynamic Composition (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Plein Air Painting
  • Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor
  • Abstract Painting


LAC Instructor Manon Sander's Class

LAC Instructor Manon Sander’s Class





  • Beginning Painting
  • Open Figure Studio
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs 1st Saturday
  • Intermediate/Advanced Photography
  • Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
  • Seashells, Sea Glass and Pearls








  • Magic of Painting
  • Painter’s Tool Box
  • Studio Painting
  • Shibori Dyeing
  • Color Theory
  • Encaustic


For specific information about times, instructors and details please contact the Lighthouse ArtCenter School at 561-746-3101  or







The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit




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Exhibition Opportunity at Art Palm Beach 2015

The Rickie Report is pleased to share the first piece of information regarding the Exhibition Opportunity at Art Palm Beach, 2015!  This will be a Call for all artists who are residents of Palm Beach County.  Be part of the 18th Anniversary of Art Palm Beach, from January 22-25, 2015 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  We will share specifics about applications in the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out these details. 







Exhibition Opportunity

at Art Palm Beach 2015


For All Palm Beach County artists


Art Synergy 2015: Show your work at the 18th Anniversary of Art Palm Beach, from January 22-25, 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.
All applications by professional artists residing in Palm Beach County will be considered for exhibition at ART SYNERGY 2014 on January 22-25, 2015. We will be presenting a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage and offer end-to-end presentation, no-strings-attached representation, access to collectors, dealers, and gallerists, and a dedicated staff. Selections will be made by the world’s first and most advanced Digital JuryingTM and application system provided by Juried Art Services. We encourage both emerging and established artists to apply.


Information about ART SYNERGY 2015 and how to apply online will be announced soon.

For more information about ART SYNERGY, please visit or


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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 : FloridaArtsAssociation





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