Southern Handcraft Society Pineapple Grove Chapter Holds 29th Annual Juried Art & Craft Show At Old School Square November 17, 18, 19. Don’t Miss This Annual Shopping Experience

​The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, ​celebrates its ​29 Annual Juried art and craft show, “An Olde Fashioned Holiday”, at the Fieldhouse (formerly the Vintage Gymnasium) at Old School Square. All items are hand made ​and many are one-of-a-kind works of art.  Items for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas or for any occasion. Be amazed on  Thursday, November 17, Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19! ​Join this group if you have an interest in art and/or crafts! ​Free Admission with convenient parking at the garage across the street​. ​The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  





Southern Handcraft Society

Pineapple Grove Chapter     Delray Beach, FL

Invites you to:

29 Annual Juried Art and Craft Show

“An Olde Fashioned Holiday”

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, November 18, 2022 – 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2022 – 9 am to 2 pm







The Fieldhouse ( Formerly the Vintage Gymnasium)


Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444





CDC Guidelines will be observed


Convenient Parking across the street​

Old School Square is located on the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Avenue ​









The Southern Handcraft Society, Pineapple Grove Chapter, Delray Beach, will hold its 29th Annual, juried art and craft show, An Olde Fashioned Holiday, at the Fieldhouse (formerly The Vintage Gymnasium), at Old School Square. This event is the most spectacular, longest running, indoor art and craft show in Delray Beach. We are back and bigger and better than ever!





Our local crafters and artists create one-of-a-kind works of art and crafts of distinction. Our gift and holiday items include: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas….along with items that are appropriate for any occasion.




We have jewelry, cards, journals, shell art, glass art, hand painted and turned wood pieces, ornaments, purses, quilts, hand-knit hats, sweaters and blankets, local honey and so much more. Prepare to be incredibly amazed by all of our local talent. In fact, we have many new and spectacular items this year.





Southern Handcraft Society is a wonderful networking group of fine artists and crafters. They meet monthly in Delray Beach. For more information about SHS please contact Madeline at





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Patty Narozny’s Hotworks™ Art Shows Continue To Help Artists After Hurricane Ian And Attract Art Lovers. Applications Are Still Open For Naples Fine Art Show November 12 & 13 And Sarasota November 19 & 20

In the wake of Hurricane Ian hundreds of cultural events in Southwest Florida were canceled… Hotworks™ show promoter Patty Narozny was aware that hundreds of artists had lost homes, studios, and opportunities to sell at shows. Her Hotworks™ events are some of the few to survive the storm. While forced to postpone one show in Ft Myers, Narozny worked with the management of Paradise Coast Park and Sports Complex in Naples to keep her November show dates and accommodate artists who were impacted by the storm.  Helping artists recover from storms isn’t new for Narozny who has provided exhibit grants for artists previously. The Naples Fine Art Show will be held at Paradise Coast Park and Sports Complex November 12-13.  The Hotworks™ Fine Art show at Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota, FL is near downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key November 19 & 20.  Admission is free to both events.  If you have been to a Hotworks™ show before, you know the quality of creative work is superb. If you have been an artist at a Hotworks™ show before, please contact Patty directly. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply, though deadlines have passed.  







Hotworks™ .       Your Art.        Our Passion.





“Buying art at this time helps restore our creative community and support the artists who make southwest Florida such a wonderful cultural destination for tourists and a great place to live.”  Patty Narozny








Paradise Coast Park & Sports Complex

3940 City Gate Blvd North   Naples, Florida (South)


10 am  –  5 pm   daily  

Free Admission





 Call Patty for space availability at   248.762.2462



Paradise Coast Park & Sports Complex Naples, FL is located just off east I-75 in the middle of Naples’s newest affluent neighborhoods with homes valued to $3 million and higher. This is a brand new and state-of-the-art venue with higher visibility, Friday move-in, more parking, new restrooms, and many more affluent neighbors with new homes! The complex hosts many upscale special and cultural events.




The Ian storm stories are numerous… In Englewood a local jewelry designer sheltered at home while his roof was ripped off and large trees fell through the living room ceiling.

Another artist sheltered in their RV while their home was destroyed.

Every Southwest Florida artist has been impacted in one way or another; some are sheltering family members, while others are helping neighbors with repairs.








5500 S Tamiami Trail   Sarasota, FL 34231





10 am  –  5 pm   daily  

Free Admission




 Call Patty for space availability at   248.762.2462





Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota, FL is near downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key, the venue has high visibility from US-41/Tamiami Trail. Each day the park welcomes thousands of tourists and affluent local residents for concerts, cultural events, music festivals, and a weekly farmers market. The picturesque setting with its expansive lawn, gazebo, and large parking area makes this the perfect location for our quality art shows. Phillippi Estate Park is very show-friendly with Friday move-in, real restrooms that are clean, and plenty of convenient parking for all – most artists can park directly behind or very close to his/her booths!





Show Producer Patty Narozny brings 30+ years of media & event experience, and holds a national, outstanding reputation for her integrity and for producing high-quality juried art shows. We know how to work with the media and promotion to bring a patron with money to spend on high end art.



For more details:

Patty Narozny, Executive Producer

PO Box 1425    Sarasota, FL 34230
Phone: 941-755-3088
Cell Phone: 248-762-2462

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“Tis The Season” Opens At The Palm Room November 2. Martin Artisans Guild Offers Gifts For Walls, Halls, Nooks, Necks And The Hard-To-Buy-For Person In Your Life

The Martin Artisans Guild have upped the ante!  “Tis The Season” kicks off holiday shopping in The Palm Room Art Gallery and Artisans Boutique located in Stuart’s Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy the Opening Reception on November 2 that will feature live music, cash bar and the delectable appetizers for which the Guild has become known.  A second opportunity to get to know the people behind the art takes place on Wednesday, December 7, at a “Meet the Artists” event.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.





Palm     Room     Art     Gallery    &    Artisans    Boutique



Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from Noon to 6 pm



 3746 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL

 Sewall’s Point in Harbour Bay Plaza (east end of the Plaza, near Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar)











Show runs November 2 through December 31, 2022




“Jewels of the Seas” by Sue Klahne



The artists tell The Rickie Report, “You’ll find goodies to deck the halls …. and the walls…. and every other nook and cranny of your home at the next exhibit of the Martin Artisans Guild”.  We’d add that you can shop for the most-difficult-to-buy-for person on your gift list, including wearable art!





 “Glorious Autumn”  Wearable Art by Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez





While you’re enjoying the fabulous show, be sure to check out the very special and one-of-a-kind items in the Artisans Boutique.  





“Angels Wings” by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill





“Hardwired” by Linda Reymore




Artwork by James J DeMartis




Meet    the    Artists:




Chris Kling

Deborah Bottorff

Dinija Berkien

Dot Galfond

Eduardo Gomez

Glen Allen

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

James J. DeMartis

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Jeanine Baum

Kim Beltrame

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill

Linda Reymore

Lynn Morgan

Mallo Bisset

Mark Stall

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Sue Klahne




For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild


The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.


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Lake Worth Art League Announces “Adjectives Of Art Exhibit Series”, The Opening Reception For “Beautiful” On Sunday, October 23 Plus New Classes In Pastel, Jewelry Making, And Open Studio

The Artists Eye Gallery & Boutique invites you to a NEW SEASON exploring “Adjectives Of Art Exhibit Series”. The Opening Reception of “Beautiful” takes place on Sunday, October 23.  Also NEW are: Jewelry making classes with Michael Rivers (Starts Thursday, November 3), Pastel classes with Darcy Doiel (starts Wednesday, November 9) and regular Open Studio sessions. As we near the holidays, browse the Boutique for one-of-a-kind affordable handmade gifts. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.















” B  E  A  U  T  I  F  U  L “  


Sunday,  October  23,  2022  


1 – 3  pm  



Free  Admission  and  Parking

Show runs October 18 – November 12, 2022
















For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460



Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm


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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 19th and 20th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 55th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 19th and 20th at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers. The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission fees, which may be duplicated as often as you like.





Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411





(All Photography courtesy of Amelia Homan)



Saturday, November 19, 2022

 9 am – 6 pm


Sunday, November 20, 2022

 10 am – 5 pm


Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00 or 2 day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:












Over 75 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.









The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few. Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. We will also have speakers.







Decorative Items For the Home and Office


Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities




The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.

We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.

We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.



Chairman, Barbara Ringhiser said: “I’ve been affiliated with this show since 2004. This year we were thrilled to have 2,848 people attend the two-day exhibit. Vendors were extremely happy, and the Mine did better than ever. Our Society also donates the proceeds from the Scholarship Fund Raffle to the American Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies scholarship foundation who awards 12- $4,000 scholarships every year to geophysical science graduate students at the masters and PhD level. The federation is divided into six regions and each region awards two scholarships per year.”



The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches Society holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month (except for December) at the Multi-Purpose Center across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33405. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm with a variety of interesting programs, opportunity for members to “show and tell”, birthstone challenge with prizes, silent auction and member selling opportunities.



The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches is part of a national hierarchy of mineralogical societies, including neighbor clubs, Florida Gold Coast Gem and Mineral Society (Broward County), St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club; Treasure Coast Rock and Gem Society (Indian River County), and Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild (


 Visit our website for more details:


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Florida State Fair Art Portfolio Contest For High School Seniors Is Accepting Entries Now Through December 2, 2022. Showcase Your Art, Build Your Resume, Win Scholarships! No Fee To Enter

The Rickie Report is proud to share the call for the Florida State Fair Art Portfolio Contest for High School Seniors.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for High School Seniors to showcase their artwork, build their resume, and win scholarship money for their continuing education.  Deadline to apply is December 2, 2022.  There is NO FEE to apply.














Work can be either 2-D or 3-D and be incorporated into any medium.

2D work includes: painting in any media, drawing, pastels, pen & ink, photography, printmaking, digital art (computer-generated art) and 2D mixed media.

3D work includes: Sculpture, ceramics, wood, fiber arts, jewelry, metalwork, glass, 3D mixed media, and art installations.



For technical support, please email:





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Helping People Succeed’s Art For Living 2023 Calendar. Join In The Pinot & Picasso Celebration November 19 And Purchase A Calendar At Local Businesses

It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed distributes its popular 2023 Art for Living Calendar. Reflecting the beauty of Florida’s Treasure Coast, each month is represented by a talented local artist whose artwork can also be seen online and at the Elliott Museum! Sales of the calendar and artworks benefit the mission of this worthy not-for-profit organization. A special reception, “Pinot & Picasso Gala” on Saturday, November 19 features an evening of fine wine and art at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club where you can mingle with the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








Looking    for    that    perfect    gift?





Or  In-person At:

 Elliott Museum

825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996








Sales   of   Original   Artwork   Benefit   HPS


S p e c i a l    R e c e p t i o n :

Saturday, November 19, 2022  








To RSVP or for more information:  

Glenna Parris  772.320.0778   or


2023  calendars  are  $25.00 







Calendar is available for residents and guests at local business outlets, including Barnes & Noble Book Store in Jensen Beach.





F E A T U R E D       A R T I S T S   :


Susan Clifford

Marta Elena Gonzalez

Christine Grosso

Kirsty Innis

Julia Kelly

Janet Kipp Tribus

Yolanda Luce

Dan Mackin

Pam Patterson

Diane Raymond

Susan Roberts

Patrice Scott

Alene Sirott-Cope



We are also thankful for our underwriters: Water Pointe Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Green Design, Sandhill Cove Retirement Living, All Creatures Animal Hospital, NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating, Leonardo and Company, EW Consultants, Ross Mixing, Mary Kay Buckridge, Ashley Capital, Oral-Facial Surgical Associates and Dale Forbes. 





Serving our community for over 58 years, Helping People Succeed helps develop healthy families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties by providing numerous parenting, mental health and behavioral support programs. Helping People Succeed also provides support services designed to enable adults with special needs to fully participate in volunteer and employment roles in our community.

For more information, visit our website at or contact Glenna Parris at 772.320.0778.



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32nd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Showcases Wide Variety Of Media At Court House Cultural Center In Stuart. Enjoy Opening Reception, Juror’s Talk, And Artist Panel Discussion

The 32nd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show continues its legacy featuring all Florida artists in all media. View pieces of art from artists all over the state from October 11 through November 18, 2022 at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart. Juror, Dolores Coe will choose the winning piece at the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14 and will give a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, October 15.  An Artist Panel Discussion led by Duncan Hurd of the Gilt Complex will take place on Tuesday, October 25.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 






32   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show




Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994





Artwork by Lisbeth Ascanio



Gallery Hours:  Tuesday 10–6 /Wednesday–Saturday 10 – 4 



A  donation  of  $5  in  support  of  our  exhibitions  and  programs  is  requested


*Court House Cultural Center is following current Covid-19 health and safety regulations



Artwork by Jamie Rodriguez



Opening Reception

Friday, October 14 | 5:30–7 PM



Juror’s Talk

Saturday, October 15 | 11 AM 



Artist Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 25 | 6 PM 


Exhibition Dates:  October 11 – November 18, 2022





Artwork by Judith Copeland



Featuring Artists:




Lisbeth Ascanio, Bob Bechtol, Steven Beverage, Sarah Black-Sadler, BILL Brody, Jonathan Brooks, Judith Copeland, Cheryl Cote, Martin Dunn, Janas Durkee, Miriam Esteve, Janet Folsom, Marine Fonteyne, Ron Garrett, Bonney Goldstein, Jay Hatfield, Latonya Hicks, Etheard Joseph, Claudia Jane Klein, Michael Knapp, Catherine Kramer, Stacey Mandell, Suzanna Mars, John Marshall, Jane McIntyre, Robert Michelmann, Sharon Mroz Hopek, Leslie Neumann, Nina Offutt, Deborah Perlman, Amber Quimby, Galal Ramadan, Linda Reymore, Christopher Rivera, Jamie Rodriguez, Danuta Rothschild, Alexandria Salmieri, Rita Shapiro, Joel Shapses, Norman Silva, Rachel Stewart, Jeff Whipple, Terry White, Addison Wolff, Kate Wood 






Artwork by Cheryl Cote






Meet The Juror:







Dolores Coe (Studio Art) is an artist, educator, and former Professor of Art and Program Director at Ringling College of Art and Design. Her paintings and mixed media work re exhibited regionally and nationally in museums and galleries and are included in a number of public, private and corporate collections. She was awarded a resident fellowship at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and is a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting. She earned the MFA in Painting and an MA in Counseling. 






Artwork by Deborah Perlman







Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural  Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.





For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:


Martin Arts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994






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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Two Calls For Artists And Public Receptions

All watermedia artists are eligible to enter the Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s two upcoming exhibits, “Art on Fire” at the Coral Springs Museum Lobby and “ Wet Paint-Just Add Water” at the City of Sunrise Civic Center Gallery. GCWS is offering large cash prizes.  GCWS now allows gallery wrapped canvas and all paintings not protected by plexi or glass to be varnished.  Receptions are Free and Open to the Public on November 9 and November 17, 2022.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some views of previous exhibitors.  








Download prospectus at:







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“Art on Fire”  

The Coral Springs Museum Lobby

Judged by Pat Dews    


Wednesday, November 9, 2022      3  –  5  PM





Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855A Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, FL 33065

Open:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm


“Art on Fire” runs November 1  – 30th



New this season!!!

We now allow:  

Gallery  wrapped canvas (no staples showing),  wood or canvas panels and cradled board.  Wood or canvas flat panels must be framed.  All paintings not protected by plexi or glass can now be varnished.



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 “Wet Paint – Just Add Water”  

City of Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

Judged by Eydi Lampasona Myers






Thursday, November 17th     6 – 7  PM

Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery

10610 W Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

Takes place November 14th through January 9, 2023



DEADLINE  TO ENTER:  November 10, 2022


INTAKE:November 14, 2022





G  C  W  S       Presents:

Representative   art   from   previous   exhibits




About the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS)








 The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) in Broward County is dedicated to advancing the art of watercolor media.



GCWS   offers:

Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities




Please   Join   Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304






Download prospectus at:




Visit us online at

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Rolando Chang Barrero Of Box Gallery Speaks At Wellington Art Society’s October 12 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to feature acclaimed artist and curator, Rolando Chang Barreo, for their October 12, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting will open with a meet and greet at, followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by Rolando Chang Barreo of Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.






Public Is Invited To



Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  October 12, 2022


5:30 pm


Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL






Open to members and non-members



For more information contact: Laura Jaffe,


 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 




Rolando Chang Barrero (center) receives Proclamation establishing “Rolando Chang Barrero Day”.  Left is renown activist Ruth Berman and right is Commissioner Christina Lambert




Rolando Chang Barrero is best known for his social justice art in film, video, painting and art installations. He remarks, “I choose the best medium to celebrate my experiences.” He has recently been nominated for Best Artist of Palm Beach County 2022, as well as Best Art Gallery, and Best Activist. Rolando is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and various Proclamations for Cultural Leadership throughout the years. He was also awarded The Cultural Council of Palm Beach Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Leadership. Most recently he was honored by Palm Beach County, declaring June 7th, 2022 as “Artist Rolando Chang Barrero Day.”








Rolando Chang Barrero is an experimental media artist, visionary, cultural leader, and arts advocate for over 40 years. Chang graduated from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 1990, where he was awarded the Reyerson Fellowship. Currently, he maintains a working artist’s studio behind the highly acclaimed Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.







As an outspoken artist, community leader, and curator, Barrero has been featured nationally and internationally on CNN, CNN en Español, the New York Times, The MIT Review, and Soledad O’Brien’s “Matter of Fact.” His curatorial background includes, Latino Fine Arts in Chicago, Center Gallery (Director/Curator), The Frances Wolfson Art Gallery (Director/Curator), The InterAmerican Fine Art Gallery (Director/Curator), Ground Level on Lincoln Road (Co-founder/Curator). He is currently working on a new curatorial project at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg, Florida.



Rolando Chang Barrero with his own artwork


Barreo is the founder of The Boynton Beach Art District, the president and co-founder of Art Synergy and The Florida Arts Association. He is the host and founder of “Hola Palm Beach”, the first bilingual arts and culture television talk show in Palm Beach County. He is passionate about, “… leaving a record of what is possible, …to inspire others to live in discovery.”



To learn more about Rolando Chang Barreo, visit The Box Gallery of West Palm Beach: or follow him on social media @rolandochangbarreo.





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit






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