Back Alley Art Festival At The Lake Park Arts District Features Live Art, Artists, Music, Food, Murals, For The Whole Family

In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy, The Back Alley Art Festival returns… this time, with what we have all been waiting for, A BUILDING Mural!  On Saturday, January 28th, this event marks the unveiling of the 700 block building murals at The Lake Park Arts District. Don’t miss art-related exhibitors and vendors. It all takes place at the Brewhouse Gallery/700 Block of Park Avenue in Lake Park.  This is a family friendly event, starting at Noon and going until late.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Artists and Artisans – check to see if you can get a space!





Noon – Midnight


This event takes place behind the 700 block / The Brewhouse Gallery

 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL













  • Potential Exhibitors – Vendor booths are available but space is limited. 10′ x 10′ reserved section to set up a table and/or tent. Art related businesses, artists, and crafters welcome. $25 due upon set up the day of, cash or check. 



This will also serve as the official wrap-up party to our fundraising campaign in order to make this mural happen.

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“4 Visions” Fine Art Photography Exhibit Opens At Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art

The Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery presents “4 VISIONS”, an exhibition of contemporary Fine Art photography by Philip Ross Munro, Adam Collier Noel, Brian Cattelle, and Pat Swain. The exhibition focuses of the personal expressions on these four photographers and the styles that have made them leaders in the photographic world.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday evening, March 19th during PRIDE FEST WEEKEND in Lake Worth and in conjunction with ART SYNERGY’S Palm Beach ArtForms Events during ArtBocaRaton.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  






Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery
711 Lucerne Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460








Fine Art Photography Exhibition:

Philip Ross Munro

Adam Collier Noel

Brian Cattelle

Pat Swain




And Selected Works by

Gallery-represented artists:

Joanne Urban

Ali Miranda

David Snow

Paul Solvay








VIP Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 19

  5 – 10 pm




Catered by Ken Keffer

Exhibition:   March 10, 2016 through April 20, 2016

Gallery Hours: M-Sat. 11-6 PM



“4 Visions” opens with a Reception on Saturday evening, March 19, 2016 at 5 pm during PRIDE FEST WEEKEND in Lake Worth and in conjunction with ART SYNERGY’S Palm Beach ArtForms Events during ArtBocaRaton. This exhibit has been curated by Rolando Chang Barrero.  






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Photography by Philip Ross Munro


Philip Ross Munro is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and has a background in Engineering from McGill University in Montreal and Digital Media from City College in San Francisco. Mr. Munro’s career spans more than thirty years and his current studio is a 4000 sf warehouse in the Design District of Miami Florida He is known for his paintings and photography of shadows, underwater figures and series investigating the human balance and perception. During the last twenty five years Munro has shot underwater images in natural bodies of water; using uncontrolled situations and everyday people instead of professional models. This production reveals the artist as a ‘Documentarist’: an observer of mind / body relationships to circumstance. He chronicles the nuances of human comprehension and situation, exposing sensuality in a delicate balance.





Brian Cattelle / Bare USA Project


BARE USA is a nationwide fine art photography project that delves into the study of natural beauty in contrast with man-made decay. This contrast is explored by photographing nude models in abandoned locations nationwide. Visit to learn more.





Art by Adam Collier Noel





Adam Collier Noel is an internationally collected artist who graduated from Herron School of Art & Design where he received his Bachelor of fine arts degree in photography. Adam is currently working from his studio in south Florida and exhibiting work in Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Calgary and Key West.






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Pat Swain’s “Lost Flamingos in the Cloud Forest Series”




Pat Swain leans towards the quirk and tribulations.  She is an award-winning photographer whose work has been shown extensively around the world. Among the many publications where her photographs and digital art have appeared are Leonardo (MIT Press), the New York Times, Digital Fine Art, Spin Magazine, New York Magazine. She holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and an M.A. from Columbia University. She has taught digital imaging at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She lives and teaches in New York City.



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“South Beach Guys” by Paul Solvay

Paul Solvay (New York). Solvay’s Barbie and Ken Series explores and celebrates the once taboo alternative unions seen as an affront to the Ozzie and Harriet days of past.  A whimsical, yet meaningful the work evokes a lighthearted gaze into a harmonious world we all get to love.



Photography by Joanne Urban




Joanne Urban’s formal training began with film and the wet darkroom, she now utilizes digital capture and Photoshop in the digital darkroom. Joanne creates in-camera images with her assorted digital cameras and camera-less images with her flat bed scanner. Her work reflects the aesthetic of the traditional black and white darkroom processes. Drawn to detail, simple composition, texture and pattern, her imagery is a visual and emotional response to the commonplace.  In addition to producing her own award winning work, Joanne offers services such as custom printing, and photographic retouch and restoration. She also teaches the camera-less technique and Photoshop for photographers.






Greatly known for his erotic nudes, Ali Miranda’s work is often featured in both local and national publications, covering a broad spectrum in the photography field from commercial to fine-art. A native of the Miami area, Ali established himself as a photo artist in South Beach during the late 80s and up to the present.  He holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts College of San Francisco and also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and Chicago. Ali’s work has been exhibit in various galleries and collected by art patrons around the world.





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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


Special Raffle Fundraiser Event For Two Worthy Artists – Help Save Their Home!

For over 20 years, Anthony Burks and Trina Slade-Burks have supported Palm Beach County artists through their company ATB Fine Artists & Designers. They have curated and hosted art shows, giving emerging artists the opportunity to sell their works. The African Diaspora Exhibition at the Armory Art Center and later at Palm Beach State College brought large numbers of viewers from beyond this area. Their CONTINUUM Gallery was one of the highlights of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy for the past two years.  The Rickie Report shares an opportunity for a WIN-WIN:  You get to choose which art-related raffle items you want to bid on.  The money raised helps the Burks family Save Their Home!  Attention Art Lovers:  This is an amazing opportunity to purchase fine art and fine crafts!  Read the details for this fundraiser at the Brewhouse Gallery on  Saturday, May 23rd.






Save Our Home Fundraiser


Trina and Anthony Burks

Saturday, May 23, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park,FL


The fundraiser will take place at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park on Saturday, May 23. Artists are donating small artworks that will be raffled off that night, and donations will be accepted. In addition, AJ Brockman of Brewhouse Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from that day. The public is encouraged to attend! There is no cover charge. Food, coffees, soft drinks and a wide variety of craft beers will be available for purchase. Live music begins at 8pm. Home made tacos and dips from Tacos don Pepe are on the menu!



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Anthony and Trina Burks




You would be hard-pressed to find an artist in Palm Beach County that has not benefitted from the hard work of Trina and Anthony Burks. Unfortunately, the Burks family now needs our help. Due to a job loss and unexpected medical issues, they are now at risk of losing their family home.


Save Our Home!

Save Our Home!



By the end of May, they may have to leave the house which has served as their business office, studio, and home for many years. Artists have asked how they can help Trina and Anthony. Their friend Suzanne Redmond has decided to host a fundraiser for their benefit so that we can gather their friends and fellow artists together to show our support.


Trina Burks and Original Artwork

Trina Burks and Original Artwork



Anthony and Trina Burks, throughout their difficult journey, continue to work with emerging and established professional artists in our area.  From banner painting on Clematis Street, to hosting Artists Lunches and Lectures (which bring professionals in the business and legal world together with artists), they continue to give of themselves.  Tonight is the Opening Night of their collaboration with Barbara Cheives.   


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Both Trina and Anthony’s artwork will be available for purchase at Kimono Show.



"Kimono Doll" by Trina Burkes

“Kimono Doll” Mixed Media by Trina Burkes



"Rhino" Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

“Rhino” Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks


 Anthony Burks also provides graphic design services for artists, designing their postcards, flyers, logos, and business cards.


Anthony Burks working on a painting

Anthony Burks working on a painting



How Does This Raffle Work?


You purchase as many raffle tickets as you want.  Place  tickets in the container in front of the art object you want to win. Place as many tickets as you want in each container. The more tickets you place in any one container, the better your chances are of winning! 


"Endangered" by Anthony Burks

“Endangered” by Anthony Burks


Brewhouse has coffee, drinks, and now is offering food from  Live music will start at 8:00, so stay and enjoy the band.

If you’d like to donate art items for the raffle, contact Suzanne Redmond at 561-801-6952


Here is where Anthony has his artwork now:

Cultural Council
Kimono Show
The Brewhouse Gallery
Creme de la Creme (Northwood)

You can also see his scarves at:

and his paintings at:




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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


SOLO Exhibit At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County Features Karen Salup’s Vibrant Paintings

As an abstract expressionist, Karen H. Salup concentrates on the action of painting as opposed to a recognizable concrete image. The brushstrokes act like vibrations of color to allow her paintings to come alive. Painting in her studio in Boynton Beach she concentrates on the canvas and works on paper “avoiding the pretty.” She invites the viewer to experience what seems to be her private interpretation into her landscapes of rhythm and imagery. Very active in the art world, she is on the board of Women in the Visual Arts and is involved with National Association of Women Artist, Florida and New York Chapters, Palm Beach Watercolor Society and is the Incoming President for Women in the Visual Arts. Salup has exhibited nationally and has won multiple awards for her work. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here.






SOLO Exhibition

Public Reception:

April 25th   3 – 5 pm

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
561 471-2901

Parking is available on Lake Avenue or make a right on “L” Street and there is a free lot on the left.

This Event Is Open To The Public

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Exhibit Runs April 25th Through May 23rd



"Blue Conversion" by Karen H Salup

“Blue Conversion” by Karen H Salup



A solo show of new contemporary paintings by artist Karen Salup will be held at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The public is invited to the Artist Reception on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3-5 PM. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is located in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33460. The exhibit runs from April 25- May 23, 2015.For more information please visit or call (561) 471-2901.



"Birthday Celebration" by Karen H Salup

“Birthday Celebration” by Karen H Salup



For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings. A native New Yorker, Karen’s work has been featured in several galleries and exhibits throughout Florida and New York with solo shows at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.


"Mountain Stream" by Karen H Salup

“Mountain Stream” by Karen H Salup

Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen H. Salup creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy. Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience. Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism to Deconstructionism to Abstract Expressionism.



"Untitled Landscape" by Karen H Salup

“Untitled Landscape” by Karen H Salup



Karen tells us, “As with artists of every era, I suppose I’m searching for a kind of underlying unity and order that takes into account the materials on hand, a method, and a fairly clear personal point of view. Form, space, content and especially the qualities of colour and light. As a painting evolves, I find myself making changes which when made, then reveal and suggest other possible directions. Thus, there is an ongoing shift of centers of interest, if not in the basic structure itself.  The works vibrate with color, come alive with brushstrokes, images fight to appear and references to nature seem apparent. The freshness of the gesture allows the viewer to feel the painting develop as though we were making the decisions to add, subtract, change colors and play with the space.”



"Crystallize" by Karen H Salup

“Crystallize” by Karen H Salup


Karen studied at CW Post and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Her mentor, artist and sculptor, Jerry Okimoto, motivated her to become an “action painter”.  Her main artistic influences are Jackson Pollock and Willem de Koonig.  Karen is extremely active in the art community, serving on the Board of Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA)as Incoming President, membership in the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and the Boca Raton Artist Guild Association.



"The Storm" by Karen H Salup

“The Storm” by Karen H Salup


Karen’s artistry has been exhibited nationwide, with many awards as well as SOLO and Group exhibitions.  Most recently, her work has been seen at “Continuum”, part of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy; Northwood University; Coral Springs Art Museum; Armory Art Center and ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. Her artwork has been included and reviewed in numerous national as well as local publications.  Karen’s artwork is in Corporate Collections of Reynolds Metal Inc., VA; Boston Corporate Art; Merchants Bank of New York City; Amalgamated Bank of New York City;  and when she was selected to be involved at the beginning, of an online source of  art exposure and sales. 


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