Monday, July 16, 2018

Shades of Grey at the Strawbridge Art League and Gallery Opening on July 20

Wendy Barnes: August Featured Artists at Studios of Cocoa Beach

Wendy Barnes is a wildlife artist creating sustainable lifestyle designs from original pen and ink drawings that she develops into fabrics and who gives back by donating a portion of proceeds to partnered conservation organizations.

Wendy's background includes a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and a master’s degree from New York University in Real Estate Development leading her to a design career during which she was nominated for NYC Lobby of the Year, 2008 for IKON Condominiums, 50 Bayard Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In 2015, Wendy moved to Melbourne where she works in wildlife conservation as Program Coordinator for Women of the Wild at Brevard Zoo. Wendy’s art soon became one with her conservation efforts, reflecting her respect for wildlife.
Wendy Barnes Design creates stylish gifts which educate on the importance of wildlife conservation.  Knowing that many people donate to wildlife causes but have no way to communicate their love of nature, Wendy uses her talents to create textiles and produce retail and custom items including reusable straw cases, favor bags, cloth napkins and pillows. Her designs bring the love of wildlife into your daily life .  10% of every item sold supports wildlife causes.
A free drawing for one of Wendy’s textiles, a drinking straw case in a sea star print will take place on Friday, August 17 during the Main Street Friday Fest in downtown Cocoa Beach . Developed in partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, this light weight, washable case contains a reusable stainless steel straw.

Wendy’s art work can be seen daily at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach.  The Studio is open Monday and Tuesday 10:30am-3:30 pm,  Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 am-8pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.  For more information on the exhibits, artists, and the workshop schedule, call 321-613-3480 or visit the website:

Exposed to a View: Photography Show at Studios of Cocoa Beach

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Darkside by Ken Jones at Derek Gores Gallery

Pastel Painting Classes with Debi Pettigrew

Laserchrome invites you to attend photography exhibits

You're invited to see "Out Of This World Photography" and meet "World Renowned Photographers" at the following Image Based Events! Laserchrome is honored to invite you to attend Awe Inspiring  Image Events where you'll see Laserchrome Quality Direct-to-Metal Prints,Floating Acrylic Prints, 100 % Italian Prints and more. 

Please mark your calendars for these exciting image-based events:

July 15,2018 3-5 PM Worldwide Photographer Anne Malsbary's Opening Reception at First Presbyterian Galleries 520 Royal Palm Blvd Vero Beach, Fl.

July 27,2018 6-9 PM Award Winning Photographers Dawn Currie, Ursula Dubrick, Jim Werner, Kent Buchanan, at Studios Of Cocoa Beach 165 Minuteman Causeway Cocoa Beach, Fl  Opening Reception of "Exposed To A View" Photography Exhibition and coveted Laserchrome Photo of Excellence Award Judging and Sponsorship.

September 27,2018 6-10 PM Orlando Camera Club Annual Photography Banquet Guest Speaker Inspiring Astronaut Jon McBride at Embassy Suites 8250 Jamaican Court Orlando,Fl 32819

Friday, July 13, 2018

Shoot Exhibit Opening Reception at Art Gallery of Viera

Join the Art Gallery of Viera celebrating the opening of their juried photography exhibit "Shoot!" on July 14th from 5:30 to 8.  Expect great art, appetizers and company!  During the month of July raffle tickets are being sold for art donated by the gallery artists benefiting the Viera Wetlands.  

Monday, July 9, 2018

Process, an exhibit of drawings, sculptures, and paintings by Frits Van Eeden

Treasure Trove, Fine Functional Art at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in August

Exhibit Dates: July 31-Sept. 1, 2018
Treasure Trove, Fine Functional Art, promises to be a unique shopping event at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. The front gallery will be turned into a boutique of fabulous, hand-crafted and up-cycled ‘treasures’ by a variety of artisans. There is sure to be something for everyone at this event.Plan to attend the First Friday Opening Reception on August 3, from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Arts Districts of Eau Gallie in Melbourne, FL. All events are free and open to the public. 

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  

News from Fifth Avenue Art Gallery about the 100% Pure Florida Exhibition

Exhibit Dates: January 29 - February 24, 2019
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is making changes to the 100% Pure Florida Exhibition to make it a better exhibition for participating artists. We are moving the 100% Pure Florida exhibition from September 2018 to February in 2019 and will continue with February in succeeding years. This is to take advantage of increased traffic generated by seasonal tourists and part time residents that will be in Florida in February. Our gallery records show increased sales during this time of the year. 

Another change is to increase the space allocated to the show if applications increase. This is the premier exhibition in Brevard County and we want to make it bigger and better for Florida Artists. This exhibit is open to all Florida artists, 18 years of age and older. There is no subject limitation. The entry deadline is December 1, 2018. For further details please see the application on our website:
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Arts Districts of Eau Gallie in Melbourne, FL. All events are free and open to the public. 

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

“Spoken Art” Evening at Studios of Cocoa Beach

Join the artist and friends of the Studios of Cocoa Beach as they celebrate the first of planned monthly spoken word events presented in a setting of local art.  Each month will feature a variety of spoken performances.

On Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm Studio artist Jeff Tressler will be sharing his unique Hometown Tales and poems and a reading from his latest book for children “Gull Ability” a fanciful exploration of life along the shore.  He will be signing this book as well as his four previous books for adults and children.

Jeff is an author, storyteller, and poet whose goal is to “Paint the world with words.”  Since moving to Cocoa Beach five years ago he has collected local stories and inspirations.  His books and tales celebrate local sites and people and the experience of living near the ocean.

Feel free to bring beverages and snacks to this family friendly event at the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach.  The studios is the creative hub of the beaches, a non profit art gallery featuring the work of local artists and offering classes for adults and children.  For more information visit or call Jeff at 407-376-0348.

Process, an exhibition of drawings, sculptures, and paintings by Frits Van Eeden at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit Dates: July 3-31, 2018
Opening tomorrow at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is Process, an exhibition of drawings, sculptures, and paintings by Frits Van Eeden. An Opening Reception will be held on First Friday, July 6th, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. There will be opportunity to enter a drawing to win an embellished giclee, 19"x16", by Frits. You only need to sign up at the Opening Reception to be eligible. The winner will be drawn at the close of the evening, however you don't need to be present to win. We are very sorry, but due to personal reasons Frits will not be at the opening reception and the Second Saturday talk has been cancelled. However, a video has been created with the artist speaking about the exhibit and what inspires him and his 'process.' This video will be available at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit allowing you insight into the artist whenever you choose to visit. It is also viewable on YouTube at:

This is a rare opportunity to see an all inclusive exhibit of drawings, sculpture, and paintings that demonstrate Frits' creative “process”, from paper to paint. Van Eeden was born in Tilburg in the Netherlands and studied in the "De Vrije School" in the Hague. He then studied in the “Rietveld Acadamy” and was offered membership to the “Pulchri Studio” where he pursued sculpting and painting. He began visiting the United States in the 1970s. In 1979 he entered a juried exhibit at the Artist Forum of Brevard Art Center and Museum of Melbourne. His work won Best in Show. The award was a One Man Show at the museum. He then received a grant from the State of Florida and was made Artist-in Residence at the museum and has served on and off as a major instructor for over 30 years. Over the years until present day, he has inspired and instructed hundreds of students with his spontaneous style and genius for color and composition.

Frits’ work is exhibited and collected in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. The exhibit will run from July 3 - July 31. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Arts Districts of Eau Gallie in Melbourne, FL. All events are free and open to the public. 


Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935