Friday, April 17, 2015

Mindy Colton to exhibit at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in May


Exhibit runs: April 28th -May 30, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30 to 8:30p, 


 The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to present the art of Mindy Colton. 

Award-winning Orlando artist Mindy Z. Colton, originally from New York City, was classically trained in all the traditional arts. She pursued a career in graphic design and illustration, eventually leaving behind her successful career to follow her true passion as a fine artist. Her focus in recent years has been sculpture. She is known for her unique sculptural horses and large outdoor art. 

Mindy’s fine art--including sculptures, paintings, mixed media, and photography, have been exhibited in numerous solo and two-person shows, and more than 150 juried and group shows garnering over 100 awards. Mindy has exhibited and won awards in both two dimensional and three dimensional mediums.    

 Mindy  Colton: Unbridled Spirits

Nancy Seib at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery during April


The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Nancy Seib, who was the 2014 Winner of our 100% Pure Florida competition last year, will be showcased in their front gallery for the month of April. 

Nancy received her MFA from the University of Chicago and came to Brevard to teach at BCC which is now Eastern Florida State College.   Nancy's art reflects the varied disciplines she has taught, combining styles and media, but always with a little philosophic edge.  

Nancy is a member of the Ten Women in Art and has exhibited in numerous locations with them.  Over the years, she has been selected to exhibit in many juried shows, both national and international.   Her photographic assemblage  "Windows"  is in the permanent collection of the Foosaner Art Museum. 

Using her art, Nancy continues to explore what she understands of the world.  However, she hopes to express these things with a little irony and humor.

Artwork: Nancy Seib, Me and the Universe, mixed media

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

Results of Paws for Veterans Fundraiser at Art Gallery of Viera



What: Art Gallery of Viera presented Paws for Veterans with the Results of their Fundraising Efforts.

Where: Art Gallery of Viera, 2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111, Viera, FL 32940

When: At the Opening Reception of Vision 2015, April 11, 2015
Contact Information: Susan Stone,  susan@jsusancolestone.com, (401) 596-4266
As a result of fundraising efforts during their Pause for Pets Show, Art Gallery of Viera was proud to present Paws for Veterans with a total of $1152.09 to aid in their efforts assisting our veterans.
Paws For Veterans provides our veterans with medical help, psychiatric service dogs, service dog training, service dog supplies, and veterinary care.  Dogs are acquired from shelters, thereby saving the life of a dog as well helping a veteran.  Additionally, by rescuing a dog for a veteran, it makes room for another dog in the shelter.
Shown are (L-R front row) Combat Veteran Jeff Mahl and Patches; Megan Berkau (Jeff's fiancĂ©),  Debbie Daubenspeck, Paws for Veterans Board Member and Helen Wheatley, Director of Membership at Art Gallery of Viera
(Back) Sara Buckley, Board Member of Paws for Veterans,  and J. Susan Cole Stone, Executive Director at Art Gallery of Viera

Monday, April 13, 2015

Notice about Old Mel High from John Emery

SAVE OLD MEL HI
Everyone who cares about the old Mel Hi building downtown Melbourne on New Haven
across from the post office is asked to attend the school board meeting Tuesday evening
wearing WHITE.  The meeting starts at 5:30 pm out at the school district building in Viera
(to the north of the county government buildings), but the old Mel Hi building issue is
#35 on their agenda.  So if you arrive 6:30 or so no problem....alert your friends.  This
may well be our last moment to change the course of this 1926 landmark building and
help it avoid the bulldozers.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Vision 2015 ... the Strawbridge Art League's annual exhibit is hanging at Art Gallery of Viera

 Best of Show "Zeitgeist" by Becky Beerensson

The opening of the Strawbridge Art League Vision 2015 show was last night (April 11) at Art Gallery of Viera in The Avenue. The show will hang until May 3rd. Don't miss seeing this wonderful show.

During the  Opening Reception, awards were presented as follows:

Best of Show
Becky Beerensson - "Zeitgeist"  ink

Gold
Janet Gerhardt - "Off-Center Exhuberance" monoprint

Silver
Barbara Burkhardt - "November" watercolor

Brevard Watercolor Society
J. Susan Cole Stone - "Night Blooming Cereus" watercolor

Central Brevard Art Association
Helen Wheately - "Coming Home" Mixed Media

Titusville Art League
Witha Lacuesta - "Cosmic Heart" watercolor

Art Gallery of Viera
Chris O' Malley - "A Quiet Place" watercolor

Merit Awards

Karol Bobb
Earl Hansen
Paula Phelps
Candida Thorpe
Anna Jo Vahle
Anna Jo Vahle

Contratulations to all the artists in the show.



Friday, April 10, 2015

Damien Share Discussion and Demo at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit runs: March 31 through April 26

Second Saturday Event: April 11, 2015: 2:00 pm

Brevard's own Damien Share  who has the front room exhibit at  the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery for the month of April,  is participating in our Second Saturday event, April 11th, at 2:00 pm. Damien, in this very rare event, will be discussing his style of painting and giving a short demo.   

Art fits his life style of healthy living, surfing when the waves are performing, and being present for parenting activities. “I like to think that art is not about competing but cooperating with fellow artists.”  You will find opportunities to buy Damien Share's work only in Brevard County. He works exclusively in acrylics,  which give the work a bold look. Every piece ties him to water, be it ocean or the Lagoon. Prepare yourself for an exciting show and an opportunity to talk to an authentic ‘surfer artist’.

View Damien’s art at http://artofdamienshare.com 

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the premier member gallery in Brevard County, was established in 1975. It is artist owned and operated. The gallery is located in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum. 
Gallery telephone number is 321 259-8261. 

Camera Club of Brevard April 2015 Context Winners


The Camera Club of Brevard held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 7. The program was by Wallace Weeks, an extraordinary travel photographer, who showed us how to transform so-so travel photos into stunning travel photos through the use of post processing. The photo competition theme was open, and a Creative Class competition was also held. The winners are shown above.
The May 5th program will feature Mike Brown. Mike has been a photojournalist for 30 years, and is one of the world's best photographers of NASA and other rocket missions.  Mike's presentation, "What it Takes to be a Photojournalist, Yesterday and Today," will discuss photojournalism and how it has changed over the years. He will also exhibit some great photographs and detail their capture and use. The May photo contest theme is “The Water’s Edge.” Members may submit one photograph to the contest.
The CCB meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave. in historic Eau Gallie. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information see www.ccbrevard.org.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Call for Art ... all artists: Come into My Garden at Art and Antique Gallery

Take in is Saturday, April 2

Art and Antique Gallery 321-253-5553 


Acrylic Painting 101 with AnnaJo Vahle


When:             Saturday May 16, 2015

Where:            Titusville Art League
                        1421 Draa Road, Titusville 32796

Time:              10 AM to 3:00 PM

Cost:               $75.00 per person (Three (3) students minimum for workshop)

Who:               AnnaJo welcomes artists with any range of expertise from beginner to advanced.

Register:         Please call Theresa Grosse, TAL Education Director at 321-289-1130.
Register on or before Wednesday, May 13th.

Materials:      To obtain a list of materials needed for the workshop go to:
You do not have to purchase all the paints or brushes.
AnnaJo suggests you at least have a small, medium, large, and liner brush.  Canvas size can be 16 x 20 or smaller; a pallet, misting bottle for water,
water container and paper towels. You may also use oil paints if you prefer
them to acrylics.

Lunch Provided

Watercolor Classes with Susan Blakeslee


Monday, April 6, 2015

Beginning Watercolor Class with Bobbi Q. Brown




Classes will be held at the Cape Canaveral Library
Beginning Friday, April 17 from 9:30-12:30
Classes will be ongoing

The cost is $15 per 3-hour class. Learn to paint like a pro in a fun, supportive environment. Beginners only please. Contact Bobbi at 321-536-7773 or at BobbiQBrown@hotmail.com. 


Art Camp!! 2015


This popular program is all about creating, learning and having fun. For 10 weeks Carolyn Seiler shares all she knows about art with your kids. Each one-week session explores a variety of techniques in painting, drawing, mixed media, clay, and recycled sculpture. While creating, kids learn about the biographies of creative people or facts about the natural world in a system of integrated learning that is unique in Brevard County.

Art Camp is open to children ages 5-12. Each camp meets 10 am to 1pm daily for one week. $155 includes all materials and supplies, an Art Camp tee-shirt and
Friday pizza party.
Visit carolynseiler.com, call 321-637-0444 or stop by Carolyn Seiler Studio to register your creative child for any of the following weeks.
June 1-5
June 8-12
June 15-19
June 22-26
June 29-July 3
July 6-10
July 13-17
July 20-24
July 27-31

Watercolor Classes with Susan Stone


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Cocoa Village Spring Gallery Walk

Saturday, April 11, 2015 6-9 pm
The Artists of Cocoa Village are teaming up to throw another party! Join them on Saturday 4/11 from 6-9pm for a night of outstanding local art, live music, and amusing people. Bring your friends, stroll the streets, sign up to win prizes and see what’s new in the Cocoa Art Scene. In all more than 25 artists will be on hand to meet, greet and show you their best stuff. This event is free and open to the public.
Call Carolyn@321-637-0444 or Loys @321-637-0061 or visit
us on Facebook @ Cocoa Village Gallery Walk.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Strawbridge Art League Vision Show opens at Art Gallery of Viera on April 11


Carol Schiff

On The Beach
Carol Schiff is pleased to announce that she is in contact with the Set Design Department of the CBS show “Hawaii Five O”.   They have purchased two seascape Giclee prints to be included in shows being filmed now, for the upcoming season.  

Congratulations Carol!

SC Another Call
  

ArtWorks of Eau Gallie: Call to Artists


 
Applications are now being accepted for the 19th Annual ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival on November 21 & 22, 2015. This art festival is held along Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne.
 
*100 juried artists working "en plein air."
 
*Artist Awards:  $25,000 in cash awards and ribbons will be presented.  This includes the $3500 "Best of Show" Award.   Demonstrators' Awards are also included.
 
*Sponsor Purchase Awards:  $4000.
 
The Prospectus and Application are on the web site.  For more information and to apply, please visit:www.artworksofeaugallie.org
 

April Class Schedule - Art Expressions


Friday, April 3, 2015

Damien Share at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in April


Opening Reception: April 3, 5:30 to 8:30 

Brevard's own Damien Share will have the front gallery at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery for the month of April.


Damien has a well-known exhibit spot on A1A.   He is there every Sunday morning with original works and prints, painting and talking with buyers who own many of his pieces and are looking for more.  How did it all start?   By studying original work by Norman Rockwell in his formative years, Damien recognized that being an artist meant having a job and supporting a family with lots of hard work and flexibility. He went for the brass ring and never lost sight of the prize.

Art fits his life style of healthy living, surfing when the waves are performing, and being present for parenting activities. “I like to think that art is not about competing but cooperating with fellow artists.”  You will find opportunities to buy Damien Share's work only in Brevard County. He works exclusively in acrylics,   which give the work a bold look. Every piece ties him to water, be it ocean or the Lagoon. Prepare yourself for an exciting show and an opportunity to talk to an authentic ‘surfer artist’.

View Damien’s art at www.theartofdamienshare.com 

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the premier member gallery in Brevard County, was established in 1975. It is artist owned and operated. The gallery is located in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum. 
Gallery telephone number is 321 259-8261.


Artwork: Clutching Palms, Damien Share

Minday Colton exhibits at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in May

Exhibit runs: April 28th -May 30, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30 to 8:30p, 


 The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to present the art of Mindy Colton. 

Award-winning Orlando artist Mindy Z. Colton, originally from New York City, was classically trained in all the traditional arts. She pursued a career in graphic design and illustration, eventually leaving behind her successful career to follow her true passion as a fine artist. Her focus in recent years has been sculpture. She is known for her unique sculptural horses and large outdoor art. 

Mindy’s fine art--including sculptures, paintings, mixed media, and photography, have been exhibited in numerous solo and two-person shows, and more than 150 juried and group shows garnering over 100 awards. Mindy has exhibited and won awards in both two dimensional and three dimensional mediums.    

Artwork: Mindy Colton: Mustang Memories, sculpture 


Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

Encaustic Workshop with Judy Edwards