Friday, July 31, 2015

Melbourne Fall Festival Call for Artists

What?
Celebrating over two decades of success in Downtown Melbourne, the Melbourne Fall Festival is currently the largest free admittance art festival and concert series in all of the Central Florida. Boasting nationally recognized bands and over 200 Artists, this event is truly a joy for the entire community.

Where?
For this yearly event, we close down roughly 5 blocks of East New Haven Avenue (also known as Main Street) in Melbourne, Florida and its side streets and open it up to artists to sell and interact with the public. The Fall Festival typically brings in between 30,000-40,000 visitors over the 3 day event. Located on Florida's Space Coast, we are just two miles from the beach and a short drive to Orlando.
When?
November 6th, 7th & 8th 2015
Additional Info
Promotion of the event to the art-buying public in television commercials, newspapers, radio, direct mail, press releases, billboards, magazines, and social media valued at over $35,000

Featured Artist and Best of Show Artists packages will be awarded 

Artist amenities include booth sitting, water, welcome bags and a complimentary artist breakfast on Sunday 
Participate
Jury/Booth fees are:
$32 - Application fee
$265 - for a single 10x10 booth space


DEADLINE - AUGUST 31st 
  Melbourne Main Street|321-724-1741 | melbournefallartfestival@gmail.com | www.melbournefallartfestival.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 Exhibition Schedule in the Harris Corporation Art Gallery at the King Center for the Performing Arts




Melbourne, FL – The schedule is now in place for the artists who will be featured in the Harris Corporation Art Gallery at the King Center for the Performing Arts during the 2015-2016 season.

The art exhibits are open throughout performances for viewing by ticketed patrons attending main stage events at the King Center.  Harris Corporation Art Gallery is an elegant space located in the main lobby of the King Center where many Central Florida and local artists can feature their work for the community to enjoy.

When available, FREE open to the public viewing is offered and determined by each featured artist.  Viewing dates are added and subject to change throughout the gallery season.  Check kingcenter.com for updated listing of free open to the public dates.

The King Center is a Direct Support Organization of Eastern Florida State College and is a 501 (c) (3) Not-for-Profit organization.  For more information on the Harris Corporation Art Gallery, please call 321-433-5717.

The following schedule is subject to change without notice:
           
AUGUST 3 – AUGUST 30
All That Art
Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard
Photography 
                
AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 27
Varley’s Views
Robert Varley
FREE open to the public reception, including light refreshments, on September 3
from 6pm – 8pm                   
Photography

SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 25
EFSC Art Faculty
Eastern Florida State College Art Faculty 
Mixed
           
OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 22
Heirlooms in Porcelain
Denice Van Waardenburg & Vera Shimon
Porcelain

NOVEMBER 23 – JANUARY 10
Porcelain Art
Florida Porcelain Artists
Porcelain

JANUARY 11 – JANUARY 31
A Touch of Clay
Suzanne Parisien Frank      
Clay

FEBRUARY 1 – FEBRUARY 28
Celebrating Diversity
Central Brevard Art Association    
Mixed

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 27
My Fanciful World
Elizabeth Kaufman  
Mixed

MARCH 28 – APRIL 24                 
EFSC Juried Student Art Exhibit
Eastern Florida State College Art Students           
Mixed

APRIL 25 – MAY 29        
The World As I See It
Jim Kalupa
Photography

MAY 30 – JUNE 26        
Stop, Look & Listen
Barry Schoenholz     
Mixed

JUNE 27 – JULY 24       
Around The World
Leda Costa    
Photography

Ongoing Oil Painting Classes With Tricia Eisen


When: Monday Mornings from 10:00 - 12:30. 
Where: Ralph's Art Supply at 1420 Highland Ave; Eau Gallie, Florida 

Come join in the fun, and learn to paint with Tricia Eisen on Mondaymornings from 10:00 - 12:30
 

Everyone is welcome at any time. The cost is $20.00 per week, with monthly registration required.
 

For more information, please contact Tricia at (321) 508-4281

Monday, July 27, 2015

Second Glance with Heather Kelley at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit dates: September 29 - October 30, 2015

Plan to visit Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in October. Heather Kelley, a member artist, will be mounting a one woman exhibition at the gallery from September 29th through October 30th. 
Come meet her at the opening reception on Friday, October 2nd, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm.

Heather studied art during an artistic revolutionary period. Her influences lie in op, pop, minimal, conceptual, performance, feminist and modern realism. “Second Glance” represents how these influences have influenced her growth as an artist. 

According to Heather, modern realism “creates a realism that the camera cannot see. That is, it is not photographic, but interprets the image with a medium more capable of breaking the 2-dimensional plane by emphasis, lighting, and paint application. It is about forms, space, colors, and textures, without an agenda to tell a story about the image.  In her figurative pieces, each muscular structure is modeled by layer upon layer of paint to achieve dimensional believability but not necessarily perfection.  Her abstract works also forego storytelling, in favor of peaceful imagery.  She is hopeful viewers will enjoy the simplicity and honesty inherent in minimalist works.

Heather grew up in Orlando with private art instruction from local artists. She has been painting since age 10.  Her art degree is from The University of Florida, with graduate work at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She resides in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

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

One Word at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit runs: July 28th - August 29th

Opening Reception: August 7, 2015    5:30 to 8:30 pm
Plan to come to First Friday, August 7th, at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Their opening reception will run from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. They are pleased to host the invitational, interactive exhibit, One Word, opening on July 28th at 1470 Highland Avenue, Eau Gallie. We all know that “a picture is worth … a thousand words”, but what happens when you ask artists to use their talents to express “one word“?

Each of the participating artists received a three word list from which they picked their “one word”, and have used their creativity to express that word. One word will be the title of their creation. The interactive part of the exhibit happens when viewers try to match the artwork to the correct title. It may not be as easy as it sounds. All artwork titles will be hidden from view until the matches have been made. 

The exhibit will run from July 28th through August 29th.

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

10th Annual 100% Pure Florida Juried Exhibit at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit runs: September 1 - September 27, 2015
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery's highly anticipated 10th Annual 100% Florida juried exhibit will open on Tuesday, September 1st. Come and meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, September 4th, during First Friday in downtown Eau Gallie. Awards will be presented that evening. The judge this year is Robin Maria Pedrero. Ms Pedrero is an award-winning artist with work in museum permanent collections, in film and collections worldwide. She is an elected signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Pedrero creates from her Florida studio and was awarded Best Artist in Florida 2012 by Baterby's Art Auction Gallery, is listed in Florida International Magazine’s Florida Artists Hall of Fame and is the featured solo artist in September 2015 at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art in Florida. Pedrero works from her home studio in Longwood Florida, enjoying the company of her dog Max A. Million.

100% Pure Florida traditionally features a collection of juried work from artists all over the state of Florida. Be sure to attend their opening and meet as many of the artists as you can. This is always a wonderful event and is sure to inspire you with the variety of art and mediums you will see. The exhibit will run from September 1st through  September 27th.

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

Call for Art... Recycled at Art and Antiques Studio and Gallery


DUE BY AUGUST 20TH
Artists Notified by August 24th via e-mail
Art & Antique Studio and Gallery announces a CALL FOR ART in any medium for our upcoming "RECYCLED" theme show, September 4 through 28, 2015. 
Opening Reception September 4, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
JPG’S e-mailed to ThereseART@aol.com or photos sent to Gallery (JPG = 300 dpi, no larger than 1mg)
Checks and applications sent to Gallery – 1419 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935
One application per piece
Delivery: - hand delivered Saturday, August 29, 2015, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Pick up artwork on Tuesday, September 29th from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm

$100 judges choice award
2 entries max; $25 first entry and $15 for second entry
30% commission on works sold
Max. Size – 45” in any direction


To see the prospectus and the application form...  Click Here

Entries to be considered are due by August 20th. $100 JUDGES CHOICE AWARD for best entry! For information, prospectus and details call 321-253-5553,
or visit our website www.artandantiquestudio.com to download a PDF

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Appreciation...

Thanks to Lois Ann Mittleman for renewing as a Friend of Brevard Art News. Your support is greatly appreciated.  Please click on her badge in the right column to learn for about her and her art.


News from Kathie Benson

Sherry Gorey, Barbara Smythers and Kathie Benson have all been accepted into the St Augustine Art Association's 6th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibition.


Congratulations to all of you...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Palm Coast Artist Connects with His Creator

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST KENNY FASNACHT
SHARES HIS SPECIAL ARTISTIC TALENTS


FLAGLER BEACH, FL – On Friday, August 7th, 6 – 9 PM, Palm Coast artist Kenny Fasnacht opens his one-person show “The Magical Color Palette of His Creator” at Ocean Art Gallery, 200 S. Oceanshore Blvd. (A1A), Flagler Beach, across from the historic Flagler Beach Pier. The show will run from August 5th – 31st and is free to the public.

Fasnacht began his professional art career late in life but is rapidly gaining a strong reputation for his dynamic, colorful photographs of landscapes on canvas and, more recently, on metal. Artists sometimes have momentous events in their lives that create dramatic changes and Fasnacht had just such an occurrence. Working through it, he recognized that a closer connection with a higher power was necessary in his life. He opened himself to a greater religious experience than he had ever had, with the result being a deeper appreciation for the natural landscapes of Flagler County.

Fasnacht began to appreciate nature in a more spiritual way as he recognized the role his Creator played in everything he was seeing through his camera lens. In time, Fasnacht clearly recognized the direct connection between his beliefs and his photographs. His photographic art is not “religious art,” nor does he talk about the spiritual essence behind his work, unless asked. Yet, there is an obvious connection that resides in the titles of his artwork. Pieces bearing names such as "His Path" and "Walk with Me" are current examples.

“Walk with Me,” a 36” x 24” image of Princess Place Preserve on a polished aluminum panel, valued at $1200, has been donated by Fasnacht to be raffled during his art show. All proceeds will benefit the Flagler Beach Photography Club’s Joseph Delarosby Photography Scholarship which helps anyone . Club president Ed Siarkowicz praised Fasnacht’s talent and his generous contribution of “Walk with Me” for the raffle. Tickets ($10/1 or $25/3) may be purchased at Ocean Art Gallery throughout August and the drawing will be held at the gallery during its September art opening reception for Michelle Palmucci on 9/4/2015.

After retiring from a 20-year career in the Navy, Fasnacht coached football at Nease High School in St. Augustine for five years before moving to Palm Coast with his wife, Lee. He is an active member of the Flagler Beach Photography Club (past president) and has shown his art at Ocean Art Gallery since 2014.

Everyone is invited to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments while viewing his stunning artwork. Flagler Beach’s First Friday “Music in the Park” will be in session right around the corner and there are over 12 restaurants within five blocks of the gallery.

Call for Art: Tropical Daze Art Show at Art Gallery of Viera

Art Gallery of Viera announces a 'Call for Art' for our annual Tropical Daze Art Show.
 It's HOT HOT HOT...
This show is now open to all mediums and the theme is our tropical lifestyle...
To enter go to the gallery's website www.artgalleryofviera.com 
and scroll down the opening page  to our 'call for art' section. 
This show will feature a Peoples Choice Award 
and the winner will be one of our Featured Artists in 2016. 

Submission Deadline....July 30th, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) First Friday (Aug 7) with Dog Days of Summer

The Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street (EGAD!) celebrates every First Friday of the month and on
August 7 from 6:30-9:30pm, you are invited to bring your dog, preferably in costume, to DOG DAYS
OF SUMMER. Along with live music from Oranga Tanga in the band shell and arts and crafts vendors
in Eau Gallie Square, our annual fun dog show will feature a contest with confirmed celebrity judges
including Rebecca Shireman (Space Coast Living); Kelly Delmonico (City of Melbourne), Wendy Noke
(Sea World Rescue); Suzy Leonard (Florida Today); and Angelica Kincade (Drag Queen).

Enjoy dinner at one of EGAD’s restaurants or ribs from JR’S Rib Shack along with hot dogs and ice
cream. Beer and wine are available in the park and all vendors take cash and credit cards. The
celebration in Eau Gallie Square is free and open to the public. Stroll along historic Highland Avenue
to see what’s happening in the shops and galleries and to see what whimsical water bowls the
merchants have provided.

Also, don't forget that First Friday highlights the Art Walk where all the galleries have opening receptions for new exhibits.  Be sure to stop by.

To be a vendor at First Friday, please visit the website – http://www.eaugalliearts.com/first-friday/.
Public parking is on Highland Avenue, the city lot on Guava Ave and St. Clair Street, and on Pineapple
Avenue between Montreal Ave and Eau Gallie Boulevard. Bring Fido and the rest of the pack down
for hot summer fun. Hours are 6:30-9:30p.m. There is an ATM across the street from the square.
For more information about EGAD, please visit our web site--www.eaugalliearts.com.

Watercolor Class for Absolute Beginners with Susan Stone


Fifth Avenue Art Gallery - Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson's exhibit, Metamorphosis - The Transformative Art of Joe Thompson will be closing on Saturday the 25th. Don't miss your chance to see his out of the box work.

Joe, a former Fifth Avenue Gallery member, is a self-taught artist from Vinings, Georgia and has been a sculptor for nearly 15 years, beginning with wood in the hills of Vermont, then moving on to steel in North Georgia. In his time away from the gallery he has also discovered house paint and a torch! The result is exciting. 

Joe Thompson is an award winning sculptor. In 2011, he was commissioned to build a twenty foot tall stainless steel sculpture for the Canaveral Port Authority in Port Canaveral, Fl. Having begun his carrier with found objects, he developed a  habit for finding cheap materials and using these materials to inspire his pieces. Joe sums up his work by saying: “I go to my shop everyday and give ART a place to happen. I feel like if I am there waiting, eventually my subconscious is going to deliver something great. You just have to be diligent and keep the faith. Endurance is more important than Truth!” 


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

Monday, July 20, 2015

Susan Stone is having a Studio Moving Sale July 24th and 25th.

Susan Stone is having a Studio Moving Sale July 24th and 25th.

Select originals and prints reduced to sell. Up to 50% (and some a bit more) off!
Yes, you read that right… up to HALF OFF original paintings and prints!!  It’s a little bit nuts, but I have to condense a bit with moving into a new studio space and don't want to have to move all of them either!.
This  won’t happen again in the near future, so if you want one of my originals or prints for next to nothing, this is the time to stop by.  
  Do you want more than one?  Make me an offer.  First come first served.  
Questions?  E-mail me at susan@jsusancolestone.com

Friday, July 24 2-6pm
Saturday, July 25th 8-12pm

Riverview Studios
1708 Riverview Drive
Melbourne, FL 32901

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Appreciation

Thanks so much to artist Carolyn Seiler, the artists of Pieces of 8, to those at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, and to artist Lynda Kodwyck for renewing as Friends of Brevard Art News.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  

Please click on their badges in the right column to see what they are up to.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Art Gallery of Viera - Sizzling Summer Sale


Starting July 19th and running throughout August, Art Gallery of Viera will hold its annual Sizzling Hot Summer Sale! Their artists have been busy putting red dots on sale items and they will be found all over the gallery. From that painting over the sofa, to a small artsy gift or print, and even a unique piece of jewelry for yourself, come see what we have to offer. Enjoy our art show, “Exposure”, and look for red to save some green!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Silk Painting Workshops with Vicki Damon at the Art Gallery of Viera

 
 
Silk Scarf Painting Workshop, Thursday, August 6, 10:00-1:00,...Pre-registration required by August 3.
 
Silk Scarf Painting Workshop, Friday, August 14, 1:30 - 4:30....Pre-registration required by August 11.
 
Silk Pillowcase Painting Workshop, Thursday, August 20, 10:00-1:00....Pre-registration required by August 17.
 
Silk Pillowcase Painting Workshop,  Friday, August 28, 1:30 - 4:30....Pre-registration required by August 25.
 
Silk Painting Workshops with Silk Artist, Vicki Damon.
 
Learn the art of silk painting.  Paint your own silk scarf or pillowcase designs using French dyes.  All materials are included with this class.  The projects will be prepped for you and ready for you to choose your own color palette.  These workshops are open to all artistic acumens.  It's fun and exciting to paint your own silk scarf or pillowcase.  They make great gifts too!
 
Pre-registration and deposit is required to hold your space in this popular workshop..  Silk Scarf Workshop is $45.  Silk Pillowcase Workshop is $50.  Contact Vicki Damon at 321-745-7713 or artworks@vickidamon.com to reserve your space.

100% Pure Florida at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit runs: September 1st - September 27th

Opening Reception: September 4, 2015    5:30 to 8:30 pm
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to announce the 10th Annual 100% Pure Florida juried exhibit. This show will open on September 1st with an opening reception on September 4th at 5:30 pm. This venture gathers artwork from all over the state of Florida's best artists. It has, over the years, built a reputation of being a high quality exhibit of a variety of styles of artwork.

This year's judge will be Robin Maria Pedrero. Ms Pedrero is an award-winning artist with work in museum permanent collections, in film and collections worldwide. She is an elected signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Pedrero creates from her Florida studio and was awarded Best Artist in Florida 2012 by Baterby's Art Auction Gallery, is listed in Florida International Magazine’s Florida Artists Hall of Fame and is the featured solo artist in September 2015 at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art in Florida. Pedrero works from her home studio in Longwood Florida, enjoying the company of her dog Max A. Million.

Awards will presented at the opening reception on September 4th. Come and meet the artists and join the celebration of recognition of the best of the best. The exhibit will run through September 27th.

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Heather Kelley at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit dates: September 29 - October 30, 2015

Heather Kelley, a member artist at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, will be mounting a one woman exhibition at the gallery from September 29th through October 30th. Come meet her at the opening reception on Friday, October 2nd, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm.

Heather studied art during an artistic revolutionary period. Her influences lie in op, pop, minimal, conceptual, performance, feminist and modern realism. “Second Glance” represents how these influences have influenced her growth as an artist. 

According to Heather, modern realism “creates a realism that the camera cannot see. That is, it is not photographic, but interprets the image with a medium more capable of breaking the 2-dimensional plane by emphasis, lighting, and paint application. It is about forms, space, colors, and textures, without an agenda to tell a story about the image.  In my figurative pieces, each muscular structure is modeled by layer upon layer of paint to achieve dimensional believability but not necessarily perfection.  My abstract works also forego storytelling, in favor of peaceful imagery.  I am hopeful my viewers will enjoy the simplicity and honesty inherent in my minimalist works.”

Heather grew up in Orlando and, with private art instruction from local artists, has been painting since age 10.  Her art degree is from the University of Florida, with graduate work at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She resides in Melbourne Beach, Florida.