Saturday, November 22, 2014

This weekend... ArtWorks Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival - November 22 and 23 - Melbourne Florida

Don't miss the ArtWorks Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival It is this coming weekend and has something for everyone.   

It is two days of showing the public how artists work in their medium. Great music and food come along with the package. ArtWorks utilizes the talents of local musicians (including local high school ensembles) and local food vendors.
There will be 100+ artists demonstrating their skills along Highland Avenue and the side streets.  The Florida Chalk Artists will be there too.  And in the Civic Center will be the Meet the Authors Book Fair and the Porcelain Artists.  So there is something for the whole family.

Be sure to drop by and enjoy.

Artists.... Cindy sent me her booth number.  Anyone else want to do the same. I'll be glad to add them on.

Cindy Michaud will be in booth #114 on the south side of Highland Avenue Saturday and Sunday...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Art Market at Art More Place

The Holiday Art Market at Art More Place is on November 29th from 10am to 6pm. The Art More Place consists of  16 local artists selling their unique treasures and art, professional photographer, Photo Fun taking Holiday Family Portraits and Happy Belly offering healthy and delicious food.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery Designer Craft Show

Exhibit runs: through Jan. 3, 2015, open Mondays through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday, 1:00 to 4;00 through December 30.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is now featuring our 32nd  Designer Craft Show and you won't be disappointed.  Beautiful, unique gifts in all price ranges. This year we have handmade, one-of-a-kind crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country’s best artisans. There is blown glass, pottery, hand made books, hundreds of  hand crafted Christmas ornaments, fabulous jewelry and much more. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is the place to do all your holiday shopping.

Stop by during ArtWorks,  November 22nd and 23rd.  We are open Monday - Friday, 10 to 5, and Sunday, 1 to 4.
The earlier you shop the better the selection. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery's Craft Show is known for the excellent selection of hand-crafted gifts for your friends and family. This year will be no exception. 
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the premier member gallery in Brevard County, was established in 1975. It is artist owned and operated. We will be celebrating our fortieth anniversary in February, 2015. The gallery is located in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Art Gallery Christmas Cards With Ree at the Cocoa Beach Library

Wednesday, December 3, 10 am-12 pm
In this class you will learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create 3 high quality Christmas cards. Beautiful, quality materials, including card stock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the price of the class of $10. Class size is limited and advanced registration is required.  Contact Ree Nathan at or call (321) 961-2350 or 
(321) 773-0095.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Out My Backdoor exhibit

From December 1, 2014, though January 31, 2015, the 22nd Floor Gallery of the Florida State Capitol Building will feature the outstanding work of seven Brevard county visual artists in a Florida-themed exhibit entitled OUT MY BACKDOOR.  Working within the theme but in a wide variety of media and styles, the artists have produced an exciting offering.  Marilyn Cook brings us subtle, dream-like photographs; Nancy Baur Dillen carries us away with fantasy seascapes and imaginary characters in oil; Lydia Friedland produces large, exuberant textiles out of unlikely materials, Carol Garutti invites the viewer into intimate and colorful abstract digital compositions, Susan Martin immerses us in vibrant acrylic close ups of tropical foliage, Ellen Pavlakos calms us with the elegance of classically-styled bronzes, and Jean Thomas interprets the influences of water upon us with its colors, motion and changing appearance.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sharon Burridge Stained Glass at Art and Antique Studio and Gallery

Reception 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Art & Antique Gallery
1419 Highland Avenue – Eau Gallie

Outstanding Stain Glass  by:  Sharon Burridge
"Creating Glass that is special to me and my client is very rewarding”

Sharon Burridge began working with glass in 1978.  She loved glass from the first day and still feels the same. In the beginning, she sold her work in sidewalk art shows and now sells her work  out of her Studio, downstairs from her home on North Merritt Island; Brooke Pottery Gallery, Lakeland, FL, Art and Antique Gallery in Eau Gallie.  I love to hear what my clients want and need. To Sharon -Glass is both beautiful and functional.

Two of Sharon’s largest installations can be seen at: 
  1. In Boca Raton at Gumbo Limbo Environmental Park, on A1A.  She has installed 6 windows-6 feet tall and 3 feet wide that tell the story from an historical perspective of what the area was like in the 1500’s
  2. Closer to home you can see a large wall of 36 windows at Resurrection Lutheran Church on Minuteman in Cocoa Beach.  Jesus’ halo creates a reflection that moves with the sun. Prisms of light create multiple rainbows that move across the pews, in effect touching the people with light.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Silk Painting Workshop at Courtyard Studio

Fiber artist Linda Geiger will teach a beginner’s workshop entitled “Silk Painting Basics” at the Courtyard Studio, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District. The two-day workshop will take place on Monday, December 1 and Monday December 8, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The cost is $45 for both days. Participants will complete an original piece of art suitable for framing or use in a sewing project in this informative, hands-on workshop.
Silk Painting Basics with Linda Geiger
Monday, December 1st AND Monday December 8th, 2014
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Cost: $45, supplies included
For more information call 321-784-9347 or email
Courtyard Studio is located at 1425 Highland Avenue in Eau Gallie, Florida, next to Art & Antique Studio and Gallery.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Art That Pops at The Downtown Art Gallery in Titusville

     ART that POPS! 
Elizabeth Sammons- Art Opening
     The Downtown Art Gallery
      Friday, Nov 21st  6-10pm

Acrylic paintings of animals; horses, cats and dogs of different breeds in fun, bold colors that pop off the canvas! 

Elizabeth Sammons will be on display starting Nov 17th through Christmas. Her artwork is perfect for
holiday gift giving.  

Join us Friday, November 21st for her  Opening Reception.  

Spiced Mulled Apple Cider Cocktails will be served along with Harvest  Hors d' oeuvres. Yum!
Free Event. Public welcome  
For info call Heidi at 321-268-0122.

Jeanette Drake featured artists in December at Art Gallery of Viera

Who: Art Gallery of Viera
What: December's Featured Artist
When: December 1st through December 31st
Where: Art Gallery of Viera, at The Avenue, Viera - between J. Grace & Co. and The Avenue office.

  Another year ends at Art Gallery of Viera, and what a year it has been. The gallery has celebrated it's fifth anniversary and has become the place to see local artists and their wares. The gallery's amazing success, even during trying times, is due in large part, to it dynamic board of directors. And during their year end holiday gift shop, the gallery is proud to highlight one of it's founders and it's financial director, Jeanette Drake.

  Jeanette Drake is an award-winning artist and is the featured artist in December at the Art Gallery of Viera.

  Jeanette was born and raised in Miami, FL and after retirement from Miami Dade College she would devote much of her time to painting. She began with classes in 2004 in Botanical Illustration at Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami. Now retired in Melbourne, Jeanette enjoys her second career as an artist and has won many top awards for her watercolor paintings. She is one of three artists who have been on the Board of the Art Gallery of Viera since it began more than 5 years ago

  Jeanette is well known for her detail, particularly in her paintings of the local wildlife and tropical flowers. She uses many washes and layers in her paintings but it is the detail that appeals to Jeanette and that which makes her paintings come to life.

  Although watercolor is her favorite medium, Jeanette has recently begun painting with acrylics and will have Christmas themed hand painted gourds on display at the Art Gallery of Viera in their “Holiday Gift Shop”.

  Jeanette is a member of: Brevard Cultural Alliance, Florida Watercolor Society, Brevard Watercolor Society, Strawbridge Art League and Titusville Art League.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Guest Artist Kerr Grabowski to Speak At Friends of Textiles Lecture Nov. 18

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts will host guest artist Kerr Grabowski in the next Friends of Textiles Lecture Series event on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

The event will begin with a reception at 5:15 p.m. at the center, which is next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne. At 6 p.m., Grabowski will present a gallery tour of her work. The talk is presented in conjunction with the center’s current exhibit, Embellished: A Celebration of Wearable Art, on view through Dec. 13.

Kerr Grabowski’s history as a fiber artist has been marked by her constant experimentation with innovative approaches to dyeing and screening processes. She developed Deconstructed Screen Printing, a monoprinting technique allowing for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing.

Formerly Artist in Residence at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, N.J., Kerr now maintains a studio in Bay Saint Louis, Miss. A past recipient of a Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship and New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship, Kerr is published in Ornament, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Arts Design Book Six, Silk Painting for Fashion and Fine Art and Textiles Now.

Admission to the lecture is $10. It is free to Friends of Textiles members, Florida Tech faculty, staff and full-time students.

Regular hours for the Ruth Funk Center are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The center is next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (321) 674-8313.

Private Charter "Basel Bus" to Attend ART BASEL Miami

Take the  “BASEL BUS” to Miami Beach on Dec. 6 

from the Eau Gallie Arts District to the Miami Beach Convention Center

Melbourne, FL—Act quickly if you have always wanted to attend Art Basel Miami, the premiere art show for modern and contemporary art in the U.S., because the Eau Gallie Arts District has chartered a luxury motor coach, dubbed the BASEL BUS, for the second year to transport local art enthusiasts to Miami Beach for one day, Saturday, December 6. The deadline for purchasing a seat on the bus is Friday, November 14. The fee is $55 plus a small booking fee. 

Miami Beach is on fire with artists, displays and performances in a variety of locations.  The EGAD sponsored BASEL BUS will leave the Eau Gallie Arts District Square Park at 6:30 a.m. and drop you in the center of the action--the Miami Beach Convention Center.  From there, you can walk to multiple art shows happening up and down Collins Avenue in South Beach described on the Basel Bus website.  Brevard’s own Derek Gores, collage artist, will be exhibiting at Aqua Fair at the Aqua Hotel.  For complete details, please visit  

All That Art Photo Competition Results

The  photo Competition and Exhibition at the King Center  was well attended . It  was sponsored by  "The Creative Arts  Foundation of Brevard"  and  hosted  by  sculptor artist  Suzanne Parisien Frank and  helped  by  other  board  members  of the Foundation.  Between  5 pm and 6 pm  more then  seventy five people  viewed the sixty-two juried in photos and  enjoyed hors  d"oeuvres & cocktails.  During the award  portion of the event  guests  were entertained  by  a ten  year old violin prodigy Douglas Dyer . For the  next  month there will be  Peoples Choice  and  the winner will be announce at the beginning  of December.

 the  following are the winners.
1st  place   Erika Masterson
2nd place    Ed Scott
3rd place     David Langdon
Ruth Stanley
Jim Cohoe
Carol Hansen
Adam Nixon
Bridget Geiger
Annette Ameri
Kathy Graham

Titusville Art League offers Mat-Cutting Workshop


Dec. 6, 2014 - 10 am to 12 noon
Cost $10 for members and non-members

Bring your own mats and measurements!
Call Instructor Connie Allen at
321-220-4718 or email her at to register.

The workshop will be held at the newly renovated TAL facility at
1421 Draa Road
Titusville 32796.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Art Gallery of Viera: Holiday Gift Shop

  Art Gallery of Viera will kick off the Holiday season on Saturday, November 8th, from 6-9 pm.   The Opening Reception for Art Gallery of Viera's Holiday Gift Shop is always a big hit.  Shoppers flock to snag the perfect, unique gift for everyone on their shopping list.  The event features a demonstration by Ed Carlson, a free drawing, light refreshments and a few surprises!   November featured artist is Helen Wheatley.
Corporate Ladder by Helen Wheatley

--The Holiday Gift Shop will continue through December... 

The New Era of Fine Art in Viera

Designer Craft Show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is ready for the highly anticipated Designer Craft Show.  Beautiful, unique gifts in all price ranges are available. They have handmade, one-of-a-kind crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country’s best artisans. There is blown glass, handmade dolls and books, pottery, Christmas ornaments, fabulous jewelry and much more. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is the place to do all your holiday shopping.

The earlier you shop the better the selection. For thirty-two years the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has been known for the best hand-crafted gifts for your friends and family. This year will be no exception. 

The gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00  and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 during November and December.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the premier member gallery in Brevard County, was established in 1975. It is artist owned and operated. They will be celebrating their fortieth anniversary in February, 2015. The gallery is located in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.

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

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bill McCoy Oils Workshop after the Holidays

Bill McCoy will hold an oil painting workshop after the holidays. Students are welcome to work from their own reference materials or paint along with Bill recreating one of his works. Bill will demonstrate each stage of the painting followed by instruction.

Cost:  $125.00 per person.
A deposit of $50.00 is required no later than Friday, December 26th.

It's the perfect holiday gift.

Check should be made out to SAL and mailed to the Strawbridge Art League
at 2011 Melbourne Court , Melbourne, FL 32901

For more information call Bill at 724-1208

Watercolor Portrait Workshop with Jon Houghton


4 spaces available!

Master Artist, Jon K. Houghton will be doing a watercolor portrait workshop November 14, 15, 16, 2014 at the ART STUDENT’S GUILD OF BREVARD, 909 East New Haven Avenue.  

Jon will give a daily short demonstration of his “loose and free” technique in the morning. Then the artists will draw and paint from a live model. Jon will individually critique each participant.

This workshop can accommodate artists of all levels from beginner to advanced.

The workshop will begin promptly at 9:30. There will be a light breakfast of fruit, bagels, HB eggs, and coffee each day at 8:45 am.  Participants will break for lunch at 12:30 then regroup from 1:30-4:30.

Easels are available for all participants.

The cost of the 3 days which includes model fees is:   Non-Guild members   $295
                                                                                         Guild Members           $275

Please go to the Guild Website: and access PayPal or send a check to: Art Students’ Guild of Brevard, 909 East Strawbridge, Melbourne, FL 32901.  You can also pay in person at the Guild or contact Peggy Rank 321 698 3778 to save the PayPal premium.

Pieces of 8 Holiday Sale

Save the date!

Save the Date! It’s the Pieces of 8 Annual Holiday Sale, bigger and better at its new location in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Shop for affordable art and gifts including original paintings, ornaments, pillows, tiles and more. 
Pieces of 8 has expanded their space and hoursfor their holiday sale 
 to give you more time to shop!

First Friday, Dec 5 from 3:00 - 8 pm

Saturday: Dec 6 from 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Ralph’s Art Supply
1420 Highland Avenue, Eau Gallie Arts District

The Pieces of 8 is a group of local women dedicated to the pursuit of their art. To this end they support each other and many community efforts in sharing and spreading the joyful benefits of art in one’s life.

Members: Carmen Beecher, Kathy Garvey, Cindy Michaud, Fay Picardi, Carol Schiff, Denette Schweikert, Donna Vines, Mary Warnick

For more information, contact Donna Vines at 321-242-5969

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Titusville Art League: Learn to make the Froebel Star or German Star

TAL introduces a NEW class!

Froebel Star or German Star Come learn a traditional German method of star-making!

Wednesday, November 12 from 3 to 4:30
Cost: $8 for class & materials
1421 Draa Road
This is an introductory class at a special rate.
Instructor:  Baerbel Angel

For registration, contact
Theresa Grosse

Off Center Art Center Members' Showcase

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Flagler Beach Pier Image Wins International Photographic Award

Joe Campanellie of Campanellie's Portraits located in Palm Coast, Florida was recently named Diamond Photographer of the Year during the Professional Photographers of America's (PPA) 2014 International Photographic Competition. Campanellie's work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 1-3, 2015. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.
Campanellie's image titled "Storm Warning", is a dramatic black & white photograph of the Flagler Beach pier. Photographed during a Nor'Easter, this image garnered a trophy for "Best In State" and was selected for PPA's International Loan Collection. The image will also be featured in an upcoming coffee table book as well as in an article of "Professional Photographer" magazine which will be available in January of 2015.
A panel of 45 eminent jurors selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries. The level of the award is determined by how many of the four images entered, receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection—the "Best of the Best".  Campanellie was named a Diamond Photographer of the Year, meaning that all four of his images were selected for the prestigious PPA Loan Collection.
"The Diamond Photographers are setting the bar for everyone else, says the chairman of the PPA Print Exhibition Committee. To land ONE image in the prestigious loan collection is impressive. To land all FOUR images in this elite category is amazing. In 2014, Campanellie was one of only 26 individuals world wide to attain this elite status out of some 1200 entrants. These Diamond Photographers of the Year are breathing rarified air, to be sure, representing only a very small percentage of the total contenders. For now, though, the Diamond Photographers of the Year have no competition. They are on a level all by themselves." This is Campanellie's third time as one of  PPA's Diamond Photographers of the Year.

Campanellie is one of the featured artists at Ocean Art Gallery, 200 S. Oceanshore Blvd, in Flagler Beach, FL, , and can also be viewed on his website at