Monday, April 14, 2014

50th Annual Titusville Art League Spring Art Show

This weekend was the Titusville Spring Art Show. Congratulations to all the entrants and to those who won awards.  Here they are:


Oils, Acrylics, Oil Pastel
1st Place: Rosemary Pierce, #28, "Market Day"
2nd Place: AnnaJo Vahle, #132, "Losing Ground"
3rd Place: Heather Kelly, #96, "Beach Bound"
Merit: Hideko Mooney, #121, "Memories"


1st Place: Kathie Benson, #141, "Full Moon in the Lagoon"
2nd Place: Therese Ferguson, #126, "Decanter Reflections"
3rd Place: Lori Pitten Jenkins, #104, "Chain Reaction"
Merit: Beth Fairchild, #97, "French Market Peony"


Mixed Media, Fiber Art, & Collage
1st Place: Ellen Linder, #38, "Hi Ti'
2nd Place: Laura Lyons, #170, "#Tweet Me"
3rd Place: JoAnn Jenson, #36, "Feng Shui"
Merit: Dij Paccaro, #15, "Magical Mystery City"


Photography and Digital Art
1st Place: Barry Schoenholz, #5, "Artist at Work"
2nd Place: Heidi Thamert, #142, "Time in a Bottle"
3rd Place: Jim Boland, #31, "Reflections"
Merit: Dale Nichols, #45, Peek-a-Boo Heron"


Sculpture and 3-D Art
1st Place: Frank Gant, #30, "Pleasure in Preening"
2nd Place: Mindy Colton, #111, World Traveler"
3rd Place: Brad Fowler, #189, "Butterfly"
Merit: Dorn Whitmore, #84, "Confluence"


Colored Pencil, Graphite, Pen and Ink, Chalk Pastels
1st Place: Paula Phelps, #56, "Blood Sweat, & Toil"
2nd Place: Charles "Chip" Gillespie, #8, "Ardennis Horses"
3rd Place: Bob Pariseau, #86, "Birches, Rocks - Maine"
Merit: Katie Zajdel, #152, "Going Vertical"


Special Awards
Art Gallery of Viera - LK Phipps, #103, Digital Photography, "From Far Away"
Art Gallery on the River - Ed Carlson, #10 Watercolor, "Daybreak"
Brevard Watercolor Society - Andy Sokol, #176, Digital Photography, "All In"
Central Brevard Art Association - Candi Thorpe, #119, 3-D, "Jail Bait"
Downtown Gallery - J. Susan Cole Stone, #61, Watercolor, "Antique Bottles"
Fifth Avenue Gallery - Herb Jowers, #16, Watercolor, "Sunrise"
Strawbridge Art League - Yvette Whitmore, #82 Acrylics, "Turtle Jammin"


Saturday, April 12, 2014

International Competition: Lori Pitten Jenkins and Frank Spino

Crustacean Frustration by Lori Pitten Jenkins
Two Brevard county residents have been selected for the third phase of "Art of Watercolour" competition to be held in Narbonne, France.  Lori Pitten Jenkins' two works In contention are "Crustacean Frustration" and "Making a Point".  Frank Spino's works are "Color Wheels" and "Citrus Carousel".  This show, considered the most prestigious event in Europe will take place in the fall of 2014.  The fourth and final phase will  represent only 25-30 artists from an original artist selection of over 2000 artists from over 80 countries.

by Frank Spino


Friday, April 11, 2014

Refuge Inspirations Art Exhibit with Kathie Benson

Title:  "Refuge Inspirations" Art Exhibit
Duration: 31 March - 31 May
Enjoy the nature based art work of local painter and refuge volunteer Kathie Benson. View Katie's work at the Visitor Center auditorium during regular operating hours through the end of May.
Visitor Center Hours
The Visitor Information Center is open six days a week 9 am to 4 pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.
From I-95, take Exit 220 (Titusville, State Road 406 Exit). Drive east on SR406, also known as Garden Street. Continue east on Garden Street for 4 miles and travel over the Max Brewer Causeway Bridge.  The Refuge begins at the east side of the causeway. The Visitor Information Center will be on the right hand side of Route 406 about a mile beyond the bridge.


The Strawbridge Art League to Exhibit Artworks at 2 Venues

Theme: Nature

Monday, April 20, 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 PM   $15 for the first, $10 for the second, and $5 for all others. All art media accepted.

Opens: Friday, April 25, 2014  - June 20,2014

West Melbourne City Hall, 2240 Minton Rd, West Melbourne

Theme: My Favorite Piece (Gallery Members Special Art Exhibition)

Take-in: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Strawbridge Art League Gallery, 2011 Melbourne Court, Melbourne

This special exhibit will be on display for the weekend of the
Melbourne Sidewalk Art Show, April 26 and 27.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sit Happens at Art and Antique Studio and Gallery


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Call for Art for the 50th Annual Titusville Spring Art Show

The 50TH Annual Titusville Spring Art Show TAKE-IN/Registration is tomorrow, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Police Hall of Fame, 6350 Horizon Drive, Titusville (SR 405 East towards Kennedy Space Center). Entry fee per item is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. For a prospectus, go to or call Linda Krupp, President, at
321-269-5805 for more information.

The show runs 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Winners and ribbons will be announced at 7 p.m. on Friday.


Off Center Art Center in Melbourne, Florida hosts a book signing with Wayne Stinnett

Tuesday evening, April 15th, from 5-7 pm, the Off Center Art Center will be hosting a book signing by Wayne Stinnett who grew up in the Eau Gallie area.

Semper Fi,
Wayne Stinnett  
Author of the Jesse McDermitt series 

Wayne Stinnett just published his third book in the Jesse McDermitt action/adventure series, Fallen Pride, a few days ago and it's already at #11 in it's genre on Amazon. He will have the first two books in the series, Fallen Palm and Fallen Hunter available. The series has a main character who is a retired Marine working as a charter boat Captain in the Florida Keys. The author served in the Corps from '77 to '81 and has worked on both dive and fishing charter boats in the Keys, himself. 

Stinnette said, "One of the characters in Fallen Pride is dealing with post traumatic stress after returning from Iraq. He's loosely based on a friend's experience and in collaborating with him, we both had to face a few demons. In that light, I'll be donating half the profits of all future sales of Fallen Pride to Wounded Warrior Project. In fact, to celebrate its launch, I'm donating half the profits from all books sold in this book signing tour to WWP. I'm hoping to write a check for close to $800 this month and going up from there." 

 For more information about Wayne Stinnett you can visit his website at: Also for more information about the Wounded Warrior Project:

Facebook Event Page:  

Off Center Art Center is located at:
559 W Eau Gallie Blvd
Eau Gallie, FL 32935


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jane McClain Featured April Artist at Melbourne Public Library

Graphite artist Jane McClain exhibits her sensational drawings during the month of April in a showcase of the front lobby at Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue, down the street from Melbourne Auditorium.  Hours:  Monday 9-8 pm, Tuesday 9-5 pm, Wednesday 9-8 pm, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9-5 pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm.  Artwork is for sale through the artist.  Not to be missed!!!
For more info please e-mail or call 321-600-4037


KAREN LEFFEL-MASSENGILL 2 Day Oil Painting Workshop

May 12 and 13

Cost $225
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will be sponsoring a 2 day oil painting workshop May 12 and 13 at Ralph's Art Supply on 1420 Highland Avenue 255-3331, in the arts district of Eau Gallie. A supply list will be available at the gallery and at the art store. A $100 deposit will be required to reserve your spot. The workshop will be limited to 12 artists.

This workshop will concentrate on color, values, brushwork and design. Karen will go over color charts so students  learn the ins and outs of color mixing exactly what color they want the first time, thus saving time and money. The purpose is to avoid dirty colors or "mud". Participants in the class should bring 6-10 photos of scenes that excite them and they will choose 2-3 to paint. Karen will be teaching the "block in and refine" method of painting. She will demonstrate and work with painters on an individual basis. Students should finish 1-2 small paintings. The goal of the workshop is to "get
the light turned on" in your paintings.

Karen will be the featured artist in the month of May at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne Fl. For more information please call the gallery at321-259-8261

Art Work: Karen Leffel-Massengill    "Forgiveness"


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Titusville Art League: 50th Annual Spring Art Show Call for Artists

The Titusville Art Spring Show is coming up. This is the 50th Annual Show.  The registration is on April 10th from 10 am to 8 pm.  Here's all the information to participate or attend.

Registration: American Police Hall of Fame and Museum (PHF) --Thursday, April 10th - 10AM to 8PM

Exhibit Hours: 

Friday April 11th - 2 pm to 8 pm
Ribbon Cutting and 50th Anniversary Celebration 4 pm to 8 pm (at 4:30 pm Ribbon Cutting and VIP reception from 5:30pm to 8:30pm)

Saturday, April 12th - 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday, April 13th - 10 am and 3 pm
Presentation of Awards - 3:00 pm and Withdrawal 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Registration forms are available at  or contact Linda Krupp, Show Chair at 321-269-5805321-269-5805.


50th Annual Spring Art Show... Titusville Art League


Art Under the Oaks.... Next weekend.... April 12th from 10 to 4


Art Gallery of Viera presents International Vibe

Save the Date... On April 12th from 6 to 9 pm the Art Gallery of Viera will be hosting the opening reception for our "International Vibe" show. You don't want to miss this show. This may be the last time to see the artwork of the late Robert Lebron, a world famous artist who just happened to teach pallet knife painting in our classroom. We were so blessed to have him in our gallery and we want to throw him one last reception. This is a chance to see an art show that most museums would be envious of, right here in Viera. And it's free, imagine that...


Clasic Cars - Rene Griffith


Friday, April 4, 2014

Judy Edwards and Barbara Desrosiers Featured April Artists at Palm Bay Public Library

Judy Edwards

Local artists Judy Edwards and Barbara Desrosiers exhibit their one-of-a-kind encaustic art the month of April on the walls of Palm Bay Public Library, 1520 Port Malabar Boulevard N.E.; the turn is at Santiago Road which is adjacent to the Community Center, and at the end you’ll find the entrance, which is next to Turkey Creek Sanctuary.  Hours:  Monday & Tuesday 9-5 pm, Wednesday 12-8 pm, Thursday & Friday 9-5 pm, CLOSED weekends.  Art is for sale through the artists.  Please contact Edwards at or Desrosiers at for more information.

Barbara Desrosiers


Kathleen Lowerre April Solo Eau Gallie Public Library Exhibit

Kathleen Lowerre exhibits her stunning mixed media artwork in a solo show the month of April at Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Avenue in Melbourne.  Hours:  Monday 12-8 pm, Tuesday 9-5 pm, Wednesday 9-8 pm, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9-5 pm, closed Sunday.  Art for is for sale through the artist.  Call 321-987-3795 for more information and visit Lowerre’s website at to see more of her unique artwork.


Above Water by Paul Davis at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit runs: June 2, 2014 through June 28th, 2014

Opening Reception: June 6, 2014 5:30 to 8:30pm

Paul Davis, an award winning artist from Vero Beach is back. The front gallery will be hosting Paul's show entitled "Above Water". Paul is internationally collected and sought after, with images pertaining mainly to the sea and boats. No one captures the mood and ambiance better than Paul.

Mark your calendar and make sure  you stop by during the month to see these new paintings. Come to the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on June 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 and meet Paul.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located on Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District
Paul Davis: Sea Weed Harvest, oil 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

"The French Collection" Mobile Airstream Gallery in Eau Gallie Square Friday April 4th

Melbourne’s only mobile vintage Airstream art gallery," The French Collection", will be available for browsing at the April in Paris French Film Festival Kickoff.

The gallery features color photographs of Parisian culture and landmarks.

Friday, April 4
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
EGAD Square (corner of Highland Ave and westbound Eau Gallie)

Event details:


April in Paris - Off Center Art Center


Little Bits and Pieces Jewlelry Designs by Lois Ann Mittleman April 1-26

Opening April 4th,  the jewelry designs of Lois Mittleman will fill the front exhibit room of the Fifth Avenue Gallery. Many of you are familiar with Lois’s jewelry and may even own some of her designs.
You will see new and unusual stones: Black Tourmaline, Script Stone, Amethyst Padre Paraiso, Argonite, Pink Sapphires, Prehnite with Epidote, and Ethiopian Fluorite. You will see new and current gemstone cuts: collar-style plates and natural rough-cut Rubies, Apatite, and Fluorite. And of course, lots of the regular stuff will be in the show: Pearls, Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires, Tanzanite and Tourmalines, Jasper, American Turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty and Kingman mines, Quartz, and even a few Black Diamonds.

Gemstones inspire Lois, and they will inspire you, too. Lois’s designs are based on the beauty, color, and shape of the stones, and that theme is evident in all her work. When Lois begins a new piece of jewelry, the gemstones rule.
Light refreshments will be served!
Would you like to get an inside look at the techniques of award-winning artists? We invite you to join us on the second Saturday each month as we offer a presentation; artist demonstration or talk by guest artists. Free and open to the public! Limited seating so come early.
April 12, 2014 1:00 PM
Speaker:  Lois Ann Mittleman
Subject:  Gemstones
Lois will  talk about her work on Second Saturday, April 12th at 1:00.
“What I know (and don’t know) about gemstones”
See and touch gemstones you know and those you have never heard of until now!
For more information about Lois Mittleman and her work, please see her gallery page: Lois Mittleman


Lou Ann Weeks To present Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop in Melbourne

Betsy Heath with Art Expressions is hosting a new mosaic workshop May 3-4 called "Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop" taught by Lou Ann Weeks.
Students will learn about stained glass tools, cutting techniques; they will learn about substrates and use Wediboard in this workshop.  What, when and where to use adhesives will be discussed as well as how to grout.  A wet saw and glass grinders will be available to try for those who like power tools!  Join in the fun May 3-4.  Call Betsy Heath at 321-266-9521 to register, a $50 deposit is required.