Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Modern Twist contemporary Jampanese Bamboo Art at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts


Fifth Avenue Art Gallery Celebrates Forty Years in Brevard County


Exhibit runs: February 3 through February 28

Opening Reception:  February 6, 2015  5:30 to 8:30 




A champagne toast at 7:00 PM will mark the beginning of the Fortieth Anniversary Celebration at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, 1470 Highland Avenue.  The celebration begins on First Friday, February 6, 2015, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mayor Kathy Meehan from the City of Melbourne will be participating in the celebration. Past and present members will be honored by a video presentation featuring paintings and photos from the gallery’s history starting in 1975 when the gallery first opened. An Honor List of the 118 past and present gallery members and a collage of photos from the past 40 years will highlight the display.   The public is invited. 

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the oldest in Brevard County, set a high standard from the beginning for artwork that would be shown in the gallery.  The gallery has provided a museum-like setting for the finest local artists, some nationally and internationally recognized, to display their work. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Art Gallery of Viera is proud to present their Featured Artist for February 2015: Mary Herzig



Local artist Mary Herzig will be the 'Featured Artist' at the Art Gallery of Viera in February 2015.

 Mary has worked in all mediums but her favorite medium currently is painting on silk.  “I love the flow of one color into another, somewhat like watercolor." Mary also has three of her silks on display at Holmes Regional Hospital at the Heart Center. Stop by and see this beautiful work. 
 

The gallery will be holding an opening for it's latest art show, 'Pause for Pets' on February 14th from 5:30 to 8pm and will be holding a fund-raiser for Paws for Veterans all month long. 

The New Era of Fine Art in Viera
    www.artgalleryofviera.com
            321-504-4343

FEBRUARY FIBER ARTS WORKSHOPS at COURTYARD STUDIO

 
 
Fiber artist Linda Geiger is conducting workshops at the Courtyard Studio, located in the Historic Eau Gallie Arts District.
 
“Learn to Sew” on Monday, February 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Students are to bring their own sewing machine and will learn how to properly set it up, wind a bobbin, thread and stitch, and will finish with a take-home project. Cost is $25.
 
“Fabric Dyeing for Beginners” will take place on Monday, February 9, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Use permanent dyes and techniques to learn the basics of using fiber-reactive dyes to add color and texture to cotton fabrics. Cost is $35 and includes all supplies.
 
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“Learn To Sew” with Linda Geiger
Monday, February 2, 2015
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Cost: $25
Students must bring their own sewing machine, manual and accessories.
 
“Fabric Dyeing for Beginners” with Linda Geiger
Monday, February 9, 2015
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Cost: $35
Supplies included.
 
For more information call 321-784-9347 or email bright_ideas_studio@yahoo.com
 
Courtyard Studio is located at 1425 Highland Avenue in Eau Gallie, Florida, next to Art & Antique Studio and Gallery.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

BWS Splash


Mixed-media Paintings by Rene Griffith Installed at Orlando Health's New Facility



Orlando Health held a gala last week for about 1,000 dignitaries, physicians, community leaders, donors, and others involved in the project. The 33 artists whose artwork was selected for the new 10-story tower addition were also invited to attend. Three mixed-media paintings by local artist Rene Griffith were purchased and installed on the 5th floor of Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). The new facility will open to the public on January 26.

To see more of Rene Griffith's artwork, you can visit her website at ReneGriffith.com

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery offers Images of a Florida Winter


There are not many days left to see the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery display of  Florida winters. Migratory birds visit by the thousands and local birds don their breeding plumage. Sea grapes splash beach dunes with vibrant color and northern visitors enjoy wearing shorts, swimming, and surfing. Ripening citrus, colorful blooms, and breathtaking sunsets are offered in abundance. A Florida winter is relaxing and the paintings will give you the opportunity to take that piece of Florida home with you.

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 with a celebratory toast on First Friday, Feb 6th. 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  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

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 Artwork: Verdant Perch, watercolor, Witha Lacuestra

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pause for Pets... and Art Show at Art Gallery of Viera

Who:     Art Gallery of Viera
What:    ‘Pause for Pets’, an Art Show celebrating our animals and especially our pets, with a fund raiser for ‘Paws for Veterans’
Opening Reception: February 14th 5:30 to 8:00 pm 
To celebrate art and our pets and raise money and awareness for a good cause.
   PETS!  Our pets are a major part of our families!  Art Gallery of Viera announces “Pause for Pets”, an art exhibit featuring artwork all about our animals and especially our beloved pets. This art show will hold its opening reception on February 14th from 5:30 to 8pm and run through March 7th 2015. Along with honoring our pets, this event will raise awareness and funds for Paws for Veterans, an organization that “rescues dogs to rescue heroes.” Learn more about them at Paws For Veterans.
  With a combined 21 years of experience, Paws for Veterans has been devoting its energy to providing our Nations Heroes with the  help they need while simultaneously saving the lives of dogs that would otherwise be facing euthanasia. Find out how you can participate in saving 2 lives with 1 act of kindness.
   AGoV is proud to support such a great group. Their art show ‘Pause for Pets’ is open to guest artists and a portion of each application fee will be donated to Paws for Veterans. With an auction of artwork and a collection jar at the gallery, They hope to be able to raise some needed cash for this great group. Help a Vet, help a dog, everyone wins…

Art Gallery of Viera is located in The Avenue at 2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111, Viera, FL 32940  Visit the website for the Call for Art for this show.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Coming soon... Watercolor Class with Nancy Sadowski at Expressions of Local Art


Watercolor Class

Instructor: Nancy Sadowski
Start Date:  To be determined
Day:  Wednesdays (six weeks
Time 6:00pm to 8:00pm; 305 Ocean Ave; Melbourne Beach 32951
Price: $150 including supplies

To register, please call the gallery (321) 837-3685 or stop by.

Plein Air Painting at Green Gables


Come join us for one, two or three days of painting or photographing Historic Green Gables. Have fun doing what you love and help contribute to saving this beautiful historical landmark in Historic Riverview Village.

Dates: Wednesday, January 21, Friday January 23 and Saturday January 24, 2015 from 8 am until dusk.
Contribution of $15 for one day, $20 for two days or $25 for all three days
Pre-registration and payment required.

1501 S. Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901

For more information and to register, contact Susan Stone at
susan@jsusancolestone.com

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery offers Images of a Florida Winter



Join the artists of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery as they display their visions of a Florida winter. Migratory birds visit by the thousands and local birds don their breeding plumage. Sea grapes splash beach dunes with vibrant color and northern visitors enjoy wearing shorts, swimming, and surfing. Ripening citrus, colorful blooms, and breathtaking sunsets are offered in abundance. A Florida winter is relaxing and the paintings will give you the opportunity to take that piece of Florida home with you.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery,  is located in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.

Artwork: Roseate Spoonbill, oil, J Edwards

Photographer Melissa Hall presents Sirens and Muses


Exhibit runs: March 2, 2015 through March 28, 2015

Opening Reception: March 6, 2015   5:30pm to 8;30pm


The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of a former gallery member, Melissa Hall, with her photography exhibition, "Sirens and Muses" opening at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on March 2, 2015. 

Quoting Melissa, "The past few years have seen a fundamental shift in the way I approach my photography. When I originally began working with my camera, I shot a multitude of images that would later be combined into a single composition. Textures inspired me. Getting that elusive story into one shot was not a comfortable idea. Returning to Kentucky after 10 years of living in Florida, altered not only my environment but also my muse. Muses & Sirens presents a collection of work which celebrates what can happen when you listen to that siren call of finding that next location, the perfect dress, and the wild women who inhabit my work."           

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.


Artwork: What may be, Melissa Hall, photography

Annual Show of the Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club

Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club is holding their annual show and sale February 7 and 8, 2015 at the Kiwanis Island Recreation Center, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island. In addition to vendors selling rocks, gems, beads and finished pieces of jewelry,  there will be hourly door prizes, a silent auction, and a grand prize drawing.  Admission is $5 and children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by a parent. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Focus Presents Brevard County Artists



BRIGHT HOUSE TV CABLE NETWORK
Presents
F O C U S

FEATURING THE ARTS IN BREVARD COUNTY

FEBRUARY 2015 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
Channel 49

 Monday 8 pm; Wednesday 7:30 pm; Thursdays 6:30 pm


Feb.2,4,5, 2015—Lolly Walton & Karen Chadbourne representing the
                             Brevard Watercolor Society’s—Kaleidoscope Exhibit
                             Dr. Charles Phillips--Author

Feb.9,11,12, 2015—SPLASH Exhibit--BWS

Feb. 16,18,19, 2015—John Cielukowski, Artist
                                    Terri McCutchan, Acrylic, Oil

Feb.23,25,26,  2015—Andrea Tripke—Mixed Media--DEMO

Call for Art from Art Gallery of Viera

Art Gallery of Viera currently has two 'Calls for Art' that are now OPEN


Located in a beautiful Central Park at The Avenue, Viera, on Lake Andrew Drive, the first annual “Art at the Avenue” will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015 with an option to set up one's tent and sell on Friday evening as well. Eight awards will be given based on the judge's evaluation of the body of work within the booth rather than one particular piece. Originality, presentation and mastery of the medium will be considered. 

PETS! Our pets are part of our family! Art Gallery of Viera announces “Pause for Pets” an art exhibit featuring artwork about our pets, running from February 13th through March 7th , 2015. This event will raise awareness & funds for Paws for Veterans, an organization that “Rescues dogs to rescue heroes” Learn more about them at www.pawsforveterans.com The Opening Reception for this show will be February 14th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The first $10 of each artist fee will be donated to Paws For Veterans. Application deadline is February 5th.

For details about how to apply to either event, go to www.artgalleryofviera.com and scroll down until you see our Call for Art. 
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The New Era of Fine Art in Viera
    www.artgalleryofviera.com
            321-504-4343

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Eau Gallie Arts District main Street Celebrates Founders Day on February 7, 2015


FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATES 155 YEARS OF EAU GALLIE HISTORY

MELBOURNE FL—The Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD!) is proud to host its fifth annual Eau Gallie Founders’ Day on historic Highland Avenue on Saturday, February 7, from Noon-5 p.m. This annual tradition celebrates the historical roots of the town of Eau Gallie and includes live musical entertainment from St. Johns Wood, family activities from the Eau Gallie Public Library, Foosaner Art Museum and the Brevard Zoo, historic presentations and, of course, the traditional fish fry dinner. It’s family fun for all ages in honor of the founders of Eau Gallie.

This event is open to the public and free to attend. Ala carte meals are $10 for the entree and two sides plus one water or soft drink. Beer is $4 each and ticket sales are both beer and meal tickets are being offered online in advance to minimize time in line.

Eau Gallie Founders’ Day is about celebrating the past while blazing a trail into the future. The revival of the Eau Gallie traditional fish fry stems from our desire to reach back to an easier time, when neighbors, merchants, and residents interacted, children played, and bands marched on. The traditional fish fry dinner features two sides plus bottled water or soft drink. Also available will be craft beer selections from Intracoastal Brewing Company as well as an expanded menu offering a meat dinner option plus assorted fun foods.

This year, elevate your experience by opting for the Founders Tent for comfortable seating and a VIP badge for $50. Treat the whole family or company and opt for a packaged sponsorship! Visit our Website for more details about the perks that come with all of our sponsorship levels.

Volunteers are especially appreciated. If you have a couple of hours to give back to the community, please visit the Website for how you can be a rock star. Companies and groups are welcome to volunteer as beertenders for some group fun while you’re enjoying your own day.

Questions? Please contact them at info@eaugalliearts.com or call (321) 574-2737
Please visit the Website for all details – www.eaugalliefoundersday.org.
For further information, please contact Lisa Packard at (321) 574-2737 or info@eaugalliearts.com.

Encaustic Workshop with Judy Edwards