Sunday, March 29, 2015

Acrylic Painting Classes with Elizabeth Scholder


Drawing: Methods and Techniques


Figure Sculpture Class



#705 – Figure Sculpture Spring 2015
Sunday April 12- May 24, 2015
10:00am-1:00pm
Foosaner Education Center
$150
Georgi Gelalles

Live models are essential for the figure sculptor. All levels students can enjoy step-by-step instruction in building an armature and creating a full figure or portrait ceramic sculpture. We emphasize classical realism as well as modern semi-abstract trends .Each week we review and analyze modern figurative sculpture as well as classic forms. All students will complete at least one portrait or figure by the end of class. Model fee extra and collected at first class. Due to various sizes of work produced, clay and firing fees are not included. Bags of clay - $25 each  Firing Fees - determined by size of project.

Georgi Gelalles has worked in mixed media for over 30 years either in painting or sculpture and has exhibited in many group shows both in New York City and in Florida. She graduated MFA from FSU, did graduate work at NYU, School of Visual Arts, Associates Degree, computer graphics at Keiser College, Melbourne. Georgi Gelalles taught art in public school, NYC, for 25 years. She is a member of the Artists Guild of Brevard, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Strawbridge Artists Guild, Artists Registry, and is currently working both with sculpture
And mixed media collage

Experimental Oil Painting Spring 2015



 

#703 – Experimental Oil Painting Spring 2015

Saturday April 11- May 23, 2015

9:30am – 12:30pm

Foosaner Education Center

$140

Georgi Gelalles

Explore drawing and transferring images for painting along with basic techniques in acrylics as well as oil paints. Loose watercolor effects, scumbling, thick impasto techniques, and mixed media will be taught and demonstrated as well as classic and modern oil techniques. Start from zero and learn how to mix colors, create different brush strokes, and layer color. Mixed media and acrylics as under paintings for surface oil painting and wax media mixed directly with oil paints will also be demonstrated and used as short projects for interested students.

Georgi Gelalles has worked in mixed media for over 30 years either in painting or sculpture and has exhibited in many group shows both in New York City and in Florida. She graduated MFA from FSU, did graduate work at NYU, School of Visual Arts, Associates Degree, computer graphics at Keiser College, Melbourne. Georgi Gelalles taught art in public school, NYC, for 25 years. She is a member of the Artists Guild of Brevard, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Strawbridge Artists Guild, Artists Registry, and is currently working both with sculpture and mixed media collage.She currently teaches at the Foosaner and EFSC.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Studio Space Available at Riverview Art Studios

If you're looking for studio space, give Nancy Sadowski a call. There is studio space available at Riverview Art Studios in Melbourne. Call 321-724-0221

Studio Space For Rent

Art and Soul Studio * 664 S. Patrick Dr. * Satellite Beach

Beautiful 1250 square foot art studio with three private studios,
sunny retail area, spacious workroom, full kitchen, two bathrooms and large storage room.
Excellent visibility on South Patrick Drive in Satellite Beach with ample parking.
Each of the two individual private studios is $320 and $335 per month, including all utilities, full use of the
common areas for displaying and selling your artwork, 
as well as teaching classes, workshops, and meetings.
This is not a co-op, but a shared space to enjoy at your convenience.

Please call Karen at 321-243-5498 for more information!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bobbi qFeatured Artist At Art Gallery of Viera

Flight Patterns

Bobbi Q. Brown creates bold, colorful, expressive watercolor and mixed media paintings as well as upcyled jewelry. She considers herself a "visual entertainer" and strives to present her subject matter in a way that is delightful, inspiring and thought provoking. She feels it is very important to see the artist's hand in the painting, hence her loose, splashy, energetic style. Bobbi has won numerous awards and is collected internationally. She has been a proud member of the Art Gallery of Viera since its inception almost 6 years ago. Bobbi teaches watercolor at the Art Gallery of Viera on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-4:30. For more information about her work please feel free to contact her at bobbiqbrown@Hotmail.com or 321-536-7773. To see more of her work check out her website,   www.bobbiqbrown.com.
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The New Era of Fine Art in Viera
    www.artgalleryofviera.com
            321-504-4343

Splash Winners to exhibit at Art and Antique Gallery


Art and Antique Gallery welcomes the following award WINNERS from the 20th annual
 Brevard Watercolor Society 2015 Splash of Watercolor Show held February 21-22, 2015
 at the Azan Temple.    Over 145 paintings were on display at this  annual event.  BWS 
is a 180 member society established in 1995.  The following artists won awards at this
event and their award winning paintings will be on display during the  month of April.  

Opening Reception – Friday, April  3, 2015- 5:30-8:30pm – Refreshments will be served. 

                            First Place Winner – Beth Kring

Frank Spino                                                               Linda Neal
Beth Anne Fairchild                                                    J. Susan Cole Stone
Peter Crumpacker                                                       Kathie Benson
Barbara Burkhardt                                                      Lynn Tweed
Kathie Benson                                                           Sherry Gorey
Lynn Tweed                                                              Adele Park
Sherry Gorey                                                            Janice Nairn
Christiane Kopp                                                         Darleen Hunt
Lori Pitten Jenkins                                                      Barbara Brennan
Kim Miller                                                                 Witha Lacuesta
Bobbi Brown                                                             Mary Pasquarella 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Parts of the Earth - Photography by Erika Masterson

Erika Masterson is having an exhibit of her work at her studio on Pineapple in the Eau Gallie Arts District on April 25, 2015, from 2pm to 7pm...


"Parts of the Earth"
Erika Masterson Photographic Artist
Solo Exhibition April 25th 2-7 pm
                                                                                                                                                                       Enjoy wine and Hor d”oeurves

 My images are a poem of the soul. The girls are pure and innocent. 
The animals are calm, at peace. 
Their interaction is safe, where in nature it would not be.  
The relationship of beautiful creatures with innocents conveys both a love
 that transcends species, and the power and beauty of life physically and spiritually.
 Spirituality, and its impact on life, is always on my mind.
 I desire to glorify God through my work and create images that 
evoke thoughts of him. I prefer to work in black and white analog,
 using the play of light and darkness, both physical
 and spiritual, showing truths through contrast. This is my current series
“Parts of the Earth”
                                                                                                                                                             1610 Pineapple Ave. Downtown Eau Gallie
                                                                                                                                                          www.erikamasterson.com 321-626-1697 RSVP

Monday, March 23, 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.

Acrylic Painting with Susan Kennicott


Friday, March 20, 2015

Docent Mixer at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts


Sirens and Muses with Melissa Hall




The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of former gallery member, Melissa Hall, with her photography exhibition, "Sirens and Muses."

Her work is built by combining her photographs with translucent layers of encaustic medium, oil paint and pastels.  She uses a heat gun or blow torch to fuse the wax to the photographs.  Melissa writes, "Encaustic can be unpredictable and unwieldy, but that adds an element of surprise that reminds me of happy accidents from the darkroom." The demo is open to the public.

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: Melissa Hall, Hypnotic Stripes,  photography, encaustic

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

Eau Gallie Arts District Announces New Dte for Third Annual EGAD in Bloom

EGAD IN BLOOM IS NOW OCTOBER 2-3, 2015
3rd Annual EGAD in Bloom

When: October 2-3, 2015
Time: Friday 2:00-8:30pm
Saturday 9am–4pm

The Eau Gallie Arts District will explode with color the weekend of October 2-3, 2015, during the third annual EGAD in Bloom. Come enjoy over 50 vendors offering succulents, orchids, annuals, tropical fruit trees, flowering trees, flowers, gourds, exhibits and demonstrations and, of course, food and pumpkin carving. Special presentations and demonstrations from speakers on a variety of gardening and ecologically minded subjects will be in the band shell in Eau Gallie Square with tented seating. Scattered among the street vendors will be pop-up workshops where you can join in. Come celebrate the harvest season with season plants, children’s activities and food. Vendors from previous years have been invited, but new vendors are welcome to apply by visiting the website www.egadinbloom.com. This event is a fundraiser for EGAD whose mission is historic preservation and economic revitalization of the Eau Gallie downtown area. Sponsorships are available now and will include tickets to a special event Saturday night. Details are still underway and, as always, volunteers are welcome to join in the planning or donate a couple of hours on the day of.

For information on EGAD in Bloom or sponsorships, please contact: Lisa Packard (321) 574-2737 or email info@eaugalliearts.com or visit the website www.egadinbloom.com.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Flagler Art and Wine Shuttle


ART GALLERY TEAM IMPROVES
POPULAR ATTRACTION ON A1A

FLAGLER BEACH, FL – The Flagler Art & Wine Shuttle debuted a year ago along the stretch of State Road A1A in Flagler County that connects The Hammock community of Palm Coast with the City of Flagler Beach. The brainchild of entrepreneur Frank Gromling to enhance business for brick and mortar art galleries by getting people to visit the galleries they often drove past on State Road A1A, the Shuttle attracted several hundred people to ride 18-passenger vans making stops at art galleries along the coastal road. By all accounts, it was a popular event for residents, visitors, and gallery owners. Exactly what Gromling had envisioned.

When the second Shuttle was presented in December 2014, new management tried to expand it beyond Gromling’s original concept of simply being a way to enhance the art galleries by getting people in The Hammock and Flagler Beach to visit the galleries they often zipped past. The December event had some issues that Gromling said changed the excitement of the Shuttle.

He said it suffered from too many stops, inclusion of non-gallery locations, expansion to a second day of activity that wasn’t well-connected, and a variance from the established routes. As a result, riders did not have time to visit all the venues, sometimes had to wait for vans, and ended up not as pleased with the event.

On April 12, 2015 a re-worked Flagler Art & Wine Shuttle will roll out with a revised plan created by the management team of gallery owners who re-dedicated themselves to a comfortable Shuttle taking people to just eight attractive venues. Major fixes include an improved Shuttle route with fewer stops, different volunteers providing assistance on the vans, training for the volunteers, called “Shuttle Guides,” orientation for the van drivers, and all net proceeds from the event going to the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach, the designated charity.

The Shuttle Team includes The Baliker Gallery, I Am Art/Rachel & Friends, Hammock Wine & Cheese Shoppe, Art LaMay Studio, Flagler Beachfront Winery, Ocean Art Gallery, Gallery of Local Art, and Down by the Sea Boutique & Gallery. The team meets every week to decide strategy, plan activities, and prepare materials.

Gromling said that this third Shuttle will run more smoothly because everyone involved is committed to making it a major success. “We have made certain that there are only a few stops, the “Guides” are Rotary members who will not deviate from established rules, the drivers know not to alter the route at riders’ requests, and the gallery owners are planning enjoyable receptions for the Shuttle riders,” added Gromling.

Shuttle tickets, just $10 per person or two for $15, may be purchased online at Eventbrite.com. For those not Internet connected, tickets may be purchased at either of two parking/pickup locations, the Flagler Beach Library or the Adult Education Center in The Hammock on the day of the event. For additional information, call 386-693-4882

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street Hosts the Third Annual French Film Festival At First Friday Art Walk



EAU GALLIE ARTS DISTRICT MAIN STREET HOSTS THE
THIRD ANNUAL FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL at FOOSANER ART MUSEUM, FIT
ON FRIDAY, APRIL 3 IN THE EAU GALLIE ARTS DISTRICT

On Friday, April 3, Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street’s First Friday will feature the Third Annual French Film Festival at the Foosaner Art Museum, FL Institute of Technology, with “April in Paris”, an outdoor festival and screening of the French classic “White Mane.” Starting at 5:30 p.m., come enjoy French food vendors and wines, shopping, live music and hands-on art activities. The film screening begins at 8:30 p.m. in Eau Gallie Square. The festival is a partnership of Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum, Brevard Parks and Recreation and the Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street. The film under the stars kicks off the museum’s French Film Festival which is free and open to the public.

The film festival continues through April 17 with screenings in the Foosaner Art Museum’s Harris Auditorium. New this year, a Festival Pass will be available for patrons wishing to attend all of the films shown in the Harris Auditorium. The pass is $15 for members and $20 for non-members, and pass holders will also receive reserved seating and complimentary popcorn at each screening. To purchase tickets, visit the museum’s website under the “events” section. Supply is limited.

For questions or complete details about “April in Paris” visit 411.fit.edu/filmfest/aprilinparis or contact Sara Russo, Curator of Education, at 321-674-8915 or russos@fit.edu.

Under the Oaks

 Three members of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery received awards at the "Under the Oaks" Art festival in Vero Beach last weekend.  Witha Lacuesta won the Vero Beach Art League's Anna Marye Barnes Memorial Award for Watercolor, Beth-Anne Fairchild won an honorable mention for watercolors, and Lori Pitten Jenkins won 2nd Place in watercolors.

The three artists also won awards at the Brevard Watercolor Society's annual show "Splash" on February 21st at Azan Shrine Temple.  Beth-Anne Fairchild won Third place and both Witha Lacuesta and Lori Pitten Jenkins won Merit awards.

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

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Expressions of Local Art ... Meet the Artists Reception on March 19 ... Don't Miss It

painting by Lynda Kodwyck

Don't miss the Meet the Artists Reception at Expressions of Local Art on Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Come to the gallery at 305 Ocean Ave in Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951 for a great time and wonderful art. See the art, talk with the artists and enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

Expressions of Local Art includes 50 local artists who create art in all forms: oil paintings, watercolor paintings, acrylic paintings, drawings, sculpture, pastels, beach art, jewelry, etc.


Cocoa Village Gallery Walk


Saturday, April 11 2015
6-9 PM
318 Delannoy Ave
Cocoa, FL 32922
321-637-0444

The artists of Cocoa Village are teaming up to throw another party! Join us on Saturday, April 11 from 6-9 PM 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 on the Cocoa Art Scene. 

In all, more than 25 artists will be on hand to meet, greet, and show you their best stuff. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Carolyn at 321-637-0444 or Loys at 321-637-0061, or find us on Facebook at CocoaVillageGalleryWalk