Saturday, October 14, 2017


Thanks so much to Nancy Dillen for renewing as a Friend of Brevard Art News. Your support is greatly appreciated.  Please click on the Dillen Art badge in the right column and visit Nancy's website to see her wonderful paintings.

Sip n Halloween Paint Party at Studios of Cocoa Beach

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jan Weigold Bryant- artist/instructor presents Watercolor/Acrylic/Ink Class for All Levels


Jan Weigold Bryant- artist/instructor; 321-426-6485
CBAA Painting Class Schedule
Rockledge, FL
Watercolor/Acrylic/Ink – All Levels
Monday 10/23 – 11/20        9AM-11AM
Classes will resume after the first of the year~~

FEE:  $15 per class; all 5 classes - $50 paid in advance

Participants will paint with their chosen medium/subject with critiquing by instructor.  30 minute presentation in beginning of class is on a specific medium or style.  Student has option of continuing with that medium for experimentation, or working on their own picture with desired medium- which is why it noted to “Bring all supplies in your chosen medium, your subject, and be prepared to paint!”

10/23:              15 min. Orientation; class overview; participant needs.  Bring all supplies, your                                             subject and be prepared to paint!

10/30:              30 min. Watercolor Paper discussion – different types.  Experiment with several.                                           Bring all supplies, your subject, and be prepared to paint!

11/6                 30 min. India Ink discussion – and practice. Learn how to incorporate into                                                     Watercolors or Acrylics.  Or paint with just ink.  Bring all supplies, your subject,                                                 and be prepared to paint!

11/13               30 min. Acrylic demo, use of palette knives, various techniques. Bring all supplies, your subject, and be prepared to paint!

11/20                 30 min. Watercolor pencils discussion and practice. Also, mixed media-watercolor & acrylic. Bring all supplies, your subject, and be prepared to paint!

Artist reserves the right to change/eliminate classes/subjects if needed.


Flowers, Find the Light with Dorothy Koliba - 2-Day Workshop

Tricia Eisen: Opening Reception at Downtown Art Gallery

Thursday, October 12, 2017

5th Annual Cultural Arts Showcase

NAME of event: 5th Annual Cultural Arts Showcase

·         DATE of event: Sunday, October 29, 2017

·         TIME of event: Noon – 5 pm

·         LOCATION of event: On the grounds of King Center for the Performing Arts/Eastern Florida State
                                     College, Melbourne Campus

·         ADDRESS of the location: 3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935

·         PHONE NUMBER for public use:(321) 242-2024

This is a free event with non-stop entertainment, demonstrations by various arts and cultural organizations. Several food trucks will be on site, a costume contest and the annual up close and personal “petting of the instruments”. Sure to be a hit with young musicians.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Artist's Talk by Renee Decator at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit Dates: October 3 - October 29, 2017
Renee´Decator will be offering an artist's talk on Saturday, October 14, at 1 PM, at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.  She will be discussing her techniques and material choices in her work. This is a free event and open to the public.

Renee Decator, a mixed-media artist, is a long time member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. She resides in Indialantic, Florida, with her husband Jay and two wiener dogs, Sweet Pea and Beau. Currently her work involves mixed-media, incorporating acrylic paint, paper, found objects, textiles and beeswax. She loves challenges, and combines different materials to allow for creative problem solving. Decator says of her process, “The art process, for me, involves exploration of my personal history and what the future may bring. I like creating art that is unpredictable and inviting—art that allows the viewer to use their imagination.”

She further explains her work, “Dreams and Wishes, Birds and Fishes will showcase the artwork that has been inspired by all the blessings in my life and the big dreams that make each day exciting and full of possibilities. I wanted this collection to be dreamy and full of surprises, with love and hope and lots of fun 2D and 3D art that expresses the wonders that I encounter each day.”

Decator attended Artquest School of Art & Design in Volusia County, Florida, before moving to Brevard County in 1995. She has been a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery for 10 years and has chaired many charitable exhibitions since joining the gallery. She works at her studio in downtown Melbourne, Florida. She loves tropical gardening, which is often an inspiration for her work.

Dreams and Wishes, Birds and Fishes will run through October 29. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie arts district of Melbourne, Florida. All events are free and open to the public.

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Holiday Gift Shop at Art Gallery of Viera

     What: Holiday Gift Shop - November & December
     When: Application window  From NOW to November 3rd

     It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Art Gallery of Viera announces the return of its 
     wildly popular Holiday Gift Shop running from November 10th, 2017 through January 7th, 2018. 
     To apply, you will need to email a few jpegs that are representative of your items,
     to No later than November 2nd. Upon notification of
     acceptance, download the Entry Form and W-9, complete and bring along with your fee 
     and artwork to Art Gallery of Viera during the designated take in dates and times.
     Visit our website for the full prospectus:

     Location: Art Gallery of Viera
     Address: 2261 Town Center Ave, Viera, FL 32940
Phone Number: (321) 504-4343

Bobbi Q. Brown's Fall Schedule

Bobbi Q. Brown's Fall Schedule

At the Art Gallery of Viera:  Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Open Studio, $20/3 hour session
At the Studios of Cocoa Beach: 
Mondays 9:00 a.m.-noon, Open Studio, emphasis on abstract and realistic abstract painting, $25/3 hour session
Mondays 1:00-4:00 p.m., Open Studio, $20/3 hour session

Alcohol Ink workshops... to be announced

Please contact me at or 321-536-7773 to register.