Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pam Webb exhibiting at the Eau Gallie Public Library during December

This watercolor batik painting entitled "White Egret" is one of Pam Webb's paintings that will be at the Eau Gallie Public Library during the month of December. Pam is having a one-woman art show at the library starting December 1,2015. 

Webb is a member of the Strawbridge Art League and also has paintings hanging in their new gallery.  For more information about Pam and her work, visit her website at.

Mingle n' Jingle Holiday Soiree Friday, December 4th 6:00 - 9:00pm at The Downtown Art Gallery


An elegant evening to mingle with friends, sip sangriaand nibble tasty holiday treats as you shop five unique showrooms of lovely gift items in all price ranges, all while supporting local artisans and small business!
Holiday gift item door prizes too!
The Downtown Art Gallery is located at 335 South Washington Avenue in downtown Titusville. 321-268-0122  for more information or Gallery Titusville.

32nd Art and Craft Holiday Bazaar in Historic Cocoa Village

December 4-5, 2015
Historic Cocoa Village
Sat 10- AM - 5 PM
Sun 10 AM - 4 PM
Over 175 exhibitors 
Beer Garden 
Live music in the Gazebo featuring FunDecided on Saturday and Patti and the Boys on Sunday

Historic Cocoa Village Association
12 Stone St, Cocoa, FL 32923

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Don't miss the Space Coast Art Festival....

Head on up to Port Canaveral today for the Space Coast Art Festival. There's plenty of parking and plenty of beautiful art  to see.... 

The 52nd annual Space Coast Art Festival is held each year over Thanksgiving Weekend. Sunday  hours are from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. The Festival is located at the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral.  

The Space Coast Art Festival is pleased to host over 240 artists for this year’s festival. As always, Space Coast Art Festival will provide free live entertainment from 10am-5pm for all to enjoy.

Holiday Gift Shop at Art Gallery of Viera

I​t's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Art Gallery of Viera.
 Fabulous one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists and artisans.
The New Era of Fine Art in Viera

Friday, November 27, 2015

Drawing with Perspective Classes at Hobby Lobby

Learn how to draw using perspective in nature and manmade structures. This class teaches the fundamentals in drawing with the use of perspective tools to create the illusion of 3-D.

This is an ongoing class and you can join anytime!
Hobby Lobby
7201 Shoppes Drive, Suite 101, Viera FL

Every Thursday beginning on January 7th, 2016
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
$20.00 per class

Contact Debi Pettigrew to register
321-749-1153 or

Supply list will be provided upon registration.

View Debi's work at

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Camera Club of Brevard

 There will be no monthly Camera Club of Brevard Tuesday meeting in December. The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 5th, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave. in historic Eau Gallie. The program will be their AV Slide Show Extravaganza featuring dynamic multi-media slide shows created by CCB members. This will be a great opportunity to see how different photographers transform a selection of their individual photographs into a unique slide show with a singular theme accompanied by a personalized, musical soundtrack.

    The January photo contest theme is “Black and White.” Members may submit one photograph to the contest. The November photo contest theme was “The Perfect Moment.” Prize winners are shown above. The CCB meets the first Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave. in historic Eau Gallie. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information please see

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Featured Artist for December at Art Gallery of Viera is Susan Kennicott

Art Gallery of Viera is proud to announce our featured artist For December
Susan Kennicott

Susan Kennicott says:

I came out of a Midwest farm community known as Gin Ridge where the natural beauty, colors and contrast instilled a deep appreciation of my life and surroundings.  My paintings inspired by these gifts of nature grow themselves.  Each stroke is like a seed that begins to grow.  The sprouting twists and turns never knowing a certain path which reflects how my floral paintings grow.  Along with my abstract florals I love painting animals and wildlife.  Perhaps this is a result of the many hours traipsing through the hills, woods and countryside.  

I studied art at Western Illinois University and benefited by workshops I attended as I moved throughout the country with my husband and son.  My art has been featured on the covers of an international nursery catalog,  collected nationally and internationally and have won local and international awards.  I have been commissioned not only for portraits of family and pets but also my florals have been commissioned to match specific color schemes.  Along with creating art I love creating artists!  Teaching budding artists to me is so rewarding especially when you see the light suddenly go on in the student and they understand what has been evading them.

Just as nature evolves so does my art.  I am always ready to explore new and different ways to express what is in my mind and soul.  We never know what is around each corner and leaving us open to explore keeps us forever growing just like the seed!

The New Era of Fine Art in Viera

Joanna White Sculpture in the Sight Unseen: Touchable Sculpture Exhibit

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden
633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Sight Unseen: Touchable Sculpture
December 7, 2015 – April 17, 2016

Leave your preconceived notions about museums at the door and come to your senses. The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens presents our innovative exhibition, Sight Unseen: Touchable Sculpture.  Sight Unseen is a contemporary sculpture exhibit centered on the concept of touchable, 3-Dimensional art.  All the sculpture on display was made and designed to involve you the viewer; we encourage interaction!

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to answer the question, “What’s this made of?” as they explore the materials and layers of meaning within each work of art. The sculptures on display range from delicate bones, thick wall hangings, silicone-covered figures, and life-sized abstractions, to modern laser-cut works – truly something for every taste. A veritable feast of texture!

The exhibition also features a sensory station, wherein sighted individuals can experience art while wearing blindfolds. This enables guests to let go of sight and fully embrace heightened sensory awareness. The installation features a tactical wayfinding system along with braille labels for those visitors with visual impairments. With insight from our local disability communities, including the blind and vision-impaired and The VSA of Florida (State Organization on Arts and Disability), we welcome all audiences to enjoy the art of touch!

Sight Unseen artists represent some of the most innovative and exciting sculptors, from local heavyweights, to art educators, emerging and professional artists, and out-of-state exhibitors—many of whom are members of our community partner, The Florida Sculptor’s Guild. The Albin Polasek Museum is proud to be a stage for 40 modern sculptors’ interpretation of texture.  Don’t be afraid “to touch the red button” as we invite you to experience sculpture like never before. Be inspired by your senses. 

Joanna White has a sculpture in this exhibit...

Joanna White describes her piece: 

Title:      The Sick Ones                                                                                                                                        
Dimensions: 96 x 5.5 x 50 inches (approximately)
Material(s): Abandoned student drawings, oil paint, post-it notes, metal brads
Object Description:
“Watching my students discard their drawings at the end of the semester is like witnessing the wasted potential of a life. I often scavenge the abandoned drawings and fold them into paper boxes.  I love seeing the awkward blunders of an unwanted project magically transform into a completely different life form. Two dimensions become three, and what was a flimsy plane becomes a vessel.  I love the tension between the crisp, sturdy appearance of the box structure, and the saggy, yielding quality of the paper.  Connecting  boxes together forms an entirely new organism... many small geometric segments create an overall organic form. The articulation of the joints provides subtle movement and a fluid restructuring of the collective body. Each segment maintains its originality, yet contributes to a greater whole."

Monday, November 23, 2015

33rd Annual Holiday Craft Show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit dates: November 1, 2015 - January 9, 2016

The 33rd Annual Holiday Craft Show is in full swing at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Visit for your special holiday shopping. There will also be a reception on First Friday, December 4th, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Many of the artisans will be attending so it's the perfect chance to ask questions and meet them.  This well known event offers you outstanding gift choices of completely original design.

Gallery hours through this exhibit are 10 am - 5 pm, Mondays through Saturdays, and 1 pm - 4 pm on Sundays.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935

Saturday, November 21, 2015

In Appreciation....

Thanks so much to Linda Geiger for becoming a Friend of Brevard Art News.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Please click on Linda's badge in the right column and see her beautiful artwork.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday Art Bazaar at Art and Soul Studio in Satellite Beach

Local artists will be represented during Art and Soul Studio's annual Holiday Art Bazaar on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. Shoppers can choose from original hand-crafted works during this event which also features a raffle to benefit a local charity, snacks, beverages, and free gift wrapping! 
The Holiday Art Bazaar will be held at Art & Soul Studios, 664 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.
For information about the event, or to register as a participant,
contact Karen McDonald, 321-243-5498, email 
Holiday Art Bazaar at Art & Soul Studio
664 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
3:00 to 9:00 pm

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CBAA Sip and Paint with complimentary wine

  When? Thursday, December 17 2015
  Time: 6-8 pm
  Where: CBAA Studio address: 103 Barton Blvd. Rockledge, Fl. 32955
  Cost: $20.00 per person includes all supplies!
  Instructor:. Anne Sands

To register, email or call 603-591-6104 then send check payable to CBAA / TO: Sip N Stroke 103 Barton Blvd. Rockledge, Fl. 32955 by Deadline by December 10

  *Class size is limited to 14 people so you MUST pre-register!

This class is geared to anyone who wants to have fun, try acrylics and take home a completed aquatic painting at the end of class. Beginners are welcome!!

 All money for this event is being donated to Central Brevard Art Association(CBAA) as part of a fund raiser to provide artistic opportunities in the Central Brevard area.

Suzanne Parisien Frank at the Eau Gallie Civic Center on November 21 and 22

Suzanne  Parisien Frank will be showing some of her art work this coming Saturday and Sunday, at the ArtWorks Festival on Highland Ave, in Eau Gallie.  

Inside the Civic Center, you can visit two rooms:  1)  Is the Mee the Authors Book Fair and 2)  is the Porcelain Art Club display, in which Suzanne is featured with numerous examples of clay art:  large, small, inexpensive and very expensive. Myriad of themes, oceanographic, animals, dance, etc.  The civic center will be open from 9:30 - 5 p.m. both days.  Come and say hello and see her one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

Learn to Paint with Pastels with Carol Muro King

Local artist teaches four week pastel course
In time for the holidays, Carol Muro King introduces students to the vibrant world of pastel painting. Learn about various tools, materials, and techniques. Classes include rendering two still life drawings to keep or give as gifts. The four week course will be held at Ralph’s Art Supply, 1420 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL.

Sundays, Nov. 29 - Dec. 20,1pm - 3:30pm
Tuesdays, Dec. 1 - Dec. 22, 1pm - 3:30pm
Thursdays, Dec. 3 - Dec. 24, 1pm - 3:30pm

Cost: $100 (4 week course)
In addition, a supply list is provided and supplies are needed for the first day of class.

Carol Muro King is a professional artist and owner of Minerva Studio, LLC, Her pastel artwork has been featured in How to Pastel Magazine, May 2015 and in the Brush with Success Art Competition at the Art Gallery of Viera, October 2015.

For more information, please contact: or 321-289-2592.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Eau Gallie Arts District Food Drive

Shared Pathways with Steven and Katherine Aimone

by Steven Aimone

Exhibit dates: February 2, 2016 - February 28, 2016

Shared Pathways: Steven and Katherine Aimone will open on February 2, 2016 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, FL. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, February 5, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Katherine and Steve will be present to meet, greet, and discuss their paintings. Both artists’ bodies of work are based upon internal work, communicated through abstract means.

Steve and Katherine met in DeLand, Florida, when she was director of the DeLand Museum of Art, and he was a working artist and instructor. They married in 2000 and formed Aimone Art Services in 2001. Today the couple maintains studios in Asheville, NC and on Mohegan Island, ME. They work and grow as artists, supporting one another in the pursuit of their dreams, aspirations, and goals.

Steven says about his work, “My work is visual poetry, speaking indirectly and metaphorically about the human experience. The paintings serve as gateways, affording access to complex, internal states of emotion, psyche, and spirit.” Steven’s work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions in New York and elsewhere, and his paintings are represented in corporate and private collections. 

by Katherine Aimone
Katherine says about her work: “My work is about experiencing beauty—that vulnerable state that is accessible each day, but often overlooked in our push to succeed and take care of practical concerns.” Her paintings were hung at the American Embassy in Moldova from 2010-14 through the Art in Embassies Program, and she had a solo exhibition in Asheville during 2015. She is currently organizing a national exhibition that opens in April for the new Greenville Creative Arts Center. Together with Dr. Nancy Hillis, she teaches workshops called Doing the Work of Your Life: Moving Beyond Fear in Abstract Art.

Steve, a nationally recognized painting teacher in both the US and Canada teaches the Master Series Workshop-Residences during January and February every year at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. He also teaches in Asheville, Maine, and New Orleans. He is the author of the popular book, Expressive Drawing, published in 2010. Katherine’s company, ArtsWrite, provides professional writing for artists. 

In an effort to explore painting together more deeply, the couple took a painting sabbatical from October through December of 2015 in Cortona, Italy, and this exhibition features some of their work created there.

Shared Pathways will run through February 28.

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

Pastels for Kids with Debi Pettigrew

Ralph's Art Supply
1420 Highland Avenue
Melbourne, FL

$25.00/session or $80.00 for 4 sessions
Contact Debi Pettigrew to register:
321-749-1153 or

Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Enroll your child in a fun and creative activity during the holiday break!

Students welcome on any of the following dates and times:

Tuesdays, Dec. 22 & Dec. 29 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Thursdays, Dec. 24 & Dec. 31 Noon-1:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Dec. 19, Dec. 26 & Jan. 2 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Please let us know which sessions we can expect your child to attend.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Waste Me Not - Recycled Art Show -- Call for Art (K-12)

The inaugural Waste Me Not Recycled Art Show will feature art from Brevard County K-12th grade students who submit their artwork to participate in the Recycle Art Contest.

The Recycle Art Show will be on Sunday, November 22nd at the Avenue’s from 2-5pm

To participate in the Recycled Art Show:
1. Download registration form
2. Complete registration form and submit it via email to by November 15th
3. Print a copy of your registration form to attach to your entry
4. Attach a copy of the filled out form to your artwork and bring them to the Avenue's on November 21st
5. Drop off your artwork at the Avenue's Community Room on November 21st from 10am to 3pm

For more information, refer to the RULES section in the registration form or contact the contest coordinator, Kim Farson, at

Mark your calendars:
When: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Where: The Avenue Viera - Community Room
              2261 Town Center Avenue #113 - Viera, FL - 32940
What time: 2 to 5pm

PRIZES include gift certificates from Pizza Gallery & Grill, tickets to Brevard Zoo to see Washed Ashore exhibit, gift certificate to classes from the Art Gallery of Viera, privilege of having artwork at display at one of their partners' location and more!

The inaugural Recycled Art Show is a fundraiser for Recycle Brevard/3Rs and Beyond to support and make possible creating and carrying out various community projects.

Students submitting an entry will receive a FREE ticket. First parent/guardian will receive discount of 50% off regular ticket price.  Tickets available at or, cash sales ONLY, at Pizza Gallery & Grill in Viera.

Tickets to the Waste Me Not Recycled Art Show include access to recycled art show, live demo by local artists, light hors d'oeuvres, music, recycled art hands-on activities, cash bar, and more!