Thursday, July 24, 2014

Artist Rene Griffith's New 'Modern Vintage' Artwork Available in Altamonte Springs

Indialantic, FL  Artist Rene Griffith has placed her new modern-vintage paintings for sale in Adjectives Vintage Market in Altamonte Springs. Adjectives Vintage Market is one of the best upscale vintage and retro marketplaces in Central Florida with over 12,000 square feet of floor space displaying the diverse and eclectic merchandise of pickers, craftspeople, and artisans. Located in the Greater Orlando area, the market is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at 1215 East Altamonte Drive (also known as SR436) in Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701. Here's the link to Adjectives Vintage Market:

Ms. Griffith's new work combines her photographs and painting in an interesting and unique way. “I'm really excited to be showing and selling my 'modern-vintage' artwork at this location,” says Rene. “I call these new paintings 'fauxtographs” and they can best be described as edgy vintage Americana. I have photographed vintage memorabilia such as classic cars and trucks, woodies, wooden boats, old signs, bicycles, buildings, and antiques for decades. I'm happy to have found a way to meld these items in a new way that fit in to these popular vintage markets.”

Griffith  is a painter and photographer who works from her Indialantic home art studio. As a working artist, she travels extensively in search of interesting landscapes and still life subjects to incorporate into her mixed media pieces. Griffith also teaches art marketing workshops and is an active member of the local art community and museum. Griffith's fine art photography and paintings are in private and corporate collections in the U. S. and are licensed to art publishers internationally. To see more of her work, visit her website at

First Friday in the Eau Gallie Arts District

First Friday – August 1 6:30-9:30
It is going to be an exciting First Friday Art Walk!  The Foosaner Art Museum and EGAD! Are proud to present the Space Coast Jazz Band Big Band in the bandshell!

Other August First Friday events in the district:

Studio Z - Rummage Sale - indoor and air conditioned, 6-8pm

Rehab Vintage Market -  will be open late until 9pm with outdoor vendors selling. Summer Night party with watermelon slices and a lemonade stand!

Nature’s Spirit – FREE seeds! Native, butterfly, wildflower, herbs

Off Center Arts Center – Opening Exhibit for “Salt in the Air, Sand in My Hair 6pm

Renee Foosaner Education Center - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will feature art projects created by students during the museum’s summer camp program, “The Art of Being A Kid” Also the paintings of Harak Rubio.

Foosaner Art Museum – exhibition: Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity

Art and Antiques -  has three events going on: a very special juried show of “Dog Days of Summer” and “Hope Pet Rescue”  Any unused pet supplies, wet food, dry food, blankets, towels, toys welcome,  Meet and Greet Author Darryl L. Gentry -  Let the Good Times Roll: birth of rock n roll 1955 – 1963, and Author Linda Jump, children’s books for ages 4-8 

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery: Home Exhibit to benefit the Sharing Center. Stop by to see art representing the theme "Home" created by guest artists. Opening is August 1, 2014, 5:30 to 8:30.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery Annual Sale

This month, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has back by popular demand, their annual sale on new and slightly used art books, art supplies and equipment, frames and artists original art works. This is your chance to purchase all these items at greatly reduced prices.   It only happens once per year, and bargains of all kinds are to be had. 

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery  will be celebrating their 40th anniversary next February. Come enjoy Eau Gallie's First Friday celebration August 1 and after picking up some  great bargains at the gallery, visit the Foosenar Art Museum across the street and the other galleries that keep popping up in the neighborhood. 

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

Creative Cards With Ree at Art Gallery of Viera

(Near Coldwater Creek and Belk)

Bring a friend and learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards and/or gifts.  We create greeting cards, gifts, or gift bags.  New projects each week!
Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $12 price of the class.  
Advance reservations are needed and may be placed by contacting Ree at
 321-773-0095, 321-961-2350 or at
   July and August Schedule
                 You may sign up for either the morning class (10:30 am-12:30 pm) 
or the afternoon class (1:30 pm-3:30 pm)
July 28
August 4, 11, 18 & 25
Art Gallery of Viera •  2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111  • Viera, FL 32940


Creative Cards and Gift-Making Classes With Ree at The Titusville Art League

1421 Draa Road, 
Titusville, 32796

Bring a friend and learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards and/or gifts.  We create greeting cards, gifts, or gift bags.  New projects each class!
Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $13 price of the class ($15 for non-TAL members).  
Advance reservations are needed by the prior Monday  and may be placed by contacting Ree at
 321-773-0095 or 321-961-2350 or at
August is Buy One, Get One Free!  Share the class fee with a friend!
Email your reservation to Ree!
July and August Classes, 11 am-1 pm
July 23 (Cards and Treat Holders)
August 14 and 28 (All-Occasion Cards and Christmas Cards)
Check out our classes and cards at

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beginning Oil Painting Classes

Tricia Eisen will be teaching beginning oil painting classes starting August 5th, from 9:30 - 12:30. The classes will meet at the Art & Antique Studio,  1419 Highland Ave. In Melbourne, Florida.   For registration, and  more information about the class, please call  Tricia Eisen at 321-508-4281

Painting in downtown Eau Gallie on the 3rd Saturday to begin soon.

All artists are invited to bring their easels and join in every 3rd Saturday of each month,  on the sidewalks of Highland Ave, downtown Eau Gallie.  There, artists will be painting, or creating art, from 10 AM. -  12 PM. , or longer if you want. 

The crowds are very successful on First Fridays, so lets create on 3rd Saturday Paintouts too, and line the sidewalks with artists.  Several galleries and the Eau Gallie Florist will be participating in this event as well. Come have some fun, promote your beautiful art work, and or, your Galleries. 

If you are interested, please let Tricia Eisen know.  Any sugestions, and help, with this, would be appreciated.   There will not be any fees to join in.  

Any questions, please call 321-508-4281. Tricia Eisen

Home at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

 The August show at The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is entitled 'HOME' and they have included children and artists from throughout the county to display what they consider 'home'

There will be a village of handcrafted structures for the Front Gallery Exhibition.
Houses made with lots of love and imagination; of clay or wire or paper machĂ©, of wood or cardboard with paint, or fabric and lace; 3-D abodes… dwellings… home.  all sizes and colors, fancy and not so fancy… people house and animal houses.
They have invited several groups of children to paint the backdrops for the village, which should add to the whimsical factor of this exhibition. As a contribution to the community they will be collecting food and monetary donations for the South Brevard Sharing Center throughout the exhibition period. Along with a food pantry open to Brevard County residents in need, they provide assistance with prescriptions, utilities and rent vouchers; to help keep families in their homes. For more info about the South Brevard Sharing Center see their website.
This in an invitational show with many artist throughout the community participating. They hope you will enjoytheir efforts and remember to Buy Local Art!
 Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Camp Student Art Show July 31-August 1 at Renee Foosaner Education Center

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Renee Foosaner Education Center will host its 2nd annual summer camp student art show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, and Friday, Aug. 1, in the Ruth Cote Clemente Wing of the Renee Foosaner Education Center in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. The exhibition will feature art projects created by students during the museum’s summer camp program, “The Art of Being A Kid.” 

Thursday’s showing is for family and friends of campers only. 

Friday’s exhibition is open to the public and will be held in conjunction with First Friday in the arts district.  Entertainment will include a photo booth by Cosmic CafĂ© and light refreshments. Admission is free both nights.

This year’s summer camp theme tapped into the unfettered, adventurous, creative spirit that kids naturally possess. Morning camp themes such as “Play,” “Grow,” “Imagine,” and “Explore” spoke to the essence of being a kid. Afternoon campers focused on media-specific classes, including drawing, painting, 3-D art and printmaking,.

Summer campers were asked at the end of each week to select a project they felt represented themselves as artists for inclusion in the art show.
For more information, email Curator of Education Sara Russo at or call 321-674-8923. Or visit

Sunday, July 20, 2014


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Tropical Daze at Art Gallery of Viera

Hummingbirds by Rebecca Gomme

Who: Art Gallery of Viera
What: Opening Reception of Tropical Daze
Where: 2261 Town Center Avenue, Viera, FL 32940
Contact: Jerry Hanzl at (321) 633-4075 or Susan Stone at (401) 596-4266

On Saturday evening, August 9th, from 6 to 9 pm, as the summer heat in Florida makes life a bit steamy and locals become entranced by water, sand and sun, Art Gallery of Viera in the Avenue will host “Tropical Daze”. This will be the fifth time the gallery has celebrated the palms, sunsets, ocean and birds. It is hot and it is Florida, and it is all expressed in the hot-hot-hot tropical art by local artists.

Manatees by Helen Wheatley

Simple Pleasures by Jeanette Drake
The Kingdom Awakens by Jerry Hanzl
Art Gallery of Viera is a members gallery and it is managed by five of the artists, J. Susan Cole Stone, Helen Wheatley, Jeanette Drake, Rebecca Gomme and Jerry Hanzl. During this show, they will be honored as the gallery's featured artists for the month of August. At the opening reception, Ree Nathan, one of the gallery's teachers, will demonstrate the art of card making and guests can sign up to win a
stained glass butterfly by AGoV glass artist, Eileen Farrell. This art show is open to member and guest artists. The gallery will hold a month long 'Peoples Choice Award' (visitors will vote on their favorite piece of art) with the winning artist receiving a wall in the front room of the gallery for display in January 2015.

This show will be sizzling, so the gallery will have wine and snacks to help you cool down and wild tropical colors to get you hot again.

Come join in the Tropical Daze.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Shrine-making Class on July 26, a Saturday at Gallery 26

Class size is small so register early!
Come by Gallery 26 to register and prepay for either class. The address is Gallery 26, 303 State Road 26, Melrose, FL.
Gallery Hours Open from Friday to Sunday from 11 to 5 pm.
July 26, Saturday 10 to 12:30

Cost: $25. One Day Workshop
Teacher: Hannah Price
Materials included: Bring personal momentos if desired.
Hannah will guide you through the process of making your own
personal shrine. It can represent an idea, a special person or
an occasion that has meaning to you. The photo below is just
an example of Hannah's work. 

Eminant Domain

aka 'Squatter's Paradise'

Five bold local artists take over 1052 Cypress Avenue in the Historic Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD!), for a 30-day Studio project, culminating in this ONE WEEKEND ONLY Art Exhibition. 4521 Sq. feet and available for rent. See the art, see the space. Be there.

FRIDAY 5-11pm.
SATURDAY 11am-2pm, artist talk.

Featuring Art by:
Jeff Filipski, Joanna White, Hailey Clark, Alex Stankiewicz, Christine Filiberto

Entertainment by Alfie Silva - Entertainer
Libations by Sol-Tree
Ice Cream + More by Mr. J's

Admission is free.

King Night - Friday Night Live

Friday Nite Live!
Enjoy a blast from the past as we pay tribute to
Elvis Presley – the King of Rock N Roll
Elvis Impersonator
Live Music by Raising the Joy Band
Jitterbug, Hula Hoop & Twist Contests
Food – Vendors
Some Shops, Stores, Restaurants Open Late

Dig out those Poodle Skirts, DAs, Bee Bops  
Grow your Mutton Chops
And come on down

Friday August 8
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm 
Julia Street Parking Lot in
Historic Downtown Titusville
At the Corner of US1 & Julia Street
 Community Event- FREE ADMISSION

Hosted by the Downtown Titusville Merchants Association
Contact – 321.267.8563
September 12 – Wines of the World- Wine Sampling – Street Party (US1 Closure)

The Downtown Gallery will be open during the event with featured caricature artist, Joshua Alexander.  He will also have sketches of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Rat Pack, etc for sale

Friday, July 18, 2014

Textile Center at Florida Tech presents Fabric Postcards Workshop

 MELBOURNE, FL - The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology announces its final summer 2014 workshop.  “Fabric Postcards” will be presented Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the center’s second-floor mezzanine

In “Fabric Postcards” participants will join presenter Carol Poole for three hours of fun - transforming fabric scraps, card foundations, crayons, threads and markers into post office acceptable, one-of-a-kind post cards.   Provided kits will include materials necessary to make 4 - 5 postcards. Participants may also bring a sewing machine (in good working order with a fresh needle), a variety of threads in preferred colors, and BSS (Basic Sewing Supplies) - scissors (fabric and paper), snips, rotary cutter and small mat, and necessary sewing machine feet for decorative stitching.

Admission for the workshop is $25 for the general public and $20 for Friends of Textiles members.  All skill levels are welcome. Please RSVP by August 1 to or contact (321) 674-6129.

This event is presented in conjunction with the center’s current quilt exhibits, Florida in Fabric II and Oil Stains: A Series by Eleanor McCain which are on view through August 23. 

Regular hours for the Ruth Funk Center are Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. The Center is located next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne at 150 W. University Blvd. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (321) 674-8313.

Call for Artists for Melbourne Main Street's Fall Art Festival

Calling all artists, crafters & businesses ~ we want YOU to be part of this year's eclectic mix of vendors at Melbourne Main Street's Fall Art Festival! 

This year, the Melbourne Fall Art Festival will occur on the weekend of November 7-9, 2014. Attendees and artists indicated a preference toward cooler weather and closer to holiday shopping - so we listened!

Also new this year is the expansion of the show to include not only our wonderful fine artists, but also crafters, antique and vintage vendors as well. We are going for a more low-key, relaxed festival feel at our 21st Annual Fall Art Festival in charming Historic Downtown Melbourne.

I have attached an application for your convenience. Please feel free to pass along to a friend or colleague who may want to join us this year - the more the merrier!

We hope to see you this year - and as always, if you have any questions, please call 321-724-1741 or email us back at this address.

Wishing you all the best,
Casey Gilbert
Executive Director
Melbourne Main Street

Click link below for pdf application: