Saturday, March 25, 2017

Vision 2017 - Strabridge Art League. Opening Reception at Art Gallery of Viera

Works not shown at the Art Gallery of Viera will
most likely (space allowing) be shown at
April 21st-May 21st

Friday, March 24, 2017

“Symbolism of Pattern in the Culture of the Bedouin” by Alfred Madain

  • NAME of event:  “Symbolism of Pattern in the Culture of the Bedouin” by Alfred Madain DATE: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
·         TIME: Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Denius Student Center, Hartley Room, Florida Tech Campus
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PRICE: $10, FREE for Friends of Textiles (FOT) members and full-time Florida Tech faculty, staff and students
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313
  • Website:

About the Lecture:
Alfred Madain will present an illustrated lecture that explores three essential aspects of Bedouin lifestyle - the Bedouin home and the role it plays in social structure; the fabrics, methods, and patterns of Bedouin weaving; and Bedouin dress with a look at the significance of embroidery and pattern and their connection to identity.
Alfred Madain was born and raised in Jordan and has traveled widely throughout the Arab/Islamic world. He is a professional social scientist and teaches the subject of Human Geography. A musician and ethnomusicologist, Alfred gives lectures on the lifestyle of the Bedouin, the Bedouin home, and music of the Arab and Islamic world. He has stayed with Bedouin people on his travels and will share detailed information on the Bedouin’s idea of honor, law, kinship, gender roles in the home, and hierarchy of social relationships.
Image Credits:
Courtesy of Alfred Madain

Oil Workshops at South Beaches Gallery

South Beaches Gallery Portraits in Oil Workshops
The second session of South Beaches Gallery’s Traditional Oil Portraits Workshops will begin April 19th.  
This series of adult art classes (teens will be considered after an interview), is a valuable opportunity to work with a Master Portrait Artist, using a live model.  Classes are open to all levels of expertise.  

The five week Wednesday workshops, will be limited to six (6) students in order to assure each student receives maximum attention.   Students will learn portraiture in a classic style, working with a live model. Demonstrations, discussions, composition, draftsmanship, basic facial dimensions, drawing with paint, light sources and much more will be included in this concentrated, comprehensive workshop.
Classes are $225 for the series and begin Wednesday, April 19th and run through May 17th.  Hours will be 6:00 PM to about 8:30 PM, and easels will be provided.  A supply list will be available upon reserving a space.
You may contact Susan at South Beaches Gallery, at or (321) 591-9154, with any questions.  Remember there are only six (6) available seats. Registration must be completed in advance in order to assure a space.
Please feel free to come to the gallery at 321 Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach, to see samples of our instructor's, Lynda Kodwyck's, work.
South Beaches Gallery & Art Education Center

Master Portrait Artist Lynda Kodwyck.
Lynda majored in Fine Art at UNH where she chose John Hatch as hermentor and completed her Magnum Opus her Junior year. She studied with master artist,Richard Gibney, a WWII combat artist and muralist and at The Finishing School in Long Island, New York with the renowned French muralist, Pascal Amblard.
Lynda also attended workshops with New England master artists Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo and Dennis Perrin. In Florida she studied with Master Figurative and Portrait Sculptor, Stephen Perkins and Master Portrait Artist, John Houghton.
Lynda was a member of the Newburyport (MA), York (ME) and Kittery (ME) Art Associations and currently a member of The Artists' Guild of Brevard, (TASGOB), the Vero Beach Art Club (VBAC), and the Portrait Society of America (PSA).
She has exhibited in Northern New England juried shows, one woman and group shows, and galleries. She is currently showing her work in juried shows in Florida and is a featured artist in "South Beaches Gallery". She maintains exhibiting relationships in northern NE and her paintings and murals (moveable and permanent) are in homes and businesses throughout the Eastern US and the UK.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017




FLAGLER BEACH, FLOcean Art Gallery is proud to announce that Tom Sadler and Sally Evans, husband and wife, are the featured artists for the month of April at the downtown Flagler Beach contemporary art gallery. The couple will be the guests of honor at their art opening reception for “Coastal Dreaming” from 6 – 8 pm on Friday, April 7 and will share their respective artistic styles in a presentation at 5:30 pm on April 14.

Sadler moved to Orlando in 1983 and dedicated his art to capturing the light, color, and mood of Central Florida landscapes, which he found to be a never-ending source of inspiration. The intense light, combined with the natural beauty of the lakes, rivers, and parks are captured in his landscape paintings. 

He received his BFA at Auburn University and continued his art education by studying oil painting with Jack Dempsey at the Huntsville campus of the University of Alabama, followed by study at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since then, he has studied the work of a variety of major artists, all of whom had different influences on his work. Sadler feels a pressing desire and necessity to paint each day and believes that, even after his current success as a top Florida landscape painter, the door to greater achievement is just opening for him, revealing all that is possible for him through his artwork.

With BFA in hand from the University of South Carolina, Sally Evans began her art career as a graphic artist. She soon realized she wanted to push herself more artistically. That epiphany caused her to reassess her future, and a vacation in the deserts of the Southwestern United States changed everything when she was introduced to artists from the area whose dramatic use of color stirred her soul. Evans felt her lifetime goal was to become a fulltime painter, a dream she has followed ever since. Though she started with watercolors, she now enjoys pastels, acrylics and mixed media, with expressive use of color and bold designs being the hallmarks of her style.

Evans’ subject matter ranges from the beaches of Florida to the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona. She finds the palette of the deserts a refreshing change from her native South. In addition to her landscapes, Evans loves animals and creates whimsical works inspired by dogs, cats, horses and any other creatures that catch her fancy.

Her paintings have been exhibited in international juried shows, galleries and museums throughout the United States and her work is collected by individuals and corporations, including Tampa Bay Magazine, US Airways Club, The St. Joe Company, Coca Cola Corporation, and Chili’s Corporation.

Everyone is invited to the April 7 Opening Reception, which will occur simultaneously with Flagler Beach’s First Friday event across Moody Blvd in Veterans Park. Admission and parking for the Reception is free, and the gallery’s parking lot is accessed from N. 2nd Street between N. Central and N. Daytona Avenues.

Entertainment for the reception will be provided  by Dr. Jim Hain, creator of and lead scientist for the Marineland Right Whale Project, who will give up his day job to present an eclectic musical program on alto and bass flutes.

Admission to the April 14 presentation by Sadler and Evans at 5:30 pm is also free. Seating is limited to 40; call 386-693-4882 to reserve space.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Figure Sculpture Spring 2017 with Georgi Gelalles

Figure Sculpture Spring 2017
Georgi Gelalles
Foosaner Education Center
Saturday (8 weeks, Mar. 25- May 13)
1:00 PM  –  4:00 PM
$140 members, $165 non-members (model fee extra, and collected at first class)

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.

Mixed Media Oil Painting Spring 2017 with Georgi Gelalles


Mixed Media Oil Painting Spring 2017

Georgi Gelalles
Sat. 9-12 p.m. (8 weeks, Mar. 25-May 13)
Foosaner Education Center
$140 members / $165 non-members

Explore drawing for painting along with basic techniques in mixed media oils. Learn basic shapes, perspective and intro to figure drawing. In painting, explore loose washes, scumbling, impasto techniques, and mixed media will be taught and demonstrated. Collage, stenciling, spray painting, and image transfer also demonstrated and taught. Discussion of famous painters and their techniques will be part of the weekly lessons.