Saturday, May 20, 2017

Oil Painitng Class with Tricia Eisen and Linda Krupp

by Linda Krupp
At the Art Gallery of Viera
Starting in June, 2017
(June 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29)

Teachers Tricia Eisen and Linda Krupp

With over 30 years of painting between them, artists Tricia Eisen and Linda Krupp invite you to their on-going oil painting class.  Bring your own supplies and a photo or picture of what you want to paint.  Prior experience is helpful but is not required.  These instructors will help you with everything from selecting and preparing your painting surface to composition, brush strokes, color mixing, blending, and more.

Classes are held every Thursday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.  Payment for the month is due the first Thursday of each month.  A suggested list of supplies can be provided if requested.  Call either Tricia at 321-508-4281 or Linda at 321-269-5805 to register.  Class size is limited, so call now!

Tricia Eisen

                                    Linda Krupp

Art Gallery of Viera
2261 Town Center Avenue
Suite 111
Viera, FL 32940 (321) 504-4343

by Tricia Eisen

Friday, May 19, 2017

Studios of Cocoa Beach - June Classes

Studios of Cocoa Beach Announces June Classes

Summer’s Here!  The Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach announces its June Workshops.   Included are adult classes plus a great schedule of classes for children ages kindergarten through teens.  For detailed information visit the website: or call the studio at 321-613-3480

Sip n' Paint
 No art experience necessary
Bring your own refreshments and leave with a finished painting
 Friday, June 9 and Friday, June 30.  Projects vary
 $35 includes all materials

 Oil Painting, beginner/intermediate
with Tricia Eisen
Tuesdays 5pm -7:30 pm
$25 per class plus supplies

Beginning Acrylic Painting
with Gretchen Ten Eyck Hunt
Fridays 1pm -3 pm
$25 per class plus supplies


Giraffe Gourd Workshop
With Fonda Haddad
June 23  or June 30th
1 pm – 4 pm
$30 includes all materials

Summer Camp: Morning Adventures
With Linda Z Williams
Monday t- Friday. 9 am – 11 am
June 5 to July 28
$130 a week or $30 a day                                                

Creative Creatures & Beasts
For K to 3rd Grade
With  Maria Tomacari
Monday - Thursdays, 12 noon-2 pm
June 19 to 22 and July10 to 13
$50/4 days or $30 for 2 days

Animated Animals
4th, 5th, and 6th grade
With Maria Tomacari
Monday-Thursday, 12 noon to 3 pm
 June 26-29 and July 17-20
$50 / 4 days or $30 /2 days

Fantastic Beasties
7 to 12th Grade
With Maria Tomacari
Mon- Thurs 12 noon to 3 pm
July 3-6 and July 24-27
$50/4 days or $30/ 2 days

Explorations in Art
An Experiment in A Variety of Media
Age 15 and up
with Eliz Rose Scholder
Saturdays in June ( 3,10,17, &24)
 10am -12noon
$95 for 4  weeks



FLAGLER BEACH, FLOn Friday, June 2 emerging artist Kristen Kutay will experience her first art opening reception when she will be featured at Ocean Art Gallery for a month-long exhibit of her mixed media resin and acrylic paintings. The reception is from 6 to 8 pm and the exhibit will run through June 30. The downtown Flagler Beach gallery at 206 Moody Blvd is the first gallery to showcase Kutay’s artwork in the young artist’s blossoming career.

Kutay and her husband, Tim, live in Palm Coast where she has an in-home studio. A self-taught artist since her youth, Kutay has experimented with a variety of methods, techniques, materials, and paints, most recently settling on a mixed media process of blending resin and acrylic to produce high-gloss paintings. Working on wood panels, she creates works that have been described as looking like the earth as seen from space. Her use of brilliant colors and flowing designs often generates intense energy and emotion in the viewer, coupled with a feeling that each image is a special place that must be visited and enjoyed.

Always an adventurous type and lover of nature, Kutay and her husband just returned from Europe where they enjoyed hundreds of visual inputs that inspired new imagery for her art. As a committed conservationist, she reuses her tools and purchases products that withstand the wear and tear without resorting to disposable items that will land in the trash. Kutay searches for artist products that are less toxic for her and the environment, with her resins being environmentally and eco-friendly. In some paintings, she incorporates elements from the natural world, as well.

Gallery owner Frank Gromling said, “When I met Kristen at the gallery I was impressed by her passion for nature, something I share, and her keen sense of color and form in her paintings.” After talking further and seeing several more of her pieces, Gromling knew he wanted to provide her with her first gallery opportunity. For Kutay, it is a dream come true. After a serious health challenge during the past year, she was seeking that singular opportunity to re-start her life in a way that would negate all of the pain and angst she had endured. She said, “I feel as if my life is back on track and I have been given an enormous blessing, which comes with the responsibility to deliver my very best art.”

Everyone is invited to the June 2 Opening Reception, which will occur simultaneously with Flagler Beach’s First Friday event across Moody Blvd in Veterans Park. Friday night is a great dining night in downtown Flagler Beach and Ocean Art Gallery is right in the center of the activity, with over 10 restaurants within four blocks. 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. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Captured: A Photography Exhibi at Studios of Cocoa Beach

The Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway, will hold an opening reception for “Captured: A Photography Exhibit” on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 6 pm to 9pm.  The exhibit features the work of local photographers Ray Baldino, Rebecca Gomme, Rene Griffith, Jim Kalupa, Don Martin, Mark Mittleman and Nancy Williamson. The evening includes wine and chocolates and a chance to meet the exhibit artists as well as the Studio artists.  The photographs will be on display from May 20 through June 16, 2017.

The Studios of Cocoa Beach is a cooperative gallery featuring 25 plus local artists presenting painting, graphics, watercolor, photography, jewelry, pottery, fibers, basketry, sculpture and more.  It is the creative hub of downtown Cocoa Beach with a full schedule of workshops teaching a variety of techniques from beginner to advanced.  For more information on exhibits, Studio artists, or the complete workshop schedule, visit the website: 
or call  321-613-3480

Art and Antique Studio and Gallery 13th Anniversary Exhibit


 1429 Highland Avenue
Their Gallery has much to celebrate!

See Their 13th Anniversary Exhibit
June 2 – June 30th

 Their member artists:
Karen Chadbourne, Therese Ferguson, Carol Ann Johnson, Gretchen Ten Eyck Hunt, Connie Marshall, Debby Marriott, Don Martin, Debbie McElwain, Mary Salvage, Barbara May Smythers, Lolly Walton, Don Williamson, Kay Williamson
Come help them celebrate on First Friday, June 2 - 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Members' works will be available for viewing throughout the month of June