Thursday, February 22, 2018

Faces, Places at EGAD annual French Film Festival

Eau Gallie Arts District brings a little slice of Paris to Eau Gallie for the eighth year. Eat, drink and be French in Eau Gallie Square and on Highland Avenue in the arts district. We transform the main boulevard and offer only French food and cafĂ©, beer, wine and champagne, music, children’s activities, and more. Foosaner Art Museum/FIT will kick off their annual French Film Festival with the showing of “Faces, Places” about a street artist. This street festival runs from 6-9 pm and the movie begins at 9 pm and is free and open to the public.

With special performances by the Brevard Ballet and French themed street characters, the evening will delight all ages. There is some, but limited seating for dining. We love to accommodate anyone with mobility issues.

Full details are on the front page of their website

You Are an Artist: Studios Sip n’ Paint Party at Studios of Cocoa Beach

Everyone is creative and the Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Cswy.
in downtown Cocoa Beach is offering Sip n’ Create Parties for adults.  Bring your friends and your favorite beverage and go home with a complete work of art.  No previous experienced necessary.  We’ll supply all materials, you bring snacks and drinks and prepare for a fun experience.
Artist and experienced teacher Jaymee Weinreich will guide you through a complete painting from 6 to 9 pm on Friday March 16, 2018.  $35 includes all materials.  Registration is required.  Contact Jaymee at or 787-640-6119 (text or call).
The Studios of Cocoa Beach is a non-profit gallery and the creative hub of downtown Cocoa Beach with a full schedule of workshops in a variety of techniques from beginner to advanced, adults and children.  The Studio is open Monday and Tuesday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 am-8pm and Sunday 11 am-4 pm.  For more information on exhibits, Studio artists, or the complete workshop schedule, visit the website: or call 321-613-3480.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Animal Instincts Opens on March 10 at Art Gallery of Viera

Name: Animal Instincts
Date: March 10th, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Art Gallery of Viera
Address: 2261 Town Center Ave, Viera, FL 32940
Phone Number: (321) 504-4343

The exhibition “Animal Instincts” opens on March 10th, 2018 at Art Gallery of Viera. Their artists have been inspired by the theme of this exhibition and it will run from March 10th until April 9th.

The diversity of animals in this show reveals the wide-ranging roles that animals inhabit in an anthropocentric world. From wild beasts to loyal companions, artists help viewers reflect on their connections to animals and the myriad roles that various creatures play in our lives.

Also on exhibit will be the artwork of the students from Pineapple Cove Academy of Palm Bay and Melbourne.

Capture Brevard 2017 at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery - Final week

Exhibit Dates: January 30, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Capture Brevard 2017 closes at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on Sunday, February 25. This is a delightful view of Brevard County through the eyes of the members of the Camera Club of Brevard. Begun last year with the first Capture Brevard 2016 as an internal show for the membership of the camera club only, this is the first show open to the public for viewing. 

Capture Brevard 2017 is not a tourism show, nor is it intended to be a fine art exhibition, but rather a generally happy celebration of Brevard County. For information on the club or to learn about membership you can visit

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  

Friday, February 16, 2018

News for Dawn Currie

Winged Ambassadors by Photographic Artist Dawn Currie ©2018
Indian Harbour Beach, FL – The Photographic Society of America has awarded local artist, Dawn Currie, the Bronze Portfolio Distinction for her Winged Ambassadors Portfolio. The portfolio is in honor of rescued birds that must remain in captivity due to injuries or imprinting on humans. Now they serve to educate the public regarding what we can do to protect our wildlife. As a nature photographer and wildlife rehab volunteer, these birds hold a special place in Dawn’s heart. Completed as a fundraiser, she strove to capture portraits that celebrated their unique beauty. All images in the portfolio are available as custom art prints, canvas, metal, greeting cards, and more ( A portion of all proceeds will go to the Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary in Palm Shores, Florida and to the Avian Reconditioning Center in Apopka, Florida.
PSA portfolio distinctions are given for a body of work that reflects a photographer's personal style and photographic interest. The portfolio must be cohesive, reflect the Statement of Intent, and meet high standards for technical quality and visual awareness. Dawn’s Winged Ambassador Portfolio will be showcased at the annual PSA Conference in Salt Lake City, UT this fall (September 30 – October 6), shown on the PSA website, and included in PSA training programs.
The artist, Dawn Currie, exhibits internationally and has won multiple awards. Through her images, Dawn strives to capture the beauty and moments that enrich our daily lives, wherever life my take us. When she is not in the field photographing Florida’s wildlife and other subjects, she volunteers at the Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary, sings in the Brevard Community Chorus, serves as Ascension Lutheran Church’s webmaster, and travels with her husband, Ken.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Nationally Acclaimed Photographer Wayne Bennett's Creative Landscape Photography Workshop is Friday Feb.16.

Wayne Bennett shows photographers how to photograph a landscape to look like a Winslow Homer or Ansel Adams Fine Art Image.  Wayne Bennett taught with Photographer Bill Fortney's Great American Photography Weekends and The Disney Institute.

The Wayne Bennett Creative Landscape Workshop is from 10 AM-4PM at Laserchrome Technologies.

Please contact by Thursday 2/15,2018 to reserve your space.

Wine and Waffles Event in Downtown Titusville, Feb. 23, 2018

 Grab a friend and visit downtown Titusville the evening of Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm where three shops will present Wine and Waffles!
Visit each shop as you sample a delightful array of sweet and dry wines.  Experience amazing wildlife art at the Downtown Art Gallery, 335 S. Washington Ave. with special birding photography and exhibits.
Cross the street to Hotpoint Boutique to view the latest fashions and coastal inspirations. Then go next door to enjoy the decadent and delicious Waffle Bar at the luxurious MacSweets Bakery.
The event is free with complimentary wine. The Waffle Bar is $7.99 per person or $15 per couple.  For information call 321-268-0122.

Watercolor Essentials Class for Beginners to Intermediate with Ed Carlson

The Studios of Cocoa Beach is offering a one day WATERCOLOR ESSENTIALS class for beginners to intermediate on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm.
The class will be taught by  Ed Carlson , an award winning local artist with extensive teaching experience.
The workshop will acquaint students with easy methods to paint bright and fresh watercolors with a limited color palette and learn to make economical decisions when purchasing supplies .  This is not a drawing class.  A sketch will be provided and students will apply the elements of color theory, composition, and dimensional effects to the painting.
Students are invited to bring their own supplies.  However, Ed will provide the necessary paint, paper, tissues, and watercups.  By the end of the class, we will have completed the painting "Nobody’s Home”.   To register for this $50 class, call Ed at 321-777-3400. 
The Studios of Cocoa Beach , 165 Minuteman Causeway , Cocoa Beach is a non-profit gallery and  the creative hub of downtown Cocoa Beach with a full schedule of workshops in  a variety of techniques from beginner to advanced, adults and children.  The Studio is open Monday and Tuesday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 am-8pm and Sunday 11 am-4 pm. For more information on exhibits, Studio artists, or the complete workshop schedule, visit the website: or call 321-613-3480.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

“Painter’s Pursuit” Exhibit Opens at Studios of Cocoa Beach

The Studios of Cocoa Beach will hold an opening reception for it’s latest exhibit “Painter’s Pursuit” on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm Guest artists Clay Stephens, Rene Griffith, Susan Kennicott, Russell Gulick, Pearl Ollie, Michiel Bullock, and Marion Speake will display paintings in a show that explores their personal approaches to art.  The evening will include wine, food bites from Long Doggers, and the announcement of the best in show award sponsored by The Art Shop in Cocoa Beach. Attendees can enter a free drawing for a print of Phyllis Shipley’s latest painting “Outburst.”

The show is also an opportunity to meet the guest artists as well as many of the 30 member artists of the Studios of Cocoa Beach.  This non-profit, co-op gallery is the creative center of downtown Cocoa Beach.  Located at 165 Minuteman Causeway, the Studios offers workshops and classes for
The Studio is open Monday and Tuesday 10:30am-3:30 pm, Wednesday  through Saturday 10:30 am-8pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. For more information on the exhibits, artists, and the workshop schedule, call 321-613-3480 or visit the website:

Sleep Walkers at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in March...

Exhibit Dates: February 27 - March 31, 2018
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to offer Sleep Walkers, opening on February 27. This member exhibit will give you a glimpse into the night visions of the artists of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Member artists are creating artwork inspired by all things night. Subjects may be indoor/outdoor, the light of the moon, candlelight, or perhaps, drawing from the sleep realm, or dream imagery. 
Moonlight Sonata, by Nancy Gatti, is an example of what you may see at the exhibit. This piece pays tribute to the dance of moonlight across the water.
There will be a First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, March 2, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Plan to come and meet our members and enjoy some light refreshments. 
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  

A View from the Loft - Art Sutdents' Guild of Brevard at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in April

Exhibit Dates: April 3 - April 29, 2018
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to host A View from the Loft, a celebration of the Art Students’ Guild of Brevard, TASGOB. This exhibit opens on April 3 and will run through April 29. There will be a First Friday Opening Reception at the gallery on April 6, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Guild members will be present to share their work and thoughts with you.

The Guild is the oldest art organization in Brevard County. It is where members gather three times a week to sketch or paint live models, drink coffee, and talk about art. Located on the top floor of the Arcade Building in downtown Melbourne, the Guild has offered workshops since its earliest beginnings. One of its prominent faculty, Bill Shultz, with the help of his students, created the American Impressionist Society. Some members hold membership in the Portrait Society of America as well as many of our local artists’ groups. Beginners are always welcome and encouraged by everyone. This exhibit takes a closer look at the talents and diversity of its members and offers something for everyone.
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, February 10, 2018

Foosaner Art Museum will remain open until 2021

Great news.... The adminstration of FIT notified the board of trustees that they have a preliminary plan to keep the Foosaner Art Museum open until 2021.

Here's a full article and video giving more details.

St Augustine Artist Dara Dodson Showcases Her Poured Acrylic Art at Ocean Art Gallery

FLAGLER BEACH, FLOn Friday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 pm, Ocean Art Gallery will reveal Dara Dodson’s most recent acrylic paintings that evoke strong emotional senses. Kicking off an exhibit that will run through March 31, guests first will be treated to large palm trees observed from below in a collection Dodson calls “Looking Up.” Accompanying the palms will be Dodson’s poured acrylic paintings of the ocean, all of which are offset by classic white frames. Everyone is invited to the art opening at 206 Moody Blvd. (SR100) in downtown Flagler Beach, across the street from the city’s First Friday “Music in the Park.”

Influenced by the Hudson River School of artists, Dodson loved the realistic, yet romantic, quality of their paintings that capture the light and touch the heart, but likes to use more color. After moving to Northeast Florida in 1989, the sun, sand and ocean moved her to start looking for ways to depict them through a different style of painting. “My inspiration became our earth’s beautiful oceans; depicting the movement, emotions, and moods of the water while aiming to bring attention to the beauty and life of our oceans and the need to keep them clean and healthy.”

Dodson discovered the new method she was looking for, so now, using fluid acrylics, pouring and pushing the paint on the canvas to depict the movement, and then torching to bring out the personality, she creates semi-abstract paintings of the ocean, using beautiful blues and greens, plus metallic, in what she calls “Ocean Meditations.” This work is at once exciting, maddening, calming, and yet exhilarating. Dodson’s poured acrylic art has become very popular. She often hears comments from buyers, such as, “I can feel my toes getting wet just looking at them; I can almost feel the ocean spray; and I want to dive right in!”

In what gallery owner Frank Gromling call a perfect synergy with Dodson’s ocean-themed art, Dr. Jim Hain, head of the Marineland Right Whale Project, will play alto and bass flute for the enjoyment of guests during the Reception.

As part of her month-long exhibit, Dodson will conduct a Poured Acrylic Demonstration in the gallery at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 10. This free demonstration by the artist will show how to properly mix the paints, pour them onto the canvas, move them into desired images, and torch them to obtain the perfect result. Seating is limited to 15 for the demonstration and reservations at 386.693.4882 are required. 

Admission and parking for the Reception and Show are free, with the gallery’s parking lot accessed from N. 2nd Street between N. Central and N. Daytona Avenues. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

CBAA Annual Art Show and Sale

Nancy Dillen at Studios of Cocoa Beach

Nancy Baur Dillen - Magical Worlds of Nancy Dillen at Fine Arts Gallery at Seminole State College

Nancy Dillen's new exhibit will be at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus of Seminole State College February 8 - March 13, 2018. 

Opening reception: Thursday, Feb. 8 from 5-7 p.m. I will give a Gallery Talk on my "Magical Worlds" at 5:30 p.m. 

When you go on campus, look for the Fine Arts Gallery located in Building G, 100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, FL. If you have questions about the exhibit or parking, please call 407-708-2040. If you are not able to come to the opening, please note the Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the Gallery closes on the last day at 12 p.m.

Nancy Dillen at Webber Gallery in Ocala Florida

Royal Cruise, Oil on Canvas, 36”x36”, Nancy Baur Dillen ©

Florida Artists Group Exhibition

January 10th - March 10th, 2018

The Webber Gallery, College of Central Florida
3001 S. W. College Road, Ocala, FL 34474

For more information, go to: or
Call: 352-854-2322 ext. 1664