Saturday, March 17, 2018

Call for artists!! Founder's Day in Melbourne Beach

Call for artists!!  Founder's Day in Melbourne Beach  

May 5, 2018.  

There will be a one-day art show in park by the river in Melbourne Beach on May 5, 2018.   It's a lovely setting.  

Cost $69.55 which includes tax.  

Set up by 7:30 or set up night before. There is security.  

Contact Town Hall Melbourne Beach or Diana Beacham at 321 984 7337

Friday, March 16, 2018

Surf's Up! - Opening Reception at Studios of Cocoa Beach

Painted Watercolor Roses Step-by-Step with Bonnie Jones at Studios of Cocoa Beach

Redding Method - What you never knew about dyeing Wool with Lois Ann Mittleman

News from EGAD

Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street (EGAD) held its third annual Women We Love Garden Luncheon on March 7, 2018, at the historic Rossetter House and Gardens. The luncheon invited women to bring a woman they love to celebrate friendship and camaraderie. The mutual respect and admiration generated from these friendships form threads that unite to create a tightly woven community. EGAD’s honoree this year was Nancy Dillen, an Eau Gallie resident and former art instructor at the former Brevard Community College. Nancy is one of the original team members who started EGAD’s outdoor museum project that has installed over 20 murals. She’s also served as a devoted volunteer on the Design Committee. The mosaic on the Eau Gallie Library was originally a retirement gift for Ms. Dillen, and she was instrumental in having it relocated to the library. The luncheon was presented by Bank of America, Clevens Face and Body Specialists, Swanky Sole and Sandy Soul, Roman Brothers, Tina Murray, and Donna Lynn. This collection of talented, dedicated, and creative business and organizational leaders created a conversational atmosphere unlike anywhere else.

EGAD also held an evening Reception with Friends on Thursday, March 8, from 6-8 pm at Victoria Landing on their deck with expansive river views. EGAD solicited nominations from local nonprofit organizations for the honoree, selected five finalists, and announced the winner at the event. The five finalists were – Marilyn Grigsby (Space Coast Art Festival), Tara Pagliarini (Family Promise of Brevard), Beth Greenberg (Central Brevard Art Association), Cindy Kane (Candlelighters of Brevard, Brevard Achievement Center, and The Haven for Children), and Ayana Verdi (Verdi Eco School). The winner was Cindy Kane. A $500 contribution was made to the three charities that nominated her. Remarkably, the contribution was then matched by the Community Foundation for Brevard during the event. “Both EGAD and this year’s honoree, Cindy Kane, underscore that we are surrounded by strong, visionary women who have some of the biggest hearts around,” shared Theresa Grimison, Community Foundation for Brevard, president/CEO. “On behalf of both the women and men who make up the Community Foundation for Brevard, we’re thrilled to match EGAD’s contribution.”

Eau Gallie Arts District’s mission is to preserve and promote the historic village of Eau Gallie. It works in collaboration with key partners, including the City of Melbourne, to bring economic vitality to the commercial core which, in turn, ripples into the surrounding area. Now in its eighth year, the Main Street program successfully fought blight, filling storefronts with viable businesses, and works to attract new businesses to the district. “EGAD must reach out well beyond its borders to highlight the many exciting things going on,” says EGAD executive director Lisa Packard, adding, “Extending the luncheon to an evening reception and honoring a nonprofit also further promotes the district.” EGAD will continue to celebrate those who use their talents to give back to our community.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fabulous Florida Art Show - at Ocean Art Gallery



FLAGLER BEACH, FL – On Saturday, April 7, Ocean Art Gallery will hold an art opening reception for thirteen of Florida’s award-winning plein air and studio artists who will showcase their unique art styles in an exhibit titled “Fabulous Florida.” The 5 – 8pm reception will be preceded by six artist presentations from 1 – 3pm.
While the artists have been together at various plein air paint outs throughout the state, they have never assembled together in a gallery and especially never in Flagler County. The idea for this unique show evolved from a conversation that artist Tom Sadler and gallery owner Frank Gromling had a few months back when Sadler and his artist wife Sally Evans were changing out some of their art at Gromling’s gallery in Flagler Beach. Sadler suggested that several of his artist friends were thinking of getting together to visit a select few galleries across the state. Gromling saw an opportunity to bring the artists to Flagler County and asked Sadler to talk with the others right away.
All 13 artists are recognized for their award-winning artwork in oil, acrylic and pastel, with each of them garnering sales in major art events, such as Wekiva, Forgotten Coast, Paradise, Polasek Museum, and New Smyrna Beach. Plein air painting, or painting outdoors, has a long history extending from the late 18thand early 19th centuries with a variety of artists in Europe, Russia, and eventually America. Perhaps best known by the public are the impressionist and post-impressionist painters Monet, Corot, Van Gogh, Pissaro, Sargent, and Cezanne.
The artists in this exhibit, which will end with a Closing Party on May 4 from 6 – 8pm, will be Trish Beckham, John Caggiano, Kathleen Chenet, Priscilla Coote, Charles Dickinson, Rebecca Eagan, Cynthia Edmonds, Sally Evans, Martha Lent, Peter Pettegrew, Morgan Samuel Price, Gary Rupp and Tom Sadler.Each artist will have up to three pieces of art in the exhibit. Their different mediums, styles, and subjects will showcase their talents in one of the most attractive displays of plein air and studio art ever assembled in Flagler County. It is an excellent opportunity for collectors to add to their art holdings by visiting one gallery rather than travelling to several locations around the state.

Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm Tom Sadler, Sally Evans, Charles Dickinson, Gary Rupp, Martha Lent and Trish Beckham will talk about their art and careers. Seating is limited to 30; reservations (386.693.4882) are suggested.

The Saturday evening reception and afternoon presentations are free and open to the public. Ocean Art Gallery is at 206 Moody Blvd. (SR 100) in Flagler Beach, and free parking is available behind the building. For information, call 386.693.4882.

Call for Art for Kaleidoscope at Art and Antique Gallery - Deadline is March 17

Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

1429 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935
Tel. 321-253-5553

Call for Art

Kaleidoscope is an annual juried show open to all artists who are over 18 years of age, and are full time or seasonal Florida residents.

The exhibit will be on display at the Art and Antique Studio Gallery April 6 -28, 2018. Opening reception and awards ceremony is 5:30- 8:30 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018.

No more than 50 works will be accepted into the exhibit. A panel of three jurors will jury the exhibit and a separate judge will select the award. Over $1,500 in prize money will be awarded.

All 2 D and 3 D mediums are eligible (Please note restrictions and exceptions). All work must be appropriate for viewing by all ages.

Entry Fee: $35.00 for the first entry, $20.00 for the second entry. NO MORE THAN TWO ENTRIES ALLOWED PER ARTIST.

Eligible Art: All mediums welcome, size for 2-D and 3-D art should not exceed 46” in any direction. All artwork must be an original work by entry artist, presented in a professional manner, and for sale. No class projects will be accepted. All artwork must be created after 2014 and not have been previously exhibited at the Art and Antique Studio in any show. A 30% commission is charged by the Art and Antique Studio Gallery for all sales in exhibit.

3-D Artists may furnish display pedestal; Art and Antique has limited number of pedestals for small sculptures. Total height for 3 D should not exceed 84” including pedestal.

2-D Art requiring protection from elements must be behind Plexiglas. No glass will be accepted. All 2-D must be ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers or eye bolts allowed. Use flat hangers and picture wire only.

All art should be securely labeled with label provided. 2-D art should place label in upper right hand corner on back of entry. 3-D art should place label on bottom of entry. Labels provided at check-in.

Important Dates:
March 17, APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application with liability release form, images of work (on CD or flash drive), and entry fee must be delivered to Gallery by 4:00 PM either by mail or hand delivered. NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED.

March 23: Notice of acceptance will be sent out and posted on Website.

March 29-30: Accepted artwork delivery: Artwork must be delivered between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM on these dates. If applicant needs to deliver entry early, contact Gretchen at 317-445-2926 to make such arrangements. No late deliveries will be accepted.

April 6: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony 5:30 - 8:30 PM.

May 1-2: Artwork should be picked up between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM on these dates. The Art and Antique Studio has very limited storage space for artwork. A $5.00 per piece, per day storage fee will be charged for any entries not picked up by 4:00 PM, May 2.

Application process: All items listed below must be completed and delivered by 4:00 PM, March 17 to be juried into the exhibition .

1. Images: All images should have the artist’s name and title on the digital file title line. All images should be 300DPI and no larger than 1200 pixels in any direction. All images should be filed on a CD or flash drive with artist’s name clearly on it. The flash drives or CDs can be returned if requested. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

2. Entry Fee: All entry fees should be paid by check or money order made out to Art and Antique Studio, memo line: Kaleidoscope. One entry: $35.00, two entries $55.00. This entry fee is non-refundable and will not be returned if entry is not accepted into the exhibit.

3. Application: All information on the application below must be filled out and the liability statement signed by the artist. Questions? Call or text Gretchen Hunt at 317-445-2926


Artist’s Name _____________________________________________________________
Phone ____________________________ Cell _________________________________

Entry #1 Title______________________________________________________________________
2-D ___ 3-D___ Size: ____W x ____H x ____D Medium:____________________________________________ Price_______________

Entry #2
2-D___ 3-D ___ Size ____W x ____H x ____D
Medium_____________________________________________ Price ______________

Amount Paid $35.00___ $55.00 ___ Check_____ Money Order____
Entry fee is non-refundable

The undersigned does hereby release and hold harmless The Art and Antique Studio, Inc., and any of their representatives, for any and all manner of actions, suits, damages, or claims arising from any damages or loss of artwork belonging to the undersigned. Artists are responsible for insuring their own artwork.
I give Art and Antique Studio permission to use photos of my work for publicity purposes only.

Artist’s Signature_______________________________ Date __________________

All information on this application must be filled out and the liability statement signed by the artist. Questions? Call or text Gretchen Hunt at 317-445-2926

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A View from the Loft a celebration of the Art Students' Guild of Brevard in April

Exhibit Dates: April 3 - April 29, 2018

Plan on a visit to Fifth Avenue Art Gallery during the month of April. A View from the Loft will introduce you to a celebration of the Art Students’ Guild of Brevard, TASGOB. The 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  

Preoccupation, a solo show by Vanessa Bates at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in June

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to announce Preoccupation, a solo show by 2017 100% Pure Florida winner, Vanessa Bates. The exhibit will open on May 29 and run through June 30. On the evening of First Friday, June 1, there will be an opening reception. Come between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm for light refreshments to meet Vanessa and learn more of her process and work.

Vanessa employs a sharp sense of humor and irony in her work leading the viewer on a delightful adventure in color and message. She describes her work this way, “The subject matter itself is often chosen for humor, expressed either as visual irony or lighthearted observation.”

Bates began her career as a graphic designer and illustrator but gravitated towards fine art as her experimentation in color drifted outside the gamut possible with traditional printing techniques. She says of her work, “Early illustration lessons still influence my art as each work has a simple focus and studied use of color and light to direct attention to the subject of the piece.” Vanessa works in both acrylic and digital with equal fluency. This will be an exhibit you will not want to miss.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, FL. All events are free and open to the public.


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

April in Paris in the Eau Gallie Arts District on First Friday in April

North Brevard Art League

A Chip Off the Old Block at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in May

Monday, March 12, 2018

Redding Method – What you never knew about Dyeing Wool

Studios of Cocoa Beach
165 Minutemen Cswy • Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931

Redding Method is a dynamic protein fiber dyeing methodology based on science and artistry that allows us to reach bright, intensive and consistent colors. Students will learn the basic principles and tenets that will allow them to reach these very deep colors. Redding Method is a new approach to dyeing. Throw away the tablespoon and cup measure! By using Redding Method principles in the workshop, students will dye their own pot of raw protein fibers and will reach these colors.

Morning Session: How it works and how to do it
Afternoon Session; Let’s do it!

Date: Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost of Workshop $125
Student Supplies $45

Students should bring a 12 to 20-quart soup pot, pencil and paper, and lunch.

Please call Lois Ann Mittleman to register for this workshop at 321-795-0509.

Workshop fees are due at registration.

Class limited to 5 students.

Lois has been involved in fibers since the 1980’s. She weaves, makes baskets, creates jewelry, spins and knits. She received her Redding Method Master Dyer Certificate and recently became a Redding Method Certified Teacher. Lois loves creating the bright, intense colors that Redding Method makes possible. You can do it too!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sleep Walkers at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit Dates: February 27 - March 31, 2018
Sleep Walkers currently is up at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Subjects are indoor, or outdoor, the light of the moon, candlelight, or drawn from the sleep realm, dream imagery. Come and explore the visions of night time as interpreted by the artists of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. This exhibit will run through March 31. 
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