Sunday, October 19, 2014

Call for Art from Art Gallery of Viera

Ho ho ho! Art Gallery of Viera announces the return of its wildly popular Holiday Gift 
Shop, running from November 7th 2014 through January 3rd 2015. 
The Opening Reception 
for this show will be November 8th, from 6 to 9 p.m. To apply, email a few jpegs that are 
representative of your items to no later than October 23rd. 

Art Gallery of Viera
2271 Town Center Ave
Suite 101, Space 400
Viera, Fl 32940

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Call for Art - Florida Chalk Artists at ArtWorks of Eau Gallie

Join Florida Chalk Artists Association members as "street painters" at ArtWorks of Eau Gallie on Saturday, November 22, beginning at 8 am. This event will take place along St. Clair Street. Beginners or experts may participate in this chalk art event as we take to the sidewalk in the Eau Gallie Arts District with soft pastels. Judging and Awards will follow.

Sign up in advance by contacting Chelsey Austin at or by mailing in the applicationInstruction, coaching, and chalk are available upon request.

Green Gables: Save the Date


An Open House at historic Green Gables in Historic Riverview Village will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 1-5pm. Walk the riverfront grounds and take a tour of the first floor, including some historic items from the home and recent artwork of the house and surroundings.

Please go to for more information about the house and its history, as well as to make a donation to help save this very important part of Melbourne's history and bring Green Gables back to its former glory.

Green Gables is located at the corner of Route 1 (Harbor City Drive) and Riverview Drive just north of 192 in Melbourne.
Attention Artists: Call For Art:
If you have artwork of Green Gables that you would like to sell during the Open House, please contact J. Susan Cole Stone at She will answer your questions about this part of the Open House. The Green Gables Committee will retain a 25% commission on all artwork sold.

Ocean Reef Beach Festival -- Satellite Beach

December 6th, 2014 is the date for the 3rd Annual Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival to return to Pelican Beach Park! Celebrate the ocean lifestyle with us!
Continuing our annual tradition, the Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival will be returning to Pelican Beach Park on December 6th, 2014 in Satellite Beach, FL! Join us to celebrate the ocean lifestyle in a family atmosphere with fun opportunities for all ages. From educational programs in the clubhouse to a sea turtle maze for the kids, there will be something for the whole beach community. The Slow-Down, Chow-Down Chowder Cook-Off and our other food vendors will tempt your taste buds, while live music entertains. The very best of our local ocean arts community, local surfboard shapers, and other vendors help you take care of all your Christmas shopping. Come to have fun; leave with more knowledge and a new appreciation of our ocean, our reef, and our beach!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Abstract Painting Workshop with Meike Aton

Local Artist Meike Aton is offering an Abstract Painting Workshop,
located in Satellite Beach/Indian Harbour Beach area

Date: Tuesday November 11 and18
Time: 10am -1pm
Fee: $85 due at sign up
Minimum of 4 students, maximum of 10 students This class is for active painters only.

Bring the following to the first meeting:
1) Images that inspire/attract you- we will not be copying those!! They only serve as inspiration.
2) Canvases, 3-4 sized 24x36, or 30x40 or 24x24 or 36x36, but no smaller than 18x24 please.
3) Your acrylic paints, brushes, palette knives and whatever you normally need.

Meike 417-343-3481 see my Artwork on

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Grand Opening Lomazzo Gallery and Two Year Anniversary of Thee House of Yoga

Title: La Body Fantastic
 Grand Opening Lomazzo Gallery and Two Year Anniversary of Thee House of Yoga
When: November 1, 2014
Where: 410 & 412 5th Ave., Indialantic, FL 32903
Contact: 321-684-9126

Art Gallery of Viera announces: Holiday Gift Shop and Featured Artist Helen Wheatley

Who: Art Gallery of Viera
What: the Holiday Gift Shop and November's Featured Artist
When: Opening Saturday, November 8th, reception from 6-9 pm.
Where: Art Gallery of Viera, at The Avenue, Viera - between J. Grace & Co. and The Avenue office.

Art Gallery of Viera will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 8th, from 6-9 pm.   The Opening Reception for Art Gallery of Viera's Holiday Gift Shop is always a big hit.  Shoppers flock to snag the perfect, unique gift for anyone on their shopping list.  The event features a demonstration by Ed Carlson, a free drawing, light refreshments and a few surprises!   November featured artist is Helen Wheatley.

Helen Wheatley is an artist who loves to explore various styles and mediums. Her thirst for artistic growth has driven her to study with a multitude of local and nationally known artists. This vast exposure has deeply affected both her and her artwork. Her journey has led her to work in watercolors, mixed media, collage, acrylics, sculpture and Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) in styles that range from realistic to abstract and from two-dimensional to three-dimensional. Helen has won numerous awards for a wide selection of these works.

Helen enjoys sharing her passion for art by doing demonstrations, teaching classes and offering an occasional workshop. She has held a number of volunteer positions with the local art leagues and takes great pride in having resurrected the Central Brevard Art Association‘s Youth Scholarship Award program.

Helen was offered the opportunity in 2009 to create an art gallery in an out of the way location, so she and a handful of other artists jumped at the chance and opened Art Gallery of Viera. A year later, the gallery moved to The Avenue, Viera and over the last four years it has blossomed into a thriving hub of artistic activity. Helen is one of three artists who have been on the board of the gallery for its entire existence.
Helen is committed to continuing her art experience as well as promoting the enjoyment of art throughout the local and virtual community.

I’ve always felt a need to create. As a child I’d collect and assemble sea shells to form whimsical animals, bits of dried materials to create dioramas of forest scenes, scraps of wood to nail together creating sculptures, and clay from the beach to make more animals. Art classes in school were always my favorite but I didn’t really get to express my passion until after a long, frustrating stint as a worker in a soap factory. (A few animals I carved from bars of soap found their way to the boss’s desk but I didn’t dare admit to carving them) A corporate down-sizing became a god send when it led my husband and me to move from Maryland to Florida after losing our jobs. Here, I finally learned how to paint. Receiving top awards in the first art competitions I entered served to fuel the fire that was growing inside me. Art is now my life and almost everyone I know is involved in the art world. I am both inspired and challenged by their creativity and talent. The myriad of artistic opportunities that are available locally satisfy my thirst to learn and evolve. I cannot tell you what I will be doing next as I will only know when it finds me. I am on the ride of my life and I’m throwing my hands in the air and enjoying the thrill of the moment!”

Helen is a member of: Brevard Cultural Alliance, Central Brevard Art Association, Florida Watercolor Society, International Society of Experimental Artists, Strawbridge Art League and Titusville Art League.

Ellen Pavlakos at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit runs: September 30 to October 31

You are invited to see Ellen Pavlakos working on her sculptures in the front area of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on Wednesday afternoons in October from 1 to 4 PM. The front gallery looks so alive! It is a sight not to be missed.
The figure is Ellen's vehicle of expression. There is a continuing thread of concern with human emotions through most of her work. Through a link to the classical Greek, a positive feeling of the human experience and glorification of life communicates directly to the viewer.
Ellen Pavlakos, a long-standing member in the gallery, is internationally acclaimed and collected. The gallery has many bronze pieces of her work.  Pavlakos' sculptures are exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Florida and she has competed and exhibited in many statewide and national competitions as well as in Paris, France, Athens and Thessalonica, Greece and Nicosia, Cyprus. 
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, across from the Foosaner Art Museum in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District, is the premiere art gallery in Brevard County. They will be celebrating our Fortieth Anniversary in February 2015. 

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

Designer Craft Show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery Starts in November

Exhibit runs: Nov. 5, 2014 through Jan. 3, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The time for the Designer Craft Show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is right around the corner. Beautiful, unique gifts in all price ranges from all over the United States will be available.  This year they will have many handmade, one-of-a-kind crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country’s best artisans. There will be blown glass, handmade dolls and books, pottery, unique Christmas ornaments, jewelry and much more.
The earlier you shop the better the selection. For thirty-three years the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has been known for the Designer Craft Show.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will be celebrating their fortieth anniversary this February. The gallery is located in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.

Artwork: fused glass, Mona Hoag

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

Paint-Out... join in...

Join Art and Antique Gallery members IN FRONT OF THE GALLERY AT 1419 HIGHLAND AVENUE every 3rd Saturday for a PAINT OUT.  Let’s have some fun painting, networking and visiting with EGAD shoppers. Choose your topic and bring your own set-up and supplies. No tents please.  Participating artists are responsible for their own sales.  Just show up and PAINT.
Questions:  321-253-5553.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day of the Dead Dance at Off Center Art Center

Start Abstract Painting with Artist Sue Maren

Always wanted to do abstract painting but didn’t know where to begin?
This class will throw light on the idea that abstract painting is not just “chucking paint around a canvas.”
You will learn techniques and basic formulas, compositions and techniques to create a freer style of painting.
Students will take home preprinted notes of useful and need to know information on abstract painting.

Plenty of time will be given for painting exercises.

At the end of the class, each student will take home his or her own abstract masterpiece.
This is a two-week class.Please register by noon, Oct. 22.
Wednesdays, October 29 & November 5
10 to 2    -   Total Cost $135
Please bring to class a sketch book, one 12 X16 pre-gesso canvas, and three tubes of your choice of paint.

Titusville Art League 
1421 Draa Road
Titusville, Florida

Please contact
Susan Maren

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Brush with Success at Art Gallery of Viera - 2014 Awards Reception Revealed the Winning Artists

Twin Cypress on the Withlacoochee River by Tricia Eisen
Congratulations to all the artists...

Tricia Eisen - 1st Place, Gold Award for "Twin Cyress on the Withlacoochee River"
Therese Ferguson - 2nd Place, Silver Award for "We'll Sing in the Sunshine Today"
Sheryl Hughes - 3rd Place, Bronze Award for "The Dance"
Special Award winners:
Lolly Walton for "Bird in Paradise"
Larry Buist for "Magazine Illusion"
Beth Kring for "Serengeti Sass"
AnnaJo Vahle for "Six Cygnets"
Linda Neal for "Royal Street Gum Scrapers"
Merit Award winners:
Meike Aton for "Easter Meadow"
Barbara Burkhardt for "Looking Beyond"
Guy Gondron for "It's All Low Country Here"
Gretchen Hunt for "Winter Roses II"
Lori Jenkins for "Point Well Made"
Laura Kucharyson for "Hawaiian Paradise"
Margie McInarnay for "The Lure of Leaves"
Kaye Shannon for "Blue Tango"
Trish Storey for "Eruption"

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ellen Pavlakos : See her work on Wednesdays in October at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

If you ever wanted to see how Ellen Pavlakos makes her timeless sculptures, come down to the gallery on Wednesday afternoons in October, from 1 to 4pm when Ellen will be working on the figures.  She graciously spends time with each visitor answering questions and explaining what she is doing. Just to see the gallery transformed into a working studio space is amazing. The Front Galleries are overflowing with Ellen's work.  
The figure is Ellen's vehicle of expression. There is a continuing thread of concern with human emotions through most of her work. Through a link to the classical Greek, a positive feeling of the human experience and glorification of life communicates directly to the viewer.
Ellen Pavlakos, one of the long-standing members in the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, is internationally acclaimed and collected. The gallery has many bronze pieces of her work.  Pavlakos' sculptures are exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the state of Florida and she has competed and exhibited in many statewide and national competitions as well as in Paris, France, Athens and Thessalonica, Greece and Nicosia, Cyprus. 
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, across from the Foosaner Art Museum in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District,  will be celebrating its Fortieth Anniversary in February 2015. 

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

The Poetry of Place exhibit by Barbara May Smythers at Art and Antique Studio and Gallery

“The Poetry of Place”
New works by artist

Barbara May Smythers
Art and Antique Studio and Gallery
November 2014

Art and Antique Gallery invites the pubic to view the outstanding new  works of Barbara Smythers at an opening reception Friday, November 7, 2014.  See details below.

Reception: Friday Art Walk – November 7–5:30 – 8:30pm
Where:      Art and Antique Gallery – 1419 Highland Ave.
Phone:       321-253-5553 –Refreshments served

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jon Houghton Watercolor Workshop

The Art Student’s Guild of Brevard is proud to offer a 3-day watercolor portrait workshop given by Master Artist, Jon K Houghton.  You might already be aware of his exquisite oil portraits but his watercolor portraits are a special delight to behold.  Come and learn his secrets including exactly where to put the splashes and which colors to use.

The workshop is scheduled for November 14, 15, and 16. Go to:   where you can sign up, get the particulars, and hold your place with PayPal.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

From Abstract to Reality

The varied artwork of local artist Rene Griffith

Cocoa Village, FL— A new show entitled From Abstract to Reality will exhibit the artistic visions of local artist and photographer Rene Griffith at Clay Stephens Lifestyles Showroom & Gallery in Cocoa Village.

The public is invited to meet the artist and the designer at the opening reception on Saturday, October 18 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through November 29, 2014. Clay Stephens Lifestyle Showroom and Gallery is located at 633-A Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Village (about 4 blocks south of SR-520).

I'm happy to be showing a variety of my work which includes original abstract paintings, Polaroid and digital photography, and my newest mixed-media paintings called 'modern vintage fauxtographs'. I've been looking for a way to combine my photographs with paint and these pieces are a result of this melding. These one-of-a-kind works of art have been described as Americana that's modern, a little edgy, and yet still evoke a sense of nostalgia. It's been a real joy to create these paintings because they are pure fantasy; the scenes don't exist except in my imagination!”

We are excited to show a broad range of Rene's artwork that will appeal to art enthusiasts and collectors, and those looking to enhance their homes and offices with art,” says Stephens. “My goal is to show you how any style of art can be integrated into your d├ęcor and beautify your home.”

Griffith works from her Indialantic home art studio. She travels extensively in search of interesting landscapes and still life subjects. Griffith also teaches workshops and is an active member of the art community. 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

Eau Gallie Arts District Donates Kiosk to city of Melbourne to Mark the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway

The Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street (EGAD) is proud to donate the first kiosk for the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway to the City of Melbourne. The kiosk will be installed in Pineapple Park, which is part of the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) National Scenic Byway. The public is welcome to attend the celebration on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 5 p.m. as Melbourne’s Mayor Kathy Meehan and City Council members dedicate the kiosk in Pineapple Park.  Following the dedication is EGAD’s First Friday from 5:30-8:30 pm featuring live music from Mark Baker & Friends in the band shell, arts and crafts vendors around the Eau Gallie Square, and shops open late for a little holiday shopping.

The Eau Gallie kiosk is the first of six kiosks to be installed along the 195 mile scenic byway that will inform and educate visitors and residents about the historical, cultural, environmental and recreational resources found along the Indian River Lagoon. The IRL National Scenic Byway Coalition brought the idea forward, and the Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street worked with the Coalition, the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Melbourne Parks and Recreation and the Eau Gallie Community Redevelopment Committee.  Special thanks go to Kona Construction, MK Structural Engineering, and Space Coast Uniform and Banners for their generous discounts to make this kiosk a reality.

For more information on the kiosk program, contact the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway coalition at 321-409-7187 or email to

Monday, October 6, 2014

Art in the Heart of Cocoa Village

 Saturday, November 1st, 2014 6-9 pm
The Artists of Cocoa Village are teaming up to throw an Art Party! Join them on Saturday Nov. 1st from 6-9pm for outstanding local art, live music and munchies. Bring your friends, stroll the streets, sign up to win prizes and see what’s new in the Cocoa Art Scene. In all more than 25 artists will be on hand to meet, greet and show you their best stuff. This event is free and open to the public. 

Call Carolyn@321-637-0444 or Loys @321-637-0061 or visit us on Facebook @ Art In The Heart of Cocoa  and  Cocoa Village Gallery Walk.