Saturday, July 30, 2016


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Upcoming Events: Strawbridge Art League

Don't miss the take in on August 8th for STORY LINES: art from poetry, music or literature. Join the Strawbridge Art League and participate in this exhibit.
And on August 16th at 6 PM Tricia Eisen will present a demonstration at the monthly meeting of the Strawbridge Art League...  Tricia is a well-known oil painter. Don't miss this presentation. Come see what the Strawbridge Art League is all about.

The Strawbridge Art League and Gallery is located at 819 East Strawbridge Avenue; Melabourne, Florida 32901. Contact the art league at  321-952-3070            

Dog Days of Summer in the Eau Gallie Arts District

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER! -- First Friday on August 5 from 5:30 to 8:30.
It's August and that means Dog Days of Summer, our most popular First Friday. Bring the dog and the gang down for our highly anticipated fun dog contest and possibly win a professional blue ribbon. This month's band is MOON DOG 4. The dog contest will be judged by representatives from Brevard Zoo, Kennedy Space Center, Space Coast Office of Tourism, Hometown News, and Groundswell.  First Fridays is always free and open to the public. Food and craft vendors accept cash or credit and there is an ATM on site. Must be 21 to buy beer. See below for other First Friday gallery openings.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Monotypes in Red at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit dates: June 28-July 30

Monotypes in Reda joint exhibit, closes on Saturday afternoon, July 30, at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie. Be sure to visit before this unique grouping of monotypes leaves the area. See if you can feel that 'Red' is all about love, joy, happiness and celebration. Peter Crumpacker, Barbara Burkhardt and Grace Leal all demonstrate mastery of their medium while their styles are completely individual.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is in the Eau Gallie Art District in Melbourne.

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

Lloyd Behrendt Presents Birds of Hope

July 25      August 28
Harris Corporation Art Gallery
at the King Center for the Performing Arts

“Birds of Hope” Art Exhibit Takes Flight at King Center July 25

Melbourne, FL – Birds of Hope, an art exhibit that showcases how natural and man-made flight have shaped the Space Coast, will be held July 25 – August 28 at the Harris Corporation Art Gallery in the Main Lobby of the King Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibit can be viewed by ticketed King Center guests attending main stage shows.

The exhibit will feature 25 large-format, oil-on-silverprint images by local artist and photographer Lloyd Behrendt, spanning years of work capturing the rocket launches and wild birds that are an integral part of the area’s character.

The art collection formed the basis for a book by Behrendt, “Birds of Hope…A Primer for the Future,” available at Amazon Books.

“There’s no small irony in the fact that two such different types of ‘birds’ don’t just co-exist, but thrive, in the same place,” Behrendt said. “It says everything about our ability to advance technology while preserving the wild things that are part of Florida’s story.”

Behrendt works out of his studio in Malabar. He continues to shoot launches at the Cape, with more than 400 captured to date. He is working on his first novel, a story about the Space Coast.  For more info about the exhibit, visit or call (321) 433-5717. 

The Downtown Art Gallery -- Creative Blender

Come hang out and meet artists and performers from and around North Brevard. This event has proven to be a great way to make new friendships and working relationships. It's also a fun way to unwind at the end of your day! 

Please, feel free to bring beer or wine that you'd like to share. We'll have some and some to share with you! 

You don't have to be an artist to come... You can just simply love the arts.

Thursday, July 28th   6 - 8pm 

The Downtown Art Gallery 
Fine Art, Custom Framing & Gifts
335 S. Washington Ave. 
Downtown Titusville 
Questions: 321-268-0122

Friday, July 22, 2016

Harris Corporation Art Gallery 2016-2017 Exhibition Schedule

Announcing the 2016-2017 Exhibition Schedule in the

Harris Corporation Art Gallery

at the King Center for the Performing Arts

Melbourne, FL – The schedule is now in place for the artists who will be featured in the Harris Corporation Art Gallery at the King Center for the Performing Arts during the 2016-2017 season.

The art exhibits are available for viewing by ticketed patrons attending main stage performances at the theatre.  The King Center is a Direct Support Organization of Eastern Florida State College and is a 501 (c) (3) Not-for-Profit organization.  For more information on the Harris Corporation Art Gallery, please visit or call 321-433-5717.

The following schedule is subject to change without notice:
Birds of Hope
Lloyd Behrendt – Blue Sawtooth Studio
Mixed Oils and Glass

A FREE open to the public reception and book signing is scheduled on Thursday, August 11 from 5-7 pm.  Light refreshments and cash bar is available.
Gary Marchesano
Soft Pastel

EFSC Faculty Art Exhibit
Eastern Florida State College Faculty        
Mixed Media/3D

Heirlooms in Porcelain
Vera Shimon & Denice Van Waardenburg

Unique Porcelain Art
Sue Franklin & Diane Guinn

Florida Birds and Wildlife
Central Brevard Art Association
Mixed Media

Come Dance With Me
Suzanne Frank

The Eclectic Paintings of Rick Seguso
Rick Seguso  
Oil and Canvas

MARCH 27 – APRIL 23                 
EFSC Juried Student Art Exhibit
Eastern Florida State College Art Students           
Mixed Media

APRIL 24 – MAY 21       
All That Art
Creative Arts Foundation

MAY 22 – JUNE 11        
Music of the Arts
Virginia Mikenas
Mixed Media Acrylic

JUNE 12 – JULY 23       
Florida Hidden Treasures
Joan Vaughan

Monday, July 18, 2016

Call for Art for Around the World at Art Gallery of Viera

Around the World Call for Art!

Submissions accepted: From Thursday, July 14th until Thursday, August 4th at Midnight

PACK YOUR BAGS! Art Gallery of Viera announces “AROUND THE WORLD” an art exhibit featuring iconic landmarks, cities, cultures etc. running from August 12th, through September 5th, 2016. The Opening Reception for this show will be August13th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. To apply, email a .jpg of each artwork to no later than August 4th.

Name: Around the World
Show Dates: August 12th-September 5th, 2016
Location: Art Gallery of Viera
Address: 2261 Town Center Ave, Viera, FL 32940
Phone Number: (321) 504-4343

Call for Art for Art Gallery of Viera's 5th Annual competition art show:'Brush with Success 2016

Art Gallery of Viera is very excited to announce the Call for Art for their 5th Annual competition art show, Brush with Success 2016. This will feature a juried competition with cash prizes, recognizing some of the best talent and amazing works of art. The show will be on exhibit from October 7th to November 6th, with the Opening Reception on October 8th.

The prospectus and more information for this show can be found on their website, Deadline to apply is August 21st. This year they are using EntryThingy and Paypal to accept the online submissions and payment. Entries hand delivered to the gallery are also accepted. Join them for one of the most exciting gallery art shows of the year.

Name: Brush with Success Call for Art
Dates for entry: July 17th – August 21st
Dates of exhibit: October 7th-November 6th
Location: Art Gallery of Viera
Address: 2261 Town Center Ave, Viera, FL 32940
Phone Number: (321) 504-4343

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Florida Watercolor Society Show

Six Brevard County residents were accepted into the 45th Annual Florida Watercolor Exhibition.  The show will be held at the CF Webber Gallery in Ocala, Florida from September 5th through October 21st.  The accepted artists are Therese Ferguson, Lori Pitten Jenkins, Adele Park, Mary Salvage, Frank Spino, and Susan Tully.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Flagler Beach Photography Club Captures First Responders

 FLAGLER BEACH, FL – In May 2016 David Bowers, president of the Flagler Beach Photography Club, approached Frank Gromling, owner of Ocean Art Gallery where David is a displaying artist, with a request for a special art show entitled “Get to Know Your Emergency Responders.” Bowers asked if the gallery could be the venue for an exhibit of photographic art featuring the county‘s first responders. This project, a combination of photo journalism and art, is designed to instill in the community a sense of connection ​between citizens and the 9-1-1 responders, who just might be the person next door or down the street; maybe even a family member.

Gromling and Ocean Art Gallery have been connected with community-based projects for a long time, so it was an easy decision for him to agree with the request. Plans began immediately for a two-part exhibit with a private opening reception for the emergency responders on Friday, July 22 and a nine-day display for the public on July 23-31. Then, the real work began as Bowers arranged for club members to photograph the personnel who provide fire, emergency medical, and law enforcement services throughout the county.
Bowers said, “In that we never intended to be part of an actual emergency response, it was necessary to coordinate our photographic efforts with the cooperating agencies’ training schedules. Their willingness to assist with this project and arrange their training around us was quite gratifying.”
Bowers also obtained the interest and support of Brian McMillan, Palm Coast Observer’s editor, who quickly agreed to run a four-part feature in his newspaper to highlight different components of the emergency service community. Written by journalist Carol Kines, and complemented by photographs taken by different club members, the Observer articles provided an excellent awareness for the upcoming exhibit.
All fire, EMS, and law enforcement personnel, including administrative and support staff of county and city emergency service departments, plus county and city elected officials, are invited to the private showing of “Get to Know Your First Responders” on Friday, July 22 with an official welcome at 6:00 PM at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Blvd. (SR 100), Flagler Beach. There is parking behind the building and on neighboring streets and city parking lots.
Beginning on Saturday, July 23, the exhibit will be on display to the public every day, including Monday (July 25) when the gallery is normally closed, through July 31. Hours will be 12 noon to 6:00 PM daily.
All 50 pieces of the photographic exhibit will be available for sale, with a percentage of all proceeds being shared by the gallery with the Flagler Beach Photography Club participating members, and the emergency responder departments to benefit their personnel.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monotypes in Red at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Barbara Burkhardt

Exhibit dates: June 28-July 30

Monotypes in Reda joint exhibit, continues at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie. According to the artists, 'Red' is all about love, joy, happiness and celebration. The different approach of each artist to this theme is refreshing. Peter Crumpacker, Barbara Burkhardt and Grace Leal all demonstrate mastery of the medium while their styles are completely individual.

Leal’s work often addresses the "point of transgression," the period of time when a choice is being made to displace oneself in order to evolve, change and reach another level. Grace, a multi-media artist, uses a variety of voices in her work. Sometimes narration takes precedence, sometimes it is a social or political commentary, and sometimes it is a sheer expression of passion in an abstract work that includes just shapes, forms and colors, in this case - Red.

Burkhardt says of her work, “After painting realistic watercolor for years, I find myself moving in a different direction. The most drastic change in my work is moving from realism to abstract.” She is working intuitively and creating work that evolves on an emotional level through the manipulation of color choice and design elements.  

Crumpacker brings an engineering mind and the free spirit of the artist to his work. The engineer in him wants precision; the artist wants mayhem, mess, and beauty. His best work combines it all. Peter is very active across the state of Florida and his work is in collections all across the United States.

This exhibit runs through July 30. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is in the Eau Gallie Art District in Melbourne.

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

Menu Venue at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in August

Say Ahhhhh by Lori Pitten Jenkins

Exhibit dates: August 2 - August 27

Opening on August 2, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is featuring member work in Menu Venue, a menu themed show. To make the event even more fun there will be two drawings for kitchen related gift baskets. Simply drop your name and contact info in the collection basket and you're entered. The drawings will be about 8 pm on First Friday, August 5, but you need not be there to win. The winners will be notified. There will also be a new collection of original art covered cookbooks to add to your early holiday shopping cache or to buy for your own collection. Certain gallery members will also be offering some of their work at a discount. This promises to be a fun, colorful and appetizing event. The opening reception is on First Friday, August 5th, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is a member gallery with 17 working artists located in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, Florida. This exhibit will run through August 27.

Inner Vision art by Phyllis Shipley at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in October

Exhibit dates: October 3-30, 2016

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will host Inner Vision, art by gallery member Phyllis Shipley, during the month of October. Phyllis has been producing fine art for the past thirty years and has been a successful gallery owner, a successful art show participant and award winner, and a continuing student in the details of water color and acrylics. 

Phyllis began painting in the early 1980’s realizing a childhood dream. After years of playing and teaching music with the organ and piano, raising children, and a successful career as a purchasing executive with a major chemical corporation, the time was right to pursue her dream and passion.

Shipley, a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, applies her “inner vision” to create loose and flowing colors with a musical fluidity of expression. Painting for her is like a musical score, expressing emotion and beauty in the brush as the melody rings in our ears.

She is an exhibiting member at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Phyllis is also currently an exhibiting artist at the newly opened Art Avenue Gallery located in Sarasota, Florida. She is further represented by the Liz-Beth Gallery of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Shipley says “My paintings begin with pouring, glazing or washes of color. As I manipulate the paint, an image begins to develop. I strive to get out of the way and let spirit take control.” She uses color to express energy, life and excitement. Her hope is to create art that is full of color, energetic, joy, and excitement.

Inner Vision will run from October 3 through October 30 with a First Friday opening on October 7, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, FL.

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

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Mandala Drawing Workshop at Ralph's Art Supply

Mandalas are a part of every culture and religion. From the Christian rose windows to the celtic cross circular to the circular Aztec calendar, mandalas are found everywhere.

The word “mandala” comes from a sanskrit word  meaning “circle”.   Drawing a mandala can be a simple as a doodle or as complex as Tibetan sand mandalas.  It can have religious meaning to it’s creator or simply be a method for meditation and relaxation. 

Creating your own mandala can reflect your state of mind, or help you get to the state of mind would like to achieve.  Or you can do it just for the creative fun of it.

Monday, July 25, 2016 -  2-5 pm

$35 - Materials list supplied with registration and payment.  

To register, contact Susan Stone at or(401) 596-4266 (call or text message)
Ralph’s Art Supply -  1420 Highland Avenue, Eau Gallie, FL 32925  (321) 255-3331

Thursday, June 30, 2016

First Saturday Paint Out hosted by Art Gallery of Viera

Come watch Art Gallery of Viera artists the first Saturday of every month from 10am-2pm as they paint at The Avenue, Viera. This Saturday they will be in front of World of Beer, just look for the tent. We encourage people to come, watch, ask questions and enjoy the plein air art. This new monthly event is hosted by Art Gallery of Viera and The Avenue.

Location for July: 2290 Town Center Ave, Melbourne, FL 32940

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Ave #111, Viera, FL 32955

Second Saturday Talk: Monotypes in Red at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Camera Club of Brevard July Meeting Announcement

The Camera Club of Brevard will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave. in Melbourne. The evening’s program will be about competition photography. What makes a great competition photograph? This is a question CCB members ask all the time. You'll see and hear the answers throughout the program.  During the program, one hundred excellent photographs from CCB members and Great Britain's Cannock Photographic Society will be shown. You will see how each photograph is scored, including commentary by three judges. And you'll experience a fun photography game show. Be prepared to have fun, and to learn about what makes great competition photos. 

    The June photo contest theme was “Delicate”. The First Prize, Blue-ribbon winners in both Class A and Class B are shown above. The July photo contest theme is “What Is It?”. Members may submit one photograph to one contest. (For an explanation of our Class A and Class B contests, please see our website.)

    The CCB meets the first Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave. in historic Eau Gallie. Guests are always welcome. If a guest becomes a member at a meeting, he or she is entitled to immediately enter our photo contests. For more information please see, our newly enhanced website.