Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pastel Portrait Workshop with Debi Pettigrew

Bring your favorite photo to class and Debi will show you how to create a fantastic pastel portrait from that picture!

WHERE: Ralph’s Art Supply, 1420 Highland Avenue, Melbourne FL

DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2015

TIME: Noon – 3:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Debi Pettigrew

$40.00 plus supplies
Ralph's Art Supply will have supplies available for purchase prior to class.
(Supply list to be provided upon registration.)

Contact Debi Pettigrew to register:
(321) 749-1153 or

Review Debi's work:

Illuminated Landscapes: Fused Glass Workshop with Fahan Sky McDonagh

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October Featured Artist at Art Gallery of Viera is Sheryl Hughes

Art Gallery of Viera is proud to present Featured Artist for October, director of events, Sheryl Hughes.

Sheryl Hughes was born in California and now lives in Florida. She is a multi award-winning artist and she has been taking photographs for many years and now uses those pictures as inspiration for her paintings. 

Sheryl spends hours in the wetlands, zoos and scuba diving where she photographs animals above and below water. She enjoys painting eyes as that is what brings the painting to life as you can look into the soul of the animals.

The New Era of Fine Art in Viera

Watercolor Class with Bobbi Q. Brown

Award-winning artist Bobbi Q. Brown has just a few spots left in her watercolor class at the Art Gallery of Viera at the Avenue. Come learn with Bobbi in a fun, supportive environment. All levels are accepted. Classes meet on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per class and you can start at any time. For more information please contact Bobbi at or 321-536-7773.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Outlaw Pottery Schedule of classes

Tuesday 1:30-3:30 PM:  Wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults. 10 week session cost is $200, plus materials.  Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N US 1, Cocoa,

Tuesday 5:30-7:30 PM:  Wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults. 10 week session cost is $200, plus materials.  Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N US 1, Cocoa,

Tuesday 7:30-9:30 PM:  Wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults. 10 week session cost is $200, plus materials.  Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N US 1, Cocoa,

Wednesday 1:30-3:30 PM:  Wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults. 10 week session cost is $200, plus materials.  Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N US 1, Cocoa,

Wednesday 6:00-8:00 PM:  Wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults. 10 week session cost is $200, plus materials. Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N US 1, Cocoa,

2 Hour Play in the Clay Pottery Class
You choose your class day and time, whatever suits your schedule. Private lesson by appointment. You choose the project. Hand-building pottery projects will yield a cup, mug, platter, or wall hanging first time, every time. Soft clay slabs are formed and decorated into the desired shape using hand-building pottery techniques such as slab, coil, molding and sculpture. Ages:  Children, Adults, Couples, Families, Small Groups.  Outlaw Pottery & Art Studio, School, Gallery & Supply. 3475 N US Hwy 1 (north of SR 528), Cocoa, FL 32926. $50 per person. To make an appointment, call 321-292-0762.

Art Show Registration: Boomer Bash and Senior Expo

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Second Glance with Heather Kelley at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit dates: September 29 - October 30, 2015


Be sure to visit Fifth Avenue Art Gallery during the month of October. "Second Glance, artwork by Heather Kelley" will run through October 30. "Second Glance" is a soft glimpse into the mind of Modern Realist Heather Kelley. Her images are about form, space, color, and texture, with no story telling agenda. They invite the viewer to look into a moment and rest there peacefully.

Heather grew up in Orlando and, with private art instruction from local artists, has been painting since age 10. Her art degree is from The University of Florida, with graduate work at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She resides in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

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

33rd Annual Craft Show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit dates: November 1, 2015 - January 9, 2016

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of their 33rd Annual Craft Show. This is a well known event which offers you outstanding gift choices from highly skilled artists and artisans. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, November 6th, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. 

Come and enjoy a festive holiday atmosphere with Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Gallery hours through this exhibit are 10 am - 5 pm, Mondays through Saturdays, and 1 pm - 4 pm on Sundays.

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

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Thanks to the Foosaner Art Museum for their renewal as a Friend of Brevard Art News. Your support is greatly appreciated.  Please click on their badge in the right column to see all the wonderful things happening at the museum.

Artist Frits Van Eeden Shows Current Paintings at October 16th Ronald McDonald House Benefit

World renowned and beloved Brevard Artist Frits Van Eeden showcases his most current never before seen series of paintings on October 16th at " Frits Van Eeden and Friends" Ronald McDonald House Benefit hosted by Laserchrome Technologies.

Frits Van Eeden was born in the Netherlands and was trained in the Hague at prestigious Academies of Artists and Sculptors.

The Frits Van Eeden Gallery at the Foosaner Art Museum in Eau Gallie is a tribute to his popularity as an art instructor for 30 years.

His art hangs in many private collections throughout Europe and the United States.

Frits is joined by over 20 of Florida's Finest Artists including Renee Decator, Jon Houghton, Mary Garrish, Henrimae Bell, Bill McCoy, Judy Mercer, Judy Rixom, Rita Zigler, Phyllis Shipley, Witha Lequesta, Helen Wheatley, Carol Garutti, Lynda Kodwyck, Doug Carmody (Photographer), Debbie Smith, Peg Phenicie, Judy Burgarella, Donna Young, Carolyn Nicolson, Wendy White, Sheila Loughton, Susan Lavendar, Judy McNamara and a special “Mystery Artist”. These fine artists are exhibiting and selling their art at Laserchrome Technologies Art Gallery and Showroom for the benefit of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Space Coast residents make up almost 20% of the families staying at Orlando Ronald McDonald Houses. Next April, a 15-bedroom Ronald McDonald House is expected to open near Nemours Children's Hospital at Lake Nona.

The event is hosted by Laserchrome Technologies a Brevard County veteran-owned small business with 40 years of image production for internationally acclaimed museums, fine artists and photographers, commercial, industrial, and residential interiors. For more information on "Frits Van Eeden and Friends" Arts Event Benefit for Ronald McDonald House call Laserchrome Technologies LLC 321-752-7744 or

Skirting Around the Testile Arts - From Michelin Man to Site-Specific Installations - Karen Rifas

  • NAME of event:  "Skirting Around The Textile Arts - From Michelin Man To Site-Specific Installations” by artist Karen Rifas
  • DATE of event: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  • TIME of event: Reception 5:15 pm; Lecture 6pm
  • LOCATION of event: Denius Student Center, Hartley Room (Florida Tech Main Campus)
  • ADDRESS of the location: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901
  • PHONE NUMBER for public use:  321-674-8313
About the Speaker:
Karen Rifas was born in Chicago and lives and works in Miami. She received her MFA from the University of Miami and has taught at many institutions including New World School of the Arts and the University of Miami. Rifas’ body of work includes site- specific installations using materials such as stitched leaves, cords, cable and household paint; content centered exhibitions which deal with environmental, political and social issues; and conceptual drawings.
Rifas has been awarded a South Florida Cultural Consortium and two Florida Visual Arts Fellowships and her work is in the collections of Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale and Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Photo courtesy of Karen Rifas

Watercolor Class for Absolute Beginners with Susan Stone

Watercolor Class for Absolute Beginners

Susan Stone, Instructor 
If you know nothing about painting with transparent watercolor, 
but would like to learn, this is the class for you.  

We will start at the very beginning with which materials -  brushes, paint and paper are needed.Students will learn how to stretch paper, and why one paper is “better” than another, and why a paint is preferred over another.   Each week will focus on a new basic watercolor skill, starting with flat washes, graded washes and varigated washes.  From there, we will begin to cover the basics - drawing, color mixing, wet into wet, dry brush, using other materials for texture, and more.

Tuesdays - October -13 through November 17, 2015,  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$100 per 6 weeks . Students will the have the option purchasing their own materials
or to use Susan’s materials, including paper. paint and brushes, for a materials fee of $5 each week.

Advance Registration and Payment is required by contacting
 Susan Stone at 401-596-4266 or

Classes will take place at
 Ralph’s Art Supply
1420 Highland Avenue, Eau Gallie,  FL 32935

Beginning Drawing Classes with Susan Stone

Beginning Drawing 
Susan Stone, Instructor

Let's start at the very beginning.....

Good drawing skills are the foundation for great art. Learn how to draw what you see 
as well as the basic principals of drawing, including perspective, shading and composition.   

October 12 -November 16, 2015
Mondays,  2:00  to 4:00 p.m. 
$100 / 6 weeks.
Pre-registration and payment in full is required.

For more information contact Susan Stone at or (401) 596-4266
or Ralph’s at 321-255-3331

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Business of Marketing Your Art with Rene Griffith

Rene Griffith's Paintings Featured in: New Artists, Fresh Artwork

Rene Griffith, an Indialantic artist and photographer, is featured in HG Arts' artist directory called New Artists, Fresh Artwork. Pages 22-25 highlight Rene's most recent mixed-media paintings that are licensed to HG Arts. HG Arts is an Orlando based company that supplies artwork to the hospitality industry—hotels, restaurants, medical facilities, corporate offices, hospitals, and private residences. They work with interior designers, architects, art consultants, and design consultants to provide finished artwork based on their clients' specifications.

Rene's featured artwork is created using her own photographs printed in black and white and then collaged to stretched canvas. She then uses acrylic paints, wax art crayons, graphite, and other collage materials such as old maps, postage stamps, post cards, and hand-painted papers to add texture and embellish the paintings. The online directory displays images of Miami Beach, Savannah, Florida beaches, and South Carolina's low country. The original paintings on canvas are available by contacting Rene at (321) 676-1956 or by email at

Here is the link to the directory:

Camera Club of Brevard - October Meeting

The Camera Club of Brevard will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave. in historic Eau Gallie. The CCB is proud to have Reinier Munguia for their October program presenter.  Reinier is a commercial and nature photographer with a strong education and conservation vision. He is the founder of  Wildstock Photography.  His work has appeared in many publications including textbooks and magazines.  Reinier’s program for the evening is titled “Tips and Techniques for Wildlife Photography.”  If you like to photograph nature, this promises to be an excellent program. Click for Renier's website. Follow him on Facebook.
The September photo contest theme was storms. Prize winners are shown above. The October photo contest theme is open. Plus, there will be a creative class in which members submit photos that have been obviously manipulated to present an altered reality image from the original photograph. Members may submit one photograph to the open contest, and two to the creative contest.
The CCB meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave. in historic Eau Gallie. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information please see

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

34th Fall Art and Craft Festival - Cocoa Village

34th Fall Art and Craft Festival

Historic Cocoa Village

Cocoa, FL

Saturday, Oct 17th, 10 AM – 5 PM

5th Annual Chili Cook Off 4-7 PM in Riverfront Park

Sunday, Oct 18th, 10 AM – 4 PM

Free Admission

Free Parking

Kids Zone

Over 200 exhibitors

Live music both days in the Beer Garden sponsored by the Dog and Bone British Pub

Phone: 321-631-9075

October Classes at Art More Place

Boiled Books Kindness Cards
October 7 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm 
Cost:  $36
In this class, students create 3 fabulous, frame-worthy kindness cards (6.5” x 9.5”) using instructor Rachelle Eason’s original paper sheets created with her BoiLeD books process. Create art as a treat…one to give and one to keep! 

Art Collage (2 day workshop)
October 17-18 @ 10:00am - 2:30pm
Cost:  $125 plus Supplies
In this workshop, Carol Muro King will instruct students to create a Dimensional Collage using a variety of art materials and ephemera to create an expressive, treasured memorial keepsake. 

Boiled Books (2 day workshop)
October 15-16 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm
Cost:  $150 plus $30 Materials Fee
Create original surface designs in paper staining by pressing, boiling, and extract the colorful essence of fresh flowers and leaves.  Learn bookbinding and dyeing techniques.

Creating a Shrine…Honoring a Loved One
October 21 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
Cost:  $60
Deb Taylor will guide you through the steps to create a personal shrine honoring your loved one that has passed. It will be a personal keepsake that can be displayed to help you remember and appreciate their life.

Mood Indigo (2 day workshop)
October 22-23 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm 
Cost:  $160 plus $30 Materials Fee
Come explore the magical mystical world of Indigo Dyeing! In this two-day workshop, instructor Lynda Ozgur teaches two methods of making designs on cloth with Indigo and students design and make 4 placemats! 

Sherri Otcenasek
Art More Place
150 East Dr., Suite B
Melbourne, FL  32904

Art and Algorithms Digital Arts Festival

Don't miss the Art and Algorithms Digital Arts Festival. The goal is to celebrate digital art with interactive opportunities to touch and explore art. 

What: A digital arts festival  

When: October 5 thru 11

Where: Titusville, Florida ...The address for the events is 405 S. Hopkins Avenue, Titusville, FL.  Julia Street Parking Areas between S. Washington and S. Hopkins will be transformed into a Digital Arts Village, and downtown creative spaces become artistic, interactive spaces. 

For More Information: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CBAA Show Results

 I hope you made it to the CBAA Show this past weekend at the Cocoa Beach Library.  Here are the results of the judging...

1st Place, John Cielukowski for "Trust No One"
2nd Place, Helen Wheatley for "Mad Dash"
3rd Place, Richard Barone for "Before All Ages"
Art Gallery of Viera Award, Samantha Reid for "Freaky Raffiki"
Merit Award, Linnea Reid for "Mike"
Merit Award, Patty Corapi for "Alien World"
Merit Award, Cheryl Howard for "The Fountain"
Congratulations to all of the artists.

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Thanks to John Emery and Jerry Preston of Preston Studios for renewing their status as Friends of Brevard Art News. Your support is greatly appreciated.  

Please click on their badge in the right column and see their beautiful art.