Wednesday, December 6, 2017

35th Annual Holiday Craft Show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit Dates: October 31, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is a rockin' spot to get your holiday shopping in full swing. Open seven days a week until Christmas the 35th Annual Holiday Craft Show offers you a delightful variety of crafts and art. You will find pottery, jewelry, fiber works, glass, felted pieces, fairy houses, beaded art, wooden masterworks, fish, turtles, fairies, angels, and much, much more.

Hours for the holiday are Monday through Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays from 1 until 4 pm. The show will run through January 6, 2018. 

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  

Capture Brevard 2017 by Camera Club of Brevard at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in February

Exhibit Dates: January 30, 2017 - February 24, 2018
Put February 2, 2018 on your calendar and come to the First Friday Opening Reception at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm to view Capture Brevard 2017Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to sponsor this exhibit of the Camera Club of Brevard, from January 30 through February 24, 2018. This exhibition began last year with the first Capture Brevard 2016 as an internal show for the membership of the camera club only. The upcoming exhibit at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will offer the public a glimpse into the talents and visions of some of the club’s membership.

This is not a juried competition, but rather a chance for photographers of all levels to share their personal vision of Brevard County. The idea for this show began with John Buck and his reaction to a series of books, A Day in the Life, each shot in a different location. The Camera Club of Brevard has taken that idea and expanded it to be a vision of life in Brevard County stretching over a period of time. Each photographer is given six months to shoot imagery and then is able to submit up to 5 photos. There are no restrictions or requirements to the photos. The intention of the project is to showcase the talent of the membership. It is the club’s hope to make this an annual event. Work has already begun on Capture Brevard 2018. The dates of shooting for that show are October 2017 through May 2018.

There were 180 images submitted to this project, but being a small gallery, Fifth Avenue can only offer space to about 30 of these images. The entire 180 images will be presented to the camera club as a slide show. 

The Camera Club of Brevard was begun in 1980 and currently boasts a membership of 220. It is a socially active organization and is open to any level photographer. They meet monthly at the Civic Center in Eau Gallie and offer a speaker at each meeting. The specialty of each speaker varies month to month in order to offer something for everyone’s niche interest.

John Buck, the current president of Camera Club of Brevard, says the goal of the club is goal is education and photography. “Let’s have fun, let’s learn photography.” (John Buck) They also offer a variety of workshops, from location workshops, technical workshops, and field trips in addition to monthly speakers. The club has also earned the distinctive honor of having a “Canon Explorer of Light” come to address the club once a year. This is a Canon sponsored event.

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  

Poetic Visions at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in January

Exhibit Dates: January 2 - 27, 2018

Poetic Visions, art inspired by a poem or a song, will open at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on January 2, 2018.  This will be a chance to get a bit of insight into an artist's mind and vision as they merge the two arts, lyrical and visual. The inspiring verse will also be displayed along with the artwork. Come to the Opening Reception on First Friday, January 5, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm, and enjoy some interaction with the artists and their works.

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  

Unique Porcelain Art ... Diane Guinn Exhibit at King Center for the Performing Arts





Melbourne, FL – Florida porcelain artist, Diane Guinn will bring a unique holiday sparkle to the Harris Corporation Art Gallery in the King Center lobby from December 4 – January 7. Diane Guinn is the founder of Florida Porcelain Artists and a proud member of Central Brevard Artists Association, Central Florida Ceramic Guild, and International Porcelain Artists. This exhibit may be viewed by ticketed patrons attending King Center main stage performances.

Porcelain art and holiday treasures, unparalleled in beauty and artistry, will bring smiles to the young and young at heart. Just in time for holiday gift giving, this array of unique porcelain art includes ornaments, home d├ęcor, jewelry, wall art and more. All of the artwork will be available for purchase. During all December performances, Diane will be on hand and available to speak with ticketed guests about her work and some of her skills and techniques she uses to create her beautiful pieces.

To learn more about Florida Porcelain Artists, visit our website:  For additional information on the exhibit, please contact Karen at 321.433.5717.

Painted Vacations - 3-Day Workshop with Kathy Rennell Forbes at Studios of Cocoa Beach

There are still a few openings in the following workshop.  Don't miss a chance to learn with this acclaimed artist and instructor.  A great gift for any artist..or yourself
“Painted Vacations” , a 3 day watercolor workshop with Kathy Rennell Forbes will be held at the Studios of Cocoa Beach  January 10-12, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm  Students will work with photos they have taken of a vacation or favorite place to create unique paintings. Each day begins with a landscape watercolor demo followed by individual instruction with each student. The class will focus on composition, value, and color. If weather permits and students are interested we will spend one day painting outdoors.  Students should have some watercolor experience.
Kathy Rennell Forbes is an award winning international artist and instructor based in Atlanta.  Kathy is beat known for her plein air watercolors.  She is one of 30 artists invited to the 2017 Olmstead Plein Air Invitational.  She is past President of the Georgia Watercolor Society and is also a Member of Excellence in the Atlanta Artists Center. 
The class will be held at Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach. Cost of the 3 day class is $300 with a $100 deposit, and there is an option for additional days. For registration, supply list and complete pricing information, contact Kathy at   or www.   or call 404-444-6797

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Brevard Watercolor Society Spring 2018 Workshops

Registrations for spring 2018 workshops are now open
Workshops will be held in at 535 Hammock Rd, Melbourne, Florida
Hours 9 AM – 4 PM

Cindy Agan - January 14-16th, 2018

Realistic Children’s Portraits – Cindy’s paintings of children have been described
as “in a spirit evocative of Norman Rockwell". She favors a predominately warm
palette, applying numerous glazes of highly concentrated paint to achieve the
intense and vibrant color.

Cindy is an internationally published watercolor, portrait artist, author, juror and
teacher. She is the author of the instructional book and video “Painting
Watercolors that Sparkle with Life”. She is self-taught and prefers realism in all
mediums. She uses a realistic approach to painting using warm colors on her
palette. She applies watercolor paint with numerous glazes and high
concentrates of pigment to achieve more intense and vibrant color. This
workshop is designed for all levels of ability but some experience in watercolor is
helpful. cindyaganart@gmail or

Tentative Materials List from “Painting Watercolors that Sparkle with Life”

Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Turquoise, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber,
Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red medium, Cadmium Red light, Cerulean Blue,
Cobalt Blue, Olive Green, Hooker's Green deep, Hooker's Green light, Lemon
Yellow, Chromium Oxide Green, Payne's Grey, Vermillion, Crimson Golden, Sepia, Horizon Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Van Dyke Brown, Viridian, Yellow Ochre
Ivory Black, Titanium White
Red sable round nos. 0, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8
Arches 140-lb. watercolor paper, 16" x 20"
Eraser, Kneaded eraser, Graphite Pencil, 2B

Friday, December 1, 2017

Drawing and Painting for Beginners with Debi Pettigrew at Hobby Lobby

SUBJ:         Drawing and Painting for Beginners
WHERE:    Hobby Lobby
                   7201 Shoppes Drive, Suite 101, Viera, FL

DATE:        Wednesdays 3:30-5 p.m.
$20.00 per class
Learn how to draw and paint just about anything. This class teaches how to create artful compositions, master proportions, use highlighting, and shading to create forms and much more.  You will also learn about color and explore various mediums including water color, acrylics and pastels!

This is an ongoing class and you can join anytime!
Contact Debi Pettigrew to register:                                                                         321-749-1153 or
View Debi’s work at