Thursday, October 18, 2018

Outdoor Art Museum Walking Tour in the Eau Gallie Arts District


Want to discover all of the art murals, mosaics, and sculptures in Eau Gallie’s Outdoor Art Museum collection? Please join Nancy Dillen Saturday, November 3rd at 9 a.m.  Meet in the lobby of the Eau Gallie Public Library. Then, take a leisurely one-hour stroll through the streets and alleys of downtown Eau Gallie to discover hidden gems. Bring your camera; you never know when you might like to have your picture taken in the jaws of a giant shark or soaring across the sky with our flying gal. 

1NightR Pop Up Art Event




MELBOURNE, FL 1NightR Pop Up Art Event. Get lucky. Get some great art by award winning artists: Julie Chabrian, Nancy Dillen, Julie Kessler, and Susan Martin. Artwork priced to sell. One night only! during the Eau Gallie Art District’s Friday Art Walk, November 2. Pop in at 1419 Highland Ave. across from Ralph’s Art Supply between 5:30-8:30.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CBAA Art Show and Sale


Cocoa Beach Main Street eyes busy season for downtown


Events continue to present opportunities for activity, growth.

Cocoa Beach Main Street, Inc. is preparing for a very active season. The winter season kickoff includes two many downtown events commencing in November.


Sip n Stroll is a local favorite and has reached a regional audience. The event will be held November 3rd and is sponsored by Blue Marlin Real Estate. the City of Cocoa Beach. Tickets and business registration are available on the Main Street web site mainstreetcocoabeach.com. Each guest will receive a limited-edition silicone wine cup and will visit up to 30 local participating businesses.


The Cocoa Beach Art show welcomes thousands of people returning for the holidays and is sponsored by Connors Wealth Management. The event is managed by the Cocoa Beach Art Show Committee and will take place Thanksgiving weekend.


The “Blizzard at the Beach” known as Winterfest falls on Saturday December 8th and follows the parade. Over 40 vendors, crafts and food concessionaires will line Minutemen Causeway for the 3rd annual event from 3pm to 9pm.


A new year will bring exciting prospects for the Main Street program which will continue to manage and promote several signature events. Earlier this month it was announced that Cocoa Beach Main Street received a Cultural Marketing Grant from the Brevard Cultural Alliance, which is administered by the Tourist Development Council.



Another opportunities is an “L.A.P” or Leadership Action Project with LEAD Brevard. The Leadership Class of 2018/2019 will collaborate on the project titled “Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Downtown”. The project aims to identify and create sustainability opportunities for the downtown, its businesses and community. Many businesses in downtown have implemented sustainability practices.


Executive Director Beth Javens recently reported on the accomplishments of the program. As the director she spearheads the activities of the board but adds the volunteers, the businesses and the residents of a community are the lifeblood. “Creating a physical and illustrative landscape where residents enjoy a quality of life, businesses enjoy vitality and there are recreational opportunities for all is an ongoing dialogue”.


The Cocoa Beach Main Street program continues to develop. Now in its 4th year has earned full accreditation with National Main Street Center. It is a 501c-3 not for profit.

Annual Holiday Craft Show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit dates: October 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019
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The shopping season is almost upon us. Reserve November 2, from 5:30-8:30 pm, to attend the festive First Friday Opening of the Annual Holiday Craft Show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. This year's event opens on October 29 and will run through January 5, 2019. Come jump start your holiday spirit, meet some of these wonderful crafters, share in some light refreshments and enjoy the beautiful collection of handcrafted artisan work. There will also be a drawing for a gift basket at the Opening Reception. The drawing will be held at the close of the evening and the winner will be notified by email.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Melbourne Eau Gallie Arts District. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours during this exhibit will run Mondays through Saturdays, 10 am through 5 pm.
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Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

Linda Geiger: November Featured Artist at Studios of Cocoa Beach



Volunteers needed for ArtWorks

Looking for volunteers to help with ArtWorks on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Shifts available for variety of duties listed below.If you’re interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email tmurray@fit.edu or call 321-674-8919.

Duties
Information booth: Volunteers will hand out festival programs, assist staff with selling posters, t-shirts and notecards, and answer frequently asked questions. 
Booth Sitters: Booth sitting requires a volunteer to take the artist’s place for 5-10 minutes while he/she takes a break. If someone comes into the booth and has questions, simply tell them the artist is on a break and will be back within a few minutes. Artists are relying on sales and will not want to leave to booth for long.
Survey Crew: Publicity Survey requires volunteers to get feedback from the public on how they heard about the show. You will be given a clip board, pen and surveys. When you’ve finished, return the completed surveys to the information booth.
Art Outpost:  Setting up and packing up art supplies. Bring art supplies to/from Renee Foosaner Education Center and ArtOut Post. Assist instructors and participants with materials and art projects as needed.


Tina Murray
Manager of Visitor Services
Foosaner Art Museum
321.674.8919

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sparkle at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in October


Exhibit Dates: October 1-272018
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All is bright and shiny at Sparkle at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. The front gallery is now a dazzling display of jewelry from award winning jewelry designers. There are precious metals, semi-precious stones, and glass. This unique exhibit will offer you a jump start on your holiday shopping, or a chance to add to your own collection of personal pieces.


Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Arts Districts of Eau Gallie in Melbourne, FL. All events are free and open to the public. 
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Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  

Watercolor Basics and Techniques for Beginner to Intermediate with Linda Neal


Watercolor Basics for Portraits and Still Life with Linda Neal


North Brevard Art League presents Paint Party with Robin Landau


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Arts and Crafts Wanted for Holiday Shoppe at Studios of Cocoa Beach


The Studios of Cocoa Beach , 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach,  is looking for artists interested in selling their wares at the Studios Holiday Shoppe.  Items of all kinds, suitable for holiday gift giving, will be on sale at the studiosfrom November 12 until January 4.  Artists can apply online at www.studiosofococabeach.org.  Deadline is October 22.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oktoberfest Community Festival


Sparkle at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit Dates: October 1-272018
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You are invited to the First Friday Opening Reception for Sparkle on October 5, from 5:30-8:30 pm at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. A giclee by our member artist, Witha Lacuesta, will be raffled at the end of the evening. You need not be present to win, but you do need to be present at some point that evening to sign up. Some of the artists will be present to answer your questions. Come, enjoy light refreshments and early shopping.

If you cannot make it Friday night, then plan to stop in to Fifth Avenue Art Gallery this month. Experience Sparkle. The front gallery is now a dazzling display of jewelry from award winning jewelry designers. There are precious metals, semi-precious stones, and glass. This unique exhibit will offer you a jump start on your holiday shopping, or a chance to add to your own collection of personal pieces.


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

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

Photography 101 and 1/2 with William G. Hosford


36th Annual Holiday Craft Show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery


Exhibit dates: October 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019
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Opening on October 29 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will be the 36th Annual Holiday Craft Show. This year's event will run through January 5, 2019 with a festive First Friday Opening Reception on November 2, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Plan to come and jump start your holiday spirit, meet some of these wonderful crafters, share in some light refreshments and enjoy the beautiful collection of handcrafted artisan work. There will also be a drawing for a gift basket at the Opening Reception. The drawing will be held at the close of the evening and the winner will be notified by email.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Melbourne Eau Gallie Arts District. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours during this exhibit will run Mondays through Saturdays, 10 am through 5 pm.
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Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935  http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com

North Brevard Art League Paint Party with Robin Landau


EGAD Launches Historic Audio Tour


EGAD LAUNCHES HISTORIC AUDIO TOUR ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3. ROLL UP FOR THE MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR!

The Florida Humanities Council receives tens of applications and awards a limited number of grants for historic communities to participate in the state-managed smart phone app called “Florida Stories.”

 Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street was awarded one of only three grants given this past year for inclusion in the walking tour that is heard through one’s own smart phone. The tour is limited to 12 tour stops and each stop has a two-minute narrative and includes historic photographs. Anyone may download the app and listen to the tour by foot, bicycle, or even car. In fact, you can even watch it on your phone from the comfort of your house, but the public is invited to come to Eau Gallie on Saturday morning, November 3, 2018, and join others doing the tour. The EGAD office will be open from the hours of 10 am to 1 pm to offer light refreshments, hand out printed maps and answer any questions.

The office is located at 540 Montreal Avenue which is located at the back of the Highland Avenue parking lot. There will be a large yellow umbrella outside to help people find it. Come hear all about the origins of Eau Gallie, the founding families, the history of some of the buildings, and what started here (University of Florida) before moving elsewhere. Stop in to one of Eau Gallie’s restaurants afterwards for lunch and make a great day of it! It’s free to download the app and take the tour.

We ask that patrons understand that some houses still have people living in them so please do not enter private property, knock on the door or peer in windows of any private home. Please remain in the public area.

www.EGADLIFE.com 


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Gary Marchesano presents Space and Time Revisited at the Harris Corporation Art Gallery at the King Center for the Performing Arts


September 25 – October 29
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Melbourne, FL – Space and Time Revisited, the vibrant collection of contemporary work created by acclaimed artist, Gary Marchesano, is the featured exhibit in the Maxwell C. King Center's Harris Corporation Art Gallery from September 24 through October 28. Ticketed guests attending King Center main stage performances can view the exhibit. During many of our main stage events, Mr. Marchesano will be present to interact and engage in conversation about his work.

Gary Marchesano is best described as an artist since birth and the previous owner of Hang-Ups Art Gallery in Titusville. Some of Gary’s credits include being a primary exhibiting artist at Art Miami in 2014. His cover design for a special art edition of Space Coast Living Magazine was entered in a national competition. Much of Gary’s work has been featured in numerous regional publications such as Florida Today and is found in private collections around the United States.


Space and Time Revisited is a compilation of contemporary two and three-dimensional wall mounted images of various sizes. The featured work is created using re-purposed materials such as plastic, Ethernet cords, metal, wire and acrylic paint to make conceptual statements about scientific fact, theory and spirituality. The exhibit encourages viewers to 'step in close' to the works for maximum effect.


Many of the pieces are reasonably priced and available for purchase.


Gary is excited about his return to the King Center for what may be his final visual art show and is looking forward to meeting many of the guests when they attend King Center main stage shows during his exhibition.


For additional information regarding Space and Time Revisited or, to inquire about exhibition opportunities in the Harris Gallery you may contact Karen Wilson, kwilson@kingcenter.com or (321) 433-5717.

Eyca Moticska: October Featured Artist at Studios of Cocoa Beach



Studio Sip N' Paints


PMC Silver Jewelry Classes with Paula Tormey


Getting Started in Watercolors with Ed Carlson


2018 OCC Photographers Event

Astronaut and STS 41 G Space Shuttle Challenger Pilot Jon McBride delivered an Inspiring Imagery Focused Keynote Presentation at the 2018 OCC Photographers Event held in Embassy Suites Resort Orlando,Fl Thursday September 27th. Longtime friends of Astronaut Jon McBride Paul and Emily Kubica owners of Laserchrome Technologies Melbourne, Fl secured Astronaut McBride as Guest Speaker at the OCC Event and produced complimentary composite images for autograph seekers.

Photographers and Artists from Brevard, Indian River, and Central Florida Counties viewed Spectacular Imagery of Earth and Space photographed with high resolution large format cameras , OSTA pallet, and IMAX camera on NASA's 6th flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger  October 5,1984- October 13,1984.  Astronaut McBride detailed NASA's 13th Flight of the Space Shuttle program was the first crew of 7 including Pilot Jon McBride, Commander Robert Crippen, Sally Ride, Kathryn Sullivan, Marc Garneau, Paul Scully Power,  David Leetsma, Robert Thirsk . Astronauts Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan were identified by Astronaut McBride  as the first two women Shuttle crew members with Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan becoming the first woman involved in an EVA. He invited Photographers to visit and bring their cameras to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center.


Below is the composite image of the STS 41G Launch Photos October 5,1984 7:03 AM, Crew Photo, and Patch.
    

Think Pink - at the Strawbridge Art League and Gallery


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Call for Art for Isn't It Grand at Art Gallery of Viera




CALL FOR ART: “Isn’t It Grand” 
We’re excited about our new space at Decorativa and we want to share the excitement with you! Announcing the Grand Opening of Art Gallery of Viera in our new space at Decorativa! We are looking for artists with some grand works to participate with us as we reveal our grand new space. If you have works that are on the large side, this is the show for you! 

We are disregarding previous size limits. 
Opening Reception will be Saturday, October 13th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 
Submit up to two pieces for consideration 

To apply, email a .jpg of up to two artworks to call4art@artgalleryofviera.com no later than Thursday, October 4th . Include sizes and a phone number where you can be reached. Upon notification of acceptance, download the Entry Form and Guest Artist Inventory Form, complete and bring along with your fee and artwork to Art Gallery of Viera during the designated take in day and time. Fees for accepted works will be $30 for the first piece and $10 for the second piece.
 A. Submissions accepted: From now until Thursday, October 4th at Midnight 
 B. Accepted artwork due: Tuesday, October 9th from 12:00 – 6:00 pm. 
 C. Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13th from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 
 D. Show closes: Monday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m. 
 E. Pick up artwork: Tuesday, November 6th from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
Sorry, not accepting small works for this show.

For more information, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com

Saturday, September 22, 2018

DENIM ! : Fashion, Art, Wine & Dine in Downtown Titusville