Friday, July 6, 2012

Art and Antique Studio and Gallery Celebrates Eight Years with "Around the World Exhibit" July 2012

Art and Antique Studio and Gallery celebrates eight years in Eau Gallie with “AROUND THE WORLD” exhibit with paintings by their current gallery members.  In perfect form, President-Therese Ferguson challenged the artists to create paintings from around the world to exhibit for the month of July.  Italy, Greece, Portugal, Africa and Canada, to  name a few, will be on display to celebrate the gallery’s eighth anniversary.  The exhibit will open, Friday, July 6th, during the monthly art walk (5:30-8:30) and will hang for the entire month of July.  The public is invited to an evening of celebration with samplings of ethnic foods along with dancing and music.   

Eight years ago, the co-op gallery began with co-founders, Therese Payne Ferguson and Debbie Bowes McElwain.  The object was to have a working studio where artists could create, teach and invite the public to meet them personally. 

Celebrating its eighth anniversary in what is now known as the “Eau Gallie Arts District” (EGAD), the Gallery looks forward to showcasing the outstanding talent Brevard County has to offer, presenting (hundreds of exhibits) with the works of local and out-of-town artists on a monthly basis with such themes as Save the Chimps,  The Porsche Art Car, China Painters, Stained Glass Wonders, Historical Photos of our Space History, Wildlife,  Nature, a High Flying Photographer, and two of their favorites, A Garden Tea Party and Southern Marketplace and the annual Miniature Show.   Visit the gallery website shown below. 

A lot has changed in eight short years…..from what was a small studio belonging to Therese is now an established co-op gallery of local, talented, and award winning artists and an excellent group of associate members who display work in the gallery on a consignment basis.  The gallery is partners with the “Courtyard Studio”, where classes are taught, and exhibits are held by Brevard Watercolor Society, Inc. members.  It is no easy task to keep the gallery new and fresh, but thanks to multi-talented members who draw on their excellent decorating, marketing, and business skills the gallery continues to be one of the top galleries in Brevard County and a must “visit” in the art district.  Website:

Scheduled Exhibits 

August –    Cedar Key Get Away
September – Space coast Doll Club
October -   Susan Kessler, - Featured Artist
November –  Florida’s Charlie Velek "A Master’s Journey"
December -  "Annual Miniature Show"  (Visit the gallery website or pick up a brochure at gallery)

This long-standing gallery welcomes artists, or groups, to showcase their talents.  If you wish to  make Art and Antique Studio and “EGAD” Eau Gallie Arts District part of your portfolio please contact Therese-Payne Ferguson 321-253-5553 for more information.  Full associate members of the gallery are Therese Payne-Ferguson, Barbara May Smythers, Giorgio Coursey, Carole Judson, Jeanette Keen, Cynthia Perry, Lolly Walton, Cindy McKee, Bonnie Carter, Debbie McElwain,  and Susan Kessler. 

If you are a teacher or instructor and would like to teach at the Courtyard Studio please contact Phyllis Marple at 321-960-8076 or e-mail: for more information. 

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