Monday, August 28, 2017

100% Pure Florida Juried Exhibit at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

 
by Dawn Currie
Exhibit Dates: August 29 - September 30, 2017
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The doors open  August 28, to the 100% Pure Florida juried exhibit at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. This is the twelfth year this show has been offered to the artists of Florida. 57 artists entered the juried competition this year with 182 pieces of art. 57 pieces were finally chosen, representing 42 artists. Of these 42, 30 are from Brevard County while the remaining 12 are from outside of the county. There are 12 types of media represented by this diverse group. “Pure Florida” refers to the artists’ residence. Subject matter is unlimited.

The First Friday Opening Reception will be held on September 1, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. This will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists and to be present for the award ceremony. The First Place Winner will receive $500 and a Solo-Exhibition in 2018. Second Place will win $300 while Third Place receives $200. There are also seven Merit Awards, each worth $100. 

Our guest judge this year is Kellie Moore. Ms. Moore earned her BFA with a specialization in painting & printmaking from the University of Central Florida, and has created and exhibited her work both nationally and abroad. She has worked for several internationally renowned artists, and has taught classes in New York, the British Virgin Islands, and her home state of Florida. Throughout her 18 years of experience in painting, printmaking & ceramics, Kellie has sought to continue her education through travel. When she’s not exploring the Mayan ruins of Central America, the architecture and ornament of Southeast Asia, or the beauty of India by rail, Kellie lives & works between the Caribbean and Central Florida where she creates functional & decorative ceramics inspired by nature and the observations from her travels.

This year the awards are sponsored as follows:

BEST OF SHOW- $500 and  a solo-exhibition in June of the following year.
Sponsored by: Dr. Karamvir & Nancy Mann, Nancy Crawford, Mark & Lois Mittleman, & William McCoy

Second Place - $300
Sponsored by John and Susan Hopkins

Third Place - $200
Sponsored by Southern Janitor Supply

7 Merit Awards - $100 each
Sponsors:
John and Darcia Francey
Smile Design & Wellness Center
Jini James
Art Gallery of Viera
Titusville Art League
Art & Antiques Studio
Brevard Watercolor Society

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located in the Eau Gallie arts district of Melbourne, Florida. 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  

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