Gallery One, located in the front of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, features changing exhibitions with opening receptions held the first Friday of the month from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The shows are open to the public, admission is free, and refreshments are served.
100% Pure Florida
9th Annual Juried Exhibition
SEPTEMBER 1-SEPTEMBER 28
September 5th (Friday)
Opening Reception 5:30-8:30
We enjoy meeting talented artists from all over the state, to highlight their extraordinary talents at the gallery. 100% Pure Florida hangs each year during the month of September.
This year we are excited to announce that Sarah Alexander will be our independent awards judge. Alexander has a MFA from the University of Florida and is an Adjunct Instructor at Flagler College and Florida School of the Arts where she is the Gallery Director.
The exhibition is juried from entries across the state. We choose approximately 50-60 artworks each year that make up the exhibit. We offer the following awards:
BEST OF SHOW $500 and a solo-exhibition in June of the following year
Second Place $300
John and Susan Hopkins
Third Place $200
Southern Janitor Supply
8 Merit Awards $100@
Thank you to our Award Sponsors:
John & Susan Hopkins
Southern Janitor Supply
Brevard Watercolor Society
Titusville Art League
Art & Antiques Gallery
Art Gallery of Viera
Tom & Dotty Powers
Darcia & John Francey
Miller and Hurt Financial Group
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HOME: a movie preview HERE
We are planning a village of handcrafted structures for our August 2014 Front Gallery Exhibition called HOME.
Houses made with lots of love and imagination; of clay or wire or paper maché, of wood or cardboard with paint, or fabric and lace; 3-D Abodes… dwellings… home. all sizes and colors, fancy and not so fancy… people house and animal houses.
We have invited several groups of children to paint the backdrops to our village, which should add to the whimsical factor of this exhibition. As a contribution to our community we will be collecting food and monetary donations for the South Brevard Sharing Center throughout the exhibition period. Along with a food pantry open to Brevard County residents in need, they provide assistance with prescriptions, utilities and rent vouchers; to help keep families in their homes. For more info about the South Brevard Sharing Center see their website.
This in an invitational show with many artist throughout our community participating. We hope you will enjoy our efforts and remember to Buy Local Art!
ANNUAL ART SALE
Original art, prints, art supplies, frames, all at discounted prices… it is our Annual Art Sale. Don’t miss it!
Richard Auger, Solo-Exhibition
Florida Noir, a nature series
OPENING JULY 4TH
We will be serving hotdogs and other festive refreshments, celebrating Independence Day!
Florida native Richard Auger reveals his enchantment with the landscape of the Sunshine State in this exciting solo exhibition. “There is something magical about the woodlands, swamps and back-roads of Florida…” Auger states. The recipient of numerous awards for his black and white photography, Richard Auger captures that magic and delivers it to the viewer in a bold and dramatic fashion.
Solo Exhibition by Paul Davis
One of our former own, Paul Davis, an award winning artist from Vero Beach is back! The front gallery will be hosting Paul’s show entitled “Above Water”. Paul is internationally collected and sought after, with images pertaining mainly to the sea and boats. No one captures the mood and ambiance better than Paul.
Mark your calendar and make sure you stop by during the month to see these new paintings. Come to the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on June 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 and meet Paul.
CATCHING THE LIGHT
May 1 -31
Opening May 2nd 5:30-8:30
The Fifth Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce that Karen Leffel- Massengill, an award winning oil painter will be the guest artist in the month of May. Karen’s work focuses on the beauty of the landscapes in Florida with special emphasis on the value of light. Originally a watercolor artist, Karen brings the sense of beautiful light, shadows, and luminosity to oil colors. She uses soft but bold colors and is always looking to “catch the light”.
Karen will also be giving a oil painting workshop on May 12th and 13th. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with this award-winning artist!
Karen will be our guest artist for SECOND SATURDAY, Saturday May 1oth, at 2:00pm. She will do a painting demonstration to preview her workshop. See our SECOND SATURDAY Schedule for a list of upcoming artists.
Good Enough to Eat
Frank Spino Solo Exhibition
OPENING FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Frank Spino is our award winning guest artist for March, with his solo exhibition entitled, “Good Enough to Eat”. “This show focuses on my fascination with painting citrus”, Spino says.”Color excites me. Realism and rich, saturated color are what my art is all about. I love the vibrant color and challenging textures: thick, dimpled rinds; thin, transparent slices, freshly cut and glistening wet with juice. We think you will agree… his painting look – “Good Enough to Eat” .
In 1971, Mr. Spino received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University, but said his “real” education came from the famous painter Henry Hensche, who he studied under at the Cape School of Arts in Cape Cod, Mass.”My understanding of color came from him,” he said. “We painted outdoors every day, sunny or overcast.”
Frank will be participating in our Second Saturday event on the 8th of March at 2:00pm, when he will be talking about his paintings and watercolor.
For a complete gallery exhibition schedule see our calendar…
Have you been to First Friday yet? The first Friday of every month is a great time to head down to Fifth Avenue Art Gallery and EGAD (Eau Gallie Arts District). We “open” all our exhibits on first Fridays. There is music and art in the park, and the Brevard Art Museum and other EGAD galleries are open too.
We hope to see you here!
Would you like to get an inside look at the techniques of award-winning artists? We invite you to join us on the second Saturday each month as we offer a presentation; artist demonstration or talk by guest artists. Free and open to the public! Limited seating so come early.
New Schedule Coming Soon!
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida in the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) across from the Foosaner Art Museum.