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.

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 Little Bits and Pieces
Jewelry Designs by Lois Ann Mittleman
APRIL 1-26

Opening on April 1, the jewelry designs of Lois Mittleman will fill the front exhibit room of the Fifth Avenue Gallery. Many of you are familiar with Lois’s jewelry and may even own some of her designs. On April 1 you will be able to see the wide variety of pieces Lois creates.

You will see new and unusual stones: Black Tourmaline, Script Stone, Amethyst Padre Paraiso, Argonite, Pink Sapphires, Prehnite with Epidote, and Ethiopian Fluorite. You will see new and current gemstone cuts: collar-style plates and natural rough-cut Rubies, Apatite, and Fluorite. And of course, lots of the regular stuff will be in the show: Pearls, Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires, Tanzanite and Tourmalines, Jasper, American Turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty and Kingman mines, Quartz, and even a few Black Diamonds.
Gemstones inspire Lois, and they will inspire you, too. Lois’s designs are based on the beauty, color, and shape of the stones, and that theme is evident in all her work. When Lois begins a new piece of jewelry, the gemstones rule.

Lois will  talk about her work on Second Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 1 PM
“What I know (and don’t know) about gemstones”

See and touch gemstones you know and those you have never heard of until now!


Good Enough to Eat

Frank Spino Solo Exhibition

March 3-30


Cool Citrus by Frank Spino

Cool Citrus by Frank Spino

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.

light refreshments
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.
Saturday, February 8 at 2:00pm

February 8, 2014 2:00 PM
Speaker: Photographer Chuck Palmer
Subject: Design Principles for Remarkable Photography
Synopsis: That’s a beautiful picture you made, but do you know why it’s a beautiful picture? In this presentation we will explore some of the elements that contribute to remarkable photographs.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 2:00pm
Frank Spino, award-winning watercolorist
Spino will talk about his watercolor techniques.

Makin' OJ

Makin’ OJ by Frank Spino

more info about his solo-exhibition

Saturday, April 12, 2014,  1:00 pm
Lois Ann Mittleman
“What I know (and don’t know) about gemstones”
See and touch gemstones you know and those you have never heard of until now!

lapis plates by Lois Mittleman

lapis plates by Lois Mittleman

more info on Mittleman’s solo exhibition

Saturday May 10 2:00 pm
Karen Leffel-Massengill

Karen will do a painting demonstration to preview her upcoming workshop.

Saturday June 14 2:00
Paul Davis, oil painter


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.


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