100% Pure Florida

100% Pure Florida
10th Annual juried exhibition


September 4th (Friday)
Opening Reception 5:30-8:30

100% Pure Florida Winners Announced 

1st Place Katherine Mathisen “Onus”

Sponsored by: Tom and Dotty Powers and Mrs. Philip McKee $500 and a solo show in 2016
2nd Place Frank Spino “Circle and Squares I”

Sponsored by: Susan and John Hopkins $300
3rd Place Susan Rollins Gehring “Red Fish Creek”

Sponsored by: Southern Janitor Supply $200
Merit Awards – $100 Each

Alex Stankiewicz “Zenfull Garden”

Sponsored by: Darcia and John Francey in Loving Memory of Link Johnsten

Mindy Colton “Journey Seeker II”

Sponsored by: Strawbridge Art League

Sandy Johnson “Ginnie Springs, FL”

Sponsored by: Titusville Art League

Louise Hill “Harmony”

Sponsored by: Art Gallery of Viera

Ashley Dennison “From a Dusty Bookshelf”

Sponsored by: Brevard Watercolor society

Georgina Love “Bic Ben”

Sponsored by: Art and Antiques Studio


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. “Pure Florida” refers to the artists’ residence. Subject matter is unlimited.

2015 100% Pure Florida Prospectus and Entry Form


Exhibition Awards

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. Sponsored by Tom & Dotty Powers and Mrs. Phillip McKee

Second Place $300 Sponsored by Susan & John Hopkins

Third Place $200 Sponsored by Southern Janitor Supply

 Merit Awards Sponsors $100@

Darcia & John Francey in loving memory of Link Johnsten for a Brevard County Artist

Art Gallery of Viera

Strawbridge Art League 

Titusville Art League 

Art & Antiques Studio

Brevard Watercolor Society 

If you or your organization would like to sponsor an award, please email us at: fifthavenueartgallery@gmail.com

Our 2015 Judge

Robin Maria Pedrero paints the spirit and energy of life in rhythmic layers of color. Her vibrant poetic work combines natural and imaginary elements.  She responds to what catches her eyes and heart personifying nature.  “I use a symbolic visual language exploring both the visible and invisible creating a commentary on relationships and thoughts. As I work the images can be unexpected flowing from gathered memories. Music plays a role in my process and seeps into my art.  I build layers making connections and a story comes forth and unfolds. The work evolves, and quite often by the time the painting is finished it has a history of stories interwoven in the layers.”

Born in Connecticut in 1964, Pedrero is an award winning artist with work in museum permanent collections, in film and collected worldwide. She enjoys to map the countries where her work has been collected; America, Great Britain, Bahrain, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. She is an elected signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Pedrero creates from her Florida studio and is awarded Best Artist in Florida 2012 by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery, listed in Florida International Magazine’s Florida Artists Hall of Fame and the featured solo artist in September 2015 at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art in Florida. Pedrero works from her home studio in Longwood Florida, enjoying the company of her dog Max A. Million.

2015 catalog

Opening Night Pictures

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Best of Show: $500 and a Solo Exhibition next June

2nd Place: $300 

3rd Place: $200

Awards of Distinction: $100@


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