Who has the most inviting winters in the entire country… we do! The member artists of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invite you to our January exhibition: Florida Winter, which runs through February 1st. It features a collection of wonderful and inviting artwork that highlights some what Florida has to offer in January. Please stop in and enjoy the view.
More images of included artwork… here
One of our long-standing gallery members, Ellen Pavlakos opens her solo-exhibition, “Work in Process” this Friday, October 3rd. Pavlakos works in clay, plaster, stone, and other contemporary materials, casting most of her work in bronze.
Her sculptures are exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the state of Florida and she has competed and exhibited in many statewide and national competitions as well as in Paris, France, Athens and Thessalonica, Greece, and Nicosia, Cyprus.
The figure is her vehicle of expression. There is a continuing thread of concern with human emotions through most of her work. Through a link to the classical Greek, a positive feeling of the human experience and glorification of life communicates directly to the viewer.
The front gallery of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will become Ellen’s studio during the month of October. It will be fascinating to see the process from the beginning to the finished work in plaster or bronze. Pavlakos will be working in the gallery studio on Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm during October. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this master sculptor at work.
To read more about Ellen, go to: Ellen Pavlakos
We had a fabulous opening night for 100% Pure Florida, our ninth annual juried exhibition, on Friday night; despite some nasty weather. Many of the participating artists came from across the state to attend. The following awards were announced.
Best of Show: $500 and a Solo Exhibition next June
Nancy Seib, House For Sale, assemblage
2nd Place: $300
Ivelin Kandov, Pyramid, sculpture
3rd Place: $200
Carol Staub, Numerology 3, mixed-media
Awards of Distinction: $100@
Stephen Heywood, Bottle Set, ceramics
Debra Mixon Holliday, Stand #1, etching
Lynn Morgan, Low Country, pastel
David Hunter, Bone Creek, etching
Craig Morris, See the USA, oil
Mindy Z Colton, Florida Cracker Horses; Mare and Foal, sculpture
Cara J, Cactus II, oil
Congratulations to all the award winners and participating artists!
This month, we have back by popular demand, our annual sale on new and slightly used art books, art supplies and equipment, frames and artists original art works. This is your chance to purchase all these items at greatly reduced prices. It only happens once per year, and bargains of all kinds are to be had.
Friday, June 6th
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.
Little Bits and Pieces
Jewelry Designs by Lois Ann Mittleman
Opening on April 1st, 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.
I majored in music at Indiana University, studied with Martha Lipton and graduated with a BME (Music Education) Degree in Voice. Taught music in Cleveland Public Schools for 5 years. Taught piano for 7 years. Directed a Junior High/High School Choir of 63 at Brith Emeth Congregation in Cleveland for 7 years.