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 15th of March when he will be talking about his paintings and watercolor.
We enjoyed a large crowd of photographers and art lovers at the opening of Drawing With Light.
Thanks to everyone who participated and all of you who came out to see the show.
Here are the results of the two independent judges, Marilyn Cook and Lloyd Behrendt.
First Place – $300 Award sponsored by Southern Janitor Supply won by
Ed Quillian “Sunrise Storm”
Second Place – $200 Award sponsored by Southern Photo won by
Ruth Stanley-Quillian “Abstract Train”
Third Place – $100 Award sponsored by Ridley Custom Framing won by
Mary Lou Christy – “Rowing Through Florence”
Honorable Mention – $50 Gift Certificate sponsored by Art Expressions won by
Barry Schoenholz “Artists at Work”
The gallery is excited to announce that we have two new members.
A big welcome to Barbara Desrosiers and Phyllis Shipley.
DRAWING WITH LIGHT
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15th (entry postmark date)
February 4th – March 3rd
This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a juried photography exhibition in the premiere gallery in Brevard County. Photographic subject matter and style are unlimited, so get busy and get ready to show your creative and technical genius!
First place receives an award of $300.
Second place receives an award of $200.
Third place receives an award of $100.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7th
5:30 to 8:30
Call for Photographers
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to
announce a photography juried exhibition; Drawing With Light.
Photographic subject matter and style are unlimited.
for more information download: Drawing with Light Prospectus
It’s that time again…the garland is hung and the ornaments are all in place. We have put together a unique collection of wonderful one-of-a kind treasures… pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, wall and fiber art. Beautiful handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list!
Friday, November 1st 5:30-8:30
Light refreshments will be served!
Glass artist Brett Tam will give a demonstration on the gallery’s front porch during the opening.
A SPECIAL INVITATION
COME EARLY FOR OUR SHOW PREVIEW This FRIDAY MORNING, November 1st, from 10:00-12:00. Refreshments will be served and you will be eligible to win a lovely gift basket loaded with gallery goodies! You will also get a “first look” at this exciting collection of art gifts, and a jump-start on your holiday shopping!
~ HOLIDAY GALLERY HOURS ~
The gallery was packed last evening with artists and art-lovers; here to view our 8th Annual juried exhibition, 100% Pure Florida 2013. More of this years participating artists are from outside of Brevard County than in years past… giving gallery patrons the opportunity to enjoy a diverse collection of exciting artworks from across the state of Florida.
getting ready for the award announcements
Frank Spino wins 3rd Place
Dij Pacarro with two of her artworks
Anthony K. Wilson Sr., “From Heaven”
Kathleen Salmieri, “Omo Valley Woman”
Elizabeth Kaufmann with her painting, “Why Won’t the Caged Bird Sing”
Ashley Dennison, “Queen of the Daffodils”
Joe Thompsons wins a Merit Award
Susan Oakes, “Withered Palm”
Frank Spino, “Thai Delight”
Ruth Stanley-Quillian, “Rainy Day Pier”
Ed Quillian, “Primitive River”
a great evening for art and artists
Rebecca Ragain with one of her two pieces in the show
Marlis Newman and Lois Mittleman manning the desk
Mark Mittleman and Earl Evans, exhibit Chairpersons
1st Place and Solo-Exhibition
Barbara Dave “Two Divas”
Paul Davis ”Racing”
3rd Place Southern Janitor Supply
Frank Spino “Thai Delight”
John and Darcia Francey Merit Award
Joe Thompson ”Opportunity…”
John and Susan Hopkins Merit Award
Candace Knapp “Blossom”
Tom and Dottie Powers Merit Award
Kathleen Chenet ”Seminole Wekiva Trail”
To see a complete list of the participating artists and view the exhibit catalog go here
JULY 30 – AUGUST 30
Single, Solitary mixed-media by Renee Decator
Beauty is in the details some say and this August members of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will present works that reach inside their subjects and their minds to find the inner beauty. Visit the gallery and challenge yourself to guess what the familiar object is that creates the abstract art. “Zoom” inside the leaf of a plant, the veins of a rock, the eye of a giraffe or the rainbow of crystal and enjoy that which is often hidden, overlooked or tucked inside.
Also this month, 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.
First Friday, August 2nd
Join us for First Friday and EGAD (Eau Gallie Arts District) Dog Days of Summer event, our own Mark Mittleman will be photographing owners and their dogs. Dogs will be on a pedestal held by the owners. The photographs will be taken in front of the gallery. The cost is $10.00 and the owner can pick up the 8×10 print ( on an 8.5x12in sheet of paper) during Second Saturday on the 10th of August.