2018 Exhibitions



N Gatti lo res
painting by Nancy Gatti Mann

You are invited to spend Friday evening with us at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Come to the Opening Reception on First Friday, January 5, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm, to see Poetic Visions, art inspired by a poem or a song. This will be a chance to get a bit of insight into an artist’s mind and vision as they merge the two arts, lyrical and visual. The inspiring verse will also be displayed along with the artwork.

CAPTURE BREVARD; A Photography Showcase
January 30- February 24, 2018

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to sponsor Capture Brevard 2017. The show will open on Tuesday, January 30 with a First Friday Opening Reception on February 2, 2018. From 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm you are invited to come and meet many of the photographers and enjoy light refreshments as you experience Brevard through the eyes of the camera club members. The exhibit will run through February 24, 2018. This exhibition began last year with the first Capture Brevard 2016 as an internal show for the membership of the camera club only. The upcoming exhibit at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will offer the public a glimpse into the talents and visions of some of the club’s membership. The exhibit features 30 images and was juried from the 180 images that comprise Capture Brevard 2016.


February 27- March 31, 2018

Sleep Walkers ad 1
Guardian I (in progress) Barbara Desrosiers

Dare we say Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will present a member exhibit on the dark side? From February 27 through March 31, 2018, the exhibit Sleep Walkers will run at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Member artists will create artwork inspired by the all things night. Subjects may be indoor/outdoor, the light of the moon, candlelight, or perhaps, drawing from the sleep realm, dream imagery. This should prove to be a different exhibit with a new perspective on eyes wide open.

There will be a First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, March 2, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Plan to come and meet our members and enjoy some light refreshments.


A View From the Loft
April 3-29


Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will greet spring by hosting A View from the Loft, a celebration of the Art Students’ Guild of Brevard, TASGOB. This exhibit opens on April 3 and will run through April 29. There will be a First Friday Opening Reception at the gallery on April 6, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm. Guild members will be present to share their work and thoughts with you.

The Guild is where members gather three times a week to sketch or paint live models, drink coffee, and talk about art. It is the oldest art organization in Brevard County and is located on the top floor of the Arcade Building in downtown Melbourne. The Guild has offered workshops since its earliest beginnings. One of its prominent faculty, Bill Shultz, with the help of his students, created the American Impressionist Society. Some members hold membership in the Portrait Society of America as well as many of our local artists’ groups. Beginners are always welcome and encouraged by everyone. This exhibit takes a closer look at the talents and diversity of its members and offers something for everyone.


May 1-27, 2018

We invited our member-artists to choose an existing artwork of theirs and re-create a detail from the original. Both pieces, will comprise this exhibit. All work will be for sale.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


VANESSA BATES, Solo Exhibition

June 5 – July 1, 2018

First Place

Vanessa was our First Place winner for the 2017 100% Pure Florida Juried Exhibition. Along with $500, she won a solo exhibition in our front room gallery. We can’t wait to see the exciting work she creates!


Frits Van Eeden Solo Exhibition
July 3-29, 2108

One of Brevard’s very favorite artist and art teachers, Frits Van Eeden with be our featured artist for July! Frits has exhibited his dynamic oil paintings and sculptures internationally with great success.

Years ago, a trip to the United States availed Frits the opportunity to see the work of students at Harvard, where he found that their work was similar to that of Academy-level in Europe. After this experience he made his semi-annual visit to Florida, where in 1979 he entered a juried competition at the Artist Forum of the Brevard Art Center and Museum of Melbourne. His work, two life-size sculptures of horses, won best-in-show. The award being a “One-Man-Show” at the museum, only the second time such honor has been awarded. Under a grant from The State of Florida, Frits was give the position of Artist-in-Residence at the museum and served on-and-off as a major instructor for 30 years.
Frits is currently recognized by many of the World Art Critics and shows often in Europe, The Caribbean, and the United States. At last count he has participated in nearly on hundred single and group shows.


July 30- August 26, 2018

Vintage Lovers… you’re going to LOVE this show! Fine art meets fine craft… and yes, lets throw in some vintage upcycled TREASURES. We are going to transform the front room gallery for your “buying pleasure”, with one of a kind art, crafty art…recycled, upcycled magic. We can’t wait… Oh, by the way, this is a juried art and craft show. Please come and be part of our very first Treasure Trove. Share our CALL FOR ART with your artsy, craftsy friends.



August 28-September 30, 2018

We have asked several of Brevard’s private art teachers to show their work along with several of their students work. Brevard has so many amazing artists… of all ages! Teachers Pet will highlight the art of some of our “favorite” teachers and their students.


A Jewelry Showcase
October 2-28

November and December

October 31- January 6, 2019

This delightful variety of crafts and art offers you a relaxing and inspiring shopping experience. You will find crafts from pottery, to jewelry, to fiber works, glass, felted pieces, beaded art and more, more, more… Something for EVERYONE on your shopping list!