OPENINGS TO THE WORLD
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to present Openings to the World. This is a members’ exhibit which challenged our member artists to create work with doors and windows as the theme. Doors and windows not only make nice artistic subjects but also can have deeper symbolic meanings. There will be a First Friday Opening Reception at the gallery on January 4 from 5:30 through 8:30 pm.
January 27- February 25
100% Pure Florida, an annual juried exhibition is back. This statewide juried show will open at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on Monday, January 27, 2019. There will be a First Friday Opening Reception on February 1 from 5:30 through 8:30 pm. Plan to attend and meet these wonderful artists and see the awards presented for this year’s winners.
Our judge this year will be Gregory Graham Grant, an internationally known portrait and nature artist. Greg began his career at the age of 9 and has gone on to achieve world wide acclaim. He holds a BFA in Painting from East Carolina University and has worked in the art gallery business in the Washington, DC area, eventually becoming director of a firm with 10 galleries. His portraits have been commissioned by many notable clients. He and his wife, Karen, presently enjoy life in Ormond Beach, FL. 100% Pure Florida refers to the artist’s residence. Subject matter and style are unlimited. This show has traditionally attracted the best of Florida artists and is always a visual delight.
Our first place winner will receive a solo exhibition for September 2019 and an award of $500. Second place will receive an award of $300 and Third place will receive an award of $200. There will also be 3 or more Merit awards of $100 awarded. Our sponsors this year are First Place: Barbara & Norman Desrosiers with Smile Design & Wellness Center, Second Place: John & Susan Hopkins, Third Place: Miller & Hurt Wealth Advisors. Merit award sponsors are Phyllis Shipley, John & Darcia Fracey, in memory of Ann Jones, and Brevard Watercolor Society.
Mark Mittleman & Bill McCoy
February 26 – March 30
Sometimes two heads are better than one. Member artists, Mark Mittleman and Bill McCoy, have joined forces to create art from the same subject matter as seen through two artists’ eyes. Double Vision, art by Mark Mittleman & Bill McCoy opens on February 25 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Working together they have found subjects to execute in their two separate mediums, allowing the viewer to compare and contrast how a photographer and a painter look at and compose a scene. This interesting approach also demonstrates how the constraints of the two art forms transform the image. The exhibit, Double Vision, art by Mark Mittleman & Bill McCoy, promises to be stimulating and intriguing.
“Claws and Effect” watercolor by Lori Pitten Jenkins
Whet your appetite for art. Are you an artist? Are you a foodie? April at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is your chance to meld the beauty of food and the love of making it with visual beauty and creativity. If you are an artist, please visit our website for details on the open call for art for this exhibit. (https://fifthavenueartgallery.com/call-for-art/) If you are a foodie, plan to be there to view art that melds a love for food and a love for art. If you are neither, but love art, come enjoy the visual feast. Bon Appetit will be an exhibit for both your eyes and your palette.
Vera Sattler Solo Exhibition
April 29 – May 25
The month of May will find Fifth Avenue Gallery awash with the glass work of Vera Sattler. Glass Fantasies will open on April 29 with a First Friday Opening Reception on May 3 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Plan to come and meet Vera and allow your vision to swim with color.
Ms. Sattler has been actively working in the glass industry since 1946, and has a background rich in training, education and experience. Her specialties are stained glass, copper enameling, slumped and fused glass, and glass jewelry. Vera’s work is featured in galleries across the state. She has a long list of commissions and exhibits to her credit and continues to create new material. This exhibit promises to be a chance to add some glass art to your collection and some brilliant color to your visual life.
BACK TO EARTH II
“Where Am I?”.
July 29 – August 31
Larry Buist Solo Exhibition
Liquid Wood, a solo exhibit by Larry Buist, will mess with your concepts of wood. Plan to come to Fifth Avenue Art Gallery to experience wood as you’ve never experienced it before. This highly engaging show will open on July 29 and will run through August 31. Come meet Buist at the 1st Friday Opening Reception on August 2 from 5:30 through 8:30 pm. Larry will also be giving a 2nd Saturday talk about his work on August 10, at 2 pm. Plan to attend either event, or both, to meet Buist and to learn about his amazing approach to wood.
September 2 – 28
100% Pure Florida 2nd Place Winner
September 30 – October 26
Nance Gatti Solo Exhibition
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to showcase Experience: INDIA, art by Nance Gatti Mann during the month of October. Ms. Gatti Mann has created a collection of oil paintings inspired by her love for India. The show will open on September 30 with a First Friday Opening Reception on October 4, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Plan to come and meet Nance and have your own India experience.
Nance discovered her love for art during her childhood in Brooklyn, NY. While her life took her into the sciences, she was deeply inspired to try painting after seeing El Greco’s work while in Spain. It was much later in life that a friend’s words finally lit the fire that had been smoldering. She said “Why wait?”
Her approach is very methodical, she tackles her palette with the precision of a scientist. Nance doesn’t want to ever limit herself in her explorations, otherwise, she feels, she couldn’t express herself. She is interested in the interconnectedness of everything. For her, nothing is independent or stands alone.
October 28 – January 4, 2020
Annual Holiday Craft Show
a sampling from previous years…
Our annual Holiday Craft show is a tradition here at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery! We invite fine craft persons from across the country for this spectacular showcase, bringing the best in pottery, glass, wood, fiber, textiles, jewelry and more for the shopping pleasure of our Brevard County patrons. Some of our crafters return year after year, and others are new additions, which makes this 2 month long exhibition fresh and new every year!
Interested? You must be invited to participate as one of our crafters! Stop in the gallery and introduce yourself and your craft… we keep a log of crafters we want to participate. Not local? Email us with your art info, sample images, website etc. and we will be happy to take a look.