2020 EXHIBITIONS

JANUARY
JOURNEY IN LANDSCAPES
BRETT PIGON SOLO EXHIBITION

December 30 – February 1, 2020

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Brett, a Grant, Florida, oil painter, is the featured solo artist for the month of January. Journey in Landscapes is a body of work based on Brett’s interior journeys in his artistic life and on his physical travels. This exhibit opens today, December 30, and will run through February 1. Come to the opening reception and enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist.
Brett describes his work in his own words. “My land and water scapes aim to capture the beauty of nature faithfully as I appreciate it as it is or can be. I am attracted to lighting effects and patterns, textures, and colors that will challenge me as a painter. Sometimes I simply thirst to get that feeling, that striking color. I work at finding the design and technique to achieve a unity of effect and truth of a great painting.”
He works mainly in oils, but also includes pastel and charcoal in his media. He loves both portraiture and landscapes and works at capturing the unique beauty of nature, especially Florida. His recent training includes mentoring and workshops by master portrait artist Jon K Houghton, figure drawing workshops with Michael Burban of the New York Art Students’ League, and plein air workshops with Larry Moore.
Brett is a member of the Strawbridge Art League, and member and past president of the Art Students’ Guild of Brevard, both in Melbourne, FL, and is also a member of the American Portrait Society.
FEBRUARY
100% PURE FLORIDA, A Juried Exhibition
February 3 – 29, 2020
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Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to announce the 14th annual juried exhibition, 100% Pure Florida, opening on February 3, 2020. 100% Pure Florida showcases the varied and extraordinary talents of local, regional and state-wide artists. Pure Florida refers to the artist’s residence, subject matter and style are unlimited.

2020 EXHIBITION CATALOG

Our judge this year is Ms. Carla Funk, the Executive Director and Chief Curator of University Museums at the Foosaner Art Museum. She is an experienced museum professional with a demonstrated history of working in Higher Education. Ms. Funk has a strong art historical and curatorial background and holds a master’s degree in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from Florida State University.

The awards presentation will occur at 7 pm at the First Friday Opening Reception on February 7. This reception will run from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Plan to come and mingle with the artists, have some light refreshments, and soak in the talent that is behind all the work this exhibit will feature. We thank all of our sponsors for the following awards for this year’s competition:

First Place – $500 & a solo exhibit:

Sponsored by McGee Welch Advisors, Merrill Lynch

Second Place – $300

Sponsored by Art Affirmative

Sandy Johnson Memorial Award – $300: 

Sponsored by Southern Janitor Supply

Third Place – $200: 

Sponsored by Jay & Renee´ Decator

Merit Awards – $100 each, Sponsored by:

Art Gallery of Viera

 John & Darcia Francey

North Brevard Art League

SMILE Design

Eau Gallery

 Brevard Watercolor Society        

Sterling Photo

MARCH

COAST TO COAST
Paintings by Michiel Bullock

March – May

March 2 – May 30, 2020

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Bullock was born in Kinston, North Carolina in 1949 and lived in West Virginia, Northern Virginia, a brief time in California and, for nearly 40 years, in Florida.

He started painting with oils and, occasionally acrylics, in 1967.  “As a self-taught artist,  I focus almost entirely on traditional representational landscapes and seascapes, with a strong leaning toward realism done exclusively in oils.”

“I have found a fascination, (possibly an obsession), with the way light, shadow and color come together to bring out the drama that exists in approaching storm clouds or the strength delivered to a powerful ocean wave… or the calmness found in the early morning surf.  Working to capture the quiet of the first rays of daylight filtering into the deep forest, carried on the mist of the lingering morning fog.  I cannot stand in Yosemite Valley and not be awed by the sheer majesty of El Capitan, yet at once be challenged by the impossibility of trying to recreate its’ beauty on canvas.  To travel along the sandy coast of the southeast or the steep perilous cliffs of the Pacific coast, or the mountains and plains in between, and wrestle with simply enjoying natures’ beauty, or rushing back to the studio to put it on canvas. Every day delivers a new gift of color, light and shadow to enjoy and capture with paint and canvas

Michiel’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous art shows throughout the state of Florida.   He am also a member of Oil Painters of America.

JUNE
June 1-27

Petaling Hope
an invitational show

 

                                             painting by Dorothy Kaliba                                  photography by Mark Mittleman

An invitational show featuring flowers and their healing power, will open and run through June 27.

JULY

PRIMARY COLORS
a member and invitational show, 2020
June 29 – August 1

AUGUST
SOLO EXHIBIT BY LARRY VIENNEAU
Aesop and other Fables

August 3-29

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is proud to announce Larry Vienneau Jr. as our featured artist for the month of April. Aesop and other Fables will open on March 30 and run through April 25. Plan to attend the First Friday Opening Reception on April 3 to meet the artist and experience his view of the world of Ravens and Crows.
Vienneau says of his process “I fell in love with printmaking as soon as I made my first print! It felt like I was opening a wrapped present and, thirty-five years later, I still get excited. It is one of the things that keep me addicted to it. I enjoy painting and drawing but the process of printmaking intrigues me. It is indirect. It is both craft and art.”
Larry’s prints are about history. He loves to learn about the past, and about the stories and belief systems of our many ancestors. Each image has a Narrative, which is as important as the image itself. He wants people to slow down and take the time to read. His artwork also celebrates the intelligent and misunderstood raven and crow.
Vienneau explains “I began this new series in 2010, but I started my Ravens images when I lived in Alaska as book illustrations for a Native American writer. I lived in Alaska for a dozen years and my most lasting and powerful memories are of these majestic birds. Though in Florida now, I still explore the image of Ravens and Crows.”
Larry holds a BFA in painting from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Southern Illinois University. After school he lived on Nantucket Island where he sold artwork in local galleries, and taught printmaking and painting at the Nantucket Artist Association. He briefly lived and exhibited in Hong Kong before moving to Alaska and teaching art at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Alaska inspired large scale landscape paintings and the start of his Raven Series. He currently resides and works in Florida.
This exhibit promises to be exciting and powerful. Plan to come spend some time with the birds.

SEPTEMBER
August 31 – September 26, 2020

100 % PURE FLORIDA BEST OF SHOW
SOLO EXHIBITION

 

OCTOBER
September 28 – October 31, 2020

NATURE’S BEAUTY
Paintings by Tricia Eisen

 

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

38TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

November 2 – January 2, 2020