West Coast – East Coast
Metal Sculpture by Walt Mendenhall
January 4-30, 2021
Mendenhall graduated from Oregon State University in 1968. After serving a tour of duty in the Air Force as an instructor pilot, he returned to the family farm in Oregon where he began creating metal sculptures in 1975. He is a self taught sculptor, drawing on his natural surroundings for inspiration. Walt spent many years hiking the mountains and forests of the West. Since moving to Florida in 2012, he has developed new lines of tropical sculptures such as coral fish, palms, sea grapes and others as he explores the beauty of Florida and the ocean.
Walt works with steel, stainless steel, copper and bronze in a variety of ways to present the natural patterns that surround us in an interpretive expression of form, color and texture. The striking contrast of the worked stainless and the rich tones of bronze produces an ideal combination for his more contemporary designs. He has capitalized on the many colors derived from heating metals, bringing to life all the different types of metals he works with, copper being the most colorful of all. His newer tropical fish designs now use alcohol inks for color as well.
Open for Interpretation
a 3 women exhibit
Lori Pitten Jenkins, Renee Decator and Barbara Desrosiers explore what’s in a word… 9 words to be exact.
15 th Annual 100% Pure Florida, a juried exhibition
100% Pure Florida highlights 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.
ELIGIBILITY: This call for artists is open to all Florida artists who are 18 years of age and up.
Jury/Judging Process: The show jury process is completed by a panel of five current gallery members. This is a juried show. Submission is no guarantee of acceptance. The Awards will be determined by a judge not associated with the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.
AWARDS: All awards will be based on the best single piece of work as determined by the solo judge.
1. First place receives a solo exhibition for Calendar year 2020 and an award of $500.
2. Second place receives an award of $300.
3. William R McCoy Memorial Award of $300
4. Third place receives an award of $200.
5.3 or more Merit awards of $100.