January 4-30, 2022
WAKING UP IN PARADISE
The oil paintings for Fairchild’s solo exhibition, Waking Up in Paradise, will focus on all the things Fairchild loves about life in Florida birds, the ocean, boats, flowers, and the tropical landscape.
Beth-Anne Fairchild came to Florida from Vermont in the early seventies. She spent twenty-eight years as one of the first female agents with State Farm Insurance. Having started in watercolor, she believes that it is the hard work learning techniques and experimenting with materials that really makes you an artist. She has dabbled in acrylic, mixed media, photography and now oils. When asked why she does not keep painting in one medium or one subject, Beth tells people she gets bored with herself and must always be evolving. She loves painting from nature and studying how sunlight and colors are really a combination of interacting abstract shapes making a beautiful object.
January 31 – February 26, 2022
ROBIN LEE MAKOWSKI
HAPPY HOUR GARDEN PARTY
Chicago native, Robin Lee Makowski, was ten years old before she realized not everyone saw the world the way she did. What appeared to be daydreaming to some people was actually an intense study of line and tone, light and shadow, by a young, budding artist. She could draw well by the time she was four, but it was not until into her teens that she became passionate about the natural gifts inherited from her father and her maternal grandfather, both artists.
Robin focuses on nature for her subjects in her award-winning work but is inspired by anything “with the right light and lots of color.” Working exclusively from her own original concepts, she captures nuance and personality in all her work. The viewer realizes that the subject is something the artist knows well and loves, by the handling of the media, the composition, detail, and the play of light and color in the image. Robin’s subjects range from her first love, fauna, to the collection of native plants in her own garden, to her creative still life set-ups, to figure studies and portraiture.
In the Pop-Up Gallery
February 28 – March 26, 2022
16th Annual 100% Pure Florida, juried exhibition
100% Pure Florida highlights the varied and extraordinary talents of local, regional and state-wide Florida artists. Pure Florida refers to the artist’s residence. Subject matter and style are unlimited. This call for artists is open to all Florida artists who are 18 years of age and up.
We jury the artwork for the show by a panel of gallery artists, and invite a judge each year, not associated with the gallery, to choose our award winners. Last year our awards totaled $2100 along with a solo exhibition for our 1st Place Winner. Many of our awards are sponsored by local businesses, art organizations and individuals who value visual arts in Brevard.
March 28 – April 30, 2022
Local artist John Buck is combining his skills as a graphic designer and professional photographer to reimagine his work as paintings. This exhibit features Buck’s dynamic digital designs printed on an aluminum substrate for a clean and contemporary look. These paintings will never fade and are washable! The art is bold, colorful and large, ranging from 20″ to 40″ in size. John’s work is carefully designed specifically for home decor and is painted with a Florida palette in mind. He takes a complicated scene and makes it a simple and pleasing visual statement.
MAY 2 – 28, 2022
WELL SAID, AN INTERPRETATION OF QUOTES
Our gallery member artists will be choosing a famous quote from a provided list and interpreting it through a newly created piece of art! Here are just a few of the quotes we had to choose from: “Why not go out on a limb, that’s where the fruit is.” ~Mark Twain “Love is the flower, you’ve got to let grow” ~John Lennon “The time, the time, who’s got the time?” Hare, Alice in Wonderland
There is a lot of excitement about this creative exploration by our member artists! We look forward to sharing our “interpretations” with you.
Abstract Fields by Elizabeth Fernandez (in the Pop-Up Gallery space)
MAY 30 – JUNE 25, 2022
WATER ~ an invitational show
Here in Florida, water is a welcome element in the summer! Think blue, cool, refreshing… water. We will be accepting entries for this invitational show next April.
Give a challenge to a group of artists, from all mediums, to interpret “WATER” and you can expect a very exciting exhibit!
Artist entry information: call-for-art
CREATURES IN THE GALLERY (In the Pop-Up Gallery Space)
clay animals by Aletha Rector from the Estate of Nancy Dittmeier to benefit the Florida Wildlife Hospital
May 30- June 25, 2022
First Friday Opening: Friday, June 3, 2022
In the Pop-Up Gallery during the month of June, we will feature clay animals by Aletha Rector, from the Estate of Nancy Dittmeier to benefit the Florida Wildlife Hospital, located here in Brevard County.
Aletha Rector is a highly regarded and talented local sculptor whose whimsical animals are very popular with gallery patrons.
Nancy Dittmeier was a collector of art and a lover of wildlife. Over the years she supported the Florida Wildlife Hospital as well as the artists of the Melbourne area. She was especially drawn to the characters created by Aletha Rector. A portion of the sales proceeds will be generously donated to FWH in her honor.
MAY 30 – JUNE 25, 2022
LOST & FOUND TAKE III
AN INVITATIONAL EXHIBIT
Back by popular demand… This exhibit is all about creativity, and YOU are invited to participate. We had such a great response to both the original Lost & Found show several years ago and again in August of 2021. Along with being an exciting opportunity for creative types, it is a fabulous exhibit of finished work that everyone coming to the gallery has enjoyed!
How it works…
You, the creative person (you don’t have to be a “professional artist) purchase one of our pre-assembled kits which contains all the “elements” that you must include, in some manner, to create your mixed media assemblage. You can add to it to go further than what’s in the kit… that’s just part of being your creative-self. We hope you take the challenge. Kits will be available for purchase mid-April, 2022. The finished artworks will be displayed and for sale, throughout the month of July and we will have an exciting opening reception for all our participants on Friday, July 1, 2022. LIMITED SPACE! Kit fee $45 (no additional fee to participate) Follow us on Facebook to see the Call For Art!
AUGUST 1 – 27, 2022
TEXTILE TRENDS, an invitational exhibit
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is excited to announce a textile exhibition in the Front Room Gallery, this August. This invitational exhibition will highlight the talents and labor of artist working primarily with fiber. We are looking for inspired, creative, and imaginative uses of both natural and synthetic materials and accepting both functional and non-functional textile art entries (Weaving, quilting, sewing, felting, knitting, knotting, needlework, macrame and mixed media).
First Friday Opening: Friday, August 5, 2022
Awards: 1st Place: $350, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $150
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR AWARD SPONSORS!
THE WRIGHT LAW GROUP
SOUTHERN JANITOR SUPPLY
Textile Trends Judge
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to announce our awards judge for our upcoming exhibition, Textile Trends. The exhibit opens on August 1st and the awards will be announced at the First Friday opening reception on Friday, August 5, 2022. The reception is free and open to the public.
Keidra Daniels Navaroli is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in the Texts & Technology Ph.D. Program at the University of Central Florida and coauthor of the forthcoming Oxford University Press publication This is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States. She is the former assistant director/curator of the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology and currently serves as a board member for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.
In the POP-UP Gallery
A FIBER SHOW BY NIKKI PARENTI
AUGUST 1 – 27, 2022
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery welcomes the fiber art of Nikki Parenti to our Pop-Up Gallery space in August.
Parenti takes inspiration from the beautiful environment that surrounds her. The artist behind NikKnots, she works in both traditional and experimental styles using natural materials. Living on Florida’s Space Coast, much of her work has a coastal theme.
AUGUST 29 – OCTOBER 1, 2022
100% PURE FLORIDA JURIED SHOW WINNER SOLO EXHIBIT
FACE TO FACE
Solo Exhibition by Eliza Pineau Casler
August 29- October 1, 2022
The first-place winner of our annual juried exhibition is awarded a solo-exhibition, along with $500. Every September their show hangs in our Front Room Gallery.
We are excited to introduce our 2022 100% Pure Florida Best of Show winner, Eliza Pineau Casler with a solo exhibit for September.
Please join us for FACE to FACE, a solo exhibition by Aliza Pineau Casler, First Place winner of our 2022 100% Pure Florida, juried exhibition.
Born in Paris, France, Eliza has lived in Orlando since 1977. She is a proud US citizen who earned a dual degree in Studio/Fine Art and Graphic Design and worked in the offset printing field and as a freelance designer.
Her artistic career includes exhibits, awards, and commissions, depicting human portraiture in a traditional realist manner. Her portraits sensitively capture the sitter’s personality and evoke their story. Her preferred mediums include Oils, Acrylics, Pastels, and Charcoals.
Eliza is a member of the Portrait Society of America; she exhibits her artworks with the Women Artists Group (WAG), the Florida Women’s Arts Association (FLWAA), and at the Art League of Daytona.
SECOND SATURDAY ART TALK:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th at 11:00am. Join us for an artist talk by Eliza Pineau Casler. She will discuss her show, FACE TO FACE, her techniques and more. FREE TO THE PUBLIC, limited seating.
In Our Pop-Up Gallery
Local Color, Emily Neel paintings
Emily Neel is our guest artist In the Pop-Up Gallery space for September. Her refreshing plein-aire paintings of local scenes capture her enthusiasm and talent!
OCTOBER 3 – 29, 2022
SPINO SMALL WORKS
In 2009, a friend took Frank to his first watercolor show. The talent surprised him… and it got him excited about the medium. Soon after, he began a serious exploration of watercolor.
Frank started his career as a sign painter. He painted thousands of walls and windows, developed logos and branded businesses, large and small. Later, as a billboard painter, he often painted a 10’ x 30’ billboard in a single day. As the age-old craft of sign painting began to wane due to the advancement of computer technology, he went with the rising tide and transitioned to computer graphics. Frank’s decades of creating good design, his knowledge of color, and tens of thousands of hours with a brush in hand were of tremendous benefit when he finally turned his eye towards water.
Frank had a five month solo show at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida. His watercolors have been selected for exhibitions: World of High Watercolor in Russia, Missouri Watercolor International Exhibition in Spain, World Watercolor Masters at the International Watercolor Society in Holland, World Watercolor Masters Select Group at The Hague, International Watercolor III, IV & V in Greece, Biennial International Prize Marche D’Acqua in Italy, Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial in China, Shanghai-Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Exhibition in China, FabrianoInAcquarello in Italy, International Watercolor Society in Canada, National Watercolor Society (NWS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), Transparent Watercolor Society (TWSA), Southern Watercolor Society (SW), Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) and many other regional and state Watercolor Societies.
His paintings have been published in The Art of Watercolor, American Artist Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, the Orlando magazines and many others. He also had the cover and a seven page article in Watercolor Artist. Frank’s paintings have been on the cover of “Splash 14, The Best of Watercolor,” a hardbound book published annually, and his paintings have been included again in Splash 16, 18, 19, 20 and 21. He has achieved signature status in the AWS, NWS, TWSA & FWS.
October In the Pop-Up Gallery
Petals and Reflections
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
OCTOBER 31 – DECEMBER 31
OUR 40TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW
Comfort & Joy will be the theme at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery this November and December for our 40th Annual Holiday Fine Craft Show. We invite artisans from across the country to participate, to bring a wide collection of one-of-a-kind handmade items for every name on our patrons’ gift lists. The exhibition/sale runs from October 31 through December 31, 2022.