2022 Exhibition Schedule

January

January 4-30, 2022

BETH FAIRCHILD
WAKING UP IN PARADISE
Seaglass Morning, oil

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.

February

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.    

March

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.

April

March 28 – April 30, 2022

JOHN BUCK
REIMAGINE

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

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)

Melbourne based artist, Elizabeth Fernandez, has been creating art for the past several years. She graduated from Virginia Tech’s Studio Art Program in 2019, receiving the most outstanding senior award based on her final exhibition. She is fascinated by the act of mark-making and the process of creating art. Her work is an accumulation of moments shared with nature. She works to commemorate the beauty of nature through color, sporadic brushstrokes, and playful gestures. Elizabeth currently works from her home studio, but also enjoys painting outside to be closer to her inspiration.
JUNE

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.

JULY

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

AUGUST 1 – 27, 2022

TEXTILE TRENDS, an invitational exhibit

August 1-27,2022

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).

Textile Trends Show Information

DATES

Deadline for Entry: July 6, 2022

First Friday Opening: Friday, August 5, 2022

Awards: 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $75, 3rd Place: $50

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST 29 – OCTOBER 1, 2022

100% PURE FLORIDA JURIED SHOW WINNER SOLO EXHIBIT

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. The winner will be announced at the opening of the juried exhibit in March 2022.

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 3 – 29, 2022

SOUTHERN ROOTS; WHERE THE ALLIGATORS LIVE
SOLO EXHIBIT BY RENEE DECATOR

Decator’s whimsical work is inspired by growing up in the south. She reflects on the wild landscape that she loves and captures the experiences of her youth with her dynamic, colorful mixed media artwork.

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

OCTOBER 31 – DECEMBER 31

OUR 40TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

We’ll be celebrating the holidays with a “White Christmas“ theme at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery this November and December. Join us for the 39th 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.