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.
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.
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
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
FIBER, an invitational exhibit
This exhibit will highlight the incredible talents of both functional and decorative fiber artists throughout Florida. The entry information will be available early 2022
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 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.