2017 JUDGE: KELLIE MOORE
Calling All Florida Artists! The prospectus/entry form for Fifth Avenue Art Gallery’s annual juried exhibition, 100% Pure Florida is now available. Last year was one of our very best juried show presented at the gallery. We are looking forward to another great exhibit highlighting the amazing artistic talents of artists across the state. The First Place Winner will receive $500 and a Solo-Exhibition in 2018. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this Florida artist showcase! The deadline for entry is July 8, 2017.
Prospectus/entry form: 2017 100 Percent Call
1st Place Katherine Mathisen“Onus”
Sponsored by: Tom and Dotty Powers and Mrs. Philip McKee $500 and a solo show in 2016
2nd Place Frank Spino “Circle and Squares I”
Sponsored by: Susan and John Hopkins $300
3rd Place Susan Rollins Gehring “Red Fish Creek”
Sponsored by: Southern Janitor Supply $200
Merit Awards – $100 Each
Alex Stankiewicz “Zenfull Garden”
Sponsored by: Darcia and John Francey in Loving Memory of Link Johnsten
Mindy Colton “Journey Seeker II”
Sponsored by: Strawbridge Art League
Sandy Johnson “Ginnie Springs, FL”
Sponsored by: Titusville Art League
Louise Hill “Harmony”
Sponsored by: Art Gallery of Viera
Ashley Dennison “From a Dusty Bookshelf”
Sponsored by: Brevard Watercolor society
Georgina Love “Bic Ben”
Sponsored by: Art and Antiques Studio
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is excited to announce that Robin Maria Pedrero, of Longwood, Florida will be this year’s awards judge for 100% Pure Florida Juried Exhibition.
Robin Maria Pedrero paints the spirit and energy of life in rhythmic layers of color. Her vibrant poetic work combines natural and imaginary elements. She responds to what catches her eyes and heart personifying nature. “I use a symbolic visual language exploring both the visible and invisible creating a commentary on relationships and thoughts. As I work the images can be unexpected flowing from gathered memories. Music plays a role in my process and seeps into my art. I build layers making connections and a story comes forth and unfolds. The work evolves, and quite often by the time the painting is finished it has a history of stories interwoven in the layers.”
Born in Connecticut in 1964, Pedrero is an award winning artist with work in museum permanent collections, in film and collected worldwide. She enjoys to map the countries where her work has been collected; America, Great Britain, Bahrain, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. She is an elected signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Pedrero creates from her Florida studio and is awarded Best Artist in Florida 2012 by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery, listed in Florida International Magazine’s Florida Artists Hall of Fame and the featured solo artist in September 2015 at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art in Florida. Pedrero works from her home studio in Longwood Florida, enjoying the company of her dog Max A. Million.
We had a fabulous opening night for 100% Pure Florida, our ninth annual juried exhibition, on Friday night; despite some nasty weather. Many of the participating artists came from across the state to attend. The following awards were announced.
Best of Show: $500 and a Solo Exhibition next June
Nancy Seib, House For Sale, assemblage
2nd Place: $300
Ivelin Kandov, Pyramid, sculpture
3rd Place: $200
Carol Staub, Numerology 3, mixed-media
Awards of Distinction: $100@
Stephen Heywood, Bottle Set, ceramics
Debra Mixon Holliday, Stand #1, etching
Lynn Morgan, Low Country, pastel
David Hunter, Bone Creek, etching
Craig Morris, See the USA, oil
Mindy Z Colton, Florida Cracker Horses; Mare and Foal, sculpture
Cara J, Cactus II, oil
Congratulations to all the award winners and participating artists!
DRAWING WITH LIGHT
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15th (entry postmark date)February 4th – March 3rd
This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a juried photography exhibition in the premiere gallery in Brevard County. Photographic subject matter and style are unlimited, so get busy and get ready to show your creative and technical genius!
First place receives an award of $300.
Second place receives an award of $200.
Third place receives an award of $100.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7th
5:30 to 8:30
Call for Photographers
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is pleased to
announce a photography juried exhibition; Drawing With Light.
Photographic subject matter and style are unlimited.
for more information download: Drawing with Light Prospectus