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
This August at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery we are celebrating “man’s best friend”, and you can join us! You are invited to create an original dog artwork for “BEST IN SHOW, a dog art exhibition”. A portion of the art sales from the exhibit will be donated to the Central Brevard Humane Society. The show opens on Friday, August 4th in conjunction with the EGAD First Friday Art walk (Dog Days of Summer).We will be awarding some fun ribbons for our dog art winners, shooting doggie portraits on the front porch and dog quick sketches in the gallery! Love dogs… love to make dog art… please join us.
Space is limited… so don’t delay! Get all the info: here
Congratulations to this year’s juried exhibition award winners!
Best of Show, $500 and a solo exhibition in 2017: Gabrielle Di Tota, Foliage
2nd Place, $300: Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, Linear Elements: Bird
3rd Place $200: Thom Harrell, Imminent Danger
Merit Awards $100@
Ellen Lindner, Florida Native #1
Karen “Keko” Ekonomou, Drink Pink
Old Downtown Vero
Margie McInarnay, The Lure of Leaves
Katty Smith, Planting the Seeds of Life
Henry Peter, Morning Guest
Last Friday, May 6th was the opening date and reception for Lost & Found. 25 artists started with a unique “kit” and using a portion of every item, created a work of art. Wow, we really have some “outside of the box” artists here in Brevard County. So many wonderful pieces were unveiled at the opening… and the creative energy was very invigorating!
We were originally going to present 2 awards… one for Creativity, and the other for Most Unified Use of Materials. Our judge, graphic designer, photographer, painter and past member of the gallery, Suzanne Clements was very impressed with all the finished artworks and donated additional funds to create more awards. A BIG thanks to Suzanne for her amazing support as our judge and patron.
1st Place Creativity $100: Betsy Heath, Reality of X…A Struggle to Hear, See, Speak and Express Oneself
2nd Place Creativity $50: Helen Wheatley, Don’t Fence Me In
3rd Place Creativity $25 gallery gift certificate: Deborah Conti, Lux Voces #6384
(Light of the Words #6384)
1st Place Most Unified Use of Materials, $100: Jody Carter, Timothy looks for his Antlers
2nd Place Most Unified Use of Materials, $50: Lori Pitten Jenkins, Circus Daze
3rd Place Most Unified Use of Materials, $25 gallery gift certificate: Vicki Busby, Catbird and Robin.
We had 3 Honorable Mentions.
For “Biggest Chuckle”, Dij Pacarro, The Mountain of Too Much
Best Hidden Materials in a Wonderful Artwork:
Carol Egan, Namaste’
Nellie Brannan, Going Wherever it Leads
Thanks to all the wonderful artists who participated and took the challenge! There are so many wonderful pieces in the show… come by the gallery and see them, buy one or two…get inspired!
Who has the most inviting winters in the entire country… we do! The member artists of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invite you to our January exhibition: Florida Winter, which runs through February 1st. It features a collection of wonderful and inviting artwork that highlights some what Florida has to offer in January. Please stop in and enjoy the view.
More images of included artwork… here
The gallery is excited to announce that we have two new members.
A big welcome to Barbara Desrosiers and Phyllis Shipley.