2016 100% Pure Florida Award Winners

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

James Newman, Old Downtown Vero

Margie McInarnay, The Lure of Leaves

Katty Smith,  Planting the Seeds of Life

Henry Peter, Morning Guest

Lost & Found Opening and Awards

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.

AWARDS

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!

Florida Winter

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.

Tenderness by Witha Lacuesta

Tenderness by Witha Lacuesta

More images of included artwork… here

“Drawing With Light” Deadline Approaching

 DRAWING WITH LIGHT

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15th (entry postmark date)

February 4th – March 3rd
 
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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!

AWARDS:
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

Let the Challenge Begin!

Last Friday and Saturday the 24 participating artists took the challenge! They received an email early morning of their workday with a list of prompts… words and phrases like: “echo of a dream, fresh, song in action… They chose three from the list of seven and started to work on their art piece. They had 24 hours to create a work of art. The 24 pieces of newly created art will hang at the gallery during the month of March. What a Difference a Day Makes: 24 Hour Art Challenge will benefit Very Special Arts Brevard their website  through sales of the work. The artwork will be sold via a “guaranteed raffle”. All Big Ticket holders will choose an artwork from the exhibit.

To add to all the excitement of the challenge, we enlisted Brandt Ronat and Company to document the artists efforts on video. Each artist was visited during their workday and caught on film; the footage will be used toproduce a documentary about the project.

The exhibit will open for the general public on Friday March 1, 2013. The film premiere and gala reception will be held on Friday March 15, 2013. Tickets are available at the gallery and online.  Are you coming to the film premiere and gala reception on Friday March 15th? Better get a ticket. You can check out the lists of artists and buy your tickets here .

 

2012 Holiday Craft Show Preview Event

Thursday November 1, 2012
10:00am-5:00pm
Gift Basket Giveaway!

We are proud to celebrate our 30th Holiday Craft Show this year at the gallery, and are so excited about the wonderful art pieces; decorative and functional from artisans across the country, that are included in the show.  Handmade in the USA … you won’t find them anywhere but Fifth Avenue Art Gallery!
YOU ARE INVITED to our 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Show Preview Event. You will have “first pick” of some truly unique items that should excite everyone on your holiday shopping list. It’s the perfect way to get into the spirit of the holidays!

Lots of refreshments… coffee, cookies and we’ll be awarding one of you a very special gift basket of goodies, just for coming and shopping with us. Bring your friends and join us!
The show opens officially Friday, November 2nd at our First Friday Artwalk. Don’t miss out on that “something special” item you won’t see anywhere but here.

For a sneak peek… take a look at the slideshow on our craft show page.