Robin Maria Pedrero, the 2015 100% Pure Florida Judge

 

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.

 

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100% Pure Florida 2013

The gallery was packed last evening with artists and art-lovers; here to view our 8th Annual juried exhibition, 100% Pure Florida 2013. More of this years participating artists are from outside of Brevard County than in years past… giving gallery patrons the opportunity to enjoy a diverse collection of exciting artworks from across the state of Florida.

2013 WINNERS

1st Place and Solo-Exhibition 
Barbara Dave “Two Divas”

2nd Place
Paul Davis  “Racing”

3rd Place  Southern Janitor Supply 
Frank Spino  “Thai Delight”

John and Darcia Francey Merit Award
Joe Thompson  “Opportunity…”

 John and Susan Hopkins Merit Award 
Candace Knapp  “Blossom”

Tom and Dottie Powers Merit Award
Kathleen Chenet “Seminole Wekiva Trail”

Award Winners

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 To see a complete list of the participating artists and view the exhibit catalog go here

Michael Robinson, Best of Show winner from 2012 100% Pure Florida

June 4-30

Exhibition Opening: Friday June 7, 2013
5:30-8:30

We are excited to announce the upcoming solo-exhibition for Michael Robinson; last years 2012 100% Pure Florida Juried Exhibition winner for Best of Show.

In Robinson’s hands glass is not worked or manipulated but transformed into designs that suspend time. Captured in this exquisitely unforgiving medium is a portal into the mind’s eye of this talented artist. Entry may take us to a distant windswept shore – or result in the quiet contemplation of a single perfect bloom – or plunge us into the depths of that remote region known as inner space.

 Robinson states, “I have found glass to be an appropriate medium to express the forms found in nature – the fluid motion of wind and water and the shapes of the creatures that inhabit those realms –because glass echoes nature; it is enduring but fragile. Careless action can destroy a glass object (or a natural ecosystem) that would otherwise exist for eons. Here we have the underlying voice of glass”.

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see more of Michael’s work…

This Saturday Marg Kuhl demo

 100% Pure Florida 2012 Award Winner Marg Kuhl
Saturday September 15, at 2:00 pm

Life is Complicated by Marg Kuhl

This Saturday you will have a wonderful opportunity to watch wonderful art demonstration.Join Marg Kuhl, an award winning Melbourne artist, as she describes and demonstrates how thoughts and ideas grab her imagination and translate themselves into pieces of fine art. Even her wearable art designs are spin-offs from higher order works! Marg will be bringing examples and will offer the audience an opportunity for her to create something right on the spot.

100% Pure Florida, a juried exhibition

September will be here soon, and  we are excited to present another extraordinary collection of artwork for our 7th Annual juried exhibition; 100% Pure Florida. This exhibition highlights the talents of artists from all parts of the Sunshine State.

WHAT: The opening will be on Friday, September 7th from 5:30-8:30

WHERE: Here at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, of course

WHO: 55 artworks by 40 artists

Plan to join us for this annual exhibition!

Free and open to the public. All artworks are available for sale.

A very special THANK YOU to our generous Award Sponsors!

Best of Show: Tom & Dotty Powers and Phil and Jini McKee

Second Place: Southern Janitorial Supply

Third Place: Smile Design and Implant Center

Merit Awards
Raymond James Financial Advisors

John and Darcia Francey

Pat Catsimanes Memorial Gift

Several of the accepted artworks

Life is Complicated by Marg Kuhl

Copper Charm by Mindy Colton

I Have a Dream by Carson Capp

Angels Trumpet by Jeanette Drake