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!

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.

 

Above Water, solo exhibition by Paul Davis

Opens
Friday, June 6th
5:30-8:30

One of our former own, Paul Davis, an award winning artist from Vero Beach is back! The front gallery will be hosting Paul’s show entitled “Above Water”.  Paul is internationally collected and sought after, with images pertaining mainly to the sea and boats and even the best inflatable paddle boards sometimes. No one captures the mood and ambiance better than Paul.

Mark your calendar and make sure you stop by during the month to see these new paintings. Come to the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on June 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 and meet Paul.

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Little Bits and Pieces, Jewelry Designs by Lois Ann Mittleman

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Little Bits and Pieces
Jewelry Designs by Lois Ann Mittleman

lapis plates by Lois Mittleman

lapis plates by Lois Mittleman

Opening on April 1st,  the jewelry designs of Lois Mittleman will fill the front exhibit room of the Fifth Avenue Gallery. Many of you are familiar with Lois’s jewelry and may even own some of her designs. On April 1 you will be able to see the wide variety of pieces Lois creates.

You will see new and unusual stones: Black Tourmaline, Script Stone, Amethyst Padre Paraiso, Argonite, Pink Sapphires, Prehnite with Epidote, and Ethiopian Fluorite. You will see new and current gemstone cuts: collar-style plates and natural rough-cut Rubies, Apatite, and Fluorite. And of course, lots of the regular stuff will be in the show: Pearls, Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires, Tanzanite and Tourmalines, Jasper, American Turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty and Kingman mines, Quartz, and even a few Black Diamonds.
Gemstones inspire Lois, and they will inspire you, too. Lois’s designs are based on the beauty, color, and shape of the stones, and that theme is evident in all her work. When Lois begins a new piece of jewelry, the gemstones rule.

 

I majored in music at Indiana University, studied with Martha Lipton and graduated with a BME (Music Education) Degree in Voice.  Taught music in Cleveland Public Schools for 5 years.  Taught piano for 7 years.  Directed a Junior High/High School Choir of 63 at Brith Emeth Congregation in Cleveland for 7 years.

Published article in Music Educators Journal.(they mispelled URBAN!)
ORFF and the Ubran Child

  • Lois Rosenblum Mittleman

Music Educators JournalMarch 1969vol. 557: pp. 4143.

March 1969 Journal Article ORFF and the Ubran Child Lois Rosenblum Mittleman Music teacher at the Supplementary Educational Center, Cleveland Public Schools, Cleveland, Ohio.
Moved to Florida in 1978.
Joined Fifth Avenue Art Gallery as a Basket Weaver.  Started weaving in 1980.  Started making jewelry in 1999 when we moved to Dallas for 3 years and came back to the Gallery in 2002 making jewelry.
Member of Winter Park Bach Festival Choir from 1988 to 1995.
Executive Secretary for Supervisor of Elections Shirley Baccus and Fred Galey 1989 – 1996
Worked for BCA as Finance and Grants Manager 1998 – 1999.
Two Grown Daughters, 3 grandchildren.  Married to Mark Mittleman.
“For me, creating art is simply the visual expression of music.”
Lois is a member artist of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. You can view more of her work on her page: Lois Mittleman

Drawing With Light Opens

We enjoyed a large crowd of photographers and art lovers at the opening of Drawing With Light.
Thanks to everyone who participated and all of you who came out to see the show.
Here are the results of the two independent judges,  Marilyn Cook and Lloyd Behrendt.
 First Place – $300 Award sponsored by Southern Janitor Supply won by
 Ed Quillian  “Sunrise Storm”
 Second Place – $200 Award sponsored by Southern Photo won by
 Ruth Stanley-Quillian  “Abstract Train”
 Third Place – $100 Award sponsored by Ridley Custom Framing won by
 Mary Lou Christy – “Rowing Through Florence”
 Honorable Mention – $50 Gift Certificate sponsored by Art Expressions won by
 Barry Schoenholz “Artists at Work”

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“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

31st Annual Holiday Craft Show

It’s that time again…the garland is hung and the ornaments are all in place. We have put together a unique collection of wonderful one-of-a kind treasures… pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, wall and fiber art. Beautiful handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list!

OPENING RECEPTION
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Friday, November 1st 5:30-8:30
Light refreshments will be served!

Glass artist Brett Tam will give a demonstration on the gallery’s front porch during the opening.

A SPECIAL INVITATION

COME EARLY FOR OUR SHOW PREVIEW This FRIDAY MORNING, November 1st, from 10:00-12:00. Refreshments will be served and you will be eligible to win a lovely gift basket loaded with gallery goodies! You will also get a “first look” at this exciting collection of art gifts, and a jump-start on your holiday shopping!

~ HOLIDAY GALLERY HOURS ~
Monday-Saturday 10:00-5:00
Sunday 1:00-5:00

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

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JULY 30 – AUGUST 30

Single, Solitary

Single, Solitary mixed-media by Renee Decator
 

Beauty is in the details some say and this August members of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will present works that reach inside their subjects and their minds to find the inner beauty. Visit the gallery and challenge yourself to guess what the familiar object is that creates the abstract art. “Zoom” inside the leaf of a plant, the veins of a rock, the eye of a giraffe or the rainbow of crystal and enjoy that which is often hidden, overlooked or tucked inside.

Also this month, back by popular demand, our annual sale on new and slightly used art books, art supplies and equipment, frames and artists original art works. This is your chance to purchase all these items at greatly reduced prices.

DOG PORTRAITS

First Friday, August 2nd

Join us for First Friday and  EGAD (Eau Gallie Arts District)  Dog Days of Summer event, our own Mark Mittleman will be photographing owners and their dogs. Dogs will be on a pedestal held by the owners. The photographs will be taken in front of the gallery. We will be having a raffle for some essential vet products, The cost is $10.00 and the owner can pick up the 8×10 print ( on an 8.5x12in sheet of paper) during Second Saturday  on the 10th of August.