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.
getting ready for the award announcements
Frank Spino wins 3rd Place
Dij Pacarro with two of her artworks
Anthony K. Wilson Sr., “From Heaven”
Kathleen Salmieri, “Omo Valley Woman”
Elizabeth Kaufmann with her painting, “Why Won’t the Caged Bird Sing”
Ashley Dennison, “Queen of the Daffodils”
Joe Thompsons wins a Merit Award
Susan Oakes, “Withered Palm”
Frank Spino, “Thai Delight”
Ruth Stanley-Quillian, “Rainy Day Pier”
Ed Quillian, “Primitive River”
a great evening for art and artists
Rebecca Ragain with one of her two pieces in the show
Marlis Newman and Lois Mittleman manning the desk
Mark Mittleman and Earl Evans, exhibit Chairpersons
1st Place and Solo-Exhibition
Barbara Dave “Two Divas”
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”
To see a complete list of the participating artists and view the exhibit catalog go here
Swimming in the Infinite
April 29—June 2, 2013
Nancy Hamlin-Vogler will explore the Infinite in her solo show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. The show will begin April 29 and run through June 2nd. Her artwork is gestural and spontaneous, while maintaining comprehensible proportions. She works on prepared paper using acrylic aqueous mediums combined with gesso, charcoal, conte, and pastels, occasionally adding pasted paper elements from silk screens or drawings. Hamlin-Vogler’s work reflects her roots in Cape Cod and Maine, with worldwide travels in between.
Hamlin-Vogler studied art at Wells College and learned the screen printing process while earning her M.A. in French literature at the University of Maine. An award winning artist, Hamlin-Vogler is a member of the St. Augustine Art Association and exhibits in gallery shows throughout Florida. For the past ten years she has co-directed the Louise Freshman Brown Art Workshops in St. Augustine.
The opening reception for the show will be Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meet Hamlin-Vogler as you enjoy viewing the artwork.
SECOND SATURDAY ART TALK
MAY 11th, 2:00pm
The St. Augustine artist will also give a Second Saturday Gallery Talk and Demo on May 11 at 2 p.m. at the gallery. Seating is limited so please arrive early!
Whew! What an exciting March it has been at the gallery! Months and months of planning and coordinating… 24 artists, 24 hours, 24 works of art to raise money and awareness for Very Special Arts Brevard. We are so fortunate to have partnered with Brandt Ronat & Company to capture the artists and their approach to the challenge in an amazing documentary about the project!
We had a wonderful premiere and gala reception on Friday, March 15th and thus far have raised over $4,000 for VSA Brevard. Thanks to all who participated… the artists, the filmmakers, the merchants who donated items for our raffle baskets and our wonderful patrons who bought tickets!
The documentary really pulled the project together. The 24 artists worked separately…in their own studios and homes and did not, for the most part, have much interaction until after the challenge was over. We talked to them about art and it’s effect on their lives and all the connections are captured on film.
You can watch it now, then stop in the gallery or call to order a copy! $10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3cLM3hDI84
Saturday, February 9th 2:00
Exhibiting artist Larry Moore will make a guest appearance at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm to talk about his oil paintings and give a demonstration. Please join us to learn about composition, color mixing, and his travels. An active member of the Plein Air Painters of America, Larry will also talk about traveling with paints, canvas, and brushes.
A national award-winning artist, his works are widely collected and exhibited throughout the United States in private collections and museums such as the Orlando Museum of Art, Laguna Museum of Art, Naples Museum of Art, and the Tallahassee Museum.
Free and open to the public. Arrive early as space is limited. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is located at 1470 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Artists District (EGAD) of Melbourne. Phone number is (321) 259-8261.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Our Bi-Annual fundraiser; What a Difference a Day Makes; 24-hour Art Challenge will be held in March 2013. The 24 participating artists will have a 24-hour period in which to create an artwork based around a small set of prompts and guidelines to be revealed that day. These works will be sold via a “guaranteed raffle”to raise money for Very Special Arts Brevard; Established in 1987, this local organization is committed to providing persons with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential through the arts.
Thanks to the creative talents at Brandt Ronat & Company
we will be videotaping a portion of each participant’s work day and producing a documentary about the project that will be screened prior to our special reception. For a list of the participating artists and how to get your ticket see more here
Thursday November 1, 2012
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.
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
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