You probably won’t be surprised to hear that lots and lots of creative types flourish under self-induced isolation. While the gallery has been closed for the past 7 weeks following our state’s guidelines for the Covid 19 virus outbreak, our artists have been exercising their creativity at their homes and studios. We want to share some of that work with you.
Gallery member Tricia Eisen created this painting, “from a photo shoot I did from my car during quarantine. It’s our beautiful Viera wetlands”. Acrylic on board.
Gallery member Jim Kalupa:
“Most of my photographic work is digitally enhanced to some degree depending on how I feel about the image. I took considerable artistic liberty in applying water color effects to this piece.”.
“Venice, Late Afternoon” photo art
We will be re-opening the gallery on Monday, June 1, 2020. We can’t wait for you to see what all our members have been creating. If you’d like to see something in person, send us an email!
Hello, my name is Kaye Shannon and I am one of the artist members of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. I am mostly a watercolorist but I love doing most anything to create something.. I paint at home and generally have a “supervisor” to watch (or sleep) over me as I go about my “creating”. These have been my cats. I have had several supervisors throughout my many years of painting. The first picture is of my first supervisor. I would like to introduce you to Booeenie. Here is a picture of her supervising her portrait and I have included her portrait after it was finished. She seemed to have liked it very much. She is now in cat heaven and I miss her very much.
I now have two new supervisors. Baxter and Izzy. I have a couple of baskets in my studio that they love to crawl in. We listen to good music as I paint and they generally curl up and sleep. Occasionally they like to creep over to where I am working and do a toe test on my wet work. Also another area they love to manage for me is the laundry. I have included a picture of their work there.
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
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.
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.