Hey Art Lovers! Summer is a great time here in Brevard to get into Fifth Avenue Art Gallery to experience some great art. This is Florida… we don’t stop making and showing great art because it’s hot out. Summer is a really good time to take an afternoon and swing into the gallery to see what is new and exciting.
Monday, July 1st… a brand new show will be in the front room gallery: Where Am I, features new work by members of The Wednesday Group (Begun informally by Donne Bitner and Loretta Schnitzius in the early 80s, The Wednesday Group grew over time to become an informal organization of roughly 20 women artists. In the beginning they called themselves The Beach Girls. The purpose was to only discuss art. They met for a while in restaurants but then moved to Donne’s studio. From there the group grew and became a rich resource of women artists. The group has always remained fluid, members coming and going as life demanded, while still retaining its history of group shows, supporting each other’s work and discussing art.)
Come check it out!
In August we have a solo exhibition of wonderful sculptures by local artist; Larry Buist.
Mr Buist has been working in 3 dimensional art for over 20 years. His work has won many awards and is in many collections, including the Hilton Charter Hotel in Seattle, WA. Buist says of his work, “I sculpt but do not draw or paint except to work out designs for sculptures. In preparation for a new piece I often create clay or wire models. When working without a model I follow a vision and assemble pieces until a rough concept is manifest. With each new piece, I push the limits of my abilities and technical experience, as well as the medium I work in…”
COME ON IN AND SEE US! FLIP FLOPS WELCOME.
We are moving the 100% Pure Florida Exhibition from September 2018 to February in 2019 and succeeding years. This is to take advantage of increased traffic generated by seasonal tourists and part time residents that will be in Florida in February. Our gallery records show increased sales during this time of the year.
The prospectus is now available here: 2019 100% Pure Florida Prospectus/Entry Form
Be sure to remind all your artist friends to apply! It is a great opportunity for seasoned artists and newcomers to the arts. We have some wonderful prizes and your artwork, if accepted, is on show at one of the most prestigious galleries in Central Florida!
For more info go: here
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is taking submissions for guest artist exhibitions. This is a great opportunity for emerging artists, mid-career artist, artists who have “new work” to share or a group of artists who would like to curate an exhibition.
We present a new exhibit every month in our front room gallery and host a opening night reception with all the bells and whistles. We are completing our 2019 schedule soon! Get your submission in now. Get all the information…
Many artists paint from photographs, their computer monitor, and an assortment of other reference materials. Myself as well. However, painting outdoors on occasion, has helped me immeasurably when using photos as reference while working in my studio. The experience gained has helped me to better interpret what the camera distorts and misrepresents. A good example is shadows. The shadows and darks in a landscape most often reproduce as dark masses, lifeless in color. Your outdoor experience teaches you to understand the subtle value and color variations that you can now incorporate into your work.
Get out there, paint from life. You don’t have to invest, in all the paraphernalia related to plein air painting (French for “in the open air”). Just take a minute to look around your own back yard. Paint a tree, your fence, set up a still life in a sunny spot. You can make a painting from almost anything.
Have fun with this, don’t expect a masterpiece. Consider this an exercise to enhance your results in the studio. Do this, and it will change the way you look at photographs!
My finished painting will be on display at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery for the month of February. I welcome your comments and thoughts, If you decide to give this a try, send me your image for my feedback. Email to Fifthavenueartgallery@gmail.com, attn: Bill
Go to: Bill’s page for more about his background and to view a sampling of his artwork.
Calling All Florida Artists! The prospectus/entry form for Fifth Avenue Art Gallery’s annual juried exhibition, 100% Pure Florida is now available. Last year was one of our very best juried show presented at the gallery. We are looking forward to another great exhibit highlighting the amazing artistic talents of artists across the state. The First Place Winner will receive $500 and a Solo-Exhibition in 2018. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this Florida artist showcase! The deadline for entry is July 8, 2017.
Prospectus/entry form: 2017 100 Percent Call
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”