- Opportunities and Services
- Organizations and Meetings
- Presentations and Appearances
- Upcoming and Future Events
- September Artist of the Month: Denice Van Waardenburg (see the article about Denice immediately following this issue of Brevard Art News)
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Congratulations to award-winning artist Lolly Walton. She is the winner of the 2008 ArtWorks Poster Contest. Her painting, "Captain Heron" will be printed on the poster and t-shirts for this year's ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Festival. Walton is the president of the Brevard Watercolor Society and a member of the Strawbridge Art League. She began to study watercolor painting in 1997 in Miami and has been devoted to it ever since. The original of Captain Heron is on permanent display at the Melbourne International Airport. You can see more of Walton's work at the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery on Highland Avenue in Eau Gallie.
The dates for ArtWorks are November 22 and 23. This street festival of art will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day on Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, Florida. This art festival is a great experience for the whole family. In addition to displaying their works, artists spend time demonstrating they craft. It's a learning experience for all involved.
Fall for the Arts -- It's this week.... don't miss it.
Fall for the Arts is on September 18th, from 5:30 to 7:30, on Highland Avenue of EauGallie. Arts and cultural organizations are joining forces on September 18, 2008, to announce their upcoming events, seasons, and exhibitions at an outdoor party on Highland Avenue in Eau Gallie. Groups will present highlights of their upcoming seasons.
Wander from group to group and collect schedules of upcoming events. Enjoy food and drink offered at a minimal charge. The event is free and open to the public. Over 40 organizations are scheduled to participate. The Brevard Cultural Alliance and the participating groups have done a wonderful job of organizing this important kick-off event to a new season of the arts. Be sure to attend to find out what's happening in Brevard.
PaperWorks. Take-in for juried exhibit coming soon. Prepare your artwork now. It's all about paper. The Strawbridge Art League juried exhibit PaperWorks will hold a take-in for submissions to their exhibit on Saturday, October 18th, upstairs in the Henegar Center Ballroom from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This is the 5th Annual PaperWorks Juried Exhibit. It includes anything that can be done on paper - mixed media, collage, computer art, altered books, photography, watercolor, ink - virtually anything... To enter, you must be a member of the Strawbridge Art League, but you can join at the take-in. Watercolor Class: Helen Wheatley will be teaching watercolor classses at the Cocoa Beach Library on Tuesday mornings from 9am to noon for eight weeks beginning October 7th and running through December 2nd. There will be no class on November 11th for Veteran's Day. The classes are geared for the beginner to intermediate artist. Cost is $80.00 for the eight weeks. Sign up and pick up a list of materials at the Cocoa Beach Library. Enrollment is limited. The fee is due in full at the first class. The Cocoa Beach Library is located at 550 N. Brevard Avenue., Cocoa Beach. Congratulations to Lori Knerick. In a recent meeting of The Scribblers of Brevard - a writers' group that meets at the Eau Gallie library twice a month - Lori Knerick's altered photograph "A Bright voyage" was chosen for the cover of Driftwood (an anthology of poetry, short stories and art). The photograph captures a solitary duck and small sailboat with sails at rest in a peaceful, yet vivid harbor. Invitation for Artists: Artists are invited to participate in the Rockledge Taylor Park Family Fall Festival and Art Show on Sunday, November 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration for artists is $25.00 and is due by October 17th. For more information and a registration package visit www.cityofrockledge.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is hosted by the City of Rockledge, Friends of Taylor Park, Central Brevard Art Associaiton, Brevard Cultural Alliance and Brevard County Parks and Recreation. It is sponsored by the National City Bank of Rockledge.
Looking for Artists: The committee of the Space Coast Jazz Festival Committee is looking for artists to participate in their art area at the festival at Wickham Park in Melbourne on October 25th and 26, 2008. The Space Coast Jazz Festival incorporates a Festival Marketplace with an Art Walk for artists who would like to display and sell their artwork at the festival. Anyone interested should contact Jan@TheGroove.org or call 321-722-4100. Look for more information about the festival at http://www.spacecoastjazzfestival.com/
Read about her: Carol L. Taylor is featured in "Brevard Artists Venture Outside the Space Coast" in the travel section of the September 2008 issue of Space Coast Living. The article is illustrated by Taylor's charcoal pencil drawing, Anatomy of the Bulb" from her Tulipa Series, and written by Lyn Dowling. Art Market planned: Imago Art Gallery at 701 E. New Haven Avenue ~ Upstairs, Downtown Historic Melbourne is planning an Art Market on Saturday, September 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Arts, crafts, jewelry, children's art activities, live music, and live painting will be featured. Buy art and jewelry directly from the artists at special studio sale prices. Artists are invited to clean out their studios and showcase their works at this special event. There will be an art station for children, so bring the family. For more information, call (321) 953-5321 or email email@example.com
The Art Gallery and Studio at 802 New Haven Avenue in downtown Melbourne has a special September 11th exhibit on display. The exhibit, "9-11 Remembered" will hang from September 1st thru September 30th. A reception for the exhibit was held on Friday, September 12th, from 6 pm to 8pm. The reception is open to the public. (The painting on the left is by Mary Herzig and the painting on the right is by Barbara Perlmutter) The Downtown Gallery in Titusville: The unveiling of the newly expanded showroom at the Downtown Gallery was held on Friday evening, September 12th with an opening reception. Different media are showcased, including tropical paintings, bronze sculpture, elegant hand-crafted jewelry, black and white photography and grand landscape photography. The Downtown Gallery is located at 335 S. Washington Avenue (US 1) in charming downtown Titusville. For more information, call 321-268-0122. The picture is "A Magical Moment in Time" taken in Glacier National Park by artist Dale Nichols. And the sculpture is "Infinity" by artist Yure Lima de Alencar. New Class beginning soon... sign up is necessary: Pearl Ollie is about to start a class at the Cocoa Beach Country Club for Freedom 7 Senior Community Center; 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd.; Cocoa Beach, FL; 32931. This notice is to determine who might be interested. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 11am to 1pm. The cost will be $5.00 for members using their own supplies and $10 for members using Pearl's supplies. The cost will be $7.00 for non-members using their own supplies and $12.00 for non-members using Pearl's supplies. A start date will be set once Pearl hears from those who are interested. Call Pearl at 321-536-3523 to sign up or for more information. New Class: Handbuilding Clay classes with Suzanne Frank.
September classes at the Cocoa Beach Library start on September 8th. Classes will be held from 1 to 3:30pm and will be on each Monday. The dates for the classes are 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, and 9/29. The cost is $70. Call Suzanne Frank at (321) 254-3398 to register.
October classes at the Cocoa Beach Library start on October 2nd. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. The dates for the classes are 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, and 10/30. The cost is $70. Call Suzanne Frank at (321) 254-3398 to register.
Renee Decator's book, Road Trip, impressions of a memory is available. It is a compilation of artwork and stories inspired by a road trip she took last summer with her 86-year-old father and 18-year-old son. They went to the roots of her father's childhood in the mountains of West Virginia and Kentucky. The book contains 60 pages of art and stories. It can be purchased at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie or at her website: http://www.shop.reneedecator.com/ or if you are local, you can purchase it directly from the artist by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pieces of 8: Hot off the press!! The Masters' Pieces, a compilation of well-loved art as copied by The Pieces of 8, is now available for purchase. Sixteen master artists are chronicled with over 30-full color photographs of the paintings. The local women: Jini James, Carol Schiff, Denette Schweikert, Mary Warnick, Carmen Beecher, Suzanne Peiffer, Donna Vines, and Cindy Michaud set out to closely study the techniques and styles of the greatest of the great by copying their work. The resulting show has been exhibited several times as "Friends and Faux" and will appear once again in November 2008 at the Melbourne Beach Public Library. A great gift for an art lover or someone just learning about the masters, the book is only $14.00 and can be ordered by going to http://www.pieces
of8.net and clicking on the small copy of the book.
Classes Susan Kessler is teaching watercolor painting on Mondays from 10am to noon at the Art Gallery and Studio, 802 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne. The cost is $12.00 per class. Contact Susan at (321) 723-8736 for information.
Pearl L. Ollie of "The Cultured Pearl," 1245 Florida Avenue., S; Rockledge FL 32955; (321) 536-3523; email: email@example.com. Pearl teaches a variety of classes to adults and to children in a variety of locations. For a complete list of Pearl's classes and to see many of her paintings
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. Contact her for details.Lin Sons Graphite Classes: Graphite drawing classes are available on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m to noon at the Art and Antique Studio, 1419 Highland Avenue, in historic Eau Gallie. The cost is $25 per session. The class is taught by Lin and is limited to four students. Contact Lin at 321-223-4635 to schedule class and to discuss the supply list. Lin's work may be seen on her website at http://www.aahrtbylin.com/ExhibitsCBAA Featured Artist: Helen Wheately is the featured artist for the Central Breavard Art Association's exhibit at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa for September and October. She will be displaying five of her award-winning watercolor and mixed-media paintings in addition to several other pieces, including her latest work titled, "Birds of a Feather." The exhibit will run from August 28th through October 30th. The library is located at 308 Forest Avenue in Cocoa. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 to 9; Friday, 9 to 6; Saturday, 9 to 5; and Sunday, 1 to 5.
The 100% Pure Florida exhibit is open at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at 1470 Highland Avenue in the art district of Eau Gallie. Friday night on September 5, 2008, art lovers gathered at the opening reception to see the exhibit and to hear the announcement of the awards of the exhibit. Congratulations to all the artists who participated in the show and kudos to those who received awards. They are:
1st Place -- 2009 Solo Exhibit -- Julie Shakher, Miami, Slumber, Oil.
2nd Place -- $250 -- Jini James, Melbourne Beach, Morning Break, Oil. 3rd Place -- $150 -- Kimberly Church and Eddie Rickenbach Sager, Melbourne, Dragon Moon Vase, Clay.
The following awards were donated by individuals outside the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery:
John and Darcia Francey Award -- $100 -- Jini James, Melbourne Beach, Conch Key, Oil.
Chairman of the Board - Brevard Art Museum Award -- $100 -- Jean Banas, New Smyrna Beach, Good Vibrations, Acrylic
Tom and Dottie Powers Award -- $100 -- Roseann Samuelson, Rockledge, Guardian of the Monkeys, Acrylic
Again, congratulations to all of the artists. The exhibit will be on display for the remainder of the month. Be sure to stop by to see it and vote for the "People's Choice" award.
Michael Shelton. The opening reception for the Harris Gallery at the Maxwell C. King Center was Thursday, September 4th, 2008. The season has opened with Michael Shelton's one-man show called "Reflections and Expressions." The gallery is filled with portraits painted by Shelton. The exhibit will hang throughout the month of September. The reception was also the kick-off for the 2008-2009 Harris Art Gallery Season. Many of the artists who will be exhibiting in the coming season were present. (Note: Learn a little more about Michael Shelton. He's the subject of my article in Brevard Florida Live Magazine this month.)
The Strawbridge Art League Landmarks exhibit is hanging at the FIT library throughout September. It will move to the Harris Gallery at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in October. Be sure to see this exhibit at one of these locations. The exhibit is the culmination of three years of the Strawbridge Art League artists concentrating on the wonderful historic landmarks in Brevard County.
Art and Antique Studio at 1419 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. Bobbi Q. Brown is the featured artist at the Art and Antique studio during the month of September. She feels we are all born to create. She enjoys sharing her sense of wonder, joy, and beauty in the world around us through art. She loves playing with all the various watercolors, different techniques, and materials. She always dreamed of becoming an artist and took the leap in 1999 after 10 years as a commercial artist. She has appeared in shows and galleries across the country and she finds the local flora and fauna an awesome inspiration. She inspires others by teaching privately and in a classroom setting. Don't miss her exhibit From Mangos to Manatees -- The Colors of Florida. Be sure to stop by during September to see the exhibit of her works. Art Gallery and Studio of Melbourne, 802 East New Haven Avenue, Downtown Melbourne, 321-729-9368. September's featured artist is Erin Terryn (painting on the left). Known for her large, dramatic abstract work, her pieces will be featured for the month. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 11 to 5 p.m.
The newest member of the gallery is Gloria Summerford. The piece on the right is an example of her work. You are invited to go by the Art Gallery and Studio to see more of her work.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. Be sure to stop by during September to see its 3rd Annual 100% Pure Florida juried exhibition. This exhibit features the astonishing and multi-faceted talents of artists who live and work in Florida. The artwork is 2 and 3-dimensional with diverse subject matter and media. These Florida artists represent the very best talents Florida has to offer in many media. And, be sure to stop by to vote for the Viewer's Choice Award.
Opportunities and Services
Embracing Our Differences call for submissions: Embracing our Differences is a juried show
billboard-size selections. They will be displayed in April 2009 at Island Park in Sarasota, Florida. Submissions are due by January 12, 2009. Go to http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/
for information about submissions requirements.
Great Opportunity for Artists: Sevenartists.com is the newest creation from http://www.digitalartbyjerry.com/
, local artist Jerry Hanzl. He is offering a free web page to local artists on http://www.sevenartists.com/
, in an attempt to draw more attention to the great talent in our area. If you have an existing website, he will create a lead-in page from the site. If it is your only web presence, Jerry will give you a more involved page. His service is free and done in his spare time, donations are accepted. It is on a first-come, first-serve basis and subject to review. Email Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org and join the seven. If you're trying to create a presence on the Internet, here's an opportunity for you.
Organizations and Meetings:
- Brevard Porcelain Artists monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the monthin September at the Salvation Army, Hickory Street, Melbourne. The meeting begins at 9:30 am and visitors are welcome. Contact: 321-255-3746.
- Brevard Watercolor Society: The Brevard Watercolor Society meeting is on the second Saturday of every month at 1:00pm at the Satellite Beach Civic Center, Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach.
- Central Brevard Art Association: Meetings of the Central Brevard Art Association are on the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00p.m. at 566 Barton Blvd, Suite 3, Rockledge.
- Strawbridge Art League: The Strawbridge Art League usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm in the ballroom of the Henegar Center for the Arts on New Haven Avenue, Melbourne. There will be no September meeting as the league is encouraging its members to attend "Fall for the Arts" on Highland Avenue in Eau Gallie on September 18. The downstairs hall gallery exhibit called "Snorkeling, Surfing, and Skivvies" began August 26th. It will hang until October 5, 2008 in the Henegar Center for the Arts. Here are some examples from that show ("Pineapple Park" by Mary Warnick, "Hot Summer Beach" by Ed Baranowski, and "Peach Rose" by Isabelita Angeles)
- Titusville Art League: Meetings of the Titusville Art League are scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:45pm at 1421 Draa Road, Titusville.
Presentations and Appearances None reported to me... okay, who out there is doing a presentation or making an appearance in the near future?
Upcoming and Future Events
- Upcoming in October: Start preparing those works on paper. The take-in for the juried exhibit called "PaperWorks" at the Strawbridge Art League is on October 18th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All works for this exhibit must be on paper or made of paper. All entries are welcome. Membership in the Strawbridge Art League is required. You may join at the take-in. The take-in will be in the ballroom of the Henegar Center on New Haven Avenue.
- Upcoming in October: Main Street Masters of Art. The festival is on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, 2008, in Historic Downtown Melbourne.
- Upcoming in November: ArtWorks of EauGallie Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, 2008 on Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie area of Melbourne. The committee is looking for volunteers. For information, go to http://www.artworksofeaugallie.org/
- Upcoming in November: Brevard Porcelain Artists' show, Touch of Elegance, is on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, 2008, in the Eau Gallie Civic Center.
- Upcoming in January : 19th Annual Indialantic Art Festival. The festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, January 17-18, 2009 at Nance Park in Indialantic, Florida. http://www.artfestival.com/events/visitorsShow/114/1
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