Brevard Art News - March 22, 2009
In this issue:
- Last Call
- News for the Week
- Galleries and Exhibits
- Artist Profile - Karen Lewis
- Studio Times and Classes
- Opportunities, Organizations, and Services
Three Artists are Participating in the Spring Parade of Homes
It's this week... Zoe Mac, Fred Garbotz (Rockledge Design Studio), and Preston Studios will all have major works featured in the stunning new home created by Charles Boyd in Cocoa Beach. A long-time builder/developer, Charlie is once again showing something uniquely new and fresh on the Space Coast - a home not quite link any other - the views are spectacular, as are the details in the baths, kitchen and various appointments. Contact the HBCA for more details at 254-3700.Call for Entries Titusville Art League's 45th Annual Spring Show
All local area artists, TAL members, and Central Florida artists are invited to submit artwork to the 45th Annual Titusville Art League Spring Show.Take In: Tuesday, March 24th, 2009, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25th, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Show Exhibit Hours: Thursday, March 26 thru Saturday, March 28, 2009: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.Where: Clarion Inn - Kennedy Space Center, 4951 S Washington Street, Titusville, FL 32780
Cost: $20 per entry/members, limit of three entries per medium. $25 per entry/non-members, limit of three entries per medium. You may join at registration and become a member.
Categories: Up to 3 entries per artist per category. • Oil, Acrylics, and Oil Pastels • Watercolor • Pastel • Mixed Media and Collage • Photography and Digital Art • Sculpture and 3-Dimensional Art • Colored Pencil, Graphite, Pen and InkPrizes: $500 Best of Show; $300 First, each category; $200 Second, each category; $100 Third, each category; Merit Awards - Judge’s Discretion Ribbon.
Download the prospectus from the TAL website: www.nbbd.com/godo/tal Contact: Show chair Connie Allen at 321.482.6413 if you have further questions.
3rd Annual Cape Canaveral Art and Craft Festival
The Cape Canaveral Art and Craft Festival will take place at beautiful Manatee Park, right of Thurm Blvd. Manatee Park is one of the top local and tourist attractions on the East Coast at Cape Canaveral. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet the artists and see their works of sculpture, paintings hand made jewelry, pottery, photography and more.
The Downtown Gallery. Visit The Downtown Gallery of Titusville at 335 S. Washington Avenue in Historic Downtown Titusville. The Astronaut High School's Advanced Art students artwork will be hanging and on display for the month of March at The Downtown Gallery. For information call 321-268-0122.
Viola Knudsen exhibits at SylvestrosViola Knudsen has a dozen paintings hanging at Sylvestros at 2039 N. Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach. She will have a meet and greet in May. More information on this closer to the time.
Teaching opportunityIndian Harbour Recreation Center is looking to put together their annual summer program for kids. They are looking for an art teacher (watercolor or other) to teach kids during the summer. The schedule is flexible and the artist can customize the program. If interested in looking into this possibility, contact Kristin Cusimano at 321-773-0552 or Kcusimano@Indianharbour.org or her assistant Ms. Artz.
Space Coast Art Festival poster design contest 2006.The Space Coast Art Festival is looking for a poster design for their 46th annual festival. The festival is in November, but entries for the poster design contest are due by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. All work must be unpublished, original art done since 2007. You can find the complete submission guidelines at the website at http://www.spacecoastartfestival.com/. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
News of the Week
Congratulations to award-winning photographers.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery announced the winners to their juried art show, "Photographers of Central Florida." This exhibit features the works from photographers of the Central Florida region.
There will be a People's Choice Award given at the end of the month, so stop by the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery to vote for your favorite. The show runs through the end of the month at 1470 Highland Avenue in the Olde Eau Gallie section of Melbourne.
First Place in Photographers of Central Florida
Jeanee James of Merritt Island
Second Place in Photographers of Central Florida
Johny Alives of Rockledge
Night Blooming Cereus
Dawkins Leffel of MelbourneSilent Splendor
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Call for entries from the Brevard Art Museum
The Brevard Art Museum presents Take Out from May 15 to July 12, 2009. Using the humble take-out container as a jumping off point. Artists are invited to create artwork.
For the prospectus for this exhibit click here. The submission deadline is April 30, 2009. So, get to work. If you'd like more information email the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10th Annual Young Artists Juried Exhibition
The Strawbridge Art League is sponsoring a student juried exhibit, which will be on display in the Henegar Center for the Arts from Saturday, March 14th to Sunday, April 12, 2009.
Watch for it: Horse Creek Pottery Spring Show
You won't believe the beautiful work of these artists. The potters participating in the show and sale are
Carol Evans, Susan Margaritondo, Rachelle Raphael, Bill Emans, Don Whitehouse, Kris Darby, Chuck Wofford, Cass Scopino, Ann White, Lisa Shepperd, Raynette Connelly, Yavor Gonev, and new to the group is Don Wessel.
Save the date of March 28 (rain or shine) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Horse Creek Pottery at 6390 Anderson Way; Melbourne Florida 32940. Horse Creek Potter is approximately 1 mile north of the Pineda Causeway off US 1. For information, call 242-2162.
Art in the Park Chocolate FestivalThe Zonta Club of Melbourne's Emerging Artist Program Art in the Park Chocolate Festival is on Sunday March 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Front Street Park in Melbourne (near the Chart House. Don't miss the outstanding work of painters Bill McCoy, Barbara Perlmutter, and Phil Burdick, the work of enamalist Sean Alton, glass artists Heidi Stocker and Nancy Botts, mixed media artists Joe Dunham, Panther, and pat Frazier, clay artists Jill Noel, Kim Church and Eddie Rickenback, photographers John Medeiors and Steve Edmunds and jewelers George Rogan and Pam McLean to name a few. This year a "Peoples Choice Award" will be chosen by the art patrons and will be sponsored in Zonta's 3rd Emerging Artist event in either the upcoming Masters of Art Festival in Melbourne in October or the ArtWorks Eau Gallie Festival in November. For more information, go to http://www.zontaspacecoast.org/.
The Orlando Museum of Art presents "A Touch of Glass" at their 1st Thursday event on 4/2/09 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. This is an exploration of how the masterpiece craftsmanship and ornate beauty of glass has shaped our lives through utilitarian use to fine art. Listen to the instrumental ensemble of The Forefathers - an energizing and uplifting blend of experimental American and world fusion musical genres. Admission is $10, always free for OMA members, and includes access to the OMA's featured exhibition Therman Statom: Stories of the New World. Parking is free at Orlando Loch Haven Park. For more information, call (407) 896-4231 x260 or visit http://www.omart.org/.Free Market
At Manatee Park on Melbourne Avenue in Melbourne from 1:00 to 4:00 on the last Sunday of every month a free market event is scheduled. Everyone is invited and it's a place to give away and receive items completely free. It doesn't have to be just material items, it can be community info or music or just painting out in the open for all to enjoy. Bring food, music, clothes, furntiure, toys, skills and thrills and anything else you can give, share or barter. At the free market, goods and services are available at no cost. Like a garage sale and fair together, but better. If you have nothing, that's fine. If you have something to bring, that's fine. but no need to trade. It's all for free. Look them up on facebook. Its The Free Market of Melbourne/Palm Bay, Florida.Upcoming shows on Focus
Bright House TV Cable Network presents FOCUS featuring the arts in Brevard County. FOCUS programs are on Channel 49 on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming show in March:
March 26, 2009 - Charles Corbeil, Photography; Japheth Light, Tridoku
Be sure to watch the great talent in Brevard.Watercolor
The Art Association of Jackson Hole is a non-profit arts education school that hosts renowned artists to teach Visiting Artist Workshops in Janckson Hole, Wyoming. This coming June 15 through 19, 2009, they will be running a Figurative Watercolor Workshop: Painting from Photographs with Ted Nuttall. For more infomation, go to http://www.jacksonholeworkshops.org/painting/nutall.htmExhibiting at the Melbourne Library on Fee Avenue
During the month of March the works of Ranjana Bacrania and Brenda Chancey are on display in the showcases at the Melbourne Library on Fee Avenue.
Upcoming Event: Moon River, Music and Magic
The Rotary Club of Indialantic is holding its 7th Annual Fund Raising Event, Saturday, May 2nd, 2009. It will include wine tasting, gourmet food and music. The event will be held at the home of Arturo and Susan Encharte, 2760 Riverside Dr., Indialantic, starting at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Purpose: To raise funds to help support the Sue M. Pridmore Center for Women and Children. The center is located on the grounds of the Salvation Army on Hickory Street in Melbourne and provides shelter, food, and spiritual support to homeless women with or without children. The center also provides training in a wide range of life skills in order for women to successfully transition into our community.
Proceeds will also be allotted to the Rotary Foundation which provides financial assistance through scholarships to South Brevard High School seniors as well as other charitable organizations.
Sponsorship levels begin at $100 and go to $1000, which awards tickets to the event. For more information, contact Sue Tyson Parker 321-749-4684 or Jock Walker, 321-727-1519.
Checks can be mailed to the
Rotary Club of Indialantic
P.O. Box 033134
Indialantic, Florida 32903
Exhibits and Galleries
Harris Gallery at the King Center: Small Works Show
The current exhibit in the Harris Gallery of the King Center is "Small Works"
The Small Works exhibit at the King Center for the Performing Arts is an exhibit of 2D and 3D works of art by the following local artists: Anna Jo Newman Vahle, John Emery, Jeanee James, Barbara Smythers, Therese Ferguson, Gail Boardman, John Slater, Monnia Ahmet, Rafael Picon, David Wharton, Ruth Wharton, Jerry Hanzl, Lou Belcher, Yolanda Schofield, Brett Tam, Mary Lou Antes, Denice Van Waardenburg, Suzanne Frank, Michael Shelton, Connie Fiore, Pearl Ollie, Jill Collier, and Mery Gomez.
A reception on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, opened the exhibit. Many people from the community stopped by to see the artwork and to meet the artists.
Art and Antique Studio and Gallery
The Art and Antique Studio and Gallery is presenting Florida State of Mine. It's a watercolor and graphite exhibit by Eau Gallie award-winning artist Karen Lewis. The exhibit features her works of watercolor and a collection of pencil drawings during the month of March. Drop by the Art and Antique Studio at 1419 Highland Avenue to see her beautiful work. Also, see the article about her. She is featured in the Author Profile above.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery Presents "Photographers of Central Florida"at 1470 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District.
You won't believe your eyes. It is photography. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery presents a juried photograph show and competition of Central Florida photographers. It allows you to see photography as a true fine art medium. See the amazing photographic stylings of regional artists, featuring all types of photography using a multitude of techniques and subject matter. The show started March 1st and will run through March 30th. (Photograph by Earl Evans)
Art Expressions 1404 Highland Ave. Located in the Eau Gallie Art's District 321-259-1492 The Laughing Mermaid is now located in the front gallery at Art Expressions. Enter the Mermaid's grotto and experience a blend of art, decor and gifts, along with creamy hand-milled and artisan soaps, fragrant soy candles, luxurious bath desserts, and a full skin care line: all organic and natural. http://www.artexpressionsfinecustomframing.com/
Art Gallery and Studio
Spring is in the Air is the theme for the Art Gallery and Studio. A potpourri of color decorates the walls at 902 E. New Haven Avenue in downtown Melbourne. Hours are Monday thru Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They are open for Friday Fest on March 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The gallery is located just east of Meg O' Malley's. For information: email@example.com
The Highway Grrls Gallery and Studio is located at 1414 Highland Avenue in the middle of the Eau Gallie Arts District. Robin Rothrock showcases her innovative visual art created by using acrylic paint on multiple surfaces, including , but not limited to glass blocks, paper, wood, lampshades, ceramic tile, metal and canvas. Also see the works of Humberto Rebollo. He has four new small pieces of women's faces that are wonderful.
Eulaine Eri is the Featured Artist For the months of March and April at the Central Brevard Library on Forrest Avenue in Cocoa, Florida, Eulaine Eri is the featured artist. She is displaying several of her latest original abstract works in mixed media. An award winning artist, Eulaine is an experimental artist residing in Merritt Island, Florida, and Franklin, Pennsylvania. Eulaine studied art while living in Europe and continues to study in the United States. Eulaine enjoys painting impressionism and contemporary abstracts. She exhibits and teaches painting using mixed media and with dyes on silk. Eulaine is an Advisor on the Board of Directors, Central Brevard Art Association, Rockledge, Florida She was awarded First Place with a Blue Ribbon at the City of Cape Canaveral Fine Art Show in January with her abstract, "Toy Soldier. This painting is part of the display presently at the Central Brevard Library. Phone: 321-298-9741 Email: ARTbyEULAINE@aol.com"
Brevard Art Museum
New at the Brevard Art Museum Piecing it Together - The mixed media constructions in Piecing it Together are works by artists Catherine Bergmann, Rocky Bridges, Jette Clover, Greg Jones, Elizabeth Murray, Hanne Niederhausen, Gail Mitchell, Tony Savoie, Margaret Steward, Genna Watson, John Whipple, and Lynn Whipple. This group of artists explores the boundaries of creating through joyful constructions, innovative use of found materials, and playful visual and verbal language. These artists use recycled materials in a new way.Museum School News:
Blossom with CreativityLarry Leach Lecture and Workshop Painting the Landscape in Oils. The lecture is on Friday, March 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The workshop is Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the museum school for complete details.
allaprima styling group presents Carol Taylor drawings
Carol Taylor is exhibiting the Mesdames Pompes Series at the allaprima styling group, 1540 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, Florida through March 31, 2009.
Ms. Taylor's charcoal pencil drawings depict the Victorian shoe inspired by a collectible Victorian Fenton glass shoe that began her glass and ceramic shoe collection. Having recently completed her Tulipa Series comprised of a collection of charcoal pencil drawings of the Parrot Tulip, traces of the Tulipa are discerned in the negative space of the Mesdames Pompes drawings.
To view the Mesdames Pompes Series, please contact local artist Karen Lewis, allaprima styling group at (321) 255-5300.
For further information, contact Carol L. Taylor at http://www.caroltaylorblackandwhite.com/ or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Personal Baggage: Ten Women in Art"
They Ten Women are: Becky Beerensson, Nancy Blair, Helen Byon, Nancy Baur Dillen, Lydia Nelson Friedland, Grace Leal, Carol Garutti, Susan Martin, Ellen Pavlakos, and Lynn Murray Spencer.
"Personal Baggage" the latest exhibit from Ten Women in Art takes flight at the Tampa International Airport, beginning October 22, 2008 –July 2009.
Ten Women in Art is a dynamic group of artists with a history of excellence as well as diversity. Since 1983 the group has been home to over thirty artists, among them many award winning, nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The Tampa exhibit features works in oil, acrylic, mixed media, bronze, ceramic, glass and mixed media sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and computer generated images. Current members are artists Becky Beerensson, Nancy Blair, Helen Byon, Nancy Baur Dillen, Lydia Nelson Friedland, Carol Garutti, Grace Leal, Susan Martin, Ellen Pavlakos, and Lynn Spencer. The current incarnation of the group includes three of the original, founding members who continue to spearhead the effort showcasing the vision and artistic talents of Florida's women.
"Personal Baggage" features approximately forty-two artworks representing each artist's concerns regarding the theme.
From the Exhibition Statement:
We assume its best to travel light...(but)
Experience too is a kind of baggage,
(and) our attachments define us.
These are as unique to us as our genes, our learned behaviors, our capacity for humor, folly, wisdom; our latent capacities for courage, cruelty, change and selflessness; our threshold for pain, joy and outrage; our memories, our loves, our lived experiences.
Further information, please contact: Tampa International Airport: Kelly Figley, Community Relations Coordinator, Tampa International Airport, P.O. Box 22287, Tampa, FL 33622, Ph: (813) 801-6028, Fx: (813) 875-6670.
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