Brevard Art News - April 5, 2009
In this issue:
Chase the "Blues" away with the J.U.G.S. art exhibition at the Melbourne Beach Library. Six local, award-winning artists, calling themselves the J.U.G.S. (Just Us Girls Society), are having their fourth annual art exhibition at the Melbourne Beach Library starting March 31st and running through May 4th. The exhibit will be held in the library's conference rooms and is open to the public. A variety of mediums will be on display. Artists are: Vicki Limberis from Melbourne Beach, Jeanne Painter Johnson, Janet Loper and Jackie Ryan from Satellite Beach and Pat Hemphill and Diana Greco from Rockledge.
Set aside April 15 for a special Silent Auction and Event: You can read the whole story in the art's column in this month's issue of Brevard Florida Live Magazine. A reception and silent auction is scheduled for April 15th from 6 pm to 7pm at the Radisson Suite Hotel Ocenfront at 3101 N. Hwy. A1A; Melbourne. The event is free and open to the public.
Robin Robb (teacher in the gifted program at Indialantic Elementary School), Sue Tuttle (potter), Viola Pace Knudsen (painter and pine-needle basket artist), Betsy Heath (glass artist), Leann Arnett (artist and art teacher at Indialantic Elementary), and Kathy Gitlin (fabric artist) collaborated with the students in the gifted program to create works of fine art that will be available at the silent auction on April 15th. In addition donated works by area fine artists will be available as well.
If you are an area artist and would like to donate a piece of artwork, it's not too late. Contact Sue Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Please come out and support this event. The proceeds of the project will go to local environmental charities. If you have questions contact email@example.com.Congratulations to Jeanette Drake. She won the first place in the Titusville Art League's 45th Annual Spring Show for her painting of a macaw titled "Attitude in Red." It's a watercolor. I'm looking forward to bringing you the rest of the results next week. For now... congratulations to Jeanette.
Monthly Art Walk in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. On Wednesday, April 8, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there will be a new Art Walk -- a sidewalk art show. The registration is $15.00. April's proceeds will go to the Garden City Early Learning Academy. Available space is 5 feet by 20 feet on the sidewalks. You may bring tables, easels, chairs or display boards. The sidewalks will not accommodate tents. Parking is available in a free parking garage. For more information and/or to pre-register, contact Paul Maples at (772) 468-2328 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration monies will carry over to the next month if the show is rained out.Indian River Potters Guild at 1542 Guava Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne opens it doors. Valerie Karas renovated the building at 1542 Guava Avenue to create a pottery studio and gallery for ceramic artists wishing to work in a cooperative, well-equipped environment. The gallery will carry work from current members, Lauren Ball, Kris Darby, Kathie Frank, Valerie Karas, Marg Kuhl, Jean Thomas, and Don Whitehouse. Ceramic artists looking for a state-of-the-art studio should drop by and take a tour. For information, call email@example.com.
The Art and Antique Studio. "Gardens in Watercolor" by artist Debbie Johnson is featured during the month of April at the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery on Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne.
Debbie recently moved to Melbourne from Michigan. She was born and raised in Greenville, Michigan. In February 2004, Debbie transitioned from commercial art to fine art. She began showing her paintings at street fairs and local galleries. In 2008, she moved to Melbourne where her artwork is growing in style and subject matter.
Her watercolors blend her passion for painting and her love of nature to capture the fleeting moments of beauty the world provides. She is available for commissions as well as workshops, garden tours, and speaking engagements. For a preview of her art, visit her website at http://watercolorworksart.com/.
Her work will be featured at Art and Antique Studio and Gallery throughout April. For more information call 321-253-5553.
Art Expressions. Stop by Art Expressions Fine Custom Framing. See art and photography exhibits and the pearl gallery. Art Expressions is located at 1404 Highland Avenue in the Eau Galley Arts District.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. Jerry Lanhan debuts new exhibit. Jerry Lanham is debuting his exhibition "Color & Movement" at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne during the month of April. Lanham's paintings engage viewers so they experience them with every sense. This is the largest collection of Lanham's original artwork presented in one location. See why collectors become addicted to his dynamic, high impact color exemplified in these acrylic and mixed media pieces.
Highway Grrls Gallery and Studio, 1414 Highland Avenue; Melbourne, Florida. The Highway Grrls is very pleased to present the impressionistic landscapes of Luke Andrews who has just returned home after an eight-year-painting jaunt in Italy. Luke has several canvases of local landscapes, including Cocoa Village, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach. You can visit his website at http://www.lukeandrewsart.com/. Also go to Robin Rothrock's website at http://www.robinrothrock.com.
Harris Gallery at the King Center. BCC Melbourne Student Show will hang in the Harris Gallery during April. It features the work of the Brevard Community College students. The BCC Melbourne Student Show will be on exhibit throughout the month of April. Be sure to stop by to see the works created by these talented students.
Note: The Art Gallery and Studio has room for two or three Memberships and Associate Levels of Membership to join the gallery at $75.00 per month. The gallery is a cooperative featuring artists working in acrylics, jewelry, oil, photography, porcelain, watercolor, wood, pottery, and basketry. If interested, call Diane Koenig at 501-5835.
Juan Arroyo featured artist. Oil Painting artist Juan Arroyo is the featured artist at the DeGroodt Library for the month of April. He is also on the cover of Senior Scene Magazine for the month of April and is exhibiting at Holmes Regional Medical Center Gallery through the BCA program. To contact him call 321-216-1676. (painting of butterflies by Juan Arroyo)
It's called Ambition... Russ Taylor is doing 100 paintings on subject matter within one mile of his house. Check it out on his new blog at http://rtaylorart.blogspot.com/. Click on the Post (atom) on his blog so you can check back frequently to see how he's doing.
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.
Viola Pace Knudsen and Alice Ahrens exhibit at Silvestros. Save the date. On Sunday, April 26, 2009, there will be a Meet and Greet for artists Alice Ahrens and Viola Pace Knudsen at Silvestro's at 2039 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931. (321) 783-4853. http://www.silvestros.com/. Come to Silvestro's and visit with the artists whose great artwork adorns their banquet room. There will be free hors d'oeuvres and a 2 for 1 happy hour. (Turtle painting by Alice Ahrens)
Spring is Here… Time for Tulipa. Carol L. Taylor is exhibiting her drawings at the allaprima styling group, 1540 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne, Florida, now through April 30, 2009. Carol Taylor’s charcoal pencil drawings, Tulipa, Preparing the Bouquet and Emerging from the Night are part of her Tulipa Series comprised of a collection of charcoal pencil drawings of the red and white Parrot Tulip. To view the drawings, please contact local artist Karen Lewis, allaprima styling group, at (321) 255-5300. For further information, please contact Carol L. Taylor via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit her Website: http://www.caroltaylorblackandwhite.com/
Faces of Brevard Take In. The Strawbridge Art League will take in artwork for its exhibit Faces of Brevard. The take in is scheduled for May 2, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the ballroom of the Henegar Center for the Arts at 625 E. New Haven Avenue in Historic Downtown Melbourne. This is a juried show. All entries must be of faces (eyes, noses, mouths, etc.). Awards will be for Best of Show, Photography and Digital, Fine Art, Pop Art, and Illustrative Art. If you have questions, contact Heidi Stocker at email@example.com.
Call for Artists - Art in Miniature Show 2009. Therese Ferguson, president , Art and Antique Studio & Gallery announced that the gallery is looking for Florida artists to participate in their Art in Miniature Show, scheduled from June 5 to June 30, 2009. this is a juried show in which prizes will be awarded.
Entries may be no larger than 12 inches framed in any direction. Entry deadline is May 24, 2009. A prospectus and entry form can be obtained by visiting the gallery or on their website at artandantiquestudio.com. Call the gallery for further information at 321-253-5553. The gallery is located at 1419 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne. Studio hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Teaching opportunity. Indian 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.Call to Artists. The Art in State Buildings Program at the University of Florida is now advertising for a public art opportunity. You can find the call to artists (a request for qualifications) at www.arts.ufl.edu/asb/ on the "home" page and the "call to artist" page.
Space Coast Art Festival poster design contest 2009.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.
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 email@example.com.
Free Market at Manatee Park. A free market event is scheduled on Melbourne Avenue in Melbourne from 1:00 to 4:00 on the last Sunday of every month. 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, furniture, 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 April:
April 9, 2009: Carolyn Jones, Jewelry and Wallace Berger, Wood Artist
April 16, 2009: Nora HalloranApril 23, 2009: Frtis Van Eeden, Demo
April 30, 2009: Judy McNamara, DemoBe 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 Jackson 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 information, go to http://www.jacksonholeworkshops.org/painting/nutall.htm
Kinetic Sculptures installed in downtown Tampa. Winners of the 2009 artLOUD! Kinetic Sculpture competition have been announced by the host organization, CREW Tampa Bay. the 11 sculptures created by seven artists are on loan from each artist for one year (January 2009 to January 2010. the are installed in downtown Tampa along Franklin, Florida, Zack and Tampa streets. Here are the winners:
People's Choice: Ofra Friedman, "Leaves and Life"
Grand Prize Award: Mark DeWaele, "Equililibrist"
Red Ribbon Award: James Oleson, "Big Business"
For more information contact: http://www.crewtampabay.org/.
Upcoming event. 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
Be sure to send you art news to Lou@LouBelcher.com.