Brevard Art News - February 1, 2009
In this issue:
- Last Call
- News for the Week
- Galleries and Exhibits
- Artist Profile - Jerry Hanzl
- Events and News from Artists
- Studio Times and Classes
- Opportunities, Organizations, and Services
Opening reception this week at the King Center for the Performing ArtsPhotography and Digital Art Exhibit featuring Jerry Hanzl and Jeanee James opens on February 5, 2009 at the King Center for the Performing Arts at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida (photograph by Jeanee James. Also, see works by Jerry Hanzl in the current Artist Profile, after Galleries and Exhibits).
The February exhibit at the King Center for the Performing Arts will present the emotional photography of Jeanee James and the dramatic digital art of Jerry Hanzl. There will be approximately 30 pieces of the works by each artist. The opening for the exhibit is scheduled for Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Harris Gallery of the King Center for the Performing Arts. The reception is free and open to the public. Be sure to put this on your schedule. It's a wonderful exhibit you won't want to miss This opportunity to see it and to meet the artists.
Preview invitation from Beth Carver
Beth Carver has just completed a commission for the new Ocean Center in Daytona, of two large murals, 8 ft x 24 ft in oil. She would like to invite everyone to a preview at her studio, The Artist Warehouse, on Saturday, February 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The studio is at 4250 Dow Road, #302, Melbourne, Florida.
Hopes & Dreams" Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, 2/6/09; 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.(Illustrations: painting by Carmen Beecher, book by Renee Decator, sculpture by Suzanne Peiffer)
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at 1470 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie arts district is excited to announce its February exhibition, "Hopes and Dreams" which will benefit Genesis House. This invitational exhibition includes original artwork and one of kind, books inspired by the show's title, "Hopes and Dreams".
Over 35 artists are participating with 50% of the artwork sales and 100% of the books proceeds going to Genesis House. Genesis House is a Melbourne organization that works to help pregnant women and mothers of young children renew their "hopes and dreams" by aiding them in achieving their goals of becoming safe, independent, and welfare free.
In August 1977, a small group of volunteers rented an apartment for three pregnant women who had no place to live. In November 1977, Genesis House, Inc., was founded, and the first Genesis House was purchased with a five-year balloon mortgage. Many donations made it possible for Genesis House to purchase two more homes. All three shelter homes have apartments for live-in house managers. More than 11,000 women and children have been housed over the years by Genesis House, Inc. Many women come to Genesis House from abusive relationships or have become homeless due to unemployment. Genesis House, Inc. is committed to providing a safe, supportive, caring environment. They promote education, self-discipline, self-reliance, and independence from the welfare system. Counseling, personal improvement classes and appropriate health care are obtained for all residents. Classes in childbirth and parenting are provided as needed.
You are invited to join the Fifth Avenue Gallery in supporting Genesis House at the opening reception on the First Friday of February 6th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Visit with participating artists as you look at their original artworks, books, and enjoy light refreshments with wine.
The reception is free and open to the public. For information call 321 259-8261. Visit the gallery online: http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com/
Participating artists are:Arian Armstrong, Carmen Beecher, Lou Belcher, Julian Bennett, Pat Castimanes, Nancy Crawford, Renee Decator, Beth-Anne Fairchild, Stephanic Gibbs, Linda Graham, Betsy Heath, Jini James, Lori Jenkins, Nina Katz, Dave Kaufmann, Elizabeth Kaufmann, Susan Kessler, Lori Knerick, Marg Kuhl, Bill McCoy, Witha Lacuesta, Nancy Mann, Cindy Maronde, Marti Meyer, Bridgette Guerzon-Mills, Lois Mittleman, Mark Mittleman, Cindy Michaud, Marlis Newmann, Dij Pacarro, Rudy Pacarro, Ellen Pavlakos, Suzanne Pieffer, Tom Powers, Kaye Shannon, Clare Zipperly.
Art Gallery and Studio (802 New Haven Avenue; Historic Downtown Melbourne)
Today: Special Event at the Art Gallery and Studio: The gallery is having a special event today, Sunday, February 1. They are having a "Heart to Heart" Makeover Event featuring Master Stylist Ana Shields, Makeup Artist Jamie Jordan of Divas at Dream Weavers International Salon and clothing by The Gauzeway. The event starts at 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Join them to see how to enhance your natural beauty to show the ultimate look for you. The event is free to the public. For more information, contact Diane at 409-3165, Susan at 480-9654, or the gallery at 729-9368.
Special Event at Art Gallery and Studio on Sunday, February 8, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Art Gallery and Studio at 802 New Haven Avenue in Historic Downtown Melbourne is sponsoring a special event. It's a Parrot Fundraiser. From 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2009, Lu Apple from MARS (Melbourne Aviary Rescue Sanctuary) Parrot Rescue in Melbourne Beach will bring 5 parrots to the gallery. Several artists have painted pictures of the parrots. Stop by to see the parrots and the paintings. The paintings will be for sale and 25% of the sales will go to Parrot Rescue. Light refreshments will be served. (photograph by Lori Knerick)
The Highway Grrls... enjoy First Friday with Robin Rothrock
Well, never, never, never would you expect Robin Rothrock to find herself enamored of hearts! But low and behold she has a NEW SERIES of fifteen paintings, all with the theme of the heart...which works so well with her techniques!
The entire front wall of the gallery will be covered with this new work at First Friday and throughout the month. These pieces are almost exclusively on canvas with paper but there are some wood pieces as well.
Come out and party with the art on First Friday at Highway Grrls Gallery and Studio located at 1414 Highland Avenue in the middle of the lovely Eau Gallie Arts District.
At Highway Grrls The Mark Baker Band will be out in front charming participants with their laid back rock and in the back on the patio Humberto Rebollo and Max Rener will be showing new work. Max has completed his swan painting. That alone is worth the evening!
Anyway, come to the Eau Gallie Arts District Art Walk this First Friday. Visit Highway Grrls anytime between 5:30 and 9:00 and partake of some lovely treats and enjoy the series of Hearts...or Heart Art as Robin calls it.
Art and Antique Studio and Gallery presents:
Beyond Abstract by Carole Judson
Carole Judson, a Melbourne Beach resident and member of the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery is the featured artist at the gallery for the month of February.
Carole enjoys working in a variety of media. These include: watercolor, acrylic, pastel, collage, and mixed media. Her work is a combination of realism and fantasy. She hopes to reveal a world of visual excitement through the use of color, forms and shapes. When starting an abstract, Carole never knows where it will take her. It depends a lot on the frame of mind Carole is in at the moment. Working with abstracts seems to bring out the creativity in her which she never knew previously. Carole loves the total "High Feeling" it gives her being able to create something from nothing.
Carole is a signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, Tallahassee Watercolor Society and the Mississippi Watercolor Society. She is also a member of the Florida Watercolor Society, the Brevard Cultural Alliance, and the Brevard Watercolor Society.
There will be an opening reception for Carole's Beyond Abstract exhibit on February 6, 2009 at the Art and Antique Studio at 1419 Highland Avenue in Historic Eau Gallie from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. Music and refreshments will be provided. The exhibit will hang throughout February.
Art Expressions Featured Artist:
Glenn Van Cleve
Please join Art Expressions this First Friday as we host an opening reception for Graphic Artist: Glenn Van Cleve.
Art Expressions will have on display, and for sale, several originals by Glenn, including his unique wood burned pieces.
Please join them for light refreshments and
conversation with the artist.
Friday, February 6th.
5:30pm to 8:30pm.
1404 Highland Ave.
Located in the Eau Gallie Art's District
Denette Schweikert: See her latest work
Denette Schweikert's large botanical oil paintings are part of the new art featured at LoPressionism Fine Art Gallery's Fusion Show. It opened on Friday, January 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. and will run through March 20. Denette was recently juried into the prestigious International Guild of Realism after submitting a portfolio of her work for review. See her paintings at www.denette.net
The Strawbridge Art League Vision Show
Vision 2009 Gala Opening. The gala opening for the Strawbridge Art League Vision 2009 show is on Saturday, February 7th starting at 5:30 sharp. The opening includes an awards ceremony and theater program in the Henegar Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for that portion of the evening are $10.00 per person and are on sale at the Henegar Center box office. (Artists entering the competition receive two free tickets). At about 6:30 p.m., there will be a free reception for viewing of the exhibit. This is open to the public. The exhibit will hang until March 9th and is open to the public during regular business hours and during intermission of performances at the Henegar Center at 625 E. New Haven Avenue in Historic Downtown Melbourne.
Splash 2009. The Brevard Watercolor Society presents the Splash 2009 Fine Art Show in February. It is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22, 2009. This 14th Annual Members' Show will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day at the Azan Shrine Temple, 1591 Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, Florida. Be sure to put it on your calendar. You’ll not only see award-winning watercolor paintings, but there will be an area where you can purchase prints and cards from the artists. Also, there will be numerous painting demonstrations throughout the event you won’t want to miss.
The deadline for members to register to submit work has been extended until February 13, 2009.
News from the Florida Chalk Artists
The Brevard Watercolor Society has invited the "Street Painters" chalk artists to cover the sidewalks around the Azan Temple with art during their Splash 2009 event on Saturday, February 21, 2009 and Sunday, February 22, 2009. The Florida Chalk Artists Association invites area artists to participate. Chalk is available at cost (box of 48 for $12). Demonstrations, coaching and lessons will be given on Saturday, Feb. 21, starting at 10:00 a.m. For information, contact Ed Baranowski at 321-752-8785.
CBAA Scholarship Fund Raiser. This event will put the "fun" back in fundraiser! On February 15th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Central Brevard Art Association will host An Evening with the Arts at the Unitarian Center, 3115 Friendship Road (just off Rt. 1 S, in Suntree). This event will be a fundraiser for CBAA's Youth Scholarship Program. It promises to be a fun-filled gala featuring music, entertainment, refreshments, and silent auctions, raffles, and sales of donated art. Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25. The evening's entertainment features the "Dic Doc Duo" among others. For more information or tickets, call 639-0586. Tickets will also be available at the door.
News for the week:
Call for Artists: Zonta Chocolate Festival
The Zonta Club of Melbourne is calling for artists and fine craft persons of all mediums to participate in the 5th Annual Chocolate Festival and 3rd Emerging Artists in the Park on Sunday, March 29, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival is a wonderful one-day venue at Front Street Park under the canopy of historic oak trees overlooking the Intercostal Waterway. Artists and fine crafters are encouraged to demonstrate their work and are not required to set up tents but are encouraged to have a professional artistic display.
Deadline for applications has been extended to February 15 and applications can be found on the Zonta website at www.zontaspacecoast.org Click on Chocolate Festival. The fee is 20% of sales up to but no more than $100 per artist. There is no application fee. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Salvation army's Pridmore House. For more information, please go to www.zontaspacecoast.org or call Pam McLean at 321-283-7500.
Congratulations to Winners of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival Art Show. Here are the results:
First Place - Viola Knudsen (her painting is at the right)
Second Place - Lolly Walton
Third Place - Therese Ferguson
Merit - Diane Deshong Cannon
Merit - Babbi Q. Brown
First Place - Michael Van Houzen
Second Place - Yure de Alencar
Third Place - Sally Shin
Merit - Candida Thorpe
Merit - Mike Hammohnds
First Place - Jeff Shulman
Second Place - Charles Corbeil
Third Place - Mike Tracy
Merit - Anne Bilos
Merit - Vince Lamb
TDC Photo Shoot Model Call
In February, McBride Woodbridge Marketing will be working with the Space Coast Office of Tourism on a Brevard County wide photo shoot to update the SCOT visual library. There is a need for models in different photo set ups. Professional, semi-professional and amateur models will be considered. They are looking for a variety of people, including families, senior couples, empty nesters, twenty-somethings, surfers. If you are aware of potentioal model candidates, please have them send a head shot and bio to Chip Eickmann at McBride Woodbridge Marketing, email@example.com for consideration. For more information, contact Chip at 321-837-1000.
Mark Mittleman offering services to artists.
Mark Mittleman has just acquired an Epson Stylus 7880 printer capable of up to 24-inch wide prints on all kinds of media (glossy paper, watercolor paper, canvas, etc.) He is starting a custom printing business for giclee prints and reproductions and other custom prints from artists digital files. He can also photograph the two-dimensional artwork and produce prints from those files. In addition, he can supply files suitable for submission to a service for 35 mm jury slides or files for direct submission to ZAPP. For information, contact him at 321-506-7160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internationally Known Doll Artists to Teach Workshops in Brevard
WHO: Elinor Peace Bailey and Patti Medaris Culea
WHAT: Art Doll Workshops
WHEN: February 13, 14, 15, 16
WHERE: Comfort Suites, Palm Bay
PRESENTED BY: Daff-O-Dolls cloth doll making club
The Daff-O-Dolls, a cloth doll making club located in Palm Bay, has invited two internationally known doll artists to the Space Coast for a four-day teaching event February 13 through 16 at the Comfort Suites in Palm Bay. Patti Medaris Culea and Elinor Peace Bailey are teaching two-day classes back to back. Participants can attend one two-day class with either teacher or experience both teaching artists in the four-day session.
You do not have to be a member of the doll club to take a 2 or 4 day class.The cost for MEMBERS for all four days is $185. The cost for MEMBERS for two days is $100. The cost for NON-members for all four days is $200. The cost for NON-members for two days is $110. Call Dolores Cox, 772-589-7647 or Ruth Anne Parker, 321-723-4705 for more information.
Opportunities for artists in Eau Gallie
Artists looking for an inexpensive way to market their work should check out the Saturday Farm Market at the park in Eau Gallie. Richard Hendry, the Brevard Farm Market manager, welcomes artists who are willing to paint, sculpt, or otherwise create art while they sell. If that description fits you, come down to the corner of Highland and Eau Gallie at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and set up your gear in the park. Bring your browse box, cards and prints and sell until 3 in the afternoon. All this fun will cost you just $10. If this isn't enough opportunity to sell, consider setting up a booth in the park for First Friday for just $15. You will need lights as this event lasts from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call Richard at 321-917-0721 or visit http://www.brevardfarmersmarkets.com/.
Opportunity for Artists and Crafters: The Floridana Beach Civic Association (FBCA) is having a Community Bazaar on Saturday, March 07, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The FBCA Community Bazaar is a fund raiser and an opportunity to promote your business or services and sell your products. The fee to participate as a vendor is a donation of $25 for a space. Electrical power is limited, so plan accordingly. Parking is also limited, so vendors should make arrangements to park off site. Vendors are responsible for the removal and clean up of their tables, tents, chairs and products. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information about how to register as a vendor, contact Beth at 321-726-0800 or email@example.com.
Call for Artists for Downtown Melbourne:Downtown Melbourne is currently seeking artists and crafters to participate in Downtown Melbourne's 3rd Friday Arts and Indulgences Walk, Arts and Crafts section.
The Arts and Indulgences Walk is a self-guided tour of the Downtown area that will showcase the cultural entities. It will be held the 3rd Friday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. In addition to the walk, there will be an Arts and Crafts booth section located in the parking lot of the Christmas Cottage where artists and crafters can sell their work during the event. There is room for fifteen 10 x 10 tents and these spaces are rented ($40.00) on a first come, first serve basis. There is no submission process.
Download the application at http://www.downtownmelbourne.com/ under Arts and Indulgences Walk.
Because this is a nighttime activity, artists will need to provide their own lighting, such as a lantern or bring a lighting source with a long extension cord. The Christmas Cottage will provide electricity; however, no heat-generating appliances can be supported. Only one electrical source per booth can be allowed.
Save the Date for the Titusville Spring Show
The Titusville Art League dates for the take-in for their spring show are Tuesday, March 24th at 3:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. and Wednesday, March 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The take-in and show will be at the Clarion Inn in Titusville. The show will be on Thurday, March 26th through the 28th. There will be more than $4,000 in cash prizes awarded. For more information, contact the Titusville Art League at 321-383-7441.
In the galleries and on exhibit...
Fifth Avenue Gallery (1470 Highland Avenue Melbourne, FL 32935 (321) 259-8261). The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery presents Hopes and Dreams throughout February. See story above in Last Call.
Art Gallery and Studio of Melbourne ( 802 East New Haven Avenue; Historic Downtown Melbourne). Featured artist for February is Barbara Howell. Special event is the Parrot Rescue. See details above in Last Call.
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge Exhibit and The Downtown Gallery. Visit The Downtown Gallery of Titusville at 335 S. Washington Avenue in Historic Downtwon Titusville. They just had a benefit for the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. See the wonderful works depicting nature on display at the gallery. (the photograph of a bobcat was taken on the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge by Dale Nichols)
Art and Antique Studio (1419 Highland Avenue; Melbourne, FL 32935; 321-253-5553) The featured artist for the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery for the month of January 2009 is Carole Judson. See details above in Last Call.
News from the Brevard Art Museum
Museum Events at 1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935 ; phone: (321) 254-7782
Museum names new president. The board of trustees of the Brevard Art Museum has announced that Steven V. Maklansky of New Orleans has been selected as the new president of the museum. He is coming from the Louisiana State Museum and the New Orleans Museum of Art. He will begin his duties on March 2, 2009.
Annie Leibovitz: Women
World famous for her photography, Annie Leibovitz is a respected artist whose insightful portraits reveal the personalities of her subjects.. Recognizable cultural icons and ordinary women transfix audiences in the exhibition Annie Leibovitz: Women. It will continue to grace the galleries of the Brevard Art Museum through March 8, 2009.
Seeing is Believing—The Languages of Photography. Harris Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Thisis an illustrated lecture by Kevin Miller, Drrector of the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Southeast Museum of Photgraphy is Florida's most comprehensive museum of photography. It is one of only 13 institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to photography and one of a selet few with a collection of such preadth and depth.
LoPressionism and Christmas Cottage Fuse. LoPressionism and the Christmas Cottage are now under the same roof in Historic Downtown Melbourne, and there is not enough room for both. The opening reception was on Friday, January 30th, from 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the "Fusion" exhibit. The exhibit features the artwork of Richard LaClaire, Robin Linsmier, Mary Ellen McLaughlin, Erich Padilla and Denette Schweikert. For more information, call 321-722-6000.
Be sure to send you art news to Lou@LouBelcher.com