Brevard Art News - February 22, 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
If you didn't make it to Splash 2009 yesterday, go today. It's a wonderful watercolor show and sale. In addition, to the gallery of paintings, there are demonstrations and sales of browse box items inside. Go right now. Also, artists from the Florida Chalk Artists Society chalked outside yesterday. Below you will see some of their wonderful work. Since it didn't rain last night, you'll still be able to see their work today. Those chalking yesterday were Ed Baranowski, Lee Jones, Alex Stankiewicz and Brin Jones.
The "Street Painters" covered the sidewalks near the front of the Azan Temple with art during the Splash 2009 event on Saturday, February 21, 2009.
Monday Afternoons: 1 pm until 4 pm
March 9th through March 30th
This four-class series is open to all artists who have had beginning watercolor classes. Projects will include the Hopetown Lighthouse in Abaco, Bahamas, Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta and a tropical beach scene. Students will learn how to paint reflections, ocean waves, still water, moving water, as well as small boats.
Drawing and Painting in Perspective
Wednesday Mornings: 9-11:30 am
March 11th through April 29th
Fees: $12 per class.
Enrollment: Contact Pat by email at email@example.com or call her at (321) 633-9712.
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 February:
Be sure to watch the great talent in Brevard.
Exhibits and Galleries
Central Brevard Art Association Show
Despite the economy, the Central Brevard Art Association had a successful show at the Cape Canaveral Library on January 30th and 31st. Over four hundred visitors strolled through the show to admire the many aspects of art that was offered.
There were also three Merit Awards. They were: Bobbi Q. Brown for her watercolor, "Red Heads," Joyce Hoffman for her watercolor, "Transitions," and Beth Greenberg for her watercolor," Breezin Up."
Vision 2009 Exhibit: The gala opening for the Strawbridge Art League Vision 2009 show was on Saturday, February 7th. The awards ceremony, in the theater of the Henegar Center for the Performing Arts, led off the evening. It was followed by a reception in the ballroom for viewing of the exhibit and refreshments. Congratulations to all those in the exhibit. It's a beautiful show. You are invited to view it during business hours of the Henegar Center for the Performing Arts and during intermission of any perfomance.
Here's a sampling of the art and the list of those awarded honors for their artwork.
VISION 2009 AWARDS
Sandy Johnson “Some Like It Hot”
Award for Oils - Brett Pigon “Queen & Her Court”
The address of the Henegar Center is 625 E. New Haven Avenue in Historic Downtown Melbourne. Stop by to see the exhibit during regular business hours of the Henegar Center.
Melbourne Art Festival celebrates 25th year.
This year's Melbourne Art Festival will be held on April 25th and 26th. The committee is looking for volunteers to help out. They need people who can spare 3 or more hours from Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th. To volunteer, email or call Laura Rich, Volunteer Chair. Her email address is Laurarich21@aol.com and her phone number is 321-271-8851.
In the galleries and on exhibit...
The February exhibit at the King Center for the Performing Arts presents the emotional photography of Jeanee James and the dramatic digital art of Jerry Hanzl. There are approximately 30 pieces of the works by each artist.
(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 a 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 drop by the gallery to see the exhibit during the month of February. For information call 321 259-8261. Visit the gallery online: http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com/
Art Gallery and Studio (802 New Haven Avenue; Historic Downtown Melbourne)
Barbara Howell, watercolor artist, will be showing her beautiful paintings during the month of February at the Art Gallery and Studio in Historic Downtown Melbourne. She will also be exhibiting some of her rare acrylics. You are invited to stop by the gallery to see them.
The entire front wall of the gallery is covered with this new work throughout the month of February. These pieces are almost exclusively on canvas with paper but there are some wood pieces as well.
The Highway Grrls Gallery and Studio is located at 1414 Highland Avenue in the middle of the lovely Eau Gallie Arts District.
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.
The Art and Antique Studio is located at 1419 Highland Avenue in Historic Eau Gallie. The exhibit will hang throughout February.
Art Expressions Featured Artist:
Glenn Van Cleve
The work of Glenn Van Cleve is on display at Art Expression during the month of February. Be sure to stop by to see his work.
1404 Highland Ave.
Located in the Eau Gallie Art's District
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
News for the week:
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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