Art association 'Spring Fling'
The Central Brevard Art Association will hold its second annual "Spring Fling" under the shade trees on its studio campus in Rockledge on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The studio is located at 103 Barton Blvd., Rockledge.
There are 36 exhibitors showing and selling oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, jewelry, silks and photography.
Festivities include kid and adult art activities, "Patu the Clown," and "attic" sales of art items by artists.
The association is also offering new and used art items from the estate of artist Doug Torgerson.
Admission is free. Parking is available on campus.
For more information, visit www.brevardart.net or call (321) 632-2922.
Local artist receives status
A member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Lori Pitten-Jenkins, has been awarded the prestigious American Watercolor Society Signature status in the American Watercolor Society. Ms. Jenkins' winning artwork, "Prawns on Prongs," will be part of the 146th Annual International exhibition in New York this year.
Each year, the society holds a juried exhibition of watercolor artists throughout the world.
To become a signature member, an artist must be accepted into two shows, then apply for signature status and be accepted into a third show. This allows the artist to use the initials AWS following his or her signature. Each artist may only submit one piece of art each year. In 2008, Jenkins' piece, entitled "Crustacean Frustration," was accepted for exhibition; and in 2012 "A Decided Fate" was accepted.
Ms. Jenkins lives and creates in Melbourne, where she specializes in fine art watercolor painting.
Being a Florida native is reflective in her subjects, highlighting the unique treasures that Florida has to offer.
She has been an artist all of her life and received her formal training in studio art from Florida State University.
Ms. Jenkins is the president of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and Southern Watercolor Society.
Her most recent awards include the 2012 Melbourne Art Show First place Watercolor, 2012 Mount Dora Art Festival Award of Excellence, the 2012 Space Coast Art Show Second place Watercolor, the 2012 Santa Fe 2D Award of Excellence, the Halifax Art Festival Award of Distinction and the 2012 Artworks Max Spector Memorial Award.
To see more of Ms. Jenkins' work, visit the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at 1470 Highland Ave., in Melbourne or go to her website at www.loripittenjenkins.com.
Basic perspective drawing class offered
Learn the fine art of perspective drawing.
Students learn the basic principles of one-, two- and three-point perspective, with hands-on participation.
Drawing simple boxes and moving on to more complex drawings, such as stairways, houses and cityscapes, students will have the foundation to experiment on their own.
Basic Perspective II will delve further into cast shadows and architectural elements, such as arches, steeples, dormers and more.
Take one or both days. Cost is $65 for one day or $100 for both.
Materials for use during class will be provided. Pre-registration with payment is required.
Contact Susan Stone at email@example.com or (401) 596-4266.
Basic Perspective I is March 16. Basic Perspective II is March 17. Times are: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with an hour for lunch) each day.
The classes will be at the Art Gallery of Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.
For more information, call (321) 405-4343 or visit www.artgalleryofviera.
Annual league art show
The Titusville Art League, Inc. will hold its 49th Annual Spring Art Show Friday and Saturday, March 22-24 at the Parrish Medical Center, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville.
Take-in and registration for art will be on Thursday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
More than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded.
The categories include oil, acrylics, oil pastels; watercolor; pastel; mixed media and collage; photography & digital art; sculpture and 3-dimensional art; colored pencil, graphite and pen & ink.
For more information, contact show chair Connie Allen at (321) 220-4718 or visit the Titusville Art League website at http://www.nbbd.com/godo/tal to download a prospectus.
Call for playwriting contest entries
Surfside Players has announced its 13th Annual Playwriting Contest.
This contest is open to anyone who resides in Brevard County currently or within the past two years.
Submit an original, unpublished script by Sunday, March 31 to: Surfside Playhouse - Playwriting Contest, 200 N. First St. Cocoa Beach, Fl., 32931, or send it in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Playwriting Contest Entry).
The winning play will see its world premiere on Surfside's stage June 7-9.
A complete copy of the rules and guidelines are available at www.surfsideplayers.com - About our Theatre - Playwriting Contest.
Surfside Playhouse is located in Cocoa Beach.