'A Solo Exhibit of Landscapes from America and Abroad'
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery member artist Jini James is exhibiting in a solo show for the month of April.
The artist has created new works in oil from her "endless list" of visual inspirations from the Chesapeake Bay, the American Southwest, Central America, Paris and Iceland.
Her first painting trip was to Honduras, loaded down with a heavy French easel and at least 30 tubes of oils, plus canvases.
In her artistic endeavors and travels, Ms. James has received numerous awards and signature memberships in the art world.
Her training began in her teens, when she studied privately with a well-known New York illustrator and progressed to study at Moore College of Art and The Pennsylvania Academy.
As a teacher, Ms. James gives workshops, which are designed to guide students through the intricacies of drawing and painting, using "Betty Edwards techniques in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain."
Ms. James will also discuss her work at the gallery's Second Saturday Art Talk on April 13 at 2 p.m.
Thoughts about painting on site, as well as creating a good composition, will be discussed, along with a painting demonstration. Arrive early, as seating is limited.
Meet Jini James and talk to the gallery's member artists, as you enjoy viewing the artwork. Complimentary light refreshments will be served during the opening reception, which is open to the public.
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the premier member gallery in Brevard County, was established in 1975. The gallery is located at 1470 Highland Ave., in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261. Visit its website at http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.
Local artist wins award
Lori Pitten Jenkins, a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, won the Potomac Valley Watercolor Award at the 36th Annual Southern Watercolor Society's show for her painting, "Say Ahhhh!."
The show is at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, and will run through April 27.
The Southern Watercolor Society was formed in 1975 to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public of the significance of watercolor as an important creative and permanent painting medium. The Society consists of members from the 19 southern states.
Beth-Anne Fairchild, also a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, received her signature membership in the Southern Watercolor Society this year. This requires being accepted into a show for three years.
For more information, contact the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.
Pastel painting classes at the art gallery
Learn how to master pastels and pastel pencils to create beautiful paintings.
Whether you are painting a portrait, landscape, still life, abstract or any other subject matter, you will learn how to make color choices, achieve different textures and forms, how to layer and blend and drawing basics if needed.
These classes are ongoing and designed for personalized attention for all levels, beginners through advanced.
Supplies are not needed for the first class. A supply list will be provided for those who want to continue the classes.
Cost is $20 per class and $75 for four classes.
The Art Gallery of Viera is at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 101, Viera.
For more information and registration, contact Deb Pettigrew at email@example.com or (321) 749-1153.
'Black and White and Art All Over!'
The Art Gallery of Viera features high contrast with "Black and White and Art All Over!"
Member artists will be displaying their talents, with the limited pallet of black and white (with perhaps a splash of color) Saturday, April 13 from 6-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Join in for the opening every second Saturday of every month at Art Gallery of Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., The Avenue, Viera, (between Coldwater Creek and Yankee Candle).
For more information contact Art Gallery of Viera at (321) 504-4343, or www.artgalleryofviera.com.
Variety of art classes
The Central Brevard Art Association offers art classes throughout the week, excepting Sundays.
Being offered is oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pastel, mixed media, silks, tole painting and jewelry.
Beginners are always welcome, as it's an opportunity to unleash and develop those hidden talents. Membership is not required to attend classes.
Contact CBAAartists@gmail.com or telephone (321) 632-2922 to leave a message.
Instructors will be notified of your interest and will converse with you directly on schedule, costs and materials.
CBAA's studio is located at 103 Barton Blvd., Rockledge, behind the former police station.
Artist's photographs featured at show
Three of Rene Griffith's photographs will be part of "Spring Thaw," Pizza Gallery's fourth annual group show, featuring tropical sea- and surf-inspired art.
The three images, entitled "Lost in the Sea of Life," "Your Destiny in the Stars" and "Reading the Sky," were all photographed locally in Indialantic and the Banana River.
The Pizza Gallery and Grill is located at The Avenue in Viera, 2250 Town Center Ave. The exhibit will run through April 27.
In addition to being a fine art photographer, Ms. Griffith paints in her Indialantic home art studio. She enjoys creating acrylic abstract paintings and collages.
An active member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, she licenses her photographs to fine art publishers and manufacturers in the United States and Canada.
To see more of Ms. Griffith's work, visit the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at 1470 Highland Ave., in Melbourne or go to her website at www.renegriffith.com.
Art Gallery of Viera artists do it again
Anywhere that Art Gallery of Viera artists go, they come home with awards.
Deb Pettigrew, pastel artist and teacher at Art Gallery of Viera, won first place for her piece, "Lingering," at the 49th Annual Titusville Art League Spring Art Show.
But she's not alone, Linda Krupp, oil painter, won a merit award for "A Moment in Time" at the same show.
Heidi Stocker won first place for her beautiful stained glass work at the Strawbridge Art Leagues' "Mini-Vision's" Show.
Come see more of these artists and other award winning, outstanding art at Art Gallery of Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., the Avenue, Viera between Yankee Candle and Cold Water Creek.
For more information, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com or call (321) 504-4343.
St. Augustine artist solo show at gallery
Nancy Hamlin-Vogler will explore the infinite in her solo show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery n Melbourne.
The show will begin Monday, April 29 and run through June 2.
Her artwork is gestural and spontaneous, while maintaining comprehensible proportions.
She works on prepared paper, using acrylic aqueous mediums combined with gesso, charcoal, conte and pastels, occasionally adding pasted paper elements from silk screens or drawings.
Ms. Hamlin-Vogler's work reflects her roots in Cape Cod and Maine, with worldwide travels in between.
The St. Augustine artist will also give a Second Saturday Gallery Talk and Demo on May 11 at 2 p.m. at the gallery.
Ms. Hamlin-Vogler studied art at Wells College and learned the screen-printing process while earning a Master of Arts in French literature at the University of Maine.
An award winning artist, Hamlin-Vogler is a member of the St. Augustine Art Association and exhibits in gallery shows throughout Florida. For the past 10 years, she has co-directed the Louise Freshman Brown Art Workshops in St. Augustine.
The opening reception for the show will be Friday, May 3, 2013, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Meet her as you enjoy viewing the artwork.
Complimentary light refreshments are served during the opening reception, which is open to the public.
The gallery is located at 1470 Highland Ave., in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261.
For more information, visit http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.