Artists needed for festival
Visual artists in all categories are invited to participate in the 17th Annual ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival. The 2013 Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24 in the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne.
This juried festival features 80 artists, who not only display their works, but also create new works in their booths.
Cash awards total $16,500.
Additionally, there is a patron purchase program.
For more details, artist's prospectus and to apply, visit www.artworksofeaugallie.org or call (321) 242-1456.
Deadline to apply is Sept. 1.
Helen Wheatley was recently recognized for her services on behalf of the Central Brevard Art Association as its youth scholarship award chairperson.
Ms. Wheatley was among several volunteers, who were rewarded for their efforts to promote art and artists in Brevard County.
For more information about the not-for-profit association, visit cbaa-artists.org.
Opening reception of '100% Pure' exhibition
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invites you to join in for the opening of the exhibit, "100%Pure Florida 2013" Juried Exhibition.
Artists from all over the state entered this competition, and winners are chosen by a panel from the gallery.
The show is always an eclectic montage, highlighting the various talented artists who live throughout the state. Winners in years past have come from as far away as St. Augustine and Miami.
Visit with the artists, as you peruse the artwork and enjoy light refreshments at the opening reception, Friday Sept. 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The reception is free and open to the public.
The exhibit runs Tuesday Sept. 3, through Saturday Sept. 28.
The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery was established in 1975. It is artist-owned and operated.
The gallery is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Brevard Museum of Art.
The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261. Visit online at www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.
'Noche de Gala:' a black tie art show
This is a charity art show to benefit Nana's House and a night with a touch of class, for art appreciation and charitable intentions to benefit.
There will be a wine selection, provided by Florida Wine and Spirits.
The event will be from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Crane Creek Medical Center in Melbourne.
A series of entertainers, with two separate jazz bands, SugaWack and Bayside High school's Jazz Band, as well as Marc DeSouza and Maria Ameijeiras with her vocal talents, will be featured.
The event will be photographed by Cheryl Clermont, spacecoast photographer.
Tickets cost $50 and are available at Elite Health Center in Palm Bay during business hours, 280 Corporate Way, Suite 102, Palm Bay.
For more information, call (321) 266-8999.
Tickets will also be available at Laughlin Martial Arts in Palm Bay, Monday through Friday after 4 p.m., at 1260 Malabar Road S.E., Palm Bay, and through the participating artist.
If you are not in a convenient location to get your tickets, call Maria Laughlin at (954) 394-0795 and arrangements will be made to accommodate you.
Also, if you are in need of a tuxedo for the event, stop at Meredith's on S.R. 192 and tell them you are with the event and get 20 percent off your rental.
Interactive digital event
Art Gallery of Viera brings you Jerry Hanzl and its second interactive digital event with the show, "Art and Technology!"
Be a part of the wild, imaginative slideshow featuring Jerry, his wife Cher and Adobe Photoshop!
Member artists will be featured with the best in art fused with technology.
"Techno" refreshments will be served. Be a part of the art!
The event is Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6-9 p.m.
Join in for the openings every second Saturday, 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 (321) 504-4343, or at www.artgalleryofviera.com.
Creative cards and gift-making classes
Bring a friend and learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards and/or gifts.
Create greeting cards, gifts or gift bags. There are new projects each week.
Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $13 price of the class.
The classes will be at the Titusville Art League, 1421 Draa Road, Titusville.
Advanced reservations are needed and may be placed by contacting Ree at (321) 773-0095, (321) 961-2350 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the classes and cards at www.artgallerycards.blogspot.com.
Local artist's work on display
The Strawbridge Art League has announced that the art from the Florida 500 art show (take in last March) is at the last exhibit location in the Mayor's Gallery at Orlando's City Hall. Luis M. Martinez recently tweeted a picture of the display online https://twitter.com/lmartinez3575/status/354326810152038400/photo/1.
Many of Brevard's local artists are in this show; including, but not limited to, Best of Show winner Elizabeth Kaufmann, Anna Jo Vahle, Nancy Dillon, Leala Dunn, Dave Kaufmann, Diana Beacham and many more.
This display is open and available to the public until the end of September.
More photographs are on the website at http://salnews625.wix.com/strawbridgeartleague#!florida-500-years/cqdd.
For more information, call Leala Dunn at (321) 987-8775, email@example.com, http://strawbridgeartleague.org or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Strawbridge-Art-League/105127166217838.