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Arts Notes - the Beaches
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Posted: 2013 Nov 15 - 06:24

To all artists, musicians, vocalists and writers

The Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, a nonprofit 501(c) 3, supports local promising, creative talent with competitions, venues, grants and cash awards.

Currently, the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard is seeking entries for "Teen Authors of Brevard."

The organization is searching for youngsters with "a way with the written word" for a short story competition - those teenagers, who can invite the reader to enjoy a good story and come away feeling informed and entertained.

For more information, visit www.CAFOB.org or email TeenAuthors@CreativeArtsBrevard.org

'All That Art' at the King Center

A juried exhibition and competition titled, "All That Art" will be on display in the Harris Gallery located at the Maxwell C. King Center through Sunday, Nov. 24.

The exhibit features a collection of work created by Brevard County artists.

This year's winners are:

o First Place: Lynda Kodwyck

o Second Place: Terezia Csori

o Third Place: Mary H. Antes

o Fourth Place: Denice Van Waardenburg

The display is presented by the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, Inc., a nonprofit 501c(3) organization formed in 2007 to provide assistance and support to creative artists of Brevard County with exceptional talents in the fields of music, drama, dance, literature and visual arts.

Support for these programs are generated from fundraisers and the generosity of concerned citizens.

The King Center for the Performing Arts is at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

For more information, contact Suzanne Frank at (321) 254-3398 or sculptorsp@aol.com.

Workshop, pottery classes

Outlaw Pottery will present:

o Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Beginner wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults. Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N. U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa. Call (321) 292-0762 or visit www.outlawpottery.com.

o Tuesdays: 4-5:30 p.m.: Kids pottery class. Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N. U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa. Call (321) 292-0762 or visit www.outlawpottery.com.

o Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Beginner wheel-throwing pottery classes for adults. Outlaw Pottery, 3475 N. U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa. Call (321) 292-0762 or visit www.outlawpottery.com.

Outlaw Pottery, LLC, studio, school, gallery and supply is at 3475 N. Cocoa Blvd., (U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa.

For more information, call Rosalie at (321) 292-0762 (Rosalie) or Jason at (828) 896-3288, visit info@outlawpottery.com or visit www.ouotlawpottery.com.

Art on display

The Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne, Art on Display for November will be a display by Melinda Meers, Mary Alice Campbell and Al Gianella.

Siri German and Lori Knerick coordinated the artwork.

For more information, call (321) 255-4304.

Art show at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

The Friends of the Enchanted Forest, Inc., will host and sponsor "Art in the Forest" at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Friday, Nov. 15, from 6-9 p.m.

This Friday evening formal event will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages prepared by Jolene's Custom Cuisine, interactive participation in a non-juried People's Choice competition, classical music accompaniment, as well as the opportunity to acquire highly desirable arts.

The admission for this evening's event is $20 per person, and $35 per couple.

The Saturday daytime event, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature "en plein" air painting, musical accompaniment and the opportunity to acquire highly desirable arts.

Both indoors and out, there will be no admission fee for the Saturday day event.

This art show will host nine well-known, north Brevard-affiliated artists, presenting their acrylic, oil and watercolor works in the genres of various scenes of the natural world, landscapes, flora and fauna scenes and the like.

They are: Jason Altizer, Ruth Barnhart, Kathy Benson, Diane Cannon, Scott Hatch, Kat Alexandra Haze, Linda Krupp, AnnaJo Newman Vahle and Yvette Whitmore.

The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is at 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville.

Contact Friends Arts in the Forest team member Barbara Hoelscher at (321) 268-5888 or bhoelscher@cfl.rr.com to purchase tickets for the Friday evening event.

Fabrics for adults

Fun with fabric for adults with Dij Pacarro will present:

o Fabric collage - funky faces: Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Using fabric scraps, create a whimsical self-portrait, or a portrait of a friend, real or imaginary. No sewing required. Cost is $25.

Optional Kit includes everything you need - $15).

To register, contact Dij Pacarro at quilterdij@earthlink.net or (321) 806-5550.

Class size is limited, so register early. Payment is required at time of registration.

The classes will be at the Art Gallery of Viera in The Avenue Shopping Center, 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, Viera.

For more information, visit www.artgalleryofviera.com.

Annual Holiday Craft Show

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is once again the place to shop for economical, handmade in America, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

This year, they have added many more unique handmade crafts, both functional and decorative, from the country's best artisans.

There is blown glass, handmade dolls and books, pottery, unique Christmas ornaments, jewelry and more.

It is a fabulous place to get all your holiday shopping done, with unique gifts to please the pickiest person, in all price ranges. People come back year after year for ornaments.

For more than 30 years, the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery has been known for the best in handcrafted gifts for your friend and family.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery is artist owned and operated and is located in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum.

The show runs through Dec. 31.

The gallery telephone number is (321) 259-8261. Visit the gallery online at www.fifthavenueartgallery.com and on Facebook.

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.

We create greeting cards, gifts or gift bags, with 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 or $15 for non-Titusville Art League members.

Advanced reservations are needed by the prior Monday and may be placed by contacting Ree at (321) 773-0095 or (321) 961-2350 or at reenathan@bellsouth.net.

The classes will be at The Titusville Art League, 1421 Draa Road, Titusville.

Festival of the Trees

Members of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will be decorating a tree for the Junior League's "Festival of the Trees," to be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17 at the Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.

Members of the gallery are creating 40 pieces of original artwork that will be framed in gold and silver frames to decorate the tree, along with traditional ornaments.

For more information, call (321) 259-8261 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

'Street painting' in Eau Gallie

Join Florida Chalk Artists Association members as "street painters" at the ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 8 a.m.

High school students and adults, who are beginners or experts, may participate in this chalk art event, as they take to the sidewalk in the Eau Gallie Arts District with soft pastels.

Judging and awards will follow. Members of the Chalk Artists Association who have paid their annual dues ($5) will be eligible for cash prizes.

Sign up in advance by contacting Chelsey Austin at cscottdraw@gmail.com.

Instruction, coaching and chalk are available upon request.

For more information, contact the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at (321) 259-8261 or visit www.fifthavenueartgallery.com.

The gallery is at 1470 Highland Ave., Melbourne.

December solo art exhibit

Siri Lynn German will exhibit her 3-D, mixed media and pen and ink artwork the month of December in a solo exhibit at Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., in Melbourne.

Hours are Monday, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Artwork is for sale through the artist.

Do your Christmas shopping here if you want to buy a one-of-a-kind gift!

For more information call (321) 255-1890.

Call for arts and crafts vendors

Everest University is looking for arts and crafts vendors to sell their wares at the Holiday Open House, Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Everest University, 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne.

Everest University is inviting the community to tour the campus and learn about the educational programs offered.

There will also be a silent auction to raise funds for one of the students, Jennifer Skelton, who is fighting cancer. All profits raised will go directly to Jennifer's fund.

There is no charge to register, but you must bring your own tables, tents or browser bins. All sales are yours to keep.

If you would like to reserve a spot to sell your arts and crafts or donate artwork for the silent auction (or both), contact Deb Pettigrew at (321) 446-8992 or at dpettigrew@cci.edu.

Local artist wins First Place at show

Melbourne artist, Nancy Dillen, traveled to Phoenix to attend the opening of the "Animal Other" exhibit at the Shemer Art Center and Museum.

Only two awards were given.

Ms. Dillen's "Ready to Play?" won first place.

Curator Ally Glowacki asked if there is a point where animal ends and human begins.

She said that "Ready to Play?" epitomized the essence of the concept of show's theme.

The Shemer Art Center and Museum is located at 500 E. Camelback, Phoenix, Ariz.

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