Category: Central Brevard Art Association (CBAA)

Things have been so busy lately that I’ve not been able to keep up with blogging.   Art Gallery of Viera’s move and getting settled in, followed by my search, as Central Brevard Art Assoc.’s scholarship chair, for a recipient for the 2012 Youth Scholarship Award has thrown me way behind.  But here is a pic of our new gallery location.  It is so nice now to have all of our artists able to present their work in their own individual space.  Tomorrow, I’ll be removing my work from the Cocoa Library, and I’ll be bringing new work to the gallery next week.  My recent 1st Place Award at Titusville Art League’s show has me totally excited to get busy creating some new work and I just found out that Paula Steere will be starting her Life Drawing classes at the Satellite Beach Rec. Center this coming Tuesday.

Acrylic on illustration board

Night Tide

acrylic on paper
Masquerade Ball

My latest series of paintings is on display now at Art Gallery of Viera, located at The Avenue, Viera.

The Celebration Series includes “Masquerade Ball” (at right), “Opening Night”, and “Bon Voyage”.  Mingled in with these larger paintings are some of my smaller acrylic abstracts including my latest works, “Humanity Sea”, “The Crossing”, and “Awaiting the Storm”.
Last weekend, one of my small abstracts, “Night Tide” above left, received a Merit Award at Strawbridge Art League’s juried show, Water.  It can be seen at the Henegar Center for the Arts, located at 625 E. New Haven Ave. in Melbourne, Florida through January 22nd, 2012.
This weekend, I am exhibiting with the Central Brevard Art Association at their 6th annual Heritage Isle Holiday Art Show.  The show is at the Heritage Isle Community Clubhouse, (a beautiful ballroom setting) at 6800 Legacy Boulevard, Viera, Florida. To get there, take the Wickham Rd. exit from I-95 and go west past the traffic circle. Continue west and you’ll find the Heritage Isle community on the right side of Wickham. The show will be open Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm and on Sunday the 13th from noon till 4:00 pm. 
Watercolor students
My watercolor class shows their work

This is such a busy time of year for artists in Florida after the summer doldrums.  For me, Central Brevard Art Association’s annual Heritage Isle show is coming up on November 12th & 13th.  I have nothing new available for that yet.  My watercolor classes at the Cocoa Beach Library start October 13th.  I have nothing prepared for that yet.  I’ll be in a show at Art Gallery of Viera in November.  I’m actually working on a few pieces for that one!  And that just starts the show season for me.  I’ve spent a lot of time in the studio lately, but I don’t seem to be making any headway.  I know I’ve said I work well under pressure, but good grief, if I don’t show some progress soon, well… that’s just not an option.  I could probably benefit from some time management training.  But who has time for that!?!  Any artists with any secrets to success out there?  I sure could use a few pointers.

Watercolor on paper
Beach Baby

My beautiful “Beach Baby” painting sold at Art Gallery of Viera today and will be living at the ocean where he belongs.

This painting was accepted into SAL’s juried “Go Green” show and was exhibited at the Brevard Art Museum as well as FIT library.  He won 2nd place in 2009 CBAA show and was used to promote the show the following year.  Bye bye, Beach Baby.

Amidst preparing for art shows, dealing with gallery business, working on a one day artist in residence demonstration and working with central Brevard High School Art Teachers to find this year’s scholarship recipient for Central Brevard Art Association, I am trying to prepare for May when I’ll be the featured artist at Art Gallery of Viera.  I’m planning an exhibit of my new series of acrylic abstracts and I find the more I paint, the further behind I seem to get.  I’ve sold some and others are tied up at an exhibit at Pizza Gallery & Grill.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m very pleased that they are being so well received.  I am enjoying them as well.  It seems every time I work on them I discover a new technique or a new tool to use to create an even more unexpected effect.  Here is a new one that is quite different.  Different color palette, different textures.

Acrylic painting on illustration board

Night Tide

Acrylic abstract

Fire on the Water

Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better…
“Fire on the Water” took 3rd Place at Central Brevard Art Association’s
inaugural show at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.
Later, I went down to the Henegar Center for the Opening reception and award ceremony for Strawbridge Art League’s Mini-Vision show and found one of my paintings had won a merit award.  When I talk to people at the shows, I’m amazed at the amount of positive comments I’m getting.  I’ve even had a few folks say they don’t usually like abstract work, but they really like my new pieces.

Changing gears and launching into a new style of artwork and medium can be a little scary.  I find myself thinking, well, I like it, will anyone else? 

Acrylic abstract on illustration board

New Day Dawning

I think this weekend has confirmed that yes, at least a couple of people do.

My painting, New Day Dawning, sold Saturday morning at Central Brevard Art Association’s first show at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.  A lovely young couple told me it reminded them of a trip  they had taken to Times Square on a rainy day, and when I handed them their new painting, he turned to her and said “Happy Valentine’s Day”.  My heart melted.  What could possibly be better than that?

Acrylic on illustration board

By the Light of the Moon

I had a successful weekend in Cape Canaveral (Fri. & Sat.) selling one of my newest acrylic abstracts, “By the Light of the Moon” and a few other pieces.  I chatted with so many art lovers!
Enjoyed seeing several of my students there, too.  Inspires me to work even harder.

I will be at the Cape Canaveral Library 10 am – 4 pm Friday, January 28th & Saturday, January 29th for the Central Brevard Art Association’s 9th annual Cape Canaveral Library Art Show.  I will have many of my new acrylic abstracts as well as a collection of my mixed media collages on display. 

Acrylic abstract on illustration board


The Cape Canaveral Library is located at 201 Polk Avenue, just two blocks off A1A.

 The show is free and open to the public.  Stop by and let’s talk art!


Joy to the World

The Central Brevard Art Association is holding it’s 5th Annual Holiday Art Show this weekend.  The show runs from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, November 13 th and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, November 14 th at the Heritage Isle Clubhouse.   I am featuring my newest painting, “Joy to the World”, available as prints or greeting cards.  I will also be holding a raffle to benefit the Youth Scholarship Program I chair for CBAA.  Two artists have donated original pieces that will awarded this weekend.  Directions:  Take Wickham Rd. west past the traffic circle to Legacy Blvd.  Turn right onto Legacy, into the Heritage Isle community and follow to the end.  See you there!