Category: Art Galleries


The film created from the 24 hour art challenge “What a Difference a Day Makes” is now on youtube.  Here is the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3cLM3hDI84  It’s about 45 minutes long so save it for when you have time, but I think it’s a very interesting look into the thoughts and processes of these artists.  2 Days, 12 artists/day, 24 hours to complete our piece, and we were required to include 3 out of 7 words or phrases that were revealed to us the morning of our assigned painting day.  (Each day had it’s own completely unique set of prompts)  The film crew visited my studio early on the day I was scheduled to paint.  This is how the piece looked in the beginning.

This is what my painting looked like very early on the day I was painting.

This is what my painting looked like very early on the day I was painting.

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I was a little hesitant when Fifth Avenue Art Gallery invited me to participate in their ‘What a Difference a Day Makes” 24 hour art challenge but I simply can not resist a good challenge.  Especially one that benefits a good cause.  24 artists were instructed to create an original work of art in a 24 hour period that was based on our selection of 3 out of 7 prompts that were revealed to us early in the morning of our assigned painting day.  A film crew visited us in our studio at some point during the day and captured us working on our creations.  For details about the challenge go to http://www.fifthavenueartgallery.com    The works are to benefit Very Special Arts Brevard and info about that organization can be found at http://www.vsabrevard.org   Our day started at 6 am when we received our prompts and I painted well into the evening.  The result is “Choices” a 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas which incorporates the prompts “Just Passing Through”,  “Metamorphosis”,  and “Horizon Line” from a list that included “Shattered”, “Rare”, “Song in Action”, and “Flourish”  It is currently hanging at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery and I’m looking forward to the film premiere and gala reception on the 15th of this month.  I’d love to know what you think about this piece and the concept of the challenge.  Please leave me a comment.

Choices

Choices

Art Gallery of Viera is ready to show off its new location at The Avenue, Viera.  The lights are on and we’ve added 5 new artists!

Come join us on Saturday night, March 1oth from 6-9 pm as we roll out the welcome mat to art lovers, artists, and artist’s lovers.

There will be a cash bar provided by Pizza Gallery & Grill, along with some of their delicious nibbles, live music, and lots of new art as our members present the ‘Best of Art Gallery of Viera”!

Art Gallery of Viera's new location

New location

Art Gallery of Viera is up and running in its new location at The Avenue, Viera.  New address, 2261 Town Center Avenue, suite 111.  Same phone # 504-4343, same website address http://www.artgalleryofviera.com , but the gallery is bigger and better than ever.  A must see!  And there’s room for a few select, new artists.  Check the website for details and don’t miss the Grand Opening on Saturday, March 10th 6-9 pm.

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. 
 
 
Acrylic painting on paper
Opening Night

Finally, the second of the series of three paintings I’m creating for a showing at Art Gallery of Viera is completed.  These are nice sized paintings, bright in color and fun.    I think after my third one though, I’ll be happy to get back to the abstracts I’ve been working on.   For some reason, I couldn’t resist going off on this tangent.  I guess they satisfy my need to work with geometric shapes and bold colors.  Again, the short attention span rears its ugly head.  OK, so maybe not so ugly.

The plight of the Black Cat

Black Cat Rescue

Guests at Art Gallery of Viera
Making some new friends
New friends and old
Halloweird Bunch
If you couldn’t make it to Art Gallery of Viera last night because you couldn’t get to your boat or your waders weren’t high enough to keep you dry, fear not!  The exhibit will be there throughout the month of October.  Odd art of all kinds are on display and you will marvel at the creativity and perhaps wonder “what were they thinking?”   The folks from the South Brevard Humane Society were on hand to dispel myths about black cats and raise awareness of their particular difficulty in getting adopted.  Donations of canned cat food, paper towels, cleaning products, etc. gratefully accepted.
Collage

I Had the Strangest Dream Last Night

 
 
Halloweird, that is.  Art Gallery of Viera will present this unique show from Saturday, October 8th to Friday, November 4th. Don’t miss the opening reception on Saturday, October 8th from 6-9 pm.
Support the Black Cat Rescue with donations of canned cat food, cleaning supplies, paper towels, blankets, etc.  Join us in a group art project.
Costumes are optional. 
I’ll get a first peek working the take-in today and tomorrow and here’s a look at my submission.
For all the latest news about our gallery, go to www.artgalleryofviera.com
Abstract acrylic painting

Tempest

 
 
I’m so excited!  I have applied and been accepted to the Abstract Artist Gallery.
This gallery features the finest abstract artists’ work from all over the world.
Check out the website at www.abstractartistgallery.org    You’ll find a broad selection of abstract works that are exciting and unique.  I am so honored to be included among them.  When they sent my acceptance, they said my work is expressive, spontaneous, and executed with passion.  I agree!  What do you think?
Watercolor painting on paper

Bamboo Moon

 
 Be sure to stop by Art Gallery of Viera this Saturday night, August 13th, from 6-9 pm. for an island experience at our Tropical Daze art show’s opening reception.
My paintings, Bamboo Moon, seen at left, Bamboo, Man Over Board, and a framed (#1)  giclee print of Beach Baby are included among artwork by Art Gallery of Viera artists, as well as several guest artists.  There will be live steel drum music, live tropical birds, refreshments and more!  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy art that suits our Florida lifestyle.  Mediums from acrylic to watercolor and silk to jewelry will be available for purchase.  Meet the artists who create this lovely work and learn more about the talents that surround you here in Brevard County.