Category: Art Gallery of Viera


This month I am honored to be the Artist of the Month in Citywide Arts & Entertainment (Space Coast, June 2012) magazine.  My painting “Night Tide” is on the cover and inside there is a two page spread with photos of  two other paintings, “Symbolism” & “Harbor Lights”.  Pick up your free copy at Art Gallery of Viera, at The Avenue, Viera.

Also, a picture of my painting “Awaiting the Storm” can be found on page 38 of On View Magazine.  You can check it out at

http://issuu.com/onview/docs/on_view_06-07.2012/39#share

Award winning acrylic painting

Night Tide

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.

First off, here are pics of my work at the Central Brevard Reference Library.  These will be on display through Wednesday, April 25th.

Coming up this weekend is Titusville Art League’s 48th Annual Spring Show.  Registration is tomorrow, Thursday 29th from 10 am- 8 pm.  Awards reception will be Saturday 30th 6-9 pm.  Be sure to check it out at The Parrish Medical Center at 951 North Washington Ave. (US 1)  I have a new painting I’ll be entering there so you’ll have to let me know what you think of it.

On Saturday, April 14th, Art Gallery of Viera will host a reception for “Imagine” from 6-9 pm.  Don’t miss the fun!  We’ll have a few guest artists exhibiting with the members, and you’ll really like their work

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
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.

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