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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.



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.

View of the front of the gallery

Art Gallery of Viera

It was an incredible night at the gallery.  The artists were excited to show their work, the community welcomed us and it was great to see so many old friends and meet so many new ones.  Guests mingled with the artists and learned more about their work all the while enjoying the live music provided by Matthew Heister & Dan Jordan.  Visit us Monday-Saturday 10 am- 9 pm or Sunday Noon- 6 pm at The Avenue, Viera.

The grand opening of the new and improved Art Gallery of  Viera is coming up fast.  It’s this coming Friday, October 15th, from 6-9 pm at The Avenue, Viera.  Weeks of work have gone into the preparations.  Artwork is hung, the classroom is up and running and the sign is finally on the front of the building.  It has been a dream. a labor of love, and now finally, a reality.  Come meet the artists and listen to music all the while enjoying the beauty and creativity that surrounds you.  Hope to see you there!