Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Vero Beach Arts District - November Happenings!

Art Galleries in
Historic Downtown Vero Beach, Florida
14th Avenue (also called Main Street) and Beyond

Welcome to the Vero Beach Arts District's collaborative blog.  Visit this "Blogspot" for news of coming or current events in the Arts District of Historic Downtown Vero Beach, Florida, featuring the works of renowned artists of the Treasure Coast and beyond, in a myriad of mediums, subjects and styles. In addition to fine art on canvas and paper etc., there is a vast array of jewelry, fiber art, basketry, photography, pottery, raku, artglass, fine art prints, and plenty of the ecclectic for those who dare to love the Avant-garde!

Eight Galleries on 14th Avenue open their doors from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on First Fridays throughout the year for our "First Friday Gallery Stroll," and welcome guests to view new works and the works of their featured artists.  Non-gallery businesses (www.verobeachartspaces.blogspot.com) often feature local and regional artists' work in their establishments, and invite the public to enjoy refreshments, with many having special offers for their products and/or services.

Artists will be on hand to greet you and chat about their work and the work of others.  Enjoy music and refreshments as you stroll in and out of the galleries, viewing some of the region's finest artists. Galleries are clustered in a three-block area--perfect for an evening's leisurely stroll.  This monthly event is free and open to the public, so join us for First Fridays and perhaps find just that perfect piece of art for your collection!

While you're here, dine at one of the 33 fabulous restaurants in or near the Arts District - to see a list click on the following link: www.verobeachartsdistrictrestaurants.blogspot.com
or enjoy cocktails and live music at one of the clubs after the stroll.

37 works of art by Arts District artists were chosen to be printed on banners which now are installed on poles throughout the Arts District.  It is a wonderful way to excite the public about the Arts District, and to honor some of the fine artists of the Downtown galleries.  Look for the beautiful banners (thumbprints shown below), shimmering in the Florida sunlight.

 Special thanks goes out to
1547 20th Street,
for all their efforts, help and expertise,
and for going above and beyond on behalf of the Arts District.

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Of Note ~
 Galleries listed in this blog, and many artists therein on a personal basis, regularly give back
to the community and charitable organizations through donations of artworks,
expertise and financial contributions.

Pick up an Arts District brochure at any of
the galleries within the Arts District or find them
at many of the fine establishments in and around
Indian River County



Friday, December 5, 2014, 5-8 pm





Artists Guild Gallery
1974 14th Avenue
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm
Always open First Fridays 5:00pm-8:00pm for the Gallery Strolls
Also open by appointment or by chance

A cooperative fine art gallery of 18 artists and numerous consignors.
Monthly Guest Artist or special event.  Fine Art, Steel Sculpture, Jewelry, Pottery, Raku, Ceramics,
Glasswork, Basketry, Gourd Art, Prints, Wood Carvings, and a bit of the eclectic! 

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Representing Artist Partners:
Penny Aliyetti - Collage & Acrylics
Gail Bartholomay - Watercolor, Pen & Ink
Marjorie Bohler - Chinese Brushstroke, Watercolor, Collage (also Watercolor Instructor)
Sue Dinenno (President) - Oil, Acrylics, Watercolor

Annette Gekle - Oil, Painting on Glass, Jewelry
Sue Gwinn - Oil, Jewelry
Sherry Haaland - Pastel
I. Joseph - Watercolor
Richard Lavins - Acrylic
Judy Mercer - Watercolor
Dawn Mill - Acrylic, Oil
Gale Orozco - Watercolor
Judy Rixom - Oil
Judith Ragusa - Oil (also Oil Instructor)
Fran San Miguel - Oil, Basketry
Jean Ray Thompson - Oil
Betty Wade - Watercolor (also Watercolor Instructor)
Rita Ziegler - Oil (also Oil Instructor)

Our Consignors:
George Beckman - Steel Kinetic Sculpture
Mary Ellen Bing - Jewelry
Alicia Callander - Raku
Ann Dozetos - Silver Jewelry
Al Gustave - Wood Turning & Carving

Art Classes in several mediums offered weekly 


2041 14th Avenue

Ceramic work ranging from the functional to the conceptual
by eight Resident Artists and other local clay artists

Karen Ekonomou
Cosette Kelley
Kim Mayo
Barbara Miro
Richard Pierce
Maria Sparsis
Trudy von Linsowe


Nancy Blair
Hathaway Brewster
Eileen DiTullio
Janvier Miller
Chris Pierce
Valerie Risher
Ginny Piech Street
Mary Williams


1911 14th Avenue 

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday thru Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
And by appointment or by chance


A fine art gallery featuring contemporary and traditional work in acrylic,
watercolor, oil, collage, mixed media, pastel, jewelry and sculpture.
Guest artists and new exhibits monthly.  Special exhibitions.

Featuring November 4th to 29th:

Abstractions by Shelley and Robert Weltman
Join us for an Opening Reception Friday November 7, 5-8 pm 
"Elation" by Shelley Weltman

"To Bob" oil by Robert Weltman
Coming in December ~

Resident Artists ~
Edgardo Abello
 Realistic Watercolor & Oil - People, Still Life
Lila Blakeslee
Textured Acrylic - Horses, Nature, People
Cheri Cruden
Bold Acrylic abstracts - People, Animals
Barbara du Pont
Photography - Wildlife, Locales
Mary Ann Hall
Watercolor - Flowers, Birds, Nature
Virginia Knapp
Abstracts - Colors, Faces, Found Objects
Barbara Landry
Large Oils - Wildlife, People, Places
Deborah Morrell Polackwich
Mixed Media Jewelry - Woven Beads, Stone, Glass, Silver
Dorothy Napp Schindel  
 Mixed Media Collage - Florals, Wildlife, People, Environments

The Artists we represent: 
Bryan Beck
Glass Sculpture
Walford Campbell
Fine Art Pottery
Joan Earnhart
Terry Green
Ceramic Sculpture
Emily Heinzel
Wax Colored Pencil on Wood
Viola Pace Knudsen
Fine Art Baskets
Francis Mesaros
Sculpted Oils of the Sea
Carol Staub
Abstract Mixed Media


Highwaymen Gallery
R. A. McLendon Art Gallery
Featuring the work of
Roy A. McLendon, Sr. and Roy A. McLendon, Jr.
1951 Old Dixie Highway
(80 East & Old Dixie, steps from 14th Avenue)
Gallery - 772-562-2959
Cell - 772-559-9539
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sunday by appointment

R. A. McLendon, Sr.

R. A. McLendon, Jr.

Island Images' Gallery of Hope

2036 14th Avenue, Suite #101
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Or By Appointment

A unique photographic gallery created by Island Images
Professional Photography Studio, Inc.  Our gallery presents
varied photographic exhibitions throughout the year in which
 a portion of the submissions and sales from these exhibits help us
 continue to provide photographic education, programs and opportunities
 to the underprivileged, students and seniors interested in the photographic arts.

Workshops available for all budgets, levels and schedules.
Receive a FREE CLASS - details on our NEWS PAGE -


Lighthouse Art & Framing
1875 14th Avenue

Hours:  Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Open during all First Friday Strolls, 5:00-8:00 p.m. 
Fine art framing, custom framing, fine art gallery, art supplies, lectures and workshops

Featured in November
Works of
"The Year 2014"
Controversial paintings inspired by the events in Ferguson, Missouri

Painting by Ron Van Sweringen

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Also showing the work of:
Barry Shapiro

painting by Barry Shapiro, Owner of Lighthouse Art and Framing

Life Model Painting--Each Wednesday 6:15-8:15, $15.  Call to reserve your spot! 
40%-60% off Art Supplies
Ask about Kids' Summer Art Camp!

Main Street Vero Beach Studios

2036 14th Avenue
772-480-8353 or 239-273-0243
Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm,
or by chance or appointment.
Also available for group and special showings.


November's Featured Artist ~
Works by
Caroline Frederiksen
Works in oil by Caroline Frederiksen

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Resident Artists:
Sherry Wilson
James Gazlay
Contemporary Painter
Steve Diossy
Marine Art Specialist


1903 14th Avenue
772-778-3443 or 772-643-2964

Join us for the Arts District's First Friday Gallery Strolls ~
Tiger Lily will swing open our doors to greet you, and show you the
New and exciting pieces we have been working on!


A gallery and working studio presenting six artists' fine art
including paintings, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media
Featuring working artists in their studios

Christina Abizoid
Julia Carter
Travis Blanton
Shotsi Cain Lajoie
Sharon Sexton
Glenda Taylor