New Haven Avenue Transforms Into Fine Art Showcase For 2nd Annual Downtown Melbourne Festival Of The Arts March 31 – April 1

Stunning works of art from 150 of the nation’s top artists are the centerpiece of the upcoming Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts on New Haven Avenue. The free, outdoor event takes place March 31 – April 1.  Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels, one of a kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork, or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it here! Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, this fine art showcase presents original artwork, handmade in America, with a variety of mediums and price ranges.

 

 

 

VA sculptor Tom Lowe brings his beautiful wood carving to the Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts

2nd Annual Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts on New Haven Avenue

Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

Downtown Melbourne, East New Haven Avenue

Navigational Address: 836 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

Free and open to the public

 

 

IN artisan Mark Grosser hand-crafts each one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts on New Haven Avenue represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.

“We are excited to return to New Haven Avenue where we continue the long tradition of fine art festivals in downtown Melbourne,” says Alan. “Last year was a great success and the artists have been looking forward to showcasing their work in such a beautiful location.”

 

 

 

 

Melbourne Beach artist Lori Hlavsa used acrylics, oils, airbrush and pencils to create the exquisite “Queen of Garden.”

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original handmade artwork
• 150 local and national artists
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• Free parking available

 

KS fiber artist Jerry Ann Dowdle weaves customized, wearable art

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Coconut Point, FL; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

For additional information on the Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts on New Haven Avenue and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

Palm Bay artist Michael Bullock’s ocean inspired painting

 

 

 

 

 

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25th Annual Indialantic (Melbourne) Art Festival March 24 – 25 Brings Stunning Artworks To Nance Park For Free Event

Art lovers throughout the Melbourne area can celebrate a quarter of a century of a world class showcase at the 25th Annual Indialantic Art Festival taking place in Nance Park on March 24 – 25. The beautiful seaside park will be filled with gallery-style booths featuring thousands of works from visiting artists. Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more during the free, outdoor event. Howard Alan Event’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Visitors will have the chance to meet with the artists and discover the process and inspiration behind each work of art. Family friendly, the outdoor event also welcomes friendly pets on leashes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

25th Annual Indialantic (Melbourne) Art Festival

Saturday, March 24

&

Sunday, March 25

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

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James H. Nance Park

Navigational Address:

201 N. Miramar Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903

Free and open to the public

 

SC metal sculptor Nathan McMagnus’ sea turtle

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the 25th Annual Indialantic Art Festival represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants.

Orlando’s Kenan Sari creates hyper realistic paintings of nautical scenes

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original Artwork Handmade in America
• Artists from Florida and more than 20 other states
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, fiber, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

 

CA artist Josh Fradis’ hand-blown sea life glass work

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:
Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

For additional information on the 25th Annual Indialantic (Melbourne) Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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The Avenue® Viera Welcomes First Fall Craft Festival On October 14th – 15th

Metal sculptures, homemade dips and sauces, one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-painted clothing and more artisan creations will once again fill The Avenue® Viera from October 14 – 15 during the Fall return of The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival. The free, outdoor event brings together the state’s top craft artisans to the popular lifestyle shopping center for a two day, made-in-the-USA artistic celebration.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

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The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

10 am – 5 pm Both days

 

2261 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940

Free and open to the public

 

Inna Scholer “Bluemarine Fantasy”

 

 

Presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), Florida’s longest established craft festival producer, unique and affordable arts and crafts will be showcased in the open-air, pedestrian friendly setting. The craft festival is pet friendly for leashed animals, and includes a full greenmarket of live plants, handmade soaps, delicious edibles and more. Leather works, customized collectibles, practical and whimsical works of all price ranges will be available for purchase. Each artisan is on-site during the entire festival, allowing patrons to meet and to discover the techniques and inspirations behind each piece as they sample and shop from the gallery-style booths.

 

Rita Beard  “Salt Run”

 

 

“We are thrilled to bring the craft festival back this fall to The Avenue® Viera,” says the Center’s General Manager Scott McCarthy. “The high-quality, artisan-created works serve as a wonderful complement to the Center’s own dynamic mix of local and premier retail offerings. It also serves as a wonderful, family-friendly event for our local community to enjoy.”

 

Carol Smith  Sea Glass and Metal

 

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• Juried outdoor craft showcase
• Original crafts – Handmade in America
• Unique and affordable gift items
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $15 to $3,000
• Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
• All crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media: including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
• Green Market – exotic live plants, handmade soaps, savory dips, and gourmet sauces

 

 

Scott Buford Green Market

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the state’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Key Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Venice Art Festival and Craft shows (Venice, FL). The group’s founders personally select unique, culturally rich cities and towns for their show locations, providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

For additional information on The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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Public Is Welcome to Premiere Event, “Art at The Avenue” in Viera, Florida

The Avenue, Viera is excited to announce it’s First Art Festival, “Art at The Avenue”!  Everyone is welcome to stop by, meet the artists and shop on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd from 10 am to 5 pm in the Central Park area. The festival is sponsored by Art Gallery of Viera, in The Avenue. Art judging by Jini James and Suzanne Peiffer will award participating artists $1250 in prizes. Enjoy music in the park, good food, original art, a children’s tent, Chalk painting and more!  The Rickie Report gives you a sneak peek and all the information you need to enjoy this free event!

 

 

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Art at the Avenue Festival

 

Saturday, March 21st

&

Sunday, March 22nd

10 am – 5 pm

Central Park at The Avenue

Lake Andrew Drive           Viera, FL 32940

 

Located in beautiful Central Park at The Avenue, Viera, on Lake Andrew Drive, the first annual “Art at the Avenue” will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015  from 10 am to 5 pm each day.  The public is welcome to this free event, to enjoy the music, children’ art tent, food, chalk painting and original art. 

 

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Meet the Artists and Enjoy Original Artwork!

 

Artwork by Susan Kennicott

Artwork by Susan Kennicott

 

Enjoy the music and good food!

 

Artwork by Eileen Farrell

Artwork by Eileen Farrell

 

 Children’s Art Tent Promises Creative Fun!

 

 

Artwork by Sheryl Hughes

Artwork by Sheryl Hughes

 

Artists participating:

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Artwork by Jaymee Weinrich

 

 

For more information please contact:

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111      Viera, FL 32940

(321) 504-4343

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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CALL FOR ARTISTS! First Annual Art At The Avenue In Viera, FL

Looking for a new venue to show your artwork and fine crafts?  The Rickie Report is pleased to share this CALL FOR ART!  A veteran artist originally from Palm Beach County, Sheryl Hughes, is bringing artists together in her new location for a two-day art event in March.  Viera, FL is a suburb of Melbourne. The DEADLINE is February 6th.  We share the application and information here.  Let us know when you get accepted so we can share your good news!

 

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Located in a beautiful Central Park at The Avenue, Viera, on Lake Andrew Drive, the first annual “Art at the Avenue” will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015 with an option to set up one’s tent and sell on Friday evening as well. Eight awards will be given based on the judge’s evaluation of the body of work within the booth rather than one particular piece. Originality, presentation and mastery of the medium will be considered.

Rules & Regulations

The Inaugural “Art at the Avenue” Art Festival 2015
An Outdoor Fine Art Festival sponsored by The Avenue and Art Gallery of Viera
Phone: (321) 504-4343
Show Dates: March 21 and March 22, 2015. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. There is an option to set up late afternoon on Friday, March 20, and open for business that evening.
Location: Central Park at The Avenue, Lake Andrew Drive, Viera, FL 32940
Application Deadline: no later than February 6, 2015 at midnight EST
Acceptance Notification: no later than February 8, 2015.
Booth Payment Deadline: February 10, 2015

Requirements

1. Completed Application Form (mailed, emailed or hand delivered) plus
2. Three (3) Digital Images of artist work, and one (1) image of booth and
3. Booth fee of $125 (payment to be made after an acceptance email or phone call is received by applicant)

 

Jury Details

Organized and presented by The Avenue and Art Gallery of Viera, jurying for acceptance will be completed by an Art Gallery of Viera committee. Awards will be given by an independent outside judge.
Independent judge(s) will evaluate each booth and the work of each artist. Their decision will be based on the body of work rather than an individual painting or piece. The judge(s) will begin rounds at 10 am on Saturday morning. Award winners will be announced Sunday morning

Awards

First Place – $500
Second Place – $300
Third Place – $200
Merit Awards (5) at $50 each

Site Facts – the Venue

Central Park at The Avenue and the immediate surrounding area as marked. Exhibitors must provide their own means of display that is sufficiently sturdy to withstand out door elements. The artist is responsible for the cleanliness, safety and security of their display. Night security will be provided.

Site Facts – the Display Space

1. Each space is approximately 10×10 ft. Spaces will be assigned in the order the applications are received.
2. Work must be contained within the assigned space.
3. Failure to adhere to the designated space may result in the artist being required to reset their display.
4. Electricity to booths is not available. No generators allowed.
5. Booths must be completely set up and ready to go by 10 am on Saturday, March 21st.
6. Booth breakdown must not happen until after 5 pm on Sunday.

Original Works

1. All work must be original 2 or 3 dimensional artwork produced by the juried artist.
2. Display bins containing prints or reproductions must be clearly marked and identified as such. The bins must not detract from the overall appearance of the booth.
3. All editions should be limited.
4. Work must meet archival standards when applicable.
5. Not more than 10% of the artwork displayed on the walls of the display booth may be reproductions and must be clearly marked as such. Digital Art 1st Edition will be considered original.
6. No commercially made products, ceramics from commercial molds, commercially cut wood products, kit objects, decoupage, bead-work or mass-produced items may be exhibited.
7. No buy-sell items are allowed.
8. All work must be labeled either for sale with the price indicated or marked “Not For Sale”.
9. The committee reserves the right to eject any display which, in its opinion, does not conform to the artist’s work as represented by their juried images.

Important Application Information

Please read the following information carefully. Failure to comply with instructions will result in ineligibility of artist’s application submission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for the jury process. We reserve the right to refuse any application submission.

Deadline For Submission: February 6, 2015 at midnight EST.
1. Applications received after February 6, 2015 midnight, EST will not be accepted.
2. Artists will be notified of acceptance, non-acceptance or reserve status by phone or email by February 8, 2015, All Booth Payments are due by February 10, 2015. All decisions by the committee are final.

Application Submission

Online – The application form information with three (3) digital images of your work, plus one (1) image of booth needs to be emailed to entry@artgalleryofviera.com. The Application Fee of $125 must be paid by the February 10, 2015 deadline (at gallery or by Paypal) after an acceptance email has been received by the applicant. There will be no refunds for cancellation once artist has been accepted including cancellation of the show due to Acts of  God.”


Mail or Drop off
– To submit your application by mail, include your completed Application Form and a CD containing your 4 digital images. Applications may also be dropped off in person at Art Gallery of Viera. Include your application form and a CD with your 4 digital images. Booth Fees will need to be mailed after an acceptance phone call has been received. Payment can also be made at the gallery. All checks/money orders are deposited upon receipt. Make checks/money orders payable to Art Gallery of Viera and mail to: Art Gallery of Viera 2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111 Viera, FL 32940. Any check returned for insufficient funds is subject to a $50 processing fee.

Florida Sales Tax

Florida State Law requires that participating artists have a sales tax number. Each artist is responsible for the collection of Florida State Sales Tax on all sales made during the festival and for remittance to the State of Florida Department of Revenue. Call 850-488-9750 for additional sales tax information.

Art at the Avenue 2015   Artist Application

Artist Name __________________________________

Address _____________________________________

City, State, Zip ___________________________________________

Email _______________________________________________

Phone_____________________________________________

Please include three (3) digital images of your artwork, and one (1) digital image of your booth with this application. If emailing , put this info into your email. If mailing or dropping off to the gallery, please submit images on a CD. Thank you for your application.

 

 

For more  Information:

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111 Viera, FL 32940

(321) 504-4343

entry@artgalleryofviera.com

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291