The Art Gallery of Viera hosts fifth annual juried art show


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Gallery artist Linda Krupp conducts an oil painting demo at The Art Gallery of Viera. | PHOTO BY WENDY SCHEURINGSure to draw large crowds and excitement, the Art Gallery of Viera will hold its biggest juried art show of the year, “Brush with Success,”Oct. 7 through Nov. 6. 

Now in its fifth year, this unique guest art show is the largest of the events held in Viera’s only art gallery, which hosts monthly shows during the year. Local gallery members as well as artists throughout the country have been invited to apply. 

But, the competition to get a spot in the show is tough. Last year’s event featured 50 unique pieces with 150 artists vying for gallery spots. This year’s show proves to be even more competitive.

“This show helps us get our name out there,” said J. Susan Cole Stone, executive director and a gallery artist. “We are the only art gallery in Viera and our reputation is growing.”

This family-friendly show will showcase a potpourri of creativity, including photography, oil, water color, acrylics, sculpture, pottery, digital art and much more. Artists can enter up to three pieces of artwork in the show. 

Criteria for the artwork for this show require original work that has not previously been on display in the gallery. This year, artists from outside of Florida have also been encouraged to participate. And, according to Cole Stone, the “Brush with Success” show is also a great way for new artists who are not affiliated with any gallery to showcase their work. 

Generous cash purse awards also will entice artists. An awards ceremony will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8, where prizes for gold ($500), silver ($300), and bronze ($200) awards, as well as a merit award ($100) will be awarded. 

“There will also be good food, wine, and a lot of fun,” Cole Stone said. “It will be a nice evening.” VV

The Art Gallery of Viera is located at 2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111, in The Avenue Viera. For more information, call 321-504-4343 or go to artgalleryofviera.com.