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Paris! Paris + horses + magic collage = I was honored to create art at the big time Longines Masters in France,
hosted by the equally big time LUMAS Gallery. Video evidence 1 minute mark here—. 
Morgan Spurlock curated Sundance Art Show.

*Juxtapose Magazine + Thinkspace Gallery = “Juxtaposed” Opening April 21, 2017 @ Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

*POW WOW HAWAII 2017 Group show with Thinkspace Gallery, LA & Honolulu Museum.

*Robots seek human sponsors and artists for mega art show March 31-April 1…


BLACK FRIDAY November 25

Featuring Music-inspired artwork by:
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Plus the WALL Of SOUND, with album-cover-sized artworks by more than 20 artists.
Portion of art sales go to WFIT Fund Drive
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Live music set by: K O N G L O M
$5 cover at the door
After Party at Standard Collective
#artshow #musicandart #artandmusic #321 #soundandvision #blackfriday#turnitupto11 #music #art #rockandroll #egadsound-vision

Sights, Insights: Ten Women in Art

Sights Insights

Derek Gores Gallery is honored to present Sights, Insights, featuring a collection of work by ‘Ten Women in Art’.  Opening Friday, September 2nd, 5:30-8:30pm, during the Eau Gallie Arts District’s First Friday.  The group ‘Ten Women in Art’ was created in the early 1980’s as a platform for female artists to present their works to galleries and museums. Collectively they’ve worked to be featured in over 50 gallery and museum shows across the state of Florida and the Southeast.  Individually their work appears internationally. Throughout it’s 30+ years, ‘Ten Women in Art’ has included over 40 women. The current ten include Becky Beerensson, Marilyn Cook, Nancy Dillen, Lydia Friedland, Carol Garutti, Grace Leal, Susan Martin, Ellen Pavlakos, Nancy Seib, and Jean Thomas. They are art educators, community leaders, art activists and professional artists, deeply committed to impacting their community through their life’s work and their art.  Expect paintings large and small, abstracts, ceramics, digital art, photography, sculpture.

Sights, Insights will be Brevard’s’ premiere of Nancy Dillen’s imaginary oil paintings Cuckoo Land and Sky Tortoise.  In Cuckoo Land, “a soap opera takes place as two birds interact with a worm…houses planted in the ground…chaos is everywhere”.  Marilyn Cook, instructor at Eastern Florida State College will be exhibiting her ‘scanner images’.  Usually working with a digital camera, Cook chose to use a flatbed scanner to create her piece Joy, showcasing to viewers “they can think out of the box and use other tools to create”.  Grace Leal will feature Weeds No. 8, stating, “Human are always trying to control their environments, their lives…even in their choice of plants to love and hate.  In our minds we know, or should know by experience, that this is never possible”.  Exhibit through Saturday, October 1st, 2016.  Artist Talk Saturday September 10th, 11am-12pm.

Old & Improved 2 FRIDAY July 22, 2016


OPENING: Friday July 22nd, 7pm

Back by popular demand ~ Summer group show! All the featured artists begin with a piece of ‘found art’ from a thrift store, flea market, yard sale or any discarded work of art, liberated and reimagined to create a new contemporary masterpiece. Or not. Co-curated by Jamie Meagher and Derek Gores. Music, pop-up boutique by Carly Sinigoi, and liquid art by Edible Arts Catering, all part of the revelry.
Featuring the works of 25+ artists, full list along with up to the minute event details to be posted soon. Sponsorship and artist please email

Derek Gores Gallery is the urban chic art space in the Eau Gallie Arts District, hosting interactive exhibits, workshops, and is the home for Not Quite Right Improv Troupe as well as the TAG The Actor’s Group. The space is available for rent for upscale events. More info at derekgores.comor by emailing


This just in: a teaser quick edit of the Muscle Memory gorgeousness, by Sarah Walker Films. So well done, Marty Mercado and your entire crew. Share!

From Florida Today: Muscle Memory Long Pic

MELBOURNE — On Friday night, something pretty spectacular happened at the Derek Gores Gallery: organizers call it “Muscle Memory;” I called it “live art.”

They described the show as a collaboration of dance and art mixed with multimedia. I didn’t know what to expect. As soon as I walked through the doors, I was immersed in the live art experience.

The event featured live models in front of pieces of art, which, throughout the night came to life in a dance performances.

Muscle Memory

The audience had an upfront and personal interaction with the art and dancers, which featured Patrick Gerstle from Bad Boy of Dance, Frankie Freeman of Atlanta, who appeared last season on Fox’s reality competition “So You Think You Can Dance,” and Jessie Schneider of Marymount University in New York City, to name a few.

“Muscle Memory” showcased the work of Mikael Maynard, visual artist Arianna Gangi, Julia Pontones, floral artist Ann Petrosky, Jaylyn Marie, visual artist Dave Thomas, Electrika Bleu, visual artist Derek Gores and many others.

One of the night’s biggest highlights was when the hip-hop/break-dancing group performed in the dark with strobe lights and neo paint. The crowd went nuts, and so did I.

The event was a total live experience of the art culture, drawing quite a diverse group of attendees.

Held in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, if EGAD continues to bring this kind of stuff to Brevard, I will be there a lot more often.

And so should you.

Some of the proceeds from the show go to the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Manderville is FLORIDA TODAY‘s community content specialist and Date Night Best Bets guru.

Contact Manderville at 321-242-3613


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March is the month of Surrealism…

March is the month of Surrealism.

FEELING SURREAL opening night Friday March 18th 6pm at Derek Gores Gallery

THE SURREALIST GAMES Workshops: Adult Workshop: Saturday March 12th, 9-4pm $95.  Email to register. Kids (ages 8-17) Workshop  Saturday March 19th, 9-12pm $35. Participants are asked to bring sketchbook, wear messy clothes and bring their favorite art making supplies.  The surrealists often played a game called “The Exquisite Corpse” which combines random heads, bodies and feet to produce a surprising creation.  In The Surrealist Games, participants will use the process of “The Exquisite Corpse” as inspiration for visual surprises, improvised landscapes, and encounters with the strange beautiful corners of our minds.  Workshop lead by Danielle Horak, who earned her BA in Studio Art with University of Florida and is currently pursuing her MA in Art Education with the University of Florida.  Her research focuses on play as the origin of art making.

LECTURE “Women of Surrealism: Embracing the Irrational” Saturday March 26th, 11am-12pm, $10. Carla Funk, Florida Tech’s Director of University Museums will present on this fascinating topic.  Surrealist cocktails will be served.

Please direct questions to  SURREAL FB

Not Quite Right: Happy New Year almost…

Not Quite Right Happenings…New Years Eve Show and Party
NQR is here with some good food & drink, sweet dancin’ tunes, a champagne toast at midnight, and, of course, a heapin’ helping of belly laughs.Beginning at 8 p.m. with dinner by Chef Marios Cafe, followed by a full-length show by NQR, followed yet again by more food and dancing with DJ Erick, complete with champagne toast and a cash bar.  Space is limited. Tickets and more info here.