About Us

About UsArt & Antique Window April 2016

Art and Antique Studio is a boutique gallery of fine art located in the area of north Melbourne which used to be the downtown area of historical Eau Gallie before the two cities merged. It is referred to as the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) and is home to several other galleries, the Foosaner Art Museum formerly Brevard Museum of Art, shops, restaurants and a Saturday Farmer’s Market. Every first Friday of the month, the area galleries host an evening art walk from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Besides the wonderful artwork, you will find wine and cheese plus live music as you stroll from gallery to gallery.

There are 14 artists who are regular members involved in this co-op gallery with up to 10 more consignment artists. Mediums range from pottery, watercolors, oil paintings, pastels, photography, jewelry, woodworking, fiber art, glass and gourds as well as antiques. Many of our artists are award winning and signature members of art societies.

The Gallery is also a working studio for the artists and provides workshops and classes on a regular basis in the Courtyard Studio, please see our calendar or click here : 2017 Courtyard Studio Classes for details. Our artists change out artwork every two months to keep the look fresh and exciting. We alternate between 2-D and 3-D, so there is something new every month. We feature an artist or group each month in the main room of the gallery. The featured artist has the opportunity to showcase a large collection of their work. Guest artists are often featured. Currently scheduled shows can be found on our Upcoming Events page. To inquire about holding an exhibit or becoming a consignment artist, please call the gallery at (321) 253-5553.

The gallery is located at 1429 Highland Ave. in downtown Eau Gallie, and is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

First Friday Gallery Walk Held the First Friday of Every Month from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday: Closed except for ArtWorks in November and other street art events

Our History

therese_fergusonTherese Ferguson, founder, had a studio in the back half of what is now the Art & Antique Studio, a fine art gallery. When the front room became vacant, in 2004, friends, artists and the landlord encouraged her to open a gallery. Not willing to undergo this completely on her own, she asked other friends if they would be interested in putting together a co-op gallery. Without hesitation, they all came on board and several are still members today. Therese was in the process of working on her class reunion from Eau Gallie High School class of 1970 at the time and told one of her classmates, Debbie Bowes McElwain, about the upcoming plans and asked her if she would like to join and bring some of her antiques into the gallery. It would give it a nice cozy setting to display art around the furniture and glass pieces, more like your home would look. We wanted the gallery to be different from the traditional white walls and big open spaces where a painting looks great, but completely different on your walls at home.
We also wanted it to be a working studio where our artists could work and create at the same time as well as be able to teach classes. As artists we are always visiting other galleries as we travel and love the ones where you have the opportunity to meet the artists and have the opportunity to see what they are working on. Quite often these pieces sell before they are finished because a client stops and watches and then builds a close connection to the artist. We love the opportunity to share with others our talents and thought processes in our creations.
“Kaleidoscope” is our annual 2-D and 3-D art show, juried for artist’s entrance and judged for money awards. It is a big attraction, and runs through the month of April.

We have sponsored youth artists inviting them to be featured and experience a gallery opening, as well as sponsor an award at the Eau Gallie ArtWorks Art Festival. Our award also includes a show at the gallery.

We feature a special artist or group every month with opening receptions the First Friday of every month from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. This is part of the monthly First Friday Art Walk on Highland Ave. Music usually starts by 5:30 and continues till the crowds stop. Galleries and shops in the Art District are open for guests to browse their stores. Many of the galleries put out nice refreshments for the evening.

During the last couple of years, we have showcased artists Linda Schuler, Richard Winslow, Gretchen Ten Eyck Hunt, Vicki Busby, Jeanette Drake, Karen Lewis, Sharon Earl Burridge, Tom Powers, Bill McCoy, Barbara Milford, Sandy Johnson, the JUGS  and Charles Vellek, . As well as artwork by our members, the Gallery showcases sea glass jewelry by Lynn Brezina and several others, pottery by Anne White Scruggs, hand carved wood knitting needles by Tonya Cleary, handmade soaps by Penny Shellhorn and prints from Joyce Warner of local scenes.

Founding Members

  • Therese Ferguson
  • Debbie Bowes McElwain
  • Georgio Dianne Coursey
  • Beverly Pinyerd
  • Andy Mize
  • Joanne Gardner
  • Chris Current
  • Donna Gensler
  • Joyce Warner
    Art & Antique Gallery in the art district of Eau Gallie (EGAD) which is an “Old Florida” area of Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida, offers many mediums of art such as watercolors, oil paintings, digital art, photography, fiber arts, silk art, pastel paintings, gourd art, pottery, glass, mosaics, sculpture, dolls, jewelry and other unique locally handmade items. Adding a home feeling to our boutique style gallery is the collection of antique furniture and glassware. Our teaching facility, The Courtyard Studio, offers all levels of classes by some of the best known (and loved) artists in the area who share their knowledge of watercolors, oil painting, fiber arts, portraiture, acrylics and other art forms. The Courtyard Studio is available for outside the co-op artists to rent for classes and workshops.