Sunday and Monday: Closed
1875 14th Ave Vero Beach FL, 32960
TEL: (772) 567-2212
Stroll with us every first Friday of the month in the beautiful historic downtown Vero Beach Art District for an evening of art and culture!
Host an art party for any age, any occasion here at Lighthouse. We provide an image, all the supplies along with the clean-up and everyone goes home with a master piece!
Call Sam at 772-567-2212 to book your party today!
Giving back and supporting our community is part of our mission. Lighthouse Art and Framing is proud to be partnered with the following nonprofit organizations:
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Join us every Wednesday night from 6:15- 8:15 pm for our Open Studio drawing session.
Sketch a live model with your preferred medium, instruction available, $15 fee.
We are the exclusive dealer of Joseph Foster Easels. Finest easels in production, handmade in the U.S.A!
Celebrating after the successful auction of #WhatDoesYourYogaLookLike? canvases. Lighthouse proudly raised almost $400.00 and brought awareness to SafeSpace.
Featuring Lisa Jill Allison
In the Gallery through December.
Lisa Jill Allison is a sight to behold. This statuesque redhead walked into our gallery in paint splattered jeans and work shirt, the perfect picture of a creative dynamo. In many ways her art resembles her personality: vividly colorful, spontaneous, sensitive and perhaps a bit wild. Her latest show titled “Nostalgia” is here to Lighthouse Art and Framing in the Downtown Arts District and it is a virtual birch forest of gaudy color, splashing acrylic paint and untethered energy.
Why birch trees? It seems Ms. Allison grew up in Connecticut, in a home where her second floor bedroom overlooked a beautiful park with a birch grove. In her own words she described how this scene from her childhood became the inspiration for these painting: “amidst the chaos of childhood the birch grove was my sanctuary. From my window all looked perfect. Once in the grove the nicks and scars of the trees showed, yet their overall beauty was so thick it could be tasted. From above or in, I could see the trees were unique, strong and yielding. It is a return to this sanctuary…this series of birch.”
Known for her florals and for abstracts that boarder on abstract expressionism, Lisa has cultivated a large following of art lovers throughout the state of Florida and St Augustine in particular. Her paintings have been flying off the walls at a few of the trendy galleries in that popular tourist town. She is the best selling artist in the Lighthouse stable and has taken on several commissions through the gallery as well.
Lisa Allison’s work is as refreshing as it is bold. Her new direction is perhaps the perfect art exhibit for the holiday season. Her paintings will be on display and for sale at the First Friday Gallery Stroll in Downtown Vero on Friday, December 5th. This will surely be one show not to be missed.
Once in the grove the nicks and scars of the trees showed, yet their overall beauty was so thick it could be tasted." - Lisa Jill Allison
Featuring Lisa Jill Allison
In the Gallery through January.
RED is the color of new beginnings! RED is excitement, RED is love and RED is the most emotional color of all!” - Lisa Jill Allison
Ms. Allison who has been exhibiting her series of birch tree paintings titled “Nostalgia” in the gallery all this month is excited to be doing back to back presentations of her work.
“Lisa Jill Allison is probably our most prolific and certainly our most successful artist in terms of sales” says Barry Shapiro, owner of Lighthouse Art and Framing. “So it was a bit of karma that she came to me and asked for the next available exhibit time. The reaction to her December show has been fantastic and but she had an entirely new series of paintings she wished to premiere and hoped she could get in sooner than later. It was serendipitous that on the day she called we were calling other artists to try to re-arrange the schedule.”
This show expands upon the work that Allison has been processing throughout 2014 and segues beautifully into the New Year. “I believe that RED represents many things” says Allison, “including that energy that one needs to break through to the next level of achievement. With this next phase of my work I feel I’m making that breakthrough.”
Ms. Allison has had several breakthroughs in the last couple of years. Last year she moved her studio from her home in Stuart to the Art Mundo Building in Ft. Pierce. The combination of having expanded space to work and the energy of her fellow artists to feed off of has led to larger canvases, a more focused approach and the development of her own style that seems to appeal to a wide range of artistic tastes. She has also expanded her reach to collectors by exhibiting in galleries as far as St. Augustine and Miami. But it is at Lighthouse in Vero Beach where she seems to have carved out a home. RED will be her 5th show here since the gallery opened almost 5 years ago. For Mr. Shapiro, it is only the beginning. “She’s evolving and we want to make that journey with her. She’s certainly one of the most exciting artists around and she continues to amaze us with her skill.”
We are the premier Art Gallery and Frame Shop in Indian River County. Our mission is to serve the cultural needs of the artists and art lovers of Indian River County and beyond. At Lighthouse Art and Framing, we’re dedicated to promoting all art forms and cultural events. We take pride in delivering the finest service backed up by years of experience and study. We believe in delivering a quality product at a fair price and involving our customers in the process. After all, these are your prized possessions and works! -Barry Shapiro, Owner
With a huge selection of custom frame designs, popular readymade frame styles and a creative approach to handling your precious memories and collectibles, Lighthouse is truly the place where art is everything! We frame everything from baseball cards to baseball bats, from died flowers, to fishing lures, from WWII medals of valor to your own original art!
Melibe Thomas: a beautiful antique Japanese painted fan
Janice Woodbury: WWII
Dr. DeMar: diplomas and certificates for his practice
Bonnie Caffray: a vintage cover of Sailboat Magazine
Kathleen Martin: large Peruvian oil painting
Scott Johnson: several old English watercolors for his showroom
JR Fitch: a series of auto races for his garage
Steve Hoffman: a classic CBS Records poster
Craig Rappel: certificates and diplomas for his office
Phil Summers: multipule giclees
Page 2 Design: 2 enhanced sea coral prints
Katy Lynn Designs: custom mirror designs
J. Price Design: fan coral shadowbox
So many people are in need of a reliable and expert way to clean or repair works that have been damaged by age, exposure to the elements, niotine smoke, mold, or simply by having been mishandled or dropped. Here at Lighthouse, we have saved and repaired countless pieces of art.
Recently, we restored a portrait by Marlene Putname of Opera diva Debra Voight. We also cleaned a watercolor from the early 1800's which revealed elements in the painting that could not be seen before.
Currently, we are working closely with Caroline Carson to clean and reapir a trove of paintings by her very skilled grandfather. The ouvre is comprised genre minitures and highly detailed portraits of large ships on panel. The repair work is painstaking but the end result is marvelous.
Richard Currier, "One Red Apple" Oil on Canvas
Much of our showroom is used as an outlet to display art of various kinds by local fine artists and craftsmen. We strive to represent artists who have perfected their chosen medium, who offer unique and beautiful works.
Ron Van Sweringen- Oil, Acrylic
Dave Farrow- Acrylic
Carol Bennett- Watercolor, acrylic, Mixed media
Cindy Leon- Photography
Greg Ingerson- Mixed media, 3-dimensional
Lisa Jill Allison- Acrylic
Aric Attas- Photography
Rich Gombar- Oil
Barry Shapiro- Acrylic
Franklin Faust- Watercolor
Jeanenne Honstein- Oil, Watercolor
Mike Malone- Woodtuner
Sharon Sedlar- Stained Glass
Nikki Farrow- Jewelry
Richard Currier- Oil
Ger O'Sullivan- Acrylic
Gwen McNenney- Mixed Media
Patricia Hope Miles- Acrylic
Helen Benda- Oil, Acrylic
Virginia Best-Oil, Acrylic
A graduate of James Madison University, Sam moved to Vero in February 2014 and began working with us right away, finishing a frame job with Barry on her first day.
Patricia has always been surrounded by art and fashion. Her early career began as a Wilhelmania model where she had the opportunity to tour the world's great cultural centers. Moving from in front of the camera, to behind the scenes, she became one of New York's top celebrity fashion stylists for TV and film. Patricia has worked with Fortune 500 movers and shakers, movie stars, and celebrities from the world of sports. She has been an adjunct professor at New York's Fashion Insititue, and was a celebrity stylist for TV's "Inside Edition". With a stong background in production, she has also worked as a personal style consultant and set designer for several photographers.
Art, music and culture are her passions. Though never a trained painter, she loved to dabble in what she calls "art therapy" and takes a brush to canvas whenever possible. At Lighthouse the thing she loves most is helping customers select a beautiful frame for their home.
What many people don't realize is that they are really selecting a piece of furniture, just as they would a sofa or table, and that the decision is just as important beacuse the piece can the the entire focus of their room.
Barry Shapiro’s entire career has centered on art and media. His first job, while still in high school was working for an art and frame shop in Livingston, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in painting and drawing and a minor in printmaking. After school he worked as an art restorer, an illustrator and designer before eventually segueing to a career in film and television. As a writer/director he created television commercials, corporate films, public service announcements as well as print advertising. After 9-11 he left New York with his wife Patricia and settled in Vero Beach, returned to painting and bought Lighthouse Art and Framing in 2010.
In addition to framing art he serves on the President’s Committee for New York City Relief for the Homeless, is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, sits on the board of the Business Improvement District of Vero Beach, the marketing committee of S.A.F.E.R.
Southwest PPFA Board Member