Sunday and Monday: Closed
1875 14th Ave Vero Beach FL, 32960
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 Megan at 772-567-2212 to book your party today!
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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!
Featuring Carol Bennett
In the Gallery through September
Though she has been creating original, unique works of art for over 15 years and exhibited at places like the Vero Beach Library and Art By The Sea, Carol Bennett’s work is still relatively unknown outside of the Vero Beach Art Club. Yet she remains an indefatigable and ever vibrant interpreter of life in all mediums though she is mostly known for her watercolors and mixed medium paintings. However, in the last year her move to acrylic paints has opened up new avenues of creativity yielding a body of work that is both astonishing and extremely appealing. It has also caused her to paint on larger surfaces than she had done previously.
In Bennett’s own words she describes her transition to this more playful medium: “Watercolor was always my passion. However, one try of acrylics opened up a new love for me. It’s a whole different way of painting and I’ve come out with a new style and more vibrant color.” This new style she refers to is not exactly abstract but an element of abstraction is evident bringing about an entirely new look. As always, her subject matter ranges from fish to fowl, from European vistas to tabletop tableaus. Her natural style is somewhat naïve and can remind one at times of classic American primitives like Bill Traylor or Grandma Moses yet she goes well beyond those archetypes and creates and new category for herself with works such as Whirling Dervish Fish or A Touch of Giverney. Even her homage to Van Gogh, the Yellow Café, goes beyond what the Dutch master could have conceived to create an entirely new work.
Come by and see this wonderful show! On view through the month of September.
Carol Bennett Mixed Media on Canvas $850.00
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!
Recent Frame-Ups at Lighthouse Include:
Melibe Thomas: a beautiful antique Japanese painted fan
Janice Woodbury: WWII Medals
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
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.
Barry Shapiro, Acrylic 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 and acrylic
Dave Farrow- Acrylic
Carol Bennett- Watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media
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
Mike Malone- Woodtuner
Sharon Sedlar- Stained Glass
Nikki Farrow- Jewelry
Richard Currier- Oil
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.
A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Megan moved to Vero in 2011 and began working at Lighthouse shortly after. With a BFA in Art History Megan has a deep appreciation for all varities of art, and enjoys utilizing her design sence and working with customers to frame their pieces. Megan coordinates the shows for our gallery space at Lighthouse, and works hard to find new and interesting art for monthly exhibitions. Our educational programs are constructed by Megan, as well as our "Party with "Picasso" program.
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