Posted on November 21, 2010 by blogauthor
I was recently asked by the lovely Gina DeSantis if I would like to join other artists in Animals in Art 2010, which is a benefit for the Orange Arts Center and PetFix Northeast Ohio. Being the owner of two shelter kitties, and an arts lover I couldn’t resist. (Of course it might have had something to do with Gina telling me about the wine pull part of the fundraiser; spend $10 and pull a bottle and it might be worth up to $200. Now THAT sounds fun!)
There’s a special patron party on Thursday December 3rd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Your $30 donation ($25 tax-deductible) gains you entry to the exhibition party with wine, hors d’oeurves and select pieces especially designed with animals in mind from over dozens of artists.
Call the Orange Art Center at 216-831-5130 to reserve your tickets today.
There is also a craft sale on December 11th and 12th, with free admission and lots more art!
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Posted on January 28, 2010 by blogauthor
I’ve decided to add yet another weekly feature. I apologize for the cheesy alliterative titles for the weeklies, but they make me laugh. On Thursdays I would like to start highlighting gorgeous items that fit a particular theme. I’ve found that objects often are even more lovely when you look at them in the context of other similar objects. Collections can be stunning. This week the theme is birch bark, which at first thought may seem rustic, but in actuality can be so fresh and clean looking.
Birch Bark Purse, $75 by Lynn Cyr
Organic Wall Art-White Birch Forest by Kayo of Snow Owl Wood Shop
Rustic Birch Blocks, set of 3, $15 by CrowBiz
Birch Bark Ring, $50 by esdesigns
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Posted on December 8, 2009 by blogauthor
Before you’re tempted to say screw it about holiday shopping, well….go ahead and say Screw It! (Don’t you love it, I’m being all edgy here! haha)
The artist and crafter lineup for the Cleveland Handmade Market has finally been listed, and along with the regular artists who will be hosting open studios in the Screw Factory (The Lake Erie Buiding at Templar Industrial Park) this event is NOT to be missed. May I repeat, NOT to be missed.
Yes, I am exhibiting my work at this event (including my recently unveiled photography, in addition to my modern nature jewelry) yet I’d be completely excited to hit the event to shop regardless. In fact, don’t buy everything before I get a chance to check it out as well.
This is the largest Cleveland Handmade show to date, and should have something for everyone.
Find more information at Cleveland Handmade
Want to spread the word? You can print flyers HERE
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Posted on December 8, 2009 by blogauthor
It’s one of the busiest times of the year, with celebrations and parties, gatherings and gift-giving. This year Cleveland Handmade has geared up to showcase a variety of handmade goods for giving by stocking shops on etsy and throwing three handmade markets. I thought I’d showcase a seller each day all the way up until the New Year to let you know all the gorgeous goods available.
Today’s featured artist is Susan…a.k.a Photohale. She makes a variety of fine art photographs. My current holiday favorite is “berries”
Berries, 8X12 photograph $30
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Posted on November 12, 2009 by blogauthor
There is nothing better than a heartfelt gift during the holidays. If you want to find a gift made with heart and soul, once again the members of Cleveland Handmade are giving you the opportunity this year. In fact, they are giving you not one, but three different opportunities to find the perfect handmade gift for someone you care about.
Cleveland Handmade is presenting the Cleveland Handmade Market at the Valley Art Center on Sunday, November 22, another Cleveland Handmade Market at the Wooltex Gallery on Saturday December 5, and the Cleveland Handmade Last Minute Market on December 19th (also presented by the Screw Factory Artist and I Made It! Market) at the Lake Erie Building.
Visit http://www.clevelandhandmade.com for times and directions, as well as lists of all participating artists.
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Posted on July 2, 2009 by blogauthor
Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the Beachcliff Art Walk. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the art walk, since this was the very first one, but all in all it turned out to be a lovely event. The owners of Studio 22 arranged it, and managed to do an excellent job of running it. We lucked out that the weather was GORGEOUS, they had an amazing lineup of talent, and a never-ending supply of water bottles.
I did manage to sneak away a couple times throughout the day, and thought I would share some photos of my fellow artists. John Musarra of ARC-REN, Architectural Renderings
He had some wonderfully detailed work. I was personally thrilled to see that he had one drawing of Mahall’sBowling Alley in Lakewood, which is such a classic place!
Fellow Cleveland Handmade member SusanK (on the left) along with the lovely designer of Silverbay Designs
Abby Wilson, with her Cement Gardens, which happened to look quite lovely in front of the Pure Enchantment shop.
My latest jewelry display.
I’m not sure why my husband didn’t tell me to fix my hair before taking the picture! I was so happy it wasn’t a windy day!
Filed under: Cleveland Arts and Events, Miscellaneous Information and News | Tagged: abby wilson, Art, art walk, beachcliff art walk, etsy, john musarra, rocky river, shopping, silverbay designs, studio 22, susan k jewelry, valerie tyler designs | Leave a Comment »
Posted on June 3, 2009 by blogauthor
Incandescent bulbs may be a thing of the past by 2012 due to a congressional mandate, and compact flourescents are poised to replace them. One artist however, is making sure that all those old incandescent bulbs aren’t just forgotten and thrown in the trash though.
SteamedGlass by Tim Witteveen, breathes new life into incandescent bulbs. Perhaps one of the most elaborate creations from this artist is “Professor Alexander’s Botanical Vasculum“ You simply must visit the shop to read Tim’s creative (and historic!) description of this organic work of art. It’s an incredibly detailed work with an adjustable magnifying glass, and even a solar powered LED bulb.
Professor Alexander’s Botanical Vasculum, $150
I am completely charmed by these unique works of art! While they are completely stunning, even more wonderful is the fact that Tim has taken recycled art to another level, and also incoporates actual living organic material inside!
Filed under: Sunday Sustainability / Eco-Friendly | Tagged: Art, etsy, garden, incandescent light bulb, nature, organic, recycled, recycling, repurposed, terrarium | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 8, 2009 by blogauthor
The winner of my Gothic Pearl Necklace is Christy!
Her comment was chosen by random number generator.
If you didn’t win don’t despair. You can still purchase your own Gothic Pearl Necklace in my Retro Collection shop.
Visit again though for future contests and deals!
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