Sunday, April 24, 2011

Love, Love, Love

It's all about love today on this beautiful Easter! Carlsbad artist Lia Strell has hand crafted this "Love" pendant in sterling silver. It hangs on cream colored ribbons and is a take on one of her larger sculptures. Lia recently had the dedication of her large scale sculpture "Ribbon of Hope" as part of the Wolfstein Sculpture Park at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. The gallery also has tabletop sculpture by Lia. We invite you to come in have a look!
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ART of the BOOK - Accepted Submissions

Thanks to all who submitted!  We had a wonderful showing with submissions from 18 states and Hungary!  Following is the list of works to be exhibited. *Indicates image is on the invitation.

Madelyn Garrett                      “A Book of Hours”  *
                                                “A Time for Small Things”
Pamela Blotner                       “Fluke’s Chronicle”
Josie Rodriguez                      “Prescription for Poetry”
Sarah Haig                              “Document of Unconscious Actions”
Geoff Silvis                             “Hooked on Phonix Worked for Me”
Marie Marcano                       “Spirals”
Salle Taft                                 “Pie Shaped Book”
Jacqueline Jacobs                  “A Time for Everything”
                                                “Spinning Stories”  *   
Blake Kern                              “Life Drops Bombs”
Ruth Kennedy                         “A Room Without Books”
Betty Martinez                         “Tarot for the Timid”
Brad Dinsmore                        “70 Sheets”
Maryann Riker                         “Domestic Partners”
                                                “Domestic Intimacy”
Nathaniel Filbert                      “Lamentations”
                                                “Decline and Fall”
Orly Avineri                             “My Mini Face Book”
                                                “Naturally Yours”
Risa Gettler/Edna Wright       “Big Dragonfly Book”
Amanda Young                       “Upcycled”
Al Rodriguez                           “Random Thoughts”
Joy Campbell                          “In The Groove”
                                                “Patterns of Grace”
Otis College                           “Creation”
Genie Shenk                           “Spiral Inkling”
Elaine Antoniuk                       “Commemorative Window”
                                                “Words on a String”
Pal Csaba                               “Exit”
Claire Jeannine Satin              “Pentimento XIII-Hamsa Noiratra Dore”
Sara Parkel/Peter Spagnuolo “Egg and Dart”
Scott Lingner/Gaelan Gilbert   “Spaces”
Sun Young Kang                     “The Story of Thousands of Stars, 2”
Raymond Gaddy                     “Book of Travels, Vol. 1”
Jennifer Hines                         “Crevices”
Kelly Roe                                “UNjust”
Helen Shafer Garcia                “X’s and O’s”
Linda Shaffer/Denise Stephenson      “Despair”
Maggie Puckett                       “Total Ocean Recall”
Austin Straus                           “Large Holey Book”
Barbara Bussolari                   “Dreams”
Gregory Dirr et al                    “Abrasion”
Andrew Huot                           “Exits West”
                                                “A Guide to Dogs”
Casey Lowry                           “Repeating Myself”
Lark Burkhart                          “Regifting the Pink Lizard”     

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Take a look at this fantastic piece from fiber artist Nadine Spier.  The piece, titled Whirlwind is part of our 2011 Juried Exhibition.  While Nadine calls her work basketry, we like to say it is Wizardry as it seems to defy normal basketry practices.  Its coiled turns create a sort of roller coaster for the art set!  And, amidst the beauty are several handmade glass beads woven into the design.  Come take a look for yourself!  Nadine is also offering her new DVD for those inspired to have a go at it themselves.