Saturday, November 24, 2012

ArtFirst Bay Area Launch Party! Saturday, November 24 5-8pm

Today is the big day for ArtFirst a collective of Bay Area Artists.

Fine Art & Crafts Pop Up Shop  at the The Village Shops and Galleries in El Cerrito

Some high­lights include blown glass by Holly Wallace,

vintage-inspired loomed beadwork by Julie Long Gallegos,
abstract photography by kayla garelick, assemblage art by Beka Brayer, nature-based arts and crafts by Heidi Rand, mixed media and fiber arts by Grace Taormina, fused glass jewelry and handmade soap by Jane and Nadine Robbins-Laurent, artisanal botanical perfumes by Laurie Stern, painting by Victoria Veedell, Rachel Taormina and our host Mark Canepa, and much more!

The Gallery is open today at 12:00 pm. 

The Launch Party is 5-8pm  wine and yummy nibbles will be served.

November 24 - December 2
Pop Up Party - Saturday November 24, 5-8pm
The Village Shops and Galleries
10330 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito, CA 94530
Hours: Wed. - Sun. 12 pm - 6 pm

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What a Hoot!

Yesterday, I was doing research for a project for the SF Etsy Team. I spent a good part of the day looking at all the Bazaar Bizarre vendors Etsy shops and websites.    I was dazzled by the incredible talent that will be on display next weekend Dec. 1 & 2 at the Concourse in San Francisco.   I started making my shopping list!  More fabulous finds to come!

Owls are all the rage this season:

This is super cool Owl Map - made to order using a map of your choice.

Courtesy: Marissa Carter of Granny Panty Designs, Owl Map - made to order

Check out OodleBaDoodle's shop for one of a kind nerd owls!
Courtsey: Rebecca Saylor, One of a Kind City Nerd Owl

How about a Shifty Owl greeting card by MAHOOHOO 

Courtsey:  MAHOOHOO, Shifty Owl greeting card

EvelynX Gift Shop makes adorable mini owl ornaments.  Made with wool felt, fleece and cotton fabric. 100% hand embroidery                               
Courtsey: EvelynX Gift Shop, Mini Christmas Owl Ornaments       

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tiny Show at Studio Gallery

There is still plenty of time to see the "Tiny Show" at Studio Gallery.  The show closes on December 23.  There is so much great artwork to see by 200 local artists.  Jen and Rab did a great job curating and  hanging the show.  All the work is under $400.  Very affordable and perfect for gift giving.  Who wouldn't want an original piece of art? 
Victoria Veedell "Summer Green" oil on linen 6" x 6"

There were so many red dots on walls at the opening reception on November 11.  I was happy
to learn that 2 of my paintings sold before the show opened. 

Victoria Veedell "Vermont Snow" oil on linen 6" x 6" SOLD

Courtesy Studio Gallery - San Francisco
STUDIO Gallery
1815 Polk Street
(between Washington and Jackson)
San Francisco, CA 94109