Saturday, February 25, 2012

Painting Parties in 2012!

New in 2012...
Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of our painting events!

Great for a girls' night out, a break from the book club, a special celebration, or simply a chance to explore YOUR inner artist while sipping and tasting! Bring your favorite beverage and follow along with Donna Emley as she shows you step-by-step how to paint a beautiful masterpiece uniquely yours that you will take home at the end of the evening.

Next "party"...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012...
"Canvases and Cocktails"
6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $25 per class
Class size limited to 12.
Cost includes paint, brushes, and canvas. BYOAB (bring your own adult beverage); water and iced tea will be available. We will be providing small tastings paired with the painting process.

Click here to see photos of previous "Sip, Taste, Paint, Repeat" parties.

For more information, or to reserve your space, email us at or call 432-5498.

- Please plan to arrive between 6:00 and 6:15 pm.
- We will be painting with acrylic paint and it does not come of out clothing. Aprons are provided.
- Come to relax, have fun and
A minimum of 6 is necessary for each class.
Reservations required. No shows will be billed. If class is cancelled
due to inclement weather, there will be no charge.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Shopping Spree at gallery8010

Holiday Shopping
5 Days Only!
20% off ALL items!
50% off
select artists!
Unique pieces, new arrivals,
limited artist collections, including:
> New "bold statement" necklaces from Collem Designs
> Stunning contemporary metal from Sarah Cavendar
> Whimsical, vintage-inspired jewelry from La Contessa
> Limited prints, paintings and more!

Holiday Shopping Hours — 5 days only:
11:00am-5:00pm this week
Fri., Dec. 2nd & Sat., Dec. 3rd
11:00am-5:00pm next week
Wed.-Fri. — Dec. 7,8 & 9th

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2011 Inspiration - Sip, Taste, Paint - Repeat!

We've been enjoying some of our own "March Madness" at the gallery in 2011 - and it's been great fun! We're getting ready to add some unique opportunities at the gallery this spring and have been testing the waters with some wonderful groups of aspiring and inspiring "artists."

This past Friday evening, 7 women and one 3-year-old gathered for our "Sip, Taste, Paint, Repeat" - with spring flowers as our theme. Our "Inspiration Wall" provided just that - ideas and reference to help us get started. The group enjoyed four "courses" - each a step of building the painting, as well as tasting a new wine and a food pairing. Part of our inspiration DID come from watching the 3-year-old - because she painted so freely and without an inner censor. We loved what she reminded all of us to do too.

Watch for opportunities to participate in upcoming "Sip, Taste, Paint, Repeat" Parties - these are great for a girls' night out, a corporate retreat, a childrens' birthday party, or any group who enjoys exercising their right brain a bit. The process is true and tried, and the sip and taste are simply icing on the creative cake!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2010 Open House Photos

Thanks to all of our featured artists (and art shoppers) during Oct., Nov. and Dec. 2010. You can check out photos from our open houses and artists receptions by clicking here. We also enjoyed featuring a few other local businesses - WineTime, Olive Twist, and Madeleine's Bakehouse - as part of our receptions.

The gallery was closed in Jan. and Feb. of 2011 - partly for inventory, partly while we were out of town working on a EDG project (and checking in with some of our out-of-town artists in the southwest), and partly to prepare for a few new events we have coming up this spring. Stay tuned.......

Thursday, December 23, 2010

White Christmas

If this cool groove doesn't put you into the mood for Christmas....

Thank you for stopping, for shopping, and for supporting the local, regional, and national artists featured at the gallery. We wish everyone a very joyous and blessed holiday season...and all the best in 2011.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Out of Africa" Reception and Open House

Thanks to everyone who came out to our "Out of Africa" Artist Reception and Open House in November.

So many enjoyed seeing and learning about Chicago-area Artist Amy Odom's exhibit of African-inspired original paintings and giclee canvases and prints, plus a small selection of limited edition, African-inspired glass pendants. Her originals went back to Chicago with Amy, but prints and some of the glass pendants are still available.

We also enjoyed offering tastings of organic, sustainable African wines from WineTime and yummy olive oils and vinegars from The Olive Twist at Covington Plaza. For those with a sweet tooth, French-cafe inspired sweets from Madeleines Bakehouse were a big crowd pleaser.

Other featured artists included hand-carved serving utensils by Jonathan's Wild Spoons, silver metal jewelry by Alice Ward Seely, ceramics by Janine Sopp, glass vessels by Bernard Katz, "wild" wooden purses by Timmy Woods, jewelry and animal print handcrafted purses by Collem Design, and cuffs, earrings and necklaces by the South African artists of World Shoppe, a fair trade boutique.

Thanks to the artists, local retailers and all those who stopped in to shop, taste, or learn more about local, regional and national artists.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Many artists going or utilizing "green"

The American Craft Council celebrated "green" by featuring artists who view "going green" as a method of artistic expression. The council now recognizes a category — "GreenCraft" — at most of the shows in the past few years, and close to 25% of artsts create all or a portion of their work with recycled materials and/or sustainable processes. More and more artists are using or incorporating found, recycled materials and/or sustainable processes.

On Saturday, at 2:00 pm at the gallery, meet artists Amy Morris and Katie Stapleton from "Recyc-Le-Bowls" — incredibly crafted decorative art in the shape of swirls, stars, flowers and more — made from recycling shredded documents and paper.

A few of the other "green" artists you'll see this weekend include:

"Art for the Soul" — Napa Valley artist Jennifer Utsch creates affirmations, picture frames, and more using reclaimed metal

Twisted Sisters — Nashville artist Linda Hobdy used metals, wood, glass and other found treastures to create unique and whimsical lamps, sculptures, sconces, centerpieces, and more

My Mother's Buttons — Washington state artist Linda Wright collects antique and vintage buttons from around the world and as far back as the 18000's to create one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories

Freakin' Billboards — Indianapolis artists Beth Mast and Ann Stark create one-of-a-kind artistic accessories (purses, totes, bags, clutches) out of recycled highway billboard vinyl