Saturday, December 25, 2010

The last week of 2010

To celebrate the snow and the holidays...we'll be closed Saturday, December 25 through Tuesday, December 28. We'll also be closed New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  If you'd like to come by, please call me (for my number, please call the gallery). 

Thank you for your support this year!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Another artist in Southern Living!!!

Our artist, Barabara Biel, was just in Southern Living! That's 2 for us this!  And, we just got a shipment of her gold and silver leafed hearts and crosses in on Wednesday. We have necklaces, paperweights, candleholders and cross ornaments (all ranging from 24-100). They are lovely!!!

Click to see Barbara Biel in Southern Living

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fun and lovely gift ideas from Hanover

We have lots of new gift items this season to choose from! All original and most from around here. A couple of suggestions....

Hearts and Crosses from Barbara Biel

Happy Clay by Niki Crosby

Jewelry by Cheryl Van Dyck

Mugs and vases by Ed and Kate Coleman

Topo Vessels by Dana Terry

Jewelry by Janet McCoig

Cheer Ups by Karissa Chase

And much more!  New art is arriving every day.  Please stop by and check it out!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NorthShore Holiday Open House 2010

Please stop by this weekend for the NorthShore Holiday Open House! We have new works coming in daily with lots of new handmade gift items. New paintings just in from Trevor, new jewelry from Painted Pearl, new work from Erin Chapin, new ornaments from Hadley Kelly, new holiday plates & platters from Niki Crosby and much more!  We look forward to seeing you! 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kim Barrick Workshop - a couple of spots left!

We have just a couple of spots left for the workshop on Oct 7, 8 and 9.  Please call me if you are interested!  It is going to be a great workshop with a good group!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Clay Creations by Susan Blalock

Susan Blalock stopped by today with some new clay works...pictured is a sample of some of the fun items.  I love the new lambys she made for the holidays.  Also, check out "Gnomie" and "Elfie"...doesnt they just make you think of the Rock City visits when you were young?!?!  For those of you who don't know her, Susan is a local artist who has been making wonderful clay creations for over 30 years.  Please stop by and check out her latest work!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Art Arrives in Virginia!

We happily hang art purchased locally or go help clients find a place for a piece they've fallen in love with.  I love knowing where a piece we loved and selected for the gallery ends up!  We shipped this 48" square piece by Melissa Payne Baker out last week on a long journey to Virginia. It arrived safely yesterday and the happy owner immediately hung it and texted us this pic.  LOVE IT!!!  

(Thank you to Jordan at the Hixson UPS location for helping us get it there safely and under the freight requirement!  You were a life saver after our other experience!!!!)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fine Art and Football for the Gallery Hop!

I am a Southern girl through and my art and love my SEC football!!!  During the Gallery Hop, there will be some great games on we just don't want to miss. So, we'll have a board with updated scores and "footballish" food.  As always, we're opening our Annual New Works show.  Stop by the gallery and we'll have current scores, drawings for prizes, signups for workshops, registration for Wet Canvas, and plenty of fabulous art to shop for!  We're starting at 2 and ending at 9!  Don't parking behind our building.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More Art for the Hop! Moni Hill & Millie Gosch

We went away for this weekend and have returned successful!!!  New fabulous work from Moni is so fresh and yummy!  Picked up work from Millie Gosch, inlcuding a beautiful piece with barns and cows in the distance and the still life above.  I can't wait to get the work on the walls!  Mom and I worked all day yesterday and we still have more to go.  Don't mind the mess...stop by for first pick before the Gallery Hop!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Painting, painting and more painting!

Oh boy, it is soooo crazy busy at the gallery.  I decided to repaint the little side walls yesterday a little sprucing up for the Gallery Hop next weekend.  Thought I'd knock it out before we opened....well, I forgot how busy labor day weekend is!  Happily forgot!  Before I had paint cans open, I had a client knocking on the door needing a birthday gift quickly.  It didn't stop.  I looked like a crazy lady in splattered paint clothes all day.  But, we had a great time and met so many nice people including tourists from Minnesota, Alabama, Georgia, and Indiana folks who've just moved here.  All around great day!  I'm heading over now to get an early start on the wall painting.  Stop by today if you have a chance...there are new paintings propped everywhere for the show we open next weekend.  Its jumbly, messy and very comfy there but you can get first pick of the new work!

Kim Barrick - Still Life in Oils Workshop - October 2010


Kim Barrick and I finalized her October workshop we had to reschedule from May.  It is Thursday through Saturday, Oct 7-9. Class will be from 9-4 (1 hour break for lunch) each day. We are holding a get-to-know-you social Thursday from 4-6 with wine and cheese for Kim and class participants.

This workshop is focused on still life in oils. If you've seen Kim's work, you know it is wonderful! Best of all she gives a lot of technical information.  I've heard all great reviews on her teaching style too! She will do a short demo at least 2 days, critique on Satuday after lunch. Cost is $350.

(I'll be taking the class too...we'll learn a ton and have a blast!)  This class is limited to 8 participants so call me to sign up 423.648.0533! 

Class supply list can be found at
Also, we have enough easels and tables for everyone at the gallery.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Introducing Melissa Payne Baker for the Gallery Hop!

We're so excited to introduce Atlanta artist Melissa Payne Baker to Chattanooga.  Melissa brought new paintings yesterday for the annual New Works show that we open on Gallery Hop day! The pictures don't do them justice!  They are beautiful and have wonderful texture too.  Stop by the gallery if you have a chance for a sneak peak.  Of course, there are paintings propped everywhere as we are recieving work daily for the Hop!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Getting Ready for AVA's Annual Gallery Hop!

Busy, busy here!  Mom and I have been meeting artists almost everyday getting the artwork gathered for the gallery hop. (Dont forget....Sept 11 from 2 - 9!)  This morning we're heading over to Erin Chapin's studio to check out her new work.  She's been incredibly popular for us this summer!  I'm looking forward to seeing what she has ready for the fall.  I'll post some new images here and on facebook. 

We've already received work from Susan Doubleday, Toby Penney, Georgia Nagle and Jo Ann Bracey.  Georgia and Jo Ann are both showing some work with a new twist.  Susan brought new pastels and collage (check out "Looking for Dinner" above - I love it!!!)  I'm looking forward to getting the reaction from all the new work!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Our artist Millie Gosch makes Southern Living!

Congratulations to our fabulous plein air artist, Millie Gosch, for making the August edition of Southern Living!!  Check out pages 40 and 43 in the magazine or go to the link:

We've loved Millie's work for years now and are delighted she's being discovered by an even broader audience!  New work from Millie is due in the gallery in the next couple of weeks...just in time for the gallery hop!  Stop in for a first peak!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lisa Staggs & Erin Chapin in the Chattanooga Times Free Press

I hope everyone saw the Arts section in Sunday's Chattanooga Times Free Press!  Great article by Ann Nichols on the summer show.  We got Erin's paintings last week and Lisa brought hers yesterday.  I can't wait to get them hung.  Erin brought several new pieces from her bird series.  She'll be bringing in new pieces from her koi series in the next couple of weeks.  I'm looking forward to seeing these!  Lisa brought new pieces painted in Sequatichie Valley.  Her paintings are lovely and I love the frame selection.  Stop by and take a peak!
Another note....The funny thing about the presentation in the paper is that Lisa's piece is a 5x7 and Erin's is a 24x36....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

American Style magazine ranks Chattanooga in top 5 Art Cities!

Chattanooga is #4 on the list of top 25 mid-size cities for art in American Style magazine!  We've come a loooong way!  Check out the link to see our blurb and the other cities that made it....American Style magazine.

Just the other day, I was talking to another gallery owner on the NorthShore.  With us, Plum Nelly, My Color Image Gallery, Winder Binder Folk Art Gallery, In-Town Gallery, Bill Shores Gallery, AVA, Allied Arts, and Smart Furniture (they feature local artists in addition to their way cool furniture) we have a Northshore Art District.  Way cool!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New works by Ed and Kate Coleman on the way!

We have new clay works coming from Ed and Kate.  Bud vases, clique tiles, mugs, clocks and more are on the way.  We'll have them out early next week!

Friday, April 30, 2010

2010 Summer Art Camps for Children...finally, the schedule!!!

All classes run Tuesday – Thursday from 9 – 12.
Missy Peirano will lead all classes.
Class size from 4 to 10 students (depending on class)
Art materials & daily snack are included.
$125 per student.
(10% discount for sibling attending same class.)
$50 nonrefundable deposit to hold your child’s spot.
As always, we supply quality artist materials: stretched canvas, canvas panels, watercolor paper & wood for the class. You’ll be able to hang or easily frame it when we are done!

For more information & descriptions of the camps, please call Missy at 648.0533!

June 8-10

To Be Decided

June 15-17
AGES 6 – 10
SMALL to LARGE Creative Journey – Developing ideas & painting in different sizes.

June 22-24
AGES 6 – 10
MIXIN’ IT UP!!! Working in Mixed Media (for boys & girls)!

July 6-8
AGES 8 – 12
IT’S ALIVE! Sketching and painting from life.

July 13-15
AGES 6 – 10
FLOWER POWER – A focus on working in different media and exploring new techniques!
July 20 – 22
AGES 8 – 12
Oh BOY!!! Working in Mixed Media….let’s get down and dirty with nature!
(This is a BOYS only class!)

July 27 – 29
AGES 10 – 15
BODY OF WORK – Focus on technique while enjoying the creative journey!

August 3-5
AGES 6 – 10
SMALL to LARGE Creative Journey – Developing ideas & painting in different sizes.

August 10 - 12
AGES 6 – 10
FLOWER POWER – A focus on working in different media and exploring new techniques!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring has sprung on the Northshore!

Well, we can tell spring has sprung as we had many non-locals in the last several days!  We had sales to Iowa and Canada just yesterday...I love knowing our local art will be hanging and being worn all over the country and world!  Dave and I have seen lots of great art lately.  We just added local artist Erin Chapin (her birds are wonderful!) last week.  And, I hope to be able to introduce a new artist we just discovered in the next couple of weeks....stay tuned....her work is totally different and fabulous!

Dont forget to stop by if you missed Northshore Night Out.  We have a wonderful new show hanging!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Getting Ready for Northshore Night Out...

Elsie's Home by Susan Doubleday (just in today!!)

Dave & I went to Atlanta Friday and picked up more new work for the Northshore Night Out opening on April 22.  We also have some local work coming in. So far, we have new work from Fran Baskin, Georgia Nagle, Millie Gosch, Jo Ann Bracey, Sandy Erickson Wright, Susan Doubleday and me.  More work will be coming....we'll be showing work from local artist Erin Chapin for the first time too.  I can't wait to see her new work!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kim Barrick Still Life Workshop in May

Kim Barrick and I spoke today finalizing plans for a workshop on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 5-7. Class will be from 9-4 (1 hour break for lunch) each day.  We are planning a get-to-know-you social Wednesday from 4-6 with wine and cheese for class participants. This workshop is focused on still life.  If you've seen Kim's work, you know it is wonderful.  I've heard all great reviews on her teaching style too!  She will do a short demo at least 2 days, critique on Friday after lunch. Cost is $350.

Class supply list can be found at

Monday, March 15, 2010

Northshore Night Out - Happy Birthday to Us!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 22nd from 5-8pm....there is lots going on! We'll be opening an art show with new and favorite artworks to celebrate our 1st birthday on Frazier and 3rd year in business!!!! YEAH! Please come by and register to win a Wet Canvas party for 6 adults valued at $210.

The Northshore Merchants will be running specials, giveaways, contests and more! We're all supporting the Northside Neighborhood House on Thursday night and donating a percent of sales. N2 shoes is also having their 1st birthday! Epiphany spa is having their grand opening. And I think, Nell's is having their grand opening too!

Riverview merchants are also Whoop Dee Doo-ing that night and weekend. So, make sure you hit both neighborhoods. They're less than a mile apart! Joe at the Clay Pot always has something fabulous going on for the spring event!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Summer Art Workshops/Camps for Children

We are scheduling painting workshops for children now for the summer. Our workshops run from Tuesday - Thursday from 9-12 and are $125 (10% off for sibling), which includes all supplies. We use only quality art supplies and create works on stretched canvas, canvas board and occasionally wood. I encourage a thoughtful approach to painting. So, the children are asked to sketch before painting. I work with each child to ensure success, which is why I only take up to 8 children at a time. They will be asked to complete some particular paintings from life, but they are given ample opportunity to explore their own ideas too. In 3 days, they'll usually complete somewhere in the range of 5-12 pieces (depending on the age group). They always complete at least one 16X20 piece. Generally, the children haven't painted quite this big before and it is lots of fun!!!

To sign up your child, please give me a call. I've found it works best if parents have a group of 4 to 8 children in the same age range and let me know what weeks work best. It is hard for me to create schedules around the many other camps and vacations. I schedule on a first come basis.

Please call me for particulars and questions. 423-648-0533. Thanks!

Wet Canvas - Painting Party with a Palette Knife

Grab your friends, family or come alone & create a masterpiece with step-by-step instruction. I'll walk you through painting one of the pre-selected pieces with a palette knife. This is a fun way to try the palette knife. No painting experience necessary!

You can schedule a private party with 5-12 participants. Periodically, I'll schedule "open" painting times so call to sign up! For 11x14, $35 per person, supplies included. For 16x20, $50 per person, supplies included. Other paintings include a cupcake, which is fun for a teen party. Call me for more information!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Artists - Lauren Ossolinski and Lisa Staggs

I'm excited to welcome to new artists to the gallery....Lauren Ossolinski and Lisa Staggs. Kim Barrick introduced them to me. Love the new work! These are past students of Kim's so you know the work is rich and lovely.

Kim and I discussed workshops and demos at length. We are planning a workshop for April timeframe. It will be an introduction to oils, focusing on still life. Call me and I'll put you on the list. 423.648.0533

Friday, January 29, 2010

Susan Doubleday Pastel Workshop this week

Susan Doubleday taught a wonderful workshop this week! I hope all of the participants had as much fun as I did! We brought our pastels and paper and created wonderful landscapes and still life "paintings" for 3 days. Susan has agreed to teach again later this spring. I'll let everyone know the details as soon as we set a date!