Saturday, August 20, 2011

Getting ready for the GALLERY HOP!

We are excited as we are completely re-hanging every inch of the gallery and adding lots of new work for the Gallery Hop, September 10th. If you have visited Hanover Gallery for the Gallery Hop in years past, we hope you return for just as much fun this year- If you have never had the pleasure of seeing Hanover Gallery in full swing, we urge you to drop by and be part of the fun!
Oil painting by Susan Doubleday

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Revised Perspectives

Please stop by this Friday for the closing reception for Toby Penney's solo show, Revised Perspectives.  Toby will be on-hand to answer questions.  Her work is absolutely amazing!  She is a native Chattanoogan who currently lives in middle Tennessee.  Toby's work is shown internationally and nationally at well known contemporary galleries.  I'm so happy to have her in her hometown!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Camp Schedule 2011

Finally, my art camp schedule!!

All classes run Tuesday – Thursday from 9 – 12.
(July 12 session will run 1-4)
$125 per student. Art materials & daily snack are included.
(10% discount for sibling attending same class.)
$50 nonrefundable deposit to hold your child’s spot.

IT’S ALIVE! Sketching and painting from life. AGES 8 – 12
June 14 – 16, 9AM - NOON
We’ll talk about sketching, creating studies & painting from real life. We’ll all go to Coolidge Park to sketch and set up still life at the gallery. Using our sketches, develop a painting. We’ll focus on scale, composition, artist tools and color selection. Artists will have at least one “free” painting to paint what they want.

CREATIVE JOURNEY – Focus on technique & enjoy the creative process! AGES 10 – 18
June 21 – 23, 9AM - NOON
We’ll discuss selecting subjects to paint. We’ll paint from life, imagination and photos. Artists will use sketching to develop ideas. Artists are encouraged to explore mediums and different tools. All artists will paint one large piece as well as several in other sizes.

LOVE OUR LOVEYS – Painting from life and imagination. AGES 6 – 10
June 28 - 30, 9AM - NOON
Children will develop lists and sketches of things they love. Working from life and imagination, artists will paint the things they love. Children will be asked to bring their favorite stuffed animal and make a portrait. We’ll work on developing ideas, color selections and improving our technique.

SMALL to LARGE – Developing ideas & painting in different sizes. AGES 6 – 10
July 12 – 14, 1 – 4 PM
We’ll talk about proportion and painting in a series….artists will develop ideas. Artists will create a set of watercolor cards and miniatures on canvas with acrylics. They’ll use still life as a starting point on “Medium” day. Then, on BIG day artists will paint a BIG piece on canvas.

ICE CREAM & CUPCAKES! Yum Yummy Paintings! AGES 6 – 10
July 19 - 21, 9AM - NOON
Artists will work with mediums and fabric to create texture for a dessert painting. We’ll discuss pop art and give our subject some “pop” treatments. We’ll create lovely dessert treats to taste and paint them. We’ll focus on different techniques, surfaces and mediums.

FLOWER POWER – A focus on working with different tools and techniques! AGES 6 – 10
July 26 – 28, 9 AM - NOON
We’ll talk about perspective and using flowers, discuss perspective and different ways to present the flowers. We’ll take a walk through Coolidge Park and sketch live flowers and plants. Children will use various media in re-imaging the same flowers. They’ll be introduced to palette knife techniques as well as mixed media.
August 2 - 4 – OPEN – First people to sign up decide what this week will be!

Call me at 423.648.0533 for more information!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Bunnies and tweets

Chattanooga artist Susan Blalock came by last week with some lovely new handmade clay items.  She brought me her adorable tweets with their unique "hair-dos" along with bunnies, gnomes, vases and more.  Hope you have a chance to stop by and check out the latest work from Susan!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

WTCI - An Artist's Eye

Mom and I took artwork to hang at WTCI today as part of their Artist's Eye program.  We hung work in the
Green Room as well as the entry way.  Working with Beth Neuhoff was a blast...she is so nice and very helpful! 

We put work by Georgia Nagle, Trevor Mikula, Susan Doubleday, Lisa Staggs, Lauren Ossolinski, Toby Penney, Moni Hill & myself.  If you have a chance to tour the building, you should!  Other galleries have work in as well...I spotted some from In-Town gallery that looked great!

They'll be filming a segment for An Artist's Eye in the next several on the lookout!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Website for Hanover Gallery

We have an official website (finally)!!!!  Please check out:

I'd love to hear feedback on it.  This is my first try at it, so I'll be adding more to it as we go! 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New works from Lisa Staggs

 Lisa Staggs delivered new works to the gallery last week. As always, the work is absolutely beautiful and her framing choices are perfect!

The color of the birch trees is wonderful (shows so much better in real life). The frame is this beautiful wood frame. 

This little water piece has great lighting.  Lisa said this might be her favorite piece ever!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kim Barrick & Valentine's Day

Kim Barrick traveled to the gallery from Nashville this week to bring some new pieces. She knows I love her bird, when she found this fun little heart shape nest, she thought of us! Kim has created 2 lovely smalls (5x7) of the Love Nests. These are perfect Valentines gifts!!!

I'm again reminded of how happy I am work with such a great group of artists! They are thoughtful, generous and more!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hanover Gallery as a venue...

We are hosting a private party tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 29) and will be closing at 4 PM.  This reminds me...if you have an event and need a lovely venue, give me a call.  I've reconfigured the gallery for the party so there is plenty of space and a nice traffic flow.  Plus, you know everyone looks great when we turn off the overheads and just use the art lighting!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

One day workshops in Feb (for adults)

Your requests are answered....we'll be holding 2 one-day workshops in February.  Susan Doubleday will teach "Landscapes in Pastel" on Feb 19.  I'm teaching a "Loosen Up with Large Florals" on Feb 26.  Both classes will be from 9-1 (students can stay and work until 3).  I'll be posting flyers for both of these soon.  But, call me for more information or registration!

Friday, January 14, 2011

After the SNOW!

Can you believe this snow?  I can't believe it is still hanging around....I'm going to slip-slide down our icy hill today and open the gallery.  We may leave a bit early if mom is still too nervous to pick the kids up from school.  But, I'll be in all day tomorrow!! 

I'm working on workshop and class schedules.  If you have any requests, please let me know!

Hope everyone is staying warm!!!