Monday, November 28, 2011

Grand Opening Party

Montana Avenue is having a holiday event to kick off the holiday season called Montana Avenue Holiday Walk.  All the stores will be staying open late, serving wine, food, music and good cheer.  Visitors come from all over to dine in their favorite restaurants and before or after dinner walk along the avenue shopping, socializing and seeing what's new in the neighborhood.

Ten Women on Montana will be having our Grand Opening Party combing the two events and kicking off the holiday in a big way.  Please come and join us on December 2nd, starting at 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.  We'll be giving away fabulous door prizes created by our own incredible artists', sharing our excitement in finding our wonderful  new location and looking forward to meeting our old and new friends.

Here's a peek at some of the amazing art that adorns our gallery walls. 
Phyllis' glass and bead jewelry
Anthea's textile art
Betsy's fused glass
Fae's artography
Kara's handwoven knits
Outi's paintings and ceramics
Karen's gourds and Ronna's photography
Peggy's wire face and shoe creations
We are over 20 local women artists proudly displaying our work in the gallery.  We know you will enjoy seeing all our wonderful creations and maybe even purchasing a gift or two.... 

So, please stop by if only to say hello, share a glass of wine to toast the holidays and our new home.  We look forward to seeing our old friends and meeting new ones.  Cheers!

Friday, November 18, 2011

We're Open for Business

On Wednesday, November 16th, Ten Women Gallery opened their doors for the first time in their new home on Montana in Santa Monica.

With hasty abandon, hard work was performed at pulling as much as we could together to finish last minute details enough to get our doors opened and ready to sell art.  With an immaculately clean front window and a wonderful display of several artists work designed by Outi, here's our very first window.

 Above are views of the gallery from the rear looking out towards the front.  It's wonderfully bright, clean and fresh with an air of sophistication and class.  We are all so pleased as to how it's coming together in time for the holidays.

Here's a view looking into the gallery from the front....

Although things will change a bit when we get our center displays constructed and set up with art by artists Susan Haskell and Joann Liebolt, it will still hold it's integrity as a beautiful and inviting gallery.  We are looking forward to having our new home all in perfect working order so we can down to the business of art.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

We are almost there

It's been almost two months since Ten Women Venice moved out of our home on Abbot Kinney after being there for 11 years.  Some members have come and gone, some have been with us from the beginning and some are brand new.

In our new home on Montana in Santa Monica, we are starting anew with a new look, new attitudes and fabulous new art to sell.

This photo was taken over the weekend where you can see construction still going on and some artists preparing to put up their shelves and hang their art.  The counter was being constructed and by Monday evening was ready to be organized.  We have a beautiful new floor and freshly painted walls.  Everything being so tirelessly completed by most of the artists themselves.  Some working non stop each day to make sure the progress kept moving.  Others doing whatever it took to get us open in a timely manner and ready for holiday.

Renee's space

Isabelle's space

Fae's space

Bibi's space

Elaine's space
I'm sure that by now, almost everyone will have put up their shelves, added their art, window displayed for a glimpse of what's inside and the counter all set up and ready for business.  Wednesday, tomorrow, our doors will be officially open to start our new home.

We are all very excited...stay posted for more progress and our opening celebration party.