Monday, December 10, 2012

The Holiday Walk and Party at Ten Women Gallery.

 Kathy Holquin Black in her Santa hat at the sales desk at our holiday party.
 Isabelle Bryant with our newest member, artist Karyn Raz.
 A customer admires an art glass lamp shade by Susan Haskell.
 Kathy Leonardo and her band made the Holiday Walk into a party on Friday night.
Kathy and her band sang a holiday song about Christmas in Santa Monica.

We celebrated our first anniversary on Montana Ave at the Holiday Walk last Friday evening. Lots of old friends and customers came to the party - some were visiting our new location for the first time. Several old customers from Abbott Kinney came to tell us how beautiful they thought the new gallery looked. The street was thronged with visitors for the Montana Ave Holiday Walk. Some were just looking for a glass of wine and a snack but many were holiday shopping and our sales desk was busy from 5 to 10 pm. Our holiday window with all the beautiful handmade ornaments by Ten Women artists was a big draw. We sold quite a few ornaments at the party and over the weekend.
At around 8pm Kathy Leonardo and her band arrived and got everyone into the holiday spirit with their festive costumes and Christmas songs.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

 2012 Holiday Window designed by Kathy Holquin Black featuring our artists' handmade ornaments.
 A selection of handmade ornaments for sale at the gallery.
More holiday ornaments by Ten Women artists.

Kathy spent all day Saturday designing our Holiday window. The center piece is an angel with feather wings and a floating silk organza dress. The angel's face is a framed photographic artwork by Fae Horowitz. In front of the angel hang beautiful handmade ornaments by our Ten Women artists. 

Each artist has created ornaments in her own style and medium. Susan Haskell's glass ornaments are a perennial favorite and Kathy Holquin Black and Betsy Weston also make lovely glass ornaments. Linda Fenster specializes in hand painted decorations, including her fun Frida Kahlo ornament and Mannig Gurekian has added gold and silver leaf to her delicately painted pieces. Caroline Vidal has made porcelain ringing bells, each with a different sound and pitch. Outi Harma has also made some pretty ceramic ornaments. Bibi Davidson's painted faces will make you smile and Anthea Brown has papier mache ornaments featuring linoblock prints of animals and birds. Peggy McKeever and Cola Smith-Adabachi add wire art and ethnic textile stars and balls to our collection. Karen Saviskas's gourd ornaments are a big hit with our customers as are Phyllis Kalionzes and Joann Libolt's whimsical pieces, all of which will be on sale until Christmas Eve. New ones will be added weekly.
I think we have something for everyone!