Saturday, November 30, 2013


Get 'one of a kind' gifts, support your local artists and vendors, and keep small businesses alive to keep people of a community together! Get out there and meet your small local shops! Let's do this!! ;)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Native American Day

Give honor today, if not every day. Be thankful for the sacrifices that were made for us.
Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life, enriching faith in a Supreme Power, and principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relations.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Susan's Recipe.

Curried sweet potato latkes
1 lb. sweet potatoes peeled
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. cumin
salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
peanut oil for frying
1. Grate sweet potatoes coarsely.  In a separate bowl mix the flour, sugars, baking powder, and all the spices.
2. Add the eggs and just enough milk to the dry ingredients to make a stiff batter. Add the potatoes and mix.  The batter should be moist but not runny, if too stiff, add more milk.
3. Heat 1/4 inch of peanut oil in a frying pan until it is barely smoking.  Drop in the batter by tablespoons and flatten.  Fry over medium-high heat several minutes on each side until golden. Drain on paper towels and serve.
Great with cranberry sauce.

Happy Hanukkah!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Small Business Saturday! Come and get something special, for everyone!

Many of us are offering 10, 15 and 20% off  items in the gallery! Come on in and have a go at some of our beautiful artwork. We really do have something for everyone!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Featured Artist at Ten Women on Montana, Besty Weston!

Great work by Betsy Weston. Come and have a look at her fabulous seasonal designs and holiday surprises!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Linda Fenster's mosaic window! Come see her impressive new work and window display, at Ten Women on Montana.

Linda Fenster is a tinkerer, a collector and a devotee of the bead. She travels all over the world collecting beautiful jewelery and beads that come together in vibrant designs that harmonize. Her colorful South African roots and jeweler father are her biggest influences. The object of her creative work is for all to enjoy, to make art that is functional and bring a smile!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Trick Or Treat at Ten Women Gallery

A little fireman looking for treats
 A daddy giraffe and baby giraffe.
 A very poised young lady in a beautiful harlequin costume.
A pumpkin with a pumpkin
 A tiny witch looking lost

An adorable Minnie mouse
 Three helpers from our gallery giving out candy, Shawn Kathy & Mannig
 Snow White and the seven dwarfs with the handsome prince. A great family trio.
The devil can't make up his mind which candy to choose.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


  • We are featuring cats in our window for Halloween this year. The central black cat and moon is by artist Isabelle Bryer who also painted our beautiful Ten Women sign. 
  • We have painted cats, ceramic cats, felted cats, block printed cats, art photography of cats and all manner of seasonal functional art including glass, purses and jewelry. These will be on display in our window and inside the gallery through October 31st.
  •  On Halloween we will be joining the Montana Ave merchants in a trick-or-treat bonanza. The children from the neighborhood will be visiting Montana Ave businesses from 3-7pm to show off their costumes and collect Halloween treats. Last year we were mobbed and gave out so much candy that before the end of the evening we ran out and were reduced to giving the children the black plastic spiders from our Halloween display. The children were happy and the parents were pleased that they were getting something other than candy. We are well stocked with both candy and spider rings in anticipation of the rush on October 31st. Our Halloween event is from 3-6pm, please join us.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Peggy McKeever's dresses are dancing in the window!

As I was sitting at the counter today doing some accounting, I suddenly had my attention pulled by a glittering ray of dancers coming into the gallery. The dancers were turning and moving to the beat of the drums with a enchanting rhythm that made my body swing!
"No they are not dancers, but their dresses, turning and twisting with intertwining magical wires, all created by you Peggy".
What a beautiful sight Peggy, today I was transported to Louisiana and the blues is still in my veins as I drive home with rainbows in my head.
Thank you Peggy, you made my day :)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Looking forward to our Valentine Tea event next Sunday afternoon. We will have a variety of teas and homemade cookies and I've heard rumor that Susan Haskell will be making some of her delicious homemade fudge. This alone is worth coming for but our artists have been busy making beautiful art and cards for Valentine's Day at very reasonable prices. Come and enjoy tea and cookies and shop for gifts.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Art Glass by Susan Haskell

 Cityscape Silhouette Vase in indigo and black by artist Susan Haskell
 Cityscape Silhouette Vase of a Moscow skyline by artist Susan Haskell

Susan Haskell is our featured artist at Ten Women on Montana Ave for January 2013. Her beautiful glass vases of cityscapes and Matisse inspired nudes can be seen in the window until January 31st. Susan has been working in glass for 29 years. She first joined Ten Women nine years ago and is a teaching assistant for glass making at Santa Monica College as well as an art teacher at Canyon Elementary school. Her artistic skill is evident in all her work but especially in these silhouette vases that were created by cutting away the top layer of black glass to reveal the lighter colored glass underneath. I think you will agree that the effect is striking and the vases are heirloom quality and would make a wonderful wedding present or anniversary gift.