Monday, June 30, 2008

4th of July Online Discount & more!

July 4th Discount for Online Shopping Celebrate the 4th with savings!!

Shop online and use Discount Code:
At Checkout online to get 15% off your order of $50 or more!
The discount is off product total only.

Good Through July 6, 2008

Fire, Hammer & Metal
Travis Parry's Forging Metal Workshop has been Moved to....
Saturday July 26th!

We needed to find a date that works for those interested so here goes!
Check out details at: Forged Earrings Workshop

Bev hosts Artist J.C. Milner
J.C Milner Sterling silver & epoxy resin class!

Come join us at the Bellvue Store on July 5th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm for only $55.00!
J.C. Website

Class highlights:

-Learn how to work with epoxy resin!
-We will be making two sterling silver pendants , chain included!
-We will also be making tons of really cool magnets!
Jenni will provide all of the necessary materials for the class, you don’t have to bring anything!
(unless you want to bring extra, fun small images for your pendant!)
For more information and to sign up for the class
call Bev Perina at 970-556-0887
See you then!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Leighanna Light's Workshop at The Artists' Nook

We had a great time with Mixed Media Artist, Leighanna Light from New Mexico last weekend!

We created Funky Found Object Canvas Villages, Moshi Dolls, and Jumbo Wooden Treasure Decks!

What a blast! Color, Ephemera, Art supplies, scattered across the room!

Leighanna is just full of great techniques and ideas! The work that came out of the workshops was fabulous!

Leighanna and I had some extra time to go junking, drink Sangria's with friends (Thanks, Tracey) and just hang out!

What a great weekend!

Here is the new workshop location, a great country retreat setting!

Busy Hands at Work!

Leighanna adding some art to Susan's Apron!

Monday, June 16, 2008

deMeng Special Giveaway & Nook Happenings

Diablo Or No Diablo

deMeng version of Deal or No Deal

Michael and I have a little surprise for those attendees of Michael's Workshops at The Artists' Nook's new Location!!!

As a way of celebration my new space we thought we'd have a little fun. ...

A chance to win a piece of Michael's art work.

Not just any piece but........a custom made piece for the lucky winner.

For each deMeng workshops day that a student takes at The Artists' Nook July 17-20th, they will receive a little matchbox...filled with something.

The idea is to get the one with a little devil.

If you get the devil Michael will make a little shrine for you (roughly 4"x6"ish) that will incorporate a personal item that you would like included.

The Matchbox Opening Ceremony will be a Wine & Cheese Party after Critque on Saturday.

Saturday's workshop ends at 5 pm so the Critque should end about midnight.... Just kidding!

More like 5:30 pm for the unveiling of the festivities!

Just so you know, the 2-day Found Object Alchemy workshop counts as 2 matchboxes earned!

There are a few spots left in his workshops. Don't Miss Out! Early Discount Pricing Ends June 27th,
So save And get a chance to win!
As for Early Discount Pricing Deadlines....

Leighanna Light's Workshops are this weekend and we still have some openings....

I am not officially extending early discount pricing to all but to you on my email list, you can still get the early discount pricing. Mention this email when registering....

Fire, Hammers and Metal!
An introduction to forging with Travis Parry of Parry Metal DesignsThursday June 26th 10 am - 5 pm
Must register by June 25th!

Cory Celaya's Exploration in Mixed Media
Early Discount Pricing through June 20th.

ADDED Workshop:

A Riveting Workshop- Riveted Pendants w/ Travis Parry of Parry Metal Designs
Friday July 25th 10 am -5 pm

CORRECTION on Cas Holmes Link:

Last email I had a typo in Cas Holmes Website link, our guest artist from the UK in September.

You can see her work at:

How's the Unpacking Coming?


Little by Little, I have been unpacking.....

I am trying really hard not to fall into the same set up as before!

For the last 8 years (yes, really I have been in biz for 8 years)

The look has been more retail .......

So with this home, comfortable, country setting, I am re-thinking my layout.

We had our gallery section open last weekend for our Featured Artist Jayne Bramley.

What a great turnout....If you miss the art opening, be sure and come by for her amazing clay sculptures!

Plus, it was Bev's Fine Art & Antique Boutique weekend.

A steady stream of art enthusiasts!

Starting Friday June 20th, our store and gallery will be open from 10 am - 5 pm and every second Friday of the month til 8pm

Transformation of the Mundane Art ChallengeFeatured Art Show for JulyThere is still time to participate for this Challenge....

We have people sending from all over the US for this Challenge.

Because of the move, the deadlines and art opening dates have been extended.

So it is not too late.

Create an art piece using an item from Everyday Life in your piece.

It must be ready to hang. We do have limited space for items that sit.

This show will run Thursday July 3rd —Thursday July 31st in The Artists’ Nook Gallery with the Art Opening on Friday July 11th 5 pm – 8 pm .

Details: This challenge is open to all artists. Entry fee for each piece entered: $15

Artwork must be to The Artists' Nook no later than Saturday June 29st. Store hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Friday - Sunday

Mail in entries are accepted. Mail to: The Artists' Nook PO Box 97 Bellvue, CO 80512

If you need a physical address call me, We are having packages shipped to my home. (970) 416-1148

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Happenings, New Items & More

The Store's Move went well!
We got it all up there!

Now it is unpacking and setting up shop!

The Artists' Nook store front will be closed thru June 12th.

Re-Opening for our Featured Artist Jayne Bramley's
Art Opening Friday June 13th 5 pm - 8 pm

We will continue to fill online orders during this time!

Our new store front hours will be:
Friday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm and Every Second Friday of the Month til 8 pm.

We had a great time at our Wild Woman's Journal workshop.

What a beautiful place to create! Bellvue truly feels like home for The Artists' Nook!

We are surrounded by many artists who live close by, birds, trees, streams, so much to discover!

Workshop Changes
Michael deMeng has added another one day workshop,
PLUS other new workshops added!
MICHAEL DEMENG'S has added another One-day!

Due to an overwhelming response to Michael's one day workshop "Morpheus Box", we added another one-day!

In order to make this work, We had to change the 3-day Found Object Alchemy to a 2-day workshop.

Added: Michael deMeng's
Transparency Collage-ssemblage
on Saturday July 19th.

This give you more options!
Sign up soon, Early Discount Pricing ends June 27th on all of Michael's Workshop!

Leighanna Light's Workshop Early Discount Pricing has been extended to June 13th!

Because of the move, we decided to keep the discount pricing through June 13th!
Call or email to register!!!!!
(970) 416-1148 or

Exploration in Mixed Media w/ Cory Celaya
Early Discount Pricing ends 6/20!

NEW Workshop Added!

An introduction to forging with Travis Parry of Parry Metal Designs

Fire, Hammers and Metal! Forged Earrings
Thursday June 26th 10 am - 5 pm Must register by June 25th


We will soon be posting workshops with Guest Artists:
Cas Holmes from the UK for Sept 11-14th
Visit her website at:

Cathy Taylor from North Carolina for October 3-5th

Visit her website at:

New Products Online, Art Openings & Creativity Inspiration

Newly Added to our Online Shop!

Mica Tiles! We cannot get enough of Mica! Check it out.

Also, Jumbo Wooden Treasure Deck Cards-
These are the wooden cards Leighanna Light uses in her workshop!
She will be here teaching that workshop June 22nd! Don't Miss it!


Transformation of the Mundane
The Artists' Nook's Art Challenge for July!

We have changed the deadlines for this entry & the art opening for this Exhibit.

We wanted the opening to be when the Bellvue store has their Art Boutique.
Learn More about this Call and how to take part!


Friday June 6th the CoCOA Art Gallery Presents:

June's Art Show will be put on by Andrew Michler
And you too can be involved........

Here's How

Installation for found objects

Your participation is requested for an installation that requires found objects.
The installation will begin on Friday June 6th, 6 pm - 9 pm at the CoCOA Gallery.

Your Contribution is needed through the month of June with an ending party on Saturday June 28th at 4 pm.

Please bring a small object that you found on the ground to the opening, or any time during the installation. You are also encouraged to revisit the space to see the work evolve.

FRIDAY JUNE 13TH The Artists' Nook presents:

June's Featured Artist:
Jayne Bramley Sculpture in Clay and Mixed Media

Art Opening Reception Friday June 13th 5 pm - 8 pm

The Artists' Nook is at it's New Location,
5032 W. County Rd 52 E Bellvue Colorado in the Historic Bellvue Store. Click for Directions

Here is your chance to:


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The Artists' Nook is Moving



Yes, it is true!

The Artists' Nook has been in the Poudre River Arts Center for 2 years (hard to believe, huh?)

Over this time, I have realized that The Artists' Nook is a destination store!
Offering workshops with awesome artists from all over the World!

It has always been my dream to have these workshops in a peaceful, nature type setting!

Then, the space at the Bellvue Store came available!

My store, studio, office & storage will all be in one place! Making my life so much easier!

The east side of the Bellvue Store where Bev Perina holds her Fine Art & Antique Show every second weekend of the month will contine.

The Artists' Nook will use that east side for Workshops.

The store will be on the West side of the building.

With the move, the Store Hours Will Change to:
Friday-Sundays 10 am - 5 pm & Every Second Friday of the Month until 8 pm

Also, by appointment and whenever there is an event at the store.

These hours will start in June!

At some point, I will be closed one weekend a month for a Family Weekend.

I will let you know when that will happen.


Just 7 miles North into the Historic Bellvue Store

The Artists' Nook will be moving on May 31, 2008 to the Historic Bellvue Store in Bellvue Colorado.

The Bellvue Store is located 7 miles north of Downtown Fort Collins at the mouth of Rist Canyon.

Take 287 (College Ave) North to the town of Laporte. Continue through Laporte and at Vern's take a left on County Road 52E (Rist Canyon Rd).

The Bellvue Store is less than a mile on the right hand side. Painted a Golden Mustard Yellow with Bellvue Store on the front.

The Artists' Nook Store will be on the West side of the Bellvue Store.

The East side of the building, The Artists' Nook will use for workshops.

Bev Perina will continue to hold her Fine Art & Antique shows every Second Weekend of the Month, Friday 5 pm - 8 pm Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.

During that second weekend of each month The Bellvue Store's east side is filled with Art & handcrafted items by local Artists and Artisans.

The area is beautiful! With wildlife, nature, streams, lake. What a great place to create!

For a special scenic treat, take the road that ends in the front of the Bellvue store (CR23) South (which will eventually take you to Horsetooth Reservoir & Lory State Park),

But Take your first left on to Bingham Hill Rd. Wind through this beautiful valley which brings you to Overland Trail Rd.

From Overland Trail head south and then can take one of the many roads into Fort Collins, Laporte Ave, Prospect, Drake, etc.