Monday, July 28, 2008

Workshop Registrations Open for....

Workshop Registration Open for.....
Guest Artists for the rest of 2008!

I feel pretty lucky with the artistic talent that comes to The Artists'
Nook each year to teach!

As I was adding the rest of
2008 workshops with Guest Artists:

Cas Holmes from the UK
Cathy Tayor from North Carolina
Kathyanne White from Arizona
Kelly Kilmer from California
Cory Celaya from Arizona

I got excited about the upcoming variety of workshops with these wonderful

You really cannot go wrong with any of these selections!

REMEMBER: Register Early to receive the Early Registration Discount
Pricing listed in each workshop description.

Also, by registering early you will secure your spot before the workshop
fills up!

Cas Holmes from the United Kingdom
Thursday Sept 11th - Sunday Sept 14th, 2008

From The Land w/ Cas Holmes (9/11)
Paper & Stitch w/ Cas Holmes (9/12)

The Sketchbook w/Cas Holmes (9/13)
Of Cloth, Pattern & Clothing w/ Cas Holmes (9/14)

Cas Holmes Bio:

My work relates to the natural and built world around us and the elements
that make it up.

I like to use found materials as part of this process and am always
looking at the environmental links and sustainable practice.
This year I am collaborating on several projects including work with
another artist as a means to develop my studio practice and produce new
work using a range of themes.

I am also exhibiting new work in two main projects this year, 'Traces' and
a collaboration, with four other artists, 'Transitions', touring from
Bilston Craft Gallery. Both theses exhibitions are touring the U.K.

As part of my practice I work in the public context, teaching, consultancy
work, commissions and workshop based projects.

Cas Holmes Website

Cathy Taylor from North Carolina
Friday Oct 3rd- Sunday 5th, 2008

Making Your Mark w/ Cathy Taylor (10/3)
Anthologies, Rescue Book Collage w/ Cathy Taylor (10/4)
The Nature of Art w/ Cathy Taylor (10/5)

Cathy's Article about her Anthology books was in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of
Cloth Paper Scissors.

And Nature of Art article in Cloth, Paper, Scissors July/August 2008

Cathy's Bio:

Cathy Taylor is an award winning mixed media artist and national workshop
instructor. Her mixed media artwork is a celebration of the patterns,
textures, and color found in the natural environment and reflects the
essence and vitality of a subject.

Cathy is known for her ability to interpret a subject in a variety of
styles. From her colorful, detailed alphabetical designs including the
Florida “shell-a-bet” to her whimsical collages and multi-dimensional
abstracts, Cathy’s work is represented in museums, nature centers,
corporate collections, and private collections throughout the U.S. and

Cathy is an exhibiting artist at Sanibel Art and Frame on Sanibel, FL. The
Nature of Art Gallery in St Petersburg, FL., and Main Street Art Gallery in
Blowing Rock, NC.

She is a popular workshop instructor offering classes including, “No
Mistakes Water Media”, “Monotype Printmaking”, “Mixed Media
Collage”, and “Special Effects in Water Media”, and
“Anthologies”…creating collages with “rescue” books.. She has
studied with well known artists including Mary Todd Beam, Carole Barnes,
and Frank Webb, and was the 2000 winner of the Robert Rauschenberg award.

Her work was represented by a licensing agent in N.Y. City who secured
rights for a fine art print of a collage to be distributed nationwide, and
designs by Cathy are represented by Window of the Eye for use on garments
and gift items.

She has written a newspaper column “Art Directions” and has been
featured in Cloth, Paper, Scissors art magazine. She is a member of The
High Country Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The
International Society of Experimental Artists, and The National Collage

Cathy's Website

Kathyanne White from Arizona

Friday Oct 17th- Sunday Oct 19th, 2008

Beginning Digital Printing on Fabric and Speciality Papers w/ Kathyanne White (10/17)

Digital Mixed Media Art Journal w/ Kathyanne White (10/18)

The Textured Surface w/ Kathyanne White (10/19)

Kathyanne has an article in the recent issue of Surface Design Magazine
Summer 2008

And soon to be released issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors

Here is what Christine says about Kathyanne:

"Pictures cannot describe the techniques and inspiration that Kathyanne
will show us in these workshops.

Trust me this will be an pivotal turning point in your artwork for those
who want to incoorporate their own imagery and others into their artwork.
Kathyanne is the up and coming forerunner in this art medium. A sure treat
for all."

Kathyanne's Bio:

The textile assemblages of artist Kathyanne White have been exhibited in
solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United
States and abroad.

White’s work has been shown in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana;
the Snyderman Gallery in Philadelphia; the Vale Craft Gallery in Chicago;
the Obsidian Gallery in Tucson, Arizona; the Eklecticos Gallery of Art in
Washington, D.C.; and the Nickle Art Museum, in Calgary, Alberta Canada. In
New York alone, White’s work has been shown at the Museum of Art and
Design, the Museum of American Folk Art and the Archives of American Art of
the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, her artwork is in numerous
private, public and corporate collections, including those of The Museum of
Art and Design, New York City; J-Tron, Inc. in Anaheim, California; the Los
Abrigados Resort in Sedona, Arizona; and the St. Francis Hospital in
Evanston, Illinois. White has been featured in a variety of arts
publications including Fiber Arts, Surface, American Style, Folk Art
Magazine, The Metropolitan Spirit, and Log Home Design Ideas.

She has been named a “trendsetter” in Art Business News. White has
also authored articles for American Quilter Magazine and Threads Magazine.

For more than 20-years, White has conducted workshops sponsored by
professional arts organizations including the Quilters Surface Design
Symposium in Columbus, Ohio; Maine Quilts; the Off the Wall Fiber Art and
Wearable Guild in Atlanta, Georgia; Quilt Auckland and The Auckland
Quiltmakers in New Zealand.

“My work is about opening up and going forward with the wealth of
possibilities that flow from within. The interplay of the shapes and hand
dyed colors are endless; the process of exploration leads me on
unpredictable journeys.” Kathyanne White

Kathyanne's Website

Kelly Kilmer from California
Friday November 7th - Sunday November 9th, 2008

The Storyteller w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/7)
Little Book of Faux Monoprints w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/7)
Snippets- A Unique Artist Book w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/8)
Goin' Postal w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/8)
Fukoro Toji or Little Bound Book w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/9)

If you have never taken a workshop with Kelly, you are in for a treat.
Not only is she generous with providing lots of supplies- paint, mediums,
paper, etc for the workshop.
She also, gives so many ideas, techniques and inspiration!

Kelly's Bio:
Kelly T.M. Kilmer is a mixed media book artist living in Southern
A New England native who studied on her own and at Mass College of Art,
she believes that there is an artist in each and every one of us.
Kelly’s classes are designed specifically to bring that artist out.
Her work has appeared in the books “In This House”, “Signatures”,
“Transparent Art” and in the magazines: Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset
Studio, Artist’s Sketchbook, The Studio, Dogeared, Artitude and others.
Kelly’s art is in the home of several private collectors and has also
been sold in various galleries across the U.S. She teaches all over the
U.S. and abroad.
Her current passions are spending time with her family, reading,
collecting (and using) paper, watching foreign and independent films,
journaling and frequenting used bookstores.
Kelly is always exploring new ways to create and how to better herself as
an artist.
Kelly's Blog:

Cory Celaya from Arizona
Friday November 14th - 16th, 2008
Exploration in Mixed Media w/ Cory Celaya (11/14-16)

This is Session 3 in Cory's Mixed Media series.

Anyone can start the series at anytime.
It is a time to grow as an artist and push yourself artistically.

We will continue to offer the series into 2009!

Cory's Bio:
Cory gets bags of “stuff” that normal people would toss in the trash.
Images from magazines, newspapers, printed text, numbers, letters, bills,
receipts, sheet music, wallpaper, envelopes, junk mail, catalogs, tickets,
menus, announcements, invitations, documents, are all fair game when it
comes to art!

“All this stuff makes me happy and happy is what “moxie art” is made
Yes, be mindful of copyrights, if you plan to show, sell, teach, or
publish, but…if you crave the rush of creating for yourself, go for it,
and learn to love what you do.” Cory says.

Cory teaches nationally and internationally for 25 years, offering classes
in watercolor, mixed media collage, encaustics, faux resin techniques for
art objects, jewelry, and much more.
She is passionate about teaching and about creating art, whether a large
painting or a small piece of art to wear or display.
Cory's Blog:

The Artists' Nook's
Guest Artist Line up for 2009
Guest Artists for 2009

This list is subject to change

Trish Seggebruch February 2009
Jacequline Sullivan March 2009
Cory Celaya March 2009
Stephanie Lee April 2009
Keith Lo Bue April 2009
Kelly Kilmer May 2009
Richard Salley May 2009
Jayne Wynn June 2009
DJ Pettitt July 2009
Tom Ashman July 2009
Cory Celaya July 2009
Laurie Mika September 2009
Giuseppina "Josie" Cirincione October 2009
Katie Kendrick November 2009
Cory Celaya November 2009

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Artists' Nook Happenings

The Artists' Nook Store Closed this Weekend

For Family Weekend

I am trying really hard to balance family and the store.

So this weekend, the physical store front will be closed for a weekend with the family.
The online store will be open 24/7!

The Store Front will be open again Friday August 1st thru Sunday August 3rd for Lynne Perrella Workshops.

We still have a few spots left in Lynne's workshops!

Cas Holmes Textile Artist from the UK
Workshops are now open for registration

Cas Holmes featured Artist Profile in
Cloth, Paper, Scissors Fall 2006
will be teaching 4 workshops at The Artists' Nook:

From The Land Thursday Sept 11th
Paper & Stitch Friday September 12th
The Sketchbook Saturday September 13th
Of Cloth, Pattern & Clothing Sunday September 14th

Cas is a textile artist from the United Kingdom who loves to have her work relate to the natural and built world around us and the elements that make it up.

The Artists' Nook is a perfect place to escape into nature and create art with like minded artists.

Marigold by Cas Holmes

Information on Workshops with:
Cathy Taylor October 3-5 2008
Kathyanne White October 17-19 2008
Kelly Kilmer November 7-9 2008

Will be posted soon on the website!



CoCOA August Art Slam Exhibit CoCOA gallery will host an Art Slam on August 1, 2008 at 6-9:00pm.
Artists are invited to come and exhibit artworks.
Exhibition Dates: August 1 to August 28, 2008

Slam Entry Date: August 1, 6:00-9:00 pm Pick Up Dates: Thursday, August 28, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry Fees: CoCOA Member Artists: First entry FREE, $15/piece for additional entries
Non-member Artists: $20.00/piece

Submission Details: Any and all mediums accepted. Artist will be responsible for hanging their work, (doors open at 6 pm 8/1, first come, first served).

CoCOA shall handle all sales, retaining a commission of 20%. Questions: Call CoCOA at 221-3019 or Christine at 416-1148

WANTED: Donations of artwork for WOW FORT COLLINS

An Auction and Benefit for CoCOA

The mission of the “WOW Fort Collins Art Auction and Show” is to unify artists in the community to give them an opportunity for their art to be sold internationally, to showcase their art and to create money for the non-profit art organization CoCOA.

Notification of Participation:
Please notify us if you are going to participate no later than October 1, 2008

Questions Contact William Pilch 970-308-0791 or email

Get all the details about the WOW Fort Collins Show at:


DreamMosaics Studio will be showcasing the Rocky Mountain Association of Mosaic Artists' mirror exhibit during the month of August.

The exhibit features over 20 mirrors created by Colorado mosaic artists.

The opening reception is Friday August 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. during gallery walk.

Refreshments will be provided.
DreamMosaics Studio at Poudre River Arts Center
on the corner of Willow and College Avenue
406 North College Avenue Studio 105
Fort Collins Colorado

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Devil Or No Devil deMeng Art Giveaway

And the winner is..... Deedee Hampton from Estes Park!!!

Not the best picture but wanted to show you the pure shock on Deedee's face!

And now the realization has set in!

Pure Joy!

This weekend Michael and I did a Custom art giveaway for attendees in his art workshops at The Artists' Nook as a celebration to my new location in this wonderful retreat location!

Rave reviews from workshop attendees about this wonderful new location!

All attendees earn a matchbox for each day they attended a workshop. One of these matchboxes held a devil. The others, doves.

The one with the devil won!

Deedee Hampton, you lucky one you!

Michael deMeng at The Artists' Nook

We just finished 4 wonderful days with artist, Michael deMeng!

Michael has taught at The Artists' Nook for the past 4 years and as always a treat for those who have attended his workshops!

Michael's workshops are filled with laughter, techniques flowing about, problem solving, and the critique that gives each in attendance something to bring back to their next art project!

We can easily get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, as I have, and to stop and take a moment to see what is present in front of us is what life is about!

Michael has taught here 4 times and this year I have truly seen how he has evolved as an instructor and an artist!

If you get the chance to take a workshop with him, it will be a great experience!

This is the start of the 2-Day Found Object Alchemy workshop. We started with a junking stop at our favorite Fort Collins Antique store. The trick was to find the best stuff before the other deMeng Junkers!

Next, Busy Hands at Work........

Now, some somewhat finished projects......

Dan Robinson

Karen Campbell

Shelley Gerard-Bailey

Ann Bice

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Art Exhibit, New Art Challenge, Workshops.....

by Nancy Brill

Art Opening & Art Boutique Weekend!
The Artists' Nook presents:

"Transformation of the Mundane"

An open Challenge to Artists to create a piece of artwork using items from everyday life!

Art Opening Friday July 11th 5 pm - 8 pm

The Artwork will be on display through August 3rd.

Gallery Hours: Friday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm & every second Friday until 8 pm

At The Artists' Nook's new location:
5032 W. County Rd 52E (aka Rist Canyon Rd) Bellvue CO


Bev & Anson Perina's
Monthly Fine Art & Antique Boutique
Friday July 11th 5 pm - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday July 12 & 13th 10 am - 5 pm

This month artists featured are:
Jenny Milner, Pam Furumo, Karen Kremm , Kerrianne Thompson, Bev Perina, Nancy Williams, Amy Sasic Annihka Murray, Chuck Soloman
We also have an assortment of local authors, antique dealers & much, much more!!

Be sure to stop by this weekend for Great Art and to be Transformed from the Mundane by local artists and many from throught out the USA! Michael deMeng, Lynne Perrella, Travis Parry Workshops Just around the Corner!Don't Miss the opportunity to take workshops with these fabulous artists!

Michael deMeng here July 17-20th.

Several workshops to choose from!

We have kept the early discount pricing on Michael's workshops----- You have lucked out-----

We had an advertisement in Somerset Studio about the workshops which hit this current issue that was released last week!

In order to be fair to those out in the mixed media realm just learning about The Artists' Nook, we kept the pricing at the discount price.
There is still space available in his workshops so email or call me soon to save your spot!

Oh, and by the way don't forget the deMeng Custom Art Giveaway to deMeng Workshop attendees....... Details Here

Lynne Perrella Workshop Early Discount Pricing will end this Weekend.....

Lynne will be teaching "Voluptuous Discards" Workshop specially designed for The Artists' Nook.

This is a one day workshop that is repeated Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 1, 2 & 3rd. Pick the day that works best in your schedule.

Spend a rampant day of creativity and experimentation, as we work both sides of the brain.
We will explore countless ways to add depth, meaning and layers to your personal pages, art journals and mixed-media collages.
Plus, we will spend the day creating a singular collective and collaborative work of art. You will gain insight into how to use images and words to prompt a continual stream of creative ideas, as well as use low-tech methods for adding richness and depth to every art surface.
A process-driven class for seekers and adventurers, with a new "twist" created especially for The Artist's Nook.
Lynne teaches you to push yourself as an artist, help take down the walls we build for ourselves and create...

Don't Miss this chance attend a workshop at The Artists' Nook's retreat location with Lynne Perrella.

Riveting with Travis Parry of Parry Metal Designs Friday July 25th.....
Learn 3 different riveting techniques for all your jewelry and found object attachments!

Forge on through with Travis on Saturday July 26th....
Fire, Hammer & Metal Forged Earrings Workshop Learn to make the metal move & form into these wonderful creations.

Posting soon on the Website

Workshops with:

Cas Holmes Sept 11-14
Cathy Taylor Oct 3-5
Kelly Kilmer Nov 7-9

No, really I promise they will be posted soon!
New Art Challenge-
Open Call to All Artists
Dia de los Muertos- Day of The Dead
Celebration Life of Loved Ones who have passed.

The origins of the celebration of The Day of the Dead in Latin America can be traced back to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, such as the Zapotec, Aztec, Maya, Purepecha, Nahual and Totonac Rituals celebrating the lives of dead ancestors had been performed by these Mesoamerican civilizations for at least 3,000 years.
Click To learn more about Day of the Dead

Your creations are up to you, based on the theme.

A shrine in remembrance for someone who has past, Art that has the elements of the Dia de los Muertos, let the creative juices flow!

This show will run Friday October 10th—Sunday November 2nd In The Artists’ Nook Gallery

The Art Opening is on Friday October 10th 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 Sunday September 28, 2008.
For More Details.......

Take Care,
Christine Webb