Friday, November 07, 2008

2009 Guest Artists for The Artists' Nook

A Note From Christine:

Hi all,

We are getting ready for Kelly Kilmer's Workshops this weekend And Venita Hawkins-Bird's Art Opening tonight Friday Nov 7th 5p - 8p!

Plus, this is the weekend for Bev's Fine Art & Antique Show- An art boutique of a variety of different artists and artisans.

There are seats left in Kelly's workshops this weekend if you have a last minute need to create art with an Awesome Instructor!

Stop by this weekend and check out all the happenings.

This weekend hours are:
Friday 5 p - 8 p - Art Opening and Artists Reception
Saturday & Sunday 10 a - 5 p

Remember the store front hours vary each weekend! For hours further out see the sidebar of this email or check the website.

ON A PERSONAL NOTE From Christine:

I have been going through some personal things lately that have taken a lot of my energy and time.
So if I have not answered emails promptly, gotten orders out quickly or just seemed a little off that is why.

If this has effected you, I wanted to let you know what was going on in my life.

Quality Customer Service is always top priority and during this time if that has faltered a bit, I am sorry!

You may have not noticed as I tried really hard to keep up on my to do list during this time. But I know there were a few gaps!

I will be working hard to get all the pre-orders for Printer's Trays & Morpheus Boxes out Next week!

As for my personal issues, it will be a process but I am in a much better place right now and am looking forward to a new journey of self discovery!

I appreciate your support!

Now check out my new posting on "Finding Passion" on my
Life's Passion: The Inner Voice of a Mixed Media Artist Blog!

2009 Guest Artist Workshops
New ones added, some moved to 2010........

2009 Nationally Known traveling Guest Artists Workshops line up are posted and confirmed!

NOTE: There has been a few artists that have been moved to 2010 as their schedule changed for next year.

But that gave us an opportunity to add one of our Favorite Artists: Michael deMeng! He will be here in February with New Workshops!

It is always subject to change but here we are for now:

Michael deMeng Feburary 20-22, 2009

Cory Celaya March 6-8, 2009 Part of her ongoing Mixed Media Series

Jacqueline Sullivan March 20-22, 2009

Keith Lo Bue April 2009

Richard Salley May 15-17, 2009

Jane Wynn June 5-7, 2009

Thomas Ashman June 26-28, 2009

DJ Pettitt July 17-19, 2009

Cory Celaya July 2009 Part of her ongoing Mixed Media Series

Lynne Perrella July 31- Aug 2, 2009

Stephanie Lee August 14-16, 2009

Laurie Mika September 25-27, 2009

Giuseppina "Josie" Cirincione October 23-25, 2009

Kelly Kilmer November 6-8, 2009

Cory Celaya November 2009 Part of her ongoing Mixed Media Series

December thru mid Janaury we will not have workshops. Watch for exciting new happenings for 2009!

During this time, the Store Front Hours will be:
Saturdays 10 a - 5 p

Bev's Fine Art and Antique Show will be open every weekend starting with the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Saturday November 29th & Sunday November 30th
10 am - 5 pm


Thru Dec 21st from Saturday & Sundays 10 am - 5 pm and An Artist Reception on Friday December 12th 5 pm - 8 pm

Stop by and shop for the Holidays from Local Artists!
November Featured Artist
Venita Hawkins-Bird

Join us for Venita's Art Opening

Friday November 7th 5p - 8p

Fabulous Mixed Media Collage Artist, Venita Hawkins-Bird Art will be on Display through the month of November!

Bev & Rosie will be hosting a workshop with Local Artist Melinda Barta. Please contact Rosie directly if you are interested in this workshop.


970-222-1475 or email:

Custom Collage Charms, Pendants, Bracelets, and Necklaces

Class Start Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008 9am-4pm
Instructor: Melinda Barta
Cost: $90 + $15 kit fee

Class description:

Learn to create found-object and paper collages and seal them inside bezels and charms using three different resin/finishing techniques. We will then turn the charms into personalized necklaces and bracelets using basic wireworking and stringing techniques—a great way to make quick, personalized gifts just in time for the holidays. You'll be sure to leave class with a handful of finished projects! No experience required.

Materials included in kit: Assortment of blank metal bezels and charms, non-toxic resin powder, wire, chain, jump rings, clasp, and found-object collage materials

OPTIONAL: Students may bring these materials to class:

Scissors, personal lighting if desired (no intricate seed bead work required), favorite photos, small found objects, charms, beads, chain, wireworking tools, or scrapbooking papers.

About the instructor:

Melinda Barta is managing editor of Beadwork and Stringing magazines and former project editor of PieceWork magazine. She holds a BFA in fiber arts from Colorado State University. She is the author of Custom Cool Jewelry: Create 200+ Personalized Pendants, Charms, and Clasps (Interweave, 2008) and Hip to Stitch: 20 Contemporary Projects Embellished with Thread (Interweave, 2005) and coauthor of Mixed Metals (April, 2009). She teaches workshops at schools across the country, including Penland School of Crafts and John C. Campbell Folk School, and has made appearances on PBS, Style Network, and DIY.

View her website, sign up for her newsletter, and view upcoming classes (including Bead Fest Santa Fe (March, 2009) at

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