Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What is in Store for 2016

As we go into each new year we try to keep some traditions alive and add some new!

This coming year will start out with the final days of Brenda Behr's beautiful show of plein air paintings depicting sights along our coast. The final day is January 5. While we always have some of Brenda's paintings we seldom have this many at one time.

On January 6 we will begin hanging the Valentine cards that school children from across the county have lovingly created for us. Each card sells for $3 and all proceeds are donated back to the school art teachers fund. This show and sale runs through February 14.

On February 15 we will begin to hang our Dreaming of Spring show - the  Button Florist will be featured with her bouquets of hand crafted clay flower bouquets and glass wall flowers by Jade Glass.

The button florist creates unique alternatives to traditional flowers, using a mixture of up-cycled and vintage buttons, handmade ceramic buttons, and recycled sweater felt.

While the glass flowers, are created by Scott Johnson. Scott has a passion for glass and the knowledge of casting materials led him to develop extraordinary glass flower bouquets.

These two non-traditional flower artists work will be accompanied by floral paintings by gallery artists through the end of April.

In March we will resume our "Sally's Painting Party" series. It's a great way to get a kick start if you have never painted, if you haven't painted for a while, or paint all the time and just want to try it! Sally sketches out the image and you follow along as she tells you how to do it.

These are four of the images we painted in 2015!

On May 1 we will open a one person show with work by Marvin Maune. This show will run through June 30.

On July 1 we will hang a show with landscape paintings by Sally Anger. Her show will run through August 31.

August 1 through October 31 we will feature work by Alan Cheek.

November 1, 2016 through January 5, 2017 will be our Christmas Ornament show accompanied by mixed media artists.

So that is our line up of shows, other things coming up.

We put much of our pewter on sale before Christmas, that sale along with some Christmas and other items will remain on sale through the middle of January to make room for new work.

Our home will be on the historic home tour, I'll be doing some hand building in our pottery on the first floor, the second floor is my painting studio where I create and we hold the occasional class, and the 3rd floor is our living space with amazing views.

We'll do some traveling around the country looking for new artists and picking up from some we have already ordered from - this is our favorite part! Finding new and exciting work.

They are a busman's holiday, we try to combine some relaxing time along with work (if you can call looking at creations work!). Trips are planned to Florida, the Northeast, and Georgia. Of course Carolina Creations remains open while we are gone thanks to our great staff.

So we are looking forward to a happy and healthy New Year, and we wish the same for you.

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