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This Friday — Event!

Don’t miss the opening reception for our new show,
The Milkweed Project and Other Flawless Fibers!

This exciting fiber and textile exhibition opens this Friday, January 14.


The Milkweed Project (above) is a collaborative artwork made up of approximately 150 objects created by several hundred artists and crafters from 30 states and 10 countries. It is a main highlight of the show. Participants from the U.S. and around the world have contributed works that are knitted, felted, crocheted and woven. They became a part of one artwork that is intended to capture the essence of a milkweed pod; its soft, ethereal beauty and its importance  to the natural world. The artwork was  conceived of and organized by Shan Bryan-Hansen. To learn more about the project, visit http://sticksandstitches.squarespace.com.


Other nationally-recognized textile artists, including Alison Gates (Above image: Neither Created nor Destroyed), Jennifer Hunold, and Mindy Sue Wittock, contribute non-traditional textile and fiber pieces that make this exhibition one not to be missed. Sculpture, basketry, quilting, embroidery, weaving, sewing, crocheting, felting, and knitting will be represented.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The exhibition runs through February 28.

Visit our main website for directions, hours, and more information about The Eclipse Gallery.

This event also coincides with the next Algoma Art Wave, a gallery/studio tour that takes place every 2nd Friday evening of each month.

New Artist: Jennifer Anne

We now have small, tabletop sculptures by Madison-based artist Jennifer Anne at Eclipse! Stop by soon to check them out. They are the perfect size for that random spot in your home that needs a little somethin somethin.

 

 

Also, I love the way she has created her artist statement:

To see more, stop by The Eclipse Gallery soon! Visit our main website for more information on current and upcoming exhibitions, hours, events, and more.

New Work by Lauren Beacham – Amazingness!

You may remember Lauren Beacham from when we had her Polaroid necklaces and earrings in the 50/50/50 show last year. She has gone even further with the Polaroid concept and made these beautiful and interesting ceramic tile clocks, nightlights, and lamps.

These are some of my favorites:

Come in and take a look! Makes a great last-minute holiday gift!

Visit our Flickr to see more photos of Lauren’s work.

Holiday Hours:
December 24 – 29 we will be closed.
We WILL be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for our regular hours.

CLOSING SOON: Salon 100 exhibition
If you had your eye on any artwork in our current exhibition, it will be closing on December 23. Buyers may come in at any time to take work home. Don’t miss this great opportunity to purchase a piece of original art for only $100!

Salon 100 Reception and the Next Wave

Come join us FRIDAY NIGHT, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm for a fun evening of art, conversation, and refreshments. The artist’s reception for our current show, Salon 100, will be held in conjunction with the Algoma Art Wave — so this is a great time to make the drive to Algoma and check out the different artists and venues that we have to offer here.

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This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served including gourmet cheeses, wine, and holiday cookies. So bring a friend and stop by!

Salon 100 features a wide variety of artists and styles–and all work is priced at only $100. Many artists are from the Northeast WI area, making this a great show to not only support your local artists but also your local gallery! Best of all, you can take purchased work home right away if you like.

We want to thank you for all the support you have shown us this year — looking back at all the great artwork we have brought to Algoma, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Finish up your holiday shopping with a handmade gift or gift card. Buy local and buy handmade this year – it really makes a difference! We have a few specials running right now:

25% off selected jewelry designs by Kim Geiser and Brandon Hemm

20% off Gift Cards

–With every purchase, you will get a coupon for a free $10 gift card with your next purchase of $50 or more. (For those of you on our mailing list, you will be receiving this coupon in the mail. Click here to easily sign up to receive these mailings)

We welcome your input! Leave us a comment/question below, and see you Friday night!

New Artist: Laural Virtues Wauters

Laural Virtues Wauters’ mesmerizing artwork explores the meditative art of the mandala. Creating a mandala is a form of active meditation that quiets your mind and allows you to journey within making the invisible visible.

Laural was born in Frankfurt, Germany and grew up in Algoma. She has written about her epic adventure of self-discovery and revelation in her new book, Tree Oracle: The True Story of Carmen Sylvia, which is available at Door to Door Books in Algoma.

Laural’s current series of artwork are colorful representations of the seven Chakras, as well as mandalas that she has visualized and created. For more information about her artwork, visit Laural’s website at www.mandalashaman.com or stop by The Eclipse Gallery at 507 4th St. (Hwy 42) in downtown Algoma.

Exhibition Opportunity: Salon 100

We are currently accepting artist submissions for Salon 100, which will run November-December, 2010. The show will consist of contemporary artworks hung salon style all priced at retail $100 each.

An effort to support working artists and provide interesting yet affordable art to buyers!

Open to all professional artists working in any medium. Email sarah@theeclipsegallery.com for a prospectus or email up to 5 images for consideration along with your artist statement, short bio, and resume. Deadline for Submissions is September 30.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks!

They’re here, they’re here!

Lookout–we just got in 11 new hand-sewn bags by Gayle Gentry!! These have become very popular and it’s easy to see why–each bag is a unique blend of style, quality, and function. Gayle is a local Algoma artist who creates not only these bags, but also wallets, hiking belts, and **coming soon** summer dresses!

I know a lot of ladies have been waiting for these to arrive, so come in soon to get first choice! Gayle has even create one bag that is a slightly smaller version for the petite gals.

Here are a few examples:

New Artist: Kim Geiser!

I am very excited that we now have original art, jewelry, and greeting cards by Kim Geiser at Eclipse!

$50

bangle $15

$65

Just one of many, humorous, hand-drawn greeting cards! $4

Pendants, $15-22

$65

Kim Geiser is an artist from Manitowoc who owns Persimmons, an open studio/shop that features Kim’s work and great classes and workshops. This month she has beading basics, handpainted mugs, and mosaic classes. Keep checking her website for more opportunities to create with Kim!

You can find these items, and much more, at Eclipse or on our online shop–we have a new domain name for the shop portion of the website that is easier to remember: www.eclipsegalleryshop.com

Artist Roster for the 50/50/50 show

Over the past couple days we’ve been installing our upcoming exhibition, 50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Mediums. It has been very challenging but we think it is coming together successfully.

Don’t miss the opening reception, Saturday, September 26th!! It is from 5:30 – 10:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, and it’s free!

sauter_04_ArcMark Sauter, representing Wisconsin and Sculpture

We have finally completed the official artist roster and are excited to announce that the following artists will be involved in the show:

artist – state – medium

jennifer marsh – alabama – community based

judie gumm – alaska – bimetal

the milans – arizona – painting

laureen ament – arkansas – lampwork

stephen day – california – lighting design

elizabeth saeger – colorado – polymer clay

william evertson – connecticut – digital collage

william roberts – delaware – segmented wood

jennifer zoellner – florida – rag dolls

sarah neuburger – georgia – artistamps

jonathan clark – hawaii – oil, acrylic, textiles

dan scott – idaho – oil on canvas

tom kane – illinois – photojournalism

christina marsh – indiana – installation

randy richmond – iowa – digital pigment print

anne b. hollond – kansas – vinyl

stacy smith – kentucky – knit/felt

valerie smith – louisiana – photography

jeff badger – maine – multimedia

lia kent – maryland – sketchbook

christine tarantino – massachusetts – artist books/mail art

matthew shlian – michigan – paper

jorday kay phillips – minnesota – zines

sean starwars – mississippi – woodcut

matthew derezinski – missouri – digital

judy arledge – montana – basketry

karen kohtz – nebraska – artist trading cards

evie davis – nevada – button design

jenn ski – new hampshire – giclee

collective revolution – new jersey – silkscreen

juanita finger – new mexico – beading

dalia haber – new york – steel, textiles

kathie roig – north carolina – weaving

kim fink – north dakota – lithograph

corrine bayraktaroglu – ohio – embroidery

james francis – oklahoma – charcoal on wood

sarah baugh – oregon – graphic design

peter morgan – pennsylvania – ceramics

lauren minco – rhode island – gouache

katy bergman-cassell – south carolina – enamel on copper

sarah wilson – south dakota – handspun yarn

cathy horner – tennessee – collage

jennifer khoshbin – texas – sound

daniel embree – utah – monotype

gowri savoor – vermont – ink on paper

john hentry blatter – virginia – video

megan kirby – washington – typography

lauren beacham – west virginia – jewelry design

mark sauter – wisconsin – wood sculpture

georgia rowswell – wyoming – paper mache

Thank you to all the wonderful artists who have made this possible.

See you Saturday!

Upcoming Shows–Updates!!

Summer is almost gone and we are gearing up for our next exhibition, 50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Mediums. One artist from each state will represent a different medium in the art, craft, and design fields. The show starts on September 22nd with the opening reception on September 26th, from 5:30-10:00 pm. We hope to see you there for this exciting show which runs through December.

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Looking into 2010–which will be here before we know it–we are starting to accept submissions for Ethereal Views–Environments in Contemporary Art. This will be a curated, group exhibition of artists working in defining ethereal environments. Artwork will be characterized by one or more qualities of lightness, insubstantiality, intangibility, delicateness, of the celestial spheres, heavenly, not of this world, or spiritual while reflecting some kind of real or invented environment.

Artists so far include Kate Merritt Davis (painting) and Kiera L. Faber. (film)

Several additional artists of various mediums will be accepted for this show, which runs January-March 2010. If interested, email 5-10 images along with an artist statement/bio to sarah@theeclipsegallery.com