Category Archives: community

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!

Main Street & Rose Awards

 

 

We were fortunate enough to win two awards recently! Community Improvement of Algoma nominated us for the Best Interior Renovation project for the Wisconsin Main Street Program awards, and we won! That was very exciting, since the award is on a state-wide level. Here is a link to all of the winners and the press release.

We also won a Rose Award from the Algoma Chamber of Commerce, which is for helping to make the downtown more inviting. It was nice to be recognized for all of our hard work and we really appreciate it!

Stitch n Sip this Sunday

Join us on Sunday, the 24th, between 3-5 pm!!

This will be the first meeting of the newly formed Stitch ‘n Sip group (sorry we had to cancel the last one!) and we hope that as time goes by that lots of people will be able to come to this informal and fun gathering. Bring your own project (knitting, sewing, embroidery, crochet, etc.) or work on a community or charity collaboration that we provide. Whether your work is alternative or traditional, beginner or advanced, everybody is welcome here.

The sipping part is that I will be serving wine, coffee, and water. You can feel free to bring a different beverage and a snack if you like. Also, if you have any fiber/textile books or magazines that are interesting and inspiring, feel free to bring those to the meetings as well.

I’m excited to announce that the gallery has sponsored a Dream panel for the upcoming Dream Rocket fiber community collaboration organized by Jennifer Marsh and the International Fiber Collaborative. Check out this website to learn more about this ambitious project and then come to the Stitch ‘n Sip meeting to add your contribution to the panel. Our work will then be installed on the Saturn V Rocket in Huntsville, Alabama!

Also, I have started a blog for the group, which you can find at http://stitchnsip.wordpress.com. We can keep updated with each other and post pictures of our projects. If you would like to be an admin, just let me know what your email address is and then you can post directly on the blog.

Questions? email sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

WinterFest

ceramic jar by local artist Joe Singewald

We have donated this jar for St. Mary’s Winterfest silent auction, to help raise money for the school. More info below

St. Mary’s Parish, Algoma, is having its 8th annual Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 6, from Noon to 10:00 P.M. Fun for the whole Family! Activities include: *Large Raffle– $1000 Grand Prize and many more prizes (Need not be present to win) * Special Raffles for a Home-made Quilt and a Full Force – Archery Bow *Huge Silent Auction, some auction items: Signed Packer Football, Las Vegas Vacation package, Bar-room Table and Stools, Badger football tickets, plus much more * Cake Walk, Food and Refreshments *Sheepshead Card Party-1:00pm * Youth Fun Area and a Kids Silent Auction – Fun for all ages * Winterfest Dinner featuring Caribbean Chicken and Fruit Salad – Enjoy a dinner with all the fixin’s, Dessert & a Drink. Cost is $8.00 for Adults, serving from 4:00-7:00 P.M.

For more info or tickets visit http://www.stmarysalgoma.com or call the school/parish office 920-487-5004/487-5005.

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 12:00 PM10:00 PM. St. Mary’s Parish 214 Church Street Algoma, WI 54201.

Christmas in the City This Weekend!

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We will be participating in the Christmas in the City festivities in Algoma this weekend!! Come by and decorate your own sugar cookie and pick up a unique, handmade gift of art for a loved one (or treat yourself!).

Make sure to view our current exhibition, 50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Mediums, before it ends on the 31st!

There are many other cool things going on–notably the Clay on Steele open house which is tonight (Friday the 4th). There will be pottery demonstrations, refreshments, and more!

Pick up a brochure here at Eclipse with a listing of all the other activities

or view it here.

Hope to see you this weekend! We are open Friday Noon-7:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

October Events!

Join us for a couple fun events this month!

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kid's night

For more info, visit this link or email me at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

Hope to see you there!

Kid’s Art Studio–come create for free!

Our kid’s art studio is now up and running–and it’s free! Stop by anytime during regular hours and bring your kids to draw, paint, make a popsicle stick puppet, a paper-folding project (provided by the Toymaker), or just mess about with ribbons, pipecleaners, stickers, and such.

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We are opening Saturday! Be there or be square!

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This Saturday is the artist’s reception for Personality: Real & Imagined, featuring Liz Gresey of Chicago, Adam Koenig and Molly Keyser of Green Bay, Justin Madson of Baraboo, and Sher Christopher of England.

We are so excited to be finally open after our 8 months of renovations. Make sure to stop by on Saturday, August 1, between 5:30-10:00 pm for refreshments and ART!

Also check out our recent newspaper article here.

Just a reminder that we are still looking for artists, crafters, and designers to sell their work on consignment, click here for details. Email me if interested at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

Hope to see you all on Saturday!

Mailing List

New feature on the website–signup for our mailing list!

I send out a quarterly e-mail with updates, announcements, and news. If you include your snail mail address, I will send you periodic colorful postcards with event invitations, special promotions, and more.

We DO NOT sell or rent your information. E-mail us anytime to remove your name from the list or to make changes.

Also–you can use the mailing list form to send me a message if you like. Thanks!

New Flickr Group

I’ve been a little obsessed with Flickr lately. Probably because I just got a new camera. It’s only a point-and-shoot, but I love it so much–a Nikon P80. So I’ve been browsing through Flickr a bunch (especially since I’ve been sitting in the hospital for the last week with Brandon and have an exorbinant amount of free time). I have said it before, and I’ll say it again–I can’t believe the amount of talented artists out there in the world. Aren’t we lucky to live in a world where we have the Internet and are able to discover so much great art everyday!!?

So I have set up a Flickr group for The Eclipse Gallery. This group is for artists, makers, and designers who:

1. Have exhibited at The Eclipse Gallery
2. Who are going to exhibit at The Eclipse Gallery
3. Who want to exhibit at The Eclipse Gallery

For more details, visit this link. As always, any questions/comments, just e-mail.