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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.

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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!

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!

magnet by the crafty hag

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!

stitch n sip

kid's night

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

Hope to see you there!

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

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!

You are Invited!

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Artist: Molly Keyser
Photography

I am happy to announce that the date is finally set for the opening of our first exhibition at The Eclipse Gallery! We had to push it back a little bit again due to our renovations taking longer than expected. You can stay updated with the photos of our progress on our Flickr. Renovating a 100 year old building has proved to be quite the challenge!

You are invited to the reception of Personality: Real & Imagined, featuring five diverse artists working in mediums including photography, paper sculpture, illustration, artist books, and comics. Artists include locals Molly Keyser (above image) and Adam Koenig, Justin Madson of Baraboo, WI, Liz Gresey of Chicago, and Sher Christopher of England.

Bring your friends for a night of art, conversation, and refreshments, on the evening of August 1st, 2009.
Free and open to the public. 5:30 PM – ?

The show will run from July (exact date TBA) through mid-September. So even if you can’t make it to the reception, stop by whenever you get the chance.

Thanks, and hope to see you soon! If you have any question or comments, feel free to email me at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com