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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.

Press: Door County Living Magazine

A big thank you to Door County Living Magazine, whose current issue (the one with the cute owl on it) features an article about The Eclipse Gallery!


Come into the gallery to snag a copy!

REMINDER: For those of you who don’t already follow my personal art blog, Visual Influence, I have an art giveaway going on right now — and today is the LAST day to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an original painting of mine! While you’re there, check out my other posts, and if you like what you see, subscribe to the RSS feed. I’ve been blogging now for 3 years and try to bring my own unique perspective to what inspires me about art & craft. Let me know what you think!

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.

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!

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!

New This Week!

Check out the new Peninsula Pulse newspaper for a great article about Eclipse by Melissa Ripp.

Thank you Melissa!

Here’s a link to the online version.

We have also created a Press page on our website, where you can find our latest press releases and links to articles.

Please stop by the Algoma Business Connection meeting which will be held at our space on Monday, December 14, from 5:30 – 7:30. Network with Chamber of Commerce members and the community, refreshments will be served, and take a look at the 50/50/50 show before it closes on the 31st! Cost is $3 at the door, or $2 pre-registered, which you can do online here. Should be a fun night and you can even pick up a last minute Christmas gift!

ALSO, please update your bookmarks for this site! I am no longer using domain mapping, and the URL will be going back to https://theeclipsegallery.wordpress.com

Our main website is still located at www.theeclipsegallery.com
If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out.

Thanks!

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.

New at Eclipse!

Looking for a truly unique gift? Keep us in mind for your holiday shopping! We have some new and exciting things at the gallery, including these great treasure boxes made with found objects and handmade paper by local artist Kirsten Christanson! I think one of these would make a great present filled with some potpourri, ornaments, or other goodies.

$36.00 and they are signed by the artist. Stop by Eclipse or you can buy one online here.

I have been busy making one-of-a-kind fabric Christmas tree ornaments. Hand-sewn and whimsical, they make a great gift or interesting addition to your holiday decorating. You can find a selection here–with FREE shipping if you can’t make it to Algoma!

Only $12 each!

Not to mention all the unique art, craft, and design that we have featured in our current exhibition, 50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Mediums–all of which would make a great gift or addition to your personal collection. The show only runs through December 31st so plan a visit soon!

As always, feel free to email me at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com with any questions or comments, and make sure to check out our main website for additional information about our space.

November Gift Card Galore!

For the month of November ONLY we are having a fabulous gift card promotion–just in time for Holiday shopping!

You can get $25 gift cards for $20, $50 gift cards for $40, and $100 gift cards for $80. Perfect for those hard to shop for people on your list–let them pick out their own present and they will get something unique they love!

Also, with any purchase of $50 or more (excluding gift cards) you will get a free $10 gift card!

AND we are giving away one $50 gift card, so make sure to stop by and sign up for the drawing! No purchase necessary.

Happy Holidays!