Category Archives: handmade design

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!

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New Aprons by Mrs. Gritzy!

Mrs. Gritzy paid us a visit the other day and she brought a fabulous new selection of adult and child-sized aprons with her! One of my favorites is this coffee bean apron:

Mrs. Gritzy also knits great kitchen scrubbies and washcloths, among other things. You can find her on Facebook here.

ALL of her aprons are available in the shop or on our website! We are currently re-vamping our online shop and are adding new items every week. Bookmark www.eclipsegalleryshop.com and check back often. Here’s a direct link to the aprons.

NEW: Amazing Soy Candles

I am totally in love with the new candles we got in — All You Need Is Candles is a soy candle line by Katie Porterfield. They smell soooo amazing, you just have to come in to smell them. For example, she has created an “Apple Barn” scent that actually smells like an apple BARN. Not just a simple apple scent, no. It actually smells like you just walked into an old apple orchard barn — it’s amazing.

Another great aspect about Katie’s candles is that they are made from 100% soy wax from soy that is grown by American Farmers. She also supports WI business by purchasing her supplies through a family-run business in Northern WI.

Right now we have many fall scents available in different sizes. We also have tarts that can be melted in any type of warmer and reused until they stop smelling. Winter scents will be coming in soon. These make a great holiday gift!

You can also find All You Need Is Candles on Facebook here.

Thanks for buying local and buying handmade!

seeking new makers/crafters/designers

The busy season is quickly approaching! We are currently accepting submissions for handmade items on consignment. I am especially looking for unique designs and products, so if this sounds like you, please email me at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com  ASAP as space is limited!

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions:

What kinds of things are you looking for?

We are looking for cutting-edge, contemporary artwork, fine craft, and handmade design. We only accept handmade work of the highest craftsmanship & quality. We prefer work that does not duplicate or closely resemble anything that is currently in our gallery & store, or other galleries & stores. We also like to work with artists who have a cohesive body of work, in order to have an effective display. We accept submissions from both emerging & established artists. We LOVE art and design that is made from natural and/or recycled materials, or is in some other way earth-friendly, but it doesn’t have to be.

Some things we need right now include:

natural personal care products (100% handmade)
small, lower priced items like magnets, photo frames, etc.
accessories
handmade art/craft supplies (like hand carded/dyed wool yarn)
paper goods
furniture
artist books and zines
children’s items
candles
glass ware
household items
you get the idea :)

some things we do not need are: jewelry, ceramics, and bags/purses

How does this work?

You set the retail price for your work. We charge a fee of 40% of the retail price for each item sold. That means you get 60% of each item you sell through our store AND you don’t have to worry about any of the costs associated with running an art & design gallery. Your work may also be included on our website for online sale (not on Etsy). You only get charged if an item sells, there are no registration or hidden fees. You are responsible for delivering the artwork and/or handmade goods to our store. You are free to withdraw your goods from the store at anytime, but you are responsible for the pick-up or return shipping.

When will I get paid?

Every 30 days we send you a check directly. We also supply you with a report of exactly which items you have sold, and what you still have in our inventory. No phone calls to check on sales or inventory, please. We will be too busy selling your work!

Is there a contract to sign?

Yes. If we decide to consign your artwork and/or handmade goods, we will e-mail you a contract and an inventory list  that you can print out and include in your shipment of artwork/goods. That way, we are both protected and you can rest easy.

I want to consign my work with you. Now what do I do?

Send us your submission by e-mailing us 5-7 images of your work along with a brief description. Make sure to include your contact information, the price range of your work, a short bio, and your artist statement, if applicable. Also include any links where we can see more examples of your work.  Our e-mail address is sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

What should I expect after sending a submission?

We will take about a week or so to review your application. If we choose to accept your work, we will send you an e-mail back and give you further instructions. We can answer any other questions that you have at that time.

Do you take wholesale orders?

We may wholesale orders for certain items or if you have consigned with us before and have a proven track record.

Do you accept International consignments?

Not at this time, although this may change in the future.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to e-mail us at sarah@theeclipsegallery.com

Thank you for your interest!

such a pretty lass!

aprons are cute, and this one is extra sweet. handsewn by our own lovely Mrs. Gritzy–you can be the cutest little leprechaun on the block in this apron. what is better than shamrocks and ladybugs? glitter! wear it as a special treat on St. Pattie’s Day and throughout the year to brighten your mood and let the luck of the Irish rub off on you! One size fits most. Only $35 and you can get it here.

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

orange you glad it’s monday?

Hokey, I know,but I’m in a good mood today. Looking around the gallery, I find that we have a lot of ORANGE things right now—one of my favorite colors–so energizing, uplifting, and positive. In the middle of winter, we could all use a little brightness in our life!

hand-sewn bag and wallet by Gayle Gentry

Clock by Kimberly Erickson

NEW feather earrings by local artist Terri

ceramic bowl by Joe Singewald

hats by Melissa Hahn

musical quote pillow by Gayle Gentry

coasters by Kimberly Erickson

Domino Pendant by Odd Bird Designs

mug by Joe

magnets by Lori Birr

collage postcards by Molly Overstreet

hairclips by lizzellizzel

notecard by Kate Merritt Davis

magnet by The Crafty Hag

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.