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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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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 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.

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!

new artist: stephanie st. john

I am stoked to now be carrying these fabulous clay pendants by local artist Stephanie St. John now at Eclipse!


Each is unique, and for between $10-$20, you can’t beat ’em!

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!

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!

art you can snuggle with!

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Lightning Bug hand-painted and hand-sewn pillow by The Crafty Hag
$25–buy it here

We just realized that we have a plethora of soft, plushie, stuffies in the shop! Everything from toss pillows by the Crafty Hag, sock monsters by Alexandra Fox, and lively rag dolls by Jennifer Zoellner.

We’ve just listed many new items on our online shop–check it out!

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Meet Gretchen. Now this is a gal with some personality. I think she comes alive at night.
$175–go here to purchase

007Slippery–a unique sock monster by Alexandra Fox
$30–get him here

So if you don’t have room for art on your walls–get some art you can snuggle with!!!