Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jewelry Trunk Show and Giveaway

Merriann has put together a wonderful giveaway for her upcoming Trunk Show on the 28th: a Zippity Doodads Tote filled with some of her favorite things:

Bobbi Brown's Beach Body Oil (You have to smell it to believe it!)
A plush Martha Stewart Beach towel
2 ocean blue seashell mugs
A box of the very best tea: Mighty Leaf, Earl Grey
A Zippity Doodads sterling bead bracelet with charms of coral and aquamarine
A pair of exclusive earrings made of Bald Head Island shells, coral and aquamarine
And that very handy Zippity Doodads Tote bag!

Visit her blog to learn more about this fantastic offer!

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Video from Nan!

Our own Nan Loncharich has a new video on "Making a Simple Flower Pin," a companion piece to her book, Making Flowers from Wool, that came out last year.

Nan's book, and the wool strips used in the video, are available at our online shop, Spoonwood Gallery.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pictures from An Artful Affair 2011

A special thank you to all the artists, family, friends, and visitors who made the second annual Artful Affair a huge success. We couldn't have been more pleased with the turnout (especially considering the rainy weather!), and hope you all enjoyed the day of tea, cookies, conversation and art as much as we did. Here are some photos of the day for those who couldn't make it:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Introducing Our New Gallery: Spoonwood

The artists of the Greater Westmoreland Creative Collective (GWCC) are pleased to announce the grand opening of their online gallery, Spoonwood. Spoonwood is a juried marketplace (named after Mountain Laurel, Pennsylvania's state flower) that provides a new venue for GWCC members and guest artists to showcase their work. It also serves as an adjunct to their annual Fall trunk show, An Artful Affair.

The GWCC is a Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, group of artists, craftsmen, designers, jewelers, and growers working cooperatively to promote quality and excellence in products crafted for the public. Our members, and their areas of specialty, include: Merriann Grant, fine jewelry; Nan Loncharich, fabric arts; Cia Williford, mixed media arts; Katie Resch, painted woodwork; Helen Stetina, needlecrafts; and Lisa Hertzog, country decor.

The Gallery is located at Interested visitors are encouraged to register (no financial information is required) in order to receive the GWCC newsletter, sales notices, etc.

Keep us in mind for your holiday shopping!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sun Shines on Artful Affair

Sunflowers are everyone's favorite flower at this time of year, and Nan has some of her fancy wool versions ready for this Saturday's Artful Affair. 

She has a few handwoven wool capelets and scarves which showcase a wool flower so prettily: in charcoal, beige, black and rust.  Some have a bamboo/rayon fringe, but most are slightly altered shapes created for the confident female.

She has some very special oversized extraordinary flowers in hand-dyed wool for that same confident female, so perhaps that is you!

Stop in!  Enjoy some cookies with us!

Saturday Sneak Peek!

An Artful Affair (Saturday, October 1st) is shaping up to be a really awesome day. Our talented artists have outdone themselves this year. If you enjoy seeing quality handcrafted work and unique designs, do yourself a favor and stop in for a visit. You won't be sorry!

A sampling of our artists' work:

Nan Loncharich, Fancy Wool Flowers

Merriann Grant, Zippity Doodads

Cia Williford, Briarwood Studio

Katie Resch

Helen Stetina

Lisa Hertzog

Also joining us again this year are two Associate GWCC Members:

Marlene Melego

Sue McLaughlin

And for the first time ever, we are welcoming a Student GWCC Member to the show, Ms. Alex Grant. Alex is a talented photographer and will be exhibiting a collection of her prints, including several, like this one, taken on a recent trip to Italy.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wine, Anyone?

GWCC member Katie Resch is bringing these new colorful wine-bottle stoppers to this year's An Artful Affair. These amazing pieces are handpainted and crafted. Katie and her father also make wonderful cabinets from reclaimed wood that are decorated with Katie's wood burning/painting technique. We hope you'll come by to see them, and the many other wonderful items by local artists and artisans, at our show.