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.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Angel Box

This lovely angel box will be available for purchase at our annual show, An Artful Affair, on October 1st.

Painted by Cia Williford, our mixed media artist (and a founding member of the Greater Westmoreland Creative Collective), the box measures 8 3/8" W x  8 1/8 L x 1 3/4" D. It has been distressed and crackled, and features a beautiful folk art angel on the lid.

Perfect for jewelry, trinkets, love letters...the uses for this delightful box are limited only by your imagination. It would make a wonderful Christmas present for someone special!