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Thursday, February 15, 2018

New to The Gift Shop

We have many new artists in The Gift Shop who have joined us from Holiday Market 2017.
This week we will see the work of three of our new artists: Linda Ruehle, Brenda Shackleford, and Motawi Tileworks.

Linda Ruehle (RUE) is a clay artist whose work is very distinctive; in her designs, and her beautiful glazes.


"Making Waves" veggie platter

Blueberry Teapot

Brenda Shackleford (SHAC) has created unique, intricate, gratitude journals, and jypsy journals in her "Sassafraseee Series".

"Gratitude Journals"



"Jypsy Journals"

It is worth your time to read about Brenda's inspirations for her "Sassafraseee Series" in her Bio page in "The Gift Shop Artists' Bios" book.

Next is Motawi Tileworks (MOT). Always recognizable for their unique style, and vivid colors...you can now find them here at The Gift Shop!
Ladybug

Red Peony

(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center:
A special exhibit honoring Selfridge Air National Guard Base. January 27 - February 23, 2018, in our History Gallery.

"The Art of Music"  Selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). January 27 - February 23, 2018, in our main floor galleries. Juried by the Anton Art Center Exhibition Committee.


"Michigan Annual XLV"   The 45th annual statewide juried fine art competition and exhibition. January 27 - February 23, 2018, In our Community Gallery on the second floor. Juried by Dennis A. Nawrocki. 



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Valentine's Day will be here soon!

Valentine's Day will be here soon! Here at The Gift Shop, we have unique and thoughtful gifts for the ones you love. This week we will look at the work from George Bochnig, Cheryl English, Joanie Ugelow, Connie Babinchak, and Nancy Garcia.

George Bochnig (BOCH) is one of our favorite glass artists here at The Gift Shop. Featured are his beautiful heart-shaped glass paperweights.


Next up are the adorable new "tiny boxes" from clay artist Cheryl English (ENG).

These two are decorated with hearts. Aren't the the sweetest?
Cheryl has also brought us her clay lace heart dishes. So pretty!


Joanie Ugelow (UGE) is also one of our clay artists. Among her works are cute heart pins, and dishes.



Jewelry is always a good choice for Valentine's Day. We have beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and earrings here at The Gift Shop, some of them in sets.
Connie Babinchak (BAB) is one of our jewelry artist. Here is one of her lovely necklace and earrings sets, featuring a bold red heart pendant.



Nancy Garcia (GAR) is also one of our jewelry artists. Here is one of here necklaces with a heart design.


Do your Valentine's Day shopping here at The Gift Shop. You will be sure to find gifts here you will find no where else!

(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center:
A special exhibit honoring Selfridge Air National Guard Base. January 27 - February 23, 2018, in our History Gallery.

"The Art of Music"  Selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). January 27 - February 23, 2018, in our main floor galleries. Juried by the Anton Art Center Exhibition Committee.


"Michigan Annual XLV"   The 45th annual statewide juried fine art competition and exhibition. January 27 - February 23, 2018, In our Community Gallery on the second floor. Juried by Dennis A. Nawrocki. 

Tonight at Anton Art Center:
Director's Cut Talk: Anton Art Center  February 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm, Salvador Salort-Pons will discuss the highlights of his first years as director of the DIA, explore what's ahead in the upcoming year and answer questions from attendees. The free, public talk is presented by Anton Art Center, located at 125 Macomb Pl in Mount Clemens.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Artist of the Month

The "Artist of the Month" for February is Kimberly Kirkpatrick (KIRK).
Kimberly is primarily a ceramic artist. We have her cups, bowls and magnets in The Gift Shop. We also carry her cups and bowls with the licensed logos of the U.S. Coast Guard, MSU, and the U.S. Marine Corps.



(Remember, the letters in parentheses after the artist's name shows her code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)

Her ceramics fit in well with our tribute to Selfridge ANGB now on exhibit in our History Gallery.





See more about the exhibit below:

Showing now at Anton Art Center:

A special exhibit honoring Selfridge Air National Guard Base. January 27 - February 23, 2018, in our History Gallery.

"The Art of Music"  Selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). January 27 - February 23, 2018, in our main floor galleries. Juried by the Anton Art Center Exhibition Committee.


"Michigan Annual XLV"   The 45th annual statewide juried fine art competition and exhibition. January 27 - February 23, 2018, In our Community Gallery on the second floor. Juried by Dennis A. Nawrocki. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Gift Shop is open!

The Gift Shop at Anton Art Center is back up and running after a successful 2017 Holiday Market!

When you visit, you will find your favorite artists are back, plus brand new artists fresh from Holiday Market.

The Gift Shop offers delightful, artistic choices in:

Jewelry




Ceramics



Glass



Wall Art




Fashion




...and so much more!

Showing now at Anton Art Center:
"The Art of Music"  Selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). Juried by the Anton Art Center Exhibition Committee.

Coming to Anton Art Center:
"Michigan Annual XLV"  Opening Reception & Awards Saturday, January 27, 2-4pm
Awards will be announced at the Opening Reception following a performance by the Detroit Children's Choir at 3pm. Refreshments provided by Delta Kappa Gamma, Omega Chapter.

The 45th annual statewide juried fine art competition and exhibition. Juried by Dennis A. Nawrocki. Featuring a special exhibit with Selfridge Air National Guard Base. January 27 - February 23, 2018.





Sunday, December 3, 2017

Mini Tree Silent Auction

Holiday Market 2017 "Silver Bells" is in full swing! We have the work of over 130 local artists for your gift-giving pleasure.

One important feature of Holiday Market is our Mini Tree Silent Auction.


Proceeds will benefit Anton Art Center's educational, and community outreach programs.
Take a look at a sample of the 17 trees in the auction this year.



















You can bid on Silent Auction trees as often as you wish. The Auction runs through 7pm December 14. The winning bidders can pick-up their trees beginning at 7pm December 14, through 7pm  December 21. Plenty of time to add them to your Holiday decor!

Visit and shop our wonderful Holiday Market, and bid on the trees of your choice.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Classic Expressions

Our Wall-Art choices here at The Gift Shop are so varied...color palette, subject, medium, size, and style of expression. Today we will look at the classic paintings from Gloria Geoddeke, Linda Jones, and Marianna Defer-Pfeifer.

Gloria Goeddeke (GOE) has been a favorite artist at Anton Art Center for decades. Though she has since passed away; her beautiful, original artwork is still available here at The Gift Shop due to the dedication of her daughter.



We also carry Gloria's greeting cards.

Linda Jones (JON) is one of our newer artists. Her matted original artwork has been painted using acrylics.





Marianna Defer-Pfeifer (DEF) is a talented painter, and teacher. Her original artwork is classic.



(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center:

Members' Exhibition 2017  Sept. 5 -Oct. 13, 2017. Featuring the artwork of new and existing Anton Art Center members. When you see the show, be sure to vote for your favorite piece through the "People's Choice Award".

Artists' Choice Group Show   Sept. 9 - Oct. 12, 2017. This show features selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). Juried by Robert Fionda.

These are the last days for these two fine exhibitions. Don't miss the chance to see them.

These are also the last days to visit The Gift Shop before we close down to begin installation of Holiday Market 2017 "Silver Bells".