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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".

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Artistic Animals

We love our animals...from our pets to wildlife they enrich our lives. Animals are a very popular theme for the artists here at The Gift Shop, too. You can choose from their varied styles and mediums to add animals to your decor, make a fashion statement, or send a special greeting.
This week we will look at the "Artistic Animals" created by Anastasia Chamiok, Abigail Davidson, and the team of Rick Pruckler and Tonya Lutz.

Anastasia Chamiok (CHAM) works in acrylics, colored pencil, and pastels. Here is a lovely original matted 15" x 18" portrait of a horse she has created with colored pencil. 



Abigail Davidson (DAVI) is a print-maker, illustrator, and painter. Her original prints are adorable. She also has brought us T-shirts, purses, and greeting cards...with the same clever prints.






Rick Pruckler and Tonya Lutz (PRU) are tile-makers. Their designs are rich in deep detail. Their animal tiles are beautiful, and small enough to tuck into any wall space.






(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.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Show Your Colors!

Here at The Gift Shop we offer ways for you to "Show Your Colors"...whether it is to celebrate our flag, a college affiliation, or military service. This week we will look at the work of Diane Bowman, Kimberly Kirkpatrick, and Jan Gunning.

Diane Bowman (BOW) is known as the "Tall Ships Lady". Her watercolor/pen and ink portraits of famous and familiar watercraft are stunning. Her prints shown sport the "Red, White, and Blue".




Kimberly Kirkpatrick (KIRK) fashions ceramic bowls and mugs with military and college logos on them.




No mention of "Red, White, and Blue" would be complete without showcasing the very fun and patriotic wreath created by Jan Gunning (GUN). It even has a jaunty Uncle Sam right on top!



(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.



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pottery is Decorative and Functional

Want to add a dramatic touch to your dinner table? The ceramic artists here at The Gift Shop have created decorative and functional pottery just right for your next celebration, or even for everyday dining. This week we will look at the work of Darlene Bosman, Rosita Gendernalic, and Harold Swanson.

Darlene Bosman (BOS) has distinctive serving platters with lovely glazes.



Rosita Gendernalic (GEN) has a signature style that she brings to her ceramics. These pretty serving dishes have been decorated with floral designs.




Harold Swanson (SWAN) brings an Oriental feel to many of his ceramic serving pieces.



Servingware does not have to be boring if you choose the pieces created by our talented ceramic artists!

(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.

Today:
Join us at the 26th annual ArtParty fundraising event to benefit the Anton Art Center, presented by Oakland University! ArtParty will take place this year on Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 – 9:00pm immediately outside the Anton Art Center.  Tickets are $65 in advance ($75 at the door) and can be purchased in person at the Anton Art Center, online at www.theartcenter.org/artparty ,or by phone at 586-469-8666.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Bright and Colorful

Looking for something bright and colorful for your walls? The artists here at The Gift Shop offer just what you need. This week we will look at the wall art of Mino Watanabe, Karen Cazabon, and Mary Tassone.

Mino Watanabe (WAT) has brought her skills as an illustrator to her fanciful prints. Her "Fruits and Vegetables" series includes the charming little Spirit of each food.







Karen Cazabon (CAZ) is a mixed media artist. Her work titled "Here's Looking at You" is a bright collage piece.

Mary Tassone (TASS) uses alcohol inks on ceramic tiles. The tiles shown are 3"x 6", small enough to make a colorful addition to any wall space.


Make Bright and Colorful part of your home today!

(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. Opening reception Saturday Sept. 9 from 2-4pm, featuring a dance performance by Jenna Sinei.
When you see the show, be sure to vote for your favorite piece through the "People's Choice Award"!
Coming Soon:
Artists' Choice Group Show Sept. 9 - Oct. 12 2017. This show will 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. Opening reception Saturday Sept. 9 from 1-3pm.

Join us at the 26th annual ArtParty fundraising event to benefit the Anton Art Center, presented by Oakland University! ArtParty will take place this year on Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 – 9:00pm immediately outside the Anton Art Center.  Tickets are $65 in advance ($75 at the door) and can be purchased in person at the Anton Art Center, online at www.theartcenter.org/artparty ,or by phone at 586-469-8666.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Gift Shop "Artist of the Month"

The Gift Shop "Artist of the Month" for September is Patti Pfaendtner.

Patti Pfaendtner (PFA) is a mixed media artist. She prides herself on finding innovative and unique uses for discarded and/or vintage materials, including found metal, flea market dolls, exotic wood, antique drawers, clay, and vintage text. Each art piece is original and is created with an eye towards whimsy, fantasy, and surprise. Her works often carry a special meaning, reflected by their titles and wording within them.

"Believe"

"Crown Fish"

"Little Things"

"Moon"

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

The Gift Shop is so lucky to have Patti as one of our resident artists!


Showing now at Anton Art Center:
Romeo Guild of Art Members Show  July 8 - August 31, 2017. Featuring artwork by members of the Romeo Guild of Art. Today is the last day to see these wonderful pieces of art!

Coming soon to 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 will feature 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Birds and Blooms

Birds and Flowers are a favorite subject for many artists, including artists here at The Gift Shop. This week we will look at the work of artists Catherine Firmbach, Hilda Havlik, and Helena Kuttner-Giasson..

Catherine Firmbach (FIR) is one of our photographers. Among her many works are some lovely photos of birds and flowers. Her work is available as prints, framed prints, and greeting cards.






Hilda Havlik (HAV) is another one of our photgraphers, and her bird and flower portraits are so charming. Her work is available as prints, framed prints, and greeting cards.






Helena Kuttner-Giasson (KUTT) chooses many subjects for her paintings. Here are some of her very pretty flower and bird works, available as original pieces, matted prints, greeting cards, wine charms, and key fobs.






Bring the beauty of Birds and Blooms into your home, or as gifts for someone special.

(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:

Palette and Brush Club Show   June 13 - August 25 in the main floor galleries. These are the last days for this show featuring selected artwork by members of the Palette & Brush Club of Southfield

Romeo Guild of Art Members Show  July 8 - August 31, 2017. Featuring artwork by members of the Romeo Guild of Art

Thursday, August 17, 2017

More Garden Art for your home

Here at The Gift Shop there are still more artists whose creations bring the garden into your home.
This week we will look at the work of Anna Hughes, Winnie Chrzanowski, David Dinsdale, and Pete Snodgrass.

Anna Hughes (HUG) has brought us some of her beautiful hanging glass garden mosaics. Each is a framed 16"x11" piece.




Winnie Chrzanowski (CHRZ) is a photographer of many subjects. Her flower and insect portraits are so vivid. Many of her photos are also available as cards and magnets.







David Dinsdale (DINS) is also a photographer who has turned his photos into glass bread boards, and coasters. Here are some of his garden inspired creations.






Pete Snodgrass (SNOD) is a watercolor artist. Each of his paintings and cards is an original.





(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:
Palette and Brush Club Show   June 13 - August 25 in the main floor galleries. This show features selected artwork by members of the Palette & Brush Club of Southfield

Romeo Guild of Art Members Show  July 8 - August 31, 2017. Featuring artwork by members of the Romeo Guild of Art