Monday, August 31, 2009

Laguna Beach Summer Arts Festivals

Did you miss out on the annual summer art festivals in Laguna Beach? Don't sweat it! Beat the heat and see what you missed at Chemers Gallery! We carry a selection of work from some of the talented participating artists year-round!

Sandy Clark: Soft still life and figurative works done in watercolor. Sandy works mostly on yupo paper, which is a synthetic paper that adds to the spontaneity of her work. Her dreamy compositions are created using non-traditional techniques.

Lilia Venier: Fun, whimsical ceramics with unique glazes and textures. Lilia uses a combination of techniques, such as throwing and hand-building to create one-of-a-kind art pieces. Each work makes you want to touch them to feel the textures for yourself!

Jie Zhou: Beautiful, traditional landscape oil paintings. Jie has an eye for detail and composition. Influenced by the muted colors of his childhood in Suzhou, China and the more vivid colors of his adulthood, Jie expresses peacefulness in his paintings.

Mary Aslin: Award-winning still life and plein air pastels. Mary's colors are rich and velvety. They really convey her love of the creative process. Mary also exhibited at the Sawdust Festival this year.

Dirk Hagner: Sophisticated relief etching, letterpress and woodcut prints that combine text and image to stir emotion. Originally from Germany, Dirk uses his experience with language, words and printmaking to create unique landscapes and breathtaking figures.

Gerald Schwartz: Gerald's details are simply amazing in his photo-realistic oil paintings. Using the ever-changing sky and retro elements as inspiration, his striking paintings have the ability to draw you closer to the canvas for further investigation.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

We Eat Food That's Fresh!

Click the You Tube video below to see & hear a sample of  
We Eat Food That's Fresh! 
by Angela Russ-Ayon, Illustrations by Cathy June


Special Book Signing &
Preview Event!

Saturday September 12, 2009

Chemers Gallery
17300 17th Street, Tustin CA 92780
714 731 5432

You may know Cathy June Arneson from behind the counter at Chemers Gallery, or have seen her beautiful pastels hanging in the gallery. You already know that she's a talented frame designer and a friendly, helping hand. Cathy has added another feather to her cap and has illustrated her first children's book!

We Eat Food That's Fresh is a sing-a-long story about trying new foods, especially fruits and veggies. Cathy has created beautiful pastel images that are simply yummy, as one of our clients put it. Written by Angela Russ-Ayon and published by OurRainbow Press, We Eat Food That's Fresh is a feast for the eyes and for the tummy. No, you can't eat the book! But we're sure that Cathy's scrumptious illustrations will make you run right out to find some fresh food of your own!

Peppers, Corn, Squash In a Pot of Stew
illustration by Cathy June Arneson

Already an experienced pastel artist, Cathy had never even dreamed of working within children's book illustration until she began working at Chemers Gallery. Our annual Children's Book Illustrators Show & Signing really struck a chord with her, showing her that illustration could be a painterly expression of a story. Soon she was inspired to join a group for aspiring illustrators, SCBWI, and discover for herself just what it took to become a children's book illustrator.

RSVPs are appreciated!
But please come even if you don't RSVP!
Call us: 714 731 5432
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Catch a sneak preview of the dozens of books featured in our 18th Annual Children's Book Illustrators Show & Signing! This year's show will be December 5th, but you can preview the books from all of our marvelous illustrators on September 12th!


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Monday, August 10, 2009

Bonnie Holmes Skincare - The Natural Choice

Chemers Gallery really does have something for everyone, including a luxurious skin care line developed by one of our talented artists, Bonnie Holmes! A native southern Californian, Bonnie developed her line of skin products in the late 1980's and has made it her personal mission to ensure they are pure and pH-balanced. She uses no perfumes, dyes or animal products, and items in her arsenal are packed with natural, nutrient-rich goodness. On top of all of this, Bonnie is also a talented painter!

Lathering Facial Cleanser, Pure Skin Balm, Creme Cleanser
Just a sample of the products available

Chemers Gallery is the exclusive west coast distributor of
Bonnie Holmes Skincare Products!

Choose from:
  • Lathering Facial Cleanser
  • Creme Cleanser
  • Skin Refreshment
  • Sheer Skin Moisturizer
  • Super-Rich Skin Creme
  • Eyelid Balm
  • Original Skin Creme
  • Clay Refining Masque
  • Mineral Skin Polish
  • Roll-Away Creme
  • Therapeutic Sinus Toner
  • Serious Sunblock
  • Satin Body & Bath Oil
  • Ultra Velvet Body Creme
Why not try the Roll-Away Creme, Bonnie's favorite product? If you've never used this soothing balm before, come in to learn how to use it! It literally rolls off of your skin, leaving it exfoliated and refreshed, key elements in Bonnie's skin regime philosophy.

So, go ahead and pamper yourself with Bonnie's line of spa-quality skin care. You're sure to find the cleansers, cremes, masques and balms that are just right for you among her extensive line.

While you're at it, check out Bonnie's beautiful oil paintings - the lady is multi-talented!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Danny Evans IS the Rage!

So, let's get meshuge (meh-shu-gee) with it!

Meet the Author & Book Signing

Saturday, August 15th

Refreshments Served

Chemers Gallery
Enderle Center
17300 17th St, Ste. G
Tustin, CA 92780
714 731 5432

Celebrate the release of Danny Evans' first book,
Rage Against the Meshugenah
published by Penguin!

Not only is he Karen's brother-in-law, but Danny is also the author of the hit blog, in which he chronicles his life with his wife, children and chance encounters.

With his characteristically humorous writing, Danny details his personal descent into clinical depression and the steps he took on the road to recovery. While depression and its associated feelings are rarely discussed from a male perspective, Danny gives us an honest portrait of the illness with his signature hilarity.

"Danny Evans demonstrates unequivocally that funny people get depressed, and depressed people don't lose their sense of humor. His memoir is honest and unblinking in its portrayal of how depression colors a life, and yet it is as funny a book as you're likely to read. Wholly original, and a real pleasure to read." - Robert Rummel-Hudson, author of SCHUYLER'S MONSTER

"A razor-sharp, witty new voice with loads of heart." - New York Times Bestselling Author Josh Kilmer-Purcell

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Boxes and Boxes of RAGE!

Books will be available for purchase - $15.00 each
RSVPs are appreciated so we can get an approximate book count.

Adults only please.
Bring friends, spouses, neighbors, etc.
The more the merrier!

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"RAGE" Reviews & Interviews

Dads Inc.

Clark Kent's Lunchbox

Undomestic Diva

Linda of

Book signing with our own Cathy June (Arneson),
illustrator of "We Eat Food That's Fresh!"
Saturday, September 12, 2009

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