Monday, August 30, 2010

It'll Be Here Before You Know It!

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Mark your calendars!

19th Annual Children's Book Illustrators Show & Signing

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
1:00 - 5:00 pm

Pre-sale of books and artwork begins Friday, October 1st -
can you believe it's that time of year already??

Here are this year's illustrious illustrators:

David Diaz

Caldecott Winner
Colorful & Stylized
Patrick O'Brien

Bold & Captivating
Julie Paschkis

Award Winning
Folk Art
S.D. Schindler

Award Winning
Versitle & Illustrative
Gennady Spirin

Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner

You know that every year Chemers Gallery picks a local children's charity to be the beneficiary of the Children's Book Illustration Show. This year we've again chosen the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, a wonderful organization that provides the families of sick children with a home away from home while their child is receiving treatment. Check out their website for more information. We'll be updating the blog and sending out emails as more information becomes available, so stay tuned to be sure you're in the know!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Fashionable Finery

If you're looking for baubles for your bodies, you've come to the right place! We have new jewelry artists and designers to tell you about and lots of jewels from familiar designers too!

Q Evon Design

Body Architecture by Q Evon Design

The latest in a string of artists and artisans discovered on Karen's latest trip to South Carolina, Q Evon Design fuses contemporary metal artistry with classic style. Dubbed "body architecture" by its talented designer, "Q," every piece is exquisitely crafted with rich textures and pleasing organic, structural shapes out of silver and gold. "Q" draws on her influences from ancient metal work and architecture. While attending Parsons School of Design "Q" discovered a talent for wax carving, which was later developed into Q Evon Design. Today she uses the techniques of reticulation, anti-clastic raising, acid etching, granulation, roller printing and keum-boo to achieve the sophisticated designs she is so known for. You'll love this line of jewelry if you enjoy designs with a more tailored look.

*Sneak Peek* David Tishbi

Although we only have a very small sampling from Israeli designer David Tishbi at the moment, we're anxiously awaiting a large shipment from him. David's "spinner rings" are created using a mixture of silver and yellow and rose gold. Colors and textures work harmoniously together to achieve a look that is both artful and feminine. Pictured at left is just one of the delicate designs we will be receiving. So many of you love Ithil Metalworks' innovative kinetic ring designs, now you'll enjoy the work of David Tishbi to add to your jingly ring collection.

Michelene Berkey

Bee Necklace by Michelene Berkey

Back again with beautiful nature-inspired silver and gold work, Michelene Berkey has sent us beautiful new twig-themed necklaces, bracelets and rings for your enjoyment. Cast from wax moldings of real twigs, Michelene uses these silver renderings as borders on her more intricate pendants and forms them into hoops set with semi-precious stones for a more simple, classic necklace. She makes bracelets and rings in different sizes so you can always bring a little bit of nature into your city life.

Anne Koplik Design
Necklace by Anne Koplik

We know how much you crave the affordable luxury of Anne Koplik's vintage-inspired necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Her new collection is available and better than ever with rich purples, blues, golds and pewter. Elegant Swarovski crystals adorn intricate metal filigree that are occasionally accented with hues of enamel. Anne Koplik's designs are perfect for every day wear or for that special occasion you've got coming up. Her dragonfly-inspired jewels fly right out the door, so be sure to hurry in to see them before they're all gone!

Dinna & Liz Yesachar
Cleopatra Collar from Dinna & Liz Yesachar

Best known for their polymer clay creations, this mother and daughter team has pulled a new trick out of their bag! Now you can adorn yourself in Dinna and Liz Yesachar's stunningly intricate hand-beaded collars, bracelets and earrings. The bold designs of these new pieces are sure to be noticed. Be sure to check out the pieces that are made from knitted threads, beads and crystals. Don't worry, Dinna and Liz are still working in polymer clay! New styles incorporate beadwork and polymer clay designs. The look they've created is simply out of this world.

Stop into the gallery to hunt for more treasures from Echo of the Dreamer, Betty's Beads, Tokyo Bay!

P.S. It's almost time for Ayala Bar's fall line to debut! Stay tuned for more details!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Support Rita Chemers at Bowers Museum!

Our very own Rita Chemers is giving her first ever PowerPoint presentation this weekend! Come on out to support her at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana this Saturday, August 21st at 1:30pm. She'll be sharing her tips for collecting fine art with you, so whether you are a novice collector or a seasoned professional, come to enjoy Rita's stories, tricks and advice.

Bowers Museum
Rita Chemers
"Tips & Guidlines for Collecting Fine Art"
Saturday, August 21, 2010
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Admission is free to members; free with paid museum admission (general admission $8, parking $2).

For more information, check out the Bowers Museum website.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pamper Yourself with Bonnie Holmes Skincare

20% off* of all Bonnie Holmes Skincare Products??
It MUST be August!!

That's right, those lazy hazy crazy days of summer have melted away into August, which means it's time for the Bonnie Holmes Skincare Summer Savings! Pamper yourself with Bonnie's spa-quality skin care. Go ahead, you deserve it! Choose from her extensive line of cleansers, cremes, masques and balms to find the products that are just right for you. Can't decide? Take home some samples! You'll be hooked in no time.
  • Lathering Facial Cleanser - $33
  • Creme Cleanser - $35
  • Skin Refreshment - $35
  • Sheer Skin Moisturizer -$48
  • Super-Rich Skin Creme - $60
  • Eyelid Balm - $38
  • Original Skin Creme - $48
  • Clay Refining Masque - $35
  • Mineral Skin Polish - $45
  • Roll-Away Creme - $68
  • Therapeutic Sinus Toner - $40
  • Serious Sunblock - $25
  • Satin Body & Bath Oil - $49
  • Ultra Velvet Body Creme - $70
  • Clay & Grapeseed Soothing Masque (very limited quantities) - $37
*17% off for all credit card purchases

Colors of Sunset, oil on board by Bonnie Holmes

While you're at it, why not pamper your soul with Bonnie's tranquil paintings? Filled with a sorbet of colors and hues of relaxation, Bonnie pulls the warm summer nights into our hearts and minds with her seascapes. Be sure to check out her river and mission scenes!

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