Saturday, December 29, 2012

In With the New!

It's time to bid 2012 a fond farewell and welcome in 2013!

Dancing, gouache by Giselle Potter

Thank you so much for your continued love and support of Chemers Gallery - we love what we do, and we couldn't do it without you! Here's hoping that the coming year will be full of fun surprises and positive growth, and oh yes, beautiful art to inspire the soul! 

We're hard at work planning for the coming year. Just take a look at what we have scheduled so far:

Jan 20: An evening with Eva Schloss, step-sister of Anne Frank, at Chemers Gallery.
5:30p Reception & Live Music, 6p Lecture. Click HERE for more information and tickets. 

Feb 9: Eye Candy Artisan Faire & More, 1 - 5p. Join us for a day of indulgence and sweet treats for your body, for your home and for your tummy! View the collections of talented jewelers, textile artists and ceramicists. More information coming soon!

Feb TBD: Book signing with Jim Doti, president of Chapman University, and illustrator, Lisa Mertins,  for their new book, Jimmy Finds His Voice. Click HERE for a book summary, excerpts, and more!

April 27: Viewpoints, Orange County All Media 2013. We're teaming up with the Tustin Art League and TACFA again to present favorite viewpoints of Orange County as presented by local professional & amateur artists.

Birthday Party, mixed media by Kelly Murphy

Holiday Hours
Sat, Dec. 29: 10a - 5p
Sun, Dec. 30 - Tues, Jan 1: CLOSED
Wed, Jan 2: CLOSED for inventory (half-day); OPEN in afternoon, please call for hours

See you in 2013!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Magic of Illustration

Tomorrow is the last day our children's book illustration show will be adorning our walls - can you believe it's been only 2 weeks?? Time has just flown by!

We're still reveling in the magic of the book show and we suspect you are, too. We've found some blog lovin' and wanted to share our findings with you...

Boris Kulikov & Heather Soodak, photo from Heather's blog

Heather Soodak Illustration
Heather, a local freelance illustrator and art teacher, shares pictures with the illustrators and of their talks.

Lauren Gallegos with Chris Sheban, photo from Lauren's blog

Lauren Gallegos Illustration
Another local illustrator, Lauren shares her admiration for the work of Chris Sheban and what it's like to meet her hero.

Matt Tavares' talk, photo from Diane's blog

Out of the Paintbox
Author / illustrator Diane Browning visits us every year and writes such lovely blogs in review of our show! This year she focused on the artist talks and demos.

Are there any more blogs to share out there? 
Don't be shy - we love seeing your pictures and hearing your thoughts!  

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ooh La La! A Very Special Fancy Nancy Event!

"Decisions, Decisions;" "Bedazzled Boudoir;" "DeVine Delectables" - limited edition Fancy Nancy illustrations

Get out your tiaras and feather boas! Robin Preiss Glasser is stepping out in style next Thursday, December 13th at Bloomingdales Fashion Island! Chemers Gallery is teaming up with Bloomies to bring you this simply splendiferous treat! Meet Robin and get signed books and limited edition Fancy Nancy illustrations while supporting the National Charity League. 10% of all purchases (not just Fancy Nancy!) will be donated to NCL - just be sure to check in at the Ooh La La reception desk on the 1st Floor.

An afternoon with Fancy Nancy illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser? C'est magnifique!

Thurs, Dec. 13th 12-2pm and 4-6pm
Bloomingdales Fashion Island, Children's Department, 3rd Floor

Enjoy a day with the girls filled with special events and gifts with purchase. Get some of that holiday shopping done as you support a great cause!

Chemers Gallery has some exquisite Fancy Nancy original illustrations. Check out our delectable selection on our website!

"Simply Splendiferous;" "Bonjour Buddies" - limited edition Fancy Nancy illustrations
YES, you can still purchase signed books, limited edition illustrations and original artwork even if you're unable to attend next Thursday's extravaganza! Send us an email or give us a call (714-731-5432) and we'll be happy to help you get your fancy on!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!


What a great group of people! Authors Paul Brewer & Kathleen Krull with illustrators EB Lewis, Sylvia Long, Chris Sheban, Boris Kulikov & Matt Tavares
Wow! Saturday was an amazing day! Thank you so so much to our talented illustrators and authors who came from all over the country to spend the day with us! Thank you to our fabulous volunteers from The Wooden Floor and thank you to our friends and families who gave their time to help us put on a fabulous show! And, thank you to our wonderful clients who joined in the fun and had so many wonderful things to say!

If you missed Saturday's festivities, you can still see framed and matted original illustrations on our walls until December 15th. Although we sold out of several titles, we still have a ton of signed books for holiday gifts, birthday presents, or if you just can't stop thinking about that book you should have picked up.

Nothing but crowds & books!

We don't think Matt Tavares believed us when we told him there were a lot of books to be signed...
Still to come: more pictures PLUS, for the first time EVER, we will have video of all of the 
talks and demonstrations! 

And...a very special Fancy Nancy event in the very near future! More details tomorrow!


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