Saturday, October 27, 2007

Beki Killorin...New Arrivals

Beki Killorin is one of our most popular artists. Her style brings a contemporary look to familiar subjects, imbuing birds, flowers and other images of the natural world with a unique life and spirit. Each work receives her special imprint.....a small red dot the precedes her signature. It is an acknowledgment of God's ever present and lasting love and and affirmation of the wonder of His creation. Amen...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Viscosity Glass Arrived Today

Viscosity is the name of the studio of Scott Graham and Cristy Aloysi. The husband and wife team reside in Seattle where they create a line of contemporary glass objects for the home that are unique in their clean lines and crisp designs.

The bowl shown is quite large, measuring 14" across and 9" in height. It is unique in that it is double walled.

There are several others to see in various colors and sizes, so drop by to see them when you can.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Plant Buddies Are Back

Plant buddies are cool little plant stakes (about 12") that are really fun in your favorite flower pot. Made by Canadian artists Don Gidley and Sue Parke, they have proven to be popular gifts at $12 for the plant sitter or the person who takes care of your pets while you are away having fun. We have been sold out of them for some time, so it is great to get them back in the gallery. Don and Sue furnish us with the neat pot to display them in. Drop by or give us a buzz (1.800.272.3870) to pick up a few for gifts. Click on the picture to see close up.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Baking Day

Today was my (Wally) day off from the gallery and I was in a baking mood. I started off with an old family favorite...sourdough apple butter rolls. We freeze them as soon as they cool off from the oven and pull a couple out when needed. They are yummy.

I next tried a new roll recipe that has dill, green onion and cheddar cheese. Definitely a winner!

Email me if you would like the recipes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nativity by Don Drumm

This fabulous standing nativity arrived today. It is designed by the well known sculptor Don Drumm. It is large enough to make a significant display in your home. It will be cherished for generations. Click to purchase.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

New work by Heather Judge

Wally has been busy the past few days framing four new mixed media paintings by Heather Judge. Shown is "Monarch 10" which measures 16" x 16". Wally has done an archival framing for it which measures 30" x 33". He has also used the new AR (anti-reflective) glass which is amazing. The AR glass reduces reflection so much that you cannot see the glass. The framed price is $895.
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Heather Judge is one of our most popular artists...drop by soon to see her new pieces.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Looking for a few good cookies.

October means planning for the Thanksgiving weekend open house at Smith Galleries and the 1000+ cookies I'll make for it. I've already begun scouring the newsstands for the holiday baking issues in search of the perfect cookie! But my favorites are usually recipes I get from friends. That's where you come in.

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe you'd like to share? Wally has created a form (click here) for you to fill out with your favorite. If I make your recipe for the open house, you'll receive a gift from Smith Galleries.

The rules are pretty simple--when you submit your recipe you are giving permission for me to share it with others (I'm thinking about compiling a "colossal cookie collection" of the submitted recipes). Only recipes I don't already have will be considered for prizes although they will all be included in the collection. Decision of the judge (me) is final. Ha!

Click here to submit your recipe.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Sugarboo Arrives Today

Some of you may be familiar with Sugarboo photo frames designed by Rebecca Puig. They are great gifts from parents to children and husbands to wives. All you have to do is select your favorite photograph from your personal collection and insert it in the center and have a work of art that is very personal. Each frame measure 20" x 20". Check out the ones we received today and let us know your favorite.