Philadelphia artists who collaborate and share b32

fused glass workshop presentation

I haven’t written about much Art here at unpredictable thoughts now that I have my stella gassaway artlog in which I write about what is happening in my studio and what new work I am making. That space is all about me.

This photo is an image I took at building 32 at sherman mills in the neighborhood of east falls. I live there and I have my art studio there. This image is about the culture of sharing I find so important in being part of the community. Sandy Chierici is one of the artists that has formed a collaborative to offer workshops and experiences to artists and nonartists alike. She hopes to increase the interest in warm glass in the philadelphia area. This is a group of participants in one of her workshops taking a look at a slide show of work in which Sandy explains techniques used in the pieces.

I have been working with the group. I recently designed their identity and have created some marketing materials for them. You can check out the temporary website : b32, a new site is currently under development. It will offer much more in depth information.

Its great fun to take photos and learn about other mediums and the wonderful artists that share the experience.

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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours — POST

I wanted to give you advance notice that I will participate in POST : Philadelphia Open Studio Tour again this year. I’ll be having a studio sale that day offering numerous small works at reduced prices. I need room to make new works. I hope that you will save the date and come to visit sometime during the weekend. Have a little snack, chat and spend some time with my new drawings.

October 27 – 28, 2007

There are new artists here at sherman mills and many are participating.

Mark your calendar. I hope to see you.

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visit my PORTFOLIO
Many of these works will be available for purchase.

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Many of these works will be available for purchase.

see my egyptian waters series
I’m pleased to announce that my work is currently at Bridge Club of Center City 1616 walnut street on the 6th floor. You can see the work before the games. You can find out more using the link. Check out the art and maybe stay and play some bridge. If you would like to make an appointment to see the work please send me an email.

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aRt cards for my open studio [moo!]

These are the cards I’ve made for my open studio coming up in October. (You can read more about my art at my artlog.) How is this unpredictable you say? Well I created a set of images from my drawings at flickr, then they were randomly selected to make the cards. Visitors to my studio will be able to choose a card when they sign in at a corresponding block in my guestbook. There will be more about this story and how it all turns out in my artlog. I just orderd another set of one hundred. Let’s hope the Royal Mail strike doesn’t hold them up.

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new drawings : egyptian waters
I’ve just completed a new series of drawings. Drawn on rag vellum with ink. You can see the whole series at my portfolio. These drawings are made using a series of marks that make up a vocabulary which when placed in order create a story about water. The marks are a hieroglyphics. A series of marks that when deciphered tell the story.

You can always find my work at : stella gassaway : memory landscapes

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Works on Paper Juried Show : I’m IN!

I’m pleased to tell you that one of my drawings has been selected for Main Line Art Center : Works on Paper juried exhibition along with more than 25 other artists. I’ve previewed the work and am very excited to be included in a show with so many excellent works.

The selected drawing privy path is from a series of plein air works in my Rare Earth Series.

I hope you will join me at the reception on friday June 1st.

Works on Paper

May 18-June 8

First Friday June 1, 6-9 pm
Juried by Jacqueline Van Rhyn, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Print Center, this show highlights works in a variety of media created on or of paper.

Wednesday, June 6, 1pm
Join juror Jacqueline Van Rhyn as she discusses the work selected for the exhibition. Free and Open to the Public.

Main Line Art Center
Old Buck Road &
Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041

Privy Path

plein air
pencil and pastel on paper
12″ x 17″

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Sherman Mills : Winter Festival

I’m participating in the sherman mills winter festival. I’ll have my studio open and will be selling drawings at studio prices. I’ll also have cards, note pads, calendars, and other little gifts for sale.

I hope you can make it.

Sherman Mills : Winter Festival
Featuring the works of over 20 of our own artists.
Saturday, December 2nd 2006
noon til 6pm

Sherman Mills Arts Council [smARTS] invites you to spend the day at Sherman Mills for our Winter Festival, the first Saturday of December. Bring your friends and family. Select unique gifts – small, medium, and large – directly from the artists and artisans studios.

Work for sale will include blown, fused, and stained glass; handbuilt ceramic vessels; handwoven scarves, shawls, and blankets; distinctive jewelry and metal work; paintings, drawings, notebooks and cards. Both Crafts for Living and Schuylkill Gallery will be open to visitors.

Bring the whole family and enjoy hot chocolate and cider. Join in arts and crafts for the kids from 2 – 4pm. Chat with the artists and artisans that are your neighbors. Watch glassblowing demonstrations. Enjoy the season.

Northern Home for Children
While you have giving on your mind give to those less fortunate than you. smARTS is pleased to support the more than 1000 children and their families that Northern Home for Children serves. These families are in critical need of warm hats, mittens, scaves and coats in all sizes. Bring any of these items to the festival and drop them off at the Northern Home table. Please only items that are new or in good condition, something you or a member of your family has outgrown. If you don’t have clothing you can make a contribution at the Northern Home for Children table.

Sherman Mills Arts Council is dedicated to creating a self-sustaining community of artists and artisans that are supported in an environment that allows for the creation, exhibition, and sale of their artwork — building Sherman Mills’ reputation as a unique arts destination.

Sherman Mills is a vibrant and diverse community of artists, residents, and businesses. The arts community continues to grow with new art studios being constructed. The community features two galleries: Crafts for Living and Schuylkill Gallery.

For details, directions, and additional information visit

inspirational winter light

This is a photograph of my art studio. This is the wondeful light that I have starting in mid October. My hibiscus has begun to thrive and will bloom through the winter… in the summer they resie in the shade and a lush green without any blooms. October takes the leaves off the trees that block the light and it become an indoor spring. The natural light brings me to different kinds of drawings. I posted this image because it creates a sense of calm for me.

On the wall are some of my drawings that I did over the summer months.

I look forward to the winter weekends here. I’ll sit in my chair, drink tea, coffee, or chocolate depending on my mood. I’ll draw the landscapes of my memories.

I’ve just started getting my drawings up online. You can check them out here.

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