Monday, September 24, 2018

New Designs in Fabric ~

     Some time ago, I painted a series of images on cotton, sewed them together into a banner & used them at my booth during various events.  People always commented on the banner & wanted to buy a set of the images.  These images are specific to Alaska & the summer festivals / markets.

     BUT, how does one price a set of original paintings? It's a dilemma for many artists. How do you price your work fairly ~ both for the customer & the artist?  I couldn't & don't want to hand paint dozens of these on cotton.

     The solution, or at least something I've contemplated, is to have the images printed on 100% cotton fabric.  I tried setting up my designs as a self-lesson in PhotoShop, uploaded the finished art & today I received my 1 yard & a fat quarter fabric with my paintings.  

     Now to cut them apart & sew into a new banner of peace flags.

     Let me know what you think & /or if you'd be interested in a finished banner or yardage?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Join Me ~ First Friday September 7th

Tam Johannes
"Glass on Glass"
Cosmos, Tam Johannes, enamel on glass, 12" x 8" $160
In September, multimedia artist Tam Johannes will present an array of her current work using warm glass. Painting on glass is an experimental medium involving painting with enamels that are compatible with glass when fired at high temperatures in a kiln. Each layer of paint is applied, fired on, and then another layer of glass paint is added. Techniques such as sgraffito are also used to imply texture and depth. Three or more high temperature firings in a kiln are often needed. 

Tam's work is currently being shown nationally in the Peabody Essex Museum, The Worcester Art Museum, The University of California Berkeley, The National Museum of Women in the Arts Gallery and Christmas Catalog (Washington, D.C.). She has also worked as an Artist in Residence in a number of venues including the Anchorage School District and the Anchorage Museum.

It is always fun to see Tam's new endeavors. Her work is accessible and colorful. It is its own niche!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Glass On Glass

Please Join Me
February 9th at 4 pm for a reception at Jens' Restaurant
to debut my new work in 

Glass on Glass Painting

Friday, January 5, 2018

Alaska Gift Show ~ 2018

~ Join me at the Alaska Gift Show ~

I'll be there all three days to write orders for the spring & summer.
I'm discontinuing a number of items in my catalog & will have a
BIG table of cash & carry items at discounted prices.

See you soon~!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Metal & Glass ~ Put A Ring On It....

Annual Showcase

November 3rd, 2017 ~ 5 to 8 pm
Blue Hollomon Gallery ~  Arctic & 36th ~ Anchorage, Alaska

Pin by Mary Kaye Denkewalter,
Ring by Tam Johannes, 
Necklace by  Catherine Stewart
This group exhibit, featuring a dozen or more artists, is a showcase for AMAG members to present their work to the public. The Alaska Metal Arts Guild, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit organization whose primary aim is to sustain a supportive and enriching environment in which members can learn about  and practice the art of jewelry making and metalsmithing. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

First Friday At 2 Friends Gallery ~!

Please join me on September 1st
at 2 Friends Gallery.

I'll be there as a featured artist
with some of my new
Glass On Glass Paintings.

5 to 8 pm
Anchorage, Alaska

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Alaska Health & Fitness Expo ~!

Please join me at the Alaska Health & Fitness Expo

Friday, August 18th, 3 pm to 7 pm &
Saturday, August 19th, 9 to 4 pm

I'll be there with lots of glass items, jewelry, garden
art as well as my NEW Honeybee food wraps!

See you there~!