Thursday, November 19, 2020

Holiday Gift Guide

 A quick guide to what art's available, what’s on SALE & where to shop. Place online orders by Dec 1st for Christmas delivery. Happy Holidays! Read on…

Holiday Gift Guide

Dear friends,

What a long, strange year this has been. My studio flooded last week. Nearly all the paintings are fine. In the rush to move things to higher ground, my inventory system got completely jumbled. *sigh* Until I figure out what's where, I have closed my online artwork shop. 

But you can still find my artwork and gift items this season. I have abstract paintings at Bishop's Stock and plein air paintings at Annmarie Garden--all of them framed and ready for gifting. And, of course, my online gift shop is still open. Details and links are below.

Please have a happy & safe holiday season!

Love,

Barb

Abstracts at Bishop's Stock

Bishop’s Stock

Add some sparkle to the season with small abstract paintings framed in rose-gold! Each piece is $75 and measures about 7” x 9” with the frame. Bishop’s Stock has lovely holiday gifts for all budgets—and wine! Please contact the gallery for purchase (410-632-3555).

Landscape paintings at Annmarie Garden

Annmarie Garden

The Small Gift Sale at Annmarie Garden is on!  Six of my suburban landscape paintings are there, marked down to $250 (original price $350). Also be sure to check out the ornament sale, Postcards from the Pandemic exhibition, and Garden in Lights. Please contact the arts center for purchase (410-326-4640).

Printed tote bag

Painterly Gifts

Visit my printed gift shop for colorful grocery totes, coffee mugs, glass cutting boards, fanny packs, calendars, and lovely hardback journals. They make excellent gifts and stocking stuffers. Yes, you may use coupon codes if you have them. For Christmas delivery, please place orders by December 1st, to give my printer plenty of time to create and ship your stuff. 

2021 Trees Calendar

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Fall Migration Gala & Silent Auction

You are warmly invited to the Ward Museum's Fall Migration Gala and Silent Auction. For more details, please read on...


Dear friends,

You are warmly invited to the Ward Museum's Fall Migration Gala and Silent Auction. The gala is completely online this year, and will take place tomorrow, Friday, November 6th, from 7-8pm. You won’t want to miss the musical performances, arts demonstrations, and fun!

This virtual event will feature: jazz by Harvey, Allen, & Stanley; bluegrass by Nate Clendenen, a painting demonstration by Nancy Richards West, a carving demonstration by National Heritage Fellow Rich Smoker, a visit from the Salisbury, MD Poet Laureate, Nancy Mitchell, special guest appearances, and more.

All proceeds raised during the gala and auction will benefit the Ward Foundation – the nonprofit that staffs and runs the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University.

Follow the link to the virtual event (below) for directions on how to attend, either through FaceBook Live or on Youtube.

Hope you can make virtually it!

Love,

Barb


FALL MIGRATION GALA


Online Gala Event

Friday, November 6, 2020, 7-8pm

https://givegrove.com/2020wardgala/


Silent Auction

Already in progress

https://givegrove.com/2020wardgala/silent/


Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art 

Salisbury University

909 South Schumaker Drive

Salisbury, Maryland 21804

410-742-4988

https://www.wardmuseum.org/

Clock Calm - in the Silent Auction

Silent Auction

For the past decade, I have been a plein air painter focusing on the natural beauty in and around Snow Hill, MD. This acrylic painting on wood panel called "Clock Calm" was done in early spring at the Ocean City Harbor and measures 9"x9". The boat is named Dream Catcher. 

This painting is regularly priced $350, but your winning bid may be far less. Celebrate 52 years of the Ward Foundation by bidding on any of 52 unique works of art, decoys, gift-able experiences, and more—now through November 8 at 5:00 p.m. All proceeds raised during the gala and auction will benefit the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University.

The bidding has already begun!

Silent Auction

https://givegrove.com/2020wardgala/silent/

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

The Ward Museum’s vision is to be a leader at the crossroads of the arts, heritage conservation, environmental education, and community service. They create inspirational, innovative, and accessible exhibits, educational programs, and public events that build on the legacy of pioneering decoy makers Lem and Steve Ward.

The Museum has a variety of educational programs for both children and adults. It sponsors a members’ wood-carving club at the Museum; and gives a group bird walk every Tuesday morning with the Museum’s education staff gathering data on the different species of migrating birds the data from which is sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where it can be accessed by researchers.

Your support will help the Ward Museum reach 20,000+ students annually through the Ward Museum’s educational programming, and over 12,000 visitors who enjoy low- and no-cost programming and exhibits each year at this unique, accredited institution.


Monday, November 2, 2020

November 2020 Newsletter

If you’ve been waiting for me to paint bigger, I finally have some biggish paintings available. Read on...

Hello friends,

You often ask if I have any larger paintings. Today the answer is "yes, I do." These landscape paintings all feature dramatic sunrise scenes. I enjoy getting up early to catch the morning light as it spills into the world. Have a look!

The paintings are on paper and measure 18 x 16 and 16 x 16 inches. They will will ship to you rolled in a tube, USPS Priority Mail, fully insured. As always, I ship on Fridays. For holiday delivery, hit me up by December 1st.

Happy Fall!

Love,

Barb

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But How Will It Look Framed?

This is one example of how the large paintings on paper would look framed. I like the clean, simple presentation of a substantial white mat with a thin natural molding. This painting "Back to Front" measures 17 x 16 inches, and framed like with would measure about 26 x 26 inches. I urge you to consult a professional framer near you--they will help you show the painting to its best advantage.

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Stocking Stuffers

The gift shop is full of calendars, hardback journals, new tote designs, cutting boards, fanny packs & mugs. Please get your orders in by December 1st for holiday delivery. 

Browse the Gift Shop


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Friday, October 16, 2020

Grand Re-Opening of PainterlyGifts

Finally, I've re-opened my printed gift shop Painterly Gifts. It's stocked with calendars, new tote bag designs, journals, and more. Read on...


Hi friends,

Welcome to the new and improved Painterly Gifts! I've had the shop closed for much of this year because of Covid production delays at the printer and shipping disruptions. Now things have settled down enough to re-open.

If you were not acquainted with Painterly Gifts before, let me introduce you. This is my Etsy shop that is 100% printed gifts that ship directly from the printer. This includes colorful grocery totes, coffee mugs, glass cutting boards, fanny packs, calendars, and lovely hardback journals. Yes, you may use my coupon codes in both shops. (My original paintings, collages, and monoprints are in the other shop.) 

For Christmas delivery, I suggest that you get orders in by December 1st, which seems early I know, but US shipping is a bit unpredictable this year. 

Love,

Barb


Clockwise from upper left: hardcover journal with my abstract painting on the cover, tote bag featuring "Rosy-Fingered Dawn," Bob Ross quote coffee mug, another abstract painting on a fanny pack, glass cutting board featuring "Muck or Nettles," and the 2021 wall calendar of trees.






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Saturday, October 10, 2020

October 2020 Newsletter

2021 Trees Calendar

Hi friends,

The new calendar is here, and it's trees, trees, trees!

My 2021 calendar features 12 of your favorite tree paintings (plus a bonus month!). The wall calendar is printed on sturdy 120lb white paper. The pages have a matte finish. It has a hole for easy hanging & display and chic black spiral binding. And if you spill something (on your wall?), you can wipe the calendar clean with a dry cloth--at least that's what they tell me.

Shameless praise of last year's calendar:

Robb says, "Oooh, this has a nice weight to it!"

Liz says, "I cut out September and put it in a frame."

Tamara says, “I like that my office is filled with your artwork."

 

* 9.5 x 17.25 inches

* 14 pages

* $27 + tax

* Free US shipping

 

If you need this to arrive by Christmas, please place your order by December 1st, which seems early, but US shipping is a bit unpredictable this year.

TAKE ME TO THE CALENDARS!

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Love,

Barb