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Visit the BZTAT Studios Holiday Gift Gallery!

BZTAT Studios Holiday Gallery

Shop from home in class – do your holiday shopping at the BZTAT Studios Holiday Gift Gallery!

“Feline Spirits” painting by BZTAT
“Feline Spirits” painting by BZTAT

What gift is more special than the gift of art for the holidays? Choose a gift for loved ones, friends, special clients, etc. from the BZTAT Studios Holiday Gift Gallery!

(Orders for USA shipping must be made by 12/10/12 to arrive by 12/25/12.)

Don’t want to guess at what someone wants? Get a Gift Certificate!

New items are being added all the time, so check back frequently!

New gallery, new cat, new project, new website…

BZTAT Studios Gallery at Embrace

Shew, do I have lotsa stuff going on!

First, I will talk about the new gallery. As I posted here, I am creating a new gallery at Embrace Pet Insurance in Beachwood, OH. A month is a pretty short time to put a gallery together, but it has happened!

Come join us on Thursday Dec 2 2010 from 4pm – 8pm at the Embrace Pet Insurance offices at 23625 Commerce Park, Beachwood, OH to celebrate the new partnership between BZTAT Studios and Embrace.

There will be light refreshments on hand and lots of pet themed artwork for sale. Original art makes a wonderful gift for pet lovers.

You might even pick up a thing or two about pet insurance from the great folks at Embrace. I am REALLY excited about this partnership, because Embrace is an organization that really values pets and their people.

For the official invitations, either check out Facebook or Evite.

Leashed pets are welcome. I hope to see you there!

I will also have artwork at the Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild at 338 4th St, NW in Canton, OH (next to my old studio) for Canton’s First Friday this Friday, December 3, 2010. I hope to see you there as well.


And the new cat…Well, Okey has really inspired me. Not only has SHE inspired me, the people who have followed her story and given us encouragement have really moved me. So much, that I am moving forward with a project that I have been contemplating for a long time.

I am developing the “Okey’s Promise: Art for a Cause” project, which you can read about on the new website I have developed for it. The project is to raise awareness about the connections between animal maltreatment, child abuse and domestic violence through public art. I hope that you enjoy the site and will follow along with me on this journey.

Is your holiday season as busy as mine? Keep in mind that you can do some of your holiday shopping here! I have several original paintings available, colorful prints and gift certificates. Although it is too late to complete a custom pet portrait by Christmas, you can still give your loved one a gift certificate for a portrait.

Have a fun and joyful holiday season!

Cyber Monday Shopping Shout-outs

Artwork by BZTAT
Artwork by BZTAT

I am not one to enjoy getting elbowed and shoved around in a mad dash to buy the most popular gift item of the holiday season. I prefer to buy handmade gifts that are unique and off the beaten path.

I do my shopping in the Canton Arts District or online from artists and crafts people whose works I have come to know.

I thought I would share a few of them with you.

My favorite place to shop is Second April Galerie and Studios. Second April features artwork, jewelry, and other great gift items from local artists in the Canton, OH Arts District.

Located at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton, OH, Second April has a large gallery on the first floor and individual artist gallery/studios on the second floor.

There is so much to see and do at Second April! It is a fun place to visit, making holiday shopping an enjoyable experience!

One of the studios on the second floor of Second April is White Horse Studio, featuring the artwork of my good friend Sue Steiner.

Sue is most known for painting beautiful Impressionistic paintings of horses, but she paints a variety of other subjects as well.

Sue shares my passion for animals, and often paints pet portraits of cats and dogs. She also has many items that can be purchased online in varying price ranges.

Check out this great special she currently is offering towards her pet portraits!

Last, but certainly not least, I thought I would give a shopping shout-out to a friend who is about as far away from the Canton Arts District as you can get–New Zealand!

I met jewelry and doll artist Whiskr online through Twitter, and I have become a great fan of her work. You can find unique dolls and jewelry at her online Etsy and Art Fire shops.

Whiskr currently is offering  free shipping on all her doll pins and other delights!

Hurry though.  December 7th is her cut-off date for international posting to ensure delivery by Christmas.

Do you know of some interesting places to shop online for unique  handmade gifts? I am always looking for new places to explore! Please leave any ideas and suggestions that you may have in the comments.

I have my own online shopping options, too. Please peruse the galleries on this site for original paintings and prints, and check out my Cafe Press and Zazzle stores too!

Happy Cyber Monday shopping!

Life is and Adventure!


Disclaimer: BZTAT receives no compensation for endorsements. She does have artwork available for purchase at Second April Galerie.