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, OHto 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!
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.
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.