Past Events

5th Annual Artisan Faire

Handcrafted Jewelry
Michelene Berkey     Karen Boelts of Little Bridget Jewelry     Joanna Craft
Suzanne Currie     Elizabeth Nadler of Spirited Muse
Monique Selwitz     Janet Seward     Merry Wennerberg of The Button Box

Wearable Fiber
Deanna Deeds     Mary Hammond     Beth Marx of Studio 907

Charming Ceramics  & Turned Wood
Lisa Mertins     Bill Bahret     Tom Borusky

Luscious Lotions
Bare Naked Botanicals

Epicurean Treats
Drake Family Farms artisan farmstead goat cheese
Harris Family Apiaries local honey
Luisa Chocolatiere handcrafted artisan chocolate
Raw Baby organic, vegan dark chocolate
Spice Merchants spices, gourmet salts, olive oils & vinegars

Crazy chic hair tinsel by Megan

and more!


Summertime Artisan Trunk Show
August 17 & 18, 2018

An artful weekend of handcrafted jewelry, woven fiber, tailored leather, artisan chocolate and sparkly hair tinsel.

Click HERE for our Facebook album!


Artist Demonstrations
July 13, 2018

12 local artists demonstrating their talents in papercut, watercolor, weaving, oil paint, ceramic, and acrylic! 

Click HERE for photos of the evening’s festivities! 


The heART of Orange County All Media 2018
Juried Exhibition
April 21 – May 5, 2018

Our 11th annual juried community exhibition was our most eclectic yet!
67 talented Orange County-based artists were selected by jurors, Jonathan Burke (President, Laguna College of Art and Design) and Hope Railey (Fine Arts Chair, Laguna College of Art and Design). Together with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA), we celebrated the very best fine art and contemporary craft that Orange County has to offer in all styles, all subjects and all media. 

Click HERE for photos from the PACKED opening reception and TACFA’s Broadway in the Park REVEAL!


4th Annual Holiday Artisan Faire
December 2nd & 3rd, 2017

With 2 days to splurge and shop to your heart’s content,
there was even MORE to love with 19 featured artists & artisans

Handcrafted Jewelry
Michelene Berkey     Karen Boelts of Little Bridget Jewlery
Joanna Craft     Jennie Milner of JC Milner Metalworks
Elizabeth Nadler of Spirited Muse     Monique Selwitz     Janet Seward

Ceramics     Lisa Mertins
Mixed Media     Suzanne Currie
Original Drawings & Notecards     James Keniston
Original Pastel Paintings & Prints     Patricia Prescott Sueme
Luscious Lotions     Bare Naked Botanicals

Wearable Fiber
Deanna Deeds     Mary Hammond     Beth Marx of Studio 907

Epicurean Treats
Harris  Family Apiaries  local honey
Luisa Chocolatiere  artisan chocolates     Sola Foods  salsa, spreads, relish & jam
Spice Merchants  spice blends, gourmet salt, olive oil, vinegar & more

Stay tuned… event pictures coming soon!


Children’s Book Fiesta at LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach
October 5 – 26, 2017

Celebrating the magic of visual storytelling with a survey of over 100 original children’s book illustrations, presented with Laguna College of Art and Design‘s BFA program in Illustration.
The temporary exhibit was held at the LCAD Student Gallery in beautiful Laguna Beach.


Wine Tasting, Gourmet Cheese & 2 Jewelry Artists
August 11, 2017

An evening of delicious pairings, featuring 2 popular local jewelry artists

Joanna Craft – contemporary designs in mixed metal, enamel & raw gemstones
Elizabeth Nadler – crystals & beaded boho chic


Artist Demonstrations
July 21, 2017

10 different artists demonstrating their talents in oil, mixed media, pastel and watercolor

Steve Bjorkman    Suzanne Currie    Dori Dewberry    Amanda Fish    Steve Kell
Lawrence McAdams    Pete Roberts    Janine Salzman    Gerald Schwartz    Jim Wodark


The heART of Orange County All Media 2017
April 22 – May 6, 2017

Celebrating Orange County’s vibrant arts community in with Chemers Gallery and TACFA!  Juried by Nick Capaci and Jonde Northcutt, both artists and educators, our 10th annual juried exhibition showcased “the arts” of our county through oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and photography. 

Click HERE for pictures from the opening reception and TACFA’s Broadway in the Park reveal!


December 3 & 4, 2016

With new additions and 21 talented artisans,
there was even MORE to wear, to share, to simply enjoy!

Handcrafted Jewelry
Michelene Berkey    Joanna Craft    Jennie Milner    Elizabeth Nadler
Monique Selwitz    Merry Wennerberg    Yed Omi

Wearable Fiber
Mary Hammond    Susan Horton    Lori Lawson    Beth Marx

Glass, Ceramics & Wood
Robert Held    Maria Counts    Lisa Mertins    Bill Bahret

Mixed Media, Original Drawings & Notecards
Suzanne Currie    James Keniston

Epicurean Treats
Bistro Blends    Luisa Chocolatiere    Sola Foods

Special Book Signing & Panel Discussion
Welcoming Ari Seth Cohen, photographer and documentary filmmaker of Advanced Style and Advanced Style: Older & Wiser, and some of the Fashionable Women from the popular books


2 Day Jewelry Trunk Show
August 19 & 20, 2016

Chemers Gallery Jewelry Trunk Show August 2016

Featuring 5 different artists & their entire jewelry & fiber collections

Michelene Berkeysilver sensation  .  Joanna Craftmixed metal mania
Susan Hortonwoven fiber
Elizabeth Nadlerboho & crystal creations  .  Laurette O’Neilcontemporary flair

Click here for more pictures from the event! 


Artist Demonstrations
July 22, 2016

Chemers Gallery Artist Demonstrations July 2016

12 different artists demonstrating their talents in oil, ceramic, mixed media, pastel, acrylic and watercolor

Dana Cooper  .  Maria Counts  .  Suzanne Currie  .  Dori Dewberry
Deborah Harold  .  Elaine Hughes  .  Lisa Mertins  .  Ian Montelongo
Shannon Richardson  .  Pete Roberts  .  Janine Salzman  .  Kim VanDerHoek

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The heART of Orange County All Media 2016
April 23 – May 7, 2016

Presented with TACFA, our 9th annual juried exhibit welcomed amateur and professional artists from our local community and their depictions of “the arts” in Orange County. We were honored to have Julie Lee, former vice president of collections and exhibitions at Bowers Museum, as our juror. 

Click HERE to see the prize-winning pieces!
Click HERE for pictures from the opening reception!


2nd Annual Holiday Artisan Faire
December 5, 2015
Benefiting Breast Cancer Research in memory of our dear friend, Emik

With 21 different artists & artisans, there was sure to be something special for everyone! 

Handcrafted Jewelry
Ayala Bar    Michelene Berkey    Claudia Berman    Joanna Craft    Kozakh    Madstone
JC Milner    Elizabeth Nadler    Monique Selwitz

Wearable Fiber & Leather
Mary Hammond    Susan Horton    Lori Lawson     ICON Handbags

Ceramics, Glass & Mixed Media
Maria Counts ceramics    Lisa Mertins ceramics    David Van Noppen glass    Suzanne Currie mixed media

Epicurean Treats
Luisa Chocolatiere handcrafted chocolates    Sola Foods jams, spreads and salsas
Spice Merchants olive oils, balsamic vinegars and sea salts    Tatratea tea liqueur

Click HERE for more pictures from the event!


Artist Demonstrations & Mini Trunk Show
July 17 & August 21, 2015

Featuring local artists demonstrating their talents on 2 different evenings:

Dana Cooper     Maria Counts     Joanna Craft     Suzanne Currie     Dori Dewberry     Susan Horton     Steve Kell
Barbara Lanci     Lisa Mertins     Ian Montelongo     Pete Roberts     Monique Selwitz     Kim VanDerHoek     and More!

Click HERE to see photos from July 17!
Click HERE to see photos from August 21!


 Fancy Nancy: The Musical at Chance Theater, Anaheim
May 29 – June 7, 2015
copped pink nancy

Weekly performances of the popular production, Fancy Nancy: The Musical,
along with special tea parties with illustrator, Robin Preiss Glasser!

Framed original and limited edition illustrations from the book series available.


Viewpoints: Orange County All Media 2015
April 18 – May 2, 2015

Our 8th annual juried exhibit featuring more than 40 local artists and their interpretations of
familiar Orange County landscape, architecture and community.

Special thanks to our juror, Greg LaRock, and to our sponsors, Tustin Area Council for Fine Art (TACFA) and Enderle Center.

Click HERE for photos from the opening reception!



23rd Children’s Book Signing & Illustration Show
April 4, 2015
Benefiting the Wooden Floor

Featuring original children’s book illustrations from two extraordinary illustrators, their delightful signed children’s books, and illustrator talks and demos by Raul Colon and Rafael Lopez.

Click HERE for pictures from the event!

The Wooden Floor


Holiday Artisan Faire
December 6, 2014

Handcrafted jewelry, wearable fiber, glass, ceramics, mixed media & epicurean treats from more than 18 artisans!

Michelene Berkey    Joanna Craft    Suzanne Currie    Mary Hammond    Leona Hawks    Elaine Hyde
Amy Kekst    Barbara Lanci    Lori Lawson    Lisa Mertins    JC Milner    Soraya Montelongo    Elizabeth Nadler    Monique Selwitz

Bistro Blends  olive oils & balsamic vinegar    Diva Desserts  specialty cakes    Luisa Chocolatiere  handcrafted chocolate
Natures Tasty Treasures  local raw honey & more    
Sola Foods  salsas, jams & spreads    Tatratea  tea liqueuer