Save the Date! The 2021 Holiday Artisan Faire is jingling on its way!

Click the artisans’ name for some of their handicraft!

Michelene Berkey  |  Krista Bermeo Joanna Craft  Deanna Deeds
Mary Hammond | Beth Marx | Lisa Mertins  |  Elizabeth Nadler
 Monique Berman Selwitz  |  Janet Seward  | Jerry Sawitz |
Karen Nan Jonathan Weaver

Gourmet goodies from
Nuvo Olive Oil  |  Harris Family Apiaries Collery Cookie Company

Join us! On Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th, 12pm-5pm for our 8th Annual Holiday Artisan Faire featuring handcrafted jewelry, wearable fiber, ceramics, turned wood, glass and gourmet treats from 15 artisans. Make a purchase and win a raffle prize from drawings held throughout the weekend.

Holiday gifts galore, all handcrafted… no supply chain shortages here! Discover jewelry in sterling silver, gold, mixed metals, crystal and precious & semi-precious gemstones from jewelry designers Joanna Craft, Michelene Berkey, Krista Bermeo, Elizabeth Nadler, Monique Berman Selwitz, and Janet Seward. Delight in wearable fiber such as scarves, shawls, purses, hats, household soft goods and more from Deanna Deeds, Mary Hammond and Beth Marx. Enjoy contemporary ceramics with a twist from Lisa Mertins. Adore unique hand-turned wood bowls from Jonathan Weaver and glass creations from Karen Varela.

In the tent, we are happy to welcome back Nuvo Olive Oil for a tasty selection of olive oils & balsamic vinegars and Harris Family Apiaries best ever local honey. Introducing, the delicious baked treats of Collery Cookie Company. All enticing for your holiday table and hostess gifts.

 

New Art November 2021

Click the artist’s names or images below to see more of their work.

 

New ART

Marie Tippets

Pastel Still Lifes

Patricia Prescott Sueme

Pastel Landscapes

Linda Karagozian

Wildlife Oils

New CRAFT

Houston Llew

Spiritiles

Lisa Mertins

Contemporary Ceramics

Tom Borusky

Wood & Stone Pens and Vessels 

James Minidis

Mixed Media Music Boxes

 

NEW Jewelry

Krista Bermeo

Lampwork Glass

Yed Omi

Silver, Gold and Gemstones

 

Book Signing with Illustrators Robin Preiss Glasser & Raúl Colón

Saturday, October 16th 1:00-4:30pm all the fun happens here at Chemers Gallery!

It has been a long 8 years since our last illustrator book signing! We know you have missed it as much as us and we can’t wait to bring back this popular event! Meet the minds behind the imagery that has brought color and wonder to so many families.

Robin Preiss Glasser will be signing her yet to be released ballet book, “Grand Jeté and Me”. These will be first edition copies not available anywhere else! Not to mention, she will also be signing your favorites from the Fancy Nancy collection!

Raúl Colón will be signing his newest releases, “Already a Butterfly”, and “Child of the Universe”, as well as other popular titles. Fresh off of his award for the 2021 Carle Museum Lifetime Achievement and Innovation Award, you won’t want to miss your chance to take home signed copies of Raúl’s wonderful books.

Original illustrations and limited edition prints will also be available on October 16th and as always at Chemers Gallery.

This event will take place indoors and outdoors. Masks will be required when inside the gallery as well as when visiting the illustrator’s tables.

More updates to come! Join the Facebook Event here

 

New Art October 2021

Click the artist’s names or images below to see more of their work.

 

New ART

Robin Preiss Glasser

Robin Preiss Glasser Fancy Nancy Grand jete and me

Children’s Book Illustrations
Illustrator of Fancy Nancy Books

Marilee Nielsen

Watercolor Collage

Janine Salzman

Contemporary Impressionist Oils 

Ebrahim Amin

Traditional Landscape Oils

New CRAFT

Houston Llew

houston llew spiritiles adiamio

Spiritiles

Maria Counts

maria counts butterfly ceramics

Imaginative Ceramics

NEW Jewelry

Ceci Rincon

Geometric Colorful Enamel

Ayala Bar

Black eyes Ayala Bar necklace

Israeli Jewelry Designer

 

New Art September 2021

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New ART

Kay Flierl 

Contemporary Landscape & Abstract Oils

Marilee Nielsen

Watercolor Collage

Kristina Swarner

Mixed Media Children’s Book Illustrations

Nancy Goldman

Encaustic Abstract & Landscape

   

New CRAFT

Robert Held

Glass Hearts & Paperweights

Maria Counts

Imaginative Ceramics

Karen Liba

Eclectic Ceramics

Emily Rosenfeld

Pewter Mezuzot

   

NEW Jewelry

Ashka Dymel

Geometric Sterling Silver & Gemstones

Jessica & Ian Gibson

Contemporary Mixed Metal

 

New Art August 2021

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New ART

Nancy Goldman

Encaustic Abstract & Landscape

Pete Roberts

Watercolor Landscape & Still life

Geoffrey Krueger

Photorealistic Urban & Natural Landscapes

Gerald Schwartz

Oil Landscapes

Amy Hernandez Hay

Fine Art Printmaking

New CRAFT

Seeka

Colorful Mezuzot 

Ayala Bar

Israeli Jewelry Designer

Jerry Sawitz

Crystaline Glaze Ceramics

Scott Garrelts

Murrine & Cane Handblown Glass

James Minidis 

Handcrafted Music Boxes

 

 

 

NEW Jewelry

Krista Bermeo

 

Multi-color Lampwork Glass

Hedda Schnur

24k Gold Plated & Sterling Sliver Beaded

Joanna Craft

Sterling Silver & Enamel

 

The heART of OC Artist Demos, August 7th 11am – 4pm

Art in Action!

Join us and 20+ artists from The heART of Orange County All Media 2021 Juried exhibition as they share their magic creating with paint, pencils, pastels, beading and more!

Spend your Saturday afternoon by strolling the sidewalks and watching art come to life! Snacks will be provided when you need to recharge! No masks required outside, but we request you wear them inside the gallery.

The heARTistry happens on August 7th from 11am – 4pm at Chemers Gallery. Connect with your favorite artists and see the unique techniques that result in the works you love. What a wonderful way to celebrate the finale of our juried exhibition!

20 artists confirmed so far!

Cindy Beatteay, Steve Bjorkman – watercolor, Kara Bullock – acrylic, Sarah Ciavarella – oil, Kevin Davidson – watercolor, Dori Dewberry – pastel, Linda Karagozian – oil, Steve Kell – oil, Prerana Kulkarni – watercolor, Julie Leah – hot wax, Jason Li – watercolor, Lisa Mistiuk – oil, Ian Montelongo – acrylic, Sandra Morrison – watercolor, Pete Roberts – watercolor, Marilee Nielsen – watercolor, Karen Neal – oil, Patricia Prescott Sueme – pastel, Ziba Safavian – watercolor, Hedda Schnur – beadwork, Ashley Tallichet, Kim VanDerHoek – oil

Thank you from the bottom of our heART!

Thank you to our artists and supporters for making this exhibition so full of heART! We are so proud to have such a wonderful community and the opportunity to have this in person show to celebrate, masks and all! Stay tuned for photos from the opening exhibition.

Over 90 pieces of art are now on display at Chemers Gallery from over 60 artists! This year’s juror Stephen Anderson, had so many talented artists to choose from when selecting this year’s winners in three categories Contemporary Craft, Contemporary, and Traditional. See below the list of Winners, Runner-ups, Honorable Mentions, Best of Show and the “Enderle Choice” award.

Special thank you to Sharyn Cable from the Enderle Center and TACFA for sponsoring this outstanding local tradition.

Congratulations to all!

To see all works on-line click this link.

Best of Show:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Bullock- Silvery Sometimes, oil

Enderle Center Awards

Enderle Center Choice Award:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Tippets- Carnevale, pastel

2nd Place:

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Li- Sunset Lake, watercolor

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Napoli-  Iris Geometry, 3-d print & laser engraving

Contemporary Craft

First Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Minidis- Hummingbird Meets Flower, mixed media music box

Second Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monique Selwitz- Persian Garden Cuff, sterling silver, gold & gemstones

Third Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa Shippy- Circus Bike, fiber arts

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nohline L’Ecuyer- Untitled, Hand Blown Glass 

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Leah- Infinite Possibilities, hand painted silk scarf

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Tallichet- Colored Clay Teapot

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elena Rodriguez Vieiro- Margarita,ceramic sculpture

Traditional

First Place:

 

 

 

 

 

John Sawyer – Peaceful Shadows, oil

Second Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ziba Safavian- Persian Garden, watercolor & gouache

Third Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Heiman-Greene Pussy Willows, Mourning Dove, oil

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

Sarah Ciavarella- Retired on Route 66, oil

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Prescott Sueme- Peter’s Canyon Bloom, Pastel

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 


Dori Dewberry – Lazy Day, Back Bay – Pastel

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Davidson- Social Distancing on the Orange Plaza, watercolor

Contemporary

First Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Schroeder – Plan, watercolor

Second Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim VanDerHoek- Going Places, oil

Third Place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Hay- Walk The Land, printmaking

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Bjorkman- Practice Practice Practice, watercolor

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Grilli – Lippy, oil

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

Lynk Collective: Eisabeth Beck, Alexandra Chiara, Andre Comtois, Bill Jaros, Marelyn Larios, Nguyen Ly, Bill Myers – Bug Pressed, printmaking

Honorable Mention:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Welker- Finding Turquoise, mixed media

It’s hard to imagine a better show next year…but we are planning!

New Art July 2021

Click the artist’s names or images below to see more of their work.

New ART

Jason Li

Fine Watercolor Landscapes

Pete Roberts

Expressive Watercolor Florals & Landscapes


New CRAFT

Mary Hammond

Intricate Fiber Arts

Maruca Design

Handmade in Boulder, CO

 

NEW Jewelry

Michelene Berkey

Nature Inspired Jewelry

Janet Seward 

Ethnic with Sterling Silver, Antique Beads & Charms

Elizabeth Nadler

Dainty Sterling Silver & Gold Gemstone Jewelry

 

The heART of Orange County All Media 2021, Juried Exhibition

Save The Date!

We are so excited to announce the artists featured in the 9th annual heART of Orange County All Media Juried Exhibition. With over 60 Orange County Artists & more than 80 works of art we will be celebrating the diverse creativity of our community.

SOLD OUT! The excitement begins Saturday, July 24 5:30pm- 8pm by reservation only at the artist reception and awards ceremony. The show continues though August 7th.

Our juried exhibition is unique and varied consisting of all subjects and styles in a wide range of mediums. Expect the unexpected in 2D works in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, fiber, photography and more. Sculpture and wearables are also featured in this one if a kind show.  Wood, ceramics, glass, textiles and mixed media are represented.

This years Juror is Stephen Anderson, a fine artist as well as the exhibition & event coordinator at the OC Fair and Event Center. As always are proud to be partnering with Tustin Area Counsel for Fine Arts to bring you this event. Now in its 26th year, TACFA’s mission is to develop, showcase & support the arts in the greater Tustin Area.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates!

The juried artists are…
Kimberly Altman, Cindy Beatteay, Gar Benedick, Steve Bjorkman, Tom BoruskyGobind Boyes, Kara Bullock, Nick Capaci, David Chapple, Jean Choi, Sarah Ciavarella, Kevin Davidson, Christian Davis, Mika Denny, Dori Dewberry, Michael Evans, Amanda Fish, Nancy Goldman, Cynthia Grilli, Amy Hay, Christine Head, Carol Heiman-Greene, Mark Hosmer, Sharon Jackman, Maaria Kader, Linda Karagozian, Steve Kell, Prerana Kulkarni, Nohline L’Ecuyer, Julie Leah, Jason Li, Patricia Liu, Lynk Collective, James Minidis, Lisa Mistiuk, Ian Montelongo, Sandra Morrison, Verinda Mudan, Amanda Napoli, Karen Neal, Brad Neal, Marilee Nielsen, Jonde Northcutt, Max Ollendorff, Arpad Petrass, Ryanna Phillips, Colleen Premer, Patricia Prescott Sueme, Ted Rigoni, Pete Roberts, Elena Rodríguez Vieiro, Linda Rogers, Janine Salzman, John Sawyer, Hedda Schnur, Ryan Schroeder, Monique Selwitz, Janet Seward, Naomi Shachar, Theresa Shippy, Denise Tabari, Ashley Tallichet, Marie Tippets, Kim VanDerHoek, Rob Wahrhaftig, Lynn Welker, Kathleen Williams

And what’s more…

Artist Demos, August 7th 11am – 4pm

Art in action! Join us and a number of artists from The heART of Orange County All Media 2021 Juried exhibition as they share their magic creating with paint, pencils, pastels, beading and more!

The heARTistry happens on August 7th from 11am – 4pm at Chemers Gallery.

Connect with your favorite artists and see the unique techniques that result in the works you love. What a wonderful way to celebrate the finale of our juried exhibition!

Stay tuned for the list of the participating artists!