The Garrett County Arts Council is currently celebrating 40 years by entering every customers that spends $40 or more in one of their two gallery locations will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket of art. The promotion runs forty days, from November 15th through December 24th. Customers can also purchase a chance to win the basket without a sale. In case you missed it, here is an article in Mountain Discoveries Magazine about the Arts Council.
My original watercolor "Thirty Two Acres", picture below, is one of the pieces included in the basket.
I have some original art, prints and cards on display at the gift shop inside Penn Alps, next to Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville. If you're planning a visit, you might consider shopping during their Christmas in the Village event on December 2-3.
Original art can be purchased directly from me. Please get in touch at email@example.com if you're thinking about a purchase for the holidays. Please contact me with any questions about any original art on my website. Or, if you saw something at my studio but can't find it online, get in touch and I can see if the painting is still available. I will be shipping original art out of my studio the week of November 27th, so plan now if you'd like to have something in time for gift giving.
Much of my work is now posted at my Fine Art America site, and all of it is available for purchase in prints and cards.
The high quality prints come in up to 15 different sizes and you can customize them with hundreds of mat and framing options. The site allows you to sort through a variety of mats and frames, previewing your image with your selected choices. The prints also arrive framed with the supplies that you will need to mount them onto your wall.
Cards While all of the images are available to print as cards, I set up a Christmas Card gallery, featuring cards like "Santa", for easier holiday card browsing. The card size is 5"x7" and they include a white envelope. You can imprint a custom message inside the card, which I think is a nice feature. When you click on the greeting card, make sure you choose the drop down box to indicate your quantity of cards, as the price drastically reduces the more cards that you buy.
You can find information regarding Fine Art America shipping here. As with any holiday gift, I would recommend you get started with your plans sooner rather than later.
Thank you in advance if you're considering a purchase. It is always an honor and I appreciate your business.
If you're planning on making a trip to the Garrett County Arts Council Pop-up Gallery this fall, please note their hours have changed. If you've never been, the shop is located in McHenry at 25227 Garrett Highway, next to Archie's Barbeque. The new hours are as follows:
As I've posted before, I have an online gallery with Fine Art America, where you can purchase high quality prints and cards of some of my work. October is a great month to consider ordering from FAA, as they are running an "Art and Wine" promotion. Every purchase from the site in October comes with a $100 gift card to Naked Wines in Napa, California. Get a jump start ordering holiday gifts or cards, and take advantage of the promotion while you're at it. It doesn't matter how large your order is for the promotion. If you order a single greeting card, you'll still receive the gift certificate.
If you're in Western Maryland this coming weekend, make sure you take time to attend the Mountain Maryland Studio Tour, sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council. My studio is not on the tour this year, as I had other commitments, but I encourage you to visit the talented artists in the area. If you were planning on visiting the studio this year, and would like to set up an appointment to visit later this fall, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a great chance to visit with Western Maryland artists where they live and work, learn about their techniques and purchase some quality local art. A guidebook for the event, which describes the artists’ work and provides a map and directions to their locations is available at the Allegany Arts Council at 9 N. Centre St., Cumberland or you can access the information at www.artsaleandtour.com. For more information, call 301-777-2787.
Are you looking to work on your watercolor technique this summer? I'm offering weekly drop-in classes again this year in my Turkey Neck Studio at Deep Creek Lake. Sessions are on Friday mornings from 10 am til noon.
These are working sessions with an opportunity for us to paint alongside each other while we discuss various topics and try new techniques. Artists of all levels are invited to attend. Participants are free to drop in for any or all classes. Space is limited, so please call or email at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a spot.
Deep Creek Lake, MD 2355 Turkey Neck Road Swanton, MD 21561 Friday Mornings, 10am - 12 noon $20 per session payable by cash or check at the start of each session. 412-445-1283 email@example.com
If possible, please bring your regular painting supplies. If you do not have supplies, but would like to get started with your own, I do have small kits available for purchase at the studio.