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New Work Added

It was a startling discovery.  I had been painting alot since I closed the physical gallery (Angel Fire ArtSpace), but until I made the decision to make this site my “studio” plus Music From Angel Fire, and the occasional estate art sale, I really didn’t realize that I spent all my time updating the pages of every other artist…and not my own!  So, after the monster task of taking off most of what I spent a year putting on, I spent much of today adding in what I’ve been up to, and there is more to go!  It’s funny, I didn’t really realize that I’ve been on a tear with pastel!  I do love doing pastel, there is something that links back to the charcoal stick in my hand when I was 10.  I only posted one pastel, but there will be more..it’s a matter of getting them framed.  It’s very dicey to sell and or ship unframed soft pastel, so I prefer to frame them before I put them here.  As  I look around my studio, I see at least 6 that are awaiting frames!  Egad!  All the more reason to get all the other works in acrylic online now, since they mostly don’t need framing since most of them are on cradled panel with painted edges.  Good to go, hung on the wall or set on a shelf, to brighten your room and and your smile!

Anyhoo…that’s it for today.  Eyes are tired and so am I.  More soon, so check back!

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SALE! Studio/Gallery Clearance!

Time to Clear it out and make room for new.  Ask me.  Ask Deborah.  It’s Spring Cleaning time for us, which means GREAT deals for you.  Some discounts a full 50%.  I don’t know how long it will last, but it’s here now and the deals are hot.  If you don’t want to use the PayPal link with the add to cart, it’s still easy.  Just contact me and we’ll work it out otherwise.  Seriously…look for the SALE stickers and note the original price…yowzers.  Time to redecorate!

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Another group of items coming soon!

2012 MFAF Poster, Painting by Sylvia Avenius Ford
2012 Music From Angel Fire Poster (Painting by Sylvia Avenius Ford)

Yes, I’m still getting used to not having the physical gallery to go to most every day, but it seems I’m busier than I’ve been in a long time.  Here is some great news….I’ll continue to have Music From Angel Fire posters!  Wahoo!  And while I have many in stock even right now, they will take some time to get online here.  It’s more than logistics, though that is a piece of it.  It’s photos and identifying and uploading and …..you get the idea. In the meantime, if there’s a poster you’re looking for, let me know and I’ll find it for you if it’s to be found.  I recently sold two: one I had in stock and one took a round about trip to an artists studio to get his signature on the poster.  Lesson: I’ll do everything I can to get it done.  And with much gratitude for those who step up when I call for help! 🙂  (Thanks, Lee! :))

And I’m working on an operational chat window for help functional on this site.  It’s installed now, but I’m working out the glitches, like sometimes it doesn’t tell me when some has clicked for the chat!  woops!  It will all get sorted out soon, I’ve no doubt, but since I’m mostly doing this myself, it’s quite an education!

In the mean time, I’m working on the first group of jewelry to come online, some really beautiful jewelry by Barbara Shewnack.  Some know her work by the name of Catspaw Jewelry.  I hope to have that up by the first part of next week. so stay tuned.

So, test away if you wish, and help me out be letting me know what works and what doesn’t.  It’s weird when I test and it works for me, but then I have someone else test and it doesn’t.  hmmmm.   Figuring it out.

Onward and upward always!

 

 

 

 

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We’re here and growing daily! :)

You may have stopped by and seen the “This site is under construction” sign.  Well, it is, but it is finally “presentable” and that said, a great big “THANK YOU” is due my sweet husband.  I’m an artist.  I know how I wanted it to look and function but how on earth to get there in a complete re-do of the website.  Answer….pass the laptop to John.  🙂

So, for now, we have the following artists online here, with work available for sale:  Me (Katherine McDermott, Artist), L. Martin Pavletich, Deborah Flood and new to the Gallery…let me introduce Cathy McAnally Lubke.  Cathy was actually one of the most influential people in my artist past.  I took her watercolor class in 1996, in Eagle Nest, NM and essentially never stopped painting.  I’d been drawing all my life, but Cathy introduced me to watercolor and I fell in love!

Also on board right now is Roy Brown (ceramics/pottery), though his page is not quite ready to publish.  And coming soon, will be some fantastic unique and beautiful jewelry by Barbara Shewnack (Catspaw Jewelry).  Then there will be more, like Jennifer Cavan (Oil Pastel and Oils) and Pamela Kirk (Jewelry) and Nancy Angulo (sculpture and paintings).  Whew!

In the meantime, check for sale items because those will end soon.  So will the Free Shipping offers.  And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter to get news and specials advertised only in your inbox.

For now, it’s back to the studio.  In the midst of all this technical work, I must paint! 🙂

 

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