Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Remodeling doesn't have perks....

when it comes to "doing it yourself".

These last few days we've been packing artwork into safe places and have been removing walls at the gallery. Everything is covered in plastic and dust bunnies are being swept up.
Today we took down one of the show walls and turned it over...

I couldn't believe all the holes that had been pounded into that wall. My husband is sure I am out of nails after seeing this...nope, I have more and can't wait to hang the next show! the meantime....we will be having our "Artroom Door" in front of the gallery!
That's me testing it out!

Stop by on First Wednesday...we'll be out on the sidewalk, wear your coats though because I'm sure it will be chilly. You really don't want to miss this!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Just the other day....

I had the opportunity to see some old friends....meaning "art pieces" that have left the gallery and are now in a cozy home.

I love this house and the owner. Everywhere I looked I saw art pieces instead of "stuff" (stuff: that is an object that has been manufactured by machines...many of...knock offs of artists work, etc) We like to say how houses have "soul" when filled with art which reflect on the people living there. Yes, this person has a beautiful soul and walking through the door I felt the life within her walls..not to mention she has 5 wonderful kids that add to her beautiful home.

Looking around I peaked at wonderful art objects from our 100 artist shows...

a door located near the kitchen from our Door Show (by Alison O'Donoghue)

Ceramic letters by Doug Dacar...perfectl for this time of year....and actually all year round!

The kitchen....

and even the bathroom thoughtfully showcases Kim Murton's ceramic swimmers.

I even found one of my ceramic jars that I made years ago.

So...this holiday season, visit a gallery, visit an artists studio and please support the arts.

About Mary Lou Zeek

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We represent Northwest artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media. Our second gallery features exhibitions on a monthly basis, as well as selected group shows and special exhibitions. To arrange an appointment, please call 503-581-3229 or email; During our years of operating, we have successfully encouraged the broadening and blossoming of the Salem art scene. We are dedicated to serving our clients as well as our artists. The relationships that we cultivate with our clients and our artists have been and will continue to be long and rewarding. We encourage you to take the time to be acquainted with us and take the time to appreciate the art we enjoy so much.