Monday, January 31, 2011

What a whirlwind of a month...

We started on the 26th of December and finally finished with our remodel over the weekend. To top things off, we were also setting up our Plate it Up show which will start tomorrow.

Here is a look at the inside space.

We finally took the paper from the front windows and felt so refreshed...after one month, we got to see the light of day.

I had to take this shot from the upstairs office.

Friday night I celebrated a long month of work and went out with the neighborhood girls. We had a great time relaxing, visiting and discussing "fun times" in the hood. We decided to place a few "partial bodies" around for some fun and late night pranks!

Sunday...I saved a day just for me and another friend. We took a fantastic class up in Portland and learned how to make desserts from felted wool. I was able to finally spend a day doing something besides gallery business. This doesn't happen very often so I really relished in this pleasure....Here is my cupcake.

Hope to see you all at the gallery!
Mary Lou

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Our remodel....

is nearing completion. We've moved everything out, repainted all the walls and redesigned the interior...on top of all of this we've been receiving 6 to 8 boxes a day for our Plate it Up show! Did I mention anything about " packing peanut hell"?

We are so excited and can't wait to reopen with our fresh look! We plan to rehang the gallery in the next few days and then will focus on hanging the Plate it up show...which is going to be GREAT! Watch for the upcoming plates on the website!

Of course....Cooper has the perfect life in front of our fire this morning. Lucky dog.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Plates are landing at the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery!

AND.......we are jumping up and down with excitment! Our "Plate it Up" show is off to a great start! Ceramic artists are sending plates from all across the United States...all in support of CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).
We will begin photographing all of them in the next week and will post them online for everyone to see. Here is a sneak peak at a few of the plates that will be in the show and part of the silent auction.
Take a look.

Kim Murton

Joseph Pintz

Robin Slakey

John Gumaelius

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A happening night for all...

who came out to see just "what the heck" they were talking about. Yes...our darkroom door made its official debut out in front of the gallery. Enter in to see the "viewing" of our paint by number collection....close the door and see them change.

We had a few "famous" artists who added their own art to these masterpieces!

There were a few who needed a reassurances that we wouldn't lock them in while they viewed the art.

While others couldn't have had more fun (all 4 at once inside!). Also notice that the pen wasn't only used inside the darkroom but on their faces!

So...If you didn't have the chance to see this wonderful crazy experience in Downtown Salem, you may see us again when you least expect it!

Now...onto the remodeling and soon to be updates! Plus...all my new best friends are rapidly sending in their plates for our next show...Plate it Up!

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.