Display Gallery Exhibits Archive
by Mariella Owens
3, 2016 to February
I'm Mariella Owens. I've been doing pottery for 35 years.
And have made many accomplishments.As an artist, I attempt
to be very creative with my work, exploring all the different
ways of utilizing the clay and making it work for me. I try
to have parallels between my work and nature.
artwork shown on my website supports my vision and development
goals by enabling me to move forward with my art shows and
studio. It makes a continuation of my developmental style.
My career as an artist started as a hobby for relaxation.
I would hand build pieces and play on the wheel. After 2 or
3 months, it became so fascinating that I started spending
my lunch breaks on the wheel, slab roller, and extruder at
Riverbend Art Center in Dayton, Ohio.
wanted to improve my technique and skills as a potter, so
I took 9 week sessions of classwork at Riverbend Art Center.
After completing the three sessions, I was invited to participate
in the student's show Riverbend. Within that first show, I
sold enough of my work to buy my first potters wheel. After
several smaller shows, I was asked to be an instructor by
the Art Counsel in 1984 at Riverbend Art Center. After teaching
my first 9 week session, I was asked to return to do 3 sessions
instead of one.
have been doing 10-12 art shows per year and have won numerous
awards from Best of Show to Honorable Mention since 1984.
In March of 2000, I purchased a barn that I renovated into
a studio. The grand opening of "Mariella's" happened
on November 2000.Currently I'm living in Georgia and doing
lots of shows.
by Candy Casarella
1, 2016 to April
STATEMENT: I was born and raised in Southern California. I
first experienced working with clay at the University of California
Santa Barbara. Im the mother of two grown children
and three adorable grandchildren.
lived in New Jersey for twenty years, participating in art
shows and have sold pottery throughout the area. Then I moved
to Atlanta in 1981 where I studied at Penland and Callenwolde.
had my work on display at Simpsonwood, Spruill Gallery, Framing
Artistry, Red Space Gallery, Yellow Dog Gallery and have done
art and craft events all over Georgia. Pottery is my therapy
and my passion. Its a great joy to create things that
others use and enjoy.
Art, Acrylics and Pastel
by Ann Tewelow
May 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016
am so fortunate to be able to spend my retirement doing what
I love to do and sharing my love of art with others. I hope
that you will enjoy the creations in glass and pictures in
glass, pastels, watercolors or acrylics.
am fortunate enough to be living my dream of "doing my
art when I retire". I have always had a love of and interest
in art since my childhood which included earning painting
opportunities in elementary school, giving me the desire and
assurance that one day I wanted to be able to enjoy doing
the art I loved to share with others. After marrying and having
3 children with my husband who was serving in the Navy, including
being stationed in Naples, Italy for four and half years,
we enjoyed touring most of Europe on vacations. Studying oils
and acrylics while in Naples, my art was included in exhibits
and private collections. ("Roman Mist" was in The
Vatican.) Returning to the Naval Air Station in Atlanta, Georgia,
I set aside my art while raising the children and pursuing
other endeavors, including working with Cobb County as Coordinator
of the Mable House Art Center and The Art Station. Upon retiring,
I have been able to again return to my art.
It has been my privilege to have participated in numerous
exhibits at home and abroad and to have been honored to receive
awards for my art as well as earning commissions and sales,
been invited to be a juror for exhibits but the most rewarding
is the reaction of friends and viewers to my work.
As well as continuing my work with pastels, acrylics and watercolors,
I have expanded my interest to include working with glass.
The beauty of glass with the depths of its reflective qualities
and colors has always held a deep fascination for me. Taking
up the art of fused and slump glass when I retired, I discovered
the art of pate de verre and fritography as two new glass
methods. In the attempt to create a niche of my own, I have
begun to create my own molds from clay which are then fired.
I have since added mosaics, etching and sandblasting on glass
and mirrors to my repertoire. All these mediums have allowed
me a wide range of creativity. I trust you will enjoy my art
as much as I have enjoyed creating it.
I hope you will appreciate my work as much as I enjoy doing
it to share with you.
by Matt Blodgett
1, 2016 to August
grew up on a rural Ohio farm, immersed in the beauty of plants
and the creative energy of nature. Even in high school Matt
showed great creative talent and artistic aptitude, winning
a statewide student art competition with "Indian Princess,"
a mixed media collage with handmade paper and copper. The
piece hung in the Ohio Governor's Mansion for one year.
in Horticulture and Landscape Design at Ohio State University.
Moving to Atlanta after college and working with some of the
top landscape companies in the South Matt developed a keen
sense for composition and texture. After more than 20 years
in that industry he has now shifted his attention to his first
and deepest calling, Fine Art, working primarily in collage,
handmade and cut paper, and acrylic media.
shown at several Atlanta Art Fairs, including twice at Callanwolde
Art Center, and has pieces in private collections from Los
Angeles to Washington, DC. to New York City.
very happy to have the opportunity for this solo show, particularly
because the library setting highlights the potential for the
expressive use of paper (both handmade and cut paper) in ways
that reach beyond its common use as simply a vehicle for the
by Cynthia Elliott
1, 2016 to October
a fine artist, artisan and mother of 4, I want to leave a
creative legacy for my children while being an entrapreneurial
role model. I produce decorative art that doesn't impact the
environment. The books we use are upcycled, unless otherwise
requested, to create visual works of art that enhance the
timelessness of the written word.
by Book Stop Smyrna
1, 2016 to January
made from Books!