Silicon Valley Open Studios – Review

This years Open Studios Event, with glorious weather and spectacular art, proved again to be very well appreciated.  I am looking forward to our Fall Open Studios !

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for a visit !

Events – May Preview

May is going to be a great month – more destinations to find creative, unique items for yourself or just the one extra thing you have been looking for to mark someones special day; there is something for everyone to enjoy. And of course I will be there to showcase my new  TrèsChic Jewelry Collection.

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Palo Alto – Fibre Arts Design Studio – Trunk Show

I am very excited to be participating at the upcoming Trunk Show “an art-to-wear event with my new TrèsChic re-cycle Jewelry Collection”. 

Find the time for a visit – it’s well worth it.
There is so much more to enjoy:

The Gallery with beautiful displayed variety of Artwork from internationally known to up and coming local Artist.

Current Exhibition:  DREAMSCAPES
A solo exhibition by Ellen Brook. Vibrant and dynamic paintings on silk that strike a deep, hidden chord with the senses and subconscious mind.
Exhibition runs from:
January 19 – March 8, 2012

The Gift Shop features a collection of art & design products from around the world. We’ve collected our favorite products to give and receive, ranging from the work of individual artisans to major design icons. Visit us for unique, high quality gift options. We ship everywhere!


Highlights – The Main Gallery, Redwood City

The Main Gallery, an artists’ cooperative showcases the work of some of the best local talent in the Bay Area. Always a great place to visit and to find unique pieces of fine arts and crafts. I can highly recommend to stop by it’s a place that everyone can enjoy.

The 2011 Holiday Show is coming to an end but the New Year will start with the display of New Work; the show will run from January 11th to February 12th, 2012.
Artist Reception: Saturday January 14th, 2012  from 4pm to 7pm

The Main Gallery is located at 1018 Main Street at the corner of Main and Middlefield in the historic yellow Victorian Cottage in Redwood City.  The Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Season of Giving

Reflections:  Holiday Open House – Fine Arts Sale

What a lovely event it has been – just the right setting to start the “Season of Giving”.

Many thanks to Carolina Mueller for opening her house and for all her work. Thanks also to the participating artists and their contribution to make make this event a success, which made it possible, to donate a nice amount to the Art’s Program at Lincoln Elementary School, Cupertino.

Participating Artists:

Elfi Altendorfer

Charlene Celio

Hildy Charboneau

Julia Cline

Christine Harkins

Carolina Mueller

Jeanne Wardrip


What are you doing next week-end ?

How about visiting:

Beautiful Art, Jewelry – meet the Artists have a glass of hot cider, mingle and enjoy a few hours away from the hectic pre Holiday buzz.

If you are not able to make it to the South Bay, join me on Sunday, 12/4/2011 from 4 pm to 7 pm at:

“The Main Gallery”  in Redwood City – Artist Reception

The holiday show opens November 23rd and runs through December 24th.To kick off the holidays Redwood City is hosting their “Home Town Holidays” on December 3rd from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  “The Main Gallery”  will be open that Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.   It will be a fun day to include holiday festivities and art, so saunter over to “Home Town Holidays” from the gallery or vise versa! The gallery located at 1018 Main Street in Redwood City, will also host a reception with the artists on Sunday, December 4thfrom 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., so come and meet the artists and enjoy some hors d’oeuvre’s.  Maybe you’ll find that perfectly unique gift you’re looking for!

Some of the special gifts you will find at the 2011 Holiday Show are Susan Wolf’s I porcelain ornaments, including a few fish, and some openwork porcelain birds.  All created with underglazes with a gold luster.  Wolf also has charming angels that can be hung from a tree by their halos or placed over tealights for a pleasant effect.

The “entertaining vessels”, pitchers, cups and tumblers, Doris Fischer-Colbrie has on display will create a unique and fun atmosphere for the holidays.  In addition, she has vases for setting the festive scene and ornaments for added decoration.

Nina Koepcke has cardinal bird sculptures, cardinal ornaments and bird menorahs that are fun and festive and would help make your holiday truly special.  One of the galleries newest artists, Elfi Altendorfer of “TresChic” Handcrafted Fashion Jewelry –  These unique jewelry pieces might be the perfect gift for that someone special!  And, Belinda Chlouber’s handmade books with words of love and “figure drawings” will be a cherished gift for your loved one.

Meet the artists and enjoy an evening viewing art and preparing for the holidays at The Main Gallery!


Yuletide at Villa Montalvo – 2011

The Historic Villa at Montalvo Arts Center  is just the right place to start off the Holiday Season. The European style marketplace with handcrafted gifts, gourmet alley and of course the beautiful holiday decor made shopping for the special gift a delightful experience for everyone. I am looking forward to be part of next years annual Yuletide Event again.


Ladies Night – Holiday Style

A Holiday Shopping Extravaganza! 

Shop til you drop while sipping on wine.  Find beautiful, handcrafted, unique gifts, clothing, jewelry and more for yourself, your family and friends.  

I am really looking forward to this fun night I enjoyed it so much last year. The beautiful decorated winery and not to mention the excellent wine, food and especially how everything is organized by Gloria and Lisa.

The perfect setting to show off my TrèsChic Holiday Glam Collection.        

This has traditionally been called “Ladies’ Night”.…but there always seems to be a few men that show up????  Men are welcome to come and crash the party…provided they shop for their lady!!!!!

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Great Reception at Redwood City Gallery Annex

Once again, “The RWC Gallery Annex”, as  an extension of the Redwood City Art Center  provided a great venue for artists to come together and exhibit their Art.

Despite the rain, we had a really good turnout at the Reception and people seemed to enjoy themselves.

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