Open Studio Redwood City

Almost Summer and I am ready for “Open Studio” I will have my new designs on display and my participating artist friends will also have wonderful work for you to look at.  You may discover the one thing you just have to have.

Stop by – meet the Artists and see our original work in a relaxed indoor/outdoor setting;  enjoy a glass of wine some hors d’oeuvres and just have a good time.

 About the Artists:

Jewelry Artist Elfi Altendorfera.k.a TresChic Fashion Jewelry with trendsetting yet timeless creations – the perfect acessories to fit any style.

Photographer Beth Mostovoy, a.k.a. Honey Bear Prints, travels the world in search of images that “reveal the extra-ordinary in the ordinary moments that color our lives.”

Woody Miller – Children’s book artist and painter of fine whimsically delicious art.  Visit

Nancy Woods – wood designs: “I create my art simply to give the viewer joy. No deep meaning, just a touch of whimsy or a stimulation of thought to a time when things were not so serious”.  Read more about Nancy Woods.

Jen Norton Painting – “My artwork celebrates home and everyday moments because I believe it is through honoring and serving family that we learn to create a better world.”  Want to know more visit Jen Norton Art Studio.

I am looking forward to a fun weekend and it seems the weather gods are with us. Love to chat with some of my readers and I am hoping for some feedback.


Fashion – Shopping – Spotlight

Have you discovered this wonderful Boutique in San Carlos yet ?

Holly Hill Urban Style is celebrating it’s first year this Saturday.  I like to share my shopping experiences and impressions with you:
Not only do the “Holly Hill Ladies” wear the clothing they sell, they are extremely friendly and very fashion savvy.
Holly Hill offers alternatives to the typical tired world of fashion – Holly Hill Urban Style is designed for “gal’s” who seek comfortable, sophisticated and ageless clothing,  yet appealingly noticeable with a lot of fashion thrown in.
One can also find the most unique acessories like Jewelry, scarfs and bags.
I adore their layered pieces with mixed textures that are easily adaptable, amplifying wearing opportunities and making easy transitions from day to night and from season to season.
Clothing Lines include Sympli, Mado, Dzehval, Anac, Comfy, Sun Kim, Tulip, Effie’s Heart, Eva Varro, Nally&Millie, Equestrian and much more.

All around an enjoyable shopping experience  Holly Hill Urban Style has become my favorite boutique; check it out yourself !


ARTS RWC: Last Art on the Square tonight

Redwood City

Get ready for a really good time because….

The Fourth of Four Fabulous ART on the Square shows:
tonightAugust 24th (with Music on the Square) from 5 – 8:30 PM.

Sadly, this is the last show of 2012, so you will want to be there!

Read more ARTS RWC

Redwood City – The Main Gallery

Summer Celebration – 12th annual all gallery show  at The Main Gallery
“Nude Beach” on view August 8th through September 9th. 

The Gallery is located at 1018 Main Street in Redwood City and will host a reception with the artists, serving drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Saturday, August 11th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..

Nude Beach means different things to different people and the main galleries artists have translated their view of the theme into their own unique visual format.  Here is a sampling of what to expect;

Susan Wolf, Nina Koepcke, and Doris Fischer-Colbrie, three of the galleries ceramic artists, focused on different aspects of the theme. Wolf states, “I have made a footed platter with a nude beach on it. It is nude because of the naked little people lying on it, and because it is unglazed, for the most part.” While Koepcke decided to focus on the beach part of the title she made two shore birds that frequent Ocean Beach in San Francisco: Brandt’s Cormorant and the California Gull. “ I also made a small wall piece of dog tracks in the sand by printing my Lab retriever’s paws in the wet clay.” States Koepcke. Doris Fischer-Colbrie takes an interesting twist to the theme by making pieces that have no glaze and are fired in a pit on the beach, she considers the pieces to be “nude” and reach their final state on the beach—in effect they are born on the beach!  Colbrie has also made vase forms with a pattern suggesting the rippled sand just beneath the water at an ocean beach, the idea being that the beach itself is nude.

“My reaction to the “Nude Beach” theme was to view the show title within the context of environmental degradation. “Nude Beach” became land that has been denuded of living things.” painter Terrie Moore states.  Moore’s piece contrasts the lushness of the natural world with a grey, industrial landscape with the beaches being river beaches that flow into the ocean.

Elizabeth Noerdlinger has been interested in beach scenes for a number of years and has focused on the sky, water and sand in her paintings. She states, “For this show I decided to stay with the purity of the basic elements that comprise a beach. There are no people in my paintings. I think of them as “denuded” of the impurity people tend to bring to a beach!” 

The beach scenes that Katinka Hartmetz painted are mounted in vintage window frames. “No naked bathers!” she states. “But don’t be surprised if you find a polka-dot bikini hanging on a peg somewhere in the gallery!”

Don’t miss this unique and thought provoking show at The Main Gallery in Redwood City!

Fashion and Art

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

at the San Francisco de Young Museum HERBST EXHIBITION GALLERIES

Love Fashion, appreciate Art …. this amazing Exhibition left me speechless – a hard thing to do ! In my opinion once is not enough to take it all in. This dynamic, multimedia exhibition
can still be seen until August 19, 2012 ! I will definitely visit again.

Sneak Peek:

Meet the Artist’s

Just a gentle reminder upcoming Exhibition July 4th – August 5th, 2012
“Extravaganza – La Luna” at The Main Gallery.
Meet the Artists: Reception July 7th, from 6pm to 8pm

Tony Williams and myself have been working hard and challenging ourselfs for this show and we are very exited to present our newest work and creations.

TresChic Show Preview:
“Extravaganza Collection” – Crochet with metall wire, fuzzy silk, crystals
“Contemporary Tribal Collection” – African Trade beads, wood, glass
“Avant Garde Collection” – re-purposed and up-cycled materials
“Signature Collection” – Safety pins, glass
“Summer Pebbles Collection” – Italian glass, silver

Meet your local Artist

Palo Alto – Fashion Event

Eve: “Lust for Couture” Countdown !
Shop till you drop, get a spa treatment, and have lunch! This 4 day event features the work of today’s best new and established fashion and jewelry designers from the Bay Area and beyond. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the designers, pamper yourself, and enjoy a fashion show and have lunch al fresco.

See you there !

Champagne Reception
Sneak Preview Sale
Catered Hors D’oeuvres
Vip Gift Bags to First 100 Visitors
Free Valet Parking
FRIDAY | MAY 18 | 10AM-5PM
 Chef Chu’s
Manicures by Body Kneads Salon
Peet’s Coffee
Alterations by Elaine’s of Palo Alto
Gift Basket Raffles
Valet Parking
 Fashion Show | 12-1PM & 2-3PM
Facials & Massages by Orchid Bloom Spa
Peet’s Coffee
Gift Basket Raffles
Alterations by Elaine’s of Palo Alto
SUNDAY | MAY 20 | 10AM-5PM
 Facials & Hair Styling by Juut SalonSpa
Organic Lunch by Lyfe Kitchen
Gift Basket Giveaways
Coffee by Ground Up

For more Information and Directions visit:




Redwood City – “The Main Gallery” upcoming Event

“Another Look” highlights talents of several artists ! This show should not be missed.
All this colorful and unique creations inspire to add a new element to your decorating
or gift-giving and so much more.

A Reception with the artists present will be held on
March 24th, 2012
from 4 to 6 pm

The Show “Another Look” will continiue through April 22nd, 2012.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.

"The Main Gallery" is located at 1018 Main Street in Redwood City.
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