Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Settling In Our New Home and NEW EVENTS!!

We have made ourselves at home in our new gallery space at 15 S. J Street!  We LOVE IT!  So much more room, great vibe, new artists, new art...we could go on and on.  If you haven't been down to see us, please stop by!  Our events calendar (located to the right of this post) has been updated through July, with so many more wonderful art events to come.  Remember to "Like" us on Facebook for up to the minute posts, photos and news! 
Our most recent event, "Rock, Paper, Scissors, PAINT!" was so fun.  Featuring the amazing works of Emilio Aponte-Sierra and Steve Brouse.  Both create beautiful works in paper, found objects and paint.  They even created instant "wearable art" on our guests!  Click the image below for a slide show from that night....SO FUN. 
This is just a taste of what to expect from the artists of Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery--so much more to come this summer, don't miss a thing!  Join us every first and third Friday....

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Well, we did it!  We moved into a brand-spanking new space in Lake Worth.  Our new address is 15 South J Street, Lake Worth, right next to the Bamboo Room.  We love the new space and you will too!  Along with our new digs, we are welcoming new artists as well.  Please join us this Friday, April 5, for a "Gallery Warming".  Have a glass of wine, meet the new artists, and enjoy our new home.  New space, new artists, NEW ATTITUDE!  See you at 6:00...
New Artists inlcude Steve Brouse, Barbara Schwartz, Emilio Aponte-Sierra, Junior Norelus, Julie Sylvester, Leslie Reich, Marino Carrasco, Nick Joyce, Valeri Brotherton, and Yvette Valentine.  Come say "Hello"!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013


Oh boy, do we have news.  So much is happening in March I don't know where to start!  First, and most exciting, is announcing that CGMSG is MOVING!  Don't worry--we're not going far and will be staying right in Lake Worth.  Our new location is still a bit of a secret, we'll be announcing our new address very, very soon and will be inviting you to join us for a "housewarming" party in the very near future.  We will be in our Lake Ave location untill the end of March, and plan to go out with a BANG!  March is jam-packed with events, shows, parties and more.  First up is our March 1st Friday event celebrating wood and glass.  Gallery artists Wayne Smith (glass spinning), David Cericola (wood carving), and Eric Codner (wood crafts) will be showing and demonstrating thier amazing works in glass and wood.  Please come support these wonderful artists! 

THEN, a Mug-A-Thon of epic proportions--two nights of ART, MUSIC, and BEER .  What's better than enjoying a free beer at South Shore Tavern & Patio Bar you ask?  Answer:  Enjoying said free beer in an ARTISAN HAND MADE CERAMIC MUG, that's what!!!  Come to the Gallery and reserve a hand made, glazed ceramic mug for $30.00, then on the dates of the event, MARCH 8TH AND 9TH, grab your mug and fill it with a free beer at the Tavern!  One free beer per mug.   The mugs are gorgeous, glazed and fired by some of the county's finest artists and craftsmen (and craftsWOMEN).  The mug is yours to keep, and also makes a WONDERFUL GIFT.  So, come raise a mug to help the Gallery move into our new space...all proceeds support CGMSG and our efforts to support local, independant arts and artists!
Next on the schedule is one of our favorite celebrations of silliness, our annual Peeps Show.  This year we have opened the show to all Palm Beach County artists and Peeps afficianados.  $25.00 entry fee and the chance to win $100.00 and the title of Peeps Supreme!  Contact the Gallery for more information, 561-588-8344.  Rules are simple, the diorama must be larger than a shoebox and no larger than one person can carry. You must use Peeps brand marshmallow creatures (bunnies, chicks, etc.).  NO OTHER BRANDS.  For a peep at past shows (see what I did there?), click here.  This is such a fun, cavity generating event, get your glue guns ready and join us!!!
And finally, we close March with a fantastic Woody Guthrie tribute concert featuring a wealth of local musical talent.  Again, a portion of the proceeds raised will support CGMSG, so get your tickets and come sing along!!!

WHEW!  I think that does it for March.  All of us at the Gallery thank you for your continued support of our Gallery and the many amazing local artists we include in our family.  We look forward to welcoming you to our new location, and many, many more exhibits and shows.  As always, our goal is to support local art and artists, and bring these amazing, talented folks to your attention.  We will do our best to continue to showcase excellent, local, original INDEPENDANT ART!!!  See you soon......

Friday, January 4, 2013

Our First Ever Raffle!!!!

First, Happy New Year!!!  We wish you the very best in 2013, and invite you to keep up with us online, 'cause we have a great year of ART in store for you!

Tonight launches our first monthly raffle.  As we mentioned in an earlier post, every month a CGMSG artist will be donating an original, handmade work of art to be raffled in support of CGMSG's ongoing community arts programs and general operations.  Raffle tickets cost $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.  You can purchase right here on the blog--simply click the PayPal icon on the upper right and choose your option.  EASY AS PIE!  The winning ticket will be drawn on the first Friday of each month (in this case, Friday, February 1st) and the next raffle item will be announced here on the blog the first Saturday of each month (in this case, Saturday, February 2).  A great opportunity to win amazing art and support our Gallery!

First up, we have Tracy Rosof Petersen.  Tracy is one of our "anchor" artists, supporting us from the very beginning.  Her sculptures, pottery and mosaics are beautiful and well-known in the area.  She has generously donated a lovely lighted design, featuring her signature "Peace" sign.  Here are the details straight from Tracy:

This versatile ceramic nightlight lamp vase can be used in 3 or 4 different ways. Use it as a vase with or without water, or a candle container or as a corded nightlight lamp. Each one is created individually and glazed by hand. This low-fire stoneware is twice kiln fired to over 2000°F, the temperature of lava. Looking through the mottled sunset orange peace sign, you can see the light reflecting off the warm white interior. The outside body is a soft satiny mint green with light rust showing through the layers of glaze.

Each nightlight lamp comes with a standard UL approved 6’ nightlight cord with a toggle on/off switch and includes a 4 watt clear bulb. Each bulb has been tested before it is packed for shipment. The lamp weighs approximately 3 pounds and is 9" tall and 6.5” diameter at the widest point of the rim, side to side and 5.5 wide from front to back.

I have used a variety of light sources to most accurately represent the colors of the glazes, with the nightlight cord on and the nightlight cord off, however, colors may appear slightly different on each monitor and in your home lighting. Please email
me with any questions.

Click the image for an expanded view...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Season of Giving....And CREATING!

Happy Holidays!!!  Greetings from sunny Florida.  As we prepare for the almost-upon-us holidays, we here in the sunshine state use spray-on snow and crank the A/C up to create the illusion of winter.  None-the-less, we decorate our trees, light our menorahs, and celebrate the season with joy.  We wish all of our friends, family and supporters Peace and Joy this season, and look forward to seeing you in the Gallery.

Our artistic "elves" have been hard at work, setting the Gallery to perfection.  The shelves are filled with original, hand-made art, and our member artists are anxious to help you find the perfect gift to give this season.  Any time you come to CGMS Gallery, a member artist will be on hand to personally assist you in choosing (or creating) the perfect gift.  Call ahead, and we'll even set up a time to work with you one-on-one!

We also have some new events on the calendar, and new incentives within the Gallery to make your experience here even more fun.  On December 21 we will host a wild evening of live art called "Turn On - Tune In - Spin Out".  This event is a nod to the 60s, and features live art demonstrations by three of our talented Gallery members.  Tracy Rosof Peterson will be throwing pots on a pottery wheel, while Teri Salamoni creates amazing forms turning wood.  Wayne Smith will be spinning glass, creating gorgeous forms in blazing fire.  I believe I've even heard rumors of a contest to see who can create the most artwork in the evening....don't miss this!  A wonderful opportunity to find that perfect, last minute gift.

RAFFLE ALERT!!  AND, we are also offering monthly raffles of member artist creations!  This is a new idea for us, and we are testing as we speak.  Every month a Gallery artist will offer a work of handmade art.  Raffle tickets are just $5.00 each or five (5) for $20.00 (that's the BARGAIN, you end up with a free ticket!).  You can purchase tickets right here, using the PayPal button on the top right.  Raffle items will be announced here and on our Facebook page, along with the artist's bio, and photos of the work offered.  The winning ticket will be drawn on the third Friday of every month, during our first and third Friday art events and exhibits.  A fantastic opportunity to grab some amazing art and support our Gallery! The goal here is to raise funds for CGMS Gallery's ongoing community arts programs (like our Empty Bowls for Haiti project which raises thousands of dollars annually for children in Haiti), as well as continue to provide low cost retail space for local artists to show, create and share their works.
Our first raffle item will be provided by member artist Tracy Rosof Peterson, and I'll be posting photos and info on that very soon, so stay tuned! 
Whew, that's a lot for one post, so I'll quit now.  BUT, please check back--you don't want to miss anything and we have so many fantastic events and exhibits planned....see you in the Gallery!!! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Finally Fall

Well, as of 10:30 this past Saturday, Autumn had officially arrived in South Florida.  This past weekend was the Autumn Equinox, not that you'd know it by the high 90s temps and nearly 100% humidity.  But, we Southerners can Google images of forests drenched in blazing Fall colors and imagine cool breezes not produced by air conditioners!
October is right around the corner, and we are updating our calendar with shows and events.  Our first Friday show for October 3rd will be fantastic.  Boys 2 Men II will feature works in all media created by Palm Beach County male artists aged 16 - 90!  Curated by Gallery member artist Anthony Burks Sr, this show will spotlight some of the areas finest established and emerging artists. We'll have it all--photography, mixed media, paintings and more.  Opening reception Friday, October 5, 6 - 9 PM.

Next, members artist Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro are busy preparing for the next group show to be held at CGMSG, Artists Do The Blues, on October 19th.  Another fantastic effort, including artists from all around the county, established and emerging, presenting Blues-inspired works in all media.  Believe me, we'll have some kicking music playing that night!  And, as always, live art demos, great food and delicious wine.  There is still time to join this show--submission deadline is October 9th.  Contact Betty for more information, 561-762-8162.
So, get ready for Fall, and get ready for some great ART!!!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Summers End...Eventually!

Time is FLYING!  Summer is almost over, but you'd never know it from our hot and steamy Florida weather.  We just said a loud goodbye to hurrican Isaac, a wet event that dumped over a foot of rain in south Florida.  Flooded streets for days, what a mess!  We long for the end of hurricane season and the pleasures of the dry season.  Cooler temps, less rain.  Counting the days!
In the meantime, we're busy as ever in the Gallery.  There is a new structure in place for new artists interested in showing at CGMSG.  Local artists can now rent smaller spaces within the Gallery (we call them "shelves") for $50.00 per month.  A great way to get your work out on display and in the hands of BUYERS!!!  If you are interested, contact Gallery director Joyce Brown at 561-588-8344.  We are always looking for new artists to join us, so please stop by for more information!
We are also hosting independant shows that feature art in all mediums.  The shows are curated and run by Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro of the Craft Gallery.  Betty has already put together two fantastic shows over the summer, with more planned for the fall.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Betty at 561-585-7744.  These shows are open to all artists, all mediums.  We'll be updating our calendar as soon as the next show is scheduled!
Tonight we celebrate AMERICAN art and artists with our Labor Day Art Show, "Made in America".  This will be a fun night featuring an old-fashioned picnic atmosphere complete with soap-box speeches by local labor leaders and a sing-along with PinkSlip.  So, come show your appreciation for local art and artisans!!!  See you at 6:00...