Tuesday, December 29, 2009

'Bye-Bye 2009!

Well, 2009 is almost out the door...some may say, "Good riddance!". Whatever your feelings about 2009, we should all welcome 2010 with open arms. The coming year will be an exciting one, and we hope you will visit us at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery to see all the growth and changes the year will bring. Our events calendar will be active, so check in often to see what we've got planned. New artists, new works, openings and private shows will keep the Gallery fresh and ever-changing. Don't miss anything! Be sure to sign in and follow the blog--that way you'll get the latest news via e-mail updates.

Thanks to all our artists, friends, and supporters for a great 2009. We wish each of you a peaceful, joyous 2010. Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Holy Smokes, the Holidays are HERE!

Is it just me or has time FLOWN by lately? Is it really December 18th?!?! Have I finished my Holiday shopping??? Well, thank Heavens for Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery! Visit tonight for FANTASTIC gift ideas, a glass of wine, and a chance to chat with some of the area's most talented artists. Tonight's featured artists are Norm Gitzen, John McCoy, Amelia Costa, and Lois Herrick.

JUST IN...Artists Uncovered 2010 calendar is finally here! This is a wonderful gift for anyone who loves art and naked people! Okay, not really naked, but....Almost! You have to see this--gallery artists photographed by Durga Garcia. Each artist is "surrounded" by art, and not much else! They are selling fast, so come in and grab yours while you can!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Works...

Mary Ellen Dohrs is one of CGMS Gallery's most prolific sculptors. Her work is varied and detailed, from action-packed sports forms (including basketball players and Sumo wrestling!) to works inspired by nature, full of amazing detail and emotion. Here are two of her newest works, a whimsical, smiling, oversized snail and a lovely family group of huskey dogs. Stop by the gallery to see these works in person, and perhaps add them to your collection of fine art!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The BARE Facts...

Just caught this today on Jose Laimiet's "Page 2 Live" blog....THANKS JOSE!!

Remember the old Expose Yourself to Art poster?


Well, a group of local artists have taken that a step further. They’re exposing themselves for their art, Calendar Girls-style.

Twelve artists from Lake Worth’s Clay Glass Metal Stone co-op gallery have posed nude for a 2010 calendar with, or next to, their art. The calendar, says photographer Durga Garcia, a curator at the new Palm Beach Photographic Center in downtown West Palm Beach, is supposed to “get the word out” about relatively unknown artists.

Miss December is Sally Siegel, a glass artist from Jupiter who looks great at 82. Patricia Peters is a shapely sculptor whose body mirrors those of her bronze work, and she is Miss May. And West Palm’s Betty Wilson, also a glass artist, is Miss July as a siren in the drink with her art pieces.

There are dudes, too, and one couple. “No one is really a professional model, but they all are beautiful people,” Garcia said. Garcia made sure to cover the men and women just so. We’re all artists,” Garcia said, “so no one is really that self conscious. They’re covered in the pictures but we all got naked at some point. The only one who walked away is a man who is also a professor at Florida Atlantic University. Everything else went well and now other artists want in for next year.”

Garcia says 1,000 calendars were printed. They’re for sale at the gallery, on Lake Avenue.

Check out some of the photos: