Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summer Reading

I have been surfing Amazon trying to determine which books will make the best summer reads. I know that many people like light reading for the beach but I have always looked to find books that are interesting but without tragedy. Really, who wants to be sad on their vacation. Here is a list of books I have read that fit this description. I have selected several genres. 1. Here Be Dragons by Sharon K Penman (historical fiction). 2. Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Devereux (romance). 3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (part historical fiction part romance). 4. Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist (fantasy). 5. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie (non-fiction).

Pictured Beach Glass Bracelet and Earrings by Amy Fausthttp://bit.ly/10x0fnj.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Judith Kinghorn Jewelry Designs

Sometimes I view a work of art that moves me to such a degree that I feel like I need to pull out a thesaurus to get just the right words to describe the work.  Judith Kinghorn's jewelry falls into this elite category.  That said I will let her work speak for itself. Judith Kinghorn Jewelry Designs

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Baltimore Jewelry Center

Summer classes are now available online for the Baltimore Jewelry Center - http://go.shr.lc/QXKwMG. The variety of classes is amazing and includes jewelry 101, casting, Illustrator for the jeweler and working with gold. If you are used to the MICA cost for similar classes you are in for a pleasant surprise.  Classes are affordable, comprehensive and employ some of the finest instructors in the area. If you have a desire to make jewelry this is the best place to  learn.  Baltimore Jewelry Center

Don't miss Shana Kroiz's cloisonne enameling class.  The Arrow Pendant is an example of her groundbreaking enamel work.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Desert Rose by Lori Gottlieb

I am impressed with the new Desert Rose jewelry collection from Lori Gottlieb.  I believe she has discovered a design that is both feminine and organic.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

American Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser

American Breast Cancer Foundation: We Fight for Everyone       

PLEASE SHARE...In honor of Mother's Day it is our privilege at www.ArtJewelryOnline.com to partner with the American Breast Cancer Foundation to present the fundraising event Life Saving Jewelry. Proceeds from sales at www.ArtJewelryOnline.com benefit the American Breast Cancer Foundation www.abcf.org. Please let your family and friends know how jewelers are helping to save lives.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Howard County MD Art Awards and Dinner


Saturday, March 29, 2014
Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center
Howard Community College

Join us at HCC’s Horowitz Center on Saturday, March 29 as Howard Bank presents the 17th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. Enjoy a reception featuring musical entertainment, culinary delights from area restaurants, and a silent auction of works by local artists, then take a seat for the live presentation of the Rising Star Competition and the Howie Awards.

The 2014 Celebration is sure to be a stellar occasion, so get your tickets early! Tickets are $100 (reception and live performance in Smith Theatre) and $50 (reception and simulcast in Studio Theatre). Tickets will be available for purchase January 15 on the Celebration page or by calling 410-313-ARTS (2787).

Sponsorship, internship, and volunteer opportunities are available. Visit the Celebration page for more information or call 410-313-ARTS (2787). Proceeds from the Celebration provide funding for the Arts Council’s grant and education programs.

Image (Lee Waxman): Guests enjoy the reception at the 2013 Celebration of the Arts


Each year the Howie Awards are presented to an Outstanding Artist, Arts Educator, and Business or Community Supporter of the Arts in recognition of their significant contribution to the arts in Howard County. We are pleased to announce our 2013 Howie Award recipients:

Outstanding Artist: Bruce Casteel, guitarist

Outstanding Arts Educator: Raissa Howera, visual art teacher at Oakland Mills Middle School

Outstanding Community Supporter of the Arts: Toba Dobkin Barth, arts advocate and administrator

Join us at the Celebration of the Arts on March 29 as we congratulate this year’s recipients!