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KALEID's Rockin' Stockings Show & Sale, 12/3/2010 till 12/30/2010

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

6 of my small originals are a part of the Rockin’ Stockings Show & Sale at the KALEID gallery. All of them are matted, framed, and carry special pricing for the gift giving season:

Pensive Moment

Changing Colors

With a Light

Dancing Colors

Sleepy Creek

The Old Oak

The show opens on the First Friday, December 3rd, 7pm-9pm and continues through December 30th.

All art can be taken home at the point of sale.

KALEID Gallery
88 South Fourth St. (at San Fernando)
Downtown San Jose

The full list of participating artists:

Murphy Adams
Shannon Amidon
Tere Barbella
Mariana Barnes
Jessica Beerli
Christine Benjamin
Sandra Billingsley
Mike Borja
Lacey Bryant
Keith Bunnell
Tessa Cavazos
Jean Davis
Joe Decker
Cari Ferraro
Michael Foley
Katie Gutierrez
John Kurtyka
Rene Lorraine
Joshua Marcotte
David Mejia
Woody Miller
Mariya Milovidova
Gianfranco Paolozzi
John Paulson
Al Preciado
Blaise Rosenthal
Valerie Runningwolf
Kurtis Rykovich
San Jose Glass Artist Alliance
Centa Schumacher
Nora Schwaller
Yelena Shabrova
Kate Stewart
Sara Tomasello
Dorothy Whitman
Kathleen Wolf
Jeanne Yee

New art and upcoming holiday show and sale at the KALEID gallery

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

photo of the new display in the KALEID gallery

I made changes to my display at the KALEID gallery.

There are five smaller pieces on display now, three of them are at KALEID for the first time – Outburst, Fortitude, and Scinthia:

Outburst - colored pencil on drawing paper, 6" x 9"

Outburst – colored pencil on drawing paper, 6″ x 9″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, 9" x 6"

Fortitude ~ Prismacolor colored pencil on drawing paper, , 9″ x 6″

Scinthia - charcoal on drawing paper, 5" x 7"

Scinthia – charcoal on drawing paper, 5″ x 7″

You will also see more miniature canvases and small matted original artworks.

The holidays are nearly here! To celebrate them, KALEID will hold a special show and sale that will open First Friday on December 3rd, 2010, 7pm – 10pm, and will be part of the First Fridays art walk.

Please see the KALEID web site for regular hours for the rest of the show and sale.

I am working on several 5″ x 7″ pieces for the show and will post pictures soon.

Trying out Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencils and a new fixative to protect the drawings. So far Stabilo Carbothello have been a pleasure to draw with, they are almost as soft as nu pastel sticks, but not nearly as messy as pastels.

Krismas Party at KALEID Gallery

Posted by Yelena Shabrova

It was Cherri’s and Brian’s idea to gather KALEID artists, their friend and families together and help everyone put names to faces. That really worked out great while I was there, but now I look back and realize that in many cases all I remember is faces. Oh well, hopefully all I will need next time I walk by someone’s display there is to see the name and my memory supply the face.

It was so much nicer to walk around without hurry and take time to see who is doing what. When I come to make changes to my display there is never enough time for that.

The best part of the party was the gift exchange between artists. Every artist was asked to bring a wrapped artwork made for the occasion, and everyone got a tag with a number as they arrive and put their gifts under the Christmas tree. Then Cherri called the numbers one by one, and artists came to the tree and picked whatever they wanted. Note to self: come earlier next year. There will be more choices.

This was my gift, and it was picked by a horse person, Jessica Beerli:

Way cool. I had my doubts about making another horse – after all, not everyone would appreciate a gift like that. But since I was not in the mood for anything else, a horse it was. We had a nice chat with Jessica about almost everything after the gift exchange. I really like her portraits that she now has in the gallery.

And this is the gift I got:

Linda Ritter of Visual Confections made these pretty little ornaments. I should have the Christmas tree up tomorrow, and all three of them go right on it!