Jewelry above by Jane Bailey
Last night, I paid a visit to Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 to attend their "First Friday" show. ( Can you believe it's already September!?) This month, the event featured four jewelry-designing ladies: Nancy MacCallum, Tammy DeWolfe, Christina Hurley and Jane Bailey. The focus on jewelry was a fresh and welcome change of pace from the usual paintings and drawings, I have to admit... PLUS, there is more impulse to buy a piece of art when you can wear it right out of the gallery!
Jewelry by Christina Hurley
I really liked this show a lot. For one thing, each artist selected had a style that was very different yet very complimetary to the other designers' work. This made the show more exciting and surprising. I liked the variety, and while everything was so different, it all hung together beautifully. The second thing I liked was that, of all the artists work on display, there was at least one piece, from each participating artist, that I would have liked to walk out of there with! That's rare. It speaks to the talent of the group but also to the specific selection of artists. It was a good group!
Jewelry by Nancy MacCallum
Jane Bailey and Co.
Me modeling my favorite Jane Bailey piece
Sisters! Me and my uber-talented jewelry-designer sister Nancy, one of the artists featured in the show.
At the end of the night, I walked out of the show wearing the beautiful Nancy ManCallum necklace piece I'd worn on my way in, but I did not walk out of the show empty-handed. I purchased a gorgeous stone "statement" necklace from Tammy DeWolfe!
Location:First Friday Jewelry Show