Saturday, May 5, 2007

The First season

Well, now. That first season went by quickly, didn't it?

We are settled in comfortably now. The gallery looks good and we regularly get wonderful compliments from our customers.

Here is the postcard invitation from our grand opening featuring the owner artists. We are six partners and also show the work of another dozen artists, most of whom are local to the Florida Keys.

Judi Bradford paints large canvases in striking acrylic colors and also crafts brilliant ribbon necklaces.

Janis Childs paints tropical fruits and flowers in jewel tone colors on dining ware, furniture and fabrics. She also does bead jewelry.

Maritza Cresce, a native Key Wester, creates organic natural gemstone and silver jewelry.

Lainie Davia combines sinuous handmade 14K and 18K gold designs with exotic gemstones. She is expert in coin mountying, specializing in shipwreck coins, including the Galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha treasure found just off the shores of Key West.

Fran Decker's colorful acrylic paintings capture the flavor of the Florida keys.

Leslie Kanter makes pottery with tropical botanical, epicurean motifs, including banana leaf platters and gecko boxes.

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