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Laminated full front page from 1980 Daily News about the notoriety and initial cancelling of the Calvin Klein " Nothing comes between me and my Calvin's "TV spot involving 15 year old Brooke Shields.  13 1/2 by 17 1/2  perfect for anyone interested in fashion

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A Hobby to Love

By Marcia Wisehoon

                Over the years I have taken up a number of creative pursuits, and although each has earned a place in my heart and continues to elicit awe and occasional yearnings to create in that particular media, some years ago I discovered a pastime where I feel right at home:  making jewelry.  Reflecting on the reasons why it’s so compelling, I’ve come up with several.

 First and foremost, I think, is beauty.  Jewelry speaks to us through its color, shape, design, composition, and subtle or striking message.  When you don a piece of jewelry it shares its beauty with everyone who sees it, and calls attention to itself and you, effortlessly.

 Second, making jewelry covers myriad aspects of both crafts and the arts, and each jewelry maker can make their pieces as simple or as complicated as they like, incorporating an almost unlimited spectrum of components and techniques.

Third, in my particular jewelry-making enterprise, I use elements that hearken to all of my other artistic endeavors.  By using natural semi-precious  and precious gemstones, the palette of colors is limitless; in fact, many original artists’ pigments were ground from natural stone:  Royal purple amethyst, sunshiny citrine, lime-ripe peridot, grass- green malachite, dusk-blue lapis….the list goes on and on.  To my mind’s eye, each individual stone embodies the spirit of creativity because of its absolute uniqueness.  The forces that created it -- heat, pressure, mineral and elemental contact -- are never exactly the same from place to place or age to age or event to event (read volcanos and tectonic plate collisions).   The tactile aspect also captures me.  Normally I buy natural stone that has been drilled into beads, tumbled, and polished to a glossy or silky finish.  Sometimes the small nuggets of stone are meticulously ground into perfect shapes of uniform sizes, and other times the nuggets are simply smoothed – the rough edges ground down, and they are polished but still retain their natural shape.  Finally, some are kept as close to their natural state as can be done.  You know the attraction of this if you have ever stopped short while strolling along the shore, struck by the startling purity of a white quartz nugget. 

One of my favorite strands of beads currently in my inventory is of 10mm round aquamarine.  It’s not pure and clear as you’d expect to find in a ring setting, but it has that unmistakable sky blue hue.  There are swirled “clouds” of white that present interior spaces of opacity, translucence and transparency.  Just below the surface of these beads are some sparsely scattered tiny specks.  As I’ve held these beads in my hand, turning and rolling them around, I get the unmistakable impression that these little globes of sky have fallen to the beach, and there are grains of sand trapped inside just as the sky bits solidified.  Such flights of fancy are not uncommon as I contemplate stone beads in my search for components for particular projects. 

My first foray into making jewelry was to string a simple bead necklace onto a special beading wire and then to add a clasp.  I already had the beads from a broken necklace, and when I found out that a co-worker made jewelry, she told me what kind of wire to buy, and what I would need to attach a clasp in terms of “findings” and tools.   It took just a few minutes to learn how to assemble and finish my piece.  The sense of accomplishment was great, and I was delighted by the possibilities with such minimal investment.

At first timidly, then enthusiastically, I began to research and study various jewelry-making techniques.  Seed bead weaving fascinates me but I admit unabashedly that the particular skill and patience needed to produce some of these spectacular pieces are beyond the pale for me.  Swarovski crystals tempt with their brilliant reflections—I have friends who work exclusively with these Austrian beauties—but (although I succumb to using Swarovskis for accents at times), they don’t have the weight of natural stone.  I’ve experimented with making my own beads from fimo clay, and with a craft porcelain that needed no firing; I’ve drooled over the most gorgeous lampworked glass beads – and cane glass—and contemplated the cost of investing in all of the tools and materials and classes I’d need for incorporating Precious Metal Clay into my work….

Ultimately I’ve found my comfort zone, my creative niche, in the realm of wire sculpture.  This goes beyond the simple open-netting casing to more intricate wire wrapping embellishment that becomes an entire pendant or focal piece in a larger context of a necklace or bracelet.  For the purposes of budget and inventory control I’ve limited myself for the present to using solid Sterling Silver wire almost exclusively.  Sometimes I add accents of gold filled wire.  (Gold filled wire has one hundred times more gold than gold plated wire, hence it will not wear through as sometimes happens with plating—especially for people who have a higher acidic skin.  Furthermore, unless it is marked “nickel free plating,” jewelry that is silver plated or gold plated does contain a layer of nickel under the silver or gold.  It’s nickel that’s responsible for most allergies to metal; and upwards of 10 to 15 percent of people have a nickel allergy – including me.)

There’s a large enough selection of shapes and thicknesses of precious metal wire to fit a variety of techniques.  A few hands-on classes, some well-illustrated/well-written books, a series of instructional DVDs, and I was in business.  It’s a slow growth business, and I’m still learning techniques within the parameters of wire work.  I’m intrigued by an ancient process of weaving known as a Viking knit that yields rich results.  Eventually I’ll add some soldering skills to my repertoire.   And I’m using Argentium Silver more and more.

Argentium is the Trademark name for a new Sterling Silver alloy.  Instead of using a small percentage of copper, Argentium meets the requirement for Sterling of being .925 solid Silver, but instead of copper, a mineral called Germanium is blended with the silver.  When copper oxidizes, it develops a dark coating; this is seen as tarnish on regular sterling silver.  When Germanium oxidizes, however, it develops a clear coating!  No tarnish!    The other benefit of Argentium for the jewelry designer is that it can be fused to itself without the black scale that develops with regular sterling silver (again, the cause is copper).  This allows me to make some simple hot connections. 

Although tarnish is still somewhat possible, Argentium can uphold the claim of being “tarnish resistant.”  I’m still refining my finishing techniques to obtain the best possible silver shine, but an easy mistake anyone can make with Argentium is to clean it with a cloth that has been used on regular Sterling.  The contaminated cloth can actually transfer tarnish onto the Argentium, so if you have any Argentium jewelry, make sure you use a clean cloth for the occasional polishing.

As I develop new designs for my jewelry, I continue to love the process of building, of learning, and of sharing my love for the unique natural world incorporated into each piece.  The hobby I’ve taken up has taken me up to new levels of creativity and confidence, and convinced me that it’s never too late to start a new venture.  All it takes is to follow your heart to find a hobby to love.

Marcia Wisehoon is a retired editorial assistant from Syracuse University.  She has had her jewelry at shows in Syracuse and the Thousand Islands, and currently sells her jewelry on consignment at CNY Artists in Shoppingtown Mall, and teaches basic jewelry-making classes there. Online, she has an Etsy Shop—www.etsy.com/shop/sterlingandyou and a Facebook page—Sterling and Natural Stone Jewelry.

 This bracelet features a freeform Cranberry Jasper cabochon, set with solid Sterling Silver Wire, with accents of 14k filled Rose Gold.

Turquoise nuggets and beads make up two strands of a necklace that can be detached and worn separately.

This large piece of Chinese Picture Stone is naturally colored and “decorated.”  The trees and bushes are dendritic mineral infiltrations.

Straight from the mine, this Kyanite nugget shows the natural form and growth of the crystalline structure.

Amazonite and Onyx are framed by a heavy gauge wire swirled into a setting; the piece is named “River Rapids”

A small thin shard of Kyanite wrapped to form a delicate pendant.

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CNY Artists is now offering jewelry making classes.  Two types of class will be offered.  The first is a jewelry-making party for children, and the second is a jewelry-making class for adults.  Each class will be taught by a professional jewelry artist with teaching experience, affiliated with the gallery.  Carefully selected materials will be provided to make age- and skill-appropriate jewelry, and each student will take home a finished piece. 

Jewelry-Making Party

The jewelry party will be offered for up to ten children, ages 5 to 15.  A bright, fun selection of beads allows each child to design their own unique piece, by following the teacher’s clear and easy instructions. We will entertain the kids with interesting educational facts about jewelry – and the guests will learn jewelry vocabulary. 

The gallery will provide a private party room and all of the materials needed for making the selected project.  In the event of a birthday party, the party host may bring in balloons, table decorations and plastic-ware, food, drinks, and cake, and, of course, presents.  Each child will leave the party with a finished piece of jewelry.

Party packages include a bracelet project at $10 per child, a necklace project at $15 per child, or both at $25 per child.  (If both are chosen, an additional half hour is added to the party time.) 

Jewelry Only:              Bracelet – 1 hour; $10 per child

                        Necklace – 1 hour and 20 minutes; $15 per child

                        Necklace and Bracelet – 2 hours and 45 minutes; $25 per child

Birthday Party:  Add 40 minutes for food and presents.  $15 clean up charge.

 

Adult Jewlery Making Class

This class is fun, easy, and pays off with a beautiful, unique, professionally finished piece of jewelry.  In this basic introductory class, students will make a beaded necklace with a toggle clasp, and a matching pair of pierced earrings on ear-wires.  This is a great way to sample the craft and have all of your questions answered b y a professional jewelry artist.

Carefully selected materials are provided and students will be able to choose from an assortment of coordinating beads to create a unique design, with professional jewelry making tools available for use in the class. 

Simple techniques will be clearly explained, and students will have a handout to take home for future jewelry-making directions.

A thorough discussion of materials and resources will be on-going throughout the class, and students will leave with full confidence in shopping for their future projects. 

Class length is 2 hours, and cost is $   per person.

This is a 3 piece jewelry set including necklace, bracelet, & earrings. Each piece features a handmade, original, fused dichroic glass pendant made exclusively by IMAGINATIVE CREATIONS of Westmoreland, NY. The necklace is a silver plated triple heart drop necklace with a 19" snake chain. The bracelet is a wavy style futuristic silver plated cuff, & the dangle earrings are set on sterling silver. Once again, the centerpiece of each item is a stunning

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Classes at our convenient location in Shoppingtown Mall

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Below is a small selective sample of the work comprising more than 4,000 offerings that you will find at CNYArtists Gallery in Shoppingtown (near the food court). Contrary to public belief, art is not necessarily expensive, and you can start today to build a collection that will energize you and your home or apartment. Feel free to call Peter at (315) 391-5115 with any inquiries

 

Selected work of the late Jeff Davies are at the Gallery with more coming in the future. including high quality prints of his famous Motor Cycle Print

approx 20 1/2 x 30 - $120

 

 

Nationally recognized Artist Richard Williams has several pieces with us and high quality prints of some of his work are available at CNY Artists. This piece was recently sold but we have others.

 

 

Joob Whitman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging Artist Joob Whitman has done quite well at CNY Artists and offer original oils 8x10 for $ 40 and larger for $140-$225. A very special gift of original affordable art.

 

Pardon the reflection, these are large pieces by Ron Warford that were recently called masterworks by one of the Presidents of an art guild. Print $65 and up. originals $300 and up.

 

 

 

 

 

Truly a Masterwork, measuring 17 X 22, it took over 600 hours and skilled artist, Jaws. had to put in the snowflakes first on a blank sheet of of fine paper and then put in the trees,hearth and other pieces behind it. We offer several of Jaws pieces that range from $200-$2400. Any piece can be pointed to with pride and also carries investment value..

 

 

Soap Rocks - they look like gemstones but are actually soaps that feel smooth on the body and each gives off a refreshing aroma - $12.95 - a delightful gift. Or get one that coincides with the persons birthday, comes in gift box with wood soap holder. $16.95 ( while they last ). Over 30 different selections.

 

Motherboard Clocks

Large $49

Small Table top - $28.
While supplies last

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See some more samples in the slideshow below.

Call us at 391-5115 regarding any purchases.

Find more photos like this on CNY Artists, Crafters, and Creators

 

Here's video on the late jeff Davies and his posthumous show at S.U.

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The Work of Ron Warford is on exhibit CNY Artists gallery . These are fairly large pieces, 13 x 19 or 18 x 30.

The CNY Artists Gallery is located in Shoppingtown Mall, 2nd floor, near the food court. Gallery hours are Mon- Sat 10a-9p and Sunday 11a-6p.

The work of over 150 artists and artisans is also on display and for sale.  CNY Artists invites schools and groups to schedule gallery tours which can be accompanied by an elaboration on how the gallery is run. Discussion includes information on the various artists,  avenues for creative people, and how to combine creativity with the needed aspect of making a living thru art.

 

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Hi Peter,  I decided I would like to teach 2 intro to pastel classes.  One
> in the evening and one midday.  I was thinking Monday evening 7-8:30 and
> Wednesday 1-2:30. 4 sessions per class.  I have written the following for
> the class:
>
> Introduction to Pastel Class: Instructor Jill McAndrew.  4 - one and half
> hour sessions. Monday evenings 7-8:30 or Wednesdays 1-2:30.  The class
> will be an introduction to working with pastels. Students will learn color
> theory and different pastel techniques.  At end of session, students will
> have 1 or 2 (depending on size of work) completed pieces of artwork.
> Students will be responsible for supplies. A list of supplies will be
> given at the first class.
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>
> I will be able to start classes in February.
>
> Jill
> 447-7817

 

 

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Below is a small selective sample of the work you will find at CNYArtists Gallery in Shoppingtown (near the food court) chosen from hundreds of different possibilities. Please bear in mind that we are presenting this sample of work as a convenient way for you to learn about our 200 plus local creators and the gallery, I photographed these as best I could and in many cases they do not show the strong rich colors because of light and or glare. In addition to providing beauty we can also advise collectors or those who wish to collect art on building a collection that will be joyous to the eye and also build value as an investment. Contrary to public belief, art is not necessarily expensive and you can start today to build a collection that will energize you and your home or aparrtment. Feel free to call Peter at (315) 391-5115 with any inquiries

 

Selected work of the late Jeff Davies are at the Gallery with more coming in the future. including high quality prints of his famous Motor Cycle Print

approx 20 1/2 x 30 - $120

 

 

Nationally recognized Artist Richard Williams has several pieces with us and high quality prints of some of his work are available at CNY Artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging Artist Joob Whitman has done quite well at CNY Artists and offer original oils 8x10 for $ 40 and larger for $140-$225. A very special gift of original affordable art.

 

Pardon the reflection, these are large pieces by Ron Warford that were recently called masterworks by one of the Presidents of an art guild. Print $65 and up. originals $300 and up.

 

 

 

 

 

Truly a Masterwork, measuring 17 X 22, it took over 600 hours and skilled artist, Jaws. had to put in the snowflakes first on a blank sheet of of fine paper and then put in the trees,hearth and other pieces behind it. We offer several of Jaws pieces that range from $200-$2400. Any piece can be pointed to with pride and also carries investment value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<p>The Gallery is located near the food court at Shoppingtown Mall, Dewitt.</p>
<p>The Gallery is open 73 hours a week, Monday through Saturday 10 am - 9 PM. Sunday 11 am to 6 PM.  We will be open for extended hours during the upcoming holiday season.</p>
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 <small><a href="http://www.cnyartists.com/photo/photo">Find more photos like this on <em>CNY Artists, Crafters, and Creators</em></a></small><br />
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<p>For more information about the Gallery's history, click on "Galleries" on the navigation bar, and select "CNY Shoppingtown Gallery."</p>

 

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Frank Polera

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Peter – I would be interested in showing my work at the store.

 

Here is my website.  I can bring in samples as well. 

 

http://artisticave.artistwebsites.com/index.html

 

My latest work is mixed media as shown below. 

 

 

 

 

Frank Polera

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Alliance Relocation Services, LLC

Direct:315.295.5237

Office: 1.877.242.0455 Ext: 237 / Fax:1.877.242.0456

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To: Members of CNY Artists Online Community

Just a little message from Peter and some new procedures.

Hopefully everyone knows by now that we are not just a store or gallery. I mean, we are that, a gallery and a store, but we are also a cause with a raison d'etre. If you have read over any of our literature, much of which is on our site, that we are attempting to build a Creative Industry here in Central New York. Myself and the other volunteers take no pay and the store is manned at least 73 hours a week,
and other work is done before or after hours.

Besides giving artists and artisans a place to sell and providing an easy accessible place which customers can rely on to find locally made art and crafts, we have seen a lot of camaraderie and joy being created, that in some cases that synergy has developed into new products. In five other instances, artists have told us that their involvement here has brought them back into creating art again. .And customers constantly tells us that they love the place, and we have customers that return again and again to make additional purchases.

In looking over what has happened in the last year, I want to thank all those who helped us “ pull the weight “ in our effort to create a vibrant arts community by joining at the level which they felt was appropriate from them

We do however want to reward those members who have joined and paid,and encourage more people who have not committed yet to help us “pull the weight” of creating a Creative Industry here in Central New York, by clicking on the Join tab in the navigation button at the top of any page and help us “pull the weight”.

For those that have joined and are bonafide members, and those that join in the future, we will place their name on our ' We Helped Pull the Weight Wall of Honor (unless for some reason they tell us otherwise).

At the end of this February ,we will also be instituting a new procedure. Trial members who have used up their Free 3 months,if they drop out and return in the future, will need to pay an additional $10 Registration fee.

We will soon be be sending out reminders to those members who have used up their 3 months Free Trial, with the cut off date being Wednesday February 29th. Trial members who have not committed and paid by that date will become non-members and will need to pay the additional $10 registration fee if they re-join.

In closing, we would once again like to thank all those who have already become members of the CNY Artists Community and would like to encourage others who have not yet joined, to pay and become a member by right now joining at the level that is appropriate for them.

Please act now to help us “ Pull the Weight” in creating an arts industry here in Central New York.

Sincerely,
Peter and Team

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I took over the leadership of the organization because I would like to see it become a much more robust organization. We already have some members of the leadership tem and I will be contacting some other members whom I will be inviting to join the leadership team. To help inform everyone as to wha this will all mean I am sending the following out to the all members that are on our list. ( Some are not.)
By robust I mean a group that offers more to its members, can pay the Meetup Annual Fee and other expenses.
History: The 40 Plus has had significant growth and those that worked on this are to be commended. But like so many other groups, 40 Plus has to continually struggle to pay its MeetUp costs. Some members have contributed more than their share, others, a little, and many have not contributed anything. I believe the Meet Up membership cost should be fair and affordable by anyone, give us the money to cover our costs and make other funds available for additional benefits and expenses. This would include additional promotional materials, refreshments, and whatever else could be of help to the 40 Plus members . Additional funds could also be asked for by any members who are hosting a MeetUp Group Event, and hopefully this might spur some additional creativity. In addition, if someone is experiencing severe. hardship, we would make a scholarship available.
In order to do that we need to do a number of things.
First, we need to get finances under control. What people basically get who join meet up is a connection to a homogenous group. We could probably call that the #1 benefit. So in this case they get to link to a group of people who are 40 Plus. They can check the site to see if there are any events that appeal to them, or they can post a Meetup . They can also email members within the site.
Whatever they make of it is up to them. So if you think of it in a slightly different way, this is like a club for people 40 Plus , they get to get into an organization, club, where they can network with others who are 40+, attend events, and even hold an event.

Membership and those capabilities have a value
I have communicated with a few others in Meetup, and In an effort to get our fiscal situation in hand be fair across the board regarding costs, make the MeetUp Membership accessible to everyone and hopefully build a more robust MeetUp Group, 40 Plus MeetUp will be adopting the following structure

1. Starting on March 1, 2012, the annual membership will be $7 a year. For that membership you get contact and networking capability, the ability to attend MeetUps, the ability to sponsor a MeetUp and anything else available via the MeetUp Structure. A newcomer can try out the meetup Site for 30 days for free and attend Meetup events as they would like , but at the end of the 30 days, they need to decide if they want to become a member, and if they do, they then need to pay the $7 membership Fee.

2. Payment can be done in 2 ways. If payment is made at a 40 Plus MeetUp Event, the person who holds the event is responsible for giving joiners a receipt noting the person’s name, cash or check, and their name and the date and they will need to forward both to me for proper recording. They will then receive an email CONFIRMTION of their membership and the date it started, once the money is deposited. Or they can pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal. The receipt form will soon be on the 40 Plus meet Up site under Files.

3. Monies will cover expenses such as the Meet Up Fee,any Bank Fee, any Charge Card Processing, Charge Card Monthly Fee, additional expenses, promotion, signage, etc. The Yearly fee paid to Meet up for access and use of Meet Up is currently $15 a month and while I have paid for this, I will need to recover approximately $140 dollars from the membership just for having the MeetUp Site up and running till this point in time. This Meetup fee can be brought down to $144 as long as I pay it all at once, and will do so once we have the money in our coffers. ( If paid monthly, it would be $19/month or a total of $228.year.)

4. I will disclose to all members the income and all expenditures at least twice a year. If additional monies are available, I will probably pay someone an honorarium of around $8-$10 an hour to take care of some of the relate tasks unless some people volunteer their time. And even in that case, they should get something.

5. Members will be able to request funds for any specific purposes once we have money to make said funds available.

6. Decorum. We are ladies and gentlemen dealing with other ladies and gentlemen. Any hurtful behavior or comments, or any swearing, or use of acronyms that stand for swear words will be cause for suspension of membership for a 90 day cooling off period and there will be no refund of all or any part of the 40 Plus Member Fee.

7. For those that have delved into the MeetUp Regulations and Procedures ANY necessary federal, state requirements or any other requirements that are necessary will be complied with.

8. I think we can turn 40 Plus into a very dynamic group that can serve the different needs of different people. Let’s not engage in petty squabbles, instead let’s go forward to build resources, have fun, and make things happen. The Meetup Instructions state that “ If someone does not like the direction of the group, they should simply join another group. “
I will be contacting some specific individuals who have indicated an interest in helping out in such a manner. Kim Pomeroy is also holding a meeting this coming Thursday at 6:30 at the Starbucks in Liverpool to brainstorm events.

Below is a small selective sample of the work comprising more than 4,000 offerings that you will find at CNYArtists Gallery in Shoppingtown (near the food court) chosen from hundreds of different possibilities. Please bear in mind that we are presenting this sample of work as a convenient way for you to learn about our 200 plus local creators and the gallery, I photographed these as best I could and in many cases they do not show the strong rich colors because of light and or glare. In addition to providing beauty we can also advise collectors or those who wish to collect art on building a collection that will be joyous to the eye and also build value as an investment. Contrary to public belief, art is not necessarily expensive and you can start today to build a collection that will energize you and your home or aparrtment. Feel free to call Peter at (315) 391-5115 with any inquiries

 

Selected work of the late Jeff Davies are at the Gallery with more coming in the future. including high quality prints of his famous Motor Cycle Print

approx 20 1/2 x 30 - $120

 

 

Nationally recognized Artist Richard Williams has several pieces with us and high quality prints of some of his work are available at CNY Artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging Artist Joob Whitman has done quite well at CNY Artists and offer original oils 8x10 for $ 40 and larger for $140-$225. A very special gift of original affordable art.

 

Pardon the reflection, these are large pieces by Ron Warford that were recently called masterworks by one of the Presidents of an art guild. Print $65 and up. originals $300 and up.

 

 

 

 

 

Truly a Masterwork, measuring 17 X 22, it took over 600 hours and skilled artist, Jaws. had to put in the snowflakes first on a blank sheet of of fine paper and then put in the trees,hearth and other pieces behind it. We offer several of Jaws pieces that range from $200-$2400. Any piece can be pointed to with pride and also carries investment value..

 

 

Soap Rocks - they look like gemstones but are actually soaps that feel smooth on the body and each gives off a refreshing aroma - $12.95 - a delightful gift. Or get one that coincides with the persons birthday, comes in gift box with wood soap holder. $16.95 ( while they last ). Over 30 different selections.

 

Motherboard Clocks

Large $49

Small Table top - $28.
While supplies last

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See some more samples in the slideshow below.

Call us at 391-5115 regarding any purchases.

Find more photos like this on CNY Artists, Crafters, and Creators

 

Here's video on the late jeff Davies and his posthumous show at S.U.

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Best regards,
Peter Svoboda
Organizer, 40 Plus

Richard Williams

 

As a self taught illustrator I was able to side step the many academic pit falls that plague contemporary artists, such as the belief that drawing skills are not important. My work is steeped in the tradition of craftsmanship and the importance of the narrative. Art in my opinion serves a social function, which can encompass selling a product to the public or making critical commentary on society and culture, and anything in between. To accomplish this, the artist needs to communicate in a simple, clear and powerful way. To do this one needs to have a firm grasp of the basic skills of draftsmanship, color, painting technique and story telling.

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May 31- Letter to Post Standard

 May 31,  2012 Letter to Post Standard

by Peter Svoboda

As a tenant at ShoppingTown Mall, I read with considerable interest the article, ''Town rethinks ShoppingTown's future.'' New ideas are always appreciated, as is…

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Posted on June 1, 2012 at 12:16am

Natalie Merchant Proposed Contest

I think I want to have a karaoke contest at one of the local clubs to see who can do the best rendition of this song. Try singing it gently out loud to yourself. ( From Peter :) Click on the name of the…

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Posted on April 4, 2012 at 6:00pm

Making Up Edith Wharton

Making Up Edith Wharton

From New York book Review by

Francine Prose

Edith Wharton, detail from publicity photograph, c.…

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Posted on March 23, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Subway Stations Around the World

When I think about magnificent, modern architecture, the first thought that crosses my mind is buildings. My hope is that after looking at this set, you'll be stunned and amazed at the vast amount of beauty and creativity found underground. From Europe, let's take a journey beneath the streets to see what subway stations around the world have to offer...…

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Posted on February 22, 2012 at 2:00am

CNY Artists - Inspiration for Feb 21 2012

 

Sleeping underwater amongst marine life is something many of us could only daydream about. For some lucky travelers, this dream has now turned into a reality.



A little over five years ago, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island opened the very first restaurantr under the sea To…

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Posted on February 21, 2012 at 1:30am

My Favorite Picture

The 3 New Maji

 

 

Robert Poorman, Conceptual Artist; Ron Warford, Graphite Fine Artist, Gerina Faison, Jewelry by Gerina. Their work can be seen at…

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Posted on January 27, 2012 at 1:00am

Help Build an Art Industry In CNY

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 12:21pm

Billboard at Teal

This is a picture of our billboard at Teal

Posted on December 18, 2011 at 10:46pm

Some Pics & Video of Gallery

AISLE A - CNY ARTISTS GALLERY - SHOPPINGTOWN

Peter Svoboda is preparing a work area where an artist

will work on a 4 by 5 foot painting
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Posted on December 15, 2011 at 1:30am

CNY Artists Print Production Facility

CNY Artists Print Production Facility

 

After months of research and acquisition of talent and resources, we will very soon ( plan is within 10 days) start producing quality prints.

We are setting up a production facility - this includes a permanent photographic station manned alternately by two…

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Posted on November 9, 2011 at 1:30am

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At 6:29pm on January 6, 2014, pristy said…

Hello Dear!

My name is Priscilla,

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At 11:27pm on March 7, 2012, Laura Evelyn Marks said…

Thanks for the comment Peter. I do do more images like the Austere Figurine, well maybe not as good, because that is definitely one of my all time favorites that I have taken, but here is a link to all my other fashion/glamour images: http://lauraevelynmarks.jimdo.com/photo-gallery/digital-photography/fashion-portraits/

Fashion is my expertise I guess, but I just started taking nature and landscape images like that of the snowy wonderland. I'm slowly building up my nature portfolio for the direct purpose of having sellable images. It's really hard to sell fashion photographs, they are more commercial than fine art I guess.

Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Laura

At 10:18am on January 25, 2012, Patricia Mattison said…
Tina, Tess and I will be at the tech garden
Our business name is Baddaboombaddabing, and we are fiber artists
At 4:52am on December 23, 2011, Diana Suskind said…
Please add the information I gave you last summer. Thank you. Diana
At 4:48pm on July 14, 2011, Monica Stadalski said…
I'm working on the pillows this week...and then we're headed to Buffalo this weekend. Once the mayhem is over I'll be able to focus a little better and start getting everything together we talked about on the phone :)
At 5:32pm on May 31, 2011, huey develin said…

sure...go ahead we will split it, K?

 

At 6:17pm on May 29, 2011, Kristine Fox said…

Ask the risk of being all bandwagony, I wrote a book about a vampire.  Though not your usual vampire.  It's more biological based - as in if vampires really existed, and weren't fantasy-filled magical creatures, what would they be like?  Could they be at all?  Could an ape evolved to hunt other apes - with that ape becoming specialized to hunt human apes.  That's the premise.  Who would they be and how would they live.  There's also murders, and car chases, and grand fight scenes, plus a little romance because, as I was once told, all stories are love stories.  That's the basic premise.  I tired to keep it more literature than plup fiction.  You can read excerpts on my blog - http://vampiretales-fox.blogspot.com/

Thanks for asking!  And if you check out any of the excerpts, please do let me know what you think.  Criticism is the best way to improve! 

At 10:31pm on May 3, 2011, Diane Lange said…
Will do Peter. Thanks for all your hard work for us!
At 7:19pm on May 3, 2011, Lauren Ritchie said…
Peter,  I sent out your message to about 100 artists.  Lauren
At 10:18pm on May 2, 2011, Ellen Gerberich said…

Hi Peter,
Yes , I am a lucky lady. It was an awesome trip.

I  tried to add my MP3 clip twice and couldn't figure it out?
Any help would be welcome.


How did the show go??

I am coming into Syracuse on May 11th for the day so if you need
someone to man the store on that day for a few hours, I'm your girl.
I will be coming in first thing in the AM so let me know it sometime that day would help.

Let me know,
Thanks, Ellen

 
 
 

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