Sunday, December 28, 2014
I learned about Ana's life from the article. Born in Brazil, her adventurous spirit brought her to America at 17, she is now 61 and resides in Micanopy, with her husband, Doug Dewey, also a celebrated artist. She is a graduate of UF, with a B.A. in Ceramics. Her studio "Tuscawilla Pottery" is located on her home property in Micanopy, where she has hosted an annual Holiday Celebration and open house for the last 18 years.
Ana has made a life of selling art with her pottery. She has regularly participated in art festivals all over the Southeast for many years. Recently she added to her many awards with 3 prizes in the show circuit this year; 3rd place in 3-D at the Winter Haven Art Festival, Award of Merit at Mainsail Arts Festival and her favorite show, St. Augustine Art Festival, winning Best of Pottery. Ana especially likes St. Augustine because there were 18 male potters and she was the only woman, winning the Best of Pottery. The judge in that festival was Ed Hall, who has a Master in Painting from UF, and has achieved some fame nationally with his cartoons.
Ana loves her work and puts in about 40 hours a week as a fulltime artist. As she said in the Senior Times article, her intent is to design pieces that bridge art and function. We are so proud to have her as a member of the Artisans' Guild.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
The guild artists are so prolific and all over the art scenes in Alachua County and beyond. For example, in Gainesville, a yearly beloved tradition is the lighting of the Christmas Tree at The Historic Thomas Center, located at 302 NE 6th Avenue. The grand ceremony, held on Dec. 6, also welcomed the Annual Gainesville Fine Arts Association's Holiday Show at the Thomas Center, where several Artisans' Guild artists work can be seen on the upstairs mezzanine. Our own Joyce Dewberry won an Honorable Mention for her lovely quilt displayed here.
|"My Aging Bones" by Joyce Dewberry won Honorable Mention.|
Below you can see samples of the art from our artists, Virginia Chen, Linda Pence, Karen LeMonnier and Tina Corbett. Photo's were taken while walking and observing the show so to see the true beauty of each art piece you would have to physically visit to the gallery where the art is on display and for sale until January 6, 2014.
|Virginia Chen's "Anticipation."|
|"Living Chess" by Linda Pence.|
|"Peeking thru Poe Springs" by Tina Corbett.|
|"The Wedding Tree" by Karen LeMonnier.|
|"Traffic Jam" by Tina Corbett.|
|"Thomas Center Serenade" by Karen LeMonnier.|
Monday, December 8, 2014
You can still use the Guild's Open House postcard, we gave out, good for a 10% discount until Dec. 14. If you cannot find it, print it from our last post below. Of course for more shopping options you can visit all of our artists and most of their websites on our website The Artisans' Guild Gallery. Be sure to also "Like" us on Facebook to see new artwork posted and available at the gallery everyday.
Keep your eye on the Scene Magazine in the Gainesville Sun too, so many guild artists are displaying all over Alachua County. The Thomas Center, Melrose Bay Gallery, Gainesville Artwalk, The Hippodrome Theater Gallery, High Springs Art Coop, Gainesville Parks Ford, just to name a few locations.
See you soon at the Guild, shop local!
Friday, November 28, 2014
Welcome to the Artisans' Guild Blog. This blog has been around for awhile but will be gaining new life in the next couple of weeks. We look forward to sharing stories of art at the guild and around Gainesville and it's surrounding cities. The guild is filled with artists from around the county that have pretty cool lives as they pursue their journeys on how how they approach their creative process. Keep checking back for new posts. We welcome your comments and we hope we can be so fascinating that you will become a follower and stay connected with us and we with you! Join the conversation.
|Hand made artistic holiday ornaments for sale now at the gallery on our lovely Tomato cage trees~|