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Studio 28 – Enamelists Gallery

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August 2014

Shelly Shen Mini-Show: Mid-Summer Dream

Enamelists

August 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - September 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

The imaginative enamel work of new artist Shelly Shen is featured.

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September 2014

Fusion

Enamelists

September 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014

The artists of the Enamelists Gallery show work that reflects the power and natural flow of the heat that is needed to fuse the enamel to the metal.

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October 2014

Averill Shepps Mini-Show: Enameling in the Twilight Zone — Experimental Work at High Temperatures

Enamelists

October 7, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Unique and dramatic enamel works — the results of experiments undertaken by Averill during last season’s difficult winter.

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November 2014

Holiday Enamels

Enamelists

November 4, 2014 - November 30, 2014

As the holiday season approaches, come see the beautiful glowing colors our enamelists achieve with their work.

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December 2014

Unique Enamels

Enamelists

December 2, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Our December Gallery is the perfect place to come for an original work of enamel.  We are one of only two galleries in the US to feature uniquely enamel work of art.

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January 2015

New Beginnings

Enamelists

January 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - February 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

After the holidays the Enamelists are ready to start new work; come see our experiments.

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February 2015

From the Heart

Enamelists

February 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - March 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

The Enamelists Gallery has the perfect gifts for Valentines Day.

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March 2015

Keen on Green

Enamelists

March 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - April 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Come see the vibrant colors of enamels — green and much more!

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April 2015

Promise of Spring

Enamelists

April 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Our enamels use soft colors and bold images to welcome spring!

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May 2015

Ken U Raku Too? Kathy Bransford Mini-Show

Enamelists

May 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Enamel artist Kathy Bransford will demonstrate the enamel technique called “raku”. Opening Reception May 5, 4-6pm in the Gallery. On May 14 from 4 to 8pm she will give a raku demonstration on the Loading Dock, depending on interest.

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June 2015

School’s Out! But only for some of us.

Enamelists

June 2, 2015 - July 6, 2015

No lazy summer for the Enamelists, who are learning new tricks and techniques. Come see what we have created.

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July 2015

Some like it hot!

Enamelists

July 8, 2015 - August 2, 2015

The Enamelists get stunning results when items are fired at high temperatures. Featuring eutectic and other items from very hot kilns.

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August 2015

Sultry Colors

Enamelists

August 4, 2015 - August 30, 2015

The Enamelists come up with colors that smolder — yellows, oranges, reds.

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September 2015

Autumn Bling

Enamelists

September 1, 2015 - October 4, 2015

The rich colors of Autumn are reflected in the works the artists will be showing this month.

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October 2015

Cool Colors

Enamelists

October 6, 2015 - November 1, 2015

The vibrant colors of our enamel works will keep the chill away.

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November 2015

Extravagant Enamels

Enamelists

November 3, 2015 - November 29, 2015

The Gallery artists are challenged to create new forms and color combinations.

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December 2015

Moderation and Excess

Enamelists

December 1, 2015 - January 3, 2016

The Enamelists Gallery is the perfect place for finding simple and more elaborate enamel pieces for your holiday celebration.

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January 2016

Winter Impressions

Enamelists

January 5, 2016 - January 31, 2016

The enamelists are inspired by the beauty of winter landscapes and cool colors.

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February 2016

Recycle

Enamelists

February 2, 2016 - February 28, 2016

Come see what the enamelists create using recycled materials.

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March 2016

Winds of Change

Enamelists

March 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016

As winter loosens its grip, the artists reflect the coming of spring.

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April 2016

The Birds and the Bees are Back

Enamelists

April 5, 2016 - May 1, 2016

The enamelists get into the spring spirit with bright colors and a few birds and bees and other signs of spring.

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May 2016

Focus on Texture

Enamelists

May 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016

The Gallery artists will show works that use various techniques to gain texture in enamel.

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June 2016

Inspired by Flowers

Enamelists

June 7, 2016 - July 4, 2016

The colors and forms of flowers are the inspiration of many of the pieces in the Gallery this month.

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July 2016

Heated Up

Enamelists

July 6, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Enamels require high heat in a kiln to adhere the glass powder to the metal.  Come see the effects this heat produces.

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August 2016

Symphony in Color

Enamelists

August 2, 2016 - September 5, 2016

The Gallery artists are challenged to try interesting color combinations.

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September 2016

Ann Citron “Fragments”

September 7, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Ann Citron is known for her creative “sculptures” made of enamel, wires, and other fantastical elements. She also creates beautiful enamel pendants from seed pods that are electro-formed and enameled.

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October 2016

Sara Paulson “Between Heaven and Earth”

October 4, 2016 - October 31, 2016

Sara Paulson creates a series of pendants and earrings inspired by outer space and the nearer space of our earth. Galaxies and flowers abound.

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November 2016

Vote for Enamel

November 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016

Come see the most recent beautiful enamel pieces made by our local artists. Enamel pieces make a unique gift that will be much appreciated and admired.

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December 2016

Get in the Holiday Spirit

December 6, 2016 - January 1, 2017

We have hundreds of enamel items to choose from for your holiday gift — beautiful pendants, cute earrings, tasteful pins, impressive wall pieces and lovely bowls. Come see what we have created!

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January 2017

January Blues

Enamelists

January 3, 2017 - February 5, 2017

The Enamelists Gallery has beautiful blue pieces to chase away your winter blahs.

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February 2017

In Love with Red

Enamelists

February 7, 2017 - March 5, 2017

We have every shade of red your heart could desire.  A perfect gift for someone you love, or for yourself!

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March 2017

Promise of Spring

Enamelists

March 8, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Flowers, birds, bright blues, light greens.  We present bright images and colors to cheer on Spring!

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April 2017

All God’s Critters

Enamelists

April 4, 2017 - April 30, 2017

We present an array of enamel work that features all sorts of creatures on earth, and below.  Dogs, cats, bugs, birds, skeletons — come check us out!

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May 2017

A Flowering of Possibilities

Enamelists

May 2, 2017 - May 29, 2017

A beautiful array of flower power as well as trees and landscapes, all in enamel.

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Below the Waves — Featuring the Work of Tova Shpantzer

Enamelists

May 31, 2017 - June 25, 2017

This show highlights the work of local enamelist Tova Shpantzer.

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June 2017

Hot off the Trivet

Enamelists

June 27, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Bold new enamel works from the Gallery’s enamelists.

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August 2017

All Heated Up

Enamelists

August 1, 2017 - September 4, 2017

Exciting bold colors are shown in the Enamelists work.

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September 2017

Featuring the work of Shelly Shen

Enamelists

September 6, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Shelly Shen is a local enamelist who has been with the Gallery for several years.

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October 2017

Drawn to Fire

Enamelists

October 3, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Drawn to Fire presents collaborative works by enamelist/ metalsmith Nan Lopata and graphite artist Drew Parris. Nan fires Drew’s drawings on enamel and then sets them as jewelry. The two artists met when they were juried into the Torpedo Factory in 2016, and discovered that they shared a love of narrative imagery and the ‘lost and found’ qualities in art. Works include wearable and wall art.

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Annual Holiday Show

October 23, 2017

We have a larger inventory than usual for those wanting to give a unique gift of enamel this holiday season.

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Holiday Shimmers

October 31, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Enamel jewelry, wall pieces, bowls and plates in a dazzling array of colors are presented at one of only two galleries in the US devoted solely to enamel works.

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January 2018

White with color

Enamelists

January 3, 2018 - January 28, 2018

As we start the new year, with perhaps a dash of snow, the Gallery has a wide range of colorful pieces to cheer you up when it gets cold and gray.  And even some more muted tones of wall pieces and jewelry if that is your style.

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Enamelists Valentine

Enamelists

January 30, 2018 - March 4, 2018

We have beautiful enamel pieces, including jewelry, bowls and wall pieces, to offer your Valentine.

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March 2018

Spring is Coming

Enamelists

March 6, 2018 - April 2, 2018

Bright colors, flowers, birds, cats and dogs — all motifs to put you in a spring mood.

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April 2018

Flower Power

Enamelists

April 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Flower images in enamel.

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May 2018

Transparent Treasures

Enamelists

May 8, 2018 - May 28, 2018

Transparent colors allow the designs in the metal to shine through.

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June 2018

Symphony in Color

Enamelists

June 4, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Add a burst of color to your life with an enameled piece.

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July 2018

Hot off the Trivet

Enamelists

July 3, 2018 - August 5, 2018
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August 2018

Sultry Colors

Enamelists

August 7, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Bright oranges and reds are examples of the deep colors that can be produced by enamels.

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September 2018

Molton Madness

Enamelists

September 5, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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October 2018

Averill Shepps: Sixty Years of Enameling

Enamelists

October 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Featuring the work of well-known enamel artist Averill Shepps, who has been enameling for sixty years !  (She started very young…..)

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Glossy with the Chance of Jewels

Enamelists

October 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018
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December 2018

Holiday Shimmers

Enamelists

December 4, 2018 - December 31, 2018
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January 2019

New Beginnings

Enamelists

January 8 - February 3

Artists like to use the winter months to experiment with new styles.  Come see what we have created.

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February 2019

From the Heart

Enamelists

February 5 - March 3

Hearts of all sorts for someone close to your heart.

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March 2019

Keen on Green

Enamelists

March 5 - March 31
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April 2019

Promise of Spring

Enamelists

April 2 - May 5

Come see our enamel flower images.

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May 2019

Flowers Galore

Enamelists

May 7 - June 2

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June 2019

Summer Colors

Enamelists

June 4 - June 30

Enamels come in wonderful bright colors.  Come explore.

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July 2019

insects and Flowers!

Enamelists

July 2 - August 4
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August 2019

Red Hot

Enamelists

August 6 - September 2
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September 2019

White is a Color

Enamelists

September 5
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Something Red for Your Valentine

Enamelists

September 5
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Green is the New Black

Enamelists

September 5
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Flowers of Many Colors

Enamelists

September 5
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Recycle to Art

Enamelists

September 5

An Exhibit featuring the work of local enamel artist Kathy Bransford.

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